Rotary Club of Chilliwack member Brad Whittaker has been selected as Rotary District 5050 District Governor for the 2019-2020 Rotary year, and as such, is now responsible for all Rotary and Rotaract Clubs from south of Vancouver BC to Everett WA and from the San Juan Islands to Hope.
Whittaker has been a member of the Rotary Club of Chilliwack since 2002 and the fourth member of that club to achieve the District Governor position. The last Rotary District Governor from Chilliwack was Larry Stinson 2008-2009.
People know Rotary from the impact Rotarians make in the community. There is a Rotary hand in just about everything in our community: from the Rotary Trails, Blue Heron Nature Reserve, parks, scholarships, Chilliwack General Hospital, University of the Fraser Valley, the Chilliwack Cultural Centre to name just a few things.
Whittaker states: “Rotary changes lives for the better in our community and across the globe and I am honoured to be part of that change as it has made me a better person as well.”
District 5050 has 69 Rotary and Rotaract Clubs with over 2,500 members. Our motto is”50% Canadian – 50% American – 100% Rotarian”. Whittaker will spend his year travelling to meet with those clubs and supporting them in all their activities.
Chilliwack has four Rotary clubs. The Chilliwack Club meets Fridays at noon; the Chilliwack Fraser Club meets Wednesdays at noon; the Chilliwack Mt. Cheam Club meets Thursday at 7 am – all at the SureStay hotel; and the Chilliwack After Hours Club meets every 2nd Monday at 5:30 at the Chilliwack Curling Club.