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March 15th Social - St Patrick's Day Party Jerry Zdril 2017-03-11 08:00:00Z 0
March 8 Visit to Sophie's Place Jerry Zdril 2017-03-11 08:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Peter Herz on Dec 21, 2016

This is our last meeting of 2016

Rotary Minute:  Don Boyce talked about persistence overcoming inertia.

A guest walked in on her own to check out Rotary.  Welcome Leah!

Pat started a discussion of our club this past year and next year.  Our small group is doing good work.  We hope to do another shred it event with Urban Impact, we are nearly finished paying for an assistance dog,  however we have not yet received funds from Sip and Savour (Pat to follow up).  Changes to lottery funds were mentioned (Pat to inquire at 5 club meeting of presidents).  Brian and Chip are going to see if more is needed in Bangkok in February.  Chip mentioned a need for $5000 per year to support the Hospice in Thailand which the Rotary Club of Bangkok South has been supporting for many years. 

Alan talked about the Polar Bear Swim.  40,000 posters are going  out but will contain advertising that may not be endorsed by Rotary.  It was generally felt that nothing can be done about it this year but a policy is required before next year’s advertising.

Sergeant:  Happy and Sad dollars could be changed to Naughty and Nice at this time of year.  Renee was happy about the help at the Christmas Party last week.  Al was happy about the sing song.  Brian paid the sergeant to go away.  Don was happy that days will now get longer.  Dierdre was sad that her grandchildren did not get to ride the Stanley Park train as it was closed due to snow but was happy to see the snow in the park.  Peter told everyone that the singer at the Canuck game was the wife of one of his old timers’ hockey goalies.  Stuart was glad to be finished 28 days of antibiotics and he may be cured.  Gary was happy that his brother in law had survived 3 years after a double lung transplant.  Scott told of house guests and a woman who took a lot of his stored furniture.  She is looking for a job possibly in marketing.

Pat thanked Alan for his work on Adventures in Leadership.  We have 2 candidates and one for Adventures in Citizenship which Bob Gray (absent) is handling.

Scribe's musings Peter Herz 2016-12-21 08:00:00Z 0
November 16 Social Jerry Zdril 2016-11-17 08:00:00Z 0
November 9 Meeting Jerry Zdril 2016-11-13 08:00:00Z 0
November 2 Meeting Jerry Zdril 2016-11-04 07:00:00Z 0
October 26 Meeting Jerry Zdril 2016-10-30 07:00:00Z 0
October 19 Meeting Jerry Zdril 2016-10-22 07:00:00Z 0
October 12 Meeting Jerry Zdril 2016-10-12 07:00:00Z 0
October 5 Meeting Jerry Zdril 2016-10-09 07:00:00Z 0
Scribe 28 Sept. 2016
 
Scott was back and led O’Canada which was much improved.
Stuart quoted Mother Teresa for the invocation.
Rotary minute by Pat was a reading from the most recent Rotarian about Polio and d World Polio Day.  Polio may be eradicated world wide in this Rotary year.
Renee reported on the shredding event.  $3,400 was raised of which $31,00 will go to PADS.  We still hope to come up with another $7000 for PADS.
 
The Fabfour Event. 
Renee has sold 36 tickets.  A few people took more tickets.  Stuart has sold 6.  Pat said we expect an early sell out and a great event.  Alan volunteered to create song sheets.  Roberta is preparing a trivia question sheet.  Event is October 22nd
Rotary could have reserved seats for PADS graduation on October 2 but there were no takers.  A PADS booklet was handed out.
Rick reported that last week’s social was a good event.  Next social will be at La Baia on Oct. 19.  Upcoming events are a wine event and lamb cooked by Rick like at the BBQ.
 
Sergeant
Pat was sad because his eldest son turned 30 yesterday and complained about his housing change.  Jeff was happy for an upcoming trip to St. Kitts.  Al was happy to be back and to have completed his radiation treatment.  Renee thanked t5hose who braved the wet weather to work at the shredding event.  Bob was happy to be back from Haida Gwai.  Don was happy about a cruise coming up.  Roberta expressed mixed feelings about Jerry going away.  Peter boasted about 2 assists (the sergeant complained that goals are worth more).  Scott told of his child in Guatamala.  Stuart boasted of a trip to Australia up coming.  Pat was sad to not be going with all those who have trips.
 
