Rotary Club of Oak Bay
2007-2008 Rotary International Theme: Rotary Shares
District 5020 Governor 07-08: Norm Watts
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Program for October 23, reported by Peter Lawrie - Click here for PRINT VERSION
President Jack informed us that on this day in 1915, 25,000 women marched in New York to demand the vote. Several were arrested. Mind you, not until 1987 were women admitted to Rotary, and then only by court order.
Tom Lidkea played for O Canada and Angele Munro recited grace.

Jackie Andrews
Speaker, Jackie Andrews, of the NEEDS Crisis Line
Visiting Rotarians & Guests: introduced by Joan Peggs

Conrad LeDrew, Harbourside, Retail Specialist;
Bill LeSourd, Calgary South, Oil & Gas Exploration'
Jarrod Clayton, Edmonton Strathcona, Financial Consulting.
Tom MacLachlan was the guest of Jerry McLean;
Peter Johannknecht was the guest of Wolf Schopper.
Jackie Andrews and Mary Rumsby from NEEDS Crisis & Information Line were our guest speakers and were guests of the Club

Conrad LeDrew, a visiting Rotarian from Harbourside, informed the group of the Harbourside Roses for Rotary fundraiser on October 27th. They expect to deliver 1700 dozen roses on Saturday and he invited us to participate by ordering flowers for someone special.
Tricia and President Jack showed us a framed wall plaque with the Rotary insignia and charter (a Declaration of Rotarian Business Persons and Professionals). In the spirit of October being Vocational Services month, Tricia said, “All proud Rotarians would want this plaque on their office wall. For a nominal price ($30) it could be yours.”
Joan Peggs led a discussion on the importance of attendance and participation in meetings. She reminded us that membership is also a commitment to attend at least 60% of meetings including at least 30% of our Oak Bay meetings, unless there is an executive-approved leave of absence. There are a number of ways for us to do make-ups if we have fallen behind. The bottom line is that “as a group we care for your well being so we will contact members who are absent for extended periods to see if there is anything they might need help with. Attendance and participation makes the club stronger.”

Joan Peggs - Attendance
Joan delivers an attendance pep-talk while Heather, Lorna, Peter and ... could that be Giles, ponder.


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Birthday Girl

Brian was on a roll capturing just about everyone at least once in the
meeting. A group fine of $1 was levied for anyone who did not pay for lunch with exact change. Ron Cooley was fined $2 for entering the parking lot through the exit to save time. In response to a newspaper article reporting misconduct of a Yacht Club Accountant, all accountants plus anyone who has ever kept books for a group were fined $1. In response to an advertisement from BMO advising that there would be a refund to many customers due to an oversight in their procedures, everyone who had ever had a BMO account was
fined $1. Leslie lost her gold chain and it only cost her $2 to buy it back. People with last names beginning in I, J, L also levied fines. Pete fined Don O’Coffey $2 for simply being too nice a guy. Tom L reported that 3 Rotarians had helped out on the weekend’s Broom Bash so fined everyone $1 who didn’t participate. President Jack pointed out that three participants represented a 300% improvement from last year and thought it showed a positive trend.
Lori’s birthday was Tuesday. She had 20 Happy Dollars for not telling how old. Carl J had 5 HD’s for his happy Thanksgiving in Ontario with his family, great weather and all. Nels had 5 HD’s for Don O as thanks for him helping to clean out a house. Trica had 3 SD/HD’s because she would miss three meetings but would be enjoying herself on her boat in Guatemala. Gary Nazur won the draw and pulled out the white marble for total winnings of $85. Congratulations!
Jackie Andrews:
Carl introduced our guest speakers, Jackie Andrews and Mary Rumsby from the NEEDS Crisis line. Jackie gave a great review of the history and the services provided by the Crisis line. The organization has been working for 36 years in Victoria and offers 24/7 telephone access for anyone in need to call. Trained volunteers take the calls. In addition there is a special youth line, staffed by trained youth volunteers, that operates from 4-10pm, 7 days per week. The focus of the help is that callers experience that they have been fully heard and understood and have been provided non-judgmental emotional support. Callers remain anonymous. The Crisis line volunteers do not problem solve or offer advice but are trained in crisis intervention and referrals where that is required. Callers range from people who live on the streets to professionals. Most share a common experience of being lonely, isolated, depressed and sometimes suicidal. Youth and mature volunteers are welcomed and will be interviewed, screened and trained before taking their first calls. Jackie said it is very satisfying work in that you know you are making a positive impact on people’s lives every shift and you learn new skills that help you in every aspect of your life.
Kathleen thanked the speakers, praising them for the importance of their work and commenting that their warmth and empathy really make a difference.
Closing Remarks:
President Jack adjourned the meeting with the assistance of a Halloween Gremlin who reminded people that next week would be vocational presentations and Halloween. If you have a costume, you are encouraged to wear it!

light moment

Our meetings can get pretty hilarious. Special Guest at right had them rolling in the aisles.

Jack Petrie

President Elect:
Neil Rawnsley

Past President:
Tav Macpherson

Leslie Rogers-Warnock

David Sills

Steve Harthill

Public Relations:
Tricia Timmermans

Tav Macpherson

Joan Peggs

Service Projects:
Tom Lidkea
Joe Prentice

Heather Aked

Sergeants @ Arms:
Brian Lamb

Lynne Murray


October 30 Member Vocationals - Cindy, Kathleen, Wendie. Halloween!!
November 6 Foundation
November 13 Foundation Joan Firkins
November 20

Art Gallery of Victoria - Shirley Madill

November 27 Foundation Auction

ROSTER: September/October

30-Oct Macpherson Marsh Maxwell McDougall McLean

October Cashier: PITT; 50-50 FROESE

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