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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Terrace!

Rotary Club of Terrace

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Bavarian Inn (Upstairs)
4332 Lakelse Avenue
Terrace, BC  V8G 1N8
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Club Executives & Directors
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The Rotary Foundation
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New Generations
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The 58th Annual Rotary Auction will be broadcasting live from the Terrace Sportsplex Banquet room on Saturday November 3rd 6-11pm and Sunday November 4th 2-10pm on Citywest Cable 10.

At today's lunch meeting we had guest speaker David Johnstone from the LNG advocacy group, The North Matters, present to the club. The North Matters is a local grassroots organization advocating for economic development and the well being of all who live in Northern BC. 

Neighbours Helping Neighbours

Our hearts are with all who have been affected by the wildfires across our beautiful province being displaced, evacuated away from their homes and communities, and for some losing everything. To the firefighters risking their lives on the frontlines, we thank you! Our neighbours to the north have been affected by the largest wildfire in the province, and it’s heartbreaking to hear of the loss in Telegraph Creek, so we wanted to help out the community.
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Terrace, President Chad Sallenback presents a $5,000.00 cheque for the Tahltan Fire Relief Fund. 
Pictured are (L-R): Terrace Salvation Army Captain Sarah Apperson, Robyn Day and Chad Sallenback. 

Thank you to everyone for supporting the 2018 Rotary Wild Duck Race!!!  We completely sold out this year.

1st prize $25,000 winner: Denise Tupman
2nd prize 1/2 hour helicopter tour for 5 winner: Travis Ridler
3rd prize $500 Canadian Tire gift card winner: Wayne Muchowski

We'd like to welcome our two newest club members, Tara Evans and Garret Dobson. We're so happy to have you!
The 57th annual Rotary Club of Terrace Auction is fast approaching! 
On November 4th and 5th, 2017, Rotarians will auction some 400 donated items worth about $70 000.  Funds raised are used to support community projects and organizations as well as some international endeavours.  This year, the Rotary Splash Park was opened and funds from last year's Auction contributed to that successful project.
The Heighington family and the employees of Spotless Dry cleaners donated $2,500 to the Rotary Splash park. Pictured is the Rotary Splash Park chair, Kelly Gingles receiving the cheque from Rotarian and owner of Spotless Dry cleaners, John Heighington.
Please contact us if you or your business are interested in donating to the Rotary Splash park. You can email the Splash Park chair Kelly Gingles at or Rich Toomey at for further details.
The Rotary Club of Terrace is pleased to support the Thornhill Primary Parent Advisory Committee. We donated $3,202.50 towards the much needed upgrades and renovation for the new kitchen at Thornhill Primary School. Pictured with the members of the Thornhill Primary PAC and children are Rotary Club of Terrace President, Lyle Harvey; Rotary Foundation Director, Malte Juergensen and Secretary Chad Sallenback.
The 56th Annual Rotary Club of Terrace Auction was held November 5th and 6th with great success!  $72 000 of donated items were auctioned off by the spirited efforts of our Auctioneers.  At the end of the Auction,  we have raised $44 600, plus we received another $3700 from cash donors.  We appreciate the enthusiasm of bidders who placed some 5300 bids before and during the 13 hours of the Auction.
Our Auction provides funds that enable the Club to respond to requests for financial assistance to many organizations in the community.  Those organizations provide benefits to youth, to the community facilities, to social programs and to recreational programs.
Each year, we thank our donors, volunteers and our supporters in Citywest, TLC Solutions, Bell Media and the Terrace Standard for their contributions to this successful event.  Without your enthusiastic involvement, we could not reach our fundraising goals.
Mark your calendars for the 2017 Rotary Club of Terrace Online Auction to be held November 4th and 5th, 2017.
The Rotary Club of Terrace recently donated $2,000.00 to the Junior Curling program at the Terrace Curling Club.
These funds are being used for much needed replacement of worn items for the kids, as well, purchase new protective headgear for the kids. Pictured are Junior curling kids and coaches, Terrace Curling Association President Gord Lawley and Rotarian Chad Sallenback presenting the cheque.
The 2016 Rotary Auction is upon us! This is one of our largest fundraisers of the year! The Terrace business community has generously donated over 380 fabulous items that are collectively worth over $60,000. 

