Rotary Club of Oak Bay
Bulletin, 29 January, 2019
By Atam Uppal
It was a well-attended meeting and participants were welcomed warmly on entry.
President Peter called the meeting to Order and announced good news that sent past President Wendy over the moon. In particular he announced that a large Global grant has been received ($49,500 and $8000) related to helping to advance our work with the Victoria Native Friendship Center; and that two Rotaractors, Chris and Nora, brought in a cheque for $500 with their generous contribution to the Native Friendship Centre! Rotaractors Rock! Thank you.
The National Anthem was sung with pride and gusto by all present,
Rob Garry – Downtown Victoria
Tom Kofin – Edmonton South
Allan Lingwood – Victoria
Coline Neilsen and
A lovely lunch and colorful desserts were enjoyed by all!
- Joan Peggs – reminder of February 26thevening dinner meeting and a White Elephant Event to support Polio eradication. Need 9 more participants to make it happen. Items for auction welcome. Tom brought in a fancy octopus with a woman’s face; (Octopussy – James Bond)
- Neil: Reminder of April 27th, Mardi Gras, a major fund raiser dinner event with New Orleans theme. Tickets $50 each, several tables for 8 and 10 are still available. Rush in your requests.
Guest Speaker: Renee Lormé-Gulbrandsen, Oak Bay Volunteer Services.
Help clients (mostly seniors) maintain life independently.
Oak Bay seniors account for 32% of population
200 Volunteers and a staff of 4 organize and deliver following services:
Drive – medical appointments, shopping etc.
Visits – mitigate isolation
Walks – help with wheel chair dependent clients
Phone Calls – periodic checks for safety and socialization
Tax prep – 10 volunteers (with CRA input) help clients
Misc. – help with gardening, computer setup etc.
One Rotarian called her a Dynamo; a very energetic, enthusiastic and dedicated person with vision. Generated a fair number of questions.
Our guest speaker was ably thanked by Alyx and President Peter adjourned the meeting.
Roster Duties for the day – copied from Lynnie’s email:
Greeter and Grace: Krista
Greeter and Introduce Visitors: Joan P.
Host and Introduce Speaker: Lynnie
Thank Speaker: Alyx
Cashier: Anne McIntyre
50/50: Karen Graham
Celebration Master: Jack Petrie
Set-up and Take-down: Gary Lunden
Photos provided by Joan Peggs.