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Walkerton

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:00 PM
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 102
505 Scott Street
PO Box 103
Walkerton (Municipality of Brockton), ON  N0G 2V0
Canada

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(519) 881-7564
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October 24th is World Polio Day and Walkerton Rotary is hosting the World's Greatest Meal to help eradicate polio. OUr meal consists of soup and sandwiches and your donation of $20 or more will help our cause. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match these contributions 2:1.
The Rotary Club of Walkerton has provided $900 towards the Saugeen Student Startup Program sponsored through Saugeen Connects and the Saugeen Economic Development Corporation. This program will give young student entrepreneurs the opportunity to experience the creation and development of their own businesses. L-R Rotarians Don Moore, Doug Schaab, Community Development Coordinator Paulette Peirol, and Deputy Mayor Dan Gieruszak .
Members of the Three Fingers' gang were recently rounded up by Constable Otto McClevis....the result was our exchange student was cited for bootlegging beer, the root kind.
We celebrated a special birthday this week for a special Rotarian ....Gerry O'Gorman turned 94 on September 21st!
Rotarian Ash Puri, also a member of the VJH Committee, presents 4 Canada Flags to Bob McCulloch which will be on display on all four sides of the cupola for Canada Day. Each flag has grommets on each corner allowing easy installation in the bell tower.
For many years now the members of the Rotary Club of Walkerton have assisted the staff and cast of the annual CTP productions at Victoria Jubilee Hall. Rotarians help with ticket sales and provide volunteers for the performances each night. They also help in the construction and taking down of the set each year. Here CTP executive members Sherry McIntee and Janice Swanton present a cheque to President Bev MacDonald for their participation in the production of "Sex, Sin, and the FBI".
President Bev MacDonald presented Rotarians Tammy Smailes and Ash Puri with their Paul Harris +1 and +2 pins respectively. For every $1,000 USD contribution to the Rotary Foundation increases a person's recognition level. The Rotary Foundation has achieved top honours for the last 10 years as an outstanding charity.
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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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
Mateo
Nov 21, 2019
Exchange Student 2019 - 2020
Bobbi-Jo Moran
Nov 28, 2019
Kim Brown
Dec 05, 2019
Medical Isotopes
Business Meeting
Dec 12, 2019
Christmas Social
Dec 19, 2019
 
 
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6 humanitarians honored for their work with refugees

Six humanitarians who are members of the family of Rotary were honored as People of Action: Connectors Beyond Borders during the 2019 

Hoops on the Hudson

In Yonkers, New York, a new basketball court four years in the making provides valuable life lessons to the community’s kids — and its

World Polio Day cheers major achievements toward global polio eradication

Health officials announce type 3 of the wild poliovirus has been completely eradicated, a major step toward a polio-free world.

Rotary provides millions in polio funding as wild poliovirus type 3 is eradicated

Rotary provides millions in polio funding as wild poliovirus type 3 is eradicatedUS$50 million will impact over 38 million children as the program reaches two key milestones: wild poliovirus type 3 eradication and Africa reaching three

Join us for Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update

Join us for Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global UpdateMark your calendar to join us on 24 October for Rotary’s World Polio Day Online Global Update. It will be streamed on RI’s Facebook pages in multiple languages and time zones