This week we welcomed 13 members plus our speaker, Gloria Staudt.
Rotary Moment:
Frances Kolotyluk gave us the Rotary moment today. She first spoke about the object of Rotary and how it has evolved over time and she then highlighted the opportunities we have to increase our membership by inviting people from the trades sector. We all know people in trades and it is just a matter of inviting them to our club to attend a meeting.
*  Next week is our Valentine’s Day Auction. Make sure you send Peter Fox the details of your donations. Try to attend the meeting that day, otherwise we may be making purchases on your behalf and puting them on your tab!
* Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner is scheduled for April 7th. Please email Natalia to let her know whether you can host or will plan to be a guest.
Guest Speaker:
Our guest speaker today was Gloria Staudt. She is a Business & Life Strategist, providing consulting, mentoring, training and coaching solutions to improve communications, teamwork, performance and productivity through proprietary processes.  
She is author of the book, Live Your Vacation: The Ultimate Guide to Live Your Dream Life... Every Day! and contributing author of Conscious Entrepreneurs and Love Like God: Embracing Unconditional Love.
Her community contributions are through her involvement with the Burnaby Board of Trade and Rotary. 
  • Business Excellence Awards for 16 years
  • Rotarian for 15 years, with 12 years of leadership roles at the board level and 14 years at the committee level.
  • 3 term Past President, active member of Rotary City Club
  • District 5040's 2014-2015 Rotarian of The Year
  • Marketing Director of the District's 2016 Conference in Whistler.
  • District 5040, Chair of Rotary Peace Fellowship 
Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 professionals from around the world to receive fellowships to study at one of our peace centers.Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities, the Rotary Peace Centers program develops leaders who become catalysts for peace and conflict prevention and resolution. 
In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 1,000 fellows for careers in peacebuilding. Many of them are serving as leaders at international organizations or have started their own foundations.

Thought of the day:
“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”  - Albert Einstein.

Next Speakers:
Feb 14 - Valentines day auction
21-Feb - Paul Evered - Gastrointestinal Society
28-Feb - Liaison and Exec's King George Interact
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