Rotary Club of Oak Bay
2006-2007 Rotary International Theme: Lead the Way
District 5020 Governor 06-07: Erik Frederickson

Join us at Noon on Tuesdays at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel - 1175 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC, CANADA, V8S 2N2
Directions to Hotel

Program for August 1, 2006, reported by John Edgell


Joan Firkins announces that it is now possible for Canadian Rotarians to contribute online at the following address:
Just follow the self-explanatory instructions.
Before you start, be sure to have your Member ID number
(check your New Member package, or ask Leslie if you can't find it)
and your Club number (Oak Bay is #45) handy.

Important Notice: Annual Dues are payable NOW!

Garage Sale Guru, Mark. Looks like it was a successful sale!
(This week's photos by David Sills)

President Tav welcomed everyone and commented that August is Membership and Extension Month. O Canada was led by Tom Croft and John Edgell. Irene Davie’s Grace suggested that we we should all be thankful for our blessings and that we should think of those who do not have these advantages.

Visiting Rotarians & Guests, introduced by David Maxwell:
Pat Elias, Zanzibar, Stone Town, Director/Educator;
Bruce Willats, Laguna Beach, ? Classification;
Dorothy Mutter and Deborah Hodgkinson were the guests of Barry Mutter; Laura Randall of Neil Madsen; and Paul Brookes of Barry Mutter.

Barbara Bristol-Price
reported on the health of the club:
Tom Lidkea’s mother in law is gravely ill; Lorna Curtis has been told to do nothing for 3 weeks to let her back heal; Foster Isherwood was welcomed - he had been missed; Leslie Rogers-Warnock’s husband David is home and on the road to recovery.


Garage Sale proceeds were reported by Garage Master Mark at $ 756.00. He thanked everyone for their contribution. CONGRATULATIONS TO MARK & COLLEAGUES! New Blue Member information sheets are available from David Sills.

Jack-o-lantern Jack watches while Barb makes sure the money rolls in

Home and Garden Tour: AUGUST 19/06 Saturday. Heather Aked reported that volunteers are largely in place but she needs two to direct parking at Victoria Golf Course - a morning and afternoon shift. Call her if you can help.

Tav drew everyone's attention to the website where the Club annual goals are now posted. He invited everyone to check them out.

Tav announced that the Directors had accepted with regret Bedriya Hromic’s resignation. Her new job does not allow her to attend meetings.

Tav has more of the “Lead the Way” lapel buttons if anyone wants one.

A letter of thanks was received from the Oak Bay Police 100-year anniversary event to which we donated $500 in support.

Membership Month: Jack Petrie Director. Please think hard about who you would like to come and join the club. There is a “chit” you can obtain whereby the Club will pay for the visitor's lunch if members would like to take advantage of it.

Volunteers are needed on the day.
Contact Heather Aked
if you can help.


Friday August 25th at Cordova Bay. Please contact Dave Maxwell or Lori McLeod if you can help, and Ron Cooley if you can be a Hole Sponsor

Golf Tournament UPDATE:

Laurie McLeod reported that 57 golfers and 15 Hole Sponsors are confirmed.
There is a need to double these numbers ASAP.
Dave Maxwell and Laurie have tickets and MORE INFO.

These are our major fundraisers;
it is hoped all members can help.

Sergeant-at-Arms Mark Bedford put up $4.98 for a successful Garage sale and added 2 cents for the lady who wanted to haggle over price. $1.00 was required from all who did not participate in the garage sale. Giles B. was fined for his “test” which created conflict between Mark and his Grandson. Tom C. was “late”. Anyone not paying their Dues was fined $2.00 and everyone was warned that this fine would repeat. Barry M. was fined $2.00 for not bringing his Mother to an earlier meeting. Anyone not wearing their name badges was fined; and a lovely cellular tune had the owner fined T.E. along with everyone else who had not turned theirs off.

Happy and Sad $:
Leslie (happy) David home and doing well. Ted H. (sad) tale of the HSBC machine eating his money. Neil R. (sad) having sports withdrawal with Daughter moving on. Heather A. (happy) put in $1.00 for a good holiday--Mark suggested she tell Tim her good time was only worth $1.00 Draw: Tav had the ticket but did not get the white marble.

Guest Speaker Constable Paul Brooks was introduced by Lynne Murray.

Paul has been a Victoria Police member since 1995 after 6 years with the RCMP in Saskatchwen. His report was on a Multicultural Camp he runs every summer at Camp Columbia on Thetis Island. This event is sponsored by the Victoria Police with help from Coast Capital, Thrifty’s, Starbucks, and the School Districts. Teacher’s at area High Schools select teens to participate. Teachers and 60 students attended this past year arriving on Wednesday and staying until Sunday. The experience of meeting speakers who have experienced discrimination has been a very powerful experience. On the Saturday night at a special “candlelight ceremony” each participant must give their personal interpretation of how the speakers have impacted them, and in school teams they must come up with an “Action Plan” for implementation at their school. The camp is having a very powerful impact according to our speaker. Some of the speakers last year were Alex Nelson, a Residential School survivor; Peter Gary, a holocaust survivor; Mr. and Mrs. Virk, talking about their Daughter Rena; a Rwanda survivor; and a gay couple. The students are from grades 8 through 11. The teachers are volunteers; they are involved in doing the selections for the camp. The Annual budget to run the event was $15,000 last year. They are planning on doing it again this year.
Ted Chambers thanked the speaker on behalf of all the members.
Programs for August
August 8 Ken Stratford - The current and future economic prospects for Victoria.
August 15 Vocational Talks: Steve Harthill and Therese Eley
August 22 Maureen Fritz-Roberts. Rotary theme.
August 29 Club Assembly - in the Snug.
Roster August, 2006
Greet/Intro Bulletin Intro Speaker Thank Speaker
8 Force Granewell Jackson Harrison Lamb
15 Lidkea Maxwell McLean Ockermueller McLeod
22 Murray Munro Mutter McDougall O'Coffey
29 Picken Pitt Pritchard Rawnsley Phillip
August Cashier: R Sim ; 50-50: P Diemecke

President - Tav Macpherson
President Elect - Jack Petrie
Past President - David Maxwell
Secretary - Leslie Rogers-Warnock
Treasurer - Brian Lamb

Service Directors:
Administration - Barry Mutter
Public Relations - Tricia Timmermans
Foundation - David Maxwell
Membership - Jack Petrie
Service Projects - Dallas Chapple
International - Jim Force
Sergeants @ Arms -
Mark Bedford & Ben Andersen
Attendance Chair: Angele Munro

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