Rotary Club of Oak Bay
2006-2007 Rotary International Theme: Lead the Way
District 5020 Governor 06-07: Erik Frederickson

Join us at Noon on Tuesdays at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee Street, Victoria, BC, V8R-5E6

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Tav Macpherson

President Elect:
Jack Petrie

Past President:
David Maxwell

Leslie Rogers-Warnock

Brian Lamb


Barry Mutter

Public Relations:
Tricia Timmermans

David Maxwell

Jack Petrie

Service Projects:
Dallas Chapple

Jim Force

Sergeants @ Arms:
Mark Bedford
& Ben Andersen

Lynne Murray


Don't miss the Interact Club's
Fashion for AIDS
evening on Tuesday February 23.
Doors open at 6PM for appys, entertainment,
a Silent Auction, and
Haute Couture
Email Tricia for tickets

CLUB MEMBERS: Click here for Roster and Speaker Information

Program for February 13, 2007, reported by Giles Bixler

Who's wearing the snazzy uniform? Find out below.

President Tav opened the 29th meeting of the “current regime” by calling on Tom Lidkea to play for O Canada and Bob Beauvais to say grace.

Visiting Rotarians & Guests, introduced by Mark Bedford:

Brian Perkins, Wainwright, AB, Agriculture (he later exchanged a banner);
Percy Buttler, Downtown, S/A;
Margaret & Marnie Ainslie were guests of the Club;
Hazel Meredith was a guest of Steve Harthill;
Robert Parker was a guest of David Sills.

Sergeant-at-Arms Mark Bedford began this week’s “deluge of money” with a deluge of fines, beginning with all who were without a name tag or Rotary pin (too many to name). Then fines landed on Joe for not signing in, Carl for late arrival, Neil Rawnsley for talking while the Sergeant-at-arms talked, Hans, Margaret and John for being in line for the buffet ahead of guests, Leslie for no agenda for next week, Brian for snitching on her, Winn for stealing the
Sergeant at Arms’ place, Dallas for walking right past a greeter and ignoring their attempts to greet her, Giles for not being able to give Sergeant Bedford the 103rd anniversary of Rotary and three dollars from each table that could not give the four principles of Rotary. Sad dollars were also recommended for all who have received no Valentine’s card or present. President Tav was recognized for donating his jackpot winnings from last week’s draw to the Rotary Foundation ($181) and proceeded to draw the winning ticket in this week’s draw. He assured us that he once won three in a row, so after next week the rest of us would have a chance.

Jim Force said that Kid’s Kits are 90% complete. See his e-mail for still needed items.
Donna Carrigan reported that tickets are still available for the talk on March 14 by Wilf Wilkerson, president elect of Rotary International (Note that he is only the second Canadian to serve in the position). So far, five Oak Bay members are attending.
Tricia Timmermans announced that the Oak Bay Interact Club will hold a fund-raiser fashion show and silent auction next Tuesday at 6PM at the Victoria Events Centre, 1415 Broad St. Email Tricia for tickets. There are a few left. The Interact students would appreciate items for their Silent Auction.

Guest Speaker, introduced by Angele Munro

This week’s speaker was Marnie Ainsley a Rotary Exchange student who told the club about her year at school in Japan with a slide talk illustrating some of her adventures. She learned to make sushi because one of the families she stayed with had a sushi restaurant. Another family she stayed with cares for a Shinto shrine and Marnie became a Shinto precept.

On request Marnie answered some questions from club members in what sounded like very fluent Japanese. In one slide, she showed all the other exchange students she met in Japan, and, of them, she was the only one who had learned Japanese before going there. And didn’t she look stunning in her summer kimona? Marnie made some very close friends and intends to move to Tokyo when she graduates.

Marnie was thanked by Les Canty, who had been in Japan many years ago; she was presented with an Oak Bay Rotary mug by President Tav, who voiced the opinion of all that she was a very worthy representative of Oak Bay and all of Canada.

New Member Proposal: Bill Phelan has been sponsored by Barry Mutter and his membership has been approved by the Board in the classification of Director, Provincial Government. Full details were sent to all members in an e-mail from Secretary Leslie.



Thanks to Joan Peggs for successfully organizing the Rotary Hearts Sale at Safeway at such short notice, and for all who volunteered to sell the hearts.

February 24-25 are the dates for the
District Leadership Training Assembly

Enrolment can be done online:

The Board has approved $600
to subsidize registration
(to a max of $100 each)
to be divided by the number attending.

All Rotarians who wish to learn
much more about the work of
Rotary International should attend
this training assembly.
You will leave a more enthusiastic,
educated, enlightened Rotarian.
What are you waiting for?
Click the link above now.

If you missed Oak Bay's
Rotary in Action
page in the BLACK PRESS PAPERS on JANUARY 31, 2007
Click here ____________________________

This pamphlet will help you make a membership proposal using Rotary International's standard procedures.

Guest Speaker, Marnie Ainsley
2005-2006 Rotary Exchange Student
to Japan

Feb 20 Linda Matherne, Power of the second choice
Feb 27 Gordon Stuart, Faith in Action coalition.
Mar 6 Brent McNeil, Audiologist
Mar 13 Rhonda Brown, Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Mar 20 Ruth Derrick, Project Literacy
Mar 27 Club Assembly
Thank Speaker
13-Feb Beauvais Bedford Bixler Bristol-Price L Canty
20-Feb M Canty Carter Chambers Chapple Cooley
27-Feb Croft Curtis Davie Edgell Diemecke
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