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  • May is Youth Services Month in Rotary;
  • 6:00 P.M. this Evening (May 5th) District Conference (ZOOM) – Day 1 – to join this EVENT check your In-Box for an e-mail from Michael Charach at 12:31 P.M. this afternoon - - click the  link – it is that simple;
  • May 12th Jennie Bryant with Early Childhood Intervention Program is our Guest Speaker;
  • 5:15 P.M. May 12th  Club Directors Meeting - get desired Agenda Items to Allen Hillsden by May 8th;
  • 6:30 P.M. May 12 - District Conference - Day 2 via ZOOM;
  • In Mid-June 2022, we are back to the Royal Regina Golf Course for the Club's Change-over meeting - detailed information soon available;
  • July 8, Lyle Piett Memorial Golf Tournament at the Tor Hill Golf Course - you just received some information from John Van Koll this afternoon - share with your friends, relatives & neighbours.


    President Pat Dell called on Gail Bradley to introduce our Guest Speaker/Performer, Award-winning, Canadian country recording artist, Justin LaBrash. Gail began by telling us that Justin LaBrash entertains his audiences with a high energy live show. He has played nearly 500 shows throughout Canada from Vancouver to St. John’s to the Northwest Territories. He is the Saskatchewan Country Music Association (SCMA) Emerging Artist of the Year, a multiple SCMA and SMA nominee and now CCMA nominee for the inaugural Live Innovation Award for his #driveinsask 2020 Tour, North America’s first drive-in concert tour. Justin’s recent singles have progressively charted on the Canadian radio charts, including, “See You in the Stars”, which went all the way to #1 on the Canadian True North Country Radio Indie chart!! His current single, “Somethin’ About Nothin’” is climbing the charts in Canada and receiving a lot of attention and airplay from the US country radio. Justin released his debut EP in 2016, his first full length album in 2018, and an acoustic EP in 2020. His fourth studio project will be ready for your listening pleasure in the summer of 2022.
    Justin is proud of his roots and where he comes from. Summer 2021 saw him launch his first clothing line, Ranch Line, paying tribute to his fellow ranchers and cowboys. He believes strongly in building communities and “paying it forward”. Justin is an official ambassador for the Teddy Bears Anonymous and each drive-in concert during the #driveinsask Tour 2020 and The Hell or High Water Tour 2021 spotlighted a local charitable organization, raising awareness, and thousands of dollars for more than a dozen Saskatchewan charities. With his country roots running deep, his big heart and endless energy, why don’t you follow along to see where Justin LaBrash’s musical adventures take him next!
    From Justin we learned that he is a rancher/farmer, a vocation derived from both sides of his parental families. On the ranching side, which he shares with family and friends, he still runs some of his Grandfather’s 'long horn' cattle line, along with a range of other beef breeds. His parents ran a farmers market and raised chickens which is obviously not an 'animal' Justin appreciated. 
    Music was an important aspect of his growing up, so playing musical instruments came naturally to him as did singing, and hence writing songs.  The latter fitting easily into filling in the long hours spent on a tractor 'working the land'. Twenty two year old Justin LaBrash's connection with the land, his community, and the charities that exist in the province makes this young man, a leader and a 'pay forward' advocate. Partnering with organizations such as Teddy Bears Anonymous (founded by Luke Lawrence in memory of his daughter, Erin, so that no child in Saskatchewan should have to face the scary aspect of being alone in a hospital); the Jim Pattison Children's Hospital in Saskatoon; and, other charities in communities in which he performs, are the benefactors of this young entrepreneur's approach to life.
    In concluding his remarks, Justin indicated that after 2 years of limited performance opportunities, 2022 looks beautifully busy with bookings most weekends from June through October.  He will be playing in Regina on June 22nd - more info coming.
    Justin LaBrash, your mature approach to life and your assumed responsibility in doing your part to making it a better place for those less fortunate, warms the heart of every Rotarian. Thank you for making this a great Rotary day.
Justin LaBrash
Award-Winning, Canadian Country Recording Artist
The Rotary Foundation
    Our donors remain dedicated to Doing Good in the World, and their gifts to The Rotary Foundation allow Rotary to accomplish amazing things. In 2021-22, we’ve already helped fund 436 district grants, 929 global grants, and 132 disaster response grants. Each one is an example of Rotary members working with communities to address ongoing issues or find solutions to emerging ones.
    As we near the end of this Rotary year, we know that in order to continue this great work, we need people to take action and support our Foundation. Learn about ways to give, and remember that a gift of any size can make a big impact.
The Family of Rotary
The Family of Rotary is a large community which expands from our home Club, to the District 5550, to Zone 28-32, to the members around the world, in over 200 countries and geographical areas. In recent years, one part of Regina Eastview's Rotary family is the Amarok Society, a Canadian Charity, which is involved in educating "Mothers" in some of the poorest slums in Bangladesh, so they can teach their children and a few others in their area. This Calendar year Eastview, through our International Service Committee, has "Adopted a Mother". Her name is Sathi. Every 3 months Sathi communicates with us to share her "teaching" journey. In April, Tania Woroby, our Club's contact with the program, received a 'letter' which consisted of 3 pictures which translates into 6,000 words. In the accompanying e-mail Amarok Staff wrote, "Sathi is eager to tell you about her life now which is so different than the life she had before education!  Thank you very much for supporting her and Amarok Society."
This photo shows Sathi in her home with 5 children, 2 are her family. If you were, Sathi how would you describe this picture? What do you see? What do the children's faces reveal? How would you describe the scene?
Regina Eastview, you make a difference!
Sathi and her Students.
  • Leif Riesach was privileged to receive a call from our former member Ken Poon. During their appreciated conversation, Ken asked to be remembered to Regina Eastview members;
  • Thank you, Leif, for sharing this highlight
  • Thank you, Ken Poon, for keeping in touch;
  • In Richard Schwan's absence, Pat Dell served as the Sergeant, and began by fining Peter Peters for not being prepared to share the Club's Land Acknowledgement Statement;
  • Exceedingly flustered, Peter, wisely chose not to challenge the fine;
  • When asking members to name the Club's longest serving member, the Sergeant ignored the waving hands of the "knowing" members and invited expressions of 'happy dollars';
  • Allen told us at their Church Community's Missions Festival this past weekend they raised $350,000.00, $100,000.00 more than the previous years pledge - WOW, these are dedicated congregants;
  • Vic Wiebe has delight with the opportunity to be able to walk around Wascana Park and enjoy spring, going on summer;
  • Sam Berg was happy to tell us he dusted off his bicycle and has been out on a number of rides, trumping the embarrassing measly 3.61 km Peter Peters rode;
  • Thanks to the 20 persons that logged on to our meeting today - you helped make it a good day ;
  • Have a safe and enjoyable week.
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Philosopher's Corner

"People who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those who are doing it."
                  George Bernard Shaw

Today's guests

Good to have Justin LaBrash as our Guest Speaker/
Performer for our meeting. Also attending as a visitor was Margaret Peters, who snuk in behind Peter.

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Host: Hans Gaastra
Moderator: President Pat Dell
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Charles Sadzamare
On April 28th President Pat Dell presented Charles with a pin to recognize his 10 years of  "Dedicated Service" through Rotary.
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