President's Message
President's Remarks:
President Karen welcomed everyone to our last meeting of this Rotary year, and her last "official" meeting acting as President.  She encouraged all the club members to check the Twitter/Facebook updates that Chris Perret has been providing from the Rotary International Convention in Toronto.
Karen spoke about the accomplishments of the club this year, following closely the club Strategic Plan done several years ago.  Things such as a new sound system, the update of the Rotary Branding at meetings, and shortened lunch meetings have all contributed to a new atmosphere at our noon meetings.  As well, she spoke about the Rotary Impact Assessments, which impressed the Rotary International President at our Centennial celebration and provide some evidence of the impact of Rotary in the community over the past 100 years.
Karen also spoke about some of our 16 Community events this year, including our Christmas Stocking delivery, Random Acts of Kindness, the Salvation Army kettles and other fun things. She also spoke about the monthly business meetings, and the quarterly meetings held with other local club Presidents and President-elects.
A copy of Karen's presentation is available to all club members as a downloadable document, from the club website.
Rotary Fun Fact:
  • Outgoing President Karen noted that her fun fact this week was imbedded in the presentation on the Club "Year in Review".  She was proud to thank Doug Fleming for his work on engagement and attendance, and noted that Rotarians provided over 4,000 hours of service to various community causes. 
Membership Update:
  • No updates this week.
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 Chris a note (email, phone, in-person)
    • Board minutes can be found on Clubrunner, under Club Documents.
Rotary Presentations:
  • None this week.
Upcoming Rotary District Events:
  • After RI Conference in Toronto this week, things should be quiet for a while.
Future Programs:
  • 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:
  • If you have any future program ideas, please email Jillian Koch at
Club Meeting News
Introduction of Guests‚Äč
  • There were no guests at the meeting today.
  • Dave Maclean        June 26.
Club Anniversaries:
  • Margie Booyens     July 4, 2016           2 years.
Weekly Draws:  
  • Attendance draw today was # 64, and Mark Sorenson was present and won a free meal.
  • Raffle draw was won by Ted Cowtan who won Roger's chocolate. 
Club 500:
  • Next draws are in July.
Make Ups:
  • Dick Bide had a makeup at the RC of Kallispell.
Family of Rotary:
  • No report this week.
Minute People:
  • Ted Cowtan reminded Rotarians about the Rotary Friendship Exchange which is being planned for New Zealand in February 2019, you have until July 3rd to apply.
    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.
  • Ken Zollner 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.   He also had parking passes for all volunteers day.
  • 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, and as of 2:00 pm on Tuesday there are 6 tickets still available by contacting Dave.
  • Dick Northcott expressed his thanks for the Rotary support at the recent Canadian Humanitarian fund raiser.  He presented President Karen with a certificate of appreciation.
  • Dick Bide updated those present on the dinner club.  Beginning at the first meeting in July sign up sheets will be available for the 2018 - 2019 edition of the dinner club.  It is a wonderful way of incorporating partners into our Rotary family and always a lot of fun.
  • Margie Booyens, now President-elect for the club in 2018-2019, is the outgoing Director of Club Service.  She took a couple of minutes to thank first Heather Bach, who is taking over for her as Director.  She asked all the club members to give Heather the kind of support she has received in her two years in the portfolio.  She thanked Heather for her work on the weekly program, which is now being passed on to Jillian Koch.  She thanked John John and the meeting setup team for their work every week, all those Rotarians who volunteered as greeters, Bruce Shepard and the other Sgt's-at-Arms for their fellowship at each meeting, Dick Bide for his work with dinner club and Don Reid (and others) for the music at the weekly meetings.
    Upcoming Events
    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