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!
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.
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.
New Member - Andrew Hakes
On January 5th 2016 we had the pleasure of inducted Andrew Hakes as a new member of the Club.
Pat Hutchinson was his sponsor, and Bob Montgomery did the induction.  Paul Gaudet will be his mentor.
Please take the time to chat with Andrew and welcome him to the Club.
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

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.  


2016 - 2017 Rotary International Theme
Attracting New Members
Over the next few meetings we will be looking at where we want the Club to evolve to over the next 5 to 10 years (Plan 5/10).  A key component of this is membership.  The membership focus night we had came up with a number of strategies to help attract new members.  Please review the following and see if there is an area you can work on and champion.  We need members to step up and to create and lead an action plan in each of these areas of focus.  Steps achieved to date are identified.
The following strategies were identified to help recruit new members to our Club.
    1.    We must embrace social media:   website, facebook, twitter, etc.  Develop a plan for these tools to help us recruit members.  Our website should be a recruiting tool on its front pages, with membership information behind exclusively for our members.  This will require a total rework of our website.
               Action:          new e-ARCH produced    -    Stephen Pick
                                    Facebook page restarted        Stephen Pick - requires someone to take on administration and posting duties
                                   Club Runner Website updates        Stephen Pick
                                   Website rebuild            Dave Wylie / John Beatty
    2.    Our Club should embrace and develop “Corporate Membership” ... recruit the company and its top  executives.  This topic needs to be researched, and a plan and guidelines developed, to help recruit new members via this method.
            Action:        George Kimura is heading this up
    3.    The Club needs to encourage networking sessions for members who are active in business.  These sessions should be separate from our regular luncheons.  Active business members would meet in the evenings to promote themselves and their businesses.  Classification talks would continue to be held at the noon luncheons, but be a full program.
    4.    The Club should help train current members, who are interested, to make calls on companies in our trading area to target specific classifications and encourage membership.
    5.    The Club should find more ways to work with Spruce Meadows, to promote our association with Spruce Meadows, and encourage patrons to join our Rotary Club.  Signage at the entrance promoting us as volunteers.  A recruiting table at the Christmas market or a tent in the summer.  Flyers printed for the windshields of cars, or to be given out, promoting our Club and our volunteering, with the idea of recruiting.
    6.    Approach previous members that have left the Club, and encourage a return or invite them to be “Friends of Rotary” so they can drop in to our meetings and be encouraged to help us with parking.  Hold a meeting with these people once a year to invite them for an evening meeting to increase our ties with them and make them potential members.
    7.    Advertise in local community newsletters and papers to encourage membership.  Use this as a direct solicitation to new potential people who could join our Club.
    8.    Further strengthen and develop our mentor and retention program.
            Action:        Peter Bickham agreed to head up the Mentorship program
District Convention 2016
District Governor Martin Harvey's 2016 District Conference is being held at the Coast Hotel and Conference Centre in Canmore Alberta from May 13 to May 15, 2016.

Chinook Rotary is pleased to support this as a Friend of the Conference with a pledge of $500.
The theme of this year's conference is "Rising to New Heights".

Registration is available through Clubrunner or the district website.
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Member Birthdays
Member Birthdays
Albert Amaniampong
February 19
Patrick N. Hutchinson
February 20
Ernie Hawrylyshen
February 21
Gordon Billings
February 22
A. Ronald Hardie
February 26
Margaret Southern
February 26
Don S. McLean
February 29
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