Rotary Club of Oak Bay Victoria British Columbia Canada Rotary District 5020
2009-2010 Rotary International Theme: The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands
District 5020 Governor 2009-2010: Alex Alexander. Assistant Governor: Tav Macpherson
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Program for April 20 , 2010, reported by Joe Prentice. Photos by Joan Firkins and Leslie Rogers-Warnock

The meeting opened with Tom Lidkea playing O Canada as we sang along. Pres. Vicky related a story pertaining to the 4 way test and proceeded to recite it (the 4 Way Test, that is).

Visiting Rotarians And Guests
Introduced by Barry Mutter:
Rotarian John Heraghty, Harbourside Club;
John Jordan, guest of Tricia; Ross Van Adrichem, guest of Ron Beyer.


Lorna spoke of needing volunteers for maintainance on the Carnarvon Water Park, promptly getting 6.

Pres Vicky spoke about the writing for grant money project coming up on May 8.

John Heraghty From Harbouside spoke of a project his club is involved in.

Shelly Best has been granted a leave of absence for six months. We will miss you Shelly.

Jim Force spoke about the Club-in-a Pub with the next one being April 29. He also reported on the upcoming Interact conference and Shelterbox fundraising displays this weekend. There will be a dozen Interactors from Port Townsend arriving via the Coho Ferry from Port Angeles on Saturday morning at 9:50. Rides are needed from the ferry to the Oak Bay Recreation Centre. This will require several cars. If you are available, please let Jim know indicating how many passengers you can take.

They will also be needing rides back to the ferry on Sunday around 2 PM.


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Speaking of Interact, read here how they are attracting younger people to join Rotary in Duluth Minnesota.


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Tricia asked for volunteers for the Palm Tree sale on May 1; Don, Jack, and Jim all promptly volunteered. Click on the link to find out more about it.

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So you missed the meeting where CEO, Jane Butler McGregor, told of how the Victoria Conservatory of Music is staging a revival. Click here to read about it.

Enjoying the PolioPlus Walk on April 24

lorna and vicky
Lorna and Vicky - more pics below.


Business Reports were presented by Gary Nazar for PR committee and by Jim Force re a Decade of Service. Hand-out was on the table.

The main program was presented by Perry Bamji who presented the idea of Slip-Year funding as a way of avoiding the shortfall  in cash for projects at the beginning of each fiscal year. Perry prodded club members to take action to prevent this shortfall. It requires forward planning in order to build a war chest of funds for club projects. Time was given at the tables to discuss the idea with any questions or concerns to be forwarded to Pres. Vicky and the Board of Directors.

The meeting closed at 1:30 with Tom playing God Save the Queen.

More of Joan's pics from the PolioPlus Walk

Joan's dogs
The Peggs' Pups

Jim Heather
Jim, Heather, and Alexander on the Avenue

Brian and co
Brian and friends at the Penny

Hans and Lesley
Hans and Lesley

Vicky inducted John Jordan into the club; John is seen below with his sponsor, Tricia T.

John Jordan Tricia T

Sgt.-at-Arms Leslie arrived at the podium in time to relieve members of any cash not taken by the Revenuers. She does it more nicely than they do, but not by much. Jerry McLean was fined for parking in a No Parking area. Then there were the usual no badges/pins fines. John Edgell was fined for being away and Shelly was fined for going away. (The Sergeant gets you both coming and going. A no win situation if ever there was one.)

Happy Birthday to Trish and Happy/Sad dollars were paid by Tom Lidkea, Heather, Joan Peggs, Perry, Jim Force, Hans and Tav. The draw was won by Lois Hayes but the Sgt. had lost her marbles so what can we say. Lois gets to pick again next week.

More auction items are needed for Tuscan Night. Auction items must be delivered to Lorna at the Recreation Centre by May 5

Tuscan Dinner

Yes, Our club is hosting "Spring Time in Tuscany" at the Monterey Recreation Centre on May 15. The evening will feature a four-course Italian dinner as well as silent and live auctions. One of the live auction items is a one-week stay for four in a Tuscan villa and includes cooking classes and a 14-course lunch. Tickets for the event are $35 Each. They can be purchased at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre, or by calling 250-595-7946. Proceeds will go toward upgrades for the Rotary Water Park at Carnarvon Park.

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Newly inducted Oak Bay Rotarian John Jordan is keen to shake everyone's hand. Learn more about John and a project he is involved with in Rwanda by clicking here.

You can catch up on any meetings you missed by checking here in the archives.


27-Apr Peggs Petrie Edgell Philip Pritchard
Cash Desk (APRIL): Taylor; 50-50: Hayes
04-May Rawnsley Schopper Sills Sim Sims
11-May Snively Taylor Nazar Toal Aked
18-May Wakely Bamji Bedford   Bannerman
25-May Beyer Bixler Burger Bristol-Price Canty
Cash Desk (MAY): Maxwell; 50-50: Bannerman
April 27 Chris Nucci - Piracy in Somalia
May 4 Eugen Banerman - Al Howie
May 11 Sam Duke - Organ Donors
May 18 Lois Hayes - Vocational
May 25 Cool Aid

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