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Welcome to The Rotary Club of New Westminster, proudly serving our community since 1928.

New Westminster

Service Above Self

Held Thursdays at noon on ZOOM
contact lperrynewwestrotary@gmail.com for information
604 219 2840
New Westminster, BC
Canada
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The members of the Rotary Club, thank our Past President Cindy Tang for her leadership this past year.
And welcome our new President Louise Perry, as she takes on the challenge for this upcoming year.
The theme is Rotary Opens Opportunities. 
Due to the pandemic our Installation was held via Zoom, so we have no new photos to share...
here are a few from a previous event.
 
 
It's never too early to enjoy a timeless story. 
Our member's grandson is spending quality time with his mom, he just received his first monthly book from the New Westminster Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Our club is a proud partner of this wonderful program, promoting literacy which is one of our 5 pillars. 
For more information:
 
The two Rotary Clubs in New Westminster are proud, enthusiastic cosponsors of the Original New Westminster Hyack Ambassadors Programme. 
Congratulations to all the candidates, including this year's Miss New Westminster Moira Young, sponsored by Queens Park Dental.

We are delighted to share that our candidate, Tianna Beaudoin was the recipient of the Knowledge Award, The People's Choice Award and was crowned Hyack Princess. 

Wishing the Hyack Ambassador Team for 2020/21 a wonderful year representing the Royal City.
 
Miss New Westminster, Moira Young
 
 
Hyack Princess, Tianna Beaudoin
Rotarian Dave Vallee stumbled upon one of the projects we supported in 1983. 
Check out the video from the City of New Westminster website. https://youtu.be/hCCCD2wvzcI
We are sure the kids are anxiously waiting for park facilities to open. 
But in the meantime, back to the old fashioned spray parks. 
A sprinkler in the backyard. 
 
 
Rotary Presidential Year 1983-84
William E. Skelton
"Share Rotary - Serve People"
 
 
In partnership with the Rotary Club New Westminster, Royal City we are proud to sponsor Tianna Beaudoin in this year's Hyack Ambassador Program. 
 
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Tianna is the daughter of Yvan and Corinne Beaudoin, and is in grade 11 at New Westminster Secondary. Tianna has a strong interest in nature and wildlife, and has been a member of the Girl Guides of Canada for 7 years. Tianna is also trained in piano, flute and highland dance. In her spare time, she enjoys art, drawing, painting, knitting or "basically anything crafty".


Tianna is inspired by watercolour artist Polina Bright because of her incredible talent and creativity. "It is amazing to see how her style has evolved over time and inspiring to see that she has been able to turn her talent into a business which allows her to pursue her biggest passion as a career."

 

Tianna's most treasured keepsake is a fan that she made at camp during her trip to Japan with Girl Guides. It is signed by all of the Japanese Girl Scouts she became friends with and all the girls in the group she travelled with. "It’s special to me because it reminds me of all the amazing memories I have from that camp and the rest of our group’s adventures in Japan."

Her proudest moment of her life so far was her first highland dance competition. "I was extremely nervous about competing/performing in front of others but I’m very glad that I pushed myself way out of my comfort zone and tried something new."

Tianna's favourite thing to do in the Royal City, besides the Hyack Festival, is taking walks around Queen’s Park with her family or friends.

 

Tianna wouldn’t trade places with anyone, even if presented the chance,  because she is so happy and grateful for everything in her life. She would like to live her own unique experiences, and hopefully make some positive change in the world during her lifetime.


Tianna believes she would make a good Hyack Ambassador because in her life, she strives to be kind and to help others. She is proud to live in New Westminster and would like to use this opportunity to be more involved in our community and to share this pride with others.

 

 

We are still helping our community in different areas. We recognize that our youth, seniors and most vulnerable need additional support throughout the COVID 19 crisis. 
We have made financial donations to the Dolly Parton Imagination Library operating in New Westminster to send books to children, Seniors Services Society to help with the Meals and Wheels Program, Union Gospel Mission and Salvation Army to continue to provide nourishing meals to the vulnerable.
A small gesture, but a sweet one.
On behalf of our club members, Rotarian Jaimie McEvoy drops off 4 cases of delicious Girl Guide Cookies to thank the heroes working during the COVID 19 Pandemic at Royal Columbian Hospital.
 
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
 
As a public health precaution in relation to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), it is prudent and socially responsible that our Club suspend our weekly meetings until further notice.
 
We will continue to monitor the health situation, re-evaluate on a week to week basis and keep you updated. 
 
So many generous financial sponsors, prize donors, food contributors and the BEVERAGE providers made sure we had a successful inaugural 
Bevies & Bites fundraiser. 
Thank you to all!
And thank you to the many volunteers and of course the attendees.
Most importantly the net proceeds will be shared with KidSport and I's on the Street and Rotary programs. 
Here are a few pictures from the evening and a link to the album.
 
