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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
Canada
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
President Coreen opened the meeting and Gary led us in the singing of O'Canada
 
Terry read the invocation 
 
President Coreen's thought for the week
Jeannie's photo made us all smile
Guest's this week were:
Past member and about to become a new member,  George Broderick
 
President of the Port Coquitlam Centennial Club - Carrie Belanger 
Khayangawasike from Kenya
The container finally was released in Nairobi 
Here is the list of contents
The most fun was to see the 'adults' play with the toys......One 36 year old said they had never had a toy in their life.  They were excited that they made noises and some even talked to them.  Amazing !!!!
 
Our newest Fundraiser - 'Go for Rotary'  is in the works.....
President Coreen has asked that you wear 'orange' to next week's meeting in respect for National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
 
 
We are sending a container to Belize and would like your support.....
This is AG Al's message:
I mentioned that the Rotary World Help is sending another much needed medical container to Belize in October. This container is sponsored by the Rotary World Help (Thanks very much RWH).
 
 
Glen and I talked to Cisco of the Belize Rotary Club and asked what other items are on his wish/need list.
He came back right away and suggested school supplies and sporting equipment (soccer balls, basketballs, soccer shoes etc - used OK). They will be distributed to the poorer famlies and perhaps to kids of prisoners in the prison who are in need.
 
Terry suggested that we pool some money from the members instead of asking each member to go out and buy supplies.
 
If you are interested in supporting this please send your cash donation via Etransfer to our club. The email address is treasurer@portmoodyrotary.ca
The container has been delayed from Oct 2 to Oct 23rd. We will purchase the supplies in early Oct.
If we could get your donations this week that would be awesome.
Also if you have used  sporting equipment or a contact that has some please contact us.
 
 
Thanks in advance for your kind support

Al Stjernegaard
Assistant Governor  Area D (Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, Port Moody)

Peter has put up the 'small' Shred-a-Thon signs.  Well done !!!
 
 
It is with a heavy heart that our 'Mentor and good friend to Rotary', Ed Nadort has passed on.
Ed was a great mentor to our Rotary Club of Port Moody and an 'Honorary Member'.  He was a member of the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise and when Gene Vickers wanted to start up our club, Ed was 100% behind the idea.  Hecame to most of the first year meetings and encouraged us to continue with the good works of Rotary.
Thank you Ed, we love you and you will be missed by many.
 
This is what his daughter Lori wrote:
 
Today we said goodbye to my 92 year old dad, at peace with a life well-lived. Two kids, three grandkids, married nearly 65 years to mom. Born in The Netherlands, emigrated to Canada in 1953, he was a watchmaker, jeweller, member of MENSA, and could fix anything. Dad couldn’t abide small talk, bad grammar, or off-tempo ‘Happy Birthday’ (sung in harmony). Kept people at arm’s length, but showed his connection through actions – fertilizing my mom’s name into the lawn, designing and building me an A-frame playhouse and my brother a treehouse, and making gorgeous toys for Erin and Alex. He gave to the community, working extensively with Rotary (‘birthing’ several TriCities clubs), donating blood over 75 times, and problem solving solutions for the less-abled via Tetra Society. He mellowed as he aged, and as Vascular Dementia took some of his memory but gave him a wicked (and bawdy) sense of humour. Halfway to an orphan now. ❤https://www.burquitlamfuneralhome.ca/memorials/Edward-Nador/4729272
 
His obit has a funny story in it.  Ed had a great sense of humour.  xoxoxo
 
 
 
 
 
 
President Elect Paul ran the meeting this week, while President Coreen and Michael were away.
Studying the computer
 
Birthday's this week:  John C  and Alistair's lady - Amy 
 
Anniversaries:  Brian & Claire, Terry & Susan & Dave & Cathy
This week's speaker was John Quinn who wrote the book ' Someone Like Me'.....
John's story is one of hard work and determination.  He lives by 'Focus on what you CAN DO, not what you can't do'
Wonderful speaker.....
 
Bio of John W. Quinn, Senior Chief Petty Officer, USN, Retired

John W. Quinn was born in Detroit, Michigan in April 1962 with cerebral palsy.  One of eight children, John also had a strong desire to serve his country.  So, in spite of his partial paralysis, two different sized feet, and the inability to walk prior to the age of four, John joined the United States Navy in January 1982 specializing in administration.  He did it while keeping his cerebral palsy a complete secret – and maintained that secret during his entire career.   

Throughout his distinguished twenty-year career, Senior Chief Quinn has sailed around the world on aircraft carriers, battleships, destroyers, and is a plank owner (founding member) of SEAL Team THREE.  His military decorations include the Navy Commendation Medal (Four Awards); the Joint Service Achievement Medal; and the Navy Achievement Medal (Four Awards).  He is authorized to wear the Enlisted Surface Warfare Insignia.  

Senior Chief Quinn is the author of Someone Like Me, An Unlikely Story of Challenge and Triumph Over Cerebral Palsy.  

Since the publication of his memoir, John has addressed numerous organizations and Fortune 500 companies around the world to include Rockwell Automation, Applied Materials and USAA.  He makes his home in Tucson, Arizona. 

 
 
 
September 23rd, 2021 - International meeting - Glen's home
 
October 2nd, 2021 - Shred-a-Thon - please print this and send to all you know
 
 
Go for Rotary !!!  - Launches October 1st.
Thank you to Glen & Alistair for working on the marketing for this fundraiser
 
AG Al presented our Club with the 2020-21 Rotary Citation
 
 
We support Innervisions Recovery House and they are having their AGM and would like as many people as possible to join in their meeting via 'zoom'
 
If you are interested in attending our Annual General meeting on  Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 6pm (via Zoom), please click the link below to fill out the membership registration form. https://mailchi.mp/9a2b25d18037/society-membership-sign-up

If you have any questions about membership or the AGM, feel free to contact Hannah at hannahw@myinnervisions.ca
 
 
16 Members 'on line' 
12 Members 'in person'
 
Random photos from Susan
Gary leading us in the singing of O'Canada
 
The guys
 
Happy Anniversary to Brian & Claire
 
 
 
 

 
Upcoming events:
September 23rd - International meeting at Glen's home - details will follow
October 2nd - Shred-a-Thon - Please print out the poster and put up in all public places that you support.
 
