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 clubs and members in
Southern Alberta and Western Saskatchewan.
May 2016
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.
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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:

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