One of the youngest President Elects in District 5050

If any one in Rotary is all set to jump into action and make the Rotary Theme for 2018-19 mean everything for a Rotarian, it is our President Elect Karly Simms. Karly is as passionate about the theme for the year, “Be the Inspiration”, as the Rotary International President Elect Barry Rasin.

The Club accolades Karly for stepping up to the moment of truth and offering her services to lead the club. You are an inspiration for the whole membership of this Club and the year 2018-19 is sure to be a year of action and achievements.

There is lot to be done. We are sure that you will get it done one at a time.

Meet our President Elect Karly Simms 2018-02-26 08:00:00Z 0
District 5050 Team @ PETS 2018 2018-02-26 08:00:00Z 0

Feeding Hungry Children in our Schools is our Priority

  • When we allow food banks to become an accepted form of assistance, we contribute to the problem. When we allow lunch programs in schools to feed the needy become an accepted practice, we contribute to the problem.

Feeding children on school days alone does not solve the real problem. We need to solve the problems at home.

Starfish Pack Program

The Starfish Pack Program was created in response to teachers hearing the cry of their students. Teachers are heartbroken to hear their students were coming to class Monday morning hungry, reporting that they had not eaten over the weekend.
 
Sadly, hundreds of elementary school children have been identified by the School District 43 alone as being in need of food over the weekend. We started the program with 13 children in 1 elementary school in January 2017. By June 2017, the need has grown into 23 children in 2 elementary school. Many other schools in Port Coquitlam are in the waiting list with similar needs.

 

We are committed to this program as our Priority.

Sponsor a Child 

Send your donation to:
Treasurer Ron Goyette

Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial
Box: 41124, 2529 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam, BC  V3C 5Z9
  

1 WEEK
$12

  

1 MONTH
$50

  

1 YEAR
$525

 
With the support from people like you in the community we have been able to fund this program effectively.
We need your continued support to sustain this program.
THE NEED IS STILL THERE!
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Posted on Apr 27, 2017
Markus Fahrner (in full uniform of the era) explaining
about the Trench and warfare.
Members pictured inside the compartment
of the train, Venosta.

 Members pictured in front of the Venosta used for transporting soldiers and freight during the World War.

On Thursday,  April 27th Members of the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam  Centennial visited the Port Moody Station Museum. Our Markus Fahrner, Acting Museum Coordinator took us back in history and explained various aspects of the frontline warfare in general and the use of Trenches in particular. His descriptions of trench warfare conjured up all kind of visions in your mind, and also made you realise, once again, how lucky we are to live in this part of the world at this time. experiencing the trench and the living conditions those brave soldiers existed under was an absolute testament to the saying, “Ware is Hell”.
The historic Port Moody Station which houses the Port Moody Station Museum was the second station built by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. Completed in 1908, the building and displays represent the role of the train station in the community and the early development of Port Moody.
The Port Moody Station Museum is owned by the Port Moody Heritage Society and is located in Port Moody's 1908 CPR Station. The building and displays illustrate the role of the station in the community and the early development of Port Moody.
Looking back at history 2017-04-27 07:00:00Z 0
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Another container loaded for Kenya

The Rotary World Help and Rotarian volunteers loaded a container full of hospital equipment, linens, computers bound for Kenya. The picture shows our member Reza (on right) helping to load the container. A job well done that we all can be proud of.
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Posted on Oct 15, 2016
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Sean Hogan boots out 
ClubRunner Phobia
 
On Saturday, October 15, many members of the District 5050 ventured into the Silver Reef Casino Hotel to attend the hands-on workshop on revealing the power of ClubRunner - Rotary International's communication media. For the first time since the introduction ClubRunner a few years ago, all participants left the workshop with renewed confidence in unleashing the capabilities of ClubRunner and early enough to beat the storm.
 
Pictures show a partial view of the participants at the Workshop.
Credit goes to our Guru Sean Hogan who made it as simple as possible.
... and when he got his glasses on, he means business!
 
The resource materials used in this workshop is now available for download
CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO LINK TO
THE DISTRICT WEB SUPPORT SITE
 
PR BOOT CAMP #2- CLUBRUNNER Mohan Mohanan 2016-10-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 10, 2016
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District Communications / Social Media   “Guru” Past District Governor Sean Hogan made a start  of a series of PR workshops being conducted this year with the opening session on Marketing and Strategic Planning at the Silver Reef Casino, Ferndale, WA, on Saturday, September 10.
 
This first session was designed to help clubs and members in marketing Rotary events, working with other Area clubs, and promoting the club and Rotary International as we get ready to celebrate the final case of polio and the 100th anniversary of The Rotary Foundation.
 
Pictures show our President-Elect Mohan C. V. Mohanan
and Past President Ron Goyette at the workshop
 
PR BOOT CAMP #1 - MARKETING & STRATEGIC PLANNING 2016-09-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 08, 2016
Daniel Tu, a Financial Consultant was inducted as a member of our Club on Thursday, September 9 at our weekly meeting. Daniel brings to the club a genuine desire to belong to a group service-minded citizens of Tri-City area and there by contribute to the services project in the community.

OUR HEARTY WELCOME TO DANIEL!

New Member inducted 2016-09-08 07:00:00Z 0
Stop Hunger Project 2016-09-01 07:00:00Z 0

Jeannie has been a long time resident of the Tri-Cities. In addition to being a business woman, she has always been extremely involved in her community organizing and working on many fundraisers and events. 

She is also a past VP at the Chamber of Commerce and a Rotarian. 
Part of her story is published in an inspirational book called "Change One Belief" inspirational stories of how changing one belief can transform your life.
At this time in her life she would like to help others by sharing her story.

"To Hell and Back - Finding a son and losing a son" 2016-09-01 07:00:00Z 0
The Practice is on.... Our own Kathleen Williams lagging behind a bit.. but wait for today, the news may change
Ride to conquer Cancer 2016-08-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 29, 2016
This summer Share Food Bank has a Campaign  called the Fight for Food Challenge. It is a program for businesses to register with Share to get promo posters for donations to set up in their place of business.  What's on Magazine registered and approached the Farmer's Market to display the posters and collect food donations.  Since the Food donations at the Market was a bit slow in getting started and the Campaign almost over The Rotary Club stepped in with their donation.
 
Barrie Seaton presenting the cheque for Share Food Bank Campaign pictured with Ron Goyettee, Michell Murray from Share FoodBank, Angela Andersen and Aynsley from the Farmer's Market. 
 
Thanks to all who participated in this joined effort.
Our share for Share Food Bank Campaign 2016-07-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 24, 2016
Port Moody Rotary Club's 2nd Annual RibFest is certainly the event of the year in the Tri-Cities. While it brings thousands of visitors from the lower mainland, it also attracts visitors from other provinces and also the USA.
 
One that is of exceptional mention is Aloka Wijesooriya from Hamilton, Ontario. A undergraduate student from Hamilton was all ready to lend her hands at the Pops & Chips sales shed set up by our Club. As Ron puts it "She took no time to master the tablet application for recording the sales" and helped our members with sales, and that too service with a smile!
 
Aloka is pictured here with Past President Russ MucMurchie, Past President Greg Archibald and President Barrie Seaton during her "shift" at the concession shed.
 
We are sure that on return to Ontario, Aloka will be looking to join a Rotaract Club, because she loves to make a difference in the community through her dedication.
 
Aloka wishes to pursue her studies in Global Health and we are quite sure that she will be a GIFT TO THE WORLD in SERVING THE HUMANITY.
 
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Rotary RibFest brings in volunteer from Ontario 2016-07-24 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 21, 2016
President Barrie Seaton presenting the Rotary International President's Gold Citation to Past President Ron Goyette for the club's achievements in the Rotary year 2015-16.
 
Rotary, Rotaract, or Interact clubs can earn a Presidential Citation for achieving goals that strengthen Rotary and your club. Activities include growing your membership, developing sustainable service projects, giving to The Rotary Foundation, and building awareness of Rotary in the community.
 
Our Club has been awarded Presidential Citation for a number of years since its inception in 2005.
 
The tradition will continue for many, many years to come!
Presidential Citation 2016-07-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 01, 2016
On July 1, we showcased ShelterBox at the Canada Day Celebrations organized by the City of Port Coquitlam.
 
The ShelterBox display attracted many visitors and our Rotarians were busy explaining to the visitors how one can contribute to this worthy cause.
 
ShelterBox diplay
showing the contents in the box.
 
Picture right: Past President Russ McMurchie, President Barrie Seaton, President Elect Nominee (PEN) Markus Fahrner and Past President Ron Goyette with the Shelter Box
 
Also on display was the Rotary World Help finding value for items that can be donated to developing countries.
 
Below are the posters that our PEN Markus Fahrner designed for this event.
 
Showcasing ShelterBox & Rotary World Help on Canada Day 2016-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 01, 2016
Outgoing President Ron Goyette introducing the incoming Board for Rotary Year 2016-17.
 
Pictured Left to Right: President Elect C. V. (Mohan) Mohanan, Director-at-Large Karly Simms, Secretary Angela Andersen, President Barrie Seaton, Director-at-Large Russ McMurchie, Past President & Treasurer Ron Goyette.
 
(Above)
President Elect Nominee Markus Fahrner.
2016-17 Board Installation 2016-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary House of Friendship opening at the 2016 Rotary International Convention in Seoul, Korea
 
PAUL HARRIS MAKES A SURPRISE APPEARANCE

An animated hologram of Rotary founder Paul Harris joined RI President K.R. Ravindran on stage. After telling Harris about Rotary’s progress, Ravindran greeted attendees and reflected on his term as Rotary president, including a recent decision by the Council on Legislation to grant clubs more flexibility and autonomy.

Rotary Convention News 2016-05-28 07:00:00Z 0
 
District 5040 and 5050 will host a Million Dollar Dinner to celebrate 100 Years of The Rotary Foundation
“Doing Good in the World”.
 
Rotary International President John Germ will be the keynote speaker.
The event will be held on Monday, January 9, 2017.
Watch the district website over the next few months for details and how you can participate in the Million Dollar Dinner with John Germ.
DISTRICT 5040 & 5050 MILLION DOLLAR DINNER 2016-05-27 07:00:00Z 0
The  May Day Celebrations is an annual event in the City of Port Coquitlam. Every year, since its inception in 2005 the Club has been organizing the Rotary May Day Parade. This year more than 100 floats parading on the streets of downtown Port Coquitlam was  watched by over ~12,000 spectators, a record crowd ever.
 
This year's Rotary May Day Parade featured an impressive performance by the Vancouver Police Motorcycle Drill Team, and hundreds of participants from Tri-City businesses and non-profit organizations.
 
The Rotary May Day Parade is the greatest public image event of the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial.
2016 Rotary May Day Parade 2016-05-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 09, 2016

Congratulations to Carol Tichelman who was recognized today with one of Rotary's highest honours - the Service Above Self Award - presented by Governor Bill Robson. Rotary only recognizes 150 members each year (out of over 1.2 million Rotarians). Joining in the congratulations were previous recipients, Governor Elect DeVere Scott Dudley and Past District Governor Larry Stinson.

Carol was also recognized last year at the Rotary International Convention with the Service Award For A Polio-Free World for her many trips to Ethiopia to deliver the polio vaccine (in addition to her service work in Uganda). Carol, a member of Rotary Club of Chilliwack, is also the Dean of Rotary Leadership Institute.

Pictured on left Carol with District Governor Bill Robson and Governor Elect Scott Dudley; on right Carol with Past District Governor Larry Stinson.
Rotary International Service Above Self Award 2016-04-09 07:00:00Z 0

We are pleased and honoured to attend the presentation of the Amanda Todd Legacy Awards at Douglas College on Wednesday April 6, 2016, along with reps from the other Rotary Clubs in the Tri-Cities. These students have participated in the Child & Youth Program there.

The award commemorates the legacy of Amanda Todd in a program that trains students to work with children and youth.

Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial's photo.

Pictured are: Ron Goyette, President, Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial, Trudy Gallant,President of Rotary Club of Port Moody, Angela Andersen, Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial, Carol Todd, Amanda's mother, Jeffery O'Neill, award recipient, Nadine Byrne, award recipient, Meredith Graham, award recipient, Deb Allenby, Douglas College, Preet Paul, President of Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise, and Mason Mellor, award recipient.

Amanda Todd Legacy Awards for Child & Youth Program 2016-04-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 02, 2016
Rotarians and family of the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial anxiously line up to fill their plates. With every member bringing a dish, there was too much to choose from. April was a month with 5 Thursdays. So we chose to go for a home social at Mohan & Judith's home. Every member bring a dish and, of course, their own booze, is the cheapest way that we can socialize. When members spend less for meals, they will have more to spend in doing good in the world.
 
The next 5th Thursday occurs on June - that too could be a social or pub night or something out of the blues. Who knows!
Potluck Dinner Mohan Mohanan 2016-04-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 17, 2016
At a meeting held on Thursday, March 17, President Ron presented a cheque for $3150 to the Tri-City Transition. Picture show Carol Metz Murray of Tri-City Transitions together with the Management Team of Tri-City Transitions receiving the cheque while Past Presidents Dave, Russ, and Angela looks on. Bob Frew, next to Carol (now of Tri-City Transitions) is also a past president of the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial.
 
The funds towards this donation were raised at the 11th Anniversary Dinner held on February 28 at the Giggle Dam Theater.
Donation to Kids Sake Program 2016-03-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Mar 10, 2016

A respected community leader from Port Moody was killed today (Thursday, March 10) after the powerful windstorm that swept across Metro Vancouver sent a massive tree crashing down onto her home.

The hemlock tree ripped through the roof of the Alpine Drive property around 6:30 a.m. and landed in the master bedroom, where 57-year-old Jill Calder is believed to have been sleeping.

Calder worked for the last 16 years as executive director of the Port Coquitlam based New View Society, a non-profit that provides employment opportunities to people with mental health issues.

The organization said she will be dearly missed by everyone who knew her. “Jill will be remembered for being loyal, dedicated, fair, caring and extremely humble,” it said in a statement.

The members of Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam held a silent prayer for the departed soul and approved a donation to the New View Society in her memory.

A Tribute to a Community Leader Mohan Mohanan 2016-03-10 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Mar 07, 2016
Mike Chisholm | Bagpiping in British Columbia & Beyond.
The soul stirring sound of the great highland bagpipes can sometimes be the perfect note to  commemorate a special occasion.   A memorial or funeral, a wedding entrance or recessional, a birthday party or any event where you want to create an impact….and leave a lasting impression.
Mike will be speaking to us about this years BC Highland Games and Scottish Festival, 17-18 June 2016 at Percy Parry Stadium, Coquitlam.
Start off the weekend on Friday evening June 17 with the Pacific Northwest’s best professional bagpipers. The 2016 pro pìobaireachd competition is moving back to Percy Perry Stadium in a special event Friday evening. Our new Highland Pavilion will be home to this high calibre musical event, pitting expert pipers against each other in the classical music of the Great Highland Bagpipes. Be surrounded by the mesmerizing music of Scotland while enjoying the atmosphere of the Highlands in our new Highland Pavilion home.
This years festival on Saturday, June 18 will feature bagpiping, drumming, highland dancing, Scottish heavy events, British food, sheep dog demos, children’s activities (including golf), two beer gardens and an expanded whisky tasting event take centre stage on the field.
Tickets are available now and can be purchased online in advance of the Games.
Satisfy your craving for haggis, bacon buddies, Irn Brew and other Scottish delicacies at the British Food Shop. Check out our new Highland Pavilion celebrating the Scottish culture past and present in BC. Relax in the shade of the grand stands and enjoy non-stop entertainment on the main stage. And be prepared for the roll of drums when the massed pipes and drums of the BC Highland Games march onto the field (twice) during the day.
Our Guest Speaker for Thursday, March 10, 2016 Mohan Mohanan 2016-03-07 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Mar 06, 2016
Are you celebrating your birthday today?
We're also celebrating.
The City of Port Coquitlam turns 103 years old today! Happy Birthday to those sharing today's date. March 7th.
 
