Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona   


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Edmonton Strathcona

"The Friendly Club"

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Woodvale Facility and Golf Clubhouse
4540 - 50 Street NW
Edmonton, AB  T6L 6B6

(780) 918-1079
(780) 665-7011
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Wings of Providence

Christmas boxes and PJ’s for Wings

This year our Christmas project is to support the women and children staying at Wings over  Christmas. There are 49 women and 100  kids.
We will give gift boxes for the women as in other years and PJ’s for children (sizes 4-12 most needed).
Start collecting now- there are only 6 weeks to put Christmas Party.

Questions call Audrey
YEX 2019-20

Youth Exchange 2019-20

The Rotary Clubs of Edmonton Strathcona and Edmonton South are partnering in the Youth Exchange program for 2019-20.
Click on THIS LINK to open the photo album chronicling the adventures of our inbound student from Denmark, Celina Jensen and our outbound student Stephanie Leach being hosted in France.
Use this short URL to promote the album:
RC Edmonton South, Lynne Fisher: 
RC Edmonton Strathcona, Carin Jansen van Vuuren, 
Stories -- click on story title or 'Read More...' to get the rest of the story.
This week our President Donna Hutton gave us an inspiring update on the Rotary International Convention which she attended in June. Firstly, she said that she would like to thank our club for supporting her in attending this Convention. Donna said that the venue for this Convention was just huge, covering twenty square blocks in Hamburg. She said there were over twenty-seven thousand attendees from over thirty-six hundred clubs around the world. It was so big that just getting from one workshop or presentation to another could be a very long walk of more than thirty minutes, so she had to plan her choices carefully with this in mind. The presentations covered four main topics, leadership, the new strategic plan, the impact of volunteerism and the importance of integrity and innovation.
In the area of leadership, they emphasized that we should all make a personal vow for challenging times that entails asking ourselves, what can I do now to change the world for the better. The outcome will become your legacy, whether good or bad, but it will be something to be proud of as it was undertaken with integrity. Inspired leadership involves demonstrating kindness, friendship, recognition, fairness and truth. Rotary should be a social network for service that creates decisive action.
Rotary’s New Strategic Plan has four pillars for our clubs to strive towards. Increase our impact, Expand our reach, Enhance engagement and Increase our ability to adapt.
Donna told us the Rotary’s world-wide impact on volunteerism is huge. In one year, Rotarians performed forty-five million hours of service, equivalent to eight hundred and fifty million dollars. She said that last year our club alone gave forty-five hundred hours. The challenge is for all Rotarians to do what they love in the service of people who love what they do.
The final topic of Integrity and Innovation involves believing in ourselves and our own ideas and abilities to get things done and encourages us to avoid allowing HIPPO (the highest paid person’s opinion) to take the front seat when we put forward our ideas. When we innovate and try new things we never know where it can take us, but it is worth the journey. We need to make value based decisions, be vulnerable, humble and willing to admit mistakes. We also need to persevere and not walk away from an idea or project when things get tough. A person of integrity expects to be believed because what they speak is the truth. We need to have the courage to do what we believe is right.

WIN House's Christmas Hamper Program

Help sponsor a family this Christmas season!
We currently have 20 families still in need of sponsors. 

