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This week our speaker is Dave Williams from the Mitchell Rotary Club.  Every year for the past five years the Rotary Club of Mitchell visits 800-1,000 Grade 5 students in Huron and Perth counties to inform them they are the future.
It may be difficult for these students to believe, but they are the most impressionable and can learn and understand an anti-drug message – that the use of methamphetamines (or meth) is dangerous.
Dave will explain all the details of this project of what they do and what they try to achieve.
This meeting is open to the public. Meeting will be at Craigowan  Country and Golf Club on Highway 59 just North of Woodstock. Meetings starts at 6.30 pm and costs for a meal is $ 20.00.
It designed to start a conversation that could lead to real change in how the Oxford County community deals with poverty and food insecurity.
A town hall meeting hosted by Operation Sharing on Tuesday, September 26 will feature keynote speaker Dr. Lynn McIntyre of the University of Calgary who will present key findings from her 30 years of research on how to reduce household food insecurity or inadequate access to food due to financial constraint.
Vanessa Giuliano, spokesperson for Operation Sharing, said the town hall meeting is designed to bring together not only experts in poverty reduction but also those accessing welfare assistance, low-income families, as well as their front line workers — to share their experiences.
“We welcome anyone with ideas about food insecurity and homelessness,” Giuliano said. “It’s a conversation to start the ball rolling — to talk about and put policies in place.”
The event will also feature poverty researcher Dr. Tracy Smith-Carrier from King’s University College, as well as Ken Brooks, a lawyer specializing in poverty law, Warden Paul Mayberry, Chris Cunningham of Southgate Centre and Oxford director human resources Paul Beaton.
The day after the town hall meeting a professional workshop with policy makers, including politicians and other representatives, is expected to lead to a declaration of intent.
Who: Oxford County Town Hall Meeting
Where: Unifor Hall, Woodstock Ontario
When: Tuesday September 26, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Join us at Rotary this coming Wednesday, September 13th for an exciting program. 6:30 pm dinner ($20) at Craigowan Golf Course, followed by a great speaker. Please RSVP to John at narcisian@yahoo.ca 519-532-0443 for meal count.

For over a decade, Kevin Bulmer worked in the auto racing industry, including time as the Marketing Director and General Manager of the first-ever NASCAR-sanctioned weekly race track in Canada. In addition, his 15 years of media experience, working dir...ectly with branding and business marketing, has taught him how easy it is to fall into the trap .... of Racing in Circles.

Many of the people and organizations Kevin has met, have shared admirable traits like:
1. They worked hard and most had a positive mindset with good intentions
2. They were incredibly creative and resourceful
3. They took massive amounts of action

With so many positive attributes in play, why was there so much frustration at attracting new customers, sponsors or new participants?

Learning from the racing metaphor, there are only three of four crucial things you need listed above. A fourth key ingredient is missing. When driving on the track with a loose tire, you can’t hide from a bad vibration. Ignore it, and you eventually crash. You need the fourth tire, with all of them tight and balanced to run the race.
Kevin will talk about the fourth tire and help us review how many of our tires may be loose in our life or organization. Then we’ll learn how to tighten them.

This is your opportunity to hear a unique slant on preparing yourself and our organization to run a winning race.

General Bio: Kevin Bulmer is a professional Speaker, Certified Life & Executive Coach & Host of “Journeys with the No Schedule Man,” a weekly podcast featuring conversations on personal and professional growth, available worldwide on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube and at NoScheduleManPodcast.com.

This week the theme of our meeting was Caribbean, hosted by Rosalinda Taylor.  In addition to our salads and desert, chicken wings and pizza were enjoyed by all.
Many wore beach/Caribbean costumes as anticipated and it was a fun night of games and laughter combined with some Club business.   It is hard to believe the summer is almost over and this was our last summer meeting of the season. Next week there will no meeting in lieu of Toy Show on August 26 and 27.  Our next regular meeting is September 6 at Craigowan Golf Club.
Our Summer Meeting Series continues...

Everyone enjoyed the food, fellowship and picturesque home farm of Rotarian Peter Stam for this joint meeting of Woodstock-Oxford and Tavistock clubs.  

There were many family friendly activities to enjoy, including swimming in the fresh pond, fishing or coasting calmly on a pedal boat.  Many could take a nature walk or enjoy feeding and playing with the baby goats.  Simpler entertainment included enjoying good foods and the fellowship of a great group of people.  

