Scribe Aug 2, 2017
Better turnout including two guests, Jasmine from Japan and Carlos from Salvation Army.
Invocation was by Carlos and introduction by Don Boyce.
Aug 18 – 22 White Rock Club Book Sale
Sept 23 and Mar 10 Rotary Leadership Institutes in Mount Vernon and Surrey.
Oct 21 Sip and Savour
Oct 28 Tentative the Fab Four at Crescent Beach Legion.
Urban Impact may not be available in October.  Rick Singh volunteered to help Renee (not present) to find another shredder.
Pat explained that our club is raising funds for an orphanage in Battambang, Cambodia.
A new coordinator is required for Save-on Gift Cards.  Main duty is to remind people.  Pat will put out notice of places to buy cards including: Courtesy Cleaners, White Rock Travel, Bell’s Cafe, Sources at South Surrey Athletic Center and Chamber of Commerce Office.
Al Benson has new phone numbers.
Joanne thanked us for “get-well” card.
For Aug 16 appetizers will be welcomed.  Time, previously announced as 4 pm to be announced.
At Aug 19 BBQ Lindajean will be present and a special event is scheduled.
Jasmine mentioned differences between Canada and Japan – space, house sizes, people friendlier.  She will travel to Okanagan and East.
Rick had been to Christina Lake and enjoyed it.  Plans to go back.  There are many resorts but they are quite booked.  People go back year after year up to 50 years.  Rick’s host had a telescope through which Rick saw Jupiter and its 3 moons, Saturn and its rings, and the International Space Station which circles Earth in 1 hour 45 minutes.  Next year he hopes to look at the moon.  There are 2 golf courses and some large cabins for larger families.  There are lots of children.
Money raising ideas were revisited.  Go Fund Me is up to Jerry.  Rick will look into gaming grants with Pat to name a contact.  Jerry is checking on the Learning Centre.
Rick recommended the S & L Restaurant for a lively evening with good food and service.  Reservations are required.
NO MEETING next week and Aug 16 moved to afternoon.