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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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Hans Granholm; phone: +1-780-466-5566 any time.

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Connor Pilz, Manager, Major Giving with CNIB, was smartly introduced at our Feb 2nd meeting by his dad and club member, Hans.
Connor gave an excellent presentation on the subject of a 3-D printer CNIB has been longing for, and with some assistance of this club and one of our members in particular, Fritz Koenig, they now have the major equipment on order.
His talk went into a detailed description of the functionality of a 3-D printer and it is absolutely amazing. Talk about technology on the edge! Read more about 3 D printing.
In the fall of 2015, a Southgate Centre exhibition of original 3-D paintings of dutch master Vincent van Gogh was on display. What was unique about the exhibition was that the public was encouraged to touch and feel the painting, something you could never do on the original canvas. Connor explained that the 3-D reproduction was so precise it actually included the natural cracks in the old paint.
Clients of CNIB were encouraged to 'feel' the 'paintings' and in a relatively short order they were able to comment on the scene and make comparisons with personal encounters of similar scenes.
This is truly an eye opener for the sight challenged members of our society.

Click on image to play a short video aired on Global News in November 2015

YONA Newsletter: January 2016
Symphony Under the Sky 2015
We are very excited to announce our new website, made possible by a generous grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, launches today and we wanted you to be the first to know! Click here to check out the new site.
To see what we’ve been up to for the past few months, Click here to see our latest edition of Quarter Notes, our quarterly YONA newsletter.
Thank you to everyone who came to our OPUS fundraiser last week and helped us raise $20,000!
The YONA students were thrilled to take the main stage of the Winspear and play for you with Tommy Banks and our ESO musician ambassadors. 
Erin MulcairPatron Relations Manager
Winspear Centre
ph: 780-401-2539; fax: 780-425-0167

Seema Rajani, MSc
Research Assistant, Advance Care Planning CRIO Program
University of Calgary
Rm 3E44, TRW Building, 3280 Hospital Dr. NW, Calgary, AB, CANADA T2N 4Z6
Phone: (403) 210-8870
Fax: (403) 210-3818

Brad Smid, P.Eng., our speaker on January 26th, pictured above, is the City of Edmonton's Project Director for Edmonton's Valley Line Stage 1; a 13 km urban-style, low-floor LRT system which will run from downtown to southeast Edmonton. The Valley Line is the City's largest infrastructure project to date, and its first project to be delivered as a Public-Private-Partnership (P3).

Brad has been involved in the implementation of Edmonton's recent LRT expansion projects, including the South LRT (Capital Line), North LRT (Metro Line), and Southeast LRT (Valley Line). 
Construction is scheduled to start here in 2016 and we were given an inauguration date of December 15th 2020. Put a mark in your calendar!

We need chaperones to facilitate interact Club members from Victoria School and Lillian Osborne School to go to Belize City for a playground build project. 
We need 2 chaperones for this trip, and if we cannot find 2 chaperones the Interactors will not be able to participate in this project.
The group will leave on February 19th and return on February 27th. There are 6 to 8 students, all female, that are planning to go.
This is an opportunity to participate in an international service project as well as mentor these young people as ambassadors for Rotary and for Canada.. They are in the final stages of planning for this trip.

Special offers exclusively for Rotarians

We would like to take this opportunity as the new year starts, to remind you about Rotary Global Rewards, our member benefit program featuring special offers that allow you to do a lot more for a lot less—no matter what you’re doing. 
Whether you’re working on your club’s community projects, enjoying a night out with friends or sharing your Rotary story with someone new, you can take advantage of discounts and special offers on  airfare, hotels, vehicle rentals, and entertainment.
Ken Germain in his younger days
We want to thank Ken Germain for his tremendous contribution to keep members posted about news items, opportunities, stories and light entertainment for the last several years.
I am not trying to fill his shoes, I never could, but we can't ignore the power of information sharing and as most of you know, communication is my bag, so I'm plugging along, but I need your help.
Please forward stories, information and news you would like to share. I like to publish Friday morning, so call it Thursday evening as the deadline for submissions.
You can submit material in just about any format, but try and avoid PDF documents as it is very difficult to re-format. Pictures: any format. (Publ.)
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Sutley, Ken
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Docker, Ivan
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Pilz, Hans
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Granholm, Hans
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Rayner, David
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Germain, Ken
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Campbell, Vince
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Solash, Eric
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Sandercock, Bob
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Germain, Eric
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Basaraba, Rose Marie
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Morley, Rob
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Freeman, Dennis
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Wedman, Don
Mar 8, Door Duty
Chow, Campbell
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Granholm, Hans
Mar 15, Setup & Greeter
Docker, Ivan
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Hughes, Vi
Mar 15, Door Duty
Chow, Campbell
Mar 15, Door Duty
Granholm, Hans