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P.O. Box 48358, Bentall Centre
Vancouver, BC V7X 1A1
admin@rotaryvancouver.org 
www.rotaryvancouver.org
Vol. 103 No. 19
Gerry Glazier, President
Gabby Dickert, Secretary

UPCOMING MEETING NOVEMBER 17, 2020
CLUB DAY

 
 

UPCOMING MEETING NOVEMBER 24, 2020
Captain Mike Armstrong
Living the life of a Fraser River Pilot

Capt. Mike Armstrong started working on small tugs out of high school in 1976. He worked his way up to captain on deep sea tugs and coastal freights vessels. After going ashore for 7 years working at the Coast guard marine traffic centre, he returned to the sea as a mate at Seaspan ferries and then captain. In 2001 Capt. Armstrong became a Fraser river pilot.
 
Capt. Armstrong is a past director in the Canadian marine pilots association, past president of the Fraser River Pilots Association and the Canadian Merchant Service Guild. At present, he is a Director for the Canadian lifeboat institution and still a working pilot.
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UBC Rotaract Club Fundraiser

Are you looking for something to do on the weekend? Do you have teens looking for something to do on the weekend? Here's a great, socially distant, event that will help our community from the comfort of your family room.

Attend Rotaract x Mental Health Awareness Club's Movie night!
We are going to be watching "Spider-Man: Homecoming” on Netflix Party! Hangout and meet new friends while supporting the Greater Vancouver Food Bank!

WHEN: Nov 15, 8-10PM
COST:  $2.00 per person, groups of 4 save 25%
PRIZE DRAW: Every admission entry is put into a mystery prize draw worth $25 in gift cards!
 
 
Thanks to the event's sponsor:  Banh Mi Tres Bon
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ROTARY CLUB OF VANCOUVER
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Annual General Meeting of the Members and
Directors of ROTARY CLUB OF VANCOUVER will be held via Zoom, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the hour of 12.00 p.m. for the purpose of transacting the following business:
  1. To receive the report of the Directors to the members;
  2. To receive and approve the financial statements of the Society for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020;
  3. To appoint auditors or to waive the appointment of auditors;
  4. To appoint or confirm the appointment of the Officers; and
  5. To transact such other business as may lawfully come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.

VANCOUVER ROTARY CLUB FOUNDATION
NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF MEMBERS


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an Annual General Meeting of the Members and
Directors of VANCOUVER ROTARY CLUB FOUNDATION will be held via Zoom, on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at the hour of 1.00 p.m. for the purpose of transacting the following business:
  1. To receive the report of the Directors to the members;
  2. To receive and approve the financial statements of the Society for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020;
  3. To appoint auditors or to waive the appointment of auditors;
  4. To appoint or confirm the appointment of the Officers; and
  5. To transact such other business as may lawfully come before the meeting or any adjournment thereof.
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Upcoming Events
CONTACT COMMITTEE CHAIRS FOR UPCOMING DATES
please click on the titles for more info for specific events
Membership Committee Meeting (contact membership@rotaryvancouver.org)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Nov 24, 2020 8:30 AM
 
Investment Club (contact Chair for updates on meeting dates)
Nov 26, 2020 6:00 PM
 
Public Image committee meeting (contact media@rotaryvancouver.org)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Nov 27, 2020 10:00 AM
 
Public Image committee meeting (contact media@rotaryvancouver.org)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Dec 11, 2020 10:00 AM
 
Youth Service Committee meeting (email youth@rotaryvancouver.org for meeting invite)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Dec 15, 2020
 
Youth Service Committee meeting (contact youth@rotaryvancouver.org)
Dec 15, 2020
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
 
International Service Committee meeting (contact international@rotaryvancouver.org)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Dec 17, 2020 7:00 PM
 
Food on the Corner
Dec 19, 2020 11:00 AM
 
Public Image committee meeting (contact media@rotaryvancouver.org)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Dec 25, 2020 10:00 AM
 
Membership Committee Meeting (contact membership@rotaryvancouver.org)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Dec 29, 2020 8:30 AM
 
Investment Club (contact Chair for updates on meeting dates)
Dec 31, 2020 6:00 PM
 
View entire list

MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

 
Due notice having been given; the following individual member has been declared elected as a member of the Club. 
 
Soudeh Keypour
 
Classification:
Architecture
Proposer:
Parisa Adrangi
 
 
 Nick Blom Nov 16
 
at our Club
Ryan Crean 4 years
Wayne Fraser 9 years
Kaz Kadono 9 years
 
wedding
Richard Higgins & Diana Robinson 33 years Nov 14

Last Meeting November 10, 2020

Gerry Glazier, President, chaired the meeting.
Gabby Dickert, Secretary, hosted the meeting via ZOOM & introduced guests.
Miya Otake played O Canada on her harp via taped video.
 
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.
     
  • The RCoV Board meeting was held last week. Finally we have the finances in place to be able to approve funding for the permanent ping pong table at Kit's in Vancouver. It's been a long road to get here. Thank you to those who have worked diligently on the project, especially Anne Lippert for her perseverance and patience. Anne and I, Gerry, plan to be one of the first to play a game on the table to celebrate.
     
