Meeting Information

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

 
Lunch & Meeting
When:   May 25th
Where:  Seasons, QE park
Time: 12:00 PM
Speaker:
Topic: EV charging
 
Coming Meetings:
 
Wed May 25th
 
 
 

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
 
 

 

 
 
 
On 19 April, we celebrate the anniversary of Rotary founder Paul Harris’ birth. Paul Harris was born in 1868 in Racine, Wisconsin, USA, and thanks to his vision, today Rotary members around the world are uniting to take action and create lasting change. There are many ways to celebrate on 19 April, including by reading about Harris’ life.
 
 
Today, April 1st 2022, Don Patrick marks 50 years of service as a member of the Rotary Club of Squamish. He was recognised at the weekly meeting with a certificate, a cake, and of course a bottle of wine!
Don joined the club on April 1st, 1972. He served as Club President in 1975-76 and has held most other executive positions, including Secretary, Treasurer, and Foundation Chair.
Don started the Club 200 lottery fundraiser and has been the chair for most of its 43 years, raising $10,000/year for the Squamish community. In addition he has been the driving force of the Rotary Bike Safety Rodeos - an annual event in the Squamish Elementary Schools.
Last week our DG Lorne spoke about ShelterBox and the wonderful work they are doing in the Ukraine.
I decided to help out for this cause!   I am selling “I support Ukraine” pins, with net proceeds being donated to ShelterBox Canada —  the pins cost $15 and I am donating $10 — the remainder covers supplies.  Recently I raised $2,500 for the Abbotsford/Merritt flood victims with my BC Strong keychains.
 
Purchases can be made through me or through my website. https://asyouwishcustomdesigns.com/.../i-support-ukraine...  So far $270 has been raised.
My name is Jasmine Wong, I am one of the newest members of the Rotary Club of Fraserview, I joined because I want to make a difference.   I am a piano teacher, and sometimes a singer/ performer in Vancouver. 
 
I am also a single mother of four young daughters, and while things at times can be hard especially during COVID, as it has been for everyone, my daughters and myself are shocked and worried about the families, the people in the Ukraine.  As we watch the news and events unfold, my daughters said to me; "Mom this is awful, those poor people what can we do to help them?"   
 
So,  I have decided that I would like to help by donating money from this week's lessons, and get it to Rotary so that they can get it to an organization that can get help to the families in need.
 
Our Rotary club is collecting money and then will donate to ShelterBox Canada who can get help to the people of Ukraine. I will start the donations and to start this effort, I am donating $100 to get the fund started, hopefully later I can do more.  Our membership Chair Nigel has already said he will match or beat the donation.... thank you Nigel, so now we have it started.  
 
Here are the option amounts that you can donate, we will post this here, and send out emails, perhaps if you don't mind, you could all send the same to your friends, family and business contacts with this simple plea from my 4 daughters and myself, can we please do whatever we can to help those families.  
 
From Our families in Canada to those families in the Ukraine, from our club members in Fraserview to those club members of Rotary Ukraine, which make up a portion of the displaced.
 
My hope is that we can make a difference for a few.
 
Thank you
 
Jasmine Wong,  Rotarian
 
Here are the ways to donate the links etc:
Simply choose a donation level and we wil donate on your behalf to SHELTOR BOX CANADA, who are raising money for the relief efforts:
 
$100.00 Donation
 
Other options/levels:
 
 
Hoop-A-Thon 2022
 
Mark your Calendars…the 2022 Strathcona Rotary Youth Leadership Hoop-A-Thon will be on  Saturday, April 23…
 
What is Hoop-A-Thon
 
The Rotary Hoop-A-Thon is an annual basketball fundraising event that helps hundreds of kids in East Vancouver. Money is raised by donations and pledges based on the number of successful free throws a player can sink in one minute.
 
Watch our German Rotary Partners sink an amazing 71% from the free throw line:
 
THIS YEAR’S HOOP-A-THON GOAL IS $50,000… 
 
All of the funds raised will go to the kids! Including…

-Grade 12 Post-Secondary Scholarships
-Strathcona Community Centre Basketball Program
-Youth Leadership Training in East Vancouver
 
Since 2006 ROTARY has raised over $460,000 - helping kids through education,
teamwork, leadership skills, community involvement and respect for others. 
 
Rotary has no overhead costs for this project…ALL the money you donate goes to the kids!
 
Who Do We Help?
 
All of the funds raised from The Strathcona Rotary Youth Leadership Hoop-A-Thon goes to the kids. Money is awarded in scholarships, the SCC Basketball Program and leadership training. 
 
