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Grande Prairie Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:15 PM
Paradise Inn & Suites
11201 - 100 Avenue
Rotary Room (South Entrance)
Grande Prairie, AB  T8V5M6
Canada
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International News
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
 
WELCOME TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF GRANDE PRAIRIE
Are you an established professional who wants to make positive changes in your community and the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for community service and friendship. There are over 300 Rotarians in Grande Prairie and becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group who share your drive to give back.
 
 
Club Stories
 
Recently the 2016 International Convention was held in Seoul, Korea.  I and 4 other members of the RCGP were fortunate enough to attend the convention. I was very lucky to have 8 other members and spounses of our club join me in Seoul. Kudos to Kevin and Jan Hilgers, Harry and Amar Sandhu, Doug Montgomery and Terry Lewis and Joanne Ballance for making trip as well.  I want to express my gratitude for this experience as the President Elect, I found it a valuable source of networking and knowledge for all things Rotary! 
 
Myself, I have attended several conventions throughout the years and this was by far one of the best Rotary Conventions I have attended. The break outs and keynotes were educational and inspirational!, The opportunity to attend as President Elect, certainly gave me a whole new perspective though, it provided me with a broader sense of both my responsibility but also my resources. I connected not only with fellow President Elects around the globe, but also with one right here in Grande Prairie, who I know I will be working with throughout the year, Karen Scribner from the Swan City Club.  I found it invaluable to be able to connect with other President Elects to share ideas and broaden my own scope of what our Rotary Club does do and can do in the future! Together, my new friends and fellow President Elects have made a pact to meet one year from now in Atlanta to share our Presidential Year of experiences! I can't wait! I know that Joanne Ballance,  our incoming Secretary,  echoes the benefits she got to experience by attending.  
 
No matter how many times a person attends a Convention, they always come away with a renewed sense of "Rotary" and a broadened view of how one person really can make a difference.  I invite everyone to try and attend a Rotary International Convention, no matter where you are in your Rotary journey. Why not join many of us who have already committed to attend the 2017 International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia, or perhaps 2018 in Toronto, Ontario!  This is a great chance to get to know Rotary better as well as your fellow Rotarians, local and international friends alike. 
 
Thank you again, and here is to a great Rotary Year! 
President Elect
Cheryl   
 

 
The Horse Lake Graduation for our Rotary Employment Work Partnership program happened over the weekend. It has been a resounding success!
 
 
 
 
"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.
 

 
 
 

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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

 

 
 
 
Speakers
Sep 02, 2016
Navi Sethi, Angie Saltman, Cody Hill
Classifications - BBQ Team Club Lunch at the Golden Age Centre
Sep 09, 2016
Assistant Governor Tracy Vavrek
Opportunities for Rotarians
Sep 16, 2016
Travis Toews
Agriculture Industry and it's Role in our Region
Sep 23, 2016
Noina Pattaravarapun
Thailand Inbound Exchange Student.
Sep 30, 2016
Chelsea Lewis
The Life Cycle of a Landfill. Aquatera
Oct 07, 2016
Our two local fire chiefs
Learning from Ft. McMurray; Disaster Preparedness. County Chief Everette Cooke. City Dan Lemieux
Oct 14, 2016
Oct 21, 2016
Barb Metituk, Rob Thominson
Classifications
Oct 28, 2016
Kevin Keller
Economic Development in MD of Greenview
Nov 04, 2016
Executive
Membership Businesss Meeting
Nov 11, 2016
Nov 18, 2016
Tom Ruth, President and CEO
Edmonton International Airport
Nov 25, 2016
Ainsley Lamontagne
Tourism in our region
Dec 02, 2016
Dec 09, 2016
Executive
Club Elections
Dec 16, 2016
Michael Morgan, Weyerhaeuser
Transition of new ownership
Dec 23, 2016
Meeting at Dream Home
Xmas Social Time
Dec 30, 2016
TBA
Jan 06, 2017
Classifications
Classifications
Jan 13, 2017
Bonnie Braun, Bill Leslie
Methadone Treatment for Opiate Dependency. GP CAMP Clinic.
Jan 27, 2017
TBA
Feb 03, 2017
TBA
Feb 10, 2017
Joan Libsekal Senior Operating Officer AHS
QEII and Regional Hospital.
Feb 17, 2017
Classifications
Classifications
Feb 24, 2017
Cam Sorenson and Chris Montgomery.
Canadian Assoc. of Petroleum Producers. The Industry Today.
 
Rotary International News
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of August auctions.