Rotary Club of Oak Bay Victoria British Columbia Canada Rotary District 5020
2010-2011 Rotary International Theme: Building Communities Bridging Continents
District 5020 Governor 2010-2011: Robert Martin. Assistant Governor: Tav Macpherson
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Program for December 7, 2010. Reported by Will Carter

Paul Harris Jim Force 3President John Edgell opened the meeting by bestowing a blue sapphire pin on Jim Force for a Paul Harris Fellowship +3 award. Congratulations Jim!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Rod Sim, in charge of the Salvation Army Kettles again, asked the first shift people to pick up the kettle equipment from the 3rd cashier desk at Pharmasave; the last shift of the day is to meet the Salvation Army rep (with ID) at the close of the shift, and give them the kettle, then put the equipment away, again with the 3rd Pharmasave cashier.
Volunteer positions are going fast, so call Rod now or be disappointed.

Joan Firkins reported on the first ever Christmas concert saying thanks to Pablo Diemecke, the club committee, sponsors, door prize donors, and Tricia for their efforts in netting at least $5000!

Poinsettia
Another Joan (Peggs) reported netting nearly $1500 on poinsettia sales!

Our speaker today was new club member, Renate Gibbs. Her topic, complete with an excellent video presentation, was India - A Field School Camosun College Nursing Students Experience.

Camosun Nurses India
Pediatrics in Doon Hospital - two to a bed!

In conjunction with Camosun College International Department, Renate's group of nursing students travelled to India with 50 pounds of medical supplies each, in addition to their own luggage. They culturally immersed with people in the Himalayan Mountains and in Dehradun. To get to the Himalayas, they travelled by train, staying at a guest house where they learned self reliance in a new setting. In Dehradun, they visited a Tibetan monastery and nunnery and a private Tibetan hospital. These young nursing students found the biggest hurdle was the language barrier, but they were resourceful in relating, helping, and reaching those that they visited. Among challenges for people in rural areas is a very high infant mortality rate, poor sanitation, and contaminated water and air. Renate spoke on these topics very effectively. Before leaving India, they experienced river rafting on the Ganges, exploring temples, watching holy immersions in the Ganges, and visiting Jim Corbett National Park in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Tibetan Nuns
Tibetan Nuns gather with Camosun student nurses outside their temple.

Visiting Rotarians And Guests
Introduced by Dallas Chapple:

John Heraghty from Harbourside Victoria Club, and guests Maureen Madsen guest of Neil Madsen, and Gary Smith guest of Jack Petrie.

Jim Force was the Celebrations Master. He gave the gears to John Edgell about his published retirement date versus the real one, to Lynne for basking in Maui, to those with tablecloths on their lunch tables (apparently showing uppityness), and to Perry for getting Pablo's birthday cake on his forehead. (I just report what I hear!)

PabloPablo and his Birthday Cake

Renate-John
John Edgell thanked Renate for her presentation on behalf of the club.

Date
GREETER &
SAY GRACE
GREETER &
INTRODUCE
GUESTS

BULLETIN
MINUTES
HOST & INTRODUCE SPEAKER
THANK
SPEAKER
ROOM SETUP/
TAKEDOWN
November Roster
14-Dec Christmas Party - No Meeting
21-Dec Madsen MacPherson Lidkea Lawrie Lamb Bedford
28-Dec NO MEETING

Cash Desk: Sim; 50-50: Sims; Celebrations Master: (November: Bamji) (December: Lawrie)

PROGRAMS
November & December Programs
Dec 14 Christmas Dinner Meeting at Yacht Club
Dec 21 AGM and Jacqueline Mealing (Guatemala project)
Dec 28 No Meeting
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