Nov 01, 2016
Topic - YMCA
Nov 10, 2016
Liberty North at 12:15
Nov 15, 2016
Dave Cook
Topic - Edanvale Airport
Nov 22, 2016
Marcin Danda
Club Executives & Directors
President elect
Community service
Vocational service
Club service
Foundation Chair
Way & Means
Public relations
Past President
Student Exchange
Meeting Responsibilities
Rotarians on duty
Set up & take down
Lyons, Randy
Phillips, Bruce
de Repentigny, Lesley
Club Attendance
Cockburn, Bud
Guest attendance
Ferrando, Danny
Roto draw
Doering, Dennis
Bulletin Editor
Miyasaki, Gregg
Sgt at arms
Pound, Stuart
Club Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia!


"Rotary Serving Humanity"

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Southshore Community Centre
205 Lakeshore Drive
Barrie, ON  L4N 7Y9
District Site
Venue Map
Charity Golf Tournament and Patio Party 2016
President's Bash 2016
May 2016
President Wendy Miller presented a cheque of $15,000.00 to Eric Dean for the RVH Hearts & Minds capaign.
April 2016
Food Bank Drive
Our club's Food Bank Drive on April 12 was a great success. We filled the Food Bank van with lots of food. Thank you Joe Rockbrune for organizing the food drive.
25th Cash Calendar Luncheon
Since the Cash Calendar introduction in 1992 this fund raiser has raised and invested $1.3M into our communities.
The 2016 Rotary Cash Calendar resulted in another yera of record sales with 4776 calendars being sold with total gross revenues of approx. $96,000.00.
A big Thank You to our sponsors, group sellers, participating Rotary Clubs, our own members and to all who have purchased a 2016 Cash calendar.
Don Harrison award winner Bill Evans Group Sellers Donation to RVH Hearts & Minds Project Donation to Hospice Simcoe Extension Project Participating Rotary Clubs
Our Sponsors
March 2016
In 2013  the three Barrie Rotary clubs have started a Haiti initiative to help the poorest of the poor. 
Click here to read more of what has been accomplished so far.
In November 2015 a group of Rotarians traveled to Haiti to bring medical supplies, Kindle e-book readers and other items for the SOPUDEP grassroots organization. Please view the video about this trip here.
February 2016
Cash Calendar Draws
Robert Tigwell and Gregg Miyasaki draw Cash Calendar winners.
Hearts & Minds Gala 2016
The Barrie - Huronia Rotary club held a very successful Gala at the Napoleon warehouse on February 13. 
Find more pictures here.
January 2016

Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia/Dr. Ken Robinson Memorial Award
On December 1, 2015 ten Georgian College students were recipients of $1,000 each from the Rotary Club of Barrie-Huronia/Dr Ken Robinson Memorial Award.  This award is presented to a full-time student enrolled beyond their first year of study in any health sciences program at the Barrie Campus of Georgian College.  The recipient demonstrates financial need, volunteerism, community involvement and academic merit.  The recipient must be a permanent resident of Ontario.
Award recipients in 2015 were Emily Barnett, Samantha Beauchamp, Dorota Chudyk, Khaled El-Rifai, Margaret Gurnick, Gillian MacDonald, Susan Rancourt, Isabelle Roberge, Donghyun Seok and Bethany Super.
Hearts & Minds Gala “Together Forever”
An extraordinary event being held at Napoleon’s New Logistic Centre.

Saturday February 13, 2016 - Cocktails at 5:45pm - Plated Dinner at 7:15pm - Live & Silent auction - Black tie optional
Dance the night away to Memphis Mudd

Tickets for the event are $120.00 per person (includes HST), or there are two options for a
Corporate Table of 8, with sponsorship benefits. Option 1 - cost is $1500 (includes HST) and
Option 2 - cost is $1200 (includes HST).
click on the picture to download the event poster.
Donation to the Rotary Foundation
Club News
We welcome our new president Dave Smith.

Dan Ferrando
Jamie Robinson
Lesley de-Repentigny
Marcin Danda
Maria Cernak
Richard Allatt

What a great idea to have a drop in Christmas Party at the Flying Monkey's party room. The winner of the ugly Christmas sweater was Joe Rockbrune. Thank you Rhonda for the delicious appetizers and club service for organizing the event.

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