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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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
April 2nd 2020
 
My fellow Rotarians:
 
Welcome to the April 2nd 2020 Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park Bulletin. I hope this finds all of you and your loved ones healthy and adjusting to “things” I don’t mean to unnecessarily alarm anyone - but I’ve been thinking......”
 
Not long ago our world looked very different than it does today. The shift has been so rapid that it feels as if the ground beneath us has given way. It is disorienting as if normal life is over there, but just out of reach.
 
The human brain is not wired to tolerate uncertainty, but it is wired to be alert to any threat. So - if you are feeling panic, it is natural. Blame your brain! For some of us, life has never felt more uncertain. According to a 2016 study by Neuroscientists at University College London, uncertainty is a more stressful state than actually knowing that something bad will happen.
 
The study pointed out that when we are anxious, we tend to equate uncertainty with the worst possible outcome. For example, after the 9/11 attacks, it was widely feared that another major attack was inevitable and might even be a nuclear one. Remember the “suitcase bomb theory”? That NEVER happened. When we’re anxious, we tend to treat the uncertainty as a bad outcome - when in fact - uncertainty is neutral - we don’t know what will happen.
We should look to what has happened in other countries with understandable dread, but we can also hold on to the fact that measures such as social distancing, quarantining, and travel restrictions are having an effect and at some point, there will be a successful vaccination. Without question, Canada and the United States have the best collection of medical minds on the planet. The most effective vaccine will be developed here.
 
Now, I do not underplay the seriousness of this virus, but the point is, nobody knows what will happen - least of all the media talking heads who have amazingly obtained their medical degrees in the last two months.
 
We need to come to terms with such uncertainty. We already live with plenty of it - albeit on a much smaller scale. Driving a car, being a passenger on a plane. Many of our day-to-day actions are not 100% risk free. We cannot totally control events no matter how much we try. And we certainly cannot prevent problems by simply worrying about them. In the end, listen to medical professionals and follow their protocols. If you must listen to the news, bear in mind that what they seek is eyeballs. Nobody watches when the news forecasts a beautiful warm, sunny day. Change that to a Category 5 hurricane on the horizon, and you’ve got eyeballs aplenty.
 
Please enjoy the bulletin. Continue to reach out to fellow members, be prudent with your health and most of all - be positive!
 
“If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs….”
¨ Rudyard Kipling
 
Chas Filipski, President
Rotary Club of Calgary at Stampede Park
 
 
Upcoming Meetings and Events
MEETING CANCELLED: Tom Leppard
Apr 09, 2020
MEETING CANCELLED: Field of Crosses
MEETING CANCELLED: Field of Crosses

The Field of Crosses Memorial Project

The Field of Crosses is an annual display of white crosses on Memorial Drive in Calgary, Alberta. The display memorializes the thousands of Southern Albertans who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Over 3400 crosses are erected in the memorial park from November 1 – 11 to signify the ultimate sacrifice so many made fighting for the freedoms we enjoy today.  2018 marked the 10th anniversary of the 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
POSTPONED: Annual St. Mary's 4 Way Test Contest
May 14, 2020
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED: Annual St. Mary's 4 Way Test Contest
Annual Stay In School Scholarship Luncheon
May 21, 2020
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED: 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
Annual Dream Home Kickoff
May 28, 2020
Annual Dream Home Kickoff
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