The Rotary Club of Hope - Serving the Community Since 1946
The Rotary Club of Hope is located at the north-eastern edge of Rotary District 5050, a district that includes the Fraser Valley area of British Columbia, Canada and the north-western part of Washington State, USA. We are located in the community of Hope, population 8,000, which is situated at the junction of 4 major highways between BC's Lower mainland and the rest of the province. Because "city dwellers" from Greater Vancouver often travel through Hope to reach the extensive selection of parks and recreational areas in our neighbourhood, we have long been known as the "Gateway to Holidayland".
Our Club currently has 14 members and meet every Thursday night at 6:30 PM at the Kan Yon Restaurant, 840 Third Ave. in Downtown Hope. The walls of the dining room at the restaurant are covered with banners left by Rotarians that have visited the club in its 50 plus years and represent all continents of the world.
The Hope Rotary Club was chartered in 1946 and has been involved in local community projects since the beginning. This tradition carries on to the present, with more new and exciting community development projects being planned. Presently, a number of parks and trails, the local Health Unit, the Hope Museum, local sports facilities and enhancements to the Fraser Canyon Hospital proudly display the Rotary Wheel as projects completed by our Club. We have also teamed up with other community groups in supporting larger projects, such as the new Aquatic Centre/Library Complex, the Rotary Deck, which overlooks the Mighty Fraser River at the edge of town on Water Street and the Rotary Clock, which sits at the community's main intersection in front of Municipal Hall.
Hope Rotary is also proud of our involvement with the local school system. We sponsor a yearly bursary program in the local High Schools, participate in student exchange programs, and honour a Student of the Month from the Hope High School each month.
Our major fund raisers include a community wide weekly draw, the Fraser River Barrel Race and a TV Auction in the spring. Click on the links above to learn more about our Club, what is coming up and what we have done already.
2011-2012 Club ExecutiveDavid Jubb- President
George Rice - Secretary
Juanita Alexander - Treasurer