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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
It's a brand new Rotary Year.....2022 - 2023
This is your new Board
 
President - Paul
President Elect - 
Vice President /RI Foundation - Ian 
Secretary - Neil 
Treasurer - Andy
Membership - Mike C
Club Service - Linda & Gayle
Community Service - Susan
International Service - Ian
New Generations - George
Environment - Cleone
Vocational Service  -
 
You can see we have some empty spaces, and if you would like to be on the Board - please let Paul know.
 
We look forward to a fantastic year ahead with Paul at the Helm
 
We said goodbye to Coreen as our President and we know that she will still be involved in Rotary in their new Community
We also thanked AG Al for all the good work he has done as our AG.  He has brought the clubs closer together and we are grateful for all the work he has done.  We look forward to Glen as our new AG.
Coreen presented Yvonne with her first Paul Harris.  Yvonne has always been so helpful with all our projects and gives the best HUGS ever.
Congratulations Yvonne 
 
 
 
A chance to get together for fun - after RIBFEST - BASKETBALL
 
Cameron Reeves from the Bandits came to tell us about a game that we can all attend.  There are several from our Club going and we can go in car pools.....
please let Alan know if you would like to attend and we will make this happen.  
To purchase tickets please call - 604-318-9963 or email creeves@the bandits.ca
 
 
 
 
It's all about RIBFEST and Al and Frank covered it all.....
OK everyone it is down to the wire.......
 
YES we need help, from anyone you know.  We have a 'new category' called,  Don't know where, but want to help.  We have shortened the shifts and hopefully we will get more people out.  PLEASE, ask everyone you know to please sign up.  It is fun and the more hands the less work for all.  Thank you.....we can do this.  Alistair is doing an outstanding job sending out requests, but we 'all' have to use our own contacts.  
 
Not many questions were asked about the procedures, and that means our RIBFEST leaders are doing a great job letting us know what is expected and what we need.
Al mentioned a couple of things......
- When you are wearing your volunteer RIBFEST shirt there is NO drinking allowed.  NONE.  This is a Liquor Control Board rule.  So while on 'shift', you can not drink
- Everyone who enters the VIP area, must have a $30.00 ticket.  With that you will get seated and given a token for a beverage.  
- Dogs will not be permitted into the park for RIBFEST
- The Beer garden tent will be in the same place as last year, difference is that you can leave that tent and walk around with your beverage.
- You must have a wrist band on to purchase a beverage
- Parking is available on Flavelle's site for Volunteers
-The bands are great again this year [I have to give a plug to GB]
-The Family Zone was explained by Cleone and sounds like it is going to be great.
-Training for the cashiers, and bar people dates will be sent to everyone in those areas.
Frank talked about 50/50 tickets.....
The first Summer Sunday's : www:summersundays.ca 
is July 10 and it would be great to have Rotarians there to sell 50/50 tickets and talk about volunteering.  The Rotary tent will be set up and Frank has sent out a sign up sheet for those that want to volunteer.  Even if you are coming to listen to the music, please wear your RIBFEST shirt from last time and or something Rotary. More 50/50 tickets have been sold 'in person' than 'on line' so this is a great opportunity.  Frank also thanked Yvonne for entering all the tickets that have been purchased.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We need Volunteers.....please help us.  This is such a great community event and our largest fundraiser.  We can 'not' do this without your help.  Please contact all of your friends and family and come and give a few hours to make this year the BEST ever.
 
 
Interesting presentation by Jeff Penner this week on the Future of Money......Something to think about for sure.  Thank you Jeff.
 
 
Anniversaries - Darrell & Krista - 13 years
Mike & Christine - 16 years.
 
Happy Birthday to Steve's - Lauralea.....
 
Book Club will resume in the fall.  Thank you Susan for creating this book/wine club.
 
