Welcome
District 5360 is proud to serve
 clubs and members in
Southern Alberta and Western Saskatchewan.
June 2016
S M T W T F S
29
30
31
01
02
03
05
06
07
08
09
10
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
25
26
27
28
29
30
01
02
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Content
 
Dear Rotarians,
 
A further update for you, enabling you to make  appropriate decisions regarding your donations in support of The Fort McMurray disaster.
 
Many Rotarians have advised me that they would like to donate via District 5360 so we do have another option for you. From a District point of view these are three ways you can donate although there are of course many others:
 
- Donate through Red Cross.
 
- Donate directly to  District 5370`s Charitable Foundation at www.canadahelps.ca/rotarydistrict5370  (Notation: Fort McMurray Fire relief fund)
 
- Donate to District 5360 via The Rotary Club of Canmore Charitable Foundation at   www.rotaryclubofcanmore.ca/charitablefoundation  .  Click on the `Fort McMurray Relief Fund link and select ``choose this cause``. This takes you to an ATB web site . By going this route all donations will be matched by 15% by ATB. Tax Receipts will be issued for all donations $25 and over.
 
Cheques can also be mailed to:
The Canmore Rotary Club Charitable Foundation
P.O. Box 8025, Canmore , AB  T1W 2T8
(Memo: "Fort McMurray Relief Fund")
 
 
The idea here is that once funds have been collected  we will then to talk to Fort McMurray Rotarians and District 5370 to determine where these funds could be best utilised, as the town starts to rebuild.
A committee consisting of Canmore Rotarians along with other District representatives will then make decisions and forward funds to District 5370 Charitable Foundation which will then be responsible for fund disbursement. You will then be advised what your donated funds have gone towards.
 
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Canmore Club for agreeing to take on this task on behalf of The District.
 
Hopefully this will answer many questions that you might have. There will also be an opportunity at our District Conference to donate.
 
Thank you very much for everything you are doing.  I have heard of a number of wonderful donations already.
 
In Rotary
 
DG Martin
 

 
 
District Conference is HERE !
Looking forward to seeing all the Registrants Friday !!
 
 

 
The Refugees have many needs and in particular for household items in good shape.  This could include kitchen utensils and cooking supplies, plates, cups, all kitchen supplies, cleaning and hygiene supplies, non-perishable food items including (Rice, Wheat, Sugar, Canned vegetables and canned meats, cooking oil, olive oil, salt, pepper, flour, dry beans/lentils, etc.), blankets, bed-sheets, pillows, towels, rugs, etc.
Rotary is storing items for Syrian families in the homes of two Syrian women who are members of Rotary’s collaborating group, the Syrian Women’s Club.
If you have items, please email to discuss.
 
They will discuss with you the item(s) you have available, and give you the address and agree to a time when you can drop off your items.
 
As for larger items ... 
 
 
Why not combine your winter vacation with a Rotary Project Fair where you can find dozens of interesting Rotary projects being promoted by the 150 Rotary clubs in Colombia.  Visit Cartagena on February 5-7 to experience this historic city and connect with many Rotary Clubs that can engage you in English.
 
With the vastly improved security situation and the Peace Accord that is in the process of being ratified, Colombian Rotary Clubs are working hard to reduce the inequality between urban and rural, wealthy and poor populations.  Help support their projects and encourage them in their work towards peace.
 
Discover the historic Cartagena and the beaches but most of all the warm friendly Colombians.  If interested, please connect with Bob Wiens of Rotary Club of Calgary South who will be attending this fair. For further information please go to:
 

 
 
Rotary International RSS
Foundation’s achievements and future spotlighted at Korea convention
In his address to convention attendees on Tuesday, 31 May, Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith proclaimed that The Rotary Foundation has never been stronger than it is today. Bolstered by generous contributions from members and robust programs like PolioPlus and the Rotary Peace Centers, the Foundation's good work is drawing public notice, Klinginsmith said: CNBC, a leading consumer and business news outlet in the U.S., ranked Rotary No. 5 among the top 10 charities changing the world in 2015. "Isn't it clear that our Foundation is truly better than ever before?" said Klinginsmith, who reported...
UN chief Ban Ki-moon opens Korea convention
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was among the first to welcome Rotary members and friends to the 107th Rotary Convention, heralded as one of the largest-ever gatherings of Rotarians and the most multicultural assembly of nonprofit leaders in Korea. He offered a message of gratitude: “Rotarians do remarkable work around the world,” Ban told the thousands of attendees gathered at KINTEX, the Korea International Exhibition and Convention Center in Goyang city, on the outskirts of Seoul. “You help the United Nations reach our goals, and you help the world understand the United...
 
 
 
 
 
District Contact
Charlene Bearden
Member and Club Services
and District Operations
 
403-670-2624
 
District Address
Rotary District 5360 Inc.
201 - 4 Parkdale Crescent NW
Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 3T8
 
Bulletins
Weekly Events Digest
Monthly DG & District Update
 

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.