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Welcome to our newest member!
Welcome to our newest member! 2016-10-24 00:00:00Z
Our District Governor Elect met RI International 2017-2018 President!
Our District Governor Elect met RI International 2017-2018 President! Nathalia Theyer-McComb 2016-10-24 00:00:00Z
Support the Food Bank at no extra cost to you!
Support the Food Bank at no extra cost to you! Nathalia Theyer-McComb 2016-10-24 00:00:00Z
Rotary Golfun 2016
 
Rotary Golfun 2016 Nathalia Theyer-McComb 2016-08-25 00:00:00Z
Water for Dog Park in White Rock
The Peninsula Rotary Club donated a water fountain for the White Rock dog park near Centennial Arena. The fountain provides a drink for both two legged and four legged visitors. Club members, family and four legged friends were at a dedication with Mayor Wayne Baldwin.
 
Water for Dog Park in White Rock 2016-07-26 00:00:00Z
Helping Feed the Hungry
 
Helping Feed the Hungry
 
Rotary Fundraiser a Success
While most of us are able to eat on a regular basis, there are many in our community that go hungry and the food bank keeps them from starving. On May 14 the five Rotary clubs of South Surrey/White Rock (The Rotary Clubs of Peace Arch, Peninsula, Semiahmoo, South Surrey and White Rock) held the third annual fundraising breakfast at First United Church. Over $5000 was raised to help Sources Food Bank help those in need. Sources’ buying power will allow them to purchase $15000 worth of food and goods for those in need.
Over 200 community members joined us for breakfast and therefore “ate AND fed the hungry.” For $15 they enjoyed a breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes, coffee, tea, and juice cooked and served by Rotarians. Many in attendance brought donations of non-perishable food and made financial donations.
 
A very special thank you goes our supporters: First United Church and Choices Markets, as well as, Save-On-Foods, Safeway, Thriftys, and Buy-Low Foods.
 
The Peninsula Club  staffed the kitchen cooking and cleaning   - What a TEAM!
 
 
 
Helping Feed the Hungry LG Coyle 2016-05-20 00:00:00Z
Presidential Citation Awarded to Rotary White Rock Peninsula 2014-2015 Club Year
The White Rock Peninsula Rotary Club was awarded and presented a Presidential Citation for taking action to increase our membership, enhancing our  service impact, and expand our network in Jim Scott's 2014-2015 Presidential Year. Congratulations to all the members who worked toward and earned this recognition!
 
 
 
Presidential Citation Awarded to Rotary White Rock Peninsula 2014-2015 Club Year Nathalia Theyer-McComb 2015-09-19 00:00:00Z
Welcome to New Member Linda Turnbull
Newest member Linda Turnbull was welcomed to the Club on Tuesday September 01.
 
Lois Fulton, Linda's mother pinned the Rotary pin on Linda's lapel, making this an especially meaningful induction. The Rotary tradition is being carried from generation to generation!
 
 
 
 
Welcome to New Member Linda Turnbull Nathalia Theyer-McComb 2015-09-19 00:00:00Z
Salute To Seniors!
Salute To Seniors! Nathalia Theyer-McComb 2015-09-19 00:00:00Z
Polio Donations Matching! Your $100 = 5000 children!
The Government of Canada will match donations from Canadians to PolioPlus on a 2:1 basis.  With the Gates Foundation match available for both Canadians and Americans that means that your polio donation dollars go even further towards saving children.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE
 
Polio Donations Matching! Your $100 = 5000 children! Nathalia Theyer-McComb 2015-08-16 00:00:00Z
A Warm Welcome to Rotarian Edgar Corona From Cancun
Our Rotary Club was treated to a visit by long time Club friend and fellow Rotarian Edgar Corona and wife Lena at last Tuesday's meeting.
 
Edgar from the Club Rotario de Cancun has been a long time partner in Rotary with the White Rock Peninsula Club. Edgar shared a progress update on the wheelchair program and restated his interest in continuing the very successful partnership between our Clubs in helping to make a difference in Mexico. It was a pleasure to host him and his wife at our meeting. 
 
Gracias for the visit Edgar and Lena and safe travels for your trip back to Cancun.
 
