Rotary Club of Woodstock, Ontario

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President Bruce Cunningham
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Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:10 PM
Altadore Quality Hotel and Suites
580 Bruin Blvd (highway 59& 401)
(Behind Tim Hortons)
Woodstock, ON  N4V1E5
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2016 PHARMASAVE Woodstock Rotary

Saturday, August 6, 2016 – Pittock Conservation Area, Woodstock, Ontario

Check out our website for more information on this great event and get your team registered today!
Our Rotary Club is hosting a 2nd Paint Nite Event!
Here are the details:
    Date:                       August 19th – 6:30PM (Painting starts at 7PM)
Where:                       Quality Hotel & Suites, Woodstock               
                                            Why:                          Fundraiser for the Woodstock Rotary Club Splash Pad Project             
Cost:                          $45+tax per person                                      
How to Register:                                         
How it works:
At Paint Nite, a local artist will assist and inspire us– all while we socialize and sip cocktails for a great cause. We’ll end up painting fond memories and a priceless masterpiece. No art experience needed! Paint Nite will donate a portion of ticket sales to the Woodstock Rotary Club. All proceeds will go to support the new Splash Pad Project in North East Woodstock,
There are still tickets available!  Thank you to everyone who is participating!!!
If you are interested in us hosting a second event, please let us know via 
What's happening in Rotary
 Presiding: President Bruce Cunningham
Location: Quality Hotel and Suites
Guests: Amy from the Museum, finished archiving our historical items. Prospective Rotarian Gerry Willard, guest of Ted
50/50 Draw - Ted  Beynen 3 of spades
Birthdays and Anniversaries  - Rick Correia's Birthday  Melissa Pike - 5th anniversary
Sergeant and Arms - Robin - No fines. Happy bucks Dr. Reid - back at Rotary and recovering from his stroke. Melissa Pike, Olga - 100th Anniversary of Rotary Foundation
President Bruce presented Olga McKellar wih a 3 ruby Paul Harris Fellow identifying her as a significant and ongoing supporter of the Rotary Foundation. Congratulations Olga!
Fuka completed her final presentation to the club. She showed us a wonderful pictorial presentation of her time in Canada and all of the places she visited including her East Coast trip. She counted Canada Day on Parliament Hill as one of the highlights. She mentioned that she was disappointed in the amount of snow we received last winter. She expected a lot more. She will also miss Tim Hortons when she returns to Japan. She thanked her host families and all the Rotarians for a wonderful year. Her flight back to Japan is on July 23. Fuka has been a wonderful exchange student for our club this year.  
President Bruce announced that the Board had approved Dave Harris and Don Stoddart for 1 year terms on the board to fill vacancies.
The meeting came to a close at 1:30 pm

June 13, 2016.
Rotary Meeting Minutes.
Woodstock Quality Inn.
President Ted called the meeting to order at 12:10.
O Canada!
Invocation. Chris Cunningham.
Guest: Ian Stevens.
50/50, won by Ian Stevens, he drew a King of Diamonds - donated the $10 back to Polio+
Sargent of Arms: Lynn Beath. Lynn accepted Happy Bucks.
President Ted talked about our Club collaborating with the United Way and possibly other groups on a Youth based project[s].
There was a consensus that we need to help the Youth of Woodstock and area, and concern was expressed from the floor that it may be too early to make a public announcement.
President Ted presented a plaque to Ian Stevens from Execulink as an expression of gratitude for Execulink’s donation to Polio Plus of $6600.00.
Ted played a presentation on the Rotary Convention coming to Atlanta in 2017. 
Meeting Adjourned 1:25.
A few photos form the Cluster Dinner held by the Rotary Clubs in Oxford County.
(If reading in your email, click the link above to see all images on our club's website).

President Ted presiding.

Location: Bullwinkles Eatery at the Moose Lodge

Attendance: Ron and Graham
Sergeant  at Arms: Richard
Invocation: Graham

Birthdays and Anniversaries
Dan F (May 3rd)
Jessica, (Ifhan's Wife)
Phil (May 11, Rotary Anniversary)

Happy Bucks
Rick, Richard, Ted and Lynn

Sick and Visiting
David Cunningham, Chris Cunningham's husband, is recovering well.
Hazel informed us of the passing of Bill Budd, who presented his memories of flying a Lancaster bomber in the Second World War at our Nov 9th, 2015 meeting.

Fulka discussed her past week's events, highlighted by her Soccer Team's game.

Our Monday May 8th Meeting is the cluster meeting starting at 6 pm an the Quality Inn.

Rotary District 7080 2016 Conference
Mike Gauthier, Program Chair, District 7080 Conference - 2016 provided details on this year's conference being held in Niagara Falls Oct 14-16.

Melissa announced Paint Night on June 17h to raise funds for  the Woodstock Rotary Club Splash Pad Project   

Lisa announced that the Dragon Boat Fun League will be starting up in the next couple of weeks and she will be organizing members to volunteer to launch the boats on Wednesdays from May 18th to June  22nd.       

Dave discussed upcoming activities for this year's Dragon Boat Festival and Dragon Boat Fun League and will be sending out a few emails with more information and links to the volunteer sign-up "sheets".
Lunch at Bullwinkles Eatery
Francis introduced our own Rotary Member, Vanessa Giuliano, who after preparing a delightful lunch buffet with the staff of Bullwinkles, discussed  how Bullwinkles Eatery came about in cooperation with  The Salvation Army, Operation Sharing, and the Moose Lodge and the "mandate" behind the operation.

Vennessa runs  a culinary school for 6-8 students who receive food preparation  training and cook for the restaurant. The skills learned will allow them to seek other opportunities in the community. 
The restaurant side is a pay what you can restaurant, and Bullwinkles is a progressive place breaking  away from the ordinary soup kitchen idea. Currently it is operating Tuesday and Thursday and caters to a wide demographics of the community.
Our Monday May 8th Meeting is the cluster meeting starting at 6 pm an the Quality Inn.


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