Happy 103rd Birthday to City of Port Coquitlam Mohan Mohanan 2016-03-06 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Mar 05, 2016
Barrie and Mohan attended the Regional Membership for Areas D, E and F held at the Rotary Field House, South Surrey on Saturday March 5th. Judging from the content of the Seminar, it provided us with new insight to attracting, recruiting, engaging and retaining the membership within the Rotary.
As specific action, the club will be adopting the following:
1. Appoint a Greeter at each meeting of the Club, commencing the next meeting on March 10th
2. Personalize new member induction and involve the member's family at the induction ceremony.
3. The president to send a personal letter of welcome to the new member. Such a letter to be sent by mail to the address of the member.
The club will be discussing more and more ways and means of increasing the membership of Rotary in general and of our club in particular.
Membership Matters Mohan Mohanan 2016-03-05 08:00:00Z 0
Inspirational Speaker Series - #2 - Callie Kares - Feb 25/16 2016-02-11 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell McMurchie on Nov 15, 2015
A beautifully coloured and illistrated dictionary for 10 to 12 year olds. British English and very reasonable. Something to consider. see http://www.rotary-ribi.org/districts/reportdetails.asp?DistRepID=2372&DistSubCtteeID=46&DistrictNo=1240
Dictionary4Life Project Russell McMurchie 2015-11-15 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Goyette on Nov 14, 2015
 
Come help celebrate our 11th Anniversary, Vegas stye at the Giggle Dam in Poco.

Fun time, floor show, great dinner, silent auction.

Raise funds to support
Tri-City Transitions Society's For Kid's Sake Program, providing after-school activities for children aged 6 to 12. This is designed to help them develop healthy relationships, build stronger support networks with class mates, decrease disruptive behaviour, and increase their socialization skills.

Come have a good time and celebrate our anniversary and help raise funds for this highly worthy cause of kids in stressful situations. Tri-City Transtions Society: Breaking the Cycles of Abuse

For ticket information contact Barrie Seaton 604.945.6627 or Ron Goyette 604.512.4398
SAVE THE DATE - Rotary 11th Anniversary Dinner/Fundraiser! Ron Goyette 2015-11-14 08:00:00Z 0
We would like to congratulate PoCo Saints Girls Bantam Lacrosse Team for winning gold in the BC Championships!
We are all so proud of you. You all are a Gift to the World!
PoCo's Gift to the World of Lacrosse 2015-09-29 07:00:00Z 0
Loading of containers destined to developing countries has been a regular feature of Rotary World Help. Saturday the 8th of August was no exception. Ron, Mohan, Renee, Markus and Andre (Renee's dad) all turned up to lend a helping hand with the loading of the container full of medical equipment, supplies and books detined for Accra, Ghana. 
 
The Rotary Club of Ladner did a great job of recruiting many of their club members to help with the load.
 
PDG Chris Offer offered to be the official photographer for the day. More pictures  are available at http://adobe.ly/1EgBble.  
 
Next loading is a container to Thailand hopefully at the end of August or beginng of September.
 
Standby for further announcement.
WE WERE THERE 2015-08-08 07:00:00Z 0
The District Governor Bill Robson has appointed C.V. (Mohan) Mohanan as the Chair for Rotary’s new Member Benefit Program. This two year position will drive adoption of the new Rotary Global Rewards program and work within Rotary to promote the program at the District and Club levels. His duties include serving as trainer and facilitator at governors-elect training seminars (GETS), regional meetings, district seminars, and club meetings, and include distribution of promotional materials to Rotarians and providing hands-on demonstrations of the online platform, as well as how to redeem and place offers.
Mohan also serves the District as the Editor/Publisher of The Peace Arch Journal.
Mohan appointed as the District Chair for Rotary Global Rewards Program 2015-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Jul 13, 2015
Recently President Ron, Russ and Barrie met with Mayor Greg Moore in his office.
Our Club requested the meeting with the intention of cementing the relationship between the City and ourselves.
Some of the items discussed included ways in which we can improve the cooperation between us and better ways to support each other within the community of Port Coquitlam.
Mayor Moore once again assured us of the high esteem in which he holds our Rotary Club and how thankful he and his Council are for the support we provide to the Seniors’ breakfast, the Terry Fox Run and the Rotary May Day Parade to name just a few.
 
The Mayor was especially impressed with the copy of the Illustrated Dictionary we presented to him and he admitted he did not know we were providing them to all Grade 4 students in Port Coquitlam.
After an hour discussing various other topics with him all parties agreed the meeting had been very productive and a number of the topics discussed will no doubt prove to be mutually beneficial to both parties in the future and will be of benefit to the community and a number of the associations who work within it.
 
In the words of President Ron “that went really well and I think we have made huge strides this morning in our attempt to improving the understanding between us”.
Strengthening Partnership Mohan Mohanan 2015-07-13 07:00:00Z 0
Russ McMurchie appointed as the District Literacy Chair 2015-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Jun 09, 2015
John F. Germ, a member of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, and chair of the International PolioPlus Committee, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of RI in 2016-17. He will become the president-nominee on 1 October if there are no challenging candidates.

John and his wife Judy, is pictured with RI President 2015-16 K. R. Ravindran and his wife Vanathy at the concluding ceremony of the Rotary International Convention in São Paulo, Brazil on 9th June 2015.

In 1965, after four years in the U.S. Air Force, Germ, an engineer, joined Campbell and Associates Inc., an engineering consulting firm. He now serves as the company's board chair and chief executive officer.

He also serves on the boards of several organizations including the Public Education Foundation, Orange Grove Center Inc., and the Blood Assurance Inc. He is the founder and treasurer of the Chattanooga State Technical Community College Foundation and is president of the Tennessee Jaycee Foundation.

In 1970 he was recognized as Tennessee Young Man of the Year, Engineer of the Year, and Volunteer Fundraiser of the Year in 1992.

A Rotary member since 1976, Germ has served Rotary as vice president, director, Foundation trustee and vice chair, chair of Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge, and RI president's aide. He is a recipient of Rotary's Service Above Self Award and The Rotary Foundation's Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award. He and his wife, Judy, are members of the Arch Klumph Society.

"For Rotary to thrive, Germ says, "members must face current and future challenges and opportunities with "passion, enthusiasm, perseverance, and above all, integrity."

"I envision Rotary boldly and creatively engaging the success of polio eradication, membership and identity issues, strengthening clubs, work with youth – our future lifeblood, and the creation of critical, strategic partnerships," says Germ. "The 2016-17 Rotary year offers a tremendous opportunity for Rotary International and the Foundation partnership unified and thriving, on all levels, via the six areas of focus."

Rotary President Nominee for 2016-17 Mohan Mohanan 2015-06-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan
Saturday 9 May 2015
The  May Day Celebrations is an annual event in the City of Port Coquitlam. Every year, since its inception in 2005 the Club has been organizing the Rotary May Day Parade. This year more than 100 floats parading on the streets of downtown Port Coquitlam was watched by over ~12,000 spectators, a record crowd ever.
Kicking off this year's Rotary May Day Parade was an always-impressive performance by the Vancouver Police Motorcycle Drill Team.
 
 
Monday 1 June 2015
2893 Seaforth Highlander Army Cadets were awarded to 1st place ribbon for their presentation in the Rotary Day Parade.
 
Rotary May Day Parade 2015 Mohan Mohanan 2015-06-02 07:00:00Z 0
Poco's 2nd Ultimate Wine Night 2015-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
 
District 5050 is launching the 2015 Membership Engagement Survey district wide! 
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As Club leaders you know that Membership is the most important issue that affects every Rotarian.
Rotary Club Survey 2015 Mohan Mohanan 2015-03-20 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary members help Indian weavers achieve better wages and working conditions.

Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. Our members promote economic and community development and reduce poverty in underserved communities through training, well-paying jobs, and access to financial management institutions. Projects range from providing people with equipment to vocational training. Our members work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.

 
Rotary members help Indian weavers achieve better wages and working conditions. 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
13th Hike for Hospice Mohan Mohanan 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Feb 23, 2015
 
Our best day in Interact - Here at Hugh Boyd Interact our goal is to spread change day by day. One step at a time, we believe that every day can be our best day of Interact, because to us Interact means making the most of today for a better and brighter tomorrow. Through teamwork, friendship, and a reverence for service that Rotary has taught us, we strive to make our "best days of Interact" inspire local and global change. So from us at Hugh Boyd interact, let's change the world. Together. Day, by day.
Our Best Day in Interact Mohan Mohanan 2015-02-23 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Feb 21, 2015
The Members of Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam volunjteered at this event on February 22, 2015
Thanks to Renee, Ron, Heather, Mohan Gaye, Cathy and Karly for marshaling the walk.
We Rotarians are proud of belonging to this community of Port Coquitlam and are proud to be associated with everything that is happening in the City for the good of the community.
A great Walk.. Great Support and a Great way to show that this community cares!
I am Someone - Walk2Talk Mohan Mohanan 2015-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Dec 25, 2014
 

RI General Secretary John Hewko met with NTV Kenya for a wide-ranging interview about what makes Rotary unique and why it's one of the world's most respected service organizations.

"Rotary in many ways is a great example of how countries could operate," Hewko said. "We are overtly nonpolitical, nonreligious. There's a culture within Rotary of everybody being equal. And when you join Rotary, you buy into the philosophy of peace and understanding."

Watch the video above 

NTV interviews Rotary General Secretary John Hewko Mohan Mohanan 2014-12-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Dec 17, 2014
Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial getting ready to hand out hot chocolate before the CP Christmas Train arrives in Port Coquitlam.The train will be collecting donations for the food bank again this year.
The members of Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial getting ready to hand out hot chocolate before the CP Christmas Train arrives in Port Coquitlam.

The train collected donations for the food bank again this year.

Hot Chocolate for Passengers on Holiday Train Mohan Mohanan 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Dec 17, 2014
The following were unanimously elected to the Board of Directors of the Club for the Rotary year 2015-16
President: Ron Goyette
President-Elect: Barrie Seaton
Vice President: Kevin Lusignan 
Past President: Renee Little 
Secretary: Chirayath Mohanan 
Treasurer: Angela Andersen
Director at Large: ​Karly Simms
Director at Large: ​Russ McMurchie 
This new board takes effect from July 1, 2015.
Board of Directors for 2015-16 elected Mohan Mohanan 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 28, 2014
 
Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial is Lighting Up Rotary this Christmas Season. The Rotary Christmas Tree is displayed at the Poco Heritage Society.
Today, members of the Club got together to decorate the tree.
When it comes to service, we are part of the community that we belong. Every event in the City of Port Coquitlam is an occasion for Rotary to be part of. Rotary belongs to the Community and the whole Community is our Rotary Family.
 
Port Coquitlam Centennial Lights up for Christmas Mohan Mohanan 2014-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 16, 2014
The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial is supporting the youth in the community through the following targeted programs:
 
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS
The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a truly exciting opportunity for young adults, between 18 & 30, to participate in a four day, leadership camp with like-minded individuals where you will form lasting friendships, hear from professional speakers, develop as a leader, grow as a person and have fun - at no cost to you! 
RYLA 2015! A life changing event that will take place April 23rd to 26th, 2015 at a large, retreat acreage in Washington State offering a fully equipped facility with dorms, theatre, presentation rooms, spectacular meals, spacious grounds & magnificent views of Mt. Baker.
For more information, visit http://ryla5050.org/ OR contact Angela Andersen [angela.andersen@gmail.com].
YOUTH ADVENTURE IN LEADERSHIP
The Youth Adventures In Leadership Program is an opportunity – to hear from professional speakers, to participate in a four day camp with like-minded individuals, to have fun with group activities, to form lasting friendships and to develop and grow as a person and as a leader... all at no cost to you.
The next YAIL event will take place on January 23, 24, and 25, 2015.
YAIL is open to the first 65 participants, in the 10th and 11th grades (ages 15 - 17).
For more information, visit http://yail.org/ or contact Angela Andersen [angela.andersen@gmail.com].
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH Mohan Mohanan 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 12, 2014

Rotarians at Work
... and Rotaractors too!

Every year the members of Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial organize this luncheon at St. Catherines for the homeless and families in need.
 
 

Besides providing funds for this luncheon, members spend the whole day preparing the lunch, serving and clean up after.

 
The members of the Tri-Cities Rotaract Club also turned up to help us with this project.
Rotary International has done extraordinary work in helping nearly end one of the worst scourges of our time - polio.
Rotarians need to devote that same time, energy, money and passion to end the greatest public health threat of our time: HUNGER!
Thanksgiving Luncheon for the homeless and families in need Mohan Mohanan 2014-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Sep 25, 2014
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Rotary Club of Surrey-Guildford celebrated 25 years of Giving Light to the World, the project initiated by Canadian Eyesight Global, founded by Rotarian Anup Singh Jubbal.

District PR Chair and Editor of Peace Arch Journal Bob Knight, his wife Pat, Greg, Renee and Mohan at the event.

25th Anniversary Gala of Canadian Eyesight Global Mohan Mohanan 2014-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
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Shaheed Johnson, a youth member was inducted to the Club by District Governor Lyle Ryan on his official visit to the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial. Shaheed is an alumni of the RYLA and was very keen to join Rotary to be involved in the Club's service activities.  President Renee is is seen here welcoming Shaheed with an open arm, while Youth Services Chair Karly Simms looks on.

Youth Member inducted Mohan Mohanan 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
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During his official visit to the Port Coquitlam Centennial, DG Lyle also presented “Paul Harris Fellow” to Chirayath Mohanan & Ron Goyette, in recognition of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among people of the world.

Paul Harris Award to two Rotarians Mohan Mohanan 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
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DG Lyle Ryan honored Rotarian Barrie Seaton, the Charter President of Port Coquitlam Centennial by presentation of a Memento for “Outstanding and Dedicated Service”. Rotarian Barrie was also awarded the Honorary Membership of the Club.

Charter President honored Mohan Mohanan 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Location July 3, 2014 Renee Little 2014-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
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Mr. Rick Duff, the President of the Stevenson Rotary in Richmond as well as the Director of Guest Experiences at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, put on a great presentation focusing on the rebranding of the Boulevard Casino in Coquitlam to what we now proudly refer to as, the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver. Mr. Duff, full of charisma and wit, explained in detail about how Coquitlam was able to land such a famous and reputable brand in Hard Rock and where the casino plans to go moving forward including being in the process of having a beautiful new Hard Rock Vancouver Hotel approved by the board and city. Further, he talked in great deal about how the casino is committed to not only giving back to the community and to the province of BC, but to also those who struggle everyday with a gaming addiction. From every indication, the Hard Rock Vancouver is full of fun, entertainment, amazing food, and overall a great experience for all Rotarians alike.

Rick Duff From the Hard Rock Vancouver visits The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial Renee Little 2014-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
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The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial was honored to sponsor Talent Talks, a fabulous event put on by the Amnesty International Club of Port Moody Secondary.

Talent Talks took place on Wed 18, 2014 at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody 

Amazing Student based Performances which centered around Human Rights issues showcased a variety of song, dance and poetry. Guest Speakers in attendance were UBC Professor André Elisa Maza and Mr. Don Wright from Amnesty International Vancouver.

 

Port Moody Secondary Amnesty Club - Talent Talks: A Human Right's Night Renee Little 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
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The new PAJ editorial team of Bob Knigh as the Editor and Mohan Mohanan as the Associated Editor has been appointed by the District. Bob is a member of Snohomish Rotary and Mohan is with Port Coquitlam Centennial

Clubs are requested to submit their stories and pictures to editorPAJ@aol.com before 25th of each month for publication in the next month's issue.

District 5050 Editorial Team for Peace Arch Journal Mohan Mohanan 2014-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Pub Night Today! Mohan Mohanan 2014-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on May 04, 2014

ImageWelcome your new team!

