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Calgary Connect Launch Party, Fri Sep 13
Join us in launching the Rotary Club of Calgary Connect!
On September 13th, 2019 Calgary Connect will be hosting its official club launch, 6:30 pm at the Bank and Baron.
Throughout the evening you will learn about our vision for the community, some of our current projects, and have the opportunity to meet the leaders and members that have brought the Rotary Club of Calgary Connect to life. There will be an auction…with a twist.   Instead of gift cards, bottles of wine, trips and golf, you will have the opportunity to bid on time – our member’s time.
We’ll be auctioning our member’s time, which can be used for any local Rotary volunteer-related activity – from fundraising to volunteering for a local not-for-profit. It’s a great opportunity for you to get some extra help by connecting us into the community and a great opportunity for us to get connected to our incredible Rotary clubs.
Please free to pass this along to all your members, friends and community partners.  This is an invitation to our entire community!
Raymond Poker Run, Sat Sep 14, Raymond

Raymond is raising funds for the Moses Lake Homeless “Tiny House” project

Support the Poker Run and Rotary International Literacy and Health programs by Riding the Scenic route through Southern Alberta with five stops.
AMAZING RACE Chestermere, Sat Sep 14


Are you up for the Challenge? 

Based on the hit TV show, we've created an exciting event with big Cash Prizes!
Check out our website at: for more details.
There's a special trophy just for Rotary Clubs! 
EXTENDED - Register your Team by August 21st and Save $50.00!
United Way 2019 Plane Pull, Sun Sep 15, Calgary
We are still looking for volunteers to participate in the United Way Plane Pull on September 15 at the UPS Customer Centre – 22 Aero Drive NE.
That's less than 2 weeks away.
As you all know, it is a full-sized jet that we are pulling. But have just been informed of some critical breaking news. 
While the jet we will be pulling holds approximately 220 passengers and is just like the ones you fly on, the organizers have just given us another break! 
Yes, not only have the organizers of the United Way Plane Pull asked all passengers to wait until we have finished pulling the plane up to the boarding ramp, but they have now removed all of the luggage and ALL OF THE SEATS!
That's right, we will be pulling an empty cargo plane, IN A STRAIGHT LINE. 
It doesn't get any better than this except for one thing......once we have all of our 20 participants registered, you will no longer be receiving these emails from us!  So if you haven't already, get registered and get ready for a great time.
Our team is registered under the "Rotary Clubs of Calgary" and here is the link to register:
Here is the link to the main website with more information about the United Way Plane Pull:
Each team can register up to 20 members, but only 15 people can pull the plane with at least four female members pulling.  We are looking for the full 20 registrants as we need cheerleaders!
Walk a Mile In her Shoes, Sun Sep 15, Calgary

Calgary Olympic challenges other Calgary Rotary clubs!

Step up and join this fundraising event!!
Gentlemen, it’s your opportunity to look good in heels and support a worthy cause
Join in and support six members of Calgary Olympic HERE
WGIPPA, Speaker hi Light - Al Jubitz
“87th Assembly Banquet Speaker”
• Co-Founder of the Rotarian Action Group for Peace and currently its Treasurer and Honorary Chair
• Member of the Rotary Club of Portland in District 5100
• President of the 2002-2003 Rotary Club of Portland
• Al believes that Rotary is uniquely capable of turning the world toward nonviolent conflict resolution, ultimately leading to a world beyond war. To that end, he submitted the application for the Rotarian Action Group for Peace to Rotary International
• Al has been invited to speak at more than 60 Rotary clubs, conferences and community events over the last four years to share his vision that peace is possible and that Rotarians can play a leading role.
Rotary Networking, Thu Sep 26, Limericks
Limericks Traditional Public House at 7304 MacLeod Trail SE.  All Rotarians and guests welcome that want to talk about their business or Rotary project.
Also, a great casual meeting to introduce potential new Rotarians to existing members to ask questions and learn why they are in Rotary in a more relaxed environment (and of course they have beer!)
Guest speaker:  Hyder Hassan – Calgary Fish Creek
                                                       – CEO, Immigration Services Calgary
Immigration Services Calgary, Board of Directors, staff and volunteers represent compassion, dedication and diversity in everything they do. More than 130 of our staff members have migrated from countries around the world and have worked together to support immigrants and refugees new to the Calgary community. Immigrant Services Calgary’s valued volunteers form an important part of our team. We offer rewarding and exciting career and volunteer opportunities for members of our community interested in helping immigrants and their families become fully integrated members of Canadian society.
unGala Volunteers Needed, Oct 1, Bowness Comm Assoc
Volunteers Needed for UnGala 2019
Last year's inaugural UnGala was a huge success, thanks to those of you who were able to help. YOU are our amazing volunteers!
The event is back this year on October 1st at the same location:
Bowness Community Association (BCA)
7904 43 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 4P9
The BCA is also one of the Community Hubs supported by our club, the United Way and the City of Calgary as part of the Community HUBS initiative.
Of course, we can't pull this off without your help! This year we have clearly split volunteer opportunities into 3 categories:
  • SET UP (from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm - end time can be earlier depending on completion of setup)
  • EVENING (from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm)
  • CLEAN UP (from 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm)
Come and enjoy the fun and camaraderie! Those in the evening shift will get a chance to enjoy the humour of Danny Hooper, our fundraising auctioneer, as well as our surprise comedy act!  Click HERE to Check Out Volunteer Positions and SIGN UP
GT of Aces, Sat Oct 5, Cochrane

