Welcome Monica Olukosi - Our Newest Member 2024-04-26 06:00:00Z 0
Melfort Rotary Masters Golf Pool WINNERS K Singer 2024-04-18 06:00:00Z 0
2024 District Conference 2024-02-13 06:00:00Z 0

2024 Youth Exchange Sports Weekend

The Rotary Club of Melfort organized and hosted another terrific Rotary District Youth Exchange Sports Weekend.
Students from Venezuela, Brazil, Belgium, Thailand, Ukraine, Germany & Norway
travelled to Melfort from their host clubs in our District for a weekend of sports fun, fellowship and friendship.
 
2024 Youth Exchange Sports Weekend 2024-01-24 06:00:00Z 0
2023 Rotary Carol Festival 2023-11-23 06:00:00Z 0
ESAD 23 - A SUCCESS 2023-11-16 06:00:00Z 0

MELFORT ROTARY - RIPPLE EFFECT

 
 
Glenn Hagel and Marian Kettlewell from the Moose Jaw Rotary Club gratefully recognize the Rotary Club of Melfort for their support of the Ripple Effect school project in Guatemala. Gailmarie Anderson & Mona Graham accept on behalf of Melfort Rotary.
MELFORT ROTARY - RIPPLE EFFECT 2023-09-22 06:00:00Z 0
ESAD 2023 2023-09-13 06:00:00Z 0

Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

SAVE THE DATE - FRIDAY NOV 10, 2023
Join us for an evening of food, fun, prizes and an opportunity to thank our many community volunteers. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Melfort, tickets and more details will be available soon. Contact us by Message or email info@melfortrotary.org #melfortrotary
Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Ken Singer 2023-07-28 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Canada Day BBQ 2023-06-28 06:00:00Z 0
Disc Golf BBQ 2023-06-13 06:00:00Z 0
Radio Days 2023 2023-01-30 06:00:00Z 0

Melfort Rotary Supports Guides Rally

 

Left to Right:

Rotarians: Ken Singer, Gailmarie Anderson, Darlene Campbell, Brian Cocks

Marley Lok (Brownies), Blakelyn Bear-Ozeroff (Brownies), Kinley Archdekin (Brownies)
 
2nd Row: Olivia Bragg (Pathfinder)
Melfort Rotary Supports Guides Rally Gailmarie Anderson 2023-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
Melfort Rotary Supports Literacy Gailmarie Anderson 2023-01-16 06:00:00Z 0
Carol Festival YouTube Videos 2022-12-08 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Carol Festival 2022-11-26 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Information Night Ken Singer 2022-10-31 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Hiway Signs

New Rotary Hiway Signs

Melfort Rotary "giving you a sign" as you come in to Melfort.
Rotary Hiway Signs 2022-10-19 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary & Salvation Army Help the Homeless

Join us at the Rotary Club of Melfort and the Salvation Army at Melfort Memorial Park Tuesday July 5th from 8 AM to 6 PM as we work together to help the HOMELESS. 
We welcome and appreciate any donations for the homeless including money, clothing, tents, blankets and more. Bring your items to Memorial Park.
The Sask-Tel Pioneers will be hosting a barbecue lunch from 11 AM to 2 PM for just $10 so join us for lunch.
Rotary & Salvation Army Help the Homeless 2022-07-02 06:00:00Z 0
We have a WINNER! 2022-06-20 06:00:00Z 0
Win up to $2,500 2022-06-20 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Week in Melfort 2022-06-20 06:00:00Z 0
Who Wants To Join Rotary? 2022-06-14 06:00:00Z 0
ShelterBox Update from Ukraine Ken Singer 2022-04-11 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary on the RISE Ken Singer 2022-03-30 06:00:00Z 0
75 Day Challenge Raises Almost $25,000 2022-03-28 06:00:00Z 0
Ukraine ShelterBox Mar 2022 2022-03-12 06:00:00Z 0

Telemiracle Rib Dinner

Once again, the Rotary Club of Melfort along with the Melfort Legion are supporting Telemiracle. See details on our poster and get your tickets before we sell out.

Telemiracle Rib Dinner Ken Singer 2022-02-05 06:00:00Z 0
Merry Christmas from Melfort Rotary 2021-12-23 06:00:00Z 0
Thank You Dinner's On Us Raffle Ken Singer 2021-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Dinner's On Us Raffle 2021-11-19 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Action Group for Peace 2021-05-22 06:00:00Z 0
2021 District Conference Awards 2021-05-12 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Summer Sizzle Lottery 2021-05-01 06:00:00Z 0
Come to the Conference Video 2021-03-31 06:00:00Z 0
2021 District Conference Video 2021-03-12 06:00:00Z 0

Conference Prices & Donation

REGISTRATION COST

Rotary Members & Partners                        $50 each
Rotaract & Interact Members                      $0 each
 

VOLUNTEER DONATION

There will be an opportunity to donate to our clubs
Charity of Choice, North East Outreach and Support Services (NEOSS) 
Each year, the club hosting our annual Conference, chooses a local charity as a recipient of any fund raising conducted during the conference. In the past, proceeds from Sgt at Arms fines, raffles, auctions etc. have been donated to a local charity.
Because this year’s event will be virtual, we are asking all registrants to consider making a donation to the Rotary Club of Melfort’s designated local charity, North East Outreach & Support Services known as NEOSS.

