This week, the club was pleased to have Rtn. Kyaluzi Francis Xavier of the Rotary Club Of Kalisizo, Uganda present on his club and its partnership with Calgary clubs.
The Club began with a leisure garden where people go to rest, relax and read books.
Theybhave been adopting families in our communities from their vulnerable states to better standards of living.
The club benefited from the CURLY GALBRAITH GLOBAL MEMORIAL scholarship fund where a number children have been abled to complete University and Tertiary Institution studies and a number of these students have graduated and are now working.
Partnerships with Calgary Rotary Clubs
Together with the Rotary Clubs of Calgary Canada, Kyotera and Masaka, They have implemented the TRACC project whereby they assisted over 800 children in schools, vocational skills up to University levels and Tertiary Institutions.These children were taken back to school and provided them with some basic needs of life.
Under the TRACC project they implemented a revolving loan microcredit component whereby they lend to groups of people on user friendly interest rate.
Hospital Equipment Donated By RC- Calgary
The Rotary Club is very active in the community. Because of time constraints, we are not able to show you all of them. The club also runs an Adopt-A-Village program, funds operations for children whose family cannot afford them and a number of school support programs.
Thank you Kyaluzi for your presentation!
A further update for you, enabling you to make appropriate decisions regarding your donations in support of The Fort McMurray disaster.
Many Rotarians have advised me that they would like to donate via District 5360 so we do have another option for you. From a District point of view these are three ways you can donate although there are of course many others:
-Donate through Red Cross.
- Donate directly to District 5370`s Charitable Foundation at www.canadahelps.ca/rotarydistrict5370 (Notation of Fort McMurray Fire relief fund)
-Donate to District 5360 via The Canmore Rotary Club Charitable Foundation at www.rotaryclubofcanmore.ca/charitablefoundation . Click on the `Fort McMurray Relief Fund link and select ``choose this cause``. This takes you to an ATB web site . By going this route all donations will be matched by 15% by ATB . Tax Receipts will be issued for all donations $25 and over.
Cheques can also be mailed to:
The Canmore Rotary Club Charitable Foundation
P.O.Box 8025,Canmore , AB. T1W 2T8
(please mark `Fort McMurray Relief Fund`in the memo area of the cheque.
The idea here is that once funds have been collected we will then to talk to Fort McMurray Rotarians and District 5370 to determine where these funds could be best utilised, as the town starts to rebuild.
A committee consisting of Canmore Rotarians along with other District representatives will then make decisions and forward funds to District 5370 Charitable Foundation which will then be responsible for fund disbursement. You will then be advised what your donated funds have gone to.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Canmore Club for agreeing to take on this task on behalf of The District.
Hopefully this will answer many questions that you might have. There will also be an opportunity at our District Conference to donate.
Thank you very much for everything you are doing. . I have heard of a number of wonderful donations already.