Charities in Prince Edward County,
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.
Presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow to John Kelly
March 2, 2021
The Rotary Club of Picton has been recognizing the outstanding volunteer service achievements of several members of our community over the past 8 months. One of Rotary’s focus areas has always been centered around the youth of our communities.  John is being recognized for his Outstanding Achievement in his commitment to kids in Prince Edward County.  Most people on this Zoom Call today were probably involved in some type of Community activity as a child.  For some it could have been sports such as Hockey, Baseball, Gymnastics, Dance, or golf.  For others it may have been Scouts, Girl Guides, or Air Cadets.  All of these organizations have the goal of keeping our youth off the streets, away from video games and cell phones, and building qualities that will help lead them to success later in life.

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.

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).
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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