Message From President Phil
Error in Rotor (Mar29) Corrected:
We are not entering the sixth year of our Sister Club Relationship with the Rotary Club of Tokyo Setagaya South. Rather we are entering our 13th year! RCoV's first agreement with the RC of Tokyo Setagaya South was originally signed in 2005 when Jack Zaleski was President of RCoV and attended the Rotary International Convention in Osaka. The agreement was signed by Jack and by Chofuu Yanai President of the RC of Tokyo Setagaya South.
The event is driven by ROTARY Club of Vancouver Sunrise, ROTARY Club of Vancouver Yaletown and ROTARY Club of Vancouver. The Hoop-A-Thon is also supported by Vancouver Young Professionals Rotaract Club. MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Saturday April 28th - only 3 weeks away!
This year's goal is to raise $40,000 ($30,000 by Rotary); $20,000 will be awarded in Post Secondary Scholarships and Vocational Training, and $20,000 will be presented to the Strathcona Community Centre Youth Basketball Program. 
All of the students who receive funding have demonstrated their commitment to community service, youth leadership and volunteerism - and have a verified need for financial support due to family and individual circumstances. Help us help the kids!
Also connect via Social Media…
Please Like Us on FacebookFacebook event page 
Twitter: Chris Gailus (@chrisgailus) and Yvonne Schalle from GLOBAL TV (@YvonneSchalle) will participate again this year. 
GLOBAL TV:  Hashtags: #GlobalBC and #OurBC
Click on the button below to see the website for more info and to make a donation. Thanks!
Please send emails to your friends, family and business associates - asking for pledges. If you have business contacts and would like to request a Corporate Donation, contact Angus Campbell so that he can send you an overview.
What is the Deighton Cup? Just picture it...
Horses are rounding the bend, as the sounds of champagne bottles pop in the distance.
Grab your finest fascinator & best silk bow tie, it's time for a good old fashioned day at the races. Bet on the ponies & see where your luck takes you -- shake your tickets harder ladies and gentlemen! It's time to be entertained at the sport of the kings.
(per the website)
Saturday July 21, 2018
Hasting Racecourse
A truly coveted event, the Deighton Cup is an ode to England's Royal Ascot.
A fabulous opportunity for a memorable, fun social event for our Club thanks to member, Katherine Copeland. All Club members, family & friends are invited.
Tickets are hard to come by, access is exclusive; Katherine is willing to organize early bird tickets for us but we have to act fast.
Early bird pricing is available only until Monday April 15th.
Prices will increase after that.
Ticket price: $75.00 + taxes/fees (estimated total $90.93)
Included in ticket price:
8 adrenaline pumping horseraces
A great selection of for-purchase lunch options (by Earls Restaurant, Dixie's BBQ & others)
Dress to impress; enter for a chance to be named the Style Stakes "Best Dressed"
Enjoy interactive leisure sports, picnic area, and cigar lounge
Enjoy live music and DJ entertainment by recognized local artists
PLUS more
CLICK HERE for more information & to watch the 2018 Deighton Cup teaser.
This event always sells out early. 
Don't miss your chance to be a part of this memorable event! 
Contact Katherine Copeland at 778-228-8802 or
to purchase your tickets.
Don't forget that our new Rotary 5040 Business Networking website is up and running. Visit the site at and create your own business listing. Doing business with other Rotarians is one of the foundations of Rotary and this website makes it easy to search Rotarians who provide products and services in various sectors throughout our communities in District 5040.
To enable our club to service youth through our many youth programs, and also to provide services to vulnerable adults, please get your Criminal Record Checks.  Only 10% of our members are qualified.
District 5040 has an information site set up on our District 5040 Clubrunner site that will provide all the information needed for both members and administrators alike on how to check the data base as well as options on how to apply for a Rotary background check. From the front page TAKE ACTION/BACKGROUND CHECK will get you there. There is no need to log in to access this information.
Use the access code to
Rotaract/Rotary EVENING OF THE YEAR!
Tickets to this Gala evening of food, fun, and dancing are selling fast. Who has already bought their tickets? DG Don Evans and Deb Evans, DGE Darcy Long, Bala Naidoo, Lyn Stroshin, and many other Rotarians and Rotaractors.
If you haven't yet bought yours, here is your chance! Don't wait!

