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on the right side (where it used to be).
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  • Check out the great list of up-coming guest speakers at our weekly 12 noon ZOOM meetings - having appreciated the presenters and topic, please "ZOOM in";
  • Tuesday, May 12 at 8:30 P.M. is the regular monthly International Service Projects Committee ZOOM meeting. Members wishing to learn more about our Club's International activities or interested in becoming part of the committee are most welcome to attend - contact Peter Peters if you wish to attend;
  • Next Thursday, May 14 is the monthly Club Director ZOOM meeting - if you have Agenda Items get those to Secretary Allen Hillsden;
  • Jenna Raimbault reminded us of the opportunity we will have to VOTE for our preferred video in the District 5550 "best darn club video" contest. Watch for the e-mail instructions;
  • Ann Grahame advised that Regina Eastview is being honoured with a Zone Literacy Award for 2019 – 2020 in recognition of our club’s contribution to literacy both locally and internationally. Our Club's achievement will be acknowledged during the ZOOMed District Conference on May 23;
  • Those wishing to make etransfer payments/ donations to Eastview here is the key -


Acting President Pat Dell introduced our Guest Speaker, Karen Marshall Blewett, a member and Past President of the RC of Medicine Hat. By profession, Karen is a Community Development Officer with the Alberta government where her role is to work with community groups and non-profits in the area of organizational development, board governance, strategic planning, fund development, and other community development topics. She is able to use these skills in her interaction with Rotary at Club and District levels.
Using Power point slides, Karen focused her power point presentation on the "WHY" - "Why it's important!" and in  the process made a clear distinction between the "What" and the "Why" of our IMPACT by focusing attention on the benefit of our activities and action. The benefits our Rotary Impact focuses on 3 components - promotion of our work; engagement of members and the community; and, in our fundraising efforts.The "Why" is about making a difference - a positive change. Rotarians are good at describing "What" Rotary is, as we point to the Object of Rotary, The Four-Way Test and our folders of projects, which are fine statistical fodder, but it lacks passion, it misses the "Why".
Karen Marshall Blewett's Cover Slide
To make this shift, we should "reframe" our message FROM, for example, "What the project is about", TO "Why the project is needed"; FROM "What Rotary gives", TO "How Rotary’s contribution makes a difference; and so on. The focus shifts from promoting the project to promoting the impact.
Karen presented helpful examples of how this shift puts "passion" into promotion and "inspiration" into fund raising. Donors like to see how their contribution can be leveraged 2, 3, 4 and more times, a critical factor when raising funds for large projects.
For Karen's entire presentation please click the ZOOM button at the top to the ROTOR.
Showing Why The "WHY" Is Important
The Family of Rotary
  • Allen Hillsden told us Grace traveled to Saskatoon for a CAT Scan last week and the resulting report stated "all is clear". We join in thankful rejoicing;
Warning from WHO
  • Past President and Vice President Pat Dell was the Acting President today and led us through the meeting, filling minimally 3 roles;
  • In her Sergeant role, Pat asked members if they watched the Promotional Video Jenna Raimbault produced - we were invited to "owe" the club $2.00 for each time we viewed this quality production - if you didn't watch it, pay anyway;
  • Peter Neufeldt expressed appreciation for how ZOOM technology has impacted our ability to communicate as a club, district and beyond;
  • Ann Grahame was delighted for the District's Leadership Team initiative of the "games and learning" ZOOM hour on Tuesday, in which over 100 Rotarians and friends participated;
  • Peter Peters let the Club know he and his best friend Margaret, would be celebrating their 55th Wedding Anniversary on May 9th - he adjusted the details to the "56th" Anniversary, when "prompted" by the best friend";
  • DG Fred was delighted to contribute $5.00 for the "joy" of participating in the meeting - (etransfer instructions above);
  • Gary Carlson advised that he will donate $2.00 for each ZOOM meeting the Club has before we get together again;
  • While we did not sing, Ann Grahame advised us that today was Tania Woroby's birthday- Happy Birthday, Tania;
  • Thank you all for making this a good Rotary day. Keep Safe, Stay Well!
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Philosopher's Corner

"Character isn’t developed by trying to become famous or a billionaire. Character is developed by seeking to become a better human to those you love, interact with and serve."
                         Brendon Burchard

Today's guests

We were pleased to welcome the following Guests and Visiting Rotarians: Guest Jessie Carlson; Visiting Rotarians - Karen Marshall Blewett, RC of Medicine Hat; DG Fred Wright, RC of Kenora; Bob Durston, RC of Neepawa; Doug Keam, Stewart Graham and Gilda Trelevan Graham, RC of Regina; Lorna King, RC of Regina Oskaya.

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