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Governor's Message
 
Membership & New Club Development Month
 
Rotary President Holger Knaack asked four things of the incoming Governors at the International Assembly in January. Goodness – that was only six months ago but it seems like a decade!
 
He said Rotary is not just a Club that you join, it's an invitation to endless opportunities. It opens opportunities to serve in a project as big as End Polio Now, and also in a small community project where you plant a tree.
 
Everything we do opens another opportunity for someone, somewhere.
 
His 1st ask - to create new innovative Club models to help expand outreach by creating a satellite Club or community-based Rotaract Club.
 
His 2nd ask - that each Club have at least one strategic meeting asking; what should our Club look like in five years, and what steps should we take to achieve this vision? What value do we bring to our members?
 
His 3rd ask - select new members carefully. Make sure they're a good fit with your Club, and that the Club meets their expectations. Engage them and take care of them. There is no wrong age to become a Rotarian.
 
His 4th ask - continue your Club’s efforts to end polio by donating to END POLIO Now. We must fulfill our promise that we made to the children of the world.
 
It is now six months since the International Assembly --- our lives have changed, but the goals to open opportunities have not. We are Rotarians and we must remain optimistic and continue to seek opportunities to engage members, grow rotary membership, fundraise and perform service projects.
 
I am so proud of the Clubs and Rotarians in this District. Adapting during a pandemic and serving your communities and your members with thoughtful action. Rotarians are people of action – and you have proved it in spades over the last five months. When we come out the other side of the pandemic I truly believe that our Clubs will be more incredible, more dynamic and much more connected and effective than we were before.
 
Thank you all for all you do.  The world needs Rotary more now than ever before.
 
Stay well!
 
     
PS – Congratulations to the Award recipients announced at the July 11th District event – see PDG Brad’s article below!

 
District Governor Installation
 
Although the venue was drastically different, 89 homes instead of the Quality Inn, the installation of our thirty-fourth District 5050 Governor, Carol Tichelman, looked much like last year’s installation ceremony. Like her predecessor, PDG Brad Whittaker, Governor Carol is from the Rotary Club of Chilliwack. She is the 5th Governor from the Chilliwack Club.
 
Larry Stinson, also a PDG from Chilliwack, was the Master of Ceremonies again this year. After the anthems and a Thought of the Day from DGE Bev Harrington, Larry introduced dignitaries. He then turned it over to PDG Brad for a power point review of his year and various recognitions and awards. A change from last year is the scheduling of a separate online event to announce Club Awards on September 19th. See PDG Brad's article below for a complete recap of the Individual Awards.
 
In recognizing the District Board of Directors for the last year, PDG Brad pointed out that the District bylaws have been amended to expand the Board to include the Rotaract Committee Chair, and the Chairs of the Training, Membership, Communications and Youth Services Committees. A 3rd year Assistant Governor has also been added.
 
Last year, PRIVP Dean Rohrs conducted the installation. This year she gave an address followed by a replay of the ‘‘DOGOODERY” song done at last year’s installation by Chilliwack’s band, The Rotations, featuring Rotarian Doug Wickers.
Dean Rohrs
 
Leigh Higinbotham
 
The installation of Governor Carol and the District’s AGs was conducted by District 5040 PDG Leigh Higinbotham. He was Governor the year that Carol joined the Rotary Club of Prince George. Because of his past inspiration, Carol asked him to install her as President of the Chilliwack Club, and now as Governor.
 
Following the installation ceremony, Carol told us more about her Rotary journey and her aspirations for this year.  As is customary, the DG Banner was passed, not between Clubs, but between the Presidents of the Chilliwack Club during PDG Brad’s year and DG Carol’s year. Following closing remarks by PDG Larry, the online event remained open for socializing.
 

