No Meeting July 21, 2021

There will be no meeting Wednesday July 21, 2021 in lieu of the Rib Festival July 23-25, 2021
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Speaker July 14 Mental Wellness Matters Geri Conrad 2021-07-14 06:00:00Z 0
MLA Tracy Allard - Speaker June 9, 2021 2021-06-07 06:00:00Z 0
Andrew Boylan - Chair of the ATA Diversity, Equity and Human Rights Committee - Speaker May 26, 2021 Geri Conrad 2021-05-25 06:00:00Z 0
2021 Cars For Christmas Mega Lottery 2021-05-19 06:00:00Z 0
Family Feud Social for May 19, 2021 Meeting 2021-05-16 06:00:00Z 0
Krista Mitchell - Speaker for our May 5 Meeting Geri Conrad 2021-05-02 06:00:00Z 0
May is Youth Services Month Geri Conrad 2021-05-02 06:00:00Z 0
April Is Maternal and Child Health Month Geri Conrad 2021-04-04 06:00:00Z 0
St Patrick's Day Social 2021-03-16 06:00:00Z 0
Upcoming Virtual Presentations Dale Tiedemann 2021-02-19 07:00:00Z 0
February is Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month Geri Conrad 2021-01-31 07:00:00Z 0

No Meetings Dec 23 & 30

Due to the holiday season the regular meetings December 23 and December 30 have been cancelled. Enjoy a safe and happy holiday!
No Meetings Dec 23 & 30 Geri Conrad 2020-12-22 07:00:00Z 0

November 4 Rotary After Five Meeting

The Rotary After Five November 4, 2020 meeting will continue in the Zoom format for now.
We are excited to be viewing a special presentation of 'Life Without Diagnosis'
Here is the link:
 
Topic: Rotary After Five Zoom Meeting
Time: November 4 5:30 pm
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82370900611
Meeting ID: 823 7090 0611

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kMY9vfEV7
November 4 Rotary After Five Meeting Geri Conrad 2020-11-01 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary After Five Zoom Meeting October 28

Important Announcement:
 
Ready to attend our Rotary meetings in your sweats or PJ's again?
Unfortunately, due to the uptick in COVID cases and the protocols that the City of Grande Prairie has put in place, our meetings are going back to Zoom again starting tomorrow October 28, 2020.
 
Rotary After Five Wednesday Meeting 5:30 pm
Meeting ID: 950 501 4159
Passcode: 444780
Rotary After Five Zoom Meeting October 28 2020-10-27 06:00:00Z 0

Social Gathering August 26

CLUB FELLOWSHIP EVENING - Please join your fellow Club members (and guests) at Nitehawk Adeventure Park on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 for an evening of food, fun, and fellowship. We will be at the day use area to enjoy a bonfire, lawn games & socializing (pandemic style). Dinner will be provided (burgers and choice of two salads). Bring your own lawn chairs and beverages. Please let Maureen Barnett know by noon Monday August 24, if you are coming.
Social Gathering August 26 Geri Conrad 2020-08-23 06:00:00Z 0

DG Visit 2020

Our members had the exciting opportunity to connect with new District Governor James Ferguson tonight via Zoom meeting. We all look forward to working with District Governor Jim over the 2020-2021 Rotary year to show how Rotary Opens Opportunities!
DG Visit 2020 Geri Conrad 2020-08-16 06:00:00Z 0

August 19, 2020 Meeting

Our second trial of the Holiday Inn and Suites location for our regular club meeting is Wednesday August 19, 2020 5:30 pm. Be sure to come check it out, so we can make a decision.
August 19, 2020 Meeting Geri Conrad 2020-08-16 06:00:00Z 0

Changeover 2020

Big News! Rotary After Five is making the Change Over Event on June 17, 2020, our first in-person meeting since COVID19. The Change Over is being held amid the lush greenery of the Clarkson Hall Parking Lot at Evergreen Park. Bring your own chair, meal and non-alcoholic beverage. Washrooms will be available. The Alberta Health Services outdoor event capacity has been upped to 100, so even with social distancing, there is room for spouses, too.
Changeover 2020 Geri Conrad 2020-06-16 06:00:00Z 0
DG Official Visit August 2019 Geri Conrad 2019-08-18 06:00:00Z 0

Highway to Mexico 2019

Judith Greentree and Denise Ouelette left early Friday morning March 29, 2019 for the 5000 km drive to Mazatlán Mexico driving our ambulance kindly donated by Cara-Lee and Felix Seiler. There are a total of 10 vehicles being delivered this year so a big group. We wish them well and thank them for their commitment to helping others through Rotary.
Highway to Mexico 2019 Geri Conrad 2019-03-31 06:00:00Z 0
DHT Article on District Governor Elect Tracey Vavrek Geri Conrad 2019-02-20 07:00:00Z 0

NO Meeting February 20, 2019

There will not be a regular meeting Wednesday February 20, 2019, in lieu of the Rotary Day Storm Game on Friday February 22, 2019. See you there!
NO Meeting February 20, 2019 Geri Conrad 2019-02-20 07:00:00Z 0
NEW VENUE EFFECTIVE JANUARY 9, 2019 Geri Conrad 2019-01-09 07:00:00Z 0

VENUE CHANGE DECEMBER 12, 2018

Venue Change for Wednesday December 12, 2018 - We will be meeting in the Loft upstairs at the West Side Jeffries at 5:30 pm.
VENUE CHANGE DECEMBER 12, 2018 Geri Conrad 2018-12-10 07:00:00Z 0

World Polio Day

Judith and Donna promoting World Polio Day October 24, at the Prairie Mall.
World Polio Day ger 2018-10-24 06:00:00Z 0
Highway to Mexico Presentation July 11, 2018 Geri Conrad 2018-07-11 06:00:00Z 0

VENUE CHANGE JUNE 6, 2018

REMINDER: Our June 6, 2018 meeting is at Isabel Campbell school for the EarlyAct Club Charter. 7149 114 St in Westpointe subdivision.
VENUE CHANGE JUNE 6, 2018 Geri Conrad 2018-06-05 06:00:00Z 0
Meeting May 9 2018-05-09 06:00:00Z 0
It's an OPEN House - March 14, 2018 JOIN Us 2018-03-12 06:00:00Z 0
No Meeting February 28, 2018 Geri Conrad 2018-02-28 07:00:00Z 0
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION January 17, 2018 Geri Conrad 2018-01-17 07:00:00Z 0

VENUE CHANGE OCTOBER 25, 2017

REMINDER - THE WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 25, 2017 MEETING IS BEING HELD AT THE GP BREWING COMPANY (BESIDE MADHATTER'S). The Brewery Tour is at 5:30 pm sharp, with snacks to follow in the back room of Madhatter's.
VENUE CHANGE OCTOBER 25, 2017 Geri Conrad 2017-10-25 06:00:00Z 0

