Vol. 100 No. 13
Philip Webber, President
Franco Gallo, Secretary

Next meeting: Tuesday October 03, 2017 @ Terminal City Club
Sister Nancy Brown 
"Buying Sex is a Crime! Stop the Demand."

Working tirelessly for the most vulnerable in BC - homeless youth and young people at risk for human trafficking and sexual exploitation, Sister Nancy Brown is a 2012 Order of British Columbia recipient. She has worked directly with youth at Vancouver's Covenant House for close to 20 years.
Please join us on Tuesday to hear Sister Brown speak. 

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday October 10, 2017 (updated)
Angela Pan (Operations Manager) & Sean Chen (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. Click HERE for more information about Eyexpo.

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.

Oktoberfest Saturday October 28th - BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

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.

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
Dec 26, 2017
Membership Committee Meeting
Franz's office
Dec 26, 2017
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Jan 02, 2018


If no written objection is filed with the Secretary within the next 14 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

Last Meeting, September 26, 2017

President Phil Webber chaired the meeting and gave the invocation.
Kayo Otake accompanied on the piano for the singing of O Canada.
Jim Evans, Sergeant-at-Arms, introduced visitors and guests.
Chair's (Phil Webber's) announcements:
  • Oktoberfest - an email was sent out to all providing a means to register and buy tickets. It is easy, quick and safe to do this. Invite your guests (friends, family, business associates) and please do so ASAP so the Oktoberfest committee knows how many tickets to reserve for the Club. As an alternative you may email Carolyn.
  • Donations, donations, donations needed for the auction -- the future vitality of our youth programs is at stake.
  • Not to be missed:  the Exchange Building (475 Howe St., Vancouver) official opening with Vancouver's mayor will be held at 10:00 a.m. on November 10th. This building, a project of Franz's, is the most sustainable downtown project with a heritage conversion in North America! All members are invited. Click HERE for more info about the building.
  • Oktoberfest, October 28th. Wolfgang Degemann Joe Lopushinsky encouraged all to please purchase tickets. NOTE: Both William Tsai of the RCoV Centennial and the Taipei group donated the cost of a ticket ($75 each) to help our youth programs.
  • Kendall Jessiman emphasized the importance of next week's Youth Committee meeting and welcomes all interested members to attend. Time & place: Tuesday October 3rd, 11:00 a.m. @ Terminal City Club (in our regular meeting room).

Secretary's (Franco Gallo's) announcements:

  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays: Fred West Sep 26th, Rene Abi-Rached Sep 28th, Franco Gallo Sep 29th, Jennifer Brousseau Oct 1st
  • member anniversaries: Joan Posivy 1 year, Narv Gill 15 years
  • wedding anniversaries: Rene & Brigitte Fluri 21 years
Special announcement & presentations:
  • Welcome to our Assistant District Governor, Davinder Grewal.
  • William Tsai, President of the Rotary Club of Vancouver Centennial, introduced the visiting Rotary members from their sister club, the Rotary Club of Taipei YungFu. Patty Lin of RC of Taipei YungFu provided us with a presentation about their club and introduced the other visiting Rotarians, including Alex Liu of the RC of Taipei Fuyou.
  • Visiting guests, Leo Chen & Chester Huang of IOTPAY were recognized as sponsors for the Foundation Dinner and were recognized for their $2,000 corporate sponsorship.
Program: Jim Evans introduced Alyn Edwards, Founding Partner of Peak Communicators. Alyn provided an entertaining presentation weaving his communication history and experience together with his love and passion for classic cars. To read more about his classic cars click HERE.
Meeting adjourned with a toast to international fellowship and our Taiwanese friends.

October 27, 2017


Phil Webber, President   Franco Gallo, Secretary