Leadership Opportunities

Leadership is an essential aspect of Rotary

— and we offer both clubs and programs to help emerging leaders develop their skills. Through these groups, participants strengthen their leadership skills, serve their communities, increase their world understanding, build friendships, and more.
 

Not sure where to begin? What are you passionate about?

We need you!

Review the list and answer with your Rotary passion.

 
Vulnerable Person's Committee Chair and Member
The District Protecting Vulnerable People Committee helps Clubs and District Committees meet Rotary International Requirements for youth and vulnerable person protection.
 
Contact Steve Leavitt if you're interested.
 
 
Membership Committee Chair and Members
The District Membership Team and is responsible for the Attraction and Engagement of current and new members.
  1. Attracting new members
  2. Diversity
  3. Engaging New and Existing Members
  4. New Clubs
Contact Steve Leavitt if you'd like to share your Rotary passion with more people.
 
 
New Generations Service Exchange Committee
The NGSE program is a flexible international program for young adults aged 18-30 who are attending university, college, or a technical institute, or who are in the early stages of their career. It is geared specifically to meet the needs and interests of the participant and can be done in person, virtually, or a hybrid of the two. This can be for an individual or a group.
 
The District NGSE Committee is active in promoting the program in order to find interested participants, host Rotary clubs, mentors, and experts in the areas that the committee or the participants identify.
 
We welcome Rotaractors, returned youth exchange participants, and Rotary members. The role you take on can be flexible to meet your needs: we are looking for people interested in this exciting program; anyone who who might want to look after inbound or outbound participants; those who would like to assist with marketing and/or communication efforts; and people who like to have fun while doing this important work.
 
The committee has a set meeting time of one hour on Mondays at 6pm but the meetings are only held if there is business to attend to and there definitely is flexibility.
 
Current members of the NGSE team are:
Margie Booyens, Chair, Lena Caparini, Scott Korbett, Nicolas Crespo, Rhea Graham, Edward Lipin, Keith Walker
 
For more information please Email Margie Booyens or Keith Walker
 
 
Rotary Learning Center Liaison
 
This person should be someone who is passionate about helping clubs in our District improve and grow their learning practices.   You will be asked to find new and creative ways to inform, educate and encourage members to try using the Rotary Learning Center. You will be required to do club visits when asked and also assist in our District club leadership training programs.  You will be able to work in collaboration with our District leaders (both the AGs and club Presidents) to find out how this L&D resource can help their clubs increase their Rotary knowledge.
 
The L & D committee is looking for someone who wants to get more involved at the District level who will bring new and inventive ideas to build the strength and vibrancy of our clubs.
 
Please contact
Rob Wolfson, Learning & Development Committee Chair-Elect

Email or 403-560-6471
 
 
District Grants Team Members
 
The District Grants Team is part of the District Grants Sub Committee (DGSC). The DGSC is responsible for allocating and administering the District’s Designated Funds (DDF) from the Rotary Foundation. The District Grants Team is responsible for the review and recommendation of projects for DDF that have been allocated to District Grants in the fairest manner possible.
 
Under the leadership of the District Grants Team lead, the responsibilities of the District Grants team members include the following:
 
  1. Review and recommend District Grant applications (District Project, District Youth, District Scholarship) to the District Grants Sub Committee
  2. Promote Club use of and assist Clubs on use of, application for, administration of, and reporting on District Grants
  3. Assist the Clubs in applying for District grants
  4. Attend committee meetings via conference call or virtually
  5. Assist the District Grants Sub Committee chair and District Grants Team Lead in recruiting new members of the committee
  6. Work on other District Grant Sub Committee activities as requested by the Committee chair
 
Qualifications:
Preference will be given with candidates with the following attributes:
 
  • Be an active member in good standing of a Rotary Club for at least 3 years.
  • Having previous experience in applying for grants
  • A background in accounting and/or in a fiduciary role in a professional  and/or voluntary capacity or:
  • A background in project management in a professional and/or voluntary capacity
  •  A strong interest in Rotary grants
 
Time Commitment:
The work of the District Grants team is generally seasonal. It is tied to the Rotary Foundation’s annual DDF schedule. As such, the heaviest workload, requiring 5-10 hours a week, is generally in the months of April and May when new grant applications are received and reviewed.  Activity during the remaining months of the Rotary calendar year is a function of the remaining DDF to be allocated, averaging 2 hours per month.  
 
Term of office: The term in office Is not fixed, however, a minimum commitment of three years is expected.
 

Leadership Opportunity: Global Grant Scholarship Committee Vice-Chair

The Global Grant Scholarship Committee Vice-Chair assists the committee chair, currently Hendrik Kraay (Calgary Olympic), in managing all aspects of District 5360’s Global Grant Scholarship Program, which annually awards up to two scholarships, each worth USD30,000, to students from this district to do graduate study outside of Canada in a program related to one of The Rotary Foundation’s areas of focus. The vice-chair is expected to succeed the chair for a three-year term.

