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Sherry Baker, M.A.

Sherry Baker has owned and operated a private consulting and counselling practice since 1990. She was hired as the Executive Director of the BC Association of Community Response Networks in July 2010 and has been a member of the Council to Reduce Elder Abuse (CREA) since its inception.
Sherry has sat on, and chaired many provincial, regional and local boards over the years. She was elected to City Council in Chilliwack in the 1980's where she served for 6 years. Sherry has been a Rotarian since 1992 and just completed 2 years as President of the Rotary Club of Langley-Sunrise. She  was on the Township of Langley’s Sustainability Task Force and its Seniors’ Advisory Committee.  She is the Vice-Chair of the Older Adult and Caregivers Advisory Committee for Age-Well.    She was the Executive Director of Ishtar Transition Housing Society from 1995-2006. 
She was awarded the Canada 125 Medal and received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.  She has been awarded three Paul Harris Fellowships by Rotary International.  She was awarded the “Elder Abuse Awareness to Action Award” by Simon Fraser University Gerontology Research Centre in 2018.
Sherry holds a Master of Arts degree in Applied Behavioral Science from City University in Seattle, a Bachelor of Home Economics from the University of British Columbia and a Diploma in Business Administration from Fraser Valley University.

 

Ashley Chalmers
REALTOR

Born and raised in Fort Langley on a dairy farm, Ashley knew she would always stay in Langley. Now raising her 2 children with her husband Jordan in Willoughby, she still wouldn't change that. Ashley spent nearly a decade in the Health Care industry as a Care Aide and then a Licensed Practical Nurse but made a career change in 2016 into Real Estate. She was able to continue to help people but in a different way. Ashley and her husband also own an End of the Roll franchise in Richmond. Always being community focused, Ashley is always trying to support local small companies, coaching her children's sports, and on other committees such as The Ovarian Cancer Walk of Hope Committee. She is also involved in a group called "Leaders in Langley" which is through Langley United Soccer and the goal and purpose is to develop, grow, and empower girls and women within the Langley United family. If Ashley is not working or volunteering, you will find her keeping active or playing sports somewhere in Langley!

 
 
 
May Barnard
Retired
 
Is a Charter Member of the Langley Sunrise Rotary Club – she was invited to join this new club in 1992.  She is retired (for sure this time) General Insurance Agent after 16 years with Envision Financial. She was an elected Township Councillor from 1996 to 2002, an exciting two terms. She's been married to John for 47 years and have two sons & two grandsons.  She took up golfing when she retired the first time and enjoy sewing for friends and family. She does a bit of travelling with a life long friend. They are looking forward to their 6th trip together, this time to Scotland.
 
Dan Bennett
Associate Broker - REALTOR


Dan was licensed as a salesperson in 1980 and a Broker in 1982. He then completed the UBC Four Year Urban Land Program, specializing in Appraisal. As well he was very involved in his community plus industry professional Associations, becoming President of both the Fraser Valley RE Board and the BC Real Estate Association, and five years as a Director of the Canadian RE Association. He sat on the BC Real Estate Association Standard Forms Committee participating in the development of real estate forms and contracts for the profession. Dan also does real estate and Professional Standards consulting work.

He is a partner in an online real estate transaction management company www.realtynuance.ca



Dick Hooper
Electrical Contractor

One of the longest standing Rotarians in Langley, at present.

He’s been involved with two different Langley clubs during the past 39 years, and has taken an incredibly active role in all aspects of Rotary life, including his turn as club president and his tenure as a long-time volunteer with Rotary World Help network.
 
But for the retired electrician – who made Langley his home in the early 1970s – his community involvement is not exclusive to Rotary.  He’s one of those guys who’s always been there to lend a helping hand, whether doing some wiring for the Langley Christmas Bureau, selling hot dogs for kids charities, helping organize and outfit Langley City for past Christmas and summer parades, or – his most long-standing volunteer role outside of Rotary – serving as a director for more than a decade with the Langley Good Times Cruise-In.  His community involvement has earned him many thanks and even some noted recognition. He was crowned senior citizen of the year in 2004, and picked as Langley’s H.D. Stafford Citizen of the Year in 2007.  At 84, he’s still going strong, waking early every Wednesday morning to join his fellow Rotarians at the Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise.
 
William (Bill) Lindahl
Horticultural

Past President of Club
Grandfather
Soccer Player
 
Grant Sauer
Notary Public
 
Grant is a Notary Public offering professional legal services with flare, including house calls, hospital calls and bank signing appointments, I meet clients according to their schedules, whether that is in the evening or on weekends. I have been involved in the community for over 20 years as a 4-H and Church Leader, a Greater Langley Chamber of Commerce Member and a Walnut Grove Willoughby Business Association member. The Rotarian mandate really resonates with me, “Service above Self”. I want to use my time and talent in the community as I am able. 
I live in Fort Langley on a hobby farm and raise beef, pigs and free-range chickens. My children are very involved in the raising of the steers and pigs because of our involvement with BC 4-H, an excellent program for children and teenagers.
 
