Thanks to the hard work, support and generosity of our supporters, friends, and members, the Saint City Rotary Club is helping to make a difference in our Community and World Wide. Chartered in November 2000, our Club is a small group of dedicated individuals from the business and volunteer community who believe in “Service Above Self”.

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Check us out!! We meet Tuesdays at 5:45 PM St. Albert Inn, or you can read more about our club or about Rotary.


We regularly have speakers attend our meetings. Read about some of our past speakers and see what's coming soon on our news page.

Charity Golf Classic

Every year, we put on the Saint City Rotary Charity Golf Classic. You can learn how you can participate or read more on our golf page.

News Stories

Listed below are some of the projects worked on, activities participated in, and speakers appeared at the club throughout the year. We try and ensure that there is a good mix of great speakers, volunteer effort, fellowship and business networking by all members.

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Gennet was inducted into Saint City Rotary at our meeting this evening (March 13). Shown with Gennet are her husband Ash, also a member, and club president Julius Buski.
St. Vincent de Paul Society St. Albert Conference president Ken Gallagher spoke to Saint City Rotary at our meeting on March 13 and told us about the Society's work and their great need for a truck.  Along with Ken we heard from  Conference members Bernie McCracken and Val Merchant.  Thank you for all you do for the community, St. Vincent de Paul Society!
Shown presenting a certificate of appreciation to Ken is Club Administration Co-Director Jeff Hodgson.
Our guest speaker at this last meeting in February was Mike Ryan, Founder and Program Director of Clean Scene  []
Since 2002, Clean Scene has worked with more than 350,000 youth around drug and crime issues.  Saint City Rotary is proud to support the work of this wonderful organization and sponsor the program at Sir George Simpson Jr. High School in St. Albert.   Mike is shown receiving our donation from president-elect Nonie Buski.
We are now accepting registrations for our China trips in October.    Please click on the China Trip link above.
Also - plan to attend our free orientation evening on Wednesday, March 7, 6:00 p.m. at the St. Albert Inn and Suites.
Saint City Rotary is pleased to acknowledge  Mark Palynchuk as our Saint of the Month for January.  Mark, who serves as our Sergeant-at-Arms and helps out in many different ways is always there when needed, provides humour at our meetings and is never afraid to ask the tough questions.  Congratulations, Mark, and thank you for being a Saint City Rotarian.  Mark (on the left) is shown receiving his Certificate of Appreciation from club president Julius Buski.
St. Albert is for for change. That was the message St. Albert Mayor brought to Saint City Rotary in her informative presentation to the club this evening (February 6). In addition to sharing her insights with the club, the mayor fielded a number of questions from club members. Another great meeting! Shown in thephoto is president-elect Nonie Buski, presenting Mayor Heron with our club's certificate of appreciation and a donation on her behalf to PolioPlus.
Who benefits from the St. Albert Food Bank?  Where is the greatest need?  How is the food bank supported?  Is there a homeless problem in St. Albert?  How does St. Albert Community Village serve the homeless?  These are just a few of the questions our guest speaker this evening, Suzan Krecsy, answered for us in her informative presentation.  Thanks for coming and sharing your expertise with Saint City Rotary, Suzan!  Shown in the photo is Ross Algar, a past president, presenting Suzan with a certificate of appreciation.
Ron Bourret from St. Albert-based Loseca [Love-Service-Care] Foundation told us about the great work done by this foundation at our meeting this evening.  This award winning non-profit foundation operates a multitude of programs for disadvantaged adults.  Thank you for your very interesting presentation, Ron!   Shown thanking Ron is club member Dr. Ash Ghebremichael.  Check out Loseca's web page at
Congratulations to Nick Algar, who received his Paul Harris Fellowship at today's (Jan 16) meeting of the Saint City Rotary Club.  A Paul Harris Fellowship is named in honor of Paul Harris, Rotary's founder, and is awarded to an individual who contributes an amount of $1,000 US to the Rotary Foundation - one of the top foundations in the world  Thank you Nick.  Your contribution assists the Rotary Foundation to continue doing good in the world!
Estela Oates, Rotary's newest member, was welcomed into the Saint City Rotary Club at our meeting on January 23. 
Estela's classification is Commercial Cleaning.  She and her husband operate Elysha's Cleaning and Restoration.  Welcome to the Rotary family, Estela.  Shown in the photo is Estela receiving her new member kit from club president Julius Buski.
What a wonderful day for a car rally.
4 teams set out - 2 were at a disadvantage as they were not members of our club but are friends of our club.
Their route was handed out and the race began. They had to record their mileage to ensure their were not cheaters.
Their route took them to the homes of all our members but there was questions they had to answer about each place.
They returned with answers and the winners were Bonnie, Larry and Pauline.
BBQ followed with great conversations, fun, laughter and of course lots of food.
My 3 grandchildren, Terri's step son, and Ross and Lynn's Grandson also attended.
Rotary is about getting to know not only each other but our families and friends.
Thanks for a Great Day!
Guest Speaker, Patty Milligan gave an amazing talk about Bees, covering a vast area of information.  Who knew there were 20,000 varieties in the world?  Patty's presentation had to be ended to to time constraints, so she was immediately booked for a part two presentation in October.  You won't want to miss it.

