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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Rotaract clubs honored for excellent service 2018

Top Rotaract honor goes to club that empowers women who have HIVRotaract clubs around the world earn awards for excellent

Final Exam

After a grueling year of preparation, two Rotarians and a Rotaractor face one last challenge before they can join the elite ShelterBox Response

Creating a family

After fleeing conflict in their own countries, a group of young Rotaractors is healing wounds and bringing cultures together in a Ugandan refugee

Rotary website wins Webby Award

Rotary.org wins Webby People's Voice

Former First Lady Laura Bush to speak at Rotary convention

Former First Lady Laura Bush to speak at Rotary conventionFormer First Lady of the United States Laura Bush, an advocate for literacy, education, and women’s rights, will speak at the 2018 Rotary Convention in Toronto this

 
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LITERACY ALIVE 4 April 2018
 
Prepared by Project Lead Lynne Paradis
to read Lynne's full report with photos click here

All four Rotary Clubs of Red Deer and Rotaract have teamed up to help create awareness and raise funds for a worldwide disaster relief program.

ShelterBox is an emergency disaster relief program that provides immediate shelter and the essential tools and materials needed by those around the world made homeless by natural disasters or conflict.   

 

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
Darcy Mykytyshyn and Maria
May 28, 2018
Assistant Treasuer project
Chris Warren
Jun 04, 2018
Career Opportunity Fund Presentations
TBA
Jun 11, 2018
Calgary Rotary Foundation Presentation
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Jun 18, 2018
Exchange Student Presentation
Ray Rogers and Michael Clark
Jun 25, 2018
Outgoing President Recap of Year Incoming President Comments for upcoming year.
Past Speakers
Bob Mills
May 14, 2018
Rotary Nature Centre - Legacy 100 initiative
Sara Smillie
May 07, 2018
NEW Urban Spirits Club,
 
Club Executive
President
President Elect
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
Citizen of the Year Spring Gala
Rotary RDC Seniors Concert
Club Historian
Black Tie Bingo
Guest Speaker Coordinator
Foundation