Meeting Summary - April 20, 2015
Speakers:          Dick and Donna Arie
Topic:               Texas 4000 for Cancer
Introduced by:   Rotarian Don Whiting
Thanked by:      Rotarian Chris Benoit
Our speakers today were Dick and Donna Arie, long time residents of Lloydminster and staunch volunteers in the Cancer Society.   Today's presentation covered the following:
Who:    A group of young, athletic cyclists from the US of A biking over 4,700 miles in aid of Cancer awareness.
What:  Texas 4000 for Cancer hosts the longest annual charity bike ride in the world,leading 45 cyclists from Austin      Texas to Anchorage Alaska to raise money and awareness for the fight against cancer.  This trip is to be done in 70 days with an average ride each day of 70 miles with each rider expected to raise $4,500.  To date, Texas has raised over 4M.  Every 7-8 days each rider takes on "SAG" duty and drives a vehicle in lieu of biking.  This provides an opportunity for them to rest their muscles and prepare for the following day. 
When:  A group of 26 will be riding through Lloydminster on July 13, 2015
Dick was asking if the Lloydminster Rotary would host this group of young people by way of a supper at the Legion Hall.  The Border City Rotary club will be providing their breakfast.
WELCOME :  President Richard welcomed two new Rotarians to the club today.  
Rawrie Bullock, proposed by Khurston Bullock;  Classification- Retail.    Rawrie is Manager of Fabuton Salons
Tara Ferguson, proposed by Paul Richer;  Classification:  Financial Services.  Tara is Bank Manager at the 18th Street Crossing Servus Branch.
PRESENTATION - President Richard made a $3,000.00 donation to Wendy Plandowski of the Lloydminster Region Health Foundation.  These funds will be used to purchase three AED's and placed at locations in the community selected by the club.
AUCTION GIFT - Donated by John Kavanagh and won by our guest Dick Arie.
1st Prize - Richelle Kube - ticket sold by Jason Whiting
2nd Prize - Tannis Boissonnault ticket sold by Glenda Elkow
3rd Prize - Richard Wack - ticket sold by Don Whiting
SERGEANT AT ARMS - Bob Little used some levity and raised a few dollars for the kitty.
LOSTERFEST TICKETS - are still available.  Sales are slower this year and there are approximately 150 tickets left to sell.
ONE HOUR A WEEK - Paul DuVal was pleased to report on the success of the 'One Hour a Week' program which affords Rotarians an opportunity to become involved in local community endeavors.  At present,several Rotarians are involved with Meals on Wheels and thoroughly enjoying this program.  We could still use more volunteers.   Also, the Interval Home is looking for some 'strong arms' that would do pick-up service on Thursday evenings of furniture or heavier items to help with their stocking operations.  This would take about 1 1/2 hour s of your time, so if anyone is interested please give Paul a call.
PROGRAM NEXT WEEK - Delaney Bruneau, our exchange student from Lloydminster, who went to Pollard last year and suffered a severe accident while overseas.  Delaney will speak to us on what happened and how her recovery is progressing.
That's all for this week
Yours in Rotary