The Rotary Club of
Edmonton Strathcona
Chartered 1974
January 26, 2018
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"The Friendly Club"
We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
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8310 Roper Road NW
Edmonton, AB  T6E 6E3
(780) 466-5566
(780) 665-7011
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Debit and credit card at the door
Beginning Tuesday January 30, we will be able to accept credit cards AND debit cards as payment for the day's luncheon, with or without ticket. We also accept payment for membership dues and purchase of book of lunch tickets.
We accept Visa, Master Card, American Express and Interac.
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.
You will be able to select if you want to receive a receipt by text or email.
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 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 both Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 pm to 3:30 am
One Chip runner for Saturday and Two for Sunday from 9:30 pm to 3:30 am
Two Countroom for Saturday and Three 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
Hockey Pool.
Oct 31, 2017 – Jun 30, 2018
Rotary's got Talent
The Carvery Buffet Royale
Jan 26, 2018 6:00 PM
Presidential Peacebuilding Conference
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Feb 09, 2018 – Feb 11, 2018
End Polio Now! with the Edmonton Oil Kings
Rogers Place
Feb 25, 2018 4:00 PM
Eye Ball Gala
The Westin Hotel
Mar 03, 2018 6:00 PM
Casino, Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona, 2018
Casino Edmonton - Argyll
May 23, 2018 9:00 AM –
May 24, 2018 3:30 AM
Marijuana in the Workplace
Tom Duke LLp at Miltom Management - January 23rd presentation, Marijuana in the Workplace, provided a brief history and suggested strategies to manage medicinal and recreational marijuana use.
Medical Marijuana, first legalized in 2001 will become legal for recreational use in the summer of 2018. Marijuana’s dozens of strains and many potency levels raise challenges for accurate impairment tests. The result? We can expect far greater potency which can be detected in bloodstreams for days or weeks after ingestion.
Current tests indicate ingestion within 4-6 hours, yet do not account for strain & potency, environmental surroundings, frequency of use, or method of consumption. New tests also face challenges based on privacy and on questions about impairment levels, so that employers can ensure workers are not impaired at work. Questions arouse related to employees’ safe setting along with medical marijuana protection. Since employees are not permitted to be impaired at work, will anti-smoking laws apply to marijuana as they apply currently to regular cigarettes?
Tom detailed specific cases to show how legal use of marijuana may be treated in a similar manner to rules for alcohol consumption. He suggested that use of medical marijuana to treat medical conditions must be treated in a similar manner to other prescription drugs that can cause impairment. Tom engaged questions from Rotarians related to how employer and employee report use or abuse of medically prescribed marijuana, lawyer interventions, and concerns about recreational marijuana at work. He discussed how one avoids decisions based on stigma around marijuana or on assumptions about the use of marijuana and its impact on employees’ ability to do their jobs. Through shared cases and Tom’s gracious interactions with thoughtful Rotarian comments brought to the discussion, we left with more understanding of the issue as well as further articulated questions to investigate in future.
Eye Ball Gala

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

Jewish Senior Citizen's Centre - News
A new feature on our website and newsletter (e-Strathconian) will be occasional news items from the Jewish Senior Citizen's Centre.
The full bimonthly publication can be seen HERE  
Oil Kings and Polio Plus
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
Hockey Pool For Polio Eradication

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



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.
Patrick Gibson, New Hope School Fundraising Presentation

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.
Presidential Peacebuilding Conference
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
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