Rotary Club of Oak Bay
2006-2007 Rotary International Theme: Lead the Way
District 5020 Governor 06-07: Erik Frederickson

Join us at Noon on Tuesdays at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel - 1175 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC, CANADA, V8S 2N2
Directions to Hotel
(Location is changing as of November 2006 - see below)

BULLETIN FOR OCTOBER 3, 2006. Reported by Anne Sims
Roster and Upcoming Speakers

President Tav presided over the 14th meeting of the year and reminded us that October is Vocational Service Month.  Tom Lidkea played for O Canada and Tom Croft recited grace.

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel will close on Nov. 6 The Club will meet after October at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre
1975 Bee Street
(250) 595-SWIM (7946)

Click here for Map of Oak Bay/Victoria showing Rec Centre location

Visiting Rotarians and Guests introduced by Lorna Curtis:

Joe Prentice, Whitehorse;
Bill Feyrer, Harbourside, Sawmill Machinery;
Patricia Hunt, Victoria, Business Consultant;
Paul Holmes, Victoria, Website Design;
Ray Johnston, Sherwood Park Centennial, CA - Finance.
Newell Morrison was the guest of Tom Croft;
Carol Livingstone was the guest of Angele Munro.

Mark Bedford writes that he was cleaning up his files the other day and, instead of $2,000 in travelers checks (never mind, Mark, your reward will come in heaven), he found this quote which he considers to be in synch with our 4-way test and Service before Self.  Thanks, Mark

SEVEN DEADLY SINS,  --  Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

Wealth without work;
   Pleasure without conscience;
         Knowledge without character;
               Business without morality;
                   Science without humanity;
                          Worship without sacrifice;
                                And politics without principle.

Don't forget: The October 31st meeting has been cancelled – this was to be our last meeting at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel while it undergoes redevelopment. Instead of the regular meeting you are invited to attend THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, a SHOW AND THREE COURSE DINNER on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2006 at 6:30PM. COST $50 per person. The venue can accommodate 110 guests.  The Hotel has been kind enough to book off 50 spots (until October 17th) for the Oak Bay Rotary Club.  It would be nice if we could fill the venue with 110 guests – but remember the Hotel is only holding our 50 spots until October 17th, then they will be released to the general public. If you and a guest/s would like to attend this Club Social event please let Heather Aked know by October 17th at A sign-up sheet will be circulated at the next meeting.  PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST PAY FOR THIS EVENT WHEN YOU SIGN UP. CHEQUES ARE PAYABLE TO THE OAK BAY BEACH HOTEL.


Mark Bedford fined Irene, Lynne and Tom Croft for talking all the way through the assembly last week. But he also fined himself for misspelling the name of the guest speaker in last weeks Bulletin. However, he was doing double duty. Fines were accorded to Joan for her funny email and to Lorna for her computer that obviously has been partaking in her drug therapy as it sent out the same email to all members four times. David Sills for “flashing” the inappropriate pictures on the inside of his tie. Unfortunately for David he flashed the Sergeant at Arms. Fines were handed out to all of us who had not discussed attending the Thanks for the Memories event with our partners. Only 11 have signed up for the dinner.
Birthday cards for Barbara and Ted and an anniversary for David & Lisa Maxwell.

Happy & Sad Dollars
Carl had 2 happy $10.00 because he does not need to see his radiation doctor for another 6 months and last week he was inducted into the University of Guelph’s Sports Hall of Fame.
Ted H for a good holiday in England with Irene and then in Nova Scotia with Barbara. He also had happy dollars for the $2000 in Travelers Cheques that Barbara found while cleaning out his garage. Jerry Mclean commended Neil Madsen and his wife for creating a scholarship at the University of Alberta.
Neil Rawnsley won the draw but drew the black marble.

David Maxwell presented the Rotarian of the Year Pin to Joan Firkins. Joan was the recipient of the award for 2005-2006 but the actual pin just arrived.
First time Paul Harris Fellows were awarded to Anne Sims and Mary Canty.
The Home & Garden audit has been completed and the net receipts to the Club were an amazing $12, 840.72.
Theresa reminded us she was collecting donations on behalf of Tricia for school supplies for the children in Malawi.
Heather is passing around a signup sheet for the Thanks for the Memories night at the Hotel.
Vicky Pitt thanked the Club on behalf of her son Nathan who is having his head shaved for the Cops for Cancer. His total fundraising amounted to $1,318 of which the club members donated $470. He will be back for a visit next week to show us the results. His comment was that “Rotarians Rock”

Guest Speaker

Joan Firkins introduced our guest speaker, Bill Feyrer a member of the Harbourside Club. Bill was here to represent the World Community Service-Project Unity. Bill outlined the purpose and goals of Project Unity.

By collaborating with other clubs through Project Unity clubs are able to share limited funds to enable them to complete larger projects. Some of the projects done are:
Kids Kits, aid for orphans in southern Zambia, shelter boxes for the tsunami victims in Asia and the earthquake in Pakistan. Through the Foundation and the matching grants we are able to raise $2.50 for every $1.00 that is donated. He recently visited a joint project that Harbourside and Sidney by the Sea Rotary Clubs completed in El Negrito in Honduras; an 8 km water pipeline. The pipeline provides clean water to 1000 people in Comayagua. These projects have a real impact on those involved and are a significant investment in World Peace. The money for the projects comes from the Paul Harris Foundation and he encouraged all members to be involved and help plan where the funds go. All clubs are asked to provide a delegate to the committee.

Bill announced that there will be a meeting of the Project Unity Committee tonight and all clubs in our area will be asked to donate $500 to a joint project.  President Tav advised that Angele Munro will be our representative.

Brian Lamb thanked Bill for providing a clear and informative presentation

Upcoming Speakers and Roster
Programs for October
Oct 10
Dr. Tim Ball - Hudsons Bay Origins
Oct 17
Kevin Walker - Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Oct 24
Kit Spence - Afghanistan, creation of democracy
Oct 29
Special Event (no meeting October 31)
Thank Speaker
Oct 10 Lamb Force Granewell Harrison Harthill
Oct 17 Jackson Lamb Maxwell McDougall Marsh
Oct 24 McLean McLeod Munro Murray Mutter
OCTOBER Cashier: J. Snively; 50-50: T. Eley

President - Tav Macpherson
President Elect -
Jack Petrie
Past President -
David Maxwell
Secretary -
Leslie Rogers-Warnock
Treasurer - Brian Lamb

Service Directors:
Administration -
Barry Mutter
Public Relations -
Tricia Timmermans
Foundation -
David Maxwell
Membership - Jack Petrie
Service Projects -
Dallas Chapple
International - Jim Force
Sergeants @ Arms -
Mark Bedford
& Ben Andersen

Attendance: Lynne Murray

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