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Don Funk Awards - October 3
Oct 08, 2019
Tourism in Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley
Oct 15, 2019
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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
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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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Pacific Northwest PETS Seeks Training Leader Applicants


Are you a highly-experienced group presenter?  Have you served as an effective Rotary club president?  Would you like to be part of a dynamic event to train future Rotary leaders?  If so, this is your opportunity!


Pacific Northwest PETS, the largest multi-district PETS in the Rotary world, is seeking experienced, qualified Rotarians to serve as session Training Leaders for PETS 2020.  The seminar will be held in Seattle from February 20-23, 2020.


This motivating and challenging position involves working with other Training Leaders and Rotary leaders from throughout the PETS nine-district region to prepare and present facilitated training to over 500 presidents elect.  Availability for advance participation in the preparation process and attendance at PETS is required. 


If you would like to learn more, the attached information includes details about the position responsibilities and requirements.  If you would like to be considered for this role, please contact DGN Carol Tichelman at for more information or an application form. 


Applications must be received by May 25, 2019. 


Rotary At Work Day - April 27
Saturday April 27 was Rotary At Work Day across Canada. The Abbotsford-Sumas Club organized an event for Rotarians across Abbotsford at Abbotsford Ravine Park Hatchery.
Thank you to everyone that came out to help!
My Rotary Story - Stacey Irwin
Then & now...
Almost eighteen years ago, I joined the Rotary Club of Abbotsford. Wow, that’s almost ½ of my professional life. I was introduced to Rotary by some incredible people and wonderful experiences (e.g. Group Study Exchange).  Even when I was a little, I knew I wanted to help people and make a difference. My parents encouraged volunteerism, kindness, and the ability to give what you can when you can to others who need a little help along the way. As I got older, Rotary was truly that calling knowing that a group of people could come together to make an even greater difference than I could alone (although an individual contribution should never be diminished). All those Rotarians working toward a common goal giving of their time, talent and treasure to make things happen to improve the lives of others.  This club has a 69 year history of doing just that with outstanding contributions to our local community and internationally.
Having been fortunate to experience Rotary at a club, district and international level, reminds me of what I love above Rotary. To see Rotary at these varying scales is astounding and far reaching. We are part of something even bigger, something more powerful and impactful when it comes to fellowship, peace, understanding, and service all with the intent to better the world we all live in – no strings attached.
It’s been my pleasure and honour to be involved in Rotary these many years and as this Club’s President for 2017-2018. Getting to work with a diverse and supportive group of dedicated Rotarians who work together for the betterment of Rotary is truly awesome.
Stacey Irwin
Rotarian 2001 - 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


September Sunshine Report


Happy Birthday!

Sept 13 - Les Squire
Sept 17 - Ron Kelly
Sept 19 - Tim Phillips


Happy Anniversary!

Sept 5 - Sandra & Hugh Ellis
Sept 17 - Penny & Blaine Bailey
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.
New Rotary Global Rewards App
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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 Facebook is: 


The link for 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.