That's where you come in! We need your help getting all of this stuff off our hands!

The Rotary Club of Terrace TV Auction starts online at You can bid online early, starting Friday October 28, at 5PM. Check the October 28th Northern Connector, or the November 2nd Terrace Standard newspaper for items to bid on.

You will require a Bid # to bid on any item which you can obtain by opening a New Buyer Registration page on the Home Page of our auction website. If you need a reminder of your last year's number, contact, or call us at 778-634-3502.

On Saturday November 4th and Sunday November 5th, we will be broadcasting live on TV on Citywest Cable Channel 10. During our weekend long broadcast you can bid online, or by phoning 778-634-3501, or joining us at the Terrace Sportsplex. We'd love to see you there!

Here’s the Winning Ducks!!  Congratulations to:


1st Prize $25,000 - Alanna and Gord Bentham


2nd Prize - $1000 Home Hardware Gift Certificate sponsored by Home Hardware and National Car and Truck Rental - Robin Woodman


3rd Prize - $500 Canadian Tire Gift Certificate - Kim Sefert


The donation of $4000.00 was made on May 17th to support the CDC in replacing their boiler for their therapeutic pool.  The pool’s boiler had been out of commission for almost a year.  It is now up and running smoothly and the preschool students are enjoying the benefits.
In the picture is Fiona Delorme (CDC), students Katy and Taya Moniz, Preschool teacher Jodi Payjack and Rotarian Sabrina Moniz.
On May 16th, 2016 the Rotary Club of Terrace presented a cheque to the R.E.M. Lee Theatre to help replace their projector for $2,500.00. 
The Terrace Rotary Club is proud to support local organizations such as the R.E.M Lee Theatre.
In the picture from Left to Right are: Theatre Coordinator, Nancy Stone Archer and Rotarians Amber Zanon, John Heighington, and Art Erasmus
Grace Griffin turned 7 years old on June 18th. For her birthday she asked that instead of her friends bringing her a present, that they make a donation to the Rotary Splash Park. Grace raised $220 dollars and presented the money at a special Family day lunch meeting on June 20th in front of her friends and family. In attendance, were members from the Terrace Rotary club and the Rotaract club.                         
Honored to receive the funds in the picture from left to right are Chad Sallenback, club Secretary and friend of Grace, Grace Griffin and Rotary Splash Park Chairman, Kelly Gingles.
Way to go Grace!
It was another incredible Rotary Club TV Auction this past weekend thanks to the generous business community and the countless hours of volunteer hours it took to make this event happen. Here are a few statistics from this year's fund raising efforts:

Number of businesses that made a donation to the auction: 267
Total retail value of the donated items: $72,513
Number of buyers: 671
Value of the sold items which translates to money raised for community projects: $45,530...
Thanks to everyone who helped make this year's auction such a great success!


The Rotary Club of Terrace TV Auction has started online at Check the October 30th Northern Connector, or the November 4th Terrace Standard newspaper for items to bid on.

You will require a Bid # to bid on any item which you can obtain by opening New Buyer Registration page on the Home Page of our auction website. If you need a reminder of your last year's number, contact, or call us at 778-634-3502.

On Saturday November 7th and Sunday November 8th, we will be broadcasting live on TV on Citywest Cable Channel 10. During our weekend long broadcast you can bid online, or by phoning 778-634-3501, or joining us at the Terrace Sportsplex.

At our Monday lunch meeting, the Rotary Club of Terrace was pleased to welcome guest speaker John Evans, owner of Re/Max Coast Mountains. John brought our club up to date on all thing real estate. This was an interesting presentation that highlighted the Terrace and northwest BC real estate market. A big thanks to John for taking time to share this information with our club.

