This Rotor can also be found on the FRONT PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE,
on the right side (where it used to be).
  • November is Rotary Foundation Month in Rotary;
  • Led by PR Director Jena Raimbault, the Club's PR Committee meets Monday at 1:30 P.M.;
  • Please join your Eastview colleagues in selling those tasty, quality Holiday Hams from Drake Meats - closing date for sales is November 24th;
  • Ham packing and distribution at Regina Food Bank on December 10th;
  • Looks like there are 25 students signed up for the Adventure in Agriculture Program - could be more;
  • Members interested in the District Grant process and would like to participate in a District Grant Webinar, please contact President Jack who is arranging to host a group at his office on November 12 at 6:30 P.M.;
  • Did you know that at their October 2019 Meeting the RI Board agreed to partnerships with: i) the Eleanor Crook Foundation  that will involve a nutrition initiative with the Power of Nutrition in a sub Saharan Africa country; and, ii)  Gavi The Vaccine Alliance ( ) as a partner to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative.

Brian Shankowsky, Executive Director of RTSC, elaborated on how they Meet the Demands of Industry.

Established in 2007, the Regina Trades & Skills Centre is structured on a training and Industry partnership that has as their VISION, "To be the #1 choice in Demand Led Training". Their Vision is supported by their stated MISSION: To provide Demand Led industry training. This adult led training initiative to, "Get Your Boots in the Door" is based on eight pillars:
  • Short-term entry level skills training with courses between 5 - 12 weeks;
  • Training for young Adults who are looking to enter into a trade or skilled career;
  • Hands-on, classroom and workshop learning;
  • Safety training one needs in the workplace;
  • Credit towards apprenticeship;
  • Workplace procedures overview including job site terminology, use of tools and materials, and employer expectations;
  • A strong connection to industry; and
  • An opportunity for the student to earn employment.
Regina Trades & Skills Centre -  Albert Street & 7th Avenue
Brian touched on three reasons students come to RTSC for training: i) Students earn an opportunity to work with an employer looking to hire them; ii) there is no tuition cost; and, iii) students are paid minimum wage for the hours they are in class. Brian also drew attention to the four "pillars" on which students are evaluated and granted an employment placement: i) Attendance/Punctuality (students must maintain a 95% attendance rate to complete the program); ii) Attitude/Behaviour; iii) Work Ethic; and, iv) Skill Development.
The relationship with "industry" is key to the success of the program. An important aspect of this relationship is the time and money employers save because the program prepares "entry-level" employees. For example, RTSC staff screen all applicants prior to the student being accepted into the program which is on a merit basis. Students are taught workplace behaviour and employers are saved the cost of initial training. Students are taught by "journey" persons or persons with equivalent experience. A minimum of 70% of the training is with skills done in a shop, on a job site with an employer. Finally, RTSC provides employers with a 2 week on-site interview (and pay the student wages and cover the WCB insurance).
Seems like employers would have nothing to lose to select a graduate of the Regina Trades and Skills Centre.
Thank you, Brian Shankowsky!
Shop where drywall, electrical, plumbing skills are developed
The Regina Eastview Family exploring trades and skills after a hearty lunch
Here are today's highlights of fellowship
  • Another fantastic "off-site" Rotary Experience - thank you Club Administration for your leadership;
  • 21 plus members and visitors were introduced to Regina Trades and Skills;
  • Tip of the hat to Ann Grahame and Laurel Mattison for being the welcoming committee and collecting the lunch money.
  • Have a Peace Filled long weekend!
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Philosopher's Corner

The prepared thought for the Day titled "The Poppy":
"Nature created a flower
with petals of brilliant red.
Who'd have thought such a beautiful flower would be used to remeber the dead.
For when all the guns have stopped firing
And there's only the mud and the rain
God sends down his little red flowers to cover the lads who remain.
So remember every November
when we hold our remembrance day
of the lads who lie neath the poppies
and the price they had to pay."

Today's guests

Donelda Krause, guest of husband Clarence.
Nov 07, 2019 12:00 PM
Regina Skills and Trades
Nov 14, 2019 12:00 PM
Crime in REgina
Nov 21, 2019 12:00 PM
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Next Meeting Responsibilities

Registration: John Van Koll
50/50: Richard Schwan
Greeter: Tania Woroby
C4C: Nov 8 - Ann Grahame, Tanya Woroby, Doug Mortin
        Nov 15---Lyle Gollnick, Ron Okumura, Takayoshi Ono
Board of Directors Meeting
Access Communications Boardroom
Nov 14, 2019 5:15 PM
Adventures in Agriculture student arrival
Delta Hotel
Nov 27, 2019
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Access Communications Boardroom
Dec 12, 2019 5:15 PM
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