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How to bring in new members
PC Phil Dyer
 
Rotary’s recently launched Membership Society for New Member Sponsors has created a high level of enthusiasm for bringing new members into our organization and forming new and innovative Rotary and Rotaract clubs. How do you attract new members into your club? Or form a core of people interested in launching a new Rotary club?
 
Check out the Rotary Voices blog post on How to bring in new members! 
 
District 5370 Membership Coffee Chat
You are invited to attend a networking and information sharing event with your District 5370 Membership Co-Chairs, Tyla Savard and Jessica Chapman.
 
This event will be a "coffee chat" format and is from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. on October 26, 2021.  The purpose of the event is to get to know each other and share ideas about membership (attraction, engagement, retention).  We will also be there to take questions and find solutions to any problems your club might be having.  If we don't know the answer right off the bat, we will find it for you!
 
Please join us, with your beverage of choice (diet Pepsi being the king of beverages) on Tuesday.
 
You can register at the link below.  A link to the event will be forwarded to you before the event.  We look forward to meeting you!
 
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 

When: Oct 26, 2021 06:30 PM Edmonton 
Register in advance for this meeting below. 
 
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Looking for new and different ways to connect?
Clubs have faced many challenges in having fellowship opportunities and engaging service projects. We asked what clubs are doing and here are some new and different ways to meet, connect, share, and be safe! 
  • Hybrid meetings with both in person and online options
  • In person meetings following local COVID protocols and social distancing
  • Backyard fire pit meetings 
  • Neighborhood walks to enjoy seasonal decorations (Halloween and Christmas are top of mind!)
  • Small outdoor events: Habitat for Humanity or Polio Walk
  • Golf Tournament
Thank you to all clubs working at keeping members and our communities safe by following local COVID protocols as required. 
Mentorship matters!
Thank You Messages to Interactors 
 
Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors from across D5370 are encouraged to write 1-3 sentence thank you notes to interact students ahead of this world interact week. The submission form will close on October 30th.
 

The Zone 28 & 32 Interact Convention (ZIC) team has extended early bird registration for the Zone 28 & 32 Interact Convention to November 1st, 2021. The convention, hosted by the Rotary Club of Calgary East, will take place from March 10th, 2022 to March 13th, 2022 at Best Western Premier Hotel in Calgary, Alberta (District 5360). ZIC is a 4-day Interact conference to empower and enable youth to change the world for the better.  Each early bird spot is $841 Canadian dollars. Spots are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis and a breakdown of costs to register (Including attendance and lodging) can be found in the payment policy which is posted on their website (www.zoneinteractconvention.org). If you have any questions regarding the registration process or the event in general, please feel free to contact registration@zoneinteractconvention.org.

 
Links
District Governor Message
October Message
September Message
August Message
Club Events and Opportunities
Cars for Christmas Lottery
YEG Passport Club 50 50
Rotary Club Edmonton Northeast Fundraiser
District Events
District Awards 2020 - 2021
Better Together District Conference
Youth Services
Zone 28 & 32 Interact Conference
Foundation News
Rotary Foundation Canada Report
District Updates
COVID 19 Information
Hybrid Rotary Meetings
Guides to Hybrid Meetings by Mitty Chang
Vulnerable Persons Record Check
District Strategic Plan 2021 - 2023
Zone News
October 2021 Beyond Borders Newsletter
September 2021 Beyond Borders Newsletter
August 2021 Beyond Borders Newsletter
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Shelterbox changes lives
Is your Club looking for an innovative way to give back this holiday season?
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ShelterBox Canada Global Gifts provide vital support to the 113 million people who have been displaced by conflict and disaster. Deliver hope, inspire your community, and take action with your club by supporting ShelterBox Canada Global Gifts this holiday season.
 
Purchase your global gift here.
 
Step 1: Choose your gift; a ShelterBox tent, a water purification kit, solar lights, blankets & groundsheets, pots & pans, and many other options. Step 2: Send your gift; to show our gratitude for your donation, we'll send a personalized card to your loved one in honor of your chosen gift. Step 3: Deliver hope; your gift is sent to families recovering from disaster. Together, ShelterBox and Rotary can provide emergency shelter and supplies to people who lose their homes this winter.
 
We hope these gifts will inspire you to reflect, slow down, appreciate the people you love, and take action to support those who’ve lost everything. Here at ShelterBox we are reflecting on the overwhelming amount of support Rotarians have dedicated to ensuring no family is without shelter after disaster.
Rotarians like you have enabled us to support over 2 million families. Join us today by purchasing your global gift (click here) and/or by getting your club involved. Your support of ShelterBox Canada means more families have shelter, water, and the tools they need to rebuild their lives. Find out more by clicking the link below. 
 
For more information: 
 
Bernie Kreiner
Volunteer ShelterboxCanada Ambassador (and Rotarian since 1994)
bernie.kreiner@shaw.ca
Hinton 780-865-9355
Learning Center Tips
Have you used your club meetings to help members complete the leadership and communication courses created by Toastmasters International? Interested in getting started? Check out the Getting Started with Toastmasters course (My Rotary log in required)
Success stories and initiatives!
On April 24, 2020, our club celebrated 100 Years of
Service Above Self in the Battlefords.

We planned our “Out of this World” event with a presentation by astronaut, Col Chris Hadfield to 1100 high school students followed by a second presentation to 350 adults
at an evening Gala.
 
Due to Covid, the event had to be postponed 2 times, and finally, with somewhat reduced participants, we will hold this exciting event on Friday, Oct 22, 2021. 

Such an exciting event for our Community and for our Rotarians! Congratulations to all who made this a HUGE success! 
The Grande Prairie Rotary Clubs are having an event at the Grande Prairie Storm hockey game on October 29th, at 7:00pm (vs Blackfalds Bulldogs). After the Storm score their first goal, the fans can throw their new, packaged socks and underwear onto the ice! All of the items thrown will be donated to various organizations around Grande Prairie to help the homeless and street-involved people in the city.
 
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Support the YEG Passport club and their 50/50. Deadline is October 30!
 
https://www2.rafflebox.ca/raffle/rotaryyegpassport?fbclid=IwAR3AtQdh586TYKQ8H47LBekc3pbgaKzBSSMc2BoqfxbP50FUkcqTPGeD1YI
 
In the 2020/2021 year, the Rotary Club of Edmonton's International Services Committee helped fund the Tanzania Girl's and Women's Health & Education Project, which is focused on building six new school latrines, including two units for menstruation needs for girls, as well as two new water tanks with handwashing stations.
Our club contributed $1,200.00 toward the overall budget of $10,330.00 to help fund the project. The project was completed in June 2021.
Sharing YOUR success stories and initiatives!
Submit YOUR club success stories and upcoming events! 
 
Deadline is Wednesday prior to each Monday's edition of Connections
 
Please include the following: 
  • Short story or summary
  • Image (JPEG or PNG)
  • Web link