Rotary Club of Vancouver Blogs - 100th Anniversary
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Subject: It's Here! The 100th Anniversary Celebration
(Posted on Apr 19, 2013 at 10:52AM )
Here is a brief recap of the fun you can expect over the next few days:

Friday, April 19 - get on down to the Jack Poole Plaza at the Vancouver Convention Centre for a fabulous evening of celebration and entertainment. Bring friends and family, free admission for all, plaza opens at 5PM, cauldron lighting at 6:10PM

Saturday, April 20 - Rotary Showcase in the Vancouver Convention Centre, 12:00PM to 4:00PM, free admission

Saturday, April 20 - Centennial Gala at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 6:00PM to midnight - special guests Stephen Lewis (keynote address) and the Honourable Steven Point.

A Rotary Club of Vancouver centennial occurs only once in a lifetime - don't miss this one!

Subject: The Rotary Club of Vancouver Welcomes a New Member!
(Posted on Apr 8, 2013 at 08:03PM )
The Rotary Club of Vancouver is proud to welcome a new member, Mr. David Perehudoff. Mr. Perehudoff was officially pinned and welcomed to our club at our Tuesday afternoon meeting. He has a work history of working in the wastewater treatment industry and is currently the President of Canadian Wetlands Ecosystems Management.

Mr. Perehudoff will be joining us at our 100th Anniversary celebration, coming up in just 14 days! Be sure to get your tickets today, they are selling fast!
Subject: The Rotary Club of Vancouver and St. Paul's Hospital
(Posted on Mar 29, 2013 at 10:56AM )
Did you know that in Canada over 300,000 people are deaf and in BC that number is over 40,000? The Rotary Club of Vancouver takes hearing to heart, and we have been involved in raising over $718,000 for St. Paul's Hearing Clinic, known as the Rotary Hearing Clinic.

In addition to this work, we also host our annual Bike-A-Thon, which is celebrating 29 years this year! To find out more please visit

We hope to see members of the team at St. Paul's at our 100th Anniversary Gala coming up soon!
Subject: Who is Stephen Lewis?
(Posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 11:34AM )
You may be wondering what to expect during our keynote speech at the gala, if you are not familiar with Stephen Lewis and his work. Below is a brief bio of him:

Stephen Lewis is arguably Canada's most tenacious and persistent advocate for social
justice and one of our greatest humanitarians.

His list of causes is long and it is daunting: human rights abuses, the spread of HIV/
AIDS in Africa, gender inequality, civil liberties, poverty and homelessness at home and
abroad, children in armed conflict, global warming, and access to healthcare in the
developing world.

Over the years, he has railed against and actively lobbied dozens of entrenched
institutions, including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the United
Nations and the many governments of "have" nations that are unwilling to support
those who "have not". Not unable, he says. Unwilling.

Stephen Lewis has received dozens of awards and honours from governments and
professional organizations and 37 honorary degrees from universities. Mr. Lewis is also
the former leader of the Ontario New Democratic Party.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Jessica @ 604.783.1487,
Subject: Board of Trade to Host 100th Luncheon, titled: Peace Through Service: Celebrating 100 Years of Rotary in B.C.
(Posted on Mar 11, 2013 at 12:14PM )
The Vancouver Board of Trade has put out the following notice about our luncheon!

Rotary International is a global organization of business men and women, whose mission is service – in the community, in the workplace, and around the world. Globally, Rotary has more than 1.2 million members in 34,000 Rotary clubs, all working to make the world a better place and contributing to peace through service.

Chartered in April 1913, the Rotary Club of Vancouver was the first Rotary Club in B.C. Since then, the organization has grown to more than 40 Rotary Clubs in Metro Vancouver and more than 145 clubs across the province. These clubs offer meaningful opportunities to participate in service projects and activities that contribute to the greater good.
Join us on April 16, as we celebrate 100 years of Rotary in B.C. To mark this significant milestone, Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka will visit Vancouver and share the story of Rotary's role in the world today, including how involvement in service organizations can benefit businesses in the 21st century.

To purchase tickets please visit:

Date:Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Registration and Ambassadors' Lounge: 11:15 a.m.
Lunch & Program: 12:15 – 2 p.m.
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel - Waterfront Ballroom
900 Canada Place Way 
Tickets: Members  
  Individuals: $69 + HST
  Table of 8: $662 + HST
  Individuals: $138 + HST
  Table of 8: $1324 + HST
No cancellations after Thursday, April 11, 2013


Subject: Rotary Makes a Generous Cash Donation to Captain James Cook Elementary
(Posted on Mar 4, 2013 at 04:08PM )
The Rotary Club of Vancouver was proud to present Captain James Cook Elementary School with a cheque for $8870 as part of the "Adopt a School" breakfast program. The money will go towards making sure students receive a nutritious start to their day, every day.

We hope to see staff members and students from Captain James Cook Elementary School at our 100th Anniversary Gala this April!

Subject: Rotary Makes a Generous Cash Donation to Green Thumb Theatre
(Posted on Feb 18, 2013 at 04:07PM )

The Rotary Club of Vancouver was proud to present a cheque to Green Thumb Theatre for $10, 000.

Green Thumb has been a Vancouver institution for over 30 years. Green Thumb Theatre creates and produces plays that explore social issues relevant to the lives of children, youth and young adults. They provide theatre that celebrates the language and stories of today’s generation and culture to stimulate empathy, debate and critical thinking.

Green Thumb Theatre’s schoolhouse restoration project is taking place on the grounds of Carleton Elementary. The donation from the RVC will help fund this project so the company will have more space to rehearse and for administrative staff.
Subject: Rotary Makes a Generous Donation to Sir Franklin Elementary
(Posted on Feb 11, 2013 at 06:50PM )


The Rotary Club of Vancouver was proud to present Sir Franklin Elementary School Principal Mrs. Debra Nothstein a donation of $15,000. The entirety of the funds will be used towards re-stocking their school library with new books of every genre, adult literacy material for parents as well as iPads and computers.
Sir Franklin's needs were uncovered by Rotarian Theodor Tonca this past summer through the Vancouver Sun's Raise a Reader program which highlighted the school.

We hope to see educators from Sir Franklin Elementary at our 100th Anniversary celebration this April!
Subject: More Cool Facts About Rotary!
(Posted on Jan 31, 2013 at 12:58PM )
  • Contributes annually to the Rotary International Polio Plus Campaign to eradicate polio worldwide. Today the campaign is within 1% of accomplishing its goal.

  • Raised $150 thousand in 1953-57 for a permanent International House at UBC.

  • Sponsored 18 clubs between 1913 and 2008 . Today there are 170 clubs in BC with over 5,700 members.

Subject: Our 100th Anniversary Gala Tickets Now on Sale!
(Posted on Jan 28, 2013 at 11:33AM )
We are so excited that our gala tickets are now on sale and are selling fast!

On April 20, 2013, our gala birthday celebration begins with a 6:00pm cocktail reception followed by a sumptuous four-course gourmet dinner, live entertainment and a keynote address by internationally renowned speaker Stephen Lewis.

We are so excited to celebrate 100 Years of Rotary in BC  with everyone in the community, and especially Rotarians and their families both locally and from around the Province.

Partial proceeds of these events will go to support the 100th Anniversary Legacy Project, the expansion of St. Paul’s Hospital’s Rotary Hearing Clinic.

To purchase tickets please click here
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