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Edmonton Strathcona

"The Friendly Club"

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Woodvale Facility and Golf Clubhouse
4540 - 50 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T6L 6B6
Canada
Phone:
(780) 918-1079
Fax:
(780) 665-7011
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Our Price for 2022 Flags is changing to $60 per year.
 
From now until December 31 you can pay for the 2022 flag year and the cost will be just $50.00.
 
Starting January 1 the cost will be $60.00.
 
Our Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday 14 Dec at 12 noon.
 
This will then be followed by a Christmas Dinner and Party at 1:00 pm at the Woodvale Facility
 
Please register for this online as usual.
We would like to congratulate Rose Marie Basaraba who was the winner of our latest Chase the Ace fundraiser for our Community Foundation which is used to fund our Student Scholarship program. 
Nov 22, Rotary Club of Edmonton Downtown
 
We would like to extend an invitation to all Edmonton area Rotarians to attend the Rotary Club of Edmonton (Downtown)’s annual Step Up To The Plate Luncheon at noon on Monday, November 22.
This year’s key note speaker will be country music star Paul Brandt, chair of the provincial government’s task force on human trafficking. The primary beneficiary of the funds raised will be the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation ICEASES).
 
There are both in person (at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel) and on-line options
 
Tickets are $75 which will earn a $30 tax receipt. Get tickets at:  stepup2021rotary.eventbrite.ca.
 
If you can’t attend, you can also support this worthwhile cause by purchasing tickets on our wine tree at  https://www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/rotaryclubedmonton .
 
Or by bidding on one of the attractive items in the online auction at  https://www.32auctions.com/StepUpRotary2021
 
Our Student Scholarship this year has been awarded to Alleya Bourne, a member of the University of Alberta Rotaract club at the U of A. She is studying for a Bachelors degree in Neuroscience with the goal of becoming a naturopath.
The Foundation is Rotary's fund raising charitable arm to" Do Good in the World".
Donations can be to the Annual Fund, Polio Plus Fund, endowment fund, bequest fund or as a benefactor.
 
Your donation to the funds will be given a tax receipt so you will get a reduction on your taxes by the government.
The focus areas of the foundation are:
 
1. Promoting peace and conflict resolution.
2. Fighting disease
3. Providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene
4. Supporting education
5. Growing local economies
6. Supporting the environment
 
The aim of the foundation is to have "Every Rotarian Every Year" donate at least $25 US toward the above areas of focus. That is only about $1 per day Canadian $ for one month or 10 cents per day for a year.
Please research the Foundation by going to My Rotary web site.
There is extensive information there.
 
Means of donating:
 
1. Rotary Direct which is an automatic donation via credit card monthly, quarterly or annually.
2. Phone direct at toll free 1 866 976-8279 to The Rotary Foundation Canada
3. By mailing a cheque to the foundation or the foundation chair
4. On line at rotary.org/donate
 
Donations will be credited to your account and a Paul Harris recognition will be given to you for every $1,000 US
that you donate over one or several years.
 
Don't put it off or I will be contacting you every month!!!
 
Our club is one of the highest contributors per member to the Foundation. Lets keep that up this Rotary year also.
 
Thank you in advance for all your generosity to Rotary.
 
Bob Sandercock
 

This past week we heard from Monica Robson, the Executive Director of the Pilgrim’s Hospice Society. The hospice was founded in Edmonton in 1994 by Dr. Helen Hays and Marion Boyd. They offer hospice services including a Day Program, Grief Support for both individuals and groups to adults, teens, children and families. They also have the new twelve bed Harold Roozen Family Hospice Center, a residential hospice which opened this year. They are a registered charity that is ninety seven percent funded by donations. Their day program is supported by Alberta Health Services, which comprises three percent of their overall funding. They are governed by a Board of Directors. In addition to their professional staff they rely on trained volunteers for many different functions. They also have five physicians working with them who work in the facility as well as doing home visits. All of their programs are free to participants. They are located in west Edmonton near 148 St and 98 Ave.

Monica told us that most people would prefer to die at home, but in Alberta about sixty percent of people die in hospital. Most people need some level of 24/7 care in their final days and this is very hard to provide at home. A hospice which sits between home and hospital care can provide a residential atmosphere while still providing the nursing and health care aide support needed. She said that they rely on the same criteria as AHS for admissions, but they are not part of the AHS hub system. They keep their own waiting list, take direct referrals and make their own decisions on admissions.  She said that quality of life should also include death.  Families need room to grieve and they do their best to assist this. They firmly believe in the principle that no one dies alone. She then showed us a video of the new hospice facility through the eyes of a family with a family member who was a resident of the facility.  We would like to thank Monica for her very interesting and moving presentation.

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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.
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Canada Flag Program
 
 
 
Only a few weeks left to Renew for 2022
at the old price of $50.
 
Our Price will be increasing to $60 on
Jan 1 2022.
 
Online Sign-up, Renew and Payment link:
 
Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona Endowment Fund
 
 
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