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July 11, 2019 Guest Speakers
Meet our New Zealand friends
 
 
 
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July 4, 2019 Meeting
Guest Speaker - Jillian Hunchak
Extremism and the Impact of a Narrative
 
Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise
Rotarian of the Year
presented to Pat Lowell
 
July Special Dates
 
 
Hands Across the Border 2019
SAVE THE DATE
September 13 – 15, 2019
87th Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Assembly
Being held in Waterton at the Community Centre
Register at:
Accommodations are limited in Waterton
Book early!
 
Dragon Boat Blessing Ceremony
Hello!! 
Was thinking we could put a save the date for this event
it will be Sunday August 25 early afternoon at the Rotary Picnic Shelter (north side by Walmart)
Typically the ceremony has the funders doing the eye dotting ceremony.
I have some photos attached from the last one! 
I dont know how much the tickets are, but i will get "free" ones for Marlys and Kim.  I am assuming about $15 for others.
 
Karen Johnson
Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise
 
 
Message from the President

My dear friends, Rotary leaders, and Rotaract leaders:

A new Rotary year is upon us, and let us say one final thank you to former President Barry Rassin for his outstanding leadership. Barry, we will miss you, but we know and appreciate that you will continue to lead Rotary in important ways for years to come.

I have spoken for several months about how Rotary Connects the World, and the time has now arrived to put our words into action. We have an exciting year ahead of us, a year when we begin to implement the new Strategic Plan, what I call the Rotary Action Plan and when we will celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter.

That anniversary will underscore the ties we have and goals we share with the United Nations. We will host five special events—UN Day in New York, three presidential conferences in Paris, Santiago, and Rome, and a final celebration just before the Convention in Honolulu. This will help us achieve the first Action Plan goal of increasing our impact by demonstrating that Rotary’s influence in the world has only just begun.

The second Action Plan goal is expanding our reach.  To achieve that, we need to grow Rotary – reaching out to new members, engaging current members, and creating more alternatives for membership for the next generation of Rotarians.

The third goal is enhanced participant engagement, making sure that Rotarians have experiences that are personally and professionally relevant and fulfilling. This is why I believe so strongly in building a more family-friendly Rotary -- one that welcomes children to our activities and that is considerate of families in our scheduling. Let us recommit to putting the needs, expectations, and growth of our participants at the center of all we do.

The final priority of our new Action Plan is increasing our ability to adapt. New approaches to our organizing principles do not threaten our sense of who we are. That is why I believe that Rotary must respect professional commitments and not require Rotary leadership to be a full-time job. We need to respect the time and responsibilities of young people who are building careers.

Together, we will harness the power of connection just as our organization has been doing for more than 114 years. We have a long, proud heritage. And we will continue to thrive because we are not afraid of change.

I look forward to leading you in this important journey, as Rotary Connects the World!


Yours in Rotary,

Mark Daniel Maloney
President, Rotary International 2019-2020

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