The Primary Beneficiary this year will be replacement playground that was destroyed in the 2013 Cochrane flood.

Plans are in place to create an accessible natural playground that will be inclusive to all.
Adventures in Agriculture, Apply by Nov 5, 2019
The Rotary Club of Regina Eastview is proud to present Adventures in Agriculture 2019! In its 23rd year, this program is held during the internationally acclaimed Canadian Western Agribition Livestock Show and Sale in Regina. Students from across Canada have the opportunity to visit Agribition, tour major agriculture-based industries, and participate in networking and information sessions conducted by agriculture industry professionals and business leaders. The program is designed to broaden knowledge and understanding of the multi-faceted agricultural sector and the challenge of providing food for the world.
All information about the program, sponsorship and applicant information is available on our website – 
Studebaker Raffle! $20 Tix - Only 4999 available

You could win a fully restored 1929 Studebaker!

Tickets just $20 each!!

For tickets, contact any member of the Rotary Club of Okotoks or email
Rock'em Sock'em Ribfest, Tue Sep 24, Stampede Park

This Rock'em Sock'em RibFest will bowl you over with Ribs AND

Special Appearances from The Hanson Brothers, Flames Alumni, Phoenix Coyotes Alumni and more!
Performances by Calgary Fiddlers and Alberta Perfect Storm Cheerleaders!!
Tables of 8 with a celebrity (9) at  $3500 - 20 available
General Tickets $300
Gala Luau, Sat Sep 21, Red Deer
Rotary Club of Red Deer East presents GalaLuau 2019!
September 21, 2019, Black Knight Inn, Red Deer, AB
Join us for our Hawaiian themed FUNdraising dinner event,
complete with Polynesian Dance performances, Island inspired menu, live and silent auctions.  
Dress in your favourite Hawaiian shirt or sundress - socks and sandals if you really must. 
Our annual fundraiser in support of the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre, the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and the Smiles Thru Lindsey Foundation. 
Tickets are $125 each, a table of 8 for $1000. 
Tickets go on sale July 1st.  Available online on our website at  or call 403-304-8993 to reserve your spot!
Hockey Draft, Fri Sep 27, Sylvan Lake

New Date and New Location!

Join in the Hockey Draft and enjoy Appetizers, Dinner and Fellowship
Silent and Live Auctions too!!
Homes for Heroes, Fri Oct 1, Calgary Centennial

The Homes for Heroes Veterans Village in Calgary’s southeast
neighbourhood of Forest Lawn, supported by Calgary Centennial,

will welcome its first 15 tenants in October, signifying the first community of its kind in Canada.
To keep their memories alive, each home is being dedicated to one of Calgary’s fallen soldiers.
Stamps VS Riders, Private Suite, Fri Oct 11

Get into the action in a Private Suite at McMahon Stadium

Stampeders vs Riders
Friday October 11


A minimum of 15 people gets us into a private suite with indoor and outdoor seating in the North Endzone.


Kick-off is at 7:30 PM and $151.20 pp; includes your seat,
all you can eat and all fees and taxes
. Beverages are extra.

This is an incredible opportunity as the Rider suites usually sell for $496.35 per person - not including food. 

If you are definitely interested in participating in this special offer, please REGISTER HERE by 6 pm, Friday, September 6th. I will then be in touch the following week regarding payment options.

