Rotary E-Club of Richmond, B.C.

Meeting of January 8th

 
ROTARY E CLUB OF LULU ISLAND  MEETING JANUARY 8th, 2014

WELCOME!

 

Welcome back to Rotary. Happy New Year to all our Rotary family.

 

I reflected back over the past 6 months of the club and was pleasantly encouraged with our progress. Even though we are quite different in our operation, you have been effective. For the record we as Rotarians have been involved in at least a dozen events. We have encouraged, supported in numerous ways and attended organizations events in the community. Our support in the fund raising of these groups alone totaled over $70, 000 dollars. This has all gone back to the community. A number of you have been very involved under Rotarian Wayne’s leadership in the Christmas Fund which achieved its goal again this year. Congratulations and thank you to all involved.

What is in store for us to help with this year? It’s up to you to identify groups that can use our help. Everyone has been willing to contribute as they can. Let’s continue that way , the community has noticed!.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Library Book Sale , Set up 1pm, Friday April 11 to Sunday April 13 at 3pm, Thompson Community Centre. More to come.

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Coffee Party, Friday, January 24, 9:30am, Cannery Café in Steveston. Drop by if you are able for fellowship.

 

ROTARY MOMENT

 

PAUL HARRIS:

 

“Segregation never brought anyone anything except trouble”.

“Singing is not indulged in by Rotary clubs of some countries and all clubs are given full privilege to do so as they please about including it in their programs”.

 

 

LULU ISLAND MOMENT

 

Did you know that in 1918 there still was no centre for Richmond. Henderson’s 1918 British Columbia Directory began to list the names of those residents who lived along the Inter Urban Tram Line on the current  Garden City Road. Bridgeport Station had 17 resident families in the area and Brighouse Station had 27.

 

INTERNATIONAL:

 

Check out the International folder on our Page as we have the three International Banners from Japan on display. As well we have a Facebook page with our international visit to Japan. We need you and your friends to like our Facebook page. A special Thank you to Kevin Lainchbury and Eric Yung for all the work that they have done on it. Great Job!. They have also done a virtual banner which I believe is very fitting for us for the City of Richmond.