We had 11 members and Bill Sheddy as a guest.




* We have a tentative date for our "Guess Who is Coming to Dinner" event. It is planned for November 2nd. Please let Abigail know if you can host or attend as a guest.

* Our club's Christmas party is tentatively scheduled for December 14th. Stay tuned for more details to come along in the next few days.

* October 24th is World Polio Day. We have a photo opp with the Vancouver Major on October 18th at 3 pm at City Hall; please try to attend!

* 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. 

* Be a star and join us for some Hollywood Glitz as Rotarians and Rotaractors across District 5040 raise fund for our Rotary Foundation.  Hollywood Glitz dinner and the show takes place on Saturday, November 16th at the Burnaby Firefighters Banquet and Conference Centre and is sure to be an evening of entertainment that you don’t want to miss! Poster with details is attached.
Note that on this evening Rotarians can make a donation of $500 US to the Rotary Foundation that will be matched by District Points and you will receive a Paul Harris. 
Tickets are now on sale online at www.burnabymetrotownrotary.org or by calling Sam Wong at 604-731-1191 ext 3


Rotary Moment:


Jonathan Evans brought us the Rotary Moment today:


How do you describe the organization called "Rotary"? There are so many characteristics of a Rotary club as well as the activities of over a million Rotarians. There are the features of service, internationality, fellowship, classifications of each vocation, development of goodwill and world understanding, the emphasis of high ethical standards, concern for other people an many more descriptive qualities.
In 1976 the Rotary International Board of Directors was interested creating a concise definition of the fundamental aspects of Rotary. They turned to the three men who were then serving on Rotary's Public Relation Committee and requested that a one-sentence definition of Rotary be prepared. After numerous drafts, the committee presented this definition, which has been used ever since in various Rotary publications:

"Rotary is an organization of business and professional person united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.”

Those 31 words are worth remembering when someone asks, "What is a Rotary club?"
From https://www.rotaryeclubone.org/makeups/articles/50thingseveryrotar/

Guest Speaker


Our Speaker today was Rose Hamilton, Director of Community Partnerships & Donor Stewardship for SOS Children's Village BC.
Rose’s career spans over two decades of strategic partnership development, sustainable economic development, and project and policy development, negotiation, and implementation. She has also worked in public relations, media, and management consulting in Canada, Europe, and the USA. Clients have included national, regional, and municipal governments and agencies, non-profits, First Nations and Native American tribes, multi-cultural & education programs, as well as tourism, conference & events, and political grassroots organizations.
SOS Children’s Village BC is part of SOS Children’s Villages, the largest non-governmental, non-denominational child development organization in the world. SOS Children’s Villages has existed for 70 years with a presence in 136 countries and 559 Villages, with a seat at the UN to be the voice for the rights of children everywhere. SOS Children’s Village BC was founded in 1986 as a grassroots response to deficiencies in the provincial foster care system characterized by frequent placement breakdowns and moves for children and youth, and the separation of siblings into different homes.


Visit their website for more information: https://www.sosbc.org


Thought of the day:

You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it's important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages. - Michelle Obama