The Rotary Learning Institute is coming to the Sunrise Banquet Centre in Surrey, BC on Saturday November 2nd, 2019. Parts 1, 2 and 3 are being offered. To register CLICK on the level that you wish to attend -  for PART 1,   PART 2,   PART 3
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Shekar Mehta 2021-22 President 2019-08-06 07:00:00Z 0
August is Membership & New Club Development Month. For resources to help your club grow and engage your members CLICK HERE
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DG Installation 2019 2019-07-24 07:00:00Z 0
You are invited to a Meet and Greet with RI President Mark Maloney on Saturday August 17th from 4-6 pm at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Surrey, BC.
To reserve your spot CLICK HERE.
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DG Club Visitation Schedule 2019-20 2019-07-19 07:00:00Z 0
August 2019 Peace Arch Journal 2019-07-03 07:00:00Z 0
July 2019 PAJ 2019-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Meet our New District Governor, Brad Whittaker 2019-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
RI President Mark Maloney's theme for 2019-20, "Rotary Connects the World", asks Rotarians to strengthen the many ways that Rotary Connects the World, building the connections that allow talented, thoughtful, and generous people to unite and take meaningful action through Rotary service.
For more information and to download logo and material CLICK HERE
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Our own Phoenix MacLaren has been awarded the Rotary International Award of Honor by R.I. President Barry Rassin. This award is given by the President with the support of the Board of Directors, during #Rotaract 19. Phoenix is in amazing company with previous recipients including 6 Kings, I Queen, 35 Country Presidents, 2 Princes, 1 Princess, a former Secretary General of the U.N. and a Pope. CONGRATULATIONS Phoenix. For more info & Past Recipients CLICK HERE
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Holger Knaack selected 2020-21 RI President 2019-05-10 07:00:00Z 0
2019 Golfun 2019-05-08 07:00:00Z 0
2019 Governors Installation 2019-05-08 07:00:00Z 0
Niagara Falls 2019 Zone Conference 2019-05-03 07:00:00Z 0
RI President Nominee Resigns 2019-04-30 07:00:00Z 0
PNW PETS seeks training instructors 2019-04-24 07:00:00Z 0
RYE Showcase Presentation , April 13, 2019 2019-04-23 07:00:00Z 0
5050 & 5030 Polio Fundraiser 2019-04-17 07:00:00Z 0
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The traveling Peace Arch was conceived by PDG Mel Hollinger in 1989. When Mel was installed as District Governor in 1990 he implemented the program with the following words:
  
"This Peace Arch is a symbol of friendship between our two countries. The object is to encourage us to travel back and forth across the border to neighboring clubs to visit and enjoy Rotary. It must not sit on one side of the border for long periods of time."
 
Over the years it has traveled many thousands of miles across our border, and has helped build many new Rotary friendships. Although it was conceived in 1989, it is uncertain when the program actually began. According to an article written by Bruce Kleeberger, the first exchange of the Traveling Peace Arch took place on May 2nd, 2003 with the Rotary Club of Anacortes (WA). It has traveled across the border between "Sons of a Common Mother" ever since.
 
When a club has received a surprise visit from the latest custodian of District 5050's symbol of inter-club fellowship, it was their responsibility to pass it on across the border as quickly as possible. In one case, the Bellingham Sunrise (WA) club, delivered it to the White Rock Peninsula Club (BC) within four hours.
 
Unfortunately, over the years the tradition has sometimes languished, until today the original arch has actually been lost.
 
At the 2019 District Conference, District Governor Linda Murray replaced the original Peace Arch replica with a Peace Arch coffee cup, reinventing the tradition and turning it into a district wide contest in hopes of revitalizing the program and encouraging interclub fellowship. The rules of the contest are simple...
 
