What a great meeting with our DG Carol Tichelman!!!!  She is a great inspiration to us all.
We had a record 34 members on Zoom this week.
AND to Brian who received the People of Action pin from DG Carol
Congratulations to Gary for his PH+6 and to Steve for his PH+4

Meghan gave an update on how Paul is doing and thanked Club for their thoughts.

Mike P.  We are in Sechelt for the week and drove up to Edgmont for a hike to the Skookumchuk Narrows.  Here is a photo of us checking out the extreme kayakers at the narrows!
Alan & Lisa decorated for Halloween

Guest Speaker District Governor Carol Tichelman

Everything in Rotary playbooks is out the window due to COVID--every Club and every member is in a different place. Rotarians are people of action and these times are hard. There are 4 things to consider:

  1. New Club models are required and being discussed.

  2. What should/will a Club look like in 5 years?

  3. Select new members carefully. Remember there is no wrong age.

  4. Continue Club endeavors to end polio. 

John Hopkins study shows Rotarians supply 57 million volunteer hours each year and it is worth appr. $850,000,000.

--This is our chance to show our communities what we can do. Rotary happens at Club level. Sees world where people unite. Rotary is committed to having membership averages of 30% women by 2023.

--Transmission of wild polio stopped everywhere through vaccination programs except for 2 countries. Last year there were only 79 cases in Pakistan and 53 in Afghanistan.

--Infrastructure created to do worldwide vaccination will be very useful going forward.

--Rotary added a 7th area of FOCUS qualified for Global grants--ENVIRONMENTAL “YEAH”

--Our District is continuing to support our members to attend Blood Donations

--Our District is starting a TOASTMASTERS Club via ZOOM

--Our District is looking to assist those Clubs applying for Global Grants

--Rotary opens opportunities


Rotary International Conference will be held in Taipei Taiwan June 12-16 2021

DG Carol presented “People of Action” Pin to Brian Wormald 

Our Club is volunteering in November at 2 different Community service events:

  1. With Fraser Health North we are covering logistics at “drive through” annual FLU shot vaccines at locations in Port Moody and Port Coquitlam. This project along with 1 in Coquitlam covered by the 2 Coquitlam Clubs is targeting 100,000 flu shots in the month of November. There will be 3 shifts per day, 8am-noon, noon-4 and 4 till 8pm. It follows a model used in Australia as their fall flu happened during the onset of COVID.

  2. Our Club will be providing volunteers to support the Port Moody Legion poppy donation program. Our Club will be standing outside the Starbucks at (IGA centre on Ioco), Government Liquor Store at Suter Brook, and outside the Saint James Well. Using 3 2 hour shifts each day at each venue (12 noon-2, 2-4, and 4-6). This Legion volunteer opportunity runs from November 1st till 10th only

  3. ****This amounts to a lot of volunteer shifts and hours****** Anyone who is able to volunteer for shifts please do so. Also feel free to bring friends and family.


Thank you to Bill for the write up

Artist among us:  Cleone & Vida
In honor of Mary Anne Cooper’s 106 birthday today, a birthday parade was held at her cherished Ioco Townsite today. The sun came out and her favorite color was everywhere in all of the many greetings and decorated cars who drove by to wish her socially distanced greetings.  Thank you to Meghan for sending Birthday wishes to Mary Anne on behalf of the Rotary Club of Port Moody.

Rotary has been asked to supply some volunteers to help with the POPPY DRIVE for 2020. It will involve working 2 hour shifts in 2 or 3 locations in Port Moody around Newport Village and Sutter Brook.

Micheal & Coreen are our first volunteers for Poppy Sales.

Vida reminded us of the Rotary friendship club. If anyone runs into trouble anywhere there is a Rotary Club they can phone for advice or assistance.

Next Saturday the 7th we're loading a container for the Philippines. We're limiting the volunteers to 20 for Covid safety reasons and everyone must wear a mask and register in case of the need for contact tracing. We're short up to three volunteers to reach our quota and we'd welcome your support. We'll start at 9AM and should be finished before noon. 
Thank you
Dan Gallant
Michael B reminded us our Paul Harris is due. Also Polio donations. Please send directly to RI or send to Micheal and he will pass along to RI