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District 5550 includes most of the Province of Saskatchewan, all of Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario. There are 48 clubs.

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Posted by John Borst on Dec 21, 2012

It is with sadness that I share this message from Jane Robillard of the Rotary Club of Flin Flon, MB. We did not receive the news early enough to put it in our December newsletter.

Jane reports that on November 4th, Rotarian Catherine Hynes passed away. This was followed by the loss of fellow Rotarian George Barabonoff on November 17, 2012.

Posted by John Borst on Nov 23, 2012

Take your Clubs' events to the next level with your very own 8' Inflatable Rotary Logo! For more information click here.
Posted by John Dawes on Nov 21, 2012

On November 3 the Rotaract Club of Regina Auxilium hosted their Third Annual Polio Awareness Fall Dinner to raise funds & awareness for the Rotary International End Polio Now movement. It was a fun night with music, prizes, a delicious meal & fellowship!


Posted by John Dawes on Nov 15, 2012

By giving to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund - SHARE you ensure that Rotarians can continue to do good in the world through Foundation grants and programs. You can make a donation for the Annual Fund - SHARE through your Rotary Club.. You can also CLICK HERE to make an online donation. Donations are eligible for Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
Posted by John Dawes on Nov 15, 2012

The Canadian government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have each agreed to match Canadian Rotarian donations to End Polio through the Rotary Foundation until March 31,2013. The match results in a 3 for 1 gift to the Rotsary Foundation for PolioPlus on behalf of Canadian Rotarians. You can make a donation for PolioPlus to The Rotary Foundation through your Rotary Club or CLICK HERE  to donate online. Donations are eligible for Paul Harris Fellow recognition. 


Posted by John Dawes on Nov 15, 2012

You can give hope for a brighter future for children in Guatemala with your donation to Ripple Effect.The Ripple Effect Program is a Rotary International District 5550 World Community Service Program which works with Rotarians and communities in Guatemala. 

Posted by John Borst on Nov 01, 2012

The Rotary Club of Winnipeg is once again sponsoring the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA). They have done so in an almost uninterrupted fashion since the first MUNA was held on April 26 and 27, 1957.  The 55th Assembly will take place on May 9, 10 and 11, 2013 and we welcome delegates from all District 5550 clubs.

Posted by John Dawes on Oct 16, 2012

ShelterBox Canada has launched the Young ShelterBox School Program which provides an opportunity for Rotary Clubs to partner with local elementary schools to introduce them to ShelterBox. The Young ShelterBox program provides teachers and schools with teaching resources that will engage and inspire children to learn about the world we live in and how they can help those in need.

Posted by John Borst on Sep 21, 2012

One of the more contentious issues of the Future Vision initative has been the demise of the Group Study Exchange (GSE) to be replaced by Vocational Training Teams (VTT). This article from the Rotary Leader explains the advantages of the new program.

Posted by John Borst on Sep 21, 2012

Today, September 21st 2012 we celebtate World International Day of Peace. 
Posted by John Borst on Sep 18, 2012

This Saturday, September 21st, is the International Day of Peace.  Voices for Peace asks "Is Peace Possible?" It then goes on to describe Rotary's goal of creating a "global network of peacemakers". Watch this 3.08 min video click on

Posted by John Borst on Sep 15, 2012

Little box on the hillside; Little boxes made of ticky-tacky; Little boxes on the hillside; Little boxes all the same...
Posted by John Borst on Aug 31, 2012

In a year when the RI theme is all about peace, the annual gathering of Rotarians from both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border at the world's first peace park takes on even greater significance.
Posted by John Borst on Jul 03, 2012

With little or no fanfare Rotary International has released what is likely to be just the first phase of a Social Business Strategy (SBS). The presentation was made public at a breakout session at the Bangkok convention. It has just been posted to “Slideshare”. 

Posted by Rick Hubbs on Jul 03, 2012

As the 2012-13 begins I suspect it will be a big year for Fran and I. We get to travel and meet many Rotarians and make many new friends. During the assembly in San Diego we were told to turn to the left, then to the right and greet each person with "You have a new friend in me". We'll be dizzy!!

Posted by John Borst on Jun 29, 2012

District 5550 2011-2012 Youth Exchange Students delighted this years conference goers with this video of their Western trip...now you to can see why the trip was a fun learning experience. Click more.

Posted by John Borst on Jun 23, 2012

The following presentation was made at the District 5550 2012 convention, June 8, 9 2012 Examples are based on the ClubRunner platform.
Posted by John Borst on Jun 23, 2012

Each year at the District's annual conference a small service in the form of a slide show is presented of those Rotarians we have lost during the year. To view the show
Posted by John Borst on Feb 29, 2012

Stories of students getting 99% and going home and being asked what happened to that other 1%. Deflated yes, but in the case of Polio eradication 99% really is not good enough. Check out this information graphic on where Rotary has come from and what it still has to accomplish. 
Posted by John Borst on Feb 23, 2012

USAID has created an excellent infographic that shows why investing in women’s health, education and empowerment leads to more prosperous and just societies:

Posted by John Borst on Feb 19, 2012

FaceBook, You Tube, Linkedin, iTunes, Twitter ...social media seem to be everywhere. In a new Video Rotary International asks: why social media and explains social media and the future of Rotary. 
Posted by John Borst on Jan 17, 2012

Rotary International (RI) on January 16, 2012 picked “Peace Through Service” as its theme for the year 2012-2013. 
Posted by John Borst on Jan 05, 2012

The January 2012, ClubRunner by Doxess Newsletter brings you up-to-date on new features of this popular website and club management system plus there are two bonus articles on membership retention and recruitment. Read more…

A nation that lives in peace is a nation that controls its guns.  Is that too political a statement for the President of Rotary International to make? Read more
Is Rotary ready for the future of fundraising?
Compare these two recent successful fundraising endeavors: read more
Pres. S. TanakaReviewing Our Goal: 'Doing Good in the World'
President Tanaka writes: It is time to take stock of the goals ... Are we on track to achieve what we set out to accomplish?

Wilf WilkinsonIs Our Foundation on Track to Reach Its Goals?
We are also nearing the halfway point of our Foundation's year. Now is the time when our plans to reach our 2012-13 goals should be reevaluated.  Read more...
Malala YousafzaiWhat Will You Do In The Name Of Malala?        Too often, the news leaves me speechless. Stops me in my tracks, occupies my mind, won’t let me go. Hearing, that masked Taliban gunned down a 14-year-old girl for publicly speaking out about her desire for an education, had that effect. Read more...
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