ON LINE DONATIONS TO THE ROTARY FOUNDATION:
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.
CLICK PICS FOR MORE INFO
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.
|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.