At last Wednesday's meeting we had 17 Members. We had our Assistant District Governor, Davinder Grewal, visiting us as well as our guest speaker Michael Lowry.

The 4 Way Test was read by Iozsef.
Presentation by ADG Davinder Grewal
Davinder talked about the 3 focus areas for this new Rotary year:
Focus 1: Membership, we need to focus on attracting and retaining younger members. New legislation was passed to allow Rotaractors to also be Rotarians at the same time.
Focus 2: Polio. This is a high priority, the goal for each club is to raise $2,650.
Focus 3: Business networking. This will be encouraged again as this was part of the original Rotary clubs in the beginning.
Rotary Moment:
Larry Belsito told us about how recent it was the women were accepted as Rotarians. Seattle was the first club to do so in 1986! Nowadays women represent 15% of the total membership worldwide.
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) Matthew will be placing the order for the "Rotarians at Work" T-shirts, make sure you let him know if you need yours.
Guest Speaker -   Ron Suzuki introduced our guest speaker today, Michael Lowry represents Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC). It's mandate is to ensure there is a state of preparedness in place and to mitigate the impact when an oil spill occurs. This includes the protection of wildlife, economic and environmental sensitivities, and the safety of both the responders and the public.
WCMRC is a private company certified as a Response Organization by Transport Canada – Marine Safety.  They work, train and exercise closely with a number of government departments including municipalities, port and harbour authorities, Canadian Coast Guard, Environment Canada, BC Ministry of Environment and Coastal First Nations.
For more information check out their website:
Next 3 Speakers:
10-Aug        Business Mtg    Milie Taing    Artificial Intelligence
17-Aug        Lauryn Oates    Teaching young girls in Afghanistan
24-Aug        Michael Alty    Classification Part 2
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