Stories
Wonderful Snowy Day for Lakehead Rotary
What a wonderful  blustery snowy day it is for Lakehead Rotary despite the wish for an early spring! Lakehead Rotary members gathered at the Valhalla Inn, SKAL lounge for today's meeting. Gail Brescia opened the meeting by welcoming all club members present. Paul provided club members with an overview of the boil water advisory situation on First Nation Reserves and spoke about how one reserve Northwest Angle 33 will complete a project worth $12.2 million to provide fresh water to the community of 200 people. The community has been under a boil water advisory for 5 years. Paul noted that the federal government has committed to upgrading water systems and eliminating the need for bottled water on reserve for approximately 50 First Nation reserves by 2021. It is hopeful that progress towards that goal will be achieved.
 
Gail Brescia then welcomed Kerry Wirkkunen who presented information to club members on CAA. 
Meditative Moments
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation works with Rotary to Eradicate Polio.
In the March issue of  The Rotarian, you can find a short interview with Bill Gates.  The article discusses the reasons the Foundation decided to work with Rotary, and provides some history of the success of polio eradication over the years.  The Gates Foundation matches Rotary Funding 2-to-1, and recently announced that they will continue the funds matching through 2023.  
"In November, government and philanthropic leaders from around the world gathered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to affirm their commitment to eradicating polio and announced $2.6 billion to help fund the Global Polio Eradication Initiative's Polio Endgame Strategy.  Rotary pledged to continue raising $50 million annually."
With the efforts of both organizations, this adds up to $150 million each year.  
You can donate individually at rotary.org/donate.
You could also attend the Rotary Anniversary Dinner to be held this Saturday at the DaVinci Centre.  All proceeds are donated to Polio Plus.
United Way 2020 Campaign
 
Our guest speaker for our meeting on January 30, 2020 was Albert Brule, the CEO of United Way Thunder Bay.  We have always known the United Way as an umbrella fundraising organization, but what do we know about the impact the United Way has on our community.  Albert introduced us to the new 2020 Campaign - #UNIGNORABLE.  The goal of the campaign is to eliminate poverty in Thunder Bay.  This may sound like an ambitious goal, but every small win moves us closer to that goal.
 
 
#UNIGNORABLE will address hunger, domestic violence, homelessness and education inequality.  We need to raise awareness, start the conversation and take action.  Working collaboratively with other community organizations, the United Way will strive to "address the root causes of poverty; alleviate the debilitating effects of poverty on the most vulnerable people; focus attention on building an inclusive and connected community; and support children and youth to succeed.  Together we can make great things happen.
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Stories
Wonderful Snowy Day for Lakehead Rotary
What a wonderful  blustery snowy day it is for Lakehead Rotary despite the wish for an early spring! Lakehead Rotary members gathered at the Valhalla Inn, SKAL lounge for today's meeting. Gail Brescia opened the meeting by welcoming all club members present. Paul provided club members with an overview of the boil water advisory situation on First Nation Reserves and spoke about how one reserve Northwest Angle 33 will complete a project worth $12.2 million to provide fresh water to the community of 200 people. The community has been under a boil water advisory for 5 years. Paul noted that the federal government has committed to upgrading water systems and eliminating the need for bottled water on reserve for approximately 50 First Nation reserves by 2021. It is hopeful that progress towards that goal will be achieved.
 
Gail Brescia then welcomed Kerry Wirkkunen who presented information to club members on CAA. 
Meditative Moments
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation works with Rotary to Eradicate Polio.
In the March issue of  The Rotarian, you can find a short interview with Bill Gates.  The article discusses the reasons the Foundation decided to work with Rotary, and provides some history of the success of polio eradication over the years.  The Gates Foundation matches Rotary Funding 2-to-1, and recently announced that they will continue the funds matching through 2023.  
"In November, government and philanthropic leaders from around the world gathered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to affirm their commitment to eradicating polio and announced $2.6 billion to help fund the Global Polio Eradication Initiative's Polio Endgame Strategy.  Rotary pledged to continue raising $50 million annually."
With the efforts of both organizations, this adds up to $150 million each year.  
You can donate individually at rotary.org/donate.
You could also attend the Rotary Anniversary Dinner to be held this Saturday at the DaVinci Centre.  All proceeds are donated to Polio Plus.
United Way 2020 Campaign
 
Our guest speaker for our meeting on January 30, 2020 was Albert Brule, the CEO of United Way Thunder Bay.  We have always known the United Way as an umbrella fundraising organization, but what do we know about the impact the United Way has on our community.  Albert introduced us to the new 2020 Campaign - #UNIGNORABLE.  The goal of the campaign is to eliminate poverty in Thunder Bay.  This may sound like an ambitious goal, but every small win moves us closer to that goal.
 
