Eye Opener
November 29, 2022 Royal Canadian Air Force Career
Rotary November Theme: Rotary Foundation
 
The meeting was opened by President Alan with O Canada.  There were 11/14 members present, of whom 5 were on Zoom.  Alan read the Treaty 6 Acknowledgement:
 
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.
 
Speaker
Alan introduced Jim Gillespie, born, and raised in Daysland, he was a Royal Canadian Air Force pilot for 32 years.  He flew over 15,000 hours in 15 different airplanes:  fighters, trainers, and transports.  He married Mary Brown of Daysland, they had a son and a daughter.  He was exchanged to the US Air Force for three years to learn accident investigation and flight safety.  He regaled us with stories of his flights, accidents, and of his children. He was transferred to Edmonton where he retired as he wanted his son to attend the U of A.  He now lives in Camrose.  Alan thanked him for his talk.
 
Happy Bucks
Happy Bucks were given for: skiing in less-than-ideal conditions, a visit to his remote cabin where the fires were much appreciated, his daughter who has bought a house in and is moving to Australia, for their cruise to Australia which included visits to many islands including Papua New Guinea and Samoa, for their present trip to Puerto Vallarta.
 
Announcements:
  • The draw for the ChasetheAce.org jackpot, close to $19,000, is tomorrow night.  The Charity is the Camrose Merry Christmas Fund. 
  • All our regular Tuesday morning meetings for December and January are ZOOM only.  Next Tuesday Guest Speaker Louise Jones—Lemonade Day, December 6 7 am via Zoom.
  • The Joint Meeting with the RCC will be a hybrid meeting which will feature Liz Rolf and Tammy Graham who went to Peru to deliver Days for Girls Kits.  The Norsemen Inn December 12 at 6 pm.  Please email RotaryCamrose@gmail.com by the 3 pm Sunday, December 11 if you plan to attend for the ham, scallop potatoes, etc. meal - $30 per person. 
  • Our December 20 meeting will be at Chris Rebus’s house (3310 61A Street) at 6 pm.  It will be potluck with Chris and Don supplying desserts and beverages.  There will be a group of Augustana singers and a guest speaker. Please RSVP to crebus@cable-lynx.net by December 15 if you plan to attend. There will be no morning meeting that week.
  • Traditions will be January 19 at the Johnsons. 
  • Ken and Marnie Roberts are hosting their annual Christmas Event on Saturday December 10.
  • Morris attended the District Conference on Saturday November 26. Our club got an award for our support of the Rotary Foundation PolioPlus Program.  He also sat with UofA Rotactors, who may be helpful in re-establishing the Rotaract Club at Augustana.
  • Morris also attended the District AGM last night on Zoom.  There was some trouble reaching quorum.  There was discussion about a proposed revision to the Rotary International Bylaws which would grandfather real estate with “Rotary” in the name, it is against the present bylaw to use Rotary in the name eg. Rotary Youth Centre, Rotary All Seasons Park. Enforcement is sporadic.
 
Rob led us in singing the 4-Way Test.
 
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