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
Canada
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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Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Membership
Community Service Chair
Co Chair Community Service
Co Chair Community Service
Services - International
Youth Services
Interact
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Power in Our Connections
New to Rotary? Interested in learning more? Come to our next meeting and see what we're all about.
 
First two meetings are on us!
 
 
Updates on Club Activities
On Tuesday, August 30th we were happy to have both an in person meeting AND listen to our great presenter, Haley Stang, a Rotary  District 5370 Global Grant scholar. 
 

Haley grew up on a farm in rural Canada, before moving to England to pursue a Biomedical Engineering degree. Throughout her upbringing she played elite level ice-hockey, fastball and volleyball, these experiences shaped a significant portion of her leadership characteristics.es as possible including studying with the year above. It was at this time in high school Haley founded a Rotary International Youth Club; Interact and lead this club to a humanitarian trip that same year.

Following high school, Haley was involved with The University of Alberta's Rotaract club, serving as the community service chair. Soon after Haley began district roles in District 5370 and was on the executive team for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards North America for three years. Haley has served as The Canadian Delegate to The United Nations at the Headquarters in New York City, USA on two separate occasions.

Haley was a member of The Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy, learning from industry leaders within engineering. Most recently Haley works within a biomedical research lab at Harvard Medical School.

Haley's career goals are to move onto being a medical doctor, while utilizing her engineering background to bring forth an innovation focus to individualized medical care.

When Haley isn't studying, or serving her community, she enjoys anything outdoors, coffee, travelling, cooking, horse back-riding, film photography and learning German!

Haley Stang is truly an amazing and inspirational person and we were thrilled to hear about her current work and know she will have a very bright and successful future.  Stay in touch, Haley!  If you'd like to see what Haley is doing and donate towards her education go to her website at https://www.haleystang.com/

 

 
RI President-elect Jennifer Jones imagines a Rotary where members act to make their dreams become reality and they make the most of their club experiences. She urges members to engage more with each other and use these connections to build partnerships that change the world.
The 2022-23 presidential theme logo was designed by renowned Australia-based Indigenous artist Riki Salam to represent RI President Jennifer Jones’ theme and initiatives. The logo represents key elements of Rotary while honoring the Indigenous culture:
• The circle signifies connections to one another.
• The dots around the circle represent people, one for each of our areas of focus.
• The circle and the dots together become a navigation star, which signifies Rotary’s guiding light.
• The solid line underneath signifies a digging stick used for hard work — a tool that Rotary’s people of action use to get things done.
Thank you all so much for coming out this past Tuesday to prepare food hampers for the needy.  Your efforts are truly appreciated!
Glad to see new member Eric.  Also member prospect Arshi and significant other Steve as well as Sami join us. Their applications are being processed.  Members of YEG Passport and Edmonton club also participated as well as Friends of the club.  Super involvement on a snowy evening!!!!
 
Next Food Bank event is Sunday May 15. spots still open. Consider signing up or bring a friend.   See the club website for event posting.
Our small but mighty club was back at one of our favourite activities this week - supporting community members in our city.
 
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Miguel Angel Rodriguez Martinez, the Project Amigo student that our club sponsors in Colima, Mexico, sent us a letter and drawing thanking us for the support and gifts that were sent with Marilyn Mucha when she travelled there to participate in a volunteer week. It is so exciting that she got to meet our “ahijado” We can't wait to hear more about Marilyn and Sue's experiences later in May. Click the "Read More" to read a translation of Miguel's letter.
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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You can receive a charitable tax receipt for donations made through the District 5370 Foundation at Canada Helps**Please select the Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue from the drop-down link. 

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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.