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
  • There is no meeting next week, December 28th. 
     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:
  • 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 ( 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
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