Monday, 20 March 2017

Rotary Club of Oak Bay Meeting 14 March, 2017 - Bob Mueller on "Finding Your Butkus"

Reporter: Heather Aked

President Lori opened the meeting with O’Canada

Perry gave us the invocation and Wendy introduced our visiting Rotarians and guests.
John Picken – St. Catherines
Art Joyce – Royal Oak RC in Victoria
Don Patrick – Brandon
Wendy Foster – guest of the Club
Bob Mueller – guest of the Club and our speaker
Trong Holtby  - guest of the Club
Ceci Valdes – guest of Pablo
Wade Hartwell – guest of Lori

Our Rotary moment focused on a water project in Peru

No announcements today.

Celebrations Master Jack Petrie brought the luck of the Irish with him today as he collected multiple fines for our lack of Irish knowledge.  Happy and sad dollars were donated by Wendy, Heather and Mary.   

Guest Speaker: Bob Mueller
Ron Cooley introduced our speaker Bob Mueller to talk to us about ‘Finding Your Butkus’

Bob is a motivational speaker with a unique story.  Through leadership and teaching, he inspires confidence, courage, and hope in others.  Bob is a 7th Degree Black Belt, a businessman, an international teacher, and an EMMY Award winning artist and author.  ‘Finding Your Butkus’ is a film about the power of the individual. It is a motivational story about believing in possibilities and discovering your life purpose.  Find your Butkus crafts a playbook for life, using NFL football and martial arts philosophies to entertain, educate and motivate people. 

On April 29, 2008, Bob found himself in the office of Steve Sabol, the legendary NFL Films President. In an instant, Bob was rewarded for decades of decisiveness and determination as he accepted an Emmy Award from Sabol.  Bob talked about asking better questions, and about having a purpose – there’s a world of possibilities in what you don’t know.

"Have you ever had a perfect moment?
If you knew you couldn’t fail what would you do?
What do you want?"

Bob stated that everyone has a unique vibration, a frequency that draws things towards you, one true sound, one vibration.  Most of us are too busy to notice the perfect note.

The number 51 is Bob’s note (this was Dick Butkus’ number), in 2008 he was 51, when he moved to Toronto and opened a martial arts studio. It was at 51 King St., the martial arts studio he opened in Victoria is at 1551 Cedar Hill X Rd.  The number 51 has been in his life all this time.

“Wisdom – what you want you have to find on your own.”   
“Having doesn’t mean anything if you don’t know how to use it”

Bob entertained us with a story about Yoga and studying under Bickram and how painful it was and how he hated it – five weeks in a 120 degree studio!

In 2002 Bob’s childhood fascination with NFL Hall of Famer, Dick Butkus, was rekindled when he discovered e-Bay and began buying everything and anything relating to him.  He painted Butkus for 2 years…..this lead to the Emmy award.

Bob has written the "Playbook for Success", launched on Amazon on March 15, 2017.  In it are 6 plays for life, about finding the right vibration, and finding what your heart is about.

Dallas thanked Bob and presented him with the coveted OB Rotary mug.

Lori closed the meeting with an entertaining video from Walk of the Earth singing their version of Royals by Lorde. 
(For those who don't know, Walk off the Earth is a Canadian independent alternative, ska and reggae rock band from Burlington, Ontario.  They are known for their low budget music videos of covers and originals. The band is well known for its covers of pop genre music on Youtube making use of uncommon instruments such as the ukulele and the theremin, as well as loopng samples. The band's recorded music and videos are produced by member and multi-instrumentalist, Gianni "Luminati" Nicassio.)

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