Rotary E-Club of Richmond, B.C.

Meeting of Sept 4th

 
ROTARY E CLUB OF LULU ISLAND  MEETING SEPTEMBER 4th, 2013

WELCOME!

 

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

 

Neil Cartwright  and Kelly Krull. Neil is a former Rotarian of the Prince George and Chilliwack Clubs. He owns Island Motors on Minoru Boulevard. Kelly is a former member of the Steveston Club in the early days. She owns Splash Toys on Moncton Street in Steveston.

 

REMINDERS

 

Status meeting Wednesday September 4 from 7-8 pm at the Chinese Bunkhouse at Britannia. Agenda to follow.

 

October 4 Pathways Fund raising dinner. Let me know asap.

 

Book Sale is rapidly approaching. Set up Friday 1pm October 4, take down Sunday October 6 2:30pm

 

 

ROTARY MOMENT

Sheldon’s Slogan: He profits most who serves best. “This slogan was adopted at the second Rotary Convention. It was part of the platform that was submitted by the Rotary Club of Seattle”.

 

“What a pity it would be. For instance, if the colorful lives of the various European nations were blended into one. When then, could be found the fascination of travel?”-Paul Harris

 

 

LULU ISLAND MOMENT

STEVESTON:

 

Steveston’s townsite grew out of William Herbert Steves’ crown-land grant in 1880. In 1888, by which time his kand had been surveyed and he had town lots on the market, salmon fishing and canning had already overtaken farming as the principal reason for the community’s existence. By 1890 Steves had already sold 100 lots. Approximately half of the townsite was to be residential, while the other half would provide space for businesses and services. It was a unique community: by 1910- in the May-to-October fishing season-there was a population of Aboriginal, Japanese and Chinese residents that outnumbered their White neighbours by five to one.