The Rotary Club of
Edmonton Strathcona
Chartered 1974
August 3, 2018
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
DistrictSiteIcon District Site
VenueMap Venue Map
Jewish Senior Citizens Bagel Loop

1st Annual Bagel Loop

Upcoming Events and Volunteer Opportunities
Canada Flag Program Online Sign-up and Payment
May 01, 2015 – Dec 31, 2018
YESS Volunteer Opportunity
Caesars BINGO, West Edmonton Mall
Apr 01, 2018 – Nov 25, 2018
GoGlobal Volunteer Opportunity in Ukraine
Jun 02, 2018 – Aug 12, 2018
Bagel Loop
Victoria Park
Aug 12, 2018 10:00 AM
2018 Rotary Golf & Barbeque >>UPDATE<<
Coyote Crossing Golf Course
Aug 24, 2018 2:00 PM
District Governor Official Visit
German Canadian Cultural Association
Nov 06, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Les Campbell, Digging Deeper into Family
This summary of Tuesday’s presentation was prepared by Vi Hughes from notes taken by Audrey Martyn.
This Tuesday we heard again from Les Campbell, pictured, Genealogical Courses and Outreach chairman of the Edmonton Genealogical Society, who gave us some more information on family research. He described his personal experiences, when in 1995 his father asked him to help find more information about his grandfather. He gathered up what information they had at home such as certificates of birth, marriage, and death as well as family photos to start his study. His grandparent’s marriage license gave him the name of the place they had come to Alberta from and his grandmother’s maiden name. It also contained both great grandfather’s names. He found that they had used his grandmother’s family name as a middle name for their sons. It also gave him the location of their marriage, the date and their religion. With their death certificates he was more cautious accepting the information as the personal information such as full name, birth date and place was provided by a second person and could have been inaccurate. He said that the only really accurate way to determine your origin is with DNA testing.
He found that old photos and postcards were a good source of information as to dates, names of relatives and even places they had lived. He said that some other places that are good to look into for information include local libraries and archives as their records are free to access. The Alberta Genealogical Society also maintains a library with a variety of information for family research. The LDS Library in Salt Lake City is another excellent resource to check out and you may even be lucky enough to find an already published book on some of your family members. Census records are another place to look for information, although the information they contain may not be entirely accurate as it could have been supplied by a secondary source. You need to be a bit of a detective to put together the truth.  
Many online resources are also free and easily searched. Some large search websites such as are also free. Ancestry charges a monthly, Semi-Annual or Yearly fee for it’s use. Learning more about historical localities where your ancestor’s lived is also helpful. He also found that attending conferences was very useful. In the end, although he did not really have a personal interest in family history, he was glad he had done it for his father.
Eye Institute of Alberta Grand Opening
You are invited to celebrate the opening of the newly redesigned EYE Institute of Alberta.
When: Wednesday August 22, 2018 - 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm (1600-1800)
Where: Eye Institute of Alberta, Royal Alexandra Hospital. 10240 Kingsway Ave. Edmonton
RSVP: by August 1 (which is now past, so please hurry to acknowledge)
For more details, contact Audrey Martyn780-722-4262
Mustard Seed needs volunteers
We received the following request for help from Mustard Seed:
Please be mindfull that Caroline, AB is approx. 300 km from Edmonton and that all volunteers MUST have prior 'Vulnerable Persons' police clearance as per our district's insurance regulations.

Dear Volunteers,


This year we embarked on a very special project to send youth to camp as many of our facilities across Alberta serve families in need and we learned having their children attend camp would be a blessing to them this summer. Donors have contributed thousands of dollars to send 50 kids to Camp Caroline. 


Unfortunately we hit a road block with our Edmonton drivers taking the youth to camp for two weeks of the summer so we're emailing you to see if this is something you'd consider doing for youth we're working with. 


We need a driver(s) for:

  • Sunday, July 29th 1:30pm Departure time, 7:00pm Return to Edmonton - Drop youth off
  • Friday, August 3rd 3:30pm Departure time, 8:30pm Return to Edmonton - Pick youth up
  • Sunday, August 19th 1:30pm Departure time, 7:00pm Return to Edmonton - Drop youth off
  • Friday, August 24th 1:30pm Departure time, 7:00pm Return to Edmonton - Drop youth off

Because we are transporting youth, it's most ideal to partner our drivers with another volunteer, so ideally we're looking for 2 people to ride with the children. These weeks have no more than 4 youth attending and we are happy to arrange payment for gas/mileage and cover all other outstanding logistical details. 


If you and your partner, friend or other companion would consider to give an evening or two to serve these children, we would love to hear from you and processes you to do so! Simply reply to this email or give my cell a call as listed in the signature below. We are coordinating this effort out of our Calgary office, so please do not be confused about the long distance call. 


Thank you for reading and considering to help!