Speaker
Alan introduced Darrell who he has known since his children (Alan’s)  were in soccer.  Darrell said that Coastal FC now has 4500 registrations per year and is planning to build a $3.9 million indoor soccer facility.  Money is raised by a $25 fee on every registration and a mortgage.  $300,000 has been paid.
Darrell also spoke about Kids  Sports which started in 1993 and now has 13 chapters in B.C. and assists needy people to register which can cost from $400 to $10000 per year per child.  They now pay up to $300 in 16 sports.  In spite of all this money raised and given out there is no specific ask.  Darrel’s group also works with “Rec for Kids” which needs volunteers.
Bob thanked the speaker.  Pat said Rotaract may have a role to play here.
 
Pat spoke of “Sip and Savour” which is going ahead with restaurant, wineries and a brewery involved.  Date is Nov. 5.
September 28 Meeting Jerry Zdril 2016-09-29 07:00:00Z 0
September 14 Meeting Jerry Zdril 2016-09-17 07:00:00Z 0
Sept 7 Meeting Jerry Zdril 2016-09-08 07:00:00Z 0
August 31 Meeting Jerry Zdril 2016-09-02 07:00:00Z 0
August 24 Meeting Jerry Zdril 2016-08-25 07:00:00Z 0
August 17 Meeting Jerry Zdril 2016-08-21 07:00:00Z 0
August 10 Meeting Jerry Zdril 2016-08-10 07:00:00Z 0
August 3 Meeting 2016-08-06 07:00:00Z 0
July 6 Meeting Jerry Zdril 2016-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
Business Meeting May 25 Jerry Zdril 2016-05-12 07:00:00Z 0
Notes from May 18 Jerry Zdril 2016-05-12 07:00:00Z 0
Scribe's Musings May 11 Peter Herz 2016-05-11 07:00:00Z 0
​Neil Fernyhough, Manager of Community Programs at Alexandra House was our guest speaker today.
Neil gave a historical overview of Camp Alexandra House and outlined the numerous programs provided through their three neighborhood support centres, Camp Alexandra, Vine Youth & Family Services and Alexandra Children's Centre which are part of 13 Neighborhood houses in Greater Vancouver.   He has no paid people reporting to him but has many volunteers.  The Community Garden being built at 128 St near 24 or 25 Ave is an Alexandra House project.  Alexandra House is 100 years old.  It started as squatters in 1916 but the land is now owned by Camp Alexandra.
Alexandra Neighbourhood House the first 100 Years 2016-01-28 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Herz on Dec 09, 2015

Speaker, Ken Kimberly was introduced by Dierdre.

Ken told of a 1910 telegram reduced to one word, “Others”.  That is the Salvation Army theme.  The kettle campaign started in 1891 to feed 1000 people.  It grew in one year to 1400 people.  It started in Canada in 1903 in Toronto.  There are 22 kettles in our area now.  It satisfies many needs as a source of income for the Salvation Army the whole year.  Many of the kettle attendants are considered by many to be unemployable but Salvation Army employs them, trains them and gives them letters of recommendation.  Among other things they exhibit punctuality and responsibility.  So far this year 3 of these so called “unemployables” have been employed.  It is hoped to raise $160000 this year.  Among the programs that are run is a Seniors Drop in including a $2 lunch and fellowship with speakers.  Salvation Army also runs a food bank that is not associated with the Federation of Food Banks.  They also have Save On gift cards the same as Rotary.  They give toys to 220 children though it is difficult to find a place for this and the adult distributions.  They no longer own thrift stores but do give out vouchers for it.  They also assist with prescriptions, diapers, school supplies and transportation.  All of the above are things done for “Others”.

A collection was taken and matched to provide $1000 to the Salvation Army

 
 
Salvation Army - Christmas Kettles Peter Herz 2015-12-09 08:00:00Z 0
Four Honorary Members were inducted today by Assistant Governor Linda Coyle, assisted by Rick Singh.
The Honorary membership was presented in recognition of their collaboration and support to the Rotary Club of South Surrey.
Chip Bowness, a member of the Rotary Club of Bangkok South who was instrumental in assisting the Club with it's International Support Program at an Orphanage in Cambodia.
Leslie Singh, Karilin Hahn and Gary Caplan for their respective support to the Club in numerous Fund Raisers put on by the Club
Welcome to all. 
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A Great night at Morgan Creek for the Installation of the 2015-2016 Executive.

The Installation ceremony was performed by DG, Bill Robson, thank you. Thank you also to visiting PDG, Sean Hogan and ADG and DGN, Linda Coyle for joining us for the evening.
 
