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Training for Everyone, Feb/Mar Sessions
Thank you if you have already signed up for the Club Leadership Team Training Workshops to be held in February and March 2021.
If you haven’t and are interested in attending, then please take this opportunity to do so.
Below is an overview of who should attend, what you will learn in Part 1, and when and where it will take place.
Who should attend?
  •          Our District’s Rotary Family: Rotarian, Rotaractor and Interactor Leaders. District leaders recognize it takes more than a president to lead a club, it takes a team, thus it has been decided to open up the training to all leaders and potential leaders in your club.  We are hoping that at least 4-6 members of your club will attend. There is no additional charge for this training.
What will you learn in Part 1?
  •          The topics will include:
“Leading Your Club” (Martin Parnell DGE): How your club works with the District and Rotary International, what makes a Vibrant Club and where to get help during your year.
             “Planning for Success” (Karen Blewett): Why a Strategic Plan is important and key steps to help your club establish one.
             “Setting Your Club Goals” (Linda Morris): Why setting goals makes your club more vibrant and a step-by-step approach to Goal Setting.
             “The Value of Community Assessments” (Hyder Hassan): How to help your club identify the top needs in your community using a “Community Assessment Toolbox”.
  • Each session will be led by AG’s from across the District.
When will it take place?
  •          Saturday, February 20th (Part 1) and Saturday, Feb 27th (Part 2) or Wednesday, March 10th (Part 1) and Wednesday, March 17th (Part 2)
    • Each interactive Zoom session will last from 3 - 3 1/2 hours
Where will this take place?
  •          This training will be online. Go to , EVENTS-CLUB AND DISTRICT CALENDAR. Then select dates (Part 1 and 2) on the day/time you wish to attend and register….It’s that easy!
If you have any questions please contact either Rick Istead ( or myself ( )
Yours in Rotary,
Rotary International
District 5360, DGE 2020 /2021
Rotary Club of Cochrane.
John Hewko, Recorded Presentation
Over 1,200 passionate Rotarians signed up to listen to John Hewko, RI General Secretary and his suggestions on how clubs can survive for the future.
Many of you have requested the video of John's message. Notes and the full video of John's message can be accessed by clicking HERE:
Stay Safe, Wash Your Hands, Wear a Mask!
Hockey Pool, Enter by Wed Jan 13, Calgary Chinook
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Order deadline is: Friday, February 5, 2021
Pick up: Thursday May 27th, 2021 -
Pickup times to be assigned
Location: To be determined
Order online at Please share this FUNdraiser with family and friends.
Proceeds are split 50/50 with Rotary Club of Calgary West and NSTEP. To learn more about NSTEP check us out at

The flowers that we received for the garden party were absolutely outstanding. The quality and arrangement were just what we wanted. I would highly recommend and will be ordering my plants for 2020 from these folks!
—Nancy G.
Let me say thank you again for the truly beautiful flowers you supplied this past season. We used them for a wedding—the colors and mixtures were lovely and we were most impressed by all the variety.
—Shirley H
We thank AVB Greenhouses, a local AB Greenhouse, for these spectacular flowers and veggies!
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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. 

  • Communication Committee: Webmaster Team (1)
    • Work with People of Action webmaster as part of the website support team
    • Keep content current on the site
    • Team will constantly work on the design and function of the site
    • Time commitment of 4-5 hours per month
  • 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
  • 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 the 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.
  • District Interact Committee: Rotarian Mentors (2)
    • Provide assistance to Interact mentees and help them complete tasks. These tasks could include writing emails, connecting them to district committees and brainstorming ideas. 
    • Communicate with Interactors outside of meeting times if needed to complete tasks. 
    • Attend bi-monthly meetings(starting in January 2021) and give insight on initiatives.
  • Report Monitor Committee Member (1)
    • Ensure Rotary Foundation funds provided to clubs in the form of District Grants are expended in compliance with District 5360 and Foundation guidelines
    • Review Final Reports for completeness and compliance in all aspects and that grant funds have been directed to the specific purpose identified in the grant application
    • Communicate to report presenter any deficiencies in their filing or supporting documentation and the remedial action required to enable report acceptance
    • Monitor status of outstanding Final Reports throughout the District and pursue those clubs who will or who have failed to meet reporting deadlines
    • Depending on the time of year, time requirement to perform the role can range from 6 to 10 hours per week based on a team of two Report Monitors
Shelterbox Challenge 
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
Club Webinar: Active reconciliation Treaty 7
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Jan 20, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 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
Zoom Meeting
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 Webinar
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
June Club Learning Webinar
Zoom Delivered Webinar
Jun 16, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
AG Forum
Jun 18, 2021
1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
District Leadership Team Workshop
Jun 19, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District Board Meeting
Jun 25, 2021
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Parade Float in Raymond
Jul 01, 2021
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
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