At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 16 members present as well as 1 guest, Glenn Wilson.


Rotary Moment:

Sheila Anderson is doing the Rotary Moment this month. Today she told us that the The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.

In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both demonstrating strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only 1% of charities achive this recognition.

The Foundation also received its ninth straight 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. "Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work,"
  • Stratchcona is celebrating its 45th anniversay this year.
  • Saori Ogura, our ambassadorial scholar, was published recently in the UBC Forestry magazine "Branchlines". Her article is titled "Indigenous agrobiodiversity and climate change".
  • Gary Chomyn sent all of us the first email that we must send out to our contacts to gather pledges for the hoopathon. Make sure you send it out.
  • We are sponsoring 3 Rotaractors to attend the district conference in Whistler.
  • Sophie Gloy invited us to the 54th International Golfing Fellowship of Rotary (IGFR). It will take place August 6-12. More info here:
Meeting -   Today our guest speaker was our member Tina Parbhakar. The title of her presentation was "Child and Youth law in Uganda"
Pic from our meeting today:
Thought of the day:
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily. - Zig Ziglar 
Next 2 Speakers:
May 10 - Business meeting
May 17 - Leanne Stooshnoff / Maria Po - Mosaic/Work BC
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: