Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
Past President
Treasurer
Director, Membership
Public Relations
Director, Club Services
Director, Community Service
Director, Vocational Service
Director, International Service
Director, New Generations
Director, Rotary Foundation
Director, Fundraising
Co-Director, Fundraising
Sergeant-at-arms
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
Past President
Treasurer
Director, Membership
Public Relations
Director, Club Services
Director, Community Service
Director, Vocational Service
Director, International Service
Director, New Generations
Director, Rotary Foundation
Director, Fundraising
Co-Director, Fundraising
Sergeant-at-arms
 

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

 
 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Request For Project Support

Request For Project Support - MS Word File

Image

 

 

 

 

Image

 

 

Image

 

 

 

Image
ImageImageImage 

 

 

 

 Image

                  

 Image

 

Image 

 

 

Image 

        

 

 

Image

 

 

 

Image 

 

 

 

Image
 

 

Image

 

 

    

 

 Image

 

 

 

 

Name That Tune

  Click above to find out how the Urban Spirits "Overkill" won Name That Tune competition.

 

 

  

  
 
 
 
No Secret Handshakes, No Funny Hats!  The Urban Spirts Rotary Club is a group of young professionals who meet weekly to provide an opportunity to build friendships, to serve the community and to improve the world.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Seattle and Area Rotary Club share some reasons for joining Rotary!!!
 
 
 
 

 

 

INFORMATION

 

In December 2013, surgical theatre lights were installed in a major hospital in Lviv thanks to approximatately $65,000 of funding from the Rotary Club (RC) of Edmonton South, RC of Sakai-East (Japan), RC Lviv Ratusha, RC Lviv Leopolis (Ukraine), Rotary District 5370 (Canada), Rotary District 2230 (Ukraine), the Alberta Lottery Fund through the Community Initiatives Program, the Rotary Foundation, and, of course, our club the RC of Edmonton-Urban Spirits.  Over the lifetime of the lights 30,000 - 40,000 patients will benefit from optimum lighting conditions during their surgery leading to better health outcomes.

Thanks to everyone who makes our club tick so funding can be available for projects like this.  Big thanks also to RC Lviv Ratusha for coordinating the installation of the surgical theatre lights, the RC of Edmonton South for setting up the project for us, as well as the Alberta Lottery Fund, both District 5370 and 2230, and the Rotary Foundation for matching funds.

 

Image

State of the Art Surgery Theatre Lighting Installation

 

Image

Image

Television Interview Relating to the Lighting Installation

 

 
 
ImageOur 2011-2012 Annual report is now available, click here. This document provides a summary of the activities of the club during the 2011-2012 Rotary year, as well as how we raised and disbursed funds to the charities we support.
 

 
 

Image
 
Here it is.... hot off the press.  The highly anticipated Urban Spirits 2010-2011 Annual Report.  Come and get them while there are still available!
 

 

 
 

2011RIThemeLogo_Transp_150width

 

District Governor Harry Buddle visits The Urban Spirits Thursday August 4th in our new location! 

 
 
 
Did you know you can do online make up meetings 14 days before or after the meeting you missed?  Just go to http://www.rotaryeclubone.org and read three articles or watch three movies.  When you are done log onto our website and enter in your makeup meeting.   Note you can't enter in make ups for meetings that have not yet occured.
 

 
 
Our member, Richard Korbyl and his business associate Terry Syvenky, were featured in the April-May 2011 district newsletter.
 
 
 
As you see from the Speakers list, I'm hosting a club planning session at our regular meeting on Thursday April 7th. This is your opportunity to help shape the future of our sensational club! We will be doing some group brainstorming on 2 very critical issues: 1) Our Vision for the Urban Spirits. 2) A 10 Year Anniversary Legacy Project.
 
 
 
Our 2009-2010 Annual report is now available, click here. This document provides a summary of the activities of the club during the 2009-2010 Rotary year, as well as how we raised and disbursed funds to the charities we support.
 
 
 
VSDAS has now finished building the Chalabana School and is moving on to building the teacher's residence. Here are pictures taken in June 2010.
 
 
 
With a new Rotary year starting on July 1, we are welcoming a new Rotary board. Thank you to Past-President Kirsten and her 2009-2010 board members for a very successful Rotary year.
 
 
 
A big Urban Spirits welcome to our newest members - Monica Sommer, Heather McCready and Dave Lovely.
 
 
 
Members and supporters work hard all year long to raise funds to support worthwhile projects. Donations have always been generous. Learn what projects we supported in the 2009-2010 Rotary year!
 
 
 
On June 3, we had Kyle Dube from YOUCAN come and speak to us about their programs for youth at risk. YOUCAN is looking for mentors to spend some time with some of their program participants.
 
 
 
We've thought about it...talked about it...and even joked about it, but we never did anything about it...until now. For the longest time, members of the Urban Spirits Rotary Club have always wanted to visit a Las Vegas Rotary Club meeting. Here's the story...
 
 
 
Our club has provided funds for the past two years to the Agape Orphanage in Malawi Africa to help provide a safe and healthy environment for orphaned children. Click here to read their 2009 Christmas Message.
 

 
 

Together, Rotary Clubs from Canada, USA, and Belize are furthering the educational goals of youth.  The awarding of scholarships is described in an article from a local Belizean newspaper, the San Ignacio Star.

 
 
 
Dianne Block, the President and Founder of the Apage Orphanage touched us all with her story and the plight of her orphans in Malawi, Africa. The Agape Orphanage Foundation brings hope through donations to children without hope.
 
 
 
Save the world, one kid at a time! Be sure to check out our Membership Page and become a Friend of the Urban Spirits Rotary Club...
 
 
 
In an attempt to capture all those wonderful Urban Spirits' moments and memories for years to come, we've been slowly saving photos to the website. Visit the Photo Journals section to view the photo collections we have posted so far and if you have photos that we can add, please email them to Carolyn Gregson.
 

 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
RSS
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...