Wed Nov 27 Luncheon - Bring a friend to meet some new friends and introduce them to Rotary

Hilton Vancouver Airport 
12:15 to 1:30 pm
5911 Minoru Blvd (map)

Wed Dec 4 Luncheon - Club Assembly - Elect Next Year's Executives

We invite all members to attend this important meeting. 
Hilton Vancouver Airport 
12:15 to 1:30 pm
5911 Minoru Blvd (map)
Rotary Pop Classic Concert
Thank you everyone for your support to make this concert a very successful event. We had close to 80% of the theatre filled.
We had VIP from RI Vice President Dean Rohrs and her husband Rhino; DG Bala Naidoo and his wife Varsi; Director General from Taiwan Economic and culture office in Vancouver Mr & Mrs Andy Chen; Deputy Consul General Mrs. Masayo Tada and Mr. Tada. Of Japan in attendance to support our concert.
Audiences enjoyed an evening of pop classics performed by Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Spencer and Hhis dream continues and Loig Morin & His Band.M Money raised will be going towards Polio Eradication.  
An Engineer's Public-spirited Path
Jeff Jiang, President of JPC Services Inc., gave us a presentation about his company and CCRAC, his vision and his mission.  Susan Ness, a member of the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunrise, attracted by the forthcoming fundraising concert on November 17, joined us for lunch and bought the concert tickets.
Jeff Jiang is the founder and founding president of Chinese Construction & Renovation Association of Canada (CCRAC).  CCRAC is to self-regulate Chinese construction and renovation industry, offer guidance, promote business and help startup technicians.
JPC is a general contractor providing engineering and construction services in the Lower Mainland.  Their line of business includes custom home building, renovations, painting, panel systems and IRUV cutting.  Being a socially responsible business, JPC focuses not only on providing quality professional services, but also on setting themselves as a role model for the construction and contracting industries.
"Build on Trust"  is their mandate.  JPC believes in serving customers by demonstrating integrity, honesty and trust.
For community services, JPC supports and fundraises for homeless, youth development, and people with past criminal records to start a new life.  Please click here for the short introduction of JPC and the story of why CCRAC was founded.
Thanks Jeff for the inspirational presentation!
Rotary Youth Exchange
This was our Club's first lunch meeting at Tramonto Restaurant of River Rock Casino Resort.  It was wonderful to have Sue and Jim Godey from Rotary Club Lions Gate, Scott Campbell from Steveston Club and Anthony Yuen, Ambassador of the Rotary Youth Exchange join us.  Sue and Anthony shared their experience from the organizer and the recipient's perspective of the Rotary Youth Exchange program.
The first Rotary Exchange was initiated by the Rotary Club of Copenhagen, Denmark in 1927; it was followed by the Rotary Club of Nice, France in 1929.  Every year Rotary International and the local Rotary clubs sponsor over 8,000 exchange students (between the age of 15 and 17.5) among 80 countries.  Rotary District 5040 and its clubs sponsor an average of 12 inbound and 12 outbound students each year; there are 12 outbounds and 14 inbounds this year.  
The Youth Exchange Program is a cultural exchange that allows students to experience different cultures and meet people around the world.  Anthony Yuen, a Youth Exchange Ambassador, was an exchange student to Normandy, France in 2015.  He attended a one-year high school full-time there, immersed fully in the French culture, and in exchange shared with his schoolmates and friends the Canadian culture.  We were amazed with Anthony's red blazer covering with pins and business cards he traded with other students.  The colour of blazer represent the country where the student is from; the red represents Canada.  Anthony had a wonderful experience in France and documented his story in District 5040 website.  Click here for Anthony's impressive story of being an exchange student.
The initial cost of a Rotary club to sponsor an exchange student would be $3,000 which covers the airfares and the District Conference registration fees. On top of the initial cost, the club is also to budget a monthly allowance of $100 and extra curriculum expense of $200 for each student.  The program will arrange 2 to 3 hosting families for each student during the one-year term.  Councillors are available to support the students while they are abroad.
The Youth Exchange program is a fabulous experience that the students should seek to participate and the Rotary club to support!
Upcoming Events
Wed Luncheon
Hilton Vancouver Airport
Nov 27, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Wed Luncheon - Club Assembly, Executives Election
Hilton Vancouver Airport
Dec 04, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Wed Luncheon - Asian Heritage Month/ ExplorAsian
Hilton Vancouver Airport
Dec 11, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Christmas Dinner /Christmas Fund
Hilton Vancouver Airport
Dec 14, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wed Luncheon
Hilton Vancouver Airport
Dec 18, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
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