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Vol. 100 No. 14
Philip Webber, President
Franco Gallo, Secretary

Next meeting: Tuesday October 10, 2017 @ Terminal City Club
Aaron Zuo (CTO) & Sean Chan (CFO), Eyexpo Technology 

Eyexpo Technology, soon to be RCoV's newest corporate member, is a virtual reality technology company that is committed to creating beautiful, memorable experiences which enable brands and individuals to connect with their audiences in a new and unique way. 
 
We are excited and passionate about the future of entertainment, education, storytelling and immersive experiences. We’re fiercely proud of our work, but even prouder of the success of our clients. Great results are powered by their goal to engage customers with immersive experiences. Click HERE for more information about Eyexpo.
 
Please join us on Tuesday to hear Aaron & Sean speak.
 

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday October 17, 2017
Lorrie Miller PH.D & Dr. Samson Nashon, Dadaab Refugee Project

Dadaab Secondary Teacher Education is an important, unique educational and humanitarian endeavor underway in the Dadaab Refugee Camps in northeastern Kenya. The University of British Columbia and Moi University (Eldoret, Kenya) are partnering to offer a Moi Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education. In addition to the university diploma program, we have an ongoing long-term research project around living, learning, and teaching in the camps, led by faculty members in the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy. Click HERE for more info.
 

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday October 24, 2017
Member, Chris Motion; Foundations Presentation

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Remembrance Day - Fundraiser for Veterans
Volunteers are needed to sell poppies Remembrance Day poppies outside of Norstroms and the Pacific Center are required for Thursday, Friday and Saturday,  November 2, 3 and 4.
 
A number of the legion members, who are the veterans who fought to defend our way of life and freedoms, are aging and unable to stand with the tins and poppies to place on donor’s lapels.  The average age of the legion branch we would be volunteering for is over 80.
 
Note all the funds raised through the selling of poppies goes to support the Veterans through the Poppy Fund, many of whom are reliant on this fund to make their lives more bearable.
 
Please contact Brian Kerr by e-mail at brian.kerr@shaw.ca if you can help.
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OKTOBERFEST 2017

Bring friends, family, colleagues!
RCoV's annual fundraiser for our youth programs, Oktoberfest, is fast approaching. Our goal this year is to raise a minimum of $15,000 to ensure we have enough funds to support our youth programs for the year. We need YOUR help to achieve this. Here's what we need:
  1. Donations, donations, donations for the auction. They are starting to come in but we needs a lot more, and we need these as soon as possible. The more the merrier and the bigger the better. Contact your friends and colleagues to see if they too can help. Click HERE to fill out a donation form.
  2. Purchase tickets to attend. Consider purchasing a table for a family party or work social. If you haven't already, please register now by clicking HERE.
We cannot do this without YOU and sincerely thank you in advance for your support.
 
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Upcoming Events
please click on the titles to register and for more info for specific events
Legion poppy sales - volunteer opportunity
Nordstroms & Pacific Centre
Nov 02, 2017 – Nov 04, 2017
 
Annual Curling Classic
Nov 03, 2017 – Nov 05, 2017
 
Youth Committee Meeting
Terminal City Club
Nov 07, 2017
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
 
Official Opening of The Exchange Building
Nov 10, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
 
International Service Committee Meeting
Pierre Adjoury's home
Nov 16, 2017
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
 
Food on the Corner
Nov 18, 2017 9:00 AM
 
District Foundation Dinner Nov.18
Terminal City Club
Nov 18, 2017
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
 
Rotary Leadership Institute, Part 3
Accent Inn
Nov 25, 2017
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
 
Membership Committee Meeting
Franz's office
Nov 28, 2017
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
 
CKNW Orphans' Fund Pledge Day 2017
Nov 29, 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
 
Youth Committee Meeting
Terminal City Club
Dec 05, 2017
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
 
Food on the Corner
Dec 16, 2017 9:00 AM
 
NO MEETING - HOLIDAY TIME
Dec 26, 2017
 
Membership Committee Meeting
Franz's office
Dec 26, 2017
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
 
NO MEETING - HOLIDAY TIME
Jan 02, 2018
 

MEMBER NEWS

If no written objection is filed with the Secretary within the next 7 days of this notice,EYEXPO TECHNOLOGY CORP. and its individual representatives, Mr. Xiang Xia Pan and his daughters, Angela Pan & Eliza Pan  will, upon payment of the dues and assessments determined by the Board, be declared elected as Corporate Members of the Club with EYEXPO TECHNOLOGY CORP.’s representatives being individual members of the Rotary Club of Vancouver recognized by Rotary International.
 
EYEXPO TECHNOLOGY CORP. and its representatives will hold the classification, VR (Virtual Reality) Technology: Software and Content Development
 
Proposed by: Min Kuang
Seconded by: Franco Gallo
 
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If no written objection is filed with the Secretary within the next 14 days of this notice, HCMA Architecture + Design and its individual representatives, Mark Busse, Johnathon Strebly & Rob Thomson will, upon payment of the dues and assessments determined by the Board, be declared elected as Corporate Members of the Club with HDMA Architecture + Design's representatives being individual members of the Rotary Club of Vancouver recognized by Rotary International.
 
The classification HDMA Architecture & Design and its representatives will hold is TBD.
 
Proposed by: Brian Street
Seconded by: Jason Boudreau 

Last Meeting, October 3rd, 2017

President Phil Webber chaired the meeting and gave the invocation.
Kayo Otake accompanied on the piano for the singing of O Canada.
John Hayto, acting Sergeant-at-Arms, introduced visitors and guests.
 
Chair's (Phil Webber's) announcements:
  • Volunteers needed Nov 2nd & 3rd – Brian Kerr of the RC of West Vancouver Sunrise is coordinating volunteers to help with the Legions annual poppy sales fundraiser in the downtown Vancouver area. All funds raised goes to the Veterans through the Poppy Fund. Any amount of time you can give would be most appreciated. Information about how to sign up will be in this week’s Rotor. Please contact Brian Kerr directly at brianjkerr@shaw.ca or phone 778-279-5565.
  • If anyone is interested in participating in the RIDE TO END POLIO on Saturday, November 18 in Tucson, Arizona, the link to all the particulars will be in this week’s Rotor. Let us know if you decide to register for the ride – this conflicts with Don Evan’s Foundation
    Dinner which I hope will be a priority for all club members except the most avid cyclist who wants to chase sunshine in late November ad raise money to End Polio.
  • Thankyou letter, A Tribute to Don Kavanagh by Martin Ledant, one of his exchange youth.
  • Donations, donations, donations - help is needed on the Ocktoberfest committee, especially for the auction -- the future vitality of our youth programs is at stake.

Secretary's (Franco Gallo's) announcements:

  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays: Des Verna Oct 3rd, John Richardson Oct 5th, Blair Trenholme Oct 6th, Diego Centanni Oct 9th, Milton Kiang Oct 9th
  • member anniversaries: Terry Gunderson 13 years
  • wedding anniversaries: Jocelyn & Kevin Vieth 4 years, Don & Leslie MacKinnon 40 years, Tremaine & Margaret Perry 64 years!
 
Program: Tom Crean introduced Sister Nancy Brown, who provided us with some enlightening and disturbing information about the issue of human trafficking. She made a plea to all of us to take an active role and do whatever we can to educate and stop the demand.
 
Meeting adjourned with a toast to ending human trafficking.

October 27, 2017

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Phil Webber, President
admin@rotaryvancouver.org   Franco Gallo, Secretary