 
 
 
A Warm Welcome to Rotarian Edgar Corona From Cancun Nathalia Theyer-McComb 2015-08-16 00:00:00Z
Adding Sparkle and Shine to the Rotary Parking Lot
 
Did you know that you can contribute to Rotary charities just by parking in the White Rock Peninsula's Rotary parking lot? 
 
At the corner of Johnston Rd and Russell Ave, the White Rock Peninsula Rotary club has a parking lot. All proceeds from parking fees go directly to the charities our club supports. So if you find yourself in that area and looking for parking, why not choose to park in the lot? Do good and contribute to charity while taking care of your errands. Everybody wins!
 
Club members were out on Tuesday tidying up the lot and giving it some polish. It looks better than ever so come check it out!
 
 
 
 
Adding Sparkle and Shine to the Rotary Parking Lot Nathalia Theyer-McComb 2015-08-06 00:00:00Z
South Surrey Festival Was A Success
 
The weather held and festival goers were treated to cake, cookies and juice served by friendly Rotarians.
Hope you dropped by the booth to say hello!
 
 
 
South Surrey Festival Was A Success Nathalia Theyer-McComb 2015-08-04 00:00:00Z
Buy a Book - Support Rotary!
Drop by the South Surrey Arena on August 7,8,9&10 and buy a book. Everybody wins - you might find a treasure and all proceeds go to support Rotary projects!
 
 
 
Buy a Book - Support Rotary! Nathalia Theyer-McComb 2015-07-24 00:00:00Z
Join us at the South Surrey Community Festival
We'll be at the South Surrey Community Festival and we'd love to see you there!
Come by the Rotary booth between 11:00-3:00 and say hello.
 
More details about this free family event HERE.
 
Join us at the South Surrey Community Festival Nathalia Theyer-McComb 2015-07-12 00:00:00Z
New member to our club
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Pleased to welcome our newest member Nathalia Theyer-Mccomb
 
New member to our club 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z
Crescent Beach Clean Up

Rotary members from all 5 local clubs met at Crescent Beach for a morning beach clean up. After the clean up the group celebrated their hard work with brunch. Great way to start a beautiful spring Saturday morning.
Crescent Beach Clean Up Nathalia Theyer-McComb 2015-04-25 00:00:00Z
pics on instagram
Follow rotaryphs for pictures of our Mexico trip
pics on instagram 2015-04-17 00:00:00Z
Special Guest

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Our Rotarian brother Edgar Corona from the Rotary Club of Cancun recently made a visit to BC for a week.  At our meeting he reiterated how well our projects are coming along in Mexico and reaffirmed their commitment to partnering with our Club in the years ahead.  He also carried the message from Cancun of their plans for the next few years including expanding the wheelchair distribution to more regions in Mexico.

This was Edgar's second visit to BC in the past three years.  He was hosted & entertained by various members for the week.  We even managed to take him fishing both for salmon in the Fraser River and a two night expedition to Roche Lack outside of Kamloops.  Unfortunately no fish were caught but everyone had a great time enjoying the scenery and camaraderie.

Special Guest Jaron Robinson 2014-09-15 00:00:00Z
Networking Plus

As a Rotarian in District 5050 you have an unique opportunity to publicize your business to other Rotarians at no charge. Go to the district website for a link or go directly to rotarynetworkingplus.com to list your business in this online directory.

Networking Plus Linda Coyle 2014-08-11 00:00:00Z
Help Feed the Hungry

Come and join us for a Pancake+ Breakfast

BRING FAMILY AND FRIENDS

Why:         To raise funds for the Food Bank

and help feed the hungry in our community

food   raffles   prizes  entertainment lots of fun

When:       Dec 7, 2013    10 'til Noon
Where:      Legion  Crescent Branch No. 240
                   2643 128 St
                   Surrey, BC V4A 3W6

Cost:         $10.00  IF you cannot attend, please buy a ticket anyway!

FOOD DONATIONS GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED - bring it with you!!!!! 

 $$donate money (tax receipt available)$$

All proceeds go to sources FOOD BANK

Help Feed the Hungry Linda Coyle 2013-12-02 00:00:00Z
3 New Members Inducted

Welcome to our 3 newest members!

