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Edmonton Whyte Avenue

Fun, Fearless and Focused!

We meet Tuesdays at 5:45 PM
until 7:00 PM. Rooster Cafe & Kitchen Check calendar for more details.
10732 82 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB  T6E 6P4
Canada
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Speakers
Wendy McDonald and Paige Reeves
Feb 27, 2018
Rotary Employment Partnership
Steve McRory and Mike Brandigen
Mar 06, 2018
Who's Who
No Regular Club Meeting
Mar 13, 2018
Leadership Meeting
Fellowship Weekend
Mar 17, 2018
Off to Jasper for the Weekend!
No Regular Club Meeting
Mar 20, 2018
Night off for Hard Work Done!
Michael Greaney and Lauren Emery
Apr 10, 2018
Who's Who
Gem Munro
Apr 17, 2018
Amarok Society
Community Service Event!
Apr 24, 2018
Ronald McDonald House - Meals that Mend
No Regular Club Meeting
May 08, 2018
Leadership Meeting
 
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!

We meet Tuesdays at 5:45 PM
until 7:00 PM. Rooster Cafe & Kitchen Check calendar for more details.
10732 82 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB  T6E 6P4
Canada
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District Site
VenueMap
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Updates on Club Activities
 
Laura Kruze, Outreach Coordinator for Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG), was kind enough to visit Whyte Avenue Rotary to give us an overview of the organization and the important work they are doing.
 
It was inspiring to hear how this student-run, student-funded, non-profit organization is providing students with resources to be active citizens through research, education, advocacy, and action in the public interest.
 
Through involvement with PIRGs, thousands of Canadian students have learned skills in consensus decision-making, group facilitation, events organizing, media relations, and community-based research, helping individuals to act effectively in the public interest.
 
Laura spoke passionately on the topic of oppression, helping us to .recognize it's many faces and understand the impacts of this pervasive issue.
 
 
Q: Why did the Rotarian cross the road?
 
A: To get to the Rotaract Comedy Night!
 
If you're looking for a fun night out on Friday, February 16th, be sure to check out the Edmonton Rotaract Club's comedy night at Yuk Yuk's at Century Casino.
 
For just $15.00, you can help support Rotaract programming and enjoy an evening of world-class comedy featuring funny man Ryan Short, headliner Shawn Gramiak and, holding down the middle spot, our very own James Wynters. (Yes; he's funny.) 
 
 
Boardwalk Ice On Whyte is nsow behind us for another year, and Whyte Avenue Rotarians came out in force to make sure the 2018 edition was a success.
 
Club members gave more than 70 volunteer hours to ensure that guests were safe and welcome at Edmonton's premiere winter festival.
 
Well done, and many thanks to everyone who braved the cold in the name of community spirit and supporting this unique arts event.
 
 
On Sunday, February 25th, the Edmonton Oil Kings will be hosting Rotary Night, our annual fundraiser in support of End Polio Now
 
The Oil Kings are famous for delivering great hockey action in a fun, family-oriented atmosphere, at a very affordable price.
 
For just $29, you get access to the pre-game mixer  from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, plus great seats to see the Oil Kings take on the Swift Current Broncos at Roger's Place.
 
Tickets are available from Club President Kathy Strobl, with $11.oo from each ticket sold going to the End Polio Now campaign.
 
Whyte Avenue Rotary has had two consecutive record-breaking sales years for this great event. Let's make it three in a row!
 
Be sure to tell family and friends about this opportunity to enjoy an entertaining hockey experience and support of a terrific cause.
 
 
Patrick Gibson, Director of International Services for the Strathcona Rotary Club, joined us at our Tuesday meeting to tell us the story of their experience investing through Kiva , a global leader in micro-financing.
 
Unlike a conventional donation, money invested through Kiva is distributed as low interest loans with defined repayment schedules. Monies repaid can be rolled into another loan for a different business, making it easy for a very small monthly investment to grow into something truly impactful.
 
In just three short years, Strathcona Rotarians have funded more that 675 micro-loans in 55 countries, helping to fund opportunities for business people in developing nations who have no access to conventional financing. 
 
Not only has the club put more than $17,000.00 to work around the world, but they have also created a Lending Team of like-minded individuals, both within and outside of Rotary, creating even greater impact. The team has funded nearly 1,500 loans, earning them the #7 ranking out of approximately 1,800 clubs registered with Kiva. 
 
Loans start at as little as $25.00 US, with lots of flexibility to choose what type of business you want to support, and where you want to invest. Visit the Kiva website to learn more, or to start putting your money to work.
 
Steve McRory was presented with the Whyte Knight Award for his outstanding contributions as a Whyte Avenue Rotarian.
 
The award was presented by our previous recipient, Eli Schrader, who, along with a team of other members, chose to recognize Steve's dedication and energy.
 
Congratulations, Steve!
 
 
Wendy Andrews, Chair of the District 5370 Playground Committee, attended our January 9th meeting to give us the latest news on the playground program. 
 
Playgrounds are provided by the Emmanuel Foundation, which refurbishes and redesigns municipal and school playgrounds from Western Canada. Through this project, playgrounds that were once destined for the landfill find a new home in Belize.
 
As an extension of the project, play leadership programs are being developed as a component of the build, ensuring sustainability and ongoing maintenance.
 
You can learn more about this important and exciting initiative by visiting the District 5370 webpage, or contacting Stan Bissell, International Service Co-Chair for Whyte Avenue Rotary.
 
 
 
 
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Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 
 
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.