Traveling Peace Arch Contest Rules
 
1.       Take the cup to a club meeting of your choice ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE US CANADIAN BORDER FROM YOUR CLUB.
2.       Take as many of your club members as possible with you.
3.       Points are awarded as follows
a.       Points awarded can be POSITIVE or NEGATIVE!
b.       5 positive points for each member in your group
c.       1 positive point for each mile between your regular meeting place and theirs
d.       10 negative points for each week or portion of a week that the cup is still in your possession beginning 14 days after you received it.
e.       10 positive points extra will be awarded if you upload a story and pictures of your visit.
4.       After visiting another club and leaving the cup behind, log onto www.district5050.org, click on the link to this story, and add your comments below to receive credit for your visit. Remember to describe your visit in detail and email a copy, including pictures for extra points to editor.paj@gmail.com !
5.       The club with the most POSITIVE points will be recognized annually and awarded a prize decided on by the current District Governor
6.       The club with the most NEGATIVE points will also be recognized annually and awarded a (Booby?) prize decided on by the current District Governor.
 
For more information about the Travelling Peace Arch, please contact the TPA Coordinator by emailing editor.paj@gmail.com.
 
 
 
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2019 Conference Sponsor Thank you 2019-04-08 07:00:00Z 0
District Secretary Position Needed 2019-03-12 07:00:00Z 0
Video: People of Action: Our Connections 2019-02-27 08:00:00Z 0
Copy of 2019-2020 Theme Announced  2019-01-14 08:00:00Z 0
2019-2020 Theme Announced  2019-01-14 08:00:00Z 0
June is Fellowship Month 2018-12-31 08:00:00Z 0
What We See and What We Do - Video 2018-12-24 08:00:00Z 0
What We See and What We Do-Video 2018-12-24 08:00:00Z 0
Beverly Harrington: District Governor nominee 2021-22  2018-12-10 08:00:00Z 0
 
Disease Prevention & Treatment is the Rotary International Theme for the Month of December. To learn more about what is being done and what you can do, CLICK HERE             
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The Districts new Rotary Club, Chilliwack Rotary After Hours, had their charter night, November 26th at the Twisted Thistle Restaurant, 41 charter members were installed by PDG Bill Robson and DG Linda Murray. 60 people were in attendance to support the new club. CLICK HERE for more info.
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Early bird Registration of $ 395.00 USD, is available until December 15th. CLICK HERE        
 
There is an opportunity for a dinner cruise with districts 5170 (California) and our neighbour 5020.  The cost is $100 USD and there is room for only 200 people.   More information CLICK HERE   If you choose register for this cruise, choose District 5050 under Club Affiliation.
For more Important Convention information and other related  links CLICK HERE
 
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The District Conference is a great opportunity to experience Rotary beyond the club. Meet new friends , great fellowship and enjoy inspiring speakers.
New Information on the District Conference, Click Here
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This year the Foundation Dinner Theme is Celebrating our International Partners.You are invited to wear dress representing an international country you have visited or one that represents our International relationships. Otherwise dress code is business.  The evening will celebrate our Foundation Successes and feature Polio Survivor Joan Toone and a silent auction.
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Rotary Leadership Institute 2018-08-29 07:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Installation 2018 2018-08-18 07:00:00Z 0
Governor Club Visitation Schedule 2018-08-16 07:00:00Z 0
August 2018 PAJ 2018-08-16 07:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day 2018-08-11 07:00:00Z 0
Download Theme Be The Inspiration 2018-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Video: Intro of 2018-19 Theme 2018-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Meet Barry Rassin 2018-06-30 07:00:00Z 0
Miss Vicky Polio Fundraiser 2018-05-13 07:00:00Z 0
Golfun 2018 2018-05-06 07:00:00Z 0
Peace Arch Journal James Monroe 2018-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Networking Plus Spotlight 2018-05-01 07:00:00Z 0
Facilitator Training 2018-04-29 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Smiles Video 2018-04-15 07:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Social Media Training 2018-03-31 07:00:00Z 0
Snohomish Rotaract 2018-03-18 07:00:00Z 0
District Get Together Toronto 2018-03-18 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Now Zone Conference 2018 Montreal 2018-02-11 08:00:00Z 0
Video: Cliff Dochterman - If I Could Be President Again 2018-02-01 08:00:00Z 0
RYLA 2018 Phoenix McLaren 2018-01-26 08:00:00Z 0
Rotarians are peace builders. Find out how in this video and get involved.

