Rotary Club of Oak Bay Victoria British Columbia Canada Rotary District 5020
2009-2010 Rotary International Theme: The Future of Rotary is in Your Hands
District 5020 Governor 2009-2010: Alex Alexander. Assistant Governor: Tav Macpherson
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Program for August 18, 2009, reported by Perry Bamji in true “Bombay Welch”.
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Power Point Show:
Tricia Timmermans had an excellent continuous-transition Power Point presentation of photographs she took at last Sunday’s Home and Garden Tour. This was a treat for those who had missed the beautiful show of homes and gardens.

Member Announcements:

Shelly Best.
Arrangements for the “Nine and Dine Golf Tournament” scheduled for September 18 at Uplands Golf Club are progressing. We need members to participate.

Jim Force.
We are hoping to organize a “camp-out” in Oak Bay to publicise and raise funds for more Shelter Boxes. We also need to sell 45 remaining Grace Books at $10 each in aid of Shelterbox. Rotarians hoping to visit Rotary Clubs outside Victoria are urged to carry some copies for selling. Sleepouts in a ShelterBox are encouraged as part of the promotion. See Jim for details.

President Vicky: Policy decision.
A Fundraising Committee has been created to coordinate the club's  major fundraiser each year.  Committee structure is President Elect (Chair), President, Directors of Community Service and International Service and two or three key fundraisers.


Rotary Trivia
As one of the most significant and fastest-growing programs of Rotary service, with more than 10,700 clubs in 109 countries and geographical areas, Interact has become a worldwide phenomenon. Almost HOW MANY young people are involved in Interact?

The Sergeant will have the answer on Tuesday - know or be fined!

Ceccos lynne nels jim

Ambassadorial Scholar
Lynne Murray
introduced Leyland Cecco our outgoing Ambassadorial Scholar for District 5020 for 2010.  He topped this year’s list of eight candidates and was judged to be “the best candidate ever to come before the selection panel”. Nels Granewall and Lynne have been actively involved in Leyland’s Rotary involvement first as a former Youth Exchange student and now as an Ambassadorial Scholar. Leyland who is going to Turkey (Adanan University), was sponsored by Lynne as a Paul Harris Fellow. A PHF medal and certificate were presented to Leyland by AG Tav Macpherson. Jim Force will be Leyland’s Sponsoring Club Counsellor.
Seen above with Leyland and his parents, Pamela and Larry Cecco, are Nels, Lynne, and Jim.

Guest Speaker
Canada/World Youth Program - Ellen Perkins

Ellen Perkins Wynne Taylor

Gary Nazar introduced Ellen (seen above receiving a 4-Way-Test mug from Wynne Taylor) as a high-energy, confident and dynamic person. Ellen, a graduate of Oak Bay High School, spoke with infectious enthusiasm about her upcoming volunteer exchange in the Ukraine with Canada World Youth in the organization’s international educational program. A requirement for participation is that she must raise $2500 to help fund her trip.  Since the program's creation 37 years ago, 31,000 young people between the ages of 17 and 24 have lived and worked as volunteers in communities in Canada and overseas. Ellen will spend three months in Ostroch, Ukraine, along with other young people from across Canada and Ukraine. During this time, she will be living with a local family and will be involved in a community-oriented work project. In December, her group of 18 youth and 2 project leaders will depart for Port Alberni, British Columbia where they will also live with families and work in communities for a similar three-month period.  If you would like to read about Ellen's adventures through this exchange, please visit  If you would be interested in supporting or learning more about Canada World Youth, please visit

Visiting Rotarians And Guests

Introduced by Heather Aked:

Nels Granewall of Saanich Rotary;
Bill Randall of Gulf Breeze, Florida;
Tim Paul of Campbell River Day Break.

Leyland Cecco, Pamela Cecco and Larry Cecco, hosted by Lynne Murrary.

Ellen Perkins, speaker, and Guest of the club.

Sergeant @ Arms
Rod Sim

Ron Cooley was fined $5 for not picking up his birthday card for months!
Lorna Curtis gave $2 as an “early bird” leaver.
Any person who could have done a little better for the Home and Garden Tour but did not, was fined $1.

Lynne Murray and Nels Granewall paid a dollar each. Ted Harrison paid $2 for his forthcoming trip to the Yukon (which he called Paradise) and announced that his biography would soon be in bookstores. (To the best of this reporter's knowledge Ted did not pay any advertising bucks!).

Jim Force who had already spoken several times during the meeting, also told a joke. Jim was promptly quietened by Jack Petrie by paying $2 and demanding that he shut up.

The 50-50 Draw
was won by Joan Peggs.


Rotary Trivia
Rotaract clubs may only be based on a university campus. True or False?

The Sergeant will have the answer on Tuesday - know or be fined!
August 25: Cationa & Chris Harker: SUPPORT MEANS NEVER HAVING TO SAY "IMPOSSIBLE” (How Societal Change Occurs Through The Education of Young Women in Tanzania)
September 1: CLUB ASSEMBLY

25-Aug Best Beyer Carter Canty Chambers
01-Sep Chapple Cooley Croft Curtis Davie
Cash Desk: Firkins; 50-50: Timmermans (Aug); ... Force/Madsen (Sept)

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