At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 14 members present as well as 2 guests, James Fox, District chair of RYLA south and son of Peter Fox, and Brian Martin from the West Vancouver Sunrise club.

We all recited the 4-way test.


Rotary Moment:

Frances presented part II of the "Women in Rotary" topic. She told us how Rotary clubs in Sri Lanks and India wanted to include women as member. And this was 40 years before the US clubs finally allowed women as members.
  • Valentines day auction. Please input your auction item in the online spreadsheet we sent earlier this week.
  • Peace fellowships. Please consider putting forward nominees for this opportunities.
  • RYLA. Looks like we will be sponsoring 7 atendees.
     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:
  • The District 5040 Conference, May 4 – 7, in Whistler, provides a great opportunity for sponsorship to profile your company and support Rotary. Please review the sponsorship package and take one of the options, or join with others in a joint sponsorship. More information here:
Meeting -   Today our guest speaker was Nate Toevs from the Neil Squire Society.
The Neil Squire Society is a Canadian national not-for-profit organization that empowers Canadians with disabilities through advocacy, computer-based assistive technology, research and development, and various employment programs. It has five locations across Canada.
The Neil Squire Society began as a result of Bill Cameron's efforts with his relative Neil Squire. When Neil was paralyzed from the neck down in a car accident in 1980, Bill created a “sip-and-puff” machine to allow Neil to communicate using Morse code. 
Check out their website for more information: 
Pic from our meeting:
Thought of the day:
"If you fell down yesterday, stand up today." - H. G. Wells
Next 2 Speakers:
Feb 15 - Business Meeting
Feb 22 - King George Interact Club
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