Rotary Club of Edmonton Mayfield

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Edmonton Mayfield

Rotary Serving Humanity

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Fantasyland Hotel
17700 - 87 Ave (West Edmonton Mall)
Edmonton, AB  T5T 4V4
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Welcome to the newest member of the Edmonton Mayfield Rotary Club.  Jeff Sparks worked for BOSE at WEM and enters in the retail management classification.  Jeff, the young, handsome one, is flanked byTed LeLacheur standing in as acting Membership Chair, Derek Jay who proposed him, and President Bill Lywood. 
December is always a special time for the club. The highlight is always the Brightview School holiday luncheon, where the club serves up a turkey luncheon for the students and staff. This year we had help from the wonderful staff at Allwest Commercial Furnishings who prepared the gift bags that Santa delivered to the students. This year was even more special as Santa and Mrs Claus aka Lorne and Elaine Wight along with Allwest joined the club in providing books for Brightview.
At our last meeting before the holidays we were delighted to welcome two new member as Jordan Close (left) and Grant Schneider (right) were welcomed by President Bill Lywood. Jordan is a nurse and a member of the U of A Rotaract Club and Grant is a vintner and Co-owner of Aligra Wine and Spirits at West Edmonton Mall. Welcome Jordan and Grant!
A warm welcome to Edmonton Mayfield's newest member Rachel Poelzer pictured with President Bill Lywood and sponsor Cynthia Beaver at her August 30th Induction Ceremony.  Rachel has been a familiar face at our meetings through her involvement with the U of A Rotaract Club.  She joins us as the first person to take advantage of the new RI policy that allows Rotaractors to hold joint membership in their club and a Rotary club as well.  Rachel has already become active in our Fork It Over Committee planning our next event. 

Meeting with District Governor Frank Reitz

On September 20, six members met with District Governor Frank Reitz and two members of his team.  Here’s what he told us.

Under the rules there are some things clubs have to do.  The more clubs that live up to these responsibilities the stronger we are.

There are three major points of focus this year:



Humanitarian Service

Community Image. 


All three tie in together.

There is also a reporting process so RI can have an idea of how successful the clubs are. (Rotary Club Central) and clubs are urged to work with the planning document.


Two items are required:

1. Pay Club invoices on time. (Done)

2. Report Volunteer Hours and club service to the Rotary Club Central  by the end of the year.  Our volunteer service is as valuable as the money we raise and one day will be assigned a monetary value as a metric to show our contribution to the world.  We will come up with a process for capturing this possibly including a simple sheet where members can report volunteer hours at each meeting.



Support and Strengthen Clubs

Achieve at least four of the following goals


*Set at least 10 goals at Rotary Central (Done)

*Update and develop your strategic plan.

*Achieve a net gain in membership. (Doing that)

*Achieve a net gain in female members (Done)

*Achieve a net gain in members under 40 (Done)

*Engage members in activities outside regular club meeting (Done)

* Sponsor or co-sponsor a new Rotary Club or Rotary Community Corps.

*Sponsor or co-sponsor an Interact or Rotaract club that involves young people. (Done - though we need to reconnect and register Interact club)



Focus and Increase Humanitarian Service

Achieve at least 4 of the following

*Sponsor or have club members participate in a polio fundraising or awareness event. (Done)

*Partner with the Rotary Foundation by sponsoring at least one project funded by a global or district grant. (Done)

*Carry out at least one project focused on the environment. (Done)

Make a bigger difference by working together.  Collaborate with other Rotary Clubs. (Done?)

Include the family of Rotary in sustainable projects.  Involve Rotaractors, Interactors etc. (Done)

*Help Rotary do more by increasing your club’s total giving to the Foundation by 10%  (Bill has a plan for November meeting)

*Increase the number of members who give $25 or more to Rotary Foundation Fund.

*Attain a minimum Annual Fund contribution of $100 per capita.

*Use Rotary’s crowdsourcing platform Rotary Ideas, to contribute to a project or seek resources for your club’s local or international; projects.



