(Left to right) New Abbotsford Rotary Club President Bruce Beck is joined by new board of directors Doris Woodman-McMillan, Dave Loewen, Deanna McIntyre, Ursula Viney, Amy Badesha, Yvonne Douma, George Ho, Chris Oliver, Milt Walker, and Past President Bill Bramwell.

Bruce Beck named new Abbotsford Rotary Club president

Club also installs new board of directors for 2019-20 year

Bruce Beck has been announced as the new president of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford.

Beck assumed the position effective July 1 and will serve one year, taking over the role from past president Bill Bramwell who passed the hat and gavel to Beck on June 25.

Beck has lived in Abbotsford since 1988 and been a Rotarian since 2008. He is a self-employed certified financial planner and certified professional consultant on aging. He has served as community service chair, starfish backpack chair and Halloween Bash planning chair within the Abbotsford Rotary Club.

“I am looking forward to serving the community alongside my fellow Rotarians. Together we are taking the club in a new direction with Vision 20-20, stay tuned for some truly remarkable and impactful programs that will be rolled out in the coming year,” Beck stated.

He previously served two terms on Abbotsford City Council, was a columnist for the Abbotsford Times, is a past director for the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce, and has served on multiple boards and committees including: Abbotsford Downtown Business Association, Agrifair, City of Abbotsford Economic Development Advisory Board, and as Chair of the PLAN A committee. Beck has also volunteered with Abbotsford Emergency Support Services and Abbotsford Fire Rescue Service.

Also inducted to the board of directors were: Milt Walker; Doris Woodman-McMillan; Chris Oliver; Amy Badesha; Deanna McIntyre; Ursula Viney; Yvonne Douma; Dave Loewen; George Ho; and Bramwell as past president.

For more information, visit abbotsfordrotary.com.

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