President's Message
President's Remarks:
President Karen welcomed everyone to our first meeting of our next century.  Karen was very pleased with the results of the Centennial Celebration, there have been great comments about the event from the 171 guests, "kudos" from the District and RI leadership in attendance and a wonderful tribute to Rotary's first 100 years in the community.
Karen also took time to thank all those who organized, assisted and participated in it, it was something to be proud of.  Karen also spent a little time thanking the club and her Board members for their support  during this busy year,
Rotary Fun Fact:
  • Rotary in the community: Rotary Week - Over 10 community acts of kindness in the community.
  • Investing in community: The Rotary International VP is very excited about our Rotary Impact Assessment and would like this highlighted / brought forward to the RI Board of Directors….as a potential model / best practice for other Clubs…to showcase how Rotary makes a difference in communities…
Membership Update:
  • Director of Membership, Bruce Shepard took a minute and reminded the club that his committee is having a special interactive session on Wednesday at 5:00 pm, on the theme of mentoring.  An invitation has gone out to all club members, and the membership group would like to hear from as many Rotarians as possible so please come out.
Rotary Club Information:
  • Housekeeping:
    • Please bring auction items.  It is an important part of our meeting.
    • If you have a Meeting Minute, please send Pres Karen a note (email, phone, in-person)
    • Board minutes can be found on Clubrunner, under Club Documents.
Rotary Presentations:
  • President Karen, and President-elect Chris Perret spent some time discussing a proposal from Cypress County and the Homeowners Association in Dunmore to provide an opportunity to plant 100 trees (to mark our Centennial) and participate in the creation of a park between the Co-op Gas Bar and Eagle Butte High School.  Chris spoke about problems trying to do a project of this type within the City, and the advantage of spreading our wings a bit to our neighbouring communities.  This project is just in the concept stage, it does not take the place of our trail signage and marker project with Parks and at this time doesn't have a detailed cost estimate.  The timeline is likely into 2019-2020.
  • Several questions were asked, and the idea of planting trees at the Rotary Track was advanced.  The Board will need to consider all options and will come back to the club once more information is obtained.
Upcoming Rotary District Events:
  • Rotary International Convention – June 23-27, 2018 in Toronto:  This is a great opportunity for new and seasoned Rotarians to become immersed in the world of Rotary. The Club has agreed to provide an incentive of $500 for new members and $200 for existing members to attend the RI Conference.
Future Programs:
  • Our meeting on Monday June 25th will be a "Year in Review", as well as photos of the Centennial Celebration.
  • REMINDER, no meeting on Monday July 2nd, due to the stat holiday
  • Rotary at the Maverick's baseball game is Friday July 6th, game starts at 7:05 pm
  • For more Club activities, to keep up with events and stay in touch, check the Club website at:
Executive Changeover - 2018
Because President-elect Chris Perret will be at the RI Convention in Toronto next week, and then on vacation in early July, the club held our annual Executive Changeover meeting today.  President Karen thanked all the Board members for their support through this busy year, thanked those were stepping down and welcomed two new members who will begin serving in the next year.
The charge to the President and the Board was read by AG Dave Panabaker and the club thanks everyone who takes on an executive position for the club!
The 2018 - 2019 Executive are President Chris Perret, Past-President Karen Blewett, President-elect Margie Booyens.  Doug Fleming will stay on as Secretary and Gail Halderman will continue as Treasurer.
The Directors for 2018 - 2019 are Teresa Schile - International Service, Glen Presley - Ways and Means, Shann Snedden - Youth and Vocation, Bruce Shepard - Membership, Mark Sorenson - Community Service and Heather Bach - Club Service.  Thanks to all of you for serving.
Club Meeting News
Introduction of Guests
  • Jennifer Perret, partner of incoming President Chris.
  • Mike Hertz        June 18.
Club Anniversaries:
  • None this week.
Weekly Draws:  
  • Attendance draw today was # 68, and Jan Stalwick was NOT present to win a free meal.
  • Raffle draw was won by Jillian Koch who won a selection of tea. 
Club 500:
  • The $1,500 prize this month was won by Bruce Valk, on a ticket sold by Jack Snedden.
  • The   $500  prize was won by Scott Bauman, on a ticket sold by Brenda Bauman.
Make Ups:
  • The eight Rotarians who volunteered at the Sunday evening bingo.
Family of Rotary:
  • No report this week.
Minute People:
  • Teresa Schile thanked those Rotarians who volunteered at the "Hues for Humanity" fundraiser for Canadian Humanitarian.  There were 350 participants and Rotary got some great publicity.  It will be on our radar as an activity next year as well.
  • Ted Cowtan reminded Rotarians about the Rotary Friendship Exchange which is being planned for New Zealand in February 2019.
    Applications are currently being accepted for a Rotary Friendship Exchange to New Zealand from February 11 to 25, 2019. Currently they are looking for 12 Rotarians (in any combination of individuals and couples for this exchange. The exchange is to New Zealand - North Island- District 9930 and will begin and end in Hamilton. The group will be picked up from and delivered back to Auckland Airport. Transportation to the 5 different clubs around Hamilton will be by 12 seater minibus (cost of transportation to be split by group). The group will gather at a hotel in Auckland on February 10 and be picked from there.
    This Friendship Exchange will involve 15 nights including the one pre-exchange night in a hotel then 15 days/nights with different host Rotary families (3 nights each). There is usually a maximum of 6-7 host families per host Rotary club. Programming includes Rotary activities, touring local points of interest and visiting tourist attractions.
  • Anne Carrier reminded Rotarians that the sign up sheets for birthday cake cutting on Canada Day, July 1 are on the back table.  The 11am - 1pm shift is full but there are several spaces available on the 1pm - 3pm shift.   Anne will have parking passes for all volunteers available at the Monday June 25th meeting.  It is always a great day.
  • Membership Director Bruce Shepard reminded Rotarians about the mentoring workshop on Wednesday June 20, at the Cypress Club starting at 5 pm.  Invitations have gone out, please respond for the catering staff.
  • Dave Panabaker, on behalf of Bingo Chairperson Dave Stalwick (who was have a root canal), thanked the volunteers who came out on Fathers Day evening, the event made $262 and the guess pot was won by John John.
  • Anyone who ordered the Centennial Photo printed on "gator-board", to match the 90th anniversary photo can pick them up from Dave Panabaker at a meeting.
  • Dave Panabaker announced that "Rotary baseball evening with the Mavericks" will be Friday, July 6th at 7:05.  Tickets will be $25.00 and include a drink, burger and popcorn.  The "Dugout deck" has space for 25 people, tickets are available by contacting Dave or at the club meeting on Monday.
    Upcoming Events
    Membership workshop on Mentoring
    Cypress Club
    Jun 20, 2018
    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Rotary at the Mavericks game
    Athletic Park
    Jul 06, 2018
    6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
    Rotary evening bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Jul 20, 2018
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Rotary evening bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Aug 09, 2018
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Rotary afternoon bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Aug 26, 2018
    11:45 AM – 4:00 PM
    Rotary evening bingo
    Top Hat Bingo
    Sep 12, 2018
    5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Executives & Directors
    President Elect
    Past President