ROTARY E CLUB OF LULU ISLAND  MEETING SEPTEMBER 18th, 2013

WELCOME!

 
 

Read about our District Governor - Garry Shearer

September Message from District Governor

Please click the above link for his message.

ROTARY MOMENT

Paul Harris:

“But he who has given himself to dreaming is not easily satisfied’.

“Deeds preceded the written word. After service had been rendered in manifold forms, the word “Service” with all its varied meanings and implications, was written in the Rotary plan”.

 

LULU ISLAND MOMENT

Japanese Hospital:

 

The Japanese Fishermen’s Association, as part of its mandate to serve the Japanese community in Steveston, opened a small hospital in July 1896. It was established because, as the Japanese consul of the day said, “the Japanese had to go to the white people’s hospital in Vancouver where they experienced not only the handicaps caused by the lack of knowledge of the language, customs etc., but also humiliating treatment.”  In 1900, by which time the Association became the Japanese Fishermen’s Benevolent Society, $1,800 was raised to build a new 18 bed  hospital. Each Japanese family, and those white families that wished to be eligible to use the hospital, paid an annual fee of $8. The fees covered the cost of operating the hospital. After the September 1942 internment of the Japanese, the facility was renamed Steveston Hospital. It was the only hospital on Lulu Island until Richmond General opened in 1966. The building was located at No.1 Road and Chatham Street in Steveston on the east side of No. 1 Road where the current ANAF 284 building is today.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mike Redpath, Senior Parks Manager sent us a letter indicating that the City welcomed the opportunity for us to adopt the Britannia Shipyard National Historic Site. We can offer our services and partner with them on projects at the site.

 

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • Grand Opening of the Seine Loft Building at Britannia Shipyards - September 26 - 5-6:30pm
  • October 2, Pathways dinner – So far 6 going, contact Bill if you want to sit at the Rotary table.
  • Remember the Beer Tasting at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery Sat Oct 5th, 7-9:30pm - they have all the volunteers they need, but do remember to go!
  • Book sale set up help needed for Friday Oct 4 at 1pm at Thompson Community Centre and clean up at 2:30 Sunday October 6.