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. 
In Memory of Jim Dodd 2019-11-30 08:00:00Z 0
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! 
Club Christmas Social 2019-11-28 08:00:00Z 0

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
November is Rotary Foundation Month 2019-11-26 08:00:00Z 0
Fundraising and Fellowship at the District Foundation Dinner 2019-11-16 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 11, 2019
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.
Rotarians at Remembrance Day 2019-11-11 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 07, 2019
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.
Remembrance Day Program 2019-11-07 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 04, 2019
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.
No Stone Left Alone 2019-11-04 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 28, 2019
A few pics to share from our End Polio Now awareness event that was held in the Royal City Centre Mall with the Royal City Club on the weekend. 
Thanks to the members that volunteered their time on such a sunny weekend!
To learn more about this campaign:
End Polio Now 2019 Campaign 2019-10-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 24, 2019
Rotarian Jodi thanks our speaker Colin Hawes Assoc. Professor of Law  from the University of Technology, Sydney for his presentation.
Oct 24 speaker 2019-10-24 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 20, 2019
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)
Eye Clinic 2019 2019-10-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 17, 2019
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.
Club meeting Oct 17 2019-10-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 02, 2019
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:
Fundraising + Fellowship 2019-10-02 07:00:00Z 0
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.
September is Literacy Month 2019-09-20 07:00:00Z 0
Our newest Paul Harris Fellow 2019-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Past President John Berry thanks our speaker Councilor Nadine Nakagawa for taking time out of her busy schedule to visit our club. 
Councilor Nadine Nakagawa 2019-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 22, 2019
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.”
David Neima 2019-08-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 11, 2019

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.
Thank you! Until next year... 2019-07-11 07:00:00Z 0
Pot of Gold Golf 2019-07-04 07:00:00Z 0
Our new President Captain Cindy, members and guests were treated to a delightful luncheon aboard the Linnee, by Rotarian Lynne and her husband Ron.
Lunch on the Linnee 2019-06-27 07:00:00Z 0
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
2019-2020 Installation Event 2019-06-20 07:00:00Z 0
A sunny success! 2019-05-28 07:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now 2019-05-15 07:00:00Z 0
In our community... 2019-05-10 07:00:00Z 0
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:
RYLA 2019 2019-05-09 07:00:00Z 0
Congratulations and thank you to our members for this achievement!
Rotary Foundation 2019-03-25 07:00:00Z 0
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.
March Programs 2019-03-21 07:00:00Z 0
New Westminster Hyack Ambassador Leadership Program 2019-03-08 08:00:00Z 0
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.
Former BC Lion, Angus Reid shared his story 2019-02-22 08:00:00Z 0
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.
Supporting our foundation 2019-02-21 08:00:00Z 0
We are delighted to introduce our newest member.
Lynne Francis!
Welcome Lynne! 2019-02-15 08:00:00Z 0
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:
Arts Council of New Westminster 2019-02-08 08:00:00Z 0
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.”
Rotary Theme for 2019-2020 Unveiled 2019-01-15 08:00:00Z 0
Leo tries cross country! 2019-01-08 08:00:00Z 0
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)
Merry Christmas 2018 2018-12-21 08:00:00Z 0
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. 
DG Darcy Long visits our club 2018-12-01 08:00:00Z 0
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.
November is Foundation Month! 2018-11-15 08:00:00Z 0
3rd Annual Eye Clinic 2018-11-14 08:00:00Z 0
In Remembrance 2018-11-08 08:00:00Z 0
New Westminster Rotaract members 2018-10-16 07:00:00Z 0
This years theme 2018-10-09 07:00:00Z 0
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....
Our fieldtrip to check out the Solo electric cars 2018-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 03, 2018
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.
President's Citation 2018-10-03 07:00:00Z 0
Members and guests gathered for an evening of fellowship while sharing a potluck dinner.
Potluck 2018-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
Meet our newest members! Del Paterson and our members welcome back Laurie Stewart, and are delighted to induct Vasant Jain.
New members! 2018-09-20 07:00:00Z 0
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
Rob Stewart 2018-09-13 07:00:00Z 0
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.
Meet Leo! 2018-08-17 07:00:00Z 0
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.
August 2 meeting Cancelled 2018-07-31 07:00:00Z 0
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.
Victor and Kate 2018-07-12 07:00:00Z 0
It's a new year for Rotary 2018-07-03 07:00:00Z 0
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.
Installation 2018 2018-06-14 07:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Nick Cheng thanks Margaret Wills for her presentation that showed our members how our donation makes sure local youth can attend their grad.
You Wear it Well-Just for Grads 2018-06-07 07:00:00Z 0
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.
Polio Walk 2018 2018-05-29 07:00:00Z 0
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.
Meet Rachel Way 2018-05-17 07:00:00Z 0
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.
Welcome Violet! 2018-04-19 07:00:00Z 0
Our member, Rotarian George Sandwith thanks The Honourable Yonah Martin for her presentation at our club meeting.
Guest Speaker Senator Martin 2018-04-13 07:00:00Z 0
Our newest Paul Harris Fellow 2018-04-06 07:00:00Z 0
We welcomed 2 new members in March.
Meet Brunella from the Hyack Festival Association and Jessica from the Salvation Army.
Four more helping hands! 2018-04-06 07:00:00Z 0
Note: No meeting at Boston Pizza this month. 2018-03-12 07:00:00Z 0
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.
90th Anniversary Moment 2018-02-25 08:00:00Z 0
Our club was fortunate and delighted to have Rotary International President Ian H.S. Riseley attend our 90th Anniversary Celebration. More pictures to follow...
90 Years Celebration 2018-02-14 08:00:00Z 0
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 
January Speakers 2018-01-31 08:00:00Z 0
Happy New Year 2017-12-31 08:00:00Z 0
The Bells are ringing! 2017-12-20 08:00:00Z 0
President Richard Prill and President Elect John Berry in the Christmas spirit at the City of New Westminster Christmas get together.
Christmas Spirit 2017-12-13 08:00:00Z 0
November is Foundation Month 2017-11-24 08:00:00Z 0
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)