Grant Application Deadline
URGENT NOTICE
District Grant Application Deadline
(This deadline cannot not be extended)
31 August 2020
 
District Grants:
  • Used for smaller local or international projects
  • Funding between $500 - $10,000 USD (if funds available)
  • District will match $1 of Club funds with up to $1 of District Designated Funds (DDF)
  • All District Grant requests must follow the Guidelines as set out in the District Grant Management Manual
  • Only Clubs that are qualified may apply –signed MOU, minimum of two members at a training session-one must be PE
  • All Grant proposals must be submitted by August 31, 2020
  • Everything is to be done online at the District website. You must login and then click the Grants tab to proceed
 
Questions
425-239-9938
Awards & Recogntions
At the Installation of District Governor Carol Tichelman, several Rotarians were honoured with awards from the District, Rotary International (RI) and The Rotary Foundation (TRF) for their exceptional contributions to Rotary, Rotarians and people across the globe.
 
PDG Brad gave four “Step Up” certificates to
  • Dave Duskin for taking on the additional role of Chair of the District Communications Committee on top of his Assistant Governor position.
  • Denis Boyd for taking on the role of Chair of the District Finance Committee and then taking on the role of Chair of the Membership Committee
  • Lindagene Coyle for taking on the role from Denis of Chair of the District Finance Committee in addition to her role as Vice Governor and RLI Coordinator
  • District Rotary Youth Exchange Executive Committee of Chair Janice Ellis, Felicity Dye, Andrea Stiller, and Greg Starup for their exceptional work in looking after all the District’s inbound and outbound Youth Exchange students during the COVID-19 situation.
 
Ron Goldfinch Most Valuable Rotarian Award
Ron Goldfinch was a very active Rotarian at the Club and District level including Rotary Youth Exchange program and as an Assistant Governor.  (He was also DG Brad’s first Rotary mentor).
 
 
Two recipients this year: Kevin Wood and Pat Bond
Kevin Wood for his enormous and excellent work as the Chair of the District Conference Committee for the past 2 ½ years, the best conference that never happened with great speakers, wonderful entertainment and high participation by Rotarians, especially first time conference attendees. Kevin is the District’s webmaster and was the District Trainer and the Assistant Governor for Area A.
 
Pat Bond for everything she does for the District and Rotarians, well beyond her exceptional support as Aide to the District Governor.  She worked in numerous areas, including as Registrar for all District events, Membership and Communication Committee, and many, many other District activities.
 
 
 
 
Rotary International Service Award for a Polio-Free World – Lee Harman
This award honours Rotarians who have made outstanding contributions to the PolioPlus campaign to eradicate polio.  Lee Harman with his friend, Bill Ward, drove Miss Vicky, a somewhat modified 1931 Ford Victoria, in the Peking to Paris Endurance Motor Challenge earlier this year to help end Polio, raising $50,000 and great world awareness.
 
 
The Citation for Meritorious Service Award – Larry Stinson
The Citation for Meritorious Service recognizes individual Rotarians who have demonstrated outstanding active service to The Rotary Foundation for more than one year.
 
 
Larry joined Rotary in 1993 and was District Governor 2008-09. In 2004 Larry went on a wheelchair delivery trip igniting his passion for international service and TRF, and has served on the Club Committee ever since. He served on five TRF funded Rotaplast and Alliance for Smiles surgical missions to China (at his own expense). Larry was involved in all things TRF, including hosting/sending two Group Study Exchange Teams. For three years Larry was the D5050 Representative to Canadian Rotary Collaboration for International Development (CRCID), the precursor to the current GVT of Canada TRF GG funding match. He was the Assistant Regional Rotary Foundation Coordinatorfor Zone 24 West 2015-17.
 
Rotary International Service Above Self Award  -  Rod Thomson
This is Rotary’s highest honor for individual Rotarians and recognizes up to 150 Rotarians annually who have demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary.
 
          
 
Rod’s resume includes:
  • District Governor in 2006-07  and currently District Trainer.
  • Youth Exchange Committee (10 years)
  • Rotary Leadership Institute; Faculty & Visioning Team from 2007-present
  • Finance Chair 2009-13; GSE Team Leader in 2002
Beyond the Club/District, Rod served for many years (and still serves) on the Operations Committee to organize and run multi-District Pacific Northwest PETS. He coordinated plenary sessions at Zone Conference (2019). He has trained many Rotarians as RI Training Leader at International Assembly, Zone Public Image Resource Group, and RI Public Image Coordinator. Twice he was the RI President's Rep. He was instrumental in launching and running the Rotary Canada Regional Magazine since 2007. Rod was very involved for years in the CRCID (Board) and again instrumental in the Afghanistan School CRID Centennial Project.
Rod has served in so many ways, and is very generous with his time and talent. He was a volunteer driver for many school sports and band events, chaperone and an equipment truck driver. He was involved with all fund raising campaigns for his children's schools.
Rod served his country for over 20 years as a volunteer in the Reserves of the Canadian Armed Forces, rising to the rank of Captain.
Rod received the Avenues of Service Citation in 2002-03.
Rod and his wife Cathy have been host parents to over a dozen Youth Exchange students, hosts to numerous GSE Team members and leaders, and are major Donors.
 
