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25th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Jun 10, 2014 06:00 PM - Jun 11, 2014 11:00 PM
President Darren Mumford
President Elect Stuart Kirkpatrick
Past President Judy McLeod
Secretary Ozzy (Astrid) Crompton
Foundation 1 Larry Odegard
Treasurer Neeta Walia
Membership Team 1 Charlotte Morton
Membership Team 2 Dave Aune
Vocational Service 1 Barry Middler
Vocational Service 2 Kathy Thornton
Public Relations 1 Valerie Giles
Public Relations 2 Allan Baedak
Public Relations 3 Gerry Gainford
Youth Service 1 Bill Brooks
International 2 Beth Nielsen
International 1 Steve Frishling
Sergeant-at-Arms 1 Ray Paquet
Sergeant-at-Arms 2 Kathy Thornton
Sergeant-At-Arms 3 Charles Yates
Community Service 1 Doug Blender
Community Service 2 Ginny Harrison
Posted by Valerie Giles


Posted by Valerie Giles



The SASSY Awards honoured our local youth aged 16 to 21 who make a difference in our community by demonstrating the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self. The City of Surrey, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Surrey School District and Peninsula Community Foundation are supporting this inspiring awards program and event along with several corporate sponsors including the Peace Arch News.

Seven Awards were presented in six categories of: Youth Leadership, Community Service, Humanitarian, Against-the-Odds, Athletic/Sportsmanship, Performing and Visual Arts. Recipients shown in photo above left to right were Amelia Misak for Performing & Visual Arts, Geena Dhaliwal for Against-the-Odds, Felicia Rafael for Community Service and Jake Hanna for Athletic/Sportsmanship. Missing were recipients Ann Choi, Henry Szwaba and June Liu.

Recipients received a $1000 bursary, as well as $500 to donate to a registered charity of their choice and a stylized SASSY Award trophy.

The Show featured international award winning hip hop crew FRESHH, the YouthFest 'Battle of the Bands' winner The ViDOS and other young local performers whose performances were outstanding. Following the show a VIP reception was held with catering from The Boathouse.

Thanks to our youth and all the volunteers who helped make this a memorable event.


Posted by Valerie Giles

Once again we will be selling Safeway Gift Cards from October to December. Denominations are: $50/ $100/ $200/ $500. These are a great idea for Christmas gifts for friends, family, hair stylists etc. The cards have no expiry date and can be used at any Safeway store in Canada and USA. This is perfect for snowbirds who travel south over the winter. Safeway gives 8% cash back to our club for every dollar spent. Each year we use this money for Christmas hampers for a local women's shelter as well as donating the money to the Food Bank which can purchase triple the amount of food for their clients. This is a win-win for everyone. If you would like to purchase these cards, you can contact any member of Semiahmoo Rotary or Ozzie Crompton at 
Posted by Valerie Giles on Jul 09, 2013

The 24th Annual Charity Golf Tournament was held at Hazelmere Golf Course on June 12th. The competition was enjoyable and the day perfect. A great way to raise money for the community. All money raised at this event stay in our local community and is split 50/50 between the Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation and other local charities.



We started out with a burger buffet, and from the top photo above, you can tell it was delicious. After the game the golfers were treated to a steak barbeque buffet, along with countless prizes which were donated by local businesses and Rotarians alike. Thanks to our many sponsors and supporters for making this event so successful each year. Thanks also to the golfers who year after year open their wallets for a great cause. We couldn't do it without you.

In 2014 we will be holding our 25th Anniversary Charity Golf Tournament. Plans are already underway to make it a big event with lots of extras. Stay tuned for that and be sure not to miss it.

Posted by Valerie Giles


The 2013 tournament had great support from the secondary schools in Surrey with 8 teams taking part. The top team was from Earl Marriot with a team score of 65. They were awarded the Pat Dooley Memorial Cup (shown in photo above).
Top individual players were:
Kevin Richardson with a low net of 60.
Edward Metcalf with a low gross of 68.

Top coaches were:
Kevin DeBoice, Panorama Ridge Secondary principal, with a low net of 71
Murray McLeod, Semiahmoo Secondary vice-principal with a low gross of 81.

Patrick Dooley, a young man in our local community, died tragically of complications of the flu on Feb 5th, 2008.  He was an aspiring golfer, athlete and top academic student at Elgin Park Secondary who would have graduated from Grade 12 in June 2009. The Semiahmoo Rotary Club, along with his family and friends, honour Pat and his impact on others in our community each year.

Posted by Gerry Gainford

Discovering spirit of giving
Surrey Now December 4, 2012
ImageNaomi Gantug (Grade 10 student at Elgin Park Secondary in South Surrey, BC)
I've heard many times before that to whom much is given, much is expected. Being one of today's typical carefree 15-year-old girls, and oftentimes admittedly a bit engulfed by my own sense of entitlement, I've never fully understood the meaning of this idea - not until now.
Just recently, four youth including myself were given the wonderful opportunity of accompanying the Semiahmoo Rotary Club to Hermosillo, Mexico for the delivery of 115 wheelchairs to children with disabilities. As cliché as it sounds, the four-day venture truly opened my eyes to the harsh reality that does exist outside the borders of home here in Surrey, having witnessed it first-hand. I've come to recognize our guilty tendency as kids to have blind spots in our view of life while being blessed to grow up in a developed country like Canada. We are stuck behind these impediments until we encounter something that can free us.
Posted by Valerie Giles

After more than 25 years of hard work, Rotary and its partners are now very close to eradicating polio, to making history and to changing the world. We are so close to ending polio—
all we need is you.

Posted by Valerie Giles

The Rotary Club of Semiahmoo has partnered with the Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation to sponsor one of the eight Birthing Rooms at the Peace Arch Hospital.

This $150,000 commitment spans several years so we can leave a legacy for Rotary and have a significantly improved birthing experience for the Doctors, Moms and Dads of the 800 babies that are delivered in the hospital annually.

The existing ward which is being replaced was built in the 1960s. Shown here is the manager of maternity services in the new birthing room.
Posted by Kirk Mitchell

The Semiahmoo Rotary Club has partnered with the City of Surrey to create the Recreational Picnic Shelter adjacent to the Rotary Field House in South Surrey Athletic Park. The Picnic Shelter was built to commemorate the 20th Anniversary (1989-2009) of the Semiahmoo Rotary Club.

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