Celebrate the Magic of Rotary

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Rotary International's President-elect Stephanie Urchick unveiled the 2024-25 presidential theme, "The Magic of Rotary," during a recent address. Urchick stressed that this magic isn't about fanciful tricks but resides in every Rotarian's ability to make a positive impact. She recounted a poignant experience in the Dominican Republic that showcased Rotary's magic—providing clean water that changed lives.
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Kathleen Olson Selected as District Governor 2026-2027 Celia Black 2023-11-09 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Citation 2022-23

 
District 5050 Award Recipients
 
A heartfelt congratulations to all clubs awarded the prestigious Rotary Citation! This honor, the highest bestowed by Rotary, recognizes your unwavering commitment, exceptional service, and the remarkable positive impact you've orchestrated in communities worldwide. Your dedication embodies the true spirit of Rotary. 
 
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Rotary's Commitment to DEI

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At Rotary, we're committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect, allowing everyone's voice to be heard, and providing equitable opportunities for fellowship, service, and leadership.
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Help Find the Next District Governor 2026-27

 
Lead District 5050 in 2026-27 - Are You That Person?
 
Being District Governor is one of the most critical roles in the District. It is rewarding, challenging, exciting, and highly responsible. It is the epitome of Service Above Self. The District Governor provides leadership, inspiration, and guidance to Rotary clubs under the general supervision of the Board of Directors.
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Aug RNP

 
Bob Livesey
Homelife Commercial Real Estate
604-538-8888
15595 24th Ave.
White Rock, British Columbia V4A 2J4
Canada
Rotary Club of  White Rock
 
 
To do business with Rotarians! Click Below to View Listings 
https://rotarynetworkingplus.com/
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In the Zone Aug 2023

View Director Drew Kessler and Director-Elect Chris Etienne's August 2023 Message to Rotarians,
which features a great membership success story.
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Governor's Installation Banquet 2023-24

L-R: PDG Raj Rajapal, DGE David Duskin, DG, David Lukov, DGN Isabelle Hayer, PRI Director Dean Rohrs
 
 

Rotary District 5050 Leadership Installation

On Sunday, July 16, Tulip Town in the scenic Skagit Valley, just west of Mount Vernon, was abuzz with inspiration and leadership. The Rotary District 5050 proudly installed its new leadership team facilitated by PRI Director Dean Rohrs, featuring our new District Governor, David Lukov. A hearty congratulations to David and all the newly appointed leaders for District 5050! Here's to a year of growth and service!

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Aug is Membership & New Club development Month 

 

There are many ways to join in the celebration, but here are a few activities to get you started:

  • Say it loud, say it proud! Let everyone in your social network know that you are a proud member by changing your Twitter and Facebook profile to the I’m a Proud Member, I’m a Proud Rotaractor, or I am a Proud Interactor graphic. Copy and save the graphic as your profile picture for August.

  • Exchange ideas. Do you have successful membership strategies that have worked well in your community? Share them on the Membership Best Practices Discussion Group.

  • We Are Rotary. Using the hashtag #WeAreRotary, post photos to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Vine of your club members at work in your community or abroad to show how Rotary makes a positive impact in the world.

  • Making a difference. Rotary clubs are known for the high-impact service projects they undertake locally and globally. Share stories about your service projects and how they improve lives on Rotary Showcase. Be sure to follow us on Facebook Twitter, and Instagram to see what Rotary members around the world are doing to celebrate Membership Month.

  • What does Rotary mean to you? Rotary members have pushed polio to the brink of eradication, delivered clean water to those in need, improved their local communities, provided scholarships to the next generation of peacemakers, and continued to do good in the world.

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DG Message for August

 
Governor's Message
 
I want to thank those who were able to attend the District Installation on Sunday, 16 July 2023 at Tulip Town in Mount Vernon. It was wonderful to see so many Clubs represented from both the United States and Canada. I am thrilled to represent so many Rotarians in District 5050 as District Governor.
 
Through my articles during the coming year, my goal is to discuss how hope affects Rotarians, Clubs and our world. When I think of hope, what comes to mind is a feeling of expectation and a desire for a certain thing or things to happen. Hope is not an abstract concept. It is a crucial element of life. Without hope, there is no purpose to living. Hope is the “stuff” that keeps us going, particularly when we experience challenges and obstacles in life.
 
Hope can often be experienced in healthy family settings. What I want to encourage with our Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Clubs are healthy characteristics to foster healthy Clubs. In my Rotary experiences, healthy Rotary Clubs create hope for its members. It is where people feel motivated to want to get involved in the lives of others. Hopeful Rotary Clubs are where strong and caring relationships are established. It is where people desire to practice “Service Above Self.”  Clubs that are healthy and hopeful are ones that make a huge difference in the community and world.
 
It is my hope to utilize the leaders and resources of our District to help foster healthy Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Clubs. And it is my desire that each of you will serve as Ambassadors of hope in all your endeavors.
 
Warmest regards,
 
 
 
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Golfun 2023

DUE TO THE UNFORSEEN CLOSURE OF THE GOLF COURSE--THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED!
 
 
We received word on August 1 that as of 4:00 PM, the Sheriff served the golf course with some form of official notice and it is officially closed.  Due to this development, we are canceling the August 25 tournament and dinner.

All registration fees will be returned.  Please be patient as we are making some changes with our bank accounts and credit card servicing.
 
It has been suggested that we look to having this event later in the fall.  We need to put together a golf tournament committee to look at other venues and determine feasibility.  If you would like to be involved, please let me know.
 
Clubs are asked to budget $2,000 each years for the Rotary Foundation which has been classified as a sponsorship.  We would  encourage clubs to still pay the amount to one or more of the Rotary Foundation funds.   

Thank you
Dave Duskin, DGE
Rotary District 5050
Phone: 425-879-4515
Email: dave.rotary5050@gmail.com
 
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Miss Vicky Alaska to Mexico 2023

Lee Harman Drives Miss Vicky from Alaska to Mexico
in a Determined Quest to Eradicate Polio
 
 
 
UPDATE: Lee Harman and Miss Vicky are on the road! Click here for blog updates from the road. 
 
Lee Harman, a member of the Rotary Club of Arlington since 1985, is planning his second marathon endurance race in his 1931 Vintage Ford Victoria automobile to raise funds and awareness for the Rotary PolioPlus Campaign. You can support his adventure with a donation online that goes 100% to PolioPlus: CLICK TO DONATE. 
 
The first adventure in 2019 was a 10,000-mile trek from Peking to Paris in 36 days.  The 2023 Marathon is a 7,600-mile endurance race from Anchorage to Cabo San Lucas, with overnight stops in Dawson Creek, Walla Walla, Moab, and Tucson. The goal is to raise $76,000 for PolioPlus, asking individuals to consider a $76 donation and clubs to consider a $7600 donation.
 
