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District Governor Message - October
October is Economic and Community Development Month
 Here is a message from District Governor Donna Barrett!
District Awards 2020 - 2021
Congratulations to the winners of the
2020 - 2021 District Awards!
 
Thank you to immediate Past District Governor Jim Ferguson and Jocelyne Ferguson for your leadership and service in a year like no other. 
 
Unable to attend? Click on the link below!
Leaving a legacy changes lives
Link to register https://youth-services.eventbrite.ca/
 PC Phil Dryer  
Links
District Governor Message
October Message
September Message
August Message
Club Events and Opportunities
Cars for Christmas Lottery
District Events
District Awards 2020 - 2021
Better Together District Conference
Youth Services
Youth Services Networking Night October 19
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
Cars for Christmas Lottery
The Rotary Clubs of Grande Prairie, Swan City, Sunrise, and After Five are proud to announce the kick off of the 22nd annual Cars for Christmas Lottery. 
 
There are 3 ways to WIN BIG all while supporting non-profit groups who need your support. 
 
Win cars, trucks, ATV’s, trips, cash and more in the Cars for Christmas Lottery.  23 prizes totaling over $423,000!
 
Win gift cards for fuel, food, clothing, furniture and more with the 12 days of Christmas Lottery. 12 prize packages valued at $80,520!
 
Win half the jackpot and up to $175,000 with the Christmas Cash Lottery!  Last year’s winner took home $144,150! 
    
Proceeds support 12 non-profit groups including three Grande Prairie Rotary Clubs and the Rotaract club of Grande Prairie. 
 
Get your tickets before Oct 31st and you’ll also be entered to win $5,000 in Bonus cash.   
 
Visit the link below for more info or to get your tickets.  
Learning Center Tips 
Looking to become more resilient? Examine the role of resilience, the factors that can increase and decrease it, how it can be developed and why it is important to you. You'll also learn about safety and security, dealing with trauma, and self-care. (My Rotary login required):
Membership Moment
Learn how to increase your impact
The Increase Your Impact webinar series is now available in the Rotary Learning Center. Learn how to increase the impact of your local and international service projects by implementing successful activities on a larger scale and designing programs that achieve results. This series is presented in three parts:
  1. Scaling Impact for Transformative Change: Presented by Larry Cooley, an experienced international development consultant and expert in strategy and scaling.
  2. What is a Theory of Change: Presented by Drew Koleros, an expert in program evaluation and learning, as well as in using theories of change — a tool for successful project and program design.
  3. Using a Theory of Change: Learn how to use a Theory of Change to strengthen program design and delivery. Presented by Drew Koleros, an expert in program evaluation and learning, as well as in using theories of change — a tool for successful project and program design.
ROTARY YOUTH PROTECTION
We want to make sure you are aware of the latest youth protection resources. As you work to engage young people in service and leadership development through Rotary’s structured programs, including Interact, RYLA, and Rotary Youth Exchange, or other activities involving youth, make sure that all of your volunteers and program participants are aware of these resources and your commitment to ensuring a safe and inclusive experience.

Rotary’s Statement of Conduct for Working With Youth
Rotary International strives to create and maintain a safe environment for all youth who participate in Rotary activities. To the best of their ability, Rotary members, their partners, and other volunteers must safeguard the children and young people with whom they come into contact and protect them from physical, sexual, and psychological abuse (RCOP 2.120.1.)

Individuals Prohibited from Working with Youth or Rotary Membership Report
Rotary’s policies mandate that any individual against whom there is an allegation of abuse or harassment must be removed from contact with youth in a Rotary context until the matter is resolved (RCOP 2.120.2.8.) If the individual is found guilty, convicted of, or otherwise known to have engaged in abuse or harassment, they will be permanently prohibited from working with youth and prohibited from membership in  Rotary, including both active and honorary club membership, and participation in activities like Fellowships or Rotary Action Groups as a non-member (RCOP 2.120.2.9.)

Rotary Youth Protection Webpage
Rotary now has a dedicated webpage to support the protection of youth across all Rotary programs and activities. Visit the Youth Protection webpage to learn more about Rotary’s approach to preventing abuse, download youth protection resources, and better understand how to partner with other youth-serving organizations in your area. 

Upcoming Webinar: Youth Protection at Rotary
Join Rotary staff on 6 October 2021 at 09:00 CDT (UTC−06:00) to learn more about Rotary’s youth protection resources, how to securely report a youth protection concern online, and how Rotary International supports clubs, districts, and participants when we receive a report of a youth protection concern. This webinar will be available in English only, and a recording will be made available for those unable to attend live. Register now.

Please note that sexual abuse and harassment can be sensitive subjects that not everyone is comfortable discussing, whether for personal, professional, cultural, or other reasons. We hope that by providing you guidance and resources, we can support you through what can often be a difficult experience for everyone involved.

We appreciate your cooperation and commitment to Rotary’s zero-tolerance policy against youth abuse and harassment.
Submit YOUR club event and success stories! 
Deadline for submission is Wednesday for the following edition of Connections
  • Short story or summary of event
  • Image (JPEG or PNG) 
  • Web link