November 2016
Are you just a little fed up and depressed by all this rain?  Keep your spirits up by joining your friends at our weekly meetings and participating in our activities during December: District Governor Lyn's visit on Dec 8th, Community Christmas Cares hampers on Dec 12-15, and the Christmas party on Dec 15th.
Please note that our meeting on December 1st will include our annual AGM.
District Events
The District Conference is May 4-7 in Whistler. Register now for a chance to win 2 nights at the Chateau Whistler and also save $75. Register HERE
Have you considered making a legacy donation to the Rotary Foundation? Include the Foundation with a bequest of US$10K in your estate planning and in recognition you will receive an invitation to the Million Dollar Dinner with RI President John Germ on January 9th.  Race & Co have offered to add a codicil to your will at no charge. More Information HERE.  
Executive Meeting November 2nd.
  • There are still some unpaid dues outstanding. Those members will be contacted.
  • Funding for 50 swag bags for the District Conference was approved subject to conditions.
  • The club will buy a wreath and have our exchange student lay the wreath at the Remembrance Day ceremony.
  • A donation of $500 from Club 200 funds will be made to the Squamish Skating Club.
Rotary Trivia ??
Can you describe our club's current International humanitarian project? Where is it, and what is the amount we have contributed to the Global grant?
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.
The Month in Review
So far this year, we have raised over US$4,350 for PolioPlus. After matching grants, this will contribute US$21,750 to support polio eradication and will immunize over 36,000 children. 
November 10: FIRE and ICE: Dr Steve Quane from Quest University, enthusiastically talked about how his research is showing that the Black Tusk in Garibaldi Park was formed by a sub-glacial volcano. His conclusions may determine the depth of the ice field in the Sea-to-Sky corridor during the last glacial period many thousands of years ago.
November 11: On Remembrance Day, our Youth Exchange student Ryoma Mori from Japan laid the Rotary wreath at the cenotaph in remembrance of all our veterans and the men & women who served our country.
November 17: Lynda Rocha made our meeting an event, with table decorations and an update on her new career as an event planner. Anybody getting married?
November 19: 6 guests gathered at the home of Mark & Gerrie Goodwin for a Foundation dinner. Fish & chips, gourmet style, was on the menu. The guests were Bruce & Sonja, Ray & Sarah, Gary & Pat.
November 24: We celebrated the work of the Rotary Foundation with special guest PDG Garry Shearer, current chair of the District Foundation committee. Paul Harris Fellow awards were presented to Rotarian Jeanette Levett, Clint Levett and Chris Humphreyfor their support of Rotary through the new countertops at the beef BBQ hut. Lloyd Ingraham recently celebrated his 100th birthday and was presented with his PHF+4 award.
Upcoming Events
AGM, DG Lyn's visit, Community Christmas Cares Hampers. the Christmas Party, and Foundation Dinners!
See the details in the right column.
Rotary Trivia – answer
Our International project is at the Hosanna Children's Home for the Destitute in Kenya. This project will install a borehole (well), solar panels, and a water storage tank. Having water security will allow the Home to grow more vegetables, develop a small fish farm and a "zero grazing" cattle project. All of these things will allow the centre to reduce operating costs, provide more nutritious food, and also generate income.Our club's contribution is C$23,000 (US$18,000) to the Global Grant.