Second Annual Rotary Club Picnic and Pool Party: Great Food, Company, and Fun! 2024-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
Dave Duskin Sworn in as District 5050 Governor: White Rock Club Wins Best Club Promoting Rotary Award 2024-07-15 07:00:00Z 0

Pride Week Celebrations, Tanzania Projects, and Rookie of the Year Award



City Counselor Ernie Klassen was our speaker this week, speaking on the City's pride week celebrations. Our Club supports the events, including the gala, and our own Michele Partridge, also city counselor explained the events. Terry McGauley, long time Rotary veteran updated the club on the two Tanzania Projects, the neonatal training facility and the equipment trailer being delivered to Mosha. Michael Pearce received the Rookie of the year award for his outstanding work at the desk, with surveys and many other areas he participated with the club activities.
Pride Week Celebrations, Tanzania Projects, and Rookie of the Year Award 2024-07-10 07:00:00Z 0

Celebrating Canada Day on the Promenade!

Happy Canada Day! 🍁 Our club had a tent on the promenade, where we sold books from our upcoming August Book Sale and raffle tickets for our Art Raffle, with the draw happening in October. More info coming soon.

A big thank you to Nash and his printing company for making our new Rotary tent! It looks fantastic! 🙌👏🏻 The morning shift did a great job promoting our book sale and Art Raffle at Canada Day on the promenade.

Celebrating Canada Day on the Promenade! 2024-07-02 07:00:00Z 0

Celebrating the Magic of Rotary: A Night to Remember



Last night, our club's installation dinner was a huge success! We began by expressing our heartfelt gratitude to our current board members and our wonderful club president, Irene Dahl. The evening was filled with excitement as we presented awards and enjoyed captivating entertainment by Norden the Magician, who mesmerized the children with his incredible tricks.
 
Celebrating the Magic of Rotary: A Night to Remember 2024-06-27 07:00:00Z 0
Celebrating Scholarship and Sustainability: Inspiring Presentation and Student Achievements 2024-06-19 07:00:00Z 0

Community Scholarship Program Awards and Climate Change Presentation



Two post-secondary students were awarded scholarships from our club's Community Scholarship Program. Congratulations to Misha M. from Elgin Park Secondary and Angelina S. from Panorama Ridge Secondary. The club also heard from Rotary member Keith about climate change. Keith presented a very thorough report full of important information.
Community Scholarship Program Awards and Climate Change Presentation 2024-06-14 07:00:00Z 0

Promoting Bike Safety at Surrey Rotary Club's Bike Day Ride



REC for Kids conducted a bicycle safety check for riders at the Surrey Rotary Club's Bike Day Ride at Holland Park. Fred Wickens, our club's Rotary Foundation Chair, engaged with a cycling enthusiast about the importance of bike safety.
Promoting Bike Safety at Surrey Rotary Club's Bike Day Ride 2024-06-05 07:00:00Z 0

Successful Business Trade Show Showcases Local Economy



The Business Trade Show, hosted by the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce at the Peace Arch Curling Club, was a resounding success. The event featured 26 local business booths, a photo booth, delicious food, a Kids Zone, a scavenger hunt, live music, and chances to win gift baskets. The White Rock Rotary booth sold books and promoted their upcoming BOOK SALE. It was a fantastic opportunity to network and explore what’s driving our local economy forward.
Successful Business Trade Show Showcases Local Economy 2024-06-05 07:00:00Z 0
Surrey City Mayor Brenda Locke Addresses Expansion and Housing Crisis Solutions 2024-05-29 07:00:00Z 0
Highlights from the May 21 Meeting: Inspirational Talks and Recognition 2024-05-29 07:00:00Z 0
Club Outing: Exploring the Historic Stewart Farm 2024-05-20 07:00:00Z 0

Asad Syed: Guest Speaker May 7



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.
Asad Syed: Guest Speaker May 7 2024-05-14 07:00:00Z 0

Embracing Diversity and Healing Hearts: Highlights from the 2024 Mt Vernon District Convention



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.
Embracing Diversity and Healing Hearts: Highlights from the 2024 Mt Vernon District Convention 2024-05-10 07:00:00Z 0

Community Spotlight: Recognizing Local Heroes and Acts of Generosity



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!! 
Community Spotlight: Recognizing Local Heroes and Acts of Generosity 2024-04-29 07:00:00Z 0
Another Successful White Rock Rotary Charity Book Sale Raises $68,000 for Community Causes 2024-04-23 07:00:00Z 0
Transforming Crescent Housing Society: Louise Taylor's Insights on Brella Management 2024-04-18 07:00:00Z 0

