Stories from our Club
Wendy McDonald, COO of Inclusion Alberta and former President of the Rotary Club of Edmonton Mayfield spoke February 5th on the creation of the Rotary Employment Partnership in 2001.  Her goal, along with Bruce Uditsky of Inclusion Alberta, was to open minds and hearts and create employment opportunities for all community members.
 
Over 800 jobs have been created with 96 in Lloydminster.  Jobs provide a person an identity and life outside their home and increases income on average by 44% for people with developmental disabilities. Local Rotarians Glen Fagnan and Robin Action were lauded for their efforts in starting the local program.
 
 
 
Avery Outreach School principal Rob Merrilees (right) students Amelia and Mytchell along with Rhonda Schwenk visited the January 29th meeting.  Rob told Rotarians how the annual scholarship supports a variety of student programs including first aid and other job readiness programs

Legacy Grant
Funding Announcement


The Rotary Club of Lloydminster is now accepting applications for the 2024 Legacy Grant Project.

Rotary has an impact in communities around the world and we are starting 2024 by working to create an impact in Lloydminster.  

A special one-time grant of $75,000 is now available to a local organization for a transformational projects that will have a great impact on our community. 
 
Information including an application form and detailed instructions is available in Word or PDF format
 
2024 Dream Vacation tickets are now available from Rotary Club of Lloydminster members.  Priced at $100 tickets give you a chance at a monthly vacation prize. Trips range from a 6 night family of 4 trip to the Waterpark Capital of the US to a 3 night romantic stay at the Jasper Park Lodge
 
For further information see the reverse of this year's ticket
 
 
We welcomed former club member Albert Jimmy, Health Director for Onion Lake First Nation to our Monday meeting.  He and Associate Director Lori Worthing led us through an overview of all the elements that make up the wellness focused approach offered by the Nation to its over 6,000 members.
 
For details see their website at http://www.onionlakehealth.org
Club President Mike Sidoryk presents a cheque for $1,500 to Crystal Miller to help with local indigenous programs. 
Amanda Williams,  president of Border Paws (formerly the Lloydminster SPCA) spoke to the club January 8 about their new location and the almost 1,200 animals they shelter each year.
Where does the money raised for international projects go?  In a recent case it was used to build a school upon a mountain
 
It's a standard two-room elementary school in Sitio Matagbak, Canlaon City, Negros Oriental state in the Philippines. A joint project of the Rotary Club of Lloydminster and the Rotary Club of Metro Valenzuela it opened in the fall of 2022.  Cutting the ribbon was former Lloydminsterite Sid Palmer, a Rotarian and past president of the Philippines club. 
 
To learn more click here to read an article from the September 2023 issue of Philippine Rotary
Lloydminster area resident Alana Leach cheerfully admits that she and her husband Doug are "a lion short of a petting zoo" on their farm south of Kitscoty.
 

One Day. One Focus:  Ending Polio

World Polio Day is a time for Rotary members, public health advocates, and all who want a world free from polio to come together, recognize our progress in the fight to end polio, and talk about the actions we need to take in order to end polio for good.

 
 
All donations are matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, tripling your impact!    
 
Holy Rosary High School media teacher Skye Ferguson presented on her efforts to have student projects viewed in the community at our August 14 meeting.  She spoke to the quality and creativity of students and their success at provincial and national trade competitions. Skye showed us how festivals, competitions and work in the community helped expose their work and achieve goals.  Rotarian Wendy Plandowski seconded her comments, introducing Cierra, an technology intern working with her, who had been a national competitor and student of Ms. Ferguson
 
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