In addition to our regular Thursday luncheon club we have our 'satellite' club that meets at 7 p.m. on select Tuesdays at O'Finn's Irish Temper Pub at 136 Church Street in Oakville. For more information please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The satellite club provides membership options for those unable to participate in regular club luncheon meetings.
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Posted by Bent Fink-Jensen
on Mar 30, 2016
Six members of our club and Isabella, our exchange student, handed out dictionaries to 70 grade 3 students at Emily Carr Public School in Oakville. The students were very excited to get their own personal dictionary and it goes to show that everything doesn't have to be electronic to interest kids.
Reverend Dr. Jim Campbell had the kids spellbound with his stories about how we learn from walking, to talking, to reading and writing, at which stage a dictionary becomes an important tool.
Emma Mogus, co-founder of Books With No Bounds gave a passionate talk at the March 10th luncheon. On the same day as Michelle Obama and Mrs. Gregoire-Trudeau were celebrating girls' education in Washington D.C. Emma spoke of the 110,000 books that Books With No Bounds has distributed to indigenous peoples as well as to children in a number of foreign countries. For more information see www.bookswithnobounds.com. For students interested in participating in the 2016 delegate program email your bios to email@example.com.
In the photo below Emma Mogus is flanked by her grandmother, mother and President Ken Coulter.
At our meeting on February 4 we presented cheques to two of our community partners. Standing left to right are our Community Services Committee Chair Jennifer Estall, President-Elect Bent Fink-Jensen, Jacqui Gardner from Meals on Wheels and Kjeld Thomasen from Community Youth Programs.
Posted by Bob Gardner
on Jan 28, 2016
Members of the three Oakville Rotary Clubs gathered to celebrate the achievements of the 2016 Paul Harris Community Award winners. Seen in the photo below are: Stephen Cull, Jim Turiff, Molly Burke, Chuck Havill, Kathryn Patterson and Tina Triano.
Club members donated their time in December in the preparation and serving of meals at Kerr Street Ministries. This is just one example of how we give back to our community.
Here is an article from New York Times regarding polio in Africa:
It has been one full year since polio was detected anywhere in Africa, a significant milestone in global health that has left health experts around the world quietly celebrating.
The goal had seemed tantalizingly close in recent years, but polio always managed to roar back, particularly in Nigeria. Then officials embraced a vigorous new approach to vaccination and surveillance in that country, hiring thousands of community “mobilizers” to track down the unvaccinated, opening operations centers nationwide to monitor progress and seeking out support from clerics and tribal chiefs.
The result has been remarkable.
To read the full article, please click here
The Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar and Acclaim Health welcomed many of our senior citizens and their caregivers to the 27th Annual Strawberry Social on Saturday July 4 at the Glen Abbey Community Centre. Entertained by musician Tim Allan attendees from age 102 and younger feasted on Strawberry Shortcake.
Organized by Vanda Albuquerque of the Rotary Club the team of dedicated volunteers made the two hour event fun for everyone. Whether it was the sing-a-long, the shortcake, the conga line or the parting gift bag everyone was seen smiling. The Rotary Club and Acclaim Health thank all of those companies and individuals whose generous donations made the event possible.
Thirty deserving students received academic awards from the three Oakville Rotary Clubs at a celebration held at Le Dome on May 25th.