Donations during the lockdown

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$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!
Donations during the lockdown Erin Shum 2020-05-24 07:00:00Z 2

$1200 Donation EGRC

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.
 
$1200 Donation EGRC Erin Shum 2020-05-04 07:00:00Z 6

What can you do in the Lock Down

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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..”
What can you do in the Lock Down Nigel Bullers 2020-04-09 07:00:00Z 6

How canceled events and self-quarantines save lives, in one chart

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.

How canceled events and self-quarantines save lives, in one chart Nigel Bullers 2020-03-13 07:00:00Z 6

A New Paul Harris Fellow

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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.
A New Paul Harris Fellow Erin Shum 2020-02-21 08:00:00Z 8

CNIB Donation - $2,000

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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.
CNIB Donation - $2,000 CiCi Yim 2020-02-21 08:00:00Z 11

Alzheimer's Donation

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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.
Alzheimer's Donation Erin Shum 2020-02-21 08:00:00Z 11

We Need Your Help

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We Need Your Help & you can Win Big!

Fraserview Rotary needs your help this February and you can win prizes
 
Each Year our Club holds a Gala Fundraiser for the Club and a selected Charity organization.
 
The event is really important as it:
  • Raises funds for the Club
  • Raises funds for the Charity that we choose
  • Allows us to get points for various activities under the Rotary KPI program so that we hit our targets for the year.
This year was to be no exception and we had planned and negotiated a great venue, band and fashion show, had all of the artwork ready to hit, and then, the tragedy of the virus in China hit the news.  
 
The Executives have spent much time thinking about how to handle the issue, most service clubs have been forced to cancel their events.   We feel that it will be uncertain just how comfortable we will be asking a large group to meet at a venue if public opinion and public health are still a concern.   The last thing we want is an event that has low turnout and loses money.
 
As we indicated, other service clubs have simply cancelled events and lost the fundraising ability, but we decided that we can save it by being super creative, rather than simply give up.
 
The VIRTUAL Spring Gala and Fundraiser
 
“Your Absence Will Make a Difference.”
 
So, we have decided to put on a VIRTUAL GALA and FUNDRAISER.  We are asking everyone to please pitch in and contribute to make the rotary year for our Club and also to really do a great job for our Charity of choice this year!
 
'Beyond the Conversation is a movement that wants to address the gap of social connectedness, loneliness and mental health for all people. If anyone who is seeking to build their community support, contact@beyondtheconversation.ca.'
 
HERE ARE THE BENEFITS:
 
- we raise needed money for the Club, as we did in previous years
- we raise money for the charity "Beyond the Conversation Society" that really needs the support
- we have almost zero cost to do this
- we get club points many of them that will hit our targets for the year
  • Fundraising
  • Projects
  • Volunteer hours
  • Goods donated
  • Community give back
  • Total members involved
These are all critical metrics we need.
 
 
What Can You Do to Help?
 
We have set up a payment portal on our website that has a few of options:  
 
The executives have all committed that they would have spent around $100 per person on a Gala; Ticket, Drinks, raffle tickets etc.  So depending on how many people they would have bought for 1 or 2, we have set up donations of both
  • $200 &
  • $100
All other Members have more scope of options on how to help:
 
We have $50 and $25 levels that you can donate at.
 
The 4 options are all listed on the events page and here, again we have no cost, so all of the funds go to the Club and "Beyond the Conversation Society":
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prizes - These prizes would have been part of a raffle, they will be randomly selected:
 
A Trip! - Peaceful Harbour Suites
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Water’s Edge Shoreside Suites is the only property with access to both the serene Ucluelet Inlet & the active Marina from every suite! We’re nestled on the peaceful water’s edge of an island joined by a causeway within the Harbour. Nothing else compares. Stunning surroundings, breathtaking views. Come discover a true West Coast classic.
 
