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We are currently meeting on Tuesdays at 12:00 pm online via Zoom. Please contact us for the connection link if you are interested in attending one of the meetings. 
 
When not social distancing we usually meet at the Rotary Field House in the South Surrey Athletic Park for lunch. If you are interested in more information about Rotary or the club please contact us.
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Left to Right: George, Darryl, Joan, and Bert garden clean up at WR Hospice; Jack, Fred and Ron tree planting in Ocean Park; Winston and Family trekking in the mountains; Don the water wand wizard; Cabbage Head Fred; Joan's flowers; Irene's nature walk; Russ's trees in Glenross Forest NZ; Ian the Tree Whisperer. 
Peace is Possible - Building Leaders 4 Peace
April Klassen grew up in the Fraser Valley, but has found herself impassioned by the opportunities of a global world. The cultural exchanges she embraced as a youth led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in International Studies at Simon Fraser University. Upon completing her degree, the next 10 years of her life were spent working and volunteering with NGO’s in the areas of global development, and peacemaking. She has worked in France, Turkey, Iraq, Burundi, Bangladesh and Cambodia amongst other countries. Receiving a Rotary Peace Fellowship, she hopes, will help equip her in her work to walk alongside women and youth in areas of conflict. 

 

 
Congratulation to the Rotary Club of White Rock Team (Raj, Winston, Darryl, Fred, Joan, Russ, Rheanna, Bert, Irene, Wayne), and everyone that supported the team with your generous donations. We reached our goal of $15,000. Hurray!  Money raised from CNOY 2021 will be applied strategically to SOURCES programs and services that are in most critical need: SOURCES Food Banks in White Rock/South Surrey and Langley, Housing and Advocacy Services (including Rent Bank), Volunteer Services and Counselling Services.
Free Chinese New Year 2021 Vector Art Images & Graphics - (696 Free  Downloads)
Feb 9, 2021 - Corporate members from the Chinese Village Society presented a history and meaning of the New Year. Most club members enjoyed a meal of traditional food that was put together by Karen Huang and picked up at Sun Given Foods. Bo Long supplied the sweetest little oranges. Sophie Jin gave us an explanation of some of the symbols, which included a paper cutting contest led by Ying Lui. It was wonderful to see the young school children from Newbridge Academy perform some dances. It is amazing what can happen on a Zoom call. Thanks to all involved for a great event, and may the year of the ox bring only good fortune.
Rotary International has added a 7th Focus Area, "Environment". The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: supporting the environment. More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment related projects over the past five years. 
 
 
   Rotary Club of White Rock members were busy over the Holiday Season helping with the Salvation Army's Kettle Drive, putting together gift hampers for the White Rock Women's Centre, serving up a turkey dinner, donated by Save On Foods, at the Feed My City hut, the Club also donated $700 to the Extreme Weather Shelter for personal hygiene supplies.
Paul Harris Fellow award from our club to Dr. Bonnie Henry 
the attached photo of Dr. Bonnie Henry holding the PHF pin and certificate that were sent to her on behalf of the Rotary Club of White Rock in recognition of her leadership during this difficult health crisis.  Her office has responded that she is honoured to receive it. 
White Rock Rotary Club helps kids during pandemic!
Kids at Peace Arch Elementary School will soon have a state of the art playground thanks in part to the White Rock Rotary Club.
Past President Mauricio Browne de Paula and President Elect Gordy Sangha  presented the school’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC) with a cheque for $63,000 at a recent ceremony at the school. Pictured above are Raj Rajagopal and George Garrett who were also present.
 
With many hostels, missions and shelter food services unable to prepare and present meals, Rotary Club of White Rock in conjunction with the City of White Rock and Peace Portal Alliance Church started serving those with needs a lunch each weekday for upwards of 30 people. 
                       