Congratulations to Scott Phemister who was recognized  as "Rotarian of the Year" for all his work over the years on Fool's Night Out.
Congratulations also go to Deirdre O'Ruairc and Renee Nicholson for their receipt of respective Paul Harris's.
Last but not least, thanks to Rick Singh for being the MC for the evening.
 
Picture, thanks to Tracy Holmes, Peace Arch News
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Well it was a good plan, but Mother nature took over!!  Thanks to all who planned to help out at the Bryant Park cleanup which was "rained out". However those that planned to show were able to "drown" their disappointment with some great socializing  at Jimmy Flynn's South Point, where we bid the O'Ruairc's Bon Voyage as they head out on their trip to Ireland. Safe travels, Deirdre and Brian.
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Amanda Murdoch gave a very informative talk about the care of fine jewelry.
She offered numerous tips on care and safekeeping of jewelry and also of the need for regular service for watches.
Amanda is a regular supporter of our Fools Night Out and we thank her for this.
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Jerry and Roberta Zdril were inducted by District Governor Elect, Bill Robson.
Jerry and Roberta are the first of a new Club membership category, "Couples".
Welcome Jerry and Roberta to the Rotary Club of South Surrey.
Installation of new members Jerry & Roberta Zdril 2015-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 03, 2015
Jody Gordon gave us an overview of the development of the Post Secondary Education Program in British Columbia. Jody's Presentation touched on the State of Post Secondary Education in B.C. today; Campus 2000 Report; Transition of Colleges to Universities and Emerging issues of Post Secondary Education in Canada. Jody's presentation was very interesting and explained a lot about the transitions we British Colombians have experienced in our own Post Secondary Education here in B.C.
For the full story, check out the Site Page on this page and on our WebSite..
Jody Gordon - 100 years of B.C. Post Secondary Education 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stuart Wilson on Feb 17, 2015

ImageAfter over 15 years in Rotary, Jeff admitted this was the first time he had ever done a Classification talk. Jeff was born in Vancouver, and spent his early years in Beaverdell in the South Okanogan, where his father owned the local Hotel. He left Beaverdell when he was 12 and moved to Coquitlam. He is quite the Jack of all trades, master of none, which resulted in being evicted from High School due to bad attendance.  One day when the Principal was looking for Jeff he was found to be working on his car when actually he should have been in school, hence the "eviction" He spent many years working at a local Volkswagen dealership in the service and parts departments. He returned to his schooling after some time and obtained a degree from SFU which lead him to completing his CA designation with Deloyte and Touche in Abbotsford. While in practice he worked in Kelowna where he was a Charter member of the Okanogan Mission Rotary Club, in Abbotsford and locally. Jeff is now retired but continues to be an active member of numerous Associations and Societies including the Surrey Board of Trade, South Surrey Chamber of Commerce, Field House Society and the Fraser Valley Executive Association.  Jeff also hold the office of Treasurer for District 5050 and of course this Club.

Jeff Richard's Classification Yarn! Stuart Wilson 2015-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stuart Wilson on Feb 10, 2015

ImageConstable Roberts made a short presentation to the club today to update us on WITS and DARE in the community.  As you are aware our Club is an annual supporter of these local programs for kids and it was good to hear from Constable Roberts on current status. Constable Roberts reported that the programs are running well and funding for next year is now being addressed. He is not sure how much of a shortfall there will be for next year as he has yet to receive a budget from his headquarters.  Once he knows he will advise us and we can look at what we can do to assist.

Constable Deryk Roberts - White Rock RCMP Stuart Wilson 2015-02-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stuart Wilson on Feb 03, 2015

ImageToday, Alan gave us a great photo trip to Africa.  He and Aline toured Africa, climbed Mt. Kenya, hung out with Lions, Lionesses, Giraffes, Hippos and even had time to lounge on the beach!  What a wonderful although exhausting trip. See pictures under picture album tab "Alan Benson - Africa", Thank you Alan for sharing your experience.