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1 Deluxe Bedroom with Outdoor Tub
Valid: Sunday - Thursday (no weekends). Not valid: July 1st - Sept 15th, Holidays or Long Weekends
Prize Value Worth: $500
 
and these other great prizes:
  • Tim Hortons $100 card
  •  EasyPark $150 Parking Card
  • Men’s Nike Watch - $150
  • A 2nd Nike Men’s watch - $150
  •  Maritime Museum family pack
  •  Amazon Echo Dot - Alexa
  •  Bottle of Wine
  •  $50.00 Pack of Cineplex movies
Anyone who makes a donation can win!
 
Want to make 2 x $50 donation instead of 1 x $100? - then you get 2 entries!
 
Finally, we have a corporate sponsor opportunity, we have 3 companies committed to this level already at $300, we appreciate any company that can make a difference!
 
 
Thank you all for all your support!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We Need Your Help Nigel Bullers 2020-02-04 08:00:00Z 5
Rotary in the future VR Nigel Bullers 2020-01-22 08:00:00Z 8

Rotary & Toastmasters

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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.

 

Rotary & Toastmasters Nigel Bullers 2020-01-22 08:00:00Z 8

Rotary 115 Years on Feb 23rd.

U.S. stamp commemorating Rotary International's 50th anniversary in 1955

The first years of the Rotary Club

The first Rotary Club was formed when attorney Paul P. Harris called together a meeting of three business acquaintances in downtown Chicago, United States, at Harris's friend Gustave Loehr's office in the Unity Building on Dearborn Street on February 23, 1905.[8] In addition to Harris and Loehr (a mining engineer and freemason[9]), Silvester Schiele (a coal merchant), and Hiram E. Shorey (a tailor) were the other two who attended this first meeting. The members chose the name Rotary because initially they rotated subsequent weekly club meetings to each other's offices, although within a year, the Chicago club became so large it became necessary to adopt the now-common practice of a regular meeting place.

1st Canadian Rotary Club?  - see more to find out.....

Rotary 115 Years on Feb 23rd. Nigel Bullers 2019-12-29 08:00:00Z 9
Major Donations to Help the Philippines Camil Dubuc 2019-12-17 08:00:00Z 13

New Gold Sponsors

Posted by Erin Shum on Dec 11, 2019
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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
New Gold Sponsors Erin Shum 2019-12-11 08:00:00Z 8

William Lim - In Memoriam

Posted by Nigel Bullers on Dec 10, 2019
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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.

 
William Lim - In Memoriam Nigel Bullers 2019-12-10 08:00:00Z 8

Alexa Mira Society

Posted by Nigel Bullers on Nov 28, 2019
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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
Alexa Mira Society Nigel Bullers 2019-11-28 08:00:00Z 10
Giving Tuesday - Dec 3rd Nigel Bullers 2019-11-24 08:00:00Z 7

Platinum Award

Posted by Nigel Bullers on Nov 12, 2019
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Platinum Award for Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview.   At the September Meeting Past District Governor attended the Bi weekly lunch meeting and presented the Platinum Award for the Rotary club of Vancouver Fraserview.  This award was for the growth and success of the club in the 2018/19 year under the leadership of Ellen Hsu President
Platinum Award Nigel Bullers 2019-11-12 08:00:00Z 7
Holiday Event & Fundraiser 2019 Miu-Miu Ng 2019-10-15 07:00:00Z 12
Donation Ajit Thandi 2019-10-09 07:00:00Z 10

3 Members Inducted

Posted by Nigel Bullers on Sep 28, 2019
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President CiCi Yim and Past President Ellen Hsu Inducted 3 new members at the regular lunch club for Rotary Fraserview.  New Members: Lily Li, Joost Schokkenbroek, and Johnathan Hoyles.
3 Members Inducted Nigel Bullers 2019-09-28 07:00:00Z 11

Paul Harris Fellow

Posted by Nigel Bullers on Sep 25, 2019
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Paul Harris Fellow
 
Today Sept 25th, 2019 a new Paul Harris Fellow was inducted.  Jaswant Bains was presented his pin and medal by Foundation Chair of Rotary club of Fraserview Ajit Thandi alongside President CiCi Yim and past president Ellen Hsu.
 
