Posted by Destiny Reay on Mar 10, 2014

Call to Order

President John Stoddart Presiding.

21 Rotarians attending.


Harold Rust

Anna, Paul, Gail and Carolyn attended District training in Edmonton this past weekend.


Breakfast next week will be Eggs Benedict.

The club received a thank-you card from Joanne on behalf of CCHS for our financial and volunteer commitment to Challenge Day.

Bingo will be up and running “soon”. Jerry completed a 10 minute interview that will run up to 4 times a day promoting Rotary.

RI President Ron Burton will be having a dinner event for Districts 5370/60 at the Sheraton in Red Deer on May 2nd. The cost is $50 a person and cocktails start at 5:30pm. Dress for this event is business attire.

The Rib Tickler committee is meeting at 7:00pm March 13th at Don’s house (#9 Grand Park Crescent).

Flag season is quickly approaching. Don challenged everyone to sell double the subscriptions they sold last year.

After some conversation regarding how many flags to order, it was “run up the flagpole” and a motion was carried to order 100 new flags.

Presidential Citation forms were sent in for our club as well as the CCHS Interact club.

March is Literacy month on the Rotary calendar.

John will be away 3 of the next 4 weeks. Anna and Destiny will be covering for him in his absence.

Happy Bucks

Another happy morning this morning with Happy bucks offered up for Alberta winning the Brier, a trip to Saskatoon, a visit with grandchildren, seeing the “sun”, multiple March Birthdays, reading for pleasure, brother purchased a “large” house in Scotland, Augustana sports success (women’s basketball and men’s hockey), Golden bears Basketball, exciting work in the U of A senate, Skiing in Canmore, Seussical the Musical, and democracy discussion. Thank you to Anna for taking notes.


Destiny tested our world literacy knowledge and collected numerous fines since no one was aware that Canada was #1 in literacy.

50-50 Draw:

Gail had the opportunity to draw for the Ace, but came up with the king of hearts instead.


There was no speaker today as this was a designated “This is Rotary” morning.

Anna took over the podium to engage us all in a little pre-planning for the upcoming Rotary year. Anna had the club split in to small groups and consider the Avenues of Service and Areas of Focus that members would like to be emphasised in the next year.

Apparently the hope is that our eyes will stay on the road ahead and our Rotary car will not drive into the ditch