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Jun 06, 2019
Parkland Food Bank
Jun 13, 2019
the Nelson Homestead
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Upcoming Events
Connecting with our Indigenous Neighbours Feast
Parkland Bowbenders Range
Jun 04, 2019
4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Vocational Visit to Parkland Food Bank
Parkland Food Bank
Jun 06, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Board Meeting
Jun 11, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
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Rotary Run for Life
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If you have any comments or questions, please contact the eBulletin Editor Krista Mastaler
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.
Inspector Mike Lokken
 
Inspector Mike Lokken was our guest speaker last week.  He gave us an update on the new RCMP building, which will now be called "Parkland Detachment".  He also told us about some of the challenges of being a RCMP officer and how the support staff of the detachment are the unsung heroes of policing. 
 
Thank-you to the Inspector for coming out to our meeting and informing us while entertaining us with your stories.
Newest Rotary Member!
 
Welcome Gerry Lawrence, our newest member!
 
From his induction:
Today, I have the pleasure of inducting our newest member, Gerry Lawrence. With Gerry today is his sponsor, Catherine Pederson.
Gerry, we are looking forward to you joining our Rotary Club. Rotary as an organization isn’t new to you. As a founding member and Past President of the Camrose Daybreak club, you know the immense contributions a vibrant Rotary Club can make to the community and the wider world as well as the positive effects it can have on its members’ spirits. We are happy to be officially welcoming you back to Rotary today.
Gerry is a retired educator with experience as an elementary and junior high school principal, as an Early Childhood Services program administrator for the County of Grande Prairie, and working for Alberta Education. At one point, in fact, Gerry was the youngest school principal in the province! He finished his career with eight years as a sessional instructor in the U of A’s faculty of education.
Gerry’s wife of 47 years, Patricia, is retired. Better known as Pat, Gerry says she is the most patient person in the world. Pat worked for the County of Grande Prairie, then Alberta Children’s Services, and at one time owned a children’s clothing store. They have two grown daughters, Morgan and Shannon. Morgan is a teacher who was nominated for the distinguished Edwin Parr award for outstanding first-year teacher at Graminia School. Shannon, who lives in Edmonton, is an incredibly gifted interior designer and has degrees in Scandinavian studies. (Brad says I should ask if that means she can figure out Ikea furniture assembly instructions, because he can’t.) Gerry’s has two fabulous grandsons who are still in school. Kaine is in Grade 11 here in Spruce Grove and Marshall is in Grade 8 at Greystone.
Gerry has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta and a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Victoria. He shares many interests in common with members of our club, so reach out to Gerry to let him know about your shared passions. Gerry loves carpentry, genealogy, wine-making, restoring his 1926 Ford Model T, and lapidary – cutting, polishing, and engraving gems and stones.
Generally, Gerry seems to be up for any new adventure, though some of them he’s had in the past haven’t led to well-developed interests. One time, Gerry broke his right femur into 13 pieces while skiing in Jasper. He has zip-lined in Mexico, completed a 248 km bike tour along the Rhine River, and climbed Macchu Pichu. While they were indelible experiences, Gerry is pretty certain he won’t be doing these things again! Thanks to Catherine, Gerry has also had the opportunity to walk on the Great Wall of China.
Gerry counts himself lucky to have been blessed by good health, a wonderful wife, and a fulfilling life, which he says sounds like an obituary, but he’s not done yet! Later this year, Gerry and Pat will be in South Africa and they plan to travel to Vietnam and Cambodia next
"Connecting" on the Michel Band's Ancestral Lands
 
You are invited to an afternoon of fun and fellowship on Tuesday, June 4 at 4:30 PM!  Join members of the three area Rotary clubs and the Connecting With our Indigenous Neighbours committee on the property of Ernie Calihoo, the last member of the Michel Band to remain on their traditional ancestral lands just north of Spruce Grove by the Villeneuve Airport.  You may remember that Ernie's daughter, Maureen Calihoo Ligtvoet, (pictured with Arlaine and Past President Chris) visited our club last May to talk about the Michel band's struggle for recognition under the law and the particular traditions and lifestyle they enjoyed farming in the local area.
 
There will be a big bonfire, wagon rides, and time for relaxing and visiting in a most beautiful setting, using the outdoor facilities of the Spruce Grove Archery Club.  The event is being organized as a pot luck, an email was sent out earlier today with details and an opportunity to sign up to bring a dish.
Fill A Bag: Food Bank Drive
From the Parkland After Dark Club:
 
THE DATES ARE QUICKLY APPROACHING!!!

THE 4TH ANNUAL

FILL A BAG - FILL A TRUCK 
FEED A FAMILY
SERVICE PROJECT


Hey Fellow Rotarians!

We are still in need of volunteers for the Fill a Bag Project.  If you are planning on taking part in this successful event or even if you are able to only volunteer specific dates, please reach out and let us know your availability.  The more participating teams we have the more areas we can cover sooner than later.

The dates for the drop offs and pick ups are included below for you to chose from

Hope to see you there!


 

WEEK 1

SPRUCE GROVE BAG DROP OFF:
TUESDAY, JUNE 11, 2019
5:30PM to 8:00PM
MEETING PLACE:  SAFEWAY PARKING LOT (BY GOODWILL)

STONY PLAIN BAG DROP OFF:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 2019
5:30PM to 8:00PM
MEETING PLACE:  ROTARY PARK (DOG RUMP CREEK)


WEEK 2

SPRUCE GROVE BAG PICK UP:
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2019
5:30PM to 8:00PM
MEETING PLACE:  SAFEWAY PARKING LOT (BY GOODWILL)

STONY PLAIN BAG PICK UP:
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019
5:30PM to 8:00PM
MEETING PLACE:  ROTARY PARK (DOG RUMP CREEK)
 
DROP OFF RULES

Once at the meeting place, we will need to do the following:

Break into teams of 4

Driver (1)
Bag Runner / Labeller (2) *one each side of road and more are welcome!!*

Driver will be provide a map of area and a highlighter marker
The homes on the map that a bag has been dropped off at
will need to located on the map with the highlighter so we know
where bags have been dropped off for pick up the following week

Please ensure that all drop off locations have been noted
prior to handing back to team organizers (Craig/Melide)
Highlighted maps can either be dropped off vto Craig at Stellar Office (102, 7 Granite Drive, Stony Plain) or Melide at Drayden Insurance Office 
or sent via email as a PDF to *|craig.goldsmith@shaw.ca|*
Upcoming Things to Consider

May 30th - Angus McKenzie: Direction of the Family Violence Work that our Club wants to help with.

June 6th (vocational visit at the Food Bank) - Sheri Ratsoy: update on the Food Bank

June 13th - Wilson & Danielle Nelson: the Nelson Homestead.  Spruce Grove does not have many historical sights designated.  Come and hear about the journey Wilson & Danielle Nelson are taking to perserve their family home as a designated historical site.  They will be sharing their journey with our club.

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.