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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Program for January 9, 2007, reported by Joan Peggs

President Tav opened the 24th meeting of the current regime by inviting Jan Stirling to play for O Canada and Doug McDougall to recite Grace.

Visiting Rotarian & Guests, introduced by Jerry McLean

Gillian Carrigan, Victoria, Envir. Anal. & Property Manager;
Margaret Patrick & Donna Carrigan were guests to be inducted as members;
Kyle Danielson was the guest of Jim Force;
Kim Duffus, guest speaker, was guest of the Club.


Roster Revision:
see David Sills if you need any changes.
Critical Matter Public Conference: Lori McLeod noted 10 inspirational speakers, January 27 at the Victoria Conference Centre from 1-5:30 pm

Below are Nominators, Barry Mutter and Joan Peggs with our two newest members, Margaret Patrick & Donna Carrigan.

Photo by Will Carter

Jim Force , Chair of the International Committee made a presentation to Kyle Danielson of $750. Kyle was the speaker at the Club meeting of January 2, 2007 – he spoke on the needs of the population of Malawi.

New member inductions: Margaret Patrick and Donna Carrigan

Jack Petrie referred to the goals established by President Tav: Membership to grow to 60 and to increase the % of women members in the club. Both of these goals will be met after the induction of Margaret and Donna.

Margaret Patrick was introduced to the Club by Joan Peggs; Donna Carrigan was introduced
to the Club by Barry Mutter. Details of the new members were in last week’s Bulletin.

Joan Firkins welcomed both members into the fellowship of Rotary; both were presented with the appropriate membership material. President Tav welcomed both to the Club.

Sergeant at Arms
  Sergeant at Arms Mark Bedford was in good form; here are some of his fines: President Tav was fined for false flattery;
Vicki Pitt was fined for not having a safety harness for her glasses (glasses lost at sea!!);
Joan Firkins and Neil Rawnsley were both fined for ‘pre lunch’ survey of the buffet table;
Mary and Les Canty fined for arriving late.

Anniversary for December: Rod and Brenda Sim.

Birthdays – January 10th Joan Firkins. The Club members launched into a ‘pretty pathetic’ rendition of Happy Birthday. (Scribes note – Joan, I hope your birthday is a more enjoyable event than the rendition of the song sung at the meeting!!)
Sad $ - Neil Madsen – is quite surprised that the S@A has not used his ‘godly’ connection to ask for a cessation to the wind, rain etc. that has been plaguing Victoria!!
Happy $ - Neil Rawnsley – Rotary Foundation is certainly prompt with the tax receipts as many have already received them; Vicki for enjoyable holiday in Mexico + new glasses.
Draw – fortunate winner was Neil Madsen, $17, but missed the pot of $106.

Guest Speaker, introduced by Angele Munro

Kim Dufus, Executive Director South Victoria Home Care Society.

Her special interest is home support. South Victoria refers to the area encompassing Oak Bay, Gordon Head, James Bay and Fairfield. Home care is care ‘in the home’; it is now much more popular than institutional care. It is cited as the success of the health care system. A decrease in government funding, other associated costs, increase in technology has resulted in a greater possibility to keep people in their homes; there is also a desire to stay at home. Home care is a provincial/territorial government responsibility. The concept was initially developed in 1970 in Ontario. BC began a long-term care program in 1978. The 1990 definition of Home Care is: a service enabling persons to live at home, often delaying/omitting care in a public facility. Home Care falls under the jurisdiction of VIHA – Vancouver Island Health Authority. 716,000 persons are served by VIHA.
Some of the specific services offered under the Home Care umbrella – nursing, physiotherapy,
social work, end-of-life care, access to residential care facilities, occupational services.

‘Patient’ is assessed by a “health care team”
- case manager
- liasion case manager – works in the hospital to assess those who have been admitted
- quick-response team – their main role is to assist the ‘patient’ to avoid a hospital stay
- clinical assessment
- home support agency

The role of the government health care worker has changed over the years. Initially their role was to assist the ‘patient’ with meal preparation and house keeping. Both of these activities
have been removed as other systems are in place to cover these (e.g. Meals on Wheels).
The health care worker of the 21st Century is to assist in personal care, medication administration, and live-in services.

The Home Care support services are in operation 365 days a year, 24 hours a day. Workers receive residential care training (4 month course at Camosun, Malaspina). Employees are membes of BCGEU. Pay ranges from $17.33 to $18.95/hour; good benefit package.
As their training is in such demand it is difficult to retain workers.

South Victoria Home Care Society was established in 1978. It is a non-profit organisation; has a volunteer Board of Directors; 36 administration staff; 320 workers. Average wage is $32.45/hour. A residential facility operated by the society is St. Francis by the Sea on Dallas Road; established in 2000. This facility houses 12 people.

Lynne Murray thanked the speaker.


Jan 16 Club Assembly
Jan 23 Vocational Visit, University of Canada West.
Jan 30 Dr. David Johnston, Jungian Psychologist.
Feb 6 Sara Dubois - Wild Animal re-habilitation.
Feb 13 Marnie Sakura, return exchange student.
Feb 20 Linda Matherne, Power of the second choice
Feb 27 Gordon Stuart, Faith in Action coalition.
Thank Speaker
16 Ockermueller O'Coffey Mclean Mutter Petrie
23 Philip Picken Pitt Pritchard Rawnsley
30 Sills Sim Snively Sims Stirling
January Cashier: AKED; 50-50: PRENTICE


Oak Bay Rotary Officers:
President - Tav Macpherson
President Elect -
Jack Petrie
Past President -
David Maxwell
Secretary -
Leslie Rogers-Warnock
Treasurer - Brian Lamb

Service Directors:
Administration -
Barry Mutter
Public Relations -
Tricia Timmermans
Foundation -
David Maxwell
Membership - Jack Petrie
Service Projects -
Dallas Chapple
International - Jim Force
Sergeants @ Arms -
Mark Bedford
& Ben Andersen

Attendance: Lynne Murray

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