Event Types
Oct 16, 2017

Chief Executive Officer: Ken Keelor

Ken joined Calgary Co-op in 2014. His background in the retail food sector spans 24 years across merchandising and marketing through to private label procurement and global sourcing. Ken provides overall leadership to the organization by developing and ensuring the implementation of strategic direction and business plans for attaining corporate, financial and operational objectives.

Oct 19, 2017

Rick Istead has been a long term player in the Canadian agriculture scene having worked for Syngenta Crop Protection Canada Inc. and its predecessor companies for almost 34 years in both eastern and western Canada and at its international headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. Responsibilities over that period included early stage research, product development, technical service, regulatory affairs and most recently the marketing of Syngentas seed treatment products. Rick retired from Syngenta in mid 2006 and shortly afterwards established a small Ag Business consulting service based out of Calgary. The firm offers consulting services in the regulatory, product development, marketing, communications, and board governance fields . Since 2006 Rick has been supporting the Alberta Winter Wheat Producers Commission and the newly created Alberta Wheat Commission as their Executive Director helping the boards of both organizations build a new vision and strategy for the wheat industry in the province and in Canada. Now fully retired, Rick likes to keep active through his involvement in Rotary, where he is past President of the Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek (2009-2010), current Chair of the District 5360 Youth Exchange Committee, Rotary Leadership Institute facilitator and North American Youth Exchange Network (NAYEN) board member. Rick also keeps active by volunteering at the Calgary Interfaith Food Bank and the Calgary Zoo. Golfing and gardening in the summer and curling in the winter rounds out his list of hobbies. Rick is married to Pat and they have two daughters, Laura and Katherine all of whom are also active volunteers.

Oct 26, 2017
Nov 02, 2017
Nov 09, 2017
Nov 11, 2017
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Nov 12, 2017
Nov 16, 2017
Nov 20, 2017

Meaghan Farquharson is a native Calgarian, and member of the Metis Nation of Alberta. Her recent community projects include facilitating recovery circles for families affected by the Southern Alberta floods, and partnering with an African NGO -Peace and Conflict Resolution- to provide trauma counselling training for women who have been affected by poverty and sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

She has a private practice as a psychologist, and her background includes experience in hospital psychiatric wards, prisons, addictions treatment centers, homeless shelters, palliative care facilities, and the Victim Services Unit of the RCMP. Meaghan loves adventure, and has also spent many nights out under the stars leading wilderness expeditions.

She has recently returned from the Rotary Peace Fellowship at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, where she was able to deepen her advocacy skills, strengthen her capacity to contribute to healing intergenerational trauma in our global community, and have the opportunity to collaborate with other inspired change makers who are committed to creating a brighter future.


Nov 23, 2017

Next Week’s Meeting on November 30th is at:

CSpace: King Edward School in Altadore

Address: 1721 29 Avenue SW

Menu: Soup and Sandwiches (Gluten Free option is available) Please request this by email to Gena Rotstein

Speaker: Reid Henry

We will be hearing from Reid Henry about the creation of this unique arts incubator and co-work space, the business model and the nationally recognized architecture


As the founding CEO for cSPACE, Reid has over two decades of experience working on complex, multi-sector real estate initiatives that build vibrancy in cities. As a social entrepreneur, he focuses on redeveloping historic buildings and shaping urban districts as places for artistic and entrepreneurial communities to thrive.

In Toronto, Reid led the cultural planning practice of Office for Urbanism (now Dialog) in various cities across Canada. Previous to that role, he led the consulting arm of Artscape, a non-profit development organization dedicated to social purpose real estate projects. Active across Canada and internationally, Reid has worked collaboratively with municipalities, development agencies and non-profits to develop creative hub projects and urban district strategies with arts as a central catalyst for revitalization.

About CSpace:

cSPACE King Edward is led by a small team of dedicated enablers, conveners, animators and collaborators.

Our staff manages a complex facility while underpinning the collaboration, collisions, risk-taking, and community building that helps drive innovation.



Nov 30, 2017
Dec 07, 2017
Dec 14, 2017
7:43 AM – 1:30 PM
"IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS" We are just under a month away from our favourite event of the year when we can all get together to wish each other a wonderful Holiday Season.
Our Christmas Luncheon, December 14th.  Don't forget the location has changed to the Carriage House Inn, but the warm, friendship and congenial atmosphere has not changed. Looking forward to seeing you all.
Event: 2017 Rotary Club of Calgary South Christmas Luncheon
Date: Thursday, December 14th
Location: Carriage House Inn
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Details: Cocktails: 11:15 A.M.

use this link to register : Register Online

Dec 14, 2017 11:15 PM

This special Calgary South Club internal awards program was established in 2006 to recognize the outstanding contribution of club members who take on significant responsibilities and commitments in furthering the work of our club.

The award is named the “Cleven Award” in honour of and recognition of the first president of the Rotary Club of Calgary South chartered as the Manchester Rotary Club in 1955. Harry Cleven was a very active Calgary community leader and a well-known and respected business man. He was one of 62 people who were killed in the crash of a TransCanada Airlines flight which crashed on Mt. Slesse near Chilliwack on December 9th 1956. He made many positive contributions to the startup and a strong foundation for our Rotary Club.

We already have twenty-three members in this special program and expect to induct another two or three this year. New members are nominated by club members with a review by a committee, followed by our club Board of Directors support

Dec 21, 2017 11:45 AM
Dec 28, 2017
Jan 04, 2018 11:45 AM

Art Direction - Revv52

Artistic Director Brian Farrell has helped establish Revv52 as a unique Canadian vocal ensemble that “pushes the bounds of choral music.”

