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Welcome to the
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
Thank you to Al for bringing us all up to date on RIBFEST and who is doing what.    Al & Frank, Ian and Alan have a great team of people who have worked very hard to make this RIBFEST one of the BEST ever.
We are less than 2 months away and lots more work to be done.
From one Berrisford to another......
Great news
Andy Berrisford will be a member of our Rotary Club AND our Treasurer for 2022-23......Thank you Andy
Guests this week:
Ron Warnebolt - Coquitlam Club
Dale Shea - Port Coquitlam Centennial Club
Malcom Kennedy - Coquitlam Sunrise Club
Andy Berrisford 
Sam Wise - PADS puppy of Marcia and Glen
Happy Birthday and speedy recovery to Gary......
The Rotary Store was open and Pete was swarmed with customers.

Mark your Calendars please:
Tuesday - March 17 - BBQ at the Berrisford's ....CANCELLED.....sorry
Wednesday -  March 18 -NO meeting, BUT please, if you can, come down to the Little Lending Library at Old Orchard Hall at 9:00 AM.  Rain or shine, we will be unveiling the plaque for Walter Peachey.  Terry his wife will be there and it would be great to have Rotarians as well.
Thursday - March 19 - is a busy day
4:00 - Shred-a-Thon Logistics meeting at the Well
5:00 - International meeting at the Well
5:30 - Book club meeting at Wolf's home
Search for the Perfect Pint.
Alan could not attend the meeting but Peter got up and thanked him for a 'very successful' SFPP
Bill thanked Brian & Danne for helping re-cycle at SFPP
Speaking of media - Glen is doing an outstanding job of putting together our Social Media.  Now we need YOUR help passing around your friends, family neighbours, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram friends all of this information.  All for RIBFEST
50/50 tickets
VIP Tickets
General information about RIBFEST
President Coreen presented Trish a well deserved Paul Harris.  Trish volunteered with us even prior to being a Rotarian.  She has helped with so many events, RIBFEST, SFPP, making masks, Give a Ham, SHRED-A-THON, and more.  I don't think I have ever seen Trish without a smile on her face.  Congratulations xoxo
Please print out the Poster for SHRED-a-THON and hand to your neighbours, friends and for sure on Face Book or Instagram
Print in Black & White if you like.  We just need to get the word out.  We are less than 3 weeks away.  We will have 2 trucks so we need to fill them both...
District Conference was on the weekend and thanks to Glen for a couple of photos.
President Elect - Paul
President Coreen and our Treasurer Michael
DG Bev.
Our next event is our Annual Shred-a-Thon - Saturday June 4th, at Port Moody City Hall.
Please go to events and sign up to volunteer.
We will have 2 shifts 8:30 - 12:15 and 12:00 to 3:30 pm
Please let us know what you prefer
Also please print this poster out and put up in your place of business, your favourite coffee shop and on your building bulletin board.  Post on Facebook if you have, twitter and Instagram.  That is the fastest way to get the word out.  We want to fill the trucks again.
Please pass this poster on to your friends, neighbour and family.
Thank you
Thanks to Alistair for our new poster design.
Leah Coss from Build a Biz Kids,  sent this link of the video's that she tried to show us.  Have a look.
this is what she said:
I thought I would send over a link to the Videos I was trying to play at the meeting today so that the club could see a few short clips of the kids practicing and then delivering their presentations. They are short clips but hopefully it will help them see the incredible work the students were able to accomplish. 
Thank you Rotary World Help and our Rotary Club of Port Moody.  This will make your heart happy.
Please go to this file.....you will be very proud of what we have done for this young man.
Very good crowd today.  
Gaetan Royer was our guest speaker today and he brought the new President of City State ...Carola with him
Gaetan gave an excellent presentation on a development that he is doing on the corner of Douglas and St. John's street.  
We all waved to Gary today.....Wishing him a speedy recovery from his surgery......YES he finally had it done.
Danne had the birthday song sung to him..... And SFPP Alan, photo bombed 
A very touching and so very well deserved Paul Harris plus 2 was given to Micheal Berrisford from our President Coreen.  Micheal has worked tirelessly for our club both with the IT and as Treasurer.  Micheal volunteers for everything and always has a smile.  Well done Micheal.....We will miss you both so much.
May 11 - Wednesday - RIBFEST meeting with Al & Frank
May 17 - BBQ at the Berrisford's meeting room
May 18 - No meeting, but please come to Old Orchard Hall to meet Terry Peachey and have the plaque put on our Little Lending Library. 9:00 AM
May 26 - Thursday - Shred-a-Thon logistics meeting at the Well at 4:00 pm
June 4 - Shred-a-Thon - sign up to volunteer  8:30-3:00 pm
June 9 - Installation dinner - Saint Street Grill
Search for the Perfect Pint
What a great night!!!  Thank you to Alan for being the 'chief organizer' and you did an outstanding job !!!  Friday night was a sell out and everyone was having a great time.  The band was fabulous, along with the food and beer & cider tastings.  Thank you to Alistair for taking photos, you really captured the night.
Alan wrote:
I want to say how proud I am of this Rotary Club for running one of the best SFPP events.
A big thank you to all the volunteers, this event would not happen without your help.
An extra thank you my wife Lisa, who pulled together a crew to run the kitchen and keep the pizzas moving.
The weather was amazing, I guess I owe the big guy upstairs a favor. Very positive response from people attending, fun and well run event went. We actually did not run out food - which kept the crowds happy and festive. Everything went as smoothly as we could hope, for a large event, from set-up to clean-up.
We will do a budget report soon...I just need a few days away from this.
Once again, BIG THANK YOU to all of you for making this event a great success!
PS. Should we do it again next year ? laugh
See photo albums at the bottom of the spike for all photos of SFPP
Foundation report 

Your Donations at Work
All donations to our Disaster Response Fund from March 3 to April 30, 2022, have been priori-
tized for use providing humanitarian aid to regions that are supporting Ukrainian refugees or
other victims of the war. Thanks to the generosity of donors around the world, we raised more
than $10.4 million in contributions that are already helping provide people with essential items
such as water, food, shelter, medicine, and clothing.
So far, 64 disaster response grants totaling $1.8 million have been awarded to support people
affected by the war. The Rotary Foundation will continue to use the donations for humanitari-
an aid in and around Ukraine, and districts can apply for these grants until June 30, 2022.
Donations made to the Disaster Response Fund after April 30 will be available to all communi-
ties around the world that need assistance recovering from disasters.

District 5050 has been approved for a $25,000 USD Disaster Response Grant to pur-
chase a Fire Truck

Rotary Supporting Ukraine
Rotary stands with the United Nations General Assembly in expressing grave concern at "the ongoing human rights and humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, in particular at the reports of violations and abuses of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law by the Russian Federation."

As a global humanitarian organization, Rotary takes a proactive stance toward peacemaking by addressing the underlying causes of conflict.

We support recent UN General Assembly resolutions calling for an immediate ceasefire and withdrawal of Russian military forces from Ukraine. This aligns with Rotary’s deep commitment to promoting peace through dialogue and conflict resolution.

We are working beside our partners in the international relief community to help provide resources to the more than 10 million Ukrainian refugees forced to flee the field of battle.
Rotary around the world
Yvonne in Cartagena, Colombia.
Come on down to 2022 RIBFEST, July 15-17th and book a VIP table.
The Port Moody OpenRoad LEXUS VIP Zone is the “best seat in the house” and is a totally exclusive way to enjoy Ribfest. A limited number of tickets are available now at https://www.eventbrite.ca/.../port-moody-ribfest-lexus...
The VIP Zone features reserved seating where you can enjoy the park, great music and fabulous food and beverages. Your ticket purchase includes VIP access for 3 hours, reserved seating and 1 drink of your choice. Food is not included.
As a Ribfest VIP there is no need to line up as drinks, BBQ and an assortment of vegetarian items can all be ordered from the comfort of your table.
Local favourite, Rusty's BBQ, is the exclusive purveyor of your BBQ menu, all cooked low and slow – and so mouth-watering.
The VIP bar is stocked with an expanded selection of drinks featuring 5 choices of tasty Port Moody Brewers Row craft beers as well as wine and ciders.
Arrangements can be made for group seating.
There will be three seatings per day (on Friday, Saturday and Sunday):
• Morning seating from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM (family friendly)
• Afternoon seating from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM (19+ years)
• Evening seating from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (19+ years)
Tickets include
• Reserved seating and access to the VIP zone during your 3-hour timeslot
• 1 free drink
• Table service
Find more Ribfest information at www.portmoodyribfest.ca
Volunteer times to help sell 50/50 tickets at Thrifty's are:
Saturday May 14th, 2022 - 12:00 - 2 or 2 - 4 pm
Saturday June 18th, 2022 - 12:00 - 2 or 2 - 4 pm
Frank sent out invitation to sign up.  Please do so.  Wouldn't it be great to have a 50/50 over 200 K ?  We can do this !!!

