BOARD of DIRECTORS MONTHLY MEETING
LANDRY RESIDENCEJul 06, 2015
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
REGULAR MEETING - First for 2015-16 YEAR
EagleQuest -Coyote Creek Golf ClubJul 07, 2015
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
REGULAR MEETING with Lakhjit Sarang
EagleQuest -Coyote Creek Golf ClubJul 14, 2015
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
REGULAR MEETING with Stephanie Pritchard
EagleQuest -Coyote Creek Golf ClubJul 21, 2015
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
ANNUAL VISION & PLANNING MEETING
EagleQuest -Coyote Creek Golf ClubJul 28, 2015
6:15 PM – 8:30 PM
Words can not express how grateful and thankful I am for giving me the opportunity to attend Ryla and for sponsoring me. My experience was amazing at ryla and not only did I learn how to improve my leadership skills. I learned a lot about myself and how I can better myself before I help others. I was able to meet many amazing individuals with goals and dreams just like myself. It was so inspiring to see so many young, driven, and passionate individuals. I am currently attending school and wanting to join the police force after I am done school. I want to make a difference and help people in my community and around the world. It was so relieving knowing that there are still good people out there in the world wanting to make a difference like myself. At the Ryla event they also did a presentation on the Rotary club and I was able to learn more about it, which I am also very interested in joining ! Once again I would like to thank you so, so, so much for giving me this opportunity to experience this very special event.
"If You Give a Kid a Muffin Storytime"
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative is a public-private partnership led by national governments and spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Its goal is to eradicate polio worldwide.
Global cases of Polio down 20 from same period last year.
Good news in non-endemic countries YTD 19 last yr YTD 224
On December 24th our final team completed their shift and we completed our Salvation Army Kettle drive for 2014. Bryce McElroy took the challenge and put together in very short order teams of volunteers to man the Kettle every wednesday in December. We were lucky to get a nice and warm inside location in the Guildford Town Centre on the 2nd floor by H & M. My observation from my shift was it was not as profitable as our old venue in front of the liquor store but we did our part. Here are some photos of the volunteer teams .
OLD YALE ROAD
Walt told us about the early years we were sponsored by the Rotary Club of Langley so starting Sept 1970 a group of local businessmen met weekly at Fernwood Acres (Now Dams Lincoln Mercury on 104th Avenue). Seven months later the Club received its Charter at an event held at the Willimar Ballroom (no longer in business) The Charter President was Ron Redman a total of 25 members. Walt recalled the highest membership was in 1985 when the club reached 45.
In the early days Club Service was a focus in addition to the weekly meetings held Fireside meetings at members residences and also started Annual BBQ's later called round-ups held at The Cloverdale community Hall and with raffles were the first fundraisers. Chicken gave way to salmon which with the addition of the "Secret Sacred Surrey Salmon Sauce" Created by Walt and his wife Shirley made salmon the main course at the BBQ's. Actually I hear the club bestowed the title "Knight of the BBQ"on Walt for his BBQ prowess. From its early days the club always had guest speakers at each meeting Notable speakers were Bill Vanderzalm,Preston Manning,Bill Reid,Benno Freisen and Rita Johnson amongst the Politicians. To expand the world of Rotary in 1988 the club sponsored the Rotary Club of Surrey Guildford.
In the area of Community Service the first step is to raise funds which was an ongoing activity. Notable events were Annual Plant Sales which were held at Surrey Place(now Central City) these gave way to Fashion shows but both filled the club coffers for Community giving. Other activities wew Rummage sales,Christmas Wine raffles and then Celebrity Dinners the first being a roast of Bill Vanderzalm. Casino Nights,Auctions. Surrey Memorial Hospital was one of the clubs early and major charity recipients where the club provided several pieces of equipment and also sponsored 2 rooms.The Variety Treatment Centre and George Greenaway School for the handicapped where also supported by the club supplying equipment and playgrounds.The Annual children's Christmas party at the Variety Centre was another where the club could give back.
The biggest fundraiser brought to the club by John Koropatnisky was the Parking lot by Surrey Memorial Hospital which enabled us to reclaim Quibble Creek and return it to a salmon bearing waterway.
Walt's final comments were that regular attendance is important and make-ups widen your network and ideas from other clubs can be used to improve our club.
President Elect Ed Landry presents Walt with a token of our appreciation for sharing.