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Rotary Club of Port Moody

Port Moody

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We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
St. James's Well Pub
Newport Village
248 Newport Drive
Port Moody, BC  V3H 5H1
Canada
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Wanted Toys for First Nation’s Toy Library!
 
The Rotary Club of Port Moody and the Right2Read Society are gathering toys to create a toy library in one of the First Nation’s Right2Read libraries. This is your chance to clear out the closets and help!
 
Gently used toys should be:
  • For 0-5 years old
  • Educational
  • Durable
  • In Good Condition
  • Quality is better than Quantity
  • Please no stuffed animals
Call Cleone Todgham (Clayon Todjam) at 778-223-2357 to discuss drop off or pick up by Jan 27 (Jan 23 is even better!) 
 
A toy library lends out toys the same way a library lends out books. 
The benefits of the toy library are great! They include:
  1. Educational
    1. Toys are selected with the help of professionals to help build the skills that they need for school, including reading, mathematics, scientific thinking and skills that support first nation’s values.
  2. Financial
    1. Parents spend less on toys, storage and shopping.
    2. Children have the ability to play with a bigger variety of educational toys.
  3. Social :
    1. It is a great equalizer because children from all economic levels are able to play with a variety of educational toys.
    2. Children have an opportunity to interact and learn sharing, taking turns, and choosing what they want as well as giving it back.
    3. Parents have a chance to interact with other parents.
    4. Gives opportunity to help others and teaches children sharing.
  4. Environmental
    1. Saves the environment by reducing and reusing.
  5. FUN !!
 
Thanks for the help!
 
 

President Ian’s Quote of the week 

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice, and to make an end is to make a beginning.”   T. S. Eliot

 
 
Darrell Burnham becomes our Guest Speaker and does a fantastic job.  Thanks for filling in Darrell.  AND if you get a chance to go on Face Book and 'join' the Port Moody Community Corner by our Claire, you will see a great interview that she has done with Darrell.
 
Guest's this week:
 
Danne's beautiful wife, Kerry
 
Claire's new member of her family Calloway 
 
Nancy Haynes (Girl Guides)from the Girl Guides came to receive the Community Grant we gave them.

We gave out a cheque for $1,500.00 today to the Girl Guides who helped us with jobs at the 2018 RIBFEST. It was accepted by Nancy Haynes who explained it would be used to help fund the trip they are taking with some of their Guides to one of the 5 Girl Guides International centres, this 1 in India. Thank you GG’s

 

Coquitlam Sunrise Fundraiser Friday January 18th Coquitlam Express Hockey Game funds go to their Starfish backpack program.

January 23rd RLI event

February 1st will be busy—YAIL event and Coquitlam Clubs Caledonia Night. It is their largest fundraiser—200 plus guests will try 6 different Scotch brands and an assortment of Canape`s

Saturday January 12th our Heritage Mountain cleanup—What a great turn-out.  Thank you Darrell for organizing and for everyone who came out to help !!!

Our SFPP will be held again this year with Alan K chairing the event. Date will be Thursday May 9th at the Galleria.

Sounds like good news is on the way—Mike Clay is close to finalizing a title sponsor for our RIBFEST—well done Mike!!

Darrell was awarded a new Paul Harris award for his over $10,000  given to the Rotary Paul Harris fund over the years.

Dan Gallant brought back his “Rotary Minute” back identifying some of the most prominent people in history who have been Rotarians—Neil Armstrong, Frank Borman, Winston Churchill, Thomas Edison, John F. Kennedy, Lester Pearson, Prince Philip, Prince Rainier, Orville Wright, Charles Walgreen (he had the Rotary “4-Way Test” hung up on display in all his Drug Stores in the US. Thanks Dan!

