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Vancouver Sunrise

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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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

At this Wednesday's meeting, Frances led us in the Four Way Test.  We had 14 members in attendance and no guests today.

 

Rotary Moment:

The Rotary moment today was a reminder about the importance of membership.
 
Announcements:
 
  • 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 our guest speaker was Ron Suzuki giving us his classification talk.
 
These are some of the highlights of his presentation about his fascinating and inspiring life:
 
  • His Grand Father arrived in Canada from Japan in 1905.
  • He was born in Delta, BC and had a 41-year career as a community centre operator. 16 of those years in the Strathcona community centre.
  • He was able to put himself through school by working full time and learning the 4 hours of sleep method.
  • He was an avid runner and he was the top Canadian running in the Seattle marathon in 1978.
  • In 1982 he became the national coach for the Cerebral Palsy Association.
  • He is a licensed Sushi instructor and was hired by Jim Pattison to teach at the World Fair.
  • He has taught sushi making to over 50K people.
 
 
The thought of the Day: 
 
“Man has affinity for his fellowman, regardless of race, creed, or politics, and the
greater the variety, the more the zest. All friendliness needs is a sporting chance;
it will take care of itself in any company.”

— A Road I Have Travelled, THE ROTARIAN, February 1934
 
Pic from our meeting:
 
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
11 - Jan - Business meeting
18 - Jan - Club's 30th Anniversary
 
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, Cleo led us in the Four Way Test.  We had 12 members in attendance, Rotarian Gordon Cormack from Calgary and our guest speaker, Nick Parker.

 

Rotary Moment:

“Rotary is Fellowship. Real Fellowship is frank, spontaneous, full of warmth, and if
you want to gauge its depth you will find that it is the difference between “Mister”
and “Bill” — “Reverend” and “Jack.”

— Call Him “Bill,” THE ROTARIAN, May 1915
 
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • There is no meeting next week, December 28th. 
  • 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/
  • Sheila will be visiting Project Amigo in Mexico. She is requesting children and teens clothing donations. She leaves on January 6th, please make sure you bring your donations before that.
 
Meeting -   Today our guest speaker was Rev. Nick Parker. He is currently the rector of St. Stephen's in West Vancouver. A former Canadian Naval Officer, he attended Royal Military College, Trent University, and Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. 

Nick is a keen sailor, cyclist and boat builder with a love of the outdoors. His musical claim to fame is that he was once introduced by his Cathedral Organist as playing the bagpipes and the banjo.
 
He spoke about the global network of Mission to Seafarers centres (www.missiontoseafarers.org). These places offer a warm and hospitable “home away from home,” for those who visit the worlds ports.  Vancouver and Roberts Bank are no exception, as the Chaplains, Staff and Volunteers offer their best to ensure that the needs of the seafarers are met.
 
The thought of the Day: 
 
"This is my wish for you: peace of mind, prosperity through the year, happiness that multiplies, health for you and yours, fun around every corner, energy to chase your dreams, joy to fill your holidays!"
 
D.M. Dellinger
 
Pic from our meeting:
 
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
  4- Jan - Ron Suzuki Classification Talk
11 - Jan - 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, Cleo led us in the Four Way Test.  We had no speaker today, no visitors today AND only 9 members today.  We have a speaker next week, so it would be good if we had better attendance for that meeting on Dec.21. NOTE-  There is no meeting planned for Dec 28.

 

Rotary Moment:

 
“Man has affinity for his fellow man, regardless of race, creed, or politics, and the greater the variety, the more the zest. All friendliness needs is a sporting chance; it will take care of itself in any company.” 
 
— A Road I Have Travelled, THE ROTARIAN, February 1934—
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • WEST END SENIORS CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON- After 30 years of our involvement in the Seniors Christmas Lunch, the format has changed somewhat. It has been organized by the Seniors Board, but 8-9 volunteers from our club attended the luncheon at the Coast Hotel and helped serve the Egg Nog and drinks as well as help with the coat check room.
  • 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 was a Club Meeting. 

Financials for the year 2015 -2016 were presented by Peter Fox.   Rather than summarize it here, Peter will make sure that a copy is sent to all members of our club. 

Our President then reviewed that progression of our Action Plans for the remainder of the year. Again, Cleo will ensure that each member will receive a copy of the latest update (December 13, 2016) on the email. 