Specific Areas of Responsibility of Global Grant Scholarship Committee:

  • Recommend the D5360 Global Grant Scholarship terms and conditions to the DGSC.
  • Maintain the Global Grant Scholarship page and scholarship application form on the D5360 website by providing updates to the district administrator.
  • Advertise the Global Grant Scholarship to prospective scholars through academic institutions, Rotary clubs in D5360, and other appropriate venues.
  • Review applications, interview short-listed candidates, and recommend scholarship candidates for approval by the DGSC.
  • Connect with international partners (club or district) and prepare Global Grant applications on behalf of scholarship candidates.
  • Orient Global Grant Scholarship recipients prior to departure.
  • Maintain contact with scholarship recipients during their study terms and obtain periodic reports for the Rotary 5360 website and newsletter.
  • Manage disbursement of Global Grant Scholarship funds in conjunction with D5360’s district administrator as per Global Grant terms; receive and manage receipts.
  • Complete progress and final reports as required by Global Grant terms.
  • Serve as a resource for potential applicants for global grant scholarships who would like to study at institutions in D5360; assist sponsoring clubs or districts in preparing Global Grant application as the international primary contact.
  • Work with the district alumni chair to involve scholarship recipients in alumni activities.
 
Current Committee Membership:
            Sylvia Kennedy, Red Deer East
            Aliisa Paivalainen, Calgary Heritage Park
            Tom Keenan, Calgary Downtown
            Mark Kenney, Lacombe
            Sheila Tyminski, Calgary Heritage Park
            Justine Wilde, Rotaract
            Christine Mihailedes, Calgary Heritage Park
 
For More Information: Contact Hendrik Kraay, Email, 403-852-9531
 
District Rotaract Committee Advisor
 
The District Rotaract Committee is seeking an advisor who can bring experience with the Rotary District to the table. We wish to consult this advisor during each of our monthly meetings on matters concerning the resources available to the Rotaract Committee from the Rotary District. An ideal candidate for the Rotarian Advisor position would be available to attend each of our monthly meetings on Monday evenings via zoom. This advisor would be a dedicated champion of youth involvement in Rotary. The advisor would be expected to be well connected and informed within the Rotary District, and familiar with its structure, functions and resources.
 
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee Members
 
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is dedicated to bringing to life in District 5360 Rotary International’s commitment to building “a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change. Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, colour, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.”
 
If this part of Rotary’s mission is something you are passionate about, please consider joining the District Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. We are looking for members who can say “yes” to the following!
 
___ I want to see the clubs in our district diversify their membership to better represent the demographics of their communities.
___ I want to see the clubs in our district ensure that all members feel valued and included and that they can contribute their talents and energy to the projects they feel passionate about.
___ I want to support clubs in the District achieve these goals through online or face-to-face meetings and through the creation of educational tools designed to enhance their DEI efforts
___ I understand that being an active part of the committee can mean taking on an administrative role such as taking meeting notes or reporting on Committee initiatives
___ I understand that being an active part of the committee means attending meetings consistently.
 
If this is you, please contact
Judie Bopp, Chair, District 5360 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Email or 403-861-7814.
 
District Youth Exchange Training Lead – Outbound (1)
  • Looking for someone who has some training experience, particularly with youth, and would like to use their skillset to prepare our outbound students for their year abroad.
  • Update or create the content for all OB orientations ensuring all major categories are covered according to RI (Note:  most content has been developed)
  • Program information, rules and regulations, Rotary support system, expectations, cultural preparation, safety, travel and parental expectations
  • Attend committee meetings via conference call or virtually – generally monthly (10 per year)  
  • Work with Outbound Coordinator and Rotex members to refine and update training as needed
  • Requires approximately 3 separate sessions from January to June each year
  • Time commitment: 15-20 hours per session, as well as preparation time (July – December prior to training)
 
District Youth Exchange Training Lead – Inbound and Rebound (1)
  • Looking for someone who has some training experience, particularly with youth, and would like to use their skillset to prepare our inbound students for their year here and help the returning outbound students debrief on their year and understand their emotional rollercoaster.
  • Update or create the content for all Inbound and rebound orientation/Debriefs ensuring all major categories are covered according to RI (Note:  most content has been developed)
  • Inbound - Program information, rules and regulations, Rotary support system, expectations, cultural preparation, safety, and travel rules
  • Rebound Debrief – Reverse Culture shock, re-entry to family, community, next steps, and plans
  • Attend committee meetings via conference call or virtually – generally monthly (10 per year)  
  • Work with Inbound Coordinator and Rotex members to refine and update training as needed
  • Requires approximately 2 - 3 separate sessions from August to October each year
  • Time commitment: 15 – 20 hours per session, as well as preparation time (April - July prior to training)
 
District Grants Team Member (1)
  • Review and recommend District Grant applications (District Project, District Youth, District Scholarship) to the District Grants Sub Committee  
  • Promote Club use of and assist Clubs on use of, application for, administration of, and reporting on District Grants 
  • Assist the Clubs in applying for District grants 
  • Attend committee meetings via conference call or virtually  
  • Assist the District Grants Sub Committee chair and District Grants Team Lead in recruiting new members of the committee 
  • Work on other District Grant Sub Committee activities as requested by the Committee chair 
  • Time commitment: 5-10 hours a week, is generally in the months of April and May. 2 hours per month for the rest of the year.
 
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.
 
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

Ready to get started?

Contact Steve Leavitt to discuss any position and show you are a person of action!