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Kids Help Phone is "is Canada's only national 24-hour, bilingual and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling and referral service for children and youth" (About). You can learn more about the organization at: https://kidshelpphone.ca

In addition to Melissa's presentation on the Kids Help Phone, Amy Smith will also be making a special presentation to our club. 

 

 

Melissa Tarr
Oct 17, 2017
 

The Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue invites you to the second annual Mix and Match, a collaboration with the University of Alberta Rotaract Club. This year, we are honoured to have the support of the District 5370 Youth Services and to celebrate World Polio Day.

We would also invite you to use this event as an opportunity to support mentorship of Rotaractors and Interactors as young Rotary leaders in our District. 

We are pleased to provide the materials that we have used for our mentorship program to anyone who is interested in using this event as a mentorship opportunity. Please contact Kate Peters (peters3@ualberta.ca) for details.

The Event will take place on October 24, 2017 from 6 - 8PM at the St Johns Institute (11024 - 82 Avenue). The cost is $10 for Rotarians, FREE to the Rotaractors and Interactors.

Donations are being accepted for Polio Plus in honor of World Polio Day.

Please find the Eventbrite link below to purchase tickets and make a donation to Polio Plus. 

 
2nd Annual Mix and Match
Oct 24, 2017
 
Night Off for Hard Work
Oct 31, 2017
 

"I'm a young entrepreneur based in Edmonton Alberta Canada and I happen to have autism. My passion is building LEGO® sets and art pieces. I build store display models for the busiest LEGO® Store in Canada and have just recently launched my portrait business using genuine LEGO® bricks with help from my family and supports. I'm excited to launch my small business so I can put my talents for organizing, following patterns and being precise to good use around taking your photos and turning them into amazing ART Mosaics!"

Find out more about Aaron and his brick art on his website: https://www.brickartbyaaron.com

Aaron
Nov 07, 2017
 
Nov 10, 2017 4:00 PM –
Nov 11, 2017 11:00 PM
 

Join our club for our 2nd Annual Pool for Polio! 

Pool for Polio
Nov 14, 2017
 
 
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UPDATE: Our meeting will be held in the Boardroom at the Edmonton Arts Barns, 10330 - 84th avenue, beginning at our regular 5:45 start time, as the Artisan is under renovations.  

On Tuesday, November 28, Conrad Nobert from the Strathcona Community League will be speaking to our club about the neighborhood renewal project, which included a partnership with the University of Alberta.

You can learn more about the league at: http://strathconacommunity.ca/

 

Conrad Nobert
Nov 28, 2017 5:45 PM
 
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The Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue is collecting stocking stuffer donations in support of the Skills Society!

The Skills Society provides support services to children and adults with developmental disabilities, survivors of acquired brain injury, and their families. Your donations will go towards holiday stockings for people supported by their Outreach Program. We are collecting stocking stuffing items (toiletries, gift cards, chocolate, make-up, socks, winter wear etc.) for 56 individuals (26 men and 29 women). All donations will be collected before Tuesday, December 5.

 
Donations can be collected by i) contacting Lauren (lmemery@ualberta.ca) or Kevin (kggmcleod@hotmail.com); ii) bringing them to a meeting, or iii) bringing them to the Skill Society office when we put the the stockings together on December 5, 2017 at their office (10408 124 Street NW, Edmonton).
 
On December 5, 2017, 6PM to 7PM, we will be stuffing the stockings with some of the staff members of Skills. 
 
Feel free to check out the Skills Society website to learn more about their organization: https://www.skillssociety.ca/
Collaboration with the Skills Society
Dec 05, 2017
 
Dec 05, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Holiday Party
Dec 12, 2017
 
Dec 14, 2017
1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
 
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Wendy Andrews, Chair of District 5370 Playground Committee, Rotary Club of Edmonton Glenora will be speaking to our club about the Belize Playground Project. 

What: Canadian Municipal Playgrounds that are in good shape and destined for the landfill are obtained and refurbished by the Emmanuel Foundation and made available to Rotary Clubs for their projects around the World.

 

Who:  Rotary Clubs in District 5370 work with Rotary Clubs around the World, with a focus in Belize and Honduras, to determine where the playgrounds should be built in any given year.  The Rotary and Interact Clubs of Canada and Belize work together to install and paint the playgrounds and work with the children, families and communities in the development of play leadership skills.

 

Learn more about the project at: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50012/stories/interested-in-building-playgrounds-in-belize 

Wendy Andrews
Jan 09, 2018
 

Patrick will speaking to our club about Kiva, a Micro-Finance Program used by some Rotary clubs in the district. You can learn more about Kiva on their webste: https://www.kiva.org 

Patrick Gibson
Jan 16, 2018
 

Join us as we learn about the vocation and life of of one of our members: Stan! 

Stan Bissell
Jan 30, 2018
 

Come join us as two of our members, Kathy and Kristin talk about some of the components of Advanced Care Planning. We will bust some myths surrounding, and hope to normalize: Power of Attorneys, Personal Directives and Goals of Care. 

Kathy Strobl and Kristin Jennings
Feb 13, 2018
 
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One of our members, Paige Reeves, will speaking to our club about the Rotary Employment Partnership (REP). 

"Inclusion Alberta and Rotary Clubs work in partnership to:

  • Create real jobs -- Rotary Clubs and members will work in partnership with Inclusion Alberta and the Government of Alberta to develop jobs for people with developmental disabilities within the business community. Together we explore the possibility of creating genuine and meaningful employment opportunities. Inclusion Alberta and the Government of Alberta link employers to potential employees with developmental disabilities. Inclusion Alberta and the Government of Alberta also provide the resources, expertise and on-the-job supports to ensure a successful outcome. Through the partnership, employers and employees will learn how to sustain and facilitate the successful inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in the workforce. Each Rotary Club partner sets its own commitment as to how many people with developmental disabilities they would hope to see employed during the course of the partnership.  Individual Rotary members may also consider the possibility of creating an employment opportunity for a person with developmental disabilities. Through this initiative there is the potential for Rotary Clubs and members to directly and personally make a powerful and wonderful difference in the life of a person with developmental disabilities.
  • Share the dream -- Rotary Clubs, in partnership with Inclusion Alberta and the Government of Alberta, through their community involvement and commitment, promote the employment of people with developmental disabilities. The highly respected community voice of Rotary are coupled with the voices of families who have sons and daughters with developmental disabilities.  The community needs to learn more about the potential of people with developmental disabilities and the value of creating real jobs.  The partnership develops resource materials (e.g., print ads, posters, brochures, radio ads, etc.) to be shared with the business and broader community through a variety of media.  These collaboratively developed public awareness materials highlight Rotary Clubs’ commitment to the employment of people with developmental disabilities."

Learn more about REP at: http://inclusionalberta.org/partnerships-projects/rotary-employment-partnerships-overview/ 

Paige Reeves
Feb 27, 2018
 

Join us as we learn about the vocations and lives of of two of our members: Steve and Saiyed! 

Steve McRory and Saiyed Jaffer
Mar 06, 2018
 

Join us as we learn about the vocation and lives of two of our newer members: Mike and Lauren. 

Michael Greaney and Lauren Emery
Apr 10, 2018
 

Gem Munro will speak about how Amarok Society provides education to the poorest children in the city slums of Bangladesh and Pakistan in a unique way; rather than opening schools for children, we teach their mothers. Each mother then becomes a neighbourhood teacher, allowing Amarok Society to economically reach far more children than with the traditional school model. In particular, Gem will speak to the social impact of education and the lives of the women who are transforming their communities.

Gem Munro
Apr 17, 2018