This Rotor can also be found on the FRONT PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE,
on the right side (where it used to be).
  • World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2 billion people living without access to safe water;
  • March 24th Savanna Belitski from Sofia House will be our Guest Speaker - please join us;
  • A Memorial Service for Grace Hillsden will be held at 3:00 P.M. on Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Harvest City Church, 2202 8th Avenue N, Regina;
  • June 17, 2022 Regina Eastview Changeover Day celebration at the Royal Regina Golf Course - Wow a social gathering - together - in one room - oh my;
  • From Gary Carlson - FREE - Good condition used Rotary attire: One XL Eastview Rotary Vest and One XL Eastview Rotary T-Shirt. FREE Please contact Gary at 306-586-0211.


   It is the 3rd Thursday of the month, and an opportunity for Club Officers and Directors to report on and respond to questions and comments from members on what transpired at the previous week's Director Meeting. The meeting was moderated by President Pat.
    President Pat noted that in the absence of Doreen and Shannon, the Directors did not receive a financial update on Valentine GALA 2022. Peter Neufeldt Co-Chair of the event, volunteered that profit would be nearing $20.000.00. She noted Directors approved the Land Acknowledgement statement as presented at today's meeting. She and Donna Parry are looking to arranging a social event at the Royal Regina in late April.
    Gail Bradley, CRFC, advised that the Club has nearly 14,000 Rotary Foundation points available having used 2000 points for the two Community Paul Harris Fellow Awards presented in early March. She encouraged members to think about potential applicants for the PHF Award. Total contributions to TRF from July 1, 2021 to March 5, 2022 have totaled $7,865.00 (USD), and the per capita giving to the Annual programs fund is $119.00 (USD), which is very good compared to the $112.00 (USD) for all of the 2020-2021 Rotary year.
    Sam Berg, told the meeting the Community Service Committee have finalized the distribution of 5 book selves (project with Regina Public Library) around the City. The Committee is working with CMHA Regina Branch in finalizing a larger building project initiated in the previous year with the view of approaching K + S Potash for a multi-year funding support initiative.
    Peter Peters, on behalf of the International Service Projects Committee indicated they are working in partnership with Community Service on how Rotary in Regina can celebrate RIP Jennifer Jones visit to Winnipeg on July 6 & 7, 2022; the February issue of End Polio Now reported on fragility of the polio eradication program as demonstrated by the imported case from Pakistan detected in Malawi; Ripple Effect Progress Reports on Sector Barrios Classrooms and Kitchen project and the Guate II Computer project are finalized and moving into their Evaluation and Monitoring phase.
    Charles Sadzamare reported that Fund Raising Committee Report is tied closely to the Community Service Committee report on the CMHA Regina Branch facility. Once the report is ready it will be presented to the Directors with a view to sharing it with K + S Potash.
    Jean-Marc Nadeau is leading a fund raising initiative ($5,000.00) in the District to offset expenses related to the July 2022 visit by RIP Jennifer Jones.
    PDG Peter Neufeldt drew to the attention of the meeting the potential result of the District 5550 declining membership numbers.  Once a district numbers drop below 1200 members, Rotary looks to redistributing Clubs in such districts to neighbouring Districts. Peter noted that clubs in the District with major community service projects are able to maintain and are more successful in expanding their numbers. He reminded us that people are attracted to activities that are good for the community in which they live. Sounds like a challenge to think and do local. An opportunity for Regina Eastview members to share our thoughts at our respective committee meetings and certainly at these monthly Club Business Meetings.
MARCH in Rotary
Water and Sanitation/Hygiene (WASH) Month
Thanks to PDG Chris Offer for reminding Rotarians in Zone 28 and 32, that since 2013, The Rotary Foundation has invested more than US $130 million in over 2000 projects worldwide. Through this investment, our volunteers of action have improved access to safely managed and basic WASH services to communities, schools and healthcare facilities, while protecting and conserving water resources. Thank you to our many members and friends for their donations and designated estate gifts to support this vital area of focus.

Ask the MGO (Major Gifts Officer) or EMGA (Endowment Major Gifts Advisor) in your region how you can support WASH projects through Rotary today and beyond your lifetime.
Many of this District's Ripple Effect Program initiatives have a WASH Component including our recently completed Sector Barrios School and before that the refurbishing of the washrooms at the El Corcho School. The RC of Moose Jaw Wakamow is in a $329,000 WASH project which is creating improved WASH facilities in 23 schools in Guatemala. Making a Difference!
Humanitarian crisis in Ukraine
Ukraine Relief Heros
In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for Rotary members around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions. Trustees have decided to prioritize contributions, including unallocated District Designated Funds, made to the Disaster Response Fund until 30 April. So far, the fund has received more than $2 million. Any district can apply for disaster response grants to support the Ukrainian relief efforts.
The Family of Rotary
  • Please keep Clarence Krause in your thoughts and prayers as he awaits a "convalescent" bed so his required physio treatment can be "ramped up";
  • Also remember Tania Woroby who was in hospital last week and I was not able to connect with her today;
  • Below is a photo of part of our "Rotary Family" - a reminder of what was and will one day be;
  • My apologies to Ann Grahame in that it was her grandson not granddaughter who was participating in the Provincial High School Curling Play-offs in Swift Current. Congratulations Ann - there was no up-date today
Adventures In Agriculture 2019
  • President Pat called on Peter Peters to provide the Inaugural Indigenous Land Acknowledgement statement;
  • "As we gather, I would like to acknowledge that we gather on Treaty 4 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We pay our respects to the First Nations and Métis ancestors of this territory."
  • Sergeant-At-Arms Richard Schwan, introduced us to St. Patrick, some fact, some fiction, some mythical statements which for our Sergeant tended to focus on "green beer";
  • While many find a connection to an Irish root on March 17 of each year, Jessie Carlson, Donna Parry, Gail Bradley, Greg McNamara (had he been in attendance) and Ann Grahame are proud of their Irish heritage;
  • Happy dollars came from Ann Grahame because the Club's lost boxes of ShelterBox material was found and is safely stored at Barber Motors in Weyburn;
  • Jean-Marc Nadeau, advised that Eastview's 6 member 75 Day Challenge Team walked, ran cycled or skied 1,265 km and raised $1,379.00 for TRF's Annual Programs Fund - take a bow Jean-Marc, Zack Domont, Hans Gaastra, Greg McNamara, Peter Peters and Richard Schwan;
  • Peter Neufeldt had happy dollars as he and Doug Mortin choose to wear their green Roughrider jerseys on this auspicious "green" day;
  • Look forward to seeing you all next week.
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Philosopher's Corner

"May the road rise to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun always warm your face
And the rain fall softly on your fields."
                               Irish Proverb

Today's guests

Good to have Donelda Krause join our meeting from Clarence's Hospital room at the Pasqua. It is always a bright day when Assistant Governor Carole Bryant, from the RC of Regina, attends our meetings. Thank you both for being part of our Rotary day.

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