Golf Tournament 2020

The 31st Annual Picton Rotary Golf Tournament is scheduled for
Friday, August 21st, 2020
More information coming soon ...
Golf Tournament 2020 Todd Davis 2019-12-21 05:00:00Z 0

Waterfalls 2020

The 2020 Waterfalls Tours were unfortunately cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19.  
If you wish to make a donation to assist water projects, our Club can accept cash or cheque, or
Make an online donation here
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Past President Paul Massey Stars in TV Commercial 2017-02-28 05:00:00Z 0
2017 Waterfalls Tour was a huge success. Watch for 2018 dates! 2017-02-19 05:00:00Z 0
Salvation Army Kettle Campaign. 2017-01-28 05:00:00Z 0
2017 Lilac Ride 2017-01-26 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Picton supported Community Care

Did you find the bright yellow flyer in with your January 19th edition of the Picton Gazette?!? Well, here's a copy for you (see below). Please like and share with all your FB Friends and beyond so that everyone knows about services that help seniors live at home. The  by funding the distribution of the flyer.
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$1000 Cash Calendar Winners 2017-01-09 00:00:00Z 0

Landmine Dinner

Children and War – the pain that never disappears


Rotary Club of Picton

Landmine Dinner
Waring Hall
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Price: $35.00 – Cash Bar
Prime Rib or Vegetarian Option
(In place of our usual noon meeting)
Spouses and Guests Very Welcome
Speaker: Cameron Becker
Development Officer – War Child Canada
For tickets contact: Andrew Janikowski at
Landmine Dinner Andy Janikowski 2016-11-01 00:00:00Z 0
Annual Cash Calendar Fundraising Project - 2017  2016-10-10 04:00:00Z 0
2016 Wine Passport to Canada 2016-05-19 00:00:00Z 0

2016 Rotary Memorial Golf Tournament

Rotary Club of Picton Golf Tournament – Friday, August 26, 2016
The winning foursome in the Rotary Club of Picton Golf Tournament (L-R) Dr Andy Pickle, Balu Patel, Dan Foster, Tod Lavender. Photo by PP Rick Jones.
President Marion Hughes and Past President Rick Jones.  PP Rick was chair of the 2016 Rotary Golf tournament.
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2016 Waterfalls Tour (Mark your calendar for April 15 & 16, 2017 Waterfalls Tour) 2016-03-14 00:00:00Z 0
2016 Rotary Lilac Ride 2016-03-07 00:00:00Z 0

Reaching For Rainbows Donation

Picton Rotary Donates to Reaching For Rainbows.
Pictured are Picton Rotary President Rob Leek, Barb Proctor and Rev. Lynne Donovan
For more Info:  Click Here

Four afternoons a week, the girls race into the Reaching for Rainbows centre at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church to spend two-and-a-half wonderful hours in a structured play program that is tailored to their needs and interests and that encourages life and academic skills. The girls just love it!

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Cash Calendar 'Big Winners" 2015-12-15 00:00:00Z 0

Al Jasem Family

Dear Rob, 

On behalf of the Al Jasem family and everyone at PEC Syria, we'd like to thank the Rotary Club of Picton for its generous donation to support the family's resettlement here in the County. We are humbled by the community response in the face of such urgent need. In a short time, people and businesses have come forward to share their talent and resources, household items and friendly support. 
We were extremely excited to welcome our new friends (pictured above) on October 29, just in time for Hallowe’en. From what we have already learned about the family, we can see that they are one of strength and endurance. They are extremely thankful for the support they have received. They are focused on learning English, and already exploring work opportunities and obtaining driver’s licences. The children are enrolled in school, making friends and practising their English with great enthusiasm.
We’re thrilled that new volunteers have come forward to support the resettlement of additional families in our community. We will be working closely with them in the coming weeks. Our schools, ESL teachers and health care providers are great allies in this venture, committed to supporting this community of new Canadians. 
Your generous donation is helping to support our new neighbours as they find their footing. Their first year in Canada is a time of many transitions – learning a new language, starting school and adjusting to Canadian culture. As they face the challenges ahead, they will be sustained by a wide network of wonderful people in the community who care about their future. The food vouchers were a very thoughtful and practical gift, allowing them to familiarize themselves with Canadian food and prices while exercising some autonomy. 
The sheer scale of the crisis in Syria can be overwhelming, but in Prince Edward County, people opened their hearts. It is an incredible privilege to witness how this community has pulled together to make this dream a reality. Thank you. Together we are making a difference.
Robin Baranyai, Fundraising Committee
PEC Syria
Al Jasem Family 2015-12-15 00:00:00Z 0

October Cash Calendar $1000 Winner

A photo of the $1000 cheque presentation to the cash calendar winner for month of Oct.
L-R Cash calendar chair Grant Reynolds, cash calendar winner Jim Tincknell, Past President Rick Jones.
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Landmine Eradication Donations 2015-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary at Picton Fair 2015-09-21 00:00:00Z 0