 
We are thinking good and healing thoughts for Gary and George......It will be great to have you both back at the club.
Sad News from Past DG Sean Hogan
 
Life can be shorter than we expect. Carol, was diagnosed with cancer two weeks ago. It has spread aggressively.
Carol has been in the emergency ward of Surrey Memorial Hospital since Saturday. Her cancer has spread quickly and her kidneys are no longer functioning.
She is weak but alert, and has made the decision not to continue her struggle. We will be meeting with the palliative care doctor to discuss her end of life options.
Fortunately all three of our children and their families are here with us so that we can say our farewells together.
Do not feel that you need to reply as we are overwhelmed at this time and I won't be checking your replies. We just wanted to share the information.
This picture was taken just over one month ago. We lost Carol's parents to cancer in their late 50's and our philosophy since then has been to enjoy every day while you live it. We've done that and hope that you will also.
Our life together has been enriched by all of you. Our wish is that you be kind to yourself and to others and make the world better from your presence in it.
Sean
 
 
 
 
Might be fun to get a group together to support this event.   Who wants to take this on?
 
For the Rotary Ride Gala we have Jenifer Jones (first female President of Rotary International in its 117 year history)
I believe it may be of interest for some rotary members to attend, also we have Global TV attending and some other great sponsors.
The Gala should be really fun, 
 
Here is the link to Gala: 
 
 
and here is the link for the bike a thon itself: https://rotaryrideforhearing.ca/ (they are still seeking riders and volunteers, they can register for both from the site)
 
cheers, 
 
Navid Morawej
 
Another opportunity to get together and support Rotary....
Great group......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Our Treasurer.......Andy
 
Evacuation & Family Zone
 
Ian did an outstanding job going over all the evacuation plans for RIBFEST letting us all know the importance of each level of security/incident and how to handle it.  Thank you Ian
 
Cleone spoke about the Family Zone and all the different activities that go on in that area.  Please let your family and friends know about all the exciting opportunities that are available there.....
 
 
Brian and Cleone are working with Burke Mountain Naturalists on the Westhill Rotary Trail Signage.
 
 
I was recently contacted by PDG Bernie Pregler with a proposal to participate in a humanitarian project in Ukraine.  Bernie had received a request from the President of the Rotary Club of Kyiv, outlining a significant need for financial assistance.
 
The problem: donations of humanitarian aid frequently arrive at the borders of Ukraine, but are often not delivered beyond those limits for many reasons.  The transport of these goods becomes the responsibility of the Ukrainians themselves.  Commercial or military transport it subject to military attack primarily because it is visible. 
 
Kyiv Rotarian Dmytry Alexeev proposed a “Last Mile Project” to purchase used civilian vehicles (cars, vans, small trucks, etc.) to take goods from the borders to the places of need, (vehicles such as these – preferably diesel powered – could escape enemy notice, and thereby get to their destination safely).  These vehicles are available in other surrounding countries, (such as Poland), at a reasonable cost of $2000 to $4000 US each.  It is proposed that presently a sum of approx. $25000 US be raised by Rotary Clubs in District 5050 for phase 1 of this project,  and transferred to another Rotary Club in one of these surrounding countries, for the purpose of handling the process at the “far end” – supplying the proper documentation to get into Ukraine.  We are currently working on identifying the participating European Club, with the assistance of the RC Kyiv.
 
The Rotary Club of Coquitlam is pleased to act as a partner in this program, and is inviting the participation of other Clubs and individual members (also non-Rotarians) who would like to contribute to this project. 
 
If you could consider making a donation from your Rotary Club I would be most appreciative.  If you felt it appropriate to circulate this email to any or all club members that would be welcomed.
 
Donations over $20 will receive a charitable receipt upon request. Contributors will be kept up to date as the project progresses.
 
If you wish to send a donation please let me know by email, and please make your donation cheque out to:  The Rotary Club of Coquitlam.  Mail the cheque to: 
Rotary Club of Coquitlam, Attn. Chris Boyd, Boyd and Associates, 202-1046 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam, BC,  V3K 3P3
Please let me know if you will be requiring a charitable receipt.  
 
Please do not hesitate to contact me or PDG Bernie with any further questions.
 