White Rock Club shines at District Assembly with a largest number of attendees



White Rock Club had the largest number of Attendees at District Assembly all while running our highly successful booksale! Attendees were: Anthony Manning, Linda D'Onofrio, Raj Rajagopal, Winston Conyers, Irene Dahl, David Lukov, Irene McRae (Renie), Terry McGauley, Ethan Martin and Nirmal Takhar. David Lukov will be pleased to see us at his District Convention this year.
White Rock Club shines at District Assembly with a largest number of attendees 2024-04-10 07:00:00Z 0
Record-Breaking Pace at the 2024 Book Sale: Acknowledging Volunteers and Leadership! 2024-04-09 07:00:00Z 0

Highlighting Transformative Impact: Guest Speakers, Leadership Award, and Program Presentation



Darryl introduced guest speakers Frankie and Lauren, who shared insights into their Box to Fit program for Parkinson's Disease. Silvio and Rick's personal testimonies highlighted the program's transformative impact, leading to improved health and renewed purpose. Additionally, President Irene presented the Leadership Award to Owynn Shima from, recognizing their outstanding contributions, with Russ Heggie, the teacher and Athletic Director at EMS, commended for their mentorship. Monique Husslage, who oversees the program -  presented the award, and Irene expressed gratitude for her role in the presentation.
Highlighting Transformative Impact: Guest Speakers, Leadership Award, and Program Presentation 2024-04-09 07:00:00Z 0

Balancing Act: The Multifaceted Life of Ethan Martin



Ethan Martin enlightened us on his life at this Tuesday meeting. Ethan is the incoming Membership Director and will also hold a director position with Sources all while running the family business, Comfort Care Keepers and raising two children with his wife Laura.
Balancing Act: The Multifaceted Life of Ethan Martin 2024-03-29 07:00:00Z 0

March 19 Speaker Event Recap: Global Impact and Community Support



Farzana Dhanji was our speaker March 19. Farzana lives locally and is a member of a club in Kenya. Her specialty is water projects and she discussed what it is like to work with Global grants and how her small club of 13 members is able to achieve a lot. Also we had our family from Afghanistan and a couple of community members who support them in attendance. Terry Peel is pictured with Syed and his sister who are now safely in Canada. Jan Rostkowski presented a banner from his original home club of Breman-Roland, Germany!
March 19 Speaker Event Recap: Global Impact and Community Support 2024-03-20 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary World Help



Our club has loaded the container of medical supplies pictured here and they are now on their way to Tanzania. International Projects Director Terry McGauley leads the process, takes care of the details along with Chair Carla Hanson who were both on hand to help load. Another great club project doing what we do best, helping others.
 
Rotary World Help 2024-03-19 07:00:00Z 0

5 Club Event with Surrey Eagles!



President Irene led with 'O Canada'  DG Dave Lukov dropped the puck to start the game. Many members, friends and family came out and part of the proceeds went to support club programs.
5 Club Event with Surrey Eagles! 2024-03-19 07:00:00Z 0

Hospital Equipment Project - Moshi, Tanzania


 

Hospital Equipment Project - Moshi, Tanzania We have five (5) volunteers and would appreciate five (5) more people joining the team that will load hospital equipment for Moshi, Tanzania, this Saturday.

The loading will be at the Rotary World Help Network warehouse at the Riverview Hospital site in Coquitlam.

Hospital Equipment Project - Moshi, Tanzania 2024-03-15 07:00:00Z 0
March 12 Meeting Highlights: Michele Partridge on International Women's Day & David Young's 'My Life' Presentation 2024-03-13 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Welcomes New Members and Explores Artificial Intelligence with City of White Rock Speaker 2024-03-06 08:00:00Z 0
Highlights from Last Week's Rotary Meeting: Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Presentation 2024-03-05 08:00:00Z 0
Muhammad Syed's Leadership Shines Bright on Coldest Night of the Year Fundraiser 2024-02-27 08:00:00Z 0

New Members Welcome: PH2H Presentation on Homelessness



Welcome new members Jan Rostkowski and Adam Smith, very interesting topic on homelessness in our area presented by speakers from PH2H (Peninsula Homeless to Housing)
Rick Bayer/ Adrianne Spiker
Student leadership award presented to another EMS student Sahara Updane - watch for this in the Peace Arch News.
New Members Welcome: PH2H Presentation on Homelessness 2024-02-22 08:00:00Z 0
Club's Chinese New Year Bash: Dance, Food, and Festive Fun! 2024-02-19 08:00:00Z 0

