Program for April 17, 2007, reported by Wynn Taylor
President Tav presided over this 38th meeting of the Rotary year and invited Tom Lidkea to play for O Canada and John Snively to say grace.
Below is Tom Lidkea showing off his well deserved President’s Bookmark. Photo by Jack Petrie.
Visiting Rotarians & Guests, introduced by Jan Stirling:
Wendie Hogarth, Centre Wellington, ON.,
Paul Luxford, Calgary.
Liz Rodiles, our Exch. Stud., as well as
Matt Gerber and Kathleen Froese were all guests of the Club.
Mark Bedford fined John Sniveley for being late as a Greeter. David Maxwell and Will Carter paid $2 for not knowing the name of our newest member (Bill Phelen) and Irene Davies and Tom Lidkea $1 for not knowing his email address. John Picken answered correctly.
Lorna Curtis paid for wearing gaudy but nice earrings. David Sills foolishly had the audacity to suggest that the S/A doesn’t read his emails. Jack Petrie had the audacity to suggest that Tom Lidkea was not a gentleman. Those on the other side of the divide during grace paid $1 for not obeying the president. Nels Granewall stole the S/A’s lines as did Jan Stirling. Neil Rawnsley’s cell phone went off during the Directors' meeting. For not signing in we had John Edgell, Cedric Marsh, Steve Harthill.
Happy and Sad Dollars:
John Edgell only had a penny left to announce his younger daughter Karen’s marriage this weekend in Vancouver but at least it was the last of his children to be married.
Mary Canty enjoyed Pablo’s concert; Pablo is now off to Mexico.
Don O’Coffey thanked the S/A for waking him up the Saturday of the Palm Tree Sale.
Jack Petrie thanked those who worked on the Palm Tree Sale.
Irene Davie is off to Cuba
Les Canty preached that the essence of Christianity is forgiveness and this is not a quality exhibited by the S/A who said he was thoroughly enjoying it.
Happy Birthday to Takahashi Tsuyoshhi, Ted Chambers and Trish Timmermans.
Send her an email on the 23rd.
Ted Chambers won the draw for $17, which he returned to the pot, but drew black.
Oak Bay Tea Party is on June 2 and 3 and Will Carter wants all good Rotarians to mark their calendars; we will be running a booth there on those days and need volunteers.
Lori McLeod as Co-Chair of our Golf Tournament announced its date: Friday August 24th at the Cordova Golf Course, and passed out sign-up brochures.
Victoria Eldercare is also having a golf tournament May 11 at the Prospect Lake Golf Course.
Lorna Curtis will need cheques for the Wine Tour next week.
Guess who is coming to Dinner is this Saturday April 21. Lorna will email participants what to bring and then Saturday a.m. will phone to tell them where they are going.
Jack Petrie launched a new career in fashion modelling…get your Rotary clothes soon.
President Tav reminded us of the Harbourside Hoot April 28
The President’s ‘book mark’ went to Tom Lidkea for ‘tinkling the ivories’.
Donna Carrigan introduced Matt Gerber, the founder and CEO of Teamworks International
Matt gave an inspirational address about his life as a farm boy from eastern Oregon whose time as a Rotary Exchange Student in Australia led to a life of international involvement. Matt was very grateful to Rotary whose investment in him changed his life. Matt studied International Business as a prerequisite for medicine. His international interests have taken him all over the world, particularly Central America and the Middle East. It was while operating on a nine year old boy in Nicaragua who had fallen out of a mango tree that the light struck him that medicine was to be his life vocation. Matt was deeply moved by the question posed to him outside the Centre of Performing Arts in Mexico City: “is it possible
to have hope where you come from?” He now wants to give back to humanity for as he ended his talk, “ to those to whom much has been given, from them will much be expected”.
Mary Canty thanked the Speaker
April 21 there will be a “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” opportunity for members to get to know one another a little better. The format will be as follows -- -- there will be hosts who do not know who their guests are to be and the guests will be kept in the dark, about who their hosts are to be, until the last minute. It is hoped that in future those who are guests will take on the role of hosts. The match ups will take place on the day of the event. The guests will bring either an appetizer or dessert and everyone will bring wine.
Saturday, May 12 there will be a Wine Tour to be held, for members of the club and guests, to visit wineries up island. Five different wineries are to be visited and there will be a gourmet three-course lunch included for the cost of a $90 per person.
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