Welcome to the Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue!

Edmonton Whyte Avenue

Fun, Fearless and Focused!

Tuesdays 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
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Upcoming Speakers
Nova Cannabis
Oct 15, 2019 6:00 PM
Local Business Field Trip
Local Business Field Trip
Pumpkins for Polio
Oct 29, 2019 6:00 PM
Halloween Party with proceeds going to the Rotary Polio Fund
Anthony at Your Service
Nov 05, 2019 6:00 PM
District Governor Tracey Vavrek
Nov 12, 2019 6:00 PM
Rotary District 5370
Polio Fundraiser
Nov 19, 2019 6:00 PM
No Meeting - Committee business!
Nov 26, 2019 6:00 PM
Skills Society BBQ
Nov 27, 2019 6:00 PM
Neighbour Centre Dinner Cook Off
Dec 10, 2019 6:00 PM
Christmas Dinner with the Neighbour Centre
Dec 12, 2019
Supporting our Community Service Partners in Christmas Celebration
Rotary Holiday Party
Dec 17, 2019 6:00 PM
Week off for Christmas!
Dec 24, 2019 6:00 PM
Week off to bring in the New Year!
Dec 31, 2019 6:00 PM
No meeting
Brainstorming Session
Jan 07, 2020 6:00 PM
Club Meeting
 
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Sign Up for "Dodge the Streets" Charity Dodgeball Tournament October 19th!
 
We are pleased to announce our inaugural "Dodge the Streets" charity dodgeball tourney taking place on Saturday, October 19th at the Saville Community Sport Centre in partnership with Dodgeball Edmonton and Dodgeball Canada in support of YESS.

To learn more (and to register) go to www.dodgeballedmonton.com
 
Perfect for: University/College Students, Corporate Teams, Dodgeball Enthusiasts ... and anyone who wants to have a great time while supporting a great cause!
 
 
Updates on Club Activities
 
The Rotary Citation is awarded to clubs for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and the club. Goals include increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in the community.
 
Our Rotary Club won this honour for our achievements over the 2018/19 year. Our club also received the silver distinction for going well beyond the requirements needed to win the Rotary Citation.  Out of the 60 Rotary Clubs in the Rotary 5370 District, only 9 clubs received this honour. 
 
Congratulations to all club members and friends for making the 2018/19 year such a great success!

On October 1st, Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Ave got together for a club assembly!  As part of the meeting, club members went over the results of the recent member satisfaction survey. The results showed that members really do enjoy being members of our club as well as love the programs organized. For the future, the survey showed that we as a club should focus on strengthening club membership and engagement. One of the follow up's from the membership survey is to plan a brainstorming session to discuss club goals and culture at a future meeting.

People in the Bahamas are still suffering from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian.

Immediate Past Rotary President, Barry Rassin, and our Rotary International District 5370 leaders have urged clubs to consider providing aid for this disaster.

The Rotary Club of Whyte Avenue has donated $250USD to the Robbins Funds, a fund for relief efforts of Rotary International District 6990 (Florida and Bahamas).

Watch the video from Barry Rassin:

 

If you wish to personally donate to this disaster, you can donate in the following ways:

Robbins Fund Bahamas Relief (in USD only) through Rotary District 6990 (Florida and Bahamas)

Bahamas Relief (in USD only) through Rotary District 7020 (Caribbean and Grand Bahamas)

Rotary Disaster Relief (in CAD and eligible for a Canadian tax receipt)

ShelterBox Canada (in CAD and eligible for a Canadian tax receipt)

Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Ave Committee Chairs came together last Tuesday to take stock of the year so far and plan for the future! 

Our Club takes a week every month to focus on committee business. This past Tuesday, committee chairs discussed the upcoming October 1 Club Assembly as well as ways to strengthen club communication, engagement, and fundraising. Our chairs do incredible work and we are lucky to have them leading the way on behalf of our Club! 

 
 

Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Ave was very fur-tunate to have had a paws-itively great night of fellowship at the Cat Cafe on Whyte last Tuesday!

Rotarians and guests were introduced to the cats and learned more about the Cat Cafe business model. The group learned that the Cat Cafe owners were inspired to open the cafe from similar stores in their native China, except there you can find cafes dedicated to all kinds of animals - everything from cats, to owls, to hedgehog cafes! Members also learned that cats will often be sent to the cafe to help socialize them - and those cats definitely got some social time with Rotary around!

We're not 'kitten' around, Rotarians and their guests were 'feline' fine after that cafe visit.

 
International Projects We Support
 
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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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.