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Walkerton

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 102
505 Scott Street
PO Box 103
Walkerton (Municipality of Brockton), ON N0G 2V0
Canada
Walkerton Rotary Club is inviting you to our bi-weekly meetings on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6:30pm at Branch 102 Royal Canadian Legion. Refer to dates in the Speakers List. In July and August, we meet at Rotary members' homes.
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As part of D6330 Hand Up Committee, the Rotary Club of Walkerton was the lead club in this Economic Development Project in Santa Cruz Guatemala. The project empowers women to become entrepreneurs and operate their own businesses.
  Thanks go to our 3 two term presidents for a very successful 3 hours. .Sam & Earl made about 25-30 circuits of the area behind the arena pulling between 400 and 500 family members in Doug’s sleigh.  Thanks go to our 3 two term presidents for a very successful 3 hours.
Winners of the 4th draw of the Walkerton Lottery Draw were:
 
 
 
 
 
Draw #4– February 1st,  2024
PRIZE                     INNER                                              SOLD BY
$1,000                   Jan Holman                                         Tom Traversy
$500                       Donna MacDonald                              Jim Bohnert
$300                       Sue Welcher                                        Tim Mancell
$250                       KISSES                                               Flo Gutscher
$200                       Brian O’Hagan                                    Self
$150                       Bobbi Lynn Phillippi                           Flo Gutscher
 
Draw made by Nikki Allen
President Tom Traversy and sponsor Bill Schmidt conduct the induction ceremony admitting Monica O'Hagan into the Rotary Club of Walkerton. Fellow Rotarians came up and congratulated Monica with a big Rotary hug!
The Rotary Club of Walkerton presents a cheque for $1,000 to Food Bank Director Dianne Waram. Present were Rotarians Tom Traversy, Nina McTeer and Don Moore.
Proceeds from a recent silent auction were presented to Wes for Youth Online. Accepting the cheque from exchange student, Simon Liese, is Emmaline Drewett.
On August 10th, Suzaane Brown, Caleb Brown and Don Moore welcomed out newest exchange student, Simon. He will be attending WDCS in September.
Our final draw for the 2022-23 Walkerton Lottery series was drawn on Thursday, June 15, 2023. Drawing the winning ball were exchange students Palmy Wowatwarin and Josh Sim (outbound) with Rotarians Flo Gutscher and Tim Mancell looking on. Tim sold the winning ticket to......Eugene Holst!
The 2021-2022 Walkerton Rotary Lottery GRAND PRIZE winner was drawn on June 16, 2022 by Past District Governor Jim Schlatman of the Rotary Club of Hanover. The winner is Joan & Neil White of Walkerton.
October 27th 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 $25 or more will help our cause. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match these contributions 2:1.

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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"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.
Speakers
Madison Hopcraft and Olivia Rourke
Jun 06, 2024
RYLA 2024 - Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders
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John Sever a champion of polio eradication dies

Rotary member John Sever’s work to end polio spanned decades and was marked by unwavering determination and resolve.

Rotary recognizes President Emmanuel Macron for France's commitment to a polio-free world

Rotary recognizes President Emmanuel Macron for France’s commitment to a polio-free worldPARIS (4 May 2024) – Rotary International presented its Polio Eradication Champion Award to French President Emmanuel Macron

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Climate therapy

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The provider pipeline

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