5 Nov 2020 Speaker - Steve Rozee Julie Smith 2020-10-29 06:00:00Z 0

Sunrise Committees October 25, 2020

Chair: Diane Randall
        Members: Ron Bunton, Alan Andron, Greg Tiffin, Jim Campbell 
Chair: Julie Smith
         Members: Richard Tamkin, Deanne Little, Carol Kundrik
Co-Chairs: Cathy Moen, Karl Samuels
         Members:  Karen Johnson: Lee Koran: Carol Koran: Marty Boogaart: Judy Reed: Gwen McMillan
Co-Chairs: Richard Tamkin, Jim Campbell
Chair: Carol Kundrik
Co-Chairs:  Doug Thornton, Henry VanHierden  
          Members: Karl Samuels,  Berga Moen
Chair: Udo Hanebaum
         Members:  Ron Bunton, Wayne Brewer,  Cathy Moen
Chair: Myrna Prochinsky-Longair
         Members:  Carolyn Clark, Ian Randell
                    PUBLIC RELATIONS
                   Chair: Greg Tiffin
                             Members:  Marty Boogaart, Judi Reed
The club survives on active participation of all members.  If you have a skill that would be of benefit to a particular committee, please step forward and provide your input.  We all have something to contribute.  Reminder:  Our treasurer will be completing his term this year.  Please consider applying for the position.              
Sunrise Committees October 25, 2020 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-10-25 06:00:00Z 0

E-transfer Available October 25, 2020

We now accept e-transfers for payment of your DUES, FINES and HAPPY BUCKS.  Direct the e-transfer to the following e-mail address:
For efficiency purposes, please collect your fines and happy bucks and submit occasionally once they have accumulated to at least $25 or more.
To maintain control, we would ask that once you have initiated the e-mail transfer, please e-mail both Daryn and Carol at the following e-mail addresses advising that you have sent the e-transfer and with the password for acceptance of the transfer.  This will protect the integrity of the process and ensure that funds are received by the club.  
Please ensure you let me/Carol know your password so we can accept the transfer directly into the account.
Thank you and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
E-transfer Available October 25, 2020 Gwen McMillan 2020-10-25 06:00:00Z 0

We Got it Done

Post World Polio Day Update (25 October 2020)
Calgary East – Dean Houghton
489 km
Calgary at Stampede Park – Nancy Spence
2,084 km
Calgary at Heritage Park- Bill Skinner
2,018 km
Lethbridge Sunrise – Marty Boogaart
6,452 km
Calgary West – Marlene  Doherty
2,816.4 km
Sylvan Lake – Scott McDermott
7,972.68 km
High River – Hal Knox
5,019 km
    Canmore – Gail Smillie /Mark Ens
490 km
Olds – Patsy Hickok
1,637.3 km
Calgary Downtown – Helen Hu
7,728 km
Rotary Club of Lethbridge – Steve Craig
1,710 km
Stettler – Kevin Falkenberg
724.75 km
Raymond – DGE Steve Leavitt
1,160 km
Rotary Club of Cochrane –Tom Wilk
We Got it Done Marty Boogaart 2020-10-25 06:00:00Z 0
Speakers: 29 October 2020 - Shauna Conard/Dave Schaaf - Toastmasters 2020-10-19 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Basics and Developing Membership Strategies

Rotary Basics and Developing Membership Strategies
There are two really quick and simple courses to get you started.  Both are just 15 minutes so not very time consuming at all which work well together 
1. Rotary Basics - a quick reminder as to why we are Rotarians.  I think we all need this check in once in a while no matter how long you have been a Rotarian.
2. Develop Membership Strategies - trying to find ways to attract new members is everyone's responsibility.  I am sure each club has their own respective membership committee but we can ALL help them out.  I am sure everyone knows this is a challenging task to attract and retain new members and this course has some great ideas to generate ideas for all clubs to assist your respective membership committees. 
Contest:  Everyone who enrolls and takes one of these two courses between now Sunday Oct 25th will be entered into a random draw for a $25 Starbucks gift card.  I receive a report each Monday so I will know you have registered so no need to tell me.  I will make the draw on Tuesday Oct 27th and announce the winner that week with details on November's course of the month contest.
Rob Wolfson
Learning Center Liaison
District 5360 Learning & Development Committee
C: (403) 560-6471
Rotary Basics and Developing Membership Strategies Robert Wolfson 2020-10-18 06:00:00Z 0

D E & I Survey

Take the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey !
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee is committed to helping our district through education, understanding, and support in creating inviting communities to all cultures, experiences, and identities through our Rotary clubs. 
Participating in optional surveys or providing feedback helps District 5360 better to serve our clubs.
Our hope is this survey will help our committee better understand the current climate and needs of each club as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion experience, training, and opportunities to further our mission of Rotary’s global vision.
The survey should take between 15-20 minutes.
D E & I Survey Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-10-18 06:00:00Z 0

Board Meeting 19 October 2020

A reminder of the upcoming board meeting on Monday October 19th at 7:00 PM by Zoom. Gwen will send the link .
Please send me your agenda items and advise whether you plan to attend or not so we know whether we have quorum.
Board Meeting 19 October 2020 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-10-18 06:00:00Z 0

DG's Reminders Upcoming Events

District Governor's Reminders
  • District Conference 2021, “Navigating a New World”: Register Online.  Check the District Website for conference information coming soon.
  • Monthly District Learning Webinar – Register for each one NOW on our District Website!  They are informative, educational and connect you to Rotarians across our District.  This month’s webinar is on October 21st and will focus on Fundraising with PDG Dan Doherty.
  • Accept the Polio Challenge!  Learn more about the Polio Bike Challenge from Sylvan Lake club and Check the Events Digest for distance updates. We are being challenged to raise $5360 per club with a dollar raised for every km cycled.  Are you up for it?  Accept the Challenge NOW and Send in your pledges!
  • World Wide Polio Day is October 24th - Join us and others across the District by joining BINGO 4 POLIO, from 7:00 – 8:30 and raising some fun and funds for this AWESOME cause.  Thanks to our Polio Chair Marlene Doherty for organizing.  Register Here.
  • Remember the Calgary Foundation for easy options to issue Tax receipts for approved charitable giving. Calgaryfoundation.org.
DG's Reminders Upcoming Events Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-10-18 06:00:00Z 0

October Club Learning Webinar 

Just a friendly reminder that our October Club Learning Webinar is coming up next week on Wednesday, October 21st at 7:00 PM
Please join Zone 28 Assistant Rotary Coordinator and PDG Dan Doherty for a one hour “Learning” session on Fundraising.
To participate in this Zoom webinar you must first register: 
  • Go directly to the District web site “Events Tab/Club and District Calendar” by cutting and pasting the following link into your web browser: https://rotary5360.ca/event/october-club-learning-webinar/
  • Cut and paste the embedded link immediately below the line “To register in advance for this webinar”
  • Fill in the “Rotary People of Action” Webinar Registration form and hit “Register”.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Once registered, all you have to do is to remember to sign-in 5-10 minutes before 7:00 PM as we always try to start on time!
Thanks to all of Rotarians who have registered so far and we’re hoping more will join us as we learn together!
October Club Learning Webinar Rick Istead 2020-10-18 06:00:00Z 0

Polio Bingo

An evening of Polio CONVERSATION with
amazing guest speakers and then the fun begins with a Virtual BINGO Game!
World Polio Day – Saturday, Oct 24, 2020
7:00pm – 8:30 pm
Via Zoom
$26.50 for 2 Bingo cards 

** Sign in with your User ID so your address
is autocompleted for tax receipting purposes. **
Polio Bingo Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-10-18 06:00:00Z 0
WEE READ Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-10-18 06:00:00Z 0


One more update before World Polio Day on Oct. 24/20
Kilometres  as  of Oct. 9/20
Calgary East – Dean Houghton
474 km
Calgary at Stampede Park – Nancy Spence
2,084 km
Calgary at Heritage Park- Bill Skinner
1,867 km
Lethbridge Sunrise – Marty Boogaart
5,730 km
Calgary West – Marlene  Doherty
2,694.3 km
Sylvan Lake – Scott McDermott
6,893.74 km
High River – Hal Knox
2,510 km
Canmore – Gail Smillie /Mark Ens
490 km
Olds – Patsy Hickok
455.6 km
Calgary Downtown – Helen Hu
5,480 km
Rotary Club of Lethbridge – Steve Craig
1710 km
Stettler – Kevin Falkenberg
724.75 km
Raymond – DGE Steve Leavitt
665 km
Rotary Club of Cochrane –Tom Wilk
 441 km
ONE GOAL & WE ARE WILLING! Marlene D 2020-10-18 06:00:00Z 0

The Bikers 4 October 2020

Left to right: Carol, Vern (Mosaic), Gwen, Marty, Jackie
The Bikers 4 October 2020 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-10-04 06:00:00Z 0
Biking in the Leaves 4 October 2020 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-10-04 06:00:00Z 0
The Mystery Photo 4 October 2020 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-10-04 06:00:00Z 0

Westminster Readers 4 October 2020

Hello Sunrise Members
Angela Wilde (Principal of Westminster School) has notified us that if we have interested volunteers to read stories to their students, it would be appreciated.  If you are interested, be in touch with Angela (contact information below) so she can arrange a time for you to visit Westminster's back school yard sometime before Oct 7.  Angela will provide a book for you to read and have your reading recorded.  The Westminster staff will then play your recording for the students on the morning of Oct 7.
Angela Wilde, Westminster School
Westminster Readers 4 October 2020 Judi Reed 2020-10-04 06:00:00Z 0
Letter to Dad--The Biker 4 October 2020 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-10-04 06:00:00Z 0

Blanket Scarf Auction

Thank you Pat -- the successful Winner

Blanket Scarf Auction Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-10-04 06:00:00Z 0

Bike Challenge October 1, 2020

Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise
Total Kilometers so far:  4574
Kilometers to go: 786
Current pledges excede $3857
Bike Challenge October 1, 2020 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-09-27 06:00:00Z 0

Guest Speaker October 1 2020

Andre Visscher is presenting "The Canadian Foodgrains Bank in the Time of COVID and Beyond" to the Lethbridge Sunrise Rotary Club on Oct 1,2020.
Southern Alberta Coordinator
Canadian Foodgrains Bank
Guest Speaker October 1 2020 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-09-27 06:00:00Z 0

Speaker September 17, 2020

Charleen Davidson is the Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Lethbridge and Southern Alberta (CFLSA)
Davidson is a University of Lethbridge graduate (BA History, 2006) and holds a masters degree in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto (2008).

A 12-year resident of Lethbridge, Davidson has also worked extensively in the not-for profit sector in the community as the Executive Director of the Lethbridge HIV Connection Society and in a volunteer role as a city-appointed member of the Sir Alexander Galt Museum and Archives Board of Directors, among other community service interests.

Charleen provided an insight into CFLSA's support during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To learn more about the CFLSA, go to cflsa.ca.
Speaker September 17, 2020 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-09-20 06:00:00Z 0
Bike Challenge Update Sept 20 2020 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-09-20 06:00:00Z 0

Feed Lethbridge City Wide Dinner Party

The Feed Lethbridge City Wide Dinner Party to support local food banks is next Friday, September 25th. See attached image for more information about the event.
Have you ordered your meal yet? MEAL ORDERS NEED TO BE CONFIRMED BY MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st.  
Dinner packages from Bavaru Catering and Mocha Local; Online Auction and 50/50 Cash Raffle Tickets are available at www.feedlethbridge.com.  Tune into your favourite local radio stations from 6-9 pm on September 25th for music and direction to more Feed Lethbridge Activities. 
Feed Lethbridge City Wide Dinner Party Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-09-20 06:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos Relocate

On Saturday morning, five amigos and one amiga transferred Los Amigos Project equipment (gurneys,  SCBA tanks and backpacks, masks, radios, wheelchair and assorted parts) from current storage unit to the one next door.  RYPEN and Dragonboat items  were moved to another club storage unit.  A BIG THANK YOU TO
Greg Tiffin
Lee Koran
Doug Thornton
Henry Van Hierden
Jim Campbell
Bev Thornton
Los Amigos Relocate Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-09-20 06:00:00Z 0

 A Wonderful Thanksgiving Gift

Fall Planting:  This item is available for purchase from April-October while supplies last. This product will ship September-October according to hardiness zone.

Tulipa. Rotary International has been working to eradicate polio for more than 30 years and the goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever. As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary has reduced polio cases by 99.9% since the first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. Rotarians around the world have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries and so far, Rotary has contributed more than $1.8 billion toward eradicating this disease. Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan, and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year. 

Dutch Rotarians have led the world in using tulips to benefit this critical polio eradication project. What began as the purchase of rights to name and sell a new variety of tulip during a 2013 charity auction, this idea has blossomed into a continuing and internationally successful fundraiser. In the first few years of launching this initiative, over 1.5 million tulips were sold, generating approximately $2,000,000 US to fight polio. Thanks to the breeding and cultivation of these beautiful tulips by Dutch grower Jan Lichthart, this Rotary initiative has spread to Switzerland, Germany, France, the USA and is now is in its second year in Canada through the efforts of Vesey’s and their Rotarian member employees. 

The beauty of this program is that the only organization benefitting from the sale of these tulips is Rotary. Every step along the way from grower to packaging, exporter to retailer, net proceeds (approx. $18.25 per box) from the sale of these bulbs will go directly to the Polio Eradication Program. Add to this the generous matching funds by the Gates Foundation and the end result becomes triple the initial contribution. Each purchase of the End Polio Now tulip will be shipped in this very attractive gift box containing 25 of these beautiful bulbs. And before you ask… the word tulip is not misspelled… it’s simply the Dutch version of the word! This lovely packaging also explains the polio program and provides detailed planting instructions. Show the world that you care and be part of this tremendous eradication program through your purchase of this very special and life changing tulip. Height 16-20". Bulb size: 12cm+.

