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It is with great regret and sorrow we pass on the sad news that Carin's father, Jan van Zyl died last week. Carin was contacted and set out immediately, but did not make it in time. President Stephan followed last Saturday. Stephan expects to be back for our September 16th meeting.
Jan van Zyl was a member of the Pretoria Rotary Club and a Past District Governor of district 9400.
Many of us were fortunate to meet this warm and caring man, both in South Africa and during his frequent visits to Alberta.
It was a very proud and emotional father who participated in the induction of his daughter, Carin, as our newest member here in July.
Jan van Zyl will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Our sincere condolences go out to Carin, her mother and her family.
Neil McQuay from the Alberta Government spoke of the successes
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Balikbyan Project Philippine
Also attending was Linda Robertson the DG and Tim and Sally Shilds DGE. and Laurie Hawn, M.P.
All attendees enjoyed lunch.
Monday saw the local deliveries of several chairs as seen in the attached photos. All were pleased to be helped as we were pleased to be helping.
Thanks Raymond Merhej for the hard work that went into this week. Raymond, Peter DeNooy and Dmitri Papanocolas were surprised and Very Pleased to receive a $10,000.00 cheque from our club towards the WPAC wheelchair facility project in Dominican Republic, slated to begin operation by July 2015.
Please give it some thought. Let President Stephanus know.
Take a Bold Step: Participate in a Poverty Simulation
How would you deal with a life in poverty? You are invited to participate in a community Poverty Simulation, which is coordinated by the United Way of the Alberta Capital Region. This is a powerful opportunity to experience what it may be like to live in poverty and the challenging decisions people are faced with every day. Considering so many of our Rotary Club projects and initiatives align with lifting people out of poverty, this is a great opportunity for us to get an idea of what it may be like to walk in their shoes.
The Kiva Lending Team: Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona is on the move! We've already funded 32 loans, (UPDATE AUGUST 9...60 Loans!)
Go to our Kiva page http://www.kiva.org/team/rotary_club_of_edmonton_Strathcona
Join us and participate in the fun!
>>> PLEASE LOOK AT THIS ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY <<<
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.
Are the rates too steep? I don't think so, but if you do, please let us know.
If you have any bright ideas on how to promote this little initiative, please speak up.