Rotary Club of Oak Bay Victoria British Columbia Canada Rotary District 5020
2008-2009 Rotary International Theme: Make Dreams Real
District 5020 Governor 08-09: Brian Beagle Assistant Governor: David Stocks
Join us at Noon on Tuesdays at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre ( MAP)

Program for December 2, 2008, reported by Joan Peggs. Photos Will Carter. CLICK HERE for Print Version

President Neil’s Rotary Quote was from the 1977-78 RI President W. Jack Davis, of the Rotary Club of Hamilton Bermuda, whose Rotary Vision was that Rotarians around the world “Serve to Unite Mankind”. In addressing the 1977 Rotary Convention in San Francisco he said: “Much of the trouble in the world today is not so much the noise of the bad as it is the silence of the good”.

Tom Lidkea played for O Canada & Wendie Hogarth said grace.

Attendance: President Neil is concerned about the low percentage of members attending the luncheons. For example, at this meeting there were 34 members out of a total membership of approximately 60. Members are urged to make more of an effort to attend meetings, and also bring friends.

Sergeant at Arms
Tom Croft was in fine form; fines levied: Dallas Chapple and Rod Sim for arriving late; Ron Beyer and Mark Bedford for not signing in.

Tom Croft Decals

Above, Tom takes offers for Rotary decals - a desperate effort to reduce inventory: Wolf Schopper, Joan Peggs, Peter Johannknecht and Ron Beyer antied up $1. They will remain available.

4-way test questions: Peter Johannknecht and Jerry McLean did not pass! Questions on The Rotarian articles were not answered correctly. Read up for next week!!!

Guest Speaker

Rhoda Waddington, introduced by Peter Johannknecht.

Rhoda Waddington

Rhoda retired to Pender Island in 1992. She was previously employed as a social worker. Interested
in keeping involved in her field, she volunteered at Queen Alexandra Centre for 3.5 years, opening at BC Families in Transition (FIT) - arose as a front line worker.
BC Families in Transition (FIT), formerly known as Separation and Divorce Resource Centre, receives funding from numerous government ministries -$400,000 budget. 2008 is the 30th anniversary of the organization. The organization covers all services from the initial separation to the solution, whatever that may be. All parties in the turmoil are welcome to receive assistance. Numerous programs are offered, such as: Caught in the Middle (CIM); Parenting after Separation; Single Again.
In a separation or divorce, the familial relationship becomes a business arrangement; in the upheaval the children are ‘left behind’. In most separations the children assume they are responsible for the turmoil; emphasis needs to be directed to re-building their confidence to assist them in moving forward. The family unit is the core of society. Children growing up in a dysfunctional environment tend to develop dysfunctional behaviour. These children are the next generation of adults. In many fractured family units grandparents are parenting their grandchildren. A brochure was distributed at the meeting. Further information may be obtained from www.bcfit.org. Telephone: 250-386-4331; email: info@bcfit.org.
Ted Harrison thanked Rhoda for her informed presentation.

BC Families in Transition Office

Location:
812 Broughton, at Blanshard Street, across from the Royal Theatre

Happy and Sad $ - Rod Sim - both happy and sad for his connection with an elderly friend who passed away; Jack Petrie - news from Leslie Rogers-Warnock; Mary Canty was visiting Montreal for the promotion of her grandson (lieutenant in the airforce) ; Joe Prentice is playing ‘Santa’ at many locations; Rhoda (guest speaker) Waddington's youngest son is hoping soon to become a father; 39th birthday of other son.

Visiting Rotarians And Guests
I
ntroduced by John Snively

Rhoda Waddington, our guest speaker, was the guest of the Club.

Announcements

Christmas Kettles: please add your name in the vacant spaces – Rod Sim is coordinator.
Whisky Tasting: January 16th, 2009; tickets $90/person for tasting and dinner; 45 people. See Tom Lidkea (seen below in full promo regalia)
Tom Lidkea promoting Whisky Tasting Night
Book of Graces: please send your grace to Perry Bamji; book will be $10.
No meeting on December 30th.
President Neil read an e-mail from Ross McLaughlin, now in Barcelona where he paid 35 Euro’s for a superb three course meal with wine at a Rotary club.


Happy and Sad $ (cont): Mark Bedford is into selling T-shirts; Perry Bamji has a new 4-way test: is it the truth, will it be fair, will it hurt anyone, will anyone find out; Tav Macpherson thanked all for their bids in last week’s auction and for the baseball caps.

Draw: Ron Cooley had the lucky ticket number but chose a black marble – better luck next time!

 

Rotary Wheel

December Programs

Dec 9

Evelyn Stewart, Broadmead Care Foundation

 

Dec 16

Christmas Party

 

Dec 23

Christmas concert - VIVA choir

 

Dec 30

No Meeting

 

DUTY ROSTER
Date
GREETER &
SAY GRACE
GREETER /
INTRODUCE GUESTS
BULLETIN
MINUTES
HOST/
INTRODUCE SPEAKER
THANK
SPEAKER
09-Dec
Lawrie
Lidkea
Maxwell
MacPherson
McDougall
16-Dec
Evening Christmas Party - University Club 6:30 for 7:15. $47
23-Dec
McLean
McLeod
Murphy
McLaughlin
Murray
30-Dec
Mutter
Nazar
Lamb
Ockermueller
O'Coffey
December Cashier: EDGELL; 50-50 CANTY
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