Thanks to Peter and Edie for their generous and warm hospitality.


At our last meeting, we had a club assembly which included a review of the upcoming Toy Show & Auction as well as group meetings by our main Committees to discuss and plan for the coming Rotary year. Committee Chairs were asked to brief the overall membership on what their committee plans to do in the coming months.
As a reminder for the meal count, members are assumed to be coming and will be charged for their meal. If unable to attend, please advise POD Chair John Narcisian at narcisian@yahoo.ca by Sunday evening, so he can advise the venue accordingly.
Guests are always welcome but please email John your intentions to help facilitate food arrangements. 
Last week Dave Sutherland, owner of the Lignition Corparation from Brantford, was our interesting speaker. He explained how farmers can be a vital key in the proper management of Carbon Dioxide (CO2).  
They can do this with a positive affect on the environment by using an effective new ag-carbon product as a fertilizer that boosts crop yields.  Higher yields are good for the farmer and it is also great that they can capture more CO2 in the process.
Dave did a great job of explaining exactly how and why it works, guaranteed!  He and his company are well recognized in the agricultural industry through this new technology, including several featured news articles.

It was a great event as we celebrated our Rotary achievements for the past year and shared appreciation with many of the community organizations and individuals who have supported us in serving the needs of our community.

During the program, several (see list below) were acknowledged and presented with Appreciation Certificates.  Rotary could not accomplish what we do for the community without their ongoing support.   It is always a highlight of the year to see what has been accomplished.

In addition to celebrating the past year, we turned over the reigns to our new leadership team (as of July 1st).  Incoming President Grace did a wonderful job of outlining her vision for the club during the coming year.  The evening concluded with a great song "Go Make a Difference" in keeping with our new Rotary motto "Rotary . . Making a Difference."

Thanks again to those recognized: Giant Tiger, Heart-FM, Hendrik Mulder, Woodstock Museum, Springbank Cheese, Pharmasave (Wdstk & Ingsl), Leon's, Scott's noFrills, Tirecraft, Jacob's Auctioneers, Kelsey's, Royal Bank, Total Rentals, Bobcat of Brantford, Woodstock Boy Scouts, Dwight Blok, Rod & Karyn Liddle.



Join us at Rotary this week to learn from some of our own members who attended the neighbouring District 6330 Conference. They will report on lots of Rotary fun, fellowship and new ideas that were shared. Many new friendships were also started.
Short presentations by: PDG Doug Vincent, John Narcisian, Linda Taylor and Leigh & Alma Yates. Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at Five Star Buffet on Norwich Ave, 6:30 - 8 pm.
Your're Welcome!
Please join us Wednesday May 24th at 6:30 pm for a presentation from Peter Stam. Peter is a Rotarian since 1999. He came to Canada as a young man when he was 18 with a dream and a bag of clothes. He will share with us what his immigration to Canada has brought him.
Everybody that knows Peter is more then welcome to come out and learn a little more about him. We meet at at the Five Star Buffet on Norwich Avenue, Woodstock. Come for dinner, a cocktail or just join us for Peter's presentation... We'd love to see you!
Please RSVP to Club President Sylvie at smtmorin@gmail.com to reserve your seat.
Please join us Wednesday May 17th at 6:30 for a presentation from Jennifer Jimbere. Jennifer will highlight her business services and offer tips to better your performance all around.
We are meeting at the Five Star Buffet on Norwich Avenue, Woodstock. Come for dinner, a cocktail or just join us for Jennifer's presentation... We'd love to see you!
Please RSVP to Club President Sylvie at smtmorin@gmail.com to reserve your seat.
It's that time again...We are going bowling Wednesday night!

Come cheer us on - it's all for fun and in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Woodstock & District's annual Bowl For Kids Sake, Wednesday, May the 3th, 6ish pm - 9ish pm @ C & D Lanes.

Work & Play - gotta love Woodstock-Oxford Rotary! Join us. All members are encouraged to raise funds for this evening. If you would like to support our team please click on the following link to help raise funds for us. Thank you ! https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/big-brothers-big-sisters-of-woodstock-and-district/BFKS2017/team/rotarywoodstockoxford/
Join us for dinner or a cocktail at Ody's Restaurant @ 6 pm Wednesday night for our weekly social hour.

Did you know JA London runs several youth programs here in Woodstock & Oxford County?