The Rotary Club of Terrace and the Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley were very proud to donate $5,000 dollars to the Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation. The money will be used to help fund the new endoscopy suite at Mills Memorial Hospital. The Terrace Standard was there to take a picture of the cheque presentation. In the photo from left to right: Ron Bartlett, Chair, Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation; Aja Rodger, Rotarian, Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley; Janine Wilson, Board Member, Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation; Tammy Hockett, Board Member, Dr. R.E.M. Lee Hospital Foundation; Marg Anderson, President, Rotary Club of Terrace.

Congratulations to our Duck Race winners:
1st place: Crystal Bouchard ($25,000)
2nd place: Elizabeth Krieger (return trip for two to Vancouver courtesy of Hawkair)
3rd place: Shawn Kenmuir ($1,000 Home Hardware gift certificate courtesy of National Car & Truck Rental and Home Hardware)
4th place: Pat Prest ($500 gift card to Canadian Tire)
Here's Crystal Bouchard, our first place winner, with Rotarian and Duck Race organizing guru Sean Bujtas.
We are into the final week before the August 3rd Wild Duck Race.  It's become a tradition during our Riverboat Days Festival to watch 3500 rubber ducks race down the Skeena River.  All the money raised from this action packed race goes toward projects and needed services in our community.  Pick up a ticket before we sell out!  They are only $20.00.  Chance to win $25,000 dollars, return airfare for 2 to Vancouver courtesy Hawkair, $1,000 dollar gift card to Home Hardware courtesy of National Car & Truck Rental and Home Hardware, or a $500 dollar gift card courtesy Canadian Tire.
Feelin lucky?  Buy a Ducky!
The Rotary Club recently held an Installation Event to welcome in the new executive. Congratulations to our new President, Marg Anderson, and a big thanks to Past-President Kelly Gingles for his hard work. Rounding out the new executive for 2015/2016 are Chad Sallenback, Secretary and Manuela Krisinger, Treasurer.  Directors this year are: Coleen Taylor, Club Administration; Sean Bujtas, Projects; Art Erasmus, Rotary Foundation; Bryan Gascon, Membership; Dave Pernarowski, Public Relations; and Viv Emes, Sergeant-At-Arms.
Rotarian Brian Downie welcomes new President Marg Anderson with a Rotary pin and warm smile
From left to right Bryan Gascon, Membership; Sean Bujtas, Projects; Art Erasmus, Rotary Foundation; Kelly Gingles, Past-President; Manuela Krisinger, Treasurer; Chad Sallenback, Secretary; and incoming President Marg Anderson.  Missing from the photo: Viv Emes, Sergeant-At-Arms and Dave Pernarowski, Public Relations
During the Installation Ceremony there were three community Paul Harris awards given out.  This is the highest recognition that Rotary can give out to a community member to recognize their good works.  The Paul Harris awards went to John Vandevelde, Lowell Holmquist, and Len Froese for their involvement in the Tuck Avenue Seniors housing expansion.  A recent article in the Terrace Standard talked about the urgent need for affordable housing in Terrace and how the Tuck Avenue steering committee stepped up to address this need.  As the article mentions, this volunteer group was involved with all aspects of putting the project together from "applying for seed money, communicating with an architect, and then leading a larger group of volunteers through various stages of project design and construction".  Very impressive effort and much deserved award for John, Lowell, and Len.
From left to right is John Vandevelde, Lowell Holmquist and Len Froese with Rotarians Art Erasmus and Dave Merritt
There were also two club Paul Harris awards handed out to John Heighington and David Oatway for their individual donations to the Rotary Foundation.  The Rotary Foundation transforms donations like John and David's into projects that have a dramatic impact around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, the Rotary Foundation taps into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into priorities like eradicating polio and promoting peace.  Foundation grants are used to challenge issues like poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition.  Thanks to John and David and every other Rotarian who contributes to such a worthy cause.  Here's a link to the Rotary Foundation website:
During the Installation program we were also very pleased to donate $7,000 dollars to Helping Hands to help them finish their bottle sorting building.
Accepting the cheque from Past President Kelly Gingles and Rotarian Sean Bujtas is Helping Hands directors Ron and Mavis Ramsay
This past year the Rotary Club of Terrace has given out approximately $90,000 dollars to community organizations.  We are very proud of the work we are doing and very thankful we have a generous community supporting our efforts.
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