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Speakers
JOHN NASSER
Oct 22, 2018
RIVER LANDING DEVELOPMENT
CHIEF TROY COOPER
Oct 29, 2018
STATUS of POLICING in SASKATOON
PETER & ELAINE ZAKERSKI
Nov 05, 2018
HOPE for MALAWI UPDATE
NO MEETING
Nov 12, 2018
REMEMBRANCE DAY
NO MEETING
Nov 19, 2018
In lieu of RAP AGM & 15th Anniversary
RAP AGM & 15th ANNIVERSARY DINNER
Nov 22, 2018
Details are following
STEPHANIE RUSU
Nov 26, 2018
HEART & STROKE
DISCUSSION SESSION
Dec 03, 2018
Agenda to be circulated
VOLUNTEER EVENT
Dec 10, 2018
FREINDSHIP INN
CHRISTMAS PARTY
Dec 17, 2018
SANTA CLAUS VISIT (BETHANY HOMES)
NO MEETING
Dec 24, 2018
CHRISTMAS BREAK
NO MEETING
Dec 31, 2018
NEW YEARS DAY
TBA
Jan 14, 2019
TBA
TBA
Jan 28, 2019
TBA
TBA
Feb 11, 2019
TBA
TBA
Feb 25, 2019
TBA
TBA
Mar 11, 2019
TBA
TBA
Mar 25, 2019
TBA
TBA
Apr 08, 2019
TBA
 
 
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At the Zone District Conference, Hartford, CT the week of October 17, 2017; the Rotary Club of Saskatoon was awarded the 2016/2017 Zone 24 West Public Image Award for the promotion of the Club’s Centennial on August 17, 2017. 
FOOD CARDS
 
We will be continuing with our Food Card program this year. Wayne Storozuk has ordered cards from Co-op and Safeway/Sobeys. They should be available the week of October 22nd.
 
Donna Gauthier has volunteered to receive orders and distribute them to members. Please place your order with Donna in one of three ways:
 
  1. Email: donnagauthier@sasktel.net
  2. Telephone: 306-374-1878
  3. In person when she attends meetings.
 
Let Donna know how you will be paying for your order. Donna will also record your credit card information for anyone wishing to pay by credit card.
 
President Paul will bring order forms, credit card authorization cards and completed orders when Donna is unable to attend meetings.
 
WORLD POLIO DAY
 
World Polio Day is being celebrated on October 24th. So please consider a contribution to Polio Plus Fund so Rotary can keep up the battle against polio until it is 100% gone.
 
Stopping polio eradication when we are 99.9% done would be like walking away from a fire when it is 99.9% out. One spark is enough to start a new fire. That would mean abandoning decades of investment in polio, including nearly 1.9 billion Rotary dollars, and countless hours of work by generations of Rotarians. It would also cause irreversible damage to Rotary’s reputation. If we stopped work on polio now, we would see 200,000 new cases of polio every year within 10 years. Polio would be a crisis again. We just cannot stop now!
 
The five Rotary Clubs are celebrating World Polio Day through an event hosted by the Rotary Club of Meewasin. The Rotary Club of Meewasin has arranged a “wing night” at Saskatoon Sports on Tap starting at 6:00 p.m.
 
Come down and join in on continuing the battle against Polio.
 
 
LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR CLUB
 
  1. 2018-2019 Rotary Year

    We currently have a vacancy on our current Board of Directors; that being the position of President Elect vacated by Bev Johnson due to health issues. It is important to fill this vacancy at the earliest opportunity as the incumbent will then proceed to the position of President-Elect in the 2019-2020 Rotary year and work with then President Vic Dubois.
  2. 2019-2020 Rotary Year

    Serving your club as a board director or leader is just a great way to interact with your fellow Rotarians and gain knowledge and experience from other leaders in your community. If running for a position on your own is too intimidating at this time, then join forces with a fellow Rotarian and apply for the position as a team. One of the Rotary Clubs in our City currently has a co-President arrangement and from what I have seen at President’s Council it has taken a lot of stress away from the incumbents, and works just fine.

