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Indigenous Committee - Call to Action
The District has had an Indigenous Committee functioning in the District for over a year. This Committee has moved forward with plans to engage our Rotarians with our Indigenous communities.
The recent news announcements about the missing children discovered at the Kamloops Residential School has hit the heart of each of us. We have had some of you great Rotarians reach out to help with donations or other efforts. As a leadership group, we want to support the initiatives of our Indigenous Committee, whose focus will create opportunities for Rotary Clubs and Indigenous community organizations to identify issues in the community, research the issues, brainstorm solutions, develop a plan, and take action.
Rotarians and Indigenous leaders will learn about each other and co-create initiatives that benefit Indigenous peoples in the District. This Committee will run long-term and be sustainable. We already have clubs within our District, such as Cochrane and Raymond, that have made great relationships with their local Indigenous groups.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls for Action recommended all Canadians, individually and or corporately, undertake the necessary steps in favour of reconciliation with Indigenous people. This Committee and its projects will be an essential step for District 5360, its clubs, and members to make meaningful change for all people in our Indigenous areas.
If you are so moved, contributions to the District Indigenous Committee and its initiatives are accepted. Click to Contribute
Your club and individual members can reach out to the District if you want to become more involved in this tremendous relationship-building effort with our good neighbours.
High River E-bike Raffle, Draw Jun 25
Community Shred Day, Sun Jun 27, Calgary
India Coronavirus Rotary Oxygen Initiative
Districts and clubs in Zone 28 and 32 are joining together for an initiative to establish ROTARY OXYGEN BANKS.
‘The Bank would loan an Oxygen Concentrator to a patient in need, with the provision that after the immediate crisis is over, the concerned person would return the concentrator to the Oxygen Bank. Such a bank would be of help to a large number of people over a period of time.

Hopefully, this devastating wave of the COVID pandemic would abate in a while. After that, the Oxygen Bank would be of immense value for any subsequent wave and would be a sensible fallback option. The Oxygen Bank would also be of immense value to economically disadvantaged individuals suffering from ILD (Interstetial Lung Disease) or other Chest ailments that require Oxygenation for the patient’. After consultation with the Chair of the India Rotary COVID Task Force the most urgent need is for portable Oxygen Concentrators. These units are portable and will save many lives in the coming weeks and months.
The price of each concentrator is approx. US$1000 including shipping, distribution and other logistical costs. The need is immediate and critical.
Charitable receipts will be issued on request for donations for any amount over $50.00 for Rotarians and $100.00 for community member donors.
We encourage clubs to reach out to community organizations and members who are moved by this human tragedy and want to help. Community donations could be matched by club and member donations where available.
Cheques are to be made out to ROTARY CLUB OF ESSEX FOUNDATION. Please reach out to me regarding details for remittance and charitable receipts.
Rajbir (Roger) S Mann Director international Service District 7080  519-566-6869
Rotary Action Group Family Safety Discussion
Rotary Action Group Family Safety will end the cycle of family violence. This video had 4 Rotarians (2 from Australia and 2 from Canada) discussing how. Stopping violence and preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) is possible. This video explores the approaches/ideas that Rotary Action group on Family Safety has in mind to make this happen.
Four Aces is great when you are playing poker…. But definitely not when it comes to being healthy, hopeful, helping and maybe even happy. ACES, Adverse Childhood Experiences, if unresolved, lead to a whole lot of unnecessary pain and challenge. We can make life easier for kiddos today…. Easier to learn, easier to have friends and relationships, better health, better satisfaction with life. We can make life easier and more enjoyable for these children as they become adults and throughout their adult lives.
Collectively, we all benefit when we have more of our community members living their best lives.
Click image to view on YouTube.
Rotary 50/50 Lottery, Draw Date July 26
36th Annual Lobster Dinner - Drive-thru Jun 11
Join us on June 11 for a Lobster dinner - drive-thru edition. We are so excited to host a community event, even if it looks a bit different than we are used to. You can find all the details and purchase tickets at
Rocky Mountaineer, Trip of a Lifetime! Register by Jun 11

