Wed April 3 Luncheon - Technology & Demographics by Larry Vanderveen

Technological advancements matched with high-speed fibre optic networks, are transforming the way we do business, learn and communicate. Together with new demographic realities in Canada, technology is transforming the ‘digital discussion’ small business owners and start-up companies can now enjoy with their clients – targeted real time reach & interactive feedback! 
Join us for an engaging look at the changes underway and some great ideas to help you rethink your technology & customer engagement plans! Larry is the Senior Business Market Strategy Manager – TELUS Broadband Solutions. He specializes in the evolution of broadband technology as part of TELUS’ recent launch of a new fibre internet broadband network across Alberta, British Columbia and Quebec. Read more...
Hilton Vancouver Airport 
12:15 to 1:30 pm
5911 Minoru Blvd (map)
Paul Harris Award Night
Another successful event hosted by the four Rotary Clubs in Richmond…  The Paul Harris Fellow Award Ceremony!
The Richmond, Sunrise, Sunset, and Steveston Rotary Clubs honoured the outstanding individuals in their communities on March 30, 2019 at the Richmond Country Club.  About 130 Rotarians, their friends and families recognized the significant contributions of the eight recipients of Paul Harris Fellow Award in the Richmond Community.
The honorees were: Randall Walrond, De Whalen, Barry & Laurie Cavanaugh, Kush Panatch, Kay Philips, Helen Qian, Walter P. Tyrrell, and Dianne Woodhouse.
Randall Walrond volunteered for over 10 years with the Richmond Rotaract Club.  He helped raise funds for Easter Seals, homes in hurricane ravaged areas of Indonesia and the Richmond Food Bank.  Randall also helped with maintenance at Richmond Women’s shelter.  His oldest daughter followed the footsteps of her Grandfather, Wilbur Walrond, and his father Randall, she recently joined a Interact club.  The Rotary legacy in the family continues…
De Whalen is the founding member of Richmond Food Security Society and Richmond Homelessness Coalition.  Currently, she is the Chair of the Richmond Poverty Response Committee (RPRC).  RPRC is “a coalition of Richmond residents and agencies working together to reduce poverty and the impacts of poverty.  De believes housing is a human right and the community has a social responsibility to house the most vulnerable residents.
Attendees enjoyed good foods, fellowship and the heart-warming speeches by the recipients.  The Organizing Committee received encouraging responses requesting more joint events of the four Richmond clubs in the future!
Thanks Bob Blacker, Past District Governor, for emceeing the ceremony!  Kudos to the Organizing Committee for putting together such a wonderful event!  And, special thanks to Rick Duff for his dedication and efforts in steering the planning and organizing process!
RYLA South
Dean, Suna, Jacqueline and Raymond visited RYLA South at YMCA's Camp Elphinstone, Langdale on Sunday March 31. RYLA South (Grade 10-12) is one of the three District 5040 Rotary’s leadership training and personal development program for young people.
To their delight, the visitors and students got a visit from his Honor Steven Point (former Lt.Gov of BC) & PDG Bob Blacker. His honor spoke about LEADERSHIP and the power of the 'TALKING STICK' and what it means to FIRST NATIONS. At the end of his presentation he presented District RYLA Chair Linda Rocha with a carved EAGLE FEATHER which will be used for gathering circles of the RYLA participants. 
Upcoming Events
Wed Luncheon - Technology & Demographics, Larry V
Hilton Vancouver Airport
Apr 03, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Wed Luncheon
Hilton Vancouver Airport
Apr 10, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Rotary Leadership Institute Part 1 & 2
Accent Inns - Burnaby
Apr 13, 2019
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wed Luncheon - Club Assembly
Hilton Vancouver Airport
Apr 17, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Apr Board Meeting
Youneed/uKnead Massage Chair
Apr 17, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

D5040 Rotary Act of Kindness April 19 - 21, 2019


On April 19th (Paul Harris' Birthday) - April 21st DG Darcy Long invite all clubs & their members to participate in an Act of Kindness. Ask family & friends to join in. The goal is 10,000+
Everyone, please record your act of kindness at    . 
RI & District News
Rotary International News
District 5040 News
Our Members