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

New Westminster

Service Above Self

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Thur meetings@noon @Bavaria Haus Note: last Thur of the month Boston Pizza 1045 Columbia St
Bavaria Haus 233 Sixth Street
New Westminster, BC  V3L 3A5
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Several members and their guests enjoyed a fabulous fundraiser presented by the Seniors Services Society and The Royal City Rotary Club. 
Age is Just a Number! 
The Senior Services Society supports the senior members of our community in so many ways. 
To learn more or volunteer:
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.
And in the same theme at our final meeting in September, our members are invited to bring 3 books to swap and discuss.
Past President John Berry thanks our speaker Councilor Nadine Nakagawa for taking time out of her busy schedule to visit our club. 
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.”

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 new President Captain Cindy, members and guests were treated to a delightful luncheon aboard the Linnee, by Rotarian Lynne and her husband Ron.
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:
Congratulations and thank you to our members for this achievement!
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.
PDG Del Paterson, thanks ADG Nancy Eidsvik for her long time support of the Rotary Foundation.
She is presented with her pin for Major Donor Level 2.
Our members were fortunate to hear from Angus Reid, a former player for the BC Lions.
We look forward to reading his book "Thank You Coach".
Laurie presents him with our Rotary coin to say thank you.
We are delighted to introduce our newest member.
Lynne Francis!
We enjoyed an informative presentation about our local arts council, from the Executive Director Stephen O'Shea.
Stephen was recently the recipient of the Citizen of the Year, by  The Chamber of Commerce.
Wayne Corlett thanks him at our lunch meeting held at The Bavaria Haus.
More information can be found here:
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:
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.
Due to the upcoming holiday weekend our  August 2nd lunch meeting is cancelled as we expect very low attendance. Please join us next Thursday, August 9th.  Sorry for any inconvenience.
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.
Rotarian Nick Cheng thanks Margaret Wills for her presentation that showed our members how our donation makes sure local youth can attend their grad.
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 member, Rotarian George Sandwith thanks The Honourable Yonah Martin for her presentation at our club meeting.
We welcomed 2 new members in March.
Meet Brunella from the Hyack Festival Association and Jessica from the Salvation Army.
Our member Assistant District Governor Nancy Eidsvik thanks Rotary International President Ian Riseley with a donation in his name to our upcoming Walk to End Polio.
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 
President Richard Prill and President Elect John Berry in the Christmas spirit at the City of New Westminster Christmas get together.
Inspecting the new wheelchairs our club donated to the Queens Park Health Care Centre to help our seniors get around!

Back row (left to right): Gerda Suess (Sergeant-at-Arms, Rotary Club), Nick Cheng (Director, Rotary Club) and Jason Lesage (Executive Director, Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation)


Front row (left to right): Hamid Mahmoudi (Manager, Clinical Operations, Rehabilitation), Dave Vallee (Past President, Rotary Club) and Richard Prill (President, Rotary Club)


A great project with outstanding results. A total of 39 patients were seen by 2 eye doctors as well as students and teachers from Douglas College. 

Most of our patients were referred to us from various agencies in New Westminster. Thank you to our partners, volunteers and Tim Hortons for the treats.

President Richard Prill and Rotarian George Sandwith thank our bio medical students for their presentation and wish them good luck in their future endeavors.
Del Paterson and Dawn Rutledge thank Dr. Arlene King for her informative presentation regarding Polio.
One of our international projects is sponsoring bio medical students to come to Canada for their training. 
This is Calvin, one of our students working at Vancouver General Hospital. 
We have great fellowship, food and support our community both local and international. 
Join us for lunch at The Bavaria Haus on the first 3 Thursdays of the month. 
We are proud to support the Seniors Services Society and the Queens Park Hospital Foundation with donations for their programs.
Nick Cheng and Kara-Leigh Bloch from the Senior Services Society 
Dave Vallee with Jason Lesage from Queens Park Hospital Foundation
We said goodbye to our wonderful exchange students.
Lavinia from Italy and Juan from Mexico.
On June 21st our members and guests gathered to say Thank you to Dave Vallee for his great year. Bob Crawford installed our new President Richard Prill. 
Our theme for 2017-2018 is ROTARY: MAKING A DIFFERENCE. We plan to do just that! 

