Meeting Information

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

 
Lunch & Meeting
When:  Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
Where: Virtual on line
Time: 12:00 Pm
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Coming Meetings:
Wed May 5th, 2021
 
Please note that due to COVID all
Meetings will now be online until May

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..
 
Rotary’s involvement with COVID-19 vaccination
A message from Rotary International President Holger Knaack and The Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair K. R. Ravindran
 
From Darcy Long District Governor 2018-2019
March 30,2021
 
Dear Rotary Family,
 
It is with profound sadness I share with you the news of the passing of our beloved District Governor Dave Hamilton. Dave lost his battle with Prostate cancer last night (Mar 29), with Tanya by his side.
 
There has been such an outpouring of love from all of you, and I have no doubt Dave has felt it and it has helped to comfort him in his final days.
 
As that same love will help Tanya, and Dave’s family, in the days moving forward as we all grieve with them.
 
The Rotary Family has lost a true champion, humanitarian, and friend.
 
Due to the Covid Pandemic restrictions we are unable to meet in person to celebrate Dave at this time.
 
Rest assured as soon as there is an opportunity to gather, notice will go out for a celebration of life to be held at the Beach Grove Golf Club in Tsawwassen as per Dave’s request.
 
We will pass on more information as it becomes known to us.
 
Rest in Peace Dave. Thank you for sharing your dance moves with us.

You were an amazing friend and inspirational leader who will truly be missed.
 
With very heavy hearts,
Darcy and Doug
 

A Legacy That will Transform

The Dave Hamilton Service Above Self Bursary will make it possible for students to reach for the stars and pursue their dreams after high school. This bursary will be available to any high school graduate of District 5040 and will be awarded to students who demonstrate:

  • being part of the Rotary family (Interactor)
  • examples of Service Above Self to the community
  • good citizenship
  • satisfactory academic progress
  • the commitment to continue their education or skills development.
There will be a formal application process. Details to follow.
 
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The regular End of March Meeting which again will be virtual. Zoom Link to follow.

A simple basket of buns is something we take for granted on the lunch or dinner table, but there are many areas of the world where this is not true, and this simple basket of bread would be seen as a gift for families that are starving.  A small amount of money like $2.50 also seems insignificant to us who are fortunate to live in Canada but again that $2.50 can do so much in starving communities, without the simple things is life like clean water, shelter and bread.

For this meeting we challenge the team to simply donate the value of the Buns they would have eaten at a real lunch.  So for this month its an easy $2.50 donation that again will go to the Rotary Foundation.

Rotary World Help Sends much needed aid to Belize
 
Rotary clubs around Greater Vancouver and BC joined together to fund goods to be shipped to Belize that needed aid.  Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview was happy to help and received this wonderful letter from Rotary World Help
 
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the eleven clubs who answered our call for help to sponsor a container of medical supplies to be sent to Belize.  The container was loaded on Saturday and will be on its way to Belize soon. More photos can be found on our website.
 
We could not successfully continue the great work of assisting overseas communities without the commitment of our members so once again a big thank you to all of you and we look forward to a day, hopefully in the not to distant future when we can enjoy meeting each other in person at another container loading.
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
Bridget Jacob, LLB
Secretary, Rotary World Help
Rotary World Help looks to help countries and groups around the globe a need for medical support has been identified in Belize and a request for aid has been received.
 
While the goods for the container are all donated and managed by the RWH, the funds to ship the container are not,  RWH is looking to see if a number of clubs could partner in providing funding for this Belize shipment,  and requires about $8,000 Canadian to ship and send the container to Belize. Currently the Rotary Club of Port Moody is delivering  on a Global Grant to assist with Literacy and education. This is going well and connection with the Rotary Club of Belize and the local community is very strong.
 
Our Club (Rotary Club of Fraserview) has stepped up and Donated $500 Canadian to help fund this container and move the medical supplies from the Warehouse to Belize where they are needed most.
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 $12,491.00
 
fundraising thermometer
 
 
 
 
Rotary Foundation - $2034.00
Rotary Foundation (Paul Harris Award) $685.00
Rotary World Help - $870.00
Mask Project - Rotary Foundation - $864.00
Donate Your Lunch Rotary Foundation - $838.50
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.
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