Title Author Date
Mustard Seed Event
Under Wayne Wiebe's direction, a group of Chinook Rotarians headed over to the Mustard Seed location in the Foothills Industrial park.  They served up over 250 meals and cleaned up after the meal service.  Great job guys!
Mustard Seed Event Stephen Pick 2016-02-01 07:00:00Z
Pizza and Beer @ Tonkinson's
Over 50 Rotarians and spouses had a great fellowship evening at Tonkinson's.
Great Pizza and besides beer wine was available.  Even slippers were provided as you came in from the cold.  Only pop was in short supply!  Then there were "beer and Pizza" socks to see.
Thanks Bev and Anthony for hosting a fun evening for all who attended.
Pizza and Beer @ Tonkinson's Stephen Pick 2016-02-01 07:00:00Z
Interact Update
Chinook Rotary sponsors and supports two Interact Clubs.  This is a short update on what one of these clubs is currently up to.
Interact Update Barry Korpatnisky 2016-01-29 07:00:00Z
Rotary Fellowships

Rotary Fellowships are independent groups that share common interests. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends all over the world, and:

  • Share a common interest in recreational activities, sports, hobbies, or professions
  • Further vocational development with others in the same profession or field
  • Enhance your Rotary experience by exploring new opportunities and making connections around the world

Each fellowship functions independently of Rotary International – establishing its own rules, dues requirements, and administrative structure. Membership is open to Rotarians, their family members, as well as participants and alumni of all other Rotary and Foundation programs. This now means that Interactors, Rotaractors, as well as Youth Exchange students, are eligible along with anyone who has participated in a Rotary-sponsored program.

Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends all over the world.

Fellowships must have an international scope, with active members in at least three countries. You can find a list of fellowships on Rotary.org.

Fellowships cover a huge range of topics and hobbies.  From golf to wine tasting, from recreational vehicles to beer or bird watching.  You can find a Fellowship that fits your lifestyle and add it to your vacation plans.  


Rotary Fellowships Stephen Pick 2016-01-29 07:00:00Z
2016 - 2017 Rotary International Theme
2016 - 2017 Rotary International Theme Stephen Pick 2016-01-29 07:00:00Z
The Rotary Foundation
Recently all members should have received on update on their status with TRF.  Plus a Rotary Direct form – this was included as a gentle nudge to get members to sign up for the monthly (even quarterly and annually) plan.  $15.00 a month is the minimum.

The Board of the club has again agreed to match any TRF donation made this Rotary year, e.g.  a $15.00 monthly donation becomes $30.00 a month.  The match programme enables members to get a PHF recognition earlier.

The Points listed on the update.  What the heck are they?  After an initial donation of US$1,000 to TRF every additional dollar earns a point.  A point is equivalent to 1 US $.  These points cannot be used personally but they can be donated to another person or organisation.  Recently Gwynneth recognised Bart as a Paul Harris Fellow.  She used 1,000 of her points do this.  If you have family members or friends you would like to honour with a PHF the points can be used for this.

Tax receipt.  At the end of the calendar year TRF automatically sends a tax receipt to donors on the Rotary Direct programme.

Any questions please call Anthony 403 777 0700.
The Rotary foundation was listed as one of the World's 10 top Charities by CNBC.  A link to the article is below. (copy paste to your browser if it does not link)
from the article:  

5. The Rotary Foundation

This not-for-profit organization works to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace. Using Rotary Foundation grants, Rotary's 34,000 clubs across the globe develop and carry out sustainable humanitarian projects and provide scholarships and professional training opportunities.

One of its biggest initiatives aims at eradicating polio through its PolioPlus program, launched in 1985. Since then, Rotary and its partners, including the World Health Organization and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have immunized more than 2.5 billion children, reducing the incidence of polio by 99 percent and eradicating it from all but three countries.

Score: 96.31


 It also made it on Forbes' list of the top 50 largest US Charities.  (http://onforb.es/YMTpIz)







The Rotary Foundation Stephen Pick 2015-12-16 07:00:00Z
Casual Meeting - December 29th, 2015
By popular request, on December 29th there will a casual meeting at the Peanuts Public House in the Carriage House Inn starting at 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm.
Stop in for some casual fellowship and conversation.  As always, partners are more than welcome.
Casual Meeting - December 29th, 2015 pick 2015-12-16 07:00:00Z
Focus on Membership
As you are all aware we are in a membership drive at present.  The following link wil take you to the forms required to be filled in by prospective members.
Focus on Membership Stephen Pick 2015-12-02 07:00:00Z
World Community Service
Chinook Rotary teams with Medical Mercy to bring Light:

