Meetings held every Tuesday at 12:00 noon, in the Wetaskiwin Legion, 5003-52 Ave, Wetaskiwin, Alberta
Posted by Terry Pearson on Oct 21, 2012
The Rotary Club of Wetaskiwin's 2012 Hockey Draft was a great success despite the NHL lockout.
Posted by Terry Pearson on Jun 29, 2012
The Rotary Club of Wetaskiwin hosted a wine tasting gathering at Arber Greenhouse on June 16, 2012 to raise money to build a grade one classroom in Malawi and support the nutritional requirements of students for one year.
Posted by Ted Gillespie on May 01, 2012
The 12th Annual Rotary Club of Wetaskiwin Hockey Draft was the closest race ever with two teams tying for 1st Place. Back on October 14th, 2011, 23 teams spent an evening at the Memorial Arts Centre picking ten NHL players each in hopes of taking home the top prize. At the end of the regular season, G and B Rubber and Dycks Picks tied with the most points at 552 and both teams took home $1200 each; meanwhile Camrose Mafia came in third with a total of 519 and will get free entry into next years draft. All 23 teams still have a chance for some prize money though as they carry their same 10 players into the playoffs.
Posted by Terry Pearson
The Rotary Club of Wetaskiwin continued its support of the Leaders of Tomorrow program that recognizes the outstanding leadership and volunteerism of youth throughout the County and City of Wetaskiwin, and the Town of Millet.
Posted by Terry Pearson on Feb 16, 2012
The Rotary Club of Wetaskiwin donated $3,000 to support Wetaskiwin Library's Kobo E-Reader project. The Club matched funds received from Rotary District 5370 to purchase 10 Kobo E-Readers plus a significant number of electronics books that will be loaded on to the e-readers. The pre-selected titles are books that seniors have expressed interest in reading. The digital technology will be able to format any book to accommodate large print so that seniors can read the material. The 10 Kobo E-Readers pre-loaded with themes like Western, Mystery, Romance, Christian. This will allow seniors to borrow a Kobo E-Reader based on their interest.
Rotarians attended the first demonstration of the pre-loading of the Kobo E-Readers. Selected books were downloaded from the Kobo site onto a lapto. A Kobo E-Reader was connected to the laptop and the downloaded books were then transferred to a e-reader.
Posted by Terry Pearson on Nov 15, 2011
The Rotary Club of Wetaskiwin contributed $5,500 to three community organizations. A $3,000 cheque was presented to the Wetaskiwin Library for its Kobo E-Reader Project, a $2,000 cheque was presented to the Boys & Girls Club for the retrofit of their fire alarm system and $500 was presented to the Wetaskiwin Health Foundation for their Seniors Health & Wellness Campaign.
Posted by Terry Pearson on Oct 14, 2011
Twenty-three teams gathered at the Memorial Hall in Wetaskiwin on Friday Night October 14, 2011 to pit their assessment of talent skills against one another. The 2011 Rotary Hockey draft season kicked-off with an excellent supper.
Each team drafted ten NHL hockey players over the next three hours. Three sounds saw each team select players they feel will have an outstanding 2011 NHL season. If the players chosen amass the most goals and assist points that team will be declared the winner at the end of the NHL season. The grand prize is $1,800, second prize is $600 and third prize is free entry into the 2012 Rotary Hockey Draft. A $600 prize goes to the team whose players make it into the NHL playoffs and get the most goals and assists.
The 2010 Rotary Hockey Draft Winners were the Wetaskiwin Credit Union team.
A fun night was had by all as team excitedly picked NHL players or had players drafted from under their noses. The competion was intense as NHL stats were bantered back and forth as players were chosen or lost when chosen by another team. Now it is time to counts the goals and assists and watch the NHL season with anticipation.
Posted by Terry Pearson on Feb 15, 2011
The Rotary Club of Wetaskiwin contributed $4000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Wetaskiwin at its meeting on Tuesday February 15, 2011 held at the Wetaskiwin Legion. Ms. Sherri Senger, President of the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club attended the regular Rotary noon hour luncheon to accept the cheque from Rotary President Tim Robson.
Rotary funds will go to support the upgrading of the fire alarm system in its facility. The Boys & Girls Club is undertaking other minor renovations that are designed to upgrade the building to ensure that the facility continues to meet the needs of the community. “It is important to us to provide programs and services to our users and to ensure their safety when they are in our facility,” said Senger.
The Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin has been providing programs and services to community children, youth, and their families since 1988. They often work in partnership with other agencies in the community to ensure that low cost, much needed programs are provided for the community.
The Rotary Club of Wetaskiwin provides funding to a number of local organizations and groups to help meet the needs of children, youth and their families in Wetaskiwin, Millet, and area. “Our relationship with the Boys & Girls Club of Wetaskiwin is one of our significant partnerships as they play such an important role in our community,” said Tim Robson, President of the Rotary Club of Wetaskiwin.
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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Royal Canadian Legion
5003 - 52 Ave
Wetaskiwin, AB T9A 0W9