Vol. 100 No. 16
Philip Webber, President
Franco Gallo, Secretary

Next meeting: Tuesday October 24, 2017 @ Terminal City Club
Member, Chris Motion; Foundations Presentation 

Chris will provide an update to members on the Vancouver Rotary Club Foundation and the different tools available to contribute to it.

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

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday November 7, 2017
Rod Hoffmeister - Honourary Lieutenant Colonel


Bring friends, family, colleagues!
One week to go! Last chance to get your tickets, CLICK HERE.
Have something you'd like to donate to the auction, CLICK HERE to let us know.
We cannot do this without YOU and sincerely thank you in advance for your support. Let's get ready to have some fun!
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.
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.
Upcoming Events
please click on the titles to register and for more info for specific events
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
Nov 16, 2017 7:30 PM
International Service Committee Meeting
Pierre Adjoury's home
Nov 16, 2017
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Food on the Corner
Nov 18, 2017 11:00 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
RCoV BoD Meeting
Dec 07, 2017 5:30 PM
Food on the Corner
Dec 16, 2017 11:00 AM
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


Congratulations to our newest members, 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.
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.
Our AGM is coming up on December 12th and we will be electing the following positions:
Vice President
3 directors
Sergeant at Arms
As the nominations committee, we will be reaching out to members to fill these roles but we are most interested in hearing directly from members if they have an interest in letting their name stand for any of these offices.

Last Meeting, October 17th, 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:
  • CKNW Orphans' Fund Pledge Day 2017, Nov 29th. Looking for teams of 6 volunteers working in 2-hour blocks throughout the day. They need to know who will be volunteering by Oct 31st. Please contact Rene or Gerry.
  • SAVE THE DATE: Members are invited to the official opening of The exchange Building on Nov 10th, 10:00 a.m. Vancouver's mayor will be attending. The Exchange Building is the most sustainable downtown project in North America that includes a heritage conversion. This project was conceived and has been carried out by Franz Gehriger, Swissreal Investments Ltd. with the assistance of Iredale Architecture.
  • All members are invited to attend and participate in the Squamish Curling bonspiel over the nov 3rd-5th weekend. No experience is necessary; instruction and equipment will be provided. The RCoV fall curling classic has been going on for 40 years and is a pile of fun for curlers and non-curlers alike. Please CLICK HERE for the info and sign-up sheets. Respond ASAP before registrations closes on Oct 25th.

Secretary's (Franco Gallo's) announcements:

  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays: none this week
  • member anniversaries: none this week
  • wedding anniversaries: none this week
Special announcements; members' moments:
  • Madhu Toshniwal, provided us with a lovely Diwali celebration, with an explanation of what the special occasion means, special lights on every table, and chocolate sweet Purdys treats for all to share. Thank you Madhu.
  • Shelterbox Heros recognition and celebration dinner, Nov 4th. Both RCoV and Vancouver Young Professionals Rotoract Club are Shelterbox Heros and will be receiving recognition at the dinner. The awards will be presented by our District Governor, Don Evans. John Charbonneau and Kevin Evans from Voice from the Sky will be the MCs. CLICK HERE for tickets.
  • Verona Edelstein, Offering to the highest bidder or bidders, her home on Paradise Island. All funds will go to support RCoV's youth programs. More information will be sent via email. If you have questions, please contact Verona.
Program: Franco Gallo introduced Dr. Lorrie Miller and Dr. Samson Nashon from UBC. They provided us with information about the Dadaab Refugee Centre in Kenya and the wonderful teacher program they are running there. Teaching over 80 refugees to be teachers, thereby improving the lives of thousands. RCoV has donated $5,000 towards this project; they expressed their gratitude. The work continues...
Meeting adjourned with a toast to the strength of education and the bonds it can release.

November 3, 2017


Phil Webber, President   Franco Gallo, Secretary