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"Service Above Self"

Every Second and Fourth Monday at 6:00 PM
The Selkirk Golf & Country Club
100 Sutherland Ave
Selkirk, MB  R1A 1N7
Canada
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The Rotary Club of Selkirk held a “Special Rotary Club of Selkirk Meeting” on Saturday, April 8, at the Selkirk Golf and Country Club when we celebrated our “80th Anniversary of Service to Humanity” in our community, region and internationally .
 
At the special meeting we celebrated Selkirk Rotary’s contributions to the Triple S Community and highlighted our exciting new major health care project to fundraise for very much needed “Echocardiogram Equipment” for our New Selkirk Regional Hospital.  Our Keynote Speaker for the event was a very dynamic speaker, “Dr. Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair”,
who spoke on his youth growing up in Selkirk and his Rotary experiences in RYLA and his youth exchange in South Africa and what Rotary meant to him.
 
Two Paul Harris Fellows were presented to commemorate our 80th Anniversary.
 
The first was to Rene Gauthier, a tireless community volunteer
who was instrumental in the creation of the Soup Kitchen and the
Homeless Shelter among other community achievements.
 
The second was to Jamie Sinclair to recognize his international
work in reconciliation and human rights.
 
Making the presentations was our president Marcia Bilkoski'
Many other notable figures have been named as Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and Jonas Salk.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hi there Everyone !
 
Here are the five recipients of Rotary Awards for June 2016
 
Grade 12:
Lord Selkirk Regional High School :  Nettie Wallace
Nettie will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science at the U of W with the goal of becoming a children's dentist. One day she hopes to join Dentists Without Borders in order to help others.                 Presenter: Michele Polinuk
 
Grade 9 students:
Lockport Junior High: Grace Wallace  Presenter: Elaine Elliot
 
Walter Whyte: Emma Smith   Presenter: Jean Oliver
 
Ecole Selkirk Junior High: Autumn Kirkham-Jeans     Presenter: Jean Oliver
 
East Selkirk Middle School: Andrew Marsh            Presenter: Kathryn Kunkel 

 
Rhonda is seen presenting our Club's donation to Winnie G at the Children of the Dump Mission in PV during our visit on Jan 18/16.
Very informative and interesting!
Cheers, Ruth
 

 

The members of the Rotary Club of Selkirk extend a warm welcome and invite you to take an active part in the club's service and fellowship activities.

 

Background:

Rotary is a voluntary organization of 1.2 million business and professional leaders united worldwide. Rotary is the world's first volunteer service organization. Clubs are nonpolitical and open to every race, culture, and creed.

 

The Rotary Club of Selkirk was admitted to Rotary International in 1937.

 

Rotary Motto:

Service Above Self

 

Did you know?:

Some of the activities and projects that our Selkirk Club has sponsored locally include: The Skate Park in Selkirk Park, Selkirk Park Swimming Pool, Gordon Howard Senior Centre, and Dialysis Unit Project for Selkirk Hospital, Community swimming pool at the High School, Rotary Manor residence and the Selkirk and District Community Foundation.

 

Meetings:

Our club meets at Benjamin's every Monday at 6 p.m. Our meetings start with a meal, business arising and then a program of interest. Some of the programs take us to various locations in Selkirk and area.

Meetings are planned to end at 7:30 p.m.

 

Financial requirements:

Our meetings have two options; dinner and a 50/50 ticket is $20 or

meeting (no dinner, just coffee/tea and a 50/50) is $5.

 

At meetings you may get "fined" by the Sergeant at Arms. The money from the fine box goes towards a project - either locally or internationally.

 

Membership dues are paid yearly. Current fees are $150 for the year. Other opportunities for individual contributions take place throughout the year, such as The Rotary Foundation, disaster relief and other projects, which are tax deductible.

 

Attendance:

An emphasis in this club is to encourage members to attend as many meetings as possible, while recognizing individual needs and commitments. Meetings can be "made up" all around the world, Gimli, Winnipeg as well as e-club meetings online.

 

How can you be involved?:

For some of the activities and projects we have committees that are created by those with an interest in that area. As a part of the organization, we ask for your areas of interest, strength, or background and we will help find a "spot" for you!

 

An annual event is our Lobsterfest held the last Saturday of May. This is our major fundraiser. We enlist the help of every member, and if they have a partner we ask for their assistance. You will also be assigned "door duty" with another Rotarian approximately once a year

 

What do we do with our money we fundraise?

Approximately 75% of the money we raise will go to local community projects, with 25% supporting International projects. Our current goal is to complete the Skate Park and then start looking at our next "big project" for the community. If you have some ideas, come and join this great service group!

 

New Members  +  New Ideas   =  A Strong Club

 

Thanks for considering Rotary!

 

More information about Rotary can be found at www.rotary.org  

 

Club Officers that you can contact:

President:  Andrew Glassco

President-Elect: Marcia Bilkoski

Secretary: Lesli Malegus

Treasurer:   Ruth Konzelman

 

The United States was in the grip of the Great Depression when Herbert J. Taylor, the newly appointed president of a nearly bankrupt Chicago cookware company, penned what became known as The Four-Way Test. Today, the simple test serves as an ethical compass for Rotarians everywhere.

In 1932, Herbert J. Taylor, believing his employees were in need of an "ethical yardstick," wrote four questions on a small, white piece of paper:  Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

 

Rotarian Jim & Betty Gaynor, the major donors speak at Grand Opening! Rotarians gather at Rotary Bridge!!

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