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Christmas Hamper Project
Calgary Downtown Christmas Hamper committee are encouraging any Rotarians to reach out on an individual basis if they would be interested in adopting a family or two.
This year we are targeting 100 families with 75 of them recommended by school principals and 25 of them coming from our Stay In School program.
To cover the costs, the committee looks for cheques for $250 each to raise the $50,000 needed to cover 100 families. 
(*Many who adopt a family go above the budgeted amounts out of their own pocket, which is perfectly fine, but not expected.)
When you get assigned a family, you will receive a list of the names of the family members, the kids" wish lists", and other details that the schools tend to send along. You will then go shopping, gift wrapping and delivering (which is the fun part!)
Please circulate to your members this year, and if interested I will put you in touch with the lead contact person to indicate your interest!
Calgary Downtown
Interact for Health, Buy Pins!

“Get excited because the Interact Clubs at Western Canada and Sir Winston Churchill high schools in Calgary have been collaborating on a fundraising event, and we’re starting it up soon! If you donate more than $7 to Polio and COVID-19, you will receive a beautifully designed pin. The money raised will go specifically to Rotary International’s End Polio Now campaign and the Calgary Foothills Medical Center. We are now collecting order forms for pins, and when they arrive during the first week of December, we will begin to deliver them. If you’re interested, you can order them on our online order form, and we will reach out to you then to work out details for delivery. Please support us — it’s for a wonderful cause!


The pin that we have created is a symbol of our unity and hope in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Polio disease. Flowers tend to represent spring, which reflects our hope of new beginnings as the world comes together in an effort to end the global crisis. Each flower held by the hands is a contribution to the coming of spring and new hope out of the long winter that was created by the pandemic. The flowers vary in colours and sizes, representing both the small and large services that have been made towards the cause; each is a valuable part of the bouquet and symbolizes how every contribution to this pandemic takes us one step closer to ending it. We are high school students, limited in the scope of what we can contribute, but the pin reflects our desire to come together and serve a cause much greater than ourselves. As we are two different clubs coming together, the two hands represent us respectively on the pin, while the golden Rotary emblem at the bottom symbolizes how this union is only made possible with the foundation of support we receive from the Rotary club today.


Let’s all INTERACT for health!”

Fresh Wreath Purchase benefits Team Alex
In collaboration with the
, Stems is honoured to be a part of a fundraiser to benefit TEAM ALEX this holiday season.
In support, we have designed a unique 'Rotary Wreath' available in 3 different sizes. 20% of each of these wreaths will go back to TEAM ALEX and their dedication to education and help surrounding suicide.
2020 has been a challenging year for many, and these obstacles do not discriminate, with the potential for major effects on youth's mental health.
For more information and/or to purchase your wreath click here:
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. 