    In December, we need to file a list of board members for the 2019-2020 Rotary year. The positions coming vacant as of June 30, 2019 are as follows:
    1. Director of Rotary Foundation
    2. Director of Club Service
    3. Vice President
       
HANDS-ON OPPORTUNITY WORKING WITH YOUTH

The Saskatoon Restorative Action Program (RAP) is the signature program in our community of all five Rotary clubs. In partnership with schools and community partners, the Restorative Action Program deals with bullying, physical violence, crime, mental health,  substance abuse, and suicide and self-harm – with programming delivered to over 8000 youth in Saskatoon schools. We work with youth to develop and practice conflict management, relationship management, and leadership skills – focusing on prevention, intervention and reconnection.

A teacher at one of the RAP high schools has indicated an interest in forming a youth club with a group of youth interested in pursuing a leadership venture. When our Executive Director of RAP became aware of this, he suggested that the school consider forming an Interact Rotary Club. What a great way to engage youth in leadership and create a feeder system of future Rotoact and Rotary members. Remember, in a Interact Club, the youth do the work and take responsibility for projects, fundraising and events. All that is required from Rotarians is the time to work with the youth by providing mentorship and guidance as they launch this new venture. The Rotarians would also serve as the official link to Rotary District.
 
NO MORE DRAMA
The Need
 
Parents and care givers with teen girls are far too familiar with the troubling way girls bully each other. Toxic relationships between teen girls disrupt communities and have the potential of creating long term impacts that damage the emotional and social wellbeing of girls. What is needed is programming targeted at reducing and eliminating the ‘drama’ girls experience in their relationships.
 
The Project – a project for women funded by Rotary Women
 
RAP is offering the NO MORE DRAMA project. This important project supports girls (and youth who identify as a girl) to reduce bullying and relational aggression in their relationships. The project provides girls with a safe and supportive environment to help them learn how to have healthy relationships. Ultimately, this project will help young girls to become the best version of themselves.
This is an exciting new project growing directly out of our RAP project.
 
“The Saskatoon Restorative Action Program Inc. (RAP) undertakes a number of projects each year to provide leadership opportunities for youth in our RAP schools.
 
This year, RAP has partnered with the Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) to have students teach seniors how to use technology.
 
The Restorative Action Program (RAP) began as a request from a Saskatoon high school, Mount Royal Collegiate, to one Rotary Club in 2002 to support and work with youth who needed help in addressing issues such as conflict, bullying and crime. Through the leadership exhibited by Rotary, the community gained a new perspective on how to support youth facing these issues. Rotary became the glue that cemented partnerships from the community. These partners helped to create and develop a program that builds social capacity so that all youth experience a better quality of life.
Mexico, as a country, has a poverty rate of approximately 40% or 50 million people. As a result, families struggle to provide food for their children so they cannot afford to have their children go to school beyond the basic primary (primaria) school. Without financial assistance, children often are required to go to work once they have completed grade six to contribute to the family. This fosters a cycle of poverty because children, through necessity, have to work instead of pursuing a higher education to provide them with an opportunity to improve their standard of living.

After close to 40 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are on the brink of eradicating this tenacious disease, but a strong push is needed now to root it out once and for all. It is a window of opportunity of historic proportions.
 

As long as polio threatens even one child anywhere in the world, children everywhere remain at risk. The stakes are that high.  
Learn how you can help at this web page 
https://my.rotary.org/en/take-action/end-polio 

PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS - 2016
Wayne McGillivray, Bev Aaston, Peter & Elaine Zakreski, Drew Byers, Jack Brodsky, Peter Whitenect, Paul Gauthier, Gordon Menuz, Scott Byers
 
 
 
 Why Rotary?

Rotarians answer the questions- Why join Rotary?

This is Rotary

What would it take to change the world? Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

 
 
 
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