With Dryden Rotary’s Virtual meetings cancelled and no weekly Dryden Rotary Bingo Dryden’s Rotarians usually take a break from their community involvement during the holidays. It was a bit of a surprise when, not one, but two, opportunities presented themselves for local Rotarians to put their new drive to be “People of Action” into play.

DRCF Helps Dryden Ski Club with Hill Grooming

In November 2020, The Dryden Rotary Charity Foundation (DRCF) informed Matthew Corbett of the Dryden Ski Club committee that it will support their application for $16,000 towards a 2021 Skandic model, Skidoo available through Lakeside Marina in Red Lake. 
The New Skandic Skidoo
COVID masked Rotarians L-R Pres. Anna T., Pat R, & Leanne B.
The machine arrived and had its inaugural run, on December 19th with a few COVID masked Rotarians present.
Corbett thanked Dryden Rotary for the “outstanding donation” and said, “It will allow us to have reliable grooming abilities and ensure that our staff can provide timely service and our patrons have consistent trail conditions.”

Club Joins with Sysco Corp to Support Turkey Pans to Dryden Food Bank

That same weekend Dryden GM donated 180 turkeys to the Dryden Food Bank to go with the Christmas food hampers for distributing to those facing food insecurity during the holiday season.
Manager of the Food Bank, Al Huckaby, then wondered how families without large pans would cook such “birds”. As fortune would have it Dryden Rotary had had a virtual Christmas dinner the previous Wednesday and as part of the on-line festivities had held a 50/50 draw. On top of that the Club’s newest member Jason Kirouac, is a sales and marketing agent for Sysco, one of Canada’s leading food distribution companies. Together they joined forces to purchase 200 pans so the Dryden Food Bank could give them with the turkeys. Sysco and Kirouac donated two boxes of 40 each, while Dryden Rotary using their share of the fifty-fifty proceeds donated another three boxes.
And yes, that is Jason photoshopped onto the side of the Sysco truck.