Rotapen - April 9, 2014 Business Meeting
Next Week’s Meeting: Don Gemmel and Paul Barber, “Trail of the Okanagan”
Greeter for Next Meeting: Bob Gibbs
Reminder: Don’t forget to bring a bottle of wine for the Lobster Feast Silent Auction
Wanted: New editor for the Rotapen by July 1st. (Current editor has served for a year and time to step away! There must be a budding writer in our midst? Will train, help, convince...)
· Bring Spouses/Partners Club Meeting, April 30th – Inform Roy if spouse attending
· Discovery Park Pancake Breakfast at Skaha Lake, May 3rd
· District 5060 Conference in Yakima – May 1- 4th
· Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, May 10th - sign up now!
· Annual Lobster Feast, Saturday, May 24th, at 5:30 PM
· Diamonds on the Deck, Friday, June 20th, at 4:30 to 6:00 PM
Announcements and Meeting Proceedings:
Guests - Guests today included Mark Bedford from the Oak Bay Club and soon to be member; our guest speaker Dave Snyder, and our exchange student Dinal Mehta.
Member Attendance Today: 44. Judi Cassidy, as a result of a makeup meeting, brought back a banner from the Grand Cayman Sunrise Rotary Club and also a very nice tan!
President Dave, as Chair, reminded us that on April 30th about 7 members will be serving as bartenders at the SS Sicamous. He also reported that the Board was in favour of a donation for $500 to Agur Lake Camp for a Penticton family. Jeff Smith was asked by the Board, and has agreed, to look into the process for implementing electronic payments for our luncheon fees
Notice of Motion: Geoff Severide, on behalf of the International Committee, asked for a notice of motion for a donation of $3,000 to Rotoplast Canada for the project that Sharon Romank of Kelowna reported to our club previously. There will be a vote in two weeks.
Sandra Krauer reported that she and Ralph Oslund enjoyed a Youth Exchange weekend in Naramata with both inbound and outbound exchange students. She also reported that there must be three (3) hosting families for our inbound female exchange student from South America. If anyone can to be a host, please contact Sandra.
Don Michiel pointed out the sheets on each table for members to sign up to attend and/or host our Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner event on Saturday, May 10th at 6:00 p.m. Typically 2 to 3 couples bring along an appetizer, salad or dessert and their own drinks while the host prepares the main course.
Peter Beulah reported that he has no tickets left for the Lobster Feast to hand out. He requested that members who have tickets let him know how their sales are going. He needs the stubs back to ensure adequate alternate meals for those who have requested them.
The Gusto Award was presented today by Ken Davis to Sandra Curnow for all her efforts in organizing a very successful Pioneers Reception. Sandra thanked all the volunteers that helped on both the Saturday and Sunday.
Our guest speaker Dave Snyder was introduced as having written a book “Pen Hi, Chronology of a High School”. He provided a slide show of many photos dating from the first grad class in 1912 to the current school. From 1914 to 1936 the old school was situated where the library now sits. Nearly 40% of the boys were Sea Cadets in the 1930’s and many more were Air Cadets. In 1945 1300 students marched down Main Street with placards stating “Vote Yes” for an increased tax base for their school to receive more funds. In 1949 there was a fire which caused much damage to the school. Even PM Pierre Trudeau visited the school in the 1970’s! Twenty teachers served for over 30 years; sixty teachers served for over 20 years and the there have been 17 principals over its lifetime. Rory McIvor thanked Dave with our esteemed Rotary pen.
Today, we were graced to have Barb Hoolaeff as our Sheriff. The “Duelling Sandra’s”, Barb’s very inventive game to have club members who typically confuse the two ladies names, answer questions about Sandra Krauer and Sandra Curnow. The game resulted in many coins being gatherede at each table! Welcome back Barb!
Draw - The winning ticket was held by Brian Hughes for the pot of $303 but he did not draw the joker from the deck.
Pres Dave closed the meeting with Newfie joke pretty much on time.
Quote for Today: “A person with an increasingly grateful heart is one with a decreasingly complaining mouth”. - Burk Parsons
Publisher Linda Metcalfe, Photographer Ralph Oslund