Sold as: Pkg of 25

Order the tulips from 
A Wonderful Thanksgiving Gift Karen Johnson 2020-09-14 06:00:00Z 0

Mike Mahon Speaker Sept 24, 2020

Our guest speaker for Thursday September 24th will be the President of the University of Lethbridge. He has asked that we send him questions we would ask of him and he will base his remarks around our messages. My question would be, "What part will on line teaching be five years from now in our education system?" Please send your questions to deano62z03@gmail.com and I will forward them to the President.
Mike Mahon Speaker Sept 24, 2020 Deane Little 2020-09-14 06:00:00Z 0

Guest Speaker 24 Sept 2020

Our guest speaker for Thursday September 24th will be the President of the University of Lethbridge. He has asked that we send him questions we would ask of him and he will base his remarks around our messages. My question would be, "What part will on line teaching be five years from now in our education system?" Please send your questions to deano62z03@gmail.com and I will forward them to the President.
Guest Speaker 24 Sept 2020 Deane Little 2020-09-14 06:00:00Z 0

Donation of SMARTMusic for LCI Music Program

The Lethbridge Rotary Sunrise Club allocated $2600 from AGLC Funds to the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute Music Program to purchase an application SMARTMusic, an on online music education software application for students to practices and grow as musicians.
Donation of SMARTMusic for LCI Music Program Diane Randell 2020-09-14 06:00:00Z 0

 Rotary Youth Exchange Counsellors

 Rotary Youth Exchange Counsellors
The Youth Committee is looking for volunteers to assume the role of inbound and/or outbound counsellors for the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. This program may or may not begin in 2021 depending on the factors surrounding Covid 19. The district continues to develop opportunities to learn about changes in the RYE program.
 Zoom presentations on Sept. 17 or 19
If you are interested in assuming one of these positions, please notify CATHY MOEN ASAP.  Information will be forwarded to you information about the role of counsellor along with an invitation to attend a zoom meeting.
Cathy is hoping to hear from you soon.
Cathy Moen
Co-chair, Youth
Rotary Youth Exchange Counsellors Cathy Moen 2020-09-14 06:00:00Z 0

Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Zoom Assembly

The  Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Assembly is being held on
Saturday, September 19, 2020, from 2 - 4 p.m
in Zoom format.  If you have never attended an Assembly here is your chance to see a scaled down version on Zoom for FREE.
To register:
Click on 2020 Assembly and Register under General Admission
Presentations from both Park Wardens - update on what is happening in Waterton and Glacier
Peace Leadership Dialogues with Peace Fellow Linda Low
Keynote Speaker - Tim Chapman Chair of Peace Gardens in North Dakota and Canada
Unfortunately we cannot do the Hands Across the Border Ceremony but the Peace Park Pledge will be recited at the end of the Assembly.
For more information contact Carolyn Clark - clarkm@agt.net
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Zoom Assembly Carolyn Clark 2020-09-14 06:00:00Z 0

ANOTHER AMAZING WEEK! - 5360 Challenge Results

Calgary East – Dean Houghton 
352 km
Calgary at Stampede Park – Nancy Spence
1,048 km
Calgary at Heritage Park – Bill Skinner
1,232 km
Lethbridge Sunrise – Marty Boogaart
3,610 km (Pledges: $3589.60)
Calgary West – Marlene Doherty
1,260 km
Sylvan Lake – Scott McDermott
4,029.34 km
High River – Hal Knox
1,639.9 km
Canmore – Gail Smillie
Olds – Patsy Hickok
361 km
Calgary Downtown- Helen Hu
2,490 km
Rotary Club of Lethbridge
950 km
Stettler – Kevin Falkenberg
654.75 km
ANOTHER AMAZING WEEK! - 5360 Challenge Results Rinus Boogaart 2020-09-14 06:00:00Z 0

Westminster during Covid Times

Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise is again supporting the breakfast program at Westminster School.
A & W will again supply breakfast sandwiches for the students.   
Unfortunately, Volunteers will not be allowed into the school to serve sandwiches or read stories to children.  We will  deliver the A & W sandwiches once a month.
The dates planned are (Wednesdays) Oct 7 – Nov 4 – Dec 2 – Jan 6 – Feb 3 – Mar 3 – Apr 14 – May 5 – Jun 2
We ask Sunrise members to consider volunteering to deliver the breakfast sandwiches.  This will involve:
  • On the designated dates, four empty bins will be picked from Judi Reed's home in West Lethbridge
  • About mid-afternoon,  two bins are delivered to A & W on Scenic Drive and two bins to A & W on the North side
  • Next day at 8:00 am,  stocked bins are picked up from both A &Ws and delivered to Westminster, depositing the bins at the front door
  • Later on the same day, the empty bins are picked up and returned to Judi's. The bins are sanitized by Westminster staff. 
  • Each month Judi will schedule a volunteer 
Please let Judi Reed know if you are interested.  If you have questions, contact Judi.
Judi Reed
675 Heritage Blvd. W., Lethbridge
403-328-2209 home / 403-892-7880 cell
Westminster during Covid Times Judi Reed 2020-09-14 06:00:00Z 0
Hands Across the Border 2020 Carolyn Clark 2020-08-23 06:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos Donation

Brian Cornforth, a former member of the Lethbridge Fire Department, played an integral part in the Los Amigos Project in the past.  He continues to provide fire equipment to the project.  Recently, Brian arranged for a donation of the following items: 
  • 48 ABCA cylinders
  • 21 SCB backpacks
  • 48 Face Masks.
Thank you, Brian!
Los Amigos Donation Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-07-26 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise----Club BBQ

You are invited to the Sunrise Evening BBQ to be held on
Tuesday, July 14 at 5:30 PM in Indian Battle Park.
Because of Covid -19 and the strange times inflicted upon us there will have to be some rules.  These are:
1.            Maximum 50 attendees.
2.            Maintain 2m social distance.
3.            Wear masks if closer than 2m.
4.            NO sharing of utensils or relishes, salads, etc. beyond an individual household.
5.            Alcohol is not permitted in City parks.
Attendees should each bring their own:
1.            Camping chair.
2.            Food they wish to cook and eat.
3.            Plates, utensils, relishes, salads for their household exclusively.
4.            Drinks of their choice (no alcohol).
As there will be only one BBQ stand, tongs and flippers will be provided – there will be as few cooks as possible so let us cook for you. This may take time so sit back, relax in the evening sun and enjoy chatting with members you have not seen in the flesh for some time.
Let’s just keep this BBQ simple and relaxing.  No fuss, No rush.
Driving directions:  Go downhill into valley bottom towards Fort Whoop-Up, but turn immediately right towards Helen Schuler Nature Centre and head towards the RR bridge, ignore the car park on left, turn left down first road, enter first car park on the right, park and look for us.
Picnic Location: In the treed area south of the railroad viaduct in Indian Battle Park there is a wooded area in which are located metal BBQ stands and picnic tables available to the public on a first come first served basis.  Around 4:30 pm some members will select an available location and light charcoal briquettes so as to have hot coals ready by 5:30 for cooking of burgers, sausages, hot dogs, etc. Since picnic tables do not enable social distances, their use is discouraged so avoid the need to eat off plates at a table.  Suggest you do not bring steaks, chops, etc.  Bring buns, etc. that can be hand held while eating in a chair.  Unfortunately, the nearest washrooms are locked shut – the nearest open ones are at the Baroness picnic shelter some half mile away.
Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise----Club BBQ  Pat Lowell 2020-07-06 06:00:00Z 0

Name that Rotarian


Lets have some fun at our next meeting - July 9th


Name that Rotarian!  Is a fun way to learn new "things" about our club members.

We ask that you think of a story about yourself, be it funny or interesting - something that you would share with the group that the rest of us might not know "who" the story teller would be.

Karen will read the story, and then everyone will type who they think the story is about in the chat section of zoom.  Please keep track of how many you get right - for bragging purposes.  We will vote on who had the best story and the winner will be awarded a wonderful lap blanket woven by Karen.  :)


Please submit your story (about a paragraph long) to Karen at kfjrotary@gmail.com by end of day Tuesday July 7th

Name that Rotarian Karen Johnson 2020-07-06 06:00:00Z 0
Bob Jones Guest Speaker 2 July 2020 Groove-Daddy Tiffin 2020-06-29 06:00:00Z 0
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Message from Myrna

We realize that COVID-19 has changed our members' lives in many ways. Since we are unable to meet " face to face" please know that we are thinking of you and that the club is here to help you should the need arise.
Myrna PL
Membership Chairperson
Message from Myrna 2020-05-30 06:00:00Z 0

Leadership Training

Leadership Training 1:15-4:30 June 5, 2020
Email from District Learning & Development Committee Chair Rick Istead.
For most people, leadership is not a natural talent – it is a learned art.
Leader, author, and speaker, Steve Armstrong reveals practical, hands-on leadership advice and skills learned as a soldier and humanitarian.
If we are looking for larger than life heroes, we misunderstand what leadership is. In my experience, ordinary people rise to the occasion in turbulent and trying circumstances.
Key lessons to be learned:
  • Leaders Are Made, Not Born
  • Leaders Manage Their Emotions
  • Leaders Respond Rather Than React
  • Leaders are Resilient people who can come from anywhere
If you have already registered for this webinar, many thanks - there’s no need to do anything more, but login on June 5th!
If you haven’t registered yet, please register as soon as possible:
  • Go to the District web site “Club Leadership Team Training Webinar #1” events page by using the following link: https://rotary5360.ca/event/club-leadership-team-training-workshop--2/
  • Hit the embedded link immediately below the line “You must register in advance for this webinar”
  • Fill in the “Rotary People of Action” Webinar Registration form and hit “Register”. Please be sure you add the name of your Rotary Club in brackets after your last name.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Leadership Training 2020-05-30 06:00:00Z 0

Zoom Shortcuts

Windows 10
  • F6: Navigate among Zoom popup windows.
  • Ctrl+Alt+Shift: Move focus to Zoom's meeting controls
  • PageUp: View previous 25 video stream in gallery view
  • PageDown: View next 25 video stream in gallery view
  • Alt: Turn on/off the option Always show meeting control toolbar in Accessibility Settings
  • Alt+F1: Switch to active speaker view in video meeting
  • Alt+F2: Switch to gallery video view in video meeting
  • Alt+F4: Close the current window
  • Alt+V: Start/Stop Video
  • Alt+A: Mute/unmute audio
  • Alt+M: Mute/unmute audio for everyone except host Note: For the meeting host only
  • Alt+S: Launch share screen window and stop screen share Note: Will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus
  • Alt+Shift+S: Start/stop new screen share Note: Will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus
  • Alt+T: Pause or resume screen share Note: Will only work when meeting control toolbar has focus
  • Alt+R: Start/stop local recording
  • Alt+C: Start/stop cloud recording
  • Alt+P: Pause or resume recording
  • Alt+N: Switch camera
  • Alt+F: Enter or exit full screen
  • Alt+H: Display/hide In-Meeting Chat panel
  • Alt+U:Display/hide Participants panel
  • Alt+I: Open Invite window
  • Alt+Y: Raise/lower hand
  • Alt+Shift+R: Gain Remote Control
  • Alt+Shift+G: Stop Remote Control
  • Ctrl+2: Read active speaker name
  • Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H: Show/Hide floating meeting controls
  • Alt+Shift+T: Screenshot
  • Switch to Portrait/Landscape View: Alt+L
  • Ctrl+W: Close current chat session
  • Ctrl+Up: Go to previous chat
  • Ctrl+Down: Go to next chat
  • Ctrl+T: Jump to chat with someone
  • Ctrl+F: Search
  • Ctrl+Tab: Move to the next tab (right)
  • Ctrl+Shift+Tab: Move to the previous tab (left)
Meeting Shortcuts
  • Command(⌘)+J: Join Meeting
  • Command(⌘)+Control+V: Start Meeting
  • Command(⌘)+J: Schedule Meeting
  • Command(⌘)+Control+S: Screen Share via Direct Share
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+A: Mute/unmute audio
  • Command(⌘)+Control+M: Mute audio for everyone except the host (only available to the host)
  • Command(⌘)+Control+U: Unmute audio for everyone except host (only available to the host)
  • Space: Push to talk
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+V: Start/stop video
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+N: Switch camera
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+S: Start/stop screen share
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+T: Pause or resume screen share
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+R: Start local recording
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+C: Start cloud recording
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+P: Pause or resume recording
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+W: Switch to active speaker view or gallery view, depending on current view
  • Control+P: View previous 25 participants in gallery view
  • Control+N: View next 25 participants in gallery view
  • Command(⌘)+U: Display/hide Participants panel
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+H: Show/hide In-Meeting Chat Panel
  • Command(⌘)+I: Open invite window
  • Option+Y: Raise hand/lower hand
  • Ctrl+Shift+R: Gain remote control
  • Ctrl+Shift+G: Stop remote control
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+F: Enter or exit full screen
  • Command(⌘)+Shift+M: Switch to minimal window
  • Ctrl+Option+Command+H: Show/hide meeting controls
  • Ctrl+Shift+R: Gain remote control
  • Ctrl+Shift+G: Stop remote control
  • Ctrl+\: Toggle the "Always Show meeting controls" options in Settings/Accessibility
  • Command(⌘)+W: Prompt to End or Leave Meeting
Chat Shortcuts
  • Command(⌘)+K: Jump to chat with someone
  • Command(⌘)+T: Screenshot
General Shortcuts
  • Command(⌘)+W: Close the current window
  • Command(⌘)+L: Switch to Portrait or Landscape View, depending on current view
  • Ctrl+T: Switch from one tab to the next
Zoom Shortcuts 2020-05-30 06:00:00Z 0
District Conference Info 2020-05-30 06:00:00Z 0