 

 
Rotary: Building Peace Video 2018-01-03 08:00:00Z 0
Grants Management Seminars Jane Helten 2018-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Passport Club 2018-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
 

Download it from the App Store or Google Play!
 
RNP App 2018-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Action Groups 2018-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Fellowships 2018-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Video: Vision For A Better World Sean Hogan 2018-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Carol Tichelman: District Governor Nominee 2020-21 Lyle Ryan 2017-12-17 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Giving Tuesday 2017-11-25 08:00:00Z 0
Video: What Is Rotary?  Funny! 2017-11-22 08:00:00Z 0
Video: 5 Myths About Rotary Membership 2017-11-22 08:00:00Z 0
November Is Rotary Foundation Month Jane Helten 2017-11-05 07:00:00Z 0
DG Lindagene speaks at the Vancouver Presidential Peacebuilding Conference. 
Over 800 joined Rotary International President Ian Riseley for the first in a series of six worldwide conferences.  Speakers from D5050 included Dean Rohrs (RIVP) and Phoenix McLaren (RYLA Co-Chair).  Mary Schoenfeldt (Everett) organized the Sgts At Arms.  Thank you to all who participated!
Presidential Conference 2017-11-05 07:00:00Z 0
District Conference 2017-11-05 07:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day 2017-10-24 07:00:00Z 0
Sonoma Fire 2017-10-18 07:00:00Z 0
The Skagit Valley Rotaract Club held its Charter Party on Thursday, October 19.  Rotaract Club members are between the ages of 18 to 30 and are official partners with Rotary.  Click to visit https://rotaract5050.org/ 
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Rotary Fellowships & Action Groups 2017-10-01 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation Dinner 2017-10-01 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Convention 2018 2017-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
Nominations for District Governor Lyle Ryan 2017-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
Wanted: Peace Arch Journal Editor 2017-09-22 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Global Rewards 2017-09-17 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of Bellingham Centennial 2017-09-17 07:00:00Z 0
Youth Adventures In Leadership (YAIL) 2017-09-09 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute Terry Becker 2017-09-03 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Passport Club 2017-08-22 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Now! 2017-08-22 07:00:00Z 0
DG Club Visit Schedule Sean Hogan 2017-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary's People of Action 2017-07-29 07:00:00Z 0
Sam Owori's acceptance speech at the Atlanta Rotary Convention
on his election as Rotary International President for 2018-19 

 
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Rotarians remember and mourn the loss of President-Elect Sam Owori, who died from complications following surgery.  Dean Rohrs, Rotary Vice President and a friend of Sam Owori, represented Rotary International at his celebration of life in Uganda
 
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Rotary Facilitator Training 2017-07-28 07:00:00Z 0
Governor Scott Video Montage 2017-07-09 07:00:00Z 0
Meet Governor Linda Murray 2017-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Video: People of Action 2017-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Meet Ian Riseley 2017-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Video: Polio Eradication - Thank You Rotary! 2017-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Video: Drop To Zero 2017-06-18 07:00:00Z 0
Governor Installation Dinner 2017-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
District Leadership Opportunities 2017-05-22 07:00:00Z 0
District Awards 2017 Lyle Ryan 2017-05-07 07:00:00Z 0
Women Mentoring 2017-05-03 07:00:00Z 0
PNW PETS Instructors 2017-05-02 07:00:00Z 0
District Get Together Dinner in Atlanta 2017-04-02 07:00:00Z 0
District Conference Feature 2017-03-01 08:00:00Z 0
Everett Rotary Centennial 2017-02-01 08:00:00Z 0
Dean Rohrs: RI Vice President 2017-01-24 08:00:00Z 0
Membership Seminars 2017-01-22 08:00:00Z 0
PR Boot Camps 2017-01-22 08:00:00Z 0
Foundation Centennial wines are now available in Washington and BC.
Blooms Winery has generously extended their offer to July 1.

