Rotary Club of Langley 

Langley's first Rotary Club, chartered 30 Dec. 1958

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Community Grants
Pictured below, Treasurer David Truman presents cheques for $7500 to Pat Matiowski of Langley Lodge, and $10,000 to Karin Massar of the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation.
 
  
Community Grants 2016-11-22 08:00:00Z
Bequest Society
Club President Allan Richmond and Joan Richmond are thanked by District Governor Scott Dudley for supporting the Rotary Foundation by joining the Bequest Society.
Bequest Society 2016-11-22 08:00:00Z
Paul Harris Fellows
One of the pleasant duties of District Governor Scott Dudley on his official visit was to award Paul Harris Fellowships to Trisha Evans and Bob Hillmer for their service to the club.  They are joined by Past District Governor Wayne Wiebe.
Paul Harris Fellows 2016-11-22 08:00:00Z
Medical Goods for Ukraine
On November 12, members of the club and numerous volunteers loaded a container of Medical Goods and Supplies, destined for Odessa, Ukraine.   The club is paying for the shipping cost, while all the goods, valued at over $300,000 were donated to Rotary World Help from various sources.   Rotary World Help is a registered charity operated by 35 BC Rotary Clubs.
 
Medical Goods for Ukraine 2016-11-19 08:00:00Z
Oktober Fiesta for Langley Lodge
The club's Oktober Fiesta & Auction (Oct 15) raised $7,500 for the Langley Care Foundation, operators of Langley Lodge.   The club has also announced a grant of $10,000 to the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation to purchase a Pediatric Ventilator.
Oktober Fiesta for Langley Lodge 2016-10-21 07:00:00Z
2016 Secondary School Scholarship Winners
We are pleased to announce the winners of our secondary schools graduation scholarships of $1000 each, pictured below with Past District Governor Wayne Wiebe.
 
Belah Lee
 
Bethany Hitchman
 
 
  Kayley Boutcher
 
 
 Jenna Richmond
 
 
Kayla Salisbury  
 
Arshpreet Sidhu
2016 Secondary School Scholarship Winners 2016-07-05 07:00:00Z
We Have Moved!
The club now meets in the new Timms Centre in downtown Langley. The Timms Centre parking entrance is off Douglas Crescent, west of 204 Street.  Doors open at 6:30 PM for coffee, with the program starting at 7:00.  No dinner is served.
We Have Moved! 2016-07-01 07:00:00Z
Welcome New Member
The club is pleased to welcome Dominique Denis as our newest member!
 
Welcome New Member 2016-04-28 07:00:00Z
Rotary Fiesta and Auction - May 7
Rotary Fiesta and Auction - May 7 2016-02-16 08:00:00Z
Welcome New Members - Anne Guite and Leon Jensen
We are pleased to announce that Anne Guite and Leon Jensen have joined the club.  Welcome!
    
Welcome New Members - Anne Guite and Leon Jensen 2015-12-17 08:00:00Z
Tepehua Maternity Clinic Update
Three of our members, and one very enthusiastic spouse recently made the trip to Tepehua to help work on the new Maternity Clinic!  Please check out the video in this story!
Tepehua Maternity Clinic Update Anthony Ball 2015-12-14 08:00:00Z
World's Greatest Meal (Media Release)
LANGLEY, BC - The Rotary Club of Langley (evening club) will be celebrating World Polio Day by hosting a World’s Greatest Meal event on Oct. 29, 2015.  The event will be a pot-luck dinner, with proceeds contributed to Rotary’s Polio Eradication program.  World Polio Day (Oct. 24) is held on the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Jonas Salk, inventor of the oral polio vaccine.
 
Since 1984, Rotary International has spearheaded the effort to eradicate polio, worldwide, forever.  Joined by the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control, UNICEF, and more recently, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the effort has slashed new polio cases from over 400,000 per year, to only 57 to date in 2015.   The wild polio virus remains endemic in only Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria.  But there have been no cases in Nigeria for over a year, and it is expected that all of Africa will soon be declared polio-free.
 
