News - Meetings of 7:22 Breakfast Club

October 11 2017

Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

Executive Announcements

membership - 3rd reading..Matt Smallwood from Cedar Pines Carpentry

                   - 2nd reading Pam Jackson from IXL Masonary

                   -  3rd reading Claude Marcoux from Stonebridge Retirement Community

Exec. Meeting Wed Oct 18th 7:30 am

General Election is the next meeting  NOTE meeting moved to Thursday .

Social Announcements

Choir Practise at Radisson Aromas Thursday Oct 12 4:30

General Announcements

Sharon K. - travel talk Oct 17th

Milton - fall portraits still available

Monica Thomas - sold their builiding and looking to sell their blind washing equipment

Andy Pawlovich - Toastie Toes - bring new socks

Linda Boryski - new classes Meditation series Oct 19th, O t 31 Foundations class. Nov 1 pain management class

Robyn, taking donations for "Taking Bodies" promotion with CFCR

 

 

Speaker | Brenda Thompson of Harvest Brewing Co.

Born in Saskatoon Married to Ron

Opened Harvest Brewing Co first in Regina, 1984, Edmonton 1985, Saskatoon 1986.

Specialize in Wine Expert products and are an exclusive dealer featuring wine production kits of all ranges.  Usually 4 to 6 or even 8 week production.

Also stock Craft Beer supplies to kits.

Recently closed 8th street location and Regina store to focus on the Edmonton and 2nd Avenue stores. (#8 301 2nd Ave No.)

Brenda touched on many topics including tap vs distilled water etc.

Sergeant at Arms

Tyler N.13 of Western Carpet and Don Ewart of Advanced Labour Solutions had a winners tax, Late tax, table offense tax, plus lots of others!

Hidden Hand

Mike Jenkins of Huskies Athletics got Max from Colliers and Sharon Kaendo of Leisure Travel 2000

Pot of Gold Winner

Rodney Spork of One to One Courier winner of gift from Vic Boryski of Boryski meats Cheryl Cotton Schmidt of Carstar was the winner of a gift from Mr. Print.

Note meeting date changed to Thursday, Oct 26th only!!!

Next Meeting

2017-10-26 (7:22 a.m.)


September 27 2017

Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

Executive Announcements

Elections in October

Social Announcements

Choir Practice Thursday Oct 12th at Radisson 4:30 pm

Huskie Football tailgate party Friday Sept 29

General Announcements

Gizelle Howard of Sasktel - Apple 8 with Fast Forward Pricing! $199.

Andy Pawlovitch - Pawlovitch Chiro - sock drive (new socks Milt!)

Milton Taylor - Imagery - still time for fall portraits

Keith Moen - NSBA - Lessons I Learned Oct 3, CIBC Economis Oct 5

 

Speaker | Sharon Keando Leisure Travel 2000

Sharon is a longtime member of the club and always garners high endorsements for her service to our members.  She outlined some of the more popular travel destinations for this winter.  She also answered questions on some of the situations around hurricanes and safety of booking travel.

 

Sergeant at Arms

Tyson N and Don E - Fleeced the group well including the usual suspects

Hidden Hand

Rodney- only missed a couple of latecomers

Pot of Gold Winner

Man of the Day - Rodney!

Next Meeting

2017-10-11 (7:22 a.m.)


September 13 2017

Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

Executive Announcements

Lyle Burkell - Secretary - election in October

Meeting of Oct 25th moved to Oct 26 but still at Radisson

 

Social Announcements

New baby for Jeff Sharp and Barb!

Milt is organizing a chior practise.

 

General Announcements

Cheryl Tuck Tallon - art show at Darrell Bell Gallery opening Sept 15

Monica Thomas Blinds Unlimited - getting out of blind cleaning - machinery for sale

Steve Hogle - Saskatoon Blades Season Opener Friday Sept 22 Honouring Bruce Gordon and introducing Pac Man jerseys.

 

 

Speaker | Andy Pawlovitch - Pawlovitch Chiropractic Clinic

After undergraduate at U of S (Husky Football) attended U of Minnesota Chiropractic.  Returning to Saskatoon originally at Stonebridge Clinic.  Practices general chiropractic but has a specialty in hips and children.  They have a highly techincal clinic with all the newest advances and equipment in chiropractic.

Many of the members gave endorsements including Darlene Danyliw, Milton Taylor and Mike Jenkins

Sergeant at Arms

Tyson and Don - people fined for shorts, being chatty, late comers, early leavers, winners tax. But is Tyson become Mr. Nice Guy again?

Hidden Hand

Milt Taylor- got new member Pam from IXL

Pot of Gold Winner

Winner Sue Brooks

next speaker Sharon Kaendo of Leisure Travel 2000.

Next Meeting

2017-09-27 (7:22 a.m.)


May 10 2017

Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

Executive Announcements

Golf Day - Fill That Bus June 28th.  Looking for sponsors!  Prizes!

Social Announcements

jeff Sharp - Colony Coffee - Beer Meatza will be a repeat again this summer!  Stay tuned for details.

General Announcements

Northern Fireplace - Martin S. - all day BBQ May 10th

Saskatoon Blades - Steve Hogle - Early Bird Prices on season tickets

Speaker | John Ross SOS Office Equipment

John has 30 years experience in the industry.  SOS is now a Canon Dealer.  S0S endeavors to stay with the leading edge quality products.  

Often do analysis of costs to outsource printing and find inhouse can be more economical as well as much more control.

Sergeant at Arms

Tyson N of Western Carpet with assistant Don Ewart - nailed the late table - like shooting fish in a barrel, and finally gave up when they couldn't "Make Up any more fines!"

Hidden Hand

Lyle got lots and lots of victims. Seems no one wants to shake his hand!

Pot of Gold Winner

winner of the Crestview Sports Bag donated by Ken Suchan was Lyle Bauer and Don Ewart won the Blades Golf Balls

Next meeting speaker is Keith Moen

Next Meeting

2017-05-24 (7:22 a.m.)


April 26 2017

Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

Executive Announcements

Monica of Blinds Unlimited was our chairperson as Steve was away...

 

Golf tournament has a new date - June 28th - Fill that Bus!

Social Announcements

Social  Pawlovitch Chiropractic is hosting a reception for the members may 3rd at 6:15

General Announcements

Lyle Burkell - Zoo Gala June 16

Cheryl Tuck Tallon - Artists Loft  Max and Mini show

Kelly Kudrick - SPCA fundraiser Friday

Mike Jenkins - Sod turning for 44 million $ Rin

Dr. Don Johnson - Dogs' Breakfast

Martin Schweighardt  BBQ event - 7th coming of Spring May 10th

Speaker | Linda Boryski - Saskatoon Physio Yoga

After 16 months Linda is now sole owner and director.  Business learning curve has been steep but she feels she has conquered with the help of her new staff member Jarrett.  

Only clinic with strictly healthcare professionals teaching classes and concentrating on prevention.

Sergeant at Arms

Tyson Nelkenbrecher of Western Carpet - even though the room was small his fleecing was large

Hidden Hand

Greg White of McFaull Consulting must have had his hand in his pocket as he got lots of non shakes.

Pot of Gold Winner

Gizelle of Sasktel donated and Rodney Spork of One to One Courier won

My apologies for the late posting of these notes.  The passing of Joe Schmidt was a shock for all of us.  Our support to his family.

Next Meeting

2017-05-10 (7:22 a.m.)


April 12 2017

Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

Executive Announcements

Nathan Hirsh is our newest member with Motif Marketing specializing in branding apparel etc for teams, corporate, schools etc.

The annual membership award will be renamed in honour of Clarence Munchinsky, a charter member of the club who passed away this past year.

Christmas Party will be Dec 13, the only meeting for the month.

Congrats all for getting your membership dues paid in a timely manner

The position of President will remain vacant until the next general election in November and the duties will be shared by past presidents and other members of the club.

Social Announcements

Andy Pawlovich of Pawlovich Chiropractic is hosting a business visit on May 3 at 120 3010 Preston Avenue.  (confirm time 6:30??)

Golf Tournament in June -  Fill that Bus!

General Announcements

Congratulations to Milt for being honoured by the NSBA with the Shirley Ryan Lifetime Achievement Award.  Well deserved.  Also congratulations for Hanif of Express Employment Professionals and Shawne Hancock of Anchor Managed Solutions for being category finalists.

Keith Moen NSBA  upcoming events - Apr 20 Steve Mayberry

                                                      May 12  Club Connect with Kent Smith Winsor

                                                      May 31 Golf Tournament at Moon Lake

Lyle Bauer - Cherry Insurance -  Now have coverage for Cyber Security

Linda Boryski - Physio Yoga Saskatoon- checkout the upcoming seminars and classes.

Speaker | Shawne Hancock Anchor Managed Soltutions

Anchor Managed Solutions, a prior NSBA award recipient, is focused on being the best in delivering IT services using a service and relationship based approach.  Shawne gave us a couple of case studies highlighting their services.  He also explained the cyber threats to our businesses and personal information.  Anchor is involved with project management, security, procurement, name and brand recognition.  They currently have offices in Saskatoon and North Battleford and are looking to expanding into Regina as the company is growing very quickly.

Shawne was asked if he would do a small cyber security seminar for the 7:22 Members

Sergeant at Arms

Don Ewart also fleeced us - especially Steve but then he was so deserving!

Hidden Hand

Tyson played double duty as the Hidden Hand and the Sergeant at Arms. Wow! Where did Mr. Nice Guy go? Remember to appoint a Hidden Hand for next week.

Pot of Gold Winner

Pete Thompson was the lucky winner of a Blades blanket donated by Lyle Bauer of Cherry Insurance.

Next Meeting

2017-04-26 (7:22 a.m.)


March 22 2017

Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

Executive Announcements

Golf date is set at June 14th.  Fill That Bus!!!!

Social Announcements

Andy Pawlovich of Pawlovich Chiropractic is hosting a business after hours reception at his office, may 3, 6:15 120 - 3010 Preston Ave

Dr. Don thanked Keith Goodmundson for hosting the open house at his beautiful new project.

General Announcements

Art in Action April 6th at Action Office Interiors - collaboration of Artists Loft and Action Office Interiors

Hanif of Epresss Employment Solutions and Shawne Hancock of Anchor IT Mgt have both been nominated for awards at the NSBA awards upcoming dinner March 30, 2017

Linda Boryski of SPY has free golf preparation classes 

Avery, the new grandchild of late Clarence Munchinsky is now home and well.

Congratulations to the Patty and the Radisson for being awarded the Presidents Award for Silver Birch Hotels.

Speaker | Cleve Len of EY

Cleave spoke of his connections throughout with different members of the club like Lyle Bauer and Barry Frank.  

Cleaves area of specialty is compliance, management and acquisitions, although he does overlap with the tax areas on occassion.

He outlined the items that have changed in the tax environment in the recent past and the most likely items later in the day when the federal and  provincial budgets are released.  

Sergeant at Arms

Tyson was as harsh as the budgets! with Carbon Tax and targeted tax on Lyle Burkell for being rowdy, Milt for his "Irish" accent, Monica for leaving early, Ryan and Robin for their cell phones.

Hidden Hand

Sue Brooks - fined Patric, Rick, Patty and Len

Pot of Gold Winner

Next Meeting

2017-04-12 (7:22 a.m.)


March 08 2017

Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

Executive Announcements

2nd reading for Nathan Hirsh of MOTIF Marketing

Jennifer Christian regrets she must resign as a member and as our president due to a change in employment that would be a conflict with a current membership category in the club.

Social Announcements

Pete Thompson - Art in Action !  Thurs April 6th at Action Office Interiors 4 to 8.  All members and guests welcome.  Please RSVP to crystal@actionofficeinteriors

Hanif Hermani  Express Employment Services Leadership Seminar April 12th at Saskatoon Club

Keith Moen NSBA Business Builders Awards March 30

General Announcements

Clarence's daughter delivered "Avery George" on Monday.  Baby in NICU so our thoughts are with them.

Speaker | Irma Nikula Scotia Bank

Irma has brought her years as a self employed business owner to her position of Small Business Banking at Scotia Bank.  This area of the bank operates similar to retail customer side with personal one on one relationships.  They also have partners such as RoyNat - asset and equity lending, Scotia Leasing, Scotia Mclead Wealth Management, Trust serices, Cash Management Services, Chase Payment Systems.  They are a member of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business.  They provide banking and lending services to agriculture, manufacturing and Retail/wholesale.

Sergeant at Arms

Tyson - went pretty light on the fines. (Maybe he's too nice to be sergeant!)

Hidden Hand

Jeff Sharp - only got Ryan Richichi

Pot of Gold Winner

Milton Taylor won the Scotia draw. Irma Nikula won the Blades tickets

Next Meeting

2017-03-22 (7:22 a.m.)


February 22 2017

Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

Executive Announcements

searching for specific membership categories

Social Announcements

Social Mar 1, Keith Gudmundson  Host at Open House  183 Johns Road  5:30 to 8.

General Announcements

Brenda announced CHEP Red Cross Humanity Dinner Mar 8.  

Speaker | AGM

Cleave Len - Treasurer presented 2017 budget.  Passed

Motion to waive audit   passed

Motioin to pass activities of the board  Passed

Sergeant at Arms

Tyson was gentle on most of us.

Hidden Hand

Cheryl Tuck Tallon - latecomers were tagged.

Pot of Gold Winner

Next Meeting

2017-03-08 (7:22 a.m.)


January 11 2017

Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

Executive Announcements

Cheryl T2 announced Monica's Weiner Roast party is Friday Jan 13.  Thanked Giselle for assisting.

Social Announcements

Monica's Weiner Roast Jan 13th

General Announcements

Giselle Howard - SaskTel now has multiple sharing accounts

Ken Suchan is now the alternate for Colliers McClocklin

Linday Boryski Saskatoon Physio Yoga  now has 6 and 10 class passes

Steve Hogle Blades Game on Saturday

Speaker | Jennifer Christian Mint Consulting

Jennifer gave her presidential summary of the upcoming year for the 7:22 Club 

She challenged and active effort to bring new members and get to know every member of the club.

Sergeant at Arms

Hidden Hand

Lyle Bauer stepped in as back up

Pot of Gold Winner

Sharon Kaendo - we also need more donations for the Pot of Gold

Next Meeting

2017-01-25 (7:22 a.m.)


December 14 2016

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Member of the Year for 2016 was Jeff Sharp.  Congratulations and thanks for your contributions to the club, Jeff!

Social Announcements

Beach Party at the Radisson Hotel on Friday, January 13 2017 starting 6:00 pm, honouring our 2016 president, Monica Thomas.

General Announcements

Thang Dinh talked about the meaning of Christmas from a perspective on the other side of the world, using his personal childhood experiences in Laos before emmigrating to Canada.

Speaker | United Way, Saskatoon

A speaker from the Saskatoon United Way discussed their work and the benefits of giving to their umbrella organization.  Our Pot of Gold and Fines money, together with donations from the day, were presented as the club's contribution to them.  It totalled just under $2,000.00.

Sergeant at Arms

None for the Day

Hidden Hand

None because it was our Christmas Lunch.

Pot of Gold Winner

None for today.

Next Meeting

2017-01-11 (7:22 a.m.)


December 07 2016

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Not Recorded

Social Announcements

Our Annual Christmas Luncheon will take place next Wednesday, December 14 2016, starting at 11:45 and drinks for those able, at 11:30 am.  Our charity for fines and donations will be the Saskatoon United Way annual campaign.

General Announcements

Not Recorded

Speaker | Ryan Richichi | Ideas Inc.

Ideas Inc. is a small business incubator designed to help grow start ups by supplying retail/office space, access to mentors, and business coaching.

Sergeant at Arms

Not Recorded

Hidden Hand

Not Recorded

Pot of Gold Winner

Not Recorded

Next Meeting

2016-12-14 (7:22 a.m.)


November 23 2016

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Not Recorded 

Social Announcements

Not Recorded 

General Announcements

Not Recorded 

Speaker | Giselle Howard | SaskTel

SaskTel provides competitive voice, data, dial and high-speed Internet, web hosting, secure electronic transactions, text and messaging services over a fiber optic-based, fully digital network. Digital and analog cellular, paging, wireless data and FleetNet 800 service is provided through its SaskTel Mobility division.

Sergeant at Arms

Not Recorded

Hidden Hand

Not Recorded

Pot of Gold Winner

Not Recorded

Next Meeting

2016-12-07 (7:22 a.m.)


November 09 2016

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Not Recorded

Social Announcements

Not Recorded

General Announcements

Not Recorded

Speaker | Angela Rioux | Wolfcroft Signs Ltd.

Angela and her husband, Sheldon, have owned their business for 20 years.  They can produce any signage needed for your business whether intended for interior or exterior use.  They are located at 806A-43rd St E.  Further information about their business can be found at their website, http://www.wolfecroft.com

Sergeant at Arms

Not Recorded

Hidden Hand

Not Recorded

Pot of Gold Winner

Not Recorded

Next Meeting

2016-11-23 (7:22 a.m.)


October 26 2016

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Today is election day. Results are shown below.

Social Announcements

Not recorded

General Announcements

Not recorded

Speaker | Elections for 2017 Directors and Executive

 

Elections were conducted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon (Past President).  Lyle Bauer scrutineer

  • Past-President (automatic) - Monica Thomas
  • President - Jennifer Christian
  • Vice-President - Rodney Spork
  • Secretary - Lyle Burkell
  • Non-Position - Apprentice Secretary - Brenda Thomsen
  • Treasurer - Cleve Len
  • Membership - Helen Perry
  • Membership Assistant - Angela Rioux
  • Social - Jeff Sharp
  • Social Assistant - Keith Gudmundson & Ryan Richichi
  • Golf - Hanif Hemani
  • Golf Assistant - Robin Claus & Thang Dinh
  • Sergeant at Arms - Tyson Nelkenbrecher & Don Ewart
  • Website Content - Martin Scheighardt
  • Website Newsletter - Cheryl Tuck-Tallon
  • Web Design & Programmer - Rick Carlson

Sergeant at Arms

Not recorded

Hidden Hand

Not recorded

Pot of Gold Winner

Not recorded

Next Meeting

2016-11-09 (7:22 a.m.)


October 12 2016

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Next meeting is elections and thus not open to non-members.  Because of that, there will not be any speaker at the next meeting.

Social Announcements

Not Recorded

General Announcements

Not Recorded

Speaker | Cheryl Tuck-Tallon | Spruce Gallery

Cheryl is our past president.  She previously worked in the group health coverage industry and decided many years ago to follow her heart and focus on being an artist.  Cheryl is very talented. We can see great changes in her work over the years.  Her works are truly beautiful and professional.

Sergeant at Arms

Not Recorded

Hidden Hand

Not Recorded

Pot of Gold Winner

Not Recorded

Next Meeting

2016-10-26 (7:22 a.m.)


September 28 2016

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Not Recorded

Social Announcements

Not Recorded

General Announcements

Not Recorded

Speaker | Kelly Kudryk | Kudryk Dental

Kelly joined the Breakfast Club a few years ago.  He and his wife, Joanne, are both dentists, although at different locations.  Kelly is located at 1121 Louise Ave, Saskatoon, just south of 8th Street.  Kelly recently renovated his entire premises, complete with new equipment.

Sergeant at Arms

Not Recorded

Hidden Hand

Not Recorded

Pot of Gold Winner

Not Recorded

Next Meeting

2016-10-12 (7:22 a.m.)


September 14 2016

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Not Recorded

Social Announcements

Not Recorded

General Announcements

Not Recorded

Speaker | Sharon Kaendo | Leisure Travel 2000

Sharon described her business, and then current trends in the travel industry.  River Cruises, among other trips, are popular lately.

Sergeant at Arms

Not Recorded

Hidden Hand

Not Recorded

Pot of Gold Winner

Not Recorded

Next Meeting

2016-09-28 (7:22 a.m.)


August 24 2016

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Guests are always welcome. Membership chairs, Helen and Angela would be happy to inform the Radisson of your guests' attendance a few days in advance of our next meeting. Email addresses are available at 722club.com/members.

Social Announcements

Announcing the 1st Annual Colliers Cup Street Hockey Tournament Sept 9th at 728 Spadina Cres. East Saskatoon. (We) ?

General Announcements

Saskatoon PhysioYoga will welcome educator and author, Erin Byron, MA, for 'Change Your Brain, Change Your Life,' a presentation on Neuroplasticity, September 3rd, Noon ?

Speaker | Jennifer Christian Bridge City Bookkeeping

Presentation topic centered on services they provide for Non-profit Organizations and Registered Charities. For-profit business trained individuals don't usually know how the books should look. BCB offers mobile services to train staff, organize files or procedures and help these groups of passionate individuals run their organizations within CRA regulations. For example: Honorariums must not exceed 500 dollars per person, per year or they must be treated as payrolled employees. Furthermore, payroll records must be kept on file FOREVER in case of future WCB claims. Gifts from an NPO such as free beers at a party must be accounted for. Sales tax for the item, (that has not been collected if it was free to the consumer) must be paid to the government by the organization. Jennifer's business partner DeAnne, has taken courses in government administration and can comfortably advise on Parliamentary Procedures and proper filing. When those rules are not followed, your audit fee will increase as your 'business risk' increases. 'You don't know, what you don't know' and their hearts are ready to help charities and NPO's in need of guidance.

Sergeant at Arms

Fines for latecomers, winners and retirees.

Hidden Hand

Rodney of One to One Courier was the Hidden Hand member today and collected fines from the following members for not greeting him by handshake prior to the start of today's meeting: Vic, Cleve, Don.

Pot of Gold Winner

Lyle Burkell has won a lovely bottle of wine and a

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2016-09-14 (7:22 a.m.)


June 29 2016

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

This is our last meeting until late August.  The 722 closes down for the summer months.

Social Announcements

Our annual golf tournament takes place today.

General Announcements

Not Recorded

Speaker | Brad Vinick | Greenbryre Golf

Brad gave us information about somewhat new changes to the Greenbryre Golf Club.  It is a 12 hold course instead of the traditional 18.  The game is shorter, allowing many who don't have time for a full gave of golf to still enjoy the sport. 

Sergeant at Arms

Not Recorded

Hidden Hand

Not Recorded

Pot of Gold Winner

Not Recorded

Next Meeting

2016-08-24 (7:22 a.m.)


June 08 2016

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Not Recorded

Social Announcements

Not Recorded

General Announcements

Not Recorded

Speaker | Rodney Spork & Marylou Balkwell | AED's

Rodey is literally the local "poster boy" for AED's in Saskatchewan.  An AED is an automated external defibrillator, the automated user-friendly device that may one day save your life or that of a colleague or person dear to you.  Marylou gave us a slideshow demonstration of all the various devices on the market (quite similar) and how to use them.  They are surprisingly smart and walk you thorugh the process of saving a life.  This is something everone should know how to do, and is worth taking a short course if you have not already.  Rodney spoke from first hand experience how it saved him.

Sergeant at Arms

Not Recorded

Hidden Hand

Not Recorded

Pot of Gold Winner

Not Recorded

Next Meeting

(7:22 a.m.)


May 25 2016

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Not Recorded

Social Announcements

Not Recorded

General Announcements

Not Recorded

Speaker | Jeff Sharp | Colony Coffee

Jeff talked to us largely about the coffee industry and where most of the world's coffee beans come from, fair trade and other matters.  

Sergeant at Arms

Not Recorded

Hidden Hand

Not Recorded

Pot of Gold Winner

Not Recorded

Next Meeting

2016-06-08 (7:22 a.m.)


May 11 2016

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Second membership reading for Erma from Scotiabank Small Business Solutions department. Social: July 11th, Monday BBQ at Don Ewart?

Social Announcements

Host a social at your workplace? Let the social guys know! Henif announces that the Golf Tournament sign-up sheet is out. We will depart at 9am, for a 5pm return to our cars (should we be capable of driving them). 29th of June! Sponsorship opportunities available, please email Henif or Jeff for further details.

General Announcements

Keith Moen, NSBA luncheon: Post Finance Report budget talk with Kevin, Friday June 3rd (see website).

Richard Kees with Canadian Red Cross: Leadership seminar provided by Express Employment was awesome, many thanks to Henif for the invitation. Red cross has received a lot of funding for Fort McMurry. Thank you to everyone who has contributed.

Milk chocolate almonds and pecans are being sold by Rodney Spork for his daughter?

Speaker | Greg White with McFaull Consulting

Greg is pleased speak about his new grandchild, his wife and two daughters before getting into a short talk on his career path and current work. Greg started out with TD bank. He joined McFaull Consulting 17 years ago this March. He knew the owner?

Sergeant at Arms

Very few fines today.

Hidden Hand

Monica!

Pot of Gold Winner

unrecorded.... ;/

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2016-05-25 (7:22 a.m.)


April 27 2016

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Not Recorded

Social Announcements

Not Recorded

General Announcements

Not Recorded

Speaker | Shawne Hancock | Anchor Management Solutions

Shawne described the various IT services their company can provide for Saskatchewan businesses.  Their hands on services are carried out by local experts on their team.  Systems monitoring takes place through a North American networks that can tell if anything has happened to your server and computers or needs attention 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Sergeant at Arms

Not Recorded

Hidden Hand

Not Recorded

Pot of Gold Winner

Not Recorded

Next Meeting

2016-05-11 (7:22 a.m.)


April 13 2016

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Not Recorded

Social Announcements

Not Recorded

General Announcements

Not Recorded

Speaker | Tyson Nelkenbrecher | Floor Coverings

Tyson gave us great information about the floor covering industry he works in, the various types of floor coverings available and what each type is or many not be suitable for.  Western Carpet One is a locally owned and operated flooring retail store servicing Saskatoon and area since 1974. We offer no charge estimates and full installation on all flooring, including carpet, hardwood, ceramic tile, vinyl, and laminate.

Sergeant at Arms

Not Recorded

Hidden Hand

Not Recorded

Pot of Gold Winner

Not Recorded

Next Meeting

2016-04-27 (7:22 a.m.)


March 23 2016

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Not Recorded

Social Announcements

Not Recorded

General Announcements

Not Recorded

Speaker | Don Ewert | Labour & Employee Relations

Don spoke to us about circumstances when a business faces unionization and labour relations issues that are realted to that.  I think the best summary would be that if you are faced with something like this, call on Don for help.

Sergeant at Arms

Not Recorded

Hidden Hand

Not Recorded

Pot of Gold Winner

Not Recorded

Next Meeting

2016-04-13 (7:22 a.m.)


March 09 2016

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

April 27th Potential New Member meeting. March 23rd Alternate Breakfast. Email your numbers for attendance to Helen by March 22nd please.

Social Announcements

Jeff sharp: Choir practice March 14th @ Radison Bar

General Announcements

Henif with Express Employment Professionals is hosting a leadership webcast, Wednesday, April 13th. Executive Coach, Marshall Goldsmith and Shaquille ?

Speaker | Kurt Blight with Crestview Auto

Curt Blight, a Journeyman since ?

Sergeant at Arms

Advertising and winning taxes. Richard and Tyson.

Hidden Hand

Thang. Got a few ?

Pot of Gold Winner

Greg White acquired a dental package of swag from

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2016-03-23 (7:22 a.m.)


February 24 2016

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Not Recorded

Social Announcements

Not Recorded

General Announcements

Not Recorded

Speaker | AGM | Annual General Meeting

Annual resolutions to approve:

  • Financial Statements presented by Greg White.  This will be his last year as he has volunteered to do it for so many terms.
  • Waiver of requirement for a Review or Audit
  • Other AGM Business matters

Sergeant at Arms

Not Recorded

Hidden Hand

Not Recorded

Pot of Gold Winner

Not Recorded

Next Meeting

2016-03-09 (7:22 a.m.)


February 10 2016

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Next meeting is our AGM to approve financial statements and other club business matters.

Social Announcements

Not Recorded

General Announcements

Not Recorded

Speaker | Linda Boryski | Physio Yoga Saskatoon

Physio Yoga Saskatoon, provides traditional physical therapy, as well as medical yoga therapy, theraputic yoga classes, and health and wellness workshops.

Sergeant at Arms

Not Recorded

Hidden Hand

Not Recorded

Pot of Gold Winner

Not Recorded

Next Meeting

2016-02-24 (7:22 a.m.)


January 27 2016

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Lyle, Club Secretary: Thanks for signing up to speak. Looking to get the future speakers list on the website for future referencing. Helen, Membership Chair: email her if you need anything or are unable to make meetings. Thank you for your Pot of Gold prize donations.

Social Announcements

Summer BBQ announcement from Jeff, Social Coordinator: Don will host again if no one else is willing/able. President?

General Announcements

none

Speaker | Richard Kies, Red Cross

Disaster Relief being their founding cause, the Red Cross has a second primary mission in their Respect Education. They have been campaigning this ?

Sergeant at Arms

Richard was too happy to give too many fines.... #lifewin

Hidden Hand

Robin was the hand left unshaken by our own good president, Monica Thomas. Dollar fine!

Pot of Gold Winner

Brenda won a Rider flag and lanyard.

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2016-02-10 (7:22 a.m.)


January 13 2016

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Monica Thomas, our new club President, states her goals for 2016. She will encourage more interaction time between members, either before or after the regularly scheduled speakers. Feb 24th will be our AGM breakfast so try not to bring guests to that meeting please. Giselle be sending around our Speaker?

Social Announcements

President?

General Announcements

Linda from Physioyoga, promotes her new introductory and intermediate classes. They have moved to Gray Avenue into the space where Bridge City Bookkeeping used to be. *Note?

Speaker | none today

Socializing time!

Sergeant at Arms

Tyson and Richard went ?

Hidden Hand

Giselle Howard (who has 'never been the hidden hand before') got a few people to pony up the pennies.

Pot of Gold Winner

Monika won a nice tall bottle of Lucky Bastard Dis

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2016-01-27 (7:22 a.m.)


December 09 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

2nd membership reading for Physioyoga owner, Linda Borski. Christmas event plugged and RSVP?

Social Announcements

none

General Announcements

Westmount community school enjoyed an EY sponsored, Care and Share Holiday Turkey lunch. Arts?

Speaker | Hanif Hemani, Owner of Express Employment Professionals - Saskatoon.

Hanif came to Canada in the early 70?

Sergeant at Arms

Angela fined for CEO abuse. Cleve?

Hidden Hand

Lyle Burkell has suffered an injury and is away, no hidden hand was appointed.

Pot of Gold Winner

Pot of gold winner was Milton! :) Dwight had donat

Continued....

?

Next Meeting

2016-01-13 (7:22 a.m.)


November 25 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Linda Boryski, PT with PhysioYoga Saskatoon ?

Social Announcements

Jeff is organizing another choir practice. Will email.

General Announcements

Richard with the Red Cross promotes their Campaign for Kids raffle; features early bird draw for $5,000. See Red Cross SK website. Star Wars jerseys for auction after Blades game. Artists Loft in retail mode until Dec 19th when they close for Xmas. Dec 2nd at Knox United, ?

Speaker | Karla, Mark and Joel from Sasktel, Stonebridge location:

IPhone: Apple is the most profitable company in the entire world. They have 15% global market share. The IPod product saved the company in hard times but the IPhone sent it to the ionosphere. Compelling as ONE product hard, and software. Split screen apps now work with IPhone. Used to be, you could only run one program at a time but now you can watch TV and cruise twitter. IPhone 6 is the fastest out there right now. Simple and understated.

Android is run on Google software. A similar experience and apps are available across many different devices. Google licenses out their tech for free so other companies can make phones to run their ware. Windows are getting back into the industry as well, but slowly. LG, HTC, and Samsung often present new phones on android tech for between 99$-$700. HTC has the best speakers. Samsung makes the best screens. Motorola makes a battery that lasts 2 to 3 days. Sony makes a waterproof phone! Software is infinity open to customization. Androids can often be set to make commands be gestures, or swipes, or different setups on screens and that. Tinkering is fun. Samsung hardware is high end - best in the world- but some people have difficulty with ?

Sergeant at Arms

Sargent: So many! :) Good job Milt. Top fleecing award.

Hidden Hand

Hidden hand was Lyle Burkell. Jack is remembered in a fond way.

Pot of Gold Winner

Milton won the pot draw for tickets to the game to

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2015-12-09 (7:22 a.m.)


November 10 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Stephen Klette with Homestead Electric and Ryan Richichi with Ideas Inc. presented with Code of Ethics bookmarks for the club. This code has helped us become the Longest Operating Business Networking Club in Saskatoon. Our Xmas Luncheon will benefit the KidSport charity on December 16th, beginning at 11am.

Social Announcements

Jeff Sharp, Colony Coffee/ Social Coordinator: Stay tuned for an event before Xmas.

General Announcements

Member and Veteran, Kelly Kudryk, Kudryk Dental, promotes event happening at the Spadina Legion involving a Big Band! Other Legion parties are also promoted. Artist?

Speaker | Robin Claus, RMT at EUROPEAN MASSAGE CLINIC

Member since 2013 and practicing since 2010, Robin now works exclusively at European Massage on Duchess Street. Dr. Yancy Orchard ?

Sergeant at Arms

Nothing recorded.Must have been a slow day for fines.

Hidden Hand

Brenda Thomsen got dollars out of a bunch of latecomers.

Pot of Gold Winner

Lionel Marcofski, Giselle?

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2015-11-25 (7:22 a.m.)


October 28 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Cheryl is awesome. Will take over as Past-president in 2016.

Membership: Ryan Richichi, Business Development Director at Ideas Inc. Full membership package presented. Check their snazzy website at http://ideasyxe.com for more information on how they can help you grow or establish your business.

Ian Howard, Saskatoon BLADES: November 1st event: The Blades are teaming up with the Saskatoon Open Door Society and Canadian Tire to bring newcomers to SaskTel Centre to learn about the game Canadians love.

Social Announcements

Wine tasting event at Brenda?

General Announcements

Leisure Travel 2000 on Quebec Ave is having an information night on Nov.12th at 7 to 9pm. Call or email Sharon to RSVP to hear about the Cook islands and Australia from Darcie Guarderas.

Giselle Howard, Sasktel: Looking for a new phone? In late November she will bebringing in a technical person to describe the options that are available and how you can make your selection. Nov.25th meeting, 2015.

Henif, with Express Employment Professionals presents, ?

Speaker | ELECTIONS 2015***

President ?

Sergeant at Arms

Minor fines today.

Hidden Hand

It was Robin - late - Yay! No fines today.

Pot of Gold Winner

Greg White won a wine opener from Brenda Thomsen,

Continued Election minutes and other news.....

Completing the un-determined length of term. Elected: Rick Carlson. Sarget at Arms (voting) ?

Next Meeting

2015-11-10 (7:22 a.m.)


October 14 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

48 members strong in the club: Darlene. Giselle gets props?

Social Announcements

Artist?

General Announcements

NSBA: (had another event but the time has passed) Next event is a luncheon with Mayor Don Atchison Thursday Nov 5. Register by calling their office. Sue Brooks thanks the club for their support while recovering from her health event over the past few months. Elections to take place at our next meeting Oct 28th ?

Speaker | Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000

Member since 1999; Married to Friets; Two Daughters; Two Grandchildren. Sharon?

Sergeant at Arms

nothing recorded

Hidden Hand

Don Ewart!

Pot of Gold Winner

Table book on travel from Sharon, and wine bag and

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2015-10-28 (7:22 a.m.)


September 23 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Cheryl carries on being our awesome president.

Social Announcements

Jeff in the planning phase.

General Announcements

Pot of gold donation items are required from the membership please. Revamped 'Pot of Gold' recap: end of the year draw for the wine/dinner/night at the Radisson Hotel.

Speaker | Everyone**

No speaker. Meeting was spent updating each other on our business activities and promotions coming this fall.

Ian Howard, Giselle?

Sergeant at Arms

none

Hidden Hand

Hidden hand: Mike Jenkins fines the late comers and slackers for not shaking his hand.

Pot of Gold Winner

Please bring prizes. 10$ Tim cards or whatever is

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2015-10-07 (7:22 a.m.)


June 24 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Exec: JR on Golf: July 8th. 27 people on the bus so far. Book your spa services.

Social Announcements

Social: BeerMeatsva event on Monday July 20th. No weekend excuses. 10 bucks for ribs. BYOB/C.

General Announcements

Palm Springs timeshare available from Monica. Email for dates and dee'ts.

Tanya Brittain is holding her annual fundraiser for Interval and Adel house.

Dwight Buckle retiring this fall at 58.

Black Spruce Gallery looks amazing lately with some abstracts on display.

Speaker | Jeff Sharp with Colony Coffee

Jeff Sharp is a trained Barito and has spent 11 years at Colony Coffee. The main owner started the company in Regina in 1985. Office coffee delivery is half of their business. They offer free delivery. Restaurant service is another division, providing everything a Starbucks can offer, to small retailers. They also do service for 99% of the Starbucks equipment in SK.

Water coolers with fancy filters are highlighted today instead of coffee. Ion model is much more sanitary than ordinary water jugs. The water pathway is sealed and pressurized until the water is in your cup. No stagnant tub to collect dust in this model. 20 feet of coil run through an ice bank offering unlimited cold water. No room temperature ambient water when you're the 5th person in line. His staff can come to service it when the blinking light indicated that the filter has expired. No cleaning required. Boasts a half micron sized filter so that even cryptosporidium is removed but it leaves the natural minerals in the water. The machine has options to come with hot water and with a child lock. It can be customized further to dispense sparking water, or flavor enhancers. It has a sleep mode with light sensors to detect when the office is closed to save power. Also provided at Colony Coffee: K cups, Kureg machine service, beans in portioned packs, and teas; as well as an alternative to Kureg: a commercial system: Flavia by Mars. Brand new website is now running so check them out mobile friendly at www. ColonyCoffee .com.

Sergeant at Arms

Milton: talking about naked men tax. New member tax.

Hidden Hand

Henif!

Pot of Gold Winner

Pete Thompson won a sweet tea flavor syrup.

New Membership Packages Presented to:

Shawn, Henif, and Angela. Bylaws and code of ethics. Longest standing networking club in Saskatoon at 31 years and counting. Shawn: 700 employee-strong company with 130 on call at their help desk and 9 people in Saskatoon for your IT solutions. Henif: Temp?

Next Meeting

2015-08-26 (7:22 a.m.)


June 10 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Membership Announcement from Darlene at Mr. Print and Print West: 2nd Reading for Angela with Wolfecroft Signs. Congratulations to Henif with Express Employment, now a full club member.

Thanks go out to Mike for organizing the ?

Social Announcements

Jeff Sharp, Colony Coffee/Social Coordinator: Beer-Meat-sva BBQ! BYOB 10$/person to help with food costs. Please also bring an appetizer or desert. Kids and spouses welcome. BYO chairs please and sign up with Jeff by email if you haven?

General Announcements

TD sponsors the Pride Festival?

Speaker | Jennifer Christen, Founding Partner at Bridge City Bookkeeping

She and her business partner, in August of 2011, started the company in their basements while working for someone else. After 8 name searches with the ISC they found the perfect one and started running with it. Of their initial five clients, many were bars (read, crazy messy books). They soon opened an office on St George and in November of 2012 moved to their current space on Gray Ave going from one employee, to 3 full time people as well as the two partners themselves. Personal resume: Dale Carnige classes, administration collage, Experienced with quick books. Her partner Deanne is a U of R grad with a government operations certificate. land administration certificate and is a notary public. They only like to hire staff that know as much, or more than the owners. Bookkeepers need insurance, appropriate licenses and verifiable resumes. Jennifer and her team pride themselves on being Professionals. ?

Sergeant at Arms

Fines for missing the introduction of oneself. Knee knocking fine. (Oh my! )

Hidden Hand

A few fines for the hidden handshakes missed.

Pot of Gold Winner

Soap and lip balm from Paddockwood Brewery goes to

NEXT week is the LAST meeting for the summer.

Breakfasts resume AUG 26th, the 4th wednesday in August after our lovely summer.

Next Meeting

2015-06-24 (7:22 a.m.)


May 27 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Membership Announcements: 1st reading for Angela with Wolfecroft signs. 3rd and final reading for Hanif with Express Employment.

Cheryl: 5 new members it looks like this year. Great job everyone. You're all challenged to bring in one person. Cheryl complimented Mike's attention to detail and ability to step back and let others be the stars.

Social Announcements

Jeff Sharp Social announcements: BBQ July 20th Monday night. Rain or shine at Don Ewart?

General Announcements

Friday dog days of May at Milton?

Speaker | Mike Jenkins with Husky Athletics

Mike was born in Thompson, and raised in Saskatoon. A University of Regina grad. He's been married 20 years to his wife and has 2 teenagers. Mike has been with the Huskies for 5 yrs. His history includes 15 years working in the Western Hockey League. His main job is managing the business of the 15 teams at the U of S. This translates to over 400 student athletes. Mike is a huge sports fan and has been a member of the 722 Breakfast Club since 2000. Presentation is in the form of a Game!! Trivia against the other tables. Last Husky team to win CIS national competition? Men's 2010. 2 FORMER Huskies that landed jobs in Professional Hockey? Todd McLellan and Mike Babcock. What year did the Huskies last host the Vanier cup? 06. Vs. Laval. Epic scene unfolded where a ball EXPLODED AT practice due to cold. Legendary. Attendance record set in 2014. 40 thousand at a game! CJWW is new broadcast partner: with the voice of Dave Thomas. Of the 15 teams there are 3 that are financially pulling the load at the U of S. Charts were shown to highlight the disparity between UofS vs. UofR. The Huskie home games will have a greater tailgating scene this year. Come out before the games for Rally Alley! Dr. Don?

Sergeant at Arms

Fines: For not introducing themselves prior to speaking; None for kids table, and none for the silly minute taker that noted May27th as last meeting. Woops! Great attendance today Team!

Hidden Hand

Hidden hand from Bridge City Bookkeeping, Jennifer.

Pot of Gold Winner

Mike had some swag to give out and the winner was

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2015-06-09 (7:22 a.m.)


May 13 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Golf Coordinator John Ross: Spa dates reservations are available up until 2 weeks before July 8th Golf Day. 11am to about 3pm reserved. Sponsors so far announced; Joe, Milton and Cheryl. Book your spot on the bus. Only 50 seats available. We need bus sponsors please. 1200$ full bus fee.

Darlene from Mr. Print and Print West, Membership coordinator. Prospective members to be conflict-screened through Darlene. Target occupations list is available from Darlene.

Social Announcements

Jeff Sharp with Colony Coffee, Social Announcements: BBQ July 20th at Don Ewart?

General Announcements

Marquis Downs beginning its season at the end of the month. No fee for entry. Great fun.

Milton promotes his event The Dog Days of May. Minimum $25 donation to Saskatoon SPCA is your session fee. Call 306-955-2200 to book your time slot. Milton?

Speaker | Mayor Don Atchison, City of Saskatoon

A former goal tender with the Saskatoon Blades. He is the longest serving mayor in Saskatoon?

Sergeant at Arms

Zinger to Milton for soap boxing about the Community garden he's so proud of. :) Failure to introduce self before speaking: Many missed that today.

Hidden Hand

Hidden hand Dwight Buckle. Caught many people for not shaking his hand.

Pot of Gold Winner

woops.. missed it today.

Other Business

Last meeting of summer business year is next week.

Next Meeting

2015-05-27 (7:22 a.m.)


April 08 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Golfing location TBA. Three months to decide by July 8th. The bus is booked, so look forward to it.

Our May meeting will be host to Saskatoon Mayor Don Atchison. This would be a good meeting to bring a guest to.

Social Announcements

Monday July 20th BBQ at Don Ewart?

General Announcements

Giselle Howard with Sasktel: 4G network has expanded into more resort communities and there are more on the way. There is a new billing system in the works for wireless customers. The service would provide automated calling, rather than physical people calling you when your data bill gets too high. (Thank you CRTC! ;)) The system will also allow you to manually set a billing amount to not exceed for data charges. Big changes for the 300 staff members so please bear with them.

Thurs April 30th brings around the 15th Annual Dogs Breakfast fundraiser for U of S football scholarships. Speaker: Rony Lott, former NFL defensive back and football hall of famer. They expect to serve over 2000 people at Prairieland Park. Tickets available at usask.ca/online/dogsbreakfast.php

NSBA?

Speaker | Greg White with McFaal Consulting

Introduction by Cheryl Tuck-Talon is warm and reminiscent of when Cheryl joined the club 15 years ago. She paints Greg as the glue behind the club.

Greg gives a brief history of his life and family, wife Lorna and gown children. He stayed in touch with McFaal after University. Greg transitioned into the business after 15 years in banking. McFaal opened in 1955 as a farm estate planning business with the goal of answering the question of ?

Sergeant at Arms

Clarence and Milton carried on being awesome and razzing folks for various reasons to collect for our charity fund.

Hidden Hand

Jeff Sharp for Colony Coffee was the hidden Hand. He shook with everyone due to our wedding procession around the table today.

Pot of Gold Winner

No pot of gold today. Please bring prizes. 10$ Ti

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2015-04-22 (7:22 a.m.)


March 25 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

John Ross announces July 8th as our Mystery Golf Tour date. Sponsorship notices to be emailed soon for the bus and other party favors. Personal challenge reiterated by Cheryl to bring in one new member each. Let's keep Darlene on her toes!

Social Announcements

Jeff is away.

General Announcements

Girl Guide cookies are here! Call guide house if you don?

Speaker | Don Ewart Advanced Labour Solutions

An effective manager is just that. He or she is not the workforce that handles everything. Don?

Sergeant at Arms

Clarence and Milton charge Clarence for a long Pearl, Steve for the game losses, Cheryl for having a ?

Hidden Hand

DOUBLE trouble from two hidden hands, Helen and Jennifer. Got 3 people.

Pot of Gold Winner

Pot of gold package from Jeff at Colony Coffee: W

See Don's company website at

www.laboursolutions.com

Next Meeting

2015-04-08 (7:22 a.m.)


March 11 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Save the date reminder from Cheryl, in Golf Coordinator, John Ross?

Social Announcements

Save the date - early July, GOLF!

General Announcements

Leadership Saskatoon announcement from Giselle Howard, Sasktel: Website nomination forms are now open. Giselle invites us to ask her about it if we have any questions. Cheryl notes how talented and busy Giselle is with her career, other service and business clubs; and her amazing singing voice. She recently gave our hometown hockey crowd a wonderful rendition of O Canada.

Sue Brooks thanks the club for the flowers delivered after the recent death of her father.

Speaker | Tyson N. with Western Carpet One

Darlene presents Tyson with new member package now that he is a full member. Bio: Born and raised in Esterhazy. He played

Sergeant at Arms

Took it easy on folks.

Hidden Hand

None assigned.

Pot of Gold Winner

Winner of coffee and t shirt today: Brenda Thomson

Other Business

New pot of gold scheme recap: 20$ for full year?

Next Meeting

2015-03-26 (7:22 a.m.)


February 25 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Membership: List from Darlene highlighting our the vacant categories. Reminder, that we have all been assigned a goal of bringing one new member to the club this year, is given. New member welcomed: Tyson from Western Carpet One will be voted in by the Executive at the end of the regular meeting today.

Social Announcements

Social: Jeff promotes the next socail event at Coast Wholesale. Perry re-itterates that food will be served all day but the drink come out at 6pm next week, Thursday March 5th. ;)

General Announcements

Steve Hogle updates us on the Blade's recent event. 6000 Children attended the Team Up for Respect event to promote anti-bulling. See upcoming events at saskatoonblades.com Richard Kees with Canadian Red Cross. Day of Pink celebrations begin today Feb 25th. Ordering opportunity still available for April 1st event. Call Richard for details of sponsorships available. Cherry Insurance, Lyle Bauer: Sponsoring some of the Blues Fest events. Call for a few tickets if you want to go to anything.