Rotary Foundation Distinguished Service Award – Dave Robinson
This award is an internationally competitive award granted annually to a maximum of 50 Rotarians who have exhibited exceptional active service to The Rotary Foundation.  This year only 42 awards were granted. The Trustees of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International give this award to those Rotarians who have rendered exceptional service to the Foundation beyond the District level or for an extended period of time.
 
          
 
Dave Robinson was District Governor in 1999 -2000
He was our District Representative as a Director on the Board for CRCID from 2001-06 and he served as Vice-President of this National Board from 2002-06, and President 2006-08. Dave chaired the National Canadian Rotary Centennial Project Committee 2009-13.
 
This Committee in collaboration with CIDA (the Canadian International Development Agency), CRCID and TRF Canada constructed a school in Afghanistan. This was a gift to Afghanistan from the Rotary Clubs in Canada on the Centennial Anniversary of Rotary in Canada. In both these capacities Dave provided exceptional leadership at countless training events across the country.
 
 
In his capacity with CRCID as well as being a Permanent Fund National Advisor Dave has presented at numerous District and Zone events across the country. Even after his official tenure with CRCID ended Dave was often called upon to present on this collaboration until it was dissolved in 2016 and replaced with the new Government of Canada TRF Matching Grant program. He has presented and lead discussion groups at least six Zone Institutes and one Presidential Membership Conference as well as being a GETS Trainer (TRF focus) at two Zone Institutes.
District 5050 Clubs
Burlington       Stephanie Hooper 
 
The Rotary Club of Burlington President’s Community project for Rotary year 2019-2020 focused on the area of Basic Education and Literacy.
 
The Rotary Club of Burlington was the major sponsor with a donation of USD $5,000 along with hands on activities for Skagit Kids Read Week 8-14 March 2020 through a community partnership with the Children’s Museum of Skagit County. Additional partners were United Way of Skagit County, the City of Burlington, and the six public libraries in Skagit County. The financial support from the Burlington Club made it possible to bring back a popular Children’s Museum event that had not taken place for well over five years due to lack of funding.
 
The chosen author/illustrator/singer/songwriter was internationally known Barney Saltzberg. Barney’s books have been translated into multiple languages. The highlighted books were One of These is Not Like the Others, his latest publication which was released 3 March just prior to Skagit Kids Read Week, along with two of his best known previously released books, Beautiful Oops and Crazy Hair Day.
 
 
Club members (Michelle and Don Power pictured above) launched the week with reading One of These is Not Like the Others to kindergarten classes, preschool groups, Head Start classes, and Skagit Resource & Preschool Center. Each class received a copy of the book which included a Rotary bookplate . One of the events was to feature Crazy Hair Day on 14 March but due to COVID crisis unfolding did not take place. Copies of both books were distributed at schools, libraries, preschool/childcare centers, to the Commissioners, the Mayor, and the Children’s Museum. Though we were not able to host the Crazy Hair Day event in person, almost a 1,000 people tuned in to watch the virtual event on 29 May with Barney Saltzberg live from his studio in Los Angeles. The event is still being watched on the Children’s Museum Facebook page and their YouTube channel. In addition our Club was the sponsor of the Children’s Museum Community Free Day on March 10th.
 
Leading up to the week the Skagit County Commissioners and the City of Burlington both honored Skagit Kids Read Week 2020 with proclamations. During our visits with the Commissioners and City we were able to talk about the importance of literacy and the impact of the events and book distributions.
 
