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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Terrace!
Terrace

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:15 PM
Bavarian Inn (Upstairs)
4332 Lakelse Avenue
Terrace, BC V8G 1N8
Canada
Stories
Don't forget -- you can buy a Duck Race ticket from any member of the Rotary Club of Terrace -- or you can buy one (or more) online.
 
Race Day is August 1, 2022
 
The Rotary Club of Terrace was pleased to welcome visiting Rotarian Leon Venter and his wife Madelyn Venter, who joined us at a recent meeting.
 
The Venters were visiting from Klerksdorp, South Africa.
 
 
Rotary Club of Terrace installation of 2022-23 President Manuela Krisinger and her executive.
 
PHOTO:  Assistant District Governor Ron Malmas, outgoing president Sean Bujtas and incoming president Manuela Krisinger
(Photo by Sarah Zimmerman)
 

The Rotary Club of Terrace recently donated $2,500 to My Mountain Co-op/Shames Mountain to support the hill's Snow Angels program, which allows low income kids to have the opportunity to ski and snowboard.

My Mountain Co-op Director Kelly Gingles accepted the cheque from Rotary Club of Terrace president Sean Bujtas.

Terrace Rotary was busy as 2021 came to an end, with three more donations to local community groups during the month of December.

President Sean Bujtas and Treasurer Rich Toomey presented a cheque for $5,000 to Cindy Hall of the Terrace Women's Resource Centre, to support the centre's Imagination Library. The Imagination Library is an international initiative founded in 1995 by singer Dolly Parton to promote reading and literacy.

They also presented the Rotary Club's $3,000 contribution Mary Krug and Laurie Mitchell of “Stitching Generations” to provide comfort quilts for Terraceview Lodge, Mills Memorial Hospital and RCMP Victims Assistance, among other local organizations in need.

And a $2,000 cheque was given to Rose Dreger, Marion Falette and John Van De Velde of the Terrace Church's Food Bank to help feed those in need during the busy Christmas-New Years season.

The Rotary Club's contributions came from funds generated during last August's Wild Duck Race and November's TV/Online Auction.

 

 

The Rotary Club of Terrace got into the Christmas Spirit over the holiday season with a contribution to this year's Salvation Army Christmas Hamper program.

In the photo below, Terrace Salvation Army Lt. Sabrina Silvey is presented a cheque for $2,500 from Rotary Club of Terrace member Brian Downie.

 

The 61st annual Rotary Club of Terrace Auction is now history – and despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, area residents once again showed their generosity – and an eye for bargains.

Preliminary numbers released by the club after the two-day weekend auction show a total of $46,765 was bid on the 400 items donated by area businesses and agencies.

That represents just over 64% of the total retail value of the items.

Residents also donated $2,550 in cash.

The auction was live-streamed on YouTube, and was also available on Zoom – and despite a few technical glitches, Rotary Club spokesperson Brian Downie says the weekend went fairly well, thanks to the help of the many volunteers and the giving spirit of Terrace and area residents.

For the second straight year, COVID restrictions meant that spectators were not allowed in the Terrace Sportsplex to bid from the floor.

The money raised through the auction will be used to support the many community projects funded by Rotary.


The 61st Rotary Club of Terrace TV Auction has started online at www.auction.terracerotary.org. You can see the Items on the website. You can also view the listing of Auction items on the Rotary Club of Terrace Facebook page later this weekend. Pre-bidding starts at 5 PM Friday October 29th.
 
You will require a Bid # to bid on any item which you can obtain by opening New Buyer Registration page on the Auction home page. If you need a reminder of your last year's Bid number, contact auction@terracerotary.org.
 
Our live Auction is on Saturday November 6th and Sunday November 7th and this year we will livestream the Auction on YouTube. You can bid online, or phone 778-634-3501. The Auction times are Saturday November 6th 6 to 11 PM and Sunday November 7th 2 to 10 PM.
 
When we contact successful bidders to confirm your bids, we will ask for payment by debit or credit card, or e-transfer. You will be able to pick up your items outside the Sportsplex at our pick up station.
 
 

Special thank you to MacCarthy Motors who has donated $750 cash to the Terrace Rotary Auction.
 
A reminder that Auction pre-bidding will be available online October 30th. The live Auction will begin November 6th-7th at the Terrace Sportsplex.
COVID-19 may have once again stopped the Rotary Club of Terrace from dropping thousands of plastic ducks into the Skeena River this year -- but it didn't stop the club from generating more money for its funding programs in the community.
For the second straight year, the club was forced to hold a ticket raffle, rather than its annual Riverboat Days Wild Duck Race, due to the pandemic.
 
