OCTOBER 24 IS ROTARY END POLIO DAY-GIVE TODAY

Tramesh Ferris was born in India to an impoverished single mother in 1979. When he developed polio as an infant, she surrendered him to an orphanage, knowing that he would have no chance for a good life if she kept him. He had the good luck to be adopted by a Canadian couple, and with proper rehab, braces and crutches, he learned to walk short distances at a slow pace.

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2019-20 EXCHANGE STUDENT ‘LOLLY’ SHARES HER BACKGROUND WITH THE CLUB

Our Brazilian exchange student, Lorena Cartocci Bazanelli or ‘Lolly” for short, shared with us some background on her home and country.

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DISTRICT 5550 GOVERNOR FRED WRIGHT VISITS CLUB AND PUTS EMPHASIS ON THE REDUCTION OF CHILD POVERTY 

Rotary International is divided into around 535 Districts. That averages out to about 65 clubs per district. Each District has a four-digit number. Dryden is part of District 5550. Each District is managed by a person titled the District Governor. Each governor serves for only one year from July 1 to June 30. For the 2019-20 year our District Governor (DG) is Fred Wright from Kenora.

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DRYDEN ROTARY WORKS WITH DISTRICT AND OTHER CLUBS TO CREATE A LITERACY PROGRAM IN BANGLADESH’S URBAN SLUMS

Each month Rotary defines a theme for Rotarians to focus upon. September’s theme is Basic Education and Literacy. It is for that reason that our International Services Director James Kroeker and DHS law and justice teacher Cynthia Palermo spoke to the club on the topic of the Amarok Society.

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2018-19 ROTARY PRESIDENT TO BE FEATURE SPEAKER AT DISTRICT 5550 CONFERENCE

In the absence of President Mardi, Assistance Governor Carl Eisner, took the meeting chair and proceeded to share future meeting dates and events of which we should be aware. 

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CLUB RECEIVES REPORTS ON ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS (RYLA) FOR 2019 

 
Each year District 5550 of which Dryden Rotary is a member, sponsors a Junior and Senior Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program. The program consists of “camp” environment at Shoal Lake, Manitoba. 

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POOLE DESCRIBES HOW THE SALVATION ARMY AND COMMUNITY OUTREACH GO HAND-IN-HAND 

Sandra Poole, a Kenora Rotarian and regional leader within the Salvation Army provided a brief insight into the workings of her church.

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DRYDEN YOUTH CENTRE NEEDS SUPPORT IF IT IS TO CONTINUE 

Ann Tkachyk of the Dryden Police Department and Vanessa Shepherd, Manager, Children's Services Dryden Children's Resource Centre were instrumental in establishing a Youth Centre in Dryden which ran for 37 days this summer out of the former Child Care Centre on Albert Street. 

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