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New Westminster, BC  V3M 6C9
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Minutes at the Mic - June 5, 2019

Minutes at the Mic for June 5, 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
  • Maria Seban-Interactor
  • Leo Wolff-Exchange Student
  • Katherine Koroenikov-Interactor
  • John Barry
  • Gabe Forsythe- sponsor teacher for Interact students
  • Susan from Uganda, whom Haze met at the train station and he walked with her to our meeting

7:15 Minutes at the Mic


Upcoming Events:

  • Installation Dinner
  • Century Bike Ride
  • Pot of Gold
  • Spring Fling Dinner

Note: the morning meeting next week is cancelled because of the Installation dinner

Parking - do not park in the 800 or 900 spots!


  • passed the Rotarian of the Month to Haze, a younger member, who is very involved with Rotary and fund raising.
  • there are 9 applications for the Rotary Peace Fellowship


  • RSVP for installation please
  • Chris McGregor fractured her wrist and is recovering.
  • Spring Fling dinner, please pay


  • Sandy today and Eleanor from last week


  • SPCA burger/beer fund raiser this Friday


  • Hospice golf tournament next week, Wednesday; golf at 1:30, dinner at 5:30, dinner $50.


  • volunteers are required for POG

Rick M

  • will be hosting dinner for the volunteers following the POG

7:20 Toonie Bucket – The winner was Jill!

7:40 Guest Speakers -

Maria, President, and Katherine, Interactors

  • 30 to 40 members
  • the NWSS Interact Club has been active for 11 years
  • International fund raising: for Polio +
  • Local fundraising: for the Elizabeth Fry Society
  • Random acts of Kindness days- deliver compliment cards around downtown Vancouver

Raise funds through:

  • Selling Tin Soldier books, with Nick J.
  • Crispy Cream Doughnut sales
  • Popcorn sales weekly
  • Charity Basketball Tournament

Thank you by Lorna

Guest Speaker: Leo Wolff, German Youth Exchange Student
  • has been here 11 months and is completing Grade 12 in Canada, is 17 years old, is a runner, fishes, and plays guitar and piano.
  • compared Germany and Canada: the formation, size, population, weather, governance, proximity of other countries, the federal states verses the provinces, and schools.
  • recommended Poland for travel.
  • soccer is very important in Germany.
  • in Germany families meet at lunch time, rather than dinner time.
  • Leo has a 14 year old sister
  • has a dog
  • 25% of his class attended an exchange.
  • when he returns to Germany, Leo will take grades 12&13 in Germany and then graduate.
  • will have 9 months in the Military, then to university, hopefully in London to study medicine or international business.
  • from this Exchange, Leo learned to be open minded, he learned a new culture, he made new friends, he saw new places, he became more independent, his confidence increased, and for these Leo is very thankful.
  • the exchange was a precious experience
  • thank you to everyone.

Thank you by Lorna and Nick who gave Leo a t-shirt, hat, toque, and Canadian rugby shirt

8:15 Four Way Test
Summer BBQ Fundraiser at Kathy and Bob's

You are invited!  Summer BBQ @ Kathy & Bob's - Saturday July 20, 2019 6:00 pm

You are invited to a summer BBQ for 30 people at Kathy and Bob's, July 20th, 2019 6:00 pm

$50 per person, proceeds to support Kid Sport New Westminster.  RSVP to at your earliest convenience.  Children welcome at no charge (12 and under).




Attendance June 5, 2019

Current total membership - 36

Attending total - 27

Members attending total - 21

Welcome to our guests: John Berry, Susan Aiok, Leo Wolff, Katherine Koroenikov, Maria Serban, Gabriel Forsythe




Greeters This Week and Next Two

Greeters This Week and the Next Two

June 19

Jill Toews

Madhu Toshniwal

Quinn Waddington

June 26

Lorrie Williams

Merrilyn Cook

Arlene Craig

July 3

Saul Doria

Paul Esslinger

Paige Freeman


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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