4 Way Test:
President Elect Ron Suzuki led the group in the Four-Way Test. We had 13 members present today.
Rotary Moment:
Our Rotary Moment today was about clean water. Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives.

We don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.
* There will not be a meeting on December 27th, that is the only cancelled meeting this month.
* The Yaletown and the Vancouver Rotary clubs have committed to the Hoopathon once again this year.
Guest Speaker:
Our guest speaker today was Jonathan Evans from the Salvation Army. The Army was founded in 1865 in London by one-time Methodist circuit-preacher William Booth and his wife Catherine as the East London Christian Mission. In 1878 Booth reorganised the mission, becoming its first General and introducing the military structure which has been retained to the present day.
The organization reports a worldwide membership of over 1.5 million. The Salvation Army offers a variety of services and programs throughout the province of British Columbia for members of the communities that we serve. These activities are motivated by a belief that each individual possesses an inherent worth and dignity. It is the goal of The Salvation Army to restore dignity and hope in the lives of those we serve through these programs as they experience times of need.

Thought of the day:
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Next Speakers:
Jan 3    - Jackie Kloosterboer, Earthquake Preparedness.
Jan 10 - Business Meeting.
Jan 17 - Advanced Education, High School Graduates' next move