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Second Chance Art Sale,  Sat Apr 14, Calgary
Interact - Music for Minds Concert,  Wed Apr 11, Calgary
District Awards - Does your Club qualify ?!
Please submit nominations to Asha Paul
GLEN PEACOCK Award for Outstanding Rotary Clubs Large/Medium/Small
This award is for the large, medium and small CLUBS which best reflect the themes of Rotary International and the District. Large clubs: over 100 members; Medium clubs: 40 – 100; Small clubs: less than 40.
Submission deadline: 15 April
Glen Peacock
It was during his year as District Governor in Alberta that the Rotary Club of Fairview was organized. “As Canada pushes back its frontier,” he then predicted, “Rotary will move deeper and deeper into the Northland. Bad roads and cold weather are no match for the Rotary spirit.” Glen was a member of the Rotary Club of Calgary. He served our district as District Governor 1954-55 and as an RI director 1958-60. Under his guidance, the first extension Calgary club in 1955 was formed then known as the Manchester Club. Manchester later became Rotary Club of Calgary South. His classification was motion-picture theatres, Theatre owner.
MEL CUNNINGHAM Club Publicity Award
This award is for the best CLUB public relations activity that promotes “Rotary” in their community. This may be in conjunction with a fundraiser, service project or donor project.
Submission deadline: 15 April
Mel Cunningham
M. M. (Mel) Cunningham was born in 1898 in Woodrow Saskatchewan. As a young man, he moved to Lethbridge, Alberta where he married Margaret Perry, the daughter of a pioneer Southern Alberta farming family.
In 1938, he moved to Red Deer where he started a farm implement dealership, which he operated for more than 20 years. In 1955 he was named Alberta vice-president of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. He also served as a director of the Canadian Federation of Farm Equipment Dealers.
Mel was introduced to Rotary by Dr. Gilbert Paterson. He served as club president in 1953-1954 and was a delegate to the Rotary International Convention in Seattle Washington in 1954. He served as Rotary District Governor for District 536 in 1958-1959. He was a group discussion leader at the Rotary International Assembly in 1958.
Mel Cunningham passed away on March 14, 1974.
Wine & Beer Tasting, Fri Apr 13, Lacombe
State of the Stampede, Tue Apr 17, Calgary
House of Friendship - Last Call to Display


The Rotary District Conference is 26 DAYS AWAY!  The House of Friendship in Calgary’s Hyatt Hotel will be a great meeting place that showcases inspirational examples of making a difference in our communities and around the world.

Has your club done something that you’d like to share with other Rotarians?  Do you know a great organization or cause that would be of interest to other clubs?  Let us know!

There is no cost.  Each participating organization is allotted a 10 X 4 ft display area, with or without an 8 ft table.  Other needs will be accommodated as best we can.

Please contact Gerard D’Mello 403-978-9389  by April 13th at the latest to apply for space.

Yours in Rotary,


District Conference - Made for You
RYPEN EB Registration till April 18
Volunteer for RYPEN Camp, Thu may 10 - Sun May 13, Camp Alexo
Celebrate Microfinance, Fri May 4, Calgary
Hello Microcredit Supporter,
Please accept this invitation to be our guest at a coffee party at 9:00 AM on the morning at the start of our District Conference (4 May 2018). We will gather at the historic Simmons Building 618 Confluence Way SE Calgary, AB and have you on your way by 11:15.
Our entire D5360 Microfinance Team hopes to greet you at the Coffee Party. We are celebrating with this party the many hours (years) of microcredit activity in which our district has been engaged. There will be Honduras coffee, tasty pastries from Sidewalk Citizen a tour of the Coffee Roaster and an update on Phase V of HECD - celebrating over $1.5 Million dollars donated to date. This is our way of saying thanks.
Our convention location at the Hyatt is a few minutes away from the Simmons Building, Headquarters for Phil and Sebastian Coffee Roasters. In nice weather one can enjoy a pleasant walk but there is ample parking adjacent to the P&S Roasters.

