October 2016
Happy Halloween!
We are already one third of the way through this Rotary Year and our club has been busy with entertaining and informative meetings, celebrating our 50th Anniversary, and being active in the community.  There is lots more planned in the coming months so as a Rotarian; keep involved, be active, and live our motto - Service Above Self.
Membership Matters
We welcome our new members:
Vicki Haberl - who Kevin has finally convinced to join us.
Vicki can be seen looking after our backyard with BC Parks.
Dorothy van der Ree
Dorothy joins us from the Abbotsford Club.
She and Kathleen are somehow related.
Lynda Rocha
Lynda moved to Squamish from Kitimat where she was President of the Kitimat Club.
Her husband, Michael is assistant manager at Save on Foods. 
Juliana Cha has moved and is joining the Coquitlam Club.
Rotary Trivia ??
Which past RI President proposed to set up an endowment “for the purpose of doing good in the world".
What was the amount of the first donation?
Dec 08, 2016
District Governor Lyn Stroshin
Dec 15, 2016
At the home of Owen & Anne Carney
Dec 22, 2016
Happy Holidays
Dec 29, 2016
Happy Holidays
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Hearts - Building & Painting Work Party!
40192 Kintyre Drive (Laurie Vanzella's house)
Dec 03, 2016
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Community Christmas Care - Sorting (Day 1)
Big blue warehouse on Logger’s Lane across from the log sort
Dec 09, 2016
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Community Christmas Care - Sorting (Day 2)
Big blue warehouse on Logger’s Lane across from the log sort
Dec 12, 2016
8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Community Christmas Care - Packing
Big blue warehouse on Logger’s Lane across from the log sort
Dec 14, 2016
8:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Community Christmas Care - Hamper Delivery
Big blue warehouse on Logger’s Lane across from the log sort
Dec 15, 2016
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Christmas Party
at the home of Owen & Anne Carney
Dec 15, 2016 6:00 PM
Foundation Dinner
hosted by Greg Gardner & Lila
Jan 28, 2017 6:00 PM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
November is Rotary Foundation Month
At our November 24th meeting, we will have a look at how our donations to the Rotary Foundation have made a difference, and recognize some members for their contributions.
To learn more about the Rotary Foundation and the Centennial click HERE
Foundation Dinners
The schedule for our Foundation Dinners for 2016-17 is almost complete.
See the next email coming soon!
Reserve your place at the table now by emailing Don Patrick.
Polio Day 2016
Over the last few weeks, we have been encouraging donations to PolioPlus from Rotarians and friends of Rotary. Adding up all the money put in the "Polio Pot", the donations at our recent meetings and at the stand at the Pumpkin Patch, we have raised over $3,250 for Polio eradication.  The Interact club has also raised about $250 with their "Pennies for Polio" campaign.
Youth Exchange Program
Callum MacDonald arrived in Argentina to a great welcome.
By all accounts he is having a great time.
Ryoma Mori joined us from Japan.
He is currently staying with Mike and Natasha Nasu.
We know how busy he has been
Recent Events
On September 8th, we gathered at the Squamish Valley Golf Club to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. It was a great evening of fun, fellowship, and reminiscing.  
Rotarians got on our bikes on Sept 18th for Ride Away Stigma to raise awareness about mental illness & suicide prevention.
The event was held at the Rotary Pavilion in the Legacy Sorts Park.
September 22nd saw us join the community for the Great Shoreline Cleanup.
Pumpkin Patch in the Park:  Our club was a major sponsor for this community event on Oct 22nd; helping to organise and run the day.  
In total there were 20 Rotarians and 17 Interactors with a 250 volunteer hours put in.  The Interactors ran all the games and were "awesome". Thank you, Inis,for all the work you put into this event.          
Upcoming Events
Foundation dinners, Community Cares Hampers. and the Christmas Party!
See the details in the right column.  
Rotary Trivia – answer
The idea of a Rotary Endowment fund was proposed by outgoing RI President Arch Klumph at the 1917 Rotary Convention in Atlanta. In 1928 it was renamed the Rotary Foundation. The first donation was $26.50 from the Rotary Club of Kansas City, Missouri.
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