But Club Treasurer Rich Toomey says ticket sales were as brisk as ever this year, with the club reporting gross revenues of $72,280.
 
After expenses are deducted – including paying out the top prize of $25,000 – the club will use the proceeds to support projects both here in Terrace and around the world.
 
This year's top prize winner was Falecia Tait – a former Terrace resident who now lives in Prince George (photo at right).
 
The winner of the second prize – a 1/2 hour helicopter ride courtesy of Canadian Helicopters Ltd – was Erick Christiansen.
 
Ashley Phillips won the third prize (a $500 gift card from Safeway) and Tom Radek claimed the fourth prize (a $500 gift card from Canadian Tire).
The Rotary Club of Terrace has been honoured for its commitment to the Rotary Foundation.
 
During a recent visit by District Governor Lorne Calder, Club President Sean Bujtas and Foundation Committee Chair Dave Merritt were presented with a certificate recognizing the club's "Major Donor Level 1" status for raising $13,768 during the 2020-2021 Rotary year.
 
Of that total, $11,595 goes to Rotary's Annual Program Fund (APF) and the remaining $2,172 is for Rotary's "Polio Plus" program, designed to eradicate polio globally.
 
The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions.
Brian Downie has been awarded Rotarian of the Year! This award is awarded to the Rotarian who clearly stands out in demonstrating “Service Above Self”. Brian has made significant contributions to the mission and operation of our club, was instrumental in the success of our 2020 Rotary Auction, as well as all other Rotary initiatives throughout the year. Thank you for your service Brian, we are so lucky to have you!
Our annual Rotary Duck Race is well underway as very popular Raffle. Ducks are available on-line at www.Buy-A-Ducky and by purchasing ducks at the many locations in Terrace. Canadian Tire, the Farmers Market, or at the BC Liquor Store are all locations where Rotarians will be pleased to help you buy a duck!
 
Funds raised enable the Rotary Club of Terrace to support the many great opportunities in the community and globally.
Join Rotarians from across Canada in the Celebrating our Rotary Foundation Gala and Fundraiser, on May 12, 2021.
The Terrace Community Forest will reconstruct parts of the Howe Creek Trail, bridges and upgrade Donald St (a part of the pedestrian walking route towards Howe Creek). Reconstruction has progressed on this very popular urban trail over  the past three years of work. Our Rotary Club is pleased to have contributed each year with other community partners and contribute today we presented $5,000 towards this project to be completed in 2021. Presenting the cheque is President Tony deViveiros to Terrace Community Forest General Manager, Kim Haworth.
The Rotary Club of Terrace holds our weekly Rotary meetings virtually on Zoom during the pandemic, while the Provincial Health Officer Orders are in effect. Visitors and Rotarians from other Clubs are welcomed to join our meetings, and we extend the invitation  to share what Rotary does in the community and globally.
To attend our weekly Rotary meeting, contact Tony deViveiros, Club President, at ynotlefty03@gmail.com, or Reece Dozzi, Club Secretary, at reece@citywest.ca and they will provide the Zoom link to an upcoming meeting.
In October, Ron Malmas & the Rotary Club of Terrace-Skeena Valley, talked to our Club about their Terrace Starfish Pack program and the urgent need for food for elementary and middle school students in the Terrace area. Today, dedicated Rotarians organized their weekly bags of food for distribution to students and their families for the weekend- this week requests for 90 packs were filled and delivered to four schools.
 
The Rotary Club of Terrace is pleased to contribute $12,000 to Starfish Packs which will provide 20 children with food each weekend for the year.
 
Businesses and individuals are encouraged to donate to meet the need of hungry children in Terrace. Donations for this project are gratefully received by the Coast Mountain School District. on behalf of the Rotary Club of Terrace-Skeena Valley.
As you are all aware, the Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, has implemented province-wide restrictions to combat the Covid-19 pandemic. This will affect our Monday lunch meetings as all gatherings are now restricted.
Effective Monday November 23rd, the Rotary Club of Terrace will be commencing our meetings via Zoom once again. The Zoom meetings will stay in place until otherwise stated (likely into the New Year).
 
Rotary welcomes visitors to our virtual meetings, so if you are able to join our weekly meetings, please contact any of our Executive to get the Zoom link.
Ron Malmas presented the Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley Starfish Pack program to feed hungry kids. 
In partnership with Coast Mountain School District and Save On Foods Terrace, the Rotary Club of Terrace Skeena Valley have distributed over 7500 Starfish Packs to approx. 150 school children and their families over the last 3 years.  Thanks to the hard work of the Rotary Club of Terrace-Skeena Valley, and the generosity of their community, Terrace Starfish is proudly able to serve students at Thornhill Primary, Cassie Hall Elementary, Suwilaawks Community, Skeena Middle School, Parkside Secondary School.
 
