Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January 29th, 2015 Newsletter

January is Rotary Awareness Month
February is World Understanding Month

January Program Chair is Anna
February Program Chair is Rhonda

The program for January 29th had to be changed.  Guest speaker will be Connie Nightingale, president of the Board of the Tommy Douglas Centre.  Bruce will speak about the Rotary Foundation at a later date.

February Program:
February 5th:  business meeting
February 12th:  to be arranged
February 19th:  meeting at Tatagwa to honor Ray Y. and Stafford for 40 years in Rotary.  Duane will give more details and have a sign-up sheet.
February 26th:  Don Kraft

Let's check in with what Chakra has been doing in Nepal.  I hope he will be booked to speak at one of our meetings.

Here he is with the Memo of Intent between our club and the Rotary Club of Dhangadhi.  With their club, we are working to provide scholarships for children to attend school and to stay in school.
Here Chakra is presenting our cheque to the club president
and here the club president is handing it to the club treasurer.
Imagine the children whose lives this project will impact!
Chakra also sent this beautiful photograph of the Himalayas as he was flying from Dhangadhi back to Kathmandu.
It will be interesting to hear from Chakra about whether our cheque was easy to cash and whether there was much loss on the exchange and the cost of cashing the cheque.  Bob is looking into how people who want to donate personally can receive tax receipts from us.  At this point we aren't set up as a Foundation so we can't issue them but perhaps the District or the Estevan Club (which has an established Foundation) could issue them on our behalf.  We'll keep you posted.

Guest speaker at our meeting last week was Jennifer Kuchinka.
Emilie attended with her new host mom Nancy Molder.
Deana and Mal shared some laughs.
While Duane Schultz, Esquire, kept his audience captivated.
Grant M. learned that his practical jokes on Judi just don't match the ones her sister plays on her!

Meals on Wheels:
 February 4th - Norma, February 11th - Diane, February 18th - Don

Emilie's Drivers:
February 5th - Mal, February 12th - Terry, February 19th - Michele

February 1st - Garnet, February 2nd - Norma, February 3rd - Bunny Wiebe

February 2nd - Ted & Rhonda

How well do you know your fellow Rotarians?

Last Week's Question:  Which six members of the Chocolate and Nut Tray committee will be very thankful when the fundraiser is wrapped up?  Answer:  Michele, Pat, Jill, Duane, Deana, Alvena

This Week's Question:  Which ex-inbound exchange student will be visiting in September?  That question is too hard so let's see if this photo helps you out.

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