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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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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.
 
Help Rotary to eradicate Polio from the world forever.
 
 
The Beef BBQ at Loggers Sports is coming up.  Have you signed up on the volunteer sheet yet? Contact Barry Wetter (barrywetter@gmail.com) to get on the list.
 
 
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. It is always a crowd favourite - soooo good!!
Squamish Rotary participated in the annual Squamish Canada Day Parade.  Young and no-so-young joined other community groups on the route to the flag raising ceremony and the start of the festivities.
 
This was Anne's last meeting as President,  A big THANK YOU to Anne for your leadership and inspiration. Our co-Presidents for 2016-17 are Pat Taylor and Ian Davis.  It was cupcakes all around!
  Daniel Nduati visited us from Nairobi and gave us an update on his amazing work with the Emmanual Boyz Rescue Centre and the National Youth Empowerment Centre - both dedicated to destitute youth.  Squamish Rotary has supported Daniel over many years.
  John Harvey talked bout the plans for the Mamquam River Campsite; a not-for-profit initiative to provide facilities for recreational campers.
 
 
The Squamish Rotary Club partnered with Sea to Sky Community Services to enhance the area around the Youth Centre.
The project included building 5 cedar garden boxes, and constructing a small pavilion. It was a fun community project with Rotary providing funding and volunteer labour.
 
  
On completion of the project, we received a thank you note from the Youth Centre staff.  Click "Read More".
The Installation of the new Executive, Directors, & Committee Chairs for 2016-17 was held at the home of Greg & Lila Gardner. Pat Taylor & Ian Davis will serve as co-Presidents for the coming Rotary year.  
District Governor-elect Lyn Stroshin did the honours for us.
In addition, we welcomed Vicki Haberl as a new member, Denise Imbeau received her Paul Harris Award. and President Anne recapped her year (and what a year it was!).
 
 
 
 
On the day of the last Test of Metal, we once again held the Linda Carney Rotary Cares Challenge ride.  Following the ToM riders out from the start, our riders, who had collected pledges, road up to the top of Perth to our finish where refreshments and fun awaited. The event raises funds to help Squamish residents with medical expenses not covered by insurance or other means.  This year we raised over $8,000.
 
   
 
May 15, 2016 was the Official Opening of the Rotary Pavilion at the Squamish Legacy Sports Park. The project was funded by the Rotary Club of Squamish, a District 5040 grant from the Rotary Foundation, and the Sea to Sky Nordics Club. Thank you to our partners, volunteers, and donors who helped make the vision a reality.
 
 

Strawberry Sale - Order yours today!

All Proceeds will go to Support our International Humanitarian Projects

Saturday, June 4, 2016
101-42000 Loggers Lane, Squamish
NEW Pickup Time 10am - 12:30pm
To order online,
please click on the strawberry man. 

Or order by phone: 1-877-790-2074

Last Day to order: May 29, 2016

You are invited to the Grand Opening of the Rotary Pavilion and Squamish Legacy Sports Park on Sunday, May 15th, 1:00-3:00pm.
 
Bring your family and friends for the ribbon cutting, BBQ (by donation), ski jumping & biathlon demonstrations.

Pope Francis thanks Rotary for its efforts to end polio and urges Rotary members to continue vaccination campaigns.

 


Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran is greeted by Pope Francis following the Jubilee Audience at the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square on April 30, 2016. Photo courtesy of the Vatican.

Vatican City (30 April 2016) — Nearly 9,000 members of Rotary from across the globe attended the Jubilee Audience at the Vatican in St. Peter’s Square on 30 April 2016 at the invitation of Pope Francis.  

At the end of the Audience, a delegation of Rotary members - led by Rotary International President K.R. (Ravi) Ravindran - met Pope Francis where he emphasized the importance of vaccinations against polio and urged Rotary to continue.
 
 
Rotary Squamish will team with the youth and Sea-to-Sky Community Services to improve the outdoor space around the Youth Centre. Work will include landscaping, garden beds, a small pavilion, and lighting. To kick off the project Inis LeBlanc presented a cheque to Alex Anderson, the Manager of Outreach Services for Sea to Sky Community Services.
 
 
 
Meeting Schedule
12noon Lunch Business Meeting
Mar 02, 2017
Business Meeting
12noon Lunch Meeting: John French (tentative)
Mar 09, 2017
Woodfibre LNG Update
6:00pm: Interact Global Awareness Dinner
Mar 16, 2017
Howe Sound Secondary School
 
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