Rotary Club of Camrose Daybreak
PO Box 1515, Camrose, Alberta   T4V 1X4    Email:
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We are  People of Action

Camrose Daybreak

Service Above Self

7.AM (One Monday a Month a Joint Meeting with the R C of Camrose at the Casino Ballroom at 6 P.M.)
Tuesdays - Certified Training Group Building
5051-50th Street
Camrose, AB  T4V 1R3
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Our 3rd Annual Rotary Clubs of Camrose Wine Survivor is underway with a twist - we've added a Craft Beer Island.
Welcome to our 3rd Annual Wine Survivor Raffle! This year we have expanded the raffle to include a Craft Beer Island in addition to Wine Island!  So 2020 is Wine and Craft Beer Survivor.  This is a "fun"draiser, with the proceeds going to both Camrose Rotary Clubs.  Both Clubs support the Camrose community in many ways through projects and financial contributions to other groups.
Destiny inducted Dean into the Rotary Club of Camrose Daybreak on January 7, 2020. Dean is Chief of the Camrose City Police. Dean grew up in the Red Deer area and has a policing career in Calgary and Airdrie. He is impressed with the city and the caliber of the police service we have. The members are well-trained and community-minded 
In his short time in Camrose he and his wife Laurie have become involved in the community. Dean is on the Camrose Special Olympics board and is currently fundraising in support of his participation in the Centra Cam Bowl-a-thon in March. If you haven't already met Dean you may find him in unexpected places as he enjoys getting out in the community. In December he was at Walmart tending the Salvation Army Kettle. Finding it a little dull, he called on Laurie to bring his speaker so he could share tunes and his dance moves.
As a Rotarian, Dean is now one of over 1.2 million Rotary members in over 175 countries around the world. He will be welcomed at any of the over 13,000 Rotary Clubs in those countries. Rotary offers opportunities to serve in the community and around the world.
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The Rotary Club of Camrose offers the 2020 Speaker Series - AGRICULTURE: Production & Distribution of Food for the World presented by Olson Law at the Hotel Camrose Resort & Casino.

Twelve lunch presentations from November 25, 2019 to June 15, 2020 feature speakers from many facets of the agriculture chain.
Lunch is available for $20 with pre-registration by the Friday prior to the presentation.
See the schedule of speakers here.  For more information or to register email
John Stoddart has been co-ordinating volunteers to tend the Salvation Army Kettle at Walmart on the Saturdays leading up to Christmas.
This year members and a spouse of the Rotary Club of Camrose and the Rotary Club of Camrose Daybreak tended the kettle and handed out candy canes to children. They reported that Saturday December 21st donations were brisk as Walmart Canada was matching donations up to $100,000 that day.
Thanks to Odell, Mike, Dean, Morris, Lou and John for volunteering their time to this worthy cause.
I apologize for the stock photo, ClubRunner wouldn't let me upload the picture of John. I guess it saw the money in the kettle and decided I might be looking to counterfeit it.
The Camrose Merry Christmas Fund – Christmas Hamper Program
People of Action - This year John Stoddart, his wife Lesley and Morris Henderson again helped out at the Camrose Merry Christmas Fund Christmas hamper assembly and distribution project.
Two $750 Rotary Scholarships were  presented during our joint evening meeting at the Best Western Casino Hotel on November 18, 2019. Glenda Walker (Rotary Daybreak Youth Chair) and Shyla Coykendall (Rotary Daybreak Youth Liaison) presented awards to Ethan Mitchell and Carter Rolston.
Camrose Rotary Pints for Polio Pub Walk was a huge success!! We had 40 Rotarians and friends come out Friday night, November 1st, to support our awareness and fundraising event for the End Polio Now campaign. We visited 4 pubs where we were treated to a drink and some food. We had a raffle and/or a game at each stop. A thousand thank you's to our sponsor pubs: Tap Room Bar + Brewery at the Norsemen Inn, Canadian Brewhouse, Geo's Sports Lounge and the Boston Pizza Lounge, all who donated food, drinks and prizes. The staff at each place were fantastic! D&D Vehicle Sales donated use of a large van so we made sure everyone arrived home safely. Thanks to all the Pub Walkers, Pubs and community donations we raised over $2,100. This will be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and grow to over $6,300! Enough to help vaccinate 10,000 children.
Great work Everyone! and so much fun!! Check out some pictures of the event.
Rotary Club of Camrose Daybreak has been supporting worthwhile projects and organizations in our City for over 16 years.  What could your organization do with some extra funds?  Follow the link in the "Take a Look" section at the top of this web page to access the application form and guidelines.  
Completed forms can be emailed to with "Application for Funding" in the subject line. 
Alternatively you can mail your completed forms to:
Rotary Club of Camrose Daybreak
Box 1515
Camrose, AB  T4V 1X4
President Lisa Rohr, Stacie Chalmers (Victims Services), Nora-Lee Rear (Women’s Shelter), Breanne and Alison (Open Door), Kelly Falardeau (artist, Burn Blankets for Kids), Gus Guzman.

Victims Services, Camrose Women’s Shelter and The Open Door each received 10 blankets as a result of support for Kelly’s project at the Rib Tickler in June as well as Kelly’s own generosity of giving back from each blanket sold.

Read more about Kelly's project here


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6 humanitarians honored for their work with refugees

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Hoops on the Hudson

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World Polio Day cheers major achievements toward global polio eradication

Health officials announce type 3 of the wild poliovirus has been completely eradicated, a major step toward a polio-free world.

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