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Rotary Club of Oak Bay Victoria British Columbia Canada Rotary District 5020
2011-2012 Rotary International Theme: Reach Within to Embrace Humanity
District 5020 Governor 2011-2012: David Stocks. Assistant Governor: Tav Macpherson
Join us at Noon on Tuesdays at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre (MAP)

Meeting July 26, 2011. Reported by Will Carter. Photos: Jack Petrie & Will Carter

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The club is hosting a hot dog stand as a fundraiser at the 7th Annual Art Show & Sale at Bowker Creek Park on August 7.
On August 9 our Club will have a barbecue meeting at the Oak Bay Rec Centre and friends and family are invited.
On August 14, the Club has a refreshment stand, a raffle and a couple of antique cars on show at the Collector Car Festival. This is an annual event held on Oak Bay Avenue.

Celebrations Master and fashionista Lorna Curtis fined the men who were not
wearing black shoes or sandals, and the women who were not wearing sandals. Jack Petrie tossed his shoes into the middle of the room as a display of rebellion or perhaps just humour.
Jack's Shoes Joan Peggs spent 'happy money' because her birthday the previous Saturday was a sunny day. Leslie drew a black marble in the 50/50 draw and so the main prize increases.

Franka LaBellaMary Canty introduced guest speaker Franka LaBella (above) of Grannys Closet who assists seniors with her personal assistance business to downsize and relocate to another home. Though she does not advertise, her business is referred by past clients. Franka had several interesting stories to tell.
She told of finding explosives left over from a war in one home. The police were asked for advice and they recommended immediate evacuation of the home!
Franka needs to be careful about what gets discarded. A lady client had bought 2 lamps in 1952 for $29.95, and they were worth $12,000 each today. Another client had kept paper grocery bags, but in each bag was the change that the cashier had given him. The change totalled $1800! One elderly gentleman showed Franka a bracelet that his mother found when a Nazi soldier dropped it. A jeweler cleaned it and found that it was made of platinum and was decorated with Faberge egg charms - and it was extremely valuable. As well as sorting through possessions, Franka stages her clients' residences for
resale, and organizes the move to their new residences. Franka says that her job "feeds her soul" because she is helping people to relocate more easily. Her job is always an adventure when she finds treasures and hears stories of people's lives.

We watched Youtube video of the girls at the Malawi Girls School Atsikana Pa Ulendo (Girls On The Move) as they sang a song which they wrote. The song is called 'We'll Never Be the Same Again" and it is awesome and inspiring to see these successful students singing together. Some individual members are supporting the school and our Club has allocated another $2000 to the school. More about this school on the website: www.malawigirlsonthemove.com and on the blog at www.apumalawi.blogspot.com (I have uploaded the movie to this blog. - tt)



Rotarian James Ramsbottom of Brampton Ontario
Guest, Nathaniel Doherty, son of Vicky Pitt.

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Are you a hot dog?


C'mon ... join the rest of us hot dogs on Sunday August 7th in our hot dog stand at the Bowker Creek Brush-up. It's a roving art show that drew more than 3,000 people last year. Our club is cooking up dogs, making people happy…making new friends (and new members?) and making money for our club too. Our spot is near Oak Bay High. Can I count on you for a 2-hour shift? We'd set up at 10, open at 11, close down at 4. Thank you. I'll bring the sign-up sheet next Tuesday but if you can let me know before then, it'd sure help. Shifts 10-12, 12-2, 2-4. Jack.
Joan's Shoes

Date
Greeter
& Grace
Greeter &
Introduce Guests
Bulletin Minutes
Host &
Introduce Speaker
Thank Speaker
ROSTER - AUGUST
02-Aug
EDGELL
FIRKINS
CHAPPLE
COOLEY
DIEMECKE
09-Aug
LAMB
LAWRIE
JORDAN
LAING
LIDKEA
16-Aug
MCLEAN
MCLEOD
MACPHERSON
MADSEN
MAXWELL
23-Aug
MEALING
MURRAY
MUTTER
OCKERMUELLER
NEROUTSOS
30-Aug
O'COFFEY
SILLS
PHILIP
SCHOPPER
PETRIE
CASH DESK: PRITCHARD ... 50-50: CHAMBERS
CELEBRATIONS MASTER: FORCE ... ROOM SET-UP/TAKE DOWN: BIXLER
PROGRAMS - AUGUST
Aug 02 Jim Ricks – European Cruise for Prostate (10 min.)
Danielle Stevenson – Lifecycles Growing Schools
Aug 09 Steve Duck – Help Fill a Dream Foundation
Aug 16 Tim Maloney – Mercy Ships
Aug 23 Alan Roy – Schools in Tanzania
Aug 30 Social Meeting – OB Walk
 
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