Scholarships help individual students with their tuition and other costs for college and university. All of the students who receive funding have demonstrated their commitment to community service, youth leadership and volunteerism - and have a verified need for financial support due to family and individual circumstances.

By Iryna Bushmina, District 2232 (Ukraine) Rotaract Representative

Iryna Bushmina
Iryna Bushmina

Ileft Kyiv in the first hours of the war. My sister, her husband, her 3-month-old baby and a cat were in the car. When we reached the border, men were already not allowed to leave the country, so I went on with my sister and a little nephew. We were five days in the car, six days until we got to Vienna.

We stayed for the night in different countries three times. These were not hotels but homes of Rotary and Rotaract families. I used to just say that Rotary International is a big family, now I really believe it. And I am convinced that this is a family that will stand by you. These are no longer beautiful words to me, this is reality.

I was still in the car when I got the idea to mobilize Rotaract Europe. I realized that I was not the only one who needed help and support. My sister was driving, and I had my hands free. I started writing to all chats I knew where there were Rotaractors about the situation in Ukraine. A lot of Rotaractors instantly responded. People immediately created groups with different directions and helped me to lead them. These were not perfectly thought-out projects, but they were projects that started working from the first day.

Rotaract responded very quickly, and I realized that we needed to start very rapidly with the small projects to help Rotarians and Rotaractors of Ukraine find accommodations in other countries. Now, the project has grown, and we are helping many Ukrainians find a new home for the first time. We have lined up more than 2,000 host families to take in refugees.

The requests we are processing vary from assistance with relocating, to finding accommodations, to providing other humanitarian support. Right now, there is a big request for help for the defense forces for helmets, thermal imagers, body armor, and the like.

Some cities ask for simple things – food and water. And that’s what hurts the most. Especially when we all realize that the Russian army is blocking us from bringing humanitarian aid to civilians and they are dying from hunger and dehydration.

There are more than 100 people in my international team alone and around 50 people in the Ukrainian team. I don’t know exactly how many Rotaract members are involved in helping Ukraine. Each country has its own projects. Some clubs also organize assistance separately. Some are more involved, some less, but even the smallest contribution is valuable and could save lives.

We work in four directions:

1. Distribute truthful information about the situation in Ukraine

2. Find accommodation and hosts for Ukrainians in flight

3.  Send humanitarian aid

4. Securing financial support for those that need it

Not all of the people write or express their gratitude. But to be honest, I don’t expect this. After what these people have gone through – the fear, stress, spending three to four days at the border – we do not need them to say, “thank you.” We just need to make sure these people are safe and that they get what they need to survive and help others.

Now is the time for understanding. Of course, when some of the people do write their appreciation, it is a pleasure.

The Rotary Foundation has created a channel for direct humanitarian support in the Ukraine region. Follow updates on how Rotary members are providing humanitarian relief on TwitterFacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn, and on Rotary.org and My Rotary.

This year we set the same target as last year $9,000 for all giving to all sources.   We are off with a quick lead to the year given how we restructured the membership fees this year, to include an out of the gate donation.     Total raised so far this year is : $22,470.00
 
 
 
 
Rotary Foundation - $2273.00
Polio - $2355.00
Rotary Foundation/Summer event - $187.00
Rotary Foundation Club Sponsorship - $400.00
Giving Tues - Rotary Foundation - $7,100
Rotary Foundation - Holiday event -$3,385.00
Union Gospel Mission - $3,290
Rotary Hoopathon - $1180
Ukraine Relief - $2300

It is a tragic and sad time for the people of Ukraine and the world.

At Rotary, we are deeply concerned by the deteriorating situation in Ukraine and the escalating loss of life and humanitarian hardship there. Continued military action against Ukraine will not only devastate the region, but also risk spreading tragic consequences across Europe and the world.

As one of the world’s largest humanitarian organizations, we have made peace the cornerstone of our global mission. We join the international community in calling for an immediate cease fire, withdrawal of Russian forces, and a restoration of diplomatic efforts to resolve this conflict through dialogue.

In the past decade, Rotary clubs in Ukraine, Russia and nearby countries have transcended national differences and have actively engaged in peace-building projects to promote goodwill and to marshal assistance for the victims of war and violence. Today, our thoughts are with our fellow Rotary members and others in Ukraine coping with these tragic events. Rotary International will do everything in its power to bring aid, support and peace to the region.

Rotary International

25-Feb-2022

Peace on Earth and goodwill...

This is the last opportunity to make a difference in our community in 2021.

Its easy, simply skip lunch one day so that others less fortunate can eat at this Christmas season!.

This Christmas, we will simply meet on line instead of at seasons and invite you to simply donate the $29.50 you would have spent, there will not be another lunch until mid Jan, so its easy.

