Kitchen Sink Farm Donation

Kitchen Sink Rescue Farm in Roberts Creek, currently provides sanctuary, of healing and hope, for horses, cows, pigs, goats, sheep, chickens, cats, dogs and even a lizard.  Pictured left to right; Rotarian Bill Charlton Cheryl Jensen and Mike Lewis.
For more information:
Kitchen Sink Farm Donation Lorraine Wareham 2021-09-10 07:00:00Z 0
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The Picnic Table Crew
The Picnic Table Crew

Our busy beavers at work building picnic tables recently purchased by the Backeddy Carpenters, Kal Helyar , Bill Charlton , Sean McAllister, Len Lee, Ian Grant and Jim McKnight.
The Picnic Table CrewThe Picnic Table Crew 2021-07-27 07:00:00Z 0
50/50 Rotary June Winner, Dom Rand, Madeira Park 2021-07-27 07:00:00Z 0

Garden Bay Lake Signage

Past President Bill Charlton puts the finishing touch on updated informative Garden Bay Lake signage.
Garden Bay Lake Signage 2021-07-27 07:00:00Z 0
50/50 Rotary June Winner, Dom Rand, Madeira Park 2021-07-27 07:00:00Z 0

Winners of the best dressed Mexican Social

A relaxing of Covid restrictions, brought Rotarians out of the woodwork, for a tailgate party in the legion parking lot.
It was wonderful to finally meet in person,  social distancing etc on a beautiful evening.

Many thanks to Carolyn Farrand, and Ann & Patrick Munro for getting into the festive spirit, cruise coming up soon.

Diana won the raffle and, has re-gifted her Tequila bottle back to the Club for another round!
Winners of the best dressed Mexican Social 2021-06-08 07:00:00Z 0
Cheque Presentation Rotary May 50/50 Fundraiser 2021-06-08 07:00:00Z 0

 PHSS PAC Donation - 50/50 Draw at Work


Pender Harbour Rotary President Bill Charlton presents 50/50 fundraiser cheque for $500. to Pender Harbour Secondary School PAC President Anne Pino in support of the breakfast and lunch programs at PHSS., on behalf of the PHSS 2021 Graduates 
 PHSS PAC Donation - 50/50 Draw at Work  2021-05-30 07:00:00Z 0

MPES Donation - 50/50 Draw Donation as Work

Pender Harbour Rotary President Bill Charlton presents 50/50 fundraiser cheque for $500. to Maderia Park Elementary School PAC President Troy Lacher, in support of the breakfast and lunch programs at MPES., on behalf of the PHSS 2021 Graduates 
MPES Donation - 50/50 Draw Donation as Work 2021-05-30 07:00:00Z 0
Memorial Picnic Table for Rose Everett Lorraine Wareham 2021-04-04 07:00:00Z 0
March 2021 Rotary 50/50 Winner!! Lorraine Wareham 2021-04-04 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Rocks
50/50 Community Fundraiser

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.  Click the title above to be directed to a page link where Tickets can be purchased at the following secure web address
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
Rotary Rocks50/50 Community Fundraiser 2021-02-26 08:00:00Z 0

2020 Summer Highlight: District Governor Visit

2020 Summer Highlight: District Governor Visit
An expression of gratitude to Paul Hanson and his crew at West Coast Wilderness Lodge for hosting our District Governor Dave Hamilton and First Lady Tanya Hall.
A delicious West Coast inspired luncheon was preceded by an afternoon Pender Harbour , aboard president, Bill Charlton and wife Lynn’s yacht, CANIK TOO
2020 Summer Highlight: District Governor Visit Lorraine Wareham 2020-12-29 08:00:00Z 0

Reading Centre 2020

Rotarians at work.
Friend of Rotary John VanTongeren and Rotarian, Niels Frederiksen recently installed three new book shelves in the Pender Harbour Reading Centre.
Frederiksen crafted the cabinets, with materials purchased by the Pender Harbour Rotary Club.
The Pender Harbour Reading Centre is open Tuesday - Saturday 11am -2pm - and offers an comprehensive array of titles.
For additional information on the Reading Centre, go to:
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Canada Day Celebration 2020

Hosted by John Henry's Marina and Cafe, the take out food was enjoyed under social distancing protocols.  With Glowing Hearts, We See Thee Rise, True North Strong and Free.
After months of learning to live with pandemic protocols, it was refreshing to once again enjoy the fellowship of fellow Rotarian's in our Community.  How fortunate we are to have access to the splendor and wonderment of Pender Harbour; its' waterfront and surrounding beauty.
Canada Day Celebration 2020 Lorraine Wareham 2020-07-11 07:00:00Z 0

May 1 Tailgate Party and Drive Past

May1 2020, Rotarians gathered at the Legion parking lot for tailgate pizza, following strict social distancing protocol, followed by a drive past of 20 vehicles through Madeira Park, Garden Bay and Daniel Point to honour all the front line workers from all professions working to keep our communities safe during the COVID 19 crisis. Flags were flying and horns were blaring as we toured all the areas. A fantastic job by Richard and his crew at Harbour pizza, super good and not an order missed.  We even celebrated Lucy's 70th, with cake Lucy generously furnished. All went without a hitch until the leader made a slightly wrong turn and did an unexpected tour of Murdock Rd.  Everyone did an amazing job of doing 4 point turns on a narrow road to cover.  Only one car was lost in the transition, and they finally caught up on the highway to Garden Bay. All other pictures are available to Rotary members on the members only site. 
May 1 Tailgate Party and Drive Past william charlton 2020-05-02 07:00:00Z 0
This is Rotary 2020-03-01 08:00:00Z 0

We can beat Polio

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is again matching our contributions 2 to 1.
We can beat Polio Ian Grant 2020-03-01 08:00:00Z 0

Mexican Night Social

We had a great evening at The Corner Cafe our local Mexican Restaurant. Carla, the Sechelt Club's Mexican Exchange student along with Marg and Mike attended along with 21 of our members and spouses.
Mexican Night Social Ian Grant 2020-03-01 08:00:00Z 0

