Paul Harris Fellow Award to Shirvan Bakhtiyari

Posted on Jul 27, 2021
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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self. After many months, Shirvan Bakhtiyari, of Millenium Pacific Greenhouses in Delta, received his Paul Harris Award on July 27, 2021.
Paul Harris Fellow Award to Shirvan Bakhtiyari Peter Roaf 2021-07-27 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris,award,pin
Pania Lincoln officially joins Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2021-07-27 07:00:00Z 0

Funding relief going to Lytton fire evacuees

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 27, 2021
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Dozens of families, among the more than 1,000 people suddenly forced to flee their homes in Lytton, BC when fire swept through most of the town on June 30th, so far have received from many Rotary members in this region $10,000 in gift cards plus $4,000 in fuel cards and supplies, as requested by leaders of the destroyed community. These funds are half of the total $28,000 in funds Rotary has raised to date for the BC Wild Fire Relief fund through the club in Steveston community of Richmond.
Funding relief going to Lytton fire evacuees Peter Roaf 2021-07-27 07:00:00Z 0 fire,fund,relief,wildfire

Rotary serving to change lives in Delta -- new board
 

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 10, 2021
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With the global theme for 2021-22, “Serve to Change Lives,” Rotary Club of Ladner installed its new president, Denis Denischuk, and board of directors at a virtual ceremony on June 29, 2021, officiated by the 2021-22 Rotary District 5040 Governor for 50 of the Rotary clubs in BC, Lorne Calder, of the Rotary Club of Prince George. Ladner Rotary, now in its 64th year, will continue to build on projects for the community, such as the StoryWalk trail of reading stations for young children, the pantry for high school students who need nutritious food over weekends, events for special needs adults and the Ladner Rotary Splash Park.
Rotary serving to change lives in Delta -- new board  Peter Roaf 2021-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
Video review of productive Ladner Rotary year in 2020-21 Peter Roaf 2021-07-01 07:00:00Z 0

We're listening as we Raise A Flag

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 30, 2021
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Rotary's Raise A Flag program in South Delta has coincided with a period of national mourning with the discovery of remains of children from the Tk’emlùps te Secwèpemc First Nation in unmarked graves at the residential school in Kamloops, and more recently in Saskatchewan.
 
Planning and development of the Raise A Flag program, by the Rotary Clubs of Ladner and Tsawwassen, began months ago to provide a means for local residents and businesses to demonstrate national pride on special occasions, and raise funds for projects which contribute to our communities where there is need.
We're listening as we Raise A Flag Peter Roaf 2021-06-30 07:00:00Z 0

Ladner Rotary board installed for 2021-22

Posted on Jun 29, 2021
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Denis Denischuk became the 64th President of the Rotary Club of Ladner at the Installation ceremony on June 29, 2021 as Rotary 5040 District Governor Elect Lorne Calder swore him in as well as the board of directors for 2021-22, effective July 1, 2021.
Ladner Rotary board installed for 2021-22 Peter Roaf 2021-06-29 07:00:00Z 0

Ladner Rotarian of the Year

Posted on Jun 29, 2021
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Rotarian of the Year
The Rotary Club of Ladner's Rotarian of the Year 2020-21 is Richard Shantz. Congratulations and thanks to Richard, who received a Paul Harris Fellow +7 Award pin, for:
• member Satisfaction for Fundraising was rated in a recent survey at 77% (up from 59% in 2020);
• Pumpkins for Polio fundraiser in October achieved, with matching grant, a total of US$2,580 which will save 857 children from the lifetime crippling disease of polio, even death;
• Shred-A-Thon fundraisers in Fall and Spring raised $8,000 for 50 needy Delta families at Christmas, StoryWalk for thousands of children and families, and a food pantry for needy high school students;
• flagpole rentals can lead to $12,000 to fund future community projects.
Ladner Rotarian of the Year Peter Roaf 2021-06-29 07:00:00Z 0

Ladner Rotary's glorious golfers

Posted on Jun 24, 2021
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Team Ladner Rotary foursome played in the June 24th Delta Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament at Tsawwassen Golf Club: Ulf Ottho; Richard Shantz; Brian Smith; John Thomas. Ulf won the award for coming closest to the "tooth", an award undoubtedly sponsored by a dentist or dental supply company.
Ladner Rotary's glorious golfers Peter Roaf 2021-06-24 07:00:00Z 0
Europe and Africa a major part of Rotary's global operations Peter Roaf 2021-06-22 07:00:00Z 0 Africa,Europe,Rotary Foundation,international
Interact rocks, at Delta Secondary Peter Roaf 2021-06-15 07:00:00Z 0 Interact,high school,school,youth

Final flagpoles prep work party

Posted on Jun 13, 2021
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Flag stands needed metal cutting and power grinding as the final phase of prep before distribution of the first round of Canadian flags on poles, out of three rounds this year, to those renting them in the Ladner area as a demonstration of national pride. Flagpoles at residences and businesses can be rented for one week around Canada Day, Labour Day and Remembrance Day for $60 each flag, on all three occasions, to support local community projects in the coming months. For more information. -- photos by Mike Storey
Final flagpoles prep work party Peter Roaf 2021-06-13 07:00:00Z 0 flag,flagpole

Delta Police Challenges and Opportunities

Posted on Jun 01, 2021
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Delta's recently appointed Deputy Chief Constable Michelle Davey spoke to Ladner Rotary about the challenges and opportunities for policing in Delta. Deputy Chief Davey came from Vancouver Police Department where she served for 24 years. Latterly she was responsible for support services in the department’s investigations division. She is a recognized expert in mental health issues and has built innovative partnerships to help ensure those experiencing mental health challenges are not criminalized.
Delta Police Challenges and Opportunities Peter Roaf 2021-06-01 07:00:00Z 0 law,police

Getting ready to raise flags on national days

Posted on May 30, 2021
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A Ladner Rotary work party attached 200 flags of Canada to 10-foot aluminum poles and prepared them for delivery to homes and businesses of people throughout Ladner subscribing to the Raise a Flag program for $60 to have them erected and removed for a week around Canada Day, Labour Day and Remembrance Day in displays of national pride. Proceeds from the program will support community service projects, along with the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen. -- photos by Chris and Penny Offer
Getting ready to raise flags on national days Peter Roaf 2021-05-30 07:00:00Z 0 flag,flagpole
Rotary celebrates Ladner May Days 125th Anniversary Peter Roaf 2021-05-29 07:00:00Z 0 May Days,parade

One of BC's two LNG facilities in Tilbury industrial park

Posted on May 18, 2021
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FortisBC is the owner and operator of the only two Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities in British Columbia. One is at Tilbury industrial park in Delta, where the company has run part of its operations since 1971. These facilities have a variety of special features designed for the safe handling of LNG—including sophisticated monitoring, control and alarm systems. Regular maintenance and upgrading of equipment, operator training, safety equipment and continuous process monitoring ensure safe operation.
One of BC's two LNG facilities in Tilbury industrial park Peter Roaf 2021-05-18 07:00:00Z 0 LNG,energy,gas,industrial park,natural gas

Raise a Flag for our community

Posted on May 12, 2021
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Services to make our community of Ladner and Delta and better place to live will benefit when local residents and businesses celebrate with national pride in their neighbourhoods and on their street fronts with a flag of Canada planted on their front lawn for a week around each of three holidays in 2021. 
 
With a donation towards community service projects, the Rotary Clubs of Ladner and Tsawwassen will plant a Canadian flag, on a 10-foot pole, on your lawn or in your garden around Canada Day, Remembrance Day, and Labour Day as a display of community and national pride for a donation of $60 for the season. Then they will remove the flags.
Raise a Flag for our community Peter Roaf 2021-05-12 07:00:00Z 0 celebrate,flag,flagpole,holiday
Service far above self...of self...with organ transplant donation Peter Roaf 2021-05-11 07:00:00Z 0 kidney,transplant

Youth service above self

Posted on May 03, 2021
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Rotary is committed in many ways to not only developing, but learning from, our next generation of leaders. We help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service. In serving our youth, Rotarians of all ages learn so much from them.
 
Rotary Club of Ladner sponsors the Interact Club – stands for “International + Action” -- at Delta Secondary School, in Ladner, for young people ages 12-18. From a small group of members at the start of the school year, the club grew quickly to upwards of 30 or more, despite the pandemic restrictions. 
Youth service above self Peter Roaf 2021-05-03 07:00:00Z 0 Interact,high school,youth

District Governor Dave Hamilton's life celebrated

Posted on Apr 28, 2021
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A small gathering of family, Rotarians and colleagues gathered in person to celebrate the life of District 5040 Governor Dave Hamilton, who passed away recently. The service was livestreamed and it was recorded. The service was a fitting tribute to a 30-year member of Rotary, who gave so much of himself in Service Above Self, to Rotary, the community and the lives of so many. Here are just a few comments at the service about Dave:
 
"inspired us, left a lasting legacy"
"didn't stop going"
"never complained"
"knew everybody in the community"
"was a servant of the community"
District Governor Dave Hamilton's life celebrated Peter Roaf 2021-04-28 07:00:00Z 0

Delta Chamber advocates to relieve traffic congestion

Posted on Apr 27, 2021
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Traffic congestion has been an ongoing challenge for businesses and residents in Delta over many years. Businesses are struggling with the realities of unreliable travel times and are reluctant to develop to meet full potential. The best case scenario for replacement of the George Massey Tunnel is 7 to 8 years, but only once the provincial government finally has made a decision. The Delta Chamber of Commerce sees the need to engage with industry, government, and other stakeholders, particularly Translink and BC Transit, to help develop a comprehensive public transit service plan for Industrial Lands and Business Parks. The Chamber has developed a new Transportation Policy, which Chair of the Delta Chamber of Commerce, Rotarian Yvonne Anderson, presented to Ladner Rotary on April 27, 2021.
 
Delta Chamber advocates to relieve traffic congestion Peter Roaf 2021-04-27 07:00:00Z 0 car,traffic,transit,transportation,truck

Waving flags for District conference

Posted on Apr 24, 2021
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Rotarians from Ladner and Tsawwassen clubs lined 34b Avenue off Arthur Drive in Ladner by their cars, with flags of nations to wave for a video at the June 4-5 2021 virtual District 5040 Conference, in place of the normal part of the opening ceremony which would include international exchange students as flag bearers from around the world.
Waving flags for District conference Peter Roaf 2021-04-24 07:00:00Z 0 conference,flag

Captain Cook Rediscovered

Posted on Apr 20, 2021
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Captain Cook Rediscovered is the latest book by David Nicandri. It is the first modern study to frame Captain James Cook’s career from a North American perspective, recognizing that Cook sailed more miles in the high latitudes of all of the world’s oceans than in the tropical zone. The book focuses on Cook's voyages in seas and on lands usually neglected. The most famous protege of this world renowned explorer was Captain George Vancouver.
Captain Cook Rediscovered Peter Roaf 2021-04-20 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary International incoming President on priorities for 2021-22

Posted on Apr 15, 2021
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Rotary needs to grow more and do more with bigger, better and bolder projects, according to Rotary International President for 2021-22, Shekhar Mehta, of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India. President Elect Shekhar spoke to 61 members of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen on April 15 and Rotarians visiting from nearby clubs and from as far away as India and the Philippines.
 
Mehta says Rotary needs to become more contemporary and adaptable by focusing on partnerships with governments and corporations, expanding partnerships with organizations that specialize in Rotary’s areas of focus, and investing in technology.
By the end of his term as President, on June 30th, 2022, he hopes Rotary will have grown from its steady position of 1.2 million members to 1.3 million. Each member can aim to bring a new member to Rotary in the next 15 months and that can make the difference.
Rotary International incoming President on priorities for 2021-22 Peter Roaf 2021-04-15 07:00:00Z 0

Plant-based lifestyle business a growing success story

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A plant-based lifestyle is far more than just a diet. The goal of West Vancouver-based PlantX is to educate the masses on the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle and eliminate the barriers to entry for all. As PlantX co-founder, Sean Dollinger, describes the lifestyle on his company website, "It’s a way to be closer to nature, to each other, and work toward a kinder and cruelty-free future for everyone."
Plant-based lifestyle business a growing success story Peter Roaf 2021-04-13 07:00:00Z 0 food,investment,lifestyle,vegan

Soccer cleats and books on their way to children in the Philippines

Posted on Apr 10, 2021
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A collection of soccer cleats and books for children in the Philippines, which members of the Rotary-sponsored Interact Club at Delta Secondary School collected in recent months, are now on their way by shipping container along with used medical and dental equipment for services in some communities. One Ladner Rotary member and six Interact members joined other Rotarians to load the container at a warehouse in Coquitlam on April 10. 2021. Ladner Rotary has provided $1,500 as one of the clubs sponsoring shipment of the container.
Soccer cleats and books on their way to children in the Philippines Peter Roaf 2021-04-10 07:00:00Z 0 Interact,books,children,dental equipment,international,literacy,medical equipment,school

Children’s reading trail, food for high school students in need
supported by shredding

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Children can read a story over the course of a trail of reading stations scheduled to open by this summer in Ladner. Some students at Delta Secondary School and their families, who need a hand up, will continue to receive food over weekends from a food pantry program. These two services to the community are being provided by Rotary Club of Ladner thanks to proceeds from a paper shredding fundraiser it organized on April 10th.
 
The South Delta residents and business people who showed up in 130 vehicles over four hours with boxes and bags of confidential and other documents to the shredding site behind the Delta TV/Eastlink building on Ladner Trunk Road, made the event a success with about $3,000 raised for the two community service projects.
Children’s reading trail, food for high school students in needsupported by shredding Peter Roaf 2021-04-10 07:00:00Z 0 children,food,fundraiser,literacy,reading,school,youth

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion -- values for us all

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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are values which Rotary International Board Director and DEI Taskforce Chair Valarie Wafer has not only spoken about passionately over many years, but has practiced in our own business. In 2021-22 Valarie, who will become Vice President of Rotary's 1.2 million member global network, says DEI aren't just the right values to practice, they are good for business. She will be serving on the RI board with fellow Ontario Rotarian Jennifer James, who in 2022 becomes the first female president in 117 years of Rotary International, considered the world's original service club. Valerie spoke to the Rotary Club of Ladner on April 6, 2021.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion -- values for us all Peter Roaf 2021-04-07 07:00:00Z 0 diversity,equity,inclusion
Children and families will soon enjoy outdoor reading trail Peter Roaf 2021-04-05 07:00:00Z 0 children,family,learning,literacy,outdoor,reading,trail

Millions under age 5, mothers giving birth, die -- Rotary acts

Posted on Apr 01, 2021
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Almost six million children under the age of five die every year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation. As people of action, Rotarians have been working with authorities in various countries to prevent those deaths. They have also been working on reducing maternal deaths by 30% through family planning and ultimately empowering women. 
 
Poverty and hunger can be alleviated if mothers are empowered and healthy, and in turn, their families. Thanks to the Rotary Foundation, communities receive the help and training they need to take control of their own maternal and infant health care.
Millions under age 5, mothers giving birth, die -- Rotary acts Peter Roaf 2021-04-01 07:00:00Z 0 babies,birth,mother,mother and chld

Leaders in Ladner Rotary featured in national journal

Posted on Mar 31, 2021
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Ladner Rotarians Chris and Penny Offer are featured in the April 2021 issue of Rotary Canada magazine. Both are Past District 5040 Governors and have held, and continue to hold, national and international leadership positions in Rotary.
Leaders in Ladner Rotary featured in national journal Peter Roaf 2021-03-31 07:00:00Z 0

Sad farewell to our District 5040 Director

Posted on Mar 30, 2021
Rest in Peace
Dave Hamilton,
our District 5040 Governor.
 
