The Rotary Club of Abbotsford is pleased to announce the installation of Bruce Beck as President for the 2019-2020 Rotary year effective July 1st.

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford is pleased to announce the installation of Bruce Beck as President for the 2019-2020 Rotary year effective July 1st.

Past President Bill Bramwell passed the hat and gavel to Bruce on June 25th.

Bruce has lived in Abbotsford since 1988 and been a Rotarian since 2008. He is a self-employed Certified Financial Planner and Certified Professional Consultant on Aging. He has served as Community Service Chair, Starfish Backpack Chair and Halloween Bash Planning Chair within the Abbotsford Rotary Club.

“I am looking forward to serving the community alongside my fellow Rotarians. Together we are taking the club in a new direction with Vision 20-20, stay tuned for some truly remarkable and impactful programs that will be rolled out in the coming year,” President Bruce stated.

Bruce’s commitment to the community is evident is his varied volunteer roles and activities. He served two terms on Abbotsford City Council, was a columnist for the Abbotsford Times, is a Past Director for the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, and has served on multiple boards and committees including: Abbotsford Downtown Business Association, Agrifair, City of Abbotsford Economic Development Advisory Board, and as Chair of the PLAN A committee. Bruce has also volunteered with Abbotsford Emergency Support Services and Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service.

Bruce has been married to Lois for 30+ years and they have two grown children, a son-in-law, and one dog holding down the empty nest.

Also inducted to the Board of Directors were: Milt Walker; Doris Woodman-McMillan; Chris Oliver; Amy Badesha; Deanna McIntyre; Ursula Viney; Yvonne Douma; Dave Loewen; George Ho; and Bill Bramwell as Past President.

About Rotary
Approximately 1.2 million Rotarians belong to more than 34,000 clubs around the world.

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford was formed in 1950 and meets every Tuesday at noon at the Salvation Army Cascade Community Church. Over the years the club has accomplished many exciting projects including the construction of Rotary Stadium, a $3,000,000 sports facility; assisted the Abbotsford Hospice Society with $200,000 towards retiring their mortgage; sponsored a Rotaplast mission to Cebu, Philippines that provided corrective surgery for children with cleft lip and palate; and donated $200,000 to the new Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre, to purchase equipment and furnishings for the new children’s area.

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford is committed to providing youth with opportunities to help develop tomorrow’s leaders. Each year the club provides nine $750 scholarships and bursaries to graduating Abbotsford high school students through the Abbotsford Community Foundation. They also provide ten $1,000 scholarships to returning students at UFV. In addition, the club has partnered with the Abbotsford Food Bank to launch the Starfish Pack Program to provide food for hungry children in Abbotsford.

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Deanna McIntyre
Public Relations & Communications Director
Rotary Club of Abbotsford