Vol. 100 No. 22
Philip Webber, President
Franco Gallo, Secretary

Next meeting: Tuesday December 5, 2017 @ Terminal City Club
Roger Killen, 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.
Join us on Tuesday to hear what Roger has to tell us and to ask questions.

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday December 12, 2017
Rotary Club of Vancouver, Annual General Meeting

All members are encouraged to attend and vote in our 2018-19 Board. See below, under Member Matters, for the current slate of nominees for the open Director positions.
Please note that, “Any ten members of the Rotary Club of Vancouver, in good standing, may nominate an eligible member (refer to the Part 7 of the Bylaws) for the position of director, Vice-President or Sergeant-at-Arms Elect.  Any such nomination shall be delivered to the Secretary (Franco Gallo or to Carolyn for the Secretary) prior to the first Regular Meeting  in December (i.e. before December 5).”

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday December 19, 2017
Rotary Club of Vancouver, End-of-Year Holiday Social

A time for celebration. Come one, come all and share in the laughter, singing and Rotary hospitality. If you plan on bringing guests, please let Carolyn know asap so that we can be sure to have enough food for all to enjoy.
The Rotary Club of Vancouver consists of men and women who are business and community leaders. Its members come from diverse backgrounds in business and in community affairs. They are committed to "giving back" by contributing solutions to many social and community needs, locally and internationally.
The Rotary Club meets at the Terminal City Club in downtown Vancouver every Tuesday for lunch and:
  • to share fun and the friendship of persons from many different walks of life,
  • to share ideas and information pertaining to business, the professions and community needs,
  • to plan our Rotary Club's upcoming humanitarian service projects, and
  • to experience an interesting program which usually includes a guest speaker on a current business or humanitarian topic.
Please check our website for details of the Rotary Club's charitable projects, its other activities and the "Four Way Test" to which all Rotarians subscribe. The web address is 
We would love to have you join us for lunch so you can experience Rotary for yourself, first hand. Here's my card. Please call me so we can make the arrangements.
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.
You are invited to
Every year the Vancouver Executives Association hosts an annual Christmas Charity Lunch
When: Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 11:00 am to 3-3:30PM
Where: The Four Seasons Hotel
How Much: $75 (plus taxes)
What can you win: there are 100 raffle draws for almost $15,000 in prizes.
This year, the event will be held for the benefit of…
(click on the image below for more info about the charity)
AGM for the
RCoV Hearing Foundation
Dec. 5th, 1:30 p.m.
@ Franz's office,
890 W. Pender St.
Upcoming Events
please click on the titles to register and for more info for specific events
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
International Service Committee Meeting
Jan 18, 2018 7:30 PM
Food on the Corner
Jan 20, 2018 11:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Franz's office
Jan 30, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
RCoV BoD Meeting
Feb 01, 2018 5:30 PM
Youth Committee Meeting
Terminal City Club
Feb 06, 2018
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
International Service Committee Meeting
Feb 15, 2018 7:30 PM
Food on the Corner
Feb 17, 2018 11:00 AM
Hearing Committee
Terminal City Club
Feb 20, 2018 1:30 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Franz's office
Feb 27, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM


2018-19 RCoV BoD
NOTICE of Nominations

  • Bill Davidson
Directors, 3 to be elected
for term July2018-June2020:
  • Angus Campbell
  • Franco Gallo
  • Ian Storrs
  • Jack Zaleski
  • Verona Edelstein
  • John Richardson
Dessert & Tea/Coffee only: $13
Advise the check-in desk if you would like the Dessert & Tea/Coffee option. You will pick up a token to put at your place setting so that the TCC staff are aware of your choice.
We hope this will encourage some who don't want to partake in the full lunch to come out and join us more often.
Rotary Links
Rotary International
RI President Home
Rotary Global Rewards
Joining Rotary
Rotary History
Rotary Foundation
For New Members
Rotary Club of Vancouver
functional areas of operation
Have questions about who's who and what's what? Check out the structural chart via the button below. It provides the names of the people who are the key contacts for the various Club committees and areas of responsibilty.

Last Meeting November 28, 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:
  • Paul Harris Fellowship Award was presented to Min Kuang who has contributed to the growth of our club in a great way over the last year (her first year as a member). 
  • John Bathurst provided a nominations committee update coming up to next week's AGM and election.
  • Many have asked for an elevator pitch they can use to provide a consistent message when asked, "What Is Rotary?" A copy is available for all to memorize. See notes above in this Rotor. Click here for a copy to download.
  • Also available is the current organizational chart, click here for a copy.
  • The lunch option for dessert & tea/coffee for a fee of $13.00 (which only covers the fee charged by Terminal City Club) is now available for members who are on the "pay-as-you-go" option. The intent of this option is to encourage those members who do not regularly come out to meetings to come and spend some time with us. We will be trialing the program for the next few months. Please let us know what you think.
  • This year's Christmas social will be on December 19th.
  • RCoV has received $11,671.88 of Koerner funds for which we are very grateful.
  • John Richardson, be sure to save-the-date, or even better register, for the Club ski weekend at Whistler, Feb 2-4 2018. Doug Forsyth, a former Club member and now retired, has had the peak-to-peak terminal named after him in recognition of his contributions to the Whistler community.
Secretary's, Franco Gallo, announcements:
  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays: Sue Haralds-Towsley Nov 26, Min Kuang Nov 27, Jocelyn Vieth Dec 2, Mindy Tulsi-Ingram Dec 3
  • member anniversaries: Min Kuang 1 year, Jason Boudreau 6 years, David Motion 25 years, Don MacKinnon 36 years, Ralph Towsley 38 years, Jim Evans 38 years, John Hoyle 41 years, Joel Chodos 55 years
  • wedding anniversaries: Charles & Lucille Flavelle 62 years
Special announcements; members' moments:
  • Rene Abi-Rached provided a report on the CKNW Telethon held on Nov 29th. It will be the 40th annual telethon held at the Vancouver Hotel. Phil will be talking at 5:45, hope you can tune in to hear him speak. A couple of more volunteers needed. (Call was answered by the end of the meeting.)
  • Brian Street provided a report on the Shelter Box Appreciation Dinner, Hero Awards event held on Nov 4th. Brian attended with Min & another guest to represent our Club. Such a great cause, please look them up on-line ( RCoV was recognized as a bronze contributor for 2016-17. Perhaps we can up the anti and become a silver or even gold award recipient in the upcoming years.
  • Michael Woolnough advised that a container destined for Kiev will be loading on Saturday Dec 2nd. It will be sending off equipment secured from the Childrens Hospital and will be loading at the regular place, Riverview at 9 a.m. If you are interested in helping out with loading containers in the future, contact Michael. Many hand make light work so please consider donating a few hours when needed.
  • Rene Abi-Rached introduced this week's speaker, Susan Haid. She provided a wonderful overview of the city's zoning and transformation for the Cambie corridor. Their focus is to provide significant housing for the mid-range families, income of $30,000 - $80,000. A sector that has been largely ignored and are having a very difficult time breaking into the housing market. In addition there will be units at either end of the spectrum, low income and high end. 
  • The majority of developments will be mid-rise housing and mixed-use housing. Approximately 10,000 units have been approved for development in the arterial sites (closest to the main route) and the should sites (a block or two away). Included will be a significant number of rental units, social housing units and senior housing units. 
  • The focus is definitely to provide a balanced vibrant community all along the corridor from Broadway down to the river.
  • Any questions, please contact Susan at
Meeting adjourned with a toast to good urban planning for Vancouver.

December 15, 2017


Phil Webber, President   Franco Gallo, Secretary