Guest Speaker, Rachael Putt, from the Bissell Centre in Edmonton gave a great overview of the Centre and the work they do for thousands of homeless people in Edmonton and area.  Their primary goal is to get homes for these people. Then they work on food, clothing and jobs. It is a tremendous job requiring a lot of support and many volunteers.  Their web page which has much more information is

Guest Speaker, Gem Munro, talked about the Amarok Society, where he is the Director.  This society works in severely poor countries where education for females is almost non-existent. There education model is totally different from the norm. They believe that if you teach a mother, you teach a family.  If you teach five mothers you teach a neighborhood. With this believe, they provide free education to a group of mothers who then are required to teach their own childrenin their own home and some of their neigbours children. This has turned out to be very successful and has spread rapidly.  More information is available on their web site at,






Guest Speaker, Yvonne Bull is a long time resident of St. Albert.  She was a very active member of the St. Albert Rotary club for many years.  Now she's concentrating on volunteer work for the Fifty Plus Club.  He current project is the writing and production of a high quality book with many pictures and stories about the history of the Fifty Plus Club which will be going through a major renovation and expansion starting this Summer.  When complete, copies of the book will be given to the City and to the library, and will be available for purchase by anyone in the community. Yvonne shared the project with our club and asked us to consider a donation so the cost of the book for the over 500 members could be reduced.Image





Tuesday's guest speaker was Kristy Russ, BscPharm, APA.  She talked about transforming your health, and how to stop letting health problems interfere with the life you want. Kristy is a practicing Pharmacist who runs a one on one health consultation business as well.  She says getting older does not mean having to slow down.  You just need to learn the right things to do.

Kristy offers a complimentary health consultation ( $150.00 value) for all Rotarians.  This can be booked at

She challenges all of us to get our life back!Image


Linda Perras has achieved her Paul Harris times two!  Congratulations!  President Ross Algar presents Linda with her prestigeous award.  Paul Harris awards are achieved when $1000.00 US is donated to the Foundation for its many worthy programs around the world. Linda now has three!Image

Members of Saint City Rotary assisted with a wine and cheese party held for the residents of Citadel Muse. Rotarians helped serve the residents and help them to and from their rooms.  Most of the residents were wheelchair bound.  While this was going on, one of the Rotarians and his band played and sang songs.  A good time was had by all.

A special thanks to Councellor Tim Osbourne who assisted the band and helped the Rotarians serve the residents.



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We meet Tuesdays at 5:45 PM 
St. Albert Inn & Suites
30 - 156 St. Albert Road
St. Albert, AB  T8N 0P5
Canada (map)

Mailing Address

Rotary Club of St. Albert - Saint City
P.O. Box 311
St. Albert, AB  T8N 1N3

Upcoming Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Laura Young
Mar 27, 2018
Parkinson Association
Jess Morrill
Apr 03, 2018
You Can Work or You Can Fly - I Chose Fly!
Leanne MacMillan
Apr 10, 2018
It Starts With Me - Community and Social Developent
Apr 17, 2018
Club Meeting
Margaret Danko
Apr 24, 2018
Young Nurses Take Action
May 15, 2018
Club Meeting
RYLE Presentation
May 22, 2018
RYPEN Presentation
Jun 05, 2018
Jun 19, 2018
Club Meeting
Changeover Dinner
Jun 26, 2018
John Engel
Sep 18, 2018
Gamealot Convention (Kinsmen Centre) - Mission: Fun and Games
Past Speakers
Julius Buski
Mar 20, 2018
A Rotary Primer
Ken Gallagher
Mar 13, 2018
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Lyle Johnson
Mar 06, 2018
Rotary District 5370 Shipping Arm and Emmanuel Foundation
Mike Ryan
Feb 27, 2018
Clean Scene
Feb 20, 2018
Club Meeting