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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
Grant survey shows solid support for new model
More than 6,000 Rotary members in 154 countries reported on their experiences with the new grant model as part of an evaluation during the 2015-16 Rotary year. The results will help us improve the grant process and learn what impact the Foundation's global grants have on our areas of focus. Among the key findings: 90 percent of respondents support the grant model; 86 percent see it as an improvement over the former model. Grant activity and the average grant award continue to increase each year. Rotary members want more resources to help them apply for grants and design sustainable projects...
Committee members named to nominate 2018-19 Rotary president
The following Rotary members will serve on the 2016-17 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2018-19. The committee is scheduled to meet on 8 August. Zone 2Kazuhiko Ozawa, Rotary Club of Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan Zone 4 Sudarshan Agarwal, Rotary Club of Delhi, Delhi, India Zone 6 Noraseth Pathmanand, Rotary Club of Bang Rak, Thailand Zone 8 John B. Boag, Rotary Club of E-Club of District 9650, New South Wales, Australia Zone 10 Jackson S.L. Hsieh, Rotary Club of Taipei Sunrise, Taiwan Zone 12 Elio Cerini, Rotary Club of Milano Duomo, Italy Zone 14 Ekkehart Pandel,...
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 July auctions.
 
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
Jul 29, 2016
Aug 05, 2016
Sadie Stevenson
Outbound to Denmark!
Aug 12, 2016
Leanne Chartrand, Community Engagement Lead
The Alberta Energy Regulator
Aug 19, 2016
Youth Exchange Student Ryan Boutillier
Back from Taiwan. How was my year? Meet at GP Golf Club
Aug 19, 2016
** Fellowship Event following meeting
Annual Bloomfield & Simpson (BS) Golf Tournament - GPGCC
Aug 26, 2016
Evelyne Viens Dpbish
Highway to Mexico. Impact. How YOU could get involved
Sep 02, 2016
Lyle Carlstrom, Barb Metituk, 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
Classifications
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
Elizabeth Dwernychuk, Corp Communications
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
TBA
Jan 20, 2017
TBA
 
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Rotary International News
Grant survey shows solid support for new model
More than 6,000 Rotary members in 154 countries reported on their experiences with the new grant model as part of an evaluation during the 2015-16 Rotary year. The results will help us improve the grant process and learn what impact the Foundation's global grants have on our areas of focus. Among the key findings: 90 percent of respondents support the grant model; 86 percent see it as an improvement over the former model. Grant activity and the average grant award continue to increase each year. Rotary members want more resources to help them apply for grants and design sustainable projects...
Committee members named to nominate 2018-19 Rotary president
The following Rotary members will serve on the 2016-17 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2018-19. The committee is scheduled to meet on 8 August. Zone 2Kazuhiko Ozawa, Rotary Club of Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan Zone 4 Sudarshan Agarwal, Rotary Club of Delhi, Delhi, India Zone 6 Noraseth Pathmanand, Rotary Club of Bang Rak, Thailand Zone 8 John B. Boag, Rotary Club of E-Club of District 9650, New South Wales, Australia Zone 10 Jackson S.L. Hsieh, Rotary Club of Taipei Sunrise, Taiwan Zone 12 Elio Cerini, Rotary Club of Milano Duomo, Italy Zone 14 Ekkehart Pandel,...
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 July auctions.
Apply to serve on an RI committee
Would you like to contribute to Rotary by serving on a committee? The 10 committees listed below are searching for qualified candidates for openings in 2017-18. Each of these committees works with Rotary leaders to increase efficiency and promote the goals and priorities of our strategic plan. Apply for a committee appointment by 14 August. Learn more about the committees and the application process. Get answers to frequently asked questions. Committees with openings for 2017-18 Audit Communications Constitution and Bylaws Election Review Finance Global Networking Groups Joint Young Leaders...
John Germ: Champion of Chattanooga
From the July 2016 issue of The Rotarian Just before John Germ dropped by, Rick Youngblood took a deep breath. “You want to match his energy,” he says, “but he makes it hard to keep up.” Youngblood is the president and CEO of Blood Assurance, a regional blood bank in Chattanooga, Tenn., that Germ helped found in 1972. After his visit with Youngblood, Germ strode between mountains of empty bottles and cans at Chattanooga’s John F. Germ Recycling Center at Orange Grove, which he designed, before he drove to a construction site and popped a cork to dedicate a Miracle League field where special...