At this Wednesday's meeting, we had 15 members present, 1 visiting Rotarian, Brian Kerr who was also our guest speaker. And 5 guests from the Strathcona community centre who visited us to receive the cheque for the funds raised in the Hoopathon: Sally Chang, Mitra Tan, Christina Hong, Harvey Eng and Stephanie Chow.


The 4-way test was read by all.


Rotary Moment:

Ron Suzuki will be doing the Rotary moment this month. Today he had a couple of quiz questions about the Hoopathon:
  • When did it start? A:2006
  • How much has it raised? A:$225K!!
Today we presented the Strathcona community centre with a cheque with the funds raised in this years Hoopathon:
Meeting -  Our guest Speaker today was Brian J Kerr. He joined Rotary in 2005 and is currently a member of the West Vancouver Sunrise club, where he was president in 2011.
His presentation was on Canada's achievements during the Great War. Canada's sacrifices and contributions to the Great War changed its history and enabled it to become more independent, while opening a deep rift between the French and English speaking populations.
For the first time in Canadian military history, Canadian forces fought as a distinct unit, first under a British commander but ultimately under a Canadian-born commander. The highpoints of Canadian military achievement during the Great War came during the Somme, Vimy, and Passchendaele battles and what later became known as "Canada's Hundred Days". 
Canada's total casualties stood at the end of the war at 67,000 killed and 250,000 wounded, out of an expeditionary force of 620,000 people mobilized (39% of mobilized were casualties).
Pics from the meeting:

Next 3 Speakers:
16-Nov - Business Meeting
23-Nov - Marion Broadbent "New Zealand School Exchange"
30-Nov - King George Interact Club 
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