 

Darrell gave us an overview of some of the situations he deals with in his position with Coast Mental Health. 1 in 5 people deal with mental health issues which can be hard to diagnose which explains why approximately 50% don’t know they have an issue. 40-60% of homeless have mental health issues. The new initiative to build modular homes is allowing for more purpose-built housing to be built much faster but it is not overcoming NIMBY’ism or NIABY (not in anyone’s back yard). There have been over 2,000 new units committed and on their way to being built.  Their largest fundraiser each year are the “Courage to Come Back” awards.

 
Last year a group of us attended this event and had a great time.
This Scotch Tasting event is a great fund raiser for Rotary.
 
This years event is on Feb 1st. I have attached a copy of the poster.
I will be attending again this  year, anyone else want to join me?
If you are out of town, please forward to anyone else who may be interested.
 
President Ian has tickets.
 
Sorry I didn't write this sooner but we received a nice Christmas note from past member Chris Vowell. It reads......
 
Please pass on my fondest regards to you all at PMRC for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
 
I enjoy reading your weekly updates and I miss you all
 
With lots of love
 
Chris
What a great way to start 2019
 
  • Mike brought a guest Mary Vellani, she is involved in the community and works for TD.  So great to have Mary come to our meeting.
  • Alan Schmelzel was presented Paul Harris Fellow +7
  • Ian Inducted our First new member of 2019- Renna Venkatesh
             Reena's classification is Interior Design and is very enthusiastic.
              Renna is also a member of the Chamber of Commerce and is looking forward to     
               being involved in our Club.
  • Cleone did a little talk on the new Toy Lending Library to be setup in the First Nations community. Please bring in any new or slightly used toys to help with the project.
PP Mike with the Presidential Citation....Great job Rotary Club of Port Moody
 
  • No Guest Speaker today, we just shared our Christmas/New Years fun for everyone.
 
Happy New Year to everyone.
AGM
The Rotary Club of Port Moody's AGM was on December 19th, 2018
The new slate of Directors for 2019-2020 are as follows:
 
President - Cleone Todgham
President Elect 2020-2021 - Meghan Lahti
Vice President - Mike Poznanski
Treasurer - Michael Berrisford
Secretary - David Woollven
Club Service - Linda Balzer/Peter Cuthbert
Community Service - Coreen Rodger Berrisford
International Service - Al Stjernegaard/Glen Brown
New Generations - Patty Klassen
Vocational Service - Meghan Lahti
RI Foundation - Ian MacPhail
Membership - Linda Balzer/Gayle Carter
Public Relations - Claire Lambert
Past President - Ian MacPhail
President Nominee - TBD [2021-2022]
 
Congratulations to all who agreed to serve.
 
 
WOW = $1,184.35 This is a Record!!           ( Last years rainy event =$589.00)
 The team work last night was phenomenal! 
We did not stop from the moment we opened.
 
BIG THANK YOU TO :-
Dan Gallant Danne Dunlop for making several trips to get more Hot Water
Claire Lambert for serving and being so gracious to the public.
Dave Stone in helping to set up and mixing
Mike Clay who made sure that the Hot Water was always available
Kerry Foley (Danne's better half) for keeping the cups coming and serving.
 
Steve & Lauralee Witiuk - Who all manned the Hot Chocolate Stand in the Galleria
Terry & Susan Miller
John Crowther
Bill Lawrie
 
Thanks to Ann Hulbert for taking pictures
 
Thanks have to go to Chris Leon from the City of Port Moody, who set up the entire event.
Thanks to Josh from"Browns Socialhouse" for the Hot Water
Thanks to Rylie from "The Well" who again supplied the Hot Chocolate Mix
Thanks to Miram from Thrifty's who supplied the cups & 2 Urns
and thanks to the people of Port Moody and Tri-Cities in general for their generosity
 
 Working together made it a Fun Night knowing that our efforts are going to help some families have a better Christmas
 
Thank you to everyone who came to Innervisions Chilli lunch.  The chefs were cooking, chopping and stirring.
 
Guess what Bill was doing?  Washing and re-cycling.....He is amazing.
 
The tables were set with Christmas table cloths, napkins and gifts.  The candy canes and poinsettia plant on the table. The pies were cut.....
 
