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Walkerton

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We meet Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 102
505 Scott Street
519-881-7564
Walkerton (Municipality of Brockton), ON  N0G 2V0
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The Bruce County Accessibility Committee is seeking someone who is interested in serving on this committee. Purpose of this committee is to advise Bruce County Council on the preparation, implementation and review of its multi-year accessibility plan. It also will advise Council on other accessibility related issues in Bruce County.
 
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and be an elector pursuant to the Canada Elections Act. If interested, contact the County of Bruce at 519-881-1291 or email Donna Van Wyck at dvanwyck@brucecounty.on.ca.
 
Deadline for applications is October 26, 2017.
Walkerton Rotary welcomes Denisse Inman from Chihuahua, Mexico as our first New Generations Exchange student. Denisse will be shadowing various positions at Veolia in Walkerton thanks to project manager Scott Gowan's interest in this program. Denisse is an Environmental Engineer and will be pursuing her Master's Degree when she returns to Mexico. The NGSE program is designed for young adults between the ages of 18 and 30 who have interest in their own vocation or a vocation they wish to purse. The program lasts up to a 3 month placement. Denisseis shown with host parents Adam and Jackie Hofmann.
Our exchange student, Dayana Calderon Gutierrez, arrived at Pearson International Airport on Thursday, August 17th, Daya was sponsored by District 4455 in Peru and she comes from the city of Arequipa, south of the country capital Lima. Shown with host mom, Chris Motsch and host sisters Jewel and Rosie.
Enya Lin, Rotary Exchange Student, was able to attend the Rotary International Convention and YEO Pre-Convention meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.
Walkerton Rotary is so fortunate to welcome our newest inbound Rotary Exchange Student, Enya Lin, from Taiwan. Enya arrived late Saturday night (August 20) at Pearson where host family Adam and Jacky Hofmann were accompanied by YEO Don Moore.

At the Rotary District 6330 Conference, held in Walkerton on the weekend, Walkerton Rotarian Terry Kerrigan and his wife Sharon, middle, were recognized for becoming major donors to Rotary International with their donation to the Rotary founndation. The Kerrigans said they made the donation in honour of Walkerton Rotarian Don Moore, right, who served as District Governor this past year. “He is an inspiration to us all,” Terry said. Also taking part in the ceremony was Mildmay Rotarian Kelly Fotheringham, Rotary Foundation District Chair. The money has been directed towards water and sanitation projects and to literacy projects. A major donor is someone who donates a minimum of $10,000US. The Kerrigans become the first major donors from Walkerton.

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Rotary District 6330 held its annual conference in Walkerton on the weekend, wrapping up Walkerton Rotarian Don Moore's year as District Governor. Rotary International representative Elizabeth Usovicz presented the governor with a gift for his dedication.

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Representatives Jan Radford and Diane Hodgsen were at our meeting to thank Rotarians for their continued support and partnership with County Towne Players in the latest production of "Bedtime Stories", by Norm Foster. Jan and Diane are best known for their roles in "Time Travel Interrupted" as Mildred and Gladys, two zany old ladies who have a lot to talk about. Jan and Diane presented a cheque to President Adam Hofmann for Rotary's part in helping this play get underway and for being such a success. The Rotary Club of Walkerton will continue its partnership with CTP in the 2014 production .....You'll have to wait and see what it is!Image

Rachel Robertson, who was on Rotary Youth Exchange to Peru in 2011-2012 ...Image

"If Rotary is to stay relevant in the 21st century, it must work to improve access to clean water, combat hunger, and expand literacy" stated Rotary International President John Kenny. In the words of Nelson Mandela, "no country can succeed if its future leaders are not educated".
Rotary invites the general public to participate by visiting www.rotary.org/endpolio to learn about polio eradication and contribute to the challenge match.
 

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The Walkerton Rotary Club members promoted Shelterbox to the community during the Home Show in Walkerton from April 9-12 2010.
 
 
One hundred people attended..
 
 
Join us on Swanee's Dream Team..
 
 
DG Tanya will be visiting
 
 
 Rotary District 6330 has been hosting the annual Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders conference (RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) for over 50 years in beautiful London, Ontario at the campus of Western University. Kelsey Simpson and Nellie Spitzig were the two Walkerton representatives who come from Walkerton District Community School and Sacred Heart High School respectively.
 
 

Walkerton Rotary Club is again selling Christmas trees at Wright's Foodland in Walkerton. Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, and Scotch Pine trees are on display and available 7 days a week. Help Walkerton Rotary help others in our community and around the world.

Get your Christmas Tree at Wright's Foodland .... 

 
 
The dedicated Walkerton Rotarians who organized and presented the annual Charity Fundraising Dinner again had tremendous support from local businesses, individuals, and members of the Rotary Club of Walkerton....
 
 
 
 
Speakers
PDG Doug Burnard
Nov 23, 2017
Rotary Foundation
Christmas Social
Dec 21, 2017
Tickets Available from Secretary
Business Meeting & Dayana Calderon
Jan 11, 2018
Exchange Student
Janice Mewhinney
Jan 25, 2018
Bruce County Museum
No Meeting
Feb 01, 2018
Business Meeting
Feb 08, 2018
No Meeting
Feb 15, 2018
Jewel Motsch
Feb 22, 2018
"A Year in France" Student Ambassador Rotary Youth Exchange
No Meeting
Mar 01, 2018
Business Meeting
Mar 08, 2018
Speaker -TBC
Mar 22, 2018
Business Meeting
Apr 12, 2018
Speaker - TBC
Apr 26, 2018
Business Meeting
May 10, 2018
 
 
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