This event had a positive impact on the youth, Club members, and our community and has now been adopted as an annual event for the Club. It truly was a win-win for all.

Blood Drive         
 
You'll recall in last month's edition, we mentioned that Area J had a blood drive. The Clubs in Area A have had a competition for years. Who's up for some friendly competition?
 
 
Canadian Blood Services – Partner for Life Program
 
Clubs register and get an organization number. Members, family and friends of the Club can add that number on the following link to their personal blood donor record. All past and future donations are then automatically allocated to the Club’s donation records.
 
In Area A we have had an annual inter-Club competition for years and each Rotary year the Club with the most donations gets the trophy that gets updated annually with a plaque.
 
We are currently investigating if this tracking can also be done for a similar program/competition with our US Clubs.
 
 
It’s in YOU to give!!!

Mission Midday         Ellen Nguyen
 
It has been a time of change for our Club, but COVID19 has not hindered our passion for serving our community. Throughout the pandemic, our club members have continued to volunteer weekly: organizing, creating and distributing hampers at St. Joseph’s Food Bank; weeding and gardening at Emma’s Acres; and serving meals to our homeless population at Copper Hall.
 
Our fundraisers have also had to pivot in response to Government restrictions. Our joint fundraisers with the Mission Sunrise Club, were successful even with the changes in date and format. Our Polio Fitness Challenge was converted to a Car Rally and our Shred-It Fundraiser became a drive through. We can’t wait until we can have our weekly meetings in person but until then, we are having a lot of fun doing what we can for Mission.
 

Fidalgo Island         Brianna Hackler
 
Since the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order was started in Washington in March 2020, Fidalgo Island Rotary stopped meeting in person. Instead, the Club took to Zoom for its weekly Tuesday morning meetings. While Club members have enjoyed online programs and the opportunity to see each other’s faces during the virtual meeting, going online can’t replace all of the things members love most about Rotary, including hands-on service projects in the community.
 
Two FIR members, Pam Estvold and Phil Case, came to the rescue! When the lockdown started, Estvold began completing small service projects on her own throughout the community, such as weeding green spaces in the local grocery store parking lot when the staff became too busy to complete regular maintenance. In May, Estvold invited the rest of the Club to join her in these acts of service. Interested members emailed Estvold and were assigned a group. These groups, made up of two to five members, complete small service projects around town throughout the week. Group members wear masks, stay more than six feet (two meters) apart and complete the service projects outside to comply with health guidelines. To help find projects, Case contacted local nonprofits and the City of Anacortes to find places that were in need of assistance.
 
 
Projects have included weeding flower beds at Causland Park (above and Kathy Dubuque bottom), helping a member with lawn upkeep, trimming hedges at The Depot (the community space where the weekly Farmers Market takes place), weeding FIR’s pocket park (Phil Case below) and completing extensive yard work at the Anacortes Family Center (the local homeless center).
 
 
“We live in a great community with some GREAT people,” said the Anacortes Parks and Recreation Department on its Facebook page, posting photos of the work. “The City of Anacortes Parks and Recreation Department would like to THANK the Fidalgo Island Rotary Club (aka the FUN Club) for volunteering.”
 

 
Rotary Foundation District 5050 Year End Report
District 5050 2019 – 2020
Foundation Contribution Report
Malcolm Kennedy, District Rotary Foundation Chair
 
Honour Roll Clubs over $100 USD Per Capita
 
2019-2020 Annual Fund Giving
Thomas McMillan, Annual Fund Chair
Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Sumas
 
ClubPer Capita
1Langley$647.82
2White Rock$406.22
3Arlington$295.82
4Whidbey-Westside$291.09
5Abbotsford-Sumas$284.75
6Langley Central$279.24
7Coquitlam Sunrise$275.08
8Pacific Northwest Passport$274.85
9La Conner$270.00
10North Delta$265.35
11Semiahmoo (White Rock)$261.20
12Abbotsford$250.98
13Burlington$250.90
14San Juan Island$234.67
15Chilliwack$232.85
16Coquitlam$204.59
17Cloverdale$187.04
18Lake Stevens$174.54
19White Rock-Peace Arch$174.34
20Stanwood/Camano Island$167.86
21Port Moody$160.84
22Fidalgo Island$154.87
23Everett$154.32
24Bellingham Sunrise$139.53
25Mount Baker$137.50
26Marysville$118.98
27Mission$110.81
28Bellingham$109.88
 
