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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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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.
Good news we are having a book sale, however the book bin is still closed but you can bring your books to the book sale and we will accept them.
 
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.
 
 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.

Book Sale News
The Book Bin is
 NOW OPEN.
Thanks to everyone who came out and supported our recent book sale it was a great success!
Book donations are now being excepted.
Next Book Sale TBA
 
 
Book Donation Drop-off
Donations of books in good condition are welcome. We do not accept magazines, text books, and damaged books. Thank you for your understanding.
 
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 Surrey Eagles Hockey Arena and directly east of the South Surrey Recreation and Arts Centre near the soccer fields
 
Click here to get the location map.  
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