December 2016
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Tuesday we heard a message from Janet Riopel, (pictured) CEO of the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce (ECC). She spoke of how we live in changing times, where many of the details are unknown, and how this makes for a very challenging environment for businesses of all kinds.

Changes in the economy, provincial government and even the governments of other countries have resulted in wholesale changes being proposed to many different parts of our economy and the economies of our trading partners. The effects of changes to minimum wages, electricity prices and municipal property taxes to international pipeline approvals and trading agreements are all uncertain at present. All of these changes will directly or indirectly affect many local businesses.

The ECC acts as a spokesperson for their 2300 local business members, to present a collective voice and help to cut through the haze that surrounds us. They do this through researching specific issues and championing policies to decision making groups that will promote the welfare of local businesses. They do this by trying to expand business and investor confidence, expand trade and market opportunities and also by expanding partnership opportunities for local businesses. Some issues that they encourage are innovation, diversification, infrastructure investment, better transportation corridors, and access to other markets, both regional and abroad.

Many companies have chosen Edmonton as their home base. The tenacity and drive of local businesses has allowed them to lead, grow and prosper. When businesses come together, as they do in the ECC, we can help to create the best possible environment for business in Edmonton.

Arch Enterprise and Training Association is holding their next casino on December 10-11, 2016.


We still have a few shifts to fill.

To see where the need is and volunteer, open THIS LINK scroll down and click on the Arch Casino 2016 button.


Maybe these guys should go get in some practice

On behalf of the Superstition Rotary Club you are invited to participate in the Annual Rotary Can-Am Golf Tournament.  This is a fun tournament on one of Arizona's premier golf courses at the Gold Canyon Golf Resort.


While this is a Ryder Cup Format, it is also a Canadian - American Golf Challenge!! I'm campaigning for as many Canadian golfers as possible to play and 'take the cup'! The registration fee is $125 per person or $250 a twosome.


The Challenge is scheduled for January 14, 2017 at Gold Canyon Golf Resort's fantastic Dinosaur Mountain course, 6100 S. Kings Ranch Rd., in Gold Canyon. We look forward to your participation! Attached for your information are complete details regarding the event and registration. For additional information, please feel free to contact the following individuals: Len LaFlesch ( 650-400-7700 or Ryan Duff ( 480-671-5566.




This, the largest fundraiser of the Superstition Mountain Rotary Club, is quickly approaching. Get your registration(s) in. Feel free to pass this information on to others who may want to participate or contribute.



Brenda McCullough

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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No matter where we have travelled in Australia and New Zealand, the presence of Rotary in the local communities is evident.  We spent 3 Days in Paihia, and on the beach just across from the resort where we stayed there was a shower for rinsing off the sand emblazed with the Rotary logo, beside a beautiful playground built by Rotarians.  I had a great time at their meeting, and have enjoyed make-ups at 6 other clubs in Australia and New Zealand.  We are now in Auckland, and our 8-week adventure will soon be over. 

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our meeting on Dec. 13.

'bye for now, Sue & Ivan

Annual Christmas meal for St. Teresa of Calcutta School. 

This event is now fully booked. Thank you to all the volunteers.


The annual Christmas meal is prepared by an area Junior High School for the students and families of St. Teresa.  This is one of the rare opportunities they have to get all families in the (economically challenged) area involved and build community around the school.

They’re looking for up to 10 members of the Edmonton Strathcona Rotary Club to come out and help to prepare and serve the food on site at the school, as well as to do some light set-up if needed (the Grade 6 classes will mostly take care of this part).

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Volunteers required:

YESS Champions Day Breakfast
December 6, 2016 - Tuesday 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM 
Downtown, Chateau Lacombe

What is Champions Day
Champion's Day is YESS' Annual Awareness Day.  It was started a couple of years ago as a way to kick off our annual campaign with maximum impact and to create awareness in Edmonton and all surrounding communities about YESS and the youth that we serve. Our annual campaign raises significant funds for YESS, so untimately, the more people we can reach with info about YESS, the more kids we'll be able to help.  

We need help with the following positions: 

(2) Greeters
(1) Check In
(1) Donation Table
(1) Media Helper
(1) Photographer Helper
(1) Stage Manager Assistant
(2) Set Up
(4) Tear Down

Let me know if you can support YESS by volunteering for any of these position.  Free breakfast and parking available.       Thank you!    

Violet Malbeuf
Volunteer Coordinator
(780) 468-7070 ext. 234
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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Christmas Party - Evening event
Dec 06, 2016
No noon meeting
Cheryl Salter-Roberts, Pilgrims Hosp/ Club AGM
Dec 13, 2016
Childrens Grief Program
Sophie Berube and Pres. Demitri
Dec 20, 2016
Canadian Student Leadership Conference and Board Report
Janet Tryhuba, Exec. Dir., Fort Edm Foundation
Jan 03, 2017
Fort Edmonton Expansion Plans
Dennis Freeman
Jan 10, 2017
Classification Talk
Rotarian Elizabeth Bonkink, Edm. Comm. Foundation
Feb 07, 2017
"Vital Signs"- Changes in our City
Special Event - Lunch at the Zoo
Feb 14, 2017
11:30 - 2pm Lunch, Presentation and Tour at Edmonton Valley Zoo

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de Kok, Heather
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Quilliam, Hal
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Campbell, Vince
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