Rotary Clubs of the Tri-Cities
2022 Port Moody RIBFEST Colossal 50/50 Draw

50/50 tickets are:
Single Ticket for $20 (2200 packs); 
3-Ticket Pack for $50 (1420 packs); 
8-Ticket Pack for $100 (1250 packs)

Tickets may be sold and purchased in British Columbia only. Orders will not be accepted via the Internet from anyone outside the Province of British Columbia or any non-residents of British Columbia.


Deadline: Sunday, July 17, 2022 at 9:00 p.m.
Draw: Sunday, July 24, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

What do you do with your Bottles?
This is what our total is so far:

Here is our updated total on money earned from Empties... great support from the club

Containers returned:  10,052

All time deposit value:  $1,003.65

Thank you to all who have donated. 

Don't forget to go to the Port Moody Liquor Store on St. Johns Street to buy your beverages.  We are doing 'very' well and we must remind you to tell them to put your 'sale' to Port Moody Rotary Club.  Please make sure that happens.  I have a total since May 11, 2020.....Wednesday you will find out.

Port Moody Liquor Store 
4 – 2929 St. John's Street 
Port Moody


Full house this week....Great to see so many out to the meeting and to have our Past DG Dennis Boyd join our meeting.
Guest speaker this week was the always dynamic Leah Coss, President of Build a Biz Kids.  Leah came to tell us about the program that our Rotary Club, through a 'grant', was able to have and will continue to have not only in Port Moody, but across the country.  Leah has sent us this video clip to show what the students have done.  Very impressive indeed.!!!
This is the link to the Videos she was trying to play at the meeting.  Now we can  see a few short clips of the kids practicing and then delivering their presentations. They are short clips but hopefully it will help them see the incredible work the students were able to accomplish. 
If you would like more information on the program please contact Leah at Build a Biz Kids.
Build a Biz Kids
Non Profit Society - BizKids Practical Education ASSN
May 6th - Our Sold Out - Search for the Perfect Pint.  If you are volunteering, please wear your Rotary Shirt.
May 9th - Grants Committee meeting at Gayle's at 5:30pm
June 4th - Shred-a-Thon - please let Linda know if you will volunteer.  We will have 2 shifts.
June 9th - Installation night - if you haven't yet paid, please send via interact to our Treasurer or your visa to the meeting.
Happy Birthday to Brian
President Coreen presented President Elect Paul his Paul Harris
Rotary Foundation Report
Your Donations at Work
All donations to our Disaster Response Fund from March 3 to April 30, 2022, have been prioritized for use providing humanitarian aid to regions that are supporting Ukrainian refugees or other victims of the war. Thanks to the generosity of donors around the world, we raised more than $10.4 million in contributions that are already helping provide people with essential items such as water, food, shelter, medicine, and clothing.
So far, 64 disaster response grants totaling $1.8 million have been awarded to support people affected by the war. The Rotary Foundation will continue to use the donations for humanitarian aid in and around Ukraine, and districts can apply for these grants until June 30, 2022.
Donations made to the Disaster Response Fund after April 30 will be available to all communities around the world that need assistance recovering from disasters.
Friday night was Bat Night at the Rotary Loop trail up at Westhill.
As per Brian's invitationfrom last week.
"Karen Devitt (Rp.P.Bio.) from City of Port Moody is co-hosting an event with 'Bat Guru' John Saremba on the Rotary Loop Trail at Westhill Park.
John will show the bat box, trees that the bat might inhabit, talk about the ecology of the bat and then use his equipment to help everyone hear and discover which bats are flying about. John is an environmental scientist whose passion is to share his love and understanding of nature with others. He created the Burke Mountain Naturalist Bat Team, a citizen-science based program to promote the conservation of bats who regularly monitor bats, signs of white nose syndrome and he does bat programs as well. He had a career with the Federal and Provincial Governments working on major industrial projects and now does environmental consulting.
Karen is an Environmental Coordinator with the City and will lead people around the trail to document different species with iNaturalist - a Citizen Science based app that is generating a massive amount of environmental data from the general public who observe and report.  Easy and fun to use, this mobile device app is having a dramatic and positive effect on species identification, monitoring and protection."
It was a smaller turn out but very fun and informative.
Alan Kabatoff
Lots of members at the 'Club'
2 on zoom
Thanks to Brian for leading us in O'Canada
Great to have Leslie Courchesne - the CEO Tri-City Chamber as our guest speaker.

The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce is proudly celebrating our 50th anniversary. We have been the voice of business since 1971, serving Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody, strengthening business and community through advocacy, networking, professional development, programs, and services. Now nearly 1,000 members strong, we sincerely thank our longtime Chamber members:

We are all members of the Chamber and we can attend all the meetings and events as members.  
Leslie has some great ideas for our Chamber and we look forward to working with them with our events.
President Coreen welcomed Steve Gable as a new and returned member of our Rotary Club.  Welcome back Steve.!!!!
AG Al gave myself an award.  Thank you very much for this and your kind words.  I am very grateful for all my Rotary friends.
Darrell Burnham has been given an amazing honour.  Congratulations Darrell.!!!  
Imagine....Burnham Place!!!
Kudos to the doughty volunteers from Port Moody Rotary at the Spring Inlet Regatta Beer Garden.
Wolf Schamberger as the steady presence behind the serving table
Peter Cuthbert  parcelling out beer with style and grace
Paul Mitchell-Banks wrestling recalcitrant beer kegs into submission
Cleone Todgham welcoming legal patrons into the promised land with a huge grin
Bill Lawrie doing the work of  a dozen volunteers, corralling  recyclables at a blistering pace
The Dragon Boaters, who rotated in and out  periodically owing to racing duties , 
owe a big collective hug to Rotary for showing how it's to be done! AND Neil Nyberg 
Rotary Foundation report 
Rotary Unites to Deliver Aid to Ukraine
Rotary members in North America, Argentina, and Europe are collaborating with a U.S.-based association of Ukrainian health care workers and using their connections to collect and ship more than 100 tons of critical medical supplies to Ukraine. Two cargo planes packed with tourniquets, blood-clotting gauze, blood pressure equipment, and other items have already been flown from the city of Chicago in the United States to Europe, where members help unload the supplies and get them to Ukraine. Rotary members in Ukraine, where Russia's military action has caused a humanitarian crisis, are in daily contact with hospitals to determine what supplies are needed most.
North American and Argentine Rotary clubs are combining their resources to purchase items from the list of needed supplies. They're also working with contacts at pharmaceutical companies and medical equipment manufacturers to arrange donations. A hospital in Peoria, Illinois, sent an ambulance, and members in Maine, USA, secured a C-arm, a mobile imaging device that can be used to X-ray people for shrapnel.
Contributions to the Disaster Response Fund in support of Ukraine can be made here. All funds need to be received into the Disaster Response Fund by 30 April 2022 in order to qualify for use in support of the Ukrainian relief efforts.
Gary is in the hospital waiting for his surgery.  He has requested no visitors.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers that he will have his surgery soon.  We miss you Gary. 
Our Rotary Club of Port Moody made the April Rotarian magazine.....Thanks Ian for heading this up.
5 on zoom
17 in the room
Thank you to Brian for leading us in O'Canada.......
Gary we want you to stay healthy for your surgery!!!!  You were missed......
Yvonne we hope you are feeling better.

