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District Conference, Sat May 1
 
 
REGISTRATION CLOSES THURSDAY AT 8:00 PM Register Here
 
DG Mary Turner invites you to connect and reconnect with the Family of Rotary, Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors & EarlyActors as we all come together at the District Conference, Saturday, May 1, 2021.
 
Video is also available on YouTube. Click to view DG Mary Turner and Rotarian Matt Knox on the District Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnoyKh_iYQs
 
Rotarian at Heritage Park Matt Knox introduces the Conference program and events under the theme, Navigating A New World. Be sure to engage with the District for an informative and fun event.
 
See more information www.Discon5360.ca
 
NEW
36th Annual Lobster Dinner - Drive-thru Edition
Join us on June 11 for a Lobster dinner - drive-thru edition. We are so excited to host a community event, even if it looks a bit different than we are used to. You can find all the details and purchase tickets at https://lacomberotarylobster.eventbrite.ca
 
Community Shred Day, Sun May 16
Building Strong Communities, Thu May 6, 4:00 pm
Rotary, United Way, City of Calgary Community Hubs Project
Community Safety, Building Strong Communities, Cross-Sector Collaboration

Join us for a panel discussion on May 6th
 
A city’s strength begins in its roots – the communities where people live, work, and learn. Partnerships and collaboration between organizations are critical to building up that strength. It is important that we offer a city-wide, multi-sector approach to community safety and wellness that proactively addresses issues that impact people’s lives, like crime, social inclusion, and mental health and addictions. Recovering from a global pandemic will require all of us to work together to build stronger neighbourhoods.
 
Join us as we discuss how Calgary Police Service, the City of Calgary, and United Way of Calgary and Area are working together to build hope and resiliency to support every citizen’s quality of life. 
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Community Service Chairs, Open House, Wed May 12, 5:00pm
Rotary Clubs of Calgary Community Services Committee Chairs Group
Open House Information Meeting –
 
Wednesday, May 12, 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM– via Zoom
Special Guest – Calgary Health Foundation
 
The Foothill Medical Centre Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) serves Southern Alberta, Southwest Saskatchewan, Southeast BC and even the state of Montana on occasion providing critical care to newborns.  The unit is amid an $83 million redevelopment and expansion. 
 
A team from Calgary Health Foundation and Foothill Medical Centre will be presenting this project to the committee at its regular meeting.    Given the geographical scope of this project, the committee would like to allow all Rotarians in District 5360 to learn more about the NICU and its role in the lives of premature babies requiring critical care.
 
The Calgary Health Foundation invites the Rotary Club to consider an investment of $2,000,000 over 5 years to create the Rotary Club Welcome Centre at the Foothills NICU.  This investment will provide the much-needed financial resources to build and furnish the space, supporting staff, family and friends as they come to visit.
 
Please join us for the40 minute presentation:
 
 
Phone in option: 
+1 587 328 1099 Canada
Meeting ID: 966 718 5318
Password: 5360
 
For further information:
Gary Webster:  ga.webster@shaw.ca
Howie Shikaze:  shikazeh@gmail.com
 
TIME
Summer of Service, Info Session, Apr 28
 
 
Do you know a university student or young professional who would benefit from joining Rotary?
 
The Rotaract Committee in partnership with Rotaract United is hosting an information session to share some information about how to join Rotaract and our new initiative - Summer of Service.
 
We are looking to engage young people virtually over the summer and empower them to participate in community service activities and projects. The session is open to anyone! 
 
April 28th, 6:30-8:00 PM
 
 
For more information contact Rotaract Chair Justine at justine.wild@ucalgary.ca 
Homelessness Presentation, Tue May 4, Noon
Are our beliefs about homelessness supported by data?  Come listen to this excellent presentation on
 

“What the data telling us about poverty and our strategies to reduce it.”

As Rotarians, how can we help?
 
Dr. Ron Kneebone Scientific Director of Social Policy and Health at the University of Calgary School of Public Policy. Ron’s research focuses on government budgets and the economics of homelessness and poverty.  He shepherds a small but dedicated team of researchers at the School focused on improving public policy outcomes. He is currently a member of the federal government’s Homelessness Data Advisory Committee. https://econ.ucalgary.ca/manageprofile/profiles/120-145180/ronald-d-kneebone-cv.pdf
 
Presented by Calgary Sarcee
Time: May 4, 2021 04:00 PM
 
Meeting ID: 883 2540 7815
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Building Strong Communities, Thu May 6, Panel Discussion
Rotary, United Way, City of Calgary Community Hubs Project
Community Safety, Building Strong Communities, Cross-Sector Collaboration

Join us for a panel discussion on May 6th
 
A city’s strength begins in its roots – the communities where people live, work, and learn. Partnerships and collaboration between organizations are critical to building up that strength. It is important that we offer a city-wide, multi-sector approach to community safety and wellness that proactively addresses issues that impact people’s lives, like crime, social inclusion, and mental health and addictions. Recovering from a global pandemic will require all of us to work together to build stronger neighbourhoods.
 