VENUE CHANGE AUGUST 30, 2017

REMINDER: We have a venue change for the meeting of August 30, 2017. Meet at Better Than Fred's for a walk, ending back at Fred's for Food and Fellowship in their back meeting room. Bring proper footwear for the walk.
VENUE CHANGE AUGUST 30, 2017 Geri Conrad 2017-08-29 06:00:00Z 0

NO MEETING AUGUST 9, 2017

The regular meeting for Wednesday August 9, 2017 has been cancelled in lieu of the Member Orientation being held off site.
NO MEETING AUGUST 9, 2017 2017-08-09 06:00:00Z 0

VENUE CHANGE FOR JUNE 28, 2017

Our venue has changed for Wednesday June 28, 2017 only. We are having Fellowship for our exchange student, Leia Betting, at Denise Parenteau's home.
VENUE CHANGE FOR JUNE 28, 2017 Geri Conrad 2017-06-28 06:00:00Z 0

NEW VENUE STARTING MARCH 01, 2017

Just a reminder that starting this week - March 01, 2017 our weekly meetings will be at the Grande Prairie Curling Club at 10127 99 Avenue.
 
 
NEW VENUE STARTING MARCH 01, 2017 DORI MARK 2017-02-26 07:00:00Z 0
CHANGE OF VENUE FOR JANUARY 18, 2017 MEETING Geri Conrad 2017-01-18 00:00:00Z 0
CHANGE OF VENUE FOR DECEMBER 14, 2016 MEETING Geri Conrad 2016-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Visit October 12, 2016 Geri Conrad 2016-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
REMINDER: NO MEETING September 14, 2016 Geri Conrad 2016-09-12 00:00:00Z 0

August 31, 2016 Meeting Happenings

 
Jean Zheng, Tina Sieben and Peter Lepinski presented Eric Michaud, student at the GPRC, with a $1000.00 scholarship at our Aug 31 meeting. Congratulations, Eric!
And Leia, our German exchange student, presented at our Aug 31 meeting
Jerry Napier, of the Swan City Rotary Club, and Peter Kim, of the Salvation Army, spoke about the upcoming food bank drive.
August 31, 2016 Meeting Happenings Geri Conrad 2016-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Exchange Student Welcome BBQ August 24, 2016 Geri Conrad 2016-08-28 00:00:00Z 0

Welcome Leia

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Leia, welcome to Canada and Rotary Club of Grande Prairie After Five.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcome Leia Peter Lepinski 2016-08-23 00:00:00Z 0

VENUE CHANGE FOR AUGUST 24, 2016 MEETING

REMINDER Our August 24, 2016 meeting is a Welcome BBQ for our incoming exchange student, being held at Joanne Perrott's home. No meeting at the Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club for this week. Thank you for hosting, Joanne!
VENUE CHANGE FOR AUGUST 24, 2016 MEETING Geri Conrad 2016-08-22 00:00:00Z 0

2nd Annual Rotary After Five Hike

2ND ANNUAL HIKE to Eaton Falls in Willmore Wilderness Park on August 20, 2016. Shown are John Krol, Lola Wright, John's Dutch relatives, Robin & Jten, Felix Seiler, Nikki & Dwayne Hart, Frank Wright, Geri & Rick Conrad. A huge thank you to Cara-Lee Voss-Seiler for organizing the hike, even though her foot injury prevented her from joining in.
2nd Annual Rotary After Five Hike Geri Conrad 2016-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
VENUE CHANGE FOR JULY 20, 2016 MEETING Geri Conrad 2016-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
VENUE CHANGE June 22 FOR TURN-OVER MEETING Geri Conrad 2016-06-21 00:00:00Z 0

VENUE CHANGE APRIL 6

Hey all. Our meeting is at the Grande Prairie Regional College April 6. No meeting at the Grande Prairie Golf and Country Club today!
VENUE CHANGE APRIL 6 geri 2016-04-06 00:00:00Z 0

March 16, 2016 Meeting

Kunal Bodicharla gave his classification speech, interview style - Lionel asked the questions, and Kunal filled us in on his life in India, Nova Scotia and finally Alberta. Our allocations committe representatives, Frank Wright, Tina Sieben, Wendy McMillan and Kathleen Crouse presented Gladys Blackmore of the Suicide Prevention Resource Centre with a cheque. Lionel Frey and Denise Ouellette spoke of the upcoming Highway to Mexico trip and a group photo was taken with the handi-bus donated by Felix and Cara-Lee Seiler, that Lionel and Denise will be driving to Mazatlan.
March 16, 2016 Meeting Geri Conrad 2016-03-31 00:00:00Z 0

March 9, 2016 Meeting

ADG Tracey Vavrek stepped us through the myrotary.org website. Great website with lots of information. Allocations committee members Kathleen Crouse, Tina Sieben and Wendy McMillan presented donations to HIV North and Hillside School each.
March 9, 2016 Meeting Geri Conrad 2016-03-21 00:00:00Z 0

March 2, 2016 Meeting

Welcome to new member Judith Greentree, shown with her sponsor, Denise Ouelette. Also members of the allocation committee, Tina Sieben, Vicki Townson and Wendy McMillan, presented PARDS with a donation.
March 2, 2016 Meeting Geri Conrad 2016-03-21 00:00:00Z 0

Lead Change Program Presentation Feb 24

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A great presentation by Jon Nesbitt (right), the Public Education Coordinator for PACE and a coordinator of the Lead Change Program, and Mike Anderson (far left), committee members with "Breakfast With The Guys" event. The message is all about ending violence against women.
Lead Change Program Presentation Feb 24 Geri Conrad 2016-02-28 00:00:00Z 0

Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance Presentation Feb 3

Member Participation Night: Wendy McMillan, Brenda Montgomery and Geri Conrad invited the Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance to speak to our club. Rhonda Clarke-Gauthier and Megan Graham gave a very informative talk on the state of our watershed. It was also an opportunity to celebrate with our birthday girl, Wendy!
Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance Presentation Feb 3 Geri Conrad 2016-02-16 00:00:00Z 0

Dylan Sparks Presentation Jan 20

Dylan Sparks, our local parapower lifter and son of Rotary After Five member, Tracey Rice, shared his story of dertermination and inspiration with us on January 20.
Dylan Sparks Presentation Jan 20 Geri Conrad 2016-01-24 00:00:00Z 0

Alan Segal's Classification Speech

From Montreal to New York to Grande Prairie, Alan Segal gave his entertaining and enlightening Classification speech at our December 2, 2015 meeting.
Alan Segal's Classification Speech Geri Conrad 2015-12-07 00:00:00Z 0