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Paul Grant, Diane Bedford and Stu Hunter

3 New Members Inducted Jaron Robinson 2013-09-26 00:00:00Z
Area F Clubs Host DG Installation

  District 5050 emblem

Our club transformed the Star of the Sea Community Hall into a beautiful venue for the installation of District Governor Denis Boyd and the Assistant Governors for 2013 - 2014. All five Area F clubs hosted the event with White Rock running the bar, South Surrey setting up all the tables and chairs, Peach Arch doing the registration and check-in, and Semiahmoo handling the entertainment. We had great food, the Creole Jazz Band was wonderful and all had a good time.

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Area F Clubs Host DG Installation Linda Coyle 2013-07-30 00:00:00Z
President Karen and Board Installed

July 9 at the Washington Avenue Grill, club members, family and friends witnessed the installation of the 2013- 2014 President and Board. Past District Governor Rod Thomson gave a very insightful speech which included this message to the board:

You have the opportunity to Engage Rotary in your club, work toward common goals and at the end of June 2014 declare the club fully engaged, growing and vibrant, involved in service to the community and internationally, busy raising funds and contributing to the Rotary Foundation.

Pictured from left to right:
Jaron Robinson, Alf Marchi, Rob Wolfe, Dennis Williams, Troy Andersen, Linda Coyle, President Karen Hutchinson, Lyle Konner
Rod Thomson presiding

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 Not shown: Maryellen de Wolf, Jim Scott

President Karen and Board Installed Linda Coyle 2013-07-30 00:00:00Z
More BEST PRACTICES and Other Great Ideas in Managing Activities and Others

Garry McIntosh lead the members in a sharing and discussion of  some “good advice” with fellow Rotarians. There will be no bad ideas.

Best  Practice suggests that a particular way of doing something on an ongoing basis is superior to other methods. It has become a management buzz-word that implies a superiority and often firms advertise the fact that they have been 'best practice' certified. Having employees wearing a Standardized gas mask as opposed to sending in a canary into a potentially contaminated restricted area would constitute a best practice

 Good ideas can vary from something you have self discovered, read, or your mother told you. As an example. “Cover your mouth when you sneeze because….….”

Our goals at the meeting were two fold.

  1. Share some good ideas so that we all leave a little wiser
  2. Have some fun

  SOME BEST PRACTICES/ADVICE/IDEAS

  • Customer is always right
  • Never let emotions dictate your behaviour
  • Think before you act
  • Put your brain in gear before putting your mouth in motion
  •  Best conversationalist is a good listener
  •  Do not make promises you cannot keep
  •  Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out to it
  •  If you are at a bus stop waiting for your ship to come in - you are in the wrong

 MORE WILL BE SHARE IN THE FUTURE



More BEST PRACTICES and Other Great Ideas in Managing Activities and Others Linda Coyle 2013-05-14 00:00:00Z
POOCH PARADAE ON THE PENINSULA

April 21, 2013

White Rock West Beach     10am to 1pm

It was raining and windy on Sunday, and the Pooch Parade was still a big success with scores of dogs and owners out for a good time. The PARADE took off at 11a.m. led by the Crescent Beach Pipe and Drum Corps. At the end of the parade the musicians played while all enjoyed highland dancers.

There was a full line up of talented young people to entertain from start to finish. Among the performers were Alanna and Brianne, Ava Carich, Tyson Mac Namara, Lucas Cole,  and band Mullins and Itchy Neighbourhood.

There were three dog contests and the winners were: Rosie as smallest dog (runner up was Coco), Mutley as biggest dog (runner up was Maynard), and Tinkerbelle as best dressed dog (runner up was Rosie).

Courtesy of klutch photography pictures from the Pooch Parade can be found at poochparade2013.

A BIG thank you to all the volunteers, vendors and participants of the 2013 Pooch Parade on the Peninsula.

