Rotary Club of Oak Bay
2007-2008 Rotary International Theme: Rotary Shares
District 5020 Governor 07-08: Norm Watts
Join us at Noon on Tuesdays at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre (CLICK FOR DIRECTIONS)
REMINDER: PLEASE BUY YOUR TICKETS FOR THE Oak Bay High School Interact Club Gala evening (on Wednesday February 6th from 6pm - 9pm at the Oak Bay Rec Center) AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THE REC CENTRE needs to know meal numbers by MONDAY at 1PM. There will be dinner, entertainment, and a Silent Auction benefiting “Malawi Girls on the Move”. Silent Auction items such as gift certificates to Tigh-na-mara, Moxies, Pags and Munroe’s have already been donated, however they are still seeking additional donations from the Club. THE STUDENTS have been practising band, choir, and other entertainment for quite a while, and NEED YOUR SUPPORT. So please come - and don't forget to bid on some of those great prizes. Tickets for the Gala can be bought at the Oak Bay Rec Centre reception desk for $20 - before MONDAY at ONE!!!!!!

Program for January 29, 2008, reported by Wendie Hogarth
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President Jack carried on the January Rotary Theme of Rotary Awareness by reporting on the Leadership Awards on Wednesday, at which the local Rotary Clubs were sponsors. The piano being locked, O Canada was sung a cappello. Nels Granewall, at the podium to say grace, first reported that Lynne Murray was in the Royal Jubilee Hospital for open heart surgery. All members of the Club wish her a speedy recovery.
Rebecca Marshall of the Interact Club reminded us of their Gala on February 6.
Everyone had noted the birthday cake for Ola, and Jack said we are fortunate to have such a great exchange student, turning 18, so we cut her cake. She is also having dinner Sunday night with her host families. Everyone sang Happy Birthday even though Ola was absent as she was writing an exam.

Visiting Rotarians and Guests introduced by Ted Harrison:

Burton Kennedy, Winnipeg West, S/A;
Greg Read, Stratford, ON, Sec. Educ.;
Troy Alexander, Royal Oak, Mortgage Broker;
Doug Downs, Harbourside, Construction.

Andrew Crompton was the guest of Heather;
Sarah Murphy of Irene;
Sebastian Amenta of John Snively;
Dermot Foley, guest speaker, and Rebecca Marshall, Interact,
were guests of the Club and Gary Smith was the guest of Doug Downs.

- thanks to Carl Jackson for Rotary Flag Display Case in Rec Centre
- Hydro costs to increase by 25% (Ed’s Note: What is that doing here?)
- Jim Force has tickets for Fine Arts Gala @ $20.00/each
- Troy Alexander- President Royal Oak Club, presented gift to President Jack, a mini bell and booklet; this is a traveling bell started by Sooke club as a sign of friendship to be passed on to another club. Each day the bell is kept will cost $1.00 towards PolioPlus.
- Reminder: Feb 16th Valentines Gala @ Union Club - full orchestra- donation to Queen Alexandra Hospital; tickets: $90.00/couple - ask Jack
- Mary updated info about Mark Bedford. He may be released from hospital next week to his daughter's home in Calgary. Mark so far has received 100 cards.

missing mark
It's TRUE! We all DO!! (Today's photos by Tricia)


Sergean-at-Arms Brian Lamb levied fines as follows: 1. Everybody for talking after 1st bell. 2. $1.00 for no guests at your table 3. Wynn Taylor for reminding people to sign in 4. Rod’s cell phone rang - fined 5. Valentines Day if you made no reservations yet that cost $1.00.
David Philip - Happy Birthday
- Gary Smith proposed as new member by Doug Downs (Harbourside).
- 50/50 won by Troy Alexander, President of Royal Oak Club: $19.00

Guest Speaker, introduced by Heather Aked:

Dermot Foley
is the V.P. for Strategic Analysis of Inhance Mutual Funds. His topic was
CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABILITY. Here are points from his talk:

Spaceship Earth”: In essence we live in a finite world and it is only through our infinite capacity for creativity and innovation that we survive and prosper. Climate Change is a direct challenge to that capacity. Through our collective action the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere has increased by 36 per cent.

Generating change requires patience and persistence.
After years of shareholder engagement by Inhance and other SRI firms we’ve seen incredible
change.This is how they incorporate sustainability into our investment process: They look for companies that balance the interests of key stakeholders: customers, employees, shareholders and communities.

It is the combination of greater efficiency and cleaner fuels that will allow us to reach sustainable levels of greenhouse gas emissions.
Some of the companies in the portfolio are Pepsi, Toyota, Suncor and Banco Santander. This gives you an idea of the company’s vision for sustainability and how the company is working
to promote the concept among corporations.
After Carl Jackson thanked the speaker, President Jack said that February would feature the 15 past-presidents of the Club who are still members.

Dermot Foley - Jack
Jack presents the coveted Rotary Mug to speaker, Dermot Foley.


Jack Petrie

President Elect:
Neil Rawnsley

Past President:
Tav Macpherson

Victoria Pitt

David Sills

Neil Rawnsley

Public Relations:
Tricia Timmermans

Tav Macpherson

Joan Peggs

Service Projects:
Tom Lidkea
Joe Prentice

Heather Aked

Sergeants @ Arms:
Brian Lamb

Lynne Murray


February 5 Perry Bamji & Peter Johannknecht: Vocationals - Pete and rePete
February 12 Bryce Kendrick: Seashore Life of British Columbia
February 19 TBA
February 26 Tara Douglas: Dr. Graham's Homes for Needy Children

DUTY ROSTER February 2008

5-Feb Lawrie MacPherson Maxwell Marsh McDougall
12-Feb McLean McLeod McLaughlin Meredith Munro
19-Feb Murray Mutter Nazar O'Coffey Ockermueller
26-Feb Peggs Patrick Prentice Philip Picken

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Contact Tricia to add your Biz Card (Ask David Sills re Rates).

Tav Macpherson - Macpherson Bradford Group Ltd. Chartered Financial Consultant Life Plan Victoria BC Jim Force Free-lance Educator Ted Harrison Gallery - serigraphs posters porcelain calendars art cards books mugs plates victoria bc David Philip, D.D.S. John Picken - Lifestyles Travel Plus travel agency victoria bc Ted Harrison Gallery Joan Peggs - The Woodbury - furnished short term rental accommodation victoria bc Jack Petrie - Newport Realty - Victoria BC Houses for sale Angele Munro - Remax Realty - houses for sale victoria bc Tom Croft Royal LePage real estate houses for sale Victoria BC Rod Sim Inc. Chartered Accountant - Certified Financial Planner - Victoria BC Tav Macpherson - Macpherson Bradford Group Ltd. Chartered Financial Consultant Life Plan Victoria BC Victoria Pitt - Salmond Ashurst Family Law Mediator Barristor Solicitor Notary Public - Victoria BC John Snively - USANA Health Sciences nutritional supplements weight management skin care victoria bc Jim Force Free-lance Educator Dr. David Philip DDS Dentistry Dr. David Philip DDS Dentistry Dr. David Philip DDS Dentistry Dr. David Philip DDS Dentistry David Philip DDS Dentistry
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