Peace Through Service: Service Above Self

Making a Difference since 1966.

Squamish

We meet on Thursdays. See the Schedule on the right for the times.
Howe Sound Inn & Brew Pub
37801 Cleveland Ave
Squamish, BC  V8B 0A7
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Once again, we will be serving up the world famous Rotary Beef-on-a-Bun during the Logger Sports show on Saturday & Sunday, August 5th & 6th.
 
The Rotary Beef BBQ has been a tradition at Loggers Sports for over 50 years. Canada AAA beef is slowly roasted over a bed of alders and served on a brioche bun with fried onions. Serving starts at 12 noon. It is always a crowd favourite - soooo good!!
Jada Hurford from Howe Sound Secondary was presented with her blazer today by Denise Rittberg, Youth Services Chair. Jada is heading off in mid-August for a year's adventure as a Rotary Youth Exchange student, She is going to the Wallonia (french-speaking) part of Belgium - new culture, new language, new friends, new experiences! We wish you a great time Jada.
 
Rotary District 5040 is pleased to announce that the Rotary BC Wildfire Recovery Fund is now established and accepting donations. These funds will be made available to Rotary clubs for restoration projects for the victims of the wildfires currently burning in the Cariboo region of the British Columbia.
 
Once the situation with the fires has ended, a Rotary team will work with the local clubs to allocate funds to Rotary projects in the affected areas to assist with the recovery and rebuild in their communities.
To make a contribution, click.........
 
 
Melissa Saunders (left) is an assistant Bank Manager.
Allie Meeres (right) is a Community Engagement Officer. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Roger Duncan (right) is a retired lawyer and former member of the Rotary Clubs of Vancouver and Harrow (England).  
 
 
Judy McQuinn is the new President of the Rotary Club of Squamish for 2017-18.     We are looking forward to another great year with Judy and her Executive team (listed on the right), serving our communities locally and around the world.
 
 
Squamish Rotary joined the community and participated in the parade to celebrate Canada's 150th birthday.
    
The Rotary Club of Squamish is proud to support Ride Away Stigma, and the work to raise awareness about mental health and provide support for those with mental health issues.
$20,000 was raised at this year's event which will go to Sea to Sky Community Services to support mental heath programs in the corridor. 
More information can be found at www.rideawaystigmas2s.com.
 
At our meeting today, Squamish Rotary distributed $20,000 in Gaming Grants to community organisations in support of their programs. The focus was on Youth, Seniors, Health, and Safety programs.
On May 9 & 10, 2017, Squamish Rotarians with help from school staff, held the annual Bike Safety Rodeo at 5 elementary schools. Students from kindergarten to grade 7 had their bikes checked, went through a series of skill challenges, and learned how to safely cross a road intersection. MORE
 

Young Professionals

Connect WITh future change-makers

  • Talks from keynote speakers to inspire and motivate you.
  • Develop your leadership & professional skills with workshops.
Saturday May 13th, 9AM - 4PM 
SFU Vancouver Campus
Additional  information available on the Summit Website.
 
 
 
 
The water is flowing at the Hosanna Children’s Home.
 
Hosanna Children’s Home for the Destitute in rural Kenya.
An International project by the Rotary Club of Squamish, the Rotary Club of Nairobi Industrial Area, and the Rotary Foundation.
 
 
 
 
On March 14th 2017, the four Sea to Sky clubs convened on Whistler Mountain for Fresh Tracks breakfast and a morning of group skiing. Then we reconvened in Black's Pub for appies and fellowship as well as for some prize giving. More photos HERE.
Rotary Hearts are SOLD OUT for 2017...orders for the 2018 'Rotary Hearts in Downtown Squamish' will begin around mid-January 2018.  In the meantime, check out all the wonderful messages of love in shop windows all along Cleveland Avenue!  And while you there, when you shop in any of the stores that are showcasing a Rotary Heart, put your name into our draw for a Valentine Basket which is valued at $500.  Draw will take place on February 14th.
 
Our annual Christmas party was held at the home of Ann & Owen Carney. In keeping with the theme "Christmas in the Quebec countryside", G-Van Catering served up a French Canadian menu including Tourtiere, beans, and sugar pudding. Thanks to Rose Fast for organizing the evening and all the games and prizes. It was a great evening of fun and fellowship.
More photos >HERE<
 
    
Squamish Rotarians joined other volunteers to deliver Community Christmas Cares hampers to the less fortunate in our community. When all the hampers were delivered, we met at the Shady Tree for lunch.
 
 
 
District Governor Lyn Stroshin visited our club on Dec 8th. She shared a cake celebrating the 100th year of the Rotary Foundation. presented Paul Harris Fellow awards, and gave an inspiring talk on the work of Rotary and what Rotary means to her.
More photos HERE.
Jeanette Levett, Clint Levett, and Chris Humphrey received Paul Harris Fellow awards for their support of the club with upgrades at the Beef BBQ hut. Lloyd Ingraham was presented with his PHF+4 recognition for his support of the Rotary Foundation.  Garry Shearer (L) and Don Patrick (R) did the honours.
 
At our meeting this week, member Lynda Rocha talked about her vocation as an event planner. Do you need help in planning a wedding or other event? Contact Lynda.
 
At the Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11th, Ryoma Mori, our youth exchange student from Japan, laid the Rotary wreath at the cenotaph in honour of our veterans and all the men & women who have served our country.
 
The Rotary Club of Squamish was a major sponsor of Pumpkin Patch in the Park, a community event to celebrate Halloween and raise money for Community Christmas Care.
Rotary will be at the "Pumpkin Patch in the Park" on October 22nd at Stan Clark Park in downtown Squamish. Visit our stand to learn more about Rotary's promise to eradicate Polio from the world forever.
For more information click HERE.  
 
On September 8th, the Rotary Club of Squamish celebrated its 50th anniversary with a dinner at the Squamish Valley Golf Club.  Our special guests were RI Director Dean Rohrs and Rhino,  District Governor Lyn Stroshin and Alex, District Governor-elect Don Evans, MLA Jordan Sturdy, and Mayor Patricia Heintzman, 
 
After the reception and dinner, several members were called to the podium to highlight some of the events and happenings that occurred over the 50 years.
 
 
District Governor Lyn Stroshin presented co-Presidents Ian Davis and Pat Taylor with a special message from RI President John Germ. 
More photos can be viewed HERE.
The Rotary Club of Squamish was chartered in September 1966. On September 8, 2016 we are celebrating 50 Years of Service. You are invited to join us. For tickets contact Ray Brickell, brickell@telus.net, 604-898-4572.
 
 
Meeting Schedule
12noon: Lunch, Howe Sound Brew Pub
Aug 24, 2017
Doug Hackett - Squamish Community Foundation
12noon: Lunch, Howe Sound Brew Pub
Sep 07, 2017
Business Meeting
12noon: Lunch, Howe Sound Brew Pub
Oct 05, 2017
Jay & Linda Eastman - update on Casa Colibri
 
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