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Rotary Club of White Rock
 

Service Above Self
 

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
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Rotary Field House
14600 20th Avenue
Surrey, BC
Canada
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Club Stories
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.
 
 The new members of the club were challenged to put on an event to raise money for club activities. They out did themselves with an evening of Music Bingo. The DJ  Jacqueline Stone of "Almost Famous Entertainment" graciously donated her time to keep the crowd grooving to the beats. The songs stimulated lots of memories for everyone. A big thank you to the new club members and all the  folks that donated  to the silent auction. Everyone had a wonderful time, it sounds like this could be a yearly event. Check out the cool video that video master Ian Lagasse put together.
 
Get your tickets, the breakfast is happening soon. This year should be a fun event with a barbershop quartet, magicians, and a kids corner. Kids 8 and under eat free..
Rotary Club of White Rock members took part in the "Coldest Night of the Year" walk Feb 23, 2019. The Club raised $5,400 for the Sources rent bank and homeless programs.
 
 
 
 
 

The Club held its annual Christmas party at Hazelmere Golf and Tennis Club on Dec 18 there were 75 members and guests that came out to celebrate. Besides a wonderful meal the highlight of the evening was the induction of two new members to the club, Monique Husslage, and Adrianna Pozzi. Both are eager to get involved in club activities and make a difference in our community. Ian Lagasse’s jokes were well received and seasonal. MC sound master fresh Bob Livesley kept beat to the Christmas tunes of Bill Brook’s piano and his singing accompanist. Joan Apel and the social committee did a wonderful job of organizing the event and everyone had a great time. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!

 

 
 
Following the events of this week, we are sorry to announce that the Polar Bear Swim for this New Years Day is officially cancelled.
We hope to see you there again for the start of 2020 and the 50th Anniversary of this fun local celebration.
 
 

ROTARY/SAVE ON FOOD CARD PROGRAM REACHES “ ONE MILLION” IN SALES

As a result of the incredible support of all five Rotary clubs together with our sponsors and retailers we have exceeded all expectations by selling ONE MILLION dollars worth of cards. The program, started just over 2 years ago, has raised more the $165,000 in donations for the Sources South Surrey/White Rock Food Bank. Thank you to everyone who has supported the program.

The White Rock Rotary Club members were active this last weekend (Dec 8/18). Starting off with members helping the Salvation Army at the Semiahmoo Shopping Centre by attending the donation kettle. The club sponsored "Kids Lit" program was going on at the same time. The children each receive a book to take home. In another part of town the club sponsored the City Dreams mobile dental clinic. The clinic gives dental treatment to people who otherwise would go without. Then a fun evening at the Surrey Eagles hockey game. Teddy bears were thrown on the ice after the first Eagles score. The teddy bears are then donated to the hospital auxillary who give them to children in the hospital.

We are proud to support the “Smile Hero Campaign” and the Dental Professionals who so generously offer these services which enables our fellow community members to access the dental care they need. 

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. 
 
Click here to view the video
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.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Club News
Donations of books in good condition are welcome. We do not accept magazines, text books, and damaged books. Thank you for your understanding.
 
Book Donation Drop-off
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. 
 
Click here to get the location map.  
 
 
 
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