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Africa Declared Wild-Polio Virus Free
 
The World Health Organization (WHO) on 25 August announced that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region. This is a historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority. Click this link to read more about this momentous achievement as well as the efforts toward world-wide eradication.

 
Governor's Message
 
Basic Education & Literacy Month
 
 
Worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our members support educational projects that provide technology, teacher training, vocational training teams, student meal programs, and low-cost textbooks to communities.  Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
 
Basic education and literacy is one of The Rotary Foundation’s six areas of focus. We know that basic education and literacy are essential for reducing poverty, improving health, encouraging community and economic development, and promoting peace.
 
Consider these facts:
  • If all women completed primary education, there would be 66% fewer maternal deaths.
  • A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age of five.
  • If all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty, which would be equivalent to a 12% cut in world poverty.
Many Clubs in District 5050 are doing amazing work both locally and internationally in this area of focus. From inner city school breakfast and backpack food programs, to building schools in Honduras, to building libraries in Peru, to the ARES projects in Kenya, to little neighborhood libraries, to prison and school literacy projects in Belize and the great support for Days for Girls that allow young women to attend school to name just a few. The Rotarians in our District truly are Opening Opportunities around the world in the area of basic education and literacy.
 
Stay well!
 
     

 
Rotary President Nominee Jennifer Jones

Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s President for 2022-2023, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.

Jones will officially become president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge her.

Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact.

“As we reflect upon our new strategic priorities, we could have never envisioned that our ability to adapt would become our North Star during what is inarguably the most profound time in recent history,” Jones said in her vision statement. “Silver linings rise out of the most challenging circumstances. Using metric-driven goals, I will harness this historic landscape to innovate, educate, and communicate opportunities that reflect today’s reality.”

As the first woman to be nominated to be President, Jones understands how important it is to follow through on Rotary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement. “I believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion … begins at the top and for us to realize growth in female membership and members under the age of forty — these demographics need to see their own reflection in leadership,” Jones said. “I will champion double-digit growth in both categories while never losing sight of our entire family.”

Jones is founder and president of Media Street Productions Inc., an award-winning media company in Windsor. She was chair of the board of governors of the University of Windsor and chair of the Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce. She has been recognized for her service with the YMCA Peace Medallion, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, and Wayne State University’s Peacemaker of the Year Award, a first for a Canadian. Jones holds a Doctor of Laws (LL.D.).

A current Rotary Foundation trustee, Jones has been a Rotary member since 1997 and has served Rotary as RI vice president, director, training leader, committee chair, moderator, and district governor. She played a lead role in Rotary’s rebranding effort by serving as chair of the Strengthening Rotary’s Advisory Group. She is the co-chair of the End Polio Now Countdown to History Campaign Committee, which aims to raise $150 million for polio eradication efforts.

Jones recently led the successful #RotaryResponds telethon, which raised critical funds for COVID-19 relief and was viewed by more than 65,000. Jones has also received Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service. She and her husband, Nick Krayacich, are members of The Rotary Foundation’s Arch Klumph Society, Paul Harris Society, and the Bequest Society.


 
GolFUN TRF Donations Deadline Extended!
 
DONATIONS TO ROTARY FOUNDATION - MATCHING POINTS OFFER
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 30 SEPTEMBER 2020
 
Paul Harris matching points will be awarded to individual members for every donation of $250 or more to the Annual Fund or PolioPlus. Donations made between 1 July and 30 September are eligible.
 
There will also be an incredibly special, much coveted, soon to be a collectible
25th Anniversary GolFUN certificate.
 
Time is running out to get in the game!  To commemorate the 25th anniversary golf tournament that wasn't, every Club is asked to donate $2,500, whether directly from the Club's treasury or via individual donors or a combination of both by the end of September. 
 
Seven Clubs (as of late August) have already exceeded this goal. Thus, qualifying for an incredibly special, much coveted, soon to be a collectible 25th Anniversary GolFUN certificate as well as recognition in the Peace Arch Journal and during the Foundation event in November. The seven clubs are: Abbotsford-Sumas, Burlington, Coquitlam, Coquitlam Sunrise, Langley, Langley Central and Stanwood-Camano.
 
