Presiding – Ron Fraser

Location – Quality Inn

Writer – Bruce Burbank




50/50 – Barb Wright won the 50/50 draw

Birthdays and Anniversary’s

Fred Fenton (born on same date as the Kennedy assassination)

Sergeant at Arms – Melissa Pike

  • No fines today

·         Happy Bucks – there were numerous Happy Bucks today.  Barb Wright is happy about raising more than $7000 through the 3rd annual Soup Stock event in support of DASO).

Vanessa is happy to have her daughter Lilly joining us today and also happy about a very successful Santa Claus paraded.

Cliff is happy about the grand opening of Oxford Gardens – he is also happy about his staff’s participation in the annual CAS Angel Tree Christmas hamper program.


Rose is encouraging everyone to attend “Nun Crackers” at WLT in December.

Gary is happy about a successful “Woodstock Reads” event, the library’s Memory Project and annual Book Sale and delivering Meals on Wheels last week.

President Ron is happy about a well attended Remembrance Day service & Santa Claus parade and sad about a blown transformer that has caused problems with city services this morning.

There were other Happy Bucks that were not recorded by the minute taker.


Committee Reports

Frances reported that we are still seeking a candidate for Rotary Youth Exchange.  Our student Nathan has reported from Taiwan where he is learning 3 languages – Mandarin, Taiwanese, and Spanish.

Fred reported Meals on Wheels and thanked members Robin, Gary, Bruce Cunningham, Rick, Hazel, Rosemary, and Craig (apologies if minute-taker missed anyone) who helped Fred deliver meals last week.

Hazel reported that our club raised a total of $400 for Polio Plus which will be matched by the Gates foundation.  Rotary also received a donation of $1000 from a church (St. David’s?) to go towards Philippines cyclone relief.  Hazel suggested that everyone could bring crayons and coloring books to next week’s meeting because this is needed for the children in the Philippines in areas where schools have been closed due to the cyclone.

Graham Hart thanked Bill and Robin for helping to load a container that is being shipped out by the Woodstock/Oxford Club.  There will be on more container going out in the fall and another in the spring.

Robert Reid thanked Liam and John for helping him distribute the dictionaries to the various schools in Oxford County.

Maria reported on a busy week.

Program – Bruce Cunningham introduced our guest speaker Travis Allison who presented on the topic of social media and on-line safety – titled “Nine Ways to Protect Your Children & Teens On-Line”

 Travis grew up in the Innerkip area and was pleased to be invited to today’s meeting.  He provided practical advice and guidance on how we can support and protect our children and youth in regards to their on-line activities.


Bruce Cunningham thanked Travis for helping us grapple with this topic.  Travis agreed to make his presentation available to us along with some of the websites than are a good resource for this topic.


Meeting adjourned at 1:30 – next week is the AGM.