Wed Feb 17 - Zoom at 7pm - Lunar New Year Event


Exciting and Fun Program waiting for you. Have a glass of wine ready!

We will be selling raffle tickes, Chinese Dinner Certificates, Live Auctions. Best Costume.

  1. National Anthem by Lulu Studio
  2. Invocation by PP Henry
  3. President James Speech
  4. Lion Dance by Lulu Studio 
  5. New Year Toast by PE Suna 
  6. Presentation by Rotary Hospital Foundation
  7. Happy New Year Songs by Lulu Studio
  8. Chinese Zodiac sign by PP James Hsieh
  9. Live Auction
  10. Raffle Draw

Zoom online Meeting 7 pm to 9:00 pm (Members and friends, looking forward to see you)   

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An exciting program waiting for you
Highlights of the evening... 
  • Virtual Lion Dance and Happy New Year Songs play by Lulu Studio
  • Special presentation from Jim Bindon, Director Philanthropy and spencer Gall, Senior Philanthropy Manager of the Richmond Hospital Foundation
  • Raffles
  • Live Auction 
  • Fundraising Chinese Dinner Certificates for sale
  • Head & Tail Game to win a Red envelope of $88
  • Wear Red or Asian Costume to win the Best Lunar New Year Costume   
St. Valentine Celebration
Valentines Day is Feb 14th, and to mark this occasion, Angie our Club Service Director spent a lot of energy to organize a special Zoom agenda for all of us.
Legend has it, Valentine's, the day may have taken its name from a priest who was martyred about 270 CE by the emperor Claudius II Gothicus. According to legend, the priest signed a letter “from your Valentine” to his jailer’s daughter, whom he had befriended and, by some accounts, healed from blindness. Other accounts hold that it was St. Valentine of Terni, a bishop, for whom the holiday was named, though it is possible the two saints were actually one person. Another common legend states that St. Valentine defied the emperor’s orders and secretly married couples to spare the husbands from war. It is for this reason that his feast day is associated with love.
Many thanks to Angie for a creative programme.  We enjoyed a memory game, trying to recall tray of random items displayed only momentarily. Congratulation to Jacqueline, she fared best on that game and she also won the random draw. The highlight for the day, would have been the stories some of us shared.....about our loved ones, children, parents and spouses.  There is a stronger bond between people when we get to know each other better.  When references are made to Rotary family, we are reminded that our purpose is the same and our heart for service is the same.  Through Rotary, we can join hands and do bigger and better deeds.  Isn't that what you want?  Don't you want to "Serve to Change Lives"?
Dave, as usual was in fine form, extracting happy dollars from our jeans.
Next on the calendar, Lunar New Year Feb 17th at 7pm, a Shred-it Day on Mar 6th and a St. Patricks Day theme Zoom on Mar 17th.  We are missing quite a few members these last few weeks.  Please join the fun and fundraising and say hello.  We have some work to do and we need everyone.
Featured member - Zach Segal 

Zach Segal


Housing Advisory (Canadian Housing & Mortgage Corp), joined the Rotary Club of Richmond Nov 18, 2020.
We are very happy that Zach is taking on the role as co-editor of Club newsletter and website.  
Zach was born and raised in Richmond, BC. He attended UBC and obtained B.A in Political Science and Government and M.A. in Diplomacy in U of London.
Since March 2017 Zach has been working for Canada's Housing Agency, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, he is responsible on the assisted housing file supporting housing for seniors; Women and children in need; low income Canadians and increasing the rental supply for middle income Canadians.
From 2011 - 2015 he worked in Ottawa as Advisor for the Federal Government - Minister of National Defense; Transportation; and Members of Parliament.
Zach is a community volunteer and advocate. Most recently wrote comforting letters to isolated seniors who were unable to receive visitors during covid; and delivered hot meals to seniors living at home unable to go to grocery stores due to COVID-19 concerns.
As shown by a career of public service, Zach believes fully in the guiding principles of the Rotary club, and supports the mission of serving those in need at home, and abroad.
Upcoming Events
Zoom 7pm - Lunar New Year Dinner at Home Party
Zoom Meeting
Feb 17, 2021
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Wed Zoom - 90th Anniversary of the Statute of Westminster
Zoom Meeting
Feb 24, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:15 PM
zoom luncheon
Feb 24, 2021 12:15 PM
Zoom 7pm - 2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship, Gloria Staudt
Zoom Meeting
Mar 03, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Richmond Rotary Shred Day
The Salvation Army Richmond Community Church
Mar 06, 2021
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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2021-2022 Rotary International Theme

Incoming Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta, a member of the Rotary Club of Calcutta-Mahanagar, West Bengal, India, revealed the 2021-22 presidential theme, “Serve to Change Lives”. He urged members to become more involved in service projects, saying that caring for and serving others is the best way to live because it changes not only other people’s lives, but also our own. 

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