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New Rotarians inducted in Quesnel

Three new members recently welcomed
Tammi Vik, left, is inducted by Rotarian Sandra Lewis on Thursday, Feb. 3 into the Rotary Club of Quesnel with Tania Milliken and Bill Anderson. (Rotary Club of Quesnel Facebook)

The Rotary Club of Quesnel is on a roll.

Three new members were inducted Thursday, Feb. 3, with the help of district governor Lorne Calder and his wife Sue who made the drive from Prince George.

“I see problems all over the world, and even locally that I can’t solve by myself, but with other like-minded people, we can make an influence on those things and have an effect,” said local president Beverley Haluschak.

The latest Quesnel Rotarians include Tammi Vik, Tania Milliken and Bill Anderson.

Haluschak described all three as community-minded individuals and great additions to the club.

Vik owns K-Max Games and Videos with her husband and regularly gives back to the community.

Haluschak said Anderson could be found volunteering with his wife Marg, a Rotarian, and that many believed he was already a member.

Milliken became interested in becoming an active member after her daughter, Katrina, was selected to participate in Rotary Youth Exchange, which is hoped to resume in August after being suspended for the past two years due to COVID-19.

All new members are proposed and recommended to the board by current Rotarians.

Membership currently stands at 44 strong, and Haluschak said they would likely be inducting two more members next week.

On Thursday, Feb 10, Megan Tilsner and Nicole Pressey were inducted.

“The president each year before they begin their work with the club sets goals, and our membership was at 37. I set a goal of 50 by the time the Rotary year ends at the end of June, so we’re well on our way of meeting that goal,” Haluschak added.

“It’s always invigorating to see new people come along with new ideas and a fresh perspective.”