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Peace Arch Hospital is closer to having new medical equipment after the Rotary Club of White Rock donated more than $30,000.

The club presented the cheque to the Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation last month, in the amount of $32,100, which was raised through the group's popular book sale.

The funds will go towards purchasing three vital-signs monitors for elder acute care and a bladder scanner for the mental health and substance abuse zone.

Since launching the book sale in 1987, the Rotary Club of White Rock has raised $322,000 for the hospital.


The YMCA is offering to assist isolated and vulnerable adults, or those living with or at risk for chronic conditions. The Community Health team with the YMCA of Greater Vancouver are offering a program called the Choose to Move program. This program is a free choice-based physical activity support program informed by the best practice. It will enhance and identify physical activity opportunities for adults 65+ who are currently inactive and living with chronic conditions. 
This program is completely FREE for those who qualify.
Tong Louie Family YMCA (Surrey)
T. 604.320.5813

The Rotary Club of White Rock has established four scholarships in 2016 for residents of White Rock and South Surrey. To be eligible, candidates must live south of 56 Avenue or be in full time attendance at one of the following: Earl Marriott, Elgin Park, Semiahmoo, South Surrey/White Rock Learning Centre, White Rock Christian Academy, Panorama Ridge, or Southridge School. Candidates must be continuing their studies at a post-secondary educational institution (academic or vocational). A link to the Scholarship application can be found on the Rotary Club of White Rocks website under links.
Members of the Rotary Club of White Rock were pleased to volunteer to help ring the bells for the Salvation Army Kettle Drive.  Showing their Christmas spirit in these pictures are:  The Foster Family, Judy, Brad and Matt and the second picture is Phred Wickens decked out in his red.
Members of the White Rock Rotary Club spread some cheer on Thursday, December 17th. singing Christmas Carols with the residents of Morgan Place.  We were so happy to have young Kaden join us.  He gave his special rendition of many of the carols he knew.
Members of the Rotary Club of White Rock gathered on the White Rock Pier on Tuesday, June 2, to celebrate the 60th Birthday of the club.  Picnic lunch followed.
Our club worked along side the other clubs from White Rock/South Surrey to clean up the local beaches recognizing Rotary @ Work Day April 25, 2015.  Our club members joined members of the Penninsula Club at Crescent Beach.

Members of the Richmond Sunrise Rotary Club visited our club today.  So great to see great friends and amazing Rotarians.  Featured in the picture with President Joan are PP Georgina Patko, PP Marg Dixon, PP Mary Lou Miles, PDG,PP Gordon Dalgish, PE Christine Brodi and PAG,PP Garth Edwards.
Thank you for supporting the 33rd Annual Charity Book that was held at Semiahmoo Mall March 1 - 8 this year. 
The sale of recycled books has been our club's major fundraiser with proceeds going towards many worthy Rotary projects.
Thank you for supporting us this year.

The Rotary Club of White Rock is looking to sponsor young leaders age 18-30, to this year's RYLA April 23-26, 2015.
Check out this link for details on an amazing weekend leadership opportunity and contact us if you know a candidate that would be interested.
Jordynn Denness is a Grade 12 Student at Earl Marriott High School. She is the award recipient in the category ‘Overcoming Adversity’ – the award sponsored by our club.
Jordynn was a star athlete. A basketball player, soccer and many other activities. She always loved to lead and educate – a young woman who truly wants to make a difference.
Just before high school started, Jordynn was in a serious accident resulting in life altering injuries. She broke her back, tore the muscles in her back and neck and sustained a serious brain injury.
She is here to tell us how this has changed her life –coaching more than playing, organizing school  events, volunteering in the community,  co-authoring a special Workbook, and how it won’t stop her from realizing her dreams.
In her application, she mentioned “It takes me a long time to get there, but I’ll get there”

Manvir (Monie) Singh Tutt  is a Grade 11 Student at St George’s School. He is the award recipient in the category ‘International Service’.  If his name sounds familiar, it’s because he is a cousin to our Rotarians, Reena Tutt and Sonny Parhar of Sabatino’s Restaurant.
Monie is young man with vision, drive and perseverance. Giving back to his community is a family value instilled by his parents and siblings.
When Monie was young, his father passed away leaving an enduring legacy in his homeland: a school for the poor, disadvantaged children of the Punjab region of India.
This year, Monie has picked up where his father has left off. Fundraising to keep the school open, working with the students and developing viable lesson plans.
 Monie is an academically gifted student with an ebullient personality. He embraces life on all levels, especially at the 6’5 level.
Through his own experiences, he realizes how fortunate he is. In turn, it has strengthened his desire to pay it forward.

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Rotary shop on new platform
As of 1 May, the Rotary shop will be available on a new platform. We may experience some downtime during the transition and apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact us at or at 847-866-4600.