Wed October 6th, 2021 Hybrid Meeting 12:00pm -1:30pm ROTARY WORLD HELP BY ELNA AGALA

Rotary World Help (RWH) is an all volunteer registered non-profit society with no payroll and extremely low administration expenses. It gathers, sorts, records, and ships in 20′ or 40′ containers medical, dental, optical, educational, sports and disaster relief goods to third world countries where people are in need.

All costs are paid by Rotary clubs directly and indirectly and all goods are normally shipped Rotary Club to Rotary Club to ensure the beneficiaries of the aid receive the goods.

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Philip we will miss you
Our friend Philip Li sadly and suddenly left us last weekend. His passing brings to focus his contributions to the Rotary Club of Richmond.
The President suddenly announced the club should dissolve which meant we would surrender our charter. We had just concluded the first of two strategic planning meetings late 2014. Immediately, Chris Browne called Philip Li and myself. The 3 of us met for an emergency lunch. Philip argued the club should persevere and we should do what we could to carry on the great work of Rotary.
It was Past President Philip who then directed Chris and myself to take on the next two years as President. Six of us remained. Six Rotary Club of Richmond members attended the 2nd session of strategic planning session with DG Don Evans. Those six were Dave Takahashi, Juan Burry, Barbara Duggan, Chris Browne, Philip Li and myself.
October 2014 was a pivotal moment for the Rotary Club of Richmond. It is said that one person can make a difference. Philip Li, must be remembered as the silent fortitude, pushing the rest of us into rebuild mode.
We could speak volumes of his contributions to Rotary. Maybe you don’t know that Richmond Interact would not have happened had he not made the first moves. He sat on committees for many successful Golf Tournaments, our Reverse Draw Dinners, Christmas Hamper Fund drives, Art Auctions, our Seniors Gala, Rotary Walks….and the list goes on. Many fundraisers for the Hospital or for our own Rotary Hospice House and Rotary projects were successful due in part to Mr. Philip Li.
Every successful organization needs leadership, inspiration, energy and participation. Those all describe Philip Li. Rotary needs team players and Philip was just that, a team-mate. Described in one word, he is a “True Rotarian”.
Philip, my friend, you leave a large chasm in the soul of Rotary. It is not an understatement to say that you will be greatly missed, and fondly remembered.
- Keith Tsukishima
Rotary Hospice House 15th Anniversary
On October 1st, 2021, we celebrated the 15th Anniversary of the Rotary Hospice House.
Over a dozen Richmond Rotarians came and attended this monumental event - the 15th Anniversary of a vital institution in Richmond.
Initial discussions started in 1994 with just an idea from Richmond Rotarian, Chuck Albert, morphing into a plan and a solution from the larger Richmond Rotary Club. 
6 years later, a deal was signed to partner with the Salvation Army - they would purchase the land, and own and operate the Hospice. 
5 years after that Richmond Rotary raised $500,000, secured capital contributions from the Salvation Army, private donors, and other levels of Government.
In September of 2005, the dream of Richmond Rotarians came to life, and Richmond's first free standing community Hospice opened its doors. It was an honor to see so many of the people who were integral in the creation of the Hospice at the 15th Anniversary!
Our active Richmond Rotary member, Elizabeth Roach, is also the Executive Director of the Hospice House. Elizabeth delivered a wonderful speech - and it's an honor to have her as part of our club.
The City of Richmond has been a critical partner and supporter of the Hospice house since it's inception. Thank you to Richmond City Councilors Chak Au, Carol Day, and Alexa Loo for attending.
Former Richmond MLA, Linda Reid has been a supporter of the Hospice House since it's inception - here she is unveiling the 15th Anniversary plaque with Richmond Rotary members Keith Tsukishima and Nancy Yurkovich, a lead pioneer of the project. In September 2005, Nancy said, "15 years ago, I had a dream and today it has come true." Here we are 30 years later at the 15th Anniversary. 
(15 years ago - MLA Linda Reid was at the grand opening).
And here is long time Richmond Rotarian, Nancy Yurkovich being awarded by the Salvation Army at the Grand Opening in 2005 for outstanding community leadership!
Thank you to our partner, the Salvation Army. The Salvation owns and operates the house and were a major contributor to help get the project off the ground. Our local Salvation Army representative delivered a remarkable speech.
2022 District Conference in Prince George
Register now for the 2022 District 5040 Conference in Prince George May 20-22. 
The first 100 people who register now will have a chance to win a free conference registration. 
The conference registration fee is now $340+ GST.  Register now. 
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