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Minutes at the Mic - May 15, 2019

Minutes at the Mic for May 15, 2019



Parking Note: There will be fewer surface parking spots so any NON over height vehicles should try to park underground on the hotel side of the parkade in stalls 001-164. Reminder that parking is free until 8:30am.
7:00 O Canada
7:05 Breakfast
7:10 Introduction of Guests


  • Our exchange student Leo,

  • Our guest speaker Nipa

  • Future member Jacob


7:15 Minutes at the Mic

  • The polio walk is coming up on Sunday, May 26th.

  • Palmer's celebration of life will be taking place this Sunday, May 19th at 1pm in Langley.

  • Paul updated everyone on the Sudanese speakers that spoke to our club last week.

  • Rick went to the Rotaract installation dinner last week. There is a Pot of Gold meeting next week.

  • If anyone wants to help with the victims assistance van at the Hyack parade on Saturday May, 25th let Rick know.

  • Ron summarized the spring fling: attendance was lower than last year, but overall, it was a success as there were many great auction items.

  • Kathy reminded everyone on the breakfast survey, this week is the last week to get your input in!

  • The installation dinner is coming up on June 14th.

  • Quinn reminded everyone of a golf tournament that will be happening on June 12th for the chamber of commerce. The readers choice ballots are out, so make sure you get your votes in!

  • Gloria spoke about peace fellowships. We have four applicants: two from Somalia, one from Yemen, and one from.

  • Saturday June 1st after 2pm, Sandy and Paige will be having an open house at their place for Eleanor's first birthday.

  • Rick and Monica inducted Jacob Stetz into our club. 

7:20 Toonie Bucket – The winner was Lorrie!

7:30 Guest Speaker- Ripa, from the Senior Services Society spoke to us this morning.

  • They are a service provider for seniors over the age of 60.

  • Their clients are typically single, have mental health or physical challenges, low fixed income, have lost a loved one, and experience ageism.

  • The key services they provide include: housing navigation, support services, community education, and volunteer opportunities.

  • Nearly 2700 seniors have been helped with housing navigation. They have about 2500 new clients every year of which, 136 are homeless.

  • They have turned away 500 people this past year due to funding issues.

  • They have a homeless prevention program as well that helps the most vulnerable population of seniors.

  • The biggest reason seniors are homeless is due to rent evictions.

  • They have helped 724 seniors to love at home.

  • Support services they provide include: meals on wheels, medical transport, income tax, telephone support calls, light house keeping, dining and lunch clubs, grocery shopping and out & about trips.

  • They served 3385 seniors last year.

  • They are about 51% funded from the government.

  • They have a few fundraising events coming up: in June 1st they are doing the grand parade seniors walk.

  • Their newest fundraiser called, age is just a number, that will be taking place October 2nd. 

8:10 Four Way Test & The Queen
Thank you for your presentation Nipa

Thank you for your presentation Nipa
McMath Interact Awards Gala 2019

McMath Interact Awards Gala 2019

The McMath Interact Club would like to invite you to attend our 2019 Interact Awards Gala, a night full of inspiration, memories, and laughter as we celebrate our club’s year of ‘Service Above Self’!

Our event will be taking place on May 31st, 2019, from 6 PM - 9 PM at RA McMath Secondary in Richmond. The evening will include good food, dancing, performances, and fun - a dinner you wouldn’t want to miss.

After a year of numerous local and international service projects, we are excited to celebrate these efforts through the Interact Awards Gala by honouring and recognizing Interactors who have demonstrated outstanding leadership & commitment throughout this past school year. Through our awards such as ‘Top Interactor by Grade’, ‘Top Project Member’ and more, we hope to inspire future Interactors to take action and participate further. This Awards Gala also serves to strengthen bonds between the Rotary community as Interact, Rotaract, and Rotary clubs all across the lower mainland are invited to join us in sharing and reflecting on our accomplishments for this past year.

Tickets are now available online through the link . Register by May 24th. Tickets cost $18/person or $15/person for the 6-person group rate.

We hope you and your Rotary/Rotaract club will join us for this night of celebration. We’d be extremely grateful if this invitation was passed on to Rotarians/Rotaractors at your next Rotary/Rotaract meeting. If you do choose to attend, please bring a dollar to donate to Assisting Atira. Feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.

The following is a summary of the information:


Date | May 31st, 2019

Time | 6 PM - 9 PM

Location | RA McMath Secondary School, 4251 Garry Street, Richmond, BC

Dress Code | Formal/Dress



Tickets are now available! They can be purchased through the link -  by May 24th!


Admission Rates:


$15/person for 6-person group rate



If any questions or concerns, email us at


Check out our Facebook and website to learn more about our club.




We hope you can attend!

Best Regards,


McMath Interact

Sponsored by Steveston Rotary




Newsletter from Helen Miller in South Sudan
Attached to this newsletter is a report from Helen Miller, one of the speakers from Padang Relief Society we had last year who now oversees 2 orphanages in South Sudan where she is on a four-year volunteer mission. 
Her fellow speaker reports: "Yes we contacted the Rotary of Juba and they might contact your Rotary for support. Thank you for your help. Chagai"
Hansi's Contact Information

Hansi's Contact Information

Hansi would like to offer an open invite for members to visit her and Tom in Port Alberni.  Her contact info is as follows:


Hansi Natzke

6001 Lugrin Road,

Port Alberni, BC,

V9Y 8K5




Attendance May 15, 2019

Current total membership - 36

Attending total - 23

Members attending total - 21

Welcome to our guests: Soon-to-be new member Jacob, Leo our exchange student, Nipa our guest speaker




Greeters This Week and Next Two

Greeters This Week and the Next Two

May 22

Shannon Mayhew

Rick Molstad

Ron O'Genski

May 29

Roy Prevost

Lisa Rositano

Wendy Scott

June 5

Gloria Staudt

Jacob Stetz

Lorna Stewart

Greeter Duties

Greeters are the first point of contact for guests, potential new members, and our members. Making all who attend our meeting feel welcome is the responsibility of all of us as we all take turns being greeters. All greeters should arrive no later than 6:40 am and be prepared to assist in setting up and preparing for the meeting. If a greeter cannot be present for their day of duties, please contact another member to fill in for you. Greeters will:

  • ensure that the sandwich board at the entrance.

  • ensure that flags and banners are in place.

  • welcome all members and guests and make them comfortable with the proceedings and surroundings, i.e., seating, coffee, schedule of meeting etc.

  • greet and sit with the speaker to gather information useful in providing a respectful and meaningful introduction of the speaker and the program.

  • thank the speaker and present the certificate of appreciation for their presentation. (Note: The certificate is NOT a contribution of $20.00 in the speakers’ name. We donate $20.00 to the Rotary Foundation in recognition of their presentation at the meeting.)

  • assist in taking down the flags, banners and place the sandwich board back in Kathy's office.




Good Host Program




The Good Host program is how YOU can get involved - you are invited to help out by meeting, greeting and sharing cultural experiences with our Youth Exchange student. Leo Wolff (Germany) is here and deserve to see and experience Canada to the fullest. 

Any one of us can be Good Hosts by simply sharing some time with Leo. A phone call, lunch, dinner with family, sporting event, cultural outing, almost anything goes. However - all who host our youth exchange student unsupervised - even for a day event - must have submitted their Criminal Checks online prior to hosting. Submit the report to Rick Molstad.

Please remember to include our youth exchange students in any activities you and your family participate in. Please speak to Leo directly or contact him at:

  • Email:
  • Cell: 778-893-2532
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