Bulletin Editor
Deanna McIntyre
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Remembrance Day
Nov 24, 2020 12:00 PM
Update on the 2021 season and new projects
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Rotary Club of Abbotsford Installs New Board of Directors for 2019-2020.
1st Annual Abbotsford Rotary Club - Berry Blitz Event raises $5,000 for local charities!
An Abbotsford Rotary 1ST is a win for many – Raising over $30,000 for 3 local charities – with International impact!
Rotary Club of Abbotsford Presents $9,000 in Scholarships to Abbotsford Grads
Rotary Club of Abbotsford Installs a New President for 2018-2019
Rotary Club of Abbotsford Awards $11,000 of Community Service Grants to Local Charities
Prestigious Paul Harris Fellowship Awarded to Tim Philips and Chris Dominato
Club Information
Rotary Opens Opportunities
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
The Salvation Army - Cascade Community Church
35190 DeLair Road
Abbotsford, BC V3G 2E2
Our in-person meetings are currently suspended due to COVID-19; we meet weekly via Zoom. Contact us if you would like to attend a Zoom meeting!
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Message from Deanna
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If you were wondering why there was no Rotarwrites newsletter last week, it was because of a challenge I experienced getting into the member only area of Clubrunner. After a week of frustration and confusion, the Support team at Clubrunner was finally able to resolve the issue. And now we are back in business!
Thanks for your patience while I worked through this issue.
Rotary Theme for March 2020 


Promote World Water Day
World Water Day on 22 March is an opportunity to learn about Rotary’s commitment to provide clean water and sanitation.
During March, Rotary Water and Sanitation Month, many Rotary clubs around the world will be celebrating our commitment to create healthier communities by supplying clean water and sanitation facilities to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.
Help Wanted
A great way to make an impact as a Rotarian is to get involved with your club. Here are the current available opportunities:
WANTED: Alternate Director, Public Relations.  Providing support for Rotarwrites, Big Dream Launch, club communications including website, etc.  Average time commitment 3-4 hrs/month. Contact Deanna
WANTED Alternate, Club Secretary.  Providing support in club document management, District 5050 communications, etc.  Average time commitment 2-3 hrs/month.  Contact Chris
WANTED: Director, Club Administration and Alternate, Club Administration.  Providing support for weekly speakers, service to club members, front desk.  Average time commitment 2-3hrs/month. Contact Milt
WANTED: Rotarwrites editor. Update and send out the weekly club newsletter. Average time commitment 0.5-1hr/week. Contact Deanna
Sunshine Report


November Sunshine Report


Happy Birthday!


John McFaul - Nov 07

Happy Anniversary!

Ursula & Lance Viney, 10 years / November 06
Harvey & Marilyn Goodwin, 08 years / November 15
Dave & Grace Loewen, 48 years / November 16
Happy Rotary Anniversary!
Pat Tonn, 14 years / November 14
District Conference 2020
Please note the District Conference has been cancelled. All club members should have received the following message March 16:
It is with deep regret that I must inform you that Conference Chair Kevin Wood and I have decided that we must cancel the Rotary District 5050 Conference this year.
The government of BC has banned all gatherings over 250 people and we will have over 250 people at our conference. The government has recommended not having gatherings of more than 50 people. 
There are now over 100 cases of the coronavirus in BC and health experts are expecting this number to increase.  As you may know, at this time in both the United States and Canada, the goal is ‘flatten the curve’ so as not to overwhelm the health care system. 
We want to ensure all Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors and their partners and children are kept safe.
We would like to thank the Conference Committee for all its hard and dedicated work over the past two years to put on what we believe would have been an excellent conference with great attendance including over 60 new conference attendees.  We would also like to thank our generous sponsors who supported the conference with $20,000.  
We will start to process refunds soon but please give us some time to do so. 
We will be meeting with the Harrison Hot Springs Hotel to determine the best way to cancel room bookings so please do not contact the hotel.   For those who booked rooms at other hotels, please contact them directly.
And please be safe and stay healthy.
At your Rotary Service,
Brad Whittaker
District Governor  2019-2020
Rotary International District 5050
St. Patrick's Day Dance
Support our fellow Rotarians and their fundraising efforts by purchasing your tickets for the St. Patrick's Day Dinner and Dance. It's always a good time!
Join Us on Social Media!
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 the NEW District 5050 Facebook is:


The link for our Club's Facebook is: 


The link for our Club's Twitter is:  


Look for our Club on Instagram at “AbbyRotary”


Spread the message and good works of Rotary with your network by connecting with the Club and posting your contributions and sharing our posts. Your efforts could reach a potential new member, a new sponsor or partner. Don't keep Rotary a secret - talk it up!

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