Lee believes anything can be accomplished, including eradicating Polio, if a vintage car can complete a course where 40% of the route will be off-road. Participating cars include those built before 1974 and some vintage machines like Miss Vicky.
 
Lee Harman’s own involvement in PolioPlus has taken him to India to work with teams from CDC, the World Health Organization, and UNICEF, entering off-the-grid villages to inoculate children. He saw firsthand how lives can improve. Rotarians, like Harman, know the pain and suffering that polio has wrought, mainly targeting humankind’s most vulnerable.
 
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Jan 23 Vocational Service Month 

The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Object, which calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster”:
 
Those objectives are:
 
  • To encourage and foster high ethical standards in business and professions, to recognise the worthiness of all useful occupations, to dignify the Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
  • To apply the ideal of service in personal, business and community life.
  • To advance international understanding and goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of businessmen and professional men and women united in the ideal of service.
Paul Harris wrote: "Each Rotarian is a connecting link between the idealism of Rotary and their trade or profession".
 
Vocational Service is the way Rotary fosters and supports the application of the Ideal of Service to the pursuit of all vocations.
 
It is the shared responsibility of both the Rotary Club and its members.

 
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Dec 2022 RNPlus Member 

Soul2sole Esthetics and Body Care
https://soul2sole.biz/
Marissa Wood
Tel:1-604 701-6262
9248 Main Street Chilliwack, BC
Canada
Rotary Club of  Chilliwack Fraser 
To do business with Rotarians! Click Here to View Listings 
 
 
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rotary Happy Holidays 

 

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.

They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you Happiness and a Prosperous New Year

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December-is-disease-month

We believe good health care is everyone’s right.

Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care.

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Isabelle Hayer Selected as District Governor 2025 - 2026

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The District 5050 Nominating Committee, chaired by Past District Governor Brad Whittaker, met in early November 2022 to select the 2025-2026 District 5050 Governor. 
 
We congratulate Assistant Governor for Area E Isabelle Hayer, whom the Nominating Committee has selected as our District Governor for 2025-2026. Her nomination, should there be no challenge within 14 days as per the District 5050 Bylaws, becomes official on December 1, 2022.
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District Conference Anime

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District Governor Position 

 
The deadline to apply to be the District Governor in the Rotary year of 2025-2026 for District 5050 is soon approaching - October 15, 2022.
 
Be sure to get your nomination in so you don’t miss out, as it truly is the experience of a lifetime! 
 
 
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Sept RNP monthly profile 

 

Chris Boyd Counselling

202-1046 Austin Ave. 604.931.7211

Coquitlam, British Columbia V3K3P3. Canada

www.chrisboydcounselling.com

Rotary Club of Coquitlam

To do business with Rotarians! Click Here to View Listings 
rotarynetworkingplus.com

 
 
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District Conference 2023

Imagine A Peaceful And Inclusive World 

Registration is Open 

Click Here

DISTRICT CONFERENCE - May 5, 6 & 7 2023

Venue: SHERATON HOTEL, GUILDFORD. British Columbia 

World Class Speakers and Excellent Entertainment

For more information; Contact Conference Chair Jack Rae. Email: bettyjackrae@shaw.ca

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Harv Jubie

It is with great sadness that we share the passing of our fellow Rotarian and

Past District Governor Harv Jubie on May 8, 2022. 

A memorial service was held on Friday, June 3rd.

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Golf Fun Final 

 
District 5050 Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner, a District fundraiser to benefit The Rotary Foundation Polio Plus Program.
There will be prizes for Men & Women for Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Putting Contest and More.
 
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DG Install Final 

 

Pease join us for the District Governor Installation, Home of the District Governor Banner Exchange and Presentation of District Club Awards.

July 17, 2022. White Rock Community Centre

15154 Russell Avenue White Rock, BC

Time:  5:30 pm to 9 pm

Buffet dinner including dessert, tea and coffee

$50.00 CDN per person

No Host bar - beer, wine and soft drinks

Rotary Foundation Trustee/PRIVP Dean Rohrs is our special guest

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DG Installation and District Awards 

 
Please join us for the District Governor Installation, Home of the District Governor Banner Exchange and Presentation of District Club Awards.

July 17, 2022. White Rock Community Centre

15154 Russell Avenue White Rock, BC

Time:  5:30 pm to 9 pm

Buffet dinner including dessert, tea and coffee

$50.00 CDN per person

No Host bar - beer, wine and soft drinks

Rotary Foundation Trustee/PRIVP Dean Rohrs is our special guest

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Golf Fun Tournament 

District 5050 Annual Golf Tournament and Dinner, a District fundraiser to benefit The Rotary Foundation Polio Plus Program
There will be prizes for Men & Women for Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Putting Contest and More.
 
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Imagine Rotary Canada Tour 

RI PRESIDENT JENNIFER JONES ARRIVES IN WHITE ROCK AT THE PIER
SUNDAY, JULY 10TH 2022. 10:30am – 12:30
 
MEET & GREET JENNIFER  & PARTICIPATE IN A BEACH CLEANUP. JOIN A DAY OF FUN & INSPIRATION
THE MUSIC STARTS AT 10:30am & CONTINUES UNTIL 2:30pm
 
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with PETER TAM & special performance by RICHARD TICHELMAN
 
RESTAURANTS, FOOD CARTS, WALK ALONG THE FAMOUS PIER, MUSIC & SHOPS
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June 2022 RNP

 
The Travel Agent Next Door
Liza Muyco
604-258-7395
 
3015 163 St.
Surrey, British Columbia V3Z0E3
Canada
 
www.lizmuyco.thetravelagentnextdoor.com
 
Member: Rotary Club of Surrey
To do business with Rotarians! Click Here to View Listings 
 
 
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Membership Awards 2020-2021

 
Please click on the icon above and a PDF will download
 
The District Membership Awards celebrate the successes of Rotary Clubs in District 5050 based upon statistical information gathered through Clubrunner during the Rotary year from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, under the leadership of District Governor, Carol Tichelman.
 
The information was collected and analyzed by District Membership Chair, Denis Boyd. Clubs were classified into three categories for the Membership Awards - Small (20and under), Medium (21-50), and Large (50+).
 
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District Awards 2020-21

 
 
 
Please click on the icon above and a PDF will download
 
All Rotary Clubs in District 5050 were invited to submit nominations for the District Awards for activities during the Rotary year from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021, under the leadership of District Governor, Carol Tichelman.

The nominations were reviewed by the District Awards Committee consisting of Chair Sean Hogan, David Duskin, Morgan Crosby, Malcolm Kennedy and David Lukov for the following categories: International Service Project, Local Community Project, Innovative Club, Public Image, Fundraiser and Rookie of the Year.