Yours in Rotary, 
 
 
Ron Warneboldt, President
Rotary Club of Coquitlam.
H - 604-931-5518
C: - 778-887-0184
 
Bernie Pregler
604-942-5276
 
 
Rotary Foundation Report
Czech and Slovak Rotary Members Open Aid Corridor into Ukraine
by Arnold R. Grahl
Within a day of Russian troops entering Ukraine in February, Rotary clubs in the Czech Republic and Slovakia were using their connections to gain access to a strategic railway hub that has allowed them to shuttle critical supplies into Ukraine and help refugees get out.
The city of Košice, Slovakia, about 100 kilometers (60 miles) from the border with Ukraine, is home to a rail terminus where east meets west. For decades, the terminus has received trains carrying raw materials out of Ukraine along wide-gauge rail lines. The cargo is then transferred onto train cars that run on the standard-gauge rail lines used elsewhere in Europe.
A number of multinational shipping companies use the hub. Rotary members realized quickly that they needed to be able to use it as well.
Martin Pitorák, president of the Rotary Club of Košice, is a former vice president of U.S. Steel Košice, which uses the hub. He and Michal Sláma, president of the Rotary Club of Pardubice, Czech Republic, were among Rotary members who were able to negotiate access.
“We acted very quickly,” says Monika Kočiová, a member of the Rotaract and Rotary clubs of Košice. “We were making arrangements while others were still knocking at the door.”
The hub is important because Ukraine’s extensive rail network, one of the largest in the world, serves parts of the country that are difficult to reach by truck.
Rotary was the first humanitarian organization to get permission to use the rail hub for relief supplies, Kočiová says, and clubs have sent trains full of medical supplies, nonperishable food, and hygiene products across the border. The Slovak government and the European Union have since designated the hub as a primary pathway for sending supplies by rail into Ukraine.
Supplies that arrive in Košice are unloaded and sorted by Rotary volunteers into warehouses before being moved into Ukraine. The Rotary and Rotaract clubs have also used more than 60 trucks and buses to carry 740 tons of supplies into the western Ukrainian region of Uzhhorod, just across the border. From there, they are distributed to locations around the country. 
“It is great to see the power of Rotary at work in this time of need,” says Pitorák. “In addition to supplies, financial support is coming in from many parts of the world.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guests this week:  
Keesa Dorosz - Haney Rotary Club
Ken Holland - Meadow Ridge Rotary Club
Clayton Anderson - Our parking guru
 
 
Fantastic presentation by Keesa & Ken about Y.E.S.  Youth Engaged in Service.
This program was founded by DG Bev Harrington.  
They are looking for Grade 11 students that would be willing to go to do a service project in Guatemala.  This project involves meeting once a month for 10 months to learn all about where they are going and how they will handle the travel and the project. This is not a vacation and they will learn how to expect the unexpected.   The Rotary Club sponsors each student for $1200.00 and then each student has to raise $2500.00 for the balance.
They work together as a 'team' to raise this money and the results are amazing.  Great work done by all.
 
 
 
Rotary Foundation reports
Rotary 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. Empowering Girls is one of RI President Shekhar Mehta’s key initiatives, and he is encouraging clubs and districts to make it a focus of their service projects this year.
Momtaz Chowdhury from Bangladesh, Mildred Fragante from Philippines, Elaine Ruiz from Brazil, Srinidhi S U from India, Lydiah Njoroge from Kenya, and Motalib Weijters from The Netherlands are working every day to create environments where girls can flourish.

Browse their stories: https://lnkd.in/gE3sGp5A
 
ALSO 
 
How Rotarians in Poland are Assisting Ukrainian Refugees
Poland has taken in more than a million refugees and Rotary clubs all over the country created a central account for contributions.
  • The Rotary Club of Olsztyn is collecting and managing donations for more than 150 Ukrainians who are staying at Ostróda Camp, a conference and recreation center. Most of the occupants are unaccompanied children whose parents stayed in Ukraine. Four cars full of supplies including food, clothes, toiletries, and toys were donated hours after the center began accepting refugees.
  • Members of the Rotary Club of Zamosc worked with a member of the Rotary Club of Wolsztyn, who owns a medical supply distribution company, to coordinate a partnership with other organizations to collect supplies and equipment.
  • The Rotary Club of Gdansk Centrum is providing accommodations for four refugee families, and members who own businesses are offering them work.
This is Rotary, People of Action! Thank you for your support of the victims of the war in Ukraine.
 