Todd Smith-Salter Classification Speech

Todd shared the ups and downs of growing up and establishing a business in the Grande Prairie area in his classification speech October 28, 2015. (Apologies for the quality of the photo, Todd) Great speech!
Todd Smith-Salter Classification Speech Geri Conrad 2015-10-29 00:00:00Z 0

New Member Tracey Rice

We welcomed new member Tracey Rice at our October 28 meeting. Presenting Tracey with her membership certificate are past president Taj Johnson and president elect Peter Lepinski.
New Member Tracey Rice Geri Conrad 2015-10-29 00:00:00Z 0

District 5370 Convention 2015

Eight of the Rotary After Five Club members attended the Rotary District Convention in Dawson Creek October 1-4, President Lionel Frey, ADG Tracey and Vince Vavrek, Wade Nellis, Peter Lepinski, Kathleen Crouse, Jodi Goff and Geri Conrad. Keynote speakers, Sally Armstrong, Chris Hadfield and Alvin Law had powerful, inspirational words to share. Many other speakers joined in the message that we can all help make the world a better place in some way, big or small. The Stop Hunger Now Food Packaging Event was hugely successful, and fun!
 Wade Nellis, Vince & ADG Tracey Vavrek, DG Tim Schilds, President Lionel Frey, Geri Conrad.
President Lionel with the presidents of the 3 other Rotary Clubs of Grande Prairie, Dawn Miller, Cheryl Budjak and Glen Tissington.
District 5370 Convention 2015 Geri Conrad 2015-10-09 00:00:00Z 0

Coats For Kids

Third Coats for Kids sorting session completed in 1/2 an hour. Next one is Tuesday October 13, at noon!
Coats For Kids Geri Conrad 2015-10-09 00:00:00Z 0

New Member Maureen Barnett

Welcome to new member Maureen Barnett, receiving her membership at our September 23 meeting from President Lionel Frey and sponsor, Geri Conrad.
New Member Maureen Barnett Geri Conrad 2015-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
No Meeting September 16, 2015 Geri Conrad 2015-09-16 00:00:00Z 0

New Member Wenda Housego

Welcome to our newest member, Wenda Housego! Receiving her membership from President Lionel with her sponsor, Alan Segal.
New Member Wenda Housego Geri Conrad 2015-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
No Meeting September 2, 2015 Geri Conrad 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0

Northern Gateway Pipeline Presentation August 26, 2015

The team from the Northern Gateway Pipeline project updated the region on their progress. Many local dignitaries were on hand from the County, Beaverlodge, and City of Grande Prairie councilors and Mayor Bill Given, for the informative session.
Northern Gateway Pipeline Presentation August 26, 2015 Geri Conrad 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Vince Vavrek Classification Speech Aug 19, 2015 Geri Conrad 2015-08-23 00:00:00Z 0

Friendship Centre Donation August 19, 2015

Kelly Benning from the Friendship Centre receives an improvised cheque of $1000.00 from After Five's Allocation Committee - Vicki Townson, Frank Wright, Karen Schoepp, Tina Sieben, Kathleen Crouse & Wendy McMillan.
Friendship Centre Donation August 19, 2015 Geri Conrad 2015-08-23 00:00:00Z 0

Venue Change for August 5th meeting

The Grande Prairie Rotary After Five club will have a venue change for the August 5th, 2015 meeting. The meeting will be the upstairs room at Better Than Fred's downtown and will be at same time as usual (5:30 pm).
Venue Change for August 5th meeting Lionel Frey 2015-08-04 00:00:00Z 0

Our Donation to Catholic Family Services July 8

Our donation to Catholic Family Services at July 8, 2015 meeting.
A $2,000 cheque was presented to Rick Moreau (right) of Catholic Family Services from members of the After Five Allocations Committee. Pictured with Rick are from left-to-right Frank Wright, Wendy McMillan and Tina Sieben of the Allocations Committee.
Our Donation to Catholic Family Services July 8 Geri Conrad 2015-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
2014-2015 Presidential Citation Lionel Frey 2015-07-13 00:00:00Z 0

Canada Day - July 1st

Posted by Geri Conrad
THERE WILL BE NO MEETING ON WEDNESDAY JULY 1ST DUE TO THE CANADA DAY HOLIDAY.
Canada Day - July 1st Geri Conrad 2015-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
June 17 Meeting Venue Change Geri Conrad 2015-06-16 00:00:00Z 0

Olive Branch Presentation

Olive Branch Representative accepts the Rotary After Five Donation from Karen Schoepp, Vicki Townson, Tina Sieben, Frank Wright, Wendy McMillan and Kathleen Crouse.
Olive Branch Presentation Geri Conrad 2015-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
JUNE 10 MEETING VENUE CHANGE Geri Conrad 2015-06-08 00:00:00Z 0

New Member Tiffany Clark

Posted by Geri Conrad
Welcome to our newest Member Tiffany Clark with President Taj Johnson, and her sponsor, Marnie Young.
New Member Tiffany Clark Geri Conrad 2015-06-08 00:00:00Z 0

Welcome aboard Qiujin Jean Zheng


Bravo! You had an awesome classification speech May 13, 2105—adventurous, humorous, and from the heart. We were particularly impressed with the four points you made about deciding to join Rotary.
Welcome aboard Qiujin Jean Zheng 2015-06-03 00:00:00Z 0

2nd Annual Soapbox Derby a Hit

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Rotary Club of Grande Prairie After Five hosted our second annual McClelland Oilfield Rentals Soap Box Derby on Saturday May 30th. A light drizzle did not dampen the spirits.

The kids and their sponsors came up with some very creative entries and our members were out in full force to volunteer,also bringing along help from spouses and friends. Our St. Joe's Interact Club was also involved!

It was a proud day knowing that we chartered just 3 short years ago, we have grown ...to 45 members and we are now able to put together such a wonderful family event.

Attached is a link from the Daily Herald Tribune with great coverage of our event. Also see our Facebook page for pictures!
 
2nd Annual Soapbox Derby a Hit Geri Conrad 2015-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
May 20, 2015 Venue Change Geri Conrad 2015-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Brooks Hoffos Classification Speech Geri Conrad 2015-04-11 00:00:00Z 0

New Member Dale Bond

April 8 we welcomed our 44th member to the Club, Dale Bond, who has known president Taj since Jr High! Welcome, Dale!
New Member Dale Bond Geri Conrad 2015-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Rotary Worlds Curling Bonspiel Presentation Geri Conrad 2015-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Highway to Mexico - Passed the Emissions Test Geri Conrad 2015-03-17 00:00:00Z 0

Highway to Mexico

Posted by Geri Conrad
Frank and Lola Wright and the rest of the Highway to Mexico crew have reached the halfway point of their journey to Mazatlan. They have traveled approximately 2500 kilometres already!
Highway to Mexico Geri Conrad 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0

Highway to Mexico Starts Today

Lola and Frank Wright left at 6:00 AM this morning with the Highway to Mexico contingent. 6 vehicles left this morning from Grande Prairie, meeting up with 1 more from Edson later today. Safe travels everyone! An album has been created on the very lower right of our Rotary After Five home page with more pics! You can also follow the Highway to Mexico Facebook page for more up to date posts.
 
