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Wine Raffle, Thu Apr 23, for Australian Wildfire Relief
The Rotary Club of High River is fundraising to support Rotary efforts in rebuilding after the devastating fires in Australia.
Please buy a ticket(s) and help us help them!
Contact Wally Gardiner to buy a ticket electronically
United Way Presentation, Recorded Wed Apr 8

Learn more about the impacts to our communities and the inspiring response to Covid-19 through the lens of the Community Hubs Initiative, with our partners at United Way of Calgary and Area, and the City of Calgary.

Keynote Speaker
Karen Young
President & CEO, United Way of Calgary and Area
Karen Young joined United Way of Calgary and Area as vice president and chief operating officer in 2014. On April 26, 2016, United Way’s Board appointed Karen as president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2017. Karen came to United Way from The City of Calgary where she served for 26 years as an award-winning leader. As the director of Community and Neighbourhood Services at The City, Karen led change management, strategic planning and policy, partnership management, funding and grant programs, financial administration, community relations, and program development initiatives.
Covid-19 Community Response Fund
The COVID-19 Community Response Fund is a collaboration with The City of Calgary (including the Calgary Emergency Management Agency), and United Way of Calgary and Area, to support community agencies who are working diligently to keep Calgarians safe and well.  
Video update from DG Christine Rendell
District 5360 Club Reported Changes
Clubs are invited to use the District Zoom Account - please email District Administrator Charlene Bearden for the information.
Clubs can also sign up for their own account at and use Code ZOOMROTARY for a 20% discount.
Join a Club Meeting via Zoom. See links below...


Learning new skills from home

Rotary Training Talk

April 2020
Training Rotary leaders around the world
Learning new skills from home
Even when you can’t hold training meetings in person, members can still develop new skills and knowledge by taking courses online. Rotary’s Learning Center offers courses on everything from managing training sessions and mentoring to leading change and dealing with conflict. See the course catalog on My Rotary, which includes links to each course.

Rotarians can learn basic information through the Learning Center courses, then attend more in-depth webinars or online meetings to generate ideas together, make action plans, and even organize community projects.

Courses are available in 20 languages, including Mandarin (listed under “traditional Chinese”), Swedish, Thai, and several Eastern European languages.

To gauge members’ online learning, district leaders can get Learning Center reports for their districts. They’ll first need to complete the Access to Learning Center Reports course. Rotary staff will then set up automatic weekly emails with the reports for them.

The following district leaders have been enrolled in that course and can receive reports after they complete it:
  • District governors-elect
  • Current and incoming district trainers
  • District membership chairs
  • District Rotary Foundation chairs
For district leaders that get these emailed reports, we will soon start sending two reports: one about the courses members have taken and the other about their learning plans.

Also be sure to register for the webinar Optimizing Rotary’s Learning Center, 21 April, 14:00-15:00 Chicago time (UTC-5). You’ll find out how you can use the social learning features available in Learning Topics to continue engaging members online.

You can also register for the Connect With the (Online) Rotary World webinar, 28 April, 15:00-15:45 Chicago time (UTC-5) to hear from Rotarians who are leading their clubs and districts in connecting with each other online.  

Questions? Email
Save the Date, Fri Jun 12, 2020 Canmore Golf Tournament
Last year we raised just under $65,000!
Now accepting sponsors.
Visit our website for more information, or reach out to the Chair of Fundraising, Ryan Houston at or 403.688.0388.
Calgary Stampede Parade Breakfast, Fri Jul 3,

The Calgary Stampede 2020 is just around the corner!

Join people from around the world at The Calgary West Rotary Club's 27th annual Stampede Parade Gourmet Breakfast on Friday, July 3th, 2020, 7:00–9:00 am. Parade to follow. Enter on the SW Corner of 7th Street SW. The breakfast quickly sells out so click on TICKETS to purchase yours today. Don't miss out on the fun!
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Upcoming Events
Administrative Professionals Day
Apr 22, 2020
8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
District Board Meeting
Zoom Online - Register in advance
Apr 24, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Mother's Day
May 10, 2020 11:59 PM
Victoria Day
May 18, 2020 11:59 PM
Parade Float in Stettler Rodeo Parade
Jun 13, 2020
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
District Leadership Team Meet-up
Jun 19, 2020
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Summer Solstice
Jun 20, 2020 11:59 PM
District Leadership Team Sharing Workshop
Jun 20, 2020
7:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Father's Day
Jun 21, 2020 11:59 PM
National Indigenous People's Day
Jun 21, 2020 11:59 PM
District Board Meeting
Jun 26, 2020
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Canada Day
Jul 01, 2020 11:59 PM
Parade Float in Drumheller
Jul 01, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Heritage Day
Aug 03, 2020 11:59 PM
Parade Float at Lethbridge Whoop Up Days TBC
Fort Whoop UP Days
Aug 18, 2020 8:00 AM –
Aug 22, 2020 5:00 PM
Labour Day
Sep 07, 2020 11:59 PM
Parade Float in Cochrane Labour Day Parade
Cochrane Parade
Sep 07, 2020
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Parade Float at Chestermere Country Parade
Chestermere Parade
Sep 12, 2020
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Iron Lung at District 5370 Conference
Sep 16, 2020 9:00 AM –
Sep 21, 2020 4:00 PM
Fall Equinox
Sep 22, 2020 11:59 PM
Thanksgiving Day
Oct 12, 2020 11:59 PM
Oct 31, 2020 11:59 PM
Daylight Saving Time ends
Nov 01, 2020
2:00 AM – 3:00 AM
Remembrance Day
Nov 11, 2020 11:59 PM
Nov 14, 2020 11:59 PM
Winter Solstice
Dec 21, 2020 11:59 PM
Christmas Day
Dec 25, 2020 11:59 PM
New Year's Day
Jan 01, 2021 11:59 PM
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