Board Meeting 18 Jan 2021
Regular Meeting of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge on Zoom
January 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Sophie's Trip to Uganda
Sophie Osaya is heading home in Uganda
She is excited about her trip and looks forward to visiting with her son and his family and meeting his new born boy.  She leaves from Calgary to Amsterdam and then to Niarobie Kenya which takes about 21 hours, stays over night and then she has less than an hours flight on to Uganda the following morning.  I suspect some of you might like to send her on her way with a little gift and if you are so inclined, her address is........   Unit 10  409 43 Street S. Lethbridge  T1J 4B3.   She really appreciates the support of our members!!
John Hewko Webinar 6 Jan 2021
Dear Rotarians:
Over 1,200 passionate Rotarians signed up to listen to John Hewko, RI General Secretary and his suggestions on how clubs can survive for the future.
Many of you have requested the video of John's message. Notes and the full video of John's message can be accessed by clicking on the link:
Stay Safe, Wash Your Hands, Wear a Mask!
Roma Murthy,  D6380 Membership Lead,  Troy Rotary Club Membership Lead
District Convention Early Registration
We are planning for a live Conference in May, and are extending the Early Bird deadline for our District Conference registration in Drumheller to January 31, 2021.  

We are also extending the deadline to submit your interest in hosting a booth at the House of Friendship to January 31, 2021. 
The Chief Medical Officer of Health and Alberta Health will have more information on vaccination distribution and other COVID 19 protocols as the next few weeks unfold.  The safety of the members of our Rotary family come first and will be the number one priority.
Happy New Year to each of you and to your family and friends!
Yours in Rotary Service,
Mary Turner, District Governor, 20-21
Sunrise Coffee is Here !!
Sunrise Coffee is Available Now !!!
How to order:
First note there are two emails!  One to order and one to pay!
  1. Fill in the order sheet.  (ATTACHMENT) Include your address and phone # for delivery.
E-mail the order to
  1. Send an e-transfer to the club for the exact amount ($20.00 per pound) 
  1. When you get the E transfer confirmation e-mail, please forward a copy to
 At this time we cannot deliver to non-club members and if you wish to get a bag as a gift you have to deliver it to the ultimate destination yourself.
We will deliver the order to members in city limits.  If you live outside town limits contact us at to make arrangements.
In Summary:
  1. email order sheet to
  2. payment via E transfer to
  3. forward copy of e transfer receipt to
  4. Wait for delivery and enjoy
Update E-Transfer
Hello Sunrisers.  An update to my previous e-mail
We have implemented an "auto-deposit" feature on e-transfer sent to the club for Dues, Fines and Happy Bucks.  You will no longer have to send an additional e-mail to Carol or I, simply sent the e-transfer to:
Funds will be automatically deposited into our general account.  Please note that this only applies to funds sent for general club purposes, not specific projects such as Los Amigos.
Thanks and hopefully this is easier for all (including Carol and me).
Webinar -- Indigenous Relations 20 Jan 2021
Dear Rotarians
Our next club learning webinar of 2021 is entitled Active Reconciliation Treaty 7. Currently we have 83  participants registered and there is room for more!
Registration is still open. Please join Tim Fox for his presentation.
Please note that the presenter has requested and additional 30 minutes for his presentation so we have booked 7 PM to 8:30 PM. 

When: Jan 20, 2021 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: Active Reconciliation Treaty 7
You can register by going to our district website and click on Events and open the January 20th link or follow the link below.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.
Kind regards to all
Brian Callaghan
Rotary District 5360
Guest Speaker Russell Gallant Feb 2021
Guest Speaker -- February 4, 2021 
Russell Gallant
General Manager of Northside Lethbridge Dodge
"My perception of what the automobile business will be like in Lethbridge 15 years from now"
     He has asked for questions about our interests..  Please send your ideas to me at   
 Question:  Japan, China, and many  European countries as well as California and Quebec have banned newly manufactured combustible engines15 years from now.    What is likely to be the case in Lethbridge then?
Club Leadership Team Training Workshops 15 Nov 2020
District 5360 Rotarians, Rotaractors and Interactors
I am very excited to share with you our plans for the Club Leadership Team Training Workshops to be held in February and March 2021.
Below is everything you need to know about this learning opportunity, but were afraid to ask:
Who should attend?
  •          Our District’s Rotary Family: Rotarian, Rotaractor and Interactor Leaders. District leaders recognise it takes more than a president to lead a club, it takes a team, thus it has been decided to open up the training to all leaders and potential leaders in your club.  We are hoping that at least 4-6 members of your club will attend. There is no additional charge for this training.
Why are we doing this??
  •          Because we believe "Ordinary people working together can achieve extraordinary results – Stronger together!
What will you learn?
  •          The topics will include:
  •          Part 1: “Leading Your Club” (Martin Parnell DGE), “Planning for Success” (Karen Blewett), “Setting Your Club Goals” (Linda Morris) and “The Value of Community Assessments” (Hyder Hassan).
  •          Part 2: “District Achievements” (Mary Turner DG), “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in your Club” (Sadia Khan and Steve Leavitt DGN), and “AG Roles and Responsibilities” (AG’s).
  •          Each session will be led by AG’s from across the District.
When will it take place?
  •          Saturday, February 20th (Part 1) and Saturday , Feb 27th (Part 2) or Wednesday, March 13th (Part 1) and Wednesday, March 20th (Part 2)
    • Each interactive Zoom session will last from 3 - 3 1/2 hours
Where will this take place?
  •          This training will be online. Go to , EVENTS….CLUB AND DISTRICT CALENDAR. Then select dates (Part 1 and 2) on the day/time you wish to attend and register….It’s that easy!
If you have any questions please contact either Rick Istead ( or myself ( )
Yours in Rotary,
Rotary International
District 5360, DGE 2020 /2021
Rotary Club of Cochrane.
Rotary Opens Opportunities
Russell Hampton
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