Money will be added to what we raised at the event this week $2,147.00  Lets see if we cant get to $2500!!!

 

 

It's been over 2 years since the last major event and fundraiser, the last one we had a band and were in the Blue Martini, and that was a huge success. 

So this year we are going to duplicate the event and have a back to the Holidays dinner, band and fundraiser. 

Venue is the Fortune Terrace just over the bridge at the front part of Richmond, close to the Olympic centre.  The food is amazing, we had small event there, the people loved the food, and they have a great stage.

The Band is one of the best known in Richmond... Galaxy and play all the songs we love.

We need help as follows:

  • In order that we don't lose money we need people at the dinner... us and guests.
  • Prizes
  • Spread the word, non members would be great to be there.
  • Plan ahead and book early so we know the numbers, the more numbers we have the lower the cost of food per head and the more guarantee we make some profit to donate.

Money will be donated to both the Rotary Foundation and the Union Gospel Mission.

https://vancouverfraserviewrotary.org/event/holiday-dinner-and-fund-raiser/

 

This year Giving Tuesday is Nov 30th, 2021 - Why not make Rotary your donation choice for Giving Tuesday.
 
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.
 
We make giving to a good cause easy, consider making Rotary and the Rotary Foundation your choice this year:, choose a level of support:
 
  • $10.00 Donation - Thank you!  Donate here
  • $25.00 Donation - Thank you, a lot! Donate here
  • $50.00 Donation -  Thank you, we are your friends forever now! Donate here
  • $75.00 Donation - We love you! Donate here
  • $100.00 Donation - A bucket of thanks!, the world Thanks you! Donate here
  • $200.00 Donation - You made a huge difference! The world and everyone thanks you! at this level, your company will be listed as a Silver web sponsor for 12 months Donate here
  • $300.00 Donation - Wow, just Wow - and as thanks donors at this level, your company will be listed as a Gold web sponsor for 12 months Donate Here
  • $500.00 Donation - How can we say thanks enough, we are wowed the world is grateful, you made a difference!  At this level your company will receive 24 months as a Platinum Sponsor on our website....  Donate here
 
It's easy to donate:
  1. select the contribution level above
  2. Simply Select GUESTS and register your name or company name, Select SAVE
  3. select the type of credit card fill in the details and it is done.
 
Why Choose Rotary and the Rotary Foundation?
  1. 92% of funds are spent on program awards and operations
  2. Rotary has a 4 STAR RATING - Charity Navigators highest rating!
Examples of how funds of all sizes are used:
 
Your gift makes a difference! Here are ways in which donations at any level make a difference, and how money is spent in the world:
 
$15.00 - Polio Vaccinations
$50 - Water Filter
$200 - Medical equipment
$500 - Anti-bullying Campaign
$1,000 - Conflict resolution training
$2,650 - An Irrigation System
 
Take action - Give now!
DG Darcy Long presents John Bathurst, Assistant District Governor and member of the Rotary Club of Vancouver
with the Rotarian of the Year Award at this year's District 5040 Conference.
Recently we had the opportunity to contribute to an international project being championed by the West Vancouver Sunrise Rotary club. The RC Bulindo WASH project is a water and sanitation  global grant project  in  Uganda  they are leading.   The grant is  matched by District 5040  at 100%,  and by the Uganda district  at 150%, so  it  would  be a 3.5 times multiplied contribution at any level.    Our Club, Vancouver Fraserview, has donated $610, ($500 U.S.) to help this project.
 
Total budget for the project is just over $68,000
 
Bulindo is a neighborhood in Kira Municipality, Kyaddondo County, Wakiso District, in the Central Region of Uganda.
 
Facilitate and underground well drill project located in the area of the areas school, this will facilitate:
 
  • School children, Teachers and the close by health centre access to clean water
  • The nearby Community that will have access to clean water
  • The health clinic that serves the community
  • Clean water should reduce disruption time for students
  • Improved Hygiene practices
  • Reduce the incidence of water bourn deceases and the cost of medical attention for them.
  • Improve school grades for students
 
 
RSS
Ukrainian clubs help others in need in their country

Rotary members in Ukraine are helping neighbors return to their homes, distributing supplies from other countries, and organizing long-term aid — all despite being affected by the war

European Rotaract clubs organize to help Ukrainian refugees

Across Europe, Rotaract members are using digital tools to share information and coordinate to help people who have been affected by the war in Ukraine

Rotary projects around the globe - May 2022

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in Belize, Italy, Rwanda, the Philippines, and the United States.

A little bit of salt

A surgeon in Spain finds a way to treat patients in Nigeria