Alan and Aline Benson's trip to Africa Stuart Wilson 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stuart Wilson on Jan 20, 2015

ImageDon Boyce, our elder statesman gave his first ever Classification talk after his many years in Rotary.  Highlights of his life and career include but not limited to the following:

Born in Ottawa and contrary to comments made later, Good things DO come out of Ottawa!! Graduated from Ottawa Technical High School and pursued a career in printing. Don first worked at the Ottawa Citizen for a mere 35 cents and hour, progressing to a whopping $2.10 an hour in 1949. Married Iola in May of 1949 at a church in Merivale where the cornerstone had been laid by Sir John A. Macdonald. After 6 years at the Citizen, Don and Iola moved west to Fairview, Alberta to take over the Fairview Post. The town of Fairview welcomed Don and Iola where they expanded the business and circulation four fold by the time they sold it 8 years later in 1960. Don then moved into the Insurance business, starting with a job in Management at Mutual Life.  Don soon realized that Management was not for him so he resigned and moved to Maple Ridge to start his own agency, Boyce Insurance Services. Don semi retired in 1996 and completely retired in June of 2013. Don has been very active in the whatever community he has lived and worked. He was a Charter member and first president of the Fairview Kinsmen Club, served on Maple Ridge Municipal Council, GVRD, Maple Ridge Chamber of Commerce, Charter member of the Maple Ridge Foundation, Charter member of the Meadow Ridge Rotary Club, Charter member of the White Rock Millennium Club and has served on the White Rock Economic Development Committee. Don has always been active in his church and continues to be a valued member of this Club. Don has two sons, two daughters in law, three grandsons, three granddaughters and one great granddaughter.

Don Boyce - Classification Talk Stuart Wilson 2015-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Herz on Jan 13, 2015

We trained a new temporary server this morning after some of us waited outside in the cold.
Rotary District Conference in May
Leadership Course in the US on Jan. 24.  (There will be 1 in Canada in February)
Jeff Richards was absent because he was not feeling well but he did come to pay the bill and to send $7500 to Cambodia for kitchen remodeling at the Batambang orphanage.  Brian will go there to view remodeling part way through.
Rick Singh’s soccer equipment project has progressed through loops such as cleaning equipment and getting Peruvian Consular approval.
Rick reminded us that attending a leadership course is one of the requirements for members.Hike for Hospice is Sunday May 3.  We have not been officially asked to take part.  It conflicts with the District Conference.
Harness Races evening is Feb. 27.
St Patrick’s Day is March 17.  Our meeting on the morning of March 18 is moved to an Irish Dinner.
2 Learning Centre Students will attend Rotary Adventures in Leadership.
The city of White Rock has cleaned up Bryant Park.  Alan Benson has removed 2 plaques from benches.  These will be replaced with hard plastic and the club name will be updated.  A third one will also be done.

President Deirdre's and member's update for January 14, 2015 Peter Herz 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stuart Wilson on Dec 31, 2014

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Thanks to all who helped out this year.

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Special thanks to Alan who pulled it ALL together last minute.

 

2015 - Polar Bear Swim Stuart Wilson 2015-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stuart Wilson on Dec 16, 2014

ImageMajor Ken Kimberley provided the Club with his Christmas message and overview of the Services provided by the Salvation Army. His presentation was preceded by some reminiscing of his use of Christmas Ties.  The Salvation Army dress requires a Black Tie, but the Major always tries to liven his dress during the Christmas season with his collection of Ties with various Christmas and Cartoon themes. Major Kimberley spoke about the different triggers of "The Christmas Spirit" Many of his congregation feel that the putting out of the Red Kettles as their trigger, others it is snow, although not often here on the Wet Coast. For others it is Caroling or the lighting of Christmas lights throughout the community. Whatever the trigger, the Season is here and the Army is now in it's 76 th year providing various community services for those in need. The Major outlined where the funds raised in the Kettle drive are used. The money is used in many ways to help those in need including gift cards, toys, basic living supplies, food hampers community care for seniors and disaster relief to mention a few. This year's goal for it's fund raising drive is $140,000 but they currently only at $90,000 with a week to go. At the conclusion of the Major's presentation, the Club presented the Major with a contribution of $1400 which was received with much appreciation and thanks. 

"Merry Christmas to all"

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Salvation Army - Christmas Presentation Stuart Wilson 2014-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 02, 2014

ImageToday Ken, our newest member gave us a brief overview of his family, career and his rejoining of Rotary. Ken's opening remarks were quite an eye opener to a lot in attendance and probably shared by a few also.  Ken opened by saying he was here today because "he failed at Retirement". Ken retired from his previous work in Edmonton, 50 years with careers in banking, Law, Government, Farm Marketing, Trainer, Consulting, Dispute Resolution and Mediation and moved to the Coast to Retire. He bought a motor coach which he and his wife thought was their dream. After some time traveling Ken realized that this was not for him and returned to pursue what he really enjoyed, working with people in dispute resolution and mediation. Since returning to the work force Ken has opened a Mediation Practice in South Surrey and is looking forward to using his skills with his most recent collaboration with "Mediators Without Borders",

Ken Smith - Classification talk 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 02, 2014

Arts UmbrellImagea was founded on the principle that high-quality arts education can positively and profoundly impact a person’s life, especially when received early in childhood.

