Speakers
Aug 25, 2016
Muriel Grimble
Kids Up Front
Sep 01, 2016
Laura Morie
Rotary District Governor visit
Sep 08, 2016
Kim Quibell
YegTweetUp!
Sep 15, 2016
Tracy Poulin
Edmonton Public Schools Foundation
Sep 29, 2016
Kristin Simpson & Sarah Doolittle
Zebra Child Protection Centre (visit from Fletcher!)
Oct 06, 2016
Jordan Encarnação
Experiences in Brazil as an exchange student
Oct 13, 2016
Krishna Tailor
Chrysalis: An Alberta Society for Citizens with Disabilities
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Past President
Treasurer
Electronic Communication
Director, Membership
Director, Club Services
Assistant Director, Community Services
Director, Community Service
Director, International Service
Director, Rotary Foundation
Director, Fundraising
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Past President
Treasurer
Electronic Communication
Director, Membership
Director, Club Services
Assistant Director, Community Services
Director, Community Service
Director, International Service
Director, Rotary Foundation
Director, Fundraising
 

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Name That Tune

  Click above to find out how the Urban Spirits "Overkill" won Name That Tune competition.

 

 

  

  
 
 
 
No Secret Handshakes, No Funny Hats!  The Urban Spirts Rotary Club is a group of young professionals who meet weekly to provide an opportunity to build friendships, to serve the community and to improve the world.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Seattle and Area Rotary Club share some reasons for joining Rotary!!!
 
 
 
 

 

 

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In December 2013, surgical theatre lights were installed in a major hospital in Lviv thanks to approximatately $65,000 of funding from the Rotary Club (RC) of Edmonton South, RC of Sakai-East (Japan), RC Lviv Ratusha, RC Lviv Leopolis (Ukraine), Rotary District 5370 (Canada), Rotary District 2230 (Ukraine), the Alberta Lottery Fund through the Community Initiatives Program, the Rotary Foundation, and, of course, our club the RC of Edmonton-Urban Spirits.  Over the lifetime of the lights 30,000 - 40,000 patients will benefit from optimum lighting conditions during their surgery leading to better health outcomes.

Thanks to everyone who makes our club tick so funding can be available for projects like this.  Big thanks also to RC Lviv Ratusha for coordinating the installation of the surgical theatre lights, the RC of Edmonton South for setting up the project for us, as well as the Alberta Lottery Fund, both District 5370 and 2230, and the Rotary Foundation for matching funds.

 

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State of the Art Surgery Theatre Lighting Installation

 

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Television Interview Relating to the Lighting Installation

 

 
 
ImageOur 2011-2012 Annual report is now available, click here. This document provides a summary of the activities of the club during the 2011-2012 Rotary year, as well as how we raised and disbursed funds to the charities we support.
 

 
 

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Here it is.... hot off the press.  The highly anticipated Urban Spirits 2010-2011 Annual Report.  Come and get them while there are still available!
 

 

 
 

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District Governor Harry Buddle visits The Urban Spirits Thursday August 4th in our new location! 

 
 
 
Did you know you can do online make up meetings 14 days before or after the meeting you missed?  Just go to http://www.rotaryeclubone.org and read three articles or watch three movies.  When you are done log onto our website and enter in your makeup meeting.   Note you can't enter in make ups for meetings that have not yet occured.
 

 
 
Our member, Richard Korbyl and his business associate Terry Syvenky, were featured in the April-May 2011 district newsletter.
 
 
 
As you see from the Speakers list, I'm hosting a club planning session at our regular meeting on Thursday April 7th. This is your opportunity to help shape the future of our sensational club! We will be doing some group brainstorming on 2 very critical issues: 1) Our Vision for the Urban Spirits. 2) A 10 Year Anniversary Legacy Project.
 
 
 
Our 2009-2010 Annual report is now available, click here. This document provides a summary of the activities of the club during the 2009-2010 Rotary year, as well as how we raised and disbursed funds to the charities we support.
 
 
 
VSDAS has now finished building the Chalabana School and is moving on to building the teacher's residence. Here are pictures taken in June 2010.
 
 
 
With a new Rotary year starting on July 1, we are welcoming a new Rotary board. Thank you to Past-President Kirsten and her 2009-2010 board members for a very successful Rotary year.
 
 
 
A big Urban Spirits welcome to our newest members - Monica Sommer, Heather McCready and Dave Lovely.
 
 
 
Members and supporters work hard all year long to raise funds to support worthwhile projects. Donations have always been generous. Learn what projects we supported in the 2009-2010 Rotary year!
 
 
 
On June 3, we had Kyle Dube from YOUCAN come and speak to us about their programs for youth at risk. YOUCAN is looking for mentors to spend some time with some of their program participants.
 
 
 
We've thought about it...talked about it...and even joked about it, but we never did anything about it...until now. For the longest time, members of the Urban Spirits Rotary Club have always wanted to visit a Las Vegas Rotary Club meeting. Here's the story...
 
 
 
Our club has provided funds for the past two years to the Agape Orphanage in Malawi Africa to help provide a safe and healthy environment for orphaned children. Click here to read their 2009 Christmas Message.
 

 
 

Together, Rotary Clubs from Canada, USA, and Belize are furthering the educational goals of youth.  The awarding of scholarships is described in an article from a local Belizean newspaper, the San Ignacio Star.

 
 
 
Dianne Block, the President and Founder of the Apage Orphanage touched us all with her story and the plight of her orphans in Malawi, Africa. The Agape Orphanage Foundation brings hope through donations to children without hope.
 
 
 
Save the world, one kid at a time! Be sure to check out our Membership Page and become a Friend of the Urban Spirits Rotary Club...
 
 
 
In an attempt to capture all those wonderful Urban Spirits' moments and memories for years to come, we've been slowly saving photos to the website. Visit the Photo Journals section to view the photo collections we have posted so far and if you have photos that we can add, please email them to Carolyn Gregson.
 

 
 
 
 
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Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of August auctions.
 
Speakers
Aug 25, 2016
Muriel Grimble
Kids Up Front
Sep 01, 2016
Laura Morie
Rotary District Governor visit
Sep 08, 2016
Kim Quibell
YegTweetUp!
Sep 15, 2016
Tracy Poulin
Edmonton Public Schools Foundation
Sep 29, 2016
Kristin Simpson & Sarah Doolittle
Zebra Child Protection Centre (visit from Fletcher!)
Oct 06, 2016
Jordan Encarnação
Experiences in Brazil as an exchange student
Oct 13, 2016
Krishna Tailor
Chrysalis: An Alberta Society for Citizens with Disabilities