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Rotary Club of Port Moody
Port Moody

Every Member an Active Member

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
St. James's Well Pub
Newport Village
248 Newport Drive
Port Moody, BC V3H 5H1
If you would like to join our virtual meetings on Wednesday mornings, please contact us and we will make sure you are 'on the list'...
Our stories
Glen sent this. 
If you're in the club and you are on Twitter, you can help promote our Twitter Account.  We have 180 followers and could sure stand to grow that number.  Here are some things you can do from your Twitter Account to help us grow:
  1. Follow us @PortMoodyRotary
  2. Like a tweet
  3. Retweet or Share a Tweet
  4. Share and comment on a tweet
  5. Reply to a tweet
  6. Retweet/Share a tweet with a #hashtag
  7. Retweet/Share a tweet with twitter influencer you are connected with @Rotary  @BradPitt @Hettburn
Thanks for your support and Happy Tweeting.
President Meghan's thought for the week
Jeannie's photo of the week - Thistle and the Bee
President Elect Coreen encouraged us to join Fiesta.
The Club Training Fiesta is here through the Month of April. For more information and to register CLICK HERE.

Training for Clubs

Training Fiesta - replacing what was the District Learning Assembly

It’s a Fiesta! Launching March 31st!
Yes; all through April we are celebrating learning and development for Rotarians in District 5050 with our Club Training Fiesta.  It all kicks off March 31st with a special presentation from Dr Kent M Keith, Rotarian and author of The Paradoxical Commandments speaking to us about Servant Leadership and the 4-Way Test.
This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about Rotary and is geared to incoming or existing Club Board Members as well as those new to Rotary who want to get a better idea of the scope and breadth of our organization. Watch for information coming soon on the District 5050 website about sessions such as:
April 12, 2021            Club Training Fiesta - Michael Caruso
April 12, 2021            CTF - Understanding your Fellow Rotarian
April 13, 2021            Club Training Fiesta - Public Image Workshop
April 13, 2021            CTF - Role of the Club Foundation Chair
April 14, 2021            CTF - Membership Innovation
April 15, 2021            Club Training Fiesta - Youth
April 19, 2021            Club Training Fiesta - Fundraising Online
April 20, 2021            CTF - Club Runner Communication Tools
April 21, 2021            CTF - Understanding Paul Harris Recognition
April 21, 2021            Club Training Fiesta - Role of the Club Secretary
April 21, 2021            CTF - New members
April 22, 2021            CTF - Presidents-Elect - District Budget
April 22, 2021            Club Training Fiesta - Club Runner Event Planner
April 26, 2021            Club Training Fiesta - Fundraising - Jesse Sidhu
April 27, 2021            CTF - Understanding your Fellow Rotarian
April 27, 2021            CTF - Hybrid Meetings - Mitty Chang
April 27, 2021            CTF - Scholarships & Peace Centers
April 28, 2021            CTF -  Networking Plus 
April 29, 2021            CTF - The Rotary Foundation Endowment Fund
April 30, 2021            Club Training Fiesta Closing Session

Clubrunner Training Webinars

Clubrunner provides Rotarians ongoing training by webinars, below is a list of webinars scheduled . If you are interested,it is a good idea to register in advance due to limitations on participants. 

All webinars are scheduled for noon PST.

Here is a link to a list of all Webinars:  Recorded webinars also get posted for those who want to see them again or can't attend live.

Darrell had two guests today, his beautiful wife Krista [ no video of her] and Tom Dutta

And as always Darrell had an amazing guest speaker who I'm sure had more questions asked of him than any other guest speaker we have had.  
Thank you Darrell for always bringing great speakers to us.
This week we had the privilege of listening to Michael Geller.

Michael Geller is a Vancouver-based architect, planner, real estate consultant and property developer with four decades’ experience in the public, private and institutional sectors. He also serves on the Adjunct Faculty of Simon Fraser University. He is a regular contributor to the Vancouver Courier and Vancouver Sun and a frequent commentator on urban issues across Canada.

He is president of The Geller Group which specializes in planning and real estate consulting for a variety of large and small-scale residential and mixed-use projects. He also undertakes small property developments on his own, or in partnership with others. 
Michael has been honoured as a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners and Life Member of the Architectural Institute of BC.

    Another good crew for clean up of Heritage Mtn. Blvd.   - Ian took photo
    Yvonne, Cleone, Bill, Micheal, Coreen, Darrell, Ian and Alan.
    'The Spirited Book Club' has begun -  Thank you Susan for getting this started. This month's selection is:
    'My Name is Leon' 
    President Meghan's thought for the week.
    Jeannie's photo this week - Sunset in Port Moody
    Dr. Jim Lane - visiting Rotarian from the Coquitlam Club 
    Jim came to tell us of their fundraising event.
    Rotary Rush......
    Thank you to Glen who saw this on FB......We all remember Past President Nick.
    President Meghan spoke to us about her trek on the Camino......So interesting and beautiful. We knew she had determination, but this was amazing.!!!!!
    This is where Meghan walked......for over a 'MONTH'.
    The different routes you can take..
    The sign you look for to make sure you are on the correct route.
    The people you meet along the way.......friends and strangers who become friends.
    Thank you for sharing your experience and I think you have motivated some to take their own Trek.....
    Rotary Gives a Ham foodraiser was this past weekend.  Thank you to everyone who bought hams.  Photo album is at the bottom of the Spike.
    This is a FB write up from one of our past outgoing Exchange Student's MOM who is always a great supporter of our Rotary Club.  Thank you Cathy.
    Cathy wrote:
    Heading home with our package from the “Port Moody Rotary Gives a Ham” promotion. Our purchased package includes a Chilliwack ham, cranberry mustard from Fort Langley, tulips from Langley, a pumpkin pie from Thrifty’s and chocolates ... best of all the promotion allowed Rotary to contribute a large donation to our local food bank. ♥️ No one takes care of logistics better than Rotary volunteers ... this was one smooth process! Tomorrow I’ll make scalloped potatoes and roasted vegetables for a great Easter dinner.
    AND looks like Glen's family received their Ham package too !!!!  Such beautiful children !!!
    WAYS to make $$$ for our CLUB....
    Port Moody Liquor Store - ask for your purchase to go to the Port Moody ROTARY CLUB
    Take your bottles to RETURN-IT with 6047899849 on the bag and our Club will get the credit
    Fundscrip - Sign up and save money on all purchases at supporting stores
    Remember to sign up for Fundscrip to start ordering gift cards for all your gift card needs! 
    You may be planning to give gift card for upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, Mother's Day, etc. Or you might have regular everyday purchases like groceries and gas that you could pay for with gift cards. Someone just mentioned to me that they are planning some big gardening projects - pay at Canadian Tire or Home Depot with gift cards and get some money back for the club! 
    Use this link to register as a supporter of our club, and all your purchases will automatically send proceeds back to the club. 
    You may have some questions about how to register or the ordering process; please send me an email and I'm happy to help while we all get comfortable with this process!!! 
    Mark this  Saturday April 10th on your calendar to help clean up Heritage Mtn. Blvd.  Everyone meet at Gallaghers in Newport Village at 9:00AM.
    Thank you to Alan for once again organizing this.  Cleaning up Heritage Mtn. Blvd. is a great way to get out and get some fresh air, and show the Community that our Rotary Club cares.....
    President Meghan thought for the week.
    Jeannie's photo of Foggy Day on Inlet Trail
    Guest Speaker - Gavin Keeton - Nizika School Ablution blocks replacement in Grahamstown
    Photo of Michael presenting the money from the Rotary Club of Port Moody to Gavin in Grahamstown for this project.  Our Club was one of many to help with this Global grant project.
    Before and after photos of just what can be done together 
    Always another chance to go visit South Africa......Thank you to Isy who always organized the trips there.
    And what better than to support one of our own......
    Berrisfords IT Services
    There is an Afrikaans saying ‘Local is lekker’ and while there is no definitive translation for ‘Lekker’, the closest in this context is probably ‘Local is the Best’ and that is what I offer you, the best technology advice and service in the Tri Cities and beyond.  It is always better to use one’s own device when learning something new or technologically challenging but we have had a few different challenges over the past year which means that I have had to perfect the remote control service as well. From Apple to Microsoft, from IOS to Android, BITS is the answer to you better understanding this new world we live in.
    Have a look at my website to see what others have said about Berrisfords IT Services – or send me an email at
    Another Favourite of ours:  SAINT ST. GRILL...
    Ross wrote:

    From the moment you walk in the door, Saint St Grill is a place both familiar and yet unlike anywhere else.