  • 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
  • Grant Audit Committee members (2)
    • Assist Chair with the annual District Grant Audit
    • Total time per person: 4 to 6 hours
  • 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 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.
  • RAYEC Committee member (1)
    • Applicant to be from Northern Sector of District
DEI Survey Closing soon, ACT TODAY!
Take the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey for your club!
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee is committed to helping our district through education, understanding, and support in creating inviting communities to all cultures, experiences, and identities through our Rotary clubs. 
Participating in optional surveys or providing feedback helps District 5360 better to serve our clubs.
Our hope is this survey will help our committee better understand the current climate and needs of each club as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion experience, training, and opportunities to further our mission of Rotary’s global vision.
The survey should take between 15-20 minutes.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact the DEI Chair Sadia Khan at
Gift Certificates Raffle, Draw Dec 1, Calgary Sarcee
Order Holiday Gifts and Support NStep!
Christmas Cash Raffle, Draw Dec 15, Medicine Hat Sunrise
Send questions, e-mail transfers, or credit card payments
Cheer for a Year Raffle, Draw Dec 17, Medicine Hat Saamis
Webinar w. Jennifer Jones, Mon Dec 21
In a rare opportunity, all District Rotarians are invited to listen to Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President 2022-23, from the Rotary Club of Windsor Roseland. Jennifer is a Canadian and will be the first Women President of Rotary International.
All Rotarians are welcome to join the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge on Monday, December 21 at 12 noon by way of a Zoom Webinar. Those interested should register at the link below as follows:  Firstname Lastname – Club
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The meeting will be one hour in length, in webinar format and is open to all Rotarians.
Day of 1000 Lunches, Volunteers Needed
As mentioned, the Salvation Army is looking to partner with Rotary Clubs in their "Day of 1000 Lunches" program.
The goal is to pack up a thousand lunch kits that will contain a lunch (obviously) along with a toque, socks and gloves.  We have organized a broad group of volunteers to spread out over the city and distribute these kits to both the folks in the Salvation Army facilities but also to those who are “living rough”.   
(*This idea came out of our own committee but it has been so overwhelmingly accepted that the Salvation Army units in Edmonton, Ft. McMurray, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat are also going to do this with the result that there will be in the order of 3,000 lunches delivered on November 19th. )
Gerry Wood and George Brookman are the Co-Chairs of the campaign, and they are looking to see if Rotary was in the position to support this effort in both a financial and volunteer perspective.
Let me know if you or your club would be interested in getting involved with this initiative and I'll connect you with the right folks!
Calgary Downtown
The Huron Carole Virtual Bookings Available
Rotary and Brewery Partnership
Christmas Cash Raffle, Draw Date Dec 20, Calgary North
House of Friendship Applications Open
On behalf of District Governor Mary Turner, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome and invite you to apply for a booth at the House of Friendship, which will form part of the conference in May 2021.

Our upcoming District Conference, to be held in Drumheller from May 14 - 16 will have a strong focus on the House of Friendship. It is our desire that our exhibitors will reflect our theme of “Navigating a New World”. Time will be set aside during the conference to be able to fully engage with exhibitors. Download Application Form

We will be taking submissions up to December 15. Early in January the selection committee will review applications and start to form the House of Friendship. All applicants will be advised accordingly.

If you have questions please email me at
We look forward to receiving your applications and of course seeing you in May!!!
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
District Board Meeting
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Nov 27, 2020
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
AG Forum
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Nov 27, 2020
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
District Leadership Team Workshop
Zoom Delivered Workshop
Nov 28, 2020
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Webinar: The Importance of Goal Setting
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Dec 02, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
December Club Learning Webinar #2
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Dec 16, 2020
7:00 PM – 8:00 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
D5360 Youth Service Sub Committee Check-In
Jan 05, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
District Strategic Plan Mid-Year Review
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Jan 12, 2021
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
January Club Learning Webinar
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Jan 20, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Board Meeting
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Jan 29, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
AG Check-in
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Feb 09, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
District Committee Check-in
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Feb 10, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
February Club Learning Webinar
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Feb 17, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Club Leadership Team Training Workshop-Part 1
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Feb 20, 2021
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Leadership Team Training Workshop-Part 2
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Feb 27, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Leadership Team Training Workshop-Part 1
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Mar 10, 2021
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Leadership Team Training Workshop-Part 2
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Mar 17, 2021
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
March Club Learning Webinar
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Mar 24, 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
District Committee Check-in
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Apr 14, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
April Club Learning Webinar
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Apr 21, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
D5360 Youth Service Sub Committee Check-In
May 04, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Club Leadership Team Training Workshop #2
Drumheller (planned)
May 14, 2021
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Navigating a New World Conference 2021
May 14, 2021 5:00 PM –
May 16, 2021 1:00 PM
District Conference 2021 - Navigating a New World
Drumheller (planned)
May 14, 2021 6:00 PM –
May 16, 2021 11:03 AM
District Annual General Meeting
Zoom Delivered Meeting
May 17, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
May Club Learning Webinar
Zoom Delivered Webinar
May 19, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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