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Feb 04, 2020
Fraser Valley Bandits
Feb 11, 2020
Abbotsford - It's Present and Future
Feb 18, 2020
Family Day
Feb 25, 2020
Serenata Singers 20th Anniversary
Mar 03, 2020
3D Printing
Mar 10, 2020
Innocence Lost Foundation
Mar 17, 2020
Mar 24, 2020
Mar 31, 2020
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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 Connects The World
We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
The Salvation Army - Cascade Community Church
35190 DeLair Road
Abbotsford, BC  V3G 2E2
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Abbotsford Fire Fighters Association Harvest Festival
On behalf of the the Abbotsford Fire Fighters Association. 
September 20, 2019  we are planning a Harvest Festival Dinner and Dance to raise money for our Abbotsford Fire Fighters Association Charitable Society. 
This year our primary beneficiary is the Starfish Pack Program in Abbotsford. 
The plan is for a fun social evening, a little less formal than the two other gala's in Abbotsford.
- Dinner by "Culinary Touch Catering"
- Live Music by the Tanner Olson Band
- MC & Standup Comedy by Sunee Dahliwal
- Octoberfest Entertainment including Hammerschlagen and Axe Throwing
- Silent Auction
Take advantage of the opportunity to support our local heroes AND the Starfish Pack Program we helped create
Halloween Bash Update
2019 Sponsors update:
Gold Sponsor :  Can Western Bank
and anonymous donor
Silver :  Berryhill
Bronze:  Baker Newby ; Abby Duty Free & Vedder transport, Dignity Memorial, Ecotex Healthcare Linen Service
Table sponsors:  Triple C; Dr. Venier & Aldergrove Credit Union
Costume sponsor:  Amy Badesha DJ sponsor:  Ken Funk
Cash donation: Les Squire
2019 Sponsorship $ 24,000 to date
2018. Sponsorship $ 24375
2019  Sponsorship Goal $ 28750
There’s still plenty of work to be done to reach the 2019 target.  I am asking every Rotarian if you have not done so to reach out to your business contacts and ask for sponsorship.
The cut off for the Gold Silver & Bronze sponsorship is the third week of June so there are only thirty days left.
Thanks for your support
George Ho
John Friesen
Fund Raising Chairs
My Rotary Story – William W. Bramwell
It was 42 years ago when Rotary first became a part of my life and I joined the Rotary Club of Ladner. I found Rotary through an old time Ladner resident and have never looked back since. I had always wanted to be involved in the community where I could make a difference both locally and, in the world, and It is through Rotary that I was able to achieve both of these goals. As I moved around the Province in my career, I was a member of the Rotary Club of Saanich in Victoria, the Rotary Club of Burns Lake and the Rotary Club of Kamloops. When we moved back to Tsawwassen I again became a member of the Ladner Club of which I am a Past President.
It was 12 years ago when we moved to Abbotsford and the club here welcomed me as a member where I am currently the Club President. Again, I found a club that is working hard locally, regionally and Internationally. This is an active and dynamic club and I found this to be the case with the other clubs of which I was a member. One of the aspects of Rotary that has made it such a success is its family nature. Since inclusion is so important in Rotary, I have always found it easy to find a place where I could serve. As always it is the memories of the past experiences in Rotary along with the service opportunities that has added depth to my life.
 One of the many things that I have enjoyed about my involvement in Rotary is the way in which we work together in things such as Polio Plus, Wheelchairs for Guatemala and the Starfish program to name just a few. Rotary is a part of my family and is like home to me.  The theme of Rotary International President Barry Rassin for the year is - “Be the inspiration” and for me this has always been my goal.
Bill Bramwell
Rotarian 1977 – Present
Change in Dues

At the April 2, 2019 Club Assembly, the membership in attendance unanimously approved a change in annual club dues.  Please note that dues have not increased in price in over ten years.


Effective July 1, 2019, the new annual due schedule will be:


Members Age 40 and under:  $240

Members Over Age 41: $340

Corporate Members First member $340, additional members $275


If the new dues provide a financial hardship for any individual club member, please contact a member of the board.  A small amount of financial relief has been set aside to assist active club members.


Invoices will be provided to club members in June.

Sunshine Report


January Sunshine Report


Happy Birthday!

Jan 5 - Alan Hougen
Jan 15 - George Ho
Jan 18 - Garry Dickinson
Jan 27 - Bruce Beck
Jan 27 - Nick Man
Jan 31 - Dan Denis


Happy Anniversary!

None to celebrate this month
Happy Rotary Anniversary!
Jan 10 - Rod Thomson - 31 years
Jan 18 - John McFaul - 15 years
Jan 19 - Peter Roed - 4 years
Jan 24 - Blaine Bailey - 3 years
Jan 27 - Chris Oliver - 5 years
Will you be on the bus?
Guatemala Mission, 2020
The team has been assembled, the date confirmed, the tickets purchased, and now the fun begins as we finalize our daily itinerary in Antigua. We will be a team of 11: Club members, Bruce Beck, Doris Woodman-McMillan, Blaine Bailey, Rod Thomson, Amy Badesha, & Dave Loewen, along with guests Lois Beck, Andy Bains, Estella Cumyn, and Dr. Zoltan Zeresztes (dentist) and Jane Zeresztes.
Dr. Zeresztes hails from North Vancouver and he has done several dental missions previously to Latin American countries. We’re very excited to have him join us to provide this important service. As for the rest of us, we’ll busy ourselves with some assignments yet to be determined by our host, Judy Bergen from Love Guatemala. We will likely be working with some house construction, feeding program, and distribution of wheelchairs and sewing machines.
As a result of our Halloween Bash in October, we will be presenting Love Guatemala with $10,000 and Transitions with another $10,000. Last year our club’s donations, of $9,000 each, provided a wide variety of material for Love Guatemala, and Transitions was able to provide 16 custom-built wheelchairs.
We leave on February 7th, 2020 and return on February 16th. We will likely be transporting a variety of supplies from here, in addition to the material supplied through our club’s fundraising.
Now it’s time to learn a little Spanish!
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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:  


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.