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Rotary Club of Abbotsford Installs New Board of Directors for 2019-2020.
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Urgent: President's Message
Although the calendar still says “September” we are, in fact, only one weekly meeting away from our 2nd Annual Halloween Bash.
 
A team of fellow club members, including George Ho, John Friesen, Dan Denis, Milt Walker, Kim Hissink, Deanna McIntyre, Dave Loewen, have been working very hard for months to get our club ready for our single biggest fund raiser.
 
They, along with others in the club, have done an amazing job of securing sponsors and planning for an amazing evening of fun.
 
Those sponsors are expecting YOU & I to fill the house in order to maximize the impact of their valuable sponsorship dollars.
 
Hungry kids who depend on Starfish Packs are counting on YOU & I to raise the funds to ensure they have something to eat every weekend throughout the school year.
 
Single mothers in Guatemala are waiting for YOU & I to buy sewing machines so that they can learn a job skill and provide income for their kids.
 
Children and youth in Guatemala who need a wheelchair because of permanent damage to their spines due to car accidents and being caught in gang crossfire are waiting on YOU & I.
 
What will these people do if we don’t deliver? What will our sponsors say the next time they ask us to support us if we don’t deliver?
 
It’s time for YOU & I to step up.
 
We are calling on EVERY SINGLE MEMBER to commit to sell 4 tickets and to do so BEFORE Thanksgiving (if you’ve already provided a sponsorship that comes with tickets, your work is already done).
 
The easiest way is simply to plan to come yourself with a spouse or significant other and two friends.
 
But even if you can’t attend, we NEED you to sell 4 tickets to family, friends, co-workers.
 
Tell people that this is Rotary’s only opportunity THIS year to raise funds to support Starfish Packs and international work with single Moms and kids.
 
Being a member of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford is about more than socializing and being inspired by weekly speakers.
 
Our goal has always been to be THE service club in this place we call home.
 
None of us can do that alone.  Every single one of us has to contribute.
 
As Club President, on behalf of your entire board and your Fund Raising Committee, I am asking EVERY SINGLE CLUB MEMBER TO email Fund Raising Chair George Ho ( ghkl51@gmail.com ) to confirm that we can count on you to sell a minimum of 4 tickets to our biggest annual fundraiser BEFORE Thanksgiving.
 
Your fellow club members have done the work.
 
Local Businesses have stepped up with their hard earned cash.
 
The rest, and the kids our efforts will support, depend on YOU & I.
 
Please email George Ho ASAP to let us all know we can count on you.
 
Bruce Beck, President
Abbotsford Rotary Club
 
 
Halloween Bash - Tickets now on sale!
Reminder: Don Funk Award Dinner
When: Thursday Oct 3  5:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: Quality Inn 36035 N Parallel Rd
Cost:  $60/person
 
The annual award shared by all three Abbotsford Rotary clubs gives us a chance to recognize lifetime leadership and contributions from one of our own.  Come hear about the recent Rotaract Mission to Guatamala.  Hear about the Funk Rotary story from our own Ken Funk.  Celebrate an inspirational member of our club getting the recognition that they deserve while enjoying a Vedder Mountain Buffet and a no host bar.
Sunshine Report

 

December Sunshine Report

 

Happy Birthday!

 Dec 4 - Ken Funk
Dec 13 - Hugh Ellis
Dec 20 - Rod Thomson
Dec 24 - Doris Woodman-McMillan 

 

Happy Anniversary!

 
None to celebrate this month
 
Happy Rotary Anniversary!
 
Dec 1 - Cors Delint - 41 years
Dec 3 - Dave Loewen - 6 years
Dec 12 - Mina Fahim - 2 years
Dec 12 - Deanna McIntyre - 2 years
Dec 13 - George Ho - 3 years
Dec 30 - Leslie McConnell - 11 years
Dec 31 - Mark Dana - 17 years
Will you be on the bus?
On March 5th, our board voted unanimously in favour of partnering with our other Abbotsford Rotary clubs, the Chilliwack club, and potentially, several other clubs in a wheelchair project to Guatemala for 2019 and 2020. The proposed project is intended to resource a local manufacturer in Antigua, Guatemala to not only manufacture chairs, but also provide ongoing maintenance for chairs already distributed. The project’s ultimate goal is to build sustainability into the manufacturing of wheelchairs for a local Guatemala company. An integral part of this two-year project will be active participation by members of our club in 2020, as a way of marking our club’s 70th anniversary.
 
Start planning your vacation time now for early 2020. More details to come.
District Conference 2020
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Join Us on Facebook and Twitter!
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: www.facebook.com/rotary5050/

 

The link for our Club's Facebook is: http://www.facebook.com/RotaryClub.Abbotsford 

 

The link for our Club's Twitter is: https://twitter.com/AbbyRotaryClub  

 

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. 

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