POOCH PARADAE ON THE PENINSULA Linda Coyle 2013-04-23 00:00:00Z
Property Values and Inflation

 

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Property Values and Inflation Dennis Williams 2013-03-18 00:00:00Z
Mexico Projects

Six members of the club went to Cancun where they distributed wheelchairs and visited a small village where a water tower will be erected and well upgraded. Look for pictures on the website as soon as they are organized. This was not a vacation, but a real working trip and members returned exhausted. Ideas for other ways to assist were identified and may form future projects to assist women to gain work skills and provide needed hospital gowns.

 Club members, family and friends celebrated and shared experiences of the trip at PE Karen Hutchison's house on Friday March 15.


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Mexico Projects Linda Coyle 2013-03-18 00:00:00Z
E-CLUB CANADA

Reserve your seat at the chartering of the first Rotary e-club in Canada

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/793826304
 

Please accept our invitation and register now in order to be one of the privileged Rotarians and guests to participate in the chartering of the first Rotary e-club in Canada.

2:30pm February 23, 2013

Title:  Rotary E-Club of Canada One  -- Charter Celebration
Date:  Saturday, February 23, 2013

Time:  2:30 PM - 5:00 PM PST

 The goal is to have 1000 participants at the charter event.

E-CLUB CANADA Linda Coyle 2013-02-19 00:00:00Z
Rotary Leadership Institute

Saturday, March 9
8:00a-3:30p
Sunrise Conference & Banquet Centre
5640 - 188 Street
Surrey, BC, Canada
V3S 4N
$40 for Sessions 2, 3, and Graduate (last time for this discounted fee)
$85 for Session 1

Registrations close March 3, 2013 

Rotary Leadership Institute Linda Coyle 2013-02-19 00:00:00Z
COME OUT - have fun - Fraser Downs
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February 8, 2013

JOIN US for a joint fellowship meeting of Area F clubs at Fraser Downs on February 8.  This event was decided on by the Presidents of Area F clubs in lieu of a joint meeting with a speaker. 

Rotary members and guests are not obliged to bet, but are obliged to have fun. Come out and meet fellow Rotarians from White Rock and South Surrey clubs. The buffet dinner is excellent and well worth the price. The races are exciting and we get to have a picture taken with one of the winning horses!

A great opportunity to introduce family and friends to Rotary fellowship.

 
Price is $36.00 (Dennis has a sign up sheet)
Doors open at 6.00 pm.
Buffet 6.30 – 8.30 pm
First race 7.00 pm
COME OUT - have fun - Fraser Downs Linda Coyle 2013-02-04 00:00:00Z
Speaker November 13 - Mayor Baldwin

White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin gave an interesting and comprehensive presentation on the City of White Rock. The City has one industry - Tourism, and the city is hoping to a Arts as a second industry and economic generator. Many well known artists live in the community and there are several galleries and Arts activities. White Rock Beach is the "crown jewel" of White Rock and there are plans to extend the promenade west  to the ravine. The current population is close to 20,000 and the goal is to reach 25,000.

Speaker November 13 - Mayor Baldwin Linda Coyle 2012-11-20 00:00:00Z
REMEMBERING NOVEMBER 11
Remembrance Day was celebrated by the club with a dinner and speaker at the Royal Canadian Legion Crescent Branch on November 6. Guest speaker was Dan Scott, a young man who is a two tour veteran of the Afghanistan war. Dan was injured during his second tour of duty and spoke about the positives and negatives of being a soldier in the war. He is one of the many veterans who had benefits severely cut by the federal government.  Image
REMEMBERING NOVEMBER 11 Linda Coyle 2012-11-11 00:00:00Z
Queen's Jubilee Medal Awarded

White Rock Mayor Wayne Baldwin presented club member Jim Scott with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
at a fundraiser for Equitas on November 2. Jim has been instrumental in launching a class-action lawsuit against the
federal government for reducing benefits to injured soldiersImage.

Queen's Jubilee Medal Awarded Linda Coyle 2012-11-11 00:00:00Z
SPEAKERS

The club has had some interesting speakers.

October 23 Jeannie Martin

Jeannie is a registered hypnotherapist and trains other hypnotists. She and provided the members with a very educational talk on the facts and fallacies of hypnosis. Members indicated they would like to have her back again.

