RIOTS - JUNE 1, 2021 
Monthly Newsletter
Rotary International Oakville Trafalgar Service
Changes to RIOTS were introduced in May 2021
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Bill Barnes passed away on March 2, 2021 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital after a fall. He fractured his hip and developed complications.
Bill was very active in the community. On February 6, 2020 we celebrated Bill’s 100th birthday.
Bill was a founding member and the first President of our club in 1978. Bill was a Rotarian for 43 years. He impacted many people in positive ways. There are many treasured memories of Bill within the club.
He will be missed but never forgotten.
From the Mailbox...
There are multiple ways that you can participate in Rotary's newest area of concern - the environment. Read on for more information!
New Fundraising opportunities
COVID -19 is thwarting our fundraising efforts and we are attempting to supplement our current fundraising projects with new ones, e.g., the remarkably successful bottle drive. Having a few smaller fundraisers throughout the year helps to spread the risk and provide some upside in the good times; a series of smaller fundraisers might be less work to organize than one big event.

Please read on to see all that we are doing to raise the monies that we love to give away. 
Not far from Oxford, Maureen and I stayed at the Grapevine in Stow-on-the-Wold, three or four times over the years. On one occasion I joined a meeting of the Rotary Club that met there. 
The Rotary Clubs of Oakville, Passport South and Halton Rotaract, along with many other clubs and Rotarians in southwest Ontario, have joined the campaign to "Help India Breathe" with an initiative to establish Rotary Oxygen Banks in India.
Since last month, we have been in discussions with Laurentian University and I am pleased to confirm that we will be able to continue funding our two current recipients and the new recipient this Fall through Laurentian University.

How an Ontario REALTOR® brought her community together to shine a light on mental health.

For Emmanuelle Meyer, REALTOR® with Royal LePage Signature Realty Plus in Oakville, communities thrive when their people thrive. Your community should be there to support you when you need it most.
When Emmanuelle noticed the mental health effects that COVID-19 was having on people in her community, she knew she needed to do something. She enlisted those in her network to develop an initiative that raises money for mental health services, while also raising awareness about the increased mental health struggles facing those in her community, especially those in younger generations. In two short weeks, she launched Camaraderie For Hope.
This is Emmanuelle’s Real Heart story.
Did you miss Acclaim Health's Dementia Centre Live Update: The Home Stretch? No worries, please read on. 
TORONTO — With two-thirds of the adult population having received at least one dose, Ontarians have been provided with a strong level of protection against COVID-19. Now, the province is accelerating second doses for all Ontarians. While the interval between first and second doses can be up to 16 weeks, Ontario will begin to offer second dose appointments at an earlier interval of four weeks or later based on availability of vaccines.
The following is an anticipated schedule for eligibility to book a second dose appointment based on confirmed supply.
Membership News
Please welcome Margaret Vokes who was inducted into the club on May 27, 2021.
All club members can access club information through the Member Area at 
If you are having problems accessing the member area  please contact
Rotary Oakville Education Awards - A Virtual Event on the Evening of June 9 at 7 p.m.
Sponsored by the Rotary Clubs in Oakville this year's event will again be held virtually and is scheduled for Wednesday June 9 between 7 and 9 p.m. The ZOOM link will be sent to all members on the day of the event.
This event is not to be missed!
As a result of the June 9th evening event there will be no meeting on June 10th.   
Club Turnover Virtual Event - Evening of June 24 at 6:45 p.m.
Every year we thank our President and the Board for their service and welcome a New President, President-Elect and members of the Board for the Rotary year July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.
This year all attendees are asked to dress as formally as they wish. Members are also asked to wear interesting hats. Family and friends are welcomed to join the call. 
Helpful Links
Rotary Links
Club Facebook
Club Instagram
Club Twitter
District 7080
Rotary Zone 28 and 32
Fundraising Links
Oakville Family Ribfest
Rotary Online Auction
Jun 09, 2021
Evening Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Jun 10, 2021
Jun 24, 2021
Evening Event, 6:45 p.m.
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We are an active group of volunteers; we raise money so that we can give it all away, and we have a lot of fun doing it!

At the Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar, we are a diverse group of people of varying ages and from all walks of life—professionals, entrepreneurs, retirees, parents, and grandparents—and united in our commitment to the Rotary ideal of Service Above Self. We share a common purpose: to make a difference in our community and to create lasting positive change here at home and around the world.
Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.
You are invited to visit us at an upcoming meeting. Currently we are meeting via ZOOM on Thursdays at 12 noon. You can receive the meeting invitation my emailing
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