Highlights from Tuesday's Meeting: Recognitions, Awards, and Contributions



At Tuesday's meeting, Van Scofield was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow and became an Honorary Member, you can see him attending via Zoom. Mark Hambrook and Fred Wickens receive additional Paul Harris Fellows. Our guest speaker and becoming a regular Stephanie Cadieux, Chief Accesibility Officer, Canada was presented a Paul Harris Fellow and also awarded Honorary Membership to the club. Semiahmoo Family Place was presented with a $10,000 gift with two board members and Alyssa Roberts present to receive.
Highlights from Tuesday's Meeting: Recognitions, Awards, and Contributions 2024-02-08 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Recap: Daniel Cook Honored, Paul Harris Recognitions, and Insights on Surrey Schools 2024-01-31 08:00:00Z 0
White Rock Club: Championing Kids' Programs as Proud Sponsors! 2024-01-31 08:00:00Z 0

 Leaders of Tomorrow Award


This month's Leaders of Tomorrow award was presented by Monique at Tuesday's meeting to Karis Goodwin student at Earl Marriott Secondary School.
Leaders of Tomorrow Award 2024-01-10 08:00:00Z 0

Feed My City


The Rotary Club of White Rock Rotary has joined forces with the White Rock Elks Club to relaunch its successful Feed My City Program. Meals are provided by South Surrey’s Red Rose Restaurant and supplemented by fresh soups prepared by the Elks in their kitchen as well as bread donated by Cobs. Meals are distributed from the back of the Elks Club, 1469 George Street, on Wednesdays and Fridays from noon until 1:00 p.m., or whenever the food is distributed. The initiative is chaired by Anthony Manning, White Rock Rotary president-elect, and Al Burns, president, and Kelly McKay, president-elect, of White Rock Elks. The program will initially run for six months, then be reassessed based on need, funding and volunteers. Anthony Manning, President Elect.
Feed My City 2024-01-03 08:00:00Z 0

Polar Bear Plunge


Only one club member braved the cold, salty waters of Semiahmoo Bay for the Annual Polar Bear Swim, our very own Darryl Walker! No speed record was set other than getting out of the water quickly. 3 other clubs were there with tents - Rotary was well represented by Nature Celebrators, Semiahmoo Club & South Surrey Club!!
Polar Bear Plunge 2024-01-02 08:00:00Z 0

Community Collaboration for Compassion


White Rock Rotary and Elks Club join forces to revive Feed My City, offering free meals and addressing local food security concerns in an inspiring community initiative.
Community Collaboration for Compassion 2023-12-19 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) 2024



Unlock your potential with the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) 2024! 🚀 Join our FREE 4-day leadership program from May 9-12 at Camp Squeah, Hope, BC. Elevate your skills through interactive experiences designed for anyone aged 18-30. Don't miss the chance to embark on a transformative journey – Open to ALL!
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) 2024 2023-12-19 08:00:00Z 0
Magical Moments: Unwrapping Joy at the Annual Christmas Party! 2023-12-14 08:00:00Z 0
Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders: Ankita Ahmed Receives Rotary Club of White Rock Award 2023-12-09 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Recognition: Jan Dobbins Receives Dual Paul Harris Awards 2023-11-29 08:00:00Z 0

Paving the Way to End Polio

Dr. Lee Harman and Winston Conyers Boost Miss Vicky's Rally, Rallying Funds for Polio Eradication!


End Polio Now Event
: Dr Lee Harman and Winston Conyers spoke at the Elks Hall on Saturday and raised about $7000 more dollars to the roughly $40,000 the Miss Vicky rally drive has already raised. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match it 2 to 1 for a total of close to $150,000 toward the eradication of polio. Driving a Model A from Alaska to Mexico is no small feat much like the marathon to erase the terrible disease.⁠
Paving the Way to End Polio 2023-11-29 08:00:00Z 0

The New Rotary Club of White Rock Board for 2024/2025!



Welcome the new Rotary Club of White Rock Board for 2024/2025!!
Anthony Manning, Nirmal Takhar, Sasha Makagonska, Mo Olayemi, Kristina Eng, Linda D'Onofrio, Darryl Walker, Ethan Martin, Bo Long, Terry McGauley, Irene Dahl
Congratulations to all.
The New Rotary Club of White Rock Board for 2024/2025! 2023-11-24 08:00:00Z 0

District 5050 Foundation Dinner

Speakers: Dr R. Lee Harman - Polioplus

April Klassen – Peace Scholarship Alumni!

District Foundation Dinner. White Rock Club recognized as 2nd most generous in 'Annual Giving' and a leader in Polioplus donations to the Rotary Foundation. Lee Harman spoke on the 'Miss Vicky Trip' and April Klassen spoke as a 'Peace Scholar Alumni.

