This week we welcomed 9 members, visiting Rotarian Jim Miller and our guest speaker, Saori Ogura.

Announcements:

* Save the date! Our Hoopathon this year will be on April 27. 

* John Haley, our foundation chair, has requested donations for the silent auction to take place at the Annual Rotary Foundation Dinner and Fundraiser District 5040 on March 9th. Please contact John to coordinate item dropoff.

* The Rotary Foundation developed a new online option. Beginning in February, you’ll be able to edit or cancel your recurring giving at any time by signing in to My Rotary and going to Donor Self-Service.  

Rotary Moment

Diana gave us the Rotary moment today. We watched a funny video named "What is Rotary?"

You can watch the video below:

 

 

Guest Speaker

Our guest speaker today was Saori Ogura. She is a Rotary Global Grant Scholarship recipient and PhD student at the Faculty of Forestry, and UBC Public Scholar. She was the recipient of the 2017 Nikon Salon Miki Jun Inspiration Award for her photojournalism project documenting her time living in Sikkim and Darjeeling in India’s Eastern Himalayas.


Her doctoral research explores the relationships between people and nature, with a particular focus on food security through diversity of traditional crops in Mazvihwa, Zimbabwe. She aims to be a part of revitalizing indigenous, climate change tolerant crops with the community using an arts-based and participatory approach.

Thought of the day:

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.  - Martin Luther King, Jr.
 

Why Rotary? Read more here: https://www.rotary.org/en/why-rotary