 
Paul Harris Fellow Nigel Bullers 2019-09-25 07:00:00Z 12

Fraserview - Our Giving Goals

Posted by Nigel Bullers on Sep 06, 2019
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Here are our giving goals and progress this year so far:
 
In Total we have raised/ Donated almost $10,000!
 
Rotary World Help $400.00
Rotary Foundation $1300.00 - Barbeque fundraiser
Autism Burma - $1000.00
Beyond the Conversation Society - $500
Rotary Foundation - $580.00
Polio Fund - $670.00
Rotary Foundation Giving Tuesday - $2015.00
CNIB - $2,019.75
Alzhiemers - 1009.88
 
 
Fraserview - Our Giving Goals Nigel Bullers 2019-09-06 07:00:00Z 7

New Members 2019-2020

Posted by CiCi Yim on Jul 02, 2019

And yet more new Members to Fraserview Rotary, the two newest members as of the August meeting are:

 

 

 

 

New Members 2019-2020 CiCi Yim 2019-07-02 07:00:00Z 1
2019 -2020 Inauguration Dinner CiCi Yim 2019-05-13 07:00:00Z 4
Playground Project at Queen Victoria Annex (QVA) Ellen Hsu 2019-04-26 07:00:00Z 10

Four schools in a rural area southeast of Nairobi, Kenya

Posted by Ellen Hsu on Apr 15, 2019
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To help train teachers to teach with technology and implement latest learning skills in the classrooms of four schools in a rural area southeast of Nairobi, Kenya, Fraserview Rotary  and 30 other BC Rotary clubs in Rotary District 5040, with a grant from the international Rotary Foundation, sponsored a team of BC educators to share knowledge with teachers in four schools southeast of Nairobi, Kenya for two weeks in Spring Break with additional funding through a global grant from the international Rotary Foundation.  Our club sponsored Andy Beadon.
Four schools in a rural area southeast of Nairobi, Kenya Ellen Hsu 2019-04-15 07:00:00Z 10

Our Giving ..so far

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
 
Our Giving ..so far Erin Shum 2019-04-14 07:00:00Z 12
International Projects Ellen Hsu 2019-03-14 07:00:00Z 8
Events this past year Ellen Hsu 2019-03-14 07:00:00Z 2
2019 Foundation Dinner Ellen Hsu 2019-03-14 07:00:00Z 3

Other Local Projects

Posted by Ellen Hsu on Mar 14, 2019
I. Other Local Projects in the News:
 
i) Interact Club
Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview sponsors John Oliver Interact Club. A $500 check was presented to them at Charity Gala to assist with their club's community project. Our club also sponsored two interact club members to Interact Conference on November 3, 2018.
 
 
Other Local Projects Ellen Hsu 2019-03-14 07:00:00Z 2

Why join Rotary

Posted by CiCi Yim on Mar 13, 2019

Recently some people have been asking me why they should be joining Rotary club. Well.. Here are some reasons...

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Board Activity - PETS Training Nigel Bullers 2019-03-13 07:00:00Z 3

Who Are Rotarians

WHO ARE ROTARIANS?
Rotarians are business and professional leaders who take an active role in their communities while greatly enriching their personal and professional lives. Our mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders.
 