St Hubertus Winery is also offering Centennial wines for those in BC.
 
CLICK TO GET THE ORDER FORM FOR BLOOMS or ST HUBERTUS
 
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Rotary 2017-18 Theme Announced 2017-01-21 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary: Making A Difference 2017-01-21 08:00:00Z 0
ClubRunner Website Support Resources 2017-01-15 08:00:00Z 0
Conference Speaker: HK Derryberry 2017-01-14 08:00:00Z 0
Million Dollar Dinner 2017-01-12 08:00:00Z 0
Video: Why Join Rotary? 2017-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary - Incredible Machine Video Sean Hogan 2017-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Video: The Rotary Foundation's Century Of Service 2017-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Video - Make A World Of Difference 2017-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Video: Cliff Docherman : Rotary Presidents Are The Conductor 2016-12-31 08:00:00Z 0
Governor Scott Video Interview 2016-11-02 07:00:00Z 0
Polio Matching Funds 2016-10-23 07:00:00Z 0
D5050 Foundation Dinner 2016-09-23 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Video:  No Limits 2016-08-31 07:00:00Z 0
Public Image Boot Camp 2016-08-28 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarians - Do you wish to have the exciting position of Assistant Governor?
In the 2019-20 Rotary year, we are seeking three new AG's for Area B (Abbotsford and Mission), Area D (Coquitlam, Haney, Meadow Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody), and Area F (Semiahmoo, South Surrey, White Rock).   For more information CLICK HERE

 

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Governor's Membership Minute 2016-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
District Learning Opportunities 2016-07-22 07:00:00Z 0
Million Dollar Dinner Video 2016-07-19 07:00:00Z 0
Vocational Training Team: Peru 2016-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
Million Dollar Dinner 2016-07-03 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Peace Centers Impact 2016-05-14 07:00:00Z 0
Youth Service Programs: Rotary District 5050 Denis Boyd 2016-05-01 07:00:00Z 0
Pope Francis & Rotary 2016-04-30 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Convention - Seoul, Korea 2016-04-27 07:00:00Z 0
         
Districts 5050 and 5040 are hosting a Rotary Soccer Night at BC Place on September 24, 2016 featuring the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Colorado Rapids.  For more information and tickets contact Emilio Ekuba at 604-484-7865 or email at eekuba@whitecapsfc.com
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Council On Legislation 2016 2016-04-25 07:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Carol Tichelman who has been recognized by Rotary International with the Service Above Self Award.
 
         
This Award is only given annually to 150 out of 1.2 million Rotarians.  The Award was presented by Governor Bill Robson.  Congratulating Carol are prior recipients, Governor Elect Scott Dudley (2012) and Past District Governor Larry Stinson (2015) CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF DISTRICT 5050 RECIPIENTS.  
 
Carol was also recognized last year at the Rotary International Convention with the Service Award For A Polio-Free World for her many trips to Ethiopia to deliver the polio vaccine (in addition to her service work in Uganda). Carol does a lot at home as well, including as Dean of Rotary Leadership Institute.
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Showcase your Rotary project in the House of Friendship at the District Conference.
Email Terry Smith at terryjsmith@shaw.ca
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Why Rotary Video 2016-04-03 07:00:00Z 0
RI President's Representative BJ Metz 2016-03-26 07:00:00Z 0
Power Up Rotary! District Conference 2016-03-16 07:00:00Z 0
District Assembly Kevin Wood 2016-03-16 07:00:00Z 0
John Germ, who begins his term as Rotary International President in July, announced his theme and logo for the 2016-17 Rotary year: Rotary Serving Humanity.  Watch the video below.
For more information and to download the new logo, CLICK HERE
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District 5050 Internal Friendship Exchange 2016-01-17 08:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Magazine Story - Scott Dudley 2016-01-03 08:00:00Z 0
December: Family of Rotary Sean Hogan 2015-12-01 08:00:00Z 0
Support The Rotary Foundation in December Lawrence Jubie 2015-12-01 08:00:00Z 0
Promote Rotary In December 2015-11-29 08:00:00Z 0
District Grants 2015-16 Malcolm Kennedy 2015-11-15 08:00:00Z 0

