Posted by Brian Finley on Oct 18, 2019
Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart welcomed representatives from Vancouver Rotary, Rotaract, and Interact clubs, and District 5040 on Friday Oct 18th.
He read out and then presented the Proclamation naming October 24th as World Polio Day in the City of Vancouver.
Vancouver City hall will be illuminated in red for the day. 
Rotary has been at the forefront of the global polio eradication campaign for 40 years. Worldwide polio cases have dropped from 1000 per day to less than 100 per year and we are getting close to eliminating this disease forever.
Photo: Mayor Kennedy Stewart presents the formal proclamation to District Governor Bala Naidoo and District End Polio Chair Brian Finley.
City of Vancouver Proclaims Oct 24, 2019 as World Polio Day. Brian Finley 2019-10-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 12, 2019
Over 100,000 of the world’s poor have been given opportunities for education and better health for themselves and their families thorough improved eyesight. That's the achievement of Third World Eye Care Society (TWECS), a Vancouver-based, International Charity of eye doctors and opticians who travel to developing countries to provide thorough eye exams and prescription eyeglasses. Filipino Canadian activist and humanitarian Dr. Marina Roma-March, who founded TWECS, has pursued a mission of alleviating the burden of poverty by helping people see better. She will be speaking at the 2020 Vision Conference of Rotary District 5040 in Vancouver April 24-26, 2020.
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Fighting poverty through better sight at 2020 Vision Conference of Rotary 5040 Peter Roaf 2019-10-12 07:00:00Z 0 conference,eye,eyeglasses,poverty
What a view! What a deal! Book low priced Vancouver hotel room for 2020 Vision Conference next April Peter Roaf 2019-09-24 07:00:00Z 0 conference,hotel
Posted by Brian Finley on Sep 14, 2019
If you have always wanted to participate in a Polio NID campaign, this may be your last chance. There are two opportunities coming up in early 2020.
The Rotary Club of Agra Taj Mahal is conducting a Polio Campaign on January 3-5 2020. If you are interested in joining this campaign and also visiting Agra, other cities and some Rotary projects please refer to the Event poster HERE, and/or contact
Howard Tours is organising a trip to India January 10 to 21, 2020. This trip includes the Polio NID on Jan 19-20, visits to Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and Rotary projects. More information HERE, or email Jolene Bortz
note: Howard Tours is owned by Brad Howard, past Rotary Director and has led dozens of Polio trips.
Polio NID Campaigns - India - January 2020 Brian Finley 2019-09-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 12, 2019
Rotary Club of Ladner President Elect Diana Cabott received 55 donated eyeglasses in the collection box for the District's 2020 Vision Conference next April 2020. Rotary District 5040 Past District Governor Sonia Baron made the contribution after collecting over the summer. This contribution will help build a collection being assembled for the Third World Eyecare Society, a Rotary supported project based in Burnaby, by the time of the District's 2020 Vision Conference, April 24 to 26, 2020 in Vancouver.
Third World eyeglasses collection building for 2020 Vision Conference Peter Roaf 2019-09-12 07:00:00Z 0
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The 24th Annual Pot of Gold Charity Golf Tournament, jointly organized by the Royal City Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of New Westminster, was another great success.  Under ideal golfing conditions at Mayfair Lakes Golf Club in Richmond, 120 golfers teed off in a Texas Scramble format to compete for team and individual prizes, followed by a delicious buffet and live and silent auctions. 
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Posted on Aug 28, 2019
It is that time of year where we are searching out enthusiastic and dedicated Rotarians to apply for the position of District Governor (DG) for the year 2022-23.  Have a look around your club for someone who might be interested and qualified to serve as District Governor.
Perhaps you are the one! The role of DG is demanding but the rewards are incredibly unique and fulfilling.
More information about the role may be found on this role description.
2022 - 23 District 5040 District Governor Nominations are open! 2019-08-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 30, 2019
We should all be involved in unfinished work. That’s Cathedral Thinking. Those who anticipate the long term ramifications of what they do today, and who put in place a vision for success, are often called "Cathedral Thinkers". Former CEO of Tourism Vancouver, which launched the successful bid to bring the 2010 Winter Olympic Games to Vancouver and Whistler, Rick Antonson, will be speaking to us on this visionary approach to how we lead our lives, at the 2020 Vision Conference of Rotary District 5040, April 24 to 26, 2020, at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel in Vancouver.
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Cathedral Thinking to inspire us at 2020 Vision Conference of Rotary 5040 Peter Roaf 2019-07-30 07:00:00Z 0 conference,speaker,vision
Posted on Jul 23, 2019
The Rotary Friendship Exchange to Russia has been postponed to June 14 to 28, 2020 to accommodate more members who could not make arrangements in time for this summer. A group of 10 to 12 people from our Rotary District 5040 will visit fellow members in Rotary District 2223. Partners, family friends welcome. Visas are required.
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Rotary Friendship Exchange now June 2020 Peter Roaf 2019-07-23 07:00:00Z 0 exchange,fellowship,friendship,travel
Posted on Jul 02, 2019
Meet and Greet our new 2019-20 Rotary International President Mark Maloney at a reception on Saturday, August 17, 2019, 4 to 6 pm, at Kwantlen Polytechnic University's  Spruce building, 12666 72 Avenue in Surrey, BC. Rotarians and their families are encouraged to come and meet Mark.  Tickets are CDN$25 and children under 12 are free. Register here
Mark is in town to speak the following day at the 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner of Canadian Eyesight Global (see separate website post for more information)..
RI President meet and greet August 17 in Surrey Peter Roaf 2019-07-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 22, 2019
At a gala "Bollywood Night" which attracted about 150 Rotarians, family and friends, former Vice President of Rotary International and Past District 5040 Governor Dean Rohrs installed Bala Naidoo as Rotary District 5040 Governor for 2019-20. Bala's family and many friends and colleagues were on hand to share in the festivities. It was a joyous occasion of ceremony, dining, entertainment and dancing. The evening program started with a memorial tribute to Past District Governor Don Evans who recently passed away. -- photographs by Past District Governor Ken Wilson
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Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 22, 2019
With its international "Citation for Meritorious Service", The Rotary Foundation has recognized Gloria Staudt, of the Rotary Club of New Westminster Royal City, for her contribution to the cause of peace and conflict resolution as chair of the Rotary District 5040 Peace Fellow Selection Committee over the past nine years.
One way Rotary District 5040 makes a valuable contribution to peace and conflict resolution in our world -- one of Rotary's six primary areas of focus -- is through recommending candidates every year for Peace Fellowship scholarships in 50 Master's degree programs and 50 Certificate programs at six universities around the world. The annual funding for this US$9 million program comes from the international Rotary Foundation.
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International peacebuilding recognition of local Rotarian Peter Roaf 2019-06-22 07:00:00Z 0 conflict,peace,peacebuilding,rotary foundation,scholar,scholarship
Join RI President Mark Maloney at Canadian Eyesight Global Gala Dinner 2019-06-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 19, 2019
Rotary Club of Vancouver Hearing Foundation has committed to raise $6 million, and St. Paul’s Foundation another $6 million, to support a hearing and balance centre at Vancouver's new St. Paul’s Hosptial, expected to open in 2026. This funding will have a transformative impact on care for British Columbians with hearing loss and balance disorders. By fostering innovation and collaboration, and accelerating the development of permanent solutions for hearing loss, the new centre will offer the very best in care and hearing advancements in Canada.
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Rotary Club of Vancouver Hearing Foundation major contributor to the new St. Paul's Hospital $12 million hearing loss centre Peter Roaf 2019-06-19 07:00:00Z 0 ear,health,hearing,hospital
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 12, 2019
From sponsoring water parks for children and their families, developing an outdoor fitness course, providing food for children of low income families, to running a bathtub race, cleaning up a street, opening First Nations learning centres, shipping medical equipment to communities in other countries or supplying clean water in Southeast Asia where there is need, the 50 Rotary clubs in Greater Vancouver up the coast to Prince Rupert generated more than 68,500 volunteer hours of service among their 1,500 members in the past year.
According to calculations in a special Value of Rotary Volunteering report by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Civil Society Studies, the monetary value of that time devoted to local, regional and international projects is $1,514,250 in 2017-18 (based on a conservative rate of US$18 per hour). The total time for the 50 clubs over the past five years has been 160,200 hours for an estimated value of $3,604,500.
An annual soapbox derby is just one of many community service projects sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen
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Value of volunteer time among clubs along BC west coastestimated to be $1.5 million, and worldwide over $1b Peter Roaf 2019-06-12 07:00:00Z 0 hours,service,value,volunteer
Posted by Brian Finley on May 26, 2019
On a beautiful sunny morning, over 120 Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and friends gathered at the River Market on the New Westminster quayside for this year's Walk to End Polio.. The event was held to raise awareness about Rotary's goal to eradicate polio and to raise funds to help finish the task.. We were joined by Rotarians from the Philippines who are visiting on a Rotary Friendship Exchange. Numbers are not finalised, but close to $10,000 will have been raised from donations, sponsorship, and sales of End Polio shirts.
Rotary Walk to End Polio 2019 Brian Finley 2019-05-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 21, 2019
Our very dear friend to many in our Rotary District 5040, Past District Governor Don Evans, has suddenly passed away. While travelling in South America, with Deb and Deb's brother Mike, Don suffered a massive coronary yesterday. I know that I can speak for all of us, that we, our District and the Rotary World have lost a monumental force.
Past District Governor Don Evans passes away Peter Roaf 2019-05-21 07:00:00Z 0
2019 Rotary Peace Fellowship Recipient, Bronwyn Manley, of Australia, recommended by a panel from our Rotary District 5040, was accepted by the University of North Carolina (UNC), her first choice, one of six universities around the world offering Rotary sponsored peacebuilding Master's degree or professional development certificate programs. The other universities are in the United Kingdom, Sweden, Japan, Australia and Thailand. 
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Our District's recommended Peace Scholar from Australia accepted -- your club can nominate 2019-03-29 07:00:00Z 0 peace,peacebuilding,scholarship
Installation of our District Governor Team 2019-20 a fun, cultural event Peter Roaf 2019-03-29 07:00:00Z 0 Governor,installation
Acts of Kindness
Hold a foodbank drive
Encourage someone
Pick up litter
Write a thank you note
Bake cookies for a homeless shelter
Help someone with their groceries
Please join Rotarians & Friends
When: April 19 – 21, 2019
Where: Local Communities
How:  Carry out any act of kindness - use your imagination
Record: Let us know about your act of kindness using our facebook page
Acts of Kindness April 19 -21 Murray Wood 2019-03-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 14, 2019
Membership growth is important and retention is dependent on the quality of Rotary clubs. Clubs with good leadership are more likely to involve their members in exciting service activities and programs helping maintain them and attract new ones.
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) courses are fun, topical and interactive for busy business, professional and community leaders who want to be more effective leaders in their vocation and their Rotary club. It’s also a chance to learn more about Rotary so all members are encouraged to participate. Register for Parts 1 and 2 of the three-part RLI series of fast-paced, interactive, one-day courses on Saturday, April 13th, at the Accent Inn in Burnaby. -- photos by Chris Offer
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Leadership, learning, fellowship and fun at Rotary Leadership Institute, April 13 Peter Roaf 2019-03-14 07:00:00Z 0 development,institute,leadership,learning
Rotarians the deadline is getting close.  During this weekend's, yes March 9th, Foundation Dinner Cultures of Rotary Foundation Dinner your contribution of $500U.S. to the Rotary Foundation will be matched with 500 points from the District. Note that contributions to the Annual Funds - Share are the only contributions eligible for the District match.  Perhaps it's your chance  to earn that Paul Harris fellow.  If you are not attending the dinner you may send your contribution to Del Paterson.  Contributions must be received by March 11.
Contribute $500US and receive Paul Harris Fellow matching points from the District! 2019-03-07 08:00:00Z 0
The 2018/2019 Rotary Theme is "Be the Inspiration" and that theme is depicted in this year's Rotary theme logo.  At first glance the logo looks very simple but there is a lot of meaning packed into a small area. Under the "Did you know" category here is much more detailed explanation of what the logo really means.. Interesting stuff!
Understanding the "Be The Inspiration" theme logo 2019-02-27 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 30, 2019
District 3810 of the Philippines by a team of 12 District 5040 members on a Rotary Friendship Exchange is starting in Manila. The team will  assist the Caring Hearts Dentistry Society, a group of dentists, hygienists, and volunteers from Richmond by distributing food and dental/hygiene kits on three occasions.  Several dental offices in Squamish, including Rotarians, Drs. Laurie and Lino Vanzella, donated toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental supplies.
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Philippines friendship exchange begins Peter Roaf 2019-01-30 08:00:00Z 0 Philippines,exchange,friendship
Posted on Jan 30, 2019

To benefit youth projects in New Westminster, such as Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Adventure Programs, Youth Exchange and school hot lunch programs Rotary Clubs of Royal City and New Westminster are hosting the 24th Annual Pot of Gold Charity Golf Tournament on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Mayfair Lakes Golf Club in Richmond. Also benefitting from the proceeds of the tournament are the Salvation Army (New Westminster) and Lower Mainland Purpose Society, an alternative education facility for students experiencing challenges in the regular school system. 

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Youth and Salvation Army to benefit from July 16 golf tournament Peter Roaf 2019-01-30 08:00:00Z 0 golf,tournament
Bradley/McGillivray Blues Band to headline District Conference 2019 entertainment!  Kevin Evans 2019-01-23 08:00:00Z 0
Razia Jan – “Empowering women and girls in Afghanistan”
District 5040 Conference 2019; Saturday, May 4th at 10:40 a.m.