The board mentioned that the EREY (Every Rotarian Every Year) donation of 100 dollars US needed to be reviewed. If you are not sure how to arrange monthly, quarterly or annual payments, check with Peter or Sheila.
 
Remember that we have a very special meeting on January 18 to celebrate our 30th anniversary of our inception into Rotary. We will be inviting as many of our past members as will be able to come to that meeting, to join us in our celebration. 
 
MEMBERSHIP-   A while back, we all received a request from the membership committee (Vic) to list a few names of people who would be potential members for the future. Only a small number were turned in to Vic. Please try to get these in to Vic. If you need a copy of the memo, please let him  know.
 
The thought of the Day: 
 
  “Man has affinity for his fellow man, regardless of race, creed, or politics, and the greater the variety, the more the zest. All friendliness needs is a sporting chance; it will take care of itself in any company.” 
 
— A Road I Have Travelled, THE ROTARIAN, February 1934—
 
Next 2 Speakers:
 
21-Dec - Nick Parker "The holiday season"
4- Jan - Ron Suzuki Classification Talk
 
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. We had three guests, Alan Reynolds, who is a charter member of our club and Anthony Kupferschmidt, who is the Executive Director of the West End Seniors Network and our guest speaker Jordan Bateman, from the Canadian Taxpayer Federation.

The 4-way test was read by all members in perfect sync ;)

 

Rotary Moment:

 
Matthew Lynam will be doing the Rotary moment this month. Today he told us about a program called Smile, from Amazon. With this program, you choose a charity of your choice, such as the Rotary Foundation, and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchases to that charity. For more details visit: https://smile.amazon.com/
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • Lawrence and Bev hosted a wonderful Christmas party for all members. Those who attended report having had a blast and having enjoyed incredible food!
  • We will be providing Eggnog and punch for the west end seniors on Sunday at 10am at the Coast hotel on Comox Street.   1763 Comox St, Vancouver, BC V6G 1P5
  • Sheila will be travelling to Mexico next month to visit "Project Amigo". She requests that we donate children and young adult clothes that she can take there.
  • We are celebrating our clubs' 30th anniversary next month. Our celebration party will be on Wednesday January 18th 2017. Stay tuned for more details!
 
Meeting -  Our guest speakers today was Jordan Bateman, from the BC chapter of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. This is a citizens advocacy group dedicated to lower taxes, less waste and accountable government. They are a federally incorporated, non-profit organization that has 30,156 donors across the country and is governed by a five-person board of directors. 
 
He spoke about the Teddy Awards. The "Teddies" are awarded to government entities and politicians wasteful spending or high taxes. Founded in 1999, The Teddies are named after Ted Weatherill, a former Chairman of the Canada Labour Relations Board who was terminated in 1998 for expenses incompatible with his position. The expenses included $150,000 in meals over eight years and over $700 for a lunch in Paris.
 
This year the Federal Government Teddy went to Canada’s delegation to the 2014 conference numbered 69 people – but the new Trudeau government quadrupled that figure to 283 for the 2015 event. The total bill for taxpayers has yet to be tallied, but the costs from one Ministerial office alone ran to $282,000.
 
The Provincial Government Teddy went to Prince Edward Island’s Department of Tourism and Culture. They printed 180,000 copies of their 2015 tourism guide. The cover features a man and a woman relaxing on a sandy PEI beach, with the woman reading a book and the man in shorts laying back and relaxing. Unfortunately, the department clearly failed to notice a significant “bulge” in his shorts that appears to be an erection.
 
The Municipal Teddy went to The City of Calgary spent an extra $246,000 on a project to embed LED lights on its new Forest Lawn Lift Station that change colour depending on how fast the station is pumping waste water.
 
The positive side of all of these awards is that they are almost never any repeat winners. Which would indicate that the wasteful entities actually change their ways after "winning" one of these awards.
 
 
Pics from the meeting:
 
 
 
 
The thought of the Day: 
 
The best things in life are tax-free.
 
Anonymous
 
Next 3 Speakers:
 
14-Dec - Business Meeting
21-Dec - Nick Parker "The holiday season"
4- Jan - Ron Suzuki Classification Talk
 
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 and our guest speakers: Craig and William Veroni and Shelina Dilgir.

 

The 4-way test was read by all members in perfect sync ;)

 

Rotary Moment:

 
Ron Suzuki will be doing the Rotary moment this month. Today he told us the story of the Rotary wheel logo:  The first design was made in 1905 by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization and Movement."
 
