GUESTS ROTARY CLUB OF LANTZVILLE
Brian Cornborough – “COPs” (and former member MISSION STATEMENT
of our Club. The Rotary Club of Lantzville believes in
Sgt Cheryl Armstrong – RCMP, Community encouraging leadership in our youth and provides
Services (and daughter of a Past President of the support for our communities, especially the less
Club). fortunate and disadvantaged. We believe in
supporting projects that focus on education,
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES literacy, clean water and health that make a
… a couple we missed last week … difference in people’s lives. We believe in the right
John King – 365 days older on October 9th. of everyone to clean water, education and health.
Shawn Kilner – celebrated on Thanksgiving Day.
Jim Tucker – turned ?? today. ♫♫ NEWS and NOTES of INTEREST
Jamal & Liz Youssef – their 28th on Oct 14th.
“Reach Within to Embrace Humanity”
President Sucha gave a short update on the
HEALTH of the CLUB Council for Legislation, which meets every 3 years
October 13 , 2011 Richard Z is recovering from a nasty wee flu bug.
Vocational Service Month to consider changes to Rotary’s Manual of
Procedure (MOP). Proposal for changes have to be
FOUNDATION submitted by the end of the year. Have you any
IN THE LANCE THIS WEEK
suggestions for making Rotary a bit better? Talk to
Citizens on Patrol $126 donated this morning. Thank you! Sucha.
FUTURE EVENTS & FEATURES November is Foundation Month. The Club will edures/councilonlegislation/Pages/ridefault.aspx
th match your donations to TRF (recognition points
Oct 17 – Board Meeting
Oct 18th – Golf Ball Drop Ctte Mtg – 4:30 at IG for dollars, minimum contribution $100, We received a Thank-you note from the
Oct 20th – Visiting VTT from the Philippines cumulative donations for October and November). Queen Alexandra’s Foundation – for our $6,800
Oct 22nd – Dinner & Theatre in Chemainus) contribution to Jeneece’s Place in Victoria.
Oct 24th – Golf Ctte Mtg (4:30 in IG Bd Rm) SERGEANT-AT-ARMS http://jeneeceplace.org/
Oct 27th – Business Meeting Ralph L was today’s Sgt. Mike W off to umpire
Nov 3rd – Social Media (Facebook) badminton in Scandinavia. People coming and BINGO VOLUNTEERS: from 7PM to 9PM:
going. VTT arrives tomorrow. Mt Washington Monday Oct 31st: Shawn K and Dave E
VISITING ROTARIANS looking good. Geoff E an expectant grandfather (3 Wednesday Dec 7th: Doug S and ??
Geoff Evans – Rotary Club of Duncan (and former times)! It’s hot in Ottawa. Dave E.won the draw! THANKS!
member of our Club). Nice of Geoff to come &
visit us. Rotary Café Notes
We’ve been asked to set up our Café at the
2012 BC/Yukon [Dog] Agility Championships in
Beban Park (Nanaimo) June 8th, 9th and 10th next
DUTY ROSTER year. More info in due course.
Something to think about: What should we do
DATE GREETERS CASH Minute / Invocation INTRO Found’n with our aging (but not quite ancient) French Fries
fryer?? It’s taking John K longer and longer to get
Oct 20th Cameron & Cohn Lemmon Lobay Currie Day Grose Tucker it fired up and roiling each time…
Oct 27th deBeeld & Helfrich King Manikel Elgie Dugaro Lemmon Sparkes
Nov 3rd King & Merry McFadden McFadden MacQueen Kilner Lobay Milne Philippines VTT. Four teachers and one
Rotarian leader from the Philippines will be
If you cannot make your duty, it is your responsibility to find a replacement. visiting District 5020 in October for 4 weeks,
including some time in Nanaimo (Oct 14th to 23rd). If they see something suspicious, COPs are in 2012 GOLF TOURNAMENT
They will be visiting our Club next Thursday. contact with a base radio and the situation then Friday, May 4th, 2012 at Fairwinds
becomes a matter for the police to deal with. “ROTARY GOLF TO END CANCER” ??
The District will be conducting a World Their safety policy is to protect their members,
Proposed that the major beneficiary from funds
Community Service and Foundation Funds enabling people of all ages to participate in our
raised will be the BC Cancer Foundation – who
Management Seminar, Saturday, Oct 29th, at patrols.
have offered to help…
VIU. Randy is helping to organize the Seminar Sgt Armstrong confirmed that COPs is a
and would like a little help. It’s a very informative valuable asset for the RCMP, noting that there is
session – open to all Rotarians. Under the Future a significant drop in vandalism in areas where
Vision for TRF, Clubs needs a least one member to COPs patrol.
attend (and be qualified) in order to apply for (and COPs are not “Crime Stoppers” nor are they
receive) Grants. “Speed Watch” – which are separate
Since David L was busy organizing the ROTARY INFO
Theatrical outing to Chemainus next Saturday,
President Sucha granted him a 7-day reprieve on You can find out where and when all the Clubs in
his Rotary Minute. District 5020 meet on the 5020 website:
CITIZENS ON PATROL (COPs). aspx?accountid=50092
The Nanaimo Citizens on Patrol is composed of Rotary International:
concerned citizens who volunteer their time, http://www.rotary.org
energy, vehicles, and expertise to become the District 5020: Replacement Windows
extended “eyes and ears” of their local police www.rotary5020.org Last year I replaced all the windows in my
detachment. In this day and age, the police Rotary Club of Lantzville: house with that expensive double-pane
simply cannot “do it all” for the communities www.lantzvillerotary.com
they serve; they must have the community
energy efficient kind, and today I got a call
The District Governor's monthly newsletter:
support in making our streets and property safe www.rotary5020.org/newsletter.pdf from the contractor who installed them.
for all citizens. The Rotary Foundation Newsletter: He was complaining that the work had been
Nanaimo Citizens on Patrol has 50 members and www.ourfoundation.info completed a whole year ago, and I still hadn't
an executive committee elected from within the paid for them.
ranks to run the day-to-day routine operations of Helllooo ............just because I'm not Mike
the group. In addition, other members volunteer ONE FINAL THOUGHT Holmes doesn't mean that I am automatically
to take on duties such as scheduler, advertising “You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in
manager, and social events convener. your mind.” Old Irish Proverb.
While the group operate this fashion, it works So, I told him just what his fast-talking sales
under the auspices and direction of the RCMP. guy had told me last year -- that in ONE YEAR
Our team members observe and report any these windows would pay for themselves!
suspicious activities to the police. Our patrols Helllooooo? It's been a year! I told him.
consist of 2-person vehicles who, on a four-hour
There was only silence at the other end of
shift, cover many sections for the District of
Lantzville, City of Nanaimo, and Cedar, looking the line, so I finally just hung up.
for illegal activities. Our members do not get He never called back. I bet he felt like an
directly involved if an offense is witnessed, nor idiot.
do they leave their vehicles unless decided by a