June 16 - Wine & Book Club - to discuss your favourite book
June 20 - Joint Board meeting - Bring beverage of choice and something to share. 5:00 PM - Balzer's
July 15 - 17 - Port Moody Rotary RIBFEST. only 5 more meetings until RIBFEST.......
 
Installation night -
2022-23 Theme
Thank you to DG Raj for installing our new Board and for Darrell for helping him with the pins.
New Board for 2022-23 is:
 
President - Paul Mitchell-Banks
Past President - Coreen Berrisford
Treasurer - Andy Berrisford
Secretary - Neil Nyberg
Club Service - Linda Balzer & Gayle Carter
Community Service - Susan Bell
New Generations - George Broderick
International Service - Ian MacPhail
Membership - Mike Clay
Environmental Service - Cleone Todgham
 
Thanks to everyone who attended and a special thank you to our MC - Mike Clay for a job well done.
Photos will be in the photo album and thanks to Dave Stone & Brian Wormald for taking photos
Thanks for the sound system provided by Brian Dunne
Gayle & Patty did a wonderful job greeting everyone
 
Thanks to Coreen for a great Rotary year and we wish she and Michael the very best in their new Club.
Paul we are all looking forward to your leadership and want you & the Club to have a very successful Rotary year.
 
Cleaning up Heritage Mtn.
Thanks to Bill for leading the pack last Saturday.  A few of the regulars showed up as well as Kate and her son Mark who helped at Shred-a-Thon. 
No photo was taken, but thanks to all who came.
 
 
We need Volunteers for our RIBFEST......please ask your family, friends and neighbours to come on out and help for a few hours.  It is great fun to meet other people who also like to 'give back' to our Community.
 
 
 
 
 
 
A great day for our Rotary Club of Port Moody and a great day for the community.  We had the opportunity to tell everyone about our Port Moody RIBFEST and ask for their help with volunteering.
 
Thank you to all who came to help.  It really is a fun day......
 
OOPS I did forget John & Cheryl's grandson Brayden, who helped break down cardboard with Bill.
 
Totals will be announced on Wednesday ;o) but we shredded  14,219 pounds of paper !!
 
Photos will be attached at the bottom of the Spike.
 
Trish said it best:    ' I think everyone loves doing this fundraiser. Its always a great success! It’s a great opportunity to get our name out into the community and it’s a very social thing for all of us too'. 
 
Thanks everyone.....Should we do it all again on June 3rd, 2023?
 
Hugs to all
 
Linda ;o) xooxxoo
 
 
 
 
 
 
It's a good day at Rotary when a new member is inducted.  Andy was introduced to us by President Coreen, and she said if there was anything she could say about Andy is that he is all about 'fairness'.  We are so lucky that Andy has chosen to be a member of our Rotary Club of Port Moody. 
Welcome Andy......
He did join willingly  ;o)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Camp Jubilee - Kids Camp
 
Kailley Dodge - Guest Speaker
 

She is currently working as an office administrator for Camp Jubilee after returning from maturnity leave with her15 month old daughter in April of 2022. Prior to working in the office , she was the Operations Manager for Camp Jubilee and worked closely with staff and campers alike. She has helped with the daily runnings of camp and held several positions with Jubilee including Jr Camp Cooridnator, Kayak instructor, Summer Camp Coordinator, Weekend Rentals Facilitator, First Aid Attendant, Program Manager and a few more.

Kailley talked about the benefits of outdoor education and how exciting camp will be this year!

Our Rotary Club is sending 30 students, chosen by the school teachers.

-Kailley 

CAMP JUBILEE 2706 Spring St.Port Moody, BC V3H 0G1P: 604-937-7388E: info@campjubilee.ca
 
Rotary Foundation
 
How Rotarians in Poland are Assisting Ukrainian Refugees
Poland has taken in more than a million refugees and Rotary clubs all over the country created a central account for contributions.
  • The Rotary Club of Olsztyn is collecting and managing donations for more than 150 Ukrainians who are staying at Ostróda Camp, a conference and recreation center. Most of the occupants are unaccompanied children whose parents stayed in Ukraine. Four cars full of supplies including food, clothes, toiletries, and toys were donated hours after the center began accepting refugees.
 