 Born in Afghanistan, Razia Jan is the founder of Razia's Ray of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and children in Afghanistan through community-based education.
She was nominated as a Top 10 CNN Hero of 2012 for her work on the Zabuli Education Center, a school that she founded in rural Afghanistan that provides a free education to about 350 girls.
District Conference 2019: Empowering women and girls in Afghanistan 2019-01-17 08:00:00Z 0
Conference program, speaker bios posted! Kevin Evans 2019-01-16 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 12, 2019
Rotary clubs in General Santos, the southernmost city in the Philippines on the island of Mindanao, will be receiving medical and dental equipment, plus books and student desks for needy communities in the region, thanks to Rotary World Help, based in Metro Vancouver. -- photos by Peter Roaf and Drew Antrobus
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Needy communities in the Philippines receiving medical equipment Peter Roaf 2019-01-12 08:00:00Z 0 container,dental,equipment,medical,school
Posted by Chris Offer on Jan 07, 2019
Join the many Rotarians in District 5040 who have made commitments to improving and enriching lives around the globe by creating your personal legacy with The Rotary Foundation.
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Your Rotary Legacy – Doing Good in the World Chris Offer 2019-01-07 08:00:00Z 0 rotary,rotary legacy,the rotary foundation
Year-end Conference Savings Kevin Evans 2018-12-29 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Offer on Dec 27, 2018
Planning is well underway for the Rotary Positive Peace Workshops in Colombia in 2019. District 5040 is a co-sponsor of the workshops with Districts 5420 Utah and District 4281 Colombia.
Planning on track for Positive Peace Workshops Chris Offer 2018-12-27 08:00:00Z 0
Christmas Greetings Murray Wood 2018-12-22 08:00:00Z 0
In partnership with Kenya Connect, District 5040 is sending 8 BC teachers to Kenya in March 2019! 
Thanks to the generous support from or District Rotary Clubs we have half of the USD$19,000 needed to support the project, We thank them sincerely.  But we now need a final push to reach the target required by The Rotary Foundation (TRF).
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With 2018 coming to its end, the Rotaractors of District 5040 had and have a whole bunch of exciting events coming up that we would like to share with and invite you to. Let’s start with an event a bit further in the future, even though we know how time flies (especially when you’re on a schedule as busy as a Rotarian). Please mark your calendars: The Rotaract District 5040 Installation Dinner will take place on May 11. We would be delighted to have you join us for this special night! Further details will be announced shortly.
Rotaract November Update 2018-12-06 08:00:00Z 0
District 5040 a global leader in Rotary Friendship Exchange Peter Roaf 2018-12-01 08:00:00Z 0 fellowship,friendship,travel
Posted on Nov 21, 2018
A Past President of the Rotary Club of Prince George, former Assistant Governor, former District 5040 Trainer and Rotarian of the Year (1997 and 2011), Lorne Calder, CMA, has been appointed Rotary District 5040 Governor for 2021-2022. Calder has been the Chief Finance & Risk Officer for Integris Credit Union in Prince George since 2014. Prior to that he served Integris predecessor, Prince George Savings, as Chief Financial Officer for 22 years.
A 25-year Rotary member with Prince George Rotary, he has served on many boards and committees for numerous other Prince George organizations, including Initiatives Prince George, the Prince George Film Commission, and the Prince George Hospice Society. In 1999-2000 he served as President of the Prince George Chamber of Commerce (1999/2000) and then on the board of the BC Chamber of Commerce. The District nominating committee has selected Lorne and his name will be reported to Rotary International on December 2, following the 14-day challenge period. November 18 - December 1, 2018. 
District Governor 2021-2022 Lorne Calder Peter Roaf 2018-11-21 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 20, 2018
The newly renovated medical centre in the fishing village of Panglao, on the island of Panglao, Bohol, the Philippines, will receive used medical equipment such as hospital beds, side tables, medicine carts, wheelchairs, emergency beds and cribs for children in a shipping container organized and loaded on November 17, 2018 by Rotary members in Districts 5040 and 5050 in the Greater Vancouver area.
Also in the container, sponsored by Rotary World Help, which is supported by many Rotary clubs in this region, and, in this case, by the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise, are dental chairs, dental equipment and supplies, plus computers and books. The Rotary Club of Panglao is administering distribution of the equipment and supplies when the container arrives at its destination in the coming weeks.  -- photos by Drew Antrobus
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Fishing village's medical centre receives equipment from Rotary World Help Peter Roaf 2018-11-20 08:00:00Z 0 Philippine,Rotary World Help,container,dental,medical
Posted by Chris Offer on Nov 17, 2018
Congratulations to District 5040 Governor-Elect Bala and Vasi Naidoo for their induction into The Rotary Foundation's Arch Klumph Society at Rotary Headquarters in Evanston, IL.  RI President Barry Rassin and Trustee Chair & Past RI President Ron Burton presented the prestigious recognition.
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DGE Bala Naidoo inducted into Arch Klumph Society Chris Offer 2018-11-17 08:00:00Z 0 aks,rotary,rotary foundation
Posted by Brian Finley on Oct 28, 2018
The Interact Club of King George Secondary had a World Polio Day celebration on October 25th . Pictured are the Interactors and the Teacher Sponsors with the Mayor's City of Vancouver Proclamation for World Polio Day.. These students had a bake sale and raised funds for PolioPlus.
Interactors join World Polio Day Celebrations Brian Finley 2018-10-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 25, 2018
To mark October 24th World Polio Day, Rotary Club of Ladner has helped spare 9,800 children half way around the world from the crippling disease of polio by generating $7,761 raised from the sale of 100 pumpkins yesterday and an auction among members last week then matched 2:1.
Pumpkins for Polio saves children for a lifetime Peter Roaf 2018-10-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Finley on Oct 24, 2018
Communities across District 5040 proclaimed World Polio Day on October 24th to create awareness of Rotary and our campaign for a polio-free world.
The list includes:
  • The City of Richmond
  • The City of Vancouver
  • The City of North Vancouver
  • The District of North Vancouver
  • The District of Squamish
  • The Resort Municipality of Whistler
  • The City of Prince George
  • The City of New Westminster
  • The City of Powell River
  • The City of Prince Rupert
  • The District of Kitimat
  • The Municipality of West Vancouver (recognition*)
  • The City of Delta (recognition*)
* These councils do not issue proclamations but Rotary and World Polio Day were recognised during Council Meetings.
Read the Proclamations below:-
World Polio Day was recognised across District 5040. Brian Finley 2018-10-24 07:00:00Z 0
PolioPlus funds generated from BC Lions vs Edmonton Eskimos Rotary Night Peter Roaf 2018-10-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Penny Offer on Oct 18, 2018
Developing the skills and knowledge of Rotarians improves the effectiveness of clubs and our District 5040 in supporting Rotary’s goals and commitment to build communities and improve lives across the world.
To enhance leadership and improve performance which rewards us all at the end of the day, our Rotary District 5040 is taking learning and development to a new level in District 5040 with a District training committee, called “District Learning and Development Committee” to oversee training in the district and plan and conduct education and training events for all Rotarians.
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Learning and Development for Rotary District 5040 Penny Offer 2018-10-18 07:00:00Z 0 leadership,learn,,training

You're invited to the Rotary Club of Lillooet Charter Event!

The event will feature a fine dinner, social and silent auction

Help welcome one of District 5040s newest clubs.
Time: 5:00PM Oct 20
Where:Royal Canadian Legion Branch
737 Main St. Lillooet BC map
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Posted by Chris Offer on Sep 30, 2018
Rotary District 5040 is one of two international partners for a Rotary Foundation Global Grant project to support peace in Columbia. This is a legacy from the Presidential Peacebuilding conference held in Vancouver in February 2018.
The project will allow Rotarians to use their strength as conveners and community leaders to bring diverse groups of young people together. The goal is to forge relationships and provide a platform for dialog for with various peacebuilding groups. Signing the Colombian peace agreement put an end to one of the world’s longest armed conflicts, and marked the beginning of a process to build lasting, sustainable peace. Rotary can help shape this process by leveraging its networks and engaging key stakeholders to identify ways build peace at the local level.
Columbia Rotary Positive Peace Project Chris Offer 2018-09-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 27, 2018
Rotarians have been investigating the late January early February 2019 Rotary Friendship Exchange (RFE) to the Philippines and are preparing to sign up. There is the option of a two week visit, or three week visit.  2019 will be a special centennial year for Rotary in the Philippines so RFE travellers could experience some special celebrations.
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Rotarians welcomed on exchange visit as Rotary celebrates 100 years in the Philippines Peter Roaf 2018-09-27 07:00:00Z 0 exchange,fellowship,friendship,international
With summer coming to an end, the Rotaractors of District 5040 were very busy and had a lot of fun during the annual PACE roundtrip. For those who don’t know PACE stands for the Pacific Canadian Experience.
The Rotaract Club of Burnaby hosts the event, along with the Rotaract Clubs of Victoria, Richmond and the Vancouver Young Professionals, at the end of August every year. We select six international Rotaractors to come and experience the beauty that is the Lower Mainland of British Columbia!
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Posted on Sep 25, 2018
With 1,442 members on July 1, 2017 Rotary District 5040 grew by a net 29 new members to 1,471 by July 1, 2018. On behalf of the District, 2017-18 Governor Don Evans received recognition at the Rotary Zone conference in Montreal over the past weekend for the highest net gain in membership in Zone 24 West (Western Canada). Congratulations to all our 51 clubs, District board, Assistant Governors and membership committee.
District recognized for 29 net new members in 2017-18 Peter Roaf 2018-09-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Finley on Sep 24, 2018
At the Zone 24-32 Conference in Montreal, September 21st, PDG Don Evans, on behalf of D5040, received recognition for our contribution to PolioPlus during 2017-18. Highest total giving and highest per member giving in Zone 24W.
 Certificates below....
District 5040 Recognized for PolioPlus Giving. Brian Finley 2018-09-24 07:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Brian Finley on Sep 16, 2018
You can help increase awareness about Rotary's commitment to END POLIO by requesting your local Town or City Council to proclaim October 24th 2018 to be World Polio Day in your community. A sample Proclamation template can be found HERE..
Want to host a World Polio Day Event? Click here for event ideas.
Proclaim World Polio Day in your Community. Brian Finley 2018-09-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 12, 2018
Rotary Football Night!
BC vs Edmonton
Friday October 19th
BC Place Stadium
Game Time 7PM
Tickets $40 with $10 going to Polio Plus
Order now!
Rotary Football Night Murray Wood 2018-09-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 09, 2018
A very successful RLI (Rotary Leadership Institute) Part 1 course was held in Burnaby on Saturday, September 8, 2018. Twenty-two Rotarians completed the course. The day focused on dialogue, exchanging ideas and discussion on topics that included leadership, Rotary beyond the club, The Rotary Foundation, ethics and vocational service, engaging club members and service projects.
More Innovative Rotary Clubs 2018-09-09 07:00:00Z 0
Priority #1 Plus Membership Workshop, Prince George, Sep 15 Peter Roaf 2018-09-02 07:00:00Z 0 education,membership,training
Posted on Sep 02, 2018
Join a team of 10 on Rotary District 5040’s Friendship Exchange heading to the Philippines January 28 to February 17, 2019. Learn more about the Rotary Friendship Exchange and send in your application. For more information:
Elena Agala
Rotary Friendship Exchange Chair D5040 2018-2019
Rotary Club of Richmond Sunrise
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Sign up for Jan/Feb 2019 District Rotary Friendship Exchange to the Philippines Peter Roaf 2018-09-02 07:00:00Z 0 Philippines,exchange,fellowship,friendship
Posted on Sep 01, 2018
The Rotaractors of District 5040 experienced exciting days during this year’s edition of PACE. For those of you who have not heard of it yet: PACE stands for Pacific Canada Experience. Six Rotaractors from all over the world are given the opportunity to experience the Canadian Pacific Coast during summer, hosted and guided by local Rotarians and Rotaractors. Highlights of the trip include the visit of Victoria and Whistler, as well as several of the most popular hikes in our District.
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Posted by Brian Street
As president of the Rotary Club of Vancouver, I invite fellow Rotarians to our club's new signature event coming up on Halloween Saturday October 27, 2018 -- The Red Carpet Ball "A Night at Studio 54". Proceeds will support Rotary's excellent youth programs and the Ray-Cam Cooperative Community Centre's mentorship program for at risk youth on the Downtown Eastside. We are bringing in DJ Robbie Leslie, one of the original Studio 54 DJs, to be our music maestro. He plays events worldwide and also hosts the weekly Studio 54 program on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Put on your boogie shoes and come on down to the 54! tickets at
The Red Carpet Ball "A Night at Studio 54" Brian Street 2018-08-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Finley on Aug 14, 2018
On Sunday, August 12th during the Squamish Street Market, 2000 rubber ducks came out of the chute of a Cardinal Concrete truck into a pool. Five lucky ducks were then plucked from the pool by blindfolded "duck-grabbers".  The 1st prize was $10,000 cash.
This was the finale of a fundraiser by the Rotary Club of Squamish in support of the new Sea to Sky Community Hospice.. The event raised $30,000 for the new facility which is planned to open in spring 2019. The four-room Hospice will be located between Hilltop House and Squamish General Hospital and will welcome Sea to Sky Corridor residents from all backgrounds, faiths, and income levels.
For more information and photos please click HERE..
Rotary Club of Squamish raises $30,000 for Community Hospice Brian Finley 2018-08-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peter Roaf on Aug 09, 2018
Children in India show their pinky fingers painted purple for a few days to indicate that they have received oral polio vaccination. Billions of children's lives around the world  have been saved or spared the crippling, lifetime burden of polio since Rotary took the lead over 30 years ago in ridding the world of polio. We are almost there, but it will still take a massive effort of professional expertise and volunteer time and an estimated US$1.5 billion more to reach that goal. Rotary District 5040 Past District Governors, Chris Offer and Penny Offer, who are members of the Ladner club, explain the scope of the global campaign and their involvement in it.
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Polio end near, but still a massive global effort Peter Roaf 2018-08-09 07:00:00Z 0 polio
Posted on Jul 31, 2018
With the start of a new Rotary/Rotaract year, the new executives of Rotaract District 5040 stepped into their new positions. The District BBQ, held on July 14th, gave Rotarians and Rotaractors a great opportunity to mingle and connect.
At the upcoming first Rotaract District Committee Meeting a strategic planning session will be held to select this year’s District Project, as well as dates for socials and opportunities for collaborations between the individual Clubs.
Currently most Rotaractors in District 5040 are focusing on the preparations for this year’s PACE trip, which is only a couple of weeks away. Starting on August 24th, 6 Rotaractors from around the world will have the chance to experience the Canadian Pacific Coast, hosted by our District and Rotaractors in District 5020 for the Victoria portion of the trip. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all Rotarians for their support of PACE through hosting our guests, as well as financial funding. We are looking forward to see you at the PACE Welcome and/or Goodbye BBQ! Further information regarding the events and how to RSVP will be sent out to you soon.
Rotaract Update July 2018 2018-07-31 07:00:00Z 0
Call for District Governor applications & Other Leadership Roles Darcy Long 2018-07-30 07:00:00Z 0
During Spring Break 2019, in partnership with Kenya Connect, the Rotary Vocational Training Team (VTT) will visit schools in Kenya’s Kyaithani and Lower Yatta regions to become familiar with the educational environment and student needs in rural Kenya. It will work with local teachers and school principals to explore new ways of presenting material using computer and Internet technology.
The Selection Committee led by PDG Don Evans has completed their interviews of all applicants for the position of Leader for the VTT. PDG John Anderson has been chosen to lead the team to Kenya in March 2019 and work with the Kenyan team when they come to BC in April 2019.
    Vocational Training Team (VTT) Leader chosen 2018-07-16 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Brian Finley on Jul 14, 2018
    Since 1979 Rotary has been at the forefront of the campaign to eliminate polio from the world forever.   In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program, the first initiative to tackle global polio eradication through the mass vaccination of children. Rotary has contributed more than $1.7 billion and countless volunteer hours to immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries. In addition, Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by donor governments to contribute more than $7.5 billion to the effort.. Since 1988, Rotary and our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative have seen the number of cases drop from 350,000 per year in 122 countries, to just 22 cases in 2 countries in 2017.
    Polio Eradication - Rotary's #1 Humanitarian Priority Brian Finley 2018-07-14 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Johanna Johnson on Jul 10, 2018
    While June tends to be a slower month at the club level it was a busy one at the district and international levels. We had Rotaractors present at the Peacing it Together Conference in Squamish, the Rotaract District Dinner in Vancouver, the RI Convention in Toronto, and RYLA North America in Washington DC.
    Prince George Rotaractor, Simran Jawanda had this to say about the Peacing it Together Conference: "Attending District Conference provided me with the opportunity to connect with fellow Rotaractors and Rotarians in the District, to learn more about Rotary, and to be inspired. It was a key event in my growth as a Rotaractor!"
    If you want to hear about our District 5040 Rotaractors experiences at the RI Convention and RYLA North America you will have to wait for next month's newsletter. Don't want to wait? Invite one of them to speak at your Rotary club meeting!
    Rotaract Update June 2018 Johanna Johnson 2018-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Don Evans on Jul 01, 2018
    A Special Thank You  -  The 2017-2018 Rotary Year has been an exceptional experience for both of us.   While final year end results are still being tallied, we know that the year has been a strong one for both Rotary and the clubs in our District.  The appreciation for all of this goes out to all of you - it is each and every Rotarian in our (now) 51 Rotary Clubs that make things happen, that make a difference in our communities throughout the year.   It is also each and every one of you that have made this Rotary year so special for both of us.
    Thank you for your commitment and hard work, and thank you for making us so welcome through the year.   We will stay connected as we now move on to our Past Governor roles, but we both look forward to seeing you again in your home communities in the future.   THANK YOU for Making a Difference.
    Don & Deb
    June 30, 2018 - A Special Thank You Don Evans 2018-07-01 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Peter Roaf on Jun 21, 2018
    Tristan Miura, 16, has travelled to the cloud forest of Honduras to study wildlife for two weeks. He has worked with children in the Dominican Republic for a week. Even after those global adventures, he says, “I didn't expect to have learned more about myself and those around me from a single speaker than I have in 13 years of schooling,” about his experience at four days of Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp on Easter Weekend 2018 at Camp Elphinstone near Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast.
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    Life changing experience at Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp Peter Roaf 2018-06-21 07:00:00Z 0 RYLA,camp,learning,youth
    Posted on Jun 07, 2018
    Over 12 years ago hundreds of trees were removed from Rainbow Park in Prince George because of the Mountain Pine beetle epidemic, but members of the three Rotary clubs in Prince George have joined forces to replant the Park.
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    Prince George joins global Rotary tree planting campaign Peter Roaf 2018-06-07 07:00:00Z 0 park,plant,trees
    2019 District Conference - Register Now Murray Wood 2018-06-06 07:00:00Z 0
    What an event!  Relive this year's conference with the conference video below.
    Thanks to PDG Chris Offer for all of your great photos and for all of your hard work to put the video together
    2018 District Conference Video 2018-06-05 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Peter Clarke
    There is still time to register and we would love to see you there!
    Registration Location: The registration check in desk will be inside main entry of CN Roundhouse & Conference Centre, West Coast Railway Heritage Park 
    Registration Hours:   Thursday:  5:30 PM to 7 PM | Friday: 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM &  2:45 PM – 3:30 PM 
    Pre-Conference Socials:
    Thursday 5 PM – 7 PM: No host bar-Club Car open at West Coast Railway Heritage Park, Squamish 
    Thursday 6 PM: Join the golfers on the patio Thursday afternoon at the Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club, 2458 Mamquam Road, Squamish, a la carte drinks/food.
    Conference Registration & Pre-Conference Socials Peter Clarke 2018-05-31 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on May 28, 2018
    Several hundred Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and friends assembled at the River Market on New Westminster Quay for the 5th annual Rotary Walk to End Polio. This event is sponsored and organised by the clubs of Burnaby, New Westminster, Vancouver Cambie & Vancouver Mountainview.
    This year's event has so far raised over C$9,000 for PolioPlus which will be tripled after matching by the Gates Foundation.
    Congratulations to Gabor Gasztonyi and the committee for making this year's event so successful.
    Rotary Walk to End Polio raises over $9,000 Brian Finley 2018-05-28 07:00:00Z 0
    It's BACK! Join the Rotary Club of New Westminster Royal City on May 27th, for the second annual Rotary Century Ride presented by Caps Bicycles! 100% of the $26.50 entry will be going to support both the eradication of polio as well as build a library for New Westminster's own Purpose Secondary School in an effort to help raise literacy.
    Now you may be wondering why such an arbitrary entry fee?? That is the original donation that started Rotary International over 100 YEARS AGO!
    2018 Rotary Century Ride 2018-05-27 07:00:00Z 0
    Those attending the District 5040 Conference will have a special opportunity to pick up some great strawberries. The Rotary Club of Squamish, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Abbotsford - Sumas, is holding a Strawberry Sale.
    Turns out that Rotary has some great Fraser Valley connections to some of the best locally grown strawberries. There is nothing added - no sugar, no water, no preservatives. Just yummy sliced strawberries  They are washed, hulled and sliced then put into the pails. Ready to be enjoyed right away or frozen for use during the year.  Proceeds will go towards a  global grant to provide fistula clinics in Kenya.
    Attend Conference ... Pick up strawberries 2018-05-19 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on May 08, 2018
    The Government of Canada has just signed a generous pledge of CDN $100 million to help eradicate polio in Afghanistan as well as in the two other endemic countries, Nigeria and Pakistan, and to continue to protect many polio-free countries. Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, had announced the pledge at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta last June.