Rotarians Richard Prill and Jim Dodd at the loading of the Philippine container on June 3. Basic arrangements for the container were made by Elena Agala who is shown in the picture. 


Dr. Suess said it best -

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

Our club supports literacy and recently donated 400 books to the library at our newest school. - Fraser River Middle School.
On the last Thursday of the month we hold an evening meeting at Boston Pizza Columbia Square Plaza at 5:30. These meetings are informative and FUN.....
This weeks topic was a brief history on our Word Community Service by Mike Crean.
 Rotary on Ice was held at the Langley Events Centre. Rotarians, friends and family members had a great night supporting the Vancouver Giants.This event creates awareness of our efforts to eradicate Polio.
We also donated tickets to the Lower Mainland Boys and Girls Clubs.
We received this fabulous handmade card of thanks from a few of the young people that enjoyed the game.
Members of the Rotary Club of New Westminster and the Group of Five officially open the new children's play area at Royal Columbian Hospital.
Another great joint project to help our community!
Members and guests gathered to hear inspirational words from our District Governor Lyn Stroshin.
PDG Del Paterson, DG Lyn Stroshin, President Dave Vallee present a freshly baked Black Forest cake celebrating 100 years of The Rotary Foundation.
On Sunday while many were sharing Thanksgiving with families the Rotary Club of New Westminster was helping the community by providing a eye clinic at the Salvation Army.
Along with several Rotarians and members of the  Rotaract Club, eye care professionals aided by Douglas College students helped with free eye exams and glasses. 

Zul Kanji, Director and Co-ordinator of UBC Dental Hygiene Degree Program and Susan Schmitz,

Clinical Associate Professor, UBC Dentistry with Louise Perry and Dave Vallee.

Photo Courtesy of Gabor Gasztonyi


On August 18, 2016 our Club presented a cheque of $5,000 to cover next year’s operating costs in providing free dental care to low-income families in New Westminster.

Members of the Rotary Club of New Westminster gathered to reflect on the past year with President John Berry and welcome our new President Dave Vallee for the new year celebrating Rotary Serving Humanity. We welcomed a new member and some special awards were presented. It was a wonderful evening.
Outgoing President John Berry says goodbye and thank you.
Our new President Dave Vallee with his wife Pam and her parents.
Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help. 
How ... The Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Clubs of Burnaby & New Westminster and the Vancouver Cambie club will be holding the 3rd Annual Rotary's Walk to End Polio Now.  We would like to ask you to join us by:
  1. Signing Up as a Team or Individual to help raise funds and/or
  2. Make a Donation and/or
  3. Show your support by coming out to the Walk.
    Walk Details: Saturday, May 14 |  9am to 12 noon  |  River Market, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster |  For additional details click on the Walk Details on the side bar.
Rotarians and friends volunteer  their time at Toque Tuesday to raise funds for our local homeless community.

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Club Day
Oct 17, 2019
Colin Hawes Assoc. Professor of Law
Oct 24, 2019
University of Technology, Sydney
PDG Del Paterson -Lunch meeting @ Bavaria Haus
Oct 31, 2019
Our Rotary Foundation
Robert Mitchell Harley & Terry Leith
Nov 07, 2019
Remembrance Day Program
Nov 14, 2019
DG Bala Naidoo
Nov 21, 2019
District Governor Club Visit
Regular Meeting Cancelled for evening Potluck
Nov 28, 2019
Christmas Social potluck RSVP required
Karim Hachiaf
Dec 05, 2019
Superintendent of New Westminster Schools
Dec 26, 2019
Christmas vacation