Program for May 22 reported by Brian Lamb
President Tav presided over the 42nd meeting of the year.
Jan Stirling, warming up for duties later in the program, lead us on the piano with the singing of O Canada and Steve Harthill followed up with our Invocation for the day.
Visiting Rotarians & Guests, introduced by Carl Jackson:
Cindy Hayworth, Abaco, Bahamas, Property Management;
Dave Augustin was the guest of Jan Sterling;
(Exchange Student) guest of Carl Jackson;
Kathleen Froese was a guest of the Club.
60-married-years-young: Les and Mary Canty
“Little” Irene Davie filled in today as Sergeant-at-Arms and extracted $68 in fines and Happy/Sad dollars from us including:
No sign in by Tricia;
Leslie for pointing out what she thought were toenails worth a fine on the Sergeant;
All those who did not attend the GSE Bar B Q;
Steve and Carl for not being attentive enough in their greeting duties;
Jan for being generally messy;
No fines but hearty congratulations to Mary and Les Canty on their 60th wedding anniversary,
plus to Ted Chambers for having been Best Man at their wedding.
Happy/Sad $: from:
Tom Croft at the prospect of becoming a grandfather;
Carl for the opportunity to get to know Liz;
Joe was happy about the outcome of hosting the Brazilian GSE guests;
Leslie confessed to having dodged the bullet related to moving away from Brian;
Tricia for becoming a grandmother again.
Anne Sims won the weekly draw AND the big prize of over $150.
Will Carter is still looking for every member who can to sign on for a shift at the Oak Bay Tea Party just over a week away on June 2 and 3rd. We need everyone who can to sign on for at least one shift and see if they can also bring a family member or two to help. Contact Will at firstname.lastname@example.org to determine his needs and volunteer for one or two shifts so we have this fundraiser and Rotary profile builder properly staffed.
Jack Petrie once again urged everyone to volunteer for a committee next year. He also indicated that next Tuesday we will be hearing from 4 of our female members who will be doing Vocational talks.
Adoption of New Bylaw
Vicky Pitt has done a great deal of work in preparing updates to our Bylaws and had copies of the revisions which resulted from the initial drafts circulated by Leslie a couple of weeks ago and then some slight changes resulting from feedback received. Vicky went through the changes and proposed the following motion, seconded by Jack Petrie:
“That the Bylaws of the Rotary Club of Oak Bay be amended by rescinding the current Bylaws and replacing them with the set of Bylaws presented at the meeting today”.
The motion was carried by an overwhelming majority.
(Ed. Note: I have been assured that in due course the final adopted version will be made available on the internet via our secretary.)
A banner exchange took place where the Inbound Exchange Student guest of Carl Jackson (Mauricio Mendoza) presented the club with a banner from his host club in Chile
(Rotary Club Talca, District 4340, founded in 1927).
President Tav reminded everyone that the regular club meeting on June 26 will switch to an evening meeting at the Uplands Golf Course again this year and where the Induction of next year’s Board will take place. Sign-up sheet available soon.
Jan Stirling, Hilary Beckett, and David Augustin enjoying a joke after the show -
thanks for a top-rate performance!
Our meeting finished up with some great music provided by Hilary Beckett singing 4 songs, “Heatwave”, “How Sweet it is to be loved by You”, “Heard it through the Grapevine”
and finally, “My Girl”. Hilary who also looks after our food needs each week at the Rec Centre, was accompanied by our own Jan Stirling as well as David Augustin. The trio was thanked after their enjoyable performance by Barry Mutter who has followed Hilary’s singing career for many years.