The Santa's are Up

Bill, Glen and Ian put up six Santa's and two snowmen in locations around the harbour. They also put up new Christmas light on the boat at the entrance to Maderia Park as well as new lights at the community hall.
The Santa's are Up Ian Grant 2019-11-28 08:00:00Z 0

Chief Warren Paul

We had the privilege of having Chief Warren Paull from the Sechelt First Nation come and speak to us. He was accompanied by Counselor Keith Julias. It was interesting to hear the challenges faced by a relatively small group of leaders and support staff in dealing with the Federal, Provincial  and Regional District Governments on multiple initiatives as well as logging companies, mining companies and developers.
Chief Warren Paul Ian 2019-11-28 08:00:00Z 0
Painting Santas Ian Grant 2019-11-28 08:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our newest Member Jane Blaiklock Ian Grant 2019-11-28 08:00:00Z 0

Hop Scotch

Our Annual Hop Scotch Fundraiser is Saturday December 7th
Hop Scotch Ian Grant 2019-11-27 08:00:00Z 0
Show n Shine 2019 Ian Grant 2019-08-02 07:00:00Z 0

Our Russian Exchange Student

Our Russian exchange student Diana Savenkova gave us a presentation on her home town of Magadan where the average temperature in January is -16C and the average temperature in August is 12C. We heard about her family, her school and her community. Diana did a great job especially considering she arrived in September with little to no English.
Her current host family, the Stewarts, came to see the presentation and provide moral support.
Our Russian Exchange Student Ian Grant 2019-04-01 07:00:00Z 0

Donation to Health Centre

Our club has been active doing a community needs assessment through meeting with multiple organizations and key people in the harbour.  One of the needs identified was for a blood pressure machine and thermometer for our home care nurse. They need
accurate instruments since the readings can mean the difference between calling an ambulance or continued home care. We presented a check to Alan Skelley, Les Falk and Kim Harris from the health centre to fund a new blood pressure machine and thermometer.
Donation to Health Centre Ian Grant 2019-04-01 07:00:00Z 0

Pender Santa's

Glen and Ian made two plywood Santas, cutting out the santa image and then painting them. One was put on the boat at the entrance to Maderia Park, the other by the real estate office.
Pender Santa's Ian Grant 2019-04-01 07:00:00Z 0

New Board Investiture

Jan Gisborne, our acting ADG invested the new board, introducing each member with a little anecdote about them written by our incoming President Mike Price. Mike then gave each board member a gift appropriate to their responsibility area. Sarah, our now past president is taking on the role of secretary and hence needs to learn clubrunner and it's associated computer skills so Mike gave her a bottle of "Oops I Just Hit  Send"  Wine.
New Board Investiture Ian Grant 2017-06-26 07:00:00Z 0

John King Recognized

Past President Patrick Munro presented John King with a certificate of recognition for all he has done for the club over his 9 years as a member.  He has been president twice, a very entertaining Sargent at Arms, and has acted as auctioneer at numerous fund raising events. John looked after our calendar sales and our criminal record checks. He also kept and published our accumulated donations list to show what we have contributed to the community. His wit and slightly different sense of humour have been much appreciated. John is stepping down from Rotary to attend to health issues and will be sorely missed.
John King Recognized Ian Grant 2017-06-26 07:00:00Z 0

Mike brings a cake to celebrate a new year of Rotary

Mike Price presented the theme for the coming year "Making a Difference", talked a little of what to expect and then surprised everyone at the investiture by bringing in a cake to celebrate. It was a well attended event which included Mike's two sons and his daughter law there to witness his investiture. Jan Gisborne helped cut the cake and Mike presented her with a bottle of the Rotary Foundation wine as a thank you for coming down from Powell River for the event.
Mike brings a cake to celebrate a new year of Rotary Ian Grant 2017-06-26 07:00:00Z 0

Glen Bonderud receives Paul Harris

Glen Bonderud was surprised with a Paul Harris Recognition Award for all he has done for the club. Glen is a past president but perhaps his strongest legacy is with his role as club secretary and organizer of our wine tasting fund raiser. Glen takes care of all the administrative details of registering new members, club and event insurance and getting minutes out often within minutes after our meetings. He is the first one to offer his truck to pick up the barbecue, bring tables to any event, load up the display boards for the art auction... Glen is also well connected in the community and solicits sponsorships for our various fundraisers. Glen and Rosemary will be moving to Vancouver Island and hopefully he will be as active in Rotary there as he has been here.
Glen Bonderud receives Paul Harris Ian Grant 2017-06-26 07:00:00Z 0

Herring Eggs

Another successful year with our herring curtains. This is a picture of live eggs taken one week ago. You can clearly see the eyes. Yesterday the eggs had all hatched and the curtains were pulled from the water and cleaned with the assistance of our exchange students, Danny and Helena before being put in storage ready for next year.
Herring Eggs 2017-04-09 07:00:00Z 0

Five new members inducted


On April 7th  , President of Pender Harbour Rotary Club, Sarah Johnston,  and Jan Gisborne  ADG swore in five members of our club.  This is the largest induction we have had for many years, our club was officially started in Dec , 2003.


From left to right Jan Gisborne, Peter Babik, Christine Turenne, Carol Pashniak, Stacey Stewart, Sarah Johnston, Richard Massullo  

Five new members inducted 2017-04-07 07:00:00Z 0

Sunshine Coast Astronomy Presentation

On March 24th,  the Rotary Club of Pender Harbour met at the Royal Canadian Legion at Madeira Park to listen to Charles Ennis and Mike Bradley describe the Sunshine Coast Astronomy Club's   activities.  The SCAC is very active, meets weekly and weather dependent  will view the heavens.  They have two telescopes, one a 14" with camera capable of a high degree of power and resolution.  They will do educational sessions and are open to the public at various times.  In you are interested please see the following contact points.
To contact Charles,  778-458-2666 and
Sunshine Coast Astronomy Presentation Glen Bonderud 2017-03-27 07:00:00Z 0

