Rotary Club of Oak Bay

February 19, 2019

Scribe Krista Voitchovsky

President Peter welcomed everyone and introduced Murray Winlaw from the Sidney by the Sea Club. Murray presented us with a $400 cheque to donate to our Mexico project as they will be partnering with us.

Clair introduced the visitors and visiting Rotarians:

Murry Winlaw-Sidney by the Sea

Joan & Terry Toone- Speakers/ Rotary Club of Victoria


Cetareh and Nicole York


Jenny Boulet (Oak Bay News) invited by Jack Petrie. Jenny is fairly new to Victoria and was very excited to be at our meeting and will come back to one when it is at the hotel.

Jack Petrie outdid himself in fantastic colourful clothes and baubles to promote the Mardi Gras Dinner event on April 27th. He did up a wonderful video with past photos to get us all in the mood! Well done Jack!!

Ali then thanked and presented Multiple Paul Harris Multiple pin recognitions to:

Neil + 6

Peter +8

Art + 2

Jack +8

David Maxwell (in absentia) +4

Note: Ali declined to present herself with her +8 pin so a big Thanks is in order! Well done Ali

Joan Peggs reminded us about the White Elephant auction at The Sol restaurant. Bring an auction item, proceeds go to PolioPlus.

We all sang happy birthday to Wynn

Happy & Sad $ were given by Wendy, Tom Croft, Tom Lidkea & Kris.

50/50 draw was won by Lori Beaulieu and she generously donated it back.

Rotaractors Nicole & Cetareh announced an event that they are having on April 13 called a Celebration of Service. It is being held at the Petty Officers Mess in the Rainbow room. Doors open at 6, cost is $40.

Ali introduced our speaker Joan Toone, assisted by her husband Terry, both from the Rotary Club of Victoria. Joan is a survivor of Polio and gave an incredibly informative presentation on Polio. It was heartbreaking and inspiring and for me personally gave even more meaning to Rotary’s goal of eradication of Polio in the world. Than you Joan & Terry for educating us and sharing your personal experience.

Joan Peggs thanked the speakers. Peter asked Wendy to lead us in quoting the Four Way Test.

Meeting adjourned!

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