Vol. 101 No. 29
Brian Street, President
Joan Posivy, Secretary


Next meeting: Tuesday February 5, 2019
Michael Vonn, Policy Director, BC Civil Liberties Association
Cybersecurity: Hot topic and burning civil liberties issue 

Michael Vonn is a lawyer and has been the Policy Director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association since 2004. She has been an Adjunct Professor at UBC in the Faculty of Law and in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies where she has taught civil liberties and information ethics. She has many publications under her belt and is a frequent speaker on a variety of civil liberties topics including privacy, national cesurity, policing, surveillance and free speech. Ms. Vonn is currently a collaborator on Big Data Surveillance, a multi-year research project led by Queens University. She is an Advisory Board Member of Ryerson University's Centre for Free Expression and an Advisory Board Member of Privacy International.


Upcoming meeting: Tuesday February 12, 2019
Ada Lee, Entertainer (jazz, blues, soul, gospel)
A life filled with music

Ada Lee was born in Springfield, Ohio and grew up there in a musical family. From the time Ada was in junior high school she took her singing seriously and studied intensively with teachers in Springfield and at the Dayton Conservatory of Music. Her training was formal, and most of the songs on which she worked were classical. Her career started in Ohio after leaving University where she had continued her musical studies. In 1957 she began to receive wider notice and her musical career took off in 1960 when George Wein became her personal manager.
For several decades Lee lived in the community of Peterborough, Ontario, northeast of Toronto, where she has served countless charities in the area and founded the Voices for Life Gospel Choir. For her work on stage and television and with the Peterborough Centennial Choir, Lee has been honored with the Governor General's Award and a plaque on the Pathway of Fame at Peterborough’s Del Crary Park. She recently moved to Vancouver to be closer to family.
Source: Wikipedia
District 5040 Foundation Dinner

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Crystal Ball Room, 11780 River Road, Richmond

6:00 PM Reception with Appys
7:00 PM Buffet Dinner Indian and Canadian

Dress Up for Any Culture or Country
Silent and Live Auction, Entertainment
Paul Harris Fellow matching recognition US $500

$60 per person until February 25, 2019
$70 per person after February 25th 

The Rotary Foundation awarded nearly $700 million in PolioPlus grants from 2010 to 2017. Vaccines are largely covered by other donors, so Rotary International provides funds to cover the gaps. Grateful to our members for their generosity and commitment to making progress to #endpolio.
Upcoming Events
please click on the titles for more info for specific events
Food on the Corner
Mar 16, 2019 11:00 AM
Youth Gala Organizing Committee Meeting
Water Street Cafe
Mar 20, 2019 5:30 PM
International Service Committee Meeting
Listel Hotel
Mar 21, 2019 7:30 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Swissreal offices (Franz)
Mar 26, 2019
Youth Committee Meeting
Terminal City Club
Apr 02, 2019 11:00 AM
Networking & Vocational Service Committee
Navid's office
Apr 04, 2019
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Food on the Corner
Apr 20, 2019 11:00 AM

Membership Matters

Vancouver Club Ski Weekend
February 15-17 2019
Only a couple of weeks away
Contact John Hayto if you want to join the group.
Come for the whole weekend.
Come for the day on Saturday.
Skiing not essential - Enjoy whatever it is YOU like best, be it skiing, snowshoeing, shopping, sitting by the fire reading.
Whatever it is, enjoy the Rotarian camaraderie and deepened friendships.
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Last Meeting January 28, 2019

President of the Vancouver Young Professionals, Thomas Miller, opened the meeting greeting all and acknowledging what a great opportunity it is to be together, Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Interactors.
UBC Rotaractor President, Olivia Li, and President-Elect, Feyenne Hung, gave the group a brief presentation about their work and upcoming trip to Ghana. This is a joint project with the Rotaract Club of Apam. The focus being primarily girls education. An ambitious and exciting trip. John Hayto, has let the group know that he has a contact who may be able to help with the red tape for the trip. Thanks John!
For more information about the UBC Rotaractors, CLICK HERE
Young Professionals President, Thomas Miller, provided an introduction to who and what their Club is all about. Included were some highlights of the volunteering they have done recently: Honour House top to bottom cleaning, cooking & serving a family dinner at the Ronald Mcdonald House, supporting homeless women on the eastside with the Shoebox project, raising funds (e.g., comedy night) for YMCA programs. Upcoming in March they will be hosting a fundraiser for our own EndPolio program - stay tuned for more info. 
It was clear that this group is a very cohesive, supportive group who enjoy working and playing together. Their numbers are growing. Great work!
Thomas encouraged us to host more joint events. Let's use a common calendar to start, get out and help each other, forging lasting relationships between all the Vancouver Club groups. 
Our President, Brian Street, reminded us that this is the 4th annual joint meeting. We had a great turnout with 12 UBC Rotaractors, 9 Young Professsionals, 3 Interactors, 19 Rotarians and guests, and 1 international guest from India for a total of 44. Brian had looked up some stats: there are approximately 175,000 Rotaractors world-wide in 7,500 Clubs. Amazing!
Some of the Vancouver Club events that garnish great support from the Rotaractors are the bike-a-thon, the hoop-a-thon, and the youth gala. We are happy to support the Rotaractors to attend the RYLA North America and also the Big West Rotaract Conference.
All Vancouver Club members are encouraged to support and participate in events and meetings with Rotaractors. These wonderful people are our future Rotarians!
For more information about the Young Professionals Club, CLICK HERE.
For up to date information about what the Club has been up to and what they have planned, check out their Facebook page, CLICK HERE.
Brian thanked Joan Posivy for organizing the meeting. Joan is a great asset to our Club but not only our Club Secretary but also the District Rotaract Chair. Thank you Joan!
Olivia & Thomas led us through some interactive questions that got some great discussions going at the tables. The Rotaractors moved between tables for each question so we were able to meet as many of each other as possible. Lots of chatter, time was too short.
Paul McCrae provided the best guidance for all through our discussions:
  • When brainstorming, Let Your Mind Hang Loose; you never know where some crazy idea will lead you.
Olivia Li closed the meeting, encouraging everyone to reflect on (1) what have you accomplished in the last year and (2) what are your goals for the next year. We shall reconvene next year to talk about it.

March 08, 2019


Brian Street, President   Joan Posivy, Secretary