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Vancouver Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Coal Harbour Community Centre
480 Broughton St
Vancouver, BC  V6G 3H4
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4 Way Test:

The meeting was held by a stand-in and a very knowledgeable person having been President for two years, Cleo Perez, who also led the club in the Four Way Test. We had 17 members present, Guest  Rotarian, Tom Smith and our speaker, Spencer Sproule

 

Rotary Moment:

Cleo also continued with chapter two of the History of the Four Way Test.  It has been with Rotary since 1943, having created created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert Taylor for his bankrupt company.
 
 
Announcements:
 
 
  • Rotary Day at the Races. This year the event will take place on Sunday, August 13. Sheila has tentatively booked the afternoon for us, including reserving the family area so that kids came come and enjoy the event and the buffet. Sheila needs to know who might attend. Please let her know as soon as possible so that we can confirm with the racecourse.
  • Whistler Get-Together September 3 at Abigail and Jason House at 8369 Rainbow Drive,
    We will meet at the house and go for a bike ride ( for those who bike) and meet the rest at Lost Lake, Bring lunch/snacks. Start time will be at around 11ish.
    Dinner will be at 5 PM at the house. The hosts will do hamburgers, etc. It is an easy walk or
    drive to the Lake.  Abigail will provide more information and details closer to the date. Let them know who is coming.
  • The official tally is in for the Hoop-a-thon.   Chimp took in $16,971, cash donations $2,000 Others $2,333 Total Gross amount $22, 301, Net after expenses $21,800.  Next year’s goal will be $25,000. Huge success.  Congrats to Gary and his team.
 
Sargent at Arms:
 
Peter Fox did the honours today. Among many interesting stories shared by our members one stood out, Tina is going to be the Chair of the Canadian Bar Association - BC Branch's Equality and Diversity Committee.
 
 
Meeting -    Our speaker today, Spencer Sproule was introduced by Ted.
 
His subject was LNG, an interesting subject for the last few years. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is natural gas,  methane with some mixture of methane that has been converted to liquid form for ease of storage and transport. It takes up about 1/600th the volume of natural gas in the gaseous state. It is odorless, colorless, non-toxic and non-corrosive. Projected location of the plant would be in Prince Rupert or Port Edward. This was approved by five tribes of the Tsimshian First Nations.
 

Employment is expected to be 1139, and contributions to the BC communities, about 156 million dollars.Total spent in BC since 2013 is 7.4 Billion. There are 190 conditions which were laid out before the decisions had been made. One was the formation of an Environment Monitoring Committee consisting of two First Nations tribes.      
 
   
Speaker was thanked by Frances.
 
 
Pics from our meeting today:
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
Show me someone who has never made a mistake and I show you someone who has never tried! - John Wooden Basketball Coach UCLA
 
 
Next Speakers:
 
Yajaira Moran- We Speak Spanish Here
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
 
 
 
 

4 Way Test:

The meeting was led by stand-in Ron Suzuki, who also coached us through the Four Way Test. We had 12 members present as well as guest Scott McCormac, son of Ted, Natalia Lysova, second visit as a potential member, Gloria Staudt, from New Westminister morning club and guest speaker, Saad Karim.

Rotary Moment:

Cleo started a three chapter history of the Four Way Test. In the 1930’s, The Club Aluminum Products and its 250 employees were bankrupt. Herbert J Taylor decided that the company had to change its ethical philosophy to reflect high ethics and morals that God would have waned in business. In the 1940s, Taylor was a director of Rotary International.He offered it to Rotary and it was accepted. It has never changed and was copyrighted in 1954
 
 
Announcements:
 
 
  • Rotary Day at the Races. This year the event will take place on Sunday, August 13. Sheila has tentatively booked the afternoon for us, including reserving the family area so that kids came come and enjoy the event and the buffet. Sheila needs to know who might attend. Please let her know as soon as possible so that we can confirm with the racecourse.
  • Ted sent around a sheet last week regarding Every Rotarian, Every Year. Please send a reply to Ted.
  • Mosaic and Junior Achievement are looking for volunteers.
Sargent at arms:
 
Cleo took over the collection of donations to the Polio Fund.
 
Meeting -   Gloria Staudt introduced our speaker, Saad Karim. Saad Karim from North Vancouver was sponsored by District 5040 as a Rotary PeaceFellow. On August 30, 2012, Saad graduated from the three-month peace program at Chulalongkorn University Bangkok.

Saad has worked for the past ten years with a variety of humanitarian programs in Africa, most recently in Darfur, Sudan. He has accepted a new job working in Liberia.

If your club is interested in nominating someone from your community to attend Rotary’s three-month peace program or one of the two-year graduate university programs please contact the District 5040 Peace Center Committee Chair Gloria Tom Wing

For more information on the Rotary Peace Centers visit www.Rotary.org/RotaryCenters

Saad Karim was selected by his fellow students as one of the two class spokesmen at their graduation. This is the graduation presentation speech can be found by googling “Saad Karim- Rotary Peace Fellow Vancouver, BC”

Thank you to the speaker by Francis Kototyluk
 
 
 
Pics from our meeting today:
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you will start having positive results. Willie Nelson
 
 
Next Speakers:
 
Spencer Sproule-Topic LNG
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 17 members present. We also had Natalia Lysova from Russia, who is currently looking to join a club.

 

Rotary Moment:

Cleo told us some very interesting facts about how Rotary started in Latin America. The firs club was in Cuba in 1916, the second one in Uruguay in 1918.

