Rotary District 5370 Update
April 25, 2021

In this issue:

Recent Posts to Rotary International District 5370 News: Circumstances required different approaches, incoming District Governor says. 

Upcoming Rotary International, District and club events and announcements: District Office closed; RYLA and RYPEN spring camps have gone virtual and are open for registration;  District 5360 Conference (May 1); Zones 28 & 32 Rotary Foundation Gala (May 12); Rotary Advisors for District 5370 Youth Programs Needed; Public Image: The Musical (April 28); Rotary Club of Edmonton Southeast: What is Alzheimer’s Disease? (May 4); 17th Annual Rotary Integrity Awards, Edmonton Capital Region (May 17); 2021 Rotary International Virtual Convention (June 12-16); and Rotary Satellite E-Club of Canada One Global Professionals charter celebration (May 1).

Club Fundraising: Edmonton Whyte Avenue 50/50 Raffle; ENDS TONIGHT: 28th Rotary Club of Grande Prairie Dream Home Lottery; and Cash and Camping Lottery (Grande Prairie clubs). 

A Foundation Moment: What is The Rotary Foundation’s Funding Cycle?

Membership Matters: Rotary Membership Video Series - Is Your Club Really Welcoming? Part 1

Learning Opportunities: How to get along with others

Deadline for submissions for the May 2 issue of the District 5370 CONNECTIONS is noon on Friday, April 30. Send your submission to



Please join the Charter Celebration of the

Rotary Satellite E-Club of Canada One Global Professionals

with special guest

RI President Holger Knaack

Saturday, May 1 at 3:00 pm (MDT) Via ZOOM

Register before April 29. Attendance is limited to 100.

Members of this new club are from various continents and aremostly former inbound exchange students in our District.

A small donation toward the new club projects is greatly appreciated HERE. E-transfers can be made to (Please Indicate "SECCO Projects") 


Join the Party

Wednesday, May 12, 6:00-7:00 p.m. MDT

This will be a 60-minute fast-paced virtual Gala for The Rotary Foundation (TRF) designed to help Rotarians, clubs and Districts in Zones 28 & 32 meet and even exceed their 2020-2021 goals for both the Annual Fund and PolioPlus fundraising. 

This variety show will be co-hosted by RI Director Valarie Wafer and TRF Trustee Dean Rohrs and feature Master of Ceremonies Past RI Director Jeffry Cadorette, distinguished speakers, entertainers, a live auction, inspiring stories about service supported by TRF, and much more!

Tickets to the virtual event will be by a donation of US$100, 500, 1000 or 5000 (+ service fee) that will be directed 75 per cent to the Annual Fund of TRF and 25 per cent to the PolioPlus fund. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes and will be awarded Paul Harris Fellowship points for your donation.

Check out this 2.5-minute intro video

The program continues to evolve but we already have some great things lined up for you!

DG Jim Ferguson will host a District 5370 pre-event cocktail reception at 5:15 p.m. MDT. More details will be available soon.

For more information, contact Ingrid Neitsch, or Linda Robertson,


Rotary Membership Video Series - Is Your Club Really Welcoming? Part 1


At the beginning of this short (2:16) membership animation, PDG Lawrence Fubish says, “I would venture a guess that each of our clubs believe we are welcoming to potential members and guests, but are we really? Maybe it’s time to take a closer look at our behaviour to be sure.” Learn about changing behaviours that may cause visitors to feel unwelcome.


How to get along with others

Watch this two-minute video from Michael Angelo Caruso, who was a keynoter at the District Leadership Assembly, for a valuable tip on how to get along with nearly everyone. 



Register today for the 2021 Virtual Convention

The 2021 Virtual Convention (June 12-16) will be better than ever, opening more innovative opportunities to learn and to engage with the family of Rotary near and far. You’ll be able to network in virtual lounges, meet new partners in service and join fun activities with Rotary members from around the world.

