Vol. 100 No. 21
Philip Webber, President
Franco Gallo, Secretary

Next meeting: Tuesday November 28, 2017 @ Terminal City Club
Susan Haid, Ass't Director of Planning - Vancouver South Division Planning, Urban Design & Sustainability;
eating Complete Communities in South Vancouver - Cambie Corridor Planning."

Susan's current work includes comprehensive planning and development along the Cambie Corridor area, Oakridge Town Centre, Heather Lands, Pearson Dogwood, Langara Gardens and East Fraser Lands. The city of Vancouver has unveiled a plan for development along the Cambie Corridor, calling it the most aggressive push for housing yet. The proposal includes plans for 11,500 new homes, townhomes, row houses, rental housing, all matching residents' real incomes. Interesting...
Join us on Tuesday to hear what Susan has to tell us and to ask questions.

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday December 5, 2017
Roger Kilen, 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.

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).”
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.
Sunday December 3rd 3:00 p.m.
A Social for Rotarians, Rotaractors, and Guests!
Rotaractors (18-30 year old Rotarians) will be converging at Planet Lazer in New Westminister waiting to join forces with Rotarians and guests for an exciting, fun-filled afternoon.
We'd love to have you come play with us! Team members will be a combination of all ages. Be sure to invite your young adult friends and relatives so that they can meet and greet Rotaractors from around the District.
RSVP details will be in next week's Rotor. In the meantime, you can contact for info.
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)
Upcoming Events
please click on the titles to register and for more info for specific events
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
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


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
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.
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Rotary Global Rewards
Joining Rotary
Rotary History
Rotary Foundation
For New Members

Last Meeting November 21, 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:
  • Charles Flavelle paid a wonderful tribute to John & Cindy Hayto for all they have done and continue to do for charity, community, and humanity, each in their own special way. Charles presented John with an art piece to thank you!
    Additionally, the 2018 ski weekend has been announced: SAVE THE DATE FEB 3-4 2018. Contact John Hayto to reserve your spot.
  • Thanks to Min Kuang, John Bathurst, Franco Gallo, Carolyn Treger &  for putting together such a successful District Foundation Dinner held last Saturday, Nov 18th. It was very well attended, 220 people, and raised a significant amount of money for the Foundation (final numbers to be announced in the coming weeks).
  • John Bathurst provided an update on the nominations for the open Director positions on the Board. Please see the notice above in this Rotor for the names. Thanks to all who agreed to have their names stand and though only 3 of the 5 will be elected, all are greatly appreciated for their commitment to Rotary.
  • Phil Webber joined John Richardson at Norquay school for the reading program. His experience, as John had told us is true when he last spoke to the group, was one of the most rewarding experiences he has had as a volunteer. Please consider volunteering to read with these young people. You will not regret it and you will leave the school with a huge smile.
  • Special thanks for John Hayto for acting as greeter this week. We are looking for volunteers to sign up as greeters and sign-in desk volunteers for the coming weeks. Please contact Carolyn if you're interested (email:
Secretary's, Franco Gallo, announcements:
  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays: no member birthdays this week 
  • member anniversariesMass Abedi 9 years
  • wedding anniversaries: no member wedding anniversaries this week
Special announcements; members' moments:
  • Jason Boudreau provided a membership committee update.
Program: Min Kuang introduced Kamyar Asadibeilky, CEO, President & Founder of Machool Technologies. His presentation Tales of a Tech Start Up was interesting. He had lots to say in a short amount of time but managed to fit it in. Interesting he took a lot of points from last week's presentation as they hold true for him and his experience:
  • Why Invest in a tech company - it's the future and it will support the younger generation through their professional lives
  • What to look for when investing in a tech firm
    • a strong leader surrounded by a passionate team
    • well balance company culture
    • good company structure
    • a defined market
    • a good product that can grow
  • What are the risks - such a fast moving industry there are plenty
Kamyar is obviously passionate and his company, Machool Technologies, has a good product platform that helps people & businesses be more productive by helping them streamline their needs. uDo is an innovative all-in-one platform bringing services and service providers onto one convenient application so that users will be able to easily access different services and a range of solutions from one spot rather than having to go to different applications for each service, e.g. couriers. uDo's VISION: With the goal of offering one central interface for all services, uDo is simple, efficient, and insightful.
Meeting adjourned with a toast to supporting our Vancouver Tech pioneers.

December 08, 2017


Phil Webber, President   Franco Gallo, Secretary