Club Information
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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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 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Prince George - Nechako has cancelled the PG Rotary Ribfest on June 19 - 21. The following letter was sent to the ribbers involved in the event, along with sponsors.
 
April 18, 2020
 
The Rotary Club of Prince George – Nechako and the PG Rotary Ribfest organizing committee are being vigilant and closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
 
We have also followed strict measures by federal and provincial health authorities including mandatory physical distancing and disallowing mass gatherings to prevent the spread of the disease.
 
Those measures have had a profound impact on our Rotary club and Ribfest organizing committee. We are no longer meeting face-to-face every week, instead staying home and holding our meetings online. The uncertainty around this rapidly-evolving situation and COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of Rotary events, fundraisers and conferences in B.C. and around the world. 
 
The health and safety of those who attend PG Rotary Ribfest is of our utmost concern. That’s why we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 PG Rotary Ribfest on June 19-21 since we simply cannot hold an event that has enormous health risks for all involved in a face-to-face format. 
 
We were really looking forward to the second annual PG Rotary Ribfest at Pacific Western Brewing. There was excitement for all involved and we really wanted to build on the success of the inaugural 2019 event. It’s also a new fundraiser for our Rotary club and gives us the opportunity to showcase what Rotary is all about – community volunteers working together to create lasting change in Prince George. And have fun doing it.
 
We also understand the profound financial impact COVID-19 is having on businesses such as yours, those who we rely on to support our events. Please know that we are thinking of you and send you our best wishes.
 
We hope you understand our decision. We will immediately return any funds we have received from you as Ribbers and sponsors. 
We hope that we can return in 2021 once it’s safe to do so.
 
Sincerely,
 
Rachelle Delorey
President, Rotary Club of Prince George
 
Robert Quibell, Kathy Carlson
Co-chairs, PG Rotary Ribfest
We really enjoyed the presentation by Dustin Snyder of the Spruce City Wildlife Association at our meeting on March 11.
Spruce City Wildlife Association is run by 100 per cent of volunteers and is heavily involved in the community - back country clean-up, trout release, salmon send-off, the family fishing derby, and school group tours through its hatchery along the Nechako River. The hatchery is the only one north of Kamloops. 
Founded in 1970, Spruce City Wildlife is a conservation club that is comprised of hunters, anglers, trappers and various outdoor enthusiasts. Its mandate is to ensure the sound long-term management of B.C.’s fish, wildlife, park and outdoor recreational resources in the best interests of all British Columbians.
They did their first Chinook Salmon fry release four years ago as it's a good way to remind people that salmon are here. 
Spruce City Wildlife Association is providing conservation for future generations.
Thanks again Dustin for giving an update on all the great work SCWA does in Prince George and northern B.C.
Our Rotarian of the Week for Feb. 26 is Kathy Carlson (middle) who was selected by Harold Hartshorne, Rotarian of the Week for Feb. 19. 
Kathy is our club admin chair who lines up our guest speakers and she also played a vital role in helping organize Operation Red Nose and now Prince George Ribfest in June. 
Harold is a valuable member of our club who volunteers for us during our Prince George Cougars nights, Operation Red Nose, spring clean up and is always there to lend a helping hand whenever we need him. 
Congratulations Kathy and Harold. You indeed are #PeopleofAction! #WeAreRotary 
Speakers
President Kathy
Jul 28, 2021
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DG Lorne
Aug 25, 2021
Lorne’s official visit
 
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