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The satellite club provides membership options for those unable to participate in regular club luncheon meetings.
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The 28th Annual Strawberry Social hosted by the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar and Acclaim Health was a great success with over 100 attendees. Thanks to Vanda Albuquerque and her team of volunteers for putting on such a wonderful community event. The video link below recaps the welcoming speeches by MC Trish Peden, President Bent Fink-Jensen and Acting Mayor Jeff Knowles.
Posted by Julia Le, Oakville Beaver...Photos from Club Members
We are pleased to announce that the following are winners of a $100 gift certificate to Oakville Place:
Thank to all who entered a ballot
Posted by John Kubacki on May 26, 2016
On Wednesday May 25th, we celebrated 27 graduating high school students who are going on to college or university.
It was a great evening with about 150 people in attendance.
The three Oakville Rotary Clubs collaborate on this program, which distributes $60,000 to graduating students who need the financial help but who also show dedication to leadership in extra-curricular activities and/or volunteering in the community.
The recipients were moving in their desire to overcome personal or family obstacles and strive to reach goals that were inspiring to hear.
Everyone was moved by Logan Townsend, our speaker, who was a 2015 Award recipient. He spoke about mental illness and his personal challenges to get from a troubled childhood to a healthy life at York University. He thanked his grandparents, Rotary, as well as the CAS for helping him, and encouraged the award recipients to face their obstacles and move forward. Logan received a spontaneous standing ovation!
The Education Awards are an example of the three Rotary Clubs in Oakville working together to achieve an outstanding success in helping deserving students.
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