Only days left for Raffle and Silent Auction!
Last chance to purchase tickets on the 80 bottle wine tree.  Photo is of this year's wine tree that was on display at Step Up. 
Wine Tree Raffle closes Monday November 28th at 11 am. 
Silent Auction closes Tuesday November 29th at 5 pm.
Don't be late so why not bid on an auction item right now!
Seen the items on offer at the silent auction?
  1. Oilers tickets for either Dec 15th or Feb 17th
  2. Sunday brunch for two at La Ronde, Chateau Lacombe
  3. Bottle of Belize’s finest 5 Barrell Rum
  4. Two sample packs (hot & medium) of Marie Sharpe’s hot sauce
  5. Tickets for A Christmas Carol at Citadel Theatre
  6. Many restaurant and food items
  7. and many more precious items!
Certainly something for everyone!
Note from the President
Hello everyone!
It was absolutely fantastic to see so many Rotarians and former members come out to Step Up to the Plate.  The event had lots of interesting commentary, with everyone from Don Iveson, to two women with lived experience with mental health and homelessness, and representation from the City of Edmonton. Thank you to our intrepid committee for coordinating such a wonderful event.
It was also interesting to see former recipient charities come out and support Boyle Street Community Services.  These folks purchased tickets unasked to support their colleagues in their work in the downtown core.  It was inspiring to see!  And thank you to all of YOU who came out and who continue to support our work downtown.
Looking forward to December, we have lots of great stuff coming up.  Our MLA David Shepherd will be speaking on December 5th, Trevor Caswell from Edmonton International Airports on the 12th, and our Christmas Party is on December 19th.  Family and friends are always welcome, of course, to all of our luncheons, but at Christmas particularly we enjoy coming together and taking a break from our everyday work.
We're looking for a couple of volunteers in December to organize two initiatives.  If you're able to coordinate (with support of course!) please let us know.  The events are:
  • The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign (involves scheduling volunteers from our club at one site)
  • The Millennium House Christmas Party (involves ordering a meal and coordinating gifts and a few volunteers)
Looking forward to connecting with you.  Stay healthy and make sure you work some self-care into this busy season.
Warm regards,
Step Up to the Plate
 Noon November 21st,  Chateau Lacombe
Thank you for supporting our Step Up to the Plate event.
Details will be announced later together with a cheque presentation to Boyle Street Community Services.
Boyle Street Community Services (BSCS) has been working in the inner city of Edmonton since 1971 to serve, support, and empower people to take control of their lives and escape the cycle of poverty and homelessness.  
We thank you for your support!
Nik Sihapanyaxay, Step Up to the Plate 2022 - Committee Chair
Rotary Club of Edmonton honors community leader
We honored Martin Garber-Conrad at our Step Up to the Plate event for his contribution to the community over the past decades. We provided him a Paul Harris Fellow.   While he has retired from his position as CEO of the Edmonton Community Foundation he has left a huge legacy for Edmonton.  Hats off to Martin for Stepping Up to supporting numerous organizations  doing work for the Greater Edmonton community. 
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”.
Nov 1st
With financial support by Rotary Club of Edmonton, Anna purchased 100 first aid kits at a cost of 2808 PLN.  ($803CAD) for shipment into Ukraine.  Our International Services committee is looking into financial support for other supplies such as:
  • clothing (thermal underwear, hats and gloves) 
  • sleeping bags
  • instant soup
  • kettles
  • cold and flu medicine
Nov 4st
It’s been a very busy day and it still is busy as I’m in the middle of labelling the stuff for Ukraine.
I went to the big shopping warehouse 70 km outside Warsaw today and it turned out that getting thermal underwear and clothes is very difficult.
I have to come back there tomorrow at 8 o’clock for two reasons:
1. I’ve found only one shop which has thermal sets but they only accept payments in cash,
2. Tomorrow I’ll probably get bigger quantities as these sets are in great demand now for Ukraine and they didn’t have enough sets today.
I’ve also found different warm clothes which are also a very good choice (I keep counsulting every item with Łukasz, the vet, who is coming to my place tomorrow to pick up the supplies).
In the picture below you can see the first 50 first aid kits already labelled. J Another 50 is going to be labelled in a minute.
I’m attaching some photos of the stuff I found today. I’ve also made a second online research and found some good stuff but the time was too short to put online orders. The good news is that Łukasz is planning to go to Ukraine in December so I’ll give him tomorrow what I have managed to get till tomorrow morning and he can pick up the second transport from us in December.
Thank you and have a good day. Hope it’s not too cold in Alberta.
      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: 
Cheques may be written out to Community Service Trust Fund.
Tax receipts will be provided.   Consider a donation on Giving Tuesday November 29th.
For any questions or if you would like to be involved with International Services, contact Rod Karius
Community Services Committee Chair JJ Trempblay went shopping with Elena Ramirez at Costco Store on 149 Street and Yellowhead Highway. The Rotary Club of Edmonton Club is pleased to be of assistance to OFSS in providing an assortment of winter clothing for seniors - (men and ladies) winter socks, brief, hoodies, sweatpants, base layer for a total amount of $1,964.03 - in association with their 2022 Fall #Socktober Campaign.
Scotch donations needed!
To help support our annual Scottish / Robert Burns event January 23rd.    We accept Scotch bottles for our Scotch Raffle.  Ot consider a money donation so we can purchase an extravagant bottle from Keg N Cork Liquor Company as a top rung item for the raffle.
In order to meet the requirements for the AGLC raffle license we need to receive bottles by January 2nd, 2023.   Send a note to Neil at:
Rotarians are welcome to visit iHuman open house on December 1st.   iHuman has been a recipient of support by our Rotary club.

Give where the need is greatest

When you give to The Rotary Foundation, you fuel our service projects - projects that eradicate polio, promote peace, and improve developing communities.   Click on the graphic above to donate.   Consider a donation on Giving Tuesday November 29th.

Edmonton Community Foundation (ECF) is an organzation that helps organizations in their efforts to improve life in the Greater Edmonton area.  
Numerous Rotary Clubs have their funds kept within ECF for safe keeping including our own club. The Edmonton Rotary Club Foundation also has several funds with ECF.
I thought I would look into one of the ECF supports and discovered a wonderful website that helps seniors identify online and other fraud.  Sort of seniors talking to seniors in very simple terms. I recommend going thru it yourself and then pass it on to seniors in your life.
Unfortunately there are so many scams out there.  One simple example is a link (or URL) that takes you to website that is fraudulent.  Yikes.  Before you click, hover your cursor over the link and you should see the actual link on the bottom left of the screen.  If you thought you were going to Telus but it says something wierd.... well you know what NOT to do.
check out   and did you hover over this link before doing anything?  Thank you ECF for all the help you are doing!
Neil Lang
Nov 28, 2022 12:00 PM
Annual General Meeting
Dec 05, 2022 12:00 PM
to be announced
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
Dec 26, 2022 12:00 PM
Boxing Day
Jan 02, 2023
Happy New Year
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December is Rotary International "Disease Prevention and Treatment Month"
Rotary combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and polio. Prevention is important, which is why we also focus on health education and bringing people routine hearing, vision, and dental care.
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