Vol. 100 No. 15
Philip Webber, President
Franco Gallo, Secretary

Next meeting: Tuesday October 17, 2017 @ Terminal City Club
Lorrie Miller PH.D & Dr. Samson Nashon, Dadaab Refugee Project 

Dadaab Secondary Teacher Education is an important, unique educational and humanitarian endeavor underway in the Dadaab Refugee Camps in northeastern Kenya. The University of British Columbia and Moi University (Eldoret, Kenya) are partnering to offer a Moi Diploma in Secondary Teacher Education. In addition to the university diploma program, we have an ongoing long-term research project around living, learning, and teaching in the camps, led by faculty members in the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy. Click HERE for more info.
Please join us on Tuesday to hear Drs. Miller & Nashon speak.

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday October 24, 2017
Member, Chris Motion; Foundations Presentation

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday October 31, 2017
District Governor, Don Evans; Club Visit

Remembrance Day - Fundraiser for Veterans
More volunteers to sell Remembrance Day poppies outside of Nordstroms and the Pacific Center are required for Thursday, Friday and Saturday,  November 2, 3 and 4.
Please contact Brian Kerr by e-mail at
A number of the legion members who are the veterans who fought to defend our way of life and freedoms are aging and unable to stand with the tins and poppies to place on donor’s lapels.  The average age of the legion branch we would be volunteering for is over 80.

Bring friends, family, colleagues!
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. So far we have sold less than 100 tickets. Please consider purchasing a table for a family party or work social. It's easy to share the registration link with family & friends, simply send the following url via email,
We cannot do this without YOU and sincerely thank you in advance for your support.


We have received a request of support from Rotary Club of Vancouver Sunrise to support them by voting as often as possible via the link below before next Thursday.  If they get enough votes they could win $50,000 for kids on the downtown east side.
Ron Suzuki (who sits on our Hoop-A-Thon Committee) has submitted a proposal for a ROTARY Youth Power Leadership Project to Aviva and has been approved for a chance to win a $50,000 grant.  We are competing with other projects across the country and there are numerous other awards, based on votes…
How can you help?  You are encouraged to vote BEFORE OCTOBER 19/17.  Each member can give 18 votes to our ROTARY project!!
RCoV Curling Classic - 40th year running!
All members are invited to attend and participate in the Squamish Curling bonspiel over the weekend of November 3, 4 and 5.  No experience is necessary and instruction and equipment will be provided. 
The Rotary Club of Vancouver fall Curling Classic has been going on for 40 years and is a pile of fun for curlers and non-curlers alike. 
Please see the attached sign-up sheet and respond ASAP before registration closes on October 25, 2017. CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION FORM.
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


Congratulations to our newest members, EYEXPO TECHNOLOGY CORP. and its individual representatives, Mr. Xiangsheng Pan and his daughters, Angela Pan & Eliza Pan  who will become members of the Rotary Club of Vancouver, upon payment of the dues and assessments determined by the Board.
EYEXPO TECHNOLOGY CORP. and its representatives will hold the classification, VR (Virtual Reality) Technology: Software and Content Development
Proposed by: Min Kuang
Seconded by: Franco Gallo
If no written objection is filed with the Secretary within the next 7 days of this notice, HCMA Architecture + Design and its individual representatives, Mark Busse, Johnathon Strebly & Rob Thomson will, upon payment of the dues and assessments determined by the Board, be declared elected as Corporate Members of the Club with HDMA Architecture + Design's representatives being individual members of the Rotary Club of Vancouver recognized by Rotary International.
The classification HDMA Architecture & Design and its representatives will hold is TBA.
Proposed by: Brian Street
Seconded by: Jason Boudreau
At the regular club meetings on October 24 the club will be asked to approve the nomination of a member as District Governor Nominee and at the meetings on October 31 and November 7 to ratify and confirm the resolutions passed October 24.

Last Meeting, October 10th, 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:
  • Oct 31st, 2017 is the date for District Governor Don Evan's visit. Directors and Officers of the Club, Chairs of the Community Service, International Service, Youth Services, Vocational Service and Membership Committees are invited to meet with the District Governor at 10:45 a.m., prior to the regular Club meeting. The agenda will be to review significant projects, program & initiatives.
  • Our event committees are working really hard to ensure their respective events are successful. Kudos to both the Oktoberfest & Foundations Dinner teams. If anyone is aware of companies or individuals who would be responsive to a sponsorship proposal for either event, please contact (Oktoberfest) Parisa Adrangi or (Foundation Dinner) Franco Gallo.
  • New corporate member HCMA Architecture + Design, represented by Mark Busse, Jonathon Strebly & Rob Thomson was approved by the Board last Thursday and has just been published in the Rotor (Oct 7th), thereby starting the 14 day notice period.
  • Soon to come: Tea/coffee & dessert option for $10.50 as an alternative to the full buffet if you are on a "pay as you go" payment plan.

Secretary's (Franco Gallo's) announcements:

  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays: Paul Martin Oct 13th, Verona Edelstein Oct 16th
  • member anniversaries: none this week
  • wedding anniversaries: Keith Phillips & Theresia Lee 1 year, Curt & Haase Ingeborg 53 years, Wolfgang & Ida Degemann 60 years!
Special announcements; members' moments:
  • Phil Webber, My rowing reunion, just over 50 years since representing Canada in the Pan Am Games!
  • Brian Street, guest, Aidan Henry, an event planner will meet with whomever is interested after the meeting to provide some tips & tricks for our upcoming events.
Program: Franco Gallo introduced Aaron Zuo (CTO) & Sean Chan (CTO) of Eyexpo, who provided us with some wonderful information about the up & coming world of virtual reality and its many uses both professionally and personally. Truly a fascinating, and definitely an area we will see lots of growth in the not too distant future.
Meeting adjourned with a toast to the future of virtual reality.

October 27, 2017


Phil Webber, President   Franco Gallo, Secretary