Club Bulletin
December,  2023 

 Issue 9

LATEST NEWS - See the Upcoming meetings - 
Check out the club happenings until the end of the calendar year. 
Dec 5 - online - important club reconnection and discussion about future meeting days, choices for use of our newly acquired funds ( see story on Casino volunteering) as well as planning for Pints for Polio - event in the new year.  
Google Meet joining info
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Or dial: ‪(CA) +1 647-736-2669‬ PIN: ‪551 062 294‬#
P.S. All meeting logins on our club calendar on the website
Dec 16  in person - see event details and sign up for Festive Feast at the home of member Marilyn.
Dec 18 - Opportunity to serve Christmas lunch at Balwin school together with Rotary club of Edmonton Northeast. - see story for details
Jan 2 - No meeting - recover from any New Years frolicking.  January schedule will be discussed at Dec 5 meeting - be sure to join in.
Festive Feast - Sat Dec 16 pot luck
Last year our Ethnic potluck during the holiday season was a super success, thanks to Yvonne E. for hosting and all the members and their delicious dishes we all shared.  The tradition continues on Saturday Dec 16 - Click to complete sign up sheet ->>>  Dec. 16 Holiday Potluck at Marilyn's  Bring your own refreshment.   Consider sharing something ethnic and telling the origins. 
Special treat - Induction of two new members - Issa Kamara and Sami Zaman 
This year it will be hosted by Club Secretary - Marilyn Mucha, centrally located at 9701 - 96 A Street across from the Muttart Conservatory. 6 PM
Casino volunteering nets club Funds
A little volunteering can make a big difference.
Rotary club of Edmonton Mayfield had their casino this past September and needed extra workers.  Our club members stepped up but in the end, they only needed one shift filled.  Former Mayfield Rotarian - Marilyn Mucha did that shift and negotiated that some funds be shared with our club.  We just received word that they received their proceeds and have offered $ 1000 to YEG Passport Rotary club projects that are eligible per AGLC rules.   Partnership pays.  We hope to continue such collaborations with other clubs - true to the "passport" style of club that we are. 
Stay tuned for discussions on where we want to apply these funds. 
Dec 18 - Christmas lunch volunteering
Balwin school is holding a Christmas lunch and the Rotary club of Edmonton North East has invited us to join in to help out.
Balwin has approx 400 students from around the world and celebrates their strength in diversity. 
They are looking for helpers for their Holiday lunch for the students on Monday, December 18th and have use of the Balwin Community League Kitchen.
They are asking if anyone can help to come to 12904 - 74 street - Balwin Community league.  Food prep will take place from 9 am - come anytime - including 12 - 3 or any portion if you would like to lend a hand. 
For more information message Shelley Sabo 
Issa Kamara proposed for membership
Our partnership with the Sinkunia Community Development Organization has resulted not only in a wonderful impact on our community and growing collaboration with the Rotary club of Edmonton NorthEast but a strong connection with its Founder and CEO  Issa Kamara.  Issa holds a Master's degree is Social Work with specialization in social policy planning and administration from the University of Manitoba. Originally from Sierra Leone, he wants to join Rotary to contribute to social and community development in all corners of the world. He received the Rotary Integrity Award in 2021.   His sponsor is Shelley Sabo.
Dec 05, 2023 7:00 PM
Discussion on meeting day of the week preference and other ways members want to connect
Dec 16, 2023 6:00 PM
members and guests - sharing ethnic food and holiday tradition topics
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