May 2019
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Service Above Self

Second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 6 pm.
King's College School
16379 The Gore Road
Caledon, ON  L7E 0X4

(905) 583-0200
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Once again as we do every year the Palgrave Rotary Chuckwagon was at work helping with food at the registration day for the local tennis club. The local Girl Guides group offered to participate and sent in some volunteers to help with the serving and preparing of the food. Thank you ladies. Hope you had a good time helping out. Cheers Bernie
Natalie Saarimaki whom is the Youth Service chair for our Club presented a cheque to The Meaghan Zaremba Music room on behalf of the Palgrave Rotary. 
The Meaghan Zaremba Music Room is focused on providing music lessons to those who struggle with their own life challenges. To date, The Meaghan Zaremba Music Room supports over 55 individuals and partners with three community organization. 
Natalie Saarimaki  presented a cheque to the Bolton Sea Cadet organization. Palgrave Rotary has been supporting the Sea Cadets for many years and the Sea Cadets have also been helping our club on many of our events. Thank You. 

The Alpha Dogs are a robotics team from Bolton, Ontario that competes in the FIRST Robotics Competition. 

Palgrave Rotary was very proud to host The Alpha Dogs from Humberview Secondary School on Nov 7th 2018 for our dinner presentation. We have been supporting them since its debut. We presented them with a cheque of $2500 to help finance the competitions that the team attends. A history of the club and a review of the current plans were voiced by every one of its members attending our dinner. It was a great experience. 
Palgrave Rotary once again this year helped Meals on Wheels by supplying frozen meals and helping out on the delivery of the meals to the people using the service. These meals are used on days of snow storms or icing on the roads which would not allow for a normal delivery from the organization. The service was very much appreciated. 
Palgrave Rotary along with Palgrave First Club and the extensive support of River Ridge were able to purchase and mount the lights on our in Palgrave Stationlands Park . We  also  would like to thank these Palgrave businesses for their generous support: Migrations Travel and Cruises Ltd. • Palgrave Gas Station • River Ridge Services. The Church Public Inn • Dr. Richard Ehrlich - Dentistry • Leisure Time Park and Trailer Sales Inc. • Albion Hills Auto Collision • Cairns Roofing Ltd. All these local businesses made a generous contribution towards making our village a nicer place to be. Thanks to all of you. 
Our Gala and Auction event of this fall was a great success. It was held at the Royal Ambassador Banquet. Jeff Ercul was the dedicated soul that organized and conducted the event with the help of many members of our club.  We had over 135 people attending and the live auction was a total success and so was the silent one. None of the items were left behind without a bid. The live music, the food and the wine selection were all quite good. Thank you Jeff and club members for all your efforts. 
Jeff Ercul was initiated as an active member of our club in June of 2018. Welcome to our group Jeff. Wishing you well in all your endeavors. 
Palgrave Rotary was  happy to participate in the haunted house created by Albion Hills Auto Collision to celebrate Halloween. Many children from our community visited the Haunted House. On the evening of October 31 owners Sandra and John Barbaro transform the whole bodyshop into a haunted house for the local community. Thanks to you both for creating this event. Our Chuck Wagon will continue to participate in this event.  
The last step for the Norma Bangay Park planting of two Vimy Oak saplings, total renovation of the park and finally the recognition plaque which was planted today. I was very happy to dig this emplacement today ( See pics) for the plaque that recognizes the great effort that was put forth by both Krysta, Derek our club and the town of Caledon. Thanks to Derek and Krysta for this accomplishment for our community. 

One of our member Jeff Ercul has offered to run in Palgrave Rotary's name at our Terry Fox Run event on September 16th. We have accepted his offer. To all of you that would like to donate but cannot attend or participate Jeff will run for you. Here is an easy way to be part of the Terry Fox Run this year. Just respond to this post to with the offer to donate. We will pick up the cheque (made out Palgrave Rotary) from you or you can mail it to Bernie Rochon 17350 Regional Rd. 50 Caledon L7E 0L1 . Rotary in turn will donate 100% of the received donations to the Terry Fox Run. Please be generous and support Jeff and Terry in their efforts to eradicate cancer. Thank you so much for your consideration and participation. Bernie

Jeff run was a real success and accumulated $1400 worth of donations. Well done Jeff. 

