Club Bulletin
November,  2023 

 Issue 8

LATEST NEWS - See the Upcoming meetings - 
Check out the club happenings until the end of the calendar year.  Scroll down and click on the speakers for details and log in info. 
We want to see you all.  
New member applications are being approved and fresh ideas are being shared.  Log in to hear great speakers and meet member applicants - Sami Zaman and Issa Kamara. Inductions will hope to take place at our December in person gathering.  Their classification talks will be scheduled in the coming months.  
SAVE THE DATE for our Festive Feast - Dec 16.
AND in the new year, watch out for some fun and fellowship all the while raising funds for the continued campaign to finish the eradication of polio from the globe with PINTS for Polio --- yes beer is involved.
Want to help?  Nov 23 Urban Spirits
Event:Prince Charles Spaghetti Dinner Nov 2023
Date:Nov 29, 2023 3:00 PM - Nov 29, 2023 7:30 PM
Location:Prince Charles School
12325 - 127 St NW
Edmonton, AB Canada
T5L 0Z9
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It's that time again where the Urban Spirits Rotary Club provides a great meal to the students, staff and parents of Prince Charles School.

As usual, we have 2 shifts open for our fantastic voluneteers.

Shift #1 (Prep Team):                       3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Shift #2 (Serving & Closing Team)   5:00 p.m.  - 7:30 p.m


It's real easy and if you have sucessfully boiled water, you are qualified to join our team!

Register Online

The link above will show you as willing to volunteer. Please reply to this email with the shift(s) you are available for (access to our volunteer list is restricted to Rotary members) and we will finalize your sign-up.

Thank you

Maëlle Toews (Piquée)
Rotary Club of Edmonton Urban Spirits

Newest member Pepe attends Fall Assembly
Newest Club member Pepe Villarreal at the Rotary District 5370 Fall Assembly. Pepe is from Mexico and proudly represents his homeland in our club!    YEG passport club received this citation for "helping imagine Rotary in the lives of people all over the world." and accomplishing its goals for the year just ended 2022-23. 
Black veterans in Canada
For many years the stories of Black veterans were not shared in the mainstream media or textbooks.  A website has been established as a small step in ensuring these important stories are shared with the accuracy and the respect these veterans deserve. to raise awareness of the contribution made by Black Canadians who served in the Canadian Military during conflict and in peacetime. The site is a tool for educators, students and those interested in learning about the tradition of service with the Black Canadian community.  
Black Canadians have a long tradition of service to Canada.  All served with distinction and in some cases made the ultimate sacrifice. This Remembrance day, read more about those who served in WWI, WWII, Korea and Bosnia.
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.
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.  We plan on continuing the tradition on Saturday Dec 16 - mark your calendar and think of what you might want to contribute.  A sign up sheet will go out for you to complete - appetizers, salads, mains and desserts.  Bring your own refreshment.   Consider sharing something ethnic and telling the origins. 
This year it will be hosted by Club Secretary - Marilyn Mucha, centrally located at 9701 - 96 A Street across from the Muttart Conservatory. 
District Governor - Brent message
Nov 23, 2023 7:00 PM
DEI from Breakthrough author and Community Builder recognized by Edify magazine
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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