Rotary Club of Oak Bay
2006-2007 Rotary International Theme: Lead the Way
District 5020 Governor 06-07: Erik Frederickson

Join us at Noon on Tuesdays at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre, 1975 Bee Street, Victoria, BC, V8R-5E6

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June 5, 2007


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Tav Macpherson

President Elect:
Jack Petrie

Past President:
David Maxwell

Leslie Rogers-Warnock

Brian Lamb


Barry Mutter

Public Relations:
Tricia Timmermans

David Maxwell

Jack Petrie

Service Projects:
Dallas Chapple

Jim Force

Sergeants @ Arms:
Mark Bedford
& Ben Andersen

Lynne Murray


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Loren Cooley (Ron's daughter) shows signs she'll be a #1 saleswoman as she flogs candy floss at the Tea Party. Background: John S, Heather, Brian (floss fantasticos) and Tricia and Hans (popcorn perfectos). Great photo Ron!  

Program for June 5 reported by Barry Mutter

President Tav opened his 44th meeting (he says 45th, but your editor has been keeping count) by delaying lunch (he kept the reason secret, but the ovens had gone down). Tom Lidkea played for O Canada & Lynne Murray said grace.

Visiting Rotarians & Guests, introduced by Lorna Curtis:

Barbara Hubbard, Victoria, Retail Stores;
Carol Toal, South Cowichan, Recreational Facility.
David Warnock was the guest of Leslie,
Richard Jacques of Barbara Hubbard,
Peter Laurie of Don O’Coffey
Dr. Wolf-Dieter Schopper was a guest of Hans O.


Tom Lidkea fined all not doing their duty at the Oak Bay Tea Party one candy floss ($2), and a number of intellectuals who could not answer some esoteric questions on hockey. Anniversaries were noted for George & Thea Pritchard and John Picken & Kathy Summers. Happy birthday was sung to Neil Rawnsley.
Angele Munro won the draw but drew black.

New Business:

President Tav surprised the club with a flip-flop. He asked us all to sit (before lunch) and complete this week’s business. With grumbling stomachs we all listened as he invited Jack Petrie to the podium to introduce three new members. The club is indeed fortunate to have such accomplished new members. Wendie Hogarth, Kathleen Froese, and Cindy Hayworth were inducted into our club by PDG Joan Firkins. Joan impressed upon our new members, and the sitting members, the importance and the impact of Rotary’s 4-way test. It may be noted that Wendie & Cindy were active members of other Rotary Clubs while Kathleen was incredibly active in aspects of Rotary Youth as a leader and vounteer.

President Tav Macpherson, and President-Elect, Jack Petrie, give an Oak Bay welcome to new inductees
Wendie Hogarth, Kathleen Froese, and Cindy Hayworth.


Will Carter revealed that the Oak Bay Tea Party candy floss booth exceeded expectations. Our club made $2300 vs. the budgeted $2000. Well done to Will and his volunteers.

Lori McLeod impressed upon us the need to attract sponsors and donations for our Golf Tournament in August. She also announced the 13th annual Eldercare BC Wine & Oysterfest. Tickets are available through Lori.

President Tav awarded Tom Lidke, Ron Cooley, and Will Carter with bookmarks for their efforts in making the Oak Bay Tea Party a success. Leslie Rogers-Warnock, Donna Carrigan, and Angel Munro were given key-rings for bringing to the club three new members.

Guest Speakers:

Jim Force introduced our speakers for the week. Anne and Don Ohlgren were at our club to present to us Shelterbox Canada. Don was the charter president of the Rotary Club of Royal Oak Centennial. Anne Ohlgren will be its president in the 2008-2009 year. Anne is the associate executive director of Shelterbox Canada. A Brit by the name of Tom Henderson created the Shelterbox program in 2000. It has grown from a concept to the largest global Rotary Club project. Shelterboxes have been distributed to 33 countries around the world. The cost per box is a mere $1200. In the box, however, are the necessary tools to help up to 10 humans to survive a natural disaster. The boxes have been sent to remote areas in the world that have succumbed to horrible natural disasters such as the Tsunami, earthquakes, volcanoes, hurricanes, and floods. Don and Anne treated the club to a heart-rending DVD presentation of the profound effect the Shelterbox program has provided to countries such as Pakistan, Kashmir, Uganda, Afghanistan, and many others. The contents of the box were displayed in our room and members could see first-hand what these boxes could provide for disaster relief. An amazing variety of items were in that box; an alpine tent for 10 people, 10 sleeping bags, camp stove, untensils, tools, water purification, etc. They ended the presentation with the request that every club in Canada should participate in this program. The final words on the screen were:
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The speakers were thanked by Don O’Coffey but not before Lynne Murray and Nels Granewall had each presented checks for $1200. A little bird told your editor that later this year, every member of the Club would be given an opportunity to contribute.

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June 12 Rob Smith - YouCAN Conference (tentative)
June 19 Arlo Tayler - Cridge Centre
June 26
Evening meeting - Change of executive



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12-Jun Peggs Pietrie Prentice Philip Picken
19-Jun Pitt Pritchard Rawnsley Sills Rogers-Warnock
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