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Surrey

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Surrey Public Library
10350 University Drive
Surrey, BC  V3T 4B8
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WE HAVE MOVED
ALSO CHANGED TIME OF MEETINGS  -  NOW NOON 
  
NEW LOCATION  
CENTRAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
10350 University Drive
 
MEETING SCHEDULE IS
2 OPEN MEETINGS A MONTH WITH FEATURED PRESENTER @ CENTRAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
1 BUSINESS MEETING (MEMBERS ONLY) @ SURREY CITY HALL
1 SOCIAL EVENT  LOCATION VARIES
 
HERE IS APRIL - JUNE SCHEDULE
APRIL 5TH.       CENTRAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY - 
APRIL 9TH.       DISTRICT ASSEMBLY - KWANTLEN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
APRIL 12TH.      CENTRAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY - MAKE A WISH FOUNDATION.
APRIL 23RD.     EARTH DAY - SALMON RELEASE & BBQ  @ QUIBBLE CREEK
APRIL 26TH.      ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DINING NIGHT - 4 LOCATIONS IN CENTRAL CITY
MAY 2ND.         BOARD MEETING 
MAY 3RD.         CLUB BUSINESS MEETING -  CITY HALL 
MAY 10TH.       CENTRAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
MAY 17TH        CENTRAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
MAY 24TH.       CENTRAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
MAY 31ST.       SOCIAL - CULINARY CATERING EVENT.
JUNE 6TH.       BOARD MEETING 
JUNE 7TH        CLUB BUSINESS MEETING -  CITY HALL 
JUNE 14TH.     CENTRAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY
JUNE 21ST.     SOCIAL - OUTGOING PRESIDENTS BBQ
JUNE 28TH.     ANNUAL INSTALLATION NIGHT.  (LOCATION TBD)
 
 
 
 
APRIL is Maternal & Child Health Month.
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Polio this week as of 23 March 2016

 
 
A very interesting talk at our Feb 2nd Meeting.  Jonathon Ley a Chartered Herbalist,Certified Detoxification Specialist & Life Coach. Introduced us to a world of 
Natural remedies to remove Pain and inflammation . He noted that most people relate to good health as a state of being free from pain. He explained
that with some modification of our lifestyle and eating habits we can greatly improve our state of health. The members really got into the subject and a
long Q & A followed wherein Jonathon expanded on his comments and methods.
 
Here is a link to his webpage where he explains his approach to the subject and the services he offers and his contact information.
 

 
The event was a success in presentation,entertainment and food quality all that attended were very happy and got good value
for their investment. Unfortunately we fell short on the numbers side. So we need to pull together some more fundraisers in 2016
to accomplish our service goals.
Past President and retired MLA Dave Hayer provided me with photo's throughout the night. So here are a few. Stay tuned for our 
next big Event as we need all hands to the wheel to make it a success.
 
 

 
I borrowed this fact from an article written by Steve Garret District Governor 1994-1995 District 5300  http://www.pdgstevegarrett.com/about-steve-garrett/  Found in Rotary Rotary eClub One(when doing a make-up) http://rotaryeclubone.org
 

ROTARY'S WHEEL EMBLEM
A wheel has been the symbol of Rotary since our earliest days. The first design was made by Chicago Rotarian Montague Bear, an engraver who drew a simple wagon wheel, with a few lines to show dust and motion. The wheel was said to illustrate "Civilization and Movement." Most of the early clubs had some form of wagon wheel on their publications and letterheads. Finally, in 1922, it was decided that all Rotary clubs should adopt a single design as the exclusive emblem of Rotarians. Thus, in 1923, the present gear wheel, with 24 cogs and six spokes was adopted by the "Rotary International Association." A group of engineers advised that the geared wheel was mechanically unsound and would not work without a "keyway" in the center of the gear to attach it to a power shaft. So, in 1923 the keyway was added and the design which we now know was formally adopted as the official Rotary International emblem.

 

 
 
 
December 5th was the Lower Mainland Down Syndrome Society Networking and Christmas Event
Once again our funding provided an afternoon of networking for parents of Downs Syndrome children and a fun filled afternoon for the children
to enjoy each others company and meet Santa.
 
This year we were at the Semiahmoo fish and game Club 1284 -184th Street.Surrey. A great venue for group gathering.http://www.sfgc.ca
Theresa Preston Society Administrator and my wife prepared the food. Other members of the society looked after registration,door Prizes and 
Santa visits. A local DJ provided music with a light show for the children to enjoy dancing and Christmas music.
 