Wheel Chair donation 2017-10-19 07:00:00Z 0

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.

Our 2nd Eye Clinic 2017-10-07 07:00:00Z 0
President Richard Prill and Rotarian George Sandwith thank our bio medical students for their presentation and wish them good luck in their future endeavors.
Goodbye Calvin and Zoey 2017-10-06 07:00:00Z 0
Del Paterson and Dawn Rutledge thank Dr. Arlene King for her informative presentation regarding Polio.
Dr. Arlene King 2017-09-29 07:00:00Z 0
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. 
Meet Calvin! 2017-09-17 07:00:00Z 0
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. 
Join us for Lunch! 2017-09-17 07:00:00Z 0
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
Helping our Seniors 2017-07-07 07:00:00Z 0
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! 
It's a new Rotary Year! 2017-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
We said goodbye to our wonderful exchange students.
Lavinia from Italy and Juan from Mexico.
Farewell 2017-06-29 07:00:00Z 0

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. 


Rotarians at Work! 2017-06-07 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Water Fountain in Pier Park  2017-05-29 07:00:00Z 0
2017 Walk to End Polio a great success! 2017-05-29 07:00:00Z 0
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.
Books, books and more books! 2017-04-07 07:00:00Z 0
Our offsite meeting at Thornebridge Gardens 2017-04-07 07:00:00Z 0
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.
Our Thursday Evening meetings are fun! 2017-02-23 08:00:00Z 0
Community Networking event 2017-01-31 08:00:00Z 0
Mike Crean presents at Kololo Club 2017-01-24 08:00:00Z 0
 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.
Thanks from the Boys and Girls Club 2016-12-02 08:00:00Z 0
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!
Children's play area opens at RCH 2016-11-16 08:00:00Z 0
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.
DG Lyn Stroshin visits our club 2016-11-03 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary members and guests had a great day at JIBC Louise Perry 2016-10-18 07:00:00Z 0
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. 
Rotary Eye Clinic  Louise Perry 2016-10-11 07:00:00Z 0
Does this sound like you?   2016-09-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 18, 2016

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.

