Speaker Date Topic
Enya Oppermann Oct 24, 2018
Rotary Youth Exchange
Rotary Youth Exchange

Enya will be doing her youth exchange initial presentation to help us get to know her better.

Hallowe'en Happy Hour Oct 31, 2018
Please come dressed as your favourite hero (or philanthropist). We will try to guess who you are!!

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OR this?  hmmm
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Mary Moran Nov 07, 2018
Olympic Bid
Olympic Bid

Hot topic.  Will be interesting to learn more on this topic.  Tickets are $40/person and can be purchased through Eventbrite via the link below



Mary Moran was appointed in late July 2018 to lead Calgary’s effort to finalize a bid for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.  Ms. Moran was an inspired choice for this position, given her passion for Calgary and her depth of knowledge about the city, her blend of business and marketing skills, her specialized economic development  expertise and her own personal lifelong relationship with high-performance sport and its benefits.  As President and CEO of Calgary Economic Development since 2015 and their VP of Marketing for several years before that, Mary knows what makes a great city. She has competed against cities around the world to attract top talent and leading companies to Calgary. During Mary’s tenure, Calgary has risen to a fourth place ranking in a recent CNN ranking of the world’s most livable cities.
Mary also brings extensive leadership experience in the development of strategy, marketing and stakeholder relations with leading companies including TELUS, Delta Hotels, Canadian Airlines and WARDAIR. Mary holds an MBA from Royal Roads University and she is active in the Calgary community.  She is a director on several non-profit boards in the arts, sport, social services and business sectors. She is also a past president of Ronald McDonald House Southern Alberta.
With a deep personal love of sport and physical activity, Mary remains an active competitive figure skater as [the oldest] member of the [name] synchronized skating team. She is also an avid skier and dedicated runner.


Jolleen Gaetz Nov 14, 2018
Society for Treatment of Autism
Wilner Pagaling Nov 21, 2018
Bread Beyond Borders

Bread without Borders is a non-partisan community based organization. It is composed of volunteers working to mobilize resources from donors to ensure that orphans and other vulnerable children have a chance to excel in life.

Andrea Wall/ Kristen Dodds Nov 28, 2018
United Way Community Hubs Project

The Community Hubs initiative is a partnership between United Way of Calgary and Area, The City of Calgary, and Rotary Club of Calgary, in support of the Enough for All Strategy, specifically:

  1. All Calgary communities are strong, supportive, and inclusive
  2. Everyone in Calgary can easily access the right supports, services, and resources

“This is the first partnership of its kind in Canada where a United Way, municipal government, and service club are taking on a neighbourhood initiative at this scale,” says Karen Young, President, United Way of Calgary and Area. “2016 was a foundational year with the investment in the first two hub sites at Village Square, and 1000 Voices at the Genesis Centre. We look forward to building on and learning from these models as we work with communities to activate the other sites.”

Acting as a ‘community living room’ of sorts, Community Hubs are easily accessible gathering places for residents to connect, socialize, plan, and host community activities. They will house resources and services identified as needed by the community, and serve as a platform to ignite conversations on things with local impact.

Education, employment, financial literacy, resident involvement and leadership; kids recreation programs, childcare, and youth initiatives; counselling, food hamper distribution, connecting isolated seniors, and assisting new immigrant families. These are just some of the things Community Hubs are looking at offering with the goal of helping individuals and communities thrive.

The true power of Community Hubs lies in their uniqueness to reflect local needs and desires. Empowering residents to shape and build the kind of community they want to live in and raise their families in.

Greg Hovdebo Dec 05, 2018
Stay in School Program
The  Stay In School Program is a mentoring program that is intended to engage Aboriginal youth early, work with them to keep them in school and drive up high school graduation rates within this community.  
Jim Force Dec 12, 2018
Classification Talk
No Meeting in lieu of Christmas Party Dec 19, 2018
Christmas Break: No Meeting Dec 26, 2018
Happy Holiday Season
New Year's Break: No Meeting Jan 02, 2019
See you all in the New Year!!