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Our Program this evening was Stephanie Staples.  Stephanie is a professional speaker who travels the continent giving inspirational talks. She has written a book (The Try Angle - A New Slant on Life) and is a wonderful storyteller.  She explained some of her strategies when on a speaking trip she will ask people on the plane about parts of their lives e.g. asking stewardess what is the most beautiful, kind, loving, heartfelt event they have witnessed. She also was on a grounded plane that was stuck due to lightning and asked a fellow passenger what he did.  He was a choir master and singer and  Stephanie asked the flight attendant if he could lead the plane in a three part harmony song.  Made everyone cheerful instead of complaining about the situation she has used the story at a number of her talks including asking the choir master to attend a Vancouver conference.   Everyone is looking for inspiration, building relationships.  If you're looking for a dynamic speaker, Stephanie is fantastic!
 
Our club had the great pleasure of meeting two amazing students at our December 13th meeting.
 
The first student was scholarship winner Mackenzie.  Mackenzie thanked the members, and updated all present on her progress.  Since graduation from Claremont earlier this year, she has enrolled in general studies at UVIC, with the eventual goal of continuing on to Med School, and a specialty in Psychiatry.
 
The second student was RYLA participant Jamie from Stellys.  Jamie summarized her involvement in leadership training, and thanked members for assistance as this program will help her in achieving her goal of attending Med School, and going on to a specialty in pediatrics.
 
 
Congratulations Mackenzie and Jamie!
 
 
 
 
A sincere and huge 'Thank You' to Theresa and all the generous donors to the 'Rotary Foundation' at our fun evening on Thursday November 22nd.  Theresa and her piano accompanist, Carolyn, entertained us by performing our favourite Christmas songs by request.   We enjoyed hot peppermint mocha drinks along with delicious home make Christmas sweets!  As you can see, Theresa got into the spirit and dressed as an elf and wore a turkey hat!  Pledges, donations and private allocations to the Foundation from the club members totaled close to $1800!  Well done everyone and Rotary thanks you!