East Outreach & Support Services (NEOSS) offers assistance to all people in Northeast Saskatchewan.  Support is given through seven departments: Domestic Violence Shelter, Community Short-Term Receiving Home, Second Stage Housing, Walk-in Counseling, Outreach, Melfort Youth Evolution, and a 24/7 Crisis Line which extends to other provinces and countries. Individuals may access services through NEOSS if they need a safe place, support, advocacy, referrals, someone to talk to, or if they are in crisis.
Conference Prices & Donation 2021-03-10 06:00:00Z 0
2021 District Conference May 13 to 15 2021-02-18 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Radio Days 2021-02-18 06:00:00Z 0
Exchange Student Fanny Billekens Shares her Stories with Rotary Club in Belgium 2020-10-01 06:00:00Z 0
Gordon Liddle Always Remembered 2020-09-30 06:00:00Z 0 #rotaryclubofmelfort #peopleofaction #melfortrotary
Rotary Park is Ready to Play Melfort 2020-06-18 06:00:00Z 0 #rotaryclubofmelfort #peopleofaction #melfortrotary
Watch our Melfort Rotary Video 2020-05-28 06:00:00Z 0 #rotaryclubofmelfort #peopleofaction #melfortrotary
Melfort Rotary Club Recognized With Literacy Award 2020-04-25 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Reminds Everyone to STAY HOME 2020-04-08 06:00:00Z 0
Gantefoer Speaks to Rotary Club of Melfort Michael Oleksyn 2019-12-01 06:00:00Z 0
Two Rotary Exchange Students Bring International Flavor to MUCC Michael Oleksyn - Melfort Journal 2019-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary and Melfort Community Thank Emergency Services Michael Oleksyn - Melfort Journal 2019-10-30 06:00:00Z 0
Gordon Liddle - Service Above Self Ken Singer 2019-10-01 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Sponsors Melfort Library Literacy Program

The Rotary Club of Melfort is proud to sponsor a new initiative called 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program at the Melfort Public Library. This is an established non-profit program throughout the U.S., Alberta, and Ontario. We are the first library in Saskatchewan to offer this program! The program encourages parents to regularly read aloud to their children. By reading just 1 book a night, families can reach the 1000 book goal in 3 years and provide their children essential literacy skills.
Research shows that the most reliable predictor of school success is being read to during early childhood. Reading together from an early age can close the vocabulary gap and prepare children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed. Most importantly, sharing books with kids promotes a lifelong love of books and reading.
The 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program is available to families with kids between 0 - 5 years, up until they start kindergarten. Each child enrolling will be given a book bag and a bookmark. The Rotary Club of Melfort is partnering with the Melfort Public Library to provide this program.

This is the very first registrant in the 1000 books program.  He was excited to get his book bag!
32 kids have registered in the first 3 days so the project is off to a great start.
 
Rotary Sponsors Melfort Library Literacy Program Ken Singer 2018-09-17 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Celebrates Paul Harris Evening Michael Oleksyn 2018-04-05 06:00:00Z 0
2018 Rotary Scholarships - Cumberland College 2018-03-28 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Melfort Supports NEOSS

The Rotary Club of Melfort continues with its support of North East Outreach and Support Services.
At the February 20th Rotary meeting, Club President, Ken Singer presented Louise Schweitzer, Executive Director of NEOSS with a cheque in the amount of $6,000.
 
To date, the Rotary Club of Melfort has donated $22,000 to be used for the Women’s Shelter that serves Melfort and the surrounding area including Nipawin, Tisdale and Hudson Bay.
 
The Rotary Club of Melfort whose motto is “Service Above Self” is dedicated to assist many local initiatives such as NEOSS as well as international projects.
Rotary Club of Melfort Supports NEOSS 2018-02-22 06:00:00Z 0

Louise Schweitzer - Our Newest Rotarian

 
The Rotary Club of Melfort welcomes its newest member, Louise Schweitzer.  Louise is well known to everyone in the area as the Executive Director for North East Outreach & Support Services.
We are delighted to have her join our growing club. Welcome Louise!
Louise Schweitzer - Our Newest Rotarian 2018-02-22 06:00:00Z 0
2018 District Conference May 24-26 in Regina 2018-02-16 06:00:00Z 0
Exchange Student Kelsey Alexander 2018-02-15 06:00:00Z 0

Youth Exchange Presentation - Kelsey Alexander

Kelsey Alexander Shares Her Exchange Experience in Slovakia

 
 
Our club was treated to an entertaining evening and presentation by Youth Exchange Student, Kelsey Alexander who spent last year in Slovakia. 
 
