This Rotor can also be found on the FRONT PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE,
on the right side (where it used to be).
  • We will meet a new Associate member of Eastview, Pall Agarwal, at some point.  Pall is a student and working.
  • Directors' meeting today at 5-15 on zoom.
  • Jeanne Alexander will be helping to co-ordinate speakers for meetings.  If you have a suggestion let her know.
  • Next week no noon meeting BUT the meeting will be at 4-30 PM for a tour of the Regina Cemetery 4th Avenue & Broad St. followed by a social gathering at Bushwakker Brewing Club 2206 Dewdney Avenue.  Attend one or both.  Details to follow.


President Jeff opened the meeting with a moment of silence in honour of the lives lost in the Saskatchewan weekend tragedy as well as the death today of Queen Elizabeth II. The land acknowledgement statement followed.
President Jeff introduced the first person who will be inducted on Sunday into Regina Eastview--Oladayo Ajala.  Oladayo was born in the SW Nigeria.  He is trained as a structural engineer and worked in his field on world class projects in Nigeria and the Middle East.  He had an uncle who was a Rotarian and impressed upon him early on the importance of helping others.  While in school he volunteered in many activities.  He has the passion and skills to help those in need.  In 2018 he came to Canada and Regina was a drawing card as his brother was established here.  He is working with PMA Construction on a plant in west Regina.  He is married with two young children.  
The second person to be introduced was Richard Taylor, no stranger to Rotary in Regina, being a member and President of the former Regina North Club as well as the Regina South Club.  Richard's long history in Rotary included a number of projects associated with development and fundraising for a summer student exchange and the year long youth exchange.  Richard grew up in Regina, and obtained a Diploma in Civil Engineering which led to employment with the Dep't of Highways and the Dep't of Environment.  He married Judy, also a Rotarian in the Regina South Club and they had son Noah.  A career change led to development of their RT Travel Company from which over the years up to the COVID years they raised $20,000 for Rotary projects.  The Company is still active and a tour on a tall ship in the Caribbean is being planned for 8 people in the coming months.  In 1996 the Taylors spent time in Estevan where a partnership with the Estevan and Regina North Rotary Clubs saw the development of the One Way Canoe Camp Student Exchange.  Richard was involved in this project for 10 years.  Richard's quote for the day "you are only one decision away from changing your life."
How fortunate are we at Eastview to be able to engage these two members with their diversity and life experience.  Welcome.  
Welcome Oladayo and Richard
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of victims of the James Smith Cree Nation and the town of Weldon for the tragic losses they suffered this past weekend.  We hope their journey forward is with healing, understanding, love and peace.  When one of our communities is hurting, we all hurt.  With gratitude to the first responders, police forces, healthcare workers and volunteers who are always ready to serve.
We were saddened today to hear of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.  I remember at a very young age  travelling with my parents and young sister to the neighbouring town of Broadview on the graveled #1 highway to glimpse Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip at the back of the Royal Train as they passed by on a western tour.  She was a stabling influence in a more and more troubled world and one can only admire her dignity, commitment and dedication to her reign up to the very last days of her life.  
A scene reminiscent of her trip through Saskatchewan
The Family of Rotary
  • Zarin Zavery joined us on zoom today from the U.K. where she is visiting family for a time.  Wonderful to see you Zarin, even though we could not hear you.  Hopefully you could hear us. Safe travels.
  • On his second trip to London in the past few months, Greg McNamara, was finally able to deliver a 35 year pin to Ralph Goodale's office.  Unfortunately Ralph was in Canada but Greg persevered and through a series of maneuvers managed to get the package to an officer (without getting arrested) who promised to deliver it to Ralph.  It was good to hear Ralph got the pin.  It travelled many miles.
  • Joyce Butler was our Sergeant today and provided many uniquely Saskatchewan qualities.  Some of these were as follows:
  • the only province with entirely man-made boundaries;
  • more sunshine (2200 hours per year) than any other province;
  • more roads than any other province in Canada--about 190-250,000 km;
  • 1st ATM in Canada with a Sherwood Credit Union--Al Hoeft knew this one & location;
  • 1st instore debit system by BiRite Drugs in1986 also a Credit Union system;
  • Cape Canaveral connection to Saskatchewan--the bricks on the rocket launch pad were made at the Clay Brick plant at Claybank--best in N. America.  Who knew? 
  • Our bests: Largest potash reserves, largest canary bird seed exporter and while this resulted in a fine Jeff was sure the best library system in the world.  Thanks Joyce.
  • Happy bucks came from Sam who spent some time reuniting with siblings on Vancouver Island this summer; Doug Mortin recognized Hans for his hosting on zoom and Peter P & Gail for their work on the Rotor; Peter P. Doug M. & Peter N. attended a Ripple Effect meeting with Guatemala recognizing International Literacy Day and the huge effect of the Ripple Effect program on literacy; Allen Hillsden had a bumper apple crop and has given away 10 bags of apples;  Ross and Donna have sold their house and bought another-good to have a realtor in the family.
  • Have a good week everyone.  Fall is approaching.  Where has the year gone?
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Philosopher's Corner

"It is easy to say how we love new friends, and what we think of them, but words can never trace out all the fibers that knit us to the old."  George Eliot

Today's guests

Bob Durston-R.C. of Neepawa;
Bill Fitzsimmons-R.C. in Calgary
Jayna Amadasun--interested in finding out about Rotary
Oladayo Ajala and Richard Taylor--almost members of Eastview

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