Rotary

L-R Nav Malhotra, Charlie Fox, Nathan Ferguson, Greg Letkeman, Tom Miller at LiUNA! Local 1611 offices with $10,000 cheque for Starfish Backpack Programs in Aldergrove and Abbotsford. (Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Two Rotary Starfish programs benefit from $10,000 donation

LiUNA! Local 1611 gave to Aldergrove and Abbotsford student backpack program

 

Rotarians Charlie Fox, George Bryce, Rob Robinson, and Lara Petrie join the ACSS Hairdressing students modelling the specially-made toques and scarves as they prepare this week’s Starfish backpacks. (Pauline Buck/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove Rotary Club’s Starfish backpacks sent home with toques and scarves

More than 10,000 backpacks have been sent home to students and families in the past five years

 

Brian Lott, of the Rotary Club of Langley Central, emceed the prize draw on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance Times)

Langley woman wins $73,615 in first ever Langley Rotary Mega Draw

After months of ticket sales, the draw was livestreamed from the Rotary Interpretive Centre Thursday

 

The Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise held a clothing drive back in January, and are hoping to hold another on Dec. 2, at the Mountain Equipment Co-op. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to Langley Advance Times)

Rotarians plan clothing drive for Langley’s homeless

For the second time this year, the Sunrise satellite club hopes to host a two-hour blitz at MEC

The Satellite Rotary Club of Langley Central Sunrise held a clothing drive back in January, and are hoping to hold another on Dec. 2, at the Mountain Equipment Co-op. (Lilianne Fuller/Special to Langley Advance Times)
The four Langley Rotary clubs launched their 50/50 MEGA Draw lottery last month – which will see a grand prize winner take home up to $100,000. (Rotary Club of Langley/Special to The Star)

Deadline closes in on Langley Rotary clubs’ 50/50 MEGA Draw lottery

Tickets are on sale online and in person until Nov. 30

The four Langley Rotary clubs launched their 50/50 MEGA Draw lottery last month – which will see a grand prize winner take home up to $100,000. (Rotary Club of Langley/Special to The Star)
Langley Rotary volunteers Mike Brown (L) and Brian Lott (R ) set up their fundraising table at Save-On Foods, Fraser Highway and 201st last month to promote ticket sales for the Langley Rotary 50/50 MEGA Draw. (Pauline Buck/Special to The Star)
Langley Rotary volunteers Mike Brown (L) and Brian Lott (R ) set up their fundraising table at Save-On Foods, Fraser Highway and 201st last month to promote ticket sales for the Langley Rotary 50/50 MEGA Draw. (Pauline Buck/Special to The Star)
Langley Rotary volunteers Mike Brown (L) and Brian Lott (R ) set up their fundraising table at Save-On Foods, Fraser Highway and 201st on Sunday, Sept. 20 to promote ticket sales for the Langley Rotary 50/50 MEGA Draw. (Pauline Buck/Special to The Star)

Langley Rotary volunteers take to the streets to promote lottery fundraiser

Local clubs have raised $17,000 so far for 50/50 lottery

Langley Rotary volunteers Mike Brown (L) and Brian Lott (R ) set up their fundraising table at Save-On Foods, Fraser Highway and 201st on Sunday, Sept. 20 to promote ticket sales for the Langley Rotary 50/50 MEGA Draw. (Pauline Buck/Special to The Star)
Celebrating Day One of the Langley Rotary 50/50 Mega Draw $200,000 Lottery campaign, Aldergrove Rotary Club member, Jason Froese, purchases tickets from club colleague Angie McDougall. Froese and all other ticket holders, have a chance to win up to $100,000. (Pauline Buck/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Langley Rotary Clubs launch lottery worth $200,000

Grand prize winner will take half the prize while the other half will be used for community projects

Celebrating Day One of the Langley Rotary 50/50 Mega Draw $200,000 Lottery campaign, Aldergrove Rotary Club member, Jason Froese, purchases tickets from club colleague Angie McDougall. Froese and all other ticket holders, have a chance to win up to $100,000. (Pauline Buck/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
The late founding Aldergrove Rotary president, Brian Thomasson, is hoped to be honoured with a memorial bench in Aldergrove where he enacted many positive changes throughout the years. (Aldergrove Star files)

Brian’s bench in Aldergrove sought as tribute to ‘true friend’

Late Rotary president, Brian Thomasson, served the Aldergrove community for decades

