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In-Person Members' Meeting held at the Saskatoon Club with a ZOOM alternative.
Gary Rusu led in the singing of O Canada and Will Arscott gave the blessing.    
Graham Pearson was the Chair of our meeting. Jack Brodsky was Greeter and introduced visitors and guests. Avis Hardy introduced the Presenter and Wayne Palmer was the Cashier.
* $200H Jack Brodsky has a new grandson,James Jackson Brodsky.
* $200H Graham Pearson, for the honour of hosting and our support of Hope Restored.
* $20H Paul Gauthier who announced that, in his Will, Claire Heagy gave $6,000 to RAP
* $20H Avis Hardy is happy to have Joeline Magill of Hope Restored with us.
* $20H/S Jim Weber appreciated Will’s blessing at the meeting and is happy/sad with their new 8-week-old dog.
We are going to have a new fundraiser, which is a small prize raffle lotto. The total prize pool cannot exceed $2,500. We require a license, and can sell up to $30,000 worth of tickets (12 x total retail of prizes). The raffle is being organized by Jim Weber, Wayne Storozuk, and Tim Squire. Over the next few weeks, we are collecting prizes and plan to have the draw in September. If all prizes get donated we could have a net intake of $27,000 ($30,000 minus 10% expenses).
The Nutrien Children’s Festival happens on June 2 - 5. We are one of the sponsors and can volunteer at this event. A walkthrough of the site is on May 31 and Wayne Palmer can give you directions.
Meewasin Rotary Club has their Lobsterfest this year and tickets are now on sale. It runs June 9 and 10. President Mark has sent an e-mail with the poster and links to purchase tickets and buy into the 50 - 50 draw.
Local Community Service Committee meets Monday, June 13 at 7:00 pm.
Our next meeting will be in two weeks on June 13. Our speaker will be Brenna Sych from the Saskatoon Housing Initiatives Program, speaking about affordable housing in Saskatoon.
The last meeting of our rotary year is the President’s Dinner, which will take place on Monday June 27 in the evening. There is no noon meeting that day. Spouses and significant others are invited. Please indicate if you plan to attend and indicate how many. Contact Steve Wilson at 306-956-3345 or at Please respond by Monday, June 20.

Joeline Magill, Executive Director of Hope Restored, was introduced by Avis Hardy.
Joeline served at the Redberry Camp from 2010 - 2015 and she has been the Executive Director of Hope Restored since 2015. Positive and systemic changes are needed and Hope Restored had a Grassroots beginning and the safe house opened in November 2019. There is a need to educate social service providers so they can recognize girls trapped in sexual exploitation and human trafficking.
Joeline spoke about the three main areas of focus: Education, Funding, and Partnerships.
The scope of this non-profit organization is Saskatoon, but it reaches some other areas in Saskatchewan. We need to champion human rights and acknowledge truth and reconciliation. One reality is that about 60% of exploited girls are indigenous.
In 2017 Hope Restored started reaching out to try to find girls in trouble, including visiting massage parlours, going out on the street, and through texting.
The Safe House has the following structure:
Phase I About 4 - 6 weeks. The individual is stabilized, and basic needs are met.
Phase II There is skills training, the women/girls are in healing groups,  one-on-one counseling, and trauma education.
Phase III The focus is on job readiness, which takes about 3 - 4 months.
Sexual exploitation happens all over our city. It is not a 20th Street problem. It is in all our hotels and neighbourhoods.
Statistics of Prostitution:
* 76 % have been raped
* 91 % have been assaulted
* 67 % have been assaulted with a weapon
* 91 % porn has been made from them
* 76 % have a PTSD diagnoses
Runaways are picked up by traffickers within 24-48 hours. Girls as young as 11 years old are recruited. About 93% were born in Canada so it is a myth that it is mostly foreign women/girls who are exploited. The average annual profit per girl is $280,800.
Goals include a strong financial partnership and a strong donor base. They need a second home (safe house).
There is a website - Hope Restored Canada.
We presented a cheque in the amount of $ 5,400 to Joeline and then the floor was opened for other personal donations, which were as follows:
Mark Gryba           $500
Wendy Cooper      $500
Jack Brodsky        $1,000
Graham Pearson   $1,000
Will Arscott          $250
Jim Weber            $500
Paul Gauthier       $500
Gray Rusu            $500
All donations were made on behalf of the member and their spouse, whose name was also mentioned when the donation amount was given. The total came to an additional $ 4,750. The cheques should be made out to Rotary Club of Saskatoon Charitable Trust Inc. so receipts can be provided.

June 13, 2022, in-person and with Zoom.

Reported by Steve Wilson