Our recent fund raiser....   Scottish / Robbie Burns January 23rd noon
 
 THIS JUST IN...Our annual Scotch (and wine) raffle is now open with the following four prizes:
  • 1st prize Premium whisky = $365 Gordon and MacPhail Speyside 1995
  • 2nd prize 2 great whiskies = valued at $200
  • 3rd prize 2 MORE great whiskies = valued at $200
  • 4 th prize 2 red, 2 white exquisite wines =  valued at $100
Closes Monday January 30th at 1:00 pm MST.   Raffle only open to Alberta residents.
 
 
The Inner City Youth Development Association (ICDYA) was established to provide Edmonton's marginalized Indigenous and other urban youth, with tools and opportunities to break the cycle of poverty, desperation, and dependence that dominates their lives, enabling them to become contributing members of our community.
 
Picture of the second and third raffle prizes:
 
        Wine for 4th prize!
Annual Rotary Youth Exchange ski trip to Jasper Alberta  Dec 2 - 4th
Tipi time at Palisades included indigenous stories from the Jasper area
Rotarian Heather from Hythe Alberta
Brand new skier, Vlad, from Ukraine
Youth Exchange students skiing with Rotarian Kenzo from Grande Prairie
Flag ski slalom with flags of Belgium, France, Ukraine and Canada
Skiing at Marmot Basin
Many thanks to Lexus and Edmonton Downtown Business Association for their sponsorship of our annual Step Up to the Plate event.
About this event

The Rotary Club of Edmonton thanks all those involved in this year's STEP UP.  Thank your for your support for charities serving our most vulnerable citizens. Known as Edmonton's original mac and cheese luncheon, the event has benefited charities in the inner city, including iHuman, Boyle McCauley Health Centre, and CEASE. This year's recipient charity is Boyle Street Community Services. Our aim is two-fold: 1) Raise awareness to the homelessness issues faced within Edmonton and 2) Come together to raise funds in support of this cause.

Please join us in our mission to support organizations addressing social issues in the downtown core.

Below are pictures of the front of the Boyle Street Community Services.  This organization is helping the homeless.

Community Service by our club member Anna in Warsaw
Anna Wieczorek is showing  amazing community service helping those leaving Ukraine with financial support by Rotary Club of Edmonton.  Below are some stories from Anna.  
 
January 20th
Ukrainians are now facing freezing winter conditions, so the warm clothing and instant food and medical warm socks and first aid kits were just the things that they were really waiting for.  Łukasz, who is our messenger and driver, who bravely crossed the Polish-Ukrainian border almost 20 times now, drove his truck last December through Lviv, Kiev and Kharkov, then he got to the hot zone areas near by Kherson and Dnieper. He always keeps texting me from Ukraine and describes what he sees and experiences there. The hardest thing to see is fleeing and displaced people taking shelter in damaged buildings, having limited access to food, electricity and heat. Thanks to Łukasz we can provide direct, tailored support to meet the needs of Ukrainian soldiers and people there.
 
The next supply which I’m preparing now will include warm clothes, blankets and heaters, food, toiletries and of course medical supplies. We don’t know when the war will end, but we have to make sure that the Ukrainians never stay alone and in the end they will win. If they win, we will all win PEACE and stabilization  in the world. Thank you again and let’s keep providing our mission as long as people need our help.
Anna
 
Donations are welcome.   If you would like to contribute to help our club support Ukrainian Refugees donate to the Community Service Trust Fund thru ATB Cares https://atb.benevity.org/community/cause/124-888824448RR0001    Tax receipt provided by ATB Cares.   Please include a comment like "Support for Ukraine" by clicking on Share my name and comments  before entering your donation details. Thanks for your support in helping to  purchase 30 suitcases, backpacks, womens shoes and help find emergency housing for refugees.
 
