At last Wednesday's meeting, we had 18 Members one guest, Fabiola Sanchez and 2 Rotarian guests, our District Governor Lyn Stroshin and our Assistant District Governor Davinder Grewal . The 4-way test was read by Ron Suzuki.


Rotary Moment:
Peter Browne told us that at the 1917 convention, outgoing Rotary President Arch Klumph proposed to set up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world.” In 1928, it was renamed The Rotary Foundation, and it became a distinct entity within Rotary International.
1) Ted is promoting the “ Rotarian save live-CPR/AED training and certification.” The session will be on October 29 near the Seabus terminal in North Vancouver. Please get in touch with Ted if you would be interested in attending.
2) Our meeting on October 19th will be at the Food Bank, make sure you make a note of this.
3) Lawrence asked us to express our support for the youth exchange program, we are in need of another family to host an exchange student for 2 months. We may have to partner with another club to be able to host a student. If you are able to host please get in touch with Lawrence.
4) For our club's Christmas party we are planning to have it on December 4th and this year it may be a brunch rather than a dinner. Stay tuned for more on this later!
5) Matthew Lynam was awarded a Paul Harris medal today for his huge contributions to our club, congrats!!
Meeting -  Our guest speaker today was Lyn Stroshin who is the District 5040 Governor. She looks after 48 Rotary clubs. These are some of the highlights of her presentation:
  • Rotary is now focusing on youth as this is the future of Rotary
  • Business networking is being encouraged, this was a big part of how Rotary was founded and it remains a legitimate interest for our members.
  • The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.
  • The Rotary Foundation today is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world. From its humble beginnings of $26.50 the TRF now has a billion in assets which is an incredible testament to the generosity of Rotarians worldwide.
Pics from our meeting:
Thought of the Day:
Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Next 3 Speakers:
19-Oct - Meeting at the food bank.
26-Oct - Business Meeting
2-Nov - Don Evans "Foundation Month"
Important Links:
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