Wines of the World event. Bernie Rochon 2023-05-11 04:00:00Z 0
Christmas Tree Lighting Bernie Rochon 2022-11-14 05:00:00Z 0
Palgrave Rotary Hosts Wines of the World 2022 St Iyke Ndubuisi 2022-09-03 04:00:00Z 0 WOW,Wine,Wines of the World
Skating on the Palgrave Pond Bernie Rochon 2022-01-18 05:00:00Z 0

New members

Posted by Bernie Rochon
President Dennis is happy to welcome 2 new members to our club. Nichole Piluso and Janice Bezanson. Both ladies have already been involved in our Tree Lighting event and our sale event of Xmas trees and Poinsettias. Welcome ladies to our club and wish you both a successful and enjoyable membership.  
New members Bernie Rochon 2021-12-25 05:00:00Z 0

Palgrave Rotary Xmas tree lighting event

Our Christmas Tree Lighting event that took place on Dec 4tth was a real success with over 250 people attending. Christmas songs performing contest for young people was mastered by Nichole Piluso as the MC.  The Chuck Wagon served free food for all.  The Girl Guides and the Ontario Rural Skills Network entertained the children with crafts. The home decorating contest was won by The Dawson/ Moody Family 1 Herriot St.followed by The Bankuti/Raso Family 11 Munroe St in second place. Of course, Santa arrived with his 2 Elves riding a beautifully decorated sleigh on wheels and pulled by a lite up decorated tractor.  The total event was a success thanks to all the volunteers of the Palgrave Rotary Club. 
Palgrave Rotary Xmas tree lighting event Bernie Rochon 2021-12-08 05:00:00Z 0
Chriistmas Tree and Poinsettia Sale Bernie Rochon 2021-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

Victory House Woman's Shelter

Posted by Bernie Rochon
Palgrave Rotary is very proud to have been part of the setting up of the Bridge House which is a part of the whole project known as Victory House Women's Shelter in Caledon East. We supported the project by donating over $11000 that was partly our funds and funds from Palgrave Families that wanted to also help out by participating in this fund. These funds were used to mainly construct and furnish with appliances the kitchen area including the dining table and chairs that were also donated by a local family. Should you wish to get involved with this project in some ways just get in touch with Pat Valliere at:  
Victory House Woman's Shelter Bernie Rochon 2021-10-14 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Park Embellishment

In our little Village of Palgrave the local Rotary club bought a rusty old used container to securely hold all the necessary equipment to create and maintain the skating surfaces on the local pond which is maintained by dedicated people from our community such as Ken Hunt. Palgrave Rotary members painted the container in a deep blue and we asked two local artists to paint up a design on the side of the container at no cost. (See the Pics).
Rotary Park Embellishment Bernie Rochon 2021-10-02 04:00:00Z 0

Donna Bolt Recognition

Palgrave Rotary Club is pleased to honor Donna Bolt for having dedicated herself for 8 years, taking care of the Rotary Clock Garden on Hiway 50 in Palgrave. As a member of this community, she dedicated herself to purchasing, planting and maintaining plants and grass surrounding the clock. Palgrave community thanks you and we are happy to present to you a gift certificate from Glen Echo. We should also thank Gord Barr (an honorary member of our club) who was there to assist you. 
Donna Bolt Recognition Bernie Rochon 2021-06-27 04:00:00Z 0

What Rotary is NOT

Posted by Bernie Rochon
Here is the real status of Palgrave Rotary. Try it on you might like it. 
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What Rotary is NOT Bernie Rochon 2021-03-25 04:00:00Z 0

Selling Xmas trees /poinsettias

A new project for our club this year was the sale of Christmas Trees and Poinsettias via the internet. One of our members, Angie McDowell, took on the job of pulling this event together. It was a total success with a sold-out situation. The chuckwagon was also part of the 2 days of the sale and our member, Brenda Alderdice, made sure it would work out smoothly with free food for all the customers that were picking up their Christmas trees and Poinsettias that were preordered. All in all, it was a success all around. 
Selling Xmas trees /poinsettias Bernie Rochon 2020-12-14 05:00:00Z 0

