Posted by Carlos Obregon

At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 14 members present as well as 2 guests, Nic Davies and visiting Rotarian Gina Neumann from the Cranbrook club.


Rotary Moment:

Sheila Anderson is doing the Rotary Moment this month. Today she gave us a quiz about Rotary history:
  • When was Rotary formed? A: 1905
  • Why is it called Rotary? A: The members chose the name Rotary because initially they rotated subsequent weekly club meetings to each other's offices.
  • Where was the second club formed? A: San Francisco
  • Where was the first Canadian Rotary club? A: Winnipeg
  • Where was the first International Rotary club started? A: Dublin
  • When was the Rotary foundation started? A: 1917
  • When were women first admitted as members? A:1987
  • How many countries is Rotary present in? A: 200
  • When did the Polio Plus program start? A:1985
  • Only 2 weeks to go until the Hoppathon! Don't forget to send out your emails.
  • Join Frances and her Blockwatch Team for the  “Bells for Bikes" event Sunday May 28th. The event will start at 11 a.m. on the Arbutus Corridor from 49th Avenue to 57th Avenue.
  • Our changeover brunch will be June 25th at Patron Tacos Cantina at 11am. $35 per person.
  • The district 5040 site has been upgraded to include a comprehensive section on Rotary Background Check procedures. It can be easily accessed without logging into Clubrunner so is available to volunteers as well as members. On the home page, click on the heading "Take Action" and then on the drop down menu, choose "Background Check". Please spend the time to read through the information and options available to ensure you have an up to date background check.
Meeting -   Today our guest speakers were Maria Poe and Lianne Stooshnoff from Mosaic BC. They spoke about the Work BC employment services centre. 
MOSAIC is a registered charity serving immigrant, newcomer and refugee communities in Greater Vancouver for the past 40 years.
Supported by a board of directors, the organization manages a $20 million plus budget annually with more than 300 staff, 450 volunteers and 300 contractors.  
MOSAIC administers WorkBC Employment Services Centres in Vancouver Northeast of the BC Provincial Government. 
WorkBC is the provincial government's access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal – to help all British Columbians to successfully navigate B.C.’s labour market.

WorkBC helps people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills. We also help employers fill jobs, find the right talent and grow their businesses.

Other people who regularly use WorkBC products and services include parents, teachers, career and employment counsellors, human resources professionals, researchers and decision-makers.
Visit their website for more information:
Pic from our meeting today:
Thought of the day:
Care is a state in which something does matter; it is the source of human tenderness.
Rollo May
Next 2 Speakers:
May 24 - John Haley - My African Vacation
May 31 - Brian Yu - Senior Economist - BC Central One
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: