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Sep 29, 2020 12:00 PM
Fraser Valley Rotaracts
Oct 06, 2020 12:00 PM
Rotary Youth Exchange
Oct 20, 2020 12:00 AM
New cultural plan for the City of Abbotsford
Nov 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Official visit
Nov 10, 2020 12:00 PM
Remembrance Day
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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!
District Site
Venue Map
Blueberry Blitz 2020
1) You will begin to see social media posts about the Blitz showing up from the club. PLEASE FORWARD LIBERALLY AND REPEATEDLY to your friends, family, co-workers, neighbours.  There will be a steady of new material coming out over the coming weeks.  FORWARD THOSE, TOO.
2) Vouchers can be purchased NOW and used on any one of the FOUR pick up dates.  PLEASE NOTE DUE TO COVID THERE CAN BE NO PICK UP AT BERRYHILL OTHER THAN THE SCHEDULED DATES.  If you wish to order vouchers, please send an email to Bruce Beck at  Vouchers are for BLUEBERRY sales ONLY.  Raspberries and strawberries will be available on a LIMITED BASIS on the pick up dates only. Cheques should be payable to the ROTARY CLUB OF ABBOTSFORD.
3) If friends or family want to purchase online, they can do so at   Please tell your contacts that there is a 10% surcharge to use the online service and that we want them to select the ABBOTSFORD ROTARY CLUB as the recipient of their sales (which they have to do before they can print their pick up voucher).   There are no service fees for purchasing the $25 advance sale voucher from a club member.
4) Thanks to Barry & Pat for already volunteering to deliver vouchers to club members who in turn can pass them on to their contacts.   We could use two or three more volunteers.  Please send an email to Bruce Beck if you’d be willing to help out.
5) This year, we will be having four scheduled pick up dates for the public.  The first two will happen Sat Oct 3 & Sat 31, from 10 am-4 pm.  We will need several club volunteers to work either a single 3 hr shift or a double 6 hr shift.  EVERY CLUB MEMBER WHO VOLUNTEERS FOR A MINIMUM 3 HOUR SHIFT IN OCTOBER WILL HAVE THEIR NAME ENTERED INTO A DRAW TO RECEIVE ONE FREE 10LB BOX OF BLUEBERRIES.  Send an email to Bruce if you are willing to volunteer on one of the Oct dates.   Better to volunteer than be volun-told.
The needs in our community have never been greater than they are during this pandemic.  100% of all the profits our club receives from Berry Blitz will go towards supporting local groups and individuals in Abbotsford.   Please take a moment to let us know how you can help us make a difference in our hometown.
Weekly Club Meeting
This week Adam Hill and Alex Carmichael from Fraser Valley Rotaracts will be our guest speakers. 
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: September 29, 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.
September 15 - Kate Stebbings from Trans Mountain - 
September 8 - President Milt and Past President Bruce lead us through the beginning of a strategic planning session -
September 1 - Allison Korte and team from the Alzheimer's Society spoke about their programs - Not yet available
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


September Sunshine Report


Happy Birthday!


Les Squire - September 13
Ron Kelly - September 17
Sukh Gill - September 19
Tim Phillips - September 19

Happy Anniversary!

Hugh & Sandra Ellis - 39 years / September 5
Blaine & Penny Bailey - 32 years / September 17
Happy Rotary Anniversary!
None to celebrate
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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