Spring  brings renewal and return of Rotary programs
Spring is a wonderful season for renewal and looking forward, and so it is with Rotary!  Rotary everywhere is working for a strong finish to the current year while planning and preparing for the 2023 – 24 Rotary year. Our new leaders, in RI, in District and in our clubs bring a fresh perspective and new ideas. And we blend that with a rich tradition of continuity, especially in our enduring values, as we change and adapt.   
Achievements and activities of our District 5040 clubs in March
Achievements and activities of some of our 49 clubs in Rotary District 5040 in March.
Herring spawning helped with fabric on docks
Pacific herring are a main food source for salmon. There is a threat to herring, and in turn, salmon, due to the loss of much of their natural habitat of eelgrass and kelp beds in recent years and the continued heavy roe fishery in the Salish Sea. To help the herring population grow, the Rotary Club of Pender Harbour started a project to drop fabric curtains off docks each spring as artificial spawning grounds for herring. A curtain can accommodate as many as 3 million eggs. With ongoing monitoring, volunteers carefully remove predators during the spawning season, such as crabs and starfish, allowing the roe to reach maturity within two to three weeks.  -- photo by Jacob Bøtter
Coats for Kids once again fills need
One in two children of a single parent in British Columbia live in poverty and one in five children live in poverty. There is a growing need among children up to age 18 for warm coats to get them through the winter.
For the past 20 years the Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown has been facilitating the “Rotary Coats for Kids” program which has delivered up to 1,900 coats a year. In true community partnership, Rotary works with the local School District and community organizations ensuring that every child in need in Burnaby gets a new winter coat. Schools and service organizations provide a list of children requiring coats with gender and size. photo credit Peakp
Saving the almost 6 million children under five from death
An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented.
Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger. We expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. 
Rotary provides education, immunizations, birth kits, and mobile health clinics. Women are taught how to prevent mother-to-infant HIV transmission, how to breast-feed, and how to protect themselves and their children from disease.
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