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Prince George Nechako

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum
850 River Road
Prince George, BC V2L 5S8
Canada
PLEASE TAKE NOTE: In-person meetings have resumed at the Central BC Railway & Forestry Museum. 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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Rotary District 5040 Governor in 2004-05 and 35-year member of RC Prince George Nechako, Ron Neukomm, passed away at Rotary Hospice in Prince George on April 6, 2022. Born and raised in Prince George, Ron received, with his wife Dee, the Prince George Community Foundation's Citizen of the Year Award in 2017 for their extensive volunteer work.
In 1986 Ron was invited to join the Nechako Rotary Club, a month later he was elected director of Community Services. He served as Club Secretary for six years and was Club President in 1996. Ron was District Secretary 1998-99 and Assistant Governor North 2001-2003. He serves on the RYLA North Committee. Both Ron and Dee are Paul Harris Fellows. He served as Rotary district governor in 2004-2005. He took great pride in his 30 years of perfect attendance for weekly club meetings.
 
Ron was born in 1945. He attended school in Prince George, B.C.  After high school, he traveled around the world for a year and a half before returning to Prince George where he was hired by the Pacific Great Eastern Railway (BC Rail).
 
During Ron's 30 years on the railway he held various positions within the railway's Marketing & Sales department in Prince George and Vancouver. In 1997 a career change saw Ron working as a Sales Rep for an industrial wholesale company followed by retirement in 2000.
 
Ron has been an active volunteer in the community of Prince George. He was a Charter member and Past President of Prince George Transportation Club.  Along with Rotary, Ron also served as a director and vice-president of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce and sat as a board director with the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame and the United Way. He was named an honorary life member of the Prince George Child Development Centre for his 12 years of board service, including a term as president. A devoted member of St. Andrew’s United Church, Neukomm worked on the church’s maintenance committee.
 
Ron was named a 2017 Citizen of the Year by the Prince George Community Foundation, receiving the honour alongside his wife, Dee, who is a founding member of Special Olympics Prince George, a provincial and national Special Olympics Female Coach of the Year, and a 1999 inductee into the Prince George Sports Hall of Fame.
 
Dee, their son Curtis and family members were at his side when he passed. He is predeceased by his daughter Lara.
 
A celebration of life for PDG Ron Neukomm has been scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Trinity United Church Prince George.
View online service available at trinitypg.ca  Live Stream
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. 
Speakers
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Meeting moved to Thursday night for a Social with family and friends
Kathy Carlson
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District Governor John Berry
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Information on the District Level
 
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Speakers
MEETING CHANGE TO AUGUST 25TH @ 5:00PM
Aug 24, 2022
Meeting moved to Thursday night for a Social with family and friends
Kathy Carlson
Aug 25, 2022
Social Night
District Governor John Berry
Sep 07, 2022
Information on the District Level