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
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Program for November 16, 2010. Reported by Neil Rawnsley

Greetings were extended by Joe Prentice (where was the other greeter?) and the financial duo of Sim/Sims extracted lunch money and draw dollars. President John opened the meeting with comments highlighting Foundation month following which we enjoyed another excellent lunch (I’m trying to flatter Lorna and staff).

Rod Sim circulated the Salvation Army Christmas Kettle sign-up sheet with shifts beginning on December 4th. Initially we will be manning the kettles Friday and Saturday afternoons until the 18th of the month and then we will go to a daily schedule. This is a great opportunity to join another club member for a shift.

Joan Firkins provided us with a Rotary moment on the topic of Rotary Fellowship and Action Groups. There are Fellowship groups for a variety of interests such as boating, quilting, flying, and convention goers as well as Action Groups for service projects such as the Dental Volunteer Group, the Aids Action Group and as Lynne Murray noted a Diabetic Action Group.

Neil R
Bulletin Reporter Neil R. has a twinkle in his eye that looks like he's up to no good!

Jaclyn Induction

President John inducted our newest member Jacqueline Mealing who was proposed by John Snively and Tricia Timmermans.  Jacqueline is the Project Co-ordinator for a group doing aid work in Guatemala.

Following the induction John introduced Peter Lawrie who gave a succinct and compelling presentation on the upcoming Christmas Concert on December 1st at  St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church. A large group of club volunteers headed by President-Elect, Joan Peggs, has worked hard on this fundraiser with Pablo Diemecke working for over two months to put together the program. As well as the main orchestra he has arranged for vocal and trumpet soloists as well as a youth orchestra. Funds raised from the event will be directed 50/50 between local and international literacy programs. International programs in Mexico, Uganda, Malawi and Rwanda will benefit as well as local initiatives at Quadra and George Jay schools. Peter spoke of the co-operative initiatives of the Rotary Literacy Roundtable which has brought together representatives of all the Rotary Clubs in Areas 4A and 4B. Giles Bixler and Peter both sit on this committee which will raise the profile of Rotary in our community. Literacy programs include the “Read for the Top” program of the Victoria Rotary Club at Tillicum school and an island-wide program for sight impaired children.

The Christmas Concert committee needs your assistance in circulating posters, and purchasing and selling tickets, as they attempt to accelerate sales. Heather Aked has secured a major sponsor (Macquarie Private Wealth, Inc.) and other Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsors have been procured. Flynn Printing is donating the printing of the printed programs and door prizes have been donated. A digital version of the program has been finalized and is available to any member by contacting Tricia.

Jim Force used the few waning moments before being cut off by the President to plug the endeavours of the Rotary Greater Victoria Public Relations Committee. The committee is promoting Rotary to the 25-40 demographic and using social media such as Facebook to extend our profile with links to Rotary things.

The Queen, accompanied by Tom Lidkea, brought up The End.

Visiting Rotarians And Guests
Introduced by Joe Prentice

Barbara Campbell guest of Pablo Diemecke;
Gary Smith guest of Jack Petrie;
Doug Canty guest of Corey Burger.
No visiting Rotarians this week.

Tav Macpherson advised that the average number of club members completing the “hours of Rotary Service” form each week was  28 and the service average was 8 hours a week.

Heather Aked reminded us of the Christmas Party list being circulated, and Corey Burger brought us up to date on Mary Canty’s medical situation. While she is not quite ready for visitors she would appreciate hearing from members.

Celebrations' Master, Perry Bamji, collected from early leavers, Brian Lamb and Joan Firkins, and started the fines with President John. Fines were extracted if you missed the phantom hand shaker (Ted Chambers); other miscreants included Peter Lawrie, Vicky Pitt and Corey Burger. Everyone failed Perry’s website knowledge quiz and happy dollars came from Jack Petrie (who dat?), Heather, Tav (who is off to New Zealand for Christmas), Corey and Lynne. 

Jack Petrie had the winning ticket for the draw but missed the Jack-pot.

Date
GREETER &
SAY GRACE
GREETER &
INTRODUCE
GUESTS

BULLETIN
MINUTES
HOST & INTRODUCE SPEAKER
THANK
SPEAKER
ROOM SETUP/
TAKEDOWN
November Roster

23-Nov

Sills

Sims

McLeod

Taylor

Timmermans

Bedford

30-Nov

Toal

Aked

Bannerman

Bixler

Petrie

Bedford

07-Dec Cooley Chapple Carter Canty Burger Bedford
14-Dec Christmas Party - No Meeting
21-Dec Madsen MacPherson Lidkea Lawrie Lamb Bedford
28-Dec NO MEETING

Cash Desk: Sim; 50-50: Sims; Celebrations Master: (November: Bamji) (December: Lawrie)

PROGRAMS
November Programs
Nov 23 Malawi Girls School – Christie Johnson and Memory Chazeza
Nov 30 Joan Firkins Rotarians for Fighting AIDS Action Group
To view a COMPLETE LIST OF PROGRAMS and THE DUTY ROSTER FOR MEETINGS click the linked words

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