Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley

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We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Northern Motor Inn
3086 Highway 16 East
(250) 635-6375
Terrace, BC  V8G 3N5
Canada
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ROTARY CLUB OF TERRACE SKEENA VALLEY
 
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The Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley is thrilled to be sponsoring the Starfish Pack Program in Terrace. With the help of community and club donors, we are able to feed 25 families on the weekends by sending home a pack of food with their children. This program is operating throughout BC and we always welcome new donors. $525 can feed a family on weekends for the entire school year.
Terrace Rotary Clubs had a good showing at this years District Conference in Squamish!! DG, Don Evans, and Conference Committee did a fabulous job of putting together an impactful program, fun social activities, dance, inter-generational exchanges. Loved the heritage trains and had opportunity to learn so much about Rotary Service Projects, how to inspire and work together to do good in the world!  Do I LOVE Rotary?    YES
 
Next Conference in Kamloops and Sunpeaks May 3-5, 2019!!! Sign up and be part of an awesome group of people!!! FUN
Thank you for everyone's support at our fundraiser at the Chamber of Commerce Trade Show April 27-28 2018.
There are a few 50/50 draws that have not been claimed. Please contact us within 90 days to claim your prize. rotarytsv@gmail.com
 
0856001 Green $108.00
665622   White  $154.50
666884   White  $121.50
7562636 Blue    $47.00
In February 2018, the eyes of the Rotary World will be on Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Zones 24 and 25 will host the Presidential Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Peace—one of six international peacebuilding conferences planned for the 2017-2018 Rotary year.  President Ian Riseley has made environmental sustainability a major focus for his year and we are honored that he has chosen Vancouver to hold the first Presidential Conference on this key area.
 

Over 1,000 Rotarians from the US, Canada and around the world will come together at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. They will join scientists, world leaders in climate control, those responsible for the protection of our environment, government and business leaders, scholars and peacebuilders at this important event. Attendees will have ample opportunity to interact with experts in the field and to take part in an environmental project in and around Vancouver. Feb 4th last day to register.

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Another fun and successful Golf Scramble fund raiser!! Thank you to everyone who participated, Sponsored and donated; proceeds support local community initiatives!! This years' teame was 'Tight and Bright! Kristen and her tream took home the prestigious Bed Pan trophy!!
Fences down, and the Rotary Clubs of Terrace Splash Park is open for FUN and SPLASHING! It is a long weekend and the weather is clear and hot to kick of Riverboat Days festival in Terrace. There have been a few test runs for short periods, so now for the full test!  Patience please as maintenance crews of the City of Terrace make operational adjustments.
Our Club Past President Crystal Bouchard presenting a cheque to K'san House Society; Lisa Schmidt Director of Counselling and Support Programs and Peggy Julseth Coordinator at K'san Place. The Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley donated $1950 towards the K'san Kids Day Camps that promote healthy living, and $800 towards K'san's community dinner. Keep up the great work! Our Club President Crystal Bouchard presenting a cheque to K'san House Society; Lisa Schmidt Director of Counselling and Support Programs and Peggy Julseth Coordinator at K'san Place. The Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley donated $1950 towards the K'san Kids Day Camps that promote healthy living, and $800 towards K'san's community dinner. Keep up the great work!
   Terrace’s Rotary Clubs, The Rotary Club of Terrace and The Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley are well on their way to reaching their funding goal for the Rotary Splash Park. 
   The Splash Park will be located in George Little Park.   The equipment has been ordered and site work has started.   They hope to have the Splash Park up and running by the end of May.  
   Donations to date have totalled over $200,000. The Rotary clubs have donated $80,000 and Coastal GasLink (currently our only Diamond sponsor) has donated $50,000.  In addition we have recently received donations from Bryan & Lynn Gascon, Skeena Sawmills, MacCarthy Motors, Kemp Harvey Demers, Bandstra Transportation, Daybreak Farms, TCSI Consulting, NW Project Management Group, North Coast Equipment, Aqua Plumbing, Oracle Financial, Mulugeta Pharmacy, Deuce Creek Contracting,  National Car Rentals and JR Holtom Ltd., plus a few private donors totalling over $54,000.
   MNP LLP, Rio Tinto Limited, Sound Investments, Lakelse Financial, Time Cleaners, Northern Savings Credit Union and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine had all donated previously.   We also have “in kind” donation commitments from Progressive Ventures, Graydon Group, McElhanney Engineering, Hatch Engineering,  Spirit Stones plus a number of local contractors including A’n’D Mechanical Ltd., Triple H Bobcat Ltd. and Lawrence Stella.  The City of Terrace is providing the land, services and future maintenance.    
   We are getting close to meeting our funding goal (cash and in kind) but we are not quite there.   If you would like to be a part of this exciting community legacy project please contact Kelly Gingles at the National Car Rental office at 4542 Lakelse Avenue. (250-635-6855)
All donations should be mailed to:       The Rotary Club of Terrace, Box 541, Terrace, B.C., V8G 4V5
Donations may also be dropped off in person at the National Car Rental office on Lakelse Avenue.
 
Business and personal donations are each processed a bit differently.  
Business donation cheques should be made payable to Rotary Splash Park.  
 
Personal donation cheques should be payable to The City of Terrace but please mail it to the Rotary Club address above with your name, address and phone number (and indicate it is for the Splash Park).  The City of Terrace will issue an income tax receipt. 
 
Donations by credit or debit card can be made by contacting a Rich Toomey at 250-615-9664.
 
Interact clubs are designed to engage, “youth leaders who want to join together and tackle the issues in their community that they care most about” -Rotary.org. Members have the opportunity to make a difference in their community, learn leadership skills, make connections with other youth leaders and most importantly have fun!
 
