Posted on Jul 06, 2017
Rotary Club of Abbotsford Installs a New President for 2017-2018
The Rotary Club of Abbotsford is pleased to announce the installation of Stacey Irwin as President for the 2017-2018 Rotary year effective July 1st.  Stacey, a multiple Paul Harris Fellow award recipient, has been an active Rotarian for sixteen years serving in various leadership capacities including Director of Public Relations and Communications, as an Executive member on the Board of Directors and has chaired many club committees.
Stacey is the Senior Manager, Digital Banking at Prospera Credit Union and is responsible for the strategy and management of the online and mobile services delivery channel pertaining to the next generation of services and applications accessed directly by members and staff. She has worked in the financial services industry for twenty years in a number of different positions. A graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) where she completed her Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Financial Management, Stacey also studied Marketing at Okanagan University and in 2014 earned her Project Management Professional Designation (PMP).
Along with her work and Rotary experience, comes a long list of other community involvements including being an Executive Director on the Abbotsford International Airshow Board (AIAS); Co-Chair of the AIAS Crew Hosting Committee; past First Vice-Chair of the UFV Board of Governors; past Chair of the UFV Alumni Association and as a past director on the UCFV Foundation Board to name but a few. In recent years, for her community leadership and involvement she has received the UFV Top 40 Alumni and Ron Sweeney Community Champion Awards.
This past week, Past President Sara Lawson passed the gavel to President Stacey Irwin that has been an annual traditional since 1950 when the club was first chartered. Following, Stacey went on with excitement and passion to introduce this year’s Rotary International theme “Rotary: Making a Difference”. “It’s my pleasure to be your President and I look forward to working with such an amazing diverse group of dedicated Rotarians who work hard together for the betterment of our local community and humanity as a whole” said President Stacey. She went on to say, “I love the quote by Mary Kay Ash, who said “there are three kinds of people in this world: those who make things happen; those who watch things happen; and those who wonder what happened” and I am happy to be part of a Rotary Club that is made up of people who make things happen.” President Stacey challenged each Rotarian in the room to help make things happen this year. She said, “Now…let’s go and make a difference in the lives of others and our community; this is what Rotary is all about!”
Also inducted to the board of directors were: Bill Bramwell, Bruce Beck, Sara Lawson, Doris Woodman-McMillan, Blaine Bailey, Karen McLean, Joanne Field, Dan Denis, Milt Walker, Bev Hasenpflug, Yvonne Douma and Dave Loewen.