EyeOpener
November 23, 2021 – AGM/KIVA Reinvestment
 
This Meeting was via zoom
 
O Canada by Monique Michelle and Michael Creber was played https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo2ktvhnpEo
 
Odell read the Acknowledgement of Treaty 6 Land
 
We acknowledge that the Rotary Club of Camrose Daybreak is located on Treaty 6 land. This is the traditional territory and an ancient gathering place of many Indigenous peoples for thousands of years.

We recognize that we are all Treaty people and have a responsibility to become aware of our shared history, understand the Spirit and Intent of the Treaties and by doing so we can honour the past, be aware of the present, and create a just and caring future built upon Peace, Friendship, and Understanding.
 
Annual General Meeting
John conducted the AGM which took from 7:05 to 7:12 am. The minutes from the last AGM were approved as were 2020-2021 Financial Statements, Financial Review, and the Budget for the 2021-2022 Rotary Year. The following were elected as officers for 2022-2023 President Alan Fielding, Past-President Odell Olson, President-Elect Open, Secretary Odell Olson, Treasurer Morris Henderson, and directors Membership Cliff Drever, Club Service Destiny Reay, Administration John Stoddart, Public Relations Chris Rebus, Foundation Rob Rolf, Youth Open. Harry Gaede and Rob Rolf were appointed to conduct the 2021-2022 Financial Review. 
 
Food for Thought: Varghese told us of a cookbook project that was published in the latest Rotary magazine. The Rotary, Rotaract, Interact clubs from Haliburton, Ontario raised money for the Mahatma Gandhi Sishu Siksha Sadan school near Kolkata India. They have supported this school for 15 years. Harry will bring Food for Thought next week.
 
Happy Bucks for: 10 days in Phoenix (they met the Johnson’s at one point on the trip), Lasik Eye surgery that allowed her to throw away her contacts and glasses, being back in Camrose after a trip to New York to visit his two sons, being near the end of the Augustana term, spending 10 days caring for his two granddaughters.
 
Rotary Foundation Moment
Rob reminded us that the Rotary Club of Northwest Spirit and the Rotary Club of Whitehorse Rendezvous have organized a joint meeting to host Rotary Foundation (TRF) Trustee Dean Rohrs on Wednesday November 24 at 6:30 MST. Dean is an incredible Rotarian that has and continues to make an impact in communities throughout the world.
 
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/9055467995 Meeting ID: 905 546 7995
 
Kiva Allocation Destiny helped us allocate $1635 to 20 Kiva micro-loan applicants, funding completions primarily for women involved in the food supply chain, either in agriculture or retail.
 
Face to Face Meetings - Survey of members regarding face-to-face meetings 9 returns, 4 NO, 5 YES.  Consensus was to start combined Face-to-Face/Zoom meetings in January on either January 11 or 18 depending on when the joint meeting with the RCC occurs. There was also consensus that we should follow the provincial Restrictions Exemptions Program for all in-person attendees.
 
Announcements
  • Chase the Ace – Last Wednesday Lowell Dahlman won $448 as did the Kinettes Silent Santa and the same amount was added to the Hospice Society winnings, now at $4,454. The RCC is sponsoring the current event for the Camrose and Area Animal Shelter Society—the animal shelter is sponsoring a Chicken Dance Challenge to raise sales. Our two-week period is next, December 2-15, and will designate the Flagstaff Food Bank.   
  • Regular meeting next Tuesday November 30 at 7 am. Guest speaker Jason Dufresne will share what’s happening at the Camrose Arts Society. 
  • Joint Executive Meeting Dec 7 6:30 pm via Zoom.
  • There will be a regular meeting on December 14 at 7 am. Chris and Jackie are working to confirm the speaker. 
  •  The December Board Meeting will be held on December 14 at 8 am.
  •  Joint In-Person Christmas Meeting with the RCC on December 20 6:00 pm. Details will be forwarded when they become available.
 
Meeting adjourned with Alan singing the Four-Way Test
 
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