Inauguration Ceremony

Inauguration2The Tri-Cities Rotaract was officially installed as a member of the Rotary family at a ceremony in Port Moody’s Newport Village on March 16, 2013. In addition to our sponsoring Rotary Club, the Rotary Club of Port Moody, members of the three other Rotary Clubs in the Tri-Cities area were in attendance, in addition to family members of our very own Rotaractors. Among the very special guests in attendance at our ceremony were Denis Boyd (Governor Elect of Rotary District 5050), Nick Stebbing (Rotaract Chair for District 5050), Al Stjernegaard (President of the Port Moody Rotary Club), and Patty Klassen (RYLA Chair for District 5050).

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Governor Elect of District 5050, Denis Boyd, leads the ceremony to install our officer board.

In addition to a light meal being served and plenty of social and networking time between Rotaractors and Rotarians, our officers were given their official pins and our president, Kimberley Chong, received our club’s Certificate of Organization signed by Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka as well as her presidential gavel. All of our members received their official Rotaract pins as well.

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Our president, Kimberley, with her president’s gavel and our club’s Certificate of Organization.

The entire Tri-Cities Rotaract Club would like to thank the Rotary Club of Port Moody from the bottom of our hearts for making this night possible. It has been a tremendously long process getting our club chartered, but our sponsoring Rotary Club has been there with us every step of the way and we cannot thank them enough for their continuous support!

For the full set of pictures from the night, please visit our Official Facebook Page.

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Zimbabwe Containers

ZimbabweContainer8On February 16, 2013, the Tri-Cities Rotaract Club had its first experience working towards an international cause. The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen asked for our help with loading a shipment of medical equipment bound for Bulawayo, Zimbabwe and together with the Port Moody Rotary, and friends who wanted to help the cause, we sorted, loaded, stacked, and packed a container full of 417 boxes and pieces of medical equipment. It was heavy work, but it was definitely worth it! ZimbabweContainer2

Random Acts of Kindness

randomacts_01Valentine’s Day marks the start of our new initiative to do random, small acts of kindness for people in our local communities. We’re starting it off by anonymously delivering small bags of chocolates for Valentine’s Day to local businesses and city departments. Each bag of chocolates also contains a card asking the recipient to do a simple, kind deed for someone else. We hope to see these cards circulating in the community and for some Random Acts of Kindness to be taking place in the Tri-Cities!

If you received one of our cards and bags of chocolate, please pay it forward, then visit our Random Acts of Kindness Wall and let us know!

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Monthly Tri-Cities Homeless Dinner

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Since November 2012 we have been regularly hosting a free dinner for the less fortunate in the Tri-Cities every month. Previous menu items have included perogies, chilli, and rice krispie squares made by our very own members! In addition to cooking up the food we also host and serve everything ourselves. We look forward to hosting many more of these in the future!

Eagle Ridge Manor Christmas Party

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This Christmas season we were able to help the Port Moody Rotary Club host a Christmas party for Eagle Ridge Manor, a long-term residential care facility in Port Moody. Several weeks prior to the event we visited the manor to decorate trees, hang garland and put up Christmas lights. Then on December 16, we spent the afternoon serving food and drinks, singing Christmas carols, and socializing with the residents. It was a lot of fun and everyone appreciated us being there and helping out!ermanor_02