    Sitting on bustling Saint Johns St. it is an oasis of calm in Moody Centre. The relaxing eclectic interior welcomes you with soft romantic colours and an array of unique decor spilling from every corner.

    The superbly crafted menu from our highly talented Executive Chef Juraj Dado offers an ever changing array of seasonal creations as well as regular favourites.

    Whether for a memorable romantic dinner, or a group celebration, attentive and gracious service awaits you from our experienced and professional service team.

    Welcome . . . .
         Relax . . . .
              Enjoy !

    District 5050 Club opportunities for learning for new members and 'old'

    District Fiesta - District training for club officers and all members 
    March 30th to April 30th.
    Sessions during the week
    1 hour 6:30 and 8:00 PM
    Registration for information session on March 30th -
    Registration for other sessions on

    District Conference
    May 14-15
    Registration and information


    Exciting News.  Dan Gallant has been selected as brakeman on Canada’s national bobsled team. 


     "The Spirited BookClub"

    President Meghan's thought for the week
    AG Al's photos from Golden Ears Park
    Dr. John Higenbottam spoke to us about the Vision for the Riverview Lands
    A beautiful piece of property owned by the people of British Columbia
    If you are interested:
    Please join us for a virtual Community Information Session (CIS) to kick off the master planning process.

    When: March 30, 2021 from 6:00-7:30 pm
    Where: Online via ZOOM. Please register for the event at
    When you buy your 'beverages' at Port Moody Liquor store, remember to tell them to put the REBATE to Port Moody Rotary Club.
    and.....when you return your bottles to Return-It put them in a clear bag with this number on it 6047899849 and our Rotary Club will get credit for the bottles
    This is an easy fundraiser for us.....Thank you for participating.
    Tri-Cities Dispatch.....
    Tri-Cities News has always been so supportive of what we do as Rotarians.  If you are interested you can get the Tri-Cities Dispatch on your email.  Jeremy is a great writer and I think you will enjoy.
    Here is their note:
    Awesome news - 

    On behalf of our team, I wanted to thank you for supporting local news. 

    We'll be launching our Friday email very soon.

    By signing-up for Tri-Cities Dispatch, we've entered to win one of two $75 gift cards to Morning Tide Eatery, a local Tri-Cities brunch restaurant. We'll draw the names at the end of the month.

    Any by recruiting one additional person, you've doubled your chances of winning the prize. Every new person you refer increases your odds of winning.

    Here’s your unique referral link again:

    Thanks again and feel free to reply to this email if you have any questions.

    — Tri-Cities Dispatch Team

    Restaurant to support.....
    Willy's Galley is a great place to have breakfast or lunch.  Bill was just there and said they have increased the size of the deck.   Please support local business.
    Belize container packed on Saturday - these are some of the items collected from Club members.
    See at the bottom of Spike the Photo Album of Belize container....
    Westhill project is going to start.  Needed:  Strong backs & lots of smiles.......
    Thanks Peter for the photos.....
    Cleone thanks for the group photo
    Rotary Club of Port Moody should be very proud of all the good work being done in our Community and around the World.
    Please consider attending the RYLA Information Night on Mar 24. 
    President Meghan's thought for the week
    Jeannie's photo of the Inlet Trail......just beautiful
    It is always a good day when we Induct a new member into our Club.  Welcome Stephanie and we all look forward to meeting you in person and working on projects with you.
    Our Guest Speaker was Dr. Jack Taunton
    Paul was dressing up to feel good this week.....Made us all smile.
    Belize container needs the following:
    Printers - Wireless
    Printer Paper
    Large TV 48 or 55" TV with HDMI cable
    Please contact Glen or Dan.
    What a great turnout for Cleaning up Heritage Mtn. Blvd. [11] Rotary Club of Port Moody you ROCK
    And so nice to see Stephanie already helping out......
    Vice Admiral Charles Munns spoke about National Security at the Rotary Club of Oro Valley meeting and he said this:
    It would be wonderful  if we all lived by these values:
    Mom's Rule - If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all
    Golden Rule - Do unto others as you would have them do unto you
    Rotary's 4 Way Test
    Is it the Truth?
    Is it Fair to all concerned?
    Will it build good will and better friendships?
    Will it beneficial to all concerned?
    Are you remembering to buy your spirits & wines at Port Moody Liquor Store and telling them you want the benefit to go to the Rotary Club of Port Moody.....
    AND The Rotary Club of Port Moody was well represented as a 'team' for Quiz Night fundraiser for Douglas College, along with the Sunrise Club.... We came in 4th.....Perfect, just perfect.....
    President Meghan's thought for the week
    Two of Alistair's photos of Inlet Trail.  We live in a beautiful part of the world and Alistair has captured that of our own home town.
    Guest Speaker this week: Dr. Ray Baker
    Dr. Ray Baker spoke about Addictions and how they can be overcome.
    With Everyone's help this can be overcome.....
    So much going on in our Rotary Community.  If you can help out these clubs please do.

    Here are some of the links to online events for March/April

    Coquitlam Chocolate sales -

    Port Moody Give a Ham -

    Last chance to get your order in:

    Coquitlam Sunrise Quiz night -

    Coquitlam Sunrise Auction (part of quiz night) now live -

    Haney/Meadow Ridge Duck Race -


    Past member Terry Peachey and her husband Walter sent this photo in after a trip to Chile in 2019

    Very cool Public Art.


    Good news for Belize........Another container full of hospital supplies will be going to Belize.  Thank you to Dan and RWH for asking clubs from District 5040 and 5050 for help.  If you can help we need the following as soon as possible as container leaves very soon.  Please contact Glen and he can arrange either pick up or where to drop off:

     -  DVDs
     - a 48" or 55" TV with HDMI cable
     - wireless printer
     - scanner
     - computers
    (Please ensure electronics are in good working order.  If you have questions check with Al, Mike B. or I about suitability).
    If you are out shopping and would like to add items we could also include:
     - toiletries
     - computer paper


    Peter has our Rotary Store open for business.....he will deliver to you if you would like anything.....Please let him know.

    Peter Cuthbert:


    Next clean up date for Heritage Mtn. Blvd. is scheduled for this Saturday March 13th.  This is such a great way to show our Community how much the Rotary Club of Port Moody cares....

    Meet at Gallaghers, in Newport Village at 9:00 AM sharp






    We have extended the deadline for a few days to order your ham and give one to SHARE our food bank.
    Please tell your family, friends and neighbours to pass this along and order now.
    Thank you....

    Tell me more!