 Some of the organization's successes are outlined below:

• More than 35 years of operation • Over 785 art-based classes offered weekly across four locations • Nearly 22,000 children and youth served • Over 14,219 children reached through 100% donor-funded outreach programs delivered to inner city schools and disadvantaged communities • Bursary Fund of $148,757 • 122 qualified artist instructors  • Excellent board governance  • Clearly articulated strategic plan • Long-standing donor base (corporations, foundations and individuals) • Proven history of collaborating with like-minded community partners

Arts Umbrella has now moved to two locations in Surrey after many successful  years on Granville Island and is looking forward to developing local relationships in the Central and South Surrey areas.

See Link on right under "Site Pages" for the complete presentation

Arts Umbrella - Lucille Pacey - “Inspiring creativity For good.” 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 24, 2014

A great social was held with the Peninsula Club last Tuesday evening.  Although a small number were in attendance, the meeting was lively as usual, as members reconnected with some previous Millennium Club Members.

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Posted on Nov 18, 2014

President Deirdre welcomed Incoming District Governor Bill Robson, Assistant District Governor Linda Coyle and Rotary International Liaison Dean Rohrs. Peter introduced Guest Sandy Kaplin.

President Deirdre reminded all of the Bowling Social this Friday evening at Sandcastle Lanes, the Leadership Forum on Saturday and the XMAS Social planned for December 12.

Stuart gave a brief report on latest developments with the Cambodia Orphanage and the request for funding for further education. To date two children have been selected for support by individual Rotarian's from the Club. The kitchen renovation plans have now been received and are being let to local contractors for final estimates and construction details. The club has approved previously the use of the funds raised from last year's Fools Night Out to support these kitchen renovations.

Scott led the Club in the singing of Happy Birthday to Stuart for his recent birthday and also extracted a large cheque from Stuart for deposit to the Rotary Foundation.

President Deirdre's update for November 19, 2014 2014-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stuart Wilson on Nov 18, 2014

ImageThis Wednesday we had our incoming D.G., Bill Robson join us accompanied by assistant D.G. Linda Coyle  and Rotary International Liaison, Dean Rohr.  Bill's presentation focused on the great work done through the Rotary Foundation since it's inception in 1917.  The Rotary Foundation has spurned many programs starting with the first grant which was to the International Society of Crippled Children, now the Easter Seal initiative. The Foundation has also developed programs to support Ambassadorial Scholars, Group Study Exchanges, Vocational Training teams, 3H Grants, Polio Plus and Peace Scholars to name a few. Bill also explained how funds are raised and managed. Foundation and District Grants are funded from the investment income from the Foundation Fund.  The Fund was originally set up so that there is no erosion of Principle, only investment income is spent, however due to recent pressures in the Investment world, some changes are being contemplated to ensure the program continues to be sustainable. The new moto for the Rotary Foundation is "Doing Good in the World" and he hopes that there is continued support for OUR Foundation.

Bill Robson - Foundation Chair and incoming District Govenor visit Stuart Wilson 2014-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
District Governor Lyle Ryan's Formal Visit to Our Club October 29, 2014 Alan Benson 2014-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stuart Wilson on Oct 25, 2014
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 Thank you to all who came out on Friday evening , it was a big success.
 
D.G. Lyle Ryan:
This Wednesday October 29th we have our district governor Lyle Ryan visiting our club. We have two presentations, and a new member to be inducted.  I am hoping for a full house, please invite friends or spouse to join you.  Any questions please give me a call.
 
DG Lyle Ryan would like to meet with the executive after our regular meeting for about 30/45 minutes – again hoping you will all be available.
 
