Following an enjoyable social time, President Veronica called the meeting to order and asked if we remembered this year’s theme, “Rotary Opens Opportunities.”  She wondered what treat Leon would have for us for the anthem, and he didn’t disappoint.  We sang O Canada with the Wiggles from Australia!
     Sharing Rotary information, we were reminded that Rotary is not just a club you join; it is a vehicle which allows you to interface with endless opportunities.  We were encouraged to continue our emphasis to eradicate polio, which we have been doing in our club.  Club Foundation Chair Wayne reported that our club had done very well supporting TRF the past year.  We finished third in the district donating $235.03 per member to Polio Plus, and first in the district donating $647.82 per member to the Annual Fund!
     He then read this week’s Rotary Foundation report.  Click Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund to read about the Annual Fund.
     Our guest speaker was Una Chang, one of our scholarship winners, who was congratulated by Veronica for being valedictorian for WGSS.  Una spoke to us about the Langley City Youth Advisory Committee.  She is one of seventeen committee members who make recommendations to City council on a number of topics.  Click Youth Advisory Committee to read the Terms of Reference for the Youth Advisory Committee.  Una’s talk was very informative and we certainly enjoyed her presentation.
     We then shared stories about our first concerts and/or memorable concerts we had attended.  Do you know who sang “Nothing Could be Finer Than to be in Carolina in the Morning” at Red Cross meetings?  How about seeing Charley Pride at the PNE or the Beatles at Empire Stadium?  Who remembers a Seals and Croft concert, or seeing Gordon Lightfoot in person, or Twisted Sister?  Who saw Jan and Dean perform at Newlands in Langley? Who was followed in Moscow as he walked to and from the ballet? The answers to these and other intriguing questions were answered at our meeting.
      Following happy and sad dollars being pledged, we toasted Canada and bid each other good evening. For more photos please visit August 6, 2020.