Annual Xmas Seasons Greetings Lunch Buffet

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Don't forget to bring your Xmas sweater!

Guests 12 and under $15 each

Note from the President
Hello everyone!
With 2022 drawing to a close and holiday celebrations in full swing, I hope that each of you are finding time to spend with those you love.  We've had an amazing few months as a Club: Step Up to the Plate knocked it outta the park for Boyle Street Community Services; we've added some amazing new members; our speaker roster has been amazing; and the fellowship and attendance at our weekly meetings is growing posit-Covid.  I couldn't have asked for a better year to become your fearless leader!
I hope to see you at our Christmas Party on Monday next week.  If you are coming, don't forget to wear your "best" sweater!  We'll be collecting cash donations on behalf of Edmonton's Food Bank.  If you're not able to make it, please think about donating to the food bank over the next few weeks. Demand on their services has doubled this year.
In closing, I hope that you all have a merry holiday, and best wishes for the New Year.  And most importantly, peace in our world and in our lives.
Warm regards,
Cecilia Blasetti was inducted into the club on November 28.  It was an honour to be her sponsor!
Cecilia has a life long record of service and has already been playing an active role in the Community Services Committee.  Cecilia holds a BA with specialization in Criminology from the U of A and a certificate in Managing conflict from MacEwan University.  She is best known for her 20 year stint as Executive Director at the Boyle McCauley Health Centre (now Radius Community Health & Healing) until her retirement in 2020.  Cecilia previously served as the Executive Director for Calgary’s Alpha House Society from 1997 to 2000 and prior to that at the George Spady Society.
Cecilia’s commitment to serving people in need extends into her volunteer work.  She serves as a board member for the New Canadian Health Centre and for Grande Prairie’s Maskwa Health Clinic.  Homelessness is widely recognized as one of our most pressing challenges.  Cecilia has served as chair and board member for Right at Home Housing and as a board member for Niginan Housing, the Elizabeth Fry Society and Recovery Acres Society.
In 2021 the Rotary Club of Edmonton recognized Cecilia’s outstanding contribution with a Rotary Integrity Award and a Paul Harris Fellowship.  Cecilia is no stranger to Rotary and is going to be a strong addition to the club. 
Welcome aboard Cecilia!
Jim Saunderson
Youth Services hosts Rotary Exchange Student ski trip

Ten youth enjoyed ski and snowboard lessons and two days of snow sports at Marmot Basin ski area Dec 4 and 5th.   Parks Canada provided an indigenous presentation in a Teepee at the Palisades Education Centre.  Thankfully NO one was hurt this year!  What a success.
Many thanks to Brian Edwards who filled in as chief cook and bottle washer at our Rotary Youth Exchange Jasper Ski Trip.  Brian lavished us with scrumptious meals all weekend.  Perhaps he has a new career during his retirement.  Service above self.
Neil Lang
Update on our support for Ukraine Anna continues her Service above Self
Nov 28th:
Łukasz was supposed to go to Ukraine again on 15th December but this morning he informed me that he is going earlier, on Sunday, the 4th December.
I am going to buy more warm, thermal underwear with the money I have now, but if you are willing to send me some more funds, I could buy more stuff  this week.
The situation in the front is very difficult and they still need our support. Today I got a film from the Mariupol family who came back there for a while to pick up their grandma, but she refused to leave. So, they came back to Ireland but their granny stayed there. 
It is so  dramatic.  From October 10 to November 23 the Russians carried out almost 600 missle attacks on Ukraine. Last week I’ve been collecting warm second-hand clothes from friends and we sent it straight to Ivano Frankovsk through a person who was going there.
See you later at the meeting.
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
Scotch donations needed!
To help support our annual Scottish / Robert Burns event January 23rd.    We accept Scotch bottles for our Scotch Raffle.  Or better yet 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:
Funds raised will go towards the Inner City High School.
Griesbach Statue Unveiling
Arthur Henry Griesbach Statue

Past-President Ralph Young and President-Elect Rod Karius represented our club at a ceremony on November 24 th where a statue of Arthur Henry Griesbach was unveiled at Alberta RCMP “K” Division Headquarters. This statue previously stood at Northlands Coliseum and was relocated to RCMP Headquarters due to the closure and planned demolition of the Coliseum.

The statue recognizes Arthur Henry Griesbach as the first man to enlist in the Northwest Mounted Police and participate in the Great Trek West to Edmonton in 1874. In subsequent years he was the senior officer for the NWMP in the Edmonton area.

Our club funded the commissioning of the statue as part of a NWMP attraction that the Edmonton
Northlands Exhibition Association envisioned for an area adjacent to the Coliseum. This was a major project our Club took on in 1980 in recognition of the 75 th anniversaries of Rotary International and the Province of Alberta. The statue was unveiled and formally dedicated on July 15, 1982.

The statue now stands in a prominent location in front of the RCMP “K” Division Headquarters on 109 Street. The new granite base displays the Rotary logo, recognizing our role in the commissioning of the statue 40 years ago.
President Melinda welcomed David Shepherd, MLA speaking at our December 5th meeting.
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
Jan 09, 2023 12:00 PM
Jan 16, 2023 12:00 PM
To be determined
Jan 23, 2023 12:00 PM
Celebrating everything Scottish
Jan 30, 2023 12:00 PM
To be determined
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What does Santa suffer from if he gets stuck in a chimney? 
What do they sing at a snowman's birthday party? 
Freeze a jolly good fellow.
 Knock, knock Who's there? 
Arthur who?  
Arthur any mince pies left?
How do you know if Santa's been in your garden? 
You've got three extra hoes.
What’s a dog’s favourite carol?
Bark, the herald angels sing.
What do snowmen have for breakfast?
What does Father Christmas do when his elves misbehave?
He gives them the sack.
Why was the turkey in the pop group?
Because he was the only one with drumsticks!
From Rotary Club of Hawthorn, AU
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