Wed Dec 11 Luncheon - "Vancouver Asian Heritage Month Society and ExplorAsian Festival" by Leticia Sanchez


VAHMS is a non-profit society that is dedicated to recognizing Asian Canadian participation as an integral part of Canadian society.

The society organizes explorASIAN, an annual festival celebrating national Asian Heritage Month to promote understanding and appreciation of Asian-Canadian arts and culture in the month of May. The festival includes programs, activities and events produced in collaboration with various partners from the diverse communities in Metro Vancouver.

Leticia is the President of VAHMS, she holds a Masters in Education from Anahuac University in Mexico, and is a certified Overseas Teacher of English from Cambridge University via the British Council. Read more...

Hilton Vancouver Airport 
12:15 to 1:30 pm
5911 Minoru Blvd (map)
Christmas Dinner is this Sat!
Members and friends, join us to celebrate Christmas this Saturday Dec 14. It is going to be fun, register now !!! Hilton needs our head count. Thanks you Dave Rogers for coordinating the party.
Cost of ticket is $75, cash bar.
For Christmas spirit, we will be singing Christmas carol after dinner, bring your best vocal voice to the party. You can practise in advance, follow lyrics here Thanks Cindy for the link.  
For fun, please bring a disguised gift of something from home that you like to give away and it will be auctioned off, money goes to Christmas fund.   
Chinese Lunar Year Gala
Our Chinese New Year Gala is fast approaching. Sat. Jan 18. 2020. Tickets will be available for sale on Wednesday Dec 11. Get your tickets  
It is going to be a fantastic event with 10 course meals, great entertainment, live auctions, silent auctions, raffles tickets.
You can support our event and make a difference in our community by purchasing tickets, promote our event to friends and associates, be a proud sponsors, donate auction items.  Proceeds go to the Richmond Boys & Girls Club and St. John Ambulance BC & Yukon. See event detail....
Meeting Highlights
Visiting us was Vivian Wu, and as was introduced by James Kao, Vivian was a Rotarian in Taiwan.  She currently owns an import/export company here in Richmond.  Hope we see Vivian visit us more often.  We enjoyed a vigorous round of happy dollars as we heard about updates from our members. 
Coming up be sure to register for our Club's Christmas Party and to pledge an amount to the Christmas Fund.  We will culminate our collection at our Christmas Dinner Dec 14th for a cheque to be presented to Richmond Cares Richmond Gives.  Our Club has been supporting this campaign for well over 30 years and by now perhaps over $100,000.  The plight of the less advantaged is still a calling for citizens in Richmond.  Christmas spirit tugs at the heart, and Rotarians are there to put a smile on a few faces.  Happy families at Christmas time, yes, that's Making Good Things Happen.   See you all for Christmas Dinner Dec 15th.
Upcoming Events
Wed Luncheon - Asian Heritage Month/ ExplorAsian
Hilton Vancouver Airport
Dec 11, 2019
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
Christmas Dinner /Christmas Fund - $75 per person
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
Chinese New Year Gala
Continental Seafood Restaurant
Jan 18, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Wed Luncheon - Disaster Aid Canada
Hilton Vancouver Airport
Feb 05, 2020
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
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Why our club support Richmond Christmas Fund for last 30+ years???

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To the new comers of our club, this tradition has been carried on for the last 30+ years. It all began with Vancouver East Rotarian Gordon McBurney.
Gordon came to our club, reminded us of the need of many Richmond residents for a helping hand, a need still evident today, and challenged us to match his donation of $100.00.
We immediately raised $3,000.00. Year after year, Gordon came to our club in early December, spoke of the need in Richmond, donated his $100.00, and challenged us to match it--and more! See the whole story...
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