District 5050 Foundation Dinner 2023-11-23 08:00:00Z 0
Semiahmoo Family Place Expansion and Warm Welcome to New Members 2023-11-20 08:00:00Z 0
White Rock Rotary Commemorates Remembrance Day and Celebrates Softball City's Women's Events 2023-11-08 08:00:00Z 0
Miss Vicky's 2nd EPIC JOURNEY: End Polio Event 2023-10-26 07:00:00Z 0
Oktoberfest - Food, Fun, & Drink! 2023-10-18 07:00:00Z 0
August Book Sale Fred Wickens 2023-07-18 07:00:00Z 0

Installation 2023-24

The installation of the 2023-24  Club Board of Director was held on June 27, 2023. District Governor Elect David Lukov installed Irene Dahl as President with her new Board. Michele Partridge was hounored as Rookie of the Year, and Club SAA was hounored as Rotarian of the Year by out going President Carla Hanson. Stephanie Cadieux was present with the Paul Harris Community Service Award.
Installation 2023-24 Fred Wickens 2023-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
Essay Writing Contest 2023-06-01 07:00:00Z 0

Chamber of Commerce Award

The Rotary Club of White Rock was awarded Best Non-Profit Organization of the Year at the South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. President Carla was there to accept the award and some Rotary members were there to cheer! 
Also Big Congratulations to fellow nominees Brella and Alex House who are also outstanding non-profit leaders in our communities.
Chamber of Commerce Award Fred Wickens 2023-05-31 07:00:00Z 0

District Conference 2023

Rotary Club of White Rock at the conference, Past President Gordy Sanga introduced Premier David Ebby, 20+ year Rotary Pioneers were honoured, David Suzuki on Climate Change, tipping the light fanastic, Past Prsident Joan Apel introduced Stephanie Cadieux, 32 Ford "Miss Vicky" rides to end polio.
District Conference 2023 Fred Wickens 2023-05-14 07:00:00Z 0
April Book Sale Fred Wickens 2023-05-12 07:00:00Z 0

Mayors of White Rock

Megan Knight, current mayor of White Rock, was the guest speaker at our Club lunch meeting. |Mayor Knight spoke about the priorities the counsel has for the city.  In attendance were past mayors Gordie Hogg, Judy Forester, and Darryl Walker.
Mayors of White Rock Fred Wickens 2023-04-17 07:00:00Z 0
Spring Book Sale Fred Wickens 2023-04-11 07:00:00Z 0
PowWow 2023 fred wickens 2023-03-28 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary and Mental Health fred wickens 2023-03-10 08:00:00Z 0
Spring Book Sale 2023 Fred Wickens 2023-02-28 08:00:00Z 0
Breakfast for the Food Bank 2023 Fred Wickens 2023-02-21 08:00:00Z 0
Latin Dance Party Fred Wickens 2023-02-16 08:00:00Z 0

The Year of the Rabbit

This was our special Chinese New Year’s program arranged and hosted by Bo Long, who did a fantastic job. Bo greeted us with Gong He Fa Cho – Happy New year. Bo wished us lots of luck for the year of the rabbit. With the room nicely decorated with Chinese symbols – including rabbits, of course Bo introduced a number of dancers wearing traditional Chinese costumes. Their dance numbers included the Love of Nan Shu lake, a sailor dance recalling the memory of a generation, leading back to the time we were young. Others included the Tibetan dance and an Ancient dance. The performance ended with a chorus of Happy New Year. Performers were given a standing ovation.
 
The Year of the Rabbit Fred Wickens 2023-01-31 08:00:00Z 0

Jan 24, 2022 - Speaker

Our guest speaker for Jan 24th was Matthew Witt.  He is a retired firefighter with the City of Surrey.  He talked to us about his experience as part of a Rotary Project to assist rural communities in the Pisac area of the Peruvian Andes.  In the past year, Matthew was in Pisac to continue working with DESEA on a variety of projects. Matthew received a thank you certificate from club member Michele Partridge. 

 
Jan 24, 2022 - Speaker Fred Wickens 2023-01-24 08:00:00Z 0
Norm's Big Shave to Benefit Honour House Fred Wickens 2023-01-24 08:00:00Z 0

Coldest Night of the Year

Join us on February 25, 2023!

The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk to raise money for local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Team up, fundraise, walk, and gather for good... because it’s cold out there. Join the Rotary Club of White Rock team and help fundraise for the Sources. Click Here to Join the Team

Coldest Night of the Year Fred Wickens 2023-01-24 08:00:00Z 0

The Giving Tree

White Rock Rotary members (l to r) Irene, Monique, Mo, Kristina and Joan (taking photo) delivered 39 gifts to Women’s Trauma Center.  Thanks to the club for its support.
The Giving Tree Fred Wickens 2022-12-19 08:00:00Z 0

Jennifer Jones Tour 2022

Imagine White Rock – July 10, 2022
 
Imagine White Rock on a perfect day!
 
That would Sunday, July 10th as White Rock turned on its charm to welcome the first woman to become president of Rotary International.
She is Jennifer Jones, a Canadian from Windsor, Ontario who was winding up a tour of Canada from Newfoundland to Victoria, including a visit to the North.
 
