Until further notice, we are meeting by Zoom due to Covid-19.
“Service Above Self” is not just a logo; it’s a day to day practice of Rotarians.  It is all about supporting and caring for those in need, enhancing the lives of others, and enriching our relationships with others.

PICTON, February 24, 2021 - Even though fences are the theme of the Picton Rotary 2021 cash calendar, the decision to support the new hospital campaign wasn’t something a local business owner needed to sit on the fence about.

Heather VanVlack, owner of Printcraft in Picton, was quick toend 2020 on a positive note by helping the Rotary Club of Picton and the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation Back the Build for a new hospital by matching all cash calendar sales at the store.

In an effort to help raise funds for the new hospital, the Rotary Club of Picton designated 100 per cent of the proceeds fromtheir 2021 cash calendar sales to PECMHF. 

Printcraft sold 63 calendars, which are sold for $20.00 each. With Printcraft’s matched gift, $2,460 was raised through calendar sales for the new hospital campaign.

“I am County born and raised. My husband and I have raised our children here and we believe the new build will be great to have to sustain our growing community,” said VanVlack. “Rotary has always been a supporter of Printcraft, and so has the hospital foundation. We just wanted to try and give a little boost to help both Rotary and PECMHF Back the Build,” said VanVlack.

Printcraft has been printing and selling Picton Rotary cash calendars since they were first produced in 2008.

“Printcraft has been a terrific partner for years in helping us produce the Rotary Cash Calendar and the sale of calendars from their retail desk. This year, Heather and her staff really stepped up to the plate with their matching offer,” said Grant Reynolds, chairperson of the Picton Rotary cash calendar committee.

“We all know the saying “time flies”, but this year, turning the page on the calendar each month never felt so good,” said Shannon Coull, executive director of the PECMH Foundation. “We are proud to partner with Picton Rotary and Printcraft on this wonderful initiative that helps to ensure the future of health care delivery in the County remains vibrant and strong. The funds will help the foundation get one step closer to building a new hospital in Prince Edward County.” 

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is a charitable organization whose mission is to raise money to advance health care for the patients of the hospital and the people of Prince Edward County.

February 23 is the 116th Birthday of Rotary International.  That day is also called World Understanding and Peace Day.  On February 23, 1905, little did Paul Harris and his three friends realize what they were starting when they met in room 711 of the Unity building in Chicago.  Rotary has come a long way since then, but we still have a long way to go to achieve goodwill, peace and understanding among all people of the world,
The Rotary Club of Picton was established on June 7, 1943.  
Members of the Rotary Club of Picton visited the Picton United Church Food Bank at Picton United Church on Tuesday to present volunteers with a cheque for $3,260. The funding was raised through local Rotarian donations and a matching committment by Rotary.
Pictured are (From Left):
Rick Jones, Past President and Chair of Public Relations for Picton Rotary; John Clarke, President of Picton Rotary; Matt Stiff, Director of Community Service for Picton Rotary; Larry Richardson and Ellen Brownbill with Picton United Church Food Bank; and Seona Halsey, Director of the Picton United Church Food Bank.
(Picture courtesy of Desiree Decoste, Picton Gazette Staff).
Paul Harris Fellow Awarded to 2 community members
Campbell, Langlois recognized as Paul Harris Fellows by Picton Rotary
On Tuesday, January 5th, Mayor Steve Ferguson was the guest speaker at the weekly Zoom meeting of the Rotary Club of Picton. Read more about his vision as described in the Picton Gazette
Thank you to Jamie Yeo of Sobeys who is doing his part to help #backthebuild for a new hospital in Prince Edward County by supporting the Picton Rotary's cash calendar fundraiser.  Jamie purchased $1,000 worth of cash calendars to give away to his staff as holiday gifts.
Meeting Details

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395 Sandy Hook Road
Send Mail to Postal Box 6015
Picton, ON K0K 2T0
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Keep in Touch
Jenifer Dean - County Cider
Mar 09, 2021
Urban/Rural Day
President John Clarke
Mar 16, 2021
Club Forum, PH pin presentations
Clair Conrad
Mar 23, 2021
Guatemala mini-hospital project
Past President David Burn
Mar 30, 2021
Veteran's Classification Talk
Past President and Membership Chair Debbie
Apr 06, 2021
New member inductions
President John Clarke
Apr 13, 2021
Club Forum
Stacey Daub, President & CEO, Quinte Healthcare
Apr 20, 2021
challenges moving forward
President John Clarke
May 11, 2021
Club Forum
President John Clarke
Jun 15, 2021
Club Forum
Chair T B A
Jun 29, 2021
Past Presidents Night