September 2017 District Conference Dan Sorensen 2017-10-11 06:00:00Z 0
Our 2016 Integrity Awards were held Wednesday April 27th celebrating the commitment Brad Lucier and Olive Wooden have had in our community.
We were please to have Mayor Melissa Blake present to speak what it takes to have integrity. We also received a speech from our Assistant District Governor who gave a background of the Paul Harris pin.
We enjoyed the evening with both clubs and fellowship.
Thank you all who were able to attend.


2016 Integrity Awards 2016-04-29 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you all Rotary members who joined us for another successful WinterPLAY event to showcase our club in our community!

We lucked out with the weather and were treated with a beautiful sunset.

Hot chocolate was enjoyed by all.

Congratulations Rotary Club of Fort McMurray
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The Fort McMurray Rotary Club is pleased to partner with the WinterPLAY festival for their bonfire at the closing ceremonies. The closing ceremonies will
be held on Sunday, February 21st at the Syne at 6pm. Please join us for the celebration of another fabulous festival while we hand our free hot chocolate
to the community. Fireworks start at 7:30pm, for a schedule of events visit
Rotary Bonfire at WinterPLAY closing ceremonies 2016-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Have a look at all of our events for the month of October promoting Family Literacy Month.
Literacy Month Events 2015-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you Bryan for a lovely change over dinner and for your past year as President.

Many things were accomplished, congratulations on the successful year.
We welcome Jeanette as our new President and are looking forward to it.
Change Over Dinner 2015-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
This year's Integrity Awards were held on Wednesday, May 6th at the Quality Inn and Conference Center. Our clubs recipient was John & Gail Foy, and the Oil Sands club recipient was Russell Thomas. Congratulations to these individuals and thank you for your contributions to our community.
Integrity Awards 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Julianne was on hand at this weeks Chamber of Commerce lunch where TransCanada presented Imagination Library with a donation of $10,000.
Cheque from TransCanada 2015-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Today we had a presentation from our MLA Mike Allen. Mr.Allen was able to give us a report on the progress of different projects and the current state of our economy. We appreciate the visit.
Presentation from MLA Mike Allen 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
We were lucky enough to have Principal of Dr.Clark school Jeffrey Porter attend today's lunch meeting for a cheque presentation. We have donated funds to assist with a breakfast program for the students at Dr.Clark school. This was Bryan's project as President of 2014-2015 to secure a breakfast program in our region. We hope that we can expand this program in years to come. Congratulations everyone!
Cheque presented for Dr. KA Clark School breakfast program 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
We received a very descriptive newsletter from Operation Eyesight. The newsletter is an update on what they have been doing with the funds we supply them. If you have the time I encourage you to read it, as its very informative.
It can be downloaded at
Operation Eyesight Newsletter Megan Langille 2015-02-03 00:00:00Z 0

On March 1st we are teaming up with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in the WinterPLAY closing ceremony. We will be hosting a bonfire and highlighting Light Up Rotary. The significance of the fire will be to promote awareness of Rotary within the community. We will be offering free hot chocolate. The event will be held outside on the Snye from 5pm-8pm.  Come out and enjoy the snow and celebrate Rotary's great success in making a difference in our community and globally. Those interested in volunteering please speak to Megan.

Volunteers required for March 1st: Light Up Rotary event 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0

We are teaming up with the Fort McMurray Today once again this year to showcase what Rotary does in the community in support of Rotary Day. This special section will have articles speaking about our current projects, messages from our presidents and advertisements from our members. This special will run on Rotary Day February 23rd sign up sheets for advertisements will be circulated shortly.  Contact Megan if you would like to advertise. 