Photo Credits: Gaby Gasztonyi
 
Hyack Association "Shining Bright in the Royal City, a year in review" 
Rotarian Lynne Francis thanks Past President Lili De Capite and  PresidentPenny McIvor for their presentation.
(John Milne photobombing in the back)
 
Our former club member and Past President 2003/2004 of the Hyack Festival Assn - Terri Rodger visited.
 
PDG Del Paterson presents one of our Past Presidents Nick Cheng with another Paul Harris Fellow Pin. PHF + 4
 
 
Please be advised our Thursday January 16th meeting has been cancelled due to weather. 
Sorry for the inconvenience. 
Thank you to the several members and friends that came out to raise some funds for The Salvation Army!
Always a great day - fun and fellowship, while fundraising. 
 
Above photos by Gabor Gasztonyi
 
 
 
 
 
In memory of Rotarian Jim Dodd, who joined The Rotary Club of New Westminster in 1976.
He will be sadly missed but his many contributions to the community will be forever remembered. 
Condolences to his family and friends. 
 
We had a wonderful Christmas social last night. A special guest dropped by with some special gifts!
PDG Darcy Long, presented Past President John Berry with the Gold President's Citation and several awards for our Rotary Foundation contributions. Thank you to all of our club members and friends for their generosity!
We also enjoyed spending time with Margot and Russell Barton who have been amazing hosts to many of our Exchange Students, including Ana, who is with us this year from Brazil. And a special thank you to President Cindy Tang and her husband Brent for hosting.
And lucky Nick Cheng received a special gift from Santa (2 Canucks Tickets) for his generosity! 
 
 

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.

Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.

With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

Our mission

The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

What impact can one donation have?

  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
  • $500 can launch an anti-bullying campaign and create a safe environment for children
 
Past President Nick Cheng, Rotary Club of New Westminster and Lizz Kelly, President Elect from the Royal City Rotary Club lay the wreaths. 
Rotarian/ Captain John Milne, CD, Company Commander, with The Royal Westminster Regiment honours the fallen. 
Photo Credit: Jennifer Gauthier New Westminster Record.
Club members, Nick Cheng and Captain John Milne CD, Company Commander with the Royal Westminster Regiment attended the
“No Stone Left Alone” ceremony at the Military Section of Fraser Cemetary,  New Westminster on Monday November 3.
Poppies were placed on military headstones.
 
John thanks our guest speakers for our informative Remembrance Day presentation.
Robert Mitchell Harley, WW1 Historian and Curator of the Regimental Museum and Terry Leith, President of The Royal Westminster Regiment Association and 1st VP it the Royal Canadian Legion.
 
Rotarian Jodi thanks our speaker Colin Hawes Assoc. Professor of Law  from the University of Technology, Sydney for his presentation.
Thank you to our community partners, and the volunteers for another successful eye clinic!
Many folks will be receiving their new eyewear in a few weeks. 
(to see more photos please view the article in the New Westminster Record in the downloads section on the left of our home page)
 
 
We welcomed  and exchanged banners with Dilip, the Past President of RC Curchorem Sanvordem 
District 3170 Goa India. His wife ,who is also a Rotarian joined us as well.
ROTARY DOES CONNECT THE WORLD
One of Rotary's 6 Pillars is Basic Education and Literacy.
Our club is proud to support literacy in our community. 
We donated books to the Fraser Middle School library and recently provided seed money to start a new chapter of the
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Queensborough.  https://imaginationlibrary.com/ca/affiliate/BCWESTMINSTER/
And in the same theme at our final meeting in September, our members are invited to bring 3 books to swap and discuss.
 
 
Congratulations to our member, David Neima who was recognized for his dedication to Canadian Eyesight Global. Rotary International President Mark Maloney was there to present the award that was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Surrey, District 5050. 
Thank you David for “Giving Light to the World.”
 
 
 

ROTARY DISTRICT 5040: NEW WESTMINSTER ROTARY CLUBS IN ACTION 
 
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL POT OF GOLD CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT!
 
 
The 24th Annual Pot of Gold Charity Golf Tournament, jointly organized by the Royal City Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of New Westminster, was another great success.  Under ideal golfing conditions at Mayfair Lakes Golf Club in Richmond, 120 golfers teed off in a Texas Scramble format to compete for team and individual prizes, followed by a delicious buffet and live and silent auctions.  With the support of sponsors (including our title sponsor Cassady & Company), donors, golfers and volunteers  the event raised over $34,000 this year, bringing the 24 year cumulative total to over $565,000!  Also sharing in the net proceeds are Salvation Army and Purpose Society, an alternate educational facility.  All of the beneficiaries will use their funds to support projects for youth in our community, including RYLA, Adventure programs, Rotaract, Interact, a hot lunch program in New Westminster Secondary School and Youth Exchange. 
Plan on joining us on July 14, 2020 for our special, 25th Annual Pot of Gold Charity Golf Tournament.
Our inspirational outgoing President John Berry thanks the club and presents the board of directors with some delicious chocolates. 
 