 
 
Announcements:
 
 
  • Rotary Day at the Races. This year the event will take place on Sunday, August 13. Sheila has tentatively booked the afternoon for us, including reserving the family area so that kids came come and enjoy the event and the buffet. Sheila needs to know who might attend. Please let her know as soon as possible so that we can confirm with the racecourse.
 
Meeting -   Today we had our first business meeting in this Rotary year. President Alfredo led the meeting and we reviewed our plans and budgets for the year.
 
 
 
Pics from our meeting today:
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
 
Barack Obama
 
 
Next Speakers:
 
There will be no meeting on Wednesday, June 28.
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
 
 
 
 

 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 17 members present. Tania Belsito was our guest.

 

Rotary Moment:

Today we skipped the Rotary moment so we could have more time for the Canada 150 presentation.

 
 
Announcements:
 
  • 2017 Hoop-A-Thon: FINAL Call for donations!  If you have not made your donation, please do asap, so we can finalize this year’s totals and deliver on our commitment to Strathcona kids.  You can go on line and receive an instant tax receipt: http://chim.pn/238E2xX
  • Rotary Day at the Races. This year the event will take place on Sunday, August 13. Sheila has tentatively booked the afternoon for us, including reserving the family area so that kids came come and enjoy the event and the buffet. Sheila needs to know who might attend. Please let her know as soon as possible so that we can confirm with the racecourse.
  • Our changeover brunch will be June 25th at Patron Tacos Cantina at 11 am. $35 per person.
  • Rotary Club of Vancouver Bike-A-Thon - July 9 - Seeking Volunteers.
 
Meeting -   Today Larry Belsito put together a very fun presentation about Canada's 150th birthday. The presentation included videos and quizzes.
 
The winners of the quizzes on Wednesday were:
 
Ted was the winner of the best dressed in red and white- One lotto Max ticket

Diana was the winner of the Canadian Inventions with 11 correct answers One Lotto Max ticket

Cam was the winner of the Multiple choices with 9 correct answers  3 Gold Rush Scratchit tickets

Cleo was second with 8 correct answers   2 Gold Rush scratchit tickets

There was a tie for third place with 7 correct answers One Gold rush ticket each Michael, Carlos and Ted
 
These are some Canadian inventions:
 
  1. Peanut butter
  2. Insulin
  3. Java programming language
  4. Canadarm
  5. Basketball
  6. Snowmobile
  7. Standard time
  8. Electric wheelchair
  9. Electron microscope
  10. Poutine of course!
These are the videos we watched:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pics from our meeting today:
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
The beauty of the trees,
the softness of the air,
the fragrance of the grass,
speaks to me.
The summit of the mountain,
the thunder of the sky,
the rhythm of the sea,
speaks to me.
The faintness of the stars,
the freshness of the morning,
the dew drop on the flower,
speaks to me.
The strength of fire,
the taste of salmon,
the trail of the sun,
And the life that never goes away,
They speak to me.
And my heart soars

Chief Dan George
 
Next Speakers:
 
There will be no meeting on Wednesday, June 28.
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 12 members present. We had 2 visiting Rotarians, Blair Trenholme from the Vancouver club and John Robertson visiting from California.

 

Rotary Moment:

Our Rotary moment today was to point out how Mateo Carrete, Alfredo's son, actually scored 10 hoops in the Hoppathon. He is only 5 years old, but he actually practiced for weeks leading up to the event. A true Rotarian in the making!

 
 
Announcements:
 
  • Next week’s meeting (June 21) will be presented by Larry Belsito.  It is a celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.  THERE IS A DRESS CODE.  All those attending are expected to wear red and white (partially, at least).  RED AND WHITE
  • Rotary Day at the Races. This year the event will take place on Sunday, August 13. Sheila has tentatively booked the afternoon for us, including reserving the family area so that kids came come and enjoy the event and the buffet. Sheila needs to know who might attend. Please let her know as soon as possible so that we can confirm with the racecourse.
  • Our changeover brunch will be June 25th at Patron Tacos Cantina at 11 am. $35 per person.
  • Rotary Club of Vancouver Bike-A-Thon - July 9 - Seeking Volunteers.
 
Meeting -   Today we had a business meeting to discuss our club's plans, budgets, and other fun things.
 
 
Pics from our meeting today:
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Helen Keller.
 
Next Speakers:
 
June 21 - Larry Belsito - Canada's 150th Birthday
There will be no meeting on Wednesday, June 28.
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 13 members present. We had a visiting Rotarian from Romania, Dr. Cristian Falup-Pecurariu who is in town attending a congress about Parkinson's disease research. We also hosted the Interact Club of King George school.

 

Rotary Moment:

 

Larry Belsito told us some very interesting stats about Rotary in Canada:

  • There are 2 Canadians on the Rotary International Board.
  • Dean Rohrs, a former member of our club, is the incoming Vice President of Rotary International.
  • There are 24K Rotarians in Canada, 7,600 of them are women, 31.6% of the total.
  • Canada is the 13th country in the world in terms of Rotary members.
  • Canada is #6 in donations to the Rotary Foundation.
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • Rotary Day at the Races. This year the event will take place on Sunday, August 13. Sheila has tentatively booked the afternoon for us, including reserving the family area so that kids came come and enjoy the event and the buffet. Sheila needs to know who might attend. Please let her know as soon as possible so that we can confirm with the racecourse.
     
  • The Hoopathon was a success, the totals are still being tallied and will be available later this month.
  • Our changeover brunch will be June 25th at Patron Tacos Cantina at 11 am. $35 per person.
 