The Caledonia Secondary School Interact Club participate and outreach to their school, community and participate in worldwide projects. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley and a comparison I have made is that both clubs although small are passionate, energic and work well together to make a difference!
 
In no particular order, here are some of the ongoing events during the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Organized the Caledonia High School Anti Bullying Assembly
  • Organized High School Food Drive -> Local Food Banks
  • Donate to the Breakfast Club -> Community School Breakfast Program
  • 9 Members Participated in “WE Day” Vancouver -> Empowering youth that together WE can change the world
  • Organized the Battery Drive -> Helps Zinc Deficiency Children
  • Organized a Book Drive -> Fundraising for reading programs around the world
  • Christmas Shoe Boxes -> Ensuring that every child has a Christmas gift
  • Relay for Life Team -> Fundraiser for Canadian Cancer Society
  • Hosted a Dinner for three Syrian refugee families in Terrace
  • Attend RYLA Lakelse, RYLA South and Adventures Programs -> Rotary Youth Leadership programs
  • Participate in Highway Clean Up (Rotary Club of Terrace and Terrace Skeena Valley)
  • Participate in the Terrace Trades Show; Sell 50/50 Tickets (Fundraiser for The Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley
All the members in the Caledonia High School Interact Club embodies positive energy, a passion for helping others and challenges everyone that they can make a difference if we work towards a common goal. This team shows initiative and innovation in the project they participate in and dedicates endless time outside of school hours to ensure other youth in the community and around the world have equal opportunities.
 
I am truly honoured to have worked along side these inspiring students this past year and I can envision these future Rotarians building connections and making a difference in the world!
 
-Kristen Riley
Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley
2016-2017 Youth Committee Chair
“Service Above Self”
This year we are celebrating our Rotary Foundations’ Centennial, founded in 1917; and we will be honouring 100 years of ‘doing good’ in the world.
 
In Terrace, tickets are available at Uni-Globe Courtesy Travel (Dianne Francis)
In Kitimat, tickets are available at Wings Travel (Gareen Ball)
or on-line, tickets are available at www.foundationdinner.ca
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Induction of New Rotarians, Craig and Laurel: Craig Dunfield, RBC Corporate Account Manager, Carol Leclerc, Laurel Campell, VP Corporate Accounts NWCC, Terry Morris
 
 

That’s Hayden with mom Kate Dillon and sister Sadie tucked away in back. They’re holding one of the new interpretative boards explaining trees and plants on Ferry Island. Dillon and others provided the technical explanations on the boards which are a project of the Rotary Club  of Terrace Skeena Valley.

— image credit: Staff photo by  Rod Link - Terrace Standard Terrace, B.C. posted Dec 12, 2016 at 6:00 AM http://www.terracestandard.com/news/

Ever wonder - 'what is that plant - and what is it used for??' Take a walk through Ferry Island trails and look for the 15 Flora Signs placed in the park by members of the Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley. This has been something we wanted to do for 'quite some time' and it has been a true team effort to get it done. There have been many Rotarians and Friends of Rotary involved in the vision, planning, design and installation. Special thanks to Rotarians who took lead in the design and installation of the interpretive plant signage - Ajalee Rogers,  Chris Oatway,  Kate Dillon, Paul Bjorn and McElhanney team. Ferry Island is a multi-use, City of Terrace owned campground, park, trails and fishing recreation area; and the Plant Interpretive Signs will add to the enjoyable experience of this amazing place, used by locals and visitors all year round. The Rotary Clubs of Terrace have also funded the Rotary Playground in Ferry Island. Take a walk with your friends and family and learn a little more about our plant family in Ferry Island!! Crystal Bouchard
 

One Day. One Focus: Ending Polio

On 24 October, join us for our fourth annual World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We’ll be streaming live from CDC headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia, to bring together more than 50,000 viewers around the world. We’ll be joined by celebrities and experts to share our progress on the road to polio eradication. You may donate directly online; and, our club will be hosting an event to raise funds to End Polio - details to come.
 
District Governor 5040, Lyn Stroshin and her Husband Alex, visited with Rotary Clubs in the Northwest. A special celebration of World Peace Day and of the Rotary Foundation's 100th Anniversary. Lyn assisted with the induction of new member, Debra Stokes; and presented Lesley Erasmus with a Foundation Paul Harris Fellow x 3 Pin - recognizing her generous donations to the Rotary International Foundation. The Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley also celebrated with a 'gluten-free' carrot cake!! Thanks to Lyn and Alex for making the journey from Whistler, to coach and encourage all our members in the good work we do in our local and international communities. Also, thank you to Assistant DG, Brian Downey, and Lesley & Art Erasmus for providing support and coordination for Lyn and Alex's tour.
Another successful Golf Scramble at the Skeena Golf Club. This is a co-created event between the Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley, Northern Health and golfers sign up for a fun Golf Scramble of 9 holes, shotgun start; then gather for a delicious dinner, awards and silent auction - raising funds for community projects such as the Rotary Clubs of Terrace Splashpark, Youth Leadership Programs, and more. Thank you to John Nester and Mark Johnson for leading us in this event - rain and wind can't stop us - we just want to have fun! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the Scramble, to our sponsors and volunteers!!
Incoming President Crystal Bouchard and Rotarian Kristen Riley present a donation of $1000 to the Terrace Beautification Society in support of the Communities in Bloom project.
 
 
 
Meeting Topics and Speakers
Kids (c/o Mrs. Redpath)
Dec 12, 2018
WE DAY kids
FAMILY CHRISTMAS BREAKFAST
Dec 19, 2018
FUN & FELLOWSHIP (ps: no meeting Dec 26, just in case you were wondering : )
Bradley Reid
Feb 20, 2019
TBA (Peace & Conflict month)
 
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