Enhance Rotary’s Public Image and Awareness

* Achieve at least 4 of the following

*Use Rotary’s brand guidelines, templates and other resources in all your communications. Report in Club Central

*Regularly update your club website and social media accounts to showcase club activities. Report in Club Central

*Host and promote a community event to support World Polio Day and register it on

*Engage your community by hosting at least one networking event for local professionals, community organizations, or Rotary alumni.  Report in Showcase or Club Central.

*Engage or continue a partnership with one or more corporate or government entities or NGO and work on a project together and register in Club central

*Have a community forum or seminar about an issue that’s important to your community and report on Rotary Central.

*Have local media cover a club project.  Report in Showcase or Club Central.

*Promote peace and develop future leaders by sponsoring or hosting at least one Rotary Youth Exchange Student or sponsor one participant in a RYLA event.  Report in Club Central.  (Budgeted)

A good crew of members boarded the Santa Maria at WEM on September 13th in an 'open ship' event designed to introduce us to our WEM neighbours.  Though the crowd of newcomers was not huge, the contacts made were solid and the newcomers interested in what Edmonton Mayfield Rotary offers.  We also think we sold a table at Fork It Over!
Thanks to Maureen and Derek for putting it all together with decor, snacks, invitations and venue arrangements.


Edmonton Mayfield Rotary Club Annual General Meeting

Fantasyland Hotel   September 6, 2017


Call to Order:  The AGM was convened by President Bill Lywood at 12:32 p.m. Fantasyland Hotel


Notice of Meeting: written notice was sent out to all members six weeks ago with several reminders.


Adoption of Agenda: M/S Wight/Thiru-Chelvam. Approved


Approve 2016-17 Financial Statements  

The statements examined by John Nypiuk and Zaheer Lakhani were presented and discussed.   Bottom line includes $9500 net income.  Moved that the statements accurately reflect the finances of the club and are approved.  M/S Jay/Gellar .Approved



President: Billy Lywood

Past President Secretary:  Brian Kiely

Treasurer/Comptroller: Derek Jay/ Maureen Liviniuk

Committee Chairs:

    Community Services Chair:  Jaima Geller

    International Services Chair:  Maureen Liviniuk

    Membership Chair:   Jim Galpin

    New Members and Fundraising Chair:  Cynthia Beaver

    Vocational and Educational Director:  Bill Lywood

Executive Board Members:  Lorne Wight


M/S Kirkland/Nypiuk  Slate APPROVED


Other Business, Presentation by Lead with Seeds  representatives, the Andersons.  Lead with Seeds grows reforestation trees and provides agricultural retraining in Honduras.  This year 12,500 trees are almost ready to be planted.  Worker dorm was built this year (donated in part by EMRC as well as providing them with a conduit for funds.  Class rooms built for junior high school.  (Government free education ends at grade 6).  2018 Fundraising objectives: complete junior high, expand sustainable farming practice training.  The big project is a feasibility study on a low income 10-12 unit housing project.  President Bill asked about the possibility of sending university aged students (Rotaract) down as part of a help/exchange program.  Idea warmly received.  Bill will bring to Rotaract


Motion of Thanks from President Bill

Meeting Adjourned 12:58 M/S Kirkland/ Wight

Minutes, Rotary Club of Edmonton Mayfield

Business Meeting, August 28, 2017

Allwest Furnishings




1. To discuss/plan financial details and to set 2017-18 budgets.

2. To discuss/planClub and Charitable Society AGM’s

3. To determine resources (materials, funds, personnel) needed for Santa Maria event.

4. To initiate website and social media renewal



1. Review actions from prior business meeting (August 3)

    a. Meeting timetable, goals posting, Foundation donations

    b. Societies registration information completed forwarded to Stan’s office

    c. $500 cheque to Terry to establish KIVA presence

    d. Update draft budget with input from Service chairs.

    e. Club received Fork It Over 2018 update


2. Discuss/plan financial details

    a.One $20K GIC to Operations account on Sept. 8 (renewal date?)

    b. Create to-do for credit card application

    c. CIP grant(s) District grant(s) (What’s current, what’s planned?)

    d. Norquest College scholarship future.