The late founding Aldergrove Rotary president, Brian Thomasson, is hoped to be honoured with a memorial bench in Aldergrove where he enacted many positive changes throughout the years. (Aldergrove Star files)
Aldergrove Rotarians and retired school principals George Bryce (left) and Charlie Fox (left) presented a $17,000 cheque to executive director of Langley School District foundation, Susan Cairns, at the district offices on Tuesday, June 18. (Langley School District photo)

Fewer Langley students will be hungry this summer, thanks to Rotary kindness

The Aldergrove service club goes a step further to provide for Starfish families

Aldergrove Rotarians and retired school principals George Bryce (left) and Charlie Fox (left) presented a $17,000 cheque to executive director of Langley School District foundation, Susan Cairns, at the district offices on Tuesday, June 18. (Langley School District photo)
A Rotarian installs a Canadian flag in Fort Langley. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)

For a donation, Canadian flags can be assembled on Langley front lawns

Rotary Satellite Club will place full-sized flags on Canada Day, BC Day, and Labour Day this summer

A Rotarian installs a Canadian flag in Fort Langley. (Ryan Uytdewilligen/Langley Advance Times)
After 23 Aldergrove Rotarians drove by to surprise friend Brian Thomasson (right) with “get well” wishes on 272nd Street during lunchtime May 27, several of the club members got out of their cars to visit with the past president – from a safe social distance. (Cecelia Reekie/Special to the Star)

VIDEO: Aldergrove Rotarians surprise ailing friend with cheerful car convoy and driveway visits

Aldergrove club raises $300 for the food bank while safely visiting past president Brian Thomasson

After 23 Aldergrove Rotarians drove by to surprise friend Brian Thomasson (right) with “get well” wishes on 272nd Street during lunchtime May 27, several of the club members got out of their cars to visit with the past president – from a safe social distance. (Cecelia Reekie/Special to the Star)
Rotarian Larry McGuinness gave the first $1,500 – of a total $2,500 in grocery gift cards – to the Aldergrove Food Bank for local families on April 21. (Pauline Buck/Special to the Aldergrove Star)

Aldergrove Rotary pledges $2,500 in gift cards for food bank families

Aldergrove club choses to tackle local hunger with matching COVID grant from Rotary International

Rotarian Larry McGuinness gave the first $1,500 – of a total $2,500 in grocery gift cards – to the Aldergrove Food Bank for local families on April 21. (Pauline Buck/Special to the Aldergrove Star)
UPDATED: Fifty flags fly in Fort Langley neighbourhood

UPDATED: Fifty flags fly in Fort Langley neighbourhood

Members of the Rotary Satellite Club of Langley Central Sunset honoured health care workers

UPDATED: Fifty flags fly in Fort Langley neighbourhood
Fifty flags fly in Fort Langley neighbourhood

Fifty flags fly in Fort Langley neighbourhood

Members of the Rotary Satellite Club of Langley Central Sunset honour health care workers

Fifty flags fly in Fort Langley neighbourhood
Rotary Satellite Club of Langley Central Sunset will fly up to 30 flags on Saturday, April 25. (Langley Advance Times files)

Rotarians honour Langley’s essential workers with Canadian flags

Rotary Satellite Club of Langley Central Sunset will fly up to 30 flags on Saturday, April 25

Rotary Satellite Club of Langley Central Sunset will fly up to 30 flags on Saturday, April 25. (Langley Advance Times files)
Words can be a ‘box’ that limit career options for women, warned Kirsten Brazier, featured speaker at the International Women’s Day luncheon on Saturday, March 7th held by the Rotary Club of Langley Central (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Words are important, speaker at International Women’s Day event in Langley says

Four unsung heroes recognized at Rotary Club of Langley Central luncheon

Words can be a ‘box’ that limit career options for women, warned Kirsten Brazier, featured speaker at the International Women’s Day luncheon on Saturday, March 7th held by the Rotary Club of Langley Central (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Several barbecue stands are on site for Ribfest. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

VIDEO: Langley Rotary clubs team up to tempt tastebuds at Ribfest

The aroma of barbecue greets the public as they arrive at McLeod Athletic Park.

Several barbecue stands are on site for Ribfest. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)
More than 1,000 people take in Langley’s annual Rotary wine festival

More than 1,000 people take in Langley’s annual Rotary wine festival

This year’s fundraiser on Saturay evening in Willowbrook Shopping Centre sold out.

More than 1,000 people take in Langley’s annual Rotary wine festival