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Judge Robert Philp became Chief of the Commission and Tribunals of the Alberta Human Rights Commission, on July 1st 2014. He is a respected jurist and lawyer, a community and social justice activist, committed to human rights, equality and education, locally, nationally and internationally. Judge Philp earned his BA from the University of Alberta in 1972 and his Law Degree from the same University in 1975. Judge Philp has been a strong supporter of his alma mater as a donor, volunteer and frequent lecturer.
Judge Philp was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Business from 1979 to 1996. Judge Philp continues to lecture in many University Faculties. As well as his University lectures Judge Philp is a frequent public speaker on community, poverty and human rights issues.
Judge Philp has extensive legal and judicial experience, which includes 29 years in the practice of law, 9 years as an Alberta Criminal Court Judge and 7 years as a Deputy Judge of the Northwest Territories. In addition Judge Philp has many notable professional appointments including numerous appointments to Law Society Committees in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Judge Philp continues to hold executive or Board positions on many community organizations including Boyle Street Community Services, Reach Edmonton, the Edmonton Community Legal Center, Jellinek Men's Recovery House, and the Mayor’s Edmonton task force to end poverty. Judge Philp was named Queen's Counsel in December 1999. He received the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003 and the Alberta Centennial Medal in 2005. In 2017 he received a Distinguished Service Award from the Alberta Branch of the Canadian Bar Association and the Alberta Law Society.
Judge Philp is and continues to be a mentor to many young lawyers and law students.​

Robert Philp, Chief of the Commissions & Tribunals
 Aug 28, 2017
 Aug 28, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
No Meeting
 Sep 04, 2017

Hello! My name is Reina Buote. At age 15, I hopped on a plane and flew across the world to Phitsanulok Thailand. I was immediately exposed to a new and very different culture and language. I will be sharing about my adventures, challenges, and growth I experienced during my exchange year.

Reina Buote is an honour roll student at Victoria school. She first got involved with rotary in October 2016 by joining the interact club. Shortly after she was selected to be the outbound student and spent a year abroad in Thailand. She is the youngest of three girls. Reina has been working hard to make her own income since age 10 by shovelling driveways, babysitting, baking cakes and working part time at Dairy Queen. More recently, she has been helping out at her parent's restaurant. One of Reinas greatest achievements was receiving the sportsmanship award at the provincial championship. Reinas biggest inspiration is Kylah. Reina provided care for Kylah and was amazed by how positive and determined she is to overcome the challenges of living with marfan's syndrome. Reina is looking forward to staying involved with rotary by participating in her school's interact club as well as helping out the youth exchange committee.  

Reina Buote
 Sep 11, 2017
 Sep 11, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

    Brent A. Collingwood. M.Ed.

Brent Collingwood is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the River Valley Alliance. Brent served on the RVA Advisory Committee for six years, four of those as the Chair.

The River Valley Alliance's vision is to create a continuous world class metropolitan river valley park system from Devon through Parkland County, Leduc County, Edmonton, Strathcona County and Sturgeon County to Fort Saskatchewan. In his role as Chair, Brent’s goal is to ensure the River Valley Alliance meets its mandate of public awareness by telling the story of the RVA and how it plans to achieve its ultimate goal of creating North America’s largest urban parkway.

Brent is also an active Rotarian with the Riverview Rotary Club, recently completing a three year term as Chair of the District Learning & Development Committee.

When not volunteering, Brent is the Director of Alumni & Corporate Relations for the MBA program at the Alberta School of Business.  Brent started his career with the University in 2000 and served in Career Services, Executive Education and now in his MBA role for 5 years. 

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Brent Collingwood
 Sep 18, 2017
 Sep 18, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

For over 30 years Cecilia has worked in the not for profit, charitable sector in Calgary and Edmonton and has been the Executive Director of the Boyle McCauley Health Centre for the past 17 years. She has been on the Board of Directors of Elizabeth Fry, Recovery Acres and Niginan Housing Ventures and is the past chair of the Edmonton Coalition on Housing and Homelessness and Right At Home Housing Society. She is a passionate advocate for social justice, with a focus on ensuring that all of the members of our community have safe, affordable housing and comprehensive, responsive health care.

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Cecilia Blasetti, ED -Boyle McCauley Health Centre
 Sep 25, 2017
 Sep 25, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Frank Reitz is married to Barbara who is also a Rotarian. They have 2 children and 14 grandchildren.  Barb’s Classification is Nurse Educator and they have been in Fort McMurray 45 years.
Frank’s Classification is “Real Estate”.  He has been a Realtor with RE/MAX Fort McMurray since 1996 where he has represented his Vocation in many capacities. 
Frank has served as Vice President of the Fort McMurray Real Estate Board and as a member of the Wood Buffalo Builders Association which he Chaired from 1998 - 2002.  He is past Director of the Building Committee of the Fort McMurray Family Crisis Society and was Chair when the Society received $13 million Provincial funding for a new facility.  He has served on the local Community Futures Wood Buffalo Board for 2 terms from 2009 – 2015 as a member of the Lending Committee.
Frank was a member of the Fort McMurray Kinsmen Club from 1973 – 1984 and this is where his journey of service began.  Together,  Frank and Barb (Kinettes)  were involved with Club projects in the small community serving as Committee Chairs and holding most Executive positions.  Both Frank and Barb served their respective Clubs as President.  Frank chaired the Fort McMurray Kinsmen Blueberry Festival for 2 consecutive years and served as a Deputy Governor for 11 Clubs in Northeastern Alberta.  
From 1986 - 1992  Frank served as Chair of the Men’s Night Program at the Miskinaw Golf Course.  He was elected to the position of Golf Club President, representing golf on the MacDonald Island Park Society and later served a term as Board Chair. 
Frank joined the Rotary Club of Fort McMurray in 2001 where he served as Membership Chair for 3 years, Club President in 2005 – 06 and Assistant Governor from 2008 – 2011.  Frank is a Director of Rotarylinks@WoodBuffalo which is a Rotary Club of Fort McMurray Golf Course Project.
Frank and Barb are multiple Paul Harris Fellows and have attended 7 District 5370 Conferences, 2 Zone 24 & 32 Assemblies, 1 International Assembly and 5 International Conventions.  They have hosted numerous Rotary Youth Exchange students and have had the pleasure of visiting with them and their parents while enjoying their international travels.
As your District 5370 Governor for 2017 - 18, Frank is committed to working with District and Club leadership to strengthen Club Membership, Focus and Increase Humanitarian Service and Enhance Rotary’s Public Image and Awareness to ensure that Rotary IS Making a Difference.

