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Secret Marathon Premiere, Jan 29-31
Please join us for the Virtual Gala Worldwide Premiere of The Secret Marathon from January 29th to 31st. Select your preferred date and time from the ticket options. All Gala screenings will include:
  • Live pre-show fireside chat with a featured guest
  • Screening of The Secret Marathon film 
  • Live post-show Q&A with Director, Kate McKenzie and Executive Producer and Cast member, Martin Parnell
Get Your Tickets:

This interactive screening is a great way to start the new year on a positive note and make a difference as $5 from each ticket will be donated to the Marathon of Afghanistan to help everyone to run free.
Rotarians Against Racism, Thu, Feb 4, 6:30 Pacific


Founder of Rotarians Against Racism
Member or Rotary International DEI Task Force

We are thrilled to welcome Nadine Pemberton as part of our speaker series on Thursday, February 4th, 2021, at 6:30 pm, (Pacific Standard Time). This meeting will be conducted via Zoom, and we welcome guests and Rotarians from other clubs to join us for this special event. This event will be moderated by Rotary DEI Task Force member Brian Rusch and co-hosted by the Rotary Club for Global Action and the Rotary Club of Peninsula Starlight.

Nadine Pemberton is a coach, lawyer and diversity and inclusion educator. She has extensive experience in front line, senior and executive leadership roles spanning regulatory, criminal law and civil law fields across the UK government. Throughout her career Nadine has specialized in strategic organizational development, team change and transformation; and has a well-established and proven commitment to equity and inclusion in all areas of her work. Nadine recently founded Pemberton+ Coaching and Consulting, where she works internationally as a change consultant, helping people, teams and organizations on the cusp of change gain the freedom they need to flourish.

Nadine has been a Rotarian for eight years and is currently an Assistant Governor in District 1220 (East Midlands & South Yorkshire). She is formerly an assistant governor for Rotary in London and Past President of Westminster International Rotary Club. Nadine is a member of Rotary International's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force, and also founded Rotarians Against Racism - a global community of Rotary family, friends and supporters, all committed to being a voice for peace and to taking action in the fight against racism

Nadine currently lives in Sheffield, England.

Ag Scholarship 50/50, Draw Date Feb 21
Rotary Lethbridge Exhibition Ag Scholarship 50/50 Draw.  We are presenting a 50/50 draw to raise funds for this year's $10,000 Ag Scholarship.
The draw will take place on February 21, 2021 prior to the scholarship presentation on February 25.  
To purchase a ticket, click HERE
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Please send this link to your contacts and followers on social media.  
We greatly appreciate your support for this event that supports agriculture students in Southern Alberta.
To learn more about this agriculture scholarship program click on this link:
Thank you
Andrew Bronson
Rotary Lethbridge Exhibition Ag Scholarship Committee Member
C: 403-795-1557
H: 403-381-7002
Training for Everyone, Feb/Mar Sessions
Thank you if you have already signed up for the Club Leadership Team Training Workshops to be held in February and March 2021.
If you haven’t and are interested in attending, then please take this opportunity to do so.
Below is an overview of who should attend, what you will learn in Part 1, and when and where it will take place.
Who should attend?
  •          Our District’s Rotary Family: Rotarian, Rotaractor and Interactor Leaders. District leaders recognize it takes more than a president to lead a club, it takes a team, thus it has been decided to open up the training to all leaders and potential leaders in your club.  We are hoping that at least 4-6 members of your club will attend. There is no additional charge for this training.
What will you learn in Part 1?
  •          The topics will include:
“Leading Your Club” (Martin Parnell DGE): How your club works with the District and Rotary International, what makes a Vibrant Club and where to get help during your year.
             “Planning for Success” (Karen Blewett): Why a Strategic Plan is important and key steps to help your club establish one.
             “Setting Your Club Goals” (Linda Morris): Why setting goals makes your club more vibrant and a step-by-step approach to Goal Setting.
             “The Value of Community Assessments” (Hyder Hassan): How to help your club identify the top needs in your community using a “Community Assessment Toolbox”.
  • Each session will be led by AG’s from across the District.
When will it take place?
  •          Saturday, February 20th (Part 1) and Saturday, Feb 27th (Part 2) or Wednesday, March 10th (Part 1) and Wednesday, March 17th (Part 2)
    • Each interactive Zoom session will last from 3 - 3 1/2 hours
Where will this take place?
  •          This training will be online. Go to , EVENTS-CLUB AND DISTRICT CALENDAR. Then select dates (Part 1 and 2) on the day/time you wish to attend and register….It’s that easy!
If you have any questions please contact either Rick Istead ( or myself ( )
Yours in Rotary,
Rotary International
District 5360, DGE 2020 /2021
Rotary Club of Cochrane.
Blood Donation Challenge 2021