Our new storage container

With the help of master painter Dan Petre and of our 3 members ( Angie McDowell, Paul Galer and Dennis Foss) we redefined our 20 ft sea container sitting in our Rotary Park area on hwy 50 from a rusty piece of metal to a beautiful dark blue container. We will now plan to decorate the side of the container with painted designs and our logo. Thanks also to Aldrey Ricardo, Ian Kittle, Gord Barr and Imtiaz Ahmad whom participated in sanding down and polishing this rusted container. Also the neighbor, Brad Vanlenthe connected and supply the hose and water to clean our container. The job is done and a good one it is. See on attached. Thanks gang. Bernie  
Our new storage container Bernie Rochon 2020-09-20 04:00:00Z 0

Celebration Year end Changeover night

Posted by Bernie Rochon
On June 24th, 2020 Palgrave Rotary celebrated our year-end Change Over event. We had 24 members that participated on a Zoom meeting celebrating the past year's achievement and welcoming a new president, Jeff Ercul and his new board of directors. The celebration also recognized and thank special members and our past president Ian Kittle for managing a very difficult year. The following special awards were presented to :
  • Brenda Alderdice for "The John Davidson" award.
  • Dr Imtiaz Ahmad for "The Rotarian of the Year" award. 
Ross Farrelly presented a celebration on the life of Pat Clifford who passed away this year. Pat joined our club 33 years ago. 
Angie McDowell was inducted as our first new member for the 2020-2021 year. 
An inscribed plaque with gavel was presented to our Past President, Ian Kittle thanking him for his dedication and hard work as our President for the year 2019-2020. 
Doug Nicholson did his Minute of the Week presentation for 3 or 4 minutes which was appreciated.... 
Our past president Ian reviewed the whole year by going over most of our events and meetings. It made the past year a very real and full of the achievements we all participated in. 
We all had a great evening on Zoom and I apologize for the photos attached considering the poor quality of some of them but Zoom will be Zoom. 
Celebration Year end Changeover night Bernie Rochon 2020-06-29 04:00:00Z 0

Generous donation to a better Palgrave

The Palgrave Rotary club has been approached by a very generous Palgrave family wanting to donate a significant amount of money to go towards a project that would embellish or improve our Palgrave community in some ways. Things like lighting for the pond on Hwy 50, some kind roofed stage in one of our parks for events, bicycle repair station (tools and air pump), summer musical concert by the pond, and more. We are looking for suggestions. Put your imaginative thinking cap on and write to us here or on our Palgrave Rotary Facebook site. The following suggestions have already been submitted by Denis.  We need more.
Thank you from all of us to all of you. Bernie
Zebra-crossing at the convenience store (it would be safer to cross the street to the cars on the other side)

- Public BBQs and picknick tables for get-togethers

- A dock in the pond. For a little walk over the water, swimming (is that actually possible in the pond?) and/or lunching paddelboats/rawing boats

- Public toilet next to the pond

- More waste bins

- Book/DVD/Games sharing station

- Palgrave Community Potluck event, Big Band evening, Swing in Palgrave, Local musicians sing for the area (some day in the future)

- Torch-lit/lantern walk at one of the trails

- Archery/Crossbow Range

- Barefoot path

- Little Community Centre/Hall

- Drinking water fountain (no chlorine taste, please ;-))

- Blackboard with information and offers from local producers and businesses. Or a "who is who" about different personalities from here.

- A community garden with shared places and family sponsorships.