    In addition to previous donations of CDN $ 650 million, this most recent funding consists of CDN $ 30 million to WHO and UNICEF to support programme activities in Afghanistan, and Can$ 70 million of flexible funding that can be used to support vaccination campaigns, rapid outbreak response, poliovirus surveillance and other critical eradication strategies and activities to reach every last child worldwide with a safe vaccine.
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    Canada provides $100 million to protect girls and boys from polio Peter Roaf 2018-05-08 07:00:00Z 0 Canada,funding,polio
    Posted on May 07, 2018
    Rotarians and friends of Rotary, as the march towards complete erradication of polio continues around the world, please play a part and join the 5th annual Rotary Walk to End Polio in New Westminster on Sunday, May 27th at 9 am.
    Walk to end polio - join us Peter Roaf 2018-05-07 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Carina Dietze on Apr 28, 2018
    It is a busy time for the Rotaractors of District 5040. With the upcoming celebration of Rotaract’s 50th Anniversary, and many events and projects, there are a lot of opportunities to get involved!
    We are looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on May 12th, when we will celebrate 50 years of Rotaract at Firefighters Public House in Burnaby. A fun schedule with interesting speakers, a silent auction, music, food, and the chance to get to know each other has been set up. Get your ticket now! 
    Tickets are $65 and can be purchased online until midnight on May 6th at  
    Rotaract Update - April Carina Dietze 2018-04-28 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Johanna Johnson, DRR
    Time is running out to get your ticket for the hottest event in town. The Rotaract 50th Anniversary Celebration is quickly approaching and you don't want to miss it!
    When: Saturday, May 12th, 6pm-10pm
    Where: Burnaby Firefighters Hall (6515 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby, BC, V5H 3E8)
    Why: Celebrating 50 years of Rotaractors doing good in the world in partnership with Rotary!
    Cost: $65
    Tickets are only on sale until May 6th at 11:59pm. Get yours now!   
    Busy or out of town that day?
    You can still help by contributing a silent auction item. All proceeds from the event will going to the End Polio campaign! Please contact if you have an item to donate.
    See you at the celebration!
    Johanna Johnson, DRR
    District 5040, British Columbia - Canada
    Have you gotten your ticket for the Rotaract 50th? Johanna Johnson, DRR 2018-04-26 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Peter Clarke on Apr 24, 2018
    Ever wonder what makes an Interactor inspired, a Rotaractor rejoice, a Youth Exchanger engage, or a Rotarian rejuvenate? Then you won’t want to miss this fast-paced, interactive session. Interested Rotarians will take a 9 minute journey to Quest University for a one-hour group exchange comprised of multi-generations from our Rotary family. Carefully selected questions will be asked, designed to help us learn more about each other and what makes us tick in our Rotary world.
    Conference Promotion: Multigenerational Break out session Peter Clarke 2018-04-24 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Peter Clarke on Apr 24, 2018
    1. On Thursday May 31st start your Rotary experience with other Rotarians and attend RLI, or have some Rotary fun and play golf at the Squamish Golf Club, or maybe a guided tour of Britannia Mines or ride the Squamish Gondola to the top of the Chief!
    2. Expand your network of dedicated Rotarians and friends; grow your business make connections.
    3. Be inspired by the many outstanding speakers lined up for our plenary sessions who have been specifically chosen to appeal to young, old or in between!
    4. Show off your Rotary clubs projects at our poster event and project booths.
    5. Celebrate the "Rotarian of the year"! Could it be you?
    6. Celebrate the "Rotary Club of the Year"! Could it be your club this year?
    "We hope to see all Rotarians at our District Conference May 31st to June 3rd in Squamish at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park"
    6 "Sweet" reasons to attend the 2018 District Conference Peter Clarke 2018-04-24 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Peter Clarke on Apr 20, 2018
    We are very pleased to present Nancy Hughes, a 2009 Rotary Service Above Self Award winner (one of only 100 presented worldwide) for StoveTeam International. Nancy's Plenary will be at 2PM on Friday June 1st.

    Prior to her work establishing StoveTeam International, she was a stay at home mom.
    In 2003 she met Irma, a young woman whose hands had been burned shut after falling into an open cooking fire. Wanting to help, she transformed a small Rotary club project into an effective international charity that has helped develop local factories to produce life-saving, fuel-efficient cookstoves in the developing world.
    Conference Plenary Speaker: Nancy Hughes Peter Clarke 2018-04-20 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Peter Roaf on Apr 19, 2018
    In remote villages of Laos, considered the most bombed country in history, where a third of the population was killed during the the Laotian Civil War or Secret War (1953–75), lack of access to clean water is both a health problem and a barrier to education for many children. Faced with its 2016 population of 1,133 expected to triple in five years, the village of Ban Xiengda, in the Luang Prabang Province of northern Laos, had one cement block toilet with no running water. A new system to deliver water to the village was needed.
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    More children in Laos can attend school thanks to running water Peter Roaf 2018-04-19 07:00:00Z 0 children,dam,education,health,water
    As club secretary, you help your club run well. Watch its trends to identify what works well and what doesn’t, and share this information with club and district leaders.

    This online session will discuss the main roles and responsibilities of the Club Secretary, key Rotary websites, membership, club administration, finances, club records and changes to Rotary policies and procedures from the 2016 Council on Legislation.
    Webinar - Role of Club Secretary - May 24 2018-04-19 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Dave Hamilton

    Next sessions – PARTS 1 & 3
    THURSDAY, MAY 31 ~ 10 AM
    Westcoast Railway Heritage Park