Linda Murray from the Rotary Club of South Everett Mukilteo has been selected by the District Governor Nomination Committee to serve as Governor of Rotary District 5050 in 2018-19.  Linda has held many positions in District 5050 including Assistant Governor, and she is currently the District Membership Chair.
Linda Murray Nominated for 2018-19 Governor 2015-11-07 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary United Nations Day 2015-11-07 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Wills Promotion: Join The Bequest Society Sean Hogan 2015-11-01 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Peace Scholar Raymond Hyma 2015-11-01 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Global Women of Action 2015-11-01 07:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Society Stephen Morach 2015-11-01 07:00:00Z 0
   

Last May, Past District Governor, Mel Hollinger, donated 60,000 Paul Harris Points to Rotary District 5050 to match donations of $1,000 to PolioPlus or to the Annual Programs Fund of the Rotary Foundation. If you donate $1,000 to PolioPlus, you are recognized with your own Paul Harris, plus you receive 2,000 credits for two more Paul Harris Awards and the Gates Foundation will double your donation to $3,000 which will save 5,000 children from polio.  Rotary made a promise to the children of the world to end polio.   Support Mel's Math and save 5,000 children.  Canadian donations will be matched 2:1 again by the Government of Canada to save 7,000 children.  CLICK HERE TO DONATE
Mel Hollinger's Math Stephen Morach 2015-10-24 07:00:00Z 0
Mel Hollinger 2015-10-20 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange Greg Starup 2015-10-19 07:00:00Z 0
End Polio Update 2015-10-18 07:00:00Z 0
Matching Grant Partnership 2015-10-03 07:00:00Z 0
Around the world, every time a Rotary volunteer administers a polio vaccine, the child's pinkie is marked purple to identify which children have received the life saving vaccine and to encourage parents to have all children vaccinated.  Many Rotary clubs and Districts hold Purple Pinkie fundraisers to support PolioPlus. 

 If you want to help us with our promise to the children of the world, click here to donate to the Rotary Foundation.
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International Peace Day 2015-09-20 07:00:00Z 0
On September 12, 2015 we lost one of our best.  Past District Governor Jack Frisk left us to rejoin his wife, Viola, after saying his farewells and celebrating with a glass of champagne with his family, following a lengthy period of health issues.

     

Jack served as Governor in 1992-1993.  In Rotary's centennial year of 2005, he received Rotary International's Service Above Self Award.  District 5050 similarly recognized Jack in 2012 with an award presented by Rotary International Past President Ray Klinginsmith.  Jack participated in several wheelchair deliveries.  CLICK HERE  to read Jack's own words about a wheelchair delivery in Nepal.
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Congratulations to Carol Tichelman who received Rotary's International Award for a Polio-Free World - one of only 10 recipients worldwide.  Chilliwack Rotary also celebrated a Major Donor recognition for Kevin & Marissa Wood, as well as awards earlier this year for members and Past District Governors Dave Robinson (Certificate for Meritorious Service) and Larry Stinson (Service Above Self Award).  Also pictured are Governor Bill Robson, Rotary International Director-Elect Dean Rohrs and Past District Governors Wayne Wiebe, Sean Hogan and Denis Boyd.
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Rotary Video: Basic Education 2015-08-22 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary President Ravi: Pay It Forward 2015-08-22 07:00:00Z 0
Kick Polio Out of Africa 2015-08-10 07:00:00Z 0


Rotary International President Ravi Ravindran invites you to attend any of five presidential conferences highlighting Rotary’s areas of focus, including one in California next January. The conferences are great opportunities to expand your Rotary knowledge and enhance your Rotary passion. Meet and enjoy wonderful fellowship with like minded Rotarians, discover projects and partnerships and return energized to do more good in the world. For more details, CLICK HERE.
 