- A herb garden. Don't buy them in the supermarket - get them fresh in Palgrave

- An information board about the different animals in and around the pond.
Generous donation to a better Palgrave Bernie Rochon 2020-04-27 04:00:00Z 0

Imtiaz for Palgrave Rotary working with Indigenous communities

Indigenous Peoples Partnership of Rotary Clubs

(A Bird’s Eye View of Services and Projects)
Rotary Club of Palgrave joined the Indigenous Peoples Partnership Committee (IPPC) in 2019 which included Rotary clubs of Belleville, Trenton, and Wellington. Several other clubs have shown interest in joining this cluster of clubs. Even the Rotary Club of Rayleigh Mills in UK has made a donation for service to indigenous people. IPPC has been working with several communities of indigenous people located in Tyendinaga, Kingston, and the remote northern Ontario community of Nibinamik located in Summer Beaver. Rotary Club of Palgrave as well as others in the cluster have made donations to the funds being raised by the Nibinamik Education Centre for a tour by their students to institutions of higher learning and educations sites in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) while staying at the University of Toronto. IPPC also received a wish list from the Nibinamik Education Centre consisting of requests such as LEGO toys for student creative activities, and learning materials such as books in Oji-Cree language. Toys have been shipped. List of books to be purchased is being developed in collaboration with GoodMinds publisher and supplier of Indigenous books in Brantford, Ontario. Some other items were sent to other indigenous communities based on the requests IPPC received from them. Examples are aids for art, Christmas gift packs, and mylar blankets.


IPPC has also been offering bursaries open to students in all Indigenous Peoples communities in Canada. Rotary Club of Palgrave has completed the processing applications it received this year. One student has been selected for award to study at a university and one at a community college. Other clubs in the IPPC cluster are also engaged in making similar awards.
Imtiaz Ahmad
Palgrave Rotary Active Member.

Imtiaz for Palgrave Rotary working with Indigenous communities Bernie Rochon 2020-03-27 04:00:00Z 0

Our club has been active...

      Welcome to our club as a new member Denis Foss. We are pleased to induct you and look forward to your friendship and help. 
      Thanks Brenda and Imtiaz for shopping for the Lego sets. The club did agree for the $500 purchase of these sets that are destined to the Nibinamik Education Centre which is located 500 km north of Thunderbay. Imtiaz generously agreed to pay for the shipping. Thanks Imtiaz for your support.
      Our road signs administrators have again set up a new messages inviting the community to attend our Wines of The World event which will take place on June 5th. Thanks for keeping us all informed Bill Clarke and Doug Nicholson.  
Our club has been active... Bernie Rochon 2020-03-12 04:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow awarded to John Cox

r The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs. It is named for Rotary’s founder, a Chicago lawyer, who started our organization with three business associates in 1905. 
One of our member John Cox  was awarded this recognition because of his generous participation and donations towards many of our projects. President Ian Kittle presented the award to John. Congratulations to you and many thanks for your many years of service John. 
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Donation to the Caledon Library

Our director of Social Events, Brenda Alderdice and our President Ian Kittle were proud to present a $2000 donation to the Caledon Library to help them out with their new programs. Mary Maw and Colleen Lipp accepted the donation in the name of the Caledon Library at our last meeting.
Donation to the Caledon Library Bernie Rochon 2020-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
Brenda's Latest events. Bernie Rochon 2019-12-12 05:00:00Z 0

Haunted Firehall  for Halloween

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Nov 01, 2019
Brenda Alderdice and her Chuckwagon crew were part of and serviced the Halloween Haunted Firehall which was organised by The Albion Collision and of course a large crew of our Palgrave Firefighters. The entire event was a great success with more than 500 people attending.
Haunted Firehall for Halloween Bernie Rochon 2019-11-01 04:00:00Z 0

100 Women Care for Caledon

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Oct 24, 2019
 We were very proud to host  "100 Women Care for Caledon " at our meeting last night. The Bolton Rotary Club also joined us for that event which is always fun to do. Thank you for helping Caledon "100 Women Care for Caledon " . Your donations to local charities (more than $80,000) over the past 3 years have certainly help our community.
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100 Women Care for Caledon Bernie Rochon 2019-10-24 04:00:00Z 0

President Ian visiting English clubs

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Oct 09, 2019
President Ian attends Rotary Meeting at the Rayleigh Mill Rotary Club, Rayleigh, Essex, England in October, 2019, meeting two other Presidents
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Evening Gala

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Sep 22, 2019
Palgrave Rotary Evening Gala. Please SHARE. Thank you. Bernie
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Rotarian of the year award