Dozens of smiling Rotarians from the United States and Canada were joined by members of the public, mingling in the sunshine at Memorial Park where Rotarians had set up a stage with banners, the famous Rotary wheel and white chairs for the audience.
 
President Jennifer Jones mingled with just about everyone, posing for photos and warmly greeting all. On stage, where she was welcomed by White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker, President Jennifer spoke of her “Image” for Rotary, partly based on the John Lennon song - “Imagine.”
 
Jennifer said her tour included discussion of reconciliation and open dialogue. “The power of that is so important,” she said “because it speaks to who we are as an organization.” She added, “We represent the best – the best of our world. We have the ability to break down barriers. Even though Rotary is in some 200 countries and geographical areas, we are one together. If something happens to someone in another part of the world or another country, as part of our Rotary family it touches all of us.”
 
Jennifer is the first woman elected International President in Rotary’s  117 years, ironic because women we were not welcome in the early years. They fought to become Rotarians and have since played leadership roles in many Clubs and Districts. Rotary’s 1.2 million members are part of 34,000 Rotary clubs worldwide.
 
President Jennifer was due to end her tour July 11th in Victoria.
 
Jennifer Jones Tour 2022 Fred Wickens 2022-07-06 07:00:00Z 0

Club Installation 2022

Rotaractor Lexie Wynn installed Carla Hanson as the 2022-2023 Club President. Carla then installed the board of officers and directors.
Club Installation 2022 Fred Wickens 2022-07-04 07:00:00Z 0

Portable Library

The Rotary Club of White Rock has presented a beautiful hand-made portable library to the Dr. Al Hogg Pavillian, a long term care facility adjacent to Peace Arch Hospital. Pictured are President Gordy Sangha, Director Ted Church, Assistant District Governor Joan Apel and Imaan Toor, Manager of the Pavillian.
 
 
Portable Library Fred Wickens 2022-05-10 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Gift to White Rock Fire Rescue

Story by George Garrett
 
When firefighters approach a potential fire they follow a rule – “Try before you Pry.” They do not want to cause damage unless their entrance to a possible fire is blocked by a locked door.
 
Now, thanks to the Rotary Club of White Rock members of White Rock Fire Rescue have a training device called “Forced Entry Prop” located behind the fire hall. On Wednesday (April 27th) fire fighters staged a demonstration to illustrate how they can use devices quickly to open a door in case of fire in an apartment, house or commercial building. It’s when time matters.
A life can be saved with quick entry and rescue of a person trapped in a room.
 
Finding a fire victim, perhaps on a floor is also part of the training. Thanks to the Rotary Club of White Rock, the fire rescue service now has a 185-pound dummy, a stuffed mannequin named “Rescue Randy.” Fire fighters regularly practice how to find ‘Rescue Randy” and either lift or drag him to safety, just as they would with a person caught in a smoke-filled room.
 
The demonstration was performed for Mayor Daryl Walker, Councillor Anthony Manning and officials of the Rotary Club of White Rock, including Director Ted Church and President Gordy Sangha.
 
Mayor Walker said a $14,800 donation from the Rotary Club of White Rock was a good example of how Rotary and the City came together to provide the tools needed by White Rock Fire Rescue to do the job and make us all feel safe.
 
Club President Sangha said White Rock fire fighters do a tremendous job, making us feel safe in our homes, adding “We can go to sleep in peace and wake up in peace because of what you do for our
community.”
Rotary Gift to White Rock Fire Rescue Fred Wickens 2022-05-01 07:00:00Z 0

April Book Sale 

Book Sale – another success!
 
Book Sale manager Keith Becker says the April Book Sale exceeded expectations, raising nearly $52,000. Becker said “I’m very happy to have heard so many compliments from book buyers who appreciate the sale.”
 
Becker thanked “a great staff” including dozens of volunteers, both from Rotary and the community at large, and coordinated by Anthony Manning. Kristina Eng again did a great job on promotion.
 
Customers can look forward to another Rotary Book Sale in the curling rink in late August.
Once again volunteers will be welcomed. We couldn’t do it without them.
April Book Sale Fred Wickens 2022-04-17 07:00:00Z 0

Peace Walk for Ukraine

Join the City of White Rock, the Rotary Club of White Rock, the Peninsula Arts and Culture Alliance, and Sources Community Resources Centre for a Peace Walk for Ukraine. 
 
The walk will take place on April 2nd between 10am and 12pm, starting at Memorial Park and walking along Marine Drive and the Promenade. 
 
There will be featured speakers, a celebration of Ukrainian culture, and traditional Ukrainian foods-as well as opportunities to donate to support humanitarian efforts.
 