Meeting -   Today our guest speakers were the RYLA attendees that our club sponsored.
 
These are some highlights of their presentation:
 
  • There were over 100 attendees to RYLA this year
  • The activities included workshops on public speaking, a polar bear swim, goal setting workshops and more.
  • They all left RYLA with new friends!
 
 
Pics from our meeting today:
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
"Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art." - Stanislaw Jerzy
 
Next Speakers:
 
June 14 - Business Meeting
June 21 - Larry Belsito - Canada's 150th Birthday
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 16 members present. Our only guest was our speaker Bryan Yu who is the Deputy Chief Economist for Central 1 credit union.

 

Rotary Moment:

 

Sheila Anderson is doing the Rotary Moment this month. Today she read from Rotary Canada some of 20 things to know about Rotary.  Among things he read were – 4 R.I. Presidents were from Canada, Winnipeg was the first club outside the U.S.A., and the R.I. Convention has been held in Canada 7 times and it is scheduled for Toronto next year. 
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • The Hoopathon is this Saturday. Please be there at 10 am and be ready to have fun!
  • Our changeover brunch will be June 25th at Patron Tacos Cantina at 11 am. $35 per person.
 
Meeting -   Today our guest speaker was Bryan Yu, from Central 1 Credit Union. His presentation was titled "Economic and Housing Outlook for Canada".
 
His presentation was filled with very well researched and useful data. These are some highlights:
 
  • Currently, there is a positive outlook for the Global economy. Growth is around 3%
  • 2 more interest rate increases are expected in the US this year.
  • The Canadian economy is expected to have modest growth in the second half of this year.
  • The Bank of Canad is expected to hold rates for the rest of this year.
  • The Canadian dollar is expected to remain in the 74-75 cents exchange rate.
  • BC's outlook is positive, 2.8% growth expected this year.
  • BC's labour market is the strongest in Canada.
 
 
Pic from our meeting today:
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
You can make positive deposits in your own economy every day by reading and listening to powerful, positive, life-changing content and by associating with encouraging and hope-building people.
 
Zig Ziglar
 
 
Next 3 Speakers:
 
 
June 7 - RYLA
June 14 - Business Meeting
June 21 - Larry Belsito - Canada's 150th Birthday
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 14 members present as well as one guest, Anicia Miles.

 

Rotary Moment:

Sheila Anderson is doing the Rotary Moment this month. Today she told us a story about a young woman's journey with Rotary. Sylvia Barton is our District’s first participant in the New Generations Exchange Program and this is the story of the journey she has embarked on with Rotary. Sylvie as she is known by those close to her, is a 3rd year student at SFU majoring in criminology with a minor in First Nations Studies. 
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • Only 1 week to go until the Hoppathon! Don't forget to send out your emails.
  • Join Frances and her Blockwatch Team for the  “Bells for Bikes" event Sunday May 28th. The event will start at 11 a.m. on the Arbutus Corridor from 49th Avenue to 57th Avenue.
  • Our changeover brunch will be June 25th at Patron Tacos Cantina at 11am. $35 per person.
 
Meeting -   Today our guest speaker was John Haley, who showed us a slideshow of his trip to Africa.
 
 
Pic from our meeting today:
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
“Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”
 
Ibn Battuta, The Travels of Ibn Battutah
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
May 31 - Brian Yu - Senior Economist - BC Central One
June 7 - RYLA
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 14 members present as well as 2 guests, Nic Davies and visiting Rotarian Gina Neumann from the Cranbrook club.

 

Rotary Moment:

Sheila Anderson is doing the Rotary Moment this month. Today she gave us a quiz about Rotary history:
 
  • When was Rotary formed? A: 1905
  • Why is it called Rotary? A: The members chose the name Rotary because initially they rotated subsequent weekly club meetings to each other's offices.
  • Where was the second club formed? A: San Francisco
  • Where was the first Canadian Rotary club? A: Winnipeg
  • Where was the first International Rotary club started? A: Dublin
  • When was the Rotary foundation started? A: 1917
  • When were women first admitted as members? A:1987
  • How many countries is Rotary present in? A: 200
  • When did the Polio Plus program start? A:1985
 
Announcements:
 
  • Only 2 weeks to go until the Hoppathon! Don't forget to send out your emails.
  • Join Frances and her Blockwatch Team for the  “Bells for Bikes" event Sunday May 28th. The event will start at 11 a.m. on the Arbutus Corridor from 49th Avenue to 57th Avenue.
  • Our changeover brunch will be June 25th at Patron Tacos Cantina at 11am. $35 per person.
  • The district 5040 site has been upgraded to include a comprehensive section on Rotary Background Check procedures. It can be easily accessed without logging into Clubrunner so is available to volunteers as well as members. On the home page, click on the heading "Take Action" and then on the drop down menu, choose "Background Check". Please spend the time to read through the information and options available to ensure you have an up to date background check.
 
Meeting -   Today our guest speakers were Maria Poe and Lianne Stooshnoff from Mosaic BC. They spoke about the Work BC employment services centre. 
 
MOSAIC is a registered charity serving immigrant, newcomer and refugee communities in Greater Vancouver for the past 40 years.
Supported by a board of directors, the organization manages a $20 million plus budget annually with more than 300 staff, 450 volunteers and 300 contractors.  
 
MOSAIC administers WorkBC Employment Services Centres in Vancouver Northeast of the BC Provincial Government. 
 
