At last Wednesday's meeting we had 15 Members and our guest speaker Tom Smith, Membership District Chair. The 4 Way Test was read by John Haley.


Rotary Moment:
Larry Belsito told us  some very interesting facts about Rotary:
  • There are more than 1.2 Million Rotarians all over the world in more than 33,000 Rotary Clubs in more than 200 countries in all geographic areas.
  • The Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarships is the world’s largest, privately funded scholarship program.
  • Providing vitamin A supplements during polio National Immunization Days has averted an estimated 1.5 million childhood deaths since 1998 – testimony to the “plus” in PolioPlus.
  • The first service project of the first Rotary club of Chicago was installation of public toilets in the city.
  • The first Rotaract Club was formed in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
  • The first women joined Rotary in 1987. Today, more than 196,000 woman are members of Rotary International.
1) On September 17 there is an invitation from the Arbutus club to our club for the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. More info here:
2) Sunday September 11th is our annual outing to Hastings Park. Please note that this is an afternoon outing. Friends and Family are welcome. To find out the costs and info regarding the buffet go to : Racing starts at 1.30 p.m.
3) Ron Suzuki made an announcement about how 12 schools are facing closure in Vancouver due to not meeting the required number of students signed up. He is fighting to keep Britannia school open since it provides many social services to the community. 
4) Ted is promoting the “ Rotarian save live-CPR/AED training and certification.” The session will be on October 15 near the Seabus terminal in North Vancouver. Please get in touch with Ted if you would be interested in attending.
Guest Speaker -   Our guest speaker today was Tom Smith, our Membership Chair for District 5040. He presented us the latest ideas about how to sell Rotary to attract and retain members.
Some of the highlights of his presentation were:
  • There is now a lead generation program in the Rotary International website.
  • There will soon be a professionally produced video that we can all show to prospective members.
  • There are 4 areas where we need to work to find new members: ethnic diversity, women, baby boomers and young professionals.
  • When hosting fireside chats we need to cover the following topics: dues, attendance and mentoring.
Thought of the Day:
"Alone we can do little, together we can do much"
Helen Keller
Next 3 Speakers:
7-Sept         Brad Reminek          Solar Panels for an orphanage in Zambia
14-Sept       Business meeting
21-Sept       Cheryl Borgmann     Junior Achievement
Pics from the meeting and from the recent trip to Whistler:
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