Club Assembly November 22,2012

President Andrew called meeting to order and led us in O Canada, Rotary Toast, and Rotary Grace.

Introduction of guests: Stuart Henderson, Don Pierson (Rotary Club of Oshawa/Basshaunt Lake), Richard Wanaan (welcome home)

Songmaster Art optimistically led us in “Nickelodeon” because we don’t sing it very often. I think we proved why it should be left that way..

Sergeant at Arms: Sergeant Jim kept to straight fines in the interest of time. Mark paid for typos in email, Greg for chasing deer, and Andy G. for not keeping the town contractor on task. A general fine was issued for not wearing a Rotary pin and/or not attending Foundation potluck.

Many were happy and willing to pay to talk about it: Steve Roberts happy to home after hunting and 3 week vacation, Andy Salvatori because his daughter Andrea is engaged, Jerry Walker as his wife is away in St Maarten, Art Ward for winning the Pot Luck trophy, Ted for hoping more will attend potluck next year to bring better “crap”, Greg Bishop celebrating that Curry shot an 8 point buck the day before he left for Arizona, and Maureen happy that daughter celebrated 21st birthday and she has “almost” figured out the electronic club bulletin.

President Andrew conducted Club Assembly in Lance’s absence.

1.      Lance’s wife Janice has been diagnosed with breast cancer, has had surgery, and will be undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Our thoughts and good wishes go out to the family.

2.      Stuart Henderson is coordinating a fundraising and community work initiative to clean up Rotary Beach of goose poop and have this community beach re-opened. He is organizing a Video Dance Party at Haliburton Legion on Jan. 19, and is in communication with other community groups, the Municipality and MNR. Stuart was praised for initiative and directed to several avenues which need attention regarding beach use approval.

3.      Richard provided a financial report:

a.      Community Trust Account – Balance $23,891. Outstanding commitments leave bal of $12,211.64.

b.      Lottery Guarantee Account – Balance $20,140.

c.      Club Account – Balance $12,965.11. O/s commitments leave balance approx $2581 at Dec. 31, 2012.

d.      Lottery Trust account – Balance $39,708.64.

e.      Charity Account – Balance $1557.00

Moved by Brian Menton, seconded by Lon Duncombe that financial report be accepted as presented. Motion carried.

4.      Mark presented information on Christmas luncheon (in lieu of regular evening meeting) Thurs. Dec. 20 at McKeck’s. Buffet lunch featuring BarBQ chicken will be at 12 noon. Guests and friends welcome. Please contact Mark with attendance and numbers. (

5.      Richard reminded members that the offer of club matching member donations to Foundation deadline of Nov. 30 is fast approaching. Our club goal for the year is $6000. We are currently at $2800.

6.      Greg Bishop gave update on Club Christmas Party – Dec. 14 at Bonnieview – and passed around a sign-up sheet. Numbers indicate that guests/past members, etc. should be able to attend. Contact Greg. To ensure numbers are as accurate as possible, please let him know if you know that you will NOT be attending as well.

7.      Andrew announced that due to time and commitment constraints our Community Christmas Party will NOT be happening this year on Dec. 7. Regular club meeting will be held on Dec. 6.

8.      George will be wading through the paperwork to apply for Matching Grant funding for eye operations in India. (Reminder that through this process our $2450, plus other clubs, plus RI, grew to $24,000 last year and provided 1500 eye operations). George and Diane are collecting information to apply for grant to donate cooking equipment to Community Kitchen participants.

9.      Auction. Brian and Stefan reported that 200 tickets will be printed (at cost thanks to Robert denboer and Signarama P’boro), Greg Bishop will store “stuff” at work, Richard vanNood will join committee, beef dinner will be $25, members and Dental clinic cohorts will be expected to sell 4 tickets each.

10.   Rotary Clock. Richard updated that clock is being built in Dec. For spring installation. Major donors ($500) will be named on plaques; other donors recognized. All donations welcome.

11.   Park Project. George reported that he and Michele met with performers, technicians, Alfredo Rico and brainstormed over design of bandshell to ensure inclusion of important considerations. Quotes are being sought. George expects to be ready to present to Dysart Council at Dec. Meeting.

12.   Car Draw (yes). Ted has coordinated tendering of request for proposals to enable online purchase of car draw tickets with credit card. Close date is Nov. 23.

13.   Trivia. Richard reported information on the history and symbolism of the Rotary Wheel. In case Jim is asking next week, the wheel has 24 cogs (for power) and 6 spokes (for strength) and the keyway was added after.

14.   Romina. Due to “auditing” some courses, Romi go her first “zero” ever on schoolwork. Because she wasn’t very good at volleyball, she is practising with the boys’ basketball team for exercise/workout. Romi moves to the home of Stefan and Elena Bjelis at the end of November. She will be joining the Rotary team fundraising and bowling in support of Community Care on Nov. 24 in Minden.

15.   Upcoming speakers. Nancy Cornwall of District Mentorship program Nov. 29, Barry Butler of SIRCH on Dec. 6.

Meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

Greg Bishop almost won $258 in the card game, except that he turned the Jack of spades. Stay tuned.