 
Announcements:
 
  • Lawrence will be hosting our Christmas party. Make sure you email him if you plan to go.
  • We are participating in the West End Seniors Network Christmas lunch this year,  in a different capacity. This time we will be serving the punch and eggnog. The event is on December 11th. Please contact Matthew Lynam for details.
 
Meeting -  Our guest speakers today talked about Type 1 diabetes and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). For over 40 years, JDRF has been a global leader in the search for an end to type 1 diabetes (T1D), through both research funding and advocacy.
 
Type 1 diabetes is a disease in which the pancreas does not produce any insulin. Insulin is a hormone that helps your body to control the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood. Without insulin, glucose builds up in your blood instead of being used for energy. Your body produces glucose and also gets glucose from foods like bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, milk and fruit.

The cause of type 1 diabetes remains unknown. It is not caused by eating too much sugar, and is not preventable. The current thought is that type 1 diabetes occurs when the body’s immune system destroys the cells that make insulin.
 
People with T1D have to test their blood sugar level up to 10 times a day, including nighttime. Families of children diagnosed with T1D receive support and guidance through JDRF.
 
Please check out their website for more details: http://www.jdrf.ca/
 
 
 
Pics from the meeting:
 
 
 
 
Thought of the Day: 
 
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free
 
Frederic Douglass
 
Next 3 Speakers:
 
7-Dec - Jordan Bateman "Canadian Taxpayers Federation"
14-Dec - Business Meeting
21-Dec - Nick Parker "The holiday season".
 
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 13 members present and our 2 guest speakers: Manion Broadbent and Sally Boschung.

 

The 4-way test was read by John Haley.

 

Rotary Moment:

 
Ron Suzuki will be doing the Rotary moment this month. Today he told us the names of some celebrities who actively support and endorse Rotary:
 
  • Jackie Chan
  • Desmond Tutu
  • Archie Panjabi
  • Henry Winkler
  • Buzz Aldrin and many more.
 
Announcements:
 
  • Lawrence will be hosting our Christmas party, but he has not received confirmation from most members on whether we are attending or not. Make sure you email him if you plan to go.
  • The district conference will be on May 4-7 2017 in Whistler. Please take the time to check out the video below:
 
  • We're confirmed for our Club Beer Night this Tuesday at the Red Truck Beer Company, 295 E 1st Ave in Vancouver. Please let Cam Scott know if you are coming.
 
 
Meeting -  Our guest speakers today gave us a very interesting presentation about New Zealand's balanced literacy approach.
 
  • Reading Recovery is an effective early literacy intervention designed to significantly reduce the number of children with literacy difficulties in schools. Reading Recovery provides daily one to one teaching with a specially trained teacher for children making the slowest progress in literacy learning after a year at school. It is supplementary to classroom instruction.
  • Manion, Sally and other teachers went to New Zealand in 2014 to learn about how to implement this program in the Vancouver School Board.
  • They have since founded a non-profit to promote this program in the Lower Mainland.
  • They are looking for a Rotary partner club to apply for a matching grant from the Rotary Foundation.
 
 
Pics from the meeting:
 
 
 
 
Thought of the Day: 
 
Once you learn to read, you will be forever free
 
Frederic Douglass
 
Next 3 Speakers:
 
30-Nov - Mystery Speaker "Type 1 Diabetes"
7-Dec - Jordan Bateman "Canadian Taxpayers Federation"
14-Dec - 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 and 1 visiting Rotarian, Terry Miller from the Vancouver Rotary.

 

The 4-way test was read by Carlos.

 

Rotary Moment:

 
Ron Suzuki will be doing the Rotary moment this month. Today he touched on a few interesting facts about RYLA:
 
  • When did it start? A:1959
  • Where did it start? A: Queensland, Australia
  • For more details check their website: http://ryla5050.org/
 
Announcements:
 
  • Terry Miller from the Vancouver club stopped by our meeting to invite us to the Million Dollar Dinner for the Rotary foundation. It will take place on January 9th. District 5040 and 5040 will celebrate 100 Years of The Rotary Foundation doing good in the world on Monday, January 9, 2017. Keynote speaker is RI President John Germ. - See more at: http://rotary5040.org/event/million-dollar-dinner/
 
 
Meeting -  Today we had a business meeting to discuss, plan and set goals for our club's future.
 