The event was a great success with over 100 participants enjoying an afternoon of fun,food and networking. SURREY ROTARY was acknowledged for
our assistance.  Here are some photos from the event.
 

 

 

 
 
Another successful campaign for the Surrey Rotary Club.  Bryce McElroy chaired the 2015 program scheduling members to cover every wednesday in
December. We got our old location back inside(a must) the Guildford Town Centre in front of the Liquor Store. Unfortunately we do not have the total
$ we collected however on the last slot I worked we saw a lot of paper money go into the bucket.We had 10 members cover our schedule 66% of our
membership. Also Dave Hayer and Isabelle took a 3 hour stint.  
 

 

 
 

GIVE A KID A MUFFIN STORYTIME 

We have supported this program since its inception when it was hosted at the old Whalley Library .. Now in the New Central libary it continues with a weekly program every friday for parents and preschool children in the inner-city. They get a muffin and juice and are entertained by the Terrific Librarians at City Centre. Each child gets a book which is theirs to keep as part of the program.It's name is inspired by the picturebook "If you give a Moose a Muffin" http://www.scholastic.com/parents/book/if-you-give-moose-muffin
The program gets young families comfortable with using the library and assists in developing reading skills and a love of books.
Unfortunately I was unable to attend this years wrap up however our library friend Cyndy Hill sent me some pictures from the event.
 
The books we provide to the participants (in may cases their first book)
A proud parent reads while junior follows along on the page.
We have games and activities too...The library is so much FUN...
 

 
 
 
On Friday JANUARY 27th. The ILSA (Innovative Labour Solutions Awards) committee met for their first planning meeting for the 2016 Awards.Our club was represented by Past Presidents John Edwards and Dick Wareham.
Some of the sub committee chairs have volunteered but there are still lots of positions available.Next meeting February 19th.
We have set the date for 2016 it will be September 29th.2016 . The current committee has representatives from the City of Surrey, Community Living BC, WorkBC,Milieu Family Services ,Rotary at Work and The Rotary Club of Surrey. This diversified group is the reason the program works so well.
 
Last years Award winners were:
   •    1-4 employees             -  Newton Business Improvement Association.  
                                              http://newtonbia.com
   •    5-100 employees         -  Fresh Hair Concepts    
                                              http://www.freshhairconcepts.com
   •    101-499 employees     -  Stenberg College  
                                             http://www.stenbergcollege.com
   •    500+ employees          - Parks,Recreation & Culture : Surrey Cemetery Service  
                                             http://www.surrey.ca/city-services/2242.aspx
   •    Non-Profit                   -  Reach Child Development Centre 
                                             http://reachdevelopment.org
 
     CHECK OUT THE LINKS to find out more about these worthy recipients.
 
 

 
 
November 17th.
This week our featured presenter was Hon. Judge Trevor Armstrong providing us with some insight as to the life of a Superior Court Judge.
He has now been on the bench for 5 years. How time flies. The Supreme Court of BC has 85 judges and they spend 8 weeks a year on the 
road visiting smaller locations to hear local cases.A Judge's job is to make a fair impartial decision on the case at hand solely based on Law.
Cases cover a wide range from Family , Business to Criminal. 
Over the past few years new processes have been introduced to better serve the populace and administer Justice.
Community courts:  A neighborhood-focused problem solving court. Vancouver has the Vancouver Downtown Community Court, the first of its kind in Canada. It brings together justice,health and social services in one location.The court tests new ways to reduce crime and improve public safety providing quicker response than the general court system and with the holistic approach aims to benefit the offenders,victims and the local community.
Restorative Justice: This is an approach to justice emphasizes repairing the harm caused by criminal behaviour.Victims take an active role in the process, while offenders are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions, "to repair the harm they've done—by apologizing, returning stolen money, or community service".
Trevor a Past President of our club presented a wide ranging talk on the justice system ,followed by a Q & A session.
Rotarian Bryce McElroy presented Judge Trevor with a token of our appreciation for taking the time to enlighten us on the Superior Court System in BC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bryce McElroy presents Judge Trevor with a Rotary Ceramic Coaster
that displays the ROTARY four-way test.To help him with his deliberations
 
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build Goodwill and better friendships?
4 .Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
 