    Site of the 2018 District Conference

    The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a three part series of fast-paced, interactive, one-day courses offered to refine a Rotarian's leadership skills and increase their base of knowledge in Rotary. Courses are fun, topical, interactive and geared toward busy business, professional and community leaders who want to be more effective leaders in their vocation and Rotary club and more knowledgeable Rotarians.
    Why RLI Dave Hamilton 2018-04-14 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Apr 13, 2018
    The lives of an estimated 11,460,000 women, men and children around the world have been improved in some way over the past 20 years since Rotary World Help started shipping containers of badly needed medical, dental and educational equipment and supplies from the Greater Vancouver area to now over 60 countries.
    Rotary World Help, of clubs in Rotary Districts 5040 and 5050, has shipped to date 382 53-foot containers for an estimated replacement value of almost $134 million.
    20 years helping communities around the world Peter Roaf 2018-04-13 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Peter Clarke on Apr 03, 2018
    1. Get the inside scoop of the workings of Rotary International from our own Dean Rohrs, Rotary International Vice President.
    2. Picnic on a real passenger train Saturday with a boxed lunch.
    3. Honour the passing of our Rotary friends at our annual memorial service Sunday morning June 3rd. This is a special event to attend.
    4. Shhhh.....there will be a secret special family and friend event on Friday evening. Stay tuned for the special announcement May 5th.
    5. Always a highlight is the presentation put on by the "Youth Exchange" students. How much fun can these young men and women have?
    5 more "Sweet" reasons to attend the 2018 District Conference Peter Clarke 2018-04-03 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Richard Molstad on Mar 30, 2018
    The Royal City Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of New Westminster invite you to participate in the 23rd Annual Pot of Gold Charity Golf Tournament on July 17th at Mayfair Lakes Golf Club. Over the past 22 years, this event has raised almost $500,000 for local charities. Over $33,000 was raised from last year’s tournament alone. There are four hole in one prizes valued at $25,000 or more! Go to to learn more and register.
    Registration is only $195 per golfer: includes golf, cart, lunch, buffet dinner, prizes, contests, & photos with BC Lions Felions.
    23rd Annual Pot of Gold Charity Golf Tournament Richard Molstad 2018-03-30 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 30, 2018
    Since the Government of Colombia and the Marxist led Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, reached a peace agreement in 2016, after a war of 52 years that left 200,000 dead and 5 million displaced. The challenge since then has been the building of a lasting, sustainable peace. Rotary District 5040 is taking action to help build that peace by investing $20,000 to become a partner in a $100,000 Positive Peace Workshop for Colombian Youth. Rotary District 5040 clubs will join clubs throughout Colombia to sponsor the Positive Peace Workshop built on pilot workshops previously held in Uganda (2016) and Mexico (2017).
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    After 52 years of war in Colombia, District 5040 supports youth peace workshop Peter Roaf 2018-03-30 07:00:00Z 0 Colombia,peace, conference,peacebuilding, conflict,war,youth
    Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 20, 2018
    The fire department in 100 Mile House plans to purchase some needed equipment, such as portable water pumps, through a share of funds which Rotary District 5040 has donated to the Rotary Club there. The District’s Wildfire Relief Fund, launched during the devastating wildfire season last year through the Rotary Club of Squamish Foundation, eventually raised $68,000. The Fund was divided among four clubs in communities hardest hit by the fires. Clubs in our District and individuals donated to the relief fund, but some support came from Ft. McMurray, Alberta and Ontario.
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    Interior communities benefit from Rotary's Wildfire Relief Fund Peter Roaf 2018-03-20 07:00:00Z 0 forest fire,relief fund,wildfire
    Posted on Mar 20, 2018
    "Facebook, social media basics and the buttons you haven't clicked...yet" was the topic of the third of three in a series of Rotary District 5040 Public Image and Public Relations webinars, presented by President Elect of the Rotoract Club of Vancouver Thomas Miller on March 20, 2018. It was the third for the District Training Committee's new GoToWebinar system. Thomas provided some advice for those who are new to Facebook and social media for their clubs, with some content provided by Rotary Club of Burnaby President Elect Sammy Li.
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    Starting out with your club's Facebook and Social Media? Peter Roaf 2018-03-20 07:00:00Z 0 Facebook,Social Media,communications
    Posted on Mar 06, 2018
    "You've been named Club Web Master? Now what? " was the topic of the second in a series of Rotary District 5040 Public Image and Public Relations webinars, presented by District Webmaster Murray Wood on March 6, 2018. It was the second for the District Training Committee's new GoToWebinar system. Murray provided some advice for those who are new to websites for communications.
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    Starting out with your club's website? Peter Roaf 2018-03-06 08:00:00Z 0 club communications,website
    Posted by Peter Clarke on Mar 02, 2018
    We are excited to have Mitty Chang bring his youthful enthusiasm to your District Conference.
    • Mitty has spoken at three international conferences and several district conferences on topics such as Rotary's future survival, Managing Change and attracting young people to Rotary - every one in the Rotary family needs to hear him!
    • He is a must see if you are connecting with up and coming Rotarians.
    • He is Chair-Elect of Rotary International's Rotaract-Interact Committee.
    Speaker Announcement: "Rotary of the Future" plenary with Mitty Chang Peter Clarke 2018-03-02 08:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Feb 28, 2018
    Rotary District 5040 presented its first webinar using the new GoToWebinar system on February 27, 2018. Club and District leaders participated in the session by the Public Image and Public Relations Committee, “Clubs, plan to communicate for results”, and sponsored by the District’s new Training Committee.
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    District webinars launch with communications planning Peter Roaf 2018-02-28 08:00:00Z 0 PI,PR,Public Image, Public Relations,communications,planning,strategy
    Posted by Peter Clarke on Feb 28, 2018
    Rotary Family BBQ everyone invited.
    2018 District Conference
    West Coast Railway Heritage Park, Squamish BC (or Quest...)
    When: Friday, June 1st, 6PM
    Fee: $40/person   $20 children 12 and under free
    Please register and pay online for guests. Note BBQ is included for all conference registrants
    Please ask your friends, family (including children and grandchildren, cousins, uncles and aunts) to this family Barbeque event. Everyone is welcome. This promises to be a highlight of the conference.
    Breaking News This just in! Peter Clarke 2018-02-28 08:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Feb 28, 2018
    Do you, members of your club or people in your community know someone who has a passion for more peace in our world and is committed through their vocation to make a difference as a peace builder and change agent? Find and nominate a Rotary Peace Fellow candidate from your community.
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    Help find 2019 Rotary Peace Fellows, webinar Mar 6, 8 am Peter Roaf 2018-02-28 08:00:00Z 0 fellowship,peace, scholar
    Posted by Murray Wood on Feb 26, 2018
    Feb 22-25  was the 2018 edition of the Pacific NW President Elect Training Seminar (PETS).  This is the event where we work with our Presidents Elect to make their Rotary Year 2018/19 the best.
    PETS is Powerful! Murray Wood 2018-02-26 08:00:00Z 0
    Need another reason to register and participate in the 2018 Rotary District Conference in Squamish BC? Peter Clarke 2018-02-19 08:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Peter Roaf on Feb 17, 2018
    Doctors will now be able to detect early breast cancer more accurately among low income women in Manila, The Philippines, instead of through hand detection, thanks to five used ultrasound machines now making their way in a shipping container to the Rotary Club of Manila San Miguel.
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    Philippines to benefit from container of medical, dental equipment Peter Roaf 2018-02-17 08:00:00Z 0 Philippines,container,dental,medical,shipping
    Posted by Brian Finley on Feb 02, 2018
    2017 saw significant progress in our campaign to eradicate polio from the world forever. We saw the fewest cases in history caused by the wild polio virus, Only 22 cases were confirmed worldwide in only two countries - Pakistan with 8, and Afghanistan with 14. 2018 will be a critical year for the polio eradication programme, and we will be strengthening efforts to reach all the vulnerable children and to find the places that the polio virus still lurks in the environment.
    Polio Eradication remains Rotary's number one humanitarian priority, You can read the latest Polio Newsletter HERE.
    Polio Eradication - an Update Brian Finley 2018-02-02 08:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Hank Sartin Photos by Monika Lozinska on Feb 01, 2018
    Rotary International President-elect Barry Rassin laid out his vision for the future of the organization on Sunday, calling on leaders to work for a sustainable future and to inspire Rotarians and the community at large. Rassin, a member of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, unveiled the 2018-19 presidential theme, Be the Inspiration, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.
    2018-19 RI President Barry Rassin wants Rotary members to Be the Inspiration Hank Sartin Photos by Monika Lozinska 2018-02-01 08:00:00Z 0
    The Rotaractors of District 5040 headed into 2018 with a busy schedule, and exciting news on many levels! We are proud to announce, that the redesigned website has gone live! There are a few more updates in the works, specifically regarding PACE and its application process. Information about the RYLA sponsorship for Rotaractors and past-RYLArians has been distributed. We are very excited for the opportunity! Continuing reading to read Club updates and exiting events you do not want to miss.
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    Posted by Peter Roaf on Jan 30, 2018
    Positive reputation is essential for retaining members, recruiting new ones and attracting sponsors. Measurable, results-oriented communication is at the core of effective leadership. Learn more about it, for yourself and for your club. In response to needs identified by club leaders and by District members, Rotary District 5040 presents three Public Image/Public Relations webinars to provide support to all club members as well as board and committee volunteers in leading their clubs to a high level of trust and reputation among our members and within our communities. Watch for the event announcements coming soon.
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    Club communication strategy for results Peter Roaf 2018-01-30 08:00:00Z 0 communication,learning,media,public image,public relations,training
    Rotarians you have the Power to Give Life in Honour of Bob Jones 2018-01-30 08:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Brian Finley on Jan 25, 2018
    Have you ever wondered how Rotary became involved with polio eradication in the first place? This high-quality, full-length documentary film tells the story of how a small group of visionary Rotary leaders dared to set a breathtaking goal of eradicating polio for all of the children of the world. In doing so, they laid the groundwork for the single most successful public health coalition in history.
    Dare to Dream: How Rotary Became the Heart and Soul of Polio Eradication Brian Finley 2018-01-25 08:00:00Z 0
    Join the Rotary Club of Richmond to celebrate a year of good health, good fortune and happiness! 2018 is the Year of Dog. Lion Dance: Vancouver City Police Department Lion Dance Team will be performing!!! Program: Chinese Banquet, Entertainment, Silent Auction, Photo Booth, Chinese Calligraphy, Lucky Draw, Games, Raffle and Prizes. Tickets: $98 ($108 after Dec 31, 2017) / $980 per table of 10 ($1,080 after Dec 31, 2017) $40 tax receipt available upon request.
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    Merry Christmas from your 2018 District Conference Committee Peter Clarke 2017-12-23 08:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Peter Roaf on Dec 01, 2017
    Once again, in this spectacular year of 2017, Rotary District 5040 has shown its outstanding generosity to The Rotary Foundation so gifts to our communities here in BC or somewhere in the world can continue. With the global generosity of Rotary members, through The Rotary Foundation, peacebuilding is reducing conflict, diseases are being fought, clean water and sanitation is being provided, mothers and children are receiving care, education is being delivered, and women are being supported in business.  The latest contribution was more than $30,000 US raised through the November 18 annual District 5040 Foundation dinner. Pictured here are President of the Rotary Club of Vancouver, Phil Webber, and Foundation Dinner Chair, Min Kuang.
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    Posted by Peter Roaf on Nov 29, 2017
    Conflict and violence displace millions of people each year. Half of those killed in conflict are children, and 90 percent are civilians. Often conflict starts and continues over long periods in competition for dwindling resources and as environmental changes force people to migrate. The 1.2 million members of Rotary International, in 35,000 clubs around the world, refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. On February 10, 2018, in Vancouver, BC, Rotary is holding the first of its six presidential peacebuilding conferences around the world on the theme of environmental sustainability and peace..
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    How peace and sustainability are linked: Presidential Peacebuilding Conference Feb 2018 Peter Roaf 2017-11-29 08:00:00Z 0 environment,peace,peacebuilding,sustainability
    Posted on Nov 28, 2017
    On November 19th, we held a successful Rotaract District 5040 Training Day at the Burnaby Neighborhood House. 40 Rotaractors and Rotarians gathered for a day of learning, sharing, and fun! Our day included inspiring speeches from District Rotaract Chair (DRC) Joan Posivy and DG Don Evans; a team-building challenge making stools out of only newspaper and masking tape; an "Ask a Rotarian" panel; breakout sessions on projects, membership, marketing & PR, and club positions; and also a presentation on all the opportunities available via Rotaract and Rotary!
    Rotaract December Update 2017-11-28 08:00:00Z 0
    "Peace" is the theme of the 2018 District Conference.
    Peace may be the most important topic of our time.
    Come to the 2018 Rotary District Conference where we will be "Peacing it Together" with speakers like Eduardo da Costa, who is a Rotary Peace Scholar and Global Peace Index Ambassador.
    District Conference Update - December Peter Clarke 2017-11-28 08:00:00Z 0
    We have our first graduating class from Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) in some time. Thirteen Rotarians finished Part 3 on November 25 and received their final Certificate.
    There was also a full class of 19 for Part 1 who can't wait for March 3 so they can take Part 2, followed by Part 3 on April 7.  Look for registration information to be posted shortly. 
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    Posted by Don Evans on Nov 06, 2017
    The District 5040 Nominating Committee, led by Past District Governor Lyn Stroshin, has selected Dave Hamilton of the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen as the next District 5040 Governor Designate. Dave was selected from a slate of several outstanding candidates to lead our District forward in the 2020 – 2021 Rotary year.
    It's now official! Dave Hamilton is the District 5040 Governor Designate.  Please join me in congratulating Dave, and in thanking all those who let their name stand for this position.
    Dave Hamilton selected as District 5040 Governor Designate Don Evans 2017-11-06 08:00:00Z 0

    Engage in membership!

