Rotary Club of Langley 

Langley's first Rotary Club, chartered 30 Dec. 1958

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Allan Richmond
 
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Chartered Dec. 30 1958

Langley

Club Phone: 604-635-4410

We meet Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Timms Community Centre, Room MP2
20399 Douglas Crescent
Langley, BC  V3A4B3
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Rotary Club of Langley, Box 315 - 20465 Douglas Cres., Langley, BC  V3A 4B6

 
Club News and Stories
We are pleased to announce the winners of our secondary schools graduation scholarships of $1000 each, pictured below with Past District Governor Wayne Wiebe.
 
Belah Lee
 
Bethany Hitchman
 
 
  Kayley Boutcher
 
 
 Jenna Richmond
 
 
Kayla Salisbury  
 
Arshpreet Sidhu
 

 
 
The club now meets in the new Timms Centre in downtown Langley. The Timms Centre parking entrance is off Douglas Crescent, west of 204 Street.  Doors open at 6:30 PM for coffee, with the program starting at 7:00.  No dinner is served.
 

 
The club is pleased to welcome Dominique Denis as our newest member!
 
 

 
We are pleased to announce that Anne Guite and Leon Jensen have joined the club.  Welcome!
    
 

 
 
Three of our members, and one very enthusiastic spouse recently made the trip to Tepehua to help work on the new Maternity Clinic!  Please check out the video in this story!
 
 
LANGLEY, BC - The Rotary Club of Langley (evening club) will be celebrating World Polio Day by hosting a World’s Greatest Meal event on Oct. 29, 2015.  The event will be a pot-luck dinner, with proceeds contributed to Rotary’s Polio Eradication program.  World Polio Day (Oct. 24) is held on the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Jonas Salk, inventor of the oral polio vaccine.
 
Since 1984, Rotary International has spearheaded the effort to eradicate polio, worldwide, forever.  Joined by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, UNICEF, and more recently, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the effort has slashed new polio cases from over 400,000 per year, to only 57 to date in 2015.   The wild polio virus remains endemic in only Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria.  But there have been no cases in Nigeria for over a year, and it is expected that all of Africa will soon be declared polio-free.
 
It is estimated that over $5 billion is still needed to complete the vaccinations that will forever erase polio from the world.   Admission to the World’s Greatest Meal is by donation of $20 or more.  Tax receipts WILL be issued.   Contact David Truman, Rotary District 5050 PolioPlus chair for reservations or further details.
 

 
 
The club is very pleased to announce that Trisha Evans has joined our club.  Welcome Trisha!
 

 
The club is very pleased to announced that Robert and Maria Hillmer have joined the club.   Welcome!
  
 

 
The club is very pleased to announce the students who have each been awarded a $1000 graduation scholarship:
  • Nicole Chevrier, Brookswood,
  • Claire Wu, Walnut Grove,
  • Holly French, Langley Fine Arts,
  • Holly Mahlerwein, Langley Education Centre,
  • Teddi Heard, Langley Fine Arts,
  • Michael Warnock, Langley Fundamental.
Congratuations!
 

 
The Rotary Club of Langley is pleased to announce that Langley musician and community volunteer Sandy Dunkley has joined as a new member.
 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Langley is pleased to announce that Langley realtor and City Council member Rudy Storteboom has been inducted into the club. 
 

 
 
The Board of the Rotary Club of Langley is pleased to announce the following grants:
  • $20,000 to Wounded Warriors Canada for their program for wounded servicemen & women
  • $10,000 to Rotary World Help to ship two used Firetrucks to Panglao Island, Philippines
  • Rotarians David Truman & Allan Richmond with Firetrucks

     
  • $5,000 to the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope towards their new family meeting room
  • $5,000 to Focus Foundation of BC for their youth programs
  • $1,500 to Langley Community Services for specialized child play equipment
  • $10,000 to the Belmont Public School PAC towards their playground reconstruction
 

 
Although the final numbers are not yet in, preliminary estimates of the Fall Gala and Auction show that it raised about $25,000!  Thanks to all our sponsors, donors and attendees.
 

 

It's less than a month to go before the club's Fall Gala and Auction.  A terrific number of quality and unique items will be up for auction including:

  • A week vacation in Las Vegas during March Break 2015
  • Over $5000 in jewelry
  • Two hand made park benches
  • Flights for two people with the Fraser Blues
  • Trevor Linden autographed photos and jerseys
  • A custom made cashmere suit

Full event details and tickets are available at: http://langleyrotaryauction.org

 

 
 

The club has awarded 6 x $1000 scholarships to graduating Langley secondary school students.  The winners are:

Eric Cho, Yi Wei Zhao and Boyuan Zheng from  R.E. Mountain Secondary (pictured below), and Nicole Godlar (Langley  Fundamental), Tori Nikkel (D.W. Poppy), and Brenna Waugh (Langley Fundamental). 

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The Music Access Society is doing well, in part due to a grant from our club.  Pictured below is one of the students with her "new" violin.

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The Board has approved:
  • A $3500 grant to the Langley Music Access Society
  • A $6000 grant to APEX Secondary School for school meals
  • A $4000 grant to Brookswood Seniors Centre for washroom upgrades
 

 
 

At the Langley interclub meeting Jan. 16, president Garth Hansen presented KPU President Allan Davis with a cheque for $25,000, which will fund a $1250 scholarship in perpetuity at KPU in the name of Marion Laurie, benefactor to our club.

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