White Rock Rotarians Honored by Queen

White Rock Rotarians Wayne Baldwin, Brad Forster and his wife Judy Forster have been awarded the Queen Elizabeth 11 Diamond Jubilee Medal. The medal was created to honor Canadians who have made significant contributions to their communities and nation or who have made achievements abroad that bring credit to Canada. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee marks the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s ascension to the throne.  Wayne Baldwin is past president of the Rotary Club of White Rock and is currently the mayor of the City of White Rock; Judy Forster is a past mayor.

Mayor Baldwin was nominated for contributions made to White Rock and the region as a whole by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). Prior to becoming mayor, Baldwin served as the city manager for a number of years and the award is meant to recognize his role in ensuring the prosperity and high quality of life for the citizens and visitors of White Rock.

Brad Forster has over 40 years of community service.  He has a passion for serving and he cares deeply for the needs of people here in his community and overseas.  Brad has volunteered his time with Rotary, Elks, Langley Association for Community Living, his church, and the White Rock Health Society committee.  He also travelled on a humanitarian trip and raised funds for a school and community centre in Zambia.


PolioPlus on the Bus

Residents and transit riders in White Rock, Surrey, Langley and Delta are being called upon to ‘End Polio Now’ via a huge advertisement on the back of a TransLink bus. The ad is running for eight weeks and features White Rock Rotarian Wayne Baldwin, who is past-president of the club and currently Mayor of the City of White Rock, in the familiar ‘We Are This Close to Ending Polio’ photo. The Mayor joins the ranks of the many famous supporters around the world, including bill Gates and Jackie Chan, who have posed for the photo.

Invitation to Rotary Club of White Rock’s 31st Anniversary Big Book Sale

White Rock Rotary’s 31st Annual BIG Book Sale takes place at Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, located at 152 Street and 16 Avenue in South Surrey, from Sunday, March 3 through Sunday, March 10, 2013. Everyone from near and far is invited to come and enjoy the bargains. Thousands of books will tempt readers of all ages at prices hard to beat.

More than One Million Dollars has been raised over the years from the book sale and 95% of the proceeds assist local organizations in providing services to the old and the young as well as contributing to many worthwhile international initiatives including Polio Plus and relief for Haiti following its devastating earthquake.