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Ian, Rotary and the Environment, Tue Mar 2

Ian, Rotary, and the Environment!

Tuesday, March 2, 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm, MST 

12:15 Greeting & Intro: Fun info about Ian, RI’s new Area of Focus, RICON and the joint Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group & Rotary Action Group for Peace Conference, and more!
12:30 Ian on RI's New Area of Focus/Cause: Protecting the Environment
12:45 Q&A moderated by Karen Kendrick-Hands, ESRAG Projects Director, and Ken Howell, 2020-23 Zone 27 Rotary Foundation Coordinator
Register by Sat, Feb 27 at Ian, Rotary, and the Environment!
Banff Rotary Club, 50/50 Cash Raffle

Banff Rotary Club established and built a community park and children’s playground in 1978. We have upgraded the park over the years since and the current features are nearing the end of their physical life.

The Club is excited to embark on a project to rebuild the park and replace the children’s play area by starting our fundraising with an Online 50/50 Raffle.

Funds raised from this raffle will support this project.

Important Information

Ticket Sales End: March 15, 2021
Draw Date: March 20, 2021
Draw Location: Banff Rotary Park, 527 Banff Avenue, Banff, Alberta

The winner will be contacted to claim their prize.

Thank you for your support!

Click to Purchase!

Strategies for Overcoming Mental Health Challenges During COVID
Dear Family of Rotary,
Your mental health and wellness are much more important now than ever! And we care!
A new district-wide collaboration, #Rotarians4MentalHealth and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) are hosting a 90-minute interactive webinar addressing “Overcoming Mental Health Challenges in a Global Pandemic”.
You have two dates to chose from Wed., February 24 @ 7:00 pm  OR  Sat., Mar. 6 @ 10:00 am.
All of our Family of Rotary members and friends are welcome to sign up. (Cost sponsored by CMHA-5360 collaboration.)
Here are the registration links…..
Feb 24, 2021 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Mar 6, 2021 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Int. Projects Cmte, Guest Speakers, Wed Feb 17
Time: Feb 17, 2021 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Sonya Graham from the University of Calgary Project 90.  Project90 is a student-run club full of students who strive to make a difference in the world with engineering skills that have been built and learnt throughout their studies. They partner with Non-Governmental Organizations as well as work with local professionals to undertake projects through these organizations. A few of their past projects can be found through the following link:  
Waleska Crowe is the Guatemala Deputy Director Engineers Without Borders USA and co-founder of Hiteca, a company studying the feasibility of micro-hydroelectrics , as well as representing Rotary  Guatemala.  Her identity as 50% indigenous Quiche Mayan and her journey to self-discovery allow her a perspective that helps her connect with the communities she works with. Waleska brings tremendous wisdom and heart into her work with rural Guatemalan communities
Attached is a recent video interview with Waleska.
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.
"Uniendo América" Project Fair, Thu Feb 18 - 20

"Uniendo América" Project Fair

For more than 25 years, Districts 4240 and 4250 have organized “Uniendo América” Project Fair. Its purpose, to provide a meeting point for Clubs of Central America and Clubs of North America so they may join forces to collaborate and carry out projects together to improve the quality of life in the Central American communities.
This year the organizer and host of the Project Fair is Panama, part of District 4240.  We extend a cordial invitation and ask you to advertise and promote this event among the clubs of your districts and encourage participation so that we may strengthen the bonds of friendship, companionship and collaboration between our two geographical regions.
For further information you may write to us by email at address:, write a message to WhatsApp (+507) 6601-2658, visit us on Facebook or Instagram: @uniendoamerica2021proyectfair.  For registrations visit our website .
The dates for the “Uniendo América” Project Fair will be February   18th – 20th of 2021.
We look forward to your participation.
To register, go to  and select the REGISTER button.
It starts with entertainment online on Feb 18 (Thursday evening +2hour time exchange),
With virtual booths to wander through, presentations in English and Spanish, and projects to look at. 
UofC Pitch Night, Open for Submission
University of Calgary Rotaract Club is hosting a Pitch Night on Friday, February 26, 2021 from 6-7 pm via Zoom.
In this event, presenters will give a short (~5 min) presentation on their organization/charity that they are passionate about.
Then the audience members will choose their favourite, and the first prize winner will receive a monetary prize to be given as a donation for the organization/charity that they presented on. 
Interested Rotarians can sign up to pitch at the pitch and Pitch Night by using this Google form: 
Sylvan Lake Lighthouse Fundraiser
An opportunity to commemorate special memories and connections to Sylvan Lake.   A long-lasting legacy. 
Zoom Host & Panelist Tech Setup
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.
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
Membership Strat for Recruitment and Retention
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Feb 17, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Leadership Team Training Workshop #1
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Feb 20, 2021
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Leadership Team Training Workshop #2
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Feb 27, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District Strategic Planning Follow-up Discussion
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Mar 03, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Leadership Team Training Workshop #1
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Mar 10, 2021
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Leadership Team Training Workshop #2
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Mar 17, 2021
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Protecting the Environment Webinar
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Mar 24, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Webinar:Vulnerable Sector Protocols
Apr 07, 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
April Club Learning Webinar
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Apr 21, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Navigating a New World Conference 2021
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
District Annual General Meeting
Zoom Delivered Meeting
May 17, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Webinar: Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Zoom Delivered Webinar
May 19, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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
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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