WorkBC is the provincial government's access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal – to help all British Columbians to successfully navigate B.C.’s labour market.

WorkBC helps people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills. We also help employers fill jobs, find the right talent and grow their businesses.

Other people who regularly use WorkBC products and services include parents, teachers, career and employment counsellors, human resources professionals, researchers and decision-makers.
 
Visit their website for more information: https://www.mosaicbc.org/services/employment/
 
Pic from our meeting today:
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.
 
Rollo May
 
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
May 24 - John Haley - My African Vacation
May 31 - Brian Yu - Senior Economist - BC Central One
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 14 members present as well as 1 guest, Glenn Wilson.

 

Rotary Moment:

Sheila Anderson is doing the Rotary Moment this month. Today she told us about the Rotary International convention for 1018, which will be in Toronto from June 23-27 2018. Check out the official website: http://www.rotary2018.org/
 
Sam Owori is selected to be 2018-19 Rotary president. The 2016-17 Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International has unanimously nominated Samuel Frobisher Owori, of the Rotary Club of Kampala, Uganda, to be the president of Rotary International in 2018-19.
 
Announcements:
 
  • Don't forget to send out the email to your contacts to gather pledges for the Hoopathon!
  • Our changeover brunch will be June 25th. Date to be confirmed very soon.
 
Meeting -   Today we had a business meeting. These meetings take place after the monthly board meetings. In these meetings, we discuss our club's operation as well as our ongoing and future projects.
 
Last week, our guest speaker was our member Tina Parbhakar. The title of her presentation was "Child and Youth law in Uganda" and this is the recap of her presentation:
 
Tina spoke to the club about her experiences in Uganda with children's rights and the law.

In particular, she described her six month internship through the Canadian Bar Association on a project called Supporting Access to Justice for Children and Youth in East Africa. She worked within the Ugandan Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs and described, for example, a monitoring visit to a remand centre that holds children who have come into conflict with the law and a media tour of Justice Centres Uganda, an innovative effort to ensure citizens outside of the most urban areas of Uganda have access to free legal services and advice.
 
Tina will continue this presentation with specific examples of the Ugandan justice system in action and concluding remarks at a meeting in August. 
 
 
Pic from our meeting today:
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
"All great achievements require time." - Maya Angelou 
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
May 17 - Leanne Stooshnoff / Maria Po - Mosaic/Work BC
May 24 - John Haley - My African Vacation
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 16 members present as well as 1 guest, Glenn Wilson.

 

Rotary Moment:

Sheila Anderson is doing the Rotary Moment this month. Today she told us that the The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.

In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only 1% of charities achive this recognition.

The Foundation also received its ninth straight 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. "Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work,"
 
Announcements:
 
  • Stratchcona is celebrating its 45th anniversay this year.
  • Saori Ogura, our ambassadorial scholar, was published recently in the UBC Forestry magazine "Branchlines". Her article is titled "Indigenous agrobiodiversity and climate change".
  • Gary Chomyn sent all of us the first email that we must send out to our contacts to gather pledges for the hoopathon. Make sure you send it out.
  • We are sponsoring 3 Rotaractors to attend the district conference in Whistler.
  • Sophie Gloy invited us to the 54th International Golfing Fellowship of Rotary (IGFR). It will take place August 6-12. More info here: http://www.igfr2017.ca/
 
Meeting -   Today our guest speaker was our member Tina Parbhakar. The title of her presentation was "Child and Youth law in Uganda"
 
 
Pic from our meeting today:
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. - Zig Ziglar 
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
May 10 - Business meeting
May 17 - Leanne Stooshnoff / Maria Po - Mosaic/Work BC
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 19 members present as well as 1 guest, Liliana Marlene Esparza, a guest of Alfredo.

 

Rotary Moment:

Tina is doing the Rotary Moment this month. She will be talking about Rotarians she has met that have had an impact in her life. She told us about meeting Jim Sparling, a RC Saanich member who is a specialist in chest / respiratory medicine and ran the VIHA chest clinic for more than 10 years before retiring in 2010.  

Jim has been volunteering in Uganda since 1994 on his own and in partnership with a number of Rotary Grants - created the Friends of Mengo Hospital Society. His focus is Tuberculosis. Current incidence in Canada for TB is ~5/100,000. In the 1700’s/1800’s in Europe when TB was at its worst, the incidence rate was ~35 – 40/100,000. In 1994 at a Montreal medical conference professionals were speculating the end of TB in the world by the turn of the century. Currently, in Uganda, the incidence rate is ~700/100,000 and in sub-Saharan Africa it climbs to 1000-2000/100,000 depending on the country. The game changer has been HIV. It suppresses the part of the immune system designed to resist TB.
 
Announcements:
 
  • 3 of our members attended the Rotaract meeting at King George school. They were very impressed by the number of attendees and how enthusiastic and comitted they are!
  • Gary Chomyn sent all of us the first email that we must send out to our contacts to gather pledges for the hoopathon. Make sure you send it out.
  • We are sponsoring 3 Rotaractors to attend the district conference in Whistler.
  • Sophie Gloy invited us to the 54th International Golfing Fellowship of Rotary (IGFR). It will take place August 6-12. More info here: http://www.igfr2017.ca/
 
Meeting -   Today our guest speaker was Daniel Rotman. Daniel has a background in all things mind related and an interest in all things sustainable.
He studied Cognitive Science and went on to complete a Masters in Conflict Resolution. The conflict he sees as the most pressing today is with our relationship to waste.
 