UBC/Douglas College Dentistry Program presentation 2016-08-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 08, 2016
On behalf of the members of The Rotary Club of New Westminster Del Paterson presents a cheque to Christopher Duffin and Kathy Harms from the Justice Institute of BC
The funds will be used to purchase Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) Trainers.
Presentation to JIBC 2016-07-08 07:00:00Z 0
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 Club of New Westminster Installation Dinner 2016-06-28 07:00:00Z 0
Our Walk to End Polio Thanks for coming! 2016-05-15 07:00:00Z 0
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.
Walk to End Polio 2016-04-08 07:00:00Z 0
District 5040 Foundation Dinner 2016 2016-02-08 08:00:00Z 0
Enthusiastic students from Vector International Academy Visit our Club 2016-01-14 08:00:00Z 0
Angela Sealy From Active Choices kicks off our New Year! 2016-01-07 08:00:00Z 0
JIBC hosts a Rotary Meeting at the New West Campus 2015-12-03 08:00:00Z 0
District Governor John Anderson visits The Rotary Club of New Westminster 2015-11-27 08:00:00Z 0
Past District Governor, Del Paterson inducts our newest member Vladimir Fitsko -Mortgage Planning Specialist at Investors Group.
Photo credit: Dawn Rutledge-Brennen
Del Paterson welcomes our newest Rotarian! 2015-11-20 08:00:00Z 0
Past District Governor Irwin Stewart thanks another Past District Governor Del Paterson for his informative presentation on Our Rotary Foundation.
Photo credit: Dave Vallee
Rotary Foundation Program 2015-11-10 08:00:00Z 0
Past District Governor Del Paterson inducts the newest member of our club, Eva Galvez from the Salvation Army. Eva was proposed by our Club President John Berry.
Welcome our newest Rotarian! 2015-11-04 08:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Gaby Gasztonyi helps fight Polio in Ethiopia 2015-10-15 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary supports UBC/Douglas College Dentistry community dental program 2015-08-08 07:00:00Z 0
2015 Polio Walk -Rotarians and friends had a great time for a great cause 2015-07-03 07:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to our new President John Berry 2015-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
The members of The Rotary Club of New Westminster thank outgoing President Nick Cheng for his leadership this past year.
Nick Cheng, wife Ying, incoming President John Berry
(photo courtesy of Gabor Gasztonyi)
Thank you President Nick Cheng 2015-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
White Rock Celebrates 60 years 2015-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome our newest member Marivic! 2015-04-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 29, 2015
Sharon Tidd representing the New Westminster Salvation Army thanks Bill Payne and the members of the Rotary Club for the donation towards a new walk in refrigerator
Photo courtesy of Gabor Gasztonyi
Rotary helps Salvation Army feeding programs 2015-04-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on Sep 23, 2014

The Rotary Club of New Westminster and The Rotary Club of New Westminster-Royal City partner with the City of New Westminster and jointly contribute $25,000 to the Wait for Me Daddy Campaign.

see for details of the project. Members from both clubs present Mayor Wayne Wright with the cheques.






Rotary in New Westminster donates to the Wait for Me Daddy Campaign Louise Perry 2014-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Supports Jr Salmonbellies with a $5000.00 donation Louise Perry 2014-06-25 00:00:00Z 0
KidSport New West accepts donation from Rotaract Ultimate Frisbee Fundraiser Louise Perry 2014-06-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on Jun 18, 2014


L-R Back Row: David Neima, John Berry, Tricia Thomas, Kevin Gordon, Louise Perry, Gerda Suess, Jeremy Perry, Trevor Guy, Wayne Corlett

L-R Front Row: Laurie Stewart, Doug Ford

Not in photo:  Nick Cheng, Rick Carswell, Gaby Gasztonyi, Ron Unger

Board of Directors 2014-2015 Louise Perry 2014-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Meet our new President, Nick Cheng! Louise Perry 2014-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of New Westminster says thanks to outgoing President Wayne Corlett Louise Perry 2014-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on May 23, 2014

The Rotaract Club recieved an award at the District 5040 Conference held in Squamish for their recent Ultimate Frisbee Tournament. The event promoted fellowship and fun while raising funds for KidSport New Westminster. Special thanks to the generous community sponsors, the participants and the Rotary and Interact Clubs of New Westminster for their contributions Congratulations Rotaract!

Photo L-R   Corrigan, Sylvie, Allison, Justine



Rotaract Club wins an award! Louise Perry 2014-05-24 00:00:00Z 0
President Elect Nick Cheng meets Gary Huang Rotary International incoming President Louise Perry 2014-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians spreading Christmas Cheer! Louise Perry 2013-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary in the New Westminster Santa Claus Parade Louise Perry 2013-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on Oct 30, 2013

L-R   Tony Parsons from CBC, President Elect Nick Cheng, Chief Rhonda Larrabee, President Wayne Corlett


Rotary welcomes CBC! Louise Perry 2013-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on Oct 25, 2013

A dedicated, hardworking group of Rotarians volunteered their time to load another container to help those in Uganda.


