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Edmonton Whyte Avenue

Fun, Fearless and Focused!

Tuesdays. Fellowship at 5:30 pm. Program from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Meeting fee $10. Guests - first 2 are on us!
Rooster Cafe & Kitchen
10732 82 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB  T6E 6P4
Canada
Phone:
(780) 906-5238
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Speakers
NO CLUB MEETING - Fireside Orientation 6 - 8 pm
Apr 24, 2018
Home of Mike B. 7032-187 Street NW
Community Service Event!
Apr 25, 2018
Edmonton Food Bank
Brainstorming Session
May 01, 2018
Club Identity Part 2
Whyte Ave Food Crawl
May 08, 2018
Details TBD!
Brainstorming Session/Catherine Falk
May 15, 2018
Club Identity Part 3/Root for Trees Program
Alfonso Ceccherini-Nelli
May 22, 2018
Mental Health
Community Service Event!
May 29, 2018
Ronald McDonald House - Meals that Mend
Club Assembly
Jun 05, 2018
Annual General Meeting
Peter Dooney
Jul 10, 2018
Rotary E-Club of Canada One
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
President Nominee
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Public Relations Chair
Membership Chair
Program Chair
Finance Committee Chair
Governance Committee
Fellowship Chair
Community Service Chair
Rotary Employment Partnership Chair
Vocational Service Chair
International Service Co-chair
International Service Co-chair
Youth Co Chair Rotaract
Youth Co- Chair Interact
Foundation Chair
Fundraising Chair
 
 

Please Join Us!

Edmonton Whyte Avenue

Fun, Fearless and Focused!

Tuesdays. Fellowship at 5:30 pm. Program from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. Meeting fee $10. Guests - first 2 are on us!
Rooster Cafe & Kitchen
10732 82 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB  T6E 6P4
Canada
Phone:
(780) 906-5238
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Updates on Club Activities
 
Last week was the first of three meetings focusing on who we are as a club, the role we want to play in our community, and how we tell our story.
 
It was an informative evening led by Kristin Jennings, who outlined the benefits of clearly defining these critical elements.
 
Kristin highlighted that the people we interact with will remember how we made them feel, more than what we said or did. This one concept set the stage for the entire evening.
 
Steve McRory gave an overview of communications planning, and how developing our plan will allow us to tell our story with greater impact.
 
Stan Bissell gave us a founding member's perspective, reviewing our club's 8-year history and leading us through some fun Rotary trivia.
 
The evening's discussions included the nature of service, our unique vision for Whyte Avenue Rotary service, and how service impacts our community.
 
These conversations will serve as the foundation for our next Club Identity meeting, Tuesday, May 1st.
 
Thanks to all that participated, and for those that were unable to attend, please join us in May and add your voice to the discussion.
 
 
On March 17 and 18, some members of our club had the opportunity to spend the weekend in beautiful Jasper, Alberta.
 
A bit of snow, a bit of sun, and a lot of fun was had skiing, snowboarding, shopping, hiking, and taking in the scenery.
 
Our exchange student Andreas showed off his snowboarding skills with our local patrol member Scott, and Tim.
 
As per our annual ritual, Jasper Pizza replenished us with excellent pasta and beverages – we even got our same spot in the restaurant for I think the 4th year (they need to rename that corner of their restaurant ‘Rotary corner’).
 
We look forward to seeing you all out there next year to enjoy the world class beauty we have in our own backyard.
 
 
Tuesday is our day off in recognition of all the hard work we do.
 
Please join us again on Tuesday, March 27th at Rooster Cafe for our next regular meeting.  
 
Here is the first of our weekly brain teasers, shared at our meeting and offered here for your consideration and entertainment:
 
 
Arrange five cups or glasses on a table, three in a vertical line and then two horizontally to the right, forming an L shape.
 
The three cups lined up vertically each have some juice (or any liquid) in them, and the other two are empty.
 
The objective is to rearrange this set so that every other cup has juice. So, from top to bottom, and then from bottom left to right, it should go juice… empty… juice … empty… juice.
 
The rule is, you can touch or move only one cup.
 
Our Tuesday gathering solved this in under a minute. Ready... Set...
 
 
Last Tuesday, Tatiana Naranjo from the Old Scona Interact Club presented us with a concept to help raise awareness and demonstrate the inclusive spirit of Rotary. 
 
Edmonton's annual Pride Parade is a big event on Whyte Ave and an opportunity for everyone to show support for our LGBTQ community. The Old Scona Interact Club has invited us to partner with them and other clubs to be a visible part of the celebrations on Saturday, June 9th.
 
Applications are due by the end of the month and the students are already working to meet the March 31st deadline.
 
Watch for more information as plans are finalized.
 
 
Rotary pulled off the big win last week when District 5370 raised $4,400 for the fight against polio through the Edmonton Oil Kings fundraiser. 
 
Whyte Avenue Rotary once again claimed bragging rights by being the top producer, selling 100 tickets for the event.
 
And while End Polio Now came out with the big win, our Oil Kings didn't fair so well, suffering an epic 8 - 0 loss against the Swift Current Broncos. 
 
 
It was inspiring to hear the stories of just a few of the nearly 500 persons living with disabilities who now have rewarding jobs thanks, in part, to the Rotary Employment Partnership (R.E.P).
 
Wendy McDonald, Chief Operating Officer of Inclusion Alberta, shared her experiences, both professionally and as a parent of a child with a developmental disability, at last Tuesday's meeting.
 
Wendy also led us through a simple exercise to help identify those persons within our own spheres that might benefit from participating in R.E.P. as an employer.
 
The partnership has proven to be highly beneficial to employers, providing them with a pool of carefully matched candidates that has repeatedly led them to discover exceptional employees that otherwise might have been completely overlooked. If you want to hear some inspirational stories of the success on all sides of the R.E.P equation, you can read the whole story and view a really moving video on their website.
 
As the Partnership closes in on its 500 job placement, it's important that Rotary continue to actively support this important initiative. Contact Wendy McDonald to learn how you can be a part of the Rotary Employment Partnership.
 
 
 
 
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Event Cancellation Policy
Monies for events will be refunded (less an administration fee as well as any loss incurred by the District for contractual issues incurred by the District) provided the request is made at least 7 days prior to the event.
 
The refund will be processed after all incurred costs have been received and processed.
 
Normally, 10% of the fees paid will be withheld to cover these charges.
 
No refunds will be made within 7 days of the event. 
 
There will be no refund for district dues or donations.