Highway to Mexico Starts Today Geri Conrad 2015-03-13 00:00:00Z 0

Highway to Mexico Ready To Go

Posted by Geri Conrad
Frank and Lola Wright are ready for their Highway to Mexico Grand Adventure, and our whole club is behind them!
Highway to Mexico Ready To Go Geri Conrad 2015-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Induction Geri Conrad 2015-03-06 00:00:00Z 0

Welcome to our Newest Member

Posted by Geri Conrad
President Taj presents Joanne Perrott with her certificate of membership. Welcome Joanne!
Welcome to our Newest Member Geri Conrad 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z 0

Alberta Special Olympics Banquet and Dance

Great evening for Rotary After Five volunteers, welcoming the participants at the door, showing them to their tables, serving food, bussing tables, helping out wherever we were needed.
Alberta Special Olympics Banquet and Dance Geri Conrad 2015-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Membership Celebration Geri Conrad 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
Spring Leadership Training Geri Conrad 2015-02-17 00:00:00Z 0

Busy Times at Rotary After Five

We've had a couple of great weeks at Rotary After Five.. From Mighty Peace Day celebrating tomorrow's Rotarians; Brad-Julie Emond are welcomed with open arms & Nicola's amazing Classification speech! But it doesn't stop there.. Past District Governor Kevin D. Hilgers gives a wonderful presentation on a "mostly dry".. Exchange to India where he had the most humbling experience of immunizing a young Child with the Polio vaccine! Wendy presented our 1st Speaker certificate, Thanks Lola & Todd for doing an awesome job on this! And lastly, we welcomed another Paul Harris Fellow to our growing family! Congratulations Emilia!!

Busy Times at Rotary After Five Taj Johnson 2015-02-12 00:00:00Z 0

Our Four Newest Members

Posted by taj
Over the past couple weeks we've welcomed 4 wonderful members to our growing club! Jean Zheng, Vince Vavrek, Tracey Vavrek and Brooks Hoffos. Thank you Denise Ouelette for sharing these great people with the rest of us.
Our Four Newest Members taj 2015-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
St. Joe's Interact Club Wake-a-Thon a Success Geri Conrad 2015-01-30 00:00:00Z 0

Trenton Perrrott Day

“I want to gather together all the things that are positive to me and provide support and resources to them. These things are of me – Joanne and the girls, my family and friends and community. I must take what is best and protect what is the best. In goodness, in the goodness and the love I have for these things I will find God, I will find my salvation and my strength. This is my faith, this is my hope. This is my charity.” Trenton Perrott

 

Lola Wright presents Trenton Perrott's Certificate of Membership for the Rotary After Five to Joanne Perrott and her daughters.

Trenton Perrrott Day Geri Conrad 2015-01-23 00:00:00Z 0

Venue Change for January 21, 2015

Posted by Geri Conrad

The location has been moved to the Holiday Inn and Suites (kitty corner from Staples) @ 5:30 pm.

 

 

The Rotary Club of Grande Prairie After Five
 cordially invites you to come and celebrate
Trenton Perrott Day
Wednesday January 21, 2015 @ 5:30 pm
At the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites (across from Staples)
 
This is a Multi Club Event to honor one of our charter members
and celebrate his contribution to Rotary.
Appetizers and finger food provided.

 

Venue Change for January 21, 2015 Geri Conrad 2015-01-17 00:00:00Z 0

New Member John Krol

Our newest member, John Krol, is presented with his membership by president Taj Johnson. Welcome, John! Sponsored by Cara-Lee Voss-Seiler.
New Member John Krol Geri Conrad 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z 0

AGM December 10, 2014

Posted by Taj Johnson
Thank you to Liz Jones, Kathleen Crouse, and Vicki Townson for putting together the AGM and preparing the financial reports. And to all the directors who let their positions stand for the 2015-2016 year. Honored to also have in attendance, ADG Tracey Vavrek and former Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, Yash Ar, who will be back in the new year to give us a presentation. Pictured are past president, Lola Wright, Yash Ar, president Taj Johnson.
AGM December 10, 2014 Taj Johnson 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z 0

2015 Rotary Curling Bonspiel

 

 

 

Rotary Clubs of Lethbridge Lethbridge Feb. 27 – Mar. 1, 2015

Rotary Bonspiel

Districts 5360 and 5370

Welcome, curlers from Districts 5360 and 5370! We look forward to hosting a terrific bonspiel full of fellowship on and off the ice. The first 40 teams registered and paid will be guaranteed entry into the bonspiel. Registration details will be sent out shortly, so consider this your first notice that there will be a party going on in Downtown LA (that’s Lethbridge Alberta).

Please note the date was moved from Family Day Week, as there were no hotel rooms available in Lethbridge due to the Alberta 55+ Winter Games . Due to the 10 sheet capacity of the curling rink, we do not anticipate having games played on Thursday night. More details will be out soon…questions now? Feel free to contact - Charles Funk - charles.funk@nbpcd.com - 403 331 2031

Where: Lethbridge Curling Club http://www.lethbridgecurlingclub.com/ Located at 911 6th Ave South, the Club features 10 sheets of pristine ice, the largest fully-stocked pro shop in Southern Alberta and an upstairs lounge with room for 200+ curlers and fans. During the first part of 2015, we will host the Southern Alberta Women’s Play down and the Alberta 55 Plus Winter games, so the Club will be in top notch shape.

Accommodations: Lethbridge Lodge http://www.lethbridgelodge.com/ . Located at 320 Scenic Drive, Lethbridge, the Lodge is directly across the street from the reception and 9 walkable blocks from the Curling Club. We reserved 40 rooms at a cost of $108 per night, which includes a free daily hot breakfast buffet (one of the best in town!)

Banquet: The Galt Museum http://www.galtmuseum.com/facilityrentals-viewinggallery.htm is located adjacent to the Lethbridge Lodge. It features an incredible view of the coulees and the longest trestle bridge in Canada.

