Vol. 100 No. 12
Philip Webber, President
Franco Gallo, Secretary

Next meeting: Tuesday September 12, 2017 @ Terminal City Club
Ty Speer, President & CEO, Tourism Vancouver

Ty took over the helm from Rick Antonson in 2014. Tourism Vancouver’s vision is for Vancouver to be known as the most exciting, attractive and welcoming city destination in North America, and a must-visit year-round destination.  Its mission is to attract more visitors, get them to stay longer, spend more and say wonderful things about our destination both during and after their visit.
We believe, as others have said, that as a destination, Vancouver is what the world should be. Our promise to visitors needs to deliver on the core attributes we already own, and on key attributes that we aspire to own. This commitment will lead us to our ultimate goal of becoming a one-of-a-kind destination and genuine brand. To read more about Tourism Vancouver, click HERE. 

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday September 19, 2017
Donna McLennan, Regional Director, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada, BC & Yukon Region

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) is a voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers. We provide 30 grants to Canadian researchers investigating innovative treatments and cures. We also provide free information and support services to patients and caregivers. The LLSC mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.. For more information about LLSC, click HERE. 

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday September 26, 2017
Alyn Edwards, Partner, Peak Communications

Peak Communications specializes in media training, media relations, issues and crisis communications, and video production.

Oktoberfest Saturday October 28th - BRING YOUR FRIENDS!

RCoV's annual fundraiser for our youth programs, Oktoberfest, is fast approaching. Our goal this year is to raise a minimum of $15,000 to ensure we have enough funds to support our youth programs for the year. We need YOUR help to achieve this. Here's what we need:
  1. Donations, donations, donations for the auction. They are starting to come in but we needs a lot more, and we need these as soon as possible. The more the merrier and the bigger the better. Contact your friends and colleagues to see if they too can help. Click HERE to fill out a donation form.
  2. Purchase tickets to attend. Consider purchasing a table for a family party or work social. If you haven't already, please register now by clicking HERE.
We cannot do this without YOU and sincerely thank you in advance for your support.

Upcoming Events
please click on the titles to register and for more info for specific events
Legion poppy sales - volunteer opportunity
Nordstroms & Pacific Centre
Nov 02, 2017 – Nov 04, 2017
Annual Curling Classic
Nov 03, 2017 – Nov 05, 2017
Youth Committee Meeting
Terminal City Club
Nov 07, 2017
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Official Opening of The Exchange Building
Nov 10, 2017
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
International Service Committee Meeting
Pierre Adjoury's home
Nov 16, 2017
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Food on the Corner
Nov 18, 2017 9:00 AM
District Foundation Dinner Nov.18
Terminal City Club
Nov 18, 2017
5:30 PM – 10:00 PM
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
Food on the Corner
Dec 16, 2017 9:00 AM
Dec 26, 2017
Membership Committee Meeting
Franz's office
Dec 26, 2017
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Jan 02, 2018
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Rotary History
Rotary Foundation
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Last Meeting, September 5, 2017

President Phil Webber chaired the meeting and gave the invocation.
Kayo Otake accompanied on the piano for the singing of O Canada.
John Hayto acting Sergeant-at-Arms, introduced visitors and guests.
Chair's (Phil Webber's) announcements:
  • Oktoberfest - tickets are available now. An email will be sent out in due course to facilitate registration. Donations for the auction are needed asap as this is really where we generate the funds required for our youth programs.
  • RLI #1 September 23 at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Richmond, click HERE to register.

Secretary's (Franco Gallo's) announcements:

  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays: Jim Evans Sep 6, Mark Startup Sep 6, Richard Landahl Sep 7
  • member anniversaries: Robert Dueck 35 years
  • wedding anniversaries: Phil & Miriam Webber 48 years
Special announcement & presentations:
  • Thank you to Adriana Zylmans for hosting a farm visit to W&A Farms, her family's farm in Richmond. Adriana's & her brother, Bill's, presentations were informative and entertaining both on a personal level and with regards to the local farming industry.
  • Thank you to Alison Howard, Jocelyn Veith & Clare Contini for representing Team Tapestry at last week's meeting. If you would like to arrange a complimentary lunch and tour for one of the Tapestry Retirement Communities, please contact any of them.
  • Rene A Rachad spoke on how the RCoV contributions to Decoda Literacy Solutions | BC's Literacy Organization are making a difference. The CSC is recommending a further gift of $5,000 for 2017.
  • Paul McCrae provided an update on plans for the Cariboo weekend (Sept 29 - Oct 01): things are up in the air at the moment due to the wildfire situation. Paul will confirm as soon as he knows definitively if & when we can go ahead with the event.
  • Michael Woolnough invited all new members to attend the ISC meeting at Barbary Welsh's home on Sept 14th. This would be the best way to really find out what work is being done and if you would like to participate.
  • Joan Posivy announced a Rotary fundraiser of the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise called the Amazing Race Project. It's open to all ages and fitness levels and sounds like a lot of fun. Everyone is invited to join her in putting together a team or two.
  • Tom Crean announced that his daughter Kelly-ann was married on the weeekend.
Program: Chris Motion introduced Greg Wright, RBC Mid-Market Mergers & Acquisitions, who provided us with a lot of interesting information. For more, visit
Meeting adjourned with a toast to literacy is life.

October 27, 2017


Phil Webber, President   Franco Gallo, Secretary