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Rotary Masters Golf Pool coming soon
Lionsgate Rotary club will be again participating in the 6th Annual Rotary Masters Golf Pool. This is a fun way to help our club fundraise and enjoy the Masters Golf Tournament. Pick the 10 players that win the most money at this year's Masters on April 9 - 12 and you could win $5000. Watch our website and Facebook page to see when this contest goes live.
Rotary Masters Golf Pool coming soon 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z
Special Speaker March 13th
Please join our club for lunch at noon at the North Shore Winter Club on March 13th as we are having a very special speaker. Dr, Andre Gerolymatos from SFU will be speaking on 'Global Terrorism'. Dr. Gerolymatos is a well know expert on topics concerning the Middle East and East-West relations. Cost is $20 per person which includes lunch. Please RSVP to info@rotarylionsgate.com
Special Speaker March 13th 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z
Interact Entertainment Night
Interact Entertainment Night 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z
Evening with Rotary a Successful Event
Evening with Rotary a Successful Event 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z
An Evening with Rotary
An Evening with Rotary 2015-02-10 00:00:00Z
January is Rotary Awareness Month

This is the month for us to consider how our Rotary values – and our own actions – influence public perceptions of Rotary. Rotary’s strategic plan outlines five core values that define and guide us as we chart a course into our second century of service.

Service is our first value, as it should be. The focus of service is reflected in our primary motto, Service Above Self. We have the potential to create better, safer, and healthier communities, one project at a time.

Fellowship is the reason Rotary was founded over 100 years ago. The friendship, the camaraderie, and the wonderful sense of doing something good together is what keeps us all looking forward to our Rotary meetings week after week.

Diversity is an aspect of Rotary that becomes more important with every passing year.

Integrity is fundamental to the organization’s identity. Every Rotarian is a guardian of the reputation that generations of Rotarians have worked to build. When we maintain the highest ethical standards in all of our dealings, we strengthen the trust that allows us to serve more effectively.

Leadership, the fifth, and final, core vale. Each of us must remember, with our every action, that we are Rotarians. When we are chosen to become Rotarians, and when we choose to accept that honor, we take it upon ourselves to become representatives of the entire organization.

When we are known as Rotarians, then everything we do reflects upon us all. By living by our core values and committing to Service Above Self, we build a stronger Rotary and a better world for all.

January is Rotary Awareness Month 2014-12-29 00:00:00Z
December is Family Month
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The true Rotary experience occurs when the flavour and dynamic of the club encourages and welcomes the involvement and participation of each members spouse and family.
The club itself and the projects it sponsors all benefit when each Rotarian and the entire "Rotary Family" fully participates in club activities.
A solid and successfully Rotary club is fostered by a regular lineup of fun fellowship functions, projects and parties that embrace the entire extended Rotary family.
Each year the importance of the Rotary Family is honoured and recognized during the month of December.
December is Family Month 2014-12-04 00:00:00Z
Sara Eftekhar of North Vancouver is Named a Rotary Peace Fellow
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Sara Eftekhar has received word that she has been named as a 2015 Rotary Peace Fellow. Sara will pursue a Masters at the Rotary Peace Centre at the University of Bradford in the UK in the field of international studies, peace studies and conflict resolution. The one-year Fellowship covers fees, living and travel expenses and an applied field experience, in excess of $50,000 USD. Sara was chosen out of many candidates and is one of only four Canadians to receive this world-wide honour.
 
Sara’s passion for peace and social justice is born out of conflict. She and her family fled turmoil and persecution in Iran for a better life in Canada when Sara was 8. Sara’s volunteerism and leadership throughout her school years earned her the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, an Outstanding Youth Award from the Mayor of North Vancouver, the YWCA Vancouver’s Young Women of Distinction Award, and was the youngest to ever be named among the Top 25 Immigrants of Canada. Sara graduated from UBC with honours in Nursing.
 
A graduate degree in Peace Conflict and Development will enable Sara to pursue her long-term goals of building on her nursing foundation to be able to expand her work from an individual level to that which can address inequities at the population level around the world and obtain a high leadership position within the World Health Organization.
 