Stitch it Forward

Lethbridge Rotary Sunrise has once again responded to an urgent need in our community. Three non-profit agencies have been the recipient of 100 hand sewn masks to protect staff and clients in our community. Within days of the request and volunteers of “Stitch it Forward”, our club sponsored the production of the masks and were delivered within 3 days. This group also provided scrub bags, headbands (with buttons to hold the masks) - all for frontline health care workers. They sew for people who are vulnerable and for this reason, the Board, on the recommendation of the Community Services, approved a grant so this dedicated group continues their work for the vulnerable in our community.
Stitch it Forward 2020-05-17 06:00:00Z 0

Thanks Greg and Karl

For taking on and completing the garden boxes for the YWCA and program to teach youth living at Hestia Homes the art of gardening and producing their own food. Thank you both so much for taking the initiative to get this done and available for this year’s growing season. This is service for youth in our community. Thank you
Thanks Greg and Karl 2020-05-17 06:00:00Z 0
April 30, 2020 Meeting 2020-05-04 06:00:00Z 0

Interact Thank You

Here is a thank you from some members of the interact club at Vic Park.
( the new ones that received the official club hoodies this year)

We are incredibly proud of the work this team has done this year. They started the year with great blanket ceremony and continuing on with number of service projects and successful grant projects!
Interact Thank You 2020-05-04 06:00:00Z 0
April 23, 2020 Meeting 2020-04-28 06:00:00Z 0

Meeting Update 

Meetings are suspended until further notice
Club meeting will be held on Zoom
You will receive an email from Marlys earlier in week for the link.
Meeting will be on Thursdays, logging in on Zoom at 6:45 am, meeting to commence at 7:00 am.
We are not posting the link here for privacy, you will need to check your email to locate the link or email Marlys.
Meeting Update 2020-04-23 06:00:00Z 0

My family to yours

I miss seeing you all. My family is in good health.
Enjoy these couple of fun family photos.
stay safe
My family to yours 2020-04-05 06:00:00Z 0

Westminster Breakfast Club

Hello Westminster Breakfast Program Volunteers…

I have been in touch with Angela Wilde, principal of Westminster and she has confirmed that the school is closed.  She thanked us for checking with her and let us know they are closed to the public, but open for on-line learning and learning packages.  Their staff are working, some at home and some at home.  She indicated it is best to cancel our breakfast program until they open again and offered best health to all our Rotary team.

Thanks for your hard work in supporting the school and serving breakfast to the students.  We will be in touch again when we know what our next date will be.

I hope you and your friends and families are all doing well during this unique, challenging time.


Westminster Breakfast Club 2020-03-28 06:00:00Z 0

Meetings are suspended

Nord-Bridge Senior Centre will be closed on Monday March 16 for at least one week and possibly longer.
This closure is under the recommendation of Alberta's Chief Medical Officer recognizing seniors as a high risk population. 
We will keep members updated through ClubRunner emails, our ClubRunner website and our Facebook page as we learn more.  
If you have any questions please direct them to Kim, Gwen or Marlys.
Meetings are suspended 2020-03-15 06:00:00Z 0
PBR Thank You 2020-03-13 06:00:00Z 0
March Special Dates 2020-03-08 07:00:00Z 0

March 19, 2020 Meeting *Cancelled*

*Morning meeting will also be cancelled*
We have been advised that the Nord-Bridge Senior Centre will be closed on Monday March 16 for at least one week and possibly longer.  This closure is under the recommendation of Alberta's Chief Medical Officer recognizing seniors as a high risk population. 
We will keep members updated through ClubRunner emails, our ClubRunner website and our Facebook page as we learn more.  
If you have any questions please direct them to Kim, Gwen or myself.
As Rotarians your work is all very important, please keep yourselves safe and remember "Wash your hands!".
Your in Rotary
Marlys Reynar
Co-president 2019-2020 
Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise
March 19, 2020 Meeting *Cancelled* 2020-03-08 07:00:00Z 0
March 12, 2020 Guest Speaker  2020-03-08 07:00:00Z 0
Mosaic Club Comedy Night 2020-03-08 07:00:00Z 0
March 5, 2020 Guest Speaker 2020-03-01 07:00:00Z 0
February 27, 2020 Guest Speaker 2020-03-01 07:00:00Z 0

Save the Dates

Quick look at upcoming events
March 19:  no breakfast meeting,  evening with Rotaract
March 28:  Peace workshop in Calgary
April 2:  no breakfast meeting
April 4:  2020 Vision for Sunrise
Save the Dates 2020-02-19 07:00:00Z 0
February 20, 2020 - Guest Speaker 2020-02-19 07:00:00Z 0
February 13, 2020 Guest Speaker 2020-02-09 07:00:00Z 0
AG Scholarship Dinner 2020 2020-02-05 07:00:00Z 0
February 6, 2020 Guest Speaker 2020-01-31 07:00:00Z 0

Sock It To 'Em

Sock Challenge
Please bring your donations of new socks to the next meeting.
To be given to those that need them.
Sock It To 'Em 2020-01-31 07:00:00Z 0
Feminine hygiene Product Drive 2020-01-29 07:00:00Z 0

New Member

Welcome to Carol Haayema
Joining our club on January 23, 2020
New Member 2020-01-28 07:00:00Z 0
January 30, 2020 Meeting 2020-01-23 07:00:00Z 0
McNally Community Centre 2020-01-23 07:00:00Z 0
Ballroom Bingo 2020-01-23 07:00:00Z 0
January 23, 2020 Meeting 2020-01-16 07:00:00Z 0
Thank You A&W 2020-01-16 07:00:00Z 0
January 16, 2020 Meeting 2020-01-12 07:00:00Z 0
January Dates 2020-01-12 07:00:00Z 0
January 9, 2020 Meeting 2020-01-12 07:00:00Z 0
December 19, 2019 Meeting 2019-12-16 07:00:00Z 0
December 12, 2019 Meeting 2019-12-09 07:00:00Z 0
December Dates 2019-12-09 07:00:00Z 0

Victoria Park Activity

Victoria Park Interact Club
Hosting a pancake breakfast at Westminster Elementary School.
Don Robb band supplying the music.
Victoria Park Activity 2019-12-02 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Curling Bonspiel 2020 Details 2019-12-02 07:00:00Z 0
December 5, 2019 Meeting 2019-12-02 07:00:00Z 0
November 28, 2019 Meeting 2019-11-23 07:00:00Z 0
November 21, 2019 Meeting 2019-11-20 07:00:00Z 0
Note from Bella 2019-11-14 07:00:00Z 0
Post Christmas Brunch Correction 2019-11-07 07:00:00Z 0
November 14, 2019 Meeting 2019-11-07 07:00:00Z 0
November 7, 2019 Guest Speaker 2019-11-07 07:00:00Z 0
Holiday Meetings Cancelled 2019-11-07 07:00:00Z 0
November Dates 2019-11-07 07:00:00Z 0

Christmas Wreaths

Last Week to Sell/Buy, Deadline extended to November 14, 2019
Christmas Wreaths 2019-10-28 06:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos Departure 2019-10-28 06:00:00Z 0

Pig Roast

Pig Roast Fundraiser
Supporting Medical Clinic in Uganda
$15 per person
Saturday, November 2, 2019
The Miz City Church, 502 13 Street N. Lethbridge
5:00 Doors Open
5:30 Dinner and Progam
Contact Sophie Osaya for Tickets
Pig Roast 2019-10-28 06:00:00Z 0
October 31, 2019 Meeting 2019-10-28 06:00:00Z 0

Polio Day October 24

October 24 is Polio Day ! We are this close to eradicate polio from the world. 
But we need to do more to close that gap !
The following two weeks during our rotary meeting we will be collecting donations to our polio plus campaign. 
Donate now ! and all your donations will be matched 2:1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 
Give $20, and $60 will go to vaccinate children in the world ! IT'S THAT EASY !
If you prefer to donate on line or with credit card instead of carrying some money you can do that on this link: http://www.endpolio.org/donate
Donate Now !

Remember that we want to collect as much as possible before October 24, and your dollars will be matched 2:1 !

I will have a box to collect donations the following two rotary meetings. Bring your donation money (paper bills are preferred, but we will take coins also). 

Don't forget ... We are this close ...
Image result for polio plus
Polio Day October 24 2019-10-14 06:00:00Z 0
October 17, 2019 Meeting 2019-10-14 06:00:00Z 0
October 10, 2019 Meeting 2019-10-07 06:00:00Z 0
Waterton Shore Cleanup  2019-09-30 06:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos Send off 2019-09-30 06:00:00Z 0
October Dates 2019-09-30 06:00:00Z 0
Karios Blanket Exercise 2019-09-30 06:00:00Z 0
October 3, 2019 Guest Speaker 2019-09-30 06:00:00Z 0
September 26, 2019 Meeting 2019-09-22 06:00:00Z 0

September 19, 2019 Meeting/Tour

As has been announced at our weekly meetings over the last while, we are cancelling our normal Thursday Sept 19th morning meeting and instead have a tour of the new Science Commons Building (formally the Destination Building) at the University of Lethbridge.
September 19, 2019 Meeting/Tour 2019-09-15 06:00:00Z 0
September 12, 2019 Speakers 2019-09-08 06:00:00Z 0

Congratulations Don!

Dear LCBS members,

It is with great excitement that I announce that The Allied Arts Council will be recognizing Don Robb as a Joan Waterfield recipient.

He will be recognized on September 19 during the Mayor's Luncheon for Business and the Arts. What a great opportunity this is as members of the LCBS to be able to come together to support and recognize Don at this event. Tickets are $60 each and can be purchase tickets online at artslethbridge.org. 

Thank you and Congratulations Don!

Share Thomas
LCBS president. 
Congratulations Don!  2019-09-08 06:00:00Z 0

The value of diversity, equity and inclusion

I am proud to say that compared to 2018, we had triple the number of Rotarians and their guests march in the Calgary Pride Parade on August 31st!
The value of diversity, equity and inclusion in our communities is increasing with more attendees than ever showing up in support.
In January 2019 Rotary International's announced it's policy for diversity, equity and inclusion statement for Rotary as follows:

As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders.

Rotary International also updated its policy on adult harassment and requested the general secretary to provide training resources to club and district leaders regarding maintaining harassment-free environments at Rotary meetings, events, and activities.

I truly believe that through education, there comes understanding and acceptance. Kindly take your Rotary journey through adherence to Rotary's 4-Way test and the Rotarian's Code of Conduct.
In Rotary Spirit,
DG Christine Rendell
The value of diversity, equity and inclusion 2019-09-08 06:00:00Z 0
September Dates to Celebrate 2019-09-08 06:00:00Z 0

Naloxone training

This message is to invite you and any interested members of your clubs to join us at our weekly meeting on Tuesday, September 24 for a Naloxone training session provided by ARCHES.
We meet for dinner in the Saddle Room at the Exhibition (3401 Parkside Dr South) on Tuesday evenings, and anyone attending the training session is welcome to join us for the meal at 5:30 pm that evening. The cost of dinner is $23, and there is a cash bar available.
If anyone is interested they can e-mail me directly or you can collect responses and send them to me all at once.  I would like to have all RSVPs by Friday September 20 please, as I will need to let our caterers know how many people will be joining us for dinner that evening.
Thanks, and hope to see you there!
Keri Colwell
Co-President - Rotary Club of Lethbridge East
Naloxone training 2019-09-08 06:00:00Z 0
Hurricane Dorian 2019-09-08 06:00:00Z 0
Dragon Boat Blessing Ceremony 2019-09-01 06:00:00Z 0
September 5, 2019 Meeting 2019-09-01 06:00:00Z 0
August 29 ,2019 Meeting 2019-08-25 06:00:00Z 0
August 22, 2019 Guest Speaker 2019-08-18 06:00:00Z 0
August 15, 2019 Guest Speaker 2019-08-11 06:00:00Z 0
August 8, 2019 Guest Speaker 2019-08-04 06:00:00Z 0
August 1, 2019 Guest Speaker 2019-07-30 06:00:00Z 0
August Special Dates 2019-07-30 06:00:00Z 0
Vocational Talk July 25, 2019 2019-07-30 06:00:00Z 0
Dragon Boat Teams from Lethbridge going to Nationals  2019-07-30 06:00:00Z 0
People of Action - Los Amigos 2019-07-14 06:00:00Z 0

Dragon Boat Blessing Ceremony

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
Dragon Boat Blessing Ceremony 2019-07-08 06:00:00Z 0
New Zealand Friendship Exchange 2019-07-08 06:00:00Z 0

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

Message from the President 2019-07-08 06:00:00Z 0

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 4, 2019 Meeting 2019-07-01 06:00:00Z 0
July Special Dates 2019-07-01 06:00:00Z 0
No Meeting This Week 2019-06-23 06:00:00Z 0
June 20, 2019 Guest Speaker 2019-06-17 06:00:00Z 0
June 13, 2019 Meeting 2019-06-09 06:00:00Z 0
Meet our New Zealand friends 2019-06-02 06:00:00Z 0
June 6, 2019 Guest Speaker 2019-06-02 06:00:00Z 0
June Dates 2019-06-02 06:00:00Z 0
Pass the Gavel 2019-05-28 06:00:00Z 0

Vic Park BBQ

Our year end send off for Vic Park.
Wednesday May 29
thank you!!
Vic Park BBQ 2019-05-28 06:00:00Z 0
May 30, 2019 Guest Speaker 2019-05-28 06:00:00Z 0
May 23, 2019 Guest Speaker 2019-05-21 06:00:00Z 0
Dragon Boat Festival 2019-05-21 06:00:00Z 0
May 16, 2019 Guest Speaker 2019-05-14 06:00:00Z 0
May Special Dates 2019-05-14 06:00:00Z 0
May 9, 2019 Meeting 2019-05-07 06:00:00Z 0
District Conference 2019-05-07 06:00:00Z 0

Lobsterfest Volunteers

I am the volunteer coordinator for Lobsterfest and we are still looking for a few volunteers.