    Following the membership workshop held Dec 9th, 2017 many of you who attended asked for a copy of the presentation.  And for those of you that did not attend we have posted the presentation and the workbook.  We got a lot of positive feedback regarding the “take aways” the attendees received.  Membership is Rotary International’s #1 internal priority. .
    District 5040 is one of 20 Districts that have been chosen for a membership questionnaire.  A short questionnaire sent to all of your district’s club presidents and club membership chairs will allow them to self-report whether they need help, and if so, what they need help with. Their responses will produce a downloadable report for their club with strategies, tools, and ideas to address their indicated needs. 
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    Posted on Oct 30, 2017
    An enthusiastic and engaged group of Rotarians completed Part 2 of the Rotary Leadership Institute. DG Don Evans welcomed the class and thanked them for what they are doing for Rotary and their community.
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    Posted on Oct 30, 2017
    Our Rotaract clubs are always happy to assist Rotary clubs with their projects. In October, the Vancouver Young Professionals Rotaract Club helped the Rotary Club of Vancouver with the Oktoberfest fundraiser for youth programs. The Yaletown Rotaract Club participated in the Rotary Club of Vancouver Yaletown's Bowling for Kenya fundraiser supporting their Water Harvesting Project. The Prince George Rotaract Club assisted the Rotary Club of Prince George - Downtown with their Big Blue Ball event that supports men's health and local prostate cancer programs.
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    Posted on Oct 30, 2017
    Thank you to the newest members of the Arch Klumph Society.
    Congratulations and thank you Vasi and Bala Naidoo who are the newest District 5040 members of the Arch Klumph Society. Your generosity and commitment to Rotary is outstanding
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    Posted on Oct 30, 2017
    Dear Rotarians,
    Can you guess who this District 5040 Rotarian is by her impressive resume?
    If not you had better register for the 2018 Rotary District Conference and come and hear her speak lunchtime Friday June 1st.
    D5040 Conference November Update 2017-10-30 07:00:00Z 0
    Little Free Library, a community free book exchange system of mini-libraries at four locations, is an Education and Literacy project of Rotary in Delta’s community of Tsawwassen developed with students at South Delta Secondary School. This take-a-book-leave-a-book system to and from the book shelters is aimed at enhancing literacy and learning in Delta for not just students, but all residents.
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    Literacy leaps forward with mini-libraries throughout Tsawwassen Peter Roaf 2017-10-28 07:00:00Z 0 Tsawwassen,book,education,library,literacy,school
    Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 16, 2017
    To raise funds for the 49th and newest club in Rotary District 5040, the largely Filipino Rotary Club of Vancouver Mountainview, for Rotary's global campaign to End Polio Now and for the Rotary Club of Ladner's campaign with other clubs to fund a $45,000 water delivery project over 6.5 kms in the remote village of Ban Xiengdu in Northern Laos, 120 Rotarians, family and friends participated in "A Taste of the Philippines" dinner on October 14, 2017 in Richmond, BC.
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    Tasting the Philippines with singing and dancing Peter Roaf 2017-10-16 07:00:00Z 0 Adopt A Village,Mountainview,Philippine,polio,water
    Posted by Peter Roaf on Oct 09, 2017
    With the success of the outdoor fitness circuit at one of its parks, the City of Burnaby, BC had planned long term to install a similar circuit at the popular Fraser River Foreshore Park. Along came Burnaby Rotarians – people in action – to help make it happen for the estimated 63,000 residents who use the park at least once a month.
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    Outdoor fitness circuit opens in Burnaby Peter Roaf 2017-10-09 07:00:00Z 0 Burnaby,circuit,community,fitness,outdoor,park
    On Labour Day, tears of joy flowed long and heavy as we said goodbye to our 6 International Rotaractors who came to visit at the end of August to experience the beauty and people of British Columbia for PACE. During their visit, they experienced everything from skating (who knew Fijians were so good on ice!), to biking, hiking, museum tours, historical walks, dragon boating, kayaking, and of course, poutine!
    Rotaract October Update 2017-10-06 07:00:00Z 0
    We would love your participation and presence in joining District Governor Don Evans at our very special District Foundation dinner celebrating the start of The Rotary Foundation 's Second Century! 
    Date: November 18, 2017
    Locations: Terminal City Club, 837 W Hastings St, Vancouver, BC  V6C 1B6 
    Tickets: $100 + tax (includes 3 course dinner & wine, dessert, prize and live show)
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    Posted on Sep 24, 2017
     Twenty-one Rotarians, representing 10 Rotary clubs completed Part 1 of the Rotary Leadership Institute on Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Richmond.
    RLI big hit in District 5040 2017-09-24 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Sep 11, 2017
    JOIN US IN BRIGHTENING LIVES THIS WINTER - Join communities all over the country this fall and winter and get together to brighten lives by attending a fundraising dinner. Come and help us celebrate ShelterBox Heroes, recognize Donors and launch two exciting new programs : Shine For ShelterBox and ShelterBox Gift Campaign
    DATE: Sat, 4 November 2017 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM PDT
    LOCATION Hollyburn Country Club 950 Cross Creek Road West Vancouver, BC V7S 2S5
    Click here to book your tickets
    Shine for Shelterbox 2017-09-11 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Sep 09, 2017
    It is that time of year where we are searching out enthusiastic and dedicated Rotarians to apply for the position of District Governor (DG) for the year 2020-21.  Have a look around your club for someone who might be interested and qualified to serve as District Governor.  Perhaps you are the one! The role of DG is demanding but the rewards are incredibly unique and fulfilling. More information about the role may be found on this job description.
    2020 - 21 District 5040 District Governor Nominations are open! 2017-09-09 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Sep 09, 2017
    It is that time of year where we are searching out enthusiastic and dedicated Rotarians to apply for the position of District Governor (DG). This time for the year 2021-22. Have a look around your club for someone who might be interested and qualified to serve as District Governor.  Perhaps you are the one! The role of DG is demanding but the rewards are incredibly unique and fulfilling. More information about the role may be found on this role description.
    2021 - 22 District 5040 District Governor Nominations are open! 2017-09-09 07:00:00Z 0
    District 5040 is proud to relay the announcement that Barry Rassin, of the Rotary Club of East Nassau, New Providence, Bahamas, is the selection of the Nominating Committee for President of Rotary International for 2018-19. He will be declared the president-elect on 1 September if no challenging candidates have been suggested.
    Barry Rassin selected as 2018 - 2019 Rotary International President 2017-09-04 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Sep 02, 2017

    My Dream - "Love to Vancouver" Charity Show

    A unique dance and musical show performed by
    the amazing China Disabled People's Performing Arts Troupe.
    Sponsored by The Rotary Clubs of Richmond and Richmond Sunset.
    Saturday, Oct. 7th, 8pm, River Rock Show Theatre, Richmond BC.
    Partial Proceeds go to END POLIO NOW.
    For more Information & Tickets click HERE.
    Don't Miss this Amazing Event Brian Finley 2017-09-02 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Aug 14, 2017

    Dear fellow Rotarians,

    I joined Rotary in 1978, when I was relatively young and had just started my accounting practice. My reason for doing so was because I thought that it would be good for my business to be associated with the movers and shakers of my community. But it didn’t take long for Juliet and me to realize that Rotary offered us so much more. Yes, Rotary provided us with ways to make friends and help build a business. But it also became the best way I know of to make a difference in our communities, both local and globally.

    RI President Ian Risley comments on Membership 2017-08-14 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Aug 11, 2017
    Want to find out more about Rotary and hone your leadership skills at the same time?  If your answer is yes we have the courses for you.  Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI).
    We have scheduled Part I, II and III sessions for this spring.
    Wanna learn more about Rotary? 2017-08-11 07:00:00Z 0
    Buy Furniture ... Support the Rotary BC Wildfire Recovery fund 2017-08-10 07:00:00Z 0
    At the Yellowhead Rotary meeting on July 27, 2017 two representatives (Shamitha Aravind and Sarah Ash) of the College Heights Interact Club presented their their BC wildfire relief fund raising initiative which raised close to $3000 over 3 days. This is a great example of "Rotary Youth in Action". They presented a letter detailing their efforts to  both the Prince George Yellowhead Rotary Club President Dave Wilbur, which is included, keep reading.
    College Heights Interact Club raises nearly $3000 for BC Wildfire relief 2017-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
    Rotary remembers Sam Owori for his ‘quiet confidence,’ integrity, and friendship Ryan Hyland and Abby Breitstein 2017-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
    David Suzuki will be a keynote speaker at the Rotary Presidential conference in Vancouver February 9 – 11, 2018. He is an award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster. He is renowned for his radio and television programs that explain the complexities of the natural sciences in a compelling, easily understood way. Dr. Suzuki is a geneticist. He graduated from Amherst College (Massachusetts) in 1958 with an Honours BA in Biology, followed by a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Chicago in 1961. His eight-part BBC/PBS series, The Secret of Life, was praised internationally, as was his five part series The Brain for the Discovery Channel.
    David Suzuki will be a keynote speaker at the Rotary Presidential conference 2017-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jul 20, 2017
    To the many of you who have been wanting to offer help for the victims of the wildfires currently burning in the Cariboo region of the British Columbia, thank you for your care and concern. District 5040 is pleased to let you know that the Rotary BC Wildfire Recovery Fund is now open and collecting funds that will be made available to Rotary clubs in the affected areas. Contributions to the fund are now being accepted. Once the situation with the fires has ended, a team will work with the clubs to allocate funds to the Rotary clubs in the affected areas to assist with recovery and rebuild projects in their communities. Continue reading for full details.
    Announcing Rotary BC Wildfire Recovery Fund 2017-07-20 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jul 12, 2017
    To the many of you who have been wanting to offer help for the victims of the wildfires currently burning in the Cariboo region of the Province, thank you for your care and concern. It is our intent to have a District wide coordinated response available to Rotarians throughout BC and Alberta.
    Rotary 5040 and the British Columbia Wildfires 2017-07-12 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jul 10, 2017
    First keynote speakers at Rotary Presidential Conference announced. Linda Low,  a Rotary Peace Fellow at Duke University and Dr. Jonathan Patz, Director of the Global Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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    Presidential Conference Speakers Announced 2017-07-10 07:00:00Z 0 peace conference,presidential conference,rotary environment
    Rotary International President Ian Riseley invites you to the Rotary Presidential Conference on Environmental Sustainability & Peace,  Vancouver, BC,  Friday to Sunday February 9 – 11, 2018. Zones 24 and 25 will host the Presidential Conference on Environmental Sustainability and Peace—one of six international peacebuilding conferences planned for the 2017-2018 Rotary year.  President Ian Riseley has made environmental sustainability a major focus for his year and we are honored that he has chosen Vancouver to hold the first Presidential Conference on this key area.
    Rotary Presidential Peacebuilding Conference - Vancouver BC 2017-07-10 07:00:00Z 0
    Don Evans has been active in Rotary for more than 31 years. He is a Past President of the Rotary Club of Vancouver (2002-2003) and has held many different positions with his club. He has been active with District 5040 in Strategic Planning, as a member of the District Foundation Committee and as a PETS Trainer. He was named Rotarian of the Year for  5040 in 2014 and is currently Governor for 2017-18. Don is a Paul Harris Society Member and a Major Donor to the Rotary Foundation. Both Don and Deb are also Bequest Society members.
    Donald J. Evans - Rotarian and District 5040 Governor 2017-07-05 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jun 30, 2017
    It is with regret that we announce the death of PDG Irwin Stewart on Monday, June 5, 2017.
    Please join the Stewart family as we pay tribute and celebrate his life. 
    Time:               Saturday July 8, 2017 at 11:00am followed by a lunch reception
    Place:              Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Avenue, New Westminster
    Obituary PDG Irwin Stewart 2017-06-30 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jun 24, 2017
    District 5040 welcomes our newest club: Vancouver Mountainview!
    Vancouver Mountainview meets on Thursdays at 6:15 PM at the Multicultural Helping House Society at 4802 Fraser Street.  They currently have 26 members.   Plans are being made for a Charter Dinner sometime in September and they are waiting for confirmation on a final date.
    To all of the members of Vancouver Mountainview Welcome aboard .
    Welcome Vancouver Mountainview 2017-06-24 07:00:00Z 0
    President-elect Ian H.S. Riseley, a member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia, unveiled the 2017-18 presidential theme, Rotary: Making a Difference, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.
    2017-2018 Rotary Year Theme Announced 2017-06-21 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Peter Roaf
    When Arch Klumpf founded The Rotary Foundation 100 years ago and the first contribution of was $26.50 was made, the purpose of the Foundation then, and over many years to follow, was development of our local communities. Although we think on the grand, global scale about our Foundation, with pride that it is among the top rated in the world, development of our own communities still remains a primary focus.
    Clubs' communities the original purpose of The Rotary FoundationClubs' Peter Roaf 2017-06-20 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jun 14, 2017
    Are you interested in participating at the District level.? Then we need you!!! We have a couple of open positions at the District level and we could really use your help!
    The positions are for a 3 three year term. Why? In one word continuity. It helps us with our succession planning. A District 5040 strength.
    Help Wanted: Your chance to participate at the District level 2017-06-14 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Brian Finley on Jun 14, 2017
    At the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, global leaders and key donors affirmed their commitment to ending polio by pledging $1.2 billion over 3 years in new money for the fight.
    The Hon. Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, onstage with Bill Gates and other leaders, announced Canada is pledging C$100 million (US$75 million) towards polio eradication..
    Canada Pledges $100 million to Polio Eradication Brian Finley 2017-06-14 07:00:00Z 0

    Act now!
    Rotary International Convention - Toronto
    June 23-27 2018

    There are only 2 days left for the special early registration rate of $295 US. This is a very limited time offer which is only good until Wednesday June 14th. Use this link to access the registration page

    More information about the conference may be found on the conference web site.

    You can also register a hotel from the same link. Given how quickly hotels book up for RI conventions you may want to consider booking now. Who knows you might find a great deal. Please let us know if you find one.

    Please share this information  – especially the early bird registration which is only good until this Wednesday, June 14.

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    Posted on Jun 05, 2017
    Thirty-four young people who have helped without seeking personal reward or accolades throughout the Delta, BC community, who have demonstrated compassion and empathy for others, acted on a global level, and shown inner strength in overcoming adversity and setting an example for others were recognized at the at the ninth annual Delta Rotary Youth Awards on June 2, 2017. Past District Governor Penny Offer presented some of the awards on behalf of the Rotary Club of Ladner.
    photos by PDG Chris Offer
    Delta Rotary Youth Awards recognize young leaders Peter Roaf 2017-06-05 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on May 30, 2017
    It is with regret that we announce the death of Past District 5040 Governor 1985-1986, Mel Spowart. 
    Obituary PDG Mel Spowart 2017-05-30 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Brian Finley on May 29, 2017
    On May 28th 2017, Rotarians, Rotaractors, & Interactors gathered on the New Westminster Quay to walk 5K to raise funds and awareness for Rotary's campaign to eradicate polio from the world forever. 
    Rotary Walk to END POLIO 2017 Brian Finley 2017-05-29 07:00:00Z 0
    The attractive, new Squamish & Lil’wat Nations Community Centre, with a vista view of the mountains, was the venue for the Friday lunch. For the Hunter and Trappers BBQ, under cover outdoors, west coast cedar plank salmon with maple glaze, BBQ rubbed chicken and buffalo smokies were served, with wild mushroom and barley pilaf, fresh baked bannock and much more.
    Squamish & Lil’wat Nations lunch Peter Roaf 2017-05-23 07:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Century Ride 2017-05-18 07:00:00Z 0
    District 5040 Exchange Students from four continents Peter Roaf 2017-05-18 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Brian Finley
    Join the 2017 Polio Walk to raise funds to END POLIO NOW.
    Here's how:-
         1. Signing Up as a Team or Individual to help raise funds
         2. Make a Donation
         3. Show your support by coming out to the Walk.
    Sunday, May 28 |  9 am to 12 noon  |  River Market, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
    Information and sign-up HERE..
    Rotary Polio Walk 2017 Brian Finley 2017-05-18 07:00:00Z 0

    On May 13th, the first District 5040 Young Professionals Summit was held at the SFU Harbourside campus.  The event was an excellent opportunity for Young Professionals to meet, work together and develop relationships with others who will make a difference.

