Service Above Self
We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
The Burnaby Fire Fighter's Club
6515 Bonsor Street
Burnaby, BC V5H 3E8
Posted by Carina Tan-Lucero on Aug 02, 2013
Posted by Gloria Tom Wing Staudt on Feb 19, 2013
Feb 23 is proclaimed Rotary Day as the beginning of public celebrations of 108th anniversary of Rotary in the world and 100th anniversary of Rotary in BC .
Posted by Dekker Fraser
Our Wine and Music Festival has been our main fundraiser for the past eleven years. It has been called Burnaby’s premier wine tasting event. Fifteen to twenty wineries and wine merchants offer samples and a number of restaurants provide a variety of foods. The SFU Chamber Orchestra provides entertainment and the silent auction attracts a lot of interest. This year's raffle offers four great prizes:
1) An EPIK electric bike
2) Chef Tasting dinner for 6 at Joeys Burnaby
3) Golf for four at Burnaby Mountain or Riverway Golf Course
4) A $ 100 gift certificate for the Lougheed Town Centre Mall.
Attendees and sponsors have shared with us how much have enjoyed the fun atmosphere at the event. $40/ticket buys you wine, food, music and fun.
Posted by Dekker Fraser
After a number of years of enjoying the hospitality of the Holiday Inn Express at Metrotown, we have to relocate because of renovation to Station Square, so as of March 6th 2013 we will be moving to the Firefighters Club, Main floor meeting room.
On February 18th the three Burnaby Rotary Clubs will be attending the City of Burnaby Council meeting to ask the Mayor to declare February 23rd Rotary Day in Burnaby.
Our Club will be interviewing and sending out students to RYLA South, interviewing and sending a student to Ottawa to participate in Adventure’s in Citizenship and interviewing a candidate for the Peace Scholarship.
On April 20th is our 12th Annual Wine Festival, Burnaby’s Premier Wine Tasting Event, at the Lougheed Town Center Mall, this is our big fund raiser of the year. At this event we will have an evening of wine tasting, culinary delights and musical entertainment. Funds from this event will go to local BC Rotary Literacy Programs, Down Syndrome Research Foundation, Polio Eradication and other local Burnaby and International Charities.
Through the summer we had a number of Rotary Rollers paint outs, were we work with the City of Burnaby to paint out Graffiti. We hosted the Rotaractors, (PACE) visiting Rotaractors from around the world to a luncheon, after which they helped with a graffiti paint out. In August we joined the South Burnaby Neighbourhood Street Party for one of our meetings. In October many members of our club attended the Vancouver Giants Hockey Team which featured, Rotary and Polio on Ice. The district along with our club raised funds to help eradicate polio. Our District Governor visited our club in November and we had the pleasure of showing her firsthand how our Rotary Coats for Kids program works. At the Foundation Dinner in November many of our club members enjoyed the Food, Music and fellowship of other clubs in our District. December was a very busy month, our club had a joint meeting with the Richmond noon club to celebrate 12.12.12 it was enjoyed by all and we all agreed to do something similar again. The Burnaby Rotaractor Club and the Rotary Club of Burnaby Deer Lake joined us for our Christmas Party which was held at Chu’s party room a good time was had by all. Just before Christmas in a snow storm four members of our Club flew to Port Hardy and met with the members of the Port McNeil Rotary Club to discuss and plan a joint Government House Literacy project on a First Nation Community near Port Hardy. Through all of September thru December our Club was very busy, Collecting, buying, sorting and delivering coats for our 9th annual Rotary Coats for Kids campaign, over 1300 coats in all. The Rotary Coats for Kids campaign enlists the help of many Burnaby Organizations, Companies and Individuals.
Posted by Gloria Tom Wing Staudt on Oct 15, 2012
The Rotary Coats for Kids campaign needs your help!
Here is how:
1. Donate new or gently used hooded warm winter coats - all sizes, baby to XL teens. There are several drop off collections boxes. Refer to the poster on the Download section of this site - left hand column - for locations and schedules.
2. Donate cash to purchase new coats( $12 can purchase a coat). Refer to poster for details to drop off cash or mail in cheques
For more informative via email contact: email@example.com
Last year we collected 1700 coats and this year our goal is to collect 2,000.
Thank you for supporting the Rotary Coats for Kids program to help to keep Burnaby Kids and youths warm through the winter.
