About the Rotary Club of Calgary West

The Rotary Club of Calgary West is a "can-do" club that has been highly integrated into our community.

  • Our Vision: An improved world, one project at a time.
  • Our Mission: To serve and to lead through local and international projects which enrich lives and brighten the future for all.
  • Our Values: We do this with truth, fairness, goodwill and friendship.

A typical Rotary meeting includes a great meal, fellowship, a short time for project reports, and an interesting presentation.

Calgary West first met in the Holiday Inn on May 26, 1967. We had 31 members and 2 visitors from our sponsoring club, Calgary Manchester (now Calgary South), who came to explain the aims and ideals of Rotary and how a club operates.

In 2017 we celebrated our Jubilee Year with special Jubilee Programs:

We have compiled a History from our Presidents that's available for download:

  • History Book IV: from 2014 to 2015, a 24-page 1390 KB PDF file.
  • History Book III: from 2008 to 2014, a 19-page 968 KB PDF file.
  • History Book II: from 1992 to 2008, (updated version uploaded October 6, 2010), is a 62-page 748 KB PDF file.
  • History Book I: from 1967 to 1992 "The First 25 Years", is a 44-page 6.53 MB PDF file.
  • or read them online as FlipBooks, courtesy of Calaméo.com

Presidents Meeting in 2016
March 15, 2016 at the Presidents and President-Elect's Dinner
Presidents Meeting in 2015
May 12, 2015 at the Presidents and President-Elect's Dinner

Past Presidents Who Are Still Active In The Club

1979 - Ted Valentine
    — also District Governor in 1999
1980 - Clare Bildfell
1983 - Clarence Buckley
1988 - Bill Tapuska
1991 - Des DeFreitas
1993 - Jim Willson
1997 - Mike Carlin
1998 - Bill Quinney
1999 - Dan Doherty
2000 - Steve Rickard
    — also District Governor in 2005
2004 - Joe Klassen
2005 - Chris Davis
2006 - Mike French
    — also District Governor in 2011
2007 - Garfield Ganong
2009 - Karl Herzog
2010 - Saadat Keshavjee
2011 - Grant Ritchie
2013 - Duncan Stanners
2014 - Tony Knight
2015 - Gail Williams

Presidents Meeting in 2014
some Past Presidents gather for a photo at a meeting in 2014
Presidents Meeting in 2007
some Past Presidents gather for a photo at a meeting in 2007