Club Information

Grande Prairie Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 12:15 PM
Paradise Inn & Suites
11201 - 100 Avenue
Rotary Room (South Entrance)
Grande Prairie, AB  T8V5M6
Canada
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Executive Assistant
Director - Club Service
Director - Community Service
Director - Vocational Service
Director - International Service
Director - Youth Service
 

 

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Meets every
2nd and
4th Tuesday
7:30 PM in
Students Association Lounge
at
Grande Prairie Regional College
Rotaract is Rotary for 18 - 30's.
Founded by the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie


 

 
 
 
     
      
 
Club Stories
 
 
On Friday, August 31st, the club's rebound exchange student (returned from exchange abroad), Morgan Bodnaruk gave a great presentation describing her year in Brazil.Some of Morgan's memories and photos included:
 
  • Eating interesting Brazilian foods
  • Visiting the capitol and seeing Brazil's government in action
  • Fishing (and catching!) piranha's in the Amazon River
  • A fellow exchange student's phone being rescued out of the same Amazon River after a guide dived in to get it for her!
But most of all, the audience seemed to notice the close connections Morgan formed with Rotarians, other exchange students, and friends in Brazil.  Our club is very proud of Morgan, her growth and accomplishments.  She has been and continues to be, a fantastic representative of Rotary.
 
On July 27th, our club's outbound exchange student, Emma Ruff, presented about her upcoming exchange to Belgium.  Her presentation was full of interesting facts (did you know Belgium is smaller than Vancouver Island, or that Belgium's population is about 100x more dense than Canada's?), and, as one Rotarian put it after the meeting, "a wicked sense of humour."
 
Emma is 15 years old, and recently completed the 10th grade at Peace Wapiti Academy.  She moved to Alberta from New Brunswick when she was only a year old and has lived here ever since with her parents and younger sister. 
 
She is an active member of Grande Prairie Interact Club, enjoys being active, and has been involved with wrestling, basketball, and badminton.  She plays the bass clarinet in her high school band.  She also loves reading, painting, and drawing. She loves traveling and trying new things (foods, activities, etc.).  Spending time with family and friends, and being involved in her community is very important to her.
 
If you would like to wish Emma luck on her journey, feel free to attend her going away party:
 
Centre 2000
Thursday, August 9th
5:30 - 8:30 PM
 
 
On July 20th, Lt. Brent Fulmek and Senior Firefighter Phillip Tufford visited our club to present on their Grande Prairie Firefighters Roatan Group project.
 
The group was established in 2010 and the first trip was in 2012. Their main focus is to provide training to the Roatan Bomberos in a variety of different skill sets such as:
  • vehicle extrication
  • firefighter survival/rescue
  • technical rope rescue
  • hazardous materials
  • and more
The group raises money and collects donations to send firefighters to the island, who volunteer their time, take their own vacation off work and provide their own meals and spending money. The funds raised go towards flights, transportation, and accommodations. 
 
Apply for Funding Today!
Click here to download the Rotary Funding Application. 
 
The Allocation Committees meets every quarter. Deadlines for each quarter are: 
 
  • September 15
  • December 15
  • March 15
  • June 15
 
Allocation of funds timeline: 
 
  • Up to $5,000.00 - 45 days after submission deadline
  • $5,001 to $50,000  - 90 days after submission deadline
  • Greater than $50,000 - 6 months to 1 year after submission deadline
 
 
Speakers
Dream Home Lunch
Dec 21, 2018
Annual Dream Home Lunch
TBA
Dec 28, 2018
Family Fun
Eric Hein
Jan 04, 2019
Grande Prairie Jr. A Storm in the Community
Mayor Bill Given
Jan 11, 2019
Budget 2019 - Property Tax Reset
Club Members
Jan 18, 2019
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