 
Who Are Rotarians Nigel Bullers 2019-03-13 07:00:00Z 0
Inauguration for 2018-2019 Club Officers Ellen Hsu 2017-06-21 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview Rotary Club Holida Dinner Dec 19,2011 at Frederico's Supper Club

Posted by Bob Rai on Dec 25, 2011
A big thank you to Immediate Past President Manjit Claire for recommending this restaurant to our club for our holiday season dinner celebration.  In attendance were 18 members and family members of our Rotary Club.  It was an amazing night that started off with a delicious dinner selection of different dishes, and was followed by an evening of music and dancing.  It was very evident that our party came with their dancing shoes on.  There were countless highlights including the incredible dance moves of Past President Dalip Sandhu to President Elect Kuldeep Tatla inspiring everyone in the restaruant to come to the dance floor and have a dance.  What a night!!  I heard many coments of when can we do this again and why haven't we come to this restaruant before!!  An evening enjoyed by all and truly celebrated in the Rotary Spirit.  Our club definitely left our mark at this venue by having an absolute blast!  Happy Holidays to all and the best for 2012! 
Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview Rotary Club Holida Dinner Dec 19,2011 at Frederico's Supper Club Bob Rai 2011-12-26 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview Annual Fundraiser Nov 5,2012

Posted by Bob Rai on Nov 14, 2011
The Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview held it's annual Fundraiser on Saturday Nov 5, 2011 at the fabulous Royal King Palace Banquet Hall at Payal Business center.  A big thanks to partners Parminder Atwal and karan Khatkar.   We enjoyed another successful year as we raised proceeds of $49,000.  We again met our goal to committ $20,000 per year to  the BC Mental Health Foundation.  The monies raised go towards a unique and innovative program called "The Youth, Culture and Mental Health Fund which is headed by Dr Shimi Kang.  Our Club has made a $100,000 commitment over 5 years to this cause.  Young people between the ages of 15-24 report the most suffering from Mental Illness, Substance abuse, and Addiction.  Dr Shimi Kang, who has worked with youth for over 10 years, has observed that all youth, including South Asians are at serious risk.  Culturally specific awareness, education, and intervention at an early stage are key facors in keeping our young people healthy and communities thriving.  The evening was enjoyed by about 250 people in attendance.  Entertainment was started off by Neeraja Aptikar who provided a great selection of Classical Indian songs.  She was followed by Rajdeep Sekhon whose bollywood singing voice was as if we were listening to the original singer of the song's.  Dal Hothi then came on and rocked the night.  The dance floor was packed and many interesting and fun dance moves were witnessed by all.  The evening was MC's by Comedy Central Comedian Sunee Dhaliwal and his co-host John Perrotta.  Both provided a a fun filled evening with timely jokes and a nice flow to the evening.  The Club had a surprise and generous donation made by Bruce Kehler and Scott Frampton whose company Country Lumber presented a check for $5500.00 .  The unexpected donation was accepted by Club President Bob Rai and the two were asked to come to the stage and say a few words.  As well two key member's our club were presented with the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.  Immediate Past President Manjit Claire and Bruce Kehler were the recipients of this prestigious award which is given by Rotary International.  Congratulation's to both of them for their commitment to Rotary and thier generous contribtions.  The evening's fundraising activities were also well received.  The Silent Auction items completely sold out. The balloon sales to win a trip for two to stay at the Trump Tower Hotel In Manhatten, New York (donated by Kuljit Tmana) also sold out and the Live Auctions items provided some exciting bidding wars.  A slice of pizza that was donated spontaneously by Dave Atwal ended up going for an amazing $700.  Thanks to Dave for starting this creative and spontaneous auction item.  As destiny would have it his partner Dana Purington of DSM Civil Works ended up winning the Trump Tower Hotel Prize.  As well Narinder Kang and Jason Hari won a bid of a extemely generous $3000 for a hockey game package that  included two tickets to a Canucks Game of their choice donated by The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, A limo ride provided by Star Limo(Ranjiv Sandhu) and a tunnel pass to meet the players after the game donated by The Fan Zoo(Bob Athwal).  All in all the evening was enjoyed by everyone.  A big thank you  to everyone for their generous support and congratulations to the Vancouver Fraserview Rotary Club on another well done event.  A special thanks to President-Elect Kuldeep Tatla, Immediate Past President Manjit Claire, Treasurer Mercedes Wong and Secretary Anita Dalakoti for helping to put together the details of the event and making it  wonderful evening. 
Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview Annual Fundraiser Nov 5,2012 Bob Rai 2011-11-15 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview Rotary "Bowling Night's"

