Eddie Leigan prepares the tickets for the Golden Rotary Raffle. The progressive 50/50 raffle tickets are being sold from now up until the draw at the Fall Faire on Sept. 8. Tickets are $2 each

President informs on Golden Rotary projects

Welcome to our monthly column on what's going on with the Golden Rotary club, by club President Greg Ehman.

Greg Ehman

President of the Golden Rotary Club

Welcome to our monthly column on what’s going on with the Golden Rotary club.

As the 2012/2013 President, one of my first goals is to dispel some myths about Rotary.  You wouldn’t believe the number of times I have been approached with the same question “What?  You’re in Rotary?  I thought Rotary was a club full of grey-haired old men who go for lunch?”  Trust me. It’s not like that at all.

Golden Rotary is a volunteer organization representing an excellent cross-section of our community – professional and business leaders from all walks of life – all contributing their passion and strengths to building better communities.  The common goal that unites us?  Helping others – and having fun while doing it.  It’s Humanity in Motion.

Looking forward to the upcoming year, we are working on developing the Confluence Park Project, improving and expanding the Rotary Trails network and continued support of a broad variety of local community needs.  We also continue with our focus on youth – supporting both inbound and outbound student exchanges as well as both the Aman Virk Scholarship and the Rotary Bursary.

Internationally we continue to support Rotary’s ongoing efforts to End Polio Now.  With just three countries left where polio is endemic, Rotary is so close to eradicating this terrible disease forever.

We are also actively looking for new members to contribute with new energies and new ideas.  It’s not a huge time or financial commitment, but the rewards are abundant.  If you are interested in being part, would like to put your talents to work, or simply interested in hearing more, either approach a local Rotarian or join us for lunch at 12 p.m. at the ABC in the Prestige any Thursday.

In the coming months, be on the lookout to purchase our new 50/50 Plus tickets and be part of Golden’s biggest 50/50 draw.  The final draw will take place at the Fall Faire on September 8. Don’t be the only one without a ticket.  See you next month and stay tuned for exciting things Golden Rotary is doing in our community.

Check us out online at www.facebook.com/RotaryGoldenBc.


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