Guest Speaker Shahin Mehdizadeh 16 Sep 2021
Guest Speaker September 16, 2021
Lethbridge Chief of Police
Chief Shahin Mehdizadeh
Back to Zoom Meeting
The Sunrise Board met this evening and it was unanimously decided that we return to Zoom only meetings while the COVID numbers are so high.  We will review the situation in early November. 
A large percentage of our membership is fully vaccinated, however, fully vaxed people can still spread COVID.   The risk of spreading COVID is very high.  The Board felt that we should minimize that risk and return to Zoom meetings. 
While this is a disappointment for all of us, we hope you all understand this decision.
It was suggested that those who wish to partake of a breakfast with a very small cohort following the Zoom meeting are certainly able to do so.
Starting this Thursday, September 9, we will be on Zoom at 7:00 AM 
District Grants Webinar
District Grants Webinar
A quick heads up that the District Grants Webinar is happening on Saturday October 16 from 9:00 am - noon.
It is a requirement from The Rotary Foundation that at least one member of your club attend the webinar to be eligible to receive a grant. District grants include District Community Development Projects, District Scholarships or District Youth Programs as well as District Designated Funds for Global Grants.
Registration is required and can be done at
Thank you 
JAMIE MOORHOUSEDistrict Foundation Chair
Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park
C: (403)-819-7397
End Polio Now Tulip Campaign
Call for DEI Committee Members

Call for Committee Members

Call for District 5360 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee Members

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee is dedicated to bringing to life in District 5360 Rotary International’s commitment to building “a world where people unite and take action to create
lasting change. Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, colour, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity.”
If this part of Rotary’s mission is something you are passionate about, please consider joining the District Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee. We are looking for members who can say “yes” to the following!
___ I want to see the clubs in our district diversify their membership to better represent the demographics of their communities.
___ I want to see the clubs in our district ensure that all members feel valued and included and that they can contribute their talents and energy to the projects they feel passionate about.
___ I want to support clubs in the District achieve these goals through online or face-to-face meetings and through the creation of educational tools designed to enhance their DEI efforts
___ I understand that being an active part of the committee can mean taking on an administrative role such as taking meeting notes or reporting on Committee initiatives
___ I understand that being an active part of the committee means attending meetings consistently.
If this is you, please contact
Judie Bopp, Chair, District 5360 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee or 403-861-7814.
Rotary Sunrise Dues
Marlys Reynar, our club treasurer, will be issuing invoices soon.  Please pay as soon as you are able.  If not, contact Marlys to discuss alternative arrangements.
Phase Two of the Rotary Toastmaster Alliance
Toastmaster Rotary Alliance
 Last year we were introduced to a new partnership. In a few weeks time we carry on with our learning.
You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 
When: Sep 15, 2021 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: Club Learning Webinar: Phase 2 for the Toastmaster- Rotary Alliance
Register in advance for this webinar:

You can also register by going to the District website and go to Events and open the Sept 15 session information. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Please join in to hear from presenters Tammy Nischuk, Christina Kruis.  Rotarian Brian Carnahan will be your host.
In Person and Hybrid Meetings
In Person and Hybrid Meetings
A number of Rotary clubs in our District have begun in-person and hybrid meetings. While this a very positive development it is critical that we move ahead with caution.
These have been up-dated and will come into effect Saturday Sept. 4th at
Additionally, Rotary International has issued the following Policy:
  • The health and safety of all participants in Rotary programs, meetings, and events is of paramount importance. 
  • All conveners and organizers of Rotary meetings and events shall fully comply with all health and safety rules in effect in that location. 
  • No in-person Rotary meeting or event shall be mandatory for any participant who may feel uncomfortable attending because of the pandemic.   
  • All conveners and organizers of Rotary meetings and events are strongly encouraged to consider all health concerns in deciding whether to hold in-person meetings.  
  • All travelers must adhere to all risk mitigation protocols required or recommended by local authorities.  
As we move forward we will keep you abreast of changes that will impact In-Person meetings. Please take care of your fellow members and follow the 4 way test.
Rotary Learning Center Chronicles - Vol 5
Los Amigos Progress Report
Los Amigos Project Update
I want to reach out to give you information on the current state of our project. It will come as no surprise to anyone, due to travel restrictions, we will not be sending our units before the end of 2021. The Admin Team has met and we have begun to make preparations to leave Lethbridge for Mazatlan on Sunday, February 20, 2022. We will be returning home on Saturday, March 5th. All planning and travel arrangements will be re examined on or before December 20, 2021 and may be cancelled at that time.
There have been some changes to previous trips that are motivated to protect the safety of our drivers.  We will require 14 drivers and two administrators for this trip.
1.       All participants must be fully vaccinated for Covid 19, and be prepared to wear N95 masks in public areas that exhibit high chances for
          transmission of the virus.
2.       We will be unable to accommodate Ambassadors for this trip.
3.       All drivers must possess out of country travel insurance that provides coverage for Covid 19 infections, including the cost of quarantine or return
          transportation if necessary.
Driver applications will be available in the next few days. As before, drivers must be Rotarians, members of Clubs that have contributed to funding of Los Amigos or have provided vehicles.
We have found that our budget, prepared over two years ago, may have to be adjusted to account for realities in fuel costs, travel and accommodations from then to now. We will keep you advised as plans take shape.
Thank you for your interest and commitment to our Los Amigos Project.
Doug Thornton, Co-Chair
Los Amigos Admin Team
Russell Hampton
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