President Coreen and Best Mate Michael,  will be away next week and President Elect Paul will be taking the meeting.
 
President Coreen opened the meeting and once again Gary led us in O'Canada.  Wow that man can sing !!!!
 
We welcomed Dan back and wished Marion a very Happy Birthday
The Dan's [Danne]
 
Our Guests this week were:  Matt Dolan & his beautiful wife Maryam Massah-Dolan
We had 17 people in attendance and 8 'on line' including our Guest Speaker - Terry Winship from South Africa.
Our guest speaker was 'amazing'. !!!  I'm not sure what else to say about her.  She started her presentation saying that she was about to be 50 years old and wondered if she would be happy to sit on her lounge chair for that year or go and do something. She was a single Mom of a 9 year old daughter and made the decision to travel the world for 366 days.  They sold 'everything' they owned and off they went.  The experiences were wonderful and exciting.  Terry's main focus for this was to experience as much as they could and be safe.  They had a ticket for around the world with 10 stops.  
So much to tell you, but 'Travel Light and Experience More' was the theme.
This was what they took for the year.....
We all listened in 'awe' of she and her daughter,..... and she ended by saying something like: 
What will YOU do with your life?
 
Thank you to Ian for arranging ... and Micheal and Coreen will take Terry her 'Golden Spike' when they go to SA.
 
Random photos [ another of Pete with eyes closed]
 
 
We all wished Ann and very Happy Birthday and get well soon with a card.  Thank you Gayle for organizing
 
A great turnout for Clean-Up Heritage Mtn. Blvd.  Nice to see so many members and family members come help.
Thanks to Alan S for organizing.  If you have a 'vest' at home, can you please return to Alan?, we seem to be missing some.  Missing from photo is guess who?
 
We went to 'Recovery Day' in NewWestminster and George and I were shocked to see this tree.....It was shocking and very emotional....A tree with the names of those who have lost their lives to 'overdose'. 
BUT on the bright side, there were so many people who have recovered from Addiction and all the Recovery places had tents there.  Innervisions was there with a tent, and was a 'stage sponsor' for the Bands.  Fantastic event.  Well done !!!
 
 
Thanks to Cleone for organizing the picnic at Old Orchard Hall on Sunday.  Those Rotary tents sure do come in handy !
 
 
Are you helping out?  Return-it.....
 

Our Account number at Return-it is:  1231234567

This is what we have to date:

President Coreen opened the meeting with Gary singing O'Canada and Gayle doing the invocation.
 
10 Members 'on zoom'
11 Members 'in person'
 
Greeters:  Danne & Peter
 
Alan collecting money
 
We sang Happy Birthday to Glen and David W.    Steve & Lauralea & Jim and Susan celebrated Anniversaries.
 
Upcoming events:
 
September 11th - 9:00 AM Clean up of Heritage Mtn. Blvd.
                            4:00 PM Picnic at Old Orchard Park - bring something to share, a chair,  and something to BBQ....
September 19th - Terry Fox Virtual Run
T-Shirts available from Mike Clay
The annual Terry Fox Run has become a fall tradition in Canada, with more than 650 communities, big and small, urban and rural, English and French, fundraising for cancer research. This year, participate from wherever you are on Sunday September 19, One Day. Your Way! Around your neighbourhood, backyard, down the street or around the block.
 
October 2nd - Shred-A-Thon - please sign up and spread the word to all family and friends.  Please put poster up where you live and coffee shops you support.
 
 
May 20th, 2022 - Search for the Perfect Pint - more information to follow
 
 
President Coreen presented Peter Cuthbert with a certification of appreciation for all the work he does for our Rotary Club.  Well done Peter !!!!
 
The meeting this week was about a new fundraiser.   Thank you to President Coreen for the details.  There is loads of information here.
WHAT: ROTARY ACTION CHALLENGE 2021
WHEN: October 1 - 31 2021
WHERE: It’s self directed/ virtual. So anywhere you want!
 
DETAILS: Ready Set Go! - The Rotary Action Challenge is an opportunity to take care of yourself and raise funds to support the local or global community in youth development, environmental protection, senior care, providing clean water, education, fighting disease, growing local economies and promoting peace. To learn more about Rotary priorities click HERE. You can trust Rotary to spend EVERY dollar you give on service projects. See our rating with the Charity Navigator HERE.
So how do you get in on this? The Rotary Action Challenge has 4 activities, walk/hike, run, swim or cycle, you can register for one or more. Within each activity there are 3 levels of challenge, pick the one that will stretch where you are now. You can also collect donations and pledges which increase the impact of your participation. We have prizes for top donation/pledges for individuals and teams.
You will get to enter your progress, compare your results in the challenge and in donations/pledges (if gathering).
We welcome teams too.
 
$35 REGISTRATION PER ACTIVITY INCLUDES:
 
1) Access to the Race Roster platform to track progress and collect donations/ pledges (for those who want to make even more of an impact!)
2) Participant package - a value of $50 each
3) Prizes for those who raise the most money by challenges through donations/pledges.
4) The physical and mental health benefits of movement!
5) The satisfaction of knowing you are making a positive difference in the community and the world.
 
A SPECIAL THANKS FOR OUR SPONSORS:
 
What we need from club members are:
  • Another individual for the Organizing Team
  • Sponsorship teams for participant packages (worth $50) and awards for top fundraisers per challenge (12)
  • Collection, Assemble and Distribution team for participant packages and Awards
  • Marketing – help with marketing materials and marketing channels – Facebook, Tri-Cities News, community billboards, club visits, social media)
 
 
 
Our Free Little Library is full as of Sunday.  If you are walking by and see garbage in there or 'signs' on our Free Little Library, please feel free to clean it up and take signs down.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
President Coreen opened the meeting with Micheal doing the invocation and Gary singing O'Canada.  Well done !!!
We were a small but mighty group at the Well with many on zoom.
Bill taking money this week
Great to see AG Al back.
And Peter has eyes open...... YEAH
 
 
We all wished Bill & Jackie a very Happy Anniversary and he seemed pleased we reminded him.  lol xoxo
Our guest speaker this week was: Roxci Bevis
 

We reduce fruit waste and redistribute it within our communities.

