This Rotor can also be found on the FRONT PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE,
on the right side (where it used to be).
  • July 28 - Regular Regina Eastview meeting via ZOOM - new member Jeanne Alexander, will share her Government House presentation - you will want to be on the call;
  • August 3, 4:30 - 10:00 A.M., Assist RC of Regina Industrial Parks with their  Annual Pancake Breakfast Setup (Gaebels Brewhouse. 300 McDonald Street);
  • August 6 & 7 there is a Collectibles Sale at  Government House - for details check with Jeanne Alexander
  • August 17th, 6-9pm - Backpack Packing Crew required – Help the Salvation Army assemble and pack 1,000 backpacks for low-income children in Regina.  Taking place at Haven of Hope Ministries, 2240 13th Avenue. If you can assist, send Sam Berg an email - - to let him know you want to be part of this activity;
  • ROTARY August 2022 – Page 1 “It starts with an invitation”, writes RI President Jennifer Jones – this is the focus of District 5550’s Membership Drive.


    In Regina Eastview's commitment to Imagine Rotary, Ten (10) individuals gathered at the Regina Public Library, George Bothwell Branch in the Southland Mall, while twelve (12) individuals joined the meeting via ZOOM. In keeping with President Jeff Barber's stated approach, member involvement, was in play, as following his sharing of the Land Acknowledgement, Jeff invited Jeannie Alexander to serve as our Philosopher, and Shannon Windrim as Sergeant. This first hybrid meeting was to balance between Fellowship and Business, with the Fellowship getting the larger piece, and so it turned out.
    President Jeff did a quick review of Director Meeting happenings from last Thursday.  He noted that assigning members to committees will take place at the Committee level between respective chairs and the current members - should members have preference, they should share this with their Chair or Director; Meetings will be diverse - meetings with lunch; meetings without lunch; meeting not at lunch but after work and before going home; Pat Dell will be arranging the annual picnic in the Pat/Glen back yard later in August; Eastview will be participating in the Salvation Army Backpack packing opportunity on August 17; Regina Eastview agreed to donate $1,700.00 from last year's surplus to the Honouring Indigenous People program where the resources will be used to purchase tablets to use in Indigenous youth educational initiative; the Golf Tournament was a success and realized a profit of $4,300.00.
    Peter Peters advised that we are still waiting for the Guate III Computer Global Grant Application to be posted on the Rotary Website; Partnering with the RC of Retalhuleu on an 8 school Water Sanitation and Hygiene Global Grant project is in the planning stage. Shreedhar Jachak advised he will be sharing information on Rotary Friendship Exchange with the International Service Projects Committee when the meet on August 8.
    Al Hoeft advised that Eastview is sending 2 students to RYLA from August 8 to 13. It is the hope, the one year Youth Student Exchange can return next fall
    Sam Berg provided an overview of the Rotary Clubs of Regina gathering at the Regina Farmers Market on July 6th where we celebrated Rotary, Jennifer Jones Rotary International's first woman President, and Rotary's commitment to the provision of shelter at the local level through the Salvation Army and internationally through ShelterBox. It was a splendid day of working and learning together.
    Gail Bradley noted that in 2021-2022 our giving to the Annual Programs Fund of TRF was $174.00 per capita; the search is on for a speaker in each of October and November for World Polio Day and Rotary Foundation month respectively; work is continuing in finalizing another Community Paul Harris Fellow recipient.
    Jean-Marc Nadeau and Gail Bradley are undertaking a Club Bylaw review and refinement.
    From this focus, President Jeff took us into a time of fellowship. Divided into "The Library Team" and the "ZOOM Team", the President invited the teams to explore this challenging observation, "What is the most unusual thing we have in common." We were given 6 minutes to arrive at a conclusion.......and we did.
    It was good to be together and it will happen again. Thank you, President Jeff.
President Jeff Barber Official Meeting Host President Je

Presidential Initiatives

RI President Jennifer Jones
Initiatives Review & Overview

Rotary International President Jennifer Jones imagines a Rotary where members act to make their dreams become reality and make the most of their club experiences. During her year, Jones will focus on four presidential initiatives that Imagine Rotary: advancing our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI); creating a welcoming club experience; empowering girls; and expanding our reach. Review these details at:
The Family of Rotary
  • Please keep Doug and Leslie Mortin and their family in your thoughts as the family and Friends joined in a Celebration of Life for Doug's Mother. Margaret May Mortin, passed away on December 20, 2021 and as daughter Cath and family were expected to return to Canada this summer, this important Celebration was delayed until the entire family could be together.
  • You can read Mrs. Mortin's obituary at:
  • It was a special day at Rotary as Leo Ell was present to receive a pin to recognize his 50 Years of Service through Rotary, which was achieved in 2020 - CONGRATULATIONS Leo, on your consistent and continuing involvement.
Leo Ell & President Jeff Barber
  • Shannon Windrim was Sergeant-At-Arms and used an-until-now never tested fund raising approach;
  • It was mass participation either everyone wins or everyone loses - all we 21 attendees had to do was provide the title of 4 articles in the August 2022 issue of ROTARY - collectively we got one;
  • The following members had money left over for Happy dollars: Jean Marc was happy that his two daughters have been accepted by the University of Winnipeg, the eldest into the College of Pharmacy and the younger into the College of Nursing (pride was evident in the Nadeau Home; Jeff Barber was delighted to tell us that for his brother's retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces, he requested that his "Retirement Flag" will be flown over the Rider's game this weekend (maybe);
  • The Club has received a membership application from Pall Agarwal which will be considered by Club Directors at their August meeting;
  • The Hybrid meeting experience was a nice option and a vote of thanks to Jeff Barber and the Regina Public Library Team which surrounded him to make this a good Rotary day.
  • We will ZOOM next week - have a great summer 7 days.
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Philosopher's Corner

“You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people’s initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.”
                 William J. H. Boetcker

Today's guests

We were pleased to welcome Doug Keam, Rotary Club of Regina, and Richard Taylor, a former member of Regina Oskaya to our meeting today. Thank you both for helping us Imagine Rotary.

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Moderator: Pres. Jeff Barber
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