Password = Rotary

Rotary International Convention, Jun 12-16
Sneek Peek at Rotary International Convention! 
All the fun, fellowship and excitement of the Convention without the loo-oong flights!
Be sure to visit the Rotary Action Group for Community Economic Development represented by members in District 5360, in the House of Friendship
Community Service Chairs Mtg, Wed Jun 16
Rotary Clubs of Calgary have established a group of Community Service Committee chairs that meet monthly to share information and collaborate on worthwhile projects.
Our next meeting is 5:00 pm Wednesday June 16, 2021.
thank you,
Gary Webster
Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial
Win your summer transportation! Draw Jun 11
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.
Virtual House of Friendship (HOF) Project Fair, Wed Jun 9
Virtual House of Friendship (HOF) Project Fair.
As you may know, we usually have the HoF as part of the annual district conference. This year we are doing things a bit differently and having a separate virtual event for the HoF on Wednesday, June 09, 2021, from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
There will be (4) breakout sessions over the two hours, so at registration indicate the (4) sessions which interest you the most to learn about.  In between the sessions you may stretch your legs, fill up your drink or listen to the updates from our District Governors. 
It is going to be a great evening to hear from great Rotarians who have not let the pandemic slow them down.  Here are the summaries of available presentations to choose your top 4 options. 
Free to attend!!!
Rotary Strides for Community, Jun 24-27, Everywhere!
Ball Drop Raffle, Draw Date Jun 18
Golf season is approaching, and thanks to the Rocky Mountaineer we have an amazing ball drop raffle prize worth nearly $6,000.00! 
Tickets are only $10 each. 
Email Trisha Isaac directly for tickets or call or text her at 403-688-0166.  E-transfer/picture delivery is available.
Trip details are here
Thank you fellow Rotarians for all your support!
Rotary Club of Canmore,
Charity Golf Classic 2021 Committee 
Stettler Crisis Aid 50/50 Draw, July 5

The Rotary Club of Stettler and the Kinsmen Club of Stettler are teaming up to support the Stettler Crisis Aid.


Winner receives 50% of ticket sales!! For info or online purchase, email

Celebrity Golf Classic, Mon July 5, Bearspaw
Sheldon Lachambre / 403-615-5855

Ryan Baum / 403-689-2286
Stay In School Charity Auction, July 22, Online
Save the Date, Sept 17 - 19, Waterton
Stay in School GT, Mon Sep 20,
Click Here to Register your Team of 4
Click Here to Sponsor
Sylvan Lake Lighthouse, Stone Sales Update

Only a few spots remain!

Check out the poster and reserve your spot soon!
An opportunity to commemorate special memories and connections to Sylvan Lake.   A long-lasting legacy. 
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Upcoming Events
House of Friendship Project Fair
Zoom Delivered Event
Jun 09, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Community Service Committee Chairs Mtg
Zoom Online
Jun 16, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
DG Mary's Year-end Celebration Event
Zoom Delivered Event
Jun 16, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
AG Forum
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Jun 18, 2021
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
District Leadership Team Workshop
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Jun 19, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District Board Meeting
Zoom Meeting
Jun 25, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Launch "Move to End Polio" Fundraiser
District Wide Fundraiser
Jul 01, 2021
12:01 AM – 11:59 PM
Parade Float in Drumheller
Jul 01, 2021
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
AG Check-in
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Jul 20, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Club Learning Webinar: Comms and Social Media
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Jul 21, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Board Team Building Workshop
Zoom Delivered Workshop
Jul 24, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Learning Webinar: The Silent Bully
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Aug 18, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
District Board Meeting
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Aug 20, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Labour Day
Sep 06, 2021
Club Learning Web: Rotary Toastmaster Alliance
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Sep 15, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Assembly
Waterton Community Centre
Sep 17, 2021 12:00 PM –
Sep 19, 2021 12:00 PM
Parade Float in Chestermere
Sep 18, 2021 9:00 AM –
Sep 21, 2021 4:00 PM
AG Check-in
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Sep 21, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Indigenous Initiative
Sep 30, 2021
12:53 AM – 8:53 PM
Thanksgiving Day
Oct 11, 2021
District Board Meeting
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Oct 15, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Grants Qualification Workshop
Zoom Delivered Workshop
Oct 16, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Club Learning Webinar: ClubRunner 2.0
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Oct 20, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Finish "Move to End Polio" Fundraiser
District Wide Fundraiser
Oct 24, 2021
12:01 AM – 11:59 PM
Remembrance Day
Nov 11, 2021
Club Learning Webinar:TBD
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Nov 17, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
AG Forum
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Nov 26, 2021
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
District Leadership Team Workshop
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Nov 27, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District Board Meeting
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Dec 10, 2021
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
DG Martin's Holiday Greetings
Zoom Delivered Meeting
Dec 15, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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