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Edmonton Strathcona

"The Friendly Club"

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
German Canadian Cultural Assoc.
8310 Roper Road NW
Edmonton, AB  T6E 6E3
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Apr 26 Speaker
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On Tuesday we heard from Tim Battle (pictured), the educational director of the ASPCA (Alberta Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals). He gave us some background on their organization, it's history and the things that they are currently involved with.
Their organization grew out of the Edmonton and Calgary humane societies, back in the mid 1900's, when the Alberta government passed the Animal Protection Act.  The act was designed to protect both domestic and wild animals, outside the boundaries of these two cities, from animal cruelty. This includes, cats, dogs, horses, cattle , other domestic livestock and wild animals.
They currently have ten peace officers throughout the province, which means each officer has a large area to cover for enforcement of the Act. They each deal with any complaints of animal cruelty within their region. They need to be experts in all kinds of animal care. Most complaints are related to chronic abuse or neglect. Last year they handled over two thousand cases, fifty percent of which related to cats and dogs, thirty percent to horses, fifteen percent to cattle and the reminder to all other animals. They were forced to seize over one thousand animals, mostly cattle and horses, in that time.
In 2012 they expanded their mandate to include co-ordination of care for animals from homes where domestic abuse is taking place, called the Alberta Alliance for Safety of Animals and People (AASAP). This consists of an alliance of over forty provincial partners from vets, to women's shelters, to groups organizing temporary foster homes for the involved pets. They had conducted a survey of victims of domestic abuse, that showed that sixty percent of victims in homes with animals, had delayed leaving the abusive situation due to fear of abuse of family pets.
Thirty percent of abusers had threatened or harmed family pets and in homes with children, eighty five percent of the children had been a witness to this threat or abuse of their pets. These threats and abuse were a powerful way for abusers to control their victims. Since then, they have helped fifty six victims and their families, to leave abusive situations sooner, by anonymously and temporarily taking in over eighty pets. The pets are returned to the victim and their family once they have a safe place to live.
Lastly, the ASPA provides educational materials for teachers and schools across the province relating to animal care, and also provides educational resources for those entering a career involving the care of animals.
Their yearly budget is two and half to three million dollars, of which one million is contributed by the provincial government. The remainder is raised though private donations.
If you’re interested please RSVP by April 29, 2015We hope to see you there!
Kindest regards,
Eric Germain
Director Club Membership
Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona
P: 780-991-0417

WANTED – Flag planters, sales & marketing personnel
The 2016 updated brochure is now posted in the files section of the Canada Flag site page.
An online registration/payment feature is now in place. You can register yourself and direct friends and neighbours to this form:

This important club fund raising initiative needs your help! We currently generate close to $19,000 per year (less expenses) from our “Canadian Flag Program”. Your ideas about how to retain current clients and grow the business would be welcomed.

If all our “able bodied” members were to generate or continue to maintain a small  manageable customer base close to home, it would enable us to continue this program. Existing large customer client routes also  need to be maintained as best we can and your help would be appreciated for these accounts.
For information about the miniature lawn flag and its purpose, contact Bob Sandercock

Maintenance of existing physical  inventory is ongoing and new flags, poles & holders have been ordered. A reasonably accurate list of current clients has been produced. Your thoughts & offers of assistance, where needed, can be communicated via e-mail to our chairperson Dennis. email: He is looking forward to hearing from you soon.

The following is a summary of Carin's detailed report from attending the District 5370 Youth Summit in Edmonton on April 23rd.
Please open THIS LINK to read the full report.
I had the pleasure to attend Rotary District 5370 1st Youth Summit last Saturday, April 23rd. Pradeep’s wife Rani joined me.
The event organizer was Tamara Larson, President of the Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue and it was chaired by DG Tim Schilds.
Rotary International President Ravi Ravindran and Carin Jansen van Vuuren
There were over 200 attendees and we had the opportunity to hear RI President Ravi (Ravindran), International Director Julia Phelps, Director Elect Dean Rohrs speak.
Their main theme was to encourage participation – to work as a group, to discourage focussing on self & to illustrate the role that Rotary can play in their life.
RI President Ravi started his presentation by taking a selfie of himself with the group to the amusement of the crowd.



The Rotary Foundation, celebrating 100 years of doing good in the world.


This is a picture of staff and other visitors at the Sunchild Band Health Center. My wife Ann and I were given a tour of the center and got to meet a few of the staff.  My contact there is Evelyn, far right, who also met us at the Alexander Band. They are very happy and thankful that we were able to donate these chairs.
Here is a picture of Jackie who is the head nurse at the Alexis Band Health Center. I delivered 2 chairs there this morning.  I was impressed by the setting as the health center overlooks a lake. Jackie and others there were very happy to get the chairs.

Caren and Skip Kerr hosted a great many members and guests in their home at Oktober Fest last year. View photo album from last year's fest.
This year they are graciously opening their door and their hearts again in hosting a Hawaiian Feast with all the trimmings provided.
The date is Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 4:00 pm (1600) till 9:00 pm (2100).
Like last year, the Kerr's are putting on the whole show by providing food, entertainment and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), Cocktails are $5 extra.
There will be prizes for best theme dressed couple or person.
All revenue from ticket sales will be destined to a project to be determined by the club.
This year we will have an Early Bird and a late purchase option:
From now till midnight (MDT) June 30, the ticket price is $40/ea
From July 1 till midnight (MDT) July 31, the ticket price is $45/ea
From August 1 till midnight (MDT) August 12, the ticket price is $50/ea
If you have any questions, contact Stephan, the event organizer, 780-977-9327
Technical assistance, contact Hans G. 780-466-5566

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May 03, 2016
New Membership Meeting
Value of Rotary
May 10, 2016
Biviana Velez Perez/Gabriela Pelc
Volunteer Programs - Edmonton Catholic Social Services
May 17, 2016
Emmy Stuebing, EPL/ Conor Pilz, CNIB
Club funding - Thank you.
May 24, 2016
Rob Richardson
Building Bridges to Prosperity Venture
May 31, 2016
Jun 14, 2016
Dmitri Papanicolas
2016 Rotary Convention Recap

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May 3, Setup & Greeter
Docker, Ivan
May 3, Setup & Greeter
Jansen van Vuuren, Stephan
May 3, Door Duty
Pilz, Hans
May 3, Door Duty
Granholm, Hans
May 10, Setup & Greeter
Stefanyk, Don
May 10, Setup & Greeter
Romaniuk, Wally
May 10, Door Duty
Chow, Campbell
May 10, Door Duty
Sutley, Ken
May 17, Setup & Greeter
Sekora, Gene
May 17, Setup & Greeter
Freeman, Dennis
May 17, Door Duty
Jansen van Vuuren, Carin
May 17, Door Duty
Solash, Eric
May 24, Setup & Greeter
Rayner, David
May 24, Setup & Greeter
Germain, Ken
May 24, Door Duty
Campbell, Vince
May 24, Door Duty
Fernando, Des
May 31, Setup & Greeter
Sandercock, Bob
May 31, Setup & Greeter
Germain, Eric
May 31, Door Duty
Basaraba, Rose Marie
May 31, Door Duty
Morley, Rob
Jun 7, Setup & Greeter
Dass, Pradeep
Jun 7, Setup & Greeter
Wedman, Don
Jun 7, Door Duty
Chow, Campbell
Jun 7, Door Duty
Sutley, Ken