Posted by Paul Gauthier PHF
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.