Posted by Don Evans on Nov 06, 2017
Saturday, October 28 -  Charter Night for the new Rotary Club of Vancouver Mountainview - and what a night of celebration it is!   More than 200 people from many clubs and the community are out as this new mainly Filipino club becomes the 49th Rotary Club in District 5040.   This is a very special occasion, as President Karen Joy Bation introduces the 26 Charter members of the new club.
A special guest is Vancouver based Consul General Neil Frank Ferrer of the Philippines, who has supported the formation of this Rotary club all the way.   DG Don Evans and Membership Chair Tom Smith present the Consul General with a Paul Harris Fellowship and he is named the first Honourary Member of this new club.
The needed collateral is presented to the club - Past President Grant Yao presents the Rotary bell from the Rotary Club of Vancouver South,   DG Don Evans presents the club's official charter from Rotary International,   DG Don Evans with help from DGE Darcy Long and AG Nancy Eidsvik present the pins to the charter members,   Darcy Long presents the flags and stand, PDG Gordon Dalglish and Rotarian Elena Agala present the club its banner on behalf the sponsoring club - Richmond Sunrise, Mike Storey presents the podium from the Rotary Club of Ladner.    The last new club in District 5040, the Rotary Club of Bowen Island (chartered 2011 / charter night 2012) sends a best wishes card with some funds and a banner.
MC Kevin Evans walks us through the evening, and we enjoy fine food, fellowship, great music, and grand program of events. Can we do this more often?????