Peace Walk for Ukraine Rheanna Sidhu 2022-04-01 07:00:00Z 0

CNOY 2022

 
Join our team - Rotary Club of White Rock,  walk on your own, do a virtual walk, or join us on a team walk (times to be determined).  You can also donate to the team through the link below. The official day for CNOY is Feb 26 however due to COVID the main event has been canceled.
 
The Coldest Night of the Year is a walk that raises money for folks in our community who need our help. Some of them hungry, more than a few hurting and regrettably, some who are homeless too. Adults, moms and kids, seniors and youth as well.
 
CNOY is a lot of fun and so valuable. Just click our team page link below to begin to join the team or donate.
 
CNOY 2022 Fred Wickens 2022-01-02 08:00:00Z 0

The Giving Tree 2021

 
Thank you all who contributed to "The Giving Tree" this holiday season. Over 40 gift bags were delivered to Sources Women's Place for clients dealing with challenges over the holidays. The gift bags were donated by the White Rock, South Surrey, and Peace Arch Peninsula Rotary Clubs. Pictured about is Denise Darrell, director of Women's Place, who is receiving the gift bags from Rotary ADG Joan Apel. Denise was overwhelmed by the generosity of the Rotary Clubs, and would like to thank everyone for the continued support of Women's Place.
The Giving Tree 2021 Fred Wickens 2021-12-26 08:00:00Z 0
Polar Bear Plunge 2022 Fred Wickens 2021-12-23 08:00:00Z 0

Nov 2, 2021 - In Person Meeting

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The Rotary Club of White Rock will again be meeting in person starting on Nov 2, 2021 at the Rotary Field House in the South Surrey Athletic Park at 12:00 noon. The meeting will also be available through a Zoom link. Contact us for more information. All attendees must show verification of full vaccination, masks are also required. 
Nov 2, 2021 - In Person Meeting Fred Wickens 2021-10-27 07:00:00Z 0
November is "Rotary Foundation" month Fred Wickens 2021-10-27 07:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day Oct 24 Fred Wickens 2021-10-20 07:00:00Z 0

Belize School Donations

Rotary Club members collected school supplies and sports equipment to be sent to Belize by Rotary World Help. The school supplies will be added to a container that will be filled with medical supplies.
Belize School Donations Fred Wickens 2021-10-08 07:00:00Z 0
Polioplus Dinner Red Rose Oct 24, 2021 2021-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
Orange Shirt Day Sept 20th 2021-09-29 07:00:00Z 0

Book Sale - Aug 2021

 
The long awaited 6 day book sale was a great success. Thank you to all who came out. Happy reading!
Book Sale - Aug 2021 Fred Wickens 2021-07-20 07:00:00Z 0

Playground Funding Complete

The playground funding project for Peace Arch and White Rock Elementary Schools, which was started in 2019 during past president Mauricio Browne de Paula's year, is now complete. Co-Chair Jack Rae and the committee are pleased to announce that the Rotary Club of White Rock presented a cheque of $ 63,000 to the Surrey School District #36 on Thursday May 27, 2021. The cheque was presented to Surrey School District #36 Senior Officer Ms. Liane Ricou by Co-Chair Jack Rae.in the presence of current Club President David Grant. The hard working Rotary Club of White Rock Playground Committee raised over $126,000 for the two elementary schools.  The Peace Arch School's playground was completed in Nov 2020. Construction of the White Rock Elementary School's playground will start this June 2021.
Playground Funding Complete Fred Wickens 2021-05-30 07:00:00Z 0

FMC First Anniversary

Club members and volunteers attended the "Feed My City" program on Thursday May 20, 2021 to recognize the programs 1 year anniversary. Save On Foods donated cupcakes for all attending. After the distribution of the meals club members gathered at 3 Dog Brewery where Simone Brown de Paula and George Garrett were presented with their Paul Harris Society pins by club president David Grant.
FMC First Anniversary Fred Wickens 2021-05-26 07:00:00Z 0

Peace Scholarship

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. 

 

 
Peace Scholarship Fred Wickens 2021-03-07 08:00:00Z 0

Coldest Night of the Year 2021

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.
Coldest Night of the Year 2021 Fred Wickens 2021-03-04 08:00:00Z 0

Chinese New Year

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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.
Chinese New Year Fred Wickens 2021-03-04 08:00:00Z 0

Environment Sustainability

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. 
 
