Welcome to the Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue!
Edmonton Whyte Avenue

Fun, Fearless and Focused!

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Rooster Cafe & Kitchen
10732 82 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T6E 6P4
Program from 6:00 - 7:00 pm. See meeting schedule for in-person listings where the meeting fee is $10. Guests - first 2 are on us!
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Dec 13, 2022
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Updates on Club Activities
Our Paint for Polio fundraiser with Pub N Paint YEG was a huge success. We are so close to wiping polio out for good and every dollar counts. We raised over $600 for polio eradication and had so much fun doing it. Thanks Rooster Kitchen & Cafe for hosting us and for Ariel Durkin for making us all into artists.
Project Amigo Canada Society focuses on supporting youth of lower income families in Suchitlan, Colima, Mexico. Without support, these youth would have difficulty achieving even a basic, education. Project Amigo ensures students have access to a continuous education from elementary to tech school or university levels, and the ability to achieve their highest potential.
For the past two years, the Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue has been sponsoring a Project Amigo student who is elementary school. Project Amigo has reached out to our club to ask if we would consider sponsoring a student at the secondary level, which is a larger financial commitment of $850/year.
Due to the pandemic, many families in the communities Project Amigo serves are dealing with financial difficulty, which resulted in more families applying for support for their children’ education. This September alone, they have accepted more than 40 new students at the secondary level and they are hoping to find a sponsor for each of them. 
Click to read the bios for two of these students in their first year of Secondary School. 
Paul Dusseault from the Rotary Club of Edmonton Riverview came to speak to our club about Misión Claridad (Mission Clarity). This project provides free cataract surgery to Ecuadoreans who can’t afford it and whose lives and livelihoods are profoundly impacted by their blindness or vision impairment due to cataracts. The mission will also raises awareness of what cataracts are, the risk factors that predispose individuals to cataracts, and how several of those risk factors can be minimized. Thank you for sharing this inspiring story and worthwhile project with our club Paul!
Join the Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue for an entertaining and fun guided paint night to raise funds for polio eradication. Come follow along with step-by-step instructions as you sip on your $5 pints & mimosas at Rooster Kitchen & Bar (10732 82 Avenue Northwest Edmonton). This is designed to be an inclusive, fun, non-intimidating atmosphere to create art in good company. All supplies are included, just bring yourself and be ready to have a good time!

Tickets are $48.76 and you will receive a tax receipt for $20 from The Rotary Foundation. Purchase your tickets from the link below:

PubNPaint "Paint for Polio" Fundraiser Tickets, Tue, 22 Nov 2022 at 7:00 PM | Eventbrite

On Tuesday October 4th, Whyte Avenue Rotary members took Streetcar No. 33, a restored 1912 streetcar, for a ride across the High Level Bridge. We learned so much from our volunteer conductor about history of the car and the historical society that preserves and runs the cars as we enjoyed the beauty of the Edmonton river valley.  
International Projects We Support
On Tuesday, November 16, we had Past District 5370 Governor and Canadian Intermediary for Project Amigo Canada Society, Elly Contreras-Vermeulen, join our meeting as our speaker live from Colima Mexico. Elly provided an update on the work that Project Amigo is doing and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their efforts. Project Amigo Canada Society helps lift youth out of poverty through education and focuses on supporting youth of lower income families in Suchitlan, Colima, Mexico. 
For the past three years, the Whyte Avenue Rotary Club has been sponsoring a student through Project Amigo, and at the meeting we got a chance to meet Miguel via Zoom and to ask him questions. Miguel is in Grade 6 and loves Spanish class, reading, playing basketball, and his favourite food is pizza. It was wonderful to make the connection with Miguel. One of our members, Marilyn Mucha, will be participating in a Project Amigo volunteer week this winter, so we will soon get to learn more about Project Amigo and Miguel through her volunteer experience. To learn more about Project Amigo Canada Society, click here
Last year Whyte Avenue Rotary sponsored a child in Colima, Mexico through the Project Amigo Canada Society. The $135 donation provided Miguel with the tools he needed to be successful, such as shoes, clothing and educational services. The sponsorship also helped him broaden his horizons and to connect with people beyond his own communities with the annual “Day at the Beach” trip and at Project Amigo’s volunteer-driven Christmas Fiesta. We are pleased to renew Miguel's scholarship for another year.
Whyte Avenue Rotary partnered with the Amarok Society and several other District 5370 Rotary Clubs to build the Combined Rotary Women's School in Bangladesh. In the school's latest update, they describe their struggles and challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on 25 August announced that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region. This is a historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority.
Rotary made a promise to rid the world of polio and continues to work each day to reach that goal. Watch this new video to learn more about this endemic, Rotary’ efforts to eliminate polio worldwide, and how you can help. You can learn more about Rotary’s efforts towards polio eradication here.
KIVA Microfinance Loans
One of Rotary International’s six area’s of focus is growing local economies by “strengthening local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.” The Rotary Club of Whyte Avenue is working on this area of focus by providing microloans through kiva.org.
Stan Bissell shared the story of Thúy, a female entrepreneur living in a remote rural community in Vietnam, who the club has supported with a microloan.

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December 2022
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.