October 30 Bill MacLagan

Bill was a founding member of the club and as a lawyer continues to maintain the clubs society's registration. He provided insight into the requirements of maintaining the club as a registered society and the differences between being a Rotary Club and a registered charity. He keeps us legal. Thank you to Bill for his service to the club.

UPCOMING SPEAKERS

Do not miss the upcoming speakers. Click on the speaker by date on the left side of this bulletin for more information.

SPEAKERS Linda Coyle 2012-11-02 00:00:00Z
Margot McDermott - Artistic Director

WOW, new member Margot gave a very interesting presentation on her work with the Young Canadians, the dance troupe with the Calgary Stampede. She established the Young Canadians School of the Performing Arts. She also choreographed many performances including the Rotary International promotion of the Calgary convention in Nice, Italy.

Margot McDermott - Artistic Director Linda Coyle 2012-10-16 00:00:00Z
District Governor Visit
DG Sean Hogan and wife Carol visited the club on October 9 where Sean laid out the districts four goals for the Rotary year.
  1. Membership - both retaining and attracting
  2. New Generations - we need to do Rotary differently to attract and keep younger members
  3. TRF - continued support of the Rotary Foundation and PolioPlus
  4. Public Relations/Image - need to do more to make community aware of the work Rotary does
District Governor Visit Linda Coyle 2012-10-12 00:00:00Z
NEW $3 for $1 Polio Donation Match.

Every dollar you donate to PolioPlus will be matched with $2.  The Government of Canada and the Gates Foundation will match Rotarian donations to make it a 3:1 donation. There is a $1 million limit each from the Government of Canada and the Gates Foundation. The match is for donations made between 1 June 2012 and 31 March 2013.
$1 million = $3 million!

SO TAKE ADVANTAGE TO MAKE YOUR DONATED DOLLARS GO FURTHER
NEW $3 for $1 Polio Donation Match. Linda Coyle 2012-10-12 00:00:00Z
Thank you for the Barbeque
Thank you to president Dennis and wife Lani for hosting a fabulous BBQ to welcome Edgar Corona and his family, our visitors from Cancun. In addition to the members from our club we had Pat from the Millennium club who brought a Rotarian from Perth, Australia.
Thank you for the Barbeque Linda Coyle 2012-09-16 00:00:00Z
WINNERS AT CHILI COOK-OFF
We were all winners at the Chili Cook-off September 8 at the Whaling Wall in White Rock. For a mere $5 were were able to sample six unique chili recipes while contributing to a community Rotary project.

Uli's, Memphis Blues, Sabatino's, Jimmy Flynn's, Jan's on the Beach, and Clancy's Meats prepared the chili for tasting and competed for three awards.

The People’s Award went to Jimmy Flynn's team with the most votes from the public. They also won the Rotary Spirit Award for the second year in a row!! The Judges’ Award went to Jan's on the Beach.    — you never know who will win – ‘cause it’s not just about the chili.

Our club used this community event as an opportunity to promote the 2013 Pooch Parade on the Peninsula slated for April 21 next year. We held a draw for a basket of dog goodies and the winner was Jersey owned by Violet Craik.

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A hot and spicy THANK YOU to the Millennium Club for putting on a great community event.
 
 
WINNERS AT CHILI COOK-OFF Linda Coyle 2012-09-16 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Cancun
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We welcome Edgar Corona and family from the Rotary Club of Cancun. While they are visiting, we will discuss an ongoing partnership to assist with a learning centre in Cancun and more clean water projects in outlying areas. In addition, we have an ongoing commitment to provide wheelchairs for children and adults in needImage.
Rotary Club of Cancun Linda Coyle 2012-09-13 00:00:00Z
GOLFUN
ImageCONGRATULATIONS to club golfers Garry, David, Troy and Jaron who represented our club well at the District Golf tournament with a respectable 14 under!!
GOLFUN Lyle Konner 2012-08-27 00:00:00Z
AUGUST IS ROTARY MEMBERSHIP MONTH
All members proposing a new member to the club must use the new membership proposal form available for download from the club's website. If you have any questions contact membership chair Linda Coyle. The club's goal is to have 25 members. A new member will be inducted at Uli's on Aug 28. Let's induct a new member every month!enam100
AUGUST IS ROTARY MEMBERSHIP MONTH Linda Coyle 2012-08-27 00:00:00Z
Induction of 3 new members
Jaron. Mary and Margot join us! Image
Induction of 3 new members Lyle Konner 2012-06-20 00:00:00Z
Prez's corner
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Fellow Rotarians:

