Rotary Serving Humanity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laura Morie

Rotary District 5370

District Governor 2016 2017

 

Rotary International President John Germ and his wife Judy have selected “Rotary Serving Humanity” as the theme for the 2016-2017 Rotary Year. What a wonderful year this will be as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation and participate in the final push to End Polio Now!  

 

Celebrations are a vehicle in which we are able to share our successes, our vision and our ideals with those that we care about. There is no better time than this year to invite those same people within our networks to join our clubs and our Rotary Community.  I urge all Rotarians to commit to inviting your friends and neighbors to join you at your meetings and your service events.  Allow them to have that “Rotary experience”.  Give them the opportunity to share in the excitement and service that you provide in your communities!  Welcome them into your club as new members.

 

Rotary Clubs in our District have made an extraordinary effort in the last six years to support youth and help them to “Do Good in the World”. The growth in our youth programs has been explosive! The youth understand Rotary is the best organization to partner with in order to achieve their goals for global reach and positive change. Please make room for these young future Rotarians (Interactors, Rotaractors, and Rotary Youth Exchange Alumni) to participate at the club level, to be members of the club and to continue to contribute to Rotary with their energy and enthusiasm. We can start the next 100 years with more hands, renewed vigor, exciting ideas and projects that will result in an even greater legacy.

 

The District Leadership Team and I look forward to a year of sharing past accomplishments within the District and we look forward to assisting your clubs to achieve even more in the 2016 2017 Rotary year.

 

I am grateful to my family, the members of Rotary District 5370, the Youth in our District, the Leadership Teams and especially my own Rotary Club of Westlock for their support, kindness, inspiration and this special opportunity to serve. I thank you all for the trust and love that I feel everyday as part of this community we call Rotary.  

 

Yours in Rotary Service,

 

Laura

 

 
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FORT McMURRAY FIRE RELIEF FUND UPDATE
A sincere thank you to the many Rotary clubs, organizations and individuals who have contributed to our district foundation’s Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund.   Through your generosity we have received over $725,000 to date.
 
It will be some time before the funds will be disbursed.  As we have previously noted, this fund is meant for the long term rebuilding needs in the community.  In order to provide advice on those needs, the Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation is establishing an allocation advisory committee.  The committee will consist of two representatives from each of the two Fort McMurray Rotary clubs as well as two representatives from Wood Buffalo Regional Municipality (which includes Fort McMurray).  It will be chaired by DGE Frank Reitz, who is also a Fort McMurray resident.
 
The terms of reference for the allocation committee contain the following criteria:
Suggested Criteria for Inclusion in Disbursement Guidelines
1. Capital needs should be given priority over operating needs.
2. The degree that the disbursement meets immediate community needs or long term
community needs should be considered.
3. The project being funded needs to be defined and specific.
4. Priority should be given to projects that would rebuild or restore property loss due to
direct damage from the fire or would assist an indirect loss attributed to the fire.
5. The project must be in the geographic area affected by the fire.
6. Sustainabilty of the project is important.
7. Priority should be given to projects for children, youth and seniors.
 
We will be posting updates on this site regarding disbursement of funds, once that process has started.  In the meantime, additional donations are needed and welcome.
Donations may be from individuals or corporations. 
 
Rotary clubs may wish to facilitate this process by collecting donations, and then forwarding either the individual cheques or a cheque drawn on the club’s account for the total amount, along with a list of the donors and their addresses and postal codes.
 
Please make cheques payable to:  "Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation" and forward to: 
 
Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation
c/o Rotary District 5370 Office
16030 – 104 Ave.. NW
Edmonton AB    T5P 0S3
 
Please annotate cheques “Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund”
 
If you wish to make a donation using a charge card, you may do so using ATB Cares.  ATB matches donations with an additional 15%.  Here’s the link:
 
 
All donations made through ATB cares flow through to the Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation's Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund. Many thanks!
 
Julius Buski, President
Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation
 
 

 
 
Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund Established
 
The Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation has established the “Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund” to assist in the rebuilding of that city following this tragic fire.  The Charitable Foundation is now ready to accept donations, for which tax receipts will be issued.  The Foundation will rely on an independent committee of Fort McMurray stakeholders (including the Rotary clubs and the municipality) for advice on disbursal of the funds. 
 
Donations may be from individuals or corporations.  Rotary clubs may wish to facilitate this process by collecting donations, and then forwarding either the individual cheques or a cheque drawn on the club’s account for the total amount, along with a list of the donors and their addresses and postal codes.
 
Please make cheques payable to:  "Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation" and forward to:
 
Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation
c/o Rotary District 5370 Office
16030 – 104 Ave.. NW
Edmonton AB    T5P 0S3
 
Please annotate cheques “Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund”
 

If you wish to make a donation using a charge card, you may do so using ATB Cares.  ATB matches donations with an additional 15%.  Here’s the link:

 

https://atbcares.com/bcart/add/cause/124-889886024RR0001

 
All donations made through ATB cares flow through to the Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation's Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund. Many thanks!
 
Julius Buski, President
Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation
 
 

 
 
 
 
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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.