Our Rotary Club of Palgrave was invited to share an evening of BBQ at President Jim and Samantha Ferens beautiful home. Twenty one of us attended this beautiful garden party. Thank you. Bernie
Long Ride Home: Guts and Guns and Grizzlies,800 Days Through the Americas in a Saddle (Journey America Book). Filipe Masetti Leite addressed our club and the Bolton Club at our weekly meeting. He rode from Calgary on his horses to reach the most southern point of South America in Argentina. It was an exciting evening. He did write a book about his trip titled "The Long Ride Home". The book serves as inspiration for others to follow their own dreams.
Our Past President Doug and his wife Sandy invited our club to come and share a BBQ evening with them. It was a perfect evening weather wise and the food which was catered by The Kitchen of Mono Mills was abundant and delicious. Friends of Rotary and members (30 in all) had a great evening of friendship.
So the Toronto International Rotary convention is now over. It attracted over 25000 Rotarians from all around the world. Palgrave Rotary hosted a dinner for 44 international members. They were met in Toronto and bused to our beautiful Palgrave which they visited. Dinner was served at the Caledon Estates Banquet Hall following a cocktail hour. See the attached photos for the opening ceremonies at the Air Canada Centre and the dinner in Palgrave. The whole event was a great experience for us all. Bernie
On a blistering hot day (felt like plus 40 degrees) 16 of our dedicated members and friends of Palgrave Rotary manned the entrance at the Albion Hills Conservation for the July 1st Canada Day event. We were passing out programs, Canadian flags, and melting chocolate bars to all the arriving families. We spent 5 hours of drinking lots of water and collecting donations for Rotary. It was a hot, fun time.

June 20th this year marked the year end of our club's  current administration. We saluted and recognized members with the Paul Harris award Joe Sheppard, Doug Nicholson and Bernie Rochon; the John Davidson award went to Bernie Rochon; the Rotarian of the Year award honored Derek Clark. We also presented the plaque of President for 2017-2018 to Doug Nicholson with flowers going to his wife Sandy. Also noted were Joe Sheppard, John Cox and Susan Hicks for their great attendance record. Many friends of Rotary were in attendance to celebrate the end of another successful year at the Palgrave Rotary Club. Congradulation to those dedicated members. 

President Doug was very proud to be able to announce the induction (sometime known as the inducement) of 3 Associate members as Active members. After a year of being Associate members and considering their option of becoming a full member , John Palmer, Myrna Roy and Andrew Saarimaki accepted the invitation. The Club was very pleased to accept these new members that have already been very active in participating in many of our events and challenges over the past year. Welcome to our Club Myrna, John and Andrew. Bernie 
Twenty three members of the Palgrave Rotary club attended the weekly meeting of the Bolton Rotary club. This was the second time this year for these meetings. Thank you Bolton Rotary for a great meeting and some fun game of business accumen. See you all in the fall. Bernie
John Lomax is the Chair of District 7080 Indigenous Resource Committee (CIRCLE). He  talked about the many great projects they have under way.  Our clubs project headed by Susan and Gerald is one that is key in the District.
Palgrave Rotary is proud to announce that the refugee family that we have been helping to immigrate to Canada has finally arrived after 2 years of work. Thank you to our dedicated members and more specifically Diether Weeren and Susan Hicks. Much more information and request for help will be forwarded. Bernie
Palgrave Rotary members and Friends of Rotary join together to set up, serve, take down and clean up for the Volunteer Luncheon Celebration at the Senior Center in Bolton every year. It is a super occasion for our club and friends of our club to meet and mingle with all the volunteers that give so much of their time to help make the Bolton Senior Centre such a success. Bernie
Club Executives & Directors
Past President
Club Service Chair
Community Service Chair
Social Media Coordinator
Youth Service Chair
Membership Chair