Rotary Club of Oak Bay
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Foundation Fundraiser

McMorran's Restaurant
Nov. 3

White Elephant Auction $32.50:
Find something unusual in the basement, wrap it in white tissue, and write a little poem to describe it.

Last Tango In Paris

Oak Bay Business Improvement Association and Friends
Penny Farthing Pub,
Saturday November 5.
This is a fundraiser
for the CLOCK which will be erected in front of the Pharmasave.
The event is Black Tie and Jeans
and includes all the food and drink you can consume.

A Tax receipt will be issued.

Halloween party

At Barbara's on Oct. 30th

Please bring an appetizer.
1-4 pm.
Email Heather if you're coming
Let her know if your partner will be there as well.
Cost $5

Pablo and the McPherson Trio! are playing this Sat. morning at the
Alix Goolden Hall.
Free Admission. 11:30 am

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 18, 2005, at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Reported by John Snively
Tav & Bert with meeting speaker, Patricia Elias.

President David opened the meeting by suggesting that we consider Christmas giving to the Wheel Chair Foundation. More details on that later (MJH!). O Canada was led by Tom Lidkea, grace said by Irene Davie.

Rotarian of the Week was Nels Granewall for his work with youth exchange, ambassadorial fellows and the new R.I. policy on sexual harassment. Stay tuned for the latter!

Visiting Rotarians, introduced by Rod Sim:
Jim Parker, Saanich Sunrise, S/A; Bruce Hooker, Saanich,
Real Estate; Ken Haywood, Edmonton, Auto Theft!
Patricia Elias, Zanzibar, Education/Director.

Jeff Grisold has decided to resign from Rotary. President Dave expressed gratitude for the great service Jeff has provided the club.

Tom Lidkea reminded us of the “Broom Bash” at Uplands Park and Cattle Point on Sat. and Sun. 1-4pm A family event, please bring gloves, and loppers. Now who can guess what's wrong with this picture below taken October 23?

A definite dearth of Rotarians and Interactors, that's what! Well there were two - but one was taking the picture and the other was the official greeter.

Volunteers are needed on Mon, Tues, Thurs, and Fri to help the students of St. Patrick's School in planting along Bowker Creek.

Today's SPEAKER:

Tav introduced Patricia Elias who used to be an OB High school teacher. When she and her husband were travelling in Zanzibar, they were struck by the poverty, the lack of health care, and the lack of education.

They have started a new Rotary Club in Jambiani of which she is the Vice-President; already they have 34 members. The club will be chartered on Nov. 19.

Pat and her husband have helped create the “Hands Across Borders Society” ( which is dedicated to providing and overseeing the establishment of health and education projects in the developing world. In Jambiani they have developed a “Wellness Clinic” which includes a “wound clinic”. Many people from countries such as Canada and Denmark volunteer, but more are always needed. Deaf and hard of hearing locals are being assisted, and clean water initiatives have been begun through the International Red Cross.

Pat's e-mail address is; she requested to be on our mail list.

Sergeant At Arms

Sergeant at Arms fined everyone a loonie for “union dues”. Rod, David P and Brian Lamb fined for being late. David Sills fined for a new haircut. Angele fined for her name (inappropriate for a realtor) Les and Mary fined for missing a few meetings.

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


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