    Join the Rotary Club of Port Moody and the SHARE Food Bank in providing needy families with a delicious holiday meal and you get a great ham package!

    Your $50 Ham Package

    You receive: 
    • 1 kg ham,  a pie, cranberry mustard sauce, chocolates and daffodils (over $42 value)
    • The  great feeling that a needy family was able to enjoy a holiday meal too!
    SHARE receives:
    • A 1 kg ham and monies that will amount to over $52
    Pick up your ham package from Port Moody Middle School on Saturday, April 3rd from 10 am -2 pm, just in time for Sunday Easter dinner.

    How do I take part?

    Order before March 18 as we only have 200 Ham Packages available!

    To Order

    1)  Open your banking app and send an e-transfer payment to

    2) Make the payment for $50 and in notes section include only your name, phone number and email address

    It is important you include your contact information with your eTransfer otherwise we won't be able to get a hold of you. 
    3) Within 48 hours of receiving the payment, we will call you to book in your pick-up time and will email you a receipt
    If you do not hear from us, please send an email to with your full name. 

    Our Sponsors

    Our partners helped us multiply your $50 purchase to a value of $94!
    President Meghan's thought for the week.....
    Jeannie's photo from Oregon coast
    Stephanie joined us for her third meeting....
    Our Santa for 15 years Hugh Mitchell from the Coquitlam Sunrise Club came for a visit
    Also from the Sunrise Club - Co-President Greg Garrison
    Douglas College, along with the Coquitlam Sunrise Club is putting on a Fundraiser and we should put in a team or two......AG Al has signed up and when YOU do, put the Rotary Club of Port Moody on the sign up and we will all be together.
    Jim Watson has been in Rotary for many years and came to 'check us out'...
    Our Guest Speaker this week was Joe Calendino and his wife Dory.
    Joe is the founder of Yo Bro and Yo Girl Youth Institute and his talk is about Keeping Kids out of Gangs.
    To contact Joe directly: or at the YoBro Yo Girl Institute:
    Joe's wife Dory
    Joe Calendino
     Joe has written a book that is available.
    Bill sent this and so true.......
    After this pandemic, be sure to start 
    hugging again! 

    Why? Because hugging is practically 
    It helps the body's immune 
    It cures depression.     
    It reduces stress.    
    It's rejuvenating.      
    It has no unpleasant side effects.        
    It is all natural—contains no chemicals, artificial 
     ingredients, pesticides, nor 
    There are no parts to break down, no monthly payments; 
    it's non-taxable, non-polluting, and best of 
    allit's fully 

    Gayle's Camellias are in bloom. - Spring is coming
    Brian got new babies & a house for them to play on.
    Evan wrote:
    Happy World Rotary Day!!! 🎉
    Today, the 23rd of February is not only the day we celebrate the 116th Anniversary of the foundation of the very first Rotary club, the Rotary club of Chicago. But it's also world #RotaryDay, a day where we can be proud and celebrate the achievements and successes of all the Rotarians and the extended Rotary family around the world who do great things in their community.
    Be sure to spread the word about why you're in Rotary and why today is a very special day for our great organization. You can do this by wearing your branded Rotary club shirt or other Rotary branded apparel out in public today and start a conversation.
    President Meghan's thought for the week
    Jeannie's photo - The Rose
    Belize update.......Thank you Al for the update on the Belize prison and how much the inmates are enjoying learning.  Our Rotary Club should be very proud how we have helped this country. 
    Send your favourite RECIPES I know you are all cooking at home.  We have some good ones.....Check them out.
    Don't forget.......
    When you go to Port Moody Liquor to buy your favourite beverages tell them to give credit to
    Port Moody Rotary Club.
    THEN take your empties to Return-it with this number on it 6047899849 and our Rotary Club will get credit for the bottles
    Al sent this:
    We were issued a Corp membership number, but when you go in to use the express kiosk you need
    to enter in the following number 6047899849.
    Sorry for any confusion.
    The kiosk will print labels that you attach to the bag. Dead easy and low touch.
    I have attached a poster you can print out to remind yourself and share with your contacts.
    100% of recycle fees are returned to our club.
    Here are a few tips:

    No Sorting Required

    Simply bring your labelled bags filled with unsorted containers to an Express Depot and we'll do the rest.

    Use Multiple Bags

    Heavy bags can break open and are difficult to handle. We recommend mixing in no more than 12 glass bottles along with your other containers in each Express bag.

    Bag Containers in Clear Bags

    Transparent recycling bags or clear trash bags are available for purchase at many grocery stores, drug stores, or hardware stores


    Pass this along to all your friends and family.......We can make a difference for SHARE
    A huge THANK YOU to those that came out to help Clean Up Heritage Mtn. Blvd.
    Thanks to PP Alan for organizing.
    And a big THANK YOU to Dave Cooke who posted on the Port Moody Community Group FB page.  We had 15 comments and 1 share.  Way to go Rotary Club of Port Moody and thank you Dave Cooke.
    Thank you to Micheal for the Ntsika project in Grahamstown, SA.  It is now finished.  
    President Meghan's thought for the day
    Jeannie's photo of the week - 
    Great to see Stephanie at her second meeting  ---
    Past member Lisa was at our meeting this week and we are so happy she joined us.  Hopefully we will see Lisa again soon.
    We always say that some of the best meetings we have are when members give their Classification talk, and Alistair did not disappoint us.
    Oh my gosh, what an amazing journey he has been on so far...  Thank you so much for sharing your life with us.
    One of Alistair's passions is FRIENDS and FOOD
    Just some of Alistair's talents and passions
    Yes, and he is an artist too.
    AND a photographer
    We are grateful that Alistair is in our club and that he has jumped in to help us with our
    Fundraiser - Rotary Gives a Ham....Do YOU?

    Tell me more!

    Join the Rotary Club of Port Moody and the SHARE Food Bank in providing needy families with a delicious holiday meal and you get a great ham package!

    Your $50 Ham Package

    You receive: 
    • 1 kg ham,  a pie, cranberry mustard sauce, chocolates and daffodils (over $42 value)
    • The  great feeling that a needy family was able to enjoy a holiday meal too!
    SHARE receives:
    • A 1 kg ham and monies that will amount to over $52
    Pick up your ham package from Port Moody Middle School on Saturday, April 3rd from 10 am -2 pm, just in time for Sunday Easter dinner.

    How do I take part?

    Order before March 12 as we only have 200 Ham Packages available!

    To Order

    1)  Open your banking app and set up a new payment to

    2) Make the payment for $50 and in notes section include only your name, phone number and email address