Send us an email to let us know how much your Club and Members will/have be supporting The Rotary Foundation?  Donations should be made directly to TRF either by mail or online. To obtain the matching points for individual donations over $250, your email needs to include a list of the names, amounts, and RI member numbers. 
 
SPECIAL NOTE TO CANADIAN CLUBS: The Canadian Government, as part of their COVID-19 relief program, sent most Canadian seniors a $300 tax-free support cheque. For couples that is $600. Others also received an additional $500 in support. A minimum donation of $250 will get you an additional 250 matching points. A donation of $500 USD will get you a Paul Harris – just sayin, eh!
 
You may not know who will receive the benefit of your generosity, but they will know it was a Rotarian! 
 
Do not delay make sure you and your club are recognized. Deadline 30 September 2020
 
 
Bev Harrington                                                                      Malcolm Kennedy
District Governor-Elect, GolFUN Chair 2020                      District Rotary Foundation Chair
 
A Life of Service: Lessons From a Lifelong Member
During one evening of our Rotaract District 5050 international service project, Jeff Hager, a Rotarian of the Everett Port Gardner club, and myself were sitting in the school courtyard. The topic of lifelong service came up, which is not uncommon for two passionate Rotarians. I had voiced  my love for Rotary and knew after just a few months of being a member I would never want to leave it. I recognized it held the wonderful things I was looking for in an organization. It had in just a short while created opportunities for me that I couldn’t have dreamed of before. I had quickly fallen in love and I was happy to have a Rotarian like Jeff to share this feeling with. He too had fallen in love from a young age. His father had been a member and his son is the current President of my Rotaract Club. Not only was his love a singular one it was a familial one as well. I listened with glee as he explained how he has never missed a meeting and works hard on all their Club efforts. I’d worked with him during fundraisers for their Club, I personally saw the action behind his words and could believe his passion.
 
 
Lunch the day prior, after a hard morning of serving the Guatemalan village, he had us hold a Rotary meeting so he wouldn’t lose his streak. The time zone differences were just enough that it was the same time as his regular Port Gardner Club Meeting. We talked about it during our evening chat and laughed at the “bell” he used, which was really just a stew pot from the cooking supplies.
 
I marveled at his ability to never miss a meeting and how he would go to meetings while on vacation to see other Clubs. But ever the humble person he is he began to remind me of what lifelong service truly looks like.
 
You won’t be at every Rotary meeting when you have a new born. You won’t be as active when you have a young family. You won’t be there when you have to take care of your aging parents. You will be gone when you are doing the other important services of your life.
 
I was not thrilled to be reminded of this. He then reminded me that being a Rotarian won’t end but the motions of Rotary will be less present at times. You won’t go to the convention when it overlaps with your child’s graduation, and it will still be there for you the next year.
 
I had to hold these words of wisdom close recently. I got accepted to Western Washington University to finish my Bachelors degree. I knew this would be one of those examples where I won’t be able to be the most active in Rotary and Rotaract. I worried at first. Who would take my place in my current roles? It’s already past the point for selecting them?
 
But, as Jeff gently taught me in the warm Guatemalan evening, Rotary will be there for me when I come back. My beloved Rotarians will take care of it and welcome me when I’m ready to return more actively.

 
Governor's Visit Schedule
As of 1 September 2020; schedule is subject to change
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)
 Fraser Valley Rotaract (E)
Oct 5Chilliwack After Hours (D)
Oct 6Mission Midday (L)
 Tri-Cities Rotaract (E)
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)
 Snohomish County Rotaract (E)
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 12Hope (D)
Nov 18Langley Sunrise (B)
Nov 20Chilliwack (L)

 
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.

