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Today, the Rotary Club of Airdrie welcomed back Abigail Gonzalez (BOBBY), one of our members, after five years of absence.
Abigail has been the Program Manager for Rocky View & Wheatland Employment Services since 2015.  Abigail and her team of professionals also provide services to Chestemere, Strathmore, Crossfield, Cochrane, Beiseker and Irricana.
Abigail’s professional trajectory has included various positions which ultimately reflect her passion for community building and leadership.  She has facilitated corporate workshops through the Calgary Board of Education.  Since she moved to Airdrie in 2010, Abigail has truly devoted herself to our community by having volunteered with
Community Links, Rocky View Schools – Adult Learning and past-member of the Rotary Club of Airdrie. 
Personal passions are word-traveling and her daughter (Abby) is currently studying her second year of University in the Netherlands.  Her son Jordan is currently in High school and considering an exchange as well.  Bobby was an exchange student herself back when she was only 16 years old at the Winnipeg- Assiniboia Rotary Club. 
Rotarian Randy Smith gave feed-back to the Rotary Club of Airdrie at the regular Tuesday lunch-time meeting on his trip to Mexico to hand-over a donation of emergency equipment. The equipment was purchased and donated by the Rotary Club of Airdrie through the Rotary Lethbridge Sunrise Club and District 5360 program. A fire truck and other equipment were donated to the Municipality of Acuyucun, Veracruz, Mexico, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Acayucun.
It is a project that was long in the making and involved cleaning the equipment, preparations for expatriation, and driving it to Mexico before presenting it to the new owners. Randy’s wife, Donna, met him in Mexico, after the cross-border drive, and they both enjoyed the hospitality and generosity of their Mexican Rotarian hosts and other officials for the duration of their stay. A project that makes a real difference in many people’s life and lots of Rotary friendship and fellowship along the way.


Calgary Hitmen vs Victoria Royals - 1st January 2019 – Saddle Dome
The Rotary Club of Airdrie and the Calgary Hitmen are making entrance tickets to this game available for Airdrie organizations to sell at a discount price of $15/p, with $5/ticket sold going to your own organization’s funds. Contact Rotarian Perry Logan at perrylogan04@gmail.com for your tickets to sell, no cash layout required, pay for the tick...ets as you sell and start adding to your funds.

Bussing between Airdrie and the Saddle Dome is also available @ $5/p.


New this year is the AIRDRIE DAY – Player Cards Series! Every week we make three cards available for you to get to know the players in advance. Enjoy collecting and sharing the eCards. Use it during the game to identify the players or for Hitmen trivia questions.

See here under for the first three player cards.

LIP SYNC BATTLE! Here’s the thing….
You don’t really have to sing
You don’t really have to dance
You just have to be energetic and have the desire to have fun supporting Mental Wellness in Airdrie!
The number of acts is limited, so register early! Groups of all sizes are welcome - performers must be age 18 or older.
 Rotary-Thumbs up Lip-sync Battle – What’s up?
1. Registration is open to the first 20 teams that register by email to Shelley.bitz@bmo.com cc: shellmikmik@live.ca or call 403-945-8686 for questions
2. Entry is $25 per contestant payable prior to Nov 15th.
3. Teams can register online at no later than Nov 15th, at noon. You will need to provide your music to us by Nov 20th and we want to avoid duplications of songs, so register early.
4. Paper forms can be picked up and turned in at the Bank of Montreal of Main Street. Completed forms along with a flash drive or electronic copy of your music are to be submitted by Nov 20th at 4:30pm
5. Individual, duet or groups can range in size from 1 up. Anyone is eligible to enter above the age of 18. Include all team member names on the registration email subject to change until you register your song on Nov 15th.  .
7. Teams are encouraged to use props but needs prior ‘scrutiny’ by the Rotary Lip-Sync Committee by Nov 20th , otherwise you won’t be able to use it in the performance. 2 x Mock microphones will be provided.
8. Music is to be provided with registration form by the latest Nov 20 noon to be accepted by the Rotary Lip-sync Committee and the program will be made available to you for the order of performances by Nov 29th
9. The first 20 acts to send in their contest registration email will be allowed to participate; all others will be alternate teams in order of registration.
10. The maximum time limit is five minutes per performance. After five minutes, the music will fade out. Props must be able to be put on stage and removed in a total of 1 minute.
11. All contestants must be ready on time, or for the sake of good organization will forfeit their performance otherwise.
12. There will be a 7 minutes stage limit for each performance. 5 min song plus 2 min prop prep and removal
13. Each category will be worth 25 points each. In case of a tie, the act with the highest lip sync score will win. The judges’ decisions are final. Cash Prizes will be awarded.
14. Performances will be judged on the following categories:
  • Originality & Creativity 25 points
  • Appearance (costume, props, stage presence) 25 points
  • Best Use of Theme 25 points
  • Lip Sync Ability 25 points
TOTAL POINTS 100 points
Audience participation will also be factored into the final decisions in case of a tie.
All decisions by the judges will be final.
Rules are subject to change at the discretion of Rotary Lip sync committee
15. The Rotary Lip-sync Committee reserves the right to cancel registration if the committee feels the act is inappropriate or offensive to others
16. Fundraising proceeds will go to the benefit of local Mental Wellness Groups and incentives in Airdrie.
Helpful Hints
• Perform a song that is fun, crowd appealing and no more than 4 minutes long.
• Some of the best songs for lip syncing are upbeat tunes that allow for plenty of facial expressions and exaggerated movements. Generally speaking, lip synced songs should be happy with fast beats, although some slow songs also lend themselves well to being acted out.
• Costumes and props are strongly encouraged.
• Be creative with your props, costumes and choreography, etc. Remember that you are being scored on creativity and appearances, as well as your ability to lip sync
• Before beginning rehearsals we suggest you send in your song with the Lip Sync Battle committee as no duplications can be allowed. Register early to get your song in.
• Bring your cheering section of family and friends and have fun!!
That Evening
  • Each group will assign a designated contact person with whom all communication will take place.
  • Check in between 5:45 and 6:15 on the night of the show.
  • The show begins at 7:00 and is expected to last 2 hours. A dance will follow.
  • Maximum time limit for your performance in 4 minutes.
  • A curtained area will be provided for changing and preparation directly prior to your performance ( we suggest you just come in your performance gear)
  • Seating will be provided as part of your participation ticket.
  • Light food, pizza or flatbread will be provided after the show as part of your ticket.
Swopped the regular lunchtime meeting for an evening social at Brewsters in Airdrie.
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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Airdrie Genisis Place East Lake Blvd
Airdrie, AB  T4A 2K9
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