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Posted by Raj Rajagopal on Aug 26, 2016
Our August Charity Book Sale was held at the Peace Arch Curling Centre from August 18-21, 2016. The location allowed us to display almost all our books on top of about 110 tables. In addition, we helped artists from the community display and sell their works. With assistance provided by volunteers comprising our own members, spouses, Rotarians from other clubs and Non-Rotarians from the community, we were able to conduct a successful Booksale. (see below for the list of volunteers)
All members of the public who came to buy books commented very positively about the venue and suggested we should conduct future sales at this place if possible. The lighting was good, the vast space allowed people to move freely and browse without overcrowding.
The gross income from the book sale was about $21000. Net proceeds would be used to fund worthwhile projects in the community as well as a project in Pakistan in association with Adopt-a-village foundation.
List of Volunteers:
|Darryl Swallow||Penny Coates||Adriel Wilson||Greg Vanstone||Djoke Span|
|Mauricio Browne||Jane Baldwin||Christine Dodgshon||Virginia Lange||Trish Kilgour|
|Jack Klinkhammer||Marilyn Buchannon||Alex Reibin||Thomas Jin|
|David Young||Cathy Swallow||Ron Rumsby||Barry Coolin|
|Van Scoffield||Huguette||Ivan Sadovsky|
|Mark Hambrook||Rita||Lynda Roberts|
|Frank Sequeira||Beth Kish|
|Linda Sinclair||Rob Kish|
|Carla Hanson||Bryson Goodwin|
|Dick Stott||Rowland Kelly|
|Wally Philips||Sean Dickie|
|Don Jones||Renee Corbeil|
A Big Thank You from the Chair of the Book Committee to all the above great volunteers!!
Some photos of the sale event are given in the next page: Please click on the Read More button below
The District 5050 golf tournament was held this Friday Aug. 12th with all funds raised going to the Rotary Foundation for doing good in this world. It was held at Hazelmere golf course in South Surrey and we had 8 members of our club ( sorry 6 and 2 spouses ) that were players and our member Ted Church won a blender. Great fun was had by all!
Denis Boyd, our past District Governor, spoke about a new initiative to return (to some degree at least) to the roots of Rotary. We have seen a shift from a very strong emphasis on business networking (in the early days of Rotary), to a shift away from business networking- to the point where some clubs have fined members for talking business at a meeting! The new theme is “Rotary is open for business”.
To help members who want to identify and connect with businesses that are run by Rotarians, a new web site – www.rotarynetworkingplus.com – has been established, with seed funding from District 5050. The underlying theme is that doing business with Rotarians should mean doing business with business people who are ethical and can be trusted. Denis gave a demonstration of the web site, which is up and running now. There is no charge for registering a business on the website. There are now 152 listings – target is 400-500. While District 5050 has provided funding so far (about $6000 to date), the long term plan is for the website to be self – financing.
Denis’ presentation was well received – those present expressed generally positive reactions to the initiative.
Dr. Har Prashad, a very accomplished man currently consulting for Tribology. Voss is doss? Tribology is the study of science and engineering of interacting surfaces in relative motion. His topic for us was life, love, health and happiness. He broke each word down and provided us insight into how these very personal words impact our daily lives.
Megan Mohan, Semiahmoo High graduate with our $2,000 Community scholarship. Megan will be studying to become a teacher at the University of Victoria. On graduation she plans to work with children competing in the special Olympics. In a brief talk she listed some of her many volunteer accomplishments while in school.
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