About District Governors: Did You Know?
  1. Most PDGs applied more than once before being the successful candidate.
  2. Expenses required to carry out the duties of the DG and DGE are reimbursed by funding provided by Rotary International and District 5050.
  3. Expenses of DG/DGE and spouse to attend the RI Convention are covered by the District.
  4. It is not a requirement to be an Assistant Governor before being a District Governor.
  5. You do need to have been a successful Club President.
  6. If you plan to submit an application and need more time, it may be possible to get an extension on the application deadline by contacting Lindagene Coyle
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE   -   15 September 2020

Highlights of Being a District Governor     Denis Boyd 
 
How do you sum up in a few words the year long experience of being a District Governor? As Maureen and I look back, a mosaic of moments come to mind. What linked them all together were the gracious welcomes we received at all the Clubs. We had a strong sense that “relationship” is the key to Rotary success. We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all the nooks and crannies of the District and to meet and chat with engaged and committed Rotarians. These encounters certainly echoed the theme of the year: “Engage Rotary, Change Lives.”

So what were some of those memorable moments? To name only a few: an orchard to table dinner on Whidbey Island, a Meet and Greet in a marina, a iconic Canadian welcome of toques, plaid shirts and maple syrup with our Stanwood-Camano friends, a Cheese heads greeting from Marysville Morning Club and a president in full hockey garb joining me in a “face-off” at the Bellingham Club. What topped it all off was a roast by the Past Presidents of South Everett-Mukilteo who had me, as a psychologist, lying on a couch and being subjected to various kinds of “therapy.” (It was somewhat difficult giving my presentation after that!) The visits to our Canadian Clubs were also a reinforcement of Rotary fellowship and involvement. My own Club members were extremely supportive, which made the role so much easier for me.

I am still overwhelmed by the creativity and scope of the Club projects that I had a chance to learn about firsthand. I was blown away by the presentation of some of these projects at our Whistler Conference. What a great District we have!

 
District 5050 Clubs
 
Port Moody       Glen Brown
We Need a Hand!
 
You’re familiar with the expression that Many hands make light work. We are actually not looking for you to do any actual work, but are hoping that
many Clubs can contribute in a small way to make bigger things happen in Kenya.
 
Rotary has been active in the Kyaithani School Cluster, a rural area two hours east of Nairobi, for the past decade. This region has experienced drought and chronic food shortages for at least the last 25 years. People are subsistence farmers with incomes less than USD $1/day. Families have insufficient income to send all their children to school and often students arrive at school unfed. Schools are poorly funded, and infrastructure is minimal.  
 
Over the past decade the Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast – Sechelt (British Columbia) has supported the area’s six primary schools and two secondary schools with water, educational technology, solar lighting and teacher training. With the need to support systems for water, health, hygiene and access to education remain even more acute during this COVID-19 period.
 
The Rotary Club of Port Moody is working with the Sechelt Club and the Rotary Club of Machakos (Kenya) in responding to these needs. Our project involves powering the existing water well with solar power, improving water distribution, installing composting toilets and hand washing stations, and improving food security through a small agricultural production program.
 
 
Rotary projects are made more successful with strong local connections and partnerships. In this area the Sechelt Club has established a strong relationship with community and educational leaders, The Rotary Club of Machakos, and with a local educational NGO, Kenya Connect. This organization is successful in working with local schools and community members in determining needs, and crafting solutions based on local needs and conditions.
 
All of the primary schools have pit latrines, nearly all in a state of poor repair. At two of the schools there are no toilets still operable for boys. The latrines present sanitation issues, and risk collapsing during periods of high rainfall.
 
The area has not escaped the reach of the global pandemic. Clean water and effective hygiene practices are key to safely reopening schools and keeping students healthy and able to come to school over the longer term. Our project to improve water access, toileting, and hand sanitation could not come at a more critical time.
 
The budget for this project is USD $90,000. We know that all Clubs face difficulty in raising funds in traditional ways. With this in mind our fundraising approach to try to broadly engage all clubs in 5040 and 5050 hoping that modest contributions from a group of Clubs will help us raise $30,000 at the Club level. With the help of the district and “magic” of the Rotary Foundation we can achieve our goal.
 

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
 
Our members continue to keep busy in our community: spreading holiday cheer at our local Seniors’ Home; organizing and distributing hampers at St. Joseph’s Food Bank; and serving meals to our homeless population at Copper Hall.  To take advantage of the last few weeks of sunshine, we have been meeting outside at Heritage Park with the option to join in via zoom.
 
