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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 May 14 Meeting

  1. Meeting starts at 12:00 PM
  2. Lunch is... whatever you bring and are willing to eat on camera in front of your closest Rotarian friends!
  3. Topics of the Day:

In Case You Missed It...

The recording of the May 7 meeting can be found here.  Pat Hansard was officially inducted into Rotary and we discussed our COVID-19 relief efforts and fundraising to support them.
Celebrating Volunteers
A letter from The Honourable Leela Sharon Aheer, Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women...
Volunteers are the foundation of our community life, and Alberta is proud to celebrate the incredible contributions Albertans make through a wide range of volunteering activities – whether simply caring for one another, or pitching in to help our local community organizations support those that are most vulnerable.
Albertans have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic but continue to demonstrate resilience and compassion for one another during this time of crisis. Premier Jason Kenney has issued a call to Albertans to help out however they can during this time of crisis, recognizing that our first priority is the health and safety of Albertans. All Albertans are encouraged to follow the advice of Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Deena Hinshaw, for social distancing, limiting the number of people in public spaces and wearing masks in crowded places. Guidelines for safe volunteering are available on 
Summary of COVID-19 Support in April
The Rotary Club of Spruce Grove has answered the community's call for support as we grapple with the public health, social, and economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency.  In April, our club members volunteered in many ways to help those in need.  Highlights include picking up hampers at the food bank to deliver them to those who couldn't pick them up for themselves, delivering brown bag lunches to families in need of nutritional support, assisting Canadian Blood Services to ensure their recent donation clinic was healthy and safe for donors, and providing messages of support to front-line workers.
Thanks to our club's financial supporters and the generosity of Rotarians, our club was able to support the following community organizations providing vital relief services to the people of Spruce Grove and surrounding area.
Auggie's CafeProviding brown-bag lunches to people needing food support$4,200
Parkland Pregnancy Support CentreProviding baby supplies, consumables and food to families expecting or who have recently had babies$4,500
Engage Network ChurchProviding food hampers to people needing food support$1,800
Tri-Region Pay Forward Kindness SocietyProviding supports to unsheltered people in the region$1,000
Tri-Community Adult Learning AssociationProviding wireless hubs and devices to households without Internet connections$1,000
Compassionate ConnectionsProviding furniture and household items to families with children$1,000
Parkland Food BankProviding food hampers to people needing food support$1,000
TOTAL $14,500
Masks and Gloves
Rotarian Bill Steinburg would like to ask Rotarians who may have spare paper masks or rubber/latex/nitrile gloves (or would like to go on a treasure hunt for them!), St. Michael's Grove Manor could use them.  You can reach out to Bill Steinburg if you can help:
We've launched our social media project to show gratitude to essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In conjunction, we've also expanded our social media presence.  You can now follow the club @SGRotaryClub on Twitter and Instagram in addition to finding us on Facebook.  Here's how you can participate:
  1. On your own Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account (or all three!), share a gratitude message about an individual or a vocation that you want to recognize.  Make sure your post includes "@SGRotaryClub #ServiceAboveSelfSG" so that it shows up on our club's feed as well and gets associated with the hash tag.
  2. You can also go to the club's Facebook's page and type your message where it says "Write a post..".  Still be sure to include the hashtag #ServiceAboveSelfSG.
  3. If you're not inclined to use social media yourself, simply email President Brad your message and he'll post it as the club.  Let me know if you want it attributed to you or if you want it anonymous.
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!!!!
Although every effort is made to ensure that the content of this eBulletin is faithful to the Rotary Four Way Test, readers should be aware that this publication is not the official record of decisions made by the Rotary Club of Spruce Grove.  The approved minutes of the Club constitute the one and only such record.