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4 December 2019
Rotary Last Week
On November 29:
In 1877 - Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph.
In 1961 - Project Mercury - Enos the chimp was launched into space.
In 1963 - Beatles "Want to Hold Your Hand" was released.
In 1972 - Atari released the first video game.
Last Week's Speaker
Sorry there are no photos but we heard an exciting report from the District Playground Committee. Since 2010 with the assistance of The Emmanuel Foundation the district has sent 26 containers of playgrounds with assorted medical and school equipment at an estimated value of $2.6 million. We heard how the Edmonton Downtown club has had members "on the ground" in Belize to help build 8 playgrounds using help from 71 participants including Rotaract and Interact members.
There is in conjunction with this a literacy project in Belize City which has a project value of $125K. it includes library renovations, providing computer equipment, readers, sports equipment and a preschool program supplies. A total of 6 ambulances and 2 fire trucks have been sent.
Our club has participated in the playground projects over the years. Besides helping fund, we had some of our Interact members along with Erin Stephen travel to Belize this year to help build a playground.
Mark Your Calendars
  1. Neil Hayes announced that Sleep in Heavenly Peace will need hands on help December 14 to build beds.
  2. On 19 January 2020 the Edmonton area Rotary Clubs are holding Edmonton Oil Kings event. Enjoy high class hockey in the company of lots of Rotarians and help raise money for The Foundation.
  3. 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.
  1. Our last meeting of the year will be Friday, December 20. We resume our regular schedule in the year 2020 on Friday, January 10.
  2. Warren is attempting to organize a Sherwood Park Rotary day with the Crusaders some time in the new year. I think he said early February. I will pay more attention Friday and get the exact date.
  3. On March 16 the Edmonton area clubs will hold the annual Integrity Awards. at the Chateaux Lacombe. David Asp, Warren Widmer, 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.
  4. We are looking for volunteers to help plan another Beach Party as a fun/fund raiser in March.
  5. The next RI annual convention is planned for June 2020 in Honolulu. It is work considering as a Rotary experience and Hawaii is an interesting place to visit. Early registration closes 15 December. One can still register after but the prices go up.
  6. Also in June will be our annual Golf Tournament. More details to come.
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Rotary Oklahoma Christmas Social
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Dec 16, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Executive Meeting
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Feb 24, 2020
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