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More reasons to celebrate the fight to end polio:  July 24 marked one year since the last case of polio in Nigeria and August 11 will mark one full year without any cases in the entire continent of Africa.  After 35 years, Rotary and our partners are truly "This Close" to ending polio forever!
 
 
 
End Polio in Nigeria and Africa 2015-08-03 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary International President Ravi Ravindran 2015-07-04 07:00:00Z 0
Greetings From Governor Bill 2015-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
District Member Benefits Chair 2015-06-27 07:00:00Z 0
Democracy In Action Youth Conference BC 2015-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Calendar Fundraiser 2015-05-27 07:00:00Z 0
Past District Governors Dave Robinson and Larry Stinson receive awards from Rotary International
      
Congratulations to Larry Stinson (left) who received the Service Above Self Award and Dave Robinson (holding plaque) who received the Citation for Meritorious Service - two of Rotary's highest recognitions.    Adding congratulations were PDG Larry Jubie, PDG Harv Jubie, Governor Lyle Ryan and PDG Denis Boyd.
Dave Robinson & Larry Stinson 2015-05-23 07:00:00Z 0
White Rock Rotary Club 60th Anniversary 2015-05-19 07:00:00Z 0
Y.E.S. - Youth Engaged In Service Bev Harrington 2015-05-16 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Flash Mob To End Polio 2015-05-14 07:00:00Z 0
Literacy Committee Bill Robson 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotarian Magazine Sean Hogan 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Pet Clubs 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Fellowships Sean Hogan 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Action Groups Sean Hogan 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club Survey 2015 2015-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Rotaract Week Allan Stjernegaard 2015-03-11 00:00:00Z 0
If someone asks you "What is Rotary?",
show them this video.

 
Why Rotary? 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
District Conference 2015 Sean Hogan 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Exchange Ideas - RLI Carol Tichelman 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District Conference Sean Hogan 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Proclamations & PR Mohan Mohanan 2015-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
Peace Scholarship Jack Rae 2015-02-09 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians At Work Day - April 25, 2015 Sean Hogan 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary: Innovative & Flexible Club Pilot Program W. (Bill) Robson 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Theme Months Sean Hogan 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Hogan on Jan 31, 2015

Founder Paul Harris held the first
Rotary meeting on February 23, 1905.


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Watch this video on the history of Rotary

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Rotary 110th Birthday Sean Hogan 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Video: This Is Rotary Sean Hogan 2015-01-31 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Releases $34.8 Million For Polio Fight Sean Hogan 2015-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by W. (Bill) Robson on Jan 21, 2015

Rotary President-Elect K. R. (Ravi) Ravindran introduces his theme for the coming Rotary year:  Be A Gift To The World.

 

 

Rotary Theme 2015-16 W. (Bill) Robson 2015-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Awareness Month Robert Knight 2015-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
RLI Carol Tichelman 2015-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Convention Promo: Sao Paulo, Brazil Sean Hogan 2014-12-25 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Convention Promo: The Art of Sao Paulo Sean Hogan 2014-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Selfless Selfies Sean Hogan 2014-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Peace Scholarship Candidates Jack Rae 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Selfless Selfies Aaron Theilade 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Dean Rohrs Nominated as Rotary Director Sean Hogan 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Hendreen Rohrs on Oct 31, 2014

Past Rotary International President, Wilf Wilkinson will be visiting local Rotary clubs in November: 
Langley Central on November 19 and
Chilliwack on November 21
Rotarians are welcome to attend either meeting for a rare opportunity to hear one of Rotary's senior leaders.

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Wilf is from the Rotary club of Trenton, Ontario and served as Rotary President in 2007-8 ("Rotary Shares") and Trustee Chair of the Rotary Foundation in 2012-13.

Past RI President Wilf Wilkinson To Visit Hendreen Rohrs 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Networking Plus Denis Boyd 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Foundation - Reasons To Give Lawrence Jubie 2014-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Capital For Kids Leadership Program Sean Hogan 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Hogan on Sep 15, 2014

Prince Edward & Sophie, Governor Lyle & PJ 
joined North Delta Rotary club members for the official opening of the Rotary library for the
First Nations community of Ditidaht.
The library included books donated by Rotarians at the 2014 District Conference in Whistler.

