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Nov 14, 2019
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Nov 21, 2019
Dec 05, 2019
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Dec 19, 2019
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Dec 26, 2019
Jan 02, 2020
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Rotary and Friends Christmas Comedy Night
Shotz Family Sports Lounge
Dec 19, 2019
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
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If you have any comments or questions, please contact the eBulletin Editor Krista Mastaler
What do you know about The Rotary Foundation?
November is Foundation Month in the Rotary calendar.  Did you know that the Rotary Foundation is a separate entity from Rotary International?  Do you know how the Foundation supports the work our club is doing in Spruce Grove and the world?  Are you aware of all the ways you can support our Foundation?
 
This week at Rotary, Past District Governor and current District 5370 Foundation Chair, Tim Schilds, is speaking to our club to answer all these questions and more!  To explore for yourself, check out www.rotary.org/give
An Evening With Jennifer Jones
While we're talking about the Foundation, don't pass up this opportunity to hear about it straight from the top!
 
Rotary District 5370 is honoured to bring Past RI Vice President Jennifer Jones, who is also a member of the Rotary Foundation's board of trustees, to speak in Edmonton on Wednesday night.  Jennifer is a captivating speaker who will inspire you with stories about what Rotary Clubs and The Rotary Foundation are working together to do in the world.  Click here for more info and to register.
Silly Santa Auction: What is it? What am I supposed to do?
Every year the club holds a small auction at one of our meetings in November (the 21st for 2019) that raises money to buy gifts for the women at Wings of Providence.  Wings of Providence is a second stage women's shelter.  The gifts that are bought each year are a housecoat, a pair of fuzzy socks, a mug, and a little treat for each woman at the shelter.  That number is usually close to 50.  It's a small gesture that brings so much joy to the women there.
 
So what do you need to do?  First off, if you have a gift that you were given that you know you won't use, wrap that gift up, tag it with a little poem or hint about what it may be (but try to keep it as vague as possible, it's more fun that way) and bring it to the meeting.  You can bring multiple gifts if you like but please try to bring one at least.  Then the gifts are auctioned off and you'll probably not have any clue what you're buying but that's not the point!  It's funny to see what you thought it was and what it actually is.  If you have nothing to auction off, you can still help by bidding and buying, so bring some money or the cheque book.  Maybe bring a guest if you think they'll enjoy the show or potentially buy a gift.  All the money raised goes straight to buying the gifts for the women at Wings of Providence.  
 
To learn more about what's happening at Wings of Providence, http://www.wingsofprovidence.ca/news.aspx and look on the right hand side for the latest newsletter link.
Invite Your Friends, Co-workers, etc
The invite went out last night for our Rotary and Friends Christmas Comedy Night.  It is being held at Shotz Lounge, starting at 5 pm with cocktails.  Please check your email and register early for this fun night.  Remember it is open to Rotarians, friends, family, co-workers, and business associates who you think may be interested in a delicious buffet dinner and comedy show.  Lets spread the word and fill the Lounge up.  
Santa Teresa Water System Inauguration
News from Bill Stumbaugh, our Rotarian partner from Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador...
 
Dear Fellow Rotarians Supporters of Project Santa Teresa,
 
On Saturday, October 19, the Santa Teresa community water system was inaugurated by the community water board with Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Bahia de Caraquez present as well as the local director of the Ministry of Water.  This is a huge achievement for the community, and the support of the several international Rotary Clubs was critical for this humanitarian improvement.
 
Attached are several photos showing different aspects of the event including two separate ribbon cuttings--one at the treatment plant and storage cistern and tank as well as at the water meter at one of the beneficiary┬┤s home.  Also photos of various individuals speaking to commemorate the event.
 
Note the temporary, large banner listing all of the contributing clubs.  Each of yours should be indicated.  A permanent sign of the same design is being constructed at this time and when completed will be placed in the community.
 
We'll continue with the school and community training about best practices for personal hygiene and protection of water sources.
 
Thanks for all your support.
 
Bill Stumbaugh
Rotary Club of Bahia de Caraquez, Ecuador
Noah in Finland
Our outbound exchange student, Noah Fouillard, is settling in well in Finland and enjoying school there a lot more than here, from the sounds of it.  We expect to hear from Noah a few times this year.  If you want to reach out to him by email, contact him at noahjfouillard@gmail.com.  Noah provided us a copy of the slideshow presentation he gave at our club about a month ago.  This is the presentation he will be giving to his Finnish host Rotary club sometime this year.  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1XQQ_Cdpqbcsn4xtGaCEScJ3EKNj1_edVTycYNVRzCRo
Notice of Board Meetings
Members of the club are encouraged to attend and observe our monthly board meetings.  For the 2019-2020 year, they will be held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at the clubhouse in Rotary Centennial Park beginning at 7:00 PM and ending at 8:30 PM.  If you can't attend in person, we are also now able to bring you in remotely using Zoom's online meeting software.  The URL for the meetings will be the same from month to month, so you may want to bookmark this address:  https://zoom.us/j/224919848.  Hope to see you there!
Attendance at Weekly Meetings
Just a quick reminder that if you are going to be away and won't be attending a weekly meeting, can you please indicate by clicking the "Can't Make It" Button.  The email comes out on Fridays and is called the "May Rotary Meetings" or whichever month it is.  The email comes from Crystal Desilets.  I use this info for informing Shotz how many people will be there for lunch.  Also if you are bringing a guest could you fill in the "Bring a Guest" button.  Thanks for helping out with this as it's makes my job easier if I have all the information.
Have Information for The Rotary RAP?
Have a Rotary Story, pictures from a Rotary Social and/or information for the Rotary RAP?  
 
Send me (Krista) an email:  krista.mastaler@gmail.com by Sunday evenings at the latest so that I can include it in the weekly RAP on Mondays!
 
Thanks everyone!!!!
Although every effort is made to ensure that the content of this eBulletin is faithful to the Rotary Four Way Test, readers should be aware that this publication is not the official record of decisions made by the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove.  The approved minutes of the Club constitute the one and only such record.