Meeting Minutes – January 13

Dear Rotaractor,

Here are the updates from yesterday’s meeting. Don’t forget to see item number 5 (Rotary World Help) on January 17 and this week’s committee meetings.

1. “Home” Screening and Discussion
Sign up and RSVP via EventBrite! Event will take place on January 20:
There is a call for volunteers. A few of us will meet this week to discuss the logistics of the event. If you would like to be at this meeting and/or help on the day of the event, e-mail Miguel at
2. Community Service
Mission Possible was a huge success, we had a lot of volunteers come out and had lots of fun getting to know members of the Downtown Eastside Community over coffee and breakfast.
Variety Show of Hearts Telethon on February 15 from 10:00am-12:00am. Rides will be provided, and please note that this is a 19+ event due to BCLC regulations.
Please email Emma and Charlotte at if you are interested in volunteering at the telethon. There are only a limited number of spots, so they will be doing a random draw if there is lots of interest.
The next community service committee meeting will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) January 13 at 5:00 pm in Irving room 316.
3. Rotaract Mentorship Program

See attachment for more information

This is a program where a Rotaractor will be matched with an Interactor (high school student) as a mentor. There is already interest from Interactors

If you would like to sign up, you need to get your Criminal Record Check (CRC) done. If interested, e-mail Verna at

4. Fundraising

Smaller Events:
Ethical Bean Coffee Sale – January-February
Valentines Day Sale at the SUB – February 13
Block Party Cotton Candy Sale – April: last 3 days of classes

The Event (Large Scale Gala):

Fundraiser Dinner benefiting Downtown’s Eastside First United Church
Simpatico restaurant, 2222 4th avenue
March 28, 8pm-11pm
Dinner, entertainment, speakers, silent auction

Help needed:
Promotion of the event
Finding entertainers
Soliciting silent auction items
Logistics during the event
Join the Fundraising Committee on FB:

Ethical bean fundraiser: rollout for fundraising program will be available at the next general meeting on January 29

5. District Updates | Events

World Help Rotary
Established in 1992 by the Rotary 5040 District, the Rotary clubs developed a relationship with hospitals in Kiev, Ukraine. Due to their need for medical supplies, the Vancouver club has been involved with the donation of medical supplies since 1993.
As of 2012, the project has donated 100 Million dollars worth of medical equipment and is still going strong.
The event details
January 17
Riverview Hospital Grounds
If interested in coming out, ride(s) may be available. E-mail if interested in helping out

6. Professional Development (PD) Conference

The date of the proposed conference will be in February/late March
Next committee meeting will be Friday (January 16) from 3:00-4:00pm
Questions: E-mail Cherie at

Next Club meeting: Monday, January 26 at 6:00pm
Location: ANGU (Sauder Building), Room 235

– The Rotaract Club of Vancouver Team
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