Boss Hog`s is blown away!

On the weekend in Regina at Queen City Ribfest, Boss Hog`s rig was  totalled off during a huge wind storm that passed through.  Gator and Prairie Smoke were more fortunate that they were able to be up and running the next 2 days, however it means that Boss Hog`s will not be in a position to participate at this year`s Ribfest this weekend.  Glad everyone was okay and we will see them back next year!
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MOU Signing Video 

On June 25th President at the time, Lorne Braithwaite signed a MOU with  GSCS and St Frances Cree Bilingual committing to a new partnership over the next 5 years.  GSCS had this excellent video prepared to commemorate this partnership.  For more information on the new build at St. Frances Cree Bilingual School, visit their website at https://www.gscs.ca/fra/page/5700/new-school-updates.
 
MOU Signing Video Candace Odishaw 2021-07-24 06:00:00Z 0

MOU Signing with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools

On June 25, 2021 President Lorne Braithwaite from The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana and Diane Boyko, Executive Board Chair from Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, signed a MOU.  The MOU sets out a new partnership between St. Frances Cree Bilingual School and the club for a 5 year term and a commitment of $100,000 dispersed over those 5 years.  This collaboration will explore ways the partners may work together to create unique programs or program spaces within the new St. Frances Cree Bilingual School to support the processes of reconciliation, language and cultural revitalization, and community collaboration.  The project components will focus on dramatic arts, music and performance and production technologies.  The Arts fosters students' imagination, creativity and problem solving, enhancing students' ability to innovate and collaborate.
 
A beautiful program was prepared with Elder, Shirley Arcand doing the prayer and Elmer Tootoosis drumming while Candace and Adam Merasty danced.  A beautiful gift of a handmade blanket was presented to the club acknowledging this new collaboration.
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Year in Review 

With the Rotary year coming to a close, see what our club has accomplished in the 2020-21 year under the guidance of President Lorne Braithwaite. Click here to learn more!
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Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt Wrap Up

46 teams participated in the club's Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt April 4, 2021.  There was also 98 bags of chocolate given out.  Thank you to everyone that participated, donated and sponsored the event.  The club raised $2000 towards breakfast programs in the community.  Here is a list of all the lucky winners.
 
Nutana Rotary Club prize - a year family pass to Saskatoon Forestry Farm and Zoo - Neumeyer Family
Escape Manor - Gift Certificate for 2 - A. Maille
Youth Farm Corn Maze & Petting Zoo - Gift Certificate for $50 for the corn maze - J. Shingoose
Saskatoon Indian Metis and Friendship Centre - $100 Gift card for Save-on-Foods - J. Laross
Saskatoon Indian Metis and Friendship Centre - Covid Mask (5) - A. Boehm, S. Brandt, J. Dueck, C. Machiskinic, K. Street
Jurassic Park - 2 Laser Tag Passes - A. Wood
Nutrien Wonderhub - 6 person family pass  C. Zhao
Janna Dutton/Tim Hortons (franchisee owner) - 20 Tim Hortons gift cards for $10 each - E. Ballantyne, E. Bokshowan, A. Collins x 2, A. Dhaliwal, J. Falastein, Z. Fellner, S. Floer, S. Hirschfeld, A. Klassen, A. LePage, C. Machiskinic, J. Meier, C. Neumeyer, F. Palacious, J. Phillips, S. Ross, J. Shingoose, D. Stefiuk and  S. Trapp
 
The Neumeyer Family - Winners of the Saskatoon Nutana Rotary year family pass to the Saskatoon Forestry Farm and Zoo  (for more pictures visit our photo album)
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EASTER EGG SCAVENGER HUNT APRIL 4, 2021

 
The Saskatoon Nutana Rotary Club will be holding a city wide Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt on April 4, 2021.  Fun for family and friends of all ages.  All proceeds will go towards breakfast programs within the community.  The Scavenger Hunt will run 12 pm to 4 pm with final prize draws at 4:30.  Get safely out of the house with the family and friends and have some fun with a chance to win great prizes.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.  Registration closes April 1, 2021.  View a list of Sponsor prizes here.
 
 
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Enchanted Forest

From November 19th, 2020 to January 9th, 2021 members of our club (and a few friends) have volunteered to work the entrance booth at The Enchanted Forest.  It is our 5th season there and we are happy to see many people taking part in this great fundraiser for The Zoo Foundation and The Hospital Foundation.  With this being a safe family event, we are happy to see thousands of people out to view the lights and support the community.  Our club is thankful to take part in such a worthwhile event in the community.
 
