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Each year, the Rotary Club of Fairview presents the Integrity Award to a non-Rotarian. The person chosen for the award leads a life that shows purpose and expresses principles widely accepted in the community ; their life is consistent with the Rotary 4-Way test: Of the things we think say or do, is it the truth, is it fair to all concerned, will it build good will and better friendship and will it be beneficial to all concerned. The candidate is someone who would take a stand without concern for personal loss or reputation, not necessarily someone it the public eye but does contribute to the region. This year Rotary co-president Chris Laue (left) presented the Integrity Shield to Pastor Dave Brisbin of the Fairview Gospel Chapel (right).
Rotary Club of Fairview members were in the market held in the old Fields store Nov. 26, selling popcorn to raise money to help fight polio - Daryl  Greenhill and Pauline Broddle were ready to sell bags of buttered popcorn to any and all.
Tom Yeomans did the draw for the Rotary beef raffle Nov. 26 at Freson Bros in Fairview with supervisor Tamara Welch (right) looking on and Rotarian Chris Laue holding the bucket. Winners were Alvin Dei and Cliff Wagner, 1/2 beef each.
Club Rotary Foundation chair, Pauline Broddle, had the privilege of presenting a Paul Harris +3 pin to Rotarian Dennis Radbourne in recognition of the level achieved in contributions to The Rotary Foundation.
Two Turkeys sitting ing front of the coolers at Fresno Bros. Fairview, selling Rotary Club of Fairview Birthday Calendars AND Beef Raffle tickets. Frozen Turkeys??? Sure feels like it!
Moonlight Madness in Fairview November 27th saw the Rotary Club of Fairview selling popcorn with proceeds going toward the eradication of Polio in the world. $226 worth of popcorn sold and the club adding $1000  made a significant contribution to Polio Plus, a Rotary International entity working to eliminate this terrible disease. Thank you to Warren's Integra Tire and Fairview Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to this opportunity to make a difference.
Pictured L to R Rotarians Chris Laue,  Dennis Radbourne, Pauline Broddle. Missing from photo Rotarians Peter Sellers and Shilo Wild.
Rotary Club held a Beef Raffle recently and the draw was made December 01 at Freson Bros. the beef sponsor. Shown is Rotarian David Andrewsky, Past Club President Chris Laue, Rotarian and store manager Markus Lovsin, Freson's employee Tom Yeomans making the draw. Where's the beef?  Headed south to Jocelyn Boyd of Calgary. Thank you to Freson Bros. and all that purchased tickets.
Rotary Club of Fairview was pleased to assist the FHS staff and students with the annual Community Food Drive in support of the Fairview Food Bank.
Members assisted in the delivery of reusable bags  to each resident in town on Dec 02 and the collection of filled bags on Dec 05.
 Rotarian Dennis Radbourne, Kristen Duncan (FHS  team lead) Rotarians Pauline Broddle and Chris Laue with a cheque presentation to defray costs.
Rotary Club of Fairview awarded the annual Clerk Courtesy Shield today. Recipient Teresa Visser is shown with Rotarians (LR) Pauline Broddle, Marg McCuaig-Boyd, Past Club President Chris Laue and Dennis Radbourne.  Photo courtesy of  Rotarian Chris Eakin.
Rotary Club of Fairview presented the Integrity award today. This years recipient shown here with his wife Christine is Gerard Becher. Making presentation was Past President of our club Chris Laue (R) and Dennis Radbourne. Photo courtesy of  Rotarian Chris Eakin.
Rotary speaker Cheryl Bieda gets all lathered up about her natural soap
Cheryl Bieda from Misty Meadows Soap came to the Rotary Club of Fairview to speak about her products and her history of soap making.
Cheryl is not one to mince words or to try for political correctness, what you see is what you get, and in her case it is a real belief in the importance of using natural organic ingredients when she makes her products.
ROTARYCLUB OF FAIRVIEW is proud of Maureen’s Rotary Journey.
The incoming governor of Rotary district 5020, the Rotary area with the most members of any district in the Western hemisphere, is a Fairview girl.
The Rotary Club of Fairview has never had one of its members become governor of all the clubs in District 5370, but Maureen Fritz-Roberts, a proud graduate of Fairview High School, is taking on the job for all the Rotary clubs on Vancouver Island and down the west coast of Washington state.
“I am in love with the work that Rotary does in the community and around the world,” says Fritz-Roberts, “they are the unsung heroes, reducing poverty, disease and conflict.  If it wasn’t for Rotarians, polio would still be maiming and killing thousands every year around the world.  Rotarians have worked tirelessly to bring clean water and education to almost every corner of the globe.  You only have to look around any community where there is a Rotary club to understand the huge positive impact that this group of volunteers, men and women, young and old, have had.”
Maureen did not begin her Rotary career in Fairview.
“My husband, Dale, joined the Fairview Rotary club when he was 23 and the editor of the Fairview Post.  Back in those days, Rotary had not yet realized that they were missing half of the population of energetic and dedicated volunteers as potential members.  Rotary did not start admitting women as members in Canada until about the time that we moved our family to Comox on Vancouver Island.  We always participated in Rotary as a family.  I was involved with the Rotary youth exchange program in Fairview and continued to do that after moving to BC.”
“In 2002 I was fortunate to be invited to join the Rotary Club of Comox.  They put me to work right away, making me responsible for membership.  I thought the best way to bring in new members was to invite a whole group at once.  In one meeting we inducted 7 new members.  This got the attention of the District Governor at the time and the next thing you knew, I was in charge of membership for all of district 5020.  During my time in that position, we became one of the largest districts in the world by membership.”
“One of the highlights of that time in Rotary was acting as the registrar for one of seven conferences in the world organized by the president of Rotary International, coincidentally a Canadian, that year.”
“After my term as membership chair for the district, I finally got the chance to be president of my own club.  I also had the opportunity to travel to Ethiopia and other parts of Africa three times to immunize children against polio, help with water projects and to initiate a micro-credit program to help women create their own financial success.”
“Now I get to help the 90 Rotary clubs in my district to succeed in helping others, both at home and around the world.  It may not seem that as one person that you have the ability to make the world a better place, but as a Rotarian you can.”
To learn more about Rotary and how you can make a difference in the world, check out Fairview Rotary on the web and contact membership chair, Sherrill Roy for more information.  Fairview Rotary meets Fridays at noon at the Dunvegan Inn
A little maintenance at the clock today, installation of edging, add a little soil and weeding.
Thanks again to Dunvegan Gardens Fairview for the flower donations and Town of Fairview for continuing to water.
Clock and message board refurbishment plans are well on the way however no firm dates in place. We know our community misses it greatly
In appreciation of his service as club President for 2017/18, Pauline Broddle, club Rotary Foundation chair,  presents Chris Laue a certificate and pin acknowledgment of a Paul Harris award.
Pauline explained to those in attendance the history of the award and financial contribution amounts to the Rotary Foundation  in order to obtain.
2017/18 President Chris Laue hands over the gavel to incoming president Shilo Wild. Shilo assumes her role as 2018/19 president on July 01.
Thank you Chris for your service.
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