Posted by Desmond Devnich on Dec 08, 2016
After spending countless hours volunteering to co-host the annual Rotary Christmas Parade the previous weekend, one might think the members of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack Fraser would take a well-deserved break. Not so!
On Wednesday, December 7, during a regular club meeting, Rotarians in the club committed to covering all of the volunteer shifts needed for the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Drive in two locations on Saturday, December 17 – Save on Foods in Garrison Village and Save on Foods on Promontory Road.
Salvation Army Director of Community Ministries Tim Bohr expressed his appreciation while speaking to the club.
“We are committed to serving the needs of those less fortunate in our city, especially during times of extreme weather conditions. Monetary and volunteer service contributions from members of the community, like Rotary, help us to accomplish this.”
Chilliwack Fraser Rotarians then dug even deeper and passed a hat around the room to collect donations for the Salvation Army in Chilliwack. $4004.70 was raised in this free-will offering; surprising representatives of the Salvation Army in attendance as well as Rotary club president Robert Beischer.
“The generosity of our members never ceases to amaze me,” Beischer said. “Like our Rotary International theme for 2016-2017 says, we are ‘Rotary Serving Humanity’ and today’s actions exemplify this.”
New opportunities for community and international service projects in 2017 are currently being explored by members of the Chilliwack Fraser Rotary Club. It’s evident the spirit of giving is alive and well at Rotary.
Photo courtesy of Walter Sussel.