Rotary Club of Abbotsford Sumas

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Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Phoenix Lounge
33780 King Road
Abbotsford, BC  V2S 7P2
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On Sept 21, 2016 some of our club members particpated in Literacy Matters Trivia contest at the Phoenix restaurant.  We had 2 teams entered and one of our teams tied for 1st place!  In the tiebreaker it was close but the other team came out on top.  A great time was had by all while supporting the programs and initiatives of Literacy Matters Abbotsford.  Check them out at this link:

We have had some great speakers in August - Dave Mackintosh of the Mt Cheam Lions Club presented to us the legacy project they are working on for the Chilliwack Hospital Eye Centre that serves a regional base of clients and does over 5300 eye surgeries annually.
Grace Tan spoke to us about her experience in Ottawa with the Adventures in Citizenship program sponsored by our club and organized by the Rotary club of Ottawa - she was funny and engaging in her presentation.  Our club has a strong focus on youth and supporting the various youth programs that Rotary has in place to promote leadership and mentoring skills for young adults.  Stay tuned for upcoming programs that we sponsor such as Youth Adventures in Leadership and RYLA.

Mentor a young leader, and discover yet another reason to love Rotary.


By Programs for Young Leaders staff

You’re up at 5:30 a.m. for your sunrise meeting. You stay long after the sun goes down to clean up after your club’s event. And, last spring, you raced daylight across twelve time zones to join other Rotarians at a national immunization day. Rotary moments? You’ve got 20. You love everything, from polo shirts to Paul Harris Society pins, except for this mentoring stuff.

For you, youth service has the awkwardness of a school cafeteria, the uncertainty of a drama club trust fall, and the terror of a university quiz on German declension. It’s small wonder you’re first on the list for the highway cleanup, with its predictable neon vests, and last to host an exchange student, advise an Interact club, or mentor Rotaractors.

The Rotary Club of Cayman Island's project team to Guatemala.

The Rotary Club of Grand Cayman’s project team to Guatemala.


By Gina McBryan, a member of the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 

We all have our stories of how we were introduced to Rotary, and for the most part, those stories are positive. I could have been a Rotary member much sooner, had someone approached me.

I’m sure every club encourages their members to bring along guests and sponsor new members. For the past five years I have been a Rotary member, I’ve heard the same words of encouragement from my club leaders. And worldwide, our membership totals have remained stable. This makes me think of that line about the definition of insanity, “doing the same thing over and over again yet expecting different results.”

Evan Burrell and club
Evan Burrell, left, discusses membership with Rotarians in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Monika Lozinska/Rotary International

By Evan Burrell, a member of the Rotary Club of Turramurra, New South Wales, Australia

As a former member of Rotaract and now a young Rotarian, I get asked quite a lot, “where do we find more young members like you?”

It may seem like young members are as elusive to catch as Pokémon, but with the right strategy and awareness, it’s not that difficult at all. The truth is, they are really all around us. They may be in your work place, they may be in your neighborhood, or they may be in those other social gatherings you belong to. Others may be active in our youth programs like Rotaract and RYLA, readying themselves for the challenges that lie ahead.


Avenues of Service

The Avenues of Service are part of the guiding principles of Rotary and the foundation of club activity.


Oct 26, 2016
Paul & Elizabeth Johnson
Grace Rwanda literacy project
Nov 02, 2016
Kelly Nix
Vocational Talk
Nov 09, 2016
Business Meeting
Update from the Board
Nov 17, 2016
Interclub Meeting
Don Funk Rotarian of the Year
Nov 23, 2016
Brenda Monk
Vocational Talk
Dec 14, 2016
Business Meeting
Report from the Board
Dec 21, 2016
Christmas Social Meeting
Gift exchange
Dec 28, 2016
No Meeting - Christmas Break
Enjoy the Christmas holiday season
Jan 04, 2017
Josh Bach
Japan Adventures
Jan 11, 2017
Business Meeting
Report from the Board
Jan 18, 2017
Jason Epp
Vocational Talk
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