Rotary Club of Sooke

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1372nd Meeting of the Sooke Rotary Club met on Sept 21th at Village Food Mart. The meeting was brought to order at 12:15pm by president, John Topolniski
Roger Temple led us in the singing of O Canada and Jean Lister offered an invocation.
Our guests today were Lorna Curtis, Assistant District Governor, Josee Belanger and Paul McTavish who are in attendance to witness the induction of Kimberly Legeard. Peter Langdon and Honourary member and Paul Barker a visiting Rotarian from England were also in attendance.
John Topolniski was pleased to performed his member induction and welcomed Kimberly Legeard to the club.
Roger Temple shared that he and Vicki attended an Rotary Friendship Exchange meeting in preparation for their trip to Thailand.
Val Mills reminisced about the first time women were invited to join the Rotary Club in 1993.
Peter Faulkner informed us that Klaus Lenz has moved into Selkirk Lodge and seems to be settling in quite will. We all wish him well.
The Rotary Mingle will be held in the usual place on Sept 29th.
Committee Reports:
Treasurer – Jeannette informed us that there is money and we are in a good place.
Kel Phair was absent.
Service Committee – Peter Faulkner noted that there has been another request received to be considered. He also informed us that the Hockey Game was a great success with over $3000 in profits.
Membership – Jean Lister was pleased to announce that with our newest member we are now showing 36 active members.
She also informed us that Carol Rogers has started a new job in Victoria and has requested a leave of absence.
We were also interested to hear that District 5020 Areas 6 & 7 are working on a video to publicize Rotary and they have also developed a new rack card.
Jean and a few other members attended the Membership Summitt at the Grand Pacific on Sept 18. It was well attended and well worth it.
Youth – Deb Johnston has submitted the new RYLA Vancouver Island information to EMCS. All other adventure programs are coming up Feb – May 2017. Deb is hoping to attend an interact club meeting later this month. The John Muir community garden will be an opportunity to partner EMCS students along with Journey Middle School s part of their mentoring programs and volunteer hours.
Foundation - Tom DeZeng will be getting together with Roger Temple for a mentoring session. He is also attending a grant writing seminar in Nanaimo in October.
Roger as President Elect attended the Pre Pets evening and met with Tom Carol, incoming District Governor, and with Joan Peggs, incoming  Assistant District Governor.
The Rotary Action date has been set for April 29th and we are now looking for all volunteers.
Chris Hyde has updated the Web page to show the upcoming speakers. Joan Pegg will be coming to speak to the club next week to tell us about the Flag Program.
Lorna Curtis helped us to pick the 50/50 ticket this week. Deb’s number was picked but Deb was unsuccessful in her bid to pick the Queen.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:15 pm.
 

 
 
 
 
Here you can learn more about our Club, whether you are a student looking for information on post-secondary financial aid,a non-profit association hoping to partner with us on a special project, or simply wondering if becoming a Rotarian might be a service opportunity to add to your professional life. Rotary International celebrates the individuality of each club, leaving each to shape its service projects to meet the needs of the community it serves.  Our club places most of its emphasis on youth in Sooke's local community, though we are also active citizens in the world community.
 

 
Our Club had the pleasure of getting involved with John Muir Elementary School, in preparing a community garden. This will be used a teaching tool to learn about gardening and growing food, as well as an opportunity for the kids and adults alike to get outdoors and get their hands dirty with some healthy work.  We were happy to be able to provide some funding and some person power, with a productive and fun work party.  Thank YOU to the school administration, teachers, parents, and volunteers! A great collaboration on a COMMUNITY project.
 

 
Thank you Sooke for your generosity and good spirits. A great time had by all at Saturday's Auction & Spring Fair. Plus a lot of funds raised, helping our Club continue giving back to our wonderful community.
 
Now....the winning 50/50 ticket .... 9684576. Please come to SEAPARC Sunday 10 to noon or email us at auction@sookerotary.com to claim your winnings!
You’ll find food, fun, and bargains galore.  Everyone's invited, from bargain hunters to brazen bidders, young and old. Silent auction, live auction, door prizes, display booths, garden sales, and more!  And all in support of a good cause.   10 am to 8 pm at SEAPARC Leisure Complex. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/693/SitePage/events-fundraising/sooke-rotary-auction-and-spring-fair#sthash.y2k27S3X.dpuf
You’ll find food, fun, and bargains galore.  Everyone's invited, from bargain hunters to brazen bidders, young and old. Silent auction, live auction, door prizes, display booths, garden sales, and more!  And all in support of a good cause.   10 am to 8 pm at SEAPARC Leisure Complex. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/693/SitePage/events-fundraising/sooke-rotary-auction-and-spring-fair#sthash.y2k27S3X.dpuf
You’ll find food, fun, and bargains galore.  Everyone's invited, from bargain hunters to brazen bidders, young and old. Silent auction, live auction, door prizes, display booths, garden sales, and more!  And all in support of a good cause.   10 am to 8 pm at SEAPARC Leisure Complex. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/693/SitePage/events-fundraising/sooke-rotary-auction-and-spring-fair#sthash.y2k27S3X.dpuf
You’ll find food, fun, and bargains galore.  Everyone's invited, from bargain hunters to brazen bidders, young and old. Silent auction, live auction, door prizes, display booths, garden sales, and more!  And all in support of a good cause.   10 am to 8 pm at SEAPARC Leisure Complex. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/693/SitePage/events-fundraising/sooke-rotary-auction-and-spring-fair#sthash.y2k27S3X.dpuf
 
 
A map of the Rotary Club of Sooke's past and present community projects, highlighting how we reinvest your donations in our community. Click More below for a larger version.Image
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Sooke Mingle
The last Thursday of each month the Rotary Club of Sooke invites its members and Sooke residents to the Little Vienna Bakery, 6-6726 West Coast Road, for coffee and conversation between 4:30 and 5:30 pm.  It provides local and visiting Rotarians with a chance to catch up on Club news.  It also gives interested Sooke residents an opportunity to find out about, and to suggest, Rotary activities in the community and elsewhere.  Our next meeting will be on Thursday, August 25th.  Hope to see you there!
 

 
SpeakerAn update on the going's-on at recent meetings of the Rotary Club of Sooke.
 
 
Sooke Rotary President Trevor Colley was invited to attend the Scout Jamboree in July at Camp Bernard.  Pictured is Trevor cutting the ribbon for the event and touring "the facilities".  Sooke Rotary contributed to the development of new showers and washrooms. A great week for the Scouts and a useful "relief project" by our club!
 
 

Sooke News Mirror article about the Rotary Club helping out with improvements to the Sooke Food Bank.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Oct 05, 2016
Paul Unwin
Sooke Wish Pond Legacy Project
Oct 12, 2016
Dave Bennett
Emergency Management for the Family
Oct 19, 2016
Club Assembly
No speaker
Oct 26, 2016
Phoebe Dunbar and Sally Titchkosky
Sooke Community Choir
Nov 02, 2016
(Reserved for Classification Talk)
Classification Talk by New Member
Nov 09, 2016
Katie Coard
Gtr. Victoria Rotary Public Image Committee
Nov 16, 2016
Nov 23, 2016
Club Assembly
No Speaker
 
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