Speaker Date Topic
Gem Munro Nov 14, 2019
Amarok Society

The Amarok Society's mission is "teach a woman, change the world" and they are effectively carrying out this mission in the slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh and elsewhere.  We raised over $25,000 in 2016 to use as seed money to support school programs operated by Amarok.  In partnership with other Rotary Clubs in the district, we annually support multiple schools that teach mothers basic literacy, numeracy, and public health and personal hygiene.  In turn, each of these mothers returns to their homes to teach several children what they have learned.

The programs are amazingly cost-effective.  Each year, it costs only $85 CAD to educate a child, not to mention the education received by the mothers.  The effects are truly transformative: the mothers attain an education and stature in their community, throwing off chains of misogyny and abuse.  The children's prospects for a healthy life and secure economic future are improved immensely, and they are inoculated against the lies of extremists who would turn them into terrorists instead of caring citizens of the world.

Silly Santa Auction Nov 21, 2019

WINGS (Women In Need Growing Stronger) provides a second-stage shelter and affordable housing in Edmonton to women and children who have left circumstances of family violence.  Each year in November, our club hosts a "Silly Santa" auction where members wrap up "re-gifted" items and they are auctioned off to the highest bidder who usually has no idea what he or she is going to get.  100% of the proceeds from the auction are used to by housecoats and gifts for the mothers and children staying at the shelter over Christmas.

Neighbourlink Parkland Nov 28, 2019 12:00 PM
Neighbourlink Parkland
Annual General Meeting Dec 05, 2019
Annual General Meeting
Christmas Party Dec 19, 2019
Christmas Party
**NO MEETING** Dec 26, 2019
**NO MEETING** Jan 02, 2020