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!
Leroy and President Mike present one of our new members, Ivan Pozihun, with the "Gift of Sight" in honour of him recently becoming a Canadian citizen. Congrats Ivan!
Stephanie Jones came to give our Club an update on the Junior Achievement Company Program Opportunities, and showed us the projects that last year's teams did.
If you or your peers are interested in getting involved with the program, please contact Stephanie at 
Please see the Company Program documents that are available in the Downloads Menu.
Jim Smith, a member of the Rotary Club of Olds, came to speak with our club about the experiences with establishing the Legacy Land Trust Society.  There is a definite connection with our Club's Centennial Project, the Rotary Nature Centre.  The Legacy Land Trust Society may even be able to partner with us to save some time and resources in completing our project.
Gloria Beck presented Jim Smith with "the Gift of Sight" for coming and speaking with our club.
Jim also shared the link for a video on Jackson Lake, the latest Legacy Land Trust protected area
Robert Lampard & Margie Hansma present President Michael Clark with the 2018 International Convention Banner.  Robert & Margie gave the club their update on the events at this year's International Convention in Toronto.  From our Club, Robert, Margie and Lynne Paradis were in attendance.  The jerseys are always a hit!
Jack Panteluk receives hi Paul Harris Fellow certificate and pin from Gerry Winia.
We had a great parade this year and in addition to our sporty convertibles and dignitaries, we had a float with all incoming  club Presidents and walkers from the various Rotary Clubs along with our District Governor.  The Rotary float took home a second place ribbon for our category!   Thanks to everyone for making it a success, raising our community profile and creating another opportunity for the Rotary Clubs of Red Deer to work together while having a lot of fun!
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.
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