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Rotary Club of
Since 1966
57 members

Linda Carney Rotary Cares bike ride fundraiser
We are known for:
  • Presidential Citation Award for the last 4 Years.
  • The Rotary Beef BBQ at the annual Squamish Days Logger Sports Festival.
  • Community Service:
    • annual bike ride in June raises funds for the “Linda Carney Rotary Cares Fund” to assist locals with necessary health care expenses not otherwise covered.
    • fundraise and fully support the School Breakfast Program at 6 Squamish elementary schools.
    • raise $10,000/year for local community projects through a 50/50 type lottery ticket sale.
    • have been successful in obtaining $155,000 in Gaming Grants over the past 10 years to assist local community groups and activities.
    • support & participate in many community events including Community Christmas Cares, School Bike Safety Rodeos, Shoreline Cleanup, Pitch-in Week, Hike for Hospice and more.
    • Rotary Garden at the Westcoast Railway Heritage Park
    • Rotary Pavilion at the Squamish Legacy Sports Park
    • pavilion and garden beds at the Squamish Youth Centre
    • Chemotherapy Pharmacy at Squamish General Hospital
  • Youth Service: support and are actively engaged in YEX, STEP, RYLA, the Adventures Programme, and have an Interact Club and a Rotaract Club.
  • International Service: accessed TRF Global Grants for projects in Kenya (maternity clinic), Mexico (school for the hearing impaired), and Guatemala (remote heath clinic), over the past 5 years; currently working on a clean water and sanitation project in Kenya,
  • Foundation: supplement our fundraising for the Rotary Foundation by hosting social dinner events where club members host and other members or non-members donate to attend. 
  • EndPolio: We also hold a Polio Day event and have on-going fundraising for PolioPlus.
  • Having FUN!
Our Goals for 2016-17:
  • To retain and increase membership.
  • To increase participation in local community events.
  • Our posted goals in Rotary Club Central.
On September 8th, 2016, we are celebrating our club’s 50th anniversary with a special dinner at the Squamish Valley Golf Club
  • assist with putting in a community park
  • increase our work with the Squamish Food Bank.
  • on September 18th we are participating in a new bike ride to raise awareness and funds for mental health: Ride Away Stigma to encourage open discussion on mental health and help remove the associated stigma.
  • on October 22nd we are assisting with a Pumpkin Patch event working with other community groups to provide a community event for young families around Halloween (and promoting the Food bank).
  • in February we want to sell and put up Valentine Hearts in Downtown Squamish as a fundraiser
Members recognized:
  • Lloyd Ingraham will be 100 years young this year on September 5, 2016.  Lloyd joined the club in 1967, 6 months after the club was chartered, and has been very active since.  Lloyd is our honorary President for 2016-17.  He has been extremely generous in supporting many community initiatives over the years.
To learn more about any of these projects or features:
Brian Finley, Public Relations & Communications , Rotary Club of Squamish 
Opening Rotary Pavilion at the Squamish Legacy Sports Park
Rotary Beef BBQ at Squamish Days Loggers Sports 2016
Building a pavilion and garden beds at the
Squamish Youth Centre
Squamish Rotarians at the maternity facility in Miguta, Kenya
Canada Day parade