Today we welcomed 14 members and our guest speaker PDG John Anderson and his wife, Claire.




* Reminder, this Saturday as a Service Project the Strathcona Policing Center is organizing a Neighbourhood Cleanup in one of our poorest communities if you can make it meet me outside of SPC site 872 East Hastings at 9:30 am.

* Our changeover dinner will be a lunch on June 23rd at the Obregon's. The evite was sent recently, please RSVP.

* If you would like to volunteer for the Rotary Ride for Rescue please contact Abigail ASAP. More information about the event here:


Rotary Moment


Jonathan Evans brought us the Rotary Moment today, he told us about how every Rotarian is an example to youth.

In much of the official literature of Rotary International relating to service to young people, a special slogan will be found -"Every Rotarian an Example to Youth." These words were adopted in 1949 by the Rotary International Board of Directors as an expression of commitment to children and youth in each community in which Rotary clubs exist. Serving young people has long been an important part of the Rotary program.

Youth service projects take many forms around the world. Rotarians sponsor Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, athletic teams, handicapped children's centers, school safety patrols, summer camps, recreation areas, safe driving clinics, county fairs, child care centers and children's hospitals. Many clubs provide vocational counselling, establish youth employment program and promote the use of The 4 -Way Test. Increasingly, drug and alcohol abuse prevention projects are being supported by Rotarians.

In every instance, Rotarians have an opportunity to be a role model for the young men and women of their community. One learns to serve by observing others. As our youth grow to become adult leaders, it is hoped each will achieve that same desire and spirit to serve future generations of children and youth.
The slogan accepted over 40 years ago is just as vital today. It is a very thoughtful challenge, "Every Rotarian an Example to Youth."


Guest Speaker


Today our guest speaker was our Past District Governor John Anderson.


John is a former Delta school superintendent and he led a team of seven B.C. educators to Kenya to share their technology knowledge with teachers in four rural schools.


With the support of many of the 50 clubs in Rotary District 5040, and a grant from the international Rotary Foundation, the team of teachers was building on the work of a previous Rotary District 5040 Foundation grant that provided computer labs to two schools in the Kitui region, southeast of Nairobi.


The Kenyan teachers in the region have since reached out for support in implementing these new teaching methods in four of their schools. John said the teachers were chosen for their strength in using technology in everyday teaching. They planned the visit for months but knew their workshop material and teaching approach would have to change once they understood more clearly the needs of their Kenyan colleagues.


In November, a group of Kenyan teachers will visit B.C. to see how schools operate and continue the exchange with their Canadian colleagues.

Thought of the day:

Norman Vincent Peale — 'Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.'