Speakers
Rotaract Club of Edmonton
Mar 30, 2017
International Project - New Delhi Club Project - Offsite at Tiramisu Bistro
Board Meeting
Apr 13, 2017
Gem Munro
Apr 13, 2017
Amorak Society
Mustard Seed - Offsite Meeting
Apr 20, 2017
From 5pm to 9pm..
A Better World
Apr 27, 2017
Update on 'A Better World' projects and a cheque presentation.
Greg Harvey
May 04, 2017
Loigero Primary School Project - Masai Mara
Svetlana Pavlenko
May 11, 2017
Jewish Senior Citizen's Centre
Board Meeting
May 18, 2017
Board Meeting
Jun 15, 2017
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Past President
Treasurer
Electronic Communication
Director, Membership
Director, Club Services
Assistant Director, Community Services
Director, Community Service
Director, International Service
Director, Rotary Foundation
Director, Fundraising
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Past President
Treasurer
Electronic Communication
Director, Membership
Director, Club Services
Assistant Director, Community Services
Director, Community Service
Director, International Service
Director, Rotary Foundation
Director, Fundraising
 

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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.

 

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State of the Art Surgery Theatre Lighting Installation

 

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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.
 

 
 

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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!
 

 

 
 

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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
 
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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...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...
 
Speakers
Rotaract Club of Edmonton
Mar 30, 2017
International Project - New Delhi Club Project - Offsite at Tiramisu Bistro
Board Meeting
Apr 13, 2017
Gem Munro
Apr 13, 2017
Amorak Society
Mustard Seed - Offsite Meeting
Apr 20, 2017
From 5pm to 9pm..
A Better World
Apr 27, 2017
Update on 'A Better World' projects and a cheque presentation.
Greg Harvey
May 04, 2017
Loigero Primary School Project - Masai Mara
Svetlana Pavlenko
May 11, 2017
Jewish Senior Citizen's Centre
Board Meeting
May 18, 2017
Board Meeting
Jun 15, 2017