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Welcome to Watrous and Manitou Beach

Alternating Tuesday's Monthly @ 6:30 p.m.
Watrous United Church
502 Main St.
Lower Level
Watrous, SK  S0K 4T0
Canada

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(306) 946-3029
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The motto of Rotary is ‘service above self,’ and for Jim Coulter, it provides the vehicle in which people can serve. “Whether it be local assistance for magazine subscriptions for the library or a global project to eradicate polio internationally, Rotary is the means to a better world. An individual, in league with fellow Rotarians, can make a difference. In the process, we benefit by the camaraderie of other Rotarians. We laugh, we belong, (and) we do make a difference.”
 
Arlene Gegner joined Rotary after being intrigued by the values while being a volunteer. Gegner said not only does Rotary support the local community but many things globally. While it used to be just for men with women being just guests, times have changed. “This organization teaches you to reach out and lend a hand. Watrous Rotary has many great members and I would encourage anyone to join (including) ladies.”
 
Ralph Schalm has also been involved with the local Rotary Club and was a past president. “When people find out that you are a Rotarian, it is surprising how many of them know something about what Rotary does, whether through a local community endeavour or an overseas project such as Polio Plus.” Schalm said it is nice to be able to sit down with members and enjoy their company. “It is a club that makes me feel welcome and I would encourage people to become a Rotary member. It is a good feeling to be able to do good whether it is helping out in the local community or raising funds for an overseas project that will benefit people and ultimately make their lives better. It is also an ideal way to meet people in your community, especially if you are new to the area.”
 
Deborah Farago was invited to a supper meeting four years ago by Gegner. “What I experienced was the joy of doing good work with very good people.”  Farago said she has made wonderful friends, learned amazing things and feels the success of Rotary projects is having an element of fun, fellowship and food.  “I have experienced the joy of being a small part of international projects such as ripple effect and the end polio campaign. I have also had the privilege of meeting wonderful young people from around the world.”
 
After moving to Watrous, Ron Morningstar attended a supper meeting with Rotary and soon joined the club. “I find the projects and activities to be very worthwhile. Rotary clubs operate in a very ethical manner and members are dedicated to the four way test: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? And will it be beneficial to all concerned?”  Morningstar said Rotary clubs work together to make the world a better place to live in. “Rotary members share personal support for one another and offer a strong sense of camaraderie.”
 
Murray Westby was in Kinsmen for nearly 20 years, learning the value and satisfaction of volunteering. With an age limit at the time, Westby left Kinsmen and joined Rotary with encouragement from his business partner Gordon Findlay. With various positions over the years including president from 1998-2000, Westby said, “Being a Rotary member gives you the opportunity to contribute your time and effort for the benefit of mankind, at the community, district and international levels. We have provided many local services over the years, but have also participated in many worldwide causes like polio eradication, the shelter box program and student exchanges. Working together with others, for those worthy causes, provided an opportunity for fellowship and camaraderie under the international umbrella of Rotary.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
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