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Food Bank Christmas Auctions

In December we held on online auction through McDougall Auctions.  Rotarians donated new and regifted items to raise money.  On our last zoom Rotary meeting in December, board members purchased small gifts that were auctioned off to the members.  These two auctions, together with further monetary donations from the members, plus our annual giving, allowed us to donate a total of $4,000 to the Saskatoon Food Bank.  This is a significant gift in a great time of need!
Food Bank Christmas Auctions Candace Odishaw 2020-12-29 06:00:00Z 0

Oskayak Scholarships

In 2020, our club gave out $1000 in scholarships to Oskayak students for the 2019-2020 year.  Pictured below are Serenity Obey who received a $500 scholarship for continuing education and Zachary Whitehawk who received a $250 merit scholarship.  Lauren Kennedy was our final $250 merit scholarship recipient.  (no picture).  Congratulations to all three of you.
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Scavenger Hunt Winners!

 
 President Candace Odishaw, left, with first prize winners Brenda Dahlby and family.
 
  President Candace with second place winner Lucie Blackburn, right, and Shirley Blackburn
 
  President Candace with third prize winners Anna, Evalina, Trinity and Mike Maille
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana thanks all who participated in the club's first ever Scavenger Hunt on June 21.  Participants had fun while following clues that led to 10 of the city's historic attractions. The winners are as follows:
 
1st - Brenda Dahlby and family won the Traeger BBQ and pellets, courtesy of Battleford Furniture.
2nd - Lucie Blackburn won the $200 gift card courtesy of Taverna Restaurant
3rd - Anna, Evalina, Trinity and Mike Maille won the $100 gift card from Venice House
 
The club raised over $1,400 to support its work with community initiatives such as the Food Bank, Read Saskatoon, Saskatoon Indian & Metis Friendship Centre food program and St. Frances Cree Bilingual School literacy program. 
Thanks to all who participated and for the prize sponsors for helping make this a success.
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Scavenger Hunt June 21, 2020!

 Click here for rules and registration details.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana will be holding a city wide Scavenger Hunt on June 21, 2020.  Fun for family and friends of all ages.  All entries will have the chance to win a Traeger Tailgater Barbeque courtesy of Battleford Furniture, just in time for Father’s Day.  All proceeds to The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana to support community initiatives such as the Food Bank, Read Saskatoon, Saskatoon Indian & Metis Friendship Centre food program and St. Frances Cree Bilingual School literacy program.

The Scavenger Hunt will run all day, but does not have to be completed in any particular order or by any certain time.  We are encouraging social distancing by providing all clues accessible by vehicle.
Get out of the house, learn a little about historical locations in Saskatoon, have some fun and have a chance to win some great prizes.
 
 
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Saskatoon Rotary Ribfest 2020 Cancelled
 

It is with great regret that we advise that the 8th annual Saskatoon RibFest, organized by The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana, will be cancelled for this year.  The event was scheduled for July 31st – Aug. 3, 2020.
We support initiatives that reduce the impact the Covid 19 pandemic continues to have on our city and province and, with still so much uncertainty at this time, we feel it is best to postpone Ribfest until 2021.
 
If you have any other questions, please feel  free to contact me.  Thank you,
 
Candace Odishaw
President of Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana
306-914-1190
giverny@hotmail.com
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19,000 Visit Saskatoon Rotary RibFest 2019

An estimated 19,000 patrons attended the seventh annual Saskatoon Rotary RibFest, held August 2-5, 2019 at Diefenbaker Park in Saskatoon. RibFest is organized by the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana. RibFest Chair Boris Kishchuk thanked the ribbers, other vendors, entertainers, volunteers, sponsors and all the people who attended the event for making RibFest a great success again this year.
 
Boss Hog's BBQ of London, Ont. won the Peoples' Choice award while Gator BBQ of Port Dover, Ont. won the Judges' Choice award. The judges on the panel were Angela Wallman, Lindsay Wallman, Chris Carr, Grant Giesbrecht and Kevin Hobbs. The 50/50 prize totalled $9,237.50 (total amount collected was $18,475). The winning ticket number of RF2-095966 was held by Craig Lindsay of Saskatoon. The door prize of a dinner and show for two at Dakota Dunes Casino was won by Curtis Isackson of Martensville.
 
RibFest offered four days of delicious ribs barbecued by some of Canada’s top ribbers, live entertainment, plus a kids’ fun area, food and craft vendors, beer garden, 50/50 draw and more. Admission and entertainment were free. Funds raised through Ribfest support the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana's community projects in the areas of youth, First Nations, literacy and education. Visit http://www.saskatoonribfest.com for more information.
 
