Around the world, every time a Rotary volunteer administers a polio vaccine, the child's pinkie is marked purple to identify which children have received the life saving vaccine and to encourage parents to have all children vaccinated. Many Rotary clubs and Districts hold Purple Pinkie fundraisers to support PolioPlus.
On September 12, 2015 we lost one of our best. Past District Governor Jack Frisk left us to rejoin his wife, Viola, after saying his farewells and celebrating with a glass of champagne with his family, following a lengthy period of health issues.
Jack served as Governor in 1992-1993. In Rotary's centennial year of 2005, he received Rotary International's Service Above Self Award. District 5050 similarly recognized Jack in 2012 with an award presented by Rotary International Past President Ray Klinginsmith. Jack participated in several wheelchair deliveries. CLICK HERE to read Jack's own words about a wheelchair delivery in Nepal.
Congratulations to Carol Tichelman who received Rotary's International Award for a Polio-Free World - one of only 10 recipients worldwide. Chilliwack Rotary also celebrated a Major Donor recognition for Kevin & Marissa Wood, as well as awards earlier this year for members and Past District Governors Dave Robinson (Certificate for Meritorious Service) and Larry Stinson (Service Above Self Award). Also pictured are Governor Bill Robson, Rotary International Director-Elect Dean Rohrs and Past District Governors Wayne Wiebe, Sean Hogan and Denis Boyd.
The Government of Canada will match donations from Canadians to PolioPlus on a 2:1 basis. With the Gates Foundation match available for both Canadians and Americans that means that your polio donation dollars go even further towards saving children. CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Rotary International President Ravi Ravindran invites you to attend any of five presidential conferences highlighting Rotary’s areas of focus, including one in California next January. The conferences are great opportunities to expand your Rotary knowledge and enhance your Rotary passion. Meet and enjoy wonderful fellowship with like minded Rotarians, discover projects and partnerships and return energized to do more good in the world. For more details, CLICK HERE.
More reasons to celebrate the fight to end polio: July 24 marked one year since the last case of polio in Nigeria and August 11 will mark one full year without any cases in the entire continent of Africa. After 35 years, Rotary and our partners are truly "This Close" to ending polio forever!
Past District Governors Dave Robinson and Larry Stinson receive awards from Rotary International
Congratulations to Larry Stinson (left) who received the Service Above Self Award and Dave Robinson (holding plaque) who received the Citation for Meritorious Service - two of Rotary's highest recognitions. Adding congratulations were PDG Larry Jubie, PDG Harv Jubie, Governor Lyle Ryan and PDG Denis Boyd.
The District is looking to add Club histories to the website in addition to those of White Rock and Anacortes. Email your Club's history and any pictures or attachments you may want to include to Sean Hogan (email@example.com)
Past Rotary International President, Wilf Wilkinson will be visiting local Rotary clubs in November: Langley Central on November 19 and Chilliwack on November 21. Rotarians are welcome to attend either meeting for a rare opportunity to hear one of Rotary's senior leaders. Wilf is from the Rotary club of Trenton, Ontario and served as Rotary President in 2007-8 ("Rotary Shares") and Trustee Chair of the Rotary Foundation in 2012-13.
An innovative business networking tool designed by Mount Baker Rotarian Greg Penner using Google Maps, this site allows Rotarians to advertise their own and other ethical businesses who support our clubs.
Prince Edward & Sophie, Governor Lyle & PJ
joined North Delta Rotary club members for the official opening of the Rotary library for the
First Nations community of Ditidaht.
The library included books donated by Rotarians at the 2014 District Conference in Whistler.
VOTE FOR ROTARY IN UNITED’S 10 MILLION CHARITY MILES GIVEAWAY
Help us earn miles by voting for Rotary in United’s 10 Million Charity Miles giveaway. United is giving at least 25,000 miles to each of its nonprofit partners participating in the promotion. The more votes we get, the more miles we’ll receive. The remaining portion of the 10 million miles will be distributed to participating charities based on the percentage of total votes received.
Vote daily between now and 31 December. And share your vote on Twitter and Facebook to encourage others to support Rotary, too. You can follow our progress on United’s webpage, where our ranking is listed along with a running tally of the votes we’ve received.
Rotary has been United's partner for many years through the Rotary Miles program, which provides free airfare for hundreds of children and adults in need of lifesaving surgery and other worthy causes.
Finishing in second place, Rotary received 2.5 million charity miles in last year’s promotion.