Rotary Club of Camrose Daybreak
EyeOpener February 4, 2020 – Conflict Resolution
February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
Alan opened the meeting at 7:10, 12 members present, leading us in O Canada and the Rotary Grace
For Food for Thought Morris offered a Ted Talk by Camille Langston called How to Use Rhetoric to Get What You Want. Being aware of what rhetoric is and how it is used helps us put Rob’s recent Food for Thought about our brain letting us hear what we want to hear and Morris’ that looked at us reading and watching more and more of the news that reinforces our ideas.
  • Rotary Day Family Bowling Social – Tabb Lanes, 3 to 5pm, Sunday, February 23rd. $5 gets you those stylish bowling shoes, bowling and Papa John’s pizza. Call Lou or see Heather at Rogers for tickets. Consider purchasing tickets to give to families that may not otherwise be able to attend if you aren’t going, or if you want to help others. See Jenn at The Auto Shoppe if you want to share some tickets.
  • Wine and Craft Beer Survivor is underway. See the attached registration form to get involved. This is a significant fundraiser for our community funding.
  • Deneen Roth started as our District Office Manager yesterday. She is a Rotarian and we look forward to her offering the support we are accustomed to.
  • The outbound student exchange candidate proposed by the noon club has been approved. We will learn more about her in the next while. We can expect to hear about an inbound student in the spring. Consider offering to host the inbound student in your home or on trips to interesting Alberta sights, experiences Make sure you have a valid Vulnerable Persons Check registered with the District.
  • The Hospice Society is hosting their 3rd Annual Fashion Show on March 19th. Rotary ladies had a table last year. Tickets are $50 for a great, fun evening. Contact Lou, 780.678.5135, for tickets.
  • A Fair Deal Town Hall will be held at the Norsemen Inn Wednesday, February 12th at 7:00 pm. Register at Eventbrite or call 780.672.0000.
  • The Public Library is hosting Be Your Own Valentine on February 14th
  • Minister Pon announced funding for care spaces in a refurbished Stoney Creek Lodge. Construction is expected to start this year for a 2021 opening.
Jackie drew the 7 of clubs and will offer Food for Thought in 2 weeks, February 18th.
Happy Bucks were offered for a birthday, skiing (sister left so back to normal speed), living in Camrose/ Alberta/ Canada, Mexico vacation with children and grand-children, TV Bingo reports approved by AGLC, breakthrough contact in UK, India trip with students (no quarantine needed), just happy.
Today’s presentation was a Ted Talk by Julia Bacha called How Women Wage Conflict Without Violence. Julia offers what she learned working in the West Bank area about the role of women in waging non-violent campaigns for change. Research supports non-violent resistance being twice as effective in achieving goals as violent resistance. She highlights a few examples of women being driving forces behind change but men getting the headlines and coverage.
  • Next Monday is joint meeting at 6:00 pm at the Hotel Camrose Resort & Casino. Dr Demetres Tryphonopoulos, Dean and Executive Officer, UofA Augustana Campus
  • Next Tuesday board meeting at 7:00 am. We will be reviewing community funding requests
  • The Rotary International Convention is in Honolulu, Hawaii June 6 to 10
  • District 5370 Conference is in Edmonton September 17 to 19
Alan closed the meeting at 7:55 leading us in the 4 Way Test