Rotary World Help Network Louise Perry 2013-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of New Westminster Welcomes another new member! Louise Perry 2013-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on Aug 28, 2013

PDG Del Paterson presents Gerda Suess with a Paul Harris Fellow pin.

photo courtesy of Gabor Gasztonyi


Gerda Suess receives a PHF +2 Louise Perry 2013-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on Aug 14, 2013

Louis (past exchange student from Belgium) and his sister Gabrielle pay us a visit

Photo courtesy of Gabor Gasztonyi


Louis returns! Louise Perry 2013-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on Aug 14, 2013

President Wayne Corlett and Directors, Jeremy Perry and Doug Ford show off their smiles and Paul Harris Fellow pins.

photo courtesy of Gabor Gasztonyi


Paul Harris Fellows! Louise Perry 2013-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on Jul 17, 2013

Louise Perry presents a donation cheque on behalf of Rotary to Lorraine Brett and Garth Evans, representing the Queen's Park Healthcare Foundation. Photo courtesy of Gabor Gasztonyi



Rotary Supports Queen's Park Healthcare Foundation Louise Perry 2013-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on Jul 10, 2013

Past District Governor Del Paterson and Club President Wayne Corlett present Rotarian Jeremy Perry with a Paul Harris Fellow for his dedication to Rotary 


Jeremy Perry recognized with a Paul Harris Fellow Louise Perry 2013-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club members welcome their new President Wayne Corlett Louise Perry 2013-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on Jul 03, 2013

On behalf of the club members Rotarians Ron Unger and Wayne Corlett present past ADG Chu Wu with a thank you gift. 

photo by Gabor GasztonyiImage

Thank you Chu for your support! Louise Perry 2013-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Sadly, we say goodbye to our exchange student Anais Louise Perry 2013-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Club Member George Sandwith honoured with a Paul Harris Fellow Louise Perry 2013-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you to Past President Kevin Gordon for an outstanding year! Louise Perry 2013-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you from RCACC for Rotary's financial support. Louise Perry 2013-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Club of New Westminster chosen District 5040's Outstanding Club of the Year! Louise Perry 2013-05-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on Apr 29, 2013



A great big thank-you to everyone that supported our first joint-project with Interact & Rotaract!!  In spite of the rain, our event was a success!  We raised $1,000 that our 4 Clubs will be donating to KidSport, New West  and we collected 4.5 Van loads of Sports Equipment throughout the day!!  The participants & volunteers all had a blast and the participants are looking forward to supporting this event again next year. 




Peace Thru Sport Event a Success! Louise Perry 2013-04-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Stewart on Apr 22, 2013

Rain or Shine, You're Invited!!

Come Join Us at Mercer Stadium this Saturday April 27th between 8:30am – 4:30pm: 

  • Donate used sports equipment of any kind to KidSport, New West
  • Enjoy a complimentary Tim Horton’s coffee between 8:30am – 9:30am 
  • Enjoy our Thrifty Foods BBQ lunch from 11:30am – 4:00pm 
  • Bring your friends and play a pickup game of Ultimate Frisbee
  • Drop-in Frisbee games at 9am, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm
  • Try your skills at our Ultimate Obstacles Challenge
  • Enjoy the sun, listen to our DJ’s and watch a game of Ultimate Frisbee

To join the fun, bring your donation of new or used sports equipment anytime between 8:30am-4:30pm. Everyone is welcome and special thanks to Thrifty Foods, Tim Horton's, G&F Financial & The Record for providing coffee, timbits, BBQ lunch and event prizes.

Peace Through Sport is this Saturday!! Laurie Stewart 2013-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
A new kitchen for the residents at Cliff Block Louise Perry 2013-04-11 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Helps The New Westminster Army Cadets purchase new equipment Louise Perry 2013-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Stewart on Mar 07, 2013

Rotaract, Interact and Rotary have joined forces to raise funds for KidSport through a fun day of Ultimate Frisbee!!  Teams, individual players and spectators are all welcome!!  Saturday April 27, 2013 at Mercer Stadium, New Westminster

Registration is now closed for competitive teams and recreational teams.  All youth are welcome to donate their used sports equipment and stay for a drop-in game of frisbee or join us on the skills competition field.

