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“I think there is great opportunity inthe province. We know that it’s an ex-citing year, there’s going to be an elec-tion this year, so we know that’s com-ing within the next few months.“I just see a lot of opportunity for our province and also for this area asit grows and as we continue to worktogether communities to address thechallenges that we face and turn thoseinto opportunities. It continues to bea privilege to work together with our communities, to see things happen.” After touring the schools the menthen headed off to the WheatlandCounty ofces to meet with the con-stituents and hear their concerns.Communities throughout the provincehad a chance to speak to governmentofcials during the province-wide cab-inet tour Jan. 23 to 26. The focus of thetour was to listen to members of thecommunity about local issues, to hear their plans and hope for the future, both provincially and locally.
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Did You Know?
Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish and considered the national dish of Scotland. Haggis is a kind of savory pudding containing sheep’s heart,liver and lungs, then minced with onion, oatmeal, suet and spices. Traditionally it is encased in the animal’s stomach and simmered for hours,however most modern commercial haggis is prepared in a casing rather than the stomach.
Bruce Bishop with the Strathmore Lions has recently been elected to DistrictGovernor.
Photo courtesy of bruce bishop
Bruce Bishop, a Strathmore Lion, can look forward to be-ing busy after being elected to the position of District Gov-ernor at the Lions Convention held in Strathmore on January 13 and 14. There were just over 200 Lions and Leos Present.“In our Multiple District 37, the Strathmore Lions is in theDistrict called 37-O. We have 51 clubs in our district, andI’ll be the District Governor of those 51 clubs,” said Bishop.He said the Strathmore Lions Club is a part of a greater multiple district which includes all of Alberta, part of BritishColumbia, all of Montana. There are approximately 1515members in the Strathmore District. The District Governor has to visit every club during the year, which runs from July 1 to June 30. They must also attend four Council and Cabinetmeetings as well as many Charter Nights, Conventions andLeadership Rally’s.Bishop has been a Lion for 37 years, coming to Strathmorein 1984. He had been a member of the RCMP and when he was transferred from Brooks to Elk Point, east of Edmonton,there wasn’t a Kinsmen Club there, which he had been amember of for ve years in Brooks, so he joined the Lionsand has been a member ever since.Service and helping the community are two of the thingshe likes most about being a Lion. The Strathmore Lions hostthe senior’s breakfast during Heritage Days at the hospital,and have two food booths at the rodeo grounds. They alsohost the town Christmas party, and the seniors Christmasparty at the Civic Centre. The Lions are good supportersof the Children’s Wish functions. They also take part in theRelay for Life by being a sponsor and cooking the pancake breakfast.In April there is the Ladies and Gentlemen’s Auction toraise money as one our projects.“The Lions is the largest single service organization in the world. We are co-ed, multicultural. We have over 40,000 clubsin 206 countries and 1.35 million members give or take afew, and we are the only service club in China,” said Bishop. When a natural disaster strikes, such as a tsunami or earth-quake, there is the Lions International Fund. The DistrictGovernor of the affected area can request assistance fromthe fund, and the Lions are rst on the ground providing as-sistance where needed, as there is usually a club in the area.“One hundred per cent of any funds donated to Lions that
Strathmore Lion is new District Governor
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How do we pull that magical number out of our …. Computer?
Well, the series is almost over and I think we have gone over most of the basics here,now time to touch on “THE GRID”
This is one of the tools weuse to quote you. Basicallywhen you have no driver orinsurance history, you startat a ‘0’ on the grid. For everyyear you have a license, anddrive claim free, you go downone level on the grid. For everylevel you go down, you save 5%on your liability to a maximumdiscount of 50% or -10 on thegrid. You may wonder if themaximum savings are 50% ,how can you have a grid levelof -15?The best level you can be on the grid is -15. You still have a50% discount, but the benet is
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if you have a claim. If you are at fault for a claim,you go up 5 levels on the grid. So if you were -3and had a claim, you would be a +2 on the grid. Ifyou were -10 you would go to -5 (this is a savingsof 25%), and if you were -15 you go to -10 (and stillhave your 50% discount!!)What happens if you are in the + on the grid?You get surcharged 10% on your liability for eachlevel you go up. Yikes!! ‘nuff said!
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