2022 Wine Tree Raffle now open!   Imagine 80 bottles.
 

Tickets: 10 for $50,  3 for $20, 1 for $10

Raffle closes 11 am Monday Nov 28th.
 
In support of Boyle Street Community Services.
Picture from 2022 Wine Tree.
Step Up to the Plate Silent Auction now open!
 
Click here to view the Auction and then click on Auction to see all the items to bid on.   You will need to "sign in" in order to make a bid.  Check out numerous items for restaurants, liquor, art, Oilers tickets, hairdressing, home cleaning, baking, and other merchandize.  Find something special for Xmas.  Silent Auction closes Nov 29th at 5 pm.
Many thanks to Lexus and Edmonton Downtown Business Association for their sponsorship of our annual Step Up to the Plate event.
Step Up to the Plate noon Monday November 21st 
The guest speaker this year is Don Iveson, former Mayor of Edmonton and Co-Chair of the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness.  (CAEH)
 
CAEH welcome's Don Iveson as the new Co-Chair to the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness Board of Directors. Don served as Edmonton’s 35th Mayor from 2013 to 2021 with a guiding leadership principle to make things better for the next generation. His long-term vision is now embedded in Edmonton’s smart-growth City Plan and the continuing work of End Poverty Edmonton, founded while he was Mayor. Don’s advocacy also helped to shape Canada’s National Housing Strategy and influence the federal government to commit to ending chronic homelessness nationwide—goals that cannot be achieved without robust partnerships with cities. 
 
Jan 2022 Don joined School of Cities, Univ of Toronto, as a Canadian Urban Leader....    
While Mayor Don served as Chair of Canada's Big City Mayors for five years, advocating for and shaping the National Housing Strategy while playing a part in securing the commitment to end chronic homelessness nationwide from the Federal Government.  Don also fulfilled the role of an Honorary Witness to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and implemented the first trauma-informed all-staff Indigenous awareness and reconciliation training program at a major Canadian city.
 
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.  Below are some stories from Anna.  
 
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.
 
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.
 
 
Jennifer Jones      Rotary International President 2022 - 2023
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
New graphics for our seven areas of focus. 
click on above graphic to see more details on each cause.
Imagine members with responsibilities. Imagine the world.
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Speakers
Jim Saunderson, Past President
Nov 28, 2022 12:00 PM
Annual General Meeting
David Shepherd, MLA
Dec 05, 2022 12:00 PM
A discussion on current provincial issues
Trevor Caswell, Edmonton International Airport
Dec 12, 2022 12:00 PM
proposed topic: Expansion of cargo facilities at Edmonton International Airport and its implications
Christmas Luncheon
Dec 19, 2022 12:00 PM
annual season's celebration meeting
NO MEETING
Dec 26, 2022 12:00 PM
Boxing Day
NO MEETING
Jan 02, 2023
Happy New Year
Tour of Royal Alberta Museum
Jan 16, 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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