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Vol. 100 No. 20
Philip Webber, President
Franco Gallo, Secretary

Next meeting: Tuesday November 21, 2017 @ Terminal City Club
Kamyar Asadibeilky, CEO, President & Founder - Machool Technologies Inc.; "Tales of a Tech Start-Up."

Machool Technologies is the creator of the uDo software platform. It provides simple, delightful, and insightful solutions to empower users and their businesses to work smarter, not harder. We do more do uDo less by streamlining office tasks, facilitate processes, integrate closely with office systems, and reduce operational costs. By bringing our collection of uServices onto one interface, we hope to enable users to perform any and every task with ease. Our team is constantly developing new uServices, building uDo to become the ultimate self-service instrument. Join us on Tuesday to hear Kamyar speak.
 

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday November 28, 2017
Susan Haid, Ass't Director of Planning - Vancouver South Division Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability; "Creating Complete Communities in South Vancouver - Cambie Corridor Planning."

Susan's current work includes comprehensive planning and development along the Cambie Corridor area, Oakridge Town Centre, Heather Lands, Pearson Dogwood, Langara Gardens and East Fraser Lands. The city of Vancouver has unveiled a plan for development along the Cambie Corridor, calling it the most aggressive push for housing yet. The proposal includes plans for 11,500 new homes, townhomes, row houses, rental housing, all matching residents' real incomes. Interesting...
 

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday December 5, 2017
Roger Kilen, Producer TEDx Stanley Park

Roger is the producer of legendary events, one of which is TEDx Stanley Park. He’s a staunch supporter of local businesses and a super connector. Outside of his involvement with TEDx Stanley Park he also hosts meetings of the Vancouver Business Network, helping entrepreneurs grow their businesses through weekly seminars that address just about every business topic imaginable.
 
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CHRISTMAS GET-TOGETHER & CAROLING
Thursday December 7, 2017 7:30 p.m.
Annual RCoV Family Get-Together
Bill & Wendy Dauphinee are inviting us all to join them for an evening of warm fellowship, in cozy surroundings, singing many of your favourite carols and Christmas songs. Don Evans will be playing the piano. If you play an instrument, please bring it along and accompany Don or do a solo.
 
We do not require any musical skills, just members who enjoy singing and those who just want to socialize. Children are welcome.
 
It would be appreciated if everyone could bring a small plate with your favourite hors d'oeuvres or sweets. Wine, beer & soft drinks will be supplied by the hosts.
 
RSVP Wendy Dauphinee at 604-985-9693 or email by clicking on the button below.
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LASER TAG - SAVE THE DATE
Sunday December 3rd 3:00 p.m.
A Social for Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Guests!
Rotaractors (18-30 year old Rotarians) will be converging at Planet Lazer in New Westminister waiting to join forces with Rotarians and guests for an exciting, fun-filled afternoon.
We'd love to have you come play with us! Team members will be a combination of all ages. Be sure to invite your young adult friends and relatives so that they can meet and greet Rotaractors from around the District.
RSVP details will be in next week's Rotor. In the meantime, you can contact joan@posivy.com for info.
Upcoming Events
please click on the titles to register and for more info for specific events
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
 
RCoV BoD Meeting
varies
Dec 07, 2017 5:30 PM
 
RCoV AGM
Dec 12, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
 
Food on the Corner
Dec 16, 2017 11:00 AM
 
Hearing Committee
Terminal City Club
Dec 19, 2017 1:30 PM
 
International Service Committee Meeting
Dec 21, 2017 7:30 PM
 
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
 
Youth Committee Meeting
Terminal City Club
Jan 02, 2018
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
 
RCoV BoD Meeting
varies
Jan 04, 2018 5:30 PM
 
Hearing Committee
Terminal City Club
Jan 16, 2018 1:30 PM
 
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Last Meeting November 14, 2017

President Phil Webber chaired the meeting and gave the invocation.
Don Evans accompanied on the piano for the singing of O Canada.
Jim Evans, Sergeant-at-Arms, introduced visitors and guests.
 