    It is important you include your contact information with your eTransfer otherwise we won't be able to get a hold of you. 
    3) Within 48 hours of receiving the payment, we will call you to book in your pick-up time and will email you a receipt
    If you do not hear from us, please send an email to with your full name. 
    Thank you to Aziz who did a Rotary Innovation presentation to 15 members of the PNW Passport Club.  It was well received, and it was fun to meet Rotarians that he hadn't met before.
    We are so fortunate to have Aziz in our Club with all his Rotary knowledge.
    Don't forget your VALENTINE.......
    President Meghan's thought for the week.
    Jeannie's photo from Oregon Coast
    Stephanie Plourde was at our Zoom meeting and was 'checking us out'. Stephanie is interested in Rotary and reached out to our Club.  Welcome Stephanie
    Guest Speakers were from Coquitlam Search & Rescue .....
    Helena Michelis and Thomas Zajac
    We are so lucky to have SAR based in our Tri-Cities Community
    Such a beautiful Sunrise
    Rotary Gives a Ham....Do YOU?
    It's all coming together !!!
    Thank you to Alistair for creating the poster and the scheduling, to Claire for the Social Media, to Michael for the finances, and of course to the 'team' that Cleone headed up to get this going.  Well done everyone......
    There is more detailed information on the event's webpage.
    A 101 Year Old Vet's Wish Granted
    On February 3rd, I watched with tears in my eyes as Scott Wood, a piper, rushed home from work so he could play the pipes for a 101 year old World War II vet at Eagle Ridge Manor.  The resident was tapping his toes and fingers as he told his daughter that he could hear the pipes and that he was very happy.
    Lori Carlisle, the recreational therapist with a giant heart, makes magic happen for those in her care. I had asked what Rotary could do to help and she mentioned that this resident would love to hear someone play the bagpipes. The Rotary network came through with Meghan Lahti calling Scott. He just said it would be his honour and rushed home from work to make a happy memory for the vet, his family,  Scott. Lori and whoever hears the story.
    Cleone Todgham
    None of us are going out much these days, so we are all cooking !!! We have lots of 'foodies' in our Club and some amazing 'Chefs', so I thought it would be great if we shared some recipes.  
    I don't know about you, but I tend to cook the same thing over and over so I thought if we shared recipes we would all have something new to 'cook'.
    SO, please send me your recipes, and I will post them on our Club Runner page under 'recipes'.....
    I hope lots of you will participate and our families will look forward to new meals.
    Thank you.
    Linda xo
    Bill sent us this great story.....
    This explains why friends forward jokes. 
    I've never thought of it this way before.
    A man and his dog were walking along a road.
    The man was enjoying the scenery, 
    When it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.
    He remembered dying and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them.
    After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road.
    It looked like fine marble.
    At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.
    When he was standing before it, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold.
    He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.
    When he was close enough, he called out, 
    “Excuse me, where are we?” 

    “This is Heaven, sir,” the man answered.

    ”Wow! Would you happen to have some water? the man asked.
    ”Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up.”
    The man gestured, and the gate began to open. 
    “Can my friend,” gesturing toward his dog, “come in, too?” the traveler asked.
    ”I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets.”
    The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.
    After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed. 
    There was no fence.
    As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.
    ”Excuse me!” he called to the man. 
    “Do you have any water?”

    ”Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in.”
    ”How about my friend here?” the traveler gestured to the dog.
    ”There should be a bowl by the pump,” said the man.

    They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.
    The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.
    When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.
    ”What do you call this place?” the traveler asked. 

    “This is Heaven,” he answered.

    ”Well, that's confusing,” the traveler said.

    ”The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.'”
    ”Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's Hell.”
    ”Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?”

    ”No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.”
    So-o-o-o. Now you see, sometimes, we wonder why friends keep forwarding stuff to us without writing a word.
    Maybe this will explain it.

    When you are very busy, but still want to keep in touch, guess what you do?  You forward email's!
    When you have nothing to say, but still want to keep contact, you forward jokes!
    When you have something to say, but don't know what, and don't know how . . . . You forward stuff!

    A 'forward' lets you know that . . 
    You are still remembered, 
    You are still important, 
    You are still loved, 
    You are still cared for.

    So, next time if you get a 'forward', 
    Don't think that you've been sent just another forwarded joke, but that you've been thought of today and your friend on the other end of your computer wanted to send you a smile.
    You are welcome at my water bowl anytime !!
    Thank you Bill......wonderful story about Friendship.
    WOW it's February already......
    Thank you to PP Ian for chairing the meeting..
    Thought for the week.....
    Jeannie's photo this week from Mundy Park
    Spread a Little LOVE for Eagle Ridge Manor......
    Trish and Cleone made some Valentines
    Woodlands Park Development - Guest speakers were:
    Peter Edgar, Maureen Salmundsen, Blaire, & Mark Ostry.
    What a fabulous well thought out project for our Community.
    Master Plan Community
    For more information:
    Susan has come up with a great idea......Book and Wine Club....  More information to follow....
    Spread a Little LOVE - Eagle Ridge Manor
    All the Valentines were Delivered - thank you Gayle.  This is what I wrote to the Community:
    The Rotary Club of Port Moody wants to give a huge big thank you to all who participated in SPREADING A LITTLE LOVE by making Valentines for Eagle Ridge Manor Residents. We would also like to give a big thanks to Riley and his team at St. James' Well who allowed us to have the 'drop off' box there. We are thrilled with the response we received and once again, this just proves what a wonderful Community we live in. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.....
    Gary sent these in.....Thanks for the giggles.  I will share over the next while.
    Clean up Heritage Mtn. Blvd.  - Thank you Alan for organizing.  This is always fun and nice to get together.
    Next clean up date is scheduled for Saturday February 13th
    Meet 9:00 am at Gallagher's Coffee Shop in Newport Village
    Usually takes less than one hour - then an opportunity for Social distanced coffee after the work is completed.
    Come join us for some fellowship and the opportunity to clean up our community.
    See you then.
    Rotary Gives a HAM, do YOU?
    Fundraiser for SHARE coming soon.  More information to follow.
    Our Guest Speakers this week were Chris [chef] and Rayne Beveridge who own


    We are dedicated to the highest level of care for the land, our animals, our customers, and the environment.

    Their mission is:
    We are a certified organic, vertically integrated, no-till, bio-diverse, regenerative farm. We use the land responsibly; giving consideration to the natural ecosystems that we inhabit and cultivate our land sustainably. We grow over 2oo varieties of crops, and offer high quality, nutritious, and flavourful food at accessible prices. You can purchase a membership for our weekly CSA farm boxes, fresh produce, preserves, and baked goods from Our Grocer, and hand-crafted meals at our Sunflower Cafe; with the majority of ingredients coming from our land. We are “certified organic in transition” with FVOPA, and will be fully “certified organic” May 2021.
    Their website is:
    Here are some photos of their produce and their animals.....I think many from our club will be visiting their farm and restaurant that will open June 1st., 2021.
    Heritage Mountain Secondary.....
    I'm sure a few of our Rotarians received this letter but wanted to share with you.  This is an amazing opportunity to listen to the Grade 12 Students tell about their journeys.
    I do hope many Rotarians will sign up.
    January 20, 2021

    Greetings from the Woods! 

    On Wednesday, February 17 each of our senior students will be demonstrating his/her accomplishments in a Capstone Presentation (formerly Grad Transitions) to complete Career Life Connections 12.  We have approximately 300 students who will be ready to speak about their Capstone Project and their future aspirations.  We would like a member of our community to participate in each of the presentation panels. Of course, in this unusual year we are going to do this virtually through Zoom. This is where you come in! 

    As a community member, we thought you might like to be a panel member for a morning or afternoon.  We plan to have you watch 4 or 5 presentations and will send a feedback sheet in advance so you can make comments.

    We are confident that our students will amaze you!  We are pleased to invite you to share this positive experience with us.  

    Please feel free to extend this invitation to any community member who might be interested. 

    Please email me by Friday, Feb 7 to let me know if you would be willing to participate on this day (please indicate all day or am or pm).

    Thank you for considering this! 