Happy New Year Here is wishing you and your family a happy,healthy and prosperous 2012. As we look into this next year two things come to mind. The first is how blessed we are to live in this country where we have food,water, medical care, education and security as well as the opportunity to have a good life with our families. The second is how many people in this world that don't have even the basic necessities. Although we can't help everyone our club has some projects coming up to significantly change the lives of a few. Our club although small in numbers is large in heart. We have been able to leverage our money and efforts to do big things . In the next months we will be visiting the learning centre to see how we can change the lives of young people who for some reason or other are having a tough go. we will be going to Cancun to deliver wheel chairs and help the local Rotary club with funds and support to improve the lives of people living in remote villages. Finally our club is executing the second year of an innovative and unique fund raising project called the Pooch Parade. This is a great opportunity to improve our profile as a club,involve multiple community groups and raise money to support worthwhile local projects. We have quite an exciting new year ahead. 

I would like to greet new members to our club and and to welcome them on our journey. we have a lot of work to do and the more people we have helping the more we can get done. if you have friends and family who are of like mind  please invite them to share in our vision and to participate in our club. As a start invite them to a meeting so they get a feel for our direction.

All the best

President Dave
Prez's corner Lyle Konner 2011-10-26 00:00:00Z
Our Club mailing address

mail can be sent to;

PO BOX 45681, RPO Sunnyside Mall

2397 King George BLVD

Surrey, BC. V4A 9N3 

Our Club mailing address Lyle Konner 2011-09-02 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club Parking Project
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Support Rotary in your community:

Hourly and Long Term Parking in Downtown White Rock

Russell Avenue and Johnson Road

Contact 604 551-4259 or click to here to request more information

Rotary Club Parking Project Lyle Konner 2011-09-02 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of White Rock Peninsula PHS Rotary Club of White Rock Peninsula PHS Lyle Konner 2011-09-02 00:00:00Z
Classification talks
FYI - our club classification talks are a max of 15 minutes long. They consist of 5 minutes on the member life history, 5 minutes on member classification and 5 minutes on member Rotary involvement.
Classification talks Lyle Konner 2011-08-17 00:00:00Z
Mailing Address

C/O Mr. Lyle Konner

PO BOX 45718, RPO Sunnyside Mall
Surrey, BC V4A 9N3

Canada

Mailing Address Lyle Konner 2011-07-13 00:00:00Z
District Governor Speaks
District Governor Wayne wants you to know.....
District Governor Speaks Bruce Kleeberger 2011-01-23 00:31:48Z
Terry Fox Run

34th annual Terry Fox Run

September 14, 2014 Rotary Field House

8am registration   -  9am start

Details under heading download on home page

www.terryfox.org/run

Terry Fox Run Jaron Robinson
HAVE YOU REGISTERED?

Rotary Leadership Institute

Register now using the Registration Form on the District website.

www.district5050.org

HAVE YOU REGISTERED? Linda Coyle
August is Rotary Membership Month

President Gary Huang addresses membership in a video message.

“Together, we can make a huge positive impact in the world when we have strong clubs made up of members who love Rotary.” Watch President Gary Huang’s video on membership. Membership is important to maintaining a strong and vibrant club.

August is Rotary Membership Month Linda Coyle
Call for Nominations for Sassy Awards

The Semiahmoo Rotary Club, in partnership with the City of Surrey, Surrey School District - Ideas36, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, White Rock Rotary Club and Central City Rotary Club, is pleased to announce the fourth annual SASSY Awards program.

The SASSY Awards honour youth aged 15 to 21 who are living in Surrey or White Rock and are making a difference in our community by demonstrating the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self”.