Kelsey who is from Nipawin, had many memories and stories to share with everyone.
Youth Exchange Presentation - Kelsey Alexander 2018-02-13 06:00:00Z 0

2018 Sports Weekend

Another successful Sports Weekend presented by the Rotary Club of Melfort.  Students from allover our district enjoyed fun, fellowship, and lots of activities including skiing, snowboarding, a Mustangs hockey game, maple syrup tasting, and much more.  Always an awesome weekend for all participants, our club and our guests.
2018 Sports Weekend 2018-01-22 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Carol Festival Dec 10 - United Church 2017-11-27 06:00:00Z 0

Mila's Presentation to RC of Melfort

Posted by Ken Singer

Mila Gandra - 2017 Rotary Youth Exchange Student

 
On November 7th, Exchange student, Mila Gandra gave a very entertaining and informative presentation about her homeland, Brazil.  On behalf of all Rotarians, thank you Mila.
It was great to learn more about you and your beautiful country.
Mila's Presentation to RC of Melfort Ken Singer 2017-11-09 06:00:00Z 0
District Governor's Newsletter - Nov 2017 2017-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

RC of Melfort - Challenge 4 Communities

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As you know, our Rotary Club has applied for funding for Rotary Park path improvements through the Newsask Challenge 4 Communities grant.  Part of the process hinges on obtaining votes in favor of our charity over our competitors.  All of the information is on their website:  http://www.cfsask.ca/newsask.
 
Here's what we need each of you to do:
 
If you are a Facebook person:
 
Most importantly, go to the voting link and cast your vote for the Rotary Club of Melfort project!  You can vote once every 24 hours at https://cfsask.ca/newsask/newsask-challenge-for-communities or by clicking HERE. So vote often!
 
NEW ROTARY PARK YOUTUBE VIDEO
To check out our Rotary Park YouTube Video entry in the competition, CLICK HERE.
 
Any questions, let me know. Thanks for your Service Above Self.
RC of Melfort - Challenge 4 Communities 2017-11-07 06:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day - October 24

Rotary members of Melfort and Rotarians around the world thank you for supporting World Polio Day October 24th. The incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent since Rotary and its partners launched the Polio Eradication initiative 30 years ago.   If you would like to donate and join the fight, call Brian at (306) 752-3760.  Thank you from the Rotary Club of Melfort
World Polio Day - October 24 2017-10-18 06:00:00Z 0
District Governor Newsletter - Oct 2017 2017-10-11 06:00:00Z 0

Thank You for Supporting Shelter Box

The Rotary Club of Melfort wishes to thank the many generous donors who visited us at the Melfort Mall last week.  Your donations will go a long way to sending much needed emergency shelter and tools to families robbed of their homes by disaster.  Rotary thanks you for transforming despair against hope.
Thank You for Supporting Shelter Box 2017-09-23 06:00:00Z 0
2017 Rotary Picnic In The Park 2017-08-02 06:00:00Z 0

New Exchange Student from Germany

Posted by Michael Oleksyn

New Exchange Student speaks to Melfort Rotary Club

By Michael Oleksyn, The Journal

Rotary International Youth Exchange Student Nicolas Morath spoke to the Melfort Rotary Club on Tuesday, March 14 at the Salvation Army Church.

Rotary International Youth Exchange Student Nicolas Morath spoke to the Melfort Rotary Club on Tuesday, March 14 at the Salvation Army Church