To join the fun, bring your donation of new or used sports equipment anytime between 8:30am-4:30pm. Everyone is welcome and special thanks to Thrifty Foods, Tim Horton's G&F Financial & The Record for providing coffee, timbits, BBQ lunch and event prizes.

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Peace Through Sport Laurie Stewart 2013-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on Feb 26, 2013

The Rotary Club of New Westminster provides a donation of $4000.00 towards the replacement of the playground at Howay Elementary School. The Rotary Club was happy to assist with this project as they were aslo involved with the original playground.

Rotarian Jim Dodd presents Ken Millard, Principal of FW Howay with the cheque.

Photo courtesy of Gabor Gasztonyi 


Rotary Helps Replace Playground at Howay Elementary Louise Perry 2013-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chu Wu on Feb 21, 2013

On Saturday, February 17, 11 members of our club gathered at Rotary Tower to develop our club's strategic plan facilitated by Don Evans.  Members attended included all 3 of our Past District Governors Irwin Stewart, Dave Kirk and Del Paterson, our newest member Doug Ford, our youngest member Jeremy Perry. Others participants included John Berry, Laurie Stewart, Tricia Thomas, Kevin Gordon, Kim Husband and Mike Kaburda.

New Westminster Club Creates 2013 Strategic Plan Chu Wu 2013-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on Feb 06, 2013

PDG Del Paterson and sponsor Gordon Mackie induct our newest member Sharon Tidd from the Salvation Army.

Photo by Gabor Gasztonyi


Welcome our newest member! Louise Perry 2013-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on Jan 23, 2013

PDG Del Paterson and President Kevin Gordon induct our newest member, Doug Ford, Manager Thrifty Foods.

Photo by Gabor Gasztonyi



Meet our newest member! Louise Perry 2013-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on Oct 24, 2012


On October 25 our District Governor, Rebecca MacPherson visited our club. In addition to an inspirational message about Peace Through Service she inducted our newest member, Mike Michelin.

Photo by Gabor Gasztonyi: President Kevin Gordon, DG Rebecca MacPherson, new member Mike Michelin

DG Rebecca MacPherson inducts our newest member Mike Michelin Louise Perry 2012-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Stewart on Oct 21, 2012

New West High School Students Invited to

 Go on an Adventure in 2013!!

Choose from a number of
“Adventures” dates !

Film - Powell River - Feb 22 - 24, 2013
RYLA South - Port Moody - April 5 - 8, 2013 
Tourism - Kelowna  - Apr 7 - 11 , 2013
Citizenship - Ottawa - Apr 27 - May 1, 2013

For more information email Gillian Meyers at:

(Application deadlines:  Film - Nov 15, 2012 -  All others - Dec 31, 2012)

Adventures Program Accepting Applications!! (deadline Nov 15, 2012) Laurie Stewart 2012-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Club History Moment By PDG Irwin Stewart Jeremy Perry 2012-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chu Wu on Aug 15, 2012
Chu Wu spoke at our club on August 9 about the process of being nominated for the Most Outstanding Club of the Year Award.  Each year Rotary District 5040 select one of the current 51 clubs to receive this honour.  For the Rotary year 2012-13 President Kevin Gordon is determined to lead our club to win this Holy Grail!  In that light, President Kevin asked Chu to come to our club to share some of his insights.  Chris Bradshow thanked our guest speaker AG Chu Wu following his presentation.
How to Win the Stanley Cup of Rotary District 5040? Chu Wu 2012-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chu Wu on Aug 15, 2012
ImageOn August 9, PDG Dave Kirk presented Sarah Jones with her second Paul Harris Fellow for her dedication and great work as our club Treasurer.  This award was announced at our Installation Lunch, but because Sarah could not be there, it has been kept secret from Sarah for over a month.  AG Chu Wu was present to "pin" Sarah with her Paul Harris Fellow "Sapphire" pin. 
Sarah Jones Receives Club's Pick for Paul Harris Fellow "Sapphire" Chu Wu 2012-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian Michael Crean featured in The New Westminster Record Louise Perry 2012-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chu Wu on Jul 03, 2012
Laurie Stewart was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow by PDG Dave Kirk at our installation luncheon on June 28, 2012.  District Governor Hans Doge was present to pin Laurie.  While a relatively new member, Laurie has been tireless leading our club in Public Relations and weekly Bulletin.  Laurie has been telling our stories in a compelling way to our community and has kept our members and other stakeholders connected through her effort in editing and publishing our weekly Sockeye bulletins.

