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Together with the Port McNeil Rotary Club, we have adopted the Kwakiuti Community to support their library needs.Through the government House - Rotary Community Building Literacy Project with Britco and other sponsors, their library Learning Centre is scheduled to be open in summer 2014
Thank you all for your support to make this a reality.
Participate in our Raffle with these great prizes:
1/ Electronic bicycle from eProdigy Bikes - Value $200
2/ Exclusive Chef's Table Dinner Experience at Burnaby Earl Restaurant for 6 guests. - Value $500
3/ 4 Golf passes for a round of golf at Burnaby Mountain/Riverway Golf Course - Value 260
4/ A West Coast cedar paddle carved & designed by Steven Hunt, Kwakiutl artist - Value $175
5/ Gift card to shop at Lougheed Town Centre Mall - Value $100
All prizes will be drawn at our Wine Food and Music Festival on April 26th, 2014
No need to be in attendance to win any of these prizes
For tickets call Jeff Stark 604-290-7890
Buy Wine Food and Music Festival Tickets
All tickets $40 Group discounts available
For any problems with purchasing from this page, call 604-290-7890
Your tickets will be available at the door. Just bring your PayPal receipt
Feb 23 is proclaimed Rotary Day as the beginning of public celebrations of 108th anniversary of Rotary in the world and 100th anniversary of Rotary in BC .
Our Wine and Music Festival has been our main fundraiser for the past eleven years. It has been called Burnaby’s premier wine tasting event. Fifteen to twenty wineries and wine merchants offer samples and a number of restaurants provide a variety of foods. The SFU Chamber Orchestra provides entertainment and the silent auction attracts a lot of interest. This year's raffle offers four great prizes:
1) An EPIK electric bike
2) Chef Tasting dinner for 6 at Joeys Burnaby
3) Golf for four at Burnaby Mountain or Riverway Golf Course
4) A $ 100 gift certificate for the Lougheed Town Centre Mall.
Attendees and sponsors have shared with us how much have enjoyed the fun atmosphere at the event. $40/ticket buys you wine, food, music and fun.
After a number of years of enjoying the hospitality of the Holiday Inn Express at Metrotown, we have to relocate because of renovation to Station Square, so as of March 6th 2013 we will be moving to the Firefighters Club, Main floor meeting room.
On February 18th the three Burnaby Rotary Clubs will be attending the City of Burnaby Council meeting to ask the Mayor to declare February 23rd Rotary Day in Burnaby.
Our Club will be interviewing and sending out students to RYLA South, interviewing and sending a student to Ottawa to participate in Adventure’s in Citizenship and interviewing a candidate for the Peace Scholarship.
On April 20th is our 12th Annual Wine Festival, Burnaby’s Premier Wine Tasting Event, at the Lougheed Town Center Mall, this is our big fund raiser of the year. At this event we will have an evening of wine tasting, culinary delights and musical entertainment. Funds from this event will go to local BC Rotary Literacy Programs, Down Syndrome Research Foundation, Polio Eradication and other local Burnaby and International Charities.
Through the summer we had a number of Rotary Rollers paint outs, were we work with the City of Burnaby to paint out Graffiti. We hosted the Rotaractors, (PACE) visiting Rotaractors from around the world to a luncheon, after which they helped with a graffiti paint out. In August we joined the South Burnaby Neighbourhood Street Party for one of our meetings. In October many members of our club attended the Vancouver Giants Hockey Team which featured, Rotary and Polio on Ice. The district along with our club raised funds to help eradicate polio. Our District Governor visited our club in November and we had the pleasure of showing her firsthand how our Rotary Coats for Kids program works. At the Foundation Dinner in November many of our club members enjoyed the Food, Music and fellowship of other clubs in our District. December was a very busy month, our club had a joint meeting with the Richmond noon club to celebrate 12.12.12 it was enjoyed by all and we all agreed to do something similar again. The Burnaby Rotaractor Club and the Rotary Club of Burnaby Deer Lake joined us for our Christmas Party which was held at Chu’s party room a good time was had by all. Just before Christmas in a snow storm four members of our Club flew to Port Hardy and met with the members of the Port McNeil Rotary Club to discuss and plan a joint Government House Literacy project on a First Nation Community near Port Hardy. Through all of September thru December our Club was very busy, Collecting, buying, sorting and delivering coats for our 9th annual Rotary Coats for Kids campaign, over 1300 coats in all. The Rotary Coats for Kids campaign enlists the help of many Burnaby Organizations, Companies and Individuals.
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We hope that having a Club Day every month will allow newer members to have more voice in creating the kind of Rotary club that will be more relevant to all members. The Club Day will aim to promote fellowship and dialogues among our members, especially seeking ideas and input from newbies. As we become more successful in engaging and retaining our newer members, our leadership rotation issues will decrease. More importantly, newer members will be able to take more significant leadership roles in building our club.
In order for our meeting to finish by 1:15pm, several adjustments are needed. President Darlene has already said she will not have as much time to eat before striking the bell. Members are encouraged to arrive promptly at 12:00noon to start O'Canada and lunch. Additional fellowship and subcommittee work can be scheduled before noon or after 1:15pm. All Committee Chairs are encouraged to post event details and volunteer requirements on our ClubRunner website, so less time is spent on repeating event announcements and answering same questions every week. Members will then be able to sign up online for the events at their leisure.
If project details and volunteer schedules are posted online, members who miss meetings will more likely be able to participate. All members can preview volunteer opportunities and sign up during non-meeting time. The meeting time should be used as quick reminders and waste valuable minutes away explaining and answering details about the events. Ultimately, the burden of being Committee Chairs and Event Organizers will be lighten as more members learn to use ClubRunner "sign-up board" to communicate and collaborate.
Most importantly, Featured Speaker will need to start his/her presentation by 12:40pm, so that he/she will have 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for Q & A, allowing for more meaningful and dynamic programs. President Darlene will then have about 5 minutes for meeting wrap-up finishing at 1:15pm!
Rotaractors of Burnaby at New Generations in Action Conference in April 2012 - Stephanie McEwan, Dekker Fraser, Dalton Ho, Joyce Fan, Katie Dittrich, Mike Peabody and Michelle Leong
We are in full swing of another year of Rotary Youth Exchange program. For the 2011-12 school year, we have sponsored an outbound student Jorgina Thompson to Germany and we are hosting an inbound student from France, Laureline Aubry, who has already stayed at my house for a couple of months. She will also be home hosted this year with President Darlene and Mary. As many of you know Laureline is practicing ice skating every day after school. Thank to many of you for taking turn helping Laureline GETTING THERE!
Jorgina Thompson (2nd from right) being welcomed to Germany upon her arrival.
Just wanted to say thank you to our awesome Rotary Rollers...We now have more young Rotary Rollers. Thank you Ahmet and Antonia for bringing your daughters and friend to participate. What great experiences and lessons learned at an early age! Interesting what possibilities of how this will impact them in the future.
One of the building owners also insisted on gifting ice cream treats.
Thank you also to Sonia, Vivian and Peter for coming out to help. ( Yes, Peter did one more paintout just before driving off to Calgary...plus getting these photos to me..thank you Peter)
This time we painted 2 building walls and 2 fences. Enjoy a few of photos attached. More will be placed on our ClubRunner website when I figure how to do that, unless one of you can help do so. Let me know. Thank you.
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"The spirit of Rotary is not exclusive; it expands. It is not local, it is universal. And so the wish to understand and to be understood, the wish to see the virtues rather than the faults in others, the longing to find out what we have in common rather than what divides us — these can be widely shared."
— Gian Paolo Lang, 1956-57 RI president, address to 1957 convention