The students recipes 

Posted by Mike Price on Feb 17, 2017
For the Club Social Event the two students prepared and cooked their national foods for 35 people.
The students recipes Mike Price 2017-02-17 08:00:00Z 0

Fat Tires and Walking Sticks has been updated

Fat Tires and Walking Sticks, a booklet published by the Rotary Club of Pender Harbour has been completely updated. It has new maps and descriptions of trails in the Pender Harbour area. They are available at many establishments within the harbour or by contacting any Rotary member.
Fat Tires and Walking Sticks has been updated Ian Grant 2017-02-02 08:00:00Z 0

Fungi Barbecue

Posted by Ian Grant on Oct 26, 2016
This October the International Fungi and Fibre Symposium was held right here in Pender Harbour. Over 135 delegates from around the world attended and the Rotary Club took on the task of providing a salmon barbecue lunch for the attendees. The lunch was a great success thanks to the efforts of the Rotary Volunteers and especially Richard Massulo who prepped all the salmon.
Great job all!
Fungi Barbecue Ian Grant 2016-10-27 00:00:00Z 0

Helena prepares friendship tea.

Posted by Mike Price on Sep 01, 2016
At the Welcome BBQ Helena prepared a special tea for us called Terere.
Brazilian Tea
Helena makes the Terere using very cold water with lime juice and the key ingredient is "mate"!
Tereré or Tererê  is an infusion of yerba mate (botanical name Ilex paraguariensis), similar to mate but prepared with cold water and ice.
However, she will be offended if we don't follow their drinking custom with family and friends. Use same metal straw (it has strainer on bottom so don't pull it up) ! 
  • The host is the first one to take a drink of 
  • Do not try to remove the bomba. This metal straw can not be removed. If it is removed or dislodged you will need a piece of wire to unblock its 
  • You have to drink it all, you will know when it is finished as it will make a wheezing noise when you suck on the straw
  • If there are more than 2 people drinking it, it is important to remember to pass the drink round in a circle. For example, if there are three people the last one who drank it must give it back to the first one who drank it!
So now you know, curtesy of the Internet! 😎
Helena prepares friendship tea. Mike Price 2016-09-02 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary joins in the May Day parade Mike Price 2016-05-23 00:00:00Z 0

Getting ready for Mayday 2016

The President hands a cheque to Sherri Halliwell from May Day committee to start this years event. 
Rotary will have a presence in the parade!
Getting ready for Mayday 2016 Mike Price 2016-05-09 00:00:00Z 0

Michael Jackson entertains us

Posted by Mike Price on Mar 11, 2016
Dr. Michael Jackson - Executive Director of Ruby Lake Society Pacific Ocean Discovery Station - for the Concept see Dr Jackson's Vision for 2020 is to have the Ruby Lake Lagoon Society open an iconic learning and gathering space in Madeira Park called PODS, which will include a spectacular salt and fresh water aquarium and state-of-the-art marine research centre, along with conference and meeting facilities, and indoor and outdoor interactive classrooms for students of all ages.
Michael Jackson entertains us Mike Price 2016-03-12 00:00:00Z 0

Renovations to G B Pub.

Posted by Mike Price on Jan 07, 2016
The Garden Bay Hotel will be closing on January 18th for renovations which are estimated to last at least 6 weeks. The Club meetings on Friday lunchtimes will take place in the Legion Hall #112 in Mad Pk.
Renovations to G B Pub. Mike Price 2016-01-08 00:00:00Z 0

The Christmas AGM

Posted by Mike Price on Dec 31, 2015
The AGM for 2015 took on a festive note and was our social event of the season. We had a catered luncheon and then a Goofy Gift event. 
The following members were elected to fill the Executive positions for the year 2016-2017
President                               Sarah Johnston 
President Elect                       Mike Price
Past President                        Patrick Munro
Treasurer                               Lucy Archbold
Secretary                               Glen Bonderud
Director Services                     Dave Milligan
Rotary foundation                   John King
Director membership              Bill Charlton
Director PR                            Lorraine Wareham
Director Admin                       Ian Grant
Director Programmes              Sean McAllister
Director Fund Raising              Rick Smalley
Sgt at Arms                            John King
New Generations                     Jan Smalley
The Christmas AGM Mike Price 2016-01-01 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Calendar sales for 2016 year

Posted by Mike Price on Dec 31, 2015
We did very well this year out of the 250 calendars the PH Club sold ourselves we had 47 winners including 3 winners of $250! 
Plus 8 winners out of the sponsors calendars.
Great work by all. Special thanks to the Bandit (aka King John) at "ambush corner" :-)) 
Wishing everyone a great New Year. 
Lang may yer lum reek!
Rotary Calendar sales for 2016 year Mike Price 2016-01-01 00:00:00Z 0

Great fun at the Whiskey fund raiser!

Posted by Mike Price on Dec 13, 2015
A huge thank-you to everyone for making our December "Scotch" tasting event a huge success!
Our sponsors, - IGA Madeira Park, Sunshine Coast Credit Union, Gladiator Foods and Sunshine Coast Home. 
Our paying attendees, the Rotary volunteers, & the sober event manager Dave Milligan.
A special thanks to Emelle’s Madeira Bistro for the excellent food and service.
The live auction, conducted by John King at the end of the evening was "very lively" and those who imbibed the most, bid the most!  smiley
Proceeds raised will go towards various projects in the community and for Rotary’s continued fight against polio and again a huge thank you to the community for their support.
Great fun at the Whiskey fund raiser! Mike Price 2015-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor John Anderson inducts new members Mike Price 2015-11-18 00:00:00Z 0

Helping the kids in Pender Harbour

Posted by Mike Price

Completing the fund raising for a classroom full of iPads!

President Patrick Presents: -
A cheque for $5,000 to the school Principal and Chair of the PTA that completes their fundraising for new iPads for the local school.
Helping the kids in Pender Harbour Mike Price 2015-11-18 00:00:00Z 0

A blank cheque for those "Kodak Moments"!

