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 August 10, 2010. Reported by Will Carter

President John Edgell opened the meeting in sartorial splendour with microphone in hand.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lorna reminded us that our lawn bowling social is August 27, an opportunity to have fun and display our hand/eye co-ordination. Snacks will be served.

President John asked that those members who have received multiple Paul Harris Fellowships consider whether they would be willing to donate one or more of their old pins to other clubs which cannot afford to include a medallion when they award  Paul Harris Fellowships. Would you please consider recycling your dormant medallions by bringing them to John?

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On 4 May, 1987, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Rotary International could not exclude women from membership based on gender. Hundreds of women across the United States were admitted to Rotary. The club that started the legal battle, the Rotary Club of Duarte, California, was reinstated after its expulsion from RI in 1978 for admitting women.
Joan's Toes
We've come a long way, Baby!

Fie
Former Exchange Student from Denmark (2004-2005), Fie Klinge, who graced us with her presence over the past two weeks. It was wonderful to see you, Fie.

GUEST SPEAKER - JIM FORCE

Pablo Diemecke introduced our own Jim Force, seen here (on the left) with Peter Johannknecht after the meeting. Jim and Peter

Jim is a long-time educator with obvious interest in raising our awareness of our unrealized potential. His topic today was our strengths, and which ones do we bring to Rotary. By displaying a video entitled "Trombone Player Wanted", he reminded us that a strength is an activity that you look forward to, about which you are inquisitive, and which in the end leaves you feeling good, strong, and magnificent. Strengths make us bounce back quicker, make us more creative, and help us reach our goals. To help us identify our strengths for Rotary, we spent several minutes in discussions about our personal strengths with our table mates. An interesting topic by a great teacher.

The meeting closed with Tom Lidkea leading us in God Save the Queen.

Visiting Rotarians And Guests
Introduced by
Tav Macpherson

Reriate Gibbs, guest of Donald O'Coffey, and Fie Klinge of Denmark, guest of Tav PacPherson.

CELEBRATIONS MASTER:

Celebrator Jack Petrie hilariously cajoled bags of fines out of us for various infractions, but the most memorable was levied against Mary Canty for displaying too much camisole at the neckline! Then we applauded Wyn Taylor, David Philip, and Peter Johannknecht for having successfully reached another wedding anniversary.

In the 50/50 draw, Lorna won but drew only a black marble.

Women in Rotary:
I have a close friend who is a Black Mormon. In the midst of a deep theological
discussion, I once asked him why he was a member of a church that did not even admit Blacks until 1978. His response was to ask me why I was a member of an organization that did not admit women until 1987. Initially I denied any similarity between the two groups because Rotary is not a religion. Further reflection prompted me to reconsider the importance of that distinction.


Read more of this intriguing look at Women in Rotary by Claudette McWilliams of the Eugene Delta Rotary Club here.

And yes, those pretty painted toes over there belong to none other than our President Elect, Joan Peggs. Way to go Joan!

Date
GREETER &
SAY GRACE
GREETER &
INTRODUCE GUESTS

BULLETIN
MINUTES
HOST & INTRODUCE SPEAKER
THANK
SPEAKER
CELE-
BRATIONS'
MASTER
ROOM SETUP/
TAKEDOWN
August
17-Aug Force Lamb Lidkea Toal Johannknecht Petrie Bedford
24-Aug Laurie Chapple Maxwell Madsen McLean Bamji Bedford
31-Aug McLeod McLaughlin Murray Mutter Nazar Petrie Jordan
Cash Desk: Rogers-Warnock; 50-50: Johannknecht
PROGRAMS
August : Membership and Extension
Aug 17 Haida Bolton – Camp Uganda
Aug 24 Committee Brainstorming
Aug 31 Social Meeting, no speaker
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