What have we been up to this week?

Group Seven........
 
 
On Tuesday, Spencer, myself, Jackie and Wayne, and Ken went to a presentation at the Capitol Theatre hosted by the Fort Edmonton Foundation.
 
 
 

Edmonton West News

Rotary Moments

by Spencer Mueller
 
Spence spoke to the Club today about his “Rotary Moment”.  Even after having been a very active Rotarian in Denver, Colorado, USA for approximately 6 years, it wasn’t until he attended the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta in June 2017, as the Edmonton West Club President Elect, that he experienced his true “Rotary Moment”.  
 
That was, being in one place, surrounded by approximately 42,000 like minded Rotarians from all corners of the Globe, all motivated to doing good in the world!  That was Spencer’s “Rotary Ahha Moment” that has continued to motivate him to doing good for his Rotary Club, Fellow Rotarians, in his own Community and around the World!

Rotary Stories

We had the pleasure of welcoming a special guest today. Valerie Braiden, the daughter of Bill and Grace Young. Bill Buckham shared some history and Rotary Stories about Bill and Grace.
 
 
BILL YOUNG –  A NOTABLE WEST ED ROTARIAN
 
A PLEASURE TO HAVE VAL BRADEN VISITING US TODAY. SHE IS THE DAUGHTER OF GRACE AND BILL YOUNG A NOTABLE ROTARIAN COUPLE FROM OUR CLUB. IT IS GREAT TO HAVE YOU HERE, VAL.
ALTHOUGH, DAN AND I ARRIVED LATER IN BILL’S CAREER THERE ARE SOME MEMORABLE MOMENTS AND THOUGHTS THAT STILL RESONATE EVEN TO THIS DAY ABOUT BILL AND GRACE.
THEY BRING A SMILE WHEN I THINK OF HIM.
A QUICK BACKGROUND:
  • ENGLISH – JOINED THE RAF AS A HALTON APPRENTICE IN THE MID-1930S.. WHEN WAR BROKE OUT – TRAINED AS A PILOT.  INSTRUCTED IN PENHOLD NEAR RED DEER.
  • MET CHARMING LOCAL GIRL, GRACE, SWEPT HER OFF HER FEET TOOK HER BACK TO ENGLAND.
  • BILL FLEW IN THE BERLIN AIRLIFT IN 1948 AND THEN IN KENYA WHEN IT WAS STILL A COLONY. CLAIM TO FAME – FLEW JOMO KENYETTA
  • RETIRED AS A SQN LDR
  • RETURNED TO EDMONTON
    • JOINED ED WEST NEAR ITS BEGINNINGS
    • OUTGOING AND DASHING – SALES HIS FORTE. AS WAS RECRUITING FOR ROTARY
    • TOOK HIM INTO MANY CORPORATIONS. ALWAYS ASKED IF THEY OR SOMEONE THERE WERE ANY YOUNG GUYS IN THE COMPANY WHO COULD JOIN ROTARY.
    • TRUE STORY – AT INLAND CEMENT HE MADE THE PITCH TO BILL ZEILGLER, PRESIDENT – HE FINGERED ZEN AND THE REST IS HISTORY – ONE OF OUR SUPERB ROTARIANS.
  • AS DG 77-78 – OUR FIRST FROM THE CLUB. DISTRICT 5360, THE LARGEST BY AREA IN RI, COVERED THE ENTIRE PROVINCE AND IN THE DAYS OF TELEPHONE AND LETTER WRITING, IT WAS AN ENORMOUS TASK TO DRIVE THE PROVINCE . HE ALSO RECRUITED THE YELLOWKNIFE CLUB. WORKED ENORMOUSLY HARD. GRACE WAS THERE IN SUPPORT.
  • AFTER HIS FAMILY, ROTARY WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN HIS LIFE.
  • A CLASS ACT –DEAD SET AGAINST WOMEN JOINING ROTARY. HOWEVER, ONCE THEY CAME IN (ANN ORSINI) OUR FIRST, HE HAD THE GUTS TO SAY HE HAD BEEN COMPLETELY WRONG IN HIS OPINION AND WELCOMED THEM WITH OPEN ARMS.
  • A SENSE OF HUMOUR – STAPLES FOR ROTARY
  • PRIDE IN EMPIRE – GOD SAVE THE QUEEN – DISAPPOINTED
  • RETIREMENT – SENIOR’S BUS PASS BECAUSE HE COULD.
GRACE SUPPORTIVE ALL THE WAY – WE MADE HER AN HONOURARY MEMBER AND SHE PARTICIPATED TO THE MAX EVEN IN HER 90’S. THEY SET THE TONE FOR A NUMBER OF US.
            BILL’S DEDICATION, LEADERSHIP, HUMOUR AND EXEMPLARY ABIDANCE TO THE 4-WAY TEST WERE HALLMARKS. HE IMPRESSED ME AS HE DID MANY OF  US WHO REMEMBER HIM FONDLY AS WHAT WE, AS ROTARIANS, SHOULD STRIVE TO BE.
 
Sherry Holmes has arranged for some members to participate in Read-in-Week. The volunteers will share a book with a class of students in the school library. The theme for READ IN this year is Bringing Stories to Life. The purpose of READ-IN 2018 is to create a greater awareness of the importance of reading.
 
Upcoming Events
Walk to End Polio
Beaver Hills House Park
Oct 17, 2018 12:00 PM
 
District 5370 Conference 2018
Shaw Conference Centre
Oct 18, 2018 – Oct 20, 2018
 
3rd Annual D5370 Mix and Match!
Alfred H. Savage Centre
Oct 25, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
District Governor Visiting
Faculty Club
Oct 29, 2018
 
Volunteering at the Food Bank
Edmonton Food Bank Warehouse
Nov 07, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Board Game Night
Annie and Spencer's Home
Nov 17, 2018 7:00 PM
 
An Evening at Wellspring
Wellspring Edmonton
Nov 22, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Edmonton West Christmas Party
German Canadian Cultural Association
Dec 01, 2018 5:30 PM
 

Where was Ingrid this week?

Cole spoke today about the exciting plans their club has for this year. They will be focusing on volunteering, social events and networking. Last years successful Fundraising Gala will be repeated and the funds will go to End Polio Now. We look forward to working along side the MacEwan Rotaractors this year.
 

This weeks speaker

 
 
I have attached the speech powerpoint below.
Download Files
Lars Hallstrom Speech
Upcoming Speakers
Oct 22, 2018
The Royal Alex Hospital Foundation
Oct 29, 2018
DG Visit
Nov 05, 2018
Waste Management Update
Nov 12, 2018
Nov 19, 2018
Economic Outlook
Nov 26, 2018
To be announced
Dec 03, 2018
Adventures in Citizenship
Dec 10, 2018
Club Annual General Meeting
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