Rotary Club of Oak Bay Victoria British Columbia Canada Rotary District 5020
2008-2009 Rotary International Theme: Make Dreams Real
District 5020 Governor 2009-2010: Alex Alexander
Join us at Noon on Tuesdays at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre ( MAP)

Program for July 7, 2009, reported by Jim Force. CLICK HERE for Print Version
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Announcements

President Vicky reminded club members of Joan Peggs’ email regarding volunteering for the Mustard Seed one-day food drive on Saturday July 18th at the Athlone Court Fairway Market on Oak Bay Avenue. Please respond directly to joan_peggs-at-telus.net to sign-up for a shift. This is a great opportunity for fellowship with another club member and for promotion of our club.

Vicky also reminded members to sign up for club committees as soon as possible. If you haven’t done so please email her: Victoria-at-salmondashurst .com indicating which committee you wish to join.

Directors’ meeting on the 3rd Monday of each month, August 17th this month, at 4 pm at Vicky’s office.

Brian Lamb reminded members that club dues are now due. This year’s dues are $210. Advertising fees of $125 are also due for those advertising in the club’s online bulletin.

Joan Peggs let us know that Negin Naraghi, who spoke to the club on May 26th, is seeking donations for the Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society’s Youth Strides Free Summer Camp for newcomer youth ages 13-19. The camp runs from July 18th to 25th. Anyone interested in making a donation please contact Negin directly at enable@vircs.bc.ca or (250) 361-9433 x 203.

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Opening remarks from new President Vicky Pitt

The focus of President Vicky’s remarks was on this year’s Rotary goals at the International, District and Club levels. She began her presentation with a short YouTube video of RI President John Kenny whose primary message is that the future of Rotary is in our, individual and club, hands. Kenny’s overarching goals for this year are water, health and literacy. District Governor Alex Alexander has an ambitious set of goals for the district. Included among them are an increase in membership, increase in donations and number of contributors to Rotary Foundation, increase in the number of clubs applying for matching and simplified grants and the purchase of 150 Shelter Boxes.  President Vicky began her debut meeting with courage in making use of technology by showing the YouTube video and calm in dealing with the technological difficulties associated with it.

Vicky and jack
Jack thought President Vicky looked just a little too "unmussed" for her first meeting, so he obliged with some expert "mussing."

For a detailed outline of President Vicky’s club goals click on “President’s Goals” link on the club’s home page - SOON. After President Vicky’s remarks, a lively discussion arose around making available director’s reports to all club members via the club’s web site. The discussion ended with Jim Force leading the club in a bit of laughter yoga – ho, ho, ha, ha, ha, very good, very good, yeah! – at the request of Jack Petrie.

Announcements (continued):

Lorna Curtis thanked Tricia Timmermans for her work in preparing the Home & Garden Tour booklet. Tickets are now on sale for the tour at a cost of $30. The goal is to sell a thousand tickets. Please see Lorna for posters and flyers for distribution. Jack Petrie volunteered to distribute posters to Oak Bay Avenue merchants.

Jim Force reported on the Club-in-a-Pub Pilot project. Given its success, the Club-in-a-Pub meetings will continue throughout this Rotary year at 5 pm on the last Thursday of each month except for December. For specific dates check the Meeting Make-ups page on the Club’s web site.

Visiting Rotarians And GuestsHans Ockermueller introduced the visiting Rotarians Jurgen Kettler of Daybreak in Campbell River, Marguerite Trussler of Edmonton and John Heraghty of Harbourside in Victoria.

Sergeant-at-Arms

Leslie Rogers-Warnock has taken over the S@A responsibilities for this year. She began her tenure by announcing that her theme song for the year is ABBA’s Money, Money, Money. So be prepared! Numerous fines were levied including general fines for not having a guest at your table, not wearing a Rotary pin or name tag, and not flying a Canadian flag or singing O Canada on July 1st. Among individual fines President Vicky was hit with several including leaving her president’s pin, still in its box, on the floor the night of her induction dinner. Past President Neil was fined for being so enthusiastic about ending his tenure as president.

Happy & Sad Dollars

Of note was Ron Cooley’s donation of $100 in recognition of his recent marriage and his up-coming birthday – no he is not 100 years old.
           
Birthdays-Anniversaries
Heather Aked’s birthday and Tav Macpherson’s anniversary were acknowledged.

50/50 Draw
S@A Leslie won the draw but failed to pull the white marble. There was some discussion as to whether or not it was ethical for her to purchase tickets, but two of her friends, who will go unnamed, assured her it was okay as long as she split the winnings with them.

JULY PROGRAMS
July 14
Robert Cooper: Understanding Social Media. Getting Online Exposure for Your Business, Group or Event
July 21
Marc Sorrie / Chris Pallai - RCMP: Merchants Against Money Laundering
July 28

Garry Brooks - volunteering in Zambia and Mozambique www.africancommunityproject.com

 
DUTY ROSTER
Date
GREETER &
SAY GRACE
GREETER &
INTRODUCE GUESTS

BULLETIN
MINUTES
HOST & INTRO. SPEAKER
THANK
SPEAKER
14-Jul
Hogarth
Lamb
Lawrie
Johannknecht
MacPherson
21-Jul
McLaughlin
McLeod
Maxwell
Murray
Mutter
28-Jul
Nazar
Ockermeuller
Petrie
Peggs
O'Coffey
Cash Desk: Aked; 50-50: Best
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