About Rotary

About Rotary
What is Rotary?
Clubs are at the heart of Rotary. Local clubs are supported by Rotary Districts, Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. Clubs bring together dedicated individuals to exchange ideas, build relationships, and take action. Rotary clubs use generous donations of time, money and in-kind supplies to support projects by Rotarians and our partners in communities at home and around the world. Together, Rotary clubs, districts and Rotary International work to make lasting improvements worldwide.
A very active 43-member service club, the Rotary Club of Athabasca volunteers and contributes to the betterment of the Athabasca area and other communities.  Since the club was chartered in January 1986, Athabascan Rotarians and friends have worked steadily to make a difference and create a better world. Well over $1.5 million has been raised and reinvested in community facilities and program in the Athabasca area. We welcome enquiries and Wednesday noon meeting visits.
Rotary District 5370 brings together all clubs in northern Alberta, north east British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. 
Rotary District 5370 is made up of:
  • 61 Rotary Clubs - professional men and women that number approximately 2,300,
  • 10 Rotaract Clubs - comprised of post-secondary students and young professionals between the ages of 18 and 30, that number approximately 120 members, and
  • 20 Interact Clubs - comprised of students aged 12 to 18 and each club has approximately 15 students.
We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Rotary members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self. In more than 33,000 clubs worldwide, you'll find members volunteering in communities at home and abroad to support education and job training, provide clean water, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, eradicate polio and make a difference in many other extraordinary ways. Explore the Rotary International website to learn more about Rotary and how you can Join Rotary.  
For more information, contact our Rotary Club of Athabasca membership chair, Wally Cummings at 780-689-9240 or walcum@telusplanet.net.