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Board Meeting 19 April 2021
Regular Board Meeting via Zoom
Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise
April 19, 2021    7:00
Virtual Exchange Student
Virtual Exchange Student
New generation Service Exchange
Introduction by Taylor Fulton
Best Party Ever
The BEST Party Ever!
Do you know how powerful Rotarians are with their Rotary Foundation (TRF)?
Most of you know this, but maybe you are new to Rotary.  TRF helps Rotarians (like us!) do great projects all over the world, with hundreds of million $$ in grants every year. 
Do you plan to Donate to TRF this Year?
We can't do these projects without donating to the Annual Fund!  We hope that you can find it in your heart and budget to donate to the TRF Annual Fund every year, no matter what level.  Our goal is "EREY" (Every Rotarian Every Year)!  If you can comfortably do it, try for the "Sustaining Member" level.  That is a minimum of $100 USD each year (or $8.33 per month - which is $10.58 CDN - which is roughly 2.5 lattes!)
IF you plan to donate as a Sustaining Member this year, then...
Make your $100 donation your ticket to the huge fundraising Gala event "Celebrating our Foundation!"  Over 75,000 Rotarians invited from Alaska, all across Canada & northern USA!!  Click on the image at the RHS to see a 2.5 minute video promo, or go to the Zone website for all the details and registration (use link  Don't miss out:
  • 6:00-7:00pm Wednesday 12 May (minimum $100 donation)
  • Rotary Celebrities including...
    • R.I. Director Valarie Wafer
    • T.R.F. Trustee Dean Rohrs
    • Future R.I. President Jennifer Jones
    • P.R.I. Director Jeffry Cadorette
    • P.R.I. President Barry Rassin
    • PolioPlus Chair Mike McGovern
  • Other Stars including...
    • World Champion Flair bartender Tom Dyer
    • Pop/Rock singer Barney Bentall
    • Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Guitarist Alex Lifeson (RUSH)
  • AND MORE!!!!
  • Followed by District 5360 TRF Tail Gate Party @7:15pm
From 7:15pm right after the Gala, join your Rotary friends from the district and Special Guest Danielle Smith. Danielle Smith, the former leader of the opposition and leader of the Wildrose Party will be our special guest for the District 5360 TRF Tail Gate Party after the TRF Gala on May 12. Danielle will be available to answer questions and talk about the issues that are affecting Alberta during these tough times. The zoom information for the Tail Gate party will emailed once you have registered for the gala.
Hope to see you there!
Wellness Wednesday
New Horizons For Seniors_Wellness Wednesday_Register.pdf
Discon 2021 Virtual Hosts
MATT KNOX | Rotary Club of Calgary Heritage Park
DANIELA GALINDO | Liaison for Community Hubs Initiative
With just two weeks to go, I am so excited to announce that Matt Knox and Daniela Galindo will be hosting DisCon 2021 |  Navigating A New World! Check out their bios on the District Conference website so you can learn more about this dynamic duo.
This year's virtual district conference is not just another Zoom event! Watch the April 2021 DG Update to get the details at  "DG Mary Turner Video Message"
 If you haven't already registered, there is no time like the present to take click and connect! REGISTER

Come visit the DisCon 2021 website for more details and information.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award

HRH Prince Philip

The passing of HRH Prince Philip brings to mind the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program, its synergies with our youth in Rotary, and the opportunity to form an alliance with yet another amazing International service-focused enterprise.
  • Are you 14-23 years old?
  • Are you bored? 
  • Not sure what to do when the school year ends and you are faced with a summer of uncertainty? 
  • Finished your program, and waiting for your first job?
Here is some sage advice from my mother who once found her daughter in the very same predicament.

Challenge yourself, and complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is available for all youth ages 14-25 in every Commonwealth country.  It is offered in three levels, Bronze, Silver and Gold, entry points for Bronze are 14, for Silver is 15 and for Gold is 16.  Already passed these entry minimal age requirements?  No problem, you can even skip a level, and just take the Gold challenge, but it takes 18 months and the award must be completed before you turn 25.
The Award has four areas of challenge: Community Service, Skills, Physical Recreation, Adventurous Journey and a Gold Project.
Interested?  Check out, ”Duke of Edinburgh’s Award” to register and get started.
I am glad I took the challenge when my mom told me about it, and it was pretty cool to have my Gold Award presented to me by His Royal Highness Prince Edward, on behalf of his father, His Royal Highness Prince Philip.  After the ceremony, there was a garden party where HRH Prince Edward visited with the Award recipients.  Yes, it took a while for me to wash the hand that had been shaken by a real prince!
Learning Centre Update 18 April 2021
Registration remains open for our monthly Club Learning Webinar on April 21, 2021 at 7:00 PM for a Rotary Learning Centre Update . Please join Rotarians Rob Wolfson and Tamara Larson District 5370 for this interesting presentation.  Follow the link below to register.
or go the ClubRunner District Home page, open Events April 21, 2021 and click on the registration link. Upon your registration you will receive a confirmation email.
2021 Virtual Convention
Rotary Opens Opportunities

Registration is open! Don’t miss your chance to connect with Rotary members at the 2021 Virtual Convention: Rotary Opens Opportunities which will take place from 12 through 16 June 2021.

Enjoy a special rate of $49 through 7 May 2021. After that, the registration fee is $65.

You can also join us early at a preconvention, 10-11 June, for Intercountry Committees, Rotaract, and Rotary Youth Exchange officers. Each preconvention will cost an additional $20.

The 2021 Virtual Rotary Convention and preconventions are open to all Rotary members and participants and include access to the virtual House of Friendship.

Don’t forget to visit the convention event page on Facebook to connect with others and stay up-to-date on event news and program highlights!

Register today and save!
Monthly Coffee Info
To order coffee, please send an email on or
Include the following information:
  1. Your name
  2. The delivery address in Lethbridge or let me know if we need alternate arrangement
  3. Phone number so we can call you for delivery
  4. How many bags of ground or whole beans or frappe you would like.
Please make payment for $20 per bag to the club e mail transfer account.
Frappe powder is $13 per bag and makes about 6 frappes.
If this payment method is not possible, please contact me to make alternate arrangements, but please do use the e mail transfer if at all possible!