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Aug 26, 2019
Palgrave Rotary awarded the Rotarian of the year for our club last week. President Ian presented the award to Jeff Ercul at our bi weekly meeting. Congratulations Jeff, it was well deserved.  Bernie
Rotarian of the year award Bernie Rochon 2019-08-26 04:00:00Z 0

BBQ at Hudspeth and Dean

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Aug 07, 2019
 Thanks to Darrell and Helena for hosting again this year a very well attended BBQ with 42 guests. Michele Belanger and Allison Rende catered a very beautiful dinner eaten outside in the impressive gardens of Helena and Darrell. President Ian was very proud to be able to present to us all 11 members of his family. Thanks to Natalie, Mary and Imtiaz for coordinating and running the evening. Cheers. Bernie
BBQ at Hudspeth and Dean Bernie Rochon 2019-08-07 04:00:00Z 0

Bethel Hospice Volunteers 

Posted by Ber on Aug 03, 2019
Bethel Hospice celebrated Volunteer Week by creating a celebration dinner and inviting all their volunteers. Palgrave Rotary's Chuck Wagon participated in furnishing this dinner and Warren and Cheryl May were there to prepare and serve some of the food. See the following link for a thank you note from Bethel Hospice management to all their volunteers. 
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The Terry Fox Run

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Jul 23, 2019

Sunday Sept. 15, 2019 at 8:00 am for registration and 9:00 am for the run.

Stationlands Park corner of Hyw. 50 and Brawton Dr. in Palgrave. 
Palgrave Rotary is again running this event. Free pancakes and coffee. 
  • Walk, Run, Ride, 
  • Great family event – all are welcome including dogs and cyclists. 
  • Non-competitive,  go at your own pace
  • Raise funds online, use a pledge sheet or donate at the Run

  • Create your own fundraising page
  • Share your progress through email and social media
  • Have fun!

Everyone is welcome to participate in a Terry Fox Run, regardless of age, athletic ability or socio-economic standing. While the Run does not have an entry fee or minimum donation we do ask all participants to fundraise or make a donation.   You can raise funds online, use a pledge sheet or make a donation at the Run site. Whatever your choice, please know that every dollar counts.

The Terry Fox Run Bernie Rochon 2019-07-23 04:00:00Z 0

Doane House Hospice project

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Jul 20, 2019

The Doane House Hospice of New Market is celebrating its 30th anniversary. So to celebrate this occasion they undertook to refurbish their House that was originally built in 1845 and moved to its current location on Yonge st. 30 years ago. As part of the refurbishing Palgrave Rotary Club funded all the window dressings and a new dishwasher with the generous help of Tottenham's Budget Blinds management. Happy anniversary Doane House Hospice.

"Hope and Healing Through Connection"
DHH is a dynamic non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life through the provision of non-medical support for those affected by or caring for an individual with a life-threatening illness, as well as bereavement support.

Doane House Hospice project Bernie Rochon 2019-07-20 04:00:00Z 0

BBQ at the Nicholson

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Jul 10, 2019
Thanks so much to Sandy and Doug Nicholson for hosting the Palgrave Rotary club for a BBQ evening at their beautiful property. Thirty one members of our club plus some friends of Rotary attended a beautiful meal catered by Michele Belanger  and Allison Witherspoon. Bernie
BBQ at the Nicholson Bernie Rochon 2019-07-10 04:00:00Z 0

John Cox 85th birthday celebrrartion

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Jun 27, 2019
One of our member, John Cox, celebrated is 85th birthday this week. More than 20 Rotarians and friends gathered at the Wishbone restaurant for dinner to celebrate his birthday. Brenda Alderdice organised the party and had a great birthday cake made with John's picture on it made of icing. A scrapbook with many pictures of John when he was a model for catalogues, were included. It was a very nice evening for John and much appreciated by him.  Happy Birthday John. Bernie
John Cox 85th birthday celebrrartion Bernie Rochon 2019-06-27 04:00:00Z 0