Thank you, Dave,
for your legacy
from service above self to
Rotary and our community
over many years. 
Sad farewell to our District 5040 Director Peter Roaf 2021-03-30 07:00:00Z 0

Ladner Rotary hitting targets with their goals

Posted on Mar 30, 2021
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Members of the Rotary Club of Ladner are people of action. They engage in service above self to make our community a better place......and our world. Members spoke up in a survey last Spring. The club has acted on those priorities, despite the pandemic. Here are some highlights.
Ladner Rotary hitting targets with their goals Peter Roaf 2021-03-30 07:00:00Z 0

People who make our community and our world a better place

Posted on Mar 23, 2021
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Lynn Cameron and Graham Witcher are two members of Rotary Club of Ladner who have seen much of the world and bring their life's experience, sense of humour and commitment as people of action to service above self. They, like our fellow members, make Rotary such a positive experience of friendship in working with other members in fellowship.
People who make our community and our world a better place Peter Roaf 2021-03-23 07:00:00Z 0

Youth get a better chance in Delta Police community program

Posted on Mar 16, 2021
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For the past 15 years, Constable Mike Grandia has been a member of Delta police where he is assigned to the Youth Services Team working with "high risk" youth. In recent years Constable Grandia has been a leader in the youth program developed with Tsawwassen First Nation where he was the Delta Police liaison officer and where he continues to work with youth. Now his team is working on implementing a similar program for urban setting in local communities.
Youth get a better chance in Delta Police community program Peter Roaf 2021-03-16 07:00:00Z 0 crime,police,substance abuse,trauma,youth

April 10th Shred-A-Thon to make outdoor reading fun and provide food for students

Posted on Mar 10, 2021
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StoryWalk® is a way for children to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. It is one of the projects to be supported by proceeds from the Ladner Rotary Shred-A-Thon fundraiser on Saturday, April 10th. Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to wooden platforms on wooden posts, which are installed along an outdoor trail. As children stroll down the trail with their families and friends they are directed to the next pages in the story at the next station. The Delta Child and Youth Committee is working with the Rotary Club of Ladner on a StoryWalk for Ladner, and one each with the two other Rotary clubs in Delta and the City of Delta, for an expected launch possibly this summer. 
 
The Shred-A-Thon will also support a program to feed families of high school students in need on weekends just started at Delta Secondary School in Ladner. Rotary Club of Ladner is sponsoring a School Grocery Pantry to provide students of families in need with nutritious food to take home for wholesome meals to help their learning at school. Save-On-Foods in Ladner is providing the food at “food bank prices”.
April 10th Shred-A-Thon to make outdoor reading fun and provide food for students Peter Roaf 2021-03-10 08:00:00Z 0 children,food,high school,outdoor,reading,shred

The Fraser

Posted on Mar 09, 2021
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The Fraser River is the 11th largest river in Canada. In their new coffee-table book, "The Fraser, River of Life and Legend," Carol and Rick Blacklaws raise the profile of its rugged and wild beauty, capturing over 20 years of exploring the river and some of its life and history, from the Cariboo region to the Strait of Georgia. The Blackwells -- whose son became a river guide, and who named his own son Fraser -- wanted to recognize the Fraser as a rich resource for most of us in the province, because, in many places, it is only accessible on backroads or river rafts by those who work on the river.
The Fraser Peter Roaf 2021-03-09 08:00:00Z 0 BC,Fraser,river

Clean water and sanitation essential worldwide

Posted on Mar 08, 2021
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Residential consumers of water in Canada use over 340 litres per person per day. That’s roughly twice as much per person as in other industrialized countries, other than the United States and Australia. Those of us fortunate to be living in this country of ours, and this province, may take our supply of fresh water for granted, and the sanitation facilities which come with our high standard of living. In other, less fortunate places on Earth, water may be delivered to communities through expensive processes such as desalination or complex recycling. Water is a vital, and can be a scarce, resource.
Clean water and sanitation essential worldwide Peter Roaf 2021-03-08 08:00:00Z 0 water,water and sanitation

Saluting women in Rotary and the world

Posted on Mar 05, 2021
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Rotary Club of Ladner salutes women who are members in this club and among millions of Rotarians worldwide on International Women’s Day, on March 8 -- a day to join voices with people around the world around the message, “Women’s rights are human rights!” It is time to celebrate all women, in all their diversities. We embrace their facets and intersections of faith, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual identity, or disability. We celebrate those who came before us, those who stand beside us now, and those who will come after. It’s a time to celebrate the achievements of women, whether social, political, economic or cultural.
Saluting women in Rotary and the world Peter Roaf 2021-03-05 08:00:00Z 0 leader,leadership,women

Bringing basic education and literacy to the world

Posted on Mar 02, 2021
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Over 776 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. In 1985, Rotary declared basic literacy to be a pre-condition for the development of peace. Early literacy training is critical to the success of a child's later education. So Rotarians work worldwide with children, parents, and educators to encourage and build reading skills at an early age for the life and fulfillment of each child and their community, the avoidance of conflict and building of peace. 
Bringing basic education and literacy to the world Peter Roaf 2021-03-02 08:00:00Z 0 children,education,learning,literacy,read,reading

Wheelchairs given by sister Rotary club in Chile

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Presidente Luis Seguel of Ladner Rotary's sister club, Rotary Club of Temuco Norte, in Temuco, Chile sends his greetings to our club along with those of his club. They shared a video clip with a report from TVN, the public national tv channel in Chile. President Seguel and some members of the club are shown donating wheelchairs needed in the community. This event, was done to highlight the 116 years of Rotary international, on February 23. As our honourary member in Santiago, Patricio Ramirez, says this presentation was, "An excellent way to show the citizens of this country the great social and community work done by Rotary International." Congratulations, Presidente Seguel and members of Temuco Norte Rotary.
Wheelchairs given by sister Rotary club in Chile Peter Roaf 2021-02-26 08:00:00Z 0

Celebrating 116 years of Rotary International

Posted on Feb 23, 2021
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Rotary Club of Ladner, one of 34,000 clubs in 200 countries and territories of 1.2 million members in Rotary International, celebrated the 116th Anniversary of now the world's oldest and second largest service organization on February 23, 2021. The date is known as World Peace and Understanding Day. Club members enjoyed a virtual tour of the Rotary International headquarters in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, Illinois.
Celebrating 116 years of Rotary International Peter Roaf 2021-02-23 08:00:00Z 0 anniversary,headquarters,tour

Rotaract -- a dynamic, developing movement in the Rotary world

Posted on Feb 23, 2021
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Rotaract is Rotary for young professionals and college/university students, aged 18 to 30+ years. There are 203,298 Rotaractors in 10,698 Rotaract clubs in 180 countries worldwide.
 
At the 2019 Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, then Rotary International President Barry Rassin presented Rotaract leader, Phoenix MacLaren, with the Rotary International Award of Honor for helping lead her District into increasing overall membership by 150%. Phoenix talks about Rotary on February 23, 2021, the 116th Anniversary of Rotary. 
Rotaract -- a dynamic, developing movement in the Rotary world Peter Roaf 2021-02-23 08:00:00Z 0 Rotaract,college,professional,university,young,youth

Making Arthur Drive clean again!

Posted on Feb 20, 2021
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One of the biggest teams showed up for the periodic street clean up of Arthur Drive on February 20, 2021. Thank you to the 12 who picked up bags of anything from cigarette butts and candy wrappers to drinking cups and straws scattered along the sides of the road and under hedges along Arthur Drive, from its start at the intersection with Ladner Trunk Road along to 44th Avenue, under the City of Delta's Adopt-A-Street program. -- photos by Chris Offer and stock shot by Alamay
Making Arthur Drive clean again! Peter Roaf 2021-02-20 08:00:00Z 0 Arthur Drive,adopt-a-street,clean up,street

Grade 3 newcomers benefit from dictionaries

Posted on Feb 17, 2021
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Rotary Club of Ladner collaborated with the North Delta Rotary Club which requested our assistance in delivering 180 free dictionaries to elementary students in South Delta. North Delta Rotary has managed this project in recent years through in-person visit to the schools, not possible because of pandemic restrictions.
 
The international Dictionary Project aims to assist school students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn, so the focus is on elementary school children in the third grade.
Grade 3 newcomers benefit from dictionaries Peter Roaf 2021-02-17 08:00:00Z 0 book,education,school,student

A Solution That Ends Malnutrition

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Food Plant Solutions Rotarian Action Group (FPSRAG) is a dynamic project that focuses on addressing malnutrition, hunger and food security using readily available local food plants.
 
FPSRAG creates educational resources to help people, particularly women, understand the connection between plant selection and nutrition. It empowers them to grow a range of plants with differing seasonal requirements and maturities.  
A Solution That Ends Malnutrition Peter Roaf 2021-02-16 08:00:00Z 0 action group,food,health,malnutrition,nutrition,starvation

Chinese New Year celebrated at dinner, not as usual

Posted on Feb 12, 2021
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26 Ladner Rotarians and partners gathered over dinner, to celebrate the Lunar or Chinese New Year, as usual, or not.....via zoom. Gung Hey Fat Choy. Thank you, Chris Offer. Guillermo and Paulette read fortune cookie fortunes for some of us. We gave toasts as we start the Year of the Ox. The event included two breakout sessions in smaller groups.
Chinese New Year celebrated at dinner, not as usual Peter Roaf 2021-02-12 08:00:00Z 0
Past Chair of the Delta Foundation receives Paul Harris Fellow Award Peter Roaf 2021-02-09 08:00:00Z 0 Delta Foundation,Foundation,award

Tom Siba receives Paul Harris Fellow Award for outstanding service

Posted on Feb 09, 2021
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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self.
Tom Siba receives Paul Harris Fellow Award for outstanding service Peter Roaf 2021-02-09 08:00:00Z 0

Scotland Today

Posted on Feb 09, 2021
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Dr. Gordon McInally Gordon, of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland, spoke to Ladner Rotary on February 9, 2021 from his home in Scotland about “Scotland Today”. Gordon is the past president of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland and has served on the Rotary International board of directors.
Scotland Today Peter Roaf 2021-02-09 08:00:00Z 0 Scotland,Scots,United Kingdom

Peace Leaders recruited for international Rotary Peace Fellowship
 

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While the world hopes for peace, Rotary International works to make it a reality by training the next generation of peace leaders.
 
The Rotary Club of Ladner, and the Rotary Clubs of Tsawwassen and North Delta, are now recruiting local, Delta candidates for the Rotary Peace Fellowship, a program that gives up to 130 fellows the opportunity to obtain professional development certificates or master’s degrees in Peace and Conflict Resolution from one of seven universities around the world.
 
“Today, there are still far too few mediators who are experienced practitioners in conflict resolution. There is an urgent need to produce another generation of people who can play a mediating role in the future,” said Professor Paul Rogers, University of Bradford, in the United Kingdom. “This program is the most significant development in graduate work in conflict resolution in decades.”
Peace Leaders recruited for international Rotary Peace Fellowship  Peter Roaf 2021-02-08 08:00:00Z 0 conflict,peace,peace fellow,peace scholar,peacebuilding

Peace and conflict resolution in a war weary world

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Conflict and violence displace millions of people each year. 90 percent of those killed in conflicts are civilians and half of those are children. Often conflict starts and continues over long periods in competition for dwindling resources and as environmental changes force people to migrate.
 
Volatile rainfall and temperature trends in many parts of the world have exerted significant pressure on available land, water and food resources leading to diminishing food stocks, inadequate water supply, mass migration and desertification.
 
Rotary aims to look beyond the temporary cessation of violence in many parts of the world. There is a need to identify over the longer term conditions that lead to conflict management and mutual cooperation among those who have previously been adversaries.
Peace and conflict resolution in a war weary world Peter Roaf 2021-02-08 08:00:00Z 0 conflict,peace,peace fellow,peace scholar,peacebuilding

Caring for seafarers around the world

Posted on Feb 02, 2021
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When the Mission to Seafarers began in the 1830s, at the port of Bristol, England, the goal was then, as it is today, "to care for the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of all seafarers and their families." Seafarers, who run the container ships and other cargo ships, bring us 90% of what we have in our typical households and lives. In doing that, they are isolated from their families and the rest of society spending many months at sea, sometimes 12 to 16 months and more.
 
The Mission to Seafarers is a ministry of 'presence' and 'hospitality' by leaders in different faiths visiting seafarers on their ship, listening and letting them know we care, by providing centres a 'home away from home'  where they can go and relax, speak with family, watch TV, play pool, send money home, buy a snack or two. We provide transportation to take them to the centre or to the mall. The Mission also advocates for seafarers, keeping a watchful eye on conditions on board and helping them know their rights. 
Caring for seafarers around the world Peter Roaf 2021-02-02 08:00:00Z 0 church,port,seafarer,ship,shipping

Two new members from greenhouse businesses

Posted on Jan 26, 2021
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Dalell Amed, of Village Farms, came to this community from Mexico. Pania Lincoln, of Pure Sunfarms, came from New Zealand. They both give their classification presentations so we can learn more about them as our newer members.
Two new members from greenhouse businesses Peter Roaf 2021-01-26 08:00:00Z 0

Delta Hospital Christmas lights thank you

Posted on Jan 23, 2021
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A team of Ladner Rotarians, with some from Pure Sunfarms, took down the outdoor Christmas lights and decorations at Delta Hospital on January 17th. The lights and decorations, installed in early December, were appreciated:
 
" Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society would like to send out an enormous thank you to the Rotary Club of Ladner for putting up the Christmas Lights at Delta Hospital this year. Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society would also like to thank Pure Sun Farms for donating not only their valuable time to help the Rotary Club in putting up the lights but for also donating new lights to the existing lights for Delta Hospital. The lights have definitely sparked the festive spirit in everyone at the hospital. Thank you, Rotary Club of Ladner and Pure Sun Farms for helping spread the holiday spirit!"
Delta Hospital Christmas lights thank you Peter Roaf 2021-01-23 08:00:00Z 0

Deltaport update and expansion status

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One of the main facilities of the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest port system, is in Delta. Deltaport is a deep sea port for companies shipping containers and coal, amounting to much of the activity in the system. Tanya Hawke provides an overview on port operations in Delta and an update on the proposed Roberts Bank Terminal 2 project.
Deltaport update and expansion status Peter Roaf 2021-01-19 08:00:00Z 0 deltaport,port,ship,shipping,transportation

Recovery from serious mental illness and the opioid crisis

Posted on Jan 12, 2021
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Coast Mental Health (CMH) believes that people living with mental challenges can thrive in our communities if they are given the right resources: housing, support services and employment and education opportunities. With compassion and courage, recovery from mental illness is possible when clients take the lead in their recovery, working with the team at CMH. Port Moody Rotarian, Darrell Burnham, speaks about the impact of Covid-19 and the opioid crisis on our community. 
Recovery from serious mental illness and the opioid crisis Peter Roaf 2021-01-12 08:00:00Z 0 homeless,housing,mental health,opioid

Rotary leader, Michael Cruise, passes away

Posted on Jan 11, 2021
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Our long-time club member and Rotarian of 58 years, Michael Cruise, suddenly passed away at age 95 at Waterford Delta, in Tsawwassen, where he had recently moved. He had contracted the COVID-19 virus and was in isolation, but was not suffering serious effects as some have done. Michael was a Past District 5040 Governor (1995-96) and a Paul Harris Fellow, who made many contributions to Rotary over the years here in this community, this province and overseas. Michael’s wife Beryl died in 2018.
Rotary leader, Michael Cruise, passes away Peter Roaf 2021-01-11 08:00:00Z 0

Vocational Service: sharing one's knowledge and expertise

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 09, 2021
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As we all suffer the hardship of this pandemic in one way or another, we are inspired by the best in generosity and creativity among people in our communities. We are sometimes ashamed or disgusted by the poor judgment and bad behaviour of far fewer people among us in public and private life.
 
