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Vol. 103 No. 1
Gerry Glazier, President
Gabby Dickert, Secretary

NEXT MEETING JULY 14, 2020 (virtual)
Dr. Susan Forwell
Professor & Department Head of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, UBC Faculty of Medicine

 
Dr. Forwell is a Professor, a Principle Investigator with the UBC Multiple Sclerosis clinic and the International Collaboration of Research and Discovery (ICORD), and an affiliate researcher with the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) and Fraser Health. Her research and teaching is in occupational science, neuro-rehabilitation and community integration. Currently, Dr. Forwell is on the health care advisory council of the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America, sub-editor of the Journal of Occupational Science and chair of the International Society of Occupational Science. Recently, she was honoured with the prestigious Townsend-Polatajko Occupational Science Lectureship where she gave her address in October 2016.
 
 

UPCOMING MEETING JULY 21, 2020 (TBA)

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RI President Holger Knaack’s
theme for 2020-21

Rotarians are asked to create opportunities that strengthen their leadership, help put service ideas into action, and improve the lives of those in need.
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WELCOME TO THE RCoV 2020-21 BOARD

President
Gerry Glazier
Secretary
Gabby Dickert
Treasurer
Kad Kadono
Immediate Past President
Bill Davidson
President Elect
Wayne Fraser
Past President (1991-92) & Current Director
Stu Bird
Director
Min Kuang
Past Secretary (2019-20) & Current Director
Parisa Adrangi
Past Secretary (2018-19) & Current Director
Joan Posivy
Director
Navid Morawej
Director
Ryan Crean
Past Secretary (2016-17) & Sergeant at Arms
Milton Kiang
 
 

Thank you to our outgoing Officers & Directors

Past President (2018-19)
Brian Street
Past President (2004-05) & Director (2018-20)
Jack Zaleski 
Director (2018-20)
Franco Gallo
Past President (2013-14) & Sergeant at Arms (2019-20)
Peter Clarke
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District 5040 DG Dave Hamilton's
Installation
Monday July 13, 2020
7:00 start time

The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen invites ALL Rotarians to share in the experience of welcoming Dave in his role as our DG. 

Opportunity 
to experience an Installation of a District Governor 
(Everyone's  Invited!)
 
Opportunity
to gather with friends on or off-line from your club and around the district.
(Get to know me!)
 
Opportunity
to wear your finest and sip your best
(Party on!) 
 
Opportunity
To learn more about your incoming DG
(Who is this guy? )
 
Opportunity
to TOASTwith good wishes 
(Nice) 
 
Opportunity
to ROAST with some funny stories 
(Naughty)
 
Opportunity
to Join in the fun!
 
The Rotary Club of Tsawwassen  invites you to speak in person 
on Zoom during the event!  
(just let us know so you can be slotted in)
Sound like fun! - You bet! 

A ZOOM LINK WILL BE SENT TO ALL ROTARIANS

Sign on from 6:45 - 7:00 P.M. Monday, July 13, 2020
and remember SHHHHSH
Don’t tell Dave ......

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Upcoming Events
CONTACT COMMITTEE CHAIRS FOR UPCOMING DATES
please click on the titles for more info for specific events
RCoV Speakers Committee meeting
virtual ZOOM meeting
Aug 11, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
International Service Committee meeting (email international@rotaryvancouver.org for meeting invite)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Aug 20, 2020 7:30 PM
 
Membership Committee Meeting (email membership@rotaryvancouver.org for meeting invite)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Aug 25, 2020 8:30 AM
 
Youth Service Committee meeting (email youth@rotaryvancouver.org for meeting invite)
Aug 25, 2020 11:00 AM
 
RCoV Speakers Committee meeting
virtual ZOOM meeting
Aug 25, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Investment Club (contact Chair for updates on meeting dates)
Aug 27, 2020 6:00 PM
 
RCoV Speakers Committee meeting
virtual ZOOM meeting
Sep 08, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
Youth Service Committee meeting (email youth@rotaryvancouver.org for meeting invite)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Sep 15, 2020
 
Youth Service Committee meeting (contact youth@rotaryvancouver.org)
Sep 15, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
International Service Committee meeting (email international@rotaryvancouver.org for meeting invite)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Sep 17, 2020 7:30 PM
 
Food on the Corner
Sep 19, 2020 11:00 AM
 
RCoV Speakers Committee meeting
virtual ZOOM meeting
Sep 22, 2020
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 
View entire list

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

 
If no written objection is filed with the Secretary by July 12, 2020, the following individuals will, upon payment of the dues and assessments determined by the Board, be declared elected as individual members of the Rotary Club of Vancouver recognized by Rotary International.
 
Robin Luo
Classification:
Travel Services
Proposer:
Min Kuang
 
Wendy Guan
Classification:
Investments - Equities
Proposer:
Min Kuang
 
 
 
Keith Phillips July 7th
 
Pierre Adjoury July 12th
 
John Hayto July 13th  
 
at our Club
 
none this week
wedding
 
Pierre Adjoury & Maria Strazzullo
6 years July 12th
 
Jeremy & Rebecca Towning
8 years July 7th
 
Franz & Hildegard Gehriger
48 years July 7th
 

Last Meeting July 7, 2020

Bill Davidson, President, chaired the first 1/2 of the meeting and gave the invocation.
Miya Otake played O Canada on her harp.
Thomas Reppchen hosted the meeting via ZOOM.
 
