Wed June 16th - Zoom at Noon - The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal - Shawn Wade

The Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal will be a commemorative medal to mark the seventieth anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the thrones of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms in 2022. 

Shawn M. Wade obtained his BA (1st Class Honours) in History from Simon Fraser University and Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws from UBC. Shawn is a dedicated Chief Executive, Army Officer and Youth Development leader with over 3 decades of voluntary community service experience. Shawn is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Mainland of British Columbia Branch (RCS). Shawn’s interest in the Commonwealth began at an early age, and was motivated by his life-long interest in history.

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Zoom online Meeting 12 noon to 1:30pm (Members and friends, looking forward to see you)   


Congratulations to Peter and Usha Raju
Congratulations to our honorary member and Past President Peter Raju and his wife Usha. The Richmond Hospital Foundation presented them the 2021 Leadership Award in recognition of their generosity and for inspiring others. The Richmond Hospital Foundation Leadership Award is given in recognition to a donor leadership and exceptional commitment to health care to the community.
During Peter's year as club president in 2008, our club held a "Tribute to Seniors Gala" recognized the significant contributions and sacrifices made by our seniors. With the community support, the event generated $350,000.  The money was used to upgrade facilities at the Lions Manor, the Rosewood Manor and the Rotary Hospice House.  
New members to be inducted on June 30th
Richmond Rotary will be inducting Chantelle Roy and Yuhan Chen on June 30th 2021 at the President's Ball. 
Chantelle is a lawyer. She graduated from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at University of British Columbia, and currently works at WorkSafeBC.  

Fluent in French, Chantelle also obtained a Bachelor of Education from UBC, and taught French Immersion in both B.C. and Quebec.

Chantelle Roy
Yuhan Chen was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan.  He has a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering at NCTU (National Chiao Tung University).  Yuhan immigrated to Vancouver, Canada in 2008 after finishing the military service in Taiwan (Air Force).
He is an Electrical Engineer at AZCO Industries - a manufacturing company making ozone generator systems.
Profile photo of Yuhan Chen
Wednesday Meeting Recap
Cynthia Lam delivered a presentation on sustainability and intercultural harmony. She is involved in a number of groups that promote a better understanding of different cultures, and using that knowledge to promote more sustainable environmental practices.
Cynthia's long term vision is to advocate and promote multicultural sustainability, with the goal to have more immigrants communities join in force, encouraged by their own brand of sustainability. And equally important, for mainstream society to recognize this as a positive force
Cynthia speaks with authority on this topic as a Member of the Order of Canada - awarded for her passion for and dedication to equality and cultural diversity. 
Richmond is a remarkably diverse city, home to immigrants from around the world. Cynthia's discussion of intercultural harmony and collaboration is an important topic for Richmond Rotary. Rotary is promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, so the message of the meeting was highly relevant. 
Cynthia's groups, Roots and Shades, are non-profits that work with all age groups to support and work with different cultural groups in the Lower Mainland with a focus on sustainability. 
2022 Rotary International Convention
2022 Rotary International Convention: Registration Now Open!
Registration is now open for the 2022 Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas. Join us next year to explore what’s possible in Rotary, in Houston, and in yourself.  

Whether you’re new to Rotary or a longtime member, it will be an unforgettable experience. Learn more at 

Register and pay by 16 June to take advantage of the promotional rate of $425. Don’t miss your chance to Discover New Horizons at the 2022 Rotary International Convention!
Upcoming Events
Hybrid Meeting
Continental Seafood Restaurant
Jul 21, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Hybrid Meeting - General Assembly
Continental Seafood Restaurant
Jul 28, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Hybrid Meeting - TBA by Rita Zeng
Continental Seafood Restaurant
Aug 04, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Hybrid Meeting - Canada's Chinese Gene
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Aug 25, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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District 5040 Conference - 2022 - Prince George 

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Register early for the 2022 District 5040 Conference in Prince George May 20-22. Prince George can't wait to see you all again and welcome you with open arms and celebrate the Seven Wonders of Rotary. 
You’ll have a chance to win a free conference registration if you register now.
Early-bird registration is now open for $299 + GST. Visit to register and for more info. 
It’s not too early to register! Save now. We hope to see you in Prince George. 
For a sneak peak, watch this message from DGE Lorne Calder from the RC of Prince George Downtown. 
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