Rotary Club of Oak Bay
2007-2008 Rotary International Theme: Rotary Shares
District 5020 Governor 07-08: Norm Watts
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Program for Aug. 14, reported by Don O’Coffey.
Ted Harrison Bowker Creek
David Sills caught this shot of Ted Harrison being interviewed at the Bowker Creek Brush Up.

President Jack presided and asked Jan Stirling to play for O Canada and Wynn Taylor to recite grace.

Visiting Rotarians & Guests:(introduced by Jim Force)
Susanne Hayward, Barrie Huronia, Lawyer;
Carol Toal, South Cowichan, H.R.;
Wendy Hetman, Victoria, Realtor;
Stan Wiens, Missisauga West, Accountant;
Brenda Molloy-Measures, Missisauga City Centre, Pharmacy-Educ.,
Marguerite Trussler, Edmonton, Judiciary;
Gary Nazar, Calgary S.;
Bruce Willats, Laguan Beach;
Martin Bell, of Reading, England, was the guest of Wynn Taylor

Banner Exchange:
Stan Wiens exchanged a banner from Missisauga West. His wife, Brenda, will send us one from Missisauga City Centre, and also received one of ours.

Jim Force threatened to introduce all members who have not yet paid their dues as guests at the next meeting. Tav Mac reminded everyone of the golf tournament next Friday and that donations, players and volunteers must be finalized. Leslie Warnock asked for hosts for a Rotary Friendship Group. Contact her for details. Lorna announced that 23 have signed up for the Titanic expedition. Don’t forget that District Gov. Norm Watts will visit us on Sept. 4.

Sergeant At Arms:
Brian Lamb succeeded in emptying a few pockets, notably Ron Cooley’s. For reasons that only Ron and the sergeant seem to know, Ron was obviously anxious to keep it that way. Jerry McLean was fined for not doffing his chapeau for the Queen. Lorna Curtis paid two dollars for being late and also two more for leaving early. All brokers were fined for letting the market fluctuate so much. The Sgt. questioned the legality of David Sills selling motorcycles from his basement. Some fines for questions about the Rotarian. Read that book folks. Many happy and sad dollars: George Pritchard for a hole in one. I hope he put in more than a dollar for that.

happy birthday Birthday cards were given to John Edgell & Don O’Coffey and anniversaries were celebrated by Dallas & Len Chapple and David & Chris Philip. David donated $50 for 50 happy years. Wolf S. won the draw but drew black.

Guest Speaker
Christopher Bowers was introduced by Jerry McLean. He took a B.Sc. at UBC, then a Masters in Education. In addition to teaching school he teaches sunday school and is also a musician. He is the executive director of Community School Interviews, a registered charity. He offers this program to the public through workshops and in school classrooms. His motto is: The process is simple the results, profound. He noted that today’s students have no way of relating their class room experiences to the real world, so hence the program brings in speakers from that real world. The program has a web site:, and an e-mail: are offering a 90-minute workshop at the Oak Bay Library Sept 13, 2:00pm -3:30. The main idea is if we ask the right questions it is amazing the stories that come out, the experiences we can learn from, the connections we can make. In the schools they bring in high profile people for the students to question. The students have a profile of the guest in advance and have time to formulate questions that may bring forth some very interesting answers. This process gets the students involved in a different way of learning and seems to be very effective. There is a short saying on the website by Albert Einstein which is appropriate. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow, the important thing is to never stop questioning. I suppose it follows that we should know how to question correctly. Christopher gave some interesting examples of the profound questions students asked. When Dallas Chapple participated she was asked, “How has working on a PhD helped you to become a top performing realtor?”. Another question (I’m not sure who of) was, “Why did you get all that education and not use it?”. He related another story of a man who is now a successful teacher and mediator, but he had to claw his own way through his education
because his family was non supportive and in fact told him that his duty was to earn money to contribute to the family. An aboriginal student asked him if his major motivation for success was his desire to succeed in spite of his family. The man was embarassed but admitted that this was so. Christopher then put Club members through a short but interesting example of the power of asking questions of each other. Altogether, an interesting fun session.
Our guest speaker was thanked by Hans Ockermueller

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August 21 Peter Sherk - Humanitarian Aspect of Afghanistan
August 28 Mandy Parker & Veronica Osborn - Mount St Mary Foundation
September 4 District Governor Norm Watts' Visit
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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