At 7:30, we meet Melissa Derbyshire to find out details about Junior Achievement London, how they deliver programs, the impact of these on our youth, AND how you can get involved with JA in our community... Meeting starts @ 7:30
This week we will have an club assembly where we will discuss membership and our new meeting format. Everybody is welcome to attend this meeting. We will have a meal at 6.00 pm at the Quality Hotels and Suites here in Woodstock.
You can also come only for the business part of the meeting. This will start at 7.30 pm
Hope to see you tomorrow.

Originally Josh Martin was scheduled to speak this evening but unfortunately he had to cancel due to sickness. April 8 is coming closer and that's why it has been decided to discuss all ongoing business concerning the Fish Fry.

Meeting will start with a meal at 6.00 pm at the Quality Hotels and suites here in Woodstock. Straight after we will discuss business. Everybody is welcome to attend.

We hope to see you tomorrow evening.

This week our speaker, March 8,  will be Jay Heaman of the County of Oxford. He will present to us the plans for Oxford County to have zero waste and use 100 % Renewable energy in the coming years. This process will involve a lot of steps and challenges and Jay will tell us about that.
We live in a time of transition where there will be considerable changes in our environmental footprint. Very exciting and lots of opportunities ! Please mark your agenda's and invite others ! Please rsvp to duizer@silomail.com.
Social time and a meal starts at 6.00 pm at ODY's  in the Quality Hotels and Suites in Woodstock. You can also come for the business part only. This starts at 7.30 pm. If you would like to learn more of the future Energy and Waste policies of Oxford County this meeting will be very interesting.

This week president Sylvie  will learn us the ins and outs of Social Media and how to use and navigate some of the key Rotary websites. We are looking forward to a fun and learning experience ! This evening is open to everybody.

We meet for dinner at 6.00 pm in Ody's Restaurant at the Quality Hotels and Suites. If you are interested in the seminar only then you can come at 7.30 pm to the William Board Room.

This week our social Media whiz, president Sylvie, will learn us the ins and outs of Social Media and how to use and navigate some of the key Rotary websites. We are looking forward to a fun and learning experience ! This evening is open to everybody.

We meet for dinner at 6.00 pm in Ody's Restaurant at the Quality Hotels and Suites. If you are interested in the seminar only then you can come at 7.30 pm to the William Board Room.

225 Bysham Park Drive
Woodstock, ON

We know how hard Jan - Feb - March can be for some in our community. No one should have to chose between necessities. How about a little pulling together to help fill some bare food cupboards?

Join the Woodstock-Oxford Rotary Club Rotarians & friends for a fundraising Happy Hour at the Upper Thames Brewing Company to savour the goodness of locally-crafted beer!

Mmmmmmm BEER!

In partnership with the good folks at Upper Thames Brewing Company (UTBC), the Woodstock-Oxford Rotary Club will be donating $1 per libations purchased during this Happy Hour in support of Operation Sharing's Food For Friends local Food Card Program. 

Because TOGETHER, we can do so much more...

- See more at: http://woodstockoxfordrotary.org/event/rotary-happy-hour-fundraiser-at-utcb/#sthash.ZihxV8Ft.dpuf
Join us this Wednesday, February 8th from 6 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. in the dining room at Ody's Restaurant, found just inside the Quality Suites and Conference Centre, 580 Bruin Blvd, Woodstock. Order your own fare or enjoy a cocktail. This is our social time - we'd love to see you and catch up or meet & greet some new faces!
We gather in the Wellington after dinner for BOVINE LIVES MATTER!, a presentation by Chris Keane on cow comfort & care.

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Rama Murthi
Oct 18, 2017
Financial literacy app
District Governor Kathi Dick
Oct 25, 2017
Rotary International vision and District update
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Nov 08, 2017
Woodstock-Oxford Rotary Annual Meeting, nominations and General Assembly (Meeting at Indwell - Harve
Tom Hemsworth
Nov 15, 2017
My summer trip to Africa.
Tim Burrows
Nov 22, 2017
Tim Talks Tesla
Dr Grace Carbilledo
Nov 29, 2017
Rotary Orientation & claissification - "What you need to know!"
Betty Rowe, Fanshawe College Business Training
Dec 06, 2017
A New Business Enterprise Management Program with Opportunities for Business Leaders
Chris Cunningham, Southgate Centre
Dec 13, 2017
Future Vision & Plans for an expanded Woodstock Southgate Centre
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Dec 18, 2017
Oxford Rotarians, family & friends are all invited to our annual Christmas party.
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