Speaker Date Topic
Natashia Cox & Paige Smith Sep 29, 2021
Fraser Valley Watershed Coalition

Paige Smith – Started working with the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition in the spring of 2021 as a Restoration Field Technician. She shifted into the role of Watersheds Educator mid-summer to advance the organization’s ability to inspire and educate our communities on the importance of watersheds. She enjoys all outdoor activities and believes everyone should have the opportunity to learn about their local environment.

 

Natashia Cox – Is the Program Director and, along with the governing board of directors, oversees the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition. She is a Registered Biology Technologist, Qualified Environmental Professional and BC Society of Landscape Architecture Associate. She is dedicated to resource management and watershed planning. Her goal is to conserve natural assets and create opportunities for communities to connect with nature. She leads and collaborates on complex projects including designing and implementing habitat restoration projects, sensitive habitat inventory mapping and bio-engineering. She is very proud of her team of volunteers, members, staff and directors who work tirelessly to achieve our goals “It takes a team to build the dream!”

Raj Mutti Oct 06, 2021
Abbotsford Canucks

Raj is the VP of Operations for Abbotsford's newest hockey team!

Beverly Harrington Oct 13, 2021
Rotary District 5050 Governor
Bev grew up in San Mateo, California, and lived in the same house until she left for college with a stay-at-home mom and a dad who worked two jobs to provide for her and her three brothers.  It was a happy time with summers spent camping and water skiing.  After returning from a year in Austria as an exchange student, she attended the University of California, Berkeley, until marrying and starting a family. 
 
Bev joined Rotary in 2005 due to its focus on Service Above Self and the opportunity to join with others to make a difference locally and internationally.  She is a graduate of the Rotary Leadership Institute and served as her club’s president in 2016-2017.  Because “Doing Good in the World” requires financial resources, she is a member of the Paul Harris Society and a Major Donor of The Rotary Foundation. 
 
Early on in her career, Bev was a credit union CEO.  Over the years she was the Director of Finance for a high-tech company in Seattle, Business Manager/Accountant at the Seattle Girls School, and Chief Financial Officer at the Pacific Northwest Trail Association in Sedro Woolley.  She also served as the Manager of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce, taking it from a box of records without an office to a full-fledged operation. She has owned and worked in her own business since 1988, Skagit Auto Licensing, providing vehicle titling and licensing services to the local community for the State of Washington.  In 2007 she obtained a Career & Technical Education Certificate from the State of Washington and was the initial instructor of the Academy of Finance at the Northwest Career & Technical Academy.   
 
Bev developed the Rotary Youth Engaged in Service (YES) program in 2007 to involve high school youth in local and international service.  She was a Group Study Exchange Team Leader to Ecuador in 2009.   She has served on the RYLA committee, co-chair of the District Vocational Committee, and was the 2019 District Conference Chair.  She is a recipient of Rotary International’s “Service Above Self” award.
Business Meeting Oct 20, 2021
Monthly Update from the Board