    Ingrid Gay, Career Life Connections

    Heritage Woods Secondary  

    Spread a Little LOVE  - Valentines project for Eagle Ridge Manor.
    We sent this message out to the community ....
    The Rotary Club of Port Moody would like to 'Spread a Little LOVE' for Valentines Day. We would like your help in doing this please. We would like to send these Valentines to Eagle Ridge Manor residents as well as other Seniors we know.
    If you could make Valentines with a message of LOVE on it and drop them off at St. James' Well, in Newport Village, on or before January 31st., 2021 that would be great. We know that the residents will be so very grateful for your thoughtfulness.
    Thank you so much for your help. Everyone needs a 'Little Love' and during this time it is so needed.
    The Box is at the WELL and a huge big THANK YOU to VIDA for making it and CLEONE for delivering it.
    A big Thank you to Riley and staff at St. James' Well for letting us use the Well as the drop-off for Valentines.
    Michael & Coreen snowshoeing and saw this beautiful 'halo moon'
    Spread a Little LOVE - Eagle Ridge Manor......
    Thank you to Meghan, Glen & Marcia, Susan, Cleone, Coreen, Gayle, Vida , Kari, and her two friends Shannon & Deirdre and Linda for coming to the Zoom meeting and making Valentines & to Dan G. for dropping off all the Valentines.  It was so much fun just to get together and laugh and share our Valentine Creations.  We do know that 'Hallmark' will be calling on Glen and Marcia for a contract for the amazing Valentines they created. [Well that's what Glen said, lol]
    Everyone did a great job and we are certain the Eagle Ridge Manor Residents will be so happy we thought of them.
    President Meghan thought for the week.....
    Jeannie's photo of the week.....just beautiful....Mundy Park
    Harriet Chang along with Amanda, Mason and Roxanne were our guest speakers.
    We can all learn from these young students with their RAC - Real Acts of Caring....  THANK YOU for showing us that even the smallest good deed goes a very long way.
    This movement started in Coquitlam and is now all around the country.
    These are some of the ideas to do during this time........
    Real Acts of Caring week is:  February 14-20.......Make a point of doing something kind for someone.....It WILL make a difference in their lives.
    Rotary Gives a Ham, do YOU ? - Cleone will tell us more later - Fundraiser for Share
    Brian has jumped in with both feet getting involved with our new directorship - Environment.  Thank you Brian and we look forward to the coming events.
    Cleone also thanked all those who have helped with the meal train for Patty.  Patty feels your love and is very grateful.
    Anthony reported that we should be hearing back about our grant application within a couple of weeks.
    AG Al sent this:  being that we have seen a few cat tails... lol
    Remembering Don
    President Meghan presented us this thought for the week.
    And Jeannie's photo of Jonathan 
    If you ever want to go to the South Pole you must talk to John and Holly Mikulik:  
    Here are a few of their photos.  What a great presentation and we can't wait to see the one from the North Pole.   
    Dress warm......
    This is where they slept.
    Sun tanning before your face freezes
    How far away?
    Just beautiful......
    Who are those masked Rotarians?
    A great turnout for our Heritage Mtn. Clean-up.  Great job everyone......
    A wonderful 'thank you' letter from a CABE student
    Steve is out camping again....First time in 2021 - Porteau Cove
    Steve also sent in this:  
    I know I shouldn't have done this, but I am 83 years old and I was in the McDonald's drive-through this morning and the young lady behind me leaned on her horn and started mouthing something because I was taking too long to place my order.  So when I got the first window I paid for her order along with my own.  The cashier must have told her what I'd done, because as we moved up she leaned out her window and waved to me and mouthed "Thank you", obviously embarrassed that I had repaid her rudeness with kindness.  When I got to the second window I showed them both receipts and took her food too.  Now she has to go back to the end of the queue and start all over again.
    Don't blow your horn at old people, they have been around a long time.
    It's a NEW YEAR and let's make the BEST of it.  Be HAPPY and LIVE EACH DAY........
    The Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast-Sechelt is having a FUNraising - with funds going to our proposed project in Ndandini, Kenya. 
    Remember when you go to Port Moody Liquor Store to ask them to put reward on to PORT MOODY  Rotary Club
    It is with a very heavy heart to tell you the Patty's husband Don Klassen passed away.  Please keep Patty in your thoughts & prayers.  He will be missed by their family and friends.  Don had such a great sense of humour and adored his beautiful wife Patty.  We are so sorry to hear this news.
    The Best way to end the year is with a New Member - Alistair Henry.....
    Alistair is a great addition to our Rotary Club and we look forward to working with him.
    Thank you to Alistair for this photo...
    President Meghan presented this for all of us to remember what is important in life.
    Chris Boyd presented to us the UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER Phenomena and how it all got started right here in our Community.
    Yvonne :  Made Christmas mince meat pies
    Don't forget to wear your UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER /or your 'nice' CHRISTMAS sweater to our zoom meeting.
    Our AGM was very well attended with 33 members attending.
    The new Board for 2021-22 is as follows:
    President - Coreen Berrisford
    Secretary - Alan Schmelzel
    Treasurer - Michael Berrisford
    Past President - Meghan Lahti
    Vice President - Ian MacPhail
    President Elect - Paul Mitchel-Banks
    Avenues of Service Directors
    Club Service - Aziz Saleh
    International - Glen Brown
    New Generations - Steve Witiuk
    Community Service - Cleone Todgham
    Vocational Service - Paul Mitchel- Banks
    Environment - Brian Wormald
    Congratulations to Dan Gallant and Claire Lambert for receiving a Paul Harris Award from Past President Cleone.  So well deserved.
    Message of Hope bags
    We received a message from Julie Kingsley:
    We shared some of the Message of Hope bags with a recovery house Talitha Khum in Port Coquitlam as the ladies living there used join us at our Warm Place for Women dinner. I wanted to share the feedback from the executive director with you....❤️
    These bags are just fabulous; they are perfect for the women! Thank you so much for all your assistance in facilitating the gift exchange from the Port Moody Rotary
    With much gratitude,
    Love is all around us !!!!
    Special Thanks to Ian & Frank for getting the ball rolling for  RIBFEST 2021.  Alan, Al & Mike are also main stays with this leadership and we have many new members coming 'on board' to help.  Great job everyone.
    Christmas looks like fun at the Witiuk home...and Santa showed up early......
    Santa stopped by to see if Lauralea’s sleigh would work for Christmas & to check out Lexie’s new stocking.  Just some of the projects Lauralea has completed this month.  
    President Elect Coreen has been busy making stockings......just beautiful
    Belize - Thank you to Cisco for sending this photo.
    Dave Stone:
    Did a hike in Belcarra regional park. 
    Dave made a Christmas card of this.....Great idea.
    Alan K: Dog walking at Barnet Marine Park
    Daisy and her friend Hudson......2 beauties for sure
    We managed to gather about 300 items of clothing between Sophie at Charles Best and the Interactors as well as bags from the community.  All washed and folded. All in great shape.
    New underwear and socks were abundant, and some gift cards for compensation where needed.
    We rounded up 20 sleeping bags for $23. a bag (less than cost) from Canadian Tire Poco and Coquitlam.
    Received loads of Toiletries and purchased with some of the Cash donations where we fell short - there was a lot! 
    We managed to have some specific items purchased, like a pair of work boots for a young man that just started a job and was saving to buy some so he could keep his new job in a warehouse...he has no parents. 
    There was a young dad too...he just finished his first year apprenticeship while going to high school and being a new parent.
    There were $4700 given in gift cards.
    There was a cheque given for $1700 to CABE to use at their own discretion for items we fell short on.
    There were shoes donated by kids and coats too...all in amazing shape.
    Hair cuts for all 13 kids donated by Refresh Salon, Cobbs gave them each a gift card too.  
    We are so lucky.
    Merry Christmas.
    The Christmas Star over the Catalina's Monday morning
    Micheal & Coreen snowshoeing
    This week is our AGM.....Hope to see you all on Zoom !!!!
    The Rotary Club of Port Moody should be so very proud of all the work that has been done in the Community this season.....
    Eagle Ridge Manor decorating and Christmas party
    CABE collection of items for 'couch surfing' youth
    Belize 'on line' training project
    RWH delivery of container to Belize and beyond
    RIBFEST organizational meeting
    Message of Hope along with the Soroptimist's for Women in need
    Innervisions Chili lunch and gifts
    So many people in our Club so involved whether it is volunteering, donating, organizing and supporting.  
    We are Blessed !!!! Well done !!!!
    Thank you to our Chefs - AG and PP Al [ a veggie chili] , PP Alan, and PP Ian and Trish the Sous Chef for cooking at their homes the Chili Lunch for Innervisions.  It is so much different this year as normally we are with the men, cooking, setting the table, cleaning up [Bill], serving the food and just having fun with the men at Prairie.  
    A huge big thank you to THRIFTY'S in Port Moody for partnering with us once again and supplying the food.
    This year in the presents we gave to the men are:  coffee mug, gloves, toque, socks, toothbrush and paste and floss, tissues, & candy cane.  We know that the men will be very grateful for all we have done.  Thank you to everyone in the Club who helped with this project.  It just FEELS GOOD !!!!
    Vida with liners etc for the CABE project.
    Thanks to Jackie MacLean for her talk at our meeting about Substance Abuse.  Jackie is available for a free consultation if you or you know anyone who is motivated to make changes in their lives.
    Thank you to Jeannie for a fabulous photo of Rain Drops on a Spider web.
    President Meghan opened the meeting with this thought
    President Meghan gave out 2 awards for 'Rotarian of the month' for the Community projects that have been done.
    Congratulations to Claire and Paul for working on the CABE project.  Well deserved !!!
    Gleneagle School has sent us an invitation.  Please join in......
    We would love to have the members of the Rotary Club of Port Moody join us for our Livestream Christmas Concert this Wednesday at 2:00pm.  It will be recorded and uploaded to the Gleneagle Secondary website and our social media platforms in case you are not able to join us for the livestream.
    Sending my very best wishes to you all during the holidays and hope you can tune in.