 

 
 
 
On November 17th we had a presentation from Lana Batcheller and Cari Hunter on the SURREY 2016 WBSC XV Women's World Softball Championships 
Wow! What an undertaking.. It will run from July 15 to 24th 2016. It is being co-ordinated by the Canadian Open Fastpitch Society.
Expected participation is 30 Nations represented,2,000 Athletes and 125,000 spectators over the 9 days. It will have a 20 million dollar economic impact on Surrey. There will be a cultural exposition that will celebrate all of the participating Nations. Song,dance,art,food and activities.
Like the 2010 Olympics this will be a Once in a lifetime experience and right here in Surrey.
 
Here are the links for more information  http://www.surrey2016.com or Phone 604-536-9287
 
 

 
As you finalize your donation giving for 2015 to get under the December 31st Year end.
Here is a report from RI to show how your funds help our World.  See Bryce and make your 2015 donation.
Remember this is our Charity.   It has a high rating with  Charity Navigator
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2014-15 grants roundup
We’ve closed the door on a second full year of the new grant model and there’s a lot of good news to report: We awarded 1,078 global grants in 2014-15, up 24 percent from the previous year’s total. The dollar value of global grants totaled $64.9 million. The most popular area of focus was disease prevention and treatment, followed closely by water and sanitation. We also awarded 487 district grants, totaling $23.8 million. And we awarded 16 scholarships, totaling about $500,000, for study at UNESCO-IHE in the Netherlands.
 
 

 
 
 
Just reviewing our recent months activities . If you missed the meetings you missed a lot of great presenters..
 
Here is a brief recap..
 
October 1st. 
We held our 2nd Innovative Labour Solutions Awards (ILSA) 
A resounding success  Next week the committee meets to debrief and set schedule for 2016 .Please advise John Edwards or myself if you wish to join the committee and we will get you plugged in for 2016
 
October 13th.
Our District Governor Bill Robson made his annual visit to the club.His address was titled "it is all about the members" he outlined benefits of being a Rotarian what the club should do to maximize the benefits of networking and stressed the positive benefits of attending District Functions and visiting other clubs to expand your Rotary wheel.
Coming up April 28 to May 1st 2016 POWER-UP District Conference in Semiahmoo Resort a great time to meet and exchange ideas and most of all have FUN..
 
October 20th.
Ivan Scott enlightened the membership of his novel approach to business detailed in his book "Survive or Die "using the animals of Africa to illustrate the most important back-to basic business concepts you need every day in order to survive in the corporate jungle.  http://www.amazon.com/Survive-Die-Business-Transformation-Lessons/dp/1512287172
 
October 27th.  
Our Annual meetings of the Rotary Club of Surrey and our Foundation.Minutes have been sent to all members. Now is the time to step up and volunteer for the Board let President Ed know your desires. In January we will be electing the members to lead us through 2016-17
 
November 3rd
I provided an overview of our Literacy programs. Give a Kid a Muffin a Surrey Library program that we have supported for many years see link to find out more.    http://www.surreylibraries.ca/programs-services/5539.aspx
Our Grade 3 Dictionary Program "ROTARY CARES" is now in year 5 . We have given over 1100 dictionaries to Grade 3 students in 5 inner city schools. 
 
November 10th.
Our speaker last week was Ramona Materi President of Ingenia Consulting.Author of "British Columbia's new north : how to build your business, respect communities--and prosper"    Ramona really knows her subject and provided the members with a tremendous insight into BC's North and opportuniteis that abound for those willing to go north or invest in the north.  Check out this link and learn more   http://ingenia-consulting.com
 
Another guest at our meeting was Kyle Boutilier whom we sponsored to the Democracy in Action Youth Conference in Victoria.
Kyle was one of finalists in the Adventures in Citizenship Contest at Kwantlen Park Secondary on May 4th.2015. 
Kyle gave a detailed report on his three days in Victoria and meetings with our MLA and other government Officials.He highly recommended we continue sponsorships in future years as the attendees learned a lot about how our Government functions.http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2013-2017/2015CSCD0025-000773.htm
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last Tuesday we had the pleasure of the visit of our District Governor  Bill Robson and Assistant Governor Lynn Spence.
 
His keynote theme was "it's all about the members"
Our District 5050 has 2660 members Its been pretty static for some years
Its time to reflect on Why you joined? Why you stay? and then tell the world
why so they can see the benefits of joining Rotary.
 
