Scribe Sept. 13
This was the official D.G. visit
Rick Singh talked about types of Rotary clubs – brick and mortar vs. E clubs and the combination.  He told of a club that films its meetings and has a growing number of people on line.
Pat Hahn introduced Lindagene Coyle, Emery Dosdall, Bob Gray and wife Helen, and Carlos Galvez and wife Angelina.
By Lindagene Coyle.
Pat told us that Carlos is from San Salvador.   He came to Vancouver in 1968.  He was sent to Dawson Creek for 2 years by the Salvation Army.  He is now stationed in White Rock.  He and Angelina have 3 children the youngest of whom is 21.
Linda told Carlos and the audience that Rotary has numerous programs for learning about Rotary and presented Carlos with the new member package.  Carlos now has 2 pins as he was a Rotarian before.
Lindagene showed a short video promoting the District Conference which will be held this year on a cruise ship, the Eurodam, out of and returning to Seattle with stops in Victoria and Vancouver.  The dates are May 8 to 12.  So far 50 0f 57 clubs are represented.
She also hopes to see up to 50 clubs from District 5050 receive the Presidential Citation (normal is 3 to 5 clubs).
Emery Dosdall introduced Lindagene.  She has 15 years in Rotary.
Lindagene asked why there are D.G. visits and answered that some members would never meet the D.G.  She also gets to know clubs and their members.  She then spoke of International President, Jim Risely’s theme “Rotary Making a Difference” which speaks to the general public as well as to Rotarians.  She spoke of key areas of which the first is membership.  Others are the Rotary Foundation (EREY), Leadership Development, Youth, Public Image, The Rotary Brand, and Keeping Informed.  She repeated the importance of the District Conference, the presidential Peace Conference and the International Conference.