This year’s project will be to provide Solar lighting to homes for displaced people in Loi-Kaw, Shan State, Myanmar. Our project will install 80 sets of lights which will help the lives of 500 people who live in straw housing and currently have no electric power services. The lighting systems will improve safety since current lighting is provided by candles and kerosene lamps. Lighting will extend peoples days allowing additional study time for kids and family interaction. Our on-site volunteers purchase the kits locally (previously tested for robustness), train villagers to install & maintain the systems. In addition repeat annual visits ensure that the systems remain operable and sustainable over many years.
World Community Service 2015-11-30 07:00:00Z
2016/17 Board
The 2016/17 Board of Directors of the Club, taking office on July 1, 2016, is as follows:
    President           David Wartman
    President Elect   Alex Soutar
    Past President    Dale Perret
    Treasurer           TBA
    Secretary           TBA
    Directors            Bev Tonkinson
                             Paul Gaudet
                             Neil Beatty
                             Anne Dale
                             Dawn Rennie
                             John Charrett
We thank these members for taking on this critical role for the Club.
2016/17 Board 2015-11-24 07:00:00Z
Membership Action Report
On October 22, 2015 the Membership Committee held an evening meeting to discuss membership and strategize on ways to increase it.
Our Membership Goal is to recruit 20 new members this Rotary year, and 15 new members each year for the next 4 years.  We anticipate losing 9 members each year for the next 4 years, based on club history,  for a total of 45 members.  Therefore we will end 2019/2020 with 115 members.
The detailed the results of the discussions will be emailed to all members and included in the print Arch.  We now need members to step forward and take on the various aspects of the plan and help to increase our membership levels.
Membership Action Report 2015-11-24 07:00:00Z
The Print ARCH
Use the LINK below to connect to the full print version of the Arch
All the latest news, club stories and upcoming events!
The Print ARCH Stephen Pick 2015-11-22 07:00:00Z
Seniors Christmas Lunch
The annual Club Seniors Christmas Lunch will be held on December 8th, 2015.  Everyone should be in their assigned spots by 10:30 am as the busses will begin to arrive shortly thereafter.
This is a working lunch for members with little opportunity to sit down and eat.  Please wear a white or light colour top and black pants/shirt.  A lovely seasonal tie will be provided.  Please contact Tammy Truman for any further information.
Thank-you for making a very special day for 250 underprivileged seniors!
Seniors Christmas Lunch Stephen Pick 2015-11-22 07:00:00Z
New Member - Jeff Skillen
On November 17th we had the pleasure of inducting Jeff Skillen as a new member of the Club.
Pat Hutchinson was his sponsor and Bob Montgomery did the induction.
Please take the time to chat with Jeff and welcome him to the club.
New Member - Jeff Skillen Stephen Pick 2015-11-22 07:00:00Z
The e-ARCH
Hi Fellow Rotarians,
This is the first (perhaps only) issue of this new communications tool.  Plan is to publish it the last weekend of the month, looking forward to events in the following month.
Please provide feedback on if it is useful, and any content you would like to see.
Once we get the bugs worked out, it can be opened up to subscription by spouse, partners, prospective members and other friends of Chinook Rotary
The e-ARCH Stephen Pick 2015-11-20 00:00:00Z
APU Girls On The Move
The Chinook Rotary club has supported this school for a number of years.  
This March 2015 report outlines the impact we have on the lives of a few of the students.  
See the link in the stories area for the full report.
APU Girls On The Move International Service Committee 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z
Parking Handbook
Now available for Member and Parking Partners download
The How's & Why's of Parking at Spruce Meadows
Please use download link, below left
Parking Handbook Spruce Meadows Committee 2014-09-12 00:00:00Z
the ARCH online ... Club Newsletter
All the latest news, club stories and upcoming events.
Use the the links on the lower right of this page 
for the current and prior years issues.
the ARCH online ... Club Newsletter Stephen Pick 2013-10-09 00:00:00Z
Thinking of Doing More in Your Community ?
And more on a Worldwide level ?
Interested in meeting People ?

Then please take a few minutes to find out MORE about Rotary International and The Rotary Club of Calgary Chinook
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN ROTARY Membership Committee 2013-08-26 06:00:00Z

The Four-Way Test

Of the things we think, say or do:

1.  Is it the TRUTH?
2.  Is it FAIR to all concerned?
4.  Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The Four-Way Test Paul Gaudet
Rotary Club of Calgary Chinook
P.O. Box 42041
Southland Crossing  RPO
Calgary, AB T2J 7A6