 
The Honourable Bob Crawford installs Cindy Tang as our new President for 2019-2020
 
Tsomo, Kathy and Danny shared their experience at Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) held at Camp Elphinstone.
The 4­-day camp consists of interactive workshops, team­building exercises, presentations from professional speakers, hands ­on service projects and many other fun activities!
For additional information about RYLA: http://ryla5040.org/about/ryla/
 
 
 
We heard from two of our newer members this month. 
Jodi and Vasant shared their stories with our members. Rotarians Mike and Nancy thanked them.
 
We also had a visit from Elsbeth! She helped us sing the national anthem.
RI President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney announces the 2019-20 presidential theme - Rotary Connects the World.
 
“Through Rotary, we connect to the incredible diversity of humanity on a truly unique footing, forging deep and lasting ties in pursuit of a common goal,” he added. “In this ever more divided world, Rotary connects us all.”
 
Our members and many guests celebrated another upcoming holiday season at the Old Bavaria Haus.
We shared a lovely meal, and thanked our chef Michael and server Trevor for their service this year. PDG Del presented some PHF pins and we welcomed back a former member Chris back to our club.
Leo, our exchange student from Germany received a Christmas gift from our members.
We also had our annual AGM and have elected our President and board members for July 2019-June 2018.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season!
(See all the photos under the photo album tab)
We were delighted to have DG Darcy Long join us. It was an award winning week for us!
We were honoured to received the Platinum Award from the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce for the best Non Profit and then DG Darcy presented us with a special recognition for our work in the End Polio Now initiative. 
 
 
 
 
 
PDG Del Paterson provided our club with an overview of our Rotary Foundation and the importance of contributing to it. It really helps us continue our good work both locally and internationally.
 
 
ADG Nancy Eidsvik thanks Del for his presentation, and Del awards Gord Mackie with his Paul Harris +4.
Our members and their guests had the opportunity to do a “field trip” to the Solo electric car factory in New Westminster.  It is a state of the art business and factory and on the cutting edge of technology and the green revolution.  We enjoyed a tour of the assembly plant and a history of their company and products.  More info on the company and their products can be found at: https://electrameccanica.com/
We didn't actually take a bus, but we did CARPOOL.
Thank you to our hosts for a very interesting tour.
Check out a some of our pictures....
 
 
 
Meet our newest members! Del Paterson and our members welcome back Laurie Stewart, and are delighted to induct Vasant Jain.
 
 
Members and guests gathered for an evening of fellowship while sharing a potluck dinner.
 
 
 
President John Berry and  our member and Assistant District Governor Nancy Eidsvik, accept on behalf of Past President Richard Prill, the  Rotary International President's Citation for the Rotary Year 2017-2018 from Past District Governor Don Evans.
Club members and guests that attended today's meeting appreciated the wonderful presentation by Rob Stewart. He shared some personal stories about his father, Irwin Stewart.
Irwin who past away June 5, 2017 was a special, giving man and member of our club. He is truly missed, but his memory lives on in the good work he did and the legacies he has left behind.
Photos courtesy of Gaby Gasztonyi
 
Welcome to our newest exchange student, Leo who just arrived from Germany.
His host parents, Dave and Pam took him to the new Whistler Suspension Bridge.
 
 
 
 
 
Victor, our current visting Youth Exchange Student from Brazil welcomes back Kate, our Youth Exchange Student who has recently returned from her year in Spain.
 
Last night we celebrated our successes with outgoing President Richard Prill and look forward to our new year with incoming President John Berry.
Thank you to our District Governor Nominee Bala Naidoo and his spouse Vasi for joining us.
Our Emcee Dave Vallee congratulates and thanks Richard for a great year.
District Governor Nominee, Bala Naidoo shares his insights with our members and guests.
Thank you to our walkers, donors, sponsors and spectators - The Walk to End Polio 2018 was another success on a beautiful day in New Westminster.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotarian Dave Vallee thanks Rachel Way for her delightful presentation at our club today.
Rachel is a grade 11 student at Saint Thomas More Collegiate.
She was sponsored by our club to attend the Adventures in Citizenship held in Ottawa.
She had many great experiences while making new friends.
 
We welcomed a new member, Violet Chan who was sponsored for membership by Carmelita Tapia.
Past DG Del Paterson inducted her to our club at our lunch meeting held at the Bavaria Haus.
Our club was fortunate and delighted to have Rotary International President Ian H.S. Riseley attend our 90th Anniversary Celebration. More pictures to follow...
 
We enjoyed some excellent guest speakers in January. 
Judy Darcy MLA New Westminster (Minister of Mental Health and Addictions) 
 
Roger Killen, Producer Tedx Stanley Park 

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Julie Dahl
Jul 16, 2020
Former Exchange Student 2013/14 Denmark
Tianna and Moira
Jul 23, 2020 12:00 PM
New Westminster Ambassador Programme
Rotarian- Ron Shaw
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Importance of advocating for mental health
Ken Kuhn
Aug 13, 2020
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