Rotary Club of Oak Bay

Bulletin, 20 November 2018

by Sabrina Corraini


President Peter opened the meeting with O Canada and Rod Sim gave the invocation.

Tom Lidkea presented the visitors and guests:

  • Tom Kofin of the Edmonton South Club
  • Tony Dason, guest of Lorna Curtis
  • Clair Wakefield, guest of Rod Sim, and future member


Krista Voitchovsky reminded us to order poinsettias and that if each member buys one for their household that would make a huge difference in funds raised.  Orders are due this Friday, please give them to Krista.

Tav MacPherson announced that as a member of the foundation and club Nominating Committee he’s happy to say they have almost a  full slate of directors for the upcoming year, except they’re still looking for a Director of Youth Services.  If you’re interested, please find Tav and let him know.

Pablo & Ceci Diemecke Ceci visited the Xalapa Manantiales club in Mexico, who support the same project we support.  She brought their banner to our club and showed it to us.  She also thanked us all for our support on the project.

Eugen Bannerman relayed a message from Joan Peggs to remind everyone we can complete the Times Colonist templates and bring them in to the club.  The completed templates are valid between December 1-7 for one complimentary admission to Butchart Gardens and Joan will take them to George Jay School so that kids can go visit the gardens.

Ali Edgell as chair of the Foundation she honoured Jason Ko with his first Paul Harris Fellow.  Congrats to Jason!

Pete Lawrie announced that the date of the New Orleans dinner fundraiser has been moved to April 27 for a variety of reasons.  It should be a great time – mark your calendars!

As celebrations master, Lynne Murray collected fines for various infractions, including those who weren’t present at the meeting last week and those who weren’t wearing Rotary pins.

Happy/sad dollars:

Jack Petrie: is happy that we’re on Instagram thanks to Jason!

Tav MacPherson: is sad that so few have voted in the electoral reform referendum

Ali Edgell: is happy at the good turnout to today’s meeting, but sad that her dog has to have surgery

Pablo Diemecke: is happy Ceci is here

Perry Bamji: is happy he’s celebrating 27 years with Rotary on the 22nd


Our visiting Rotarian, Tom Kofin, won the 50/50 – he didn’t get the coveted marble, though!

Once announcements and other administrative items were complete, Neil Rawnsley kicked off the Tax Auction.  He also threw in a couple of bottles of wine that he would give out to a couple of members for unknown reasons he would determine.  The auction was exciting and the bidding members were very generous!

President Peter adjourned the meeting.

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