This is their Mission:

We’ve worked hard to improve local food security and reduce fruit waste in Vancouver since 1999, and have harvested over 72,000 lbs of fruit.

We’re a grassroots organization and registered charity focused on picking backyard fruit trees in Vancouver with a dedicated team of volunteers. We also attend outreach events, host workshops, and build connections with our communities in pursuit of our vision.

Our Mission

To strengthen Vancouver’s food security by celebrating and distributing the bounty of our local fruit trees, reducing fruit waste, and cultivating community in our neighbourhoods.

Our Vision

We envision a food secure Vancouver where everyone has access to fresh, local fruit, and the environmental impact of food waste is minimized.

We’re a grassroots organization on a mission to strengthen Vancouver’s food security by harvesting backyard fruit trees and delivering it to organizations serving members in our community who typically have reduced access to fresh produce.  Their Community Partners receive the fruit from picks and distribute it to their members through direct distribution or through workshops, community kitchens, and more.

Do you have backyard fruit to share with your community?

Contact them: info@vancouverfruittree.com

The Lock-Up is clean thank you to this group.......Please if you go there, put everything back where it belongs.  

THANK YOU.....

Check out the photo album.....

Look how tidy......

Don't forget SHRED-A-THON - October 2nd, 2021.  Sign up to help please.  We had a meeting to discuss changes and we will need lots of help to keep organized.

Thanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Coreen opened the meeting and our own Gary Wiggins sang O'Canada ....in person with the members all singing along.  Thank you.  xoxo
 
Jeannie's photo - piano board
Good group of members on zoom this week:  Stephanie, Ian, Alistair, John, Steve, Mike, Glen  and Linda 
 
Birthday:  Mike P and the 50th Anniversary of John & Cheryl.
 
Greeters:  Peter & Danne.  We are going to see how many photos we can get of Peter with his eyes closed
 
Darrell - money taker
The group
So good to see David with us.....
 
 
One of the most inspiring talks I have heard......
Thank you Kathi Camilleri [ Spotted Doe] from Campbell River.  All our Relations.....
 
 
If you would like to contact Kathi:
 
 
 
Steve - Interact project
Photos on the progress of the water tanks for both Mang'olota and Muthetheni
PS. Both tanks are being constructed concurrently
 
 
More in the Albums - Interact water project
Cleone has great news from Kenya.......
 
Past President and past member of our club Trudy has asked for help with the Rotary Club of White Rock.  If you have time, please contact them to help with their book sale.  Trudy is in the Passport Club.....
Hello fellow Rotarians! We have a true ‘hands on’ opportunity this coming weekend..the RC of White Rock has the following volunteer shifts they still need to try to fill.  Can you help out for 3 hours? Bring a friend..maybe grab some Fish and Chips at the beach before or after? Please help spread the word in your Club or for Passport Club members..in your old home Clubs. 
Or just come out for great deals on some books for your fall reading!
If you can help, please contact Anthony at:
 
 
Thanks all! Let’s lend a hand and support our local Rotary efforts!
Trudy
 

 Here's where we have need.  Able-bodied volunteers are preferred for the sorting positions (lifting).  Thursday morning is clean-up.

Friday, August 27th
1-4
  • Floor (x1)
  • Sorter (x2)
  • Bagger (x1)
  • Parking (x2)
4-7
  • Floor (x1)
  • Sorter (x2)
  • Bagger (x1)
  • Parking (x2)
Saturday, August 28th
4-7
  • Floor (x1)
  • Sorter (x2)
  • Bagger (x1)
  • Parking (x2)
Sunday, August 29th
1-4
  • Sorter (x1)
  • Bagger (x1)
  • Parking (x2)
Tuesday, August 31st
10-1
  • Floor (x1)
  • Sorter (x1)
  • Greeter (x1)
  • Parking (x1)
Thursday, September 2nd
9-1
  • Floor (x2)
Board meeting at Cafe Divano....
 
 
 
We had a great start to our regular Wednesday morning  'in person' meeting.  Thank you to all who came and to those who joined us via 'zoom'
 
Greeting us was Peter & Danne:
 
Alan collected the money for breakfast and as usual got lots of 'Paul Harris' dollars from us.
We had a continental breakfast with muffins, croissants, pastries, fruit and tea or coffee all for $10.00
Gary did a great job leading us in "O'Canada' and we all sang our hearts out.  Well done !!!
 
Michael P read the invocation and we all like President Coreen's wording
Thank you to Jeannie for the photo.....
 
Birthday's were celebrated by singing Happy Birthday to Ian and our Guest Speaker Malcolm Kennedy from the Sunrise Club.  AND as usual Peter led us in the Port Moody rendition of 'Why were they born so beautiful'.
And we all celebrated Dan & Marion's 51st Wedding Anniversary.
 
 
President Coreen presented the Rotary badges to Alistair and Susan and Stephanie's is waiting for her....
thanks to Danne for always ordering the badges for us.
 
 
Others who attended:  Frank and Bill
It was so good to see Brian out to our meeting.....
 
My zoom shot was not good but nice to see Steph, Gary, Ian, Mike C, Al S, & Cleone on the call.
 
Our Guest Speaker was Malcolm Kennedy from the Coquitlam Sunrise Club.
 
We are pretty proud of the donations that our Rotary Club of Port Moody has made to Rotary International Foundation.
Thank you to those who showed up to Clean Heritage Mtn. Blvd. on Saturday.  A small but 'mighty' group.
 
Bill, Mike C, & Dave and 2 young people from the community & their Mom, who will get community service hours for school.
Mom is Kate, with son  Mark and Andrey is with Bill
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are meeting 'in person', tomorrow,  Wednesday, August 11, 2021 at the 'Well', 7:00 AM.  [we will have zoom as well if you can't make it] BUT our speaker will be Malcom Kennedy from the Coquitlam Sunrise Club - in person......
Breakfast will be $10.00
 
We had our first 'in person' meeting last week at Rocky Point Park.  The weather was beautiful, the Rotary tent was up, and we had fun.  Puppies, ice cream and presentations.
Not a cloud in the sky......
 
