Today we welcomed 16 members.




* The Hoopathon webpage is ready, check it out:

* On March 12 we will be having a burger & beer get together at Red Truck Brewing. Right after the basketball practice for the hoopathon. Contact Gary Chomyn for more details.

* Reminder about the luminosity event on April 4th at Mari Kato's school. 


Rotary Moment


How do you describe the organization called "Rotary"? There are so many characteristics of a Rotary club as well as the activities of a million Rotarians. There are the features of service, internationality, fellowship, classifications of each vocation, development of goodwill and world understanding, the emphasis of high ethical standards, concern for other people and many more descriptive qualities.

In 1976 the Rotary International Board of Directors was interested creating a concise definition of the fundamental aspects of Rotary. The turned to the three men who were then serving on Rotary's Public Relation Committee and requested that a one-sentence definition of Rotary be pre pared. After numerous drafts, the committee presented this definition, which has been used ever since in various Rotary publications:

"Rotary is an organization of business and professional person united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.”

Those 31 words are worth remembering when someone asks, "What is a Rotary club?"


Guest Speaker


Our guest speaker today was our member Gary Chomyn, doing the official kickoff for the 2019 Hoopathon!

Presented by Vancouver Rotary Clubs:
ROTARY Club of Vancouver Sunrise, ROTARY Club of Vancouver Yaletown, ROTARY Club of Vancouver and ROTARY Club of Vancouver Arbutus. We are also supported by Vancouver Young Professionals Rotaract Club.
The fundraising goal for this edition is $35,000


Thought of the day:

Whatever you do in lifesurround yourself with smart people who'll argue with you. - John Wooden 

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