We Are a Force Across the World
“Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision.”
Making a Difference in a Complex World
“The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.”
Local Vitality – to Get Things Done!
“The Rotary Club of Calgary Downtown is an organization of business, professional, and community leaders who come together through commitment and fellowship to create opportunities and a better future for generations who follow.”
“To embrace the ideals of Rotary International, contributing to a better Calgary and a better world through significant service while providing extraordinary opportunities for networking, fellowship, friendship and personal growth.”
Educating African Youth
Started by the Rotary Club of Calgary Downtown, this project provides advanced education or training to AIDS orphans and other impoverished youth in Africa. At the moment our efforts are focused in Uganda. Since 2012, forty-nine young people have graduated and are employed in a multitude of professional and skill areas. Another 15 are in the queue to complete their education. Eight to 10 students are selected each year for advanced programs lasting between 2 and 4 years.
The project is jointly administered with no cost by Rotarians in Uganda and Calgary, Canada. Donations go directly to funding new and ongoing students.