 
 
Rotary tent up
 
 
Puppies get ice cream too...
 
Such a nice suprise to have Patty join us......with her pup
 
 
President Coreen gave out pins to the Directors of the Club that had not yet received them.
Paul - President Elect
 
Susan - Club Service
 
 
Linda - Club Service [helper]
 
 
Ian - Vice President Foundation 
 
President Coreen gave Patty a certificate for all the work she has done with the Youth.  Interact, Rotaract, RYLA, RYA.....and Patty has passed to torch to Steve who is doing an excellent job with Youth & New Generations
After the meeting some went to the Well and 'well' the food looked amazing.
 
 
International:  Interactors making a big difference.
 
Some Pics received from Sharon at Kenya Connect.  www.kenyaconnect.org  Thanks to Steve and Interactors water tanks are now under construction at Muthetheni and Mang'olota (two schools in Machakos County, east of Nairobi, Kenya).    At Muthetheni, some of the parents also contributed gravel to use in the cement.  Everyone in the community is grateful that Rotary and the Interact Clubs are helping to bring clean water to the schools. 
 
 

 

Rotary 2022 International Convention to be held in Houston

The event will bring more than 20,000 participants from around the world and deliver $30 million in local economic impact

HOUSTON – During a joint news conference held at George R. Brown Convention Center, Rotary and Houston First Corporation representatives announced that more than 20,000 service-minded people from around the world will gather in Houston for Rotary’s 113th annual international convention on June 4-8, 2022.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reminder:  Wednesday August 4th, we will have our Rotary meeting at Rocky Point Park at 5:00 PM.....  Please bring a chair/blanket and a snack and beverage if you like.  Will be great to see all that can make it
'IN PERSON'....
 
 
President Coreen's thought for the day:
 
Thank you to Gary for once again leading us in O'Canada.  Please remember to 'stand' when he is singing the anthem.
 
A reminder to get your Police Check done:  
 
 
Happy 49th Birthday Frank
 
 
Ken Kuhn was our Guest speaker and spoke about the effects of Covid on our Seniors.  Sounds like we have a few people who are wiling to go out and visit with a senior so maybe we can get something going.
 
Aziz took this photo......I don't think anyone is smiling [except the photos of members]......BUT NEXT WEEK you will be because we will meet in person at Rocky Point Park at 5:00PM for our regular Wednesday meeting.
 
 
Dan Gallant says HI to everyone.  They are enjoying their summer
 
Past member and soon to be member again, Steve Gable says HI.  He is moving back to the 'hood'
 
President Coreen's thought for the week....
 
 
Thank you to Gary for singing our O'Canada.  I only saw a couple of us 'standing' for the National Anthem .....we can do better than that next week. Thanks Mike P for leading the way.
 
Happy Birthday to: Yvonne and Katy ....
 
Brian talked about Westhill and the project is almost completed.  A huge thank you to Brian for leading this project and doing a very large amount of the work.  Meghan and Cleone are getting the 'signage' underway, and will be done in September.  We did have some bad news about this project, after all the work that was done when Brian arrived the fence had been broken done.  You just have to ask WHY????
 
This was Brian's comments:  Just heartbreaking after the community came together to bring the park back to life.
It is fixable and I will do that later this week.  None of the cedar is broken but will need to be reassembled. I have a post hole digger to re-seat the posts and will bring a cordless drill to re-pin the rails to the posts.   All good, it should be fixed by the weekend.   You have the best attitude Brian....
 
 
Darrell was our Guest Speaker and talked about one of my favourite Rotary programs. -
YOUTH EXCHANGE
 
Here are a few of his slides to explain the program.....If you are interested in becoming involved in Youth Exchange, please contact Darrell and Steve.  [either on the committee and or becoming a Host Family]. You will love it, I promise you that...
LET'S GET INVOLVED.....  Photos of some of the students are in our Photo Album.....
2021 Youth Exchange 
 
Belize connection:  Cisco was giving out bikes yesterday to needy kids. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gary opened the meeting with the singing of O'Canada......so well done !!!!
 
President Coreen's thought for the week
 
Jeannie's photo - Mundy Park
 
 
This week was Kirsta Burnham's birthday
 
Dr. Wally Temple - Calgary Guatemala Project

Professor

Oncology

MD, FRCSC, FACS

Dr. Temple spoke to us about Cervix Cancer and how it can be prevented
 
Some Stats
 
 
Here are some of the women who line up to get tested.
 
Colourful country
 
 
 
Thank you to Frank and Alistair for helping with the breakdown of the many optional fundraisers that were brought to the Club.
 
They did a lot of work and now we will break it down from 11 to what will be manageable for our club along with SFPP and RIBFEST.
 
Bats:

John Saremba, at the Rotary Trail at Westhill Park

He took us on a walk to show us the bat boxes, trees that the bat might inhabit, talk about the ecology of the bat and then 20 minutes after sunset use his equipment to help us hear and discover which bats are flying about. Katie York, a terrestial ecologist will be joining us as well. 

John, is an environmental scientist whose passion is to share his love and understanding of nature with others. He created the BMN 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 indurstrial projects and now does environmental consulting.

It was a special night!

 

 

 

 

 
The Old and the New Board got together on Thursday night and apparently had such a good time, no photos were taken......
Thank you to Meghan again for a great year and congratulations to Coreen for the coming year.  Thank you to Gayle for all the years she has been on the board and will continue to help wherever needed.  Also thank you to Mike & Claire for the contributions to the Board and they will also continue to help with Membership and PR.  We missed them as well as Paul & Glen.
It was wonderful to see everyone in person again.  
Gayle & Bob, Susan & Jim, Ian, Cleone, Michael & Coreen, Alan, Brian, Steve, Meghan, & George & Linda.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Coreen's first Rotary meeting as President.
 