He currently volunteers with SPEC as Co-Chair of the Zero Waste Committee where he is developing a waste reduction education program.
 
He spoke about the "circular economy". A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy (make, use, dispose) in which we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.

Looking beyond the current "take, make and dispose” extractive industrial model, the circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design. Relying on system-wide innovation, it aims to redefine products and services to design waste out, while minimising negative impacts. Underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, the circular model builds economic, natural and social capital.
 
Below are links to the resources I showed during the presentation as well as additional links to resources and other areas of interest.
 
http://www.recyclingalternative.com/ > the organization I work for, we are a local, values based waste management company that embodies the notion of keeping materials at their highest value, and innovates to create and promote opportunities to foster a circular economy
 
https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/ > champions of the circular economy movement
 
http://www.nzwc.ca/Pages/default.aspx > regional and national initiative helping to galvanize the zero waste movement in Canada
 
http://www.masterrecyclervancouver.ca/ > the waste reduction education program I co-created and co-facilitate, be sure to check out the Talkin' Trash radio show for podcast style shows on a variety of topics that alumni of the program created just last year
 
http://vancouver.ca/home-property-development/waste-wizard.aspx > search tool for where to properly dispose of all your municipal waste
 
http://rcbc.ca/ > local not for profit organization to help make recycling easier, they have a hotline you can call to ask questions about disposal of goods as well, and feel free to direct those kinds of questions to me as well as they often don't have good answers to difficult questions
 
http://www.bcrecycles.ca/ > website that lists all the extended producer responsibility (EPR) programs in BC and where to find depots and drop off spots for hard to recycle items, like hazardous waste
 
http://www.spec.bc.ca/waste > lastly, a plug for the organization I volunteer with, which also founded RCBC, and the Master Recycler Program
 
Pic from our meeting today:
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
Andrew Carnegie — 'There is little success where there is little laughter.'
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
May 3 - Tina Parbhakar - Child and Youth law in Uganda
May 10 - Business meeting
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 16 members present as well as 2 guests, Maricarmen Obregon and visiting Rotarian: Carol Brock from Coral Galbes.

 

Rotary Moment:

Tina is doing the Rotary Moment this month. She will be talking about Rotarians she has met that have had an impact in her life. She told us about meeting Stephen Mwanje. In 2010-11, Mwanje was governor of District 9200, which then included Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. As he was researching options to address Uganda’s lack of health care, he crossed paths with Marion Bunch, an American Rotarian who had founded Rotarians for Family Health & AIDS Prevention in 2004. Their collaboration resulted in the country’s first free health clinic, organized by Mwanje in 2011.
 
Announcements:
 
  • We are sponsoring 3 Rotaractors to attend the district conference in Whistler.
  • Sophie Gloy invited us to the 54th International Golfing Fellowship of Rotary (IGFR). It will take place August 6-12. More info here: http://www.igfr2017.ca/
 
Meeting -   Today we had the kickoff meeting for our Hoopathon. Make sure you check out the new webpage: http://hoopathon.ca/
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
"Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see." - Mark Twain
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
April 26 - Matthew Pattinson - Composting/Waste Prevention
May 3 - Tina Parbhakar - Child and Youth law in Uganda
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 21 members present as well as 3 visiting Rotarians: Sophie Gloy, Nic Davies both of them are looking for a club to join (wink, wink) and Carol Brock from Florida. We were also happy to have ADG Davinder Grewal as our guest.

 

Rotary Moment:

Tina is doing the Rotary Moment this month. She will be talking about Rotarians she has met that have had an impact in her life. She told us about meeting Naz Rayani has been honoured for his philanthropic efforts many times over the years, including receiving the Order of Canada. 
 
Announcements:
 
  • The Interact club of King George secondary has invited us to attend one of their meetings. The date is April 21st at noon. Please coordinate with Abigail for more details.
  • We are sponsoring 3 Rotaractors to attend the district conference in Whistler.
  • Sophie Gloy invited us to the 54th International Golfing Fellowship of Rotary (IGFR). It will take place August 6-12. More info here: http://www.igfr2017.ca/
 
Meeting -   Today we had our yearly hockey pool. Good luck to everyone with their teams!
 
Pic from our meeting:
 
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
'Live long and prosper' is an abbreviated version of a traditional Jewish religious blessing. It came to a wider public in the Star Trek TV series. It was used there by the character Mr. Spock
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
April 19 - Business Meeting.
April 26 - Matthew Pattinson - Composting/Waste Prevention
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 15 members present as well as our guest speaker, Dale Albertson.

 

Rotary Moment:

Tina is doing the Rotary Moment this month. She will be talking about Rotarians she has met that have had an impact in her life. She told us about Connie M. Deford, whom she met at a seminar. Connie a  retired City Clerk of Bay City, Michigan. She was voted Michigan City Clerk of the Year and was the recipient of the prestigious Quill Award from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, the Bay County Bar Association Liberty Bell Award, and the Michigan Municipal League Award of Merit.
 
Currently, she serves as a Professional Registered Parliamentarian and meeting consultant. She is a Past President of both the Michigan State Association of Parliamentarians and the National Association of Parliamentarians. She serves clients throughout the United States.
 
Announcements:
 
  • The hoopathon committee has reached out to the Vancouver and Yaletown clubs, both of which have expressed interest in joining our project.
  • We are sponsoring 2 Rotaractors to attend the district conference in Whistler.
 
Meeting -   Our guest speaker today was Dale Albertson, who is an International Development Expert. He is the executive director of ACCES. the African Canadian Continuing Education Society.
 
