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Welcome to our Club!
Prince George Nechako

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Prestige Hotel and Resort
2005 Hwy 97 South
Prince George, BC V2N 7A3
Canada
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: In-person meetings have resumed at the Prestige Treasure Cove Resort. Those who wish to can still tune in remotely via Zoom. Please email nechakorotarypresident@gmail.com for the Zoom link. Thank you.
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Thanks to the work of Rotarians in Vancouver, prominent landmarks such as BC Place, Vancouver City Hall’s clock were lit up in red, while Telus Science World shone bright Sunday Oct 24.
 
Elsewhere, you might have seen photos of prominent landmarks around the world glowing in red.
 
The Nasdaq at Times Square in New York City glowing in purple, for example.
 
It’s all due to Rotarians around the world displaying their commitment to eradicate polio on World Polio Day on Oct. 24.
 
Prince George Rotarians participated in a virtual polio walk. 
 
Thanks to Rotary and our partners and our vaccination efforts, more than 19 million people are walking today. More than 1.5 million children’s lives have been saved. More than 2.5 billion children have been immunized. 
Dolly Hilton joined the Rotary Club of Prince George – Nechako in July 2010 and hasn’t looked back since. 

She first joined the club from an invitation from her friend Leona Anderson, a long-time member of the club and the Board.

Dolly initially joined for networking but soon realized it had so much more to offer than a small community-minded charity once she found the true meaning of being a Rotarian. As is her habit, once she became a Rotarian she joined the Board, eventually becoming President in 2015-16. That year under Dolly’s leadership, she led the club to one of the district’s most esteemed honours, being named the club-of-the-year.

She has stayed on the Board in different capacities since and likes to be part of the decision-making team of the club.
She was asked to join the District Foundation Committee about five years ago and presently holds the position of Paul Harris Society Co-ordinator. She believes strongly in supporting the charities she is passionate about. The Rotary Foundation is top of the list as she is a Sustaining Member of the Paul Harris Society.
On Tuesday, Sept. 21 we marked the United Nations International Day of Peace, recognized internationally every year on Sept. 21.
Members from the four Prince George Rotary clubs (including District 5040 Governor Lorne Calder) gathered Tuesday morning at City Hall to raise the UN Peace Flag with Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall.
From the UN: "as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier."
Congratulations to Dolly Hilton who received her Paul Harris Fellow +7 pin recently from our president Kathy Carlson. The Paul Harris Fellow pins recognize those who have contributed $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation which helps Rotarians advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty. #WeAreRotary #RotaryFoundation #pgrotary #PeopleOfAction
Join us at our Wednesday, June 2 meeting to hear from Tamara Shaw. Tamara will discuss your PG Passport for Your Summer Staycation. Our meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. Email nechakorotarypresident@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
Join us at our Wednesday, April 21 Zoom meeting to hear from Terri McClymont, executive director at Prince George REAPS (Recycling & Environmental Action Planning Society). 
Terri will discuss composting and recycling along with topics on waste avoidance, reducing food waste, composting, and make small everyday changes for the environment.
Our meeting gets underway at 7:30 a.m. Email nechakorotarypresident@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
Join us at our meeting this Wednesday, March 10 at 7:30 a.m. to hear from Connie Abe, executive director at AWAC - Association Advocating for Women and Community. She'll tell us where all the funds from the recent Coldest Night of the Year go towards as well as all the important initiatives AWAC undertakes in Prince George. Email nechakorotarypresident@gmail.com for the Zoom link. #PeopleOfAction #WeAreRotary #CityOfPG
We're participating in the Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 20 and walking 5K.
It's a fundraiser for Awac Prince George, the Association Advocating for Women and Community, a non-profit organization in Prince George that began in 1994. Its original mandate was to provide safe and supportive shelter for street -involved women and female youth. They have since expanded their services to respond to an increase in the rate of homelessness for both men and women. You can either donate or send a message to the team at this link.
Dennis Spurgin from the Rotary Club of Palm Springs - Sunup joins us this Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7:30 a.m. to discuss Project Peanut Butter, a program to treat and cure children of Severe and Acute Malnutrition. 
SAM kills more than 3.5 million children worldwide each year. More children die of SAM each year than of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined. But, on the brighter side, we are very near to finding a global solution to SAM. It is as simple as a jar of specially developed peanut butter known as “Ready-to-use Therapeutic Food” (RUTF).  
Project Peanut Butter, spearheaded by Spurgin, has received funding from Rotary clubs around the world, including the Nechako Rotary Club, along with support from the World Health Organization. 
For the Zoom link, please email nechakorotarypresident@gmail.com
 