  •     Gary WigginsO'Canada and OH MY GOSH it is so good to hear his voice again!!!  Thank you Gary....
  •     
  •     BirthdaysCindy Cuthbert 
  •     
  •     Anniversaries Brian W & Kelly 18 years 
  •     
  •     Patty Klassen.  We all send our very best wishes and we miss you Patty.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Bat Day – Cleone – July 14th 8:30 to 10 pm
  • Board get together - July 15th 5:30 pm
  • Book Club – Susan/Bill – Where the Crawdads Sing – every 2nd Thurs Aug 12 5:30pm
  • Madelyn Lawson – 10 year old – Rotary Paul Harris Award Winner - Vida
  • Ian MacPhail – District 5050 Vocational Training Team Chair
  • Fundraising ideas – Top 3? And – Trish
President's Coreen's thought for the week:
 
 
Eagle Ridge Hospital Foundation  held their Ryan and Lucas Golf Tournament at Swaneset and it was a huge success.  Fun to volunteer there and run into folks we haven't seen for a long time.  Past member Peter Tudhope was golfing [at 92] with the Westwood Honda Group. [and some other visitors]
 
Beautiful visitors
 
 
 
 
Thanks to the crew who cleaned up Heritage Mtn. Blvd. on Saturday.  Missing from the photo are Trish and Glen.
 
 
Beautiful day on Sunday and so good to see everyone 'in person'.  A wonderful picnic at Old Orchard park.
Thank you to Cleone for organizing......
Photos are in our photo album.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Happy July 4th to all our American Rotarian friends and to our family and friends in the U.S.A.   We are proud to be a Rotary District of 1/2 Canadians and 1/2 Americans and grateful for our USA neighbours .
 
 
Grad 2021 - Port Moody Secondary School
 
Thank you SO much for the use of your tents on Friday. It was such a hot day, and we could not have done the event without the use of them. The grads loved the drive through ceremony and the staff were so appreciative that we had shade that day. I have attached a few photos from our day, but wanted to sincerely thank you for your generosity and kind spirit.
 
Have a great summer and hope you are staying cool!
 
Sincerely,
 
Mr. Jesse Meredith
Student Services, CLC 12, and Drama Teacher
Port Moody Secondary School
 
Thanks to Peter for arranging the pick up of tents and to Alan K for getting them after Grad.
 
 
 
 
Everyone has to do laundry so this is an easy fundraiser for the club.  Works well, eco-friendly and cost effective even takes up a lot less space than laundry powder.
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This fundraiser gives us 20% of sales to the club.  They have quite a range of environmental friendly products you may want to also check out!
 
The link to order product is 
 
President Meghan's last meeting in her Rotary year - thought for this week
 
 
Steve's photo:   Sunset over Swan Lake in Vernon. 
 
 
 
BEST News of all:  We have a new website.....
Thank you to Alistair for making it possible and to Micheal for having it go LIVE......If you would like anything added please contact Alistair......Fantastic job, we are very proud of it.
 
 
 
July 11 - BBQ at Old Orchard Hall.....
4:30 pm
Bring:  chairs, beverage of choice, what you would like to BBQ and something to share.
 
July 14 - Bat program at Westhill - time to be announced
 
July 15 - New and Old Board get together  5:30 - Balzer's 
 

 
President Elect Coreen went over the many fundraising ideas that were sent to her for this coming year and beyond.  There are so many great ideas and hopefully everyone got a chance to fill in the form she sent out.  Once again, the Rotary Club of Port Moody never fails to come up with great ideas and people to volunteer for them.  Great job.
 
 
Meghan for leading our Rotary Club in a successful year. 
 
 
 
 
Happy Canada Day to each and everyone of you .....
 
Installation night
 
 
Thank you all for coming to our Virtual Installation night.  Oh what a night !!!!
 
Glen you were an 'outstanding' MC and that video will go down in our Rotary Club of Port Moody's history.  Thank you
 
Micheal, thank you for your Invocation and for your 'speech' to your lovely wife and our new President.  You always have a great sense of humour and last night was wonderful. 
 
DG Bev and AG Al worked wonderfully together to 'install' our new Board and did it with class.  Thank you
 
Meghan you did a fabulous job giving a heartfelt thank you to everyone for your year.  Your choice for the Paul Harris was 'perfect'.  Dan Gallant never says no to anything anyone asks him to do, plus all the Rotary World Help that he does.  Such a deserving person.  Well done !!
 
AND Coreen, what can we say about Coreen, you had us all crying with your 'acceptance' of taking on the role of Presidency.  We all look forward to our upcoming year with you at the helm.
 
Thanks to all Rotary Club of Port Moody members and we look forward to working with the new Board of Directors.  AND next year our Installation night will be 'in person'
 
Meghan's thought for the week
Jeannie's photo this week
 
Lori Travis President Elect for the Coquitlam Sunrise Club was our Guest speaker and she had a very emotional talk on the Impact Residential Schools
 
 
Everyone thanked Lori for her bravery as we could all tell how difficult it was for her to speak about her family and the impact this has had on her life.
 
The Westhill project just keeps getting better.
Putting up nesting boxes....
 
 
This is the surprise that Meghan came home to after her trip up country......Thank you to Cleone, Coreen and Michael
 
Steve:  Thank you for all you do for the youth as the New Generations Director .
 
Dear Steve,
 
I would like to sincerely thank you for sponsoring me to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2021. 
During the weekend, I was able to listen to stories from many individuals and learn about their life experiences, many of which are very inspirational. I was able to engage in group activities and participate in the indoor project where we came up with a way to safely dispose of surgical masks in community grocery stores and hotspots (possibly even at home!), which is especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What I will take away from this weekend is the positive energy and commitment to being a better leader in my community!
 
Thank you once again for this amazing experience. 
 
Sincerely, 
Ishan
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Innervisions BBQ - photo from Innervisions.....
 
 
 
President Elect Coreen and Michael, AG Al and Cleone went to support the Haney Club for their Installation night.
 
 
The three amigos golfing
 
 
Thank you to AG Al for organizing the Bike/Walk/Beer get together......It was so great to see everyone.  Next time we can all sit together.  Sorry Alan & Lisa, we didn't get your photo.
 
 
President Meghan's thought for the week
Another amazing photo by Jeannie of Inlet trail
 
 
 
Our Speaker last week was Robert Murray
Very informative and he had lots of questions from us.  
 