Clubs were classified into four categories for the District Awards - Small (20 and under), Medium (21-50), Large (50+) and Multi-Club. Clubs who did not submit a nomination were not eligible. We encourage all clubs to submit nominations for the 2021-2022 District Awards which will be announced later this year.

The District also presents data based Awards (such as highest membership increase) which will be awarded separately by Past District Governor Denis Boyd.

Congratulations to all nominees! The Committee had a difficult time selecting the award recipients due to the high quality of all nominations.
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Links to Media Coverage for Ukraine 

Welcome Wagon for women and children fleeing the war
 
Seeing the need of Ukrainian brother and sisters activated a group of Rotarians who've taken the initiative to build a 'Welcome Wagon' for women and children fleeing the war. Below are some links to media coverage for more clarity on what we're doing and what're looking to achieve. 
 
 
 
 
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Join Rotary as we come together to help districts affected by the worsening Ukrainian humanitarian crisis. 

Join Rotary as we come together to help districts affected by the worsening Ukrainian humanitarian crisis. 
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ROTARIANS INVOLVED IN DAYS FOR GIRLS 

Calling All Rotarians Involved In Days For Girls 
Days for Girls Founder Celeste Mergens will be speaking at
the District Celebration in Semiahmoo.  We are trying to identify 
Rotarians and Rotary Clubs in District 5050 to share with her the 
level of District 5050 support and to set up a booth in the
International Bazaar.  Please respond via email to DG Bev,
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R I Convention Huston 2022

We are pleased to confirm that the 2022 Rotary International Convention will be an in-person event in #Houston, Texas, USA, 4-8 June. We are offering a special registration rate of US$495 through 28 February at https://on.rotary.org/3sbaYpo.
 
All Rotary International convention and preconvention participants must either be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 OR provide a negative result from a COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before arrival at the convention.
 
Check https://on.rotary.org/3umeujx for updates as we continue to determine what safety protocols are necessary, based on the current recommendations for safe gatherings from the CDC.
 
We will see you in Houston! #Rotary22
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Feb Monthly Theme 

Today, over 70 million people are displaced as a result of conflict, violence, persecution, and human rights violations. Half of them are children.

We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.

 

