May 22 – Rotary Business Meeting
Jerry Zdril, President and Chairperson
Roberta Zdril
Peter Herz
Scott Phemister
Chip Bowness
Deirdre O’Ruairc
Brian O’Ruairc
Pat Hahn
Jeff Richards
Rhonda Latreille
Welcome and Call to Order
Jerry opened the meeting at 7:15am, Scott led the national anthem, and Peter offered the invocation.
A.  Funding Requests
1.  State House
Residence in South Surrey, asking for support to renovate kitchen.
We would like to visit and see the property. 
David, from State House, was at the Rotary Gala and happy to arrange a visit.
It was suggested that the meeting be arranged for late afternoon or evening. 
Jerry will share options and welcomed anyone to attend.
B.  Fund-Raising Events
1.  Beer Garden
Pat and Jerry met with organizing committee with White Rock Club hosting other beer gardens.
Objective is to have everything done by middle of June.  Next planning meeting on Monday, May 27. 
Bert has connection for fencing for a whole month. 
White Rock Club has plenty of tables>
Toilets arranged with BIA - city providing tent. 
WR Club selling VIP tables for $500 - 40 drink tickets associated with table.
White Rock Pier Fundraising Committee:  It was suggested from some of the other clubs that the dollars we raise at the beer events be donated to Pier fundraising.
After some discussion, it was determined that the local and international projects more deserving.
Three levels of govt. already contributing to pier. 
Our members not in favour of this use of our fundraising dollars.
Jerry will let our position be known to the other clubs.
2.  Shred Wise
Joanne confirmed prior to the meeting that the Friday Peace Arch News will have our Shred Wise ad. 
Peace Arch Pizza may supply pizza and Safeway will supply muffins.
Scott organizing everything for Safeway — tests and tables etc. 
Deridre has 2 tables to contribute for the event. 
It was agreed that we will just approach people who are bringing a lot of papers to be shredded to make a minimum donation. 
Donate first — then take their stuff to the truck. 
2 or 3 donation tables to catch them at beginning or end....
C.  Updates and Announcements
1.   Dr. Ken Stones -- Volunteer Dental Project
WR Peace Arch club hosted Dr. Stones as a speaker regarding the project to offer free dentistry for those in need.
They are need of volunteer dentists.
Each of us have a dentist - ask them if they can donate 8 hours in one year (2-4 hour shifts) to treat patients in the community who cannot afford an exam or simple procedures.  Sadly in need of dentists.  Also looking for dentists to go to Philippines - they have access to candy and pop and a real problem.  Will speak at a future meeting - Rick arranging dates.
2.  Cadet Graduation -- May 30
Both Chip and Pat attending on our behalf.  Looking for celebratory participants.  Held at Semiahmoo Fish and Game.
3.  Little Footsteps/Big Steps Project for Orphanage in Haiti
Morgan Weinberg ss not in Canada very often and would love to come and speak next time she is in Canada. 
Link to their FB page and like her organization.
4.  District Governor Visit -- August 21
Most members will not be available including our President so it was recommended that we request a date in September when their will be a better attendance.
5. Installation Dinner -- June 19
Rotaract Club invited as well as other clubs.
6. Minutes for Next Meeting
Rhonda announced that she will be away from Friday, May 24 -- Thursday, May 30.
Peter agreed to take minutes -- thanks, Peter.