Posted by Mike Price on Sep 28, 2015
The Pender Harbour club is often giving cheques to community organizations and so decided to ensure it captures and promotes the events to raise the awareness of Rotary in the community.
The first recipient was the local Community School. yes
Here is the new 'cheque' being presented to the school representative by President Patrick!
(Note: After the picture the dry erase marker was wiped off and the cheque is ready for the next event! smiley
A blank cheque for those "Kodak Moments"! Mike Price 2015-09-29 00:00:00Z 0

Poya's Speech

Posted by Ian Grant
This is a speech that Po-Ya, an exchange student we hosted from Taiwan gave at the end of her stay in Pender Harbour. Reading the speech gives a good understanding of why we support the Rotary student exchange program.


Rotary Speech                                                  Po-Ya

Pender Harbour? Where is it? I remember I was sitting in front of the computer, trying to find information about it…but…didn’t really get much information about it.


So I started to picture this place, maybe it is a place full of malls and I can shop all day? Or maybe it is a place that never gets rain since it’s called “ The Sunshine Coast”? or it might be the opposite, it might never stops snowing because it is in Canada?... I had so many questions about this mysterious place, I couldn’t wait to figure it out!


So after saying goodbye with my family in the airport, I flew to Canada alone. I was on the plane, thinking” what am I doing? Poya, do you realize that you are going to be apart with your family for a year? A whole year!!” and then there’s a stronger voice” this is what I want to do, to be an exchange student, I’m making my dream come true, and I know I can do it, no matter what challenges I am going to face, I won’t give up! I won’t let my parents down, I won’t let myself down!”


So the journey started on Aug 16th, 2011, my first week in Canada was in Tweedsmuir Park with some other exchange students and Rotarians, my first impression to Canada..” Cold!”


Coming from Taiwan, where the temperature was 33 degrees the day I left…now I’m at Burns Lake about 5 degrees, mountains covered by snow…I looked at myself, gloves, scarf, thick socks, 3 sweaters, hoodie…and I looked at the student from Mexico who was standing beside me…well I wasn’t too bad actually, because she’s got 5 sweaters on…she could hardly walk…haha at least I could walk…just a bit slow…and then I noticed a tough girl with a T-shirt and shorts on, immediately, I knew where she’s from…she was the Real Canadian I could tell easily!

It was a fun trip, I was very homesick though…


Finally Dave drove me back to Pender, I thought it was a long way from Burns lake to Pender, but apparently Canadians didn’t think so, they said to me” not too bad, it’s just a 12- hour drive!”…well I thought to myself, I’d better get used to it!


Dave kept driving and driving…I wondered if he’s ever going to stop even though we were already in a place where all I could see was- trees! And then he stopped in Garden Bay and dropped me at my counselor- Jan Smalley’s house, well this was a bit different than what I had imagined, I was pretty sure I didn’t see any malls on the way here, and…I don’t have …neighbours! Well…maybe I did, just I couldn’t see them.


My exchange journey is hard to sum up in a few words, I just had too much fun and too many stories that I want to share…too many people that I want to thank…


My parents didn’t want me to study abroad until I found Rotary Youth Exchange program, though they are not Rotarians, they’ve heard of this program, and they always trust Rotary, this program has a successful reputation in Taiwan! That’s how everything started, that’s when I got this opportunity to have more perspective to view the world! It’s a big world, and I never got to know Canadian culture until I really lived with Canadians. I’m so happy that I have three amazing host families, they contribute so much but never ask anything back.


One year ago, being an exchange student was my dream. I've been making it real since then, now I’m here, with the friends of life, and you guys, the amazing Rotarians! I not only learned about Canadian culture from Canadians, but also I learned so many different cultures from others exchange students. This is such a wonderful life-changing program, definitely the best year in my life so far! I will never forget that it's because of you guys…my dream comes true!


All the happiness, sadness, craziness that I’ve been through with my host families, friends and Pender people.. I wouldn't want to change a bit of what had happened during my year in Canada, not even one little bit...because everything is just perfect! All the highs and lows, that's what makes it unforgettable!


I don’t want to count down my last 40 days with Pender people, and 23 days with exchange students, time really flies fast…but that's the reality, gotta wake up from my beautiful exchange student dream one day, but when I wake up, I will hold on to these memories that we created with laughter and tears, put them in my heart... with a big smile, I will continue making my next dreams come true...


Thank you Rotary and all the people who have helped me during this important year in my life, thank you so much for hosting me, everything is just perfect except for now…I think I have 4 Dads and 4 Moms…my family is visiting Canada in July, and that’s gonna be a problem, one of my dads might want me to do my homework, one of my moms might want me to wash the dishes…I hope I could just see them all in once at Christmas or Lunar new year, when I can get presents and lucky money…


Thank you Rotary! Now I’m gonna go back and said to people” Most of the Canadians don’t live in igloos, and they do have summer…well kind of…, and in Pender, chances are, hitting a dear happens more than hitting a car, and maple syrup goes the best with pancakes, and if you tripped someone on the street and that person said sorry to you, you know he or she’s Canadian…and by the way, try forks and knives, they are so much easier than chopsticks! and I want to say …Canadians are awesome, eh!”  

Poya's Speech Ian Grant 2015-08-22 00:00:00Z 0

The Start of Irvines Landing Park

It was a very rainy October 25th when a small group of club members and friends got together at Irvines Landing to do prep work for what will be another waterside park. Shovels gave way to pick axes as blackberry and broom roots were dug out and added to a large pile of brush from the site. Liberal amounts of fuel were needed to help burn the pile but by the end of the day the site was ready for the next phase when we will have an excavator come and lay out a path to the water. The plan is to have a couple of picnic tables and possibly another shelter at the site.
The Start of Irvines Landing Park Ian Grant 2014-11-16 00:00:00Z 0

Show & Shine

Show and Shine  August 10, 2014 at the Garden Bay Pub
It was a beautiful August day when the classic cars and motorcycles started rolling into the  grounds around the Garden Bay Pub.  From the 1920’s,  30’s and right up the new 2014 models.  Owners are proud to show the customization and restoration that takes thousands of hours of work and imagination to get the vehicles back on the road.  The Rotary Club of Pender Harbour had BBQ of smokies and soft drinks with the GB Pub serving full meals and cold ones.  We had a lucky winner on the 50-50 door prize and that made her day.   A special thanks to Ron Johnston for again working on the show and emceeing the event.  His dedication to Rotary and the community is an example to all.
Show & Shine Glen Bonderud 2014-10-16 00:00:00Z 0