Speaker | AGM

Cheryl Tuck-Tallon, our President, thanks us for our suggestions for the bylaw review. Our revised code of conduct has been our guiding light. A new code of conduct was required as it uses current, updated language. She and the rest of the Board are very pleased with it. Lyle Burkell, Secretary and Bylaw Review Committee Chair: Move to accept actions of the Executive over the last year. Moved, Seconded, and Passed unanimously. Two larger bylaw changes: Code of Conduct, and Membership Classes of Active and Social. Moved, second, both passed. Bylaw 9, Eligibility of Membership: Move to strike the 'no dual club membership' bylaw. Larger businesses present here cannot be expected to ONLY be involved with the 722. 10a Bylaw: If a member should expand their services, they are bound to inform the club membership of the change at least twice. We intend to change the bylaw to read that the information be passed on 'by email news letter' rather than paper news letter. Further to that, our minutes must have a physical copy printed off and filed in a minute book and kept by the club; especially the AGM and election minutes from voting in a new executive. Bylaw 40, Voting and Non-voting Executive Members: Add to voting list the Golf and Social Chairs as well as the Sargent at Arms. We don't want too many people required to make a vote happen but it seems silly to exclude these members. Bylaw 43a: Delinquent payments are those at fault for more than 30 days. We will increase to 60 days for vacation considerations. 43c: We shall allow 5 absences or 25% of meetings with calls or email explanation of absence without an Alternate present. ALL Moved, Seconded. Passed. These changes will be submitted to our lawyer for 'legal jargan-ization' before being submitted to the appropriate regulatory body for filing.< Club Financial Report from Greg White: Profit and Loss 2014; Summary of Revenue an Expense Comparative 2013/14 to Projected 2015/16; Dec. 31st Balance Sheet. Report Summary: We will attempt to stay below 15 k to avoid CRA scrutiny. (Although below $15k we incur small bank fees.) Break even will be attempted with paid social events and sponsors. Just eight new members would make this minor projected deficit disappear. We have had a luxurious few years, but will now transition into frugality to maintain our balance. Moved as submitted, 2nd, carried.

We can submit the books for audit. Kelly Kudryk moved to forgo, Richard Kees second, unanimous approval ?

Sergeant at Arms

Kelly Kudryk collected for hidden hand. CHERYL will appointment the hidden member each meeting.

Hidden Hand

Sargent Clarence: aggressive questions on the finance for MANY dollar dollar coins ya'll.

Pot of Gold Winner

Pot of Gold Recap on the scheme. $20 for whole yea

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2015-03-11 (7:22 a.m.)


February 11 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Greg White Treasurer: Membership dues are all paid.

AGM next meeting, please review our bylaws.

Social Announcements

Jeff tells us there are over 40 people signed up. Please pay money at the door for the event on Thursday from 7 to 10pm.

General Announcements

Victor Boryski was the Kovbasa King at the annual Ukrainian Garlic Sausage competition this February 5th. Congratulations!

Bill Brooks of Eklectic Inc.announces the Leadership Saskatoon is now accepting nominations for their award. Due April 1st, see website, www.leadershipsaskatoon.com to nominate. (Sponsorship provided by Cherry Insurance ?

Speaker | Winston Blake: Restorative Action Program (RAP)

Established 10 years ago by Mr. Blake and the Rotary Clubs of Saskatoon at Mount Royal School, this program tackles bullying, home issues, and provides a liaison for the students without too much formality. A stirring parallel is drawn between our community and the social sphere of the Musi warriors in Africa. They ask each other, ?

Sergeant at Arms

Steve fined for player trades/ Velcro names. Presented a signed mini stick from 722 members.

Hidden Hand

Jeff only missed one late arrival, Steve Hogle.

Pot of Gold Winner

Rodney Spork won wine and chocolate!

Pearls of Wisdom

Don't ask about surprise parties for your birthday.

Next Meeting

(7:22 a.m.)


February 10 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Bring your Alternate Day: March 23rd

Recruitment Day / Bring a Guest: April 27th

Next meeting 02/24 AGM hosted by Greg White.

Social Announcements

none

General Announcements

Bill Brooks, Leadership Saskatoon. Nominations closing soon for Community Leader Saskatoon, 2015. He is recruiting YOU as a NOMINATORS. Support community leaders. Pink Day in SK is on Feb 24th to support changing our culture around bullying. The Red Cross has been sold out of pink t-shirts. See their website for downloadable resources Redcross.Ca/pinkdaysk

Speaker | Linda Boryski - Saskatoon PhysioYoga

Natalie Bishop, Occupational and Medical Yoga Therapist, starts our presentation with a deep breathing exercise. She explains: As the rib cage expands, it triggers the Valgus nerve to stimulate the Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) rather than the ?

Sergeant at Arms

Mike fined for handshaking like "the crusher".

Hidden Hand

Went unrecorded.

Pot of Gold Winner

Donation made for today?

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2016-02-24 (7:22 a.m.)


January 28 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Greg White, Treasurer; reminds us to pay our dues, due before Friday at the end of this month.

Membership Chair, Ms. Darlene Danyliw: 1st membership reading for Western Carpet One?

Social Announcements

Jeff Sharp, Social Chair: Party update for Prairie Sun Brewery Tour. If you would like to sponsor the food or wine please contact him. Sign-up sheet passed around. There is a 70 person maximum so spouses and guests are welcome at $25/person for food and beer pairings Feb 19th.

General Announcements

Perry Schwark at Coast Wholesale Appliance is having a grand opening party to unveil their new showroom. Email announcement will follow for this March 5th afternoon, ?

Speaker | None Today, Just Visiting!

Warm Wishes from Cheryl who is away in Cabo. ;)

Sergeant at Arms

A small bounty today from the lone Clarence on the job. Milton is also away on vacation. (:o Gasp! Does ANYONE work though winter?!)

Hidden Hand

It was Robin! Way to go arriving safe and slow on the snow today guys - $5 of snow shoveling taxes collected.

Pot of Gold Winner

Ms. Robin Claus, RMT is the happy new owner of a b

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2015-02-11 (7:22 a.m.)


January 14 2015

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Darlene will email our past members to notify them of their eligibility for new the Social Membership category. Next club AGM will be held the 2nd week in February. Please review our current bylaws before that meeting. They can be found on our website.

Social Announcements

Sasktel Blades night Friday Jan 17th. Our generous Sasktel sponsor provided booth is full but email Steve Hogle if you want to go and he might be able to hook you up. Friday is Las Vegas night with a chance to win a trip and everyone will enjoy a special performance from ?

General Announcements

Keith Moen, MSBA announces their Annual Business Builder?

Speaker | Cheryl Tuck-Tallon 2015 President of the 722

Cheryl Tuck-Tallon takes the speaker?

Sergeant at Arms

Clarence and Milton charge for late arrivals; Steve for not wishing the crowd a Merry Xmas at the game.

Hidden Hand

We missed reassigning last year. Robin Claus, note taker extraordinaire, to re-assign a member.

Pot of Gold Winner

BBQ sauce and a cookbook provided by our friends a

Membership Chair

Sunrise Publishing has withdrawn membership for this year, so we have lost our Mr. Nathan Hurst. Shawn Hancock with Anchor Management Solutions is back for his 1st reading for membership today.

Next Meeting

2015-01-28 (7:22 a.m.)


December 10 2014

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

If you can, please pay your 2015 dues at that time as well. $441 with GST included is the standard membership fee now. Roger: Announces another new position with a Ceramic and Tile company as the Manitoba and Saskatchewan Rep. 7 months of work was dashed recently due to partner greed that he is disappointed about, but life moves on. He has had 4 years of great encouragement and support from the club and would like to express his thanks. Gives an Epic Toast and we all raise our glasses to the future with him.

Lyle passed out the 2015 speaker sign-up sheet. Part of our club success is speaking and letting others know what we do, as well as supporting each other and growing as business people.

Social Announcements

Xmas Luncheon starts at 11:30 am Wednesday, Dec 17th. Free parking at the Radisson lot ?

General Announcements

Milton: So many fines paid for his woopsies on his choir practise date planning. January choir practice TBA. Milton went to shovel Cheryl?

Speaker | Brenda Thomsen: Harvest Brewing Company and Harvest Vintners

Wine and food pairings will be discussed! At her 8th street location they can make your wine for you or you can buy your kits at either location. Red with red meat and white with white meat do not need to be solid rules any more. Feel free to try a variety of different wines as they can taste different to every individual?

Sergeant at Arms

Cheryl writes a check. Brenda didn't bring wine samples (!). Don and Steve each take one for question planting.. again.. cough cough?

Hidden Hand

No one comes forward. Will reassign for 2015.

Pot of Gold Winner

For $5 to Jennifer will go the SPCA

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2015-01-14 (7:22 a.m.)


November 26 2014

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Quick Financial Report: Greg White: We will have reduced the balance in our account by 5k this year. Much was spent on our Golf Trip and the 30th party; As well as renewing the website. 42 members now. Projections suggest another loss of 6k. Dues will go up slightly next year. It was $350 if paid early or $400. Will now be $420 each with no discount. We feel it is till quite reasonable for our great breakfasts that the Radisson Hotel hooks us up with and then only charge us for people who attend, not the projected number. Compliments from the peanut gallery on his quick and easy to understand report. FYI: it has been 2 years since last dues increase. Milton: Choir practice scheduling, TBA.

Social Announcements

  • 45$ Xmas Party Guest fee. Tammy Forester for Ron Macdonald House will be our speaker on Wednesday the 17th. The kids all want to take home Lego from their Toy Room. Please bring in some sets for donation on the 17th.
  • Milton: Choir practice scheduling, TBA. Cheryl reminds us that we want to do drinks at members businesses sometimes. We as the club would contribute to the party of course.

General Announcements

A call for silent auction items for SPCA donation at BRIDGE CITY BOOKKEEPING'S Xmas party. Will come pickup. Please email Jennifer Chirsten to donate. Sue Brooks for BPW silent auction, requests items as well. If you can attend the BPW fundraiser please buy tickets online on BPW'S website. Cheryl's The Artists Loft off broadway opening gala invited were distributed for Nov 28th. She and her peers have adopted 10 families in Cabo and any funds raised will go to support their rebuilding efforts.

Speaker | Steve Hogle President of the Saskatoon Blades

Steve introduced us to the new faces of his management team. Of special note is Colin Priestner, as Managing Partner. He brings a great freshness to the club. In revitalizing the brand, the management knew that the hockey part cannot be changed; But the business is able to change. They are working to inspired a new culture. They want to be putting the players first, and hockey second. Only 5% of AHL players go to NHL. Steve wants to help ready them for other opportunities in life and create strong characters. This is a critical component to their philosophy. ?

Sergeant at Arms

Fines given for long Jacks of the Days; for no introduction of a guest; Puppetteering/q. asking from the audience during the talk. Rodney; late due to train...we feel his pain...the fine? Restrained.

Hidden Hand

Not recorded.

Pot of Gold Winner

Darlene for 7$ John Ross won blades tickets.

Compliments for Steve and the Blades

Giselle complimented the organization. She works with them to sell 50/50 tickets and will announce another unique venture between Sasktel and the Blades in the near future. Robin silently compliments the Blade's great website. It was full of interesting information but was still super easy to navigate for fact checking;)

Next Meeting

2014-12-10 (7:22 a.m.)


November 12 2014

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Lyle Burkell: Jack Award for Member of the Year Nominatinos need to be made. Some words about the club co-founder: He was proud to be a part of the naval reserve, a Veteran, and downtown business Association member. A man who stood tall. The winner will be the one who, this year, has embodied Jack?

Social Announcements

Xmas Lunch Party is Dec 17th.SAVE THE DATE! Bring a guest, new member or spouse. Numbers to Giselle for the hotel as soon as possible please by email.

General Announcements

Is your business Incorporated? If you get a T4 from your company you must now pay WCB for yourself. Today Lyle Burkell is celebrating his 1st Alive Birthday after the terrible MVA last year. ?

Speaker | none today :(

Endorsements: Don for Lyle Burkell?

Sergeant at Arms

One for leaving early and a few others?

Hidden Hand

Helen collected some dollars!

Pot of Gold Winner

KEITH GUDMUNSON 2$

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2014-11-26 (7:22 a.m.)


October 22 2014

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Membership: Jennifer Christan is now a full member.

Social Announcements

...

General Announcements

Endorsements: Cheryl endorses Robin?

Speaker | Election Meeting, no speaker

Monica Thomas Vice President acclaimed. Nominations cease. Milton and Perry vote to accept and second.

Membership Chair Darlene Danyliw acclaimed. Nominations cease Giselle and Dwight vote to accept and second. Assistant Membership will be Giselle.

New Social Chair is now Jeff Sharp with assistant Jana. Clarence and Milton vote to accept and second.

Roger Addison will be stepping down for a leave of absence and Cheryl will be stepping up to be President now.

Sergeant at Arms

Barry had the hidden hand.

Hidden Hand

...

Pot of Gold Winner

Don Ewart

Pearls of Wisdom

Pat Wallin: If people don?

Next Meeting

2014-11-12 (7:22 a.m.)


October 08 2014

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Pat: Elections at next meeting Oct 22nd. Pat quickly rand though the nominations made and the vacancies open. Keith Moen promotes the volunteer opportunity available here. Take the time. Sign up. Membership: 2nd reading for our new bookkeeper, Jennifer Christan.

Social Announcements

45 people are registered for the dinner and comedy night. Email soon to get on the list to attend.

General Announcements

Robin the Massage Therapist urges the group to support the legislation of her practice in Saskatchewan. The proposed law is with the government now and if regulated, the Collage would have the power to stop those who violate our Code of Ethics from practicing.

Speaker | Dr. Vera Pezer of the U of S Alumni

She talks first about her nervousness and indecision on what to talk about. Pat advised her to talk about her philanthropic endeavors. ?

Sergeant at Arms

Kelly Kudrick spoke up as he was late and fined himself. Fine free day proclaimed by Lyle. Fines are doubling from now on however... yay... slow clap.

Hidden Hand

Someone was... ha ha missed taking that down... they better pass it on... **shakes fist menacingly**

Pot of Gold Winner

Darlene won $5. Donated it back.

Pearls of Wisdom:

Mike Jenkins: Play hard work hard.

Jana Ellis: Enjoy everyday life, don't take yourself too seriously.

Clarence?

Next Meeting

2014-10-22 (7:22 a.m.)


September 24 2014

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Pat Wallin announces that the nomination forms are now on your tables and the positions available have been sent out via email this week. You will receive gentle nudges for the vacant positions if not filled by next meeting. ;) Roger Addison is absent today at a funeral in Manitoba and we wish him well. Cheryl is chairing the entire meeting today as vice president.

Membership: 1st reading for our new bookkeeper Jennifer Christian. 3rd and final reading for Steve Hogle with Saskatoon Blades.

Social Announcements

Sharon reminds us to get our RSVP in for the early bird price on event tickets for the Oct 24th 30th anniversary party with our current and retired membership. Committee consists of Brenda, Mike, Greg and Sharon. Please pay soon or whenever you can but RSVP today to hold your spot.

General Announcements

Milton remarks on how beautiful the trees are and how picturesque your family portrait could be framed by nature?

Speaker | Robin Claus, RMT @ Orchard Holistic Chriopractic Care and European Massage Clinic

You get one body in this life ?

Sergeant at Arms

none recorded

Hidden Hand

Rick Carlson

Pot of Gold Winner

Milton

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2014-10-08 (7:22 a.m.)


September 10 2014

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

The club will be holding elections on Oct 22nd. This is the meeting directly before the night of the party. Pat will be milling around and chatting you up to see if you are interested in a position. She wants a mix of new people and longtime members. Service can be very rewarding and you will be making a difference in the club you value and enjoy. Lyle the Secretary on the Bylaw Review Committee: by Oct 8th the hope to have all ammendments set for club approval. Please bring him your concerns before we bring the documents to our lawyer for approval. President Roger Addison: Commends the membership for their adherence to the bylaw of emailing the club when they are unable to make the meetings. Membership Chair Giselle announcements: Second reading for Steve Hogle?

Social Announcements

Mike reminds us that RSVP emails are expected for the 30th Anniversary event. Early bird prices end at date of next 722 meeting, Sept 24th. It was voted approved by the club so he expects to be flooded with emails this week. Please do invite guests as well. Current members, past members, spouses and guests are all invited to share in the spectacular evening our four past presidents have organized. See promotional flyer on tables.

General Announcements

Jeff Sharp with Colony Coffee: Pumpkin Spice Kcups are in. Greg says Vanilla Latte is a big hit in his office. :)

Speaker | Lyle Burkell of Saskatoon Funeral Homes

The dying cannot do a bigger disrespect to the living than to say, ?

Sergeant at Arms

Rodney for a bad memory! Cheryl for almost missing member endorsements; Len Romanski for messing up Steve Hogle?

Hidden Hand

Rodney thought he had one guy but there was a disputed and he admitted to remembering incorrectly.

Pot of Gold Winner

Donation of about $2.50 was made by agreement from

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2014-09-24 (7:22 a.m.)


August 27 2014

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

A by-law Review Committee has been formed. Please email Lyle Burkell with any suggestions for revision. A presentation will be made to the club in October. Cheryl received word just now that her granddaughter has been born. :) She started crying a little bit.

Membership: Giselle reminds us that different readings will take place if your membership category changes. For example: Roger is now with Direct Home Solutions in the category of Flooring. His 3 readings are complete with that new company and category even though he is a long time member.

1st reading today for Steve Hogle from Saskatoon Blade and Bookkeeper Jennifer Christen. Also 1st reading for Keith Gudmunson's new business name.

Social Announcements

Sharon announces 722 Club's 30th Anniversary Comedy and 80's Dance night! Tickets are 60$ for members and Guests until SEPT. 27th. The club is subsidizing this event but it has been organized by our past membership. Hope to see everyone there. Email michael.jenkins(at)usask.ca or call 306-966-1108 to confirm your attendance and pay your ticket fees to Mike or Sharon. See flyer.

General Announcements

Steve Hogle for Saskatoon Blades updates us on the Saskatoon Blades. They have a new general manager and many other staff. Bob Woods comes to the team from the NHL and he hails from Leroy, SK. Jeff Sharp has a new delivery guy on staff. Jeff's wife Barb has been tested and is now in remission, free of Cancer. :) Giselle with SaskTel is happy to announce that they have won a JD Power and Assoc. Award for the 3rd year in a row for Western Canadian Category of Full Service Telecommunications. Also that the Credit Union Centre will as of October 1st be known as the SaskTel Centre. A ten year agreement was just struck with the City of Saskatoon, and the Saskatchewan Place Association. Dwight Buckle of TD Canada Trust is pleased to announce that they have been awarded Best Customer Service award over the 5 other major Canadian Banks. Jeff Ford with the Lions Group attended as a guest.

Speaker | none

No Speaker today. We were all just busy visiting and updating each other on important things.

Sergeant at Arms

The Lyles fined Cheryl a $20 late fine, Rodney for ordering people around, and Giselle for coming dressed up when she is currently on vacation.

Hidden Hand

Clarence. No fines.

Pot of Gold Winner

Giselle won, donated back to the pot.

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2014-09-10 (7:22 a.m.)


May 14 2014

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

John Ross ?

Social Announcements

Social Position still needs to be filled.

General Announcements

Robin will be sending an email out for the Massage Therapist's association to solicit partners in an Affinity program. Businesses would be promoted to the Massage Therapists of SK in return for preferred pricing on products. (alliteration ?

Speaker | Keith Moen Executive Director of NSBA

Keith began the address by giving us some history on the North Saskatoon Business Association. The lobby group originally formed to persuade the municipal government to place the North Battleford highway to intersect with Idylwyld. After that accomplishment in the mid 60's the group was dormant into the early 70's when common interests in infrastructure design for the emerging north end brought them back together. NSBA's other accomplishments include: establishing the TCUP at it's downtown location, designing bus routes for the North Industrial area. The city has grown tremendously in business productivity, GDP and population in the last several years. With continued participation from the membership, the NSBA hopes to remain at the helm of change for an even more prosperous Saskatoon. Pam Kenny continued the presentation. As the former Executive Director's Executive Assistant and current Member Services staff member, Pam has been involved at the NSBA for a few years and cannot say enough positive things about it.

Sergeant at Arms

Lots of fines handed out. Go Lyle Go ?

Hidden Hand

There may have been one... notes lost. (shakes fist at her new Samsung phone)

Pot of Gold Winner

none...?

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2014-05-28 (7:22 a.m.)


April 23 2014

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Membership attendance update from Giselle. Roger announces that Shirley has served the club for twenty years now.

Don Ross announces the Elk ridge golf and spa day will be July 9th. July 9th!!! Fill that bus!!

Social Announcements

Roger announces that we need someone to step up and take over Scott's position as Social

General Announcements

Milton's dog days of June 25th. Make a donation to the SPCA for your photography session fee, then buy your photos after helping animals in need. His son Darby has opened the Riversdale Deli on Ave A and 20th street and he is very proud. Wants us all to go down there and check it out.

Keith from NSBA: Expect a call from him to join his other club. Cheryl : 1st Saskatoon art show!! Sunday May 4 7 to 9 Prairie Star Gallery. Don is selling a Nissan Ultima.

Speaker | Farnham Farrurh from Sasktel

Sasktel is now a Telecom, as well as an information technology company. Converging IT and wired services. They have the biggest 3G and data networks where you can expect the right solutions at the right time. Partner with Sasktel and be done, let them handle your business communication needs. How important is data to your business? Sasktel has CCIE certification from CISCO . ?

Sergeant at Arms

Lone Lyle Bauer: no fines for today in honor of the club?

Hidden Hand

Hidden hand from Darlene ha ha!!! Got a half dozen.

Pot of Gold Winner

None?

Other Business

A call to review and update our club's by-laws has been put forth by Brenda. The executive has yet to meet on the subject.

Next Meeting

2014-05-14 (7:22 a.m.)


April 22 2014

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

May 13th next meeting we will host Mayor Don Atchison. Feel free to bring a guest. Email Darlene your guest numbers so Patty can inform the Radisson staff.

Greg White on the federal budget announcements: The government has proposed removing the inter-corporation dividend deduction. (essentially?

Social Announcements

July 20th BBQ at Don Ewarts place.

John Ross: golf announcement emailed out for sponsorship requests. 50 ppl max. We?

General Announcements

Membership: 1st reading for Hanif Hemani, owner of Express Employment Professionals.

Speaker | none today :(

Unfortunately missing our Speaker today, we each discussed: What does summer do for your business? How do you change? Many of us said business was slower and there was more golfing and vacation time. Priorities change for many.

Sergeant at Arms

Clarence and Milton : Executive movement fine for Cheryl: NOV 11TH meeting changes to Nov 10h to avoid service conflict. Hanif got fined for sitting beside his sponsor again, Mr. Thang Dinh.

Hidden Hand

Rodney was hidden hand. Got Shalene, Martin, and Cheryl.

Pot of Gold Winner

Went unrecorded sorry :/

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2015-05-13 (7:22 a.m.)


April 09 2014

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

From Our President : Social coordinator Scott Mamer from Jubillee Ford will be stepping down from the club and his position ?

Social Announcements

From Dr Don : Dr. Don calls for volunteers for the Dakota Dunes Golf tournament this summer ?

General Announcements

Patty with the Radisson ?

Speaker | Monica Thomas - Blinds Unlimited

Company history: 1984 Wally Wagner started shop to clean and repair blinds. Monica and her husband Clint bought in, in 1986 and quickly realized they needed to diversify. They joined the Construction Association and later branched into residential work. Monica joined in 1989 having previously worked as a Hairstylist. In 1990 she and Clint and bought out the original owner and changed the name to Blinds Unlimited. Business clients include many large organizations like the RCMP barracks in Regina and many of the health services buildings on reserves across the province. They carry every product from the major brands. Their most popular seller is the 2 inch full wood blind that offers the best quality at a reasonable price. Their pricing is quite competitive ?

Sergeant at Arms

Some money-bags had their money bags emptied... ;) The Lyle's had some fun.

Hidden Hand

There were some feathers raised about whether or not someone gets to remain hidden hand EVERY meeting. Small fines and catcalls were thrown about.

Pot of Gold Winner

...Someone but they donated it back.

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2014-04-23 (7:22 a.m.)


March 26 2014

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Roger Addison has informed the club members that he no longer is working for CQ Flooring and has joined Jason Sansom's Image Developments business. As per the club bylaws if CQ flooring wants to replace Roger with another floor representative they can and will get first chance to do so.

Social Announcements

John Ross (2014 Golf Coordinator) is trying to coordinate the golf with the spa day this year. So the non golfers can come along and enjoy a day at the spa while the others are golfing. Since we only really have two choices, ElkRidge or Moose Jaw this golf trip will not be a mystery this year. The two dates that he will be aiming for will be June 25 or July 7th.

General Announcements

Sue Brooks informed us that her and Brenda Thomsen have nominated Milton Taylor for the Saskatoon Leadership Community Award. She will be sending out email to give us more information on how we can help out with this nomination. John Ross, has reminded us of Success Office Systems 30th Anniversary Open House on Wednesday April 2nd.

Speaker | Rick Carlson

Rick shared his story and a video showing his and his wife's project of donating bikes to 5 different villages in South Vietnam. The bicycles help rural minority children who might not be able to attend schools at a fairly great distance without a bicycle. They raise the funds by making thousands of spring rolls in their kitchen and selling them. This creates a truly rewarding feeling for Rick and his wife and they love giving to those in need back in his wife's home country.

Sergeant at Arms

The 2 Lyle?

Hidden Hand

Rodney Spork

Pot of Gold Winner

Don Ewart

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2014-04-09 (7:22 a.m.)


March 12 2014

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

none

Social Announcements

none

General Announcements

Travel-Agent-Sharon - moving office to across the street from Action Ofiice Interiors, and is holding an event tomorrow ?

Speaker | Foster's Shoes - Len Romanski and Staff

Shoes for all walks of life. All shoes come with removable insoles that can accommodate customized layers. Orthotics or the proper support for wider feet or higher arches are offered for every shoe they sell. Foster?

Sergeant at Arms

none recorded

Hidden Hand

Milton, no fines, he got everyone.

Pot of Gold Winner

Pete Thompson

Endorsements

Sue Brooks and Giselle (getting her car fixed - AGAIN) recommend Crestview Auto. Giselle Howard from Sasktel recommends Brenda?

Next Meeting

2014-03-24 (7:22 a.m.)


January 22 2014

Submitted by Robin Claus

Executive Announcements

Treasurer Announcement: Pay your dues please.

Social Announcements

none

General Announcements

Sharon of Leisure Travel 2000: Info evening Feb 5th on Cruise Lines (medium sized ships) Also she warns us that prices are rising due to Canadian dollar drop so if anyone was thinking about booking - do so before monday coming. This includes SunQuest, Transat, AirCanada Vacations. Keith Moen of North Saskatchewan Business Association: Business Awards application Deadline is Jan 31. Tickets available for Huskies game on the 28th from.... Mike?(sorry) There is a Seminar on Feb 11th Tues at 830 to 1130 am at the Saskatoon Club on valuation, selling and buying a business..... Contact...?(sorry:( )

Speaker | Greg White, Certified Financial Planner, Retirement Consultant and Partner at McFaull Consulting

Family: Wife Lorna, two kids in University and the last is finishing Grade 12 this year. Recreation: Golfing, Spending time at Candle Lake, cycling, snow machine riding, and fishing Previous Experience: Banking Officer with TD bank for many years prior to McFaull Company Profile: Established in 1955 by Jack McFaal, later handing the reins to his son Herb McFaull. Greg joined in 1999. There are 3 Partners and 6 Advisers in Saskatoon and 5 Advisors in their branch office of1st Rate Financial in North Battleford. Everyone helps each other out. Staff compensation is based on business success for the whole office.There are no quotas to achieve so you will not feel pressure to buy. The business is independant from any specific banking or insurance institution; this allows the partners and advisors to make meet the flexable needs of their clients. Current Business: We help people in transition. Into retirement or between jobs. Greg is the business specialist with concern to selling or changing ownership of a company. He helps to coordinate the soft sides of the business hand-off. They help poeple with the loss of a spouse, protecting assests from financial upheavals. Life, illness and disability insurance concerns are referred to trusted agents. "Always remember that insurance is a tool." Long-Term Care insurance is an asset protection popular with his high net-worth clients. Its very easy for bills of 6k/month to eat into your nest egg. They also help people save for retirement with RRSP's or RRESP's Greg goes on to explain the difference between Dividends from a company vs. salaries that allow for RRSP contributions. He helps people find the right tools to save money. Why this company is different: Independent Control what they deliver No quotas or high pressure sales tactics Company Challenges: Marketing is by word of mouth. Just giving the best service to clients and getting refferals is how they like to do business. They work to stay abreast of new compliance rules and changing regulations, dancing around risks, etc. They must have a strategic diversity in stocks, bonds, equity, and cash to stabilize and protect investments while staying broad based and global. Questions: Drawing dividends from a business gives no RRSP room but you pay much lower corporate taxes. Drawing a salary would allow for RRSP's but the personal income taxes are higher. Milton stands to endorse Greg's services for his small business - it gives him and his staff piece of mind.

Sergeant at Arms

...

Hidden Hand

Rodney - gets a few people! hahha!

Pot of Gold Winner

Rodney for $6

Other Business

Roger was officiating for Cheryl who was unable to make it today. Joke of the Day from Mr. Lyle Burkel about sex but not sexist. ( yay Lyle )

Next Meeting

2014-02-12 (7:22 a.m.)


December 18 2013

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Lyle Burkell presented the Jack Rudolph member of the year award to Lyle Bauer.

Perfect Member Attendance awards went to Roger Addison and Nathan Hursh

Robyn and Monica presented bouquets to Shirley and Lou from the Radisson Hotel to say thank you for looking after us at the Breakfasts.

Social Announcements

None - Christmas Luncheon Today

General Announcements

None - Christmas Luncheon Today

Speaker | Richard Keis - The Canadian Red Cross

Richard Kies described the work of the Red Cross. The 722 donated its fines collected in 2013 to the Red Cross, plus all member donations collected today.

Sergeant at Arms

None - Christmas Luncheon Today

Hidden Hand

None - Christmas Luncheon Today

Pot of Gold Winner

None - Christmas Luncheon Today

None

Next Meeting

2014-01-08 (7:22 a.m.)


December 11 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Pat thanked the Radisson for another awesome breakfast. Roger asked the 2014 Executive to stay after the breakfast for a quick executive meeting. Mike Jenkins thanked everyone that has RSVP so far to the Pat's Presidents Ball Beach party on January 18th. There is 60 people that are signed up already and a reminder for the rest to do so. Pat reminded us that Christmas luncheon deadline for guests is December 11th at 5:00. The luncheon starts at 11:30, dinner will be served around 12:15 and everything wraps up at around 1:30. There is parking available underground the Radisson it is first come first serve bases. Thanks to the Radisson for given us reduced bar prices again this year. Bring your Red Cross cheques. Receipts will mailed out. Lyle Burkell has a 2014 speaker list going around. I f you are interested write your name down on the date that you want to speak. Pat gave her final farewell 2013 Presidents speech and thanked some more 2013 Executives for their work this year.

Social Announcements

Above

General Announcements

Dr. Don has the Blades vouchers that were promised to the 7:22 Club that were bought last season. Let Don know if you are interested in any of them. Giselle informed us that Sasktel will be having wireless devise training. December 2nd is the start of the Wireless code of Conduct. Where signing contracts are now open. Sharon from Leisure 2000 said if anyone is thinking of booking a hot holiday to call her up soon to book your dates. Milton from Imagery Photography has still some openings for family portraits over the holidays. So if you are interested let him know soon.

Speaker | Cheryl Tuck-Tallon ?

Cheryl was a financial planner and a florist before returning to the world of art. She now has the Black Spruce Gallery which has moved to the #2 highway. Their building used to be a dance hall. They are opened through the winter now. Part of the building sells antiques and her gallery sells paintings, pottery, jewelry and sculptures. They represent 35 artists work in the gallery. To name a few are The Men who Paint, Denise Klette, Jacqueline Fay Miller and of course Cheryl Tuck- Tallon. She paints water colours and acrylic. Cheryl is now a part of a gallery in Old Town San Jose Del Cabo.

Sergeant at Arms

The 2 Lyles went around and collected some cash. Those 8 guys should not had sitting at table with no ladies. Poor Milton got fined again, he is going to need a loan to come to breakfasts pretty soon.

Hidden Hand

None

Pot of Gold Winner

Clarence Muchinsky

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

(7:22 a.m.)


November 27 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Pat thanked the Radisson for another awesome breakfast. The Christmas luncheon is on December 18th, guest price is $25.00. Please RSVP to Pat by December 11th if you are going. The charity of choice this year will be the Canadian Red Cross. December 9th is the cut off for personal cheque donations so Gov't can match. December 18th you can bring the company cheques. The tally will be mentioned at the Christmas luncheon. There will be a brief Executive meeting right after breakfast. Pat thanked Giselle and Don for putting on the Socials we had this year and thanks to John Ross and Milton for looking after golf this year.

Social Announcements

Above

General Announcements

Robin Claus will have Hot Stone and Therapeutic Massage brochures to handout at the door after the meeting.

Speaker | Jeff Sharp - Colony Coffee and Tea Company

The first Colony Coffee and Tea Company was started in Regina in 1985. Then was started in Saskatoon in 2003. They customize coffee and tea to businesses. They also sell the Kerug single cup machines. They install the Brewers for no charge into businesses. Jeff showed us a ?

Sergeant at Arms

Mr. Lyle Bauer was sneaky today and had a hidden number at our table and the told Pat to pick a number between 1 ?

Hidden Hand

Milton Taylor

Pot of Gold Winner

Rodney Spork

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-11-27 (7:22 a.m.)


November 13 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Pat thanked Shirley and the Radisson for another awesome breakfast. The Christmas luncheon is on December 18th, guest price is $25.00 this year. Please RSVP to Pat by December 11th if you are going. The charity of choice this year will be the Canadian Red Cross. With the recent crisis in the Philippines we thought this is a fitting choice this year. Mike Jenkins reminded us of the President's Beach Party on January 18th. He had sent an email out and thanked those who had RSVP already. Roger has not heard back from the Blades organization about the tickets yet and will follow up and give them another call. Pat has heard from Lyle Burkell and he still on the road to recovery. Get well soon Lyle!

Social Announcements

Above

General Announcements

Giselle Howard told us Sasktel has hit their 100,000 Max TV customer since it was launched in 2002. What a great milestone for Sasktel. Congrats!

Speaker | Brenda Thomsen - Harvest Brewing

Harvest Brewing opened their first store in Regina in 1984 on Broad and 7th. Then opened up their 2nd store in 1985 in Edmonton and their 3rd store in 1986 in downtown Saskatoon. Brenda is excited to tell us about the opening of their NEW 2nd location store in Saskatoon at the College Park Mall. Harvest Brewing are the only Expert Wine Dealers in Saskatoon. They not only sell wine and beer making supplies they will now make the wine for you. This is an exciting news for people who have moved into condos and don't have a lot of room. Harvest has the state of the art bottling equipment that can bottle 4 bottles at a time. The price of the regular kits are $55.00 and their skins kits are $60.00. You can make all kinds of wine now from all over the world. The quality of the product of wine has changed over the years. Depending on kit you can average on producing 30 bottles of wine. The longer you leave the wine bottled the better tasting.

Sergeant at Arms

Mr. Lyle Bauer was in a generous mood today. No fines.

Hidden Hand

Rodney got 2 people, the 2 P's Pat and Pete.

Pot of Gold Winner

Pete Thompson

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-11-27 (7:22 a.m.)


October 23 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

November 13th is our next recruitment breakfast. The cost is $20.00 for their breakfast and to let Nathan know so he can let the Radisson know.

The December 18 2013 Christmas luncheon guest price is $25.00 this year.

Social Announcements

None

General Announcements

Happy Birthday to you Pat! Pat thanked Patty and the Radisson for another awesome breakfast. Pat also informed us she bought the cupcakes that our on our tables and to help ourselves.

Sharon Kaendo told us of her savings promotion she is having until November 6th. You can pop a ballon at her office and see what savings you could get on your trip. Giselle Howard told us Sasktel was approached by Saskatoon Community Foundation that they have November 1st as their Act of Kindness Day. People should do a ?

Speaker | None - It was Election Day!

Elections were held for the 2014 Executive. Mike Jenkins did a great job of organizing and moving things along quickly through all the positions. Thanks to all members who took on the vacant positions. 2014 should be another great year for our club.

The Result of Today's Elections Are below:

  • President 2014 - Roger Addison
  • Past President 2014 - Pat Wallin
  • Vice President 2014 - Cheryl Tuck-Tallon
  • Treasurer 2014 - Greg White
  • Secretary 2014 - Lyle Burkell
  • Membership 2014 - Giselle Howard
  • Assistant Membership 2014 - Nathan Hursh
  • Social Director 2014 - Scott Mamer
  • Assistant Social 2014 - Don Ewart
  • Golf Coordinator 2014 - John Ross
  • Assistant Golf 2014 - Don Johnson
  • Sergeant at Arms 2014 - Lyle Bauer
  • Newsletter/Minutes 2014 - Robin Claus
  • Webmaster 2014 - Rick Carlson

Sergeant at Arms

Both Lyle?

Hidden Hand

Monica, she cleaned up big time and empty alot of members pockets

Pot of Gold Winner

Martin Schweighardt

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-11-13 (7:22 a.m.)


October 09 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Pat thanked the 2013 Executive. Mike Jenkins reminded us that our next meeting Wednesday, October 23rd is Election Day and if anyone interested in running for a position for the 2014 Executive to let him know. There is still a few positions that still need to be filled and he will be calling on us to step up.

Social Announcements

None

General Announcements

Cheryl Tuck-Tallon (BlackStrap Gallery) informed us that there is a Artist Show this Thanksgiving weekend at TCU. There will be 30 artists there showing their work. Admission is Free. Robin Claus (Orchard Massage/Therapy) is now doing hot stone massages. She is offering free trials for the month of October. Jeff Sharpe (Colony Coffee) inform us has a new product which is an organic coffee. Mike Jenkins (Huskies Athletics) reminded us the next Huskie Football game is Friday, October 18th and has a pair of tickets for anyone interested in going. Dr. Don has a set of Blades tickets for this Fridays game (October 11th) if anyone interested.

Speaker | Ryan Riehl - Water Skier

Ryan is a visually impaired water skier and is the Disabled Athletes Representative. He has skied all over the world in world championships and has won many bronze metals. He has broken a Canadian jump record of 13.9 meters. Ryan also works full time at Eastside Marios Restaurant and participated in an episode of Canadian Under Cover Boss last summer. The CEO gave him $20,000 to help him compete in his sport. He hopes to do more motivational speaking in the future and thanked the club for giving him an opportunity to practise. Ryan is an inspiration to us all and has reminded us to be grateful for what we have and not what we don't have.

Sergeant at Arms

Both Lyle?

Hidden Hand

Brenda Thomsen, she got lots of non shakers.

Pot of Gold Winner

Monica Thomas

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-10-23 (7:22 a.m.)


September 25 2013

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

722 Elections are on October 23rd. Consider putting your name forward as a volunteer executive member. That day is closed to members only.

Lyle Burkell has asked for volunteer speakers for early 2014.

Social Announcements

Friday was the Husky game organized by Mike Jenkins and Giselle Howard. Giselle mentioned that Mike's great organizing efforts made it a success.

Today is the fall golf tournament, although it was cancelled because of rain. People were free to meet at the course for supper.

General Announcements

Member endorsements.

Mike Jenkins said a few words to Len Romanski on behalf of all members. Len recently lost his dear wife Hilda who were all very fond of. We would like him to know we are here for him in his time of loss.

Speaker | Lyle Burkell - Saskatoon Funeral Home

Lyle has been working with the Edwards Family business - Saskatoon Funeral Home - for more than 30 years. When he started in this business, almost all funerals took place at a church. Today, only about 35% of memorials are conducted at a church.

A funeral is a gathering to remember someone's life. The level of complexity has increased over the years. In the 1980's they may have played a favourite song of the deceased or family on a cassette deck. Now, funerals involve multimedia presentations and can even include live streaming of a funeral service over the internet to allow people to participate in another city.

Cremation has become more popular. Families are spread around the world so cremation before the service allows for extra time to delay a service until family members can arrive.

Saskatoon is far more multicultural than years ago so the Edwards Family business has adapted to the customs and requirements of each culture.

Sergeant at Arms

Lyle Burkell fined Lyle Bauer & Greg White for forgetfulness, Rodney for Pot of Gold tax.

Hidden Hand

Greg White as he forgot to appoint someone from last meeting, only one missed (didn't say who) and Greg paid on their behalf

Pot of Gold Winner

Rodney Spork ... donated back minus $1.00

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-10-09 (7:22 a.m.)


September 11 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Pat reminded us that October 23rd is Elections and if anyone interested in running for a position for the 2014 Executive to let her know. She also let the executive know that there will be a quick meeting after today's breakfast and we would have our next one after the October 9th breakfast. Giselle Howard sent out a email for the Huskies football game September 20th and to let her know by September 16th if you are coming. John Ross has the sign up sheet at the front table for the Fall Golf Day, Wednesday, September 25th, at the Willows Golf Club starting tee offs at 12:45, dinner is at 6:00. Secretary Lyle has booked up the rest of the year with speakers. So if there is anyone that does want to speak will have to wait until January.

Social Announcements

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General Announcements

Keith Moen informed us of the upcoming NSBA event ?

Speaker | No Speaker

There was no speaker but some time spent networking at the tables. Each member gave a bio of her or his business, and what the club does to help members enhance your business, and help with personal business/activities.

Sergeant at Arms

Lyle Burkell only fined himself. YEA! we all got off easy.

Hidden Hand

Greg had 3 hands that didn't shake but they left before he could collect.

Pot of Gold Winner

Monica Thomas

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-09-25 (7:22 a.m.)


August 28 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Pat welcomed everyone back. The next 7:22 meeting is September 11th which is our recruitment for new member drive. If anyone is going to bring a potential new member to let Nathan know 3 days prior so he can get a count for breakfast for the Radisson. Pat also informed the Executive that there will be a short Executive meeting right after the September 11th breakfast. Giselle informed us of our next 3 social events will be the Huskies Football game on Friday, September 20th. She will send a email out with all the details. Another Choir practice will be announced in the near future and then the Christmas party in December. Mike Jenkins reminded us that October 23 will be elections for the 2014 Executive. If you are interested in running for a position let him know. Also a reminder that January 18th, 2014 is the President's Ball and mark it in your calendars. Dr. Don told us our bank balance is $16,943.17 and we are in good shape. We subsidized the golf for $700.00 the River Cruise $760.00. Lyle said he has 2 spots left for speakers this year, 1 spot in November and 1 in December so let him know if you want to speak. John Ross is looking into a fall golf day of September 25th. He asked for a show of hands for interest and now will check into it.

Social Announcements

Above in the Executive announcements

General Announcements

Mike told us there is a Huskies Football game Friday, September 6th at 7:00, tailgate party starts at 5:30. This game is a dedication to our troops and might be some kind of plane flying over and the players dress in camaflauge gear. Milton reminds us that fall is fast approaching and would be a good time to book your fall family photos. Pat told us she sold the Hair Hut.

Speaker | Milton Taylor ?

The 722 Club has meant a lot to Milton over the years. He is one of the original members. Milton says he has the best job in the world and has been in photography business for 36 years. He has seen a lot of changes in the processing of pictures from developing negatives to the digital world. Milton has told us how important a location is for shooting pictures. He also reminds us that we have to ?

Sergeant at Arms

Both Lyles fined a lot of people.

Hidden Hand

Dr. Don

Pot of Gold Winner

Don Klassen

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-09-11 (7:22 a.m.)


June 26 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Pat informed us that the next member recruitment breakfast will be Wednesday, September 2nd. From the last executive meeting it was decided that we will be purchasing some Blades tickets and some Huskie tickets for the upcoming season. Also if everyone can start thinking of a charity of choice for our donations this year. September 11 is our next Executive meeting. Anyone that wants to speak in the fall are to let Lyle Burkell know as soon as possible as there are still a few spots opened. Reminder that the River Cruise is July 22nd. John Ross thanked and told everyone how much fun the mystery golf tournament at Rosthern was. He is planing another local golf tournament for September. The next meeting is August 28th. Have a great summer everyone!

Social Announcements

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General Announcements

Robin (Massage Therapy) first Partner Massage Class was a great success that she is planning another one for July 30th. So come and bring along your spouse. Keith told us the NSBA is having lunch BBQ at Great Western Brewery on Tuesday, July 9th. Cheryl told us that the The Black Spruce Gallery is opened and is located on Highway #2 on route to Waskesui/Elkridge and if in the area this summer to stop on by and see the assortment of artwork she has. Pat has a new hair salon opening up and needs a stylist if anybody knows of someone to let her know.

Speaker | Ken Benson ?

Darlene Danyliw from Mister Print / Printwest had invited Ken the VIP of Sales and Marketing to speak on the exciting new Wide Format printer that was installed at the Mister Print on 8th Street location. Ken went over the various materials that can be printed on and sample packs were handed out at the tables for the members to view. There is 3 printing plant operations in Saskachewan. Printwest in Regina is head office and houses our 6 color press, Printwest on Millar Ave in Saskatoon has the web presses and has the mail house and prints magazines, The Western Producer and phone books. Mister Print on 8th Street has all the quick digital equipment and prints every thing from brochures, flyers etc. and has all the bindery capabilities from laminating, coiling, etc.

Sergeant at Arms

Lyle Bauer fined a lot of people AGAIN!! He was told we are short on donations and to get busy with more fines.

Hidden Hand

None

Pot of Gold Winner

Don Klassen

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-08-28 (7:22 a.m.)


June 12 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Pat thanked Patty and Radisson staff for breakfast as well as Rick for doing a great job as Webmaster for our 7:22 website. Pat also informed us that the outcome of the Recruitment breakfast has given us 1 potential new member. Don (Treasurer) told us we have $20,000 in the bank. Nathan (membership) no updates. Milton gave an update on the June 19th Mystery Golf entries to date.Anybody that hasn't paid please see him after the meeting.the bus leaves at 8:30 sharp from Lawson Heights Mall. Thanks to the members who have sponsored and subsidized the bus/food/drinks etc. Pat informed us that Giselle and Don are organizing the River Cruise as or next social event on July 22nd. This event will replace the BBQ this year. Please bring cheques to the next meeting if you are going and watch your email for further updates.

Social Announcements

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General Announcements

Robin (Massage Therapy) has handouts at the table for a massage class she is putting on Wed, June 12th at Potitive Passions. Mike (Huskie Athletics) has flyers on tables promoting the 2013 Huskie Football Season tickets which would make great Father Day gifts. Cheryl Tuck Tallon has opened up her new art gallery on the way to Wasksiu and says we should come take a look. Dr. Don told us to watch our emails as he has season tickets to the Riders and there will be a couple of games that he will not be able to attend. Pat had given us a Easter egg free hair cut promotion and any one that came and got a hair cut was entered into a draw for a gift. The winner was Shirley from the Radisson.

Speaker | David Dube ?

Dave is actively involved in the Huskies Football organization and invests in the Saskatoon Community. His returns are going to the Huskie Football games and feeling pride. He sees Huskie fans as clients and not just fans. David reminds us ALL to be proud of Saskatoon and what we have to offer in this city. It is not about writing a cheque. Identify your passion. Come to a Huskie Football game and ?

Sergeant at Arms

Lyle B. fined a lot of people

Hidden Hand

None

Pot of Gold Winner

Pete Thompson

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-06-26 (7:22 a.m.)


May 22 2013

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

None recorded

Social Announcements

Our mystery golf tournament will be June 19. See John Ross for more details. Our social committee is also looking into a River Cruise supper over the summer.

General Announcements

Endorsements exchanged

Speaker | Rick Carlson | Cuelenaere Kendall

Rick is a parter at Cuelenaere Kendall Katzman & Watson. He has been there since 1999 and was previously a partner at a different firm. He pracises primarily in the areas of business law, civil litigation, real estate plus wills and estates. There are approximately 20 lawyers in the firm so collectively they cover all areas of the law.

Instead of talking about the law, Rick talked about business websites and the importance of meta data in order to ensure that they will be ranked better on search engines such as google. He gave a sample sheet to members showing how metadata can and should be embedded in the non-visible part of a web page, which search engine robots collect, analyze and index. Good search engine rankings are obtained on a combination of good site metadata that actually matches the content of a page, the number of websites that point to your site, the number of years that your website has been established, the frequency of visitors to your site plus a few others. You should be constantly submitting your site to search engines to ensure they are visiting/spidering and indexing your pages.

Rick had a draw for a couple of sleeves of golf balls at the end of his presentation.

Sergeant at Arms

Not Recorded

Hidden Hand

None today ... hasn't been for a while

Pot of Gold Winner

Not recorded but the winner gave it back

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-06-12 (7:22 a.m.)