The Starfish packs are funded by individuals and businesses sponsoring a pack for $600 a year and funding from Rotary. The cost of food for the program last year was $82,000 and the anticipated 2021 budget is for $120,000.00: $600 feeds one child every weekend and it is reported that the children we feed are so very thankful.
Visit Starfish in Terrace at starfishpack.com/terrace
The Terrace Rotary Auction, held November 7th and 8th was very successful, raising $50,000, surpassing previous years revenue. Rotarian worked hard to implement pandemic safety measures as well as create new live-streaming initiatives.
Over 225 businesses donated 388 items, valued at $70,380. With that support, and the lively bidding from the community, the 2020 Auction was a huge success.
 
Funds raised enable the Rotary Club of Terrace is respond to many community projects as well as support international global initiatives.

The 60th annual Rotary Club of Terrace TV Auction is Saturday November 7th and Sunday November 8th.  This Auction is the main fund-raiser of the Club and enables Rotarians to do great work in our community and to contribute to international Rotary projects.

Our live Auction will be at the Terrace Sportsplex and can be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Aw0-ZEiy-Ro.  Items being sold can be seen on http://auction.terracerotary.org and in the Auction Program at http://auction.terracerotary.org/Reports/Pdfs/NewspaperInsert2.aspx.

This week, Rotarians heard a special presentation from Hatha Callis of  NSD Development Corporation (Progressive Ventures), who provided details about an exciting new proposal to create an inland port on the old Skeena Cellulose mill site in Terrace.

The project involves a proposed development which would see a transload train container-loading facility, built on the northern portion of the old mill site, and mixed use commercial and light industrial service center institutional properties available for development on Keith Avenue. 
The proposal is in its early stages and would require zoning approval, but Hatha explained the job-creation potential of the facility, both in terms of direct jobs and spin-offs. 

More information will be forthcoming, as the City will hold an open house and a public hearing later this month.

WestJet has reduced operations over the past 7 months from 75,000 flights per day to 2000 each day, due to Covid-19, and travelers preferring to stay close to home. Karen Hawyes is the WestJet Terrace Base Manager, and updated our Rotary Club on the state of WestJet operations after 7 months of the pandemic.
 
Due to reduced passenger numbers during the pandemic, WestJet had reduced flights into the Northwest Regional Airport to three flights per week. This month, WestJet flights to Terrace will resume to 18 flights per week. WestJet will intends to restart international flights to London and to Mexico in the near future.
Charlotte Guno, matriarch and Kitsumkalum Education Administrator, spoke at our September 14th Rotary Club meeting about her Kitsumkalum community, and their programs to advance education achievement.  Kitsumkalum students attend Coast Mountain School District and independent schools as well as the Kitsumkalum Community School.  Charlotte expressed pride in the improvement in high school graduation of students from their community.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Terrace is excited to announce the winners of the 2020 Wild Duck Race draw.
 
1st Prize: Lutz Budde (Oona River)
2nd Prize: Donna Latimer (Terrace)
3rd Prize: Josh Staeheli
4th Prize: Nicole Hendry (Terrace)
 
Congratulations to all of this year's winners; the Rotary club will be in touch with each one of you!
 
This year's Rotary Duck Race has been very successful.  Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket in support of local Rotary initiatives.
Only three more weeks to acquire your Duck in 2020!  Only $20, and you will support Rotary to do great projects in our community.
The annual Rotary Club of Terrace Duck Race draw is on August 3rd, and the prizes are awesome!
 
 
This year, you can buy your Duck online at www.buyaducky.ca
The 2020 Terrace Rotary Wild Duck Race is underway with tickets can be bought online and by buying Duck tickets from Rotarians. Help Rotary create lasting change in our communities.
Speakers
Manuela Krisinger
Aug 22, 2022 12:15 PM
Club Business Meeting
Labour Day Holiday
Sep 05, 2022
No Club Meeting
John Berry, District Governor
Sep 12, 2022 12:15 PM
District 5040 Priorities in 2022-23
Krista Ramsay
Oct 03, 2022 12:15 PM
Welcoming Terrace Network- Local Immigration Coordinator
Thanksgiving Holiday
Oct 10, 2022
No Club Meeting
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