Rotary Club of Sherwood Park: Meeting Information
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We meet Fridays at 7:15 AM 
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100 Ordze Ave (South off of Wye Road)
Sherwood Park, AB  T8B 1M6
Rotary Club of Sherwood Park: Guiding Principles
Of the things we think, say or do: Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build goodwill and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The Rotary Club of Sherwood Park is organized into five divisions to carry out the Five Avenues of Service which form the foundation of Rotary's work.  Our club, vocational, community, international, and youth service committees encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.  All members ensure that the focus of their work is Service Above Self.
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We are privileged to welcome two new members to our Rotary Club!  The photos below show President David Asp inducting New Rotarian Warren Widmer with his sponsor Dianne Palovcik, and Rotarian Michael Kukurdza with His Sponsor Doug Sedore. Thank you for joining us gentleman - we are a better club and better able to serve our community and world because you are a part of us!
The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs. It is named for our founder, Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer who started Rotary International with three business associates in 1905.
We move close to a world of peace and goodwill with each Paul Harris Fellow contributed by members of our club to The Rotary Foundation’s educational and humanitarian program demonstrating a commitment to peace and a better life for people across the world whom (he/she) may never meet. This is a truly selfless action.
Congratulations to Linda Osinchuk, Charlie Teeuwsen, and Glen Hilling for their generosity this past year!!
Rotary International's President Ian Riseley challenged each club to plant at least one tree for every member this year. This past weekend was perfect for our tree planting initiative in Strathcona County! The Rotary Club of Sherwood Park together with the Strathcona Rotaract Club and Friends of Rotary planted 350 white spruce along the trail system that is eventually going to become part of the TransCanada Trail! It was a great time of Rotary Service and Fellowship!
28,000 Meals for the Hungry! Our Rotary Club was privileged to sponsor another successful meal packaging event - this year with our new partners Kids Against Hunger Canada 🇨🇦 Approximately 90 volunteers of all ages came to package nutritional food that will be distributed in our inner city, northern Canadian Territories and developing countries around the world! KAHC Executive Director Carl Nabein flew out with his family to be with us at this launch event for our District! So much fun and fellowship at a hands on this service project that children, youth, community members and Rotarians could all enjoy. A special shout out to the Sherwood Park Scouts. Cubs and Brownies that pitched in to make this event so successful!
It's Time to sign up for our Annual Golf Classic! This event is one of the highlights of our Rotary year and the most important fundraiser for all Sherwood Park Rotary accomplishes in our community and around the world. Go to to register yourself, a team or to support through sponsorship!
Welcome to our Latest Member Mike Gorski.
Mike's wife Tessa is a Rotarian in the Edmonton Glenora Club and she was on hand for her husbands induction and attached his Rotary pin on him… Don Lowry (Membership Chair) and President Lyle Johnson had the privilege of Inducting Mike into our Club. Lots of fun celebrating the continued growth as Mike is the 6th new member added to our club this Rotary year!
A Cheque presentation  of $2,500 from our club to the Boys and Girls club of Strathcona county - Receiving the cheque from Rod Kuryio (Community Service Chair)  and club President Lyle Johnson is Tyler Roed, the Executive Director of Boys & Girls Club Strathcona County. This organization is an outstanding service in our community working with over 1300 children and youth!
We had the privilege of inducting two new members into the Rotary Club of Sherwood Park - Neil Hayes and Shine Samuels! We are better Club as they bring their talents and knowledge into our service endeavours in Sherwood Park and around the world! Welcome Shine and Neil!
We had a great evening together with our RotarAction group this past month. It was a great service event where we packaged and froze 60 meals for the families that are staying at the Ronald McDonald House. The evening included a tour of the amazing facilities - 34 families staying there at a time. It was a great service event called “Meals that Mend”. We had 11 of us from our Rotary Club, our Rotaract Club and couple of friends of Rotary.
Annually the Rotary Club of Sherwood Park provides the volunteers to attend the Salvation Army Kettles located at COSTCO. Chair Rod Kurello reports the last two weeks if ringing the bells schedule has been most rewarding as we head into this final week of fun. The Kettles are a vital source of revenue to operate Salvation Army services. We are grateful to the community for the generous support. Thank you for everyone's help.
The Rotary Club Of Sherwood Park members, family and guests shared a joyous evening at Festival Place the evening of Dec. 18th! President Lyle Johnson MC'd the dinner meeting presenting his "punny" wit and charm! 46 attended and enjoyed a scrumptious dinner prepared by Festival Place Catering - thank you for the excellent service. Tom Fletcher and Vince Lachance created an incentive for the club to increase our contribution to the Rotary Foundation. By selling some tickets and creating a draw, Doug Sedor win the contributory draw! Congrats.
Following dinner, 48 enjoyed a fabulous performance of Fiddler on the Roof, mother Festival Place success story. Thank you to Gavin Farmer, staff and volunteers for making this possible.
Thank you fellow Rotarians - Merry Christmas!
We had 22 participants so made over $300 for the Ronald MCDonald meal event in the New Year. We had great participation from the Stratchona Rotaract Club and The Fort Saskatchewan Rotary Club as well as our own members, spouses and guests. 
It was a great day of Community Spirit. Almost one-third of the Rotary Club members turned out to help the Food Bank and right after the Christmas Bureau. Thank you everyone.
The Rotary Club of Sherwood Park agreed to participate in a three-year Festival |Place Community Development Program whereby local people may explore and develop their talents in community theatre. Gavin Farmer envisioned the concept to build upon and increase the base of talent within Strathcona County. Rotary is contributing $10,000 per year along with matching Festival Place Endowment Funds. Representing our Club, President Lyle Johnson and Charter President Dennis Pommen were invited to make this presentation October 1, 2017 preceding the Country Performance and Grammy Award winner of John Michael Montgomery. A fantastic event again. Thank you to Rotary Club of Sherwood Park members and community for making this possible!
It was that time of year for our annual Club fellowship outing by attending the Festival Place Patio Series August 23, 2017. Once again, a strong turnout of 37 members, partners, family and friends for a rocking good time. Another good BBQ and excellent music by two bands. One included our own past Rotarian Ron Horton! Our Rotary Club is a proud sponsor of the "Community Theatre Education Project". Thank you to Festival Place for their hospitality and to our members.
We were pleased to attend this event and provide funding to support the fantastic youth programs provided by the Boys and Girls Club of Strathcona County.
Find out more about how this community organization's program align with Rotary's youth area of service here.
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PO Box 57043
2020 Sherwood Dr.
Sherwood Park, AB. T8A 5L7
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