Port Hope

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Port Hope

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We meet Mondays at 6:00 PM
Knights Of Columbus Hall
1 Elias Street,
Port Hope, ON  L1A 3Z3
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In the fall of 2016 the Port Hope Rotary Club members built 6 little libraries for the community to share books. Over the winter several local artists painted the libraries and this spring they are being placed in the municipality of Port Hope. This photo is of one of the libraries placed on King Street at the home of Claire Mowat.
Port Hope Rotary Donation to Port Hope High School
The Rotary Club of Port Hope recently made two donations from the Burton Philp Trust Fund to the Port Hope High School for construction of two beach volleyball courts.  The Rotary Club donated $5,223.00 for the excavation and sand and $4,381.42 for the purchase and installation of large stones around the two beach volleyball courts.
Port Hope Rotary Donation to Port Hope Public Library
The Rotary Club of Port Hope recently donated $4,000.00 from the Burton Philp Trust Fund to the Port Hope Public Library for the summer tutoring program.  The library hires two university students to tutor children who need extra help with reading.
Port Hope Rotary Donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters
The Rotary Club of Port Hope recently donated $500.00 from the H. B. Stevens Trust Fund to the Northumberland Big Brothers Big Sisters for the On Tour program.  It is a mentorship program for 25 “at risk” children from Northumberland County.  Together with trained mentors, they go on monthly adventures such as a Midnight Wolf Walk at the Ganaraska Forest Centre and a Dreamcatcher Workshop at the Alderville Pow-Wow.
On Monday evening Nov 14 several members gathered at the Port Hope Food Bank to paint walls, shelves and anything else that needed painting. Afterwards the group gathered at Olympus Burger.
Most members of the Port Hope Rotary Club joined with many other clubs at the Brighton Rotary Interclub BBQ and Karaoke night. This year Port Hope came away the Karaoke winners.
On Saturday, November 7, 2015 The Rotary Club of port Hope and the Rotary Club of Northumberland Sunrise hosted their Foundation Dinner at Dalewood Golf and Country Club. Our own Treasurer, Roger Ingram, was awarded a well-deserved Paul Harris Fellowship. 
Peter Abrams, an active community volunteer, was also awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship.
As well, Dianne and Cleve Pendock were recognized as our newest Foundation Benefactors.  Past Presidents, Paul Tait and Jim Gilmer received Paul Harris Fellowship Plus Rotary pins in recognition of their continued support for Rotary Foundation.
Paula Pigari from Brazil was hosted by the Rotary Club of Port Hope in 2004 -05.  Recently, Paula arrived in Canada with Daniel, her husband of two years.  They visited our club on November 9, 2015.  Paula is now a tax lawyer in Brazil.  Daniel is an architect, and he also owns a glass company that makes windows, mirrors and shower enclosures.
Paula and Daniel stayed with one of Paula's close friends from her time in Port Hope.  Steph and her husband live in Uxbridge.  When Paula and Daniel came to Port Hope, they stayed with Paula' first host family, Elizabeth Gordon and Wayne Pierce.  Their daughter, Mariko Vecchiola, went to France on Rotary Youth Exchange while Paula was here in Port Hope.
On Monday at Rotary, Paula and Daniel told the club about their lives in Brazil.  Daniel is also very familiar with Canada since he spent a year on exchange in Fort Frances, Ontario, close to the Manitoba border.  After catching up with club members, Paula and Daniel flew to New York on Tuesday for a few days before they will return to Brazil. 
It was great to see Paula again, and to meet her husband, Daniel!

Members of the Port Hope Rotary Club at Northumberland Mall to promote ImageWorld Polio Day October 24th 2015