19 February 2020
Valentines Day Meeting
Our meeting today was busy. We had lot of visitors. A couple of Rotaract members, also visitors looking for a Rotary Club to join bolstered the attendance.
Steven Lee has been at work behind our website and Facebook page. Take a look; like us. Spread the "electronic word".
Sara from the German Language and Cultural Association spoke to us briefly. Last year they held an Oktoberfest with 200 in attendance. They are planning bigger this year with 500 tickets to be held at The Agora. We are in discussions to partner with the Association. This could be a great community event with activities starting in the afternoon for kids carrying on into the evening for the adults. Stay tuned for more information.
Vitally important facts for this day in history:
1924 IBM was formed
1949 a historic asbestos strike in Quebec
2005 some ex-PayPal employees formed Youtube
Warren's special Valentines breakfast.
Rotaract President Billy pledged $5000 for Emmanuel Foundation to ship a playground so that the Interact Club can assemble it in Belize.
Last Week's Speaker
David Churchill is the leader of 203 Sherwood Park Group of Scouts Canada. David in his youth went to RYLA and knows what an important experience that can be.
The scouts have activities to accommodate youth from the age of 5 to 25 years old. This group currently has 25 in beavers covering ages 5 to 7. There are 31 cubs from ages 8 to 10 and lastly 19 scouts from ages 11 to 14. They expect several of the scouts to move up to the next level next year. The group does its own fund raising to provide camps and adventures for boys AND girls.
David piqued our interest when he mentioned that the group is asking Sherwood Park Rotary Club to become their sponsor. They are not looking for money but to have a responsible community organization to help provide leadership for the local group. This could help cement Rotary's reputation in the community as a local supporter as well as international.
Mark Your Calendars
  1. SATURDAY, February 22 will be a BIG meal packaging event held at OLPH Church. There will be a morning and afternoon shift. It is easy to do and fun. The goal will be 60,000 meals. Even if you cannot help on this day you can help raise money to buy the food and supplies. Click the button below to download a fundraising form. Donations over $20 can receive a tax receipt.
  2. On March 18 the Edmonton area clubs will hold the annual Integrity Awards. at the Chateaux Lacombe. David Asp, Warren Widmer, Allan Babb and Phillip Springer form our nominating committee for The County of Strathcona. Give them ideas on who we might nominate as the unsung hero/volunteer. Any ideas other than Rotarians will be welcome.
  3. It is becoming an annual endeavour - tree planting. Steve and Paul are organizing. Keep a look out for a date in May.
  4. Wednesday 3 June is our annual golf tournament. There is lots of planing going on behind the scenes. Keep the date. We will be calling soon for volunteers to help out on the date.
Upcoming Cub Events
Meal Packaging
Feb 22, 2020
Executive Meeting
Head Quarters Restaurant
Feb 24, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary Integrity Awards Chateau Lacombe
Mar 16, 2020
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Executive Meeting
Head Quarters Restaurant
Mar 30, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Executive Meeting
Head Quarters Restaurant
Apr 27, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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Feb 28, 2020 7:15 AM
Apr 03, 2020 7:15 AM
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