Rhea's Rotary Rambles
In Atlanta at RI Convention 2017, I joined the International Fellowship of Bird Watching.”How could I not, with the bird name Rhea”. In Toronto I went to the IFBR business meeting chaired by Rotarian Julie West President of the IFBR and meet other Fellowship Rotarians from all over the world ( Netherlands, Australia,Norway, Uganda, USA and Canada.There was a field trip on June 28th focusing on ‘ The Osprey’. I was not able to attend but had my own Osprey tour in Prince Edward County. If any cottager sees an Osprey nest in a dangerous situation it gets reported to Ontario Hydro and they build a platform on top of hydro poles for the birds nesting!I will be taking an unique bird picture etched on wood to place in the IFBR booth at Humberg RI Convention 2019.
Anne Dale, Neil Berg and I arrived at the HOF Fellowship booth  ‘Rotary Means Business’ at the same time. The booth was staffed by Rotarian John Bailey.He shared the philosophy and why RMB is important;
- honors the original focus of Rotary’s Founders: BUSINESS NETWORKNG
The strength it brings to our communities begins and ends with strong businesses working together guided by the 4 Way Test.In the fall, our Club networking group will have Neil Berg come to give us more info and insight into establishing a RMB Fellowship.
I attended a noon meeting at Rotary Club London East ( Ontario )they had a speaker from Diabetes Canada and the Club presented a cheque for $1000.00 to send a student to summer camp held at Woodenden Easter Seals Camp located in London.
Picture Susan Cassan in coming President (L) Carolina Berges out going President ( C ) and me!
DAYS for GIRLS connections
DFG’s is partnered with SOAP for HOPE a caring, community partner. Soap for Hope YYC is located in Airdrie and is a project of the Rotary Club of Ladysmith BC. Anne and I visited their centre and saw how they utilize youth volunteers. SOAP for HOPE is part of Disaster Aid Canada whose mission is to provide and assist in delivering humanitarian aid, shelter, sustainable water systems and hygiene products to people affected by natural and other disasters, or with compelling local need. Michelle Edgar / Director of Donations is currently helping shelters in Airdrie and Calgary and the growing need throughout Alberta Michelle will be invited to speaker at our Club in the fall.
Add text herThe Wawrzyniaks family ( Todd / Krystal, children Connor / Hannah)seek to help ‘Turn Periods into Pathways’ with Days for Girls in Nepal. Krystal ( the mom) has become an Ambassador for Women’s Health. In 2016 Krystal and team hosted a distribution and equipped 60 women with DFG’s kits and practical education in Nepal. The family are planning to move to Nepal for a year and seek to establish a micro-enterprise in Nepal. They are seeking Rotary partners to help them financially accomplish these goals.  
Jul 24, 2018
General Consul of Iceland
Jul 31, 2018
Executive Director - Calgary Pregnancy Care Centre
Aug 07, 2018
Rotary District Governor 5360
Aug 14, 2018
Aug 21, 2018
MRU Professor on Dating Violence
Aug 28, 2018
President Alberta College of Physians and Surgeons
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