    The Christmas season is here.  The Tri-Cities Seniors' Action Society and the Gleneagle Secondary School Music Department have partnered to deliver a Christmas musical treat for you.  (You will need to provide your own beverage & cookies)
    The Gleneagle Secondary School Concert Choir, Jazz Combo, Vocal Jazz, and Jazz Band will perform a selection of Christmas music for you--on Wednesday, December 16th at 2:00 pm.
    The concert is FREE and you will have front row seats in the comfort of your home.
    Please REGISTER by Clicking on the link below.  You will be sent the Zoom link on Wednesday morning--and a reminder--so you can enjoy this musical performance.
    Reminder when you go to the Port Moody Liquor Store to say you would like the credit to go to PORT MOODY ROTARY CLUB.  
    Innervisions Chili lunch this week......Thanks to Ian & Trish, Paul, Alan & Al for being the chefs and cooking at home to deliver this amazing lunch to these men who are changing their lives 'One Day at a Time'. Thanks to Ian for picking up the presents for Innervisions and to all of you who donated items for these men.  We had socks, toques, toothbrushes and toothpaste, floss, tissues, coffee mugs, & socks.  Will be fun for the men to open.
    One chef Alan came to shop at Thrifty's....Gayle had the money and I was support.....
    Thanks to Thrifty's for once again supporting this great cause.
    Steve met up with the Interactors who have donated toques for Innervisions and our School project.
    Interactors hit the news !!!
    Nature is amazing.  Gayle sent this photo of a tree that the woodpeckers have been working very hard at.
    Alan & Nadine sent this and I thought would be fun for you to work on:  Give it a try !!!
    Rotary in the News !!!!
    Please send all your positive thoughts and prayers to Don & Patty.  Don is having brain surgery and he
    will need all our prayers.  Patty will need our support. 
    Aziz was on a zoom call with the Everett/Mukilteo club.  
    Cleone & Vida always busy
    I loved this photo we took at Harrison....
    Eagle Ridge Manor thanks us:
    I wanted to send a huge thank you out to all involved this past Saturday!  
    Sounds like it was a great success and I can’t wait to see how they look today!
    I know this social isolation can have affects we don’t even really actualize till we see others we care about then we realize how much we miss the interactions ! 
    Very happy all went well, and I know the residents will be enjoying them NOW and in the months to come! 
    We are very grateful for all of you to think about our residents and help them / us improve life for them.  
    I’m sure the lights brightened their night and their hearts! 
    Warm regards,
    Message of Hope exceeds expectations......I can not express how so very grateful we are for how our Port Moody Community has come together to help the Women in need with our Message of Hope we are doing along with the Tri-City Soroptimist's. 
    Thanks to Gayle and Linda Kozina for help putting all 50 + bags together.  We not only did that but we helped the girls who are 'couch surfing' and  Bea's Closet.  We are over the moon with the help from our Rotary Club and the Port Moody Community.  THANK YOU......
    Linda Kozina
    50+ Bags for Women in Need.....THANK YOU
    Steve and Lauralea on the last camping trip of the year.....What a view !!!!
    Yes it is DECEMBER !!!  Enjoy each day !!!
    Oh my gosh, we are only meeting by Zoom, but so much being done by the Rotary Club of Port Moody!!!
    AG & Past President Al said:

    What a great feeling to wrap up today on a number of fronts.
    I'm sure we all feel relieved to have delivered our modules... 
    We are also, I'm sure, are very proud of what we achieved this week in moving this project forward.

    Not that we get to rest for too long.

    We start with Module 1 on December 3rd 7AM PST. The other modules are too follow about a week apart. The schedule to be discussed
    with the school after Module 1.

    Some notes and thoughts on the school, we will be updating this to everyone after Module 1 delivery. As we will learn more then.

    This primary Catholic school is in a very poor area of Belize City. The students struggle to achieve anything past a grade 4 education.

    Thank you to Al & Glen, Claire & Meghan, Brian & Micheal, Ian & Trish for all the hard work you have done, to help make Belize a better place to live.  
    Who's who?  Past President Mike or Prospective Member Alistair?
    More Snowflakes from Trish
    Nothing keeps our Rotary Club of Port Moody from helping Eagle Ridge Manor
    Here are the guys putting up lights on the outside of the Manor.
    Thanks to Peter, Dan, Danne, Bill, Ian, & Dave
    Also thanks to Canadian Tire for the lights and CMJ [Dave Thorpe] for bringing the ladders.
    Peter wrote:
    What a treat to-day, to actually see each other face to face! Albeit keeping our distance and wearing masks.
    Man, I am sure we have all missed this interaction with each was GREAT!
    Thanks to:-
    DAN GALLANT and to
    PETER CUTHBERT for leading the team again this year.
    Thanks to Dave Stone for donating $50:00 to new lights
    Thanks to Paul for getting us coffee
    Thanks to Ian + Paul for picking-up even more lights!
    Thanks that it wasn't raining!
    Once again thanks to Dave Thorpe ( Foreman of CMJ Sheet Metal Ltd) for delivering
       and picking up the ladders in his own time.
    Correen, Cleone, Sue, Jeannie, Kerry and other volunteers for installing the loads of beautiful SnowFlakes on the windows of the the Manor's denizens.............I am sure Coreen will up-date  you all on their  progress.
    Check out the photo album for more photos.  Thank you to Jeannie, Dave & Glen for the photos.(2020 Eagle Ridge Manor Decorating)
    CABE project:  Lead by Paul & Claire.....
    Claire has put this out to the community.....See if you can help too......
    Currently we are working on a project that is for Teens who are staying in school while couch surfing for various reasons. They are recognized and we know a little about them via profile but obviously due to privacy just a bit broad...(school district 43 kids)
    We are looking help these AMAZING Youth by kitting them out with backpacks, luggage and other things to just encourage them to keep going, stay in school and achieve greatness.
    We could use some more jackets and shoes (various sizes - that teens would like to have and wear)
    We really need to get toiletry kits made, some roller bags (costco $40 each), socks, skivvies (or gift cards for this). Another thing would be sleeping bags of their own.
    The goal is for 15 complete sets. (A few more boys than girls)
    If there is any extra we assure they will be going to kids coming out of foster care to get them rolling with some dignity.  
    If you wish to help, send me a note on here or my email is:
    Cash (to purchase these things), gift cards and toiletry bags would be the primary ask. Gently used coats and shoes for teens would be awesome too.
    This week we are in the 'break out session' that we signed up for......Will be a fun meeting.  See you Wednesday.....
    President Meghan read this prayer to us:

    May we who are merely inconvenienced, remember those whose lives are at stake.

