Don led the singing of “O Canada” and provided the invocation
Pat spoke about the CD’s he has from his PET’s training that has the speeches from the Keynote presenters. He has them for others to view.
He also reviewed the district assembly that occurred on April 7. It is a valuable opportunity to broaden members understanding of Rotary and its programs.
A reminder about the new Rotaract Club being formed in South Surrey.  Meetings are held every second Wednesday at 6 PM at Laura’s Coffee Shop, next one is April 18.  Ray and Meaghan from the proposed Rotaract club will be attending our April 25 meeting.
Peter mentioned the 5 Club Rotary Breakfast on April 28.  Tickets are available for $15 each.  Our club is responsible for cleanup after the event. A signup sheet was circulated.
The Semiahmoo Club golf tournament is taking place on June 21st. Cost is $400 per person.
Next social is at Afghan Kitchen located at 16120 24th Ave.
Reminder that the next executive meeting will be held on April 18th at 8 AM. The meeting will take place at Ricky’s restaurant on King George Blvd.
Don has the Save on Food cards available for purchase. He requested that another member take on the distribution of the cards for the next 3 weeks. Rhonda agreed to that.
He also suggested that the club investigate how we can support the Humboldt community as it deals with the loss of players from their hockey team.  Suggestions to provide support to youth to play hockey or support a park were offered.  The executive will discuss this at the April 18th meeting.
Jeff cleaned up the storage unit at Rotary House. Will list the items that he obtained for members to review.  Pat purchased 2 tickets to the Wine and Dine event on April 11.
Jeff has obtained a liquor permit for May 23rd.  Members can not bring their own wine to the event. Jeff and Roberta will coordinate the process for the wine and beer.
Pat introduced Preet Pall, the guest speaker.  She spoke about the 15-day Rotary Friendship Exchange to Thailand that she participated in.  The exchange provides for hosting Rotarians from other clubs around the world. She covered the application process, planning sessions and the costs of the program. Participants pay for their airfare, $250 US in cash and any extras in the country that they visit.
The members from Thailand will be in Canada and US April 25 to May 12 of this year.
Members from our club can join planned events if they wish to. Contact Preet Pall at the Coquitilam  club if interested.
Preet also stated that donations of cash or gifts from our club would be appreciated.
Jeff thanked Preet for her presentation.