Guests this week:
Josh Karis
Stephen Carr
Our guest speaker Christine and Darrel's lovely wife Krista.  We love when Krista comes to visit.
Leah Coss from Build a Biz Kids
Cleone's sister Lynette,who is a huge help at RIBFEST and very supportive of her President Sister.
New Member social night – Al reported event @ Pasta Polo –  Was about 30 , we had a good session enjoyed by all.
RLI Michael B, he and Coreen went.
Membership MeetingGayle March 12 at President Cleone's home.  5:00 PM. We encourage all to come, new members especially input is wanted.  An 'event' has been sent out, please mark 'attend or decline' so we know how many people are coming.
Navid Presentation – Navid on behalf of his Company Aultrust Financial, presented sponsorship cheque to Cleone for Rotary - $ 5000 !!  for RIBFEST sponsorship
Ecuador Ian – Ian has returned from Ecuador and will have many stories to tell us.
Belize bon voyage party – April 8 – at the Legion '
PLEASE NOTE THE DATE & VENUE CHANGE'   COME DRESSED IN BEACH WEAR TO SEND THESE MEMBERS OFF ON THIS ADVENTURE.   -Al mentioned they have become aware there is lots to do and little time to do it 😊
Search for the Perfect Pint Alan K is the chair.– We are looking for sponsors – 20 breweries, 4 food vendors and growing confirmed.
RIBFEST – will be report at next meeting on where we are at with planning
Kid entrepreneur's need help: 
Leah's note is:
We are looking for lead and assistant facilitators for our upcoming Spring Kid Entrepreneur programs around the Tri Cities and surrounding areas. I was wondering if you would be able to put it out to your club to see if anyone would like to help out for a couple hours a week for 10 weeks to inspire kids as they learn to launch their own business. We need to solidify our BBK Teams in the next 2-3 weeks. 
The lead facilitators need to be adults, however, the assistant volunteer facilitators can be Grade 11 or 12 students in case any of your Interractors would be interested in participating and gaining awesome experience. 
Here is a link to our Team page with more information on both roles. 
If you can help, please contact them on the above link.
Build a Biz – Leah Coss – she talked for quite a while – about their growth and new activities, things are going very well.  Goal to have at least 100 students this year, they are half way there now !  Organizing a build a biz takeover for ribfest – kids will interview random people. They are providing a link to their may event.  Doing events with SHAPE the owners of Lougheed and brentwood to get kids involved.
District Training ConferenceMeghan – calling it training and encourages everyone to go, everyone on board for next year NEEDS to go, is in Surrey, paid for by club, lots of fun and informative, can carpool  April 4 – Saturday
Anyone can go.  New members and veteran Members are welcome.  This is a very fun event and you will learn a ton.
Please let us know if you are going to attend.
Presentation – Cleone to Meghan for all her hard work ! 
Cleone to Navid for all he is doing with 'US' and his other club in Vancouver 
Canadian Wheelchair Foundation – Christiana Flessner 
She talked about what they are doing and told stories about some of the clients (very touching stories about enabling people !)  IF you see a red wheelchair, its them ! Working around the  world costa rica , Guatemala, eastern Europe, etc.
Accept donations of cash but if you have wheelchair donate through Dan G (rotary world).
Soroptimist 'Give her WINGS' gala brunch was on Sunday and President Cleone and Jeannie went to represent our Rotary Club.