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Christmas Comes Early for Starfish Pack Program
Rotarians Honoured with Don Funk Memorial Award
Rotary Club of Abbotsford and District Governor Lindagene Coyle “Investing In a Better World” Cheque Presentations totaling over $47 K to the Abbotsford Food Bank Starfish Pack Program
Rotary Club of Abbotsford Hosts 'The Big Truck Golf Event' at Fraserglen Golf Course
Rotary Club of Abbotsford Installs a New President for 2017-2018
Long Time 'Rotary Hole In One' Partner Give to Starfish Pack Program
Prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship Awarded to Outgoing UFV President and Vice Chancellor Dr. Mark Evered
2017 Rotary Million Dollar Hole in One Regretfully Cancelled
Enhanced Playground Becomes Reality - Prince Charles Elementary
Swinging into Spring...Serving Youth, Seniors, and Community!
Fraser Valley Celebrates -Rotary Foundation’s Centennial Year at The Reach
Club Information
Rotary: Making a Difference
We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Quality Hotel & Conference Centre
36035 N Parallel Road
Abbotsford, BC  V3G 2C6
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Happy New Year
Meeting Location
Due to the closing of the Phoenix, our last meeting at the Phoenix will be on January 9th. 
Until a new location is confirmed, all subsequent meetings for the month of January will be held at the Quality Inn Hotel & Conference Centre at 36035 N Parallel Road in Abbotsford

January 16th - Mt. Baker Room

January 23rd - Pinnacle 2

January 30th - Mt. Baker Room


Meal costs will remain the same for the time being at the Quality Inn.
Step Up!
Board of Directors 2018-2019


The board of director nominations for 2018-2019 are posted below to begin the term on July 1, 2018.  The vote will be held at our Annual General Meeting on January 30, 2018 during our regular club meeting.

President: Bill Bramwell

President-Elect: Bruce Beck

President-Nominee: Yvonne Douma, Milt Walker, or Doris Woodman-McMillan (vote required)

Past-President: Stacey Irwin

Co-Treasurer: Blaine Bailey

Co-Treasurer: Doris Woodman-McMillan

Secretary: Kolby Hughes


Director of Fundraising: Dan Denis

Director of Club Administration: Milt Walker

Director of Membership: Yvonne Douma

Director of Public Relations and Communication: Stephanie Johnson

Director of International Service: Dave Loewen

Director of Community Service: Bev Hasenpflug

Any questions or concerns, please contact Past-President Sara Lawson at or 604-556-9395


Do you know a grade 10 or 11 student who could benefit from YAIL


YAIL 2018 is almost here !!


YAIL 2018 is Friday, Feb 2nd - Sunday, Feb 4th.... only 4 weeks away. The official deadline for registration is December 31st, but this has been extended to FRIDAY, January 12th to fill our few available spaces. 


There is no cost to participants because the registration fee ( $295 USD / $310 CAN ) is paid by the sponsoring Rotary Club. 


Online registration is available at “”.  Applicants will need a Rotary Club sponsor, a head/shoulders photo, a brief bio, and they can download PDF permission forms as needed.  


If you need any additional information, please contact Hank Adolfi at “

Rotary International Convention 2018
Join Rotary President Ian Riseley and his wife, Juliet, at the 2018 Rotary Convention in Toronto. The cosmopolitan city of Toronto offers something for everyone and is the perfect setting for the biggest event of the Rotary year.
As a past convention attendee, you understand that every convention is an opportunity to learn. We hope you'll come to Toronto to connect with old friends, make new ones, and be a part of the best Rotary has to offer.
Share the excitement by downloading the Toronto Convention Promotion Kit from the Convention Promotion page or by showing the promotional video.
A world of opportunity awaits you in Toronto. Register today!
Rotary Peacebuilding Conference - Vancouver - Feb 9-11, 2018

Dear Rotarian,

As you may know RI President Ian Riseley is holding six peacebuilding conferences around the world. The first of these international conferences is close to and easy for your members to attend. On February 9-11, 2018 in Vancouver, BC the presidential peacebuilding conference will examine sustainable global and local environmental practices, and their contributions to peacebuilding and peacemaking.

Participants will discuss the impact of environmental issues on health, fresh air, clean water, vegetation, and food production – and how improved environmental conditions are a fundamental condition of building peace within communities. The conference will bring together community leaders, youth, and representatives from the public, private, and government sectors. Attendees also can participate in a hands-on service project the morning after the conference.

There will be a focus on how Rotary clubs can involve their local community in sustainable projects and peacebuilding.

The conference website has a list of keynote speakers, link to book a hotel room, draft program and a link to the registration.  Please visit:

The registration is currently $250 Canadian.

Rotarians from the US, Canada and around the world will come together at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver for this conference. Will your club be represented? 

Thank you for all you do for Rotary and your community,

Chris Offer, PDG
for Rotary Peacebuilding Conference Vancouver

Sunshine Report


Happy Birthday!

Jan 18 - Garry Dickinson


Happy Anniversary!

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District News



The January 2018 Peace Arch Journal is available here





January 20th - registration deadline January 17th

February 3rd - registration deadline - January 29th 

Two people from each club, one must be the President Elect, must attend and become qualified in order that the club is eligible to apply for any grant monies.




March 10, 2018 - Surrey - 5 Star Catering, 5640 188 Street, Surrey, BC  V3S 4N5 Registration is now open.  Please choose Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 or the Grad Program and ensure that you register for the correct part.  Cost is $60.00 Canadian.  Any registrations after February 28th will be $70.00 Canadian.




District 5050 welcomes its 58th club, the Pacific Northwest Passport Club. Charter celebration will be March 3, 2018 at Northwood Hall, Bellingham. More information on district website.




At our conference, we will be honouring the Rotarians who have passed away but remain with us in spirit since the 2017 conference, held in early May.  Please send a headshot photo and a bio stating information about: family, Rotary induction date, Rotary positions, awards, profession, interests and other significant facts.  Please send the bios and photo to Maureen Boyd by February 15, 2018.




March 16 & 17 - Snohomish County Rotaract chartering celebration with District 5050 Rotaract 50th year celebration. Further details to follow.


April 7, 2018 - District Training Assembly - Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey.  Registration will be open soon.

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. 


The link for Facebook is: 


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.