"The people we love are not always beautiful, but they become beautiful because we love them."   - Nasim Jwani.

President John called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m. 

National Anthem: Rob Welch
Toast to the Queen & Canada: Roseanne Morissette
Invocation: Laetitia de Witt 


Georgette Taylor, spouse of Matt Taylor; and Ernesto Carrillo, prospective member and guest of Matt Taylor.  


Arie Vrugteveen, serving as Sergeant-at-Arms, accepted happy dollars from:  

Ed Telenko - Tiger Cats win;

Arie Vrugteveen  - great family holiday;

Matt Taylor  - family visiting;

Bob McKay - Port Dover August 13th - great to see old friends;

Elizabeth Zimmerman  - family visiting/time with grandchild;

Jason Pollock - thank you to volunteers at Ribfest;

Beth Cockcroft - Great vacation in the Muskoka's.


August 21st Bingo - Don Beard has the following volunteers for bingo: Bob McKay, Roseanne Morissette, and Peter Snodgrass.

August 23, 2010 Social at Frescos - start time, 5:30 p.m. Spouses and family members welcome. $15 per person. Cash bar. Nice appetizers. Come out and enjoy the fellowship. There will be no Noon meeting. 

Canadian Tour Championship Tickets - John has tickets to sell.

September 13, 2010 Visit with District Governor Karen Oakes - Committee Chairs will need to have their reports submitted to President John by September 1st.

September 24-26, District Conference in Delhi-Simcoe - President John would like as many club members - especially new club members - to attend as possible. Visit the District 7090 website to register and for details.

November 13, 2010 Take it to Heart Gala - Debi Garneau has tickets on the necklace for members to sell.    

August 29, 2010 End of Summer BBQ - President John advised that Roseanne will poll the members to see if there is interest in having the End of Summer BBQ on the 29th.   

2012-2013 RI President nominee - Sakuji Tanaka of the Rotary Club of Yashio, Saitama, Japan.

2010/2011 Budget Review - On our club's website, please review, at our August 30th meeting we will spend some time discussing the budget. With respect to the 2010/2011 dues we are looking to increase the dues by $25 from $200 to $225. (we haven't had an increase in a while) and then increasing them $10 per year for the next five years. Our 2009/2010 fiscal year's preliminary numbers indicate that we finished the year with a deficit of approximately $1,000. (i.e., we've used up all of our surpluses from other years). With respect to the charitable budget, we've ended with a surplus on the balance sheet of approximately $48,000, so we are looking to over spend by approximately $13,000 this year. Please indicate your approval or disapproval once you have reviewed the budget.


August 6 - Norris Brown, who shares his birthday with Spice Girl Geri Halliwell; Earl Winfield, Ti-Cats Receiver; and Lucille Ball.

August 18 - Debi Garneau, who shares her birthday with Robert Redford and Frankie Avalon. 

August 19 - Cathy Henry and Brian Radford, who share their birthdays with Bill Clinton.

50/50 DRAW

$2/ ticket - Find one of two Jokers. Kris Akilie drew the seven of hearts. There's a big kitty for a lucky winner! 


There were no early leavers.  


Matt and Georgette Taylor presented members with a beautiful slide show of their travels through the Himalayas.

Jim Hooper thanked Matt and Georgette noting how proud the club is of Matt and Georgette's international humanitarian efforts. Jim said that he always references Matt and Georgette's good work as an example of Rotary at its best when he is speaking with others about the club.


17 members and eight make-ups for 80 per cent attendance.


President John wished everyone a good week in Rotary and left members with this thought for the day:

"The people we love are not always beautiful, but they become beautiful because we love them." - Nasim Jwani