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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Mission (AM)!

Mission Morning

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Cedarbrooke Chateau
Suite MN-32331 Seventh Ave, Mission, BC V2V 6T7
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Mission (Mail: Box 3093, Mission), BC  V2V 4J3
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Today is Rotary's 112th anniversary! Together we have taught young people to read, improved access to clean water and fought disease. Thank you for everything you do.
Starfish Backpack Program in Mission has now reached 18 backpacks at 3 local schools.
Rotary Club of Mission (Sunrise) Trivia Night Friday, March 31st, 2017 at 7:30. Tickets are $20/person.
The real launch of the Starfish Backpack Program in Mission happened Jan 6, 2017.
IMAGINATION LIBRARY in Mission has provided 100s of children books on a monthly basis and is proudly supported by the Rotary Club of Mission (AM) for the past 7 years.
Dozens of Rotarians joined community sponsors assisting at the 17th Annual "Christmas at the Clarke" which was hosted Dec. 14, 2016.
The Rotary Club of Mission (AM) is proud to have been a integral part of the solution. In teaming with Write to Read project, the club was able to contribute to a BRAND NEW library in Lax Kw’alaams – formerly known as Port Simpson.
The Rotary Club of Mission (AM) is proud to support the Rotaract Club of the Fraser Valley in these good works supporting others. They have been busy little elves collecting and distributing socks to locations in the Valley and making cards to distribute to seniors all the while collecting food and almost $200 for the Abbotsford Food Bank. Great work Rotaractors!
Come one, come all!  It's time for the Rotary Carol Festival!  Tuesday, December 6 at 7 pm. This is a tradition in our town which had been going on for decades!  Get in the Christmas spirit and join us. Admission is free with a donation to the Christmas Bureau. 
There's magic in the air and you can be part of it!  On Saturday, October 15th, the Rotary Club of Mission will host Canadian Magician of the Year, Murray Hatfield and Theresa who will perform not one, but two magic shows at the Clarke Theatre.  Shows are at 4 pm and at 7:30 pm.  Tickets are available now at or From World Odyssey Travel in Mission - Adults - $35, Kids - $25 or a Family Pack of 2 adults and 2 kids for $100.  Proceeds of the Fundraiser will go to the Starfish Pack Program, a food security initiative which sends a backpack of food home for the weekend for kids who are not getting enough to eat.  You can be a part of the solution just by buying tickets to this wonderful evening of entertainment!  It's a win/win for all!
Brought to you by the Rotary Club of Mission - our fall fundraiser is an amazing performance by Murray Hatfield and Teresa!  Come and enjoy an evening of magic such as you have never seen before!
A tradition for many decades in this community is the annual Rotary Carol Festival.  This year the event will be held at the Clarke Theatre on Tuesday, November 24th beginning at 7 pm.  The event features carol singing by several local school choirs and this year will also include a performance by the Mission Ukulele Circle and the Joy Vox Community Choir who will lead the audience in a massive carol singing to round off the program.  So get into the spirit of the season by taking in this event.  Admission is by donation of  non-perishable food items, new unwrapped toys or cash.  Hope to see you there!  
Remember!  The Rotary Club of Mission (Sunrise) meeting is cancelled on Wednesday, November 11th in honour of Remembrance Day.  We encourage you to attend the ceremonies in your community to honour those who fight for us and promote peace in the world.  In Mission, the ceremonies begin at the Clarke Theatre at 11 am, followed by the laying of the wreaths at the Cenotaph at the Legion on Veteran's Way.  "At the rising of the sun and at its going down, we remember them."
The Rotary Clubs of Mission are having their annual winter gala again and we want you to be there!  
The Strawberries are Coming!
Image result for strawberriesImage result for strawberriesFresh, clean, cut and sliced…ready for jam-making, pies, smoothies or just on their own, the Rotary Strawberries will be ready for pick-up June 6th at Mission Secondary School on 7th Avenue. Order your strawberries online at or in person (cash and cheque only) at Earthtacular Rock and Gem, 1st Avenue, Mission. Remember, the last day to order is May 31st…don’t miss it.
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Rotarians know how to throw a party and Saturday's StarGazer Fundraiser for the Rotary Observatory and SCience Space Centre was no exception.Guests feasted on Irish and Indian curry stews, dug deep in their pockets for amazing desserts and danced to the great music of Retro Fire. As one guest wrote afterwards "Mission's Sunrise Rotary Club deserves all of our Mission District's Citizens support and thanks for your vision and energy in ensuring resources are available to support enduring local enhancements!"
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Damien James- Ventiloquist at The Stage May 21st
Internationally  renowned ventriloquist, magician and special effects artist Damien James takes to “The Stage” in Mission on Saturday, May 31st.
Guaranteed to entertain and keep you laughing for months, James creates a wide array of puppets from celebrities, to his own "friends, to members of the expected audience.Tickets are $25 in advance,($35 at the door) and can be purchased at Earthtacular Rock and Gem on 1st Ave., from any member of the Rotary Club if Mission (AM) or by calling 778-347-7625. For a sneak preview of Damien and his work, check him out on Utube.
Rotarians joined members of Stave Valley Salmon and families from the community to plant trees at Silverdale Creek Wetlands on Saturday.  The weather, in spite of a gloomy forecast of everlasting rain, surprised us with a lovely spring day of mixed sun and clouds.  Families came down and planted trees and explored the area, finding frogs, birds and a swimming garter snake, much to the delight of certain young boys!  There was a Rubber Duck Race to raise money for the Mission Food Centre, and along with refreshments and home-made cookies, the day was a huge success!  Thanks to Jim Taylor (for organizing) and other members of the Rotary Club of Mission for helping.  Image

And they change the life, not only of the child who receives the vaccine, but the person who helps to make it happen.  Rotarians are working in some of the most difficult and stress-ridden areas of the world to make sure that children will grow up strong and healthy.  Read about one Rotarian's efforts to make a difference by travelling to Nigeria to vaccinate children against polio.


Tomorrow is the big day for Mission - our 29th Annual Candlelight Parade!  Come out to cheer us on - we will be there with our traditional float.  The parade should be bigger and better than ever before!  Don't forget your donation to the Christmas Bureau.  It all starts at 7 am.  And the weather forecast is improving!  Image
A group of enthusiastic Rotarians met on Saturday to wrap trees at the Silverdale Creek Wetlands with wire mesh to protect them against Canada's National Animal.  Those pesky beavers were cutting down the trees that WE planted!  It was decided that simply would not do, so we took action in typical Rotarian style!  And what lovely weather we had!  Image
Bill Tyler speaks at our club to remind us about the importance of supporting Camp Jubilee.  $250 sends a child to camp.  Camp changes lives and supports our youth.  This is one way we can make a difference in Mission.  Let us know if you can help in this initiative! 

Birds seen on our walk:
Red-winged Blackbird
Northwestern Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Wood Duck
Bald Eagle
Northern Flicker
Canada Goose
American Goldfinch
Red-tailed Hawk
Rufous Hummingbird
Great Blue Heron
Steller's Jay
Belted Kingfisher
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hooded Merganser
American Robin
Barn Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Yellow-rumped Warber
Downy Woodpecker
Common Yellowthroat
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...