The Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui is organized into five Divisions to carry out the five Avenues of Service which form the foundation of Rotary’s work, ensuring focus on Service Above Self and that service efforts are balanced and advance all aspects of the Object of Rotary to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.
Club Service — Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
We are a volunteer organization which requires everyone’s help to make the club operate. Everyone gets a chance to pitch in at various times throughout the year. Club Service includes tasks like collecting money at the door, giving the invocation, leading the opening song, greeting arriving members and the like.
Vocational Service — Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society.
As business & community leaders, Rotarians share their skills and expertise through Vocational Service. Your Vocational Service efforts can play a vital role in improving the quality of life for those hardworking members of the community who need direction and expertise. By participating in any of a number of Vocational Service activities – mentoring, career days, vocational awards, business assistance, or even talking about your job at a club meeting – you can turn your experience into an invaluable resource for others.
Community Service — Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest.
Many members focus on Community Service projects. Community Service can be likened to “rolling up our sleeves” to serve our community. Our projects include hosting an annual Wine/Beer Festival and Silent Auction to raise funds for various community needs, hosting an annual Environmental Leadership Award evening to recognize environmentally conscious business leaders in the Abbotsford community who are making efforts to reduce their business’s carbon footprint, participating in a quarterly clean-up of Mill Lake park, participating in various scholarship programs or one of many others projects.
International Service — International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.
Youth Service — Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Rotaract, Interact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.
Youth Service, the newest Avenue of Service, recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults involved in leadership development activities, community and international service projects, and exchange programs that enrich and foster world peace and cultural understanding. The Rotary Club of Abbotsford-Matsqui is committed to involving youth and young adults in all its activities, including vocational, community, and international service projects, and to providing programs and resources that support youth and young adults.