Posted on Dec 09, 2022

The 22 charter members of the new Rotary Club of Vancouver Waterfront are downtown working professionals and students with an inclusive approach to members as friends in making a sustainable impact in Vancouver.
Vancouver Waterfront Charter President Thomas Reppchen and Vice President Sarah Reppchen (2nd and 3rd left) receive the new club's charter from (l to r) District Governor John Berry, Past District Governor Lorne Calder and District Governor Elect Shirley-Pat Chamberlain
Charter President Thomas Reppchen says, "It’s not about the president. Rotary is always about the members. Our diverse membership includes several former Rotary International Exchange students, returning Rotarians and new Rotarians."
"Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access (IDEA) are paramount to this club’s planned projects,” according to Charter Vice President Sarah Reppchen. "Our charter members are diverse in thought, culture and age. We come from seven different countries and range in age from 21 to 73 years."
Home for the new Rotary club is The Vancouver Club at 915 West Hastings Street.
Charter Executive Secretary Jonathan Evans says, "The Vancouver Club is renowned for its heritage and hospitality is hosting the new club's breakfast meetings and social events. We’re already having a great time meeting and enjoying the benefits of such a prestigious club. We hope others will reach out and join us to ‘Imagine Rotary’ as a progressive and active fellowship in Vancouver.”
Rotary Club of Vancouver Waterfront
c/o The Vancouver Club
915 West Hastings Street
Vancouver BC V6C 1C6