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Rotary and Rotaract President elect Training Sessions
As I indicated, this is the second of two emails relative to the preparation of Presidents-elect taking office July 1st. Club Presidents, if the District does not yet have your President-elect’s email address, please pass on this correspondence to them and be sure to have them registered in ClubRunner. Attending these sessions will best prepare your President-elect to have a successful Rotary year, and we highly encourage them to attend. If your club does not yet have a President elect, please have a representative from your club register to attend. 
 
One of the things I will be asking Presidents-elect to do is follow the curriculum in the Rotary Learning Center. The entire curriculum takes less than one hour per month for a total of 4.5 hours over six months, so it is not overly difficult. At each of our online training sessions – 90 minutes each – we will review certain modules of the program for discussion to ensure PEs are comfortable with this knowledge and address any questions or issues that may arise.
 
To access this learning course, log on to MyRotary, click Learning and Reference, click Learning Center, click View under Club Leadership, then click Club President Basics. We will walk through this process at the first session. Here is the curriculum we will be following over the next six months:
 
January 31, 2023
  • Introduction of Learning Center Club President Basics
  • Ensuring new Executive is registered in ClubRunner
  • Introduction of new Rotary Policy Manual and Rotary Leadership Handbook (Governance). Please look at these two Draft documents attached.
  • Review of key Policy changes: Risk Management & Mitigation – led by DGN Brian Edwards
  • Other issues PE’s wish to raise
  • Click Here to Register
 
February 28, 2023
  • Review of Learning Center Module on Working with your Club Leadership Team and Rotary's Action Plan and You
  • Strategic Planning – setting goals for the upcoming Rotary year (“The Realm of Possibility”). Review of Presidential Citation goal
  • Other issues PE’s wish to raise
  • Click Here to Register
 
March 28, 2023
  • Entering goals into Rotary Club Central – a walkthrough
  • Recording volunteer hours as part of RI goals
  • Review of Learning Center Module on Getting Ready to be Club President
  • Review of Rotary Policy on Naming Restrictions
  • Other issues PE’s wish to raise
  • Click Here to Register
 
April 20, 2023 – in person at District Conference Jasper
  • Review of Learning Center Modules on Best Practices for Engaging MembersOnline Membership LeadsRotary Foundation Basics.
  • Risk Management and Insurance. (Protecting Youth Program Participants) – led by Jody Swanson
  • ClubRunner Training
  • Other issues PE’s wish to raise
  • Click Here to Register
May 16, 2023
  • Review of Learning Center Module on Managing Club Business
  • Public Image
  • Other issues PE’s wish to raise
  • Click Here to Register
June 20, 2023
  • Review of Learning Center Module on Rotary Club Central Resources
  • Open Forum to discuss anything you want to address, get clarity on, etc.
  • Click Here to Register
If you have any questions relative to this training program, please let me know. I highly encourage you to review the modules in the Rotary Learning Center prior to our online sessions so that we can discuss questions or issues that arise from those modules. All sessions will be from 7:00 – 8:30 PM Mountain time.
 
Thank you for your attention in following through with this training program, and I look forward to working with you in the next Rotary year.
 
Brent Collingwood
District Governor-elect 2022-23
District 5370
Rotary International
Rotary Employment Partnership Project
The Rotary Employment Partnership Program and Inclusion Alberta are excited to share this new resource on inclusive employment. 
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVltgfBUCTM
 
Are you interested in learning more? Please reach out to Andre Charrois, Rotary Employment Partnership Chair, to learn more. 
 
 
Congratulations to all of the recipients.
Thank you for your service to our province and country. 
Did you miss this great session? Check it out on our District YouTube channel! 
https://youtu.be/VG7HDyuI-3o
Rotary eClub Canada One celebrates 10 years! 
Would you like to walk down memory lane with us?
 
Join our 10th Anniversary celebration on Saturday February 25th at 10AM MT. Celebrations planned.
 
Our sign-up information is on the website: www.rotaryeclubcanada.ca
January Food Bank Donation Challenge
We invite Rotary members to participate in a year-long Food Bank Donation Challenge.  Each month, we'll post a suggested list of 5 items. These may include non-food, necessity items. Feel free to play along and purchase those items, or items of your choice, and deliver them to your local Food Bank. Or, you may want to check with your local food bank first to see what they are low on at the moment. Alternatively, you may prefer to provide them with a monetary donation or monthly pledge. 
 
Invite your friends, family, colleagues, and social media connections to participate. We ask everyone to keep track of their donations and, at the end of each month, submit them to Kitt at kittbrand@gmail.com, so we can track the impact of our contributions. Let's see what the power of Rotary can do for our food banks! 
Rotary Foundation Updates
SAVE THE DATES - Grant workshops begin February 1 & 2nd, see link below!
 
Focus On Peace Session, February 21 @ 6:00pm - stay tuned for more information!
 
1. Global Grants: Overview (90 min)
 
When: Feb 1, 2023 07:00 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Description: How to apply, how to use the grant center, tips on filling out the application, overview of review process after you submit.
Register in advance for this meeting:
 
   2. Global Grants: Planning (90 min)
 
When: Feb 2, 2023 07:00 PM – 8:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Description: Taking a closer look at community assessments, taking a closer look at creating measurements, and planning for project sustainability.
Register in advance for this meeting:
 
District Conference 2023
We are very excited to host the 2023 District Conference in Jasper at the beautiful Jasper Park Lodge (JPL). When considering where to host the District Conference, the committee looked at our vast geographic region and saw Jasper as a place that was central. 
 
