Strawberry Sale 
Strawberry Sale - Purchase a pail of fresh, cleaned, hulled and cut strawberries to support our Rotary Club.  Click here to purchase.
 
STARFISH PROGRAM
 
COVID-19.  Rotary Club Langley Sunrise is proud to be involved and support the Starfish Program in North Langley.  Its a program that sends food home on weekends to elementary students for those are in need during the course of the school year, so kids come to school well fed and ready to learn. In response to the current pandemic our partner, the Langley School District Foundation, is purchasing gift cards from participating grocery stores: Save-on-Foods, Super Store & affiliates and Otter Co-op to distribute to the families who need this at this crucial time. We are currently looking to the community for your support to continue this program.  If you would like to donate you can by clicking this link. 
Connect With Us

 
rotarylangleysunrise@gmail.com
Mailing Address:
c/o #5B, 8880 202 St
Langley BC V1M4E7
Meeting Info
7:00 am on the first & third Wednesday of each month at Walnut Grove Community Centre.  Please contact us for further details as we would be happy to have you join us!
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ROTARY CLUB LANGLEY SUNRISE - GOOD FOR BUSINESS, GREAT FOR OUR COMMUNITY ©
Have you ever wondered what Rotary is all about?
We would love to have you at one of our meetings.
  Be our guest and see how we can work with you to achieve your goals of making Langley a better place to live and work!
 
Are you an established professional wanting to make positive changes in your community and around the world? Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and fellowship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back.
 
 
Stories
At the start of the pandemic, our Rotary Club partnered with Langley Meals on Wheels, the organization is a charitable, non-profit society providing affordable menu plans and social meal programs in the Langley community.  "Rotary Langley Sunrise helped us increase our capacity allowing us to serve more at the onset of COVID by taking on driver scheduling of Sunrise’s Rotarians drivers" , Shannon Woykin, Executive Director of the Langley Meals and Wheels explained.
 
Our Club has seen the impact of Langley Meals on Wheels has on the community and wanted to continue our support of this impactful community organization.  We most recently were able to make a donation that will help with funding a fire suppression system in their new facility in Aldergrove.
 
Shannon also commented, "Langley Meals on Wheels is grateful for Rotary Langley Sunrise’s donation for the Aldergrove Community Station House fire suppression.  Thanks for keeping the fire out of the Kitchen! Fire suppression is crucial to ensure personnel safety and protection of property and equipment damage."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YAIL- Youth Adventures in Leadership! Do you know a 15-17 year old who would like to attend a Leadership Weekend...RCLS is looking to sponsor participants. Please email us at rotarylangleysunrise@gmail.com if you know a youth member in our community who is interested. This year's YAIL event will once again be taking place In Person at the Alexandra Neighborhood House in Surrey on June 17-19, 2022.
 
Purposes of YAIL
 
YAIL will help youth discover new skills and improve those you already have by providing engaging exercises in the following areas:
  • Progressing personal leadership development.
  • Assisting in learning the value of teamwork.
  • Developing the fundamentals of “Service above Self.”
  • Building lasting relationships with like-minded individuals.
  • Providing an immersive learning environment to foster growth.
 
We would like to recognize the continued support of community partners who help us support the North Langley Starfish program.  This is a program that the Langley School Foundation coordinates, helping those kids who are in need of food over the weekend.  During these trying times school aged children who do not have food security at home are given gift certificates to a grocery store in their neighbourhood to ensure they have the nutrition they need, making sure they come to school on Monday ready to learn.
 
We would like to thank the local branch of Innovative Fitness in Walnut Grove for their continued support year over year.  This year they raised $7500.00 in their "Train a Trainer" event for the cause.  
 
Thank you for Caring Society raised funds for Starfish at their annual holiday tea event in Langley, and generously donated $4000.00 to the program.
 
We could not do it without the support of our donors! Thank you again!
 
 
 
 
 
We were saddened to hear the news that long time Rotarian and member of our Club, passed away at the age of 89 on January 16, 2022.
 
During his time with Rotary he especially was instrumental in the World Help Network, that does great work getting medical supplies to places in the world that need it.  They collect surplus supplies and organize shipping containers to deliver to countries that are in need.  He also enjoyed his change to attend a Rotary International conference in the 90s in Calgary and shared this positive experience with fellow Rotarians over the years.
 
Dick Hopper made huge contributions to the community through his efforts with Rotary as well as other volunteer roles within our community at the  Langley Good Times Cruise-In, Big Brothers Big Sisters, various Langley City parades, Community Days, Douglas Park Community School, the Salvation Army, and local Christmas bureau.  He was named Langley’s Citizen of the Year in 2004 and was the H.D. Stafford Citizen of the Year in 2007, presented by the Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce.
 

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked for donations to the Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise for its charitable works.

For those who would like to donate to our Rotary Club in memory of Dick Hooper, please:

Mail your cheque to:
Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise
#5b – 8880 202nd Street
Langley BC V1M 4E7
Email your E-transfer to:
jmorfitt@telus.net

• Please indicate that your donation is in memory of Dick Hooper. We will advise the family that you donated.
• Please indicate if you are wanting to receive a Charitable Donation Tax Receipt.
We continue to receive the generous support of businesses in our community for the Starfish Backpack program in North Langley.
 
We recently received donation from Lower Mainland Living and Western Coast Insurance
 
It is with donations like this we can serve the kids in our community.  The Starfish Backpack is a way which we can get food to children over the weekend who need it the most in our communities. .  In non pandemic times Starfish Backpacks would be sent home on weekends full of nutritious food, making a big difference in a child's well-being.  During this time, the Langley School District Foundation is ensuring these kids are getting grocery store gift certificates on a weekly basis.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Clubs of Langley are excited to launch the 50/50 Mega Draw as a fundraiser to support the good work they do in their local and global community. 
 