For more nearly 20 years, ACCES has been helping young Kenyans obtain the skills and education needed to benefit themselves and their society through: post-secondary scholarships; secondary scholarships; primary schools; health, gender and HIV/AIDS awareness; and small business and agricultural training.
 
Please visit their website to learn more: https://acceskenya.org/
 
Pic from our meeting:
 
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." - Willie Nelson
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
April 12 - Hockey Pool led by Paul Hamilton.
April 19 - Business Meeting.
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 17 members present as well as visiting Rotarian Peter Roundhill, from the Lions Gate Rotary Club. We also had Jamey McDonald as our guest speaker.

 

Rotary Moment:

 
James Fox told us about an essay written by a Rotaractor, on this essay, the author highlights the incredible reach and capabilities of the Rotary organization. With 1.2 million members Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries. Interact, organized and sponsored by Rotary clubs for young adults aged 12-18. There are more than 12,300 Interact clubs in 133 countries. Rotaract: groups organized by Rotary clubs to promote leadership, professional development, and service among young adults aged 18-30. There are more than 8,000 Rotaract clubs in 167
countries.
 
As you can see, the impact of Rotary is huge!
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • The hoopathon kickoff meeting will be at our club on April 19th.
  • Rotary Club of Vancouver Sunrise President and Foundation Chair would you please encourage your members to sign up for our District's most important annual event in support of The Rotary Foundation, especially as we celebrate its 100th Anniversary. Guests are welcome. Please email Ted for more information.
 
Meeting -   Our guest speaker today was Jamey McDonald, from the New Hope Community Services Society.  New Hope welcomes and supports refugee claimants and immigrants through housing, employment, and community.
 
They own and operate a 13-unit apartment building in Surrey. It is designed to provide housing for families as they transition to healthy living in Canada
 
The primary need for refugees is safe, secure, reasonably priced housing. New Hope offers this to all categories of refugees. Once housing has been taken care of, refugees need help to settle into their Canadian life. Included in that are such things as:
 
  • Job Skill Acquisition
  • Medical/Dental Care
  • Transportation
  • Schooling for All
  • Culture Learning
  • Safe Living
  • Banking
  • Shopping
  • Recreation (and so much more)
Check out their website for more information: http://newhopecs.org/
 
Pic from our meeting:
 
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
"Love does not need vocabulary"
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
April 5 - Dale Albertson    Fundraising for Charities
April 12 - Hockey Pool led by Paul Hamilton.
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 14 members present as well as Joan Posivy from the Rotary club of Vancouver.

 

Rotary Moment:

 
James Fox jumped right into his club duties by providing us with a Rotary moment today. He told us about the Guatemala literacy project. The Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP) is a partnership between Rotary International clubs and the non-profit organization Cooperative for Education (CoEd). This initiative provides badly-needed textbooks, computer labs, scholarships, literacy and training programs to underprivileged children in Guatemala.
 
You can find more details on their website: http://www.coeduc.org/r_about.htm
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • The hoopathon kickoff meeting will be at our club on April 19th.
  • Rotary Club of Vancouver Sunrise President and Foundation Chair would you please encourage your members to sign up for our District's most important annual event in support of The Rotary Foundation, especially as we celebrate its 100th Anniversary. Guests are welcome. Please email Ted for more information.
  • Volunteers needed.  The annual TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes is taking place on June 11th. As one of their signature fundraising events, they rely on over 500 volunteers to help them execute the event. If any members are interested in volunteering they are welcome to review opportunities on the two websites below. They need volunteers in Stanley Park Vancouver as well as Mill Lake in Abbotsford.
     
    Vancouver: https://goo.gl/A6zV7S
     
    Fraser Valley: https://goo.gl/ksrBPu
     
    Any help would be most appreciated.
 
Meeting -   During our meeting today we had Joan Posivy, from the Vancouver Rotary, tell us about the Global Youth Project. She founded this project in 2014
 
One of her favourite speaking engagements — for the last 20 years, in fact — has been at the Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) camp for young adults. I see an incredible amount of talent and potential in each one of them, and more importantly, I want to be sure they see this in themselves. 
 
Check out her website here: http://globalyouthproject.org/
 
Pic from our meeting:
 
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
March 29 - Jamey McDonald    Better Lives Counselling/New Hope
April 5 - Dale Albertson    Fundraising for Charities
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 18 members present as well as 3 guests, Sophie Gloy from the Rotary club of Victoria and Nic Davies who belonged to the Whistler Rotary club. Both of them have recently moved to Vancouver and are looking for a new club, wink, wink :). We also had James Fox for the last time as a guest since he was inducted today!

Today being International Women's day, we asked our lady Rotarians to recite the 4-way test.

 

Rotary Moment:

 
James Fox jumped right into his club duties by providing us with a Rotary moment today. He told us about a project done by Rotarians from Taipei.
 
In January 2014, a report titled “Child Welfare League Foundation” noted a considerable gap between urban and rural areas. The lack of resources in remote areas led to poorer performance by children, many of who were aborigines. Since these children could never catch up, roughly a quarter of them consider dropping out of elementary school. Improving basic education seemed to be extremely crucial in helping eliminate poverty in these areas.
 
To make the project sustainable, they support teachers specialized in this creative science approach not only to teach fourth through sixth graders, but also train the local teachers in order that they can carry on the training for future classes.
 