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District assembly April 2022

~~~~~Save The Date~~~~~
District Assembly
April 09, 2022 - 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
 
 
 
 
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Rotary International President 2022-23

Imagine Rotary Canada Tour hubs and Dates 
 
Greetings Rotary members,
 
Earlier this year, I shared with you an email about Nick and my plans to kick off the next Rotary year (July 1st) with an awareness tour across our home country. I am excited to formally announce the Imagine Rotary Canada Tour – a journey that is part of a global effort to elevate the profile of Rotary.
 
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Canada Tour Announcement

Canada Tour Announcement
President Elect of Rotary International, 2022-2023.
On a tour from coast to coast to coast across Canada.
 
Greetings Rotary friends,

It is with great excitement that I am writing to let you know that Nick and I will be starting the 2022-23 Rotary year as President of Rotary International on a tour from coast to coast to coast across Canada.


 
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2022 Foundation Gala 

Join our hosts, Rotary International Vice President Valarie Wafer, and Rotary Foundation Trustee, Dean Rohrs, for our Fundraising Gala on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 8:00 pm ET.   Special guests include RI President-Elect Jennifer Jones, Director-Elect Drew Kessler, and our MC for the evening, Past-Director Jeffry Cadorette.
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DoGoodery 

Do-goodery Introduction. December 2021

One of the cornerstones of Rotary is service.  The reputation of Rotary, both locally and worldwide, has been to provide “Service above Self.”  We want to use a term that has been used among several Rotary leaders:  Do-goodery.   We have added a site page, the purpose of this is to help provide stories and articles regarding service work being accomplished with Rotary Clubs in District 5050.

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GRANTS MANAGEMENT SEMINARS

Grants Management Seminars

See Postponement Below

The Rotary Foundation (TRF) requires that clubs who wish to participate in Global or District Grants must agree to the terms for financial and stewardship requirements in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).

Rotary District 5050 requires that a minimum of two club members must attend a Grants Management Seminar each year, and that one of those two members must be the President-Elect (incoming president). The other member(s) should be the club member(s) that would normally complete and be responsible for the District and/or Global Grant application. It is also recommended that the Club Foundation Chair attend one of the Seminars.

 
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District Wide Training 

Save The Date - April 9, 2022

District wide Training - formerly known as District Assembly, District Training Assembly and Club Training Event, Club Training Fiesta

Do you have a favorite name for this event?  

Please forward suggestions to me @ Pat Bond <pat007bond.gmail.com@clubrunner.email> and I will pass them along.  Thanks.

 
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ROTARY - Holiday Greetings

ROTARY - Holiday Greetings

Dec. 21, 2021. Today marks the Winter solstice, the official first day of winter and the longest night of the year.  
 
“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ― Edith Sitwell.
 
Despite the short days and long nights, we gather together for holiday celebrations with friends and family.  In my home, we are warmed by the candles glowing in our Hanukkiah.  In the homes of friends and neighbors, bright Christmas lights bring joy to all.
 
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Rotary International Convention 2022

 
We’re excited to gather again in-person so we can connect, share ideas, and strengthen our relationships in an atmosphere of friendship and learning. The 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas, USA, offers us that opportunity – and we remain optimistic that we’ll be there together 4-8 June 2022.   
 
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2021 Rotary All-Member Survey

Dear Rotary member,

As part of our commitment to provide you with the best membership experience possible, we invite you to participate in the 2021 Rotary All-Member Survey. Your responses will help us learn what you like about being a Rotary member and how we can make your membership experience even better.

To begin the survey, click the link below. It will take 15 to 20 minutes to complete and will be open until 10 December 2021.  


https://rotary.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5C3Nsmp9vID6ijQ?Q_DL=5Xpf4FzM0VFdPGZ_5C3Nsmp9vID6ijQ_CGC_6xoHrYWWMMOzMrl&Q_CHL=email

Only one survey can be submitted using the link, If you any have questions, contact us at surveys@rotary.org.



Sincerely,


Shekhar Mehta
Rotary International President, 2021-22


 
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The Rotary Foundation 

November is "The Rotary Foundation" (Rotary International) Month 
 
 
Rotary International Foundation
 

Financial structure

The Rotary Foundation is organized as a public charity operated exclusively for charitable purposes and governed by a Board of Trustees. The operations of Rotary International, a member organization, are overseen by its Board of Directors.

The headquarters of Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation are in Evanston, Illinois, USA. We have associate foundations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

Read highlights from the past year in our annual report.

 

 
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Virtual Zone Summit

 
 
 
Virtual Zone Summit

We would like to invite you to register for a very special event - our upcoming "Virtual Zone Summit."  Your club and district is part of our Zones 28-32, which include all of Canada, parts of the northern United States, St. Pierre & Miquelon and Bermuda.  You are one of more than 65,000 Rotarians who are members of clubs in our Zones.
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ShelterBox Disaster Relief

An Evening to Experience ShelterBox

Each year, ShelterBox holds a benefit highlighting the lifesaving work the generous support of our donors has enabled. We hope you will join us for an hour of inspiration as we share exclusive updates from ShelterBox Response Team members on our current response efforts. Whether you are new to ShelterBox or a long-time supporter, the Evening to Experience ShelterBox is an hour of inspiration, hope, and stories that personify “Service Above Self”. You will hear from families whose lives were transformed after receiving ShelterBox aid.

Our event will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2021, at 8:00 pm ET / 5:00 pm PT.

ShelterBox is the official project partner with Rotary International for disaster relief.  “Through this project partnership, Rotary members around the globe can collaborate with ShelterBox to support communities in desperate need of emergency temporary shelter and vital supplies following natural disasters.” – John Hewko, General Secretary and Chief Executive Officer, Rotary International.

An Evening to Experience ShelterBox is free to attend, registration is required.

Please scan this image to register, or visit www.shelterboxusa.org/virtual

Please share this with your clubs and a great way to support our efforts starts with a referral, please share this invitation link beyond Rotary, to a friend, family member, or colleague.

Thank you,

Bill Tobin

 
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___________________________________________World Polio Day  Nash Damji 2021-10-04 07:00:00Z 0

Joint Service Week 

 
 
Joint Service Week: 10-16 October
Dear Rotary member,

I am excited to announce that Rotary International is partnering with our friends at Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, and Optimist International to increase our collective impact through community service.

Celebrate Community is a weeklong service event taking place 10-16 October. During this time, Rotary, Rotaract, Kiwanis, Lions, and Optimist clubs are encouraged to collaborate with one another to complete a service project that benefits the community. Work with your fellow service club members to determine how you can best help your community, such as:
  • Cleaning up a park, highway, or waterway
  • Planting trees
  • Collecting nonperishable food for food pantries or clothing for homeless shelters
  • Packing meals
  • Harvesting a community garden
  • Reading to children at the local library
