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Jun
14

Rotary in and around Alberta – Get Involved!

Posted by: in North West

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally on humanitarian projects; they help combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

Did you know there are 81 Rotary Clubs in Northern Alberta District #5370, and 54 Rotary clubs in Southern Alberta District #5360?

One of those clubs in the NW Region is the Rotary Club of Grande Cache. This is a dedicated group of community volunteers, have grown their membership to 25 since becoming a newly chaterd service club just three years ago.

In the past three years, the Rotary Club of Grande Cache has given back to their community and championed local causes. Here is just to name a few: ongoing support for the Annual Yellowhead Rotary Arts Festival, Summitview Art Walk, built the Rotary Park at Grande Cache Lake, partnered with SRDC to promote and educate the community on being “bear aware”, participated in the annual Canada Day Parade, supported Bully Free Schools & Community, hosted each year the Rotary Group Exchange (Nigeria, Brazil & Austrailia), fundraised to buy a shelter box, and support the renovation of the local BMX track. It is all about building community partnership to encourgae growth and leadership in the community. Rotary Club of Grande Cahe believes this key to their sustainability.

Grande Cache Lake Rotary Park - Look at what community partnerships can lead to.....

Also, don’t forget that the Northern Rotary District Annual Conference is being hosted in Athabasca, June 16-19 2011.

KnowledgeConnector.ca is an online resource for Rural Alberta’s nonprofit and volunteer sector playing a lead role and assisting them in identifying learning and training opportunities that will enhance leadership skills and Rotary International is one of many learning providers theat you will be able to connect with on the KnowledgeConnector webiste. The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) was created as a grass roots initiative to help Rotarians build their leadership skills, both in their professional lives and as Rotarians. Go to your Alberta District for further information.

Rotary and Rotarians are active all throughout Alberta around the world. If you’re interested in a club or learn more about Rotary in your region, please look up a Rotary club in your area and contact that club directly. You are more than welcome to join any Rotary Club as a guest at any upcoming meetings.

Please join us. Together, we are making our communities better places to live.

 yvonne.rempel@knowledgeconnector.ca

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