The Rotary Club of
Edmonton Strathcona
Chartered 1974
September 28, 2018
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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
(780) 466-5566
(780) 665-7011
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May 01, 2015 – Dec 31, 2018
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Caesars BINGO, West Edmonton Mall
Apr 01, 2018 – Nov 25, 2018
Rotary Prospective Member Meeting
U of A Faculty Club
Oct 10, 2018 5:30 PM
District 5370 Conference 2018
Shaw Conference Center
Oct 18, 2018 – Oct 20, 2018
District Governor Official Visit
German Canadian Cultural Association
Nov 06, 2018
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Tamara Larson, District Youth Exchange Program

Youth Exchange 101

This last Tuesday we heard a presentation from Tamara Larson, our District Youth Chairperson. Tamara spoke to us about how the district Youth Exchange Program works and what we can expect to happen when our club takes part in this in 2019.
We have partnered with the Edmonton South Rotary club to sponsor an inbound and an outbound student for this exchange. Our club has sponsored many students in the past, so we do have some idea what is involved, but Tamara gave us an overview of how it is managed, our legal responsibilities, and estimates of costs that we can expect.
Our two clubs are expected to cover most costs for both the inbound and some costs for out bound students. For the outbound student these include flights, language instruction, the cost of the outbound workshop, some costs for the outbound counsellor, jackets and some other miscellaneous costs. These usually amount to around sixty-five hundred dollars. The costs for the inbound student include free room and board with a Rotary member, a small living allowance, a cell phone, a bus pass and all school fees including school trips or sports fees. They also include the cost of several Rotary sponsored events including the inbound boot camp, the local Rotary District conference, a ski trip in December, another (currently undefined) trip in February and a final trip which also includes a workshop to prepare them to return home. The total costs for the inbound student usually amount to between five and seven thousand dollars.
One person from our clubs (the inbound counsellor) will become the official legal guardian of the student while they are here. This person is responsible for the arrangements needed for setting up schooling, banking, health care and any other necessities, in addition to staying in regular touch with the student and their families, both here and abroad.
The student themselves are expected to obey the four D’s which are non-negotiable requirements to ensure they remain safe and can enjoy their experience fully. These are no drinking, no driving, no dating and no drugs. Any infraction of the four D’s means an immediate trip home on the next flight. The students are expected to attend school regularly as they are here on a student VISA, and they are also expected to take part in an Interact club, and to attend, if possible, two other rotary club meetings each week.  Our clubs are expected to be able to provide transportation and supervision when needed. All persons over eighteen who take part must have a current Vulnerable Persons Record Check in place (this part is non-negotiable).
We (our district) are very particular about choosing our outbound students and also about which districts we will exchange with. This is all based on past experience. We currently only exchange with districts in Europe and Japan. Our district also tries to pair the incoming student with the local club that will be best for them. Our district currently has twenty-two exchange students. Our district also provides stringent required training throughout for both the incoming and outgoing student counselors.
We do everything we can to keep our students physically, mentally and emotionally safe. We encourage them to have a lot of opportunities to do and see things and to get to know a lot of different people. These students bring a lot of energy and enthusiasm with them and at the same time give us insight into the culture they came from. It is wonderful to see how these students change with the experiences they have. We are changing their lives, and giving them an experience they will never forget. At the same time, we get the change to watch them grow and learn.  We need to do our best to ensure that both we and the students enjoy and learn from the time that we spend with each other.  
Prospective Member Meeting

Our October 9th meeting will be pre-empted with a special meeting at the U of A Faculty Club on October 10th.

Regarding your sign up for the Wed., Oct. 10th  5:30 dinner event at U of A. Thanks to those already signed up! Still time to bring prospective Rotarian members and enter a draw for $50 Cash prize.
To those not yet signed up, thanks for signing in online today so we can give numbers for U of A fabulous dinner prep. It’s $30 for your dinner and $30 for guests. FREE dinner for all prospective members.
Thanks all for bringing a prospective member and/or helping us welcome Rotarian prospective members on Wed., Oct. 10th. Remember, NO ROTARY MEETING on Tues. OCT 9th.
In a relaxed setting, over wine we’ll share wit ‘n wisdom of our members, propose service project ideas for the coming year, and laugh with our own comedians’ quips starting after dinner. Guaranteed out before 9.
Dinner and new member meeting at U of A Faculty Club located at 11435 Saskatchewan Dr.  
In fun ways, through many voices, we’ll reconsider the 4-way test’s relevant “what if” questions. Gain new insights from neural discoveries and Rotarian noodles. Surprise humor entries. We’ll also play a gender-circle-game to stir up diverse views, laugh together, and look at enormous gender differences through both sides of the brain!
Rotarians and guests will toss in humor, offer ideas to inspire us, help design service opportunities for our new era, and consider opportunities to serve up Rotarian ways that benefit all. Let’s kick off our new membership meeting with new zip! Thanks for signing up here – and see you there!

If you are bringing your partner or other family members, then register them with your own registration.

Enter the names of prospective member(s) from the [GUESTS] button on the registration, but don't proceed with payment for the prospective member(s)..

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Banner exchange at RC Athens
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Our Secretary Audrey exchanging banners with President Kostas Lerekis of RC Of Athens Goudi and RC Partnitha. ADG of District 2470 was also present. 
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
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