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Rotary in your Community
Posted by David Munro
Congratulations to Noella, Bruce and Fran on becoming members of the Rotary Club of Coquitlam. A special thanks to District Governor Bill Robson and Assistant District Governor Clive Evans for overseeing the ceremony.
The Rotary Club of Coquitlam is excited to have launched its Facebook page. If you are interested in learning more about our Club and Rotary International, please visit our Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/rotaryclubofcoquitlam?ref=hl ). It is a great way to keep up-to-date on our events and programs.
Three local Rotary Clubs (Coquitlam, Coquitlam Sunrise and Port Moody) have joined together to support ACCESS Youth Services ( http://accessyouth.org/ ).
Represented by their Presidents, each Club contributed $1,000 for a total donation of $3,000. The funds will support the organization's Outreach Worker program which serves local at-risk teenagers in the TriCities...through a mobile bus program. Coquitlam Sunrise President Preet Pall coordinated the gift and spoke on behalf of the three Clubs, "Rotary is very committed to supporting youth in our local communities. With this donation, we are recognizing that the work done by ACCESS Youth is well respected and a valued part of the service network for young people in the TriCities."
When Coquitlam Public Library’s Book Bus was destroyed in a fire in May 2014, residents of the Cottonwood and Northeast neighborhoods of Coquitlam were devastated by the loss and staged a campaign for the library to get a replacement vehicle. Now, after a fundraising drive supported by the local community and businesses, Library Link—the library’s new mobile branch—is bringing a revamped service to these neighborhoods, with plans for expansion in 2016. Library Link is continuing the much-needed service of bringing books, DVDs and other materials to people with transportation difficulties and other barriers to visiting the library.
With donations from Wesbild, Industrial Alliance, Rotary Club of Coquitlam, Friends of Coquitlam Public Library Society, as well as many individual community members, the library was able to purchase a replacement vehicle and named it Library Link. The new mobile branch has been completely refurbished with room inside for almost 2000 books and other items, and is equipped with a checkout computer, a sound system, wheelchair lift, WIFI and a large awning for outdoor story times and other activities. The collection includes children’s books, bestsellers, DVDs, ESL materials and more—all brand new. As well, the staff on board is able to issue library cards, help residents download library eBooks to their personal devices, recommend titles for them and their children, and help newcomers with information about the library and other community services.
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