The Rotary Club Of Festival City

President:  David Moore

Minutes of the meeting of March 6, 2012

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Guests: Charlotte Coates is an outbound Rotary Exchange student going to Norway. Rotary Exchange student Phanuwat Kongwattananon (Nu) from Thailand.

Draw Prize: David Harvie donated the prize won by Laura Pogson. Laura is now proudly wearing a marvelous pink turkey feather boa from the fashion boutique of Family & Company.


  1. Bingo: A reminder to volunteers of the Rotary bingo this Friday March 9 at 5 PM.
  2. Spaghetti Dinner: Now is time to start selling tickets for this event. Tyler Canal has tickets. Posters are also available for display at work, churches, or other suitable places you may visit.  See the details of the event on the ClubRunner Homepage. Some changes to the dinner this year include elimination of reservation times. Table service is also gone because dinner will be buffet style.
  3. Cupcakes for the Spaghetti Dinner. Rotarians are being asked to bake cupcakes for the dessert being offered at the spaghetti dinner.  If you can bake some cupcakes please let Ken Hansen know. 
  4. Coffee Beans for Sale: Lynne Ternosky has coffee beans from El Salvador which are available for a $15 donation. This is the best quality coffee, not available in stores.
  5. International Women’s Day: This is tomorrow March 8 and the theme this year is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures. Lynne T. is making this happen.  Also the United Nations International Women’s Day theme is Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty. Carol Rock has been committed to this.  Thanks to Donna Hinz for this information.

Club Assembly:

  1. New Members: The club welcomed Louise Spandler, Brandi Gillett and Sam Theocharis to the Festival City Rotary Club.  See the photo on the ClubRunner homepage.
  2.  The Adhoc Committee: Carol Rock presented a cheque to Elizabeth Anderson from the United Way. The cheque represents our donation to the United Way campaign.  Carol also reported that our club has provided financial support to L’Arche, the House of Blessing, the Hampstead victims,  and $500 seed money for the splash pad project.
  3. Host Families: Host families are required for incoming exchange students next Fall.  See Carol Rock for information about what is expected of host families and to volunteer to host a student for a term.
  4. Club Banner: Jean Aitcheson reported briefly on her recent mission to Nicaragua and presented the club with a banner from the Jinotepe Rotary Club of Nicaragua.