Vol. 100 No. 18
Philip Webber, President
Franco Gallo, Secretary

Next meeting: Tuesday November 7, 2017 @ Terminal City Club
Rod Hoffmeister - Honourary Lieutenant Colonel 

Honourary Lieutenant Colonel Rod Hoffmeister of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada will be coming to speak to us just prior to Remembrance Day. He, as a multi-generational military family member will, no doubt, recount stories that will be very interesting.
Come to lunch and help us honour our vets and current members of the military. 

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday November 14, 2017
Nikola Girke - Four time Canadian Olympian

Nikola Girke’s life motto “Dare to Dream, Dare to Achieve, Dare to Succeed” is inspired by her idol Terry Fox who said “I just wish people would realize that anything’s possible if you try. Dreams are made if people try.”

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday November 21, 2017
Kamyar Asadibeilky, CEO, President & Founder - Machool Technologies Inc.

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
Dec 07, 2017 5:30 PM
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
Dec 26, 2017
Membership Committee Meeting
Franz's office
Dec 26, 2017
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Jan 02, 2018
Youth Committee Meeting
Terminal City Club
Jan 02, 2018
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
RCoV BoD Meeting
Jan 04, 2018 5:30 PM
Hearing Committee
Terminal City Club
Jan 16, 2018 1:30 PM


Our AGM is coming up on December 12th and we will be electing the following positions:
Vice President
3 directors
Sergeant at Arms
As the nominations committee, we will be reaching out to members to fill these roles but we are most interested in hearing directly from members if they have an interest in letting their name stand for any of these offices.

Last Meeting, October 31st, 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) presentation:
  • Jack Zaleski was presented with his 3rd Paul Harris Fellow. Congratulations Jack for all that you've done, and all that you do for Rotary and specifically our club.
  • Mr Johnathon Strebly and Mr. Mark Busse (Rob Thomson will be inducted at a later date),  of HCMA Architecture + Design were inducted as corporate members of Rotary Club of Vancouver. Welcome!
Chair's (Phil Webber's) announcements:
  • Saturday November 18th - Rotary District 5040 Foundation Dinner. Have you got your tickets yet? It's easy: under Upcoming Events above, click on the "Rotary Foundation Dinner Nov.18". It will take you the event page giving you the details and the registration process. Price is $100 + GST per person.
  • The Hearing & Bike-a-thon Committee is looking for members to help organize the largest, and most successful perennial fundraiser of the RCoV for its 34th year. The event is always held on the 2nd Sunday in July, the next event will be on July 8th 2018. There will be a 2017 wrap-up meeting on Thursday Nov. 2nd @ 5:00 p.m. @ Blair Trenholm's home - hamburgers & beer included. Please let Blair know if you are interested in joining or at least checking out the committee as a possible participant. 
  • Many thanks to the Oktoberfest organizing committee for a job well-done. It will be a bit before the final numbers are in from the auction, but we do know everyone who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves and left with smiles on their faces. Special thanks to all the donors for the live and silent auctions and for our sponsors, in particular Eurocan Industries Ltd. and Dr. Vahid Pazhoh (Vaheet Pashu) for sponsoring the event. FYI, Dr. Vahid Pazhoh, has recently immigrated to Canada and established a dental practice.
  • SAVE THE DATES: The 2018 District 5040 Conference is scheduled for May 31st - June 3rd, 2018 in Squamish. The theme for the conference is Peacing It Together.

Secretary's (Brian Street, acting Secretary) announcements:

  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays: Phil Webber (Nov 1st) 
  • member anniversaries: Bill Davidson 23 years, Don Evans 30 years, Stu Bird 40 years
  • wedding anniversaries: John & Pamela Sullivan 58 years
Special announcements; members' moments:
Program: Assistant Governor, Davinder Grewal, introduced our District Governor, Don Evans, who presented us with District business. Some of the points he covered are:
  • What wonderful work Rotarians have done, and continue to do for those who have been affected by the B.C wildfires.
  • How big Rotary really is, how many clubs, how many members, how many different projects are being worked on every day around the world.
  • There are no quantified statistics showing just how many hours are donated by our members to work on all of those projects. RI would like to remedy this and be able to publicize just how unbelievable our members are. Remember to provide your volunteer hours every month so we can do this and to celebrate all that YOU do.
Meeting adjourned with a toast to charitable giving.

November 17, 2017


Phil Webber, President   Franco Gallo, Secretary