 
Pics from the meeting:
 
 
 
 
Thought of the Day: 
 
Teamwork divides the task and multiplies the success. ~Author unknown
 
Next 3 Speakers:
 
23-Nov - Marion Broadbent "New Zealand School Exchange"
30-Nov - Mystery Speaker "Type 1 Diabetes"
7-Dec - Jordan Bateman "Canadian Taxpayers Federation"
 
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, 1 visiting Rotarian, Brian Kerr who was also our guest speaker. And 5 guests from the Strathcona community centre who visited us to receive the cheque for the funds raised in the Hoopathon: Sally Chang, Mitra Tan, Christina Hong, Harvey Eng and Stephanie Chow.

 

The 4-way test was read by all.

 

Rotary Moment:

 
Ron Suzuki will be doing the Rotary moment this month. Today he had a couple of quiz questions about the Hoopathon:
 
  • When did it start? A:2006
  • How much has it raised? A:$225K!!
 
Announcements:
 
Today we presented the Strathcona community centre with a cheque with the funds raised in this years Hoopathon:
 
 
 
Meeting -  Our guest Speaker today was Brian J Kerr. He joined Rotary in 2005 and is currently a member of the West Vancouver Sunrise club, where he was president in 2011.
 
His presentation was on Canada's achievements during the Great War. Canada's sacrifices and contributions to the Great War changed its history and enabled it to become more independent, while opening a deep rift between the French and English speaking populations.
 
For the first time in Canadian military history, Canadian forces fought as a distinct unit, first under a British commander but ultimately under a Canadian-born commander. The highpoints of Canadian military achievement during the Great War came during the Somme, Vimy, and Passchendaele battles and what later became known as "Canada's Hundred Days". 
 
Canada's total casualties stood at the end of the war at 67,000 killed and 250,000 wounded, out of an expeditionary force of 620,000 people mobilized (39% of mobilized were casualties).
 
 
Pics from the meeting:
 
 

 
 
Next 3 Speakers:
 
16-Nov - Business Meeting
23-Nov - Marion Broadbent "New Zealand School Exchange"
30-Nov - 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 3 visiting Rotarians, 2 from Dallas, Texas. Matt Michel and David Heimer. And Don Evans, our guest speaker.

The 4-way test was read by John Haley.

 

Rotary Moment:

 
Ron Suzuki will be doing the Rotary moment this month. Today he commented on all the good things about Rotary. Among those:
 
  • The Rotary foundation
  • The social networking aspect of belonging to a club
  • Giving back
  • Supports peace
  • Youth programs such as Rotaract and RYLA.
 
Announcements:
 
1) The “ Rotarian save live-CPR/AED training and certification.”  Was a huge success, 8 Rotarians attended and it was a very hands on and insightful course.
 
 
Meeting -  Our guest Speaker today was Don Evans, has been a Rotarian for more than 29 years. He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Vancouver (2002-2003) and has held many different positions with the club. He is also active with District 5040 as Strategic Planning Chair, a member of the District Foundation Committee and is a PETS Trainer.
 
Don is also President Emeritus of the West Coast Railway Association, and has been active with the group for 40 years - it would be fair to say that railroading is one of don's passions .  Don also serves on the boards of both businesses and other non profits .He was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for his active community involvement and was named 2005 Business Person of the Year by the Squamish Chamber of Commerce for his work with the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. 
 
His presentation today was to tell us about the Rotary foundation's 100 years and some of the amazing achievements it has had in this time period. The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50 to more than US$1billion. It has one of the largest and most prestigious international fellowship programs in the world.
 
Pics from the meeting:
 
 
Thought of the Day:
 
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
 
Charles M. Schulz
 
 
Next 3 Speakers:
 
9-Nov -   Brian Kerr "Remembrance Day"
16-Nov - Business Meeting
23-Nov - Marion Broadbent "New Zealand School Exchange"
 
 
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 3 guests, the Piñon family from Spain.

The 4-way test was read by all the members in perfect unison.

 

Rotary Moment:

 
Peter Browne had some Rotary trivia questions for us today:
 
1) How long did it take for Rotary to have 1,000 clubs? A: 11 years!
 
2) What is the furthest distance that a Rotary banner has travelled? A: A Rotary banner was onboard the Apolo 8!
 
 
Announcements:
 
1) Ted is promoting the “ Rotarian save live-CPR/AED training and certification.” The session will be on October 29 near the Seabus terminal in North Vancouver. Please get in touch with Ted if you would be interested in attending.
 