2015 Rotary Curling Bonspiel Geri Conrad 2014-12-09 00:00:00Z 0

New Member Todd Smith-Salter

Posted by Geri Conrad
President Taj Johnson and sponsor Cara-Lee Voss-Seiler presented Todd Smith-Salter with his member ship at our November 26, 2014 meeting. Welcome, Todd!
New Member Todd Smith-Salter Geri Conrad 2014-11-27 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Nicola Grant 2014-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
District 5370 2015 Conference Early Bird Geri Conrad 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Grande Prairie After Five Meeting Time Change 2014-10-28 00:00:00Z 0

DG Linda Robertson Visit 2014

Posted by Geri Conrad
District Governor Linda Robertson and Assistant District Governor Tracey Vavrek visited our October 22, 2014 Rotary Meeting.
DG Linda Robertson Visit 2014 Geri Conrad 2014-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
District 5370 Conference 2014 Geri Conrad 2014-10-06 00:00:00Z 0

Our Vision, Mission & Values

Vision Statement:
Building Community and Friendships Through Service.
 
Mission Statement:
Grande Prairie Rotary After Five invests in the future by building opportunities for individuals, groups and communities of the world to succeed.
 
Values Statement:
We believe in people's desire to do their best.
We promote opportunities.
We embrace supported team work.
We believe maximizing potential maximizes success.
 
Our Vision, Mission & Values Geri Conrad 2014-10-01 06:00:00Z 0
New Member - Peter Lepinski Geri Conrad 2014-05-21 00:00:00Z 0

New Member - Marnie Young

Posted by Geri Conrad on May 20, 2014
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Marnie Young is a real estate agent with Sutton Group in Grande Prairie and dedicates a lot of her time to volunteer pursuits in the community. Rather than working in a variety of volunteer capacities, Marnie believes she could be more effective with her volunteerism if she dedicated her entire focus to an organization such as Rotary, giving her an opportunity to still become involved in a variety of areas of interest.  Emilia Hovorka is presenting Marnie with her membership.

New Member - Marnie Young Geri Conrad 2014-05-21 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Leadership Level One Session Dawson Creek

Posted by Geri Conrad on Apr 16, 2014
Tim Schilds has tentatively booked a Rotary Leadership level one session for June 21, 2014 at Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek. Level one is a good introduction to Rotary and is suitable for both old and new Rotarians. There is a maximum of 20 at a time as anything over that becomes less effective (if there are more than 20 interested Tim will arrange to have another session in the fall). Tim would like to know the level of interest from our club before the end of April so they can plan this event. He is off to Australia and the International Convention for the month of May so will have to have the event planned before he goes.
Rotary Leadership Level One Session Dawson Creek Geri Conrad 2014-04-16 13:29:51Z 0
Rotary Grande Prairie After Five Donation to Grande Prairie Rotaract SPCA Project Geri Conrad 2014-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Change of Venue for Rotary Club of Grande Prairie After Five Frank Wright 2014-03-26 00:00:00Z 0

District 5370 Conference

Posted by Geri Conrad on Feb 11, 2014

 

District 5370 2014 Conference October 2-4, 2014  

Click on the link below to view District Governor2014-2015 Linda Robertson's personal invitation to register early!  

 

Watch on iBelieve it's Time to Register! Vimeo.com/85994166

 

Early Bird Registration closes February 28, 2014!   YOU COULD WIN A FREE REGISTRATION. The first 100 registered will be entered in a draw to win!  

 

Register NOW! Conference Website:  http://www.conference5370-2014.ca/

Follow us on Twitter:  https://twitter.com/iBelieveRotary 

Like Us on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/iBelieveRotary

District 5370 Conference Geri Conrad 2014-02-12 00:00:00Z 0

Soap Box Derby

Posted by Cory Klein-Gebbinck on Jan 19, 2014

Jim Letersky provided an update to the membership in December on the Soap Box Derby Fundraising Project; to be held in conjunction with the City’s 100th anniversary celebration, in May 2014.

Jim announced that Rona lumberyard has donated plywood for the project and St. Joes High School Shop class will donate man hours to assist in cutting the boards.

Soap Box Derby committee members Lionel Frey, Frank Wright, Angie Saltman and Jim Letersky presented a team effort soap box assembly to the membership.Image

Soap Box Derby Cory Klein-Gebbinck 2014-01-20 00:00:00Z 0

President Lola Wright welcomes Yuri Shapoval to our Rotary Family

Posted by Cory Klein-Gebbinck on Dec 03, 2013

Welcome Rotarian Yuri! Yuri is currently a student at Law, articling with Gurevitch Headon.  He is a member of the G.P. Bar Association and is looking to commit his time and energy to a variety of Rotary initiatives.  Yuri is sponsored by Denise Ouellete.

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President Lola Wright welcomes Yuri Shapoval to our Rotary Family Cory Klein-Gebbinck 2013-12-04 00:00:00Z 0

President Lola's Theme for December: Gratefulness

Posted by Cory Klein-Gebbinck on Dec 01, 2013
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A great message from President Lola which she delivered at the multi-club Christmas Party:

The Rotary After Five Message comes from the Theme of Gratefulness!

During the Holiday Season I think people are reminded to be grateful and they celebrate that.

I was reading a couple of weeks ago that Gratitude is one of our most powerful emotions …. therefore we should take time EVERYDAY to reflect on what we have-not just at Christmas.

President Lola's Theme for December: Gratefulness Cory Klein-Gebbinck 2013-12-02 00:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Members Karen McClelland and Pamela Battiste!

Posted by Cory Klein-Gebbinck on Dec 01, 2013

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A big welcome to new member Karen McClelland!  A long time Grande Prairie resident who has been involved with various fundraising initiatives within the community over the years.  Karen was looking for an opportunity to stay involved and like all of us thought that Rotary would be an excellent way to do so!  Karen was sponsored by Cara-Lee Voss-Seiler.

Also, a big welcome to Pamela Battiste!  Pamela has recently moved to Grande Prairie and is a Branch Supervisor at JB Insurance Services, a division of Johnson Inc.  Pamela comes to GP from St. John’s Newfoundland and was a member of Rotary there (CBS District/NE Area, District #7820).  Pamela was sponsored by Karen Schoepp.

Welcome New Members Karen McClelland and Pamela Battiste! Cory Klein-Gebbinck 2013-12-02 00:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Taj Johnson and Lacie Popesco Welcome Baby Girl!

Posted by Cory Klein-Gebbinck on Nov 26, 2013
Congratulations to President Elect Taj Johnson and fellow After Fiver Lacie Popesco.  Welcome to our world Harlowe Vay Johnson!  She was born November 27, 2013 @ 5:20PM weighing 8lbs 1oz. Image
Rotarians Taj Johnson and Lacie Popesco Welcome Baby Girl! Cory Klein-Gebbinck 2013-11-27 00:00:00Z 0

Wade Nellis Classification Speech

Posted by Cory Klein-Gebbinck on Nov 26, 2013

Thank you to Wade Nellis for a humorous tale of his background, career and desire to continue the tradition of giving back to the community set by parents as well as wife (and fellow Rotarian) Joan.  Wade brought his adorable daughter along to watch her dad give his talk.