President’s Announcements:
  • Thanks to Thomas for hosting the meeting via ZOOM.
  • Welcome guests, potential members, returning guests, and first-timers.
  • Everyone is encouraged to play the Spot the Rotary Wheel game! Spot the wheel and share with the group -- send in a picture.
  • Thank you again to everyone for their support over this last year.
 
Parisa Adrangi, provided the Secretary's announcements:
  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays: Keith Phillips July 7th, Pierre Adjoury July 12th, John Hayto July 13th
  • member club anniversaries:  none this week
  • wedding anniversaries: Pierre Adjoury & Maria Strazzullo 6 years July 12th, Jeremy & Rebecca Towning 8 years July 7th, Franz & Hildegard Gehriger 48 years July 7th  
 
Special announcements and members' moments:
  • Jack Zaleski provided a brief report on the Rotary Club of Vancouver Hearing Foundation. This year is the 35th anniversary for the bike a thon. Over those years the Foundation has donated over $2.8M supporting hearing needs of the province for research, treatment, and education. Though it is commonly thought that hearing problems are problems of the aged, this is not true. Only 1/3 suffering from hearing loss are of retirement age. Hearing loss in 2nd graders has increased incredibly, 8th graders also. Hearing issues do not discriminate. We continue to do whatever we can to help those experiencing them through our program support.

    This year, even though we cannot experience our bike a thon in any “normal” way due to COVID, we are still expecting to raise approx. $50K. Everyone is encouraged to get involved either by riding themselves, supporting others who are, or donating directly to the Rotary Club of Vancouver Hearing Foundation. Thank you!
     
  • We got a chance to get to know our incoming President, Gerry Glazier, a bit better through an interview hosted by Navid Morawej. CLICK HERE to view the interview in its entirety.
     
  • Bill Schulz thanked Bill for great job done as President this last year and extended a warm welcome to Gerry as incoming President.

    Bill completed his bikeathon ride. He left from Hastings & Sperling and went down to Haney. On the way back, traffic was tough. On the way back through he discovered some other areas of Coquitlam he didn’t know were there. Though it was challenging, all worked out well. He’s still working on collecting more pledges.
     
  • Brian Street, as Past President, congratulated Bill for his successful year. It was not what he anticipated; however, it was an incredibly administered year. Becoming president is quite a commitment, before, during, and after the term. Brian thanked all those who have committed to serving this Rotary year.
     
Installation of the 2020-21 Board:
 
John Bathurst introduced Dave Hamilton as the 2020-21 District 5040 DG who acted to install our club’s 2020-21 Board. In his introduction John referred to a favourite quote, “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
 
Dave expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to install our Board. He spoke about the need to be change agents in Rotary as we move forward. North American member number are decreasing; it’s time to start a Rotary revolution! We all need to be willing to make significant changes where needed to encourage membership. From there he proceeded to install the 2020-21 Board:  Gerry Glazier as President, and then the remaining Board Officers and Directors as a group. All swore that they will fulfill the responsibilities of their respective office to the best of their ability and in accordance with our club. See above for the list of Board members.
 
Our Club has been in very good hands, and is now again in good hands with Gerry. Looking forward to working with all for the coming year.
 
Gerry took over as Chair for the remainder of the meeting:
 
As they say on the east coast, today is a LARGE day!
 
He is delighted with the incoming board. As a group, they represent the diversity of Vancouver and our club. All will receive their pins in August, hopefully at an in-person meeting. The Board Operations Manual will be distributed soon. The July meeting has been cancelled to give everyone some time to digest the material and enjoy a little more relaxed time.
 
Really happy with Wayne Fraser coming in as President Elect. Wayne will be leading the Administration Committee that is responsible for all club administration activities, including Fellowship, member attendance and morale, program (that includes speakers), club bulletin (The Rotor), and anything else related to club service.
 
On the social side, Milton Kiang has jumped into the fray with our first COVID framed social at the pub. Katherine Copeland has lined up a couple of BBQs at Trev Deeley to raise funds for youth programs.
 
Thomas Reppchen & Brian Street will be taking over as co-chairs of community service.
 
The Public Image Committee, with Saarika Varma as Chair in partnership with Brian Gusko are doing a great job. Active in working towards upgrading our website and social media. Each committee will be responsible to provide snippets of info on a regular basis to ensure our content is fresh.
 
All in all, looking forward to a great year. We have a rich history to share that will provide some context for everything we do.
 
COVID has certainly been a challenge and continues to be so. At this point, we have no idea when we’ll be able to meet again in-person. It will be discussed with the Board as well as in consultation with our Past Presidents Committee that Bill Davidson will Chair. Certainly want to be careful and, most importantly, take care of one another.
 
Gerry would like to see a more aggressive agenda to bring Foundations to the fore. Sharing the work that the various Foundations support is important. Our club has 4 members who have taken the grant training and are ready to go for both district and global grants, should any committee wish to take advantage.
 
A new members reception will be held as soon as we can.
 
Peter Clarke helped get us basketball uniform crests as the official sponsors of the boys team at Britannia.
 
In closing, paraphrasing one of Gerry's favourite artists, Leonard Cohen, in every problem there are cracks that let the light shine through. Let’s keep working as Rotarians to make the world a better place.
 
 
Meeting adjourned with a toast to Rotary around the world, in particular District 5040 and our club for a great upcoming year.
 

August 7, 2020

ROTARY OPENS OPPORTUNITIES

Gerry Glazier, President
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