Laurie Stewart, a Club Choice for Paul Harris Fellow in 2011-12 Chu Wu 2012-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Dr. Dave Neima Helps the World to See Chu Wu 2012-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chu Wu on Jul 03, 2012
President 2011-12 Marguerite finishes her year off as Club President with her speech at the Installation Luncheon on June 28, 2012.  She summarized another very successful year at the Rotary Club of New Westminster in serving our community since 1928.

In appreciation of her service to our club, President 2012-13 Kevin on behalf of the club presented President Marguerite 2011-12 with the Rotary Past President Pin.

THANK YOU to President 2011-12 Marguerite! Chu Wu 2012-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chu Wu on Jul 03, 2012
On June 28, 2012, during the installation luncheon of 2012-13 President and Club Executives of the Rotary Club of New Westminster, Michael Crean received the Rotary International Service Above Self Award from DG Hans Dodge.  Michael Crean became only the 9th Rotarians in District 5040 to receive this distinguished honour in Rotary.

Michael Crean joins Irwin Stewart and George Sandwith as the 3 Rotarians from the Rotary Club of New Westminster to be honoured with the Service Above Self Award. Together, they represent 1/3 of the recipients from District 5040 to have ever been selected for this prestigious award. Congratulations, the Rotary Club of New Westminster!
Michael Crean Receives Service Above Self Award Chu Wu 2012-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chu Wu on Jul 03, 2012
President Kevin Gordon 2012-13 was installed on June 28, 2012 by Judge Bob Crawford.  He becomes the 85th President of the Rotary Club of New Westminster.  During his inaugural speech President Kevin reminded club members the long history of the club since its chartering in March 1928 and its many accomplishments including sponsoring many other new Rotary Clubs over the years.

Most importantly, President Kevin's hope is for the Rotary Club of New Westminster to be nominated for the Most Outstanding Club in District 5040 in 2012-13.  Based on a solid foundation of fellowship and team work, President Kevin is ready to lead our club into a successful year in Peace Through Service.
A New Rotary Year, A New President 2012-13 Kevin Gordon Chu Wu 2012-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Louise Perry on Jun 18, 2012


The Rotary Club of New Westminster was organized and chartered in 1928. Since that time, we have been proud to have six of our members serve as District Governors and to have sponsored five new clubs.

“There can be no better introduction to the life of a community than one that comes through the local Rotary club” ~ Paul Harris, Founder of Rotary

Interested in learning more about our club?  Call our secretary Louise Perry at 604-523-5372 




Welcome to the Rotary Club of New Westminster Louise Perry 2012-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurie Stewart

Interact Club President Jethray Tecson and his team, Jacob Dabic, Joey Chandler and Phelan Glenn win special mention in a anti-bullying campaign!!

"Spread the Glove" - check it out!

Congratulations to this hard working group of young leaders in New Westminster!!!

The NWSS Interact club wins an award!! Laurie Stewart 0
Posted by Laurie Stewart

Registration closes May 2, 2014

 - Register here

All ages and all skill levels are welcome - Beginner, Recreational & Competitive divisions!!


Join your community in raising money and collecting used sports equipment for Kid Sport, New West.

Fun for all at Mercer Stadium - Sat. May 10, 2014 - 8:30am - 4:30pm



You're Invited to the Ultimate Tournament - May 10, 2014 Laurie Stewart 0
Posted by Louise Perry


Wayne Corlett, president, Rotary Club of New Westminster (front row, third from left), Gerda Seuss with the Group of Five and Friends Benevolent Society (front row, far left) and members of the Rotary Club of New Westminster present Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation (RCHF) board director Helen Sparkes (front row, far right) and RCHF Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations Eleanor Ryrie (front row, second from left) with a cheque for $10,180.00. These funds will go toward the purchase of two camera heads for orthopedic surgery at RCH. These funds were raised at their spring fundraiser.

Rotary and Group of Five help RCH Louise Perry 0
Posted by Louise Perry

A group of dedicated Rotarians provided some manpower to help replace the stairs in the outside garden area for our tenants at Rotary Tower.


Rotarians at Work Louise Perry 0
How secure is all this data? Louise Perry 0
Don't forget the eBulletin! Louise Perry 0
Posted by Louise Perry

We are all excited to see how ClubRunner will revolutionize the way we manage our day to day club activities, as well as communicate more effectively.
Welcome to our new website! Louise Perry 0