Gail McEwan
May 28, 2020 8:00 AM
"Just So You Know" Breakfast Meeting
Sameer Esmail
Jun 04, 2020
Rotary Adventures Program & Global Citizenship
Rumana Monzur
Jun 11, 2020
Stopping Violence Against Women
Julie Chadwick, Deltassist
Jun 18, 2020
Three Programs: Domestic Violence, Masters Intern Counselling & Substance Use Services
Gail McEwan
Jun 25, 2020 8:00 AM
Outgoing President's Talk
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A Message From Gail McEwan President of The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen

Please note: All 2020 events after March 1st will be postponed until next year due to COVID-19. We will continue to listen to the guidance of Health Canada's recommendations and abide by them. Thanks for understanding, we hope to see you at our events soon!
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The 2020 Soap Box Derby has been cancelled due to physical distancing restrictions and to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We look forward to an even bigger and better 2021.
The Rotary Parade at SunFest is being postponed until 2021 due to the evolving COVID pandemic and physical distancing guidelines recommended by Health Canada.
Many clubs and organisations around the world are finding new ways to keep in touch and to meet on a regular basis. Technology can help and people are adopting and adapting techniques that many have used already and many more are trying out to see how they can help. The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen in concert with the recommendation not to meet in person has decided to use Zoom for committee meetings, its weekly meetings and of course the weekly Wheelers social gathering. Technology can also capture images from these meetings so one does have to be careful about the face one presents.
Due to the devastating COVID pandemic and social distancing measures recommended by health Canada we are cancelling our Annual Easter Egg Hunt for 2020. This event brings hundreds of local kids to Diefenbaker Park to find over 10,000 chocolate eggs.  Please keep us in mind for this wonderful FREE event for next year.
We wish you all a safe, healthy and happy quarantine. Please remember to only go out if necessary. Help flatten the curve and save our hospitals from getting over crowded.
Rotary Club of Tsawwaassen club member Edwin Lee, has a very talented family. His son Darren is a medical doctor in Seattle just published this musical parody about COVID-19. Darren wrote all the lyrics, performed with his wife Alina and produced the video. Edwin's other sons Warren and Colin in San Francisco helped edit the video. This is well done, entertaining, informative and timely during this time.
We had a spectacular video sent to us from Ignacio Romero caught by his drone going through Diefenbaker Park after dark of our Christmas Lights.
Check it out below:
When Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative more than three decades ago, polio paralyzed 1,000 children every day. We’ve made great progress against the disease since then. Polio cases have dropped by 99.9 percent, from 350,000 cases in 1988 in 125 countries to 33 cases of wild poliovirus in 2018 in just two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. And we remain committed to the end. 
The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen held its annual Terry Fox Run at the South Delta Recreation  Centre in Tsawwassen.  
There were over 250 participants running on the day.
Thank you to all that came out to run and donate to the Terry Fox Foundation
and all the volunteers and sponsors!                                         
From sponsoring water parks for children and their families, developing an outdoor fitness course, providing food for children of low income families, to running a bathtub race, cleaning up a street, opening First Nations learning centres, shipping medical equipment to communities in other countries or supplying clean water in Southeast Asia where there is need, the 50 Rotary clubs in Greater Vancouver up the coast to Prince Rupert generated more than 68,500 volunteer hours of service among their 1,500 members in the past year.
According to calculations in a special Value of Rotary Volunteering report by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Civil Society Studies, the monetary value of that time devoted to local, regional and international projects is $1,514,250 in 2017-18 (based on a conservative rate of US$18 per hour). The total time for the 50 clubs over the past five years has been 160,200 hours for an estimated value of $3,604,500.
An annual soapbox derby is just one of many community service projects sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen
Ladner Rotary Splash Park opened in July 2018
Rotarians load a container with needed medical
and dental equipment for a community in Cuba
Rotary has been working with First Nations in BC to open local learning centres in the Write to Read program
Starfish Packs with food for school children from low income families are provided by Rotary in Williams Lake
The report prepared for Rotary International estimates the value of the approximately 47 million hours of volunteer service time contributed by its 1.2 million members is US$850 million a year, or CDN $1.06 billion.
According to the report, Rotary members volunteered a total of 5.8 million hours within a four-week survey period. Extrapolating those results over an entire year, the report gave a conservative estimate of nearly 47 million hours of volunteer effort generated by Rotary members in a typical year.
The report then analyzed the economic impact of all those hours and estimated the value conservatively at $850 million a year, if communities had to pay for the services that Rotary volunteers provide.
Rotary, with the help of Johns Hopkins University, is the first global service organization to conduct an empirical analysis of its volunteers’ impact using an internationally sanctioned definition of volunteer work. The authors of the report noted in their conclusion that at each stop, the analysis had chosen the most conservative estimates.
“This makes the results reported here all the more remarkable,” the authors noted. “Translated into economic terms, Rotary is annually generating a scale of social and economic problem-solving effort that is worth nearly nine times more than it costs the organization to produce.”
Rotary General Secretary John Hewko said the figure doesn't even include the in-kind contributions and the money that Rotary clubs and the Rotary Foundation raise every year. In addition, the figure doesn’t include the volunteer work of the many relatives and friends of Rotary that members often involve in a project, or that of members of Rotaract, Interact, or the Community Corps, that would easily double the estimate of Rotary’s economic impact.
30 years ago Rotary let women in the club and it was the best thing that ever happened to us!
We couldn't be happier to have the lovely ladies help us do better in the world.