4 Way Test:
President Alfredo led the group in the Four-Way Test. We had 17 members present today.
Rotary Moment:
Peter Fox brought us the Rotary Moment today, he spoke about our upcoming application for a district grant to be part of the Hoopathon project.
Guess who is coming to dinner will be organized by Natalia, the date has not been determined yet but will be after spring break.
* In February 2018, the eyes of the Rotary World will be on Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Zones 24 and 25 will host the Presidential Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Peace. Our member Diana Theman will be attending. Read more about this conference on the official website: https://environmentandpeace.com/
* We need a volunteer to help with managing and keeping track of the donated items for the Valentines day auction. 
* On February 23rd we will have the Rotaract club visiting our club. Please try to attend.
* Our member Tina Parbhakar attended a Rotary meeting in Kamloops where she exchanged club banners with them.
Guest Speakers:
Today we had 3 guests speakers from King George secondary school. David Waisberg, Jason Lauzon, and Jesse Coomes. The title of their presentation was "Post-secondary educational opportunities".
King George Secondary School is a public secondary school located in the West End of Vancouver. The school is located in the West End, with two elementary schools feeding in. Some students are from other areas of Vancouver who wish to be in a smaller school environment.

Since July 2006, King George Secondary has been approved by International Baccalaureate (IB) to offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme for students in grades 8, 9, and 10, as one of the only 3 schools in the city to offer the MYP Programme.

The school is adjacent to the West End Community Centre, enabling youth to get more involved in their programs. They currently have 490 students who speak 50 languages.
The Interact club has 15 members and is the largest leadership club in the school.

Thought of the day:
"We allow no geniuses around our studio." - Walt Disney 

Next Speakers:
Jan 24 - Robbie Burns Day

Jan 31 - Our school liaisonKing George Secondary
Feb 7 - Gloria Staudt, District Chair - Rotary Peace Scholars
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About Rotary: https://www.rotary.org/en/about-rotary