Presiding – President Ted

Location – Quality Inn

Greeter - Don S

Attendance - Rose G

Invocation - Stephen S

50/50 - Holly H

Sergeant at Arms - Don S



Deb & Melanie Harris

Chris Byrness



Fred’s ticket was picked and he drew the Three of Diamonds for a $3 win. Congratulations Fred, it’s been a long time coming!





Rick C celebrating a birthday on July 21st



Robin & Mary Linn Ferro - 20th anniversary on July 21st

Melissa & Leigh Pike - 4th anniversary on July 23rd

Joe & Maria Odumodu - 45th anniversary on July 25th


Dragon Boats - Dave H

Fifty Entries Received - We are Full!

Volunteer Sign-up List circulated (hard copy this year) but if you haven’t signed-up please just arrive  as we will need “all hands on deck”.

Sponsorships are up this year but we are still looking for more heat sponsors.


Lisa is looking for a member to launch the Dragon Boats on Sunday, July 21st (contact Lisa if you have the time, the club and Lisa will really appreciate it).



President Ted read a letter from the Oxford-Elgin Child & Youth Centre thanking the club for our donation supporting the Parent-Child  Mother Goose Program.


The Rotary Club of Ingersoll - 16th Annual Golf Tournament

This years event will be held on September 11th at the Ingersoll Golf Club.


Sergeant of Arms - Don S.


Happy Bucks

Chris C - Successful Cruise Night at South Gate.

Bruce B - A great visit to “The Outer Banks” in  N.C.

Stephen S - Attended the 150th celebration of the Salvation Army, held in England. Stephen’s son Nathan finishing up his trip in Korea and moving on to Hong Kong and then Japan this summer.

Robin F - Celebrating his wedding anniversary.

Hazel P - A great time at the cottage and attending the play “Chicago”.

Dave H - A relaxing week out of “cel” reach at a cottage while his daughters took care of the house.

Robert R - Hope FM installed a new transmitter.

Teb B - Updated us on his son’s progress. Challenges but coming along.


Guest Speaker - Melanie Harris

RYLA April 2013

Introduced and Thanked by Hazel P




Melanie will be starting her 4th year at the University of Waterloo and is working this summer as a Site Manager for Oxford County. She is the daughter of Deb and Dave Harris.


Melanie attend RYLA in April of 2013.  

The RYLA program in District 7080 is for post-secondary students to learn more about their personal and leadership skills. It focuses on what talents and abilities are needed in an effective leader - and gives everyone a chance to practise these skills in a supportive retreat environment.  (

RYLA, for our district, was held in April 2013 at the Ecology Retreat Centre in Orangeville ON with 30 participants. The participants stayed together in one lodge that helped form strong bonds amongst the group.


The day started at 7 AM with a fitness program and lasted until 11 PM with speakers, workshops and committee work.


Workshops involved areas of Empowerment, Leadership, Performance, Self-discussion and Restoration and Growth.


“Being a leader is having the courage to tell your story.” Participants that will gain the most from the RYLA experience are those that are open to learning more about themselves and relationship with others. Life-long friendships is one of the greatest rewards of a RYLA experience.


A video of the RYLA event is available on YouTube:


NEXT MEETING: Monday, July 27th at THE BOATHOUSE in Roth Park. Please bring a lawn chair if you have one available.