We are currently meeting online via Zoom. Please contact us for the connection link if you are interested in attending one of the meetings. 
The "Rotary Breakfast for the Food Bank" has been "Canceled for this year". Due to the current situation concerning the out break of  COVID-19 it was best for the health of the attendees to cancel. If you bought tickets for the breakfast they will be refunded up until Aug 31, 2020. After that date the funds raised will be donated to the Sources Food Bank.  Thank you for your understanding.
Jack Klinkhammer receives a Paul Harris award. A big welcome to 2 new members who were inducted into the club, Monika Grant, and Keith Becker. Gordie Hogg spoke to us about his 42 years in public service. Club members were out tree planting at the Fun-Fun Park in Ocean Park.
 
The Rotary Club of White Rock's team raised over $5,000 at the walk, this brought us in at 3rd place, job well done. Out of the 27 Rotary Club across Canada we were in #1 place. A big thank you to all team members and their donors.
 
 
 
 
 
Induction of our newest club member Rennie McRae, welcome Rennie. Karen Cork the club's community service committee chairperson presents donations to "You Wear it Well" for grads prom, and to Semiahmoo Shopping Centre "Kidz Lit" reading program. Bell sang us a song from Beauty and the Beast.
An evening of dinner and entertainment was presented by the members from the Chinese Village Club celebrating "Lunar New Year", the year of the Rat. Everyone that attended the event had a great time and were very impressed with the evening. Job well done, thanks to all involved.
 
  April 15-20, 2020
           at the
White Rock Curling Centre
 
Donations of books in good condition are welcome. We do not accept magazines, text books, and damaged books. Thank you for your understanding.
The Semiahmoo Peninsula Rotaract Club is now a fully chartered club, part of Rotary International. Rotaract clubs are for young adults aged 18 to 30. The clubs focus on developing leadership skills, making a difference in the world, and having fun while socializing with friends. Linda Murray, District 5050's District Governor, is pictured here with the Rotaract Club members accepting their official charter certificate.
 
The Rotary Club of White Rock and other Rotary Clubs around the world were out on April 27, "Rotary Work Day" making a difference in local communities. The White Rock Club was helping out at the Peace Arch Hospice Thrift Store, and cleaning up the landscape at the Peace Arch Hospice Society Centre.

 
Club Community Service chair Gina Gritten presents a cheque to Karen Sidhu manager at Surrey Crime Prevention Society in support of their "Youth Training Program"

 
Rotary members from the 6 local clubs, which includes the newly formed Rotaract club, held their annual breakfast for Sources Food Bank. Over 275 guests enjoyed a hearty breakfast while they were entertained by the barbershop chorus "Toast & Jam" from the Langley First Capital Chorus. Magicians Jordon Vo, and Kim moved from table to table mystifying the guests. This years breakfast was the best one yet and raised over $5,800. The folks at the White Rock Baptist Church were gracious hosts supplying the coffee and tea. Generous food donations from Choices, Savon, Safeway, Thrifty's, and Costco helped make the breakfast a success. Thank you to all!
4 new members were inducted into the club Cathy Swallow, Dave Price, Dawn Benson, and George Garrett. The proceedings were held at the Rotary Field House over seen by Assistant District Governor Joan Apel. After the inductions George Garett told us about his involvement with the Volunteer Cancer Drivers Society and their good work, followed by entertaining  stories of his career as a news reporter.
 
Book Sale News
The Book Bin is currently OPEN
 
We are rapidly filling up our warehouse and will be forced to stop accepting books in early June
The next Book Sale will be when Dr Henry approves large indoor activities, hopefully by late summer
 
Book Donation Drop-off
Donations of books in good condition are welcome. We cannot accept magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias or damaged books. Thank you for your understanding.
 
Books can be donated 24/7 at the Blue Bin located on the north side of the Rotary Fieldhouse, located at 2197 148 St, Surrey, south of the Surrey Eagles Hockey Arena.  Large donations can be dropped off Thursday mornings 9-12.  We can help you unload directly into the book warehouse and not fill up the bin.
 
Click here to get the location map.  
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