 
 
The Book Club met and discussed the book 'The Golden Son'.  Thanks to Cleone for picking this book
 
On Thursday, June 24th, is our Rotary Club of Port Moody Installation night.  The zoom meeting was sent out on Sunday, so please 'zoom' in at 5:30 PM.  Have your beverage of choice ready to 'toast' Meghan for a great year and to welcome Coreen as our new President.
 
Next Shred-a-Thon is on October 2nd, 2021 and we have a brand new poster......Thank you Alistair.
 
Interact's Fundraiser and what a success!! :
What’s missing is the 9 bags Jeff McLellan collected from the upper Coquitlam area.   This amount was all collected in one hour and took the students 2 hours to sort and deliver to Return It.  We are all excited to see how much was raised. 
They are planning on continuing this every 3-4 weeks
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
President Meghan's Thought for the Day
 
 
Jeannie's photo
 
 
Anthony had great news for us.....our Gaming Grant came through.  Thanks for all the hard work.
 
 
 
 
Thank you to Alistair, and his committee, Stephanie, Michael, Mike, Ian and Linda for all the work.  It is truly amazing.
It will be launched soon......Thank you Alistair......
 
Innervisions BBQ......thank you Ian for the write-up
 
On Thursday July 10th RCPM once again gathered up its utensils, aprons
and BBQs and with a COVID friendly group of volunteers set about
cooking lunch for the InnerVisions crew. In between cloud bursts the
sky cleared long enough to have a rain free event and as you would
expect a good time was had by all.
The InnerVisons BBQ is one of those things, that, like pie days and
Christmas decorations at the manor, is a staple "feel good" service
for our club. It's an inspiration to see a group of young men from all
over BC (PG, Cranbrook, Ft St John, Van Island as well as lower
mainland) that have taken the courageous step of admitting temporary defeat; of
admitting an addiction problem and setting about making it right. It takes
a lot of courage and perseverance to stick with it.. something to
be admired.....they in turn sincerely appreciated the efforts of our
club..a good win win. Hats off to this team of volunteers to make it happen:
Linda, Frank, Danne, Navid, Bill, Ian, Terry & Dan and the club
support behind it.
 
 
A great team came to clean up Heritage Mtn. Blvd.  Thanks to everyone who came to help out.  Many hands makes light work.  
We got everyone in the photos except Susan.  Thanks to Alan, Bill, Dave, Terry, Cleone, Coreen, Susan, Aziz and Linda.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Information Session
June 16th at 7:00 pm
 
Pop in for an open house style Q and A about Rotary Youth Exchange!  We will be online to answer your questions from 7pm-8pm on Wednesday, June 16th.  Join us any time.
We put together this packet to share a little more about the Rotary Youth Exchange program and how easy it is for your Club to get involved. 
What’s inside the attachment?
  1. Meet five of our local students who went on Youth exchange!
  2. How much will Youth Exchange cost our club/students?
  3. What does our club need to get started? 
One of the benefits of being in Rotary is our international reach. Whether we are bringing water to communities in Central America or Africa, providing technology and innovation to provide equality, or vaccinating against Polio, our reach spans mountains, oceans, and borders. 
That is why our Rotary District 5050’s Youth Exchange program is so important. By bringing today’s youth into our international Rotary family, we are teaching the next generation the importance of thinking beyond your own backyard when it comes to sharing resources and planning for the future. The program also promotes peace - one of the cornerstones of Rotary. 
You might be amazed at how much your Club can benefit from Youth Exchange. In fact, there are likely potential members in your area for whom an Exchange changed their lives decades ago and who are ready to become champions for the program - and new Rotary members. 
We put together this packet to share a little more about the Rotary Youth Exchange program and how easy it is for your Club to get involved. 
Note:  As with any email list, the one we used may not have the correct recipient for your club.  I would most appreciate it if you could forward this information to those people in your club.  All members are invited to join our Q and A and our program!   Thank you for your help. 
 
Felicity Dye
Chair-District 5050  
360.815.3199
Group Email:  rotary5050ye@gmail.com
 
 
SHRED-A-THON......and why we do it 
 
It was such an exciting day and it seemed to just fly by.....so much work by so many people.....Our Rotary Club is amazing.  It was great to see everyone in person to laugh and talk to each other.  Thanks again to everyone who helped in one way or another.
We could not do this without our partnership with The City of Port Moody, Tri-City News and BEST SHREDDING who once again went above and beyond the call of duty.  Coquitlam Signs, Canadian Tire and Port Moody Foundation also helped make this a huge success.
 
BUT most of all.....this is why we do this.....
 
 
Just a couple of photos......look at our photo album [2021 SHRED-A-THON] and when I figure out how to turn those photos around we will be laughing.....
 
Stephanie :Our bin 'diver'.....AND she will never go to Dental school
 
Everyone took turns breaking down the cardboard... Here is Danne & John
 
 
Guess who is collecting bottles?  Thanks Bill
 
The only time that they rested - Christine & Mike, Dan, Alan & Ian
 
 
Peter & Michael collected all the donations......well done
 
 
Gayle dumpster diving too.
 
 
Trish our happy money counter......
 
 
There are loads more photos.  Thank you everyone for working so hard. Sore muscles, sore backs, nails broken, voices strained, a little blood, but Happy Happy Hearts. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary International sent out this message.
 
 
We would like to extend our deep condolences and sympathies to the Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation on the discovery of 215 children on the site of a former residential school in Kamloops British Columbia.

The discovery of these children is a powerful yet painful reminder of our history. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission research indicates that at least 3,213 children are reported to have died over 140 years of operation at over 150 Residential School locations.

No words can describe the scale of pain and trauma that First Nations peoples have, and are experiencing at this moment.
 
June is National Indigenous History Month, we ask that you support this national time of mourning to honour these children. HIP (Honouring Indigenous People) is asking everyone to wear orange. Let’s walk together and show our support.
 
May we all keep this part of our history as a reminder and a beacon in front of us as we work with our Rotary ideals to bring peace and equality to all.
 
 

Valarie Wafer                                           Dean Rohrs
Rotary International Director                   Rotary Foundation Trustee

 
 
 
Rotary Zones 28/32
valarie.wafer@gmail.com
Facebook
YouTube
 
 
President Meghan was unable to attend our meeting and so we had PP Ian take the meeting.  Great job Ian.
 