We are looking to fill the following shifts:

Table Cleanup 7-9pm / 9-11pm, Bartenders 4:30-7pm / 7-11pm (likely done by 11)

and silent auction payment takers 8-10pm.

Those who are interested can email me. Thank you very much!

From: Steve Craig steve.craig@uleth.ca



Lobsterfest Volunteers 2019-05-07 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Park Clean Up 2019

A picture of Sunrisers and family at the coulee clean up. We had a great turnout and enjoyed the cold drinks and perogies after.
The team of Marlys, Ian and Doug found the biggest pieces of garbage.
Rotary Park Clean Up 2019 2019-04-30 06:00:00Z 0

Westminster Breakfast Program

Our Breakfast Club volunteer team who serve breakfast sandwiches to Westminster Elementary School students on Rotary Wednesday, are a wonderful team.  They meet at 8:15 am for about an hour once a month during the school year and spend an enjoyable time with students and teachers.  Each volunteer's usual routine is as follows:
  • Meet in the Westminster kitchen area
  • Prepare a bin of food and beverages for an assigned classroom
  • Deliver the bin to the classroom; meet the teacher and students
  • Serve breakfast
  • Read a story (assigned by the teacher) to the group of students
  • Return the bin to the kitchen
Not all volunteers are available each month so I send an email to each team member about a week ahead. 
That way they can let me know if they are available.  
Would you like to join us?  Do you have any questions or concerns? 
Some photos are attached FYI.
We need more volunteers and would appreciate your support!  Let me know.
Judi Reed
Westminster Rotary Wednesday Coordinator
403-328-2209 / 403-892-7880 / campbell.reed@shaw.ca 
Westminster Breakfast Program 2019-04-30 06:00:00Z 0
ShelterBox Hero Award 2019-04-30 06:00:00Z 0


...  Berga Moen passed on  the book  "Mica Dam" but she cant remember who she gave it to.    Please identify yourself!!
your friend  Deane
Help 2019-04-30 06:00:00Z 0
May 2, 2019 Meeting 2019-04-30 06:00:00Z 0
April 25, 2019 Guest Speaker 2019-04-21 06:00:00Z 0
April 18, 2019 Meeting 2019-04-16 06:00:00Z 0

Last Week's Guests

Rotaract Club visitors
Taylor Fulton, Keely Goulding, Celine Quirante and Chelsea Kleckner
Last Week's Guests 2019-04-16 06:00:00Z 0
Former Exchange Student 2019-04-16 06:00:00Z 0
Supper Club 2019-04-16 06:00:00Z 0
April 11, 2019 Meeting 2019-04-07 06:00:00Z 0
Speghetti Spectacular 2019-04-07 06:00:00Z 0
April Dates 2019-04-01 06:00:00Z 0
April 4, 2019 Meeting 2019-03-31 06:00:00Z 0
March 28, 2019 Meeting 2019-03-24 06:00:00Z 0

Fine Dining

Fine Dining at the Garden Court, Thursday March 14, 2019.
Was a delightful gathering of friends in Rotary.
Fine Dining 2019-03-24 06:00:00Z 0

Chess for Life

Weekly Chess for Life
at Westminster Elementary School
on Tuesdays
March 26, April 2, 9,16
from 2:30 - 3:300 pm
Anyone can come and help out. Don't need to know how to play chess as we will be learning along side the kids.
Chess for Life 2019-03-24 06:00:00Z 0
March 21, 2019 Meeting 2019-03-24 06:00:00Z 0
March 14, 2019 Meeting 2019-03-12 06:00:00Z 0
THANK YOU 2019-03-12 06:00:00Z 0
Pint for Polio 2019-03-12 06:00:00Z 0
Los Amigo Administration Meeting March 11, 2019 2019-03-12 06:00:00Z 0

Lethbridge Food Bank

We would like to thank you for your help and support to the Lethbridge Food Bank.
We are extending an invitation for our simple Donor Appreciation Event coming up
on March 22nd, Friday. The invitation for the said event is attached. Stop bybetween
5:00-7:00 pm and enjoy light snacks and beverages at the Lethbridge Food Bank (1016 2nd Ave S).
Don’t forget to RSVP as well. Thank you. We hope to see you there!
Kind regards,  
Mikee Lazaro-Ramsay
Volunteer and Event Coordinator
Lethbridge Food Bank
Lethbridge Food Bank 2019-03-07 07:00:00Z 0
March 7 2019 Meeting 2019-03-04 07:00:00Z 0
March Dates to Remember 2019-03-04 07:00:00Z 0


A Big welcome to Cathy Moen
Welcome 2019-03-04 07:00:00Z 0
February 28, 2019 Meeting 2019-02-24 07:00:00Z 0
February 21, 2019 Meeting 2019-02-17 07:00:00Z 0

Club Leadership Training


Online Registration

March 16, 2019
Sandman Hotel
421 Mayor Magrath Drive S
Lethbridge, AB
Room: Chinook Room



  9:00 AM - Registration

  9:30 AM - Welcome & Introductory Remarks

  9:45 AM - Planning for Success

10:30 AM - Break

10:45 AM - Leading Your Club

11:30 AM - Strengthening Membership

12:15 PM - Lunch

  1:00 PM - Telling Your Club's Story

  1:45 PM - Highlight's from the Intternational Assembly

  2:00 PM - What's Next?

  2:15 PM - Adjourn


Room: Chinook Room


  9:00 AM - Registration

  9:30 AM - Welcome & Introductory Remarks

  9:45 AM - Planning for Success

10:30 AM - Break

10:45 AM - Leading Your Club

11:30 AM - Strengthening Membership

12:15 PM - Lunch

  1:00 PM - Telling Your Club's Story

  1:45 PM - Highlight's from the International Assembly

  2:00 PM - What's Next?

  2:15 PM - Adjourn

Club Leadership Training 2019-02-17 07:00:00Z 0

Gates Notes

February 12, 2019 | The Insider Edition
Our 2019 Annual Letter
By Bill and Melinda Gates
Our 2019 Annual                          Letter
This is an excerpt from our 2019 Annual Letter. You can read the full letter here.
How would you describe 2018? Was it what you expected?
We would probably say no. From especially devastating natural disasters on the one hand to record numbers of women campaigning for office on the other, 2018 felt to us like a series of surprises. The world looking backward from today is very different from what we pictured a couple years ago looking forward.
A benefit of surprises is that they’re often a prod to action. It can gnaw at people to realize that the realities of the world don’t match their expectations for it. Some surprises help people see that the status quo needs to change. Some surprises underscore that transformation is happening already.
Twenty-five years ago, we read an article that said hundreds of thousands of kids in poor countries were dying from diarrhea. That surprise helped crystallize our values. We believe in a world where innovation is for everyone—where no child dies from a disease it’s possible to prevent. But what we saw was a world still shaped by inequity.
That discovery was one of the most important steps in our journey to philanthropy. We were surprised, then we were outraged, then we were activated.
There have been good surprises, too. When we first started learning about malaria, we thought the world would never make real headway on the disease until someone invented a long-acting vaccine. But thanks to bed nets and other measures, malaria deaths are down 42 percent since 2000.
In this year’s annual letter, we’re highlighting nine more things that have surprised us along this journey. Some worry us. Others inspire us. All of them are prodding us to action. We hope they do the same for you, because that’s how the world gets better.
  1. Africa is the youngest continent.
  2. At-home DNA tests can help prevent premature birth.
  3. The world will build an entire New York City every month for 40 years.
  4. Data can be sexist.
  5. You can learn a lot about processing your anger from teenage boys.
  6. There’s a nationalist case for globalism.
  7. Toilets haven’t changed in a century.
  8. Textbooks are becoming obsolete.
  9. Mobile phones are most powerful in the hands of the world’s poorest women.
Want to learn more about these surprises? Read our full Annual Letter at GatesLetter.com.
Gates Notes 2019-02-17 07:00:00Z 0
February 14, 2019 Meeting 2019-02-10 07:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos update

Karl and Jim do a presentation to the City of Lethbridge on behalf of Los Amigos.
Los Amigos update 2019-02-10 07:00:00Z 0
February 7, 2019 Meeting 2019-02-03 07:00:00Z 0
February 2019 2019-02-03 07:00:00Z 0
January 31, 2019 Meeting 2019-01-27 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome Randy 2019-01-27 07:00:00Z 0
January 24, 2019 Speaker 2019-01-20 07:00:00Z 0

Supper Club 2019

Hello!  Lets get the supper club started.  I am looking for members to host a pot luck dinner at their home.  Here is what I need..
-Your name :)
-how many you can host
-a date that is good for you between February 1 and April 30th
DEADLINE to send me a hosting date:  January 24 
Once I have a few houses to host,  I will send out a link for the appropriate number of guests to sign up at your house on the date you choose.
This way everyone gets a date that works for them!! 
BUT you can only choose one date... 
Karen Johnson
Supper Club 2019 2019-01-20 07:00:00Z 0
January 17, 2018 Guest Speaker 2019-01-14 07:00:00Z 0
Contemporary Hippie Folk Rock Foundation Night 2019-01-10 07:00:00Z 0
AG Scholarship 2019-01-09 07:00:00Z 0
January 10, 2019 Guest Speakers 2019-01-06 07:00:00Z 0
January Celebration Dates 2018-12-30 07:00:00Z 0

A Big Thank You

Thank you to the sunrise rotarians who donated to the Victoria park high school Christmas hampers.
A Big Thank You 2018-12-30 07:00:00Z 0
January 3, 2019 Meeting 2018-12-30 07:00:00Z 0
Merry Christmas 2018-12-23 07:00:00Z 0

Random Act of Kindness

Victoria Park High School Interact Club
Great time by all, making and handing out 200 bag lunches in the downtown area. 
Random Act of Kindness 2018-12-16 07:00:00Z 0

FAMILY MEMBER CATEGORY – The Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise

The Family Member Category allows more than one person in a family to become members of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise at a reduced rate.
Eligibility.  Any household may apply for Family Membership and designees may include any household member who is at least 18 years of age.
Family members do not need to join at the same time, but they can if they chose so.  Current Individual Members may later add other family members.
The following process will be used to set up a Family Membership:
  1.  Approval.  A Family Membership must first be approved by the Club’s Board of Directors.
  2. Inductions.  Each family member will be formally inducted into the club through the Club’s established new member process.
  3. RI Registration.  Each family member will be listed as an official member of the Rotary Club.
  4. Votes and quorum.  For the purpose of club meetings, each family member will be able to vote the same as an individual member. 
  5. Holding office.  Each member, as an individual, can hold any office in the Rotary club to which the member is elected in the normal way.
  6. Annual club dues.  One member pays full club dues and additional family members pay a reduced due that covers RI/District costs and insurance.
  7. Meals/beverage costs. Current meal fee structure is the same for all types of members.
  8. Bulletin and communication.  Family members will individually receive the club’s weekly bulletin/newsletter and regular club communications providing separate contact information is provided.
  9. The Rotarian magazine.  The family will receive a subscription to The Rotarian magazine (one copy per family).
  10. Participation in youth activities.  The family members are expected to abide by all restrictions, policies, and procedures with respect to club activities involving youth.
  11. Termination.  The process for terminating a family member is similar to that for individual members.  An individual may remain a Family Member as long as the original Rotarian is still a member.  If the original Rotarian leaves the Club, the related family member must become a regular Rotarian as soon as is feasible, but no later than the beginning of the next fiscal year.
Effective  July 2018
FAMILY MEMBER CATEGORY – The Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise 2018-12-16 07:00:00Z 0
December 27, 2018 Meeting 2018-12-16 07:00:00Z 0
December 20, 2018 Meeting 2018-12-16 07:00:00Z 0
Westminster Invite & Concert 2018-12-09 07:00:00Z 0

December 13, 2018 Meeting

Club AGM
Congrats to Pat & Rita on their Paul Harris Awards
A big welcome to our new members Udo Hanebaum & Sophie Osaya
December 13, 2018 Meeting 2018-12-09 07:00:00Z 0
Boogaart Christmas 2018-12-09 07:00:00Z 0
December Special Dates 2018-12-04 07:00:00Z 0
District Conference 2019 2018-12-02 07:00:00Z 0
December 6, 2018 Guest Speakers 2018-12-02 07:00:00Z 0

Salvation Army Volunteers Needed

We have been asked to volunteer for the Salvation Army Christmas kettles again this year. However, we won't take on a day to assign club volunteers and instead, anyone who is interested can contact Don Bladen directly at lethbridgekettles@gmail.com or call him at 587-257-5657 to set up a date, time and location that works best for you.
See below for details:
Salvation Army Volunteers Needed 2018-11-25 07:00:00Z 0
November 29, 2018 Guest Speaker 2018-11-25 07:00:00Z 0

