Rotary Club of Oak Bay
2007-2008 Rotary International Theme: Rotary Shares
District 5020 Governor 07-08: Norm Watts
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Meeting of August 7, 2007, reported by Steve Harthill.
President Jack
called the meeting to order and asked us to sing O Canada a cappella and Wendie Hogarth to recite grace.

Petrie Bamji Lawrie
New Members
Joan Peggs
introduced the new members, Perry Bamji (transferring from Kingston, Ontario)
who was introduced to the club by John Edgell, and Peter Lawrie (new to Rotary) who was introduced to the club by Don O’Coffey. Jack welcomed them; Tom Croft took photos.

Visiting Rotarians & Guests:(introduced by Cedric Marsh)
Bruce Hooker, Saanich, Real Estate;
Gary Nazar, Calgary, S/A;
Henny de Gruijter, Sooke, President Elect;
Bonnie Thomas, Denver S/E., Wellness Services;
Marguerite Trussler, Edmonton, Judiciary.

Tim Thomas was the guest of Bonnie Thomas and Betty Pitt of Vicky Pitt.

Lori McLeod gave an update on the upcoming golf tournament.
Steve Harthill presented a fellow Yorkshireman, Les Canty, with a bottle of The Best Beer in the World.
Neil Madsen reminded members to put their nametags in the correct slot.
Lorna Curtis talked briefly about her role as District Youth Coordinator, reminded members to detail any prizes in the list circulated for Golf Day prizes, and gave advance warning of an IMAX event on the 22nd September for 25 people.

Sergeant At Arms
Brian Lamb was in fine fettle and levied general fines for anyone not wearing Rotary pins and for having no guest at their table. Several directors were fined: Tav, Leslie and David.
Ben and Ron were fined for previously attending meetings wearing uniforms and so causing consternation among some members; Lori was fined for NOT plugging Golf the previous week.
Bob Beauvais was fined for neglecting his hosting duties on July 3rd. And these two below escaped! Hmmm.

Sills Picken

happy birthday We all sang Happy Birthday to Margaret, and wished Wynn congratulations on his anniversary.
Sad and Happy Dollars - There were many this week including Les (donated as he’d received a bottle of beer and corrected Steve as everyone knew that Barnsley Bitter was the best beer in the world). Dallas and Perry both donated; Ben invited all members to his upcoming retirement leaving event at the Rec Centre (details have now been emailed to all members); Mary thanked John for keeping in touch from the Kootenays; Doug donated $15 as he was sad at moving house; Joan because of receiving her first CPP cheque; Perry
Donna as she had realized that someone was talking of make-ups not make-outs;The draw ($17) was won by Don O’Coffey but drew a black marble

Guest Speaker
Brian Lamb introduced Kyle Danielson, a previous speaker, who gave an update to members
of how their monies were helping at St Andrews Clinic in Malawi. Kyle reminded members that Malawi had a population of 12.5 million people and less than 100 doctors. The clinic supports a population of about 310,000 people, who, like the rest of their countrymen, are subsistence farmers and suffer from HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, food shortages and famine. Many basics of life that we take for granted, such as clean water and electricity, are absent, and, consequently, many diseases are actually preventable. Kyle showed some emotionally moving pictures throughout the presentation. It is one of 43 malnutrition clinics in the whole of Malawi, and has 6 nurses and 2 support officers. Between 100 and 250 people are seen every day. The clinic is privately funded, with Kyle personally raising $110,000. A major current program is the construction of a HIV/AIDS Counselling and Testing Centre. An example of how much our money can procure is, for instance, that $700 will buy 10 medical packages that will provide up to 10,000 treatments. Kyle’s next trip is in December; it takes up to 4 days to get there, and is totally funded by individuals donating Air Miles. His email address is
(Note that Kyle would welcome Air Mile donations from members). Carl Jackson said thank you on behalf of Rotary

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August 14 Christopher Bowers - Power of Personal Story
August 21 Peter Sherk - Humanitarian Aspect of Afghanistan
August 28 Mandy Parker & Veronica Osborn - Mount St Mary Foundation
September 4 Assembly - DG Norm Watts attending
September 11 Cops For Cancer / Tour de Rock - Ron Gaudet (new member)
September 18 Club Assembly
September 25 TBA
September 25 Sarah Godine - Options for Health
October 2 TBA
October 9 Julie Salisbury - Do You Have a Book Inside You?
October 16 TBA
October 23 TBA
October 30 Member Vocationals - Cindy, Kathleen, Wendie


August Cashier: MACPHERSON; 50-50 CARRIGAN

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