Club Bulletin
July, 2023 

 Issue4

 
Stories
Presidential handover event July 8 
A hot Saturday in the park near the Sinkunia garden and during their Heritage Days event, saw YEG Passport club handover the reigns from Pres Sandra to co-Presidents Shelley and Chris.
We were joined by DG Brent and members of the Edmonton Northeast club who are partners with us on the Sinkunia Community Garden.
Unfortunately our induction of Pepe Villareal did not happen due to illness, but watch for a new date for that excitement to be rescheduled.
 
On this hot Saturday afternoon, we shared in some fabulous native foods courtesy of the Sinkunia members as well as a smudging ceremony and jingle dress dance by an indigenous young woman.  Great start to our new Rotary year. 
 
Fellowship - Heritage Days?  Aug 5-7  Bring Food bank item
What better way to share our community and its cultural diversity than the annual Heritage Days.  Fun for the whole family. Great food, music, dance and insights into the rich fabric of ethnic cultures of the people that have come to make Edmonton home. Heritage Festival 2023 | August 5-7 | Edmonton Expo Lands
 
If you would like to meet up with other member of our club for an afternoon at the Festival that runs Aug 5 - 7 at Borden park - message Marilyn at mgmucha@shaw.ca   or call 780 901-0323 ( cell)
 
Possible Sunday afternoon, but will choose a date that works for most.  Bring a food bank item as this event is one of the largest collection venues as our needs have grown by 40%.  Do what you can.  Also any unused food tickets can also be donated.
 
New Rotary year - Annual dues notice coming
With our new Rotary year starting July 1, we have our new theme " Creating Hope in the World",  a new District Governor - Brent Collingwood AND
our club ( as all clubs) issue their annual dues invoice.
 
With RI dues having a slight increase as well as the fluctuating exchange rate, our Executive has approved an increase in our club dues as well as the tax receiptable portion that goes to the Rotary Foundation so that we can maintain Every Member Every Year minimum of $ 25 USD.
 
 All members in our roster as of June 30, 2023 will be issued an invoice for 2023-24 dues for $ 275 + TRF portion $ 35 = $ 310.  Remember, this includes your insurance coverage while on projects as well as the Rotarian magazine (physical or digital version)
 
Payment instructions will be on the invoice.
 
Thank you for being a member in good standing
Summer service - Root for Trees - Sat Aug 19
Looking for a way to connect with other Rotarians and do something fun outdoors?   Join the Rotary club of Edmonton West for planting.  See these details and sign up directly as a Guest
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This project is perfect for clubs to come together through service to improve our community and the environment. Anyone and any age are welcome, so bring your kids and grandkids.  Shovels  and gloves provided. 
Time:  1:00  - 3 pm
 
See details including a map for location  - Granville Dr NW and Greenough Landing NW.
 
September 5 meeting SAVE THE DATE
YEG Passport Rotary club resumes regular meetings in September.  Save the first Tuesday the 5th for our meeting.  Details coming in August.
 
We invite all our members and guests to join us.  Our club is growing. a number. A of fabulous people are interested in our club and what we do.   
Community Service leadership needed
 
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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