Speaker Date Topic
Bill Dimmer, Civil Air Search & Rescue Assoc Jun 12, 2023 12:00 PM
Search and Rescue Canada - an expertise respected around the world, yet little known at home
Search and Rescue Canada - an expertise respected around the world, yet little known at home
The narrative will be about the scope and needs in such a huge area and anecdotal references to available resources and how needs are met.

The mission of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) is to support Canada’s Search and Rescue (SAR) program and to promote SAR awareness.


From the Winspeare website:   A skilled pilot, Bill is an active air crew member and instructor with the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association and teaches ground school at the Edmonton Flying Club. He has been known to fly colleagues to remote northern communities as part of the National Arts Centre’s music outreach clinics.

Bill Dimmer arrived in Edmonton in 1971 to join the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra until retiring from
that organization in 2014. Bill served as a teacher, mentor, administrator, conductor, and performer,
including a potential Canadian record 43 seasons as ESO assistant principal trumpet and induction to
Edmonton’s Arts and Culture Hall of Fame in 2014. In his secret identity as a skilled pilot, he is an active
air crew member and instructor with the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association, the ground school
instructor at the Edmonton Flying Club and a columnist for COPA Flight magazine. Bill has been an active
participant on a number of major search and rescue efforts in a variety of positions from pilot to search
coordinator. He has also been known to fly colleagues to remote northern communities as part of the
National Arts Centre’s music outreach clinics. Bill flies his own Cessna 172 – C-GWUD.

Also during this meeting a presentation will be made to our recent Integrity Awards Recipient, Joe Cloutier, CEO, Inner City Youth Development Association.  Joe will be awarded a Paul Harris Fellow pin.  The Edmonton Rotary Club Foundation will be providing a $1000 donation to Inner City Youth Development Association. 

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Citadel Theatre Tour Jun 19, 2023 12:00 PM
Theatre tour with catered lunch
Theatre tour with catered lunch

Meet before 12:00 in front of the box office. 

$25 per person for the catered lunch which will be served 12 noon to 12:30 pm.

The tour will commence at 12:30 to at least 1:30 pm with a possibility of being longer.

Parking in the Library / Citadel Parkade and is not included in ticket price.

Citadel Theatre has been "live" in Edmonton commencing 1965 and have had performances in their current location just off Churchill Square since 1976.  https://citadeltheatre.com/about/   Enjoy a tour of the facilty and view the backstages and green rooms where performers prepare for performances.  A catered lunch will be provided.

Most recent  plus upcoming performances: 


`"Based on real events, First Métis Man of Odesa is a celebration of the Ukrainian Canadian connection, in the face of a pandemic and an invasion. Award winning theatre artists and real-life married couple, Matt and Mariya, share the stage and tell this remarkable Odesa to Alberta love story."

PRISON DANCER, May 6 to 28

In 2007, a video of inmates dancing in a Philippines prison quickly became one of the internet’s first viral videos. Now it inspires this exciting new musical.

SIX, The musical     Aug 12 to Sept 10

From Tudor Queens to Pop Icons, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix five hundred years of historical heartbreak into a Euphoric Celebration of 21st century girl power! This new original musical is the global sensation that everyone is losing their head over!

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Family picnic Jun 24, 2023 4:00 PM
BBQ at Laurier Park site 3
BBQ at Laurier Park site 3
Our 2nd Annual Family Picnic will be held at Laurier Park, Site 3, on Saturday June 24th from 4pm -7pm.
Cost for family is $10, single $5.
Menu will include hamburgers and hot dogs (vegan and gluten free available) and weather permitting a marshmallow roast.
President Melinda Noyes Jun 26, 2023 12:00 PM
My year as President of Rotary Club of Edmonton
My year as President of Rotary Club of Edmonton

Soon to be past president Melinda Noyes will review her past Rotary year 

Chair of the day is incoming club president Rod Karius.

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NO MEETING Jul 03, 2023 12:00 PM
Canada Day weekend
Rod Karius, President 2023-2024 Jul 10, 2023 12:00 PM
Introducing our new club president

Rod will review his plans for the upcoming Rotary year spanning July 1st, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Rod has been a Rotary Club of Edmonton member since April 2004. During the past few years Rod has been chair of the International Services Committee.  Rod has been an important liason for our club members to donate to The Rotary Foundation particularly End Polio Fund.  He has served on the district's Playground committee helping Rotary clubs provide playgrounds to countries such as Belize.  Rod has made numerous trips to Belize City to build playgrounds.  As such he has been instrumental in supporting the Emmanuel Foundation for the storage and shipping of playground equipment in Alberta to Belize. 

Chair of the day is Melinda Noyes

Andew MacIsaac, CEO Jul 17, 2023 12:00 PM
Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation
Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation

Andrew MacIsaac, CEO of Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation (API)   https://appliedpharma.ca/


API is a not-for-profit organization with an expert interdisciplinary team that works with a network of collaborating organizations. As a whole, we provide the expertise, services, and infrastructure of a pharmaceutical company. We help innovators launch their ideas into the real world, connect industry to the services they need for commercial success, and accelerate all aspects of the drug development process.