 
We were ready for 25 men to arrive at noon to eat this amazing chilli [groceries donated by Thrifty's].  The house was filled with love and gratitude.
Thanks to Patty, Ann, Jeannie, Gayle, Ian, Al, Alan, Dan, Danne, John, Bill, Steve, & myself. We had lots of laughs and time to talk with the men who are in Innervisions, changing their lives, 'one day at a time'.  Merry Christmas everyone. !!!
 
 
 
Getting to the last drop......
 
Check out the 2018 Innervisions Chili lunch photo album at bottom of Golden Spike.
Trudy is keeping us up to date on Rosemary Hong.  Thanks Trudy.......come visit ;o)
 
Rosemary Hong, former Rotary Outbound Exchange student to Belgium has been living in Ottawa and working for the federal government.  She has been studying for several years for the exams to join the Ambassadorial service and just passed the final step!  Her first post will be Nairobi in early 2019.  She really wants to thank the Rotary Club of Port Moody for starting it all off with the exchange year! We always knew she was an amazing choice and it is wonderful to see the results of our exchange programme combined with her hard work and determination!   Good for you Rosemary!  We always knew you were headed for great things!
 
President Ian was away this week and President Elect Cleone did a fantastic job keeping everything on track.
 
Guests this week:
 
Soroptomist's Linda Kozina and Joan Zielke
 
Pacific Storm  Water Polo team – Laura Markez
 
 
Robert Simons - Port Moody Foundation-  The Centennial wall  will be unveiled at December 18th, 2018 at 5:00 pm before the Christmas Train and a book will be available on this country wide art project celebrating Canada 150 anniversary.  
 
 
Cindy Cuthbert the beautiful wife of Peter
 
 
George Garrett - Volunteer Cancer Drivers -  Our Guest Speaker 

 Executive Summary – November 2018

170 volunteer drivers, dispatchers and many others.   Their Mission is to provide safe, free transportation to cancer patients including those who live in Port Moody, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam and many other communities.  If interested in volunteering contact:    www.volunteercancerdrivers.ca

 

  • An all-volunteer Society providing free, reliable transportation for cancer patients to and from treatment throughout most of the Lower Mainland.

 

  • Started operations in Feb 2016 with 16 volunteer drivers and seed money from drivers.
  • The Need:
    • Many patients are elderly, frail and sick with scarce financial resources and limited support systems. Public transportation services are seldom a viable option. 
    • This service eases the physical, emotional and financial burden for cancer patients and their families and ensures patients with limited means can attend treatments.
    • Patients who miss radiation therapy sessions have an increased risk of the disease returning.
    • “Out of pocket” costs for cancer treatment, including transportation, are significant, despite having a universal health care system.

 

  • Defining facts as of October 2018:    
    • 170 drivers, 7 dispatchers and an 8-member working Board – all volunteers.
    • On track to complete over 8,000 round trips with patients, averaging 60 km. per trip with patients from 13 municipalities, ferries and airports.
    • Patients receive treatment  in more than 15 facilities throughout the Greater Vancouver area.
    • Forecast to drive about 485,000 km. requiring around 22,000 driver volunteer hours in 2018.
    • All operations home based, the Society has no owned or leased equipment or facilities.
    • Volunteer drivers use their own vehicles for patient transportation.
    • Annual growth in patient requests since inception has been 30-35% .
    • Patient requests are forecast to grow by 25% in 2019.

 

  • Key 2019 financial data:
    • All  funds are raised by Society volunteers soliciting municipalities, foundations, corporations, service clubs and the public.
    • Budget expenses are forecast to be $280,000.
    • Operating expenses (drivers vehicle stipend @ $0.44km.) account for 95% of budget; administrative costs about 5%.
    • ** Volunteer drivers will donate back about $58,000 to the Society from vehicle stipends. (about 22% of the operating budget)
    • Neither the Canadian Cancer Society nor the BC Cancer Agency support the Society.
    • BC government provided a one-time start-up $30,000 grant in 2016, the BC Gaming Commission awarded a $30,000 one-time grant in 2017.  

