• Cancelled: Thursday, February 22nd meeting is cancelled to allow folks the opportunity to attend the Rendezvous Dinner the previous evening.
• March lst Duties
Door: Marg Hundt
Greeter: John North
Rotary Moment: Les Postnikoff
Speaker Introduction: Rosemarie Roduck
Speaker Thanker: LaCosta Squires
• Thursday Evening Rotary Duties
If you’re unable to attend a meeting at which you’re on for a duty, President Jo would be ever-so-grateful if you would get in touch with her … and, ideally if you can, let her know if you’ve found someone to replace you. Thanks so much.
• Comox Valley Coldest Night of the Year (Saturday, February 24th)
A reminder that Leif will be walking on behalf of the homeless in the Comox Valley and would very much appreciate our support.
• New Meal Payment Program
Norma Pelletier (Treasurer) presented the new meal payment procedures that received Board approved at a recent Directors’ meeting. The new procedures will go into effect April lst.
Norma will email to all members of the club a copy of the power point presentation she spoke to at the meeting.
• The Ducky 500 2018 … The team’s at work!
Tim Cowan is this year’s Ducky Ticket Sales and Duty co-ordinator. Tim will be sending out more information via email very soon. But in the interim, here’s the deal …
• join a team for a minimum of five shifts
• take seven books and sell them wherever/however/to whomever.
• each of us is to choose which we prefer.
• For new members of the club … this is our biggest fundraiser of the year and one that all members of Team Comox Rotary are expected to help out with. If you would like more information … please contact Rob Van Haarlem.
• Holly has sent word that her goal is to finish her treatment as planned by April 11th and be back with us, shovel in hand, to participate in Plant a Tree Day on April 22nd.
• Thanks Michael Bergob for putting your “I Eat First” badge up for bids. Suffice to say, with Richard Boyle‘s able assistance as auctioneer, a few hundred dollars were added to the “pot”. And Michael … we’re sending you our best wishes for good health to return and we look forward to seeing you back with us.
• Jeff Hamilton … congrats on being the successful bidder for the “I Eat First” badge and thanks for the $220 contribution.
• President Elect Russ Wigle is off to PETS
Russ, we wish you a wonderful learning experience at the upcoming Presidents Elect Training session in Tacoma. Oh … and may you have lots of fun as you meet, get to know, and bond with other Area 2 Presidents Elect. Safe travels.
• By the time you read these highlights, you will have received a message from President Jo regarding the new Rotary Club of Comox Valley Charter Night … taking place at Blackfin Pub on Tuesday, February 20th.
• District Governor (DG) Tom Carroll will be attending the Mark Isfeld Interact Club’s luncheon on Thursday, February 22nd. He wants to personally congratulate them for winning the worldwide Interact video competition.
• Tree Planting: April 22nd (Earth Day)
Please contact John North if you’d like to participate. And thanks to new member Russell Ball for helping out with the logistics for and on the day.
~ each participant donates $20.00 toward the food costs … and enjoys a hot bowl of the day’s creation with fellow “soupers”. ~ Lots of fun … and a little competition has been noted amongst the various teams. Like … who really did make the best “roux” last month? ☺
~ Even more important than fun is that the kids are so enjoying the delicious soups.
• Night of Wonders … Saturday, May 5th
Liz Datoo is doing it again! She and her team will be putting on another wonderful night of Indian food and entertainment … with all proceeds going to Dawn to Dawn: Action on Homelessness. If you’d like to attend … please get in touch with Liz. Several tables are already spoken for … so the sooner the better! Thanks Liz.
• Thank you Dawn Postnikoff for taking on the big task of overseeing Comox Rotary’s contribution to Rendezvous plans … the Wednesday evening dinner. In recognition of her efforts, Hannah Rail presented Dawn with the highly coveted “You’ve Got This” token.
Speaker: Leif Jason (Director: Public Image)
Leif provided an overview of the kinds of tasks the Public Image portfolio takes on … and then some. The “and then some” includes such things as: e-commerce for members; assisting Interact with social media; contributing time to the Rotary District 5020 newsletter; offering PI assistance to the new Rotary club.
All that in addition to: overseeing club communications (website, bulletin); working on the website directory; encouraging members to add testimonials; expanding use of Linkedin and Facebook presence for our club and its members; and taking steps to merge club websites. The above is a representative … but by no means an exhaustive … list of the many tasks that Leif attends to.
In addition to all the above, Leif took on the role of Head Comox Valley Whiskey Fest Guy this year. Together with his team, and with thanks to Dawn Postnikoff and President Jo for their supporting roles, this year’s event generated approximately $21,300.
There was a very moving ending to the evening … and that was when David Peat thanked Leif not only for his presentation and all that he does as PI Director but also for being such a fine role model as a Rotarian … as a father … and as a community member.
That’s it for now …