Another terrific program...... 2018-04-20 06:00:00Z 0
"It Starts With Me - St. Albert As a Welcoming and Inclusive Community" was the topic of Leanne MacMillan's presentation at Saint City Rotary's meeting tonight.  Leanne, who is the Community Development Coordinator with the City of St. Albert, reminded us that there are long term impacts when people are excluded from participating in the community, be it as a result of social, societal or economic pressures.  The Social Master Plan for St. Albert highlights and promotes the city as a welcoming and inclusive community.  The new education campaign to raise awareness, entitled "It Starts With Me" was launched with the goal of helping citizens better understand groups at risk of exclusion in the community.  Thank you for your thought-provoking presentation, Leanne.
Shown in the photo with Leanne is Saint City Rotary past president, Ross Algar.
 
It Starts With Me - St. Albert As a Welcoming and Inclusive Community 2018-04-10 06:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our Newest Rotarian - Chad Hierlmeier 2018-04-03 06:00:00Z 0
You Can Work or You Can Fly 2018-04-03 06:00:00Z 0
Each month Saint City Rotary Club honours one of its members for outstanding service to the club.  This month, we were pleased to acknowledge the contributions and excellent service of Nick Algar.  Nick chairs our International Services Committee and helps out in many other ways.  Thanks for all you do, Nick.  Club president Julius Buski is shown presenting Nick with his certificate of appreciation.
Our Saint of the Month for March - Nick Algar 2018-04-03 06:00:00Z 0
Our program this week (March 27) featured Laura Young from the Parkinson Association of Alberta.  Laura presented a comprehensive and very interesting overview of the disease, current treatment options, and the good work being done by the Parkinson Association.  Thank you for visiting us, Laura!
Shown thanking Laura is our newest member, Gennet Ghebremichael.
Update on Parkinson's Disease 2018-03-28 06:00:00Z 0
Spring - the Perfect Time to Join Rotary 2018-03-20 06:00:00Z 0
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.
St. Vincent de Paul Society - Serving the St. Albert Community 2018-03-13 06:00:00Z 0
WELCOME TO OUR NEWEST MEMBER - GENNET GHEBREMICHAEL
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.
Welcome to our newest member - Gennet Ghebremichael 2018-03-13 06:00:00Z 0
Our guest speaker at this last meeting in February was Mike Ryan, Founder and Program Director of Clean Scene  [www.cleanscene.ca]
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.
 
Clean Scene - Saving Lives, Transforming Futures 2018-02-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 20, 2018
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.
Registrations for October China Trips Now Open 2018-02-20 07:00:00Z 0
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.
Mark Palynchuk Our Newest Saint of the Month 2018-02-06 07:00:00Z 0
St. Albert is open.........open for business......open 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.
Mayor Cathy Heron Speaks at Saint City Rotary 2018-02-03 07:00:00Z 0
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.
St.Albert Food Bank & St. Albert Community Village - Helping Those in Need 2018-01-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 23, 2018
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 http://www.loseca.ca
 
 
Loseca - A St. Albert Based Foundation Doing Good in the World 2018-01-23 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 23, 2018
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.
Welcome to Estela Oates - Our Newest Member 2018-01-23 07:00:00Z 0
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!
Nick Algar, our newest Paul Harris Fellow 2018-01-16 07:00:00Z 0
Our Rotary theme for 2018-19 2018-01-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 29, 2016
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!
Lost But Not Forgotten Car Rally Linda Perras 2016-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
November 24 Program - All About USchool Julius Buski 2015-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
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.
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Ross Hallet Presentation 2015-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
Assistant District Gevernor, Syl Haisan, Presents Past President Gerry Mazer with a letter of commendation for the club's progress over the past year. Gerry Mazer 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Newsletter Nov. 6 Jan Randall 2012-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Newsletter Oct 16 Jan Randall 2012-10-16 19:24:46Z 0
Newsletter Oct 2 2012 Jan Randall 2012-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Newsletter Sept 18 2012 Jan Randall 2012-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Glenn Fritz on Apr 13, 2011
Nancy Watt was presented with an Integrity Award on April 13, 2011 at the Sutton Place Hotel, Edmonton.
2011 Integrity Award Winner Glenn Fritz 2011-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Glenn Fritz on Mar 31, 2011

BART PATERSON was nominated as our 2011 - 2012  Unsung Hero.

