District Governor John Anderson, Wife Claire, Assistant Governor Liz Kelly, invited guests, my husband Karim, my son Adam, honorary members and members of our club.
Thank for for being here tonight for this installation ceremony.
It is indeed a very great honour for me to be standing here in front of you as the 64th president of the Rotary Club of West Vancouver.
I would like to start off by reminiscing about our club.
About its incredible history, about its various community projects as well as it service projects worldwide.
Our club was inaugurated in 1953.
In 1954 it got for West Vancouver its very first ambulance.
There was no one to man the ambulance.
Members of the club took it upon themselves to get first aid certification and they manned the ambulance.
I am sure you will agree that where we are today, in the lounge of Capilano Towers is indeed the finest achievement by our club.
This Towers is a seniors housing complex in the heart of West Vancouver that has 71 units.
It was our club that was instrumental in raising the funds to make this building possible.
What an immense achievement, an achievement that it even more important today with the economic and housing situation at the present time.
Let’s take a brief moment to remember and honour the members that made this dream possible.
A dream that we could not even begin to dream of today.
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