Rotary is a humanitarian service organization which brings together people in order to provide community service, promote integrity, and advance goodwill, peace, and understanding in the world.  

Welcome to the YEG Passport Rotary Club

Our Club is on Treaty Six Territory in Amiskwaciy Waskahikan, ᐊᒥᐢᑿᒌᐚᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ.
We seek to understand Indigenous Cultural Values. 
We aspire to co-create a safer space in our Club by listening and speaking with humility, respect and curiosity.
Come as you are with your unique gifts to a shared table.
Above all else, we will ask:
Is it the Truth?
Is it fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better friendships?
Will it be beneficial to all?

Solving some of the world’s most complex and pressing problems takes real commitment and vision.

Rotary members believe that we share a responsibility to take action to support local and global change.

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Saturday July 1 is Canada Day.  Get out and share your pride. Check out the many events going on in and around Edmonton including Drumming at the Louise McKinney Riverfront park, Lego display at Muttart, Legislature pancake breakfast and of course the Fireworks.
The Sinkunia Heritage Festival is on Saturday, July 8  at the garden area at the back of the St. Francis Centre at 6770-129 Avenue. Rotarians will be joining the fun by 2pm.  DG Brent Collingwood confirmed he will attend.  Sinkunia created this volunteer sign up if you can help out or just come for some food and fun. Rotary is organizing a book giveaway for elementary school students. 
Along with the club of NE Edmonton and Edmonton West, we can be proud of how we have supported Sinkunia in many ways.   They are also addressing mental health issues among black youth and creating a safe space for kids to know who they are and where they come from.
The Sihle-Sizwe Vineyard Marimba Band is also performing and are friends of Edmonton West too.
For more information, please contact Shelley at 587.783.8778 or
Summer 2023 - no regular meetings.
HOWEVER watch out for opportunities for fellowship to be shared. 
Perhaps a group would like to participate in Heritage Days Aug 5-7 at Borden Park
Tree planting with Rotary Club of Edmonton West ( watch for dates) 
Fringe Festival ?  Aug 17 - 27. 
Remember your sunscreen
July 1 starts a new Rotary year and RI President MacInally has chosen a theme 2023-24: Create Hope in the World.  He calls for Rotary to create hope in the world by working for peace and mental wellbeing. He urges members to engage in tough conversations and earn the trust that’s necessary to realize these values.    Here is the new theme logo.
Along with a new Rotary year comes our new Club Leadership.  2023-24 brings co-Presidency of Shelley Sabo and Chris Chukwunta.  Together they bring great energy and insights into our club journey for the next year.  Show your support by coming out on July 8 to see them take the reigns and sign up to help on a commitee to generate continued momentum for our club projects and creating hope in the local and international communities we serve.
New District Governor Brent Collingwood will also be in attendance on Saturday July 8.  Bring the whole family ( and a lawn chair, or blanket and a water bottle)  There will be food and excitement.
Annually the Rotary clubs of the Edmonton area honour nominees because they live lives that are consistent with the four-way test and exemplify Rotary’s motto of “Service Above Self.”    This year May 18, 2023 is the date for the event to be held at Chateau Louis Conference Center 11727 Kingsway Avenue NW at 6 pm. Tickets are $ 75.
The nominee from the YEG Passport Rotary club is Patricia Gumbo is the volunteer Executive Director for the Sihle-Sizwe Vineyard Organization. and also works for DATS.
She leads projects in both Edmonton and Zimbabwe. The youth Marimba band project uses music for youth development. The Marimba  is like a giant xylophone with large wooden keys.  The organization's youth marimba band brings joy and hope wherever they play. Recent performances included  at a local junior high's anti-racsim day and for seniors and youth in affordable housing.  The band's performances spawn spontaneous dance parties. 
Local Service Committee - needs YOU
With the current chair - Shelley taking on co-Presidency starting July1, our club needs someone to chair this committee, with a minimal commitment of identifying volunteer opportunities from other Clubs that we can sign up for.  Many members can be part of the committee to take on individual service opportunities.
For a long-term project,  a recommendation will be put forward to support the Indigenous-led Niginan Housing organization.  They have two projects close to the Bosco Centre where Sinkunia resides and the NE Club is building good relations with both organizations.  EVERY MEMBER NEEDS TO BE ACTIVE IN ONE COMMITTEE.   This is one area where you can get involved.  
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