Seven Awards will be presented in the categories of:

Overcoming Adversity            Environmental Leadership
Sportsmanship                       Performing and Visual Arts
Community Service                Youth Leadership
International Service

Each Award recipient receives a $1,000 bursary, as well as $500 to donate to a registered charity of their choice and a stylized SASSY Award trophy.

All Award nominees will have a chance to win the trip of a lifetime courtesy of White Rock Travel and G Adventures

The 4th Annual SASSY Awards Show will be held the evening of Friday Nov. 21, 2014 at the Surrey Arts Centre in Bear Creek Park.

located in Bear Creek Park.. It will be an inspiring evening celebrating youth achievement in our community and features:

Proceeds from the SASSY Awards go toward youth related projects by local Interact and Rotaract Clubs, furthering the theme of “Youth helping Youth”.

NOMINATE A DESERVING YOUTH. Deadline for nominations is September 26.
Nomination forms on Web: www.sassyawards.ca
For more information please contact:

Bill Brooks - bbrooks@sassyawards.ca or 604.250.5013

Call for Nominations for Sassy Awards Linda Coyle
LIFE IS SHORT

by Michael Gartner

"Life is too short to wake up with
regrets.  So love the people who treat
you right.  Forget about the ones who
don't.  Believe everything happens for
a reason.  If you get a chance, take
it & if it changes your life, let
it. Nobody said life would be easy,
they just promised it would most likely
be worth it."
  ENJOY LIFE NOW - IT DOES HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE !

LIFE IS SHORT Linda Coyle
Snowbirds Fly for CHILD

August the 6th was a beautiful sunny day and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds show over White Rock beach in support of the CHILD Foundation was spectacular. Thousands watched the aerial feats of the nine-plane formations with distances as close as 4-feet wing overlap at speeds ranging from 185 km/h to 590 km/h during their exciting show comprised of 50 different maneuvers. 

Rotarians from the South Surrey/White Rock Rotary clubs were there in support of CHILD and sold t-shirts and raffle tickets for of this important foundation founded in 1995. The volunteers also collected cash donations.

The CH.I.L.D. Foundation

MISSION STATEMENT
To find a cure through research for children
who suffer from the debilitating diseases
of Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis and liver disorders. 

We are determined to be successful.

Thank You For All Your Support!

Snowbirds Fly for CHILD Linda Coyle
A Night Out in Town - Fundraiser

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A Night Out in Town - Fundraiser Linda Coyle
June 5 Fund Raiser a Big Success

Over 100 people attended the club's June 5 fundraiser at Morgan's Public House. The club showcased and  raised money for its international and local

projects

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June 5 Fund Raiser a Big Success Linda Coyle
Welcome Jim O'Dowd

Jim O'Dowd is the club's newest member. More information about Jim to come. Jim was formerly a member of the Millennium Rotary Club.
 

Welcome Jim O'Dowd Linda Coyle
New President Installed

Jim Scott the new president of White Rock Peninsula Rotary Club was installed at his home on June 28. He and wife, Holly, graciously opened their home to install the president and board for the 2014-2015 Rotary year.

New President Installed Linda Coyle
Induction held on March 03, 2014

Happy to announce three new members to our club

Induction held on March 03, 2014 Jaron Robinson
Rotary Club of White Rock 32nd Annual Book Sale

March 2nd to 9th at Semiahmoo Shopping Mall during mall hours.

Rotary Club of White Rock has committed to donating $50,000 to the Sources Food Bank for purchase and installation of a much-needed elevator.

Prices for books have been held at last year's level

$2 / book or 3 / $5 and children's books only 2 / $1

 

Rotary Club of White Rock 32nd Annual Book Sale Jaron Robinson
Learning Centre Christmas Dinner

 All members are en encouraged to support the  South Surrey White Rock Learning Centre

 Dec 11     Grace Point Church  - 5 :15 pm

Click on events for details

Learning Centre Christmas Dinner Linda Coyle
Pantomime and Wine

Wednesday December 11th –

Pantomime  - White Rock Playhouse

time 7.30 pm – tickets $20.00 

The South Surrey club have their own area to meet, enjoy a glass of wine, and pre order another for intermission. 

open to family and friends – this is great entertainment for young and old!!!

