Welcome to
The Rotary Club of Calgary (Downtown)
Welcome to The Rotary Club of Calgary's website. Our club, consisting of over 130 dedicated members, boasts a rich history of local and global impact. Dating back to 1914, we take pride in being the home club of James Wheeler Davidson, who played a pivotal role in chartering 27 Rotary clubs worldwide. We invite you to explore our site to learn more about our mission and activities.
At our core, we are PEOPLE OF ACTION who collaborate with communities in Calgary and across the globe to address challenges and foster positive change.
Are you someone who aspires to be a catalyst for change? Do you have a passion for making a difference but are unsure where to begin? If so, we invite you to join us at one of our weekly meetings, either in person or via Zoom. We warmly welcome you to become a part of our Rotary family as we work together to create a brighter future."
Join Us Online or In Person
Elliot Kaye w.MicroHabitat (ZOOM)
Oct 03, 2023 11:45 AM
Transforming our cities through urban farming. Together, let's cultivate change.
Transforming our cities through urban farming. Together, let's cultivate change.

Calgary is opening more doors for urban farming to succeed, the city’s support for urban agriculture is on the rise and it’s one of the many ways the metropolis is encouraging innovation through the economic recovery. In recent years, communities across Calgary have expressed growing interest in local food production, consumption, and locally grown produce.

MicroHabitat is an ideal type of farming for the future generations of our society. Our mission to bring healthy food to the world while protecting the environment would never be possible without our amazing team of experts in urban farming. They grow veggies with care and make sure the production zone is pesticide-less for a taste of freshness straight out of the urban farm. 

Here is the Zoom link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/91194491947

Curtis Stange (IN PERSON) Palliser Hotel
Oct 10, 2023 11:45 AM
Sid Mark (ZOOM)
Oct 17, 2023 11:45 AM
Our Foundations Dollars in Action
Paul Vallentine (IN PERSON) Palliser Hotel
Oct 24, 2023 11:45 AM
Pros and Cons of Buying an Electric Vehicle
Wendy Waters (ZOOM)
Oct 31, 2023 11:45 AM
Calgary at the crossroads of Canada’s housing crisis and office-work evolution.
HandsOn Service Project at the MILITARY MUSEUM PM
Nov 07, 2023 7:00 PM
Sending Wishes to our Troops
Lorri Rowlandson (ZOOM)
Nov 21, 2023 11:45 AM
Strategy and Innovation
Nicholas Bell (IN PERSON) Palliser Hotel
Nov 28, 2023 11:45 AM
What's Happening at the Glenbow Museum?
Online meetings: JUST CLICK HERE (it's always the same link)
In person meetings: purchase your tickets by clicking on the speaker title
Welcoming our Rotary Exchange Student - Arthur Steque
Arthur arrived on Sunday August 20th after a long journey from Brazil. He is a well spoken young man who looks forward to a wonderful year right here in Calgary. Come and meet him at our club meetings and at Rotary events. You'll
Our Club's Activities
Our club supports projects around the world. Here are two (2) excellent examples of how our members's time and talent have made a difference.
Guatemala Literacy Project
A New Kitchen for a Girls' School in the Slums of Nairobi

Get Ready for a Highway Cleanup Extravaganza! 
Dave Macdonald

Hey there, amazing volunteers! Guess what? We've got a fantastic opportunity for you to have a blast while making a positive impact on our environment. 🌍

Rotary provides 5 different avenues where our members find their passion and make contributions of time, talent and resources. Find your passion under one of these categories:
Our Youth Service provides Rotarians with opportunities to work directly with kids as mentors (Stay in School Program) or oversees one of two younger Rotary clubs. We sponsor an Interact club at Western Canada High School and a Rotaract Club at the University of Calgary. We are the title sponsor of the Rotary Calgary Concerto Competition, a yearly music competition for young musicians. We sponsor kids of high school age to attend RYPEN (Rotary Youth Program of Enrichment) and RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award). Both these programs are weekend based where youth expand their knowledge of themselves and develop through experiential learning exercises; above all they build community and have fun. 
If working with younger people is your thing contact the following people:
Mentoring: Alana Sergent
Interact/Ryla/Rypen/Rotaract: David Leslie

The Rotary Employment Partnership
How Rotarians Make it Happen
Rotarians open the doors of business for people with intellectual disabilities. People get jobs as organizations become inclusive employers. Last year our Coordinators were introduced to 75 prospective employers in District 5360. These introductions resulted in 35 new jobs for people with developmental disabilities. Building connections between the Partnership and business is how Rotary does its part. 
Our Vision
The Rotary Club of Calgary is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities we support, and for our partners and Club members. It is a sustaining community investor, inspiring others towards service and philanthropy, a model for the values of Rotary within the communities we serve locally and internationally.
Our Mission
The Rotary of Calgary provides unique opportunities for community service by allowing like-minded members to use their skills, experience, and resources to make a difference in the lives of others.
Our Values
Service  - we support the less fortunate in our own city and globally through volunteerism and philanthropy
Fellowship - we build mutual trust and friendship among members who share common values
Diversity - we recognize how significantly stronger we are when we celebrate our differences and respect one another.
Integrity - we do what is right, knowing that we can achieve more together by being open and honest.
Leadership - we feel the pulse of our community and listen while engaging with its leaders and change-makers.
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