There is another new Rotary Exchange Student at Melfort and Unit Comprehensive Collegiate. Nicolas Morath, from Germany, gave a presentation on himself to the Melfort Rotary Club on Tuesday evening as he is part of the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program.
Morath has been in Melfort for about a month after spending the first part of his Rotary Exchange in the eastern part of Oregon.
“I lived in the States for six and a half months,” Morath said.
One reason he went on the Rotary Exchange is that he loves to travel.
“Travel is what makes me happy as a person,” he said.
Travel is also a path to personal growth according to Morath.
“What I found is I don’t want to work for someone else in my life. I developed myself as a person. We always say in a year of exchange you rise as a person. Traveling, it just increases my view as a person and it opens your eyes to what is out there. When you grow up somewhere you have your group of people,” he explained.
The new experiences are a large part of it. Morath is going ice fishing for the first time next week, for example.
“Which is like -30 that’s cold. I had never had anything cold and now I am leaving myself when it’s -10 wearing shorts and a t-shirt. In  Germany I would be wearing ski pants. It makes me confident, meeting new people, making new experiences and meeting people and having good talks,” Morath said.
The presentation was also part of that personal growth.
“Like tonight, it makes me more confident as a person.”
Overall, Morath has enjoyed his time in Melfort to this point.
“When I first came here I was kind of shocked because it was really cold. I was freaking out. It was really cold and it was not as big as I expected it to be. I am coming from a small town. Then I met the people and Canadians are so nice. They just welcomed me,” he explained.
Morath is staying with the Robins family from the Salvation Army at this point.
 Though he makes his home on the banks of the Rhine in Germany attends school in Switzerland.
“I can see the Rhine from my window,” he explained.
This happens because there is no international border between the two countries. The school is an IB (International Baccalaureate) League school and also another reason why he is on the exchange.
“It’s an international diploma that you can get at certain schools. There is just a couple of them in the states. It means basically when I finish college. I have the degree at an English speaking university for an entrance test. It’s just a really high diploma that proves your English speaking skills,” he explained.
“I don’t know how common it is in Canada, in Europe it is pretty common. It is just another degree you get,” Morath added.
According to Morath going on something like a Rotary Exchange is recommended for students in IB League schools.
“Everything is going to be taught in English. In order to get the diploma I just need really good English. The reason I went on exchange in North America was to get my diploma,”  Morath said.
New Exchange Student from Germany Michael Oleksyn 2017-03-22 06:00:00Z 0

2017 RADIO DAYS

Thank you to all our advertiser-sponsors for another very successful Radio Days. 
Through our fundraising partners, CJVR and CK750, the Rotary Club of Melfort has raised over $15,000 to be used for community and international Rotary  Projects.
2017 RADIO DAYS Ken Singer 2017-02-07 06:00:00Z 0
2016-17 Melfort Rotary Exchange Student - Amber Sillem Ken Singer 2017-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
2017 Rotary Exchange Student Sports Weekend 2017-01-08 06:00:00Z 0
2016 Rotary Carol Festival Ken Singer 2016-11-22 00:00:00Z 0

Former Exchange Student Visits Melfort Rotary

Posted on Jun 27, 2016

 

Former Exchange Student, Stina Medelius from Sweden, stopped by to visit her "second families" at the Rotary Club of Melfort. 

 

 

Stina spent 2013-2014 in Melfort.  It was so good to see her again.

Former Exchange Student Visits Melfort Rotary Ken Singer 2016-06-28 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Melfort - Co-op Community Spaces Partnership

 

The Rotary Club of Melfort is pleased to announce a partnership with

Co-op Community Spaces in a joint project to provide enhancements to our local Rotary Park.

 
Our Rotary Park is a beautiful green area in the heart of residential Melfort. Our community is growing and there is an influx of young families seeking outdoor recreational opportunities. With the support of our Rotary Club and a commitment of care by the City of Melfort, we can foster greater usage of the park by people of all ages.
 
With the support of a 2016 Co-op Community Spaces grant, we will be refurbishing the pathways in our 8.5 acre park, installing a tot playground structure, and putting in family picnic shelters.
 
In alignment with the City of Melfort’s new brand, Play Melfort, we will be offering a much improved recreational space for everyone to enjoy.
 
In a ceremony held Friday, June 24, 2016 at Rotary Park, we celebrated this new partnership and publicly acknowledged the support of Co-op Community Spaces. Randy Wasserman, the Manager of our local co-op, Prairie North Co-op, was on hand to make the official announcement along with City of Melfort Mayor Lang  and members of the Rotary Club of Melfort.
 
Rotary Club of Melfort - Co-op Community Spaces Partnership Gailmarie Anderson 2016-06-22 00:00:00Z 0

Welcome to Our Newest Members

 

The Rotary Club of Melfort welcomes our newest members:  Robin Miazga and Richelle Rogers

Richelle and Robin were inducted into the Melfort club recently.

 
Pictured left to right:  President Mona Graham; New Member, Richelle Rogers with Sponsor, Don Meier; New Member Robin Miazga with Sponsor, Darlene Campbell
Welcome to Our Newest Members Ken Singer 2016-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Melfort Canada Day Celebrations 2016-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Melfort Canada Day Celebrations 2016-06-13 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Shelter Boxes for Equador

Posted by Ken Singer on Apr 21, 2016

Catastrophic Earthquake Hits Equador

A ShelterBox response team is traveling to Ecuador to carry out assessments following a catastrophic 7.8 magnitude earthquake near the northern town of Muisne.

The devastation has been huge. Streets have cracked and many buildings have collapsed, leaving people homeless and causing thousands of casualties.

The ShelterBox operations team has been monitoring the situation since the earthquake took place on Saturday night, which has so far triggered heavy landslides and more than 130 aftershocks.
Our ShelterBoxes can provide shelter and essential aid, like blankets, solar lights and water filters, for families who have lost their homes and belongings, while shelter kits contain heavy-duty tools and materials to help people rebuild damaged homes and buildings.
 
