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8310 Roper Road NW
Edmonton, AB  T6E 6E3

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Greek Social Jan 17, 2017
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This week we changed our meeting up a little and spent a delightful social evening with a presentation on the trip to Greece, taken last fall by some of our members, family and friends.

It was held in the Ellerslie Rugby Club Hall, and as it was an evening function, we could have beer and wine available. Dimitri Papanicoulas gave an introduction to the trip, which he had organised, Ken Sutley presented an overview of the trip, complemented by a slide presentation and Donna Hutton spoke about the Rotary functions they had attended while in Greece, and talked about the school for handicapped that they visited.

It made for a nice social evening, with many spouses and friends in attendance, that was enjoyed by all.

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On Sunday January 22 the Edmonton Oil Kings scored big time at the new Rogers Place with the End Polio Now campaign. Unfortunately, they did not register a score on the scoreboard as they fell 2-0 to the Moose Jaw Warriors.
The photos (by Carin van Vuuren) show the Oil Kings present a cheque in the amount of $5,200+ to our member and District Polio Plus Chair, Patrick Gibson. Well done Patrick. I believe we set another attendance record with close to 600 Rotarians, family and friends in the seats.
After the 2016 successful Tour of Greece there has been an interest in a repeat. If you or acquaintances of yours are interested in participating in an 8 to 10 days bus tour of Greece please send an e-mail to Dimitri Papanicolas at dpapanicolas@outlook.com in order to receive more information. The number of participants should not exceed 20, on first come first saved basis. We will also connect with a few Rotary Clubs during the trip and see if we can organize a visit. The tour is open to non-Rotarian too.
The tour will take place in the mainland visiting archeological sites, religious sites, overall site seeing (see map) and of course some local food, wine, ouzo and shopping. Island and cruise tours can be organized separately before or after the tour.

Anyone is welcome to sign up
Every year, the Ice on Whyte Festival grabs Canadian winter by the snowballs and carves it into a wicked combo of ice and art. Just imagine, 155,000 pounds of ice is dumped just to prep for this week long party – on purpose! So, get your toque on and come down to the International Ice Carving Competition, ride a gigantic ice slide, or learn to carve ice just like a pro. One of the hottest shows is on the last night, where you’ll see fire melt an ice sculpture right back into H20. You’ll be right in your element. Get it?
In honour of Canada turning the big 150 in 2017, some historically iconic Canadian characters will be making a special appearance at the End of Steel Park during the festival. Don't just imagine what life was like for Canada’s ancestors, see for yourself! Listen to stories about Edmonton from fur trading pioneers like Richard Hardisty or hear from Margaret Martin about what life was like for women before they had the right to vote. Experience the stories of ordinary people that shaped our country in a unique and extraordinary way.
- See more information about the volunteer opportunities and to sign up, visit: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/399/Event/ice-on-whyte-2016#sthash.rGaMMBX3.dpuf

You don't want to miss this great opportunity to mingle and get to know your fellow Rotarians and partners.

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"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?"

January 28th

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner is a social program of the Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona. It is designed to provide an opportunity for Club members and spouses/companions to meet other Club members in an informal, social, small group setting.

Typically a Member would Host one month and be a Guest for two months. All Members are encouraged to participate - even if for only one month. The visitors should expect anything from spaghetti or pizza to steaks. The most important part of this program is the fellowship and the opportunity to get to know each other better.

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

Members are reminded about the District Volunteer Security Policy, DOWNLOAD HERE.
This policy was generated from the requirement of our insurance company providing liability coverage in case of issues arising from members and non-Rotarians working with youth and other vulnerable members of our society.
The policy provides that all involved Rotarians and non-Rotarians complete a vulnerable persons police check.  See below or click 'Read more...'
Contact Hans Granholm, 780-466-5566 for more information.
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With the number of members in this club either owning or operating a business, we are getting a very poor interest in this nice little generator of funds for the club.
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Terri Duncan Exec Dir. Children's Autism Services
Jan 24, 2017
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Rotarian Elizabeth Bonkink, Edm. Comm. Foundation
Feb 07, 2017
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Special Event - Lunch at the Zoo
Feb 14, 2017
11:30 - 2pm Lunch, Presentation and Tour at Edmonton Valley Zoo
Harald Kuckertz
Feb 28, 2017
Classification Talk
Heather Stewart, Pres., BBE Expediting
Mar 07, 2017
Cargo Connection to the North
Robert Oswell, Chairman and CEO, Roswell Global
Mar 14, 2017
"Building Products that Make People Happy"
Tom Cockle - Artist, Historian, Craftsman
Mar 21, 2017
A most original hobby
Joan Baker, Vice Pres, YMCA Northern Alberta
Apr 04, 2017
The work of the YMCA

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Jan 24, Setup & Greeter
Freeman, Dennis
Jan 24, Setup & Greeter
Henry, Don
Jan 24, Door Duty
Wedman, Don
Jan 24, Door Duty
Chow, Campbell
Jan 31, Setup & Greeter
Docker, Ivan
Jan 31, Setup & Greeter
Jansen van Vuuren, Stephan
Jan 31, Door Duty
Pilz, Hans
Jan 31, Door Duty
Solash, Eric
Feb 7, Setup & Greeter
Stefanyk, Don
Feb 7, Setup & Greeter
Peddie, Jim
Feb 7, Door Duty
Granholm, Hans
Feb 7, Door Duty
Campbell, Vince
Feb 14, Setup & Greeter
Sekora, Gene
Feb 14, Setup & Greeter
Freeman, Dennis
Feb 14, Door Duty
Wedman, Don
Feb 14, Door Duty
Solash, Eric
Feb 21, Setup & Greeter
Rayner, David
Feb 21, Setup & Greeter
Germain, Ken
Feb 21, Door Duty
Sutley, Ken
Feb 21, Door Duty
Wedman, Don
Feb 28, Setup & Greeter
Sandercock, Bob
Feb 28, Setup & Greeter
Germain, Eric
Feb 28, Door Duty
Granholm, Hans
Feb 28, Door Duty
Pilz, Hans
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