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P.O. Box 48358, Bentall Centre
Vancouver, BC V7X 1A1
admin@rotaryvancouver.org
www.rotaryvancouver.org
Vol 104 No. 10
Wayne Fraser, President
Nadja Gehriger, Secretary

UPCOMING MEETING SEP 14, 2021
Darrell Evans, Executive Director & Founder, Canadian Institute for Information and Privacy Studies (CIIPS)
Duty to Document

Darrell started the movement to enable the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act passed in British Columbia – widely recognized as Canada’s most progressive provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. This impressive accomplishment led to the creation of the BC Freedom of Information and Privacy Association (FIPA), which has just celebrated their 25thanniversary. Darrell was FIPA’s first President and acted as its Executive Director until December 2010.

Darrell was awarded both the Grace-Pepin Access to Information Award and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his long dedication and hard work to advancing the principles of access to information both in his home province and across Canada.

Darrell conceived of the Canadian Institute for Information and Privacy Studies (CIIPS) and continues to play a leading role in its operations.

https://www.infoandprivacy.ca/about-us/who-we-are/executive-director/
 

UPCOMING MEETING, SEP 21, 2021

 

UPCOMING MEETING, SEP 28, 2021
Ei Sun OH, Principal Adviser, Pacific Research, Malaysia
Malaysia: Opportunities and Challenges Amidst a Pandemic

Ei Sun will provide an overview of the current socioeconomic situation in Malaysia and also the state of the pandemic, together with the challenges and opportunities presented.

Andrew Goh, Past Assistant Governor, RC Malaysia; Aleen Foo, President, RC Port Klang, Malaysia
Rotary in Malaysia

​Andrew and Aleen will talk about the Rotary Clubs in Malaysia including what projects they have been supporting.
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How will the new Proof of Vaccination guidelines affect our club?

Our priority is ensuring all of our members can be comfortable meeting in as safe an environment as we can possibly provide. To that end at our in-person weekly club meeting, we have worked with the Terminal City Club, adhering to guidelines of having sanitary stations available, disposable gloves for handling the serving utensils, and an attempt to limit the number of people gathering at the buffet tables. Also the tables are spread out and the place settings at each have been reduced to six.
 
As everyone is aware the government has instituted a proof of vaccination protocol. Exactly how this will affect us, we are unsure of at the time of this writing. The Terminal City Club will determine what their protocols will be and how they will be enforced given we enjoy a meal together. Until then, it is our understanding that we can carry on as we have been. 
 
We will keep you posted as we gather more information. 
 
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Easter Seals fundraiser - Parisa Adrangi

On Friday September 17th Vancouverites will become superheroes by rappelling down the Guinness Tower. One of our own, Parisa Adrangi, will be one of those superheroes. They are all raising funds for Easter Seals. The fundraising will support two essential services that Easter Seals BC/Yukon provides: Easter Seals House and Easter Seals Camp.
 
Easter Seals House in Vancouver provides a low cost, caring place to stay for more than 100 parents and children every night. Our camp offers once-in-a-lifetime, week-long, fully accessible camping experiences for individuals living with disabilities, every summer. 

CLICK HERE to support Parisa

Come out to the event to cheer her on! Details of timing and location below.

Date

Date: Friday, September 17, 2021
Starts at: 9:00 AM PST
Ends at: 6:00 PM PST
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Location

Guinness Tower
1055 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC CAN
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CORRECTION FROM LAST WEEK'S ROTOR

Thanks to Thomas Miller for bringing it to our attention.
 
Ariel Qi's name: Ariel. Also, her position is District Rotaract Representative, which is essentially the District Governor of Rotaract.
 
Ariel's name was misspelled and her position was incorrectly noted. Sorry Ariel!
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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
Sep 18, 2021 11:00 AM
 
Youth Service Committee meeting
Terminal City Club
Sep 21, 2021 11:00 AM
 
Membership Committee Meeting (contact membership@rotaryvancouver.org)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Sep 28, 2021 8:30 AM
 
Rotarians' Investment Club meeting
Sep 30, 2021
 
RCoV Board meeting
Oct 07, 2021 4:00 PM
 
Community Service Committee meeting (contact community@rotaryvancouver.org)
Oct 12, 2021 1:15 PM
 
Food on the Corner
Oct 16, 2021 11:00 AM
 
Youth Service Committee meeting
Terminal City Club
Oct 19, 2021 11:00 AM
 
International Service Committee meeting (contact international@rotaryvancouver.org)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Oct 21, 2021 7:15 PM
 
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2021
 
Membership Committee Meeting (contact membership@rotaryvancouver.org)
virtual ZOOM meeting
Oct 26, 2021 8:30 AM
 
Rotarians' Investment Club meeting
Oct 28, 2021
 
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MEMBERSHIP MATTERS

 
Richard Landahl Sep 07
Mekdes Gete Sep 09
 
 
at our Club
none this week
 
 
wedding
Phil & Miriam Webber
52 years Sep 07
 

Last Meeting Sep. 07, 2021

Wayne Fraser, President, chaired the meeting
Nadja Gehriger, Secretary, hosted the meeting in-person & via ZOOM
Jill Pennefather, Sergeant At Arms, introduced the 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.
     
Secretary's announcements:
  • reminders of upcoming events/meetings (see above)
  • birthdays, member club anniversaries, wedding anniversaries (see above)
     
Special presentations and Members' Moments:
  • Gerry Glazier: Volunteers needed! There will be a RWH container loading on September 18th. The container is heading to Montevideo, Uruguay. Our club sponsored the costs for this container. Though due to covid there is still a restriction on volunteers, there is opportunity for 6 of our members to help. It’s a great opportunity to get to know other Rotarians and supporters of RWH, just ask our regulars, Kaz, Gerry, and now Mekdes. Let Carolyn know if you are interested, it’s a first come, first serve opportunity.
 
Program:
President, Wayne Fraser:
 
Our club has an incredibly rich history, in 2021 celebrating its 108th birthday. To mark the club’s centennial, past president Mary Laing was instrumental in putting together a celebration held down on the plaza around the Olympic flames at the waterfront. In addition, she with the support of many ensured we have a historic record with a video highlighting the wonderful successes of the club and of other clubs around the province for which our club was instrumental in starting.
 
The video is a bit long for us to show today at 45 minutes, but here are a few clips I want to share with you.
 
 
 
It is obvious that the hard work and innovative ideas of our members, some still present, many gone, is the reason we are such a rich club on all fronts – financially of course, but also in the support we provide to our communities both locally and beyond, not to mention the personalities that come together in our membership all in the name of service.

How do we continue to build on the rich history moving forward is a question that every President, every Board asks. We have developed a strategic plan that will, hopefully, keep us on the right track.  I want to bring to your attention a few areas from our current strategic plan to help guide us moving forward.
 
 
 
 
Meeting adjourned with a toast to our youth and all the programs they are involved with.
 
 

September 17, 2021

SERVE TO CHANGE LIVES

Wayne Fraser, President
admin@rotaryvancouver.org   Nadja Gehriger, Secretary