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He is a B.C. boy, born and raised in North Vancouver. He took a degree in Political Science at UBC before the legal profession drew his interest. Doug completed his law degree in Alberta, quickly deciding he didn't want to live there so now resides here in Langley with his wife, 2 stepdaughters and a son. At age 46, he decreases the average age of the Club while increasing the average height.
Welcome to the Club Doug! We're happy to have you!
This morning we handed over $1300 to BLT (Basic Life skills Training) program from the proceeds of our Dodgeball Tournament in April.
These guys (James on the left and Kerry on the right) run an amazing program working with at-risk youth and youth with mental health issues here in Langley.
Thank you for the great work you do and thank you for working with us to host a fun event benefitting your kids!
For more information on this program, visit: http://www.yrc.ca/services/basic-lifeskills-training-blt/
A website was developed with information on how to access the various services available for youth mental health. In addition, a wallet card was created since many of the youth having issues were not able to access the internet. Doctors and school councilors were contacted to educate them as to where to refer youth to.
The Langley School District has five councilors to help students with mental health issues, which occur as early as kindergarten. The councilors are overwhelmed and look to
outside agencies for assistance. It takes an average of six months for a your diagnosed with mild to moderate mental health issues to get looked at.
Posters have been created to place around the community to help educate the public and hopefully catch the eye of kids.
Homeless people are an issue in Langley City as in most other areas. A Homeless Task Force has been looking into the problem and has just merged with the Crime Prevention Task Force under the new heading of the Public Safety Task Force.
Upcoming projects include a clock to be erected a 204 Street and Fraser Highway in memory of Reg Easingwood, to be funded by Rotary.
The Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise hosted in partnership with the Township of Langley the 35th Anniversary Terry Fox Run on Sunday September 20. We had over 150 participants for run which started at the Walnut Grove Community Centre. Both volunteers and runners alike endured the rain and the wind. A total of over 10,900 dollars were raised. We appreciate everyone who participated to make this year a special success. There were 9000 different locations for the Terry Fox Run this year to raise money for Cancer research in Terry's name.
The reason is that before we can walk we must crawl. Before we can use Google and really use Google well we must learn to search with trial and error and we must learn the alphabet and language in a way that helps us understand and view the world of information around us in a special way. That is really what the value of dictionary is. If you can learn to spell well enough to find it in a dictionary and if you can learn that Too, Two and To are all in the dictionary but with different meanings you can take that knowledge and really use Google well. Try this for example: If you type “Too many twos to” you get a much different result than “two many to too” or “too many tutus”. The difference in the results from Google is a result of where your spelling lead Google to look. If you learn to spell and how to use a dictionary you become a much better user of the “modern” tools we have today.
So who gets the dictionaries? Grade four students get them because grade 4 is the year that the dictionary is in the curriculum.
If you stop and think about it if we have given away 1600 dictionaries each year to grade 4 students we have reached about 25% of the population of Langley! That is a lot of people who have been impacted by Rotary. A lot of people who have the rotary message.
- Increase membership to 24 members
- We want every members to contribute to the Rotary Foundation
- Support fundraising events such as Tip ’N’ Taste, Taste of Langley City, Cruise-In, Strawberry Sale and Rams Football Beer Sale
- Participate in Community Service projects and have FUN doing them
- Support Polio eradication