Up date on Wits:
Ocean Cliff Elementary – 1.30 pm this Tuesday October 28th  – Rick and I will be attending, but the more people who can join us, will show a real commitment from our club to this project.
Ray Shepherd Elementary – 10.30 am this Wednesday October 29th
 
Bryant Park:
Further clean up and planting bulbs – Saturday November 8th 10.00 am followed by lunch – please mark this date in your calendars, we will need a good turn out.
President Deirdre's update - October 26 Stuart Wilson 2014-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alan Benson on Oct 16, 2014

We had a small but enthusiastic turnout at this regular meeting. We had three guests: Walter Philips of the White Rock Club, Rob Pineau of White Rock RCMP Victims Assistance Program and Ken our prospective member. Walter, who now lives in White Rock, used to be a member of the Richmond Club, but discovered that it was a much shorter drive to the Rotary Field House than to Richmond.

Guest speaker Rob Pineau gave an interesting talk on the White Rock Victims Assistance Program (VAP).  Every police department in BC is required by the Victims of Crime Act to maintain a VAP.  VAP is obligated to report suspected crimes to the police. VAP can also refer clients to outside community based programs, which are not required to report suspected crimes to the police. VAP deals with abuse of all sorts: domestic violence, threats, assaults (usually against women). It also deals with financial abuse, psychological abuse, elder abuse, fraud and the like. Rob noted that he has to think in terms of "grey shades" and not in black and white terms.  Sometimes it is difficult to tell whether an elderly parent is being abused by a child or a caregiver. It may appear that way, when in fact no abuse is occurring. On the other hand, seemingly caring people or relatives may be slowly draining all of the senior's savings and nobody suspects anything untoward is occurring. The issues are very complex and often the greatest loss to the senior is the feeling that they have lost their independence. In addition, sometimes the senior's relationship with children is complicated. The child may be taking advantage of the senior, but the senior may be fearful of losing his or her relationship with that child, so he or she allows the abuse to continue. Rob drew our attention to the BC Lions Football Club program: "Be More than a Bystander".  That program encourages people to step forward if they suspect elders or any person is being abused. Look for the warning signs such as whether the senior or the abused wife is being isolated or is reluctant to talk about potential abuse. Rob noted that new legislation will allow banks to report suspected financial abuse of seniors and other to the authorities. Rob noted a few outside sources for help: The Public Guardian and Trustee, Fraser Health, and Victim Link a 24 hours resource that can direct callers to various agencies that can assist victims or potential victims. All in all, Rob gave an interesting talk that resulted in an interesting discussion that went on until 8:30 am. At that point the Mercy Rule kicked in and we had to cut off the interesting discussion.

 

Regular Meeting: Wed. Oct. 15, 2014 Alan Benson 2014-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stuart Wilson on Sep 20, 2014

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September 21 saw the 6 th annual Chili Cook Off take place in conjunction with the White Rock Farmer's Market. Thank you to the Market, the Directors and Helen Fathers for allowing us to join you this year. This year we had 5 entrants: Sources Connection Cafe & Catering; Semiahmoo Rotary; Jimmy Flynns (and White Rock Rotary); Jan's on the Beach and a new entrant; The Wooden Spoon. The weather held and the Chili was served.

The winners this year of the Peoples Choice award and Judges Choice Award respectively were :  "The Chili Connection" aka Sources Connection Cafe & Catering and "The Red Hot Chili Schleppers" aka Semiahmoo Rotary.

Thank you to everyone who participated and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

 

Chili Cook Off 2014 - Another great success Stuart Wilson 2014-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Why wear the Rotary pin? 2014-09-01 10:01:23Z 0
Why does the Rotary year end June 30? 2014-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Herz on Aug 19, 2014

ImageMaxine Larmour and Jesse spoke about the Youth Collective.  Youth in White Rock/South Surrey are getting into trouble because they are bored.  Alexandra Neighbourhood House is trying to solve this problem in part by having a meeting place and activities.  They have found a place near the Whaleing Wall but need a lot of money on a long term basis for rent and operating costs.  These ladies and some of the youth have made presentations to several groups and have been well received

Youth Collective - Youth Space Pilot Project Peter Herz 2014-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stuart Wilson on Jul 15, 2014
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Today was a mix of Business and a little learning. Scott updated the Club on progress with the Rotary Hole In one Challenge Golf event scheduled for September 12, 2014 at The Cove Golf Course in Ladner. Sponsors are needed for all 9 holes plus Longest Drive, Most accurate drive, putting, Lunch and Refreshments. Sponsorship and entry forms are available on the link under Events on the Club's Web page and Bulletin. There is an Urgent need to confirm sponsors so that credit can be given on all advertising done for this event. Contact Patrick Hahn or Scott if you have any questions regarding sponsorship. Also shortly, Stuart will be confirming with Club members their ability to volunteer at the event. We will need as many volunteers as we can find to make sure this is a successful event.