3. Budget 2017-18

    a. Initial draft updated

    b. Discussion, complete budget


4. Club and Charitable Society AGM’s

    a. Who’s going first? Time requirements

    b. Cross communication methods evaluation/determination


5. Santa Maria hosted “Friendly Neighbourhood Rotary Club” mixer

    a Resources (time, materials, money)

    b. Execution plan


6. Communications

    a. Clubrunner Options

    b. Website Renewal

    c. Other communication media


7. Set next meeting date and adkourn.

March Meetings
Greetings Fellow Mayfield Rotarians.  March will be different!
Tomorrow, March 8th.  There is NO lunch meeting.  A few of us have volunteered to serve a soup lunch at Jasper Place Wellness Centre (15210 Stony Plain Rd).  If you are signed up, please be there by 11:15 and ready to serve.  Jim Logan is meeting Brian Kiely at their church to make the soup.  Jaima will bring the buns.
Wednesday March 15th.  There will be a regular meeting featuring guest speaker Veronique Desormeaux and Patricia Stransky from AdaptAbilities on the topic of providing family supports to special needs families. 
Wednesday, March 22nd  NO MEETING.  Instead a social event at Jungle Jim's Wing Nite on Bourbon Street in the Mall.  "At Jungle Jim's, you'll find a tropical atmosphere with fun, food, huge servings, great value, exotic drinks, and zany Tour Guides in a high-energy setting that attracts a target market of fun-loving kids from 1 to 99."  IBrianwill be there by 6.  Drop in anytime.
Wednesday, March 29 Regular luncheon meeting with Don Clarke and John Short on Canada's 150th Birthday from RotaryWise
President Brian Kiely exchanges pennants with Pommelien Bossier visiting from a Belgian club.  Pommelien is an exchange student associated with the Downtown Club and was our guest speaker on February 1.
This week's meeting featured a special presentation of a Paul Harris Fellowship and the remarkable story of the Amarok Society's efforts.  Gem Munroe told us of their successful efforts to bring education to thousands of desperately poor women and children in Pakistan and Bangladesh.   
A small but enthusiastic group of Rotarians joined the U Of A Rotaract Club for a night of bowling.
Mayfield Rotary was well represented on March 17th at Jasper Place Health and Wellness Centre as we served a delicious soup to area residents.
Fork it Over 2016 is now just a happy memory! Good times were had by all who attended. The final tally has been completed and we have raised just over $64,000. Thank you to all who made it a successful event. The Fork It Over Committee has recommended a donation to Myeloma Alberta of $5,000 and a split of the balance of $15,000 to the charitable society and $44,000 to the club.
The Rotary Club of Edmonton Mayfield is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 Drs. Buski-Lakhani International Travel Bursaries. These bursaries in the amount of $1,000 are awarded to students in a health or education related field interested in global health initiatives. Award recipients:
  • Ian Stefanuk – Medicine – Ecuador - volunteer with CAMTA (Canadian Association of Medical Teams Abroad)
  • Monique Holowach – Nutrition and Food Sciences – Tanzania – implementing public health programs
  • Julianna Deutscher – Medicine – Ecuador - volunteer with CAMTA (Canadian Association of Medical Teams Abroad)
  • Allie Buxton – Public Health – Tanzania – implementing public health programs
Terry Kirkland, President
On July 18 Mayfield Rotarians converged on Hermitage Park to volunteer for the Multiple Miles for Myeloma 10K Run & 5K Walk put on by Myeloma Alberta Support Society (MASS). Money raised goes to support research right here in Alberta for this cancer of the blood! MASS has a goal to raise $1M annually.
Maggie Danko BScN, RN, Plus 1
Feb 21, 2018
YNTA (Young Nurses Take Action)
Business Meeting, 4.30pm - 6.00pm
May 14, 2018
Allwest Furnishings
Change over Dinner. 6.00pm to 9.00pm
Jun 27, 2018
Location TBA.