The Rotary Club of Abbotsford is pleased to announce the installation of Milt Walker as President for the 2020-2021 Rotary year effective July 1st. Past President Bruce Beck virtually passed the hat and gavel to Milt on June 26th for the ceremony that was conducted by Dr. Mark Evered, former President and Vice Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley, via ZOOM.




Milt joined Rotary in May 2010 and has served in various capacities since then. He recently retired from his role as Executive Director of the Kinghaven Peardonville House Society.

He is an active member of the community and served as the Board Chair of The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, was a member of the City of Abbotsford Parks Recreation and Culture Commission and as a member of the City of Abbotsford Social Development Advisory Committee.

Milt has been a resident of Abbotsford for over 30 years. He is happily married to Rita and is the proud grandfather of four grandchildren.

In his spare time, he is a "duffer golfer".

 “I look forward to serving the members of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford for the coming year as we continue in our efforts to raise funds to support local, nation and international initiates during this unique and challenging pandemic year.

Also inducted to the Board of Directors were: Dave Loewen; Deanna McIntyre; Bruce Beck as Past President; Marion Keys; Doris Woodman-McMillan; Rod Thomson; Chris Oliver; Les Squire; and Amy Badesha (not pictured). 

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 currently via ZOOM. 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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For more information, please contact: 

Deanna McIntyre 

Public Relations & Communications Director 

Rotary Club of Abbotsford