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Dec 08, 2020
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)
Rotary Citation
Past President Bruce recently received the following message:
I would like to congratulate you and members of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford on achieving the Gold Distinction of the Rotary Citation.
I also want to thank you for achieving this honour as through the actions of your club over the past Rotary year, your members have improved the lives of people in your community and across the globe.
Your club should be receiving the Rotary Citation Certificate directly from Rotary International later this month.
I would like to encourage you and your club members to attend the virtual District 5050 Club Rotarian Awards Ceremony at 7 pm on Saturday, September 19.  Register at
Again, congratulations and thank you,
Brad Whittaker
District Governor  2019-2020
Our club is one of only 10 clubs in District 5050 to achieve GOLD DISTINCTION for the Rotary Citation for Clubs in the 2019-2020 Rotary year.
Everyone that volunteered in some way with the club, whether at Blueberry Blitz, Halloween Bash, working the front desk at a club meeting, or taking part in the trip to Guatemala contributed to this honour. Thank you all for your service to the club and the community!
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 -
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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