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    Young Professionals Summit - May 13th Bala Naidoo 2017-05-12 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Peter Roaf on May 11, 2017
    Rotary District 5040's Conference held May 4 to 7, 2017 certainly lived up to its theme, “Generations Serving Humanity,” as 300 people of all ages came together in Whistler, BC. The young and not-that-old learned from each other, cried and laughed as we reflected on Rotary’s tremendous contribution to our communities and our world in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation. Below are some inspirational, thought-provoking highlights of the conference.
    Generations Served Humanity -- District Conference 2017 highlights Peter Roaf 2017-05-11 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Peter Roaf
    An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation — all of which can be prevented. Women in the 20th century have achieved significant progress in the economically progressive areas of the world, but women and girls in non-developed countries have a much more difficult life and must accept their inferior social status and tend to fall into traditional roles. In April, Rotary worldwide has recognized this all so important bond of maternal and child health as one of our six areas of focus.
    Health of mothers and children – the focus of Rotary around the world in April Peter Roaf 2017-04-28 00:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Rocks Richmond 2017-04-20 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Apr 11, 2017
    As Rotary celebrates the 100th Anniversary of The Rotary Foundation, congratulations go to District 5040 Governor Lyn Stroshin and Alex Stroshin for their induction into The Rotary Foundation's Arch Klumph Society on April 12, 2017 at Rotary Headquarters in Evanston, IL. RI President John Germ (left)  and Trustee Chair & Past RI President Kalyan Banerjee (right) presented the prestigious recognition.
    DG Lyn and Alex Stroshin inducted to Arch Klumph Society Peter Roaf 2017-04-11 07:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Wine festival 2017-04-11 07:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Brian Finley
    This Global Grant project brings water security to the Hosanna Children’s Home for the Destitute in rural Kenya..
    It is an International project by the Rotary Club of Squamish, the Rotary Club of Nairobi Industrial Area, and the Rotary Foundation.
    The Water is Flowing at the Hosanna Children's Home Brian Finley 2017-03-23 07:00:00Z 0
    Personal care for those in need Peter Roaf 2017-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
    Uganda villagers supported through conference swag bags -- become a sponsor Peter Roaf 2017-03-20 07:00:00Z 0
    Give your used specs and books at conference Peter Roaf 2017-03-20 07:00:00Z 0
    Hunter Amenities is the latest sponsor of this year's conference. , The company is donating toiletries for our blessing bags (2,000 each shampoo, conditioner, bath gel, soap) in support of needy people and donating items to the registration bags. Check out other conference sponsors including our clubs. Become a personal sponsor.
    You or your club can sponsor to make the conference possible Peter Roaf 2017-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
    Nurse and Rotary Peace Fellow to share local and international service to humanity 2017-03-16 07:00:00Z 0
    Youth Conference May 5 - 7 to experience more of Rotary 2017-03-13 07:00:00Z 0
    100 acts to celebrate 100 years Peter Roaf 2017-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
    Spring Learning and Development sessions are coming to your area. Read more to find dates and locations in your area for the Rotary - Year Ahead and Grant Managements seminars.
    District Spring Training Rebecca MacPherson 2017-03-03 08:00:00Z 0
    March, Water & Sanitation month: District Global Grant Projects Peter Roaf 2017-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
    Williams Lake Daybreak and Vancouver clubs happenings 2017-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Feb 23, 2017
    Whistler becomes "The Big Easy” for our May 4-7 District 5040 Conference at the Saturday evening Mardi Gras gala. Unmasking for Mardi Gras, the conference committee takes a moment from its work together to give you an idea of what to expect throughout the conference. Read more to watch the video.
    Your District Conference Unmasked Peter Roaf 2017-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
    Learn from fellow Rotarians in hands on workshops, Thursday, May 4
    Start your conference early with interactive workshops full of ideas and strategies to enhance the Rotary experience on Thursday May 4th in Whistler at the “Ski Cabin” at 2028 Rob Boyd Way.
    Membership Mysteries: work together on the challenge of lack of club membership growth, solve the puzzle and leave with ideas and tools to engage and attract members.
    Reputation and Club Communications: explore with others the essence and value of a strong brand and what clubs are doing to build the Rotary brand through Public Relations strategies and tools.
    Rotary Uncovered - What Have I Joined?: join other Rotarians to learn what it takes to make Rotary relevant in today’s world and how you can contribute through service to your club and the world beyond.
    Corralling ClubRunner: explore ClubRunner’s administrative facilities to make them work for your club, such as membership information, reports, mail service, club invoices, club directory, documents. Bulletins, RI website integration and attendance reporting.
    Learn from fellow Rotarians in hands on workshops, Thursday, May 4 Peter Roaf 2017-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
    Find out more about the speakers and facilitators confirmed for our Rotary District 5040 Conference May 4 to 7, 2017 for keynote presentations and breakout session facilitators has been posted on the conference website. An impressive line up and more to come.
    Conference speakers update Peter Roaf 2017-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Feb 14, 2017

    District Conference 2017 keynote speaker David Forward will release a new book on the Rotary Peace Centers at the RI Convention in Atlanta. District 5040 Rotarians attending the district conference in Whistler will have an opportunity for an early peek at this new book. David Forward is the author of books on the history of Rotary and The Rotary Foundation. He is an entertaining and engaging speaker. He is without question the most knowledgeable person on Rotary’s history. Don’t miss his presentation. Read more about David and the conference at

    New Book at Conference 2017 2017-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Feb 13, 2017
    Sylvia Barton is our District’s first participant in the New Generations Exchange Program and this is the story of the journey she has embarked on with Rotary. Sylvie as she is known by those close to her, is a 3rd year student at SFU majoring in criminology with a minor in First Nations Studies. It has been edited in length but is her story.
    A Young Woman’s Journey with Rotary 2017-02-14 00:00:00Z 0
    Of the 60 million people displaced by armed conflict or persecution, 90% are civilians. Half of those civilians are children. That’s millions of reasons why Rotary is so engaged in service projects, fellowships and other Rotary-sponsored campaigns in pursuit of peace in our world.
    Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month in February 2017-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Feb 02, 2017

    When a Rotary club has a positive Public Image, brand or reputation, current members are motivated to participate in service above self, prospective members are eager to join and sponsors are willing to support service. 

    Reputation and Relationships Peter Roaf 2017-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
    Draft Conference Program and Speakers announced 2017-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Penny Offer
    District Governor Lyn invites Rotarians to register for workshops planned for Thursday May 4th in Whistler in the Ski Cabin at 2028 Rob Boyd Way. The workshops are designed to expand your Rotary knowledge and build your commitment to Rotary and your club. They will be interactive and full of ideas and strategies to enhance your Rotary experience. What a great way to start this years District Conference in Whistler!
    Pre Conference Workshops Penny Offer 2017-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jan 26, 2017
    The Starfish Pack Backpack Program was created in response to teachers hearing the cry of their students.  Teachers were heartbroken to hear their students were coming to class Monday morning hungry, reporting that they had not eaten over the weekend.  
    Rotary makes a difference! Last fall representatives from the Rotary Club of Williams Lake Daybreak club met with the principal of Chilcotin Road Elementary today to present the Starfish Pack program to his school..  An agreement was made and the program started as soon as parental agreements could be arranged.
    Rotary Club of Williams Lake Daybreak joins Starfish Program 2017-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jan 26, 2017

    Congratulations to DGE Don and Deb Evans who completed their Governor training with more than 500 Governors Elect from around the world in San Diego this past week. Photo with RI President Elect Ian and Juliet Riseley.

    DGE Don and Deb are being congratulated by RI President Elect Ian and Juliet Riseley.

    The group is standing in front of a banner with the 2017/18 Rotary theme: Rotary Making a Difference.


    Deb and Don graduate from "Governor School" 2017-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
    Congratulations to Dean Rohrs on appointment to Rotary International Vice President 2017-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Penny Offer on Jan 20, 2017
    Rotary has a new online way to recommend changes to policy and rules. The Council on Resolutions is a separate governing body that will meet online every year. It will review resolutions sent by clubs and districts to the RI Board.
    NEW Council on Resolutions Penny Offer 2017-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
    Congratulations DG Lyn 2017-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Garry Shearer
    Celebrate the 100th year of our Foundation with a glass of Rotary Centennial Wine. St. Hubertus Estate Winery, based in Kelowna BC, has partnered with District 5040 to their award winning wines with a specially commissioned label to represent our 100th Anniversary of the Rotary Foundation.
    Rotary Foundation Centennial Wine Garry Shearer 2017-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
    We have a dream -- Rotary 5040 & 5050 celebrate The Rotary Foundation centenary with US$3.3 million Peter Roaf 2017-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jan 04, 2017
    Want to find out the latest news from Rotary? Here's a great opportunity to find out what's going on. Please join Zone 24-32 Rotary Director Dean Rohrs and Trustee Bryn Styles for a 'Welcome to a new year" update/webinar, scheduled for Jan 10, 2017 4:00 pm PST.
    'Welcome to a new year" update/webinar 2017-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Lyn Stroshin on Dec 30, 2016
    I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season amongst family and friends . May the spirit of the season fill your heart the entire year.  As we close out the year 2016 did you know that our Foundation has been named the world’s outstanding foundation for 2016-17. This is a huge accolade for the Rotary Foundation and for Rotarians!
    Good luck with your clubs and your projects in the coming year.
    Please check out the conference line up of speakers and come and be educated and entertained in Whistler in May. Registration goes up on January 16th, 2017 so please register NOW!
    Happy New Year to you all. Alex and I and our family  wish you and your family much joy and fulfillment in 2017. May we in Rotary nurture gifts of wisdom, compassion and justice in 2017.
    With warm regards and blessings.
    DG Lyn and Alex
    Happy New Year Lyn Stroshin 2016-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Dec 20, 2016

    In this season of giving and receiving…. 

    As a Rotarian may the light of your presence and the warmth of your compassion greet all whom you meet.
    May peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through.
    Thank you for your enthusiasm, your creativity and your commitment to “doing good in the world.”


    With warm regards,
    DG Lyn and Alex Stroshin

    Christmas Greetings 2016-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
    It's official Bala Naidoo is District Governor Designate for 2019-2020 2016-12-20 00:00:00Z 0

    Exciting News!

    The Association of Fundraising Professionals has recognized The Rotary Foundation with its annual Award for Outstanding Foundation.
    The award honors organizations that show philanthropic commitment and leadership through financial support, innovation, encouragement of others, and involvement in public affairs. Some of the boldest names in American giving — Kellogg, Komen, and MacArthur, among others —are past honorees.
    Rotary Foundation named World's Outstanding Foundation for 2016 2016-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Nov 29, 2016
    Santa and District Governor Lyn Stroshin talk up the chance to win two nights free at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Hotel for the May 4 to 7, 2017 Rotary District 5040 Conference.
    If you're not yet registered at the lower conference rate you can do that now, or no later than December 24, 2016, to be eligible to win the hotel room contest. Click to view the video. Go to to register now!
    Get a room, says Santa 2016-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset receives greetings from the Prime Minister 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Nov 23, 2016
    District Governor Lyn is honoured and delighted to announce that, unofficially, we have a new District Governor for the year 2019-2020. The District 5040 District Governor Nominating team has chosen Bala Naidoo of the Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown.
    D5040 DG Nominating Team selects Bala Naidoo 2016-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
    Vancouver selected as a site of 2018 Presidential Conference 2016-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Nov 20, 2016

    The Rotary Foundation recently distributed 2015-2016 recognition banners to clubs were distinguished worldwide through their generous gifts in four different areas: Top Three Highest in Per Capita Annual Giving, 100% Foundation Giving Club, End Polio Now Certificate of Achievement.

    Congratulations 2015-16 Foundation Award Winners! 2016-11-21 00:00:00Z 0

    Happy World Interact Week! We want to share exciting ways to celebrate and support Interact clubs. As a bonus, we’re sharing the big reveal of the 2016 Interact Video Awards themes! Here are just a few ways you can recognize World Interact Week:

    Celebrate World Interact Week 2016-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Oct 29, 2016

    Find out what two babies are saying in their unique language. In this translation, we discover they are discussing the District 5040 Conference 2017 in Whistler. Save $75 if your register before January 16, 2017.   To register, links to hotel, and more details visit

    Lots of buzz about Conference 2017 2016-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
    Invitation to Million Dollar Dinner 2016-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
    RI President Elect Ian Riseley's visit to Prince George 2016-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
    RI President Elect Ian Riseley and PDG Juliet Riseley were keynote speakers at the Exploring – The Rotary Foundation – Regional Seminar in Vancouver. They were joined by facilitators RRFC Betty Screpnek, RPIC Sean Hogan, E/MGA Chris Offer, A-RRFC Larry Stinson and Annual Giving Officer Chris Boyce. Rotarians from Districts 5010, 5020, 5040, 5050, 5060, 5370, 7040 and 9810 gathered at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue in Vancouver. Enthusiastic and passionate discussion, debate, agreement, disagreement, sharing and enthusiasm were the order of the day. Click to view photos from the Seminar.
    Rotary Foundation Seminar a Huge Success 2016-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
    $1,150 in proceeds to End Polio -- converted to $5,750 with matching grants -- came from tickets Rotary sold for the October 23rd Vancouver Giants hockey game at the annual Rotary on Ice event, led by the Tsawwassen and Ladner Rotary Clubs, with Rotoract Clubs and Interact Clubs in Delta and Vancouver, with help from District 5040 Governor Lyn Stroshin. The Boys & Girls Club received tickets worth almost $1,700 purchased by Rotarians and others so that 94 young people could attend the game at no cost. Finally, Rotarians of all ages sold tickets for a 50/50 lottery draw at the game with $2,520 going to Rotary's Rotoract and Interact clubs.
    Rotary on Ice nets funds: End Polio, Rotoract, Interact, Boys & Girls Club 2016-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
    World Polio Day - October 24 2016-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
    Invitation to Foundation seminar 2016-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Oct 06, 2016
    Congratulations are in order! While at the 2016 Zone Institute in Winnipeg District Governor Elect Don Evans completed his District Governor training.  Well done and it sounds like you are on the path to a wonderful year.
    Alex, District Governor Lyn, District Governor Don and Deb are shown here just after DGE Don received his completion certificate at the Zone Institute.
    Congratulations DGE Don Evans 2016-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Oct 02, 2016
    The Rotary Club of Burnaby recently recognized 5 members for long and distinguished service above self. Talk about a group that's been there and done that.  We congratulate the Rotary Club of Burnaby's newest Honorary members.
    Rotary Club of Burnaby recognizes Honorary members 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Oct 02, 2016
    Those of you who follow DG Lyn's travels will know that she recently attended the 2016 Winnipeg Zone Institute. The theme of the institute was Rotary Rohrs for Human Rights.  The special guest was Dr. Oscar Arias, recipient of the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize.  There were many very special speakers including Rotary International President John Germ, Mpho Tutu (daughter of Desmond Tutu).
    DG Lyn Attends 2016 Winnipeg Zone Institute 2016-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Brian Finley on Oct 01, 2016
    District 5040 was honoured by RI President John Germ for being the District with the largest contribution to Polio Plus in the 2015-16 Rotary year.  PDG John Anderson accepted the award on behalf of our District at the Zone Institute in Winnipeg.
    For more information about Rotary's campaign to eradicate polio forever, please click HERE.
    District 5040 Recognised for PolioPlus Contributions Brian Finley 2016-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Sep 20, 2016
    Each year in District 5040, RI Policy requires we choose a Rotarian to serve as District Governor approx. 2.5 years from now (Rotary Year 2019-20). The President of any Club in the District may submit the name of one of its members for consideration by the District Nominating Committee.
    The Nominating Committee in District 5040 is made up of the District Governor Elect, the District Governor Nominee, the two immediate Past District Governors and one Assistant Governor who is a member of a club in District 5040. This year’s Committee is chaired by Immediate Past District Governor John Anderson.
    District Governor 2019-20 Call for Nominations 2016-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Sep 19, 2016

    Organizers are you interested in making your booth look really professional?

