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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
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
NO CLUB MEETING
Jun 26, 2018
SUMMER HOLIDAY!
NO CLUB MEETING
Jul 03, 2018
SUMMER HOLIDAY!
Peter Denooy
Jul 10, 2018
Rotary E-Club of Canada One
Scott Young
Jul 17, 2018
Recap of the Rotary International Conference in Toronto, ON
Kristin Jennings
Jul 24, 2018
YNTA in Peru
BBQ at Mike's!
Jul 31, 2018
Time to celebrate summer!
Edith Martin
Aug 07, 2018
Project Amigo
Regular Meeting
Aug 14, 2018
 
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
DistrictSiteIcon
District Site
VenueMap
Venue Map
 
 
Updates on Club Activities
In preparation for our club's tree planting event on May 31st, Catherine Falk from the City of Edmonton's Root for Trees give a presentation.  Catherine outlined the history of this program and how it contributes to the well-being of our city.
 
Root for Trees was launched in 2013. Its key objective was creating a diverse and sustainable urban forest, supplementing the city's resources with the assistance of civic-minded individuals, community groups and businesses.
 
In 2016 they hosted 138 tree planting events, in which 4,120 volunteers planted more than 36,000 trees and shrubs.  The efforts of volunteers will pay long lasting dividends in regards to the city's ecosystem, visual appeal and overall liveability.  
 
This year there will be several opportunities for individuals, families and groups of various sizes to participate.  
 
 
A warm, blue-skied evening was the setting for The Whyte Avenue Rotary Club's first ever food crawl last Tuesday. It was a fun, fearless and food-focused night where members and friends of the club visited and strolled between three unique venues for some tasty eats. The first stop was Avila Arepa for a sampling of some traditional Venezuelan appetizers. For a choice selection of entrées, we headed to Malt & Mortar, one of Whyte Avenue's newest additions. After our meals, we strolled off the Ave and made some room for our last stop at Ohana Donuterie where we each tried one of their delectable donuts.

Thank you to all who came out for a night of food and fellowship and helped make our first food crawl a great success!
 
In keeping with 2017-18 RI President Ian H.S. Riseley's challenge for every Rotarian to plant a tree we are joining forces with the Rotary Clubs of Edmonton West, Glenora and Strathcona to do our part by planting trees on May 31st through the City of Edmonton's Roots for Trees program.
 
The City of Edmonton's Root for Trees initiative aims to rejuvenate natural areas in Edmonton through tree planting.
 
Come and join us!
 
Details:
 
Where: we'll meet at the corner of 205th Street & 60th Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta. The tree planting will take place around this area and Hamptons Lake.
When: Thursday May 31, 2018.
What time: 4:45PM to 7PM.
 
 
Interested volunteers are requested to sign-up before Thursday, May 10 in order to take part!  This is to ensure that Roots for Trees has time to prepare the materials.
 
Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and bring your 'Rotary at Work' shirt if you have one!
 
Please feel free to email me (kggmcleod@hotmail.com) at anytime if you have any questions.
 
Thank you for your support and I hope to see you all there!
 
Kevin McLeod
Community Services Chair, Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue
 
 
On May 1st, Paige Reeves led the second of our three meetings focusing on Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue's identity and what can be done to enhance it.
 
Drawing on her enthusiasm for assisting her clients at AdaptAbilities and the insight it has given her, Paige challenged those in attendance to consider ways to make our club more inclusive.
 
From its beginning just over eight years ago, our club was one of the many that helped Rotary evolve from its origins of exclusivity to a makeup that would be more in-line with its mission statement, as validated by our Four-Way Test.
 
Rather than settle for the level of diversity our club has already achieved, we would be better served looking for barriers that we may inadvertently create as a group and as individuals.
 
It could very well be these barriers that deter prospective productive members from attending our meeting and finding belonging within our club.
 
Thank you to Paige for facilitating this thought-provoking session.
On April 25th, Rotarians and friends rolled up their sleeves in support of Edmonton’s Food Bank!

Edmonton’s Food Bank collects donated food and other items to support vulnerable Edmontonians experiencing food insecurity. As a non-profit organization, Edmonton's Food Bank relies on volunteers to help support their efforts, so the Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue volunteered in the warehouse on Wednesday night! A good time was had by all, as we sorted items and learned more about the Food Bank’s operations. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported!
 
Wine Survivor, an event that allows you and your friends to integrate your love of Rotary with your love of alcoholic beverages takes place on June 12th at the Polar Park Brewery, 10416-80 Avenue (the old Bee Bell Bakery site).  
 
Tamara Larson has 500 tickets to sell to this event.  
 
Tickets are $10 with the donation of a bottle of wine worth at least $15, or $25 without a wine donation.  
 
Lets make sure to support this fun and worthwhile initiative.  
 
The winner is set to receive at least 64 bottles of vino, so it might be a good time to build that wine cellar you've always wanted.
 
Contact Tamara Larson or Kathy Strobl for tickets and more information.
At the April 17th meeting Gem Munro gave a compelling presentation on the Amarok society.
 
 
 
Gem and his wife, Dr. Tanyss Munro, founded the Amarok Society in 1992 to support their efforts in providing education to First Nations children that were not being adequately served by the existing school system.  
 
The Munros then set their sights on improving the prospects of the poorest people in Bangladesh. 
 
 
 
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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.