We meet every Thursday at 7:15am at the Beach Grove Golf Club (5946 12 Avenue, Tsawwassen).
For more information or to enquire about Membership, email us at info@rotarytsawwassen.org.
Henry Sanchez and Delta Youth
Nov 23, 2017
New Members Talk and Musical Presentation
Laura Dixon AGM
Nov 30, 2017
AGM - no guests please
Sarah Commons Co - founder of Hives for Humanity
Dec 07, 2017
HIives for Humanity
Sherrie Jamieson
Dec 14, 2017
Travel Adventure in Africa and India
Santa Clause
Dec 21, 2017
Christmas Party
No Meeting
Dec 28, 2017
Jane Weller Cyclist and Educator
Jan 04, 2018
Trip Across Canada Cyclist and Educator
Dr. Hans Krueger Epidemiologist and Health Econom
Jan 11, 2018
Healthcare Facts - Making Choices - Costs of Unhealthy Lifestyles
Dr. Hans Krueger Epidemiologist and Health Econom
Jan 11, 2018
Healthcare Facts - Making Choices - Costs of Unhealthy Lifestyles
Mike Story - Ladner Rotarian
Jan 18, 2018
International Water Project in Laos
New Members
Jan 25, 2018
New Member Talks
Laura Dixon
Feb 01, 2018
Club Assembly - no guests please
Dr. B. Brett Finlay, OC, OBC, FRSC, FCAH
Feb 08, 2018
Let Them Eat Dirt
Foundation Breakfast at Kinsmen
Feb 15, 2018
Custom Widget
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Community Service
Past President
Sgt at Arms
Public Relations
Club Administration

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World Polio Day was great at Tsawwassen Rotary with over $8,000 raised. We had our usual fun and enjoyed another excellent time while giving with Rotary community service to help make the world better! Click the link and enjoy and share the photos as we keep working to help make our world a better place. Please enjoy and share the photos! http://bit.ly/RotaryOct26-17

Our Club is celebrating World Polio Day on Thursday, October 26th. Our speakers are Polio survivor Ralph Roberts and Edwin Lee, Pharmacist, on immunization.

Last year our club raised close to $12,000 US in the fight against Polio, and if you would like to join us on the 26th, please let us know as we'd love to have you.

If you would like to know more about Polio, and what Rotary is currently doing to make a difference, please click the picture below.

The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen partnered with the South Delta Garden Club at this summer's Garden Tour. For the Rotarians involvement in the event, SGDC members Ursula Schmelcher and Hillary Sanders presented the club with a cheque for $2500.
PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT - Leslie Abramson, Hilary Sanders & Ursula Schmelcher

As part of Canada's 150th birthday, Envision Financial Credit Union recognizes community volunteers by providing a donation of $1500 to the selected recipent's charity. For her thousands of hours of volunteered work Envision financial selected Rotarian Leslie Abramson. She was awarded the honour this past Thursday morning. 
PICTURED LEFT TO RIGHT - Assistant Vice President of Retail Banking Ken D’Sena, Leslie Abramson, Assistant Branch Manager of our Tsawwassen Branch Cyrus Mazdine, Rotary Club of Tsawwassen President Laura Dixon, and Susan Byrom Senior Manager of Community Investment.
We'd like to congratulate The Rotary Club of Ladner on their 60 years of service within their community. 
Join us for this year's Terry Fox Run in beautiful South Delta!

Run Day Details
Registration: 9:00 am
Run Start: 10:00 am
Event End: 12:00 pm
NEW LOCATION: South Delta Rec. Centre - 1720 - 56th St. Delta

Route Information
Suitable for Bikes, wheelchairs/strollers and rollerblades. Dogs welcome on leash. Route distance: 5 km, 10 km.