    Members of the Rotary Club of Kitimat wanted to go to that next level too and were looking to showcase Rotary with pizzazz.. Based on a suggestion from Tom Smith, District Membership Chair, members of the Rotary Club of Kitimat borrowed a new display.
    Even better, through a generous donation from Brandstra Transportation Systems the display may be used by any club in our District! 
    Display booth available 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
    Submitted with respect by Michael Liddicoat
    Vern Nielsen sits in a chair in Kelowna, British Columbia attached to a tube.  A cocktail of chemicals winds its way through the tube and into Vern’s veins.  This cocktail is just one of three such treatments that Vern must take every two weeks.  The chemicals are searching out a particularly aggressive form of pancreatic cancer.  The survival rate for this disease is about 2% within 12 months.  Vern is in month five.
    I didn’t hear about Vern in a medical journal.  He wasn’t on the nightly news.  His picture is not on my Facebook feed.  Vern was standing in front of my Rotary club.  As a district governor, Vern has spent the last two years preparing to motivate and guide the 60 clubs in Rotary District 5060, which covers parts of Washington State and British Columbia.  Some might have thought he wasted those two years of preparing.
    Michael Liddecoat's touching article about Vern Nielsen 2016-09-20 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by John Anderson on Sep 18, 2016
    Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme for Peace day 2016 is Sustainability – Building Blocks for Peace. The 17 sustainability goals adopted by all 193 Member States of the United Nations aim to end poverty protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.
    UN International Day of Peace, September 21 2016 John Anderson 2016-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
    Fighting polio – an emergency response in Nigeria 2016-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Brian Finley on Sep 07, 2016
    On September 8th, the Rotary Club of Squamish celebrated its 50th anniversary with a dinner at the Squamish Valley Golf Club.  Our special guests were RI Director Dean Rohrs and Rhino,  District Governor Lyn Stroshin and Alex, District Governor-elect Don Evans, MLA Jordan Sturdy, and Mayor Patricia Heintzman.
    Rotary Club of Squamish Celebrates 50th Anniversary Brian Finley 2016-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Foundation 100th and Philippines end polio role celebrated Peter Roaf 2016-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Brian Finley on Aug 28, 2016
    Help Rotary to eradicate Polio from the world forever.
    End Polio Now Brian Finley 2016-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Aug 26, 2016
    DIRECTIONS:  Add 400 Rotarians & partners, add a hefty dollop of Rotaractors, Interactors, RYLA & YE students, stir in energetically sensational keynote speakers, blend in rousing entrainment, finally a hefty measure of fun. Mix vigorously and enjoy. For conference 2017 registration and details go to
    Conference 2017 2016-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Aug 20, 2016
    You are invited to a Regional Rotary Foundation seminar at the Wosk Centre in Vancouver. With RI President Elect Ian Riseley as the keynote speaker.  This is not an ordinary seminar. It is interactive using the unique resources at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue.  You will fully participate. Register Now!
    The future of The Rotary Foundation 2016-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
    District reps contribute to youth camp in China 2016-08-03 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jul 31, 2016
    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.”
    David Forward Speaker at Conference 2017 2016-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
    RI President John Germ on membership 2016-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
    Quesnel an early visit by District Governor 2016-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
    Grades 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. The 25 students attended the camp 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. For more on RYLA >>click here>>
    Students in Grades 8-10 enjoy July Rotary youth camp 2016-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jun 28, 2016
    June 25th turned into a beautiful Whistler day as DGE Lyn Stroshin was inducted as the 2016/17 Governor of District 5040 by RI Director Dean Rohrs. Over 70 Rotarians, family and friends gathered from far and wide to participate in the celebration hosted by the Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium and lead by PDG Gordon Daglish. Click here to view the photos on facebook.
    DGE Lyn's Installation Celebration 2016-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jun 17, 2016
    DG John Anderson's Reflections on District Conference 2016. Video by Kyle Gomes a member of the Hugh Boyd Interact Club in Richmond.
    Looking back on Conference 2016 2016-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
    Welcome to the newest member of the Rotary 5040 family.
    DG John Anderson on May 18, 2016 presented the charter to the Rotary Community Corps (RCC) of Burnaby, BC, District 5040.
    RCC chartered in District 5040 2016-05-19 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Brian Finley on May 14, 2016
    May 15. 2016 was the Official Opening of the Rotary Pavilion at the Squamish Legacy Sports Park. The project was funded by the Rotary Club of Squamish, a District 5040 grant from the Rotary Foundation, and the Sea to Sky Nordics Club. Thank you to our partners, volunteers, and donors who helped make the vision a reality.
    Rotary Pavilion at the Squamish Legacy Sports Park. Brian Finley 2016-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Peace Centers 2016-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by John Anderson
    The Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation has established the “Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund” to assist in the rebuilding of that city following this tragic fire. The Charitable Foundation is now ready to accept donations, for which tax receipts will be issued. The Foundation will rely on an independent committee of Fort McMurray stakeholders (including the Rotary club and the municipality) for advice on disbursal of the funds.

    This fund is being established after consultation with DGN Frank Reitz (resident of Fort McMurray) and Fort McMurray Rotary Club President Jeanette Bancarz.

    Donations may be from individuals or corporations. Rotary clubs may wish to facilitate this process by collecting donations, and then forwarding either the individual cheques or a cheque drawn on the club’s account for the total amount, along with a list of the donors and their addresses and postal codes.

    Please forward donations to:

    Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation
    c/o Rotary District 5370 Office
    16030 – 104 Ave.. NW
    Edmonton AB T5P 0S3

    and annotate cheques “Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund”

    If you wish to make a donation using Visa, MasterCard or American Express, you may do so by using the Canada Helps website and the Charitable Foundation’s link:

    In the comments section, please indicate that the donation is for the Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund.

    Many thanks!

    Julius Buski, President
    Rotary District 5370 Charitable Foundation
    Fort McMurray Fire Relief Fund Established John Anderson 2016-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
    Conference 2016 Photos 2016-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
    Conference Program 2016-04-27 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Penny Offer on Apr 18, 2016
    The Council on Legislation approved two key measures that will give clubs greater flexibility in their meetings and membership. Both were proposed by the RI Board of Directors and passed overwhelmingly after vigorous debate.
    2016 COL Gives Clubs Flexibility Penny Offer 2016-04-19 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by John Charbonneau on Apr 07, 2016

    This video shows how one club presents Paul Harris Fellow recognition. The presentation uses slides to highlight the change in peoples lives that the gift to The Rotary Foundation made. By relating the Paul Harris Fellow recognition to the recipients of the aid the new Paul Harris Fellow and the audience understand the full impact of the gift. The video was created John Charbonneau, Rotary Club of Tsawwassen.


    PHF Presentation with gusto John Charbonneau 2016-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
    Council on Legislation Meets Penny Offer 2016-04-04 00:00:00Z 0
    We have held this event for the past 31 years. It is a bike ride from Vancouver to Harrison Hot Springs Resort, a distance of 120km.  It is held the second Sunday in July and this year falls on July 10th.  The event is run to raise funds for the deaf and hard of hearing in British Columbia and we have raised over $2.8 million in our 31 years.

    This picture is of Baljeet and Jaspreet Rakmo. Jaspreet has a cochlear implant and he has been doing very well adapting to the new technology.
    Rotary Club of Vancouver Annual Bike-A-Thon Jack Zaleski 2016-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Mar 31, 2016
    Here is an exciting video message from DG John Anderson on the selection of two very high profile speakers to the line up for the District Conference 2016. Also one very well know Canadian entertainment icon. April 1 is the last day to register and receive a $25 discount. Details at The announcement of the keynote speakers will officially be made on April 1.
    New Conference Keynote Speakers 2016-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by John Anderson
    Congratulations to District Governor Nominee, Don Evans who received The Caring Canadian Award from His Excellency David Johnston, Governor General of Canada at the Chan Centre, UBC on Friday March 4th. The award recognizes individuals who volunteer their time to help others and to build a smarter and more caring nation. The award also highlights the fine example set by these volunteers, whose compassion and engagement are so much a part of our Canadian character. Accolades Don on this well deserved honour and thank you for the volunteer service you have given.
    DGN Don Wins Award John Anderson 2016-03-21 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Mar 19, 2016
    Leadership, team work, communication and membership development were key areas of discussion at the first in a series of District 5040 Assemblies.
    District Assembly a Success 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Mar 19, 2016
    Here is the March issue of the District 5040 Conference News. Update on keynote speakers, Rotary Jeopardy coming to conference 2016, New Audain museum opens in Whistler, registration goes over goal of 300, just days left to save $25 on registration and Much More
    Conference 2016 Update 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
    100 Years of Doing Good in the World 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Brian Finley on Mar 09, 2016

    One in two girls wish they were someone else.

    Local day camp that aims to build girls’ confidence gets a boost from Rotary.

    The Rotary Club of Squamish donated a cheque for $3200 to the Howe Sound Women's Centre in support of the Girl's Camp for young girls. 
    Read the full story from the Squamish Chief HERE.
    Squamish Rotary Supports Girls Camp Brian Finley 2016-03-10 00:00:00Z 0
    2017 Rotary Peace Fellowship Gloria Staudt 2016-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Brian Finley on Feb 27, 2016
    Visitors learned about Rotary and  a new water park for Ladner on Saturday Feb 27th at Port Metro Vancouver office in Trenant Park.  The water park is one example of Rotary's many contributions to our community of Delta and region and to communities in need all around the world. It is the first time that the new Rotary event booth was on public display.
    Ladner Club holds a Rotary Day Brian Finley 2016-02-28 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Feb 21, 2016
    The February District 5040 Conference 2016 newsletter is online. Check out the savings on early registration, new keynote speaker, special tours of the Chateau Whistler, cooking classes and much, much more.
    Conference 2016 Update 2016-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
    District 5040 Youth Conference 2016-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
    We are happy to announce that all three Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) sessions will be made available to Rotarians on Thursday, April 28th at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler.  This will be an opportunity for those who have never taken RLI training to start and for those who have partially completed the RLI courses to continue.  The fee for each course is still only $85 and includes all of the pertinent course material, refreshments and Lunch.
    Rotary Leadership Institute sessions available at the District Conference Tim Cawdell 2016-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
    To any who are planning to join us and attend the Rotary International Convention, we look forward to spending this exciting time with you. The Convention dates are May 28 through June 1, 2016.

    Please let us know if you plan to attend.

    We would like to know who from District 5040 will be in Seoul – we always get together and have some fun times at International Convention. To make sure you are on our list, just drop me an e-mail and we will build our group.

    There are some tours available through Indus Travel in Richmond and details can be had through the Download section on the left of our home page – click the link to either open or download the details for the tour or tours in which you are interested. You can also call Maryalice Golinsky at Indus Travel, Direct Line: 1-778-773-9850 for more information.

    Don Evans and Deb   604-988-3435
    Rotary International Convention – Seoul, Korea Don Evans 2016-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by John Anderson
    DGE Lyn Stroshin and her husband Alex are attending the week long assembly for over 500 governors for the 2016-17 Rotary year. Lyn and Alex are seen here with Rotary International President-Elect, John F Germ and his wife, Judy. The President- Elect has just announced his theme for next year, Rotary Serving Humanity.

    District Governor Elect at International Assembly John Anderson 2016-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Brian Finley
    On Jan 8th, the Squamish Reporter published an article about the Rotary Club of Squamish. The article gives a brief history about the club, and highlights the club's plans for 2016, in both our local and international communities.

    To read the full article, click the More button
    Squamish Rotary Club featured in the Squamish Reporter Brian Finley 2016-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jan 03, 2016
    The Rotary Foundation received a $500,000.00 gift from the late Fred and Bette Cotton of Vancouver. The funds received on December 30, 2015, will support the Rotary International polio eradication campaign.
    Gift of $500,000 to fight Polio 2016-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
    Save $65 per person




    On behalf of all the Rotarians in Korea, I invite you to the 2016 Korea convention. We are all looking forward to welcoming you and making your trip our very special gift that goes far beyond your expectations.
    A Personal Invitation 2015-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Dec 05, 2015
    The Rotary Club of Sunshine Coast Sechelt held a successful public event on Friday, December 4, 2015. Rotarians and the general public were invited to hear about Rotary’s work on polio eradication. Polio survivor Ramesh Ferris spoke the more than 150 people who attended the event.
    Public Polio Event held on Sunshine Coast 2015-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Dec 02, 2015
    Videos of all presentations and a report with text of presentations is now available for the very successful Rotary Day of Dialogue organized by District 5040 on November 21, 2015 at the Wosk Centre in Vancouver.
    Rotary Day of Dialogue Report & Videos 2015-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
    Day of Dialogue Evaluation - Success!!! Chris Offer 2015-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Nov 27, 2015
    This is a video annual report from the Rotary Club of Richmond Sunset. The club works closely with the Interact clubs they sponsor. The club also uses Rotary Foundation district and global grants effectively. The video shows the wide range of projects the club and their Interact partners support.
    A successful year of Rotary - Richmond Sunset 2015-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Nov 25, 2015
    The Rotary Day of Dialogue was a tremendous success. The event was the first Rotary Day of Dialogue held anywhere.
    Day of Dialogue a Success 2015-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
    “An Effective Rotary Club” presentation by Brianne Haxton, Rotary International, Manager Membership Services 2015-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
    Push-Ups, Push-Ups, Push-ups and more Push-Ups was the theme for our social night and dinner Nov 20, 2015.  Our pre-dinner entertainment was a push-up challenge between 4 Rotarians.  Although arms were weary, spirits were high, as each competitor was cheered on by onlookers.  
    Rotary Club of Richmond Push Up Challenge Raised over $5,500 2015-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
    The College Height Secondary School Interact Club, a junior division of the Yellowhead Rotary, has entered a full size tree into the Festival of Trees.  This is Prince George's 100th anniversary and the Festival hopes to have 100 trees and we are a part of something really special.
    Prince George Interact Youth Share the Gift of Giving 2015-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Liz Scott on Nov 02, 2015
    Do you know a young person between the ages of 15-19 who would like to visit another part of the world this summer and immerse themselves in the culture? Then perhaps the Rotary STEP (Short Term Exchange Program) is for them.
    STEP is a family to family exchange for Rotarian families and families recommended by Rotary clubs. Students from here typically stay with their host family for 3-5 weeks and then the two students will travel back together and spend 3-5 weeks together here.
    There is no cost to the Rotary club!