The eighth annual Saskatoon Ribfest will be held July 31-August 3, 2020.
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Nobel Peace Laureates Recognized

We gathered under cool but dry conditions on September 24, 2019  to dedicate the 11th brick placed in the Peace Plaza at Rotary Park to honor past winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Sponsored by McDougall Gauley LLP, this year's brick recognized Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 in recognition of their work in the area of human rights. Students from St. Anne Inquiry School conducted the program and made inspiring presentations about the work of the three women. District Governor Fred Wright spoke of Rotary's efforts in peace and conflict resolution and encouraged participation in the Adventure in Human Rights program in Winnipeg. 

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New Satellite Club Begins Operations

On January 31, 2020 the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana University, a satellite club of the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana, officially began operations. The first 12 members of the satellite club were inducted. A 13th member could not attend and will be inducted at a later date. All the members are graduate students at the University of Saskatchewan and come from 10 different countries. The club meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month, beginning at 12:15 p.m., at the GSA Commons (formerly the College of Emmanuel and St.Chad) on the University of Saskatchewan Campus.

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19,000 Visit Saskatoon Rotary RibFest

An estimated 19,000 patrons attended the sixth annual Saskatoon Rotary RibFest, held August 3-6 at Diefenbaker Park in Saskatoon. The total was down slightly from the record of  21,000 set in 2015.
 
RibFest is organized by the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana. RibFest Chair Boris Kishchuk thanked the ribbers, other vendors, entertainers, volunteers, sponsors and all the people who attended the event for making RibFest a great success again this year.
 
 “The crowds were fantastic, especially considering that we had some rain on Saturday," said Kishchuk. "It shows how much people love coming to RibFest."
 
Prairie Smoke and Spice of Regina won the Peoples' Choice award while Smoke and Bones BBQ of Vancouver won the Judges' Choice award. The judges on the panel were Grant Devine, Chantal Devine, Darwin Hodges, Jeri Hodges, Tom Kishchuk and Lynne MacGillivray.
 
The 50/50 prize totalled $7,555. The winning ticket number of RF2-017748 was held by Kevin Hobbs.
 
RibFest offered four days of delicious ribs barbecued by some of Canada’s top ribbers, live entertainment, plus a kids’ fun area, food and craft vendors, beer garden, 50/50 draw and more. Admission and entertainment were free. Funds raised through Ribfest support the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana's community projects in the areas of youth, First Nations, literacy and education. Visit http://www.saskatoonribfest.com for more information.
 
The seventh annual Saskatoon Ribfest will be held August 2-5, 2019.
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More than 20,000 Attend 2017 Rotary RibFest

20,500 hungry visitors attended the fifth annual Saskatoon Rotary RibFest, held August 4-7 at Diefenbaker Park in Saskatoon. Boss Hog's BBQ of London, Ont. won the Peoples' Choice award while Prairie Smoke and Spice of Regina won the Judges' Choice award.  he 50/50 prize totalled $8,682.50. The winning ticket number was RF2-132046. The sixth annual Saskatoon Ribfest will be held August 3-6, 2018.
 
 
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Saskatoon Rotary RibFest August 4-7, 2017

Saskatoon Rotary RibFest will be held on the August long weekend, August 4-7, 2017, at Diefenbaker Park in Saskatoon. There will be fun and games for the whole family and, above all, mouth watering ribs and other tasty treats. Admission is free but donations to support the work of Rotary in the community are greatly appreciated, For details, visit http://saskatoonribfest.com/.
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Ribfest Sets Attendance Record!

Saskatoon Ribfest is pleased to announce that almost 21,000 people entered the Ribfest grounds at Diefenbaker Park over the long weekend from July 31 to August 3, 2015.
 
“We have seen our attendance grow from about 14,000 in the first year to 16,000 last year and to almost 21,000 this year, said Ribfest Chair Boris Kishchuk. "It is clear that people love ribs and are including Ribfest on their summer calendars. We express thanks to the ribbers, other vendors, entertainers, volunteers, sponsors and especially all the people who came to Ribfest for the successful result.”
 
Boss Hog’s was the winner of the People’s Choice Award. The winner of the 50/50 draw was Al Curtis of Saskatoon. 
 