The Ambassador's Week

Posted by Richard Tamkin
Spouses and friends of the drivers flew down and stayed for the second week, entirely at their own expense, so as to partake in the celebrations that the Mexican Rotarians organize to thank Alberta for the gifts that have been driven down. Some Albertans may find this generosity excessive and unnecessary (the writer included) but it is the customs of Mexico that must be respected. The Mexicans are polite and caring people who wish to show their gratitude. It would be seen as arrogant and offensive if Albertans did not partake. (The writer and his wife have spent many years snow birding in Mazatlan and thus both like and respect the ordinary Mexican).
The drivers and ambassadors were divided into four groups so that celebrations in each town could be attended.
Karl Samuel’s group.
Vehicle Handover Ceremony – Acayucan, Veracruz
A small group flew via Mexico City to Acayucan near the big port city of Veracruz on the southern Caribbean coast where the fire truck from the MD of Rocky View was being donated. The fire truck had been purchased by the Rotary Club of Airdrie for $5,000 thanks to the efforts of Randy Smith who was the retiring Fire Chief of the MD. Randy, his wife, Donna, Karl Samuels and Jim Campbell formed this group, all of whom were hosted by the Rotary Club of Acayucan.
John Fortunka’s group Vehicle Handover Ceremony – Tepic, Nayarit
This was going to be a busy and memorable day for our group of six drivers and ambassadors who were visiting Tepic to handover the ambulance to the municipality of Tepic.
First stop an invitation to the Municipality Building to meet El President in his office. Greetings and pleasantries exchanged the group was escorted outside to the Plaza where the handover  was going to take place. The canopy was quickly filled and the top table guests and speakers took their places facing the crowd.
The highlight of the ceremony was the signing of the contract between the Rotary Club of Tepic Nayar and the President of the Municipality. This binding agreement ensures that the Municipality accepts the responsibility of keeping the vehicle well maintained and used to it fullest extent for the benefit of the people of Tepic.
The handing over of the keys of the Ambulance was the next step in the proceedings. Lynne Brasnett was chosen from the group to do this. It was special for Lynn to do this because the vehicle had been donated by the community of Pincher Creek and sponsored by Lynn’s Rotary Club. Lynn is also a paramedic in Pincher Creek and had driven the vehicle during its service in that community.
Speeches were made, banners presented and gifts were exchanged. Finally, the photo shoot to mark the end of the official occasion. As an added attraction the group was treated to a tour of the Tepic Fire Hall. Here the group enjoyed the antics of the Exchange Students who gleefully enjoyed trying the firemen’s emergency exit pole.
A special thanks to our great Rotary hosts in Tepic!
Jack Yaeck’s group – Vehicle Handover Ceremony – Mazanillo, Colima
To deliver the handi-bus to Mazanillo involved a wearing four-day trip beginning with, on the first day, an eleven hour drive to Colima which is the capital city of Colima state. The Rotary Club of Colima treated the group to supper as their guests. Then it was back on the bus for a one-hour drive to Mazanillo where the handi-bus from Brooks was formally handed over to the Helen Keller School for the Disabled.
Then a one hour return journey to Colima and the hotel.
The morning of the second day was profitably spent meeting with the Under-Secretary of the Minister of Social Development for the State of Colima, learning about the lack of education and the problems caused by poverty combined with the State’s efforts to alleviate these.
In the afternoon the group visited three fire stations in the City of Mazanillo which just happens to be Mexico’s busiest port on its Pacific coast with a population of around 190,000 people. These fire stations are ill equipped so the group were able to ascertain their requirements and to hear their wishes for the future.
Despite Mazanillo being such a busy port, it lacks a Rotary Club so the handibus will be supervised by the Rotary Club of Colima on behalf of the Los Amigos project.
Again, supper as guests of the Rotary Club of Colima.
After breakfast on the third day the group visited a second school for the disabled in Coquimatlán which received a handibus last year and is still working just fine. Then there was a tour of a local village by the Department of Tourism followed by a visit to a nearby museum featuring a highly revered local artist.
That evening the group attended the regular weekly meeting of their hosting club, the Rotary Club of Colima and exchanged banners.
The fourth day was spent travelling back to Mazatlan.
Berga Moen’s group  –  Vehicle Handover Ceremony – Culiacán, Sinaloa
Sunday 14 October 2018 – The group travelled by van to Culiacán, where the local Rotarians held a welcoming barbeque at the hotel.
Monday 15 October 2018 – Presentation of an ambulance to DIF (Welfare Dept.) Sinaloa. The ambulance will be part of a DIF project to provide services to indigenous farm works. These are the very poorest who come to the Culiacan area to find work in the fields, at the dump, etc. The project is the brain child of Rosy, the wife of the Sinaloa State Governor, who attended the presentation. Also, in attendance was the CAO for DIF (Welfare Dept.) in Sinaloa.
Pepesán (the lead Mexican Rotarian) gave a speech to the crowd explaining the Los Amigos project and how such projects in Mexico are vetted by Mexican Rotarians there to make sure that the vehicles brought to Mexico will be used. Rosy, the Governor’s wife, was most impressed with the Los Amigos Project and made a point of speaking to Berga and others on the team to thank them for the work they are doing.
The presentation was followed by a tour of a rehabilitation facility operated by DIF. Services are provided to all citizens, adults to children. Payment for services is based upon income and is free to those who cannot pay. Services include physical therapies and life skills coaching as well as psychological support. Some halls were lined with art work done by clients of the facility.
Tuesday 16 October 2018 – Presentation of school bus at City Hall. The City Treasurer attended for the Mayor who was unable to attend. The head of the Institute receiving the bus was also present. The bus will be used by the Institute to transport students from the University out to do community service work with the very poor and to bring the poor into the City for various treatment facilities and/or education.
Following this presentation, we toured the MIA, an interactive “museum” designed to teach the public, particularly school children, about addictions, how drugs and alcohol affect the body and the impact this has on the lives of those around the addict and society in general. It was very dynamic.
It was an exploration of how and why to say “No” to drugs, including alcohol. Also, a section devoted to teaching how to develop good habits such as exercise and healthy eating.
Wednesday 17 October 2018 – Presentation of ambulance to Culiacan Civic Hospital. In attendance was the Director of Medicine for the hospital and other dignitaries. The hospital has 130 resident doctors, including several specialists. They provide medical care to the poor. Patients pay only what they can afford, may be a little, may be a lot, or may be nothing at all. This ambulance will be used to provide outreach services to the very poor migrant farmers living on the outskirts of Culiacan. The medical care will go out to them and transport patients back into the hospital when needed. The Medical Director in his speech to us emphasized that this ambulance will make a huge difference in bringing care to the very poor and will save lives.
Following the presentation, we were able to see the ambulance donated to this hospital three years ago. It originally came from Cardston and had just received a new paint job. Rotary emblems had been replaced on the ambulance as well.
Thursday 18 October 2018 – The group went by bus to El Rosario where we attended the Cultural School for the presentation of music instruments. They learned that the program run by this school is actually after regular school hours. A few of the children are able go to regular schools beforehand. The majority were children that have come off the streets to take part in the music program. As a result, they are getting not only the opportunity to participate in the music program, but also basic education skills such as reading and math. These are not the children of wealthy parents, so no school uniforms here. Of the instruments donated by Los Amigos, several of the larger instruments donated by Los Amigos will remain with the program in El Rosario, but the rest will be used to start a second music program in another location. The group were impressed by the dedication of the music teachers in bringing this program to the students of every age group all participating together. The program also included a choral ensemble. The program director emphasized that this music program was keeping these kids off the street and off drugs.
The Ambassador's Week Richard Tamkin 2018-11-24 07:00:00Z 0

Adios Amigos

Posted by Richard Tamkin
Upon return there was one free day for both the drivers and ambassadors to relax.
The following evening there was held in Mazatlan a big banquet of thanks. Again, more wonderful Mexican hospitality.
Next day, sadly, all Albertans had to fly back ready to face our winter.
Adios Amigos Richard Tamkin 2018-11-24 07:00:00Z 0

Getting Ready

Posted by Richard Tamkin

October 2018 CONVOY


All 6 vehicles have been checked over. All 6 have been cleaned, washed and shined. All decals have been applied. All are waiting to be loaded with cargo before the October 4th departure following the big celebration send off breakfast.

This is the culmination of countless hours of negotiation, form filling, verification, translation, labelling, cross checking and finally loading. Over 800 pages of forms has been sent to Mexico City seeking duty free importation of the vehicles and cargo.

All 6 vehicles were presented to our local media at a luncheon event hosted by Lethbridge’s Fire department at their 5th Avenue North station on Wednesday, September 26. Most of the volunteer drivers were also present wondering quite what they had let themselves into. From past experience they will see lots of delightful scenery, meet fascinating people from all parts of both American and Mexican society plus see miles and miles of tarmac.

Note the cargo loaded inside.


Another Club has joined the convoy!


And look! Yet another Club has joined the convoy. We are growing.



The local media were invited to inspect, film and photograph all the 6 vehicles in this year’s convoy at a luncheon held in the 5th Street North fire hall. The volunteer drivers explained to the media the origins of the project and it’s effect on many Mexican communities. Often these donated vehicles are the first emergency vehicles their town or village has owned.


Pincher Creek continues to support the convoy – as it has since Los Amigos began.



Getting Ready Richard Tamkin 2018-11-24 07:00:00Z 0

Convoy Drives South

Posted by Richard Tamkin
The Los Amigos project consists of two very separate but complimentary parts. Rotarians in Southern Alberta gather together the vehicles and equipment to be donated and then deliver everything to Mazatlan, Mexico. Rotarians in Mazatlan are responsible for deciding which towns the vehicles and equipment will be donated to. These Mazatlan Rotarians are also responsible for ensuring that the donated items continue to be properly and continuously used.
 Albertan Rotarians very deliberately stay away from the donation decisions since they do not speak the Spanish language nor do we know the local customs or conditions.
After the October 4th departure breakfast the 6 vehicle convoy drove out of Lethbridge on Highway 4 to Coutts and Sweetgrass. This time the US border formalities were easily dealt with and the convoy rolled over the three Montana passes into Idaho without any problems. Overnighted in Idaho Falls and next day drove on through the scramble of Salt Lake City to Fillmore in Utah. There the regular evening meeting of the drivers was held in the open air which attracted other curious travellers who seemed impressed by Rotary’s efforts. Next day the convoy drove through Las Vegas, used the new by-pass that leads straight onto the big bridge over the Colorado Canyon and into Kingman, AZ. They were guests of Kingman’s Route 66 Rotary Club at their big Oktoberfest fund raiser. The drivers donated $150 to the Oktoberfest fund. After the regular morning vehicle checks the convoy headed on south through Phoenix and Tucson to Nogales, AZ, where they met up with Pepesán (the lead Mexican Rotarian) and Omar (a Mazatlan Rotarian). These two vital Mexican Rotarians traveled from Mazatlan just to ensure the convoy cleared the Mexican border checks and formalities with the minimum of trouble. Their magic touch clearly worked since the convoy was cleared in 3 hours, which is a record.
Overnighting in Nogales, Mexico gave time for the drivers to relax in a comfortable hotel just outside of the border control area.
The following day it was a short drive to the visa station at Km 21 were it took the drivers the usual one hour to obtain tourist visas. Then it was roll on south along fast Mexican toll road Route 15D to Navojoa and an overnight stay in a comfortable hotel with a warm pool!  Great relaxation. Next day in the late afternoon the convoy drove into Mazatlan where the vehicles were parked.
That completed the first week and the obligations of the Albertan part of the Los Amigos project which is very international as you can tell.ce our winter.
Convoy Drives South Richard Tamkin 2018-11-24 07:00:00Z 0

Departure Day

Posted by Richard Tamkin
Thursday, October 4, was Departure Day for the 2018 convoy heading south to Mazatlan, Mexico. A 7.00 am celebration breakfast was held in the Nord-Bridge Center with some 60 people present. This was the opportunity to thank donors to Los Amigos who had supplied vehicle maintenance, decals, coolers, tools, etc.
Mayor Bob Tarleck (Mayor of Lethbridge from 2001 to 2010) was thanked for his faith in Rotary. It was his faith in Rotary that basically began the Los Amigos project in 2010. Don McInnis and Richard Tamkin asked him and the Lethbridge City Council for one retired school bus to take wheelchairs and walkers down to Mazatlan and, to Rotary’s surprise and delight, he and the City Council gave Rotary three retired school buses. This enlarged gift presented an unexpected (but pleasant) problem which Berga Moen, Judy Reed, Don McInnis, Jim Campbell and Wayne Stewart were left to solve while Richard Tamkin and his wife, Di, drove south to spend 6 months snow birding in Mazatlan. Thanks to the invaluable assistance freely given by Rotarians from the Grand Prairie area the three buses were safely delivered to Mazatlan. It soon became apparent that we Lethbridgeians had a lot to learn about border formalities.
Berga Moen is seen here thanking Karley Lewis, the band teacher at Gilbert Pattison Middle School. Karley had found many, many musical instruments which were then donated to and driven down for Mazatlan schools to enjoy. Travis Conrad, of Wilson Middle School was likewise thanked for repairing these instruments and for bringing them back to good working order so that Mazatlan’s students could enjoy them. The Mexican health inspectors at the border were particularly pleased that Travis had carefully replaced all the mouth pieces with brand new ones. Travis had wisely anticipated this potential problem.
Karl Samuels, the Los Amigos project Coordinator, (a.k.a. The Boss or “El Jefe”) is seen here thanking Val Bhoeme of the Rotary Club of Raymond for a $2,500 cheque which will be added to the Los Amigos project’s funds.
Connors’s Fleet Services were especially thanked for all their valuable mechanical checks on each of the vehicles in the convoy.
After the breakfast the drivers loaded up, said their farewells and drove off almost on time.
Departure Day Richard Tamkin 2018-11-24 07:00:00Z 0
November 22, 2018 Guest Speaker 2018-11-19 07:00:00Z 0
It's A Wonderful Life 2018-11-19 07:00:00Z 0
Christmas Brunch 2018 2018-11-08 07:00:00Z 0
November 15, 2018 Speaker 2018-11-07 07:00:00Z 0

Coordinator Needed

My three year term as the coordinator for the Los Amigos project will be over on December 31st, 2019. This is a volunteer position that requires a significant number of hours and some organizational expertise. It is both challenging and rewarding.

 I would like to have the incoming coordinator in place by January 1st 2019.

This would allow the incoming coordinator to shadow me for a year and learn more about the inner workings of the project and the people on the Los Amigos team who provide support and volunteer hours to the planning for each trip.

 Los Amigos is truly a Southern Alberta project with multiple Clubs involved. Any interested Rotarians please forward your name to me, by December 15, 2018.


Karlyne (Karl) Samuels.

Los Amigos Project, Coordinator.



