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Volume 32 - Number 31
Feb 20, 2015
Volume 32 - Number 30
Feb 13, 2015
Volume 32 - Number 29
Feb 06, 2015

Club News

On March 15, a group of Syrian Women in Calgary we will be holding a film screening, "Damascus with Love," and a silent auction at the Globe Cinema in Calgary.  All proceeds raised will go to Shelter Box - Syrian Relief. The Rotary Club of Calgary is sponsoring our event and has donated a significantly generous amount for our cause.  The Every Woman Foundation is a special contributor as well. 
The Small Donations Committee recently provided our Stampede Barbeque Recycling Partner with funding to purchase 5 new iPads.
Vecova is Calgary’s only non-profit bottle depot and recycles over 200,000 beverage containers each year for our Stampede Barbeques.
The introduction of mobile tablet technology will allow Vecova employees to share data and critical-client information efficiently and in real-time, and will help streamline how Vecova works in the community and supports those with disabilities.
“We knew this was a great opportunity because organizations like Vecova do so much good,” said Michael Pierson, Chair of the Rotary Club of Calgary’s Small Donations Committee.  (See Complete Article)
Module 1 - Me and Rotary - March 21 at Rotary Challenger Park
Module 2 - Me and My Club - April 18 at Rotary Challenger Park
Module 1, 2 and  3 - May 7 and 8 (concurrent sessions Medicine Hat (in conjunction with the District Conference)
This video is an example of how some of the recent Small Donations Committee money has helped here in Calgary.  It was a wonderful initiative and showcases a little of Sue Style’s work with the Single Parent Project.
Deloitte is working with the Partnership to hire and train their newest Catering Assistant – See the Newsletter for details.  The City of Edmonton has hired a number of employees with disabilities and has now produced a video celebrating their success and building awareness within their organization - See the City of Edmonton Video.
Join Rotarians from across District 5360 at the District Conference in Medicine Hat on May 8 - 10, 2015 with your hosts from The Rotary Club of Calgary.
Since 2011 the Rotary Club of Calgary has raised over $100,000 to support advanced education for AIDS orphans in Uganda.  Twelve students have graduated and twenty-four more students are in the process of completing their post-secondary studies.
Dean Gjertsen, Chair of the Club’s Adult Literacy Committee, presented eight Rotary Adult Literacy Bursaries to students at the Bow Valley College Awards Ceremony on November 13, 2014.
“It feels good to provide opportunities to people who have a strong desire to further their education”, said Gertsen.  He was joined at the Awards Ceremony by Committee members Al McMillan and Walter Chayka.  The Committee works with Bow Valley College to review Bursary Applications and identify students who have a strong commitment to continuing their education.

Our Club's Activities

The 2013-2014 centennial year activities built on the past and positions us for growth and success in another 100 years.  Thank you to the Centennial Committee for this great celebration of "One Hundred Years of Giving Back".

Check the February 5 2015 article "A Century is Cause to Celebrate" in the Calgary Senior newspaper.

Check out the article in the Calgary Herald by Fred Stenson, the author of "Rotary in Calgary, Celebrating One Hundred Years".


A Big THANK YOU to all our Sponsors, Donors and Golfers for supporting the Stay in School Awards Program!

TOGETHER we raised $105,000 that goes directly to the SIS Awards program!

Find out more about the Stay In School Awards program.

Name of Individuals in the photo starting left to right: Maxine Morrison |  Co-Chair Rotary SIS Golf Classic, Carl Smith | Founder of Stay in School Program, Jay McKeen | President of Jack Carter Chevrolet Cadillac Buick GMC, James Costello | Co-Chair Rotary SIS Golf Classic
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