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We have received a request from Emma’s House. They need to set up a bedroom for a mom and baby ASAP
2 dressers (one for mom and one for baby)
Twin or double bed
Change table
Night stand
Please contact Anna-Maria if you have any of these items to donate.amkorell@hotmail.com
Emma's House is a safe and supportive transitional housing program for expectant mothers ages 12+ who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness in Calgary and area

Donald Raymond McCleary

July 2, 1935 - May 14, 2020
Donald Raymond McCleary passed away suddenly at home in Calgary on Thursday May 14, 2020, at the age of 84.

Don was born July 2, 1935, in Calgary, Alberta, and was a lifelong area resident. He moved in with his aunt and uncle, Nora and Ernie Asbury of Calgary in his early teenage years. Don got his first and only job in the work force at Calgary Drafting and Blueprint Co. starting in 1950 at the age of 15 as a delivery driver. He worked in many positions throughout the company and retired from Caldraft 1977 Inc. in 2000 at the age of 65. In Don’s early adulthood he took an interest in collecting stamps and soon after added coins to this interest which he continued through the rest of his life. He did some hunting and fishing but loved to go camping. He was part Kiwanis Calgary and was an active member until 1977 when he moved to the Calgary East Rotary Club. There he was an active member until his passing. During his time in Rotary he held the President, Treasurer, Casino Director along with many others positions. He volunteered and/or help organized many events held by the club including Pancake Breakfasts, Casinos, Rotary Youth Exchange Program, Student Scholarship Program and Global Fest to mention a few. He also took part in a few International Events around the world. 
Members of the Rotary Club of Calgary East had the opportunity to work with Marks to get some much needed re-usable masks to vulnerable populations around the city. 
Just before the Easter weekend, staff at the Marks clothing factory in Calgary developed a prototype for re-usable cloth masks and received approval to donate them. East Calgary was approached to help identify vulnerable populations and support the distribution of masks. 
Since then the team as Marks has worked tirelessly to make these masks, working double-time to fit them into their regular duties. They did the hard work so that 1500 masks thus far could be delivered to seniors residences and support housing for women.
Thank you to the team at Marks for the amazing work!!!!
Rotary East Member, Sangeeta Sharma, picking up a box of masks at Marks for delivery
500 masks to be exact.
And delivered!
The Rotary Club of Calgary East is currently holding virtual meetings via Zoom.
Members and guests are welcome to join us every Thursday at 12:30 pm. See speaker info for details.
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