After more than one year of preparation, the Rotary Club of Vancouver Centennial finally received its charter from Rotary International in November. We celebrate the establishment of the first and only mandarin-speaking Rotary Club in Canada.

The Charter Dinner celebration on December 6 was enjoyed by many members fromvarious clubs in D5040 - welcoming the first and only mandarin-speaking Rotary Club in Canada.

President Harrison Lin was all smiles as were the 22 men and women as they were welcomed into Rotary as members of the new Club. This is an active and energetic group of Rotarians who already have been involved in community service in a variety of ways.

DG Sonia said at the Charter Celebration "this club has the potential to grow into the largest club in our district"!.

A special thank you to the following for assisting in the Charter of this club:.

District Governor Sonia Wolowidnyk.

Extension Chair PDG Mary Watson.

Sponsor Club Ladner President Mike Story.

Special Representative from Ladner Chu Wu.

Assistant Governor Nancy Nikolai with assistance of AG Penny Offer.

PDG's Ron Neukomm, Chris Offer, and Leo Nimsick.

Picture : Harrison & District Governor Sonia