Rotary Day special in the Today newspaper 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Frank Reitz, a longstanding member of our Rotary club wrote to a letter to The Today editor outlining all the many ways that Rotary helps our community in the Wood Buffalo region and around the globe.
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We are happy to announce that Dan Sorenson has been elected as the Club President for 2016-2017. And we have submitted a nomination to Rotary International for Frank Reitz as District Governor 2017-2018.  Both Dan and Frank have a long history with the Fort McMurray Rotary Club and we look forward to all the new initiatives they bring to the club in the future.
All the best to Dan and Frank. 
New Executive and District Governor Nomination 2014-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Select Member on Aug 05, 2014

Congratulations to those who received Paul Harris pins this month






Paul Harris Pins Select Member 2014-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Mayoral visit from Edmonton makes an impression on local rotarians. Nelson Barbosa 2013-11-27 00:00:00Z 0
Mayoral visit from Edmonton makes an impression on local rotarians. Nelson Barbosa 2013-11-27 00:00:00Z 0
It's time to plan again ... 2014 Rotary International Convention Nelson Barbosa 2013-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
RotaryLinks @ Wood Buffalo Inc. receives first grant through major community facilities program Nelson Barbosa 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary spotlights the fight to end the disease on World Polio Day (October 24th, 2013) Nelson Barbosa 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Need the MOP, Rotary Constitution, Club Constitution, By-Laws, Code of Policies, Council On Legislation, Rotary Marks & Emblem, etc.? Nelson Barbosa 2013-10-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Nelson Barbosa on Sep 08, 2013

Please note that until further notice our rotary club will be meeting at the:

Smitty's Restaurant

Backroom as per normal

Location Update Nelson Barbosa 2013-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Heritage Park Flood Relief and Rotary Nelson Barbosa 2013-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary and water Russell Maxwell 2013-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell Maxwell on Mar 10, 2013


 This past year was one of major accomplishments for Rotary and your Rotary Foundation.

Extraordinary progress was made toward the eradication of polio. We made history when India was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries — leaving just Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. A difficult road lies ahead, but thanks to the commitment and generosity of Rotarians and friends, we are confident that Rotary will lead the way toward a polio-free world.

We also expanded Rotary’s reach in new and effective ways by entering into partnerships with Mercy Ships and UNESCO-IHE. And we built on our record of humanitarian service by continuing our strong relationships with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, USAID, Aga Khan University, Oikocredit and the Rotary Peace Centers.

Over half a million young people worldwide participated in our New Generations programs. Their involvement in Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotaract and Interact clubs, and RYLA events helped them develop skills that they’ll need to become service-minded community and global leaders - and future Rotarians.

In 2012, The Rotary Foundation also earned top marks from several independent charity evaluators, including the American Institute of Philanthropy, Charity Navigator and the Wise Giving Alliance.

As we look ahead, we can be proud of all that Rotarians have accomplished. I am pleased to share the digital version of the 2011-12 Rotary International and Rotary Foundation Annual Report (click here), which offers a firsthand look at how Rotarians are working to improve the lives of people in need. I encourage you to review our annual report carefully, and to share it with others who may be interested in joining, partnering with, or donating to Rotary.

Thank you for helping Rotary achieve lasting change in your community and around the world. 


John Hewko
General Secretary
Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation
Twitter: @johnhewko

Rotary: A Year of Major Accomplishments (AR1C)‏ Russell Maxwell 2013-03-10 19:11:05Z 0
Posted by Russell Maxwell on Mar 09, 2013

 RI Director Anne L. Matthews will be the Vice President of Rotary International for the 2013-14 Rotary year

 Director 12/14 Anne L. Matthews has been appointed by Rotary
International President-elect Ron Burton to serve as the Vice President
of Rotary International for the 2013-14 Rotary year. RIPE Ron announced
this appointment on Monday.

Anne is the first woman elected to serve as Vice President of Rotary
International. Anne is also the first woman to be elected to serve both
as a Trustee of The Rotary Foundation and The RI Board of Directors.

PP Ron Ron Nethercutt District Internet Information Officer 3790
Club and International Service Director RC Mabalacat Angeles City,


RI Director Anne L. Matthews to be VP of RI for the 2013-14 Rotary year Russell Maxwell 2013-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell Maxwell on Oct 25, 2012

The Fort McMurray Rotary Clubs were pleased to be able to play host for D.G. Kevin Hilgers and his spouse Janice McNeice on October 26 and 27. On the 26th a very enjoyable dinner was held at the Stonebridge Inn with catering by Smitty's restaurant. D.G. Kevin gave us a very enthusiastic speech with several good ideas on how to get better recognition for Rotary and hopefully more members. We were also pleased to be able to induct two new members, Tim O'Rourke and Nelson Barbosa. Recognition was also given to Frank Seraka and Frank Reitz for reaching new Paul Harris contribution levels.