Garlic Festival

Posted by Ian Grant on Sep 17, 2011

This year we decided to participate in the Lion's Club two day Garlic Festival event. Rick Smalley pulled together a team who met to sample some trial menus and then agreed on selling a prawn dinner with ceasar salad and filone bread. The Lion's club were looking to double attendance over last year by having some big name musical entertainment along with multiple vendors. We ordered out food supplies based on the projected turnout and then thanks to Lucy at John Henry's had a place to store them for the event. We were also required to provide assistance to the Lion's with parking so with all the preparation required and the number of people required to cook, prepare salads, plate, take money cook bread we needed all hands on deck and the members and their wives, sons, RYLA students and friends rose to the occassion. It was a busy three days with setup Friday, some food preparation Friday and then final setup and food prepararation Saturday morning. Runners brought food supplies from John Henry's coolers and fresh baked bread thanks to Sue. John King's son John, a professional chef, showed us how best  to cook the prawns and present the meal on a plate and away we went full tilt through both Saturday and Sunday.

It was a lot of work including the take down Sunday but everyone pitched in and had a good time working the event. The volumes of people did not show up so we did not raise any money at the event but we learned a lot of lessons. Thanks to all who helped out and especially Rick who had the courage to take on this new fundraiser.Image


Garlic Festival Ian Grant 2011-09-18 00:00:00Z 0

2011 Accomplishments

Posted by Ian Grant on Sep 17, 2011

Another Great year!


Members have put in a lot of hard work to raise funds through calendar sales, our annual art auction, our very well received Hop Scotch, our new format wine tasting, our April Tools Barbecue, the Annual Show & Shine, and our first participation in the two day Garlic Festival.

These funds have helped youth in our community through the provision of bursaries to students at Pender Harbour High School, the sending of  7 youths to the Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly, the provision of computers and software for special needs students at Pender Harbour High School and the sponsorship of Brianna Milligan as a Rotary Exchange student to Sweden. We are also hosting an exchange student from Taiwan. Dave Bradley again took the district exchange students on a BC tour and then back to his place on Sakinaw lake. We had a hike into the Skookumchuck for them on the Thursday and then hosted a farewell barbecue on the Friday. The students did all the cooking and provided great entertainment.

In addition we helped sponsor the Attack on Danger Bay Longboarding Races.

We have kept busy this year building picnic tables some of which we sell to fund the provision of tables to local parks.

A very successful initiative which brought the whole community together and found us working with Fisheries, local fisherman, community volunteers and the local Lions Club was the herring enhancement program.

Another successful project which was well supported by community volunteers was a salmon viewing platform at John Daly Park.

We have continued to support Rotary International’s Polio Plus campaign through our Hop Scotch fundraiser and through pennies for Polio jars located throughout the community. We have also supported international relief efforts including our own club fundraiser for the Japan earthquake.

2011 Accomplishments Ian Grant 2011-09-18 00:00:00Z 0

Herring Project

Posted by Ian Grant on Apr 27, 2011

We Are proud parents.

We have had herring spawn at both Garden Bay and Bargain Bay. The eggs at both locations have hatched successfully and the curtains have been pulled and cleaned at Garden Bay. It is very interesting to see a large number of dead eggs atached to the creosoted poles in Bargain Bay while the eggs on the curtains were very healthy and you could see eyes inside the eggs.

Fisheries have offered to store the curtains for us so we can repeat the process next year. 

This is only the beginning of a project that may have significant impact to the Harbour by bringing back the herring. 

Herring Project Ian Grant 2011-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
NEW SECRETARY! Patricia Anderson 2009-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
GSE 2009 BLOG Patricia Anderson 2009-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
REMEMBERING ROTARIAN MIKE... Patricia Anderson 2009-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
NEW TREASURER! Patricia Anderson 2009-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
ANOTHER HIT BBQ BY PH ROTARY Patricia Anderson 2009-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
WELCOME LORRAINE! Patricia Anderson 2009-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
NEW MEMBER! Patricia Anderson 2009-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
$$$ TO EQUESTRIAN SOCIETY Patricia Anderson 2009-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
RON & MARITA NOW PAUL HARRIS FELLOWS! Patricia Anderson 2009-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
2009/2010 THEME ANNOUNCED Patricia Anderson 2009-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
ERIC GETS PAUL FROM BOB! Patricia Anderson 2009-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
FIRST SPOUSAL MEETING Patricia Anderson 2009-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
CALENDAR SALES SUCCESS! Patricia Anderson 2009-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
INDUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS Patricia Anderson 2008-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
GRANT APPROVED! Patricia Anderson 2008-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
IN SUPPORT OF LOCAL YOUTH Patricia Anderson 2008-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
SCOTCH TASTING A SUCCESS! Patricia Anderson 2008-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
CONGRATULATIONS DIRECTOR ERIC! Patricia Anderson 2008-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY Patricia Anderson 2008-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
MLA GUEST SPEAKER Patricia Anderson 2008-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
RYLA CERTIFICATES PRESENTED Patricia Anderson 2008-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
$$$ TO GIRLS' VOLLEYBALL & TO TRAILS Patricia Anderson 2008-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
$$$ TO EGMONT VFD Patricia Anderson 2008-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
WELCOME TO NEW MEMBERS! Patricia Anderson 2008-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RICARDO! Patricia Anderson 2008-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
SALMON BBQ A HIT! Patricia Anderson 2008-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
INTRODUCING RICARDO . . . Patricia Anderson 2008-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
AT LAST . . . Patricia Anderson 2008-09-10 00:00:00Z 0
WAITING FOR RICARDO . . . Patricia Anderson 2008-09-06 00:00:00Z 0
GET YOUR NEW DIRECTORY! Patricia Anderson 2008-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
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2014 Scotch Tasting a Great Success

Posted by Ian Grant

We held  our annual Hop Scotch event at the Pender Harbour Golf Course on January 11.   Our thanks to all who contributed, donated and attended.  Special thanks to IGA and Troy Callewaert,   Rona and Russ Jones and  Prudential- Sussex  Alan Stewart.    Dan Volway, Macallan ambassador from Vancouver,  led us through  Macallan's new scotches labelled by colour rather than age. It was very interesting to taste scotches within the same brand ranging in price from $65 to $300 per bottle. German  specialty beers selected by Dave Mochuk provided the "Hops" component.  

