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The Rotary Club of White Rock will again be meeting in person starting on Nov 2, 2021 at the Rotary Field House in the South Surrey Athletic Park at 12:00 noon. The meeting will also be available through a Zoom link. Contact us for more information. All attendees must show verification of full vaccination, masks are also required. 
Rotary Club members collected school supplies and sports equipment to be sent to Belize by Rotary World Help. The school supplies will be added to a container that will be filled with medical supplies.
 
The long awaited 6 day book sale was a great success. Thank you to all who came out. Happy reading!
Rotary Club of White Rock Short Essay Writing Contest for Grade 11 Students  
 
The Rotary Club of White Rock in partnership with Peace Arch News are pleased to announce the restart of their Short Essay Writing Contest for Grade 11 Students of the schools located in White Rock-South Surrey vicinity. 
The playground funding project for Peace Arch and White Rock Elementary Schools, which was started in 2019 during past president Mauricio Browne de Paula's year, is now complete. Co-Chair Jack Rae and the committee are pleased to announce that the Rotary Club of White Rock presented a cheque of $ 63,000 to the Surrey School District #36 on Thursday May 27, 2021. The cheque was presented to Surrey School District #36 Senior Officer Ms. Liane Ricou by Co-Chair Jack Rae.in the presence of current Club President David Grant. The hard working Rotary Club of White Rock Playground Committee raised over $126,000 for the two elementary schools.  The Peace Arch School's playground was completed in Nov 2020. Construction of the White Rock Elementary School's playground will start this June 2021.
Club members and volunteers attended the "Feed My City" program on Thursday May 20, 2021 to recognize the programs 1 year anniversary. Save On Foods donated cupcakes for all attending. After the distribution of the meals club members gathered at 3 Dog Brewery where Simone Brown de Paula and George Garrett were presented with their Paul Harris Society pins by club president David Grant.
Left to Right: George, Darryl, Joan, and Bert garden clean up at WR Hospice; Jack, Fred and Ron tree planting in Ocean Park; Winston and Family trekking in the mountains; Don the water wand wizard; Cabbage Head Fred; Joan's flowers; Irene's nature walk; Russ's trees in Glenross Forest NZ; Ian the Tree Whisperer. 
Peace is Possible - Building Leaders 4 Peace
April Klassen grew up in the Fraser Valley, but has found herself impassioned by the opportunities of a global world. The cultural exchanges she embraced as a youth led her to pursue a bachelor’s degree in International Studies at Simon Fraser University. Upon completing her degree, the next 10 years of her life were spent working and volunteering with NGO’s in the areas of global development, and peacemaking. She has worked in France, Turkey, Iraq, Burundi, Bangladesh and Cambodia amongst other countries. Receiving a Rotary Peace Fellowship, she hopes, will help equip her in her work to walk alongside women and youth in areas of conflict. 

 

 
Congratulation to the Rotary Club of White Rock Team (Raj, Winston, Darryl, Fred, Joan, Russ, Rheanna, Bert, Irene, Wayne), and everyone that supported the team with your generous donations. We reached our goal of $15,000. Hurray!  Money raised from CNOY 2021 will be applied strategically to SOURCES programs and services that are in most critical need: SOURCES Food Banks in White Rock/South Surrey and Langley, Housing and Advocacy Services (including Rent Bank), Volunteer Services and Counselling Services.
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Feb 9, 2021 - Corporate members from the Chinese Village Society presented a history and meaning of the New Year. Most club members enjoyed a meal of traditional food that was put together by Karen Huang and picked up at Sun Given Foods. Bo Long supplied the sweetest little oranges. Sophie Jin gave us an explanation of some of the symbols, which included a paper cutting contest led by Ying Lui. It was wonderful to see the young school children from Newbridge Academy perform some dances. It is amazing what can happen on a Zoom call. Thanks to all involved for a great event, and may the year of the ox bring only good fortune.
Rotary International has added a 7th Focus Area, "Environment". The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have both unanimously approved adding a new area of focus: supporting the environment. More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment related projects over the past five years. 
 
 
   Rotary Club of White Rock members were busy over the Holiday Season helping with the Salvation Army's Kettle Drive, putting together gift hampers for the White Rock Women's Centre, serving up a turkey dinner, donated by Save On Foods, at the Feed My City hut, the Club also donated $700 to the Extreme Weather Shelter for personal hygiene supplies.
Paul Harris Fellow award from our club to Dr. Bonnie Henry 
the attached photo of Dr. Bonnie Henry holding the PHF pin and certificate that were sent to her on behalf of the Rotary Club of White Rock in recognition of her leadership during this difficult health crisis.  Her office has responded that she is honoured to receive it. 
White Rock Rotary Club helps kids during pandemic!
Kids at Peace Arch Elementary School will soon have a state of the art playground thanks in part to the White Rock Rotary Club.
Past President Mauricio Browne de Paula and President Elect Gordy Sangha  presented the school’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC) with a cheque for $63,000 at a recent ceremony at the school. Pictured above are Raj Rajagopal and George Garrett who were also present.
 
With many hostels, missions and shelter food services unable to prepare and present meals, Rotary Club of White Rock in conjunction with the City of White Rock and Peace Portal Alliance Church started serving those with needs a lunch each weekday for upwards of 30 people. 
                       
We are currently meeting online via Zoom. Please contact us for the connection link if you are interested in attending one of the meetings. 
The "Rotary Breakfast for the Food Bank" has been "Canceled for this year". Due to the current situation concerning the out break of  COVID-19 it was best for the health of the attendees to cancel. If you bought tickets for the breakfast they will be refunded up until Aug 31, 2020. After that date the funds raised will be donated to the Sources Food Bank.  Thank you for your understanding.
Jack Klinkhammer receives a Paul Harris award. A big welcome to 2 new members who were inducted into the club, Monika Grant, and Keith Becker. Gordie Hogg spoke to us about his 42 years in public service. Club members were out tree planting at the Fun-Fun Park in Ocean Park.
 
Book Sale News
The Book Donation Bin is OPEN
 
Thank you for all the book donations we received at the book sale.  We are now ready to accept donations at the regular Book Donation Bin at the Rotary Field House. 
 
Regular Book Donation Drop-off at the Rotary Fieldhouse
 
Donations of books in good condition are welcome. We cannot accept magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias or damaged books. Thank you for your understanding.
 
Books can be donated 24/7 at the Blue Bin l on the north side of the Rotary Fieldhouse, located at 2197 148 St, Surrey, south of the Surrey Eagles Hockey Arena.  Large donations can be dropped off Thursday mornings 9-11.  We can help you unload directly into the book warehouse and not fill up the bin.  If you need help picking up a large donation of books, we can help.  Send your email request using the Contact Us button at the top of the page.
 
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