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  Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise



Proceedings of the meeting on:




O Canada

Invocation:  Gordon and Sam

Guests/Visitors:  Special visitors today: Peggy Wilson and Jason Bowman with daughter Courtenay. Roger Wong, President, Rotary Club Vancouver Chinatown.


Speaker: President Robert introduced Rotary Summer Youth Exchange participant Courtenay Bowman. Courtenay represented our Club and Canada in a recent trip to the Czech Republic. Courtenay was the guest of a Czech family in the city of Prague. This Gothic city is one of the most beautiful in Europe. Courtenay spoke about the beautiful architecture of the city and the colourful homes contrasting with drab Soviet era buildings. There was a bit of a language barrier at first but through everyday life and touring around sightseeing Courtenay and her host family soon developed great communication. The beautiful country side with castles and cabins was explored and Courtenay spent much time exploring the wonders of Prague. Courtenay thanked the Club for the opportunity to participate in the exchange.

Club Business:

·      Pres. Roger Wong (RC Van Chinatown) invited one and all to the annual Chinese New Year celebration and fundraiser, once again at Floata Restaurant on Valentine’s Day!! Feb. 14th. Along with the twelve course meal, celebrants will be entertained with cultural entertainers and artists. Info on ticket sales will be sent to the membership.

·      Rotary WineFest 2013: President Robert presented himself (and the Club) with a cheque for $4000.00 as the proceeds from the event! Thanks to all who did such great work on the event!

·      Tim Jones Memorial Service this Saturday at the Centennial Arena, North Vancouver.

·      A PolioPlus Pot-luck will be scheduled likely for April.



·      Rotary Foundation Annual Dinner: tickets still available.

·      Members are reminded that the regular meeting of Feb. 6th will be held at the Better Meals facility in Burnaby, host Sam Chan will circulate directions to his office and members are urged to carpool where possible.

·      50/50/happy/sad/fines: no winners, no losers.

Meeting adjourned.