News - Meetings of 7:22 Breakfast Club

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


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