 

The meeting then moved on to a short presentation on the Website and Bulletin and the respective functions available through it. Stuart outlined the Event tab and showed how one can activate the link and obtain any and all information and entry forms all with the click of a button. The Duty roster was also highlighted on the Bulletin to show how members can confirm their commitments for the next meeting. The duty roster lists assigned members and backup for the duties of Greeter, Invocation, Introduction of Speakers, thanking of Speaker and the new duty of Scribe. The Scribe will be responsible for taking notes at the meeting including a short summary of any presentations by speakers. Another item outlined was the ability to send e-mail from the Clubrunner to any member in the club. This is accessed through the Login tab and requires your  Login name and password. If you have forgotten what this is please contact Stuart and he will set you up again. 

 

July 16, 2014 Meeting Stuart Wilson 2014-07-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stuart Wilson on Jul 08, 2014

Current and future Plans to assist the orphanage by Rotary Clubs:

The Rotary Club Minerva in Amsterdam and the Rotary Club of Bangkok South (RCBS) and the Rotary Club of South Surrey, accompanied by representatives of the FLOAT Foundation visited subject Orphanage in March 2014. The visit was orchestrated to assess progress since the last visit from funding partners in Rotary and to provide onsite orientation to the Rotary Club of South Surrey, a new participant in the support of this Orphanage. Progress was noted in some areas of the Orphanage but many more areas were observed which could benefit from additional project coordination of projects supported by contributions from Rotary and other funders. Since there is now no local Rotary Club, the Rotary Club of Battambang has now ceased operations; the consortium took the opportunity, when in Phnom Penh, to visit with the Rotary Club of Phnom Penh Metro with the hopes that this Club could provide some additional oversight and local ‘Eyes” on future projects at the Battambang Orphanage. Together with the continuing involvement of the Float Foundation, its representative in Cambodia (Vireak) and the personal involvement of Hans Mannheim (Minerva) and Arie Bloed (RCBS), this will assist in providing necessary safeguards to ensure that projects will be realized successfully. It also provides some assurances that all money will be spent for the children and no money will ‘disappear’ (a continuous risk in a country like Cambodia).

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Posted by Stuart Wilson on Jul 08, 2014

Today was a Business meeting and President Deirdre's first. Well it went off without a hitch and  Deirdre settled into her role as President quite effortlessly . The meeting kicked off with Past President Rick awarding Perfect attendance pins to Deirdre, Brian, Jeff and himself. Congratulations, great to see such dedication. Past President Rick also finalized the induction of 2014-2015 Directors who missed the Installation event two weeks ago. Rick installed, Joanne, Jody and Patrick, welcome aboard.

Deirdre then proceeded to summarize her first Executive meeting held yesterday.  Main topics reported out were decisions on Rotary Donate a Car and the decision to allow this program to lapse. Although not a huge expense it was felt that the expenses to keep it running far exceeded the revenue and it was time to move on. Other cost saving measures were also reported such as cancelation of our mail box, mail to the Club will now be directed to the address of the reigning President. One exception to this is for Bank correspondence which will be directed to the home of the Treasurer. There was a brief update on progress with our Orphanage project which is currently stalled due to our Cambodia contact has just given birth to a baby boy and she is quite busy at the moment. There was also a short discussion on the Chili Cook Off Event for 2014. It has been decided that rather than align ourselves with the BIA this year, various reasons why, we would approach the Farmer's Market and see if any interest in a collaborative event one Sunday in September. The last item up for discussion was the upcoming Golf event, scheduled for September 12, 2014.  This is a 9 hole event, with all holes having potential for a $10,000 hole in one prize. Stay tuned for this one.

Happy Buck's:  Patrick reported on his recent trip to St. Andrews in Scotland and his golfing prowess. Patrick managed 4 games on the courses in Scotland and was a member of the winning team at the Rotary Organized International Golfing event held on the last day of the tour.  Congratulations Patrick, hope you left some Scotch for me!!

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Posted by Alan Benson on Mar 08, 2014

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Guest Presentation: Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue SEE VIDEO LINK AT END OF BULLETIN !!