April 20th meeting is at the 'Club'.  Same time, $16.00 for a full buffet breakfast.  Hope to see you all there. 

101 Noons Creek Dr.
Port Moody, B.C. V3H 5J1

Robert Simons spoke to us today about the IOCO school and gym and the possiblities of using this space.
President Coreen presented 2 awards :
John Crowther - John's first PH. - Congratulations John
President Elect Paul - has joined the Polio Plus Society
The Book Club met at Bill's to review the 'Paris Wife'.....Good food, great company....
Thirsty Thursday on May 5th.....We have changed to go to the WELL on the first Thursday of each Month.
International news
Glen announced that after some time the International Grant was 'approved' for Kenya.  Great job Glen !!!
Rotary GAVE A HAM......Thank you to everyone to turned out to help make this project for SHARE fantastic.  The packages were amazing and very well done.
Thanks to Paul, Glen & Mike for sending photos
Glen was there to pick up package ......Thanks for photos
Great group getting the tablets ready for RIBFEST......Thank you Brian for photos
Rotary Foundation Moment
In the Spirit of Peace
By: Yulia Zharikova, secretary of the Rotary Club of Kyiv Advance
The history of the Rotary Club of Kyiv Advance began at the end of 2013, when several like-minded people formed the Rotary Club of Donetsk Advance. We were united by the idea of community service and our passion for art and music. The club supported young talents and devoted its energies to the development of educational programs in the city.
In 2014, after the outbreak of military conflict in eastern Ukraine, many members of our club fled to different parts of the country and even abroad. Subsequently, four club members who had moved to Kyiv decided to resume our club activities under the name Rotary Club of Donetsk Advance. Four other members who had ended up abroad or remained in Donetsk subsequently decided to keep their membership as well. So, we retained eight members.
In 2020, our club officially changed its name to Rotary Club of Kyiv Advance in accordance with the policies of Rotary International. Since relocating to Kyiv, our club has attracted many new members and even received an award from the District 2232 governor for adding the most new members in the 2019-20 Rotary year.
Given our experience from the conflict in eastern Ukraine, we have made peacebuilding and conflict prevention a main focus of our community projects. One such project, running since 2017, offers training to various groups to promote dialogue toward reconciliation at multiple levels of Ukrainian society. In addition, for the past five years, club members have been involved in a large international project for the psychological rehabilitation of children affected by war and military conflict in the east.
Check out the 'Photo album' at the bottom of the Spike to see all the 'Random photos' from April.
10 on zoom
15 in the room
Guests were
Coquitlam Club members :Denis Boyd, Ron Warneboldt, Kathleen Ross, Jerry 
Yashair Keramati guest speaker from Cuba
Yashar gave us a shocking presentation of the bleak medical and living situation in Cuba.  We look forward to seeing him in person this summer and feeding him 'hash browns'. 
Tickets for this years' Search for the Perfect Pint are selling fast. The event is now 2/3 sold out and only a few weeks to go.
The 2022 event promises to be a great one. A great combination of craft beer and the beginning of summer.
It’s outdoors at Port Moody City Hall on May 6.
Photos from Susan - thank you
"The table" 
April 16 - Rotary Gives a Ham 
April 23 - Volunteers needed for the Beer Garden for Inlet Dragon Boat Regatta - Please let Neil know
April 24 - Pancake Breakfast at the Legion, for those that volunteered selling Poppy's
April 27 - Off site meeting at the 'Club
May 6 -   Search for the Perfect Pint
May 13 -15 - District Celebration
June 4 - Shred-a-Thon
June 9 - Installation night - Please let Linda or Gayle know if you will be joining us.
Thank you to Dan G and Micheal to donating their winnings along with the Club's donation to support Joseph & Hai.  The monies we gave will send these two to school for 1 year.  Well done Ian for the idea.
As mentioned at the meeting, Carol a Rotarian in Prince George has created some pins to support Ukraine.  She hopes to generate enough proceeds to purchase at least one Shelterbox or equivalent support for Ukraine. Pins are $15 and $10 goes to the ShelterBox program the rest is cost of production. If you are interested, please contact Carol.
Rotary Foundation report 
What are Rotary Peace Centers? 
Teaching peace is no different than any other skill. It can be cultivated with the right practice, passion, and guidance.

The seven Peace Centers – located in Bangkok, Thailand, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, Bradford, England, Tokyo, Japan, Brisbane Australia, Kampala, Uganda, and Uppsala, Sweden – guide peace fellows to become catalysts of peace. Through academic training, practice, and global networking opportunities the Rotary Peace Fellowship leads to fulfilling careers that involve building peace in their everyday lives.
  • 93% of working alumni have a job connected to peace development.
  • 90% of alumni have opportunities to connect & collaborate with Rotary networks and partners.
  • $188 million has been contributed to the program.
Learn more about Peace Fellows and the Rotary Peace Centers here: https://lnkd.in/eN7TPeEp
Heritage Mtn. Blvd. Clean-up
Small but mighty group came to clean up Heritage Mtn. Blvd.  We know that many of our members were at the District Assembly so could not make it.
Thanks to Alan, Bill & Neil for showing up and cleaning up.....
Ecuador image.jpg

4 on zoom
21 in the room
Guests this week:
Steve Gable - Soon to become member and sits at 'that' table ;o)
Clayton Anderson - Parking guru for RIBFEST & Summer Sunday's
Thank you to President Elect Paul for chairing the meeting.
Search for the Perfect Pint is ready to go !!!!  Alan said this is our 15th year !!!  
Let's make it the BEST 
Thank you to Alan K and his trusty team who have been working hard on this.
Please print off this poster and put in your favourite coffee shop, your business and/or your building.  We would love to once again 'sell out'.  Tickets are only available 'on line' so please spread the word.
The Team
This is where YOU can help
Up coming events:
April 7 -  Thirsty Thursday - Legion
April 9 -  District Assembly
April 16 - Rotary Gives a Ham
May 6 -    Search for the Perfect Pint - 6-9pm City Hall - Tickets 'on line'
May 13-15 - District Celebration Conference
June 4th - Shred-A-Thon - 9-3 pm
July 15 -17 - RIBFEST
Alan always willing to take our money for Breakfast.  Thank you
Frank - RIBFEST chair and Brian - our IT guy along with Micheal
Gary leading us in O'Canada
A beautiful bunch 
Thanks to Susan for the photos.
Interactor's design their T-Shirts
And this is the back.....
Well done !!!!
Foundation report
Rotary Responds
The war in Ukraine is having devastating consequences on civilians as families flee their homes. According to the United Nations, more than 3.5 million people, most of them women and children, have sought refuge in neighboring countries and across Europe, while about 7 million more people have been displaced within Ukraine.
Rotary and Rotaract clubs in Europe and around the world have taken swift action and are working with members nearby to provide food, water, medical equipment, and shelter for refugees.  Some of the latest projects include:
  • Rotary District 2231 in Poland is using a $50,000 disaster response grant to provide transportation, accommodations, food, and medical assistance for refugees who crossed the border from Ukraine.
  • Rotary District 2240 in the Czech Republic is purchasing $50,000 worth of sleeping bags, medicine, food, and defibrillators, EKGs, and oxygen concentrators for victims. 
  • District governors in Germany created a national task force to coordinate member initiatives and relief efforts on an online platform. A liaison office for government agencies and nongovernmental organizations has been established in Berlin.
  • Rotary clubs throughout France have mobilized to collect and distribute necessities to refugees.
  • District 1910 in Austria is using a $25,000 disaster response grant to provide accommodations, baby supplies, medicine, hygiene materials, psychological care, food, and appliances to Ukrainian refugees in Austria.
Learn more about Rotary’s Disaster Response Fund here: https://www.rotary.org/en/rotary-responds-ukraine-crisis
Way to good Port Moody Rotary Club.
Our empties recycle program is working.
Thank you to everyone who supports this program, we have collected almost $1,000 so far.
Special thanks to the recycle king Bill who picks up at the golf course.
Reminder out account number at Recycle Depot is 123 1234567
21 in the room & 7 on zoom
Guests were:  
Steve Gable - nice to see Steve back with us
Guest speaker - Vicky Waldrew - Construction Industry ReHab Plan
Jim Bell - Susan's guy
Jennifer - Patty's friend..
Alistair's Birthday
Gary & Hazel - 56 years
Frank & Sylvia - 25 years.
photo is PH+1 - Coreen has 2 stones.
President Elect Paul presented President Coreen with her PH+3 pin ....Congratulations
President Coreen gave Danne a Certificate of Appreciation for all the quiet work that he does for our Rotary Club.  Danne does 'Pie Day' for the Manor, once a month, and the Manors residents love it.
Danne always seems to have his 'truck' available for any hauling we need done.  He is the first to volunteer for Innervisions BBQ and Chili lunch and always there to help at Shred-a-Thon, Search for the Perfect Pint and RIBFEST.  Very well deserved Danne.
Guest speaker - Vicky Waldrew - Construction Industry ReHab Plan
Vicky is very passionate about her career in the Construction Industry
The statistics that she gave us about Substance use and risks of overdose in that industry is mind boggling.
Thank you for this very informative talk.   
Thank you Darrell for taking the photos.....much appreciated.
Rotary Voices – A Rotaractor’s Story Leaving Ukraine
As Rotaract representative Iryna Bushmina was in the car en route to Vienna from her home country of Ukraine, she had the idea to mobilize ERIC - Rotaract Europe
Now her team of about 150 workers are working in four directions to provide aid to cities within Ukraine by:
  • Distributing truthful information about the situation in Ukraine.
  • Finding accommodations and hosts for Ukrainians in flight.
  • Sending humanitarian aid.
  • Securing financial support for those who need it.
Bushmina shares her experience here https://on.rotary.org/3JjFRiW
The Rotary Club of Port Moody's Little Lending Library was created by Walter Peachey.  We will be forever grateful for this Little Library and all the Love that Walter and Terry put into building it.
Walter set down his power tools and put away his skis for the last time on March 15, 2022, at age 76. He is survived by his wife and best friend, Terry, and their sons, Brent (JoAnn) and Ryan (Rebecca). 
Walter studied physics at UBC, where he met Terry, a future teacher. Once married, they led an adventurous life in the outdoors and raised a family of backpackers, hikers and skiers. He shared lifelong connections with fellow hikers, skiers and paddlers from the Varsity Outdoor Club at UBC. His love of the outdoors led him to be an early member, #23, of Mountain Equipment Co-op, for which he volunteered and served as a two-term director. 
Walter worked as a cabinetmaker and carpenter in the millwork industry and for School District 42. He loved sharing his passion for creating extraordinary furniture and cabinetry. He taught night school for 35 years and, after retirement, volunteered in the wood shop at Dr. Charles Best Secondary. 
Terry and Walter have travelled the world with friends, their children and on their own. They visited over 50 countries, exploring, hiking, scuba diving and soaking up interesting cultures. An avid journalist and photographer, Walter has left reminders of these great adventures. 
Our family is grateful for the exceptional kindness of friends and neighbours, the First Responders and Eagle Ridge Hospital staff. If you wish, a donation to Prostate Cancer Research or Eagle Ridge Hospital would be appreciated. 
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, April 29, at 1:30 at the Vancouver Golf Club, 771 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam. (covid precautions; club dress code)
9 on zoom
25 in the room
President Coreen writes beautiful invocations:
Guests this week were:
Port Coquitlam Centennial Rotarian - Dale Shea
Rob Bodner - beer guy
Andy Berrisford - Yvonne's guy
Birthday's were celebrated:
Alan K
Vida's Pot Project for Bea's Kloset was a huge success.  Thank you Vida for the great idea and thank you to all members who participated and to our amazing Community who helped.
Thank you to Yvonne for writing to Idahoan Potatoes for our Rotary Gives a Ham....do YOU?  Ask all your friends and neighbours to get their ham dinner today.  It looks fantastic. !!!
Al gave us a great overview of what is happening with RIBFEST 2022
Here are his notes:
Thank you Yvonne for taking the photos.
Peter went to 'Build a Biz' kids on behalf of our Rotary Club.  This is his report.
I attended SEAVIEW SCHOOL,  to hear students stories for a public speaking course.
The stories were varied — every thing from recycling to global warming.
These young students were outstanding, some more nervous than others, but all good! Congratulations to the leaders heading up the ‘BUILD-a- BIZ project, they were so supportive
to the students.
  Congratulations to all the students for working so hard on their speeches and over coming their nerves!!!
Oreo An  "Interact member" was also there and gave a very informative opening speech on Rotary and the positives of joining the Interact Clubs for teenagers. He was truly spectacular!
Rotary International Opportunity
Raise for Rotary – Another Opportunity to Support Ukraine
Raise for Rotary is a Rotary Foundation fundraising platform that provides clubs and districts an avenue to create fundraisers that support The Rotary Foundation.  Some benefits of this platform include: 
  • Empowering Rotary members – Raise for Rotary is a custom-branded platform that’s integrated with our existing online giving system. This makes it easier to create a fundraiser that supports specific Rotary causes, such as the areas of focus, fighting polio, or disaster response, and it expands our reach on social media. 
  • Giving donors recognition credit – Donors who give through Raise for Rotary using the email address they use for other Rotary functions, such as their My Rotary account, will receive Rotary giving credit and recognition. 
  • Minimizing fees to do more good – External fundraising platforms all have their own fee structures, rules, and guidelines. By creating our own platform, we can process gifts more efficiently and accurately. And that means more of the funds donated go directly toward Doing Good in the World.
Learn more about Raise for Rotary including fundraisers already in place to support Ukraine:  https://raise.rotary.org/
March 26th, 2022   District Grant Training
April 9th, 2022       District Conference
April 16th, 2022     Rotary Gives a Ham...do you?
May 6th, 2022        Search for the Perfect Pint. - get your tickets now they are going fast
June 4th, 2022       Shred-a-Thon. - Will be sending out for volunteers in May....always a fun event.
July 15-17- 2022    RIBFEST - Al said this is a Club project .  Get your dates to volunteer now.
We send our Condolences to Peter Tudhope's family.  Peter was a light in our Rotary Club.  He championed the 'Wheel Chair Project' for many years.  If you ever bought a Honda, you might have met Peter.  Peter always had a smile and gave the best hugs.  He passed at the young age of 93....  Peter you will be missed by many.
If you are interested here are some interesting links to Rotary sites with updates on
what Rotary is doing in the Ukraine.
Rotary Action Group Community Economic Development:  https://ragced-ukraine.org
Rotarians Respond to Ukrainian Crisis
More than half of the 2.5 million refugees fleeing Ukraine have arrived in Poland where Rotary members are organizing shelter, transportation, and basic necessities for the incoming refugees.

Rotary Club of Olsztyn is collecting and managing donations for refugees, primarily unaccompanied children, staying at Ostróda Camp. Within a few hours, four cars full of donated items were collected— including food, clothes, bedding, personal hygiene products, as well as some toys.

The Rotary Foundation has received thousands of donations, totaling over $1.1 million. These donations support efforts like that of Rotary Club of Olsztyn as well as provide medical supplies in Ukraine and support refugees who have fled to neighboring countries. #RotaryResponds

Donate to Rotary's Disaster Response Fund to support refugees and victims of the Ukraine crisis here: https://lnkd.in/eQTexMPG.
Coquitlam Sunrise are collecting books for their book sale.
If you have any books you would like to donate please bring them to the meeting on March 16th and I will collect
them and deliver them to the Sunrise club.
Happy St. Patricks Day - March 17
7 on Zoom and 21 in the Room. - Great turnout
Guests this week were:  
Stan Carter -  Semiahmoo Club
Darrell & Krista Burnham
Jim & Susan Bell
George read the Invocation.......Our President Coreen does an amazing job with those.
This is our busy season again......Look at all the excitement coming up.

Running from February 14 – July 24, 2022 this year’s 50/50 draw is the largest to date with three purchase options:

1 ticket for $20, 3 tickets for $50 or 8 tickets for $100.

Rotary Gives a Ham....do YOU?



