Rotary Club of
Red Deer


Red Deer

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Pidherney Curling Centre
4725-43 Street
Red Deer, AB  T4N 6Z3
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Latest News!
Today saw the conclusion of President Raymond Rogers' year as President, and the beginning of President-Elect Michael Clark's year at the helm.
Thank you for your leadership over the last year Ray!  Michael brings with him much optimism & energy.  Looking forward to another great year as Rotarians.
Today we heard from two ladies that are a part of our club.  The first was Adele Poratto.  Adele gave the Club her Vocational Presentation that started from where she grew up in Sudbury, Ontario, with details of her family and careers, and ended with her life in Red Deer and how she became a member of the Rotary Club of Red Deer.  It's great to have you as part of our Club Adele.
The second young lady that spoke to our Club today was Anissa Toual.  Anissa has been our incoming Rotary Exchange student for the last year.  She did her presentation on her time in Canada, and expressed her love for our country and the people that she has met.  She even has a cousin that was born in Alberta!  Anissa is looking forward to getting home to Belgium after her time here, to see her family, her pets, her boyfriend, and getting started with her studies to become a lawyer.  Good luck Anissa with everything that life throws at you!  It's been a pleasure having you with us.
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.
For more and to view a video please click here
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 
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​.
Upcoming Speakers
Mark Jones
Jul 16, 2018
Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre
Past Speakers
Celebrating 50 Years of Rotary Dedication
Jul 09, 2018 5:30 PM
Celebrating Ken Ing's 50 Years of Dedication to Rotary
Jul 02, 2018
There will be no meeting on Monday, July 2nd for the Canada Day Long Weekend
Club Executive
President Elect
Vice President
2nd Vice President
Past President
Community Investment
Fundraising - Rebels 50/50
Greeters and Setup
Guest Speaker Coordinator
World Community Service
Website Coordinator
Public Relations
Citizen of the Year Spring Gala
Club Historian
Black Tie Bingo