 
Environment Sustainability Fred Wickens 2021-01-24 08:00:00Z 0

Club Christmas Activities

   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.
Club Christmas Activities Fred Wickens 2021-01-04 08:00:00Z 0

Dr. Bonnie Henry - TRF Paul Harris

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. 
Dr. Bonnie Henry - TRF Paul Harris Fred Wickens 2020-11-10 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Month Fred Wickens 2020-10-28 07:00:00Z 0
October Theme Fred Wickens 2020-10-13 07:00:00Z 0

School Playground Funding

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.
School Playground Funding Fred Wickens 2020-09-27 07:00:00Z 0
Sept Theme Fred Wickens 2020-09-16 07:00:00Z 0

Book Sale - Aug 2020 

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.
Book Sale - Aug 2020 Fred Wickens 2020-08-12 07:00:00Z 0

Feed My City

 
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. 
Feed My City Fred Wickens 2020-07-24 07:00:00Z 0

Zoom Online Meetings

                       
We are currently meeting online via Zoom. Please contact us for the connection link if you are interested in attending one of the meetings. 
Zoom Online Meetings Fred Wickens 2020-07-20 07:00:00Z 0

Breakfast for the Food Bank "Canceled"

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.
Breakfast for the Food Bank "Canceled" Fred Wickens 2020-03-13 07:00:00Z 0

Club Activities Mar 10, 2020

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.
 
Club Activities Mar 10, 2020 Fred Wickens 2020-03-11 07:00:00Z 0

Coldest Night of the Year

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.
 
 
 
 
 
Coldest Night of the Year Fred Wickens 2020-01-29 08:00:00Z 0

Chinese New Year Dinner

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.
Chinese New Year Dinner Fred Wickens 2020-01-29 08:00:00Z 0

Club Meeting Jan 28, 2020

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.
Club Meeting Jan 28, 2020 Fred Wickens 2020-01-29 08:00:00Z 0

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Installation 2019-2020 Club Board Fred Wickens 2019-06-17 07:00:00Z 0

Rotaract Club Charter Night

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.
 
Rotaract Club Charter Night Fred Wickens 2019-05-05 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Work Day 

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.

 
Rotary Work Day Fred Wickens 2019-05-02 07:00:00Z 0

Surrey Crime Prevention Society

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"

 
Surrey Crime Prevention Society Fred Wickens 2019-04-16 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary "People of Action" Fred Wickens 2019-03-29 07:00:00Z 0

6 Club Breakfast for the Food Bank

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!
6 Club Breakfast for the Food Bank Fred Wickens 2019-03-29 07:00:00Z 0

New Members Inducted

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.
 
New Members Inducted Fred Wickens 2019-03-27 07:00:00Z 0
Thank you to all that came out to support our Charity Book Sale, the next sale will be in August 23-26, 2019 Raj Rajagopal 2019-03-11 07:00:00Z 0

Breakfast for the Food Bank

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..
Breakfast for the Food Bank Fred Wickens 2019-03-04 08:00:00Z 0

New Members Event

 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.
 
New Members Event Fred Wickens 2019-02-15 08:00:00Z 0

Book Sale

 
  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.
Book Sale Fred Wickens 2019-01-31 08:00:00Z 0

Club Christmas Party - Dec 2018

 

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!

 

Club Christmas Party - Dec 2018 Fred Wickens 2018-12-19 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Polar Bear Swim *Canceled*

 
 
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 Polar Bear Swim *Canceled* Fred Wickens 2018-12-14 08:00:00Z 0

Save-on-Foods Cards

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.

Save-on-Foods Cards Fred Wickens 2018-12-14 08:00:00Z 0

Busy Rotary Weekend !

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.
Busy Rotary Weekend ! Fred Wickens 2018-12-12 08:00:00Z 0

Mobile Dental Clinic

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. 

Mobile Dental Clinic Fred Wickens 2018-12-12 08:00:00Z 0
Join Us! Fred Wickens 2018-11-28 08:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day Oct 24, 2018 Fred Wickens 2018-10-31 07:00:00Z 0
Summer Book Sale - August 2018 Darryl Swallow 2018-08-04 07:00:00Z 0

Visit to the Semiahmoo Fish and Wildlife Club

Posted by Raj Rajagopal
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
Visit to the Semiahmoo Fish and Wildlife Club Raj Rajagopal 2018-08-01 07:00:00Z 0

Annual Barbeque 2018

Posted by Raj Rajagopal
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.
 
 
Annual Barbeque 2018 Raj Rajagopal 2018-07-17 07:00:00Z 0

Installation Ceremony of 2018-19 Board

Posted by Raj Rajagopal
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.
 
 
 
 
 
Installation Ceremony of 2018-19 Board Raj Rajagopal 2018-07-17 07:00:00Z 0

SASSY Awards 2018

Posted by Raj Rajagopal
 
 
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.
 
 
SASSY Awards 2018 Raj Rajagopal 2018-05-19 07:00:00Z 0

Support to Surrey Crime Prevention Society

Posted by Raj Rajagopal
 
 
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. 
 
Support to Surrey Crime Prevention Society Raj Rajagopal 2018-05-10 07:00:00Z 0

5-Club Breakfast fundraiser for Sources Food Bank

Posted by Raj Rajagopal
 
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.
 
