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May 16, 2019
Heritage Fund Investment Co-Op
May 23, 2019
Update on local RCMP Initiatives
May 30, 2019
Direction of the Family Violence Work that our Club wants to help with.
Jun 06, 2019
Parkland Food Bank
Jun 13, 2019
the Nelson Homestead
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Upcoming Events
Club Assembly
May 30, 2019
Board Meeting
Jun 11, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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Rotary Links
Rotary Global Rewards
District 5370 Website
My Rotary (Rotary International) Member Access
Rotary Run for Life
Spruce Grove Weather
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Attendance at Weekly Meetings
Just a quick reminder that if you are going to be away and won't be attending a weekly meeting, can you please indicate by clicking the "Can't Make It" Button.  The email comes out on Fridays and is called the "February Rotary Meetings" or whichever month it is.  The email comes from Crystal Desilets.  I use this info for informing Shotz how many people will be there for lunch.
Volunteer Opportunity with You Can Ride 2
From Brad:

There are still volunteer positions available for April 6. If you would like to complete your volunteer commitment or get additional volunteer hours please consider signing up here:

We need around 25 more volunteers total, including the payments station, bike loader/parking lot attendants, mechanics, quality control, and clean up. Please note that having someone volunteer on behalf of your child is a great way to get volunteer hours if you personally are unable to volunteer. Many families have friends, neighbours, colleagues, or older siblings (16 and older please) volunteer on behalf of their child participating in the program.

If you have any questions please contact


You Can Ride 2 team

Tickets for the Community Appreciation Gala
Ticket books now available from Jan.  You can contact him directly or you can pick them up at the lunch meetings.  
How to Reduce Honour Based Violence - The Paristi Project
Meena Deccan gave a very interesting talk about how to reduce honor based violence.  She gave those in attendance much to think about in regards to the definition of honor based violence and the victims of this violence.  She was a very engaged speaker and there was much discussion after the main talk.  If you would like to know more, how you can help or to have Meena speak at a meeting or event, please find her contact info above.
Blood Donor Clinic Update
From Judy:
 I have had a conversation with my Canadian Blood Services (CBS) liaison lady after the clinic on February 1. Those of you who gave your
                volunteer time that evening know that, except for handing out snacks, we had very little to do. The lady in charge that evening basically
                took away those first two stations that we have covered for 25 years. I was really concerned. I had asked for your time and you were not
                needed.... but we were not informed of these changes ahead of time.
                In chatting with my liaison, I have learned that this is coming from their head office, that we are not required to do those first two
                stations in the future. All they expect of us now is manning (person-ing) the snack table.
                After our strategic planning evening where we expressed the value of the Club members being in the public view, this is not good.
                So at this point, unless you direct me otherwise, I will only ask one or two people to come for each shift to do the snacks. I know
                that we offer “the best” snacks as I am told that by donors and CBS staff all the time.
                But... A disappointing change, for sure.
Upcoming Dates for Blood Donor Clinics (all held at the Holy Trinity Catholic Church)
Friday, April 5, 2019               3:30 to 7:30 p.m.         
Friday, June 28, 2019             3:30 to 7:30 p.m.          
Friday, August 30, 2019        3:30 to 7:30 p.m.          
Friday, November 1, 2019    3:30 to 7:30 p.m.          
Friday, December 20, 2019   3:30 to 7:30 p.m.         
Friday, February 14, 2020     3:30 to 7:30 p.m.          
Upcoming Things to Consider

March 14th Natasha Rychlik: My Path Program - an alternative choice for students in the region.  atasha Rychilk is the founder and Executive Director of the My Path Learning Society.  This program is currently in its first year and is a home-schooling based blended alternative program.  Students attend half days at the Stony Creek School with Parkland School Division to learn core subjects and then spend their afternoons learning through various activities like dance, theatre, martial arts, community service etc.  

March 21stBrett Esslinger: Engage Bus.  Seeing a need for transporation to and from our local food back, Brett Esslinger and his team of amazing community-minded citizens bought a bus and got to work.  He will share with us his journey in getting this project off the ground.  The inspirational story of the power of a small group of citizens with a common goal.

March 28th - Club Assembly

April 4thArlene Lauer-Krueger CAREERS: The Next Generation, Connecting Students to Employers.  Check out

April 11thJan Gillet: Parkland Pregnancy Support.  Jan Gillet saw a need in the Tri-region to support pregnant women who may not have support otherwise.  She founded and continues to run the Parkland Pregnancy Support Centre.  Come and listen to her journey and share in her stories of success and love.


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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