Registration fees:

  • Promotional rate: US$49 until 11:00 p.m. MDT, May 7
  • US$65 – May 8 through June 16

Visit the convention website regularly for more information about this year’s upgraded virtual experiences, including our new fast-paced programs that will have inspiring stories, powerful interviews and multi-cultural entertainment.



Final Deadline for the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie's 28th Annual Dream Home Lottery is tonight at midnight. This year's grand prize package boasts over 5,100 sq. ft. of space, with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, and includes stunning features such as a three-season patio, master suite with coffee bar, wine room, bar and games room with a theatre and golf simulator. The grand prize home package is valued over $1.3 million.  

What would you do with $300,000? The record-high Cash Jackpot 50-50 is already over $600,000 and the winner keeps half! The Cash Cow Calendar is a chance to win up to $10,000 every weekday in May. Each ticket brings to 20 chances to win!

Take a 3D-tour at and grab your tickets on the way out.



District Office closed

Due to new pandemic-related restrictions introduced by the Alberta governments, including a work-from-home mandate, the Rotary District 5370 is closed, but is still operational and available by phone (780-482-5370) and email (


The Rotary Club of Edmonton Southeast invites you to attend its meeting on Tuesday, May 4 (7:00-8:00 p.m.) to listen to our guest speaker Lindsay Burham, from the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta.

Email Victoria Ewert ( to receive a link to this meeting.


Click here to register


District 5360 Conference

The Rotary District 5360 (Southern Alberta) annual conference which will be delivered on a virtual platform on Saturday, May 1. Together we will “Navigate a New World” guided by inspiring speakers and interactive sessions that energize and challenge us to do the impactful work of Rotary.

Click here to learn more and to register.





RYLA and RYPEN spring camps have gone virtual and are open for registration

RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment) is for youth 15-18 and geared toward personal growth and development.

Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost to sponsoring clubs: $50/registrant

Click here to register.

If you have questions regarding RYPEN, email 


RYLE (Rotary Youth Leadership Experience) is for high school students to gain and strengthen leadership skills.

Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Cost to sponsoring clubs: $50/registrant

Click here to register.

If you have questions regarding RYLE, email


Who will this year’s Edmonton-region Rotary Integrity Awards be going to?

Register today to join us on May 17 via Zoom call. Hear amazing heartfelt stories of exemplary individuals who show integrity by contributing to our community — excellent examples of the Four-Way Test. Some of the recipients will be very well-known in Alberta and others are unsung unknown heroes. 

For those in Edmonton region, we have made arrangements with Sawmill restaurant for a gourmet three-course meal package to be delivered to your home for a virtual gala meal. The cost for this meal package is $50.  

This event will be hosted by the Rotary Club of Edmonton on behalf of the Rotary clubs in Edmonton region. For more information email 


The Rotary Club of Edmonton Whyte Avenue has launched a 50/50 cash raffle in support of Youth Empowerment Support Services (YESS). Buy your tickets today. Ticket sales end Wednesday April 28.


What are you getting mom for Mother’s Day?  Buy tickets for mom and enter her to win a Jasper Park Lodge Spa Package valued at $10,000! You’ll also be entered to win RVs, ATVs, boats, staycation packages, cash and more! 

We’ve made gifting easy.  

  1. Order tickets online at in anyone’s name. 
  2. Provide an email address and schedule delivery on the date of your choosing.  
  3. We’ll take care of the rest. It’s that easy!!

Jasper Park Spa Early Bird Package ticket deadline is May 9

This year you choose your grand prize! Winner’s choice of the Summer Home Package with a lakefront lot at Snipe Lake RV Resort, 2021 Jayflight 40LOFT Park model, 16’ Tracker Pro Guide Boat and $5,000 cash, or the Take it on the Road Package with a 2021 Jayco Melbourne 24’ Motorhome with a 16’ Tracker Pro Guide Boat.  

See the prizes and get your tickets at 


Regarding Raffles Sponsored by Alberta-Based Rotary Clubs

Due to provincial regulations, only Alberta residents, aged 18+ may purchase raffle tickets.

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