Rotary District 5370 Update
September 20, 2020

Vision 2020 District Conference speakers still available for viewing

All of the Vision 2020 Virtual District Conference speakers were recorded and will be available for viewing online until mid-December.

Viewer’s Guide:

00:06:30     Opening Ceremonies        

Alan Mallory — Reaching New Heights

00:17:35    Introduction    00:19:00    Presentation

Dr. Chris Brauer — Creative Destruction

01:37:00    Introduction    01:39:00    Presentation

Kathy Hawkesworth — Your Legacy Your Way

02:37:20    Introduction    02:38:30     Presentation

03:04:00     Lunch Break & Rotary videos        

Valeria Rojas — Project Amigo

04:37:00    Introduction.   04:38:00    Presentation

Valarie Wafer — Rotary International Director

05:02:30    Introduction.   05:04:20    Presentation

05:24:15     District Awards — PDG Tracey Vavrek

Amy Smith — Rotary Global Grant Scholar

05:53:00    Introduction.   05:53:45    Presentation

06:50:40    Closing Remarks

After watching the speakers–or before– scroll down the page to visit the Vision 2020 Virtual Project Fair booths, also available until mid-December 


20 Clubs received 2019-2020 Rotary Citations

In addition to presenting District awards during the Vision 2020 Virtual District Conference on Saturday, September 12, Past District Governor Tracey Vavrek announced clubs that met the criteria to receive Rotary Citations for 2019-2020:

Bronze: Camrose Daybreak, Edmonton Southeast, Vegreville

Silver: Dawson Creek, Edmonton Strathcona, Fort McMurray Oilsands, Fort St. John, Grande Prairie After Five, Vermilion, Wainwright

Gold: Edmonton Northeast, Edmonton Riverview, Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie—Swan City, Grande Prairie Sunrise

Platinum: Dawson Creek Sunrise, Edmonton, Edmonton Whyte Avenue, Stony Plain, Whitecourt


Check out the 2020-2021 Rotary Citation criteria for Rotary, Rotaract and Interact clubs.



Individual Sponsors: Sharon Blaker, Donna Barrett, Edith Martin, Vicki Townson, Orville Sleen, Betty Screpnek, Mike Webb, Brenda Tyson, Ingrid Neitsch, Edmonton Riverview, Mary Turner, F. Scott Montgomery, Darrell Martin and John Haggarty




Interested in Rotary youth programs? Want to get more involved? Consider becoming the District’s Youth Services chair. Contact DG Jim Ferguson ( to learn more.


2020 Glenora Rotary Wine Survivor Raffle

Win a Curated Wine Collection!

Proceeds to support disadvantaged women in Edmonton

Register your team of five by 12:00 p.m. MDT, Monday, October 5. Entry fee: $200.

Email to request team registration forms and more information.


E-Satellite Club for Young Professionals

The Rotary E-Club of Canada One took the next step toward establishing an e-satellite club for young professionals by meeting recently with interested individuals, including people from Finland, Italy and Brazil, as well as from Canada. After learning more about the concept, all committed to becoming charter members of this new club.

A second meeting will be held soon. If you are in contact with former Youth Exchange students (inbound and outbound) or former Rotary Grant scholars, please reach out and invite them to contact PDG Elly Contreras ( to learn more.


Rotary Club of Edmonton West invites you to join it for a special meeting on Thursday, October 1, 7:00 p.m. MDT

Topic: Alberta's Halting Economic Recovery — Implications for Alberta's Public Finances by Dr. Robert (Bob) Ascah, one of Alberta's leading economists and authorities on public finances. 

Click here after 6:45 on Oct. 1 to attend.


Do you have a speaker coming to one of your club meetings whose message would be of interest to other Rotarians or Rotaractors? Email and we would be happy to extend an invitation on your behalf.


Supporting programs for Edmonton’s inner-city youth and seniors

Purchase tickets: 1 for $10, 4 for $20, 20 for $50, or 100 for $100. Sales end at midnight, Tuesday, September 22. 

Note: Due to provincial gaming regulations, participation is limited to Alberta residents, aged 18+.


The Peter Lee Classic Golf tournament in support of Inclusion Alberta (A Rotary Employment Partnership partner)

Thursday, September 24

$150 entry fee for each golfer

Hosted by Foster Park Brokers, an inclusive employer that named the tournament after a young man it hired three years ago—Peter Lee.

Click here for more information or to register.


Club Announcements Welcome – Has your club any upcoming events Rotarians from other clubs should know about? Email a brief description, including a link to a website for more information, to register or to buy tickets, to We’ll include your information in a future issue of CONNECTIONS and will tweet (or retweet your tweets) about your event. All submissions are subject to editing for brevity and clarity. Announcements will be repeated as space permits. Deadline for submission for the next issue of CONNECTIONS (September 27) is 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 25.

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