CAMOSUN GYRO CLUB BULLETIN May 6-8, 2016 INSTALLATION INSTALLATION OF 68th President Stu Cameron Convenor: Past President, Colm Foy
Fri May 6, 2016 Reception at home of Peter and Susan Stanford.
Sat May 7, 2016 Installation at Uplands Golf Course
Sun May 9, 2016 MooseMilk at home of Stu and Dawn Cameron
The Friday reception was hosted by Peter and Susan Stanford at their beautiful Ten Mile Point home overlooking the Haro Straight and Mount Baker. Appys included toutires prepared by Liz Goldsworthy, Dawn Cameron, Caroline Newman, Marie-France Skourides, and Susan Stanford. It was nice to meet and greet our visiting Gyros.
INSTALLATION Sat May 7, 2016 at 6:00-9:00 PM, Uplands
Colm and Wanda Foy, Past President
Gord and Anne Haddow, President
Stu and Dawn Cameron, Incoming President
Peter and Debbie Evans, Lieutenant Governor of District 4
Peter and Carol Ryding, Port Alberni
Matt and Kelly Williams, Nanaimo
Bill and Barb Gilroy, Campbell River
Ted and Marion Grimwood, Kelowna
John and Karen Di Tomasso, Victoria
Glen and Judy Brown, Victoria
Rick and Joanne Couch, Victoria
Chris and Judy Randall, Victoria
Gary and Nancy Leitch, Victoria
Toast to Queen: David Else
Grace: Ray Elford
Page 2 Two new Camosun Gyro members were installed by District 4 Lieutenant Governor, Peter Evans: Don Gainor sponsored by Harry Hyde, and Hal Deckter sponsored by Patrick Benloulou.
Installation of the 2016-2017 Executive by Peter Evans was on the theme of the 1958 Commonwealth Games in Cardiff when Stu Cameron was a sprinter. All wore running shorts.
President, Stu Cameron
Past President, Gord Haddow
First Vice President, Peter Stanford
Second Vice President, Marc Dumais
Secretary, Bob Skene
Treasurer, Jay Fray
Directors, Rob d’Estrube, Jan Lim, Hedley Goldsworthy, and Hans Rodenburgh.
Gift to retiring President Gord Haddow and Ann from incoming President Stu Cameron and Dawn, a glass vase, Birk’s Gyro clocks are no longer available.
Gord Haddow passed on the Gyro silver pitcher and tray to be held by new President Stu Cameron for the year in commemoration of Colin Rutherford’s wife, Hibbie.
Gifts for incoming President Stu Cameron and Dawn were:
From Kelowna: Ted Grimswood, an Ogopogo.
From Victoria: Gary Leitch, a glass orca.
From Port Alberni: Peter Ryping, a Mars water bomber glass tray.
From Nanaimo: Matt Williams, cholcolate and balsamic.
The Bill McColl Award this year went to Paul Fogh-Dohmsmidt for his outstanding service to Gyro for many years. Paul and Jane are moving to Thunder Bay this month and will be sorely missed.
REMARKS OF RETIRING PRESIDENT GORD HADDOW. Gord reflected on events and experiences of the year.
REMARKS OF INCOMING PRESIDENT STU CAMERON
Stu Cameron introduced his 8 family member guests. He paid tribute to the sad passing of Ron Hart, last year’s District 4 Lieutenant Governor who officiated at our previous installation.
In 1912 three Cleveland University students, Paul Schwan, Clarence (Gus) Henderson, and Edmund (Ed) Kagy decided to form a friendship organization. They drew up a constitution on June 24 1912 and called it “Gyro” signifying maintenance of a desired course and attitude regardless of outside influences. Three key words were power, poise, and purpose. Gyro has grown and flourished since.
International Gyro defines Gyro to mean friendship: Gyro=Friendship.
The Camosun Gyro constitution begins with, “The object of the Gyro organization is a fraternity of friendship.”
Friendship cannot be bought or demanded. Friendship is something that you can only give away. You cannot expect it to be returned; there are no guarantees. But, if you give it away, it usually comes back, often much, and in surprising ways. To give it away you must be active and thoughtful.
Several years ago Paul Fogh-Dohmsmidt took a group of Gyros, including myself, on his boat from Sidney on the Sea to Genoa Bay for lunch. We didn’t do much, just had fun. After this I really felt the friendship of Gyro.
Worthy purposes such as doing good deeds, philanthropy, and community works may seem more important than friendship, but when you consider friendship as such an important quality of human life – comparable to love, philanthropy, wisdom and morality- it is noble and right to belong to an organization with friendship as its beacon. We look forward to all the dozens of activities for the coming year.
The Installation was followed by dancing to music of Sound Works.
MooseMilk Sun May 8 at 9AM– 12 Noon, Home of Stu & Dawn Cameron
Almost 100 attended. Hedley Goldsworthy and Terry FFauteux organized and led the event. It was a good Gyro affair.
Acknowledgements: Inger Marshall & Dawn Cameron – table centre
Liz Goldsworthy – programs
Peter and Susan Stanford for the reception
Jim Arnott, Dave Bartlett – Moose Milk