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  • NEXT WEEK, April 28th - Regina Eastview's social evening at the Royal Regina Golf Course - Gathering - 5:30; Dinner - 6:00 P.M. Let Gail Bradley know if you are coming;
  • This is the Club "Get Reacquainted" Evening; a time to present Paul Harris Fellow awards, honouring present and former members;
  • May 5, our Club Meeting Guest will be Justin LaBrash, "a sixth generation Saskatchewan farmer", and, "Award winning Canadian country recording artist" - all wrapped up in one person;
  • July 8, Lyle Piett Memorial Golf Tournament at the Tor Hill Golf Course - get John Van Koll's information to your friends, relatives & neighbours;
  • Rotary  arrived in this morning's mail and with it important news like, "Melodies and Memories", where we get a glimpse of the impact music has on the mind; and, "the library where the 'books' are human beings" - some really interesting reading.


    President Pat Dell, in keeping with tradition, noted the 3rd Thursday of each month is dedicated to reviewing matters discussed at the Club Director meeting the previous Thursday evening - and so the meeting proceeded this April 21, 2022.
    In the absence of President Elect Jeff Barber, Pat indicated Jeff is filling the officer and director and other leadership roles for the coming Rotary year. Club members interested in reviewing available opportunities were encouraged to call Jeff.
    John Van Koll, leading the Annual Golf Tournament planning, indicated he is putting together a team to assist with this major Club event. First meeting of the group is planned for early May.
    President Pat indicated the Directors discussed the question of determining whether the Club should host Adventures in Agriculture this year. The Board is receiving counsel from a number of lawyers on challenges we encounter because COVID is still around. Once the Board receives clarity on these matters, it is hoped this will lead to the pathway forward.
    Gail Bradley and Jean-Marc Nadeau will undertake a review of the Club’s Bylaws in the next Rotary year.
    A Director Budget Planning meeting is scheduled for early May.
    Gail Bradley, Club Rotary Foundation Chair reported donations to the APF were $5,901 ($131.00 per capita), with total donations to The Rotary Foundation this Rotary year were $8,515.00.
    Sam Berg, chair of Community Service Committee, advised of their trips around the City handing out money. They delivered these resources to Chili For Children, Regina Public Library, and Canadian Mental Health Association, Regina Branch. Sam also noted they are working with the Rotary Clubs in Regina to prepare for the ShelterBox display at the Regina Farmers Market on July 6th, in recognition of the RI President Jennifer Jones visit to Winnipeg.
    Peter Peters, ISP Committee Secretary, reported on their Tuesday's ZOOM meeting with the RC of Retalhuleu, during which they discussed completion of the 3-classroom/ kitchen construction program, reviewed 4 potential future projects.  He touched on TRF's acceptance of the Progress Report on the Guate II Computer Project and advised the Guate III Computer Global Grant Application will soon be ready for submission to TRF.
    Al Hoeft, Chair of the Youth Committee, advised that tomorrow he is delivering a $500.00 cheque to the Saskatchewan Visual Arts Awards for their outstanding program. Additionally, the Youth Committee is supporting a couple of Students to Model United Nations in Winnipeg and are still looking for students who would like to participate in the Adventures in Citizenship.
    Charles Sadzamare Director of Fund Raising indicated they are putting the final touches on the major funding request to K + S Potash. Once it is ready it will be presented to the Directors.
     So ended the reports.
Thank you to the Club's Leadership Team for their Service Above Self.
Women working with Women for a Healthier Tomorow
Maternal and Child Health Month
    According to the United Nations, the COVID-19 pandemic has halted or in some cases reversed progress in global health. It has also shortened life expectancies. It’s more important than ever to provide quality health care and promote well-being for everyone, especially those who are most vulnerable, including mothers and children.
    Rotary is working to provide communities with the help and training they need to improve health care for mothers and infants. Mobile prenatal clinics in Haiti, mobile cancer screening units in India, and support for home births in Nigeria are some of the ways our members are working to ensure that mothers and children have opportunities for a healthy future.
Delivery Preparations
Ukraine has 62 Rotary clubs and six satellite clubs with about 1,100 members, and 24 Rotaract clubs with more than 300 members.
  • District 2232 (Ukraine and Belarus) formed a committee to help people affected by the crisis. It has launched an appeal to Rotary members worldwide for funds to provide basic necessities.
  • The city of Lviv has had an influx of people displaced from other cities around Ukraine. The Rotary Club of Lviv International, working with local authorities and major hospitals, created an online spreadsheet of relief items that can be accessed by people who want to help. Members arrange for the donated items to be delivered to hospitals and coordinate storage with local warehouses.
RI PolioPlus Chair Michael McGovern Facebook Post Early April 2022
"In 2015, I had my first visit to Pakistan and our first meeting was with then Chief Minister of Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif. We also met on that visit with then political leader Imran Khan at his home in Bani Gala. This past weekend Shehbaz Sharif became interim Prime Minister replacing Imran Khan. Both individuals have been supportive of polio eradication as has the third major leader in Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto-Zadari. As the country approaches a new election, we look forward to continuing progress on polio eradication in Pakistan and the support of all political leaders."
(L to R) M. Saeed Shamsi, Aziz Memon, Michael McGovern, Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore, Pakistan 2015.
This is History in the Making
  • President Pat announced that two of our members have achieved another Rotary milestone - Barry Strohan and Ralph Goodale have each attained 35 years of service through Rotary - CONGRATULATIONS, Barry and Ralph;
  • Sergeant Richard Schwan was ready having stewed for 7 plus days that the President Pat brushed off his participation last week without as much as an advance "apologetic" acknowledgement of his respected strategic weekly involvement;
  • Having made his point, Sergeant Richard then invited volunteers to share what they value most about our Rotary Club or Rotary in general;
  • President Pat referred to her appreciated value of the 4-Way Test, and how she uses these 4 questions to guide her in difficult decision making;
  • Vic Wiebe referenced Rotary's work with Youth and membered his introduction to Rotary was when a Rotary Club selected him to attend Model United Nations in Winnipeg;
  • Doreen Pankewich spoke about how she valued the friendship of her connections with members of Eastview;
  • Shreedhar Jachak remembered that 49 years ago he was invited to join the RC of Fort Qu'Appelle where he enjoyed the fellowship and friendship of its members, which was continued upon joining Eastview;
  • Sam Berg indicated he loved the weekly fellowship and the important community and international service aspects;
  • Richard Schwan spoke about the complexity of the world, the anxiety and challenges people face, and reflected, "This is our solid ground, our peace of mind'
  • Zack Dumont indicated for him, "It’s the belief in "Service Above Self". People from many different backgrounds all coming together around the belief/faith/idea that cooperating is a better path than competing";
  • Wonderful sharing;
  • Allen Hillsden had some happy dollars as his Granddaughter is in Florida with her high school team participating in a Cheer-leading competition;
  • It was a great Rotary meeting, thank you all for making it so;
  • See you next week a 5:30 P.M.ish at the Royal Regina Golf Course;
  • Have a great spring week.
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                                 Audrey Hepburn

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Wonderful to have Assistant Governor Carole Bryant at our meeting today - AG Carole provides a helpful connectedness to District 5550.

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