At last Wednesday's meeting we had 15 Members and no guests today.

The 4 Way Test was read by Vicente.
Rotary Moment:
Larry Belsito told us about the history of the Rotary Bell. Most clubs ring a bell to call the meeting to order and to adjournment. The use of a bell and gavel was taken from the Roberts Rules of Order. The use of the Rotary bell has never been mandated, but it has become a custom with most Rotary Clubs. The first bell was used in 1915 at a Ladies Night Meeting in Kansas City. A sign was on display which commanded all attendees to sit down when the bell was rang.

On the 100th anniversary of Rotary, in 2003, Rotary celebrated with five bells. One travelled to the first 100 clubs to join Rotary International. The other four went to the first Rotary club formed in each country in the world.
1) On August 27th we will have the trip to Abigail's chalet in Whistler, please make sure that you confirm with her is you will be going.
2) On September 17 there is an invitation from the Arbutus club to our club for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. More info here:
3) Elena Agala has invited our club members to a dinner on Thursday September 1st at 5pm. The dinner is a recognition and celebration of what The Rotary Foundation has done for the Philippines – and the world – especially in the eradication of Polio. 
4) Sunday September 11th is our annual outing to Hastings Park. Please note that this is an afternoon outing. Friends and Family are welcome. To find out the costs and info regarding the buffet go to : Racing starts at 1.30 p.m.
5) T Shirts are in. Invoices will be sent to each person. There were three types and three different prices.
6) Ted will send an email regarding “ Rotarian save live-CPR/AED training and certification.” The session will be on October 15 near the Seabus terminal in North Vancouver. Please reply to Ted if you would be interested in attending.
Guest Speaker -   Our guest speaker today was Michael Alty, who presented the second part of his classification talk. Michael gave us a very comprehensive report on the history the Treaty Laws, beginning with the first treaty in 1763 as proclaimed by George 3rd in England. James Douglas in 1849, BC ‘s second governor, was the first person to buy land from the Aboriginals.

There is a duty to consult and where appropriate, accommodate. The aboriginal groups which occupied land at the time of European Sovereignty, never ceded or lost their right to the land. If there is interest in reading more, please touch base with Michael for interesting books on the subject.
Thought of the Day:
If there is to be reconciliation first, there must be truth. 
Timothy Tyson
Next 3 Speakers:

31-Aug        Tom Smith              Membership
7-Sept         Brad Reminek          Solar Panels for an orphanage in Zambia
14-Sept       Business meeting
A famous Rotarian, note the Rotary pin in his lapel
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