One way to describe many of the kind of supportive, caring actions of volunteers among us is vocational service. That is the essence of any service club: "service above self" to make the community and the world a better place, by working with integrity and contributing expertise to the problems and needs of society.
Vocational Service: sharing one's knowledge and expertise Peter Roaf 2021-01-09 08:00:00Z 0 expertise,knowledge,sharing,vocation
Chris Offer in Rotary magazine and joins Rotary Foundation Canada board Roaf 2021-01-07 08:00:00Z 0
A look at common eyesight problems we could face Peter Roaf 2021-01-05 08:00:00Z 0 age,eye,health,sight

Christmas dinner and gifts at home this year for special needs adults group

Posted by Peter Roaf on Dec 20, 2020
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About 70 people in the South Delta Family and Peer Support Group for special needs adults were delighted to receive full Christmas dinners from the White Spot in Tsawwassen and gifts, all sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ladner, thanks to organizers and delivery teams on Sunday, December 20, 2020. This home delivery distribution replaced the normal evening of dinner and entertainment for the Group at the Ladner Community Centre because of pandemic restrictions.
Christmas dinner and gifts at home this year for special needs adults group Peter Roaf 2020-12-20 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,dinner,special,special needs
Christmas Concert by performers from 50 Rotary District 5040 clubs Peter Roaf 2020-12-18 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,concert,festive
Disease Treatment & Prevention Peter Roaf 2020-12-18 08:00:00Z 0
Santa and the Prime Minister help Ladner Rotarians celebrate Christmas Peter Roaf 2020-12-15 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,Santa,celebrate

Rotary-sponsored high school Interact Club gathers food
for those in need at Christmas

Posted on Dec 10, 2020
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The 25 families supported by Delta Secondary School students in a festive season food drive, and the South Delta Food Bank, will receive the 1,750 food and toiletry items as well as over $2000 in cash and gift cards for the purchase of food, thanks to the students’ and school staff’s “Twenty Days of Giving" campaign. The 42 student members of the school’s Interact Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Ladner, played a significant part in the campaign by hosting a community Drive-Thru Donation event in the school parking lot on December 1st.
Rotary-sponsored high school Interact Club gathers foodfor those in need at Christmas Peter Roaf 2020-12-10 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,donations,food,giving,high school,youth

Delta Hospital Brightens up for Christmas

Posted by Pania Lincoln on Dec 09, 2020
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Patients in the 58 acute care beds, outpatients, 92 long term care residents, their visitors and the more than 110 hospital and medical staff at Delta Hospital are getting a lift from the Christmas lights now brightening up the main entrance and the Healing Garden at the hospital's central courtyard. A team of 10 Rotary Club of Ladner members, including several from Pure Sunfarms, put up the lights and seasonal figures over the past weekend.
Delta Hospital Brightens up for Christmas Pania Lincoln 2020-12-09 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,hospital,lights

Rotary needs to adopt newer technology and do new things in new ways

Posted on Dec 08, 2020
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Treasurer for Rotary Zone 32 (includes most states in the Northeastern USA), Past District 7500 Governor, leader trainer and Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation, Horton Hickerson, spoke to Ladner Rotary from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. He advises clubs to take new approaches to meeting, such as using Zoom, and blend with in person meetings when safe to do so indoors. Rotary could not only adapt to the pandemic by using newer technology to apply to traditional formats for meeting, it could be developing new ways to do new things in service to the community and the world.
Rotary needs to adopt newer technology and do new things in new ways Peter Roaf 2020-12-08 08:00:00Z 0

AGM review of 2019-20 and 2021-22 new board

Posted on Dec 01, 2020
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Rotary Club of Ladner looked back on the 2019-20 year, with the theme, “Rotary Connects the World,” and looked forward to 2021-22 with the election of its new board of directors at the club's Annual General Meeting on December 1, 2020. In the past Rotary year, club President Bridget Jacob and the Board of Directors encouraged greater connections between club members, our local communities and Rotarians around the world. The year of connections then evolved into the year of the pandemic necessitating a complete reimagining of how Rotarians, People of Action, could in fact “connect”.  As we Rotarians rose to the challenge and, despite the pandemic restrictions, by the end of the Rotary year our club was able to achieve the Gold level international Presidential Citation and special recognition for our Polio contributions. 
AGM review of 2019-20 and 2021-22 new board Peter Roaf 2020-12-01 08:00:00Z 0 agm,annual review,board

Vancouver's Women in Blue salutes active duty of women in Vancouver Police over 7 decades

Posted on Nov 26, 2020
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Vancouver's Women in Blue is a tribute to the 125 women who have served the Vancouver Police from 1904 to 1975, from their early roles as matrons and, after a long, slow course, eventually as police constables.
 
In 1904 Mata Raymond was the first woman Vancouver Police hired as a matron to supervise women in jail. In 1912, Canada’s first two women started serving as full constables on active duty. In the mid-1930s women continued to double as police constables and matrons. It wasn’t until 1973 that Sharon Smith was the first female constable to be sent out in a patrol car with a male partner.
Vancouver's Women in Blue salutes active duty of women in Vancouver Police over 7 decades Peter Roaf 2020-11-26 08:00:00Z 0 police,women

Delta has benefitted from The Rotary Foundation over the years

Posted on Nov 18, 2020
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Founded over 100 years ago, The Rotary Foundation is recognized by international foundation rating organizations as one of the world’s most trusted and effective foundations. It is the foundation for Rotary International, the world’s original service club. Over time it has spent more than US$4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. It is the powerhouse behind many of Rotary’s contributions to communities here at home, such as the Ladner Rotary Splash Park, and around the world.

Members of the three Rotary clubs in Delta, including the original Rotary Club of Ladner, throughout BC and around the world raise funds for, and donate to, The Rotary Foundation because as little as 60 cents can protect a child from polio, $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness and $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.
Delta has benefitted from The Rotary Foundation over the years Peter Roaf 2020-11-18 08:00:00Z 0 Rotary Foundation,donations,grants,service

Writing for Rotary magazine

Posted on Nov 17, 2020
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Paul Engleman is a Chicago-based freelance writer who is a frequent contributor to the Rotary magazine and Contributing Editor for Rotary Canada magazine. He is also an award-winning novelist whose articles, essays, and interviews have appeared in many publications, including the New York Times and Playboy. Paul is a polio survivor. 
Writing for Rotary magazine Peter Roaf 2020-11-17 08:00:00Z 0 magazine,polio,publishing,writer

Members remember their family members in military service

Posted on Nov 10, 2020
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Eight Ladner Rotarians shared stories about their family members who served or were serving their country in the military as a salute to all those who lost their lives, limbs and peace of mind in that service on the occasion of Remembrance Day. As Ladner Rotarian Rev. Graham Witcher says about sacrifice: "to make something holy by giving it away for love."
Members remember their family members in military service Peter Roaf 2020-11-10 08:00:00Z 0

Shredding for a brighter Christmas

Posted on Nov 07, 2020
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At least 50 of the 600 low income families throughout Delta, registered with Deltassist, will enjoy a happier Christmas thanks to $4,900 in net proceeds from a paper Shred-A-Thon which Ladner Rotary held on November 7, 2020. The funds will be used by Deltassist to purchase food gift cards, replacing the usual Christmas Hampers of food collected through local schools and other organizations because of pandemic restrictions. Raising the cash, rather than the food, has proven to be a large, extraordinary challenge, but a big "THANK YOU" to all the Delta residents who drove up in 135 vehicles to clear their homes and offices of 4.5 tons of paper and contribute to the shredding fundraiser, bringing some Christmas joy to those who have little for themselves.
Shredding for a brighter Christmas Peter Roaf 2020-11-07 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,family,food,fundraiser,hamper,low income,mother and chld,paper,shred

Emergency services contact through 911 now in most of BC

Posted on Nov 03, 2020
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E-Comm is the first point of contact for 9-1-1 callers in 25 regional districts in British Columbia. It handles over 1.8 million 9-1-1 calls a year. That amounts to 99 percent of B.C.’s 9-1-1 call volume.
 
E-Comm 9-1-1 emerged from the chaos in coordinating first responders during the 1994 Stanley Cup Riots in Vancouver, as a multi-municipality agency which provides emergency communications operations for the province. The company coordinates 9-1-1 service for police, fire, and ambulance service, providing call-taking and dispatch services for multiple agencies in the Lower Mainland area. 
Emergency services contact through 911 now in most of BC Peter Roaf 2020-11-03 08:00:00Z 0 ambulance,fire,medical,safety

Bridget Jacob receives Past President Award

Posted on Nov 03, 2020
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Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Ladner Bridget Jacob receives at a social distance an award from the club for her service as President in 2019-20, presented by current President Peter Roaf.
Bridget Jacob receives Past President Award Peter Roaf 2020-11-03 08:00:00Z 0

Canada salutes UN 75th Anniversary with new dollar coin – a celebration for Rotary too

Posted on Oct 29, 2020
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On the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN), Canada is celebrating our nation's role as a founding member and a contributor to world peace with its 2020 $1 circulation coin.
 
Canada was one of 51 countries which founded the United Nations in October 1945. As one of the most “international” organizations in the world of the day, Rotary played an active role in the drafting of the United Nations Charter in 1945 in San Francisco.
Canada salutes UN 75th Anniversary with new dollar coin – a celebration for Rotary too Peter Roaf 2020-10-29 07:00:00Z 0 Canada,United Nations,anniversary,coin

Developing workforce skills -- mentoring matters

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A large segment of the population is retiring, displaced workers are seeking employment and new skills, and vast numbers of young, diverse, and underrepresented workers are joining the workforce. The construction industry needs to ensure effective transfer of knowledge to keep up with this churn of change. 
 
Successful mentorship is a critical element in building a high-quality workforce and has been shown to positively affect productivity, safety, quality, and client relations on the job. 

SkillPlan has developed and implemented an industry-proven mentorship model for the construction industry that can also transfer well to other settings.
Developing workforce skills -- mentoring matters Peter Roaf 2020-10-27 07:00:00Z 0 construction,mentoring,trades

Hundreds of children to be saved from a crippled life, even death, through Rotary fundraiser 

Posted on Oct 24, 2020
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On World Polio Day, October 24th, the proceeds from Rotary Club of Ladner's Pumpkins for Polio sales event will spare 857 children in the world under the age of 5 years from a lifetime of being crippled, sometimes severely, and even death, because of polio. Those children can survive and grow up to be healthy, fully active adults because every US$3 raised will protect a child from polio with oral vaccines, given the event's having raised US$860, which will be matched twice by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, for a total of US$2,580.
Hundreds of children to be saved from a crippled life, even death, through Rotary fundraiser  Peter Roaf 2020-10-24 07:00:00Z 0 World Polio,fundraiser,polio,pumpkin

Ridding the world of polio has been a long, but steady march

Posted on Oct 20, 2020
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Mike McGovern, who is Rotary's Chair of the International PolioPlus Committee, gave an update on the global campaign to rid the world of the life crippling and sometimes deadly disease of polio. His committee directs all regional and international PolioPlus committees, coordinates all PolioPlus elements, and develops policies and strategies to achieve polio eradication. The committee’s responsibilities include Rotary's allocation of US$150 million annually for polio eradication around the world.
Ridding the world of polio has been a long, but steady march Peter Roaf 2020-10-20 07:00:00Z 0 PolioPlus,World Polio,polio

Langley Ukulele Ensemble enjoys international fame

Posted on Oct 13, 2020
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The Langley Ukulele Ensemble started in the Langley School District during the 1970’s when the ukulele was incorporated as part of the music offerings in the District. 
 
In 1980, Peter Luongo joined the group as an assistant director and assumed the lead role shortly thereafter. He has been the group’s director for all, or part of every year since. His efforts and infectious personality contributed greatly to the ongoing popularity of the instrument in schools and to the recognition of the community of Langley as the “Ukulele Capital of Canada.”
Langley Ukulele Ensemble enjoys international fame Peter Roaf 2020-10-13 07:00:00Z 0 music

Economic development of communities through people in the world

Posted on Oct 08, 2020
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Our economy has suffered seriously during the COVID-19 pandemic and so have many individuals, families and organizations. We have been managing with what we have and helping out each other.
 
It is that much more meaningful to appreciate that nearly 800 million people in our world live on less than $1.90 a day. An estimated 2.6 million children under the age of five died from malnutrition-related causes. Those children are among the 1 in 9 people in the world, or 795 million people, who do not have enough to eat. Of the world’s hungry people 60% are women and girls. 70% of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas and depend on agriculture and related activities for their livelihood.
 
Rotary members have been seeking sustainable solutions to poverty by providing training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities. The Rotary Foundation spent $9.2 million last year to grow local economies and reduce poverty.
Economic development of communities through people in the world Peter Roaf 2020-10-08 07:00:00Z 0
Mortgage lending during COVID-19 Peter Roaf 2020-10-06 07:00:00Z 0 lending,loan,mortgage,real estate

Gold Distinction for Ladner Rotary in achieving international Rotary Citation

Posted on Oct 01, 2020
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Rotary Club of Ladner has received the international Rotary Citation for our performance in 2019-20, at the Gold level of Distinction, the second highest after Platinum. 
 
The Rotary Citation is the most significant award a Rotary club can achieve. It is awarded for achieving goals such as increasing club membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in the community.
 
That achievement came during a year that was challenging for many Rotarians around the world. Our club demonstrated a commitment to achieve its goals, which has ultimately helped strengthen Rotary and shape our future.
 
Congratulations to Ladner Rotarians as People of Action, for continued service above self to our community and our world.  
Gold Distinction for Ladner Rotary in achieving international Rotary Citation Peter Roaf 2020-10-01 07:00:00Z 0
"Don Arturo" celebrates 56 years a member of Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2020-09-29 07:00:00Z 0

Pumpkin sales to end polio on World Polio Day, October 24th

Posted on Sep 25, 2020
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Polio, or poliomyelitis, is a paralyzing and potentially deadly infectious disease that most commonly affects children under the age of 5. The virus spreads from person to person, typically through contaminated water. It can then attack the nervous system.
 
With the recent announcement of the World Health Organization that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of the African region, Rotary and its partners are celebrating this historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority.
 
To salute World Polio Day, on Saturday, October 24th, Rotary Club of Ladner is holding a “Pumpkins for Polio” sales events with entire proceeds going to the End Polio campaign: 10 am to 4 pm in the parking lot of Tsawwassen Mills mall.
 
For every US$3.00 donated to the campaign, a child is fully protected against polio and is given a chance to lead a fulfilling life and, when matched twice by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a total of three children is spared the life crippling, sometimes lethal, disease.
Pumpkin sales to end polio on World Polio Day, October 24th Peter Roaf 2020-09-25 07:00:00Z 0 polio

Technology intersects with service: eClub

Posted on Sep 22, 2020
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Next Vista for Learning is a free, web-based library of videos by, and for, teachers and students. Through his work with NextVista.org, based in Silicon Valley, California, as founder, executive director, and lead janitor, Jason Hurley, as a former teacher, has had the opportunity to speak to and train teachers all over the United States and beyond. Given his love for seeing new places, connecting with students and teachers across the globe, he has helped broaden the offerings of the NextVista.org library in many ways. 
Technology intersects with service: eClub Peter Roaf 2020-09-22 07:00:00Z 0 eclub,meeting,technology

Arthur Drive cleaned up for Fall

Posted on Sep 19, 2020
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A section of Arthur Drive in Ladner, starting at the intersection with Ladner Trunk Road, is now tidied up for the Fall, thanks to a team of six club members who ventured into the rain on September 19, 2020 to pick up trash left over the summer. Arthur Birk, optimistic in his sunny weather gear, applied his dental skills to ensuring no scrap escaped his pincer pick up stick. -- photos by C. Offer and P. Roaf
Arthur Drive cleaned up for Fall Peter Roaf 2020-09-19 07:00:00Z 0 Arthur,adopt-a-street,community,service,street

Rotary keeps changing over 115 years

Posted on Sep 15, 2020
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Rotary Opens Opportunities as it keeps changing in service to our community and communities all over the world. Rotary District 5040 Governor Dave Hamilton, of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen, visited the Rotary Club of Ladner, one of 50 in the District. He was accompanied by Dean Hsieh, Assistant Governor for Delta and Richmond. The meeting was the first hybrid format meeting with 15 members and 4 guests at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn and eight joining the meeting by Zoom.
Rotary keeps changing over 115 years Peter Roaf 2020-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary District 5040 second among 21 across Canada in per member giving Peter Roaf 2020-09-04 07:00:00Z 0

Recent Rotary achievements by our club and Rotary International

Posted on Sep 02, 2020
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At Ladner Rotary's first in person meeting after several months of virtual ones, it was a happy reunion for some, but many are still missed. Protocols for health and safety were followed. The members were reminded about some of our recent achievements as a club, as a District of 50 clubs and as a global people of action group of 35,000 clubs and 1.2 million members.
Recent Rotary achievements by our club and Rotary International Peter Roaf 2020-09-02 07:00:00Z 0

Education and literacy a key focus in September

Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 02, 2020
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This month parents and teachers face the complex challenge of returning children to a safe and secure environment in schools during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. Despite this setback, we are most fortunate to have access to the educational system we have here. Around the world more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 
 
an open air school
 
Rotarians strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy. They fight for literacy among adults so they can build better lives, build more peace and free themselves from those who control and oppress their communities. 
 
