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 SEPTEMBER 26, 2006. Reported and editied by Neil Madsen
Roster and Upcoming Speakers

President Tav presided over the 13th meeting of the year.

Tom Lidkea played for O Canada and Mary Canty said Grace.

New Generations Month:

Vicky introduced her son Nathaniel who explained that his school (Reynold’s High) was to hold a fund-raiser next Tuesday for Cops-for-Cancer and that he had voluteered to have his long pony-tail shaved off. Members donated $470 toward his goal.

Well done!

Right: Nathaniel displaying some of his mother's legally persuasive traits.

Visiting Rotarian & Guest, introduced by Will Carter:

Peter Jasper, Hannover/Eilenried Germany, Inorganic Chemistry.

Nathaniel Doherty was the guest of his mother, Vicky Pitt.
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

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 lates Will and Tom Croft, those sitting at the same table as last week, George Pritchard for winning $90 at a golf tournament, Tricia for casting doubt on the ability of four able-bodied (?) men to re-arrange the flags; and all those men with waists > 31.5” (actually it was 84 cm. = 37”). Health risk, you see.

Tricia had happy $ for leaving tomorrow to visit her grand-daughter.

President Tav won the draw but drew black.

Club Assembly: Pres. Tav. called on David Maxwell, Foundation Director.
David expressed the hope that we would use the Foundation as the vehicle to contribute to our charity of choice, which we hope is Rotary. As explained in the flow chart passed out on the tables, donations to either the permanent fund or the traditional Foundation fund remain unspent for three years to allow the interest to pay the costs of administration. Then 100% is spent from the annual giving fund (and the interest from the permanent fund); 50% for foundation programs such asPolioPlus, while 50% is returned to the districts for their programs. Every member is expected to donate at least $125/year and thus be a sustaining member. Recognition in the form of a Paul Harris Fellowship is awarded for each $1,000 US; at this point David gave new pins to Mark Bedford and Tav MacPherson (below), the former with one sapphire (PH + 1) and the latter with two.

Donation of $1,000 US to the permanent fund results in recognition as a Benefactor, with wings for one’s Rotary Membership Pin. A bequest of $10,000 or more makes one a member of the Bequest Society, with a pin sporting a diamond for each $10,000. David then gave Lynne Murray (above) her wings and a pin with three diamonds. Dallas Chapple at this point volunteered to be a Benefactor.

Finally, David reminded us that we would have the annual tax receipt auction at a meeting in November, an excellent opportunity to contribute to the Foundation.

Club Administration: Barry Mutter thanked members for all their help in obtaining speakers. Programs are now pretty well set for the remainder of the calendar year. He read a letter from Donna Carrigan, who you will remember is getting ready to run across the Gobi. She reported on her training and fund raising.

Membership: Lynne Murray
reported in lieu of Jack Petrie that we are running at 74% attendance but we must try to raise that to 85%. We have inducted two new members this year but unfortunately lost two due to conflicts with business demands. We must try to find ten new members this year to compensate for normal attrition. Members are urged to invite their friends and associates to come to a meeing; the Club will pay for the first lunch of an invited guest.

Community Service Projects: Dallas Chapple
complemented Lorna and Heather for their special and spectacularly successful projects: the Home and Garden Tour and the Golf Tournament (with Lori). The Club’s share of the former came to $12,865 and of the latter to some $11,000.

Announcements: Lorna has booked 50 places for members to attend the dinner theatre “Thanks for the Memories” at the OBBH on Sunday, Oct. 29, 6:00 PM, This will be in place of our Oct. 31 meeting and will be farewell to the OBBH. Please reserve now!

Lorna also anounced that the Windsor Park Pavillion grand opening will be at noon on Oct. 28 and a special invitation is issued to Club members to recognize our $8,000 contribution to help furnish the building. Tom L., Tom C. & Nels will be BBQing hot dogs.

International Projects: Jim Force was away so Tricia reported on events in Malawi.

Tricia leaves for Africa on Oct. 13 (along with Joan Firkins and 60 other Rotarians) to take part in the Rotary polio immunization program; following this, 16 members of our district will visit the Lillydale B project. Tricia and Colleen Milne (West Shore) will then spend nine days in Malawi where they will be visiting Memory Chazeza and her new husband, Henry. Members will remember Christie Johnson who has spoken to us about her work in Malawi on both famine relief and the assistance given to Memory and her grand ambition to provide education for girls in that country. Indeeed, Memory has visited our Club and made a great impression with her lovely personality and dedication to her mission. Now she and her husband are embarked on a project to build a school for girls. They already have the land and have purchased a significant number of mud bricks - 200,000 are being dried at present. Tricia and Colleen are going there as liaison for a number of Rotary clubs in greater Victoria and Edmonton, including our own, that are sponsoring the project. Before going to Malawi, Tricia will be purchasing school supplies in South Africa and she will be asking our members for cash donations for these supplies before leaving. Christie Johnson has set up a Foundation (the Sooke Rotary Community Foundation) so that moneys received can be eligible for tax receipts. Tricia is working on a web site ( which will be ready soon. Isn’t this is a great venture for the Club to be involved in?

Rotary Moment: President Tav wil be going to the R.I. Intl. Convention in Salt Lake City in June and since that location is convenient for us, suggests that members should consider joining him there.

NOTA BIEN: The equipment and supplies related to candy floss and popcorn making need to find a new home by mid October. Please contact Brian Lamb at 480-3506 or by email at if you think you might have a place to store these club assets in your home or place of business.

Upcoming Speakers and Roster
Programs for October
Oct 3
Bill Feyrer - Project Unity
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 3
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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