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Wade Nellis Classification Speech Cory Klein-Gebbinck 2013-11-27 00:00:00Z 0

October: The Second Avenue of Service - Vocational Service

Posted by Lola Wright on Sep 28, 2013

October is the month we set aside to remind ourselves of our second Avenue of Service:Vocational Service. An excerpt from RI President Ron D Burton appears in the latest edition of the Rotarian.  Please check out the entire article as it really helps understand the topic of Vocational Service.   So on the topic of Vocational Service I would like to honour Angie Saltman, our own self-professed "Geek"!Image

October: The Second Avenue of Service - Vocational Service Lola Wright 2013-09-29 00:00:00Z 0

Annual Rotary Food Bank Drive

Posted by Lola Wright on Sep 16, 2013

This year's Rotary Food Bank Drive was another huge success!

Organizer Ken O'Shea says they had a record 125 teams take part, meaning well over 600 volunteers covered both Grande Prairie and Sexsmith over the course of a few hours last night.

"We ended up being up slightly from last year, with 160 thousand items.  And if you consider at an average $1.69 per item, that equates to $270,400.... just fantastic."

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Annual Rotary Food Bank Drive Lola Wright 2013-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Nathan Chiles becomes the newest member of Rotary After Five Lola Wright 2013-08-21 00:00:00Z 0

First Anniversary Barbeque was well attended.

Posted by Lola Wright on Aug 06, 2013

Thanks to Jim and Carol Letersky for hosting our "First Anniversary Barbeque" in their beautiful back yard.  Here is a picture of Angie Saltman, Brandon Kerschbaumer and Taj Johnson leading the Jam Session.  The complete photo album can be viewed under the links on the website.

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First Anniversary Barbeque was well attended. Lola Wright 2013-08-07 00:00:00Z 0
Our First Year Scrapbook - Liz Jones and Tracy Kostiuk Lola Wright 2013-08-07 00:00:00Z 0

New Members - Matt Kostiuk and Geri Conrad

Posted by Lola Wright on Jul 23, 2013

Matt Kostiuk receives his Certificate of Membership and Rotary Pin from his membership sponsor, Rotarian - Taj Johnson.

Matt, we are looking forward to your enthusiasm and energy and your willingness to give back to the community in which you grew up.  You have already shown you will be a great Rotarian!

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Geri Conrad receives her Certificate of Membership and Rotary Pin from her membership sponsor, Rotarian - Cara-Lee Voss-Seiler.  

Welcome aboard Geri, you will be a great asset to the club as you now become an official Rotarian after spending many years as a Rotary spouse.Image

New Members - Matt Kostiuk and Geri Conrad Lola Wright 2013-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
The addition of another strong (no pun intended) member for our club. Lola Wright 2013-07-03 00:00:00Z 0

New Rotary Year Begins today July 1st

Posted by Lola Wright on Jun 30, 2013

 

July 1st marks the start of a new Rotary Year.

Rotary International President Ron Burton's theme for this year is "Engage Rotary, Change Lives".  Here is a quote directly from him -

“If we really want to take Rotary service forward, then we must make sure that every single Rotarian has the same feeling about Rotary that each one of us here has today,” Burton said. “We need to make sure that every Rotarian has a meaningful role to play, that they’re all making a contribution, and that their contribution is valued.”
New Rotary Year Begins today July 1st Lola Wright 2013-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Convention in Lisbon Portugal. Lola Wright 2013-06-24 00:00:00Z 0

St Joe's Interact Charter Night

Posted by Lola Wright on Jun 11, 2013
We are very proud of this young and enthusiastic group.  They will definitely "CHANGE LIVES"

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St Joe's Interact Charter Night Lola Wright 2013-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
Jodi Prediger gives her Classification Talk to a full house. Lola Wright 2013-06-05 00:00:00Z 0

Stompede Breakfast was a Huge Success!

Posted by Lola Wright on May 29, 2013

Awesome turnout this morning for our Rotary Pancake breakfast at Dukes Country Club! Thanks to all who attended and donated; it feels great to be able to make a difference in the city we live in!! Special thanks to Penn West Exploration, Esquires Coffee House, Dukes Country Club & all the Members of our club who gave a helping hand! Looking forward to next year!!! - Taj Johnson -co- chair!Image

 

Stompede Breakfast was a Huge Success! Lola Wright 2013-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
Lori Bossen our last but definitely not least Charter Member gives her Classification Talk Lola Wright 2013-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Member Tracy Kostiuk Lola Wright 2013-05-29 00:00:00Z 0

Chris and Marcos

Posted by Lola Wright on May 27, 2013
At Wednesday's Meeting be prepared to be greeted at the door by Rotary exchange students Chris Demmelbauer and Marcos Herrera. They will be busking to raise money for Shelter Box so it should be entertaining.
Chris and Marcos Lola Wright 2013-05-28 00:00:00Z 0
Taj Johnson and Lacie Popesco share their pregnancy news! Lola Wright 2013-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Registered Charity under the Societies Act Lola Wright 2013-05-22 00:00:00Z 0

Lionel Frey's Classification Speech

Posted by Lola Wright on May 14, 2013

The entire membership enjoyed Lionel's use of humour to entertain us during his classification speech.Image

Lionel Frey's Classification Speech Lola Wright 2013-05-15 00:00:00Z 0

Trenton Perrott Project at Sunrise House

Posted by Lola Wright on May 10, 2013
We had a great time.  2.5 hours and about 18 people.  Excellent workers and a thorough clean inside and out. House sparkled and yard looked incredible. Karen Schoepp Director of Community ServiceImage
Trenton Perrott Project at Sunrise House Lola Wright 2013-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
Jennifer Amuge giving her Classification Talk Lola Wright 2013-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Lobster Fest Lola Wright 2013-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our new member Emilia Hovorka our 30th active member Lola Wright 2013-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
The members very much enjoyed Rae-Lynne Robichaud's short but sweet classification talk Lola Wright 2013-05-01 00:00:00Z 0

Peru Roofing Project

Posted by Lola Wright on Apr 23, 2013
ImageTreasurer Kathleen Crouse presenting a cheque to International Services Director Denise Ouellette on behalf the After Five Club. The money was part of a Multi Club donation totally $10,000.00 to help with a roof repair project in Peru. The project was headed up locally by Denise, Holly Sorgen and Lorraine Gabriel who worked with fellow rotarian Joe Gubbels now living in Chin Changa, Peru.
Peru Roofing Project Lola Wright 2013-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome new member Kelly Buyar Lola Wright 2013-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome new member Jodi Prediger. Lola Wright 2013-03-27 00:00:00Z 0