Chair's (Phil Webber's) presentation:
  • The RCoV was represented at the Grandview Cenotaph in Grandview Park on Sat. Nov 11th by Phil's wife, Miriam, their daughter, Shoshanah, and their granddaughter, Alexandra. A moment of reflection and thanks for our veterans and members of the armed forces with the words from "For the Fallen" by Robert Laurence Binyon.
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years codemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
 
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
 
And let us work for peace and in so doing keep in mind the golden rule
which if everyone lived by every day would put an end to conflict and war:
 
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
 
 
Chair's (Phil Webber's) announcements:
  • Special thanks to Don McPhee for playing the Lament last week at our Remembrance Day meeting.
  • Special thanks for Kaz Kadona for acting as greeter last week and Don McPhee this week. We are looking for volunteers to sign up as greeters and cash-desk volunteers for the coming weeks. Please see Sergeant-at-Arms, Jim Evans or Carolyn.
  • Franz Gehriger's achievement upon completion of the Exchange was recognized. Apologies extended for getting the published date of the Grand Opening wrong, preventing many Rotarians from attending. Franz has gracefully offered to host a building tour in the near future. More details in due time.
  • The inaugural meeting for the Hearing Committee, chaired by Jack Zaleski, scheduled for immediately after the regular meeting. Bringing back the sounds of life to the deaf and hard of hearing is the largest area of humanitarian service carried out by the RCoV. Over the past three years we have raised over $150,000 each year for this important initiative.
  • The District 5040 Foundation Dinner, Saturday November 18th. The organizing committee was recognized for their hard work, Min Kuang, John Bathurst, Franco Gallo. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, a not-for-profit corporation funded solely by voluntary contributions from members and friends of Rotary who support its mission to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace.
  • The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities int he U.S.  In ratings released in 2016, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for demonstrating strong financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency. The Foundation also received its ninth straight 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that The Rotary Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in its area of work. Only one percent of charities that Charity Navigator evaluates have received at least nine consecutive 4-star evaluations, demonstrating The Rotary Foundation's public trustworthiness. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness.
  • Using Rotary Foundation grants, Rotary's 35,000 clubs across the globe, including ours, develop and carry out sustainable humanitarian projects and provide scholarships and professional training opportunities that:
    • promote peace
    • provide clean water
    • save mothers and children
    • support education
    • grow local economies
    • fight disease
  • As we all know, The Foundation is a worldwide leader in the efforts to eradicate polio through its partnership with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. When Rotary launched its PolioPlus program in 1985, more than 350,000 people were afflicted with polio each year and the disease was endemic in more than 125 countries. Since 1988, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have immunized over 2.5 billion children reducing the incidence of polio by over 99 percent and eradicating it from all but three countries. Rotary has contributed more the $1 billion and many thousands of hours to eradication effort. 
  • The Foundation also funds the training of hundred of peacemakers through the Rotary Peace Center program which enables fellows to pursue a master's degree or professional certificate at one of Rotary's partner universities. Through academic training, study, and practice, the fellows become leaders who promote peace and aid conflict resolution in their communities and around the world.
 
Secretary's, Franco Gallo, announcements:
  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays: Alison Howard Nov 13, Nick Blom Nov 16, Terry Gunderson Nov 19 
  • member anniversaries: no member anniversaries this week
  • wedding anniversaries: Richard Higgins & Diana Robinson 30 years
Special announcements; members' moments:
  • Kim Lepp gave us her new member talk allowing us all to get to know her a little better. Thanks Kim!
  • Jason Boudreau provided a membership committee update.
 
Program: Jason Boudreau introduced Nikola Girke, 4-time Olympian whose presentation, Business Lessons from an Olympian. Some of the points she covered are:
  • Don't be afraid to lose. The greatest lessons are learned when failure is experienced.
  • Dream big & plan = action. Plan, plan, plan.
  • Surround yourself with a team who believes in the dream. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
  • Give back. Gratitude and appreciation are best expressed by giving back.
 
Meeting adjourned with a toast to overcoming obstacles.
 

November 17, 2017

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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