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Vancouver, BC V7X 1A1
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Vol. 103 No. 50
Gerry Glazier, President
Gabby Dickert, Secretary

UPCOMING MEETING JULY 6, 2021
Club Day - Installation of the 2021-22 Board 

Please join us in welcoming our new Board. DG Lorne Calder will be in attendance for the installation of our 2021-22 Board:
  • President, Wayne Fraser
  • President-Elect, Kendall Jessiman
  • Immediate Past President, Gerry Glazier
  • Secretary, Nadja Gehriger
  • Treasurer, Kaz Kadono
  • Director, Joan Posivy (2020-22)
  • Director, Navid Morawej (2020-22)
  • Director, Ryan Crean (2020-22)
  • Director, Paul Martin (2021-23)
  • Director, Sandra Lowe (2021-23)
  • Director, Ian Storrs (2021-23)
 

UPCOMING MEETING JULY 13, 2021
Cybele Negris, Co-founder & CEO, webnames.ca
The future of technology & the COVID-19 virus

Cybele Negris is a serial entrepreneur, seasoned board member, speaker, mentor, columnist and a Hall of Fame inductee of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

Cybele is CEO & Co-Founder of Webnames.ca, Canada’s original .CA registrar and provider of hundreds of domain extensions, corporate domain portfolio management, webhosting, email, security products, and other online solutions. Webnames’ clients include some of the country’s largest corporations, government, law-firms, and global Fortune 500 brands.
 
Cybele has many received many accolades in the business world and is very active on a variety of boards. She is a columnist for Business in Vancouver and speaks at dozens of events each year including TEDx and Level Up Conference along with former Prime Ministers Chretien and Harper.
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I [Shirley] have received a plea from fellow Rotarian and Write to Read Team member Sue Sterling Burr - and when our Rotary family calls for help we act!
 
The unprecedented heat wave, lightening strikes, and ensuring wild fires has destroyed homes, business, and one community already. This means evacuees are pouring into emergency centers.
 
Sue has reported that they are struggling in Merritt to have enough space for the evacuees. Sue is asking if anyone has access to cots and bedding
 
If you do our know someone who does - please reply to me and I will put you in contact with Sue.
 
Sue also says if people are looking to donate evacuees could use gift cars so they can purchase personal items. They currently have tons of food and clothing - and thank everyone for the generosity so far! As Sue said - "anything helps".
 
Thank you all! Stay safe, cool, and hydrated!
Shirley-Pat Chamberlain, DG-Elect 2023-24
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Upcoming Events
CONTACT COMMITTEE CHAIRS FOR UPCOMING DATES
please click on the titles for more info for specific events
Food on the Corner
Jul 17, 2021 11:00 AM
 
Membership Committee Meeting (contact membership@rotaryvancouver.org)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Jul 27, 2021 8:30 AM
 
Investment Club (contact Chair for updates on meeting dates)
Jul 29, 2021 6:00 PM
 
RCoV Board meeting
Aug 05, 2021 4:00 PM
 
Community Service Committee meeting (contact community@rotaryvancouver.org)
Aug 10, 2021 1:15 PM
 
International Service Committee meeting (contact international@rotaryvancouver.org)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Aug 19, 2021 7:15 PM
 
Food on the Corner
Aug 21, 2021 11:00 AM
 
Investment Club (contact Chair for updates on meeting dates)
Aug 26, 2021 6:00 PM
 
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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

 
William Brunke July 3
 
 
at our Club
Nadja Gehriger 3 years
Jeremy Towning 3 years
Parisa Adrangi 4 years
Stephanie Lawton 24 years
 
 
 
wedding
Myron & Karin Kuzych
42 years June 30
 
Malcolm & Janice Hunter
46 years July 5
 

Last Meeting June 29, 2021

Gerry Glazier, President, chaired the meeting.
Gabby Dickert, Secretary, hosted the meeting via ZOOM & introduced guests.
Miya Otake played O Canada on the harp.
 
President’s Announcements:
  • Welcome to our guests, new and returning, as well as our own members who have taken the time out of their busy lives to be with us today. Thank you for joining us.
     
  • We have fulfilled our promise of donating to the EndPolio Now campaign on behalf of our speakers this year. The total donated was $1,650 CDN. This will translate to approximately $4,950 CDN thanks to the 2:1 commitment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    The average cost to fully protect a child against polio is $3. With our donation a great number will receive their vaccination against this horrible disease. Donations help obtain the vaccines, transport, and materials needed in the fight
 
Secretary's announcements:
  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays, member club anniversaries, wedding anniversaries (see above)
     
Special announcements & Members' Moments:
  • Bill Davidson, presented Gerry with a thank you gift for his time and effort as President. This year was unprecedented in terms of challenges, Gerry managed it all. We thank you.
  • Joan Posivy was presented with the Don Evans People of Action Award. This award was announced at the District Conference, however, Joan was unable to attend. Good for us as it was a real pleasure to be able to present it to her, here at our club, in-person. Well deserved Joan!
  • Bill Davidson also will be presenting the framed original club charter to incoming President, Wayne Fraser. Unfortunately, Wayne was unable to attend the in-person meeting so the presentation will be made soon. This document will be passed from the outgoing President to the incoming President annually moving forward. See above for a pic of the document.
  • John Bathurst thanked everyone who made contributions to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank's Mayors Challenge. Our club was the 3rd or 4th highest donor. There will be a formal presentation at city hall sometime soon. Once again, the Rotarian spirit shows strong!
 
Program:
Gerry Glazier, chaired; this was his last full meeting as President of the club. He provided a wrap up of what turned out to be, despite the challenges COVID-19 presented, a very successful year. He expressed kudos and thanks to many:
  • Gabby Dickert, who did a great job as Secretary and who will be moving on to co-chair the Youth committee.
  • Kaz Kadono, our rock solid Treasurer, who does a fantastic job keeping the books straight. He is definitely the unsung hero of the club, putting in countless hours all unseen by most of us, and with no expectation of recognition. Well, Kaz, you are recognized and thanked!
  • Carolyn Treger, who supported me and helped me in so many ways.
  • The rest of the Board members for supporting Gerry and the club as a whole.
  • Jim Evans, who became a speaker committee of one. He willingly stepped up to fill the void and has done a great job securing interesting speakers week after week. A plus from COVID-19, ZOOM has created the opportunity to have speakers from around the world. For example, we had professors from the Arctic University of Norway and from the University of Saskatchewan as co-presenters. Another, we saw alumni from our youth exchange program hailing from around the globe. Fantastic!
  • All of our committees, the chairs and members, didn't let COVID-19 get in the way of their work. Indeed they pivoted immediately and responded generously to help people in need in our own Vancouver community, and beyond to international initiatives, alleviating some of the struggle. Kudos to you all!
 
All-in-all, Gerry communicated that he couldn't have done the job of President without the incredible support of so many. A sincere thank you!
 
As we move forward, out of the COVID-19 limitations, we will be resuming in-person meetings. This meeting was a test of the hybrid in-person/ZOOM platform at TCC with the prospect of returning very soon to the venue. Most members of the Board attended as well as service committee chairs. We ran into a few tech issues but that should be sorted out completely as we move forward. Everyone is looking forward to being able to meet in-person again very soon.
 
A poll was sent to all present at the meeting to determine what the appetite is for resuming in-person. Overwhelmingly, members want it. Some would like a hybrid meeting with ZOOM for at least a while, to ease those who are unable or uncomfortable in returning just yet.
 
The Board will decide at their next meeting, July 8th, when and how we will move forward. As for pricing, costs are going up, so it can be expected that our dues/fees will also go up. A finance committee has been struck to look at the options and make recommendations to the Board. 
 
To close, a simple, humble, thank you for a great experience as your President. 
 
Gerry Glazier
President, 2020-21
 
 
Meeting adjourned with a toast to a successful upcoming year under Wayne's and the Board's leadership.
 
 
 

July 9, 2021

SERVE TO CHANGE LIVES

Wayne Fraser, President
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