Vol. 100 No. 13
Philip Webber, President
Franco Gallo, Secretary

Next meeting: Tuesday September 19, 2017 @ Terminal City Club
Donna McLennan & Dr. Lawrence Myer, "Bringing Light to the Darkness of Blood Cancers"

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.
Donna, the Regional Director, is a strategic leader with over 25 years of experience in creating sustainable growth for some of Canada’s iconic foundations, programs and causes.  She has held senior leadership roles at Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society (BC/Yukon Division) and Rick Hansen Foundation.
Dr. Lawrence Mayer, joining Donna, is the President and Head of Research at Celator Pharmaceuticals.
Please attend on Tuesday to hear Donna & Dr. Mayer speak to the group.

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

Alyn Edwards was a newspaper and TV reporter for 30 years, followed by 18 years in PR. He started Peak Communications with two co-partners -- a full-service public relations agency with unparalleled knowledge of the Vancouver media landscape, specializing in media training, media relations, issues and crisis communications, and video production. Click HERE for more information.

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday October 3, 2017
Sister Nancy Brown; "Buying Sex is a Crime! Stop the Demand."

Working tirelessly for the most vulnerable in BC - homeless youth and young people at risk for human trafficking and sexual exploitation, Sister Nancy Brown is a 2012 Order of British Columbia recipient. She has worked directly with youth at Vancouver's Covenant House for close to 20 years. 

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
Rotary Links
Rotary International
RI President Home
Rotary Global Rewards
Joining Rotary
Rotary History
Rotary Foundation
For New Members

Last Meeting, September 12, 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:
  • Eulogy to Don Waters, led by Jack Zaleski.
  • 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. Once registered send proof of payment to Carolyn ( as the Club will reimburse you.
  • Wearing purple - raising awareness to literacy. Our Club is very supportive with generous donations to Decoda, the work continues.
  • Nominations for the 2020-21 District Governor are now being sought. If you, or someone you know, may be interested please contact Phil Webber. Note the deadline for us to submit is Oct. 27th.
  • Don Kavanagh, still making a difference. He has bequested 1/2 of the residue of his estate to Rotary with the stipulation it be used for youth programs. Thank you Don! His legacy lives on.
  • Please Save the Date of November 4th for Shine For Shelterbox – an appreciation event to recognize our valuable donors and present awards to District 5040 Rotary Clubs who have obtained the status of ‘ShelterBox Hero’. Plans are underway for a great evening and to say a BIG THANK YOU to our supporters. You have helped so many around the world facing difficult challenges caused by natural disasters and conflict. Please see the the invitation, click here. The ticket box office is open at Eventbrite and you can click here to buy your tickets right away.

Secretary's (Franco Gallo's) announcements:

  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays: Parisa Adrangi Sep 14, Don Evans Sep 14
  • member anniversaries: Bill Dauphinee 34 years, Carolyn Dueck 12 years, Ian Storrs 4 years, Leo Allas 26 years
  • wedding anniversaries: Richard & Maureen Landahl 49 years
Special announcement & presentations:
  • John Hayto provided info about the Youth Committee: they will be meeting the 1st Tuesday every month at TCC immediately prior to our regular meeting. All are welcome & encouraged to attend.
  • Peter Clarke cleverly let us know just how little we really know about Rotary - thanks Peter! The Rotary Leadership Institute program is a great way to familiarize yourself with what Rotary is really all about. We are lucky that our Club will pay the registration fee, so what are you waiting for? Register now: click HERE.
  • Joe Defries, of the Sunshine Coast-Sechelt Club, invited us to their Community Projects fundraiser. "Whiskey Around the World". It will be on Sept. 23rd, cost $125 pp, at the Blue Ocean Golf Club. Please contact Ann Miles, 604-741-8012, to register or for more info.
Program: John Bathurst introduced Ty Speer, President & CEO of Tourism Vancouver, who provided us with a great presentation about the wonderful city we are lucky enough to live in or near. For more, visit
Meeting adjourned with a toast to Vancouver!

October 27, 2017


Phil Webber, President   Franco Gallo, Secretary