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What are YOUR plans for World Polio Day? 
You have early access to the 2021 World Polio Day Global Update!
Those who registered World Polio Day activities by 14 October can download Rotary’s World Polio Day Global Update now!

This year’s theme is Delivering on Our Promise of a Polio-Free World. The program includes an update on polio eradication efforts and shows how continued investment by Rotary and the global health community is critical to protect our progress.

Watch or download Rotary’s World Polio Day Global Update and show it at your event. You can also watch the program with the Rotary community on our Facebook page or endpolio.org on 24 October, World Polio Day.
Mike McGovern, Rotary International
World Polio Day - Update on Polio Eradication
Join the Rotary Club of Edmonton West on Monday, October 25
12 Noon via ZOOM 
Mike McGovern is past vice chair of the Rotary Foundation and past vice president of Rotary International as well as current and long term Chair of Rotary's International PolioPlus Committee will be the guest speaker.    
 
All Rotarians are welcome to join the meeting. Bring a friend and learn more about our amazing success in polio eradication.
 
Event details and registration link below
Download the World Polio Day Tool Kit here: https://www.endpolio.org/world-polio-day?cid=cc_wpd21_20210901_eml_ad_mem_na_wpd_en
Link to register: https://rotary7090.org/event/centre-for-coaching-4/
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
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Rotary Service and Engagement
Rotary members are passionate about finding sustainable solutions to the problem of poverty. The issue has become even more important because of how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected poverty and inequality in communities around the globe. During Community Economic Development Month, consider how you can address community needs and challenges. Rotary resources can help you start a local project or support an international one.

You can connect with community economic development experts to ensure that your projects are effective:
§  Contact a Rotary Action Group to get expert advice on planning and implementing a project and help finding partners, funding, and resources. Many of these groups focus on economic issues, like the action groups for community economic developmentdisaster assistance, and food plant solutions.
§  Contact your district international service chair, who can connect you with other local experts in this area of focus.
You can involve community members in your work:
§  Sponsor or work with an existing Rotary Community Corps, which can engage members of the community where you’re working and help a project become sustainable by empowering local leaders.
§  Contact your district community service chair, who can advise you about developing local projects to address your community’s needs. The service chair can also connect you to local organizations, district committees, and other Rotary groups that focus on service.
You can increase your impact by working with one of Rotary’s service and project partners:
§  Ashoka helps find creative solutions to social problems.
§  Habitat for Humanity International provides safe and affordable shelter to families in need.
§  The Peace Corps promotes peace and community development.
§  ShelterBox provides disaster relief such as emergency shelter and aid to families.
 
Membership Minute
 
How the club experience shapes the Rotary membership experience 
 
Rotary conducts annual surveys to gauge member satisfaction, find opportunities to improve program participants’ experience, and monitor trends in membership. A recent analysis of the results gathered by surveys from 2019 to 2021* revealed that a good and fulfilling club experience is necessary for members and is a key factor in their decision to continue their membership.
 
 
What makes for a good club experience?
Looking for ideas to strengthen membership? 
 
Learning Center Tips
Did you miss the webinar series on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?
 
- Building a Welcoming Community for People with Disabilities
- Building Strong Intergenerational Relationships
- Design an Inclusive Plan for Your Organization
- Exploring the Black Experience in Rotary
- The Power of Connection with Diverse Communities
 
Check out the recordings on Rotary's Learning Center in the Professional Development catalog (sign into My Rotary required):
 
Thanks to Lee Ann M. Searight for organizing this series.
 
Call for RYLA 2021 Volunteers!
RYLA 2021 is currently looking for volunteers and will be taking place virtually on Saturday, November 20th. We are planning on conducting sessions on leadership styles, public speaking, communication, and various other breakout sessions. The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards is a one-day conference for high school students to learn how they can lead effectively, impact their communities, and network with their peers.
 
Volunteers will be involved in running sessions, presenting, and networking with high school students. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below by October 23rd! Volunteers will be notified by October 30th on whether or not they have been selected. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at rehma@ualberta.ca.
 
Success stories, club events, and initiatives! 
Skip the Line Bottle Donation Program
In February of 2021 The Rotary Club of Morinville, #31669, conducted a Bottle Drive to raise funds for The Jessica Martel Foundation in support for their shelter for women and their families. The drive netted just over $5,000.00
In March, another drive, in support of the LAV 3 Military Memorial in Morinville netted over $8,000.00
 
Subsequently, the club entered into an agreement with the Morinville Bottle Depot. Signage and advertising in the community encourages people to donate all or part of their drop offs at the bottle depot to The Rotary Club. They are able to " Skip The Line" at the depot, and simply ask the attendants to donate the funds to the Rotary Clubs Community Support Fund.
 
Local community groups can apply for support for their own drives with volunteers from the Rotary club, as well as "top up" from the ongoing donations.
The monthly total at the depot has grown to over $350.00 per month, not including funds raised with the groups themselves.
 
Newspaper support has been excellent for each monthly support story, and the club maintains a presence at the Sunday Farmers Market for donations and exposure.
 
To date, Morinville Rotary has supported The Friends of the Morinville Library, The Food Bank, Morinville Youth Basketball, and Westwinds Dance Club.
Rotary Club of Edmonton Northeast is raising funds! 
Due to a reduction of fundraising opportunities resulting from COVID-19, the Rotary Club of Edmonton Northeast needs your support now more than ever! We've partnered with truLOCAL as an easy way to help safely raise money simply by continuing to do what you already do each month... shop for your meat and fish! From Oct 5th - Nov 5th a portion from all purchases will go directly to supporting youth programs in Northeast Edmonton!
 
Go to trulocal.ca/fundraisers and enter your postal code and select the Rotary Club of Edmonton Northeast to get started! Open to residents of AB, B.C. and ON. Please share with friends and family.
 
Help us reach our goal of $1,500!
Click here to support the YEG Passport Club.
 https://www2.rafflebox.ca/raffle/rotaryyegpassport?fbclid=IwAR3AtQdh586TYKQ8H47LBekc3pbgaKzBSSMc2BoqfxbP50FUkcqTPGeD1YI
Do YOU have a club event, initiative or success story to share? 
Submissions are due Wednesday! 
  • Short summary or story of event
  • Image (JPEG or PNG) 
  • Web link