Eleanor Kendell, Brian Downie, Linda Campbell, Eric Bottah, Cheryl Rumley, Gareen Ball, and Darcy and Doug Long.

Rotary District Governor visits Kitimat

“We saw the devastation and wondered what could be done to help.”

Rotary District 5040’s District Governor Darcy Long was in Kitimat to visit different projects completed by Kitmat’s Rotary Club over the years.

Darcy and her husband Doug drove up from their hometown of Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast and toured Kitimat with Rotarian Linda Campbell.

Speaking at a Rotary Kitimat barbeque held on August 28, Darcy Long said the couple were in Thailand when it was hit by the tsunami.

“We saw the devastation and wondered what could be done to help. It was on that trip that we saw a huge signboard informing people about the six Rotary Clubs of Phuket working together to rebuild the local fishing fleet,” said Darcy. The next year the couple were invited to join Rotary and “never looked back.”

Darcy, who lives through acts of kindness, said she was inspired by what she has seen at the different Rotary branches in her district and wanted to take many of the ideas back to Sechelt to try to implement.

Darcy also took time to showcase Rotary’s commitment to eradicate polio and talked about the Rotary Convention in Sun Peaks next year, a first as the two districts join together to host a convention.

The Rotary Club of Kitimat meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Should you be interested in learning more about them, contact president Robin Lapointe by email at: robin.lapointe16@gmail.com.


Gill Pendrey and Cliff Grant.

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Brian Downie and Dave Pendrey. Photos Gerry Leibel

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