 
Education and literacy a key focus in September Peter Roaf 2020-09-02 07:00:00Z 0 adult,children,education,literacy

Eyeglasses collection brings precious gift of vision
to children in developing countries

Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 30, 2020
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A young man in Ethiopia, who struggled over many years to read and write, and yearned for an education, had been regarded as stupid and forced out of school at grade two, because he was blind. He put on eyeglasses for the first time and, as a new world opened up for him, said as a plea, now, “How can I learn?” His life might have been so much for fulfilling if he had eyeglasses when he was a child.
 
The second hand eyeglasses and professional help came to this man half way around the world thanks to the Third World Eye Care Society (TWECS), based in Burnaby, BC, founded by Optometrist Dr. Marina Roma-March.
Eyeglasses collection brings precious gift of visionto children in developing countries Peter Roaf 2020-08-30 07:00:00Z 0 children,sight,vision

spread of wild poliovirus in African region halted 

Posted on Aug 29, 2020
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Rotary and its partners are celebrating a monumental achievement with the announcement of the World Health Organization (WHO) on August 25, 2020 that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region. This is a historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority. -- story by by Ryan Hyland
spread of wild poliovirus in African region halted Peter Roaf 2020-08-29 07:00:00Z 0 World Polio,polio
Canada’s Arctic through the lens of a photographer Peter Roaf 2020-08-25 07:00:00Z 0 arctic,expedition,north,polar
Uncovering with homeowners what can make their living spaces unique Peter Roaf 2020-08-18 07:00:00Z 0 architect,design,home,interior

Fraud trends and prevention

Posted on Aug 11, 2020
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Delta Police Constable Dustin Classen spoke to Ladner Rotary about current fraud trends, including those targeting seniors and those emerging during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is Constable Classen’s firm belief that we must continually educate ourselves and raise awareness amongst those in our community as the primary way we can have an impact on the invasive issue of fraudulent crime.
Fraud trends and prevention Peter Roaf 2020-08-11 07:00:00Z 0 crime,fraud,police

Engage in your interest, engage in your expertise – some opportunities in Rotary’s world community
 

Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 04, 2020
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Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience. Recent additions to the list of Rotary Fellowships are focused on bees and those who wear beards and moustaches.
 
Rotary Action Groups are independent, Rotary-affiliated groups made up of people from around the world who are experts in a particular field, such as economic development, peace, addiction prevention, the environment, or water. Action groups offer their technical expertise and support to help clubs plan and implement projects to increase our impact, one of Rotary's strategic priorities. This support includes helping clubs find partners, funding, and other resources. Action groups can also help clubs and districts prepare grant applications, conduct community assessments, and develop plans to monitor and evaluate their projects.
Engage in your interest, engage in your expertise – some opportunities in Rotary’s world community  Peter Roaf 2020-08-04 07:00:00Z 0 action,action group,expertise,fellowship,interests

Paul Harris Fellow to Guillermo Bustos

Posted on Aug 04, 2020
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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self. This is the fourth time Guillermo Bustos has received this award.
Paul Harris Fellow to Guillermo Bustos Peter Roaf 2020-08-04 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris,award,pin

At work for our community and our world - The Rotary Foundation

Posted on Jul 28, 2020
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The Rotary Foundation transforms our gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
 
Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than US$4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.
 
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International enables Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
 
At work for our community and our world - The Rotary Foundation Peter Roaf 2020-07-28 07:00:00Z 0 Delta Foundation,Foundation,donation,giving

Paul Harris Fellow Awards to nine members

Posted on Jul 21, 2020
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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self. 
Paul Harris Fellow Awards to nine members Peter Roaf 2020-07-21 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris,award

Sweden Today

Posted on Jul 21, 2020
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Rotarian of 27 years and member of Sweden’s Parliament, Ann-Britt Åsebol, spoke to Ladner Rotary members from her home of Falun, in northern Sweden on July 21, 2020. After 25 years as a teacher, Ann-Britt, having appealed to politicians over many years for various changes, was encouraged to run for public office herself. She started her new career as a County councilor of Landstinget Dalarna. In 2010 she was elected one of 349 members of the Swedish Parliament where she has served on the Committee of Constitution, and Committees of Education, of Social Insurance, of Social welfare and of Culture. As a member of the Rotary Club of Falun Kopparvågen, Ann-Britt also served as a Rotary International Director 2012-14, as one of the first women to be elected to the RI Board.
Sweden Today Peter Roaf 2020-07-21 07:00:00Z 0 Falun,Rotary International board,Sweden,parliament

Sunny Saturday coffee in Rotary Park

Posted on Jul 18, 2020
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Ladner Rotarians gathered for an impromptu "Coffee in the Park" on Saturday morning to catch up in person, at long last. The gathering, organized by Chris Offer, at Rotary Park next to Delta City Hall, abided by social distancing. Mayor George Harvie dropped in to say hello.
 
Walt Hayward indicates how much he enjoyed the event
Sunny Saturday coffee in Rotary Park Peter Roaf 2020-07-18 07:00:00Z 0 park,social,summer

Longest serving member celebrates anniversary

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This year retired dentist, Dr. Arthur Birk, celebrates 50 years as a member of the Rotary Club of Ladner. Congratulations, Arthur, and thank you for your many years of service to our club and community.
Longest serving member celebrates anniversary Peter Roaf 2020-07-16 07:00:00Z 0

Help up for struggling mothers and families

Posted on Jul 14, 2020
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Mamas for Mamas aims to change the landscape of poverty through innovative approaches to financial barriers faced by mothers, caregivers and women in crisis. The national organization, founded in Kelowna and now operating in Delta, is working with multiple levels of government and non-profit agencies, to change systems that contribute to the vicious cycle of poverty, mental health issues, housing, and food insecurity. At the same time, it supports struggling families with a hand up, providing essential needs of food, affordable housing and education. See the previous story on Mamas for Mamas.
Help up for struggling mothers and families Peter Roaf 2020-07-14 07:00:00Z 0 food,low income,mother,parent,women

Reading on the trail for children: Storywalk

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StoryWalk® is an innovative and delightful way for children — and adults! — to enjoy reading and the outdoors at the same time. Laminated pages from a children's book are attached to wooden stakes, which are installed along an outdoor path. As you stroll down the trail, you're directed to the next page in the story. Storywalks are proposed for Delta.
 
StoryWalks® have been installed in Canada, the United States, Germany, England, Bermuda, Russia, Malaysia, Pakistan and South Korea.
Reading on the trail for children: Storywalk Peter Roaf 2020-07-07 07:00:00Z 0 children,education,outdoor,reading,trail

Opportunities open for Rotary and the community of Delta

Posted on Jul 01, 2020
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“Rotary Opens Opportunities.” That’s the theme for Rotary in 2020-21. Yet, for over its 63 years, Rotary Club of Ladner has been continually opening opportunities for its members, for our community and for our world. We are building relationships with other organizations near and far, and with the people in them as they too serve our community, they with us, and we with them.
 
Peter Roaf, President, Rotary Club of Ladner, 2020-21
 
That theme was experienced as Rotary Club of Ladner installed its new board of directors for 2020-21 at a virtual ceremony on June 30, 2020, officiated by the 2020-21 District 5040 Governor for 50 for the Rotary clubs in BC, Dave Hamilton.
Opportunities open for Rotary and the community of Delta Peter Roaf 2020-07-01 07:00:00Z 0 board,directors,installation,leadership

Disease Prevention and Treatment honour for Steve Rutledge

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Congratulations to Whitby Sunrise Rotarian Steve Rutledge on receiving the District 7070 Dr. Bob Scott Award in Disease Prevention on June 30, 2020. Steve recently presented an update to Ladner Rotary about Adopt A Village Laos, a program he has led for many years and which has made a significant contribution to disease prevention and treatment.

Rotary Club of Ladner, which includes among us his sister, Dawn Rutledge Brennen, joins Rotary Whitby Sunrise Club in congratulating Steve on this well deserved honour. #rotarywhitbysunrise #rotary7070
Disease Prevention and Treatment honour for Steve Rutledge Peter Roaf 2020-06-30 07:00:00Z 0

Value of community news in trying times

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 23, 2020
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Delta Optimist circulates every week 17,000 newspapers in South Delta. The online version of the newspaper reaches 400,000 to 500,000 views a month. Among the community newspapers in Canada, the Optimist has 1,300 voluntary subscriptions, at $50 per year, from people who want to support the newspaper, which is among the highest in Canada among community newspapers.
 
Matt Blair, Publisher and General Manager of the Delta Optimist, who replaced Rotarian Dave Hamilton on his retirement in the past several months, spoke to Ladner Rotary about the value of community news in trying times.
Value of community news in trying times Peter Roaf 2020-06-23 07:00:00Z 0 community,media,news,newspaper

Tough year for remote villages of Laos where Ladner Rotary helps sponsor support

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 16, 2020
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Adopt A Village Laos, partially sponsored by Rotary Club of Ladner, has brought water filters to each of the families in each of the small, remote villages of the impoverished, Southeast Asia nation of Laos. The program has also delivered water dam and pipeline systems, electricity, school and health supplies to these villages. There are now over 45 villages with filtered water serving over 25,000 rural villagers. Adopt A Village Laos has achieved a positive impact on the lives of 4,000 people in the past year alone.
Tough year for remote villages of Laos where Ladner Rotary helps sponsor support Peter Roaf 2020-06-16 07:00:00Z 0 Asia,international service,water and sanitation,water project

Scotland to Arctic Circle and in between for new member

Posted on Jun 02, 2020
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From her upbringing and start to her teaching career in Scotland incoming President Elect of Ladner Rotary in 2020-21, Ann Waldo, told club members about her adventures in education and married life throughout some remote areas of Canada. A Rotarian of almost 15 years, Ann recently joined the club from the Rotary Club of Sechelt.
Scotland to Arctic Circle and in between for new member Peter Roaf 2020-06-02 07:00:00Z 0 Scotland,education,north

Poverty relief for mothers from Rotary Club of Ladner

Posted on Jun 01, 2020
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For low income mothers and families raising children as they struggle with trying to make ends meet, all volunteer Mamas for Mamas, in Delta, welcomes relief of $8,000 to cover the cost of groceries, diapers, formula, counseling and the part-time, temporary hiring of somebody to deliver and pick up. Funding of $4,000 comes from the Rotary Club of Ladner, which resonated with Mama’s for Mama’s vision that no mother or caregiver, or child, is left behind, especially during this even more challenging period of COVID-19 restrictions. -- photo courtesy of Delta Optimist
Poverty relief for mothers from Rotary Club of Ladner Peter Roaf 2020-06-01 07:00:00Z 0 child,family,mother and chld,poverty,youth

Multi-service club salute to healthcare workers

Posted on May 27, 2020
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On May 27, 2020, the following Delta organizations arranged a thank you to healthcare workers with a parade of almost 40 vehicles driving around the block of the Delta Hospital, led by a Delta Fire and Rescue truck, lights ablaze and sirens blaring:
Rotary Club of LadnerKinsmen Ladner
Rotary Club of TsawwassenTOOBS
Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions Club 
 
-- photos by Chris Offer
Multi-service club salute to healthcare workers Peter Roaf 2020-05-27 07:00:00Z 0 healthcare,parade,thank you

From marketing printing to wine, new member welcome

Posted on May 26, 2020
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A Rotary member for almost 45 years, Tsawwassen resident Bob Silvester recently joined Ladner Rotary from Rotary Club of Burnaby. In his "classification speech" to club members, so we could get to know him, Bob outlined a career in marketing for the printing business and then in the wine business.
From marketing printing to wine, new member welcome Peter Roaf 2020-05-26 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary District recognizes two Ladner Rotarians

Posted on May 25, 2020
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Two Ladner Rotarians received District Governor Awards on May 24th at the Rotary District 5040 2020 Vision Roskars Awards, a virtual ceremony of awards presentations which normally would have been held at the District Conference in late April, but cancelled earlier in the year because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rotary District recognizes two Ladner Rotarians Peter Roaf 2020-05-25 07:00:00Z 0 awards

Reducing male violence

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One in three women in our world suffer from gender-based violence. During this COVID-19 pandemic there is estimated to be a 20 percent increase in reports of this form of violence. For every month our self isolation continues gender-based violence is expected to increase even more, by an estimated 15 million more cases. These are the chilling facts presented by Rotary Peace Fellow Will McInerney.
Reducing male violence Peter Roaf 2020-05-19 07:00:00Z 0 peace,peace fellow,peacebuilding,violence,women

COVID-19 pandemic global disaster response US$4.7 million+ to date from Rotary

Posted by Peter Roaf on May 16, 2020
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The Rotary Foundation has approved more than $4.7 million in disaster response grants to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Read a short description of each grant.
 
Kiwanis International, Lions Clubs International, Optimist International, and Rotary International have issued a joint statement in a collaborative approach to responding to the global pandemic crisis.
COVID-19 pandemic global disaster response US$4.7 million+ to date from Rotary Peter Roaf 2020-05-16 07:00:00Z 0 COVID-19,global grants,pandemic

Rotarian of the month

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Ladner Rotary President Bridget Jacob, right, presents to Past District Governor Penny Offer a member of the month gift in recognition and thanks for her contributions to the club in leading a review of the bylaws, her district and international work and faithful attendance to support all of our club events, such as pumpkins for polio, summer barbecue and Christmas dinner event, among others.
Rotarian of the month Peter Roaf 2020-05-13 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary sponsored high school Interact club finishes one year and readies for next Peter Roaf 2020-05-12 07:00:00Z 0 Interac,high school,youth
Clean up readies Arthur Drive for Spring Peter Roaf 2020-05-09 07:00:00Z 0 adopt-a-street,clean up

District 5040 2020 Vision Speakers Series and Roskars Awards

Posted by Peter Roaf on May 06, 2020
All members in our District now have the opportunity, through Zoom, to experience the inspiration and learn from the shared knowledge and wisdom of some of the leading speakers who were scheduled to speak at the cancelled 2020 Vision Conference in Vancouver in April.
 
The 2020 Vision Speakers Series will include five speakers, as scheduled below, including District Governor Bala Naidoo.
District 5040 2020 Vision Speakers Series and Roskars Awards Peter Roaf 2020-05-06 07:00:00Z 0

Resolving conflict, achieving peace in our world another major Rotary undertaking

Posted by Peter Roaf on May 05, 2020
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Conflict and violence displace millions of people each year. 90 percent of those killed in conflicts are civilians and half of those are children. Often conflict starts and continues over long periods in competition for dwindling resources and as environmental changes force people to migrate.

Fergal McCarthy, the Peace Programs Manager at Rotary International in Chicago, spoke to Ladner Rotary members and District 5040 Peace leaders on May 5, 2020. Prior to his role at Rotary, Fergal worked at the Rand Corporation in California, the Irish Prime Minister’s Office in Dublin Ireland as well as the Irish Foreign Ministry.  He holds a BA in World Religions & Theology and an MPhil in International Peace Studies both from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Comparative Ethnic Conflict Studies from Queens University Belfast, and an MSt in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.

