Rotary Club of Oak Bay
Service Above Self
2005-2006 Rotary International Theme: Service Above Self

Program for May 2, 2006, reported by Tricia Timmermans
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Visiting Rotarian and Guests, introduced by Tsuyoshi Takahashi:
Joe Prentice, Whitehorse, Yukon, S/A.
Joan Peggs, Victoria

Shelley Zhose, Ken Yu and Ikuyo Ito were guests of Ted Harrison.
Guest Speaker, Holly Seale seen here with fellow Rotaractors, Heather Battles and Elizabeth Duffus of the Rotoract Club of Victoria, were guests of the Club

Health of the Club
Barbara reported that Cedric is in hospital. A card was circulated to send.


Jack Petrie reminded us to pick up and use the Thrifty Smile Cards. Will Carter Reminded us to sign up for the Tea Party shifts – especially the 2 evening shifts as, after the rides shut down at nine, that’s when the action begins.

Tom Croft: Asked us to sponsor him for the Hospice Swimathon. (Leslie wanted to know if we had to pay if he “just plopped into the pool.”

Prez David: spoke about being at the Leaside Rotary Club in Ontario where his grandfather was president 57 years ago. He also encouraged us to buy Pablo’s coffee, as $4 from each packet goes to the club.

Tricia: Announced that two Interactors would attend the district conference, and that the Interact Club had been presented yesterday with a cheque for $600 from the Queen Alexandra Youth Advisory Council to fund their T-shirt program.

Photos by Tricia
Tom Lidkea spoke of the volunteers on Sunday who helped repaint the swings etc. at Carnarvon Waterpark. (Vicky, Leslie, Angele, Irene, Tom, Tom, Les, Ben, John S. and Tricia.) He also identified the no-shows (Don and Ron) and the “advisors” (Jack and Dave). Tricia thanked Jack for buying cold drinks. Check out the working bee pics by Jack and Tricia by clicking here.

Pablo announced a recital coming up on May 31, and that there could be money for the club. Contact Pablo for more info.

Sergeant At Arms

Dallas got just about everyone: John P. and Don – eat’n’runs; Bert and Dave M – no-sign-ins; a few lates; Will C. for his phone going off; Lorna for hitting the dessert table first; Pablo for tel-ltale crumbs; David S., Barbara, and Irene for new haircuts. Tricia for being away spending Aussie dollars (which were really Yankee dollars); Tom C. for not saying hello on Oak Bay Ave; There were loads of birthday and anniversary cards to give out. Happy and Sad dollars from Ron (skiing in Whistler); Leslie (happy to be healthy and to have had a cycling story published and paid for); Mary (60th Anniversary of Nursing grad); Les (happy to have been part of first building of Rec Centre benches which mysteriously disappeared); Ben (to celebrate Les’s 81st birthday); Tricia (happy she’s not 81, despite Les asking her if she was);Heather (for Alexander’s last skating lesson, hockey, and Easter in Edmonton); Ted’s guest (happy to be guest of Ted); Ted (happy to have passed a geriatric test); Rotaract Guest Holly (a baby story); Nels (something about eating dessert first); Neil R. won the draw, but drew black.

Guest Speaker, Holly Seale

Heather introduced Holly Seale, a student at UVic, and the past Rotaract president.
Holly, who started with Interact in Courtenay, introduced fellow Rotaractors Elizabeth
and Heather. Active Rotaract clubs in District 5020 are in Victoria, Comox, Centralia, Nanaimo Centennial, and Olympia College. Holly spoke of the high turnover due to the fact that students come and go, and like to travel. The three areas Rotaract addresses are: Professional Development, Leadership Development, and International and Community Service. These are areas where Rotarians can help out. Each year there is a Leadership Conference. Rotaract’s biggest project this year is the Panama Primary Education Project, in which they have partnered with a Rotary Club in Panama to send a young girl to school. To raise money and awareness, Rotaract runs dance lessons, has an auction in mind, has bake sales, takes part in hair cutting (the hair is sent to Wigs for Kids in Ontario), and participates in the Run for the Cure event. They have a Halloween project, Trick or Eat, where they collect canned goods for food banks. How Holly sees the Rotary connection is via such events as selling Rotary Hearts, helping with the Victoria Club’s Car Auction, and involving Rotary guest speakers in their meetings. They meet at Uvic – contact for information and to find out how you can involve Rotaract in your project. Holly was thanked by Bert Whan Tong, who mentioned his connection with growing up in Panama, and how Rotaract would follow us in Rotary who are “passing on” and would take up the challenge. Dave’s Rotary Moment: Recruiting: Remember, future members are from Rotaract and Interact.Next week: Joan will be inducted by Joan! Also, there will be some Paul Harris recipients.

Top 15 Reasons to Attend the District Conference
15  Home Hospitality to celebrate the Internationality of our District!
14.  Friday Night Disco Fever & Dessert Party with Disco Joan!
13.  Youth Exchange Flag Ceremony
12.  Celebration of Life for Rotarians who have passed on this year
11.  District and Club Awards
10.  Ambassadorial Scholars
09.  Angels for AIDS workshop
08.  GSE Presentations - inbound and outbound from South Africa and Northern India
07.  Fourteen inspirational presentations!
06.  President Carl-Wilhelm's Special Representative - Rosemary Barker Aragon
05.  3KWalk/5K Run for Polio on Sunday morning (Pledge sheet on-line)
04.  Mothers Day Pancake Breakfast after the Walk/Run
03.  Gala Banquet motivational speaker and entertainer Alvin Law - "There's No Such Word as Can't" - you will be amazed!
02. The Conference is for everyone to have fun, fun, fun - and the District Governor wants YOU there to celebrate all of the clubs accomplishments!
01. MJH

Programs for May 9 & 16
May 9 : New member induction, Paul Harris Pins, Rotoplast update
May 16: Memory Chazesa, Famine Relief Malawi
Roster May9 & 16, 2006
Greet/Grace Greet/Intro Bulletin Intro Speaker Thank Speaker



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Cashier: L Murray; 50-50: R Faryon

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1175 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC, CANADA, V8S 2N2

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May 12-14
Hosted at the
Victoria Conference Centre.
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DLTA 2006 APRIL 1 & 2

For those of you who missed out on the palm tree sale, there are unsold palms still available! Michael Prescott will be selling them privately from his home from now through May. Contact Tricia if you wish to purchase some. Cost: $20 of which $4 goes to Rotary.

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