Please Note: The route has been changed to the South Delta Rec Centre

Register online or at the event day of: www.terryfox.ca/terryfoxrun/delta-south-bc

Four Little Free Libraries Come to Tsawwassen
On Monday, September 11th the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen and their partners, the Delta School District, Delta Community Literacy Committee and Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture helped to fill one of the new Libraries at Diefenbaker Park with new books.  There are three additional Little Free Library locations at Pebble Hill Park, Grauer Park at South Delta Recreation Centre and Beach Grove Mini Park and all are stocked and ready for use.
A few years ago, Rotarian James Latheron approached the School District to help establish a partnership with students at South Delta Secondary School and he worked for many hours alongside teacher Katrina Branden, and her students to build five of these Little Libraries.  Branden was delighted with the process and commented:
“As a teacher, not only am I delighted to see the promotion of written and visual literacy, but also the support for construction and design literacy projects.  Giving students more hands-on, community-based projects engages them beyond the walls of the school, and creates important opportunities for our future.  I strongly support and would love to collaborate on, more community-based projects in the future.”
Superintendent of the Delta School District, Doug Sheppard, added, “These beautiful lending libraries are not only charming to look at; they embody Delta's commitment to supporting literacy in our communities.  Access to books, and the open sharing of stories and ideas, is a fundamental part of what learning is all about. I am so pleased that our students at South Delta Secondary were able to be a part of the building of these lovely book shelters, and I look forward to seeing our students and readers of all ages out and enjoying these little nooks of knowledge.”
The support for community literacy also includes the Delta Community Literacy Committee with a significant donation of books to help stock the libraries.  Ailsa Howard explains that the Committee “has a mission to enhance the literacy and learning in Delta”.
Councillors Bruce McDonald and Heather King were joined by Deputy Director of Delta Parks, Recreation and Culture, Todd Stewardson, were also on hand. On behalf of the Corporation of Delta, Mayor Lois Jackson thanked the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen for “enhancing our neighbourhoods with a new opportunity for people to connect and share reading experiences with neighbours and friends of all ages.”
Many members of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen have been hands for the creation, finishing and installation of this project and have donated books but there is a further commitment from Rotarians to be stewards of each these libraries on an ongoing basis.   President Laura Dixon says the project is perfect for the club because it represents the core values of their membership:  community, partnerships and education.  She said, “all we ask of the community is that you come by from time to time drop off a book you think others may enjoy, take a book you would like to read -  it’s that simple!”
The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen would like to thank all of its partners who helped bring the Little Free Lending Libraries to our community: 
Delta School District
SDSS Woodworking class of 2016 Teacher – and teacher Katrina Branden
Consolidated Coatings
Silver City Galvanizing
Wesgray Construction
Ladner Machine Shop
Southside Flooring
Delta Community Literacy Committee
Delta Parks, Recreation & Culture
All are welcome at our next community events:
Sunday, September 17th Terry Fox Run  Starting at a new location South Delta Recreation Centre, registration begins at 9:00 a.m. and the run starts at 10:00 a.m.
September 21st Commemoration of the International Peace Day starting at 3:30 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Town Centre Library and 4:00 p.m. at the Peace Pole in Rotary Square at Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall.
Rotary Club of Tsawwassen volunteers support local, international and youth projects. Recently having celebrated the induction of their 100th member they are always looking for like minded people to join who enjoy fun, fellowship and live or work in our community.  Find out more at:  http://www.rotarytsawwassen.org/
Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall and The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen have partnered along with support from The Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association, to bring you a ‘FREE Outdoor Movie experience and community block party’, on Saturday, August 26th. This year we will feature the animated release ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’. The movie is rated G, and is approximately 90 minutes long – perfect for guests of all ages.
While at the event, guests can enjoy the numerous display booths from Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall tenants and our community partners, with activities, handouts, and information booths during the pre-show ‘Block Party’. The Tsawwassen Rotary Club will be on hand, popping fresh popcorn for sale along with food trucks offering several dining options for our guests. We will also have fun free activities for the kids.

Once guest are seated in the viewing area, they can look forward to live musicians on stage with performances by ‘Studio Cloud 30’ (home of Juno Nominee – Warren D. Flandez). The ‘Chang’s Taekwondo Demonstration Team’ will also showcase their talents and skill on the main stage.
The Shops and Services at Tsawwassen Town Centre Mall (as well as our community partners ‘The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen’ and ‘The Tsawwassen Business Improvement Association’) hope that you can celebrate with us, and we thank you for supporting your local community shopping centre.

