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 Assistant Governor: David Stocks
Join us at Noon on Tuesdays at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre ( MAP)

Program for June 9, 2009, reported by John Snively. CLICK HERE for Print Version

The meeting was held at the Windsor Park Pavillion and the staff of the Rec. Centre treated us to a fine BBQ.

President Neil’s Quote: The Fellowship of the Club in a Pub meeting and the committment to literacy have very little relationship to today’s quote from Henny Youngman: “When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading”. President Neil noted that June is Fellowship Month and today is a Fellowship Day.

Rotary Trivia....On this day in 1934 Donald Duck debuted in a short film by Walt honorary member of the Rotary Club of Palm Springs, CA. (Your Editor believes that was Donald, not Walt.)

O Canada was sung a cappella and Tricia Timmermans recited a funny grace, appropriate for a barbecue: Now I sit me down to eat, I pray this isn't tainted meat. If I should die from what is baked, I pray the Lord my Soul to take.


Mary Canty introduced her guest Audrey who was looking for volunteers for the “Luminara” festival. Jack Petrie suggested a possible Rotary Bar-B-Q this summer at one of the ball games. Brian Lamb boasted that he had attended the Duke of Edinburgh Awards and in his confusion had curtsied to Prince Edward. (John’s invention; actually Brian recounted that he is addressed as “Your Highness”.) Heather and Tom had graciously offered $2 for leaving early. Irene won the draw but alas chose the black marble.

thanked the management team from the Oak Bay Recreation Centre who had organized and served the meal. President Neil asked all members to sign a card for Barbara Bristol-Price who had recently injured her neck and was currently recovering at VGH.

Vicky Pitt reminded the membership of the Installation Dinner at Uplands on June 30th. The menu and other details will be available at next week’s meeting. As the incoming president she is setting up committees for next year and warned the members to watch for an email inviting us to choose a committee of our liking.

barbecue - jack
All these for me? Jack and others enjoyed a great barbecue put on by the management at OB Recreation. Thanks to all who helped.

Next meeting, June 16, will be held at the “Back Door” student activity centre at Oak Bay High School beside the tennis bubble. Closest parking is in the Recreation Centre lot at the end of Goldsmith.

Will Carter, who was in charge of organizing the Rotary Tent at the Oak Bay Tea Party, thanked the 15 people who helped out. Several members served on multiple shifts. Corey Burger, grandson of Mary Canty, also volunteered a shift making popcorn. We cleared about $2200. Kudos to Will, who does such a great job every year - it is a lot of work. Well Done! Below, see some of the fun those of us (who love getting cotton candy just about everywhere) had.

Brian, with more experience than most, teaches a young cotton candy fan the ropes. Leslie, popcorn pro!
Irene knows a thing or too as well
Neil's Grandson
Line-ups spell $$
Tea Party heaven

Visiting Rotarians And Guests
Introduced by Wynn Taylor:

Len Chapple was the guest of Dallas;
Stu Powers of Shelly Best
Corey Burger and Audrey Deutschmann of Mary Canty and Betty Pitt of Vicky.


Perry Bamji, seeking to secure sufficient funds to purchase a new car, was especially merciless in his fines. He was assisted by Leslie Rogers-Warnock. Those not wearing a Rotary pin were fined 50 cents and $1 (for wearing a name tag) because they were so smart. Those who had not watched the District 5020 Video online were fined 25 cents. $1 was charged to all who did not participate at the Tea Party and $1 if you missed shaking hands with “The Phantom” hand shaker, Tricia Timmermans. Joan Firkins was singled out for not paying appropriate homage to the Sergeant when she neglected to greet him in customary regal fashion. Wynn Taylor was fined for having his youthful picture in the paper. The sergeant surreptitiously singled out those who did not know the answer to such important questions as the meaning behind A535, WD 40, Dodecadon, the government-approved washing technique for a pearl necklace, and the origin of the term Bar-B-Q. Sad dollars were contributed by Heather, Joan Firkins, and Lynne.


June 16 Teen centre: Casual meeting with pizza and other assorted delicacies.

Jim Force reminded the membership of the next “Club In The Pub” to take place Thursday, June 25th, from 5 to 6 pm at the Penny Farthing. A great opportunity to bring friends. Jim also mentioned that on Thursday evenings at the Sidney Market there is a Rotary booth put together jointly by the clubs from Sooke to Sidney. On June 18th our club has been asked to man the booth. Jim asked for volunteers for 7:30-9 pm. Mary Canty stepped forward to assist. More will be needed. There is a brochure that has been created outlining information about all local Rotary Clubs.

June 9
Windsor Park, Family Barbecue
June 16
Teen Centre - Casual meeting with pizza and other assorted delicacies.
June 23 TBA
02-Jun Prentice Pritchard Maxwell Philip Sim
09-Jun Sims Taylor Snively Timmermans Takahashi
16-Jun Toal Aked Bamji Beauvais Bedford
23-Jun Beyer Canty Bixler Carter Chambers
30-Jun Cooley Chapple Croft Curtis Davie
Cash Desk: Petrie; 50-50: Murray

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