Posted by Bob Rai on Oct 13, 2011

On Wed October 12,2011 our Club held a Bowling Night's evening at the Richmond Bowling Facility called "The Zone"    About 35 Rotarian's along with family and friends came out to enjoy a wonderful evening of food, bowling and good fun.  We were also joined by members of the Rotary Club of Vancouver Arbutus including their 2011-2012 President Harreson Lovick.  All eye's were on immediate Past President Manjit Claire to defend his title from the previous bowling event.  To much chagrin, he did not disappoint!  :-)  He won the Men's Bowling Trophy in a convincing victory.  We are recommending he goes professional!!  The Women's trophy was won by Channi Sandhu, wife of Past President Dalip Sandhu.  Everyone had a great time and we are working on scheduling another "Bowling Nights" for the near future

Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview Rotary "Bowling Night's" Bob Rai 2011-10-14 00:00:00Z 0

New CO of British Columbia Regiment Lt. Colonel Harjit Sajjan and Colonel Keith Maxwell visit our Club at Lunch Meeting Sept 21, 2011

Posted by Bob Rai on Sep 20, 2011
Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview was privileged and honored to have as it's special guests speaker's at today's lunch the newly appointed Commanding Officer of the British Columbia Regiment Lt. Colonel Harjit Sajjan and Colonel Keith Maxwell. Both men have served our country proudly and have achieved high levels of success. Our Rotarians enjoyed hearing about their accomplishment's as well as sharing some of the old war stories. It was very interesting and exciting to hear them speak about their experiences. The Club was so enthused about their visit that our newest member Jesse Johl made a motion to give them honorary membership in our club. This motion will be formally passed at our next rotary meeting. Please click on their names to read their bio's. A must read as both are very accomplished. Of course, a special congratulation's to Lt. Colonel Harjit Sajjan who had his Change of Command Parade on a very special date: Sept 11, 2011. It make's it even more special as he had a large part in turning things around in Afhganistan with his unique approach on building relationships and building communities from the ground up in a war torn nation. Thanks to both gentlemen for making our meeting memorable.
New CO of British Columbia Regiment Lt. Colonel Harjit Sajjan and Colonel Keith Maxwell visit our Club at Lunch Meeting Sept 21, 2011 Bob Rai 2011-09-21 00:00:00Z 0

2011 Annual Vancouver Fraserview Rotary Club Golf Tournament

Posted by Kuldeep Tatla on Aug 23, 2011
Thank you Volunteers, Golf Tournament Participants, and the staff at Greenacres Golf & Country Club. What an awesome event!

This year the Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview, once again hosted their annual golf tournament, in which the club raised twice as much money as the previous year, and enjoyed a wonderful day of Texas scramble golf with over forty five participants.

This year’s event was further endorsed by twenty six corporate hole sponsors, that generously donated to the hosting of the Fraserview Rotary Club's annual golf tournament.

Attendees at the event enjoyed a brilliant array of BBQ buffet themed foods, a full bar and gut wrenchingly funny comedy from two local high profile comedians’: Sunny Dhalwial & Johnny Pirotta,

 Each attendee also went home with a prize, either from the silent auction tables, the many free giveaways, and of course the player gift bags.

 We welcome all participants to enjoy this annual event once again in 2012, and would like to thank you for your continued support.