In three years, they used Rotary Foundation funds to reach 20 schools. The program continues to grow today.
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • The Gates foundation recently published their yearly public letter with updates on the work they do. This year they mention, and give credit, to Rotary for the fight to end polio.
  • Club members who are interested in visiting the upcoming RYLA can do so. You just need to let them know in advance, it will be on March 15th in Gibsons, BC. Contact info can be found in this link: http://ryla5040.org/contact/
 
Meeting -   Our guest speaker today was Philip Burgess, from the Bottom Up Foundation. 
 
From The Bottom Up Foundation is a registered non-profit providing diaper assistance to the families of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Diapers are expensive—they can cost $70 to $80 or more each month. As a result, parents with limited means often try to make do without them, try to stretch their supply by leaving babies in dirty diapers longer or re-use  disposable diapers. A diaper is a small thing, but can make an impact in a big way.
 
The need is tremendous— healthy child will require an average of 50 diaper changes a week, translating approximately 2600 diaper changes a year.
 
To find out more, visit their official website: https://www.bottomsupfoundation.com/
 
And their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fromthebottomupfoundation/
 
Pic from our meeting:
 
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
"Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude." - Dale Carnegie
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
March 15 - Business meeting
March 22 - Dominic Rubino - Van Entrepren Assn - Global Student of the Year Award
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 19 members present as well as 1 guest, James Fox who will become a member next week.

We all recited the 4-way test.

 

Rotary Moment:

Cleo told us that she is currently taking a training program based on the works of Dale Carnegie. She was impressed to find that there are multiple references to Rotary in his books!
 
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • Our club will take part in the Club Day organized by the Vancouver Public Library on March 4, 2017. The event will take place March 4th at the Library Square from 11:00 to 3:00 pm.
  • Club members who are interested in visiting the upcoming RYLA can do so. You just need to let them know in advance, it will be on March 15th in Gibsons, BC. Contact info can be found in this link: http://ryla5040.org/contact/
 
Meeting -   Our guest speaker today was our member Sheila Anderson. She told us about Project Amigo, in Mexico. This year this is our international project.
 
Project Amigo was born when Rotarian Ted Rose first visited the state of Colima, back in 1984, he went to hike a volcano. But, instead, he took the wrong bus and found himself in a little poverty-stricken village.
 
That mistake, and a few other fortuitous events, led to his decision a couple of years later to trade his comfortable life as the owner of an office machine company for a life surrounded by wonderful, and very poor, children who appeared to need a helping hand if they were ever to break out of poverty.
 
To achieve their goal, the project aims to remove the financial barriers to education through scholarships that include school fees, transportation, uniforms and school supplies, and a hot lunch.
 
To date, there are over 60 university graduates from the project.
 
To find out more, visit their official website: http://www.projectamigo.org/
 
Pic from our meeting:
 
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion." - Dale Carnegie
 
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
 
March 8 - Philip Burgess - Bottoms Up Foundation
March 15 - Business meeting
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 15 members present as well as 2 visiting Rotarians from Brazil: Monica Wagner and Daladiana Lima. Both of them are here in Vancouver for a few months to learn English.

We all recited the 4-way test.

 

Rotary Moment:

Frances presented part III of the "Women in Rotary" topic. She told us about the "Inner Wheel Club" which is an international organisation closely linked to Rotary that was founded in 1924 by Margarette Golding, a nurse, business woman and the wife of a Manchester Rotarian, to unite wives and daughters of Rotarians.
 
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • RYLA. We are sponsoring 8 participants.
 
Meeting -   Today we had our Valentines day auction. Some great items were donated and our club raised funds for our operation.
 
 
 
Pic from our meeting:
 
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
"All you need is loveBut a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt." - Charles M. Schulz 
 
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
Feb 22 - King George Interact Club
March 1 - To be confirmed
 
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 14 members present as well as 2 guests, James Fox, District chair of RYLA south and son of Peter Fox, and Brian Martin from the West Vancouver Sunrise club.

We all recited the 4-way test.

 

Rotary Moment:

Frances presented part II of the "Women in Rotary" topic. She told us how Rotary clubs in Sri Lanks and India wanted to include women as member. And this was 40 years before the US clubs finally allowed women as members.
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • Valentines day auction. Please input your auction item in the online spreadsheet we sent earlier this week.
  • Peace fellowships. Please consider putting forward nominees for this opportunities.
  • RYLA. Looks like we will be sponsoring 7 atendees.
  • ANNUAL ROTARY DISTRICT 5040 CONFERENCE 2016
     Please make a point of opening the website for the District Conference which will take place in Whistler from May 4th to the 7th, 2017. There are discounts for the conference if you follow up sooner than later. The website is: http://celebraterotary.ca/
  • The District 5040 Conference, May 4 – 7, in Whistler, provides a great opportunity for sponsorship to profile your company and support Rotary. Please review the sponsorship package and take one of the options, or join with others in a joint sponsorship. More information here: https://goo.gl/xJPtlP
 
Meeting -   Today our guest speaker was Nate Toevs from the Neil Squire Society.
 
The Neil Squire Society is a Canadian national not-for-profit organization that empowers Canadians with disabilities through advocacy, computer-based assistive technology, research and development, and various employment programs. It has five locations across Canada.
 
The Neil Squire Society began as a result of Bill Cameron's efforts with his relative Neil Squire. When Neil was paralyzed from the neck down in a car accident in 1980, Bill created a “sip-and-puff” machine to allow Neil to communicate using Morse code. 
 
