Rotary Club of Gibsons

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Welcome to Rotary Club of Gibsons, BC, Canada!


Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Sunshine Coast Golf & Country Club
3206 Sunshine Coast Hwy
Roberts Creek, BC  V0N 2W0
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New Executive and Club Recognition

Sam Simpson and David Longman were recognized, in a special ceremony, as Paul Harris Fellows.  This is in recognition of their work on behalf of Rotary.
This was also the night that the new Gibsons Rotary Executive, and Directors were sworn in.  For 2015/16, the roster is as follows:  President, Lynnette Robinson; Treasurer, Linda Ryan; Secretary, Joan Barrington; Sargeant-at-Arms, Dean Walford; Past President, Linda Rodney; President Elect, Fran Miller; Senior Advisor, Terry McBride; and, Directors-at-Large, Jaye Thomas, Bill Longman, David Longman, Marilyn Magas, and Greig Soohen.



Rotary members were entertained by the very large and intricate model railroad set up in their Club house.  It’s not surprising that it has taken approximately 20 years of work, to get the display to this stage.  And, the minute detailing is very impressive, with tiny surprises – and chuckles – mixed in.  There is the fisherman being closely and quietly watched .... by a brown; and then there was that abandoned old car, in the woods.  Sinister?  Or just a derelict vehicle?  You decide!


2015 RCMP Youth Academy

Officer Ben Stewart of the RCMP, along with Jordan Haimes and Edmarson (Ed) Cabbigat, gave a very interesting presentation on what it was like attending the RCMP Youth Academy in Chilliwack, BC.  The young people who attend the Academy, enter as rough “recruits”, but after a strenuous 2-week program, they emerge as disciplined, confident young adults.   And it wasn’t just about learning how to march.  They were given an insight into what it takes to be an RCMP officer, with classes in Applied Police Services, the specialized policing units, and even an up-close-and-personal session with the K-9 Unit.  Both young men were glad to have had the opportunity to find out what it is really like to begin a career in policing

The Rotary Club of Gibsons presented its 20th annual Chinese New Year celebration, year of Water Dragon on Jan. 26 at Bayview Restaurant with wonderful Chinese food. 

Money has also been raised to support the Burns Lake Babine Sawmill fire victims. 

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On December 16 President Linday Rodeny inducted our newest members Geoff Ellingham ad Carmen Dixon to our Club. Past Presdient Blane Hagedorn presented both with the Rotary pins and Past President Don Stuart presented both the membership certificates. Director Dean Walford nominated Geoff Ellingham in joining Rotary.

Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast Rotarian Terry Umbach spoke on his passion and a success story in providing drinking water for a small village in Kenya. More than $100,000 has been raised and the water well was dedicated on Sept. 5, 2010. There are 26 Rotary Clubs worldwide in supporting this project plus Sunshine Coast residents. The St. Hilda Anglican Church also contributed $5000 for the GReen House project.
Cheryl and Darold Swanson of Gibsons are Presented a cheque for $3,000 by Geoff Ellingham, Rotarian and Linda Rodney, President of the Rotary Club of Gibsons. An additional prizes will be awarded throughout the year - watch for the winner's listing weekly in Coast Reporter. The Swansons in return donated back $300 to Rotary in supporting community projects.
In the last three years we have searched,plan and implemented a heart touching project to provide drinkable water to the needed people in Peru with Canadian innovatin/technology. Thanks to Rotarian Daniel Tardif and Director Manjit King in leading and complete the project.
Assistant District Governor Wayne Roy sworn in our new Pesident Linda Rodney. President Linda has promised us to be a year full of fun and continue our good track record in services and focus will be on a major community project. President Linda has planned to start her retirement by serving as the Rotary President. Thanks Linda that it is a wise choice that we all would only live once and better taking on this high calling than just playing golf or simply counting beans. Thanks Linda and we will give you all the support and fulfill your dream be a wonderful year of your life.
A beautiful day, sunny and warm had made the July 1 celebration very special with Rotarians cooking the best burger in Canada with special Chefs Bill Longman and John Kavanagh. Rotarian Carol had served as the July 1 Celebration Co-ordinator. She spent endless time in making all events ran smoothly. Now we have an established core prgorams and can built on its success. Carol, don't run away yet your expertise will be greatly needed next year.
Dec. 3 Thursday at Rotary regular meeting, Mike Kang presented an overview of the work Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is doing in Malawi to help improve access to clean water and sanitation. Mike is the son of our Rotarian Manjit Kang - Director of International Service
Les Falk gave an update of the eClub One Rotary Club. This club has 44 members which meet online. And offers a great way for a travelling Rotarian an opportunity for a make-up. They charge $10.00 per meeting and actually are based out of Colorado but have members from all over the world. See for their activities.

Rotary Club of Gibsons President Sam Simpson presented checks $2000 to Caroline Dixon for Roberts Creek Reading Room Expansion, $2000 to Carol Duff for Kidsport in supporting kids playing sport and $500 to Laura Ewert for Girls Softball. Rotary TV Nov 21 5 - 11 PM Coast TV Channel 11.
Eric Small was our founding President - Rotary Club of Gibsons. In here he shares the history. Rotary Club of Gibsosn is the first of the four Rotary Clubs on the Sunshine Coast. The juniors are Rotary Club of Sechelt (Teusday evening meeting, Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast also in Sechelt (Thursday lunch meeting)and Rotary Club of Pender Harbour.

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