Resolving conflict, achieving peace in our world another major Rotary undertaking Peter Roaf 2020-05-05 07:00:00Z 0 conflict,peace,peace scholar
End Polio campaign recognized as Vancouver buildings light up  Peter Roaf 2020-04-28 07:00:00Z 0
polio survivor speaks in international Immunization Week Peter Roaf 2020-04-28 07:00:00Z 0

A world of learning comes to children in The Philippines

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The African Ruggedized Educational System (ARES) has proven to be such a success in bringing the world's education to children in remote, rural communities of Africa, where there is limited access to books, paper and writing materials, and intermittent power and no access to the internet, it has now arrived in The Philippines.
 
The first mission of its kind, to introduce what has been called, "Asian Ruggedized Educational System (ARES)", happened in February as a joint International Service Project of the Rotary Club of Ladner and the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunrise. Ladner Rotary President Bridget Jacob, on behalf of this club as a sponsor, participated in the team visit to The Philippines and reported on the overall mission in a club meeting on Zoom April 21, 2020.
 
Elena Agala, of the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunrise, was the driving force behind the mission to distribute three ARES systems to schools and, as she has done for many years, to provide dental services to those in need in various communities.
 
Bonnie Sutherland, of the Rotary Club of North Delta, who also a member of the recent ARES team mission to The Philippines, started working in Africa in 1992 with her late husband, Don, both teachers in Delta. In Kenya they saw the great need for teachers and students and began shipping containers of books and other materials to Africa. ARES eventually emerged from this international service in education.
A world of learning comes to children in The Philippines Peter Roaf 2020-04-21 07:00:00Z 0 ARES,dental,dentist,education
Thank you frontline workers and businesses Peter Roaf 2020-04-18 07:00:00Z 0

Helping hand for business in COVID-19 pandemic crisis

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Businesses large and small and the millions of people who rely on them for their livelihood in BC and all across Canada are receiving some support from the three levels of government. We are all in this together. Executive Director of the Delta Chamber of Commerce, Garry Shearer, outlines the role of the Chamber and the support coming to businesses in our community.
Helping hand for business in COVID-19 pandemic crisis Peter Roaf 2020-04-14 07:00:00Z 0

Virtual meeting a first for Ladner Rotary

Our club is in good company worldwide in holding its weekly club meeting for the first time in 64 years as a virtual one on Zoom. 25 members were able to attend this first of a kind meeting, including three members who have been unable to join us regularly for a long time. There were few technical glitches and we all had a chance to connect. We are back to our weekly meetings on Tuesdays via Zoom. More information to follow.
President Bridget Jacob chaired the meeting, with support from Chris Offer, who set up the Zoom meeting
Virtual meeting a first for Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2020-04-07 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Month

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President Bridget Jacob awards Denis Denischuk with Rotarian of the Month Award for his many ways he supports the club.
Rotarian of the Month 2020-03-14 07:00:00Z 0

Listening and treating holistically aim of Ladner clinic

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Dr. Lisa Ghent,BSc, ND, a doctor in Naturopathic Medicine and clinic leader at Collaborative Wellness in Ladner, was personally drawn to naturopathic medicine over 10 years ago when a naturopath helped her and her husband have children after a struggle to become pregnant. The idea of really listening to people’s stories and treating them holistically to help guide them towards health became the appeal of this field of medicine. -- photos by Mel Baly
 
 
Listening and treating holistically aim of Ladner clinic Peter Roaf 2020-03-08 08:00:00Z 0
Marketing manager joins Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2020-02-25 08:00:00Z 0

International education consultant receives Paul Harris Award

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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self. 
International education consultant receives Paul Harris Award Peter Roaf 2020-02-25 08:00:00Z 0

Elder College leader recognized with Paul Harris Award

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For her ongoing leadership in providing to Delta residents a wide range of courses in continuing education through Eldercollege, Paulette Tattersall received the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award from Rotary District 5040 Past District Governor Chris Offer to recognize extraordinary service above self. -- photo by Mel Baly
 
 
Elder College leader recognized with Paul Harris Award Peter Roaf 2020-02-18 08:00:00Z 0
Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 looking back Peter Roaf 2020-02-18 08:00:00Z 0

Ladybug Farm from Vietnam to Delta with new club member

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My Le Dang, who recently joined Rotary Club of Ladner, is an excellent example of productivity and contribution to Canada through immigration, as she brings her skills in hydroponic farming and business accounting at the local company, Pure Sunfarms, from Vietnam to Delta. She tells club members about herself in her new member "classification speech." Welcome, My.
Ladybug Farm from Vietnam to Delta with new club member Peter Roaf 2020-02-11 08:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris pins awarded to members

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Paul Harris Fellow honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International. Honourees may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation or may be recognized with this award by their club for extraordinary service above self. 
Paul Harris pins awarded to members Peter Roaf 2020-02-11 08:00:00Z 0

Little House to receive donation of books
 

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Little House Society, which offers clinical services, education and drug prevention strategies in Delta, has received a bookcase from Rotary Club of Ladner, and on February 7 some club members gathered at the home of Irene Forcier to donate books for the bookcase and add stickers, “Donated by Ladner Rotary,” on the inside cover. The books will provide some comfort to those visiting Little House in Tsawwassen. -- photos by Penny Offer
Little House to receive donation of books  Peter Roaf 2020-02-07 08:00:00Z 0 Little House,addiction,books
No call too small as Delta Police serves our community Peter Roaf 2020-02-04 08:00:00Z 0 community,police

Chris Offer, Member of the Month

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President Bridget Jacob presents the Member of the Month Award to Past District Governor Chris Offer for his many contributions to the Rotary Club of Ladner, on top of the many he continues to make at the District, Zone and International levels, for The Rotary Foundation and Peace Building, among others.
Chris Offer, Member of the Month Peter Roaf 2020-02-04 08:00:00Z 0
Members engage in strategic planning Peter Roaf 2020-01-28 08:00:00Z 0

Improving lives and communities way to attract members

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"Rotary Get Inspired Talks" on May 23, 2020 aims to inspire attendees to take action and make the necessary changes to improve their lives and communities. In partnership between our Rotary District 5040 and "Get Inspired Talks" the event is part of an overall strategy to attract new members to Rotary.
Improving lives and communities way to attract members Peter Roaf 2020-01-21 08:00:00Z 0
Financial consultant tells about himself on joining the club Peter Roaf 2020-01-21 08:00:00Z 0 classification speech,new

Food hampers brighten Christmas for needy families in Delta

Posted on Dec 21, 2019
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The Christmas celebrations of more than 500 lower income families and seniors throughout Delta were made a little brighter on December 21 when they received food hampers, each with a turkey, root vegetables, canned goods, macaroni and cheese, cranberries, cookies, candy canes and bread. Rotary Club of Ladner representatives joined Deltassist and many other service organizations in the annual Christmas hamper food distribution.
Food hampers brighten Christmas for needy families in Delta Peter Roaf 2019-12-21 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,food,hamper
Merry Christmas 2019-12-20 08:00:00Z 0
Christmas fun at Ladner Rotary lunch Peter Roaf 2019-12-17 08:00:00Z 0
New Rotary road signs about 3 clubs in Delta 2019-12-13 08:00:00Z 0
Positive Peace & Rotary 2019-12-11 08:00:00Z 0 positivepeace,rotary,rotary ladner,rotarypeace

District Governor inducts his son as newest Ladner Rotarian

Posted on Dec 10, 2019
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Financial Consultant Kreesan Naidoo has just been inducted as a member of Rotary Club of Ladner. The induction ceremony was all the more special when Rotary District 5040 District Governor Bala Naidoo, Kreesan's father, officiated. Club President Bridget Jacob pins Kreesan as part of the ceremony. photos by Mel Baly
District Governor inducts his son as newest Ladner Rotarian Peter Roaf 2019-12-10 08:00:00Z 0

Memorial Park Sparkles

Posted by Chris Offer on Dec 10, 2019
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Take thousands of coloured lights, hundreds of cups of hot chocolate, dozens of children’s craft trappings, add a fire truck bringing a special guest and you have a very successful Christmas festival.
Memorial Park Sparkles Chris Offer 2019-12-10 08:00:00Z 0 rotary, rotary ladner
In impoverished, war torn countries, education by mothers an effective path to peace and opportunity Peter Roaf 2019-11-26 08:00:00Z 0

Ladner Rotary Supports Delta Drum Festival

Posted on Nov 20, 2019
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The third annual South Delta Drum Festival was held on November 17, 2019, at the Genesis Theatre in Ladner. 
 
The Festival featured some of the industry’s best drummers. DSS students supported the event by assisting with staging. A variety of types and styles of drums were on display and played.
 
Featured performers/instructors included Craig Scott (big band and jazz drumming), Julia Geaman (metal drumming) and Mike Michalkow (drum set artistry).
 
Festival organizer Rick Klemm said, “We have more sponsors this year, the Ladner Rotary Club donated funds, which is very kind of them, so it’s going really well,”
Ladner Rotary Supports Delta Drum Festival Chris Offer 2019-11-20 08:00:00Z 0

Update, Achievements, Future Directions of Delta School District

Posted by Chris Offer on Nov 12, 2019
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Delta School District #37 is focused on achieving its vision of becoming a "Leading District in Innovative Teaching and Learner Success", according to School Superintendent Doug Sheppard. The District's focus on questioning and inquiry as methods of investigating both student learning and educator practice is central to the achievement of this work.
Update, Achievements, Future Directions of Delta School District Chris Offer 2019-11-12 08:00:00Z 0 learning,school,teaching

Ann Waldo joins club from Sechelt

Posted by Chris Offer on Nov 12, 2019
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Rotary Club of Ladner welcomed Ann Waldo as a new member, transferring from the Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast Sechelt. Ann moved to Sechelt from Peachland, BC in 2006 after retiring from a career as a teacher and school administrator. Her husband, George, had been mayor of Peachland. Ann joined the Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast Sechelt in 2007. She served on a variety of club committees and as club president. In 2018 after the death of her husband she moved to Delta to be close to family. -- photos by Chris Offer

 

 

Ann Waldo joins club from Sechelt Chris Offer 2019-11-12 08:00:00Z 0

Honouring lives lost for our freedom

Posted on Nov 11, 2019
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At the Remembrance Day parade and cenotaph service in Ladner on November 11, 2019, to honour those who gave their lives and were wounded, in wars over the past century, members of Rotary clubs in Ladner and Tsawwassen, and of the Rotary-sponsored Interact Club at Delta Secondary School, joined hundreds of people in military, first responder and community organizations and from Delta to participate in the solemn ceremony. -- photos by Chris Offer
Honouring lives lost for our freedom Peter Roaf 2019-11-11 08:00:00Z 0 Remembrance,cenotaph,parade

Honouring the ultimate 'service above self" of those fallen for our freedom

Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 05, 2019
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Remembrance Day, a national and international memorial to the millions of men and women in military service who lost their lives or were wounded in wars over the past 100+ years, was observed by Rotary Club of Ladner in advance of the actual day on November 11, 2019. To mark the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the hostilities of the First World War ended, Ladner Rotarians will march in the Remembrance Day parade through Ladner to join those from many organizations and Delta residents at the cenotaph in Memorial Park.
Honouring the ultimate 'service above self" of those fallen for our freedom Peter Roaf 2019-11-05 08:00:00Z 0 Remembrance,peace,war

End Polio campaign to receive pumpkin sales proceeds

Posted on Oct 24, 2019
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The global campaign to End Polio around the world, started by Rotary over 30 years ago, will receive proceeds from sales of pumpkins on October 22, ahead of World Polio Day on October 24, 2019. Rotary Club of Ladner members, Delta Police community volunteers and members of the Rotary-sponsored Interact Club at Delta Secondary School joined forces in Pumpkins for Polio sales, at Ladner Leisure Centre, then at Delta Secondary School, where a pumpkin carving contest was included. Pumpkins donated by Westham Island Herb Farm, with thanks. -- photos by Chris Offer
End Polio campaign to receive pumpkin sales proceeds Peter Roaf 2019-10-24 07:00:00Z 0 World Polio,fundraiser,polio,pumpkin
Mayor encourages community to participate in Pumpkins for Polio on Oct 22 Peter Roaf 2019-10-22 07:00:00Z 0 World Polio,polio

Global areas of focus grant funding approaching $100 million a year

Posted on Oct 13, 2019
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Rotary International's contributions to its six global areas of focus have almost doubled over the past five years and approach $100 million. The Rotary Foundation has continued to grant funds to locally and regionally led Rotary projects around the world in the six areas of Maternal and Child Health, Water and Sanitation, Disease Prevention and Treatment, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Basic Education and Literacy, and Economic and Community Development. For example, Ladner Rotary led a project to bring running water over 6.5 km to a remote village in Laos where children and women now have more time to devote to school and community life.
Global areas of focus grant funding approaching $100 million a year Peter Roaf 2019-10-13 07:00:00Z 0 Rotary Foundation,areas focus,global,grants

Polio effects in childhood can come back decades later

Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 08, 2019
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Zosim Ettenbera was only six months old when she contracted polio. She managed to work her way past the crippling viral disease in her childhood and move on to a career in physiotherapy. Eventually she became Director of Rehabilitation Services at Langley Hospital. Her story, of battling not only polio, but later in life, cancer, is one of tremendous courage and determination, includes the recurrence of effects from her childhood affliction, with Post Polio Syndrome, which affects many adults decades later after what used to be called, "infantile paralysis (polio)" or poliomyelitis.
Polio effects in childhood can come back decades later Peter Roaf 2019-10-08 07:00:00Z 0 World Polio,polio
Preparing to light up Memorial Park for Christmas Peter Roaf 2019-10-01 07:00:00Z 0 Christmas,Memorial Park,lighting,lights,tree

The global fight against polio here in Ladner

Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 30, 2019
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Worldwide polio cases have dropped from 350,000 in 122 countries in 1988 to just 33 in two countries in 2018 – Pakistan and Afghanistan. Now the world stands on the threshold of eradicating the disease forever. Nigeria, the last polio endemic country in Africa, has passed the 3-year milestone without a case, and it is anticipated that the whole African Region will be declared polio free in 2020.
 
