Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona   


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Thanks for visiting our site! The first ClubRunner site in District 5370

Edmonton Strathcona

"The Friendly Club"

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
German Canadian Cultural Assoc.
8310 Roper Road NW
Edmonton, AB  T6E 6E3

(780) 466-5566
(780) 665-7011
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This is a reminder to the people who were scheduled to either Door Duty or Setup & Greeter for the December date Dec 26.
December 26 we have no noon meeting and obviously we do not require anyone there.
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The stockings were hung by the chimney in care at the Edmonton Golf and Country Club December 5th    , as our Rotary Club celebrated the Christmas Season with our annual dinner and gala. This is always a classy affair, and a lovely venue for our Christmas party with excellent food, drink and service , with it’s nice  Christmas ambience. We had a youth choir singing Christmas carols in the background during our cocktail hour.


The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was Rick Harcourt. He did an admirable job keeping the evening running smoothly, and added some party games to see what table got to go the buffet line first, second, etc. He added some good humour to the evening. One of his best jokes was, “What is worse than Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer with a runny nose? Frosty the Snowman having a hot flash!” He did mix things up by having Ron Dobbin say his eloquent , and surprisingly short grace after dinner.


Stephan Jansen van Vuuren, our Sargent at Arms, also mixed things up, by recognizing a number of Rotarians in the room for their positive contributions to our club over the years. These included Audrey Martin, Dianna Parker, Eric Solash, Hans Granholm, and Betty Germain. He presented them each with a jumbo chocolate toonie coin.


Our Christmas charity of choice was the same as last year, the Shoebox gift program, to provide a box full of toiletries and other items for ladies in women’s shelters in the Edmonton metro region and beyond. The Shoebox lady was at our dinner and spoke about how their program has grown over the last few years, and how excited she was to see all of the Christmas boxes they were receiving from our Rotary Club at the end of the evening. Positively  impacting people’s lives locally and internationally on a daily basis is what Rotarians do best.


Ken Sutley rounded up a Christmas choir spontaneously at the end of the evening to lead the room in singing some classic Christmas carols and to get in the festive spirit.

And as the Rotarians and guests headed home it was heard from above, Merry Christmas to All, and to All a Good Night!



The first trading opportunity is the first week of January 

Welcome to the Rotary Hockey Pool For Polio Eradication, Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona

Here’s some interesting facts about THIS hockey pool!!

Pool is limited to 330 participants, Entry fee is $30, Every entry automatically make a donation of $15 to PolioPlus, Every entry automatically adds $15 to the prize pool, Each team will consist of 3 goalies, 8 defenceman and 12 forwards for a total of 23 players, get rid of those underperforming or injured players during the 2 trade weeks incorporated into the schedule.

Test your hockey knowledge by building your own team from scratch!


To register click here: CLOSED

After registering you will receive an email with a link to the online pool.


Hockey Pool Rules are as follows:


Pool is limited to 330 participants

Entry fee is $30  Registration closes November 30th 2017 11:50 pm

Every entry automatically make a donation of $15 to PolioPlus

Every entry automatically adds $15 to the prize pool

Each team will be made up of 3 goalies, 8 defenceman and 12 forwards for a total of 23 players

** Teams that exceed the above player allocations will be deleted by Admin**


January 1-7th 2018 is a trade week, teams can trade up to 3 players

March 1-7th 2018 is a trade week, teams can trade up to 3 players


Prize Pool is allocated as follows:


40% of accumulated prize pool is paid to the participant with highest overall team score

20% of accumulated prize pool is paid to the participant with the highest performing group of 12 forwards

20% of accumulated prize pool is paid to the participant with the highest performing group of 8 defenceman

10% of accumulated prize pool is paid to the participant with the highest performing group of 3 goalies

10% of accumulated prize pool is paid to online transaction fees.