Coordinator Needed 2018-11-05 07:00:00Z 0
November 8, 2018 Guest Speaker 2018-11-04 06:00:00Z 0
November Special Dates 2018-11-04 06:00:00Z 0

Project Christmas Tree Raffle

The Lethbridge Sunrise Rotary Club

in partnership with

L’Arche Lethbridge and the Library Stitching Divas


‘Project Christmas Tree Raffle’


A fund-raiser to help send L’Arche clients to the Alberta Winter Games  in 2019


Grand Prize: A miniature (5 ft.) Christmas tree decorated with hand-knit ornaments. Value: $500

Tickets: $5 each

Draw Date: Dec. 8/18 at Immanuel Lutheran Church during the performance of

“It’s A Wonderful Life”

License # 504720

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November 1, 2018 Speaker 2018-10-28 06:00:00Z 0
My name is Rinus Marinus M L Boogaart 2018-10-25 06:00:00Z 0
October 25, 2018 Guest Speaker 2018-10-21 06:00:00Z 0
Condolences 2018-10-14 06:00:00Z 0
October Birthdays & Anniversaries 2018-10-14 06:00:00Z 0

Hello from Carol Laycock

Hi Sunrise Rotary Club,

Greetings from Vietnam!  My husband, Bill, and I are serving an eighteen month mission for our church in Hanoi, Vietnam.  We’ve been here for three weeks, so we’re still a bit shell-shocked.  We’ve been struggling to learn at least some of the language, and that’s a trick!  Just when I think I’ve got a phrase mastered, I try it out on some poor unsuspecting Vietnamese person in the elevator.  My efforts are met with a look of total puzzlement, followed by a good natured smile, telling me that my awkward attempt didn’t quite hit the mark.

Bill and I will be here teaching advanced English classes at Hanoi University of Business and Technology beginning very soon.  Until those classes begin, we’re busy adapting to a new world of fabulous food, tangled traffic – there are no lanes, no rules, and no mercy on the streets here.  With 8 million people in this bustling city and most of them on scooters, pedestrians are at the bottom of the food chain.  You take a deep breath, walk steadily, look straight ahead and pray, taking your life in your hands every time you cross the street because pedestrians NEVER have the right of way – and generous, hard working people.

I look back on our days producing The Christmas Carol in aid of the local food banks with great fondness, and I treasure the relationships with you.  Your club does selfless, wonderful things for people who need help, and I’ve felt honoured to rub shoulders with such well-meaning, humanitarian minded club members.

On this day, Canadian Thanksgiving, I want to express my thanks to you and my gratitude for you and the great memories we’ve shared.


Carol Laycock



Hello from Carol Laycock 2018-10-14 06:00:00Z 0
October 18, 2018 Speaker 2018-10-14 06:00:00Z 0
Christmas Wreaths - Last Week 2018-10-04 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Raymond

80th Anniversary Celebration
October 19, 2018
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Seniors Center
Come dine with us and help us celebrate
80 years of Rotary in Raymond
and recognize our Sponsors and the contributions
of past and present members.
Free!!! You must RSVP to vboehme@gmail.com
Rotary Club of Raymond 2018-10-04 06:00:00Z 0
Regional Learning Day 2018-10-04 06:00:00Z 0
October 11, 2018 Guest Speaker 2018-10-04 06:00:00Z 0
October 4, 2018 Meeting 2018-09-30 06:00:00Z 0

Special Meeting September 27, 2018

No meeting at 7:00 am
Meeting at Exhibition Grounds from 5:30-7:30 pm
in the Saddle Room in the South Pavillion.
Free buffet dinner provided.
Spouses and partners welcome.
Please RSVP at JulieSmithRotary@shaw.ca
Please let Julie know of any special dietary needs.
Mike Wutcherl will be presenting on the Exhibition Development plans and then taking everybody on a walking tour.
Special Meeting September 27, 2018 2018-09-23 06:00:00Z 0
September 13, 2018 Guest Speaker 2018-09-09 06:00:00Z 0
September Birthdays & Anniversaries 2018-09-09 06:00:00Z 0
Our exchange student Emma Arnell 2018-09-02 06:00:00Z 0
September 6, 2018 Speaker 2018-09-02 06:00:00Z 0
August 30, 2018 Speaker 2018-08-26 06:00:00Z 0
August 23, 2018 speaker 2018-08-19 06:00:00Z 0
Pincher Creek Event 2018-08-19 06:00:00Z 0
Whoop-Up Days Parade 2018-08-12 06:00:00Z 0
Last week's speaker(s) 2018-08-09 06:00:00Z 0
August's Extra Special Days Marty 2018-08-06 06:00:00Z 0
Speakers - Youth Service Committee Marty Boogaart 2018-08-06 06:00:00Z 0
About Rotary Marty Boogaart 2018-07-29 06:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker July 26, 2018 Meeting 2018-07-22 06:00:00Z 0
Digital Play Packs 2018-07-19 06:00:00Z 0
Save The Date 2018-07-15 06:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker July 19, 2018 Meeting 2018-07-15 06:00:00Z 0
2018 Waterton Glacier Peace Park Assembly 2018-07-15 06:00:00Z 0
Farewell to our Peruvian visitors 2018 2018-07-15 06:00:00Z 0
July 12, 2018 Speaker 2018-07-08 06:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos Musical Instruments 2018-07-03 06:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos Musical Instruments 2018-07-03 06:00:00Z 0
Flag Raising Ceremony 2018-07-03 06:00:00Z 0
July Birthdays and Anniversaries 2018-07-03 06:00:00Z 0
July 5, 2018 Meeting 2018-07-01 06:00:00Z 0

Club Service Committee Meeting

Club Service Committee Meeting
will be held on Monday, July 16, 2018 at 7:00pm
at Carol Kundrik's home, 10 Notre Dame Place W.
Everyone is welcome, especially new members.
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Club BBQ Social with the Visiting Peruvians

When: Saturday, July 7, 2018
Where: Pat Lowell's Home, 309 Sandstone Point South, Lethbridge
Home Phone: 403-394-4450
Need to Know: by July 3, 2018 - patlowell@shaw.ca
(how many are attending and whether you can bring a potluck salad or dessert)
The Club will provide the burgers, buns, condiments, water, ice, plates and cutlery. Seating will also be provided.
Don't forget your beverage of choice!
Club BBQ Social with the Visiting Peruvians 2018-06-24 06:00:00Z 0
June 28 Meeting 2018-06-20 06:00:00Z 0

June 21, 2018 Meeting

Cheque Presentations
by Greg Weadick
Danielle McIntyre of Interfaith Food Bank
Maral Kiani-Tari of Lethbridge Food Bank
Tony Deys of Lethbridge Therapeutic Riding Association
June 21, 2018 Meeting 2018-06-17 06:00:00Z 0

June 14, 2018 Meeting

Marlys Reynar & Wayne Brewer
Presidents Elect Vocational Talks
Passing of Gavel Presentation
Presentation of Past President Pin
June 14, 2018 Meeting 2018-06-10 06:00:00Z 0
June Birthdays and Anniversaries 2018-06-03 06:00:00Z 0

June 7, 2018 Meeting

Guest Speakers
Kathy Lewis
Library Stitching Divas Christmas Project
shared their fundraising idea for L'ARCHE Lethbridge
Interact Club
Interact Club Project over the past year and a thank you.
June 7, 2018 Meeting 2018-06-03 06:00:00Z 0

Don't Forget

We will be meeting at Nord-Bridge Seniors Centre
1904 - 13 Avenue North
Don't Forget 2018-06-03 06:00:00Z 0

May 31, 2018 Meeting

Cheque presentations to Lindsay Brown (YWCA, Girls Space), Leah Dormer (YWCA, Hestia House), Vi Knox & Sharon Loewen (Days for Girls), Mike Prociw (Young Lions Jazz) and Ken Rogers (LCI music instruments)
Farewell to Steve Oseen and Carla Trimble at Streetside Eatery.
May 31, 2018 Meeting 2018-05-27 06:00:00Z 0
Pulse Breakfast 2018-05-21 06:00:00Z 0

May 24, 2018 Guest Speakers

Logan Boras (President Interact club of Lethbridge)
Bev Hopsack (Youth Director Rotary Club of Lethbridge)
Laci Eged (Exchange Student from Hungary)
Shared what they have been doing this year.
Karen Johnson also shared a quick history about 
The Dragon Boat Festival and update for this year.
May 24, 2018 Guest Speakers 2018-05-21 06:00:00Z 0
Honouring Deane Little 2018-05-21 06:00:00Z 0

May 17, 2018 Guest Speaker

Rachael Harder MP, Lethbridge - with staff Alexandra Corrigan and Hidhi Patel
Provided updates on government issues.
May 17, 2018 Guest Speaker 2018-05-13 06:00:00Z 0

Donate Blood Today

As of today Rotary Club Lethbridge has 34 donations towards your pledge of 100 which is 34% of your pledge.
At this time of year we like to see our Partners hitting 33% of their pledge to be on track, you are well on track to meet your pledge.
We have over 650 open appointments at the Lethbridge clinic in May
that we need to fill to keep up with patient demand.
Book your Appointment Now at: https://blood.ca/en/donate
Donate Blood Today 2018-05-07 06:00:00Z 0
Emma at Orientation 2018-05-06 06:00:00Z 0
Paterson Band Concert 2018-05-04 06:00:00Z 0
May Birthdays & Anniversaries 2018-05-02 06:00:00Z 0
FASD Thank You 2018-04-29 06:00:00Z 0
May 3, 2018 Meeting 2018-04-29 06:00:00Z 0

April 26, 2018 Meeting Hilights

Pat Killoran visited and encouraged everybody to get involved in the 100 year celebration.
Guest Speaker: Kim Derksen
Shared firsthand knowledge about the Safe Site in Lethbridge, how it benefits the clients and the community.
Alan was visiting from Chapala Sunrise Mexico,
shared the work they are doing making affordable filtration devices.
April 26, 2018 Meeting Hilights 2018-04-22 06:00:00Z 0
100 Years of Rotary in Lethbridge Activities 2018-04-14 06:00:00Z 0
100 Years Apparel 2018-04-14 06:00:00Z 0
PETS 2 at District Conference 2018-04-14 06:00:00Z 0
Fireside Chat to replace this weeks morning meeting 2018-04-14 06:00:00Z 0
District Conference 2018-04-02 06:00:00Z 0
March 29, 2018 Guest Speaker 2018-03-26 06:00:00Z 0
March 15, 2018 Meeting 2018-03-11 07:00:00Z 0
Location change for meeting on March 22, 2018 2018-03-11 07:00:00Z 0
March 8, 2018 Meeting 2018-03-11 07:00:00Z 0

2017 Los Amigos Vehicle Deliveries

Posted by Richard Tamkin

Upon finishing the drive down From Lethbridge to Mazatlan, all of the vehicles were parked overnight in the parking lot of the playground named after Allan Kuechle from Grand Prairie Rotary Club, who started the vehicle convoys 15 years ago.

This newsletter reports on four of the vehicle deliveries. The remaining deliveries will be presented in the next Los Amigos newsletter.

The first week (which is the driving) was the responsibility of Alberta Rotarians and the Los Amigos project. The Rotarians from Mexico responsibility for the second week. After parking the vehicles, the drivers and ambassadors were taken to their hotel.

Next day, all Canadian representatives were returned to the park to attend the ceremonial handover of the vehicles' keys to Rotarians from each recipient town. Each town was represented by Rotarians, municipal officials, spouses, et al. Speeches were made with translators on hand. Following the ceremony, the vehicles were driven off to their new homes.

In order to formally deliver each vehicle, the drivers and ambassadors were divided into two groups. One group went north, the other went south.


The north group consisted of the firefighters and trainers who drove “their” ambulance to Culiacán. The training team had the opportunity to make this presentation. It was especially touching for the three firefighters from Lethbridge (the Trainers) who had actually driven the ambulance many times while on duty. This handover is covered in the preceding article.





The following day (week 2 day 2), the drivers and ambassadors boarded a bus and for a seven hour ride to Guadalajara via the fast toll road. They spent that night in a hill-top hotel.


Next day (week 2 day 3) the Pincher Creek ambulance was presented to the Rotary Club of Zacoalco de Torres and handed to the community of Acatlan (population 10,000). It is geographically remote with a lot of surrounding agriculture. In the past it has taken an ambulance one hour one way to respond to an emergency in Acatlan, then another hour to return to the hospital in Zacoalco. A bit of good news is that patients are stabilized at a medical clinic in Acatlan while waiting for transportation. There are 4 stabilization beds for adults, 2 for children, and a bassinet for one newborn.


The Fish Creek handibus was presented to the Rotary Club of Colima and handed to a school for disabled children in the community of Coquimatlan (one hour from Manzanillo). The school has waited three years for this; it was a 'dream come true.' There are 30 children registered and teachers have very little to work with. This handibus will enable children to go on field trips, reduce their isolation, and most importantly, get them to and from school. Many parents struggle in getting their children to school, especially during inclement weather when pushing a wheelchair in the mud is not that easy! After the official ceremony, the Mayor of Coquimatlan drove the children home using the donated handibus. It was a very celebratory yet poignant moment in time. The next article in this newsletter, written by John Fortunka of the Rotary Club Calgary Fish Creek, is a heart-warming story about this delivery.


Next day (week 2 day 4), the Cardston handibus was donated to Tlaquepaque which is on the outskirts of Guadalajara. It was donated in memory of Michael Henderson's mother, Beverley Henderson. The handibus was already booked solid for the next few days. It will be used in transporting the elderly and disabled to and from doctor appointments.


The following day (week 2 day 5) the whole group was bused back to Mazatlan.

Next morning (week 2 day 6) was the formal opening of the “proper” school to replace the “pallet school,” as mentioned in the previous newsletter. In the evening all attended the formal farewell dinner hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Mazatlan.

Next afternoon (week 2 day 7) everyone boarded a direct flight back to Calgary and home.

