Rock­y­ford Reporter

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Tracy Clyne 403-533-3930

The Rock­y­ford Vol­un­teer Fire Fighter’s An­nual fund raiser will take place this Satur­day evening (May 28) at the Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. Surf and turf sup­per, silent auc­tion and en­ter­tain­ment pro­vided by “Duelling Piano’s” (from Aussie Rules). Tick­ets avail­able from Rock­y­ford Agen­cies or from any vol­un­teer fire fighter.

Birth­day greet­ings to those of you cel­e­brat­ing this week are sent to; Pam Ele­niak, Taryn Phillips, Pe­tra Sharp­ley, Steve En­gel­hardt, Paul Kathol, Cam­ryn El­der, Jean Cam­maert, and Pat Gregg. Happy An­niver­sary to; Larry and Vickey Cook and to any­one else cel­e­brat­ing a spe­cial oc­ca­sion this week.

Rock­y­ford School is hav-- Ro­tary is a vol­un­teer or­ga­ni­za­tion of 1.2 mil­lion busi­ness and pro­fes­sional lead­ers united world­wide in more than 200 coun­tries. For more in­for­ma­tion about the Ro­tary Club of Drumheller go to www.drumheller­ro­tary.com

A new ad­di­tion to Ro­tary Park could be in the mak­ing. The club, town and Di­nosaur Val­ley Stu­dios are work­ing to­wards plans for a Pterosaur (wing lizard) sun shade. If the project comes to fruition it will be erected on a pole ten feet above ground. The idea is to pre­serve the green­ery of the park while pro­vid­ing shade for pic­nics and par­ents and grand­par­ents watch­ing the ing a used (chil­dren’s) book sale at the school of­fice Mon­day to Thurs­day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.( now un­til the end of June) You can fill a bag for $5.00. New ti­tles are be­ing added daily. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to come check it out.

Rock­y­ford stu­dents DO have school this Fri­day (May 27).

Con­grat­u­la­tions to the Stan­dard High School Class of 2016 who will be cel­e­brat­ing their Grad­u­a­tion on Fri­day, May 27. Best of luck to all of you in your fu­ture en­deav­ours.

The Gala com­mit­tee would like to thank all of their guests and donors. Sev­eral of the com­mu­nity groups will ben­e­fit from the con­tin­ued sup­port kid­dies play­ing in the foun­tain.

Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity is in its in­fancy in­fancy in Drumheller. Ro­tary will be di­rect­ing $10,000 to­wards this project.

Ro­tary clubs are band­ing to­gether to help in the re­cov­ery of Fort McMur­ray. All money col­lected will go di­rectly into the com­mu­nity where the lo­cal club will de­cide where the funds should be di­rected. In District 5360 (south­ern Al­berta and west­ern Saskatchewan) clubs are com­bin­ing ef­forts. Our club has for­warded $1,200 to this cause.

Some club projects re­quire as­sis­tance from non-mem­bers and to show ap­pre­ci­a­tion for these vol­un­teers, a Friends of Ro­tary evening is planned for and gen­eros­ity. They were able to sup­port the fol­low­ing: Ag So­ci­ety - $5000.00, Li­brary - $4000.00, Com­mu­nity Cen­ter - $3000.00, and Rock­y­ford Playschool - $1500.00. See you next year, same time, same place!

St. Rita’s An­nual Parish Pic­nic will be held on Sun­day, June 5 be­gin­ning with Mass at the Grotto at 4:00 pm, weather per­mit­ting. A pot luck sup­per will fol­low at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre with the Parish sup­ply­ing BBQ burg­ers and hot dogs. Fam­i­lies are asked to bring a salad or dessert. Come en­joy some early sum­mer fun with your fam­ily and friends!!

If you have any news or events you would like to see in this col­umn, please give me a call at 533-3930 or send me an email to wt­clyne@rock­y­ford.ca by Fri­day af­ter­noon. Have a great week ev­ery­body! Mon­day. We know Chair Gra­ham Gif­fin ap­pre­ci­ates ev­ery­one re­spon­si­ble for help­ing to make the re­cent White Ele­phant sale a suc­cess. As usual, funds go right back into the com­mu­nity.

Drumheller is a pop­u­lar place to visit. This past week­end, Ro­tary fam­i­lies hosted ex­change stu­dents from Spain, Switzer­land, Den­mark, Brazil, Columbia, Tai­wan, Ger­many, Slo­vakia, Fin­land, France, Bel­gium and Italy who have lived this past year with Ro­tary fam­i­lies in north­west­ern On­tario, Man­i­toba and Saskatchewan. Then, on July 20, the club will host a Red Deer West club ex­change group from In­dia.

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