As tourism is the major source of revenue for Jasper and the surrounding communities, this region was hit very hard by the pandemic. Hosting the conference in Jasper is supporting the community and local businesses. 
 
We were able to negotiate affordable room rates and meal costs to ensure that the conference is accessible to Rotary members, family and friends. 
 
In order to ensure a successful, engaging, and educational conference, it is also important to look for sponsors willing to invest in Rotary and all that we do.
 
Do you know a local business, organization, or individual willing to sponsor this dynamic Rotary conference? 
 
We have a sponsorship package available that can be customized to provide a collaboration that will support our Rotary conference and offer a strong return on a sponsor’s investment. 
 
Please find the sponsorship package below for you to share. Or, if you have a contact and would like to introduce them to the conference committee, please reach out to District Conference Chair Tamara Larson at Larson.tamarac@gmail.com
 
We look forward to hosting Rotary members and their families, Interact, youth exchange and Rotaract for a weekend that has something for everyone. 
 
District Sponsorship Opportunities
https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50012/documents/en-ca/855f33af-5d2a-4a55-a752-11dc334c005a/1
Integrity Awards 2023!
 
The Rotary Club of Edmonton West is coordinating the Integrity Awards this year.  These awards celebrate local heroes in the Edmonton area.
 
We are still finalizing the date (likely May 17) and location, but we wanted to ask you to start thinking about who your club would like to honour.  Integrity Award winners are non-Rotarians who demonstrate integrity and service to the community.  They may reflect one or more of the following:
 
  • a lifestyle that is consistent with the Four-Way test
 
  • a life showing purpose and expressing principles widely accepted in the community
 
  • taking a stand without concern for personal loss or reputation, regardless of circumstances
 
  • demonstrating integrity without the need for recognition within the community 
 
  • making a personal contribution to the region that warrants special recognition 
 
The nomination form and other information will be available early in February, meanwhile please start thinking about your nominee.
 
Please contact Vicky Grabb (780 458 7456 vgrabb@shaw.ca ) if you have any question.
Link for details and registration https://curling.rotarytickets.ca/
RYLE 2023

Hello! My name is Kira Eberts and I am the RYLE (Rotary Youth Leadership Experience) Chair for the 2023 camp and I am pleased to announce that camper applications are now open! This email includes important information about registration, sponsorship and a UPDATED FAQ for your convenience. FAQ & Sponsorship Info: Sponsorship Tips and FAQ.docx

RYLE is an opportunity for students to gain and strengthen leadership skills as well as network with like-minded students while also having fun! This year we will be returning to Camp Nakamun for an in-person 4 day RYLE camp May 4th - May 7th!

Rotary Clubs are invited to sponsor high school students; including members of Interact Clubs, to attend the camp. Applicants do not need to be involved with Rotary or Interact, as long as they are interested and willing to participate in the RYLE camp experience. We encourage every student to apply for this opportunity as we promote diversity and inclusion. 

Please let us know how many students your club will be sponsoring for each program by April 13th 2022 so that we can ensure all sponsorships are filled. Clubs are responsible for contacting their Interact Clubs. The sponsorship fee per student is $475. Please email us to let us know how many spots to save for your club.  Application links are attached below:

RYLE: https://forms.gle/KjZCBsvxpaDmko428

If you have any questions regarding RYLE, please contact us at ryle5370@gmail.com.

Please share this amazing opportunity with students who you believe may benefit from the experience.  On behalf of the RYLE Committees, thank you for your continued support of our Camp, and we look forward to having your students join us!

Yours in Rotary, 

Kira Eberts, RYLE 2023 Chair

Please check out our Brochure: RYLE 2023 Brochure.pdf

Protecting Youth Program Participants
Updated Course: Protecting Youth Program Participants
 
Check out the updated video message from Jennifer Jones, RI President 2022-23 about the importance of protecting youth. 
Links to events and updates
District Events
2023 Curling Bonspiel
RESPECT District Conference 2022 2023
District Awards 2020 - 2021
Rotary and Rotaract District Awards
Interact District Awards
What's New
Waterton Glacier Peace Park Updates
Youth Services
RYLE 2023
Foundation News
Rotary Foundation Canada Report
District Updates
District Insurance Update 2022 2023
Hybrid Rotary Meetings
Guides to Hybrid Meetings by Mitty Chang
Vulnerable Persons Record Check
District Strategic Plan 2021 - 2023
What is Rotary Friendship Exchange? 
 
Friendship Exchange is an international program for Rotary members and friends that allow participants turns hosting one another in their clubs and homes. 
 
Participants may travel as individuals, couples or groups, and may be Rotary members or not. 
 
This year, we are excited to share that we would like to to a Rotary Friendship Exchange with Rotary District 3820 in the Philippines. 
 
Are you and your club interested? 
DEADLINE TO APPLY JANUARY 31, 2023
 
Please reach out to RFE Chair Michael Gabriel for more information and how YOU can participate in this amazing opportunity! 
mqg_777@yahoo.com
 
Learning Center 
Preparing to be a club president in 2023-24? Don't forget to complete your Club President Basic and Club President Intermediate learning plans or series of courses.
 
If you've never been to the Learning Center, take these steps:
 
- Log into your My Rotary account*
- Accept the privacy policy
- Select Club Leadership on the Course Catalogs page
- Look for your role in the tiles and select a tile
- Select the Enroll button and then select Let’s Begin
- Select the course you’d like to take first
Subscribe to their new YouTube Channel for updates https://youtu.be/NJygJ0M8wkw