Ribfest offered four days of delicious ribs barbecued by some of Canada’s top ribbers, live entertainment, plus a kids’ fun area, food and craft vendors, beer garden, 50/50 draw and more. Admission and entertainment were free. Ribfest is organized by the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana working with the Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Saskatoon.  Funds raised through Ribfest will support local and international projects. Visit http://www.saskatoonribfest.com for more information.
 
The fourth annual Saskatoon Ribfest will be held July 29-August 1, 2016 at Diefenbaker Park in Saskatoon.
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They don't do this in Mexico

Rotary Exchange Student Aldo Jacome of Mexico uses a snowblower to clear snow following a recent blizzard in Saskatoon.
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SASKATOON RIBFEST 2014

Posted by Darren Williams on Jul 27, 2014
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RibFest is back, bigger and better with 5 professional Ribbers serving up delicious BBQ Ribs. Things kick off this Friday, Aug 1 @ 4:00 pm and run until Monday, Aug 4 until 8:00 pm at Diefenbaker Park

For more information visit www.saskatoonribfest.com

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SASKATOON RIBFEST

Posted by Darren Williams on Jul 07, 2013
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RibFest is a four-day family event that will offer great food, live entertainment, champion rib vendors from across Canada, professional barbecue competition, kids’ fun area, food and craft vendors and a beer gardens. Admission is FREE so come on over to Diefenbaker Park on August 2 to 5th and enjoy some great ribs and entertainment.

For further information vist www.saskatoonribfest.com 

Saskatoon RibFest is organized by the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana in partnership with Big Brother Big Sisters of Saskatoon and the SK BBQ Association

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WET FINISH TO ROTARY RIVER DUCK DERBY - Presented by Conexus Credit Union

Posted by Darren Williams on Jul 16, 2012
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This years Duck Derby took place on Sunday, July 15 during the River Lights Festival. Unfortunately rain cancelled most of the days events other than the JetSki competition and the duck derby and with a fast river it was a quick race. All winners are posted below and will also be notified by phone.

A big thank you to our main sponsor, Conexus Credit Union for their continued support. This years derby raised $ 4,000.00 and all proceeds will be used to support local Rotary youth programs. Thank you to Shearwater Tours for helping us collect the ducks on the river and to The Fishing Hole for providing fishing nets used to scoop the ducks from the river. Over $ 35,000.00 has been raised over the 9 years that we have run the duck derby to support our Rotary Youth programs. Thank you to everyone that purchased a duck and we look forward to your support again next year.    

THE WINNERS ARE:

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HAITI FUNDRAISING DINNER A SUCCESS !!!!

Posted by Darren Williams on Jun 07, 2012

On June 1st, 275 people gathered at the Hilton Garden Inn to support the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana's intiative to reconstruct the Greffin School in Port Au Prince, Haiti that was demolished during the devastating earthquake that struck the island in January 2010. Our special guest speaker was Senator Pamela Wallin who shared her experiences as a journalist, a public servant and growing up in Saskatchewan. Ian Van Norman, a former member of Nutana Rotary and our partner on this project thru his own charitable foundation gave a picture presentation on the reconstruction of the school and their future plans. Peter Eyvindson, another former club member entertained us with an inspriring childrens' story.     

Almost $ 30,000.00 was raised to support our total committment of 100k and we would like to thank all those that attended and those that made in-kind financial contributions.

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Senator Wallin, with Rotarians Dorothy, Bill & Boris 

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2012 ROTARY RIVER DUCK DERBY - Presented by Conexus Credit Union

Posted by Darren Williams on May 24, 2012
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The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana will be holding their Rotary River Duck Derby on Sunday, July 15 in conjuction with the River Lights Festival being held that weekend at River Landing. 1000 rubber ducks will be dropped from the top of the Idywyld Freeway Bridge at approximately 4pm on Sunday and float towards the finish line in front of the Traffic Bridge. The first 10 ducks that cross the finish line will win a total of $ 2000.00 with a first prize of $ 500.00.

Conexus Credit Union is the presenting sponsor, tickets are $ 5.00 each and are available at both Saskatoon branches (Circle Drive East and at Preston & 8th St. E.) Tickets can also be purchased from Nutana Rotary members or at our booth that will be setup at River Landing during the River Lights Festival taking place from July 13 to 15.

All proceeds from the duck derby support Nutana Rotary's local youth projects that include; Oskayak H.S. schorlarships, adventure and leadership camps and the Restotative Action Program in Saskatoon High Schools. 
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Dinner to Raise Funds for Greffin School in Haiti

Posted by Darren Williams on Mar 28, 2012

The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana will sponsor a fundraising dinner on June 1 to raise money for Greffin School near Port au Prince, Haiti.