2017 Los Amigos Vehicle Deliveries Richard Tamkin 2018-03-10 07:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos Handbus Delivery

Posted by John Fortunka

Coquimatlan Municipality School - Monday October 23, 2017

A happy band of Rotarians and Ambassadors were eagerly greeted and welcomed by local Rotarians and staff of the Coquimatlan Municipal School . The children were in their classrooms and were excited about our visit and the anticipation of what was going to happen. The kids who attend the school have varying disabilities and are aged from around four years old to young adults. School is important to these children and adults and getting to the school from their community is not easy for them.

I want to introduce you to Mercedes, one of the younger pupils in the classroom we were invited into. This is what she had to say about her School: 

Translation: "I am Mercedes – Mechita to my friends, I am a talkative person, always wanting to be informed of everything, so I always ask questions. I insist that I come to my school from my community because I am so happy there."






The initial welcome quickly progressed to the official handover of the handibus to the school. The President of the Community was there to officially receive the keys to the vehicle and many parents and members of the local Rotary Club were also present. The school children, young adults and staff were part of the audience for the official handover. Many speeches and photos!

The President had a great idea,‘’Let's load up the handibus with some of the school pupils for a photo-shoot!’" The tailgate elevator was lowered and pupils in wheelchairs were loaded on-board. Other students climbed up the bus steps to take a seat inside. There was a look on the faces of the students that was amazing. Their eyes sparkled with pride for their new acquisition. Tears and smiles spread infectiously among the kids and adults alike. It was a special moment which touched the hearts of everyone. My Rotary Moment!

A final surprise was to follow. The President decided that as the bus was now filled he would drive those kids on board home. So off they went!


The handibus was now in Service to provide transport for these Very Special Kids to attend their Very Special School and other trips out to enrich their lives.


John Fortunka
Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek

Los Amigos Handbus Delivery John Fortunka 2018-03-10 07:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos recent travels

Here are some photos of recent trips for Los Amigos
Los Amigos visiting Fort Macleod Club
Los Amigos visiting the Okotoks Club
Los Amigos recent travels 2018-03-02 07:00:00Z 0

March 1, 2018 Meeting

Peter Imhof sharing about the family Center.
  • Thursday, March 15th
  • 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Lethbridge Lodge
Join us for an evening of Food, Fun, Fundraising and Friendship!
Family Centre is committed to using all of the resources we have to ensure a better tomorrow. We all have a stake in promoting the well-being of the families in our community. Lethbridge McDonald’s Restaurants and Family Centre have joined together to ask you to support our efforts by attending the 5th Anniversary of the McFamily Gala & Auction.
You will be served a wonderful meal by Prime Catering. With a Vintage Carnival Theme to the evening, you will find lots of different activities to experience and enjoy. See Magic Tricks done before your eyes! Have your face painted by an incredibly talented team. With a Cocktail Chic dress code, you can wear your party outfits or come straight from the office.
Bring tissues as our speakers tell their stories which bring tears to your eyes. Bring your mobile phone or device as we use the Silent Auction Program HANDBID. Bring your chequebook to support TWO great charities that support people in Southern Alberta.
Help us raise $70,000 this year to support both Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta and clients to Family Centre who rely on Early Childhood Education programs, Parent Education programs, Family Support programs including counselling services and much more.
You truly can make a difference in our community through your generous support of the 5th Anniversary McFamily Charity Gala & Auction.
Buy a Table, Bring a Friend, Take out a Sponsorship! Call Kathryn Ponomar at Family Centre 403-320-4232 ext. 207 for sponsorship packages or just more information.
March 1, 2018 Meeting 2018-03-02 07:00:00Z 0

Los Amigo Handi-Bus Delivery

Los Amigos Handi-Bus Delivery 
Coquimatlan Municipality School - Monday October 23, 2017 
A happy band of Rotarians and Ambassadors were eagerly greeted and welcomed by local Rotarians and staff of the School. The children were in their Classrooms and were excited about our visit and the anticipation of what was going to happen. The kids who attend the school have varying disabilities and are aged from around 4 years old to young adults.  School is important to these children and adults and getting to the school from their community is not easy for them.  
I want to introduce you to Mercedes – one of the younger pupils in the classroom we were invited into. This is what she had to say about her School: 
Translation ‘I am Mercedes – Mechita to my friends, I am a talkative bebe always wanting to be informed of everything, so I always ask questions. I insist that I come to my school from my community because I am so happy there’  
The initial welcome quickly progressed to the official Handover of the Handi -Bus to the school. The President of the Community was there to officially receive the keys to the vehicle and many parents and members of the local Rotary Club were also present. The school children, young adults and staff were part of the audience for the official handover. Many speeches and photos!!!! 
The President had a great idea- ‘Let’s load up the Handibus with some of the school pupils for a Foto -Shoot!!’ The tailgate elevator was lowered and pupils in wheelchairs were loaded on- board. Other students climbed up the bus steps to take a seat inside. There was a look on the faces of the students that was amazing. Their eyes sparkled with pride for their new acquisition.  Tears and smiles spread infectiously among the kids and adults alike. It was a special moment which touched the hearts of everyone!!! My Rotary Moment!! 
A final surprise was to follow: The President decided that as the bus was now filled he would drive those kids on board home. So off they went!!! 
The Handi-Bus was now in Service to provide transport for these Very Special Kids to attend their Very Special School and other trips out to enrich their lives  
John Fortunka 
Rotary Club of Calgary Fish Creek
Los Amigo Handi-Bus Delivery 2018-02-25 07:00:00Z 0
February 22, 2018 Meeting 2018-02-25 07:00:00Z 0
February 15, 2018 Meeting 2018-02-11 07:00:00Z 0
Exchange Students at February 8, 2018 Meeting 2018-02-11 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting February 1, 2018 2018-01-28 07:00:00Z 0

PBR 2018

Our annual 50/50 raffle at the PBR Enmax is March 2nd and 3rd and we need your help! 
-Workers for Friday or Saturday or both nights
-Commitment is from 5:30- 9:30 pm.
-Teams of two will be selling 50/50 tickets in a section of the Enmax. 
We will have two booths  locations with remaining locations requiring walking and steps. 
Please consider helping out, we need 14 volunteers for each night! Family and friends are welcome to volunteer too!
Please let Gwen know ASAP
PBR 2018 2018-01-28 07:00:00Z 0
Los Amigo Presentation to Mayor of Lethbridge 2018-01-28 07:00:00Z 0
Sunrise Members Helping 2018-01-14 07:00:00Z 0
January 11, 2018 Meeting 2018-01-14 07:00:00Z 0

The “Pallet” School

The University of Lethbridge Rotaract Club (ULRC) had raised funds for a school in South Sudan, but the civil war there prevented its construction. Members of the Rotary Club of Lethbridge East (RCLE) proposed to the Rotaractors that they fund a permanent structure for a poor school in Mazatlan, that was built out of shipping pallets. The ULRC agreed to this change, provided there was local Rotarian supervision in Mazatlan.
Construction of a hurricane-proof school was overseen and completed by a Mazatlan Rotarian who is also a major contractor in town. The school is a busy lively beautiful kindergarten. This school will also serve as a community emergency shelter.
In Mexico, children must attend kindergarten before they may enter grade school. To enter kindergarten children are required to wear a uniform and have a backpack filled the required school supplies. Many local parents cannot afford the uniform or the supplies, but local ‘snowbirds’ fundraise to ensure these children enter kindergarten. In Mazatlan there is a large group to permanent foreign residents plus snowbirds who organize scholarships and supplies to ensure children complete their grade school education.
The school’s new building formally opened in October 2017 and was timed to coincide with the convoy’s arrival. The two Presidents of the ULRC who were both heavily involved in project were also flown down (expenses covered by RCLE) to attend the formal opening.
L=>R: Katelyn de Boer and Katie Wilson
Katelyn and Katie attended the formal opening and in the evening, were entertained to formal dinner in a private house to thank them for the Rotaractor’s generosity. Mexican hospitality requires that visitors who bring valued gifts are specifically thanked, so the two Presidents also attended the formal dinner which marked the end of the 2017 convoy’s time in Mexico.
(Editor’s note: Mexican hospitality can sometimes seem a bit overwhelming to a foreigner, but good manners require that everyone joins in.)
The “Pallet” School 2018-01-11 07:00:00Z 0

January 4, 2017 Meeting

Ron Bunton shares a vocational talk.
\Greg Weadick presents Pat Lowell  a Paul Harris Award
January 4, 2017 Meeting 2018-01-07 07:00:00Z 0

December 21, 2017 Meeting

Posted on Dec 17, 2017
We sure did enjoy having the cast and crew from "It's a Wonderful Life" join us for breakfast.
December 21, 2017 Meeting 2017-12-17 07:00:00Z 0
No Meeting on December 28, 2017 2017-12-17 07:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos News

Received a Fire Truck on December 16, 2017 From Airdrie.
Los Amigos News 2017-12-17 07:00:00Z 0

December 14, 2017 Meeting

Annual General Meeting
Greg Weadick presents a Paul Harris to Carolyn Clark
Greg Weadick presents a Paul Harris to Gregory Tiffin
December 14, 2017 Meeting 2017-12-08 07:00:00Z 0
Victoria Park Needs some Help 2017-12-08 07:00:00Z 0
December 7, 2017 Meeting 2017-11-30 07:00:00Z 0
Christmas Brunch 2017-11-27 07:00:00Z 0

November 30, 2017 Meeting

Carolyn Clark and committee members
presented on the process of inviting new members
and the role of the Membership Committee.
November 30, 2017 Meeting 2017-11-26 07:00:00Z 0
What Happened? 2017-11-26 07:00:00Z 0

Cheque Presentations on November 23, 2017

Greg Weadick presents cheque to Debbie Deak from FASD
Greg Weadick presents cheque to Vicki Hazelwood from Lethbridge Early Years Coalition
Greg Weadick presents cheque to Angela Wilde from Westminster School for Scientists in Schools
Cheque Presentations on November 23, 2017 2017-11-26 07:00:00Z 0
November 23, 2017 Meeting 2017-11-20 07:00:00Z 0

November 23, 2017 Meeting

Terence Hochstein
from Potato Growers of Alberta presented the history, growth and impact of potato growers in Alberta's economy.
November 23, 2017 Meeting 2017-11-13 07:00:00Z 0
Christmas Wreaths 2017-11-13 07:00:00Z 0
Volunteers Needed 2017-11-12 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Membership 2017-11-12 07:00:00Z 0
November 16, 2017 Meeting 2017-11-12 07:00:00Z 0
Victoria Park Grad Fundraiser! Karen Johnson 2017-11-05 06:00:00Z 0
November 9, 2017 Meeting 2017-11-05 06:00:00Z 0

November 2, 2017 Meeting

Anna Garleff and Yvonne Barker from the Oldman Watershed Council
Shared the history of the Oldman watershed.
November 2, 2017 Meeting 2017-10-30 06:00:00Z 0
October 26, 2017 Meeting 2017-10-30 06:00:00Z 0

TheSixth Los Amigos Convoy is on the Road

Posted by Richard Tamkin
On Thursday, October 12th. another convoy headed off to Mazatlan, Mexico, thanks to the generosity of many municipalities in Southern Alberta who donated retired vehicles to this project. All these retired vehicles will have a second life working in the towns and villages of western Mexico.
This convoy consists of:
  • 3 Handibuses from the City of Lethbridge obtained by RC Lethbridge Sunrise.
  • 1 Handibus from the Town of Cardston with delivery sponsored by the Henderson family of Cardston in memory of Bev Henderson.
  • 1 Ambulance from the City of Calgary obtained by RC Calgary Fish Creek.
  • 1 Ambulance from the Town of Pincher Creek obtained by RC Pincher Creek.
  • 1 Ambulance from the City of Lethbridge obtained by RC Lethbridge Sunrise.
All of these vehicles were loaded with stretchers, back boards, turnout gear, cutters, and other useful equipment that the Mexican villages can not afford to buy. Rotarians in Mazatlan have selected the towns and villages that will receive these donated vehicles after sifting through many, many applications. The task of making these selections is left entirely to the Rotarians in Mazatlan, since they speak Spanish, know the localities and can best assess the needs.
The training programme has been expanded yet again. This time senior experienced Mexican EMS personnel will be trained to become trainers in their own locale. Alberta training manuals have been translated into Spanish for this task.
Two representatives from the truly wonderful Rotaract Club at the University of Lethbridge will be flying down to attend the formal opening of a primary school, for which they financed the construction. Instead of a rickety “school” built of shipping pallets and tarpaulins there is now a solid masonry school with a concrete roof, which is also designed as a hurricane shelter for the local community. The Rotaract Club should be very proud of themselves.
TheSixth Los Amigos Convoy is on the Road Richard Tamkin 2017-10-22 06:00:00Z 0
It's A Wonderful Life 2017-10-15 06:00:00Z 0

Los Amigos 2017 Project

Los Amigos departed right after the meeting on October 12, 2017. Wishing them all a safe journey. Can't wait for updates.
Los Amigos 2017 Project 2017-10-12 06:00:00Z 0
President Elect Co-Chair announced 2017-10-08 06:00:00Z 0
Westminister Breakfast Club 2017-09-27 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute 2017-09-27 06:00:00Z 0
Hands Across the Border 2017-09-26 06:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker on September 28, 2017 2017-09-24 06:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker Sept. 21, 2017 2017-09-18 06:00:00Z 0

Fresh Fruit Friday

Greg Tiffin from Rotary Club of Lethbridge Sunrise supporting Fresh Fruit Fridays at Senator Buchanan Elementary School. Basket of fruit presented to the principal, Dawn Ronne
Fresh Fruit Friday 2017-09-18 06:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos Vehicle Cleaning 2017-09-18 06:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos Media Lunch 2017-09-04 06:00:00Z 0
Guest speaker on September 7, 2017 2017-09-04 06:00:00Z 0