Patrick Matiowski
Fundraiser

 
Patrick has been a Langley resident since 2008.  As the Director of Fundraising for the Langley Care Foundation and the Langley Lodge, he reminds Langley citizens that the elderly are an important part of the community.

He appreciates the networking opportunities, the friendships, the community service and especially the international reach of Rotary.  His mission statement is to do what is right because it is right and by doing so, hopes that he will make the world a better place.  If family, friends or neighbours need help, they only have to ask.  Patrick is a connector.
 
 
Seungbum Yoo
IT
 
“Seungbum has been in the IT industry for over 30 years and has a strong background in both Computer Science and Telecommunications. In 1999, he founded TLC with a focus on providing excellent IT & Telecommunication services. Seungbum graduated at SAIT in 2000 with President’s list member (Honors) in Telecommunications Engineering Technology. Seungbum has been delivering successful projects and added values to every client he has worked with. His motto is simply, "work with amazing people, and have fun!" This motto is intertwined into our daily business interactions and the long-lasting relations we form with each client. He is also a member of Rotary Club since 2003 and has always exceeded its motto “Service Above Self”.
 
 
Jeff Morfitt
Engineer

When Jeff joined Rotary, it was because my Dad, John Morfitt (a long-time active Rotarian), had mentored me with a strong belief in the value of "Service Above Self", with particular emphasis on international projects. A good friend, Dick Hooper, dragged me into Rotary - kicking and screaming - I remain passionate to this day.  My wife, Kellie Reynolds, is a CPA/CA (Chartered Accountant) and our daughter, born in 1993, is an UBC grad and Integrated Engineer with a strong artistic flair!  Work wise - I'm now retired, but for most of my working life, owned a winch, hoist, and gear manufacturing company in Langley. Clients were mostly international companies in the land and offshore oil exploration and production sector. Machinery design is/was my passion. In the last three years leading up to retirement I lead teams in the design of leading-edge military and commercial specialized tracked vehicle transmissions - a very challenging and gratifying way to end me working career.  Travel has always been a central focus in their lives. We got engaged on a hilltop in northern Thailand, and our honeymoon was a 21-day trek in the Indian Himalayas - up to 18,000 ft altitude. Jeff and family have continued to travel frequently developing a love for South East Asia. In 2017, with an Australian friend, we did a 2-week motorcycle dirt-bike trick through the backroads of northern Vietnam. Kellie and Jeff have traveled to many less-traveled areas and enjoy long-stay experiences while traveling.

Club President for 2011-2012, and since then I've been Treasurer. Truthfully - Kellie has been the Treasurer, and I've been the front-face.

In 2009, Jeff had an amazing, life-altering experience that cemented my International Service roots. I participated, in a Rotaplast mission to Cebu, Philippines. Rotaplast performs surgery to correct Cleft Pallet and Cleft Lip deformities in developing countries. He witnessed, close-up, the most incredible transformative surgeries on 90 young children. He worked to truly change life for the kids, there families, and villages. He would love to do this again!

 
June Jones
Retired
 
John Hooper
Financial Planner

 
John has been with Odlum Brown Limited for the span of his 26-year career in the investment industry. Though many aspects of the industry have changed during this time, his commitment to his client is unwavering.  He believes that the most rewarding aspects to his role include the interaction and long-standing relationships he has formed with his clients and the pleasure of seeing his clients follow through with their goals.
 
In addition to achieving the Fellow of Canadian Securities Institute and Canadian Investment Manager designations, John successfully completed various industry courses including Portfolio Management Techniques, Investment Management Techniques and Professional Financial Planning.  He keeps abreast on financial market developments, governmental and regulatory changes pertaining to personal fianace, and current events by attending various courses and seminars.
 
In his spare time, John is the Regional Chair of the Vancouver Coastal Region for Diabetes Canada, a cause that is near and dear to him as a Type 1 Diabetic.  He also supports many worthy  causes in the Lower Mainland that invest in the well-being of our next generation such as Starfish Packs, KidsSport, Kids Up Front and the United Way.  John resides with his family in North Surrey.  He is an avid golfer who is passionate about hockey and cycling.

Rita Gobin
 
Rita has dedicated 27 + years in North Langley through business, living in the community and has raised her two daughters to be socially responsible citizens.
She has a diverse work background that started in her early twenties working for a print advertising company and at Radio station as a marketing representative. 
Through those early years she established a passion for working to build thriving  partnerships. The skills she developed early on transferred over to a family steel business in North Langley in a variety of areas in addition managing tenants in the business’s other commercial property in Fort Langley.
 
