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Abbotsford-Sumas

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We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
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33780 King Road
Abbotsford, BC  V2S 7P2
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Last Wednesday, May 18, 2016, the Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas celebrated their 20th Charter year as a club (Chartered on May 17,1996) after an inspiring presentation by Susan Hampton (Crohn’s & Colitis Canada) .
 
Charter Member Allan Asaph along with President Mike Adkins raised their glasses to make a toast to the club members. Allan Asaph briefly outlined some of the club’s history.
President Mike invited Charter Member’s (Past President) Ralph Payne and (Past President) John Funk to speak about the club’s accomplishments during their year. 
Past President’s Joyce Beal, Dorothy van de Ree and Thomas McMillan were also invited to speak about the club activities that they felt so proud about during their year and the accomplishments made within local and international communities.
Here’s to another 20 years of fun, networking, club assistance as needed either with hands on projects or financial support within the local and international communities. We are not just a club that can, however, WE ARE A CLUB THAT DOES!
 
 
Last week we were lucky to have Cheryl Klassen and daughter Allycia Myers visit Rotary Club 5342 in Hanover, Pennsylvania! Cheryl took this opportunity to tell the club all about the "Strawberry Club" and our other fundraising efforts. Great Job Cheryl!
 

 
Recently we inducted new member, Kelly Nix, along with Jason Epp as a transfering in member.  Looking forward to their fellowship and contributions to our club!
 

 
On Rotarians at Work day, April 30th, a group of club members, along with a number of volunteers and leaders Karen Funk and Brenda Falk of Tanglebank Gardens, spent the day cleaning up the gardens around the Cottage Pavilion.
 

 

CONVENTION: CULTURAL INSIGHTS

Photo Credit: National Museum of Korea

From the April 2016 issue of The Rotarian

Do you need some context for all you’re experiencing while you’re in Korea for the Rotary International Convention from 28 May to 1 June? Check out one or more of these museums:

1. National Museum of Korea: If you have time for only one, this museum, the sixth largest in the world, has something for everyone: relics from prehistoric times, calligraphy, paintings, sculpture, and even a children’s museum, all housed in a six-story building in the wooded Yongsan Family Park.

2. Korea Furniture Museum: To see how Koreans of the past lived, walk through the 10 restored hanok homes that make up this museum. See how its 500 pieces of furniture on display were used in daily life. Reservations required.

3. Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art: The three buildings housing this museum’s exhibits are themselves works of art, designed by renowned architects Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel, and Rem Koolhaas.

4. War Memorial of Korea: Learn about the history of the Korean War, re-enact a night battle in the combat experience room, and climb inside restored tanks and aircraft.

5. Museum Kimchikan: If you’re shopping in Insa-dong, stop at this museum that pays homage to kimchee, the pickled cabbage that’s part of Korea’s national identity. The three-story museum moved into new quarters in 2015.

Register today for the convention at www.riconvention.org. Early registration savings end 31 March.

By Susie Ma
 

 
 
 
Calendar
 
Speakers
Jun 01, 2016
Shirley Wilson
Fundraising 101
Jun 08, 2016
Dwayne Stewart
BC Hop Festival
Jun 15, 2016
Business Meeting
Update from the Board
Jun 22, 2016
No Meeting - Installation night at Best Western
Inducting the 2016-17 Executive and President Tom McMillan
Jun 29, 2016
Gem Munro
Amarok Society - update on Bangladesh
Jul 06, 2016
Jul 13, 2016
Business Meeting
Update from the Board
Jul 20, 2016
Kevin Mierau, Mierau Construction
Projects in our Community
Jul 27, 2016
Kelly Chahal
Career in Corrections and local politics
Aug 03, 2016
Gordon Heinrichs
Doctor/Patient communications
Aug 10, 2016
Business Meeting
Update from the Board
Aug 17, 2016
Mason Kealy
Diamond Vodka craft Distillery
 
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