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Note from the President
President's message 
 
The winds are blowing a little colder and we're starting to batten down the hatches.  As it gets colder it becomes even nicer to come in from the cold on a Monday for a hot lunch (especially with underground parking and no snow to brush off our vehicles).  When we're not spending as much time outside we run the risk of losing connections with neighbors and friends and I encourage you to reach out over the winter, even just for a few minutes to check up on one another.
 
And with chilly temperatures, we know that our fall fundraiser is coming up!  Step Up to the Plate is being held on November 21st this year with Don Iveson as the keynote speaker.  Our former mayor is still very involved in fighting homelessness and addressing systemic issues of poverty.  As an ally, he has the potential to move the needle forward on concerns that we have been tackling in the downtown core.  I would encourage you to get your tickets early!
 
Our meetings continue to take on a bit of a different look with two meetings this month being held off-site.  We will continue to do these from time to time; they provide a different perspective and are well attended by our members and guests.  If there is somewhere you would like to hold a meeting please let me know.
 
In the meantime, pull out your scarves and mittens and stay toasty!  Hope to see you at a meeting soon.
 
Melinda Noyes, President
Purchase a ticket for yourself or for a table of 8.  Bring your friends!   https://StepUpToThePlate2022.eventbrite.ca
Step Up to the Plate
 Noon November 21st,  Chateau Lacombe
Mark Monday November 21st in your calendar for this inspiring event.  This year we are supporting Boyle Street Community Services.  We are expecting 250 people to attend. 
 
We will also recognize a prominent Edmontonian with a Paul Harris Fellow and charity donation. They have a long history of supporting the Edmonton community. It is an honour to have them be part of our event.
 
Further information to come on the Online Silent Auction and the Wine Tree raffle.
 
What is Boyle Street Community Services?
So how can YOU be involved in this spectacular event even if you are unable to attend?
1.  purchase or donate a ticket for those who are less fortunate
2. donate an auction or raffle item such as wine bottles for the wine tree
3. pass on info on the event to others who may be interested 
4. check out Boyle Street online and read about all their services 
5. purchase raffle tickets
6. consider making a donation eligible for a tax receipt
(Note: All donations of property or cash will receive a charitable donation tax receipt, per CRA guidelines)
 
So have you registered yet?   Do it now....
 
We thank you for your support!
Nik Sihapanyaxay, Step Up to the Plate 2022 - Committee Chair
 
Rotary Club of Edmonton Annual General Meeting:  Monday, November 28
 
Curious about your club’s financial situation?  What about membership numbers?  What did we achieve last year anyways?
 
Like any well run organization, the Rotary Club of Edmonton’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the place to get answers to these questions and more.
 
The 2021-22 AGM will take place in lieu of the regular Monday, November 28 meeting at the Chateau Lacombe.  Past President Jim Saunderson and Treasurer Martin Connolly will present the club’s 2021-22 Financial Statements and a report on membership and activities.  Don’t miss this once annual opportunity to get caught up on these fundamentals and enjoy more Rotary fellowship.  Hope to see you there!
Jim Saunderson
Rotarian in the news.... this time Del Dilkie was in the October edition of Womanition magazine.  Congratulations to Del for her success.
Update on our support for Ukraine Anna continues her Service above Self
 
 
 
 
 
 
As Anna would say: 
“I only do what any Rotarian would do in such a situation, and I can only do it because of the support provided from Canada”.
 
An article for our Rotary district has been assembled reviewing Anna's response to:  What does Rotary mean to you? Why join a particular Rotary club?  
 
Speakers
Oct 24, 2022 12:00 PM
Coalition for a Better Future
Oct 31, 2022 12:00 PM
District Governor 5370 annual presentation
Nov 07, 2022 12:00 PM
Remembrance Day meeting
Nov 14, 2022 12:00 PM
Town Hall
Nov 21, 2022 11:30 AM
Fund Raiser Luncheon
Nov 28, 2022 12:00 PM
Annual General Meeting
Dec 05, 2022 12:00 PM
Tentative: Covid recovery in the downtown business community
Dec 12, 2022 12:00 PM
proposed topic: Expansion of cargo facilities at Edmonton International Airport and its implications
Dec 19, 2022 12:00 PM
annual season's celebration meeting
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