To date, Rotary has contributed more than US$1.9 billion and countless volunteer hours to the protection of more than 2.5 billion children around the world. Around the world, on October 24, 2019, Rotary International, foundations, governments and global health organizations are marking World Polio Day. To salute World Polio Day, Rotary Club of Ladner is holding “Pumpkins for Polio” sales events on Tuesday, October 22, with proceeds going entirely to the End Polio campaign: 10 am to 1 pm at Ladner Leisure Centre and 3:30 to 5:30 pm, including a pumpkin carving contest, at Delta Secondary School.
The global fight against polio here in Ladner Peter Roaf 2019-09-30 07:00:00Z 0 polio,pumpkin

Rotary District 5040 2nd highest per capita in giving to End Polio

Posted on Sep 25, 2019
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Among the 34 Rotary Districts across Canada, Northeastern United States and Bermuda, in Zones 24 and 32, representing 1,814 clubs, our District 5040 of 50 clubs was second highest per capita in giving to the campaign to End Polio worldwide at almost US$105,473. With 50 members Ladner Rotary comprises 3.3% of membership in District 5040, but our giving US$3,880 to this campaign in 2018-19 represented 4.6% of the total for District 5040. Congratulations and thank you to our generous members in our club and our District.
Rotary District 5040 2nd highest per capita in giving to End Polio Peter Roaf 2019-09-25 07:00:00Z 0 donations,giving,polio

Firehall field trip for Ladner Rotarians

Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 24, 2019
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From the $2 million ladder truck and various other vehicles, to the dispatch system and living accommodations, Delta's Firehall 1, in Ladner and three firefighters hosted Ladner Rotary members on a field trip on September 24, 2019. The Rotary visitors not only learned about the various functions of the firehall, but about the fire and rescue system throughout Delta, including the new hall near Boundary Bay Airport and the top quality training facilities at that location.
Firehall field trip for Ladner Rotarians Peter Roaf 2019-09-24 07:00:00Z 0 fieldtrip,fire,rescue,tour

New BBQs add more family fun to Memorial Park

Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 17, 2019
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Expanding the recreational enjoyment of Delta residents even further at Memorial Park in Ladner, after the official opening of the Ladner Rotary Splash Park in July 2018, the Rotary Club of Ladner and the City of Delta have collaborated once again by installing nearby three outdoor cooking grills and renovating the adjacent gazebo. -- photos by Chris Offer and Peter Roaf
New BBQs add more family fun to Memorial Park Peter Roaf 2019-09-17 07:00:00Z 0 BBQ,Reach,cooking,park,splash park

Delta realtor joins Ladner Rotary: welcome Howard Wang

Posted on Sep 12, 2019
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Realtor Howard Wang (left), in his induction as a new member of Ladner Rotary on September 10, 2019, is given his membership pin by Ed Klassen, long time member of Ladner Rotary, who is also a member of our sister club in Mount Manganui, New Zealand.
Delta realtor joins Ladner Rotary: welcome Howard Wang Peter Roaf 2019-09-12 07:00:00Z 0

used eyeglasses for Third World to District 2020 Vision Conference

Posted on Sep 12, 2019
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Rotary District 5040 Past District Governor Sonia Baron, left, prepares to contribute 55 pairs of single lens glasses she has collected over the summer towards the collection being assembled for the Third World Eyecare Society, a Rotary supported projected based in Burnaby, by the time of the District's 2020  Vision Conference, April 24 to 26, 2020 in Vancouver. President Elect Diana Cabott is receiving the glasses with the collection box.
used eyeglasses for Third World to District 2020 Vision Conference Peter Roaf 2019-09-12 07:00:00Z 0

Never stop learning: ElderCollege

Posted on Sep 10, 2019
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The 45 or so ElderCollege courses offered in spring and fall semesters are short and stimulating with no pressure and no exams. Paulette Tattersall, Program Coordinator, explains that ElderCollege Delta is a volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing life long learning and personal growth through a relaxed approach where no prior experience is necessary.
Never stop learning: ElderCollege Peter Roaf 2019-09-10 07:00:00Z 0 courses,education,seniors

Rotarian of the Month is Irene Forcier

Posted on Sep 03, 2019
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Leader of the Ladner Rotary Splash Park project, current leader of the adjacent Memorial Park addition of BBQ grill and gazebo renovation, first female and long time member of Ladner Rotary, Irene Forcier, was recognized as Rotarian of the Month on September 3, 2019.
Rotarian of the Month is Irene Forcier Peter Roaf 2019-09-03 07:00:00Z 0
Scholarships for Ladner graduates Peter Roaf 2019-08-29 07:00:00Z 0 high school,scholarship,student

Speaking of alliances: Toastmasters and Rotary

Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 27, 2019
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Toastmasters helps people find their voice through training in communication and leadership. Founded at roughly the same time with a similar spirit of service over 100 years ago, Rotary and Toastmasters are exploring how the two organizations can shape the next 100 years in a new, strategic alliance to unlock the great potential of members in both organizations and the world of service. -- photos by Chris Offer
Speaking of alliances: Toastmasters and Rotary Peter Roaf 2019-08-27 07:00:00Z 0

Mental health support for adults at Delta clubhouses

Posted on Aug 20, 2019
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Delta Clubhouse is a community of understanding, like-minded adults living with a mental illness who might share the same experiences. The Clubhouse welcomes people with mental health challenges and provides a safe, supportive environment where one can socialize, participate in fun recreational activities, learn employment skills, and increase community involvement.
Mental health support for adults at Delta clubhouses Peter Roaf 2019-08-20 07:00:00Z 0 mental health

Annual Peer Support picnic

Posted on Aug 19, 2019
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The members of the Rotary Club of Ladner were out in force on Sunday, August 18, 2019, for the annual picnic for the South Delta Peer Support group. Fresh corn, hotdogs, salads, baked beans, and pie were menu highlights.
Annual Peer Support picnic 2019-08-19 07:00:00Z 0
Rotarian of the month 2019-08-14 07:00:00Z 0
Deltassist serves our community 2019-08-14 07:00:00Z 0 delta bc,deltassist,rotary

Paint By Numbers

Posted on Aug 01, 2019
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What do you get when you gather 30 would-be artists, lots of oil paint, a heap of brushes and one canvas?  A unique and irreplaceable painting with the theme of “connections”. 
Paint By Numbers 2019-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
Ladner Rotary President looks ahead to 2019-20 Peter Roaf 2019-07-24 07:00:00Z 0 2019-20,installation,year
Ladner Rotary board 2019-20 swings into action Peter Roaf 2019-07-13 07:00:00Z 0 board,directors,installation

Over $300,000 value of volunteer time from two Rotary clubs in South Delta and over $1b worldwide

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 11, 2019
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From sponsoring water parks for children and their families, running a bathtub race, cleaning up a street, running a soap box derby event, shipping medical equipment to communities in other countries or supplying clean water in Southeast Asia where there is need, the two South Delta Rotary clubs in Ladner and Tsawwassen have generated an estimated total of 13,728 volunteer hours of service among their 130 members in the past year. According to calculations in a special Value of Rotary Volunteering report by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Civil Society Studies, the monetary value of that time devoted to local, regional and international projects is $308,880 since July 1, 2018.
Tsawwassen Rotary holds an annual Soapbox Derby for kids
Over $300,000 value of volunteer time from two Rotary clubs in South Delta and over $1b worldwide Peter Roaf 2019-06-11 07:00:00Z 0 hours,service,value,volunteer
Tsawwassen First Nation 10 years since urban treaty Peter Roaf 2019-05-28 07:00:00Z 0 First Nation,Tsawwassen,treaty

Service to community and world: Ladner Rotary at May Days fair

Posted by Peter Roaf on May 26, 2019
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A sample range of services to the community and the world provided by the Rotary Club of Ladner and Rotary International was on display at Memorial Park for the annual Ladner Pioneer May Days fair on May 25 and 26, 2019. A team of Ladner Rotarians and Delta Secondary School Interact Club members hosted the information booth over the two days. -- photos by Peter Roaf and Chris Offer
Service to community and world: Ladner Rotary at May Days fair Peter Roaf 2019-05-26 07:00:00Z 0 May Days,fair,information
Ladner Rotary Splash Park season underway Peter Roaf 2019-05-26 07:00:00Z 0 child,children,families,family,splash park,water

Past members, businesses and friends network at club social

Posted by Peter Roaf on May 21, 2019
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Alumni of Ladner Rotary, friends and family joined members at a club sponsored social lunch on May 21, 2019, including Delta Councillor and former Mayor Lois Jackson, representatives of the Delta Chamber of Commerce, BC and Alberta Guide Dogs, Buoyant Creative and IS Creative Inc. among other organizations and featuring magician Bruce Hunt. -- photos by K-L Findlay, M. Baly, P. Roaf
Past members, businesses and friends network at club social Peter Roaf 2019-05-21 07:00:00Z 0 alumni,magic,networking,social

Rotary District loses a leader

Posted on May 21, 2019
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A very dear friend to many in our Rotary District 5040, Past District Governor 2017-18 Don Evans, has passed away suddenly on May 20th. While travelling in South America, with his wife, Deb, and Deb's brother Mike, Don suffered a massive coronary. District Governor Darcy Long said on behalf of more than 1,400 Rotarians in 50 clubs of our District, that so many of us individually, our District and the Rotary World have lost a monumental force.
 
Darcy says, "Don's passion for not just Rotary but our Foundation, our clubs, and us as individuals was immense. He will be dearly missed."
Rotary District loses a leader Peter Roaf 2019-05-21 07:00:00Z 0

Laos Adopt A Village rebuilds with Ladner Rotary help

Posted on May 14, 2019
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Remote villages in Luang Prabang province of the southeastern Asia nation of Laos, still struggling after extensive destruction in the Vietnam War, have been receiving education facilities and supplies and clean water for more than 10 years from a Rotary initiated program, Adopt-A-Village, started by Steve Rutledge of the Rotary Club of Whitby, Ontario. For the past five years a team of Ladner Rotary members has joined Adopt-A-Village in Laos to deliver the water filters and education supplies. -- presented by Mike Storey, Diana Cabott Nimsick, Dawn Rutledge and Chris & Penny Offer
 
Laos Adopt A Village rebuilds with Ladner Rotary help Peter Roaf 2019-05-14 07:00:00Z 0 Laos,education,sanitation,water

Voice of business in Delta since 1910

Posted by Peter Roaf on Apr 23, 2019
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Delta Chamber of Commerce has been the voice of business in Delta for almost 110 years. It is a federally-registered, non-profit corporation of businesses and community organizations originally established as the Delta Board of Trade in 1910 and became the Delta Chamber of Commerce in 1961. It is governed by the Board of Trade Act administered by Industry Canada.
Voice of business in Delta since 1910 Peter Roaf 2019-04-23 07:00:00Z 0 advocacy,business,development,economic

Family and fun priorities for funeral director new member

Posted on Apr 16, 2019
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New member, Charmaine Levan, who is a funeral director at Delta Funeral Home in Ladner, has fun with her husband, is proud of her daughter and granddaughter and family, in Ontario, originally Jamaica, sings in a trio and now a quartet, and has visited remote areas of Guatemala to rescue abandoned babies, children and vulnerable people. Her education is in social work and business. She loves her work because she is dealing with people and helping them in tough times.
Family and fun priorities for funeral director new member Peter Roaf 2019-04-16 07:00:00Z 0

Medical and dental equipment arrives in grateful Northern Chile community

Posted by Peter Roaf on Apr 09, 2019
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The 15,000 residents of Pozo Almonte, a small community in northern Chile, are most grateful for a shipping container load of 284 items of needed medical and dental equipment and supplies sent through Rotary World Help (RWH) in February. RWH is a non-religious, non-political charity run by 45 Rotary clubs mainly in Rotary Districts 5040 and 5050, throughout Metro Vancouver, up the coast to Powell River, Prince George and as far away as Summeride, PEI. The Rotary Club of Ladner was the lead sponsor of this shipment, the 395th shipped to 62 countries on five continents since RWH was founded in 1993.
Medical and dental equipment arrives in grateful Northern Chile community Peter Roaf 2019-04-09 07:00:00Z 0 container,dental equipment,international service,medical equipment
Banker new member talks about her life Peter Roaf 2019-03-26 07:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Awards presented Peter Roaf 2019-03-26 07:00:00Z 0
Communication strategy for Public Image Peter Roaf 2019-03-12 07:00:00Z 0 communication,image,public,relations,strategy

Small grants can boost Delta neighbourhoods

Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 05, 2019
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Delta residents who want to connect and engage with others to make their community a better place to live can do something about it with a Neighbourhood Small Grant from the Delta Foundation.
 
Based on a simple but powerful idea – that everyone is a valuable member of the community and that we all have something to share — Neighbourhood Small Grants of $50 to $500 can enable local residents to strengthen their community by bringing people together, sharing their skills and knowledge, celebrating diversity, and increasing their sense of belonging.
 
 
Small grants can boost Delta neighbourhoods Peter Roaf 2019-03-05 08:00:00Z 0 communities,community,grant,neighbourhood

International Rotary recognition x2 for Ladner club

Posted on Feb 26, 2019
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On behalf of Rotary International President 2017-18 Ian Riseley, of Australia, District 5040 Governor 2017-18 Don Evans presented the Rotary Citation to the club on February 26, 2019 for developing sustainable service projects, building awareness of Rotary in the community, growing membership and giving to the international Rotary Foundation in 2017-18.
 
From the international Rotary Foundation, Ladner Rotary was also recognized for its extraordinary contribution to the campaign to End Polio Now: Countdown to History campaign.
International Rotary recognition x2 for Ladner club Peter Roaf 2019-02-26 08:00:00Z 0 Rotary Foundation,award,citation,polio

Healthier, more productive lives from clean water in Laos

Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 26, 2019
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Over time Adopt-A-Village has helped many thousands of people, mostly children, in small, remote villages of northern Laos, live healthier lives with access to clean water and, in turn, gain a valuable education to improve their lives. Providing water filters to these villages enables education support in that region, as the original aim of Adopt-A-Village, in a poor country still suffering the impact of the Vietnam War and struggling to look after its people.
 
For the past five years a team of Ladner Rotary members has joined Adopt-A-Village in Laos founder and Ontario Rotarian, Steve Rutledge, and several others from Canada, Italy and Denmark, to deliver the water filters and education supplies to the remote villages in Laos’s Luang Prabang province. -- story by Mike Storey, with Peter Roaf, and photos from Chris Offer, Mike Storey and multiple sources
 
 
Healthier, more productive lives from clean water in Laos Peter Roaf 2019-02-26 08:00:00Z 0 Laos,education,sanitation,water
Music fun way to celebrate Rotary's 114th Anniversary Peter Roaf 2019-02-26 08:00:00Z 0 anniversary,music

Healthier, more productive lives from clean water in Laos

Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 26, 2019
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Over time Adopt-A-Village has helped many thousands of people, mostly children, in small, remote villages of northern Laos, live healthier lives with access to clean water and, in turn, gain a valuable education to improve their lives. Providing water filters to these villages enables education support in that region, as the original aim of Adopt-A-Village, in a poor country still suffering the impact of the Vietnam War and struggling to look after its people.
 
For the past five years a team of Ladner Rotary members has joined Adopt-A-Village in Laos founder and Ontario Rotarian, Steve Rutledge, and several others from Canada, Italy and Denmark, to deliver the water filters and education supplies to the remote villages in Laos’s Luang Prabang province. -- story by Mike Storey, with Peter Roaf, and photos from Chris Offer, Mike Storey and multiple sources
Healthier, more productive lives from clean water in Laos Peter Roaf 2019-02-26 08:00:00Z 0 Laos,education,sanitation,water

Phoenix federal payroll system a costly failure

Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 05, 2019
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Almost 20 years ago, discussions began about consolidating the many different, unconnected federal employee payroll systems scattered throughout the many government departments. The aim over the long term, of what has become known as the Phoenix payroll system, was to consolidate all the payroll systems in the various government departments into one overall system in one location. The system has proven to be a major failure.
Phoenix federal payroll system a costly failure Peter Roaf 2019-02-05 08:00:00Z 0 federal,government
Year of Pig Chinese New Year celebrated Peter Roaf 2019-02-05 08:00:00Z 0 Chinese,New Year,social

Ethics, integrity a winning guide for success

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 29, 2019
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On starting in the car sales business long ago, having already committed to Rotary’s "4-way test" for truth and integrity, Gene Vickers asked the owner of the car dealership whether he could make it in the business if he was completely honest, contrary to the general perception of those in that field. The owner responded, “It’s the only way.” Eventually Gene ranked the top in car leasing at Ford dealerships in Western Canada in three different years.
Ethics, integrity a winning guide for success Peter Roaf 2019-01-29 08:00:00Z 0 4-way test,integrity,truth
Scottish heritage celebrated at Robbie Burns Night Peter Roaf 2019-01-25 08:00:00Z 0 Scottish,heritage
Bono sings Rotary's praises in polio fight Peter Roaf 2019-01-17 08:00:00Z 0 Bono,polio
Former foreign service officer joins club Peter Roaf 2019-01-15 08:00:00Z 0 embassy,finance,government,member,new

Longest serving member in club receives award

Posted on Jan 15, 2019
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The Rotary Club of Ladner's "don", Dr. Arthur Birk, as longest serving member, receives a prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award +1 (second one received) on January 15, 2019, from President Kerry-Lynne Findlay. -- photo Mel Baly
Longest serving member in club receives award Peter Roaf 2019-01-15 08:00:00Z 0

