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As you know, the 2022 Foundation Gala is just 5 weeks away.
If you register by Sunday, January 23, you will be eligible for the early bird draw! 
Link to register 
https://go.rotaryzones28and32gives.org/rotary-zone-gala/Campaign/Details
Putting It Out There: Attracting Community to Rotary
Come share best practices for promoting Rotary and attracting new members! 
 
The format is a short presentation followed by interactive chat with Rotary members from across the district.
 
Membership Coffee Chat
January 25, 2022
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 
VIA ZOOM
 
Rotary Voices - sharing service stories from around the world
What we can accomplish when we embrace diversity
As members of Rotary, we can show our support for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) not only by our words, but by our actions. The way we design projects and include people of all backgrounds as volunteers and recipients speaks louder than words.
There is still time to nominate your outstanding Rotaract project
Share your Rotaract club or district's best project from the past year to receive recognition for your hard work and impact in your community. One club and multi-club group receiving top honors will each be awarded US$1000 to support their projects. Nominations are now open through 1 February 2022. 
 
Nominate YOUR project
https://rotary.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_afKXfBwcPD1dIfI?fbclid=IwAR0DpEr_uv-MfeqjPT0KfFqrFuRFYWh8cNvJhGpVGgS6566moDBPEXeXKxE
2022-23 Interact Advisory Council application now open
President-elect Jennifer Jones will be continuing the Interact Advisory Council for a second year!! Current Interactors and recent Interact alumni are encouraged to submit an application by Friday, 4 February 2022 at 11:59 PM UTC-6 (Chicago Time) for the opportunity to share their voice and advise the Board of Directors of Rotary International.
 
Share the application
https://rotary.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_esNgwG9blTWMiV0?fbclid=IwAR0bjiQ_A2Hqxp8PxXt9feg7Fh50UmokaNlZDGlmgnk5mmW6CI4rgVKfYgA
 
 
Links
District Governor Message
January Message
December Message
November Message
October Message
September Message
August Message
Club Events and Opportunities
Saint City Wine Raffle
Chris Chukwunta on COP26 – the UN Climate Change Conference and Vocational Service Tuesday, February 1, 7 - 8:30 pm
Edmonton Riverview EBike Raffle
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
January 2022 Beyond Borders
December 2021 Beyond Borders Newsletter
November 2021 Beyond Borders Newsletter
October 2021 Beyond Borders Newsletter
September 2021 Beyond Borders Newsletter
August 2021 Beyond Borders Newsletter
Link to register 
https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=5bec0893-96a1-44d7-a719-abc7e6b75112
Saint City Rotary is holding a Wine Cellar Raffle
from January 11 to February 13
Purchase YOUR tickets here! 
https://www.rafflebox.ca/raffle/rotarysaintcity
Building Bridges
The United Nations has declared the first week of February as World Interfaith Harmony Week, with the goal of to focusing all people, especially young people, on the essentials of tolerance and coexistence. Host a guest speaker from the Edmonton Interfaith Centre who will share what is being done in the Edmonton area to bring together various faith traditions in ways that increase understanding and build harmony.
 
Your club can be part of our FEBRUARY program which features the following 25-minute presentation on Zoom or in person (if possible): Screening of the 14-minute video "Building Bridges" that explores how diverse faith groups in the city of Edmonton are working together, despite their differences. A Q&A follow-up to allow your members to talk about how they can support this UN initiative with its focus on tolerance and acceptance of others. The following link will take you to a short trailer for "Building Bridges": https://youtu.be/PGVY2oGZmso 
 
Contact : Len Gierach lgierach@telus.net 
780-983-3581
 Past Member: Edmonton Strathcona 
 Current Member: Rotary Club of Spruce Grove
 
Change for Canada's Voluntary and Non-profit Sector
Bob Wyatt, in addition to being the ED of Muttart Foundation, he is co-editor of an on-line, newly published, research document: Change for Canada's Voluntary and Non-profit Sector.  Bob will explain how the predicted changes in the non-profit sector will impact Rotary.  
 
This talk is a 'must-attend' for all in District 5370 Rotary Leadership
 
Friday, January 21
7:15 am
 
Contact information below for registration 
Learning Centre Tips
Courses for Incoming Club Presidents
 
Are you an incoming club president of a Rotary club or a Rotaract club? Complete the Club President Basics courses before attending PETS to prepare for your role. My Rotary log in required.
 
 
Sharing success stories! 

Edmonton high school student club resumes initiative to help fellow students in need

The school's student interact club is helping fellow students, whose families are struggling during the holiday season, by resuming its annual Helping Hampers campaign and launching a GoFundMe page. 

 

So far, students have raised over $7,000, said Michelle Sabourin, head of the leadership department at M.E LaZerte. 

Congratulations to the M.E. LaZerte Interact Club! 

Wainwright Rotary Canola Grow Project tops off CT Scanner Project

Our story starts three years ago.  Having completed a fabulous Rotary Splash Park, our club invited ideas for a new project that would have sustainable long-term community impact.  Dr. Beverly Brilz suggested we consider a full body CT Scanner at the Hospital. When we discovered that our doctors send around 4000 people from our area communities each year to Camrose, Edmonton, and Red Deer for CT Scanner tests, often by ambulance at considerable cost and time, our club adopted the CT Scanner project.

Signing a MOU with Alberta Health, the local share at $2.2 million, our club knew this could be achieved only by engaging businesses, organizations and communities who would be served by a CT Scanner. Roger Holmes, publisher of the Wainwright Edge, was instrumental in informing and encouraging the community weekly, including Scanner Man rising in red from toe to head throughout the three-year fundraising campaign. The CT Scanner project touched the core of the area communities and organizations, even children selling lemonade to raise funds often matched by their parents. 

As COIVD blew steam from our traditional fundraisers, up stepped local farmer and Rotary coordinator of the CT Scanner Project, Bryan Perkins, with an imaginative idea - The Rotary Canola Grow Project. The Canola Grow Project was fun, rewarding and put the CT Scanner fundraising campaign over the top.

Hear the CBC radio interview below. 

Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Wainwright! 

Connections; sharing YOUR initiatives, projects, and success stories!
Send us your submissions! 
 
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Submissions due on Wednesday!