December 6, 2022 – Lemonade Day
Rotary December Theme: Disease Prevention and Treatment Month
The ZOOM meeting, while it was -30 outside, was opened by President Alan with O Canada.  There were 10 /14 members present. Carol joined us from Ontario on her 70th birthday.
Alan read the Treaty 6 Acknowledgement:
We acknowledge that the Rotary Club of Camrose Daybreak is located on Treaty 6 land. This is the traditional territory and an ancient gathering place of many Indigenous peoples for thousands of years.
We recognize that we are all Treaty people and have a responsibility to become aware of our shared history, understand the Spirit and Intent of the Treaties and by doing so we can honour the past, be aware of the present, and create a just and caring future built upon Peace, Friendship, and Understanding.
Speaker – Lemonade Day, Louise Jones
Varghese introduced Louise Jones. She is the Project Coordinator/Small Business Advisor for the East Central Alberta Community Futures Team. She has worked there since 2012.  Community Futures are dedicated to help small businesses start and grow.
Louise thanked us for the support we gave to Lemonade Day last year. Lemonade Day started in Texas in 2007 and spread to this area thru Westlock in 2018. The Northern Division is now in 11 communities. The program can be used by any person from age 6 to 18. They must have a mentor. They and their mentor receive a 2 1/2-to-3-hour training program complete with a workbook and backpack. The idea is to lead them through the components of a business plan— including planning for profit and donating part of it. They are asked to report on their project. There are competitions with judges giving prizes ($100 plus a certificate) for Best Lemonade, Best Booth, and Entrepreneur of the Year.
Camrose had a program in 2019—19 stands, a partial program in 2021—10 stands and a full program in 2022. This year 44 children registered, 38 participated with 20 stands (some stands are partnerships). 14 of the stands reported: total profit of those reporting $4,013, $1,292 was given to charities. Aside from learning about business, the program teaches life skills—setting goals, budgeting for spending, saving, and giving.
They are sponsored by Co-op, CFCW, CJ’s Sign Shop (does a sign for each participant) and clubs. The donated money is used for renting training venues, advertising, and prizes. Louise asked us to consider a regular financial donation and volunteering as judges. Harry commented on his experience as a child with his Lemonade stand—he forgot about his loan.
Louise was thanked with a donation towards polio vaccinations.
Happy Bucks
Happy Bucks were given for: their two week stay in Mexico while Alberta is very cold, being able to join us on her birthday, Rob’s visit to explain modern agriculture to an Augustana class, the snow and cold for skiing—but not that cold.
  • Chase the Ace is now with the Swan and Roses Lions Club sponsoring S.O.S. (Service Options for Seniors). There are 16 cards left in the deck, Jackpot is OVER $19,000. Should the Ace not be drawn December 14, the RCC will sponsor the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. We are up December 28 to January 11. Morris suggested the Bailey Theatre as our sponsored charity. Larry offered Reading University. Let Morris know your suggestions this week.
  • All our regular Tuesday morning meetings for December and January are ZOOM only. But remember the meeting next week is the Joint Meeting on Monday, the meeting on December 20 is the Social at the Rebus’, there is no meeting on December 27. 
  • The Joint Meeting with the RCC will be a hybrid meeting which will feature Liz Rolf and Tammy Graham who went to Peru to deliver Days for Girls Kits. It is in a Salon at the Norsemen Inn December 12 at 6 pm. Please email RotaryCamrose@gmail.com by 3 pm December 11th if you plan to attend for the meal $30. You may attend with just coffee without notification for $3 per person. You are encouraged to bring guests.
  • Our December 20 meeting will be at Chris and Don Rebus’s house (3310 61A Street) at 6 pm. It will be potluck with Chris and Don supplying desserts and beverages. Rev. David Eriksson will bring a Christmas message. Please RSVP to crebus@cable-lynx.net by December 15 if you plan to attend. There will be no morning meeting that week.
  • Traditions will be January 19 at the Johnsons. 
  • Ken and Marnie Roberts are hosting their annual Christmas Event on Saturday December 10 after 7 pm. You are asked to bring wine, other beverages and a sweet or savory snack. Please let Morris know if you wish to attend rotarymorris@gmail.com.
  • Salvation Army Kettles at Safeway. John has been contacted for Volunteers to man the Kettles. Shifts are 12 noon till 6 pm Monday through Saturday to December 24.
  • Use of the name Rotary: Larry told us that if the name of the local Rotary Club is used it is allowable. For example, Camrose Rotary Park is acceptable but not The Rotary Park?
Rob led us in singing the 4-Way Test.