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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
Canada

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Hockey Pool 2018-19

Hockey Pool

Welcome to the Rotary Hockey Pool For Polio Eradication

You are invited to enter the 2nd annual Rotary Hockey Pool For Polio Eradication sponsored by the Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona.

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

You could win up to $1750, 4 prize pools, Pool is limited to 500 participants, Entry fee is $20, Every entry automatically makes a donation of $10 to PolioPlus, Every entry automatically adds $10 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 3 trade weeks incorporated into the schedule.

You will also be able to add 50/50 tickets to your purchase with or without entering the hockey pool.

Build your own team from scratch!  It’s easy!!

To register or access the 50/50 draw click here:  
tinyurl.com/HockeyPool1819
 

AGLC Hockey Pool Licence 505230        AGLC 50/50 Licence 505241          No tax receipts issued for this event

 
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On behalf of the editorial staff, we wish all of you a very Happy Christmas and a healthy and fulfilling New Year. the next e-Strathconian will be January 11th 2019.
 
Please be reminded that we will not meet on December 25th and January 1st. Our next meeting will be on January 8th, 2019.
 
 
This wonderfull story appears on the Rotary Club of Edmonton South website
 

Youth Exchange Update - Monica Blanco Rivero

What happens after a Rotary Youth Exchange student goes back home?
Monica Blanco Rivero was co-sponsored by our club, Edmonton South and the Strathcona Club in 2014-2015

 

Hello to everyone, I’m Monica for the ones who don’t know me and I am currently 20 years old. I was an exchange student in 2014-2015 from Bolivia, I was hosted by two clubs, the Edmonton South and Edmonton Strathcona. In both clubs I met awesome people, which with some of them I still keep in touch with. I’m going to tell you a little bit what I have been doing since I got back from Canada. 

I got back to Bolivia in July 2015, and I graduated high school in December of that year, I had to hustle a little bit with my courses if I wanted to graduate with my class, it wasn’t easy but I did it.

In February of 2016 I moved to Brazil to go to university. I live in a small town called Uberaba in the state of Minas Gerais. I live with 4 other girls, which two of them are my friends from school, and the other two I met them here. I’m currently studying Zootechnics, its basicly the science concerned in breeding animals. Right now, I’m about to finish my 6th semester out of 9. Here in Brazil I have learned so many things, like cooking, Portuguese, etc. And I had the chance to explore several cities, and share some unbelievable experiences with the friends I have met here.

I'm still not quite sure what am I going to do once I finish school, not sure if I am going straight to work or keep studying, but I guess I´ll figure it out once I get there. 

So far that is how my life turned out, and I am excited for what the future holds me. Im hoping to visit you really soon and get to hear what you have been up to these years. 

Forgive me for my English, I am a little bit rusty, haven’t used it in a while, haha. I hope everybody is doing well, sending you my best regards, take care!

Monica

 
Rotary Interact Club of J. Percy Page High School Provides the “Meals That Mend” Dinner for Ronald McDonald House
 
The Rotary Interact Club of J. Percy Page High School visited Ronald McDonald House (RMH) on Thursday December 6, 2018. They provided the groceries, prepared and served dinner for an Italian Feast  featuring a lasagna dinner for 100 people, while spreading holiday cheer to all. They also did some house chores, and cleaned up, including preparing dinner packages for families returning later in the evening from the hospitals.
 
The Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona provided the groceries and the drivers to transport the Interactors to RMH and back to the school. Thanks to our drivers Hans Granholm, Ken Germain, Dennis Freeman and Vince Campbell. Also a special thankyou to our great Percy Page  school teachers with our Rotary Interact Club, Karen Huculak and Taso Garanis ,who were out in full force for the evening.
 
RMH has 35 family rooms that are always full, with a waiting list, for sick children from across Canada who are receiving treatments from the excellent children’s hospital services in Edmonton. Year to date for 2018, 360 families have stayed at RMH with up to 5 family members in a room. The average stay is 26 to 32 days, with over 11,000 individual family member overnight stay days in 2018, with the better part of December to go. The cross section of families at RMH illustrates that a full spectrum of Canadians from every background, require access to a home away from home for sick children and their families. The staff and volunteers at RMH are a pleasure to work with, including Matt Mang, Executive Chef & Meals Coordinator.
 
Thanks to all who donated to the recent Amarok appeal. 
More emphasis will be put on corporate sponsors who can match our efforts and contributions.
 
I thought you'd like to hear that things seem to be picking up for Amarok Society.

We're likely opening either 3 or 4 more schools this year in Bangladesh in partnerships with Rotary Clubs there, which will make a big difference. And there are other North American business partnerships we're starting to form which is part of our plan to broaden our funding support. At some point, once our revenue grows even more, we'll probably hire a social media expert (part time) to start to build more support from individuals "adopting" mothers and other things. So, we can see 2019 is off to an exciting start.
 
 
 
Please read the article and decide if your family has a desire to positively impact the lives of Mothers and Daughters in Bangladesh. 
They become teachers in the slums by the hundreds!
 

Democracy isn't a Pizza.

                                    It's a Tree.

