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 December 21, 2010. Reported by Tom Lidkea

The Greeters today were  Neil Madsen and Tav McPherson.

Our busy meeting commenced with the conduct of two Annual General Meetings:  First, Past President Vicky Pitt announced that our registered Foundation Society has finally received approval and that as of January 11 we will get a registered number for the purposes of providing tax refunds.  The AGM is a technical requirement.

jacqueline john

Directors of the society are Rod Sim, Tav McPherson, and Jack Petrie.  There is no treasurer and no bank account because there are no funds.  That was pretty much the AGM.  Tom Lidkea moved that the meeting be closed.  There was no seconder and no vote, but we moved on to the next AGM anyway.

AGM Two, for the Rotary Club of Oak Bay, approved the agenda, the minutes from last year, the audit, and pretty much anything else President John asked for.  (Choo-choo!!) 

The slate for next year is:  Secretary: Leslie, Foundation: Lynn, International: Perry again, Community: Peter L. again, and Administration: Heather.  Joan Peggs moved to close, Tom Lidkea seconded, and that was that.

Vicky Pitt gave an unhappy dollar, not because she has been doing the cash table (which seems reason enough) but because she has been forced to use a calculator with her competitions logo on it. 

Alexander
(below) was happy that his grandparents are here.
Alexander

Jack was happy that his recent gospel concert had done well, and Pres John was happy to be going to Vancouver to be with grandchildren.

New member, and today's guest speaker, Jacqueline Mealing drew lucky number 668, which was owned by Ann Sim.

Perry Tav John

President John presented multiple Paul Harris pins to Perry Bamji and Tav McPherson (above), with warm congratulations and urges to wear their pins with pride at every opportunity. 

NEW MEMBER
Jim Force
announced the prospective membership of Gary Smith, and that his name would appear (I guess this is it) in the bulletin.  All I know is that Gary Smith was a great goalie for the New York Islanders.

Guest Speaker: Jacqueline Mealing (pictured at left with John Edgell)

Spinner-Lake-Atitlan

Jim Force introduced our guest speaker, Jacqueline Mealing who spoke about her work in the Lake Atitlan area of Guatemala.  Jacqueline came to our club from Kaslo, where she ran a nature and hiking resort.  She has been a high school art teacher and is currently working as an artist.
Mudslide-lake atitlan
Jacqueline described the work that she has been doing for the past 15 years and announced that our club member, Dr. John Snively, will be going to Guatemala to run a mobile dental clinic.  The team members who Jacqueline has recruited have been committed to improving the living conditions of people in the areas of health and education.  Through a slide show, club members were shown evidence of two disasters:  An tropical storm (Agatha) last spring and a mud slide this past fall that destroyed 90 homes in San Antonio Palopo.  Jacqueline’s group helped the villagers by providing potable water, mattresses, looms, and materials for the weaving that is the main economic activity in the town. The group has also provided about 1,000 stoves in the area – stoves that are more efficient and smoke free than the open, unventilated fires that are commonly used.  The group has also provided training in gardening, in setting up women’s cooperatives, in teaching nutrition and hygiene, and in many other ways.

Jacqueline had five of the hand dyed woven scarves for sale, at a price of $20 each.  The scarves were quickly snapped up, and hopefully there will be more available at future meetings. Brian Lamb thanked Jacqueline for her presentation.

After a rousing rendition of The Queen, the meeting was adjourned.  MERRY CHRISTMAS TO AL (who's Al?)

Visiting Rotarians And Guests
After Grace by Neil and O Canada by everybody, Tav introduced our visitors:  Alexander and his grandparents, Ethyl and Maurice Aked.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Tav McPherson thanked the club for foundation contributions, and noted that Polio Plus contributions internationally have taken off and are moving toward matching the $350 million contribution by Bill Gates. 

Tav presented President John with a Certificate of congratulations for our club performance from District Governor Bob Martin.

Tav-John
John Edgell and
Tav Macpherson.

Tom Lidkea (that’s me) announced that there will be a fourth annual whisky tasting and buffet dinner, to be held on February 4, 2011.  The format will be the same as last year, with a slide show of scenic Scotland and the appropriate distilleries accompanying the whiskies.  The price will be kept at a very reasonable $90 per person.

Peter Lawrie, our Celebrations Master, mastered the following fines:

  • $1.00 to those who have finished their Christmas shopping, and $2.00 to those who have not.

  • $5.00 to John Edgell for his recitation of the Night Before Christmas and references to Pooh (Winnie the or scatological?).

  • Various tables were fined unless they knew the answers to various esoteric questions.

  • Tav, Diane, Lynn, and John Jordan were ratted out by somebody and fined for jumping the dinner queue at the Christmas party.

  • Joan Peggs fined herself $1.00 for being late for her Christmas kettle stint.

 

Date
Greeter & Grace
Greeter & Introduce Guests
Bulletin Minutes
Host & Introduce Speaker
Thank Speaker
04-Jan JORDAN JOHANNKNECHT FORCE DIEMECKE CURTIS
11-Jan MCLEAN CARTER MURRAY MAXWELL MCLEOD
18-Jan GIBBS HAWKSWORTH RAWNSLEY OCKERMUELLER PEGGS
25-Jan BURNS PRENTICE PITT O'COFFEY ROGERS-W
CASH DESK: MUTTER ... 50-50: AKED
CELEBRATIONS MASTER: BEDFORD ... ROOM SET-UP/TAKE DOWN: BIXLER
PROGRAMS
JANUARY
Jan 04 Matt Rutherford – Oak Bay Police and Neighbourhood Block watch
Jan 11 David Bratzer – LEAP – Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Jan 18 Quarterly Club Assembly
Jan 25 Vocational Visit – Lunch and Tour at Legislature
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