Rick Istead
Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek
Take me out to the Ballgame! Sat Oct 26, Olds

Rotary Club of Olds Fall Fundraiser

Saturday, Oct 26, 2019
Live Band, Dinner Dance, Live and Silent Auctions
Community Hubs Info Session, Thu Nov 7, Calgary
Please join us to learn more about the Community Hubs Initiative, a partnership between The City of Calgary, Rotary Clubs of Calgary, and United Way of Calgary and Area.

November 7, 2019


8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Central Library,
800 3 Street SE

It is going to be an engaging morning of learning, connecting, and highlighting the work of the Community Hubs Initiative. You will have the opportunity to connect with people and organizations in the broader community hub network across Calgary. 
We looking forward to seeing you in November!
Travel the Philippines, Nov 17-Dec 10
The NorthWest Philippines to be exact, with the full Philippines experience.
Wilner and Leonora Pagaling are inviting Rotary Members to travel the Philippines, experience the culture, and participate in the programs they have been running for nearly 15 years. As new Rotary members and founders of Bread Beyond Borders, they are excited to share their work that so perfectly align with Rotary.
  • Volunteer Training
  • Mother and Child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Sustainability
  • Water and sanitation
  • Community Development
Join in the tour leaving November 19, returning December 10 for an amazing experience your friends will be signing up for next year!
Volunteer at Alex Community Centre, Nov 27 Calgary

Join other Rotarians for the following dates to volunteer at one of our innovative hub sites and see the Hub in action!

Alex Community Food Centre – Community Meals:
Duties include setup, prep work and serving the community meal. 
Wednesdays 10:00am – 2:00pm
Nov. 27, 2019
For more information or to sign up for one of these opportunities please contact:
Heather: 403-441-2262
Kirsten: 403-410-1938
Recruiting Casino Volunteers, Fri Jan 3, Sat Jan 4, Challenger Park

Casino 2020

Calgary Rotary Challenger Park is currently
recruiting volunteers to work at a casino event.

Date: Friday January 3 & Saturday January 4, 2020.
Place: Elbow River Casino
Address: 218 18 Ave SE, Calgary

If you are interested in donating your time
please contact Anar or Jim at 403‐250‐2707

We sincerely appreciate your help and consideration!
SAVE THE DATE! Curling Bonspiel 2020

The dates are set for the rematch-rematch-rematch... between Districts 5360 & 5370!!

Rotary District Bonspiel
Grande Prairie, AB
Feb 21-23, 2020
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Upcoming Events
DG Christine at Red Deer Sunrise Club
Sep 11, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
DG Christine at Sylvan Lake Club
Sep 11, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
DG Christine at Lethbridge Sunrise Club
Sep 12, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
87th Annual Peace Park Assembly
Sep 13, 2019 3:00 PM –
Sep 15, 2019 2:00 PM
DG Christine at Calgary Connects Club
Sep 13, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DG Christine at Lethbridge Club
Sep 16, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
DG Christine at Medicine Hat
Sep 23, 2019
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
District Committee Check-In
Zoom Online - Register in advance
Sep 24, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
DG Christine at Calgary Centennial Club
Sep 25, 2019
6:45 AM – 8:00 AM
DG Christine at Cardston Club
Sep 25, 2019
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
DG Christine at Calgary Olympic Club
Sep 26, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Parade Float in Kindersley Goose Festival Parade
Sep 28, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
DG Christine at Lethbridge Gala
Sep 28, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
DG Christine at Calgary Fish Creek Club
Sep 30, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Rotary UnGala - Fundraiser
Bowness Community Centre
Oct 01, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
DG Christine at Canmore Club
Oct 02, 2019
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Assistant Governor Check-In
Zoom Online - Register in advance
Oct 07, 2019
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
DG Christine at Lethbridge East Club
Oct 08, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
DG Christine at Calgary Millennium Club
Oct 09, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Youth Exchange District Committee Meeting
Oct 09, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
DG Christine at Calgary South Club
Oct 10, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Stampeders vs Riders Game at McMahon-Private Suite
McMahon Stadium
Oct 11, 2019
7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Oct 14, 2019
DG Christine at Okotoks Club
Oct 16, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
District Board Meeting
Bethany Riverview
Oct 18, 2019
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Grant Seminar - Lethbridge
Lethbridge Sandman Lodge - Poplar Room
Oct 19, 2019
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Grants Seminar - Calgary
Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel
Oct 19, 2019
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Grants Seminar - Medicine Hat
Oct 19, 2019
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Grants Seminar - Red Deer
Oct 19, 2019
8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
DG Christine at Calgary West Club
Oct 21, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM
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