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  • January 27th is Family Literacy Day! Canada has celebrated this day since 1999, thanks to ABC Life Literacy Canada;
  • Family Literacy Day 2022 Theme: Learning in the Great Outdoors;
  • For the 14th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.;
  • February 3rd, our own Al Hoeft will be our "Guest" Speaker - please attend and learn about The Salvation Army;
  • Get on Board for the February 12  & 13th Virtual Valentine GALA;
  • Advertise the event to your family and friends;
  • Order your preferred meal and get your preferred spot on the schedule;
  • Consider making a donation to your preferred Charity;
  • Consider buying those 50/50 tickets;
  • Get ready for the on-line Silent Auction.



In the absence of President Pat Dell, President Elect Jeff Barber was in charge of the meeting and invited Gail Bradley to introduce our Guest Speaker, PDG Eva Vida. From Gail we learned that Eva immigrated to Canada from Hungary, lives in Winnipeg where she is surrounded by a daughter and son and 3 grandchildren. In December 2021 she retired from a career in the world of finance, with the most recent as a financial planner. A member of the RC of Winnipeg, Eva joined Rotary in 1992 and in the last 3 decades has held increasingly challenging volunteer roles in Rotary at the District, Zone and International levels.  She is currently serving as Vice President, The Rotary Foundation Canada, and Chair of World Community Service Foundation D5550. Eva is a Major Donor, Rotary Foundation benefactor and a Paul Harris Society member. Eva Vida is eminently qualified to speak to the topic of how The Rotary Foundation helps Rotarians in our business of "doing good in the world".
From Eva we learned:
  • TRF has an outstanding performance record - 91% of the funds are spent on program awards and operations;
  • TRF has earned 14 consecutive four -star ratings from Charity Navigator;
  • TRF's Annual Program Fund (APF) directs its resources to 7 Areas of Focus;
  • The APF transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives at home and around the world;
  • In 2020-21, 2066 Global Grants valued at $130.0 million were awarded;
  • In the same year, 467 District Grants valued at $31.1 Million were awarded;
  • Of the above Canadian Rotary Clubs sponsored 113 Global Grants internationally and 4 Global Grants were hosted in Canada;
  • Regina Eastview received funding for both Global Grants and District Grants in the past 3 years - Global grants Guate II Computer Project and Sector Barrios School; District Grant for El Corcho Washroom Enhancement, Chili for Children, RYLA;
  • All donations are appreciated , e.g. donors who gave $25 to $50, contributed over $5.1 million dollars;
  • Every year donations make life changing sustainable projects possible;
  • 34% of Rotarians donate to the APF;
  • 82% of Clubs support the APF;
  • Sustaining Member is one who annually donates US $100 or more to the APF;
  • Donors become Paul Harris Fellows when they earn 1000 recognition points;
  • This is achieved by contributing $1000 eligible funds, or, 
  • by being given recognition points by another donor;
  • There are various ways to give, e.g. through Rotary Direct; donate on line; give a cheque to your Club treasurer; investigate if your company has a matching charitable donation policy;
  • Remember your gift to the Annual Programs Fund, regardless of the amount ensures that "doing good in the world" is as important today as it was when Arch Klumph coined the phrase in 1917.
Thank you Eva Vida for expanding our understanding of the impact of Rotary's work through the Rotary Foundation. You helped make this a really good Rotary day.
PDG Eva Vida

RI president-elect announces 2022-23 presidential theme

by Ryan Hyland
Rotary International President-elect Jennifer Jones wants members to imagine the possibilities in the change they can make to transform the world.
Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, revealed the 2022-23 presidential theme, Imagine Rotary, as she urged people to dream big and harness their connections and the power of Rotary to turn those dreams into reality.
“Imagine, a world that deserves our best,” Jones told incoming district governors on 20 January, “where we get up each day knowing that we can make a difference.”
Jones, who will make history on 1 July by becoming Rotary’s first female president, gave a live online address to precede Rotary’s annual training event for district governors from around the world, the International Assembly. The assembly was rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will now be held virtually 7-14 February.
RI President Elect Jennifer Jones
The Rotary Foundation Receives
Charity Navigator's Highest Rating - 4-Star
The Foundation earned the recognition for adhering to sector best practices and executing its mission in a financially efficient way, demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only one percent of the organizations Charity Navigator evaluates have received 14 consecutive 4-star evaluations.
“We are honored to have been recognized and to be among the top 1% of charities evaluated,” said Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair John Germ (pictured). “Our donors can feel proud knowing that their gifts will allow them to make an impact in their communities and the world for years to come.”
The Family of Rotary
  • We are reminded to keep Allen and Grace Hillsden in our thoughts and prayers as they face their health challenges. Grace is currently in the Pasqua Hospital;
  • Shreedhar Jachak told us that Kusum Thakre has tested positive for COVID-19 and along with Madhao is now isolated to their College Park Care facility (as have all residents of this community).
  • Peter Neufeldt indicated ICU officials in Saskatoon have noted signs of improvement in his brother John's condition;
  • Let us remember our Rotary and extended families.
  • "Rotary Ready" Richard Schwan was prepared with important aspects of his "educator" role in all things Rotary;
  • From his questions we learned the following;
  • The Rotary Foundation has 7 areas of Focus - we should know at least 3 of them - probably 4 or 5 because he usually uses one as an example;
  • The number of Rotarians in the world is important (1.2 Million);
  • Asia has the largest number of Rotarians - knowing who is 2nd place could be useful:
  • Paul Harris was not the 1st President of Rotary - it’s also helpful to know who was;
  • Knowing there are more than 2.5 billion children have received polio vaccine;
  • Happy Dollars came from Peter N whose brother,s COVID condition is improving; Peter P who participated in RC of Dryden's meeting last evening where the work of the District's 1917 Vocational Training Team visit to Guatemala was featured; John Van Koll as triple delighted - 2021 is behind him, he needs someone to help count the money at his business, and 2022 is looking bright.
  • A great day - have a wonderful week - see you all in 7 days.
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Today's guests

We were delighted to welcome PDG Eva Vida from the Rotary Cub of Winnipeg and Bob Durston from the RC of Neepawa to enjoy a great time of Rotary togetherness.

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