  • Volunteering at a local animal shelter
Whatever you choose to do, tell us about it! Tag @Rotary on social media to let us — and your neighbors — know how you’re giving back and celebrating community through service.

Use the club finder tool on the KiwanisLions, and Optimist websites to find a club near you.

I hope this is one of many opportunities for our four organizations to collaborate and serve. We all want to do good in the world, and we can do even more when we do it together.

Sincerely,

John Hewko
General Secretary
Rotary International
 
 
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Oct Monthly Theme Economic and Community Development

October is Rotary International's Economic & Community Development Month.

Rotary Clubs all over the world help communities and people in other countries with projects that aim to provide sustainable ongoing development and help, not just immediate charity.

The Rotary Foundation also enables Rotarians to invest in people by creating sustainable, measurable and long term economic improvements in their communities and livelihoods by :
* Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local organizations, and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities;
* Developing opportunities for productive work;
* Reducing poverty in under-served communities; and
* Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to economic and community development.

Find out more about the work of the Rotary Foundation and how you can help it at
 
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Partnering for Peace

Partnering for Peace is a nonprofit organization with the goal to form partnerships between Rotary International and the United States Peace Corps. You will find stories, examples, and tools on this website for taking action to improve world peace.

We are now forming a Rotary-Peace Corps Alliance committee to identify specific ways in which clubs and Returned Peace Corps Volunteers can partner in districts across the United States.

Click here to view details about planned activities and suggestions for getting involved that are posted on their website 

Partnering for Peace Nash Damji 2021-09-09 07:00:00Z 0
Basic Education &amp; Literacy Month Nash Damji 2021-09-02 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Networking Plus September 2021 Nash 2021-09-02 07:00:00Z 0
Lytton Wildfire Nash Damji 2021-07-14 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Networking Plus Spotlight Nash 2021-07-13 07:00:00Z 0
2021-22 New RI President Shekar Mehta Nash 2021-06-30 07:00:00Z 0
New 5050 Leadership Team 2021-22 Nash 2021-06-30 07:00:00Z 0
People of Action 2021-06-06 07:00:00Z 0
2021 International Convention 2021-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
District Governor Installation Nash 2021-05-31 07:00:00Z 0

Fellowships and action groups

Engage with like-minded Rotarians,
United by shared Passions and Interests,
and a Dedication to Action and Service.
 
 
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Holger Knaack Covid response 2021-05-17 07:00:00Z 0

Polio Plus

 
In 1985, Rotary launches Polio Plus .............................................
 
 
 
Polio Plus 2021-04-29 07:00:00Z 0
Polio Plus Society 2021-04-25 07:00:00Z 0

July Rotary
Theme

 

June's Theme is - Fellowship Month. Rotary Fellowships consist of members who share a common interest in recreational activities, sports, hobbies, or professions. To find out more CLICK HERE.
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Maternal Health 2021-03-29 07:00:00Z 0
Int. Virtual Convention 2021 2021-03-28 07:00:00Z 0
Guatemalan Book Bus 2021 2021-03-25 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5050 Citation 2021-03-25 07:00:00Z 0
Virtual Conference 2021 2021-03-20 07:00:00Z 0
Virtual RYLA 2021 2021-03-09 08:00:00Z 0
Celebrating our Foundation 2021-02-11 08:00:00Z 0

Charity Navigator

A Foundation to Build On

 

The Rotary Foundation is recognized as one of the most effective and well-managed charitable organizations in the world, with 12 consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator and an A-plus rating from CharityWatch.

Learn more about The Rotary Foundation: rotary.org/en/about-rotary/rotary-foundation

November is Rotary Foundation Month; to contribute, go to rotary.org/donate.

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Assistant Governor Area J 2021-01-26 08:00:00Z 0
Interview with Holger Knaack 2021-01-08 08:00:00Z 0

DG Carol District Greetings to RCC

 
DG Carol brings seasonal greetings from the District to the Rotary Club of Chilliwack' s Annual Christmas Show. The show has been produced by Impresario John Blessin for the past 38 years. This is one that will get you into the Christmas spirit. To watch the entire show CLICK HERE . Enjoy and Merry Christmas to you and your families. 
 
DG Carol District Greetings to RCC 2020-12-18 08:00:00Z 0
DCON goes Virtual 2020-11-26 08:00:00Z 0
District 5050 Foundation Gala 2020-11-19 08:00:00Z 0
Director Dialogues 2020-10-30 07:00:00Z 0
DG 2023-24 Announced 2020-10-11 07:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day 2020 2020-09-09 07:00:00Z 0
Governor Club visits 2020-08-17 07:00:00Z 0
DG 2023-2024 2020-08-05 07:00:00Z 0

District Awards 2020

Celebrating the accomplishments of Rotary Clubs and Rotarians. A zoom link will be sent out to all registrants. To Register CLICK HERE.
District Awards 2020 2020-08-04 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome DG Carol 2020-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Together we Connect 2020-06-29 07:00:00Z 0
ClubRunner Training 2020-06-19 07:00:00Z 0
golf fun 2020 cancelled 2020-06-17 07:00:00Z 0
Save the Date DG Installation 2020-05-16 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Responds May 20, 2020

Join a new weekly Facebook Live series to create connections and take part in engaging conversations. The #RotaryResponds Live series features Rotary leaders and members, and leaders from partner organizations sharing how they're taking action in their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. TO RSVP CLICK HERE
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Coffee with DG Brad une 2 2020-05-12 07:00:00Z 0
Coffee Corner with Holger Knaack 2020-05-08 07:00:00Z 0
Online Training Opportunities 2020-05-06 07:00:00Z 0
2020 Virtual Convention 2020-04-30 07:00:00Z 0
Zoom Meeting Information and Links 2020-04-02 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Supports Mothers and Babies 2020-03-31 07:00:00Z 0
COVID 19 Current Info 2020-03-21 07:00:00Z 0
RYLA 2020 Cancelled 2020-03-18 07:00:00Z 0
District Conference Cancel 2020-03-17 07:00:00Z 0
2021-22 Theme announced 2020-01-23 08:00:00Z 0
Raj Rajagopal 2022-23 District Governor 2019-12-24 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Vision for a Happy New Year 2019-12-15 08:00:00Z 0
RYLA 2020 Registration 2019-11-20 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Fellowships & Action Groups Nash 2019-10-25 07:00:00Z 0

DG Nominations 2022-23

 
The call for nominations for District Governor 2022-23 are now open. Deadline to submit nomination applications is December 14, 2019 with interviews being scheduled for the following week.
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November Rotary Theme 2019-10-25 07:00:00Z 0
RINCON 2020 2019-10-09 07:00:00Z 0

DCON 2020 Promotion

We are excited to invite you to JOIN THE ADVENTURE and come to the beautiful Harrison Hot Springs and experience the District Conference 2020. For more information on registration, events, speakers and sponsorship opportunities CLICK HERE.
DCON 2020 Promotion 2019-09-25 07:00:00Z 0
Assistant Governor Needed 2019-09-03 07:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day 2019 2019-08-29 07:00:00Z 0
Foundation Dinner 2019 2019-08-27 07:00:00Z 0
District Grant 2019-20 Deadline 2019-08-26 07:00:00Z 0

RLI Fall 2019

The Rotary Learning Institute is coming to the Sunrise Banquet Centre in Surrey, BC on Saturday November 2nd, 2019. Parts 1, 2 and 3 are being offered. To register CLICK on the level that you wish to attend -  for PART 1,   PART 2,   PART 3
RLI Fall 2019 2019-08-11 07:00:00Z 0
Shekar Mehta 2021-22 President 2019-08-06 07:00:00Z 0
DG Installation 2019 2019-07-24 07:00:00Z 0

Mark Maloney Meet and Greet

You are invited to a Meet and Greet with RI President Mark Maloney on Saturday August 17th from 4-6 pm at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, BC.
To reserve your spot CLICK HERE.
Mark Maloney Meet and Greet 2019-07-24 07:00:00Z 0
DG Club Visitation Schedule 2019-20 2019-07-19 07:00:00Z 0
January 2020 Peace Arch Journal 2019-07-03 07:00:00Z 0
July 2019 PAJ 2019-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Meet our New District Governor, Brad Whittaker 2019-07-01 07:00:00Z 0