ROTARY is responding to an URGENT APPEAL FOR SHELTER AND AID TO ECUADOR by raising funds for SHELTERBOX CANADA.  A Shelterbox is a TENT with supplies for purifying water, some food, cooking utensils, blankets, etc. for a family of 10 or more living in a crisis situation.
 
THE NEED FOR SHELTER IS MASSIVE AND SHELTERBOX IS HELPING THE MOST VULNERABLE IN NEED OF WATER, FOOD AND SHELTER.
 
WHATEVER YOU CAN GIVE WILL GO DIRECTLY TO SHELTERBOX CANADA’S EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM.
TAX RECEIPTS CAN BE ISSUED. DONATE NOW! COME TO THE MALL, SEE THE SHELTERBOX. ROTARIANS WILL BE ON HAND TO RECEIVE YOUR MONIES.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT
Brian Cocks @ 306-752-3760 or
Mona Graham @ 306-275-2051
 
Rotary Shelter Boxes for Equador Ken Singer 2016-04-22 00:00:00Z 0

Swiss student experiencing Canada

Posted by Tony Caissie on Jan 09, 2015

Swiss student experiencing Canada

By Greg Wiseman, Journal

 
Swiss student experiencing Canada Tony Caissie 2015-01-10 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club completes their harvest

Posted by Tony Caissie on Sep 29, 2014

Rotary Club completes their harvest

The Rotary Club of Melfort volunteeers were out completing the 2014 Canadian Foodgrains Bank project harvest on Tuesday, September 23 on the outskirts of Melfort at the farm of Wayne Claggett.
The Rotary Club of Melfort volunteeers were out completing the 2014 Canadian Foodgrains Bank project harvest on Tuesday, September 23 on the outskirts of Melfort at the farm of Wayne Claggett.
Rotary Club completes their harvest Tony Caissie 2014-09-30 00:00:00Z 0

Melfort Exchange Student for 2014-2015

Posted by Tony Caissie on Sep 29, 2014

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By Michael Oleksyn, The Journal

Exchange student Aline Zengaffinen is enjoying Canada, but noticing a few differences compared to Switzerland, her home.
Exchange student Aline Zengaffinen is enjoying Canada, but noticing a few differences compared to Switzerland, her home.
Melfort Exchange Student for 2014-2015 Tony Caissie 2014-09-30 00:00:00Z 0

History of our Melfort Rotary Club

Posted by Tony Caissie
   

Welcome to Our Melfort Rotary Club Website

 

 

History of the Rotary Club Of Melfort

 

Our Melfort Rotary Club has a long history- 70 years and growing.
 
On June 26, 1947. the Rotary Club of Melfort was officially chartered. Members of the Prince Albert Rotary Club were in attendance. 
 
There were 20 members who chartered the Rotary Club of Melfort. Within the year, the club had grown to 30 members. On May 2nd and 3rd 1997, the club celebrated its 50th anniversary. The club was exclusively all male until 1992 when Marlene Bittner became Melfort's first female Rotarian. 
 
The club's devotion to enhancing life in Melfort and district has continued uninterrupted for over 70 years. The club has sponsored a number of major projects-both for fun and for fundraising-through the past seven decades. These have included the Rotary Carol Festival, now in its 63rd year. Other projects have involved fundraising through auction sales, the growing of potatoes, musicals and theatrical productions, corn roasts, bike-a-thons, Rural-Urban Night, the Sweetheart Ball, the Rotary Direct Seeding Project. 
 
Among other local initiatives, our fundraising projects have helped to support the Rotary Youth Summer Program, Melfort Memorial Garden, Parkland Place, and the Kerry Vickar Centre. Within the last four years, our club has contributed over $47,000 to the Shelter Box program as well as continued our support of Polio Plus. 
 
Our club has hosted inbound exchange students since 1977 and has also sent an outbound exchange student to a number of different countries since 1978. 
 
Our club has the distinction of having two District Governors from our Charter members: Jeff Orchard from 1993-1964 and John Egnatoff from 1973-1974. John Egnatoff was residing in Saskatoon when he accepted the nomination. The District Governor for 1999-2000, Peter Peters, was a member of the Melfort Rotary Club and served as our club president from 1976-1977.  Brian Cocks served as our Club President from 1994-1996 and as District Governor from 2002-2003. 
 
Many members of our club have served on District committees in the past and Melfort has hosted numerous District Assembles. In 1974, our club hosted the District Conference when John Egnatoff was District Governor and again in 2003 when Brian Cocks was District Governor. In 2009, Gailmarie Anderson led a Group Study Exchange to Finland. 
 
