Registration now open for Million Dollar Hole-In-One!
Ready to make a Million just by playing golf?   Pencil in your calendar for August 8th at the Highlands Golf Course.    Put together your foursome now!
 
The top eight players after playing 18 holes will have a chance to get a hole in one to earn a million bucks.  Are you up for the challenge?
 
This event is in support of the Lurana Shelter for women and children in a domestic violence situation.
Don is looking for donations of golf balls packages to be  distributed to golfers.  Opportunity for corporate golf balls!  Also contact Don if you have some time to volunteer either the early or late afternoon of the event.  donmcfarlane42@gmail.com
Sleep in Heavenly Peace -   building beds event
June 4th our club's community service project was to build beds for the disadvantaged youth.  The objective was to build at least 10 beds.  Thanks to Kevin Keough for organizing this event.
 
Note from Kevin to Caitlin Havens, Chapter President, Edmonton South Chapter, Sleep in Heavenly Peace organization.
 
Dear Caitlin,
 
Thank you and your SHP colleagues for the opportunity to be able to participate in such a worthwhile cause.  It is quite an undertaking for you to undertake all the logistics for the event, and we are really please that we were able to use up all the lumber.  A very successful day, indeed.  Even the weather cooperated.
 
We are proud to have supported the effort and to have had helped 20 children who will have those beds soon.
 
Kevin Keough
Community Services Committee member
 
Thanks for the opportunity to partner with your group for your service project.  You know it's a great day when you have to go buy more lumber!  And thanks to our friends at Lowe's, Tim Hortons and Subway for their support as well.  It was a great community event.
Looking forward to more builds ahead!
 
Mark Parr, Executive Director, Sleep in Heavenly Peace Canada

Rotary Club of Edmonton receives International Service award from District 5370

The unprovoked invasion of Ukraine has created a major humanitarian crisis in the heart of Europe that is impacting the lives of millions of people in Ukraine and beyond. The Rotary Club of Edmonton immediately responded to the needs of refugees fleeing to Poland with a unique connection on the ground in Warsaw. Anna Wieczorek, a ‘virtual’ member of the Rotary Club of Edmonton, is a resident of Warsaw. As soon as Anna saw refugees appearing in Warsaw she jumped into action and alerted the Edmonton Rotary Club of the need for support.
 
 
I am very pleased to inform you that our Rotary District has recognized the extraordinary work you are spearheading in Poland in support of refugees from Ukraine by giving our Rotary Club this year's International Service Award.  We made a submission a month ago and were informed at the Annual District Conference that we won the award.  
 
This really is your Award as you have gone way beyond "Service Above Self" to provide aid and comfort to desperate families from Ukraine.  Here in Edmonton we have followed your lead as best we can by providing you with the financial resources to make all of this possible.
 
Our heartfelt thanks go out to you for all that you have done.
 
Yours in Rotary,
Rod Karius
Chair, International Service Committee
Congratulations to all the Integrity Awards 2022 recipients particularly our club's nomination:   Linda Roussel of Kids on Track in the photo below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
May 30th Linda was invited to our club meeting and presented with a Paul Harris Fellow and a cheque from The Edmonton Rotary Club Foundation for a charity of her choice which happened to be Kids on Track.  Congratulations Linda!
 
 
 
Community Service by our club member Anna in Warsaw 
Anna Wieczorek is showing  amazing community service helping refugees from the Ukraine.  Below are some stories from 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 and help find emergency housing for refugees.
 
June 24th:
 
June 19th photos with pictures of the driver Lukasz who delivered materials to Mykolaiv (east of Odessa Ukraine)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Picture by Lukasz that was bombed minutes before and he was only 500 meters away.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lukasz in the centre.
 
note from Anna:
The driver was off to the hot zone where soldiers are fighting every day, and he told me personally all about how happy and grateful the soldiers were for the tourniquets they got from us.
He also told me a lot about the situation in Mikolaiv and the neighbourhood. He drives there into that region every 3 weeks with big food supplies that he collects from the good will people as well as medical supplies if he gets some.
The soldiers were really grateful for our tourniquets and pointed out that these were the best quality tourniquets, the ones that really can save lives. They’re asking for more medical supplies for example personal first aid kits and more tourniquets.
 
June 1st photo with tourniquets purchased by Anna for Ukrainian soldiers:
 
May 18th photos from Anna  
   
More suitcases 
for orphans at an orphanage
 
 
bullet proof vests for 3 soldiers
 
 
 
 
Two families helped. One now in Ireland
 
 
 
April 17 - Anna's updated pictures
 
 
April 14 - Anna interviewed by Global National
 
April 13th - Anna received a thank you note from ladies from the Ukraine that needed shoes.  Here is what they said:
Once again, thank you very much for your help. "Girls with unusual feet" :-) in their new shoes went to dinner and you can't see the worn ones anymore.
(translated from Polish)
 
Letter from Anna April 5th:
 
Donate Now
Donate now 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 raffle now open supporting the Winspear Centre. Your prize includes 4 hours of space on the rooftop patio at the CKUA building overlooking our beautiful river valley, along with six bottles of wine to entertain your guests.
 
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.
 
Daniel Quon-Watson, Deputy Minister of Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs
Topic: Mandate of Indigenous Relations Dept as Canada works towards reconciliation
 
This speaker rescheduled to July 18th.
Jennifer Jones      Rotary International President
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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Jim Saunderson
Jun 27, 2022 12:00 PM
My year as President of Rotary Club of Edmonton
Melinda Noyes
Jul 04, 2022 12:00 PM
President change over for the new Rotary year
RI Pres Jennifer Jones in Edmonton
Jul 09, 2022
Meet the new Rotary International President!
Leona Morrison, Assistant Superintendent
Jul 11, 2022 12:00 PM
Edmonton Public Schools
Daniel Quon-Watson
Jul 18, 2022 12:00 PM
Mandate of Indigenous Relations Dept as Canada works towards reconciliation
Joshua Buck
Jul 25, 2022 12:00 PM
City of Edmonton Corporate Climate Leaders Program
NO MEETING
Aug 01, 2022
Heritage Day
Rotary Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Tournament
Aug 08, 2022 11:30 AM
Golf Tournament
Anna's interviews by CBC radio and Global National News
Club member Anna together with President Jim Saunderson were interviewed April 14th on Global National News about her service to refugees from Ukraine.   Click here for the TV interview.   Also listen to Anna and Jim interviewed by CBC Radio Edmonton on April 6th in the audio recording below. 
 
Please help Anna continue her community service by clicking on "Donate" in the menu above.
 
More of Anna Wieczorek work in Warsaw is detailed further down on this home page. 
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.
Rotary Club of Edmonton
Chateau Lacombe Hotel

4th Floor, 10111 Bellamy Hill
Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7
phone; 780-429-3256 (office only open Mondays)
E-mail us admin@edmontonrotary.com
 
Those attending in person at Chateau Lacombe meetings require vaccinations and free from any Covid symptoms.   Face masks needed unless seated at the dining table.
 
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:
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