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Frank Reitz, District Governor
 Oct 02, 2017
 Oct 02, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
No Meeting
 Oct 09, 2017

Terry Jones was recognized for his journalism in winning the national award for amateur sports coverage (later named the Doug Gilbert Award) early in his career, the Sun Media's ultimate journalism award in 2001, and the Doug Creighton Award for Editorial Excellence.  In 2002 Terry received the Football Reporters Hall of Fame - part of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and was also inducted into the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame.  In 2003 the Sports Media Canada recognized Terry with the Outstanding Sportswriting Award.  In 2011 he received the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame - given in recognition of distinguished members of the newspaper profession whose words have brought honour to journalism and to hockey.

Terry is married to Linda and has three children; a son, Shane (also a sports journalist), and twin daughters Trina and Nicole.


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Terry Jones
 Oct 16, 2017
 Oct 16, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Doug graduated with an LLB from the Faculty of Law of the University of Alberta in 1976 and with an LLM from Harvard Law School in 1980. He practised law with the firm of Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP for a period of almost 30 years before joining PCL Constructors Inc. in 2006 as general counsel. He retired from PCL in 2013 and now serves as a community volunteer and as counsel to Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP.

Doug’s service to the University of Alberta includes serving as 

  • sessional lecturer in the faculties of law, business and extension 
  • member of the Faculty of Law Advisory Committee 
  • director of the Alberta Law Reform Institute 
  • fundraiser for and donor to the university 

Doug has also served as vice-chair of the board of governors of Grant MacEwan Community College (now MacEwan University) and currently serves as chancellor of St. Stephen’s College. 

Doug’s service to the legal profession includes serving as president of the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch and a director of the Legal Education Society of Alberta. 

Doug’s service to the community at large includes serving as 

  • president of the Victoria School Foundation for the Arts 
  • governor of the Certified General Accountants’ Association of Alberta 
  • director of the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation 
  • director of Edmonton 2001 World Championships in Athletics 
  • director of CARE Canada
  • director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation 
  • volunteer to AIDS-Free World 
  • president of the Stollery Charitable Foundation 

His awards include: 

  • Canadian General Counsel Lifetime Achievement Award 
  • University of Alberta Distinguished Alumni Award 
  • Grant MacEwan University Distinguished Citizen Award and Honorary Bachelor of Arts degree 
  • Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal 
  • Alberta Human Rights Commission - Suzanne Mah Award 
  • Edmonton Bar Association - Eileen Nash Award

Doug Stollery, Chancellor
 Oct 23, 2017
 Oct 23, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM

Welcome to Radio!
For years when I told listeners about the wild things that go on behind the scenes in radio, they said, “Write a book!” So here it is. Inside are stories you’ve not heard about highly creative people encouraged to go all out in every direction—to entertain an audience and keep life interesting for their co-workers and bosses.  Imagine coming to work and finding an office missing. How about filling someone’s convertible with puffed wheat, just because you can?
How did Jerry Forbes and Keith James Sr. guide a team like Bob McCord, Wes Montgomery, Chuck Chandler and the rest to build such a successful station? How did I fit in? Why did a police officer enter the 630 CHED newsroom, pistol at the ready? Why was I banned in Barrhead? What’s a Little Tiny Ugly? Why did one news announcer sound like she was having a passionate personal experience on-air? Want to know what it was truly like covering the Mayerthorpe tragedy?
If you can handle stories about people on the air that will make you laugh, shake your head, or cry, then this book is for you.

About the Author
Bob is news manager of the Corus Edmonton group of radio stations, including 630 CHED, iNews880, Fresh Radio, and CISN Country 103.9. He’s now in his 47th year of broadcasting.  Winner of four national awards for editorials, Bob is best known for his strong positions on family, good government, and law and order. He co-chaired Project SOS to buy and equip the Edmonton police helicopter.  Bob is also a member of the International Ventriloquist’s Association—it was his only way to get in the last word after being told to keep his mouth shut. Bob’s wife, Marg, has her own award-winning business, I Quilt For You. Bob and Marg have 6 children and 13 grandchildren.

Bob Layton
 Oct 30, 2017

Join us for Rodeo Week for a unique Western style luncheon & raffle.. Featuring music by Martin Kerr, Canadian Idol Finalist & special lunch guest, Miss Rodeo Canada 2017 Miss Ali Mullin!

Doors open at 11:30AM

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Rotary Round-Up with Employabilities
 Nov 06, 2017
Annual General Meeting of Rotary Club of Edmonton
 Nov 27, 2017
Rotary Christmas Party
 Dec 18, 2017
No Meeting
 Dec 25, 2017