2011 Annual Vancouver Fraserview Rotary Club Golf Tournament Kuldeep Tatla 2011-08-24 00:00:00Z 0

1st Ever Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview Fireworks Boat Cruise Aug 3, 2011

Posted by Bob Rai on Aug 09, 2011
The Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview enjoyed an absolutely beautiful evening aboard a 144ft yaht and enjoyed a dinner cruise that ended with a spectacular view of the Vancouver International Fireworks competition out  in the middle of english Bay.   On this night Spain was competing and the 25 people attending enjoyed the evening that was full of food, drinks and a great company of people.   The yaht was rented through Accent cruises and we thank them for giving us a Rotarian discount and taking superb care of all that were aboard. 
1st Ever Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview Fireworks Boat Cruise Aug 3, 2011 Bob Rai 2011-08-10 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview Annual BBQ July 17, 2011

Posted by Bob Rai on Jul 24, 2011

Rotarians and their families gathered to hold our Annual BBQ in South Vancouver at South Fraser River Park on Sunday July 17,2011  The day was a bit cloudy and had splashes of rain but was the mood was uplifting and the food that was prepared by Rotarian and Seargent at Arms Harinder Dhillon was absolutely spectacular.  The food really brought the sun out in our hearts and the setting was beautiful as we enjoyed the great food and beverages alongside the Fraser River with a view on airplanes landing at YVR.  A big thanks to Harinder for putting this event together and to Rotarian Vish Chandra who assisted Harinder as co-Chair of the event.  The crowd was delighted to also feast on a special goat curry that was specially prepared by Rotarian Narinder Sidhu's wife Harpreet.   A big thanks to her also.  Later in the day a card game  called "seep" broke out and a guys against the ladies game ensued.  We won't mention who won the historic battle.  :-)  To end the evening the Club enjoyed birthday cake after singing a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday to Ethan Claire, son of Past President Manjit Claire and Former First lady Ronnie Claire.  A big thanks to Rotarian Narinder Sidhu for coming up with the suggestion to have tent's in case the weather didn't hold up and a big thanks to Rotarian Ajit Thandi for getting the Tent's organized.  All in all everyone enjoyed themselves and was a great day.

Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview Annual BBQ July 17, 2011 Bob Rai 2011-07-25 00:00:00Z 0

President Bob Rai's Induction Dinner Thurs June 30,2011 at Terminal City Club

Posted by Bob Rai on Jul 06, 2011
The Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview held it's annual President's dinner to celebrate the year President Manjit Claire completed and to induct incoming President Bob Rai for 2011-2012.  The event was held at The Terminal City Club and had about 70 member's,  guest's,and family come out to help celebrate.  Governor Hans Doge and Assistant Governor Rob Goodell also were in attendance. We were pleased to have Dr Ranbir Mann from the Surrey Rotary Club as our guest. The evening was full of music, and a special surprise for outoing President Manjit Claire.  He was serenaded to the Tina Turner song "Simply the Best" by impersonator Truly Tina.  Dr. Shimi Kang and her husband Jeevan Khun Khun were also in attendance.  Dr. Shimi Kang gave a overview of the work she has completed in the last year for the South Asian Youth Mental Health Fund in conjuction with the BC Mental Health Association.  Our club has a five year commitment to this cause which was spearheaded by President Manjit Claire during his term 2010-2011.    President Manjit Claire was presented with a Glass etched trophy and First Lady Ronnie Claire was presented with a bouquet of flowers for their service.  Bob Rai's speech highlighted his commitment to the club and it's cause.  He also stressed outreach to increase fellowship within District 5040 as well as to get more involved with Rotary International causes and commitments including committing to the Rotary Foundation and to contrbute to the Polio cause.   Bob  also thanked his wife and incoming First Lady  Dr. Harpreet Rai for her understanding as he takes on this new challenge with added time commitments.  He is looking forward to a great year with his new executive and all the members of the club
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Banerjee is choice for 2011-12 RI President

Posted by Anita Dalakoti on Aug 11, 2009
Kalyan Banerjee, a member of the Rotary Club of Vapi, Gujarat, India, since 1972, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of RI in 2011-12. Banerjee becomes the president-nominee on 1 October if there are no challenging candidates.
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Dr. Shimi Kang