Jeannie's photo:
 
 
 
 
 
Soon will be the unveiling of our new website.  So much gratitude to Alistair, Stephanie & Michael and Ian  for all their input......SO EXCITING
 
 
Our Police Chief David Fleugel was our guest speaker and he gave us so much great information about the Port Moody Police Department.

David Fleugel

Chief Constable

Chief Fleugel has been in the field of policing for over 28years. Chief Fleugel has 25 years of experience with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Chief Fleugel spent all of his career in the RCMP in metro Vancouver arear performing municipal policing at all levels. The last position he held in the RCMP was at the rank of Superintendent as the Officer In Charge of the Ridge Meadows Detachment. In the spring 2017, Chief Fleugel proudly joined the Port Moody Police Department. Chief Fleugel has a bachelor's degree from Carleton University, as well as certificates in criminal justice from the University of Virginia and incident command system from the Justice Institute of British Columbia. He is also a proud graduate of the Canadian Police College Executive Development Program and also the FBI National Academy.

 
 
Chief told us about their Public Safety during Covid times
Strategic plan for a Safe and Engaged Community
IT changes for the Police - Digital evidence management program, body camera's, street check and evolution of policing in regard to mental health.
 
We had 34 members in attendance and questions were flying for our Chief who answered them all.  
We are so fortunate to have our own Police force in Port Moody.  'No call is too small' is their motto.
 
 
Time to get together.......Thank you AG Al for leading this.
 

Mix an outdoor activity  with having a drink together in a safe manner.

June 19th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. 

Looking to support all levels of engagement.

1) "Feel the burn" - a 26 KM bike ride around the POCO trail
2) "Smell the flowers" - a medium duration walk on a part of the POCO Trail
3) "Smell the Beer" - just drive over to our meet up spot and have a beer

If you are interested and able to attend on the 19th please sign up.

We will flesh out the details on start time/starting points and where we well meet for a beer over the next week or so.

Open to members and their families.
We will setup it up so we are outside for our beer portion of the day.
We will respect safe distance and personal boundaries as we slowly move forward with the opening guidelines.

CLEAN UP  Heritage Mtn. BLVD. THIS WEEKEND

Yes it is that time again.......This Saturday June 12th.....9:00 AM meet at Gallaghers to Clean up Heritage Mtn Blvd.  Thank you Alan for heading this up.

 

 
 
President Meghan's thought for today
Jeannie's photo
 
PDG Denis Boyd and DG Carol Tichelman presented the Ron Goldfinch MVR award to our very own AG Al
 
Very well deserved......
 
Our Guest Speaker - Eugene Au
 
 
 
SLAVERY STILL EXISTS
 
Their vision:  To rescue millions, protect half a billion and make justice for people wo are poor unstoppable.
 
Where they work: 
 
For further information :
 
And Rotary information:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Another way for us to earn money is if you purchase Tru Earth 'on line' our Rotary Club will get 20% of money purchased.  Our Rotary Club is signed up.....you just need to login and purchase product.
 
 
President Meghan's thought for the week
 
Jeannie's photo. - Jellyfish
 
 
President Meghan gave out Rotary of the Month pins to:
 
Gayle:  For all the work she does in the club and for the Community Grants
Brian:  for Leading the Westhill project
Alistair :  Stepping up as a new member offering to do our website and help with Westhill
Peter:  Leading the Westhill 'roof' project
Stephanie:  Again stepping up as a new member, helping with website, clean up and Westhill
Susan:  Starting the book club
Linda ......just cause [thank you]
 
District Awards
 
 
 
 
Dates:
 
June 5th - SHRED-A-THON - Port Moody City Hall at  9:00 - 3:00 pm
Volunteers start at 8:15 am
June 10th - Thursday  - BBQ for Innervisons at Prairie Ave.
June 24th - Virtual Installation night. 
 
Westhill Loop Trail -
 
Peter is going to put the cap on the roof and came for instructions on the safety belt.....
 
 
AND Peter was 'on the roof' [ with Danne's help] and it is now completed
The entrance-way is now totally finished. I installed the Satin-Coat Cap Flashing, with Danne’s help.,
this morning. (Satin coated S/M will protect the cedar shingles from a moss build-up). AND as always there is a story to be told:  lol. 
 
 
More about WESTHILL LOOP TRAIL
Claire interviewed Brian at Westhill and posted on Facebook.  Great job both of you.  Claire has a real talent for this.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our New Number is:  
123 1234567
 
Should be easier to remember. Write it down and keep in your wallet.  Please pass it along to friends. Please do not use the old number any more.  Thanks Mike and Al for changing this.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
President Elect Coreen ran the meeting 
 
Michael - Sweet Magnolia
 
 
RYLA is coming soon and if you know of anyone who is is 18 - 30 years old and would be interested in Leadership Training please have them contact Steve or Coreen.....
AG Al gave us an overview of our District & Area D
 
Our District 5050 has 53 Clubs
2200 members with 14 Assistant Governor's
 
Al is responsible for:
Rotary Club of Coquitlam 
Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise 
Rotary Club of POCO Centennial
Rotary Club of Haney
Rotary Club of Meadowridge
Rotary Club of Golden Ears
 
This will be the end of Al's term as DG and he asked if anyone that might be interested in taking on this role, to contact him for more information.  Gary, Aziz and Darrel would all agree that you learn a lot, meet so many people and have FUN doing this District job. 
 
Westhill Trail has started and Danne, Peter, Brian and George have been the guys who have put on the 'new roof'.
 
 
A huge thank you to College Park community, the Scouts and Innervisions for coming out to 'move that gravel'.  Phase two coming soon. !!!!
 
Instead of 'this'
 
 
We had 'this'
 
 
 
Babies and more babies
 
Cleone became a Grandma once again to a beautiful baby girl.  She can't wait to go visit and hold her.
AND
Meghan became a Grandma for the first time......Congratulations to this new chapter of your life.  A beautiful baby boy....
 
