The Rotary Club of
Edmonton Strathcona
Chartered 1974
June 1, 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 fro 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
Childrens Autism Society Edmonton Golf
The Quarry
Jun 15, 2018 7:00 AM
Rotating Wheel Dinner, 2017.
Ellerslie Rugby Park
Jul 03, 2018 6:00 PM
Arch Casino
Casino Edmonton Argyll
Jul 04, 2018 9:30 AM –
Jul 05, 2018
Tammy Wiebe, Valley Zoo Development Society
This last Tuesday we met at the Valley Zoo for a catered lunch and a talk by Tammy Wiebe, the Executive Director of the Valley Zoo Development Society, followed by a tour and introduction to the valley zoo revitalization plans.  Tammy started by saying that zoos have changed a lot over the years. They now focus a lot more on animal conservation and public education. They believe that they are the last stand for a lot of animals that are disappearing in the wild. About sixty five percent of all wild life will be lost by 2020, and most of this loss has been caused by humans.
The Edmonton zoo was founded in 1959 as a small children’s zoo, and still remains an intimate zoo due to the location, but they now have more emphasis on animal conservation, and take part in species survival programs.  Tammy said that people only save what they love, they only love what they understand, and they only understand what they know about.  This is why teaching people about animals in the wild, and giving them an opportunity to learn more, is so important. The valley zoo is host to about sixteen thousand school children and receives over half a million visitors in total every year.
The Valley Zoo is owned and operated by the City of Edmonton, and the Valley Zoo Development Society is a separate group with charitable status that does fundraising specifically for the zoo. The Valley Zoo deliberately operates at a loss, and is the cheapest City owned facility for a family to visit in Edmonton The zoo has been undergoing a revitalization over the past few years with some phases having been completed, some underway and several more in the development and fundraising stages. The zoo has been divided into areas called zones, and each zone will be funded and developed separately. One of the zones currently under development is the ‘Under Zone’, where visitors will be able to walk underneath the animals and see what life is like for animals that burrow and live underground. Another is the ‘Between Zone’, which will give visitors a view of what animals that live both underwater and on land see every day. It will also include a natural wetland. There will be three different ‘On Zones” for various animals that live on land. In addition, there will also be an ‘Above Zone’ where visitors will be able to walk around in the tree tops, to better view tree dwelling birds and animals.  They are also currently developing an ‘Urban Farm Zone’ to introduce city dwellers to what life is like for animals on the farm, which will include a large heated barn so that the programming can continue year round. The barn will have a green roof and will include access for some of the animals (goats) to the roof. The zoo also has a plan to pave their parking lot, including swales to catch and filter run-off, with solar panels above the parking lanes to supply the zoo with power.
The zoo takes part in species survival plans for more than twenty species of animals at our zoo, the Red Panda and the Grevy’s Zebra are two of these. These worldwide survival plans are an essential part of maintaining the genetic diversity of animals on our planet.  The animals that are mated are carefully selected for their genetic diversity. Sixteen Red Panda babies from this zoo that have been placed in other zoos over the years. We can also be a part of these plans and our Rotary club is currently sponsoring the Grevy’s zebras at the zoo.  They are always looking for supporters, both in volunteer time or funds.
Roots for Trees planters
Both are pretty good pictures. They told us they brought 700 trees to plant .  I didn’t count how many showed up but my guess was about 50 or so. Vests look great
L to R: Linda and Erik Granholm, Vince Campbell
Million $ Hole-In-One Golf Tournament
As per the attached flyer, the focus is on a great, all-day with a Million Dollar hole-in-one shoot out as the main event – here is a list of the highlights:

·       Eight players will go to the 18th Tee Box after scheduled play and they will have one shot at the Million Dollar Hole-in-One.

·       Edmonton Eskimos Cheer Team will be performing beside the 18th Green during the Shoot Out

·       There will also be another $10,000 Hole-in-One on another Par 3

·       Beat Craig McTavish of Edmonton Oilers on a Par 3 hole by being closer to the pin, and have a chance to win a great prize.

·       Beat Cam Tait on the practise green near the Club House and have a chance to win a great prize

·       Taco Bar lunch at noon with some beverages

·       Cocktail hour after golf & during the Shoot Out with complimentary beverages

·       Each Player receives an Authentic Autographed Puck signed by #99 Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers

·       Gourmet Dinner with complimentary wine service

·       Prizes for the Top 3 Teams, all players are handicapped – and it will be a Shamble Format.  Each Player must hit 4 Tee Shots, maximum by one player is 6.

·       Some of the prizes includes: 

o   Half Hour Helicopter flight for 5 around Edmonton, courtesy of Canadian Helicopters

o   Scotch Tasting for 15, courtesy of Keg N Cork

o   Canadian North Air Flight package

o   Chateau Lacombe Hotel package

o   and more.

Entry Fee is $375.00 and you can sign up and pay on line at:
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.
Letter of apppreciation from ELEPAP
Αγαπητέ κύριε Παπανικόλα καλησπέρα,
            Εύχομαι να είστε καλά!
Σας ζητώ συγνώμη που καθυστέρησα να σας γράψω, αλλά μας καθυστέρησαν πολύ στην παράδοση των παραγγελιών. Σας στέλνω σήμερα τα εξοφλημένα τιμολόγια, μαζί με φωτογραφίες του γυμναστηρίου. Ελπίζω ως την άλλη Δευτέρα να παραλάβουμε και τα είδη του νηπιαγωγείου, ώστε να σας στείλουμε και άλλες φωτογραφίες.
Θέλω να γνωρίζετε ότι και στις δύο αίθουσες, ως ελάχιστο δείγμα των ευχαριστιών μας,  έχουμε αναρτήσει πινακίδες με την δωρεά του Ομίλου σας.
Και πάλι σας ευχαριστούμε πάρα-πάρα πολύ και σας περιμένουμε να τα χαρείτε μαζί μας.
Να είστε πάντα καλά!
Με εκτίμηση
Βασιλική Μάστακα
We apologize that it took us so long to get back to you but there was some delay with the delivery. We hope that by this coming week we will receive the kindergarten living room set-up, and photographs will be forwarded.
We would like to inform you that for both rooms were they will be installed, as a minimum gesture of our recognition we will place plaques recognizing your Club.
We thank you again and look forward to seeing you for you to share with us our gratitude to your Club.
Wishing you all, good health.
Yours respectfully.
Vassiliki Matakas
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

Dress:  Professional Dress

Cost:  $50/ea

​Deadline for registration: June 27rd, 1800 MDT

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

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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