You are invited to the 2014-15 District Governor's Installation detailed below. To register for this event click on "Register Online" below. You can also book family and friends.

Join us for a fun evening of fellowship to welcome DG Lyle Ryan and his AG team. We will also have a chance to thank outgoing DG Denis for his great year. 

This will be a social event in which DG Ryan and his 12 Assistant Governors will be installed and kick off the 2014-15 Rotary Year. Join us!

Event:         District Governor's Installation
Date:           Jul 19, 2014 at 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Fee:            $50.00
Location:    Everett Golf and Country Club 1500 52nd St SE , Everett, WA 98203 View Map       

No Host Happy Hour 5:00pm Dinner 6:00pm Evening Concludes 8:00pm
$50.00 pre-registration/payment on line only please- Deadline to register is July 14.
Business attire is appropriate.
Local Hotel Accommodations can be made at Everett Holiday Inn or the Inn at Port Gardner.

Register Online  before July 14, 2014

District Governor's Installation - Saturday 19 July, Everett Mohan Mohanan 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
YOU ALL ARE INVITED Gaye Simms 2014-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
POCO YOUTH SWIM-A-THON April 5,2014 (12:30 pm to 6:30 pm) Mohan Mohanan 2014-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Feb 27, 2014

Being in Rotary is always a reason to celebrate. Contributing to the community and the world for nine successful years is more reason to celebrate!

 

On February 27 the members of our Club, together with the District 5050 leadership, The Mayor of Port Coquitlam, members of Tricities Rotary and Rotaract Club and other community organizations in Port Coquitlam gathered at Palace Athena, to make this a truly Rotary Family Event.
 
President Angela presented cheques to other community organisation to support their events.
 
In addition bursaries were awarded to Henry Zhang (left) of Terry Fox Secondary School and Imam Baharmand (right) Riverside Secondary School, as our bursary award for this year.
 
All in all it was an enjoyable event to celebrate our success and renew our commitment to the community and its people. 
 
 
Celebrating our Success 2005 - 2014 Mohan Mohanan 2014-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
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Please save the date for our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast!
Tuesday April 8th, at Golden Spike Pub from 8:30 -10:00 am

 

Breakfast will be served to all of our hard working volunteers in celebration of National Volunteer Appreciation week. More details to come soon.

In the meantime contact Cathy to confirm your attendance. 

APPRECIATION BREAKFAST - TUESDAY 8TH APRIL Mohan Mohanan 2014-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
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The Rotary District 5050 has launched a Membership Survey and is expecting a +90% response from the Rotary Membership. All members are requested to complete this survey for the benefit of our District. It takes about 10 mins to complete.

This is a confidential survey hence does not require you to enter your personal information.

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Once you have completed the Survey please inform Barrie that you have done so, preferably by e-mail.

I promise you, your views will be heard! 

Thank you all for your co-operation. 

District 5050 Membership Survey Mohan Mohanan 2014-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 14, 2014
  • Rotary Club of Coquitlam Meets Wednesdays at 11:45 AM at Vancouver Golf Club, 771 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam   Club Website
  • Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise Meets Tuesdays at 7:15 AM City Centre Aquatic Complex, 1210 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam Club Website
  • Rotary Club of Port Moody Meets Wednesdays at 7:00 AM, St. James's Well Pub, 248 Newport Drive, Port Moody. Club Website
Meet Rotary Clubs in the Tri-Cities Mohan Mohanan 2014-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
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At our meeting on December 12, we added one more corporate member to our membership. Pictured below are Corporate Member John Becker of John Becker & Company and his Associate Garrett Munroe with President Angela Andersen. 

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At our meeting on December 12, President Angela recognized the contributions from Barrie, Renee and Ron during her absence in the month of November. President Angela is pictured with the members who were recognized for their special efforts.

Special Recognition 2013 Mohan Mohanan 2013-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Dec 05, 2013

 

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The Rotary Open House held on Thursday, December 5, was a huge success. The event was attended by Past DG Sean Hogan, ADG Clive Evans and Rotarians from the lower mainland, together with community organizations in the Tri-Cities Area.

 

This is an event where Rotarians meet with similar minded individuals and organizations to renew our commitment to work together for the benefit of the community that we live in.

Community volunteer organizations from Tri-Cities Area also attended the event and were presented cheCques as Rotary’s contribution to their efforts.

It is an excellent forum for all of us to plan our activities for the following year so that we complement each other and make big things happen in our community with small efforts from each of us.

Whether you are a Rotarian, a friend of Rotary or just someone who has a real passion and commitment to make our community a better place to live, we are all making a difference to this world.

We are all in this together, and we achieve more together. The family of Rotary extends beyond the family of Rotarians, and the service that we provide do change the life of many in our community and the world.

Let the whole world be ONE extended family!
ROTARY OPEN HOUSE 2013 Mohan Mohanan 2013-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Dec 01, 2013

 

Ever increasing need in the Tri-Cities Areas ... 
... and we step up our efforts in supporting SHARE Generous Heart Food Drive

Rotarians, families and volunteers got together last weekend (November 30th and December 1st) to solicit donation from shoppers at Save-on-Foods, Port Coquitlam.  We raised 3665 lbs of food and $619.00 in cash for the SHARE Food Bank. A job well done! We are at the top of the list... yet it take more effort to just stay there. 

Every year is a new record ...
...what we achieve each year is yet another step
in making Christmas a true festive occasion for many families.

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You are invited to attend  our weekly meetings on any Thursday from 4:15 to 5:30 pm at Wilson Centre, Port Coquitlam

This is an opportunity for you to find about more about Rotary. You will also meet local business people in the community. What a fine opportunity to network, and grow through Rotary!

ATTEND ... INVOLVE ... CONTRIBUTE ... CHANGE LIVES!

TOGETHER WE CAN ACHIEVE MORE!

Start with Rotary - Let Good Things Happen Mohan Mohanan 2013-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
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Sixty-seven million children worldwide have no access to education and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

We have identified specific causes to target to maximize our local and global impact. At the same time, we understand that each community has its own unique needs and concerns. A Rotary Club always steps up to meet the needs of the community, especially the future of our community - the children.

Supporting Education is one of our Areas of Focus Mohan Mohanan 2013-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
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The time to prepare is NOW – before the earthquake strikes. 
Once the “Big One” hits, it’s too late.

Jackie Kloosterboer, Emergency Planer and Coordinator of the Public Education program of the City of Vancouver speaking to Rotary members about the emergency kit that every family should have that could save lives.

 

The members of the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial thank Jackie for providing us the insight to go through an emergency, like an earthquake and yet survive the fury of nature, by following simple steps that anyone can follow.

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The Members present at our club meeting on Thursday, November 7, 2013 were treated to an interesting speech by Ms. Vera Sun on the history of China and its culture. Vera took us on a trip through the history of China and its rich culture dating back to more than 5000 years. 

The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial thanks Vera for a very thought provoking speech and helping we Rotarians learn about China in our efforts to grow towards better international understanding.

Exploring Chinese Culture Mohan Mohanan 2013-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Oct 31, 2013

 

The Second "I am Someone Walk" will be held on 8th December, 2013.

With at least 1 in 3 adolescent students in Canada reporting being bullied recently, and 47% of Canadian parents reporting that their child has been a victim of bullying according to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, we clearly have a lot of work to do. Please click through now to donate to the IAMSOMEONE foundation ... Make an online donation HERETo see how this campaign is taken up across Canada - please visit www.iamsomeone.ca. 

The need is still there... and our efforts will continue!

The Second "I am Someone Walk" in Port Coquitlam Mohan Mohanan 2013-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Oct 31, 2013

Watch this short video about things to be aware of during your shift on the weekend for the Generous Hearts Food Drive.

Last year our Club raised the most donations for SHARE. The need is getting more. Let us get together to put our efforts to raise more donations this year. All members are expected to sign in for a 2-hour shift on each day or both. Your cooperation will be much appreciated.

Training for the Food Drive November 30 & December 1, 2013 Mohan Mohanan 2013-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
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On Thanksgiving Monday we helped serve lunch to families in need alongside the Tri Cities Rotaract Club and St. Catherine's Anglican Church. Our duties included preparing and serving a menu of salad, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pie for dessert. We were so happy to be able to spend our long weekend doing something valuable for the community - thank you to the young helpers of the Rotaract club and to St. Catherine's Church for allowing us to help out!
Communitiy Thanksgiving Lunch Angela Andersen 2013-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
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At the meeting held on October 10, 2013, District Governor Denis Boyd presented this award to Renee Little (President Elect 2013-14) and Mohan Mohanan (Secretary 2013-14). President Angela Anderson is pictured here with Rene and Mohan. Ron Goyette (Vice President 2013) was not present at the meeting, so will be presented the award on a later date.

District Governor's Service Award for 2013-14 Mohan Mohanan 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Little on Sep 13, 2013
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2013 Buried in Books, November Sat 9 & Sun 10 Rotary White Rock’s  book warehouse is bursting at the seams with great reading materials in all genres. Novels, Biographies, Arts, Music, Non-Fiction, Romance, Self-help, Women's Issues, Children's and Youth Literature, Gardening, Cookery, Military History... etc.. etc.. etc. To liquidate the surplus, we are having another weekend of sales at the Rotary Field House (148th St between 20th and 24th Ave.) Outdoor sale, weather permitting. If you would like to help out and volunteer for this event please contact: Jaqui Joys - jjoys@shaw.ca or 778-294-0303

Rotary White Rock - Book Sale Renee Little 2013-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Sep 10, 2013
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An evening of "Swirl Sniff and Sip", 
with something to nibble on in between.

Saturday, 12 October 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wilson Centre in Port Coquitlam, 2150 Wilson Avenue, Port CoquitlamBC V3C 6J5
Tickets: $45 per person (Limited Tickets only)

10 wineries, over 30 wines, and 4 food suppliers. The focus will be on everyday wines; reds and whites, selling between $12 and $19. The whole works for $45 per person. And if you find something you like, you can order on the premises. For a full case of wine, all one or assorted, we can have it delivered to you. 

For your tickets, visit: http://poco-ultimate-wine-night-eac2.eventbrite.ca/

PoCo's Ultimate Wine Night Mohan Mohanan 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
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Members of the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial visited the Rotary Club of South Everett Mukilteo on July on Friday July 12, 2013 to pass on the Travelling Peace Arch

Thanks to all the members of the South Everett Mukileto Club for their warm welcome and good luck with the Travelling Peace Arch.

Visit to Rotary Club of Everett Mulkileto Mohan Mohanan 2013-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Flash Mob practice for their performance on Saturday, June 1 at 2:30 pm Mohan Mohanan 2013-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
RI Humanity in Motion - End Polio Now Renee Little 2013-03-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mohan Mohanan on Feb 07, 2013

The Province of British Columbia declared the week of April 15 as the Rotary International Week. This proclamation recognizes the service rendered by Rotarians all over the world and also within the Province. The timely declaration coincides the 108th Anniversary of Rotary International and 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Club of Vancouver. Indeed a proud moment for all Rotarians in BC and all over the world. 

Read more on District 5050 website  Click here to see more proclamations

Rotary International recognized by the Province of British Columbia Mohan Mohanan 2013-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
Canadian Interact club wins 2012 video contest Mohan Mohanan 2013-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chirayath (Mohan) Mohanan on Dec 12, 2012
At the Annual General Meeting of the Club held on December 13, 2012, members unanimously elected the following to the Board of the Club for the year 2013-14

President: Angela Andersen; President: Greg Archibald; President Elect: Renee Little; Vice-President & Treasurer: Ron Goyette; Secretary: Chirayath (Mohan) MohananDirectors at Large : Russ McMurchie & Barrie Seaton. 


Congratulations to all of them. Thank you all for your leadership.

2013-14 Board of Directors elected Chirayath (Mohan) Mohanan 2012-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Goyette on Sep 19, 2012
 Karly, Cathy and Ron - wheelchair pushers at the event on Sunday. Missing from the pic are Gaye and Greg who also pushed chairs and Russ and Barrie who did "roving registrations".
Terry Fox Hometown Run Ron Goyette 2012-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ron Goyette on Sep 15, 2012

Karly, Cathy and Ron - wheelchair pushers at the event on Sunday. Missing from the pic are Gaye and Greg who also pushed chairs and Russ and Barrie who did "roving registrations". 

Terry Fox Hometown Run Ron Goyette 2012-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Renee Little on Jun 19, 2012
Saturday June the 9th, 2012 was another great day for the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial as we co-hosted the Annual Wilson Center Seniors Award Breakfast.
Port Coquitlam Seniors Breakfast Renee Little 2012-06-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chirayath (Mohan) Mohanan on May 11, 2012

The second largest parade in the Lower Mainland concludes in 89th year

There were about 100 parade entries and it lasted about 3 hours in downtown Port Coquitlam.  The streets were full of people, came out and watch the May Day Royal Party and community floats, marching bands, motorcycles, antique vehicles and much, much more.  Many of the community’s non- profit organizations were there as well. People from Tri-City area came out in full force to enjoy the sunny day and cheer-on the Terry Fox Foundation, the various local soccer clubs, the Girl Guides and do not forget the Boy Scouts of Canada.  Cheer on our future leaders.

We cannot think of any better way to belong to the community that we are so proud of.

May Day Parade 2012 - Saturday, May 12 Chirayath (Mohan) Mohanan 2012-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chirayath (Mohan) Mohanan on May 09, 2012

Saturday May 26 & Sunday May 27: Rotarians from the Tri-City area volunteereed to assist the Share Society in organizing their Food Drive.

Generous Hearts Food Drive Chirayath (Mohan) Mohanan 2012-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chirayath (Mohan) Mohanan on Dec 14, 2011

At the 2011 year end meeting, members unanimously elected the following to the Board of the Club for the year 2012-13

President: Greg Archibald; President Elect: Angela Anderson; Vice-President: Renee Little; Secretary: Cathy O'Neill; Treasurer: Ron Goyette; Directors at Large : Russ McMurchie & Chirayath (Mohan) Mohanan 

Congratulations to all of them. Thank you all for your leadership.

2012-13 Board Elected for our Club Chirayath (Mohan) Mohanan 2011-12-14 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chirayath (Mohan) Mohanan on Nov 23, 2011

The club has been awarded US$100 per capita - 100% Member Participation Award for the year 2010-11. All members can be proud of this Award, considering only a few clubs internationally participate in this per capita for the whole membership.

Rotary Foundation Award 2010-11 Chirayath (Mohan) Mohanan 2011-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 19, 2011
 Please note that the contact for any information about our scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships and Rotary Youth Programs is Angela Andersen.  To contact just click on her name at the left in the Directors section.
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Posted by Chirayath (Mohan) Mohanan on Oct 14, 2011
Our theme for this year was "An Evening in Bollywood" which was attended by the Consul General India Mr. Ashok Das and his family. Besides a fabulous East Indian Cuisine, the event also showcased different dance forms and music of the sub-continent of India.
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Posted by Russell McMurchie on Sep 17, 2011

Terry Fox Hometown Run is Sunday, Sept. 18th

No Corporate Sponsorships are accepted. There are no mandatory fees for the run. No minimum donations are asked for or required of any runners. It was Terry's dream that everyone should participate and have fun. The Foundation essentially runs on voluntary help. There are only 32 paid staff throughout Canada. Over 87 cents on the dollar goes to cancer research. 3 cents are spent on administrative costs of the Foundation, and 10 cents goes to fund raising.

Terry Fox Hometown Run - September 18, 2011 Russell McMurchie 2011-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell McMurchie on Aug 04, 2011
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The Club attended VanCity's "Movie Nite" in the Open last night in Pitt Meadows. (August 4th). We had been offered the opportunity to represent Rotary at this function for local families by our DG Elect (2012-13) Sean Hogan and we jumped at it. Having a business partner like VanCity for the organization can only lead to good things.

Movie Night In The Open- Our Club was There! Russell McMurchie 2011-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell McMurchie on Jul 26, 2011

      The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial and its members will welcome  Rotary International District 5050 Governor, Jane Helten at a date to be set, at  our regular weekly meeting at 4.15pm in the Wilson Centre, Port Coquitlam.