50/50 tickets are: Single Ticket for $20; 3-Ticket Pack for $50; 8-Ticket Pack for $100.
 
To purchase tickets visit langleyrotarymegadraw.com.
 
We will also be selling tickets at locations around Langley over the upcoming weekends. Keep updated by following us on Facebook @RotaryClubLangleySunrise on Facebook.
 
We are so appreciative and thankful of community supporters like the Thank you for Caring Society.  They have chosen the North Langley Starfish Program as their beneficiary this year, this is a program that sends backpacks full of food staples home with elementary school kids on the weekend who lack food security.  Thank you for Caring Society has donated $6500.00 to the program.  This will help a lot of kinds in North Langley. We were happy to meet with the Society to receive the cheque. In the photo below are members from the Thank you for Caring Society and RCLS members Dan Bennett and May Bernard.
 

Debbie Froese, the wife of Langley Township mayor, was the founder of the Mayors Wives' Tea, which over time became the Thank You For Caring  - A Christmas Tea. In 2019 the Tea evolved into the formation of a not-for-profit society.  This allowed them to expand their reach to help more Langley families in need.  The first tea started with 200 woman and now sells out annually with 500.  Since 2013 they have raised over $178,000.00 for the local Christmas Bureau, and other local Charities.  This has helped over 700 families yearly in the Langleys. For more information on the Society check out this link.

 

Join us for Music Bingo on April 16.  A great way to spend an evening while supporting our local food banks.
 
Tickets/Cards are $20.00 each and can be purchased at www.langleyrotaryclubs.com.
 
 
 
We are excited to announce that Vancity Credit Union (Langley Community -Willoughby Branch) has donated $2000 to support our Starfish North Langley program. The program offered through the Langley School Foundation's coordination allows children to have food security on the weekends. Backpacks are filled with food staples ready for those kids in need for the weekend so they can comeback on Monday nourished and ready to learn.  A huge thanks to Vancity for their support of this program that helps families most in need during this difficult time. For more information on VanCity check out their website at www.vancity.com/AboutVancity/ and to find out more about Starfish check out www.starfishpack.com/langley-north.
 
  
 
Photo: Donald Cho – Assistant Branch Manager with Jeff Morfitt RCLS Treasurer.
On December 3, 2020 we were happy to announce a winner to the Langley Rotary 50/50 Mega Draw.  It was a successful fundraiser for the four Rotary Clubs in Langley. The jackpot grew to over $147,000.
 
Katy Mayrs, the winner of the Langley Rotary Clubs Mega 50/50 Draw was more than surprised at the news. She owns a local printing business in Langley and has always supported Rotary.   Congratulations to Katy on her big win.  
 
We also have to thank our sponsors and partners for their contribution to this important fundraising event that will help Rotary continue the work they do in the community.  
 
 
 
 
 
Members of the four Rotary Clubs of Langley are dedicated to offering their time and talents to help improve the quality of life for people within this community and around the world. Many local organizations have benefited from the enthusiastic support of the four Rotary Clubs in Langley. Our efforts to support these and other community needs depend on our ability to raise funds and this year our major fundraisers have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. By purchasing tickets to the Langley Rotary Mega 50/50 Draw, you will be contributing greatly to the positive future of people in need. AND you will have the chance to win up to $100,000! Thank you for helping us help others.
 
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise is a proud supporter of the Starfish Program.  This program provides much needed food on the weekends. Each Friday at school these kids are given a backpack full of staples to ensure they are ready and nourished to learn on Monday. It is providing food security to the most vulnerable in our community.  Our Club has been integral in fundraising and coordinating donations for this program in North Langley. It is facilitated and supported by the Langley School District Foundation. One of our Club’s signature events - Taste of Fort Langley -  dedicates all the proceeds to this program. 
 
We are pleased to continue supporting the North Langley Starfish program during the COVID-19 pandemic with a matching grant from the Rotary District 5050 of $1700.00.  We have sent a cheque for a total of  $3,400.00 to the  Langley School District Foundation who, in turn will use these funds to provide weekly grocery credit to these same families until the schools have returned to being fully operational. To encourage contactless interactions these families are asked to provide identification and a letter from the School District at participating grocers. This will ensure that there is no interruption in support for nourishing food during this time of isolation while at the same time reducing the chance of further spread of this virus.
 
To make a donation to this program click here.
 
There has been an increase in the demand for services like Meals on Wheels in our local community during the pandemic. As part of our Club's response to COVID-19 we have been working with Meals on Wheels, and our Club members and their friends & family have been lending a helping hand,  delivering meals to those who cannot get out to get groceries.  It has been a great way for our members to connect with those in the community.
 
If you are interested in volunteering please email us at rotarylangleysunrise@gmail.com, and we will assist in connecting you.  Our Club members have enjoyed the experience thus far, and those who receive the service are super grateful.
 
 
One Day. Your Way. September 20, 2020

The Terry Fox Foundation is excited to announce that Canadians will continue to support cancer research through Virtual Runs from coast to coast to coast this September. Terry once said, “Anything is possible if you try.” Today, 40 years later, we will have to innovate as well – we can’t think of anything that Terry would appreciate more. Help us celebrate the 40th anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope by joining us today.

The Terry Fox Run is an annual tradition for our Club to run in partnership with Township of Langley based out of the Walnut Grove Community Centre, we want to continue to raise money this September for his foundation so if you would like to participate please register at: https://terryfox.org/run/ and choose the run location Langley-Walnut Grove.