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Build a Bed on June 4th!
Join the building project for our Rotary Club Community Services to help build beds for kids scheduled for Saturday June 4th 2022 at the Lowe's Namao-Edmonton location 9603 165 Avenue NW.   No experience required but registrations were due by May 18th.  Contact Kevin Keough to see if there are options for late registration.  All participants must complete the Waiver form on the SHP website.  For the first question on the form choose the Edmonton South chapter.
 
Attendees chose from seven shifts starting at 7 am, 9 am, 1 pm, 4:30 pm or a combination.
 
Note from the President
Update expected May 20th....
Jim Saunderson

Youth Services Report

This month we supported four youth to attend Rotary youth camps or conferences:
1 to RYLE  (Rotary Youth Leadership Experience)
2 to Adventures in Citizenship in Ottawa
 
Although we had someone to go to RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) the event was canceled due to insufficient registration.
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Experience was held for a three day weekend at the end of April at Camp Nakamun.  This experience is intended for high school students (grades 9 to 12) who would like to gain or strengthen their leadership skills and learn how to be active citizens who strive to make a positive impact in the world. 
 
The Adventures in Citizenship annual event is a unique opportunity for young Canadians to come together to gain a better understanding of our country. Through meetings with political leaders, senior officials and others, they learn a great deal about the foundations and workings of our democratic institutions. And by meeting other young Canadians and having discussions among themselves, they learn to appreciate the diversity of Canada and the privileges and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship.   
 
This 3 day event in Ottawa commences May 27th and features:
1. Indigenous Day - address the Indigenous contribution and experience in Canada and how to contribute to reconciliation.
2. Politics Day - with Joe Clark and retired diplomat Gary Smith
3. Citizenship Day - with Citizenship Judges, Pages working at the House of Commons and the Speaker of the House of Commons.
 
Indigenous Speaker Series
Two speakers remaining for this amazing series.  See the "Speaker list" on the right hand side future down in this newsletter.  Registration already open!
 
Unfortunately the May 16th speaker, Daniel Quon-Watson, speaking on Mandate of Indigenous Relations Dept as Canada moves towards Reconciliation has been delayed until later this summer as the speaker was unavailable at the last moment.  Date to be determined.  
 
 
Integrity Awards Gala was an amazing event held May 17th at the Chateau Lacombe.  We hear twelve fascinating stories of those non-Rotarians who made a difference in the Edmonton area.   The Recipients certainly serve to change lives in the community.  According to President Saunderson "This is the first time the event was held online and in person for 28 years"   
 
Our club's Recipient was: XXXXXXX
She will be attending one of our future meetings to meet club members and to receive a Paul Harris Fellow.
 
Check out this year's brochure on our website.

Update on our club member Anna Wieczorek

Anna resides in Warsaw, Poland and has been actively involved in supporting refugees from Ukraine.  
 
Check out all the email notes and many pictures from Anna on our website  https://edmontonrotary.com/
 
Donations are welcome.   If you would like to contribute to help our club support Ukrainian Refugees log into ATB Cares  atbcares.benevity.org/community/cause/124-888824448RR0001    Donations go to our Community Service Trust Fund.  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.
 
 
more pics from Anna to be added by May 20th.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Rotaract Club of Edmonton report to be updated by may 20th
 
Kathe and Adrianna,
Rotaract Club of Edmonton
Rotary International president Jennifer Jones comes to Edmonton
Save the date of Saturday July 9th!   The new RI President will visit us in her cross Canada tour.
Put together a foursome or at least register as a golfer for our Monday August 8th Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Tournament.  Register now at https://2022rotarygolf.eventbrite.ca/
 
Proceeds in support of the Lurana Shelter!  This facility offers a 24/7 Emergency Line: 780-424-5875

Lurana Shelter is a first-stage, emergency shelter providing safe, secure refuge and emergency services such as meals, clothing, personal care items, transportation, and child support, as well as services related to advocacy, and staffing 24/7 for support and security.  One-on-one counselling is provided in partnership with a community agency. 

We are seeking sponsors for this event.  Please help out Don McFarlane by contacting him 780-337-4027 donmcfarlane42@gmail.com 

Ready for a Rotary Picnic?

 
Sunday June 25th
12 noon to 3 pm
Laurie Park - Site #7
See red circle around Site #7 in map below.  
 
Bring a lawn chair.  Food will be provided.   Bring your family OR show up on your own for this BBQ. 
 
Speakers
May 23, 2022
Victoria Day
May 30, 2022 12:00 PM
Indigenous Language Revitalization Program
Jun 06, 2022 12:00 PM
Building Bridges - Interfaith Coexistence and Harmony
Jun 13, 2022 12:00 PM
Indigenous Tourism
Jun 20, 2022 12:00 PM
Elks football
Jun 27, 2022 12:00 PM
My year as President of Rotary Club of Edmonton
Jul 01, 2022 12:00 PM
Mandate of Indigenous Relations Dept as Canada works towards reconciliation
Jul 04, 2022 12:00 PM
President change over for the new Rotary year
Jul 09, 2022
Meet the new Rotary International President!
Jul 11, 2022 12:00 PM
Edmonton Public Schools
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