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CLICK HERE for pictures on the District Facebook page.
CLICK HERE to read about the Write to Read Project.
CLICK HERE for a news story on the District YouTube site

DG Lyle and Prince Edward at Ditidaht Library Opening Sean Hogan 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Partnership with the Write To Read Project Sean Hogan 2014-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Write To Read Project Sean Hogan 2014-09-07 00:00:00Z 0
District Grants Malcolm Kennedy 2014-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Club Membership Survey 2014 Michael (Mike) Reddington 2014-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Clive Evans on Jul 19, 2014
Golfun Clive Evans 2014-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Governor Installation Dinner Robert Knight 2014-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
PolioPlus Chair Dr. Bob Scott Retires Sean Hogan 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
RI President Gary Huang on Light Up Rotary Sean Hogan 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Hogan on Jun 30, 2014

Watch this video showing Rotary Lights Up buildings around the world to show our End Polio Now message.

 

Rotary Lights Up End Polio Messages Sean Hogan 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Linda Murray on May 26, 2014
Membership Survey Linda Murray 2014-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Goldfinch Most Valuable Rotarian Award Carol Tichelman 2014-05-19 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary: The Peak Experience Maureen Boyd 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Peak Experience Club Projects Denis Boyd 2014-05-04 00:00:00Z 0
Polio Fundraising Ties & Scarves Stephen Morach 2014-04-06 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary and Lions To Un-Merge Sean Hogan 2014-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Surrey Central Rotary Club Charter Night Sean Hogan 2014-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Little Free Libary Kim Hissink 2014-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Guatemala Book Bus Rhian Piprell 2014-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Josh The Baby Otter Denis Boyd 2014-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Polio in Ethiopia - National Immunization Day Carol Tichelman 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary At Work Ajay Caleb 2014-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5050 Calendar Sean Hogan 2014-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Malala Is One Of Us Sean Hogan 2014-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Light Up Rotary Lyle Ryan 2014-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Hogan on Dec 31, 2013

On January 13, 2014, India will be officially "polio free".

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Watch this video to see how this "impossible" task was accomplished

India Celebrates Polio Victory Sean Hogan 2014-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
United Charity Air Miles Giveaway Sean Hogan 2013-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
Delwen Stander - Rotary District 5050 Poet Laureate Denis Boyd 2013-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary World Help 300th Shipment Bonnie Sutherland 2013-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor 2016-17 Denis Boyd 2013-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Friendship Exchange Danielle Mullen 2013-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Polio Donation Matching Jack Rae 2013-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Literacy Newsletter Rhian Piprell 2013-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
World's Biggest Commercial Sean Hogan 2013-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Hendreen Rohrs on Oct 11, 2013

PBS aired a story on the fight against polio in Pakistan and highlighted Rotary's work.

PBS: Polio In Pakistan Hendreen Rohrs 2013-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
Vocational Service Month Sean Hogan 2013-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Hogan on Oct 01, 2013
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To promote Rotary Club events across District 5050 we have created a new page for you to advertise your event to other clubs and Rotarians.

Click the Upcoming Club Events icon on the left side of this page.

To have your club event added, email District Webmaster, Sean Hogan at shogan@buckleyhogan.com with a link to your event's website page.
Rotary Club Events Sean Hogan 2013-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
Friendship Exchange - New Zealand Danielle Mullen 2013-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Visioning Jane Helten 2013-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
District Hike - September 21 2013 Ajay Caleb 2013-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Leadership Institute Carol Tichelman 2013-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary's Membership Thunderclap Robert Knight 2013-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Governor Denis' Installation Sean Hogan 2013-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Greetings from Governor Denis Boyd Denis Boyd 2013-07-05 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Theme 2013-14 Denis Boyd 2013-07-05 00:00:00Z 0
Johnny Miller - Ambassadorial Scholar Sean Hogan 2013-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
End Polio Flash Mob Sean Hogan 2013-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Flash Mob To End Polio Now! Sean Hogan 2013-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Governor Sean - 100 Years of Rotary in BC Andrew Franklin 2013-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Andrew Franklin on Apr 13, 2013

Here is one way to personalize one of Rotary International's promotional videos.

