April 12 speaker
||Posted by Brian Liddell||on Apr 12, 2017||
Our guest speaker on April 12 was Joan Patton.
Joan is Fundraising chair for YESS (Youth Empowerment & Support Services).
Joan talked about how YESS started out as the Youth Emergency Shelter providing emergency accommodation for kids who had aged out of the Child Services program. It changed to the YESS when it acquired the Armoury building and began to provide day services for youths.
The society is now a major operation with a multi million dollar budget providing support to youths up to the age of 24 year.
Please visit their website for more information http://www.yess.org/
|Gossip April 12 2017||Posted by Brian Liddell||on Apr 12, 2017||
News and Gossip for the week of April 12, 2017
|april 5 speaker||Posted by Brian Liddell||on Apr 05, 2017||
Speaker April 5, 2017
Our speaker this week was Gem Munro from the Amarok Society.
Gem and his wife Tanniss travelled to Bangladesh to found the Amarok Society. The Amarok Society teaches uneducated mothers how to read and write, and then teaches the mothers to be neighbourhood teachers – educating their own and their neighbours’ children every day in their homes.
Jim talked about the effect that his organization is having on the women and children in the slums of Bangladesh and elsewhere in the world. It is his belief that the best hope for peace in this world is through offering education to it’s most underprivileged citizens.
Thanks to Jim for a thought provoking presentation.
If you would like more information about the Society visit it’s website at
|April 5 gossip||Posted||on Apr 05, 2017||
Overheard at Breakfast on April 5, 2017;
1. Rachel Poelzer from the U of A Rotaract Club joined us for breakfast again this week. Rachel gave us a summary of the projects that her Club completed this term. It was an impressive list. This was the last week that Rachel will join us as official representative for the U of A Rotaract Club.
2. Our next meeting will be held at the YESS offices, 85th Avenue and 105th Street
3. Dave Dorcus reminded us that the Winemaker will be very soon. Ticket sales are slow and we still need gift certificates.
4. Steve Lambert reported that he has tickets for the Integrity Award dinner ($50 each).
March 29 gossip
||Posted by Brian Liddell||on Apr 01, 2017||
News and Gossip for the week of March 29, 2017;
Hi everyone! I do not have any real meeting minutes from today's meeting, but I do have exec election results if you missed them :)
For the 2017-18 school year we will have:
President: Amy Boyd
President Elect: Kathe Debenham
Treasurer: Steve Cook
|Speaker March 22||Posted by Brian Liddell||on Mar 25, 2017||
Our guest speaker on March 22 was Mark Hall. Mark is Executive Director, Blatchford Redevelopment.
Mark talked about the history, origins and progress of the Blatchford Development on the old City Centre airport site.
The development was started by Edmonton city Council when the City Centre airport was closed and it’s operations were transferred to the International Airport. Council’s goal was to develop a sustainable community. To that end the design has been centered around making the development carbon neutral, and not car centered.
Mark expects construction on the first phase to begin this spring.
This is a very interesting and forwarding thinking project.
For more information please visit their website.
|march 22 gossip||Posted by Brian Liddell||on Mar 25, 2017||
Overheard at Breakfast on March 22nd , 2017
|Problems of the 1st World||Posted||on Mar 07, 2017||
Who hates it when you go to the bathroom, sit down to do your business in a private stall only to find that there is no toilet paper! Now imagine what it would be like if you didn’t have a private stall, you didn’t have a toilet to sit on and you most definitely don’t have toilet paper. All of a sudden no toilet paper seems inconsequential.