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 23, 2009, reported by Giles Bixler. CLICK HERE for Print Version

Visiting Rotarians And GuestsIntroduced by Mary Canty

Jurgen Kettler,
Campbell River Daybreak, Consultant.

President Neil’s quote was from, Paul Harris’s 1935 book, The Rotarian Age. On the Ideal of Service he wrote: What a privilege it is to be linked to 150,000 men of more than 80 nations, differing in languages, customs and historical backgrounds; and yet alike in one respect - all businessmen held together by a common ideal applicable to all phases of life, the ideal which is popularly known as the ideal of service.

In the more than 75 years since Paul Parris wrote those words, some things have changed, while others have remained the same. Rotary membership has grown more than 800% and now both men and women share that common ideal. But the ideal of service, which is the core of Rotary, has not changed. Today there are more than 1,219,102 Rotary members and over 33,234 clubs in more than 200 countries.

Tom Lidkea played for O Canada and Ron Beyer said grace.
President Neil invited everyone to sign the “Make Dreams Real” Banner.

Announcements:
Brian Lamb had some bad news, namely that annual dues have been increased by $10 to $210 (remittance to RI has increased by $4) and for those purchasing advertisements, the cost has been increased by $10.

Joan Peggs gave us our last chance to sign up for the Installation Dinner (or you can phone her before Friday). Cost is $45 and by signing up, you have made a commitment to attend. The date is Tuesday, June 30 at Uplands Golf Course, 6:30 for 7:30.


Happy Canada Day Rotarians

 

President Neil Rawnsley began his departing steps as outgoing president of the Rotary Club of Oak Bay Tuesday with awards to a number of members for their achievements during the year, highlighted by the announcement that members have chosen Peter Lawrie as the Club’s Rotarian of the Year.

Peter Lawrie Rotarian of the Year 2009

President Neil cited Peter as a multiple Paul Harris fellow after only two-plus years membership, involvement with the International Committee, the club Visioning process, advisor to Interact at Oak Bay High school, and more. Peter will be the incoming Community Service Committee chair starting next month.

Neil then went on to present certificates of appreciation to Tricia Timmermans for creative and technical support, and to Joan Peggs for program excellence in the past year. He then presented a presidential citation to Perry Bamji for International Service initiatives and to Giles Bixler for his work on literacy.

PerryGiles
Joan PeggsTricia
From top left clockwise: Perry, Giles, Tricia, Joan

A few of the year’s program highlights singled out by President Neil were the visit to the club of Lieutenant-Governor Stephen Point during Literacy month, the return (and speech) of the club’s first woman member and first woman president, Helen Beirnes, the visit of Joy Weisemiller, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, and the November visit of Memory Chazeza to the club and high school to raise funds for her girls school in Malawi.

President Neil thanked the six members who shared the Sergeant-at-Arms responsibilities this past year: Dallas Chapple, Wendy Hogarth, Tom Croft, Peter Lawrie and Perry Bamji.


HAPPY CANADA DAY


Sergeant-at-Arms:

Sergeant Perry

Perry’s swan song as sergeant was a Treasure Trove of trivia questions like: Where was Winston Churchill born? Why should you run zig-zag when chased by a crocodile? And how many gallons can you put in a ten-gallon hat?

Editor Retires. A Goodbye note from Neil Madsen:

This is the last bulletin which I shall edit. When I assumed this duty in October of 1999, the situation was vastly different. I would have 50 copies printed every week at Island Blueprint and these would be distributed at the next meeting. This cost the Club up to $500 per year. By June of 2005 Tricia had her web site running well and she posted the Bulletin on it each week. Then it was a matter of cajoling members into using the web site rather than a printed copy, although I would print a few copies on my own printer for those members who were computer challenged. This resulted in a considerable saving to the Club. Finally we have an all-electronic Bulletin available only on the web site, and members appear to use it well.

I wish to thank all the reporters who have taken notes at each meeting and on whom I have relied on increasingly as my hearing declined with old age. I am especially grateful to Tricia who does such a superb job and often catches errors made by me or a reporter. It has been an interesting and satisfying experience and I’m sure I’ll miss it, but it is time to move on. Giles Bixler is taking over as Editor and I’m sure he will do a great job, and I wish him all the best.

Happy Canada Day Rotarians

JUNE/JULY PROGRAMS
June 30
INSTALLATION DINNER AT UPLANDS GOLF CLUB
July 7
Club Assembly
July 14
Robert Cooper: Merchants Against Money Laundering
July 21
Marc Sorrie - RCMP/Chris Pallai
July 28
TBA
 
DUTY ROSTER
Date
GREETER &
SAY GRACE
GREETER &
INTRODUCE GUESTS

BULLETIN
MINUTES
HOST & INTRO. SPEAKER
THANK
SPEAKER
30-Jun
Cooley
Chapple
Croft
Curtis
Davie
Cash Desk: Aked; 50-50: Best
07-Jul
Diemecke
Edgell
Force
Firkins
Harrison
14-Jul
Hogarth
Lamb
Laurie
Johannknecht
MacPherson
21-Jul
McLaughlin
McLeod
Maxwell
Murray
Mutter
28-Jul
Nazar
Ockermeuller
Petrie
Peggs
O'Coffey
Cash Desk: Petrie; 50-50: Murray
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