Wed Jan 18 - GAiN by Lily Kwok

Global Aid Network Canada is a worldwide registered non-profit humanitarian relief and development organization dedicated to bringing hope and tangible help to the poor and the suffering. Since 1998, they have mobilized resources to help people in over 35 countries. Their initiatives described below are quite similar to Rotary areas of focus. Read more...
Lily is the Life Team manager of GAiN, she holds B.S in Civil Engineering and worked as professional engineer in both public and private sectors in the area of water treatment and water supply.   
Hilton Vancouver Airport - Benson Room
12:15 to 1:30 pm
5911 Minoru Blvd, Richmond, BC (map)
17 days to our Chinese New Year Gala!
We have ONLY 17 DAYS to get ready for the GALA. Lots still yet to be done!
Ticket Sales : Over half of the 350 tickets has been sold, lets work hard to make it a FULL HOUSE!  President James has been visiting other Rotary Clubs, a few of them are cancelling their meeting and attending our Gala as their meeting. Please contact Keith for tickets. 
Reminder to your guests: Please send reminders to guests you sold tickets to that the Program starts at 6:30 pm and dinner at 7:00 pm, extra parking available at the Cambie Library entrance from Thorpe behind the restaurant. There will be silent auction, 50-50 tickets, photo booth, dancing and entertainment.  
Silent Auction : We need all items to be dropped off by Jan 21, see detail and download fillable form here...  or contact PP Chris Browne or Dixie Tang.
Sponsors : We are still looking for sponsors! Members can download sponsor package here... to contact potential sponsors. 
Get Involved : All members, can you and your spouses help out and make this a fun and successful event. Contact Barb for task assignment. 
Million Dollar Dinner Raised 3.3 million
To celebrate The Rotary Foundation 100 years of doing good in the world, on Jan 9, 2017 District 5040 & 5050 held a Million Dollar dinner which raised US $3.3 million, the 2nd highest total of all the Million Dollar Dinners to date in Zone 24.  
Rotary International President John Germ was the keynote speaker, he spoke about the DREAMS that have become realities. We are The Rotary Foundation and we are following a dream... Rotary serving humanity.
Rotary Founder Paul Harris in 1905 had a dream of fellowship and service, which resulted in an international organization with more than 1.2 million members.
In 1917 RI President Arch Klumph had a dream of creating an endowment fund for doing good in the world. It’s initial contribution of US $26.50 in 1918 has become the base of our  Rotary Foundation.    
In 1979 RI President, Sir Clem Renouf, had a dream “Could Rotary do something of the magnitude of eradicating smallpox in the world?” In 1988, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was launched. At that time, polo was endemic in more than 125 countries and the disease has been confined to three countries - Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria.
Thanks to President Elect Debbie and President Nominee Drew for representing the Rotary Club of Richmond at the million dollar dinner. They also attended the Ladner Splash Park tour that afternoon.    
Upcoming Events
Lily Kwok - GAiN
Hilton Vancouver Airport - Benson Room
Jan 18, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
New Year Gala Final Updates
Hilton Vancouver Airport - Benon Room
Jan 25, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Chinese New Year Gala Dinner (No luncheon meeting)
Continental Seafood Restaurant
Feb 01, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
New Year Gala Recap
Hilton Vancouver Airport - Benon Room
Feb 08, 2017
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Board Meeting
Pacific Business Centre
Feb 09, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

D5040 Whistler Conference May 4-7 

Take advantage of the early bird special, register by January 16  and save. If this is the first conference, save even more, the first 20 first time attendees will save $25. Conference detail and registration here.... 
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