2019-2020 PolioPlus Giving
James Purcell, PolioPlus Chair
Rotary Club of Semiahmoo (White Rock)
 ClubPer Capita
1San Jun Island$484.64
2Mission$297.21
3Langley$235.03
4White Rock-Peace Arch$198.90
5Arlington$192.90
6Pacific Northwest Passport$176.26
7Coquitlam$170.57
8Surrey$136.36
9Abbotsford-Sumas$124.17
10Bellingham$121.80
11Chilliwack$114.08
12South Everett/Mukilteo$102.67
 
For the 2019-2020 Rotary Year (1 July - 30 June), District 5050 Members and Clubs contributed in US dollars
$356,418 to the Annual Fund
$182,869 to the Polio Plus Campaign
  ($4,713) to other funds; this includes term/directed gifts and funds for approved grants
$19,503 to the Endowment program
 
$554,155 TOTAL
 
The Rotary Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotary members and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.
 
Your support is essential to make possible projects, funded with Foundation grants,that bring sustainable improvement to communities in need.
Looking for a Dynamic Program?
What:  15-20 minute presentation about D5050 Rotary Youth Exchange - Done by one of our Returned (Rotex) Exchange Students
Why:    Learn about this powerful peace program and the impact it has on Rotarians and Communities and our Youth. 
How:    Via Video, or in-person (when it becomes appropriate).  Contact Andrea Stiller to schedule.
Our Goal:  To present to EVERY Club in our District!  Covid 19 has significantly impacted our program this coming year- but we have lots of time to get ready for an amazing 2020-2021- and we want all the clubs to know about it.
 
Need a last minute- fill in Presentation when someone cancels?  Contact Rotary Youth Exchange! Our group of students is eager to share their message and experience with your club!
 
Contact:
Andrea Stiller
604-858-7773
 
Alternate Contact:
Felicity Dye
360-815-3199
Rotary Announces Toastmaster Alliance
Rotary International Alliance with Toastmasters International
 
As you may be aware, an alliance announced between Rotary International and Toastmasters International. There is a series of courses on the RI Learning Centre that were curated by Toastmasters for use by Rotarians with a Toastmasters Mentor. You will need to log into your MyRotary account. Don't have an account? It's easy to set one up.
We are looking for Rotarians who are or have been members of Toastmasters
 
As our District moves forward to determine how best to utilize this relationship, we are reaching out to find who in our Rotary District are or have been a member of Toastmasters. Please email Pat Bond (Governor’s Aide) and the planning group will be in touch with you. Thank you!

 
New Rules from TRF for Global Grants
The Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair K.R. Ravindran has announced a change to the funding process for Global Grants effective this current Rotary year.
 
“Effective immediately, there is no minimum World Fund match for global grants.
 
Global grants are now defined as having a minimum budget of USD $30,000 and a maximum World Fund award of $400,000. This means that applicants can use a combination of District Designated Funds (DDF), cash, and/or directed gifts and endowment earnings to fund a global grant. The Foundation will provide a 100% World Fund match for all DDF contributions.”
 
For District 5050 this means our minimum project budget total will be $30,000 rather than $35,000 of previous years. The World Fund will now ONLY match DDF funds from the District. Our District will continue to match Club funds at 100%. The World Fund will no longer fund a 50% match of Club funds. While this is a blow to your budget figures, the lower minimum project total should help.
 
Example of Global Grant Match
 
Prior Years Match
Effective
July 1, 2020
Club(s) Funds + admin fee
$10,000
$10,000
District Designated Funds (DDF) D5050
Match $1 for $1 of Club Funds
$10,000
$10,000
World Fund match DDF
$10,000
$10,000
World Fund match 50% of Club Funds
$5,000
$0
Minimum Project Budget
$35,000
$30,000
 
This change was precipitated by a shortfall of TRF Annual Program Funds. In the last fiscal year the World Fund was depleted by mid-May 2020. This has nothing to do with the COVID-19 virus and everything to do with declining donations over the last couple of years. The shortfall is estimated to be $12 million.
 