It is estimated that over $5 billion is still needed to complete the vaccinations that will forever erase polio from the world.   Admission to the World’s Greatest Meal is by donation of $20 or more.  Tax receipts WILL be issued.   Contact David Truman, Rotary District 5050 PolioPlus chair for reservations or further details.
World's Greatest Meal (Media Release) 2015-09-24 07:00:00Z
Six Langley Students win $1000 Scholarships

The club has awarded 6 x $1000 scholarships to graduating Langley secondary school students.  The winners are:

Eric Cho, Yi Wei Zhao and Boyuan Zheng from  R.E. Mountain Secondary (pictured below), and Nicole Godlar (Langley  Fundamental), Tori Nikkel (D.W. Poppy), and Brenna Waugh (Langley Fundamental). 

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Six Langley Students win $1000 Scholarships 2013-04-27 00:00:00Z
Music Access Society

The Music Access Society is doing well, in part due to a grant from our club.  Pictured below is one of the students with her "new" violin.

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Music Access Society 2013-04-21 00:00:00Z
Three New Grants to the Community
The Board has approved:
  • A $3500 grant to the Langley Music Access Society
  • A $6000 grant to APEX Secondary School for school meals
  • A $4000 grant to Brookswood Seniors Centre for washroom upgrades
Three New Grants to the Community 2013-01-25 00:00:00Z
New Scholarship Funded

At the Langley interclub meeting Jan. 16, president Garth Hansen presented KPU President Allan Davis with a cheque for $25,000, which will fund a $1250 scholarship in perpetuity at KPU in the name of Marion Laurie, benefactor to our club.

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New Scholarship Funded 2013-01-17 00:00:00Z
Langley Leads Foundation Donations

Wow!   Half way through the Rotary Year, and the Rotary Club of Langley leads the way in District 5050 in donations to the Rotary Foundation.  Over $20,467 has been donated to the Annual Programs Fund; an average of $682 per club member.  A substantial portion of this was from the estate of former member Rick Buck.  In addition, $2876 has been donated to Polio Plus; $96 per member.

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Langley Leads Foundation Donations 2012-12-22 00:00:00Z
Les Clay Honoured

Member Les Clay has been honoured for his long service to Rotary and the community with a Distinguished Service Award.  Les has been a Rotarian for 45 years.  The award was presented by Past District Governor Wayne Wiebe.

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Les Clay Honoured 2012-12-14 00:00:00Z
Langley Ukes Bring Christmas Cheer

The club Christmas dinner had a surprise visit from the Langley Ukelele Ensemble, lead by our own Peter Luongo.  Although they had been up since 4 AM and done three prior performances, the Ensemble honoured us with a rousing rendition of our favourite Christmas songs.

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Langley Ukes Bring Christmas Cheer 2012-12-14 00:00:00Z
New Members Sworn In

The Rotary Club of Langley is pleased to welcome two new members.  Pictured are Manjit Gill and Jasvinder (Jolly) Dhaliwal.

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New Members Sworn In 2012-12-14 00:00:00Z
15 Christmas Food Hampers for Apex Families

The Rotary Club of Langley will be supporting 15 families with Christmas Food Hampers this year.  The families in need all have students attending Apex Secondary School.

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15 Christmas Food Hampers for Apex Families 2012-12-07 00:00:00Z
New Board and President Nominee

The result of Club elections held on Dec. 6 are as follows.  The new board takes office on July 1, 2013.

President: Gaetan Myre

Vice President: Jorda Maisey

Secretary: Bob Lukie

Treasurer: Gary Brackenbury

Past President: Garth Hansen

President-elect: Dr. Brendan Martin (President for 2014-15)

Directors: Allan Richmond, Kay Easingwood, Wayne Wiebe, Anthony Ball, Bev Droulis, Alex Blackburn.

