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|District 5020 Governor, David Stocks, with speakers Phillip Lancaster, John Nsabimana, and John Jordan at the October 14 Rwanda Forum.|
The last Thursday of every month sees the members of the Rotary Club of Oak Bay gathering for a couple hours of fellowship and a chance to get a make-up for missed meetings. Jim Force, of the Rotary Club of Oak Bay, thought his club needed more opportunities for fellowship so he started gathering his fellow Rotarians for a beer at the Penny Farthing Pub in Oak Bay once a month. Although things started out slowly, more and more members of the Oak Bay club participated each month, and the meeting has attracted Rotarians from neighboring clubs.
The idea behind the extra meeting was to leave some of the business aside and enjoy each other’s company; to get to know one another in a new way. The friendly and relaxed atmosphere did not prevent a little business being transacted. The Oak Bay club is planning a benefit concert with proceeds going to the club's literacy campaign.
For the most part it has been a light and friendly gathering which is serving to bring the club members closer together. Several of the newer, younger members present expressed their delight in having a chance to get to know the older members in a more relaxed setting. As a Rotarian from another club, I was equally delighted by the friendly nature of the meeting and the opportunity to meet the members of the Rotary Club of Oak Bay. ~Marnie Hamagami, newer, younger member of the Rotary Club of Sidney
The Rotary Club of Sidney hosted its annual White Elephant dinner and fundraiser on November 3rd. This highly successful evening brought in over $3800.00 directed and the Rotary Foundation and Polio Plus. There were Rotarians from 4 peninsula clubs: Sidney, Sidney by the Sea, Brentwood Bay and Royal Oak. Many of these Rotarians have been coming for years, as had some of the auction items.