At last Wednesday's meeting we had 19 Members and 3 guests: Ron Suzuki, Jason Blank and Todd Talbot, a guest of Jim Clarke.


Matthew recited the 4 way test.

Rotary Moment:
Michael Alty told us about his experience as a Rotary exchange student when he lived in South Africa in 2003. He is still reaping benefits from that experience.

1) Olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting coming up on May 11th. There are still a few spots available, please contact Frances to book your spot.
2) Hoop a Thon.  Gary Chomyn kick started our 6 week hoopathon fund raising campaign. He will be sending all of us 3 emails for us to just copy and paste and send to our contacts. The goal is to have 100% participation from our club, you can make a pledge, shoot hoops and gather pledges from friends and family.
We now have a dedicated URL and webpage for the Hoopathon: Click to go to view our page.
Here is the video promoting the hoopathon:
Here is the link if you would like to share it:
3) On Friday May 6 we are invited for  breakfast at the Strathcona Community Centre. Please arrive by 8am. Coffee, tea and breakfast are available by donation.
4) The Rotary Foundation will be having an online webinar on 12 May from 10:00-11:00 CST, join Rotary staff as they share volunteer tips for fundraising, helping your club to do more good around the world in the coming year. Register here:
Guest Speaker -   Our guest speaker today was Ron Suzuki to help us kick off the hoopathon fundraising. Some of the points he mentioned were:
  • Since 2006, our club has raised over 225K for the basketball program.
  • the goal for this years' hoopathon is 15K, Strathcona is aiming to raise an additional 10K
  • The annual cost of the program is 75K
  • We have received a 2K Rotary District Grant which will be used for scholarships and bursaries.
Pic from the meeting:
Important Links:
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: