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on the right side (where it used to be).
  • February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/ Resolution Month in Rotary – be “Rotary ready” for the Sergeant-At-Arms question (sorry this was to late for today) but there is a lot of February left and who knows the question may come up again.....;
  • Affinity Credit Union Valentine GALA - February 12 & 13 - Regina Eastview's major Fund Raiser - have you ordered the meals for your home? Shared the information with your friends and neighbours? Made a donation or agreed to serve as a sponsor?;
  • 70 meals ordered to date - orders must be placed on or before February 9th - date and time slots are filling up, so get your order in soon;
  • If you have an item for the on-line Silent Auction call Peter Peters, who will pick up the item and deliver it to Pat;
  • Next week's Program features Brenda Banbury on the 75 Day Challenge - inviting contribution to the Annual Programs Fund (APF) of TRF - you will want to hear the lady;
  • Remember RI President Jennifer Jones will be in Winnipeg on July 6th and morning of July 7th;
  • Events are being planned by the organizing committee – agenda will come to all district members in advance.


    In the absence of both Club Service Director Donna Parry, and a copy of today's Speaker's Bio, President Pat Dell invited Eastview Rotarian Al Hoeft to introduce himself and share The Salvation Army (TSA) story. We have learned over the past year during Al Hoeft's membership in our Club that he has "returned home" as Regina was his place of birth and an important part of his life.  He grew up in a Salvation Army home, and this home established the course of his life's journey. TSA was founded in 1865 in London by William Booth and his wife Catherine.
    TSA is a Protestant Christian Church and an International Charitable organization. It has a membership of 1.7 million and is present in 132 countries, running charity shops, operating shelters for the homeless, and disaster relief and humanitarian aid to developing countries TSA works to "transform lives".
    Who "they" are is reflected in their Mission Statement, "The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.", and this statement is guided by their VISION, "We are an innovative partner, mobilized to share hope wherever there is hardship, building communities that are just and know the love of Jesus.
Al shared the organization's four values. "HOPE: we give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ. SERVICE: We reach out to support others without discrimination. DIGNITY: We respect and valueeach other, recognizing everone'sworth. STEWARDSHIP: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us."
    Al expanded how these characteristics were realized in the daily walk of their programs through 365 days each year. Services in Regina have evolved since 1895 and currently include a variety of Sheltering Services including Emergency Shelter, Transitional Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, Cold Weather Support and Half-Way House which supports person’s transition from incarceration to living and thriving in the community. Often services are undertaken in partnership with other community resources giving struggling citizens hope with a spiritual dimension.
    Their 365 day a year program includes food security through meals, food bank partnerships and capacity building initiatives such as "Pathways of Hope"; the School Backpack Program and the Christmas Hamper Program. TSA is best known for the Christmas Kettle Program initiated in 1903 and which in 2021 raised $22+ Million nationally.
    TSA is there for the benefit of citizens throughout the life cycle - from childhood as reflected in the Beaver Creek Camp south of Saskatoon, to care provided at the William Booth Special Care Home / Wascana Grace Hospice.
    Al concluded his formal presentation by touching on the Army's services during emergency and disaster situations, e.g. fires, floods. The role the Army play in building and strengthening community relations is noteworthy as is their influence in Government affairs.
    Al Hoeft, thank you, for your presentation, for the work you undertake through The Salvation Army, and the difference you make in the lives of the most vulnerable in our Society. We are privileged to have as part of Regina Eastview.
Al & Karen Hoeft - 2021 Change Over Meeting
Waterston House
Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
Peace and Conflict Prevention /Resolution Month
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐑𝐨𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐨 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝 𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐠𝐥𝐨𝐛𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲?
During February Rotary members are asked to focus on peace and conflict prevention/resolution. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts and build peace.
Things to consider:
i) Sign up for the Rotary Positive Peace Academy. This free online course will introduce you to the 8 pillars of positive peace.
ii) Review your club’s current projects & talk about how your initiatives connect with the Pillars of Positive Peace. More information at

iii) Join a Rotary Action Group: Domestic Violence Prevention, Peace, Refugees, or Slavery Prevention.
The Family of Rotary
  • Please keep Grace and Allen Hillsden and their family in your thoughts and prayers
  • Sergeant Richard Schwan joined the meeting  early, which allowed him to "scan" and take note of "Presidential" misdemeanors - horrified at the indiscretions and being embarrassed to cite a fine amount, he issued President Pat a "Self-imposed" amount order - only she and the Treasurer will ever know the end result;
  • The Sergeant is working hard at fulfilling the educational component of his role and today he focused on "What is happening in our Club", so keep abreast of our Club's activities;
  • Doug Mortin extended the heartfelt thanks to Doreen Pankewich and Peter Neufeldt for their leadership in moving the 2022 Valentine GALA to a successful conclusion.
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Philosopher's Corner

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
               William Arthur Ward

Today's guests

It is always a pleasure to have our 2 frequent and always appreciated guests with us. Warmest welcome to Doug Keam, RC of Regina and Bob Durston, RC of Neepawa - you helped make this a great Rotary day.

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Host: Hans Gaastra
Moderator: President Pat Dell
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