Dear Rotarians and Supporters,
The club is proud to host our Rotary Gives a Ham FOODRAISER again this year and we hope you will join us and our partners and sponsors.  Rotary Gives A Ham is a way for your family to enjoy a great meal and to support a family in need just in time for Easter or Spring celebration.  For every ham dinner purchased, Rotary provides a ham and CA$H to SHARE Foodbank for another local family.  SHARE gets hams and cash to buy vegetarian and other meal options for their families-in-need.  This year we have 2 options a regular meal ($60) feeds 4 and a large which feeds 8 ($100) – both have some ham leftovers as well.  
The Dinner is complete with ham, potatoes, veggies, salad, buns, pie, flowers and chocolates.
It's easy to do.  Go to #GivesaHam page at the link below and select your ham dinner (large or regular); and then choose your pickup time on April 16.  We will package your meal and share your donation with the foodbank.  If you want you can donate both your meals to the food bank as well.  In the comment section on the order for you can just note to donate both.  Here’s the link.

Celebrate St. Paddy's Day at the Legion......or at the Well.....make reservations if going to the Well.


Tribute to Don Klassen
Patty gave a tribute to her late husband Don, with the most Romantic and Loving Video ever......Thank you for sharing Don's love of his family, friends and especially his love for Patty.
District Assembly
April 9. 2022 - 8:30am to 3pm
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
District Conference May 13-15 - sign up now.
 Coquitlam Club Shredding event
Great turnout again on Wednesday.  7 on zoom and 20 in the room.
Thank you Gary for great National Anthem again.
President Coreen wrote this invocation.....well done!!
Ukraine......This is the message from RI


We are living in tragic and painful times for the people of Ukraine and the world.

At Rotary, we are deeply concerned about the deteriorating situation in Ukraine, the increasing loss of life, and the humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but could extend its tragic consequences to all of Europe and the world.

As one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We join the international community in calling for an immediate ceasefire, the withdrawal of Russian troops and the restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue.

Over the past decade, Rotary clubs in Ukraine, Russia, and other neighboring countries have transcended national differences and been actively involved in peacebuilding projects to promote goodwill and win help for victims of war and violence. Today, our thoughts are with our fellow Rotarians and the others in Ukraine who are facing these tragic events. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support, and peace to the region.

Rotary International


Thank you to Dan G for helping organize a container to the Ukraine...
President Coreen presented Cleone with a Certificate of Appreciation for her Mentorship AND all the other work Cleone does for our Rotary Club.  
Vida's 'Pot Program' is going well.  Vida mentioned that she is picking up 10 pots for Bea's Kloset.
Search for Perfect Pint will be May 6th, 2022 at Port Moody City Hall.  Tickets will be $50.00 and will go on Sale soon.  Get your tickets early as we always sell out.  Thank you Alan K for all the work you are doing for this.
Rotary Gives a Ham ....do you?
This years dinner will be bigger and better than last year.  Tickets are $60.00 for the small ham [but not as small as last year] and $100.00 for the large ham dinner.  Remember you buy a ham dinner and a ham dinner goes to Share.  April 16th will be the pick up day.
Scalloped potatoes
Dinner Rolls
Sounds like a great dinner and for an EXCELLENT cause
If you See something........Say something
That is what Crime Stoppers slogan is.
Thank you to Anissa Lau for giving us a great presentation on Crime Stoppers.  
Here is 'that' table
Register now for the reimagined District Celebration at the beautiful Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, Washington, May 13-15, 2022. 
Rotary Connects Changemakers on Saturday and Sunday with presentations by the inspirational Jordan Harrison and the founder of Days for Girls Celeste Mergens, and inspirational speaker and entertainer, Rebecca Murray.  You won’t want to miss the exciting International Bazaar, or the Saturday evening gala entertainment by the Killer Keyz Dueling Pianos.  
Pack your casual beach attire and celebrate being together again with your Rotary friends.   
Thirsty Thursday fun night at the Legion
Speaking of the Legion - they have lots of new activities that we may be interested in joining in on.  Thank you to Mike C for bringing to our attention.  Here is the calendar....
For example......might be fun to get a group together.
On Saturday March 12th the Al Foreman Trio will be performing at the Port Moody Legion Club 119 from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. He will be joined by Tim Porter on guitar and Loren Etkin on drums.
They will be featuring original material as well as classic r & b,
standards, rock & roll, country,
ballads, blues and boogie.
Decent dance floor, great food,
and a welcome atmosphere. So get your dancing shoes, call some friends and come on down to
2529 Clarke Road, Port Moody.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Your Foundation Moment for the Week, as provided by the Zone 28 Regional Foundation Team. Many clubs use this as an article in their weekly club bulletin or as a Rotary Moment at their club meetings. This is a simple and effective practice to keep our fellow Rotarians informed and educated about our Rotary Foundation. 
Thank you in advance for sharing with your club members.
How can You help Ukraine?
In response to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has made available the Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.
All Donations made online at Disaster Response Fund – My Rotary, Including the use of available district designated funds (DDF), need to be received by April 30, 2022. Grant applications to take advantage of the funds will be available now through June 30, 2022. This will be the main avenue for Rotary Foundation Support, but Rotary and Rotaract Clubs are also encouraged to create their own responses to the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.
In addition to the support provided through the Disaster Response Fund, The Rotary Foundation is coordinating with partners and regional leaders, exploring effective solutions to the increased humanitarian needs. You will find a comprehensive list of projects at this link, with the contact details and websites.
Thank you for all that you do to promote peace.
Port Moody Rotary RIBFEST 50/50
Our RIBFEST community loves their BBQ cooked “low and slow” - pulled pork, ribs, brisket and chicken. BBQ meals typically come with great sides like coleslaw, beans, cornbread, potato salad, and corn on the cob.
Ultimately RIBFEST  is a community event and we know that some of our guests want to see even more offerings, especially for guests seeking a plant based or vegetarian diet.
We would like to hear from you. What choices would you like to see at RIBFEST this year so that everyone is included in this fun community event?
Post your ideas as a comment. We'd love to hear them.
Great turnout last Wednesday.....22 in the Room and 5 on Zoom
RIBFEST gang....
This table is reserved.....Always at the same table......lol
Thanks to Susan for the photos.
Please remember to let Susan know TODAY before noon, that you are going to attend the meeting so you can have a 'hot breakfast'.
Cleone gave us the menu for 'Rotary Gives a Ham, do YOU ?
Scalloped potatoes
Sounds like a great dinner and for an EXCELLENT cause
New Generations is BUSY
Steve talked about KIDS CAMP. - July 8-14
If you would like to send a 'kid to camp' please send your donation to Rotary Club of Port Moody Foundation for $734.00
Also if you know anyone who would like to go to YAIL please let Steve know.
Anniversary wishes to Meghan & Paul - 34 years
Birthday wishes to Paul [not Meghan's Paul] President Elect Paul
President Coreen presented Glen with a Paul Harris plus one...
One of our newest member's Neil Nyberg gave a 2 for 1 Classification talk.  Neil is not new to Rotary but we are grateful that he is now is our Rotary Club.  Neil's presentation was witty & informative.   We learned about Engineering, Disaster preparedness, and his love of his wife Donna & Motorcycles and Scotch.
Always a great way to get to know our members.  Thank you Neil
Thank you to everyone who came out to pull 'ivy' with Bob and Gayle.  A HUGE BIG  Thank you to Cleone who organized so many volunteers.  Cleone you are one of a kind.  We all love you. xoxoxo
Bob's the Man
That is one load of ivy !!!
Rotary RIPS (Removes Invasive Plant Species)
Hurray, the rain stopped and 22 people helped Bob and Gayle Carter, the city’s 2022 Environmental Award recipients, rrrriiiipppp out English Ivy in Bert Flinn park on Sunday. We had Juliana from SUCCESS come out with her friends, she brought along students and the teacher from the STEC Development Centre. The students were mostly from Pinetree Secondary School and they were amazing. Jack, from the Interact club knew what to do because he had been before and was very effective. Gayle and Bob’s daughter and son-in-law, Melissa & Rusty gave it their all and we had Bill, Gayle, Wolf and Cleone there from Rotary.  This project was done in partnership with the City of Port Moody. Thanks Angela!
Thanks everyone for helping to restore Bert Flinn Park and bring back its biodiversity! 
What is Our Grant Model Designed to Do?
  • Simplify Foundation programs and processes consistent with the mission; 
  • Focus Rotarian service efforts where they will have the greatest impact by addressing priority world needs that are relevant to Rotarians; 
  • Offer program options to help achieve both global and local goals; 
  • Increase the sense of ownership at the district and club levels by transferring more decisions to the districts; and
  • Gain greater understanding of The Rotary Foundation’s work and enhance Rotary’s public image 
The Rotary Foundation is continuing to make a difference in our world!
The Rotary Club of Coquitlam is having a Shredding event.....
Yes, we could sing O'Canada this week.  Thank you Gary.....
President Elect Paul lead the meeting and did a fine job....
Thank you to Phoenix MacLaren for giving us a great overview on Social Media and how we can use.
Thank you to Cleone for the great poster for Pulling Ivy with Bob.......Let's have a great turnout from our Rotary Club.
Congratulations to :
Bob & Gayle - 59 years
Yvonne & Andy - 40 years
Thirsty Thursday's have changed to the 'first Thursday' of each month at the Legion - 5:30pm
It is always on the calendar on Club Runner.
What are Some Financial Best Practices with Grant Funds?
  • Follow your spending plan to distribute and use grant funds for the stated purpose in a timely manner. 
  • Make project-related expenditures by check or other traceable method. 
  • If payments are made electronically by one person, maintain a paper trail showing that the payment was approved by both signatories. 
  • Maintain detailed receipts and record each transaction in a ledger. The ledger should list each transaction, noting the date, amount, and reason for the transaction. 
  • Make sure to share the information so grants run smoothly and funds are secure.
Thank you for making our grant oversight of the highest quality.
No Singing allowed of O'Canada, but President Coreen had a great video of our Anthem
Guest Speaker was Timothy Massawe of the Rotary Club of Hai-Kilmanjaro Tanzania.
I am a law Practitioner  in Tanzania.  I am the founder and Director of the SAIDIA  AGRICULTURE AND SOCIAL CARE ORGANISATION (SASCO), an organisation that has empowered  more than 200 vulnerable children through Education. I am one of the charter members and Past President of the Rotary Club of Hai-Kilimanjaro.
Currently, I serve as an Assistant Governor in my District 9214 which combines Uganda and Tanzania. Attached file is my personal story which I wrote as an article last year to inspire Rotarians to support the education program that I run through SASCO.