“The global grant program of our Foundation has been an enormous success. In 2013-14, when global grants were introduced, the Foundation awarded 868 global grants worth $47.3 million. By 2018-19, the number of global grants awarded had risen to 1,403, worth $86.6 million. You will note that while demand for our grants had shot up by 80 percent, corresponding Annual Fund contributions never kept pace, showing only a 7% increase during this same time period.”

Please encourage your members and clubs to contribute to TRF during this year. We know all clubs are stretched but if we want to continue the valuable and necessary work we do around the world we need contribution help.
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or telephone 360 299 9390

 
Lead District 5050 in 2023-2024 - Are You that Person?
 
Being District Governor is one of the most important roles in the District. It is rewarding, challenging, exciting, and highly responsible. It is the epitome of Service Above Self. The District Governor provides leadership, inspiration, and guidance to Rotary clubs under the general supervision of the Board of Directors.  
 
In each district, the Governor serves as the official representative of Rotary International and is charged with upholding the Constitution and Bylaws of Rotary International, fostering success in their District at the Club level.
 
The District Governor is nominated by the Clubs in the District, and all qualified candidates are interviewed by the District Nominating Committee, comprised of five Past District Governors. Each District Governor serves a one-year term, but that individual often fills many roles in the lead-up to, and following their year as District Governor.
 
Who will be the District Governor in 2023-2024?
It could be YOU!
OR
Someone You Know
who should be the District Governor in 2023-2024!
 
 
Once completed, the application is to be sent to Chair of the Nominating Committee, Lindagene Coyle. Call Lindagene if you require any additional information at 604-220-6856.

 
Upcoming Club Events
La Conner - Through the Looking Glass, August 2020 Online Auction starts 13 August; Live Auction is 20 August!
 
Lake Stevens - Corks & Kegs, September 2020
 
Governor's Visit Schedule
As of 1 August 2020; schedule is subject to change
Aug 20Hope (D)
Aug 25Mount Vernon (L)
Aug 26Abbotsford Sumas (B)
 Langley Central (L)
 Cloverdale (D)
Aug 27Semiahmoo (B)
Sep 1Surrey Rotaract
Sep 2San Juan Island (B)
 Haney (D)
Sep 3North Delta (L)
 Surrey Newton (D)
Sep 8Bellingham Bay (L)
Sep 9Everett-Port Gardner (B)
 Marysville (L)
Sep 10Bellingham Sunrise (B)
 Langley (E)
Sep 16North Whidbey Island (B)
Sep 17Abbotsford Matsqui (D)
Sep 18Aldergrove (B)
Sep 21White Rock Peace Arch (L)
 Surrey Rotaract (E)
Sep 22White Rock (L)
 White Rock Peninsula (D)
Sep 28Whidbey Westside (D)
Sep 29South Whidbey (B)
 Stanwood-Camano (L)
Sep 30Monroe (L)
Oct 1Sedro Woolley (L)
Oct 5Chilliwack After Hours (D)
Oct 6Mission Midday (L)
Oct 7Mission Morning (B)
 Semiahmoo Rotaract (E)
Oct 8Chilliwack Mt. Cheam (B)
 Whatcom County North (Ferndale) (L)
Oct 13Meadow Ridge (L)
Oct 14South Surrey (B)
Oct 15Marysville Sunrise (B)
 Arlington (L)
Oct 16Lake Stevens (B)
 South Everett-Mukilteo (L)
Oct 19Bellingham (L)
 La Conner (D)
Oct 20Fidalgo Island (B)
 Everett (L)
Oct 21Skagit (B)
 Anacortes (L)
Oct 22Burlington Midday (L)
 Pacific Northwest Passport (E)
Oct 23Burlington (B)
 Oak Harbor (L)
Oct 26Bellingham Sunrise (B)
Oct 27Mount Baker (L)
 Bellingham Rotaract (E)
Oct 28Port Moody (B)
 Coquitlam (L)
Oct 29Surrey (D)
Nov 2Chilliwack Fraser Rotaract (E)
Nov 3Coquitlam Sunrise (B)
 Abbotsford (L)
Nov 4Chilliwack Fraser (L)
Nov 5Port Coquitlam Centennial (D)
Nov 18Langley Sunrise (B)
Nov 20Chilliwack (L)
 