This will be her official Club visit, and in addition to bringing greetings from Rotary International President Kalyan Banerjee, District Governor Jane will bring Club members the latest information on the progress of Rotary International's commitment, through its 1.2 million Rotarians, to raise $200 million to support the PolioPlus program and the final eradication of polio from our world. She will also discuss other Rotary programs including Ambassadorial Scholarships, Rotary Peace Studies and Scholars, Clean Water and Literacy, Student and Group Study Exchange programs and the other many humanitarian programs Rotarians undertake both locally and internationally. Guests are welcome

District Governor Jane Helton - postponed Russell McMurchie 2011-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
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The "Odyssey of the Mind" troupe gave a sparkling performance to the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam at their May 19th meeting. The children are from Grade 2 to grade 5 and have put this program together themselves. The coach is not allowed to touch the costumes or the production. The kids did it themselves including a "mousemobile" powered by three Mouse traps that would be a challenge to any of us! Incredible!

"Odyssey of the Mind" Russell McMurchie 2011-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell McMurchie on May 10, 2011

May Day Parade another Sucess!

Generous Hearts Food drive Coming Up!

 Wilson Centre Seniors breakfast fast approaching!

 2011-2012 Club Executive Installation June 23rd!!

 Participants for Camp Jubilee being selected!

May Updates Russell McMurchie 2011-05-10 12:32:02Z 0
Posted by Angela Andersen on May 08, 2011
We are pleased to announce the bursary awards for 2011 Sophie Jung- Terry Fox Secondary Ashely Dauke Riverside Secondary Zane Goodin Riverside Secondary Congratulations to all!!!! Each recipient will be awarded $1000 toward their education
This Years Bursary Awards - - - Angela Andersen 2011-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell McMurchie on Feb 15, 2011
The 88th ROTARY MAY DAY PARADE was a great success! It rained before & after but not during the parade. Is that wonderful or what! see <"http://www.RotaryMayDay.ca"> for more detail. Thanks sponsors, especially Golden Ears Insurance, Scotia Bank & Gillnetter Pub.
The ROTARY MAY DAY PARADE - May 7th Russell McMurchie 2011-02-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell McMurchie on Oct 02, 2008
Here is one way to convert your e-documents into a PDF file. Download bullzip pdf printer from bullzip.com
HOW TO MAKE Russell McMurchie 2008-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell McMurchie on Aug 03, 2008
Wateraid - www.wateraid.org.uk WaterAid is an international charity dedicated to helping people escape the stranglehold of poverty and disease caused by living without safe water and sanitation.
AQUABOX- & Shelterbox - A Possible Project? Aug. 08 Russell McMurchie 2008-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell McMurchie on Jan 15, 2008
The following ingredients are potentially dangerous to your helth. Avoid them if possible: Ammonia or Chlorine Compounds - toxic chemicals Surfactants - Potentially damaging to humans Phosphates - encourages the growth of algae.
Ingredients to Avoid in Household Cleaners Russell McMurchie 2008-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell McMurchie on Oct 02, 2007
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump it out, but don't dry out the cup. Next add your ingrediant, such as Peanut Butter, and watch how easily it comes out.
Great Tips - Measuring Cups Russell McMurchie 2007-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell McMurchie on Oct 02, 2007
To warm biscuits, pancakes or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist.
Great Tips - Reheating Refrigerated Bread Russell McMurchie 2007-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell McMurchie on Oct 02, 2007
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. It goes further and conyains less calories per serving.
Great Tips - Expanding Frosting Russell McMurchie 2007-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell McMurchie on Aug 27, 2007
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up - mix thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture out like icing onto your bread or?.
Great Tips #2 - Easy Devilled Eggs Russell McMurchie 2007-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Russell McMurchie on Aug 16, 2007
Reheat Pizza Heat up left over pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro-pizza. I saw this one on the cooking chanel and it really works!
Great Tips #1 - Reheat Pizza - Aug. 17th/07 Russell McMurchie 2007-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
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A few months ago we had the privilege of meeting incoming Group Study Exchange Team Members from Rotary District 2430 of Turkey. Some of us were lucky enough to spend time with Erdogan, Leyla, Yonca, Solmaz & Ufuk. Others were even luckier, sharing their homes with the GSE team. An experience which was life changing for both hosts and guests.

Last Thursday we got a chance to meet some of the GSE Team that went to Turkey on exchange last May. Preet, who was sponsored by our Club, along with two other team members, Deanna sponsored by the RC of Semiahmoo and Milanie sponsored by the RC of Abbotsford dropped by to share the experiences of their trip.

They told us that Rotarians are hospitable the world over. They made many new friends that they still communicate with. That Rotary has had a life changing effect on them. Sounds much like what our friends from Turkey have written to us since returning home.

Preet presented our club with over 20 banners that were given to her while on the exchange.

After the weekly meeting, your Board of Directors met for their monthly meeting. Much was accomplished, more on that in the weeks to come.
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Posted by Russell McMurchie on Jun 28, 2006
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The annual President & Officers Induction celebration was held June 29/06 at the Best Western Confrence centre in Port Coquitlam. It was a fun evening, the first such for the club since it's beginning in Feb. 2005. Barrie Seaton, the Charter President of the club, turned the gavel (and the bell) over to Mitchell Marcus and wished him well. The club has an exemplary record under Barrie Seaton's term and Mitchell will have some big shoes to fill. The event was attended by members and their partners as well as many guests from other Rotary clubs. Scott Young, Port Coquitlam's mayor, attended and was made an Honorary Member in Perpetuity. Scott gave the "Toast To Canada" at the beginning of the ceremonies. The club received the Presidential Citation Award from Rotary International during the year, an unheard of accomplishment for a first term club.
The clubs accomplishments during the year were many and support for Rotary International, the City of Port Coquitlam and many needful organizations was recognized in this award.
Some of the activities of this club since Feb. 2005 were:
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Posted by Renee Little
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This summers Rotary Generous Hearts Food Drive was a great success thanks to POCO City Councilor's' Tweets and Facebook posts, Michelle from SHARE, SHARE Bear, our volunteers, and most especially, the generosity of the citizens of Port Coquitlam.

Together we raised 2886lbs of food and $921.24.

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Posted by Angela Andersen

Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial as we celebrated the Induction for our Incoming President Greg Archibald and his new Board of Directors on Thursday June 21, 2012. This special evening featured Cocktails, Live entertainment through out the evening and Dinner ,followed by the Induction Ceremony.

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Posted by Russell McMurchie
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The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial recognizes the Mayor for his work with homeless. At its regular Club meeting on Thursday, June 30, Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial President Russ McMurchie and President Elect Dave Binder, presented Mayor Greg Moore with a Paul Harris Award in recognition of his continuing efforts to support the homeless in Port Coquitlam.

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Club Installation of Executive for 2011 – 2012 - June 23rd, 2011

Our new Executive group were sworn in at a gathering of members, friends and Rotary Brass!  Si Senior! Mexican was the theme for the night of fun and frivolous thoughts. Mexican décor & music topped off the fun evening. Dave Binder, our new El Presidente' was led into the room wearing a large sombrero, a huge mustache and a Mexican Poncho. Dave thanked all for the efforts to make the evening fun for all – and it was.

We were fortunate to have DGN Denis Boyd swear in the new executive:

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A Visit with Linda Bradley PDG 7040

June 16, 2011 - We were honoured to have Linda Bradley, PDG 7040, spend an hour with us today. Linda is a dedicated Rotarian who has seen many facets of Rotary around the world in many capacities. Linda & her Rotarian husband James spent 30 years in BC from 1974, joining Rotary in 1996. She has held many Rotary positions from Committee member through President to involvement in District affairs

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Posted by Ron Goyette
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May 28 & 29th found Port Coquitlam Centennial Rotarians and volunteers at Safeway and Save-On Foods in Port Coquitlam collecting food from the public for the local Foodbank - Share - Our efforts were very successful thanks in part to volunteers Naila & Athira. We worked from Noon to 6PM both days.

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The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial is pleased to announce the bursary awards for 2011
Sophie Jung- Terry Fox Secondary
Ashely Dauke Riverside Secondary
Zane Goodin Riverside Secondary
Congratulations to all!!!! Each recipient will be awarded  $1000 toward their education

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Posted by Russell McMurchie

The club's Annual General meeting was held Dec. 16th. The meeting was well attended.The  Executive for 2011 - 2012 will be:

President:                         Dave Binder    

President Elect:                  Greg Archibald

Vice President:                   Carol Metz-Murray

Secretary:                        Cathy O'neill

Treasurer:                         Ron Goyette

Director at Large:               Gaye Simms

Director at Large:               Barrie Seaton

Past President:                  Russ McMurchie

Seargent at Arms:               TBA

Give your executive your full support and let's have a successful year.

 

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Posted by Ron Goyette
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Inner Visions Recovery Society operates a resource facility in Maple Ridge to help women recover from the disease of addiction.

We were visited by Joanna Scofield, a volunteer from that group, recently. Hannah House provides 75 treatment beds and 100+ after care beds. The facility was started 9 years ago.
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Did you know that Angela Andersen's friends cringe when she comes to visit? That's because she can't contain herself and ends up rearranging their kitchens and re-doing their recipe books and if she could, probably rearranging their lives!

Angela spoke to us about this facet of her life recently.
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After several guest visits, Renee Desnoyer finally succumbed to the intense pressure and recently became a member of our club. President Russ McMurchie was pleased to lead the induction team and welcomed her into our midst. We are all pleased to welcome Renee and look forward to her contributions not only to Rotary but our community as well.
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A t our club meeting on October 14, 2010, Port Coquitlam Mayor, Greg Moore gave us a City Update.


In a range of issues, the Mayor discussed first off, the City's waste management program. The new "green box" program has been successful in diverting significant kitchen waste from the landfill. He stressed a need to keep recycling simple.


He went on to talk about the importance of supporting arts in the community and drew attention to murals being done in the underpass on Shaughnessy Street. Art makes the community more enjoyable.


A Healthy Food Policy for the community is a priority in the rec centres and other areas around POCO, stressing healthy choices.
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Our guest speaker at our October 7, 2010 meeting was none other than Mr. Beans himself, Gene Vickers. Gene, who is also District Membership Extension Chair for our District, co-founded our club along with Barrie Seaton in 2005.

Gene came to speak about the importance of communications particularly to Rotarians. He described speaking as a process – everyone is capable of speaking well.

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On September 23, 2010, Darrell Burnham proudly welcomed and introduced our District Governor, Wayne Wiebe, as our featured speaker, to our club. We had a great turnout for this event.

Stressing "Be The Best You Can Be" the message of Rotary International President, Roy Kinginsmith, Wayne started off by telling us about when he joined the Rotary Club in 1988 in Langley.

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We need VOLUNTEERS to deliver dictionaries to local schools during the next two weeks.

There are 13 local Elementary Schools we will deliver dictionaries to fot their Grade 4 students. We need to do this NOW! Please select a school close to you - it's a lot of fun. Email Paul (strudwick@telus.net)   and arrange to pick up the dictionaries for the school you select. We will make sute the Principal has been notified of your arrival. The schools usually have us talk to the kids and hand out the books. This is best done in teams of two. If you need a partner, let us know.

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Posted by Ron Goyette
Recently our Club has approved a new product for fund raising purposes. Coffee!

Following presentations by Blenz Cares in June, and by Ron Goyette's Non Profit FundRaising Solutions partnered with SRS Specialized Restaurant Services in July, the two concepts were compared. Both programs feature the ability to earn significant profits from the sale of coffee and Ron's program was selected as the one to go with.

Samples of the coffee has been provided to members and there is still some available to take home and try.
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At the Poco Inn and Suites on June 20th, all the tables were adorned with mice and cheese platters.

 

The night was all about crowning our next most important person--Our BIG CHEESE-- RUSSELL MCMURCHIE. (The meaning of BIG Cheese as defined in a dictionary of the 19th century stands for anything good, first rate quality, genuine, pleasant or advantageous.)

 

Ron Goyette was the Master of Ceremonies. Ron was able to keep the crowd lively with his wit and jokes.

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The Rotary Leadership Institute is setting up a new set of courses for 2011. - The courses are excellent for self-improvement as well as learning more about Rotary.
 
I have taken all three courses and the 4th "Master PR" course as well and can highly recommend them. The courses are excellent management courses to teach or remind you of good management principles that most of us know but may have forgotten. The world keeps changing and the people we deal with change. What worked 10 or 20 years ago may be invalid today.
 
I strongly recommend the courses to all members. 
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The Port Coquitlam Centennial Rotary club has awarded its 2010 bursaries to four well-deserving Grade 12 students from local high schools. The goal of the Rotary Club bursary program is to support the post-secondary education of Port Coquitlam students who have overcome challenges and have a strong track-record of community involvement. Each year $1,000 is awarded to a student from each of the area high schools based on their submission of a 500 word essay and letters of reference.
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Rotary donation to the Tri-City Women's Resource Society to be used in "Violence Is Preventable: Healthy Relationships Program"

The Tri-City Women's Resource Society is committed to breaking the cycles of abuse and one of the most effective ways to achieve this goal is through our prevention programs.  The Violence Is Preventable:

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Another May Day Parade has been completed successfully. Captain Greg Archibald looked after the details this year. It started with invitations being sent to prospective participants. Completed applications were then received and documented. The website at rotarymay day.ca was updated with current information.  Meetings with the city began last November and progressed monthly to make sure all the tasks were completed on time. Emails, phone calls, faxes, were coming in and were handled keeping the participants happy. Parade day came faster than expected - as usual.
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"Hospice by definition means a place of shelter. It became connected to the shelter and care of the dying. The hospice movement is a way to humanise the care of the dying. Hospice care encourages us to put "life into their days, not days into their life".
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                                          RYLA

                             (PRONOUNCED "RYE LA"

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District 5050 RYLA Program

 

We are proud to advise that our club, the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam, has again sponsored a RYLA candidate, Lucas Andersen, son of our treasurer, Angela Andersen. To attend this year's session: She writes:

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Currently looking for candidates for membership.
Is there some humanitarian cause you like to be involved and help with? Do you want to give back to your community, to the world?
Would you like to meet more people in your community?
Our Club can help you be more involved in the community as well as contribute to international causes. Talk to us about membership. There may be a good fit.  Bob Frew, Membership

 

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The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial donated $3,000 to Trinity United Church and Saint Catherines Anglican Church to assist in their programs for the Homeless in Port Coquitlam. The club treasurer, Angela Andersen presented the cheques to the churches in front of a packed house at their 100th anniversary celebration. She said ""I am here today representing The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam-Centennial. We thought this would be an appropriate time during your celebration, to acknowledge the community programs that both congregations are involved in - - The Mat Program and the Soup Kitchen. Our club would like to contribute to your efforts with a bit of sand(Yes I was listening to the sermon)  It is my pleasure, as Treasurer of the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam, to present cheques for each program in the amount of $1500 each." The church was overflowing with both congregations present as well as Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore and several Councilors.
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The 4 Tri-City Rotary Clubs joined together ton have a public display at Coquitlam Centre Friday, October 23rd, 2009. It ran from 10AM to 9PM and was manned by Rotarians from the 4 clubs. Public interface such as this helps to put a human face on our efforts to publicize our causes. Thanks to everyone attending. Malcolm Kennedy, President of Coquitlam Sunrise on the left and Ron Baker, President, Port Moody on right.
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Oct. 22/09 - We were privileged to have Michelle Panziaff speak to us on the value of getting rid of the clutter and the useless from our paper existence. She was great! We have many small business owners that are struggling with this form of problem and she knows how to get a handle on it and get rid of it!! Really!