    May we who have no risk factors, remember those most vulnerable.

    May we who have the luxury of working from home, remember those who must choose between preserving their health or making their rent.

    May we who have the flexibility to care for our children, when their schools close remember those who have no options.

    May we who have to cancel our trips, remember those that have no place to go.

    May we who are losing our margin money in the tumult of the economic market, remember those who have no margin at all.

    May we who settle in for a quarantine at home, remember those who have no home.

    During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbours. 


    Photo from Steve Witiuk at Porteau Cove
    In our Rotary Club we have nothing but Sunshine........
    9 members helped with the Vaccination sites
    Our Christmas at the Manor is being organized - Snowflakes too
    Innervisions has the Sponsorship from Thrifty's for our Chili lunch
    Belize Training is underway with 8 members as trainers
    Message of Hope will be completed by December 1st. for the Soroptimist's to deliver
    Alistair Henry is a new prospective member who came to our Zoom meeting
    Our speaker was Clayton Botkin this week and told us all about the birds that he is raising.
    Clayton Botkin P.Ag
    Industry Specialist, Poultry and Regulated Markets
    BC Ministry of Agriculture 
    Owner of C. Botkin Enterprises
    Aviculturist to preserve rare and endangered bird species - breeds rare species and advocates for preservation of at risk species and encouraging others to enter into aviculture
    President of the International Wild Waterfowl Association

    Thank you for your time
    for further information:
    Gayle:  It was a great Dahlia year
    We have cards for you to hand out to your friends and family so they don't forget when they are buying their 'sprirts' to put to Port Moody Rotary Club.  You can present the card or just tell them.....
    Contact me and we will see how we get to you....
    When you ask the Community to help with our Message of Hope this is what you get.......and there is more....
    AND we asked the schools to help for our decorating Eagle Ridge Manor windows........Snowflakes.....and look what happened......
    We are so Blessed to live in such a great Community!!!!
    DATE :  Saturday NOV. 28th. 2020
    TIME:  9:00 am
    CREW:  3 guys per crew.   (Total of 6 volunteers)
    TOOLS: I will bring my set, but if you have a portable Drill c/w bits, please bring it
    LADDERS:  Will be on the site
    WEATHER:  Partly Sunny!!?
    Please get back to Peter if you are  IN
    Thank you
    604 727-9223
    Innervisions & Hannah House
    If you would like to subscribe to the InnerVisions & Hannah House Newsletter you can go to this link: and you will receive a monthly newsletter with news, information, alumni of the month awards, and even updates on the dogs of InnerVisions & Hannah House.  
    To all our American Families and Friends, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and may
    God Bless the United States of America.
    Lest we forget....
    Thank you to Uncle Major Don Rodger for coming to our Zoom meeting to tell us his life story in the services.
    Thought for the day:
    Jeannie's photo of Granddaughter's kitten
    This time of year is a great time to think about others and how we can help people.
    Message of Hope has been very well received by the community.  Thanks to all the Community citizens who have donated to this worthy cause.  My heart is full with the outpouring of help by our Community.  If you have any of the following items, please let me know.  We would like to have this project completed by December 1st.
    The Rotary Club of Port Moody needs your help. Rotary, along with the Soroptimist’s would like to deliver a ‘Message of Hope’ to women ‘in need’ in the Tri-Cities. We would like to have these packages together by December 1st., 2020
    ‘Message of Hope’ would deliver the following for 50 women.
    50 Clear gift bags would be distributed with the following items we would like to collect from YOU..
    Travel size bar of soap or body wash
    Wash Cloth
    Travel Size Shampoo and Conditioner - Travel size is a bit larger than the hotel size
    Travel Size Body or Hand Lotion
    Tooth Brush and Toothpaste
    Dental Floss
    Band Aids [4 to a plastic baggie]
    Feminine Hygiene Products
    Comb and or small hair brush
    Chap Stick
    Hand Sanitizer
    If you can donate any of these items please let us know and contact me at:
    You can either drop off at our home or I will pick up.
    Also for the men at Innervisions we need the following:
    A few more Socks & 
    a few more Coffee mugs
    Thank you so much for helping for these 2 worthwhile causes.
    Also the students at CABE that are couch surfing need the following:
    The idea is to give them a small wardrobe.  Rotaract is working on this, sleeping bag, toiletry kit and some gift cards.
    Any donation would be gladly accepted.  Thank you
    Peter and Frank helping with flu shots. Including Alan who also got his shot  Lots of Rotary help !!!
    Alan directing traffic at flu clinic. Al & Bill,  also helping out 
    Dave Stone's beautiful 
    The Rotaract Club  produced a Rotary themed calendar in support of our club and the Starfish Pack Program, which provides students with food for the weekends. For $25, you can enjoy a calendar, printed on 100% recycled paper, that features key Rotary dates along with holidays and observances (American and Canadian). We've included specific dates to Rotary Districts 5040, 5050, 5060 along with Rotary International events. 

    Photos represent Rotary's areas of focus and are taken by current or former Rotary members and Rotary alumni. This 13-month calendar also features fun facts about the Starfish pack program.

    You can purchase the calendar online and expect delivery once ordered. You can even choose to have it shipped to you if you're in Canada or the USA.
    You can order here: On the site, you can see pictures of what the calendar looks like.
    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out!
    Thank you very much for your time and continued support of Rotaract.
    We have so many talented photographers in Port Moody.  Here is one from Russ Sawdon.  I thought so very interesting and with his permission here it is.....this is what Russ said:  
    Found along the Coquitlam River.
    Who were these people , and why did they leave their shoes behind
    Thank you Claire for putting this out into the Community.
    To all you young and young at heart crafters in Port Moody. The Rotary Club of Port Moody is gathering paper snowflakes for the staff at Eagle Ridge Manor to put up in residents’ windows and common areas in preparation for the holiday season. The Rotary Club usually goes inside and decorates several Christmas trees, hangs ornaments and generally puts a festive face on the place. Of course with COVID-19 restrictions, we have changed our approach to ensure the safety of the Residents. We are hoping that we will be able to get the outdoor lighting done and outside window decorating once this spike in cases is under control. In the meantime though, what we can do with the great help of our Port Moody residents is make 150 paper snowflakes for the 80 resident windows and common area windows. Please drop your snowflakes off with Coreen at #204 121 Shoreline Circle on November 22 – do call first at 778-839-2674.
    Please have your ❄️ over by Friday!
    Thank you!!!!

