As per usual, we will cancel our Thursday lunch meetings during the Christmas and New Years period, which means no meetings on December 26, 2013 and January 2, 2014. We will return to our regular schedule on Thursday, January 9th, 2014.
Community Service Director Barry Twynam and Past President Brad Mastaler announced at our meeting on December 19th that we have raised $5,000 (thanks in part to a matching grant through Rotary District 5370) for renovations and purchase of an industrial grade dishwasher for Auggie's Cafe. Yvonne Naughton had the pleasure of informing the Auggie's Cafe Gang of the good news. Also, we received the very nice thank you card below.
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David Kinnaird of Edmonton Riverview is looking to make contact with car enthusiasts for a project involving disadvantaged youth. Are you a car enthusiast, i.e. do you belong to, or have links to, car, street rod, or truck clubs?
Once we locate some enthusiasts, David will share some information from Ontario where a car club has linked up with a high school to support interests in youth at risk in some interesting ways. David is just waiting for a video or slideshow on the topic to arrive.
If you are interested or know of other contacts David might pursue, please contact him here or Rita Sharek here.
Please mark on your calendars April 16th, 2014 as the date of the District 5370 Integrity Awards. The awards will be held at the Executive Royal Inn and Conference Centre at 8450 Sparrow Drive in Leduc (directly across from the Edmonton International Airport east of the Queen Elizabeth II Highway 2). More details to follow in the New Year!
Please join nonprofit and voluntary organizations in the community as the Parkland Volunteer Action Committee (PAVAC) hosts guest speaker Brent Collingwood, Motivational Speaker and Director of Alumni and Corporate Relations for the Alberta MBA programs at the University of Alberta. Learn why volunteering is one of the most important renewable resources Alberta and our country has to offer.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Lunch provided by Community Services) Stony Plain Town Office 4905 51 Avenue, Stony Plain. No Cost, Registration Required, phone 780-963-8583 or e-mail here.
We are sitting in the Winnipeg airport waiting for our son and daughter-in-law to arrive from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Long delay because of plane trouble. They had to transfer to a different plane. I found one of the few power plugs available to use my laptop, but there are no chairs, so I'm sitting on a box on a baggage cart. I can't get to Starbuck's because it is located in the Departures Lounge and I'm stuck in arrivals. FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS are so ...
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