Rotary Club of Calgary East

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The Board of Director's elections/annual general meeting has been changed to January 11, 2018.  Please consider nominating someone or putting your name forward for a position.  
In fact, the Director of Club Service remains open for this year for one of you to fill.  
We have the following positions to fill to have a full list of directors for the upcoming year.  Unfortunately many of these will be vacant soon, but we know each and everyone of you are qualified to fill the openings.  Again, please consider putting your name forward. For those that are willing to stay in your position for the next Rotary year, please contact Jane Audet  jane.audet@gmail.com or Dean Houghton deanthoughton@gmail.com with your intentions.
 
Positions that need to be filled:
 
PRESIDENT ELECT
SECRETARY
TREASURER
COMMUNITY SERVICE
YOUTH SERVICE
CLUB SERVICE
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
FOUNDATION
MEMBERSHIP
 
Committee Chairs
Fundraising
Outbound Counsellor
Inbound Counsellor
Board of Director Elections 2017-11-29 07:00:00Z 0
 
DEAR MEMBERS, 
We, Being the Board of Directors, would like you to take the time to answer these three questions.  Your input is very important as it is YOUR CLUB.
We would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to answer these questions.  Please be very honest when answering, (only your answers will be shared, not your name).  The members of the Board of Directors are asked to answer these questions as well.  
Please email your answers to President Dean deanthoughton@gmail.com or Jane Audet  jane.audet@gmail.com
Questions
1.  What do you Love about your Rotary Club?
2.  What do you feel turns members off?
3.  What 3 things could be improved to enhance the club experience?
 
Again, thank you for your time and we look forward to hearing from you.
THREE (3) IMPORTANT QUESTIONS 2017-11-29 07:00:00Z 0

Registration

If you've already registered, that's great. See you on Saturday. We’ve had a flurry of registrations for Membership Priority #1 scheduled for this Saturday. Click to Register We’ve also heard from Rotarians planning to attend but who haven’t registered.

 

Please register! Why? We need to print an information packed 58 page workbook for each person (content below). The fully interactive session is led by Jim Adamson for Wenatchee, Washington (bio below). The session is FREE! (details below)

HOWEVER: if you haven't registered and Friday evening or Saturday morning realize that you want to attend any of the FOUR venues, please know that you will be welcome as a walk-up.

 

Membership – Priority #1.

If your club is losing members, this session if for you! Club growth requires two elements; attracting new members and retaining current members! That makes Membership Priority #1.

 

Join with Rotarians from throughout the district for Membership – Priority #1 next Saturday, November 18th, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at the Coast Plaza Hotel in Calgary! Click for Info. It is easy to find on the corner of 16th Ave and 36th St NE. Parking is free. This workshop will also be live-streamed to Red Deer, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat as well. (links below)

 

Leader – Priority #1

Jim Adamson from Wenatchee WA is an engaging and powerful speaker. He has spent his entire life focused on helping people as a Career Counselor and Training Consultant and through Rotary service.

He has served as District Governor of 5060 (59 clubs) and many years as the District Trainer. Jim has spoken about membership growth to various Rotary Districts. Last year he spoke to District 5370 (Northern Alberta) and his content drew rave reviews.

 

You’ll also hear from our District leadership about what we discovered in the spring-2017 District-wide survey and how what we learned applies right here and right now.

 

Priority #1 Content

Every club is unique and every club has different growth challenges. This three-hour session will be packed full of easy-to-implement attraction and retention tactics that you can take back to your club. You will leave with ideas about WHAT to do and WHY you should do it.

 

· Getting Ready (First Impressions)

· Evaluating your Rotary Brand Experience

· What is Rotary? The better answer

· Retention Keys: Meeting the new & tenured Rotarian’s needs

· A personal approach to new member inductions

· Engaging and motivating long-time and new members

· Raising your club’s community profile

· Action items and tools you can put in place right now

 

Who Priority #1 is For

The session is for anyone who wants to see and help their club grow in its capacity to serve the community and each other. Especially, club Membership Chairs, Presidents and Presidents Elect. The content will be well worth the investment of your time. As our clubs growth, so does our ability to help people through service. Click to Register

 

What is the Cost?

Wait for it! The cost is FREE! That’s right. The District leadership feel this is so important that they want to make it easy for all Rotarians to attend.

There’s more! Arrive early and receive a FREE muffin and coffee. Calgary Membership-Priority #1 Workshop at Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, 1316 33 St NE, Calgary

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We don’t remember days, we remember moments.
 
Can you image waking up one day and remembering nothing?  Not being able to remember the day you started your company, or the day you fell in love?  Not being able to remember the birth of your first child and not being able to remember your first Rotary meeting.
 
This happens every day to people across our city and our district.  These are people that need care and they need people and facilities to provide that care.
 
With a gap in Calgary's senior and dementia care facilities, Rotary has taken the opportunity to embrace the ageing population by partnering with Bethany, a leader in southern Alberta’s senior care sector. Bethany has over seventy years of experience and established dementia care expertise.
 
As partners, we are not only committed to providing the best care for the people that built our city and our province but also in bringing forward the stories of incredible people doing incredible things in senior care.  On September 28th, we would like to invite you to a screening of Alive Inside, a cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity.
 
