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Jul 31, 2020
3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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IMPORTANT: New Zoom Link for Weekly Meetings
Zoom has changed its security settings and that has necessitated that we change the link to the weekly meetings.  This new link will remain the same every week, so keep it handy.  If you ever forget it, you can visit and click About Our Club - Meeting Info and Location.
If you already have the Zoom app on your device, you can join by entering the meeting ID and password.
Meeting ID: 8320 2844 582
Password: 658203
Changeover Meeting
On Thursday, June 25, we will put down our iPads, close our laptops, and come together again in person to celebrate the end of this Rotary year and the beginning of the new one.  Jan Gillett and her husband Randall have agreed to host us outdoors at their place that Thursday evening.  Full event details and social distancing guidelines are in an email invitation you would have received already, and a link to the event can be found in the sidebar of this Rotary RAP email.  There will be no Thursday Zoom meeting at noon on Thursday, June 25.
This Week and Last Week
As we continue to meet on Zoom, please be reminded that you can join the meeting this week and every week at  If you already have the Zoom app on your computer or mobile, you can enter the meeting ID directly: 602-710-507.

At the June 18 Meeting

  1. Meeting starts at 12:00 PM
  2. Guest Speaker: Teena Hughson from the Jessica Martel Memorial Foundation will speak to us about the new shelter that opened in Morinville, Jessie's House.

In Case You Missed It...

The recording of the June 11 meeting can be found here.  New Rotarian, Pat Hansard, gave her classification speech.
Tri-CALA Thanks Rotary
(received via Anne, member of the COVID-19 Relief Committee)
Good morning Anne.  I wanted to update you on our Laptop initiatives that the Rotary Sponsorship has helped to develop.  I am very pleased to say that TriCALA has secured 2 Smart WiFi Hubs to provide internet service to those who require it along with the use of our laptops.  Also, in partnership with Parkland County Libraries, we have started a new initiative called Tech Drive, where we will take our internet and laptops to where they are needed.  Both initiatives have been made possible with the donation from Spruce Grove Rotary.  We were able to secure the Hubs, purchase tables and chairs, and a portable power supply for our Tech Drive and get both initiatives off the ground.  We are very grateful to your sponsorship to both these initiatives.
Brenda Adams, Executive Director
Tri-Community Adult Learning Association
Sitting Around?  U of L Study Wants to Know
(received via the club's website)
Good Morning,
My name is Wes Bowie. I am a fourth-year undergraduate student in the department of Kinesiology and Physical education at the University of Lethbridge studying older adult’s motives to limit daily sitting time. I am inviting any older adults’ (65 years or older) to participate in a study that will take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. Older adults of any fitness level are encouraged to participate. Data collected from the survey will be used to design a tool to assess why older adults choose to reduce daily sitting time. Participation will be voluntary and confidential. In appreciation for your time spent completing this survey, each participant will be entered into a draw for one of four $25 VISA gift cards. There are no anticipated risks to taking part in this survey and you may withdraw at any time. You will not be asked to provide any personal information that will reveal your identity. Responses and contact information will be kept separate on a locked computer that researchers will have access to. If you have any questions about the study or are interested in the findings, you may contact us at or 403-332-5207. You may also contact the Office of Research Ethics at the University of Lethbridge at or 403-329-2747 if you have questions about your rights as a participant. This research has been reviewed for ethical acceptability and approved by the University of Lethbridge Human Subject Research Committee. If you would be interested in completing the survey, please go to the following URL: Thank you in advance for your participation.
Wes Bowie B.Sc. Student in Kinesiology
Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
University of Lethbridge
4401 University Drive
W. Lethbridge, AB Canada, T1K 3M
RI Convention 2020 Goes Virtual
The 2020 Rotary International Convention that was to be held in Honolulu, Hawaii last week has had some of its content moved online later this month, from June 20-26.  You can watch the live sessions or pre-recorded ones, and some Rotarians have expressed a desire to get together for some watch parties.  We'll talk more about this at the meeting on Thursday, June 11.  See for more details!
Guess Who Trivia 
If members would like to be included in the “Guess Who” trivia, I need them to email me (at the following:
One or more interesting facts about themselves that may not be well known; and
Up to 3 hints to help members guess who they are.
Summary of COVID-19 Support in May
In May, our club continued its financial support for organizations responding to the social and economic problems presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Recognizing our community's strong ties to Ft. McMurray and the compounding effect of the COVID-19 pandemic's consequences have on the flooding that occurred there, the club directed $1000 to those relief efforts.  We also adjusted our plans at the last minute and have held back some planned funding for May as we learned of the Alberta Government CIP grant funding announcements.  We want to ensure we can maximize positive impacts from our donations to agencies to the community by considering how all funders are responding to meet needs.  The COVID-19 Response Committee continues to analyze the developing situation and we will provide another update in June.
Auggie's CafeProviding brown-bag lunches to people needing food support$1,200
Parkland Pregnancy Support CentreProviding baby supplies, consumables and food to families expecting or who have recently had babies$2,000
Disaster Aid CanadaFt. McMurray Flood Relief Fund$1,000
Tri-Community Adult Learning AssociationTables and chairs to support roving Internet connection stations$1,000
TOTAL $5,200
Playing Party Games With Friends and Family Online
At last week's meeting, we played a game of Quiplash in our Zoom meeting to demonstrate how you can play online party games with friends and family online.  Though we played a game that had to be bought, you can find plenty of free online games or even play traditional party games like Charades or board games with a little creative improvisation.  You also don't have to be using Zoom.  Any other online meeting apps like FaceTime, Google Meet, Skype, and more, can be used for this purpose.  Any app that allows screen sharing and/or video sharing will do the trick.
Jackbox Games, the makers of Quiplash, have put together a guide to illustrate how to play their games online with Zoom.  In addition, this article from Good Housekeeping provides a list of games, online and traditional, that you can play online.  Again, they highlight Zoom, but any videoconferencing app should work.
Have fun!
Have Information for The Rotary RAP?
Have a Rotary Story, pictures from a Rotary Social and/or information for the Rotary RAP?  
Send me (Krista) an email: by Sunday evenings at the latest so that I can include it in the weekly RAP on Mondays!
Thanks everyone!!!!
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