Vol. 100 No. 29
Philip Webber, President
Franco Gallo, Secretary

Next meeting: Tuesday February 6, 2018
Ms. Shawn Bayes, Executive Director,
Greater Vancouver Elizabeth Fry Society
"Adventure Programs for Youth at Risk"

Shawn Bayes’ career in the social services and justice fields spans more than 30 years, virtually all of which has been served at EFry. Since becoming executive director in 1997, she has led the organization in creating initiatives that address the issues leading to justice system involvement, including several which have become national standards of practice in Canada.
EFry was founded in 1939 by a small group of volunteers dedicated to transforming conditions for women and girls in custody. Since then, EFry has grown to an organization of 180 staff and more than 500 volunteers. We’ve succeeded in establishing female prisoners’ rights to single gender detention facilities, winning acceptance for in-prison schooling, founding Vancouver’s methadone program and developing community alternatives to prison which have been adopted nationwide.
Join us on Tuesday to hear Ms. Bayes' presentation.

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday February 13, 2018
Franz Gehriger, CEO, Swissreal Group & RCoV member
Exclusive tour of "The Exchange" building

The Exchange building is Vancouver's first LEED Platinum certified heritage conversion building. The Old Stock Exchange’s striking use of a variety of materials – and eclectic approach to architecture common in the Edwardian era – inspired a bold solution to engineering, economic and environmental challenges in the new building.

The building was Vancouver’s first modern stock exchange, opening in 1929. The Exchange will retain the shell of the Old Stock Exchange building, including many notable features from its days as a traditional ‘open-outcry’ trading floor.

The new design conserves the best of the old structure — while bringing standards of sustainability, efficiency and comfort into the 21st century.

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday February 20, 2018
Evening dinner meeting at UBC - NO LUNCH MEETING
Joint meeting with Rotaract Clubs sponsored by RCoV

See below for more information.

Tuesday February 20th, 2018
6:15pm - 7:45pm

Joint dinner meeting between the Rotaractors and the Rotary Club of Vancouver. Location will be at the Irving K Barber Learning Centre, UBC. Please register so that we can be sure to have enough seating and food for all.
We are proud to have dinner supplied by Potluck Catering. The Potluck Cafe Society was founded in 2001 to help end the cycle of poverty in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside community and address the needs of it's more nutritionally vulnerable residents through solutions that promote employment and nutrition. Dinner will be assorted sandwiches (including vegetarian options), salads, desserts and tea/coffee.
The agenda will include reports by all three Clubs (2 Rotaract & RCoV) highlighting ongoing projects that are of interest to all.
Please join us in this, the first joint meeting of 2018, to help strengthen the ties between the Clubs.

Rotary Code of Conduct


As a Rotarian, I will

  1. Exemplify the core value of integrity in all behaviors and activities
  2. Use my vocational experience and talents to serve in Rotary
  3. Conduct all of my personal, business, and professional affairs ethically, encouraging and fostering high ethical standards as an example to others
  4. Be fair in all dealings with others and treat them with the respect due to them as fellow human beings
  5. Promote recognition and respect for all occupations which are useful to society
  6. Offer my vocational talents: to provide opportunities for young people, to work for the relief of the special needs of others, and to improve the quality of life in my community
  7. Honor the trust that Rotary and fellow Rotarians provide and not do anything that will bring disfavor or reflect adversely on Rotary or fellow Rotarians
  8. Not seek from a fellow Rotarian a privilege or advantage not normally accorded others in a business or professional relationship
Upcoming Events
please click on the titles to register and for more info for specific events
RCoV BoD Meeting
Mar 01, 2018 5:30 PM
Youth Committee Meeting
Terminal City Club
Mar 06, 2018
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
International Service Committee Meeting
Mar 15, 2018 7:30 PM
Food on the Corner
Mar 17, 2018 11:00 AM
Hearing Committee
Terminal City Club
Mar 20, 2018 1:30 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Franz's office
Mar 27, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Bike-a-thon Committee Meeting
TCC lunch room
Mar 27, 2018
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Youth Committee Meeting
Terminal City Club
Apr 03, 2018
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
RCoV BoD Meeting
Apr 05, 2018 5:30 PM


RCoV's Newest Potential Member

CORRECTION: Chester Huang's notice was posted as a Corporate posting. Chester's application is as an individual member, not corporate.
If no written objection is filed with the Secretary within 7 days of this notice, Chester Huang, will upon payment of the dues and assessments determined by the Board, be declared elected as a Member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver and recognized by Rotary International.
The classification that Chester Huang will hold is "Technology: Payment Solutions"
Proposed by: Min Kuang
Seconded by: Angela Pan
Found: a pair of reading glasses, strength +3.00. If they are yours, contact Carolyn. 
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Last Meeting January 26, 2018

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:
  • Welcome to District Governor, Don Evans
  • Vacational SErvice Month is almost over. The following is an excerpt from the Introduction to Vocational Service publication.