Sat. May 12th, 6pm-10pm
Burnaby Firefighters Hall 
Cost: $65 
Have something to contribute to the silent auction? Have questions?
Please contact 


Thanks to Tom Crean and his family for stepping up and offering his home to a student. We need one more...
Hosting an exchange student can be incredibly rewarding for your family (talk to any family who has done it in the past, i.e., Charles Flavelle), bringing an international experience directly into your home. Host families provide room and board and share their lives with exchange students, involving them in family, community, and cultural activities. Candidates are 15-19 years old and are leaders in their schools and communities.
Short-term exchanges last from several days to three months and are often structured as camps, tours, or homestays that take place when school is not in session.
We are looking for families who live near (or at least near transit lines to) Winston Churchill Secondary in Vancouver, and Graham Carson Secondary in North Vancouver.
Please contact Kendall Jessiman or John Bathurst if your family is interested.
Upcoming Events
please click on the titles to register and for more info for specific events
Hearing Committee Meeting
Terminal City Club
May 08, 2018
1:35 PM – 2:30 PM
RWH Container Loading
Riverview Site, Thistle Place
May 12, 2018 9:00 AM
Youth Gala Organizing Committee Meeting
Terminal City Club
May 15, 2018
1:35 PM – 2:30 PM
International Service Committee Meeting
May 17, 2018 7:30 PM
Food on the Corner
May 19, 2018 11:00 AM
RCoV Board of Directors' Meeting
Brian Street's home
May 24, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
May 29, 2018
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
RCoV Annual Strategy Session
HCMA Architecture + Design offices
May 29, 2018
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Youth Committee Meeting
Terminal City Club
Jun 05, 2018
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Food on the Corner
Jun 16, 2018 11:00 AM
Hearing Committee
Terminal City Club
Jun 19, 2018 1:30 PM
Youth Gala Organizing Committee Meeting
Terminal City Club
Jun 19, 2018
1:35 PM – 2:30 PM


RCoV's Newest Members

Warm welcome to Sandra Lowe and Chester Huang as our newest Club members. Join us on Tuesday April 10th for Sandra and Chester's induction. 
RCoV's Newest Potential Member
If no written objection is filed with the Secretary within 7 days of this notice, Tugce Irtenk, will upon payment of the dues and assessments determined by the Board, be declared elected as a Member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver recognized by Rotary International.
The classification that Tugce Irtenk will hold is Architecture - Interior & Curtain Wall Design.
Proposed by: Franz Gehriger 
Seconded by: Kendall Jessiman 

Last Meeting April 3, 2018

President Phil Webber chaired the meeting and gave the invocation.
Tom Crean led us in the singing of O Canada.
Jim Evans, Sergeant-at-Arms Elect, introduced visitors and guests.
Chair's (Phil Webber's) announcements:
  • Toast to our Sister Club, RC of Tokyo Setagaya South. Note the correction that the agreement is now in its 13th year (vs 6th as noted in last week's Rotor). The RCoV renewed this agreement for a further five years on March 27, 2018 during a signing ceremony in Japan attended by Michael Woolnough, Ian Storrs, Verona Edelstein, Kay Otake, Kaz Kadono and Barb Welsh along with Barb's husband Bob McDonald.
  • Nomination for Rotary Club of the Year. Assistant District Governor, Davinder Grewal, has nominated our Club for Rotary Club of the Year; her nomination of one club out of 6 clubs for which she is responsible. The other ADG's also nominate a club; but at least, out of the 49 clubs in District 5040, RCoV is in the running. I (Phil) had to daft the factual portions of the nomination form since Davinder would not have been aware of all that the Rotarians of RCoV do in "Making a Difference". My draft will be e-mailed to members once I have clearance from the awards committee.
  • Conference (per our Champion Peter Clarke).
    Imagine soaking up Western Canada's soul-stirring landscape from a bi-level glass-dome luxury coach while nibbling on gourmet meals created by Executive Chefs. Sound like a dream come true? It is.

