Rotary Club of Abbotsford Sumas


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33780 King Road
Abbotsford, BC  V2S 7P2
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On January 23rd, Past President Dorothy and President Mike particpated in the National Literacy Day celebration at the Abbotsford Library and the Reach Gallery. The day was a huge success. All the children were given a book mark outlined the parks our Little Free Libraries are located in. There was also a map with the 13 locations. We love promoting literacy in our community, one book at a time.
This morning our club started the New Year off by recognizing members with multiple Paul Harris pins.  Congratulations Mike, Allan, Tom, Yvonne, and Josh and thank you for supporting the Rotary Foundation!

By David Goodstone, Rotary senior writer

As a writer, I’m always looking for metaphors and similes, especially in unfamiliar places, searching for the right phrase to tell a story.

On my first Rotary trip to India with Rotary Polio Ambassador Minda Dentler, the story I was seeking to tell was the work of Rotary members and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. My task was easy. For in India’s sights, objects, and even signs, rich metaphors are abundant.


Congratulations Little Free Library Team,

Parks staff informed me today that the Little Free Library is installed and ready to be loaded with books!  A big thanks goes out to Katherine's UFV business team, President Mike Adkins and CM signs, Literacy Chair Dorothy van de Ree and the RotarAct as well as the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas.  Thank you for helping to make the Little Free Libraries in Abbotsford Parks a reality. Increasing literacy opportunies for the community, as well as enhancing our parks and community connections.  Please pass on to anyone who is involved I may not have contact information for.....

Thank you again, what a pleasure to work with all of you!
Kind regards,

Susan Federspiel, MA
Community Developer
Feb 10, 2016
Business Meeting
Update from the Board
Feb 17, 2016
Stu McIntosh
Cascade Aerospace
Feb 24, 2016
Beverly Harrington
YES - Rotary youth program
Mar 02, 2016
Malcolm Kennedy
District 5050 Grants
Mar 09, 2016
Business Meeting
Update from the Board
Mar 16, 2016
Shirley WIlson
Fundraising 101
Mar 23, 2016
Elizabeth Harris
Fraser Valley Healthcare Foundation/Vocational talk
Mar 30, 2016
George & Sylvia Peary
Adventures in India
Apr 06, 2016
Gaetan Royer
Executive Director Abbotsford Hospice Society - Holmberg House
Apr 13, 2016
Business Meeting
Update from the Board
Apr 20, 2016
Joshua Bach
Travels with Josh - Holy Land
Apr 27, 2016
Satwinder Bains
Director of the Centre for Indo Canadian Studies at UFV
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Rotary's 2016 International Assembly coverage and resources
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Michele Berg named deputy general secretary
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New online process makes it easy to follow up on prospective members
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