Calgary Centennial

Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial

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Wednesdays at 6:45 AM
Ranchmen's Club
710 - 13th Ave S.W.
Calgary, AB T2R 0K9
Canada
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Survival Garden Kits Give Women Food Security

Fifty-five women received tools, seedlings, fertilizer, a hippo water roller and training on food security from our Project Partner, Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust, South Africa.
 
 
 
 
Sutton Garner, 16, was recognized by LEGO’s Rebuild the World campaign for her structure — a sandwich made of LEGO bricks that’s being constructed by a community of LEGO people — built to represent her charity I Can For Kids. Through Rebuild the World, which launched this month, LEGO aims to celebrate the endless imagination and ingenuity of kids by sharing stories of how they are changing the world.
 
 
Rotary Centennial was responsible for donating 1% of the money over the summer for food gift cards.
 
Click HERE for a link to the full article in the Calgary Herald
 
 
 
The Club has been supporting I Can for Kids.
Please click the logo below for their July 2020 update newsletter.
I Can for Kids
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial, in collaboration with the Calgary-based ICE Health System and CHILD Foundation, is helping to provide basic healthcare services to rural communities in district Baghpat, UP, India, via a tele-medicine project. During the current national lockdown, rural communities in India have very limited access to health care. Thanks to a tele-medicine project which was more than a year in the making, patients can once again consult with a physician without leaving their home.  

When the project was envisioned in early 2019, its primary goal was to: 

- improve healthcare services in a rural community in Baghpat district by implementing centralized health record management at a charitable rural hospital, and

- secondly, extending the reach of the hospital to other remote rural communities.

Project execution was to start in late 2020 after approval of a Global Grant supported by Rotary Club of Calgary and Rotary Club of Calgary Sarcee.

In the meantime, COVID19 hit countries around the world in February 2020, and national lockdown / physical distancing became household names. In India, rural clinics and hospitals with no isolation rooms, ventilators and other facilities to treat covid19 patients were ordered to shutdown. Rural communities were left with no access to even basic healthcare. 

Rotarians working in our district and collaborating organizations realized that this project was exactly what was needed, and it was needed now. Rotarians got down to work to find a solution to advance the project, even in the absence of Global Grant approval. 

These efforts paid off. One of the basic elements of the project have been implemented and tele-medicine service is being initiated on May 11, 2020. Now the rural communities will have access to some level of healthcare even during covid19-related lockdown.

Rotarians are truly People of Action.

For more information on this story, please contact Dr. Anil Jain at 403 870 7320 or write to drjain.rotary@gmail.com.
 
COVID 19 Volunteer Opportunities
As of April 28, 2020
 

Delivering

  1. Food delivery with Redefin'din Bowness- SIGN UP
  2. Food delivery at Sunalta Hub – Coming Again Soon
  3. Delivering flyers or putting up posters at Sunalta. Contact Angie at angie@sunalta.net

Donating Goods

  1. Donate or lend your unused tech items to our Ruckify store
  2. Donate nonperishables to the Calgary Food Bank

Mentoring/Tutoring

  1. K-12 Online Tutors coordinated through the University of Calgary. SIGN UP
  1. Business Mentoring: Many residents have shown interest in receiving guidance in helping get their small business ideas to fruition if there is anyone who can help guide creativity and answer small business questions. Email Kirsten Dodds at Kirsten.Dodds@calgaryunitedway.org

Through the City of Calgary

  1. Get involved in Neighbours helping Neighbours
 
 
Supplying Medical Enclosures to Hospitals
 
Rotary Club of Calgary Centennial (RCCC) has initiated a project to supply Medical Enclosure (CovidBox) to hospitals in Alberta and Saskatchewan. There is an opportunity for other clubs in Calgary and across Canada to support the project. Centennial has already provided $2,000 to build prototype in Calgary and will supply them to South Campus Hospital in Calgary and Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon in the week of April 7, 2020. Total demand across Canada is anticipated to exceed 5,000 CovidBoxes. For further information, please contact Anil Jain at drjain.rotary@gmail.com.
 
 
Due to the joint meeting with the Sacree Rotary Club, there will be no weekly Rotary Centennial meeting on March 4th.