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Dr. Simi Kang & Dr. Fulroop Sidhu  present:

"ADDICTION & MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN THE SOUTH ASIAN COMMUNITY"

Dr. Shimi Kang MD, FRCPC 


Dr. Fulroop Sidhu  MD, FRCPC
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David Lloyd George School-Legacy Project

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David Lloyd George School - Legacy Project

The Legacy Project is a community event that invites all cultures to come together with one goal. The united goal is to honor and respect our diversity and appreciate the countless benefits of living in Canada . What better way to teach our next generation of children this, than through the sharing of Family Legacy stories.  At the same time, students are getting an opportunity to experience the many stages of publishing a book.  We hope to motivate and foster many future writers.

We Need to Raise $6500 for this Project.

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Support the Cops for Cancer Fundraiser

Posted by Anita Dalakoti

Cops for Cancer Fundraiser Event 
September 25, 2009
@ 7:00PM

Barj Dhahan, Deputy Director, Community Projects Committee who is one of the organisers for the Cops for Cancer Fundraiser, invites all Rotarians and members of the public at large to come together and support this just cause on September 25, 2009. For registration information click on the link below.

 

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Past President Elected President of PICS

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 PP Jay Minhas elected President of PICS

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society was founded in 1987. PICS is a  registered non-profit society, charitable organization and United Way member agency that seeks to build a healthy and just society which values all cultures. http://www.pics.bc.ca/

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New Board Members Elected and Installed

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New Board Members Elected & Installed

On August 19, 2009 at a ceremony held at the Samosa Garden, the new Board Members of the Rotary Club of Vancouver-Fraserview were installed by PDG Chris Offer & DGE Penny Offer.  DGN Hans Doge inducted the 3 new members, Rotarian Jaswant Bains, Rotarian Jaswant Sran & Rotarian Jatinder Sharma to the Club. 

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Election & Induction of Officers & Directors

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Elections & Induction of Officers & Directors of the Rotary Club of Vancouver - Fraserview

On Wednedsay August 19, 2009 the Rotary Club of Vancouver-Fraserview will be holding a dinner celebration at the Samosa Garden in Kingsway, to celebrate the induction of the 2009-2010 Officers & Directors of the Club.

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Banerjee is Choice for 2011-2012 RI President

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Kalyan Banerjee is Choice for 2011-2012 Rotary International President

Kalyan Banerjee, a member of the Rotary Club of Vapi, Gujarat, India, since 1972, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International in 2011-12. Banerjee will become the president-nominee on 1 October if there are no challenging candidates.

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Club Golf Tournament Announcement

Posted by Anita Dalakoti

Rotary Club Of Vancouver-Fraserview - Golf Tournament Announcement

Building fellowship among the members of the Rotary Club of Vancouver-Fraserview and their friend's and supporter's.

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Learn About The Rotary Sponsored Programs

Posted by Anita Dalakoti
Rotary International Sponsored Programs   

The Paul Harris Foundation

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

Rotary Youth Exchange

Rotary Overseas Summer Exchange (ROSE)

Group Study Exchange

Rotaract

Interact

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Robert's Rules - Cont.....

Posted by Anita Dalakoti

The Basics of Robert's Rules of Order : In order to conduct an orderly meeting, with everyone getting a chance to express their opinions, it would be in order to follow the rules of conduct as prescribed in the Robert's Rules.

  1. TABLING A MOTION
  2. REMOVING A MOTION FROM THE TABLE
  3. MOTION TO POSTPONE
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Robert's Rules

Posted by Anita Dalakoti

The Basics of Robert's Rules of Order : In order to conduct an orderly meeting, with everyone getting a chance to express their opinions, it would be in order to follow the rules of conduct as prescribed in the Robert's Rules.

  1. PROCEDURE TO MAKE A MOTION
  2. PROCEDURE TO END A MOTION
  3. REFERRAL TO COMMITTEE
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