“Ashes to Dust 2014 Mountain Bike Camp”
Last week our guest speakers were Marcia Dick and Sian Lewis from the Phoenix Centre. They talked to us about the second annual mountain bike camp put on by the Phoenix Centre for male youth between the ages of 15 and 25. This camp is intended as an opportunity to create a community of support and mentorship for at-risk youth.
The camp takes place September 10-11 at Juniper Bike Ranch under the tutelage of five professional riders and instructors. The camp introduces participants to the sport of mountain biking and provides mentorship as the youth learn new skills, connect with people, and learn about themselves. The camp also provides a bike and the necessary gear to each participant so they can continue with the sport beyond the camp. The Phoenix Centre has developed a sponsorship model to fund the camp. If you would like to support this initiative or learn more, visit www.phoenixcentre.org
Exchange Student Arrival
We welcomed our new exchange student Janis. After a very long and delayed trip from Switzerland he is looking forward to experiencing Canada over the next year. Amongst the things he would like to do are learning to play the guitar (he already plays the clarinet), improving his hockey skills and skiing. Introduce yourself to Janis, if you haven’t already, and please keep him in mind and include him in your family plans when possible. His first host family is Sherry and Nihal Maligaspe
If you have not yet completed your criminal record check, please complete that soon, it only takes a couple of minutes. When processed you will be called to pick it up, you can then give it to Sherry, our Youth Exchange Officer for sending to the District.
Paul Harris Fellow
President Karin had the honor of presenting a Paul Harris plus 1 award to Donna Gibson.
Contribution to the Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs around the world. Congratulations Donna! Your contribution is making a difference round the world.
A Paul Harris fellowship is awarded when you give $1,000 or more t the Annual Fund, Polio Plus, or an approved Foundation grant. You are recognized as a Multiple Paul Harris fellow with each additional gift of $1,000. To learn more about the Rotary Foundation and Foundation contribution recognition visit https://www.rotary.org