“We are truly honoured and proud that Sara Eftekhar, our Club nominee, has been chosen from among many other talented young people to receive the 2015 Rotary Peace Fellowship. Sara is already a very accomplished young woman, and this Fellowship means that she will continue to lead and give back so much to the world in the years to come. Sara exemplifies Rotary’s commitment to community leadership, global citizenship and fellowship.”
Anne Marie Ferguson, President, Rotary Club of Lions Gate, North Vancouver.
Sara Eftekhar of North Vancouver is Named a Rotary Peace Fellow 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z
President's Message and Welcome
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A message from President Anne Marie Ferguson
Welcome to our Rotary Club !
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lions Gate, North Vancouver, Rotary District 5040's Outstanding Club of the year for 2010-11. If you are a visiting Rotarian or someone who lives or works on the North Shore who would like to see what Rotary is all about, I invite you to join us for lunch on the first, second and fourth Friday of the month at the North Shore Winter Club - www.nswc.ca We are a small, vibrant club and very friendly and welcoming. We have a lot of fun at our meetings while still respecting the traditions of Rotary. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about us, who we are and the work we do in our community and around the world. Also please check this site to make sure we have not changed our meeting date for a particular week or to find out when our next social evening is.
'LIGHT UP ROTARY'
President's Message and Welcome 2014-10-19 00:00:00Z
Venue Change for Rotary Meeting May 3rd ONLY

The Rotary meeting May 3rd will be at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver.

Please join us to hear President Elect Peter Hansen speak about his PETS experience and vision for the new year.

Venue Change for Rotary Meeting May 3rd ONLY Jim Godey 2013-04-29 00:00:00Z
Rotarians from Lions Gate & Burnaby visit Bali Project
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For the latest pictures of what our Rotarians are doing in Bali, please click on the Photo Journal 'Rotarians visit Bali Project'
Rotarians from Lions Gate & Burnaby visit Bali Project Jim Godey 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z
President's Message and Welcome
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A message from President Jim Thompson: 

 Welcome to our Rotary Club!

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Lions Gate, Rotary District 5040's Outstanding Club of the Year 2010-2011! If you are a visiting Rotarian, or someone who lives or works on the North Shore who would like to see what Rotary is about, I invite you to join us for lunch any Friday at noon, at Cheers Restaurant in North Vancouver (check the Map for detailed directions). If you are visiting and staying on the Vancouver side of the harbour you will enjoy a pleasant, relaxing 12 minute ride on the Seabus which docks at Lonsdale Quay. A short stroll up Lonsdale Ave will bring you to 2nd Street, and Cheers is just ½ block east. We are a small and vibrant club and you will find us very friendly and welcoming. We are relaxed, informal, and have a lot of fun at our meetings, while still respecting the traditions of Rotary. I invite you to explore our Website to learn more about us, who we are and the work we do in our community and in the world. Also, please check the site to make sure we have not changed our meeting date for a particular week. If you have any questions, please contact me by email ThompsonJamesJanice@gmail.com  ... Peace through Service... 

President's Message and Welcome 2012-07-23 00:00:00Z
Outbound Youth Exchange Country Announced for 2012-2013

 

 new! for websiteOur jointly sponsored (with RC North Vancouver,) exchange student Marielle Wall, is going to spend 2012-2013 in beautiful Spain as part of the Rotary Youth Exchange program!

                         We will arrange to have her come speak to the club before she leaves in August!

 

 

 

 

Outbound Youth Exchange Country Announced for 2012-2013 Sue Godey 2012-02-07 17:56:20Z
Look for us at the Salvation Army Kettles!

Our club has 'adopted' two donation kettles on Friday December 9,16,23 at Lynn Valley Mall and Save On Foods, Park and Tilford.  If you are in the area, come by and say hello!

Rotarians - please sign up if you have not done so already - Craig Clark is organizing this.  

Look for us at the Salvation Army Kettles! Sue Godey 2011-11-29 16:15:56Z
ROTARY CLUB OF THE YEAR 2010-2011
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 The Rotary Club of Lions Gate was selected Outstanding Rotary Club 2010-2011 !!! 
At the District Conference held May 6-8,  RCLions Gate was presented with Outstanding Club of the Year Banner by District Governor Penny Offer. Present to accept the banner on the club's behalf were: President Jim Godey, Shirley Robertson, Anne Marie Ferguson, Sue Godey, Terry Lehouillier and Tan Panyanowat.  
The club was also recognized by the North Shore News - photo in June 19th, Sunday edition.  Peter Hansen, Nancy Roblee, Peter Roundhill, and Shirley Robertson are pictured here. 
 