History of our Melfort Rotary Club Tony Caissie 2014-07-30 06:00:00Z 0
Melfort Rotary Shelter Box presentation to Star City School 2014-07-26 00:00:00Z 0

Shooting for the Stars

Posted by Tony Caissie on Jun 26, 2014

Shooting for the Stars

 
 
 
Published with permission of the Melfort Journal
Treena Carson the manager of the Melfort Multi Use fundraising campaign shows a thermometer displaying how much has already been raised towards the facility. About one third has already been raised towards the $1.2 million goal.
Treena Carson the manager of the Melfort Multi Use fundraising campaign shows a thermometer displaying how much has already been raised towards the facility. About one third has already been raised towards the $1.2 million goal
 
 
 

 

Shooting for the Stars Tony Caissie 2014-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Exchange students get experience of a lifetime Tony Caissie 2014-06-27 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Africa Night Fundraiser this Saturday

Rotary Africa Night fundraiser this Saturday

Shelley Tomlinson, Melfort Journal

 

Printed with permission of the Melfort Journal

http://www.melfortjournal.com/2011/10/25/rotary-africa-night-fundraiser-this-saturday

Tickets are still available for the Africa Night fundraiser on Saturday, October 29.

The Africa Night is being sponsored by the Melfort Rotary Club and the proceeds from the event are going to Shelterbox for east African relief.

"We have a group coming out from Regina. They're going to put on a drumming presentation and dancing and fashion show," said Wayne Claggett with the Melfort Rotary Club.

Cocktails begin at 6 p.m. and a dinner consisting of African cuisine will be served at 6:30 p.m. The entertainment is set to take the stage at 7:30 p.m.

"The tickets are $40. Half of it is to pay for the evening and the other half, $20, will be tax deductible donation which will be going to east Africa. It's kind of a follow up from our Shelterboxes that we had from last summer," said Claggett.

Tickets are available at the Melfort and District Museum, Floors and More and most Rotary members.

The fundraiser is being held in the CJVR Performing Arts Theatre at the Kerry Vickar Centre.

Rotary Africa Night Fundraiser this Saturday Tony Caissie 2014-06-27 00:00:00Z 0

May 22, 2012 Rotarian of the Year

Posted by Tony Caissie on Jun 26, 2014

May 22, 2012 Rotarian of the Year

http://www.melfortjournal.com/2012/05/22/may-22-2012-rotarian-of-the-year

Along with the presentation of the Rotarian of the Year on May 15,Fabmar Communications and CJVR/CK750 was recognized by the Melfort Rotary by receiving the Paul Harris Fellowship for their work with ShelterBox through the creation of a national awareness radio campaign (L to R) Linda Rheaume of Fabmar Communications, Ken Singer and Pat Cherneski, assistant district governor for District 555 of Rotary International.

May 22, 2012 Rotarian of the Year Tony Caissie 2014-06-27 00:00:00Z 0

Melfort Rotary donates to Plus Industries Group Home

Posted by Tony Caissie on Jun 26, 2014
Melfort Rotary donates to Plus Industries Group Home

By Chantal Wagner

Thursday, September 27, 2012 05:15 AM
Published with permission of Your Town News
http://oldytn.vayacms.ca/blog/view/25352/133/melfort+rotary+donates+to+plus+industries+group+home?id=1038&st=2290

Melfort, SK - The Rotary Club of Melfort has donated 10 thousand dollars toward the Plus Industries Group Home.

It's all part of the You PLUS Me Build A Dream fundraising campaign.

Gail Marie Anderson of the Rotary says Plus Industries is a wonderful organization, and they're proud Plus has taken on the project of providing a group home for their clients.

Plus Industries GM Lanny Baerwald is thankful for the donation, and says the opening of the group home will take place in December.

Melfort Rotary donates to Plus Industries Group Home Tony Caissie 2014-06-27 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club donates to Habitat for Humanity

Posted by Tony Caissie on Jun 25, 2014

Rotary Club donates to Habitat for Humanity

michael.oleksyn@sunmedia.ca


http://www.melfortjournal.com/2014/06/24/rotary-club-donates-to-habitat-for-humanity

The Rotary Club of Melfort presented Habitat for Humanity representatives with a $6,600 cheque on June 17.

The Rotary Club of Melfort presented Habitat for Humanity representatives with a $6,600 cheque on June 17.

Rotary Club donates to Habitat for Humanity Tony Caissie 2014-06-26 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club spending night in Shelterbox

Posted by Tony Caissie on Jun 22, 2014

Rotary Club spending night in Shelterbox

 Melfort Journal Tuesday, August 23, 2011 2:11:39 CST PM
Published with permission of the Melfort Journal
http://www.melfortjournal.com/2011/08/23/rotary-club-spending-night-in-shelterbox
 
The Melfort Memorial garden is not a campsite, but members of the Melfort Rotary Club will be camped out there all day tomorrow (Aug. 24) and overnight raising funds for Shelter Boxes.
Rotary Club spending night in Shelterbox Tony Caissie 2014-06-23 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary district governor stops in city on tour

Posted by Tony Caissie on Jun 22, 2014
Rotary district governor stops in city on tour

