December 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, so we can track the impact of our contributions. Let's see what the power of Rotary can do for our food banks! 
Thank you! 
Thank you so much for those who made donations at the Fall Assembly for the Bed Drive.  A number of items were collected and some cash donations were received. 
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Calling all Public Spirited Business Owners

and Non Profits!!!

Do you find it challenging to come up with Holiday business promotions or gift ideas for your team, staff members, important stakeholders, customers and everyone in between?

The Rotary Clubs in Grande Prairie have made it easy for you to promote your business or organization during the holiday season with Cars for Christmas lottery tickets, all while supporting 12 non-profit organizations to ensure they can support the most vulnerable through all sorts of conditions. 


This is an amazing way to promote your business, acknowledge staff, volunteers, Board members, customers and clients – all while giving back to those in need.  A true WIN WIN!  
With easy gifting options and ticket packages to fit any budget Cars for Christmas tickets make the perfect gifts!
Visit to pre-order tickets and schedule them for delivery on the date you choose. 
For multiple gift orders made easy fill out our convenient order form 
Now you can sit back and enjoy the holiday season and know your gift giving is taken care of and has made a difference in the lives of so many.
Don’t wait!  The $5000 Bonus Draw
deadline is Dec 12th
Rotary Friendship Exchange
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? 
Please reach out to RFE Chair Michael Gabriel for more information and how YOU can participate in this amazing opportunity! 
RYLE 2023
I hope you all have been doing well. My name is Rehma Khan and I am the External Chair for Rotary Youth Leadership Experience (RYLE) this year. RYLE is a 4 day leadership camp that will take place at Camp Nakamun from May 4th-7th 2023. This program is tailored for high school students between the ages of 14-18 (exceptions may apply). 
During this camp, students are exposed to various experiential leadership activities where they get to learn with leaders from across Alberta. They also get to enjoy the outdoors and try some fun activities such as human foosball, the king swing, scavenger hunts, and many more! And students will be given the opportunity to learn more about Rotary and Interact as well! 
Our applications will be opening in January 2023, but in the meantime, I am currently working on presenting the program to Rotary Clubs across District 5370 who are interested in learning about the program and the benefits that it has for youth. I can do online and in-person presentations so feel free to reach me at if this is something you are interested in or if you have any questions regarding RYLE 2023. 
Yours in Rotary,
Rehma Khan
External Chair
Rotary Youth Leadership Experience (RYLE) Committee
Links to events and updates
Club Events and Opportunities
Cars for Christmas Lottery
District Events
RESPECT District Conference 2022 2023
District Awards 2020 - 2021
Rotary and Rotaract District Awards
Interact District Awards
Youth Services
Zone 28 & 32 Interact Conference
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
Project Amigo Fundraiser
Many children who are living in poverty in the town of Suchitlan, Colima, Mexico would not have Christmas if it wasn’t for the support of volunteers and supporters of Project Amigo.
Their goal is to give a brighter future - through education - to these children who would otherwise be working in the sugar cane fields or the berry patch at the age of 10-12.
Project Amigo’s annual Christmas Fiesta week is an opportunity to provide the 300 children in our Elementary School Program with a new pair of shoes, a set of clothes, a book, a toy, a visit with Santa and a fiesta, something their parents would not be able to afford.
Please help us reach our goal to raise $15,000.00 and bring a smile to these children’s’ faces. Your contributions are really appreciated.  Thank you! 
Please help us by sharing this page with your social network.
District 5370 ONLINE AUCTION 
Imagine One's Dream" a limited-edition print, signed and dated by Darren Jones, a Chicago artist and brother to Jennifer Jones, is being auctioned on-line between November 26 and December 19, 2022. Funds raised through the auction will be designated for the Polio Plus fund.
The "Imagine One's Dream" original painting was a combination of acrylic paints, industrial staples, shredded studio paperwork, plaster and beach sand painted on wooden panel. For this piece, Jones used beach sand from their family cottage in Ontario, and paper he shredded and used from the Rotary website to include the "Objects of Rotary and the Four Way Test." After the textures were layered and dry Jones said he began the colour process by literally applying paint to his hands and then onto the panel. The colour palette was inspired by the colours of Rotary and the Presidential theme. "The gradient shading is also done on purpose to create a more landscape emotion, representing the horizon we all walk towards!!" states Jones.
The numbered print includes a signed Certificate of Authenticity and is valued at $800. It has been framed and would be a beautiful addition to a home or office to reflect the importance Rotary plays in the lives of people around the world.
Bidding closes at midnight on December 19, 2022.
To bid, please enter your bid in the comments below with the amount of your bid. Remember to check back regularly and see who else is bidding!
For those who are do not have access to Facebook, please contact Deneen at to bid
Governor's Travels November 14
Well, this was a marathon club visit to the Rotary City, aka Grande Prairie to visit the Rotary Clubs  Grande Prairie Sunrise, Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie After Five, and Grande Prairie Swan City
Donna didn’t come with me because she had fallen and fractured a bone in her ankle. Instead, she stayed home and sewed a quilt for the Marketplace at District Conference.
On the drive up I noticed that the big rig trucks were back on the road, a sure sign that something is working in the province. 
The four GP clubs do so much together that it is worth noting the thought and detail that has gone into their Joint Venture Agreement. The “Highway to Mexico” crew had just arrived back and were really pleased that all 11 ambulances and emergency vehicles made it to their destination without incident and cleared the respective border crossings. 
There is great cooperation among the northern Rotary clubs to helps deliver these vehicles. It is truly amazing! Their house lottery is an impressive fundraising project. 
Devon Potter, Asst Governor, and I embarked on a whirl wind cluster of board meetings and capped off the visit with a combined assembly of over 100 Rotarians for a dinner and presentation.    
Thank you! 
Thank you to Western Moving and Storage, and Ted LeLacheur, for storing items from our District Office after our move. 
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