The Rotary Club of
Edmonton Strathcona
Chartered 1974
June 22, 2018
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Edmonton Strathcona
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We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
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8310 Roper Road NW
Edmonton, AB  T6E 6E3
(780) 466-5566
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YONA 1st quarter 2018

News from YONA

Enjoy the news from the first quarter 2018 from Yona
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
Another YESS volunteer opportunity
various locations
Jun 28, 2018 – Jul 22, 2018
Rotating Wheel Dinner, 2018.
Ellerslie Rugby Park
Jul 03, 2018 6:00 PM
Arch Casino
Casino Edmonton Argyll
Jul 04, 2018 9:30 AM –
Jul 05, 2018
2018 Rotary Golf & Barbeque
Coyote Crossing Golf Course
Aug 24, 2018 2:00 PM
Les Campbell, Tracing Your Family Tree- Getting Started
This past Tuesday we heard from Les Campbell, Genealogical Courses and Outreach chairman of the Edmonton Genealogical Society. Les has been researching his own family history for over twenty years and gave us a very knowledgeable talk on how to get started on our own family histories. Les admonished us to get organised before you start. The paper can pile up fast and having a system to keep track of it all as time goes on is important. He also said that making assumptions about things can lead to disappointment. Keep an open mind and don’t believe anything until it is backed up with the facts.
Start with yourself and work backwards, gathering all the information you can on each person before moving on to the next person. Keep in mind that most people have trouble getting back any further than four generations easily. Always make sure you have citations for all of your information. Names, dates, places and any other information. Write down each piece of information as you find it and record where you acquired the information (your source). Take your time and keep good records, even if you searched some record for information and came up empty handed, write it down. It will save you from repeating the same search later on, when you have forgotten all about it.
Setting goals for yourself helps, as does keeping a written research log of what you have done and what you think is next to be done. Things to look for at home that will help you with your search are baptism and confirmation certificates, birth, marriage and death certificates, diaries and journals, family bibles, newspaper clippings and family photo albums. Recording your information on preprinted forms that are available for free online ( from and other sites) is a good idea and helps to keep your information organised. Some of the forms you can use are pedigree charts and family group record sheets. These are handy to help keep you focused on your goal. You can use either paper or genealogy software to keep track of things. Each has it’s own merits. There are many different computer software packages to choose from, so choose carefully, which one is best for you. Three of the most popular ones are Roots Magic, Legacy and Reunion. 
Remember that accuracy is vital, typos and abbreviations can cause all kinds of problems. Spell out the month when recording dates to save confusion.  You may also find the internet databases are handy for putting out queries that may eventually be answered years later. If you are not sure about a name do not guess, simply leave it blank. Databases can also help with record searches, and there are many of these available online.
Les will be back in a few weeks to give us some information on more advanced searching, and we look forward to hearing from him again.
Our Interact Club receives Emerald Foundation Award
The Rotary Interact Club of J. Percy Page High School were awarded the Alberta Emerald Foundation Youth Environmental Award for 2018.
The presentation was made May 24th at the school. The award recognizes the great project our Interact Club completed. They transformed some old forgotten large planter boxes at the South entrance to the school into an environmental rejuvenation of flowers, perennial flowers and bushes and trees. The South entrance will be used for the first time in school history as the entrance to the high school graduation prom party at the end of June.
The Alberta Emerald Foundation presented a “Large Cheque” , literally, for $1000 to the Interact Club. They shot a video of the occasion to be shown at the Alberta Emerald Awards Ceremony June 4th in Calgary. Ironically the video producer was a former student  our Interact Club Teacher Advisor, Karen Huculak , and graduated in 2004 at  J. Percy Page High School.
Congratulations to all the members of our Rotary Interact Club at J. Percy Page High School who made this project and the overall Rotary year terrific!
Rotating Wheel Dinner 2018

We are celebrating the annual Rotating Wheel Dinner at the Ellerslie Rugby Park on Tuesday, July 3, 2018

President Vince will report on a successful 2017-18 and introduce the team for next year.

Date:  Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Place:  Ellerslie Rugby Park

             11004 Ellerslie Road SW, Edmonton  MAP


Time:  6:00 – Cocktails  (Cash Bar)

           7:00 – dinner. Steak Bar-B-Q

Dress:  Professional Dress Casual.

Cost:  $50/ea

​Deadline for registration: June 27rd, 1800 MDT

Registration: on-line   or by cash or cheque to Rose Marie Basaraba / Graham Gilchrist

Save The Date! Fun Golf, Aug 24

The Rotary Club of Edmonton Strathcona Annual Fun Golf Tourney will be held Friday August 24th , 2018, with tee offs starting at 2 PM.

We are changing the format and venue this year. We will play a 4 person Texas Scramble for 9 holes led by golf experienced team captains.

Everyone is welcome to play or ride on the golf carts and putt, or come to the post golf barbecue.

The venue is Coyote Crossing Golf Course in Sherwood Park. We will have more details in the near future. We welcome any golf prizes for the event.

Please RSVP if you are interested in attending.




tel: 780-991-0417


Online registration to come. 

Fees to be determined

Happy Flag recipients
One of many happy flag customers in Blackburn
This is Is Kin Leung and two sons. Lives at 1313 McAllister Way SW. He is a friend of the fellow that purchased Bruce Flesher's house in Blackburn.
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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