    District Conference registrants will have a chance to have their name selected for a Rocky Mountaineer Goldleaf trip for two valued at $5,000 as part of a fundraiser for Rotary. But... you have to be there! You must be registered and in attendance to qualify. All aboard!!!

    Register on the District 5040 website (

    If you are registered for the conference, please be sure to book hotel rooms. The Sandman Inn room block has expired MArch 2nd but there are rooms available. The District 5040 Conference Committee are talking with them to try and extend this room block. This is the nearest hotel to the West Coast Heritage Park. There are also special rates available until the end of April for the Upscale Executive Inn and the Budget Mountain Retreat.
  • VPL Club Day on April 28, 2018: Vancouver Rotary Clubs will be participating, Madhu Toshniwal will be representing RCoV. Madhu will need a partner, please contact Phil if you are interested.
  • Volunteer hours, please get your volunteer hours in to Carolyn ASAP. Humanitarian Service hours and anything that supports it (i.e., committee time, Board of Directors time, fundraising events and planning all count). Only regular club meeting time, travel time, training for riding in the Bike-a-thon or shooting baskets in the Hoop-a-thon, and purely social or fellowship events do not count.
Secretary's, Franco Gallo, announcements:
  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above); 
  • birthdays: Myron Kuzych Apr06
  • member anniversaries: Bill Schultz Mar01 35 years (originally noted at the Feb 27th meeting), Tim Ikavalko Apr06 36 years
  • wedding anniversariesBill & Wendy Dauphinee 52 years
Special announcements; members' moments:
  • Katherine Copeland invited everyone to enjoy a fabulous day at the races, the 2018 Deighton Cup. Katherine has access to exclusive tickets. See information above in this Rotor for details on how to be involved.
  • Kendall Jessiman made a plea for Youth Exchange host families. Families living near the areas of Winston Churchill Secondary in Vancouver, and Graham Carson on the north shore. Charles Flavelle attested (as did Tom Crean) that being a host family was a marvelous experience. In fact Charles' family is still in contact and have a great relationship with the student they hosted 44 years ago.
  • Fred West was kind enough to share comments on the political situation in the U.S. - a Trump story. Very enjoyable and provided a good chuckle.
  • Franz Gehriger introduced our guest speaker, Sandra Phillips.

    Sandra has worked at bringing shared mobility options to cities across the globe: Vancouver, west coast of the US & New York, and Dubai.

    She has one ask of all of us, subscribe to

    Shared mobility works within a triangle:
    - infrastructure: parking, pickup/drop off zones
    - vehicles: connected and shared (ICE/electric, AV)
    - humans: members that want convenience & low price

    Shared vehicles are very popular, particularly in urban centres. For example Car2Go, a floater company, has over 1 million subscribers.

    Vancouver has four car share services, 3,300 car share vehicles (Evo, Modo, Zipcar, Car2Go), and 1.4 thousand Mobi bikes.

    UC Berkeley studied the impact of shared vehicles in 5 Car2Go cities and found that across the board there was a decrease in the number of cars on the road, approx. 28000. Members drive 6-16% less probably because they pay whenever drivers are in the cars. Thereby greenhouse gases are reduced significantly. All good!

    How should autonomous vehicles be introduced into the system - FAVES (Fleet of Autonomous Vehicles). There is potential with FAVES to increase utilization & efficiency of current shared mobility services. Create more flexible public transit services and more.

    Read more: CLICK HERE.
Meeting adjourned with a toast to free floating shared mobility.

May 04, 2018


Phil Webber, President   Franco Gallo, Secretary