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Posted by David Munro
The Rotary Club of Coquitlam is proud to be participating, via a new Tri-Cities Rotary Club partnership, in the Relay for Life event at Town Centre Park this Saturday, June 4th from 10 am to 10 pm. Please feel free to drop by the Tri-Cities Rotary Booth or donate to our team at http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFL_BC_even_?team_id=345080&pg=team&fr_id=21183
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.
Congratulations to Ron for receiving a Paul Harris Fellow Award from Roy at our meeting on January 27th. This is a recognition that is well deserved! To learn more about the Paul Harris Fellow Award, visit ( https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/history-paul-harris-fellow-recognition ).
The Rotary Club of Coquitlam is excited to announce that we have joined the Twitter world. If you want to keep up to date on our Club and the world of Rotary, follow us ( @CoquitlamRotary ). To find us on Twitter search for @CoquitlamRotary or ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) when you are logged into Twitter.
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.
Posted by David Munro
on Jun 12, 2015
Coquitlam, BC - On Friday, June 12th, the Rotary Club of Coquitlam held its annual Installment Dinner. The festivities served as a great opportunity to thank the 2014-15 President Jim Robinson and his board of directors for all of their contributions. It also served as the transition to the 2015-16 team, which will be led by incoming President Paul Droulis. We look forward to a successful 2015-16 year.
on Jun 11, 2015
Congratulations to Barb Hobson, Mark Fitzsimmons and David Munro on receiving their Paul Harris Fellow awards! It is truly an honour to receive the Paul Harris Fellow recognition ( https://www.rotary.org/
myrotary/en/ history-paul-harris-fellow- recognition ). Thank you to Barb, Mark and David for their contributions to Rotary, the Rotary Club of Coquitlam and their community.
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