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					                                                                                 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
                                                                                                                               and REMINDERS
                                                             Jamal & Liz Youssef – their 28th on Oct 14th. 
“Reach Within to Embrace Humanity”
                                                                                                                   President Sucha gave a short update on the
                               th
                                                                          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.
                                                                                                                  http://www.rotary.org/en/members/policiesandproc
       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
                                                   Rotary                                   Sgt-At-
 DATE            GREETERS            CASH         Minute /    Invocation       INTRO                   Found’n    with our aging (but not quite ancient) French Fries
                                                                                             Arms
                                                                                                                  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
                                                          organizations
               ROTARY MINUTE
  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:
                                                        www.clubrunner.ca/portal/Organization/Meetings.
         CITIZENS ON PATROL (COPs).                     aspx?accountid=50092
               http://nanaimocops.com/
 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
                                                                                                              stupid.
  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
  police officer.

				
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