Rotary Club of Oak Bay Victoria British Columbia Canada Rotary District 5020
2010-2011 Rotary International Theme: Building Communities Bridging Continents
District 5020 Governor 2010-2011: Robert Martin. Assistant Governor: Tav Macpherson
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Program for May 24, 2011 - Reported by Eugen Bannerman

Corey's
TUSCAN DINNER PHOTOS.

From Will Carter, the Celebrations Master: “If you didn’t watch the Victoria Day parade yesterday, in person or on TV, put in a loonie.” Happy Dollar from Perry Bamji who has just come back from Italy. Happy Birthday was sung to Jerry McLean. (P.S. Will, you asked me 2 weeks ago when my birthday was, and I said, “Yesterday, May 16.” Fortunately, delayed Happy Birthday songs are not in the club tradition!)

Leslie Rogers-Warnock won the 50/50 draw, but not the white marble.

AT THE LAST BOARD MEETING, LEADERSHIP WAS AN IMPORTANT TOPIC. THE CLUB IS STILL SEEKING A PRESIDENT-ELECT. IF YOU CAN SEE YOURSELF VOLUNTEERING TO FILL THIS POSITION, WOULD YOU PLEASE CONTACT A MEMBER OF THE BOARD.

The Annual Oak Bay Tea Party will be held June 4 and 5. Will Carter circulated sign-up sheets to volunteer for this event and will be sending the same out in email format. Will encouraged everyone to take part....not only is it fun, but it is easy money and a lost shift is lost revenue for our Rotary projects.

Peter Lawrie, Community Service: In Peter's absence John Edgell read his notes which listed the 7 projects in which our club participated: Rotary Water Park at Carnarvon Park, sent candidates to RYLA, and AIC, Oak Bay Interact Club, SMART board (SMART “like a touch screen on steroids”) for Quadra School, George Jay school (another SMART board), and Greater Victoria Rotary Literacy Round table. Read the whole report here.

corey

pitt

Perry

On this second sunny day in a row in Victoria, President John opened the meeting with a Welcome, and a comment that at today’s meeting we “look back over the year” as the directors of committees give their reports. Tom Lidkea played O Canada and Lori McLeod read the Grace. And we were soon on our way to the tables (after the guests, of course).

From President John:John Edgell

John informed everyone present that in light of the fact the Board has not been able to find a President-Elect for 2012-13, the Board asked Joan Peggs to do two years as President. Joan (who was not present at today’s meeting) agreed on condition that the members gave their agreement. John asked all members present to indicate their agreement by the raising of hands. Almost all hands went up indicating their favour. (Guests did not vote). Carried.

DIRECTORS' REPORTS

Tav Macpherson, Rotary International Foundation.

John Edgell filled in for Tav. Tav has filed a report rating our club as “Excellent.” We have reached every target we have set.

Jim Force, Membership:

Jim Force

The average age of club members is 65. We have 7 members under 50 and 19 members 70 and over. The good news is that we have active members in all age categories. We currently have 59 members, with two new members to be inducted in June, one new member proposal to be brought forward in June and two high prospects. We have 4 members currently on leave. While it is important to continually induct new members into the club it is also important to build a network of friends of the club. We currently have 35 folks listed on our Friends of Rotary email list. All club members are invited to add one new "Friend of Rotary" to the list. This can be done by asking the friend's permission to be on the list, then sending the person's name (first and last) along with their email address to Jim Force <jforce@shaw.ca>. Our goal is to double the number of "Friends" by the first of July.

 

Corey Burger (left) PR: Channel A weather reporter Bruce Williams delivered his weather report in front of the Malahat Building as part of the End Polio Now lighting campaign.




Victoria Pitt (left) Oak Bay Rotary Foundation: We’re working on setting up rules for how to use the foundation money.


D
avid Sills (right), The Treasurer:
We are awaiting the final figures from the Tuscany Dinner Fundraiser. The closing surplus for the year to date ($34,081) is higher than the opening surplus ($21,671). “Good works will happen when we have the Tuscan Dinner results.”


Perry Bamji
, (left) International Projects: Perry had all 8 committee members stand, to a round of applause. Perry pointed out that we have club members who are doing “hands-on” work, which he calls “sweat equity.” John Edgell in Puerto Vallarta, John Jordan in Rwanda, Tricia Timmermans in the Philippines, John Snively, Tricia Timmermans, and Jacqueline Mealing in Guatemala. To read Perry's full report click Here.

The meeting ended in style with the singing of God Save The Queen.

Visiting Rotarians And Guests

After lunch, Giles Bixler introduced Visiting Rotarians Jarrod Clayton, from the Edmonton Strathcona club, and John Heraghty, from Harbourside. Guests were: Jessica Van Der Veen, (proposed as a new member last week), hosted by Corey Burger, Patrick Tier, hosted by Heather Aked, Jennifer Masturs, hosted by Mary Canty, and Jim Laine, (proposed as a new member last week), hosted by Tav Macpherson.

ANNOUNCEMENTS Eugen Bannerman, SAA, shared the program events for the next few weeks. Tuesday, May 31, we meet for lunch at the Bard & Banker, corner of Fort and Government Streets. We will have our own sitting area, the food is a la carte (you pay what you eat and drink). About 35 members indicated they will be coming. June 7, Interact members at the club. June 14, Club BBQ at Windsor Park. June 21, Showcase June 28, President-Elect Joan Peggs Great Installation Dinner in the Bengal Room at the Empress. (No luncheon meeting). Leslie Rogers-Warnock circulated a sign-up sheet for our Social Meeting, the fifth Tuesday of the month, May 31 at the Bard and Banker Public House on Government Street. Plan to join us for this a la carte visit to one of Victoria newest watering holes.

Joan Peggs is organizing the Installation Dinner June 28 in the Bengal Room of the Fairmont Empress. Please contact her with your intentions.

Memory Café at Oak Bay Lodge takes place the 2nd Thursday of each month. Please email Lori McLeod if you plan to come to the final session for the year on Thursday, June 9th so we can determine numbers. The actual Memory Café session is from 6:30pm till 8:30pm but if you are able to arrive 15 minutes ahead and/or stay 15 minutes following to assist with set up or clean up that would be appreciated. Hope to see you at the Memory Café!

David Sills

DON'T FORGET - THE MEETING ON MAY 31 IS AT THE BARD AND BANKER Scottish Pub, 1022 Government Street at Fort. Sign-up Sheet. A la carte.

Date
Greeter & Grace
Greeter & Introduce Guests
Bulletin Minutes
Host & Introduce Speaker
Thank Speaker
ROSTER - JUNE
07-Jun CANTY PITT CURTIS JOHANNKNECHT JORDAN
14-Jun SILLS DIEMECKE COOLEY LIDKEA OCKERMUELLER
21-Jun MAXWELL ROGERS WARNOCK MCLEOD MUTTER MCLEAN
28-Jun BAMJI O'COFFEY RAWNSLEY PRENTICE PETRIE
CASH DESK: FIRKINS ... 50-50: SMITH
CELEBRATIONS MASTER: SIM ... ROOM SET-UP/TAKE DOWN: BEDFORD
PROGRAMS - JUNE
June 07 Linda Treibert - Ambassadorial Scholar Oak Bay High School Interact Students
June 14 Rotary Family BBQ at Windsor Park Pavilion
June 21 Committee Showcase and Aspirations
June 28 Installation Dinner – no lunch meeting
To view a COMPLETE LIST OF PROGRAMS and THE DUTY ROSTER FOR MEETINGS click the linked words

 

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