Rotary Club of Oak Bay Victoria British Columbia Canada Rotary District 5020
2011-2012 Rotary International Theme: Reach Within to Embrace Humanity
District 5020 Governor 2011-2012: David Stocks. Assistant Governor: Tav Macpherson
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Meeting August 9, 2011. Reported by John Jordan. Photos Jack Petrie

Jack Petrie thanked all the volunteers (a few at right) who joined the cookshack party at the Bowker Creek Art Show. The beautiful day brought out thousands for a wonderful community event which Jack displayed on the wide screen with a slide show.
hot dogs

Joan Peggs explained that the Chair of the Membership Committee is vacant and the Club is searching for a member to fill it. Brian Lamb is leading a search among members for a President Elect for the year 2012, a position that leads to fame and fortune, indeed.

Members are reminded of the barbeque party planned for Saturday, August 27. It's to be held at the home of Tav and Diane Macpherson.

The regularly scheduled Club meeting on Tuesday, August 30th is a Social Meeting and thus in a unique location. We will meet at Glenlyon Norfolk School, at York Place and Oak Bay Avenue, for an elegant lunch-in-a-bag and an historical walking tour. It is yet to be determined if the historical tour will visit sites of local history or if the walking tour itself will somehow make history; maybe both!

Mary Canty reported that Ted Harrison is doing OK these days and hopes to come for lunch again soon. Foster Isherwood is in good spirits, but in hospital.

Volunteers Bowker Creek Brushup
Tom Croft
and Corey Burger, of the Oak Bay Community Association, presented a first copy of a magnificent artists' rendering of the Oak Bay Community Green Map with points of interest, trails, and historical references. A first edition of 6,000 will appear in September.

Jim Laing introduced Steve Duck of the Help Fill a Dream Foundation, who presented club members with a moving description of the brave children who are lifted from the restrictions of their debilitating illnesses by the foundation. Operating only on Vancouver Island, the Foundation has for over 25 years, helped 1900 families fill in some of the gaps in the continuum of care they face with a disabled child. It may be providing facilities for family visiting the child during a hospital stay, a special piece of equipment like an electric bed, or fulfilling a child's dream wish.

Their intervention inspires a child or a family to believe in the possibilities of life inspite of its heavy burdens. In exchange, these kids and their loving families inspire others to value the gifts of life we have. Steve invites us to help fund one of the 50 interventions Help Fill a Dream will make this year.

Tom Lidkea thanked our speaker for his inspiring talk, and then led us in the Queen.

Brannan and LeslieBrannan Petrie and Leslie Rogers-Warnock helping out at the Hot Dog Stand at the Bowker Creek Brushup.

Introduced by Peter Lawrie
Visiting Rotarians: Delia Jackson from Quernevaca Club, Mexico and Bill Ashley from Port Angeles Club, and Guests Tom Croft of the Oak Bay Community Association, and David and Batya Westler of Oak Bay.

Bill Ashley of Port Angeles Rotary introduced his club's project to raise funds through a car raffle, and offered tickets for sale to members of our club. Bill announced that in the tradition of Rotary fellowship, he offers his guest cabin on ocean-view property 20 miles west of Port Angeles to any Rotary visitors. Call ahead to confirm it's not already promised, as two couples in this cabin is more than fellowship. Bill didn't leave a phone number but we'll track it down and publish it.

Delia Jackson
of the Cuernavaca club, who is back again in her previous hometown of Victoria, shared details of a water recycling project for schools her club is sponsoring; they are seeking supporters. A series of filtering pools returns grey water for sanitation purposes, preserving their scarce drinking water.

Jessica Van der Veen gave us a sketch of the Rotary Inter-Country Committee which promotes fellowship and understanding between 2 countries, through youth and adult exchanges, home stays, and professional training exchanges.

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Aug 16 Tim Maloney – Mercy Ships
Aug 23 Alan Roy – Schools in Tanzania
Aug 30 Social Meeting – OB Walk
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