Richmond Sunrise Rotary Club Bulletin November 19, 2015
Michael Frost, president of the Arbutus club, told us of a fund raising project they have for ridding El Salvador of toxic waste particularly from the sea. Their fund raiser is a Christmas buffet on December 6 at 5 PM at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.  Tickets are $80 each.
Michael also invited us to their meeting on November 27.  Their speaker is Bill Sullivan, lawyer and bioethicist, on the topic of the “right to die”.  Their meeting begins at 12 PM.
Avery is now a member of the club.  We welcome her and look forward to getting to know her.
PDG Gordon conducted the annual general meeting.  The motion to approve revised bylaws was passed.  They essentially eliminate the position of VP which is now President elect and create a new Youth Services directory.
The new board for 2016/2017 was elected.  President Sandra; President elect Heather; Secretary Susan; Treasurer Arnoldo.
Congratulations to all and thank you for your dedication and commitment.
Special Guests
Philip and Sophia from Taiwan
Michael Frost, president of the Rotary Club of Vancouver Arbutus
Florence’s husband Allan
Guest Speaker Summary
Florence gave us a wonderful classification speech ably assisted on PowerPoint by her husband Allan.
She has a degree in business in HK and has studied at SFU.
Florence was regional sales manager and marketer for Qantas in HK requiring frequent travel including Australia and Canada. Florence immigrated from Hong Kong at the time of the turnover.
She was a reporter and anchor for Fairchild Media here. In 2002 shew won the Jack Webster Award for Excellence in Journalism. She helped establish an internet radio station here on which she has hosted a show on financial matters. Florence is also a marketer.
Florence is an avid volunteer assisting the Vancouver Historical Society, Richmond Friends of the Library, Orchid Club and many others.
Florence is a marvelous addition to the club.
Georgina bought an apartment in Steveston and renovated it herself, well, had the ideas.
Riley has gone away for a year much to Sandra’s consternation.
Sandra, Chris and others are mourning the loss of loved ones.
Garth is away December 5 to January 5.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Arnoldo celebrated his three year anniversary with the club
Committee Updates
Pres. Chris, Elena, Susan and Michael will be at the day of dialogue at the Wosk Centre for Dialogue.
Window painting at Richmond Auto mall will be Tuesday at 3:15.
The club presented $3000 to Habitat for Humanity through Chris P. and Debbie M.
The club will match food bank donations up to $3000.
The Richmond Christmas fund meeting to raise gifts of toys and books especially for teens will be held on December 10.  Bring an unwrapped gift and talk about the significance (if you like). That is the same day as the presentation to the Richmond Chamber of Commerce.
The Richmond Christmas fund drive through event at Lansdowne Mall will be held in November 26 following our meeting.
Editor’s Prerogative
Do not forget Doug’s Christmas party December 5
There will be no Bulletin in December unless someone volunteers to sit in for your vacationing editor.