Rita has been involved in many charities and events over the years in Langley and Metro Vancouver including the Canadian Cancer Society , BC Summer games ,BC Seniors games, Labatt’s 24hr relay Variety Club, Langley Fine Arts School (LFAS) Committee’s, Pals Autism school annual gala event
Now she focuses her efforts on giving back to the community and in particular passionate about finding ways that encourage are younger generation to flourish as contributing members of society. Her leisure interest are the arts, cooking, traveling ,running, hiking, and golfing.
 
The Rotary club of Langley motto fits well with her vision “ Service above Self” 
 
Midori Turner
Shipping

 
www.pakmailcanada.com/langley

Midori Turner graduated from Capilano College with a Bachelor in Tourism Management.  After working in a variety of marketing positions in both the real estate and tourism industry, she and her husband (Eric) decided to venture into entrepreneurship.  They opened their first Pak Mail franchise, a packaging and shipping business,  in Langley in 2010.  This was the year they moved to Langley, and Midori joined Rotary as well.  She felt it was a great way to connect to her with the community she had just moved to and opened a business in. They acquired their second Pak Mail location in 2017 in Coquitlam.  2017 also brought the birth of their first child, son Jaxon. 

 
Rod Wainwright
Logistics

 
"Success doesn’t come to you…you go to it!” best describes Lantrax’s president, Rod Wainwright. Devoted family man, active Rotarian and lover of all things hockey, Rod is a transportation specialist with over 35 years’ experience in the industry.
 
Having starting Lantrax in 2003, Rod has grown his business from two people, in a spare bedroom, to a multi-million dollar company with 17 employees operating out of an 11,000 square foot warehouse facility in Port Kells.
 
A go-getter and team player, Rod is dedicated to providing worry-free delivery, anywhere, with a team of individuals he has carefully hand-picked for their expertise and customer service skills. Named the Langley Chamber of Commerce’s George Preston Memorial Business Person of the Year in 2014, and ranking in the 2015 Profit 500 list of Canada’s fastest-growing companies, Rod has no plans of slowing down.
www.lantraxlogistics.com
 
Saara Majuri
Finance
 
Saara is a Branch Manager at the Walnut Grove Community Branch of Vancity Credit Union. After graduating from the University of Hawaii, where she played water polo and earned a Bachelor of Science in Family Resources, she was looking for a job where she could grow in her career and give back to the community. Vancity offered her that combination, and for the last 8 years she has worked in various locations and roles across the lower mainland. Saara is also on the working committee for the BC Young Leaders, a group of credit union leaders with a mission to offer leadership development and networking opportunities to employees of the BC Credit Union system. After joining the Walnut Grove community in late 2019, Saara was looking for a way to learn more about the community and its’ needs and found Rotary Club to be the perfect opportunity. She is enjoying learning from all of the experienced Rotarians and about the many different ways that Rotary makes our community, and communities around the world, a better place.

Andria Popovici
 

A returning member to Langley Sunrise, Andria has a passion for community, empowering others and creating conversations that matter. Awarded the Rookie of the Year from District 5050 after completing her first year in Rotary in part to her participation and passion for launching the SASSY Awards in Langley which recognize Youth. She has continued with this project for the last five years and is the current Chair of this powerhouse committee. She is involved with Write to Read and other Rotary endeavors that speak to her core values while also partaking in other volunteer opportunities within Langley.

After over a decade in the Finance Industry she made a shift into Project Management and now within the TV & Film Industry building relationships and delivering high quality service to clients who are looking to create unique and meaningful pieces. She brings "Service Above Self" into every facet of her life and is focussed on family and living life fully.

 

Jennifer Roy
 
With over 18 years of operations experience, Jennifer currently serves as the VP of Operations for a Western Canada Technology company. Her background in a variety of industries such as telecom, e-commerce and insurance, as well as IT, has helped her to become a skilled leader of diverse teams. This experience helps her to drive operational excellence and best practices, while looking for ways to improve effeciencies and team collaboration. Jennifer has a passion for employee engagement, extraordinary client experiences and process management. Her volunteer work has varied from sitting on the Parent Advisory Committee at her daugther's school, serving meals at the Ronald McDonald House and fundraising for local sports clubs. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, reading, spending time with her daughter and husband.

 
Vinicio Esquivel
 

A member of the Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise since June of 2020. In 1993 I moved from Guatemala to Vancouver BC, married Maria in 2000 and raised our 3 kids in Langley BC.  Currently a software consultant for the local government industry, previously owned a software company for 14 years until I decided to sell and join a smaller group of professionals and focus on education and software design.  I am exited of my return to the Rotary world after been part of the Vancouver Yaletown Club 10 years ago!

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