Drew Gusztak

Volunteer Services Manager

Cell/Direct: 403.999.0193

The Mustard Seed

102 11 Ave SE

Calgary, AB T2G 0X5


Fun Golf, Aug 24
We have secured some better pricing for our golf day on August 24th !
We now have the plans set  for the Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona golf tourney on Friday August 24 at Coyote Crossing Golf Course in Sherwood Park. ‎
We will play a Texas Scramble for 9 holes starting at 2 PM. A team of 4 playing the best shot, captained by a seasoned golfer is Texas Scrable. Everyone is welcome , including any friends or family.
Golf is $40 including a power golf cart. The dinner is $20, and features grilled and barbecued chicken breast & honey grilled sausage. The dinner comes complete with seasonal steamed vegetables, baked potatoes, a variety of salads, dinner rolls, and lemonade & ice tea.
Please RSVP at your earliest convenience for golf and/or dinner,  to
This is ‎our Rotary Club's summer fun event. Please plan to attend, and feel free to  forward this invite to any one who may be interested. All golf prizes graciously accepted. 

tel: 780-991-0417


YESS volunteer opportunities
A number of volunteer opportunities exists with YESS. The bingo events are listed below. Check also the one day event, YESS 2018 Gala for Youth at THIS LINK.  
Hello,  We are in search of volunteers to help work at a Caesars BINGO  in West Edmonton Mall.   YESS has been selected as one of the charities of choice.  They require at least 2 volunteers at any of the following dates:
Sunday April 1st – Evening Shift
Friday May 25th  - Evening Shift
Saturday September 8th – Afternoon Shift
Thursday October 4th – Evening Shift
Sunday November 25th – Evening Shift
Please let me know if you or anyone you know would be willing to volunteer a shift in support of YESS at the Caesars BINGO hall in West Edmonton Mall.   Thanks you so much.
YESS—Youth Empowerment & Support Services
T 780-468-7070 Ext. 234  |  780-466-1374
4-Way Test
RI link: 4-Way Test
Site Pages
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?
Club President's Home Page
Club Committee Structure
Club Information
Press Releases
Partners in the Community
Special Projects
Exchange Students Pages
   President 2017-18
Vince Campbell
member photo
Bulletin Editor
Vi Hughes
Subscribe to Bulletin
Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.
Aug 07, 2018
CASA Child, Adolescent, and Family Mental Health
Aug 28, 2018
Youth Leading Youth
View entire list
Club Member
Meeting Responsibilities
Aug 7 - DOOR
Door 1
Granholm, Hans
Door 2
Peddie, Jim
Aug 7 - SETUP
Setup 1
Craig, Barb
Setup 2
Cyrynowski, Les
Aug 14 - DOOR
Door 1
Lumanlan, Loida
Door 2
Mouris, Bill
Aug 14 - SETUP
Setup 1
Dass, Pradeep
Setup 2
Dobbin, Ron
Aug 21 - DOOR
Door 1
Annicchiarico, Augie
Door 2
Freeman, Dennis
Aug 21 - SETUP
Setup 1
Docker, Ivan
Setup 2
Germain, Eric
Executives & Directors
 click on name to send email
President Elect
President Nominee
Executive Secretary
Past President
Youth Services
International Service
Bulletin Editor
Bulletin Publisher
Sergeant at Arms
Canada Flag Project
At Large
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ivan Docker
August 3
Ron Dobbin
August 9
Bruce Flesher
August 17
David Rayner
August 26
Patrick Gibson
August 26
Eric Germain
August 29
Donna Hutton
September 10
Doug Milne
September 14
Ken Germain
September 14
Stephan Jansen van Vuuren
September 17
Eric Solash
September 19
Terry Sveinson
September 21
Gene Sekora
September 23
Carin Jansen van Vuuren
September 26
Spouse Birthdays
Mary Ann Sekora
August 21
Stephan Jansen van Vuuren
September 17
Karen Peddie
September 25
Carin Jansen van Vuuren
September 26
Eric Germain
August 2
Don Henry
Marlene Henry
August 10
Ron Brown
Judy Harcourt Brown
August 17
Ivan Docker
Sue Docker
August 18
Doug Mulholland
August 24
Hugo Lehmann
September 14
Rose Marie Basaraba
September 17
Join Date
Don Henry
August 1, 1992
26 years
Fritz Koenig
August 26, 1986
32 years
Hans Pilz
August 27, 2002
16 years
Heather de Kok
September 4, 2001
17 years
Augie Annicchiarico
September 11, 1990
28 years
Ron McCullough
September 16, 1975
43 years
Photo Albums
ELEPAP 180531
RMH 0318
ELEPAP, 170328
Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To forward this email to your friends, click here.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7
ClubRunner is a registered trademark of Doxess Technologies Inc.
© 2016 ClubRunner. All Rights Reserved.