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Books can be donated throughout the year 24/7  at the Blue Bin located near the Rotary Fieldhouse located south of the Eagles Hockey Arena near trhe soccer fields. 
 
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White Rock

Service Above Self

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14600 20th Avenue
Surrey, BC
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Our club members had an enjoyable and educational visit to the Semiahmoo Fish and Wildlife Club on Sunday July 29. Ian Lagasse has shared with us the excellent video he shot during the occasion. 
 
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The installation of President Fred Wickens and the officers and directors of the 2018-19 Board was done on June 19, 2018. Here is a video capturing the moments of the installation. The video was shot by Past President Ian Lagasse. Enjoy!! Click on THE INDUCTION OF PRESIDENT FRED 2018 2019 Below in the photo and the video will play.
 
 
 
 
 
Once again Simone and Mauricio opened their lovely home to the Club members and friends for this year's Bar-B -Que. Enjoy the video shot on this occasion by Past President Ian Lagasse!! Click on the Rotary Club convenes its annual bar-b-que  for 2018 below.
 
 
Just confirming Ted is in (with) good spirits 😃😃😃 and is now at his home being looked after by two fine ladies from ICBC
 
 
 
 
The eighth annual Service Above Self Surrey Youth Awards were presented on May 17, 2018 to celebrate the achievements of youth aged 15 to 21 who are making a difference in our community by demonstrating the Rotary ideal of Service above Self. 
 
The awards were given in the categories of 
Community Service, Environmental Leadership, Overcoming Adversity, Sports Leadership, Art & Culture Leadership and Youth Leadership.
 
The Community Service Award was sponsored by the Rotary Club of White Rock and was presented to Cindy Zeng by our Club Vice President Nirmal Takhar.
 
 
 
 
Support to Surrey Crime Prevention Society
 
The “Surrey Crime Prevention Society” is made up of over 400 volunteers who are mostly under the age of 30. In 2017 volunteers put in over 13,000 hours, on programs such as Graffiti Removal, Parking Lot Vehicle Checks, Speed Watch, Transit Watch, and Distracted Driving Awareness. Pictured is Karen Sidhu, executive director, and volunteers receiving a $500 donation for volunteer safety equipment from the Rotary Club of White Rock. 
 
 
The 5 Rotary Clubs from the Peninsula presented a cheque to Jaye Murray manager of the Sources Food Bank. $7,800 was raised at the “5 Club Breakfast for the Food Bank” held on April 28, 2018.  The funds will be used to purchase needed food items.. This is the 4th year the breakfast has been held and each year it seems to get more popular.
 
Our April 2018 Book Sale is under way. Photograph taken by Daphne Fortin on the second day of the sale
 
 
 
 
Our Spring Book Sale is from April 14 to 21
 
 
 
Click here to get the location map for Peace Arch Curling Centre
 
 
 

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We've partnered with the Tortola Rotary Club in the British Virgin Islands and their affiliates in White Rock/South Surrey to ensure that the funds raised will go DIRECTLY to the causes we want to assist, with no handling fees. We have earmarked the school in Cane Garden Bay as the recipients of the benefit. It is a very important facility for the community and their rebuilding will greatly aid the regeneration for young & old alike.
 
"The following is a first hand account from a member of the Rotary Club of Tortola, BVI:
  • The British Virgin Islands (BVI) received a devastating, direct hit from Irma on Sept. 6th.  A category 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 185-190 mph and gusts over 220 churned thru the islands for 5 long hours, tornadoes embedded inside, blowing apart almost everything in her path.  90% of the buildings on the island were destroyed beyond repair or severely damaged, the entire island was left without water or power (it is estimated power will not be fully restored for 4 more months) and the communication infrastructure was almost completely wiped out. Most of the trees were uprooted or broken and the main island roads were impassable for a week, and longer in the outlying areas. Thousands have been left homeless with literally only the clothes on their backs, businesses are destroyed, and jobs are scarce.  It's not a pretty picture.  I've been on the island after several category 3 & 4 hurricanes but nothing comes close to this - the scenes that l've witnessed are reminiscent of war-torn, bombed-out Syria.  It's heartbreaking."
    
The August 2017 Charity Book Sale got off to a good start. Some pictures from the opening day. 
 
Early Morning Rush of book buyers
Greeter Gina and the book buyers!!
Young buyers enjoying their find!!
 
Books can be donated throughout the year 24/7  at the Blue Bin located on the north side of the Rotary Fieldhouse located south of the Eagles Hockey Arena and directly west of the South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre near the soccer fields. 
 
Click here to get the location map.  
 
 
The Social Committee hosted the annual BBQ at the home and back patio of Mauricio and Simone on July 22, 2017.  Appetizers, drinks and an excellent Brazilian BBQ dinner were enjoyed by about 50 club members, spouses, and family members.  Many thanks to Mauricio and Louis for their excellent BBQ skills.
Darrell Jones of SaveOn Foods attended the Semiahmoo Rotary Club to present a cheque and talk about the Rotary-Sources Food Bank food card program.  The program was sponsored by SaveOn Foods as well as the Block Family during the 2016-2017 Rotary year resulting in a 16% donation.  Total sales of food gift cards was $424,800 resulting in a total donation to Sources Food Bank of $67,900.  Those funds are further leveraged by the Food Bank to achieve a significantly larger benefit.
 
For the 2017-2018 Rotary club year, all five of the White Rock & South Surrey areas have agreed to co-sponsor the program with SaveOn Foods.  Based on sponsorship currently secured, a donation of 17% of every food card purchased through the program will be made to Sources Food Bank.
 
President Raj is in Moldova on a World Bank assignment. During his stay at Chisinau, he attended the meeting of the Rotary Cosmo Club of Chisinau. Here is a photo of President Raj with the President of the Chisinau Club with a couple of other members of that club. 
 
Thanks to Jack and his program committee for today's excellent speaker, Dr. Marco Merra, who is head of the genome sciences department at the BC Cancer Agency's research centre at UBC.  Funding from the annual Terry Fox run helps support this research.  In introducing Dr Merra, Van covered a portion of his resume outlining some of his many accomplishments and awards.