John King ably filled the job of auctioneer and we raised a good sum, many thanks to those who contributed baskets to the auction.   

Image As a consequence we have donated $2,000 to Polio Plus and the campaign to fight polio, the balance of our net proceeds will go to local projects.

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Show n' Shine 2013

Posted by Ian Grant

What started as a warm summer August day gave rise to a great  Show and Shine.  We had 73 entrants, with vehicles  from 1923 up to modern "rods"  and including some great motorcycles.  Hosted again by Ron and Marita Johnston from the Garden Bay Pub and Restaurant  ( and thank you Ron and Marita)   the Rotary

Club of Pender Harbour-Madeira Park tended the registration desk, BBQ,  sales of T-Shirts, 50/50 draw and tallied the votes. 


Despite a downpour of about 15 minutes where  we all thought this was the end , the rain stopped and the sun came back out.  Except for a few convertibles no one was deterred and the show went on.


Dr Smalley did a wonderful job of the BBQ, Jan Smalley, Sandy Ryan, Mike Ryan, Patrick Munro delivered the goods,  John King handled the sales of T-shirts, Lucy, Sarah and Lorraine handled the front desk and became the computers tallying up the votes on the cars.  The voice heard around the grounds selling 50-50 tickets was Bob Steele who amazingly sold a  total ring of tickets for a total of $1,450  giving the winner $725.


Many prizes were won by the entrants, fabulous vehicles and ones that we all wish we could at least have a chance to sit in or ride in.  Best in show went to Allan Skelley  with his '67 Corvette Stingray, matching numbers, high performance and just a joy to look at.  Image


If you did not have a chance to see this show you truly missed a display of transportation from the 20's through to the modern era. The hours of labour and love into these vehicles is amazing and impressive.  Make a note not to miss next year's show,  Pender Harbour is truly fortunate to have this quality of vehicles for the public to see.  A picture into yesteryear.

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Installation of New Board

Posted by Ian Grant

Assistant District Governor Jan Gisborne came down from Powell River to install the new board for 2014. Glen Bonderud was thanked for his service as President and then Glen who is the new secretary and the rest of the board were sworn in by Jan. John King was sworn in as the new president and in what has become a tradition the new president presented each of his board members with a bottle of wine. Jan was also presented with a bottle for her much appreciated trip to attend the ceremony.


Dave Bradley presented "the King" with his royal sceptre.


Check out more photos in the photo Albums.



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Scotch Tasting

Posted by Ian Grant



Wow! Another great event headed up by Dr. Rick Smalley. This year was our best yet as we made over $3,000. Kudo's to John King who did a great job as auctioneer, Rosemary Bonderud who did the decorating and pulled together the baskets and to all the members who pitched in and helped donating baskets, picking up the liquor, hosting our speaker, providing transportation and serving the night of the event.

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Four Club Meeting

Posted by Ian Grant
We hosted a four club meeting on May 25th with the Club from Gibsons and the two Sechelt Clubs joining us at the Garden Bay Pub. Sixty people attended on a great evening with drinks on the deck admiring the view before the "formal" proceedings began.
Some of the students we had sponsored for RYLA attended and talked about their experiences. The Club Presidents talked about their year and the Presidents Elect then talked about what they wanted to achieve along with some good natured ribbing at the expense of the Presidents.

Poya, our exchange student from Taiwan gave an amazing talk on her experience and what it has meant to her. She demonstrated to the group the impact Rotary has had on her and why we do the work we do to Image
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Paul Harris for John King

Posted by Ian Grant
Congratulations to John King on receiving his Paul Harris award. Besides his contributions to the Rotary Foundation John has been a strong supporter of the club through sponsorship of many of our fundraisers. John is always ready to help out be it picking up tables and the BBQ from storage, attending calendar meetings or cleaning up after an event.
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Rona Barbecue

Posted by Ian Grant
The Rona Barbecue was a great success. Thanks to all who came out to setup, cook, take cash, hand out food and cleanup.
Dave Bradley introduced Emanuel and quickly had him cooking at the event.
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What Happened to the Herring

Posted by Ian Grant



  Jon Paine again led a project with the local community to help bring herring back to the coast through providing safe places for them to spawn rather than on creosoeted dock pilings which are toxic to the eggs.

This year we had more nets in the water…..and less herring than last year.

We had herring curtains in Garden bay, Whisky Slough, Bargain Bay, Egmont, and down the coast in Secret Cove and Halfmoon Bay. Where last year eggs were seen on the rocks and pilings in these areas this year the only place that experienced eggs was in Bargain Harbour at Don White's dock. The curtains placed at Don's dock had an estimated million eggs. Just south of Don White’s there were two curtains at Richard Paton’s dock but there were no eggs. It is hard to see why they would spawn at one dock but not 50 meters away at another.


 Closeup of Herring Eggs




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Art Auction 2011

Posted by Ian Grant

This was our 10th Annual Art Auction and we keep getting more efficient at each one. This year Ron and Marita had the assistance of a committee, John King, Glen Bonderud and Jon Paine, thanks to all and a special thanks to Reg who put in many additional hours this year in support of our new system speeding up taking the money at the end.Image

 Lucy and Sue getting ready for bidder number 22.


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Scotch Tasting

Posted by Ian Grant

Our 4th annual Hop Scotch was a great success. It has created a buzz around the harbour with people already looking forward to next year and bringing friendss who missed this years event. David Mochuck again did a marvelous job of choosing five scotches and three speacialty beers for our tasting pleasure. Heather Brown provided great food at the golf club and Alan Stewart as auctioneer helped raise funds for our Rotary Projects and Polio.


