Rotary Club Community Service Award

Description of donor:

Rotary Club Community Service Award

The Rotary Club of Coquitlam was Chartered in March 1967. It is the first and the oldest Rotary Club in the Tri-Cities area.

We are one of nearly 33,000 Rotary service clubs in over 200 countries. Our members are business and professional people who are guided by the Rotary motto: “Service above Self”.

We support the needs of the elderly, youth and the less advantaged in the Tricities. As well we support relief efforts in areas of the world such as Thailand, Mexico, and Africa and most recently Peru.

Purpose of Fund:

The purpose of this fund is to provide support to an individual, a 'hand up" rather than a "hand out", to assist him or her to continue on a path of:

  1. exemplifying Rotary Standards of Service (The Coquitlam Rotary Club believes very strongly in the concept of international, community and vocational service and firmly endorses the principals of “service above self”, the well known Rotary international motto);
  2. believing in self and integrating own authentic issue with broader issues of humanity;
  3. realizing talents to be used in life;
  4. realizing the power of an individual to bring about positive change;
  5. acknowledging the interrelationship of self, others and life in sustainable development
  6. acknowledging the issues of change relevant to the 21st century (eg: violence, environmental challenges, information technology, poverty, disproportionate distribution of wealth, resources and power, over consumerism”
  7. exemplifying acceptance of diversity of peoples within global society
  8. realizing that equality does not mean sameness
  9. demonstrating a balance between vision and reality, courage and integrity to work with daily challenges;
  10. realizing that daily challenges are metaphors of life: to resolve this is to resolve issue for humanity; and
  11. realizing the leverage of group organization to bring about positive change (eg: Rotary).


Must be nominated by self or others.

How to apply for this fund:

Apply by completing the Nomination Form through the Coquitlam Rotary Club.

How to donate to the fund:

There are several ways you can give to the Foundation. To see all the options click on the following link: Giving Options.

There are two popular ways you can donate to this fund. First, a cheque made payable to the Coquitlam Foundation can be sent to:

P.O. Box 64710, Sunwood Square, Coquitlam, BC  V3B 0H1

Include a note that the donation is for the "Rotary Club Community Service Award". Donations sent this way of $25 or more will receive a tax receipt.

The second way you can donate is through our online donation system, which is provided by Canada Helps, a non-profit organization. Through a fee of 3.5% to cover the cost of the credit card charge Canada Helps will issue you a tax receipt directly for your donations. We thank them for their partnership.