The Chronology section provides a sketch of the history of the Regina Gyro Club, from its founding in 1921. Our club is part of Gyro District 8, which consists of eleven (11) Clubs located in south eastern British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan, in Canada, and northern Idaho, in the USA. The total membership in these clubs is 323, as of April 30, 2018. http://district8.gyro.ws/
The Regina Gyro Club and District VIII are part of Gyro International, whose headquarters is in Ohio, where Gyro began in 1912. The membership in Gyro International is about 2300 in 2018. http://international.gyro.ws/.
Today, the Gyro organization proudly identifies itself as an international friendship club, whose main purpose is to build and maintain a supportive community of friends who enjoy the activities at Gyro get-togethers. However, over the past century, the Regina Gyro Club, like many other Gyro clubs, has engaged in a large number of community service activities, from running a community golf course for thirty years, to holding an annual “stairs for stars” performance festival for nearly forty years, and sponsoring many other events to benefit the Regina and area community.
Although the Regina Gyro Club does not engage in major fund-raising activities these days, we are very pleased to be able to continue to support a program for young musicians. We provide performance opportunities for student musicians at Gyro meetings throughout the year, and we award a number of music scholarships. One of these, the Gyro Senior Strings Scholarship, is awarded at the Regina Music Festival in May. Other awards for performance and composition are presented at a Gyro dinner in June.
The men of our club meet for lunch on the second Thursday of the month between September and June. The men and women meet for dinner on the fourth Thursdays. All meetings are held in the private dining room of Tony Roma’s Restaurant on Albert Street. The typical dinner agenda includes lots of conversation, a student musical performance and a guest speaker. A regular feature is the telling of “stories” by various honourable members, some of which are even funny and qualify as “jokes.”