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Visit the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie

We meet Fridays at
12:15 PM
Paradise Inn & Suites
11201 - 100 Ave.

Rotary Room
(South Entrance) 

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Map to Hotel 

District Site

 

 

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Meets every
2nd and
4th Tuesday
7:30 PM in
Students Association Lounge
at
Grande Prairie Regional College
Rotaract is Rotary for 18 - 30's.
Founded by the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie


 

 

We are this close to ending Polio.

 
 

Club Executives & Directors

President
President elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Website/Social Media
Administrator
Club Administration Director
Membership director
Media Relations/Advertising
Public Relations Director
Rotary Day
Speakers/Weekly Program
Sargeant At Arms
Family of Rotary
Greeting Table
Orientation/Mentoring/Fireside
Fellowship Committee
Greenathon
Rotary Aboriginal Partnership
Food Bank/Kettles
BBQ Crew A
Local Small Donations
Bus Tours
Local Services
Placement Partnership
Highway to Mexico
International Youth Exchange
Friendship Exchange/Group Study
Global Projects
Scholarships
Air Cadets
Youth Services/Liasons
Rotary Foundation
Campground
Dream Home Management
Dream Home Ticket Sales
Curling 2016
Wellness House
Service Projects Director
Assessment/Planning
Alumni
 

There are over 300 Rotarians in Grande Prairie.  Is Rotary for you?  Here is a short video to see what it's all about.  If you want to know more, contact us.

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Club News and Happenings

 
"Here's Don Golden and the table moving team ready to spring into action and place the bench that Don and his wife Debbie donated to our campground"
 

 
DON'T FORGET TO COME TO ROTARY DAY THIS SATURDAY AT MUSKOSEEPI PARK!
IT WILL BE AN AFTERNOON FILLED WITH FAMILY ACTIVITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL.
WE ARE SHARING ROTARY WITH THE COMMUNITY AND SHOWCASING OUR LOCAL PROJECTS.
 
SATURDAY MAY 2, 2015
2-6 PM
MUSKOSEEPI PARK
 

 
 
Club makes a donation to the Golden Age Centre for renovations for $25,000.
 

 
 
The Club presented Andre Ouellette with a cheque for $5,000 for his daughter's memorial fund. Andre was at the club talking about the Conspiracy of Hope project that is raising awareness about suicide and encouraging conversations about it in order to bring hope to those who are struggling.
 
 
Cheque for $3500 was presented to Dennis Fedeyko for the GP Music Festival.
 
 
 

Reading University recieves a $5,000 donation for their wonderful program. 

 

 
 

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Today the Club donated $20,500 to various community and 1 international project. Pictured is the presentation to the GP Cricket Club

 

 
 
Tickets now on sale!
 
 
 
President Frank Daskewich looks on as Don Gnatiuk presents Fletcher Bootle with a crystal and a diamond pin. This presentation is in recognition of Fletcher and his wife Diane Bootle becoming major donors, level 1  and sustaining members of the Rotary Foundation.
 
 
 
ImageWe were very fortunate to have a presentation  from Digvijai Singh Parmar and Jason Schembri of the Grande Prairie Cricket Assoc. They have recently built a cricket pitch at the Northridge Field and offer cricket instruction every Wednesday at 7pm with fun games on Saturday and team games on Sunday.
 

 
 
Frank Daskewich presents Lorraine Gabriel with her Past President's pin.Image
 

 
 
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Friday the club was please to present : Fletcher Bootle was presented with his Paul Harris Fellow + 8 pin and Merle Hawryluk was presented with her Paul Harris Fellow + 1 pin

 

 

 
 
 

Cheque Presentations to the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre and Paul Harris Fellowship for the Side sisters in recognition of their work with Reading University.

 
 
 

Dave Johnson came to update the club the Youth Wellness Centre at the Composite High School. He happily shared quotes from facility and students on their experiences at the centre. It is safe to say this centre is making a real difference in the lives of students who need mental health assistance in our community......

 

 
 
 
A donation back to the community to support the Friends of Saskatoon Lake...
 
 
 

It’s that time! Six years ago, the Rotary Jasper Trip started with around 30 people from a couple Clubs – last year we had over 110 people from 4 Grande Prairie Clubs!      

More Info...

 
 
 

The Grande Prairie Rotary Club has entered into the world of Facebook.

 

 

 
 
 

Welcome Doug and Jennifer, the newest members of the Grande Prairie Rotary Club...

 

 
 
 
A message from Jessica our scholarship student
 
 
 

Tim Meng - President of the Rotary Foundation gave a presentation on the Foundation and it's work done locally and internationally.  Tim issued a challenge to  each member to donate at least $10 this year....

More...

 
 
 

Our club execs take the podium to provide updates...

 

 
 
 
 

Speakers

Aug 28, 2015
Greg Podmore & Brent Bibby
Highway to Mexico
Sep 04, 2015
Avalon Heemsherk
Rebound Student Presentation
Sep 11, 2015
TBA
Rotary Lottery Committee
Sep 18, 2015
No Speaker
Members Participation
Sep 25, 2015
Susan Targett
Seven Generations - Company & Operations Update
Oct 02, 2015
Carston Seibert
Grande Prairie Home Builders Association
Oct 09, 2015
No Speaker
Members Participation
Oct 16, 2015
Sean Grey & Brandon Mann
Classifications
Oct 23, 2015
No Speaker
Members Participation
Nov 06, 2015
No Speaker
Members Participation
Nov 13, 2015
Nov 20, 2015
TBA
Nov 27, 2015
TBA
Dec 04, 2015
TBA
Dec 11, 2015
TBA
Dec 18, 2015
TBA
Dec 25, 2015
No Meeting
Merry Christmas
 

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