Rotary District 5370 Update
December 6, 2020

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During the months of November and December, District 5370 will be hosting a series of Virtual Club Learning events. Each one-hour event will address timely topics of interest to all club members. Please mark your calendars and join us. Click on the program title to register.

All Rotarians and Rotaractors are welcome to attend these programs.

December 3, 7:00 pm (MT)

The Rotary Foundation: The Heart of Rotary

Hosted by Tim Schilds, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 5370 Foundation Committee

December 10, 7:00 pm (MT)

Rotary Service: Sharing Successes during COVID-19

Hosted by Jim Ferguson, District Governor and Donna Barrett, District Governor-Elect

Previously Recorded Sessions:

Membership Engagement: Together is Better 

Hosted by Tracey Vavrek, Past District Governor 

Virtual Fundraising: What Clubs Need to Know 

Hosted by John Nicoll, District Governor Nominee

The Rotary Foundation: The Heart of Rotary

Hosted by Tim Schilds, Past District Governor and Chair of the District 5370 Foundation Committee



Realize there is no finish line

Even if your club is the optimum size, that’s no reason to stop recruiting. There are always reasons people leave. 

“You’re either growing or you’re dying as a club.” 

– Rotarian Tom Gump 

Adapted from: Step right up: in Rotary’s membership game, everyone’s a winner by Geoffrey Johnson(originally published in The Rotarian, August 2018)




Dates for President-Elect training

The Learning and Development Committee has scheduled five one-hour training sessions for 2020-2021 presidents-elect:

Tuesday January 12, 2021          7:00 p.m. MST Click Here

Tuesday February 9, 2021          7:00 p.m. MST Click Here

Tuesday March 9, 2021              7:00 p.m. MST Click Here

Tuesday April 13, 2021               7:00 p.m. MST Click Here

Tuesday May 11, 2021                7:00 p.m. MST Click Here

More information available soon


Click here to see how you can support the YEG Passport club and provide opportunities for girls in Uganda.



Win wine for the holidays — or as holiday gifts

Rotary Club of St. Albert—Saint City Wine Survivor

1st prize: 100 bottles

2nd prize: 50 bottles

3rd prize: 25 bottles

Only 1,350 tickets will be sold.

Click here for more information and ticket sales. Sales end December 13.




Buy Hot Sauce from Belize to support literacy initiatives in Belize

Check out this Rotary Hot Sauce jingle, written and performed by Canadian singer/songwriter Danny Michel to encourage the purchase Hot Sauce from Belize to support literacy initiatives in Belize

As the weather turns cold, here’s your opportunity to bring the Belizean Heat!

To support literacy initiatives in Belize, Rotary Clubs of Edmonton Riverview and Edmonton West have teamed up for a unique and deliciously spicy fundraiser: Marie Sharp’s award-winning hot sauces (plus jams, spreads, chutneys, jellies, salsas, juices and seasonings).  

Ingredients for the world-renowned, award-winning Marie Sharp’s product line are grown on Marie’s 400-acre estate. These ingredients are picked fresh and processed right on the property. It’s all about quality of ingredients and tried-and-proven recipes.

All products are all-natural, gluten-free and have a three-year shelf life. Most sauces do not even need to be refrigerated.

Orders are delivered directly to your address and shipping is free on orders over $99. 

Click here to discover a variety of options and gift packs. Sales end December 31.

Belizean youth—and your stomach—will thank you for ordering Marie Sharp’s!


The city of Edmonton requires tenants of the Orange Hub to pre-screen and track all visitors. All visitors must complete a screening survey developed by the Alberta government, within 24 hours prior to their visit.

Please follow these procedures before visiting District Office:

• Contact the office ( or 780 482 5370) to schedule your visit. 

• Complete the screening survey within 24 hours before your scheduled visit.

• Send a copy of the survey to the office prior to your visit.

• Bring a copy of the survey with you.

• Wear a mask.




Regarding Raffles Sponsored by Alberta-Based Rotary Clubs

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







The 2021 Rotary International Convention will be here soon — and it’s going to be an unforgettable experience. Join Rotarians from around the world in Taipei, Taiwan June 12-16 to Feel the Energy at a convention that will offer fantastic entertainment, motivational speakers, inspirational sessions and uplifting energy.

Early-bird discounts end December 15: Rotarians, US$365; Rotarians and guests under 30, US$120, and guests aged 5 to18, US$10.

Watch the official convention video

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