Posted by Chu Wu on Jul 17, 2012
To be more responsive and relevant to busy lives, we have committed to end our meetings by 1:15pm. Last week, with the impromptu Club Day chaired by Past President Antonia, we ended our meeting at 1:15pm precisely! Chu shared that Club Days are scheduled monthly by most of the other Clubs in both Burnaby and New Westminster. Past President Bala suggested that we schedule monthly Club Days for our club. The idea of adopting one day a month for a Club Day was enthusiastically accepted by members present.
We hope that having a Club Day every month will allow newer members to have more voice in creating the kind of Rotary club that will be more relevant to all members. The Club Day will aim to promote fellowship and dialogues among our members, especially seeking ideas and input from newbies. As we become more successful in engaging and retaining our newer members, our leadership rotation issues will decrease. More importantly, newer members will be able to take more significant leadership roles in building our club.
In order for our meeting to finish by 1:15pm, several adjustments are needed. President Darlene has already said she will not have as much time to eat before striking the bell. Members are encouraged to arrive promptly at 12:00noon to start O'Canada and lunch. Additional fellowship and subcommittee work can be scheduled before noon or after 1:15pm. All Committee Chairs are encouraged to post event details and volunteer requirements on our ClubRunner website, so less time is spent on repeating event announcements and answering same questions every week. Members will then be able to sign up online for the events at their leisure.
If project details and volunteer schedules are posted online, members who miss meetings will more likely be able to participate. All members can preview volunteer opportunities and sign up during non-meeting time. The meeting time should be used as quick reminders and waste valuable minutes away explaining and answering details about the events. Ultimately, the burden of being Committee Chairs and Event Organizers will be lighten as more members learn to use ClubRunner "sign-up board" to communicate and collaborate.
Most importantly, Featured Speaker will need to start his/her presentation by 12:40pm, so that he/she will have 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for Q & A, allowing for more meaningful and dynamic programs. President Darlene will then have about 5 minutes for meeting wrap-up finishing at 1:15pm!
Posted by Chu Wu on Jul 17, 2012
During our Club Day of August 11, a significant amount of energy and time were focused on discussing about New Generations in Rotary. Vivian Geyer has attended many meetings of the Rotaract Club of Burnaby and felt that we have much to learn from them in meeting management and volunteering for maximum impact.
Rotaractors of Burnaby at New Generations in Action Conference in April 2012 - Stephanie McEwan, Dekker Fraser, Dalton Ho, Joyce Fan, Katie Dittrich, Mike Peabody and Michelle Leong
Posted by Chu Wu on Jul 11, 2012
On July 4, Dave’s classification speech focused mainly on his recent experience where he spent a year in Afghanistan to train their police officers. Dave thought it was a natural extension to his calling of serving as a citizen of his community, his country and the world. Previously, Dave spent a significant amount of his career both in Alberta and Ottawa. Dave has experience working in rural communities. Dave has also worked on some very significant security projects at a very high level, including the G20 Summit in Canada. Going to Afghanistan was a way for him to further broaden his horizon.
Posted by Chu Wu on Jul 11, 2012
President Darlene, Past President Bala and Past President Antonia all decided to fly to Powell River on June 27, 2012, to be with our former member Anne Baker for her installation as President 2012-13 of the Rotary Club of Powell River. They all stayed at Anne’s new home, which Anne and her husband has just finished building this spring. According to Bala, Anne was very happy and excited to have all three of them taking the time to visit her for this auspicious occasion.
Posted by Chu Wu on Oct 19, 2011
We are in full swing of another year of Rotary Youth Exchange program. For the 2011-12 school year, we have sponsored an outbound student Jorgina Thompson to Germany and we are hosting an inbound student from France, Laureline Aubry, who has already stayed at my house for a couple of months. She will also be home hosted this year with President Darlene and Mary. As many of you know Laureline is practicing ice skating every day after school. Thank to many of you for taking turn helping Laureline GETTING THERE!
Jorgina Thompson (2nd from right) being welcomed to Germany upon her arrival.
Posted by Chu Wu on Sep 02, 2011
Just wanted to say thankyou to our awesome Rotary Rollers...We now have more young RotaryRollers. Thank you Ahmet and Antonia for bringing your daughters andfriend to participate. What great experiences and lessons learned at anearly age! Interesting what possibilities of how this will impact them inthe future.
One of the buildingowners also insisted on gifting ice cream treats.
Thank you also to Sonia,Vivian and Peter for coming out to help. ( Yes, Peter did one more paintoutjust before driving off to Calgary...plus getting these photos to me..thank youPeter)
This time we painted 2building walls and 2 fences. Enjoy a few of photos attached. More will beplaced on our ClubRunner website when I figure how to do that, unless one ofyou can help do so. Let me know. Thank you.