May 30, 2023 John in the UK
Youth Service Month
The in-person (with Zoom available) meeting was opened by President Alan with O Canada.  There were 8 of 15 members present.
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.
John told us about his recent trip to England and Scotland. It was 12 years from his last trip. He and his wife Leslie flew in the Executive Cabin of Air Canada to Heathrow in London. They were picked up by a cousin and taken to his home on Hampstead Heath across from the Old Bull and Bush Pub. He ate in restaurants and at the home of relatives, he noted the lack of vegetables. He saw the impressive flowers at Kew Gardens, travelled by electric train from Paddington Station to Bristol during which he saw yellow fields of rapeseed (canola). They visited Bath. From Bristol he went on to Glasgow to visit his brother, attended a soccer match in his hometown of Dunfermline, met the Chief Constable of Scotland and was taken for a birthday lunch. He commented on the changes in Glasgow, old houses changed to modern apartment blocks.
  • Chase the Ace – the group is planning how to Celebrate the win by Alex Oliver and the donation to the Hospice Society. They will meet tomorrow to choose the next major charity. he first run allowed the two Rotary Clubs to distribute over $10,000 to community charities. 
Happy Bucks 
Happy Bucks were given for: the rain last night, Patrice walking almost as much as normal after her surgery, his presentation to the AGLC which people told him was well done, his 55th Wedding Anniversary, his sailing trip from Ladysmith to Prince Rupert---saw grizzly bears, whales, and abandoned towns; a sad buck for the fires around Halifax which has affected his sister.
Upcoming Events
  • June 6 meeting – Alan will talk about his trip to Guatemala.
  • June 12 6 pm at the Norsemen is our Joint Meeting with the RCC. The students from both clubs will speak on this years RYLE event. Dr. Glen Hvenegard will talk about his conservation projects.
  • Alan will be away for the meetings June 20 and 27. He asks for volunteers to chair the meetings. 
  • June 17 will be the official opening of the Disk Golf Course. We hope to have Jason Philpot come to speak to us about the program. 
  • July 4 will start the summer program of evening socials. July 18 at Harry’s the new District Governor Brent Collingwood will attend. There will also be socials August 1, 15, 29. Venues to be announced.
We closed by singing the Four-Way Test