 

 

 
 
Jeff Morfitt - Langley Sunrise Club and Langley RIBFEST 
 
Darrell is babysitting -Pecan [PADS puppy] whom we all loved
 
Reena Venkatesh who has been proposed as a new member by Al  Stjernegaard
 
A photo of Gary, because I 'never' ask him if I can take his photo......lol
 

Kenya – Michael B.Racheal Project – 33 readers are ready for Kenya after workshop yesterday with Kay, Judy and Cleone.

Toy Lending LibraryCleone- Bring in your slightly used educational toys for a toy lending library that our club is working on for a First Nation's community near Merritt.  Bring them in January please.

December 18 -Christmas Train 5:00-8:30pm. Come and check it out....and the murals too.

There will be two hot chocolate stations this year as well as the cookie decorating and face painting that Jeannie and Vida will lead.

December 19 - Club's AGM 

December 19 - Gleneagle School Christmas Concert. 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Feb. 23 - Gleneagle School Jazz Gala 6:30 - 9:30 pm

 
 
 
 
Christmas at the Manor 2018
 

Joyful Manor Party

There was a lots of joy at Eagle Ridge Manor as the residents and their families enjoyed the music, cake, refreshments and best of all Santa/Hugh Mitchell’s wonderful smile as Jeannie photographed the seniors with him.

The pictures are the best ever this year! Terry came up with a brilliant solution to our poorer quality photos, timeline and productions frustrations, by suggesting that London Drugs print the photos. This gave Jeannie time to edit them. She wanted them to be special because she solemnly shared  “this might be the last time that the residents have their pictures taken”. 

Lisa and I had fun gathering up the supplies. Ask her about the cake walk! Gayle and her speedily cut and served cake and anything else that needed being done. Patty, Don and the Interactors were all busy being Santa’s Elves, making and serving punch, cake, oranges and candy canes. They were a delight!

The Christmas spirit was lovely as we enjoyed the residents, their families, the Interactors, the fantastic staff and volunteers at Eagleridge Manor and each other!

 
 
 
 

December 17 - Innervisions Chili lunch - Please sign up to help....if you have never been, please come it will make your Christmas very special.  Thank you to Thrifty's for their support to help make this happen

December 18 - Christmas Train 5:00-8:30pm. Sign up to help please or let Peter know

December 19 - Club's AGM 

December 19 - Gleneagle School Christmas Concert. 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Feb. 23 - Gleneagle School Jazz Gala 6:30 - 9:30 pm


 
A big shout out to KENNY from Share who has been instrumental in keeping us with books for our Little Free Library.  Gayle picks up books from him regularly !!!
Thank you Kenny & Gayle...
 
Our favourite time of year is when all the Tri-City Rotary Clubs get together for our Annual Christmas party.  This year it was hosted by the Coquitlam Sunrise Club at the Vancouver Golf Club, and President Greg Garrison did a great job running the meeting.
AG Preet gave a Paul Harris to Rotarian Brad Richardson, that she, and everyone who knows him felt was a deserving candidate.
The Rotary Club of Port Moody had a great turnout, with 31members & guests attending.  Great job Rotary !!!
All the Clubs gave a presentation of all the good work that each club is doing and President Greg reminded us to 'all' work together to make good things happen in our communities.
 
The Sunrise Club did a presentation on the Starfish Backpack Program they are involved with.  As Sharon Perry stated, no child should go to school hungry, or go home to 'no food'.
Thank you for sharing.  There is a photo of what they pack in the pack for the weekends for these children.
 
Here are just a few of our members
 
 
 
 
 
Bill, Cleone and Gayle attended SUCCESS " 2018  Champions of Success" and were thanked for our contribution to their Organization.
This program is their way of saying thanks for Volunteers and local Immigrant partnership programs.
Our Rotary Club of Port Moody gave S.U.C.C.E.S.S. a grant of $1500.
They sent a large amount of volunteers every year since we started RIBFEST.
This Organization is really doing wonderful work to teach English and find housing for newcomers to Canada

 
Robert Simons:
 
 
I suspect you thought that Port Moody’s Canada 150 Mosaic Mural had gone missing and would never been seen in public. Well the wait is over.
 
