4 Way Test:
Alfredo led the group in the Four-Way Test. Today we had 14 members present and one guest, Adriana Adame. As well as District Governor Don Evans and his wife Debbie and Davinder Grewal Assistant District Governor.
Rotary Moment:
Diana Theman told our guests about our current catering company. Potluck catering is a non-profit social enterprise and registered charity, Potluck Café Society operates Potluck Café & Catering to help fund and support its community programs, including the creation of jobs for neighborhood residents with barriers to traditional employment. 
*The Rotary Club of Vancouver Downtown invited us to the Rotary Foundation Dinner on November 18. More details in this link: http://richmondrotary.com/event/rotary-foundation-dinner/
* On Saturday, December 9th from 9:00 AM to noon there will be a membership workshop entitled Priority #1 Plus. Sing up here:
* Our club's Christmas party will be at John Haley's house on December 9th, make sure you save the date!
Especial Announcement: Our member Ted MacCormack was awarded a Paul Harris medal for his contributions to the Rotary Foundation, congratulations!
Guest Speaker:
Our guest speaker today was our District Governor Don Evans. Don Evans has been active in Rotary for more than 30 years. He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Vancouver (2002-2003) and has held many different positions with his club. He has been active with District 5040 Strategic Planning, a member of the District Foundation Committee and was a PETS Trainer. He was named Rotarian of the Year in 5040 in 2014.
Here are a few of the many interesting highlights of his presentation:
* Rotary Presidential Conference on Environmental Sustainability & Peace,  Vancouver, BC,  Friday to Sunday, February 9 – 11, 2018. More information here: https://environmentandpeace.com/
*  Our District 5040 is now the top growing district in terms of membership in Canada! 5th in North America!
* Rotary International now has over 500K Interactors and 250K Rotaractors.
* RI wants all the clubs to start tracking members volunteer hours, make sure you log in your hours in the attendace sheet when you come to our meetings.
* District 5040 has a new Rotarian business directory, make sure to register your business there: http://rotary5040.business/
* Our district conference will take place on May 31 to June 3 2018 in Squamish, please check out the conference webpage to find out more and register: http://www.rotary5040.org/Page/2018-district-conference

Thought of the day:
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. - Albert Einstein

Next Speakers:
Nov 22 - John Haley, African trip part 2
Nov 29 - Laura Track, Marijuana Legalization
Dec 6    - Tina Parbhakar, Uganda - child rights