May 08 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Pat asked if anybody could give us a update of how the bowling night went. Lyle Burkell said his wife said she was a little stiff but good fun was had by all. Next meeting is bring a guest meeting of who would be interested in joining the club. Let Nathan know so we can let the Raddison know how many extra people we will have for breakfast as well to check the list and make sure we don't overlap the same occupations. Anybody who bought a member photo, Milton will be bringing them to the next meeting. Lyle Burkell informed us that next meetings speaker is Rick Carlson. Milton reminded us the Mystery Golf Day is Wednesday, June 19th.

Social Announcements

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General Announcements

Milton had handouts on the table for his Dog Days of May photo session again this year.

Speaker | Thang Dinh - Calsask Granite & Stone

Thang told us his trials and tribulations of how he came to live in Canada. We were all touched and awed of how brave he was making his journey to Canada. Thang was on his way to selling his house and moving out of the province after being in the restaurant business. He thought he should renovate his kitchen counter tops before he sells. He was referred to Calsask Granite. When they did come to install them he was then approached to buy the business. Calsask is locally owned and operated by Thang & Lien Dinh and their daughter Tracy Dinh for the last 3 years. They started with 3 employees and now have 11.They fabricate granite and stone products for the renovation, home building, residential and commercial construction industries. Good service and a hands on operation our important to Thang. He LOVES HIS JOB!

Sergeant at Arms

both Lyle's fined a lot of people, poor Milton got fined a few bucks.

Hidden Hand

Nathan ?

Pot of Gold Winner

Sharon

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-05-22 (7:22 a.m.)


April 24 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Pat says the last breakfast meeting, bring your alternate was a success. Names of the alternates should be given to Nathan so we can post them on the website. The deadline to purchase a 7:22 members photo from Milton is at the end of April. Pat says the sign up for Spa day is end of day today, 6:00 April 24th. Roger reminded us that May 22nd is the meeting is bring a potential new member to breakfast. He gave some suggestions of different vacant areas of business categories. Dr. Don gave a treasurer report update. As of end of March we have roughly $24,000 in the bank. We would like to get that number down to $10,000 by end of the year. Pat and the executive has allocated some of the funds for different events to help get that number down.

Social Announcements

John Ross reminded us that bowing is this Saturday, April 27th. He has 9 teams committed. He will email us a golf mystery day update in the near future.

General Announcements

Mitch from the Blades informed us April 28th the Blades are having a fun day for kids with lots of different events to gear up for the Memorial Cup in May 17th. The day is free but would everyone to bring a non parishable food item to donate.

Speaker | Giselle Howard - Sasktel

Giselle has been a member of the 7:22 Club for 6 years. At Sasktel she has been in various different positions over the years. Her job for the last 2 1/2 years is in ?

Sergeant at Arms

Both Lyle's got lots of people again.

Hidden Hand

none

Pot of Gold Winner

Darlene Danyliw

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-05-08 (7:22 a.m.)


April 10 2013

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Tanya Brittain of Sparkle 'n' Shine was introduced as a proposed new member. See her basic contact information which is posted on the member page of our website.

Our April 24 meeting will include a short club financial update from our treasurer Don Johnson.

Social Announcements

Our social committee is planning a Moose Jaw Spa excursion day event. They are currently canvassing members for possible dates. Possibilities are May 8 or early October.

A reminder that our bowling night is April 27 at Fairhaven Bowl starting 7pm. Check the social page of our website for more details.

General Announcements

Today was Alternate Day. Those with alternates brought them to breakfast this morning.

Member endorsements. Today was International Pink Day so many members wore pink in support of anti-bullying and the Red Cross.

Speaker | John Ross | Success Office Systems

John is the Sales Manager of Success Office Systems. He has been a member of the 722 Breakfast Club for approximately 20 years. He has been in the office equipment business for almost 28 years, working with Success Office Systems since 2001. They as a Ricoh dealer. John has frequently been our club's golf coordinator over the course of many years. He invites you to call if you have any office equipment needs.

Sergeant at Arms

Lyle Bauer fined those without alternate members attending today.

Hidden Hand

none

Pot of Gold Winner

Martin Paul gave his winnings back

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-04-24 (7:22 a.m.)


March 27 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Pat told us to sign up on the sheet if we wanted to buy a group photo for $20.00. Milton says 1/2 of the $20.00 will be donated to charity. End of April will be the deadline for the photos. John Ross gave us update on the mystery golf tournament saying everything is just about finalized. Also just about finalized is the bowling night on Saturday, April 27th at Fairhaven Bowl. Milton reminded us of the upcoming Choir Practice, Thursday, March 28th here downstairs in the Ramada Hotel between 5:00 ?

Social Announcements

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General Announcements

Jeff Sharp from Colony Coffee is needing a full time Monday ?

Speaker | Don Ewart from Advanced Labour Solutions

Advance Labour Solutions helps with Company Employee Relations like high maintenance employees. Don does HR audits. They also do management assessments. Does HR cost money? How much does staff turn over costs? Very few employees leave a company for the money. Effective managers will have their staff trained. So they can cover for fellow workers that go on vacation. Trained employees are vital to your organization. Pay raises are based on more value added to the company. Delegating is very important.

Sergeant at Arms

Both Lyle's fined a lot of people

Hidden Hand

Giselle

Pot of Gold Winner

Clarence Muchinsky

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-04-10 (7:22 a.m.)


March 13 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Pat asked the Executive if we can stay for a quick 15 minute meeting after breakfast. Milton reminded us of the upcoming Choir Practice, Thursday, March 28th here downstairs in the Ramada Hotel. Patty will reserve us a couple of tables near the VLTs in the bar. Nathan (Membership) gave a second reading for Robin from Massage Therapy.

Social Announcements

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General Announcements

Mitch from Blades reminded us to get our playoff tickets for the Blades game March 21st and 22nd games. Darlene informed the members of the new Wide Format equipment that has just been installed at Mister Print. A couple of things that they can do is printing on hockey pucks and carpet, she will speak in the future of the many other printing elements.

Speaker | Jason Sansom from Image Developments

Jason is a home contractor that does commercial and general renovations as well as custom home building. Jason had a booth at this years Home Styles Show and won best booth. Congratulations! Jason showed us an impressive slide show with many pictures of the projects he has done. Everything from kitchen designs, cabinetry, bars, entertainment units, bathrooms etc. He has recently partnered up with smart phone automation.

Sergeant at Arms

Both Lyles were not in attendance so we volunteered Cheryl since her phone was ringing. She got all the members that didn't go on vacation.

Hidden Hand

None, so Pat volunteered and only fined one person.

Pot of Gold Winner

Tom Diebert

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-03-27 (7:22 a.m.)


February 27 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Pat gave the update for the Social Committee, they are planning a choir practice and they have the summer social date picked for Monday, July 22nd. Milton (golf) informed us the mystery golf date is the 3rd Wednesday in June. Martin Paul from AirStream Mechanical has offered to help subsidize the bus again this year. Thank you Martin!! Nathan (membership) informed us that Robin the massage therapist had her 1st reading - purposed new member. Also a reminder to add your alternate to his alternate list. Pat also informed us that we received a Thank You letter from Big Brothers for our donation.

Social Announcements

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General Announcements

Nathan is also involved in this years Kinsmen Telemiracle and gave us a reminder for us to donate. Jason Sansom told us he will have a booth at this years Home Styles Show which is March 7-10th this will be his first time there. The Home Styles Show has a license to serve drinks this year. Roger informed us that CQ Flooring has renovated their showroom so the members should come by and take a look. Keith reminded us the NSBA Business Builders Awards is March 26th, tickets are $100.00. Mitch told us there is 4 more regular Blades game left before playoffs. March 8th is bobble head night and March 9th is fan appreciation night.

Speaker | Dr. Don (Treasurer)

Don went over our profit & loss statements. Our club is in good shape. A couple of points that were made, meals went up $1.00 per meal and the socials broke even. He will make a budget for this year and will make it the same as last year. The club has accumulated a surplus that we need to do something with. Each table will take 5 minutes at the end and write down some suggestions. Pat will take them to the next Executive meeting to discuss.3 motions were made. 1st one was a motion to accept the financial statements, 1st by Clarence, 2nd by Randy, carried. Second motion was to waive the auditor, 1st by Milton, 2nd by Greg, carried. Third motion was for not to have a review of the financials, first by Clarence, 2nd by Brenda, carried.

Sergeant at Arms

Both Lyle's went around and the room and fined all the hot holiday members.

Hidden Hand

Sharon

Pot of Gold Winner

Lyle Burkell

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-03-13 (7:22 a.m.)


February 13 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Pat informed us that February 27th is our AGM meeting where Dr. Don (Treasurer) will go over the club financials. A friendly reminder that there is no guests allowed at this meeting.

Social Announcements

Giselle (Social) told us the next social event will be a choir practice and she will email us when and where.

General Announcements

Dwight congratulated John Ross for his new Sales Manager position at Success Office Systems.

Speaker | Dr. Kiran Randhawa of Idylwyld Dental Clinic

Dr. Kiran was born in Argentina and got her Dentist degree in India in 1996. She joined Dr. Don's dental practice in 2009. The office is located on Idylwyld and 24th Street in the Saskatoon Health Region building. Next year Idylwyld Dental will be celebrating their 25th Anniversary. There is 3 dentists at the practice. Their patients range from 90 year old seniors down to little children. Exam and cleanings is what patients come in for at first that take 1 ?

Sergeant at Arms

Lyle went around the room and got some cash. Lyle B said Milton needed a new red shirt.

Hidden Hand

Sharon, she got lots and lots of money from the late comers.

Pot of Gold Winner

John Ross

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-02-27 (7:22 a.m.)


January 23 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Lyle Burkell (Secretary) has speakers lined up until June but needs speakers starting for September. Giselle (Social) reminded us that Saturday, February, 9th is the 7:22 Blades night at the Sasktel box. There is a few spots still left so please let her know if you want to go. Giselle also mentioned how much fun they had the President's Ball. Dr. Don (Treasurer) let us know that there is only 3 more 2013 memberships left to be paid. Nathan (Membership) has informed us that Quinn Magnusson is not renewing his membership this year. Nathan will be sending out a list for members to put their alternates names on. Pat Wallin told us that the next meeting is February 13th the day before Valentines day and we should all wear pink or red. Milton remember to BRING A CAMERA.

Social Announcements

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General Announcements

Mike Jenkins told us that Sasktel is signed on board as a sponsor for Wednesday, March 13 UofS CIS Mens Hockey Awards Gala. The speaker will be Ron MacLean to get our tickets early. Also had told us all the bands that are confirmed for the cabarets on the 14th and 15th. Sharon Kaendo from Leisure Travel sent an invitation email out to the members on a information evening January 24th on Walking and Cycling Holidays. There is still a few spots open. Giselle informed reminded that May 11 is when we will have to start adding the 306 to our phone numbers when dialling for local calls.

Speaker | Mitch Nemeth from the Saskatoon Blades

Mitch is the Corporate Account Executive for the Blades. His main roll is to sell and managing the sponsors. Mitch is a recent graduate from the College of Kinesiology at the UofS. He has been with the Blades for 1 year now. There is lots of offerings for the sponsors like on ice promos, LED sign boards and penalty box signage. Blades offer Community First Corporate Packages. The Blades focus this year is more entertainment value for the fans, people having fun. Blades has lots of promos nights like Bobble head nights, February 9 is Credit Union's 25th Anniversary and they will start the 50/50 at $25,000. The Blades have an increased attendance this year averaging 5700 fans per game.

Sergeant at Arms

Lyle B. gracefully went around and the room and got some cash.

Hidden Hand

None

Pot of Gold Winner

Milton Taylor

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-02-13 (7:22 a.m.)


January 09 2013

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Giselle Howard (Social) informed us that 33 people have signed up for the President's Ball that is Friday, January 18, 2013, starts at 6:22. There will be a draw for two tickets to the Huskies CIS Men's Hockey Cup at the President's Ball. Giselle also reminded us that Saturday, February, 9th is the 7:22 Blades night at the Sasktel box. There is a few spots still left so please let her know if you want to go. Dr. Don (Treasurer) let us know that there is only 6 more 2013 memberships left to be paid. Pat Wallin (President) informed the Executive our meeting dates which are January 16th, April 17th, June 5th and September 4th at the Radisson downstairs in the little meeting room off the restaurant.

Social Announcements

Giselle Howard and Don Ewart will be emailing out a calendar of year social events to us members.

General Announcements

Dwight Buchholz from TD Bank let us know that as of February 4th there will be no more pennies issued out to us. But TD will still accept them back as currency. Also at TD if a cheque is written with cents they will round up for us customers. Sharon Kaendo from Leisure Travel sent an invitation email out to the members on a information evening on Walking and Cycling Holidays. Mitch from the Blades informed us on the special events coming up at the upcoming Blades game. This Friday, January 11th they will have 4 Blue Jay Baseball players coming to sign autographs. Saturday, January 19th they will be handing out bauble heads. Sue Brooks a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club. They will be having their 13th Women's Day Dinner March 5th, 2013. Their speaker is Mellissa Fung

Speaker | Pat Wallin from the Hair Hut as well our 2013 President

Pat has been the owner of the Hair Hut for 29 years. Her salon has involved over the years. Competition has been fierce and ever changing. For example a color can be bought at supply chains by just about everyone now and people opening up salons in their homes. Pat has a 7 chair business in Saskatoon as well as a 2 chair Hair Hut in Waskesiu. Now as President for this year she informed us that there is 21 meetings, the dates are on our 7:22 website. We do have lots of social activities this year, it is important to attend them as it makes great networking. As members of this club we try to use are members services when ever we can as well as referring them to others. As our President, Pat promises to work smarter rather than harder. Each table to take 10 minutes to talk as a group and write down a few points that we would like to see in this upcoming year.

Sergeant at Arms

The two Lyle's gracefully went around and the room and got their loot.

Hidden Hand

None

Pot of Gold Winner

Thang Dinh

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-01-23 (7:22 a.m.)


December 19 2012

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Lyle Burkell is the winner of the Jack Rudolph Member of the Year Award. Clarence Munchinsky is the winner of the Perfect Attendance Award for meetings. Congratulations, Lyle and Clarence.

Mike Jenkins thanked the members of the 2012 executive and introduced the upcoming 2013 executive.

Social Announcements

Our President's Ball / Roast will be an informal event on Friday January 18 2013. Make sure that you register for it by the cutoff date of January 9th.

General Announcements

None

Speaker | Big Brothers & Sisters of Saskatoon

Wayne Wiens, executive director for Big Brothers and Sisters of Saskatoon as well as one of their board members made a presentation about their organization. They focused on how studies have shown that littles matched with an adult mentor tend to stay in school longer than the average student. They have a higher rate of attending post secondary education. They are statistically less inclined to become involved in drugs as compared to the total youth population and later in life, as adults, generally become better involved in our communities. BBBS is always looking for volunteers ... especially adult male mentor volunteers.

Our club fines over the year together with today's donations, totalling about $2,680.00, were donated to BBBS.

Sergeant at Arms

Not today

Hidden Hand

Not today

Pot of Gold Winner

Not today

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2013-01-09 (7:22 a.m.)


December 12 2012

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Giselle Howard reminded us the President's Ball is Friday, January 18, 2013 the price is $50.00 each. We will be roasting our President Mike Jenkins. Giselle reminded us that Saturday, February, 9th is the 7:22 Blades night at the Sasktel box. Limited space available so please let her know if you want to go. Lyle Burkell is looking for speakers for January and the 2013 year. Mike Jenkins reminded us the Christmas Party is Wednesday, December 19th please hurry and RSVP. The Christmas Party starts 11:30 sharp so we can be out by 1:00. Our drinks are $2.50 and we get complimentary underground parking if there is room. Thanks to Patty and the Radisson Hotel. Our guest speaker is Big Brothers, please bring cheques to help support this worthy charity cause.

Social Announcements

In the Executive Announcements

General Announcements

Sue Brooks is also a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club. They will be having their 13th Women's Day Dinner Mach 5th, 2013. Their speaker is Mellissa Fung. See Sue for tickets. Milton reminded the members who still need their photos taken for the web site to come see him. He also says that Imagery will be open during the holiday season if any body wanted a family photo done while family members are home for Christmas. Dr. Don is with the Waskesiu Barter Organization, he is selling Waskesiu books for $20.00 to help raise funds for Waskesiu Grey Owl Museum. They are also selling bench plaques. Giselle from Sasktel let us know she would be more than happy to be a direct link to help anyone looking to upgrade their phone at the Sasktel store. Sharon is in the SKAL Club and she wanted to to thank Patty and the Radisson and the other members who donated prizes to help her event be a success. Dwight wanted to thank Milt for his hand work in the Care and Share Program.

Speaker | Barry Frank - Ernst & Young Accounting Firm

Barry was formerly Hergott Duval Stack LLP they merged with Ernst & Young this spring. Ernst & Young was in Sask..then left Sask. and then they wanted to come back to Sask. They were looking for a partner and partnered up with Hergott Duval Stack. E & Y brought a ton of other resources like the merging & acquisitions with out of province companies. Hergott still operates the same as before with their same Sask. customers doing taxes. E & Y was on the Top Fortune 100 list as a good place to work. E & Y are involved in the community. Barry says they are the same people, same firm just have a bigger tool kit to work with.

Sergeant at Arms

None today

Hidden Hand

Giselle Howard - just missed the new proposed member guy (sorry can't remember his name) but didn't want to fine the new guy

Pot of Gold Winner

Pete Thompson

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2012-12-19 (7:22 a.m.)


November 28 2012

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Lyle Burkell is looking for speakers for January. Membership invoices will be emailed to the members by December 12th.

Mike emailed the Rudolph member of the year award nominations. If he can get those back by December 3rd would be great.

Social Announcements

Pat informed us the President's Ball has been resurrected and will be Friday, January 18, 2013, the price is $50.00 each. We will be roasting our President Mike Jenkins.

Reminder: the Christmas Party is Wednesday, December 19th please RSVP to Mike.

Giselle informed us that February 9th is the 7:22 Blades night at the Sasktel box. Limited space available.

General Announcements

Giselle informed us Sasktel has 2 new phone plans out. There is the Unlimited $65.00 Plan and the Max on Line Plan. Sharon reminded us that now is the time to book our hot vacations at Leisure Travel as there is some good sales on until November 30th. Cheryl Tuck-Tallon is going to be a Sundog this weekend selling her artwork. Milton reminded the members who still need their photos taken for the web site to come see him. He also says that Imagery will be open during the holiday season if any body wanted a family photo done while family members are home for Christmas.

Speaker | Fred Reiben - Sasktel

Fred informed us of the new services and new trends in communications. The forces driving the changes and the changing technology, changing business and the changing behaviors. Critical issues for providers is ?

Sergeant at Arms

Victor just fined the late people

Hidden Hand

Sharon, she got lots and lots of people

Pot of Gold Winner

Pete Thompson

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2012-12-12 (7:22 a.m.)


November 14 2012

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Since our financial sheets were not ready today Pat has rescheduled the new Executive meeting to November 28th , right after our regular 7:22 breakfast meeting. Pat also informed us the President's Ball has been resurrected and will be Friday, January 18, 2013. Mike reminded us the Christmas Party is Wednesday, December 19th. He sent a email out to remind us if we want a parking spot at the Raddison that day we need to tell him. Mike also emailed out the Rudolph member of the year award nominations. If we can get those back to him as well would be great. Giselle informed us that February,29th is the 7:22 Blades night at the Sasktel box. Limited space available.

Social Announcements

Christmas Party, Wednesday, December 19th President's Ball, Friday, January 18th Giselle's Sasktel box Blades night, Saturday, Feb. 9th

General Announcements

Milton has a 30th Anniversary promotion going on and the cards are on the tables. Martin said he raised $2000.00 in the Jail & Bail. Thank you to all who donated. Monica has a place in Palm Springs to rent out in March and April if anyone is interested.

Speaker | Mike Jenkins - U of S Huskie Athletics

Mike gave us an overview of the upcoming CIS Men's Hockey University Cup March 14-17, 2013. Thanks to Patti and the Radisson as they are the host hotel. The UofS Huskie Men's team get an automatic berth in since they are the host. They are the #1 team in Canada right now. Potash Corp is the title sponsor. The Co-op has just come on board as the Presenter sponsor. The Thursday and Friday of the championship at 1:00, 7000 elementary school students have been organized to be bussed to the event. Media National Broadcasting has been approached to televise some of the games. Volunteers are still needed, they have 150 so far but need 300 in total. The volunteers will not be charged. Profits from the CIS Cup stay in Saskatchewan. Ron McLean has been asked to speak at one of the events. They have bands set up to play at the cabarets. There will be a 32 hour street hockey tournament. Get your tickets they are very affordable and will make great Christmas presents.

Sergeant at Arms

Victor got lots of people and the donations went to Dwight for Movember.

Hidden Hand

Quinn

Pot of Gold Winner

Victor and he donated to Dwight for Movember.

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2012-11-28 (7:22 a.m.)


October 25 2012

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Mike wanted to thank all the members for saying yes to Giselle's phone calls to help fill the new 2013 Executive positions. It is a awarding job. Pat asked if the new executive could meet for their first meeting on Monday, November 5th. Mike also reminded us the Christmas Party is Wednesday, December 19th . Big Brothers and Sisters has been picked as the charity of choice this year to donate our fines and donations to. Thanks to Patty and the Raddison Hotel for subsidizing our drink prices and as well free parking down stairs. Member of the year forms will be emailed to the members by Mike. Thanks to all who attended Jack's funeral and thanks to Lyle Burkell for the speech he gave at the funeral.

Social Announcements

None

General Announcements

Clarence asked if Wednesday, December 12th is a regular meeting. Yes it is. Martin Paul will be in the Jail-Bail and will be calling on members for a donation.

Speaker | no speaker - Elections were done

Elections were done and the vacant positions were filled.

Sergeant at Arms

Victor - got lots of people

Hidden Hand

Nathan - got lots of people

Pot of Gold Winner

Milton Taylor

none

Next Meeting

2012-11-05 (7:22 a.m.)


October 10 2012

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Next meeting on October 24th will be our executive elections so it is a meeting closed to members only.

Social Announcements

None

General Announcements

This morning's meeting started with each member giving examples of what they are grateful for, followed by member endorsements.

Speaker | Remembering Jack Rudolph

Our dear friend and fellow breakfast club member, Jack Rudolph, passed away on Thursday October 4 2012. Jack was born in 1952 at Gull Lake Saskatchewan. His family moved to Regina shortly afterwards and made their way to Saskatoon in 1966 when he was in grade 12. He graduated from Walter Murray High School and soon became involved with the Squire Shop as an employee and then part owner. The Squire Shop then expanded to include Mansize Mens Wear in 1976. However, Jack's first training after high school was in jewelry.

Jack joined our breakfast club in 1986 ... 2 years after it was formed. From then on, he could always be counted on for a meeting-opener joke as well as friendly pokes and jabs at the close of meetings as he took several turns at being the club's sargent at arms. Jack will always be remembered for his friendly nature and warm genuine smile. We will miss and remember him always.

Jack is survived by his wife Teri and son Mitchell as well as Mitchell's family. Jack's memorial service will take place October 11 at Saskatoon Funeral Home.

In lieu of a speaker, members took turns this morning recounting memories of Jack.

Sergeant at Arms

Victor Borsyki was kind to us all today.

Hidden Hand

Keith Gudmundson found almost everyone's hand.

Pot of Gold Winner

Len Romanski - donated back

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2012-10-24 (7:22 a.m.)


September 25 2012

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Mike Jenkins wanted to remind all the members that Giselle Howard will be calling on members to help fill 2013 Board of Directors. We will be voting on October 24th. Reminder no guest are allowed at that meeting.

Social Announcements

None

General Announcements

Cheryl Tuck-Tallon informed us she and a few other artists will be at the Arts on Tour Event October 12-14 at TCU Place. Tickets are $35.00. Milton Taylor says it is a perfect time of year to get your family photos done with the beautiful fall color trees. Dr. Don thanked Mike Jenkins for setting up the Huskie Football / Chili's 7:22 social night last Friday. A good time was had by all who attended.

Speaker | John and Kim from Big Brothers and Sisters.

They talked about all their mentoring programs matching kids with good mentors. They have various programs taking a matched child to do monthly activities that focus on relationship building. The In School program is built to help the kids with school work mentoring. The Go Girls program is for pre-teens making good life choices. Youth Care ?

Sergeant at Arms

Victor got a couple for the late tax fee

Hidden Hand

Brenda Thomsen was suppose to be but got to meeting late.

Pot of Gold Winner

Brenda Thomsen

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2012-10-10 (7:22 a.m.)


June 27 2012

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Lyle Burkell gave us an update on Jack's health. Milton Taylor gave kudos to John Ross on organizing the great Mystery Golf Day we had a the North Battleford Golf Club, and to the sponsors of the bus, food and drinks Martin, Victor, Joe and Mike. Mike Jenkins informed us that the new fall meeting dates are up on the site now. As well pointed out the December dates & Christmas party. Milton also reminded the new members to get their pictures taken for the web site. Mike thanked the executive for the attendance has been great at the meetings. A summer social will be planned by the social committee who will be meeting in July so watch your emails. Also Mike wanted to let the members know that we are thinking of resurrecting the Presidents Ball for January 2013. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER EVERYONE!!

Social Announcements

Monica Pollard informed us that her committee are still working on a summer social event.

General Announcements

Dwight Buchholz reminded everyone to take in the Jazz festival as we have some great acts this year. Monica updated us that our speaker last meeting Sue Echlin from Living Sky Winery did win the wine award that they were up for.

Speaker | Monica Pollard - Saskatoon Community Foundation

Saskatoon Community Foundation grants back money to other charities. Monica and her guest Paula Ghiglione spoke on a new program they are launching called "Parties for Good". This program is a new on-line donating program that people can donate meaning gifts. Paula did a participation from the members exercise to show us the value of donating to a charity rather then spending money on gifts. For example children birthday parties and the $10 gifts. Instead of buying gifts you can register your party on-line and email a link out so your kids can donate their $10 to a charity instead. The link is www.partiesforgood.com

Sergeant at Arms

Victor got a few and picked on Brenda Thomsen twice

Hidden Hand

Clarence Munchinsky

Pot of Gold Winner

Don Klassen

Other Business

None

Next Meeting

2012-08-22 (7:22 a.m.)


June 13 2012

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Milton Taylor gave a Mystery Golf day update for John Ross. He informed us there is still a few spots on the bus for more golfers and non golfers next Wednesday, June 20th. Reminder we are meeting at the Lawson Heights Mall at 8:00 am. Mike Jenkins reminded us that there is an Executive meeting on Tuesday, June 26th.

Social Announcements

Monica Pollard informed us that her committee are still working on a summer social event.

General Announcements

Jack Rudolph gave us a update on his health and things are very positive. Don Johnson reminded us that the Riders start their season next weekend and he has a couple of tickets. Also Don is involved in a fund raiser event at Waskesiu to raise money for recreation items like a basketball court. Raffle tickets are $20.00. Milton reminded us that the Jazz Festival is fast approaching and tickets are selling fast. Milton also informed us that $400 was raised for the SPCA in his Dog Days of May photo promotion .. thanks to all who participated.

Speaker | Sue Echlin - Living Sky Winery

Living Sky Winery opened in September of 2010. Sue and her husband wanted a way to stay on the farm in Perdu and thought a winery would be a way. So they have a 12 acre orchard. Their biggest challenge has been to start a winery in the province of Sask as this province is not know for wineries. The winery is a full line production winery that produces "Fruit" wines. Apple, cherry and rubbard ciders are the most popular. These wines are sold at the Farmers Markets and some restaurants but not in the Liquor board stores. Supporting and buying fruits locally is very important to them. Their motto is "Be social grow local".

Sergeant at Arms

Victor let us off easy this week no fines.

Hidden Hand

Jeff Sharp

Pot of Gold Winner

Jeff Sharp

Other Business

None

Next Meeting

2012-06-27 (7:22 a.m.)


May 23 2012

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Lyle Burkell (Secretary) needs speakers for the first meeting in August after summer break. Milton Taylor gave a Mystery Golf day update for John Ross. He informed us there is still spots on the bus for more golfers and non golfers. Martin Paul (membership) has a 3rd reading for Rich from Atrium Eye Care.

Social Announcements

None

General Announcements

Joe Schmidt from Carstar has tickets for Cystic Fibrosis for $5.00 each and having the annual car wash June 9th.

Speaker | Rick Carlson from Cuelenare Kendall Lawyer Firm

Rick has worked as a lawyer for 30 years and has worked for Cuelenare Kendall since 1999. The firm is made up of 19 lawyers and 25 staff. They deal in criminal law, family law, civil legation, a lot of real estate fees, business law, wills and estates. Rick focuses mainly on business law, wills, estates, wrong full dis misses, contract legation, fore closer and bankruptcy. Rick shared a story in disputes when people pass away and there is will contesting. Three main issues are incompetent person overturns, undo influence and contract claims. Why banks ask for ?

Sergeant at Arms

Victor fined a few people ... missed a lot of early leavers

Hidden Hand

Jack Rudolph

Pot of Gold Winner

Sharon Kaendo

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2012-06-13 (7:22 a.m.)


May 09 2012

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

John Ross has sent out a email a Mystery Golf Day registration form. Please sign up so we can fill the bus. JR is looking for volunteers to help for the day. Martin Paul said there is 2nd reading for Rich from Atrium Optometrists. Pat and Mike welcomed back Shoshana who was filling for breakfast for Jim Nellis from More Promotional Products.

Social Announcements

None

General Announcements

Radisson Hotel is having there Annual Mother's Day Brunch this Sunday, May 13. Sue Brooks Eclecthink had left sheets on our tables for a Business Competition being held in Saskatoon and they are looking for Business Reps to be mentors. Milton from Imagery reminded us on his Dog Days of May special. Depesh Parmar mentioned the Tops of the Hops Event is coming up May 24,25,26 and you can get tickets from him.

Speaker | Albert Jame from ZU

Albert has worked with zu since 2001 and has watched the online world evolve from awkward and static websites to the interactive mobile & social environment we?

Sergeant at Arms

Victor fines only a few people today.

Hidden Hand

Ali Malik - fined only Milton

Pot of Gold Winner

Scott Mamer

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2012-05-23 (7:22 a.m.)


April 25 2012

Submitted by Greg White

Executive Announcements

Friday evening event is being held at Hudson's on 4th...see everyone there at 5:30 Lyle is looking for speakers prior to and after the summer break Mike reminded everyone to use the website to notify us that you are missing ameeting. There is a link.

Social Announcements

Mystery Golf is booked, JR is looking for volunteers to help out

General Announcements

Jack let everyone know his business is celebrating 35 years of service this year, he invites all in to visit and put names in for draws...Greg gets the suit however! Patti reminded everyone of the Mothers day brunch at the Radisson, book early.

Speaker | Don Klassen - Crestview Auto

Business started `1984, 2001 expanded to present location. Curt his partner and lead Service Advisor was present also, welcome Curt. Crestview prides itself in it's mission and approach to vehicle maintenance. Don shared how it pays to maintain a vehicle in terms of costs and longevity. It costs 42% more to fix problems than do preventative maintenance so problems do not occur. They can preform all maintenance and this includes new cars for warranty purposes. Their slogan...we'll keep your car going a long time!

Sergeant at Arms

Vic fined many for good reason

Hidden Hand

Well hidden

Pot of Gold Winner

Jack Rudolph who donated to the charity pot.

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2012-05-09 (7:22 a.m.)


April 11 2012

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

None

Social Announcements

Monica Pollard informed us that a sign up sheet for the Den event has been sent around this mornings meeting. The event is April 27th at 220- 20th Street. It is $35 per person includes appetizers and 2 free drinks. Any one interested please sign up.

General Announcements

Dwight Buchholz from TD Bank has informed that TD will re-open up a west side branch at Blairmore. Milton Taylor from Imagery Photography has flyers on our tables for his promotions for Business Portraits and is Dog Days of May Pet photo sessions. Martin Paul from AirStream Mechanical is introducing a automatic drop off, new furnace filter program. Roger Addison from CQ Flooring is looking for another sales person if anybody knows of somebody let him know.

Speaker | Rachalle L'Heureux - TD Merchant Services

Rachelle works in the Merchant Services area and with business owners. Counter top terminals, gift card programs, American Express and new is the Discover card programs. Pricing is based on volume and average transactions. Business owners are liable if not upgraded to the chip terminals. TD adds value ?

Sergeant at Arms

Victor Boryski says we were all good and NO fines will be issued.

Hidden Hand

None

Pot of Gold Winner

Monica Thomas

none

none

Next Meeting

2012-04-25 (7:22 a.m.)


March 28 2012

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

John Ross brought us up to date on the golf tournament plans. Martin Paul says there are still some outstanding membership fees that need to be paid up. Lyle Burkell has open days for speakers in June. Mike Jenkins reminded the Executive that there is a meeting coming up Tuesday, April 3rd at the Radisson Hotel at 7:30. Mike also has informed the members that there has been a complaint on Jason McKeen's business and his membership is under review.

Social Announcements

Monica Pollard informed us that Quinn Magnusson is still looking for one more couple to join them for the first 4x2 dinner. Date is Thursday, April 5th (day before Good Friday). Location at his house around 6:30. Let him know if you're interested. Who ever comes to the dinner will host the next dinner within 45 days. Jim Nellis informed us there is April social event coming up and to look in our in boxes this week for more information.

General Announcements

Patti Schweighgardt informed us that March 31st is ?

Speaker | Cheryl Tuck-Tallon - The Black Spruce Gallery

Cheryl Tuck-Tallon started painting back in 1998. It has been passion for many years. Last year Cheryl transitioned from a regular job to her passion of full time painting. Her gallery The Black Spruce Gallery is located at Christopher Lake. She not only sells her paintings but sells other painters paintings. She also sells jewellery and pottery from various other artists. Her collection is all Saskatchewan based. Cheryl have a booth at Garden Scape this weekend. She also says her paintings for sale at Bill's House of Flowers and Blinds Unlimited.

Sergeant at Arms

Victor Boryski fined a lot of people

Hidden Hand

Monica Pollard - she got lots of money just by passing around the collection plate.

Pot of Gold Winner

Jeff Sharp

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2012-04-11 (7:22 a.m.)


March 14 2012

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Mike Jenkins ask the executive to meet for 10 minutes after the meeting today.

Social Announcements

Quinn Magnusson informed us the group dinners will be started. He will be hosting the first dinner with 2 -3 couples. Anybody interested to let him know.

General Announcements

Rick Carlson gave us a update on Tangs daughter's illness. Dwight Buchholz reminded us of the NASBA Builders Awards this weekend and also the speaker at the Radisson next Wednesday. Mike Jenkins said the Huskie Ladies Basketball is in Calgary for the finals this weekend. As well the Huskie Men's Hockey going to Fredricton for the Nationals. Dr. Don has two tickets to the symphony to give away. Greg White needs a part time receptionist for 2 days a week if anybody knows of somebody to let him know. Sharon Kaendo says this the time of year to book your European and Alaska trips.

Speaker | Quinn Magnusson is a consulting manager for BDC Bank.

Quinn Magnusson is a consulting manager for BDC Bank. BDC helps and assist business owners with their challenges / business plans. BDC Finance consulting helps getting money to start a business. BDC helps customers with high revenue growth than no BDC clients. Quinn often hears customers say ?

Sergeant at Arms

Victor Boryski fined a lot of people

Hidden Hand

none

Pot of Gold Winner

Darlene Danyliw

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2012-03-28 (7:22 a.m.)


February 22 2012

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Dr. Don (Treasurer) reviewed with the members the 7:22 Club 2011 finances. Mike Jenkins (President) answered the members questions. Over all the club is in good shape. John Ross had 26 members respond that they are interested in the mystery golf day and 4 for spa. So at this time there will be no spa with the golf. The bus costs will be between $500 - $1300. Ali from Saskatoon Blades updated us on the Blades players and the upcoming games/events.

Social Announcements

Monica Pollard gave us a over view of 4 social events the social club is planning for the the year. The next social event will be in March at the 2:20 Club more info to come. A event in May and December and probably a President's Ball in January 2013.

General Announcements

Barry Frank had a draw for 2 sets of Brier Tickets. The winners were Clarence and Ali. Mike Jenkins told us of the up coming UofS Huskies hockey at Rutherford rink and basketball games this weekend. Cheryl Tuck-Tallon is looking for a enclosed cargo trailer.

Speaker | None - Annual General Meeting

None - Annual General Meeting

Sergeant at Arms

The two Lyle's again! (Lyle Burkell and Lyle Bauer) Got Mike, Ken, Milt, Cheryl, Dr. Don and Roger, Pete, Clarence and Ali

Hidden Hand

Roger - no non shakers

Pot of Gold Winner

Pete Thompson

none

none

Next Meeting

2012-03-14 (7:22 a.m.)


February 08 2012

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Yea! Jack Rudolph is back. Dwight Buchholz awarded Jack the member of the year award that he missed at our Christmas party. John Ross (Golf Coordinator) has informed us on the mystery golf day/spa day. Martin Paul from Air Stream Mechanical has graciously offered to sponsor 1/2 of the bus cost. Thanks Martin! The proposed day of the mystery golf/spa day is June 27th. John will email us a sign up and sheet/details. Mike Jenkins wanted to thank Giselle Howard for again giving us the Sasktel box this year for the Blades game. Also Mike Jenkins reminded us that the next meeting is February 22nd and is the Annual General Meeting and no guests or alternates are allowed.

Social Announcements

None

General Announcements

Jack Rudolph thanked Milton Taylor for his support to him and his wife and keeping us up-dated on his progress while he was sick in the hospital. Sue Brooks informed us of the up coming BWP Dinner event coming up on March 8th. Dwight Buchholz informed us that TD bank is opening more branches on Sundays. Giselle Howard reminded us to check our Sasktel cellular plans before we go on vacation so we don't have a surprise bill when we get back from vacation.

Speaker | Greg White from McFaull Consulting Inc.

Greg gave a brief history of McFaull Consulting and how the company came to be. McFaull is a full service financial planning/planners as well as insurance, and life insurance. Greg deals with business owners, estate planning and now Group RRSP programs. All of Greg's colleagues are certified and will help design your retirement plans. They are NOT brokers. Greg strongly believes allocating money to a plan is important to our futures. As investors we need to be patient in the low times of the market. McFaull properly allocate your funds and manage your portfolio. They will guide us. The markets have not returned a lot in the last 10-12 years. Greg gave us a few Don't Worry Positive Trend examples. Power of waiting and be patient.

Sergeant at Arms

The 2 Lyle's (Lyle Burkell and Lyle Bauer) - poor Milton Taylor got fined 3 times!! Also was fined was Dwight, Quinn, Brenda for past fines on the Lyle's sitting together and Darlene who had a credit!

Hidden Hand

None

Pot of Gold Winner

Keith Gudmundson

none

none

Next Meeting

2012-02-22 (7:22 a.m.)


January 25 2012

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Lyle Burkell (Secretary) has speakers lined up for the month of February but needs some for March so if any members want to speak call or email him. Martin Paul (Membership Directory) has asked members to bring guests or alternates to our breakfast to keep the 7:22 club growing. Mike Jenkins has reminded us that the Annual General meeting is February 22nd and no guests are allowed.

Social Announcements

Monica Pollard says are first social event will be the Saskatoon Blades night at the Sasktel box on Friday, February 3. If you received a email back saying okay from her then you are in. Giselle Howard has the tickets (23 people are allowed to attend)

General Announcements

Sharon Kaendo is sorry and has to cancel the information night on the Sandals Resort on January 26th and will reschedule at a later date. Giselle and Ian Howard our putting on a steak night fundraiser for Gordon and Marlene Howe Alzimers Society February 16th at Baileys. Tickets are $25.00. Milton Taylor gave us a update on Jack Rudolph illness and he is doing very well and will hopefully be to the next meeting. Yea!

Speaker | Members Networking at the table

Instead of a speaker we were asked by Lyle Burkell (Secretary) to network at our tables with our fellow members. This has been done in the past in the club many years ago and proved to be successful. At my table (Darlene Danyliw?

Sergeant at Arms

Victory Boryski - was nice to every one and there was no fines

Hidden Hand

Scott Mamer - got all the late comers, Nathan, Barry , Ken. The no hand shakers were Giselle and Monica

Pot of Gold Winner

Scott Mamer

none

none

Next Meeting

2012-02-08 (7:22 a.m.)


January 11 2012

Submitted by Darlene Danyliw

Executive Announcements

Thanks to Joe Schmidt for bringing everyone a personalized desktop calendars again this year. Milton Taylor gave an update on Jack's illness. Mike Jenkins thanked the previous executive for their hard work last year. Depesh Parmar is stepping away from the club but will have a replacement on January 25. Nathan will be replacing Brad Trail from Sunrise Publishing. Brad was elected as membership director. Martin has volunteered to replace Brad. We need a assistant for Martin. Cheryl Tuck-Tallon graciously put her hand up and volunteered for the position. Gerry will continue on with treasure until April. Fees are due, there a $50 discount if paid early. Lyle Burkell our new secretary is looking for speakers for 2012. If there are no speakers we will be networking at the tables among members.

Social Announcements

Monica Pollard says are first social event will be the Saskatoon Blades night at the Sasktel box on Friday, February 3. She will send a email out to all members.

General Announcements

Victor Boryski wants information from the members regarding advertising sites like Swarm. Sharon Kaendo is holding an information meeting on the Sandals Resort on Thursday, January 26. Len Romanski wanted to remind everyone that he caters to all shoes not just orthopedics. He is selling a new product called a Hiker from Sweden. This new product has better traction for our snowy cold winters. Greg White has informed us that your can draw money out of the Canada Pension Plan while we are sill working. You can get it earlier now from ages 6-65. Mike Jenkins says to come out to the Huskies Men's and Ladies hockey Friday and Saturday nights to watch some good hockey.

Speaker | Darlene Danyliw from Mister Print / Printwest

Darlene started working in the printing industry typing classified ads at the Regina Shopper Newspaper in 1984. Then moved on moved on to Focus Publishing typing out family histories for history books. Then moved to Saskatoon and started working for Mister Print in 1987. Darlene has worked at various positions with Mister Print and took over Rick Wrubleski (former 7:22 member) sales position after he retired in April 2009. Mister Print was bought by Printwest in 1997. We have 3 locations in Saskatchewan an are the largest printer in Saskatchewan employing 155 people. Mister Print prints everything from a business cards, letterheads envelopes, brochures and flyers. We have a on-line internet ordering system for stationary and have just installed two Igen digital presses that can stitch a book in-line in one day. Printwest on Millar Ave houses the web presses that print the Western Producer and the telephone books and many different magazines. Printwest in Regina has a 6 color press and prints annual reports, books and presentation folders. The printing industry has seen dramatic changes over the years but journey has been both educational and rewarding. Darlene's job is to help you out with your printing and marketing needs that you need to help your businesses grow.

Sergeant at Arms

Victor Boryski - got Greg, Pete, Len. No fines a Vic's table this year. Darlene gets a credit

Hidden Hand

None

Pot of Gold Winner

Len Romanski

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2012-01-25 (7:22 a.m.)


November 23 2011

Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

Executive Announcements

MIke Jenkins - reports social committe will have more announcements soon -Feb 3 Sasktel Booth at Blades Game. Only 20 tickets available Dec 14th only meeting in December $33/guest. RSVP if attending

Social Announcements

FEb 3 Sasktel Booth at Blades Game

General Announcements

Milt Taylor - reminder to book Christmas photos as only limited time Dr. Don - Brier - good tickets still available

Speaker | Lang McGilp, B. Comm, Insightrix Research

Lang began his research career working with Entrepreneurs 2000, the Rural Economic Development Authority (REDA) for the Rosetown / Elrose district. While there, Lang conducted market research studies and prepared business plans for individuals interested in commercializing their entrepreneurial ideas. Following this, Lang joined the largest market research firm in Canada, Ipsos-Reid. During his tenure with Ipsos-Reid, Lang worked with a variety of clients in the energy, leisure activities, transportation and medical industries, managing all phases of both qualitative and quantitative research projects. Most recently, he worked with the second largest mystery shopping firm in North America, Service Intelligence. In his tenure with Service Intelligence, Lang has worked with a variety of household brands including McDonalds, Dunkin?

Sergeant at Arms

Martin Paul - got Keith Moen, Pete, Mike J., Milt.

Hidden Hand

none

Pot of Gold Winner

Jeff Sharp

Other Business

Remember the Christmas meeting Dec 14th is the only Dec. meeting

Next Meeting

2011-12-14 (7:22 a.m.)


November 09 2011

Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

Executive Announcements

Gizelle - Executive Meeting Monday Nov 14 Dwight B. - Still needing nominations for member of the year Xmas Party - charity will be Childrens Wish Foundation

Social Announcements

Chirstmas Party Dec 14 Guests welcome

General Announcements

Jack R. Squire Shop and Mansize Menswear - Nov 17th Ladies night - specials and a rose Keith Moen - NSBA Nov 15 Brett Wilson breakfast Perry Swark - Coast Wholesale Appliances - now open Thurs evenings

Speaker | Sara Whelwright

Having lived in three continents, and with deep experience in marketing, Sara launched Trusted Saskatoon in 2011. The company will expand nationally to Trusted Canada. Eligible business must pass a yearly stringent review including references that are checked. They must commit to the TRUSTED GUARANTEES Provide the service and quality promised. Complete the job on time. Charge the price quoted with NO surprises. Communicate honestly and be responsive to customer needs. Resolve any issues with customer satisfaction in mind. Trusted Saskatoon is not to build a reputation, but to solidify and guarantee it. See 222.trustedsaskatoon.com

Sergeant at Arms

Brad Trail got Keith Moen, Gizelle Howard, Milt Taylor

Hidden Hand

Gizelle Howard - got everyone

Pot of Gold Winner

Barry Frank - donated to our charity

Other Business

none

Next Meeting

2011-11-23 (7:22 a.m.)


October 26 2011

Submitted by Rick Carlson

Executive Announcements

Today's elections were run by Dwight Buchholz. The new executive members listed below will be effective as of January 1 2012. Congratulations and thanks to everyone for agreeing to participate in the club's executive!
  • Mike Jenkins - President by acclamation
  • Vice President - Pat Wallin by acclamation
  • Treasurer - Don Johnson by acclamation
  • Membership - Brad Traill by acclamation
  • Assistant Membership - Martin Paul by acclamation
  • Golf - John Ross by acclamation
  • Assistant Golf - Thang Dinh by acclamation
  • Social - Jim Nellis by acclamation
  • Assistant Social - Monica Pollard and Quinn Magnusson
  • Secretary - Lyle Burkell by acclamation
  • Newsletter - Darlene Danyliw by acclamation
  • Sergeant at Arms - Vic Boryski by acclamation
  • Webmaster - Rick Carlson

    Member of the Year nominations are requested by November 15th. Forms were handed out today. It requires someone to make the nomination and a seconder.

    Jack is seeking volunteers for speakers for meetings before Christmas

    Ali Malek's 3rd reading took place and Pete Thompson confirmed that Ali is now a full member. Welcome Ali!

    Social Announcements

    Mike Jenkins reminded us that our Christmas Luncheon is December 14th at noon. Mark your diaries.

    General Announcements

    Member endorsements

    Speaker | No Speaker Today Due to Elections

    n/a

    Sergeant at Arms

    None today

    Hidden Hand

    None today

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Barry Frank

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2011-11-09 (7:22 a.m.)


    October 12 2011

    Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

    Executive Announcements

    Dwight b. Next meeting is club elections. Need nominees for VP, Secretary, Social and Asst. Social. Guests should not be invited to the Oct 26 meeting

    Social Announcements

    none

    General Announcements

    Mike Jenkins - Husky Footbal - U of C this weekend Husky Hockey at CUC Oct 22 Len R. Demonstrated his new runner available Jan 2012 Ken Suchan - Colliers have moved their office to the 3rd floor and Action has done a beautiful job of the interior Gizelle - SaskTel busy working on increasing capacity after huge increases in usage

    Speaker | Sharon Keando

    Been in retail travel since 1982. Open Leisure Travel 2000 in 1999. She belongs to several travel associaitons and serves on the executive of local chapters. Sharon outlined all the reasons to use a professional for your travel needs and why this service is much better and different than what you can expect from the internet. Sharon also answered many questions about travel.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Martin Paul Fined many people including this writer! Not fair!

    Hidden Hand

    Len Romansky ran a sting(k) operation to extract extra dollars from folks.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Randy Schinkel - Randy donated back to our Charity

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2011-10-26 (7:22 a.m.)


    September 28 2011

    Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

    Executive Announcements

    Dwight B Reminder October 26th is executive elections. Guests should not be in attendance Pete T. Membership - several members need their pictures taken for the website. Contact Milt Propsed New Member Ali Malek, Saskatoon Blades - 1st reading

    Social Announcements

    Patti S. Christmas luncheon at the Radisson Dec 14th. Guest welcome Work is being done on a poker tournament and Sled Ride. Stay tuned.

    General Announcements

    Keith M NSBA - Lessons I've Learned Dinner OCt 14th 4:30 Dr. Don Johnson - Free youth Tennis Lessons - contact him - anyone interested in free play casino tickets, he has some - Oct 16th Rider Game - tickets available Len Foster - Footcare week is commencing Jack R. - encouraged everyone to get to a Huskie Football game - good time Mike Jenkins - Huskie Hockey will play 4 games at Credit Union Centre this year Patti S. - October is Winefest month at the Radisson

    Speaker | Don Ewart - Advanced Labour Solutions

    Don gave an enlightening talk on union and general labour relations.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Lyle Bauer stood in - Pat, Milt, Vic and Jack

    Hidden Hand

    Keith G, Vic B, Mike J

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Dwight Buchholtz - returned to club charity

    Pearls of Wisdom - Birthdays - endorsements

    Clarence Relationships, Family and Friends Joe Schmidt Family and Friends Endorsements - Vic Joe at Car STar Lyle - Monica and Clint at Blinds Unlimited Twylla from Sunrise Publishing - wished to thank club and the following: Patti at the Radison Top 100 Reception, Jack at Squire Shop for Tux's, Gerry at 77 Signs, Janna at Bills House of Flowers, Pat at Hair Hut and Yu Spa. Clarence - Milt, Jack, Jenna, Joe, Depesh re wedding

    Next Meeting

    (7:22 a.m.)


    September 14 2011

    Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

    Executive Announcements

    Dwight B (TDCanada Trust) Call for executive and board members. Elections upcoming Pete T. (Action Office) 7 missing pics for website and bios Some people missing many meetings so should consider alternates Club is now at 51 members

    Social Announcements

    Patti S (Radisson) Poker Tournament Oct 15 Dec 14th is annual Xmas luncheon Depesh - Tentative Fall Golf at Legends in Warman Thurs Sept 22

    General Announcements

    Milton - Family Fall Portrait Special Dwight JD Power and Assoc. - #1 Ranking in every category Len - Foster Shoes - Annual Footwear Week Sept 24-Oct 1

    Speaker | Jodi MItchel - Rawlco Radio

    Jodi gave a very enlightening presentation on the 12 Causes of Marketing Failure - referencing Roy Williams, marketing guru. To obtain Jodi's presentation email jmitchell@rawlco.com

    Sergeant at Arms

    Martin Paul Dwight, Cheryl Jack, Barry

    Hidden Hand

    Joe Schmidt - Cheryl Lyle Keith Depesh

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Pete - returned to our charity

    Birthday Pearls of Wisdom

    Jodi -Always remain curious, Martin - Keep your heart open and welcoming, Pete Not what you believe, its how you live your life, Lyle Create the type of day you'd like to have.

    Next Meeting

    2011-09-28 (7:22 a.m.)


    August 25 2011

    Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

    Executive Announcements

    jack still has openings for speakers into fall and winter social committee - Milt apologized for no summer social due to unforseen happenings. They will be working on fall/winter events shortly

    Social Announcements

    events will be announced shortly

    General Announcements

    Don Johnson announced Kiran Randhawa - new owner of Idylwyld Dental had a baby! Mom and baby are doing well. Jeff Sharp announce Colony Coffee are now in their new office on Miller north Don Klassen reminded of the Women's Car Clinic at Crestview Auto Repair Keith Moen - NSBA luncheon with Brad Wall, Wed Sept 14th Milt - Imagery is now booking for fall sittings along the river or parks with the golden colours

    Speaker | Roger Addison - Central Quality Flooring

    Originally from Winnipeg, Roger has been in the flooring industry since 2003. His love of people and the flooring industry has resulted in the perfect fit. Roger moved to Saskatoon in January 2011 and has been with CQ Flooring as their sales manager. CQ offers all types of flooring including laminate, luxury vinyl tile, hardwood, carpet, tile, area rugs. They also have tiles and materials for backsplashed, bathroom showers/baths etc.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Scott Mamer - nabbed Monica, Pat and "The Mob" who sat off to the side.

    Hidden Hand

    Monica Thomas missed Jodi, Keith M, Keith G, Pat, Barry and Don K

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Brenda Thompson - returned to our charity

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2011-09-14 (7:22 a.m.)


    June 22 2011

    Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

    Executive Announcements

    Milton is looking for speakers for the fall Club is now on summer break until Aug 24th

    Social Announcements

    Social committee is planning a summer bbq at Patty's. Dates and details will be sent by email. Golf Tournament was an overwhelming success. Good work Depesh and Milton

    General Announcements

    n/a

    Speaker | Greg White of McFaull Consulting

    Greg is a partner of McFaull Consulting. After a successful career in banking, Greg chose to work for the individuals rather than a corporation. This allowed him to have greater flexibility and to work closely with the individuals in regards to their entire planning. His firm has examined their focus of late and have expanded their relationships to include insurance and business insurance. This will protect the families assets and investments for a total financial plan.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Martin

    Hidden Hand

    n/a

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Keith Moen - donated to club charity

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2011-08-24 (7:22 a.m.)


    June 08 2011

    Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

    Executive Announcements

    Jack is looking for speakers for the fall Golf tourned June 16th

    Social Announcements

    Golf Tournament there will be a summer BBQ details to follow

    General Announcements

    endorsements: Martin for Carstar and Print West Barry for Bill's House of Flowers and NeWEst Electrical Janna for 77 Signs and Squire Shop Jim Nellis - 77 signs

    Speaker | Lyle Burkell Saskatoon Funeral HOme

    Lyle has been married 33 years to Judy and they have two daughters and a son. Lyle has been in the funeral business for 32 years. Saskatoon Funeral home has changed to a traditional based funeral home with modern changes. Opened first crematorium in Sask. and have added the pet crematorium. Requires 3 separate licenses - embalmer, director, pre-need. 15 full time and up to 75 with part time. SFH is in its 5th generation of management. National winner of C.A.F.E.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Martin - he was kind to us

    Hidden Hand

    Chad JOhnson from ADeco

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Jeff Sharp

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2011-06-23 (7:22 a.m.)


    May 25 2011

    Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

    Executive Announcements

    Pictures - some of you have not submitted your pictures to Pete for the website and you will have restricted data on the site.

    Social Announcements

    Golf Tournament June 16th at SGCC $105 includes meal and cart

    General Announcements

    Proposed new member - Monica Pollard, Saskatoon Community Association Roger Addison - CQ Flooring Birthday - Sharon K.

    Speaker | Brian Towriss - Sask. Huskies Football Head Coach

    Intro: Awarded Order of Merit. 3 Vanier Cups, 9 appearances Brian is honoured to work with 85-90 highly intelligent and motivated young people. Significant fund raiser - Dogs Breakfast - $75-$90,000 returned to students in scholarships Retain a base with 4 years of scholarship commitments on hand. Recently compelted the Graham Const. (4 million) with weight rooms, dressing rooms and lounge. Team is currently in transition with a new quarterback. Season Opener: sept 2 with another game Fri Sept 9

    Sergeant at Arms

    none

    Hidden Hand

    none

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Jack Rudolf

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2011-06-09 (7:22 a.m.)


    May 11 2011

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Jack needs speakers for the first meeting in June and September onward. Intersted, let Jack know. New Members Roger Adison with CQ Flooring, second reading, first reading for Monica Pollard of Saskatoon Community Foundation.

    Social Announcements

    Depesh and Milt informed us about the Golf tournament to be held June 16th at Stoon Golf and Country Club...register online with Picatic.

    General Announcements

    Endorsements made to Vic and his team for great service, Jana for wonderful flowers, and Joe for straightening out a bad situation! Keith from NSBA announced their GOlf Tournament in 2 weeks. Giselle let us know Sasktel won an award from JD Powers

    Speaker | Brian Turnquist, Thomson Jaspar and Associates representing Station 20 West project

    Brian gave us an update on this project. The group is constructing a building in the heart of the community to house various Health, Education, and food security groups to provide support to the community. This is not a hand out, more a Help Out! We can contact Paul Wilkinson for more details. Business plans call for self supporting entities without need for further funding, a grocery store to promote and provide healthy choices, and educational entities to foster continued growth and awareness. Project has already raised $4,025,000 and needs a further $925,000 to complete and move forward. All donations accepted

    Sergeant at Arms

    Mr. Paul fined Jack for the jokes, Depesh for memory failure.

    Hidden Hand

    Brenda fined JR, Patti, and Giselle.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Giselle won and donated back to charity

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    (7:22 a.m.)


    April 27 2011

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Jack Rudolph is looking for a speaker the first meeting in May and both meetings in June.

    Proposed new member: Roger Addison of CQ Flooring

    Social Announcements

    Depesh Parmar announced the upcoming golf tournamentat the Saskatoon Golf and Country Club. The cost will be $135 per person including supper. Guests are welcome. You or a guest can also golf only for $100 or attend the supper only for $35. Thursday June 16th. Details will be emailed shortly.

    General Announcements

    Member endorsements: Dwight for Joe Schmidt (Carstar), Giselle for Victor Boryski (Boryski's), Milt for Phillip Reiber (PR Cabinets), Keith for Chad Johnston (Addeco)

    Speaker | Len Romanski | Foster Shoes

    Len and his wife Hilda started their business in 1980. They are located on Broadway Ave just south of 10th Street. Their son, Mike, also operates a Foster's Shoes store in Regina. They sell shoes for style, comfort and various industries. They also offer a professional shoe fit. Their website is located at http://www.fosters-shoes.com. They also sell a large selection of footcare products including socks for regular as well as various specialized needs. Len left 10% off cards on the tables for everyone. Thay are good throughout 2011.

    Len finished with a draw for four giveaways.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Martin Paul fined several people for not introducing themselves before speaking.

    Hidden Hand

    Joe Schmidt

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Victor Boryski (donated)

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2011-05-11 (7:22 a.m.)


    April 13 2011

    Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

    Executive Announcements

    Proposed new members - Phillip R - PR Cabinets 3rd reading. Pennco will remain Speakers for May and June - if interested contact Jack R New Member Target 8 - currently at 3. Contact Pete if you have a potential new member

    Social Announcements

    Annual Golf Tourney - June 16 at SGCC with Steak night to follow

    General Announcements

    Jack - Husky Dog's Breakfast April 23 Keith Moen - NSBA Golf May 25 -Succession Planning workshop upcoming

    Speaker | Trevor Forest - Executive Director of Saskatoon Community Foundation

    founded in 1970 as the Saskatoon Foundation by 6 city leaders and will celebrate 41 years on April 18th. Currently managed by a 15 member board and 4 staff including Trevor as Executive Director The Saskatoon Community Foundation is an endowment fund, retaining the capital and dispersing a portion of the revenue each year to fulfill the vision of "For Saskatoon- Forever". They receive a wide variety of gifts including monetary donations, bequests, securities, property. Last year they granted $1.5 million to community organizations.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Greg White - travel tax!!!!

    Hidden Hand

    none - Clarence M, if you are reading this - the editor has assigned you for next meeting.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Jack - $7.50

    Birthday Pearls

    Scott Mamer, Greg White and Jack Rudolf all had birthdays

    Next Meeting

    2011-04-27 (7:22 a.m.)


    March 09 2011

    Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

    Executive Announcements

    none

    Social Announcements

    Social - Golf Night Join the members for a fun night of golf, games, nibblies and refreshments. Ramada Golf Dome March 18th.

    General Announcements

    Lyle B - Sheshawna Dempsey, former member had a pre-mature delivery of her triplets and unfortunately only one boy survived. Sheshawna is at home but baby is still in hospital. Dwight Buchholtz - congratulated Ken Suchan for being Colliers Top Producer for the past 5 years. Cheryl Tuck-Tallon - announced The Black Spruce Gallery will be in Gardenscapes

    Speaker | Martin Paul of Airstream Mechanical

    Martin moved from Vancouver 14 years ago and has declared himself a misplaced prairie boy finding his roots. Airstream Mechanical has been in business 6 years and does all areas including plumbing, gas fitting, air conditioning, sheet metal. Last year Martin partnered with Aaron McCallum and they are now up to 14 employees. Airstream has been nomicated for a Sabex award in both service and employee growth. They now have 14 employees. Airstream encourages everyone to have service contract to avoid costly repairs, replacement and inconvenience.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Marting Paul fined Cheryl, John, Keith M, Vic, Jack and Janna

    Hidden Hand

    none

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2011-03-23 (7:22 a.m.)


    February 23 2011

    Submitted by Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

    Executive Announcements

    none

    Social Announcements

    March 18th - Friday Club Social at the Golf Dome - drinks, eats, games and golf. See Patti for more details.

    General Announcements

    Sharon - Leisure Travel 2000 - upcoming evening on Sicily and Africa Gizelle - Sask Tel - will be introducing Iphone soon Martin - Listen to Talk to the Experts, will be on soon. Will also be expanding to Geothermal

    Speaker | Annual General meeting

    Balance Sheet and Profit/Loss statement presented. - Passed to be accepted by membership Audit - Motion by Ken Suchan, second Greg - Delay annual audit until change of treasurer which is expected at end of club year. passed

    Sergeant at Arms

    Martin - fined Milt, Chery and Gizelle

    Hidden Hand

    none

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Randy S.

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2011-03-09 (7:22 a.m.)


    December 08 2010

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Our Christmas luncheon is next week December 15th. It starts at 11:30 but the meal is closer to noon. See the social page of the club website sir more details. Members are paid for ready. Guests and alternates are $25 each. There is no gift exchange. Our designated charity is Care and Share. Please contact Sharon to have your name and guest added to the list if you haven't signed up already.

    Social Announcements

    The club sleigh ride social was a success 2 weeks ago.

    General Announcements

    Member endorsements

    Speaker | Jack Rudolph - Squire Shop | Mansize Men's Wear

    Jack has been a member of the 722 Breakfast Club since 1986. He has been in business 37 years. He moved to Saskatoon in 1966 and graduated from Walter Murray Collegiate. Jack's initial training was in jewelry. His wife is Terrie. They have one son, Mitchell. In 1976 Jack and his then business partner expanded the Squire Shop to also include Mansize Men's Wear. Jack is one of the original members of the breakfast club and a strong supporter of it.

    Jack spoke a bit about the Canadian garment industry. He feels that Canadian manufacturers make the best suits on the world. Canadian products have a better fit, more durability and better overall quality. Jack feels that wool is still one of the best materials available to make clothing. A new trend is to make clothing from viscose extracted from the bamboo plant. It is natural and wears much like silk.

    They rent and sell tuxedos. It is not as common for men to buy a tuxedo but Jack feels they are one of the best clothing investments available as they don't date at the same pace as other items. While they rent tuxes for a lot of weddings, Jack says that many men are now buying suits instead for their wedding day so they will still have something after the event is over.

    Jack had 2 gift draws after his presentation was complete.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Brenda gave out good natured fines.

    Hidden Hand

    Greg White

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Clarence Munchinsky

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2010-12-15 (7:22 a.m.)


    November 24 2010

    Submitted by Rick Carlson / Keri Schaefer

    Executive Announcements

    There will be no fines today because of the Election, or speaker. Todays meeting is also closed to guests. Greg White acted as election officer for todays elections.

    Social Announcements

    None

    General Announcements

    Endorsements were exchanged

    Speaker | Elections for Executive Positions

    Official results of the Election
    • PRESIDENT: Giselle Howard
    • VICE PRESIDENT: Mike Jenkins
    • SECRETARY: Jack Rudolph
    • TREASURER: Gerry Weninger
    • GOLF: Depesh Parmar
    • ASST GOLF: John Ross
    • MEMBERSHIP: Pete Thompson
    • ASST MEMBERSHIP: Clarence Munchinsky
    • SOCIAL: Patty Schweighardt
    • ASST SOCIAL: Jana Ellis & Milt Taylor
    • NEWSLETTER: Cheryl Tuck-Tallon
    • SARGEANT: Martin Paul
    • WEBMASTER: Rick Carlson
    Congratulations to the new executive and thank you to all those whom let their names stand.

    Sergeant at Arms

    No Fines today

    Hidden Hand

    None today

    Pot of Gold Winner

    None Recorded

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2010-12-08 (7:22 a.m.)


    November 10 2010

    Submitted by Rick Carlson / Keri Schaefer

    Executive Announcements

    Jack needs speakers for the 1st meeting in December.

    Elise Michalenko with Adecco Employment services brought her alternate Chad Johnston.

    Social Announcements

    Nomination forms for Member of the Year will be sent to everyone. Please consider a candidate with the qualifications such as attendance, promotion, networking and social event participation. You can email or fax your nominations for Greg White.

    The Enchantede Forest sleigh ride and chilli dinner is on Nov 26th.

    Milton Taylor reminded everyone of the Rememberance Day event at Credit Union Place.

    Nov 23rd Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000 is hosting an information night on Turkey at Leisure Travel everyone welcome to attend.

    mansize Menswear is hosting their annual Ladies Day next Thursday men bring your better half for some great deals.

    Martin Paul with Airstream Mechanical reminds everyone to get their furnace checked>

    Greg White announced that the Dance raised over $7500 for the two charities.

    General Announcements

    Jack Rudolph with Mansize Menswear and Cheryl Tuck-Taillon with T2 Solutions endorsed Don Johnson with Idywyld Dental Clinic.

    Milton Taylor with Imagery Photography endorsed Clarence Munchinsky with Property enhancement Group.

    Giselle Howard with SaskTel endorsed both Keith Gudmundson with Remax Realty and Rick Carlson with Cuelenare Kendall Katzman & Watson.

    Speaker | Cheryl Tuck-Taillon with T2 Solutions

    Cheryl is a group insurance specialist. She does lectures for businesses in the industry. The biggest issue with insurance is out of country travel which is usually provided in a group plan. Keep in mind that this could be voided if you have a reduction in work hours. The Preferred Prudent Person Rule means that no pre existing medical is required. You just need to make sure that you can travel or that a doctor will give you documentation allowing you to travel. A Pre existing condition means that anything in relation to the pre existing condition will not be covered. If you are going to be travelling longer than 3 months you need to inform SaskHealth. There are many private insurance carriers that will provide out of country travel. You will need to provide medical information every year and it is important that you have direct pay for coverage and that the private insurance provider works with SaskHealth and not against.

    Aside from Insurance Cheryls passion is painting. She created an alliance when her business started to grow so that she could take time to do what she enjoys most which is painting and running her gallery near Waskesiu. She uses oils, acrylic and metallics to create some fantastic works of art.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Brenda fined those that were late as well as Depesh, Milt, Keith, Cheryl, Dwight, Keri & Shoshana.

    Hidden Hand

    Shoshana Dempsey

    Pot of Gold Winner

    John Ross

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2010-11-24 (7:22 a.m.)


    October 27 2010

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Elections are taking place today.

    Social Announcements

    Sharon Kaendo reminded people of our upcoming sleigh ride social. See the social page on our website for details. If you registered, please get your cheque to her asap as the club has to pay for it in advance. All seats are filled, but contact her if you want to be put on the waiting list in case there are any cancellations.

    Dec 15 is our Christmas luncheon. Details will follow.

    General Announcements

    Member endorsements

    Speaker | Elections Presided over by Greg White

    Congratulations to our new club executive commencing January 1, 2011, and thanks for volunteering:
  • President - Giselle Howard by acclamation
  • Vice-President - Mike Jenkins by acclamation
  • Treasurer - Gerry Weninger by acclamation
  • Golf Coordinator - Depesh Parmar. assisted by John Ross (assistant is not an executive position)
  • Membership - Pete Thompson assisted by Clarence Munchinsky (assistant is not an executive position)
  • Social - Patty Schweighart assisted by Milt Taylor and Jana Ellis (assistant is not an executive position)
  • Newsletter - Cheryl Tuck-Talon
  • Sergeant at Arms - Martin Paul
  • Webmaster (non-voting) - Rick Carlson

    Sergeant at Arms

    Jack subbed for Brenda and fined several people

    Hidden Hand

    None. Greg has appointed someone for the next meeting.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Keith Gudmundson

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2010-11-10 (7:22 a.m.)


    October 13 2010

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Jack Rudolph is looking for speakers for one meeting in November and one in December.

    October 27, 2010 is our elections meeting so no guests please at that meeting. If you haven't already volunteered to run for a position, please give it strong consideration.

    Social Announcements

    A signup sheet was passed around by Sharon Kaendo for a sleigh ride on November 26, 2010 through the Enchanted Forest and chili afterwords at Sharon's house. The sleigh has a top but open sides so you'll need to dress warmly. This is the last social of the year.

    General Announcements

    Elise Michalenko's job is moving her to Vancouver. A replacement member of Adecco will take over her position with the club.

    Don Johnson announced that he will be retiring from the practice of dentistry at the end of 2010.

    Member endorsements.

    Speaker | Milton Taylor | Imagery Photography

    Milt is involved with the Food Bank. He states that they use about 4 tons of food per day or 20 days per week. Milt was recently involved in a project where some farm land was donated to grow potatoes for the food bank. He says they successfully harvested and donated about 8 tons.

    Milt graduated from photography school in 1973. There are only 9 photography businesses in Saskatoon that actually have a studio. The rest, of which there are many, work out of their homes. Having a full studio allows Milt to offer services that many other businesses cannot.

    Milt spoke a bit about digital cameras. Rather than using the "program" setting on his camera, he selects the settings manually to get his desired results. Modern cameras also allow you to choose a much higher ISO setting with minimal grain or noise in the image compared to the results one used to get from film. Even though the vast majority of people shoot digital now, there are still some people who prefer film. Milt feels that film will likely still be available 20 years from now.

    Milt brought in samples of some recent family portrait work he has done. Although some families come in for portraits every one or two years, most families only come back every eight years or so.

    Milt closed off with his favorite motto "treasure life".

    Sergeant at Arms

    I had to leave before the meeting was over.

    Hidden Hand

    The person appointed could not attend the meeting. Elise will appoint another for our next meeting.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Monica Thomas

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2010-10-27 (7:22 a.m.)


    September 22 2010

    Submitted by Rick Carlson / Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Keith Moen with NSBA brought his alternate Marie as a guest.

    No proposed new members.

    The 722 Breakfast Club is now officially 722 Breakfast Club Inc.

    Greg White made mention of the Executive Committee Elections coming up in November.

    Social Announcements

    Milton Taylor with Imagery Photography gave Jana Ellis a photo book in commemoration of her dad Bill being given a star on Broadway for Merchants.

    Jack is looking for speakers.

    Renovations are coming along nicely at the Radisson everyone is welcome to attend the Grand Re-Opening on Nov 16th.

    John Ross reminded everyone that Golfing is at the Willows today, tee time at 12:30pm. There is still room if anyone wants to attend.

    Congratulations to Jason McKeen on the newest addition baby boy Carter.

    Pat Wallin with Hair Hut is providing $75 facials for $20 for the whole month of October with proceeds given to cancer research in conjunction with the C95 Marathon for Breast Cancer Research.

    Greg White announced an upcoming dance on Nov 6th with the theme Back to the future featuring music from the 60?

    General Announcements

    Jack Rudolph with Mansize Menswear endorsed Giselle Howard with Sasktel.

    Darlene Danilyw with Mister Print endorsed Joe Schmidt with CarStar Collision.

    Jana Ellis with Bill?

    Speaker | Jodi Mitchell with Rawlco Radio

    Jodi Mitchell grew up in Saskatchewan then moved to Vancouver in the late 80?

    Sergeant at Arms

    Brenda fined Keri & Shoshanna for sitting together as well as Sharon

    Hidden Hand

    Keri Schaeffer

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Shaelene Gudmundson

    None

    None

    Next Meeting

    2010-10-13 (7:22 a.m.)


    September 08 2010

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Greg White reminded people about our upcoming annual elections for the executive. Please consider volunteering.

    Social Announcements

    None, although please remember that John Ross emailed everyone yesterday about the upcoming fall golf tournmanent on September 22nd, 2010 at the Willows. Go to the social page on the website for more information.

    General Announcements

    Kudos were handed out by members regarding services provided by other members.

    Jason McKeen and his partner, Amanda, had a baby recently. Congratulations to Jason and Amanda.

    Various members made announcements about their businesses.

    Speaker | Mark Regier | Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation

    Saskatoon Prairieland Park Corporation is the oldest corporation in Saskatchewan. It was incorporated in 1886. Mark Regier spoke to us about all the different types of events that are put on by Prairieland. People often think they are mainly the Ex but that is not the case. That us only one of many business oriented events that they host each year. Some examples of the community or trade shows they host are the Crop Production Show, Gardenscape, the Ex, Pet Expo, Saskatoon Fall Fair and others.

    Prairieland has received a bit of federal money the last few years but they do not get any from the province or the city. They are self sufficient. They are a nonprofit corporation. Contrary to common belief, they are not owned or controlled by the Province of Saskatchewan or the City of Saskatoon.

    Mark also spoke to us about being a member. Membership applications are $25 per year. That gets you the opportunity to volunteer for the various events and you also get free admission and parking at many of their shows.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Brenda Thomsen fined late comers and early leavers

    Hidden Hand

    Pete Thompson

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Jack Rudolph.

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2010-09-22 (7:22 a.m.)


    August 18 2010

    Submitted by Rick Carlson / Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Keith Moen with NSBA brought his alternate Maria Williams as his guest.

    No proposed new members.

    722 Breakfast club is now on facebook. If there is anything that you want posted email Mike Jenkins.

    Executive meeting on Sept 1 at 8:15am breakfast included.

    Social Announcements

    Bill Ellis, Jana?

    General Announcements

    Milton Taylor with Imagery Photography endorsed Quinn Magnusson with Business Bank of Canada, and Quinn returned the endorsement.

    Giselle Howard with Sasktel and Mike Jenkins with Husky Athletics endorsed Jana Ellis with Bill?

    Speaker | Jeff Sharp with Colony Coffee

    Jeff and his wife Barb just recently had a baby girl that they named Carissa. Jeff is an avid curler. Jeff moved here from Yorkton and attended the U of S and achieved a double major in Marketing and Human Resources.

    Colony Coffee started 25 years ago in Regina and has since expanded into Saskatoon and Moose Jaw. They have over 1000 customers in Regina and about 200 and growing in Saskatoon.

    Jeff works hard to keep up to date on the coffee trends and equipment. They offer a full line of beans, syrups and mixes for cappucinnos and frappachinos. They are also the authorized service provider for Starbucks.

    One of their most popular machines in the Keurig single cup gourmet coffee and tea machine, available for both commercial and residential use. They offer free delivery with coffee purchases and offer their customers quality without a long term contract.

    Sergeant at Arms

    MIA

    Hidden Hand

    Gerry Weninger

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Darlene Danilyw

    None

    None

    Next Meeting

    2010-09-08 (7:22 a.m.)


    June 23 2010

    Submitted by Rick Carlson / Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Mike Jenkins with Husky Athletics brought Basil Hughton as his guest.

    Social Announcements

    Golf today, cocktails at 5pm with supper at 6pm.

    BBQ at Patti?

    General Announcements

    Endorsements were exchanged.

    Speaker | Basil Hughton Director of Husky Athletics

    Huskie Athletics comprises of over 400 athletes, 15 different teams in both men and women?

    Sergeant at Arms

    Brenda fined Perry, Giselle, Keri & Shoshana

    Hidden Hand

    Jodi Mitchell

    Pot of Gold Winner

    N/A

    None

    None

    Next Meeting

    2010-08-18 (7:22 a.m.)


    June 09 2010

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Dwight Buchholz says that mid-way through the 2010 year the club is in good shape financially, membership wise and for social events. Regarding attendance there are some members that don't appear for a few meetings at a time without telling the membership committee that they won't be there. Please remember that attendance at meetings is mandatory. If you cannot attend you are required to notify the membership committee in advance. There is a link on the home page of our website to make it easy for you to do this.

    Mike Jenkins announced that Murray Gould of Family Cleaners has resigned. He is unable to make it out for meetings.

    Social Announcements

    Golf tournament reminders from John Ross and Marquis Downs event reminders from Sharon Kaendo. See the social page on our website for dates and details.

    Sharon Kaendo says that a barbeque is planned for late July at Patty Schweighardt's home. A Pasture Golf event is also being planned similar to last year's event. Dates will be announced soon.

    General Announcements

    Various membership announcements about things happening with their businesses or favourite causes.

    Speaker | Keith Moen | North Saskatchewan Business Association

    Keith Moen has been a member of the 722 Club since 2000. He has been an active participant in the club holding many executive positions including President. He was introduced to the club by Sharon Kaendo.

    Keith started his present career path with a company owned by him and another person, ... Quance Communication Group. He was a self employed contract writer since 1993, being a U of S grad with a BA. He freelanced for many magazines and papers. He later moved to a full time position with Sunrise Publishing where most of us in the club remember him being until approximately the beginning of this year where he took on his present position with the NSBA.

    Annual Memberships with the NSBA are $175 per year. They are wholly funded by their membership. They have around 750 members. They are a group that looks after the business interests of its members and also the public in general, lobbying particularly with our municipal and provincial government as well as others. The association was started in 1965 by Harold Latrace who owned the Travel Lodge in Saskatoon. He got people to band together at that time to lobby for the development of 42nd Street into what it is today to ensure the viability of those business locations. From there it grew to its present form.

    The NSBA has a volunteer board of eleven people. Originally they represented the northwest quaudrant of the city because of the NSBA's roots. That has broadened to cover the entire city over time although 3/4 of their board members must come from their original section of the city.

    Milt Taylor gave an example of how the NSBA helped him with the classification the City of Saskatoon had placed his building in for property tax purposes and praised the effectiveness of the organization.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Brenda Thomsen fined all late-comers.

    Hidden Hand

    Jack Rudolph fined our entire table except for Milt Taylor.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Len Romanski turned his winnings over to charity.

    Other Business

    Next meeting will be our last until August. Look at our club website homepage for a list of future meeting dates.

    Next Meeting

    2010-06-23 (7:22 a.m.)


    May 26 2010

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    A third reading took place for Jody Mitchell and 2nd reading for Quinn Magnuson.

    Mike Jenkins is continuing with his business, "In Play", but he is starting a new sports marketing position with Husky Athletics.

    Social Announcements

    John Ross asked people to respond to his golf tournament email. It takes place on June 23rd 2010 at Holiday Park Golf Course. Let's try to get a good level of participation in this event.

    Sharon Kaendo says that the executive is working on putting a summer social together. Tentatively there will be an event at Marquis Downs on August 27th 2010.

    General Announcements

    Member endorsements.

    Speaker | Patricia Wallin | Hair Hut - YuSpa

    Pat Martin was a member with the 722 Club until about 12 years ago. She gave up her membership as part of a plan to devote more time to her family. She rejoined us in 2010. Her business was originally mostly involved with hair stylist services but she soon expanded into esthetics. Pat says that a new emerging market in Saskatoon is personal grooming for men. That includes grooming, skin care and nails, hair colouring and spa services. See more information about services and prices on Pat's Yuspa website at Website: http://www.yuspa.ca. You will also find a link to her site on Pat's member page of the 722 website.

    Ken Suchan, Pete Thompson and Milt Taylor volunteered to be part of a men's spa services demonstration during Pat's presentation.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Brenda made fun of and fined many members.

    Hidden Hand

    None appointed.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Pete Thompson won and gave the money back.

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2010-06-09 (7:22 a.m.)


    May 12 2010

    Submitted by Rick Carlson / Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    1st reading for Quinn Mangusson with Business Bank of Canada.

    Social Announcements

    John Ross made mention of Golf at Holiday Park coming up on June 23rd email to register. $19 for meal or $41 for golf and meal carts will be available.

    Flag raising tomorrow to commemorate the 125th Anniversary for the Northern Resistance hosted by Red Cross.

    Sharon Kaendo thanked Milton Taylor and Darlene Danilyw for their help with putting on the MayDay Party.

    Info night on Avalon River Cruise at leisure Travel 2000, everyone welcome to attend.

    Stop by Coast Wholesale Appliances and see the newly released Bosch line.

    Congratulations to Jeff Sharp on his newest addition baby girl Clarissa.

    General Announcements

    Endorsements were exchanged.

    Speaker | Lyle Burkell with Saskatoon Funeral Home

    Edwards family started Saskatoon Funeral Home 100 years ago. Lyle has been there for 30 years. Green solution is all the rage right now. Cremation or burial is still highly debated. Newest is resumation which is reduction of the body by liquid. Body put in a silk bag and then a metal chamber filled with water and hydrogen chloride. This will be available in North America soon.

    Many funeral homes are reverting back to the old mom and pop funeral homes from the large consolidators. Saskatoon Funeral Home also owns and operates Westwood Funeral Home, Prairieview Crematorium, Prairieview Chapel and Battleford Funeral Home. Saskatoon Funeral Home also had a partnership with the U of S until about 5 years ago due to accreditation in the field.

    In Saskatoon 65-70% of people get cremated yet in Saskatchewan it is only %35.There is no legal status right now on the distribution of cremains.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Brenda asked trivia questions for fines and also fined everyone that was late.

    Hidden Hand

    N/A

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Jack Rudolph

    None

    None

    Next Meeting

    2010-05-26 (7:22 a.m.)


    April 14 2010

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Second reading for Pat Walla with Hair Hut.

    Jason McKeen with Sine Dolore brought his wife Amanda Adam as a guest.

    Keith Moen with NSBA brought Jody Mitchell with Rawlco Radio as his guest.

    Depesh Parma with PicATic took a 6 month leave of absence to finish his MBA in Regina.

    Anyone with oustanding Breakfast Club dues is urged to contact Gerry and make payment.

    Reminder that the next meeting will be held on Thursday April 29th.

    Social Announcements

    Milton Taylor made mention on the May Day Party on May 1st at the Radisson. Cocktails at 6:30pm Dinner at 7:22pm semi formal $65 per person including wine. Please reserve your spot by April 23rd.

    General Announcements

    Greg White with Mcfaul Consulting endorsed Joe Schmidt with Carstar Collision.

    Mothers Day gift certificates are available at Imagery Photography. They also have a Summer in the City promotion.

    It was made mention that Eclecthink had played a role in the Junior Achievement.

    Cheryl Tuck Taillon mentioned the Black Crows Gallery at Christopher Lake and encouraged everyone to stop by to check it out.

    Perry with Coast Wholesale Appliance now has sub zero kitchens on display at his showroom.

    NSBA luncheon to be held on April 28th in honor of TD Canada Trust. NSBA is also hosting a golf tournament on May 26th at Moon Lake Golf Course.

    Patty Schweighardt made mention of the Mothers day brunch at the Radisson, this year they will also have a photography booth courtesy of Milton Taylor with Imagery Photography.

    Condolescences for Rick Carlson and his family on the passing of his father recently.

    This week is national volunteer week everyone is encouraged to volunteer.

    Speaker | Greg White with McFaul Consulting

    Mcfaul Consulting has been in business for 55 years and has 7 certified financial planners and 1 broker that work as a team for the customer.

    They are a financial planning firm that specializes in retirement, death, savings, children education, spending, charities, income tax, real estate, travel and transition to retirement. They liason with other professionals to meet their customers needs. McFaul Consulting is independent which gives them more flexibiltiy and options.

    Referrals ususally come from people in transition. The ideal client would be logical willing to trust and motivated to plan learn and take action. Their goal is to have serious conversations with people who care.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Jack Rudolph filled in for Brenda who was away and fined those who were late Vic, Keri, Jason and of course Lyle and Lyle as per tradition.

    Hidden Hand

    No one was pointed out.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Lyle Burkell

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2010-04-29 (7:22 a.m.)


    March 24 2010

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    A 3rd reading was held for Martin Paul with Airstream Mechanical. Welcome to the club, Martin.

    A first new member reading was held for Pat Wallin who is with the Hair Hut.

    Social Announcements

    Giselle Howard thanked Sharon Kaendo for organizing a successful Mystery Dinner Social function. Sharon is planning another for October.

    Sharon Kaendo is asking for any other sign-ups for the upcoming "May Day" social function.

    John Ross confirmed that June 23rd is the date for our spring golf tournament at Holiday Park Golf Course. It will likely be a Texas scramble. Check our "social" page for more information.

    General Announcements

    Jack is looking for a speaker for Thursday April 29th. That's the meeting we will have on Thursday April 29 instead of the usual Wednesday since the hotel is not available on that day.

    Speaker | Barb Cox-Lloyd | Habitat for Humanity - Saskatoon

    Barb is the Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity in Saskatoon (http://www.habitatsaskatoon.ca) . She reviewed the philosophy of this non-profit organizaton. There are 132 local Habitat for Humanity organizations in Canada. They are in 78 countries across the world.

    Homes built by Habitat are typically about 900 square feet with 4 bedrooms. In order for a family to qualify for a home, they must be below a certain annual income amount and the applicant must be working. Habitat holds a family information night and then people apply. Eligible families are chosen through a selection process that follows. The selected family is not given the home. They must put in 500 hours of work with Habitat ... whether in their home, a different home being built for someone else or through general work for the organization. They must also repay an interest-free mortgage.

    In the last 5 years the cost of land has risen dramatically so that Habitat has moved to building duplexes to keep the cost of land down.

    Barb also talked about Habitat's "ReStore" at 122 Ave D South. They sell a lot of new housing products that have been donated by various stores such as Home Depot. The general public is welcome to make purchases through their store. Prices are well below retail. Often it is a store donated product that had been opened but unused or perhaps a product that is being discontinued and no longer sold by the donating store.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Brenda Thomsen fined Lyle, Milt and Randy.

    Hidden Hand

    Sue Brooks fined a few people including Rick.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Darlene Danyliw

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2010-04-14 (7:22 a.m.)


    March 10 2010

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Keith Moen with NSBA brought a guest Jody Mitchell with Rawlco Radio.

    Milton Taylor with Imagery Photography brought guest Pat Walla with Hair Hut.

    Final reading for Alyss Mitchelanko with Adecco.

    Second reading for Martin Paul with Airstream Mechanical.

    Social Announcements

    Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000 made mention that they need one more couple for the mystery dinner.

    The sign up sheet for the May Day Party was passed around.

    Jack Rudolph made mention of Dogs Breakfast on April 29th 7:30am with guest speaker Warren Noon.

    13th Annual Business Builders Award on March 16th hosted by NSBA. Tickets are $75 or a table of 8 for $550, the banquet is open to the public.

    General Announcements

    Keith Moen with NSBA endorsed Jack Rudolph with Mansize Menswear.

    Milton Taylor with Imagery Photography endorsed Len Romanski with Foster Shoes.

    Perry Schwark with Coast Wholesale Appliance and Greg White with McFaul Consulting endorsed Clint Thomas with Blinds Unlimited.

    Greg White with McFaul Consulting also endorsed Milton Taylor with Imagery Photography.

    Notice of a conterfeit scam that has been going around invloving bank drafts and the Bank of Montreal.

    Leisure Travel 2000 is hosting an information night on small ships and sailing tonight at 7pm.

    Speaker | Jason McKeen with Sine Dolore Consulting

    Sine Dolore is an information technology company that relies on customer referrals and word of mouth advertising. As such the company is able to pass the savings onto their customers. Since the business' conception they have four people employed and they have grown 10 times in the first month.

    They handle everything from business cars to support and software development. They service both commerical and residential.

    The company name means "without pain" in Latin and serves as the motto.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Fines were given out to Shoshana and Keri as well as Cheryl, Don, Greg, Jason, Keith And Alyss.

    Hidden Hand

    Darlene Daniluk and fined Steven with 77 Signs and Alyss with Adecco

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Jack Rudolph

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2010-03-24 (7:22 a.m.)


    February 24 2010

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Second reading for Elise Michalenko with Adecco.

    Third reading for Keith Moen with NSBA.

    First reading for Martin Paul with Airstream Mechanical.

    Reminder that the membership dues are due>

    Social Announcements

    Due to poor response the Mystery Dinner has been moved to March 20th, a sign up sheet was passed around.

    May Day Semi Formal Event on May 1 sign up sheet was passed around.

    General Announcements

    Pete Thompson with Action Office endorsed Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000.

    Shoshana Dempset with Locomotion Promotional Products endorsed Don Klassen with Crestview Auto.

    Jack Rudolph with Mansize Menswear endorsed Vic Boryski with Boryski's Butcher Block.

    Jana Ellis with Bills House of Flowers endrosed Jason McKeen with Sine Dolare.

    Len Romanski with Foster Shoes also endorsed Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000.

    Greg White with McFaul Consulting endorsed Scott Mamer with Jubilee Ford.

    Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000 endorsed Patti Schweghardt with The Radisson.

    Lastly Ken Suchan with Ken Suchan Realty endorsed both Joe Schmit with CarStar Collision and Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000.

    Dogs Breakfast fundraiser for Husky Football on April 29th with guest speaker Warren Noon.

    NSBA Business Builders Awards Banquet. Tickets are $75 each or $550 for a table of 8.

    Colliers Mcclocklin was named the Top Producer of the Year.

    Junior Achievers on May 28th at the Sheraton Cavalier with Guest speaker Frank McKenna one time embassador to the US.

    Speaker | Financial Statement Review with Dwight Bucchols

    Review of the 722 Breakfast club. There was a surplus in 2009 of just over $200. The largest expense last year was the 25th Gala event which is not repeated this year. $400 in fines were given to the charity of choice in 2009 which was the Children's Health Foundation.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Olympic Trivia

    Hidden Hand

    Greg White

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Clarence Munchinsky

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2010-03-10 (7:22 a.m.)


    February 10 2010

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Second reading for Keith Moen with NSBA.

    First reading for Elise Michalenko with Adecco.

    Invoices for dues have been sent out $367.50 payable before the end of February.

    Quinn Magnusson with 1-800-Got-Junk handed in his resignation as well as Laura Dutka with Paramount Day Spa.

    Social Announcements

    Milton Taylor requests that all members check the website photo and if you are in need of an update check with Milton.

    2 sign up sheets were passed around for the May Day Semi Formal Event and the Mystery Dinner.

    Details for Golf event is located on the 722 website, there are 40 spots available.

    Dogs Breakfast on April 30 fundraiser for Husky Football. Warren Noon will be the keynote speaker. Tickets are $100 see Jack for more information.

    Email was sent out for the NSBA Business Builders Awards on March 16th.

    Wine and Dine for Care & Share at the Willows $75 per person. Care and Share is also the Charity of Choice this year for the Breakfast Club.

    General Announcements

    Guests today included Martin Paul with Airstream Mechanical and Vaughn with Wallace William Joseph Communications.

    Today Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000 endorsed Dwight Buccholz with TD Canada Trust.

    Sue Brooks with Eclectic Thinking endorsed Vaughn with William Joseph Communications.

    Patti Schweighardt with The Radisson endorsed Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000.

    Speaker | 5 Club Members did a Mini Speech on their business

    Joe Schmidt with CarStar Collision

    Joe has two locations on the east side and the north end and employs about 16 people. His technicians continually update their training on a yearly basis. They now have waterboard paint available which is environmentally friendly and has better durability.

    Claude Marcotte with Caleb Management

    They provide retirement communities throughout western Canada and Ontario. In June the new Kindersley Retirement Condo Unit will be unveiled. With the market the condos are a mix of rentals and purchased condo units. This spring they will be announcing a new development in Humboldt and they are proposing the retirement communities to many places in Saskatchewan including Weyburn, Moosimin.

    Brenda Thomsen with Harvest Brewing

    They have three stores in total in Saskatoon, Regina and Edmonton. They have been in business for 26 years and they sell wine products, and beer kits. They also provide good service and advice with experienced staff.

    Don Klassen with Crestview Auto Service

    Don has been in business for 25 years. With the Toyota recall they have noticed that Toyota is losing their edge in the market place that they had well established. They sell cars, trucks and motorhomes as well as service and maintenance. His technicians are ASE Certified and have been awarded for Auto Service Excellence.

    Mike Jenkins with In Play Consulting

    Specializes in tourism, sports and recreation marketing. Mike helps with sponsorships, websites, database management. Mike currently works with some of the golf courses.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Brenda fined a few people for various reasons

    Hidden Hand

    Lyle Bauer was hidden hand and handed out fines

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Clint Thomas

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2010-02-24 (7:22 a.m.)


    January 27 2010

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    1st reading for new member Keith Moen with NSBA.

    If anyone has any dues please give to Jerry Weninger with 77 Signs or mail to 722 Breakfast Club.

    Darren McDonald regretfully announced his resignation due to his work schedule.

    Jack Rudolph is looking for speakers if you are interested or know someone who would be please let him know.

    Devin Fraess was an alternate for Jerry with 77 Signs.

    Greg White with McFaull Consulting brought Martin Paul with Airstream Mechanical as a guest.

    Heather filled in for Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000.

    Social Announcements

    Reminder of the Blades Night tonight in the Sasktel Box.

    General Announcements

    Dwight Buccholz with TD Canada Trust endorsed Patty Schweighardt with the Radisson.

    Greg White with McFaull Consulting endorsed Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000.

    Keith Gudmundson with Remax Realty endorsed Perry Schwark with Coast Wholesale Appliances.

    Keith Moen announced the NSBA 13th Annual Business Awards on March 16th.

    Jeff Sharp with Colony Coffee brought coffee samples for anyone who wants them, as well as some coffee door prizes that were selected.

    Len Romanski with Foster Shoes announced the 30th Anniversary sale with items as much as 30% off.

    Speaker | Depesh Parmer with Picatic

    Depesh gave us an overview of Social Media and the advantages it can have for your business. Web 2.0 is different applications that failitate social networking such as Facebook, Twitter, Utube etc. Facebook is a free social networking site with over 350 Million users. For low cost involved businesses can advertise to their specific demographic and only pay when someone actually clicks on your ad. Depesh has used the website to launch or announce events, hiring and advertising. Twitter is similar in that it is a very short version of tracking a business or person throughout the day to keep in touch or be aware of what they are up to. Other examples of social networking sites are Flicker, Kijiji or LinkedIn.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Brenda Thomsen fined anyone that has or is planning a trip to somewhere warm this winter as well as those who were late.

    Hidden Hand

    Lyle Burkell was hidden hand and had fined quite a few people.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Perry Schwark with Coast Wholesale

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2010-02-10 (7:22 a.m.)


    January 13 2010

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    No proposed new members.

    Cheryl Tuck Taillon with T2 Solutions brought Bob Anderson with In Touch Dental as her guest.

    Twila Reddekopp is the alternate for Sunrise Publishing.

    Don with Crestview Auto brought his alternate Kurt Blight.

    Quinn Magnusun with 1-800 Got Junk requested and has been granted a 6 month leave due to work demands.

    The executive meeting was held and the goals and objectives for 2010. Be on the look out for new members. Also discussed in the meeting is disciplinary actions for attendance as well as fiscal responsibility. The club would like to focus on creativity, energy and enthusiasm.

    Social Announcements

    Social club event options list was passed out for everyone to pick their top 8 favorites out of 15 suggestions.

    Sign up sheet for the Blades Game in the Sasktel Box for Jan 27th. You can only bring one guest.

    General Announcements

    Patty Schweighardt with the Radisson thanked all members that attended the christmas luncheon.

    Darlene Daniluk with Mr Print endorsed Gerry Wenniger with 77 Signs.

    Keith Moen endorsed Lyle Burkell with Saskatoon Funeral Home as well as Jana Ellis with Bill's House of Flowers.

    Barry Frank with Hergott Duvall also endorsed Jana Ellis.

    Meeting dates have been confirmed and a handout was given to all members.

    Guests are welcome but please clear the guest with Mike or Ken to make sure that there is no conflict.

    Any suggestions that anyone has for charity of choice for the fines collected for 2010.

    Jack needs speakers for the nect 6 months.

    Jerry Wenniger announced that they have had issues with the mailbox and made mention of dues for 2010. There will not be an increase and if the dues are paid by the end of February you will get a $50 discount.

    The Annual Golf Tournament is booked for the 3rd week in June more information to follow.

    Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000 announces an information meeting on Sandals Resorts and beaches for couple and families which are all inclusive.

    Jack Rudolph with Squire Shop has a custom suit promotion on right now with material and fabrics from Italy.

    Milton Taylor with Imagery made mention of the Share and Care program and a wine tasting event that they are hosting on Feb 13th at the Willows from 7:30pm-10:30pm. It will be $75 to attend an email to follow with more details.

    Speaker | 5 Members Mini 2 Minute Speech

    Greg White with McFaull Consulting works with a financial planning firm which has offices here is Saskatoon and North Battleford. McFaull Consulting was established 55 years ago by Jack McFaull. They specialize in succession and retirement planning as well as life insurance, mutual funds, stocks and bonds and critical care and life and death insurance.The Saskatoon office currently employs 6 advisors and 4 support staff.

    Perry Schwark with Coast Wholesale Appliances has just made renovations to their showroom and encourages everyone to come down and check out their new line of Meile and Kitchaid brands that are on display as well as wolf and sub zero lines.Induction ranges are poplar right now however be aware that you need the proper pans because it works from magnetism. French door refrigerators are also popular just make sure to measure the size and depth of the fridge to ensure a proper fit.

    Shoshana Dempsey with Locomotion Promotional Products specializes in logos, screen printing and embroidery. Shoshana encourages anyone interested to stop by their showroom they have a lot of discounts available on clothing that has been discontinued.

    Patty Schweighardt with The Radisson has made mention of the Radissons 25th Anniversary. They have renovated the guestrooms and parkade and have more renovations to follow in 2010. Their will be a new program released as to the Radissons direction for their franchises.

    Clarence Munchinski with Property Enhancement provides property management solutions and have done so for 50 years. They do anything from single family dwellings to condos to commercial. Clarence wants to express the importance of real estate as an investment into your future. Clarence has also been in the 722 Breakfast Club since it's conception and finds that it provides a good source of services and sales necessary for all types of needs.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Brenda Thomsen was away so Jack Rudolph fined a few people.

    Hidden Hand

    Clarence Munchinski

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Cheryl Tuck Taillon

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2010-01-27 (7:22 a.m.)


    December 09 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Next meeting will be our Annual Christmas Luncheon, cocktails served at 11am, confirm your attendance and guests by friday. There will be no gift exchange instead we ask that you consider making a donation to the Children's Health Foundation. They have been our choice of charity for 2009 and we will also have a guest speaker from the Children's Health Foundation at the Christmas Luncheon.

    Social Announcements

    Dr Don made mention of the World Junior Hockey starts on Boxing Day and tickets are still available.

    Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000 is having a one day sale see the email that was sent out earlier.

    Dwight Buccholz with TD Canada Trust spoke about the Care and Share program that provides hot food to kids. This program was started 12 years ago and contributions can be made through your bank account and can be automatically withdrawn.

    Joe Schmidt with Carstar Collision made mention of a contest they are hosting in which you can enter to win tickets to the World Juniors.

    Milton Taylor with Imagery has gift certificates available for family portraits.

    General Announcements

    Keith Moen with Sunrise Publishing endorsed Jack Rudolph with Man Size Menswear as well as Giselle Howard with Sasktel.

    Sue Brooks with Eclecticthink endorsed Milton Taylor with Imagery.

    Clarence Munchinsky with Property Enhancement endorsed Joe Schmidt with CarStar Collision.

    Shoshana Dempsey with Locomation endorsed Don with Crestview Auto.

    Dwight Buccholz with TD Canada Trust endorsed Vic Boryski for catering a lunch on short notice.

    Len Romanski with Foster Shoes endorsed Dwight Buccholz with TD Canada Trust.

    Lastly Lyle Bauer with Cherry Insurance endorsed Jack Rudolph with ManSize Menswear.

    Speaker | 4 Members gave a 4 Minute Speech

    The speaker was to be Darren McDonald with Saskatoon Homepage, unfortunately he was unable to make it so 4 members gave a 4 minute mini speech.

    Barry Frank with Hergott Duval & Stack

    Hergott Duval & Stack is a local accounting firm that started in 1982, they have since seen incredible growth going from 8 to now 75 people. They specialize in personal tax returns, small business and large company audits. They are located on the 12th floor in the Saskatoon Square.

    Clint Thomas with Blinds Unlimited

    The store is open from 8:30 to 5pm monday to friday and encourages everyone to come down to the 1000 sq ft show room where they have all their blinds on display. They provide same day service and blind cleaning as well as in home consulting.

    Keri Schaeffer with Brigadier Security

    Specializes in residential and commercial security as well as CCTV Camera systems and card access. The company was been in business since 1985 and has seen incredible growth. They focus on their service and after sales support to provide everyone with safety and security. Even if you have an existing security system Brigadier can have it monitored through Securtek.

    Sue Brooks with Eclecthink International

    Sue Brooks provides consulting with businesses for creative problem solving. They are a homebased business and they also teach classes at the U of S through the Agriculture Department as well.

    Rick Carlson with Cuelenare Kendall Katzman & Watson

    Culenare is a law firm with 18 lawyers and a staff of 40. They cover litigation, criminal law, family law, real estate and corporate law.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Joe Schmidt with Carstar Collision fined everyone that was late was fined

    Hidden Hand

    Randy Schinkel with Nu-West Electrical

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Claude Marcotte

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-12-16 (7:22 a.m.)


    November 25 2009

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Keith Moen announced that he will be leaving his position at Sunrise Publishing effective January 15 2010 to work with the North Saskatchewan Businesss Association in Saskatoon as their Executive Director. He will start there right away on a part time basis. For more info see www.nsba-sk.com.

    Keith Moen is asking members to email him with nominations for 722 member of the year. The winner will be announced at the Dec 16 Christmas luncheon so please get your nominations in ASAP. Thanks.

    Jack Rudolph is looking for speakers in January or February. Call him if you are willing to speak.

    Social Announcements

    Keith Moen reminded us that the second meeting in December is the Christmas luncheon on December 16th so don't show up at the hotel the 4th Wednesday in December. Check the "social" page on our website for more details.

    General Announcements

    We started out the morning with a photograph being taken by Milt Taylor in support of Jeff Sharp's upcoming Olympic trials. After the photo everyone had to introduce the person sitting to their right.

    Various members thanked others for their services: Jack thanked Jana. Darren thanked Rick, Sharon and Giselle. Victor thanked Darlene. Jeff thanked everyone for the support in his curling endeavours. Sharon thanked Randy. Depesh thanked Dr Don and Patty. Pete thanked Sharon and Greg.

    Various other members made announcements about their businesses but unfortunately my typing thumbs were not quick enough to record them.

    Speaker | Giselle Howard & Joanne | SaskTel

    Giselle Howard and Joanne from the SaskTel Store were today's speakers. SaskTel has recently announced an upgrade to their wireless system. Over the years, their products have expanded very quickly. By 2010 they will be running 3 different networks, offering different speeds and quality of transmission depending on the area of the province. International roaming will be more convenient when SaskTel customers travel out of the country and wireless transmission speeds will improve. Their older parts of their system, the analog portion, will be discontinued in mid- 2010.

    In October 2009 SaskTel entered into a new relationship with Bell. It allows them to increase their buying power through access to a larger purchasing network and in turn Bell customers visiting Saskatchewan will use the SaskTel network which means advantages for both. Seimens Electonics and Nokia will be working with SaskTel on their system upgrade in 2010.

    Joanne from the SaskTel Store spoke about Blackberry's security advantage and a few other features with Blackberry. Blackberry phones also compress data better than most other systems. With handsfree legislation coming into effect January 1 2010 SaskTel is selling a large volume of Bluetooth devices. They have promotions on right now for specials and savings.

    SaskTel had a prize draw at the end. The winners were Shoshana Dempsey and Joe Schmidt.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Joe Schmidt fined people for arriving late and various other reasons.

    Hidden Hand

    Perry Schwark fined Rick and Shoshana

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Jack Rudolph donated it our Christmas Charity.

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-12-09 (7:22 a.m.)


    October 28 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Election Day!

    There will be no fines today because of the Election, or speaker. Todays meeting is also closed to guests. Lyle Bauer will act as election officer for todays election.

    Sue Brooks with Eclectic endorsed Jason McKeen with Sine Dole.

    Giselle with Sasktel endorsed Darlene Daniliw with Mr Print.

    Greg White with McFaul Consulting endorsed Jana Ellis with Bill's House of Flowers.

    Jack has a speaker for the xmas lunch which will be a spokesperson for the Childrens Health Foundation.

    Aaron Johnson with Saskatoon Therapuetic Massage has resigned his membership.

    An email was sent out for everyone on the committee to fill out an accountability and procedure form for their current position to be included in a database for the committee.

    Social Announcements

    Laura Dutka announced the Annual Wishful Thinking Event at Paramount Day Spa on Nov 18th. They will be pulling out the winter collection.

    Brenda Thomsen with Harvest Brewing announced their Annual Winetasting event on Nov 20th.

    Sharon announced Family Bowling night ob Saturday Nov 14th at Eastview Bowl. Cost is $20 per person,which includes shoe rental, pizza and bowling. Pizza served at 6pm bowling from 7-930pm. Please notifiy Sharon if you will be attending she needs to confirm the number of people in advance.

    General Announcements

    Lyls Burkell is reommending that everyone gets the H1/N1 Vaccine.

    Sue Brooks announced The Radio Music Hall event at Knox United Church Nov 5-7th at 7:30pm tickets available at McNally Books for $15.

    Speaker | 722 Elections

    Official results for the election are as follows.

  • President 2010 Dwight Buccholz
  • Vice President 2010 Giselle Howard
  • Secretary 2010 Jack Rudolph
  • Membership 2010 Mike Jenkins
  • Assistant Membership 2010 Ken Suchan
  • Social Director 2010 Sharon Kaendo
  • Assistant Social 2010 shared by Darlene Daniliw and Milton Taylor
  • Sargent at Arms 2010 Brenda Thomsen
  • Golf Co Ordinator 2010 John Ross
  • Assistant Golf CoOrdinator 2010 Pete Thompson

    All positions are to commence on January 1, 2010.

    Sergeant at Arms

    No fines today

    Hidden Hand

    Keri Schaeffer, no one was fined

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Pete Thompson

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-11-12 (7:22 a.m.)


    October 14 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    No proposed new members.

    Candace Pain was an alternate for Crestview Auto.

    Endorsements today included the following. Jack Rudolph with Squire Shop Mens Wear endorsed Laura Dutka with Paramount Day Spa after a visit to the new location.

    Shoshana Dempsey with Locomotion Promotional Products endorsed Jana with Bills House of Flowers.

    Lyle Bauer with Cherry Insurance endorsed Scott Mamer with Jubilee Ford.

    Clint Thomas with Blinds Unlimited endorsed Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000.

    Dwight Buccholz with TD Canada Trust endorsed Joe Schmidt with Carstar Collision.

    Lastly Vic Boryski with Boryski's Butcher Shop thanked everyone that supported his son in his soccer tournament.

    Keith Moen announced the upcoming 722 elections which will be held at the next meeting Oct 28th. There are seven positions available. It is a great opportunity and experience to participate. What you get out of it is more than what you put in. Jack Rudolph has volunteered to stay as Secretary and Sharon Kaendo offered to remain as Social Coordinator. Next meeting will be closed to guests due to the election.

    There will be an executive meeting after todays meeting.

    Social Announcements

    Sharon announced an upcoming social event either Nov 13 or 14 which will be a bowling and pizza night with family welcome. There will be more information to follow.

    Reminder of our Christmas lunch on Dec 16th. At the luncheon the member of the year will be announced so keep in mind who you want to nominate.

    General Announcements

    Congratulations to Cheryl Tuck Taillon for winning a trip to Europe.

    Giselle Howard with Sasktel made mention that Sasktel was voted top 100 Employer for the last 10 years running.

    Jack is looking for speakers for Nov, Dec and January.

    TD Waterhouse Discount Brokerage has its grand opening on Oct 14th at the 2nd ave location.

    Jack Rudolph made mention that they have in stock designer shirts for Red Shirt Rally on Nov 16th at 11am in Marketmall. Proceeds go to the support of families, veterans and troops.

    Speaker | Jana Ellis with Bill's House of Flowers

    Jana's dad started the flower shop in 1962 and when he passed away in 1999 Jana took over the business from her mother. Jana bought the business in 2007.

    They have fresh flowers always and for any type of occasion. Their flowers are delivered daily. On fridays they have a happy hour from 2-5pm where everything is 50% off. They also carry a large selection of fruit and gourmet baskets.

    Jana brought some prozes which were raffled off. Cheryl Tuck Taillon won a flower bouquet, Keith Gudmundson won a gift certificate as did Keri Schaeffer.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Joe Schmidt fined both Lyles, Jack, Sharon, Len, Keith, Keri and Candace.

    Hidden Hand

    Keri Schaeffer was hidden hand and Cheryl Tuck Taillon and Milton Taylor were fined.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Candace Pain

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-10-28 (7:22 a.m.)


    September 23 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Guests today included Robin Purcell brought by Patti Schweighardt with the Radisson and Shaylene Gudmundson brought by Keith Gudmundson with Remax Realty, Shelly Turner brought by Giselle Howard with Sasktel and Monica Thomas as an alternate for Clint Thomas of Blinds Unlimited.

    Jack is in need of speakers between now and Christmas.

    Keith Moen announced elections to be held in approximately 5 weeks for the clubs' committee.

    Rememberance Day is on wed Nov 11th this year and out of respect the breakfast club will meet on Thursday Nov 12th instead, same time same place.

    Reminder that in December the meeting on Dec 16th will be a luncheon instead of breakfast.

    The 722 committee is looking into a membership for retired past members who would want to attend meetings and participate in events.

    Social Announcements

    Scott Mamer announced that golf is tentatively scheduled for Sept 30, 2009, weather and attendance permitting.

    Laura Dutka with Paramount Day Spa reminded everyone interested in attending the Luncheon En Vogue that tickets are available at the spa and also the Sexual Assault Centre.

    Sue Brooks with Eclecthink International is having a Business Creativity workshop.

    General Announcements

    Jack Rudolph with Mansize Menswear announced the launch for their new website.

    Rick Carlson is in charge of updating the 722 Breakfast Club website and does a wonderful job!

    Endorsements today went to Jana with Bills House of Flowers from Patti with the Radisson. Joe Schmidt with Carstar Collision endorsed Greg White with McFaull Consulting. Cheryl Tuck-Taillon with T2 Solutions endorsed Depesh Parmar with Picatic. Jana Ellis with Bills House of Flowers endorsed Jason McKeen with SIne Dolore Consulting. Keith Moen with Sunrise Publishing endorsed Patti Schweighardt with the Radisson. Lyle Bauer with Cherry Insurance endorsed Don Klassen with Crestview Auto and Shaylene Gudmundson endorsed Gerry Weninger with 77 Signs.

    Len Romanski with Foster Shoes has savings on running shoes, save $50 New brand Balance sale on until Sept 30.

    Speaker | Milton Taylor with Imagery Photography

    Milton has been involved with the 722 Breakfast club since its conception along with Clarence Munchinsky. He joined for the fun enjoyment and laughter that comes along with having a good time with good people not to mention the referrals from club members.

    Milton graduated from photography in 1973 and has since seen the advancements in todays' technology to compliment his work with an understanding of the dimensions of photgraphy. Programs such as photoshop are meant to be used as tools to help a photographer not do the work for them. Gold metallic paper is a new development for pictures which gives them a sheen and can be wrapped around so there is no need of a frame.

    Milton has had two wonderful ladies, Brenda and Betty, assist or aid him in his business and their work is invaluable to Milton. Despite being color blind Milton has had great success in photgraphy and loves what he does and encourages everyone to have a family portrait taken. A Photogragh stops time.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Joe Drill Sergeant Schmidt fined almost everyone.

    Hidden Hand

    Claude Marcotte was the healthy hand and fined both Keri Schaeffer and Laura Dutka

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Patti Schweighardt

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-10-14 (7:22 a.m.)


    September 09 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Lyle Bauer with Cherry Insurance brought Murray Gould with Family Cleaners as a guest.

    Hand sanitizer is now available for use at the check in table for precaution against flues and colds as a result of H1/N1 flue virus.

    The hidden hand is now to be known as the Healthy Hand.

    Social Announcements

    Golfing is scheduled and will be more informal for better turn out.

    General Announcements

    Jack Rudolph with the Squire shop endorsed Lyle Burkell with Saskatoon Funeral Home.

    Giselle Howard with SaskTel endorsed Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel.

    Joe Schmidt with Carstar Collision endorsed Scott Mamer with Jubilee Ford and Clarence Munchinsky with Property Enhancement Group.

    Brenda Thomsen with Harvest Brewing endorsed Keri Schaeffer with Brigadier Security and Clint Thomas with Blinds Unlimited.

    Lyle Burkell with Saskatoon Funeral Home endorsed Giselle Howard with Sasktel.

    Ken Suchan with Colliers McClocklin endorsed Giselle Howard with Sasktel and Dwight Buccholz with TD Canada Trust endorsed Clint Thomas with Blinds Unlimited.

    Speaker | Keith Gudmundson with Remax Realty

    Keith has 30 years experience as a real estate agent in Saskatoon. Keith is originally from Turtleford. The market for buying and selling homes is not much different from when Keith bought his first home in 1982. It is still very difficult for the 1dt time home buyer to get in on the market. The cost of an average house is Saskatoon right now is at $279,000 which is below last years average price of $297,000. The amount of listings available can cause home buyers to get into bidding wars just due to the limited availability of homes on the market during peak and down times.

    Realtors have gotten better at what they do, due to their experience. Young realtors find it tought to break into the real estate business. The city has had significant growth and have available lots of reserved land for development. The new area under development in Saskatoon called Evergreen is targeted with high denisty of homes. It is anticipated that 2010 will provide growth for Saskatoon.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Joe fined just about everyone including Quinn and Dr Don for wearing shorts.

    Hidden Hand

    Patty Schweighardt fined Shoshana Dempsey.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Milton Taylor

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-09-23 (7:22 a.m.)


    August 26 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    No proposed new members.

    Executive meeting on Sept 2nd 7:30am at McFaull Consulting.

    Social Announcements

    New photos posted on the website.

    General Announcements

    Endorsements were given.

    Please check the Breakfast Club Website to make sure that your information is correct.

    TD Canada Trust has a webinar a free online workshop on Sept 17th

    Speaker | 5 Members 2 Minute Mini Speech

    Keith Moen with Sunrise Publishing was to provide a speech but couldn't make it at the last minute so 5 members were chosen to do a quick 2 minute speech on their business.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Fines were given out as usual

    Hidden Hand

    Not Available

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Not Available

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-09-09 (7:22 a.m.)


    June 24 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    No proposed new members.

    This the last meeting for summer break until August 26th.

    3rd reading for Jason Mckeen with Sine Dolore IT Consulting.

    Social Announcements

    Social event Night at the Horse races is scheduled for July 24th email to follow with more details.

    Pasture Golf is scheduled for Friday August 14th at Laura and Henry Dutkas'. $7.50 is required for attendance and please bring a snack, salad or dessert. Guests are welcome.

    General Announcements

    SaskBusiness subscription deal offered to 722 members for a flat fee of $25 taxes included.

    SaskOpen Sponsorship Opportunities on July 6 to 12 with speaker Hugh Vassos

    Speaker | Not Available

    Not Available

    Sergeant at Arms

    Joe fined almost everyone as usual

    Hidden Hand

    Not Available

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Not Available

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-08-26 (7:22 a.m.)


    June 10 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    No proposed new members.

    Forgive the briefness of this minute meeting as I was not in attendance.

    Social Announcements

    Golf at Greenbryer is booked for June 24th, $80 to attend including cart. Email with sign up sheet has been sent out. If you prefer you can just attend the supper.

    18th Annual Junior Achievements Golf Tournament on June 18th at the Dakota Dunes.

    TD Canada Trust is holding a webinar

    General Announcements

    Endorsements were given.

    Speaker | Quinn Magnusun with 1-800-Got-Junk

    Specializes in junk removal.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Joe fined as usual

    Hidden Hand

    Anyone was forgiven if they attended the Gala.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Not Available

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-06-24 (7:22 a.m.)


    May 27 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Endorsements were exchanged.

    Social Announcements

    Golf Social on Wednesday June 24th at Greenbryre with a tee time of 12:30pm. A sign up sheet was passed around, $20 for supper and $80 for golf.

    Reminder to all members that if you commit to attending an event you are still responsible for the fees associated with the event.

    General Announcements

    Carstar Collision is holding a National Car Wash for Charity. All proceeds go to Cystic Fybrosis. Carstar is trying to succeed in achieving the largest car wash in North America for the Guiness Book of World Records. Stop by June 20th and for $5 you could win a trip for 2 to Cabo or the Mexican Riviera.

    Trusted Brands flyer was handed out, Dwight made note that TD Canada Trust was named most trusted bank.

    Speaker | Perry Schwark with Coast Wholesale Appliance

    Perry is married to Margaret and has two sons Tyler who is 17 and graduating and Dillon at 15 who has been drafted to the Blazers. They moved to Saskatoon in 1995 and Perry began working for Coast Wholsesale Appliance. The business became publicity traded in 2005 and moved to their new location on Millar and 46th which proved to be a challenged for staff and walk in traffic.

    The company carries brand names such as Meile and Kitchenaid, including a new line from Frigidaire. Most appliances are being manufactured in China however Mexico is slowly becoming the hub of manufacturing. Appliance sales are strong and the company has seen good growth. Perry works with Caleb Manor for their appliance needs.

    Energy saving appliances are using less water and purging the line is always useful due to water usage. Turn the hot water tap on for a bit. There is no difference between front end and top end loaders.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Fines were given out to Cheryl and Keith, Keri, Patti, Dwight and a credit given to Perry.

    Hidden Hand

    None

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Keith Moen

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-06-11 (7:22 a.m.)


    May 13 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Patti Schweighardt with the Radisson and Laura Dutka with Paramount Day Spa endorsed Jana with Bill's House of Flowers.

    Shoshauna with Locomotion endorsed Crestview Auto and Gerry with Seventy-Seven Signs.

    Sue Brooks with Eclecthink International endorsed Lyle Bauer with Cherry Insurance.

    Jeff Sharp with Colony Coffee endorsed Jack Rudolph with the Squire Shop.

    Milton Taylor with Imagery Photography endorsed Jeff Sharp with Colony Coffee.

    Giselle Howard with Sasktel endorsed Patti Schweighardt with the Radisson and Rick Carlson with Cuelenare Kendall.

    Lyle Burkell with Saskatoon Funeral Home endorsed Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000.

    Keith Moen with Sunrise Publishing endorsed Jack Rudolph with The Squire Shop.

    Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000 endorsed Giselle Howard with Sasktel.

    Gerry Weninger with Seventy-Seven Signs endorsed Clint Thomas with Blinds

    Social Announcements

    Scott Mamer with Jubilee Ford made mention of a golf tournament on June 24th tee time at 12:30pm. Cheryl Tuck-Taillon with T2 Solutions sponsored with Hole In One.

    Depesh with PicATic made mention of The Top of the Hops held Thurs to Sat next week at Prairieland Exhibition. Tickets are $24-$27. There are complimentary tickets available for Thursday. Friday there will be a jazz & wine Charaz pairing and saturday there will be a celebrity chef. Depesh is also launching his new website on Friday join for the celebration in a private room $15 per person. Sharon Kaendo made mention of upcoming events such as horse racing July 24th at Marquis Downs as well as a Pasture BBQ on August 14th and a Bowling and Pizza night on either Nov 4th or 6th.

    General Announcements

    Milton Taylor with Imagery Photography has a promotion on for pets during the month of may with donations going to the SPCA.

    Dwight Buchholz with TD Canada Trust made mention of the Junior Achievement Golf Tournament.

    Giselle Howard with Sasktel has available one day passes for the Sask Open.

    Dr. Don made recognition of Dave Volk as a past member of the club.

    Quinn made mention of the Kinsmen Home Lotto.

    Aaron Johnson with Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage needs recommendation to someone who does home inspection and landscaping.

    Speaker | Hugh Vassos with Vassos Marketing Group

    Hugh is involved in sports tourism. It is a measure of economic impact that an event can have. The World Junior Hockey is projected to to provide a 25 million dollar economic impact in Saskatchewan. The bid to host sports events are world wide and Saskatchewan is now competing with world greats such as China and United States. Bids can take place anywhere from 2 to 10 years in advance and Saskatchewan is very agressive in bidding for events and because of this more and more people are becoming aware of Saskatchewan and what it has to offer with our cultural activites included.

    The Saskatoon media does a wonderful job in promoting events held in Saskatchewan including the World Junior ticket day. There have been four million dollars in sponsorship for the World Juniors from local businesses and corporations.

    Other upcoming events include the World Softball Championships June 17-26 as well as the Canadian Golf Tour sponsored by Dakota Dunes July 6-12.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Joe Schmidt fined Greg White, Jack Rudolph, Clarence Munchinski, as well as Patti Depesh and Dwight.

    Hidden Hand

    Milton Taylor

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Patti Scheiwghardt

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-05-27 (7:22 a.m.)


    April 22 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Welcome to the Earth Day edition of the 722 Breakfast Club.

    Sign up sheet at the front table for charity of choice to donate through out the year please cast your vote on which charity should be selected.

    Social Announcements

    Dwight Buccholz with TD Canada Trust thanked everyone who attended the Great West Choir Practice.

    A sign up sheet was passed around for the 25th Gala on May 2nd. Mail went out to 40 past members without a great response. Dress code is black tie optional and club members are asked to bring a prize. Please submit prize by next Thursday.

    Dwight with TD Canada Bank made mention of TD Canada Trusts' Friends of the Environment Foundation that donate to environmental projects. Since 1990 250,000 has been donated in Saskatchewan. Everyone who comes into the bank today will receive a green bag and will also asked to participate in the foundation with pre-authorized donations. Anyone who is part of an environmental project and is interested in funding please fill out application

    General Announcements

    Rick Wrubleski with Mr. Print announced his retirement and this meeting is the last for him to attend. Darlene will be his replacement.

    Don Klassen with Crestview had an alternate today.

    Cheryl Tuck-Taillon brought Jason McKean with Sina Doloce and Depesh brought his brother and partner Jay.

    Sharon Kaendo endorsed Dwight with TD Canada Trust and Jana with Bill's House of Flowers.

    Aaron endorsed Rick Rubleski with Mr Print.

    Keith endorsed Greg White with McFaul Consulting, Dwight Buccholz with TD Canada Trust and Perry Schwark with Coast Wholesale Appliances.

    Mike Jenkins with In-Play endorsed Dr Don for emergency dental work & Giselle Howard with Sasktel endorsed Vic with Boryski's Butcher Block.

    Laura with Paramount thanked Ken Suchan with Colliers McClocklin Real Estate. Lastly Rick Wrubleski with Mr Print thanked everyone for business support through out the years as a club member.

    Speaker | Jack Brodsky with The Saskatoon Blades

    Jack and his family owns and operates the Saskatoon Blades. He is also involved in the World Hockey League and serves on the Western Hockey League Education Program and is also proud to chair in the Western Hockey League Education Committee. Jack is currently the president and govenor of the Saskatoon Blades and Chairman of the 2010 World Junior Hockey Championship.

    Jack is involved in the community and currently serves on the board of Prairieland Park. He is also past president of the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce and continues to serve on the Chambers' Government Affairs Committee. Jack has been recognized as part of Saskatoon's Centennial Celebration as one of the top 100 people who help make Saskatoon a better place and was also awarded Canada's Commemorative Medal for the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2003.

    The Saskatoon Blades had a decent season last year. They placed seventh in the country and 3rd in the league. The blades support positive community involvement. Jack is projecting a good team in the upcoming years with an excellent draft.

    Saskatoon hosted the World Junior Hockey in 1991 and will be again in 2010. Saskatoon is the only city to host twice. The bid was accepted for 2010 due to the partnership between Saskatoon and Regina as well as the province of Saskatchewan. Together the committee and Jack as the president have 16 months to put the event together. As part of hosting the World Juniors proceeds go towards provincial hockey, scholarships which also include upgrades to Union Center in Saskatoon and the Grant Center in Regina. The economic spin off of hosting the world juniors is estimated to bring in around 28 million dollars. Ticket sales help to make the event successful as well as corporate support and volunteers.

    The World Juniors will consist of 10 Round Robin games in Saskatoon and Regina. There will be eleven playoff games and medal rounds located in Saskatoon.

    Other events set in motion are the Family Hockey Fair The World Fiesta to be held before the tournament.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Joe Schmidt fined Len, Dr Don, Laura & Lyle as well as Jack and Greg for wearing the same outfit. Cheryl and Dwight were also fined.

    Hidden Hand

    Clarence Munchinsky with Property Enhancement Group was the hidden hand and he shook everyone's hand.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Len Romanski again.

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-05-06 (7:22 a.m.)


    April 08 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    No new members.

    Aaron Johnson with Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage is now located on the website under members.

    Reminder to anyone with membership dues outstanding. The dues can be mailed in or given to Gerry Weninger of Seventy Seven Signs.

    Anyone who has a suggestion of any charity that we can donate the pot of gold to please email Giselle Howard with Sasktel.

    Social Announcements

    Reminder of the Great West Choir Practice on April 15th from 7pm to 9pm please sign up if interested in attending.

    Sharon Kaendo reminded everyone of the invitations being sent out for the 25th Anniversary Gala held on Sat May 2nd at the Riverside Golf and Country Club. The theme is James Bond Casino, make sure to RSVP by April 22nd.

    Thanks to everyone who attended the Mystery Dinner and to Patti for the food provided by the Radisson.

    General Announcements

    Rodney Spork with One to One Courier endorsed Joe Schmidt with Carstar Collision.

    Greg White with McFaul Consulting endorsed Laura Dutka with Paramount Day Spa.

    Aaron Johnson with Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage thanked Milt Taylor with Imagery Photo and Dwight Buchholz with TD Canada Trust.

    Claude Marcotte with Caleb Manor endorsed Patti Schweighardt with the Radisson, Vic with Boryski's Butcher Block and Brigadier Security.

    Rick Carlson with Culeneare Kendell endorsed Dwight Buccholz with TD Canada Trust for referrals.

    Dwight Buccholz made mention of th award for customer service was awaded to Len Romanski with Foster Shoes.

    Len Romanski with Foster Shoes made mention of his new store opening in Regina called The Red Wing Shoe Store. They will carry shoes and apparel.

    Perry Schwartz with Coast Wholesale Appliances informed everyone that they are now carrying Meile and Kitchen Aide appliances.

    Dr. Don reminded us of the Draggins Rod & Custom Show this weekend and also made mention of a new dentist at his practice Dr. Mundala.

    Speaker | Claude Marcotte with Caleb Group

    The Caleb Group develops, constructs and manage retirement communties. There are eleven residences in total including the new one in Chatam and currently one to be established in Kindersley. The Caleb Group provides independent living. Established in 2002 with the purchase of 5 residences, Caleb group currently manages seven communities within the province for Rivera Inc.

    The communities consist of 1150 suites ranging from studio to one and two bedrooms. The units are monthly rentals at a cost of about $1600 up to $3000. They don"t provide homecare however they do provide 24 hour security and can monitor residents with medical pendants that are monitored by Securtek. The Caleb Group provides table service, housekeeping and linen service, as well as transportation and activities for the residents.

    The new location in Kindersley is to serve as a new model to the future development of other retirement communities. The Caleb Village in Kindersley is slated to be opening in June of this year. New sevices will include an al a carte system for services that are offered. There is usually a waiting list of about 30-40 per community. The demand for space and modern technology is determined to help with resale once the demand for retirement communities is over it's peak. The units can be later converted to condos.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Jack filled in for the sergeant however no one got of lightly, incl Shoshana and Depesh, Milt and Gerry for being sick and Len for winning the pot.

    Hidden Hand

    None

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Len Romanski with Foster Shoes

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-04-22 (7:22 a.m.)


    March 25 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Third and final reading for Keith Gudmundson

    Reminder for outstanding dues.

    Social Announcements

    Dr Don brought toothpaste for everyone to promoted Dental Health Month coming up in April.

    Sign up sheet was passed around for the Mystery Dinner on April 2nd everyone interested is to meet at the Radisson front lobby at 6pm. Cost to attend is $35 for members and $40 for guests.

    Choir practice at the Great West Brewery on April 15th. Please sign up and send email to Dwight

    Greg White with McFaul Consulting announced a Seminar thursday morning at McFaul Consulting

    The 25th Anniversary of the 722 Breakfast club will be held on May 2nd at the Riversdale Golf Club. The theme of the evening is James Bond. It is encouraged that if anyone knows of past executives of the club that would like to attend the gala please send an email and a proper invitation will be sent out.

    General Announcements

    Guests today included Marianne with The Bull guest of Darren McDonald.

    Helen came filling in for Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000

    Cheryl Tuck-Taillon brought Rylan Grant as our Guest Speaker.

    Jack Rudolph endorsed Dr Don. Patti Schweighardt with The Radisson endorsed Aaron with Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage for his help with a guest that was staying at the hotel and threw his back out.

    Sue Brooks & Dwight Buccholz thanked Joe with Carstar Collision.

    Milton Taylor with Imagery Photography thanked Rodney with One To One Courier.

    Dr Don thanked Patti with the Raddison.

    Randy Schinkel with Nu-West Electric thanked Aaron with Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage and Scott Mamer with Jubilee Ford.

    Greg White endorsed Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Services 2000.

    Jack Rudolph thanked Len Romanski for providing the projection for the meeting today.

    Lastly Dwight Buccholz with TD Canada Trust endorsed Keith Gudmundson with Remax Realty and Clarence Munchinsky with Property Enhancement, Joe with Carstar Collision, Barry Frank with Hergott Duval, Rick Carlson with Culeneare Kendall, Lyle Bauer with Cherry Insurance and Laura with Paramount Day Spa.

    Speaker | Rylan Grant with Delta Point Wireless

    Rylan Grant is a young entreprenuer in Saskatoon and boasts an impressive resume at the age of only 23. He has been involved with the Junior Achievements in high school and is attending the U of S for a degree in electrical engineering and computer science. Rylan created with a partner Black Nova Internet Svs while still in high school to provide web based technology. Rylan is also co founder of Delta Point Wireless, originally based out of his home now with an office at Innovation Place.

    Delta Point Wireless has developed an indoor monitoring system that can be used in a variety of ways. The Caremate Resident Monitoring System is designed to help carehome staff keep track of patients through out the home in real time. The system can alert the nurses of the location of the resident. The pendants that the resident wears are designed to provide emergency response at the push of a button. It would also alert the nurse if the patient has fallen or if there is lack of movement from a resident within a period of time.

    This technology has potential to be developed for residential use as well as other applications such as correctional facilities. Rylan has received funding from Venture Forward and Progress Capital as well as My Future Heros. With the support of the province the project is proving to be a success.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Joe Schmidt was threatened with impeachment for laying out some heavy fines for hockey fans, Cheryl who was late, Dwight of course and Jack.

    Hidden Hand

    Perry Schwartz was the hidden hand and fined Milton Taylor , Cheryl Tuck-Taillon, Laura Dutka and Depesh.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Randy Schinkel

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-04-08 (7:22 a.m.)


    March 11 2009

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    A second reading took place for our proposed new member, Keith Gudmundson of Re/Max Realty.

    Keith Moen announced that Ian Mercer of Bridge City ChemDry will be letting his membership lapse.

    Jack Rudolph is seeking speakers for April - June 2009. Please consider volunteering.

    Social Announcements

    Patty Schweighardt announced a Mystery Dinner taking place on Thursday, April 2nd. Participants will go to 3 unnamed downtown locations for 3 distinct stages of the meal. A sign-up list was circulated during the meeting. Contact Patty if you want to add your name to the list. Guests are permitted, of course.

    Sharon Kaendo announced that May 2nd (Saturday evening) is our 25th Anniversary Celebration Social Event. It will be a social and meal followed by a casino night at the Riverside Golf & Country Club. If you know of past club members, please send their name and contact information to Sharon Kaendo, Greg White, Milt Taylor or Patty Schweighardt so they can compile a list and ensure that only one invitation goes out to each past member. The organizing committee is also looking for old club photos.

    April 15 (Wed) will be a "Choir Practice" organized by Gerry Weninger and Joe Schmidt at the Great West Brewery.

    General Announcements

    n/a

    Speaker | Keith Moen and Gerry Weninger | Review of Financial Statements and Budget

    Keith and Gerry presented the 2008 balance sheet and statement of income and expenses. At December 31 2008, we had approximately $3,000.00 in the bank and another $9,000.00 (approx) in a GIC, together with a small amount of accounts receivable for unpaid membership dues. It totals around $12,000.00.

    Our 2008 income exceeded our expenses by $363.00 so we ran a balanced budget last year.

    Our 2009 budget predicts a $600.00 surplus.

    A motion was made by Joe Schmidt, seconded by Sue Brooks to accept the 2008 Financial Report and the 2009 Budget. The motion was approved.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Not recorded. Sorry, I had to leave early.

    Hidden Hand

    Not recorded. Had to leave early.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Scott Mamer ... $8.00

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-03-25 (7:22 a.m.)


    February 25 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    1st reading for proposed new member Keith Gudmundson with Remax Realty

    Social Announcements

    Sharon reminded everyone of the Mystery Diner on April 2nd there will be an email sent out with the details. Also a reminder for the Great West Brewery Social on April 15th.

    Dwight handed out a flyer for the Annual Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame at TCU Mar 25th.

    General Announcements

    Guests today included Jan with The Bull alternate for Darren McDonald, Candace with Crestview alternate for Don. Depesh with Picatic brought Joan Steckham with Kinsmen Telemiracle as our guest speaker and Laura with Paramount brought Sara as her guest and also her alternate.

    Jack needs speakers for upcoming meetings if interested please call. The next meeting is tentatively booked for the financial report.

    Joe Schmidt with Carstar Collision endorsed Peter with Action Office Interior.

    Jack Rudolph with the Squire Shop endorsed Dr Don for his dentistry skills.

    Milton Taylor with Imagery endorsed both Jana with Bill's House of Flowers and Aaron Johnson with Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage Centre.

    Lyle Burkell with Saskatoon Funeral Home endorsed Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000

    Dr Don with Idywyld Dental Clinic acknowledge Patti Schweighardt with the Radisson and their wonderful renovations.

    Greg White with McFaul Consulting also endorsed Jana with Bill's House of Flowers and Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000.

    Speaker | Joan Steckham with Kinsemen Telemiracle Foundation

    The Kinsmen Telemiracle is holding their 33rd annual Telethon on Mar 7th to Mar 9th. Thanks to donations the foundation has the opportunity to improve the quality of life and the independence of hundreds of people every year. The funds are made available for people to access special needs equipment and medical assistance that otherwise wouldn't be attainable.

    There is a board of directors that meet 8 times a year to determine distribution of funds and an application process that includes documentation of financial information. There is also funding available for immediate support for someone in need of emergency medical treatment.

    Joan shared some stories of individuals that have been helped by the the Kinsmen foundation and their letters of thanks.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Joe Schmidt fined everyone who had gone south also Vic both Lyles', Pete, Aaron, Dr Don and Of course Dwight and Greg. Laura got a credit for her gift

    Hidden Hand

    None

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Cheryl Tuck-Taillon who donated to Telemiracle

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-03-11 (7:22 a.m.)


    February 11 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Lyle Bauer and Keith Gugmundson started the meeting off with a joke.

    Dwight Buccholz brought a guest Keith Gudmundson with Remax. Giselle Howard brought Rick & Bev Cuttle with CSMFRC as our guest speakers.

    Membership fees are due payments can be made in person or by mail.

    Social Announcements

    Sharon Kaendo reminded everyone of the club's 25th Anniversary Gala to be held on May 2nd, more information to follow.

    Great West Night on April 15th 7pm-9pm organized by Gerry Weninger & Joe Schmidt.

    Mystery Dinner is planned for April 2nd to include three destinations for drinks, dinner and dessert.

    A Pasture Golf day is in the works, date and information to follow.

    General Announcements

    Sue Brooks announced a Free Presentation on Sat Feb 23/09 with speaker Bob McDonald.

    Jack Rudolph needs a speaker for the next meeting please contact Jack if you are interested.

    Aaron Johnson with Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage endorsed Jana with Bill's House of Flowers.

    Shoshana Dempsey with Logomotion and Giselle Howard with SaskTel endorsed Aaron with Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage.

    Cheryl Tuck-Taillon with T2 Solutions endorsed Dwight Buccholz with TD Canada Trust

    Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000 thanked Giselle Howard with SaskTel for the Blades Game last friday for the food,drinks and booth.

    Mike Jenkins with Jenkins Marketing endorsed Sharon Kaendo with Leisure Travel 2000 for her help in redeeming his airmiles on short notice.

    Speaker | Rick & Bev Cuttle with Central Saskatchewan Military Family Resource Center Inc.

    The CSMFRC is a non-profit organization that provides services and support to the 600 military families in Saskatoon and Dundurn. They provide a variety of programs for parents and youth as well as education and training. With support from the community, like the Sasktel Pioneers, Bev and Rick hope to open a child care center here in Saskatoon.

    The CSMFRC has a Youth Advisory Committee that provides programs targeted to youth with regularly scheduled events, summer fun programs and sports camps with a focus on higher education. It is important to provide the children from military families with consistency due to the relocation of their families on a regular basis. They provide parent and volunteer support, emergency, respite and casual child care. The CSMFRC promotes interaction between military and civilian youth with their provincially approved and certified childcare day care, one on the few day cares in Saskatchewan that offer infant care.

    Every two to three years military families are posted to different communities. The CSMFRC help provide information about their new community for families to make the transition easier. When a soldier is scheduled for deployment there is usually 3 to 6 months of training involved before the soldier leaves. Deployment generally lasts anywhere from 6 to 9 months or longer. It is important to provide support to the soldier and the family before during and after separation. Families get together for welcome home briefings on how to deal with the soldiers when they come back. Issues addressed can be care for the injured both mentally and physically including information on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    Twenty-five precent of the military is made up of reservists which are casual or part time soldiers who have a full time job outside of the military. A lot of them are now asked to become full time soldiers which can disrupt the family. The CSMFRC provides prevention, support and intervention to the families with self help groups, assessments and referrals as well as short term intervention and crisis support.

    Today Rick and Bev would like to promote Red Fridays. Most businesses support casual fridays and by adding a splash of red shows your support to the troops and their families. Start a collection or make the CSMFRC your charity of choice. There will also be a Bake Sale on Feb 14th put on by the Sasktel Pioneers at the Farmers Market with proceeds going to the CSMFRC.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Joe Schmidt fined Lyle Bauer for his joke, Barry Frank, Dwight Buccholz, Patty Scheighardt for the toasters and Cheryl Tuck-Taillon for being early.

    Hidden Hand

    None

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Lyle Bauer who donated his share to CRFMCS

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-02-25 (7:22 a.m.)


    January 28 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Darrell Boldt resigned from 722 Breakfast club. Gerry Weninger is accepting cheques for members' dues. Dues can also be mailed in.

    Social Announcements

    There are still a few spots open for the Blades game on Feb 6th see Sharon Kaendo to sign up. The sign up sheet was also passed around.

    The date is set for the clubs' 25th Anniversary Gala to be held on May 2nd.

    General Announcements

    Rick Wrubelski with Mr Print is retiring in March of this year.

    Jack needs speakers for March if anyone is interested please let him know.

    Keith Moen with Sunrise Publishing endorsed Patti Schweighardt with the Radisson.

    Dwight Buchholz with TD Canada Trust endorsed Vic with Boryski's Butcher Shop

    Gerry Weninger with 77 Signs thanked Jana Ellis with Bill's House of Flowers, Jack Rudolph with the Squire Shop and Lyle Burkell with Saskatoon Funeral Home.

    Laura Dutka with Paramount Day Spa announced that Valentine Day Packages are now available. Paramount is also hosting an Antiaging Seminar in March and has a discount on facial series.

    Speaker | Aaron Johnson with Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage Centre

    Aaron has been married for seven years now and grew up in the Asquith area. Aaron played ball and rugby where he developed back problems and can attest to the benefits of therapeutic massage. By divine intervention and a dislike for manual labor Aaron became a Registered Massage Therapist. Aaron has been trained in therapeutic massage by John Barnes who has practiced these techniques since 1950.

    Myofascial Release is a safe and gentle technique that applies sustained pressure to eliminate pain, headaches and restore motion. People who have experienced similar techniques have expressed that it hurt or that there was too much pressure applied, which is not always effective.

    Fascia is tough connective tissue that spreads throughout the body. The tissue is a single densely woven covering similar to that of a sweater. It is relaxed and has the ability to stretch. When people experience trauma the fascia loses its flexibility and becomes tight which then provides a source of tension on the body. The fascial system has tensile properties capable of withstanding 2000lbs per square inch.

    When a person undergoes physical and emotional distress dehydration of the fascia occurs, water is pushed out of the tissue and becomes less flexible and knotted. When applying myofascial work the therapist works on increasing the electrical potential which attracts water molecules thus rehydrating. This is not something that can be cured in one visit however over time many people attest to the benefits of lesser pain or no pain at all. This is something that everyone can learn to do at home and it is encouraged to use it as a means of preventive measures to keep your body healthy. Aaron and everyone at Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage can help with a variety of issues such as neck and back pain, migraines, fibromyalgia, disc problems females problems and even chronic fatigue syndrome. Aaron encourages everyone to give it a try. Sessions last for 1 hour the first visit will start with a brief assessment followed by hands on work.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Joe Schmidt fined Dwight Buccholz , Lyle Bauer, Jack Rudolph and everyone not wearing lace up shoes.

    Hidden Hand

    Barry Frank fined two people who were late.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Claude Marcotte

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-02-11 (7:22 a.m.)


    January 14 2009

    Submitted by Keri Schaeffer

    Executive Announcements

    Dwight Buchholz introduced himself as the new Vice President of the 722 Breakfast Club.

    Social Announcements

    Sharon Kaendo our new Social Director announced a social tentatively booked for May 2nd to celebrate the clubs' 25th Anniversary.

    Reminder for the Blades game on February 6th. There are 21 spots available in the SaskTel corporate box courtesy of Giselle Howard. Limited to one guest per member depending upon availability. Sharon passed around a sign up sheet.

    Joe Schmidt & Gerry Weininger announced a beer social at Great West Brewery on April 15th starting at 7pm to 9pm.

    General Announcements

    Invoices for 2009 Membership Dues were handed out. A gentle reminder that fees should be paid within 30 days. There has been a slight increase due to operating costs.

    Giselle Howard asked members to contact her in the event you can't attend a meeting or if you want to bring a guest.

    Claude Marcotte made a suggestion in regards to the membership directory and how it was outlined.

    Dwight Buchholz reminded us of the pamphlet that was passed out to the members for the Traders' Luncheon with Mike Duffy on Monday February 2, 2009. Contact Picatic for tickets.

    Sharon Kaendo endorsed Keith Moen with Sunrise Publishing.

    Rodney Spork endorsed Scott Mamer with Jubilee Ford.

    Darren McDonald gave thanks to Giselle Howard and SaskTel tech support for help with his blackberry.

    Keith Moen thanked Jana with Bill's House of Flowers as well as Lyle Burkell with Saskatoon Funeral Home for their service.

    Claude Marcotte thanked Joe Schmidt with Carstar Collision and Dr Don.

    Milton Taylor endorsed Aroma's at the Radisson Hotel for a function he held there and also Vic with Boryski's for a wonderful steak.

    Gerry with Seventy-Seven Signs also thanked Vic.

    Speaker | Greg White with McFaull Consulting & Dwight Buchholz with TD Canada Trust

    Greg and Dwight joined forces to introduce the new Federal Tax Free Savings Account.

    It has been awhile since the government has introduced something new, not since RRSP's. It is understood that most people don't feel comfortable with spending money unless they have a savings plan. The new savings plan was introduced in 2008 by the Federal Government.

    A TFSA is a registered account similar to an RRSP with some beneficial differences. Any investment income earned grows tax free.

    To be eligible you must be age of majority and have a social insurance number. Everyone is permitted to contribute up to $5000 per year, however the Government can adjust the permitted amount which can vary. There is unlimited carry-forward of unused contributions and money can also be re-contributed with amounts that were previously withdrawn.

    There is no impact on income benefits such as GST Credit or Child Tax Benefits. Upon death assets are tax free and can rollover to a spouses' TFSA. Only a spouse can be a successor to the TFSA. Tax-free transfer is also available to a spouses' TFSA upon seperation or divorce and a TFSA can also be maintained even if you become a non-resident however no new contributions would be permitted.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Many fines were handed out for being late, having no facial hair and a special fine for Jack and Dwight for changing the breakfast rules.

    Hidden Hand

    Victor Boryski

    Pot of Gold Winner

    John Ross

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2009-01-28 (7:22 a.m.)


    December 17 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Joe Schmidt, our Past President, made our year end presentations to deserving members as follows:
    • Jack Rudolph - Perfect Attendance
    • Greg White - Member of the Year
    • Keith Moen - Past President's Award
    Thanks and congratulations to these fine supporters of our club!

    Social Announcements

    This was our 24th Annual Christmas Luncheon. Thanks to everyone attending. Thanks to the Radisson for the shrimp appetizers!

    General Announcements

    A presentation of appreciation (Christmas arrangement from Bill's House of Flowers) was made to Shirley, our regular server for many years at the hotel.

    Our pot of gold and sergeant at arms savings are being donated to the "Tree of Plenty" campaign which supports the Food Bank. Additional donations were welcomed as everyone made their way out.

    Speaker | Kent Smith-Windsor | Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce

    Kent spoke to our group about Saskatoon's remarkable success over the last 18 months as well as the city's future prospects. His points can be roughly summarized as follows:
    • If we don't meet the competition head on (often lower cost foreign competition), prosperity can quickly decline.
    • We should prepare for even greater competition in the future.
    • It's not only competing for sales that we need to concentrate on, but also competing for the limited pool of talented employees.
    • Politicians can have a strong influence in developing the proper business climate through legislation and policies that encourage local investment and development.
    • Look for opportunities in problems rather than only fighting the problems.
    • Saskatoon's character is humility and modesty ... we tend to under-promise and over-deliver.
    • He believes that current rising prosperity in China and India in particular, will result in continuing prosperity for our city over the next 2 decades. Less developed nations want the resources and products that Saskatchewan has for sale. Their rising and continued prosperity is to our benefit, not to our detriment as some people might think.
    • "Be World Class ... or Dead Last".

    Sergeant at Arms

    We got a break today because it's Christmas!

    Hidden Hand

    N/A today.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    No draw today.

    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! No meetings for about 4 weeks.

    Next Meeting

    2009-01-14 (7:22 a.m.)


    December 10 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    A third reading was held and Aaron Johnson of Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage was declared a member of the 722 Breakfast Club.

    Greg White asked that present executive members contact their replacements for 2009 and pass on any necessary information and material so that the transition can be done smoothly.

    Social Announcements

    Brenda reviewed the arrangements for our Christmas Social on Wed Dec 17th. The bar opens at 11:30 a.m. Lunch is "noonish", but probably a bit earlier rather than late. Our speaker will be at 12:20 followed by awards and gifts so everyone can go back to work by 1:00. Parking underground at the hotel is free on a first come first served basis. The lunch is subsidized. Drinks are at regular bar prices. Donations will go to Tree of Plenty. Bring a prize or two, please.

    General Announcements

    Member endorsements: Jack R thanked Jana Ellis, Joe S thanked Jana Ellils, Keith M thanked Don Johnson, Rick W thanked Patty Schweighart, Cheryl T thanked Ian Mercer, Perry S thanked Joe Schmidt, Patty S thanked Quinn Magnuson.

    Speaker | Depesh Parmer - Picatic and Boom Music

    Depesh was born and raised in Saskatoon. He graduated from the U of S with a Commerce Degree and is considering going to the U of R in September 2009 to obtain his MBA. He and his brother work with his father who operates Elgon Petroleum. They build gas stations and car washes in Saskatchewan. Depesh and a partner also operate Boom Music doing audio visual & music for Christmas functions, weddings, graduations, etc. He also operates Picatic which is an online ticket broker selling tickets to concerts, conferences and whatever else you might want to sell on an organized basis. It can take the selling, organizational and paperwork load off your shoulders whenever you are organizing something. Picatic sells tickets for small and medium size events at a reasonable cost and thus they don't compete directly with Ticketmaster. Costs are a fraction of what it would be with Ticketmaster. They don't have the software or ability, at present, to sell tickets where seat numbers are assigned by the ticket, though. They have an online calculator on their home page for those wishing to get an estimate of the costs involved.

    Depesh has been involved with various charitable organizations. He just completed a term as past president of the Parkinson Foundation.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Don Johnson let us all off the hook.

    Hidden Hand

    Rick Wrubleski fined Barry, Don, Len, Laura and Randy.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Barry Frank

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2008-12-17 (7:22 a.m.)


    November 26 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    A second reading took place for Aaron Johnson of Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage Centre.

    Joe Schmidt asked members to send in their nominations (with a seconder) for "Member of the Year".

    Brenda Thomsen circulated a sign-up sheet for our December 17 Christmas luncheon. There is no charge for members to attend. It is $20.00 for guests. The doors open at approximately 11:00 a.m. with a cash bar. The function will go until 1:30. Expect the lunch to start a little before noon. Please bring a gift for the draws ... or consider a 2nd gift also if you are bringing a guest. Our featured speaker will be Kent Smith-Windsor from the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce.

    Social Announcements

    Keith Moen thanked Brenda Thomsen for organizing a successful wine and food pairing social last month. About 30 people attended.

    General Announcements

    Thank you's made by members of the Club: Rick Carlson thanked Len Romanski, Brenda Thomsen thanked Shoshana Dempsey, Sue Brooks thanked Keri Schaeffer, Patti Schweighart thanked Quinn Magnuson, Dwight Buchholz thanked Perry Schwark, Giselle Howard thanked Don Johnson, Lyle Bauer thanked Sharon Kaendo, Randy Schinkel thanked Rick Carlson.

    Infomercials including Depesh Parmer - member of the POW City Kinsmen Club ... Contact Depesh if you need a Christmas tree.

    Speaker | Shoshana Dempsey - LogoMotion Promotional Products

    Shoshana was raised in Young, SK and now lives in Warman. She started with Logomotion about 1.5 year ago. She enjoys her career more than any work she has done in the past. Logomotion opened its Saskatoon business in 2000. THey have 2 offices ... Saskatoon and Nanaimo. Three people work in the Saskatoon office.

    Logomotion can help you find something for your clients to remember you by. Quotes are free. Currently popular items include metal water bottles and jackets. Shoshana says that they usually have about a 3 week turnaround time for ordering clothing or other items with logos but of course it varies from product to product.

    Lots of their products are made in Canada but many also come from overseas to keep costs reasonable. Clothing is usually local.

    Shoshana fielded a number of questions after her presentation and then gave away 5 prizes. She also brought along a display of sample products. Dianne from her office also attended the breakfast and presentation.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Don Johnson fined himself, Ken Suchan & Lyle Burkell

    Hidden Hand

    Phillip Reiber .. no fines

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Lyle Burkell

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2008-12-10 (7:22 a.m.)


    November 12 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    A first reading took place for Aaron Johnson of Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage Centre.

    Keith Moen mentioned that if members wish to break a guest to a breakfast meeting, they should first clear it with our membership committee to ensure there are no potential conflicts.

    Joe Schmidt is seeking more nominations for Member of the Year by the end of November. The Past President (Joe) is the only member not eligible for the honour. Nomination forms were already emailed out by Greg last week. PLease complete and submit them to Joe.

    Social Announcements

    Brenda Thomsen announced our Christmas Luncheon will take place over the noon period on December 17th in place of a morning meeting that day. No meeting on the 24th of December. More details will be announced soon.

    General Announcements

    Jack Rudolph of Squire Shop Ltd. - Mansize Men's Wear Ltd. let us know that November 20th from noon-9pm is "Ladies Night" to shop for gifts for men. They will offer refreshments and door prizes.

    Giselle Howard of SaskTel says that they have some new cell phone plans to check out in case they suit your needs better.

    Laura Dutka of Paramount Day Spa & Salon mentioned that Thursday November 13th is their "Holiday Wishes Evening". Call them for more details.

    Quinn Magnuson of 1-800-GOT-JUNK gave away a free cleaning job to Patty Schweighardt.

    Speaker | Keri Schaeffer - Brigadier Security Systems

    Keri joined the 722 Club in May 2008. She searched and found us on the web. She has been working at Brigadier for the last 3 years and is presently in sales. He had worked for a SaskTel affiliated cell phone business prior to that.

    Keri has also been attending the University of Saskatchewan the last 4 years on a part time basis, working towards her archaeology degree. Her fiance, Derek, is a well established artist in the Saskatoon community.

    Brigadier offers services in commercial and residential security. It may be best known as an alarm systems business but it also sells and installs access controls and closed circuit video systems. They also have trained dogs and personnel who work with employers to seek out and detect narcotics on the worksite. Brigadier has been a SecurTec (SaskTel) dealer since 1989. They are located at 116 Ave H North. They are one of the larger dealers in the province. They have 10 technicians in Saskatoon. They also have an office in Regina.

    Keri ended her talk with a few home safety tips. Look at your home as a burglar would. The weakest link will be the most likely point of entry. Make sure your doorways are well lit and unobstructed. Consider a more secure door system.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Dr. Don excused those who attended the Remembrance Day service, BC - Riders game, Blades game or recent curling event & fined all others (many!)

    Hidden Hand

    Clarence Munchinsky only missed one person.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Victor Boryski

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2008-11-26 (7:22 a.m.)


    October 22 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    A third reading took place today to admit Mike Jenkins as a new member. Welcome once again Mike, in his capacity as owner of Jenkins Marketing.

    Social Announcements

    Brenda Thomsen reminded members that today is the last day to sign up for the Wine Tasting social on Friday October 24th at the Renaissance. Wine and Appetizers are being served.

    General Announcements

    We skipped member introductions today to save time for the elections process. No guests were present also because this was our election meeting.

    Kudos to other members in the club: Giselle Howard thanked Perry Schwark, Don Klassen thanked Jack Rudolph, Keith Moean and Rodney Spork both thanked Dr. Don Johnson.

    Dwight Buchholz handed out some an article about the economy as it pertains to financing. Laura Dutka handed out material regarding Paramount Day Spa.

    Speaker | Club Executive Elections

    Keith Moen conducted our election process, with Lyle Bauer and Lyle Burkell as scrutineers. We actually had voting for most positions. The results of our election were as follows:

    Effective January 1, 2009

  • President - Greg White
  • Vice President - Dwight Buchholz
  • Past President (no election required) Keith Moen
  • Treasurer - Gerry Weninger
  • Social - Sharon Kaendo
  • Social Assistant - Laura Dutka & Patti Schweighardt
  • Golf Co-ordinator - Scott Mamer
  • Golf Assistant - Ken Suchan
  • Sergeant at Arms - Joe Schmidt
  • Membership - Giselle Howard
  • Membership Assistant - Mike Jenkins
  • Newsletter - Keri Schaeffer
  • Webmaster (no vote required - up for election next year) Rick Carlson

    Thanks to all who participated in making motions, agreeing to let their names stand and for voting!

    Sergeant at Arms

    No fines as Dr Don had to leave for work

    Hidden Hand

    None

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Deferred to Next Meeting

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2008-11-12 (7:22 a.m.)


    October 08 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Keith Moen confirmed the announcement from our last meeting that we will no longer use Tips and Lead sheets. Instead, we will self-promote verbally at our regular meetings. As a result, the Tips and Leads Statistics page will no longer appear on the club website.

    A first reading was announced for Mike Jenkins as a member in a new capacity with Jenkins Marketing & Communications.

    Our next meeting on October 22 2008 is for Executive Elections. This is a closed meeting and guests are not permitted. All members are invited to put their names forward for election to a position on the executive. Jack Rudolph reminds us that not all positions are up for election. Some are 2 year positions and they only come up every second year. More information will appear on this page shortly.

    Social Announcements

    Cheryl Tuck-Tallon circulated a sign-up sheet for the October 24 Wine Tasting Social to be hosted by Brenda Thomsen.

    General Announcements

    Jack Rudolph had an opening joke.

    Today's guests were Heather Whyte & Curtis Elmy from Atmosphere Interior Design, Darren Sheer and also Aaron Johnson of Saskatoon Therapeutic Massage.

    Member Endorsements: Sharon Kaendo thanked Lyle Bauer. Jeff Sharp thanked Don Johnson. Laura Dutka thanked Lyle Bauer and Ken Suchan.

    Speaker | Sharon Kaendo | Leisure Travel 2000 Inc.

    Sharon has been a member of our breakfast club since 1999. She is married to Fritz. They have 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren. Sharon opened Leisure Travel in 2000. Previously, she had worked for various other travel agencies in Saskatoon.

    Leisure Travel 2000 focuses on personal travel arrangements and vacation packages, although they also do some business travel bookings. A growing travel area is group travel for various reasons such as family wedding celebrations, photo tours, etc. Some holiday destinations that have been popular recently are Peru, Costa Rica, the Galapogos Islands, South East Asia plus the traditional destinations such as Hawaii and Mexico. Europe is becoming a choice destination even in the winter season. There are also theme holidays such as an art, wine and food tour in Italy.

    Sharon thanked existing clients and welcomes new ones. She answered various travel related questions. She also had 4 gifts that were drawn for. The winners were Ian Mercer, Keith Moen, Perry Schwark and Monica Thomas.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Don Johnson gave us all a holiday on fines today.

    Hidden Hand

    None. Someone will be appointed for the next meeting.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Scott Mamer

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2008-10-22 (7:22 a.m.)


    September 23 2008

    Submitted by Greg White

    Executive Announcements

    Darren for Membership announced the resignation of 4 members:

  • Arlene of Windsor Plywood
  • Dennis Bellamy of Healthy Choices
  • Nicola from PicNicks
  • Brian Dmitriw of AC Flooring.

    Social Announcements

    John Ross announced golf for today and a special invite to all to join them for supper at the Willows around 6pm!

    Brenda Thomsen reminded everyone of the coming social October 24 2008.

    General Announcements

    Jack started us off with a joke.

    We had two guests, Rhonda who works with Shoshana, and Darren, a massage Therapist brought out by Cheryl Tuck Tallon.

    Dwight brought a draw gift for the golf tournament, we drew for it from the membership and Joe Schmidt was the lucky winner!

    Club Member Endorsements: Keith recognized Patty and her group at the Radisson for great service. Milt also recognized Patty and her group for the same. Patty recognized Milt and his office for a great family photo shoot and experience. Bill recognized Shoshana at Logomotion for their support in producing giveaways for a trip recently. Rodney thanked Dwight at TD for some excellent support first thing this am.

    Announcements: Milt says his photo special is still on and the world is a beautiful place right now to capture! Jack needs an employee, know anyone let him know. Sharon used KIJIJI to find employees, Jack consider this. Greg referred to the equity markets as being in a state of confusion and as such on sale?

    Speaker | Greg White - McFaull Consulting & Jack Rudolph - Squire Shop

    Featured speaker was Greg and Keith as executive of the club with a presentation of renewed commitment from club members to participation and involvement.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Jack as Sarjeant, fined Cheryl, Len, Milt, all the golfers, and Monica!

    Hidden Hand

    Rick Wrubleski fined Pete and Don as Hidden Hand

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Len Romanski

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2008-10-08 (7:22 a.m.)


    September 10 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    There will be an Executive Meeting 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 17 2008 at Aromas to follow up on the recent strategic planning session held in August.

    Social Announcements

    Ken Suchan announced that our fall golf tournament will be at the Willows on Wednesday September 24 2008. John Ross will send everyone an email shortly with more details. The cost of the round is $48.00 plus you can pay for a half cart rental if you want one. There will also be a supper following the round. Please wait for the email from John Ross as I wasn't certain if there is an extra cost for that. Tee times will be staggered, starting at 1:00 p.m. It will be a Texas Scramble format. Please bring a prize.

    General Announcements

    Len Romanski of Foster Shoes mentioned that the week of September 15 is "Footcare Week" at their store. They will have various specialists in to help customers and they will also have a price special on new shoes purchased. Contact Len at the store if you need more information.

    Laura Dutka at Paramount Day Spa & Salon indicates that they are sponsoring a luncheon on September 19th to help the Sexual Assault Centre. Call Paramount for more information.

    Dwight Buchholz of TD Canada Trust had a printout showing their company's repeat #1 JD Powers rating in customer satisfaction.

    Speaker | Quinn Magnuson | 1-800 Got Junk

    Quinn joined the club about 2 years ago. He was a teacher for 6 years and also had a career with various CFL teams. Quinn talked about his company's goal to provide service beyond basic "customer satisfaction" levels. In essence, a satisfied customer means they got what they paid for without complaint but it does not mean they were so impressed that they want to come back and refer others to you. "Satisfied" is only in the middle between dissatisfied and "wow".

    Quinn acknowledged that many businesses can provide a basic service at a lower cost and have a satisfied customer. However, a higher price for services is required to surpass that level of basic satisfaction. You get what you pay for in terms of service.

    Quinn also spoke to the club about employee retention. Increased monetary rewards are always welcome to employees, but they usually find most satisfaction in their work and are inspired to do more when their efforts are acknowledged in unique ways that indicate the employer understands and recognizes them as an individual. Thanks for generating a great discussion, Quinn.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Don Johnson fined several people.

    Hidden Hand

    Victor Boryski shook everyone's hand so no fines today.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Barry Frank

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2008-09-24 (7:22 a.m.)


    August 27 2008

    Submitted by Greg White

    Executive Announcements

    Heather Whyte is no longer with Paramount Day Spa & Salon. She is now working at Atmosphere Design. Laura Dutka will resume her role in the club as the owner of Paramount.

    The executive had a strategic planning session in mid-August. Stay tuned for more announcements at the September 24th meeting. Thanks to all who attended and to Bill and Sue for facilitating. Thanks to Ken Suchan for the facilities.

    There will be an executive meeting on September 17th at 7:00 a.m. at the Radisson Restaurant (Aromas).

    Jack needs more speakers for meetings. Please volunteer.

    Sue Brooks reminded members that some people still have not paid their dues. Please take care of this as soon as possible.

    If you want to send an email to all club members, it is quite simple. Send an email to: members {at} 722club.com. Remember to send it from the email address where you receive club mail. If it comes from any other email address, it will be rejected. That protects members from getting spammed or unwanted mail. If you are not getting club emails, it's because you don't have a current email address on our list server. If so, contact Rick Carlson and he will take care of it.

    Social Announcements

    Thanks to Sharon Kaendo and her team for arranging Race Night at Marquis Downs over the summer.

    Thanks to Brenda Thomsen for taking over as Social Director since Heather is no longer a club member.

    John Ross will be announcing a Golf Social shortly. The committee has decided to stick with a Wednesday date instead of switching to a Saturday.

    General Announcements

    36 members were present at the meeting. Jack Rudolf had a joke to start off the meeting.

    Endorsements: Brenda praised Bridge City ChemDry; Len praised 1800GotJunk; Mike praised Mr. Print; Cheryl praised Blinds Unlimited; Dwight praised PennCo Portable Signs;Quinn praised TD Canada Trust; Ken praised 1800Got Junk; and Bridge City Chemdry; Shoshana praised 77 Signs and Crestview Auto; Gerry praised Crestview Auto; Jana praised Carstar; Keith praised Squire Shop. WOW

    Other Announcements: Jack has custom made shirts. Laura from Paramount announced the 5th Annual Envogue luncheon/fashion show. Proceeds to the Sexual Assault Centre. They also have a beauty class for kids 12-15 in October. Call for details. Shoshana from Logomotion has a position opening if anyone knows of a candidate. Quinn at 1800GotJunk offers members a 7% discount on site or $22 off. Dr Don is a new grandfather to Carter ... born last week.

    Speaker | Milton Taylor | Imagery Photography

    Milt has been in business since 1977. He has two great co-workers ... Betty and Brenda. His building serves both as his residence and his place of business. Being a photographer has provided him with some interesting opportunities to travel to hot destinations and shoot weddings. He is both a photographer and a historian. He tries to capture the generations so that his photos will live on.

    Milt has a 15% off special on wall portaits. He appreciates his friendships and support from the club. As Milt always says "Treasuer Life"!

    Sergeant at Arms

    Don Johnson fined Greg White for a legislative error.

    Hidden Hand

    Ken Suchan fined Bill Yano, Cheryl Tuck Tallon and Jeff Sharp.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Cheryl Tuck Tallon

    Thanks to Greg!

    Thanks to Greg White for taking these notes while Rick Carlson had another matter to attend.

    Next Meeting

    2008-09-10 (7:22 a.m.)


    June 25 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Readings took place for the following proposed members:

  • Bill Yano of Signature Home Automation is now a member of the club as has third reading had already taken place.
  • Keri Schaefer - Brigadier Security Systems
  • Depesh Parmar

    Social Announcements

    Today is our golf tournament at Holiday Park Golf Course. Supper is scheduled for 5:10 p.m.

    Heather Whyte reminded people about Race Night at Marquis Downs on July 11th. See our social page on the 722 website for details.

    General Announcements

    Infomercials by members.

    Speaker | Sue and Bill Brooks - EclecThink International

    Sue and Bill started their business in 2001. Sue was born in England and moved to Sask with her family at the age of 3. After completing her schooling, she was a teacher until 2001 when she left to start her present business. Bill has an science background. Sue and Bill's comments included the following:
  • If you think you can run your business successfully the way you ran it the past 10 years you are mistaken. You must continually evolve.
  • Remember that you need to approach different people in different ways. Your initial impression of someone and what they need or want may be wrong. Plan for a 2nd way to approach them to find out what works best for them.
  • Consider problems to actually be opportunities.
  • Practise productive thinking: What is the challenge ... What will it look like when it is fixed ... Pinpoint the problem or opportunity ... List many possible solutions ... Make the best solution better and implement it.

    EcelecThink doesn't solve problems for you. They help you figure out where you want to go next and solve your own problem.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Dr. Don

    Hidden Hand

    --

    Pot of Gold Winner

    --

    Other Business

    --

    Next Meeting

    2008-08-27 (7:22 a.m.)


    June 11 2008

    Submitted by Greg White

    Executive Announcements

    Third and final reading for Bill Yano.

    Social Announcements

    Heather Whyte reminded us about the summer social to be held at Marquis Downs Friday July 11th ... reserve your spot early as there are limited seats available.

    Next meeting is the last one for the summer and is also the golf tournament to be held at Holiday Park starting at 10:30. Don't be late! Great turnout so far.

    General Announcements

    We heard from many club members with stories of terrific service and support from the following club members:

  • Jana Ellis, Bills House of Flowers
  • Nicola Lawson, PickNics
  • Sharon Kaendo, Leisure Travel 2000
  • Don Klassen, Crestview Auto Service
  • Vic Borski, Borski's Butcher Block
  • Gerry Weninger, 77 Signs

    This endorsement is more effective than a Tip and Lead sheet, evidence that our support for one and another is powerful!

    Joe announced a car wash at his 51st street location with proceeds to support Cystic Fibrosis, this coming Saturday.

    Sharon announced a fall event to promote cruises, 4 different carriers will present. Consider this and be ready to come learn more about this style of vacation. September.

    Speaker | Kevin Tobin - Saskatchewan Jazz Festival

    The festival runs from June 20 - 29th here in Saskatoon. The majority of the room has visited and he was promoting it again. There is a great lineup of musicians both local and from around the country and US. This is the 2nd largest event in Canada and 5th largest in North America ... way to go Saskatoon. Lots of tickets remain, and next year he will be approaching us to perhaps be sponsors or buy group packages. Get ready for some great music and fun!

    Sergeant at Arms

    Dr. Don fined some, himself first for missing the last meeting, shame on you Don!

    Hidden Hand

    Sharon Kaendo was hidden Hand and fined way too many people ... get out and shake some hands in the morning!

    Pot of Gold Winner

    --

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2008-06-25 (7:22 a.m.)


    May 28 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Readings were held for 3 new members:
  • John Ross (final reading) John had changed companies to Success Office Systems but is a long standing member
  • Bill Yano - Signature Home Automation
  • Keri Schaefer - Brigadier Security Systems

    Sue Brooks had receipts to pass out to members for payment of dues.

    Social Announcements

    John Ross reminded us to sign up for the June 25 golf tournament. The meal will be subsidized by the club to some extent. You can come to that even if you don't golf. Bring golf prizes, please.

    Heather Whyte is planning a new social for the club that will be announced soon.

    General Announcements

    John Ross was a 10 pin bowling silver medal winner representing Saskatchewan at the nationals recently. Congratulations!

    Speaker | Thank You to Club Members for Great Service

    Several thank you's and endorsements of club members by happy customers. The following were acknowledged for their great service:

  • Sharon thanked Jack Rudolph
  • Dwight thanked Jana Ellis
  • Patti thanked Sharon Kaendo
  • Jeff Sharp thanked Dwight Buchholz for passing on a lead

    Sergeant at Arms

    Dr Don was away so Clarence Munchinsky took over for the day.

    Hidden Hand

    Jack Rudolph .. Ken and Victor missed shaking hands.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Giselle Howard

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2008-06-11 (7:22 a.m.)


    May 14 2008

    Submitted by Scott Mamer

    Executive Announcements

    Readings took place for the following proposed new members:

  • Darrel Boldt - Re/Max Realty
  • Bill Yano - Signature Home Automation
  • Keri Schaefer - Brigadier Security Systems

    Social Announcements

    Our golf tournament will be at the Holiday Park Course on Wednesday, June 25th starting at 10:30 a.m. $38.00 for golf and $10.00 for meal. Power carts will be extra costs for golfers who want to ride. For more details, see the "social" page on our website.

    General Announcements

    Congrats to Jana Ellis who was named Women's Networker of the Year by the Saskatoon Women's Network Club.

    Speaker | John Ross - Success Office Products

    John moved to Saskatoon in 1975 from Medicine Hat. He graduated from high school in 1977. After graduating John took a couple of years off before heading back to SAIT in Calgary where he became involved in student government. Following his education at SAIT, John sold insurance for a couple of years prior to becoming a typewriter salesman at Western Business Machines. John also was a dealer at the Casino during this time. With 20 plus years in the office equipment industry, John has recently made a move to Success Office Products.

    John is happily married and has two kids, Amada who is 19 and studying to become a doctor, and Jesse who is 13 and attending Sister O'Brien School. A couple of John's pastimes include golf and ten pin bowling with John going to the Nationals later this year.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Fines were handed out to members that missed the previous meeting: Keith Moen, Quinn Magnuson, Ken Suchan & Rick Wrubleski.

    Hidden Hand

    Shoshana Dempsey: Dr. Don missed her as he slipped in late

    Pot of Gold Winner

    "Lucky" Clarence Munchinsky won $8.00

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2008-05-28 (7:22 a.m.)


    April 23 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Keith Moen announced a brief executive meeting to take place after the breakfast meeting.

    Social Announcements

    John Ross has planned our Spring Golf Tournament for June 25th, 2008. Costs and details will follow by email. Also, look for the information posted on the Social page of our club website.

    General Announcements

    Heather Whyte let everyone know that Paramount Day Spa has just completed an expansion to their premises and invited members to drop by for a look. They are having an open house on Saturday April 26th from 8:30 to 5:00 pm. Heather also introduced Jana from Paramount as one of their new members.

    Darren McDonald of Saskatoon Home Page invited members to enter details of their executive assistant on their website for a draw.

    Speaker | 2 Minute Member Presentations

    Sue Brooks was to be our speaker today but she was delayed due to bad weather. Therefore a draw was made and everyone at the "winning" table had to make a 2 minute presentation about themselves and their business. We heard from:
    • Dwight Buchholz - TD Canada Trust
    • Jana - Bill's House of Flowers
    • Cheryl Tuck-Tallon - T2 Solutions
    • Jack Rudolph - Man Size Mens Wear
    • John Ross - Success Office Systems
    • Mike Jenkins - Candle Lake Golf Resort
    • Randy Schinkel - Nu West Electric
    • Lyle Burkell - Saskatoon Funeral Home
    Thanks to everyone for cooperating!

    Sergeant at Arms

    Don Johnson

    Hidden Hand

    Milton Taylor

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Deferred to next meeting

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2008-05-14 (7:22 a.m.)


    April 09 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    A first reading was held for Darrel Boldt, a residential realtor with Re/Max. He was introduced to the club by Sharon Kaendo.

    Patty Schweighardt was welcomed as the new representive of Radisson Hotel. Take a look at the membership page for information about Patty. She was the manager of Saskatoon Inn for 7 years. She also worked for a shorter period of time at the Delta Bessborough before moving to her position as General Manager of the Radisson.

    Social Announcements

    None

    General Announcements

    Sue Brooks had receipts for members who have paid their 2008 dues.

    Jack Rudolf is looking for speakers at our May and June meetings. Please volunteer.

    Speaker | John Thompson and Joan Tilk | Leadership Saskatoon

    Leadership Saskatoon is a non-profit organization helping to develop community leaders. Joan is a graduate of the program from 2002. She spoke about her experience and how it inspired her to stay on with the organization as a volunteer mentor. John Thompson is the board chair. Together they explained how the program works and its benefits. Volunteers act as mentors and several day long workshops are run with program participants to help them achieve their full potential. We have been conditioned to think more about infrastructure such as roads and facilities when we think about the development and future of our communities. In actuality, strong leadership is the key to a community's healthy and prosperous future.

    John and Joan both emphasized that leaders don't have to be bold and assertive. Leaders are usually enthusiastic participants and modest about their contributions. They also acknowledge and learn from their failures.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Don Johnson fined Clint, Claude, Greg & Patty

    Hidden Hand

    None this meeting. Next meeting it is .... (you'll have to wait & see).

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Also let me know if you recall who this was.

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2008-04-23 (7:22 a.m.)


    March 26 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    A recent applicant in the display business was turned down for membership because of the conflict with existing members.

    Don't forget that you can send mail to club members by addressing it to members{at}722club.com. It must come from your membership email address or it will be rejected. Keep the size of attachments down or it may not get through. Wait about 5 minutes and you'll get a copy yourself so you know it worked.

    Social Announcements

    After the meeting, Ken Suchan advised that our Mystery Location Golf Tournament this spring will tentatively be on June 25 2008. There will be a limit of 40 golfers. Keep your calendar open!

    General Announcements

    Infomercials and accolades for good service received from other club members.

    Speaker | Mike Jenkins | Candle Lake Resort

    Mike was previously with the 722 Club as a representative of the Saskatoon Blades. He left in 2006 and began working with Candle Lake Resort. He returned through the resort in 2007. When the present owners of the resort purchased it in 2003, it was a 9 hole course. Since then they have added another 9 holes, a new convention centre, clubhouse and restaurant. They have added 12 rental cabins and are now adding more than 100 condominiums around the course. Phase I is presently underway. 20 of the new condos to be owned by private individuals can agree with the resort to rent the units out on a daily basis. The owner keeps 70% of the revenue and the resort receives 30% in exchange for doing all the work including booking and cleaning. The units in Phase II and III will not be eligible. 13 units in Phase I are still available.

    The owners of the resort also have a construction company in Saskatoon, developing commercial space. They have done a few jobs already and are interested in receiving new work.

    Mike had draws for 2 prizes. Keith and Sharon were the winners.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Don Johnson fined a number of people including me.

    Hidden Hand

    Rodney Spork

    Pot of Gold Winner

    John Ross

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2008-04-09 (7:22 a.m.)


    March 12 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Keith Moen briefly reviewed the survey results arranged by Darren McDonald. Members want more personalized referrals and networking.

    Greg White has updated our club brochure.

    Keith Moen mentioned that members should strive to arrive on time for meetings so we can have a more punctual start. That also allows people to leave on time for their work commitments.

    Social Announcements

    Sharon Kaendo's social event at the Saskatoon Golf & Country Club on Saturday March 8 was a success. The special entertainment was a jazz duo performance.

    Ken Suchan will be working with Milt Taylor to set up a golf tournament for the club in June 2008.

    General Announcements

    Member infomercials and endorsements.

    Speaker | Cheryl Tuck-Tallon | T2 Solutions Inc.

    Cheryl has been in the breakfast club for approximately 10 years. She has also been married to her husband, Keith, for 10 years. She has her HR Designation out of the University of Dalhousie. She worked as an advisor for insurance companies for several years and then decided to do the same thing for herself. Thus the birth of T2 Solutions Inc. Cheryl said thank you to several people who have encouraged and helped her along the way.

    Employees have changed a lot over the recent years. A benefit plan is now an essential for any employer in order to attract and retain employees. Some employers even advertise it. Over the last few years, the employee contribution to the plan has gone down and the employer portion has gone up. 3-5% of an employee's income is a typical amount for the employer to pay. It will be more if there is a pension plan.

    Employers don't know how to select an insurance benefits package, set it up or manage it. They also don't have the time and doing it themselves is not cost effective. That's where Cheryl comes in. She can also set up a plan where the employee has a discretionary amount that they can use towards a particular type of coverage that they want. The discretionary amount may increase for each completed year of service with the employer. She calls it a 123 Flex Plan. She can set up a plan for a business of 1 or many.

    Cheryl also paints and has donated many paintings to help raise money for charities. She had a draw for 2 Wendel Clark prints that she had painted.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Don Johnson levied 3 or 4 fines.

    Hidden Hand

    Keith Moen fined 3 members.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Pete Thompson

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2008-03-26 (7:22 a.m.)


    February 27 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Susan Brooks gave invoices to members for our $300.00 annual dues plus $15 GST.

    Social Announcements

    Sharon Kaendo circulated a sign-up sheet for the club social on Saturday March 8 2008 at the Saskatoon Golf & Country Club. Tickets are $40 per person for a member and first guest. 2nd and 3rd guests (the max) are $45 each. In addition to the supper and social, Sharon has arranged entertainment for the evening.

    General Announcements

    Infomercials by club members.

    Speaker | Rick Wrubleski | Mister Print

    Rick has been involved in the printing business since around 1971. Shortly after graduating from high school, he began working for Federated Co-op. He started in their mail room and eventually migrated to their printing department. He later moved to Consolidated Graphics and worked there for 10 years, first on binding and then on sales. His next move was to Mister Print. He started as a customer service representative. The business was started by Wes and Will Boldt. In 1977 they were bought out by Print West. They have 3 locations ... Print West in Regina and on Millar Ave in Saskatoon, plus the Mister Print location on 8th Street East. Mister Print can produce quality printed products due to their high end digital printing equipment. Rick says that high volume print jobs are not as common as before. Customers can order quantities that they need and re-order as supplies run low, eliminating the storage problems associated with large bulk orders and giving customers more flexibility if something needs to be changed. Last year they became FSE certified which means that they handle material in a more environmentally sensitive matter.

    Rick had a draw for 2 Boston Pizza certificates plus some cookbooks. Thanks Rick!

    Sergeant at Arms

    Jack Rudolph filled in for Don Johnson who was away.

    Hidden Hand

    Sue Brooks - only 1 person missed shaking her hand.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Victor Boryski

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    (7:22 a.m.)


    February 13 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Greg White, Vice-President reviewed the club financial statements and 2008 budget with us. The club is in a good financial position. We had a higher than usual net income last year largely due to some existing members who had paid up their membership and then did not attend meetings and consume meals.

    We have approximately $14,000.00 in the bank. This will help for some time in the future when finances are not as rosy. It is considered normal for a non-profit corporation to have approximately 1 year's worth of expenses in savings. Our annual expenses are currently between $15-16,000.00.

    Sue Brooks, Treasurer will be sending 2008 invoices out to members later this month. The membership fee will remain again at $315.00 plus GST.

    Keith Moen, President, talked about new memberships. For the present time the club will waive the breakfast fee for a member bringing a prospective new member or visiting VIP to breakfast. Keith also spoke of increasing the networking aspect of our club. Attendance has not been enforced sufficiently in the past and should be in the future. If 3 meetings are missed in row or 25% of meetings are missed in a 6 month period, a person's membership is in jeopardy and must be reviewed by the executive.

    Darren McDonald, Membership, passed out copies of the club survey so that those who did not complete it online could do so today.

    Greg White also had draft informational pamphlets on each table that will be refined for club use.

    Social Announcements

    Sharon Kaendo announced a Club Supper & Social to take place Saturday March 8 2008 at the Saskatoon Golf & Country Club. Tickets are $40 per person for a member and first guest. 2nd and 3rd guests (the max) are $45 each. In addition to the supper and social, the club will be putting together some form of entertainment for the evening.

    General Announcements

    Infomercials

    Speaker | Financial Review & Other Matters | Greg White, Sue Brooks & Keith Moen

    Please see the above executive announcements. This was the topic for today's presentation.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Don Johnson. Travel fines to those who have been away recently and late arrival fines.

    Hidden Hand

    Nicola Lawson probably achieved a club record in fining people who forgot to shake her hand.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Rick Wrubleski

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    (7:22 a.m.)


    January 23 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Dale Grant announced he will be leaving CHIP Hotels, the Radisson and thus the 722 Club on February 1 2008 to manage the Sheraton Cavalier. We will all miss him.

    Jack Rudolph is looking for speakers beginning with our 2nd meeting in February.

    Darren McDonald reminds us to call in or email him if you can't attend a meeting. Our bylaws provide that if you miss 3 consecutive meetings without calling in or if you miss 25% of the meetings in a year, the board must convene to review and terminate membership. There is a link on the home page of our website to send a message if you can't make it in for a meeting.

    Curt Stuckel is no longer with the club.

    Social Announcements

    Heather Whyte reminds that people attending our curling event on Thursday evening (Jan 24) should meet at Aromas at 6:30 Thursday to pick up their tickets. If you can't make it then, contact Heather or Giselle.

    General Announcements

    None

    Speaker | Brenda Brown | Human Resources & Development Canada

    Brenda works with HRDC in the area of CPP and OAS. She provided us with a summary of benefits available under both pension plans. CPP was established in 1966. Contributions are based on a percentage of a person's income (approximately 4.5% plus a similar employer's contribution). The percentage applies to a maximum income of $44,900 presently. Any excess income is not subject to the deduction. Benefits are also paid based on the amount of contributions made over the years. This year, the maximum pension amount available is $884 but the average paid out is $475 because people may not have worked as many years or their income was less than the above maximum.

    A person can apply for early CPP at age 60 but the benefit will be a reduced amount. If you start early, your entitlement is set so it will not increase when you reach 65. In order to begin early, you must either cease working completely or substantially cease working. You must have no more than $884 earnings for at least 2 months when you apply. After that, your income can go back up again. You can call in to HRDC for a free estimate of what your earnings would be if you are curious whether it is worth it to you to apply for early benefits or to determine what your entitlements are to date.

    Disability benefits are available for long term disabilities. The maximum payment available is $1,077 per month.

    CPP pays death benefits. The maximum death benefit payable to an estate is $2,500. There is no time limit to apply so if a personal representative for the estate has forgotten to apply they can still do so. Surviving spouses and dependent children may also be eligible for a survivor's benefit in certain cases. It all depends on how long and how much the deceased paid into the plan, the age and disability of the spouse, etc. The maximum is close to $500. HRDC includes common law spouses of 1 year and same sex spouses. The maximum benefit to surviving dependent children is $288 per month per child.

    Applications for CPP must be made. They are not automatic.

    Old Age Security (OAS) entitlement does not require a person to have paid into the plan. If you have been in Canada for 40 years when you become entitled at age 65, you will receive a pension of $502 per month. If you have been in Canada for less than 40 years, the amount will be reduced by formula. Additional supplements are available for low incomes.

    CPP can be split on divorce or separation.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Don Johnson fined Dale for his last meeting with the club and he also fined non-curling enthusiasts.

    Hidden Hand

    Brenda Thomsen

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Rick Wrubleski. Unfortunately Rick only won $8.

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2008-02-13 (7:22 a.m.)


    January 09 2008

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Due to Jeff Sharpe's busy curling schedule, Greg White will assume the position of Vice-President and Jack Rudolph will be Secretary of the Breakfast Club.

    Jack Rudolph is looking for speakers beginning after our first meeting in February.

    There will be an executive meeting at Aroma's at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday January 16 2008.

    Social Announcements

    Watch for email announcements coming up soon. A possible social is being planned for Thursday January 24 2008.

    General Announcements

    The meeting today started off by having everyone introduce the person to their right. It's a great incentive to learn member names and where they are from.

    Various infomercials by members.

    Speaker | Jeff Sharpe | Colony Coffee And Tea Services

    Jeff grew up in Yorkton. He obtained his marketing degree at the University of Saskatchewan. After graduating, he started working with the Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. A relative of his is the owner of Colony Coffee in Regina (Northgate Mall in Regina for 28 years) and was interested in expanding so Jeff helped him open their Saskatoon office. They now have offices in Regina, Saskatoon and Moose Jaw.

    Colony Coffee supplies coffee to restaurants, coffee houses and various business offices. They sell bulk and proportion packed coffees, teas and other beverages. They also do service work for coffee machines and espresso machines at restaurants. They have the maintenance contract for Starbucks in Saskatchewan. They try to stay away from lower end coffees. The taste trend these days is for higher end coffees. They sell only Arabica coffees ... not the cheaper Robusta. Arabica has a bigger bean, grows higher on the mountain, is less bitter and has less caffeine.

    Jeff is participating in the Grand Slam of Curling in Saskatoon on January 23 2008 at Credit Union Place. There are 4 Grand Slam Tournaments per year. To qualify to enter, a team must rank in the top 18 in world rankings. For more information visit www.worldcurlingtour.com.

    Jeff curls with Pat Simmons of Moose Jaw. They usually rank around 5th - 7th place in Canada.

    Jeff ended by giving out coffee and tea samples to everyone. You can visit their website at www.colonycoffee.com. Thanks Jeff and good luck in your upcoming tournament!

    Sergeant at Arms

    Don Johnson fined a number of people.

    Hidden Hand

    None

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Len Romanski

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2008-01-23 (7:22 a.m.)


    December 19 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Several awards were given today including (I didn't take notes so if someone can help correct or complete this, I'd really appreciate it. Just send an email to Rick Carlson):
    • Best Attendance: Don Johson
    • Best Club Supporter/Patronage: Rodney Spork
    • Member of the Year: Rick Carlson
    Although this did not take place at the meeting, Jeff Sharpe of Colony Coffee has made it known that he will be too busy travelling for curling and thus unable to carry out the job of Vice-President for the club next year. By consensus of the executive, Greg White will take his place. Greg has graciously accepted.

    Social Announcements

    None

    General Announcements

    None

    Speaker | Rick Carlson | Cuelenaere Kendall

    This year's Christmas charity for the club is Rick & Trang Carlson's Vietnam Project. Rick and Trang travel to visit her family in Vietnam every year or two. Prior to leaving for their trip, they raise money which has in the past been used to provide food and other benefits for an orphange at Nha Trang City, disadvantaged seniors living in a compound at the orphanage, and also for ethnic minority people who live in the rural areas of Vietnam. Rick had a slide show so that people could see what has been done in the past. This year, Trang will be going there again but Rick will stay in Saskatoon with his son. Trang will take the funds raised by the club and use it for similar purposes and to purchase bicycles to enable ethnic minority children attend school. Because schools are a great distance away, they can only attend if they have a bicycle. Rick will provide a report at a later meeting after Trang returns.

    The club was pleased to announce that including a contribution by the club, a total of approximately $1,800.00 was raised at the luncheon. Rick and Trang wish to thank all members of the club for their kind generosity.

    For more information about Rick & Trang's project, follow this link: click here

    Sergeant at Arms

    No fines today.

    Hidden Hand

    None

    Pot of Gold Winner

    None

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2008-01-09 (7:22 a.m.)


    December 12 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Today was the 2nd reading for admitting Mike Jenkins as a member of the club.

    Social Announcements

    Heather Whyte asked people to confirm by Friday December 14th if they are attending our Christmas noon luncheon on Wednesday December 19 2007. Remember to bring something for the gift exchange. The Renaissance Hotel will have free parking for people attending the luncheon.

    General Announcements

    Dale Grant of CHIP Hotels says that they have partnered with the Red Cross. They have reduced their room rates and in addition, $10.00 of each room they book over the next while goes to charity.

    Speaker | Tom Kishchuk | Hitachi Canadian Industries Ltd.

    Tom is the first Canadian born president of Hitachi Canadian Industries Ltd. He is a graduate of Walter Murray Collegiate in Saskatoon.

    Hitachi is in the business of building custom heavy industrial equipment used for power generation. They started business in Saskatoon in 1988 with only 25 employees. Now they have annual sales of about $45 million dollars and 300 employees. The payroll is $18 million dollars. 50% of the electricity used in Saskatchewan is generated via Hitachi turbines. Hitachi builds, among other things:

    • custom fabrication of pressure vessels
    • towers for wind turbines up to 80 metres tall. They can manufacture about 2.5 towers per week for use in Canada and the USA.
    • gas turbine casings
    • after sales service of steam turbines
    90% of goods and services by Hitachi are exported outside of Saskatchewan.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Dwight Buchholz had no fines today. Instead, he asked for donations to the Tree of Plenty charity.

    Hidden Hand

    None today

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Rick Wrubleski

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2007-12-19 (7:22 a.m.)


    November 28 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Today was the first reading to admit Mike Jenkins of Candle Lake Golf Course as a member. Most of you will remember Mike when he was a member of our club as a part of the Saskatoon Blades Hockey Club. Welcome back, Mike!

    Social Announcements

    Thanks to Giselle Howard of SaskTel for arranging the recent Blades hockey night out.

    Heather Whyte of Paramount Day Spa & Salon will be providing more details by the next meeting regarding our Christmas Lunch on December 19th. Please consider bringing a spouse or guest with you. Ticket prices haven't been set yet but you should contact her by Wednesday December 12, our next meeting date, if you want to reserve.

    General Announcements

    Infomercials by members.

    Speaker | Don Klassen | Crestview Auto

    Don was raised in Saskatoon and graduated from Mount Royal High School. He has been married for 27 years and has 2 sons. One is finished school and working. The other is in grade 12. Ever since high school, Don's passion has been cars. His wife is interested in horses and Don is gradually getting more involved with them also.

    Don joined the 722 Breakfast Club in 2001. In 1984 he purchased an existing auto repair business. He was a franchisee for a number of years and around the year 2000 he decided to let his franchise agreement expire. He found a new place of business and carried on as Crestview Auto. His philosophy is to assist a customer to perform reqular and thorough maintenance on their vehicles so they can stay in top condition and do not become a problem.

    Don says that if you keep a vehicle and follow good maintenance practices for 15 years, you can save around $30,000.00 or more, depending on the make of the vehicle, as compared to the cost of trading your vehicle in for a new model every 5 years.

    After high school Don became a journeyman auto mechanic. He later upgraded his standing to Master Technician and has to get recertified every 5 years to ensure he stays on top of things. He says there is no mandatory followup over the years with a journeyman designation but there is if you want to be a Master Technician. Don is also proud of the skills of the employees who work with him.

    Don says that his shop invests heavily in technical and electronic equipment so they are just as capable of performing regular maintenance and repairs on your vehicle as an auto dealership. They have a website which he says is still a work in progress. If you have your vehicle serviced through them, they will give you an access code where you can view your vehicle's maintenance and repair record via the internet. Don gave 4 vehicle first aid safety kits away at the end of his presentation.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Jack Rudolph

    Hidden Hand

    None

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Jack Rudolph

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2007-12-12 (7:22 a.m.)


    November 14 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Today was our annual election for Executive Members. The results were as follows:
    • President - Keith Moen
    • Vice-President - Jeff Sharpe
    • Membership - Darren McDonald
    • Treasurer - Susan Brooks
    • Assistant Membership - Giselle Howard
    • Social - Heather Whyte
    • Assistant Social - Sharon Kaendo
    • Assistant Social - Brenda Thomsen
    • Assistant Social - Quinn Magnuson
    • Golf - John Ross
    • Assistant Golf - Ken Suchan
    • Sargeant at Arms - Don Johnson
    • Website - Rick Carlson

    Thanks to all for participating!

    Darren McDonald talked to us about members who have not been participating or have withdrawn from the club. Wayne Floer has resigned. Lindsay Berglof has resigned. Mike Scissons of the Blades has not been attending lately so we will wait to see what his intentions are. A few other names were mentioned but I could not write quickly enough.

    Social Announcements

    Heather Whyte spoke to us about our Christmas Luncheon that will take place December 19th 2007 over the noon hour. We usually start early ... around 11:30 for those that want drinks, so mark some generous time off for this. Remember to invite your spouse or significant other. Heather will give more information later. The speaker will be Rick Carlson. He will talk about the project he and his wife, Trang work on in Vietnam. Our Christmas donation will go there this year.

    Giselle Howard reminded us to bring a food item for the Food Bank to the Christmas Lunch.

    General Announcements

    Jack Rudolph says that the Squire Shop and Mansize Menswear is having a ladies day from 9-9 on Thursday November 15th. Any women shopping for men are welcome. There will be a draw for a ticket to the Michael Buble concert in January 2008.