5-Club Breakfast fundraiser for Sources Food Bank Raj Rajagopal 2018-05-05 07:00:00Z 0

April 2018 Book Sale Photo

Posted by Raj Rajagopal
Our April 2018 Book Sale is under way. Photograph taken by Daphne Fortin on the second day of the sale
 
 
 
April 2018 Book Sale Photo Raj Rajagopal 2018-04-16 07:00:00Z 0

April 2018 Book Sale

Posted by Raj Rajagopal
 
Our Spring Book Sale is from April 14 to 21
 
 
 
Click here to get the location map for Peace Arch Curling Centre
 
 
 
April 2018 Book Sale Raj Rajagopal 2018-03-15 07:00:00Z 0

April 2018 Book Sale

Posted by Raj Rajagopal
 
Our Spring Book Sale is from April 14 to 21
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
April 2018 Book Sale Raj Rajagopal 2018-03-15 07:00:00Z 0

British Virgin Islands - Cane Garden Bay School project

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."
    
British Virgin Islands - Cane Garden Bay School project Darryl Swallow 2017-11-22 08:00:00Z 0

Summer Social BBQ

Posted on Jul 29, 2017
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.
Summer Social BBQ Darryl Swallow 2017-07-29 07:00:00Z 0

SaveOn Foods - Sources Food Bank cheque presentation

Posted on Jul 29, 2017
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.
SaveOn Foods - Sources Food Bank cheque presentation Darryl Swallow 2017-07-29 07:00:00Z 0
Peace Arch News article - Food card program Darryl Swallow 2017-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
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District 5050 Golf Tournament

The District 5050 golf tournament was held this Friday Aug. 12th with all funds raised going to the Rotary Foundation for doing good in this world. It was held at Hazelmere golf course in South Surrey and we had 8 members of our club ( sorry 6 and 2 spouses ) that were players and our member Ted Church won a blender. Great fun was had by all!
District 5050 Golf Tournament 2016-08-15 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Networking Plus

Denis Boyd, our past District Governor, spoke about a new initiative to return (to some degree at least) to the roots of Rotary. We have seen a shift from a very strong emphasis on business networking (in the early days of Rotary), to a shift away from business networking- to the point where some clubs have fined members for talking business at a meeting! The new theme is “Rotary is open for business”.
To help members who want to identify and connect with businesses that are run by Rotarians, a new web site – www.rotarynetworkingplus.com – has been established, with seed funding from District 5050. The underlying theme is that doing business with Rotarians should mean doing business with business people who are ethical and can be trusted. Denis gave a demonstration of the web site, which is up and running now. There is no charge for registering a business on the website. There are now 152 listings – target is 400-500. While District 5050 has provided funding so far (about $6000 to date), the long term plan is for the website to  be self – financing.
Denis’ presentation was well received – those present expressed generally positive reactions to the initiative.
Rotary Networking Plus 2016-07-20 00:00:00Z 0

Dr. Har Prashad, consulting for Tribology

Dr. Har Prashad, a very accomplished man currently consulting for Tribology.  Voss is doss?  Tribology is the study of science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion. His topic for us was life, love, health and happiness.  He broke each word down and provided us insight into how these very personal words impact our daily lives.
 
Dr. Har Prashad, consulting for Tribology 2016-07-14 00:00:00Z 0

Community Scholarship

Megan Mohan, Semiahmoo High graduate with our $2,000 Community scholarship.  Megan will be studying to become a teacher at the University of Victoria.  On graduation she plans to work with children competing in the special Olympics.  In a brief talk she listed some of her many volunteer accomplishments while in school.
Community Scholarship bru 2016-07-14 00:00:00Z 0

Peace Arch Hospital

Peace Arch Hospital is closer to having new medical equipment after the Rotary Club of White Rock donated more than $30,000.

The club presented the cheque to the Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation last month, in the amount of $32,100, which was raised through the group's popular book sale.

The funds will go towards purchasing three vital-signs monitors for elder acute care and a bladder scanner for the mental health and substance abuse zone.

Since launching the book sale in 1987, the Rotary Club of White Rock has raised $322,000 for the hospital.

 
Peace Arch Hospital Bruce MacKenzie 2016-05-10 00:00:00Z 0

Choose to Move!

The YMCA is offering to assist isolated and vulnerable adults, or those living with or at risk for chronic conditions. The Community Health team with the YMCA of Greater Vancouver are offering a program called the Choose to Move program. This program is a free choice-based physical activity support program informed by the best practice. It will enhance and identify physical activity opportunities for adults 65+ who are currently inactive and living with chronic conditions. 
This program is completely FREE for those who qualify.
Tong Louie Family YMCA (Surrey)
T. 604.320.5813
E. choosetomove@gv.ymca.ca
W: gv.ymca.ca
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