**Ties in any of the above categories will be split evenly among winners**


AGLC Raffle Licence# 477118
    No tax receipts issued for this event.
That was a great day at Ronald McDonald House on Wednesday November 15!
We made a lovely lasagna dinner for 100 people. Many of the RMH residents young and old, enjoyed our dinner and good company. Thanks to all of our Interact Club members who came out, and our Rotary Club drivers who provided the rides from Percy Page to RMH. We received many compliments from the guests and staff at RMH for providing their “Home For Dinner” meal this evening. Myself and Carin had a nice conversation with a Mom and her 2 year old son ( who liked Carin very much!) from Drayton Valley, who are taking their 6 week baby girl/sister home tomorrow after a medical procedure to help the baby survive. It makes our problems and challenges in life considerably smaller. The purpose of life is a life of purpose.

New Hope School

Our Rotary group has partnered in a joint venture with the Rotary Club of Pretoria to help raise funds for the New Hope School in Pretoria. Patrick Gibson has put together a presentation that he will be making to the other rotary clubs in our area to encourage them to help us with this venture. Our goal is to put enough funding in place for us to be able to apply for a Rotary International matching grant.
Patrick gave us the same presentation he will be making to other local rotary groups. It included a short introduction on the New Hope School, followed by a video that has been prepared by the New Hope School. The New Hope School has been one of the projects of our club for some years now, and most of our members are well aware of the work they do in schooling for handicapped children in the Pretoria area. They provide many services above and beyond the usual schooling activities, such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and many others, as needed by their students.
They receive only basic funding from the local government, so must fundraise to provide these other services. Some of the specific projects our funds could be used for would be a specialised playground, or programs to provide technical skills such as kitchen skills, nail and hair salon skills and sewing skills.  Patrick has also put together a ‘Go Fund Me’ page on the web, on which people can get more information, view the video and make contributions. We will also be adding a link on our Rotary web page to this site.
As you may know RI President Ian Riseley is holding six peacebuilding conferences around the world. The first of these international conferences is close for your members to attend. On February 9-11, 2018 in Vancouver, BC. The presidential peacebuilding conference will examine sustainable global and local environmental practices, and their contributions to peacebuilding and peacemaking.
Participants will discuss the impact of environmental issues on health, fresh air, clean water, vegetation, and food production – and how improved environmental conditions are a fundamental condition of building peace within communities. The conference will bring together community leaders, youth, and representatives from the public, private, and government sectors. Attendees also can participate in a hands-on service project the morning after the conference.
There will be a focus on how Rotary clubs can involve their local community in sustainable projects and peacebuilding.
Members of any Rotary club are to encouraged to attend this important international Rotary event.  
The conference website has a list of keynote speakers, link to book a hotel room, draft program and a link to the registration.  Please visit:
Rotarians from the US, Canada and around the world will come together at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver for this conference. Will your club be represented? 
Thank you for all you do for Rotary and your community,
Chris Offer, PDG
for Rotary Peacebuilding Conference Vancouver


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.

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December 2017
 KIVA Micro Finance
New Hope School, Pretoria
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RC Edmonton Strathcona in partnership with RC Pretoria, SA

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     Upcoming Speakers
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Conor Pilz
Dec 12, 2017
JDC University of Alberta Club
Dimitri Papanicolas
Dec 19, 2017
Classification Talk
Dec 26, 2017
Club is closed
Eric Solash
Jan 02, 2018
Classification Talk
Susan Buxton
Jan 09, 2018
My Experience with Polio
Eric Germain
Jan 16, 2018
Rotary Interact- J Percy Page High School
Tom Duke LLP
Jan 23, 2018
Marijuana in the Workplace
Brittany Beatty
Jan 30, 2018
Operation Eyesight
December 12 - DOOR
Door 1
Germain, Ken
Door 2
Pilz, Hans
December 12 - SETUP
Setup 1
Docker, Ivan
Setup 2
Flesher, Bruce
December 19 - DOOR
Door 1
Freeman, Denny
Door 2
Sveinson, Terry
December 19 - SETUP
Setup 1
Germain, Nicolle
Setup 2
Germain, Eric
December 26 - NO MEETING
January 02 - DOOR
Door 1
Granholm, Hans
Door 2
Peddie, Jim
January 02 - SETUP
Setup 1
Jansen van Vuuren, Carin
Setup 2
Jansen van Vuuren, Stephan

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