Join Us Tuesdays
Join us every Tuesday at 12:00 PM at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel
133 - 9th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 2M3
Canada
 
 
 
Speakers
May 03, 2016
Various
A Celebration of our Community
May 17, 2016
Ignite Committee Chair (Alberta Room)
Progress on the Ignite Initiative
May 24, 2016
Foundations Committee
Ev Mayhood and Foundations Day
May 31, 2016
Frank McKitrick (Alberta Room)
Special Music Program
 
Upcoming Events
 
Our Board
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Director Community Service
Director International Service
Director Communications
Director Programs
Director Fundraising
Director Membership
Director Fellowship
Director Youth Services
Vice President
Office Manager
Foundations
 
 
COG Newsletters
Volume 33 Number 38
Apr 29, 2016
Volume 33 Number 37
Apr 22, 2016
Volume 33 Number 36
Apr 15, 2016
 
 
Club News
We need hundreds of volunteers to cater two of the largest parties in the city, and you can register yourself, as well as your friends and family, to volunteer at the Stampede Roundup and/or the Oxford Stomp by following the registration links below.
 
STAMPEDE ROUNDUP - Wednesday, July 13, 2016
OXFORD STOMP - Friday, July 15, 2016
 
As we are continuing our efforts build a database of reliable volunteers, we really need a valid email address and phone number for each volunteer you sign up.
 
 
 
Since 1999, over 200 adult learners have been awarded Rotary Adult Literacy Bursaries. This year, Al McMillan, Chair of the Adult Literacy Committee, presented Adult Literacy Bursaries to six students at the Spring Awards Ceremony. Committee members Lorne Larson and Walter Chayka were also in attendance.  Sharon Carry, President & CEO of Bow Valley College (and a former member of our Club) opened the Ceremony with an inspiring message of the power of education to change lives.
 
 
The Adult Literacy Committee of The Rotary Club of Calgary has been making a difference in adult literacy for over fifteen years. A new initiative focused on improving adult literacy and family learning skills was launched in the fall of 2015. This initiative is described in detail in the Mid-Point Evaluation of the Homework Help Program. The program is funded by the Rotary Club of Calgary working with its partners, the Calgary Public Library and Bow Valley College. The Rotary Club of Calgary continues to support foundational learning and essential skills for adults through Adult Basic Literacy Education. See the full Report.
 
 
 
Our Club's Activities

The Rotary Club of Calgary has been involved with the Calgary Rotary Challenger Park since its inception in the late 1990s.  The Rotary Club of Calgary has three members serving on the Board of Challenger Park (Past-President Doug MacDonald, Brian Guichon and David Holden) and several others who have served as Board members and Park leaders.  These individuals are now recognized as Park Ambassadors (Lou MacEachern, Walter Haessel, and Don Ross).

Calgary Rotary Challenger Park is a barrier-free meeting and recreational facility that is accessible to all people regardless of their age or ability.  But it is more than that!  It is a model of community inclusiveness where persons with disabilities can play next to and with their able-bodied peers on a daily basis.
 
In September 2015 The Rotary Club of Calgary agreed to support the Calgary Rotary Challenger Park  “Centre For All Abilities” project by donating $100,000/year for five years commencing in the 2016/17 Rotary year.
 
 

The Rotary Club of Calgary has been making major donations to the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway for 5 years!

Thirteen Calgary Rotary clubs, the Rotary Club of Cochrane and Rotoract are sponsors along with Mattamy Homes, and have come together to fund the bulk of the project. 

 "The Greenway embodies Rotary's vision for a better future for Calgarians and the generations who follow.  We are very proud to put our name to this community project."  Eva Friesen, president of the Rotary Club of Calgary, said in a release.

As of summer 2015, the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway is nearing 90% completion.  Check the pathway progress.