Pantomime and Wine Linda Coyle
5th Annual Chili Cook Off
Well done to those who braved the weather conditions during the 5th annual chili cook-off. Another great opportunity to share in raising funds for local charities, promote our club events and have fun! Big Thanks to Tyson Blume and Uli's for another great tasty batch of chili.
5th Annual Chili Cook Off Jaron Robinson
New Member Inducted
Denise Darrell director at Sources inducted as our newest member on July 30, 2013
New Member Inducted Jaron Robinson
Karen's Induction
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Karen's Induction Lyle Konner
Fraser Valley Heritage Railway

John Sprung and Allen Aubert presented an interesting and  comprehensive talk about light rail in the Fraser Valley. The Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society (FVHRS) was formed to acquire, restore and operate two interurban cars on the original route through Surrey. Starting June 22 and running until Oct 14, 2013, BCER 1225 will operate from the restored Cloverdale Station
to Sullivan Station. The route will expand to Newton, Kennedy and Scott Road in the future as other cars are restored.

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Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Linda Coyle
Performers at Pooch Parade Hnoured

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On May 21 a presentation on behalf of MLA Gordon Hogg and the Rotary Club of White Rock Peninsula was made to the wonderful performers who showcased their talents on April 21 during the 2nd  Annual Pooch Parade on the Peninsula. Each performer was presented with a certificate and provincial pin to thank them for thier support of the event. Miriah Rietmeier led us in singing O Canada. Alisha Shaffer sang in French and played keyboard.

In addition to Miriah and Alisha, the club was honoured to have Joey Mullins, Ben Mullins and Garrick Shepard of the Itchy Neighbourhood Band;  Brian Porter representing the  Crescent Beach Pipe Band; and singer Ava Carich join us for dinner.

 

Performers at Pooch Parade Hnoured Linda Coyle
Water Project in Constituyentes Mexico

The small remote community of Constituyentes has a new water tower and upgraded water pump. In partnership with the Rotary Club of Cancun, The Rotary Club of White Rock Peninsula funded the construction of this water tower to provide clean water to each household. The mechanical pump was replaced with much more efficient solar powered pump.

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Water Project in Constituyentes Mexico Linda Coyle
Community School Outdoor Kitchen Underway

Much progress has been made on the Palapa being built to house the outdoor kitchen for the community school in Cancun.

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Community School Outdoor Kitchen Underway Linda Coyle
BUCKET LIST

At the meeting on April 30, club members shared their 'bucket list' wishes and plans. Here are just a few:

  • Go to the Kentucky Derby
  • Work less - play more
  • Get wife to retire
  • Do more good for others
  • Stay on a big boat (aka yacht) in Cabo San Lucas
  • See the Aurora Borealis in full colour spectrum
  • Retire by age 50- visit 50 countries

We shall continue this sharing of hopes, dreams, plans.

 

BUCKET LIST Linda Coyle
Rhythm Wellness

Billy Knutson, founder of Functional  Fysical Fitness brought drums and other percussion instruments for a hands-on experience for club members on 5 March. This was an enlightening experience for all and Billy brought a thought provoking message.

Life and lifestyle are governed by rhythm.  Everything resonates with rhythm.  Rhythm is as ubiquitous a principle as gravity, acting on us for good or bad regardless of our awareness of it. Healthy evolution and maintenance of civilization, community and culture has always depended on our innate capacity to create and relate; through rhythm and music.    

                    Whatever the question, Community is the answer. 

"Music in particular is extremely important and beneficial as it is the powerful force in community building. And it is my belief it will be community [and music/rhythm] that will be the healing ingredients in wellness, harmony, sufficiency and peace for the world."Image

Rhythm Wellness Linda Coyle
Rotary Club of Cancun Presentations
ImageRotarian Edgar Corona from the Rotary Club of Cancun presents a hand embroidered Mexican flag to President Dennis Williams.
Rotary Club of Cancun Presentations Linda Coyle
YOUNG MEN'S ADVENTURE WEEKEND
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YOUNG MEN'S ADVENTURE WEEKEND Linda Coyle
Induction of 3 new members
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Induction of 3 new members Lyle Konner