Jerry Zdril - President and Chairperson
Roberta Zdril
Peter Herz
Chip Bowness
Rick Singh
Carlos Galvez
Pat Hahn
Alan Benson
Scott Phemister
Jeff Richards
Rhonda Latreille
Eva Galvez
Beth Kish
Lynda Simpson
Judith Lougheed
Call to Order and Welcome:
Jerry called the meeting to order at 7:20 am, and welcomed the members and guests.  Scott led the singing of the national anthem and Chip offered the invocation.
Rotary Minute:
Rhonda reminded everyone that August is Membership Month, and shared information about ‘Advancing Women as Leaders in Rotary,’ and an upcoming webinar on this topic scheduled for Wednesday, August 28 3:00 – 4:00 pm Chicago time. 
Canadian Eyesight Global 30th  Anniversary Gala -- August 18
Jerry reminded everyone that they MUST print off their tickets, and if you have not already done so, please pay him for the tickets he purchased on our behalf.
We discussed car pool options. 
District Governor, Brad Whitaker – August 21 Meeting
Brad Whitaker will be attending our Business Meeting on Wednesday, August 21, and has asked for us to hold an Executive Meeting following the Business meeting.
Club Social – Wednesday, August 21
Chip and DawnLynn will be hosting the club social at their home.
14815 Hardie Ave, White Rock, B.C.
 Golfun - August 23 - Linden, WA.
Discussion about pulling together a club foursome.  Pat, Scott and Alan may be able to attend.
August 23-26 - White Rock Rotary - Book Sale
Need volunteers.  Give your name to Jerry if you are able to help out.
Turkey Run - October 6 - Rotary Club of White Rock

October 16 - Johnny Walker Tasting Event

Pat confirmed that the event is still a go.  Although there we can have 15 people participate in the tasting, we encourage everyone to attend. 
Hosted by Rhonda and Herb, house #4 – 1426 Finlay St. (House faces Thrift Avenue)
Beatles Night Fundraiser - October 18
Reminder that we will be collecting donations for the silent auction.
Minimum of $50 value.

President’s Meeting:
Jerry shared that we will be exploring more joint social club events. 
We now have 6 clubs when you include Rotaract.
Rotary International Convention 2020 Hawaii
David Young said he knows of this organization - recommends them highly. 
Non-profit - Semiahmoo House Society - Peninsula Estate Housing Society and Semiahmoo Foundation.  15306 24 Avenue. 
Ask is for us to come to their BBQ - Thursday, Sept 12 - Peace Arch Club bbq (10am -2pm)
Requesting volunteers to assist in preparing and serving food. 
Invited us to take a tour of their centre as well. 
Rick suggested we should ask them to give a presentation. 
We had supported them before - $15,000 over 3 years. 
Jerry needs names asap.  Yola Thomas is their event planner.
Friends of Rotary List:
Rhonda printed off a list of 32 names currently entered into our ‘Friends of Rotary’ database. 
List needs to reviewed and updated. 
Jeff suggested that we send an email blast to everyone on the list to see if they want to receive information and updates from us.
Beer Garden:
Judith reviewed the task list and volunteer assignments were confirmed.
Our footprint has been reduced – we are farther back from the stage, but we have a slightly wider assignment.
Janine confirmed her agreement to provide food (salads) for purchase.
Guest:  Beth Kish,  White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society

Rick introduced Beth. 
Society has been here for 36 years, and this is Beth’s 6th year as their Exec Director.
Volunteer based organization - 7 beds at Peace Arch Hospital.
Intended for those who are believed to have 6 months or less to live. 
The average stay is 13-16 days, and many comment that they should have come sooner.
Hospice - pain and symptom management, and cares for the individual and the family on the end of life journey. 
With the hospice team attending to pain and symptom management, this provides the gift of time for loved ones.
New Supportive Care Centre
Beautiful facility - on budget/on time.
15 beds in new building – open in January.
Purpose built hospice with a home like environment.
Hospital Foundation built the building, and the Society provides the psycho/social counselling and care.
Funding from a Gaming Grant, Rotary, community groups and fundraisers.
Operating capital - approximately 1 million per year.
Train volunteers there - also have clinical counselling, especially with those in anticipatory grief.
Happy to host a breakfast meeting there.

No time limit for support offered.  Beth stressed that grief is an individual and personal process, and we need to respect that everyone has their own journey. 
Counsel in schools or sports group after a sudden death - accidents/murder/suicide - no charge because of support from groups like Rotary.
In addition to clinical counselling, other programs include men’s group, walking group, cooking for 1 classes.
We will look into holding a business meeting at the Centre.

Jerry adjourned the meeting at 8:32 am