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Feature Event

Strawberry Shortcake Deliveries, Wed Feb 14, Calgary & Airdrie

District Events Digest

Got Art? Donate to Second Chance Art Auction
Playscape Paint Party, Sat Mar 3, Red Deer
Tickets available from  Sunrise Member Callie Beamish
Phone: 403-505-2669
Office Address: 100 4327 54th Ave Red Deer
RYLA, May 10-13, Camp Chestermere
RV Convoy to Toronto RI Convention!
RV to the Toronto RI Convention and Camp next to the Convention !!!
 RV Fellowship of Rotarians (RVF) Annual Rally in Toronto • June 19 to June 22, 2018
 Rotary International Toronto Convention • June 23 to June 27, 2018
Drive your RV or camper to the RI Convention in Toronto, and stay next to the Convention Center along Lake Shore Boulevard at a campground created by the RV Fellowship of Rotarians.  It will be on the Rotary bus route, and alternatively just a 5 to 10-minute walk to the RI Convention site.

For information and sign-up details go to

The Recreational Vehicle Fellowship, or RVF as it is affectionately known by its members, is one of the 74 fellowships of Rotary in which the members have a common bond ... in our case a love for camping and rallies in various scenic locations in North America.  Our membership includes Americans, Canadians, Brits and Australians ... and hopefully you!

If you are a Rotarian and have a love for camping, be it in a pop-up tent trailer or a Class A motorhome, join our fun group.  Even if you cannot make it to Toronto, there are a number of other events and Rallies each year that may fit your schedule.

To check out past rallies, our newsletter, and for a membership application, go to our website:

Stephen Pick
RVF Newsletter Editor
Rotary Club of Calgary Chinook
Rotary Zone Conference, Sep 18-20, Montreal

Michelle O'Brien
District Governor, Rotary District 5010, Alaska-Yukon 2016-2017
Assistant Public Image Coordinator, Zone 24W
General Chair, Rotary Zones 24&32 Institute, 2018

636 Main Street
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
(907)247-8080 direct
(907)220-7989 cellular

Calgary & Area Spring RLI Sessions
High River & Area Spring RLI Sessions
District Award Nomination Request
please note the deadline for the following awards are coming soon.
Please consider nominating suitable candidates and projects and send your nominations to
Recognize a club in your district whose project has addressed a significant problem or need in your community (international projects are not eligible). You can nominate one club per district each year.
Who can nominate: District Governors
Deadline: 15 March
Download the Nomination form
This award recognizes one outstanding Rotarian or Rotaractor within the District who was inspired to demonstrate outstanding achievement in Rotary and in the community both locally and internationally and through his or her actions has been an inspiration to others to do the same.
Deadline: 31 March
Download the Application form
Click below to read more about the Dr. Monty J. Audenart Inspirational Award
Spiders in Space, Thu Feb 1, Calgary
Join us to hear Todd Hirsch speak about adapting to unwanted change.
Date: Thursday, February 1
Time: 12 Noon to 1:30 PM
Location: Coast Plaza Hotel, Horizon's Bistro
Cost: $23 - Includes Buffet Lunch
From small disappointments to heartbreaking tragedies, unwanted change blindsides us and leaves us wondering what to do next. It might be new neighbours constantly blasting loud music late at night; it might be a technological breakthrough that leaves your business in its dust; it might be a heart attack that nearly kills you.

Whatever form it takes, unwanted change requires us to adapt to a harsher environment. Like the spiders sent into space by NASA that found ways to spin their webs without the aid of gravity, we have to find ways to overcome the pitfalls that life places in our path.
Drawing on inspiring stories of individuals, organizations and businesses, Todd will explore a selection of adaptive traits that can help us not only survive but thrive, when unwanted change comes our way.
Based on Todd's latest book with co-author Rob Roach, it's a timely topic given the unwanted change brought about by two years of recession in Alberta.

Don't miss this inspiring event.
Casino for a Cause, Sat Feb 3, Airdrie
Join in the Fun!
Saturday 3rd February 2018,
Casino for a Cause 
Doors Open 19h00 – 01h00
This Fun-Money games evening is $45/person, which provides you with:
  •         Right of entrance
  •         Free Appetizers throughout the evening 
  •         $50,000 Free Fun-Money to play
  •         Music & Dancing
  •         Access to the following games
    •    BlackJack
    •    Roulette
    •    Craps
    •    Poker
Cash bar for the whole night!
Items will be auctioned off at the end of the night to cash in that fun-money!
Based on last year’s response, it promises to be a really fun night!!
Yuk Yuk's Comedy Night, Thu Feb 8, Calgary
2018 Curling Bonspiel, Feb 23-25, Edmonton
There are now 9 teams registered for the District 5360/5370 Curling Bonspiel which is just 7 weeks away.  Since we are hoping for 32 Teams, we are now 28% full.  Four of the 9 teams are from Calgary, two are from Edmonton, and one each from Grande Prairie, Fort St. John and Lethbridge. 
We could certainly use a few more sponsors in order to balance the budget for this event.  If you or your company are interested in advertising in the Bonspiel Program and the event signage, please reply to this message and we will provide appropriate details.
We look forward to seeing many of you at our opening Reception/Registration at the Thistle Curling Club in Edmonton at 7:00 pm on Thursday evening, February 22, 2018.  Actual curling will commence on Friday morning and the four event finals will happen on Sunday afternoon.  Friday night and Saturday night social events will occur at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre.
You can also participate in the SHUT OUT POLIO Junior Hockey Game & Rotary Mixer at Rogers Place on Sunday afternoon after the curling finals.
Registration for a 4-person curling team is $620 and you can pay via credit card or cheque at
Yours in Rotary,
Brian Thompson,
Rotary Club of Edmonton West,
Host of 2018 Rotary District 5360/5370 Bonspiel
Discon18 Registration Now Open
Hitmen Game/Rotary Day, Sat Mar 3, Calgary
Calgary Rotaract is hosting Rotary Day on Saturday March 3rd, 2018 @ 7pm at the Calgary Hitmen Game! We invite you all out to celebrate Rotary and have all Rotarians come together for a night out!
Tickets are $15/each and proceeds from the tickets will be raised for Calgary Rotaract and Women In Need Society.

If you are unable to make the event, please consider purchasing a pair of tickets and donating them to the Women In Need Society, to allow us to send someone who otherwise would not be able to afford to go!

For tickets or any questions, please email 
Calgary Rotaract will also visit each Rotary Club to sell tickets! 
ORDER NOW The Plants were GREAT!, Tue Jan 2, Calgary

4th Annual Veggie Plant Fundraiser is NOW OPEN

Order online HERE




WhaZUP! Editor
Charlene Bearden
Upcoming Events
Medicine Hat PETs - President Elect Training
Medicine Hat Lodge Resort, Casino & Spa
Feb 03, 2018
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Rotary Conf- Environmental Sustainability & Peace
Feb 09, 2018 8:00 AM –
Feb 11, 2018 4:00 PM
Red Deer PETs - President Elect Training
Olds College
Feb 17, 2018
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Family Day - Alberta
Feb 19, 2018 11:59 PM
Globe Cinema
Feb 21, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
AG Check-in
Feb 27, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
District Board Mtg.
Mar 02, 2018
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
RLI MOD 1 Calgary - Register Here
Rotary Challenger Park
Mar 10, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
St. Patrick's Day
Mar 17, 2018 11:59 PM
RLI - MOD 1 High River
High River Memorial Center
Mar 17, 2018
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
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