The City of St. Albert THANKS  residents of St. Albert once a year with a wine & cheese reception.

This year Bart and his wife will attend.

Thanks for all you do Bart!

Unsung Hero - Volunteer of the Year Glenn Fritz 2011-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
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Our annual Road Kill BBQ is held immediately after our members have cleaned up a section of highway in the St. Albert area. Mystery meat burgers are always a favorite item!
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You don't need a Facebook account to view facebook pages.

But you do need one to post and participate.

Since Saint City Rotary now has a Facebook page, here is how you can easily join Facebook.

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Listed below are some of the projects, activities and speakers the club had 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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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 www.bissellcentre.org.Image

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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, www.amaroksociety.org.Image

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

 

 

Guest Speaker, Yvonne Bull Gerry Mazer 0
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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 http://www.timetrade.com/book/KK7D2.

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

 

Guest Speaker Kristy Russ Talks Health Gerry Mazer 0
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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

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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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Saint City Rotary Assists with Nursing Home Wine and Cheese Gerry Mazer 0
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President Guy Smith of the AUPE addressed the Saint City Rotary Club on March 24th, giving an excellent overview of the work and challenges of the public union.  As President, Guy has an extremely complex job managing and dealing with union issues for thousands of members.Image

Guy Smith, President of AUPE, was the guest speaker Gerry Mazer 0
Servus Credit Union Support the Rotary Golf Tournament Gerry Mazer 0
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Guest speaker, Larry Wilkins, talked about a special private school next to what was formerly known as the Hobema Reservation. He says the high school on the reservation, which is funded be the federal government, does not work.  It is riddled with gangs and many of the kids choose not to attend it.

His organization has built a special private school next to the reservation, with strict rules against gangs and drugs. He is raising over $4 million for a new state of the art school. Students have to be accepted into the school and can be dismissed for breaking the rules.  Mr. Wilkins is asking the Rotary clubs to help him raise the remaining funds needed.  He already has over $2 million.

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Guest speaker, Curtis Crouse, at the March 3rd Rotary meeting, gave a well thought out overview about the difficulties experienced by all kinds of organizations looking to increase their memberships. He didn't have all the answers on what to do about it, but he mused on various ideas the club could try.

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Guest Spealer Curtis Crouse Talks about membership Gerry Mazer 0
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Jerry Moran, Chaplain of the Edmonton Remand Centre was the Guest Speaker at the March 10th meeting.  He gave a very interesting overview of the 

remand Centre and the role played be the Chaplain.  The number of inmates that pass through this institution numbers in the thousands per year.ImageImage

Jerry Moran - Guest Speaker Gerry Mazer 0
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Guest speaker, Derek Jay from the Mayfield Rotary club talked about the Mercy Ship project that serves poor people in third world countries.  The ship, staffed by Doctors, nurses and many others, volunteer their time to provide life altering surgeries to thousands of people who can not afford anything.  Currently, they are working on the East coast of Africa.

The Saint City Rotary Club has decided to support this worthwhile project financially.Image

 

Mercy Ships Gerry Mazer 0
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District Governor, Linda Robertson Visited with the Board and was the speaker at a Rotary Meeting.Image

District Governor's Visit Gerry Mazer 0
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Rotarian Warren Renner has become the Movember man, thanks to his staff at work.Image

Movember Madness Gerry Mazer 0
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Cam Rennie attended the meeting a played a great rendition of Taps.  It was very much appreciated.Image

Rotary Meeting November 11 Gerry Mazer 0
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Danielle Reed, a member of the Morinville Rotary Club is a Life Coach. who owns and operates a business called, Coach on the Go.  She presented our club with an overview of her work, mostly with girls, but she is available for adults and males as well..  Her web page is:  http://coachonthego.net/Image

Danielle Reed, Guest Speaker Gerry Mazer 0
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Paul Quantz, Chair of the Chamber of Commerce was the guest speaker during small business week.  He was introduced by Lynda Moffat, the CEO and President of the Chamber.  Lynda will soon be the President of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, which is good news for Alberta and St. Albert.

