The Rotary Club of
Edmonton Strathcona
Chartered 1974
September 14, 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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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
Zones 24 & 32 Conference
Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal
Sep 20, 2018 – Sep 22, 2018
Beers & Bands
Yellowhead Brewery
Sep 20, 2018
7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Event Invitation for Pub Nite and BBQ
Commonwealth Lawn Bowling Club
Sep 25, 2018
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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
Informal Talks

Informal Talks

This past week, since there was no official speaker, Stephan Van Vuuren suggested that we have some of our members give short informal talks on issues that interest them and would also interest other members of our club.
Stephan volunteered to be the first speaker, on the topic of his involvement with the issues surrounding the medical use of marijuana.  Stephan told us that few years ago he decided to learn more about cannabis from a medical point of view and took a certification course to learn more about it’s use for medical purposes. He then joined a clinic that prescribes marijuana for medical use. He described marijuana as a chemically ‘fuzzy ball’ made up of about fifty different compounds, many of which have various effects on the body. The main active compounds are THC, which is a psychotic and hallucinogen, CBD, which is an anti psychotic, and many varied types of terpenes, with various physiological effects.
The effect one gets from cannabis can vary dramatically depending on the variety used and how it is consumed. The amounts of the various compounds present in a strain of cannabis can vary widely. Strains grown today have up to ten times more THC than older strains. It can also be purified into various products, each of which can have different effects. It can also interact with other medications people may be taking so that needs to be considered as well. He said that one needs to know quite a bit about the particular strain you are using, in order to get the desired effect. One strain can make you sleepy while the next will get you energized. Some work well for pain relief and others do not. He has found that it can be a very useful medication for some people, but it is definitely not a first or even a second line treatment for most people.
Our second informal speaker of the day was Bernd Reuscher, who spoke about the rise of populism in Germany and many other countries in northern Europe. Bernd gave us short history of immigration patterns in Europe as an introduction to this topic. In the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s many people from less prosperous southern European countries of Spain and Italy, Greece and even Turkey immigrated to Germany and other more prosperous countries looking for work and a better life. Those who had closer ties to the language, customs and religions of the country they settled in integrated well, but others did not and kept to themselves. When German reunification took place, those in eastern Germany were very eager to take part in their new chances for freedom and prosperity, and at first this did happen. This was followed by more immigration from the newer EU countries in eastern Europe. But as the recent flood of new immigrants from even farther east started to happen, one million refugees in one year, in Germany alone, they saw their chances for prosperity falter as the economy struggled to support the large numbers of refugees.  Some people are becoming more right wing and are speaking out more. Freedom of speech is OK, but demonstrations that result in violence are not. Dealing with the underlying economic issues is going to be very difficult for all of the countries involved.
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. 
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.

We hope you will join us as Rotarian prospective members, and any guests, come together with members to share a meal at the U of A Faculty Club on October 10 from 5:30 to 6:30.  After dinner we’ll have an interactive session until 9:00 to reconsider the 4-way test with a few interesting “what if” questions. We’ll play a gender-circle-game to stir up a few curious brain cells and laugh together from both sides of the isle! Win a $50 cash prize in the big draw for prospective members and their Rotarian sponsors. We’ll discuss insights together about Rotarian service projects such as:  building a wellbeing program for schools, STEAM considerations, end of life options, eye care in India, and membership motivation.
Let's do this membership meeting by pulling together, in our shared meal and inter-generational brainstorming session on Wed, Oct 10th. Expect fun interactions as Rotarians and guests toss out talent for humour, designs for service opportunities in a new era, and discoveries of new approaches to serve others together in ways that benefit all.
Supported by our club members, energized by you, and facilitated by Ellen Weber, we look forward to spending a transformational evening with each of you.
See Ellen for tickets valued at $30.00 each. Members will pay for their dinners and for any additional guests who are not prospective members. The dinners can be paid on the club’s website. As stated at the Rotary meeting last week we are not fundraising here, yet we must pay U of A faculty club for all our meals, and we can only expect the club to pay for any prospective members.

Don’t hesitate to make suggestions or ask questions. And thanks for all who’ve already expressed enthusiasm to go forward by bringing in and sustaining a growing and engaged membership.

All prospective members attend for free.

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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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
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Sep 18 - DOOR
Door 1
Lumanlan, Loida
Door 2
Mouris, Bill
Sep 18 - SETUP
Setup 1
Cyrynowski, Les
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Weber, Ellen
Sep 25 - DOOR
Door 1
Germain, Ken
Door 2
Jansen van Vuuren, Carin
Sep 25 - SETUP
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Dass, Pradeep
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Cyrynowski, Les
Oct 2 - DOOR
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Granholm, Hans
Door 2
Peddie, Jim
Oct 2 - SETUP
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McCullough, Brenda
Setup 2
McCullough, Ron
Oct 9 - DOOR
Door 1
Annicchiarico, Augie
Door 2
Papanicolas, Dimitri
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Hegan, Maggi
Setup 2
Jansen van Vuuren, Stephan
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September 10
Doug Milne
September 14
Ken Germain
September 14
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September 17
Eric Solash
September 19
Terry Sveinson
September 21
Gene Sekora
September 23
Carin Jansen van Vuuren
September 26
Bob Sandercock
October 9
Don Henry
October 22
Spouse Birthdays
Stephan Jansen van Vuuren
September 17
Karen Peddie
September 25
Carin Jansen van Vuuren
September 26
Ann Campbell
October 20
Hugo Lehmann
September 14
Rose Marie Basaraba
September 17
Jim Peddie
Karen Peddie
October 27
Hal Quilliam
Lorraine (wife)
October 28
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Heather de Kok
September 4, 2001
17 years
Augie Annicchiarico
September 11, 1990
28 years
Ron McCullough
September 16, 1975
43 years
Conor Pilz
October 4, 2016
2 years
Donna Hutton
October 5, 2010
8 years
Ken Germain
October 5, 1999
19 years
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