2) Sheila gave us an update about our International project, there are multiple fund-raising ideas for the Project Amigo, she will keep us posted with the best options.
 
Meeting -  Today we had a business meeting to discuss the goals for our club and how to achieve them. Exciting times ahead!
 
Pics from the meeting:
 
 
Thought of the Day:
 
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
 
Charles M. Schulz
 
 
Next 3 Speakers:
 
2-Nov -   Don Evans "Foundation Month"
9-Nov -   Brian Kerr "Remembrance Day"
16-Nov - 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

The meeting took place at the Vancouver Food Bank, where we learned about how it is run, how it helps today and the plans for the future. As our special guest, we had Hanne Hoistra, our exchange student from 5 years ago.

 

Rotary Moment:
 
Peter Browne had 3 Rotary trivia questions for us today:
 
1) When was the first Rotary meeting? A: February 1905
 
2) When was the first meeting outside of the US? A: Winnipeg!
 
3) When was the first meeting outside North America? A: Dublin
 
 
Announcements:
 
 
1) Ted is promoting the “ Rotarian save live-CPR/AED training and certification.” The session will be on October 29 near the Seabus terminal in North Vancouver. Please get in touch with Ted if you would be interested in attending.
 
2) Sheila gave us an update about our International project, there are multiple fund-raising ideas for the Project Amigo, she will keep us posted with the best options.
 
Meeting -  Our host at the Vancouver food bank was Aart Schuurman Hess, who is also a Rotarian. He gave us a presentation and a tour of the facilities.
 
Some of the highlights of his presentation were:
 
  • The food bank was founded in 1982
  • Initially, it served 200 individuals per month. This has grown to 26,500 per week!
  • It serves Vancouver, North and West Van and Burnaby.
  • 20% of the clients are children and 19% are seniors.
  • 56% of their clients have a household monthly income of $1,200
  • 46% of the food they distribute comes directly from farmers.
  • They have 13 distribution locations and the food gets distributed with the help of 100 community agencies.
  • Visit their website for more information: https://www.foodbank.bc.ca/
Pics from our visit:
 
 
Thought of the Day:
 
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
 
Charles M. Schulz
 
 
Next 3 Speakers:
 
26-Oct - Business Meeting
2-Nov - Don Evans "Foundation Month"
9-Nov - Brian Kerr "Remembrance 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

At last Wednesday's meeting, we had 18 Members one guest, Fabiola Sanchez and 2 Rotarian guests, our District Governor Lyn Stroshin and our Assistant District Governor Davinder Grewal . The 4-way test was read by Ron Suzuki.

 

Rotary Moment:
 
Peter Browne told us that at the 1917 convention, outgoing Rotary President Arch Klumph proposed to set up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International.
 
 
Announcements:
 
 
1) Ted is promoting the “ Rotarian save live-CPR/AED training and certification.” The session will be on October 29 near the Seabus terminal in North Vancouver. Please get in touch with Ted if you would be interested in attending.
 
2) Our meeting on October 19th will be at the Food Bank, make sure you make a note of this.
 
3) Lawrence asked us to express our support for the youth exchange program, we are in need of another family to host an exchange student for 2 months. We may have to partner with another club to be able to host a student. If you are able to host please get in touch with Lawrence.
 
4) For our club's Christmas party we are planning to have it on December 4th and this year it may be a brunch rather than a dinner. Stay tuned for more on this later!
 
5) Matthew Lynam was awarded a Paul Harris medal today for his huge contributions to our club, congrats!!
 
Meeting -  Our guest speaker today was Lyn Stroshin who is the District 5040 Governor. She looks after 48 Rotary clubs. These are some of the highlights of her presentation:
 
  • Rotary is now focusing on youth as this is the future of Rotary
  • Business networking is being encouraged, this was a big part of how Rotary was founded and it remains a legitimate interest for our members.
  • The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.
  • The Rotary Foundation today is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world. From its humble beginnings of $26.50 the TRF now has a billion in assets which is an incredible testament to the generosity of Rotarians worldwide.
 
Pics from our meeting:
 
 
Thought of the Day:
 
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
 
Robert Louis Stevenson
 
 
Next 3 Speakers:
 
19-Oct - Meeting at the food bank.
26-Oct - Business Meeting
2-Nov - Don Evans "Foundation Month"
 
 
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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
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Matthew Pattinson
Apr 26, 2017
Composting / Waste Prevention
Tina Parbhakar
May 03, 2017
Child and Youth Law in Uganda
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