APRIL 2020

What have we been up to?



A donation of $8,000 (totalling around 149,000 UAH after the exchange) was made by our club to the Rotary Club of Ivano-Francivsk, who have partnered with the Rotary Club of Ivano-Frankivsk-Stanislaviv to aid in the COVID-19 treatment efforts.
The funds donated by our club will go towards cardiac monitors requested by  the Regional Perinatal Center and the City Hospital in Ivano-Francivsk, Ukraine. These monitors are among the most needed / requested equipment in several of the hospitals in Ukraine.
Aside from the cardiac monitors, they have also received urgent requests for upwards of 100 tests to help identify patients infected with COVID-19 before it spreads to others.
The rest of the donation amount will go towards Individual Protection Equipment for medical workers in the hospitals.
We'd like to extend a huge thank you the following club members who directly helped initiate this connection and organize this donation: Zen Moisey (organized this effort), Bert Andrews and Vic Rudowski (worked on the club committee), Vicky Grabb (worked with the bank on getting the transfer done), and Al Sanderson (worked on repurposing our District Grant for this COVID-19 response.
For more information, please follow this link to the Ukraine project presentation slideshow.


Paul Barber, last year's recipient of the club's George Grover Scholarship, was recently recognized in the U of A's online publication Folio for playing a "key role in COVID-19 hospital surge planning."
He was recognized as " one of 10 U of A medical students helping Alberta Health Services prepare for a potential surge of COVID-19 patients in Edmonton hospitals," and the article states that these students may have saved AHS workers "months of work."
"'Observing some of the decisions that have to be made and how people are making those decisions ... is so valuable for those of us hoping to be future leaders,' he said."
To see the full article, follow this link.


At our virtual meeting on Monday, May 4th, people from all over the world tuned in for our guest speaker Jerome Martin, who spoke to us about the meaningfulness of photographs and his passion for portraying the world through photography.
Jerome Martin's publishing company, Spotted Cow Press, "publishes fiction, poetry, history and photography about the people and landscapes of the Great Plains of North America," and houses some incredible works.
Among these titles are some of Jerome's own photography collections, downloadable for free directly from the Spotted Cow Press website.
To view some of his beautiful work, follow this link.


This is a very difficult time for so many people around the world, but there are still many ways we can help from the safety of our homes. This is one of them:
Believe in Belize is a non-profit run completely by volunteers locally in Belize. They have recently put out a request for individual donations to aid in the COVID-19 medical efforts in Belize and they have committed to 100% of the donations received from April - August 2020 going to support Belizeans dealing with the aftermath of the Coronavirus pandemic.
For more information on this organization, their COVID-19 aid efforts, or if you would like to make a donation, please visit this link.



The golf tournament has been moved to september 3, 2020. As far as we know, the golf tournament is full, but this could change with the new date.
More information should become available in the near future.

2020 Rotary Convention

The 2020 Rotary Convention in Hawaii has been canceled, but you can still attend! How, you ask? Keep reading:
Save the date for Rotary International's free virtual event. In the interest of safety, the 2020 Rotary Convention has been moved online.
For more information and specific details, follow this link.

Rotary Moments

2019-2020 RC Edmonton West Community Service Volunteer Hours:

1970 HOURS

Upcoming Speakers
May 11, 2020 12:30 PM
The 2020 Guatemala Eye Care Project
May 18, 2020
May 25, 2020 12:30 PM
Classification presentation
Jun 01, 2020
Daryll White
Jun 08, 2020
Active Transportation
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Upcoming Events
Root for Trees Planting Event
Sifton Ravine
Jun 13, 2020
9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jackie Hobal
May 20
Ed Schultz
June 2
Ben Doz
June 5
Jerome Martin
June 7
John Donner
June 8
James Spalding
June 16
David J. Turner
June 23
Fred Kraft
June 29
Spouse Birthdays
Sarah Dobko
May 14
Sherman Hanowski
Beverley Hanowski
May 14
Bill Buckham
June 13
Join Date
Spencer Mueller
May 5, 2014
6 years
Joseph Lizotte
June 1, 1993
27 years
Lorne Proctor
June 1, 1984
36 years
Jackie Hobal
June 7, 2003
17 years
Brian Murphy
June 8, 2015
5 years
Darrel Ripley
June 30, 2012
8 years
Sherry Holmes
June 30, 2001
19 years
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