I have news of great upcoming events that will occur late June into July 2022. Our Rotary International President-Elect Jennifer Jones 2022-23, with her husband Nick will be travelling across Canada stopping off at 13 hubs. Jennifer is the first woman ever to become the President of Rotary International! And she is Canadian!  
Jennifer Jones has demonstrated exceptional leadership in her personal, professional, and Rotary life.  
 
We have had four meetings with Jennifer and her Cross Canada Tour Team to determine her vision, purpose and what she hopes to accomplish with the tour.  Her mission is to showcase to the world that Canadian Rotarians are People of Action!
 
To date, I have met with present and future Governors to share some ideas for July 9, which is Jennifer’s arrival for a day in Edmonton.  I was thrilled at the synergy and the many ideas that we will discussed and will follow up on.  
 
I have invited a group of Rotarians to form a core committee that will put into action a program inviting our family of Rotary to demonstrate that we really are People of Action. The plan is to extend an invitation to Rotarians in our District to gather your ideas and examples of doing good in our communities
 
As one of the chairs of the hubs, direction to us has been very clear that there are no borders for this tour and this is not a District event but a Canadian Rotary event with one of the hub stops in Edmonton.  We are the only province to have two hub stops. Calgary will be hosting the RI 2025 Convention so Jennifer will be making a stop there as well.  Calgary hub stop will involve the Calgary Stampede so the competition is on for us to make her stop in Edmonton over the top.
 
I hope you will embrace this exciting opportunity and be part of the Jennifer Jones Cross Canada Tour on July 9, 2022. Mark your calendars!
 
Warm Rotary regards, 
 
 
Betty L Screpnek, Director
The Rotary Foundation Canada
Chair, TRFC Program Committee
PDG District 5370 (2013-14)
RRFC, 24 West  2014-16