Swan City Rotary shares the proceeds of the Cars for Christmas Lottery

Posted by Lola Wright on Mar 19, 2013

Rae-Lynne Robichaud and Lola Wright accept a cheque for $10,000 made payable to the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie After Five from Dan Boorse Rotarian with Swan City Club.  This money was raised by working the Cars for Christmas Lottery for the Swan City Club.Image

Swan City Rotary shares the proceeds of the Cars for Christmas Lottery Lola Wright 2013-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Jim Letersky becomes a Paul Harris Fellow Lola Wright 2013-03-20 00:00:00Z 0

Wendy McMillan's Classification Talk

Posted by Lola Wright on Mar 05, 2013

Wendy shared a very informative and entertaining classification talk using a map of the world and her life's travels to explain about being in the right place and the right time.Image

Wendy McMillan's Classification Talk Lola Wright 2013-03-06 00:00:00Z 0

Visit to the Club Rotario Marina Puerto Vallarta

Posted by Lola Wright on Feb 19, 2013

Frank, Lola and Brenda recently attended a meeting of the Marina Puerto Vallarta Club Rotario in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  They are also a brand-new club and their major project is to build an academic/trade school for deaf persons in the greater Puerto Vallarta area.  A main concern they have is that because deafness does not show overt signs of a disability, that these people are often ignored when it comes to any type of help, including education.  The club presently has what is basically a two room shed on some property in the city.  They told us that they can help about 20 people right now, but would like to increase that to about 120, as there is certainly a need.  This project is essentially starting from scratch, they have a whole list of needs; items as basic as a perimeter fence, doors, windows and ceiling fans.  They estimated the total cost of their project to be $40,000 US.

It was fun to visit a club so similar to our own with such an ambitious project.  We were proud to leave our banner and hope to receive one back from them in the mail when their have theirs ready.  

Photo: Lius Felipe Carajal Barrera - President Marina Puerto Vallarta and Lola Wright - President After Five.

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Visit to the Club Rotario Marina Puerto Vallarta Lola Wright 2013-02-20 00:00:00Z 0

Update on the St. Joseph's Catholic High School Interact Club.

Posted by Lola Wright on Feb 06, 2013

One week after our initial meeting with St. Joe's staff members Mr. Pritchard, Ms. Blimkie, and Ms. Douville, fellow Rotarian Jim Letersky and myself dropped into St. Joe's see how things were going.  

These staff members had called their first information meeting after spreading the word by talking to students and putting up a few posters in the hall.  In one week they had sparked some interest and I think the picture tells it all.  The group at the meeting consisted of four staff, one Outbound Student, one Rotary Exchange Student, one grade 12 student,  and 33 interested grade 10 and 11's!  

The staff told me that they weren't able to invite the grade 9's to today's meeting because they didn't have the same break in their schedule; but, what they do know is there are several more students interested!   When the students were asked how many had parents in Rotary, the answer was "none", except for the Exchange Student.  Amazing that this information-gathering meeting was exposing over 30 new families to the work of Interact (and Rotary) in the community and around the world!  

As Jim and I were leaving the school a young girl stopped us in the hall and asked if we were the Interact people. I said, "Well,  we are here to support them, but we were actually Rotarians from the sponsoring club".  

She said, "I so wanted to attend that meeting today but I was already booked for something else".  I assured her this was only the beginning of St. Joseph's Interact Club, so not to worry as there would be time for her to join.  

Rotary's future is definitely in good hands, as today we saw what is out there in one short week for our New Generations!

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Update on the St. Joseph's Catholic High School Interact Club. Lola Wright 2013-02-07 00:00:00Z 0

Sponsoring the new Interact Club at St. Joseph Catholic High School should be exciting!

Posted by Lola Wright on Jan 29, 2013

Sharing the news via DG Kevin Hilger's Facebook Page

Some days are so danged exciting. Last weekend a school asked if they could have an Interact Club (St. Joe's, Grande Prairie, teacher Trevor Prichard). We met Monday. Next - find a club to sponsor the so it can happen. That leads us to GP's newest club - "After Five". Their executive met this eve. They are "in" says Lola Wright and Lloyd Fisher of the club. Onward towards a charter of a new Interact club!
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Sponsoring the new Interact Club at St. Joseph Catholic High School should be exciting! Lola Wright 2013-01-30 00:00:00Z 0

After Five's Newest Member

Posted by Lola Wright on Jan 29, 2013

President Lola Wright welcomes the newest member of our Rotary family Lionel Frey, also present in the photo is his sponsor Frank Wright.Image

After Five's Newest Member Lola Wright 2013-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
My Commitments- check when you are assigned to Meeting Setup and Take Down Lola Wright 2013-01-06 00:00:00Z 0

Membership Contact List available

Posted by Lola Wright on Jan 05, 2013

Please update your own information - using the option of My Clubrunner, My Profile.  

You always have access to the Membership Contact List - using the option of My Clubrunner, View Club Directory 

Membership Contact List available Lola Wright 2013-01-06 00:00:00Z 0

Member Brandon Kerschbaumer becomes a proud Papa

Posted by Lola Wright on Jan 05, 2013

Congratulations to Brandon and Nicole on the birth of their first child Victoria Dawn Kerschbaumer.  She was born Jan 4 at 1:40 am. 6 lbs 14 ounces, 19.75" long.  Brandon reports that "the gift of life is a beautiful thing" and that Mama and baby Victoria are both doing great! Image

Member Brandon Kerschbaumer becomes a proud Papa Lola Wright 2013-01-06 00:00:00Z 0

Cars for Christmas

Posted by Lola Wright on Jan 05, 2013

A huge thank you to Rae-Lynne Robichaud for coordinating the Cars for Christmas Lottery.  It is always a big undertaking to keep everyone organized and on time for their commitments.  To all our members and their families who worked shifts,  thanks for your efforts and a job well done.  The money raised will make a positive difference in our community.  

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Cars for Christmas Lola Wright 2013-01-06 00:00:00Z 0

In Memory of Trenton Perrott

Posted by Lola Wright on Nov 15, 2012
Thank you for everything you did to help Rotary After Five get off the ground and also for everything you did to make the community of Grande Prairie a better place to live, work and raise a family.  You will be missed and you shall never be forgotten.Image
In Memory of Trenton Perrott Lola Wright 2012-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Grande Prairie School Snack Program received $1000.00 donation from Rotary After Five Lola Wright 2012-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
D3170 Rotary E-Club member - Brad Myers, Houston Texas visits Lola Wright 2012-11-14 00:00:00Z 0

District Governor's Dinner

Posted by Lola Wright on Oct 31, 2012

At the District Governor's Dinner at the Quality Inn DG Kevin Hilgers presented the After Five Club with our official Charter.  Special thanks to Kevin and After Five charter members Trenton Perrott and Frank Wright for being instrumental in creating the fourth club in Grande Prairie.  Evelyne Viens-Dobish also attended a couple of the first meetings to brain storm the idea of an after five club.  Missing from the photo is ADG Vernon Boyd who was also instrumental in making the charter happen.Image

District Governor's Dinner Lola Wright 2012-11-01 00:00:00Z 0

Copies of Brian Glavin's Economic Development Presentation

Posted by Lola Wright on Oct 27, 2012

If you would like a copy of the data that Brian Glavin presented at our meeting please contact me via email at frank@maximstorage.ca and I will forward you the information.  The file is fairly large so I will only send it out to those that ask for a copy.

