Rotary Club of Oak Bay
2007-2008 Rotary International Theme: Rotary Shares
District 5020 Governor 07-08: Norm Watts
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Program for May 6, 2008, reported by Barry Mutter. CLICK HERE for Print Version
President Jack noted that May is Friendship Month and reminded us of all the friends we make as members of the Club. He also remarked that one third of our membership have joned in the last five years, so there are many new friendships that have been created recently. O Canada was sung a cappella and Angele Munro said grace.

Visiting Rotarian and Guests, introduced by Lynne Murray.

Marilyn Rudin, from Lake Oswego, Oregon, exchanged a banner from her Club.
Jill Croft, Heather Croft and Naomi Hogg were the guests of Tom Croft;
Tim Ewanchuk was the guest of Heather Aked.

Heather Aked announced (to the apparent surprise of President Jack) that the summer social will take place Sat. May 24th at Jack & Brannan Petrie’s house. I believe it is potluck with appy’s, salads, and deserts to be brought by members to accompany the hamburgers and hot dogs plus vegetables which will be provided. 5:00 pm on at 1750 Gonzalez.

Joe Prentice announced that there will be candidates from a Norwegian group study exchange gathering at Ted’s studio for an open house on May 20th. Further details are available from Joe Prentice and there will be another announcement at next weeks meeting.

Health of Club:The club was made aware of Barbara Bristol-Price’s son. He had suffered heart problems before returning to Thailand and was in the hospital receiving a stent.

The Fed. Govt. has designated May 4-10 as Emergency Preparation Week.
Details at

Brian Lamb exercised his constabulary authority and extracted copious amounts of cash from self-professed innocents in our club. Heather Aked and Wolf Schopper were two victims. Brian tried fruitlessly to punish several tables for not reading their Rotarian Magazine well. Three tables stymied his efforts by answering his quiz correctly. In frustration he called upon Irene Davie, John Edgel and Jim Force to levy the next fine. Irene, with great courage, directed the fine to the S of A himself. Justice prevailed.
Birthday cards were distributed to Neil Rawnsley and Jim Force while it was noted that anniversaries have been celebrated by Jack Petrie, Vicky Pitt and George Pritchard, together, of course, with their respective spouces.
The draw was won by Jerry McLean.

Guest Speaker, introduced by Gary Nazar. As is often the case, our best speakers come from within the club. Neil Rawnsley is no exception to this. Gary rhymed-off a curriculum vitae that was so detailed that this writer couldn’t keep up. Neil has had so many executive positions on so many business and community boards that it suffices to say that he is a highly accomplished Rotarian and citizen of Victoria. We are fortunate to have a member of his caliber in our Club. Neil spoke passionately on two topics that he is deeply involved in. He had just recently attended PETS (president elect training seminar) and intimated that anyone who has aspirations to become more immersed in Rotary and the ideals that Rotary represent should attend. The opportunity to mix with Rotarians from several states, provinces, and countries is a privilege. The opportunity to spend a weekend learning of the difference R.I. is making in the world and what you can do to bring that message home to your club is also a privilege. Rotary is a team and is ever more becoming a team led by young enthusiastic leaders. A melding of the wisdom of experience and the passionate zeal of youth can lead Rotary to new heights. Neil knows that Rotary truly makes a difference and is reminded of these two statements that pertain to Rotary: Mankind is our business and Service above self. The remainder of the meeting was devoted to the Foundation. Neil noted that our Club includes many Paul Harris Fellows, and he was proud to present additional ones today.

New Paul Harris Fellow: Peter Lawrie, (who joined only this year).
Designated P.H.F. by Rotarians: Tim Ewanchuck (Heather Aked, her 3rd)
Robert Edgell (John Edgell, his seventh); Naomi Francess Hogg (Tom Croft, his 6th).
Multiple Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions:

Ron Cooley P.H.F. +1
Mark Bedford P.H.F. +2
Perry Bamji P.H.F. +2
Tricia Timmermans P.H.F. +2
Ted Chambers P.H.F +3
David Philip P.H.F +4
Rod Sim P.H.F +4
Joan Peggs P.H.F +5
Tav MacPherson P.H.F +5 & +4
Tom Croft P.H.F +5
Lynne Murray P.H.F +6

Major Donors (those who have exceeded P.H.F. +11)
Barbara Bristol Price
Joan Firkins
Ted Harrison.

It is obvious that Neil Rawnsley is passionate about the Foundation and, in his presentation,
proved that there are many more within the Club that share this passion.

Congratulations to all those who received recognition today! Don Coffey thanked Neil for his presentation and for reminding us of the things we do well.


Jack Petrie

President Elect:
Neil Rawnsley

Past President:
Tav Macpherson

Victoria Pitt

David Sills

Neil Rawnsley

Public Relations:
Tricia Timmermans

Tav Macpherson

Joan Peggs

Service Projects:
Tom Lidkea
Joe Prentice

Heather Aked

Sergeants @ Arms:
Brian Lamb

Lynne Murray

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May 6 TBA
May 13 Crystal Stranaghan: “A World of Stories Project” - literacy fundraising
May 20 ADG David Stocks : Choosing your Club’s Future..
May 27

Our Exhange Student : Ola. Adventures in Citizenship : Rebecca Marshall

June 4

Protecting Your Personal Information  ...  Jim Burrows.

6-May Munro Murray Mutter Nazar O'Coffey
13-May Ockermueller Smith Peggs Picken Philip
20-May Pitt Prentice Pritchard Rawnsley Schopper
27-May Sills Sim Sims Snively Taylor
Tav Macpherson - Macpherson Bradford Group Ltd. Chartered Financial Consultant Life Plan Victoria BC Jim Force Free-lance Educator Ted Harrison Gallery - serigraphs posters porcelain calendars art cards books mugs plates victoria bc David Philip, D.D.S. John Picken - Lifestyles Travel Plus travel agency victoria bc Ted Harrison Gallery Joan Peggs - The Woodbury - furnished short term rental accommodation victoria bc Jack Petrie - Newport Realty - Victoria BC Houses for sale Angele Munro - Remax Realty - houses for sale victoria bc Tom Croft Royal LePage real estate houses for sale Victoria BC Rod Sim Inc. Chartered Accountant - Certified Financial Planner - Victoria BC Tav Macpherson - Macpherson Bradford Group Ltd. Chartered Financial Consultant Life Plan Victoria BC Victoria Pitt - Salmond Ashurst Family Law Mediator Barristor Solicitor Notary Public - Victoria BC John Snively - USANA Health Sciences nutritional supplements weight management skin care victoria bc Jim Force Free-lance Educator Dr. David Philip DDS Dentistry Dr. David Philip DDS Dentistry Dr. David Philip DDS Dentistry Dr. David Philip DDS Dentistry David Philip DDS Dentistry
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