Nov 1st
With financial support by Rotary Club of Edmonton, Anna purchased 100 first aid kits at a cost of 2808 PLN.  ($803CAD) for shipment into Ukraine.
 
In December Anna and Lukasz will each be driving materials to the Ukrainian Border and transfering to a large truck for delivery into Ukraine.  Includes 50 first aid kits, 100 thermal underwear, hats, gloves,  winter jackets, sleeping bags, kettles, candles, instant soup etc.
 
Dec 6th
Łukasz confirmed that most of our recent supplies went or is still on its way to soldiers. Smaller part went to civilians (mostly food). When delivering our supplies he also brings to Ukraine big supplies from other donors, so his truck gets fully packed before he leaves Poland.
Today he is in Kiev, tomorrow going to Kharkov and then to Mikolajev.  
 
Thank you guys for your support. I know that we can’t save all Ukrainians but maybe we are saving right now those who got warm clothes from us and first aid kits.
 
 
We meet Mondays at Noon, Chateau Lacombe Hotel for our hybrid club meeting.  Check out the Speakers List on this page for more details including registration.  $10 fee for those connecting online thru Zoom.
Based on the number of hospitalizations, ICU bed utilization, deaths and other considerations, the Board voted to require people attending our regular meetings to be fully vaccinated and symptom free.  Attendees are also asked to wear masks when not eating or drinking.
 
It is important to keep our members as safe as possible while enjoying the fellowship of in-person attendance at our meetings at the Chateau Lacombe on Mondays.  The meetings are hybrid and on line attendance will continue to be available.
 
Rotary Club of Edmonton
Chateau Lacombe Hotel
4th Floor, 10111 Bellamy Hill
Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7
(office only open Thursdays at a limited time)
E-mail us admin@edmontonrotary.com
 
The Rotary Club of Edmonton is part of Rotary International District 5370 (Central/Northern Alberta and parts of SK, BC, Yukon and NWT). Click below to find out more about the district, including contacts:
Donate Now
Donate to the Rotary Club of Edmonton - Community Service Trust via ATB Cares. You will receive a tax receipt right away and 100% of your donation goes to the Rotary Club of Edmonton.  PLUS: for donations made in the first couple of days of the month, ATB may match a certain percentage of your donation.
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Donating to The Edmonton Rotary Club Foundation (TERCF) is possible through Canada Helps.   Donate to TERCF
Speakers
Peggy Garritty, Chancellor, University of Alberta
Jan 30, 2023 12:00 PM
University of Alberta - Leading with Purpose
Mark Krawczynski and Liam O'Hagan (both online)
Feb 06, 2023 12:00 PM
Rebuilding Ukraine after the war
Jacquie Fenske, Business Owner
Feb 13, 2023 12:00 PM
40th anniversary of Fifendekel - Meeting at Churchill
NO MEETING
Feb 20, 2023
Family Day
Paul Dusseault, Rotary Club of Edmonton Riverview
Feb 27, 2023 12:00 PM
Cataract Surgery Project in Ecuador
Dr. Bukola Salami
Mar 13, 2023 12:00 PM
Jason Pincock, CEO, Dynalife
Mar 20, 2023 12:00 PM
Our club acknowledges we are on Amiskwacîwâskahikan Treaty 6 land. We are all Treaty People.  
We respectfully acknowledge the land upon which our club operates is located on Treaty 6 Territory and has served a purpose as a traditional meeting ground for many First Nations groups. This territory has provided a traveling route and home to the Nakoda Sioux, and later, Blackfoot and Cree peoples, followed by Saulteaux and Métis and other Indigenous peoples.
 
 
Edmonton is also in Metis Zone 4.  The Metis flag is the white infinity symbol on a blue background recognizing a mixture of two distinct cultures.
 
We believe that exemplifying and embracing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) should be a part of everything we do at Rotary.  
Rotary Club of Edmonton is committed to supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
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Graphics for our seven areas of focus. 
click on above graphic to see more details on each cause.