    Sharon Kaendo is having an open house at Leisure Travel 2000 on December 5 2007. Come and take a look at her new office space.

    Heather Whyte of Paramount Day Spa & Salon will be hosting a Chocolate Dipped Open House on Saturday November 17th. Heather will be sending an email with more information.

    Nicola Lawson of PicNiks is doing a cooking show on Friday November 16 with CFQC.

    Brenda Thomsen of Harvest Brewing has opened a new location in Regina (the old location suffered a fire) at 1314 Broad Street.

    Quinn Magnuson of 1-800-Got Junk is having a 722 event with his business. If you are a 722 member booking with them before December 7 for work to be done before Christmas, you will receive a 22% discount.

    Speaker | None Due to Elections

    No speaker today because of Elections

    Sergeant at Arms

    Lyle Bauer let everyone off the hook for good behaviour.

    Hidden Hand

    None

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Philip Reiber

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2006-11-28 (7:22 a.m.)


    October 24 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    No guests are permitted at our next meeting because of elections for a new Executive.

    There has been a problem that some members have not been attending morning meetings regularly as required by our bylaws. Please remember that continued membership requires attendance. This problem is being addressed by the membership committee.

    Social Announcements

    Heather Whyte says that all the SaskTel Blades tickets are gone but if you have some and are unable to attend, please don't give them away to anyone. Contact Heather so they can be distributed to people first on the waiting list.

    Our Christmas Lunch will be on December 19 2007. There won't be a meeting on the last Wednesday of that month. Our 2 December meetings will be December 12 (morning) and December 19 (noon).

    General Announcements

    Greg White mentioned that this business, McFaull Consulting has a new website at http://www.mcfaull.com.

    Len Romanski also mentioned that Fosters Shoes has a website at http://www.fostersshoes.com. Remember there are 2 "s"' run together in their URL.

    Infomercials by Milt and Greg.

    Speaker | Nicola Lawson | PickNic's Restaurant

    To start her presentation in a different way, Nicola offered 8 prizes for the answers to 8 questions about herself and her business.

    Nicola is a journeyman pastry chef. She started her business in the basement of CIBC and is now located at 212 - 22nd St East in Saskatoon for the last 3 years. She participates in Taste of Saskatchewan every summer. She has 7or 8 staff members. She still does wedding cakes, catering and of course has her restaurant. She primarily handles the lunch hour business. Her catering is mostly for corporate clients but she also does some private weddings. They do 6-8 catering events each day. In the summer, she does 3-5 wedding cakes each weekend.

    Nicola prides herself on making food with proper ingredients ... not shortcuts.

    Nicola has been with the 722 Breakfast Club for 3 years. She also belongs to the Sask Women's Network.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Fines by Dwight Buchholz

    Hidden Hand

    None

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Len Romanski

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2007-11-14 (7:22 a.m.)


    October 10 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Archie Balon has resigned from the club because of time commitments.

    Social Announcements

    None

    General Announcements

    Milt Taylor of Imagery reminded us that fall is one of the best times to take an outdoor portrait or group photograph. Book with him before the weather changes.

    Heather Whyte of Paramount Day Spa & Salon announced to members that Global TV will be airing one of their makeovers during the news broadcast starting at 10:00 pm on Thursday evening.

    Speaker | 30 Second Introductions by All Club Members

    Instead of the usual speaker presentation, Greg White had everyone stand up one at a time and make a quick introduction, description of their business and indicate who an ideal referral would be for them. It was a great exercise in promoting ourselves.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Several fines by Dwight Buchholz

    Hidden Hand

    Cheryl Tuck-Talon

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Jeff Sharpe

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2007-10-24 (7:22 a.m.)


    September 26 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    We had no key today for our "magician's box" containing our name tags. I guess we should have a 2nd key made! This made it a good time to have members introduce the person to their left instead of introducing ourselves at the beginning of the meeting. We also had no Tips & Lead sheets for the meeting. Remember to include them next time 2 weeks from now.

    Social Announcements

    None

    General Announcements

    Dwight Buchholz of TD Canada Trust is moving from the Primrose Drive branch of the TD Bank to manage their 8th Street Branch.

    Speaker | Sheila Reiber | Pennco Portable Signs

    Sheila and Phillip Reiber are the owners of Pennco Portable Signs. They are located at 410B Lauriston Street, Saskatoon. Telephone: 931-4894.

    Sheila and Phillip have 3 children. Their business is portable sign rentals and sales. They have 3 product styles of portable signs which includes flourescent lettering as well as signs with standard lettering.

    Sheila mentioned that businesses are usually not allowed to place their signs too close to the street because the first 15 feet of frontage or more is typically city property. This goes up to 45 feet in some industrial areas. Their lead time to have a sign ready is one week if graphics have been prepared in advance.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Dwight Buchholz levied several fines.

    Hidden Hand

    Heather Whyte was the hidden hand.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Shoshauna of LogoMotion Promotional Products.

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2007-10-10 (7:22 a.m.)


    September 12 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    None

    Social Announcements

    Milt reminded people of our fall Golf Tournament at the Willows starting 1:30 on Friday afternoon, September 14 2007. The fee is $90.00 and it includes the round of golf, cart and steak supper. Prizes donated by members will be given out in a "Chinese auction" fashion.

    General Announcements

    Various info-mercials from members including:
    • Heather Whyte - Paramount Day Spa and Global TV are working on a joint project. They are looking for someone to be a makeover candidate. The process will be filmed and aired on television at a later date. Women 19 or older are eligible for entry or nomination.
    • Len Romanski - Foster Shoes reminds people that this week they are promoting "foot care week".
    • Darren McDonald - Saskatoon Homepage told us that combining radio and internet advertising is the most effective method and that's exactly what they do.
    • Cheryl Tuck Talon - T2 Solutions is promoting their 123 Flex Program that can provide health and disabilty coverage for small businesses including those of only one person.

    Speaker | Speaker - Jana Ellis | Bill's House of Flowers

    Jana brought one of her employees, Barb, to help with this morning's presentation. Jana's father started Bill's House of Flowers and ran it until he passed away in 1999. Jana's mother took over the business for a short while but ended up selling it to Jana a few months later. Jana has been the owner of the business since then. Their store, which is located on Broadway Avenue, will be undergoing renovations shortly.

    Bill's House of Flowers specializes in flowers, of course, but they also sell chocolates and gift balloons.

    Jana actually has 2 degrees which she was planning to pursue until she got caught up in the flower business. She has a degree in Kinesiology and Education. I for one didn't know exactly what kinesiology is so I looked it up. Here's one definition stolen from the web: "The scientific study of man's movement and the movements of implements or equipment that he might use in exercise, sport or other forms of physical activity."

    Jana's suppliers are mainly from Vancouver but she is also trying out some US suppliers as well. She talked about longevity of flowers. She says that they should last at least 7 days. Good roses should last 7-10 days. If they don't she encourages you to speak to the shop wherever they came from. Her policy is to always replace them if they have not lasted as they should. She also talked about arranging for delivery of flowers in other cities. She suggests calling a florist in the other city directly instead of using order taking companies over the internet. They keep 30% or more of the price leaving the florist with an insufficient amount to fill the order. As a result, your intended receiver of the flowers will not get the arrangement expected since the florist is being shorted on the money they need to fill the order properly.

    Jana and Barb held a draw at the end of their presentation to give away 4 bouquets of flowers.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Several fines as usual.

    Hidden Hand

    Rick Carlson was the hidden hand.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Sorry .. I forgot. Probably someone undeserving

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2007-09-26 (7:22 a.m.)


    August 22 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Greg White is looking for speakers ... including next week.

    Social Announcements

    Lyle Bauer announced our fall Golf Tournament at the Willows starting 1:30 on Friday afternoon, September 14 2007. The fee is $90.00 and it includes the round of golf, cart and steak supper. Please sign up and participate if you can.

    General Announcements

    Various infomercials from members including:
    • Jack Rudolph says they are looking for sales staff.
    • Cheryl Tuck Talon says have a new benefits package for small offices ... even offices of one.
    • Sharon Kaendo says they have lots of vacation packages to warm destinations.

    Speaker | Dennis Bellany | Healthy Choices

    Dennis has lived in Saskatoon for 56 years. Before owning Healthy Choices (previously named Bellamy H20) he worked at a Chemical Plant. His wife had cancer and he had kidney stones. They were both told to drink lots of water as a part of their daily routine. However, Dennis didn't like the water until he found something he liked in Airdrie Alberta. It led to him starting Bellamy H2O in 2001.

    Healthy Choices / Bellamy H20 moved their business location 3 times since 2001. Now, they are on 1202B Quebec Avenue, Saskatoon. As it was prohibitively expensive to buy bottles and labels for their water, they decided to buy the necessary equipment and make their own. Dennis' store sells organic foods in their health food section. They also have a dry infrared sauna that runs on lower heat levels and on 110 volt power instead of steam. Customers can purchase multiple sauna session times. Dennis says it has improved his ability to get a good night of sleep.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Jack Rudolph took over in Dwight's absence.

    Hidden Hand

    Ken Suchan was the hidden hand.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Sharon Kaendo

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2007-09-12 (7:22 a.m.)


    June 13 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    None

    Social Announcements

    Our Mystery Location Golf Tour was held on June 13 2007. As everyone found out when we arrived, our destination was the course at Candle Lake managed by none other than our former club member, Mike Jenkins. It was a great time for everyone who attended ... and a decent turnout at that. Thanks to all the organizers for their effort.

    Heather Whyte says July 14 is a possible date for a summer social but nothing has been decided yet. The date may change.

    General Announcements

    Various infomercials from members.

    Speaker | Quinn Magnuson of 1-800-Got-Junk

    Quinn Magnuson of 1-800-Got-Junk started in Vancouver in 1995 and has become a wildly successful franchise. Quinn was previously a teacher at Holy Cross High School. He also played professional football a while for 4 different CFL teams. His wife was working in the photography industry. A short while ago, he and his wife decided to take a chance and get into business for themselves so they started a Saskatoon franchise. Customer service is Quinn's primary goal. They offer their customers time and space ... two things that are difficult for the average person to get these days. They always give an estimate before they start. You don't have to package things and get them ready for pickup. You don't need to wonder if they are casing your home when they come. They carry insurance. Jack asked if they can take hazardous wastes. They cannot because they aren't equipped for that but they can refer you somewhere if you have that need. Quinn says that they have grown 50% over the last year and expect to move from 2 to 3 trucks and 6 to 9 employees by next year.

    Last year 50% of what they picked up was recyclable or donated. Quinn had some giveaways if you successfuly answered trivia questions.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Dwight Buchholz

    Hidden Hand

    Barry Frank

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Lyle Bauer

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2007-06-27 (7:22 a.m.)


    May 09 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Greg White states that he has enough speakers to carry us into the summer break. However, if anyone is interested in speaking to the club after the break, let him know. Mayor Atchison will speak to us next week.

    Social Announcements

    Lyle Bauer reminded people about our Mystery Location Golf Tour on June 13 2007. Tickets are $85.00 each for members and guests. 17 members have signed up to date, plus guests. Please add your name to the list if you are interested. You should forward your payments to Lyle. Don't forget to contribute a prize if you are able.

    General Announcements

    Various infomercials from members.

    Speaker | Jack Rudolph - Squire Shop & Mansize Men's Wear

    Jack is one of our longest standing members of the breakfast club. He moved to Saskatoon when he was 12 years old. He has been married to his wife, Terry for 30 years. He has a son, Mitchell who is an apprentice electrician.

    Jack opened the Squire Shop several decades ago with his business partner, Bob Campbell. They also own the Big 'N Tall Shop and pride themselves on being able to provide a well fitting suit for anyone. They sell almost only Canadian products and prefer to sell well-made quality clothing designed to last.

    Jack says that he wakes up looking forward to going to work and he enjoys working for his faithful customers. As always, Jack is an appreciated member of our breakfast club. Where would we get our morning joke from if not for Jack?

    Sergeant at Arms

    No fines this week as Dwight had to leave early.

    Hidden Hand

    Lyle Burkell fined 4 or 5 people

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Clarence Munchinsky ... wearing his lucky suit.

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2007-05-23 (7:22 a.m.)


    April 25 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    None

    Social Announcements

    Lyle Bauer announced our Mystery Location Golf Tour on June 13 2007. Tickets are $85.00 each for members and guests. This covers the bus ride to the unknown location as well as a round of golf and supper. Please sign up.

    General Announcements

    Infomercials from members

    Speaker | Rick Carlson of Cuelenaere Kendall

    Rick joined the Breakfast Club in approximately 2002. He is married to Trang and has a 12 year old son, Sang. Rick has a Commerce and Law degree from the U of S. He was admitted as a lawyer in 1982. He has been with Cuelenaere Kendall Katzman and Watson since Christmas of 1999 and has been a partner for several years. He has practised various areas of the law over the years but his primary areas are business law, civil litigation, real estate and estates. Cuelenaere Kendall has 16 lawyers, an articling student and 20 other staff members. They are one of the largest real estate and family law firms in the province. Collectively they cover every area of law including criminal law, family law, litigation, business law, wills, estates and real estate. Rick finished up with a slide presentation about how he and his wife have put donations from his firm to use the last several years for ethnic minority people and the elderly in Vietnam.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Dwight Buchholz

    Hidden Hand

    None today but someone will be appointed for the next meeting.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    None

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2007-05-09 (7:22 a.m.)


    April 11 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    None

    Social Announcements

    Lyle Bauer was seeking input on interest from club members in future golfing socials. Watch for upcoming information about our spring mystery location golf tournament.

    General Announcements

    Lyle Bauer was seeking input on interest from club members in future golfing socials. Watch for upcoming information about our spring mystery location golf tournament.

    Speaker | Pete Thompson of Action Office Interiors

    Pete has been in the 722 Breakfast Club 19 years. He will have been married 25 years this July and has 3 children. He has served on the Executive and is a former club president. He has been an owner at Action Office Interiors for 5 years. Action's used office furniture sales at one time constituted a significant portion of their total sales but new sales have grown so much that used sales are now only 10 percent of the total. They also sell less ready to assemble furniture than in the past. That is more for Staples and Office Depot. They mostly sell more substantial solidly built furniture and systems. They are located at 1705 Quebec Avenue by 38th Street. They have 25,000 feet including 10,000 feet of warehouse space.

    Over the last few years, ergonomics have become very important in office chairs. There is no one perfect design. Now people are spending much more money on their office chairs because they sit so much at their computers.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Dwight Buchholz levied several fines.

    Hidden Hand

    None

    Pot of Gold Winner

    None

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2007-04-25 (7:22 a.m.)


    March 28 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Dwight Buchholz levied several fines.

    Social Announcements

    Lyle Bauer will be making an announcement next meeting about an upcoming golf tournament.

    General Announcements

    Dennis Bellamy has moved business locations to 1202B Quebec Ave and is now known as Healthy Choices.

    Speaker | Barry Frank | Hergott Duval

    Barry is a partner at Hergott Duval and has been so for many years. The firm recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. They have between 65 - 70 people in their office. They do everything from personal and small business taxes and accounting to work for large corporations. They specialize in the field of taxes. For more information about Barry and his firm, visit their website at www.hdsp.ca.

    Barry had a draw for a number of prizes.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Dwight Buchholz levied several fines.

    Hidden Hand

    Our hidden hand was well hidden because she didn't make it.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Sue Brooks

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2007-04-11 (7:22 a.m.)


    March 14 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    none

    Social Announcements

    none

    General Announcements

    Dennis Bellamy is relocating to new space on 33rd Street near Quebec Avenue.

    Jeff Sharp had a great showing at the Canadian Brier.

    Speaker | Tom McClocklin Jr. - Colliers McClocklin

    Tom McClocklin Jr. with the help of Ken Suchan and Kevin Johnson, all from Colliers McClocklin, gave today's presentation. Colliers is a North American company. They are a research oriented commercial real estate firm.

    There has abeen a noticeable change in real estate prices in Saskatoon over the last 18 months. Average housing prices have risen from $145,000.00 to more than $190,000.00 and continue to rise. Now, a 1400 square foot home costs about $350,000.00. The same home in Calgary would cost around $650,000.00.

    Colliers tracks 412.5 million square feet of commercial space in Canada. There is a 7.7% vacancy rate in general which is down from over 10% in 2005. In Saskatoon, there was a 26% vacancy rate in 1996 and now it is below 8%. As a result, office rents have gone up. However, we are still below the national rental rates. Calgary has 0.25% vacancy. Many buildings in Saskatoon are now completely full which is very different from a few years ago. A large part of the recent increase in demand here is due to resource related companies and firms that service their industry.

    Eastern Canada has seen higher vacancy rates than in the West for industrial properties. Retail space vacancy rates are also very low. New retail developments such as Stonegate in South Saskatoon are almost fully leased even before they are complete. However, most new construction is still taking place in Calgary and Toronto.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Clint Thomas fined all the former Sargents who had fined him over the years.

    Hidden Hand

    None

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Keith Moen

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2007-03-28 (7:22 a.m.)


    February 28 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Sue Brooks is now the new treasurer?

    Social Announcements

    Lyle Bauer handed out a questionnaire regarding the mystery golf tournament etc. Please complete and return it to Lyle.

    General Announcements

    Len Romanski let us know that Rick Wrubleski was involved in a snowmobile accident. He is in the University hospital in serious condition. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to Rick and his family. We will send flowers.

    Jack opened up the meeting with a Joke.

    Cheryl Tuck-Tallon introduced a new prospective member, Quinn Magnusson from 1-800-Got Junk.

    Speaker | Archie Balon | Realty Executives

    Archie is married for 32 years. He has 2 children. One is a teacher and the other is in 3rd year at the U of S. Archie joined Realty Executives in 1998. He is also the director of education for the Real Estate Board so he gets to train all the new agents.

    The present market in Saskatoon is very active. There are more sales recently but not a lot of MLS listings as homes are selling in competition. The average sale prices are rising in the $100,000.00 ?

    Sergeant at Arms

    Dwight as Sergeant did not fine anyone!

    Hidden Hand

    No Hidden Hand today. Lyle Burkell will get someone for next meeting.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Cheryl Tuck Tallon

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2007-03-14 (7:22 a.m.)


    February 14 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Brenda Thomsen discussed the executive meeting where we suggested that executive members should not be excluded from being awarded Member of the Year award ?

    Social Announcements

    Milt Taylor spoke about the mystery golf tournament and determined that later in June is still the most preferred dates.

    Keith Moen discussed the social event recently at the Radisson encouraging members to make a better effort to get out and socialize with other club membership. These events allow you to promote your own business and learn how to refer others.

    General Announcements

    A guest and prospective member was Quinn Magnusson from 1-800 GOT JUNK. He seems interested in joining the club!

    Nicola announced her Gourmet Dinner for Two in a Basket option is available to the weekend.

    Milton Taylor made reference to his car being for sale.

    Dale Grant of the Radisson invited us to call if we need reservations for Aroma's ... very popular ?

    Speaker | Heather Whyte - Paramount Day Spa

    Our Speaker was Heather Whyte of Paramount Day Spa and Salon. Heather entertained us and provided some great information about the services delivered through the salon. I was surprised to learn the firm has been in existence for over 55 years ?

    Sergeant at Arms

    Our Sergeant was Greg who fined way too many members all because Dwight told him to!

    Hidden Hand

    None today

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Not recorded.

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2007-02-28 (7:22 a.m.)


    January 24 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Mike Jenkins has accepted a new position at the Candle Lake Golf Resort. As a result, his replacement from the Blades will be Mike Scissons. We're sorry to see you go Mike. You've been a great member and contributor to the club. Welcome Mike Scissons! We look forward to getting to know you.

    Social Announcements

    There are no specific events planned yet as we have a new executive. After the meeting, the executive informally suggested people get together at Aromas Restaurant in the Radisson at 5:30 p.m. on Friday February 2nd 2007. Please consider coming.

    General Announcements

    Milton Taylor mentioned that we had a smaller turnout for our last meeting because of the blizzard but there was no shortage of laughter and comaraderie. We are the 2nd longest standing breakfast club in town, second only to the Eusadians and they have 50 years on us. Milt announced a Ken Burkell memorial golf tournament will be held on May 15th at Holiday Park Golf Course. This is not a club event. However, Ken, Lyle's brother, was a former club member. See Milt for more information.

    Speaker | Roast for Mike Jenkins

    Milt Taylor introduced speakers for a goodbye roast for Mike Jenkins of the Saskatoon Blades. He is leaving our club shortly for a new career at the Candle Lake Golf Resort. Jack Broadsky, general manager of the Blades started out talking about Mike talking about Mike and his exploits at work ovr the last 6 years. Next, veteran play-by-play broadcaster Les Lazaruk from Hot 93 Radio station spoke and thanked Mike for all of his hard work and support the last 6 years. The roast finished off with comments from Cheryl Tuck-Talon and a welcome to our new club member, Mike Scissons who is taking over the Blades marketing position. Mike and Mike cheerfully tolerated Cheryl dressing them up in some funky old and new Blades outfits and memorabilia. Thanks for a well done job, Mike and welcome to Mike Scissons.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Dwight fined various people, including a sunburn fine to Greg White who apparently just returned from 13 rounds of intensive golf at Palm Springs.

    Hidden Hand

    None today

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Not recorded

    Other Business

    Next meeting February 14 2007: Valentine Day. Don't forget to order flowers from Jana.

    Next Meeting

    2007-02-14 (7:22 a.m.)


    January 10 2007

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Sorry. I couldn't make it to this meeting. Blame it on the worst blizzard in Saskatchewan in 50 years. If anyone has any notes or recollection of the meeting, please send it to Rick Carlson. Thanks!

    Social Announcements

    not recorded

    General Announcements

    not recorded

    Speaker | Greg White

    not recorded

    Sergeant at Arms

    not recorded

    Hidden Hand

    not recorded

    Pot of Gold Winner

    not recorded

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2007-01-24 (7:22 a.m.)


    December 20 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    This was our annual Christmas noon hour function. Club awards were announced as follows: Perfect Attendance Awards were given to Darren McDonald, who ironically was absent ... and also to Clarence Munchinsky
    • Tips and Leads Award: Rodney Spork
    • Member of the Year: Ken Suchan
    • President's Award: Clarence Munchinsky
    • Flowers to Shirley and Flo .. our friendly hotel staff each meeting

    Social Announcements

    Events for 2007 are in the planning stages by our new social committee.

    General Announcements

    Money raised today was donated to the CJWW Denny Carr Secret Santa fund.

    Speaker | Steven Shannon - CJWW

    Steve Shannon came to speak to us about the CJWW Denny Carr Secret Santa program. Steve also spoke to us about the Saskatoon Blades Hockey Club and encouraged us to support the Blades. He has been in the radio business for 31 years now. 22 or 23 years ago, the Salvation Army was looking for help. They delivered Christmas packages to families in need. Denny Carr came up with the idea to help gather and give much needed toys for children. That is how the program got its start. Denny passed away in 1999 but the cause continues on. Part of its support comes from Saskatoon firefighters who have helped raise money for more than 20 years. Last year they raised more than $20,000.00.

    Steve finished off with a great Jean Cretien impression.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Not recorded

    Hidden Hand

    Not done today

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Not done today

    Other Business

    none

    Next Meeting

    2007-01-10 (7:22 a.m.)


    December 13 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    None

    Social Announcements

    Don't forget that our Annual Christmas Luncheon will be on Wednesday December 20th at the Radisson Hotel over the lunch hour. That means we won't have a morning meeting on December 27. Additional information will be provided by Mike Jenkins in the coming days.

    General Announcements

    None

    Speaker | Gordon Moker | Safe Saskatchewan

    Gordon Joined the Workers' Compensation Board in 1989. Prior to that he was the president of Moker Farm Products and before that he worked for Continental Bank of Canada. Not long ago he became involved with the Workers' Compensation Board. Safe Saskatchewan is currently conducting a survey to test the safety skills of Saskatchewan residents. They want to promote the philosophy that people can be responsible for their own personal safety at work and elsewhere. Companies and communities need to invest in injury prevention. Injuries cost us approximately 13 billion dollars each year in Canada. Most are preventable. One billion of that total cost is incurred in Saskatchewan. The costs of maintaining a quadrapelegic individual is around 4-7 million dollars over the course of their remaining life expectancy.

    A person is four times more likely to be injured after work rather that at work. We are five times more likely to die from an injury after work rather than during. We are all likely to suffer injury over the next five years. There are 158,000 unintentional injuries in Saskatchewan each year. The Saskatchewan rate of injury is the highest in Canada. All of this adds to the mounting costs of health care in Saskatchewan.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Not recorded

    Hidden Hand

    None

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Not recorded

    Christmas Luncheon

    Noon Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday December 20 2006.

    Next Meeting

    2006-12-20 (7:22 a.m.)


    November 22 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Our club elections were held today although positions went by acclamation. Brenda Thomsen sought additional nominations from the floor and then declared the following positions to be in effect as of January 1 2007. Congratulations and thanks to all who offered their time and thanks to Brenda for an efficiently run election .. the quickest ever:
    • Keith Moen - Vice President
    • Sue Brooks - Treasurer
    • Greg White - Secretary
    • Rick Carlson - Website and Newsletter
    • Nicola Lawson (chair) & Darren McDonald (assistant)- Membership
    • Ian Mercer, Lindsay Berglof & Heather Whyte - Social (chair to be selected amongst themselves)
    • Milton Taylor, Clint Thomas & Lyle Bauer - Golf
    • Dwight Buchholz - Sergeant at Arms

    Brenda Thomsen also reminded members that December 1 2006 is the deadline for receipt of nominations for "Member of the Year".

    Social Announcements

    Don't forget that our Annual Christmas Luncheon will be on Wednesday December 20th at the Radisson Hotel over the lunch hour. That means we won't have a morning meeting on December 27. Additional information will be provided by Mike Jenkins in the coming days.

    General Announcements

    Infomercials by various members in the club.

    Milt Taylor complimented Brenda | Harvest Brewing's wine recent tasting evening. We also heard good words from Brenda about Vic Boryski's attention to detail in supplying food to her recent function.

    Speaker | None today Due to Elections

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    Sergeant at Arms

    Lyle Bauer fined Dale Grant, Jack Rudolph, Milt Taylor, Bryan Cornforth, Jeff Sharp & Dwight Buchholz.

    Hidden Hand

    None today

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Brian Dmytriw - AC Flooring

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2006-12-13 (7:22 a.m.)


    November 08 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    The Club executive positions are up for election on November 22nd. Please consider running for a position.

    Social Announcements

    Milton Taylor proclaimed that our Fall Gala at the Willows was a success. Mike Jenkins says that a December function will be announced soon.

    General Announcements

    Infomercials by various members in the club including Heather Whyte.

    Jack Rudolph announced that Monday, November 13 is Ladies Night at their store. Women are invited to do advance Christmas shopping for their men.

    Brenda Thomsen announced an upcoming wine tasting event at Harvest Brewing.

    Speaker | Ken Howland Persephone Theatre

    Ken started out by discussing the state of their building. Persephone started as a community theatre company in 1974. They have just under 300 seats in the existing theatre facility. They have over 30,000 people attending there each year. There is clearly a need for a new building and that will be happening soon.

    Persephone is planning an 11 million dollar new facility at the River Landing development. It will be a multi-use facility. They have only 3.5 million dollars left to raise. They hope to begin construction before the end of 2006. The work will be done by Wright Construction.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Lyle Bauer

    Hidden Hand

    Clint Thomas didn't give any fines. He took pity on the late arrivers who couldn't shake hands because of the slow roads this morning (lots of ice).

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Len Romanski ... the guy with the muscrat hat.

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2006-11-22 (7:22 a.m.)


    October 11 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    The Club executive positions are up for election again in November. Please consider running for a position.

    Social Announcements

    Mike Jenkins spoke about our upcoming Fall Gala and Comedy Night at the Willows Golf & Country Club on October 27 2006. Please look at our social page on this website for further information.

    General Announcements

    Infomercials by various members in the club.

    Speaker | Bev Dubois | City Councillor

    Bev Dubois is our City councillor for Ward 10 which covers the Sutherland and Erindale Arbor Creek areas. By way of introduction, I have copied a portion of Bev's bio from the City of Saskatoon's website. It states: "Councillor Dubois was born and raised in Saskatoon. She attended the University of Saskatchewan and has an extensive business background with Ernst & Young Chartered Accountants, Meewasin Foundation, Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority as well as Cogema Resources."

    Bev along with all other councilors are up for re-election later in October 2006. Bev wanted to tell us about some of the key initiatives that have happened in the city lately. She stated that Phase II to the Riverfront Development is about to begin again. The cranes will soon go up for the new spa hotel there. This develpment also brought in the new Galaxy Theatre on 2nd Avenue and 20th Street.

    Bev is proud that Saskatoon has had much development on both sides of the city in the past year. She is pleased about the new Blairmore and Hampton Village housing areas that are being developed. There will soon be a new library in Pleasant Hill that will open in 2007. There has never been a library in that area before.

    Bev is very concerned about run down and unsafe housing that need to be closed down in the city.

    Bev is also proud of the new soccer centre in the city. It is superior to the facilities found in other Canadian cities. She says that she anticipates an announcement shortly that there will soon be a national soccer team based in this facility.

    Bev feels that crime is the number one issue in the upcoming election. Our police services need to grow and we also are expanding our fire department due to recent city growth. She also acknowleded the recent graffiti problem in the city and especially in Ward 10. She feels it is coming more under control now. Bev also spoke briefly about other city developments such as the College Drive/Circle Drive overpass. She finished her presentation by fielding various questions about various city matters including the new South Bridge that will be built. She confirmed that it will not be running through the Saskatoon Golf & Country Club.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Lyle Bauer did his thing.

    Hidden Hand

    Lindsay Berglof's handshake was only missed by 4 people.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Giselle Howard

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2006-10-25 (7:22 a.m.)


    September 27 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    A third reading was called out for Brian Dmytriw, one of the owners of AC Flooring. Dwight Buchholz announced a drive for new members. All those who introduce someone resulting in a new membership will be entered into a draw for a great prize package.

    Social Announcements

    The weather was not very good so only 4 people, including Dr. Don Johnson came out for the golf tournament. Don says that this is his last year for organizing the event so we will need to call on someone new for next year. In spite of the small turnout, Don says that they had a great time and they closed down the lounge afterwards.

    General Announcements

    Dwight Buccholtz announced that the TD Bank is accepting donations to a Shane Keating Trust Fund to help rebuild infrastructure in Afghanistan.

    Various protional events were announced by club members.

    Speaker | Milton Taylor | Imagery Photography

    Milt Taylor and Clarence Munchinsky are 2 of the original members of our club. They missed the first meeting some 21 or 22 years ago because of other commitments, came to the second and continued on with the club after that.

    Milt brought four large framed examples of his photographic work to show us, including a great photo of Greg White's family.

    Milt's philosophy is that he wants to do his best work possible for every client, regardless of the size or value of the project. He feels that if he focuses on that, things will always work out well for him.

    Milt recently completed his "100 People 100 Reasons" project to recognize community volunteers. He also had some mounted examples of the photos and short stories written about the various volunteers. Our own Dwight Buchholz was one of them. The entire display is presently at City Hall and will be making its way through some city shopping malls shortly.

    Throughout his talk, it was very evident that Milt loves his work and treasures the friendships and acquaintances he makes along the way.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Lyle Bauer was our Sargent at Arms, building up our fine coffers for a future good cause.

    Hidden Hand

    Lyle Burkell absolutely cleaned up on being a very well Hidden Hand today. I guess that's our fault, isn't it.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Rick Carlson

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2006-10-11 (7:22 a.m.)


    September 13 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    A second reading was called out for two proposed new club members ... Archie Balon from Realty Executives and Brian Dmytriw, one of the owners of AC Flooring.

    Social Announcements

    Our golf tournament for the fall is today at the Willows starting at 1:45 p.m. The day has started out with rain and the last while has been like that so it is difficult to predict if the day will be good or not.

    General Announcements

    None

    Speaker | Alan Wallace | Senior Planner with the City of Saskatoon

    Alan says that in all his years he doesn't recall ever seeing the level of activity as we have incurred this year.

    The City's present development plans are based upon the City growing to 400,000 people. 100 years ago 1906 - 1951 our growth was from almost nothing to 50,000 people, to 120,000 around 1968 to over 200,000 now. In the past, growth was based on more births than deaths. However, growth in the last while has been based on migration from other areas of Saskatchewan or Canada. Part of this came as the province moved from being more of an agricultural rural based population to an uban population. If we are going to grow in the future it needs to be through immigration from other countries such as Asia and the Middle East.

    Alan Wallace reviewed various new areas that the city will be developing in the next several years.

    City council has in the last few years been trying to return to balanced growth so that expansion will occur in the west side of the city instead of the east only. That is why many of the new neighbourhoods such as Blairmore and Hampton Village are planned for the west side.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Various Fines from Lyle

    Hidden Hand

    None

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Sorry, due to the long meeting, I had go.

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2006-09-27 (7:22 a.m.)


    August 23 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    None

    Social Announcements

    In spite of several late cancellations, we had a great June golf tournament at Cook Municipal golf course in Prince Albert on June 28th. The club ran up a loss of about $470.00 which was more or less as expected.

    Our golf tournament was for the fall will be at the Willows on Wednesday September 13th 2006 starting at 1:45 p.m. Ask Dr. Don for more information.

    General Announcements

    None

    Speaker | Claude Marcotte | Caleb Management

    Claude came to Saskatchewan several years ago from Ontario. He was first involved with our club with the Radisson Hotel. He has been with Caleb Group for a number of years now. Caleb manages about eight complexes for seniors in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. The are working toward expansion into Ontario. They are also working on a new project in Winnipeg worth about 20 million dollars. Most mornings in their properties involve breakfast followed by exercise programs and recreational activities. The rent paid by residents covers meals, activities, laundry, rides to medical appointments, etc. Unlike a care facility, they do not assess people when the first come in. The seniors with them are more likely to be able to live independently. The average age of residents is 80. The average rent for a studio for one person is $1,400.00 per month to about $3,200.00 per month for a couple. Standards of living for seniors are improving vastly as they now often have more money than the average senior of several years ago.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Various Fines from Lyle

    Hidden Hand

    None

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Sorry I had to leave before I found out.

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2006-09-13 (7:22 a.m.)


    June 28 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Clarence Munchinsky announced that Murray Gould of Family Cleaners has had other commitments conflicting with club attendance. He will step aside and resign if another dry cleaner business wants to join the club.

    Clarence read a letter announcing Ed Herbert's resignation from the club. Ed is more involved with developing new homes now through Keystone Developments and is less active as a residential real estate agent.

    Social Announcements

    Our golf tournament was today. For those who were unable to attend, we went to Cooke Municipal Golf Course in Prince Albert. Thanks to all the club members who donated prizes, to the hotel for free parking underground and to Cherry Agencies for sponsoring a hole in 1 event.

    Mike Jenkins reminded everyone of the upcoming Luau at PickNic's Restaurant on July 26 2006.

    General Announcements

    Jack Rudolph reminded people to attend the 2nd Avenue Sidewalk Sale for three days July 6, 7 and 8 2006.

    Sharon Kaendo announced that she has a tent in the Jazz Festival free stage area promoting trips from Saskatoon to Montego Bay.

    Milton Taylor mentioned he had a K40 Kinsmen function that Boryski's & Picknic's supplied food for. Milt says it was just incredible. There were lots of compliments. Kudos to Vic & Nic..

    SaskTel announced they are now generating their smart touch features for land lines ... call SaskTel for information.

    Speaker | Mark Regier | Prairieland Park

    Prairieland Park is a community based non-profit corporation. Memberships are only $25.

    There are 12 people on the board of diretors. Their annual budget is $18,000,000.00. Their flagship production is the exhibition but they also have many agricultural events as well, divided up amongst the various secors of that industry.

    Horse racing is thriving again at Prairieland Park. They have 30 days of horse racing with usually 10 horses per race.

    They plan for the Emerald Casino to close once the new casino opens at Whitecap.

    The new trade centre building have replaced the older buildings of the past. They have the largest trade facility in the city with over 160,000 square feet in one building. They want to bring in more national and international shows.

    Prairieland Park's website can be found at http://www.saskatoonex.com.

    Sergeant at Arms

    People not going golfing had to pay a buck each.

    Hidden Hand

    None had been appointed so Clarence Munchinsky took on the job himself and only missed Barry Frank.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Jack Rudolph

    722 Club Dollars

    These have not been given out for a while so $40 went to each of Milt Taylor, Jeff Sharpe and Clarence Munchinsky.

    Next Meeting

    2006-09-13 (7:22 a.m.)


    June 14 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    None

    Social Announcements

    Don Johnson reminded us of the upcoming June 28 golf tournament. Bring prizes for the next meeting if you have not done so yet. Dale Grant confirmed that there will be free parking at the hotel while we are golfing.

    General Announcements

    Nicola Lawson made page 69 of \"Flavours\" magazine .. including a few of her recipes.

    Lyle Burkell announced that Saskatoon Funeral Home is sponsoring a special memorial at Woodlawn Cemetery on June 24th for those who have suffered the loss of a young child in the past several years.

    Sharon Kaendo announced some island travel specials.

    Saskatoon Homepage.ca received an award in the maritimes for Best News Website of the Year.

    Speaker | Suzanne Pascal | SaskTel Jazz Festival

    Suzanne is the Sponsorship and Marketing Director of the Sasktel Jazz Festival. Suzanne started her presentation with a thumb snapping rendition of Fever.

    Our Jazz Festival is the only province wide festival in Canada. It started in 1982 as a 3 day festival and has grown to be a week long event. The only Jazz Festival larger than us in Western Canada is Vancouver and we are the 5th largest in Canada.

    One of this year\'s featured artists is Little Richard who rarely tours any more. Four artists are sold out already. Don\'t forget about the free stage.

    SaskTel, TD Canada Trust, Jubilee Ford and Logomotion from our breakfast club are all sponsors of the festival.

    Suzanne had some prize giveaways.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Lyle Bauer had Fine Fever today.

    Hidden Hand

    None

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Randy Shinkel

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2006-06-28 (7:22 a.m.)


    May 24 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    None

    Social Announcements

    Don Johnson encouraged members to sign up for our upcoming golf tournament and to bring prizes to our next meeting. The golf event will take place on Wednesday June 28 2006.

    General Announcements

    Milt Taylor and Sharon Kaendo encouraged members to attend th upcoming Jazz Festival.

    Jack Rudolph invited members to visit his store for Fathers Day gifts.

    Speaker | Murray Sadownick | Saskatoon Willows Golf Course

    Murray is the Manager of the Saskatoon Willows Golf Club. He spoke to us about the ongoing housing development at the Willows. The development surrounding the golf course is owned by Dundee Developments. There are a number of new lots still for sale and there are a number of families who have already moved into their new homes.

    In order to facilitate the development it was necessary to build 5 new holes. Murray mentioned that some people have concerns about placing a home near a hole. However he states that the Willows is setting homes back further than the norm. Canadian building codes or bylaws require that homes are set back further than centres in the USA. Murray feels that the new holes will all be interesting and challenging.

    Single family dwellings in this area are priced at over $700,000.00 but they are built to a standard and with finishings that are much higher than the usual.

    Murray says that the name Xena for one part of their course came from the fact that it is the name of the hometown of the original developer, Reg Schaeffer.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Lyle Bauer made the usual wisecracks and fines.

    Hidden Hand

    Bryan Cornforth levied 4 fines.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Greg White

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2006-06-14 (7:22 a.m.)


    May 10 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Bill Daneluik of Rock 102 FM is leaving the club as he is moving to Edmonton shortly to work with Sun Life. All the best to Bill in his new career.

    Social Announcements

    Don Johnson urged members to set aside the day and register for our upcoming golf mystery location tournament.

    General Announcements

    Dennis Bellamy is hospital recovering from gall bladder surgery. He apparently is doing fine and We wish him well.

    Milt Taylor still has more room for nominations for his 100 Faces of Volunteers from Saskatoon project.

    Dwight Buchholz announced an upcoming function for Junior Achievement. You can contact Dwight for more information. He also warned members about recent fraudulent emails asking people for their login names and passwords for online banking. He confirmed that financial institutions never ask for this information.

    Speaker | Ian Mercer | Bridge City Chem Dry

    Ian joined the 722 Breakfast Club almost 15 years ago. Bridge City Chem Dry specializes in the cleaning of carpet and upholstery ... residential and commercial. He has been in this business for 16 years. "Chem-Dry" first started in California. It is a process that uses much less water han conventional steam cleaning procedures and thus provides the customer with a dryer home or office much sooner.

    Ian recommends that you clean the carpets and upholstery in your house once a year rather than waiting for them to become visibly dirty. He also says that what we often perceive as dirt on floor coverings is actually oil and skin from bare feet.

    Ian has been married for 20 years, the same length of time he has lived in Saskatoon. He has 4 children.

    Vic Boryski won Ian's give-away prize.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Lyle Bauer levied his usual series of fines.

    Hidden Hand

    Dwight Buchholz shook everyone's hands so there were no fines.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Perry Schwark

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2006-05-24 (7:22 a.m.)


    April 26 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    None

    Social Announcements

    Mike Jenkins reminded members about our bowling Social on May 11th 2006. See the Social Page on this website for details.

    Milt Taylor encouraged people to sign up for our annual Golf Mystery Location bus trip. 17 members signed up during the meeting so Milt says that golf "is a go".

    General Announcements

    Sharon Kaendo of Leisure Travel 2000 announced a New England cruise special and invited members to contact her about it.

    Speaker | Jeff Sharp | Colony Coffee And Tea Services

    Colony Coffee is a Saskatchewan owned company. The owner is based in Regina. In addition to supplying coffee machines, coffees and tea to businesses in the Saskatoon trading area, Colony Coffee also sells expresso machines to bars and retaurants.

    Jeff says that coffee coffee is grown in over 70 countries around the world. Arabica is the more expensive, larger bean and it is less bitter. This is the only type of coffee sold by Colony Coffee. Jeff says that robusta beans are the typical grocery store type of bean. They are cheaper, smaller and more bitter. Coffee can be sold as being all from one origin only or blended for consistency.

    A newer type of coffee being sold is "Fair Trade Organic Coffee". This means that the grower gets a better price for their crop. PickNic's Restaurant purchase a fair amount of Fair Trade Organic Coffee.

    Jeff says that if you drink between 2-6 cups of coffee per day, coffee can help improve your mood, level of alertness and possibly your health. Coffee reduces the risk of diabetes and several other diseases and is the largest source of antioxidants with tea being a distant second.

    Jeff brought along several different coffee machines for viewing as well as a wide selection of coffees and teas. Some newer types of machines use individual pods so that each person can select the coffee or tea of their choice.

    Jeff had two mugs to give away as door prizes.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Lyle Bauer picked on many people.

    Hidden Hand

    None Today

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Sharon Kaendo

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2006-05-10 (7:22 a.m.)


    April 12 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    None

    Social Announcements

    Mike Jenkins announced that we will be having a 722 Club Bowling Night at Eastview Bowl on Thursday May 11th. A more detailed announcement has been posted today on the social page of the club website.

    Don Johnson will be announcing our club spring golf tournament shortly. A decision needs to be made first as to whether we will go out of town or stay within the Saskatoon area.

    General Announcements

    Milton Taylor of Imagery Photography spoke about his project with CFQC TV to photograph 100 community volunteers in Saskatoon. Milt is seeking nominations for the project. He will be emailing applications to club members and is seeking our submissions.

    Bryan Cornforth of Logomotion has announced that Karen Birns recently started working with them. Karen may be attending club meetings as an alternate.

    Sue Brooks announced that her husband Bill was recently made one of 13 recipients of an award with the Pre-School Foundation.

    Jeff Sharp related his recent experience competing at the Brier.

    Speaker | Tammy Teneyke | Fitness Focus

    Fitness Focus has been in business in Saskatoon for 4 years. They have 2 gyms with certified personal trainers, day care and great equipment. They offer corporate packages where 5 or more members come from the same business. Their locations are at 1240 Ontario Ave and 150-2102 8th St E.

    Tammy talked about some new proposed legislation that may affect the fitness business in general. Instead of members being locked into fixed term contracts with automatic renewals, the proposed new law will ony allow gyms to sell month to month memberships with a 30 day notice to terminate the membership. This will, among other possible things, protect consumers from the effects of business closures when they have a long term prepaid contract. Tammy states that Fitness Focus has already adjusted their membership plans to comply even though the proposed in not yet in effect.

    Tammy answered several fitness related questions.

    Sergeant at Arms

    In honour of the arrival of spring, Lyle Bauer stated that there would not be any fines today.

    Hidden Hand

    Jeff Sharp shook everyone's hand so no fines.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Cindy

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2006-04-26 (7:22 a.m.)


    March 22 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Dwight Buchholz announced that Vern Reimer will no longer be a member of the club. He has moved to a new position at Centennial Plumbing.

    Social Announcements

    Mike Jenkins says he will be announcing a Spring Social for the Club at our next meeting.

    General Announcements

    Mike Jenkins congratulated Jeff Sharp for his fine performance in the recent Brier.

    Lyle Burkell thanked members for the club's support over the recent passing of his brother, Ken Burkell. Ken was a former 722 Breakfast Club member.

    Lindsay Berglof reminded members about upcoming golf events at the Willows .. assuming the snow disappears.

    Milt Taylor at Imagery Photography is involved in a project with CFQC TV to honour contributing people in our community... Photographs of 100 Faces.

    Cheryl Tuck-Talon is moving locations. She will be nearer to Mastergraph's offices.

    Speaker | Mike Jenkins | Saskatoon Blades Hockey Club

    Mike is the Marketing Director for the Saskatoon Blades. The Blades hockey organization has a mission statement that emphasizes commitment to the Saskatoon community. The Blades commit not only money to other charities but also a very significant amount of volunteer hours. They also promote education for their own players ... both in school and in equipping them for life. Any hockey player that plays even a year for the Blades will receive a scholarship for one year or more at school/university on completion.

    The Blades believe that the youth in Saskatchewan are our future. Therefore they have various youth-oriented programs. The players work with the RCMP on various youth oriented activities such as drug and alcohol awareness programs. They actually spend time on the streets of Vancouver to witness life on the streets. They also work with the Saskatoon Safety Patroller School Program where they promote and reward young Patroller participants. The level of participation in the program has tripled over the last few years and the Blades are in part responsible for that.

    The Blades have an on-ice mentoring program for Saskatchewan aboriginal youth living on reserves.

    Mike ended off with announceents about some upcoming Blade games.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Only a few fines were levied today by Lyle Bauer.

    Hidden Hand

    Ian Mercer was our Hidden Hand. He shook everyone's hand so no fines.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Greg White

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2006-04-12 (7:22 a.m.)


    March 08 2006

    Submitted by Greg White

    Executive Announcements

    Dwight Buchholz indicated that he and his side kick, Scott Mamer will be following up with the delinquent / missing members.

    Social Announcements

    No announcements.

    General Announcements

    Dale Grant received recognition from Dwight on the occasion that his Hotel was named Hotel of the Year within the CHIPREIT organization. Dale provided us with some insight into the award, Congratulations to him and his staff!

    Dwight Buchholz also recognized Jeff Sharp and offered support and encouragement on the eve of his and his curling team's attendance at the Brier in Regina. Jeff is obviously excited and it appears they are ready for the challenge ?

    Speaker | Darren McDonald | Saskatoon Home Page

    Darren is the Sales Director of Saskatoon Home Page. He is pleased to be part of such a warm and friendly group, and gave us insight into his role and the business of the internet. The web is essentially not going away. We are using it at home, at work and at play. Almost everyone aged 2 plus is a active user, so there is a huge market to potentially advertise to! The web is creating more educated buyers, a vast majority of who research before buying or actually use the web to make purchases.

    Saskatoon Home Page is owned by Golden West Broadcasting and is affiliated with many local radio stations, C95, 98.5fm etc. Each station makes reference to the website 8?

    Sergeant at Arms

    Jack stepped in for Lyle who was absent. Fined Dwight, John, Cheryl, Don J. Darren!

    Hidden Hand

    Pete Thompson was fined by Keith Moen!

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Cheryl Tuck-Tallon

    Other Business

    Thanks to Greg White for preparing these notes while Rick was away!

    Next Meeting

    2006-03-22 (7:22 a.m.)


    February 22 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Sharon thanked Mike and Nicola for organizing a great Supper & Jazz Evening Social at Beily's last evening.

