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Last chance to register for our Step Up to the Plate event
Monday November 22nd at noon
Please register TODAY at:
 
This fabulous event will focus on Homelessness and Human Trafficking.
Keynote speaker: Musician Paul Brandt
Music by Curtis Young
 
This event is fundraising for   

CEASE builds hope, respect and transformation for those impacted by sexual exploitation and sex trafficking in Edmonton and area. They do this in three strategies: heal the harm; build for the future; and champion social equality. They offer counselling, court support, matched savings workshops, education bursaries, help filing taxes and other supports that people may want. 

For seven years, Laura was a slave to crack cocaine. She was driven to the streets in order to support her habit, and ended up losing everything. Read how CEASE helped Laura get her life back. Click on the above graphic to see much more on CEASE.  Read the story about Laura and several other women.

 

Rotary Club of Edmonton Wine Tree Raffle: Over 80 Bottles of Wine!                                                     (this raffle closes Nov 28th)

Raffle link: https://www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/rotaryclubedmonton

Auction link: https://www.32auctions.com/StepUpRotary2021  Closes November 24 2:00 pm

  • $100 gift certificate for a personal tax return
  • $110.00 gift certificate for Color De Vino
  • $200 gift certificates for corporate tax returns
  • $50 gift card from Save on Foods
  • $50 gift cards from La Favorite Bakery
  • $50.00 Gift Certificate to Bon Ton Bakery
  • 50.00 Gift Certificate to The Butchery (Rge Rd)
  • 60 Minute Massage from Grace of Being Inspired Bodywork
  • Belizean Rum  (photo below)
  • Bison by Anthony Antoine (carving)
  • Boston Pizza certificate for 6 large pizzas
  • Den Mother Wolf Family, Carl Benders (print)
  • Family Pass to Alberta Aviation Museum
  • Two separate Gift baskets   one from Sobey’s Millwoods
  • Gold Watch
  • Grinch Christmas Tree and 2 Bottles of Wine
  • HANDMADE SOAP SET BY MOTHER EARTH ESSENTIALS
  • Karl Lagerfeld White Purse
  • Kinetic Living 60 Minute Massage
  • Kinetic Living Yoga for 6  (photo below)
  • Ladies Watch by Calvin Klein
  • Men's Bulova Watch
  • Men’s Nike Shirt (medium)
  • Movie Night Gift Basket 
  • Oiler Tickets - Dec 7, Oilers vs Minnesota Wild (photo below)
  • Orangetheory Fitness (one month membership)
  • Poppy Barley Gift Certificate
  • Red Tea Set
  • RGE RD $100.00 Gift Certificate
  • Stained Glass Picture
  • Suede Mitts with Raccoon Trim
  • The Return Bald Eagle Pair - Robert Bateman Framed
  • Timothy Hill Hairdressing Gift Certificate
  • Tinker Bell watch from Disney World and Wool Scarf
  • Vigilance - Robert Bateman Framed
  • When Paths Cross by Daniel Smith - framed art
Oilers tickets for Dec 7th
Yoga class for six people
Exquisite Belizean 5 Barrel Rum
Grinch Tree with 2 wine bottles
Suede Mitts with Raccoon Trim
Tinker Bell watch from Disney World and Wool Scarf

Need to know more about CEASE?

 
The above graphic shows the areas of support the organization provides.
 
Focusing on one part of the organization "Heal the Harm" here are a couple stories under Project STAR (Support, Transition, Action, Recovery)
 
Victim one story:
“The victim advocate was able to help me with the court process, she was able to connect me with a counsellor within one day and it was helpful to be prepared and what to expect. Star supported me throughout the court process and help me to remember to breath when thing got difficult. During the break in the court process, it was wonderful to be able to have someone to talk to and process my feelings with. My advocate followed up with me after court, we did a check in and it made me feel taking care of.”
 
“Star was able to quickly support me in court, as my advocate was not able to come with me to court. Star was with me in court and took the time to into the evening just so I had someone to talk with. I really was happy that Kim was there with me, to explain what was happening in court; she also helped connect me to a lawyer so I could get a restraining order against the accused. I still call Kim from time to time, just because she can help me when I have a question.”
 
These charts shows the range of clients they deal with and the type of clients new or ongoing:
                                
 
Please consider participating in the Step up to the Plate to support this organization.
 
Rotary Club of Edmonton - Annual General Meeting Nov29
Join us online at 12 noon as we host our annual meeting with presentations by Past President Brian Edwards and Treasurer Martin Connelly.  Year end financial statements to review the Rotary year July 2020 to June 2021.
 
Agenda for the meeting will be, per our Policy & Procedures (6.4) 
1. Review and accept financials
2. Appointment of auditors for the next year
3. President's report
4. Committees report (which is given by the President)
Note from the President
PRESIDENT’S COLUMN
November, 2021 EDMONTARIAN
 
Its hard to believe my year as President of the Downtown Club is already one-third over.
 
