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Jun 25, 2020
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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!
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 11 Meeting

  1. Meeting starts at 12:00 PM
  2. Lunch is... probably soup if you're Tony Zeglen.
  3. Guest Speaker: Pat Hansard will give her classification speech!

In Case You Missed It...

The recording of the June 4 meeting can be found here.  We discussed a new project in support of You Can Ride 2 and got to know a little more about Rotarians in a "Who's Who?" game.
Positive Peace at a Time of COVID-19
This is a critical time to come together to hear each other. Join online for insights and conversation with our three speakers on Positive Peace at this Time of COVID-19. You will gain an understanding of Positive Peace; what Rotary is doing to promote peace and what you can do.
Our new physically distant reality has presented us all with challenges and threats to social cohesion. Rotary has a local and global role to be catalysts for improving equity and empathy.
Please join us online for this 60 minute conversation.
June 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM PDT (2:00 PM EDT)
Member Transfer
Past President and District 5370 Youth Services Director Tammy Svenningsen has transferred to the Rotary Club of Parkland After Dark.  Changing life circumstances make that club a better fit for her.  She said the decision to transfer was a difficult one and that she values the relationships she has built with Rotarians in our club.  Wish her well and continue to grow those relationships as she embarks on this new path in Rotary!
Amarok School Partnership
From John Oldham:
The partnership with our club and the Rotary Clubs of Stony Plain, Parkland After Dark and St. Albert Saint City has been established for the school year of 2021. 
We have applied for matching District Grants. If the District Grants come through we will have grants of 50% of the total cost of $10 000.00 per year for our school. That means $1 250.00 per club. 
I think this is a great model and partnership at a very reasonable cost for the sponsorship of a school.
Teach a women...change the world 
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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