Rotary Club of
Edmonton Strathcona

 "The Friendly Club"


October 2015

 KIVA Micro Finance


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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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Kristy Russ tackles the pill prescribers
After 15 years of prescribing medicine to patients, Kristy felt that symptoms were being treated while drug side effects and the original cause of unwellness was being overlooked or further medicated.
Here are the 5 areas to consider when wanting to return to a healthy self:
- Diet: Lose cravings with better food choices.
- Nutrition: Recommended Daily Allowance figures in the food guides is unrealistic. 22,000 daily calories are   required to meet the recommendations. 97% of us don't meet them anyway.
- Excersize: Metabolic changes make your body protect itself in different ways. Too much work will make fat storage important.
- Stress Management: Linked with "Getting Good Sleep", means take it easy and lose the stress.
- Balanced Hormones: One will work against the others if you are supplementing from somewhere else.
Very informative and helpful talk in a short time.

Karen Good from Youth Support Services Society is the scheduled speaker for Tuesday, October 6th when she will be giving us an update on the status of The Youth Empowerment & Support Services. YESS are inviting our support with a special request of juice boxes, granola bars, and deodorant. Their goal is to collect 700 of each by October 15th. I will be collecting whatever donations you wish to bring to the meeting and will present them to Karen at that time. Your support would be appreciated.
NOTE: This request from our community partner, YESS, was not directed at this club exclusively. YESS approached all their partners in the community. Therefore, do not fell obligated to clean out the shelves at Costco. (Publ.)

Rose Marie Basaraba


Carin van Vuuren submitted the following cover for the photos she submitted.
View the 2015 Oktoberfest photo album and start the slide show.
Here is some "evidence" of the great time had by all last night, September 26th, at the Oktoberfest held at the home of Skip & Caren Kerr.
Over 60 people attended the event and ALL the proceeds were donated to the Edmonton Library to purchase Early Literacy Kits. A cheque in the amount of $2500 was presented to Emmy Stuebing, Associate Director of Fund Development of the Edmonton Library.
Skip and Caren treated us to a pig on the spit, German sausage, beans, beer, wine, desert and we have to admit the event ran with a "German precision". The best dressed couple was definitely Hugo & Lucie Lehmann.

Dear Fellow Rotarians,
The life blood of our Rotary Club and Rotary International heading into the future is the successful recruitment and retention of new Rotary Club members. As time marches on, it is imperative that we are all actively identifying prospective new Rotary Club members, and inviting them out to our weekly club meetings.
Part of our recruiting initiative over the last couple of years, has been to have  special lunch meetings devoted to inviting prospective new members to introduce them to our club, and to provide some insight into the benefits of joining Rotary. We have been holding these traditionally in the spring and the fall, with good results.
We are excited to announce our next Prospective New Members luncheon will be held on Tuesday November 3, 2015, and will coincide with our annual visit by our Rotary District Governor. Our District Governor this year is Tim Schilds, who is a dynamic speaker and is very good at highlighting the great work that Rotary is doing locally and internationally. We think this would be a great way to introduce prospective new members to Rotary.
I challenge all of our active Rotary Club members to invite a friend, colleague, family member or just someone you may know who would appreciate Rotary. The lunch cost for any prospective member will be picked up by our Rotary Club.
In fact we would like to extend our offer of a free lunch to any prospective member for any regular Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona lunch meeting, until further notice, to encourage the attendance of prospective new members throughout the year. We have attached an invitation letter for you to send out to anyone who may be interested in Rotary. Please RSVP to myself directly with the names of any prospective members who will be joining us for our lunch meeting on November 3rd.
Warmest Rotary Regards,
Eric Germain
Director Club Membership

We will be meeting after the September 29 meeting to update and revisit the Wheelchair Program our club has pushed forward for the past 8 years.
Peter DeNooy and Linda Whitehead from Wheelchair Canada will be here. 
Help us to dedicate our time, talent and treasure towards the best, sustainable manner.
We could use committee members from our club and others in the district.
Can you help? 

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Oct 20, 2015
David Greer
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Club Member
Weekly Responsibilities
Duty Roster

Duty Roster
Oct 6, Setup & Greeter
Germain, Ken
Oct 6, Setup & Greeter
Freeman, Dennis
Oct 6, Door Duty
Chow, Campbell
Oct 6, Door Duty
Granholm, Hans
Oct 13, Setup & Greeter
Papanicolas, Dimitri
Oct 13, Setup & Greeter
Sandercock, Bob
Oct 13, Door Duty
Basaraba, Rose Marie
Oct 13, Door Duty
Morley, Rob
Oct 20, Setup & Greeter
Sutley, Ken
Oct 20, Setup & Greeter
Dobbin, Ron
Oct 20, Door Duty
Pilz, Hans
Oct 20, Door Duty
Granholm, Hans
Oct 27, Setup & Greeter
Harcourt, Rick
Oct 27, Setup & Greeter
Germain, Eric
Oct 27, Door Duty
Jansen van Vuuren, Carin
Oct 27, Door Duty
Solash, Eric
Nov 3, Setup & Greeter
Gierach, Len
Nov 3, Setup & Greeter
Henry, Don
Nov 3, Door Duty
Basaraba, Rose Marie
Nov 3, Door Duty
Morley, Rob
Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona
c/o German Canadian Cultural Association
8310 Roper Road NW
Edmonton, AB  T6E 6E3