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New President for the Rotary Club of Abbotsford 2016
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Foam Fest
FOAM FEST - yes indeedie, there is a Rotary Club of Abbotsford team for this June 3 foamy/muddy loads-of-fun 5 km obstacle course "race".  So far the participants are me, a co-worker and 2 kids.  We may not be the fastest team but we will have lots of fun as we check out this event for possible fundraising opportunities in the future.  Go ahead and sign up for our team, we start at 10 am that day and plan on having a great time getting through! for more information or to sign up.  Also, volunteers are needed.  Contact Dan if you want to offer up help for the day.
Rotarian Women needed to be mentors

The Commonwealth Women’s Mentorship Scheme (CMP)


Consider being a mentor and sharing your skills and experiences with young women in our District to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Women in Rotary.   Read the article on the following page and get your application today at Women Mentoring Rotary Club 5050.


Complete your application and return to Linda Coyle at




Share your skills and experience with young women around the Commonwealth

to help them gain confidence and excel in the workplace.

The Commonwealth Women’s Mentorship Scheme (CMP) aims to encourage an intergenerational partnership for sustainable development with young women as the primary beneficiaries. The call for a mentorship programme emerged from the concern that the world continues to lag behind when it comes to closing the gender gap. The scheme aims to encourage young women around the Commonwealth to aim for leadership positions, and to endow them with confidence in the workplace and self-entrepreneurship.

Rotary International Directors Dean Rhors and Barry Rassin have given Rotary International endorsement to this joint program.  The Commonwealth Secretariat, Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC), and Commonwealth Youth Gender Equity Network (CYGEN) are partnering in this joint intergenerational mentorship programme. Rotary will pilot the program in Rotary Districts in the Caribbean and Canada.

Dean says, “The rights of women for equal opportunity and the ability for them to realise their full potential is very important to Canadians. Rotarians in Canada are delighted to have been asked to be part of this programme and look forward to helping with this important Commonwealth initiative where the mentoring of young women will help them be full contributing citizens of the world.” Barry states, “To be able to expand the potential to empower women through a mentoring program can be very beneficial and Rotarians are proud and excited to be a part of the program.”

Young women across the Commonwealth are set to benefit from this program and acquire critical life skills to progress in their careers. The Commonwealth Women’s Mentorship Scheme will match aspiring young women with Rotarians who share similar interests. At the scheme’s March launch in London, the Commonwealth Young Person of the Year, Krystle Reid from Sri Lanka, spoke about the importance of having someone to help young women network, achieve personal and professional development, and rise above discrimination.

Do you see yourself as someone who can help young women build their confidence so they no longer shy away from leadership opportunities, so they put themselves forward for employment opportunities, set up a business or get into political leadership? Apply to be a mentor! The commitment is from July – December 2017.

Membership Proposal
The following memberships are being proposed:
Kolby Hughes (Retired: Education) and Nick Man (Internet Services)
Should you have any questions, please contact Hugh Ellis,
Sunshine Report


Happy Birthday!

Saundra Roger - August 22


Happy Anniversary!

None to report this week
Rotary Global Rewards
Rotary Global Rewards

Since the launch of Rotary Global Rewards on 1 July 2015, over 100,000 members have visited the site! We would like to thank you for supporting the program by spreading awareness of it among your district and clubs.  

If you have not visited Rotary Global Rewards recently, we now have over 1,500 offers worldwide. We recommend using the member benefits program both locally and when you travel. 

If you’d like to give discounts to other Rotarians, add your own company’s special offers to the growing portfolio of Rotary Global Rewards. To date, over 350 offers have been posted by Rotarians.

We have also added two new and exciting global travel offers, a hotel discount center and an airline discount center, which provide great discounts and give up to 10 percent of your purchase back to Rotary.

See for details. Spend less, give more.

Best regards,

Rotary Global Rewards program team

Join Us on Facebook and Twitter!
Rotary International continues to work on branding and communication of our organization throughout the world. They are pushing for greater exposure within the press, radio, television and social media.

To this end, we would like to encourage all members to participate, with contribution, on our social media sites. 


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The link for twitter is:  


We look forward to those members of Rotary that currently publish a social media page to link to one or both of the sites listed above. Thank you.