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 April 26, 2011 - Reported by Brian Lamb

President John, making use a much improved PA system, opened the meeting and Tom Lidkea provided the piano support for O Canada.  The fans at Rogers Arena seven hours later were a little more into it than we were but that was to be expected.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

May 14 Tuscan dinner:

Joan Firkins will be looking for volunteers to work during the evening so please respond when you receive her email
May 9th is the final day for getting your auction items to Lesley Cobus at Monterey Centre.
If you haven’t made your $20 payment to help supply table centre wine for the evening yet, please bring it for Anne Sims next week.

Jim Force is still looking for your used books to help support the Times Colonist book sale coming up very soon.  Please contact Jim right away if you have books that can help this cause, as next meeting is too late.

Pat Crofton provided details about an upcoming Victoria Rotary Club fund raiser on June 3.   A 104-member choir has been practicing in order to put on a benefit concert that evening.  The proceeds will go to support both the Mustard Seed as well as the Military Family Support organization.  There are many other highlights during the evening. Tickets are only $35 and available at Ivy’s and Munro’s bookstores.

Woodwynn Farms Logo

Guest speaker, Richard Leblanc, was introduced by Jerry McLean

Richard is the guiding force behind the hoped for continued development of Woodwynn Farms as a 193-acre working farm that will house up to 96 people.  The concept is modeled after other similar places in the world that provide a stable environment to help get homeless people back on their feet.  Current zoning restricts the number of residents to just 4 so part of the development task is to obtain the necessary zoning in Central Saanich to increase that number over the next 5 to 6 years.   Richard indicated that the approach being used at Woodwynn Farms to help the homeless is generally praised but the location (not in my backyard) is criticized by some.  Richard provided us with a review of what a day in the life of a resident entails and described how they are experiencing success in helping people.  He indicates on average it takes about 3 years or more to turn a person around.

How to donate and more information about Woodwynn Farms can be found at this link.
Woodwyn farms

Richard (above) was thanked on behalf of the club by
Barry Mutter
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Incoming president Joan Peggs announced that Tuesday June 28 will be the evening club installation dinner to be held at the Fairmont Empress Palm Court.   Mark your calendars now.   Tickets for a Bengal Lounge curry dinner will be just $45 per person.

Visiting Rotarians And Guests

Tav MacPherson introduced 3 visiting Rotarians, Pat Crofton (Victoria);
Phil Neroutsos (Saanich); and Al Hasley (West Vancouver); as well as 5 visitors, Monica Pohlman (Jack P), Richard Leblanc (speaker), Jessica VanderVeen (Corey B), Judy Beinder (volunteer at Woodwynn Farms) and Brad Rotto (Gary S).

Al Hasley, Oak Bay Rotary’s first non charter member back in 1974, spoke about a famous battle in the Korean War which had connections to our club in that now deceased former president Owen Browne was a ranking officer in that battle in which Canadian troops played a very important role.

Sergeant-at-Arms Ron Cooley made great use of the last Rotary magazine, not only providing us with information about Rotary but extracting many table fines. 
David Sills, demonstrating how to stretch his weekly allowance by buying only one draw ticket, won the weekly draw.  Now, do the winnings go back into the household fund to be used to reduce future weekly allowances or do they get held on the side to be used for a future whim?  Will we ever know?

NEW MEMBER
Membership Director, Jim Force, 
has announced the prospective membership of Phil Neroutsos. If anyone has any objections to his membership, please contact a member of the Board of Directors.

Date
Greeter & Grace
Greeter & Introduce Guests
Bulletin Minutes
Host & Introduce Speaker
Thank Speaker
APRIL
26-Apr LIDKEA MADSEN MAXWELL MCLEAN MUTTER
03-May BURGER OCKERMUELLER PETRIE PRENTICE CANTY
10-May RAWNSLEY FORCE SCHOPPER SIM SIMS
17-May LAWRIE SNIVELY TAYLOR TIMMERMANS MEALING
24-May AKED MACPHERSON BANNERMAN BEYER BIXLER
31-May MURRAY BURNS LAMB CHAMBERS CHAPPLE
CASH DESK: MCLEOD ... 50-50: GIBBS
CELEBRATIONS MASTER: CARTER ... ROOM SET-UP/TAKE DOWN: MADSEN
PROGRAMS - APRIL (Magazine Month)
May 03 Constable Laurence Riel – Oak Bay Police
May 10 Debbie Thompson – Solve Homelessness
May 17 Ellen Manning, Victoria Emerging Artists
May 24 Committee Brainstorming
May 31 Social Meeting, no speaker
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