Join us as we discuss how Calgary Police Service, the City of Calgary, and United Way of Calgary and Area are working together to build hope and resiliency to support every citizen’s quality of life. 
 
 
Meeting ID: 955 9478 6396  
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EVENTS
Hyder Hassan, Mon May 10, Calgary West

Gateway Program Information Session

 
 
Hyder Hassan, CEO of Immigrant Services Calgary will be speaking on their new Gateway Program which is a digital system designed for new immigrants to connect them to a caring team, who are ready to listen and provide experienced guidance so they can get established and access all the support they need to build their future their way. The program links the new immigrant with up to 40 partner agencies to provide the information and service they need – it is a story about collaboration
 
 
 
 
 
Hyder Hassan is the CEO of Immigrant Services Calgary where it unleashes the economic, social, and civic potential of newcomers. His distinct 15 years’ leadership experience with various Canadian and Albertan financial institutions holds him as an influential contributor to the Calgary community. His motto of Service above Self is his drive for engaging in community volunteering roles like the Rotary Club, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Junior Achievement, and Alberta Health Services.
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 885 1333 7298
Passcode: 601849
 
You may also join the meeting directly from our website ( https://calgarywestrotaryclub.org
Ice Off the Lake, On now to May 31 (approx)
 

Sylvan Lake "Ice Off the Lake" contest

 
$5 per guess.  (Note: If you want to choose 3 different dates you must make 3 separate $5 transactions.) 
 
All information is on the poster. 
 
 
Win your summer transportation!
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.
 
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TRF Gala Fundraiser and Tailgate Party, Wed, May 12 
TRF Tailgate Party Special Guest Danielle Smith!
Danielle Smith, the former leader of the opposition and leader of the Wildrose Party, will be our special guest for the District 5360 TRF Tailgate Party after the TRF Gala on May 12. Danielle will be available to answer questions and talk about the issues that are affecting Alberta during these challenging times.
 
Register for the TRF Gala on May 12 for access to the Tailgate Party and to help support the Rotary Foundation. Our help is needed more than ever to do good. This is our Call to Action!
Wednesday, May 12, 2021, 8:00 pm ET
(6:00pm MT)
 
The Rotary Foundation Gala will be a ~60-minute fast-paced virtual Fundraiser designed to fundraise for both the Annual Funds and PolioPlus.
 
Our Gala evening will feature a "Red Carpet" pre-show that kicks off at 8:00 pm ET sharp hosted by Rotary International's first female President, Jennifer Jones! Master of Ceremonies, Past RI Director Jeffry Cadorette, will host the variety show featuring distinguished speakers, entertainers, inspiring stories about service supported by TRF and much more!
 
Tickets to the virtual event are available by clicking this link trellis.org/rotary-gala and are USD$110 plus applicable fees, of which $100 is a fully credited donation to TRF.  You get a charitable tax receipt and 100 Paul Harris Fellowship points, and your District gets credit towards their Foundation goals.
Your participation allows Rotarians, clubs and Districts to DO MORE GOOD. Donations are directed 75% to the Annual Fund of TRF and 25% to the PolioPlus fund.
 
Sylvan Lake Lighthouse, Stone Sales Update
 

Only a few spots remain!

 
Check out the poster and reserve your spot soon!
 
An opportunity to commemorate special memories and connections to Sylvan Lake.   A long-lasting legacy. 
 
Celebrating 70 Years of Supporting Local Charities 
 
For 70 years, buying a ticket to the Stampede Lotteries has offered the opportunity to win incredible prizes each July. But more than that, it has offered hope and support to charities within the community. In the 1950s, the first prizes were flashy cars, quickly followed by the very first Dream Home, soon to become the Rotary Dream Home, through the involvement of the Rotary Club of Calgary South (now the Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park). It was a six-room, two-car garage bungalow, valued at $35,000. Ticket buyers came in droves, hoping to win the modern home or one of the extravagant vehicles in a draw that took place in front of the packed Grandstand. And just as the value of the prizing grew each year, so did the support of local charities.  
 
