Meeting Information

Regular meetings are held at noon at "Seasons in the Park" located in QE Park, unless otherwise listed.

Lunch & Meeting
When:  June 3rd, 2020
Where: Seasons, QE Park
Time: 12:00 Noon
Topic: strategic plans for 20/21
Coming Meetings:
  • Wednesday June 3rd
  • Wednesday June 24th

Please email President CiCi Yim to confirm your attendance.


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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview  
The Fraserview Rotary club is located in the heart of the lower mainland and services the area of Fraserview and surrounding areas.  Our club consists of local community leaders from around greater Vancouver including a reach into Downtown Vancouver, leaders who take an active role in their communities, all while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives.   Fraserview is a smaller club that allows our leaders to grow and contribute in ways they might not in a larger club. 
Join us for a meeting! Check the column on the left for meetings dates and times, and upcoming events.Members of our Rotary Club connect at weekly meetings and learn from business experts, political and civic leaders, and entrepreneurs, who help us stay informed on topics that are relevant to our community. Together, we make great things happen. We have a structure that focuses on action and positive results.
How did Rotary start... Read here..
Upcoming Events
$687 raised from our members during the COVID 19 Lockdown.
While members of our club could not physically get together during the recent lockdown, we were able to hold a virtual meeting live on social media and then members could log in and see the news, and exchange of ideas, complete with the Rotary Bell, and oh Canada, although you had to read and sing it yourself.
In addition members donated money in liu of meeting in total $687.00 was raised for the Rotary Foundation and 19 members donated throughout the events, the events were as follows:
Week 1 - Donate your Lunch
Week 2 - Donate your Lunch
Week 3 - Donate half your lunch
Week 4 - Donate your parking
Week 5 - Donate your Buns
Thank you to everyone for making a difference!
Rotary Club of Fraserview has sent a cheque and will present a photoshoot cheque of $1,200 to Educating Girls of Rural China this group came in and presented to us at our lunch in February. 
“Educating Girls of Rural China makes a real difference in the lives of young women who would otherwise be left behind and forgotten. It also helps to identify and support the future leaders that China needs. What impresses me most about the organization is its patient attention to each individual girl through every step of her advanced education.”
David Mulroney, Former Canadian Ambassador to China
Guojuan Ren is an orphan who was raised by her grandmother. She is currently in her first year at Liaoning University of Science and Technology. After meeting Canadian Ambassador John McCallum in August, she met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in December 2017.

By Now during this lock down you are likely experiencing a couple of things:

1) Depressing and stressful that multiple times over the past couple of weeks that we can’t buy simple things ... eggs , toilet paper , other stuff

2) Extremely stressful to be locked up and worse when you go out to worry the entire time that you could get sick ....

And there is a tendency to feel like a victim.   But for us this will pass, and right about the time that we are eating hot dogs in a movie theatre or food court .... some People in some countries will go back to normal but normal for them is that they can’t buy toilet paper ever ... many people can’t buy clean water for their kids ....And they live everyday in at least the 2 remaining countries, with diseases like polio hanging over their heads....

This time for many of us punctuates the life that they live each and every day that we all get a small taste of for this brief time ..