We aren’t sure what lies ahead this fall in terms of COVID-19 but are planning a couple of physically - distanced fundraisers in support of our backpack program and other various community initiatives. Keep an eye out for our Poker Run Fundraiser on 27 September and Zoom Music Bingo on 30 October!
 

Whidbey Westside
 
Whidbey Westside put the “fun” in their fundraising during this time of COVID-19, by bringing a joyous flock of plastic flamingos to the lawns of members and businesses on Whidbey Island this summer.
 
For a nominal fee, Rotarians and friends of Rotary sent a flock of flamingos to a home or business. The birds roosted for one to two days and then continued on their migratory path to the next destination. Folks could even purchase “flocking insurance” to ensure that the flock passed over and didn’t land in their yard.
 
 
The Flocking Team, led by Fundraising Director Traci Bergsma (l), and PI Director and President Elect Gwen Jones (r), were inspired by the July 2018 Rotarian magazine interview with Rotary International Past President Barry Rassin. The cover photo featured Barry Rassin and his wife, Esther surrounded by a flock of flamingos at Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Centre in Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas. Barry issued the #FlamingoChallenge via Twitter encouraging Rotarians to “challenge ourselves to a change.”
 
 
The Whidbey Wetside Rotarians have fulfilled RIPP Barry’s #flamingochallenge by changing how they think about and how they conduct fundraising activities. With their big annual fundraisers such as, the Black Tie & Blue Jeans Auction and Multi-club Garage Sale, cancelled because of COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, the team had to think differently, get creative, and come up with new and safe ideas. This new #flamingoflockingchallenge helps to promote Rotary in a positive way in the community, raises money for local projects, and is bringing some much-needed joy to everyone who sees them.
 
The flocking team are literally “People of Action” as they moved the flamingo flock from location to location. There has been such an overwhelmingly positive response to the happy flamingos that they’ve had to add a second flock to keep up with the demand. They hope the good-humored flamingo fun was be a memorable and safe fundraiser. The donation per “flocking” is small, but the smiles are big as this flock of fun-loving birds, including the rare blue Rotary flamingo, traveled around Whidbey Island and District 5050 this summer.

 
Upcoming Club Events
     Silent Auction leading up to the Live Auction on 26 September!
          Visit the link above today to register and visit the Auctions

 
YES Program on Hiatus
 
The uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic has forced a pause in Rotary District 5050’s Youth Engaged in Service (YES) program.
 
For more than twelve years the program has provided high school juniors with leadership and community service through an annual 9-month program that culminates in a community service project in a developing country. This year’s team was scheduled to visit the Copan Ruinas area of Honduras in June.
 
YES Committee members decided that the health dangers associated with travel in the era of COVID-19 were insurmountable and made the difficult to decision cancel the program, at least for the 2020-21 school year. The program will resume when the pandemic concerns are passed and it is safe to travel.
 
This year’s team had completed the program requirements and were preparing for the trip to Honduras when the decision was made.
If you have questions regarding the YES program please email Suzanne Radenkovic.
 
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!

 
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.
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
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

 
From the Desk of the Editor
Welcome to the September 2020 edition of the Peace Arch Journal. Governor Carol's Club visits really ramp up this month. Lucky for her, she doesn't have to "travel" very far each time, at least for now. No one is more excited about resuming in-person Club Meetings than I am. Please send me a short write up about her visits. Include a clear screen shot or two. Many computers now have built-in software programs for you to take the "picture" so you don't have to use your portable handheld device or SLR camera.
 
The District Foundation Committee has extended the deadline for Members and Clubs to earn matching points to 30 September! 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. Read the article above to find out which Clubs have already reached this goal. Is your Club going to join them? If you have questions about this, please email DGE Bev Harrington.
 
The District is asking that Clubs make greater use of the Rotary International People of Action ad campaign to help people understand more about Rotary. You can find resources to customize the campaign for your Club at the RI Brand Center.
 
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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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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