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Nisku-Leduc

Celebrate Rotary

We meet Thursdays at 7:15 AM
RedTail Landing Golf Course
Edmonton International Airport
Leduc, AB
Canada
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Stories
 
  Rocky Mountain Nationals - Castrol Raceway
 
  Sunday - July 14, 2019 -   Winning Ticket # C-568296
                         Winner's Prize - $ 2,672.00 -  Claimed
 
  Saturday - July 13, 2019 - Evening Draw - Winning Ticket # C-595945
                         Winner's Prize - $ 5,085.00   -  Claimed
 
  Saturday - July 13, 2019 - Afternoon Draw - Winning Ticket # C-340293
                            Winner's Prize - $ 3,660.00 - Not Claimed
 
  Friday - July 12, 2019 - Winning Ticket # C-350849 - Claimed
                           Winner's Prize - $1855.00
                      
  Rocky Mountain Nationals  - Friday - July 12th - Castrol Drag Strip - Sellers Start Time  - 6:00 pm
 
 Rocky Mountain Nationals - Saturday - July 13th - Castrol Drag Strip - Sellers Start Time - 11:00 am
 
 Rocky Mountain Nationals - Saturday  - July 13th - Evening - Castrol Drag Strip - Sellers Start Time  - 3:00 pm
 
  Rocky Mountain Nationals - Sunday  -  July 14th - - Castrol Drag Strip - Sellers Start Time - 11:00 am
 
 
 
 
 
  We just received the following THANK YOU letter from Nancy Nystrom, Founder and Director of Casa Hogar Los Angelitos ( CHLA) in Manzanillo, Mexico.  They received our donation of $5000.00 through The Rotary Club of Winnipeg West's charitable foundation forwarded to The Rotary Club of Manzanillo.  CHLA is an ongoing international project for our club promoting youth and education.

Dear Gord and Nisku/Leduc Rotary, 
I am thinking of you and remembering the fantastic tour and ballet performance in your beautiful area! We must plan to do that again!
 
Thank you so very much for your gift for CHLA.
It could not come at a more needed time!
Nancy with one of the recent graduates.
 
 
We have had fewer contributions since our January benefit dinner although our expenses have increased with so many of our kids now attending college or university. For me it is the mark of success and a goal for every child that enters the casa hogar... to get the education that will give them opportunity and choices in life.
We have students studying to be an Architect, nutritionist, Business administrator, chef, dental technician, Medical Doctor,  logistic and export, and elementary teacher. Three college graduates (one as a Dr) and another student entering this August to also study nutrition. 
 
The only way we can do this is to have people who see the value of providing education for  those who would other wise be stuck in the mire of hopeless poverty and at great risk.
 
Every day I am more determined to help all these children! Our youngest child is three, she was brought to us by the social agency DIF after police found her wandering the streets. She was the only survivor of a family where her mother and baby brother were murdered in front of her. How she survived I don't know, but, she did.  Her story is not the only tragic story at the casa hogar. Each one of our children have a heart breaking story. 
 
Please keep us in your prayers and hearts!
Again, Thank you!
 
Nancy Nystrom
We are all faced with brilliant opportunity disguised as impossible situations! 
 
 

 

 The video link to follow is great viewing.  If you have not visited Ft. Edmonton Park, this video will open your eyes to an amazing project that Edmonton and area Rotary Clubs are helping to organize and fund.  
 
 
  We have donated another $1800.00 to purchase pollinator type trees for the garden beside Telford Lake.  Rotarian Alana represented our club and participated in helping to plant this year's additions to the garden.  Thank you Alana!
 We once again sponsored The Rodeo of Smiles at the LRC with a $4000 donation and a few volunteer hours from Rotarians Elmer, Gerald, George, Greg & Brenda Gross, Pat and Robert to serve lunch.
Grant, Jamie, Greg and Gerald represented Rotary at this year's Hospital Foundation golf tournament.  We have not heard any further stories yet as to their success or failure but it looks like a good time was had by all.
 
  Our annual Lobsterfest was held on Friday, May 24th at Red Tail Landing and by all reports was a great success again this year. Big thank yous to the staff at Red Tail, assistance from The Leduc Food Bank, and our committee members headed up by George Lavertu. 
 
 
   I have been busy with updating our Club Runner information and RI Integration.  It has been a bit of challenge for an old dinosaur but it has been rewarding in making some connections.  A few years ago we had a very active member, Claire Voldeng, who due to personal reasons left our club for fairer climates on Vancouver Island. We made Claire an honorary member of our club and she was so listed on Club Runner for many years but never integrated with Rotary International.  This now had to be corrected and we need both Club Runner and RI to have identical information. I reached out to Claire to see what she was up to and if she still wanted to be an honorary member of our club.  She responded with two very interesting emails about her current life and her memories of her time in our club. Once you have read these, you will see why we want and need people like Claire in our Rotary world.  Please "Read More" .
   The Capital Region Rotary Integrity Awards were held on May 8, 2019 at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Edmonton. Nisku-Leduc's winner this year was John Bole.  The evening was well attended with 6 members of our club along with John & Joan Bole and 4 family members.   There were a total of 10 Integrity Awards presented by Edmonton area clubs and John certainly stood out as a very worthy recipient.  John's brief bio is included in the Read More area.  View more pictures from this year's event in the Photo Album section.
 
