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Edmonton Whyte Avenue

Fun, Fearless and Focused!

We meet Tuesdays at 5:45 PM
until 7:00 at Artisan Resto-Cafe
10732 82 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB  T6E 2B3
Canada
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Speakers
2nd Annual Mix and Match
Oct 24, 2017
Collaboration of The Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Ave and the University of Alberta Rotaract Club
Night Off for Hard Work
Oct 31, 2017
No Club Meeting Tonight
Aaron
Nov 07, 2017
Brick Art by Aaron
Pool for Polio
Nov 14, 2017
Frank Reitz
Nov 21, 2017
District Govenor Club Visit
Conrad Nobert
Nov 28, 2017
Strathcona Neighbouhood Renewal Project
Collaboration with Skills Society
Dec 05, 2017
Time to Stuff Christmas Stockings!
Holiday Party
Dec 12, 2017
Celebrate the Holiday Season!
Sean Price
Dec 19, 2017
University of Alberta Alumni Association
Patrick Gibson
Jan 16, 2018
Kiva Micro-Finance Program
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
President Nominee
Secretary
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Public Relations Chair
Membership Chair
Program Chair
Finance Committee Chair
Governance Committee
Community Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Rotary Employment Partnership Chair
International Service Chair
Youth Co Chair Rotaract
Youth Co- Chair Interact
Foundation Chair
Fellowship Chair
Fundraising Chair
 
 

Please Join Us!

Edmonton Whyte Avenue

Fun, Fearless and Focused!

We meet Tuesdays at 5:45 PM
until 7:00 at Artisan Resto-Cafe
10732 82 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB  T6E 2B3
Canada
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Updates on Club Activities

 

Hockey Night on Whyte 2017

 
 
HNOW By the Numbers:
- 3 media outlets
- 2 Oiler Alumni
- 80 players
- 300 burgers served
- 1 awesome band: Secret Parcels
- 200 estimated community members who viewed or participated in off-rink activities including CommuniTEA tea, hair styling in the Armoury, music, and more!
 
Saturday, September 23 marked our club’s 7th Annual Hockey Night on Whyte event and it was a smashing success! It was the perfect weather for sweating it out in the Impark lot beside YESS Armoury for a little 4-on-4 hockey action. Eight teams battled for first place and the best cookie medals you’ve ever seen! Thanks to Sophie Waldin for baking the cookie medals again this year for all our podium finishers.
 
We were fortunate enough to be joined by Oilers alumni Geoff Smith and Marc Fistric who spoke to the crowd and did the official puck drop while Global and CTV captured the action. Lauren secured our fantastic live band, The Secret Parcels, to provide entertainment – thank you Alphonzo, Max, Nellis, Jonn, and Jon “Herman” for coming out! Paige and Mathew brought CommuniTEA, a mobile tea house that serves up iced tea to thirsty community members while creating the coolest hand-made buttons! At many times during the day, the number of community members watching and partaking in the off-rink events outnumbered the players on the rinks.
 
It was a record year for sponsorships and as always plenty of food from Save-on-Foods and vendors at Strathcona Farmers’ Market, just to mention a few (with over 300 hamburgers served!) Thank you to each sponsor for your support, and to our members and friends who approached them – it doesn’t get done without you! And many thanks to each and every member that took time to engage community members in conversations that we know make a difference.

 

 

Learning Fireside

New and prospective club members Kaitlin, Mike, Rowena, Stan and Steve were joined by president-elect Scott Young as Marilyn Mucha hosted a Fireside chat on Wednesday, September 20th. A Fireside is a perfect way to gain an understanding of Rotary as an organization, and Marilyn did a great job of distilling the world’s biggest service club into an hour of conversation and camaraderie. Many thanks to her for offering up her home and her extensive knowledge of Rotary, and going above and beyond with snacks for everyone. (Mmmm… snacks!) If you haven’t yet had the opportunity to attend a Fireside, we highly recommend that you look for the next opportunity to join one and get to know Rotary and some of your fellow club members.