MOVIE: The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Max (Louis C.K.) is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke, a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside, they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up in a truck that's bound for the pound. Luckily, a rebellious bunny named Snowball swoops in to save the doggy duo from captivity. In exchange, Snowball demands that Max and Duke join his gang of abandoned pets on a mission against the humans who've done them wrong.

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZJVc_JTI_w

START TIME: Movie Starts AFTER Sundown

VENUE: Diefenbaker Park - 6579 1 Ave, Delta, BC 

This is a family event - no smoking, no alcohol. 

Please bring lawn chairs and blankets.
The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen present the 2nd Annual Tsawwassen SunFest Drive-In at Beach Grove Elementary playing field.

EVENT TYPE: Drive-In (walk-ins welcome, too!)

MOVIE: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Former scientist Galen Erso lives on a farm with his wife and young daughter, Jyn. His peaceful existence comes crashing down when the evil Orson Krennic takes him away from his beloved family. Many years later, Galen becomes the Empire's lead engineer for the most powerful weapon in the galaxy, the Death Star. Knowing that her father holds the key to its destruction, Jyn joins forces with a spy and other resistance fighters to steal the space station's plans for the Rebel Alliance.

Reserve your FREE ticket at www.sunfestdrivein.com. Only vehicles with Reservations will be allowed to enter the grounds. 

TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fE_yHEerok

START TIME: Gates open at 6:30pm; show starts after sundown 8:15pm Please arrive early to park your car!

VENUE: Beach Grove Elementary School - 5955 17a Ave, Delta, BC

DRIVE-IN: Parking is on a first-come first-served basis so come early to get a spot. Movie audio for drive-in guests will be broadcast over FM radio.

WEBSITE: http://www.rotarytsawwassen.org/CalendarItem/Details?CalendarItemId=2302f070-67e4-498c-8869-8b9a78674e99
On Saturday, May 27th, four members of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen raised $7,000 for The Rotary Foundation by jumping out of a plane 12,000 ft above the ground. With matching grants from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Government of Canada the $7,000 raised will turn into a $35,000 donation towards ending Polio. These funds will help immunize close to 350,000 children against this horrific disease. Shane Todhunter, Vickii Paramanathan, Elizabeth Wagner, and Randy Bilesky took the courageous leap with the support of Skydive Vancouver’s staff. “What an exhilarating way to support a cause I care so much about” stated Todhunter after he landed, and said he would have loved to do it again.
The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen partners with various International Organizations to eradicate Polio. As of June 2014, there are only 3 countries in the world where there are still cases of Polio reported each year. Rotary’s goal is to see polio wiped from the face of the world within the next few years.
On Saturday, June 10th soap box derby enthusiasts, builders, and drivers congregated along 6th avenue in Tsawwassen to take part in the 2nd annual Soap Box Derby hosted by the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen in partnership with the Corporation of Delta. Over 1500 spectators watched 45 soap box drivers ages nine to twelve zoom down the 600+ foot track to compete against one another to find out who would be crowned this year’s soap box derby grand champion, and be awarded the 1st place Trophy. The trophy was claimed by Vanessa Costa racing for Shpak and Co as she recorded the fastest time of the afternoon. Rory Brown, driver for Swim Blue was awarded second place, and Luka Wiesel driving South West Mortgage clinched third. There were three new awards given out this year for Best Costume, Cart Design and Crowd Favourite. Jackson Yagin "the banana man" won best costume, Rat Rod Roxy cart for Go Green Pest Control won for best cart design, and Teagan Reid, driver for Scott Reid Plumbing won for Crowd Favourite. All riders were presented with a medal for participation, but went home with more than a medallion around their neck. They were also part of a great event that raised over $20,000 for the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen’s Community projects. Race coordinator Rick Lewall said "it was a great day, and I'm already anticipating next years race" The Rotary club of Tsawwassen would like to thank all of the drivers, sponsors, volunteers, and the Corporation of Delta for making this years Derby such a success.