 

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Another bowling night of fun is in the works for Saturday, Nov. 7th, at the POCO Bowling Alley on McAllister. Our last bowling night was June 5th and you all asked for another. We expect that you and your friends will be able to attend! We'll have some good snacks, some good cheer and mostly, good fellowship. Let us know how many tickets you will need please.
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Yes, it was a great party. The food was good, the music was great, the people were wonderful, the silent auction items were amazing. It was a lot of fun. Mayor Greg Moore started the evning off with some uplifting words, and the fun began. The dinner was more than we could finish and then the music began. We danced  and laughed and had agreat time. The silent auction was truely fabulous . . . . .  The club will be able to help many others locally with the proceeds of the evening.

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I'm pleased to announce we have successfully obtained a District Simplified Grant from the Rotary Foundation in the amount of $1,862.(US)or about $2,000 cdn.to help fund our Dictionary project. We will be giving out 617 dictionaries in September to all grade 4 students in the city of Port Coquitlam. The total cost is just under $4,500. cdn. The grant is forwarded to the club at the successful end of the project. This substantially reduces the cost of this project to the club.Gale, Dozie, myself and Bob were involved.
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Posted by Angela Andersen
Our membership drive meeting on Thursday July 23 had great entertainment, food and a door prize. Our Guests included Cathy O'Neill from Hawthorne and Robert Dean and his Wife Patricia from the Tri City Men's Resource Centre. Plus Peter who will be inducted on August 20.
Jerome entertained us with his classification talk or was it a comedy act? He will be preforming on Stage  in Vancouver soon.(at 2616 E. Hastings St.)  Be sure to ask him the date. Wilson Centre was unable to supply us with  tea & coffee etc, However someone was Psychic and brought a vegetarian appetizer and home made cookies. Since this was a membership drive a bottle of wine was donated and the winner was Greg. 
Please remember that tickets are now printed for our Oktoberfest Dinner and Dance On September 26, 2009. This event features a live band. A full Buffet Dinner is included in the price of $50 per ticket. Each member is required to sell 10 tickets. Our newest member Linda has tickets if you have not received them. Also items are required for the silent Auction.

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Laughter and Fun was the byword at the Poco bowling alley on Friday June the 5th when Rotary members and guests were well entertained by some members practising their 1 foot and backwards bowling. Rumour has it that some members scored higher on 1 foot than some members did on 2......
 WOW...we have some members that can really play!!!!!
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Rotary President Sentenced to 1 Year Community Service!

By Russ McMurchie, Rotary Crew Member

June 17th, 2009 Port Coquitlam:  The throng of well wishers, family and friends gathered for a fun evening were noticeably shocked when President Elect, Bob Frew, of the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial was escorted into the decorated banquet room at POCO INN & SUITESwearing a black and white striped suit by none other than a real Mountie in Red Surge. What had he done! Constable Vellani had been sent by his superior, Sgt. Stewart of the Coquitlam RCMP Traffic Division to apprehend the scoudrel.

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The Leadership Issue     

Did You Know?

The following famous leaders have been active or honourary Rotarians:

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The Crossroads Hospice Society will hold a "Hike For Hospice" Sunday May 3rd as a fund raiser. Crossroads has a large hospice (residence) in Port Moody where individuals and family members can stay to be with & look after people no longer able to look after themselves when they have only a short time left. The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam is one of the co-sponsors of this event which raised over $49,000 for the hospice last year including Port Moody and the corporate sponsors. Be there about 9AM to register and join in the fun. The Hike starts at 10Am and you'll be back by 11AM for more fun and games. Bring the family including the dog!

What is involved:

  • A 5KM walk at either of the two locations set up at
    1. Port Coquitlam - Hyde creek Rec. Centre - 1379 Laurier Ave.
    2. Port Moody - PortMoodyCity Hall - 100 Newport Drive

    275 Walkers plus Corporate donations raised over $49,000 last year!

    What a great day it was! See you all there!!

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    "It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it." Albert Einstein - Tobin Postma has written again, possibly for the last time.  I think he should have been a comedian.   Enjoy

    Russ

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    Rotary International and Gates Foundation together commit $355 million to eradicate polio

      (Jan. 21, 2009) -- Rotary International has announced a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will inject a much-needed US$355 million into the global campaign to eradicate polio, a crippling and sometimes fatal disease that still paralyzes children in parts of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East and threatens children everywhere. Additional significant funding commitments were also announced by Germany and the

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    January Happenings

    Jan.8 - Our first meeting of the new year. Fire Chief Steve Gamble visited with us and told us about the Port Coquitlam Fire Department and it's plans for the year. The department is staffed to handle the emergancies that are common the Port Coquitlam. 90% of emergancies are medical or Motor Vehicle accident related. Chief Gamble's talk was greatly appreciated by all.

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    Nov. 11th - President Cheryl laid a wreath on behalf of the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam at the at the Civic ceremonies on Remembrance Day.

    Nov. 13th meeting - Reg Neufeld from the "Kindness Foundation of Canada" talked to us about "Kind Acts" and "World Kindness Day". Reg hopes the thought will be contagious!

    Nov. 13th - Board Meeting - Details are on the website for members.

    Nov. 20th - Gene Vickers of the Port Moody club gave us a talk on following our "Passions". As usual, his talk was great!

    Nov. 27 - The addition of Tyleen and Gracie Adoo to the club. WELCOME!

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    How would you like to participate in an on-line discussion with PRIP Cliff Dochterman? Check the following.   For January 27th

    See President Cheryl's E-Mail of Jan 22nd for instructions.

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    Tri-Cities Literacy Dance - Nov. 8/08

    The four Rotary Clubs of the Tri-Cities banded together to raise funds for the Dictionary Literacy project by holding a Rotary dance at the Dogwood Pavillion in Coquitlam Saturday, Nov. 8th. About 135 Rotarians & friends danced to the music of "Wall Street", a great band playing great music. In addition, there was a Wine Wall with 3 groups of wine sold at silent auction. Other great items were available for silent auction purchase as well. Rotarians and friends danced the night away until 1AM when the evening ended.

    A great time was had by all and we are looking forward to the next event.

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    Hope you and the club are doing well.
     
    I am settling in nicely here in London. I have found a flat with some pretty cool Aussie room mates so I can't really complain about too much.

    Just thought I would give you a quick update on my marks, which I finally got last week.

    I ended up scoring the highest overall mark in my entire class!  My overall degree is now an MBA with Distinction (highest level).  I have a special reception ceremony in Nottingham that I'm attending on December 9th to collect my award.  I also get 100 pounds for finishing first, so whoever said being responsible doesn't pay was very wrong haha
     
    Anyways, please pass my greetings on to everyone else.

    Regards,

    Tobin
    To read the beginnings of this story, see STORIES TAB's 71, 95 & 106 dated Nov. 27/07, April 23/08 & Aug. 21/08.  Tobin has exceeded our wildest expectations. As an Ambassadorial Scholar, Rotary (and the club) has contributed approximately $26,000 to his education plus other items such as a fund raising Pub Night earlier this year. We have every reason to be thrilled with his successes.
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    October 23, 2008 - DG Larry Stinson visited with Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam centennial members today. His talk was inspiring as he set out many of the projects Rotary Clubs have taken on. District 5050 raised $135,000. for PolioPlus which was presented in Chilliwack last month. Rotary's good works continue.  His message published in the PAJ read:
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    Thank you to for helping with Homelessness Connect Day (Tuesday, Oct. 14th/08).  Remember Adele...before and after.  The message below is one of the reasons why we are Rotarians!   J  

    Thank you to everyone who volunteers their time to help at meetings, sit on the Board, Chair a Committee, plan an event, or perform a Community Service, International project and continue our fight against Polio.  The small things do make a difference!

     

    Cheryl McKeever, President

    Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial

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    Our Oct. 2nd meeting was a lively one! We were visited by Steve Whitick from the Port Moody Club and Angela Andersen, who gave us the low down on using a student trainee for vocational work. It was well done - contact Angela if you want to do something similar. Steve talked about his involvement with "Run For The Cure" group and how Port Moody Rotary has done a student reading program with local school for the last 7 years.

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    Local Rotarians pledge to support $100 million challenge:

    Cheryl McKeever, President of the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial, said recently that all the members of her Rotary Club, Rotary District 5050 and in fact all Rotarians from around the world are totally committed in their dedication and support of the Rotary Foundation as it raises US$100 million towards finally eradicating polio.

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    The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial was proud to be involved in the Business Improvement Association's Car Show on Sunday August 17th, Rotary provided the perimeter security volunteers needed for the show.. The show was a great success with 400 entries, one of the best local shows ever.

    Pictured is Mitchell Marcus, Past President of The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial, standing beside one of the car show entries - a red 1979 Citroen 2CV-6, with a 2 cylinder, air cooled 25HP motor. The car gets 60 miles to the gallon and is owned by Arun Mistry, a veteran from the Canadian Forces. He joined shortly after his arrival from Kenya. Mr. Mistry was familiar with Rotary from his home country and the work Rotary has done there to improve the quality of Kenyan's lives. The car  has been produced since 1946 a nd has remained unchanged during that time.

    Dan Olson, the Executive Director of the POCO BIV enjoyed his day on his Sedgwick machine. He was heard to say that running on a Sedgwick is a thrill and makes one think they are young again, until the machine twirls and throws you off - then you remember your real age. A great time was had by all!

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    1. What Happened To July?  -   Well, its 6:15pm and I am at work waiting to go to a corporate dinner where they will attempt to woo myself and two other CSR MBAs into staying with the company.  The plus side of it is that I get a gourmet 4 course meal out of it, the down side is that I will have to engage in witty banter and avoid saying something silly such as how I liked Lego as a child and my dream was to go to legoland - this happened at the last meal.

    I have managed to survive two months at ArcelorMittal and I am still going strong.  It has been an amazing experience and I have learned a ton - I have also learned that working 9-6 everyday does not allow much time to work on your thesis and consequently, I will also soon learn how to write a thesis in two weeks.

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    What Happened To July?  -   Well, its 6:15pm and I am at work waiting to go to a corporate dinner where they will attempt to woo myself and two other CSR MBAs into staying with the company.  The plus side of it is that I get a gourmet 4 course meal out of it, the down side is that I will have to engage in witty banter and avoid saying something silly such as how I liked Lego as a child and my dream was to go to legoland - this happened at the last meal.

    I have managed to survive two months at ArcelorMittal and I am still going strong.  It has been an amazing experience and I have learned a ton - I have also learned that working 9-6 everyday does not allow much time to work on your thesis and consequently, I will also soon learn how to write a thesis in two weeks.

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    The President of Canwest Community Publishing announced that our Ryan McAdams has been promoted to "The Publisher" of the "NOW" Newspaper, Effective July 01, 2008       Way to go Ryan!

    Ryan has been an associate publisher in Coquitlam since November 2007, prior to which he was the Sales Manager commencing in 1999. Ryan has provided excellent leadership of the sales team and subsequently the entire team at the newspaper.

    Ryan's community involvement includes being a charter member of the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial, committee member of the Port Moody Library "Links To Literacy", fundraising golf tournament, committee member for the City of Coquitlam "Light The Lake" Christmas Festival and volunteer on the Douglas College local review committee.

    CONGRATULATIONS Ryan from all your friends at POCO Rotary.ca!

    Ryan McAdams Appointed to Publisher - "The NOW" Russell McMurchie 0
    Posted by Russell McMurchie

    Need a writer for our Weekly Bulletin that has not been showing up weekly. We need to add a column about the human side of our club. The things we do, the fun we have, the dreams we want to make real. I'm not willing to give up being the Editor yet because I really enjoy doing the bulletin for the club - but I can use a column writer. Human interest stuff - the stuff you write to your aunt Matilda that we all want to read.  It should be a lot of fun and you will enjoy the experience. If you have a need for anonymity,we can arrange that too - but you would have more fun if the column had your byline. Think it over and let me know. By the way - the Board made me a Vice-President of the club, much to my surprise, so I really could use the help. Let's have fun together.   Russ - The Editor

     

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    Merchants Against Money Laundering

    BC businesses are urged to educate themselves on how to play a role to deter and detect money laundering

    The RCMP "E" Division Integrated Proceeds of Crime section (IPOC) has launched its fourth annual Merchants Against Money Laundering awareness campaign. The campaign's objectives are to:

     Educate business owners about money laundering
     Show business owners how they can become unknowing participants in the crime, and
     Explain the impact money laundering has on the community.

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    An estimated 18,000 Rotarians decended upon the Los Angeles Convention Center for the 99th Rotary International Convention. (The place is HUGE!) From the Plenary Sessions to the Break-Out Sessions that dealt with specific subjects, it was an amazing show. The five main areas of concern - Water - Literacy - Health & Hunger - Family of Rotary - to Rotary Shares, the breakout sessions dealt with subjects near and dear to Rotarians everywhere. Sessions were an hour long which just scratched the surface of the subject being dealt with but created a stronger need to eventually fill in the blanks by attendees. Many good ideas were shared and successful projects showcased. I have brought back many of the materials that were offered for your examination. They will be on a table at meetings for the next month or so. There is so much to see & absorb. Next year's convention will be held in Birmingham England. Plan on attending if you can. What a great vacation it would be!

     

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    Induction of Cheryl McKeever & New Executive Russell McMurchie 0
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    The club again hosted the Seniors Brunch on Saturday morning. 14 brave Rotarian souls were there to wave the Rotary Flag and serve the seniors their breakfast. About 150 seniors were served in record time with Glenn looking after details in the kitchen. Mitch, Gale, Cheryl and Cecilia were quick with coffee and fixings. Carol, Joan, Bob, Ryan, Russ and Angela served the breakfast of scambled eggs, sausage and pancakes. Seconds were provided as needed. It was great fun!

    President Cheryl handed out the seniors awards which were many. A great time was had by all and the seniors all commented on the high quality of the food servers this year!

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    Group Study Exchange - Philippines                   "The Power of Rotary"

    The Rotary Group Study Exchange program is a unique cultural & vocational opportunity for business and professional men and women between the ages of 25 & 40 who are in the early years of their profession. The program provides travel grants for 4 to 6 weeks for team members to exchange visits between districts of different countries. It provides World Community service opportunities to establish humanitarian projects between the hosting and sending countries to address specific needs. Teams are 1 Rotarian and 4 or 5 non-Rotarians. What follows is the result of District 5050's latest team visit to the Philippines with District 3800 (dates travelled were Feb. 22 - March 29, 2008).
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    Port Coquitlam's 85th Rotary May Day Parade was a resounding success. Over 120 entries in the pardade (98 last year) kept the attention of all the spectaters for the entire parade.  Starting at 7AM, Rotary members assembled at the city site to share a breakfast and coffee or juice. Last instructions were issued and the work started. Club members were situated on each of the streets holding parade participants. We were there to set up the streets to hold the entries until parade time.
    MAY DAY PARADE & REFRESHMENT GARDEN Russell McMurchie 0
    Hike for Hospice May 4, 2008 Russell McMurchie 0
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    It was terrific to see the wheelchairs that our Club sponsored complete with the Port Coquitlam Rotary hubcaps in the May Day Parade.  The Seniors were all dressed up, flowers everywhere, smiling and waving despite the cold day we had.  The volunteers and staff pushing the chairs were impressed with the ease of mobility that the chairs had.  Thank you Mitchell for your time and dedication to making this happen!
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    Subject: hot water - (A Tobin Adventure)

      For the first time in two weeks I feel clean, this is not because I cannot afford rent and am living in the janitors closet (I expect that to happen next month), but rather because I have just returned home from two weeks in India.
     It started on a whim, my brother (steffen) was traveling around and I had three weeks off for Easter and a mountain of work to complete.  Since I work best under pressure, I thought I could manage it all in a week (I'll let you know next week how that turns out).  We booked our flights and we were off to India and proceeded to travel like typical males (no plans, no advance bookings, just sheer instinct).  It almost ended horribly only two hours after landing.  I managed to stick next to an Indian who kept making me promise to visit the hugging saint and even offered to show me a picture of her - the picture turned out to be a doll (voodoo stlye) that just sat and stared at me the whole flight.  Steff arrived earlier that day and we had agreed to meet at a major landmark at 1230am.  My plane was 2 hours late and I rolled up at 230 am just catching a glimpse of a tall white guy walking away.  I yelled out of the taxi window, (whether it was actual taxi and whether it had windows were debatable) and our trip had officially begun. 