Many thanks to Rick Smalley who has organized all the Scotch Tasting events and is dedicated to making sure everyone has a great time and gets home safely. 

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John Daly Viewing Platform

Posted by Ian Grant
After receiving approval from the Sunshine Coast Regional District and the Department of Fisheries for the design of a salmon viewing platform in John Daly Park Jon Paine jumped into action with his design and ordered the the materials to be delivered. Suddenly with the delivery date set we needed to dig and set forms for the concrete foundations. Then Jon arranged for concrete to be donated only to realize that the truck could not get under the park sign. A quick call and leonard Lee built a liner for his pick up truck and saved the day moving concrete from the delivery truck to the forms. Fill was donated and then a group of community volunteers came out and working with Jon's well laid out cutting list and plans cut and assembled the platform in one morning. Sue Paine came out and cooked hamburgers for the volunteers.Image
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Check for Local High School

Posted by Ian Grant
At our meeting January 14th Ian Grant presented a check for $4,000 to Nancy Brindley, principal of the local high School so the school can purchase Dragon Naturally Speaking software, headsets and computers in support of students who have problems writing. This means the students will no longer have to depend on a human scribe to take notes, write reports answer questions etc.
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Hop Scotch

Posted by Ian Grant
What a great night! Our Hop Scotch to raise funds for Polio rescheduled to January 15th was a great success. Thanks to Rick Smalley for organizing the event, Glen and Rosemary for hosting David Mochuk our scotch expert and Rick and Jan for hosting Francoise and Louis our two Belgium exchange students who did such a fantastic job with their presentation on Belgium beers. I now know the difference between Trappist and Abbey beers and that the largest beer company in the world is in Belgium. The food at the golf club got great reviews and Alan Stewart was able to coax every dollar he could from the tasters at the auction held at the end of the event to ensure an easy flow of money. Everyone had a good time and the real winner was Polio Plus.
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Hop Scotch

Posted by Ian Grant
The best laid plans of mice and men... Guests driving into the parking lot at the Golf Club November 27th were surprised to find the lights out and a very saddened Rick Smalley telling them the Hop Scotch had to be postponed until January 15th. A power failure meant no lights, no food and no water so the event had to be rescheduled. Glen and Rosemary Bonderud stepped in and ably hosted our guest speaker and his wife along with exchange students from Belgium and Rick and Jan Smalley. Tickets are still available for January 15th.
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Herring Project

Posted by Ian Grant
On December 17th a group of members, along with members of the Harbour Authority, Coast Guard, and Lions led by Jon Paine cut, sewed (Sue Paine) and assembled almost 300 feet of herring curtain. A series of floats was installed at the top edge with a line to tie to the docks and a lead line was run through the bottom to weight the curtain in the water. Christmas Eve a small group again led by Jon installed a set of curtains on the Garden Bay Pub dock.
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Herring Project

Posted by Ian Grant
On Friday November 12th we had Dr. John Matsen and other members of the Squamish Streamkeepers come and give a talk on the success they have had in bringing herring back to Howe Sound through providing a safe and attractive to herring, place to spawn. They have covered creosote poles with a landscape fabric that the herring will spawn on rather than the cresote poles themselves which kill the eggs. They have had great success and we are now working with Fisheries and the local harbour authority on a project for Pender Harbour.
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Picnic Tables

Posted by Ian Grant
This year we decided to build picnic tables to donate for local parks. Ian Grant designed and built a prototype and then mass production started in Glen Bonderud`s garage until Rosemary declared enough and we moved to Wayne Job`s. A number of people saw the tables and wanted to buy them so we built a some for sale as well, in the end coming out a $125 to the good on a project budgeted to cost $1,200. It was great to get a number of members involved in building and assembling.
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District Governor Visit

Posted by Ian Grant
On September 10th District Governor Penny Offer and her husband Chris visited our club. We held a very successful progressive dinner with drinks and appetizers at Glen & Rosemary Bonderud`s, main course ant Jackie & Ian Grant`s followed by some very special desserts at Frankie and John Kings house. ADG Wayne Roy and his wife Cathy were also in attendance.
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9th Annual Art Auction

Posted by Ian Grant
The 9th Annual Art Auction was held Saturday, November 6, 2010, in support of local artists and community projects. Thanks to all involved, and special appreciation to organizers Ron Johnston and Marita Jokela. With this years auction we have now surpassed $100,000 in revenues to local artists and we have raised over $68,000 for local projects since the auctions began.
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Haitian Earthquake Relief

Posted by Patricia Anderson

Story by John King

The Rotary Club of Pender Harbour has sent five ShelterBoxes for the relief of the peoples of Haiti, at a total cost of $5,000.

Each ShelterBox contains a tent, bedding, dehydrated food, water, water purification tablets, first aid kit, cooking utensils, and stove; the box itself will act as a container for water storage. Each box will sustain 10 people for a month.

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Girls' Lightning Run

Posted by Patricia Anderson

Story by Paola Stewart
On January 22, 2010, the Rotary Club of Pender Harbour will be providing assistance and encouragement to the girls of Madeira Park and vicinity as they participate in a seven-kilometre run.

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RI Turns 100!

Posted by Patricia Anderson
The year 2010 marks the centennial of Rotary going international. And it happened in Canada with the first meeting of the Winnipeg club in 1910 (chartered 1912).
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Roots of Empathy

Posted by Patricia Anderson

Photograph of Ursula Hardwick, program facilitator, by Glen Bonderud 

Roots of Empathy is an in-school program launched to foster a caring community within the classroom and to reduce bullying and other forms of peer aggression.

UPDATE! At the meeting of January 15, 2010, the club voted to donate $2050.00 to the program for 2010/2011.

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Funds to Egmont VFD

Posted by Patricia Anderson

Photograph by Glen Bonderud

The Rotary Club of PH has presented a cheque for $3070.06 to the Egmont and District Volunteer Fire Department. The funds will go toward a fire truck recently purchased from Vermont. The new truck significantly enhances fire protection in the area and, as an added boon, residents will now pay less for home insurance.

