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Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Le Dome
1173 North Service Road East
Oakville, ON  L6H 1A7
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Our guest speaker on September 10 was Hon. Edward Otto, Member of Parliament for Agago County in
Northern Uganda.
He described his journey from fleeing Joseph Kony's Lords' Resistance Army to coming to Canada and getting a law degree from University of Toronto. and practising in the Greater Toronto Area as a barrister, solicitor and notary public. In 2015 he was elected to the Ugandan parliament as an independent. His main message was that education is the key to progress in Uganda and the need for funding for students.
The 2017 Oakville Family Rifest was held at the Sheridan Campus in Oakville from June 23 - June 25. Cooperators was the lead sponsor for the 6th Annual event. Some 30,000 to 35,000 people attended the event that included a number of ribbers, other food vendors plus vendors displaying goods, services and information. Thanks to all of our great volunteers that once again turned out to make this such a wonderful event. 
On May 25 the three Rotary Clubs in Oakville held their annual Education awards dinners where 26 deserving students received bursaries.
To view photos of the students, please click on "2017 Education Awards" under Photo Albums.
Held at Le Dome the dinner recognized the dedicated work of the staff at the local high schools and the generosity of our corporate donors.
Guest speaker was Meghan Desmarais a 2015 award recipient who spoke about 'service above self.' Meghan herself was a previous winner of the Donna Messer Service Above Self Award. This year's recipient of the Donna Messer Service Above Self Award was Justin Mitchell Zeus Eden
Rotary has had a successful partnership with Make a Great Pass for the past few years. Make a Great Pass takes used soccer equipment and ensures its reuse in communities around the world. Copy and paste the link below into your browser to see the interview that tells some more of this success story. 
Stepfanie Johnston who is attending the University of Sudbury attended the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar to give an update on her activities and to express her thanks to the club for the scholarship. The Indigenous Scholarship is the first presented by the club in its efforts to provide support to First Nations.
We have received a video that represents the impact that our WASH project has had in the Ugandan villages of Barlonyo and Aloi. Please copy and paste the link below into your browser. 
The annual Paul Harris Fellowship Community Awards dinner was held January 26 at Le Dome. At the dinner hosted by the three Rotary Clubs of Oakville deserving recipients were recognized by Rotary and the Provincial and Federal governments for their 'service above self' within the community. 
From left to right: Diana Berriman, Gerald Popp, Carol Goriup,Artemis Karabelas, Katy Joaquim and Ruth Renwick.
The Paul Harris Award is the highest recognition presented by the Rotary Clubs of Oakville. Its purpose is to acknowledge outstanding contributions and exceptional service to the community.
Key note speaker for the evening was the inspirational Rob Buren whose personal story of making the impossible possible received a standing ovation.
Additional photos of the evening can be found in the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar's photo album at www.rcot.ca.
At the annual Paul Harris Award dinner for club members six recipients were identified. These six deserving members received awards for their service above self in their carrying out of responsibilities on behalf of Rotary Oakville Trafalgar.
Pictured above are Cliff Thompson, Karen Milner, Jennifer Estall, Ron Salem and Trish Peden. Pictured below is Claire Conway who received her award on a different date from President Bent Fink-Jensen.
Rotary Online Auction
Sep 28, 2017
Raj Phalpher
Oct 05, 2017
Club Assembly
John Carr - HOC- Home/Hospitality Committee
Oct 19, 2017
2018 RI Convention: How we can get involved as individuals and clubs to carry off this huge project
Wines and Lines Event
Oct 26, 2017
Pam Calvert
Nov 09, 2017
Juno Beach Centre Association
Rebecca Babcock
Nov 16, 2017
Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation
Paul Harris Dinner
Nov 23, 2017
Michael McQueen
Nov 30, 2017
Engaging the Next Generation in Rotary, Part 2 (Video)
Ralf Soeder
Jan 11, 2018
Oakville Neighbours Helping Refugees (ONHR)
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