Meet Mark Maloney 2019-20 RI President

RI President Mark Maloney's theme for 2019-20, "Rotary Connects the World", asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.
For more information and to download logo and material CLICK HERE
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Phoenix MacLaren Award

Our own Phoenix MacLaren has been awarded the Rotary International Award of Honor by R.I. President Barry Rassin. This award is given by the President with the support of the Board of Directors, during #Rotaract 19. Phoenix is in amazing company with previous recipients including 6 Kings, I Queen, 35 Country Presidents, 2 Princes, 1 Princess, a former Secretary General of the U.N. and a Pope. CONGRATULATIONS Phoenix. For more info & Past Recipients CLICK HERE
Phoenix MacLaren Award 2019-06-03 07:00:00Z 0
Holger Knaack selected 2020-21 RI President 2019-05-10 07:00:00Z 0
2019 Governors Installation 2019-05-08 07:00:00Z 0
Niagara Falls 2019 Zone Conference 2019-05-03 07:00:00Z 0
RI President Nominee Resigns 2019-04-30 07:00:00Z 0
PNW PETS seeks training instructors 2019-04-24 07:00:00Z 0
RYE Showcase Presentation , April 13, 2019 2019-04-23 07:00:00Z 0
5050 &amp; 5030 Polio Fundraiser 2019-04-17 07:00:00Z 0

Traveling Peace Arch Contest

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The traveling Peace Arch was conceived by PDG Mel Hollinger in 1989. When Mel was installed as District Governor in 1990 he implemented the program with the following words:
  
"This Peace Arch is a symbol of friendship between our two countries. The object is to encourage us to travel back and forth across the border to neighboring clubs to visit and enjoy Rotary. It must not sit on one side of the border for long periods of time."
 
Over the years it has traveled many thousands of miles across our border, and has helped build many new Rotary friendships. Although it was conceived in 1989, it is uncertain when the program actually began. According to an article written by Bruce Kleeberger, the first exchange of the Traveling Peace Arch took place on May 2nd, 2003 with the Rotary Club of Anacortes (WA). It has traveled across the border between "Sons of a Common Mother" ever since.
 
When a club has received a surprise visit from the latest custodian of District 5050's symbol of inter-club fellowship, it was their responsibility to pass it on across the border as quickly as possible. In one case, the Bellingham Sunrise (WA) club, delivered it to the White Rock Peninsula Club (BC) within four hours.
 
Unfortunately, over the years the tradition has sometimes languished, until today the original arch has actually been lost.
 
At the 2019 District Conference, District Governor Linda Murray replaced the original Peace Arch replica with a Peace Arch coffee cup, reinventing the tradition and turning it into a district wide contest in hopes of revitalizing the program and encouraging interclub fellowship. The rules of the contest are simple...
 
Traveling Peace Arch Contest Rules
 
1.       Take the cup to a club meeting of your choice ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE US CANADIAN BORDER FROM YOUR CLUB.
2.       Take as many of your club members as possible with you.
3.       Points are awarded as follows
a.       Points awarded can be POSITIVE or NEGATIVE!
b.       5 positive points for each member in your group
c.       1 positive point for each mile between your regular meeting place and theirs
d.       10 negative points for each week or portion of a week that the cup is still in your possession beginning 14 days after you received it.
e.       10 positive points extra will be awarded if you upload a story and pictures of your visit.
4.       After visiting another club and leaving the cup behind, log onto www.district5050.org, click on the link to this story, and add your comments below to receive credit for your visit. Remember to describe your visit in detail and email a copy, including pictures for extra points to editor.paj@gmail.com !
5.       The club with the most POSITIVE points will be recognized annually and awarded a prize decided on by the current District Governor
6.       The club with the most NEGATIVE points will also be recognized annually and awarded a (Booby?) prize decided on by the current District Governor.
 
For more information about the Travelling Peace Arch, please contact the TPA Coordinator by emailing editor.paj@gmail.com.
 
 
 
Traveling Peace Arch Contest Bill Murray 2019-04-10 07:00:00Z 0
2019 Conference Sponsor Thank you 2019-04-08 07:00:00Z 0
District Secretary Position Needed 2019-03-12 07:00:00Z 0
Video: People of Action: Our Connections 2019-02-27 08:00:00Z 0
Copy of 2019-2020 Theme Announced  2019-01-14 08:00:00Z 0
2019-2020 Theme Announced  2019-01-14 08:00:00Z 0
June is Fellowship Month 2018-12-31 08:00:00Z 0
What We See and What We Do - Video 2018-12-24 08:00:00Z 0
What We See and What We Do-Video 2018-12-24 08:00:00Z 0
Beverly Harrington: District Governor nominee 2021-22  2018-12-10 08:00:00Z 0

December Rotary Theme

 
Disease Prevention & Treatment is the Rotary International Theme for the Month of December. To learn more about what is being done and what you can do, CLICK HERE             
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Chilliwack Rotary After Hours

 
The Districts new Rotary Club, Chilliwack Rotary After Hours, had their charter night, November 26th at the Twisted Thistle Restaurant, 41 charter members were installed by PDG Bill Robson and DG Linda Murray. 60 people were in attendance to support the new club. CLICK HERE for more info.
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RINCON 2019 - Hamburg

Early bird Registration of $ 395.00 USD, is available until December 15th. CLICK HERE        
 
There is an opportunity for a dinner cruise with districts 5170 (California) and our neighbour 5020.  The cost is $100 USD and there is room for only 200 people.   More information CLICK HERE   If you choose register for this cruise, choose District 5050 under Club Affiliation.
For more Important Convention information and other related  links CLICK HERE
 
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District Conference 2019

 
The District Conference is a great opportunity to experience Rotary beyond the club. Meet new friends , great fellowship and enjoy inspiring speakers.
New Information on the District Conference, Click Here
District Conference 2019 2018-10-26 07:00:00Z 0

Foundation Dinner 2018

This year the Foundation Dinner Theme is Celebrating our International Partners.You are invited to wear dress representing an international country you have visited or one that represents our International relationships. Otherwise dress code is business.  The evening will celebrate our Foundation Successes and feature Polio Survivor Joan Toone and a silent auction.
Foundation Dinner 2018 2018-09-25 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute 2018-08-29 07:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Installation 2018 2018-08-18 07:00:00Z 0
Governor Club Visitation Schedule 2018-08-16 07:00:00Z 0
August 2018 PAJ 2018-08-16 07:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day 2018-08-11 07:00:00Z 0
Download Theme Be The Inspiration 2018-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Video: Intro of 2018-19 Theme 2018-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Meet Barry Rassin 2018-06-30 07:00:00Z 0
Miss Vicky Polio Fundraiser 2018-05-13 07:00:00Z 0
Peace Arch Journal James Monroe 2018-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Facilitator Training 2018-04-29 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Smiles Video 2018-04-15 07:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Social Media Training 2018-03-31 07:00:00Z 0
Snohomish Rotaract 2018-03-18 07:00:00Z 0
District Get Together Toronto 2018-03-18 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Now Zone Conference 2018 Montreal 2018-02-11 08:00:00Z 0
Video: Cliff Dochterman - If I Could Be President Again 2018-02-01 08:00:00Z 0
RYLA 2018 Phoenix McLaren 2018-01-26 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary: Building Peace Video

Rotarians are peace builders. Find out how in this video and get involved.

 

 
Rotary: Building Peace Video 2018-01-03 08:00:00Z 0
Grants Management Seminars Jane Helten 2018-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Passport Club 2018-01-01 08:00:00Z 0

RNP App

 

Download it from the App Store or Google Play!
 
RNP App 2018-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Action Groups 2018-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Fellowships 2018-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Video: Vision For A Better World Sean Hogan 2018-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Carol Tichelman: District Governor Nominee 2020-21 Lyle Ryan 2017-12-17 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Giving Tuesday 2017-11-25 08:00:00Z 0
