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Welcome to the Home of the Rotary Club of Palgrave!

Palgrave

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
Meeting at Caledon Estates Banquet Hall
18111 Peel Regional Road 50
Caledon, ON  L7E 3J9
Canada

Phone:
(905) 583-0200
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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
 
 
From: Maureen Wainwright <maureenwainwright@edu.knet.ca>
Date: Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 7:03 PM
Subject: ... a facebook post made by one of the parents who picked some of the equipment that the Palgrave Rotary Club donated to our community ...
To: 

 

My future hockey player, 🏒🥅💙 he was so happy to try his equipment on, he hasn’t took them off yet. 😛he’s trying out his skates now too, teach him how to balance first before I get him on the ice.

 

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-- Take care,
Maureen Wainwright
KiHS Teacher / Nibinamik Classroom Mentor
 
This was the first of what we hope will be many meetings between the Palgrave Rotary Club and the Bolton Rotary club. We had 38 people in attendance and the energy ran high. 
It seems that Malcolm wine instructions were well received and many questions were answered. Thank you Bolton for coming over and see you soon at your club meeting.  Bernie
 
Join in for breakfast to help out for the Special Needs Programs in Caledon Schools. Help Bolton Rotary with this cause. 
 
 

The Rotary Club of Palgrave was excited to attend the Sleeping Children Around The World school assembly at Palgrave Public School this morning in support of their amazing fundraiser for this charity. Students attended in pyjamas in recognition of the fact that their fundraising efforts provide bed kits for children in less fortunate countries.

The photo shows the student fundraising committee with their awesome teacher Patrick Patten just prior to the assembly.

The result was announced. The school had raised $2459.00 which meant they will give 70 bed kits to the charity for use overseas for school aged boys and girls.

The Rotary Club has pledged to match the school's fundraising efforts, so now 140 bed kits will be purchased.

Our club is so proud of Palgrave Public School's students and staff who were involved in this venture.
 
Brenda Alderdice, the owner of Downsizing Divas and member of our club, educated all of us how to de-clutter our home and or downsizing our home. 
The presentation was very professional and very instructive in many ways. Planning our future for seniors is a very important item that should be addressed while seniors are still healthy and in early retirement. Brenda 
described many situations that she had experienced with seniors and told us about all the services that are available to achieve and easy and well planned future. Thanks Brenda. 
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Palgrave has partnered with the Town of Caledon to fund and retrofit the Westview
Park located in the Village of Palgrave and make it completely accessible to adults and children alike. 
The park is located at 19 Brawton Drive has been renamed the Norma Bangay Park.
 
The goal of the $85,000 project is to make this park a fully inclusive and accessible play and gathering
space for the entire Palgrave community to enjoy.  The new playground equipment, excavation work
and accessibility upgrades will allow seniors, families and individuals with special needs to access and
use new upgraded park facilities.  Construction for this project is scheduled for the Spring of 2018. 
 
The park is dedicated to Norma Bangay to commemorate her contribution to children’s education in the
local community.  Norma began teaching in 1959 at the one room schoolhouse in Castlederg.  Upon the
closure of this school in 1962, she moved to Palgrave Public School where she taught kindergarten until
her retirement in 1994.  Norma continued to volunteer at local schools well after retirement, working
with young readers who needed extra attention.  Well loved by students and the community, Norma
had a positive and lasting influence on several generations of Palgrave students.
 
The Rotary Club of Palgrave gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the Brampton and Caledon
Community Foundation, a public, community foundation serving the people of Brampton and Caledon. 
We would also like to thank Brampton Brick Limited and Sierra Excavating Enterprises Inc. for their
generous sponsorship and contributions towards the park upgrade.
 
The Rotary Club of Palgrave is accepting donations to assist in meeting our financial commitment to this
Community Project. All funds raised will be dedicated solely to Project. Please contact us at
normabangaypark@gmail.com or 647-290- 9126 to make a donation to the Westview Park (Norma
Bangay) Accessibility Upgrade Project.  Thank you for your support.
 
Ross Farrelly and his wife Cathy had the occasion to meet with one of our past exchange student, Bam, in Bangkok on their recent trip to Thailand.
 
What a great evening with 58 of us stealing and sharing gifts. Kids being charmed by Santa and some great family gatherings. Our Christmas party is always a big success thanks to Janet who organizes it and directs it to its success. Thanks to Ian Kittle who took all these photos and shared them. It does not get much better. Have a great Holiday Season all of you. Cheers. Bernie 
 
 
Our club was proud to supply and deliver some meals for Meals on Wheels operation. 
 
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A group of Rotarians got together to review all the hockey equipment that has been donated to our campaign. We are still looking for more and you can deliver what you might have to 17350 Hyw. 50 Palgrave in the barn behind the sliding doors. Our friend from Drench-IT were also attending and hoping to sell some of their products that will yield some benefit to Palgrave Rotary. We will still be collecting till the end of December. Thank you for helping out. Bernie
 
 

Pete Bombaci showed us the way to INSPIRE PEOPLE TO GET CONNECTED WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBOURS.

HIS MISSION is

TO MAKE THE WORLD A HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER PLACE BY REMINDING PEOPLE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF FACE TO FACE SOCIAL CONNECTION AND INSPIRING THEM TO TAKE ACTION.

Want to know more go to: http://www.generatorproject.org/
 
 
 
 
Perfect weather, great attendance, good food and much more all converged towards making The Terry Fox Run a big success. Families like President Doug's, Palgrave firefighters and our counselor Nick DeBoer were all part of the participants in making this day a success. Thanks to our Rotary Club. 
 
District Governor Kathleen Dick along with Ingrid Sproxton and Timothy Whitehead attended our weekly meeting this week. Governor Kathleen presented her plans for 2017-18 and described the major events that will be coming up. 
 
President Doug and his wife Sandy Nicholson we very generous in receiving our club and guests at their home for a BBQ evening event. The weather was perfect and so was the foods and friends. 
 
Thanks to Nadine and Gary, the evening was a real success. Here are a few of the people that attended out of 31 guests. 
While the thunderstorms were threatening and Elizabeth was resetting her backyard for the second time for the event, finally the sun came out just 5 minutes before the official opening of the event. The spirits must have been kind to her while listening to her pleas. More than 40 of us accessed her beautiful grounds to attend this event and Michelle and Allyson also worked hard to prepare some beautiful and delicious food. Many guests of Rotary also attended including our honorary member mayor Thomson and his lovely wife Anne. So thank you Elizabeth and Steve for generously hosting this event.
 
 
 
Our rather old and heavy road sign had to be moved away from its last road home and make it cross hiway 50 to the East side  north of Old Church rd. Well with the help of Elaine and 6 other man the job was well done in 20 minutes. Job well done by all. Thanks Bernie 
 
 
The Alpha Dogs are incredibly thankful for all of the support  the Palgrave Rotary Club has provided over the years. In recognition of our sponsorship, they presented to our club  a Thank You plaque for the 2016-2017 season. Thank you Alpha Dogs and all the best in your future efforts in competition. 
 
 
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