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Service Clubs: Make an Impact in Your Community, and Beyond

Do you look back fondly on your days of Scouts or Pathfinders? There is no reason to stop enjoying clubs! Here are some service clubs that keep the mind and body active, help you make new friends and support some truly great causes.
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T8N 100 Men & T8N 100 Women

Part of the 100 Who Care Alliance, the St. Albert chapters are proud to help Albertans, charities and non-profits in the local area reach their fundraising goals. There are four meetings annually (about an hour per meeting). Members commit to donating $100 per meeting. Members also nominate a charity to be the recipient of the collected donations. After the planning committee selects among the nominated charities, those selected organizations will do a short presentation on how the funds would be used. Members then vote and the majority rules. Apply online for T8N 100 Men, or visit the T8N 100 Women’s Facebook page for more information.

Rotary Club

In operation for more than a century and with 1.4 million members worldwide, the Rotary Club is well-known for it’s transformative community approach. Rotary chapters around the world work together to fight issues that affect people globally and locally, such as: peace promotion, disease prevention, sanitation and hygiene, mothers and children, supporting education, economic growth and environmental protection. There are no shortages of ways for Rotary members to get involved thorough projects, sponsorships, the exchange program and more.

To get started, express your interest on the Rotary organization page online. Rotary is invitation only; your expression of interest is used to guide you towards the club that best fits your passion and interests. Once matched, a local club member will contact you to discuss things further. If there is a mutual fit, you are invited to join.

Kin Canada: Kinsmen, Kinettes, Kin

Kin is a uniquely Canadian service organization with a focus on community service. Since it’s inception, Kin has donated more than $1 billion locally and beyond, while also supporting students, blood drives and raising awareness for organ and tissue donation. There are a variety of ongoing projects, such as Christmas tree sales, senior “adoption,” book fairs, snowsuit drives and plenty more. Those looking to join Kin Canada must be at least 19 years old and be a community member in good standing.

Get Involved Today

These are among the more well-known community clubs, but there are plenty more locally focused and international clubs to check out. However you wish to serve, there is a group of like-minded individuals with the resources and programs to make it happen.

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