Speaker Date Topic
Jamie Kyles Sep 26, 2018
Africa Tales

Our very own Jamie Kyles will tell us stories of his time in Africa.  He spent 5 months in Darfur in 2007 working iwth the AU peace keeping force and has been doing volunteer work in Tanzania and other countries for 12 years after that.  With VSO/CUSO and a national Tanzanian NGO, he developed a smallholder farming project in 2008-2009 and received $150,000 USD in 2010 in a UNEP competition.  The original donor committee to a second identical project for $200,000 USD which is half-way implemented and Jamie is working on funding his 3rd project. 

Jamie will regale us with funny / informative stories about my experiences and the path that led to these exciting projects.

President Tom Nov 07, 2018
Remembrance Day Service
Club Business Dec 05, 2018
Election of 2019 - 2020 Board
Lieutenant Governer Janet Austin Dec 12, 2018

The Honourable Janet Austin was sworn-in as the 30th Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia on April 24, 2018. Prior to this appointment, she spent 15 years as Chief Executive Officer of YWCA Metro Vancouver, one of the province’s largest and most diversified non-profits. There she oversaw operations delivering services to tens of thousands of people annually at more than 40 locations.







Other awards and honours include the Business in Vancouver (BIV) CEO of the Year in the non-profit category, BIV Influential Woman in Business Award, the Vancouver Board of Trade Community Leadership Award and Wendy MacDonald Diversity Champion Award, the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals, the Big Sisters Big Heart Award for Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer and the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association Lifetime Achievement Award.

Raised in Calgary, Alberta, Her Honour is a graduate of English from the University of Calgary. She spent her early career in public sector roles in Calgary, working in regional planning and public consultation and communications for the Alberta government. She eventually moved to British Columbia, where she began working with BC Housing and discovered her passion and aptitude for public office. Prior to joining the YWCA, Janet served as Executive Director of Big Sisters of BC Lower Mainland.

Rotary Family Christmas Brunch
NO MEETING Dec 26, 2018
Boxing Day