    Social Announcements

    No announcements

    General Announcements

    Dwight Buchholz announced a Junior Achievement function and had a handout page on each breakfast table.

    Mike Jenkins reminded us of Saturday's upcoming Blades hockey game aginst the Prince Albert Raiders.

    Speaker | Jack Rudolph | Squire Shop Man Sized Mens Wear

    Jack has been with the club for about 18 years. He has been in the clothing industry for the past 32 years. They do not specialized in designer name labels. Rather they prefer to carry proven reliable Canadian made products.

    There is a resurgence of traditional tailored dress clothing in the workplace. We are now back to the suit levels that we had in the 1980's. Striped products are strong and some window pane patterns to a lesser degree are back. Olives are out. Strong reds, bright oranges, apple greens and brighter colours are in. Fabrics made from a bamboo product are new and similar to the feel of silk. Wools and microfibres are still popular. Young people want higher quality clothing. Turtle necks are not popular but mock and crew necks are popular for more casual dress.

    Jack says that Chinese manufacturers are posing a big threat for western companies. Their quality has improved vastly and the price is half the cost of a Canadian made suit. However, Jack states that it is tough to beat the quality and durability of a Canadian made garment and our clothing products are well respected in other countries.

    Jack gave everyone a new garment bag. Thanks Jack!

    Sergeant at Arms

    Lyle Bauer fined early departers, a table of men only, Don, Cheryl and Keith

    Hidden Hand

    Clint Thomas shook everyone's hand

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Keith Moen

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2006-03-08 (7:22 a.m.)


    February 08 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Alex Black and Laura Dutka from Paramount Day Spa attended today's meeting. Alex will be the new Paramount's new representative in the club.

    Welcome Darren McDonald of Saskatoonhomepage.ca as our newest club member.

    Social Announcements

    Mike reminded everyone about a new club social on February 21 at Beily's. We will be ordering off the menu. Beily's will be making it a Jazz Night. Spouses and guests are welcome. See the social page on the club website.

    General Announcements

    Nicola Lawson and PickNic's is offering a special Dinner in a Box for the Days bforexand including Valentines Day. It is a gourmet supper that you can order and take home. Call early to place your order. Nicola also had a draw for some give-aways. Claude Marcotte and Ken Suchan were the winners.

    Speaker | Lyle Burkell | Saskatoon Funeral Home

    Lyle has been in the 7:22 Breakfast Club for approximately 15 years. Saskatoon Funeral Home has been in business since 1910. They are owned by the Edwards family.

    The Edward Centre is a property operated by Saskatoon Funeral Home. It allows families to use it for lunches after funerals when, for example, a church facility is not available. It is also used by various charitable organizations.

    In addition to traditional burial and cremation services, Saskatoon Funeral Home now operates a pet crematorium service. They started this branch of their business in Sptember of 2005 to fill a need in the city.

    Lyle and his wife will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary this year. Thanks to Lyle for agreeing to speak on less than a moment's notice as Sharon was sick and unable to attend.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Lyle Bauer handed out several fines.

    Hidden Hand

    Dennis Bellamy again!

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Ken Suchan

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2006-02-22 (7:22 a.m.)


    January 25 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    A 3rd Reading was announced for our proposed new member, Darren MacDonald of Saskatoon Homepage.

    Our next meeting is on February 8th 2006.

    Social Announcements

    Mike Jenkins is planning a social event, possibly for later in February. Details will be released at a later date.

    General Announcements

    Mike Jenkins mentioned the upcoming Blades game.

    Sharon Kaendo mentioned that her company currently has many cruise specials. Call her for more information.

    Dennis Bellamy has a new website. I will circulate the address once I have it.

    Speaker | Bryan Cornforth | Logomotion

    Bryan started off working for Dofasco in Ontario. He worked there for 18 months and then started working for his uncle's company, Logomotion. His uncle's office is in Nanaimo and Bryan heads up their other office in Saskatoon. Logomotion sells promotional products. Businesses use them for promotion as well as employee rewards or recognition. They have about 400 - 500 suppliers. They use suppliers all over Canada as well as the U.S. but they try to support Canadian companies wherever possible. Their website can be found at www.logopromo.ca.

    Logomotion does some logo design work but most clients already have their own logo.

    Bryan has a showroom in Saskatoon so that customers can have a better look at items instead of relying on catalogue photos. Of course he cannot stock samples of everything. If a customer is truly interested in a product they do not have in stock, they are usually prepared to order in a sample. Golf shirts are one of his most popular items. Bryan says that there is almost always one golf shirt or another on special pricing at any given time. In most cases they can deliver goods within 3 weeks of the date of being ordered.

    Bryan tries to sell more quality items so recipients will be more inclined to use them as intended. He points out that if a promotional product is of poor quality, the person receiving it will be less likely to use it often and then the intended advertising is not as effective.

    At the close of his talk, Bryan had a draw for gifts that went to Sharon, Nicola and Sue.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Lyle Bauer fined Clarence, Jack, Dale, Mike, Perry, Sue, Sharon, Dennis, Milt and Bill.

    Hidden Hand

    Dennis Bellamy was our hidden hand. He gave out only 3 or 4 fines.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Clarence Munchinsky

    722 Dollars Draw

    None

    Next Meeting

    2006-02-08 (7:22 a.m.)


    January 11 2006

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Jeff Sharp was welcomed as our newest 722 Club member.

    Social Announcements

    Milt reminded people about "choir practice" at Lydia's on Friday January 13th starting around 5:00. Feel free to attend with your significant other if you are able to make it.

    General Announcements

    Scott Mamer announced that Jubilee Ford recently acquired the Mercedes Benz franchise for Saskatoon.

    Speaker | Joe Schmidt | Saskatoon Carstar Collision

    Joe has been in business for around 30 years. Three years ago, he expanded to his 51st Street location so that he could have more visibility. Joe says that having traffic drive by your business results in indirect advertising.

    Carstar does major body repairs as well as small dent repairs. They give airmiles to their customers and also give 10 airmiles for referrals.

    One of the members asked about getting additional repair work done to a vehicle that SGI has missed in their initial appraisal. Joe says that SGI Adjusters only have 12 minutes to appraise the damage on you car so often they need to have the supplemental appraiser attend to approve additional repairs. He enjoys a good working relationship with them.

    Joe had some door prizes that went to Milt, Dale, Len and one for each of the women attending.

    Keith Moen thanked Joe for agreeing to speak on short notice.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Lyle Bauer started off the new year with many fines and cunning remarks.

    Hidden Hand

    No fines today. Everyone shook Randy Shinkel's hand.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Dwight Buchholz

    722 Dollars Draw

    Clint and Monica Thomas

    Next Meeting

    2006-01-25 (7:22 a.m.)


    December 21 2005

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Brenda Thompsen thanked everyone for their help over 2005 during her year as president of the club. Brenda will stay on as past president in 2006. Our incoming president is Clarence Munchinsky.

    Brenda gave out various 2005 club awards. Several perfect attendance and club recognition awards were presented. Don Johnson was named "Member of the Year". Our member with the highest level of club patronage and referrals was Joe Schmidt.

    Social Announcements

    Today's meal at the Renaissance was great. Thanks to Dale Grant and the hotel for subsidizing certain costs and the shrimp as an added touch. Thanks also to Nicola Lawson of Picknic's Restaurant for her complimentary pastry gift bags on each table.

    General Announcements

    None

    Speaker | Brent Louks | CKOM Radio

    Brent talked to us about CKOM's /"Brent and Penny's Adopt a Family 2005/" campaign. Together with others, CKOM raises funds to help ensure that about 500 Saskatoon area families without can have a better Christmas.

    Milt Taylor auctioned off his culinary skills ... a pasta dinner for 6 with wine ... to raise money for the cause. Cheryl Tuck-Talon was the high bidder at $250.00. Thank you to Milt and Cheryl!

    The club also donated some of its sergeant at arms fine money.

    Sergeant at Arms

    This was Milt Taylor's last day as Sergeant at Arms. Next year will be Lyle Bauer. Milt made several $2.00 fines as the proceeds are to charity.

    Hidden Hand

    No one missed shaking hands this morning but voluntary fines were collected at $2.00 per person, to be donated to charity.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Sorry ... I cannot recall the winner.

    722 Dollars Draw

    None Today

    Next Meeting

    2006-01-11 (7:22 a.m.)


    December 14 2005

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Clarene Munchinsky chaired today's meeting.

    Scott Mamer indicated that this was our 3rd and final reading for Bill Daneluik of Rock 102 Radio and Jeff Sharp of Colony Coffee. They will soon be full members of the club.

    Social Announcements

    Mike Jenkins reminded us that our Christmas Luncheon is next week on Wednesday December 21st. It starts at 11:45 a.m. There is no morning meeting. Attendance at the luncheon is complimentary for members and $20 for guests. However, you must sign up prior to then to attend. If you have not signed up yet, please contact Mike to have your name added. The hotel will provide free underground parking for the luncheon. The speaker at the luncheon will be Brent Louks of CKOM. For further details, visit the social page via the above link.

    General Announcements

    Milt Taylor of Imagery announced a special photographic services promotion.

    Mike Jenkins of the Blades reminded everyone of upcoming games and ticket gift packs.

    Karen Birns of Lloyd's Office Supplies handed out a price list for everyone's information.

    Speaker | Katherine Walter | Sales Manager with SaskTel

    Kathy spoke about SaskTel and the ever changing face and growth of wireless communications services in Saskatchewan. Sasktel services cover 95% of the province. They provide voice and wireless data services. Services can be prepaid or billed monthly. Prepaid plans were previously quite limited but now you can use it elsewhere in Canada when you could not before. You can also get voicemail and caller id display now on prepaid services.

    There are also many other recent or upcoming changes with SaskTel Mobility Services. Kathy gave many examples. For monthly billed services in 2006 you will be able to have multiple phones on one plan and pool your time between those phones. SaskTel will also be expanding their areas of coverage in 2006. For around $5.00 per month you can get a text messaging package and avoid long distance costs. EVDO is coming next year. It is a wireless PC card that gives you high speed wireless services for your laptop. Blackberry units can be plugged into your PC and you can use the Blackberry as a modem. LoadTrack is a new tracking service for the transport industry. Trucks can be tracked and a company can tell instantly where the closest unit is when services are required. 10-4 services are also new. They provide cellular or services that work in a manner similar to 2 way radio services where you take turns talking and push a button to talk. Camera phones are now coming with memory cards for video storage. Cellular phones are also available with mp3 players and bluetooth compatible phones can be operated with bluetooth headsets to eliminate wires. Picture and video messaging units will be coming soon as well as world phones operating on all the different protocols so you can use your phone in any country around the world. Number portability will soon be coming to Saskatchewan in the end of 2007.

    Kathy had 3 door prizes. They went to Milt Taylor, Don Klassen and Keith Moen.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Milt Taylor gave several fines. Money collected from Hidden Hand and Sergeant at Arms fines will be donated to a charity at our Christmas Luncheon.

    Hidden Hand

    Ed Herbert did not levy any fines because everyone shook his hand this morning.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Dennis Bellamy.

    722 Dollars Draw

    Claude Marcotte.

    Next Meeting

    2005-12-21 (7:22 a.m.)


    November 23 2005

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    The following members were elected as members of our Board Executive effective January 1 2006:
    • President - Clarence Munchinsky
    • Past President - Brenda Thompson
    • VP - Joe Schmidt
    • Secretary - Keith Moen
    • Treasurer - Dale Grant
    • Website - Rick Carlson
    • Membership - Scott Mamer with Dwight Buchholz Assisting
    • Social - Mike Jenkins with Nicola Lawson Assisting
    • Sergeant at Arms - Lyle Bauer
    • Golf Coordinator - Don Johnson with Ted Mortensen Assisting

    Sharon Kaendo handed out forms and encouraged people to submit nominations for club member of the year. Please read the requirements for this before submitting. For example, members of the board and executive cannot be nominated. The nominee should meet other requirements also mentioned in the form. If you have any questions about it, please contact Sharon.

    Scott Mamer announced by email after the meeting that this was the second reading for 2 proposed new members who have both been with the club in the past ... Bill Daneluik of Rock 102 Radio and Jeff Sharp of Colony Coffee.

    Social Announcements

    Mike Jenkins confirmed that the recent Blades event at the Sasktel Corporate Suite was a success but unfortunately the Blades lost.

    General Announcements

    Nicola Lawson of Picknicks Restaurant gave away 3 gift wrapped bags of her special chocolate rum balls.

    Speaker | No Speaker Due to Elections

    None today.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Fines were levied on Lyle, Clarence, Bill and Ed

    Hidden Hand

    None Today

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Clarence Munchinsky

    722 Dollar Draw

    Ed Herbert

    Next Meeting

    2005-12-14 (7:22 a.m.)


    November 09 2005

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Jeff Sharp and Bill Daneluik are reapplying for membership.

    Scott Mamer reminded veryone the club elections will be held at the next meeting on November 23rd. You should not invite a guest as it will be a closed meeting.

    Social Announcements

    Mike Jenkins reminded people about the upcoming Blades game at the SaskTel Corporate Suite. It's on Tuesday November 15th 2005 against the Calgary Hitmen.

    General Announcements

    Bryan Cornforth of Logomotion attended as a guest of guest of Cheryl Tuck-Talon. Logomotion sells promotional products. (LogoMotion Promotional Products 9A-1540 Alberta Ave Saskatoon, SK S7K7C9 249-5881).

    Bill Danyliuk Rock Radio 102, a returning former member, attended as a guest again.

    Lyle Burkell announced that Saskatoon Funeral Home is having a special Care and Share service on November 30th at Knox United Church for all those who have suffered a recent loss.

    Jeff Sharp's curling team did very well recently beating out the rink of three time World Champion Randy Furby.

    Speaker | Brenda Thomsen | Harvest Brewing Company

    Brenda is married to Ron. They have 2 children who are now 20 & 21 years old. She grew up in Saskatoon. Her father was also a small business owner. Brenda has been a volunteer with the Red Cross for 30 years and sits on various committees with them.

    Brenda and Ron opened a store in Regina in the early 1980s and then expanded to Edmonton. Eventually they moved back to Saskatoon where they have remained for several years.

    Harvest Brewing sells various wine and beer kits. They carry kits of many varieties and qualities designed to suit the varying tastes of all wine and beer enhusiasts. Brenda says that basic wine kits are $69.99 and you can make 30 bottles of wine with that. The time involved to make wine is a lot less that one would think. For those taking their first plunge in wine making, they will even lend out some equipment to first timers.

    On Nov 18 they are hosting a customer appreciation night at the Army & Navy Air Force Veterans Building on 359 1st Ave North starting at 7:30 pm. Admission is $10.00 but it can be applied as a credit if you buy a kit there.

    Brenda gave away 2 sets of wine glasses. The winners were Sue and Vern. Thanks Brenda!

    Sergeant at Arms

    Milt fined Dennis, Rodney, Bill H, Cheryl, Ian, Brenda and Victor

    Hidden Hand

    Bill H fined 3 people

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Len Romanski

    722 Dollars Draw

    Cheryl Tuck-Talon

    Next Meeting

    2005-11-23 (7:22 a.m.)


    October 26 2005

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    The executive met recently and decided NOT to cancel the fall golf tournament in future years. The effort to put the fall tournament together is not as onerous because it is local and more informal. It\'s a nice social event and should be kept.

    Elections for the Board will be on November 22nd. That will be a closed meeting ... no guests. Sharon reminded us to throw your hat in if you are interested in participating for 2006. It\'s a great way to get involved and know everyone.

    Keith Moen asked us all to consider speaking at a future meeting.

    Social Announcements

    Mike Jenkins reminded us that on Thursday November 15th 2005 members can attend the Blades vs Calgary Hitmen game in the SaskTel Corporate Suite. The suite is supplied compliments of SaskTel and the cost to members to attend is nominal. Contact Mike for more information.

    General Announcements

    Claude Marcotte of Caleb Management was welcomed as our newest member to the 722 Breakfast Club.

    Today's guests included two people in radio advertising .. Bill Danyliuk and Regan Pince.

    Sharon Kaendo has a tour information evening at her business on October 27th. Call her for more details.

    Jack Rudolph has a custom suit sale running for approximately 10 days.

    Lindsay Berglof says the Willows is still open because of the unusually mild fall weather.

    Dennis Bellamy has a tour at his premises to celebrate their new opening. It will be on November 16th.

    Don Johnson thanked those who have supported the Sask Roughriders and had a draw for a golf shirt. Keith Moen was the winner.

    Nicola Lawson reminded us that PickNiks has seating for 65. She can do a great job for Christmas Catering.

    Speaker | Victor Boryski | Boryski's Butcher Block.

    Vic just celebrated his 35th wedding anniversary. He also has 3 children. The oldest is a 19 old son now living in California. He also has a 16 year old daughter and a 14 year old son.

    On December 7th of this year, Victor will enter his 25th year of being in business. His first shop was on Quebec Avenue. He later moved to Millar Ave where he is today. In between, he also had secondary outlets at other locations but has moved back to one location.

    Vic does a lot of catering of lunches for weddings, funerals and company functions. He has a large commercial kitchen and even rents it out to churches and other groups who want to do their own cooking but lack the necessary facilities.

    Victor says his specialty meat is Angus beef. He ended with a draw for 2 packages of beef jerky. The winners were Sue Brooks and Ian Mercer.

    Sergeant at Arms

    Milt fined Dwight, Curt, Keith, Scott, Don and Victor

    Hidden Hand

    None Today

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Sorry ... not recorded

    722 Dollar Draw

    Curt Stuckel

    Next Meeting

    2005-11-05 (7:22 a.m.)


    October 12 2005

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Scott Mamer announced that the third reading was now complete for 2 proposed new members, Brian and Claude. This will be finalized and they will be formally welcomed at the next meeting.

    Jeff Sharp from Quality Coffee and Tea attended the meeting as a guest today. Many of us will remember Jeff as a member when he worked with the Board of Trade.

    Ian Mercer won the 722 Dollars Draw.

    Social Announcements

    Upcoming Blades Game - See Mike Jenkins for Details.

    General Announcements

    Vic Boryski thanked those of our members who helped his son's baseball team at a recent tournament in Moncton NB.

    Speaker | Jana Ellis | Bill's House of Flowers

    Jana Ellis of Bill's House of Flowers was today's speaker. Her father started the business in 1962. He passed away in 1999 and Jana has been running the business primarily by herself since then with some assistance from her mother. She has recently started a special promotion where she sells fresh flowers at half price in the latter part of Friday afternoons.

    Jana then proceeded to answer questions and tell us several interesting facts about the flower industry. For example, did you know that many of the roses sold in Saskatchewan come from Equador?

    Sergeant at Arms

    Milt Taylor fined Lyle Bauer, Jana, Dennis, Rick C, Ed, Scott and the balance of Jana's table.

    Hidden Hand

    Dwight Buchholz fined Kurt, Barry, Rick W, Candace and Bill.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    Rick Carlson

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2005-10-26 (7:22 a.m.)


    September 28 2005

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Mike Jenkins reminded us about the Fall Gala event September 30th at the Willows.

    Don Johnson updated the members on the recent golf tournament. We had a good day and a great meal. However, there was a lower turnout than desired.

    Social Announcements

    Fall Gala on Friday September 30 2005

    General Announcements

    Milton Taylor encouraged all to consider having their portraits done with him outside while the weather is still favourable.

    Sharon Kaendo said there are good deals to be had on cruises and other destinations. Certain spots are being sold out already.

    Speaker | Susan (Sue) Brooks | Eclecthink

    Susan (Sue) Brooks from Eclecthink spoke assisted by her husband. The program they offer is to assist businesses develop the skills to develop strategy or solve problems.

    The have a seminar coming up this week and free to public.

    Sergeant at Arms

    None

    Hidden Hand

    The hidden hand was Sharon Kaendo. She caught three members.

    Pot of Gold Winner

    None

    Other Business

    None

    Next Meeting

    2005-10-12 (7:22 a.m.)


    September 14 2005

    Submitted by Rick Carlson

    Executive Announcements

    Please remember to sign up for the 722 Club Fall Gala on Friday September 30 2005. Admission is $25.00 per person. Fore more details, contact Mike Jenkins or Debbie Oliver.

    Our Fall Golf Tournament is today, Wednesday September 14th at the Willows.

    Scott Mamer announced to us tht we have received 2 applications for membership with the Club:

    • Bryan Cornforth - LogoMotion Promotional Products, proposed by Cheryl Tuck-Talon
    • Claude Marcotte ?

      Social Announcements

      Fall Gala on Friday September 30 2005

      Fall Golf Tournament on Wednesday September 14th at the Willows.

      General Announcements

      Milt reminded members if you want a family portrait, book now before the weather deteriorates too much.

      Len Romanski thanked those who participated advertising in the recent newspaper article about Foster Shoes.

      Speaker | Cheryl Tuck Talon | T2 Solutions

      Cheryl has been a member of the 722 Club since approximately 2000. She is a hockey fan (guess why). She is also a member of the Rotary Club.

      Cheryl is a business consultant who markets Group Benefit Plans. Her company's name is T2 Solutions Inc. Instead of being a generalist in many fields, she has specialized in this area alone. Over the last year she became an independent agent working on her own.

      Cheryl says that a group plan costs employers between 3-5% of their payroll. More often than not, workers do not appreciate the expense the employer is paying for this. Part of the problem is that employers do not do a good job informing employees about the benefits they are receiving. Cheryl says many eployers do not consider the legal liability they can incur if thy don't follow up consistently and ensure all policy information is up to date with the insurer.

      Cheryl also says that many claims are being paid out of insurance when they should have been referred to Workers Compensation or CPP. This drives up premiums unnecessarily. Employers need to monitor claims experience to ensure that it is being used only for proper purposes to avoid unnecessary premium hikes. An employer should design their plan so you are not as vulnerable to people who do not intend to stay with you yet will use your plan to the max for the short while they will be there.

      Cheryl can also control the level of consultant commission being charged to your plan. If you want, she can help structure your plan so you pay for a single employee and if the employee wants the extra coverage for their family the employee pays the extra cost. Then the employees are all treated the same. Otherwise, an employee without a family receives less benefits than an employee with a large family, for no logical reason. Another consideration is to make an employee wait for a number of months after they start working before certain addional benefits come into effect. Then there is more appreciation for the expense the employer has gone to.

      Cheryl says she can create a plan for any size of business ... even a group of one.

      Thanks for the presentation, Cheryl!

      Sergeant at Arms

      Sergeant at Arms. Milt fined himself for being late, Don, Clarence, Sue, Keith, Sharon, Vern, Mike, Pete and Cheryl.

      Hidden Hand

      Sharon Kaendo.

      Pot of Gold Winner

      Pot of Gold was won by Pete Thompson

      Other Business

      None

      Next Meeting

      2005-09-28 (7:22 a.m.)


      August 24 2005

      Submitted by Rick Carlson

      Executive Announcements

      The 722 Club will be holding a Fall Gala on Friday September 30 2005. Admission is $25.00 per person. More detail will be announced later. Please register and pay your admission through Mike Jenkins or Debbie Oliver.

      Our Fall Golf Tournament is on Wednesday September 14th at the Willows. You can pay there. We'll be having supper from the menu at the Willows Lounge after. Please bring a prize. Don Johnson will be collecting them. You can contact Don if you need any further information.

      Social Announcements

      None

      General Announcements

      None

      Speaker | Milt Taylor | Imagery Photography

      Milt is one of our longest standing members. He missed the first ever club meeting but was there for the second. As anyone involved for a while with the club knows, Milt is one of the club's biggest supporters.

      Milt currently has photography special at his studio. For $375.00, you will receive a photo session ending with a framed 20 inch family portrait.

      The photography business has changed a lot over the last few years so that his primary source of revenue is from family portraits. In earlier years, wedding shoots would have been very frequent. However, for various reasons including the proliferation of relatively good consumer cameras, the wedding business has declined. This summer Milt did 10 weddings insead of his usual 50. However, as we all know, having a good camera does not mean that one will end up great wedding photos. The most important ingredient in producing a good portrait is the skill and vision of the person behind the camera.

      Sergeant at Arms

      Not Recorded

      Hidden Hand

      Not Recorded

      Pot of Gold Winner

      Not Recorded

      Other Business

      None

      Next Meeting

      2005-09-14 (7:22 a.m.)


      June 22 2005

      Submitted by Rick Carlson

      Executive Announcements

      Lyle Bauer reminded everyone about our Ribs BBQ at Debbie Oliver's house on July 23rd 2005. The cost to attend is $7.47 per person. This is a BYOB event. Please bring your own lawn chair plus a contibution to the barbeque of either a salad appetizer or dessert. Also bring your own zany hat. The barbeque starts at 4 pm.

      The $20.00 722 dollar draw went to Jack Rudolph.

      Social Announcements

      Our Mystery Location Golf Tournament was held June 22nd 2005 at Elbow.

      Come to our Ribs BBQ at Debbie's on July 23rd 2005!

      General Announcements

      None

      Speaker | Perry Schwark | Coast Wholesale Appliances

      Perry is married and has 2 children. He has worked with Coast Wholesale since 1991. They carry a wide range of appliances covering everything from stoves to built in vac systems to barbeques. They are located at 12345 Millar Ave. Coast Wholesale is going to be publicly listed company on June 23rd.

      Sergeant at Arms

      Jack fined everyone going golfing. He then levied fines to everyone else except for those wearing ties.

      Hidden Hand

      None Today

      Pot of Gold Winner

      Brenda Thomsen

      Other Business

      None

      Next Meeting

      2005-08-24 (7:22 a.m.)


      June 08 2005

      Submitted by Rick Carlson

      Executive Announcements

      Brenda thanked Mike and Dale for putting on a great river cruise and dinner last week at Aromas. Thanks also to Dale for the complimentary desert.

      Don Johnson reminded members that our bus for the golf tournament June 22 is only half full so please consider joining in on the day. Tee off time is around 11:15 am.

      Scott Mamer made the club's second reading for our newest proposed member, Sue Brooks with Eclect Think.

      Mike Isley with Paradise Leisurescapes submitted his resignation from the club.

      Social Announcements

      Don't forget about our Mystery Location Golf Tournament on June 22nd 2005 (Don Johnson organizing).

      General Announcements

      None

      Speaker | Keith Moen | Sunrise Publishing

      Keith is married to Lenore and has 3 children. He is a self-employed writer working on a contract basis for Sunrise Publishing. Keith has been a member of the club for 5 1/2 years. He started the Breakfast club when he was working for Quance Communications which specialized in advertising sales and eventually moved over to Sunrise Publishing. Keith does other work as well, such as writing a book for Sask Sport on the hisory of broomball and he is the editor of Dance Saskatchewan's "Footnotes". His main source of work is being the editor of Sask Business Magazine. Sunrise also does the Sask tourism guide as well as various other publications.

      Sunrise generates its main revenue from advertising sales. They sell subscriptions to their magazine and currently have a special for club members. They also distribute their publication through subscriptions and also through other methods such as hotels in the province.

      Sergeant at Arms

      Milt Taylor gave out fines to Lyle Bauer, Dennis, Dwight, Keith, Perry and Ian.

      Hidden Hand

      Karen Birns

      Pot of Gold Winner

      Len Romanski

      722 Dollar Draw

      The $20.00 722 dollar draw went to Perry Schwark.

      Next Meeting

      2005-06-22 (7:22 a.m.)


      May 25 2005

      Submitted by Rick Carlson

      Executive Announcements

      A second reading was held for Sue Brooks, proposed new member of the Club.

      The River Cruise Tour will take place on Thursday June 2nd 2005. Please meet behind the Mendel Art Museum at 6:15 p.m. sharp.

      The Club will have a Ribs Barbeque at Debbie Oliver's home , 230 Avondale on July 23rd.

      Social Announcements

      Don't forget about our River Cruise Night and Supper on June 2 2005 (Mike Jenkins organizing) and Mystery Location Golf Tournament on June 22nd 2005 (Don Johnson organizing).

      General Announcements

      None

      Speaker | Brian Adams | TD Canada Trust

      Brian is a Manager of Business Banking Services at the TD.

      Brian spoke first about cash management services offered by banks in general, such as debit card transactions, online credit card payments, internet banking, electronic funds transfers, pre-authorized payments, etc. He then moved on to speak about banking fraud.

      Banking fraud is on the rise in Saskatchewan. Brian feels that this is partly due to fraudsters in larger centres being pushed out so they come to smaller communities such as Saskatoon to run their schemes. He states that about 62% of Canadian adults have suffered from some sort of banking fraud, whether cheque fraud, illegal use of someone else's credit card, etc. He states that 1.2 million NSF cheques are presented each day for payment in North America. Some are tendered with fraudulent intent and others are not.

      Personal Identity Theft has increased by 80% over the last year. It affects 3.4% of banking customers in the USA.

      Some fraudsters create counterfeit cheques. Some go so far as to use magnetic ink and are extremely difficult to detect. A common scheme is to alter the cheque amount or name of the payee. Signatures on cheques or signatures on endorsements are also forged.

      Brian suggested that if anyone wishes to read more about this topic they can go to http://www.abignale.com. This is the website of a former con artist who later made his fortune working for law authorities. His character is the subject of the movie "Catch Me if You Can" with Leonardo DiCapprio and Tom Hanks.

      Brian closed by discussing various steps you can take to avoid fraud, including checking your bank account activity over the internet daily. He states that most banks will only cover you if notified within 24 hours of a forged cheque being posted to your account. Waiting until your bank statement arrives will be too late.

      Banks are also using more sophisticated software to flag transactions out of the ordinary on bank accounts or credit services. You should make use of micro encoded cheques for security. Also follow prudent procedures in your business by having one person creating a cheque, another signing it and another performing reconciliations. Review your insurance to see if it covers fraud by employees or others. Subscribe to fraud protection services offered by banks, such as the ability to receive a list of cheques the bank proposes to clear each day and seeking your prior authorization.

      Sergeant at Arms

      Milt Taylor gave out several fines.

      Hidden Hand

      None

      Pot of Gold Winner

      None

      Other Business

      None

      Next Meeting

      2005-06-08 (7:22 a.m.)


      May 11 2005

      Submitted by Rick Carlson

      Executive Announcements

      Kurt Stuckel of Canarama Chiropractic is our club's newest member.

      Mike Jenkins reminded members that room is still available for our upcoming river cruise tour on June 2nd. The cost is only $11.00 per person.

      Debbie Oliver / Milt Taylor spoke to members about their proposal for a summer social rib supper on July 23rd. Depending on the level of interest, it will either take place at a rented hall or in Debbie's back yard.

      Don Johnson reminded members that we have a mystery golf tournament on June 22nd. We will now be going out of town. The cost is $55.00 for members and $65.00 for non-members. This includes green fees, range balls, a power cart and supper.

      Social Announcements

      Don't forget about our River Cruise Night and Supper on June 2 2005 (Mike Jenkins organizing) and Mystery Location Golf Tournament on June 22nd 2005 (Don Johnson organizing).

      General Announcements

      Milton Taylor of Imagery Photography announced a gift certificate sale. Purchase a gift cetificate and receive an extra 50% in value. This offer is valid until May 31st

      Speaker | Erroll Blatz | All Weather Windows

      Erroll came to Saskatchewan from Manitoba a few years ago. He was born in Steinbach and later moved to Winnipeg. Eroll is married and they have a young baby.

      Weather Windows has been in business for 26 years. They have 2 locations in Saskatchewan, being. Saskatoon and Regina. Their Saskatoon location is at 822-45th Street East. Erroll is the Saskatchewan regional manager.

      All Weather Windows is a Canadian owned company. They wholesale only to contractors and dealers and don't sell directly to the general public. At the present time they do not sell outside of Canada. All Weather Windows has 3 full time technicians dedicated to customer service.

      Erroll fielded a number of product questions from the floor and closed by giving away 8 sleeves of complimentary golf balls.

      Sergeant at Arms

      Milt Taylor gave out several fines

      Hidden Hand

      Karen Birns

      Pot of Gold Winner

      None

      722 Dollar Draw

      This meeting's 722 Dollar draw was won by Cheryl Tuck-Talon.

      Next Meeting

      2005-05-25 (7:22 a.m.)


      April 27 2005

      Submitted by Rick Carlson

      Executive Announcements

      Curtis Stuckel of Canarama Chiropractic is our club's newest member.

      Today's Draw for 722 Dollars ($20.00) went to Lyle Burkell.

      Mike Jenkins has made arrangements for a River Cruise Night on June 12 2005. He will circulate more information by email to the Club. There are only approximately 49 seats available so book yours early. Don Johnson is arranging a golf tournament for the club on June 22nd. It will be in the city instead of a mystery tour via bus. Don will announce more details later. If anyone would like to be a speaker at a future morning meeting, contact Keith Moen.

      Social Announcements

      Don't forget about our River Cruise Night on June 12th 2005 (Mike Jenkins organizing) and Golf Tournament in the City on June 22nd 2005 (Don Johnson organizing).

      General Announcements

      Lindsay Berglof of the WIllows announced that if you buy 2 dinner entrees at their dining room by May 9th you will receive 2 free rounds of golf.

      Perry Schwark of Coast Wholesale Appliances announced that the showroom at their new location is almost complete. Stop by for a visit and viewing.

      Dwight Buchholz invited members to support upcoming Junior Achievement functions. Contact Dwight for more information.

      Speaker | Nicola Lawson | Picknic's Restaurant & Fine Pastries Ltd.

      Nicola is a Chef, Pastry Chef and owner. Nicola is single but accepting applications. She received her training in Edmonton, working at a variety of locations all the way from Beaver Creek Yukon to South Africa, Bermuda and then to Saskatoon.

      Nicola opened her first restaurant in downtown Saskatoon at the age of 25. Many members may recall it being in the lower level of CIBC. She eventually moved to her present location at 212-22nd Street East. She has 10 full time employees and does a brisk business over the lunch hour. Her business also caters to lunches, parties and other special events for any size of crowd. She has handled groups of 4 and 2000. Picknic's also specializes in cakes and fine pasteries.

      Picknic's is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 until 5:00 pm and on Saturdays from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. You can reach Nicola at 343-7374.

      Thanks for the complimentary dessert packages given out to all members at the end of the meeting! Great job Nicola!

      Sergeant at Arms

      Milt Taylor gave out several fines.

      Hidden Hand

      Vern Reimer fined several people to levels previously unknown.

      Pot of Gold Winner

      Pete Thompson

      Other Business

      None

      Next Meeting

      2005-05-11 (7:22 a.m.)


      April 13 2005

      Submitted by Rick Carlson

      Executive Announcements

      A 2nd reading was held for Kurt Stuckel of Canarama Chiropractic towards becoming our club's newest member.

      Mike Jenkins asked members if they are collecting Great Western 12 pack labels. We need well over 100 to book a night at the Great West Brewing hospitality room.

      We recently received a letter of resignation from Grant Sinclair of Lightbulb Warehouse. In his letter, Grant also thanked all members for their friendship and patronage over the years.

      Social Announcements

      None

      General Announcements

      Congratulations to Karen Birns who had a baby 7 days ago. She brought him along to introduce him to the members.

      Candace Duval from Central Quality Flooring introduced herself ... one of their specialties is ceramic work as the two owners are former tile setters.

      Len Romanski showed us information about their new custom foot scanner to help people with special foot problems.

      Speaker | Murray Gould | Family Cleaners

      Murray and his wife have been the owners of this business since September of 2004. Prior to that Murray had worked with his brother's dry cleaning business so he has many years of experience. Murray has been married since 1984 and he has 2 children. Their specialty is disaster restoration of smoke damaged clothing. They do a lot of this for clients in other cities or towns. This makes up about 60% of their work. They currently offer free pickup and delivery. Murray mentioned how strict environmental regulations are now for accounting to regulatory bodies for proper receipt and disposal of cleaning materials.

      Cheryl Tuck Talon complimented Murray on their excellent dry cleaning work and for their free minor repairs that they perform for their customers.

      Murray held a draw to give away some complimentary ball caps. They went to Vern Reimer, Mike Jenkins, Keith Moen and Clint Thomas.

      Sergeant at Arms

      Jack fined many people, including Vern Reimer just to cool off his winning streak from this morning.

      Hidden Hand

      Dennis Bellamy

      Pot of Gold Winner

      Lyle Bauer

      722 Dollar Draw

      Today's Draw for 722 Dollars ($20.00) went to Vern Reimer.

      Next Meeting

      2005-04-27 (7:22 a.m.)


      March 23 2005

      Submitted by Rick Carlson

      Executive Announcements

      None

      Social Announcements

      None

      General Announcements

      Perry at Coast Wholesale Appliance announced that they are now moved into their new location at 2345 Millar Ave Saskatoon ... only about a block away from their former location.

      Dwight announced a luncheon for the Junior Achievement Club and encouraged people to attend.

      Speaker | Don Ravis | Canadian Forces Liason Council

      Don came to speak to us today about the Canadian Forces Liason Council. Don says that 20-25 years ago the Canadian Armed Forces had about 95,000 regular members but today it has shrunk to around 60,000 regular force members (not including reserves). Reserves play a vital link to the community today now that regular force numbers are down. Approximately 13% of the Canadian peace keeping forces in Bosnia were reserve members. Reservists train twice per week and typically train for one additional week each year. In Saskatchewan there are probably only 600-800 reserve members in Saskatchewan.

      Sergeant at Arms

      Fines from Jack went out to Dale Grant and Vic Boryski.

      Hidden Hand

      None

      Pot of Gold Winner

      Victor Boryski

      722 Dollar Draw

      Today's Draw for 722 Dollars ($20.00) went to Rick Wrubleski.

      Next Meeting

      2005-04-13 (7:22 a.m.)


      March 09 2005

      Submitted by Rick Carlson

      Executive Announcements

      Welcome to Nicola Lawson, Chef and Owner of Pick Nic's Restaurant and Fine Pastries, 212 22nd Street East! Nicola is our newest member at the 722 Breakfast Club.

      Members will recall that on our last meeting, a ballot was taken for input from the membership regarding spending some of the club's excess funds and the summer meetings issue. Brenda Thomsen announced that 38 out of 48 members voted and the results were as follows:

      Members voted in favour of awarding 722 Club Dollars at each meeting to promote purchases with other members. Beginning with this meeting, a draw will be held each meeting for a $20 certificate that will be good for 3 weeks after issue. Our first winner was Victor Boryski.

      We will also use some of our excess funds to subsidize the cost of a club social and some of it may be used to pay the expenses for an occassional outside guest speaker.

      27 out of 38 votes were in favour of maintaining the summer break as it is so there will not be any change.

      Social Announcements

      Mike Jenkins thanked those who attended the Sip and Slip Curling Social on Monday March 7th.

      General Announcements

      Mike Jenkins brought his brother, Rob Jenkins as a guest to the meeting.

      Mike Jenkins reminded members of upcoming Blades games. Their last regular season game is against the P.A. Raiders on March 19th, followed by the playoffs.

      Len Romanski's Regina store sold new shoes to our finance minister for our most recent federal budget.

      Speaker | Sharon Kaendo | Leisure Travel 2000 Inc.

      Sharon has been a member of our club for just over 5 years and is serving her 4th year on the executive. She is married to Friets and has 4 daughters and 2 grandchildren. She also serves on other community boards, including acting as regional director of ACTA (International Travel Agents Association). Sharon has more than 20 years experience in the travel industry. In 1998 Sharon started her own travel business ... Leisure Travel 2000 Inc. ... after working in the travel industry many years for others. Leisure Travel 2000 offers a full range of travel products including everything from regional to international travel. Her business is mostly vacation travel but she does some corporate travel as well.

      Sharon discussed the internet and how it affects her travel industry. She states that in one way it adds competition but customer service and and other problems can sometimes occur with internet based sales, so there has been a trend to move back to local agents where the service can be better. The internet also leads to more consumer knowledge and thus to more travel.

      Sharon has travelled extensively herself. When she is away, she is on vacation but she is also working so that she can properly advise her customers as to what is available, places to see and problems to avoid. Ed Herbert won a draw by Sharon for a T-shirt and a second prize went to Errol Blatz.

      Thanks for the presentation, Sharon.

      Sergeant at Arms

      Fines from Jack went out to Len, Ed Herbert, Errol, Nicola, Candace.

      Hidden Hand

      Jack was our hidden hand today. Fines went out to Lindsay, Vic and Rodney.

      Pot of Gold Winner

      Candace Duval

      Other Business

      None

      Next Meeting

      2005-03-23 (7:22 a.m.)


      February 23 2005

      Submitted by Rick Carlson

      Executive Announcements

      Brenda Thompson welcomed Murray Gould of Family Cleaners as a new member of the 722 Breakfast Club.Don Klassen

      A ballot was taken for input from the membership regarding spending some of the club's excess funds and the summer meetings issue. The results will be announced at our next meeting.

      Social Announcements

      Mike Jenkins reminded members about the curling social on March 7 2005. It's extremely affordable and should be a lot of fun! Contact Mike for further information. His email address is: mike"at"saskatoonblades.com or phone him at 975-8844 ext 27.

      General Announcements

      Don Johnson's daughter had a baby girl on Valentines Day. He also thanked members for the condolences and flowers on the recent passing away of his father.

      Sharon Kaendo reminded members to check out her many vacation packagers available.

      Speaker | Barry Franks | Hergott Duval Stack & Partners

      Barry has been a member of the 722 Club for 18 years. He has served as our treasurer for 10 of those years. Barry is married and has 4 children. He enjoys vacationing at the lake in the summer.

      Hergott Duval Stack & Partners has been in business for 23 years. Barry is 1 out of about 12 partners with the firm. They have about 50-60 people in total at the firm. The work they do includes accounting for individuals, partnerships, corporations, reorganizations, creditor proofing and family trusts to save on taxes. They have a resident certified business evaluator, who is one of only a very small number with this qualification in the province. They also have a gst specialist.

      Barry works for small businesses but is also heavily involved in the agricultural sector, doing work for several inland grain terminals.

      Barry reminded people not to forget about buying RSPs this month. Talk to Greg or Dwight for your RRSP needs.

      Sergeant at Arms

      Barry, Len, Mike, Dennis, Bill received fines

      Hidden Hand

      Ed Herbert said that Mike Jenkins squeezed his hand instead of shaking it so he fined Mike $2.00.

      Pot of Gold Winner

      Don Klassen

      Other Business

      None

      Next Meeting

      2005-03-09 (7:22 a.m.)


      February 09 2005

      Submitted by Rick Carlson

      Executive Announcements

      Dave Folk has regretfully submitted his resignation to the Club.

      Don't forget to pay your annual dues!

      AGM MinutesDale Grant, Treasurer, presented income statements and balance sheets, which reported we have a total combined bank balance of $8,939.09 as of Dec. 31, 2004. Dale also reported the 2004 operating year resulted in a deficit of <$1,263.66>, based upon total revenues of $19,367.75 and expenses of $20,631.41.

      Clint Thomas raised question as to how much cash we need on hand. Consensus was we could stand to whittle away at the surplus to leave a balance in neighbourhood of $4,000-$5,000. Options such as prorated rebates based upon length of membership, giving away 722 Dollars and resuming summer meetings were discussed. Dwight Buccholz suggested we consider using a silent ballot to determine what majority of members would like to see happen.

      Dale G. moved his Treasurer's Report be accepted. Perry Schwark seconded. Motion passed.

      Brenda Thomsen, President, brought a concern raised to her by Dr. Don to the attention of the membership, which was to change the way in which our Tips and Leads are being presented to the club. The concern stems from a lack of information available on the Web site. Brenda asked the club if they would be in favour of having quarterly statements of Tips and Leads, including the names of the businesses patronized and by whom, sent out via email. Greg will set up a spreadsheet & email quarterly.

      Social Announcements

      None

      General Announcements

      Perry Schwark announced that Coast Wholesale Appliance is hoping to open their new location March 13, invites everyone down to help clear out inventory prior to the move (bring your wallet).

      Milton Taylor announced that Dr. Don's father passed away; Brenda responded that we sent a card and were having Jana send flowers to express our condolences.

      Mike Jenkins, Social, discussed social activities planned for the year, and advised people to keep any Great Western Brewing receipts for the purpose of hosting a beer night in the summer at GWB's hospitality room. He also distributed a Curling sign-up sheet, where 32 participants are invited to curl at the CN Club on Monday, March 7.

      Speaker | None due to AGM

      None due to AGM

      Sergeant at Arms

      Milton had fines for Randy, Victor, Mike I., Ken, Barry, Dwight, Jack, Clarence, Vern and Lindsay.

      Hidden Hand

      Gestapo Mercer (aka Ian, the back-turner) fined Ed, Vern, Dennis, Jana, Lindsay, Barry, Mike Isley, Ted and Brenda.

      Pot of Gold Winner

      Lindsay Berglof

      Other Business

      None

      Next Meeting

      2005-02-23 (7:22 a.m.)


      January 26 2005

      Submitted by Rick Carlson

      Executive Announcements

      Please don't forget to pay your annual dues.

      Bruce Kell has resigned from the club.

      Our AGM is the next meeting, Feb. 9, 2005

      Social Announcements

      None

      General Announcements

      Guests for the day were: Paula Woodhouse of The Giggle Factory; Nicola Lawson of Pick Nic's Restaurant; Allan Jeffries of The Window Warehouse (Errol Blatz's alternate).

      Cheryl Tuck-Tallon thanked Dr. Don Johnson for his outstanding service.

      Lyle Bauer informed members of a change in SGI policy, which will mean lower registration costs for many drivers. You must re-register to take full advantage of the potential savings (do it now).

      Dwight Buccholz passed along a personal thank-you from Bob Pringle at The Tree of Plenty office. This year's Tree of Plenty was the most successful ever; the club donated $300.

      Milton Taylor gave kudos to Boryski's Butcher Block for their fresh turkey, as well as to the Radisson for his fantastic meal at Aroma Mediterranean Resto-Bar.

      Speaker | Greg White | McFaull Consulting Ltd.

      Greg has been with McFaull Consulting for six years. Prior to that he was with TD for 17 years, and it was with TD that he began his membership with the 722 Club.

      McFaull Consulting was founded by Dr. Jack McFaull and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this September. They are an independent firm, free to find a solution that is right for each client's specific needs. They use a team approach in their retirement, financial and succession planning they conduct with their clientele. They also offer life and disability insurance products.

      Greg is married to Lorna, and they have three daughters, Krista, Danielle and Hailey.

      Call Greg for all your financial planning needs.

      Sergeant at Arms

      Milton had fines for Barry, Candace, Jack, Dennis, Clarence, Lyle Bauer, Sharon, Dale, Dr. Don, Debbie and Allan J.

      Hidden Hand

      Debbie Oliver pulled double duty, being our hidden hand as well. She fined Milton, Clint, Don K, Pete, Barry, Candace, and Allan Jeffries.

      Pot of Gold Winner

      Debbie Oliver

      Other Business

      None

      Next Meeting

      2005-02-09 (7:22 a.m.)


      January 12 2005

      Submitted by Rick Carlson

      Executive Announcements

      Annual Dues time is here again.

      Our treasurer, Dale Grant, passed out statements for 2005 membership dues. Members can either pay their annual dues in full this month or pay an amount which is a little more than half by January 31st and the balance by July 31st.

      Social Announcements

      None

      General Announcements

      Jack Rudolph announced that January 13th is the first day of their Man Sized Mens Wear sale.

      Sharon Kaendo invited members to call her for information about vacation packages. There are also some Air Canada sales coming up.

      Speaker | Lyle Burkell | Saskatoon Funeral Home

      Saskatoon Funeral Home has been a business since 1910. They have several funeral homes in Saskatchewan and also the Prairie View Chapel crematorium.

      Lyle mentioned that the funeral services industry has gone through a lot of changes over the last several years. Large corporations are buying homes. There are new companies offering low cost - low service products. Another change relates to globalization of the family everywhere. Prepaid funerals are now more common than they were 10 years ago since families are spread over greater distances and people recognize that they must pre-plan a certain part of their own inevitable funeral. Cremations are more popular than they were years ago for various reasons including the fact that costs are lower and they are more environmentally friendly.

      Thanks to Lyle for speaking to us on such short notice.

      Sergeant at Arms

      Milt Taylor fined Dave Folk, Don Johnson, Sharon Kaendo and Ian Mercer.

      Hidden Hand

      None today but we will have someone appointed for the next meeting.

      Pot of Gold Winner

      Pete Thompson

      Other Business

      None

      Next Meeting

      2005-01-26 (7:22 a.m.)


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