I got my first degree in laws at the Moshi Cooperative University and in 2016, and I graduated Law school of Tanzania in 2017. I am now a Lawyer and NGO Director.

There are a lot of children who are struggling to get education to reach their dreams, please be their inspiration, assist one of them when you can. Currently, we have students who have requested sponsorship. We reach out to friends and families who are interested to sponsor a child and watch him or her achieve their desired goal. There is no any bias or tribalism in identifying the potential candidates for sponsorship. The local government can be contacted where the child is for verification in case of any doubt.

There is always a very big power of changing the society through giving and helping others. Please change someone’s life before you die. Your work will continue to live in people’s hearts.

Timothy Massawe.
Phone +255 755649152
Email: massawe178@gmail.com

As per usual the Rotary Club of Port Moody has a lot going on.
Please mark your calendars for 
Glen - Walk for Kenya Connect -Let's do the Shoreline Trail together.
We can support Kenya Connect by participating in their annual 5K coming up the weekend of March 27.  You can simply sign up and do the run "virtually".  Better yet we could do it as a club on the Shoreline Trail - 11 AM, Sunday, March 27.  Register at Kenya Connect.  Contact Glen as to where you will meet.
Day of Service - Dogoodery - Cleone will give dates for that
February 27 - English Ivy pull with Bob Carter....
March 2 - Zoom for District Awards
Gayle wrote about the Book Club night:
Our Rotary Book Club met at Gayle and Bob’s home. We had a dinner with lot’s of great food, potluck is the best, and we discussed our book . We have been meeting every month and have a new book 'Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand'.  Thanks to Susan for starting this project and Bill for getting the books from the library every month.
This has been a great project during Covid and has brought us a new way to spend time together.