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    District 5050 club assembly was held Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Kwantlen University Collage in Surrey. Approximately 250 Rotarians for District 5050 were on hand to hear our District Trainer, DG, DG Elect, DG Nominee, DG Nominee Designate, and Dennis Boyd, our AG and Rotary Leadership Institute Chair. The District Assembly is essentially an educational conference. There were 3 sessions of 10 subjects, some repeated. The various group sessions were held to educate serious Rotarians to be able to handle greater and greater responsibilities with a view to becoming more effective in what we do or want to do.
    District 5050 Assembly April 12/08 Russell McMurchie 0
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    POLIO ERADICATION RECEIVES ANOTHER BOOST

    The Google Foundation puts up $3,500,000. as a challenge grant for Rotary in their pursuit of Polio eradication from the planet! Rotary will raise funds to match the Google Foundation grant dollar for dollar over one year. This follows close on the heels of the $200 million challenge grant to Rotary from the Gates Foundation on November 27th, 2007. A world effort to beat polio has succeeded in slashing the number of cases by 99% over the past two decades but the virus that causes the disease still persists, mainly in Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan. Rotary has donated over $650 Million dollars to the fight against this crippling disease since targeting this disease in 1985.

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    Mark your calendars!  Fill in the Visioning Form and return by e-mail! Give thought to what you want for the club - from the club - for the people we want to help - for yourself! Register online - Click on  EVENTS tab on the front of the Club Bulletin!
    Club Visioning Session - April 17 Russell McMurchie 0
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    At our March 21st meeting, the club's "Mini-Clubs" were asked to present their deliberations and conclusions for the club's consideration. President Paul had set up these mini-clubs last fall to give greater voice to members through independant meetings. The club idea is a great success: Some reports from spokesmen were:

    Ryan's group (Ryan, Gaye, Bob & Unice) -  Suggested a fund raiser for the club. We are able to obtain Books of Cineplex movie tickets for resale to members. The potential profit is significant. Most club members agreed with the project.  Ryan McAdam reported for his group as follows:                                        

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    The Rotary May Day Parade is coming! 5 Weeks away! Mark your calendars. We'll need everyone to help out to make this our best parade year ever. Applications for parade participation are coming in and most are still to come. The Beer Garden has been approved, The Music Concert is coming together. We'll be having a meeting with the city to learn all the details of our involvement down the road.  Have a happy time!
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    "If we can dream of a better land,

          Where we can walk hand in hand,

                Then why oh why, can't our dreams come true?"

    Bill Boyd, President, Rotary International

    INDIVIDUALS - SHARING A BELIEF Russell McMurchie 0
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    March 06, 2008  - It is with considerable regret that I must advise that Paul Gill, President of the Port Coquitlam Rotary Club has today resigned his position of President of The Rotary Cub of Port Coquitlam Centennial and his active membership in the club. He has found this necessary due to personal & business reasons. Paul was a charter member of the club and was a very active member working for the betterment of the club and Rotary generally. He will be missed. More later.
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      The Orphanage Program - Katie McKeever tells of her Trip to Brazil.

    Riverside Secondary School in Port Coquitlam, set up a program during 2007,to send up to 18 students to Brazil to work with Street kids and orphans in Rio De Janerio and San Paulo.Brazil and to build an orphanage. They went for 15 days. The students raised funds by collecting & recycling. They were also able to raise funds from various groups including Rotary. Katie McKeever as part of the group remembers....

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    As part of Rotary's 123rd anniversay celebrations, the Tri-City Rotary clubs of Coquitlam (Sunrise), Port Moody and Port Coquitlam, promoted and staffed a Rotary display in the Coquitlam Centre Mall. Gale Acker & Barrie Seaton were instrumental in producing the Port Coquitlam portion of the display. A major attraction was the Shelter Box material which drew a lot of attention from the public.

    Rotary Display at Coquitlam Centre Russell McMurchie 0
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    The club celebrated it's third anniversary at Barrie & Joan Seaton's home Feb. 22nd. All rotarians brought their family or significant other to enjoy the evening. It was a great bash with a potluck buffet. An evening of fellowship and good fun was had by all. .
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    Welcome to KindActs. Our vision is a kind world.
    We hope you'll join us in making this vision a reality...
    The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial answered the call and were pleased to fund kindness kits to 13 schools in the Tri-Cities at a cost of $1,625.00. Stay tuned to learn the results.
      The KindActs Network Association of B.C. is a non-profit Society based in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Our mission is to inspire human connection and activate the practice of kindness locally and globally, to create a kind world one kind act at a time. In addition to participating at the provincial level, KindActs is also a member of the World Kindness Movement, a growing network of kindness organizations in 19 countries. We are now entering our 10th year of service! Read our story here.
    KIND ACTS - A Talk by Gail Smits Russell McMurchie 0
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    Camp Jubilee is a summer camp for youths aged 7 to 18. There are 5 different programs catering to different age groups. Experience a wide variety of activities including canoeing, kayaking, archery, hiking, crafts, swimming, drama, low ropes course rock climbing and high ropes. Enjoy group activities such as evening camp wide games, campfires and skit nights.

    Camp Jubilee has successfully operated on 128 ocean front acres on the shores of Indian Arm since 1936. It is located between Port Moody and North Vancouver The camp's top priority is the safety and security of all campers. They are accredited by the BC Camping Association and maintain comprehensive standards in all areas.

    Call 604-937-7388 for further information.

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    We were fortunate to have Gillian Yardley of the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation talk to us tonight. This is a volunteer organization with 250,000 members. They raise funds to further research and diseminate information about heart attacks and strokes. Heart attacks and Strokes is now the #1 killer of WOMEN in Canada! Surpassing all deaths from all forms of Cancer! Unfortunately, this is a little known fact.

    Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC - Feb. 07/08 Russell McMurchie 0
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    It's important to have a "Club Greeter" at all club meetings. Greeters function to make sure that all visitors, be they rotarians or non-rotarians are recognized appropriately. Greeters are responsible to see that a club member is partnered with guests to introduce them to other members, the President and possibly to the club generally during the meeting. The point to the excercise is to make all visiters feel at home and important. To access the list of "greeters" .......

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     Hazel Postma Associate Vice President External Douglas College, visited us Jan. 17th and discussed the Douglas College Foundation and the expansion of the Nursing Educational Facitities at DC David Lam Campus.

    Tri-Cities Rotary Clubs are funding a $10,000 matching funds grant to the College to set up bursaries for Psychiatric Nursing students.

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    Port Coquitlam Rotary Centennial Club has been pleased to be able to assist Port Coquitlam youth through funding some of their dinners, in particular their Christmas Dinner and some furniture for their lounge. The young people dropped into the club meeting last week to express their thanks for the Rotary's support. See the POCO Youth Journal for more pictures......
    The Hyde Creek Youth Centre & Lounge Russell McMurchie 0
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    SHELTERBOX PROVIDES RARE GLIMPSE INSIDE NORTH KOREA

    SHELTERBOX PROVIDES RARE GLIMPSE INSIDE NORTH KOREA An exceptional glimpse of life inside one of the world's most isolated regimes - North Korea - has been provided thanks to a disaster relief charity set up by a UK Rotary club.

    ShelterBox specialises in providing emergency accommodation and other survival essentials to disaster victims. Aid is delivered in pre-packaged kits - 'ShelterBoxes' - each designed to help a family of 10 survive for at least six months.

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      Christmas Comments 2007

    Denis Boyd , Assistant Governor Area D

    Research into therapy has determined that the key component in the helping process which a predictor of success is the relationship between therapist and client. When there is engagement there is a much greater likelihood of success.

    I think that Paul Harris and Charles Schultz would have been friends and may have jointly created the following questionnaire if they had been able to do so:

    The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip........

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    Denis Boyd , Assistant Governor Area D

    Christmas and Rotary have a lot in common. Christmas is the season of goodwill and generosity, the season when love is born and when people are kinder and warmer for a time. Rotary is about service above self and truth and fairness, building goodwill and friendships and activities which are beneficial to all concerned.

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    Posted by Darrell McLeod

    The December 20 meeting is moved to December 18 at the Vancouver Golf Club on Austin Ave and will be hosted by the Coquitlam Club as the Annual Tri-Cities Rotary Christmas Party. Cost is $25 per person and of course side benefit is the Choir contest.

    December 27 meeting is one of two that we are allowed to cancel every year.

    Our next regular meeting will be Thursday January 3rd 2008.

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    Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam has donated and delivered Dictionaries for ALL Grade 4 Student's in Port Coquitlam. Rotarians delivered the dictionaries during November & December. The dictionaries have large letters and are specially designed for young readers. They are very colourful and attractive. The students and the schools were pleased to receive these Rotary gifts. Some of the students comments were:
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    By Margaret Franz:  Re: Attendance at:

      1. Cartago Rotary Club Meeting, Costa Rica - November 8, 2007
      2. Annual National Conference - Costa Rica Rotary Clubs - November 10, 2007

    On my recent trip to Costa Rica, I attended the weekly meeting of the Cartago Rotary Club in Cartago, Costa Rica on at 8:15pm on November 10, 2007. Cartago is a small town, pop. aprx 141,000, which serves the surrounding agricultural community. Just outside Cartago is Mt. Irazu, which is an semi-active volcano.

    I was introduced to the Cartago Rotary members and was greeted warmly, in Spanish, of course. The meeting proceeded with much animated discussion about upcoming events and projects they were planning. About half-way through the meeting there was discussion about the upcoming National Conference in San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica the following Saturday. One of the members suggested that I be invited to that conference and that my registration fees be paid for by the Cartago club - everyone agreed to that. There followed some discussion about who was going to pick me up and take me to the Conference. All the details were decided upon. One of the members was fluent in English and translated the information for me.

    A COSTA RICA ROTARY CLUB EXPERIENCE Russell McMurchie 0
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    It is 6:30pm on a chilly Friday evening. I have just completed 10 hours of class, finishing with three hours of Business Economics where we put Game Theory into practice for modern market situations. I have the weekend to look forward to as I will be spending most of it in front of my computer writing two major research papers for Management Information Systems and Business Economics and, if I am really lucky, I may even get to the library to search for journal articles. The life of a Nottingham MBA student, particularly one studying Corporate Social Responsibility (the `good kind` of Business student I was told by a Psychology graduate student), is not filled with champagne breakfasts and caviar dinners but rather double espressos and microwaveable curries.
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    The Canadian Cancer Society say that over 2 in 5 Canadians will contract cancer in theri lifetime. BC has better stats than most Provinces but we are still heavilly involved. The cancer society operates primarlly on volunteers in Canada. They are the largest charity giving to the research of cancer in the country. Their mission is the eradication of cancer in the world. Visit the CCS office in Port Moody at 2610 St. John Street for complete information. Thank you Caroline and Gina for the presentation.
    The CCS Visit - (The Canadian Cancer Society) Russell McMurchie 0
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    A fast moving meeting tonight. President Paul steered the group through our regular business quickly while Charter President Barrie Seaton set up the DVD to bring us another speach from the Rotary Convention recently held in Salt Lake City.  Barrie says the speaches were amazing - he's now played two of them for the club. One from Rotary President Bill Boyd which was truly inspiring - the other tonight by a Rotarian from India on how he was able to turn his dream of clean water for an area with 120,000 poor people into a reality with the help of Rotary International, The Rotary Foundation and the Government of India. A truely touching story that says what you dream can be made to happen when you put your passion to work. Charter President Barrie reminded us that the dues and contributions of our club and many others makes the completion of these dreams possible.
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    Pictured is Jay Hoots, a professional Freerider (8 years Norco Factory Team) , Past Rotary President Mitchell Marcus and his son Neil, standing along side the new Port Coquitlam Bike Skills park. See the Photo Journal for additional pictures.
     
    The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial is a proud partner together with the city to provide a community bike skill's park to provide enjoyment to all ages of trail riders, dirt jumpers and slopestyle riders.
     
    This is 'phase 1' of the planned park for the city, and it promises to be a great inexpensive area for the complete rider experience! POCO youth representatives and city officials are excited to have a place for the kids and are pleased to have the Rotary Club involved.
     
    Jay Hoots has experience building over 17 community 'skills parks' and several high profile Freeride contests, he has also chaired the Skills Park workshop for 'The World Mountain Bike Conference' held in North Vancouver 2005 -2007 and has dialogue world wide with countries dealing with the DIRT jump phenomenon. 

    The new sign at the Shaughnessy Bike Skills Park was donated by The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial. The sign went up Oct 13th.

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    GRAFFITI

    We were treated to a presentation by Jodi McNeice of POCO Community Policing and Dan Sconnes, Port Coquitlam's Bylaw Office, dealing with the problem of graffiti in the POCO area. Graffiti leaves a negative impression on your neighbourhood. If not removed right away, it may increase in quantity. Graffiti often involves offensive, obscene &/or hateful language. By removing graffiti right away, you will reduce the chance of vandalism reoccurring or escalating.

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    Our newest members join us:

    AG Dennis Boyd performed the ceremony to bring two new members into the club tonight. Our newest Rotarians, Margaret and Chris were told by AG Dennis Boyd, that "The only way you can prove your love for your fellow man is through service." President Paul bestowed the Rotary badges, pins and coins on them. Membership Chair Bob Frew gave them their Rotarian Info Pack, President Elect Cheryl McKeever presented them with their Rotarian Plaque with the 4 Way Test. AG Dennis Boyd followed up and told them the challenge now is to live the 4 Way Test in all aspects of their life.

    A warm welcome to the club Margaret & Chris.

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    MALAYSIAN NIGHT  -  Saturday Nov. 3rd, 2007

    A great time was had by all at our special evening of Malaysian culture, cuisine and music. Tourism Malaysia had arranged a great evening for everyone including a visit from the Malaysian Consul General. FOOD - FUN - ENTERTAINMENT -  6:pm reception   7:30 Dinner    See the Photo Journal for pictures!

    It was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial

     

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    Carol Metz Murray, a Management Consultant, talked about her life and times:          Carol was born and raised on a farm in southern Saskatchewan.           She gained all of her education i.e. undergraduate and graduate degrees while working full time . She has lived in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Yukon and BC.   She said:    
    • I took on management roles at the early age of 19 and managed a law office, feedlot and local government as well as starting and operating four businesses. I started my management consulting practise in 1995 after receiving fully one of life's lessons . I was selected to go to Russia and the Ukraine after the fall of the USSR to assist local goverments to build tax regimes

    In the Yukon I learned the true meaning of "politics" and got to work with the world's colourful 5%     -         more . . . . . .

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    A Visit by AG Dennis Boyd. & Club Assembly

    Sept. 27/07

    We were fortunate to have Assistant Governor Dennis Boyd visit with us today. He brought us up to date on work being dome by Rotary International and The Rotary Foundation. He discussed the value of and what to expect at the Membership/PR seminar to happen on Oct. 13th as well as other events. He advised all members to logo onto the District site so that their existence would become known to the District e-mail system.

    We were then treated to our Club Assembly or Club Business (information) segment. All club directors gave us an update on their particular area's of responsibility. The area's are:

    Club Secretary, Club Treasurer, Club Service, Community Service, Vocational Service, International Service and Rotary Foundation Chair. Some of the items covered were:

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    Donna White of the Terry Fox Foundation honoured us with a visit last week and gave us a first hand account of parts of Terry's story. The Foundation is "Maintaining The Principals & Vision of Terry Fox". Terry's original dream of raising $1 from each person in Canada for cancer research, has been greatly surpassed. The Foundation has raised over $400 Million to date. Terry's run lasted 143  days - he ran the equivelant of a marathon every day during the run. He wore out 8 pairs of shoes.  Presently,
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    The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam's Charter President, Barrie Seaton, was a volunteer to have his head shaved at the Great Canadian Head Shave in Port Coquitlam on Friday, Sept. 14th, 2007.Barrie is dedicated to raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation and he raised over $4,500 for his part in this event.
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    Posted by Paul S. Gill
    Over 100 hundred Rotarians and friends from the four Tri-Cities Rotary Clubs got together at the TreeHouse Pub last Thursday in lieu of the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial's regular meeting.

