Rotary Club of Oak Bay Victoria British Columbia Canada Rotary District 5020
2008-2009 Rotary International Theme: Make Dreams Real
District 5020 Governor 08-09: Brian Beagle
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Meeting, July 8, 2008, reported by Wendie Hogarth. CLICK HERE for Print Version

BELOW: New President, Neil, welcomes Guest Speaker, Brian Frank and his guide dog, Simon.

Brian Frank Neil

President Neil opened the first regular meeting of his term of office by quoting from past R.I. Presidents. He also noted that the Installation dinner was a great success. The magician enraptured Lynn, Heather and Lori. A great job was done by this 16-year-old Lucas Kavanagh, a student of Vic High. Tom Lidkea played for O Canada and Joan Peggs recited grace.

Dues are now payable.

Next Wednesday, July 16th, there will be a Rotary Visioning Meetingat the Rec. Centre from 5 to 9 PM. This event is an important strategic planning and re-visioning session that will give a clearer sense of our mission and purpose for the next three to five years. The object is to assess the current status of the club. Please note the Questionnaire from Tricia, which should be filled out and returned to President Neil as soon as possible. This is a great opportunity for new and older members alike. Please come out - we need 20 members to make this a success.

Guest Speaker: Nels Granewall introduced Brian Frank and his dog Simon. He spoke on the FACES NETWORK. Brian is a Master of Divinity and United Church Minister and Educator, and is the Chairman of the Board for Faces Network. FACES stands for Family And Community Educational Support. Faces Network Society is a small, non-profit agency whose goal is to reduce the causes of poverty. Major focus is on education. Their mission is to focus on families and communities around the world to provide individual and communal empowerment through education and dialogue. They are currently working in the Philippines. Their plan is to focus on a small rural community for the next five years. Starting with Sampaguita National High School, they are going to build a covered court which will be used by the students as well as for community gatherings. Faces has also agreed to funding for learning materials and additional teachings. This will include providing much needed text books, pens and paper, farming and trade equipment tools and supplies.


Visiting Rotarians And Guests
Introduced by Irene Davie

Bruce Willats Laguna Beach, CA.
Liz Ashton Victoria Harbourside,
Education College.

Brad Clark was the guest of
Perry Bamji


Lynne reported that Ola is settled back at home and already misses everyone; she says Hello.

Sergeant at Arms





Dallas Chapple is the first of a new team of Sergeants doing 2-month stints. The other Sergeants to be nice to: Perry, Peter, Wendie, Tom, Mark and Dallas.

John Snively pushed Mary Canty into the bushes and she has a sore arm. The moral of this story is: do not go biking with John. That cost him a $1.00. Fines were also levied on those who did not attend the Installation Dinner and/or did not watch Wimbledon. Dallas found a birthday card from January 10 for Joan Firkins. Apparently Brian had lost it in his papers. Another birthday card was for Heather Aked; and Hans O. celebrates an anniversary. The 50/50 draw was won by Heather Aked.

Brian Frank and Simon, his guide dog.

For more information on this great project visit There you will find the complete story of how this organization came into being. The web site gives a re-cap of Frank’s talk. The speaker was thanked by Carl Jackson.




Incoming treasurer George Pritchard reminds all members that annual dues are now payable. He is pleased to announced that the amount of $200 has not been increased from last year. He would like to receive checks at the next meeting.

Update from Lori on the golf tournament: Forty-seven players registered. We need 120. We have 10 sponsors but need 34. If you can help out, that would be greatly appreciated. See below for more information:

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AUGUST 22, 2008
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July 15 Randy Decksheimer, 2009 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

July 22 Elin Kelsey, The Hope and Environment Writing Project

July 29 Bent Harder, Rotaplast - Saving Smiles, Changing Lives


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Lynne Tav


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