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Club News
This past weekend, a group of young high school students from Oakville visited retirement homes in the community to distribute flowers to residents.
 
Organized by Abbey Park High School's Interact Club Co-Presidents Sami Gupta and Shivaani Sundralingam, and sponsored by the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar, Project Bloom saw volunteers visiting local retirement homes to distribute individual flowers to residents. 
 
Venvi Churchill Place and Sunrise Senior Living Oakville welcomed the volunteers, who distributed over 100 flowers donated by Oakville flower shops, including Stems and Petals Floral Design, Judy's Blooms, and Moon's Flowers Oakville.
"Project Bloom was a heartwarming experience," said Shivaani Sundralingam, Abbey Park Student and member of Interact Club.
 
"We went to Venvi Churchill Place and Sunrise Senior Living Oakville with an ultimate goal of bringing a smile to the faces of the elderly and to brighten their day with the beauty and fragrance of fresh flowers."
The event captured touching moments, demonstrating the power of community kindness. Sundralingam hopes that sharing Project Bloom's story will inspire others to engage in similar acts of goodwill.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Reproduced from Oakville News
 
The Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar (RCOT) was honoured by the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation for our ongoing support of the Foundation.
 
The Rotary Foundation is a non-profit corporation that supports the efforts of Rotary International to achieve world understanding and peace through international humanitarian, educational, and cultural exchange programs. It is supported solely by voluntary contributions.
 
The Foundation Trustees presented our Club with a banner as an expression of their sincere appreciation for our members' generous support of the Annual Fund. Our Club is distinguished from more than 36,000 Rotary clubs worldwide as being the following:
  • One of only 1,530 clubs to achieve Top Three Highest in Per Capita Annual Giving honors in their district, 
  • One of only 3,800 clubs worldwide to attain status as an Every Rotarian, Every Year Club (clubs must achieve a minimum Annual Fund contribution of US$100 per capita with every dues-paying member),
  • One of only 4,500 clubs worldwide to become a 100% Foundation Giving Club (clubs must have achieved an average of US$100 in per capita giving and 100 percent participation of every dues-paying member).
All members of the RCOT are proud of their contribution and will continue to fully support the programs undertaken by The Rotary Foundation.
 
 
 
 
MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) is a charitable organization founded in 1989, dedicated to the mission of "stopping impaired driving and supporting victims of this violent crime." The Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar (RCOT) is partnering with MADD in 2024. This collaboration aims to continue educating and empowering youth in Oakville through MADD's School Program, designed for students in grades 7 through 12.

The School Program presentations focus on providing information to help students keep themselves safe in risky situations and offer alternative solutions to driving impaired from alcohol and/or drugs. The 45-minute video includes a fictional story and real-life accounts from victims and survivors, illustrating the devastating consequences of impaired driving on individuals, their families, and friends.

It's important to note that impairment-related crashes remain the leading criminal cause of death in Canada, with nearly 60% of fatal crashes involving alcohol and/or drugs. Particularly alarming is the disproportionate toll on young Canadians, as those between the ages of 16-25, comprising 30% of the population in 2016, accounted for almost half of all alcohol and drug-related crash deaths (source: Canadian Council Motor Transport Administrators, The Alcohol and Drug-Crash Problem in Canada: 2016 Report).

The continued support from Delta Bingo enables RCOT to contribute to worthwhile charitable organizations, such as MADD, in the community. Delta Bingo and Gaming provides direct funding for over 960 local charities. The Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar is very grateful to be one of the Delta charity partners. Our members have fun volunteering at the Speers Road location and all funds received from Delta Bingo go to support our local community. When you play, local charities WIN!
 
The recent cheque presentation to Dawn Regan, C.O.O. of MADD Canada, by Ken Auden, Community Service Chair of RCOT, signifies the ongoing commitment to the shared goal of preventing impaired driving and supporting those affected by it.
The Interact Club of Abbey Park High School, sponsored by the Rotary Club Oakville Trafalgar (RCOT), was officially inducted on November 23, 2023. This provides them an association with the world-wide Interact Club, part of Rotary International.
 