 

Rotaract in Nicaragua

This week we had a group of Rotaracters from the University of Alberta come to tell us about their international projects in Nicaragua. They have had projects in three areas in Nicaragua since 2012, in Managua, Cinco Pinos, and Belen. Throughout 2012 to 2015 they have worked with Saint Albert based Roots of Change and the Nicaraguan FUNDACCO to build a preschool, a community centre and water collection resources in community. Partnering with onsite organizations is a huge part of Rotaract’s and Rotary’s mindset to ensure that useful projects will be proposed, well-managed, and carried out in a sustainable way. Their latest project was centered around supporting families in the rural Cinco Pinos where many families did not have running water. A representative from each of the fifteen effected families came to talk with the Rotaracters with the help of an ever-patient translator whose wife was the translator for the club’s last trip. The families said it was important for them to have a face to place where things were coming from and to be a part of the process in building relationships. In was an incredibly meaningful trip for our young counterparts as they had a chance to experience the lives of those they were supporting by billeting with community members. Each one had a story of how members on both sides said they were family afterwards and continue to build on their connections.

Strathcona Park Cleanup

 
Rotarians are rolling up their sleeves to help keep our community clean!  On August 29, 2017 in lieu of our regular meeting spot, friends and members of the Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue participated in the City of Edmonton’s capital city clean up and picked up litter in and around Strathcona Park.  The day included a lot of smiles, socializing, and ended with several bags of collected litter. Thank you again to everyone who helped out!

 

Kristy Russ, the Renegade Pharmacist

We had Kristy Russ the renegade pharmacist as our speaker this week. Kristy believes in emphasizing realistic changing and addressing underlying problems because as she says, there is nothing normal about feeling crappy! The Top 5 things she notices her clients struggle with is issues with weight, exhaustion, insomnia, constant pain and mood. She recommends working on key areas in your life starting with diet and understanding that a lot of our everyday diets are to extreme and unbalanced so our bodies decreased energy and storing fat is a natural reaction to that, especially because it is nearly impossible to achieve optimal nutrient levels based on diet alone. Nutrients is a big focus for her clients as 97% of Canadians do not get the RDA levels of nutrients, and that they are how our body functions without complication. She recommends higher quality, professionally recommended supplements as poor quality manufacturing or ingredients either lack what is actually needed or will not dissolve properly. In terms of exercise she wishes we realized how hard it was to build and maintain muscle mass  especially after 30 and that we’d stop doing long episodes of cardio and focused on 3 half an hour work outs a week with intensity and strength training. We should also address stress management and quality sleep more seriously, as busy people fail to recognize the body’s emotional and physical signs of stress, before they become to hard to manage. She also looks into nutrients to help balance hormones that may be changing rapidly and help ease the effects.  Her main question is, “Is your normal really normal?"

 

Potluck Picnic in the Park –Glorious Sunshine and Fellowship

A great turnout at Emily Murphy park included many club members and
their families along with prospective members –  Rowena, Maria, Crystal and Rick. Ride sharing made it possible for anyone that wanted to attend to get to this picnic venue not far from our club's neighbourhood.
 
The food selection was varied and delicious, from popcorn and veggie snacks to homemade pie, Betty’s baked beans and perfectly roasted marshmallows by Tim Onciul. Great weather made this a perfect night for fellowship including lots of games brought by Laura Milroy and Steve McRory. Paige and Mathew’s little canine family members Pipp and Izzy were a big hit with all ages. An added feature was the presence of the Skills Society CommuniTea mobile van serving iced tea and making colourful custom buttons.
 
We have partnered with Skills Society in the past and their participation helped remind us of our commitment to community service and inclusion. A big thank you to all the members that came to share great conversation and food as well as members that could not attend but dropped off food items to share – thanks Kelly and prospective member Mike Greaney. If only all our meetings could be
outdoors on sunny summer days ….
 
 
 
 
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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.