JUNE 2020



Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties on zoom, Ugandan Rotary Club President Kaweesi Sulaiman was unable to attend our meeting as a guest speaker.
We look forward to inviting him to another meeting in the near future and will keep you posted!


At our June 8 club meeting, we welcomed Sarah Hoyles, Executive Director of Paths for People, an Edmonton-based organization whose mission is to make "Edmonton a friendlier place to walk, roll and cycle."

Sarah Hoyles spoke to the club about Edmonton as a multi-modal city where active transportation is a safe and accessible, year-round option for all, and how Paths for People works to make our city a safer place for all forms of transportation.

For more information, visit their website here.


Event: Wheelchair tune-up (June 13)

On June 13, our club members participated in an event organized by Roman Bayrock to tune up, clean up, and test drive wheelchairs. The event was a huge success; thank you to everyone who came to help out!


guest speaker, William (BILL) C. Malone (June 15 Meeting)

RCMP Retired and author of "Cops in Kabul: A Newfoundland Peacekeeper in Afghanistan," William (Bill) C. Malone joined us on Monday, June 15 to share stories from his career serving Canada and especially his mission to Afghanistan which is the subject of his book.


Guest speakers, Ingrid Neitsch & Rotaract Members of Peace Committee (June 22 Meeting)

We were joined on Monday, June 22 by Ingrid Neitsch and several Rotaract Members of the Peace Committee (Myles Dykes, Pauleanne Codilla, Shannon Peacocke, and Yvone Joubert) for an inspiring presentation on "Why Peace Is The Answer."

Peace building is a cornerstone of our mission as Rotarians, and it is one of our six areas of focus. During the “Why Peace is the Answer” presentation, members of the District Peace building Committee shared with us how both Rotary and District 5370 started their journey of peace building, why peace is so important and what we as Rotarians can do as we continue to build positive peace in the world through all we say and do.

If you're looking to get involved, see below for some great opportunities shared by the Peace Committee for involvement at both the individual and club levels.


Changeover meeting (June 29 Meeting)

June-end, marked the end of 2019/20 Rotary year and the beginning of the 2020/21 year. The whole club thanks Ken Brander for his leadership and hard work over this past 2019/20 Rotary year, and we look forward to this 2020/21 Rotary year with David Weir as our club president.

For the full list of our club's Executives and Directors for the 2020/21 Rotary year, visit our club's home page here.

The new Rotary International theme for the year 2020/21 is "Rotary Opens Opportunities"

To view the Changeover Meeting Slideshow, follow this link.

Rotary Moments

Give yourselves a pat on the back! We finished off our 2019/20 Rotary year with:

over 30 community projects & over 1900 volunteer hours


how can we help?

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 upcoming golf tournament has officially been canceled / moved to June of next year.


After putting out some feelers for people still interested in a club hike, Annie has planned a Day Hike on July 19 at 10:30am at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre.
Please sign up if you are planning to attend (even if you have already contacted Annie directly), so the numbers are accurate. For more information, see the event on our club website here.

important!! new meeting start time

Starting on Monday, July 20, meetings will start at 12:00 noon instead of 12:30pm. Email reminders will be sent out to all club members leading up to this change.

Upcoming Speakers
Jul 13, 2020
Learning City Initiative
Jul 20, 2020
Covid 19 Relief Project - Zoom Presentation from Ukraine
Jul 27, 2020
Induction of New Club Member - Classification Talk
Aug 03, 2020
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Upcoming Events
Day Hike
Strathcona Wilderness Centre
Jul 19, 2020 10:30 AM
Al Hamilton and Friends Golf Postponed to 2021
Sep 03, 2020
Annual Hiking Trip
Elizabeth Parker Hut
Sep 04, 2020 – Sep 06, 2020
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Darrel Ripley
July 6
Aly Merali
July 7
Bert Andrews
August 16
Jerome Martin
Merle Martin
July 1
Al Sanderson
July 3
Mark Dobko
Sarah Dobko
July 28
Spencer Mueller
August 5
Joseph Lizotte
August 10
Jackie Hobal
Wayne Hobal
August 19
David J. Turner
Carol (deceased)
August 20
Join Date
James Spalding
July 1, 1982
38 years
Philip Stephen McEachern
July 2, 1975
45 years
Bert Andrews
July 23, 2009
11 years
Al Sanderson
August 10, 2003
17 years
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