Wed Nov 13 Luncheon - "An Engineer’s Public-spirited Path" by Jeff Jiang

Jeff Jiang is the President of JPC Services Inc. Founder and Founding president of Chinese Construction & Renovation Association of Canada (CCRAC). The purpose of CCRAC is to self-regulate Chinese construction and renovation industry; offering guidance, promote business and help startup technicians.

Jeff has a devotion to social responsibility. His company helped over 20 European immigrant technicians integrate and start careers in BC. He also offered opportunity for people with past criminal records to start a new life. He chaired and co-chaired charity events engaged in activities and fundraising for homeless and people with disability. Read more...

Hilton Vancouver Airport 
12:15 to 1:30 pm
5911 Minoru Blvd (map)
Enjoy a Night of Pop Classic and Help Us Do good work
One week away from our Famous Pop Concert. Hurry and get your tickets NOW !  Tickets are $35 and $45, 10% discount on order of 10 tickets, promo code "ROVO10".  Purchase from Ticket Master , Dean Hsieh 604-781-7588 or email Jacqueline Ho .  Help us raising funds for The Rotary Foundation and End Polio Now.  Check out the promo video here.... 


Ten pop classics will be performed, they are all linked by a common theme, which is, most appropriately, “Encounter”.
  1. Hallelujah by the Canadian singer-songwriter laureate Leonard Cohen, a bitter lament about encountering and losing someone one loves.
  2. Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, a classic love song of the 1960s
  3. Unforgettable of the 1950s is a quick sketch of the feelings of love at first sight.
  4. If You Leave Me Now of the 1970s
  5. Missing You (Anata ni aitakute) Japanese Pop song
  6. Unchained Melody featured in the film Ghost
  7. I Dreamed a Dream from the musical Les Misérables
  8. New York, New York one of Frank Sinatra’s signature songs
  9. Canon Rock, a rock arrangement of the Baroque classical work “Canon in D” by the Taiwanese guitarist and composer Jerry Chang, become one of the most popular wedding songs since the 1980s
  10. Over the Rainbow from the film The Wizard of Oz 
Lest We Forget
On November 11, let us pause for a moment of silence to honour and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. We remember the more than 2,300,000 Canadians who have served throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice. 
Canadian War Cemetery, Normandy, France 
The reason poppies are worn on Remembrance Day is because these little flowers became widespread in Europe after soils in France and Belgium became rich in lime from debris and rubble from the fighting during the First World War.  This is described in the famous poem In Flanders Fields written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae. 
Magic, Fun and Inspiration
Fun.  We enjoyed a little magical interlude, as Michael Ross, Comedian, Speaker and Magician bedazzled us with some wonderful sleight of hand.  For those of you who missed today's folks missed something special.  At Rotary you may get informed, you may get inspired, or you may get entertained.  As we keep saying, when Rotarians get together, you never know what's going to happen.  Mark Rotary on your calendar and make a point of attending.  Be part of the discussions on the next project, the next wonderful thing we do for the community, and get more acquainted and network with your colleagues.
But more than just a magical demonstration, Michael had a story to tell.  We are losing touch with each other and we are not absorbing all that life provides.  If we keep our face buried in our ipads and cell phones, we just might walk into traffic and the possibility of getting hit by a vehicle.  Keeping our heads down will rob us a wider view of the world.  We've lost the personal touch of talking to each other if we are in our one dimensional space, gazing into our little screens.
And at Rotary, that's what we encourage.....for an hour, turn off your phone and spend your attention on your colleagues, the programme, updates from the President and Rotary news.  What's so urgent, that you can't be away from your phone for an hour?
Sgt. At Arms today was Cindy, and she was at her best.  One of the things we rather enjoy, is to hear what's happening with our friends.  Our happy dollars do that.  Whether it's great news or sad news, we get a bit closer to our Rotary family by listening and sharing our happy and sad dollars.
There is a point to Rotary.....we get together "To Make Good Things Happen".  We get together in real time, person to person.....and not on our little devices.  What we read and how we comprehend our texts is totally different that what the writer intended.  Only a person to person get together can light the way.
Our visitor today was CiCi Yim, President of Rotary Club of Vancouver Fraserview.
Upcoming Events
Wed Luncheon - Jeff Jiang
Hilton Vancouver Airport
Nov 13, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Rotary Pop Classics Charity Concert
River Rock Casino Resort Show Theatre
Nov 17, 2019
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Wed Luncheon - Rotary Youth Exchange
River Rock Casino Resort
Nov 20, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
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
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