Speaker Date Topic
International Service Committee presentation May 25, 2020 1:00 PM
Belize Literacy project.... 1 pm Zoom call!

This presentation is going to focus on Literacy in Belize.  Due to the time and format, we will only touch on playgrounds on May 25th


The International Service Committee will provide results from the club’s Literacy Project in Belize


Carol Babb, Belize’s Chief Education Officer is invited to speak.


Presentation will be lead by Jim Saunderson, chair of the International Service Committee. Others who have been involved with Literacy in Belize will join in to reflect on the importance of this project.  It may motivate you to participate in February or early March 2021.

Jan Conradi.... 1 pm Zoom call. Jun 01, 2020 1:00 PM
Climate Change
Climate Change

Perspective of the talk is to enhance the understanding of our changing climate and the consequences this is having and will have on the health and liveability of our planet and on our daily lives, and what remedies are needed to ensure our wellbeing going forward.

Jan is retired Engineering Professor who now lives in the Okanagan.  He will be joining us from Kelowna B.C. though Zoom. 

Bio of Jan Conadi
Jan’s academic background is in Physics and Engineering - (BSc.Engineering Physics, Queens University; MSc. Electrical Engineering,
U Birmingham UK; PhD, Physics, Simon Fraser University).  As he came near the end of his graduate studies his driving ambition
was to have a full time job by the time he reached 30, which he succeeded in doing by just a few months. He then worked for RCA
Limited in Montreal (1969-1976), Bell Northern Research (1976-1989). He then held an NSERC Industrial Research Chair at the
University of Alberta and TRLabs (1990-1998) before joining Corning Incorporated from where he retired as Director of Strategy for the
company’s Optical Communications Division in 2002. He has been recognized for his work in the Fiber Optics Communications area by being elected a Life Fellow of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the Optical Society of America In retirement, in part to prevent his grey matter from atrophying to quickly, he has taken a strong interest in the science behind climate change. To date he has given over 20 talks on climate change throughout British Columbia and Alberta, the focus of which is to enhance the understanding of our changing climate and the consequences this is having and will have on the health and liveability of our planet and on our daily lives, and what remedies are needed to ensure our wellbeing going forward.

Dr. Denise Larsen - online Zoom mtg Jun 08, 2020 1:00 PM
Tentative topic: The Hope Studies Central -
Tentative topic: The Hope Studies Central -

Speaker Dr. Denise Larsen,Ph.D., R. Psych. is Director of Research for the Hope Foundation.  She is a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Alberta.     Sean Price will be the Chair of the Day for this meeting.

Research reveals that having hope is vital to helping us deal with life’s challenging circumstances. Hear from Denise Larsen, who shares how applied research at UAlberta has spurred the development of practical tools to foster and harness the benefits of hope.  

For more comments on dealing with Hope during Covid-19 see: www.ualberta.ca/newtrail/featurestories/2020/may/how-to-find-keep-and-build-hope

For more info see: http://www.hope-lit.ualberta.ca/



Hon. Matt Jeneroux, M.P. Jun 15, 2020 1:00 PM
Tentative: Life after Covid-19
Tentative: Life after Covid-19

Matthew James Arthur Jeneroux MP is a Canadian politician who was elected to the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election. He represents the electoral district of Edmonton Riverbend as a member of the Conservative Party of Canada caucus.

Prior to his election to the House of Commons, he served in the Legislative Assembly of Alberta representing the electoral district of Edmonton-South West.

Jeneroux was also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.

In 2017, Jeneroux was named the 2017 Up and Comer in Canadian Parliament by The Hill


Iida Nieminen Jun 22, 2020 1:00 PM
Tentative: My year as an Inbound Student in Edmonton

Iida will be returning to her home country of Finland in early July.   She will review her memories of the last Rotary year with our Rotary club.

Neil Lang Jun 29, 2020 1:00 PM
My year as President for Rotary Club of Edmonton

Neil will review his past year as president  which will include:                   

  •  So far surviving Covid-19
  •  Two computer crashes in the Rotary office
  •  Millenium House events (in August and December)
  •  Fantastic Step Up to the Plate fund raiser event in November
  •  Almost running the Integrity Awards Event, a Casino, Million Dollar hole in one Golf Tournament....
  •  Learning how to Zoom
  •  Dealing with being a caregiver to a Rotarian
  •  Thanking the board of directors for all their help
  •  Best wishes to our incoming President, Brian Edwards