THe Rotary Foundation is our Charity it funds our worldwide works and is one
of the most efficiently managed Charities so we maximize the funds at work.
Very little overhead. We need to get 100% participation so we can meet the 
pressing needs of our society. Example our Waterwell project in Benin was 
largely funded by funds from the Rotary Foundation.
Polio Eradication - in 1985 we promised the children of the world we would rid
the world of polio at that time we expected $120 million would fund the program.
So far we have raised over 1 billion and we are still not there but "O so Close"
Africa is now declared Polio Free. Only 2 countries remain Afganistan and 
Pakistan.. When we started there were 3 strains of Polio type 1,2 & 3
Only type 1 remains and the last case was found Sept 16th.2015 Polio has a 6 week incuupation
period so if we can break the transmissions in Afganistan and Pakistan we have succeeded.
 
District Governor Bill concluded his address by presenting World Class Pins
Walt Johnson for 45 years of perfect attendance
Duane buchanan for 40 years as a member.
Assistant Governor Lynn Spence & President Ed Landry for their world class leadership.
He then presented 2 Rotarian of the month awards to John Edwards and Dick Wareham
for their work on the Innovative Labour Solutions Awards a resounding success in 
promoting the benefits of hiring persons with disablilities.
 
 
 
 
 
 
On October 1st we held our second Annual Innovative Labour Solutions Awards Banquet.It was a resounding success over 160 registrants attended a full evening recognizing Businesses that had inclusive labour practices or Organizations that furthered the opportunities of persons with disabilities in becoming part of the workforce and finding rewarding jobs.
 
We "SOLD OUT" the event and as the registrar I spent the last week hoping no more would come as we could not expand the room.. An enviable position to be in on any event.
 
The committee comprising of 5 diverse Organizations
Rotary Club of Surrey,Community Living BC,City of Surrey,Milieu Family Services and WorkBC worked like a well oiled machine and brought the Event to a successful conclusion "SOLD OUT"
 
Special thanks go to our GOLD LEVEL Sponsor VanCity Credit Union 
 
A full report will appear in next months bulletin as we collate the photographs and stories from the evening.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
We had discussed, many times that we need to get back to doing small effective hands on projects involving our members in physically taking on a project in the community
 
Bryce McElroy found one for us at the local Salvation Army on 96th.Avenue.
They we renovating a room on the upper floor for a Youth meeting area.
We took our usual tuesday night meeting time and 7 members took part.Then as it was a bigger job than anticipated
3 of us returned saturday Sept 26th.to complete our part of the job. So 8 of our 15 members were participating.
 
Here is the report from our project leader Bryce.
I can confirm all the painting has been completed and the room is now ready for new floors next week.
It was a good size project as the painting surface was over 1700 sq ft and the designer had recommended a total of 3 colours.  The doors and trim also had to have semi-gloss paint with the main walls an eggshell.  I count approximately 39 man hours of work by Rotarians and another 26 hours completed by Dean and his wife, and their son and our family members.  A big project indeed.I
​have the supplies provided by our members that I will bring next meeting.  I have a small number of before pictures and will make sure I attend the church to take after pictures when the floors and finished.  The club donated $200. towards the paint cost and food and drinks were about $100.  A good example of a hands on project we have not done for a few years.
 
Here are a couple of photos as we began the job   ... That blue was was to become a very light green at least 2 coats...

Before and After

One of the walls note that dark Blue...More paint needed as more coats required to cover.
Dick Wareham,John Koropatnisky and John Campbell review the designers instructions before picking the paint.
 
 
 
 
 
January 26th.2015 was our first Business meeting for 2015 and we formally set the Board of Directors for the 2015-16 Rotary Year.
 
President   - Ed Landry
Treasurer  - Ten Tran
Secretary - Dick Wareham   (Club Administration)
​Past President - Garry Thind.
President Elect - Lakhjit Sarang (Public Relations)
Directors:
John Edwards (Membership & Programs)
Duane Buchanan (Service Projects and New Generations)
Bryce McElroy  ( Rotary Foundation)
 
We have also assembled a Strategic Planning Committee to guide our longer term planning working with our Club 
Vision established in 2013 and updated in 2014.
Members of this team will be senior club members including John Koropatnisky,Roy Holman and Deane Gurney
along with the President and Past President