Two new club members

Posted on Jan 15, 2019
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Two new members inducted into the Rotary Club of Ladner are Vocational Counselor with Delta Community Living Society, Sharrie Dahl, a returning Rotarian, and career foreign service officer and advisor on government, recently moved to Delta from Ottawa, Brian Smith. Participating in the ceremony were (l to r) Richard Shantz, Lynn Cameron, Brian Smith, President Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Sharrie Dahl, Past District Governor Penny Offer and Denis Denischuk. -- photo Mel Baly
 
Two new club members Peter Roaf 2019-01-15 08:00:00Z 0
Needy communities in the Philippines receiving medical equipment Peter Roaf 2019-01-12 08:00:00Z 0 container,dental equipment,medical equipment,school

Easing the end of life

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 08, 2019
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The butterfly symbolizes the transition between life and death. It is used by many hospice societies world-wide, including the Delta Hospice Society, a community-based, non-profit charitable organization helping individuals and their families experiencing a life-threatening diagnosis, advanced illness or bereavement since 1991.
Easing the end of life Peter Roaf 2019-01-08 08:00:00Z 0 death,health,hospice,life
Hampers make Christmas happier for hundreds of Delta families Peter Roaf 2018-12-22 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,food,hampers
Christmas cheer shared among Ladner Rotarians Peter Roaf 2018-12-18 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,lunch
Christmas brightened up for special needs adults Peter Roaf 2018-12-15 08:00:00Z 0 Christmas,dinner,peer and family,special needs

Rotary's longstanding commitment to fighting and preventing diseases 

Posted on Dec 14, 2018
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Rotary members have played a key role in bringing the world to the brink of polio eradication. Our members have not only helped end polio in 122 countries but also created a system for addressing many other health priorities, like Ebola. Rotary clubs lead efforts to fight diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes. Clubs also focus on disease prevention by providing health education and bringing routine hearing, vision, and dental care to those in need. In December, Rotary’s Disease Prevention and Treatment Month, take action to fight disease in your community. Here are six ways to do that. 
Rotary's longstanding commitment to fighting and preventing diseases Peter Roaf 2018-12-14 08:00:00Z 0 disease,treatment

The cat came back

Posted on Dec 14, 2018
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A little girl, sad that her family cat had not returned home, came with her family to the Ladner Rotary Christmas Tree Lighting event on December 7 and had a chance to make a personal appeal to Santa for her cat to return by Christmas.
The cat came back Peter Roaf 2018-12-14 08:00:00Z 0 Santa,cat
Young visitors on life in New Zealand Peter Roaf 2018-12-11 08:00:00Z 0 New Zealand,exchange,visitors,youth

Kiwis on exchange

Posted on Dec 04, 2018
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Two young visitors from New Zealand, on exchange for three weeks, (centre left and right) Caitlin Fletcher and Brooklyn Tarik, are welcomed by President Kerry-Lynne Findlay and President Elect Bridget Jacob. -- photo by Mel Baly
Kiwis on exchange Peter Roaf 2018-12-04 08:00:00Z 0 exchange,international,youth
Telling the Rotary story with ClubRunner and social media Peter Roaf 2018-11-27 08:00:00Z 0

Festive Season clean up of Arthur Drive

Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 24, 2018
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Arthur Drive, from the intersection with 48 Avenue in the centre of Ladner, down to Whitworth Crescent, is now cleaned up in time for Christmas thanks to a crew of seven Ladner Rotarians and two Delta Police Volunteers. The street cleaning is one of many community service projects of the Rotary Club of Ladner as a commitment three times-a-year to that stretch of the road under the City of Delta's Adopt-A-Street program. photos by Peter Roaf and Chris Offer
Festive Season clean up of Arthur Drive Peter Roaf 2018-11-24 08:00:00Z 0 adopt-a-street,clean up,community,environment,street

Wine specialist new member

Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 20, 2018
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Wine Specialist, Sheldon Starrett, who recently joined Ladner Rotary, was born in Richmond, grew up in Ladner and finished his school years in Chilliwack. Having studied political science at KPU and then the University of Victoria, Sheldon joined the Progressive Conservative Party at a young age. His interest in politics took him to Ottawa where he served a term as a parliamentary intern. He has completed the first three levels of study through the Wine and Spirit Education Trust.
Wine specialist new member Peter Roaf 2018-11-20 08:00:00Z 0 wine

Fishing village's medical centre receives equipment from Rotary World Help

Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 20, 2018
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The newly renovated medical centre in the fishing village of Panglao, on the island of Panglao, Bohol, the Philippines, will receive used medical equipment such as hospital beds, side tables, medicine carts, wheelchairs, emergency beds and cribs for children in a shipping container organized and loaded on November 17, 2018 by Rotary Club of Ladner members and others in clubs from Rotary Districts 5040 and 5050 in the Greater Vancouver area.
 
Also in the container, sponsored by Rotary World Help, which is supported by many Rotary clubs in this region, and, in this case, by the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise, are dental chairs, dental equipment and supplies, plus computers and books. The Rotary Club of Panglao is administering distribution of the equipment and supplies when the container arrives at its destination in the coming weeks. -- photos by Drew Antrobus
Fishing village's medical centre receives equipment from Rotary World Help Peter Roaf 2018-11-20 08:00:00Z 0 Philippines,container,dental equipment,medical equipment

Memorial Park lights up for Christmas 

Posted on Nov 19, 2018
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While the new Ladner Rotary Splash Park attracted thousands of visitors during the summer, the play area in Memorial Park is attracting many more for the festive season with the first annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Friday, December 7th from 4pm to 7pm. The Rotary Club of Ladner, which is hosting this 1st Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, invites the entire community to this year’s event to help celebrate and help create the magic of the Christmas season.
Memorial Park lights up for Christmas Peter Roaf 2018-11-19 08:00:00Z 0

Remembering those who sacrificed all for us

Posted on Nov 11, 2018
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On the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I, Rotary Club of Ladner members joined those in the Tsawwassen club to honour the many thousands of young men and women who gave their lives or lost something of themselves in wars, then until now, so we could enjoy the basic democratic freedom we enjoy today. -- all photos by Chris Offer
Remembering those who sacrificed all for us Peter Roaf 2018-11-11 08:00:00Z 0 Remembrance,parade,war

Ridding the world of polio fight still continues

Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 17, 2018
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After launching the global campaign to rid the world of polio 30 years ago, Rotary International has involved governments, foundations and global health organizations, to reduce the number of cases worldwide from 350,000 to 22, sparing billions of children over that time from this crippling lifetime disease. Leading up to World Polio Day on October 24, 2018, the City Council of Delta, BC, discusses the importance of this End Polio Now campaign. 
Ridding the world of polio fight still continues Peter Roaf 2018-10-17 07:00:00Z 0 World Polio,polio

Club auction generates $5,400 for End Polio campaign

Posted on Oct 16, 2018
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An auction of a stay at Whistler condominium, another at the River Rock Casino Hotel, an elegant black jacket with gold First Nation's motif, and a power paint sprayer were among the items auctioned off to club members, generating $1,800 for Rotary's global End Polio Now campaign. These funds, to be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will ultimately generate $5,400 (US $4,117) for the campaign. 
Club auction generates $5,400 for End Polio campaign Peter Roaf 2018-10-16 07:00:00Z 0 auction,fundraiser,polio

Simran Walia presents her story as a new member

Posted on Oct 16, 2018
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Simran Walia, talks about the values of her family and the commitment of her father to public service and giving back to the community that shaped her years growing up in India, in her classification speech to Ladner Rotary members who learned more about her as a new member. She moved with family to Canada at age 17. Today she works for Samsung and serves on two advisory committees for the City of Delta. She is running for Delta Council in the October 20, 2018 municipal election. -- photo by Mel Baly
Simran Walia presents her story as a new member Peter Roaf 2018-10-16 07:00:00Z 0

Tammy Hansen recognized with Paul Harris Award

Posted on Oct 16, 2018
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A Paul Harris +1 pin (second time presented), which recognizes members who have delivered extraordinary service above self or who may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation, is presented to New Generations Chair Tammy Hansen, right, by President Kerry-Lynne Findlay.
Tammy Hansen recognized with Paul Harris Award Peter Roaf 2018-10-16 07:00:00Z 0
Home for liver transplant patients and families Peter Roaf 2018-10-09 07:00:00Z 0 health,healthcare,home,liver

ClubRunner sockophant

Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 02, 2018
Chris Offer demonstrates how keen he is about ClubRunner, the web system which supports this website and its communication and administration features, and those of our District and many clubs throughout Rotary, in wearing ClubRunner socks.
ClubRunner sockophant Peter Roaf 2018-10-02 07:00:00Z 0

District Governor Darcy Long was the inspiration

Posted on Oct 02, 2018
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In the theme of Rotary for 2018-19, "Be the Inspiration," District Governor Darcy Long certainly proved to be that as she made her annual visit, with husband, Doug, to the Rotary Club of Ladner, one of 51 club visits in the District which began in the summer.
District Governor Darcy Long was the inspiration Peter Roaf 2018-10-02 07:00:00Z 0

District recognized for 29 net new members in 2017-18

Posted on Sep 28, 2018
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With 1,442 members on July 1, 2017 Rotary District 5040 grew by a net 29 new members to 1,471 by July 1, 2018. On behalf of the District, 2017-18 Governor Don Evans received recognition at the Rotary Zone conference in Montreal over the past weekend for the highest net gain in membership in Zone 24 West (Western Canada). Congratulations to all our 51 clubs, District board, Assistant Governors and membership committee.
District recognized for 29 net new members in 2017-18 Peter Roaf 2018-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
District's End Polio contribution national level recognition Peter Roaf 2018-09-28 07:00:00Z 0

Rotarians welcomed on exchange visit as Rotary celebrates 100 years in the Philippines

Posted on Sep 27, 2018
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Rotarians have been investigating the late January early February 2019 Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) to the Philippines and are preparing to sign up. There is the option of a two week visit, or three week visit.  2019 will be a special centennial year for Rotary in the Philippines so RFE travellers could experience some special celebrations.
Rotarians welcomed on exchange visit as Rotary celebrates 100 years in the Philippines Peter Roaf 2018-09-27 07:00:00Z 0 exchange,fellowship,friendship,international
Sheldon Starrett welcomed as new member Peter Roaf 2018-09-18 07:00:00Z 0 member,new

Cold sleep in the street supports homeless youth

Posted by Peter Roaf on Sep 11, 2018
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“Thinking about homeless youth who are cold and scared every night, who so often end up there for months, even years, because it is safer than where they were living,” Delta-based leadership, executive and life coach, Vicki Fenn, describes to Ladner Rotarians her joining many business and community leaders -- one seen here preparing for a night's sleep on the ground -- who volunteer to “Sleep Out” in downtown Vancouver on a cold November night to raise funds for Covenant House
Cold sleep in the street supports homeless youth Peter Roaf 2018-09-11 07:00:00Z 0 abuse,homeless,mental health,shelter,substance abuse,youth

Youth learn urban farming

Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 21, 2018
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With a background in genocide prevention policy and finance through his studies in ethical institutional investment, Marc Schutzbank is now working through his organization, Fresh Roots, in partnership with Delta School District on a project called Farm Roots. Farm Roots educates grades 10 to 12 students in Delta to grow delicious foods in Tsawwassen on an 8-acre farm near Boundary Bay.  Students can earn credits toward a degree at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
Youth learn urban farming Peter Roaf 2018-08-21 07:00:00Z 0 farm,farming,food,youth

Family Peer Support Group enjoys Ladner Rotary picnic

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Over 40 people, including 15 Ladner Rotarians, participated in the annual picnic hosted by Rotary Club of Ladner for the special needs adults' Weekend Family Peer Support Group in Rotary Park next to Delta City Hall on Sunday, August 19, 2018. The event included a bbq picnic lunch and games of boules, bean bag toss and horseshoes. Many members of the Group expressed their sincere appreciation to the club for the event which makes a difference in their lives.
Family Peer Support Group enjoys Ladner Rotary picnic Peter Roaf 2018-08-19 07:00:00Z 0 BBQ,community,fun,mental health,picnic,social,support

Hawaiian fun and feast at LuAu party

Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 11, 2018
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Mike and Kathy Storey, with daughters and husbands, Jen and Lloyd and Crystal and Stephen, hosted 35 Rotarians and friends, plus 20 other friends and children, at their annual LuAu Hawaiian afternoon event poolside on August 11, with live music and a hosted and potluck feast. Good fun as always.
Hawaiian fun and feast at LuAu party Peter Roaf 2018-08-11 07:00:00Z 0 fellowship,party,social
Ivan Filippov inducted as new member Peter Roaf 2018-08-07 07:00:00Z 0

Polio end near, but still a massive global effort

Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 07, 2018
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Children in India show their pinky fingers painted purple for a few days to indicate that they have received oral polio vaccination. Billions of children's lives around the world  have been saved or spared the crippling, lifetime burden of polio since Rotary took the lead over 30 years ago in ridding the world of polio. We are almost there, but it will still take a massive effort of professional expertise and volunteer time and an estimated US$1.5 billion more to reach that goal. Rotary District 5040 Past District Governors, Chris Offer and Penny Offer, who are members of the Ladner club, explain the scope of the global campaign and their involvement in it.
Polio end near, but still a massive global effort Peter Roaf 2018-08-07 07:00:00Z 0 Rotary Foundation,international service,polio

Bridget Jacob Rotarian of the Year

Posted on Aug 07, 2018
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Rotary Club of Ladner has recognized its President Elect, Bridget Jacob (right), as Rotarian of the Year for her outstanding service to the club and to Rotary. Bridget received the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award from President Kerry-Lynne Findlay, on behalf of Past President Ulf Ottho, for her accomplishments over the past year. Award honourees are individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International, may have contributed more than US $1000 to The Rotary Foundation, for which Bridget has been recognized in the past, or may be recognized by their club, as in this case, for extraordinary service above self.
Bridget Jacob Rotarian of the Year Peter Roaf 2018-08-07 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris,Rotarian of Year,award

Women in Positions of Power

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 24, 2018
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Two women who have consistently demonstrated the essence of our philosophy, "service above self" are members of the Rotary Club of Ladner, Sonia Baron and Irene Forcier. They are two trail blazers, who, over the years, have exemplified the spirit of what it means to be engaged Rotarians, in conversation with fellow Ladner Rotarian Avis Glaze. -- photos by Mel Baly
Women in Positions of Power Peter Roaf 2018-07-24 07:00:00Z 0 leader,power,women

Farmyard outdoor movie night

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 13, 2018
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The Ladner Rotary outdoor movie night on July 13, 2018, drew 30 Rotarians and friends to the farmyard lawn of Walt Hayward to watch the film, The Bucket List, projected onto a screen attached to the side of one of the barns. It was a beautiful summer evening with tables filled with potluck appies and beverages.
Farmyard outdoor movie night Peter Roaf 2018-07-13 07:00:00Z 0 fun,movie,outdoor,social

Ladner Rotary moves home after 46 years

Posted on Jul 05, 2018
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Members of the Rotary Club of Ladner and friends in front of the Town and Country Inn at the last weekly event there after 46 years so the hotel can be demolished to make way for a planned casino. Ladner Rotary is moving its home base to the Coast Tsawwassen Inn.  photo by Mel Baly
Ladner Rotary moves home after 46 years Peter Roaf 2018-07-05 07:00:00Z 0 hotel,move

Stroke recovery supported with lottery calendar 2018 proceeds

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 26, 2018
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Stroke survivors in Delta have been receiving support from the Delta Stroke Recovery Society for the past 23 years. It's 50 members of wide ranging ages and ethnic backgrounds will gain 20 hours of speech therapy, almost 70 hours of physical training and hall rental for more than four years with the $4,000 from proceeds of the Rotary Club of Ladner's 2018 lottery calendar, with thanks to over 60 sponsors and the communities of Ladner and Tsawwassen.
Stroke recovery supported with lottery calendar 2018 proceeds Peter Roaf 2018-06-26 07:00:00Z 0 health,heart,rehab,rehabilitation,stroke