 
 
 Picture is of our Project Amigo Student, Alondra with Edith Martin, Secretary of Project Amigo Canada. This picture was taken at a Work Week in December, 2018.  A number of members of the Rotary Club of Edmonton NE participated in this amazing experience. I encourage all our members to investigate and sign up for an experience of a lifetime.  Project Amigo Workweek in Cofridia, Colima, Mexico.  
Latest Google translated letter from Alondra - May 2019- in the Read More area
 
 
 
  President Robert presents a cheque for $10,ooo to fellow Rotarian Myrtle Smyth, Director of The Leduc Rotary Music Festival
at this year's Gala - Best of the Best - at the Maclab Centre for the Performing Arts. More pictures of the event in Photo Albums on our website.
Upcoming greeters !
If you are unable to greet on your scheduled day, please find a substitute! Thanks!!
 
 
Harold Wilson                     July 11
Grant Leach                         July 25
Bob Young                            Aug. 8
George Lavertu                   Aug. 22
Susan Brayford                   Aug. 29
Gord  Lewis                         Sept. 5
Mark Gallant                       Sept. 12
Michael Gardiner               Sept 19
Greg Gross                           Sept. 26
                   
 
  President Robert & Pres. Elect Mark making cheque presentation to Susan Perry & Dave McKenzie from HUB with proceeds raised at Hometown Hockey event. 
  We are currently working on ordering some Rotary clothing items.  Please open the Photo Album titled _ Rotary Clothing Images in the left hand column of this web page to view the items.  If you are interested in ordering any of these items contact Mark Gallant.  Please remember we have 2 styles of Rotary Ball Caps in the storage unit at Red Tail.  See story below for details.
 
   Martin Dungas from Wellspring Edmonton was our guest speaker on March 28, 2019.
  AMA - Drag Races - Castrol  - Saturday July 6, 2019
 
   50/50 Winning Number  C- 526005  
 
  Winners Prize $2387.50   CLAIMED
 
 
The Rotary Club of Nisku-Leduc curling team (Lorne Yeo, Jamie McNamara, Greg Gross and Ken Chromiak) recently participated in the District 5360/5370 Annual Curling Bonspiel hosted by the Rotary Club of Lethbridge (Downtown). The Nisku-Leduc team won their first three games then lost by one point going into the 'A' semi-finals. The Lethbridge Club were outstanding hosts providing great hospitality, curling and fellowship! Rotary curlers are looking forward to February 21-23, 2020 when the Rotary Club of Swan City from Grande Prairie will host the Annual 5360/5370 Curling Bonspiel.
 
 
 
Ball Caps for Sale - $25.00 -
Caps are in lock-up at Red Tail Landing
Two Styles -Flex Fit and Adjustable
Take & Pay - Gord Lewis - honor system
 
  The children from Casa Hogar say thank you for the new van. Rotary Clubs from western Canada funded the project. Nisku -Leduc participated to the tune of $10,000.00
   Please read the letter in the "read more" tab.
 
   On Thursday, November 22nd, our regular meeting was moved across the airport property to the STARS hanger. We had a great turnout and not a single person was disappointed with the visit.  We had a wonderful breakfast in the Stars meeting room and a great presentation by Stars Director of Events, Sheyanne.    A tour of the facility followed with everyone totally amazed at the equipment they have and training that these folks continually go through.  If you missed this meeting you missed a very special occasion.  Hope we can do it again some time. Photos courtesy of Stuart.  Breakfast catered by Square One. This great day arranged by Marilyn.  Thanks to all and a special big thank you to staff at Stars. 
  More photos in Photo Albums under STARS Visit
Please find to follow a bio on our Project Amigo sponsored student.  Also, the READ MORE icon below will take you her latest letter ( Google Translated). We have also posted a number of pictures about Project Amigo and Alondra in the Photo Album section of this web page.
   Amy Smith sends greetings and an update from Australia.  Finished off the first year of my Masters program ( Master of Development Practice) in Brisbane and now exploring a bit of the country. Found this Rotary graffiti in Melbourne's Hosier laneway  - haha!!
Rotary Clock Dedicated - Leduc - November 7, 2018
 
  Downtown Leduc has been enhanced with the addition of our new Rotary Clock.  Many dignitaries, club members and guests on hand for the official ceremony including our District Governor Ingrid Neitsch
On October 11, District Governor, Ingrid Neitsch, visited our club's regular breakfast meeting and helped to install our newest member Rob McAlinden.
 THANK YOU INGRID and WELCOME TO ROTARY, ROB !
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Stuart Wringe
    July 12
  • Michael Gardiner
    July 14
  • Hilda Holloway
    July 19
  • Robert Neufeld
    July 19
  • Nancy Laing
    July 25
Anniversaries:
  • Gary Sandercock
    Dorothy
    July 9
  • Robert Neufeld
    Shirley Keith
    July 15
Join Date:
  • Sherry Fraser
    July 1, 2013
    6 years
  • Sylvia Farrer
    July 1, 2013
    6 years
  • Stephen Lindop
    July 4, 2002
    17 years
  • Claire Voldeng
    July 5, 2012
    7 years
  • Hilda Holloway
    July 16, 2009
    10 years