Left to right in the presentation photo, taken December 18, 2009: Fire chief and Rotarian Peter Sly, VFD members Doug Elliott and Jim Smith, Rotarians Ron Johnston and President John King

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Rotarians Helping Rotarians

Posted by Patricia Anderson
At the meeting of December 18, 2009, the club voted to allocate up to $1000.00 to help the Rotary Club of Mackenzie serve their community's needs. Unemployment in Mackenzie is around 90 percent, and the Rotary club's membership has dropped dramatically, from about 30 members to 7.
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Hop-Scotch for Polio

Posted by Patricia Anderson

Pender Harbour Rotarians and friends gathered at the Pender Harbour Golf Club, November 28, 2009, to kick off the holiday season and to raise money in support of Rotary's program to end polio. The event featured a wide array of food, six different kinds of Scotch, and four unusual types of beer to sample.
The club extends its appreciation to the organizers of the event, Al Holt and Rick Smalley. Many thanks for your work, and congratulations on a successful event.

Watch Hop-Scotch highlights...   

For audio, click on the Sound icon.

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Working Together for Youth

Posted by Patricia Anderson

Story by Glen Bonderud

At the meeting of November 27, 2009, the Rotary Club of Pender Harbour presented a check for $3500 to Pender Harbour School principal Nancy Brindley and shop teacher Jay Walls. The funds will enable the school to purchase four new computers: two for special needs students and two for shop programs. 

Left to right in the photo: Secretary Glen Bonderud, Principal Nancy Brindley, and President John King

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Polio Challenge Update

Posted by Patricia Anderson
As of November 4, 2009, the Rotary Foundation has raised US$100,823,000, thus passing the halfway mark of the $200 million committed to the PolioPlus initiative. To date, our club has contributed $2096.85 and has plans to add to the figure in the near future.
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Build Your Foundation Knowledge Patricia Anderson 0

Art Auction Fund-Raiser

The 8th Annual Art Auction was held Saturday, November 7, 2009, in support of local artists and community projects. Thanks to all involved, and special appreciation to organizers Ron Johnston and Marita Jokela.
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District Governor's Visit

Posted by Patricia Anderson
District 5040 Governor Gordon Dalglish visited our club, October 23, 2009. View video and photo highlights of the event below. For audio with the video clips, click on the Sound icon. 

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Vocational Service Means Commitment

Posted by Patricia Anderson
Vocational Service means being committed to business ethics and helping others. RI President John Kenny (2009/2010) remarks: "Many of the problems our world is facing today have been caused by the failure to observe such standards in business affairs."
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Ian on the Institute

Posted by Patricia Anderson

Story by Ian Grant

Our President Elect offers a firsthand account of his day at the Rotary Leadership Institute...

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The Halfmoon Bay Crawl

Posted by Patricia Anderson

Undeniably, the social event of the summer! It was also a chance for a lot of the club to say good-bye to Ricardo, our exchange student from Brazil. For pictures of Ricardo at the party, click here...

For other highlights of the evening, watch below...

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Bienvenue a Montreal

Posted by Patricia Anderson
For some stunning images of Montreal, watch RI President Kenny's video invitation to Convention 2010. You'll want to go!


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Missing Piece

Posted by Patricia Anderson

Click here to watch a brief video showing how Rotary membership helps others. Do you know a "missing piece" who might want to join us?

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Rotary Glitz

Posted by Patricia Anderson

What's Rotary glitz? To find out, take a look at the flashy images from the 2009 convention in Birmingham, England. Click here...

Image shown here: Closing Plenary Session of the 100th Annual Convention of Rotary International, June 24, 2009, Birmingham National Exhibition Centre, LG Arena, Birmingham, England.

Photo by Monika Lozinska-Lee © Rotary International

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Future Visions Pilot

Posted by Patricia Anderson
In 2009, District 5040 was selected as one of 100 districts
around the Rotary World to participate as a pilot district for
Future Visions.
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An Induction to Remember Patricia Anderson 0
SLIDE SHOWFellowship Moments & Memories Patricia Anderson 0
VIDEOSRotary in Motion . . . Patricia Anderson 0
BLAST FROM THE PASTSeattle Shocker Patricia Anderson 0
District Conference 2009 Patricia Anderson 0
FROM THE ARCHIVE4 Way Test Past & Present Patricia Anderson 0
STORY/VIDEORotary, Bill & the End of Polio Patricia Anderson 0

The Rotarian in Retrospect

Posted by Patricia Anderson
A brief history of our magazine . . .

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What's Rotaract?

Posted by Patricia Anderson

Rotaract is a service club for young men and women. Here's the organization in action, around the world and on our doorstep:

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Spreading the Word About Rotary

Here's a show of images and information to help you answer questions about Rotary and spread the word about who we are and what we do . . .

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2008 in Review

Posted by Patricia Anderson

Our year in pictures . . .

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What's EREY?

Posted by Patricia Anderson
EREY is the initiative to promote contributions to the Annual Programs Fund . . .

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SLIDE SHOWFish Tale Patricia Anderson 0
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Trail Blazing

Posted by Patricia Anderson
Pender Harbour club member Jon Paine's commitment to building a trail at Garden Bay Lake is an example of a Rotarian at work for the good of all concerned . . .
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Our Ethical Cornerstone

Posted by Patricia Anderson
The 4 Way Test supports Rotarian principles in life, work, and service. But the test was not always part of Rotary--it began with one member who set out to save a failing business . . .
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British Flair

Posted by Patricia Anderson
A visiting Rotarian from Cheltenham, England, was a welcome and entertaining guest . . .
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Reinventing the Wheel

Posted by Patricia Anderson

Rotarians didn't invent the wheel--we're not that old! But we can take credit for reinventing it, in more ways than one . . .

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Leadership 101

Posted by Patricia Anderson
RLI comes to the Sunshine Coast. On August 23, 2008, twenty-six Rotarians gathered at Capilano College, Sechelt, for part one of the Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) training course . . .
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