Meeting Information

Calgary at Stampede Park

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Rotary House at Stampede Park
1701 Big Four Trail SE
Calgary, AB  T2G 2W1
Canada

Phone:
(403) 244-9788
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Meeting Parking

Free parking is available on Stampede Park during Rotary meetings.  Please let the parking attendant (at the park gates) know that you're attending Rotary and they'll allow you to enter Stampede Park without payment.

Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Treasurer
Past President
Secretary
Club Service: Membership and Social
Club Service: Operations
Club Service: Ways & Means
Community Service: Int'l & Vocational
Community Service: Local
Community Service: Ways & Means
Community Service: Youth
Rotary Foundation Chair
Administration
Partners President
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park
Formerly known as the Rotary Club of Calgary South, the Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park is an organization of 150 business and community leaders who work hard to ensure Calgary remains one of the greatest and most vibrant cities in the world.  We donate our time, money and expertise to deserving groups and individuals in Calgary and around the world.
 
Home Page Stories
March 24th 2020
 
My Fellow Rotarians,
 
I pray this finds all of you and yours healthy and managing as best as possible.
 
As most of you have likely anticipated, your Board has recently been informed that Stampede Park will remain closed for the month of April. Due to that news, I have suspended our weekly meetings through the month of April. I remain extremely hopeful that we will return to Rotary House for our May 7th regular meeting. I will continue to inform members as I and your Board receive additional information.
 
With that news, during these stressing times, we all need a reason to smile – I am suggesting we take a break in transmission from the global negativity and allow a little ray of positivity and happiness into your day.
 
With the world on lockdown and dealing with a global pandemic, the news is far from inspirational. It’s a very common feeling to feel overpowered and frightened by all the waves of the coronavirus (COVID-19) news at this moment.
 
Of course, we understand why this is, but there is a substantial need for some motivation to be positive even if it is in small quantities.
 
Regardless of the present conditions, people have chosen to benefit as much as possible by discovering prudent and safe approaches to remain engaged, instructed, and satisfied, both physically and intellectually. You may even find some ideas in this bulletin!!
 
While this coronavirus is around, the greatest healing therapy we have is friendship and love.
 
Think outside the box. Do things you’ve not done in a while. Here’s a thought - actually call and speak with a fellow member!!
 
Positive words and thoughts will point towards a light at the end of the tunnel for all of us in this current quarantine and confinement that has the majority of the world in lockdown.
 
Coronavirus will not last forever. Life itself is ahead.
 
If you go looking for negativity, or allow yourself to be in the presence of something or someone that upsets you, makes you anxious or gives you negative feelings, it stands to reason you will in turn be affected by that.
 
However, it does make you aware of your thoughts and allows you a chance to try and alter the negative ones that might be creeping in.
 
Any time we are faced with a stressful situation, or something that has made us worry, sit down and think about the last time you felt this way and how you survived!
 
Sometimes, we need to sit back and reflect on how far we have come and all that we have managed to deal with in our lives. It can be the wake-up call you need to remind yourself that you are strong enough to cope and to kickstart those positive thoughts again. We tend to be quick to forget how great we are at overcoming difficulties in our lives.
 
So, let’s all remember to breathe, wash our hands, wash our hands, wash our hands, and enjoy a glass of wine! This too shall pass!
 
President Chas
 
Upcoming Meetings and Events
MEETING CANCELLED: Gus Yaki
Apr 02, 2020
MEETING CANCELLED: Southern Prairie Orthinology
MEETING CANCELLED: Southern Prairie Orthinology

Gus Yaki’s knowledge, energy and dedication have inspired countless Albertans, Canadians and individuals around the world. Gus attributes his love of nature to the three-mile walks to and from school as a child. Inspired by a bird guide given to him by one of his first teachers, Gus would pore his way through this book to find descriptions matching the birds he saw on his commutes.

Today, Gus can be found leading curious minds on Nature Calgary field trips. He has taught hundreds, if not thousands, of individuals how to better observe the nature in their own backyards. Known for his inexhaustible knowledge and infamous one-liners, Gus’ passion for birding and love for nature is something he still strives to share.

Since 1993, Gus has been making the most of Calgary’s boreal, prairie, foothills, alpine and aspen parkland regions, as he says they make for the most ideal bird watching. Gus has written a number of articles and continues to lead a number of birding and botanist events throughout the year, encouraging participants to give back to a number of environmental causes, including NCC.

As members of NCC’s Leaders in Conservation (LIC) and Conservation Volunteers programs, Gus and his partner Aileen serve as outstanding ambassadors and supporters of NCC. Not only are they active and committed LIC members, both Gus and Aileen have become true leaders through the nature walks and birding events that have helped to raise awareness and funding for NCC.

Gus serves as an inspiration to the members of NCC’s Alberta Region with his boundless knowledge and ability to truly engage, connect and teach almost everyone he meets.

MEETING CANCELLED: Tom Leppard
Apr 09, 2020
MEETING CANCELLED: Field of Crosses
MEETING CANCELLED: Tyler Shandro
Apr 16, 2020
MEETING CANCELLED: Alberta Health Minister
EVENT CANCELLED: Rotary Partners Annual Luncheon
Apr 22, 2020 11:30 AM
EVENT CANCELLED: Rotary Partners Annual Spring Luncheon
MEETING CANCELLED: Calg. Philharmonic Presentation
Apr 23, 2020
MEETING CANCELLED: Calgary Philharmonic (CPO) Presentation
This event has been Cancelled
Apr 30, 2020
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED: Rotary Bethany Atrium Tour
Stuart Cullum
May 07, 2020
Olds College
Annual St. Mary's 4 Way Test Contest
May 14, 2020
Annual St. Mary's 4 Way Test Contest
Annual Stay In School Scholarship Luncheon
May 21, 2020
Annual Stay In School Scholarship Luncheon
President Chas' Cocktail Social: Lazy S Grandstand
May 22, 2020 6:00 PM
President Chas' Cocktail Social: Lazy S at the Grandstand Building
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