Brian Farrell has been the Artistic Director of Revv52  for 20+ years.  Revv52 is recognized as a leader in Canada’s vocal and performing arts communities, fusing a variety of creative elements to produce performances that entertain and open the hearts and minds of audiences everywhere.

Revv52 is made us of over 50 singers representing all walks of life and professions, a live band and crew of professionals.  Revv52 is creating a buzz with its sold-out shows, and online community around the world.


For more information please visit the Revv52 website.

Brian Farrell: at Grandstand ClubHouse
Jan 11, 2018 11:45 AM
Board Meeting at 5:00 pm
Jan 15, 2018 5:00 PM

Meeting is at the Grandstand ClubHouse


Ron Prokosch
Jan 18, 2018 11:45 AM
Robbie Burns Day
Jan 25, 2018 11:45 AM
Superintendent, Learning | Jeannie Everett
Has leadership and responsibility for: Instructional and programming supports, Curriculum delivery, Early learning, continuing education and upgrading, Exceptional needs education, Aboriginal education, Student assessment, English language learning, multicultural supports and services, Student discipline – suspensions, expulsions, International opportunities, Chinook Learning Services, Learning technologies, Information management, Student Records Systems - SIRS, Research, Corporate Partnerships, Online learning & homeschooling
Jeannie Everett
Feb 01, 2018 11:45 AM
Larry Kwong Chinese New Year Dinner
Feb 02, 2018
Feb 02, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Ronald McDonald House Dinner Prep
Feb 05, 2018
Art Borzel
Feb 08, 2018 11:45 AM
Feb 15, 2018
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM

Here is the link to Register:

A Friend Is Like A Valentine

A friend is like a Valentine,
Heartwarming, bringing pleasure,
Connected to good feelings,
With memories to treasure.
Seeing a special Valentine
Brings happiness to stay,
And that’s what you do, friends,
You brighten every day!
Join all your Rotary friends to celebrate the special people in our lives at  our Annual Valentines Luncheon;  and of course bring your Special Friend as well.  Joan Glasgow will be serenading us with a special valentine themed program and we have a few Special treats and surprises up our sleeves!
Please note this year the luncheon will be on February 15th at our home base, Rotary House in Stampede Park with a special menu to suit the occasion.



Valentine's Day Luncheon at Rotary House
Feb 15, 2018 11:45 AM
Board Meeting: 5:00 pm
Feb 19, 2018 5:00 PM

Brett manages the production of Virtual Construction Services and Building Information Modeling. He is passionate about trade coordination and the positive impact proper systems integration can have on the constructability and cost of a project. Brett is also the National BIM Trainer for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), as well as a member of the MCAA BIM Committee.

Prior to co-founding Modern Construction Services, Brett's twenty year tenure with University Mechanical Contractors in Seattle, Washington included managing the Technical Services Department responsible for 3D Modeling/Detailing, the Estimating Department, and the Special Projects Group, where he managed design/build tenant improvement projects while supervising the team.

Brett is a proud veteran of the United States Army. He holds an Associates of Arts and Sciences Degree in HVAC System Design, and has completed the BIM 101, Certified Mechanical Project Manager Training Level II and III, and Controls 101 courses through the Mechanical Contractors Association of Western Washington.

Brett Endres
Feb 22, 2018 11:45 AM
Ronald McDonald House Dinner Prep
Mar 01, 2018
Please join Mirette Dube for her presentation titled,: “Medical Simulation in Healthcare and SIM for Life- a global health initiative to save lives in east Africa”. Mirette will be presenting her work both locally and internationally in Mbarara, Uganda and the use of medical simulation to train healthcare teams.
Mirette Dube
Mar 01, 2018 11:45 AM
Speaker Name to be Announced
Mar 08, 2018 11:45 AM
St. Patrick's Day
Mar 15, 2018 11:45 AM
RCCS Board of Directors Meeting
Mar 19, 2018
Dick Shaw
Mar 22, 2018 11:45 AM
To Be Determined
Mar 29, 2018 11:45 AM


Ken Farn
Apr 05, 2018 11:45 AM

David Docherty, PhD

David Docherty, PhDDavid Docherty, PhD, is currently in his second term as President of Mount Royal University, first joining the University in 2011 as Mount Royal's ninth president.

An accomplished academic, author and administrator, Dr. Docherty came to Mount Royal from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON, where he served as senior advisor on multi-campus initiatives in the Office of the Vice-President: Academic and Provost. Before that, he was Dean of Laurier’s Faculty of Arts.

Dr. Docherty obtained his Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON in 1984. He obtained his Master of Arts degree in political science from McMaster University in 1990 and his PhD in political science from the University of Toronto in 1995.

The author of two books and numerous articles on Canadian politics, Dr. Docherty has been a frequent commentator on regional and national radio, and his analyses of provincial and national politics are regularly cited in leading Canadian newspapers.

Docherty is committed to providing an exceptional undergraduate educational experience for Mount Royal University students. His favourite part of the academic year is convocation. Not only does he love shaking the hands of all the graduates, he plays a special role at convocation by playing his bagpipes together with the pipe band that leads Mount Royal grads in and out of each ceremony.

In commemoration of Canada's sesquicentennial, Dr. Docherty was honoured to be asked to speak at the Senate Chamber in May, as part of the Symposium which celebrated the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation

David Docherty
Apr 12, 2018 11:45 AM
RCCS Board Meeting
Apr 16, 2018