Stories
Recap and Highlights from July 17 Meeting
Another great meeting in the books! Thank you to everyone that attended. Read on for some highlights of the evening.
 
Rather than a "thought of the day", we were introduced and encouraged to also offer up short Rotary stories as an option for this portion of our meetings. Tonight's short story was from Joyce Carlson.
Joyce told us about her experience at the district conference in Whistler one year, listening to Irvin Stewart speak and then sitting next to him and expressing how inadequate she felt in that moment. He then reminded her that for every person like himself, that has had the opportunity to do the things he has, there are hundreds of people at club level like herself making a difference as well.
 
Foundation - Jan Gisborne will be presenting a programme on September 11 to remind some and inform others about Foundation, how it works, how we contribute and what a difference it makes.
Projects - ARC community garden work party on Saturday morning at 9 am, cleaning, sanding and preparing the gazebo for painting. Please bring extra hands, equipment and extension cords if you can.
Fundraising - Blackberry Festival combination smokies with the Sunrise Club (if we get the application and fee in), Fall Fair gate duties, a sign-up sheet will be distributed once more details are collected.
Membership - Fireside chat coming up at Karyn O'Keefe's stay tuned for more details. See historical piece from Ross below.
Seargent: Dan did a wonderful job of collecting funds for member mishaps and happy and sad dollars. The highlight of this evening's dollars was for our returning and outgoing exchange students, see more on them below.
 
President -
August 17 Meet and Greet in Surrey with Mark Daniel Maloney, tickets are $25 each
August 18 Canadian Eyesight Global 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner: Chief Guest, Rotary International President (2019-2020) Mark Daniel Maloney
We have four boxes to collect glasses in our community, see Monica if you know where or would like to host one of these for collection.
 
Guests: Olivia Blackburn-Hopkins and her parents Tor and Brandy, Song Hu and her husband Martin, Georgina Forshner our returning exchange student
 
DIRECTORS MEETING MONDAY, AUGUST 19 • 6:30 PM • RE/MAX BOARD ROOM
 

Georgina, our outgoing exchange student from this past year, has now returned to tell us all about her travels and experience. Gigi spent her time in Brno, Czech Republic. She told us all about the amazing experiences and how good the food was and laughed about how her blazer barely fits now.

Welcome home Gigi!

Olivia Blackburn-Hopkins received her red blazer for her exchange. Olivia leaves Friday for Brazil where she will spend her next year learning, exploring and making memories to last a lifetime. We look forward to your monthly reports and hearing about all the adventures and people you meet along the way.

We watched a presentation from Mark Daniel Maloney, 2019-20 Rotary president, for some inspiration for this year's theme, Rotary Connects the World.

 

In case anyone wants to rewatch this or missed it:

 

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Mitchell-Banks, Sara
 
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Carlson, Joyce
 
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Baker, Anne
 
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Marquis, Claude
 
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Jevons, Dave
 
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July 7
 
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July 9
 
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July 10
 
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July 31
 
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July 6
 
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July 3
 
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July 16
 
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July 30
 
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Don Carlson
July 31
 
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Kelly Keil
July 4, 2018
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July 23, 2003
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July 25, 2018
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