The Rotary Clubs in Abbotsford celebrate 100 Years of Rotary in BC

Abbotsford Celebrates 100 Years of Rotary In BC Andrew Franklin 2013-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Hogan on Apr 13, 2013

This week, Rotary celebrates 100 years of Rotary in BC since the founding of the Rotary Club of Vancouver.

To celebrate, here's a video from a few years ago of the history of Rotary in Canada.

100 Years Of Rotary Sean Hogan 2013-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
iRotary District Conference Sean Hogan 2013-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Music In The Mancave R. Lee Harman 2013-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Music In The Mancave Returns! R. Lee Harman 2013-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Peace Forums Sean Hogan 2013-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary PR Jaqui Joys 2013-02-21 00:00:00Z 0
Bikes and More For Children Sean Hogan 2013-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Semiahmoo Rotary Inspires Students Sean Hogan 2012-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Hogan on Oct 31, 2012
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       Do you know a person or organization

       who has done something outstanding?

Consider nominating them for one of these awards.

Rotary Awards & Recognitions Sean Hogan 2012-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Sedro-Woolley Rotarians Build A Skateboard Park Sean Hogan 2012-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
PolioPlus Musical Celebration Sean Hogan 2012-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Youth Adventures In Leadership Nita Hollick 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Youth Experiencing Service Beverly Harrington 2012-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John Milnor on Sep 29, 2012
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A Rotary Poem from John Milnor
       "My Friends And I"
A Rotary Poet John Milnor 2012-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Visit Us on Facebook Sean Hogan 2012-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
PolioPlus: A Musical Celebration Sean Hogan 2012-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Sean Hogan on Aug 23, 2012
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A Day Filled With Golf
Friends & Fundraising
See the pictures and find out what we raised!

Golfun Was Fun! Sean Hogan 2012-08-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gayle Carter on Aug 10, 2012
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      We Shared $47,800
 In One Day To Help People

District Grants Gayle Carter 2012-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
District Hike Ajay Caleb 2012-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Peace Fellowships Tiffany McFadyen 2012-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary: Humanity In Motion - Lend A Hand Sean Hogan 0
Posted by Sean Hogan

A new Rotary Foundation video
about Rotary's work in West Africa

 

Doing Good In Ghana Sean Hogan 0
Rotary District 5050 YouTube Page Sean Hogan 0
Rotary - Engaging Younger Members Sean Hogan 0
Posted by Sean Hogan

A great video by a young man on how Rotary builds hope.

Rotary Builds Hope Sean Hogan 0
Posted by Mike Leighan

VOTE FOR ROTARY IN UNITED’S 10 MILLION CHARITY MILES GIVEAWAY

Help us earn miles by voting for Rotary in United’s 10 Million Charity Miles giveaway. United is giving at least 25,000 miles to each of its nonprofit partners participating in the promotion. The more votes we get, the more miles we’ll receive. The remaining portion of the 10 million miles will be distributed to participating charities based on the percentage of total votes received.

Vote daily between now and 31 December. And share your vote on Twitter and Facebook to encourage others to support Rotary, too. You can follow our progress on United’s webpage, where our ranking is listed along with a running tally of the votes we’ve received.

Rotary has been United's partner for many years through the Rotary Miles program, which provides free airfare for hundreds of children and adults in need of lifesaving surgery and other worthy causes.

Finishing in second place, Rotary received 2.5 million charity miles in last year’s promotion.

Help Rotary get air miles with your vote Mike Leighan 0
Rotary: Doing Good Lawrence Jubie 0
Rotary Doing Good: Promoting Peace Sean Hogan 0
Put Your Skills To Use: Become A Rotary Foundation Technical Advisor Sean Hogan 0