Meeting Information

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

 
Lunch & Meeting
When:  Wednesday, February 24th, 2021
Where: Virtual on line
Time: 12:00 Pm
Speaker: 
Topic: 
 
Coming Meetings:
Wednesday Feb 24th, 2021
Wednesday March 10th,2021 AGM/Meeting
 
Please note that due to COVID all
Meetings will now be online until January

Please register online or email the treasurer  Blair Montgomery to confirm your attendance.

 

West 33rd Avenue (at Cambie), Vancouver, BC.

 

                 

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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..
 
 
 
 
Purchase your official Pink Shirt Day merchandise and support anti-bullying initiatives in BC!
 
This Pink Shirt Day, our focus is working together and treating others with dignity and respect. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all and shown the importance of helping one another and advocating for those who need it. Help us “lift each other up” and support programs that encourage healthy self esteem and teach empathy, compassion and kindness.
For the 13th consecutive year, Rotary has received Charity Navigator's highest rating: https://on.rotary.org/3nXN5yB
 
The Foundation earned the recognition for adhering to sector best practices and executing its mission in a financially efficient way, demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only one percent of the organizations Charity Navigator evaluates have received 13 consecutive 4-star evaluations.

"Your achievement and 4-star rating will enhance your organization’s fundraising and public relations efforts,” says Michael Thatcher, president and chief executive officer of Charity Navigator. "This exceptional designation sets the Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness."

Union Gospel Mission

This year we ran a donate your lunch campaign with members given that we could not meet for lunch.   We chose to raise money for the Union Gospel Mission in Vancouver.  This drive was a huge success and we were able to collectively raise $700 for the Mission which equals about 200 meals for those in need in Vancouver.
 
We had executive members present the cheque to the mission pictured are: Ram, Ellen, and Blaire.
WOW.. What can we say.....  this was a great success...  We raised $4,400.00 that has now been sent to the Rotary Foundation
Giving Tuesday is a North American wide day of giving. For the second year in a row our club raised money and awareness for the Rotary Foundation on this day.
 
We know that this is difficult given the challenges of COVID But those in need in the world also are having more difficulties and have more need during this period.
 
Thank you everyone!
 
Draw Prizes results
WIN PRIZES for donating,  the draw was done at the December virtual meeting drawn with everyone on the call. The winners were:
 
Apple AirPod Pro - Mercedes Wong
EasyPark $100 wallet load for parking - Elena Murgoci
Family Pass to the Maritime Museum - Ellen Hsu
Tim Hortons $50 card -  Joost Schokkenbroek
A Christmas Miracle...ours
 
At this time of year there is much talk about "Christmas Miracles" and this year we have our own miracle at the the Rotary club of Fraserview.
 
Miracles do happen but not always are they random.    In general miracles tend to be attracted to either hard work or good intentions.  When hard work gets combined with good intentions then miracles tend to happen more frequently.
 
That was what happened in our club.  When we started this year all of us on the executive were concerned about a year with COVID and what that meant to our club in terms of targets and fundraising.  we set fairly aggressive goals for ourselves this year knowing that the world would need help like never before, but we simply were not sure if we would make those targets by June 31st of next year when the year ends.  Especially without the ability to do  a large event.
 
So here we are, we are half way through the year on December 31st.. and here is the miracle for our club and the world we choose to support:
 
Rotary Foundation Target for 20/21 - $4,500 
What we have raised so far - $6,769 - Christmas Miracle!
 
Polio Fund Target for 20/21 - $1,300
What we have raised so far - $1,300 - Christmas Miracle
 
Our Clubs Goal for total club giving 20/21 - $9,000
What we have raised so far - $10,305 - Christmas Miracle.
 
Nobody thought we could hit the targets let alone before the six month mark. Thank you to everyone... we did this by doing little things for 6 months and it all just added up.. like a miracle.
We have set the goals for giving to $9,000 for this year, so far we have raised and donated $11.229.00
 
fundraising thermometer
 
 
 
 
Rotary Foundation - $1938.00
Rotary Foundation (Paul Harris Award) $685.00
Rotary World Help - $370.00
Mask Project - Rotary Foundation - $507.50
Donate Your Lunch Rotary Foundation - $590.50
Rotary Polio Fund - $1,100.00
Giving Tuesday Dec 1st - Foundation - $4,400.00
International, Autism Burma - $1,000.00
Union Gospel Mission - $700.00
 
 
 
 
We had some great donations from the recent Giving Tuesday, some so kind that they qualified for the sponsorship level and they have been added below and on the web site:
 
Gold - Mercedes Wong and Prominent Real Estate 
Gold - John Wu and Columbia Security
Gold - Joost Schokkenbroek and the Vancouver Maritime museum
Gold - Nortech Parking Services
 
Silver - Jonas Stahr and Total Green
 
We also had a number of members that have now hit new milestones for giving and we will see a number of New PAUL HARRIS recipients in the New Year! 
 
Thank you to all of them.
New Rotary Face Masks, designed by our club for our club and any others that want them.
 
2 styles to choose from; $20.00 each.   75% of the profit from each mask will be donated to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Show your affiliation to Rotary while supporting and keeping the world and your community safe.
 
You can buy here and pick up at club or we will deliver to you.  Buy here:    https://vancouverfraserviewrotary.org/event/rotary-mask-a/
 
 
 
 
We are proud to announce that for the second year we are supporting the Rotary World Help program by donating $10 per member and becoming an affiliate, we will present the $370 cheque at a later lunch.  Stay tuned for info about how else we can help get medical equipment in the hands of people around the globe.
 
Rotary World Help is a non profit organization aimed at collecting and distributing medical equipment & supplies, dental, optical, education & sports equipment and disaster relief supplies to international recipients in need. We are a non-religious, non-political charity run by Rotary Clubs from British Columbia, Canada.
 
http://rotaryworldhelp.com/
 
At the October lunch and meeting two of our members were presented with Paul Harris pins by the District Governor.
 
  • Mercedes Wong received her +1 pin for Donations to the Foundation, this being her send Paul Harris Distinction.
  • Nigel Bullers was presented with a  +2 this being his 3rd Paul Harris for Donations to the Foundation
 
Dr. Bonnie Henry is “very grateful” for recognition received from the Royal City Rotary Club.

On June 17, Royal City Rotary inducted B.C.’s provincial health officer as an honorary Rotarian and presented her with a Paul Harris Fellow award on behalf of the club. Lizz Kelly, president-elect of the Royal City Rotary Club, presented Henry with the honour, while members of Royal City Rotary and the Rotary Club of New Westminster attended the online presentation.

 

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