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
District Site
Zones 24 & 32
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We can now accept credit cards AND debit cards as payment for the day's luncheon. We also accept payment for membership dues and purchase of book of lunch tickets.
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express and Interac debit.
Since the transaction charge for debit cards (Interac) is only 10 cents compared with 2.65% per credit card transaction, we strongly encourage you to use your debit card.
Please be patient with us as we are learning as we go.
Feedback and questions are welcome.
Hans Granholm

Meals on Wheels Casino

Meals on Wheels and myself would really appreciate any help we can get at our next casino on February 24 and 25. This casino location is at West Edmonton Mall in The Palace Casino which has been renovated this past year. Might be nice to see it.
Positions left as of today are:
One Cashier for Saturday from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm (early shift)
One Countroom for Sunday from 11:00 pm to 3:30 am
Please call Vince at 780 239 3199 or email me at to sign up for this event.
Upcoming Events & Volunteer Opportunities
Stories -- click on story title or 'Read More...' to get the rest of the story.

On Tuesday this week, we heard from Maxine Hetherington, whose classification is Family Physician. Maxine grew up in a family of five children in rural Alberta. Her family then moved to Ontario, where they lived in Sudbury and also Ottawa. She initially studied nursing, but decided that it was not for her, she was more interested in Science, so she went on to study Physiology and eventually gained her PhD in Science. During this time she married, became a mother of two children and then a single mother. She subsequently went on to study Medicine and in 1998, she completed her residency as a Family Physician in Alberta.

She then took a rural locum position, where she did clinical, hospital and emergency work. She said that it was a steep learning curve at first. She loved rural medicine and stayed on practising rural medicine in Leduc County for over seventeen years. During this time, she was living in Edmonton and commuting out to Leduc each day. Recently she decided to move her practice closer to home, so she joined a practise that deals with what she refers to as ‘city diseases’, in Edmonton.

She enjoys cycling, and has cycled in many places around the world. She also enjoys playing golf, but emphasised that she does not keep score. She was prompted to join Rotary in an effort to become more connected to the city, and things that are happening in Edmonton. We would like to welcome her to our Rotary club and look forward to getting to know her better.

At Cape Town International Airport we had a make-up. 
Solved SA’s 🇿🇦political situation- Zuma is out. 
Now off to Zambia 🇿🇲 to see if we can be of assistance. 🤪


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Rotary Interact Club of J. Percy Page High School (JPP) requires transportation by the Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona members to the following special event:

Tuesday, March 20th. Serving dinner at RMH.

Pick up at JPP at 3:30 pm (1530). Deliver to RMH, Return from RMH at 7:00 pm (1900) to JPP.

Rotarians are welcome to attend the events, or just provide rides. Please advise how many passengers you can take.


     MAP TO JPP                                MAP TO RMH

If you have any technical issues, contact Hans Granholm 780-466-5566

Eric Germain
Event organizer

The Rotary Interact Club at J. Percy Page High School has had good school year, and is looking forward to more good meetings and upcoming events in the New Year.
They had good fundraising events at Halloween and Christmas. Their next fundraiser is the Valentine Rose Sale. Roses generously donated by Heather de Kok.
They had two visits to Ronald McDonald House for the Meals that Mend Program, providing the groceries and preparing and serving supper for 100 very grateful people. They have one more trip planned in March to RMH.
The Rotary Interact Club members organized a fall outdoor cleanup of their school grounds and the Millwoods Park. It earned them an Emerald Environmental Award. They plan to have another enviro- project in the spring.
Attention all Rotarians and guests.
It’s my pleasure to be officially launching this season’s End Polio Now campaign with the Edmonton Oil Kings.  

Last year we raised more money to End Polio through Oil Kings tickets than ever before, and Tim Schilds and I have set a goal to beat that number this season.  In fact, Tim wants to hit 1,000 Rotary tickets sold for the 4:00 PM game Sunday, February 25th vs the Swift Current Broncos, which would be a phenomenal accomplishment (and I’d owe him a steak dinner!)

This season we have added a fun social aspect to the event – starting at 3 PM sharp, the North Mezzanine Club will be open exclusively for Rotarians to mix and mingle and get to know one another.  There will also be in-game recognition for the Rotary Clubs in attendance, as well as a cheque presentation celebrating the money raised!

This season, Rotary tickets are $29, with $11 from each ticket sold donated to end the fight against Polio around the world.  Rotarians will be able to purchase tickets by contacting me, purchasing from Tim, or purchasing online via the link below:
Hold CTRL and click the link above and it will take you directly to the correct location.  The promo code is ENDPOLIO

The link above won’t allow purchasers to buy more than 8 tickets at a time, and it works best on desktop or laptop computers (Smartphones and tablets don’t work so well).  If you’re having trouble with the link, or for larger orders please contact me directly via email, or 780-409-2494

Tickets are available starting now, so order soon.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Yours in hockey, 

Jason Adams.
Jason Adams | Nonprofit Account Executive, Group Sales
Edmonton Oil Kings Hockey Club
300-10214 104 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB, T5J 0H6

Audrey Martyn is extending an invitation to form a table at the inaugural Eye Ball Gala in support of Transformative Ophthalmic Patient Care at the Royal Alexandra Hospital

You can open the full brochure HERE

Tickets are $250

For details contact Audrey at; 780 722-4262

The teams are now locked down

The second trading opportunity is the first week of March 

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


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.


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.

Mini Calendar
February 2018
 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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Derek Newman
Feb 20, 2018
Edmonton Community Leagues
Diana Bacon
Feb 27, 2018
Board Governance
February 20 - DOOR
Door 1
de Kok, Heather
Door 2
Solash, Eric
February 20 - SETUP
Setup 1
Lehmann, Hugo
Setup 2
Kuckertz, Harald
February 27 - DOOR
Door 1
Granholm, Hans
Door 2
Peddie, Jim
February 27 - SETUP
Setup 1
Gierach, Len
Setup 2
Lehmann, Hugo
March 06 - DOOR
Door 1
Freeman, Dennis
Door 2
Sveinson, Terry
March 06 - SETUP
Setup 1
Sinclair, Bill
Setup 2
Gierach, Len
March 13 - DOOR
Door 1
Hutton, Donna
Door 2
Wedman, Don
March 13 - SETUP
Setup 1
Milne, Doug
Setup 2
Sinclair, Bill

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