This Rotor can also be found on the FRONT PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE,
on the right side (where it used to be).
  • Adventures in Agriculture 2019 Committee De-briefing Meeting, 9:00 A.M., Friday Jan. 17, 2020 - President Jack's Board Room, 3705 E Quance Street, Regina.


Guest presenters, Victor Roman and Jonathan Carrier, shared with us their introduction to, and their ongoing association with, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Regina and Area. Beginning with their "little" brother match, 10 and 8 years ago, Victor and Jonathan spoke about how their respective brother relationship has grown over the years. Growth was not restricted to the young person (the mentee), but equally so to them as the "mentor". A growth and development process, such that they have become important components of one another’s lives. As Victor stated so clearly, "We transform young lives by igniting their potential."
Big Brothers Big Sisters has been mentoring young people in Regina and Area since 1971, and has been an important part of the healthy development of young people in this community. Established on their foundational VISION - All young people realize their full potential; and, their stated MISSION of - Enable life-changing mentoring relationships to ignite the power and potential of young people - Big Brothers Big Sisters create an environment where life changing dynamics are realized daily in the lives of young people.
Victor Roman and Jonathan Carrier
We learned Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization, which focuses on matching children as young as 6, with professionally screened volunteers. These mentors come from all walks of life and have the privilege of sharing the lives of their "mentee" for 2-3 hours each week in a relationship and activity based bonding process. This process takes 2 forms: i) the traditional one on one mentoring approach; and, ii) the school mentoring aspect consisting of one hour a week at the child's school, is a non-academic venture which contributes to the child's social and mental development, focusing on school engagement.
     Investing in the lives of children who would be positively impacted by having a Big Brother Big Sister has an important financial benefit for a community. The economical advantage, in this instance mentoring a child through Big Brothers Big Sisters, is that there is a $23.00 return for every $1.00 invested. "Throughout the year hundreds of children and youth reach out to Big Brothers Big Sisters in hopes of being matched with a mentor.
    There is currently a multi-year wait for a child to be matched with a mentor. Making a monthly donation is one thing you might consider doing to reduce this wait time. For example:
i) $10/month ($120/annum) covers the cost of introducing a match;
ii) For $25/month ($300/annum) covers the cost of screening one mentor.
    For further information check out the Big Brother Big Sister Website at:
Guest Presenters were delighted to receive a
President Jack "keepsake"
The Family of Rotary
  • Ann Grahame recently spoke to Madhao Thakre, Regina Eastview's Honorary Member and learned that while 2019 was a bit of a "tough" year in the Thakre home, he did celebrate his 96th Birthday, and was looking for better things in 2020. Madhao wished to be remembered to all his friends in Eastview;
  • Past District Governor Brian Cocks of the RC of Melfort is receiving treatments at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre - please keep Brian, Darlene and their family in your thoughts and prayers.
Birthday Celebrants
  • Ann Grahame and Jack Wozniak celebrated Birthdays in the past week;
  • Christmas holiday celebrations were shared by Peter Neufeldt (children & grandchildren visits); Paul Zaba (a trip to Costa Rico);
  • Pat Dell's son in Australia is safe - he lives in  Australia's desert land - no fires;
  • Jenna Raimbault (via media link) appreciated member response to "the survey".
  • Hope to see you all next week.
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Philosopher's Corner

"A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on its own wings - always believe in yourself."
                   Author Unknown

Today's guests

Doug Archer introduced the following;
Victor Roman and Jonathan Carrier guests of the Club; Harold Knight guest of Laurel Mattison; and, Bob Friedrich guest of Gwen Friedrich.

Next Meeting Responsibilities

Registration: Jeff Barber
50/50: Dave Edwards
Greeter: Nelson Falkowsky
C4C: Jan 10 - Lyle Gollnick, Greg McNamara,  Takayoshi Ono
Jan 17 - Ann Grahame, Tanya Woroby, Doreen Pankewich
Jan 09, 2020 12:00 PM
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Regina and ARea
Jan 16, 2020 12:00 PM
City Kidz
Jan 23, 2020 12:00 PM
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Weekly Lunch Meeting
Delta Hotels by Mariott Downtown
Jan 09, 2020 12:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Access Communications Boardroom
Jan 09, 2020 5:15 PM
Weekly Lunch Meeting
Delta Hotels by Mariott Downtown
Jan 16, 2020 12:00 PM
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