Meadow Ridge Rotary and Haney Rotary clubs presented some of the work that Rotary International does around the world to Maple Ridge council on Tuesday. Rotary BC was founded in 1913 and therefore is 100 years old. Ken Holland, president-elect of the Haney Rotary Club and Eric Mollema from Meadow Ridge Rotary asked council to consider declaring Feb. 23 Rotary Day in honour of their 100th anniversary.
Some local initiatives that the Rotarians highlighted were the Sports Banquet that has raised about $550,000 per year, and the Rotary Duck Race that will run for the third year this year.
Internationally they run the End Polio Now campaign.
“You do great work in our community – sometimes quietly behind the scenes,” said Maple Ridge Mayor Ernie Daykin after the presentation.