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
Join us at Noon on Tuesdays at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre ( MAP)
Program for August 31, 2010. Reported by Lynne Murray

The meeting was called to order at 12:15 by our nattily costumed President, John Edgell. Pablo Diemecke (below with John) accompanied us for the singing of O Canada. The invocation was given by Perry Bamji.
John and Pablo

First up was our Past-Pres, Jack Petrie, acting as Sergeant-at-Arms. He played the Heads/Tails game, which was won quickly by Gary Nazar - proving that 2 heads are better than one. (Gary earned a free lunch for next week.) Notable single dollar fines were levied against Jerry McLean for singing the anthem slouched, with his hands in his pockets; Joe Prentice for bagging a deer in Fairfield, and Mark Bedford because he's traveling to the UK for a vacation.

Mark will celebrate his birthday while in the UK. He spoke of our Club's past practice of giving money to the Foundation on birthdays and put $80 into the pot. Thank you Mark! Other dollars were put in by Joe, Lorna Curtis, and Jack Petrie.  Joe was very sad that the deer jumped to its death in front of his car. (Joe: We hope you weren't still driving your Mazda sports car!) He then told us that he and Barbara are driving to the Yukon to get married. Lorna is happy because she is going to meet granddaughter Hannah for real in SFO, and for her trip to Hawaii that will follow.


Click on the Paddle Wheeler above to find out more about what promises to be an exciting convention in May, 2011, and learn about the personalized banner. Joan will be collecting donations from those willing to support Oak Bay in buying a banner for display at the convention.

What's this? Looks like another Oak Bay Rotary Meeting! A prize for anyone who can, unaided, identify ALL of the feet. Even bigger prize if you can identify the one-footed gal! Sorry, but if your toes are in the picture, you're disqualified from the competition!
Rotary Toes

The meeting was informal (very informal, going by the above photo!) since it was the 5th Tuesday of the month. We were meant to have a barbecue but because it was so cold and rainy, Bryon and Co. cooked our delicious burgers inside.

Seen last Thursday at Club-in-a-Pub, where Leyland Cecco told some thrilling and hilarious stories about his time in Turkey as Ambassadorial Scholar: Larry Cecco, Anne Sims, Leyland, Bob Beauvais, and Jim Force.

Jack told us that the Lawn Bowling Tourney was great last week. It was a safe place to say Ooh, nice grass and where one could tell the women Nice weight! And where the men could wear dresses!
Tim bowling

The 50/50 was won by Anne Sims - alas, she drew a black marble. John then introduced the visitors. Don Ohlgren (below with John) stepped up to tell us that our Club has given a total of 4 family aid boxes for Pakistani flood victims, to Disaster Aid Canada - one from our budget and enough money for 3 others through very generous donations from our members.

John Edgell Don Ohlgren cheque presentation

Visiting Rotarians And Guests

Rotarians Anne and Don Ohlgren from Royal Oak Centennial;  
Colleen Force
(Jim's wife);
Laura Randall
(Neil Madsen's wife);
Amanda Mills
(Giles' wife); Tim Doherty (Victoria's husband);
3 guests: Jennifer Hastings, Sachi Snively (John's son) and Brian Burger.

John announced that Andy Anderson (past member of our Club), now the President of the Brentwood Club, is asking for volunteers to do four shifts at the Saanich Fair this coming weekend.

The Rotary Foundation prospered as Neil Madsen gave $100 happy dollars for the 40th anniversary of his marriage to Laura (seen below with John). Thank you Neil.
Neil Madsen and wife Laura Randall
The meeting ended quite early and The Queen was sung by few. Then Tricia took a photo of all the women's feet who had prettily painted toe nails for the occasion of this highly social meeting.

Member Retention ideas from the RI Conference in Montreal:
Make Rotary fun.
Take a club trip together. Form a hiking fellowship.
Go out to Sunday brunch with a group of members. Find out what gets a member excited about Rotary.
Do a hands-on project instead of the regular meeting once a month. Identify a signature project - one the club is known for throughout the community. Create a mentor committee, and offer three-year mentoring to new members.
Develop a buddy system, pairing up a new member with an existing member. Designate someone to round up members who haven't participated in a while and drive them to the club's meetings or events. Plan outings to involve new Rotarians and their families.
Invite families to club meetings.
Promote the practice of younger members introducing other younger members.
Organize a New Generations club to target younger professionals.
Learn more from the Membership Retention: Closing the Back Door Workshop HERE.


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Cash Desk: Cooley; 50-50: Nazar
Sept 07 Tricia Timmermans - ROTAPLAST
Sept 14 Chuck Erickson - Child Malnutrition: The Causes, the Consequences and the Solution
Sept 21 Paul Jonson - NZ has Pizzazz
Sept 28 Committee Brainstorming

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