Vol. 101 No. 26
Brian Street, President
Joan Posivy, Secretary

Next meeting: Tuesday January 15, 2019
Pierre Adjoury, President Digitech & Triathlete
The Road to a Healthier Life

Born in Montreal of a French Canadian mother and Egyptian father, Pierre went on to graduate from Bishop’s University with a BBA majoring in Finance. He moved to Vancouver 28 years ago and immediately became self-employed in the Laser Printer industry.  He currently owns Tonerworks, and Digitech Laser.
Married to the beautiful Maria, he resides in North Burnaby, has 3 wonderful step daughters and an adorable 3 year old granddaughter. 
His current passion is health and wellness.  An Ironman enthusiast, (4km swim, 180km bike, 42km run) a race that is considered to be among the toughest one day race on the planet, he has completed 6 of them. 8,000 men worldwide compete in Pierre’s age group, namely 55-59 years old.  He is entering the 2019 season ranked in the top 3%.
Pierre is looking to share and maybe even inspire people to be mindful of their own health and wellness, as he found this to be his very own fountain of youth.

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday January 22, 2019
Anne McMullin, President & CEO Urban Development Institute

The Urban Development Institute is a non-profit association of the development industry and its related professions that is non-partisan in its activities. With over 750 corporate members, UDI Pacific represents thousands of individuals involved in all facets of land development and planning, including: developers, property managers, financial lenders, lawyers, engineers, planners, architects, appraisers, real estate professionals, local governments and government agencies.

Upcoming meeting: Monday January 28, 2019
Joint meeting with UBC & Young Professional Rotaractors @ UBC
Please register via the emailed Eventbrite invitation or CLICK HERE

NO MEETING: Tuesday January 29, 2019


Annual joint Rotary/Rotaract meeting

Monday January 28th, 2019
University of British Columbia
Irving K Barber Learning Centre (IBLC) - room 261
CLICK HERE to register
Contact Joan Posivy, Rotaract Liaison,, 250-551-5626
Come out for an evening of fun at the Comedy Mix on Burrard Street, Vancouver
in support of YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign.
For more information, CLICK HERE
Date: Thursday January 17, 2019
Time: 7:30 p.m. (show starts at 8:30 p.m.)
Location: Comedy Mix, 1015 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y5
Cost: $15.00 per person
Hosts: The Vancouver Young Professionals Rotaract Club
Contact Thomas Miller, Young Professionals President to purchase tickets, CLICK HERE


Come out to committee meetings in the new year, check them out and see if they are a good fit with what you would like to contribute and accomplish within Rotary.
Confirm meeting dates/times with the committee chairs.
  • International Service: Michael Woolnough & Ian Storrs
  • Community Service: Gerry Glazier & Rene Abi-Rached
  • Membership: Franz Gehriger, Jason Boudreau, Min Kuang
  • Networking & Vocational Service: Justin Emilio, Franco Gallo
  • Youth: John Bathurst, Kendall Jessiman
  • Tech: need a few brave individuals who will take this on and move us forward technicallyJoin Alvin Zhao & Jack Zaleski.
  • Marketing & PR: Keith Philips Looking for a new chair and committee members to get this rolling. 
  • Bike-a-thon: Pierre Adjoury, Jack Zaleski
Upcoming Events
please click on the titles for more info for specific events
Food on the Corner
Feb 16, 2019 11:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Swissreal offices (Franz)
Feb 26, 2019
Community Service Committee Meeting
Terminal City Club
Feb 26, 2019
1:40 PM – 3:00 PM
Youth Committee Meeting
Terminal City Club
Mar 05, 2019 11:00 AM
Networking & Vocational Service Committee
Brady Carpenter's office
Mar 07, 2019
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Food on the Corner
Mar 16, 2019 11:00 AM

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Last Meeting January 8, 2019

President Brian Street chaired the meeting and gave the invocation.
Tom Crean, led the singing of O Canada.
Joe Lopushinsky, Sergeant-at-Arms, introduced visitors and guests.
President's Announcements:
  • On Monday January 28th we will be holding a joint meeting out at UBC with our Two Rotaractor Clubs. You will have received an invitation via Eventbrite to register, please do so at your earliest convenience. IMPORTANT: This joint meeting will be in lieu of our regular meeting for that week; there will NOT be a meeting on Tuesday January 29th.
Joan Posivy, provided the Secretary's announcements:
  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays: Stu Bird Jan9th, D'Arcy Warner Jan9th, Inder Johal Jan11th
  • member anniversaries: Katherine Copeland 1 year, Jill Pennefather 1 year
  • wedding anniversaries: none this week
Special announcement and member's moments:
  • Katherine Copeland, as co-chair of the youth gala organizing committee, invited members to join the committee. A date and time for the first planning meeting will be set (update: meeting will be at the Water Street Cafe, 6pm Wed. January 16th).
  • John Hayto, provided an update and extended an invitation to all for the 2019 Ski Weekend. The schedule will roughly be:
    • Friday February 15th, dinner at Barb Welsh & Bob Macdonald's home, 6-6:30
    • Saturday February 16th, free time to ski, shop, curl up with a book (essentially whatever you enjoy), lunch @ Christine's, dinner @ Bearfoot Bistro (thanks to Kaz Kadono)
    • Sunday February 17th, more time for skiing, winter hiking, shopping, etc.
  • John is looking for hosts for accommodation for guests; please contact John Hayto asap if you can help
  • Interested in attending? Email John asap to reserve a spot (limited availability so on a first-come, first-serve basis).
  • Brian Street passed on a message from Ralf Behringer regarding an opportunity for someone to attend the Business Execution Summit 2019 in Calgary, AB on March 10-12. Ralf won the registration at the VanEx charity lunch but cannot attend himself. The event is currently sold out. The value of the registration is $1,200. If you are interested, a donation to our Club would be appreciated. CLICK HERE for more information.
Gordon Esau introduced guest speaker Honorable James Moore. Mr. Moore's topic was 2019: Trump, Canada & Politics.
The presentation was very interesting, enlightening for some, thought provoking for others. It covered some history of recent years, in particular reflecting on issues faced by society over the last 10 years or so, providing context for what has led to today's political climate. A very brief, high level overview of the new NAFTA/USCMA agreement was provided as well as Mr. Moore's perspective on what the key political moments will be faced in 2019.
Overall, Hon. James Moore's presentation was excellent and very well received by our Club. If you missed it and would like more information be sure to contact another member who did attend.
Meeting adjourned with a toast to a great 2019!

February 8, 2019


Brian Street, President   Joan Posivy, Secretary