The Rotary Club Of Festival City

President:  Dianne Yundt

Minutes of the meeting of February 12, 2013

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Guests: From Stratford Rotary we welcomed Tine Buechler and Geza Wordofa.

Draw Prize: Linda Jones won the prize donated by Peter Moreton.

All You Can Eat Spaghetti Dinner: Randy Mathews has tickets to sell for this annual event. Tickets are $15 each. Everyone is encouraged to sell tickets to support international and local projects. Tickets are also available for purchase at Fanfare Books.


  1. El Salvador Coffee: Lynne Ternosky has 1lb bags of coffee available for a donation of $15. The coffee will be available at the spaghetti dinner in March and it can also be obtained from Lynne directly. If you are able to sell it at your workplace see Lynne.
  2. Mitchell Lantern Walk: A poster advertising this Rotary sponsored event on Sunday Feb 17 has been sent to all members of the club.
  3. Bingo: Volunteers are reminded of the bingo this Saturday at 5 PM
  4. Board of Directors Meeting: The next meeting is Thursday February 23 at the home of President Dianne.
  5. Service Club Bonspiel: Saturday February 23 at 9 AM. Interested curlers or anyone wishing to learn about curling should contact Etienne Leushuis as soon as possible.

Guest Speaker: Bill Helmuth introduced the newest member of our club, Randy Mathews. Randy presented his classification talk.

Randy grew up on a dairy farm near Fergus where his parents had a herd of Jersey cows. Randy joined Victoria and Grey Trust Company straight out of high school. He has worked in branches in Exeter, Leamington, and Stratford where he stayed for 10 years. Over the years V&G became National Trust until it was bought by Scotiabank. Randy was part of the integration team during the transition to Scotiabank. During his career Randy served in various departments including technical services, auditing and operations. Over the years he saw banking change from completely manual systems where information  was entered by hand onto paper, to the use of computers for banking services. Randy was very much involved with the computerization of banking services . The bank started with a Radio Schack model 3 computer using Visicalc.

In the last years before retirement, Randy worked in the international division introducing internet banking to the Caribbean branches.

Randy has been a member of the Optimist Club and he is a movie buff. He has over 700 movies to enjoy in his theatre at his home in Stratford.

Randy was thanked by Carolyn Dingman.