Video: What Is Rotary?  Funny! 2017-11-22 08:00:00Z 0
Video: 5 Myths About Rotary Membership 2017-11-22 08:00:00Z 0
November Is Rotary Foundation Month Jane Helten 2017-11-05 07:00:00Z 0

Presidential Conference

DG Lindagene speaks at the Vancouver Presidential Peacebuilding Conference. 
Over 800 joined Rotary International President Ian Riseley for the first in a series of six worldwide conferences.  Speakers from D5050 included Dean Rohrs (RIVP) and Phoenix McLaren (RYLA Co-Chair).  Mary Schoenfeldt (Everett) organized the Sgts At Arms.  Thank you to all who participated!
Presidential Conference 2017-11-05 07:00:00Z 0
District Conference 2017-11-05 07:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day 2017-10-24 07:00:00Z 0
Sonoma Fire 2017-10-18 07:00:00Z 0

Rotaract

The Skagit Valley Rotaract Club held its Charter Party on Thursday, October 19.  Rotaract Club members are between the ages of 18 to 30 and are official partners with Rotary.  Click to visit https://rotaract5050.org/ 
Rotaract 2017-10-08 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Dinner 2017-10-01 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Convention 2018 2017-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
Nominations for District Governor Lyle Ryan 2017-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
Wanted: Peace Arch Journal Editor 2017-09-22 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Global Rewards 2017-09-17 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Bellingham Centennial 2017-09-17 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute Terry Becker 2017-09-03 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Passport Club 2017-08-22 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Now! 2017-08-22 07:00:00Z 0
DG Club Visit Schedule Sean Hogan 2017-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary's People of Action 2017-07-29 07:00:00Z 0

Remembering Sam Owori

Sam Owori's acceptance speech at the Atlanta Rotary Convention
on his election as Rotary International President for 2018-19 

 
Remembering Sam Owori 2017-07-29 07:00:00Z 0

Celebrating Sam Owori



Rotarians remember and mourn the loss of President-Elect Sam Owori, who died from complications following surgery.  Dean Rohrs, Rotary Vice President and a friend of Sam Owori, represented Rotary International at his celebration of life in Uganda
 
Celebrating Sam Owori 2017-07-29 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Facilitator Training 2017-07-28 07:00:00Z 0
Governor Scott Video Montage 2017-07-09 07:00:00Z 0
Meet Governor Linda Murray 2017-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Video: People of Action 2017-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Meet Ian Riseley 2017-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Video: Drop To Zero 2017-06-18 07:00:00Z 0
Governor Installation Dinner 2017-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
District Leadership Opportunities 2017-05-22 07:00:00Z 0
District Awards 2017 Lyle Ryan 2017-05-07 07:00:00Z 0
Women Mentoring 2017-05-03 07:00:00Z 0
PNW PETS Instructors 2017-05-02 07:00:00Z 0
District Get Together Dinner in Atlanta 2017-04-02 07:00:00Z 0
District Conference Feature 2017-03-01 08:00:00Z 0
Everett Rotary Centennial 2017-02-01 08:00:00Z 0
Dean Rohrs: RI Vice President 2017-01-24 08:00:00Z 0
Membership Seminars 2017-01-22 08:00:00Z 0
PR Boot Camps 2017-01-22 08:00:00Z 0

Foundation Centennial Wines

Foundation Centennial wines are now available in Washington and BC.
Blooms Winery has generously extended their offer to July 1.

St Hubertus Winery is also offering Centennial wines for those in BC.
 
CLICK TO GET THE ORDER FORM FOR BLOOMS or ST HUBERTUS
 
Foundation Centennial Wines 2017-01-22 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary 2017-18 Theme Announced 2017-01-21 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary: Making A Difference 2017-01-21 08:00:00Z 0
ClubRunner Website Support Resources 2017-01-15 08:00:00Z 0
Conference Speaker: HK Derryberry 2017-01-14 08:00:00Z 0

Million Dollar Dinner

Million Dollar Dinner 2017-01-12 08:00:00Z 0
Video: Why Join Rotary? 2017-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary - Incredible Machine Video Sean Hogan 2017-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Video: The Rotary Foundation's Century Of Service 2017-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Video - Make A World Of Difference 2017-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Video: Cliff Docherman : Rotary Presidents Are The Conductor 2016-12-31 08:00:00Z 0
Governor Scott Video Interview 2016-11-02 07:00:00Z 0
Polio Matching Funds 2016-10-23 07:00:00Z 0
D5050 Foundation Dinner 2016-09-23 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Video:  No Limits 2016-08-31 07:00:00Z 0
Public Image Boot Camp 2016-08-28 07:00:00Z 0

Assistant Governor Position

Rotarians - Do you wish to have the exciting position of Assistant Governor?
In the 2019-20 Rotary year, we are seeking three new AG's for Area B (Abbotsford and Mission), Area D (Coquitlam, Haney, Meadow Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody), and Area F (Semiahmoo, South Surrey, White Rock).   For more information CLICK HERE

 

Assistant Governor Position 2016-08-14 07:00:00Z 0
Governor's Membership Minute 2016-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
District Learning Opportunities 2016-07-22 07:00:00Z 0
Million Dollar Dinner Video 2016-07-19 07:00:00Z 0
Vocational Training Team: Peru 2016-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
Million Dollar Dinner 2016-07-03 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Peace Centers Impact 2016-05-14 07:00:00Z 0
Youth Service Programs: Rotary District 5050 Denis Boyd 2016-05-01 07:00:00Z 0
Pope Francis & Rotary 2016-04-30 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Convention - Seoul, Korea 2016-04-27 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Soccer Night

         
Districts 5050 and 5040 are hosting a Rotary Soccer Night at BC Place on September 24, 2016 featuring the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Colorado Rapids.  For more information and tickets contact Emilio Ekuba at 604-484-7865 or email at eekuba@whitecapsfc.com
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Council On Legislation 2016 2016-04-25 07:00:00Z 0

Carol Tichelman - Service Above Self Award

Congratulations to Carol Tichelman who has been recognized by Rotary International with the Service Above Self Award.
 
         
This Award is only given annually to 150 out of 1.2 million Rotarians.  The Award was presented by Governor Bill Robson.  Congratulating Carol are prior recipients, Governor Elect Scott Dudley (2012) and Past District Governor Larry Stinson (2015) CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF DISTRICT 5050 RECIPIENTS.  
 
Carol was also recognized last year at the Rotary International Convention with the Service Award For A Polio-Free World for her many trips to Ethiopia to deliver the polio vaccine (in addition to her service work in Uganda). Carol does a lot at home as well, including as Dean of Rotary Leadership Institute.
Carol Tichelman - Service Above Self Award 2016-04-10 07:00:00Z 0

House of Friendship


Showcase your Rotary project in the House of Friendship at the District Conference.
Email Terry Smith at terryjsmith@shaw.ca
House of Friendship 2016-04-03 07:00:00Z 0
Why Rotary Video 2016-04-03 07:00:00Z 0
RI President's Representative BJ Metz 2016-03-26 07:00:00Z 0
Power Up Rotary! District Conference 2016-03-16 07:00:00Z 0
District Assembly Kevin Wood 2016-03-16 07:00:00Z 0

2016-17 Rotary Serving Humanity

John Germ, who begins his term as Rotary International President in July, announced his theme and logo for the 2016-17 Rotary year: Rotary Serving Humanity.  Watch the video below.
For more information and to download the new logo, CLICK HERE
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District 5050 Internal Friendship Exchange 2016-01-17 08:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Magazine Story - Scott Dudley 2016-01-03 08:00:00Z 0
December: Family of Rotary Sean Hogan 2015-12-01 08:00:00Z 0
Support The Rotary Foundation in December Lawrence Jubie 2015-12-01 08:00:00Z 0
Promote Rotary In December 2015-11-29 08:00:00Z 0
District Grants 2015-16 Malcolm Kennedy 2015-11-15 08:00:00Z 0

Linda Murray Nominated for 2018-19 Governor


