Executives and Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Director of Administration
Chair - Foundation Committee
Director - Public Relations
Director - Service Projects
Director - Youth Services
Director Fund Raising
Executive Secretary/Director
January 2023
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Club Information
We meet In Person
Fridays at 12:00 PM
Legion Hall at Madeira Park
12829 Lilies Lake Rd
Madeira Park, BC V0N 2H0
See Our Clubs Impact
Please support Rotary Pender Harbour, and your community by purchasing our 50/50 tickets, a great chance to win cash and help your community at the same time
Since this is a monthly draw, your chances of winning are greatly improved by purchasing multiple tickets & tickets for each monthly draw.
Best of Luck and thank you for supporting your community
Your PH Rotary Family

Home Page Stories
A cup of cheer was raised to the flags.
Christmas Carols where sung with glee.
The legion provided a turkey luncheon to the merriment of all. Merry Christmas one & all.
Elaine Lane of Garden Bay.our November draw. She won 50 percent of $2545.
Thank you Elaine and to everyone for playing.
The Pender Harbour is still in urgent need of assistance. The December 50/50 proceeds will benefit the PH Food Bank again.
Google Pender Harbour Rotary Club to buy your tickets now, or go to:
When you play our community wins.
Held Saturday November 26, 2022 at the Royal Canadian Legion in Maderia Park.
Our clubs first post Covid indoor event was a outstanding success! Pent up demand for a fun evening of merriment and fine scotches, led to a sell out crowd.
 Six tastings where served and critiqued by Chris Funnell “The Wine & Whisky Guy”. Accompanied by a hearty selection of delicious platings. Guests supplemented their Christmas shopping with silent auction items.
All proceeds in support of Pender Harbour Community Projects
It is always our happiness sharing with you about our days, present situation and what we do in our neighborhood. Nobody tells us to do social work but we do it because we feel good doing something from our heart. We know about the Rotary Clubs as in our area there is a Rotary Club office beside the main road. They take projects for poor people and very poor children. Last year the club provided wheel-chair to the disabled people and arranged an eye-camp for the people suffering from vision difficulty. We know a doctor named Sawkat Laskar a Rotarian and bears a high-quality attitude & behavior. He helps poor patients and sometimes does not take any fees from the extremely poor people. 

Experiencing the covid challenges, we are in another trouble of price hike. Price of goods and commodities is so high that we can’t afford it and are challenged again with our livelihoods. Taking experience from the past food crisis, mothers of our school started little savings in groups and personally in piggy banks which have come to us as beneficial to our life. We sometimes discuss the war and conflict between Russia & Ukraine and wish this will end soon. We think it’s an international political issue, again a commercial fight between Russia and America. Maybe both! Some of our neighbors again took loans from local cooperatives with a high interest rate to keep them alive. Mothers of our school are not much afraid as we are planning well and rationing costs that don’t have to fall in the loan trap.  

You will be happy to know that in September we celebrated National Girls’ Child’ Day in our community. We arranged a common discussion session in our community where over 60 women and a few men attended. We planned for the event earlier and developed a panel of speaker to lift up the whole issue topic by topic including

= Why it is important to create an equal opportunity for girls.
= What is the benefit?
= Where is the barrier?
= What the mothers have done so far for the girls.
= Who can support and how?

Our government, community leaders and religious leaders talk nicely in favor of girls but hardly take good initiative. There are many parents who love their daughter a lot but provide the best support, food and opportunities for their sons. In the event mothers described their childhood, how they were deprived. Our friend Pakhi Akther Nupur said, “I can see the present situation of girls is almost the same as it was before considering the basic thinking of the parents. Still, boys get the best food served by their mothers, get pocket money, good dress and education. Poor or rich both bear an equal attitude and thinking which has come from generations. It’s a sickness of thinking”. But as the mothers of Amarok School, we have changed our thinking into action. Now is the time to change others so that they become sensitive to the girls. We are motivated and confident that we could change others and our girls will get a favorable environment in their family and society.

All mothers of our school have completed the booster dose vaccine and covid infection is almost zero now in our place.

Thank you very much for establishing the Mother School in our community and developing us as mother-teachers.

Yours lovingly,

Pakhi Akther Nupur, Mukta Begum, Rahima and Salma
(Mothers of the school)


For the past 5 years, donations to the

“❤️Spreading Kindness Fundraiser❤️”were able to assist local youth and families in need throughout the year by supporting the "Pender Harbour Community School Youth and Families Support Program.” Funds are used to purchase essential supplies, grocery cards and to address the specific needs of youth and families locally in need all year long.

Additionally, funds are used to help those locally in need at Christmas, providing gift cards, food, toys and clothing, distributed at the PH Food Bank Christmas Hamper Day by myself and Bill with help from the local Lions Clubs.

The need is great this year especially with the incredible increase in the cost of food.

I have partnered with the PH Rotary to enable anyone to donate on line in a

quick and secure manner. Donors will receive an email confirming their donation was received.

There are 3 ways to donate as follows….

DONATE online


Or etransfer to


Or mail cheque payable to PH Rotary, (Spreading Kindness in memo) Box 40, Garden Bay, BC, V0N 1S0

If more info is required please contact lyncharlton7@gmail.com

All donors can be proud of what they have and will accomplish for the greater good of our community.

It’s caring people like you who make Pender Harbour a great place to call home. Let our “Caring Community Spirit” shine 💫through again this year!