The dinner will be held at the Hilton Garden Hotel in Saskatoon. Guest speaker will be Senator Pamela Wallin. Tickets are $125 and include a $75 charitable receipt. To purchase tickets, please contact Walt Pawlovich at 373-6621.

Please help support this project by attending the fundraising dinner and/or by making a donation to the Nutana Rotary Haiti Education Fund.

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Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Posted by Darren Williams on Feb 01, 2012

Nutana Rotarians particpated in 4 dinners in January; thanks to Scott's and Blackburn's who hosted on the 14 and MacGillivray's and Williams who hosted on the 21.

Wonderful fellowship and food were enjoyed by all and some pictures can be viewed in the Photo Album section.

Bob & Janet MacGillivray hosted a "Robbie Burns" dinner and guests sampled some haggis and other scottish treats. Bob celebrated by "Toasting the Haggis" so enjoy the attached video  

 

 

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ROTARY RIVER DUCK DERBY

Posted by Darren Williams on Aug 08, 2011

The Nutana Rotary River Duck Derby sponsored by Conexus Credit Union was held on August 7, 2011 at 4pm in River Landing during the "River Lights" event.  The duck derby raised $4,800.00 to support the local youth projects of the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana.

THANK YOU TO CONEXUS CREDIT UNION AND ALL THOSE THAT PURCHASED A DUCK.

 

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2011 SASKATOON DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL

Posted by Darren Williams on Jul 25, 2011
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The 2011 Saskatoon Dragon Boat Festival was another great success with over 70k raised by teams to support ongoing research and education for The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Saskatchewan. The event also raised approx 25k to support the local and international service projects that the Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana is involved in.

 

THANK YOU TO ALL THE TEAMS AND SPONSORS

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THE SCARIEST CLUB MEETING EVER!!!!!

Posted by Darren Williams

Nutana Rotarians got into the Halloween spirit by dressing in their favorite costume. We were greeted & scared at the door by these two characters, GhostFace & RedFace which everyone agreed had the best costumes. Stan "Father" Garchinski had his tickle trunk with him and handed out numerous hats to many and for some it was an improvement. Lots of fun was had as each table got to draw their best pumpkin face, voted for the best costume, sang some Halloween songs, told their favorite halloween story and we even raised a few dollars for "End Polio".

Thanks to Betty-Ann, Karen, Eileen, Dorothy, Walt and Stan for organizing a fun and memorable event. Check out the "SpookTacular" Photo Album on the left side of the webpage for some more memorable pictures. WELL DONE EVERYONE!!!!  

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Nutana Rotary Club Supports School Reconstruction in Haiti

Posted by Dorothy Hudson

Nutana Rotary Club Supports School Reconstruction in Haiti

 

The Rotary Club of Saskatoon Nutana is working with the Van Norman Charitable Foundation in the reconstruction of an elementary school in Haiti that was destroyed during the earthquake that occurred in January 2010.

 

Nutana Rotary has committed to fund the reconstruction of the school in the amount of $100,000 over the next five years. The Van Norman Charitable Foundation has agreed to match Rotary’s contribution by funding the costs of school children that attend the “Rotary”school.  Governments publicly fund only about ten percent of elementary schools in Haiti.

 

The reconstructed school is located on the outskirts of Port au Prince and consists of four classroom, a kitchen, cafeteria and office areas. The school reconstruction was carried out by Free Methodist Church volunteers from Canada and the United States working with local construction workers. Reconstruction started in the fall of 2010 and was completed in the spring of 2011. Teaching staff at the school is recruited and monitored by Compassion Canada. The school is open to all children and there are no restrictions on school attendance.

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Reach Within to Embrace Humanity

Posted by Dorothy Hudson
 
On July 1 a new Rotary year is set to begin, and with it a fresh slate of leaders who take over at the club, district, and international level. We
welcome Eva Vida from the Rotary Club of Winnipeg as our District Governor for 2011-2012.
Kalyan Banerjee, of the Rotary Club of Vapi, Gujarat, India, is Rotary's 101st president. This year the RI President is asking Rotarians to Reach Within to Embrace Humanity during the 2011-12 Rotary year. "In order to achieve anything in this world, a person has to use all the resources he can draw on. And the only place to start is with ourselves and within ourselves."
RI President Kalyan believes that Rotary's strengths include its ability to attract leaders from different vocations around the world as well as its role in promoting peace. "My goal is for Rotary to become the preferred organization for today's generation to join and participate in to make the world better, safer and happier" he said in a recent Interview.
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