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Aldergrove

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:10 AM
White Spot Best Western
3070 264th St.
Back Room
Aldergrove, BC  V4W 3E1
Canada
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Susan Hunt
Apr 17, 2020
Community School Coordinator Aldergrove
Executive Update
Feb 28, 2020
Jack Nicholson
Feb 21, 2020
Update on RI Foundation fundraising and Paul Harris awards
Sanjeev Nand
Feb 14, 2020 7:10 AM
Langley Community Services
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Rotarian Larry McGuinness presents 30 X $25 gift cards from the Otter Co-Op and 30 X $25 gift cards from the Save-On Foods to Mary Van Zuuk, Manager Aldergrove Food Bank and volunteer Tannis Percival.
 
          As part of our efforts to help people in need during the COVIT-19 pandemic crisis, we are happy to be able to partner with the Aldergrove Food Bank to provide grocery gift cards to local families experiencing additional hardships during this challenging time.
         The dollar value of these cards, $1,500.00, represents a portion of a donation that The Rotary Club of Aldergrove is making to the Aldergrove Food Bank. The rest will be available in a few weeks.
        These cards are part of a matching grant that we applied for and were granted from the Rotary International District 5050 Special Fund.
 
It was with regret that the RibFest Langley Organizing Committee voted to cancel RibFest 2020 due to concerns related to the COVID-19        pandemic. Stating that it was inappropriate at this time to ask RibFest sponsors to confirm their financial support, Jeff Morfitt, who chaired the  successful entry-free family event for its first two years, said the other consideration for cancellation was the uncertainty that guests would feel  comfortable attending the crowded venue at this time. 
 In spite of the loss of anticipated revenue from RibFest 2020 , (last year RibFest raised $150,000 to support local projects,) RibFest's continued support in local communities this year includes providing financial assistance to help keep the Starfish Backpack programs operational, donating to the new Langley Hospice, and giving 3,400 pairs of latex gloves to Inclusion Langley and Fraser Health.
 
Organizers have reached out to sponsors, suppliers, entertainers, ribbers and volunteers with this unfortunate news, offering thanks for their past involvement and best wishes that they continue to be safe.  Jeff Morfitt confirmed that RibFest Langley 2021 is on the drawing boards, tentatively set for August 13-15, 2021, and said he is looking forward to re-kindling RibFest's partnerships with so many excellent organizations and people.   
In spite of the fact that the schools are closed and Aldergrove Starfish students can't pick up their backpacks of nutritious food for the weekend every Friday, the Program continues -- just in a different way.  The Aldergrove Rotary Club has donated $8,000. to the Langley School District Foundation, whose executive director Susan Cairns is coordinating a gift card program to address the ongoing need.  Starfish families will receive $50 in gift cards to Save-On Foods and Otter Co-op each week until the end of school closure, possibly til the end of the school year. 
"We are grateful to the many donors who have supported this Program over the past five years and whose generous donations have made it possible for us to continue helping the Starfish families during the many challenges brought about by COVID-19," said Charlie Fox, the club's Starfish coordinator.  Donations can be made online at starfishpack.com by clicking the "donate" button and selecting "Aldergrove."
Regular Friday morning meetings of the Aldergrove Rotary Club have been suspended til future notice in an attempt to help stem the spread of COVID-19 and to keep our members healthy. We will return as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we wish everyone a safe and healthy passage through these very difficult and challenging times.
Thank you Township of Langley
 
Your Grant funds in 2019 provided support for  Betty Gilbert Middle School’s Summer Session.