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City of Abbotsford's new Waste Management System
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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!
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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Story of the Week
Weekly Club Meeting
This week Kim Hissink, of the Salvation Army, Abbotsford, will speak about the Salvation Army's Christmas Kettles program.
If you have any suggestions for a speaker, please send them to Marion Keys at or call at 604-308-0406.
To join the Zoom meeting: 
1) If you have not already done so, you must download zoom to your computer or mobile device before logging in to the meeting
download here:
2) When you log into the meeting anytime after 11:30 Tuesday your microphone will be muted until the moderator accepts you as a member.
3) The meeting is password-protected to stop unwanted interference (Zoom Bombing)
4) The first 30 minutes will be open to all for conversation, the meeting will begin at 12:00 noon.
5) Look for the “Chat” button on your screen to converse with the group or select individual members for your comments. Remember that your comments may be made public after the meeting has concluded, even those between individual members.
6) If you do not have computer capability you may dial in for audio only: see the number below.
Time: October 6, 2020 11:30 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 841 3927 2366
Password: 852360
Dial In: 778 907 2071 (same meeting ID and Password as above)
Previous Meetings
Missed a meeting? You can catch up by watching the recording from the previous few weeks.
November 24 - Dylan Kular, Fraser Valley Bandits
November 17 - Ron Kelly, Rotary Foundation Month
November 10 - Rod Thomson: Remembrance Day Service
October 27 - Vineetha Nakka of the Center for Epilepsy in BC:  Epilepsy and Seizures
  - her presentation - to provide feedback on her presentation
October 20 - Susan Federspiel; City of Abbotsford Cultural Plan
October 13 - Patrick Coleman, Foundation work in Zambia and how TRF supports projects there.
October 6 - Rotary Youth Exchange
September 29 - Adam Hill & Alex Carmichael, Fraser Valley Rotaracts
September 15 - Kate Stebbings from Trans Mountain - 
All past recordings can be viewed by going to Vimeo and searching Abbotsford Rotary -
Rotaract 5050 Newsletter
Dear Rotarians of District 5050,
It is with great pleasure that I share with you the second volume of the Rotaract 5050 Newsletter. This newsletter was created to share what each club in our district has done and is continuing to do throughout the Rotary year.
The Rotaractors for District 5050 have been working hard despite all the changes to service COVID-19 has brought us. We hope you enjoy this newsletter and look forward to seeing it each quarter of the year as we continue updating the district and fellow rotarians on all that we do.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email
Yours in service,
Jaymee Lynn
President Tri-Cities Rotaract Club
Co-District 5050 Rotaract Representative 
Toastmaster Invitation
We recently received an invitation from Toastmasters, for anyone who may be interested:
Name: Scott Friedman
Subject: Rotary-Toastmaster Alliance
Message: Good afternoon,

I am writing to you because Toastmasters International suggested its members include Rotary International members in our events and we offer to speak at Rotary events. As such, I would like to invite you and your club members to a free Toastmasters club virtual event on 10/3/2020.
If you would like to know anything about the event, see the event website If you would like to attend any portion of the event, click the [Register Now!] button on the event website.

If your club is looking for a speaker, I welcome the opportunity to speak with the club about almost any topic, during a virtual meeting. I am available to speak shortly after the 10/3/2020 event.


Scott J. Friedman, DTM
Member of Multiple Toastmasters Clubs
Thanks from students
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Pat Tonn recently received this thank you note from student recipient of Rotary Club of Abbotsford awards:
August 20, 2020
Abbotsford Rotary Club
Dear Donor of the Abbotsford Rotary Club Award,
My name is Jesna and I am the recipient of the Abbotsford Rotary Club Award, for 2020. I am truly grateful for being selected as the recipient of this special award and wanted to say thank you.
I will be attending UFV in the fall to continue my educational goal of becoming a registered nurse. This award will really help support me in paying for my school fees, as my dad struggles financially to cover the cost of my education. It has always been a goal to enter the healthcare field, and with these funds, this will help make my dream a reality. Again, thank you so much for your kind generosity.


Sunshine Report


November Sunshine Report


Happy Birthday!


Ken Funk - Dec 04
Hugh Ellis - Dec 13
Rod Thomson - Dec 20
Doris Woodman-McMillan - Dec 24

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Rotary Anniversary!
Dave Loewen - 6 years 11 months; Dec 03 2013
Christine Pauls - 0 years 11 months; Dec 10 2019
Deanna McIntyre - 2 years 11 months; Dec 12 2017
George Ho - 3 years 11 months; Dec 13 2016
Mark Dana - 17 years 11 months; Dec 31 2002
Upcoming Rotary Events and News
District 5050 forming a working group to address DEI
The District is committed to assisting clubs to increase membership, better reflect their communities, and ensure there is understanding of  what is meant by Rotary's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Towards this end, the District is forming a DEI Working Group. If you are interested in working on these issues please contact Lindagene Coyle at
April 17, 2021
Training Assembly
May 14-16, 2021
District Conference 2021
Chilliwack, BC
Further details to come
Rotary Networking Plus - Doing Business with Rotarians -
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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