Members of Rotary provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Semiahmoo Rotary was chartered in 1989 and currently has 60+ members, both men and women over 30 years of age, from many different professional backgrounds.
Members of Rotary provide humanitarian service and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Semiahmoo Rotary was chartered in 1989 and currently has 60+ members, both men and women over 30 years of age, from many different professional backgrounds. Our members are interested in giving back to both our local community and the global community. Each member contributes according to their abilities. We donate money to various causes and we have hands-on work projects, so everyone can be involved.
Five Avenues of Service:
Semiahmoo Rotary has three Major Annual Events:
Wine and Dine in April raises more than $23,000 annually. Participating restaurants in White Rock donate all the food for this successful event. Have fun with your friends and enjoy great food from our local eateries.
Our Annual Golf Tournament is held in early June, raising over $1.2 million in total since 1989 with 50% donated to the Peace Arch Hospital and the remainder used for various projects locally.
The SASSY (Service Above Self Surrey Youth) Awards are held in the spring and honour youth aged 15 to 21 from Surrey and White Rock who are making a difference in our community by demonstrating the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self.
Rotary is Helping to End Polio in the WORLD
With the help of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the WHO and various worldwide governments including our own, Rotary is close to eradicating polio. Watch the video below:
Why not join us for breakfast any Thursday at the South Surrey Rotary Fieldhouse at 7 am? See what we are up to. Contact our membership chair for more information at: email@example.com
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Over 150 wheelchairs were recently distributed by several Rotarians from our club as well as Interact members in conjunction with the Canadian Wheelchair Foundation.
Below: Arriving in Mexico
Below: Sandy Wightman with young wheelchair recipient.
Below: Allan Baedak helps deliver wheelchairs. He was also on hand to video the distribution.
Below: Steve Frishling, Semiahmoo Rotary President-Elect makes memories for young recipient.
Surrey Now December 4, 2012
Just recently, four youth including myself were given the wonderful opportunity of accompanying the Semiahmoo Rotary Club to Hermosillo, Mexico for the delivery of 115 wheelchairs to children with disabilities. As cliché as it sounds, the four-day venture truly opened my eyes to the harsh reality that does exist outside the borders of home here in Surrey, having witnessed it first-hand. I've come to recognize our guilty tendency as kids to have blind spots in our view of life while being blessed to grow up in a developed country like Canada. We are stuck behind these impediments until we encounter something that can free us.
This $150,000 commitment spans several years so we can leave a legacy for Rotary and have a significantly improved birthing experience for the Doctors, Moms and Dads of the 800 babies that are delivered in the hospital annually.
The existing ward which is being replaced was built in the 1960s. Shown here is the manager of maternity services in the new birthing room.
The Semiahmoo Rotary Club has partnered with the City of Surrey to create the Recreational Picnic Shelter adjacent to the Rotary Field House in South Surrey Athletic Park. The Picnic Shelter was built to commemorate the 20th Anniversary (1989-2009) of the Semiahmoo Rotary Club.