    STEP (Short Term Exchange Program) Liz Scott 2015-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown
    MLA Kathy Corrigan Statement on Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown's Rotary Coats for Kids, October 8, 2015 in the BC Legislature.
    Rotary Coats for Kids Campaign Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown 2015-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Oct 21, 2015
    Meet the Rotary Day of Dialogue "Initiators".  Agenda details, registration, hotel and more . . .
    Rotary Day of Dialogue 2015-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Sep 30, 2015

    Congratulations to District Governor Elect (GETS) Lyn and Alex Stroshin, Rotary Club of Whistler Millennium. DGE Lyn attended the Governor Elect Training Seminar in Providence, RI.

    DGE attends Zone Institute 2015-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Penny Offer on Sep 14, 2015
    This short video explains why you should take RLI. The next RLI Part 1 is October 24, 2015 - Registration is now open - to register click HERE
    What is RLI? Penny Offer 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
    You're Invited To A Dinner Cruise With The Vancouver Rotary Club Linda Ens 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
    DG John Anderson and Conference Chair Rick Lewall have announced the first keynote speakers for conference 2016. Emmy award-winning journalist Penny LeGate, Ezra Teshome, District 5030 Seattle 2013-14 District Governor, and Julia Phelps, Rotary International Board of Directors for 2014-16 representing Zones 24-32.
    Penny LeGate
    Penny LeGate Ezra Teshome Julia Phelps
    2016 Conference Keynote Speakers Announced Rick Lewall 2015-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by John Anderson
    Wondering what PETS is all about? Pacific Northwest PETS is one of the premier training opportunities for Rotary President Elects. Check this video out get a glimpse of what makes it so awesome.
    Rotary Pacific Northwest PETS--Why You Shouldn't Miss It! John Anderson 2015-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Sue Godey
    On August 13,14,15, 2015-2016 Outbound Students, and their parents reconnected with each other and the Youth Exchange Committee, Rotex, (previously returned youth exchange students) and District Governor John and Claire Anderson under sunny skies at Rebound Orientation, located at Gavin Lake Forestry Camp, a beautiful setting in the Cariboo just east of Williams Lake.
    Rebound - Youth Exchange Sue Godey 2015-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Luke Vorstermans on Aug 15, 2015

    At the District Conference last April, the Rotary Club of Gibsons put out a challenge to the other District Clubs to: Help Us Roll 1000 Hippos. Needless to say, our display booth garnered lots of attention!

    Click on the link below to view the digital presentation of the Challenge. It gives the background to this simple innovation and also highlights the smiling faces of the women who were blessed with our club's action:


    Join the 1000 Hippo Roller Challenge Luke Vorstermans 2015-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Pavilion Underway at the Squamish Legacy Sports Park Brian Finley 2015-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Sue Godey on Aug 15, 2015
    On August 13,14,15, 2015-2016 Outbound Students, and their parents reconnected with each other and the Youth Exchange Committee, Rotex, (previously returned youth exchange students) and District Governor John and Claire Anderson under sunny skies at Rebound Orientation, located at Gavin Lake Forestry Camp, a beautiful setting in the Cariboo just east of Williams Lake.
    Rebound Orientation at Gavin Lake Sue Godey 2015-08-16 00:00:00Z 0
    Everyone loved the Rotary Beef-in-a-Bun Brian Finley 2015-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
    Government of Canada Partners with Rotary Foundation Canada to Eradicate Polio Worldwide and Reduce Poverty in Developing Countries. During the next four years, the Government of Canada will contribute two dollars for every dollar raised by Rotary Foundation Canada in support of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s Endgame Strategy, to a maximum contribution of $12 million. The Government of Canada will also contribute up to $6 million to support Rotary Foundation Canada’s efforts to help advance maternal, newborn and child health, secure the future of children and youth, and increase sustainable economic growth in under-served communities in developing countries. 
    Government of Canada Continues Support of Polio Eradication and The Rotary Foundation 2015-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Lesley Erasmus
    Thursday July 2nd to Sunday July 5th 2015

    As the sun rose over the ranch of Rotarian Carman Hendry – one could feel the excitement of the Leaders and Rotarians waiting for 38 boys and girls to register for RYLA camp. Known as RYLA Lakelse this camp used to be held at a beautiful lake property owned by the Kinsmen. This property is currently in need of repair and not suitable for our RYLA camp. Instead of cancelling as we had to in 2013 we went ahead with plans at this beautiful ranch. So in 2014 and this year our camp took on a new life.
    RYLA Lakelse 2015 Lesley Erasmus 2015-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
    Following on from the announcement about Nigeria's important milestone, you may be interested in a publication currently on the website. Click on the image below to be taken to the document.
    Nigeria Tool Kit 2015-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted on Jul 22, 2015
    On 24 July, Nigeria passed one year with no new cases of wild poliovirus.

    This is the longest the country has ever gone without a case of polio and a critical step on the path toward a polio-free Africa. We’ve come a long way since the bleak years when the virus reached its peak. It was only a decade ago that polio struck 12,631 people in Africa- three quarters of all cases in the world.

    11 August will mark an even greater milestone: one year since the last case of polio in Africa. For Africa to be certified polio-free, all countries in the region, including Nigeria, must go two more years without a case of polio. To do this, all children in Nigeria must continue to receive the polio vaccine, including those in hard-to-reach and underserved areas.
    Message from RI President Ravi - Re: The Fight Against Polio 2015-07-23 00:00:00Z 0
    Rotaract Invites You to the Opening PACE BBQ Gurinder Walia 2015-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
    It’s a great privilege to address you as District Governor and welcome you all to the new Rotary year. Early July is an important time in the Rotary calendar. It is a time to look back at what we have achieved in the previous year and to thank those who have supported Rotary through service at the club and district level. It is also a time of renewal as we welcome our new leaders and learn of their plans for the year ahead.
    Welcome From The New District Governor John Anderson 2015-07-01 00:00:00Z 0

    Ravindran urges Rotary’s 1.2 million members to give the gifts of time, talent, and knowledge to improve lives in communities across the globe

    EVANSTON, Ill., USA (25 June, 2015) — K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran, a business leader from Colombo, Sri Lanka, takes office on 1 July as the 105th president of Rotary International – a global network of 1.2 million volunteers dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.
    K.R. Ravindran Becomes The First Sri Lankan To Head Rotary John Anderson 2015-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
    Rotary’sWalk To EndPolio Now Bala Naidoo 2015-05-31 00:00:00Z 0
    Have you met your club's Foundation goals? 2015-05-14 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Luke Vorstermans on Apr 23, 2015
    What's a hippo roller? It's a simple 'flick of the switch' technology that frees women from the daily chore of hauling water for their households.
    Will your club support Hippo Rollers? Luke Vorstermans 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Chris Offer on Apr 20, 2015

    On April 18 and 19 District 5040 hosted Part 1 & 2 of the  Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) seminars in Prince George. Rotarians from clubs in Prince George, Burns Lake and Williams Lake participated in the training.

    RLI Seminar a Success Chris Offer 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Gurinder Walia on Mar 19, 2015

    Planning for Rotaract's 2015 Roundtrip is underway!


    Last year's PACERS, plus a New West Rotaractor (L to R: Kohey[japan], Anna[Germany], Manu[Argentina], Lulu[Mexico], Giorgia[Italy], and Melissa[New West])

    Rotaract PACE 2015 Planning Underway Gurinder Walia 2015-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Rebecca MacPherson on Mar 17, 2015

    Visit events page for details of RLI course in Prince George and North Vancouver.

    RLI courses in April and May Rebecca MacPherson 2015-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
    Rotary Foundation resource Chris Offer 2015-03-16 00:00:00Z 0
    Rotaract's 2014 Wrapup Newsletter Gurinder Walia 2015-03-09 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by John Anderson on Mar 07, 2015

    District 5040 leadership team 2015-16 - Presidents Elect, Rotaract Presidents Elect and District leaders at Pacific Northwest PETS (Presidents Elect Training Seminar) Seattle



    Club leaders meet in Seattle John Anderson 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Peter Roaf on Mar 01, 2015

    As part of National Immunization Day aimed at vaccinating over 172 million children under the age of 5 across India, Ladner Rotarians Chris and Penny Offer, both Past District Governors, joined a Rotary International team of volunteers from Canada, Switzerland, Australia and the United States to give Polio vaccinations in rural India in late February.

    Rural India polio vaccine given by Ladner Rotarians Peter Roaf 2015-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
    One Club's 'Meal to End Polio' Equals Vaccinations for Over 6,000 Children Shawna Nickel 2015-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
    Update: ShelterBox is Responding in 9 Countries Christopher Loat 2015-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
    Role model of ethical business practice recognized by Rotary Peter Roaf 2015-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Penny Offer on Jan 31, 2015

    RI President Gary Huang urged all Rotarians to Light up Rotary this year by participating in a Rotary Day- a fun informal event in the community to introduce the non-Rotary public to Rotary. On January 24th 2015 the Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown and the Burnaby Rotaract Club in District 5040 partnered with  Canlan Burnaby 8 Rinks to offer a Rotary Free Public Skate.

    Rotary Days on Skates Penny Offer 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
    Hugh Boyd Interact Club wins Rotary International's Video Competition Christopher Loat 2015-01-28 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Roslyn Stroshin on Jan 14, 2015

    Here is a picture of the Whistler Millennium outbound student Caitlin Patersen. She left Whistler for a year in Denmark and ended up hobnobbing with the RI President, Gary Huang. This picture was in the Danish Rotarian.


    Whistler Millennium Outbound Student Roslyn Stroshin 2015-01-15 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Christopher Loat on Jan 11, 2015

    For those of you who have not seen the recent communication, this will bring you up to date on what is happening with Rotary's Project Partner

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    Thank you from ShelterBox Canada Christopher Loat 2015-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Gloria Staudt on Jan 06, 2015

    Are you looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation? Rotary selects some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to receive fully funded fellowships to study at our Rotary Peace Centers. We have created a page on the District 5040 site with links to the resources and the application process. You can find it here.

    Please note the District 5040 deadline for application is 10th April 2015.

    Join us in promoting the 2016-17 Rotary Peace Fellowship! Gloria Staudt 2015-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Gloria Staudt on Jan 04, 2015

    Good information for possible peace fellow applicants in your community.

    Rotary Peace Centers Gloria Staudt 2015-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by John Anderson on Dec 02, 2014

    Rotary District 5040 is conducting a search to fill the position of District Treasurer when Terry Miller, the current treasurer finishes his term in June. The position is a three-year term starting July 1st 2015. Among the treasurer’s duties he or she serves on the Board, is responsible for managing funds and reports on the finances of Rotary District 5040. The treasurer participates in budget development and works closely with the Governor and the Board to ensure the district meets its financial and reporting obligations to the District and to Rotary International.


    Interested Rotarians who have financial qualifications/accounting and or experience as club treasurer are asked to contact John Anderson District Governor Elect for more information. John can be reached at or by phone at 604 948 2944.

    District Positions Open John Anderson 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Chris Offer on Nov 27, 2014

    This short video, in a unique visual way invites you to join The Rotary Foundation – Bequest Society. The video explains how the Bequest Society supports Rotary’s humanitarian and peace goals. It also describes the recognition members of the society receive and the $1 billion goal for the Endowment Fund.


    Your Rotary Legacy Chris Offer 2014-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Kenneth Wilson on Nov 25, 2014

    The District Nominations Committee has selected Don Evans, nominated by the Rotary Club of Vancouver of Vancouver, for District Governor to serve in 2017-18.

    This nomination is pending any challenges submitted by clubs pursuant to Section 13.020 of the RI Manual of Procedure – Nominating Procedure for Governor.

    I would like to congratulate all the nominees that were selected by their clubs and thank them for their commitment to serve our District as District Governor.

    Ken Wilson
    District Governor 2014 – 2015
    District 5040

    Congratulations To Don Evans Kenneth Wilson 2014-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Gloria Staudt on Nov 12, 2014

    ImageSara Eftekhar has received word that she has been named as a 2015 Rotary Peace Fellow. Sara will pursue a Masters at the Rotary Peace Centre at the University of Bradford in the UK in the field of international studies, peace studies and conflict resolution. The one-year Fellowship covers fees, living and travel expenses and an applied field experience, in excess of $50,000 USD. Sara was chosen out of many candidates and is one of only four Canadians to receive this world-wide honour.

    Sara’s passion for peace and social justice is born out of conflict. She and her family fled turmoil and persecution in Iran for a better life in Canada when Sara was 8. Sara’s volunteerism and leadership throughout her school years earned her the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, an Outstanding Youth Award from the Mayor of North Vancouver, the YWCA Vancouver’s Young Women of Distinction Award, and was the youngest to ever be named among the Top 25 Immigrants of Canada. Sara graduated from UBC with honours in Nursing.

    Sara Eftekhar of North Vancouver is Named a Rotary Peace Fellow Gloria Staudt 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by John Charbonneau on Nov 05, 2014

    At a time when it would be so easy for high school students to forget about the events of past World Wars, our South Delta Secondary School Interact students braced the wind, the rain and the cold to install the Remembrance Day Crosses at the entrance to Tsawwassen on Thursday after school.

    South Delta Secondary School Interact Students Remember John Charbonneau 2014-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
    Rotaract October Update- Rotaract Club of Squamish Gurinder Walia 2014-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
    Posted by Christopher Loat on Nov 04, 2014


    The Conference Committee is pleased to offer a special one-day Registration for Interact and Rotaract clubs in District 5040. Note this offer only applies to these groups and is not offered to Rotarians. The full programme of events for the day can be found by following this link.

    District Conference 2015 - One-Day Interact/Rotaract Registration Christopher Loat 2014-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
    2016 Council on Legislation Penny Offer 2014-11-02 00:00:00Z 0