 A glimpse of the impact:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyZQf0p73QM
 
If you have already registered, thank you.
 
If not seating is becoming more limited, so please reserve your spot and feel free to invite others as well:  
 
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Former adult educator and T.V host, Sue has worked hands on, in millionaire agent’s offices, managed a real estate brokerage, teaches at the Calgary Real Estate Board, is a certified business coach, professional speaker and two-time author. Her new book “The Little Red Stick- What Get’s Measured Get’s Done” tells all the secrets of high producing agents so that others can reach the top too!

We are fortunate to have Sue Styles address our club and look forward to an inspiring talk.

 
Speaker for Thursday August 17, Sue Styles 2017-08-16 06:00:00Z 0
Letters of Appreciation Anna Maria Korell 2017-07-15 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 13, 2017
Fun Rotary Fact:
 
The internationally recognized symbol of Rotary, the Rotary Wheel, went through many changes to become the one we know and proudly use today.
The History of the Rotary Wheel 2017-06-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 03, 2017
"Her Majesty's Secret Service invites you to Rotaract's Annual Midsummer Soiree, James Bond Edition on June 10th at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community hallThis is your mission if you choose to accept it: support Calgary Rotaract projects by attending a fun evening where you will complete a secret mission, be entertained by live music and party games, browse the silent auction, and have delicious appetizers and drinks. The event runs from 7:00 - 10:00, and tickets are only $35. Proceeds will support the final phase of our School Revitalization Project in Ojojona Honduras and local organizations including Ronald McDonald House, I Can for Kids, the Mustard Seed, the Rotary-Mattamy Greenway, and more. Bond style attire is encouraged.
There is a prize of 10 Rotaract volunteer hours for the Rotary club that purchases the most tickets!"
 
Tickets can be purchased through the Facebook event page
 
 
Support Rotaract's Annual Midsummer Soiree 2017-06-03 06:00:00Z 0
 
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 Hartley
 

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

Ian Hartley, Speaker for Thursday June 1 2017-05-28 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 08, 2017
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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Better Community Contest 2017-05-02 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 02, 2017
Saturday's Event, "Overcoming The Odds," was a HUGE Success. 
Stay posted for more pictures and stories!
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Posted on Apr 03, 2017
“The Atrium”
Rotary's goal is to serve the community, provide supportive environments inclusive to all generations, and enrich the future, by supporting local demand and opportunities. With a gap in Calgary's senior and dementia care facilities, Rotary has taken the opportunity to embrace the aging population. A leader in Calgary's senior care sector, Bethany has over seventy years of experience and established dementia care expertise. With a need for developing dementia care in Calgary, Bethany has partnered with Rotary to create “The Atrium”.
Learn more about “The Atrium” and our partnership with Bethany www.OurAtrium.com
The Atruim at Bethany, a Rotary Partnership 2017-04-03 06:00:00Z 0
Overcoming the Odds: a Calgary Literacy Fundraiser 2017-03-01 07:00:00Z 0
3rd Annual Yuk Yuk's Comedy Fundraiser 2017-03-01 07:00:00Z 0
CLUB HAPPENINGS
Nov 2016-Jan 2017
Speakers
Nov. 3rd Legends of Rotary East Series- Christine Rendell shared her story.
Nov.11th Club members attended the annual Rotary Remembers event held annually around Remembrance day in support of our past and present troops.
Nov.24th University of Calgary’s Dr. Zhangxing Chan shared some of the advanced technological developments in the oil and gas industry.
Dec.1st Rhonda Goldberg shared her success storey with the development of naturally flavored banana snacks.
Dec.8th Election of the Board of Directors for 2017-2018
Dec.15th Christmas Party at NESS
Dec 22nd and 29th –Holiday break
Jan.5th Alvin Law is a member of the Canadian Assoc. of Professional Speakers who has a unique approach to presentations!
Jan. 19th Final workshop for our Strategic Plan
Jan.2th Alison Karim-McSwiney filed us in on the multi- million dollar improvement project for International Ave.
 
Club happenings 2016 2016-11-16 07:00:00Z 0
2016 Club Happenings 2016-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Robbie Aurora has been proposed by Arup Goswami and approved by the Board of Directors for membership in the Rotary Club of Calgary East.If there are no objections from club membership within the next seven days, Robbie will become our newest member in September (he will be on vacation for several weeks)
 
Yours in Rotary,
Christine Rendell
New member Proposed! 2016-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Robin Couronne on Nov 12, 2014
District Governor Garth Toombs  was our guest speaker today.  He is a Past-President of the Downtown Club and has been involved in Community Service for many years.  It is the District Governor's annual duty to visit all the clubs and we are very honoured to have had Garth and his lovely wife Anne with us today.
Our Guest Speaker Nov 13, 2014 Robin Couronne 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Lacharite on Mar 31, 2011

Marjolein Lalleman was our guest speaker today.  She is our 2010/2011 Inbound student and came to us from The Netherlands.  She is 18 years old and is attending Bishop McNally High School.  She is enrolled in mostly grade 12 programs at school because she has graduated school in The Netherlands.

OUR GUEST SPEAKER Karen Lacharite 2011-04-01 00:00:00Z 0