Banner from Brazil

Banner from Brazilian Club presented to Wayne Brewer by Taylor Fulton.
Banner from Brazil 2017-09-04 06:00:00Z 0

August 31, 2017 Speaker

Thank you Craig Cooper from the U of L
 for your Presentation on the Destination Project.
August 31, 2017 Speaker 2017-08-27 06:00:00Z 0
Welcome Caroline 2017-08-27 06:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos Pot Luck Barbecue 2017-08-20 06:00:00Z 0
August 17, 2017: Leaders of tomorrow 2017-08-13 06:00:00Z 0

Senior HockeyAssociaton

August 10,2017: Thank for sharing about the Seniors Hockey Association
Rob Zintel, Brian Treadwell & Gordon Pickles
Senior HockeyAssociaton 2017-08-13 06:00:00Z 0
Thank You A&W 2017-08-13 06:00:00Z 0

Club Service Committee

We are having another club service committee meeting on August 15, 2017 at Erica's house at 36 Moonlight Blvd at 6:30 pm.  Our Committee plans the program for the weekly meetings.  All club members are welcome to attend this meeting.  If you have ideas about speakers but aren't able to attend please let one of the committee members know your idea.  At present the committee consists of Don Robb, Carol Kundrik, Richard Tamkin, Julie Smith, Erica Cormack and Krystal Cruikshank - hopefully we haven't missed anyone.
Club Service Committee Carol Kundrik 2017-07-28 06:00:00Z 0

Let's Showcase our Volunteer activities

Volunteer Lethbridge and Lethbridge East are promoting a Photo Page celebrating Volunteers in Lethbridge.  There will be a booth at Whoop up Days where the photos will be displayed along with information about the organization. This is a good way to promote our motto Service above Self and to support a very important organization in our community. If you have any good pictures of members of our club volunteering for an event please go to the link below and upload your photos.
Let's Showcase our Volunteer activities Carol Kundrik 2017-07-28 06:00:00Z 0
Bella's Rotary Activities 2017-07-15 06:00:00Z 0
Last Week: Bella speaks of her Canadian adventures 2017-07-13 06:00:00Z 0
Taylor Fulton spoke of her Brazilian adventures 2017-07-06 06:00:00Z 0

June 8 - Community Group Day

The Thursday 8 June 2017 meeting is Community Groups day when we will present cheques to various community organizations.
June 8 - Community Group Day 2017-06-08 06:00:00Z 0
Thursday 1 June 2017 - Youth Day 2017-06-01 06:00:00Z 0

Vehicles To/From

Posted by Richard Tamkin
The red numbers before the Community name refers to the location number on the map.
The number after the => arrow shows the number of vehicles at that community.
Year 2011 - 3 vehicles
Recipient Community
School Bus
 6. Escuinapa, Sinaloa
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Lethbridge Sunrise
School Bus
 8. Tepic, Nayarit
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Lethbridge Sunrise
School Bus
 5. El Rosario, Sinaloa
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Lethbridge Sunrise
Year 2012 - 4 vehicles
Recipient Community
Fire Truck
17. Mazamitla, Jalisco
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Lethbridge Sunrise
Fire Truck
15. Jocotepec, Jalisco
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Lethbridge Sunrise
11. Ameca, Jalisco
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Lethbridge Sunrise
 9. La Yesca, Nayarit
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Lethbridge Sunrise
Year 2013 - 4 vehicles
Recipient Community
15. Jocotepec, Jalisco
Fort Macleod Handbus Assoc. &
RC of Fort Macleod
 8. Tepic, Nayarit
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Lethbridge Sunrise
16. Tapalpa, Jalisco
Town of Taber      
 6. Escuinapa, Sinaloa
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Lethbridge Sunrise
Year 2014 - 6 vehicles
Recipient Community
13. Acatlan de Juarez, Jalisco
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Lethbridge Sunrise
 7. Rosa Morada, Nayarit
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Lethbridge Sunrise
 4. Palmillas, Sinaloa
Town of Taber
 2. Culiacan, Sinaloa
Town of Taber
 2. Culiacan, Sinaloa
Pincher Creek Handibus Assoc. &
MD of PC   RC of Pincher Creek
 1. Navolato, Sinaloa
Cardston Handibus Assoc. &
RC of Cardston
Year 2014 - 4 vehicles
Recipient Community
Fire Truck
 2. Culiacan, Sinaloa
Town of Jasper &
RC of Lethbridge Sunrise
Fire Truck
 8. Tepic, Nayarit
Willow Creek MD &
RC of Fort Macleod
12. Tepatitlan de Morelos, Jalisco
Willow Creek MD &
RC of Fort Macleod
 8. Tepic, Nayarit
Pincher Creek Fire and EMS &
RC of Pincher Creek
Year 2016 - 8 vehicles
Recipient Community
1995 Fire Truck
 3. Mazatlan, Sinaloa
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Lethbridge Sunrise
2011 Ambulance
12. Tepatitlan de Morelos, Jalisco
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Lethbridge Sunrise
1985 Fire Truck
 2. Culiacan, Sinaloa
M.D. of Taber &
RC of Lethbridge Sunrise
2007 Handibus
 2. Culiacan, Sinaloa
Calgary Handibus Assoc. &
RC of Calgary Fish Creek
2001 Ambulance
10. Jala, Nayarit
M.D. of Cardston &
RC of Cardston
2007 Handibus
14. Zacoalco de Torres, Jalisco
Calgary Handibus Assoc. &
 RC of Coaldale
2007 Handibus
 1. Navolato, Sinaloa
Calgary Handibus Assoc. &
RC of Calgary West
1994 Handibus
12. Tepatitlan de Morelos, Jalisco
Pincher Creek Handibus Society
& RC of Pincher Creek
Year 2017 - 6 vehicles
Recipient Community
Coaldale Handibus Association
& RC of Coaldale
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Sunrise
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Sunrise
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Sunrise
City of Lethbridge &
RC of Sunrise
Pincher Creek Fire and EMS &
RC of Pincher Creek
The red number before the Community name refers to the location number on the map.
The number after the => arrow shows the number of vehicles at that community.
Vehicles To/From Richard Tamkin 2017-05-31 06:00:00Z 0

Pictures of Vehicles on Locations

Posted by Richard Tamkin
In early May two Rotarians from Lethbridge returned from a one week inspection tour of the 29 vehicles “Los Amigos” has driven down to Mazatlan in the past 6 years. Your editor is very happy to report that all 29 vehicles are well maintained and working on a daily basis. All vehicles are operated by authorized mature drivers, licensed, insured and are kept in sound operating condition. More importantly - each is highly valued by its community. The names of each Canadian town that donated the individual vehicle are each clearly displayed which show the local Mexicans on a daily basis that Canadians are their friends. Surely that alone has to make the “Los Amigos” project one of Canada’s better aid projects.

The Pincher Creek ambulance is being used.

The UofL Rotaract Club made possible this dramatic improvement. No wonder that Club has been awarded a prize for being the best Rotaract Club in North America and the Caribbean. Congratulations. Rotaract’s financing made these buildings possible and local Rotary connections supervised everything. So – connections work!
Below are “before” and “after” photos showing on the right the original school built of simple local materials with a dirt floor and a questionable roof. On the left is the new replacement school which also serves as a hurricane shelter for the local impoverished population. Now their children have a better chance of an improved life.

The Taber ambulance is well cared for and valued.

One of Lethbridge’s ambulances is earning its retirement to Mexico.

One of Cardston’s donations is at work.

Fort Macleod’s fire truck is still in service and will be for many more years.

Just to makes sure the ordinary Mexicans know who their friends are.

Other Pincher Creek donations enjoying a Mexican retirement.
Pictures of Vehicles on Locations Richard Tamkin 2017-05-31 06:00:00Z 0
Los Amigos thanks Alberta's Community Initiatives Program 2017-05-17 06:00:00Z 0

Speaker 27 April 2017: Glenn Klassen - Lethbridge Symphony

Glenn Klassen is the music director of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra.
Glenn Klassen was appointed Music Director of the Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra in 2003.  Previously held positions include: Music Director of the Rochester Symphony (Michigan), Mason Community, Mennonite Community and, Manitoba Conservatory of Arts and Music Orchestras, Associate Conductor of the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Conductor with the National Academy Orchestra at the Boris Brott Summer Music Festival. As a guest conductor he has performed with: the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, Helena Symphony, Traverse Symphony, and return engagements with the Mennonite Community and the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestras.
A native of Manitoba, Glenn relocated to Michigan in 1997 pursuing graduate studies at Michigan State University.  While at Michigan State, he was Assistant Conductor and led the University’s Symphony, Chamber, Philharmonic and Campus Orchestras and also worked with the Opera Theatre Department.  He graduated with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2002.
Glenn has also been an active choral conductor and since 2003 has been the music director of Vox Musica.  Memorable choral experiences include working with renowned conductors Robert Shaw and Helmuth Rilling. Glenn has also served as interim conductor of the U of L Wind Orchestra during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 academic years.
Glenn resides in Lethbridge together with his wife Sandra.
Speaker 27 April 2017: Glenn Klassen - Lethbridge Symphony 2017-04-27 06:00:00Z 0
Speaker 20 April 2017: Roy Pogorzelski - Inclusion in our Community 2017-04-20 06:00:00Z 0

Speaker 13 April 2017: Dana Inkster - Galt Museum

Dana Inkster was born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario and focused on political studies during her undergraduate education at Queen's University, and in her  graduate studies at Concordia University and at the University of Lethbridge. She has extensive experience in the film industry and in fund development for nonprofits. She has lived in Lethbridge since 2005 is currently the Marketing & Communications Officer at the Galt Museum & Archives.
Speaker 13 April 2017: Dana Inkster - Galt Museum 2017-04-13 06:00:00Z 0
Outbound Student Orientation Weekend 2017-03-26 06:00:00Z 0

Bella on Ice

Global News interviews Bella after The Plunge
Bella on Ice 2017-02-09 07:00:00Z 0
This week's speaker is Angela Wilde (26 Jan 2017) 2017-01-26 07:00:00Z 0
Honduras Economic & Community Development Project Progress 2017-01-15 07:00:00Z 0
Christmas PARTY TIME with Sunrise 2016-12-19 07:00:00Z 0

Christmas Social - Sunday 18 Dec 2016

Posted on Dec 18, 2016
This year's Christmas Brunch is:
  • at Myrna's home 3114 South Parkside Drive (thank you Myrna!)
  • 11:00 am Sunday 18 December 2016
Christmas Social - Sunday 18 Dec 2016 2016-12-18 07:00:00Z 0
Annual General Meeting this week (8 Dec 2016) 2016-12-08 07:00:00Z 0
Trevor Lewington is this week's speaker (1 Dec 2016) 2016-12-01 07:00:00Z 0
Last Week's Fireside Chat 2016-11-27 07:00:00Z 0
No Meeting 24 Nov 2016 - Fireside Chat Day 2016-11-24 07:00:00Z 0
Michelle Day is this week's speaker (17 Nov 2016) 2016-11-17 07:00:00Z 0
Kathleen Sheppard is this week's speaker (10 Nov 2016) 2016-11-10 07:00:00Z 0

**No meeting this week (3 Nov 2016)**

No meeting this week.
We are joining forces with Lethbridge East in order to have Past District Governor (PDG), Steve Rickard come down from Calgary to do a presentation on Microfinance.  We want our members to go to the meeting on Nov 1, 2016 at the Exhibition Saddle Room at 6:00 pm.
The HECD Program
The multi-year Honduras Economic and Community Development program (HECD) has been supporting the development of microfinancing in Honduras since 2014. The District 5360 Microfinance Task Force (MTF) has continued to expand its mandate to address new areas of need for financing in Honduras.  
Phases I and II of the HECD program have been successfully completed, and Phase III is now entering the implementation stage, having just received funding from The Rotary Foundation (TRF) via a Global Grant. The initial phases of HECD addressed the need for providing small loans to family-based businesses (Trust Groups) through our Honduran Non Profit, Non Government Organization (NGO) - Institute for Development in Honduras (IDH). The HECD program has leveraged its partnership with Opportunity International Canada (OIC) to transfer the loan portfolio funds to IDH. It enabled loans in the capital Tegucigalpa, and a new branch in Santa Barbara. While these loans led to local employment and improved the lives of thousands of families, a new opportunity has been identified through Phase IV of the HECD program to expand the scope of microfinancing to have an even greater positive impact on local economies and families.
Learn more about this program and how your club can get involved.
When:  November 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Where:  Rotary Club of Lethbridge East – Lethbridge Exhibition (Saddle Room)
Who: Steve Rickard and Ken Montgomery from the HECD Program
**No meeting this week (3 Nov 2016)** 2016-11-03 06:00:00Z 0
Mayor Spearman is this week's speaker (27 Oct 2016) 2016-10-27 06:00:00Z 0

Shaun Dowell is this week's speaker (20 Oct 2016)

Shawn Dowell will speak about Techbridge Makerspace
Makerspaces, sometimes also referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs are creative, DIY spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn. In libraries they often have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more.
Shaun Dowell is this week's speaker (20 Oct 2016) 2016-10-20 06:00:00Z 0
Daryn Wenaas is this week's speaker (13 Oct 2016)  2016-10-13 06:00:00Z 0
Bella at Illuminasia 2016-10-01 06:00:00Z 0
Berga Moen Receives Paul Harris +1 Recognition 2016-09-18 06:00:00Z 0
This week's speaker (Thus 15 Sept 2016) is DG Neil Berg 2016-09-15 06:00:00Z 0

Mosaic has arrived!

A great turnout for the Rotary Club of Lethbridge Mosaic's official inauguration.
Mosaic president John Pogorzelski received Mozaic's official charter from DG Neil Berg.
Lethbridge Rotary Club's president, and Assistant District Governor (ADG), Robin Hood were also at the meeting.