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ROTARY CLUB OF
PORT COQUITLAM CENTENNIAL

Serving the Community and the World since 2005

Rotary is an international membership organization made up of people who share a passion and commitment to enhancing communities and improving lives across the globe.

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We meet Thursdays at 4:15 PM
at the 
Wilson Centre,
2150 Wilson Ave, Port Coquitlam BC
(In main entrance & turn right)
Mailing Address: 41124
2529 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC  V3C 5Z9 
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2nd POCO WINTER BLUES FESTIVAL
2nd Port Coquitlam Winter Blues Festival

 

Hosted by Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial and West Coast Cider Co
Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 9:30 PM
 
at Kwayhquitlum Middle School, 3280 Flint Street (at Prairie Avenue), Port Coquitlam.
 
 
The Blues Fest is a fundraiser to support the Starfish Pack Program in Port Coquitlam providing backpacks of food to children from needy families every Friday during the school year to tide them over the weekend.
The event is a full evening & night of incredible music and fun for everyone in the community. 

Main Stage

Headliner Act –
Ladies Sing The Blues
Backed up by the Rob Montgomery Band
  • Rob Montgomery & Friends
    Long time Vancouver Blues Man and entertainer Rob Montgomery and featuring Juno Award Winner Murray Porter, and Grammy Award Winner Ken Emerson direct from San Francisco.
  • Local Steve “Mud Dog” Sainas
  • The Big City Soul Band
  • Peter Tams’ Tribute to Elton J.

Second Stage

  • 4 local high school amateur blues and rock bands who will vie for the Battle of the Bands

Winner to receive Poco Winter Blues Fest Award and opportunity to warm up for Ladies Sing The Blues.

Ticket information:

Early bird bundle on sale until January 20th, 2018
buy 2 regular tickets
for $70;
buy 2 senior/student tickets
for $45.
After Jan 20th, 2018
single ticket pricing
adult - $45/ticket;
senior/student
$30/ticket
Family ticket
$100
(2 adults, 2 kids under 16)
Kids under 10 free
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STARFISH PACK PROGRAM

Feeding Hungry Children in our Schools is our Priority

  • When we allow food banks to become an accepted form of assistance, we contribute to the problem.
  • When we allow lunch programs in schools to feed the needy become an accepted practice, we contribute to the problem.

Feeding children on school days alone does not solve the real problem. We need to solve the problems at home. 

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Starfish Pack Program

The Starfish Pack Backpack Program was created in response to teachers hearing the cry of their students. Teachers are heartbroken to hear their students were coming to class Monday morning hungry, reporting that they had not eaten over the weekend. 
Sadly, hundreds of  elementary school children have been identified by the School District 43 alone as being in need of food over the weekend. We started the program with 13 children in 1 elementary school in January 2017. By June 2017, the need has grown into 23 children in 2 elementary school. Many other schools in Port Coquitlam are in the waiting list with similar needs.

We are committed to this program as our Priority.

SPONSOR A CHILD

1 WEEK FOR $12 1 MONTH FOR $50 1 YEAR FOR $525
Send your donation to:
Treasurer Ron Goyette
Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial
Box: 41124
2529 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC  V3C 5Z9
With the support from people like you in the community we have been able to fund this program effectively.
We need your continued support to sustain this program.

THE NEED IS STILL THERE!
 
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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ELECTS
NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FOR ROTARY YEAR 2018-19

Congratulations to all those who volunteered to lead the club in 2018-19 and beyond.
All positions were filled unopposed,
with no reason to go on to secret ballots.
 

Board of Directors 2018-19 

PresidentMarkus Fahrner
President ElectKarly Simms
Vice-PresidentGreg Archibald
Past PresidentC. V. Mohanan
SecretaryGaye Simms
TreasurerRon Goyette
Director-at-LargeRenee Little
 

Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, people standing and indoorAt the meeting held on Thursday, June 15th, 2017 our dear member Dave Binder was President Elect Mohan presented him the Honorary Member badge.

Dave Binder has distinguished himself by meritorious service in the furtherance of Rotary ideals and for his support of Rotary's cause in more than one club.

Being the senior most member of our Club... he also receives a congratulatory hug from our incoming Vice President Karly Simms.

 

$1.2 billion pledge to end polio

 

In defense of children 

At the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, global leaders and key donors affirmed their commitment to ending polio. The historic pledges of new funds will go toward drastically shrinking the $1.5 billion gap in the funding that is needed to reduce cases to zero.
 
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Actor and philanthropist Ashton Kutcher and Rotary addressed a major human rights issue at the convention: human trafficking and modern-day slavery. U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee discussed the legislative framework that allows traffickers to thrive in plain sight.
 

Conference celebrates all of Rotary's contributions to peace 

June 9, 2017 | Atlanta
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The Presidential Peace Conference kicked off today with Dr. Bernice A. King, chief executive officer of The Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, addressing Rotarians on the role they play in contributing to peace and international understanding. The two-day conference celebrates all that Rotary does to promote peace.

Port Coquitlam Seniors' Breakfast

Our annual event

 
The Senior Citizens of Port Coquitlam were invited to a Saturday Night Breakfast.
Picture the shows our guests enjoying entertainment over a cup of coffee.
Our guests were so engrossed in the entertainment provided that time flew by
and they did not even realize that the caterers were running late.
Thanks to Ron, Heather, Angela, Mohan, Gaye, Karly and the Wilson Centre staff for a job well done.
Special thanks to Jim Andersen for his photographic expertise (Pictures yet to be published on Whats On!)
 
District Announcements

Rotary Passport Club Kickoff Meeting

September 9, 2017
The District Leadership and prospective members of the District 5050 Rotary Passport Club kicked off today at a meeting held at Sean and Carol Hogan's residence in Surrey.
From the participation of the prospective members, it is evident that this initiative is set for success.
Rotary Members from Everett - Port Moody attended the meeting to explore how Rotarians can help in contribution to this new initiative.
Sean's short presentation about Rotary was all one could say about Rotary in the short time at hand.
Well done Sean!

Facilitator Training for Rotary and Life

 
 
 
 
 
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Speakers
Jessica Yue
Jan 25, 2018
Ribbon Dance
 
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