Rotary Club of Oak Bay
Bulletin, 11 August 2020
By Jim Hicke.
 
 
President Steve called the zoom meeting to order at 12:15pm with 23 Rotarians attending. The National Anthem was followed by the invocation delivered by Wolf Schopper.
 
Guests: There were no Visiting Rotarians. Two guests were recognized, Aiden Gowler and Lexie Knight. Both of these young women are recipients of $1,500 scholarships presented by the Oak Bay Rotary Club Foundation.  
 
Announcements:
Heather reported on the progress for the Club Picnic which is planned for 16 August, 2020, starting at 12:30pm and concluding at 3.00pm. It will be hosted by Lorna Curtis at her home with a maximum of twenty people.  There will be a bag lunch available from the Oak Bay Beach Hotel at a cost of at $30.00 per person. (Pay online through Clubrunner).  Lawn- games and other entertainment are planned.
 
Program: There was no speaker scheduled for today’s meeting which was a Club Day. President Steve directed the members present to breakout to their respective committees for discussions and with the zoom expertise of Joan Firkins this proved to be successful. Upon returning after conducting committee meetings for 25 minutes Directors were asked to give a short verbal report and then send their written summary of their meeting directly to Tav for the Bulletin.
 
Youth Services: Peter reported (see below the bulletin for an excellent report).
 
Fundraising Committee: Adam reported on the ideas, 1) Supporting Ceci and Pablo in their live music shows and 2) a virtual 50/50 contest running September until 15 December.  Both items will be presented to the Board for discussion.
 
Membership: Tav reported that the club has a target of 8 new members for this Rotary year. All existing members are asked to support this target and introduce a potential new member. We already have two new members, Jennifer Sharlow and Jim Hicke.
 
Past President Joan conducted an online poll regarding returning to in-person meetings. 61% of those attending voted Yes, they would attend Tuesday meetings in person, 70% said they would prefer to continue to Zoom for the time being and 91% favoured a hybrid meeting style of in-person and Zoom.  Further discussions to continue.
 
Celebration Master Ron Cooley extracted a number of fines. Payment of both fines, happy/sad dollars and donations may be paid at: https://www.crsadmin.com/EventPortal/Registrations/PublicFill/EventPublicFill.aspx?evtid=33ba8983-4e45-444b-8f1e-ca2c1a37ff2e
 
President Steve reminded everyone of our speaker next week John Hannes, a senior officer from Rotary International. He will talk about his personal life and his Rotary story.
 
Meeting ended with a short video of bhangra dancing… all about being happy and positive!
 
 
 Agenda: Youth Services Meeting, 11 August, 2020 by Peter Lawrie
 
  1. Current situation and discussion:
Current programs
Current structure
COVID impact
Current partnership with Victoria and Harbourside
  1. Opportunities to participate in club and partnership initiatives + interests – Discussion
  2. Given what is already on the table, what other programs and possibilities do we see?
  3. Other?
  4. Next meeting
Notes:
  1. Item #1
    1. Good discussion on current programs related to Oak Bay Rotary and Greater Victoria Rotary programs
    2. Mission statement: Create an extraordinary centre of excellence for youth leadership development
    3. We have chance to figure out how to leverage our combined resources and talents to identify and support exceptional youth leadership candidates in Greater Victoria,
  2. Item #2
    1. Pete will send out to our team some specific teams/accountabilities to consider “owning/getting involved with” for club to ensure we move this forward in 2020/21 year
  3. Item #3
    1. Good discussion on new opportunities to consider, including:
      1. Looking for opportunities to engage in social entrepreneurship conversations
      2. Mentoring Interact and/or leadership class on projects
      3. Consider possible partnerships with Toastmasters and Rotary to teach/coach student leadership communication – unique, not easily accessible and effective (good way to distinguish our impact)
      4. Consider possible partnerships between high schools (Interact) and middle school leadership initiatives
  4. Item #4 – Other
    1. We will need to appoint a Youth Protection Officer for our club and provide District on-line training
  5. Item #5 – Next Meeting
    1. Pete will send out possible options
 
 
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