    In Flanders Fields

    In Flanders fields the poppies blow
    Between the crosses, row on row,
    That mark our place; and in the sky
    The larks, still bravely singing, fly
    Scarce heard amid the guns below.
    We are the Dead. Short days ago
    We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
    Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
    In Flanders fields.
    Take up our quarrel with the foe:
    To you from failing hands we throw
    The torch; be yours to hold it high.
    If ye break faith with us who die
    We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
    In Flanders fields.

    Yvonne & Cleone :  Poppy anyone?
    Aziz - volunteered too at Starbucks
    Calloway is remembering
    Steve:  Camped out at Gold Creek campground at Golden Ears Provincial Park.  Great weather arrived for the weekend.  
    Guest Speaker - Lois Wagner - Walking without Skin
    Lois was a very inspirational speaker and personal coach.  She told us of her unimaginable journey she went through in South Africa and how long it took her to FORGIVE, but once she did it set her 'FREE'
    She has written a book - Walking without Skin that is her story but also suggestions on how anyone can get past their situation.  Her new passion is BE BRAVE......
    Thank you Lois for sharing your story.
    AG Al mentioned that the Rotaract club was doing a fundraiser.  This is the link so you can order on line.
    You can purchase a calendar on line.
    Here is the link
    Also if you are at all interested in how you might help with the 'youth' in our community, please contact Steve for more information.
    Steve Witiuk:
    Thank you
    After being loaded at the Rotary World Helps Warehouse in Coquitlam in late September our container has made its way to the Port of Belize. It's again on dry land and is now in the process of being unloaded.  This is exciting.  Thanks to Cisco Woods for sharing the picture.
    FedEx picked up 520 kits today for Days for Girls that will be headed for Afghanistan. 

    With love to Afghanistan! 520 kits left this morning on a journey half way around the world. A gift of love from the Port Moody Chapter to our global sisterhood. Be safe and know that you are in our circle of care. A great big "Thank You" to all members and those who contribute to the Port Moody Chapter. ❤️
    Vida Peterson
    Looks like a 'girls' day:  “Good hair day”. Cleone & Coreen
    When buying you liquor for this coming Christmas season or 'whenever', please purchase at the
    Port Moody Liquor store on St. Johns Street and tell them to please put your bill amount on the
    Rotary Club of Port Moody
    Port Moody Liquor Store
    4 – 2929 St. John's Street
    Port Moody.....
    Susan & Cleone hiking Buntzen Lake
    Claire with the important men in her life.
    What a great meeting with our DG Carol Tichelman!!!!  She is a great inspiration to us all.
    We had a record 34 members on Zoom this week.
    AND to Brian who received the People of Action pin from DG Carol
    Congratulations to Gary for his PH+6 and to Steve for his PH+4

    Meghan gave an update on how Paul is doing and thanked Club for their thoughts.

    Mike P.  We are in Sechelt for the week and drove up to Edgmont for a hike to the Skookumchuk Narrows.  Here is a photo of us checking out the extreme kayakers at the narrows!
    Alan & Lisa decorated for Halloween

    Guest Speaker District Governor Carol Tichelman

    Everything in Rotary playbooks is out the window due to COVID--every Club and every member is in a different place. Rotarians are people of action and these times are hard. There are 4 things to consider:

    1. New Club models are required and being discussed.

    2. What should/will a Club look like in 5 years?

    3. Select new members carefully. Remember there is no wrong age.

    4. Continue Club endeavors to end polio. 

    John Hopkins study shows Rotarians supply 57 million volunteer hours each year and it is worth appr. $850,000,000.

    --This is our chance to show our communities what we can do. Rotary happens at Club level. Sees world where people unite. Rotary is committed to having membership averages of 30% women by 2023.

    --Transmission of wild polio stopped everywhere through vaccination programs except for 2 countries. Last year there were only 79 cases in Pakistan and 53 in Afghanistan.

    --Infrastructure created to do worldwide vaccination will be very useful going forward.

    --Rotary added a 7th area of FOCUS qualified for Global grants--ENVIRONMENTAL “YEAH”

    --Our District is continuing to support our members to attend Blood Donations

    --Our District is starting a TOASTMASTERS Club via ZOOM

    --Our District is looking to assist those Clubs applying for Global Grants

    --Rotary opens opportunities


    Rotary International Conference will be held in Taipei Taiwan June 12-16 2021

    DG Carol presented “People of Action” Pin to Brian Wormald 

    Our Club is volunteering in November at 2 different Community service events:

    1. With Fraser Health North we are covering logistics at “drive through” annual FLU shot vaccines at locations in Port Moody and Port Coquitlam. This project along with 1 in Coquitlam covered by the 2 Coquitlam Clubs is targeting 100,000 flu shots in the month of November. There will be 3 shifts per day, 8am-noon, noon-4 and 4 till 8pm. It follows a model used in Australia as their fall flu happened during the onset of COVID.

    2. Our Club will be providing volunteers to support the Port Moody Legion poppy donation program. Our Club will be standing outside the Starbucks at (IGA centre on Ioco), Government Liquor Store at Suter Brook, and outside the Saint James Well. Using 3 2 hour shifts each day at each venue (12 noon-2, 2-4, and 4-6). This Legion volunteer opportunity runs from November 1st till 10th only

    3. ****This amounts to a lot of volunteer shifts and hours****** Anyone who is able to volunteer for shifts please do so. Also feel free to bring friends and family.


    Thank you to Bill for the write up

    Artist among us:  Cleone & Vida
    In honor of Mary Anne Cooper’s 106 birthday today, a birthday parade was held at her cherished Ioco Townsite today. The sun came out and her favorite color was everywhere in all of the many greetings and decorated cars who drove by to wish her socially distanced greetings.  Thank you to Meghan for sending Birthday wishes to Mary Anne on behalf of the Rotary Club of Port Moody.

    Rotary has been asked to supply some volunteers to help with the POPPY DRIVE for 2020. It will involve working 2 hour shifts in 2 or 3 locations in Port Moody around Newport Village and Sutter Brook.

    Micheal & Coreen are our first volunteers for Poppy Sales.

    Vida reminded us of the Rotary friendship club. If anyone runs into trouble anywhere there is a Rotary Club they can phone for advice or assistance.

    Next Saturday the 7th we're loading a container for the Philippines. We're limiting the volunteers to 20 for Covid safety reasons and everyone must wear a mask and register in case of the need for contact tracing. We're short up to three volunteers to reach our quota and we'd welcome your support. We'll start at 9AM and should be finished before noon. 
    Thank you
    Dan Gallant
    Michael B reminded us our Paul Harris is due. Also Polio donations. Please send directly to RI or send to Micheal and he will pass along to RI
    Coreen Rodger Berrisford
    Apr 14, 2021
    Community Services plans
    Stephanie Plourde
    May 05, 2021
    Classification Talk
    Claire Lambert
    May 12, 2021
    Mind Mapping Belize
    11 eco-friendly service projects around the world

    Through the years, Rotary has carried out thousands of projects to protect the environment.

    Rotary and the U.S. Government support Italy's fight against COVID-19

    Rotary and the U.S. Government support Italy’s fight against COVID-19 US$5

    $15.5 million gift will fund new Rotary Peace Center in Middle East or North Africa

    The Otto and Fran Walter Foundation has pledged $15.5 million to The Rotary Foundation to start a Rotary Peace Center in the Middle East or North Africa.

    Sri Lanka Rotary uses ingenuity, invention to protect communities against COVID-19

    Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors worked together in a nationwide project that promoted behavior change and initiated safety standards for businesses.