By Greg Wiseman, Journal

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 11:04:47 CST AM
Printed with permission of the Melfort Journal
http://www.melfortjournal.com/2011/08/02/rotary-district-governor-stops-in-city-on-tour
District governor for Rotary Eva Vida toured Rotary Park as part of her visit to the community last week.
District governor for Rotary Eva Vida toured Rotary Park as part of her visit to the community last week.
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Paul Harris night held in City

Posted by Tony Caissie on Jun 22, 2014

Paul Harris night held in city

By Michael Oleksyn, The Journal

Printed with permission of the Melfort Journal
http://www.melfortjournal.com/2012/03/06/paul-harris-night-held-in-city
 
The Melfort Rotary presented their Paul Harris Fellowships on Tuesday, February 28. Back (L to R) presenter Peter Peters, Bill Selnes, Brian Cocks, Mike Mahon and Jim Tremblay, Front (L to R) Sharon Selnes, Darlene Campbell and Gailmarie Anderson.

The Melfort Rotary presented their Paul Harris Fellowships on Tuesday, February 28. Back (L to R) presenter Peter Peters, Bill Selnes, Brian Cocks, Mike Mahon and Jim Tremblay, Front (L to R) Sharon Selnes, Darlene Campbell and Gailmarie Anderson.

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Large variety of kids camps in Melfort

Posted by Tony Caissie on Jun 20, 2014

Large variety of kids camps in Melfort

By Kirby Hardwick, The Journal

 
 
Published with permission of the Melfort Journal
With summer vacation looming just around the corner, there are several different camps available to keep local kids busy this summer in Melfort.
The Melfort and District Chamber of Commerce and Tourist Centre is hosting three sets of Mini Golf Kids Camps. These week-long camps are offered to kids ages 6 through 12, and cost $10.00 for the week.
The first week runs from July 21-25, the second week from July 28 through August 1, and the third week is August 11-15. Space is limited, so early registration is recommended. Kids will be kept busy with mini-golf, games, crafts and snacks throughout the week from 1-5 pm each day, Monday through Friday.
The Melfort Dance Centre is also hosting their Summer Groove Dance camp August 25,26,27. Each day will feature 4-5 dance classes, in a variety of genres.
Tuition fees vary depending on the registrants age, ages  7 and up are welcome. Partial tuition will include one class per day for a reduced rate. The early registration deadline is June 30.
The Melfort Rotary Club is also encouraging young people of Melfort to apply for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp. This event will be held at the Anglican Church camp in Clear Lake, Manitoba.
There are two age categories, ages 12-14 (basic), or ages 15-17 (advanced). Basic will take place from August 4-9, and advanced from August 11-16.
The camp will feature co-operative games, debating, international event discussion, leadership, recreational activities and other topics of interest.
Gailmarie Anderson advised that there is an application that must be completed for consideration, and it’s a good idea for those interested to prepare a reference, and advise of their hobbies, interest and community involvement.
Each local Rotary club sponsors the attendees and makes arrangements for transportation. There are typically two young people who attend from Melfort each year.
Those interested must apply by June 15, and can get more information by contacting Gailmarie Anderson at the museum or by visiting the Rotary District 5550 website.
The museum is also finalizing plans for their annual “Time Warp” day camp in the months of July and August. Further details will be available at a later date.
Melfort day camps will once again be taking place this year throughout the week of August, with each week featuring a different destination, and theme.
“Our camps are an option for some parents as daycare, and for some this is an option for younger kids who may not be old enough to go off to camp with their older brothers and sisters. The Stoney Lake camp focus is water, Torch is horse stuff, and the drama camp is focusing on theatre,” said Victoria Riley, organizer.
The week of August 12-15 will have kids going to Stoney Lake each day from 9-5. August 19-24 is drama camp week from 8:30 through 5:30 each day. During August 26-29 from 9-5,day campers will be traveling to Torch Trail Bible Camp.    
The meeting place for parents to drop off and pick up kids for these three camps is at the Kerry Vickar Centre. The costs associated are $30 per day, which includes everything except for a bagged lunch.
 
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The world comes to Melfort January 2012

Posted by Tony Caissie on Jun 20, 2014

The world comes to Melfort

By Shelley Tomlinson, Melfort Journal
Published with permission of the Melfort Journal 
 
Rotary exchange students show their country's colours during a parade of flags at the Melfort Curling Club during a sports related weekend in Melfort this past weekend.                                    

 

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Melfort Rotary and Radio CJVR -750 raise $31,000 for ShelterBox Phillipine Relief November 2013

Posted by Tony Caissie on Jun 19, 2014

Melfort Rotary Club pitches in to help typhoon victims in Philippines

By Byron Hackett, The Journal
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 10:36:49 CST AM
 
Published with permission of the Melfort Journal
http://www.melfortjournal.com/2013/11/26/melfort-rotary-club-pitches-in-to-help-typhoon-victims-in-philippines

lRotarian Gordon Liddle was at the ShelterBox display in the Melfort Mall on Monday, November 25. The Melfort Rotary Club in just ten days have raised over $20,000 to send ShelterBoxes to help relief efforts for victims of typhoon Hayian in the Philippines.

