At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 16 members present as well as 3 visiting Rotarians, 2 from Dallas, Texas. Matt Michel and David Heimer. And Don Evans, our guest speaker.

The 4-way test was read by John Haley.


Rotary Moment:

Ron Suzuki will be doing the Rotary moment this month. Today he commented on all the good things about Rotary. Among those:
  • The Rotary foundation
  • The social networking aspect of belonging to a club
  • Giving back
  • Supports peace
  • Youth programs such as Rotaract and RYLA.
1) The “ Rotarian save live-CPR/AED training and certification.”  Was a huge success, 8 Rotarians attended and it was a very hands on and insightful course.
Meeting -  Our guest Speaker today was Don Evans, has been a Rotarian for more than 29 years. He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Vancouver (2002-2003) and has held many different positions with the club. He is also active with District 5040 as Strategic Planning Chair, a member of the District Foundation Committee and is a PETS Trainer.
Don is also President Emeritus of the West Coast Railway Association, and has been active with the group for 40 years - it would be fair to say that railroading is one of don's passions .  Don also serves on the boards of both businesses and other non profits .He was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002 for his active community involvement and was named 2005 Business Person of the Year by the Squamish Chamber of Commerce for his work with the West Coast Railway Heritage Park. 
His presentation today was to tell us about the Rotary foundation's 100 years and some of the amazing achievements it has had in this time period. The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

The Foundation was created in 1917 by Rotary International's sixth president, Arch C. Klumph, as an endowment fund for Rotary "to do good in the world." It has grown from an initial contribution of US$26.50 to more than US$1billion. It has one of the largest and most prestigious international fellowship programs in the world.
Pics from the meeting:
Thought of the Day:
All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.
Charles M. Schulz
Next 3 Speakers:
9-Nov -   Brian Kerr "Remembrance Day"
16-Nov - Business Meeting
23-Nov - Marion Broadbent "New Zealand School Exchange"
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