But as trapped as we are, and as helpless as we might feel at times, we are still Rotary, so what is it that we can do to help?  Here are what some are doing to make a difference:
  • Some people are going on line to buy from stores ... I heard from a couple of people that they are buying gifts from Purdys for Easter and having delivered 
  • Buying gift cards on line is a great way to support business as they get the cash and sending even a $5 card to friends and family helps 
  • Get take out .... it supports the restaurants and in now top heavy in a way of saying thanks for being here 
  • Pay for parking in street meters ... while the city says the streets are free .. we know better right ... every lost dollar will hurt the city and us, so drop a loonie in the meter or use your app 
  • Many Museums and gallery’s have posts for donations, these are facilities for our kids .... and the future ... they have very little funding, so consider donating even $5 or $10 not only will every dollar make a difference but it will make them feel good as well .
  • What are you personally doing to contribute to your circle of influence? Are you re-posting Facebook posts that talk about how we are all doomed /.. or are you re-posting good news and positive actions people can take ?
  • Finally it’s Easter .... it’s sunny ... we are all tired of being locked inside , I know it’s tempting to want to go to the beach this Easter ... stay inside ... this one more week ... we get back to normal if we follow the rules faster ... if you need to go out , walk your residential streets ... avoid going to where groups are gathering in parks and beaches 
  • All things pass, even this ... it will be okay, we will be okay, and we will be able to look back at this time.  Across the planet govts, groups, doctors and just plain people will have to ask ... “what did I do in this time of need..”
Our Giving Goals
Here are our giving goals and progress this year so far and as we hit the 6 month mark, half way through the Rotary Year, on Total we have raised/ Donated Over $13,000!
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Rotary World Help $400.00
Rotary Foundation $1,300.00 - Barbeque fundraiser
Autism Burma - $1,000.00
Beyond the Conversation Society - $2,027
Rotary Foundation - $580.00
Polio Fund - $1,340.00
Rotary Foundation Giving Tuesday - $2,015.00
CNIB - $2,019.75
Alzhiemers - 1,009.88
Rotary Foundation - Donate your lunch - $687.00
Educating Girls of Rural China - $1,200.00
An infographic that shows the goals of mitigation during an outbreak with two curves. The X-axis represents the number of daily cases and they Y-axis represents the amount of time since the first case. The first curve represents the number of cases when no protective measures during an outbreak are implemented and displays a large peak. The second curve is much lower, representing a much smaller rise in the number of cases if protective measures are implemented.

The main uncertainty in the coronavirus outbreak in the United States now is how big it will get, and how fast. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Nancy Messonnier told reporters on March 9, “many people in the US will at some point, either this year or next, get exposed to this virus.”

According to infectious disease epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch at Harvard, it’s “plausible” that 20 to 60 percent of adults will be infected with Covid-19 disease. So far, 80 percent of cases globally have been mild, but if the case fatality rate is around 1 percent (which several experts say it may be), a scenario is possible of tens or hundreds of thousands of deaths in the US alone.

Rotary Club of Fraserview presented a cheque of $1,000 to the Alzheimer's Society of BC at our February meeting.   The funds were raised during the Recent Blue Martini Gala and fundraiser Christmas event.   Thank you everyone for helping to raise the money for such a worthy cause.
The Rotary Club of Fraserview presented a cheque for just over $2,000 to the CNIB of BC.   These funds were raised at the holiday gal and fundraiser in early December.   Thank to everyone that helped make this event a success and raise funds for this cause.
At our January Meeting we inducted 2 new Paul Harris Fellows and 2 new +1 Paul Harris.  Honored First time Rotarians were: Blaire Montgomery & Camil Dubuc and the +1's are Henry Chan and Ajit Thandi.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Jan. 7, 2020 — Members of Toastmasters and Rotary will enhance their skills, broaden their networks and increase their positive impact in communities through a new collaboration.

The ongoing relationship between the two organizations will begin at the grassroots level with local club members learning and working together. Additionally, Toastmasters will create a set of eight structured communication and leadership development courses for Rotary with a phased rollout that will be available in English in 2020, and in more languages in 2021.


We have two new Gold Sponsors for our club!
As part of the Giving Tuesday Fund drive for the Rotary Foundation we now have 2 new Gold Sponsors:  Securiguard Services Inc. and EasyPark.   Securigaurd is a new sponsor, thank you and Welcome, EasyPark was a Silver Sponsor that upgraded as part of this promo.
Interested in become our sponsor?  Visit Here
Last year we lost one of our members.   The Rotary Club of Fraserview recently raised money in his name and made a donation to the Rotary Foundation and presented his widow with a Paul Harris Fellow certificate in his name.
William is from Brunei – in south East Asia on the north coast of Borneo, when you look up on line about Brunei its says it is known as “ The Abode of Peace
William came to Canada and Vancouver as a businessman and started a beef jerky business, BKH jerky, and met the love of his life Flora.    William joined the Fraserview Rotary in early 2017.

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The Mind Museum Trip
Our sincerest gratitude to Children's Hour, The Mind Museum, Jollibee, Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview, and the Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown for extending your generous support. The joy we witnessed from the faces of our community was truly indescribable. They have experienced, for the first time, a fun way of engaging and learning science. #AlexaMiraSociety #GiveLoveInspire
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