July 2016

The Spoken Wheel

Welcome to a new Rotary year that may one day be known as the greatest in Rotary history: the year that sees the eradication of polio. This also is the Centennial year of the Rotary Foundation. Both of these major events demand that Rotarians let the world know what we stand for and be known and recognized for what we have achieved. In this way we will attract the vibrant members that we need in order to continue to do good in the world and to create positive change on this planet with our 2016-17 Rotary theme: Rotary serving Humanity.

Congratulations to all the new presidents who now have a month of experience under their belts. Support your president while working as a TEAM ( Together Everyone Achieves More).

Have camper, will travel. Like a snail with it’s house on it’s back, my husband Alex and I are travelling from club to club in our camper. This has turned out to be a very entertaining way to do the club visits. We have camped besides lakes, the ocean and in many driveways of generous Rotarians. It has been a unique way to see our beautiful district and engage with Rotarians. We would like to take you along with us on our travels so I will soon be starting a blog. In that blog I will document the visits and tell about the clubs. Each club has a unique culture and it has been fascinating to hear the stories of what each club is doing in their community and internationally. These stories make one very proud to be a Rotarian!

The Club of the Week template is now on the District website, click her for more information. Please showcase your club so that the rest of the district can find out about the distinctive features of your club and the projects that you do in your community and internationally.

As it is the Centennial of the Rotary Foundation we are starting off the celebrations with a birthday cake at each club. At my installation as District governor in Whistler there was a huge Foundation cake and now at each club visit there is a different beautiful cake to kick off the Foundation’s birthday. What fun! The creativity has been amazing.

District appointments: We need you!!! If you have an interest in joining the district team and furthering your Rotary experiences please consider the following positions:

District Archivist: We have had some clubs fold last year and we do not want to lose the precious history of these clubs. Thus we need someone who would like to document information about the clubs in D. 5040 so that it can be stored on the district website.

Assistant Governor: We will be holding interviews soon for the position of AG for the area of Richmond/Delta 

Youth Chair – a Rotarian to oversee all of the youth programs in our district. Experience with all or any of the youth programs would be desirable.

If you are interested in any of these positions please contact DG Lyn at lynstroshin@outlook.com

Young Professional Forum at the zone conference: If your club has a young, aspiring future leader please consider sending or help to sponsor them to the Zone conference in Winnipeg on Sept. 30/Oct. 1, 2016. For more information use the link below.


If you have not registered for the Sea to Sky District Conference in Whistler please do now so that you will be entered into the draw to win 2 free nights at the Chateau Whistler. Register at www.CelebrateRotary.ca

The Rotarymobile might soon visit your area. We look forward to meeting you and hearing all about your club. Enjoy the rest of the summer, be safe, spend time with family and friends and recharge your batteries for another fun and productive Rotary year.

With warm Rotary regards,

DG Lyn

Membership Matters

Your District Membership Committee has put together a Rotary Alumni email list.  Once a quarter we will send out an interesting Rotary update/story and a gentle invite for them to attend a Rotary meeting.
We have launched the Coach’s Program where the District can supply any club with a membership coach for 6 months.  If you want more info contact Tom.
Thank you to Ross Birchall President of the Prince George Club for stepping up to lead the Rotary International Lead Generation Program.  All leads from RI will be qualified by Ross and then sent to the appropriate club.
Tom did Membership Matters presentations to Richmond Sunset and North Vancouver.
The District display both was front and centre at Lionsgate’s Canada Day celebration at Waterfront Park.
If you have questions for Tom please contact him at tom@tascosales.ca.

Rotaract Impact

The sixth edition of the Pacific Canadian Experience with Rotaract – PACE – is set to kick off August 26th. This hugely popular Rotaract roundtrip will bring 6 international Rotaractors to Vancouver and surrounding area for 10 days, and will allow us to showcase the beauty of British Columbia. Highlights of the trip will include hiking the Grouse Grind and Stawamus Chief, biking the Stanley Park seawall, various walking tours, kayaking in Belcarra, two service activities, and sampling the variety of delicious cuisine in the area. This year’s participants will be coming from Australia, England, Croatia, Brazil, India, and Malaysia. If you would like to meet our participants, or learn more about the project, you can reach us at pacetrip@rotaract5040.org .


David Forward Speaker at Conference 2017

DG Lyn Stroshin and DGN Darcy Long, 2017 District conference chair announced that David Forward will be a keynote speaker at conference 2017 in Whistler. David is the author of the official history of The Rotary Foundation, “Doing Good in the World.” Read more...

Students Enjoy July Rotary Youth Camp

25 grade 8 to 10 students with a desire to make their schools and communities better places created and produced projects in “Service Above Self” and made new friends at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp on July 7 to 10, 2016 at Lakelse, south of Terrace, BC. The 3 day camp tought leadership and personal development skills, while instilling the Rotary ideal of high ethical standards. Learn more about RYLA...

Invitation to Million Dollar Dinner

Here is a short Video invitation to The Rotary Foundation Million Dollar Dinner being hosted by District 5040 & 5050 on January 9, 2017. Click to watch the video.

Helping Others Around the World

Rotary World Help (RWH) is a nonprofit registered charitable organization that coordinates the shipment of educational, humanitarian, dental, and medical supplies, computers, and sports equipment to countries in need. Read more...

Conference 2017 - Register Now

Conference 2017 will be held in spectacular Whistler, Canada's greatest year-round recreation destination. The conference committee is poised to please, inform and inspire. At the 2017 conference you can explore Rotary projects, exchange information and fuel friendship. You will Re-ignite, Re-charge and Re-imagine Rotary.   For information on Conference 2017 and to register online go to: www.CelebrateRotary.ca.

Featured Video

Thank You for Making Membership a Priority

John F. Germ, Rotary President 2016-17, speak to members of Rotary about his faith in the organization and its members.

2017 D5040 Conference
May 4-7, 2017

DG Visits

Aug 10 - Williams Lake
Aug 11 - 100 Mile House
Aug 12-14 - Rebound Orientation
Aug 16 - Williams Lake Daybreak
Aug 19-23 - Tweedsmuir Trek
Aug 24 - Burns Lake
Sep 6 - Burnaby Metrotown
Sep 8 - West Van Sunrise
Sep 9 - Burnaby
Sep 13 - Powell River Sunrise
Sep 14 - Powell River
Sep 16-17 - YEX Inbound
Sep 19 - Terrace
Sep 20 - Kitimat
Sep 21 - Terrace
Sep 21 - Smithers
Sep 22 - Prince Rupert



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