❤️With sincere thanks and appreciation❤️

Lyn Charlton

Garden Bay

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Pender Harbour Rotary President Jane Blaiklock presents a cheque for $886. to Yoka Wright of the PH Food Bank.
The donation funds where raised thru the online 50/50 draw. 
When you play, we all win!
Octobers draw to be if it the PH High School lunch program. Purchase your tickets at,
Or Google, Pender Harbour Rotary Club.

We wanted to thank you for your donation, we are truly  grateful for the community support for the animals in our care.  We would not be able to continue our great work in saving so many lives if it wasn’t for groups like your selfs. 

We have drilled the well!!! We did have to wait some time for the drilling company to be able to fit us in to there schedule, however the drilling is all complete. The total cost of drilling worked out to $15710. Including your donation we raised $8600. 

It really does take a village and the board members can’t thank you enough for taking part in our cause. We are currently building our pump house for the plumbing and electrical parts of the well. Which we have spent so far $2980. to date.

The animals needed homes this year have increased with factors like the BC flooding, fires and we are still seeing an impact from Covid, not having to worry about the water needs of all these beautiful creatures is truly priceless.

Once again Kitchensink farm wants to THANK YOU for your support. 

Saturday October 15th, 4-6:30 pm.
Rockwood Art Space 
5611 Shorncliff Ave, Sechelt.
SC Rotary Club Fundraiser 
All artwork created by local artists,
& offered below market value.
Morley Baker, Josefa Fritz Barham, Todd Clark, Greta Guzak, Pat Richardson Logie, Ian MacLeid & more.
Wine, beer & snacks. See you there!
October 24 is World Polio day, please Donate to; endpol.io/give
Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years.
Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.
Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.
Congratulations J. Mellquist of Garden Bay, lucky winner of the September 50/50 draw, which totalled $1,920.  Thank you to all ticket purchasers who help to make the Elementary School Lunch Program a success.  October 50/50 will be in aid of the High School lunch program.
To purchase your tickets online 
Or Google Pender Harbour Rotary Club.
17th Annual Rotary Club of Pender Harbour Peoples Choice Car Show
August 7th, 2022 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Madeira Park.
A stunning sunny day & dazzling autos. 50/50 Music and a meat draw! What more could you ask for for this fabulous family event? 
Many thanks to our sponsors, participants, the legion and all the public that participated in choosing the winners.
2022 Peoples Choice Car Show Winners are:
1932 & Older
First Place. Rick Barbieri -1929 Buick
Second Place. Rod Gruber -1931 Model A Ford Deluxe
1933 -1939
First Place. Charlie Veillon -1934 Ford
Second Place. Ken Hall -1936 Packard 120B
1940 -1949
First Place. Ron & Marilyn Grafton -1948 Ford Anglica
Second Place.Brian & Pam Swanson - 1948 Chevy Aerostar 
First Place. Glenn Tietgen -1957 Ford Fairlane 500
Second Place. Jac Cawsey -1956 Chevrolet 210 Hardtop
First Place. David Sowles -1965 Rambler American
Second Place. Jeff Amiel -1968 Plymouth Road Runner
First Place. Jim Stoyeff -1972 Oldsmobile 442
Second Place. Dave Sowles Sr. - 1970 Chevy Nova
1980 & Newer
First Place. Steve Alexander -2015 Ford Mustang GT
Second Place. Hugh & Liz Charbanneau -1985 Mercedes Benz
Vintage Motorcycles -1978 & Older
First Place. Carol Howie -1948 Triumph
Modern Motorcycles -1979 & Newer
First Place. Larsby Prevost -1982 BMW
Vintage Trucks -1959 & Older
First Place. Darrell Spring -1952 Mercury
Second Place. Kim Bailey -1946 GMC
Modern Trucks 1960 & Newer
First Place. Brad Copping -1973 Ford Bronco
Second Place. Randy Graves -1964 GMC Suburban 
Ron Johnston Peoples Choice - Best of Show
First Place. Rick Barbieri -1929 Buick
Second Place. Jim Grant -1935 Ford Cabriolet
Rotarian Lyn Charlton presents a cheque of $1,100 to Yoka Wright, of the Pender Harbour Food bank; proceeds from the November 50:50 draw.
Help Rotary, Help the Pender Harbour Food Bank. The proceeds from December’s draw will also be allocated to stock the PH Food Bank shelves. 
Buy your tickets now. 
Draw date December 31.
Google Pender Harbour Rotary 50/50 Draw, or go to: https://penderharbourrotary.rafflenexus.com/
Here is a classic example of Rotary’s Motto “Service Before Self.” Our members where out building the Pender Harbour Reading Centre Ramp, this week, in the pouring rain.
The ramp is finally finished and ready for use.
This was a huge project, and is a real improvement for people with disabilities, in our community.
Sincere thanks to Niels, Bill and Jim for their dedication, hard work and perseverance especially with these weather conditions. Their "Rotary Spirit” continues to shine through!!
Thank you to all participants of the September & October 50/50 draws.
The proceeds will help purchase much needed learning & play equipment for the Serendipity Centre.
Pictured; (L/R) board member Jodee Young, assistant Andrea Wilson, manager Terna Daniels and PH Rotary President Sean McAllister.
Congratulations to Anna Peterson of Vancouer; October’s 50/50 winner of $693.50.
Proceeds from November & December’s 50/50 draw will be donated to the Pender Harbour Food Bank.
Help support your community, we all win!
Buy your tickets today at,