Welcome to the YEG Passport Rotary Club

 

We are PEOPLE OF ACTION doing good, in Edmonton and abroad.

 
 
 
 
YEG Passport is a new type of Rotary Club for busy people who want to make positive changes in our community and the world.  We get together on the last Wednesday of each month at a variety of locales across Edmonton. All our members are encouraged to serve in all 5 areas of Rotary service and to reach out and connect with other Rotarians around the world. 
 
Join us for a meeting to find out more!
 
 
Club News
Jun 13, 2019
Rotary International's annual convention was in Hamburg, Germany this year. Since I have family in Hamburg anyway, whom I haven't visited in 6 years, I took the opportunity to make this my first RI conference visit, the 110th international conference in Rotary's history. 
May 13, 2019
YEG Passort Rotary club is one step closer to being official.  Charter documents were signed by President Markus Muhs, Secretary Anne McAthey and District Governor Ingrid Neitsch and witnessed by  club advisor and member of sponsor club RC of Edmonton Whyte Ave Marilyn Mucha at the District office on Friday, May 10, 2019.
 
The Charter application included the information on the 20 Charter members.   A celebration of the Charter will be set once we receive final approval from RI.  Tentatively the date is set for Thursday,  June 20. Charter night is when all members will be officially inducted. Spouses and family will be invited as well as other clubs in our District.
 
Stay posted.  This will be an exciting milestone for the first Passport club in our District AND Alberta.  
May 13, 2019

Letter from Linda Robertson,
Hi Everyone 
 
Today as I was preparing to send an End Polio Now update to all of the districts in Zone 24 W, I received an e-mail from Mike McGovern, Rotary's International Polio Plus Chair.  He was sharing the disturbing news that in the last two weeks four polio workers were killed in Pakistan and a propaganda program against polio vaccinations in that country has created hysteria that led to tens of thousands of children needlessly going to hospital.  There are news stories circulating regarding the current polio eradication efforts in Pakistan and Rotary and its partners are doing all that is humanly possible to address the many situations. If you have any further questions about the current situation please contact me as End Polio Now Coordinators are kept well informed.
 
Mike also shared that three new cases of wild polio virus were confirmed in Afghanistan last week and two new cases in the lab in Pakistan were confirmed this week.
Thus we have gone from 9 cases this year to 12 officially and two more known. The message we are being asked to share with Rotarians is to emphasize our long term progress, to highlight the African progress (Africa is expected to be declared polio free by August 2019) and to indicate we have challenges in Pakistan and Afghanistan which are being addressed by Rotary leaders.

 
May 09, 2019
Welcome to the YEG Passport Rotary Club, a bold new concept in the world of Rotary, and a first in Alberta. I just wanted to give visitors of this website a quick update on our progress...
Rotary On the Ground in Malawi:
 

Cyclone Idai has torn through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, destroying homes and livelihoods.

According to the UN, this devastating cyclone may be the worst ever disaster to hit the southern hemisphere.

Thousands of families urgently need shelter and support

 
Rotary member and @ShelterBox response volunteer Liz Odell provides an update on the response to #CycloneIdai and how working with Rotary contacts in-country is helping to assess the need.