Lurana Shelter "wins" after Million Dollar Hole-in-One Golf Tournament!    

Every six days a woman in Canada is murdered by her intimate partner.  Alberta has the third highest rate of self-reported spousal violence. Thousands of women and children right here in our community are victims of family violence each year. Since the beginning of the pandemic, our shelters have been operating at, or beyond, capacity.
 
Lurana Shelter officially joined Catholic Social Services  (CSS) on April 1, 2021. The Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement entrusted CSS to continue their work and mission because our agency shares a strong alignment of values, a legacy of service to vulnerable women, and a commitment to helping those most in need.
 
Lurana is a 21-day crisis shelter operating 32 beds for women and their children who are in need of urgent, safe housing. We provide refuge and emergency services such as meals, clothing, personal care items, transportation, and child care. Lurana Shelter is open to all women, with or without children, who are escaping violence and need a safe and secure place to stay. 
 
CSS is working hard to end violence against women by helping break the cycle of abuse, uplifting women and children as they transition into their new lives free from abuse.
 
Proceeds raised from this year’s Rotary Club of Edmonton Million Dollar Hole-in-One Golf Tournament will be designated to Lurana Shelter to help support the many vulnerable women and children right here in our community.
 
Read more about Lurana and services to their clients for no charge:
 
 
CSS Lurana Shelter Eoin Murray, President Melinda, Golf Tournament chair Don McFarlane celebrating a successful fund raiser
Million Dollar Hole-In-One now over!
The tournament was held at  the Highlands Golf Course August 8th and proved to be a wonderful day of golf.
 
The top eight players after playing 18 holes had a chance to get a hole in one to earn a million bucks. But... the closest  shot was approximately 13 feet.  Unfortunately no hole in one. Better luck next year!
 
This event was in support of the Lurana Shelter as the principal beneficiary for women and children in a domestic violence situation.
Many thanks to all our special sponsors for making this a success!
Emmanuel Foundation Donation
Rotary Club of Edmonton International Service Chair Rod Karius presented $5,000 cheque to Lyle Johnson of the Emmanuel Foundation at our club's July 4th meeting.
 
Emmanuel helps us with storing and shipping playgrounds to Belize.  Lately the organization has gained approval to set up playgrounds in First Nations in Northern Alberta.  Sounds like something we should be involved in.
Rotarians, families and guests enjoyed a break in the weather for our first annual picnic at Laurier Park June 25th.
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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.
 
Jennifer Jones      Rotary International President 2022 - 2023
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.   Anna is to the left of the picture.
 
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.
 
July 8th:
Children should never be separated from their parents.
 
Today I bought a box of insect repellents as they were on the request list from Ukrainian soldiers from Mikolajev (southern Ukraine), together with First Aid Kits.
The kits also arrived today at my place. Now I’m packing and labelling the boxes. We’re also sending T-shirts and shorts and medical socks to the field hospital in Mikolajev.
 
As Saturday is the last day of my daughter and granddaughter’s stay in Poland, I asked my husband’s son, Paweł, to drive tomorrow to the Mazury lake district in my car with all our purchases where he will pass them to Łukasz, who sets off to Ukraine on Sunday.
Please, keep your fingers crossed for Łukasz, as he is taking an incredibly risky trip to deliver all our humanitarian stuff to Mikolajev.
 
On Monday, together with Barb, we’re packing 28 backpacks with clothes, sweets and other stuff for Ukrainian children who’re temporarily staying in Ustka, at the Baltic Sea.
We purchased everything yesterday and today (Barb used her funds for this shopping). I’m taking three days off from my work next week and I’m driving Barb there. She’ll stay there with the kids to share some time with them (for about 2 weeks) and she’s going to run workshops for them. She’s an amazing woman!
Lots of work, lots of logistics here, but  everything is going well and smoothly.
Thank you for making all these possible.
Thank you for your support and have a great weekend!
Anna
 
July 7th:
 
July 6th:
Anna received a letter of thanks from Mr Woźny, who is a director of the orphanage (also called the Care and Educational Centre) in Chełmno and Unisław, Poland where we sent 15 suitcases and 30 back packs. Two photos below with the Ukrainian kids below with permission.   This is the translation:
Words of Thanks to Rotary Club of Edmonton;
The director of the Care and Educational Centers in Chełmno and Unisław, together with the residents and refugee children from Ukraine, express their sincere thanks for the heart shown to the children staying in our Care and Educational Centre.
What I have and what I do not have, even what I do not have to give, is always needed by someone.’ Priest Jan Twardowski
 
 
 
 
 
June 29th:
Graphic for a Ukrainian mother and her 11-year old son who are now in Katowice (city in the south of Poland) and decided to come back to Ukraine. They didn’t have any bags and a lady who hosts them in Katowice asked me through Facebook for help. I didn’t hesitate to provide them help in the name of our club and today they also confirmed that the suitcases have arrived (a pack of three) and a super cool backpack for the boy. They were so moved and so happy and asked me to send you special thanks for help which means a lot to them. I’ve quickly edited this slide and put their short story in it and I got their permission to share their photo on the slide.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                                 
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:
 
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.
 
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Edmonton, AB T5J 1N7
phone; 780-429-3256 (office only open Mondays)
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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:
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.
 
Images of Rotarians meeting Jennifer Jones July 9th at Fort Edmonton
We believe that exemplifying and embracing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) should be a part of everything we do at Rotary.  
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Aug 22, 2022 12:00 PM
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Edmonton Public Library - Stanley Milner Bldg Tour
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