 
ROTARY CLUB OF THE YEAR 2010-2011 Sue Godey 2011-05-11 00:00:00Z
Our Club is now on Facebook!
Become a fan by checking us out at "The Rotary Club of Lions Gate"
Our Club is now on Facebook! Sue Godey 2010-03-12 00:00:00Z
Important Notice: Meeting date changes - effective January 1, 2015
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  • The First Friday of the month is a regular meeting with guest speakers.
  • The Second Friday of the month is a regular meeting with guest speakers.
  • The Third Friday of the month is our business meeting.
  • The Fourth Wednesday is our evening social.
  • The Fourth Friday is cancelled (due to Social).
NOTE: Please also check our calendar as there may be exceptions during certain months for Statutory Holidays.
Important Notice: Meeting date changes - effective January 1, 2015 Jim Godey
September Meeting Round Up
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In case you missed a meeting or our social last month:

We enjoyed Isabella Bateson, our newest member, give her 'vocational talk' (the story of me)

Emily Neufeld and members of the Blueridge Community Association spoke to us about the plans for the new Sharing Garden.

16 Rotarians and Friends enjoyed Pitch and Putt at the Murdo Fraser golf course.

Elizabeth Chong updated the club on our progress with the School for Hearing Impaired in Bali, our international project.

September Meeting Round Up Sue Godey
Rotary on Ice Help Us Score Big!
District’s 5040 and 5050 have teamed up with the Vancouver Giants for the 5th annual “Rotary on Ice” event to raise awareness for Polio Plus.
 
Join Us:
When: Friday October 18th, 2014
Where: Pacific Coliseum (PNE)
Price: $16 per person ($5.00 per ticket goes to Polio Plus)
Time: Come early (7:00 pm) and connect with other Rotarians
Game: 7:30— Giants vs Swift Current
Deadline to order ticket: Sep 23
Contact: Rick Lewall at 604 943 0469 or email at ricklewall@telus.net
Proceeds: $5.00 for each ticket sold by your club will be credited to your Polio Plus account. In addition we will also have a 50/50 draw with proceeds going to RYLA, and Interact.
Rotary on Ice Help Us Score Big! Sue Godey
This month's social Wednesday October 15th
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This month's social is dinner and a movie!

Dinner at Mumbai Masala, Park and Tilford Shopping Centre, followed by Arts Festival Movie at  7p.m. 'Magic in the Moonlight" with Colin Firth

We recommend you buy tickets beforehand, as the event is very well attended.  Click here for more information and to purchase tickets!

 

This month's social Wednesday October 15th Sue Godey
Check out our new club logo!
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The board has recently approved the attached logo for our club and we think you will agree, its fresh, contemporary, and reflects the North Shore/Lions Gate community that we live in!

Check out our new club logo! Sue Godey
Our "Electronic Brochure" Check us out on You Tube

Click the link and find out about our club, our members, and our service projects!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYmZb7eZOUw&feature=youtu.be

Our "Electronic Brochure" Check us out on You Tube Sue Godey
June is Rotary Fellowships Month
Rotary Fellowships Month - Make New Friends Around the World

ImageRotary Fellowships Month - June is designated as “Rotary Fellowships Month” by the RI Board to recognize the importance of international fellowship and good will among Rotarians with similar recreational interests, vocations, and health and medical issue-oriented interests, to promote increased participation in fellowships and increase understanding of this program. The RI Board encourages fellowships groups to highlight activities through projects, activities, and events in celebration of “Rotary Fellowships Month” in June.

“Fellowship is wonderful; it illuminates life’s pathway, spreads good cheer, and is worth high price.”

  -Rotary Founder Paul Harris

Rotary Fellowships History

 

Rotary Fellowships informally began in 1928 when a group of Rotarians with an interest in Esperanto joined together. In 1947, Rotarians organized a group of boating enthusiasts, which became the Yachting Fellowship.