    What is vocational service? If you are an active, engaged Rotarian, you probably view vocational service as a way of life, even if you find it difficult to articulate a clear definition. This handbook can help you gain a better understanding of vocational service and equip you with ideas to help you practice it through your club activities and in your career.

    The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Object, which calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster”:
    • High ethical standards in business and professions
    • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
    • The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.

    CLICK HERE to view the handbook.
  • Rotary Code of Conduct. An important reminder for all -- see above.
  • A tour of The Exchange Building courtesy of Franz Gehriger has been scheduled for 12:30 (right after a quick lunch) on Tuesday February 13th. Arrive promptly for noon so that you can finish your lunch before we walk over, en mass, to The Exchange.
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is an exciting, and challenging, leadership training program for leaders, and 'potential' leaders, between the ages of 19 and 30. The youth committee need your help in suggesting young people (name and contact details) between the ages of 19 & 30 who might like to participate. Please provide name to Joan Posivy and Kendall Jessiman. CLICK HERE for info about the event.
  • The Rotary International Convention is in Canada this year -- Toronto June 23 - 27. CLICK HERE for more info and to register. It will be in Germany in 2019.
Secretary's, Franco Gallo, announcements:
  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above); 
  • birthdays: Ralf Behringer Jan 24th, Kaz Kadono Jan 27th
  • member anniversaries: Jenifer Brousseau 2 years, Ann Lippert 12 years, D'Arcy Warner 21 years, Curt Haase 41 years, Nick Blom 47 years
  • wedding anniversaries: none this week
Special presentations:
  • Induction of Kamyar Asadibeiky, classification Technology: Services. Welcome Kamyar!
  • Paul Harris Fellow Recognition Pins were presented, after an address by Phil regarding the importance of donations to the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, to:
    Malcolm Hunter, plus 3
    Wolfgang Degemann, plus 1 & plus 3 (the former found in archive)
    Michael Woolnough, plus 3 (found in archive, Michael already has Plus 6)
Special announcements; members' moments:
  • District Governor, Don Evans, reminded everyone of the upcoming District 5040 annual conference on May31 - Jun03 at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. CLICK HERE for more info and to register. Contact Peter Clarke if you have any questions.
  • Joan Posivy encouraged all to register and attend the joint meeting with the two Rotaract Clubs on February 20th starting at 6:15pm out at UBC. The Rotaract members are really looking forward to forging stronger bonds with us. There is parking nearby and buses run very close to the venue as well. CLICK HERE to register and for a bit more info.
  • John Hayto provided an update for the RCoV ski weekend, Feb2-4. Everything is ready to go. A heartfelt thanks to Kaz Kadono for organizing the Saturday evening dinner at the Bearfoot Bistro, Gordon Esau for opening his home for the Friday evening dinner. Phil extended thanks to John for organizing this great event.
  1. Bill Davidson introduced Dave Steverding, a Vancouver Police Detective in the Youth Squad and a volunteer with Odd Squad Productions. Dave's presentation was titled, Prevention and How It Relates to Drug Use and Addiction.

    The Odd Squad is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The group works exclusively on their own time (not work time) volunteering, seemingly tirelessly, to educate youth about the realities of drug use and gang involvement. They use reality-based documentaries relaying the stories of those who have made a series of choices that have led them to end up on the infamous East Side. Their first documentary, Through A Blue Lens, is now over 18 years old and is still being used as an educational tool. If you haven't seen their documentaries, you can access them in a variety of ways.
  • watch Through A Blue Lens, National Film Board, CLICK HERE
  • purchase copies of productions, CLICK HERE
  • what is the Odd Squad working on now, CLICK HERE

    (Copied from the Odd Squad website) Clearly, education and prevention is a good thing, and Odd Squad Productions Society wants to prevent children and youth becoming involved in gangs or using drugs. Once a young person or young adult truly understands the consequences to using drugs, as it relates to their life and those around them, they usually make better decisions around risky behaviour. It is on this basis that our program was developed almost 20 years ago and has continued to see success with youth throughout Canada. 

    For more information about Odd Squad Productions, visit their website, CLICK HERE.
Meeting adjourned with a toast to educating against drug use.

February 23, 2018


Phil Webber, President   Franco Gallo, Secretary