Join us at our meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 18 as we hear from Andy Beesley, Vice President, Business of the Prince George Cougars. 
Andy will give us an update on the status of the Western Hockey League team as it deals with the coronavirus pandemic.
For the last several seasons, our Rotarians have volunteered as ushers at their home games at CN Centre. We appreciate the partnership that we have built supporting each other's community endeavours
You can safely join us for breakfast at the Prestige Hotel at 7:15 a.m. or you can attend online via Zoom. Email nechakorotarypresident@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
We are thrilled to receive our Rotary Presidential Citation for 2019-20. The citation recognizes our club achieving goals around membership, service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation and building awareness of Rotary in our community. 
District 5040 Governor Elect Lorne Calder from the Prince George Rotary Club Downtown presented the certificate to our club president Rachelle Delorey at our hybrid meeting on Nov. 4 at the Prestige Hotel. #PeopleOfAction #WeAreRotary
Join us at our Wednesday, Nov. 4 meeting to find out more about our Journey to the Well project that was spearheaded by former Rotarian Debbie Down and Brenda Colebrook.
It's a project where they and the club partnered with the Rotary Club of Arusha to build a pair of water wells in northern Tanzania in 2017. Several District 5040 Rotary clubs also contributed to the project that we received a $10,000 grant from the Rotary Foundation that helped raise a little more than $42,000 to build the wells. Join us at the Prestige Hotel at 7:15 a.m. in person or else email nechakorotarypresident@gmail.com for the Zoom link.
Prince George, B.C., September 21, 2020 — Prince George Rotarians, along with the City of Prince George raised the United Nations peace flag today at City Hall to proclaim Sept. 21 as the International Day of Peace and the week dedicated to peace in Prince George.
 
Members from the four Prince George Rotary Clubs (Prince George, Nechako and Yellowhead and Rotaract Club were joined by Rotary International District 5040 Governor Dave Hamilton, a member of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen, along with Prince George Mayor Lyn Hall, a member of the Rotary Club of Prince George – Nechako. 
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Nechako Rotary Club and the Prince George RCMP are gearing up for the Great Big Bike Registry on Sunday, Aug. 9.
 
Rotary volunteers and representatives of the RCMP will be fanned out at eight locations across the city encouraging cyclists of all ages to stop by and register their bikes with 529 Garage, a comprehensive bike registry and recovery system with the primary goal of deterring bike theft.
Congratulations to our President Rachelle Delorey who was named the 2019-20 Nechako Rotarian of the Year for her fantastic contributions Sunday at our physically-distanced President's Picnic. 
We also presented volunteer extraordinaire John Ruston with a special Paul Harris Fellow for his service to our club with Operation Red Nose Prince George (has volunteered every night for the last 11 years) and as a game host at the Prince George Cougars games, among others.
Lorne Calder, 2020-21 District Governor-Elect, oversaw the installation of Rachelle, who is staying on another year as President, and the incoming board. #PeopleofAction #WeAreRotary 
 
 
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Speakers
Richard McAloney and Shannon Freeman
Dec 08, 2021
CTAAN Centre for Technology Adoption for the Aging in the North
Kathy Carlson and Ken Pendergast
Dec 15, 2021
Club AGM
Kathy Carlson
Dec 22, 2021
Christmas Breakfast
Kathy Carlson
Dec 29, 2021
Breakfast at the Railway Museum