  • Members of the Rotary Club of Zamosc worked with a member of the Rotary Club of Wolsztyn, who owns a medical supply distribution company, to coordinate a partnership with other organizations to collect supplies and equipment.
 
  • The Rotary Club of Gdansk Centrum is providing accommodations for four refugee families, and members who own businesses are offering them work.
This is Rotary, People of Action! Thank you for your support of the victims of the war in Ukraine.
 
 
 
Installation night - June 9th.  See you all there.....
Thirsty Thursday - June 
 
 
Met at Old Orchard Hall after the meeting.
Past Member - Terry Peachey was there to see that we have put a plaque on the Little Lending Library in honour of her husband Walter.
Thanks to all the Rotarians that came to support her.
 
If you have any children's books, please drop them by our Little Lending Library at Old Orchard Park,  or contact us and we will pick them up.
 
 
 
Looks like Thirsty Thursday was fun......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SHRED-A-THON this weekend, Saturday........Please come out and volunteer.  We will need you in the afternoon.
We want to 'fill the 2 trucks'.  Please dress for the weather as we do this 'rain or shine'.  
Thanks for your help everyone.
 
 
Well written Peter.....Thank you 
 
Brian Wormald came around my house to day to sort out his key to our lock-up.
 
I asked him what he was up to and he told me he had some work to do at the Glenayre Track.
 
He was still working on this project!  Many of us worked on this project, but Brian was the lead and through his commitment and energy has left us a super Rotary Project but more importantly a fantastic legacy for BRIAN WORMALD.
 
The other outstanding Rotarian is DANNE DUNLOP -Danne has not missed a Friday for "Pie Day" even through Covid.
He now serves the guests at The Manor who so look forward to these  pies from Thrifty's.
Danne proudly wears his  Rotary Shirt and does his service  quietly with no fuss every Friday. I bet not many in our Club even know about the commitment.
 
Many in are Club work hard on the many projects that we do, but these two are truly Out Standing.
 
BRIAN WORMALD
DANNE DUNLOP.
Cheers to them!
 
Best Wishes on this new chapter of their lives.
 
Moved......  President Coreen and Treasurer Michael have now moved to the Chilliwack area.  We wish them well, but they are going to be missed....
 
Dan & Marion also moved to the Langley area.  We know that Dan will be back to see us regularly, but we will miss them in our community.  
 
 
 
 
Gary we are all cheering you on to good health.  
 
George Broderick had his surgery and is doing well.  Thank you to Yolanda for the update as follows:
 
George had a successful bypass this morning with no complications according to the surgeon.  We saw him before his surgery at 7:30 am and we agreed that we will see him on Wednesday morning instead of trying to see him on Tuesday.  Depending on how things are, George could be home between Friday and Sunday this week.  The doctor predicts as he is considerably in good health, a non smoker and he is young, he should be recovering well barring any postoperative complications, which the doctor does not foresee.  If things go according to plan, he should be back to doing things by August.  
 
Thank you again for all your good wishes, positive vibes and thoughts and most especially for all your prayers.  Please extend my deepest gratitude to everyone.  And we don't mind more prayers and positive vibes in the coming days as George tries to recover.  God is good.
 
We are also grateful for our healthcare system here in Canada.  So far the nurses, staff and doctors at 2 North and 2 South at Royal Columbian Hospital have been fantastic.  
Peace and joy,
Yolanda M. Broderick, B. Sc.
 
After the meeting on Wednesday, please plan on coming down to Old Orchard Hall for a few minutes to show Terry Peachey the plaque we had made in honour of Walter, her husband that made it.
It would be wonderful to have a good crowd there.
 
 
 
 
We did not have a meeting last week and this week it is "ON LINE ONLY', for discussion about our Rotary Club.
 