Take a Rotary Road Trip
You've read about my virtual visits to Clubs throughout our District and even a few to Clubs across the Country. Now, here's a chance to visits Clubs around the world. Click this link to see where and when Clubs are meeting. As of this writing, there are more than 280 Clubs listed. If you do visit, we'd love to hear about it. Send us a short article and screen shot to editor.paj@gmail.com.
From the Desk of the Editor
This is the August 2020 issue of the Peace Arch Journal. This issue is very full with reports about the Installation of Governor Carol and PDG Brad's recognition of those that helped helped this past Rotary Year. Speaking of Rotary Years, make sure to read the District Foundation Report! Congratulations to all who contributed to TRF and helped make the world a better place. Foundation Month is coming up so we want to hear how you and your Club is making a difference.
 
Speaking of The Rotary Foundation, as you know, GolFun has been cancelled this year. The District Foundation Committee is extending the deadline for Members and Clubs to earn matching points to 31 August. If Members contribute at least USD $250 or Clubs at least USD $2,500--in honour of GolFun's 25th Anniversary--they will go down in history and receive special recognition at the District Foundation Dinner in November. The $2,500 can be any combination of Member and Club contributions. I have it on good authority that three Clubs have already reached this goal: Burlington, Coquitlam and Coquitlam Sunrise. Who's going to join them? If you have questions about this, please email DGE Bev Harrington.
 
Governor Carol will begin her Club visits this month. It's always an exciting time when the Governor comes by to let us know what's happening in the District and world of Rotary. Governor visits are also a wonderful opportunity for you to invite prospective members to your Club. I'm working on a couple of people in my community who would be great additions to our Club. Look for the schedule in this issue. And, for the near term, these visits will be online.
 
Need to do  makeup - online? Check out the article above about online Rotary Club meetings around the world. If you participate, send us a short article about it and include a screen shot. Send your articles and photos to editor.paj@gmail.com.
 
 
In the meantime continue to live by and exemplify the Rotary Four Way Test-
 
Is it the Truth?
Is it Fair to All Concerned?
Will it Build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it Be Beneficial to all Concerned?
 
The Peace Arch Journal needs your help. If you are interested in writing occasional stories about your Club and neighboring Clubs, your communities and Club activities and events, please let me know.
 
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment,
until it becomes a memory.
 
The
Peace Arch Journal
Carol Tichelman
District Governor
 
This monthly publication is a service to District Club Officers and members. It is intended as a source of news and opinion from throughout the district.
 
The mission of the Peace Arch Journal is to promote communication, understanding, fellowship and fun beyond club meetings, in a manner complementary to shared efforts at placing Service Above Self.
 
Please send articles and news with or without pictures attached to emails. Photographs are always a plus! Note that the editor appreciates conservation of space in order to meet the sender’s needs and the editor’s time.
 
The deadline is the 23rd of the month.
 
Address any and all information to the Peace Arch Journal Editor.
 
James Monroe
Rotary Club of Lake Stevens, WA
 
 
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Leadership Team of Rotary International District 5050
 
Governor
Carol Tichelman
Rotary Club of Chilliwack
Cell: 604-819-0363
 
Governor-Elect
Bev Harrington
Rotary Club of Burlington
Cell: 360-421-0601
 
Governor Nominee
Raj Rajagopal
Rotary Club of White Rock
Cell: 604-349-7818
 
Secretary
Bonnie Willits
Rotary Club of North Whidbey Island Sunrise
Home: 360-320-2285
 
Treasurer
Rheanna Sidhu
Rotary Club of White Rock
Phone: 604-996-0820
Email: rhe@metro-pm.ca
 
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The Rotary Foundation Trustees and RI Board of Directors have added a new area of focus: supporting the environment.

 

Our Clubs5 questions aboutEnvironmental

 

COVID-19 forces lockdown on public transportation in Manila. Members bring vans, accommodations for hospital and lab workers.

 

A need to connect with different age groups is woven into our genes.