This week we welcomed 14 members, our ADG John Bathurst and 12 guests.


* Save the date! Our Hoopathon this year will be on April 27. This year the fundraising goal is $40K, the committee announced that we have secured a District grant for $10K, so we are off to a great start.

* RYLA South applications are due now.

* The Hoopathon is mentioned in this months' Rotarian magazine. In the articled named "People of action". 

Rotary Moment

Our Assitant District Governor, John Bathurst, gave us the Rotary moment today. He said that one of his favourite activities as an ADG is to visit the clubs, meet members and learn about the many great projects that our clubs are engaged in.


Guest Speaker

Our guest speaker today was Peter German. A lawyer and member of the Ontario and British Columbia bars, Dr. German holds graduate degrees in law and political science, including a doctorate in law from the University of London, focussed on international asset recovery. He is the author of Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering, published by Thomson Reuters. His awards include Officer of the Order of Merit of Police, and the Gold Medal of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. He has also served as a Canadian delegate to various international forums.

Last June he published a report titled "Dirty Money" describing how illicit funds are laundered in casinos in the Lower Mainland. He estimates that in excess of $100 million was laundered in casinos, but acknowledged that figure could be greater.

On his report, he makes recommendations to prevent this from happening again. You can view the full 247 page report here:

Thought of the day:

"Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories." 

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