Club Bulletin
January,  2024

 Issue 10

Upcoming Events
Sinkunia Dec 29 Induction of Issa
Dec 29, 2023
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Jan 18 Yeg Passport Online - Pepe talks from Mexico
Jan 18, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Oil Kings Hockey - Polio fundraiser
Jan 19, 2024
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Pints for Polio - Odd Company brewing Jan 30
Jan 30, 2024
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Feb 6 online meeting DG visit
Feb 06, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
View entire list
Fellowship, fun and BEER!  (and other refreshments)
Come and invite your friends - All are welcome to engage in fellowship while raising funds for Polio eradication.  ODD COMPANY BREWING in Ritchie is our host and contributing sales portion to Rotary Foundation Polio Plus campaign.
Also an opportunity to donate directly for a tax receipt.
Check out Polio Plus Society program.
Empowering Tanzanian Communities:
"Giving a Future to Vulnerable Children and Rural Women and Youth"
April 2023 marked the launch of an impactful initiative, "Giving a Future to Vulnerable Children and Rural Women and Youth," led by the Rotary Club of Moshi in Tanzania, in partnership with the Rotary Club of YEG Passport in Canada. This venture, funded through a Global Grant, is a testament to the effectiveness of community-driven development, fully conceptualized by the communities in Tanzania.

This initiative aligns with evidence-based strategies, which emphasize that projects rooted in local understanding and directed by community leaders are more likely to succeed. Such approaches ensure culturally relevant and sustainable solutions, tailored to address local challenges. The project exemplifies this strategy, aiming for lasting impact by empowering local communities in Tanzania. Contrary to a common narrative, this endeavor was not conceptualized by the YEG Passport Club in Canada. Instead, it emerged from the heart of Tanzanian communities, embodying the YEG Passport Club's principle of empowering local communities and leaders to drive change. The Rotary Club of Moshi, in collaboration with international partners, has been instrumental in translating this vision into reality.

Progress is evident with the completion of livestock shelters and the collaboration with the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology and the Livestock Training Agency to set up training programs. These programs, which are expected to start in early 2024, focus on practical skills in horticulture, farming, and livestock care for women and youth, targeting economic independence and reducing gender disparity.

Sustainability is integral to this project, with initiatives like vegetable gardens and livestock rearing aimed at enhancing food security and community productivity.

The project's significance was further highlighted by the visit of District Governor Mustafa Mohamed of District 9214 (Tanzania and Uganda), who traveled from Uganda to officially inaugurate the project. His presence underscored the regional support and the collaborative spirit necessary for sustainable development.

Generous support from donors, including the Rotary Club of Canmore, Rotary District 9999 in New Zealand, and Rotary International, along with the foundational support from the Rotary Club of Moshi and the Rotary Club of YEG Passport in Canada, has been pivotal. "Giving a Future to Vulnerable Children and Rural Women and Youth" stands as a beacon of community-led development and international cooperation, showcasing how such synergies can foster meaningful and lasting change.

Welcoming 2 new members - Olesia and Sami
Our Festive Feast on December 16, 2023 had more than an abundance of delectable dishes shared by our attendees.  We also had a double induction of our newest members.  Sami Zaman and Olesia Linkevich were officially inducted to the club by co-President Shelley and Membership chair Yvonne.
Olesia is a Ukrainian newcomer who fled the war and was hosted by member Marilyn Mucha.  She has a masters in Psychology and works as an Executive recruiter at Gallagher's. 
Sami came to Canada a number of years ago from India and is a project engineer.  He is an active and eager volunteer and  looks forward to doing more to make a difference in our community.
We welcome both into our fellowship and service circle.
Jan 19 Oil Kings Polio fundraiser
Please join us on January 19, 2024  at 7:00 p.m. to attend a Oil Kings hockey game to help raise money for Polio Plus.  For every ticket purchased, $5.00 will be donated to Polio Plus. 
Tickets are a total of $28 (online fee included) and we are hoping to have many Rotarians, their families and their friends to come out and help support this event. 
We encourage everyone to wear their Red Polio Plus shirts if you have one, and if not please wear something with Rotary to bring awareness to Rotary.  
Even if you can’t attend, please look at donating your tickets and giving them to someone who can attend - students, newcomers.   We would like as many people as possible to make this a fun event. 
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. 
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