Check out their website for more information: https://www.neilsquire.ca/ 
 
Pic from our meeting:
 
 
 
 
Thought of the day:
 
"If you fell down yesterday, stand up today." - H. G. Wells
 
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
Feb 15 - Business Meeting
Feb 22 - King George Interact Club
 
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 14 members present as well as one guest, James Fox, District chair of RYLA south and son of Peter Fox.

We all recited the 4-way test.

 

Rotary Moment:

Frances will be doing The Rotary moment this month. Today she reminded us that women have only been allowed in Rotary for the past 30 years. It was not an easy transition from being a men-only organization. Clubs from Canada and California played a key role in this change.
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • Fellowship Feb 8th Frankie's Jazz Bar. 4-6pm. Please let Peter Fox know if you are coming.
  • Hoopathon 2017 - We are in the process of confirming the Global TV sponsorship. The event will take place on June 3rd. 
  • ANNUAL ROTARY DISTRICT 5040 CONFERENCE 2016
     Please make a point of opening the website for the District Conference which will take place in Whistler from May 4th to the 7th, 2017. There are discounts for the conference if you follow up sooner than later. The website is: http://celebraterotary.ca/
  • The District 5040 Conference, May 4 – 7, in Whistler, provides a great opportunity for sponsorship to profile your company and support Rotary. Please review the sponsorship package and take one of the options, or join with others in a joint sponsorship. More information here: https://goo.gl/xJPtlP
 
Meeting -   Today our guest speaker was James Fox, chair of RYLA south. 
 
The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary’s leadership training and personal development program for young people. Youth leaders from across the province are sponsored by a participating Rotary club to attend a RYLA camp as an “award” for their demonstrated leadership and service to their community.
 
RYLA South is for grade 10-­12 students looking for an intensive leadership and personal development training program. RYLA South’s goal is to provide participants with the skills they need to navigate their way through the challenges teens encounter in their formative years.
 
The 4­-day camp consists of interactive workshops, team­building exercises, presentations from professional speakers, hands ­on service projects and many other fun activities.
 
Our club is sponsoring 8 attendees this year, 6 from King George and 2 from Strathcona. 
 
 
Pic from our meeting:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 3 Speakers:
 
Feb 8 - Nate Toevs - Neil Squire Soc - Emp Outreach
Feb 15 - Business Meeting
Feb 22 - King George Interact Club
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 16 members present as well as 2 visiting Rotarians: Ehud Falkovitz from Israel and Karin Egedekaderkova from Denmark.

We all recited the Four Way Test.  We had 20 members in attendance and no guests today.

 

Rotary Moment:

The Rotary moment today was to celebrate Lawrence Bicknell who today received his Paul Harris plus 3 medal, congratulations!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • Hoopathon 2017 - We are in the process of confirming the Global TV sponsorship. The event will take place on June 3rd. 
  • ANNUAL ROTARY DISTRICT 5040 CONFERENCE 2016
     Please make a point of opening the website for the District Conference which will take place in Whistler from May 4th to the 7th, 2017. There are discounts for the conference if you follow up sooner than later. The website is: http://celebraterotary.ca/
 
Meeting -   Today we had our Annual Robbie Burns party, with haggis and scotch!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
Feb 1 - Jason Bowman - BC Ferries
Feb 8 - Nate Toevs - Neil Squire Soc - Emp Outreach
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca

Today we celebrated our clubs 30th anniversary. We had a full house with many former members in attendance as well as guests such as: Davinder Grewal, our ADG. Ana Fernandez our financial guru, David Pasin from the West End community centre association. John Bathurst president of the Rotary club of Vancouver, our sponsor. Lokton Au, president of the King George Interact and many other guests.

 

Since today we had a party, there is not a whole lot to report other than sharing some pics from the event:

 

You can see all the pictures in this album: https://goo.gl/ka80IU

 

The thought of the Day: 
 

Rotary vision: Observance of the Golden Rule of service — Real Happiness Is Helping Others

“The search for individual joy, satisfaction, and happiness is universal, and I strongly believe it is a goal that can best be fulfilled by helping others....Some of the most rewarding moments in our lives occur when we are helping, serving, and caring for others.”

— A Chat with President Cliff, THE ROTARIAN, August 1992

 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
Jan 25 - Robbie Burns Day
Feb 1 - Jason Bowman - BC Ferries
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, we all recited the Four Way Test.  We had 20 members in attendance and no guests today.

 

Rotary Moment:

The Rotary moment today was about our guiding principles:
 
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideals of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster the following:
 
FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;

FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
 
Announcements:
 
  • Abigail was inducted as a Paul Harris Fellow, you become a PHF when $US1000 is contributed to The Rotary Foundation. Congratulations!
  • Hoopathon 2017 - The first meeting will be on January 17th at 5 pm. The event will take place on June 3rd. 
  • Our club will be celebrating our 30th anniversary this next January 18th. Make sure you attend the meeting!
  • ANNUAL ROTARY DISTRICT 5040 CONFERENCE 2016
     Please make a point of opening the website for the District Conference which will take place in Whistler from May 4th to the 7th, 2017. There are discounts for the conference if you follow up sooner than later. The website is: http://celebraterotary.ca/
 
Meeting -   Today we had our Annual General Meeting. 
 
 
The thought of the Day: 
 
“If we train our youth properly, we need not have any fear as to the future of the world.” — Inaugural Address, 1949 Rotary Convention, New York, New York, USA
 
Pic from our meeting:
 
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
18 - Jan - Club's 30th Anniversary
25 Jan - Robbie Burns Day
 
Important Links:
 
 
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
 
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: rotaryvancouversunrise.ca
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
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