Campbell River

2016-17| August 23

Tuesdays 6:45 AM
Maritime Heritage Centre
621 Island Highway
                      45   Daybreak Rotarians present
                      14   Number of Makeups
                      59   Total Rotarians and Makeups
                      66   Rotarians in the Club
                                   90 %
lee stone - campbell river storm
"When I played, it was unheard of for a player to go on to college hockey out of Junior B. It was Jungle B, 2 or 3 fights per game. Let's put it this way, college scouts weren't coming out to watch." Those were the words of Lee Stone, GM and Head Coach of the Campbell River Storm Junior Hockey Club, as he spoke to Rotarians two weeks before the start of a new season.
That's no longer the case.
In the last two seasons, 10 Storm players moved onto college while 10 moved onto higher tiered Junior levels. 
Lee Stone was one of those Junior B players that had to pound the pavement to get to college landing in Arizona State in 2008.
 "It's my 4th year here. When I came to Campbell River as a 23 year old kid, I just came from college and I was trying to figure out who I was." In 3 seasons, he turned the franchise around capturing a league title, two medals including Gold at the BC's and a Western Canadian Championship, out-competing 138 other teams for the highest honour a Western Canadian team can achieve.
"This town cares about this team (average attendance 925 in a 1,000 seat arena), so what we do off the ice is important but I think, at the end of the day, that's what translate into success on the ice." 'Leave a Legacy' is what the Storm coaching staff focus upon with all their players. "The big thing for me is to make sure we have character people, like Kobe (Oishi) and Carter (Hikichi), who enjoy giving back and not just taking from the community for themselves. With what we have in CR, there are a lot of benefits for the players but they have to put in a little extra work.
Stone talked about the Storm scholarship fund, community involvement and preparing young men to be successful in whatever endeavour they pursue. "On the ice, I could market myself as a success if I have one player in my career that makes it to the NHL but there's future police officers, future firefighters, future lawyers and future school teachers. All these guys are coming into our program and it's a chance for us to help them on to college, Junior A or different life experiences.
Stone was joined by veteran players Kobe Oishi and Carter Hikichi.
The Storm open the season on Friday, September 2nd at Strathcona Gardens. 7:30 puck drop.   
Left to right: Storm player Kobe Oishi, Mike Rushton, Mark Berry, GM/Head Coach Lee Stone, President Sandra and Storm player Carter Hikichi.
August 30 meeting in the evening
The meeting on Tuesday, August 30th, is the 5th meeting of the month so that means a change in time to 6:00 PM. The meal will be served at 6:30 with the program getting underway at 7:15.
The location will be the same, the MHC.
guests and visiting rotarians
Lee Stone                           CR Storm/Speaker
Kobe Oishi                         CR Storm
Carter Hikichi                   CR Storm
Bob Hagyanoy                   Barry Watchorn
River Berry                        Outbound
Rebecca Mercer
Jonna Johnson
Jim Harris offered some tips on Duck ticket sales at the August 23rd meeting. 1) If you're new at selling try to schedule yourself with an experienced Rotarian 2) engage people by making eye contact, saying hello and then asking.
Get your tickets sold and back in asap. Don't forget to place your name and team number on the back of your sold books.
A big thank you to the Lamberts for hosting this year's inter-club Corn Roast. The organizers had everything covered but the weather. Despite a windy, wet and often cold Sunday, the spirit was warm and it turned into a great day of fellowship. Thanks to the organizers and cooks.  
I'd like to thank you for your patience with the Bulletin. I have experimented with the new electronic version and more times than not I have struggled with glitches, lost files, my mistakes and, probably, a resistance to change. I will be switching back to the previous format  for a bit in hopes that I can make a switch back later when I have a better understanding of the electronic format - Mark
Upcoming Events
Service Committee Meeting
MHC Board Room
Oct 18, 2017 5:15 PM
Bowling Alley
Oct 21, 2017 6:00 PM
Intraclub Polio/50/50
Oct 24, 2017
Board Meeting
Rosebowl Restaurant
Oct 25, 2017 5:30 PM
Membership meeting
Oct 30, 2017 5:00 PM
Social club Meeting
Nov 02, 2017 5:00 PM
Club Visioning Session
Thulin Room - MHC
Nov 19, 2017
Board Meeting
Rosebowl Restaurant
Nov 29, 2017 5:30 PM
Adult Christmas Party
Dec 12, 2017
Oct 24, 2017
for international projects and Foundation
Oct 31, 2017
center for Aquatic excellence proposal
Nov 07, 2017
Club Business
Nov 14, 2017
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Rotary Interviews - Kelly Fisher and Fran Ferguson
Sandra Parkes interviewed two Rotarians and here are some tidbits.
Kelly Fisher was born in New Westminster and work at Frame & Co. She prefers rainy days to sunny and the people that inspire her are her aunt and her daughter Emily who she says has an incredible sense of adventure. 
Fran Ferguson grew up in rural Manitoba. She actually started her education path in a one-room schoolhouse eventually going to the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba. Fran is a Registered Clinical Therapist. Her first job was as a legal secretary in Winnipeg for the famous Whistling Lawyer, Harvey Pollock. In 1977, Pollock became the World Whistling Champion and has appeared with several symphony orchestras.
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