The Rotary Club of Abbotsford’s board of directors for 2020-21 is (top row, from left) president Milt Walker, Dave Loewen, Deanna McIntyre, (middle row) Bruce Beck, Marion Keys, Doris Woodman-McMillan (bottom row) Rod Thomson, Chris Oliver and Les Squire. Missing is Amy Badesha.

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford’s board of directors for 2020-21 is (top row, from left) president Milt Walker, Dave Loewen, Deanna McIntyre, (middle row) Bruce Beck, Marion Keys, Doris Woodman-McMillan (bottom row) Rod Thomson, Chris Oliver and Les Squire. Missing is Amy Badesha.

Rotary Club of Abbotsford inducts new president for 2020-21

Milt Walker has extensive community involvement and experience

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford has installed Milt Walker as president for the 2020-2021 Rotary year, effective July 1.

Past president Bruce Beck virtually passed the hat and gavel to Walker on June 26 for the ceremony that was conducted via Zoom by Dr. Mark Evered, former president and vice chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley.

Walker joined Rotary in May 2010 and has served in various capacities since then. He retired in 2018 from his role as executive director of the Kinghaven Peardonville House Society.

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Walker is an active member of the community and served as the board chair of The Reach Gallery Museum in Abbotsford, was a member of the City of Abbotsford’s parks, recreation and culture commission, and was a member of the City of Abbotsford’s social development advisory committee.

Walker has been a resident of Abbotsford for more than 30 years. He is happily married to Rita and has four grandchildren.

In his spare time he is a “duffer golfer.”

“I look forward to serving the members of the Rotary Club of Abbotsford for the coming year as we continue in our efforts to raise funds to support local, nation and international initiates during this unique and challenging pandemic year,” Walker said.

Also inducted to the board of directors were: Dave Loewen, Deanna McIntyre, Bruce Beck as past president, Marion Keys, Doris Woodman-McMillan, Rod Thomson, Chris Oliver, Les Squire, and Amy Badesha.

The Rotary Club of Abbotsford meets every Tuesday at noon via Zoom video conferencing. Visit for more information.

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