Great fun was had at our Dec. 2 meeting. There was much love being felt and shared as members of the Chilliwack AFTER HOURS Rotary club wrote messages of thanks to members of the Canadian Armed Forces who will be away from their families during the holiday season. You can see from the smiles on our members faces that these cards of kindness had as much affect on our members as we hope they will have on the recipients.

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A feel good Act of Kindness! 2019-12-06 08:00:00Z 0

 

We were honored to receive a new flag stand for our club.

It was presented to our President, Patti Lawn by the Rotary Club of Chilliwack President Michael Berger, Past President Doug Wickers and President Elect Shelley McDonnell.

The plaque reads that it was presented to us by the Rotary Club of Chilliwack and includes our date of charter.

 

 

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Tis the season to share love and happiness with those in need.

The spirit of the season was upon us at our December 2nd club meeting. We invited all to join us in an evening of festivities and community service as we prepared gift bags for Ruth and Naomi's this Christmas. You can see by all the smiles that this evening of giving back brought a lot of good feelings to our hearts.

Thank you to all who made donations of items and/or cash donations. 

  

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Posted on Nov 07, 2019

 Allison Colthorp, Executive Director at Tourism Chilliwack spoke with us recently to explain that the Tourism board of directors have been hard at work creating a new brand for the City of Chilliwack.


In a collaboration with First Nations in recognition of reconciliation the spelling of Chilliwack is being changed to Chโ€™illiwack.

Allison brought a Chilliwack tee shirt and a hoodie with the new name and graphics for the club. They were auctioned off at the meeting with the proceeds going to The Rotary Foundation.

 

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Posted on Oct 02, 2019

 

We partnered with Chilliwack Players Guild for their Wild West Saloon fundraising event where we organized the dessert auction.

A big thanks must go out to all our members who helped through sourcing out donations from the community; who donated a dessert, or some even baked something themselves to contribute. A huge thank you to the community members who generously supported this event through their donations. There were 22 desserts, from cakes and cookies to cinnamon buns, in total supplied by our club and others.
 
The decor, meal, music and crowd were exceptional! A highlight of the evening for many was the Rotary Club of Chilliwack After Hours dessert auction, which drew considerable attention and support. The bidding for our desserts was brisk and generous ranging anywhere from $45 to over $235. The cake donated by Katโ€™s Cakes brought in the biggest bid.
 
There were approximately 120 people enjoying the evening of food, fun and festivities. Thank you to our club members who were able to purchase tickets and came out to enjoy the fun.
 
Special thanks needs to be given to Pres. Patti who worked long and hard on this event. She set up, emceed, baked cookies and also participated in the bidding and took home one of the many desserts being auctioned. As well special thanks to Joan who helped organize the desserts and the auctioneer.
 
 
Let's keep this great partnership alive and plan to attend a performance of Christmas Carol in November. Also remember to go to facebook and like the Chilliwack Players Guild Facebook page so you can be kept up to date on all their upcoming events!
 
There are many more pictures of the cakes and the fun being had. You can find them on the left side of the website under Photographing our community service.
 
 
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Fundraising with the Chilliwack Players Guild! CDT 2019-10-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 02, 2019

 

Our club was recently doing a Random Act of Kindness throughout the community. In keeping with National Fire Prevention week a group of our members visited a local fire hall. They gave the firefighters some Timmy's coffee and donuts with our thanks for their hard work and dedication to keeping us safe.

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Posted on Oct 02, 2019

Our club has created a recurring event which we are calling a Chopping Bee. Once again our members helped out the Bowls of Hope by cutting more carrots! 800 lbs. worth this time. If you are not familiar with Bowls of Hope we encourage you to visit their website - they do so much good for so many in our community.

https://chilliwackbowlsofhope.com/

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Posted on Oct 02, 2019

 

 

September 24th had members of our club giving back to the community by chopping carrots for the Bowls of Hope Society. We cut 875 lbs. of carrots.

We challenge all the other Rotaries in town to pitch in, help out and TRY to beat our carrot cutting record!

https://chilliwackbowlsofhope.com/

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Posted on Sep 22, 2019

 

 

September 21st saw members of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack After Hours out in force helping with the Ride4RAN (Ruth and Naomi's). We had a great day for it, the rain held off and we manned the bbq station to feed all the hungry participants when they completed their rides. Follow the link to learn more about this annual event and/or to support Ruth and Naomi's.
http://ranmission.ca/ride4ran-2019-2/

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Posted on Sep 22, 2019

 

Just one of our fundraising methods - everyone is welcome to help us with our fundraising by using this method to support our club! This is how you do it:

Recycling = Fundraising CDT 2019-09-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 11, 2019

 

 

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๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐ข๐ฅ: ๐ฉ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ฐ๐ง@๐ฌ๐ก๐š๐ฐ.๐œ๐š ๐จ๐ซ ๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐Ÿ”๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ’-๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ—-๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ–
*๐‚๐€๐’๐‡ ๐Ž๐๐‹๐˜ ๐๐‹๐„๐€๐’๐„*

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It was a busy meeting on Monday.

 

 

We inducted our newest member, Brittany Corwin!

 

 

Cindy Waters from the Chilliwack Bowls of Hope Society talked to us about how this organization had its beginnings in our community and is now feeding over 850 local children in our schools. Sad to think there are so many who need an extra helping hand - if you would like to learn more or donate your time and/or financially please follow this link:
http://chilliwackbowlsofhope.com/

 

 

Paul gave us an update on our upcoming participation with Ride 4 RAN. We will be providing the serving crew for the bbq. Find our more about this event here:
http://ranmission.ca/ride4ran-2019-2/
 

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Busy September 9th meeting! CDT 2019-09-09 07:00:00Z 0
It was a beautiful night on the patio at Major League Two for all who attended from the Chilliwack Rotary AFTER HOURS. Great food,  sun, fun and fellowship. Hope to see you next time.
 
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President Linda Rook receives the new Chilliwack Rotary AFTER HOURS banner at the January 21st meeting. It was a real team effort to complete this project.
 
It's always great when a plan comes together seamlessly and it only happens with the cooperation of everyone involved. This project was an example of that.
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Bruce Renwick, Manager of the Chilliwack Curling Club stopped by our meeting on January 21st.
 
Claude Latulippe organizing committee representative for the 2019 Canadian Seniors Curling Championship also stopped by to discuss the upcoming event hosted by the Chilliwack Curling Club.
 
Our New home at the Chilliwack Curling Club 2019-01-22 08:00:00Z 0
Our club is now internationally recognized! 2019-01-14 08:00:00Z 0
Our New Home  Linda Cassell Alexander 2019-01-08 08:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
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