Club Information

Welcome to our club!

Semiahmoo (White Rock)

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Rotary Field House (No Meeting Dec 24, 31/2015)
2197 - 148 Street
South Surrey Athletic Park
Surrey, BC  V4A 9P5
Canada
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Club Executives & Directors

President
President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Foundation Chair
Treasurer
Membership Committee Chair
Vocational Services Chair
Public Relations Chair
Youth Services Chair
Community Services Chair
International Chair
Sergeant at Arms
Sergeant at Arms
Sergeant-at-Arms
International
 
 
 
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Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million people 
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:
Vocational
Youth
Community Service
International
Club 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:
 

Rotary Fights to End Polio Now (EN) from Rotary International on Vimeo.

 
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: 
lchalmers.is@gmail.com


When you start with Rotary, GOOD things happen. Make new friends and be a part of your community.
 
Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million people 
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:
Vocational
Youth
Community Service
International
Club 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:
 

Rotary Fights to End Polio Now (EN) from Rotary International on Vimeo.

 
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: 
lchalmers.is@gmail.com


When you start with Rotary, GOOD things happen. Make new friends and be a part of your community. - See more at: http://semiahmoorotary.org/256/Page/ShowSitePage?ClassCode=SitePage&Slug=info#sthash.TnjSkQr0.dpuf
 

Home Page Stories

Mary started the meeting
Many guests - too numerous to mention
Ozzy - Rotary moment - top five requests of the dying:
1. I wish had lived a life more true to myself
2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard
3. I wish I had the courage to express my feelings to others
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends
5. I wish I let myself be happier
blog by Bronnie Ware
Sargeant Larry Happy Bucks - happy happy - shortest word in the english language is "I am" and the longest is "I do". I don't get it.
Hope Crawford has passed away - sad moment
50/50 won by Nita won second draw - a lot of confusion for a simple draw
Queen of Hearts - get a coffee card now - no wine - Cliff won and was appropriately disappointed
 
Guest Speaker: Sherry Sandhu - Adventures in Citzenship Grade 12 student at Frankhurt - aspires to be a Dr.
Talked about her fabulous time back in Ottawa - lots of pics - lots of info - lots of friendships and big Thanks to Rotary!!
meeting adjourned by 8:29
 

 
 

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

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Below: Sandy Wightman with young wheelchair recipient.

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Below: Allan Baedak helps deliver wheelchairs. He was also on hand to video the distribution.

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Below: Steve Frishling, Semiahmoo Rotary President-Elect makes memories for young recipient.

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Discovering spirit of giving
Surrey Now December 4, 2012
ImageNaomi Gantug (Grade 10 student at Elgin Park Secondary in South Surrey, BC)
I've heard many times before that to whom much is given, much is expected. Being one of today's typical carefree 15-year-old girls, and oftentimes admittedly a bit engulfed by my own sense of entitlement, I've never fully understood the meaning of this idea - not until now.
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.
 
 
 

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After more than 25 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are now very close to eradicating polio, to making history and to changing the world. We are so close to ending polio—
all we need is you.

 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Semiahmoo has partnered with the Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation to sponsor one of the eight Birthing Rooms at the Peace Arch Hospital.

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.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
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Speakers

Sep 03, 2015
Sandy Wightman
Hedley, BC, August 27, 1915
Sep 10, 2015
Cliff Rapps
This is What I call Fun
Sep 17, 2015
Dr. Ken Stones
Philippines Child Dental Outreach
Oct 08, 2015
David Stark
Rotary At Work
Oct 15, 2015
Caithlin Scarpelli
The Atira Story: Alma, Durant and more
Oct 29, 2015
Scott Ellis
Guiding in BC
Nov 05, 2015
Bruce Rushton
Remembrance Day
 

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