Rotary Club of
Red Deer

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Red Deer

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Pidherney Curling Centre
4725-43 Street
Upstairs
Red Deer, AB  T4N 6Z3
Canada
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Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
 
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Dr. Bob Lampard has a full page article in the latest edition of Rotary Canada! A sample of his article is included under Read More to read the full article check out the July issue of Rotary Canada
We celebrated some exciting news from our Rotary Employment Partnership with Red Deer College and Andrea Liptek sharing as alumnus of our Rotary Youth Exchange program. To top it off we heard from Cassidy, our outbound exchange student for 2017/18 before she heads out to Belgium. Thank you to all who made today possible!
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Today we are investing $32,000 through our Career Opportunity Fund! Sixteen students will receive $2000 each based on financial need, academic standing, volunteer activities and acceptance into a Post Secondary institution. Congratulations to each of our students!
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Thank you to the Olds College team for joining us today to share about what is happening with you in our region and your plans to future proof the college!
Lynne Paradis did a presentation to the combined Rotary Clubs of Jakarta, Indonesia in December.  She shared the Literacy Alive project with the the Indonesians who have taken an interest in possible future literacy developments projects in Indonesia.  A contingent of Rotoractors and Rotary youth exchange students with interests in literacy improvement joined in the presentation.  Three banners were presented to our Club which were received by President  Iaian at the January 2017 meeting.
The Rotary Club of Red Deer has made a valuable commitment to Central Alberta youth struggling with mental health issues. Proceeds from the Black Tie Bingo have been donated to Family Services of Central Alberta to support the “Healthy Kids” program.
Executive Director Judy Scott accepted the donation on behalf of Family Services and offered Rotarians information about the program they’re funding.
 
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At Our Annual Christmas Luncheon We gave a $2,000 gift to the following hard working local Charities;
Red Deer Christmas Bureau society: Update and cheque received by Patty Koch
Red Deer Food Bank society:  Update and cheque received by Fred Scafe 
Safe Harbour society:  Update and cheque received by Trisha Haggerty Roberts
Central AB Women's Emergency Shelter:  Update and cheque received by Ian Wheeliker
Salvation Army:  Update and cheque received by Dena Dokhifoh
 
Today President Dean Williams gave a speech about his year as President and then passed the Gavel to Iaian Park.
 
Ever wonder what the youth of today will bring to the world? Aspen Heights School is modeling some innovative new ways of looking at education through their MicroSociety. Curious to learn more? click here
Game 7 in Red Deer Rebels playoff's meant big crowds and a big record breaking 50/50 haul for the hard working local Rotarians, total was $37,220 meaning a payout of $18,610!
Karen Vavrek The Director of Regional Operations for the Junior Achievement Program can to speak to Rotary on Monday
To download her presentation click here
 
A  thanks to Lynn Paradis for sharing the great success of this program. What a story of hope! 
Interested in being involved in creating better futures for Belize? Get in touch with us www.literacyalive.ca. 
 
 
This young man is a Belizean High School Student that the Red Deer Rotary club supports with $500 US per year scholarship through the World Community Service program. We will be receiving a letter and his first semester mid-term grades in November.
We have recently received the letter and mid-term grades click here to read them
From Jack Barnes, Scholarship Committee, Rotary Club of San Ignacio, Belize​.
The Red Deer Rotary Club sponsored Water School  (H2O) project recently received the prestigious STARS Foundation Impact Award.  The Award for improving water, sanitation and hygiene, carried with it a cheque for $100,000.
The Red Deer Rotary Club sponsored Water School  (H2O) project recently received the prestigious STARS Foundation Impact Award.  The Award for improving water, sanitation and hygiene, carried with it a cheque for $100,000. - See more at: http://rotary5360.ca/stories/(more)-stars-for-rotary/#sthash.fN46nGJR.dpuf
 
 
 
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Ray Rogers
Oct 23, 2017
Club Business Meeting
Jennifer Clarke
Oct 30, 2017
Aspire
Darcy Mykytyshyn
Jan 15, 2018
Legacy 100 Update
Past Speakers
Wynne Bjorgan
Oct 16, 2017
Shelter Box Presentation
Virginia Hays
Oct 02, 2017
The Memorial Society of Red Deer & District
 
Club Executive
President
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Greeters and Setup
International Service
Membership
World Community Service
Fundraising - Rebels 50/50
Sergeant At Arms
Director
Website Coordinator
Public Relations
Community Investment
Club Historian
Black Tie Bingo
Guest Speaker Coordinator
Foundation