    The event was a fundraiser for Tobin Postma, one of two Ambassadorial Scholars from District 5050. Successfully captained by Onyeka Dozie, over $1800 was raised towards the purchase of textbooks for Tobin.

    Much thanks to Paty, Peter and Tom, presidents of Coquitlam, Port Moody and Coquitlam Sunrise for being present and ensuring a good turnout from each of their Rotary Clubs. We have to make sure that we give them as much support as we possibly can from our Club for their events!

    Also highly supportive with the purchase of ten tickets and his attendance was AG Denis Boyd.
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    Wearing their new Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial ball caps almost half of the members turned out for Sunday's Port Coquitlam Downtown Business Improvement Association (BIA) Show and Shine. The Club staffed the barricades and ensured the safety of the thousands that attended the event.

    It was a show of support for the local business community and equally important a show of support for prospective Rotarian Dan Olsen, Exectuve Director of the BIA. Congratulations to Event Captain Gayle Acker for maintaining the high spirits of her volunteers. The Show and Shine (and sometimes Showers) is an annual event and hopefully next year there will be more shine and less showers.
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    My Friends,
    At last week's meeting, we were lucky enough to have three guests from the grand-daddy of the TRI-Cities Rotary Clubs the Rotary Club of Coquitlam. AG (there's those initials again!) Denis Boyd used the opportunity to do a make-up, as did his partner Maureen Boyd.

    Last week was also the start of a new tradition in the Triï-"Cities instigated by a suggestion from Assistant Governor Boyd. Patricia Thorleifson, President of the Rotary Club of Coquitlam shared her life and Rotary experiences with our Club. Expect to see Peter from the Port Moody Club and Tom from the Coquitlam Sunrise Club come out and speak to us sometime in the next year. The Tri-Cities Clubs have always worked closely together in the past and many of us have friends who are members in the other Clubs. The four president's have made a commitment that we will attend at least one other Club meeting a month.
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    We were pleased to have Patricia Thorleifson, President of the Rotary Club of Coquitlam talk to us tonight. Patrica came to Canada from Mexico several decades ago to attend University and found her place in the sun and stayed. She joined Rotary shortly after women were allowed into Rotary. There were only 3 women in the club at that time. Over the years, she has learned much from her experiences with Rotary and told her audiance that the decision to join Rotary has changed her life. We were very honoured to have had her with us for a short time.

     

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    Three prospective members were in attendance at our last meeting due to the work of MC Bob Frew and his newspaper ads. Say hello to them at this week's meeting and make them welcome. Remember, August is Membership and Membership Retention month. It is the job of all members to recruit new members!

    Also last Thursday, PP Barrie Seaton led a "Lessons Learned" session for the 2007 Rotary MayDay Parade to make sure that the 2008 parade will be the biggest and best yet.

    Big-Big thanks to out going Sergeant-At-Arms Joan Seaton for her dedication this past year for setting up facilities, collecting happy-sad dollars, fining people and of course had the need arose to ejecting unruly people from our meetings. On Thursday, she presented newly appointed SAA Gayle Acker with her badge of office. Uh-Oh, watch out, there is a new sheriff in town!

    Saturday and Sunday our Club in partnership with the TreeHouse Pub sponsored a Beer Garden at Gates Park for a Slo-Pitch Tournament. Despite the torrential downpour many members came out to lend a hand. Kudos to DCS Greg Archibald for captaining the event and mucho thanks to prospective member Michael Asma for securing the liquor licences on such short notice.

    TRF DDF DSG 3H -- No one could blame you if you thought these were acronyms for text messaging but they're not. These are just some of the ways that local Rotary Clubs can access Rotary International funding for their projects both internationally and locally.

    PP Barrie Seaton (also CP, CM & FC--), along with new member Darrel McLeod and myself braved the Canada/US border and attended the District's annual RI Foundation Seminar in Bellingham on Saturday. Afterwards we all agreed that it was well worth the lengthy border line-ups. Plan on attending next year! More about how we can further our goals with the help of RI in the months to come. To find out more about TRF DDF DSG etc see rotary.org

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    "Hospice by definition means a place of shelter. It became connected to the shelter and care of the dying. The hospice movement is a way to humanise the care of the dying. Hospice care encourages us to put "life into their days, not days into their life".

    That is from the homepage of the Crossroads Hospice Society. At our last meeting we were privileged to have two good friends of Rotary from Crossroads give us an update on the Society.

    Much thanks go to Barb Henham and Andrea Hlady for taking time out of their busy schedules to let us know that this years' Hike for Hospice raised a whopping $49,000â?" the largest sum raised in Western Canada and the 4th highest in all of the country with over 94 Hospice's taking part. Let's do even better next year!

    Rotary was founded in 1905 by Paul Harris as a business networking and fellowship club working to do good in the community. We can all be proud of our Club's accomplishments in helping out those less fortunate in our community and abroad. This is a very important facet of Rotary but we must not forget that fellowship is equally important.
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    Christianne Wilhelmson of the Georgia Straight Alliance (A non-profit society dedicated to keeping Georgia Straight free of pollution) spoke to us setting out who the GSA is and what they are doing.

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    July 5th, 2007 - PP Barrie & former First Lady Joan Seaton gave us the rundown on events at the Rotary Convention at Salt Lake City June 16 to June 20, 2007.  The convention was held at the Salt Lake City Convention Centre with about 17,000 Rotarians from over 147 nations present. The various projects the different clubs from different parts of the world were involved in were amazing. It was the largest convention ever to be held in Salt Lake City.
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    The annual President & Officers Induction celebration was held June 28/07 at the Best Western Confrence Centre in Port Coquitlam. It was a fun evening, the second such for the club since it's beginning in Feb. 2005. Mitchell Marcus, the second President of the club, turned the gavel over to Paul Gill, the president-elect and wished him well.
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    Darrell McLeod was born in Edmonton a few decades back. Growing up with 4 sisters and brother, he had a good homelife. He was active in curling, baseball and hockey. He currently fills his lesure time with river fishing and golf. His greatest love is hiking - all over the world but particularly in Scotland. Darrell met his wife Bev while curling and has now been married almost 3 decades with two adult children. The family has been living in Coquitlam for over 2 decades.

    Darrell now has an internet marketing business. He helps small businesses use the internet to their advantage for communication with clients, prospects, staff and suppliers. He makes the web work for you!

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    The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam together with the Coquitlam Club held a Senior's Breakfast this morning. 15 representatives for Port Coquitlam Centennial were on site to serve 220 Senior's their breakfast.

    A great time was had by all.

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    Drake Stephens, representing the BC Conservation Foundation, gave an interesting discussion about the problem of Black Bears in human neigbourhoods. He first reminded us that we are the ones encroaching on the Bear's traditional hunting grounds. Bears are territorial and generally a female will operste within a 10 KM X 10KM area (100 sq. KM's) Bears natural diets consist of Berries, fruit, roots, green vegitation, insects, grubs and carrion. They do not normally attach humans as a food source.  Be sure to close up your garbage containers, keep them away from easy access by bears. Bears have an incredible sense of smell and can smell garbage and other potential food sources over agreat distance. Bears are very intelligent.

     

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    The Rotary Port Coquitlam May Day Parade & Beer Garden was a total success. Thanks go to all members involved. From 7:00AM to 9:30PM when the site was broken down and taken away, our members were there to make it happen. For the Beer Garden info, go to: www.rotarymayday.ca/beer_garden.htm for more info and pictures.  More to come.
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    The Team from Turkey arrived in Vancouver after a 23 hour trip. They were met by the club and delivered to their host families:

    Barrie & Jean Seaton, Haresh Bhatt & Wife, Dave and Anne Crozier, Gale and Scott Acker, Russ McMurchie and Marilynne King. We were privileged to host the team members until May 10th when they were turned over to the North Delta Club. We meet again after the Harrison Conference for a Barbecue on Sunday June 3rd. The Team leaves for Turkey the morning of the 4th.

    It truly has been a privilege to host these Rotarian guests and make a new set of friends. For greater detail of their trip. Go to the link www.gse2430.com/. There is a day by day diary there with pictures posted by the team.

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    May 6th - Hike For Hospice - A Major Undertaking - Gale Acker Captain

    May 11th, - GSE Team Visit - A Fabulous event - very time consuming - A Big deal!!                                 Barrie Seaton - Captain

    May 12th - Rotary May Day Parade - Another fabulous event - Barrie Seaton Captain

    May 12th - May Day Beer Gardens - Dave Binder Captain - A great Event!!!

     

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    BIA - Business Improvement Association - Dan Olson Speaks

    April 5, 2007 - The club welcomed Dan Olson, the Executive Director of Port Coquitlam's Business Improvement Association. (BIA)  Dan explained the BIA, it's goals, future plans and dreams.

    Business Improvement Associations are a collective of local businesses, making democratic decisions and working together to reach common goals.

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    March 22, 2007 - The club held it's weekly meeting in the newly refurbished section at Hawthorne Care centre and presented Lenore Pickering, the Executive Director of the Centre with a cheque for $5,000. to purchase large print books, computers as a link to modern technology and to complete the Centre's library needs. Hawthorne Care Centre has operated in Port Coquitlam for 47 years. They have a compliment of 131 residents needing varied levels of assistance  The club was taken on a tour of the Assisted Living and Supportive Housing facility that has been renovated and refurbished. There are 1 and 2 person accommodations available at reasonable costs to the residents.
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    The Crossroads Hospice Society hold a "Hike For Hospice" annually as a fund raiser.           Crossroads has a large hospice (residence) in Port Moody where individuals and family members can stay to be with & look after people no longer able to look after themselves when they have only a few weeks left. The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam is one of the co-sponsors of this event which raised over $9,300 for the hospice last year. The overall income for the three locations and the corporate donations was over $39,000. This year we raised 10,000 in Poco, 16,000 in Port Moody and 3,000 in Coquitlam Centre, a new location.

    What is involved:

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    "Gwaii Haanas", the Haida Nation Indian name for the Queen Charlote's, Orland Lee, a Port Moody Rotarian, shared his trip around the Queen Charlote Islands with our club tonight. It was an exciting trip! Orland's son sent him on a 10 day trip as a tourist on a guide boat with 14 other people. They lived on a boat and travelled each day to new locations of historical importance. They started by flying to Skidgate where they visited a canoe carver's shack and were introduced to the skills involved in making large canoes out of single logs. . . .  The canoes were huge!

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    The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial was pleased to assist Riverside Secondary School in the schools various projects including their proposed visit to Brazil with selected Staff and students .

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    Feb. 15, 2007  Rob Thiessen - "Hope for Freedom Society"

    We were honoured to have a passionate talk by Rob Thiessen about the "Hope for Freedom Society", a Tri-City Task Group "Trying to Make a Difference With Homeless People". Last October, there were an estimated 177 homeless people in the Tri-City area.  80% are close to Port Coquitlam because of it's location with the river two blocks from town centre.

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    February 22nd, 2007, Port Coquitlam Centennial Rotary Club celebrates its second anniversary and installs three new members. 87% of club members were present to celebrate the clubs second anniversary and to install three new members to the club roster. Our District Governor Rod Thompson was on hand to celebrate with us and to perform the induction ceremony for new members. DG Rod Thompson spoke of the Challenges and Opportunities of Rotary. He read a piece from the Rotary publication, "Adventure in Service" setting out some of the purposes of Rotary. We were very privileged to have him with us for this important meeting.

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    Carnoustie Golf Club was the site of the City of Poco staff Christmas party. Rotarians provided a safe ride home to those particpants needing a ride. The night was slightly foggy with freezing temperatures. Rotarians present were Barrie Seaton, Paul Gill, Bob Frew, Paul J , Wayne Radford, Gale Acker, Glen Kelloway, Greg Archiball, & Russ McMurchie, all under the direction of Cheryl McKeever.

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    Work has begun on pulling the details for the 2007 Rotary Port Coquitlam May Day Parade together. It's a big job. Barrie Seaton, our past president has taken the reins to bring all the details together to make the parade a success.  Last year, the POCO Rotary Club furnished voluntary help to help the city make the parade a success. This year, the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam have taken charge of the parade in conjunction with the City of Port Coquitlam and will be primarily responsible for the event. More information is available at our website:  http:/www.rotarymaydayparade.ca  including a link to the participant application. All Rotary members will be needed to do the work that will be involved.  More information will be posted as it develops.

    Feb. 27/07 - The Great Mail-Out!   Rotarians gathered at Paul Gills business location (Sign-A-Rama) to stuff 2600 envelopes with a letter and 3 other advertising pieces (for mail out) promoting the Rotary Club Of Port Coquitlam May Day Parade to be held May 12th. The job was finished in under an hour and a half. Great work by all! On to the next challenge!

     

     

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    Sean Hogan of Delta Rotary, told us about the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program.  RYLA began in Australia in '72. A Langley Rotary member was exposed to the program and brought it back to Canada. RYLA is an incredible program for the participants and the Rotary members.

    This year, the program is being held June 7 to 10th at the ZAJAC RANCH at Stave Lake. Approximately 60 participants are involved including members & Youth Leaders. SEAN gave us a rundown on what happens at the site - used a Power Point presentaion with slides. The experience is one that teaches participants to trust themselves and the other members. They end their time knowing they can depend on themselves to whatever is necessary. They are well on their wat to becoming leaders.

    Each club should select two entrants.  1 male & 1 female for this years camp.

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    January 25th, 2007 CROSSROADS HOSPICE VISITS

    We were fortunate to have Crossroads Hospice visit us today. Barb Henham, Executive Director, Andrea Hlady, Development Officer, and Dawn McDonald, a Volunteer and board member with Crossroads Hospice.

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    Nov. 23/06 - Leigh Square - Community Arts Susan Hull Program Co-Ordinator of the Arts & Culture section, part of the Parks & Recreation Department of the City Port Coquitlam, visited with us and set out the plans for this new venture on behalf of the City of Port Coquitlam.   "The Gathering Place" will have several areas of interest.

    "Living room"  A place for informal gatherings . . . . . .

    "Production Studio"  A workroom for the preparation of exhibits to be displayed . . . .

    "Community Room"  A more formal multi purpose room to be used by . . . . . .

    "Change Rooms"  To support the use of the bandshell . . . . . . .

    "Administration"  The Parks & recreation department has it's administration office on the second floor of this building.

    See the website-    www.friendsofleighsquare.ca for more information . . . . .

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    December Events

    RWHN Container loading:    Barrie Seaton & Greg Archibald were involved in helping to load a container Dec. 02, at Riverview for shipment to another place in the world. This Saturday, Dec. 8th, there are two additional containers loading at Riverview, one for the Congo, the other is loading at the airport for shipment to South Africa. Rotarians are encouraged to help with the loading.  Additional Stories:    Christmas with Youth-- Turkey Runs -- Christmas Comes To Hawthorne - - Share - Seline Robinson - - Riverside Community Dinner - - Theo (BC) - Ocean van Samang BSW.

    See following stories for:

    <Christmas with the Youth> - Dec. 15/06
    <Turkey Run About> Thursday> DEC. 21/06

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    Dec. 14/06 - Anne Sashikata of Junior Achievment visted with us and set out many of the programs they are involved with. A new program at Maple Creek Elementry called "A Business Of Your Own", for grade 7 students is working out very well. J.A. is looking for 4 volunteers to work with the 4 grade 8 class groups for 2007. It takes 1 to 2 hours weekly for 5 weeks. J.A. provides training for the program. Contact Anne if you can help.
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    Nov. 30th - A visit by Ocean van Samang, BSW, a senior counsellor from THEO (BC) talked to us about the work that their organization does. They are in the job matching business for people with disabilities. Pre-screening candidates to find the skills and attitudes that work with different employers. Challenged applicants are placed in positions that match the candidates abilities. They are counselled and trained in areas they may need help, frequently on a one on one basis.