We had big crowd for our meeting. Our meeting room was almost bursting at the seams. Guests from the White Rock RCMP, including Constable Derek Roberts, Volunteer Coordinator Julie Everett, members of the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue, Jim O'Dowd a former club member, and Devon Penner a new young Chiropractor starting his practise in White Rock with Pierre Deslauriers. 

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NOTE:  No morning meeting next week: March 12th.  There will be an evening meeting at Renee's Community Room. Details below.

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Posted by Peter Herz

August 13, 2014: Lexie has benefited from a number of Rotary programs.  She attended the Rotary International Convention in Sydney, Australia in 2014.  She was awarded a Rotary grant to go in September to London. England to study for a masters degree.  She will study Education and Drug Policy.  She Has studied in Washington, D.C. and she played soccer in Surrey.  She also worked in a long term addiction recovery centre in the Downtown East Side of Vancouver.  The centre she worked in is based on the world travels of its benefactor and is one of the best in North America.  She also taught the people there who she said are very good students though they struggle every day with their addiction.

She had an Ambassadorial Scholarship and now has a new grant which is a matching grant.  The total will be $36K but she must raise $12K with some strange and controversial rules which Jeff is researching.  She is sponsored by the Langley Rotary Club

Lexie was a good speaker, very enthusiastic, and likely a good selection for a grant.  We will consider supporting her after Geoff reports on his research

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Posted by Peter Herz

August 6, 2014

ImageOur meeting today was moved from morning at the Pantry to evening at the home of Brian and Dierdre O’Ruairc.  Members, Spouses and Visitors were invited.  Present were Alan Benson and Aline, Don Boyce and  Iola. Jody Gordon, Bob Gray and Helen, Peter Herz, Brian and Dierdre, Jeff Richards, Rick Singh and Leslie, Stuart Wilson and Karen.

There were also several visiting Rotarians who came on time and some who came later.  Regular visitor, Chip and Assistant D.G., Linda Coyle and Marietta Ostberg were among the later arrivals.  Linda and Marietta had been on the beach collecting for C.H.I.L.D.

Guest and visiting Rotarian, Linda Whitehead, was recognized for having been awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship.

President, Dierdre, found a small bell and called a short meeting to order at which she reminded us of upcoming events including an executive meeting on Tuesday Aug 12.  We were entertained by a great show put on by the R.C.A.F. Snow Birds and then had a great dinner.  Early arrivers also had appys.  Several people tried Hickory Salt on their Ice Cream.            

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Posted by Stuart Wilson

ImageThank you to all who have volunteered to date.  We have 10 volunteers so far, well on our way to having enough to run this Fun event.

Also, heard today that we might have two holes sponsored and some prizes starting to materialize, way to go, keep it up.Contacts:

Scott -  sphemister@shaw.ca        

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The first Rotary club meeting on 23 February 1905 in Chicago, Paul Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Hiram Shorey, and Silvester Schiele met to talk about their personal experiences. Harris then unfolded his general plan for their club meetings.
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The 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament May 2008 raised in excess of $27,000 for the Peace Arch Community Services South Surrey Food Bank purchase of a van.
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The first annual Chili Cook-off Contest was held Sept. 12th, 2009 to rave reviews from all participants and the public.

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Almost two decades ago, Cyril Noirtin, then a high school student from Nancy, France, received a special gift from Rotary: a chance to participate in an exchange to Wisconsin, USA, hosted by the Rotary Club of Lake Country-Hartland.

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The RI Board of Directors adopted a new membership slogan, "Each Rotarian: Reach One, Keep One," at its June meeting.
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Honorary and past member Doug Lobb was our guest speaker on July 15th and spoke of his experiences and beliefs in Rotary.
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Commencing in late June 2009 Donate-a-Car changed substantially with the expectation of making more money and reducing transfers from the club to the society.
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Rotary's US$200 Million Challenge for polio eradication is drawing broad support from the family of Rotary. The challenge is Rotary's response to the $355 million in grants received from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Rotary is committed to raising $200 million in matching funds by 30 June 2012.

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A club member must attend or make up at least 50 percent of regular club meetings in each half of the year (though some clubs may have more stringent requirements). Any missed meetings must be made up within 14 days of a regular meeting.  If traveling, club members are encouraged to visit clubs in the new area to make up a missed meeting.

Can't make to another club, try and eMakeup.  Click "Online Makeup" at the left or see more information below.

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The YouTube website now has dozens of Rotary-related videos available for viewing, including an audio speech by Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary. To check them out, click here

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