Thank you to everyone who came to help Clean up Heritage Mtn. Blvd. on Saturday. Bill, Ian, Trish, Mike, Neil, Glen  & Alan.
Rotary Foundation
Words from a Vocational Training Team Chair (VTT)
Dan Smith, Rotary District 7090 Vocational Training Team Chair, stated, “We are pleased with the successful Vocational Training Team experience in Brazil, Rotary District 4480, who hosted our team. Our team members were given opportunities to experience the expertise of the Brazilian world-renowned medical facilities and personnel in the areas of cancer, ophthalmology, and coronary procedures. Achieved goals included sharing best practices, research, helping others, and improving the quality of life. This team is currently sharing their many experiences of their Brazil experience with Rotary clubs in our area.”
Reach out to our District Vocational Training Team Chair, Ian MacPhail, idmacphail7@gmail.com for more information on Vocational Training Team opportunities.
Did you see that?  Our own Ian MacPhail is the District Vocational Training Team Chair.......
Way to go Ian
Super Bowl. -Thank you Ian for setting this up.
Guess who is the Super Bowl Champion !!!
Congrats to:    Dan Gallant                    1st Qtr 7-3 Rams
                        Dan Gallant                    2nd Qtr 13-10 Rams 
                        Michael Berrisford         3rd Qtr 20-16 Bengals
                        Dan Gallant                    4th Qtr 23-20 Rams
I hope you spent Valentines Day with the people you Love
What a great crowd at the Well on Wednesday.  I think President Coreen read out 22 names and 6 were on zoom.
Gary was in great voice again for the singing of "O'Canada'.
President Coreen gave out badges and two awards
Rotary Club of Port Moody Badges were given to our 2 new members:  Wolf Schamberger and Neil Nyberg
Past President Meghan was presented her first Paul Harris award.  Congratulations Meghan
AND Past President Gayle was presented her Paul Harris Plus 5. - Congratulations Gayle
Cleone gave a report on all that is going on with Community Service
Rotary Gives a Ham
Valentines for Eagle Ridge Manor
Bea's Kloset
RIPS - February 27 - Bob Carter leading in Bert Flinn Park......would be wonderful to have lots of Rotarians join in
Build a Biz
Ioco School
New Generations
Interact is doing well wth huge thanks to Steve
Steve would like a 'lead' for Kids Camp this year - please contact him if you are interested
Tentative dates are:  July 8-14,2022.
Susan - Club Service
Book Club the 2nd Thursday of the month
Thirsty Thursday's - 3rd Thursday of each month at the Legion
Alan - Heritage Mountain Clean-up - Saturday February 12th....meet at Gallaghers at 9:00AM 
Ian gave a great presentation on our Legacy Project.
Rotary Field House isn't just a 'dream'.
Rotary International
What is a Rotary Foundation Global Grant for Vocational Training?
Established in 1965-66, the Group Study Exchange Program was an educational program that promoted international understanding through organized travel and personal contact. The program evolved as Rotary updated its grant model and placed this activity within global grants. Vocational training under global grants builds skills within a community by offering local training, by supporting groups of professionals traveling abroad for rigorous study in their profession, or to teach local professionals about a particular field. This type of training is often effective in conjunction with a humanitarian project. 
You can volunteer to be a vocational training team leader or nominate a non-Rotarian vocational team member – which will it be?
Gary was back and in great voice...
RIBFEST meeting – Jan 24.  Frank updated us on the overview of RIBFEST.  Much planning is already underway.  For more details contact Frank.  He also sent out an email to the club along with a powerpoint of the high level information.
Valentines – A great meeting was had on Friday to make Valentines for the Manor.  We made 50 Valentines!  There is also a drop box at the Well to drop some off, if you can’t make it to any of the virtual event.
Kenya Connect Glen updated us on fundraising efforts for a 5k run or walk which will be March 26, 9am, or anytime throughout the next day.  The race is virtual with people from around the world, and you get a participation hat.  Glen will have more details and send it out to the club to participate. 
Thifty’s Stamps – if you shop at Thrifty’s, collect the stamps and give them to Vida.  The stamps will all go towards household items that will then be donated to Bea's Kloset on March 10.  Bea's Kloset is a Soroptimist “free store” for young women in transition.
We are back at the Well next Wednesday!  $16 plated breakfast.  Please reply to Susan’s email and provide your breakfast order.  We need 20 people there....
Mike B updated us on our donations to the school in Grahamstown – the washrooms they used to have there were utterly atrocious.  Now the school has multiple clean, bright, and new washrooms, along with rainwater collection and washing stations for lunch dishes.
There was no guest speaker today but we had a great time sharing our happy bucks and updating everyone on what we’re all up to!
Do Large Grants Ever Take Place in North America?
Yes! Rotary global grants can have large projects, scholarships, and vocational teams all here in the US or in Canada…or in any Rotary region.  One of the most amazing aspects of The Rotary Foundation is that there are opportunities for large projects wherever there is need. Criteria must be met, but there have been and will continue to be large-scale projects in “developed” countries. Read about how a Rotary Foundation global grant made a big difference in Detroit, Michigan during the onset of the pandemic. The international sponsor was in India. You can view the article here.
Is there a need in your community?
Belize Container was loaded.......
President Coreen opened our meeting with an amazing film of O'Canada.  It was beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Gary you were missed.
Cleone had a Community Service meeting to discuss upcoming projects by the Club.  It went well and lots of ideas were exchanged.  She has a powerpoint from the meeting that she can share with any of the members if you’d like.  Contact her directly.
Rotary Days of Service and “Dogoodery” – Al Stjernegaard tells us that there is some grant money available from the District for good projects, with a focus on interactivity amongst Rotary, Rotaract, Interact, and women’s issues in the community.  There will be a call for action in the near future.
Steve gave us an update on the Interact Club’s bottle drive.  Looking to have a drop off at Rocky Point Park - Monday March 14, 10-12.
The Interact clubs across BC, Alberta, and northern US are also having their first ever convention in Calgary.  More details to follow but we are looking to help host some members to attend.
Coreen and Mike B are moving to Chilliwack sometime in July.  Sadly, this will mean they will leave our club but will remain heavily involved until then!  We will need a new Treasurer… anyone interested please reach out to the club executive.
Jill Atkey was our guest, from the BC Non-Profit Housing Association.
Jill presented some interesting information to us on low income and affordable housing, the cost of housing and the cost of rentals, and how our government and local bodies need to react better to the needs for affordable housing.  www.rentalhousingindex.ca for example shows data on rentals in Canada going up considerably.  The issue of course is that higher and higher amounts of income are being spent towards housing and rent, resulting in many people being priced out of housing.  Her talk was informative into potential solutions and commentary on the various issues.
Vida & Cleone made Valentine box 
A small get together at Cleone's to make Valentines for the seniors at Eagle Ridge Manor.  Aziz and his girls were there via zoom. A good time had by all xo
Foundation Moment
Words from a Past Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholar
“During my time as a Rotary scholar, I learned to look at development differently. We often think of international aid in terms of poverty reduction, and we often see poverty reduction in terms of dollars spent and earned. The anthropology of development aims to analyze global aid in another way. We pay particular attention to how initiatives play out on the ground to determine just what local communities’ needs are and how those needs might be met sustainably and, eventually, autonomously….Rotarians understand that to have the most impact, we need to learn from other cultures. As global grant scholars, that’s what we aim to do – during our studies, and afterward.”  Levi Vonk, Global Grant Scholar and Fulbright fellow to Mexico 
We need everyone 'on board' for RIBFEST 2022.  Go to our website and sign up today.  There are many areas you can help with, so please sign up soon.
Thanks to Al, Alan, Frank, Mike C, Alistair, Micheal B, Gayle, Steve, Claire, Paul, Bill, George Balzer, Ian, Cleone, Mike P & Trish for stepping up and being leads in the different areas. (I hope I didn't miss anyone)
Gary once again lead us in O'Canada.  It is nice to see more people 'standing up' for our National Anthem !!!
26 on Zoom today.  Great turnout !!!!
Love the Invocation that President Coreen has done.
Kendra’s  [ an Interactor] GoFundMe Page for Tanzania:
If you would like to donate personally, please go to this website. 
Volunteers requested for the Western Canada Cup being held in Port Moody.  Please consider volunteering for them.  
Our member Ann Hulbert would love to hear from you – give her a call.  Number in the members section of Clubrunner.
Interact Update – They’ve been active with a bottle drive and looking to donate several hundred dollars to the flood victims in Abbotsford.
Community Service meeting scheduled for Jan 18.  Details to follow.
Ribfest Planning meeting Jan 19 – Details to follow.
Valentines – Jan 21st via zoom – make a bunch of homemade valentines to distribute to residents and staff at the Manor.  Box and supplies last year were located at the Well but this doesn’t look possible this year.  Rotaractors might also put some together.  A zoom meeting will be scheduled to make a work project date.  Details to follow.
Jan 20 Thirsty Thursday at the Legion at 5:30pm and the Spirited Book and Wine Club – sign up or get details from Susan to follow via Zoom.  Current Book = “Thursday Murder Club”
Jan 24 - 7pm – Ribfest General meeting kickoff, zoom details sent previously by email.
Margaret Franz (sister of Mary Steinhauser)
Glen Brown introduced Margaret to us.  On June 9, 1975 there was a riot in the BC Penitentiary (Max security prison in New West BC), resulting in 15 staff, including Mary Steinhauser, being taken hostage by three inmates.  The incident lasted nearly 2 days when a tactical unit stormed the prison.  Unfortunately Mary Steinhauser was killed in the process.  The riot resulted in a Commission of Inquiry to look into prison conditions and how to alleviate or improve these.
Margaret read to us select passages from her new book Between Blade and Bullet featuring the life of Mary Steinhauser and the circumstances in which Mary worked.
Thank you Mike P for the notes.  I Really appreciate !!!!
Trish sent photos of their 'winter wonderland'.  WOW you guys did get a ton of snow.  I happy it is almost gone for you now.
What is a Rotary Foundation Global Grant Scholarship?
Established in 1947, the original Ambassadorial Scholarship program was designed to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries. With the launch of the Rotary Grants model, scholarships are now used to fund study by graduate students whose career goals support one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus. The funding is the same as a humanitarian global grant with a minimum scholarship amount of US$30,000. Upon returning home, Rotary Scholars share with Rotarians and others their experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country, and what career they will go into in order to meet the seven areas of focus and spread good will and understanding. 
Do you know any students that you would like to nominate for a scholarship?
Gary once again in beautiful voice, opened our meeting and sang O' Canada.  
Guest this week was Margaret Franz, who will be our Speaker next week.  She will be speaking on:
BC Penitentiary riot in 1975 and the death of Mary Steinhauser [ Margaret's sister]
Kudos to Gayle & Bob for their Environmental Award from the City of Port Moody and to Saam who is the Vice President of Interact who is helping ERM with I Pads for the seniors. He got a grant on his own, and that is what he decided to do.
A container will be packed and sent to Belize this Saturday......Thank you to Dan and Glen & Al for organizing.  Belize is very grateful and we have a good sense that the Rotary Club of Port Moody is helping to make Belize a better and safer place to live & visit.  Thank you to Cisco Woods for all he does for his country.
Rotary Foundation :
What Makes a Successful Global Grant Application?
Consult with local experts early in the planning process to build a strong program plan and global grant application. The district resource network (see below) can help.
To be approved, your application must clearly describe how your project, scholarship, or vocational training team:
  • Is sustainable — include plans for long-term success after the global grant funds have been spent
  • Includes measurable goals
  • Aligns with one or more of Rotary's areas of focus
  • Responds to real community needs
  • Actively involves Rotarians and community members
  • Meets the eligibility requirements in the grant application terms and conditions
The Rotary Foundation’s grant model empowers Rotarians to continue advancing world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the implement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
Rotary represented at the Rose Bowl parade
A 16-foot-tall owl reigns over the Rotary float to embody both the spirit of self-improvement and the organization’s determination to make the tools of education available to everyone across the globe. Books, a quill and a hybrid apple/globe to symbolize the importance of education throughout the world help fill out the colorful float.
RI Moment
Global Grants – Making Sustainable Change in the World
Rotary clubs in Honduras and Pennsylvania, USA partnered together for a Global Grant to provide eye and vision care to needy residents in Honduras. During a 10-day long mission, Rotarians from both clubs worked to provide a wide variety of vision services through clinics held at local schools and neighborhoods. Over 1,200 individuals were evaluated and 600 received prescription eyeglasses. A local non-governmental organization will continue to provide eyeglasses and medications to those in need. 
Improved eyesight can translate into improved educational or occupational opportunities, contributing greatly to improved quality of life for these Honduran residents. Clubs worldwide use these grants to make similar long-term, sustainable improvements in the world. 
Every Rotary club has the opportunity to change lives around the world with the help of The Rotary Foundation….one program at a time. 
How do we want to make an impact in the world?
The Soroptimist Newsletter thanking us.  Very nice
Just some of the ways we can raise money:
Please take your empty bottles to Return it and use this code:
The code is 1231234567 
We have done pretty well this year, thank you to Bill's big collection
at the golf course
 Also please remember to buy your 'beverages' at the Port Moody Liquor store on St. Johns street and tell them to put purchase to:
Port Moody Rotary Club.
Vida had a great idea.....please when shopping at Thrifty's, save the stamps they give you for the pans and if you do not want the pans, please take to Vida or let us know you have them and someone can pick up for you.  We will donate these to Bea's Kloset that the Soroptimist have for women beginning their lives on their own.
Please let your friends and family know as well.
We should all be so proud of Gayle & Bob.......Look what award they received from the City of Port Moody.....Well done !!!!
Thank you Steve for sending this Tri-City article:
Once again we should be very proud of our Interactors.  Saam is the Vice President of the Interact Club.  What great initiative he has demonstrated as a Rotarian and showing service before self
Port Moody Secondary student Saam Nourouzi spends a lot of time communicating with his phone, so he used a $1,500 grant he secured from Rising Youth to purchase iPads to help seniors living at Eagle Ridge Manor keep in touch with their loved ones.MARIO BARTEL/THE TRI-CITY NEWS