    Theo has been operating successfully for 30 years and has supplied employees for various employers who constantly come back for more employees.

    It seems that initial assumptions about challenged candidates are frequently incorrect. Theo, funded by the government, has several offices in the lower mainland. The presentation was excellent and was well received by Rotarians.

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    Each new member of Rotary will be asked to give a "classification talk" after they have been in Rotary for 1 - 6 months. You were assigned a classification when you joined relating to your business & position. This means you will be the program of the day.

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    Dec. 21/07 - Denis Boyd, a past president of the Rotary Club of Coquitlam, visited with us to talk about the "Family of Rotary". More and more clubs encourage the spouse to be a part of the Rotary Clubs membership. All strength ultimately eminates from the "family". The stronger our families, the stronger our nation and ultimately, Rotary. We, as a club, should do everything possible to strengthen the personal relationships that make the family and therefore the club, strong. Denis left us with a "Tool Sheet", setting out the recommended steps to strengthen the family and the club.
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    The Terry Fox Library is a member of the Fraser Valley Regional Library. Books and other materials flow through all the libraries in the Fraser Valley system giving the public a greater choice of material than they otherwise would have. What do they do?

    For Children & their families:  Baby Links/Story Times/Book Clubs/ Library Tours/Summer Reading Club/Community Partnerships   -  A Reading Link Challange  - over 1100 kids in the Summer Reading Club!

    For Adults:  Programs for Entertaining look at Books, Fine Foods, Hobbies, Travel, Adventure, Home Life, World Widw web & more!

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    Dr. Tanice Morton is a local practicing Chiropractor. She was born in Vancouver and grew up in the Port Moody area. She has two younger sisters, the older of which is attending massage therapy collage in New Westminster. Her other sister intends to become a high school teacher in the future. Tanice was in French Immersion Programs while in high school. She went through SFU graduating with honours in Cell & Molecular Biology. Tanice had moved to Toronto to attend the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College for four years, leading to her graduation in 2004. Tanice met her husband to be while studying at SFU. They were married during 2005.

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    Classification - Real Estate - Nov. 23/06

    Our past President, Barrie Seaton, told us about his upbringing and successes in his early life in England. He was born in Luden, England during this last century. His father was off to war and his early life was difficult at best but adversity does build character. At an early stage, he was fortunate in taking an automotive course, a 5 years apprenticeship, that set his course for a major portion of his life. Barrie loved the automotive business and finished his apprenticeship. Working in several different environments, he learned business and became a partner in a business in due course.  During his early days, he met his wife to be while danicing at the Brighton. On March 8/67, Barrie took Joan out to dinner. They quickly connected and Barrie promptly left for Canada. After becoming the Service advisor of a dealership in Toronto, while living in the "Y", he had Joan over to see the new country. They were married two years later back in England. Barrie stayed in the automotive business until 1995 when he went into Real Estate in BC. He quickly became one of the top salesmen in this area and retains that position today. Barry is on the executive of the Chamber of Commerce as well as being our past President. Barrie's hobbies are "community Service through Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce, Golf, Nascar Racing and RV Camping" The club is very fortunate to have Barrie, the Charter President of our club, with us.

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       2007 Rotary International Convention

    Salt Lake City

    Head to the mountains of Salt Lake City for the 98th annual RI Convention, slated for 17-20 June 2007. There, you'll join family, friends, and fellow Rotarians from around the world at Rotary's largest annual get-together. This year's convention is fun, informative, and affordable, with new features such as the World Peace Symposium.

    Head to the Rocky Mountains with Rotarians who will

    Lead the Way in their clubs and districts to the 2007 RI Convention, taking place 17-20 June in one of the great cities of the American West: Salt Lake City, Utah.

    To get the best discounts, preregister by 1 December.

    New for this year, online registration will remain open in Member Access through 31 May at on-site prices.

    "No word or pictures can describe the great feeling of being at an RI Convention. You have to go and see it for yourself."

    - Manon Lennon, Rotary Club of Laval, Quebec, Canada

    Register at:

    http://www.rotary.org/events/conventions/2007/how-to-register.html

    or   http://www.rotary.org/events/conventions/2007/index.html


     
     
     
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    Rotary E-Learning Center logo

    Welcome to Rotary International's center for online learning. This section has been developed for independent study of RI information. Rotary International is the association of Rotary clubs; therefore, all training aims to educate Rotarians who are members of effective clubs.

    Effective clubs are able to:

    • Sustain and increase membership.
    • Implement successful service projects.
    • Support The Rotary Foundation.
    • Develop leaders beyond the club level.

    For more information go to   Rotary E-Learning Center.

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    ROTARY WORLD HELP CONTAINER PROJECT

    Paul Gill, our president elect for 2007, and Greg Archibald, the club secretary, set out the possibilities of working with the RotaryWorld Help Organization to send containers full of needed material to third world countries. The material, (books, desks, chairs and other materials) is needed by many countries. Our club is considering the wisdom of joining with this project. The project will be discussed further before a decision is made.

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    Sepi was born in Tehran, Iran, a few decades ago. Had a good life in her Tehran home with her father , mother and younger sister. Moved to Canada with her family many years ago under protest, not wanting to leave her many friends at home. Arrived in Canada during a rain and snow storm which confirmed her desire to stay in Iran. Has since learned to love this country and is happy to be here. Has received her Canadian Citizenship and has never looked back.
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      Talk by Haresh Bhatt @ Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial

    I started by thanking the club to give me such an opportunity to speak to them as I was given 45 minutes to prepare.

    My family background - Father originated from Gujarat, West Indian and migrated to Malaysia. I was born in Malaysia. I grew up in a strict family with traditional Indian values and was trained in trading..family business from the age of 13.

    I have 1 brother and 3 sisters. Brother in USA, 1sister in India and 2 in Malaysia. I married Hema 17 years ago and have 2 daughters Dharinee and Nikhita.

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    THE WHEEL CHAIR FOUNDATION                           Oct. 12, 2006

    We were privileged to have Christina Flessner, the Canadian President of the Wheelchair Foundation, Craig Lenz, a Rotarian from Regina and a member of the WCF visit with us. They brought Chris Lewis, one of the originators of the program who works closely with Ken Behring, a philanthropist, closly associated with the program, to talk with Rotary members tonight. Rotary internationally, is a key component in their distribution network.

    The Wheelchair Foundation is a nonprofit organization leading an international effort to create awareness of the needs and abilities of people with physical disabilities, to promote the joy of giving, create global friendship, and to deliver a wheelchair to every child, teen and adult in the world who needs one, but cannot afford one. For these people, the Wheelchair Foundation delivers Hope, Mobility and Freedom

    The Wheelchair Foundation continues in its goal to deliver a wheelchair to every child, teen and adult in the world who needs one, but cannot afford one. While the need worldwide is overwhelming, the Wheelchair Foundation has made considerable headway in helping to provide mobility worldwide to those who cannot afford it. This great accomplishment of reaching one-half million wheelchairs marks a great success for the Wheelchair Foundation, and is only possible through generous donors.

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    Port Coquitlam's Business Improvement Association held their "Harvest Festival" event today. Dozie (the Association's President) Barrie Seaton, Joan Seaton and Russ McMurchie were in attendance helping to set up barricades, setting out various types of decorations to help set the harvest theme. The Seaton's and McMurchie then manned two barricdes controlling traffic into the fesitival area in the centre of the city around city hall. It was a wonderful bright sunny day after the sub-zero temperatures early in the morning (well it seemed that cold at 6AM!) A wonderful time was had by all. The festival grounds were open to the public from 11AM to 4PM.  Enjoy pictures in the Photo Journal area.
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    After an introduction by Fred Reynolds, Assistant District Governor 5050, District Governor Rod Thompson gave the Rotary Club of Port coquitlam Centennial, a rousing talk about the benefits of membership in Rotary. He acknowledged that Rotary is full of leaders who have the ability to go into the community and teach and promote the benefits of Rotary membership.
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    Janet's talk was called "Waves of Opportunity".  Rotarian Janet Power is the Acting Manager of Residential Care, Cottages, at Hawthorne Care Centre in Port Coquitlam.  Janet was born and raised in Newfoundland. She considers her life to be divided into three main areas of "Family", "Sports", and "Education/Work".  

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    Terry Fox Hometown Run - Sept. 17, 2006

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    The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial assisted in the Terry Fox Hometown Run in Port Coquitlam today.

    The day was cool for the runners as they assembled for the start of the 10 KM run. Some wheelchair runners from Hawthorne Centre were assisted by Rotary members. Rotary members helped with pre-registration of runners to speed up the registration process.

    The day began at 8:00AM with Rotarians gathering at Hyde Centre in Port Coquitlam to set up for the masses of runners to come. By 9:00AM, the runners began showing up and were coming strongly by 9:30. The Ceremonies were held at 10:00AM and the Run began shortly after. It was a fun morning and a good time was had by all. We were pleased to be able to be of assisstance.   Click on the Journal section on the home page for photos taken that day.

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      Born - in Sask & moved to BC when 12. A country boy in the big city. Had various part time jobs at the Bay, Vancouver Sun while going to school and while working,. He joined the Home Ins. Co as a first Ins. job & rose from being the office boy to Special Agent status(an inspector).

    Met his wife to be the year he started at the Home Ins. Co. Was married 5 years later & had three sons. Left the Home Ins. Co. after 7 years & joined the Queensland Ins. Co. as a fieldman . The Canadian Head Office of an Australian company. Also the positions of underwriter of property, inland marine risks (logging Equipment) and auto insurance. Enjoyed working with them for 14 years until ICBC came into being.

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    Wayne Radford, our Vocational Director for 2006, presented a brief background on his path to becoming a Rotarian:
    Son: "Dad, when I grow up, I want to be a magician!"
    Dad: "Sorry son, It's gotta be one or the other..."
    Born and raised in Montreal, with a passion for learning, teaching, and 'pleasing the crowd', He enjoyed a brief visit to Vancouver in 1987 that whet his appetite for living in Beautiful British Columbia. Returning to Montreal for his post-secondary studies, His college years were interwoven with a variety of jobs that taught personal skills, marketing skills, and even sleight-of-hand. While in college in Montreal, he started to perform magical entertainment for select special events. After meeting his wife-to-be in Montreal, he finally moved to Vancouver in 1992, bringing Rhonda and her entire family to settle in British Columbia. With a unique combination of unique skills, Wayne joined Electronic Arts in 1992 and helped to produce many blockbuster electronic games, including FIFA Soccer NHL 94, World Tour Tennis, and Skitchin'.
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    At our July 27th meeting, 2 RCMP members, Mckenzie Castle & Michelle Van Meenan of the Commercial Crime Unit, gave the club a talk on Canadian & USA Counterfeit Paper Currency, it's financial impact and how to spot it. Counterfeiting accounts for 5% to 7% of world trade.
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    April 22, 2006 The Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial held "International Night"April 27, Port Coquitlam Fire Chief, Stephen Gamble, discussed the latest work of the POCO Fire Dept  May 4, Discussed RYLA Camp Candidate and Ambassadorial Scholarship  

     

    Prior to June 1, 2006 Stories & Events Russell McMurchie 0
    Rotary Social Event, July 21st, 2006 Russell McMurchie 0
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    Joan has taken over the position and duties of the Sergeant At Arms for the Rotary Club of Port Coquitlam Centennial for the next year. A big Rotary Thank You from all members Joan. She had just returned from a trip to England where she visited the Rotary Club of Brighton, the oldest Rotary Club outside the USA. The club was formed in 1913 and they are very proud of their position as the first club started outside the USA. Joan brought back a copy of the June Club Paper, 10 pages in length. We have a ways to go. A wonderful letter was received from the club and the last paragraph reads - 
    "Best Wishes to you and all members of your club , and, (as mentioned at today's luncheon), we send greetings from one of the oldest, to one of the newest Rotary Clubs. GOD Bless to all! 
    Joan Seaton, Our new Sergeant-At- Arms and her visit to Brighton Russell McMurchie 0
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    Martin Cronin, Consulate General of The UK visited with us August 3rd, 2006. He had recently served in Amin, Jordon, and Bagdad. Many Middle East countries. The Diplomatic Service is part of the Foreign Service in the UK. They work for UK interests in the world, safeguarding UK interests. Martin told us the 10 Strategic Priorities the Consulate General is concerned with.  He detailed the relationship between the UK and Canada and set out the importance we have as trading partners. The UK is the 3rd largest export market to Canada after the USA and Japan. Martin was on his honeymoon when here so we were quite privelaged to see him. The UK has always been a strong friend to Canada and we were very pleased Martin was able to take time out of his busy schedule to be with us.

    Martin Cronin, Consulate General of UK, visit with us Aug 3rd Russell McMurchie 0
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    On Saturday July 22nd a District 5050 Rotary Matching Grants Seminar was held at the Skagit Resort and Casino (I-5 and Bow Hill Road) from 8:00 -2:30. This seminar was important for Rotary Clubs who plan to participate in a project either with another Club, or as a partner or Host Club on a project using Matching or Volunteer Service Grant funds through the Rotary Foundation.  Adam McCormack, Grant Coordinator from the Rotary Foundation lead the seminar. This seminar primarily focused on developing and writing matching grants and identifying other resources through partnering with other organizations. Every Club was encouraged to send at least one representative. Each participant received a book with resources that will be of assistance thoughout the grant process. Last year, the seminar sold out and we anticipate the same happened this year. There was an opportunity to meet individually with Adam and District Foundation committee members to discuss specific projects after the seminar.  There have been some changes to the grant programs available and those were  outlined.

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    RYLA Final for 2006 Russell McMurchie 0
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    BINGO at Hawthorne was fun!   The rotarians attending were Barrie Seaton - caller extraordanaire, Mitchell Marcus, Paul Gill, Gaye Simms, Alexis Norton, Janet Power, and the event captain, Cheryl McKeever.  Cake and juice was served at the end and fun was had by all despite the fact that Carolina won the Stanley Cup! 
     
    Seniors Bingo Event at Hawthorne Lodge June 17th Russell McMurchie 0
    Lewis A. Lukens, U.S. Consul General visits with us. Russell McMurchie 0
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    Port Coquitlam Rotary May Day Parade:
    This was the second year that  the Port Coquitlam Centennial Rotary has helped with the this Parade.
    Now officially the Port Coquitlam Rotary May Day Parade
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     Seniors breakfast at the POCO Rec centre June 10th, 2006 - Saturday. Served by the Port Coquitlam Rotary Cenntenial Club and the Coquitlam Sunrise Rotary Club. Eleven Port Coquitlam Rotarians attended this event to add spice to the lives of our Port Coquitlam seniors. (Russ McMurchie, Janet Power, Gale Acker, Gaye Simms, Glenn Kellaway, Paul T & Colleen, Dave Binder, Ryan MacAdams, Mitchel Marcus & family, Tanice Norton - our new Co-Chair for Senior Projects on Community Services.
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    Seniors Award Brunch Russell McMurchie 0
    Ryla Update Russell McMurchie 0
    Posted by Russell McMurchie
    On June 1st, Jeanne-Marie Mannavarayan, a Riverside Secondary School teacher, gave a talk on their group visit to Sri Lanka this year.She commented as follows:

    "During Spring Break, some students and staff from Riverside Secondary visited an orphanage of blind and deaf children in Sri Lanka. This trip represents a project in global education.

    Riverside Secondary Visit to Sri Lanka Russell McMurchie 0
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    Rotary Volunteer Event
    Date: May 7, 2006
    Results:  78 Hikers met at the Hyde Creek Centre at 9 AM on a rainy Sunday morning to take part in the Hike For Hospice Event,

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