Ostensibly, democracy is one of the chief exports of the western world. It’s conflated with freedom and is seen as inherently valuable for its own sake. There’s also a belief that once democracy is introduced to a country, the citizens will use it to resolve all the country’s problems.
But Democracy isn’t a pizza: we can’t just deliver it to a society’s doorstep, never giving a thought to what’s on the other side of that door. Democracy, rather, is a tree that we’re transplanting: it requires numerous other factors to help it thrive. An uninformed public, for instance, can’t exercise an effective democracy. Likewise, a corrupt government can stand in the way of fair processes and accessibility. It takes more than the advent of an election to realize the democratic ideal.
Rupa never used to leave her slum. This isn’t strange; none of the women there felt comfortable venturing far from their home. Mobility was just one more privilege of men. She couldn’t read, either. I know that her city, Dhaka, has municipal elections, but how on earth that practically functions in the slums is beyond me, where most people can’t read, almost half of the voting-age population feels repressed by the other half, and even something as simple as going for a walk can be problematic. How does unbiased information find its way into such a place? How does an informed, representative vote come out?
 
 
 
 
As you may have heard, our club is planning the 2nd Annual Rotary's Got Talent. DG Ingrid Neitsch has agreed to come back as a "celebrity judge."
 
We'd love to see this become an annual event that brings Rotarians across the district together. Last year, members from several clubs performed and attended, and we're hoping to build upon that fellowship.
 
So, I have two simple requests:

1) Could you pass the word on to your members that we've got room for a few more acts? Any kind of talent is welcome, so musicians, singers, comedians, magicians, jugglers . . . really, any kind of talent is welcome, and it could be Rotarians themselves who perform, or it could be their spouses, partners, children, friends. It could be solo performers or duos or trios or small groups/troupes. If anyone wants to perform, just tell them to contact me at pauldusseault@outlook.com and I'll pass their contact information on to our talent coordinator.

2) Could you send out the attached poster (pdf and jpeg attached) about the event to your members to encourage them to attend? It's a family-friendly event, so they can bring their families, their relatives, their friends. It's simply a fun evening that brings Rotarians together and generates awareness of Rotary. By the way, as you can see from the poster, profits from the event are going to Operation Friendship, to support programs for our city's underprivileged and homeless seniors. 
 
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Visit Greece with the Greek anyone?

Posted by Dimitri Papanicolas on 16 November 2018
 
INQUIRY FOR INTEREST FOR A TRIP TO GREECE IN SEPTEMBER 2019
 
After two successful Tours of Greece in 2016 and 2018, a couple of club members have asked me if I will be organizing a tour in September 2019. I would like to have an idea of how many members of our club (and their friends) will be interested in participating. The bus tour is about 10 days and takes place in the middle of September. If interested in participating, please send an e-mail to Dimitri Papanicolas at 
dpapanicolas@outlook.com . The number of participants is in the order of 20, on first come first served basis. We will also connect with a few Rotary Clubs during the trip. Of course, the tour is open to non-Rotarian too.
 
The tour will take place in the mainland visiting archeological sites, religious sites, overall site seeing (see map) and of course some local food, wine, ouzo and shopping. Island and cruise tours can be organized separately before or after the tour.
 

 

 
The Rotary Club of Bakersfield California thinks they can bring more people to a Condors game then we can to an Oil Kings game....REALLY???  
 
 
Can't make this game....buy a 4 ticket voucher ($100) to any Oil Kings game this season.
Don't like hockey... you can still support the cause by buying 4 tickets ($100) and donating back to OEG's "classrooms and hockey" program.
 
 
 
Thanks to Harald Kuckertz for capturing this video during a make-up meeting to the Rotary eClub of the South West USA
 
 
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>>> PLEASE LOOK AT THIS ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY <<<

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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     Upcoming Speakers
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Tim Loreman, President of Concordia University
Dec 18, 2018
Towards Concordia 2021: 100 years of change.
No Meeting
Dec 25, 2018
Holiday closure
No Meeting
Jan 01, 2019
Holiday closure
Caitlyn Fleming
Jan 08, 2019
Meals on Wheels
Mike Wade and Ed Boraz
Jan 15, 2019
Artificial Intelligence
Shannon Gill
Jan 22, 2019
Heather De Kok
Jan 29, 2019
Charles Teeuwsen
Feb 05, 2019
What is Competition Aerobatics?
 
Dec 18 - DOOR
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Freeman, Dennis
 
Door 2
Sveinson, Terry
 
Dec 18 - SETUP
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Docker, Ivan
 
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Lilly, Sam
 
Jan 8 - DOOR
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de Kok, Heather
 
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Solash, Eric
 
Jan 8 - SETUP
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Hegan, Maggi
 
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Jansen van Vuuren, Stephan
 
Jan 15 - DOOR
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Henry, Don
 
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Stefanyk, Don
 
Jan 15 - SETUP
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Lumanlan, Loida
 
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Mouris, Bill
 
Jan 22 - DOOR
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Freeman, Dennis
 
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Sveinson, Terry
 
Jan 22 - SETUP
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Hilderman, Lloyd
 
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Henry, Don
 
 

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