P.O. Box 48358, Bentall Centre
Vancouver, BC V7X 1A1
Vol. 103 No. 38
Gerry Glazier, President
Gabby Dickert, Secretary

Jonathan Crossen, Associate Professor,
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Emmy Stavostrand Neuls, Manager Graduate Programs, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, USask 

Indigenous People of Norway, the Sami

Jonathan Crossen is a senior lecturer at the Centre for Sámi Studies at UiT, the Arctic University of Norway. He holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Waterloo, Canada. His research focuses on the history of Indigenous internationalism. His most recent publication focuses on the links between Indigenous international organizations and the decolonization movement. He is researches the history of Indigenous participation in the Arctic Council.
Emmy Stavostrand Neuls, a native of Norway, led the development and implementation of the GENI program, in collaboration with partners from UiT The Arctic University of Norway (UiT). The program was the first international joint degree to be offered at USask with a European institution. It was also the first joint degree between Canada and Norway, and at the time of launch, was the first truly international joint degree in Western Canada.




Mindy Tulsi-Igram, Founder & CEO, Green & Green Gifts with Flair, 
This COVID Thing -- Personal Journey, Lessons Learned

As Chief Gift Officer of Green & Green Gifts with Flair, Mindy’s Vancouver based business
is deeply rooted in her innate culture of gift-giving. Since 1993, Green & Green has built a
niche in the corporate gift-giving market by delighting clients with unique gifts that extend
their brand. Whether branded promotional items and milestone programs or customized
gourmet gift baskets, each gift sent is beautifully presented and gratefully received.

A marketer with a double major in Economics and Communications from Simon Fraser
University, Mindy has perfected the art of strengthening business relationships through the
art of appreciation.

St. Paul's Hospital, update on new hospital plans



With the sad passing of our friend and leader DG Dave Hamilton, the decision has been made to cancel the special April 11th awards ceremony.
As you can imagine we had a great hope to include DG Dave in the presentation of his selections for the DG Awards and the Don Evans People of Action Awards. It is not to be. These awards will be presented at a later date, still undecided.
The Outstanding Rotary Club of the Year and the Outstanding Rotarian of the Year will be presented at the District Conference on June 4th or 5th.
Be sure to be part of what looks to be an outstanding conference and be in attendance when our important awards are presented.


Peter Clarke
District 5040 Awards Chair


If you have not already registered, click the button below to do so:


District 5040 - The Year Ahead Sessions 2021

The following has been sent to all Rotarians in District 5040.
A reminder that the first of the Year Ahead sessions is this Saturday, April 10 from 10 a.m. - noon when Del Paterson and Ian Grant from the District Foundation committee talk about all you need to know about Foundation Basics and Grant Management.
Each club should have at least one person, preferably the Foundation chair attend so you can be eligible to apply for a district or global grant.
All of these sessions are free and open to every Rotarian in District 5040, not just club and district executives. 
Membership follows on April 22 and 24 (separate sessions, they are not Parts 1 and 2); Public Relations/Public Image is April 29, while Youth Programs and Rotaract wrap up the Year Ahead sessions on May 5.
You can check out the full itinerary as well as register in advance for the Zoom sessions at this link.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Andrea Johnson
District 5040 PR/PI chair
RC Prince George - Nechako


Global Grant Project- “Girls Helping Girls Stay in School” -Kampala Uganda

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Here is an update for Rotary Global Grant "Girls Helping Girls Stay in School". (n.b., our club, RCoV, provided some funding for this project.) The grant has funded the setting up of the Rotary Hygiene and Sanitation Social Enterprise Ltd. Housed as a separate entity at the Candle Light High School in Mukono District, Uganda.
The mandate of the social enterprise is to provided training in Mental Hygiene management and to produce reusable environmentally friendly sanitary pads. The brand name is EnviroPADS. The training is being given to both boys and girls to encourage students to respect each other and to ensure that there is safe space for the girls. The training will also help girls to have a better understanding of how their bodies develop and build self esteem and confidence. 
The sewing machines and materials have been purchased, the manager appointed, the seamstresses employed, and R&D on the product has been undertaken. The seamstresses are all graduates from the Candle Light High School who came top of their sewing class. All of them are proficient in operating sewing machines. The feedback for the product is that the pads are comfortable and give confidence.
The social enterprise is working initially with six schools in Mukono District, District 9211 Rotary Roses, who also have a project to help girls stay in school at the time of their periods, and with the Uganda Safety for Health Activities (USHA), which is a cooperation between Rotary International and U.S. Aid for WASH programs in 21 districts in Uganda. 
As noted already, the training is given to both girls and boys to give better understanding and to encourage respect in the schools. Girls missing school at the time of their period is a big problem in many African countries. Hopefully the social enterprise will be able to make a difference.
Christopher Loat
Global Grant International Sponsor Lead
Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise
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Upcoming Events
please click on the titles for more info for specific events
Community Service Committee meeting (contact
May 11, 2021 1:15 PM
Public Image committee meeting (contact
virtual ZOOM meeting
May 14, 2021 10:00 AM
Food on the Corner
May 15, 2021 11:00 AM
Youth Service Committee meeting (contact
May 18, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
International Service Committee meeting (contact
virtual ZOOM meeting
May 20, 2021 7:15 PM
Membership Committee Meeting (contact
virtual ZOOM meeting
May 25, 2021 8:30 AM
Investment Club (contact Chair for updates on meeting dates)
May 27, 2021 6:00 PM
Public Image committee meeting (contact
virtual ZOOM meeting
May 28, 2021 10:00 AM
Community Service Committee meeting (contact
Jun 08, 2021 1:15 PM
Public Image committee meeting (contact
virtual ZOOM meeting
Jun 11, 2021 10:00 AM
Youth Service Committee meeting (contact
Jun 15, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Myron Kuzych Apr 6th
Graham Coleman Apr 12th
at our Club
Tugce Irtenk 3 years
Sandra Lowe 3 years
Tim Ikavalko 39 years
Daniel Hawreluk & Diana Gehriger
2 years Apr 6th

Last Meeting April 6, 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.
  • For the sake of brevity knowing that the YSC Fundraising Auction will need as much time as we can offer, announcements were kept to a minimum.
Secretary's announcements:
  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays, member club anniversaries, wedding anniversaries (see above)
The club youth services committee hosted a FUNdraiser auction, raising funds for youth programs they support. Joan Posivy was the driving force behind the endeavour, and a successful one it was. Though the final number is still to be tallied and announced, the preliminary number is that the auction raised around $20,000!! 
A sincere thank you from the FUNdraiser auction organizing committee, and the youth services committee as whole, to all of the generous donors and enthusiastic bidders.
Here is a list of winners:
  1. LIFT RESTAURANT GIFT CARD (x2), donor: Iredale Architecture, winners: John Bathurst & Phil Webber
  2. SUSHI DINNER FOR FIVE, donor: Ron Suzuki (RC Van Sunrise), winner: Stephanie Lawton
  3. 2-WEEKS OF MEALS FROM PLANTED MEALS, donor: Sandra Lowe, winner: Darren Radbourne
  4. STARBUCK GIFT CARD, donor: Adriana Zylmans, winner: Stu Bird
  5. SUNRISE SOYA FOODS GIFT BASKET, donor: Shirley & Peter Joe c/o Ron Suzuki (RC Van Sunrise), winner: Nathan Hesketh
  6. THE “5 ROTARIANS” WORK CREW, donors: Joan Posivy, Deb Sankey, John Bathurst, John Sullivan & Ron Suzuki, winner: Stephanie Lawton
  7. ROSE’S SHORTBREAD (x3), donor: Wayne Fraser, winners: Peter Clarke, Barbara Welsh, and Jim Evans
  8. 1-WEEK IN ARIZONA, donor: Gerry Glazier, winner: Nadja Gehriger
  9. ETHIOPIAN COOKING LESSON, donor: Mekdes Gete, winner: Stephanie Lawton
  10. A PAUL HARRIS AWARD, donor: John Bathurst, winner: Verona Edelstein
  11. YOUR “MARGARITA PRIMER” (x2), donor: John Bathurst, winners: Barbara Welsh & Paul Martin
  12. GABBY’S BOOK OF JOKES! (x4), donor: Gabby Dickert, winners: Kaz Kadono, Jack Zaleski, Deb Sankey, and John Bathurst
  13. VANCOUVER COFFEE TOUR BY BICYCLE (x2), donor: Nathan Hesketh, winners: Deb Sankey & John Hayto
  14. SHAKEN OR STIRRED, donor: John Hayto, winner: Rene Fluri
  15. A CELLAR DINNER FOR FOUR (x2), donor: John Hayto, winners: Nick Blom & Kendall Jessiman
  16. IPAD AIR WITH ENGRAVING, donor: Jack Zaleski, winner: Franz Gehriger
  17. THE BAY GIFT CARD, donor: Michael & Jane Woolnough, winner: Verona Edelstein
  18. 3-DAY FLY FISHING ADVENTURE TO 100 MILE HOUSE, donor: Peter Clarke, winner: Phil Webber
  19. BENNY’S MARKET ITALIAN GIFT BASKET, donors: Janet & Ramone Benadetti c/o Ron Suzuki (RC Van Sunrise), winner: Jim Evans
  20. SKI DAY AT CYPRESS MOUNTAIN, donor: John Hayto, winner: Shoshanah Webber
  21. WHISTLER OR HAWAII ACCOMMODATION, donors: Paul & Lynne McCrea, winner: Franz Gehriger
  22. UNIVERSITY GOLF CLUB GIFT CERTIFICATE, donor: Anne Lippert, winner: Peter Clarke
  23. ARCHITECHTURAL CONSULTING, donor: Myron Kuzych, winner: Wayne Fraser
  24. AFTERNOON YACHT CRUISE FOR 10 (x3), donor: Stu Bird, winners: Navid Morawej, Paul Martin, and Joan Posivy
  25. HARLEY-DAVIDSON WATCHES, donor: Malcolm Hunter, winner: Paul Martin
  26. 2-HOUR VPD CANINE EXPERIENCE, donor: VPD Canine Unit c/o Joan Posivy, winner: Rene Fluri
  27. MYSTERY AUCTION ITEM, donor: Barbara Welsh, winner: Gabby Dickert
  28. DONATION received from Tremayne Perry for the cause.
Congratulations to all!! Already looking forward to the next one in nine months or so.
Meeting adjourned with a toast to our members who, without fail, continue to support youth in our community.

May 07, 2021


Gerry Glazier, President   Gabby Dickert, Secretary