Irene Harris

Irene learned about Rotary on the Glenwood Cemetery Board where many are Rotarians.  Irene retired in 2009.  Two things she’s doing now are very interesting to her.  She is a public member on the Ontario College of Trades.  This is a way to professionalize the trades and give them the same status as other professions in Ontario.  She’s now on the Executive Committee and the Governance/Nominations Committee.  There’s much controversy with this College.  She says it has added transparency and the trades now regulate themselves.  She was also appointed to the Pay Equity Tribunal which adjudicates complaints. 
Irene’s career included being with the Ontario Federation of labour.  She has a feminist union background.  She was with CUPE doing provincial work as well.
She’s from a large family.  Her father built a house in Westin in 1951 and her 93 year old mother still lives there.  The house was surrounded by farms as she grew up with 6 siblings.  Those farms are now long gone.  She’s married for 29 years to a “very supportive and wonderful man” who was an ironworker and then on the Labour Relations Board.
Irene and her husband moved to the County in 1986, tore down a cottage on their property and built a house.  She is glad to call the County “home”.  Irene looks forward to working through Rotary.
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Good Backpack Program


Barb Proctor, Director of Community Services presented, on behalf of the club, a donation of $500.00 towards the Good Backpack Programme. This programme allows needy students to purchase their required back to school supplies for $10.00. The programme has been in existence since 2000 and currently supports 1200 students, 80 of them in PEC. It is funded through donations from community partners such as our club. 

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Descendant of Thomas Picton

A Connection to Picton Rotary.
Picton Rotarian Paul Gentile was one of a contingent of Canadian Rotarians who travelled to Scotland on a Rotary Golf Tour. One of his stops was in the Southwest of Scotland, Stranraer, where he stayed with Neville Picton Wright, who is the Great, great, great, great, great grandson of Thomas Picton. The Town of Picton is named after his ancester. He is a Rotarian! Paul gave Neville our Picton Rotary Banner and lots of Picton memorabilia.
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County Kids of Steel Triathlon – Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Picton 2015-06-08 00:00:00Z 0

Picton Rotary Club gives to Picton United Church County Food Bank

Not only did Picton Rotary organized a very successful community Food Drive but they matched the community monetary donations made during this Food Drive.  The cheque presented to the Food Bank was for $2087.00!!! 
Pictured in the photo from left to right is Seona Halsey, Joan Nelson, Rick Jones (President Picton Rotary Club), Ron Howes, Phyllis Mabee and Bob Pitcher.
Picton Rotary Club gives to Picton United Church County Food Bank 2015-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
New Member - Don Chambers 2015-06-08 00:00:00Z 0

Hastings and Prince Edward Mental Health Donation

Presentation of a $500 cheque to Hastings and Prince Edward Mental Health. From left to right is President Rick Jones, Valerie Thorn, Jill Lush, Jennifer Houghton, and Past President James Hepburn.
Hastings and Prince Edward Mental Health Donation 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0

Universal Hospitals Kingston Foundation

Presentation of a  $1,000 cheque to Universal Hospitals Kingston Foundation. From left to right is President Rick Jones, Shannon Coull who is Associate Director,  and Past President James Hepburn

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Classification Talk – Elizabeth (Libby) Crombie

Libby was born in Montreal to older parents meaning that she didn’t have grandparents.  She belonged to a young person’s group and did a lot of outreach and community service.  She attended McGill University for 2 years then married and moved to Toronto in 1964.  She taught school for 3 years.  Libby has 4 children and 10 grandchildren.  She helped form a chapter of the Kidney Foundation and was in a puppet show “The Tinkle Fest” as one of the characters.


In 1971 she bought an old stone house in Milford with no running water.  Her husband’s great grandfather was born in The county as were other family members.  She read a reference in one of Al Capon’s books – 1836 – re a teacher Mr. Crombie from Montreal.


She also read from an “illuminated letter” given to her husband’s great grandfather on the occasion of his leaving Picton (he was the Bank of Montreal manager) on October 18, 1892.


They restored the farmhouse over weekends and summers and the PE Sailing School was very important to her kids.


In July 1987 her husband learned he had stomach cancer and died in January 1988.  Libby went back to teaching and then decided to try real estate and took the courses at George Brown College and was fortunate to get in.  She got her licence and worked part-time for Hugh Jackson.


Libby has worked full-time in real estate since retiring from teaching in 1999 and there have been many changes in the field.  Her slogan has always been “why not live where you love to visit.”  She’s proud to be with Royal LePage.  She sponsors many fundraisers, is on many boards, including Glenwood Cemetery, and feels fortunate to have so many people to call her friends.

Classification Talk – Elizabeth (Libby) Crombie 2015-03-04 00:00:00Z 0

Community Care for Seniors Donation

President Rick presented a cheque for $1,000.00 to The Prince Edward County Community Care for Seniors Association to support programs for seniors in The County such as Meals on Wheels and transportation.  The Rotary Club of Picton has been delivering Meals on Wheels each December since 1980.  Accepting the cheque on behalf of Community Care were Rotarians John A. Jackson, Past Chair of the Community Care Board and Barbara Proctor, newest member of the Community Care Board. 
Past President of Rotary and Executive Director of Community Care Debbie MacDonald Moynes thanked Rotary saying that the agency must fundraise 40% of its budget (about $200,000.00) and this donation will be very helpful.  The Thrift Shop at 153 Main Street in Picton is the major fundraising vehicle for Community Care and Debbie encouraged Rotarians to donate their good used items, and especially men’s clothing.  She noted that the Thrift Shop is fully staffed by volunteers and 100% of the money raised stays in Prince Edward County.
Community Care for Seniors Donation 2015-02-15 00:00:00Z 0

Donation to Hospital Foundation.

President Rick Jones presents a donation to the Hospital Foundation. Receiving are Hazel Lloyst, interim director and Foundation President, Leo Finnigan. 
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