At this Wednesday's meeting, Frances led us in the Four Way Test.  We had 14 members in attendance and no guests today.


Rotary Moment:

The Rotary moment today was a reminder about the importance of membership.
  • Hoopathon 2017 - The first meeting will be on January 17th at 5 pm. The event will take place on June 3rd. 
  • Our club will be celebrating our 30th anniversary this next January 18th. Make sure you attend the meeting!
     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:
Meeting -   Today our guest speaker was Ron Suzuki giving us his classification talk.
These are some of the highlights of his presentation about his fascinating and inspiring life:
  • His Grand Father arrived in Canada from Japan in 1905.
  • He was born in Delta, BC and had a 41-year career as a community centre operator. 16 of those years in the Strathcona community centre.
  • He was able to put himself through school by working full time and learning the 4 hours of sleep method.
  • He was an avid runner and he was the top Canadian running in the Seattle marathon in 1978.
  • In 1982 he became the national coach for the Cerebral Palsy Association.
  • He is a licensed Sushi instructor and was hired by Jim Pattison to teach at the World Fair.
  • He has taught sushi making to over 50K people.
The thought of the Day: 
“Man has affinity for his fellowman, regardless of race, creed, or politics, and the
greater the variety, the more the zest. All friendliness needs is a sporting chance;
it will take care of itself in any company.”

— A Road I Have Travelled, THE ROTARIAN, February 1934
Pic from our meeting:
Next 2 Speakers:
11 - Jan - Business meeting
18 - Jan - Club's 30th Anniversary
Important Links:
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
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