At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 17 members present as well as visiting Rotarian Peter Roundhill, from the Lions Gate Rotary Club. We also had Jamey McDonald as our guest speaker.


Rotary Moment:

James Fox told us about an essay written by a Rotaractor, on this essay, the author highlights the incredible reach and capabilities of the Rotary organization. With 1.2 million members Rotary connects 1.2 million members from more than 200 countries. Interact, organized and sponsored by Rotary clubs for young adults aged 12-18. There are more than 12,300 Interact clubs in 133 countries. Rotaract: groups organized by Rotary clubs to promote leadership, professional development, and service among young adults aged 18-30. There are more than 8,000 Rotaract clubs in 167
As you can see, the impact of Rotary is huge!
  • The hoopathon kickoff meeting will be at our club on April 19th.
  • Rotary Club of Vancouver Sunrise President and Foundation Chair would you please encourage your members to sign up for our District's most important annual event in support of The Rotary Foundation, especially as we celebrate its 100th Anniversary. Guests are welcome. Please email Ted for more information.
Meeting -   Our guest speaker today was Jamey McDonald, from the New Hope Community Services Society.  New Hope welcomes and supports refugee claimants and immigrants through housing, employment, and community.
They own and operate a 13-unit apartment building in Surrey. It is designed to provide housing for families as they transition to healthy living in Canada
The primary need for refugees is safe, secure, reasonably priced housing. New Hope offers this to all categories of refugees. Once housing has been taken care of, refugees need help to settle into their Canadian life. Included in that are such things as:
  • Job Skill Acquisition
  • Medical/Dental Care
  • Transportation
  • Schooling for All
  • Culture Learning
  • Safe Living
  • Banking
  • Shopping
  • Recreation (and so much more)
Check out their website for more information:
Pic from our meeting:
Thought of the day:
"Love does not need vocabulary"
Next 2 Speakers:
April 5 - Dale Albertson    Fundraising for Charities
April 12 - Hockey Pool led by Paul Hamilton.
Important Links:
Set up your Rotary foundation donation via credit card: Just click here
We now have a proper website under our own domain name: