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August 1, 2017 – Dariusz Dziewanski: Normalization of Violence in Cape Flats Gangs

Reporter: Janette Photos: Tom Croft; Bob Schelle Alex Vidal introduced Visitors and Guests: Visiting Rotarian: Craig Billis, District Governor Elect, from Campbell River Daybreak; Darius Dziewanski – Guest Speaker; Maya McIntyre, Anne’s daughter. Announcements: Banner will be circulated for signature and gift to last year’s president. District Governor Tom Carroll will be at the Gorge […]

July 25, 2017 – Nicholas Poeta, co-owner and founder of Edible Landscapes Design

Reporter: Jim Force Photographer: Bob Schelle President Wendy Townsend started the meeting on time with charm and grace. Wolf Schopper introduced visiting Rotarians and guests: guest speaker, Nicholas Poeta, Howard Monson, guest of Gilles Bixler, Linda Cook and Colleen Force, guests of Jim Force. Rotary Moment was given by Joan Firkins who provided a summary […]

July 18, 2017 – Sam Owori’s passing, new member and two significant birthdays

Reporter: Lorna Curtis President Wendy opened the meeting with a remembrance of Rotary International President Elect, Sam Owori, who unexpectedly passed away.  Wendy talked about Sam Owori’s accomplishments and aspirations. President Wendy introduced guests: Gary Lunden (guest for the last time today) Darius – Ambassadorial Scholar The group sang happy birthday to Lorna, as today […]

July 4, 2017 – Misa Hasan Adventures in Citizenship

Reporter: The Reverend Wynn Taylor President Wendy opened the Meeting and Sean Donnelly delivered the invocation. Don O’Coffey introduced the Visiting Rotarians and Guests: Jill Moore  and  Johannes Steinmann  from the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen; Graham Hill, guest of Ron Cooley President Wendy awarded Theme Pins (Making a Difference) to: Jim Force for his work […]

June 6, 2017 – Gabriel Munro and the Amarok Society

Reporter: Dallas Chapple President Lori McLeod opened the meeting and then Heather introduced the guests: Jill Carter (Will’s newlywed wife, just back from their honeymoon!), Barb McKinnon, Jack Petrie’s guest, Ceci Valdes (Pablo’s guest and just announced: fiancé!), and our guest speaker, Gabriel Munro Corey gave an update on his grandmother, Mary, who is in […]

May 23, 2017 – John Jordan on his Rwanda Initiative

Reporter: Ryan Gisler (aka “The Gisler”) Photos: Bob Schelle Visiting Rotarians: Joanne Croghan (District Governor); Don Marino (husband of DG); Amy Badesha (Abbotsford Club) Guests: Ceci Valdes, guest of Pablo; Betty Pitt, guest of Vicki.  Announcements: As previously announced, Mandy is holding a Cambodian bbq, Saturday 27 May, 2017, to raise funds for her proposed Cambodia School project. A District […]

May 16, 2017 – Emerald Papps on Communicating With Animals

Reporter: Ryan Visiting Rotarians: Ben Smillie (Royal Oak);Bob Kains (Canmore, AB) Guests: Linda Cool; Saige Coulson;Betty Pitt;Evelyn Carter; Colleen Force; Emerald Papps (speaker) Announcements: “End Polio Now” fundraising for the Rotary Foundation is doing well. It is only a couple hundred shy of the target with two weeks left. Bob is looking for luncheon speakers for the next Rotary […]

May 9, 2017 – Philip Bissett-Covaneiro, founder of Y.E.S. (Young Entrepreneurs Society)

Reporter: Ali Edgell Photos: Bob Schelle and Janette Janna Gisler ran the meeting today in President Lori’s absence and she did a fabulous job keeping the program moving along. Tom Croft introduced our guests today.  We welcomed Ceci, guest of Pablo, Betty Pitt, guest of Vicky Pitt and, our guest speaker Philip Bisset-Covaneiro. Rotary Moment: […]

April 25, 2017 – Dr. Gordon Heinrichs on 5 ways to improve Doctor-Patient Communication

Reporter: Ali Edgell Photo: Bob Schelle President Lori called the meeting to order at the beautiful Victoria Golf Club.  An acapella version of O’Canada ensued and lunch was served.  Table talk was of income tax refunds – hurray! Visitors and guests: Anne Sims welcomed our guests and visiting Rotarians.  We welcomed: Judi Schulz, guest of Peter […]

April 4, 2017 – Chris Linford on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

REPORTER: Ryan Gisler  Child and Maternal Health month commences in April. Rotary Foundation funded midwife jeep in Central Haiti. Jim Force’s meeting for the Rotary Global Grant takes place after the meeting today.  Guests and visitors: We had a large contingent from former Royal Oak Centennial Club.  Crawford McLean; Jim Parker; Jim Hickie; Art Joyce; Laura Malo; Bruce Curtiss; Josh Wintoniak […]

March 28, 2017 – Dr. John Cassidy from the Pacific Geoscience Centre on Earthquakes

Reporter: Peter Lawrie Wendy Townsend – President Elect – called an unruly and raucous crowd to order at precisely 12:15.  Mary gave the blessing and Lorna introduced visiting Rotarians and visitors.  We had lots of visitors!!  Rotarians – Gary Lunden – Walla Walla (Noon); Ron Hardie – Calgary Chinook; Nancy Singh – Downtown Victoria; Daljit Singh – Visacia, […]

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