With more than 100 prizes valued at more than $2.2 million, the Calgary Stampede Lotteries is bigger and better than ever in 2021. It includes the most valuable prize ever offered, the Rotary Dream Home by Homes by Avi, with a bonus of $100,000 cash. Tickets are now on sale to win the Dream Home as well as the new Kinsmen Lottery, which is now worth more than a million dollars. It features 8 grand prizes, including a truck & fifth wheel package valued at more than $230,000, and a wide assortment of other big-ticket items including a cash prize of $100,000. There are also more than 50 additional prize packages to win, plus the largest ever Early Bird prize, a ready-to-go-anywhere class B motor coach valued at nearly $155,000.
 
To learn more about the 2021 Stampede Lotteries prizing and ticket packages, visit CalgaryStampedeLotteries.ca
RAYEC Camp, Aug 8 - 14, 2021
 
With the current restrictions and continued uncertainty, we have made the difficult decision to cancel RAYEC for 2021.  Not the news we wanted to share -
 
But we do have a new program for youth to check out for 2021. 

MHC Venture Start-Up  |  Presented by RAYEC is a partnership with Medicine Hat College and generously supported by RBC.


Visit our website at www.rotaryayec.ca for more information or contact Jodie at rotaryayec@gmail.com
PDG Glen Baillie Memorial Fundraiser
Glen Baillie Memorial Fundraiser
 
Glen was District Governor of District 5360 in 1996 – 1997. In those days, District 5360 was made up of 67 clubs, covering the area from the Montana border to Dawson Creek. Glen and his wife Marjorie made a visit to every club and impacted every Rotarian they met.
 
Glen’s son Larry invites you to remember Glen and raise donations for the Canadian Cancer Society and Rotary by running in the Winnipeg Police Society Half Marathon on May 2nd.
 
Glen was passionate about Rotary, and his awareness and education for issues such as Polio Plus and third world countries were always on his mind. Glen passed away on November 11, 2020, from Covid-19 in a Winnipeg long-term care facility. 
 
Here's a link to the Glen Baillie Memorial Fund set up within the Canmore Rotary Club Charitable Foundation  https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/56113. Tax receipts can be issued for amounts over $25
 
Please consider a donation.
 
Thanks,
 
Bob Aishford
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 (info@martinparnell.com ) to discuss any position. 

NEW OPPORTUNITIES!!!
  • District Youth Exchange Training Lead – Outbound (1)
  • District Youth Exchange Training Lead – Inbound and Rebound (1)
  • District Youth Exchange Administrator (volunteer position) (1)
For more opportunities, click "read more" or visit the District Site/Leadership Opportunities
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Zoom Host & Panelist Tech Setup
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Also available are Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Videos
 
 
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Upcoming Events
Navigating a New World Conference - Virtual
May 01, 2021
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
D5360 Youth Service Sub Committee Check-In
Zoom Meeting
May 04, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
Protecting the Environment: Practical Ideas
Zoom Delivered Webinar
May 05, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Virtual Gala & Fundraiser
Online - www.bit.ly/TRF-Gala
May 12, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Career & Financial Management Workshop For Youth
Zoom Delivered Meeting
May 15, 2021
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 
Rotary-Rotaract "Mentorship Mixer"
Zoom Delivered Meeting
May 16, 2021 5:00 PM –
May 22, 2021 6:30 PM
 
Webinar: Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Zoom Delivered Webinar
May 19, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Victoria Day
May 24, 2021
 
Club Leadership Team Training Workshop #3
Zoom Delivered Meeting
May 29, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Club Leadership Team Training Workshop #3
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Jun 02, 2021
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
District Annual General Meeting
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Jun 07, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
House of Friendship Project Fair
Zoom Delivered Event
Jun 09, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
DG Mary's Year-end Celebration Event
Zoom Delivered Event
Jun 16, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
AG Forum
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Jun 18, 2021
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
 
District Leadership Team Workshop
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Jun 19, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
District Board Meeting
Zoom Meeting
Jun 25, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
Launch "Move to End Polio" Fundraiser
District Wide Fundraiser
Jul 01, 2021
12:01 AM – 11:59 PM
 
Parade Float in Drumheller
Raymond
Jul 01, 2021
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
 
AG Check-in
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Jul 20, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Club Learning Webinar: Comms and Social Media
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Jul 21, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
District Board Team Building Workshop
Zoom Delivered Workshop
Jul 24, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
August Club Learning Webinar
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Aug 18, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Club Learning Webinar
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Aug 18, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
District Board Meeting
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Aug 20, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
 
Labour Day
Sep 06, 2021
 
September Club Learning Webinar
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Sep 15, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Assembly
Waterton Community Centre
Sep 17, 2021 12:00 PM –
Sep 19, 2021 12:00 PM
 
Parade Float in Chestermere
Chestemere
Sep 18, 2021 9:00 AM –
Sep 21, 2021 4:00 PM
 
AG Check-in
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Sep 21, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Thanksgiving Day
Oct 11, 2021
 
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