Club Meeting Notes
Rotary Club of Red Deer Sunrise “NOTES”        
Members by Zoom:  Judy-Ann W, Leslee B, Jeffrey D, John D, Meaghan M, Helen deB, Susan K, Dave O, Ed G,  Sonja I, Dave C, Patricia A, Susan W, Grant B, Ajoy J, Irina P, Dwaine S
Guests by Zoom:   Janise Sommer, Brian Foster
                                                                        Total:  19
Date:  February 24, 2021  
7:00 - 7:05 am          Welcome (Leslee Burton)
  • O Canada national anthem (video featuring the Vancouver Children’s Choir) 
Announcements, For the Good of Rotary (Leslee Burton, Club President) 
  • Club Executive:  
REPEAT:  There is one board positions open:  Vocational Service lead.   Contact Leslee or Lynn directly to discuss this opportunity to contribute to our Club leadership.
*** Our club AGM will take place Wednesday, March 3rd. Please make every effort to attend as we will be presenting the slate of officers for the 2021/22 Rotary year.  Be part of the decision making!!
  • DISTRICT 5360 Updates.  Please check your emails from District personnel to find details on the following:    
    1. District Conference:    date of the conference is now May 1 “virtually.”   Registration will start next week with a fee of $20.  Attendance goal is 500 with complimentary registration extended to Interact and Rotaract youth members.
    2. Our partnership with the Rotary Club of Cochrane on the International Belize project continues.   Dave Cartledge  outlined a few challenges of the project based on their last meeting.   The project is moving forward. 
    3. New Generations partnership with Brazil.   Dwaine Souveny was pleased to report that both Frank Bauer and Patricia Arango have expressed interest in virtual job placements.  The opportunity to be a virtual host family for our Brazilian student is still available.   Contact Dwaine directly if you are interested.
    4. 116th Rotary Anniversary: Helen deB & Brian Foster mentioned numerous on-line celebrations and programs to commemorate the date.
  •   TODAY:  Pink Shirt Day.  A time to support youth, stand up against bullying and build healthy relationships.  Thanks to Susan Walker for the group ZOOM shot of us all ïn the pink.” 
  • DRUG SAFETY: if you are interested in joining an Ottawa based group he will be presenting to on the topic.  All are welcome and there is no fee.  Friday, sign in at 0930 hours for a 10 am start.
  •   Habitat for Humanity ReStore;   Contact Sonja Ikovic to see if this volunteer opportunity is a fit for you. 
    ROTARY LIFELINE 2021 BLOOD DONATION CHALLENGE:  Sonja Ikovic encourages us all to be part of the goal of 100 donations in 2021. Bookings are still being taken.  This challenge is a joint venture with the Urban Spirits Club.
  1. Rotary Sunrise Westerner Lottery:   Work continues on this project under the leadership of John Dickin and Dave Oxley with 10 Club members assigned to specific tasks with a GO LIVE date planned for June 1.  Original copy of a current police check, a signed AGLC document and a copy of your driver’s license is required from each volunteer. Please contact them directly with any questions or clarification required.
  1. Fifty Shades of Support 9th Ed will launch on May 5.    The website is now live.   We already have 14 items in the auction.  Contact Judy-Ann Wybenga to brainstorm about your ideas for an item to include in this year’s auction.  Our fundraising goal is $5000; 50 items.      
  • MEMBERSHIP:  This is every club members' responsibility. Help us build an engaging, diverse, inclusive club by inviting community members to become involved.  Our strength is in our membership.
7:20 to 7:52   Program
  • Janise Sommer, Central Alberta Crime Prevention Centre (CACPC)
    • Introduction to CPTED – Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
    • Think about “knowing your neighbours” and using “hostile” landscaping as two of the ten ways to protect your property.
    • Slide deck attached.
  • Leadership Training Workshops: All officers & directors are strongly encouraged to attend the two-part training. Members can choose:  Part 1 – Feb 20 or March 10 or Part 2 – Feb. 27 or March 17. DG Mary would like to see at least 4 members from each club attend the training.  All club members are welcome; not only the directors & officers. 
To register:         events          club & district calendar
  • Homework Assignment:   Judy-Ann reviewed the key points from the “Lowering the Temperature” article in this month’s ROTARY magazine by Jean Best, Scotland.   “Stay curious and avoid getting furious.    We all need to listen to understand, not respond. 
7:55 to 7:59 am   Sergeant at Arms (Judy-Ann Wybenga)
  • Thought for the Day:   Listening is often the only thing needed to help someone.
  • Happy/Sad Buck$ (HB/SB)
    • The e-transfer address for Happy/Sad Buck$ is
    • Judy-Ann W $10 HB    Thankful that Helen deB is actively pursuing items for our auction. 
    • Helen deB $10 HB    To mark the 116th anniversary of Rotary yesterday
    • Frank Bauer $10 SB, very sad bucks for the scary racist comments made related to COVID-19 outbreak @ Olymel.  $10HB IF all members fill out the anti-racism survey distributed last week.
7:59 Closed with the 4-way test
            Closing quote:  
Closing Quote:  "Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth."  Muhammad Ali 
Russell Hampton
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