In this picture are from left to right, Matthew Creighton President of the Oilsands Rotary Club, D.G. Kevin Hilgers, Dan Lemke President of the Fort McMurray Rotary Club and Assistant D.G. Gary Couet.


District Governor Kevin Hilgers Visitation Russell Maxwell 2012-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tracy Simmons on Mar 18, 2012

Enroll your child in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and we’ll send them a FREE BOOK every month until their fifth birthday. 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is open to all children within the RMWB under age 5. To register visit, select Canada as the country, and follow the instructions. The launch event is on Sunday, April 1 from 1-4 at the Nexen Field House at MacDonald Island. There will be bouncy castles, face painting, crafts, snacks, celebrity author readings, and mascots Curious George, Spot the Dog and Toot & Puddle. This is a FREE event and parents can also register their children at the event.
(click on the headline for the full story)
Imagination Library Tracy Simmons 2012-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell Maxwell on Feb 21, 2012
Our guest speaker on Feb. 22 was long time Fort McMurray resident, business owner and author, Mrs. Frances Jean. She joined us to introduce her latest book, More Than Oil: Trappers, Traders and Settlers of Northern Alberta. Her new book is a fascinating history of the development of Fort McMurray through memories, stories and anecdotes. Seen here is Mrs. Jean with her son Brian Jean, MP for Fort McMurray - Athabasca.

Feb. 22, 2012 guest Speaker - Mrs. Frances Jean Russell Maxwell 2012-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Meetings, Make-Ups & Meals Frank Reitz 2009-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Manjit Athwal
Tuesday October 21st Fort McMurray Public Library
A Family Evening of Storytelling

Tuesday October 21  Fort McKay School 
Gr 3 - 8

 Wednesday October 22 Conklin Community School and Janvier School 
Conklin (K - Gr 5) and Janvier (Gr 4 -7) c

Wednesday October 22 Anzac Community School 

Gr 4 - 6 students

Thursday October 23 Fort Chipewyan
Athabasca Delta Community School  Gr 4 - 6 students 


Family Literacy Month Activities with Michael Kusugak Manjit Athwal 0
Posted by Russell Maxwell

 Sharing your skills

The Rotary Foundation’s new grant model provides various ways for Rotarians to use their skills to help others. Vocational training teams enable groups to travel to other countries to learn more about their profession or to teach local professionals, while the Project Enhancement Process (PEP) pilot is providing expertise for projects in water and sanitation.




Sharing your skills Russell Maxwell 0
Posted by Russell Maxwell
Our club has been a major sponsor of Fort McMurray's Public Access to Defibrillation (PAD) program since it's inception. On February 8, 2012 we were pleased to be able to make an additional contribution to the program in the amount of $30,000. In this picture President Julianne North Bourque and Past President Barb Reitz make a presentation of our cheque to EMT Firefighter First Class Ryan CornochanImage.
Rotary Supports PAD Russell Maxwell 0
Posted by Frank Reitz
FORT MCMURRAY COMPOSITE HIGH SCHOOL INTERACT CLUB celebrated their charter night on Tuesday March 8, 2011.
Exchange Students Ski Trip, 2011 Frank Reitz 0
Posted by Russell Maxwell
You've heard about doing a make-up online? Stella shared how we can do these at the a recent meeting. It's easy - simply click on the link Rotary E Club One and check out "Make-Up Programs".
Make-Ups - Make-Em-Up Online! Russell Maxwell 0
Posted by Steve Greene
The Singing for Supper event held at Keyano Theatre on December 13th was a huge success. Thanks to the efforts of the Fort McMurray Rotary Club a total of $10,889.42 was raised. $2000.00 was delivered to the Knights of Columbus Community Dinner with the balance of the fundraising going to the Fort McMurray Food Bank. Thank you to everyone who was involved in either volunteering their time, providing sponsorship, or in purchasing tickets to the event.
Singing for Supper - What a Success! Steve Greene 0
Posted by Frank Reitz
Rotary International's programs and service opportunities, listed below, are designed to help Rotarians meet the needs of their own communities and assist people worldwide.
The programs of Rotary International Frank Reitz 0
From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives.
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