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BICKLE, Frank H. - Frank Henry Bickle, 91, of R.R.6, Woodstock, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, at St. Mary's Memorial Hospital, St. Mary's on Friday, March 9, 2018. He was born in East Zorra Township, Oxford County on September 24, 1926, a son of the late William and Edna (Miller) Bickle. Frank resided all his lifetime in East Zorra Township where he and his wife established "Orchard Park Farms". He was a past President of Oxford Fruit Co-operative and Fruit and Vegetable Association in Woodstock; was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sebastopol-Tavistock where he had served on the Church Council; was a member of the Rotary Club of Tavistock (53 years) where he served as President (1960-1970) and was honoured by being made a "Paul Harris Fellow" of Rotary; was a former member of Tavistock Lodge #609 A.F. & A.M. Frank loved to travel and explore our awesome world and had a passion for nature. Frank is survived by his wife, the former Kathleen "Kaye" Wittig, whom he married at Sebastopol on August 18, 1956; two children, Tom and wife Kathy Bickle, Jane and husband Andrew Fenton; three granddaughters and five great grandsons.


Rotary Tavistock is proud to sponsor a free, new reading program for kids in Kindergarten to Grade 6. Kids aged 4-12 years can have fun learning online with thousands of fun activities. You can sign up free in the panel on the left,  The program is compatible with most internet browsers used by desktop and tablet computers. 


What is Free Reading Program? The Rotary's goal is to enhance the literacy skills of English language learners of all ages. The free reading program will help improve English reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary and much more! 65,000 + students are currently using the program.


Tavistock Rotary made their annual Christmas visit to seniors at peopleCare and The Maples on December 21st
Just in time for the July 2016 Canadian Baseball Championships in Tavistock, Rotary donated a $12,000 electronic scoreboard for Optimist Park , similar to the one donated a couple of years earlier at Queen's Park.
During last week's official DG visit to our club, we presented him with a $700 cheque for Rotary's Polio Plus campaign. Pictured are District 7080 Governor Bill Proctor, President Eva McLaren and AG Brian Bennett.
Rotary was pleased to offer assistance at the hospitality area for the mounties after their Musical Ride in Tavitstock on Monday August 15th

Nicole Cooke, Rotary’s Tavistock’s representative to the Adventure in Citizenship program in Ottawa in May 2016, updated members at the club's July 27th  meeting on her experiences.

She experienced a mock election campaign and practiced public speaking and debating. She visited the Canadian War Museum, the House of Commons and the Senate where they were addressed by the Speaker of the House. She also got the chance to meet Elizabeth May who was very inspiring to her.

She spent time... with a couple of Syrian refugees and attended a Citizenship Ceremony where she witnessed new Canadians receiving their Citizenship in a moving ceremony.

She thanked the Club for the opportunity which she said was “total life changing.”

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