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April Message - District Governor Donna Barrett
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – RDCF TREASURER
The Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation is seeking a Rotarian from the Edmonton area who would like to join the Foundation board as treasurer.  Kathy Strobl, who has served as our hard-working treasurer for the past few years (including the very busy period when we were managing the Ft. McMurray Fire Relief Fund) wishes to step down from that position.  We are looking for a Rotarian to take over from Kathy during the coming year.  Duties include attending our quarterly meetings, receiving and depositing donations, issuing tax receipts and completing the annual filling with CRA and Alberta Corporate Registry. Familiarity with the SAGE accounting system would be most beneficial.
If you are interested in discussion this position, please be kind enough to contact Julius Buski, RDCF President, at buski@shaw.ca
 
This is a volunteer position at the same rate of pay as all Rotary work. :)
 
Note:  Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation is a CRA registered foundation whose sole purpose is to provide a service to Rotary clubs in the district who wish to raise funds and have tax receipts issued for these.  It is a stand-alone organization and is not connected in any way with the Rotary Foundation.  More information is available on the district’s website below:
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Guides to Hybrid Meetings by Mitty Chang
Vulnerable Persons Record Check
District Strategic Plan 2021 - 2023
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April Beyond Border Newsletter
March 2022 Beyond Borders Newsletter
February 2022 Beyond Borders Newsletter
January 2022 Beyond Borders
December 2021 Beyond Borders Newsletter
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September 2021 Beyond Borders Newsletter
August 2021 Beyond Borders Newsletter
RYLE 2022
RYLE (Rotary Youth Leadership Experience) is now open!  RYLE is an opportunity for students to gain and strengthen leadership skills as well as network with like-minded students while having lots of fun. This year we will be returning to Camp Nakamun for an in-person 4 day RYLE camp April 28th-May 1st.

Rotary Clubs are invited to sponsor high school students; including members of Interact Clubs, to attend the 4 day camp. Applicants do not need to be involved with Rotary or Interact, as long as they are interested and willing to participate in the RYLE camp experience. We encourage every student to apply for this opportunity as we promote diversity and inclusion.

Please let us know how many students your club will be sponsoring by April 8th 2022. The sponsorship fee per student is $475. Please email us to let us know how many spots to save for your club!  

 
RYLE Application: https://forms.gle/MXwQC7apPhtuHwPd9

If you have any questions regarding RYLE, please contact us at ryle5370@gmail.com.

Kira Eberts, RYLE 2022 Chair ryle5370@gmail.com
RYPEN 2022

Spring camps will be here before we know it so we are reaching out to provide you with registration and sponsorship information. We are back to hosting our Youth Camps in person this year!

RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program for Enrichment) is a program geared toward personal growth and development. We are hosting RYPEN at Birch Bay Ranch from May 5th - 8th. This is a great opportunity for students to connect, have fun and learn about themselves.

Rotary Clubs are invited to sponsor high school students; including members of Interact Clubs, to attend the camp. Applicants do not need to be involved with Rotary or Interact, as long as they are interested and willing to participate in the virtual experience. We encourage everyone to apply for this opportunity as we promote diversity and inclusion. 

Please let us know how many students your club will be sponsoring for each program by April 15, 2022 so that we can ensure all sponsorships are filled.  Clubs are responsible for contacting their Interact Clubs. The sponsorship fee per student is $475 for each program. Please email us to let us know how many spots to save for your club.  Application links are attached below:

RYPEN:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScWSAysNkb3UPIJkpMDq7Qp3s5K9w6xj7DzE9tZtFMw3yaQ-w/viewform?usp=sf_link 

If you have any questions regarding RYPEN, please contact us at rypen5370@gmail.com

Please share these amazing opportunities with students who you believe may benefit from either experience.  On behalf of the RYPEN Committee, thank you for your sponsorships and we look forward to having your students join us!

Kiran Mirza,
Chair
Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment (RYPEN) Committee
2021 - 2022 District Awards
Receive the recognition YOUR club deserves! 
 
The District Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday Evening May 26, 2022 at our District Conference in Edmonton.
 
Apply for the District 5370 awards and be recognized for all your clubs hard work during 2021 – 2022.
 
Click below for a list of the 2021-2022 District awards and then submit your descriptions of your club’s award-worthy projects, programs and activities to office@rotary5370.org by May 1, 2022 
 
Submission for community service, international service, support for youth and Rotary/youth partnership
 
Submission for membership growth and retention, public image and marketing, Foundation fundraising, End Polio fundraising
 
 
Rotary Learning Center Tips
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Learn how your new templates make it easier for you to create official club logos and to customize ads, social media graphics, and brochures.
 
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Drive Happiness Project

Driving Rural Access to Vaccines (DRAV) project:

Drive Happiness has received funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada to complete the Driving Rural Access to Vaccines (DRAV) project. DRAV aims to increase access to vaccinations in rural Alberta with the help of community partners and citizens while focusing on transportation needs. To do this we need community partners who would either like to volunteer with Drive Happiness as a driver (email: volunteer@drivehappiness.ca), have connections in Northwestern Alberta to community groups, or are willing to speak to their own vaccination experience.

DRAV is currently hoping to work with Northwestern Alberta, specifically Grand Prairie County and upwards towards High Level. If this is something that interests you or to learn more please reach out to DRAV@drivehappiness.ca for more information or to volunteer@drivehappiness.ca if you would like to become a volunteer driver.

For more information about Drive Happiness – Seniors Assisted Transportation: https://drivehappiness.ca/

More information about becoming a volunteer driver: you choose when and where you drive, you receive a fuel reimbursement and you can feel good about helping your neighbours live healthy and fulfilling lives!

If you are interested please contact Jenna Bracken  jenna@drivehappiness.ca at Drive Happiness directly.

 

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