Finally the exterior wall of the Recreation Centre were the Mural will be installed is complete and we are now ready to make the reveal.
 
On December 18, yes the same afternoon of the CP Holiday Train event, the Mural will be unveiled 
 
Location: Recreation Centre: Cinder block wall on your left as walk towards the Main Entrance
Time: 5:00pm (before the CP Holiday Train arrives)
 
 

 
President Ian is away and in his place looking 'very' Presidential was Paul Mitchel-Banks
 
Lots of Guests today......
Steve Witiuk's sister Kathy Kovaltsenko
 
 
Reena Venkatesh - 2nd meeting.....So good to see her back again [with Darrell Burnham]
 
Judy  guest of Cleone - 3rd. meeting.....So good to see her back again
 
Igor Bjelac & Rihanna our Guest Speakers
Igor's presentation was on 'food waste' in Canada
Igor grew up in Serbia during the war and food was not available.  There were empty shelves and people would riot over bread
We live in a land of plenty and we 'waste' more than 70% of the food produced and it goes to land fill.
He gave us an example of 'Best Before' dates on Himalyayan Salt that is thousands of years old and we have a 'best before date on it.
Best Before vs EXPIRY date......
A small group have now started a Charity that is feeding 1500 people with 'best before' food that would be thrown away if they didn't get it from the Grocery stores.
Canada encourages 'redistribution'......France's law 'forbids' producers to throw away food.
Their website is:  www.ilcs.ca
How can you help?
They need drivers to help distribute the food, they need a warehouse to store the food, office space and a truck that they can use to drive the food to the needy [about 5 ton truck]
Thank you for opening our eyes to this 'waste' in our country that has so much.
 
 
Ali Okhowat & Sara Badiei & their beautiful baby girl.....It was not mentioned, but Ali was a Rotaractor.....and they are both very interested in Rotary.
 
And last but not least.....Anne [with an E].  We were so happy Anne is visiting from the UK with our Ann.  We look forward to seeing her next year.....
 
 
We sang our version of Happy Birthday to a very 'young' Gayle
 
December 5th - Combined Christmas Breakfast - Vancouver Golf Club. - $25.00 Meeting will start at 7:00AM
 
December 9th - Manor Christmas Party.  Bring your whole family 
 
December 17th - Innervisions Chili lunch - Please bring your socks & mugs to Gayle at the Rotary Christmas breakfast at the Vancouver Golf Club.
 
December 18th - Share Christmas Train
 
June 1-4 - Rotary International Conference in Hamburg
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operation RED NOSE
 If you would like to volunteer, please contact orn@telus.net to let them know what dates you are available.
 
This program would not be possible without that hard work volunteers put in to make our communities stronger and safer. With that, we’d like to encourage you to volunteer with us for another year of safe driving and supporting KidSport. 

https://operationrednosetricities.com/volunteers/


Operation Red Nose 2018 campaign dates: 

 December 21st, 22nd, and 31st
 
Just a 'little' Reno on our Little Free Lending Library.  Not sure when we will have a few days of 'dry' weather, but would like a 'team' to go to the Little Free Library and put some clear stain on the walls.  This Little Free Library was built for our Rotary Club by Walter Peachey.....and we believe the BEST built house in Port Moody.  Thank you to Gayle for keeping our Little Library full of books.  If anyone has any children's books, please drop them off to our Little Free Library at Old Orchard Park.
 
 
Guests:  
        Yolanda Broderick
        Kay Wu

        Judy (Cleone’s neighbour)

        Dave Robinson - Past District Governor

        Ian Roe

        
Reena Venkatesh


Upcoming News/Events:

 Show Your Like for Mike - Was a great event !  We are so lucky to have Mike as a Rotarian.