Christmas is just around the corner and for many of us this is an exciting time of year; a time when we can enjoy the company of our families and friends. For some though, Christmas can be a time of worry. The Christmas Hamper program supports families who have recently left shelter by giving them a magical Christmas experience.
Are you interested in sponsoring a family?
How do I get involved?
Step 1: Review the form and determine the family size and plan that best suits your budget.
Step 2: Once you have determined the family size you would like to be matched with and the type of plan, submit your form to
Step 3: Once you have submitted your form, we will get to work on matching you up with your preferred family size. Once you are matched, we will contact you by email with your family’s wish list
Step 4: Happy Shopping! It’s time to hit the stores! Take your family’s wish list with you when you shop to use as a guideline. Remember to keep receipts if you require a tax receipt 
Step 5: Hamper drop off dates are December 10th and 11th at the Knights of Columbus Hall (11112-95 A Street) from 9:00am to 9:00pm. Once you have dropped off your gift, our team will put on their reindeer hats and ensure the gifts are delivered to your sponsored family before Christmas Day!
Become A Sponsor - Download Form
YESS Volunteer Call Out 11-26-2019
We need your help for the following:
Event:  Battalion Breakfast – (15 & 41) Service Battalion coming to ARC to bring some holiday cheer.  Hot Breakfast will be served.  Elf will facilitate gifts being given to the YESS youth in attendance.  Youth & Guests invited to look at Military Vehicles and any extra restored older military vehicles that the Battalion may bring.
Address:  10310 85 Avenue, Edm.
Date:  December 8th, 2019 Sunday
Time:  8:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Volunteers Required: 6 total;                
2 -Greeting/Doors/Shovel & Salt walkway & stairs (if it snows), Mop floor, assist with tear down at end of event at the Armoury
2 – Kitchen assistance to help make the Coffee/Hot Chocolate/Tea and set up of Buffet Table and Refreshments Station, assist with tear down at end of event.
2 – Set up Tables/chairs on main Floor & Tear Down of Tables/Chairs at end of event.
Please let me know if you are available to help.  Thank you.  780-468-7070
We are still in urgent need of volunteers to help in our kitchen at Whyte Avenue.  The YESS kitchen is undergoing a major renovation and we will still be preparing all the meals for our youth.   It could be a great opportunity to learn new skills.
                . You could be asked to make or prep salad’s, potatoes, vegetables, tray desserts, crack eggs,
                  make sandwiches. 
                . Organize fridge, freezer and pantry.   Sweep and mop floors, take out garbage/recycling and
                  help transport food between locations. 
Shifts:  Monday To Fridays starting Nov. 27 (9 AM to Noon) to Dec. 13th
Address: 9310 82 Avenue, Edm.
Dress Code:  Closed shoe’s, hair tied back
We are also in search of volunteer Tutors, for Math 30 and Math 10.   Our youth are preparing for exams and would be grateful for any help working on their studies over the next couple months.   Flexible 3 hour shifts available.  Please let me know if you can help in any way.   Thank yo                                                                _____________________________ 
We need a volunteer on Monday and Wednesday Mornings (9 to Noon) starting Dec.  9th, 2019. The task would be sorting Christmas donations here at Whyte Ave. through to Dec. 30th.
If you or anyone you know would be interested in volunteering for any of these opportunities, please let me know  or 780-468-7070.
The JSCC (10052-117 St., Edmonton) is sponsoring a series of free guided conversations with both Jewish and Indigenous presenters dealing with the loss of culture which may be of interest to many of our members. Please call their office at 780-488-4241 for further information. Here is a selection of some of their offerings:
Nov 25
Dec 2
1-3 pm
Living with Loss
Jan 13
Jan 20
1-3 pm
Feb 3
Feb 10
1-3 pm
Image and Reality
Mar 16
Mar 23
1-3 pm
Living in Two Worlds
Apr 27
May 4
1-3 pm
Food and Power


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 2019
 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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Xmas Party at U of A Faculty Club
Dec 17, 2019
Fun and Fellowship
no meeting XMAS
Dec 24, 2019
Club Member Tasks
Dec 17 - DOOR
Door 1
Wedman, Don
Door 2
Sveinson, Terry
Dec 17 - SETUP
Setup 1
Peddie, Karen
Setup 2
Quilliam, Hal
Jan 7 - Door
Door 1
de Kok, Heather
Door 2
Solash, Eric
Jan 7 - Setup
Setup 1
Hegan, Maggi
Setup 2
Jansen van Vuuren, Stephan
Jan 14 - DOOR
Door 1
Lumanlan, Loida
Door 2
Mouris, Bill
Jan 14 - SETUP
Setup 1
Henry, Don
Setup 2
Stefanyk, Don
Jan 21 - DOOR
Door 1
Campbell, Vince
Door 2
Sveinson, Terry
Jan 21 - SETUP
Setup 1
Sandercock, Bob
Setup 2
Henry, Don
Jan 28 - DOOR
Door 1
Granholm, Hans
Door 2
Papanicolas, Dimitri
Jan 28 - SETUP
Setup 1
Harcourt, Rick
Setup 2
Sandercock, Bob
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