By sponsoring Interact clubs, Rotary clubs energize and inspire young leaders ages 12 to18 by helping to establish and support Interact clubs and encouraging them to become responsible community and global citizens through service to others. 
 
On Thursday November 23rd the Certificate of Membership was presented to the Interact Club’s co-presidents Shivaani Sundralingam and Sami Gupta, by RCOT President Lauri Asikainen, RCOT Youth Service Committee Liliana Chocarro, and Rotary District Governor Brenda Halloran.
 
District Governor Halloran engaged all students asking them why they wanted to be Interactors and shared her own story about how, as Mayor of Waterloo, she decided to become a Rotarian after attending their events.  Following inspiring words from Lauri and Brenda all members of the new club proudly accepted their Interact pins.
 
In addition to many of the Interact Club members’ classmates, the event was attended by Uche Okugo, District Youth Chair and co-Presidents of the Oakville Trafalgar High School Lillian Renton and Daria Ninos.
 
RCOT visited Abbey Park a week after the ceremony to give a presentation on Interact as part of a global family and on December 7th to bring ten birdhouses and ten kits as a donation to the Interact club. They plan to sell them and donate the proceeds to a long-term care facility in Oakville (Ian Anderson House).
 
President Lauri and Youth Service Chair Liliana attended the Interact meeting where co-presidents Shivaani and Sami presented the project to their members and assigned roles and responsibilities to execute the project in a timely manner and donate the funds before Christmas.
 
The Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar is proud to play a role in establishing and supporting Interact, which bring together young people and helps them to develop their leadership skills while discovering the power of Service Above Self.   
 
  
Rotary District Governor Brenda Halloran & RCOT President Lauri Asikainen address the students
 
 
November 23rd Inauguration – Interact Club Certificate of Membership
 
December 7th co-presidents Shivaani & Sami kick-off Bird Box Project
 
  
 
With the continued support from Delta Bingo, the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar (RCOT) is able to contribute to worthwhile charitable organizations in our community.  These include organizations such as Comfy Cases, MADD Canada, Safetynet, Oakville Rotary Education Awards, Howard Caine Apartments (March of Dimes), The Kerr Street Mission and many more.
 
Delta Bingo and Gaming provides direct funding to over 960 local charities. The ROCT is very grateful to be one of the Delta’s charity partners. Our members have fun volunteering at the Speers Road location and all funds received from Delta Bingo go to support our local community. When you play, local charities WIN!
 
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DELTA BINGO VIDEO
2024 RibFest Certificate of Appreciation
On February 29th during the RibFest Sponsors Appreciation Event at Film.ca the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar (RCOT) was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from The Hon. Anita Anand, Member of Parliament for Oakville.  The certificate recognised RCOT’s significant contribution to Oakville through our commitment in organizing the Annual Oakville Family RibFest.
 
 
Speakers
Games Night at Figaro Coffeehouse
Apr 23, 2024 7:00 PM
Evening of Games and Fun
Lunch Meeting Cancelled
Apr 25, 2024 12:00 PM
No meeting today, Evening of Fun and Games on Tuesday April 23 at Figaro Coffeehouse
Maneet Chahal-Gil from Soch Mental Health on Zoom
May 23, 2024 12:00 PM
Soch Mental Health Organization for the South Asian Community
Visit to Lighthouse for Grieving Children
May 30, 2024 12:00 PM
We will have lunch and a tour at the Lighthouse for Grieving Children Facility
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    About Oakville Trafalgar
    Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship. Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of people who share your drive to give back.
    You are invited to attend an upcoming meeting; to find out more email: info@rcot.ca.
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    PO Box 52104
    Oakville, ON L6J 5N5
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