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 October 19, 2010. Reported by Eugen Bannerman

Visiting Rotarians And GuestsIntroduced by Pablo Diemecke:
Bob Fahlman, John Bowron, Margaret Patrick, Cynthia Leigh, Tsyoshi Takahasi, Richard Bowles.

12:15 President John (Welcome back) Edgell welcomed guests, past and present members. John had been away in Central Europe on a barge and canal holiday. Tom Lidkea played, O Canada, and Lorna Curtis said Grace.

12:30 President John announced today was 36th Anniversary of the Charter Night of our club, held at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, on October 19, 1974. Barney Simmons was president; the first project was to build picnic tables. Brian Lamb, the longest member in our club, joined within a year of Charter Night. Brian offered a toast “for another 36 years of the club.” To toast the event, John had ordered a glass of red or white wine for each person present. Thanks, John.

TRIVIA: When did we start making cotton candy for the Oak Bay Tea Party? 1985.

1:25 President John stated, “it makes me feel good to be part of Oak Bay Rotary.”
Thanks to alumni for joining us.
Next week, Perry Bamji , one of our own members, will entertain us with some of his “goofy patterns.” “Crazy Inventions: An extravaganza of Eccentric Ingenuity.”

1:29 After “The Queen,” John chimed the bell.

President John Edgell introduced Past President Victoria Pitt, who spoke of the history of the club, and where we are going in the future. She based her talk on “The First 20 Years,” an address given by President Len Lane on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the club, held at the Laurel Point Inn. There were 22 members on Charter Night, Joan Peggs' father, and Neil Rawnsley’s father were both members. On the 20th anniversary, the Oak Bay Club had 500 exchange banners; now we have about 800, somewhere. Mary Canty said she still corresponds with one of the exchange students from that time who lives in Australia. D.P. Peggs became the first District Governor from the Club.

Jim Force spoke of where we were going regarding Mentorship. New members' mentorship will start soon. Jim also spoke from a report he compiled, “A Decade of Giving.” The Oak Bay Rotary Club raised a total of $510,000 between 2000 and 2010.

Note taker: Eugen Bannerman, Oak Bay Rotarian since February 2010.

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Past President Tav Macpherson made 3 announcements: send contributions to Polio Plus; Visit of District Governor Dr Bob Martin on Nov. 2; and Tax Receipt Auction on Nov. 9, Neil Madsen looking after it.

President Elect Joan Peggs, spoke of two upcoming fundraisers: Dec 1, Christmas concert on behalf of the Literacy Fund; and the Poinsettia Sale, 6” pot for $12. Delivery Thursday Nov. 25 at Don Coffey’s on Allenby Street.

Heather Aked announced Christmas dinner on Tues. Dec 14, will probably be at the Yacht Club. “Bring your dancing shoes.”

President John will present the Rotary Wreath at the Cenotaph on Nov. 11. Wynn Taylor will do the Remembrance service at the Yacht Club.

Celebrations Master Heather Aked managed to fine about a dozen people, for leaving early, not signing in, missing the phantom handshaker, not reading the Bulletin, for being a visiting Rotarian, etc. We sang Happy Birthday to Lori Toal.

Slides of past club events, people, were being shown on the screen. Thanks to David Sills for archiving the history of the club in pictures, etc.

Joan Firkins pointed out there is now a new list of names with NEW NUMBERS on the Badge/Name box.

Peter Johannknecht had the winning ticket on the 50/50 lottery draw. He admitted that it was Wolf Schopper’s winning ticket.


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26-Oct Lamb Lawrie Lidkea MacPherson Madsen Aked Bannerman
October Programs (Vocational Service)
Oct 26 Perry  – Crazy Inventions –An Extravaganza of Eccentric Ingenuity

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