Paul, a former member so Saint City Rotary, gave an excellent overview of the work of the Chamber of Commerce.

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Chamber of Commerce speaks at Rotary during Small business week. Gerry Mazer 0
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Maureen Henkel, Development Officer for Stars Air Ambulance gave a presentation about Stars.  Since they started operations in 1985, they have flown over 26000 missions.Image

Stars Air Ambulance Presentation Gerry Mazer 0
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Finally, After ten years of fundraising, planning and a variety of setbacks our Rotary Park is now officiall open.Image

Grand Opening of Rotary Park Gerry Mazer 0
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Kristin Ward from the Alberta government led a workshop about Rotary.  She was able to get all members and guests to participate in a very worthwhile discussion.Image

Fireside Workshop Gerry Mazer 0
St. Albert Councillor, Sheena Hughes is the Guest Speaker at Rotary Gerry Mazer 0
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Kathy Sandmarier, along with two Morinville Interact students, talked about their trip to Mexico to help with the People of Hope project.  The students showed an excellent video of their experiences, which they said was life changing.Image

Kathy Sandmarier was the guest speaker about their Mexico project Gerry Mazer 0
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Saint City Rotary members filling packages with all kinds of goodies for the golfers who will be playing in the golf tournament on Thursday.  Breakfast at Seven, shotgun start at eight, and BBQ with prizes at about Two.  Hopefully there will be no rain.Image

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Don Vaugeois gave a great talk about his life, work and family.  Once he got into the piano business, he never looked back. Don's Piano has become a major force in the industry over the years. Many of his staff have stayed with him for many years.  He believes this is partly due to his treating staff like part of the family.Image

Former President, Don Vaugeois, Gave his classification speech Gerry Mazer 0
Guest Speaker, Raymond Merhej, from the Strathcona Rotary club speaks about Project Wheelchair, and seeks our support. Gerry Mazer 0
President Ross conducts his first meeting as President for the 2014-2016 Rotary years. Gerry Mazer 0
Lunch with Dr. James Talbot Jan Randall 0
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  Rotary Club of St. Albert - Saint city
  P.O. Box 311
   St. Albert, AB  T8N 1N3
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Each year we have a car rally that many members take part in and enjoy. Always a challenge, and always good companionship afterwards. Be careful! Our course master can be tricky!
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A regular feature is to have occasional site visits to one of our members place of business. This allows our member to highlight his business, and gives us a better understanding of what exactly he or she is involved with.
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We regularly have quality and high profile guest speakers on various topics, including the Premier of our province.

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Many of our members look forward to our "Guess who's coming for dinner" event. The premise is that a number of our members host a dinner, and the rest of the membership is advised by the organizer 1 hour prior where to show up. Of course, all members are required to assist in one of the courses (salad, dessert, etc), with the host supplying the main course.
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Al Tardif (R) and Dr. Marc Moreau (L) of the CAMTA medical team pack hockey bags with the Rotary emblem on them for their imminent medical mission to Quito, Ecuador.  The bags, complete with the Rotary Logo on them were supplied by the Rotary Club of St. Albert St. City. For more information, visit the CAMTA site
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ImageA Saint City Rotary work party packed 30 hockey bags with used fire fighting equipment.  The equipment has been ruled obsolete for fire fighters here in Alberta but is still very useful to a fire brigade that doesn't have any equipment at all.

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Every Christmas season, the Saint City Rotary club provides transportation and snacks for up to 50 seniors to view Candy Cane Land and Bright Lights at Hawreluk Park.
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