With a possible career in medicine in his future, Saam Nourouzi is already developing an appreciation for the value of helping people.

The 16-year-old Grade 11 student at Port Moody Secondary recently secured a $1,500 Rising Youth community grant to buy two iPads and five electronic pocket talkers set to help seniors living at Eagle Ridge Manor stay in touch with their loved ones – as well as soccer balls, beach balls and bubble makers to keep young visitors amused at the neighbouring hospital.

Nourouzi said the months of being isolated from his friends and classmates as the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools to conduct lessons online gave him a taste of what some of the elderly residents of the manor must have been going through when outside visitors to the facility were restricted to keep them safe and healthy.

So when he called Eagle Ridge Hospital to see how the money could be spent should his application for the money come through, his heart soared at the idea of acquiring technology that might help ease the feelings of loneliness permeating the manor.

“It’s been tough on all of us but especially for the seniors,” Nourouzi said of the past 21 months of various public health restrictions that have become a daily sacrifice to try to keep the contagion contained.

Rising Youth is a program led by TakingITGlobal, a worldwide initiative that encourages young people to find ways to create a more inclusive, peaceful and sustainable world.

The money for the grants, which can range from $250 to $1,500, is funded by the Canadian government through its Canada Service Corps.

Nourouzi said once he learned of the grant program, he started researching ways the money could help his community. Eagle Ridge Hospital was one of his first calls.

Coming up with the specific need to be addressed and getting the necessary approvals was a more arduous process, requiring dozens of email exchanges.

In the meantime, Nourouzi went shopping.

Looking to maximize the good he could accomplish with the money, he sought out the best deals he could find that allowed him to buy two tablets instead of just one. The electronic pocket talkers are devices that allow staff to communicate better with residents who have difficultly with their hearing.

With the money left over, Nourouzi also acquired the balls and bubble makers.

He said delivering the haul was “heartwarming.”

The experience, Nourouzi said, “helped me understand the importance of selflessness. If we’re fortunate enough to be able to give back, it’s really important to do that.”

And with one such project already under his belt, he’s already secured another $250 grant for the YWCA that will pay for 30 food hampers to be distributed to families in need.

Helping our, Nourouzi said he’s discovered, gets easier every time out.

“It’s very doable,” he said.

Well done Saam!!!


May the New Year bring you health, happiness, peace, and prosperity. Wishing you a joyous 2022!  Surround yourselves with those you love.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
Love & Hugs
Linda xoxoxo
I regret to say that with the new restrictions announced by the Provincial government, the uncertainty of changing restrictions and other jurisdictions shutting down, we have been notified by the St James Well that there will be no breakfast meetings allowed until the end of January.  I do encourage you to participate this week as we formally welcome two new members into the club. 
So to be clear: 
This week is a ZOOM ONLY meeting. 
Next week's meeting is cancelled. 
The Christmas party is cancelled - events are so restricted as to not be fun.  
January 5 to January 26th meetings will be ZOOM ONLY.
Hopefully this will be a short stint and we can at least get back to hybrid meetings in February 2022

Coreen Rodger Berrisford,

President, Rotary Club of Port Moody


Thank you to everyone who came to the AGM either via Zoom or in person.  We had a great turnout......
This is the Board Elected for 2022-23
President - Paul Mitchel-Banks
President Elect - ?
Vice President - Ian MacPhail
Secretary - ?
Treasurer - Michael Berrisford
Past President - Coreen Rodger Berrisford
Club Service - Susan Bell
Membership - Mike Clay
New Generations - ?
Community Service - ?
Environmental Service - Brian Wormald
International Service - Ian MacPhail
Vocational Service - Paul Mitchel Banks
There are great opportunities to be on the Board for next year.  If you are interested please contact Paul.
Congratulations to everyone !!!!
This will be the last meeting of the year so remember :
THE ROTARY STORE WILL BE OPEN for our last meeting before Christmas
GREAT PRICES - See Peter !!!
Rotary Foundation Moment of the Week
What is the Goal of Rotary Foundation Grants? (Part 2 of 2)
During the past 100 years, the Foundation has spent over $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world. The Rotary Foundation impacts communities through our grants program, which offers four opportunities for funding. Last week we talked about district grants and global grants – let’s look at the final two options today:
Programs of Scale Grants – fund activities that benefit a large number of people in a significant geographic area using a sustainable, evidence-based intervention with measurable outcomes and impact. Each grant will support, for three to five years, activities that align with one or more of Rotary’s areas of focus. How it works: Each year, one approved project will receive $2 million from The Rotary Foundation’s World Fund. Applicants are strongly encouraged to supplement Foundation funding with resources from multiple other sources, and to work with an experienced partner, such as a nongovernmental organization, private institution, or government entity.
Disaster Response Grants – fund small-scale, short-term activities that address needs caused by natural disasters in your community. Activities include providing basic items such as water, food, medicine, and clothing. How it works: Districts in an affected area or country may apply for a maximum grant of $25,000, based on the availability of funds. A district may apply for subsequent grants after it successfully reports outcomes from previous grants.
As Rotarians, we are eligible to participate in any one of these programs. Which one interests you?
We wish you the very Best this Christmas Season.  May you be with the ones you Love and Remember the True meaning of Christmas.
Club Business
May 25, 2022
Dave Duckworth
Jun 01, 2022
Camp Jubilee
Keesha Dorosz
Jun 08, 2022
YES Program
Jun 15, 2022
Kids Zone
European Rotaract clubs organize to help Ukrainian refugees

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A little bit of salt

A surgeon in Spain finds a way to treat patients in Nigeria

Rotary members honored as Champions of Girls’ Empowerment

Six Rotary members were honored in March as People of Action: Champions of Girls’ Empowerment during Rotary Day with UNICEF in New York City. This distinction recognizes the honorees’ commitment to improving girls’ access to education, health, and sanitation and hygiene resources, as well as their work to create environments where girls can flourish.

Staff Corner: John Hewko

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Rotary Statement on the War against Ukraine

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