 

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Wecome to our new website

Posted by Tony Caissie on Jun 15, 2014

 

Welcome to our Rotary Club!  Check out our website
http://portal.clubrunner.ca/1006
Check out the tabs-Stories, Youth, Rotary Links etc to learn
more about Melfort Rotary Club and Rotary International
 
Below is a sample of stories written about our Melfort Rotary Club. 
Click on the Stories tab for more Stories

Rotary Club donates to Habitat for Humanity

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 8:37:48 CST AM
michael.oleksyn@sunmedia.ca
Published with permission of the Melfort Journal
http://www.melfortjournal.com/2014/06/24/rotary-club-donates-to-habitat-for-humanity
On June 17, 2014, the Rotary Club of Melfort presented a cheque for $6600 as a Silver Sponsor of the Habitat
 for Humanity project in Melfort. 
 
 
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Sports weekend held for Rotary exchange students January 2011

Posted by Tony Caissie on Jun 15, 2014

Sports weekend held for Rotary exchange students 

 
Rotary exchange students from District 5550 took part in a sports weekend in Melfort last weekend.

Rotary exchange students from District 5550 took part in a sports weekend in Melfort last weekend.

Rotary Exchange Students converged on Melfort and area this weekend for their annual sports weekend.

"We've always enjoyed the experience and have a tradition of being very successful so that's why. Plus, there's some obligation for each of the Rotary and their clubs to have some kind of involvement with their exchange students. This is our commitment to them," said Dale Link, the president of the Melfort Rotary Club.

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Sports weekend held for Rotary exchange students January 2013

Posted by Tony Caissie on Jun 15, 2014

Sports weekend held for Rotary exchange students

Published with permission of the Melfort Journal

By Shelldon Johnson

http://www.melfortjournal.com/2013/01/22/sports-weekend-held-for-rotary-exchange-students

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:51:06 CST AM 

 
Rotary exchange students visited Melfort for a sports weekend from January 18, 2013 to January 20, 2013.

Rotary exchange students visited Melfort for a sports weekend from January 18, 2013 to January 20, 2013.

http://www.melfortjournal.com/2013/01/22/sports-weekend-held-for-rotary-exchange-studentsRotary exchange students from around the world descended on Melfort this past weekend to take part in a sports weekend.

A total of 19 exchange students took part in the weekend with events taking place on Friday, January 18, Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20.
“I really enjoyed the snowboarding and I really like the curling. We don’t get that much snow so it was pretty exciting when we had the first blizzard and the first snow,” said Frederike Lieske, an exchange student from Parchim, Germany, who is currently living in Weyburn.
She has been in Canada since August and the exchange is for a school year.
Lieske said doing an exchange is definitely an experience she would suggest for other people.
“It’s the greatest thing that ever happened to me,” she said.

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http://www.melfortjournal.com/2013/01/22/sports-weekend-held-for-rotary-exchange-students

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Unexpected stop for fundraising motorcycle tour in Melfort

Posted by Tony Caissie on Jun 15, 2014

Unexpected stop for fundraising motorcycle tour in Melfort

Published with permission of the Melfort Journal

By Michael Oleksyn, The Journal

 
 
 
 
Peter Laser stopped at the Melfort Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday, Juky 30 on his way home on a fundraising motorcycle tour.

Peter Laser stopped at the Melfort Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday, July 30 on his way home on a fundraising motorcycle tour.

Peter Laser was looking for a break on his long journey on Tuesday, July 30  and was looking to clean his motorcycle.
While searching and driving on South Avenue in Melfort he saw a sign for a Rotary Club meeting at the Salvation Army Church in Melfort and as a member of a club in Virginia knew he would be welcome.
 

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District Governor Ed Thompson visits Melfort Rotary July 30th

Posted by Tony Caissie on Oct 02, 2013
With Permission of the Melfort Journal - Melfort Journal reporter Michael Oleksyn Tuesday August 6 2013
 
 
 
District Governor Ed Thompson addressed the Melfort Rotary on Tuesday, July 30.
The Melfort Rotary had a special visitor at their meeting at the Salvation Army Church on Tuesday, July 30 when Rotary District 550 District Governor Ed Thompson paid the club a visit to talk about the state of Rotary at the club level and Rotary International level.
Each year the new District Governor has a mandate to visit clubs and this was part of that tour for 2013.
“Basically the purpose was to go through what the clubs are doing, goals and objective. We were talking about vibrant clubs, so we have a program to have some fun and try and get our clubs more vibrant and more meaningful to the members,” Thompson said
 
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