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 President-nominee Dr. Brendan Martin

New Board and President Nominee 2012-12-07 00:00:00Z
Rotary Impact in Gulu, Ethiopia

Below is a letter from one school we supported last year with school supplies, sporting equipment, music instruments and bolts of material for their dance competitions. It sure is nice to see our funds having such a positive impact on a community and a village being so appreciative. - Myriah Lea Tucker, Rotary Club of Langley

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We received the this letter this year from the Principal at Koch Koo primary school.  Principal Alice has given us a letter each year…and those letters usually included a shopping list of needs (not wants!) for the benefit of the school and the children.

Over the years – we have passed the hat amongst the group and repaired the school’s borehole, built teachers desks, provided hand washing stations, provided math/geometry sets etc. The list of our work at this school is long.  Last year we were asked for what on the surface seemed like some “wants”…being sports and music/dance supplies (in addition to other school supplies).  We deliberated this request --- however had fun doing the shopping for the supplies which were delivered to the school by our fellow Rotarians in Gulu.

This year – the letter from Principal Alice…was a big huge thank you!  No asks…no needs….just thank you --- to each one of you who has helped elevate this school to a level of education (and pride in their school) that would not have been possible without your (and your Clubs’) contributions over the years.   -  Carol Tichelman, Rotary Club of Chilliwack.

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Rotary Impact in Gulu, Ethiopia 2012-11-30 00:00:00Z
$1000 Awarded to Langley Student

The club has awarded $1000 to Nicole Godler, a student at Langley Fundamental Middle and Secondary School.  The funds will be used for a school humanitarian project in Nicaragua. She is pictured with Dr. John Brynjolfson and President Garth Hansen.

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$1000 Awarded to Langley Student 2012-11-09 00:00:00Z
$8,000 donated to Langley Memorial Hospital
The club has donated $8,000 to the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation to purchase a " flexible rhinolaryngoscope".  This instrument is used to diagnose breathing problems.
$8,000 donated to Langley Memorial Hospital 2012-09-28 00:00:00Z
Tip 'n Taste Event makes $11,000
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The results are in from 2012 Tip 'n Taste.  The three club event profit was over $11,000, which will be shared evenly between Langley, Langley Central and Langley Sunrise clubs.   The event was dedicated to improving Child Health and Literacy.   Thank you to all the businesses, attendees and Rotarians who made the event a success.
Tip 'n Taste Event makes $11,000 2012-09-24 00:00:00Z
St. John Ambulance Thank You
A letter of thanks has been received from the St. John Ambulance society for our $10,000 donation.  You can see the letter in the "Downloads" section of our web site, or follow this link: http://www.clubrunner.ca/Data/5050/253/HTML/174375//CCF090612_00000.jpg
St. John Ambulance Thank You 2012-09-06 00:00:00Z
Container of Goods to Chile
As a member of the Rotary World Help Network, the club is paying $5000 to ship a container of badly needed goods to Chile. Club members are encouraged to help and/or watch the container being packed on the morning of JULY 28.
Container of Goods to Chile 2012-07-20 00:00:00Z
Langley Rotary Supports the Arts
The Rotary Club of Langley is making a $2500 donation to Bard in The Valley.  This group provides free summer performances of Shakespeare plays each summer in Langley.
Langley Rotary Supports the Arts 2012-07-12 00:00:00Z
Gala and Auction Coming Soon

It's less than a month to go before the club's Fall Gala and Auction.  A terrific number of quality and unique items will be up for auction including:

  • A week vacation in Las Vegas during March Break 2015
  • Over $5000 in jewelry
  • Two hand made park benches
  • Flights for two people with the Fraser Blues
  • Trevor Linden autographed photos and jerseys
  • A custom made cashmere suit

Full event details and tickets are available at: http://langleyrotaryauction.org

Gala and Auction Coming Soon
Clubrunner Setup

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Clubrunner Setup Brendan Martin