  • Also decided upon was that the Board cannot support our club organizing any in-person meetings moving forward. This especially in the face of Dr. Henry imposing new directives on the area. Note, our club is considered "social" versus necessary business. Below are some of the directives we know of that affect how we operate:

    Social interactions
    Socialize only with those in your immediate household. A household is:
    - your immediate family
    - a group of people who live in the same dwelling. For example:
         - If you have a rental suite in your home, the suite is a separate household
         - If you live in an apartment or house with roommates, you are all members of
           the same household
    - a co-parent who lives outside your household

    People who live alone
    People who live alone can socialize with one or two people at home, ouside or at a restaurant. These one or two people become your immediate household.

    Gatherings
    No social gatherings of any size with anyone other than your immediate household. For example:
    - do not invite friends or extended family to your household
    - do not gather outdoors
    - do not gather at restaurants

    The new restrictions apply to residents of the Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health authority regions, where cases of COVID-19 have surged in recent weeks.
 
Secretary's announcements:
  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays, member club anniversaries, wedding anniversaries (see above)
     
Member's Moments and Special Announcements:
  • A number of our members related their first-hand memories of terrible war times from their youth. Some good, like Nick Blom's memory of the Canadian troops coming to liberate them. Most of us have not been so touched by war. We are so incredibly lucky that is the case. We owe a debt of gratitude for those who fought to ensure we live in such a peaceful, secure country.
 
Program:
 
Captain Bill Annand, our Remembrance Day speaker, was introduced by Brian Street. Capt Annand is with the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada. He was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, and grew up in the nearby city of St. Catharines. The oldest of three children, he first acted on his life-long interest in soldiering when he joined the Royal
Canadian Army Cadets as a young teenager. He Joined the Canadian Armed Forces on completing high school in 1980.

Captain Annand started his career as a Private soldier with Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (PPCLI). On completion of his basic and Infantry training, he was posted to 1 st Battalion (Bn) PPCLI in Calgary Ab. In the 1st Bn, he progressed through the junior Non-Commissioned ranks and held various positions, including positions within the Bn’s rifle companies and in Combat Support Company, primarily in the Bn’s Anti-Tank platoon.
On promotion to Sergeant in 1988, he was posted to the PPCLI Battle School, in  Wainwright, Ab, where he would spend the next four years teaching leadership and infantry training.

In 1992, Captain Annand transferred to 3rd Bn PPCLI in Esquimalt BC. He would stay with 3rd Bn until 2005, in both Esquimalt BC and Edmonton Ab, filling various roles in the bn including that of the Anti-Armour Platoon Commander in Bosnia, as a Warrant Officer, the Second in Command of Direct Fire Support Platoon in Afghanistan, and in senior positions within the battalion’s airborne component.

In 2008, Capt Annand was promoted to Master Warrant Officer, and appointed as Company Sergeant-Major of A Company, 1 PPCLI – the rifle company he first started with as a private soldier. In 2010, he commissioned from the ranks to his current rank. While with PPCLI, Captain Annand filled various extra-regimental appointments in both Ottawa (2005 –2007) and Vancouver (2007/2008 then 2009 – 2015). His duties in Vancouver included Operations Officer, then Adjutant of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, then Adjutant of 39 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters.

In 2015, Captain Annand moved to Canadian Forces Recruiting Group as a Military Career Counsellor at Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre Pacific, Detachment Vancouver. After a year or so, he was appointed Deputy Commanding Officer of Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre Pacific.
 
As you most likely presume, the Remembrance Day ceremonies will be greatly affected this year due to COVID-19. Given the restrictions on numbers that can safely gather civic services have been suspended. Whenever the situation allows, 2 minutes will be taken to remember those who have already made the greatest sacrifice for our country but also those who are currently actively working for our country.
 
Capt. Annand spoke about the current operations that Canada is involved with globally. With approximately 100,000 members in the armed forces (approx. 56K regular members and 30-40K reserves), there are many roles being filled to keep us and our allies safe and secure. 
 
Capt. Annand provided some information about the many and varied operations currently underway around the world. The type of work done on the various operations is diverse, as are the number of people deployed to each operation. It ranges from one person to dozens depending on the need. Most are supporting local governments and armed forces in improving local military skills, securing Canada’s global interests, and essentially helping to make the world a safer one.
 
What operations are active is decided upon by our government. They issue the where, what, and how -- the requirements and restrictions. The armed forces take those directives and develop an implementation plan on behalf of our government. The funding for the operations primarily comes from Global Affairs Canada, who direct the missions and give a large portion of the money to support them. 
 
We are not as involved with the UN as in the past. There are a number of factors for this, one being that peace keeping has changed significantly since the 90s. The UN becomes a little less effective at times; they have different rules and restrictions from other forces. This is primarily because of significant changes in the way peace keeping is looked at globally.
 
Here in Canada sees a number of operations as well. The armed forces provides services keeping our resources and citizens safe. Some examples of the work they do: search & rescue, forest fire fighting, 
 
For a list of current operations, both in Canada and globally, CLICK HERE.
 
To read 10 quick facts about the Canadian Armed Forces, CLICK HERE.
 
Brian posted on the Rotary Club of Vancouver Facebook page: This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Canadian Liberation of the Netherlands. To mark this momentous occasion, you may enjoy watching this documentary “75 Years Later: The Sounds of Freedom.” CLICK HERE to view.
 
 
Meeting adjourned with a moment of silence and a toast to our armed forces around the world.
 

November 20, 2020

ROTARY OPENS OPPORTUNITIES

Gerry Glazier, President
admin@rotaryvancouver.org   Gabby Dickert, Secretary