Rotary Club of Oak Bay
  Service Above Self 2005-2006 Rotary International Theme: Service Above Self District Governor: Joan Firkins




Hike up Mt. Finlayson
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Pub & Tug
It was a rum-runner of a day - and most of us stayed dry
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The Stephen Lewis Foundation Dinner
Victoria Conference Centre
November 18, 2005

Stephen Lewis
Stephen Lewis is coming next month to help us raise money for African children orphaned by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. An inspiring speaker, Stephen is Canada's former Ambassador to the UN and is now the UN's special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa. You can help. Buy tickets to the November 18th fundraiser comprising dinner, a silent auction and a keynote presentation by Stephen. Tickets are still available from
Rotary International will direct all proceeds to front-line help for the children! You can also see John or Tav for tickets ($75.00). Download Poster.


Program for October 11, 2005, at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Reported by Neil Madsen
Assistant District Governor, Ken Walton, presents Jim Force with a commemorative certificate, a Paul Harris Fellow pin, and a medallion, in recognition of Jim's becoming a Paul Harris Fellow. President Dave named Ken, who will be retiring from his position soon, Rotarian of the Week, in recognition for the work he has done for Rotary.


Visiting Rotarians: Introduced by Tom Croft.
Margaret Mann, Harbourside, Law Courts Administration,
Ken Walton, A.D.G., guest of the Club, & Tom Martin, Harbourside.


Lea Chambers has joined the Rotary Club of North Calgary and is starting a Rotex Club.
Lea and Fie

Jim Force distributed posters advertising Indaba - A Gathering.

This event is sponsored by African AIDS Angels Society. It will be an evening of auction and song to support widows and orphans of AIDS in Africa, and is to be held Saturday, November 5, at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $20. There'll be: African Appetisers, Gumboot Dancing, Marimba, and The Gettin' Higher Choir. Please see Jim for more details & tickets, or phone: 744-3996. There are no ticket sales at the door (White Eagle Hall, 90 Dock Street, on the corner of Dock and Niagara).

Margaret Mann briefed us on the Xmas Cake Sale organized by Harbourside Rotary.

Contact: or Cakes will be delivered to Clubs the first meeting in December - but hurry, there are only seven cakes left!

Social Events:


Heather announced a Halloween Tea at
Barbara Bristol's home on Sunday October 30
from 2 - 5:00 PM.

'Pot Luck' snacks.
Wine provided.
Cost: $5.00

Our Christmas Party will be held on December 20
in lieu of the regular meeting.
No meeting on
December 27 either.
General Assembly - Reports from the Directors - CLICK the 3 links:

Vocational Service - Tricia Timmermans

Club Services - John Snively

Community Services - Jack Petrie.

Foundation - Neil Rawnsley reported for Tav Mac but since Tav will give us a full briefing on November 8, we'll wait for that followed by the Tax Auction on November 22.

Rotary Membership - Development & Retention by Brian Lamb.

Goals: to induct 8 new members this year and to go out of our way to ensure new members are actively engaged in the club. Action plans to ensure this are:
1. Actively have our eyes & ears open for new members and promote Rotary at events.
2. Rotary Moments to periodically remind members of this need.
3. Assign each new member a former President as mentor and have them use the “Overview for New Members Notes” prepared by Lorna.
4. Determine interests of new members & assign to Committee or Task - Ron Cooley.

Sergeant At Arms

Dallas Chapple levied numerous fines including ones for those who ate turkey over the week-end, and Martin Holden for offering your humble agent a beer (but not her), as well as Giles Bixler for being late for his duties. Birthdays are being celebrated by Mary Canty and Ian Baker.
: Neil M. pulled an old set of tickets from his pocket and found the winning number on the new set just in time. Sounds like good reason for a fine?

Join us at Noon on Tuesdays at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel
1175 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC, CANADA


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