Posted by Pieter Taljaard
At the Rotary Club of Airdrie's lunch time meeting today we had three presentations, crisp to the point, all excellent presenters and fascinating projects.
The Airdrie Rotary Festival for Performing Arts also received a cheque of $5 000 for the annual sponsorship of the Festival.
Todd McKinnon, from the Airdrie Rotary Festival for Performing Arts, updated the Club on the equipment the organizers purchased with the $10 000 donation from the Rotary Club of Airdrie for advancing arts & culture in Airdrie. He also received their annual sponsorship cheque for $5 000.
Todd gave a brief overview of the upcoming festival, and invited Rotarians to partake as volunteers throughout the week of 12th March to 24th March, and to attend the final night of performance by the deserving category winners. Todd briefly touched on the main sources of finance for the Festival, and the challenges for next year.
Bill Skinner, from the Rotary Club of Calgary Heritage Park, extended an open invitation to join them in financing Guatemala Society ongoing project, providing education, clean water and sanitation, and sustainable self-help schemes.
The Rotary Club of Calgary West's Coy Beaton spoke passionately about the care for the aged at Bethany, and their new Riverview facility, including the Rotary Atrium Project for outdoors-indoor space and greenhouse gardens. The Atrium will provide a safe and tranquil breathing space for residents and visitors alike. The Rotary Clubs of Calgary has committed $1M for this facility.