We had a great turnout for our SHRED-A-THON logistics meeting last week.  Thank you to all who came.  Sorry Peter & Terry you did not make the photo....
 
 
The Board approved the following grants:
 
Inlet Rowing Club-For 2 Sets of Oars 
 
Burrard Inlet Marine Enhancement Society (Mossom Creek Hatchery) for Automatic Door Operators for for Accessibility.
 
College Park Community Association.- For Equipment for their Movie Night.
 
Inlet United Church Port Moody For the Springs Art Wall -
We would like Recognition on the wall for our contribution.
 
Port Moody Secondary School After Grad Committee
 
Total Contributions are $12,400.
 
Thank you to Gayle and Grants committee for discussion on these grants.
 
 
Our President and Treasurer have moved.....and we are going to missed them.  Hopefully they are both feeling better by now.   Tired but settled in.
 
Rotary Youth Exchange
 
 
 
30 years later George and I were Blessed to meet up with our Mexican son, Eduardo and his beautiful wife Elisa.  We had a great visit and next Sunday we will bring them out to Port Moody, to show Elisa, where he went to school and where he lived and to drop him off to Tom & Sherry Ramsey [Sunrise Club]  who were also his host parents..  So Grateful xoxo
 
RI Foundation report
Making a Difference
Before the war in Ukraine, Rotaractor Oksana Havryliv was a student in international relations and had been pursuing a master's degree in political science. She dreamed of becoming a diplomat and representing her country. But "that all changed on 24 February when Russia invaded my country, and the bombs began to fall".  

“My life has changed drastically, and I feel it will never be like it was. Before all this, I actually loved the subject of history in school, and believed that the world had learned from its two bloody world wars in the 20th century. History wouldn’t repeat itself with another brutal war in Europe, right? Sadly, no.
My mother and I decided to act by creating a hub to funnel humanitarian aid. The bureaucracy of communicating with non-governmental organizations in Europe and the U.S. was daunting and took a lot of time. But it didn’t stop us from our goal of helping civilian populations that were suffering from the war. The logistics of funneling supplies from European countries as well as to Ukrainian cities was difficult. Buses filled with our relief supplies were in constant danger from attacks by Russian military. The bus drivers knowingly risked their lives. They are heroes.
On 26 March, my city was targeted by Russian aggression with missiles fired from the occupied city of Sevastopol. But we’re alive and still doing our thing. And so the story goes on. I have decided, as a true patriot, to stay in Ukraine. I have set aside everything: my job, my studies in Vienna, ordinary everyday life, and time with my own family. But we are driven by the conviction that the participation of each and every Ukrainian will lead us to victory. Because “The truth is with us.”
 
 
Just to let everyone know that we are so sorry for our 'Santa Hugh' as his wife Denise passed away.  We send Hugh lots of love and hugs. xoxoxo
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.
 
 
 
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.
Belize
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 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 !!!
 
Please send this link to your contacts so they can purchase a 50/50 tickets
 
 

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

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

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.
 
604.313.9996
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.
 
Thanks
 
Alan Kabatoff
 
 
 
UPDATE:  SOLD OUT 
 
 
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.
FINGERS CROSSED 
 
 
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. 
 

THE CLUB
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.....
 
GREAT NEWS
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
 
Anniversaries
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.
 
Foundation
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:
Terry
Alan K
Meghan
Trish
 
 
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. !!!
 
 
 
RIBFEST UPDATE
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.
 
RIBFEST 50/50

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?

www.portmoodyrotary.ca

 

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.
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Cheers,
Coreen

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
 

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL STATEMENT ON THE CONFLICT IN UKRAINE

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.
 
Ham
Scalloped potatoes
Corn
Salad
Mustard
Dinner Rolls
Chocolates
Flowers
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
 
 
5050 DISTRICT CONFERENCE
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!
 
ROTARY FOUNDATION REPORT
 
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 ?
Ham
Scalloped potatoes
Corn
Salad
Mustard
Chocolates
Flowers
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! 
 
 
 
FOUNDATION REPORT
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.
 
 
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 
 
 
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
 
 
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