Please let me know if you are coming so we have the appropriate arrangements made.
Warmest regards,
Debbie Barry,
D5360 Microfinance Task Force
(403) 807-2341
Open House, Thur May 10, Calgary Sarcee



Thursday MAY 10

Did you know that Rotary Club of Sarcee has moved into the spectacular Bow Valley Club?  Our location in the heart of Bow Valley Square is perfect for those who work downtown. 
To see our new digs please join us
Thursday, May 10 at 7:00 AM for a
one hour action-packed FUN Rotary meeting. 
BONUS Parking is FREE! and Underground. 
Breakfast is delicious and costs just $20.00
So we can let the Chef know how many quests to expect for the May 10 celebration,
please email Pauline Fletcher by Monday May 7, 2018 12:00 noon. 
We look forward to welcoming you and a friend to our great new location.
Yours in Rotary!
​Rotary Club of Calgary Sarcee​​​​​​
Directions and Parking
Best parking for the Bow Valley Club is off 5th Ave SW
Drive east along 5th Ave, past 2nd Street
Enter the underground parkade on your right just after the bus stop
**Note the entrance can be difficult to see if a bus is stopped there
Get a ticket at the toll gate and bring with you to the meeting for validation
Take the elevator to the third floor
Follow signs to the large oak panel doors of the Bow Valley Club
Open the door and someone will be there to greet you !!


Virtual Auto Racing, Wed Apr 18, Calgary
Calgary & Area Spring RLI Sessions
High River & Area Spring RLI Sessions
Mac and Cheese Luncheon,  Wed Apr 25, Okotoks
Click Poster to email for tickets
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
RYLA, May 10-13, Camp Chestermere
RYPEN May 10-13
RYPEN provides youth 13-17 years of age with the opportunity to enhance and develop individual self-confidence, personal growth, life skills, and come away with an increased feeling of self-worth. The impact varies depending on the participant and can range from some new skills learned for some to a life-changing experience for others. 
Spring RYPEN camp
Camp Alexo
Thursday, May 10th - Sunday, May 13th, 2018
Earlybird: $425/student
After April 18: $450/student
Day for Girls, Thu May 31, Calgary
Click the poster for tickets
Centennial Celebration,  Fri Jun 8, Medicine Hat
Join the Fun at Int Convention

What –Western Fun and Fellowship at Toronto Convention

Where The Bottom Line, 22 Front St W, Toronto

When – June 25, 2018, 7:00 pm to closing

Why – Mix and mingle with great Rotarians from
Districts 5360, 5370 and 5550


Cover Charge - $20 payable on registration provides one drink ticket and finger food


Register Here

Adventures in Photography, Aug 10 to 12, Athabasca
A redesigned Adventures in Photography program is planned for 2018, featuring: 
- more nature photography
- youth and adults participating together
- smartphone camera applications, and
- family camping & recreation at Rocky Lane Fairways & Recreation (4 km south of Athabasca).

The workshop is Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, August 10 to 12, 2018, during the Perseids, the most popular meteor shower of the year.
A new moon on August 11 should provide optimum light conditions.
Youth and adults are invited to apply, and youth applicants will receive priority for the available spots.
Please check out this Adventures in Photography link to learn more about the program.   
Rotary Club of Athabasca
Inaugural Bernie Carriere Memorial Golf & Speaker Series
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

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Upcoming Events
RLI MOD 2 Calgary - Register Here
Rotary Challenger Park
Apr 21, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
AG Check-in
Apr 24, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
District Board Mtg.
Apr 27, 2018
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
2018 DisCon 5360 - Register Here
May 04, 2018 12:00 PM –
May 06, 2018 2:00 PM
PETs - President Elect Training at DisCon
Hyatt Regency Calgary
May 04, 2018
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
RLI - MOD 3 - High River
High River Memorial Center
May 12, 2018
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Mother's Day
May 13, 2018
12:38 AM – 11:59 PM
Victoria Day
May 21, 2018 11:59 PM
Red Deer PETs/SETs Training
May 26, 2018
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
RLI MOD 3 Calgary - Register Here
Rotary Challenger Park
May 26, 2018
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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