Throughout the past two decades Andrew has successfully led  partnerships between industry, academia, government, and donors, and developed catalysts for economic investment totalling more than $600 million. With a background in economics and public sector management, Andrew has worked with UBC, and the University of Alberta, most recently as Assistant Dean for the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. Andrew sits on the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Life Sciences Council, the Edmonton Health City Steering Committee, the Alberta Research Commercialization Working Group, the Calgary Life Science Innovation Hub Steering Committee, and a number of private company boards.

NO MEETING Jul 24, 2023 12:00 PM
No meeting
Kandace Machado, CEO, AGLC Jul 31, 2023 12:00 PM
AGLC - Strategic and Business Plans
AGLC - Strategic and Business Plans

Kandace Machado, CEO, Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC). CPA, CMA, CFE

Kandice Machado joined AGLC in 2002 and has held a variety of roles in multiple divisions—most recently in her capacity as AGLC’s Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. Kandice’s expertise in financial management is complemented by her extensive experience in solution-focused financial advice and planning in complex business environments. Her remarkable professional tenure provides a substantial foundation for innovation that supports AGLC’s evolving gaming, liquor and cannabis industries, while promoting a thriving business environment balanced with productive regulations. Kandice’s wealth of industry knowledge coupled with her proactive approach to exceptional customer service reflects her commitment to business modernization and reducing red tape to create a more vibrant Alberta.

AGLC is the Government of Alberta's Crown commercial enterprise and agency that oversees the gaming, liquor and cannabis industries in Alberta.


Chair of the day is Brian Edwards

NO MEETING Aug 07, 2023 12:00 PM
Heritage Day
Million Dollar Hole In One Golf Tournament Aug 14, 2023 11:30 AM
Highlands Golf Club
Highlands Golf Club

Golfers join us on Monday August 14th, 2023 for a chance to win a million bucks!

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Proceeds of this event will go to the Lurana Shelter for domestic abuse:



Darrel Gregory Executive Dir Caregivers Alberta Aug 21, 2023 12:00 PM
Empowering Alberta’s One Million Caregivers How Caregivers Alberta Supports People to Age in Place
Empowering Alberta’s One Million Caregivers  How Caregivers Alberta Supports People to Age in Place

Empowering Alberta’s One Million Caregivers

How Caregivers Alberta Supports People to Age in Place


Caregivers Alberta has been supporting caregivers for over 20 years, through our Intake Support Line, 1:1 Coaching, and COMPASS for the Caregiver (a 4 week program) to name a few. Did you know that nearly one million Albertans currently provide unpaid care to loved ones living with illness or disability? Founded in 2001, Caregivers Alberta strives to empower and promote the well-being of our province’s unpaid caregivers by providing resources, mental health support, and facilitated connection with other caregivers. We are Alberta’s only organization dedicated solely to caregivers. We think there is overlap in out interests and the service we provide in our local communities and helping where needs are significant.. We are a provincial organization, and our office is located in Edmonton. 

Darrel joined Caregivers Alberta in October 2022. He brings over 20 years of senior leadership experience in the nonprofit sector to our organization, 15 years of which he spent as a Director with the MS Society of Canada.

David Eaton, Rotarian from Monterrey Mexico Aug 28, 2023 12:00 PM
Operation Pollination
Operation Pollination

This August, Alberta’s two districts and clubs (especially in Calgary and Edmonton), have the unique opportunity to participate in the Monarch Hope statue tour (photo attached), sponsored by the Monterrey Metropolitano Rotary Club (Mexico), Canadian Pacific Kansas City Railroad, and others.  This tour builds on last year’s 1st Monarch statue event that raised more than $100,000 for 60,000 oyamel fir trees necessary for Monarch Butterflies.

During these dates, the MOMA Hope statue will travel between Calgary/Edmonton to Winnipeg, Toronto, Windsor, Detroit, Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, and several points south into Mexico ending its journey at the Monarch Biopshere Reserve (near Morelia, Mexico).

Rotarian David Eaton (Environmental Chair for his District in Mexico) will travel with the statue in Alberta and is speaking to clubs about the purpose of the statue’s visit.  In addition, David hopes that your District will sign an Operation Pollination Partnership (that covers all clubs in your district).  Once signed at the District level, Club Presidents are then invited to sign a Pollinator Pledge specifically for your Club (all projects, large or small, are welcome; no judgement is ever made regarding a project – EVERYONE is invited to help address the global crisis of pollinator decline).

You may already know about challenges bee keepers have with Bee Hive Colony Distress Disorder.  Bees are very important pollinators of Alberta crops and flowers.

You may not know that Monarch Butterflies have been spotted in Edmonton's river valley.  They are mostly attracted to milkweed.  Although David is obviously focused on Monarch, this presentation opens up to all pollinators (bees, wasps, moths and other insects) and improves the environment for pollinators.