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Program for November 27 reported by David Philip. Click here for PRINT VERSION

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President Jack discussed the work of the R.I. Foundation and noted that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation had just awarded R.I. with a $200 Million dollar Challenge Grant for the eradication of polio, the largest grant in Rotary’s 102 year history. In the absence of Tom Lidkea AND a locked piano, Tom Croft led the singing of O Canada and David Sills said grace.

Visiting Rotarian introduced by Barbara Bristol:

Erika Schmidt, Seattle 4, P.R.

Announcements:
Christmas Party: Heather Aked reminded us that it is on Dec. 11, 6.00 for 7:00PM at the University Faculty Club. Parking is only $2 flat rate after Six.

Mary Canty gave a report on the Health of the Club, in particular, the progress being made by Mark Bedford. She announced that Mark was now home recuperating. In particular, she mentioned the part played by John Snively in his daily visitations to Mark pre-and post-operatively. John received a deserved round of applause.

 

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Sergeant-at-Arms:
Leslie Rogers-Warnock appears to have stuck her neck out a mile with a mild criticism of the Sergeant-at-Arms and Brian Lamb was happy to relinquish the role of Sergeant at Arms for the day. Leslie was up to the task. According to Leslie, the Fireside meeting was a great success, commenting on the quality and taste of the best scalloped potatoes she had tasted which had been made by Nels Granewall. The other comment was of the quality of the butter tarts supplied by Lorna Curtis. Rotary Jeopardy was a great success. Leslie fined members who had not cleaned their gutters. She levied fines on those who had started Christmas too early. Lorna, with her relationship with the Oak Bay Recreation Center, was fined for having a part in displaying the beautiful Christmas tree in the dining room.
Pablo is having a birthday on December 1 and was serenaded by all with a rousing rendition of “ Happy Birthday to Pablo.”
The draw was won by Barb but she plucked the black marble from the bag.

tavTav Macpherson conferred a Paul Harris fellowship on Margaret Patrick. Margaret is a relatively new member of the club and was commended strongly on her support of the Foundation. Tav showed a movie detailing the extent of the participation of Rotary in the stamping out of the curse of Polio. This acted as a warmup to the anticipated auction of donations to the foundation, by virtue of the sale of the proceeds of fines collected during the year.These were augmented to make it a worthwhile contribution to the Foundation with a tax write-off as an incentive. The highlights of the movie were the 1985 inception of Rotary’s Polio Plus program. The great success worldwide by all Rotary clubs, spurred even politicians to participate and provide funds to buy vaccine. This is especially true of the United Nations. Rotary international, proved to be the catalyst for the entire program. As Rotary members, we should all be proud of this.

The Tax Receipt Auction was ably handled with aplomb by Tom Croft. Results as follows:

#
Item
Winning Bid
Winning Bidder
1
100
350
Perry Bamji
2
150
400
Lynne Murray
3
200
650
Lynne Murray
4
100
525
Vicky Pitt
5
150
500
Neil Madsen
6
200
550
Peter Lawrie
7
250
650
Tav Macpherson
8
200
600
David Maxwell
9
100
425
Ted Harrison
10
150
450
Jack Petrie
11
200
525
Tricia Timmermans
12
250
575
Barbara Bristol
13
150
450
Lynne Murray
14
200
550
David Maxwell
15
100
450
Perry Bamji
16
150
450
Peter Lawrie
17
250
600
David Philip
18
100
450
Rod Sim
Totals
3,000
9,150
= $12,150 in total

Tom CroftTom Croft was thanked by Tav in glowing terms.

The auction ended at 1:15 p.m. and President Jack reminded everyone that their cheques for their purchases should be made payable to the Rotary Club of Oak Bay and delivered to Treasurer David Sills, as soon as possible. Editor’s Note: Last year’s auction yielded a total of $9,575, so the result this year represents an increase of 27%.

Congratulations Everyone!

OAK BAY ROTARY OFFICERS
SERVICE DIRECTORS

President:
Jack Petrie

President Elect:
Neil Rawnsley

Past President:
Tav Macpherson

Secretary:
Leslie Rogers-Warnock

Treasurer:
David Sills

Administration:
Steve Harthill

Public Relations:
Tricia Timmermans

Foundation:
Tav Macpherson

Membership:
Joan Peggs

Service Projects:
Tom Lidkea
Joe Prentice

International:
Heather Aked

Sergeants @ Arms:
Brian Lamb

Attendance:
Lynne Murray

SPEAKERS - December

December 4 Ralph Newton-White: Orphans and Abandoned Children in Myanmar.
Devember 11 Christmas Party at Faculty Club - no noon meeting.
December 18 Annual General Meeting

ROSTER - December

Date
GREETER &
SAY GRACE
GREETER &
INTRODUCE GUESTS
BULLETIN
MINUTES
HOST &
INTRODUCE SPEAKER
THANK
SPEAKER
           
4-Dec Sim Sims Snively Stirling Taylor
11-Dec Takahashi Timmermans Bamji Aked Andersen
18-Dec Beauvais Bedford Bixler Bristol-Price Canty, L

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