Darrell Burnham let us know that Domino has been dropped as an assistance dog, but she will be assigned for the purposes of a VIP dog and this will be her last meeting.

And 'Chef' is going to miss him very much.  Every week, Chef comes out of the kitchen to give some love to Domino.  It was heartwarming to see him say goodbye.

 RLI Training  was on Wednesday, 21st at Aria
 
December 5th, 2018 - Tri-Cities Rotary Joint Christmas Breakfast at Vancouver Golf Club.  Tickets are $25.00.  7:00AM. Please register as this is always a great chance to visit with all the Rotarians in the Tri-Cities.

Innervisions ......Gayle has asked for us to bring in socks and mugs for the ASAP. - event will take place Monday, December 17.

Mike P talked about Foundation and how important it is to donate to. Funds we apply for though district grants are actually collected three years prior in the form of donations to Paul Harris. The more money we put in to this, the more we are investing in our future projects.

Christmas decorating was very successful. Lots of people attended and the place was decorated by 11:30 am. It was a ‘special’ day.  Thanks to all who came out to help.


New Member Induction:  It's a good day at Rotary when we add a new member...!!!
Steve W. introduced Kay Wu and she was inducted as a new member - welcome!  Kay we look forward to working with you on all our projects.  
 


Birthdays - George and Cleone 

Speaker:


Ian Roe -  BC Centre of Disease Control - working on a project with local SD’s to inform about vaccinations. His projects entitled ‘I Boost Immunity’, and ‘Kids Boost Immunity’. These are online programs that inform people about immunization and the main theme is global giving. The more people learn, the more vaccines get donated internationally. The CDC work with private donators, as well as the province of BC. THe programs are administered through Public Health Canada and they are coordinated by the CDC. They work to immunize internationally through UNICEF.

There are two vaccination programs globally - domestic and global. Domestic is provincial/state run, while global is WHO, Rotary, etc. His program brings both of these programs together so that they can ‘cross multiply’.

IBoostImmunity - Adult focused
KidsBoostimmunity - Student focused (newer program that has just been launched)

The goal is to raise vaccine literacy worldwide. There is a lot of misinformation out there about vaccines. Anti-vaxxers should not control the conversation - the ‘silent’ majority need to speak up.

The online platforms are a vehicle to provide vaccinations globally. It informs domestic group about the importance of vaccinations and at the same time helps globally. “Educational Labour”.  One right answer equals one vaccine earned. Vaccines are donated by London Drugs and Shoppers Drug Mart.

The Rotary was treated today as a ‘focus group’. Is there any interest in having a local school involved through Rotary. With this platform, is there an opportunity to have local kids/schools be ‘sponsored’ by Rotary to encourage participation.

Sponshorship would be $250/school. 


 

Magic at the Manor….

Christmas Magic graced Eagleridge Manor on Saturday with smiles on the faces of the residents, staff, Interactors, Success team, Rotarians and their families.

The sun was shining as Peter – Al S, Al K, Danne, Brian,John, Bill, Michael, and Andy set up all the lights. It is now a sparkly sight at night.

The entrance has never looked so welcoming with Kathy S and Lisa filling it with garlands, lights, and oh check out Lisa’s soldier beau.

Jeannie and Marcie did a fantastic job on the foyer and it glistens in gold and red. 

Gayle worked with the Interactors on the garden court tree and thanks to Jeannie sorting out the decorations on Friday it looks spectacular as does the tree at Forest View that Coreen, Amanda (Bill grand daughter) and set up. Success decorated the tree in Hillside, the wreath’s in all the hallways, and the snow flakes on the pillars and windows.

Eryk Polak was in high demand because of his energy and height. He was in the hallways as well as putting up the garlands on the ceiling with Patty, Don, Judy (Cleone’s friend) and some volunteers from the Manor. Yvonne was just busy!

We finished in record time at 11:30am with a wonderful lunch of soup and sandwiches set up by Lori and the recreational therapist from the hospital.