You have it in you to give.  
Our goal is to reach 100 units.  
Help us get there.

The Rotary Club of Urban Spirits and Canadian Blood Services are so excited to be forming the first annual Rotary Lifeline challenge! The Rotary chapters from Innisfail, Stettler, Lacombe and Red Deer are encouraged to come together to reach a united goal 100 blood donations in 2021. This can be done through either individually booked appointments or through team donations.
The process to register your donation for the Rotary Clubs of Central Alberta Rotary Lifeline 2021 challenge is broken down below.
Active Reconciliation Treaty 7, Wed Jan 20, Online
Our next club learning webinar of 2021 is entitled Active Reconciliation Treaty 7. Currently, we have 83  participants registered and there is room for more!
Registration is still open. Please join Tim Fox for his presentation.
Please note that the presenter has requested an additional 30 minutes for his presentation so we have booked 7 PM to 8:30 PM. 

When: Jan 20, 2021, 07:00 PM Mountain Time 
Topic: Active Reconciliation Treaty 7
You can register by going to our district website and click on Events and open the January 20th link or follow the link below.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.
Kind regards to all
Brian Callaghan
Rotary District 5360
It's Coming up Veggies and Flowers! Order Today
Order deadline is: Friday, February 5, 2021
Pick up: Thursday May 27th, 2021 -
Pickup times to be assigned
Location: To be determined
Order online at Please share this FUNdraiser with family and friends.
Proceeds are split 50/50 with Rotary Club of Calgary West and NSTEP. To learn more about NSTEP check us out at

The flowers that we received for the garden party were absolutely outstanding. The quality and arrangement were just what we wanted. I would highly recommend and will be ordering my plants for 2020 from these folks!
—Nancy G.
Let me say thank you again for the truly beautiful flowers you supplied this past season. We used them for a wedding—the colors and mixtures were lovely and we were most impressed by all the variety.
—Shirley H
We thank AVB Greenhouses, a local AB Greenhouse, for these spectacular flowers and veggies!
Disclaimer: Although the images are
Pub Quiz Night, Virtual Edition,  Sat Feb 6
John Hewko, Recorded Presentation
Over 1,200 passionate Rotarians signed up to listen to John Hewko, RI General Secretary and his suggestions on how clubs can survive for the future.
Many of you have requested the video of John's message. Notes and the full video of John's message can be accessed by clicking HERE:
Stay Safe, Wash Your Hands, Wear a Mask!
Leadership Opportunities
Leadership Opportunities

Rotary Needs You! New and established Committees need Chairs and Committee Members.

Review the list and answer with your Rotary passion.
Contact DGE Martin Parnell ( ) to discuss any position. 

