Speaker Date Topic
World Refugee Day - Hope for a Better Future Jun 24, 2021 7:00 PM
7:00pm: Online ZOOM meeting. email us to join.

Join us for the uplifting story of one Syrian family's journey from Syria, to a refugee camp in Iraq, and eventually to a new life in Squamish. Be inspired by the contribution that this family and several other new Canadians are making to our community of Squamish. Learn about how you can help make a difference by contributing to our community's response to the Syrian Refugee Crisis through the UNHCR's Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program.

Cancelled. Jul 01, 2021 12:00 PM
Happy Canada Day!
Business Meeting Jul 08, 2021 12:00 PM
12:00noon: Online ZOOM meeting. email us to join.
John Weston: "Leadership - A Different Approach Jul 15, 2021 12:00 PM
12:00noon: Online ZOOM meeting. email us to join.
12:00noon: Online ZOOM meeting. email us to join.

John Weston, a lawyer from West Vancouver, has focused his career on government relations, Indigenous affairs, and on securing human rights for Canadians wrongfully detained overseas. He also founded the Canadian Health and Fitness Institute.
He was the Conservative MP for our constituency for 2 terms, 2008-2015. In his time in office, Weston passed two private member’s bills — Tackling Crystal Meth and creating National Health and Fitness Day. Others of his initiatives found their way into legislation and policy, such as a campaign to deal with abandoned vessels; work to improve the Registered Retirement Savings Fund for seniors; support for the Pacific Salmon Foundation and Department of Fisheries Research Laboratory in West Vancouver; and support for people in recovery from addictions.  

John's topic is "Leadership - A Different Approach", based in part on his book "On! - Achieving Excellence in Leadership", which was just republished in Chinese. 
Comment: "I love Rotary, respect its non-partisan nature, and would be willing to speak at any convenient time".

More about John Weston: READ

TBA Jul 22, 2021 12:00 PM
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Reserved Jul 29, 2021 7:00 PM
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Business Meeting Aug 05, 2021 12:00 PM
12:00noon: Online ZOOM meeting/
Mike Schauch: A Story of Karma Aug 12, 2021 12:00 PM
12:00noon: Online ZOOM meeting. email us to join.
12:00noon: Online ZOOM meeting. email us to join.

Join Mike Schauch as he shares his story of finding love and truth in the lost valley of the Himalaya. 

In 2012, Michael Schauch and his wife, Chantal, undertook an expedition deep in the Himalaya of northern Nepal, into a remote valley that had been closed off to outsiders for decades. They led a team of artists (a photographer, a musician, and a painter), with the objective of capturing a moment in time through their unique lenses. As a mountaineering fanatic, Mike had a second dream - to climb an unknown mountain he had only identified through a photograph. What unfolded in the mountains forced him to question his values and his own identity, and eventually resulted in meeting a little girl, which was the most profound encounter of his life. Little did either know that from that moment they would completely change the trajectory of each other’s life.

Read about Mike Stauch's story and his book A Story of Karma..

Read the article in the Squamish Chief.

Mike is a mountaineer, entrepreneur and storyteller who lives to explore remote places around the world and to share the depth and beauty of human connection he discovers along the way. With early success as an entrepreneur at age 15, and over 20 years of global financial investment experience, Mike brings his business acumen and altruistic heart to lead and support local and international mentorship, fundraising and educational initiatives. He holds an MBA from Queen’s University and is a member of the Explorers Club. He and his partner in adventure Chantal make their base camp in Squamish, BC.

Linda & Jay Eastman: Casa Colibri Aug 19, 2021 12:00 PM
12:00noon: Online ZOOM meeting. email us to join.
12:00noon: Online ZOOM meeting. email us to join.

Our mission is to help the Mayan people of northwest Guatemala improve the quality of their lives through programs in health, education and related infrastructure.

https://casacolibri.org/