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This coming Thursday, the Rotary Club of Calgary East welcomes Ian Hartley as Guest Speaker. Ian was Keynote Speaker at the District Conference last month. This promises to be an enjoyable presentation.  Be sure not  to is this exciting speaker.
Bio for Ian Martley

Dr. Ian-Grey Hopkins Hartley was born in 1941 to farming parents in South Africa not far from Nelson Mandela’s birthplace. He grew up speaking English and Xhosa. Ian’s undergraduate studies were in Mathematics, Physics and Religion. His graduate work is in Mathematics, Religion and Education. He spent the first half of his professional life teaching in Central and Southern Africa and the second half of his professional career as a clergyman with the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Southern Africa and Alberta. He is married for 54 years to Irma who was also born in South Africa. They have two married daughters who both have Ph.D.’s and one grandson who is a software engineer.

Ian has been a Rotarian for over 30 years and has led Rotary initiatives in foreign countries from South Africa and from Alberta. Ian and Irma moved to Alberta from South Africa 20 years ago. His hobbies include fixing anything mechanical, cabinet making, motor cycling, writing, public speaking and driving fine cars.  He retired four years ago and thinks he should have done so 40 years ago! Currently he does part time chaplaincy work and is a board member of the Pregnancy Care Centre. He is a great believer in the value of Rotary International as a remarkable force for good and for building community in this world. Ian is an Honorary Member of the Rotary Club of Red Deer East

Saturday's Event, "Overcoming The Odds," was a HUGE Success. 
Stay posted for more pictures and stories!
Overcoming the Odds was an amazing event. We would like to take the time to thank everyone who made it happen.
Click on Read More . . .  to see a list of supporters who helped make it happen.
Also, visit our Facebook Page to see more pictures at Rotary Club of Calgary East.
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Welcome to The Rotary Club of Calgary East!

Calgary East

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
The Coast Plaza Hotel
1316 - 33rd Street NE
Calgary, AB  T2A 6B6
District Site
Venue Map
Ian Hartley
Jun 01, 2017
Ian was one of the keynote speakers at District Conference!! Rick Istead will be there!
Business meeting
Jun 08, 2017
Jun 15, 2017
About Dwayne Schmeeckle
Jun 29, 2017
Our Meeting is at Calgary Rotary Challenger Park!
Upcoming Events
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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...