Rotary Club of Oak Bay Victoria British Columbia Canada Rotary District 5020
2010-2011 Rotary International Theme: Building Communities Bridging Continents
District 5020 Governor 2010-2011: Robert Martin. Assistant Governor: Tav Macpherson
Join us at Noon on Tuesdays at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre ( MAP)

BBQ Luncheon Meeting at Windsor Park Pavilion held June 14, 2011 - Reported by Ron Cooley

President John opened the meeting by informing us that the food was donated to us as a thank you for all of our contributions to the Peter Pan Water Park - both cash and sweat equity. Below is the sign outside the Rotary Club of Oak Bay's pride and joy in the community, Rotary Water Park.
Peter Pan Rotary Water Park
Oak Bay Councillor Hazel Braithwaite and Mayor Christopher Causton were on hand to accept the club's donation, raised at the recent Tuscan Dinner. Chris stated that this was a classic example of how Rotary and the community work together. The Windsor Park Club House has a room dedicated to the Rotary Club of Oak Bay and the Recreation Centre has a plaque recognizing Oak Bay Rotary for its contributions.

International Happenings: RI President-elect Kalyan Banerjee will ask Rotarians to Reach Within to Embrace Humanity during the 2011-2012 Rotary year.
2011-2012 theme RIAbove: President-elect Banerjee with his wife announcing and displaying the new RI theme in January, during the International Assembly in San Diego, California.

Peter Lawrie, John Edgell, Christopher CaustonPeter Lawrie, Community Services Director, President John Edgell and Mayor Christopher Causton enjoying the joke over a symbolic presentation of an Oak Bay Rotary cheque to Mayor Causton for the Peter Pan Water Park. The water park in the 50's and 60's was just a wading pool by the caretaker's cabin. About 20 years ago, then Oak Bay Police Chief, Andy Anderson, & President of the club worked with the members to energize the Park.
zipline oak bay rotary water parkThe next few years saw dramatic changes with Oak Bay Rotary leading the way. The park had the 1st Zip Line in Oak Bay. Has any member tried it out yet?
Ron, David and Wynn
Looks like awesome fun! Above: Ron, David and Wynn discuss a challenge to try it out. All club members are invited to join the challenge! Perhaps it could be a great FUNdraiser?
BBQ

Visiting Rotarians And Guests

All members of the club were guests! As were new member Jim Laing's wife, Mary and Peter Lawrie's wife, Jean.
Our hosts:
Mayor Chris Causton
Councillor Hazel Braithwaite
Parks Manager Lorne Middleton
Manager Recreation Program Services Janet Barclay
Manager Administrative Services Grant Brown
Executive Assistant Mandi Krieger
Recreation Director Lorna Curtis.

We ate: Burgers with all the trimmings; salads; Serious Coffee; carrot cake - all delicious. The Mayor wanted to acknowledge all of the work we have done. He said he could not believe the cost of recycled tires when they turn them into pieces to run and jump on. But the cost was all worth it to see the huge smiles of the children who use the park.
Spider climibing apparatus at Rotary Water Park
Lorna thanked the staff who cooked for us and served us: Brian, Mandy, Janet, and Grant, as well as Lorne Middleton ... who stated it was the best water park in town.
Water Park

Incidentally, Mayor Chris's daughter is just back from Rwanda where Harbourside (his Rotary club) sponsored a project.

 

 

Councillor Hazel Braithwaite, chats with Recreation Centre staff who served us well!

Date
Greeter & Grace
Greeter & Introduce Guests
Bulletin Minutes
Host & Introduce Speaker
Thank Speaker
ROSTER - JUNE
21-Jun MAXWELL ROGERS WARNOCK MCLEOD MUTTER MCLEAN
28-Jun BAMJI O'COFFEY RAWNSLEY PRENTICE PETRIE
CASH DESK: FIRKINS ... 50-50: SMITH
CELEBRATIONS MASTER: SIM ... ROOM SET-UP/TAKE DOWN: BEDFORD
ROSTER - JULY
5-Jul
VAN DER VEEN
LAING
PETRIE
NEROUTSOS
O'COFFEY
12-Jul
ROGERS-WARNOCK
SCHOPPER
SIM
SIMS
SNIVELY
19-Jul
TAYLOR
TIMMERMANS
BANNERMAN
BIXLER
BURNS
26-Jul
AKED
BAMJI
CARTER
CANTY
CHAMBERS
CASH DESK: MACPHERSON ... 50-50: MURRAY
CELEBRATIONS MASTER: CURTIS ... ROOM SET-UP/TAKE DOWN: JORDAN
PROGRAMS - JUNE
June 21 Committee Showcase and Aspirations
June 28 Installation Dinner – no lunch meeting
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