Brazilian Rotary exchange student returns for a visit

Posted on Jun 20, 2018
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Rubia Nigoski, Exchange Student from Brazil in 2004/2005 at the Rotary Club of Ladner, recently returned to the community with her husband, Roberto, and connected with John Thomas and family. Rubia, who has her own wedding dress company, and Roberto are seen here in Fred Gingel Park in Tsawwassen, overlooking the BC Ferry Terminal.
Brazilian Rotary exchange student returns for a visit Peter Roaf 2018-06-20 07:00:00Z 0

Eco-education program to start at Hawthorne Elementary with lottery calendar 2018 proceeds

Posted on Jun 19, 2018
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Stream of Dreams, an eco-education program which educates communities about their local watershed, rivers and streams, and encourages behavioural change to conserve and protect water is coming to Hawthorne Elementary School in Ladner. The Rotary Club of Ladner is supporting this new program with a donation of $1,500 from proceeds of sales of the club's 2018 lottery calendar, with thanks to over 60 sponsors and the communities of Ladner and Tsawwassen. Salmon decorated by children in a school program stream across a playground fence.
Eco-education program to start at Hawthorne Elementary with lottery calendar 2018 proceeds Peter Roaf 2018-06-19 07:00:00Z 0 education,elementary,environment,school,water

51 Metro Vancouver and BC coast Rotary clubs install new Governor and team

Posted on Jun 16, 2018
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Vice President of the 1.2 million-member Rotary International, Dean Rohrs, right, installs the 2018-19 Governor of the 51 Rotary clubs in District 5040, from Greater Vancouver up the coast to Prince Rupert, Darcy Long (Sechelt), second right, and (l to r) Governor Elect Bala Naidoo (Burnaby), Governor Nominee Dave Hamilton (Delta) and Governor 2017-18 Don Evans (Vancouver) at a ceremony in Gibsons, BC, on June 16, 2018. photo by Brian Finley
51 Metro Vancouver and BC coast Rotary clubs install new Governor and team Peter Roaf 2018-06-16 07:00:00Z 0
Village Farms first of greenhouse producers giving back to community through new splash park Peter Roaf 2018-06-12 07:00:00Z 0 greenhouse,splash park,sponsor
Simran Walia joins Ladner club Peter Roaf 2018-06-12 07:00:00Z 0

Youth support group receives Rotary calendar lottery 2018 sales proceeds

Posted on Jun 01, 2018
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At-risk youth in Delta high schools are receiving more support in helping them steer clear of drugs, gangs and criminal violence and becoming more resilient in the face of challenges thanks to the Yo Bro Yo Girl Youth Initiative and Delta Police. Receiving a donation of $5,000 from proceeds of the Rotary Club of Ladner's 2018 lottery calendar sales is Joe Calendino, executive director and a founder of YoBroYoGirl (3rd right) and Delta police constables (3rd left and 2nd right) Mike Grandia and Ladner Rotarian Ken Kirk. Presenting the cheque are Lynn Cameron and Bridget Jacob (left) and President Ulf Ottho (right). The donation will be used for equipment in local schools to operate the youth program.
Youth support group receives Rotary calendar lottery 2018 sales proceeds Peter Roaf 2018-06-01 07:00:00Z 0 ,at-risk,calendar,gangs,lottery,police,youth
Ty Morris returns to Delta as Rotarian Peter Roaf 2018-05-29 07:00:00Z 0

Ladner Pioneer May Days 2018

Posted by Peter Roaf on May 28, 2018
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Just before it opens for the community, the Ladner Rotary Splash Park (one of the features pictured) was the focus of Ladner Rotary's participation in the 122nd Ladner Pioneer Days fair and parade on May 26 & 27, 2018. Club members produced and marched with the float, hosted a two day information booth next to the splash park site and manned the barricades in the community to control local traffic during the parade. photos by Patricia Sibley, Chris Offer, Kerry-Lynne Findlay
Ladner Pioneer May Days 2018 Peter Roaf 2018-05-28 07:00:00Z 0 May Days,booth,parade,splash park,,water,
Angelina Ireland about herself  Peter Roaf 2018-05-22 07:00:00Z 0

Fishing important to Ladner heritage

Posted on May 15, 2018
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Fishing was an essential industry in Ladner and area, in early days. Many of the farmers who established and built the farming industry were also fishermen. The Delta Fishing Heritage Society preserves and displays the unique history of the fishing industry of Delta and its important connection with the Fraser River Estuary.
Fishing important to Ladner heritage Peter Roaf 2018-05-15 07:00:00Z 0 fishing,heritage,history

Canada provides Can$ 100 million to protect girls and boys from polio

Posted on May 08, 2018
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The Government of Canada has just signed a generous pledge of Can$100 million to help eradicate polio in Afghanistan as well as in the two other endemic countries, Nigeria and Pakistan, and to continue to protect many polio-free countries. Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, had announced the pledge at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta last June.

In addition to previous donations of Can$ 650 million, this most recent funding consists of Can$ 30 million to WHO and UNICEF to support programme activities in Afghanistan, and Can$ 70 million of flexible funding that can be used to support vaccination campaigns, rapid outbreak response, poliovirus surveillance and other critical eradication strategies and activities to reach every last child worldwide with a safe vaccine.
Canada provides Can$ 100 million to protect girls and boys from polio Peter Roaf 2018-05-08 07:00:00Z 0 Canada,federal,funding,government,polio

Up, up and away, Happy Art

Posted by Peter Roaf on May 08, 2018
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When a choosing a “safe” career or her dream, Dr. Patch Adams advised Professional Development Specialist and Training Consultant Dr. Vivian Ching, who also runs Happy Art, to stick to her passion and strength, art. She said why not do both?
Up, up and away, Happy Art Peter Roaf 2018-05-08 07:00:00Z 0 art,career,consultant,painting,passion

Sports Medicine keeps athletes in Uganda in the game

Posted on May 01, 2018
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Dr. Jack Taunton, long time Director of the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre at UBC has a spinal cord supported with a structure of metal parts. Yet he walked from Tsawwassen, where he recently moved, to the Delta Town and Country Inn to join Jody Mann, of Paris Orthotics, at a Ladner Rotary club meeting, in presenting on a sports medicine program in Uganda. Already the program is having such a beneficial impact on the lives of not only athletes who now learn how to avoid and treat sports injuries, but on many others who learn about the value to their health of regular exercise.
Sports Medicine keeps athletes in Uganda in the game Peter Roaf 2018-05-01 07:00:00Z 0 Africa,Uganda,sport; medicine; health

Janet Shantz latest Paul Harris Fellow

Posted on May 01, 2018
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Janet Shantz has supported husband, Richard, as Rotarian, financial advisor and family man over many years in various Canadian communities and receives a Paul Harris Fellow Award in appreciation through Richard.
President Ulf Ottho pins Janet Shantz with a Paul Harris Fellow Award
Janet Shantz latest Paul Harris Fellow Peter Roaf 2018-05-01 07:00:00Z 0 Paul Harris,award;

Sunny Speed's Social

Posted on Apr 30, 2018
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A sunny evening on the water in Ladner at Speed's Pub attracted 16 Ladner Rotary members and two from Tsawwassen club for a Monday evening social thanks to Sandra O'Keeffe.
Sunny Speed's Social Peter Roaf 2018-04-30 07:00:00Z 0 social, fun
Sunnyside Produce gives back to community through new splash park Peter Roaf 2018-04-30 07:00:00Z 0 farming,farm,greenhouse,splash park
Families to benefit from new splash park thanks to Millenium Greenhouses Peter Roaf 2018-04-20 07:00:00Z 0 greenhouse,splash park,sponsor,tomatoes

Blind, autistic , PTSD support from BC & Alberta Guide Dogs

Posted by Peter Roaf on Apr 18, 2018
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Founded in 1996, in Ladner, BC & Alberta Guide Dogs breeds, raises and professionally trains Guide Dogs for people who are blind/visually-impaired, and Autism Support Dogs for children with moderate to profound autism aged 3-10  and their families.
-- photos by Mel Baly
 
young Guide Dog, Corky
Blind, autistic , PTSD support from BC & Alberta Guide Dogs Peter Roaf 2018-04-18 07:00:00Z 0 Dog,guide dog
Paul Harris Award +2 to Guillermo Bustos Peter Roaf 2018-04-17 07:00:00Z 0
Angelina Ireland joins Ladner Rotary Peter Roaf 2018-04-17 07:00:00Z 0
Arthur Drive ready for the summer Peter Roaf 2018-04-14 07:00:00Z 0 adopt-a-street,clean up,community

20 years helping communities around the world

Posted on Apr 13, 2018
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The lives of an estimated 11,460,000 women, men and children around the world have been improved in some way over the past 20 years since Rotary World Help started shipping containers of badly needed medical, dental and educational equipment and supplies from the Greater Vancouver area to now over 60 countries. Rotary World Help, of which the Rotary Club of Ladner is a member and active participant along with other clubs in Rotary Districts 5040 and 5050, has shipped to date 382 53-foot containers for an estimated replacement value of almost $134 million.
20 years helping communities around the world Peter Roaf 2018-04-13 07:00:00Z 0 container, medical,dental,international service
Gift to splash park and community from Houweling Nurseries Peter Roaf 2018-04-10 07:00:00Z 0 splash park,sponsor,tomatoes

Mothers to be saluted early at Queen Bee High Tea May 6

Posted on Apr 06, 2018
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Hives for Humanity, supporting the bee population essential for crop farming in Delta, and a small business engaging residents in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, is supported by the Queen Bee Tea on Sunday, May 6, 2018. an early salute for Mother's Day. Join us 2:30 to 4:30 pm, Tsawwassen Springs ballroom to boost the bees, and moms.
Mothers to be saluted early at Queen Bee High Tea May 6 Peter Roaf 2018-04-06 07:00:00Z 0
Westcoast Vegetables greenhouse producer gives to community splash park Peter Roaf 2018-03-31 07:00:00Z 0 greenhouse,sponsor

Little House website upgrade

Posted on Mar 28, 2018
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Little House Society is an addiction resource centre that offers clinical services, education and drug prevention strategies within the community of Delta. Delta Foundation has donated $2,500 to Little House to upgrade its website.
 
Walt Hayward and Carlene Lewall (left, 2nd left), of the Delta Foundation, present a cheque for $2,500 to Little House President, Hon. Kerry-Lynne Findlay (front row, 2nd right) and the Little House board of directors.-- photo Eleanor Calderwood
Little House website upgrade Peter Roaf 2018-03-28 07:00:00Z 0 Delta Foundation,addiction,alcohol, drugs,website
When Ladner eyes are smiling... Peter Roaf 2018-03-20 07:00:00Z 0 social, lunch

Windset sponors splash park

Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 14, 2018
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The Ladner Rotary Splash Park, opening this summer, can provide more for children and families at the site, thanks to a generous donation of $5,000 from Windset Greenhouse Grown Foods. Windset is one of the local greenhouse producers which have contributed to the splash park project along with the rest of the local farming community.
Windset sponors splash park Peter Roaf 2018-03-14 07:00:00Z 0 farm,greenhouse,produce

Hep C: do you have it?

Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 13, 2018
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Hepatitis C (HCV) is a disease caused by a virus that infects the liver. Because HCV infection usually produces no symptoms or very mild symptoms during the early stages, many people don’t know they have it until liver damage shows up – sometimes decades later – during routine medical tests. 
Hep C: do you have it? Peter Roaf 2018-03-13 07:00:00Z 0 Hep C,liver
No call too small for Delta Police Peter Roaf 2018-03-06 08:00:00Z 0 community, safety,police, plan,safety, security

Special needs children and families supported with new Reach building

Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 24, 2018
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More families of children with special needs will have access to services that are more accessible with the opening of Reach Child and Youth Development Society’s new three-storey, 20,000-square-foot Lois E. Jackson Kinsmen Centre for Children, on February 24, 2018. Rotary Club of Ladner was one of the first sponsors of the project, joined by many other supporters over seven years of fund-raising for the $5.7 million facility on 47th Avenue adjacent to the Ladner Pioneer Library in Ladner. For the past 40 years Reach has operated from a now aging building which could not be expanded to meet the needs of the growing community, in a remote location, off 72nd Street near the Boundary Bay Airport in East Ladner, with no nearby bus route. Next door to the new Reach building, the Ladner Rotary Splash Park is now under construction in Memorial Park, and when it opens for this summer season, it will provide a play area for families using the Reach facility as well as the rest of the community.
Special needs children and families supported with new Reach building Peter Roaf 2018-02-24 08:00:00Z 0 children, youth,needs,special
Investing to regenerate rather than damage a good strategy Peter Roaf 2018-02-20 08:00:00Z 0 endowment, legacy,environment,funds,investment

Club members receiving Paul Harris pins could form a team

Posted on Feb 13, 2018
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Possibly the highest number of Paul Harris recognition pins presented in one club at one time, in our District 5040 -- to eight members -- came when District Governor Don Evans (far right) made the presentations on February 13, 2018, with club President Ulf Ottho (far left) to six members of the Rotary Club of Ladner, including (l to r) President Elect Kerry-Lynne Findlay, Bridget Jacob, Larry Pretty, Geoff Willers, Richard Shantz, and Mel Baly. Receiving their pins on separate occasions were, inset, Peter Roaf from Irene Forcier and Sandra O'Keeffe from Kerry-Lynne Findlay. The Paul Harris pin recognizes each time a member has accumulated US$1,000 in donations to The Rotary Foundation. Some in the group were first time recipients, others were multiple donation members.
Club members receiving Paul Harris pins could form a team Peter Roaf 2018-02-13 08:00:00Z 0 Foundation,,Paul Harris

Demolition starts splash park construction 

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 30, 2018
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Demolition of the Kinsmen Water Play Area, which has served families in Ladner and Delta for 30 years, began in January to make way for the new Ladner Rotary Splash Park, in partnership with the City of Delta, and with the support of sponsors and donors. The new splash park is scheduled for opening in time for this year's summer season.
Demolition starts splash park construction Peter Roaf 2018-01-30 08:00:00Z 0 construction,play, children,splash park

Rotary at Work BC placing needed workers

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 30, 2018
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By 2020 over 20% of Canada’s population are projected to have a disability.  At the same time the Conference Board of Canada predicts that the national workforce supply will fall short of one million needed positions. Businesses can enhance their understanding of disability to increase market share and meet future labour needs. Rotary at Work BC, a partnership between Rotary and Community Living BC, Inclusion BC and Vancouver Foundation, is creating employment opportunities for people who have a disability. 
Rotary at Work BC placing needed workers Peter Roaf 2018-01-30 08:00:00Z 0 business,disability,employment,job,productivity, profit,worker,workforce

Highest rating for international Rotary Foundation

Posted on Jan 24, 2018
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For the 10th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation, which supports aid and development work around the world,  has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, the Foundation earned the maximum of 100 points for demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. In a letter to the Foundation, Charity Navigator notes that "only 1 percent of the charities we evaluate have received at least 10 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that The Rotary Foundation outperforms other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets The Rotary Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness." The rating reflects Charity Navigator's assessment of how the Foundation uses donations, sustains its programs and services, and practices good governance and openness.
Highest rating for international Rotary Foundation 2018-01-24 08:00:00Z 0

Ancestral world-views insight aids international development

Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 23, 2018
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The way of thinking among societies throughout the world tend to be dominated by one of three "ancestral world-views" according to international development expert, Dale Albertson: Fear & Power; Shame & Honour; Wrong & Right. Societies function with all three world-views, but tend to give priority to one of them, reducing one aspect (eg fear) and increasing the other (eg power). Our "Wrong & Right" legal view of the world cannot be imposed on other societies which have a different predominant world-view in international development, peacebuilding and so on.
Ancestral world-views insight aids international development Peter Roaf 2018-01-23 08:00:00Z 0 Kenya,anthropology,international development,psychology
Never too late to learn Peter Roaf 2018-01-09 08:00:00Z 0 college,courses,education, seniors
Family and friends join Rotarians for Christmas lunch Peter Roaf 2017-12-20 08:00:00Z 0