 
 
Thanks to Gayle and the Board we have approved several grants.  One of them was for the Grade 5 students at Heritage Mtn. Blvd.  We were asked to 'add' something to the basket that each student was receiving. We chose to add the 4 way Test Coin [ Words to Live by ] and a poster about Interact as they are all the age that might be interested.
Thanks again to Gayle for helping to put the gifts together.
 
 
 
 
 
Please spread the word for our SHRED-A-THON on June 5th, 2021 at Port Moody City Hall.  Our partners each year are
BEST SHREDDING,  City of Port Moody and Tri-City News.
 
Shredding is by donation to the Rotary Club of Port Moody.
 Please wear your mask and please do not get out of your car.
 
 
 
 
President Meghan's thought for the week
 
Jeannie's photo this week
 
 
One of the favourite meetings we have, is when one of our Club members does their 'classification' talk and this last meeting was one of the BEST.  Our newest member Stephanie did her 'what makes Stephanie tick' talk and although most of us have not met her in person 'YET', we all got to know her through her talk and can't wait to meet in person.  
Stephanie's slide show was so well done and I think one of the first ones that used 'Rotary' as an example of how her life and career are similar.
We also now know why Stephanie's hand is 'alway up' for new adventures.  We are so grateful you are in our Rotary Club of Port Moody Stephanie.
Thank you......
 
 
 
Stephanie's career
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interactors are recruiting new members and doing a great job.  Thank you Steve for all the work you do with these young people.  Steve needs help.  Please contact him. http://steve.witiuk@gmail.com if you are interested in working with young
people.
 
 
The 'Spirited Book Club' has begun and our first 'zoom' was on Thursday.  Great turnout and quite amazing to hear all the different responses to the 'same' book.  Love it!  Thank you to Susan for starting this. Cheers !!!!
 
 
Clean up of Heritage Mtn. Blvd.  Well done group !!!
 
 
 
Westhill Trail has begun........
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Cinco de Mayo. 
  
President Meghan's thought for the week.
 
More Computer info from Micheal......
 
 
 
 
 
Clean up of Heritage Mtn. Blvd. Saturday May 8th, 2021.....Meet at Gallagher's at 9:00 AM
Thank you to Alan for once again organizing this.
The more the merrier and the faster it gets done.....
 
The 'Spirited Book Club' book review on Thursday, May 6th  at 5:30PM. Thanks to Susan for heading this up.
 
 
 
President Meghan's thought for the week.
 
 
Jeannie's photo of Kits Beach
 
 
Cleone - Rotary Gives a Ham......for Share
Great job -TEAM......the rest of the slides will be in Photo Albums
 
 
Brian:  Westhill park project 
 
 
 
Day for Girls packing for Beirut.....
 
 
WEBSITE Changes will set us apart......Great presentation by Michael and Alistair
 
 
 
 
 
 
The 'Spirited Book Club' is underway reading 'My Name is Leon'.
Thank you Susan for getting us started......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Please attend our meeting on Wednesday as it will be very informative and they would like your feedback.
 
Apr 21, 2021 7:00 AM
Alistair Henry and Michael Berrisford
Our club and Technology - The how, why, where and what - In English we can all understand

Join Alistair and Michael for a inertactive discussion on how they are proposing to move the club forward with the use of Technology with regards to Websites, Communication and shared data 

 
President Elect Coreen held the meeting this week and she was the Speaker for Community Service and what we will be doing this next year.  Well Done!!!
 
Thought for the week:
 
 
Jeannie's photo of the week.  Always beautiful - Spring time in Port Moody.
 
 
 
Condolences to Michael and family for the loss of his Dad.  
 
 
Coreen was the speaker this week and talked about the upcoming year and Community Service
 
Our Vision Statement:
 
 Upcoming Club Interests and more:
 
 
 
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.
 
Glen
 
Steve sent photo
 
 
Happy 97th Birthday to Steve's Dad:
 
 
 
 
We have supported Innervisions Recovery House for 20+ years and they are celebrating their
30 year Anniversary.  We are so proud of all that they have done to help people in recovery.  Congratulations Billy & Kim and Max.....
 
April 15th
 
Today marks the 30-Year Anniversary of InnerVisions Recovery Society. We are so grateful for everything we have been able to accomplish over the past 30 years. What started as just the dream of two recovering addicts has become a reality, and has helped countless people to start their lives over. We hope you enjoy taking this trip down memory lane with us, and celebrating our 30-Year Anniversary. 
 
Here is the YouTube VIDEO.....
 
 
Please copy and paste this link and the end of the video will just warm your heart.  For those of us that know Billy, this will make you smile, for those that don't, you will now know why we support Innervisions.......
 
 
Stephanie:  This is my dog, Rudy, making a very careful selection of a stick at the Noons Creek Hatchery near the inlet. 
 
 
 
I took this from 'I love Port Moody' FB site.....Thank you Jeff
 
PORT MOODY PATIOS!
 
In an effort to help local restaurants, pubs, cafes and coffee shops this post is a list of all the Port Moody places with patios! This is because we know that there are a bunch of newer residents who are members of this group and share info.
Please comment adding missing patios or any specific information you might have on hours, capacity and if they are pet friendly if you wish.
MOODY CENTRE AND CLARKE STREET
 
 
Saint St Grill
 
MURRAY STREET & ROCKY POINT PARK
 
Pajo’s
The Boathouse
The Canteen (opening soon)
 
SUTERBROOK
Romer’s
JJBean Coffee
Starbucks
NEWPORT VILLAGE
 
Vera’s
Brown’s Social House
 
COQUITLAM FAVOURITES
 
Beanery Coffeehouse & Eatery
(101-2591 Panorama Drive)
 
Me-N-Ed's Pizza
on Austin
 
Fairways Grill & Patio at the Westwood Plateau 12 Hole Executive
 
 
 
 
 
 
Big thank you to all  in helping to remove, the requested Christmas Lights at The Manor
 
Thanks to Bill for dropping off and marking the plastic tubs he kindly donated.
 
Thanks to Stephanie for stepping up and marking the location of the various light strings.
 
We all got stuck in, working as a team, which meant we were finished in just one hour!!!
 
Great Team work…….. Thank you!
 
Peter
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.  https://www.district5050.org/stories/online-training-opportunities
 
 

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: https://site.clubrunner.ca/page/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.....
     
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