Rotapen - December 4th, 2013 Meeting
Next Week’s Meeting: Our Exchange Student, Dinal
Greeter for Next Meeting: John Pankiw
Christmas Party Photo Album: View photos from the November 30th party on our website home page under the Photo Albums tab at www.pentictonrotary.org
Jim Hare would love to hear from you while he is resting his back at home!
Wheelbarrow Raffle – Ticket Sales on Friday December 6th and Saturday December 7th at four locations. The desks will be set up inside. Volunteers should know their shifts but if not, contact Craig Dusel at 778-514-0010 if you need information.
Announcements and Meeting Proceedings:
Guests - Guests today included our exchange student Dinal Mehta; Mark Bedford from Oak Bay Rotary Club; and Craig’s wife Audrey Coates.
Birthdays: Aaron McRann celebrated his birthday today and we sang for him!
Barb Hoolaeff asked for members to join her tomorrow evening on another pub crawl to sell tickets for the WestJet Raffle. With help, she has sold about 60 tickets on past pub crawls and also sold over 60 tickets at the Summerland Light-Up. Please bring all unsold and partially sold books next week to the meeting. Please contact Barb at 250-492-6276 if you have any questions.
Craig Dusel reported that the tickets will not be sold at the Superstore and hoped to have all shifts filled out today for the other four locations.
Roy Phillips reported on the Toys for Tots to Teens evening and said it was a great success. Besides the many gifts, cash and gift certificates were also donated.
Natalie Ferebee reported that the goal of $4175 for the Foundation donations was exceeded at $7,785. The draw for the bottle of Baileys was won by Lawrence Stoochnoff. Next month’s draw will be for a bottle of champagne.
President Dave handed over the microphone to Ben Amos who introduced our guest speaker and fellow Rotarian, Mayor Garry Litke.
Mayor Litke reported on five areas of interest: the Electrical Utilities (rates, operations and maintenance); the Performing Arts Theatre (5-10 year plan); Penticton Hospitality (consideration of a 2% room tax); Airport Authority (Transport Canada transferring operations to a local airport authority, bringing in WestJet hopefully by 2015, Charter Service) and the Penticton Indian Band (partnership with airport and service agreements).
President Dave thanked Mayor Litke with a Rotary clock and a Rotary tie that Mayor Litke promised to wear at a future Council meeting.
Gusto Award was presented to Sandra Curnow for her organization of the Toys for Tots to Teens volunteers and to Barb Hoolaeff, Grant Klatik and Jackie Frederick for their organization of the Christmas Party.
Sheriff Jackie Frederick fined many Rotarians today including all those who did not attend the Christmas Party; Grant Klatik for telling attendees at the weekend Christmas Party that there would be draw for a car at 2:00 a.m. but the winner needed to be present at that time; Craig Dusel for letting his wife do all the work organizing the volunteers for the weekend; Ken Davis for ‘fibbing’ with stories about her Dad and Ben Amos for his knotted scarf.
The winning ticket was held by Paul Varga who had left early but gave it to our guest Mark Bedford who drew a card for the pot of $79 but he did not manage to pick the joker from the deck for Paul.
Weekly Quote: “To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world!”
Publisher Linda Metcalfe, Photographer Ralph Oslund