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.
 

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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, hendrik.kraay@gmail.com, 403-852-9531
 
 
District Treasurer – 3-year term
Responsibilities:
  • Attendance and active participation in all meetings of the Board of Directors.
  • Attendance and participation in all meetings of the A&F Committee. Development of the agenda in conjunction with the Chair. Preparation and distribution of supporting materials.
  • Oversight of all financial accounting, internal and external reporting of the District.
  • Review, approval and development, as required, of accounting and financial policies and procedures.
  • Approval of EFT and wire payments as required. One of three signing officers. Payments require two approvals before being released by the bank.
  • Review and approval of invoices in conjunction with other authorized signatories, in accordance with the Authorization Matrix.
  • Review of monthly financial statements prepared by the Administrator.
  • Prepare year-end schedules and working papers to be submitted with documentation prepared by the Administrator for the external audit. Meet with external auditors as appropriate. Review and approve the annual income tax filing prior to December 31 each year. The returns are drafted by the external auditors.
  • Review and ensure the RI grant fund reports are balanced to the District's financial records.
  • Prepare, in conjunction with the DGE, the annual budget for each fiscal year.
  • Present audited financial statements to the AGM.
  • In conjunction with the DG, provide semi-annual evaluations on the role and performance of our Administrator.
 
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 it’s 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
anyone@fourworlds.ca 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.
     
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
 
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

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