President Cleone is back at the helm this week after a few weeks travelling.
Guests: Andy Berrisford (considering becoming a new member), Chantelle Burga (from New View Society in PoCo), and Frank Marchand (last meeting as a guest)
Welcome Frank to the Rotary Club of Port Moody....AG Al introduced Frank to our Club and we look forward to working with Frank on our projects.
It's always a good day to have a new member join our Rotary Club.

Mike Poznanski reviewed the voting on our Legacy Project. There was a clearcut winner by vote (66%)but we are not announcing it until all of the details are confirmed and the plans have been finalized. Mike will be asking anyone interested in fundraising and promotion for this event to join a committee to make this venture  extra special and successful. 


This week is the anniversary week for Brian W, Gladys, and Michael B. What great members they have turned out to be and involved in so many of our fundraising projects. Great work all.


  1. February 26th 7 PM there will be a “new members” social at Pasta Polo. It is open to all.

  2. RLI (Rotary Learning Institute) March 7-8 will be held in Mount Vernon. It is a 3 session learning program about all we do in Rotary.

  3. District Training Assembly April 4th will be held at Kwantlen College in Surrey. There will be more than a dozen “breakout” sessions to choose from, you will choose from 3 that interest you, lunch supplied and a keynote address in the afternoon. We will be car-pooling from the rec centre normally leaving appr. 8 am and returning by 4 pm. A great day to meet other Rotarian from around our District.

  4. District Conference will be held in Harrison April 30th-May 3rd. Sign up soon.

  5. Rotary International Conference will be held in Honolulu the first week in June. 4-6 folks are attending from our Club more welcome to attend.

  6. Club Service is the Board position that includes planning social events, parties etc. PLUS organizing the teams that set up the Well for our meetings, putting it back ready for business, arranging for greeters, meeting minutes takers, and those who introduce/thanks guest speakers.

  7. Speaking of Guest speakers--Darrell organizes our guest speakers and he is always looking for folks to meet with us, speak for 20-25 minutes on interesting projects in the Tri-Cities, things we can get involved in, etc. If you know someone who would qualify or hear a presentation from somewhere else you think would be of interest to the Club let Darrell know.

  8. Brian Dunne was recognized for being here every week and always getting the speaker’s information work with our electronic system. Thanks Brian!

  9. SFPP (Search For the Perfect Pint) has been moved this year to the last Friday night in May--May 29th. Already have 16 breweries signed up PLUS 3 Cideries. Will have jobs to sign up for soon.

  10.  RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly??) will be May 7-10. Open to school students.

  11. NOTE:  DATE CHANGE :Our Port Moody Club Installation Dinner will be on Thursday night June 25th at the Saint St. Grille. Dinner for members is included in your annual dues but guests will be approximately $55.00.


Chantelle gave us a short overview of her work at New View Society. It is funded as a Not For Profit venue which provides fellowship, some meals, entertainment and friendship for youth, young adults and some mature adults who need what they find there. My friend, Sean (who works with me every day at RIBFEST running a recycling station) attends a few times a week enjoying the company and helping them re-cycle. Plans are in the works to hold a meeting there and see the facility and learn what they do, then find ways we can work with them. She also told us of their big fundraising event being held Wednesday, March 3rd at the

Vancouver Rowing Club (transportation will be supplied) and tables of 10 sell for $350.00. We will see if there is interest in buying a table.