Vol. 100 No. 10
Philip Webber, President
Franco Gallo, Secretary

Next meeting: Tuesday August 29, 2017 @ Terminal City Club
The Art of Seniors Living: Alison Howard, Amber DeSouza, Jocelyn Vieth of Tapestry Retirement Communities

Origin Active Lifestyles presents ‘The Art of Seniors Living’. Next week Jocelyn Vieth, Clare Contini and Alison Howard will be presenting who Origin Active Lifestyles is and their unique approach to caring for seniors across Canada in their retirement communities. They will be showcasing both Vancouver Tapestry communities: ‘Tapestry at Arbutus Walk' & 'Tapestry at Wesbrook Village’.
To read more about Tapestry Retirement Communities, please click HERE.

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday September 5, 2017
Gregory Wright, Director, RBC Mid-Market Mergers & Acquisitions

RBC Mid-Market Mergers & Acquisitions provides assistance to Canadian mid market companies as they complete mergers & acquisitions, divestitures, and buyouts. Greg is a director in RBC’s Mid-Market Mergers & Acquisitions practice. He has 13 years of corporate finance experience and diverse transaction experience gained on three continents as both a private equity investor and M&A advisor; he is responsible for the business in B.C. and for leading transactions across Western Canada.

Upcoming meeting: Tuesday September 12, 2017
Ty Speer, President & CEO, Tourism Vancouver

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. In 2014 Ty Speer took the helm from Rick Antonson. For more information about Tourism Vancouver, click HERE. 

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.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Phil Webber
November 1
Chris Motion
November 5
Aldo Brussoni
November 7
Alison Howard
November 13
Nick Blom
November 16
Terry Gunderson
November 19
Sue Haralds-Towsley
November 26
Min Kuang
November 27
Richard Higgins
Diana Robinson
November 14
Join Date
Bill Davidson
November 1, 1993
24 years
Don Evans
November 1, 1986
31 years
Stu Bird
November 1, 1977
40 years
Kaz Kadono
November 15, 2011
6 years
Ryan Crean
November 15, 2016
1 year
Wayne Fraser
November 15, 2011
6 years
Madhu Toshniwal
November 24, 2016
1 year
Mass Abedi
November 25, 2008
9 years
Jason Boudreau
November 29, 2011
6 years
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

Last Meeting, August 22, 2017

President Phil Webber chaired the meeting and gave the invocation.
O Canada was sung a capella.
John Hayto acting Sergeant-at-Arms, introduced visitors and guests.
Chair's (Phil Webber's) announcements:
  • Farming in Metro Vancouver? Find out all about it during a visit to Adriana Zylman and her brother’s farm in Richmond. Please register via or by giving your name to Linda or Carolyn.  Brian  Street emphasized the benefits to the Rotary Club of signing up via Meet-up.   

  • Rotarian from India (Dr. Hariharan) Past President of the Rotary Club of Aurocity, Pondicherry in Dist. 2980 is looking for accommodation, a homestay, for April 2 and 3, 2018. Dr. Hariharan is a MUSIC THERAPIST by profession and will be visiting Canada on three month long tour from 3rd March 2018 for his workshops and concerts.  Dr. Hariharan will be speaking to us regarding the HEALING POWERS OF INDIAN MUSIC THERAPY FOR ROTARIANS' WELLNESS

  • Submit your time spent on service projects to Carolyn for July and each month thereafter.  We have completed the first month of tracking hours in volunteering for activities that support or deliver any type of Rotary program or service. This includes board meetings, committee meetings and work; effectively anything we do that is not attending our regular Rotary meetings or planning and attending purely social events. (Fundraisers do count!). A document from DG Don Evans, MEASURING THE OUTPUT OF ROTARY, is available below under "Download Files".  Simply Ctrl Click to access it. 

  • RLI #1 September 23 at the Sheraton Four Points Hotel in Richmond


Secretary's (Franco Gallo's) announcements:

  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays: Charlene McDonald Aug 23, Angus Campbell Aug 24, Tremayne Perry Aug 24
  • member anniversary: Kendall Jessiman, 6 years
  • wedding anniversary: Wilf & Barbara Wassersleben, 47 years
Special announcement & presentations:
  • Madhu Toshniwal provided a personal background, business/employment/classification, previous Rotary experience and or connections and what drew her to Rotary and specifically our Rotary Club.
  • Gary Chomyn from the Rotary Club of Vancouver Sunrise thanked our club for participating in the recent Hoop-a-Thon.
Brian Street introduced Gobinder Gill, who overcame huge childhood adversities and racism.  He now teaches and celebrates cultural diversity.  For more, visit
Meeting adjourned with a toast to the power of hope.
Download Files
Measuring Rotary Output

October 27, 2017


Phil Webber, President   Franco Gallo, Secretary