Thanks

Frank

Copies of Brian Glavin's Economic Development Presentation Lola Wright 2012-10-28 00:00:00Z 0

Follow Up to David Olinger's Presentation - October 3rd.

Posted by Lola Wright on Oct 16, 2012
Here is the online survey I spoke of during my presentation and attached is the invitation:  http://bit.ly/OAddIr

Also, this is an excellent video on apathy we will be showing at the launch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Knz100ldLM

Thanks for sharing this information with your fellow Rotary members. 

Cheers,

David Olinger

Manager of Marketing and Communications

City of Grande Prairie

Ph. 780.538.0349

C. 780.402.5972

F. 780.539.1056

Follow Up to David Olinger's Presentation - October 3rd. Lola Wright 2012-10-17 00:00:00Z 0

Merv's Coats for Kids

Posted by Lola Wright on Oct 14, 2012
The Merv Crouse Coats for Kids Campaign works to redistribute new or gently used winter coats and outer wear to families in the Grande Prairie area.   The "After Five Rotary Club"  have been busy the last few Mondays providing manpower to sort the donations coming in.  Once sorted, the coats are cleaned at Crouse's Cleaners and are then ready for distribution.

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Merv's Coats for Kids Lola Wright 2012-10-15 00:00:00Z 0

Classification Speech - Karen Schoepp

Posted by Lola Wright on Oct 09, 2012
Classification Speeches are a great way to get to know your fellow Rotarians.  Karen Schoepp did a great job of sharing her life and her passions.  We look forward to hearing from all 30 members in the weeks to come.  Image
Classification Speech - Karen Schoepp Lola Wright 2012-10-10 00:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Members!

Posted by Lola Wright on Sep 25, 2012
 Wednesday Sept 25th President Dave announced we have three Denise Ouellette, Vicki Townson and Flora Ironga
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We are happy to announce our Grande Prairie Rotary Club After Five Banner! Angie Saltman 2012-09-20 00:00:00Z 0

GSE from New Zealand pay us a visit

Posted by Lola Wright on Sep 04, 2012
Sept 5th the Group Study Exchange from New Zealand gave an excellent introduction of themselves and what they hope to take away from their experience during their time with District 5370.  They also presented us with banners from their sponsoring clubs.  We look forward to seeing them again at the District Conference.ImageImage
GSE from New Zealand pay us a visit Lola Wright 2012-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Grande Prairie School Snack Program - First Recipient of Fundraising Dollars Lola Wright 2012-08-15 00:00:00Z 0

It is Official

Posted by Lola Wright on Aug 09, 2012
The official document arrived at District Governor Kevin Hilger's office Friday August 10th!Official Charter
It is Official Lola Wright 2012-08-10 00:00:00Z 0

Cheque Presentation for 2012 Dream Home Lottery Ticket Sales

Posted by Select Member on Aug 07, 2012

ImagePast President Dennis Young of the Grande Prairie Rotary Club makes a presentation of $4,600 dollars to President Dave Rawson and the After 5 Rotary Club in recognition of their support of the 2012 Dream Home Lottery.  The After 5 Rotary Club members in the photo all completed shifts selling Dream Home Lottery tickets in May and June, 2012 and helped ensure another successful lottery.

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Charter Night

Posted by Lola Wright on Jun 19, 2012
June 20, 2012 

33 Charter Members inducted into the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie After Five.  It truly was a historical event and something we can be very proud of.
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New Member Alan Segal

Posted by Geri Conrad

Welcome to new member Alan Segal!

Alan is a professor at Grande Prairie Regional College who specializes in research in sexuality and gender. He is a former member of the Grande Prairie Rotary Club from Dec 2008 to April of 2014 and is a former member of several boards of governors of organizations in Grande Prairie. He has also performed varied committee work as part of his community involvement. In addition, Alan is a documentary filmmaker and has traveled extensively.   Sponsored by Wendy McMillan.Image

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New Member Lori Kohl

Posted by Geri Conrad

Welcome to new member Lori Kohl!

Lori is a nurse with Alberta Health Services and has been for the past 27 years, primarily in the area of Mental Health. Lori has attended previous meetings of the club as a guest and enjoys the fellowship that takes place among the members. She also looks forward to assisting in club events and has done so with the first annual McClelland Oilfield Rentals GP100 Soap Box Derby this past May. She is also looking forward to personal development within the club. Sponsored by Brenda Montgomery.Image

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Sunday June 29th 50/50 Winner

Posted by Elizabeth Jones

The winning ticket number was # 843679.

Pauline Green from Richmond, B.C. was the lucky winner of our Bud Country 50/50 Draw on Sunday June 29th.

Pauline was presented with a cheque of  $2936.00. 

The remaining funds will be donated to the "future" Rotary Wellness House.

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Request for Interest - Rotary Leadership Level One Session Dawson Creek

Posted by Geri Conrad
Tim Schilds has tentatively booked a Rotary Leadership level one session for June 21, 2014 at Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek. Level one is a good introduction to Rotary and is suitable for both old and new Rotarians. There is a maximum of 20 at a time as anything over that becomes less effective (if there are more than 20 interested Tim will arrange to have another session in the fall). Tim would like to know the level of interest from our club before the end of April so they can plan this event. He is off to Australia and the International Convention for the month of May so will have to have the event planned before he goes
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2013 AGM held Dec 13th

Posted by Cory Klein-Gebbinck

Elections:

President Lola Wright by acclamation announced the Executive for 2014-2015.

Incoming President           Taj Johnson

President Elect                  Lionel Frey

Secretary                          Liz Jones

Treasurer                         Kathleen Crouse

Community Service           Wade Nellis

Fundraising Chair              Jim Letersky

International Service         Denise Ouellette

Youth Services                   Lloyd Fischer

 

 A couple of positions have yet to be filled:

Club Service and Sargeant-at-Arms Directors.

 

If you would like more information on these positions please contact Taj Johnson or visit Club Runner (club documents, 2013 AGM)

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Geri Conrad Classification Speech

Posted by Geri Conrad

 

"Another great classification speech by Geri Conrad. We are happy to have her on board." ~President Lola Wright

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