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On March 1st we are teaming up with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in the WinterPLAY closing ceremony. We will be hosting a bonfire and highlighting Light Up Rotary. The significance of the fire will be to promote awareness of Rotary within the community. We will be offering free hot chocolate. The event will be held outside on the Snye from 5pm-8pm. Come out and enjoy the snow and celebrate Rotary's great success in making a difference in our community and globally. Those interested in volunteering please speak to Megan.
We are teaming up with the Fort McMurray Today once again this year to showcase what Rotary does in the community in support of Rotary Day. This special section will have articles speaking about our current projects, messages from our presidents and advertisements from our members. This special will run on Rotary Day February 23rd sign up sheets for advertisements will be circulated shortly. Contact Megan if you would like to advertise.
Congratulations to those who received Paul Harris pins this month
Tuesday October 21st Fort McMurray Public Library 630-730 A Family Evening of Storytelling Tuesday October 21 Fort McKay School Gr 3 - 8 Wednesday October 22 Conklin Community School and Janvier School Conklin (K - Gr 5) and Janvier (Gr 4 -7) c
Wednesday October 22 Anzac Community School Gr 4 - 6 students Thursday October 23 Fort Chipewyan
Athabasca Delta Community School Gr 4 - 6 students
The Rotary Foundation’s new grant model provides various ways for Rotarians to use their skills to help others. Vocational training teams enable groups to travel to other countries to learn more about their profession or to teach local professionals, while the Project Enhancement Process (PEP) pilot is providing expertise for projects in water and sanitation.
This site has them all!
The following is from the District 5370 website.
It is with great pleasure we announce the honor of having Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka visit District 5370. This is a first for our district and promises a night to remember. The event will be in Edmonton Saturday, May 11, 2013. Meet the gentleman who is leading 1.2 million Rotarians around the world. Event details are HERE. Click below and expand to full screen to view a 10 minute video on the life of Mr. Tanaka and his journey through Rotary.
The Fort McMurray Rotary Clubs were pleased to be able to play host for D.G. Kevin Hilgers and his spouse Janice McNeice on October 26 and 27. On the 26th a very enjoyable dinner was held at the Stonebridge Inn with catering by Smitty's restaurant. D.G. Kevin gave us a very enthusiastic speech with several good ideas on how to get better recognition for Rotary and hopefully more members. We were also pleased to be able to induct two new members, Tim O'Rourke and Nelson Barbosa. Recognition was also given to Frank Seraka and Frank Reitz for reaching new Paul Harris contribution levels.
In this picture are from left to right, Matthew Creighton President of the Oilsands Rotary Club, D.G. Kevin Hilgers, Dan Lemke President of the Fort McMurray Rotary Club and Assistant D.G. Gary Couet.
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The Rotary International Convention is being held June 1 – 4, 2014 in Sydney Australia.
See what hard work and lot's and lot's of patience has brought!
RotaryLinks @ Wood Buffalo Inc. receives their first grant through the Major Community Facilities Program. Just in time, as the search for a Construction and Golf Course Manager is almost complete.
Please note that until further notice our rotary club will be meeting at the:
Backroom as per normal
|Rotary and water|
Millions of people lack access to clean drinking water. Through Rotary, community and business leaders come together to seek solutions, share ideas, and conduct sustainable projects that provide communities with safe water and proper sanitation. For World Water Day:
Enroll your child in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and
we’ll send them a FREE BOOK every month until their fifth
This past year was one of major accomplishments for Rotary and your Rotary Foundation.
Extraordinary progress was made toward the eradication of polio. We made history when India was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries — leaving just Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. A difficult road lies ahead, but thanks to the commitment and generosity of Rotarians and friends, we are confident that Rotary will lead the way toward a polio-free world.
We also expanded Rotary’s reach in new and effective ways by entering into partnerships with Mercy Ships and UNESCO-IHE. And we built on our record of humanitarian service by continuing our strong relationships with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, Aga Khan University, Oikocredit and the Rotary Peace Centers.
Over half a million young people worldwide participated in our New Generations programs. Their involvement in Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotaract and Interact clubs, and RYLA events helped them develop skills that they’ll need to become service-minded community and global leaders - and future Rotarians.
In 2012, The Rotary Foundation also earned top marks from several independent charity evaluators, including the American Institute of Philanthropy, Charity Navigator and the Wise Giving Alliance.
As we look ahead, we can be proud of all that Rotarians have accomplished. I am pleased to share the digital version of the 2011-12 Rotary International and Rotary Foundation Annual Report (click here), which offers a firsthand look at how Rotarians are working to improve the lives of people in need. I encourage you to review our annual report carefully, and to share it with others who may be interested in joining, partnering with, or donating to Rotary.
Thank you for helping Rotary achieve lasting change in your community and around the world.
Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation
RI Director Anne L. Matthews will be the Vice President of Rotary International for the 2013-14 Rotary year
Director 12/14 Anne L. Matthews has been appointed by Rotary
International President-elect Ron Burton to serve as the Vice President
of Rotary International for the 2013-14 Rotary year. RIPE Ron announced
this appointment on Monday.
Anne is the first woman elected to serve as Vice President of Rotary
International. Anne is also the first woman to be elected to serve both
as a Trustee of The Rotary Foundation and The RI Board of Directors.
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Club and International Service Director RC Mabalacat Angeles City,
Rotary Friendship Exchanges are when Rotarians get to travel to each others country and visit. It is purely for fun and friendship. As outlined on the below link, a group travels to their Rotary district, and then later a group comes to our district. A fantastic way to travel the world and make friends with people you have something in common with: Rotary!
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I am pleased to announce that Nelson Barbosa has agreed to start helping me with the Clubrunner duties. If you have any stories or pictures for the website please forward them to Nelson or myself.
Welcome to the team Nelson!