Looking back the club has done a lot!  We’ve had a strong speaker’s series organized by Barry Schloss and the program committee, including  three joint meetings with other clubs.  The hugely successful Million Dollar Golf Tournament Chaired by Don McFarlane led to a $23,500 contribution to refurbish Lurana Shelter for women and children was a highlight.  We had a beautiful day to walk from City Hall and take the funicular down to the river for the Walk for Polio.  The walk, organized by John Yamamoto, raised $2,100 to continue the fight against polio.  JJ Tremblay and the Community Services Committee obtained a $2,000 Rotary District Grant and made a $5,000 contribution to Operation Friendship Senior Society’s “Socktober” campaign to provide socks and other warm clothes to seniors in need in the inner city.  Internationally we contributed to the building of a latrine for women and girls at a school in rural Tanzania.  And our major literacy project in poor schools in Belize City is on track for a successful conclusion.  It will make a difference for hundreds of disadvantaged students in this developing country.  There is more, but I think the best is still to come!
 
Step Up to the Plate is shaping up to be a strong success and will bring attention to the challenge of human trafficking and raise funds for the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation (CEASE).  We are planning to resume regular in-person meetings at the Chateau Lacombe (with an on-line option) on December 6.  Our annual Christmas party is slated to go on December 20. The strong line-up of speakers will continue into the new year.  I look forward to a re-invigorated orientation and welcoming program for new members.  The Youth Services Committee is starting to ramp up and the Community Services and International Services Committees are gaining momentum.
 
Its an exciting time to be a member of the Downtown Rotary Club!
 
Jim
Salvation Army Kettle Drive
Our club is again hosting a kettle for donations Saturday December 11 and 18 at the Costco New Business Centre 103 Ave and 186 Street in the west end,   Two hour shifts run between 10 am and 6 pm.  note the picture showing donations can be done online. 
 
Interested?  contact Leanna at  leanna@martensgroup.ca

New Member Announcement - 

Nadean Langlois is our latest club member.   Please read Nadean's story!
 
My name is Nadean Langlois and I’m excited to be joining Rotary Club of Edmonton. I was born and raised in Alberta and Edmonton has been home for my family for the past 30 years. I’ve been married for 33 years to Richard and we have two grown children, Alecia (married to Brendon) and Galen. The most exciting thing to happen in our family in 2021 has been the arrival of our first grandchild, Summer. 
 
After graduating from the University of Regina with a degree in Business Administration, I joined the federal government department of Western Economic Diversification (WD) as a project officer. I spent my entire career with WD and in 2019, retired as the Director General, Operations in Alberta. I’m not very good at retiring yet as I continue to do some work for WD and am also a Fairness Monitor for Emissions Reduction Alberta. Family is #1, bur in my spare time, I also love to golf, bike ride, pickle ball, garden, and travel.
 
I have been an active volunteer with the United Way for many years and involved in many fundraising efforts to support cancer research. I joined the Rotary because I like what the organization does to help improve the lives of people and communities, both here and throughout the world – it’s an opportunity to give back. I’m really excited about doing more hands-on volunteering with the Rotary and particularly interested in an international playground build or Habitat for Humanity. I’ve really enjoyed the events I’ve been able to attend and love the interesting and varied speakers that are part of the weekly meetings.  I am looking forward to meeting fellow Rotarians!
 
Nadean

 

Look for a Rotaracts report in the next newsletter.  Meanwhile check out their website at:
 
Kathe
Rotaract Club of Edmonton
 
Consider donating right now if not on Giving Tuesday November 30th! Click on graphic above to view a PowerPoint presentation.
Speakers
Nov 22, 2021 12:00 PM
Homelessness and Human Trafficking
Nov 29, 2021 12:00 PM
Dec 06, 2021 12:00 PM
Prairie Link High-Speed Rail connecting Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary
Dec 13, 2021 12:00 PM
Polio
Dec 20, 2021 12:00 PM
Holiday Welcome
Dec 27, 2021 12:00 PM
Jan 03, 2022 12:00 PM
View entire list
Editor's message....
December's newsletter will be coming out early December to promote the Hybrid Meetings, the Annual Xmas Luncheon and January's Scottish / Robbie Burns Luncheon.
 
Missed the Rachel Notley presentation?   Send me a note or "reply to" this newsletter and I can send you a recording. Expires end of December.
Neil

More Raffle Items you can bid on are listed below... Only until November 24th.  Bid early and bid often.

OrangeTheory Fitness 
60 Min Massage 
Bison by Dene Artist Antony Antoine
 
Den Mother Wolf Family Reproduction print
 
Stained Glass Pic - Beach scape
 
The Return - Bald Eagle Pair,  Robert Bateman reproduction painting
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