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Our speaker this week was our District Governor Frank Reitz. Frank was introduced by assistant District Governor Dr. Steve Van Buren.
Frank played a short video from RI president Ian Reisley. Ian talked about the Rotaryb theme for the 2017-2018 year “Rotary making a difference”.
Frank also talked about the Rotary Foundation, membership and the importance of keeping our district informed about what our Club is doing.
Finally, Frank talked as a citizen of Fort McMurray and he expressed his thanks, on behalf of all Fort MacMurrians, for the help and support that we, as Edmontonians, extended to the Fort Mac Murray evacuees last year.
This week we were joined by Katie McLean and Kathe Debenham from the U of A Rotaract Club. It was, as always, a pleasure having representatives from the University Rotaract Club join us.
Carolyn was our fine master/Quizmaster this week. She stumped all of the tables except my table (and the table that our District Governor Frank Reitz was sitting at)
Ken Saunders and Carolyn Melnychuk reported back from the District Conference in Fort McMurray. They reported that it was a great conference. They reported that the conference was well organized, the speakers were inspiring and the parties were fun. They strongly recommend that all Rotarians make an effort to attend a Rotary conference.
Our membership director, Lionel Usunier circulated a Club analysis questionnaire. He asked that all members complete the questionnaire and return it to him next week. He will consolidate the results and conduct a membership discussion regarding the issues raised in the document.
Our Club awarded two $1,500 scholarships to Harry Ainlee graduates this year. We received a contribution of $600 towards those scholarships from the Rotary Foundation this week. This is an example of how our contributions to that charity can come back to support our projects. (it would have been more if we had had more donations to the Foundation by our members in previous years.

As we enter into our 11th year for Robust Reds we are once again very excited and proud to be working with The Centre for Autism Services Alberta in this major fundraiser. Your donations and support work to send more kids with Autism to camp with the centre, helping them to learn social skills, build on their creativity and keep them physically active all in a fun and supportive environment. 
How can you help? 
1. Buy a ticket or two to Robust Reds. Click here
2. Buy a VIP experience if you are corporate. Click Here
3. Purchase a Westjet Raffle ticket (flight for 2 anywhere Westjet flies. ONLY 99 available) Click Here
4. Donate a silent auction prize of $100 or greater 
5. Bid on Super Silent Auction items online (do not have to attend the event. Online bidding commences August 15th). 
6. Make a donation. 
Thank you in advance for your consideration and support! 
Giving really does taste good. 
Club Assembly
Oct 25, 2017
Wayne Kaufman
Nov 01, 2017
Rotary Foundation
Lorne Parker & Guest
Nov 08, 2017
Rememberance Day Presentation
Tracy Poulin
Nov 15, 2017
Edmonton Public Schools
Aleksander Pecuh
Nov 22, 2017
LRT Update
Annual General Meeting
Dec 06, 2017
Christmas Hampers
Dec 13, 2017
Fellowship Breakfast
Dec 20, 2017
Coffee Meeting
Dec 27, 2017
Daniel Geleyn
Jan 03, 2018
Frontenac Rotary Club's Tanzania Project
Svetlana Pavlenko
Jan 10, 2018
Jewish Seniors Drop in Centre
Leo Sequin
Jan 17, 2018
Rainbow of the Future
Adarius Bowman
Jan 24, 2018
Edmonton Eskimos
Sheldon Oleksyn
Jan 31, 2018
Sport Central

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