We had 11 members and Nadine Voelker, a Rotarian from Germany.




*On September 7, we need 6 club volunteers from 7:30-11:00 at Richmond Oval to work at the Pancake breakfast for our partnership with the Hoop-Law event. Please let Ron and Gary know if you can attend. 

* On September 14 at 10 am, there is a neighborhood a clean up in the Strathcona community. Meet up at 872 East Hastings, the Strathcona Community Policing office meet.  A BBQ with catering by the Butler Did it. Let Ron know if you can attend.

* Volunteers needed for the neighborhood solid waste electronics recycling day at Barclay Manor, 10 am on Saturday, October 5.

* On Saturday, September 21st the Whistler Millennium Club is putting on their annual Brandywine Bogie, a 10K run or walk on the Brandywine Trail. For more information and signup click here. Registration $40/$35. Funds raised are in support of the club's youth projects and Zero Ceiling.

* On Saturday, September 28th we are invited to a fabulous evening of fellowship and fun.  We have space reserved at Club Orange at B.C. Lions stadium to watch the Lions play Montreal with a 7:00 PM kickoff. Tickets available from Dave McLean from the Lions.  His contact info is 604-930-5495 or dmaclean@bclions.com  and you can order tickets from him directly.  Tickets will be available at will call. 


Rotary Moment:


Ron shared some history and stats about how Nigeria is on the verge of being declared polio-free, which would mean the virus has been eradicated across Africa!


Guest Speaker


Our Speaker today was Lauryn Oates, Executive Director of the organization Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan. 
Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan (CW4WAfghan) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1998 to advance education and educational opportunities for Afghan women and their families and to educate Canadians about human rights in Afghanistan. Donor-funded projects fall within our four main field program areas: (1) Investments in Basic Education; (2) Community Libraries, Literacy and Books Program; (3) Technology for Education; and (4) Public Engagement. For a list of the projects that fall within these programs.
Learn more on their official website: https://www.cw4wafghan.ca


Thought of the day:

"It has been the way of Rotary to focus thought upon matters in which members are in agreement, rather than upon matters in which they are in disagreement."  - Paul Harris.