4 Way Test:
Alfredo led the group in the Four-Way Test. Today we had 12 members present as well as four guests from the Strathcona Community Centre: Coach Mitra Tshan and players Devon Wong, Lucy Guan, Surprise Munie.
Rotary Moment:
Today Ron Suzuki presented the RM. These are his words:
"In honour of our guests today this is my Rotary Moment and the reason I joined this Club. Strathcona is a little Community Center that does big things serving our Countries oldest and poorest community.
In 2003 I met Rotarian Robert French who invited me to speak at an upcoming Breakfast Meeting. My presentation included needed support for the Center's Downstairs Kitchen Renovation and our expanding Basketball Program.
In 2004 the Rotary helped the Center raise 5,000.00 for a kitchen renovation in 2005 Rotary raised funds to purchase and install a  Basketball Score Clock  2006- we now have the Rotary Hoopathon which as of 2016 raised over $225,000.00 for Basketball and Youth Leadership Programs.
When I retired I was told to surround myself with good people who do good things and this is why I joined the Rotary!"

  • We have a very important AGM meeting next week. We need 2/3 of the members to be present. Please do your best to attend.
  • The Project Amigo Dia de Los Muertos dinner fundraiser will be on October 21st at the Hellenic Centre. Tickets will be $50 and the event page can be found here:
  • 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/
  • Shail Mahanti invited us to the "Shredathon for Clean Oceans" organized by the Arbutus Rotary Club. This project aims to raise funds to clean up the beaches and shores of El Salvador. The event will be on September 30th from 10 am to 2 pm. The meeting place will be the Shell gas station on Broadway and Arbutus.
Today we presented the Strathcona Community Centre with a cheque for $11,500. These were funds raised on the Hoppathon.
Our club was very proud to present Gary Chomyn with a Paul Harris for his hard work on making the Hoopathon a success!
Guest Speaker:
Our guest speaker today was our new member Natalya Lysova with her classification talk. Her talk was very interesting and helped us know more about her. Some of the highllights of her presentation were:
  • She was a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Australia in 1998
  • She holds 3 degrees, Psychology, Law and Business Management.
  • She currently works as an Executive Assistant and corporate development with a mining company.

Thought of the day:
How lucky Adam was. He knew when he said a good thing, nobody had said it before. Mark Twain

Next Speakers:

Oct 4 - Raymond Greenwood, Mr. Fireworks.
Oct 11 - Business Meeting
Oct 18 - Chris Loat, ShelterBox