Club News


The guest speaker for the day was Asad Syed, Founder and Current Chair of the White Rock Muslim Association, introduced by Muhammad Syed. He said Asad was the first person to connect him to Rotary WR and the community.


White Rock was well represented at the convention with Agnes again steeling the show on stage and at the bowling alley! Incredible speakers with the focus on family. A large part was dedicated to grief and most of the men in the crowd found they need to do a better job of working through it. Miss Vicky made an appearance, exchange students from around the world and my personal favorite was the talk by Shirley-Pat Gale, an east coast women adopted by a first nations family.


Bob Smith & Gurjinder Burji were speakers for Volunteer Cancer Drivers, George Garrett was instrumental in the start up of this program that our club supports. Rose and John Block donated $20,000 to kick off the 'George Garrett Memorial Fund' - EMS Student Willow Markle-Gahr, recievied the Leaders of Tomorrow award and her picture will appear in the next issue of the Peace Arch News.  James and his dog Finnigan were regulars at Feed My City during covid. James has since found a job and joined us at the meeting to donate $500 toward FMC!! 
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We are currently meeting for lunch at the Rotary Field House in the South Surrey Athletic Park on Tuesdays at 12:00pm, we are also broadcasting on Zoom. Please contact us for the Zoom link, or if you would like to attend the in person lunch meeting.
 
Bob Livesey is looking for nominations for someone (not from the club) who goes above and beyond in their community service work. Please contact Bob to discuss if you know of such a person! Submit the application before May 28.
Upcoming Events
Speaker List at Upcoming Tuesday noon Meetings:

May 21
Member - Adam Smith
My Life
Stacey Kohler

May 28
Member - Azra Mann
My Life (Note) - may substitute Mayor Locke if available

June 4
Club Assembly
Members Only meeting

June 11

Member Keith Becker/ Environment

June 18

Councillor Mike Bose/ Agriculture

June 25     
Dinner Meeting in place of Lunch Meeting

(Club Executive Installation)
Book Sale News
 
Book Donations
accepted at the Rotary Fieldhouse in the South Surrey Athletic Park
 
Donations of books in good condition are welcome. We cannot accept magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias, manuals, or damaged books. Thank you for your understanding.
 
Books can be donated 24/7 at the Blue Bin 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 Monday or Thursday mornings 9-11.  We can help you unload directly into the book warehouse and not fill up the bin.  If you need help picking up a large donation of books, we can help.  Contact us at rotaryclub.booksale@gmail.com for assistance.
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President Elect
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Director
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Rotary Club of White Rock Wins Best Non-Profit Organization Award at South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards
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Climate therapy

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The provider pipeline

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