 
#UNIGNORABLE will address hunger, domestic violence, homelessness and education inequality.  We need to raise awareness, start the conversation and take action.  Working collaboratively with other community organizations, the United Way will strive to "address the root causes of poverty; alleviate the debilitating effects of poverty on the most vulnerable people; focus attention on building an inclusive and connected community; and support children and youth to succeed.  Together we can make great things happen.
Read more...
Stories
Wonderful Snowy Day for Lakehead Rotary
What a wonderful  blustery snowy day it is for Lakehead Rotary despite the wish for an early spring! Lakehead Rotary members gathered at the Valhalla Inn, SKAL lounge for today's meeting. Gail Brescia opened the meeting by welcoming all club members present. Paul provided club members with an overview of the boil water advisory situation on First Nation Reserves and spoke about how one reserve Northwest Angle 33 will complete a project worth $12.2 million to provide fresh water to the community of 200 people. The community has been under a boil water advisory for 5 years. Paul noted that the federal government has committed to upgrading water systems and eliminating the need for bottled water on reserve for approximately 50 First Nation reserves by 2021. It is hopeful that progress towards that goal will be achieved.
 
Gail Brescia then welcomed Kerry Wirkkunen who presented information to club members on CAA. 
Meditative Moments
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation works with Rotary to Eradicate Polio.
In the March issue of  The Rotarian, you can find a short interview with Bill Gates.  The article discusses the reasons the Foundation decided to work with Rotary, and provides some history of the success of polio eradication over the years.  The Gates Foundation matches Rotary Funding 2-to-1, and recently announced that they will continue the funds matching through 2023.  
"In November, government and philanthropic leaders from around the world gathered in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to affirm their commitment to eradicating polio and announced $2.6 billion to help fund the Global Polio Eradication Initiative's Polio Endgame Strategy.  Rotary pledged to continue raising $50 million annually."
With the efforts of both organizations, this adds up to $150 million each year.  
You can donate individually at rotary.org/donate.
You could also attend the Rotary Anniversary Dinner to be held this Saturday at the DaVinci Centre.  All proceeds are donated to Polio Plus.
United Way 2020 Campaign
 
Our guest speaker for our meeting on January 30, 2020 was Albert Brule, the CEO of United Way Thunder Bay.  We have always known the United Way as an umbrella fundraising organization, but what do we know about the impact the United Way has on our community.  Albert introduced us to the new 2020 Campaign - #UNIGNORABLE.  The goal of the campaign is to eliminate poverty in Thunder Bay.  This may sound like an ambitious goal, but every small win moves us closer to that goal.
 
 
#UNIGNORABLE will address hunger, domestic violence, homelessness and education inequality.  We need to raise awareness, start the conversation and take action.  Working collaboratively with other community organizations, the United Way will strive to "address the root causes of poverty; alleviate the debilitating effects of poverty on the most vulnerable people; focus attention on building an inclusive and connected community; and support children and youth to succeed.  Together we can make great things happen.
Read more...
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Lakehead Rotary
Engaging Thunder Bay in Rotary
We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Valhalla Inn [ask front desk for room location]
1 Valhalla Inn Road
Thunder Bay, ON P7E6J1
Canada
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Member Birthdays
Brian Brescia
June 11
 
Ken Boshcoff
June 20
 
Wayne Robinson
June 28
 
Join Date
Sandy Lychowyd
June 1, 1996
24 years
 
Allan Kozlo
June 15, 1999
21 years
 
Kevin Haynen
June 30, 2016
4 years
 
Russell Hampton
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