The Rotary Club of
Edmonton Strathcona
Chartered 1974
June 15, 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
(780) 665-7011
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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
Childrens Autism Society Edmonton Golf
The Quarry
Jun 15, 2018 7:00 AM
Another YESS volunteer opportunity
various locations
Jun 28, 2018 – Jul 22, 2018
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
2018 Rotary Golf & Barbeque
Coyote Crossing Golf Course
Aug 24, 2018 2:00 PM
Kevin Keough, Alberta Prion Research Institute
This last Tuesday we heard from Kevin Keough, the Executive Director of the Alberta Prion Research Institute. The Institute was created by the Alberta government in 2005, in response to the mad cow disease incident that took place in Alberta in 2003. It is funded by the government of Alberta and is a part of Alberta Innovates. To date, it has received over seventy-five million dollars in funding. It’s function is to promote and support research that focuses on innovative approaches to prions and prion like diseases.
Prions have and will continue to have an impact on our lives. They cause unusual diseases in animals and are also suspected of being involved in some human diseases as well. Prions are unusual infectious agents, as they have no genetic material, being composed of a single protein, that can vary from disease to disease. The protein is one which in it’s normal state has a useful function in the body, but once it becomes deformed, it can then cause more of the same proteins to also become deformed, building up in the body like a chain reaction. Because of this, it can not be ’killed’, which creates all kinds of challenges. The main animal diseases caused by prions are Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) which affects cattle, Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) which affects deer, elk, moose, caribou and reindeer, Scrapie which affects sheep, and Creutzfeld-Jacob Disease (CJD) which can be spread from cattle to humans when they eat infected beef. CWD, in particular, is expected to have an increasing impact on our local wild populations of grazing animals as the prions are found throughout the infected animal, and are deposited on the ground in feces and urine, where they contaminate the soil and vegetation. They can then be eaten by other grazing animals and cause them to become sick.
This disease was first found in Alberta about twelve years ago, near the border with central Saskatchewan and is slowly spreading north and west through the river valleys in populations of wild white tail and mule deer.  There is no known treatment, and the infected animals can not even be diagnosed until after they are dead.  Other prion like diseases in humans are some forms of Alzheimer’s disease, Frontal-Temporal Dementia (FTD), Parkinson’s disease. Tauopathies, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and other dementias. Each of these diseases have a characteristic build up of a specific deformed protein that is a hallmark of the disease, although they do not have the ability to infect other people, in the way that the animal prion diseases do.
Current research supported by the Institute includes things like developing new animal models to study these diseases, searching for new diagnostic methods and biomarkers, looking for therapeutic approaches and investigating the fundamentals of what is going wrong.  The Institute currently supports the largest group of prion researchers in the world, through offering grants and fellowships to qualified Alberta based researchers with innovative approaches. They are very proud to be supporting world class research into prion diseases, right here in Alberta.
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.
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
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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July 29
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Eric Solash
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June 11, 2002
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Dimitri Papanicolas
June 15, 1993
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Harald Kuckertz
June 15, 1993
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Betty Germain
July 1, 2014
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July 1, 2008
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July 7, 2015
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July 15, 2014
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July 15, 2004
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