Meeting Times & Venue

Meeting Times & Venue Correction
Please disregard information posted to the right of this message under Celebrate Rotary and Upcoming Events.
Until further notice we will meet on-line with Zoom format.  Regular Zoom meetings will take place 7:45 am on Thursdays
Please email:  if you would like to attend for Zoom link.
Meeting Times & Venue Gord Lewis 2021-10-11 06:00:00Z 0
50-50 Raffles 2021-09-11 06:00:00Z 0

2020-21 Rotarian of the Year

Posted by Elmer Nykiforuk

Being a member of a Rotary club does not make someone a Rotarian, it only makes them a member of a club.  A Rotarian helps the club achieve its goals and acts with high ethical standards.  A Rotarian also participates in the club’s community projects both locally and internationally.

I had no problem deciding who in our club was the most worthy of this award for the 2020-21 Rotary year.  This member has gone above and beyond the realm of Rotary service and I have full confidence that my decision was one that all of the club's membership agreed with.

On June 24, 2021 at our Turnover Meeting, I was pleased to announce that our club’s Rotarian of the Year for 2020-21 is:

Kasey Kozicky

To present the award to Kasey at his home while we Zoomed in to watch was the previous Rotarian of the Year winner, Jacquie Olsen.  As we could not be together in person, I thought it only fitting that Jacquie should hand the plaque on to Kasey.

In recognition of Kasey's outstanding demonstration of Service Above Self; principled commitment to the 4-Way Test; contributions to the mission and operation of our club through each of the Rotary Avenues of Service; and for promoting Rotary by your actions and involvement, I was pleased to thank him for his service on behalf of a grateful club.  It was my honour to lead the membership to raise our glasses in a toast to Kasey! 

2020-21 Rotarian of the Year Elmer Nykiforuk 2021-06-27 06:00:00Z 0

Clarence Shields - 2021 Integrity Award

“Get ‘er done!” is an adage that has become synonymous with Clarence Shields.  Clarence’s legacy is comprised of his family business ventures, his community service endeavours and his commitment to his family.
Clarence has committed time and support to many community service projects including being a charter and past member of the Rotary Club of Nisku-Leduc.  A sample of his community involvement includes founder of the Tree of Hope Charitable Society and the Leduc Gaming Operators Association which have donated $250,000 and $800,000 respectively to local service groups and charities.  Clarence is a major sponsor of the Leduc Grain Elevator Society.  His business, Blackjacks Roadhouse, serves as a staging area and annually hosts numerous charity events.  Once of Clarence’s proudest events is the Shields Annual Free Christmas Dinner serving dinner to 600 plus people which his family has been doing for 44 years in Fort McMurray and then in Nisku.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Alberta, Clarence returned to Fort McMurray and joins his father, Jack, in creating SML Industries along with his brothers, John and Jim.  SML ventures included an A&W Drive-in, Smitty’s Family Restaurant, Dairy Queen and 5 other independent restaurant, bar and nightclub facilities located in Fort McMurray.  SML also acquired Redwood Ready Mix concrete and gravel pits in Fort McMurray, Barrhead and Westlock as well as numerous commercial and warehouse and retail spaces.
Clarence Shields - 2021 Integrity Award 2021-05-15 06:00:00Z 0

Bottles for Polio

We have just made our annual bottle drive for POLIO much simpler!  No need to store all those deposit containers until September.  You can now take them anytime to the Leduc Bottle Depot and they will add the amount to Rotary's account.  And please ask your relatives, friends and neighbours to take part in this fundraiser.
When you take your bottles to the bottle depot tell them they are for ACCOUNT # 1056 or Rotary Club of Nisku-Leduc.
Bottles for Polio Gord Lewis 2020-12-07 07:00:00Z 0