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This week there is no meeting at Craigowan because a lot of members are on vacation.
 
Instead John Narcisian is opening his home (46 Beaver Place, Woodstock)  to host a meeting where coffee and sweet snacks will be served.  Please RSVP to narcisian@yahoo.ca
 
 
This week there will be no meeting at Craigowan. Instead we will be serving chocolate milk for the Salvation army as people are waiting for the 2017 Holiday Train that comes through Woodstock. This is a great start of the Holiday season and a great family event.
 
Local food banks will be accepting donations at each stop to ensure those less fortunate can access adequate food this holiday season and year-round.

"The Holiday Train program is all about local food banks and food shelves and the critical role they play in our communities," said Keith Creel, CP's President and Chief Executive Officer. "People come for the beautifully-lit train and stay for the incredible show – all in the name of community.

The 2017 edition of the Holiday Train also concludes CP's Canada 150 celebrations and the Canadian train will feature the Spirit of Tomorrow car, which was part of the Canada 150 Train this past summer.

 
If you are interested in helping on November 29 please come out at 5.00 pm and ask for Naomi or Bonnie from the Salvation Army as they manage this event. We gather at Springbank Cheese at 201 Winniett Street in Woodstock. Please try to be recognizable as a Rotarian.
 
 

This weeks meeting our president Grace will show us this 2-DVD program that is designed to give local Rotary clubs insights and strategies for engaging the next generation of members. It is critical for clubs and Rotarians the world over to embrace the challenge of engaging the next generation of members. Everybody is welcome to come out and listen to this presentation.

The meeting starts at 6.15 pm at Graigowan Golf Club. Costs for a meal is $ 20.00

This week Tom Hemsworth will share with us his experiences while traveling through Africa. The Hemsworth family is very well known with this continent. Please feel welcome to come out and listen to  Tom's experiences.
 
Meetings starts at 6.30 pm at Graigowan Golf Club just North of Woodstock on Highway 59. Costs for meal is $ 20.00
This week there is a change in our meeting location. We will have dinner at 6.15 pm at Swiss Chalet. Reservations are made under Paul Turner. After dinner we go to Indwell in the former Harvey Woods building for the business part of our meeting.
 
We will have our Annual meeting, Board elections and General Assembly. Everybody is welcome to come out. Please RSVP to Grace (drgrace@execulink.com).
This Wednesday our meeting will be at Grace and Doug's at 744797 County Road#17 in Woodstock. Please RSVP drgrace@execulink.com . This will be a potluck, and everyone is encouraged to come in a costume. It will be a fun night where part of the program is a classification talk show style. We will  raffle members name to sit on the interview couch.
 
Please feel welcome to come out. Gathering starts at 6.30 pm.
This week we will welcome our District Governor Kathi Dick as a speaker. Our Rotary club is part of District 7080 and every year every Club in the district is visited by the District Governor (one year term). This is always a special evening. District Governor Kathi will update us on Rotary International and District news and share some ideas on best practices for club success. 
 
The meeting will start at 6.15 pm at Craigowan Golf Club on Highway 59 North of Woodstock. Cost for a meal is $ 20.00
 
Everybody is welcome to attend. Please RSVP to John Narcisian (narcisian@yahoo.ca).
 
 
Rama is a former member of this club and has developed an app that helps with financial literacy. Something that isn't taught any more in schools. He will explain how it works and what he would like to achieve with this app and who his target group is.
 
If you know Rama or the subject is appealing to you please feel welcome to come out. The meeting starts this Wednesday October 18 at 6.30 pm at Craigowan Golf Club on Highway 59 North of Woodstock. Costs for a meal is $ 20.00. Please rsvp to John Narcisian (narcisian@yahoo.ca)
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.

 

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Rotary Christmas Celebration
Dec 18, 2017
Oxford Rotarians, family & friends are all invited to our annual Christmas party.
Tim Burrows
Feb 21, 2018 6:00 PM
Tim Talks Tesla
 
 
 
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