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on the right side (where it used to be).
  • Today 5:15 P.M. Club Director ZOOM Meeting - Officers and Directors will have received an invitation to this gathering early this afternoon;
  • February 12 &13 is Regina Eastview's 2022 Valentine GALA, "with a difference";
  • While it is "toooo" late to order dinner(s), it is not too late to get in on purchasing 50/50 tickets; making a donation to the event; and, participating in the online Silent Auction, which will be up and running soon and will continue until Sunday evening (February 13);
  • Through the gathering efforts of a Team of Rotarians over $6,000.00 worth of Silent Auction prizes were donated by businesses and individuals in Regina to Regina Eastview Valentine GALA extravaganza.



     President Pat asked Past President Jean-Marc Nadeau to introduce our Guest Speaker, Brenda Banbury. Jean-Marc noted that Brenda is a member of the RC of Saskatoon North, is a keen walker and physical fitness person. She has an impressive record of Rotary International Service work for children’s education and health, particularly as it relates to girl children. A long-time member of the District 5550 World Community Service Committee, Brenda serves as the Secretary. As the former Chair of the District PolioPlus Committee, for which she has undertaken major fund raising initiatives. Her most recent fund raising activity is The 75 Day Challenge to raise money for the Annual Programs Fund of The Rotary Foundation, which is what Brenda came to talk about today.
    In her opening remarks Brenda admitted that the 75 'Day Challenge came out of a conversation with PDG Eva Vida, current Chair of the District World Community Service Committee, related to the need to increase the District's contributions to the Annual Programs Fund (APF) of The Rotary Foundation (TRF). The key being that a portion of the contributions to the APF is returned to the District and is used to match funds raised by individual clubs for projects at home or internationally. As both Eva and Brenda have an interest in and commitment to physical fitness, they explored how this characteristic might contribute to raising money for the APF.
    While Rotarians in the district support their Foundation, the number of Rotarians, is at best staying at the same level, while support for both local and international projects is increasing. So, this fund raising initiative is about keeping fit, enhancing Rotary's community image and raising funds.  Dividing the District into two, Eva is going to virtually walk, ski, cycle, etc. to all Rotary Clubs in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Rotary Clubs and Brenda will virtually walk, ski, cycle, etc., visiting all the Saskatchewan Rotary Clubs.
    In their walking, skiing, cycling, etc., they are telling the people in their community about the good work their Rotary Club is undertaking at home and around the world, and inviting contributions to the APF. Donors will receive an income tax receipt for all donations of $25.00 or more.
    All Clubs in the District have been invited to form "support teams" to share in the visit to all the Clubs in the District. Under Jean-Marc's leadership an Eastview team consisting of Jean-Marc, Sarah-Marie Nadeau, Sam Bereg, Richard Schwan, Hans Gaastra, Zach Dumont and Peter Peters. Teams report their distances to Brenda and Eva on a weekly basis. So far over 8,000 km have been logged, which means all Clubs in the District have been visited, and with the excess km's, it is anticipated they will soon be in St John's Newfoundland where they will set up a ZOOM Meeting with a local Club. The focus will then be to walk, ski, cycle, etc. to Nanaimo B.C. to create a Rotary fund raising connection across all of Canada - coast to coast.
    Tip of the hat to Brenda and Eva for this creative fund raising initiative. Even if you are not walking, skiing, cycling, etc., please tell your friends and neighbours of this opportunity to support the work of the Rotary Club of Regina Eastview in our city and around the world.
Thank you, Brenda Banbury,
for this information and specially for your enthuisiasm.
Brenda Banbury (Popular PolioPlus Pose)

Today, over 70 million people are displaced as a result of conflict, violence, persecution, and human rights violations. Half of them are children.

We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.

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As a humanitarian organization, peace is a cornerstone of our mission. We believe when people work to create peace in their communities, that change can have a global effect.
By carrying out service projects and supporting peace fellowships and scholarships, our members take action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, discrimination, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
Our commitment to peacebuilding today answers new challenges: how we can make the greatest possible impact and how we can achieve our vision of lasting change. We are approaching the concept of peace with greater cohesion and inclusivity, broadening the scope of what we mean by peacebuilding, and finding more ways for people to get involved.
Rotary creates environments where peace can happen. 

Members of Regina Eastview, do you wonder what the Rotary Club of Regina Eastview does to address Rotary’s monthly focus, e.g. February’s focus - Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month?

You could ask the Directors and Officers at next week’s regular monthly Club Business meeting. Your Directors would be pleased to let you know, so you can “humbly” share with your friends and neighbours what “service above self” looks like at Eastview, and in the communities we serve.

Ask the question – get the answer!

The Family of Rotary
  • Please keep Grace and Allen Hillsden and their family in your thoughts and prayers supporting them as they move forward together during a difficult time;
  • We celebrate with Lyle Gollnick and congratulate him on 20 years of service through Rotary - "keep on, keeping on", Lyle, your walk with and leadership in our Club's Community Service is appreciated.
Valentine GALA 2022
  • Sergeant-At-Arms Richard Schwan set the stage for today's report by reminding us that his role is to educate and challenge members on all things Rotary; and, ensure member business and interaction be undertaken in a dignified manner;
  • For example, today we learned from Sergeant, that if the sound originating from your ZOOM connection makes you sound "raspy", it could be because of the close proximity of your aging microwave - seems this is a contributing factor at either the Schwan house or the business with which he is associated;
  • from the wise interaction between the Sergeant and selected member of the Club we learned; i) Rotary was founded in 1905; that women were not welcomed into Rotary until 1989; that the Rotary Foundation was established in 1917, by then President Arch Klumph who was from Cleveland; that in the last Rotary year, Rotarians volunteered for a total of 47 million hours of service, valued at an estimated US$850 million; 19 million children are walking today because they received polio vaccine and had it not been for polio vaccine 1.5 million children would have died;
  • Our guests, Brenda and Gailmarie, raised an opportunity which might interest our Club - has to do with an Afghanistan family relocation to Regina - more info to come;
  • Have a wonderful Valentine weekend.
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Philosopher's Corner

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”       Mahatma Gandhi

Today's guests

We were pleased to welcome 4 visiting Rotarians to our meeting - Guest Speaker, Brenda Banbury (RC of Saskatoon North), Assistant District Governor Carole Bryant (RC of Regina) and PDG Gailmarie Anderson (RC of Melfort) and Bob Durston (RC of Neepawa). Thank you for being part of our Rotary day.

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Host: Hans Gaastra
Moderator: President Pat Dell
Feb 10, 2022
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Mar 10, 2022 5:15 PM
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