Rotary Foundation Month
District Governor Message

I started my Club visits in October and had a very hectic schedule. As of November 4, I have completed fifty percent of the Club visits!! That is 28 Clubs folks!! I enjoy these visits and I am learning from these visits. I am also getting new ideas for the District Conference Breakout sessions.  The visit schedule is being organized by District Governor Aide Pat Bond. 
If you have not done so already, please go to our District web page and register for the District Conference scheduled for May 5, 6 and 7. You can also click here to register. The conference committee is putting together an interesting program and the details will be updated periodically on the District Facebook page (Rotarians of Rotary District 5050). As you know the theme for the conference is IMAGINE A PEACEFUL AND INCLUSIVE WORLD.

I was looking over the statistics of the reach of the PAJ to you, the District Rotarians. Consistently since we've been keeping track about 2% of the email addresses aren't valid. This means that the Club Secretaries should go through their membership rolls to ensure that they have accurate email addresses for your members. If your Club uses Club Runner to send out important information to your members they aren't getting it. I ask you help your members by cleaning up your email addresses. More surprisingly is that more than 40% of you have opened the Journal for the past four months. Up until then with two exceptions, only about 30-35%, on average, opened the Journal. So, I'm not sure we're doing, if anything, to cause you to read the recent editions, but we like that you are!
This month's edition was delayed due to the historic windstorm that affected our region earlier this month. My power was out for 73 hours. I was waiting on final contributions.
Don't forget about the Foundation Dinner coming up soon!
District Governor Raj has been busy visiting Clubs. See the schedule below. Please send us photos and a short write up of his visit. Our goal this year is to get a photo from every Club visit he does. So far, we've received photos from two Clubs. Honestly, that's pretty sad, if I can be honest here.
The 2023 District Conference will be held in Surrey, BC in early May. Make sure you are planning to attend. Check out the links in the article below for complete information. You can register today!
If you want your Club program, initiative, fundraiser and success story to be seen by the entire District (and our friends outside of the District), send us the information! With graphics or photos. And please make sure you identify everyone in the photos. Remember, the deadline is the 23rd of the month before publication.
Lastly, Happy Thanksgiving to our American Rotarians!
How are you exemplifying the Rotary motto -- Service Above Self?
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment,
until it becomes a memory.

The Rotary Foundation
The Rotary calendar designates the month of November as Foundation Month.
The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is Our charity. We donate for the eradication of Polio world wide; to free future generations of this fearful disease. One way to contribute towards this end is to join the Polio Plus Society by pledging USD$100 until end of the Polio threat.
We also donate to the World Fund which helps fund our domestic and international projects, those which fall withing the 7 Avenues of Focus. Or our contributions can go towards the Endowment funds for long term and specialized activities such as the Rotary’s Peace Center.
In keeping with the spirit of the Month District 5050 Foundation Dinner will be held on Wednesday, 16 November at the Clarion Hotel in Abbotsford, BC. Registration is found on the District website.

District Foundation Dinner 
District Foundation Dinner 
November 16, 2022
Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre
36035 North Parallel Rd, Abbotsford, BC
Alison MacLean, Peace Scholarship Alumni
Chris Offer, Director,  Rotary Foundation Canada
5:30pm No Host Bar 
6:30 pm Buffet dinner
$80 CDN Per Person
Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre
36035 North Parallel Rd, Abbotsford, BC
50/50 Draw
Dress: Business
Late Registration Fee After November 9 will be $90 CDN
Rooms are available at $119.00 CDN plus taxes at the Clarion Hotel  Ask for the Rotary District rate
Please book before Nov 9, 2022
District Governor Visit Schedule
Nov 1Coquitlam Sunrise (B)
 Meadow Ridge (L)
Nov 2Langley Sunrise (B)
 Langley Central (L)
 Haney (D)
Nov 3Golden Ears Sunrise (B)
 Abbotsford Matsqui (D)
Nov 4Oak Harbor (L)
Nov 8Bellingham Bay (L)
 White Rock Peace Arch (D)
Nov 9Skagit (B)
 Monroe (L)
Nov 15Mission Midday (L)
Nov 16Mission (B)
Nov 17Semiahmoo White Rock (B)
 North Delta (L)
 Surrey Newton (D)
Nov 21Bellingham (L)
Nov 22Mount Vernon (L)
Nov 23Abbotsford Sumas (B)
 Chilliwack Fraser (L)
Nov 24Chilliwack Mt Cheam (B)
 Hope (D)
Nov 29Mount Baker (L)
Nov 30Anacortes (L)
Dec 1Burlington Midday (L)
 Langley (D)
Dec 2Burlington (B)
Dec 6
White Rock (L)
Dec 7Stanwood Camano (L)
Dec 8Sedro Woolley (L)
 Pacific Northwest Passport (D)
Dec 14North Whidbey (B)


District 5050 Clubs

Everett     Walt Greenwood
At an in-person meeting, the Rotary Club of Everett in October honored three local high school students as Rotary Students of the Month.
Each month during the school year the club recognizes outstanding high school students in the city of Everett for their accomplishments and their promise.
Student of the Month from Sequoia High is Morgan Gidney, who balances school, work and being a wonderful mom. One teacher says, "Morgan is an incredibly driven student whose strength is how much time she puts into her work to not only learn it but understand it. She is proactive, passionate and willing to help anyone at any time." After graduation Morgan plans to attend Everett Community College and work on a pediatric nursing degree. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, roller-skating, lots of time with daughter Emery and traveling to see friends.
Everett High Student of the Month is Aniyah Sterling. One staff member said “From the moment I met Aniyah as a freshman, I knew she was going to make a difference, have an impact and leave an incredible mark at EHS. She is fierce. She is smart and most importantly she is kind. I am honored to know her.” Another said, “She is going to keep changing the world, as defending justice and fairness resides deep in Aniyah’s heart.” “Aniyah is without a doubt one of the strongest humans I have ever met,” said another teacher. “She fights for what is right, even when no one is looking.”
Cascade High Student of the Month is Jessica Finicle, a three-year letter winner in volleyball and captain this year. She is also a varsity basketball player and member of the varsity track team. Jessica works just as hard in the classroom, taking AP classes, honors classes, college in the high school classes and serving as a peer tutor for Spanish. Jessica participates in ASB leadership as a junior and senior class officer, helped organize numerous school events, volunteered 150 hours teaching Sunday school, and handed out food and clothes to the homeless during the winter.
Morgan Gidney, Jessica Finicle & Aniyah Sterling
District Conference
YAIL 2023

Peace Arch Journal
This monthly publication is a service to District Members and Friends. It is intended as a source of news and opinion from throughout the District.
The mission of the Peace Arch Journal is to promote communication, understanding, fellowship and fun beyond club meetings, in a manner complementary to shared efforts at placing Service Above Self.
Please send articles and news with or without pictures attached to emails. Photographs are always a plus! Note that the editor appreciates conservation of space in order to meet the sender’s needs and the editor’s time.
The deadline is the 23rd of the month.
Address any and all information to the Peace Arch Journal Editor.
James Monroe
Rotary Club of Lake Stevens, WA
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Rotary Club of White Rock
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Rotary Club of Mount Vernon
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Rotary Club of North Delta
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