  • Communication Committee: Webmaster Team (1)
    • Work with People of Action webmaster as part of the website support team
    • Keep content current on the site
    • Team will constantly work on the design and function of the site
    • Time commitment of 4-5 hours per month
  • Annual Fund and Endowment / Major Gifts Subcommittee Chair (1)
    • Establish giving goals for the district and enter them in Rotary Club Central.
    • Encourage clubs to set giving goals
    • Inform Rotarians of giving opportunities
    • Work with club presidents on how to recognize donors
    • Cultivate existing and potential endowment and major donors
  • Foundation Stewardship Subcommittee member (1)
    • Applicant to be from Northern Sector of District
    • Monitor and evaluate stewardship and management practices for all grants;
    • Ensure that everyone involved in a grant avoids any actual or perceived conflict of interest.
    • The time commitment would not exceed 4 hours per month.
  • Interact Area Representatives (2)
    • One in the Lethbridge area, the other in the Medicine Hat area.
    • Reach out to Interact clubs in the geographical area.
    • Provide interaction between Interact clubs and Rotary Clubs.
    • Help with Mentoring process.
    • Attend the two main District Interact Presidents meeting.
  • District Interact Committee: Rotarian Mentors (2)
    • Provide assistance to Interact mentees and help them complete tasks. These tasks could include writing emails, connecting them to district committees and brainstorming ideas. 
    • Communicate with Interactors outside of meeting times if needed to complete tasks. 
    • Attend bi-monthly meetings(starting in January 2021) and give insight on initiatives.
  • Report Monitor Committee Member (1)
    • Ensure Rotary Foundation funds provided to clubs in the form of District Grants are expended in compliance with District 5360 and Foundation guidelines
    • Review Final Reports for completeness and compliance in all aspects and that grant funds have been directed to the specific purpose identified in the grant application
    • Communicate to report presenter any deficiencies in their filing or supporting documentation and the remedial action required to enable report acceptance
    • Monitor status of outstanding Final Reports throughout the District and pursue those clubs who will or who have failed to meet reporting deadlines
    • Depending on the time of year, time requirement to perform the role can range from 6 to 10 hours per week based on a team of two Report Monitors
Shelterbox Challenge 
RAYEC Camp, Aug 8 - 14, 2021
Planning is well underway for the 24th annual Rotary Alberta Youth Entrepreneurship Camp.  
RAYEC 2021 will be held August 8 to 14 at Eagles Nest Ranch.  RAYEC is a business camp for youth aged 13-15.

The camp would not be possible without the financial support of the clubs of Rotary District 5360.  Sponsoring a camper/youth leader for the week is $1000.00. 

All camp applications are processed centrally.  Clubs are not responsible for finding a youth, however, they can encourage youth in their areas to apply. 

Visit our website at for more information or contact Jodie at
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Upcoming Events
Club Webinar: Active reconciliation Treaty 7
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Jan 20, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
District Board Meeting
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Jan 29, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
AG Check-in
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Feb 09, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
District Committee Check-in
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Feb 10, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
February Club Learning Webinar
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Feb 17, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Leadership Team Training Workshop-Part 1
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Feb 20, 2021
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Leadership Team Training Workshop-Part 2
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Feb 27, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Leadership Team Training Workshop-Part 1
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Mar 10, 2021
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Leadership Team Training Workshop-Part 2
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Mar 17, 2021
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
March Club Learning Webinar
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Mar 24, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Board Meeting
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Apr 09, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
AG Check-in
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Apr 13, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
District Committee Check-in
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Apr 14, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
April Club Learning Webinar
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Apr 21, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
D5360 Youth Service Sub Committee Check-In
Zoom Meeting
May 04, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Club Leadership Team Training Workshop #2
Drumheller (planned)
May 14, 2021
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
District Conference 2021 - Navigating a New World
Drumheller (planned)
May 14, 2021 6:00 PM –
May 16, 2021 11:03 AM
District Annual General Webinar
Zoom Delivered Meeting
May 17, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
May Club Learning Webinar
Zoom Delivered Webinar
May 19, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
June Club Learning Webinar
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Jun 16, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
AG Forum
Jun 18, 2021
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
District Leadership Team Workshop
Jun 19, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District Board Meeting
Jun 25, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Parade Float in Raymond
Jul 01, 2021
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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