Note from the President
Hello Rotarians 
This morning as I have coffee in Jasper, one of the most beautiful settings in the world, I can't help but reflect on Earth Day and Rotary's impact on keeping our planet healthy.  We had some fabulous speakers at the District Conference this weekend, including young people speaking on peace and environmentalism, and an expert on coral reefs addressing reef bleaching and rejuvenation. Incredibly interesting topics and certainly timely.  As Rotarians, broadening our scope of knowledge and translating that knowledge into action is a responsibility we take seriously.
Just as important, however, is our "boots on the ground" work.  This weekend we had a solid crew from our Club come out for the Corporate Clean Up Challenge.  Three generations of Club members participated in spring clean up to keep our neighborhood healthy and thriving. Showing up to do the work is what we do and on behalf of the Club, we extend our sincerest thanks to those who came out.
Bright lights at the District Conference included all the young people engaged in good work.  Interactors, Rotaractors, and Youth Exchange students came out and showed off their drive to make change.  Keeping those young people in our sights will bring Rotary, and our planet, into a secure future.
Enjoy the spring and be sure to pause and breathe some of that fresh air.
Hoping to see you all soon at meetings!
Melinda Noyes, President                                                                                                                                       
Time to register yourself or a foursome for our annual Golf Tournament with a chance of winning a million dollars for a hole-in-one.

Monday August 14,
Highlands Golf Club
Volvo of Edmonton returning as the Presenting Sponsor.  New sponsors are shown in the player invitation above.  There are still more opportunities for sponsorship. Just contact Don McFarlane.

Register on Eventbrite:  
There will be a $50 tax receipt issued to every paying player. 
I know that our efforts are making a difference to the women and children who seek the support of the Lurana Shelter. 
Stay tuned for more updates…..and requests.
Don McFarlane
The Rotary Club of Edmonton has submitted a nomination for the 2023 Integrity Awards.   Join the gala on Thursday May 18th at the Chateau Louis Conference Centre to find out who this honorable person is.  This  nominee has given many decades of service to the downtown community and is fitting for our club to support. 
For more information and to register for this event see:
Update from Anna April 17th:
It was Easter Sunday yesterday in Ukraine and I happily spotted this photo today on Facebook with happy Ukrainian kids who got the books and colouring pencils from us as Easter gifts. They’re all wearing yellow raincoats, making them look like Easter chickens. 
The books are bilingual English-Polish easy readers with a QR code which provides them with a short video of the story:
In this way, they can follow the perfect English accent and repeat the sentences as long as they master reading by themselves. What’s more, the book contains lots of pictures to colour. 
It looks as if we’ve brighten their day and put a smile on their faces. This photo’s melted my heart and I just wanted to share it with you. They’re staying right now at Peresichne nearby Kharkov.  Again, thanks to Łukasz our gifts arrived in the right hands!
Consider making a donation to continue our help for Anna to support those in Ukraine.  See the donation link on our website or go directly to: 
When donating online please click on: Share my name and comments and type in "Ukraine" or "Belize" or other cause you desire.
Cheques may be written out to Community Service Trust Fund.
Tax receipts will be provided.    
For any questions or if you would like to be involved with International Services, contact Rod Karius
New members welcome!
Past President Brent Abbott piloted our successful tour of the Alberta Aviation museum.
Some famous past aviators were Rotarians and members of our club!
Summer Sports Speaker Series
Our club is in the middle of hosting a series of speakers on various professional sports in the Edmonton area.  Any chances of Edmonton becoming the City of Champions again?
Our first "sports" speaker Dr. Randy Gregg recently spoke on our new baseball team the Edmonton Riverhawks.
The two remaining speakers are:
May 15 Reed Clarke, President/CEO Edmonton Stingers Basketball Club
June 5 Chris Jones, GM and Head Coach, Edmonton Elks Football team
Please join us in our civic pride for our sports teams.
Casino July 22 and 23, Saturday and Sunday, Starlight Casino West Edmonton Mall
Please keep your schedule open to volunteer.  Contact Mathias Deuel to volunteer.  An AGLC report is due two months in advance including the key volunteers.
Shifts for key roles (General Manager, Banker, Cashier, and Chip Runner) are: 10:00AM – 7:00PM or 6:30PM - 3:30AM. 5 volunteers are needed for the day shift, and 6 volunteers for the evening shift, each day.
Count Room shift is 11:00PM - 3:30AM. Six volunteers are needed each shift, each day.
No previous experience volunteering at a casino? No problem! We will have two casino advisors there to train and guide volunteers during every shift. This is a tremendous opportunity to contribute to the club and work alongside fellow Rotarians.
May 01, 2023 12:00 PM
Community and Business Leadership - Where the rubber meets the road!
May 08, 2023 12:00 PM
Recent research about physical activity, healthy aging and the prevention of heart attacks
May 15, 2023 12:00 PM
Edmonton Stingers Basketball
May 22, 2023
Victoria Day
May 29, 2023 12:00 PM
Rotary Youth meeting
Jun 05, 2023 12:00 PM
Edmonton Elks
Jun 12, 2023 12:00 PM
Air Rescue Missions
Jun 19, 2023 12:00 PM
Theatre tour with catered lunch
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