These activities gained more attention and operated over the years as World Fellowship Activities, International Vocational Contact Groups, Rotary Recreational and Vocational Fellowships, and finally, Rotary Fellowships.

As of 16 April 2012, there are 62 Rotary Fellowships.


June is Rotary Fellowships Month Sue Godey
Come and Celebrate our 35th Anniversary
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On May 31st at our regular lunch meeting, we will be celebrating the 35th anniversary of RC Lions Gate.  Our club was sponsored by the RC of North Vancouver. Elko Kroon, an active Rotarian in our club is a charter member.  There have many Rotarians who have come and gone and stayed over the years, we would like to hear your story, comments or vignettes.  Please contact program chairs Al Brown or Esio Marzotto so that your story can be included in the celebration
Come and Celebrate our 35th Anniversary Sue Godey
Rotarian Bob Resch
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It is with sadness that we learned today that Bob Resch passed away on May 24th, 2013 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with Vicki and the family.

We have lost a great guy, humanitarian, family man and friend. Details regarding arrangements will be announced.

 

Rotarian Bob Resch Sue Godey
June's Social June 11th
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Potluck Picnic at The Cove - Weather Permitting

Bring a dish to share along with your choice of bbq entree. 

June's Social June 11th Sue Godey
Sound of Hope Project
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At the recent 100 years of Rotary Celebration  in British Columbia this past weekend, our joint club project was highlighted by a display booth set up at the Vancouver Conference Centre and 'manned' by Rotarians from Burnaby Club Deer Lake and Rotary Club of Lions Gate members. 

In this picture, Elizabeth Chong, and Vikki McKay, represent our ongoing project in Bali, with the Lumina School for deaf and hard of hearing.  

Sound of Hope Project Sue Godey
Social Evenings - Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month
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Peter Roundhill has taken on the organization of our fellowship/social nights which is a wonderful way to get to know other members of the club in a very relaxed and unstructured setting.  Past socials have included BBQs and dinners al fresco in the summer months, games night at the West Van Yacht Club, pub night nights,  wine and cheese and movie night to name a few.

Please let Peter know your ideas on future socials.  Mark your calendars for every second Thursday of the month! 

 

 

Social Evenings - Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month Sue Godey
Rotary Club of Lions Gate Ladies Evening
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We are proud to present the Second Annual Ladies Evening which will include a fashion show hosted and produced by Malene Grotrian Design.

 

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 from 7:00-9:00pm

Jim Pattison Lexus Showroom

845 Automall Drive, North Vancouver

Please plan to join us for this special evening of wine, appetizers and a fashion show. There will be a silent auction, a spectacular door prize and so much more!

Tickets are now available and are $50.00, you may purchase them from a Rotary Club of Lions Gate member or at thesoundofhopebali@gmail.com

Net proceeds will go toward "the Sound of Hope" assisting hearing impaired children of Bali.

For more information on this project, www.soundofhopebali.com


Rotary Club of Lions Gate Ladies Evening Sue Godey
Mentoring Workshop Cancelled April 27th!!
  Cancelled due to lack of attendance.
Mentoring Workshop Cancelled April 27th!! Sue Godey
Become a Rotarian - YouTube Channel
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We just started our YouTube channel. Click the link below to see our first video... more to come!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn4UHBDgsSM&feature=plcp

Become a Rotarian - YouTube Channel Trevor Didier
Get Well Soon Al Brown
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Esio reported that Al was home and well on his way to recovery after his hip surgery - hope to see you at a meeting soon Al! 
Get Well Soon Al Brown Sue Godey
Follow us on Facebook! click on the link
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Follow us on Facebook! click on the link Sue Godey
Presidential Citation and Changemaker Award
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At the recent District 5040 Conference, president Yazdi, was presented with the Presidential Citation for his year of leadership along with the Changemaker Award, only 3 of these were bestowed in the entire District!  What another amazing year our club has had.  Congratulations to all club members and to president Yazdi for his leadership and direction!

Pictured below is DG Hans Doge, and the Presidents of Tsawwassen (Leslie Abramson) and Burnaby (Azim Raghavi) clubs along with president Yazdi being presented their Changemaker Awards at the River Rock Casino.
Presidential Citation and Changemaker Award Sue Godey