We all think that this year was the best in terms of decorating, number of volunteers and lunch! 

Yay team!

More photos to follow in our Photo Album

 

 

 

 

Action packed meeting......Lots of guests.
 
Kay Wu.....Proposed member of Steve Witiuk
 
Judy - Guest of Cleone
 
Build-a-Biz Kids - Leah, Brayden & Ethan Coss - Came to receive a Community Grant from us.
 
S.U.C.C.E.S.S - Ali Parandeh, Jackie Hong & Ryan Drew - Also came to receive a Community Grant from us.
Ryan, from the S.U.C.C.E.S.S. organization, gave us an update on the organization this morning.  Their goal is to build bridges through service and advocacy as they help immigrants to Canada get settled.  The organization is over 45 years old that offers 144,000 services with 500+ staff in 30 locations throughout the lower mainland, China, Korea and Taiwan.  They help integrate people immigrating to Canada into the community with orientation, housing, health and employment.
 
It is good to see James Robertson back for a second meeting.
Our Guest Speaker - Fatma Taha - Alzehimer's disease/dementia

http://bigheartshomecare.ca/ 

Speaker’s Corner – November 14, 2018 

 

 Fatma Taha from Big Hearts Home Care, talked to us about Alzheimer’s Disease.  She is a Physician with a Master of Public Health degree as well as a Co-Founder and Executive Director of Big Hearts Home Care.

Alzheimer’s was discovered by Dr. Alzheimer in 1905 and is under the broad umbrella of Dimentia. It is the most common disease comprising 2/3s of the cases.  It is fatal and eventually affects all aspects of one’s life.  Alzheimer’s is a neurological brain disaster that affects each person differently and is progressive.  It affects the memory and is not a normal part of aging in that the forgetfulness is not just the forgetting the odd incident but the whole experience.  For instance, going out during the day and not remembering any of it.  Using notes does not help and dealing with money is very difficult. There are 35,000,000  people afflicted with Alzheimers and 546,000 in Canada with that number being 937,000 by 2013.

Risk factors are:

  • Age 65+
  • Hypertension
  • High Cholesterol
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Smoking
  • Excessive alcohol
  • Down Syndrome
  • Genetics

Symptoms include confusion, disturbance in short term memory and personality change.  Some of the warning signs are memory loss, hard to find simple things, difficulty with language (some revert to their mother tongue), poor judgment, can’t think abstractly, can’t identify objects, unable to learn, wandering and impaired motor functions.

BAD NEWS – it can’t be prevented and there is no cure. GOOD NEWS- can keep the brain sharp with mental exercise like crosswords, Sudoku and reading.  Eating healthy and physical exercise can help to prolong the diagnosis.

 
 
 
 
 
Please bring a MUG and some men's socks for our Innervisions Chilli lunch.
 
Sign up for Joint Rotary Christmas Breakfast - Vancouver Club - $25.00 - December 5th, 2018
Sign up for Eagle Ridge Manor Christmas Party - December 9th, 2018
Sign up for Innervisions Chili lunch - December 17th, 2018
Sign up for Share Christmas Train - December 18th - 4:30 - 8:30pm
 
All of these above events are on Club Runner for you to sign up for.
 
 

 

November 24, Saturday 
Noon until 4pm
Henderson Place Mall
17 KidPreneur’s are launching their businesses with new inventions, tasty treats and great gift ideas. 
We hope to see you there! 

December 19- Gleneagle School Christmas Concert. 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Feb. 23- Gleneagle School Jazz Gala 6:30 - 9:30 pm

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Khayanga and Cleone
Feb 06, 2019
Kenya Education Project
Henry Chow and Karen Tse
Feb 13, 2019
Pacific Coast Scouts
Dr. Ingrid Tyler Medical Health Officer
Feb 27, 2019
Fraser Health Opiod Community Action Plan
Ross Thomas
Mar 13, 2019
Viaduct Foundation - Learning Systems
 
 
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