Linda Murray from the Rotary Club of South Everett Mukilteo has been selected by the District Governor Nomination Committee to serve as Governor of Rotary District 5050 in 2018-19.  Linda has held many positions in District 5050 including Assistant Governor, and she is currently the District Membership Chair.
Linda Murray Nominated for 2018-19 Governor 2015-11-07 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary United Nations Day 2015-11-07 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Wills Promotion: Join The Bequest Society Sean Hogan 2015-11-01 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Peace Scholar Raymond Hyma 2015-11-01 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Global Women of Action 2015-11-01 07:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Society Stephen Morach 2015-11-01 07:00:00Z 0

Mel Hollinger's Math

   

Last May, Past District Governor, Mel Hollinger, donated 60,000 Paul Harris Points to Rotary District 5050 to match donations of $1,000 to PolioPlus or to the Annual Programs Fund of the Rotary Foundation. If you donate $1,000 to PolioPlus, you are recognized with your own Paul Harris, plus you receive 2,000 credits for two more Paul Harris Awards and the Gates Foundation will double your donation to $3,000 which will save 5,000 children from polio.  Rotary made a promise to the children of the world to end polio.   Support Mel's Math and save 5,000 children.  Canadian donations will be matched 2:1 again by the Government of Canada to save 7,000 children.  CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Mel Hollinger's Math Stephen Morach 2015-10-24 07:00:00Z 0
Mel Hollinger 2015-10-20 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange Greg Starup 2015-10-19 07:00:00Z 0
End Polio Update 2015-10-18 07:00:00Z 0
Matching Grant Partnership 2015-10-03 07:00:00Z 0

Purple Pinkies

Around the world, every time a Rotary volunteer administers a polio vaccine, the child's pinkie is marked purple to identify which children have received the life saving vaccine and to encourage parents to have all children vaccinated.  Many Rotary clubs and Districts hold Purple Pinkie fundraisers to support PolioPlus. 

 If you want to help us with our promise to the children of the world, click here to donate to the Rotary Foundation.
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International Peace Day 2015-09-20 07:00:00Z 0

Jack Frisk

On September 12, 2015 we lost one of our best.  Past District Governor Jack Frisk left us to rejoin his wife, Viola, after saying his farewells and celebrating with a glass of champagne with his family, following a lengthy period of health issues.

     

Jack served as Governor in 1992-1993.  In Rotary's centennial year of 2005, he received Rotary International's Service Above Self Award.  District 5050 similarly recognized Jack in 2012 with an award presented by Rotary International Past President Ray Klinginsmith.  Jack participated in several wheelchair deliveries.  CLICK HERE  to read Jack's own words about a wheelchair delivery in Nepal.
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Rotary International Awards


Congratulations to Carol Tichelman who received Rotary's International Award for a Polio-Free World - one of only 10 recipients worldwide.  Chilliwack Rotary also celebrated a Major Donor recognition for Kevin & Marissa Wood, as well as awards earlier this year for members and Past District Governors Dave Robinson (Certificate for Meritorious Service) and Larry Stinson (Service Above Self Award).  Also pictured are Governor Bill Robson, Rotary International Director-Elect Dean Rohrs and Past District Governors Wayne Wiebe, Sean Hogan and Denis Boyd.
Rotary International Awards 2015-09-05 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Video: Basic Education 2015-08-22 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary President Ravi: Pay It Forward 2015-08-22 07:00:00Z 0
Kick Polio Out of Africa 2015-08-10 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Presidential Conferences 2015-16



Rotary International President Ravi Ravindran invites you to attend any of five presidential conferences highlighting Rotary’s areas of focus, including one in California next January. The conferences are great opportunities to expand your Rotary knowledge and enhance your Rotary passion. Meet and enjoy wonderful fellowship with like minded Rotarians, discover projects and partnerships and return energized to do more good in the world. For more details, CLICK HERE.
 
Rotary Presidential Conferences 2015-16 2015-08-06 07:00:00Z 0

End Polio in Nigeria and Africa

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More reasons to celebrate the fight to end polio:  July 24 marked one year since the last case of polio in Nigeria and August 11 will mark one full year without any cases in the entire continent of Africa.  After 35 years, Rotary and our partners are truly "This Close" to ending polio forever!
 
 
 
End Polio in Nigeria and Africa 2015-08-03 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Ravi Ravindran 2015-07-04 07:00:00Z 0
Greetings From Governor Bill 2015-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
District Member Benefits Chair 2015-06-27 07:00:00Z 0
Democracy In Action Youth Conference BC 2015-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Calendar Fundraiser 2015-05-27 07:00:00Z 0

Dave Robinson & Larry Stinson

Past District Governors Dave Robinson and Larry Stinson receive awards from Rotary International
      
Congratulations to Larry Stinson (left) who received the Service Above Self Award and Dave Robinson (holding plaque) who received the Citation for Meritorious Service - two of Rotary's highest recognitions.    Adding congratulations were PDG Larry Jubie, PDG Harv Jubie, Governor Lyle Ryan and PDG Denis Boyd.
Dave Robinson & Larry Stinson 2015-05-23 07:00:00Z 0
White Rock Rotary Club 60th Anniversary 2015-05-19 07:00:00Z 0
Y.E.S. - Youth Engaged In Service Bev Harrington 2015-05-16 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Flash Mob To End Polio 2015-05-14 07:00:00Z 0
Literacy Committee Bill Robson 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotarian Magazine Sean Hogan 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Pet Clubs 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Fellowships Sean Hogan 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Action Groups Sean Hogan 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Survey 2015 2015-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Week Allan Stjernegaard 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z 0

Why Rotary?

If someone asks you "What is Rotary?",
show them this video.

 
Why Rotary? 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
District Conference 2015 Sean Hogan 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Exchange Ideas - RLI Carol Tichelman 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District Conference Sean Hogan 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Proclamations & PR Mohan Mohanan 2015-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Peace Scholarship Jack Rae 2015-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians At Work Day - April 25, 2015 Sean Hogan 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary: Innovative & Flexible Club Pilot Program W. (Bill) Robson 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Theme Months Sean Hogan 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary 110th Birthday

Posted by Sean Hogan on Jan 31, 2015

Founder Paul Harris held the first
Rotary meeting on February 23, 1905.


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Watch this video on the history of Rotary

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Rotary 110th Birthday Sean Hogan 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Video: This Is Rotary Sean Hogan 2015-01-31 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Releases $34.8 Million For Polio Fight Sean Hogan 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Theme 2015-16

Posted by W. (Bill) Robson on Jan 21, 2015

Rotary President-Elect K. R. (Ravi) Ravindran introduces his theme for the coming Rotary year:  Be A Gift To The World.

 

 

Rotary Theme 2015-16 W. (Bill) Robson 2015-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Awareness Month Robert Knight 2015-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
RLI Carol Tichelman 2015-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Convention Promo: Sao Paulo, Brazil Sean Hogan 2014-12-25 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Convention Promo: The Art of Sao Paulo Sean Hogan 2014-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Selfless Selfies Sean Hogan 2014-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Peace Scholarship Candidates Jack Rae 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0