"Wishing you a peaceful, healthy, and happy 2011!" - President John Teibert

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

National Anthem: Kris Akilie
Toast to the Queen & Canada: Roseanne Morissette
Invocation: John Teibert

For food in a world where many walk in hunger
For friends in a world where many walk alone
For faith in a world where many walk in fear
Let us give thanks


Spouses and family members attending the luncheon were introduced. We also welcomed Harry Levine, a fellow Rotarian from The Rotay Club of Oakville, and Niels Pedersen, partner in PerformanceCars, our pianist for the luncheon. 


John D'Ambrosio, serving as Sergeant-at-Arms, stated that he was happy to have a family Christmas and accepted other happy dollars from: 
Ed Telenko
- happy to see Tim Dennis. Also, glad the CFL is over;
Dan Toppari - happy he will be spending Christmas in Vegas;
Sheila Bristo - happy that her son is coming home for the holidays;
Rob Welch - happy to be considered part of Don Beard's family;
Matt Taylor - happy to be going to Ottawa for a family Christmas;
Jean Holbert - Leighton - happy that Lauren is home until January 3rd, 2011;
Jean Stewart - happy that her move is over and she is reasonably settled;
Niels Pedersen - happy that his family will be totally together for the first time in 15 years;
Ernesto Carrillo - happy to be at the Monday meeting with his wife;
Don Beard - happy to be with his family and winning the 50/50 draw;
Kris Akilie - happy that Gordon will be home for the holidays and her parent's move into her home is going well;
Jim Hooper - happy that his wife and sons are with him and they can go to play in the snow;
Beth Cockroft - is optimistic for Kris with her parents move, wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas;
Harry Levine - happy to be visitng from Oakville;
Najeeb Syed - happy to hear lots of laughter;
John Teibert - happy that his wife, Evelyn, is with him today, and happy that their son, Scott, has finished University and is now looking for a job. Wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year;
Paul Monaghan - wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Passing of Dr. Don Fraser - there will be a memorial service in the New Year;

December 27, 2010 - No Meeting

January 3, 2011 - No Meeting

January 8, 2011 Rotary Leadership Institute - Hillfield Strathallen College in Hamilton. Cost is $50CDN but will be picked up by the club. To register go to http://www.rli-shiningwaters.org/

January 8, 2011 Bingo - speak with Beth Cockcroft if you can volunteer. 

January 10, 2011 - Mini Club Assembly - Ian Forbes will be presenting a new fundraising idea to the club that will help raise funds towards the Cardiac Cath Lab and we will vote at that meeting on our club's participation. The idea is based on a bike ride around Lake Ontario.

January 17, 2011 - Club Assembly - Topic Club Visioning - location to be confirmed.

New Member Proposal - Derrick Tomlinson. This is the first publication. If any one knows any reason why Derrick Tomlinson should not be considered for membership, please speak with John Teibert or Sheila Bristo. 

50/50 DRAW

Today, we had a special draw for a Rotary tie. The winner: Jean Stewart. 

December 15 Sheree Taillon, who shares her birthday with Dave Clark, Dave Clark -5; Tim Conway, comedian; and Nero, the 5th Emperor of Rome.

December 29 Frank Strathearn, who shares his birthday with Ted Danson and Mary Tyler Moore.

December 30 Paul Massuet, who shares his birthday with LeBron James, Tiger Woods, and Titus, the 10th Emperor of Rome.


Niels Pedersen from PerformanceCars very generously offered his time and talent to play the piano during our Christmas Carol sing-along.

Santa arrived to "Here comes Santa Claus" and presented gifts to all the children in attendance.

Santa's Elves: Kris, Jean, and Cathy helped santa with his duties.  

Ron reported 19 members, 22 guests, and 10 make ups for over 100 per cent attendance.


As there was no further business for the good of Rotary, President John wished everyone a happy holiday and before adjourning the meeting at 1:20 p.m. left members with this thought for the day:     

"Dear Lord, I've been asked, nay commanded, to thank Thee for the Christmas turkey before us... a turkey which was no doubt a lively, intelligent bird... a social being... capable of actual affection... nuzzling its young with almost human-like compassion. Anyway, it's dead and we're gonna eat it. Please give our respects to its family..." - Berke Breathed