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 14, 2009, reported by Anne Sims. CLICK HERE for Print Version
Click here for 2009-10 INSTALLATION PHOTOS

Announcements

District Governor, John Kenny, has asked all the Rotary Presidents to have an emphasis on the 4-Way Test this year. President Vicky asked for a volunteer to recite the 4-Way Test without looking it up. Tom Croft nailed it!

President Vicky presented Brian Lamb with his Paul Harris + 1 pin. Congrats to Brian, seen at right with Vicky.

Neil Rawnsley announced an event to Celebrate Ted Harrison. The event will be held on the evening of Saturday October 3rd at the Empress Hotel. More details will follow.

Reminder for those volunteering at the Fairways on Saturday for the fundraiser for the Mustard Seed to wear Rotary logo wear. Joan will try to have the Rotary aprons available.

Ellen Perkins, the quest of Peter Lawrie will be part of the Canada World Youth program this summer. She asked for anyone interested in assisting her fundraising goal to see her after the meeting.

Happy & Sad Dollars
John Edgell for his 3rd grandchild. Ron Cooley for surfing in Tofino and because his daughter got up on the board her first time trying. Joan Firkins is happy to be home after three and a half weeks away at the RI Convention in Birmingham, England. Joan presented Vicky with a pin for the Convention next year in Montreal. Joan did have a sad dollar for Donna’s brother who has recently passed away. Our guest Gene Hinton presented a banner from his club in Rockledge Florida. He drove the 3200 miles on his motorcycle.

Birthdays
Birthday cards were presented, and a song was sung, for Tom Croft and Lorna Curtis.

50/50 Draw
Perri Bamji won the draw but drew a black marble.

 

Brian PH1

Guest Speaker
Joan Firkins introduced our guest speaker, Rob Cooper, President of PlusROI and Jumpstartweb, companies that provide online marketing solutions. Rob’s topic was about Social Media and how to understand the different venues available and how these tools can be used to build awareness for a group, event, or business. Social media has a wide variety of tools for engaging and communicating online. Every tool has its own strengths and depending on what you want to accomplish will determine which venue is the most appropriate. With social networks and online business groups, the places you can spend your time are almost limitless. In summary:
Facebook: a great way to stay in touch with an extended network
Business Pages: great for businesses or groups with either a social or visual element. You can post news or events for all your fans
Groups: these were available before pages. Status is not updated in the newsfeed. Not recommended if you are looking to grow awareness of your group or business.
LinkedIn: a Facebook for businesses. You can maintain a long term professional network despite job changes. You can post questions and/or provide advice about topics that you are knowledgeable in. This can help build your credibility.
Blogs: are used traditionally to communicate personal or business insights or opinions. You can post and store photos, videos, press rooms. They can be a great index for all your social media.
YouTube and Flickr: used to post and store large collections of photos and videos.
Twitter: useful if you are a celebrity building a network. Organizations can post timely information. Tav McPherson thanked Rob (below left) for providing a valuable update on the latest technology that is available to all of us non-techies.

Rob Cooper Tav Macpherson

Last reminder from President Vicky was to sign Neil Rawnsley’s 2008-09 banner on the way out.

Visiting Rotarians And Guests
Introduced by Brian Lamb:

Jurgen Kettler, Daybreak, Campbell River;

Marguerite Trussler,Edmonton, AB;

Ellen Hunter-Perkins, guest of Peter Lawrie;

Rob Cooper, Speaker, and guest of the Club;

and Gene Hinton, of Rockledge, Florida, seen below exchanging banners with President Vicky.

Gene Hinton Florida

Sergeant-at-Arms

Leslie Leslie continued to levy numerous fines for those Rotarians who went ahead of the quests at the buffet line, those not volunteering for the House & Garden Tour, and the Mustard Seed fundraiser at Fairways.

Brian Lamb
was fined for extortion. He overbilled Tav for advertising in the Bulletin. Anne Sims was fined for best Bongo drumming posture at the Invocation dinner, Mark Bedford for coming & going at the beginning of the meeting and Dallas had to pay up for looking fabulous in the Boulevard magazine and on TV.

John and Neil were fined for having strong voices singing O Canada. Leslie attempted to fine Tricia for not having the correct Rotary theme on the bulletin, but Tricia was brave enough to have a rebuttal: “You probably forgot to hit refresh."
  

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JULY PROGRAMS
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
21-Jul
McLaughlin
McLeod
Maxwell
Murray
Mutter
28-Jul
Nazar
Edgell
Petrie
Johannknecht
O'Coffey
Cash Desk: Aked; 50-50: Best
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