Palgrave Rotary Change over 2019 2020

Posted by Bernie Rochon
Today our Palgrave Rotary held the Change Over event which ends one year of administration by our President and all his directors. This important event took place at King's College School with champagne, appetizers and special dinner for all attending. President Jim Firth presented and announced the recipients of the John Davidson Award ( John Palmer), the Rotarian of the Year Award (Jeff Ercul), and three Paul Harris Awards ( Marie Jay, Pam Patterson, Diether Weeren).  He then welcomed President elect Ian KIttle and honored him with his new title as President of our club for the year 2019/2020.  It was a very nice evening attended by most of our members and some friends of Rotary. Lets wish President Ian and his new administration a great year of success and growth.  
Palgrave Rotary Change over 2019 2020 Bernie Rochon 2019-06-26 04:00:00Z 0

Sleeping Children Around the World.

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Jun 15, 2019
Our Palgrave Public School teamed up with its  students and parents to raise some monies to support SCAW (Sleeping Children Around the World). With all the students efforts the school was able to raise more than $1500. Palgrave Rotary for many years have offered and given a matching grant to what the school could raise. Hence we are all very happy to be able to donate over $3000 to SCAW this year  thanks to the Palgrave Public School students efforts, this will purchase 86 bed kits for needing children. Well done.  For more details look up the following
 Each $35 donation provides a bedkit that consists of a mat or mattress, pillow, sheet, blanket, mosquito net, clothes outfit, towel and school supplies. Bedkit contents vary from country to country depending upon local needs.
Sleeping Children Around the World. Bernie Rochon 2019-06-15 04:00:00Z 0

Camp Enterprise 2019

Posted by Bernie Rochon on May 31, 2019
Palgrave Rotary was involved and participated in this year's Camp Enterprise which was held earlier this year. 
Camp Enterprise provides senior high school students with an introduction to professional, business owner and management careers, through 3 ½ days of exposure to the private enterprise system, the art of negotiation skills, insights into business concepts and the opportunity to have face-to-face discussions with business leaders. For more information paste the following link on your browser. 
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Chuck Wagon at work with girl guides. 

Posted by Bernie Rochon on May 04, 2019
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
Chuck Wagon at work with girl guides. Bernie Rochon 2019-05-04 04:00:00Z 0

The Meaghan Zaremba Music room

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Feb 06, 2019
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. 
The Meaghan Zaremba Music room Bernie Rochon 2019-02-06 05:00:00Z 0

Bolton Sea Cadets Presentation

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Jan 11, 2019
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. 
Bolton Sea Cadets Presentation Bernie Rochon 2019-01-11 05:00:00Z 0

Meals on Wheels

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Dec 11, 2018
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. 
Meals on Wheels Bernie Rochon 2018-12-11 05:00:00Z 0

Alpha Dogs presentation

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Dec 10, 2018

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. 
Alpha Dogs presentation Bernie Rochon 2018-12-10 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary Gala Success

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Dec 01, 2018
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. 
Rotary Gala Success Bernie Rochon 2018-12-01 05:00:00Z 0

Palgrave Christmas Tree Lighting event 

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Nov 24, 2018
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. 
Palgrave Christmas Tree Lighting event Bernie Rochon 2018-11-24 05:00:00Z 0

Norma Bangay Park 

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Nov 12, 2018
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. 
Norma Bangay Park Bernie Rochon 2018-11-12 05:00:00Z 0

Halloween with Albion Hill  Auto Collision

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Oct 31, 2018
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.  
Halloween with Albion Hill Auto Collision Bernie Rochon 2018-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Gala 2018 Bernie Rochon 2018-10-04 04:00:00Z 0

Terry Fox  donations through Rotary

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Aug 27, 2018

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. 

Terry Fox donations through Rotary Bernie Rochon 2018-08-27 04:00:00Z 1

BBQ at the Ferens and Firth Home

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Aug 22, 2018
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
BBQ at the Ferens and Firth Home Bernie Rochon 2018-08-22 04:00:00Z 0

Filipe's  Horseback ride to South America

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Jul 25, 2018
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.
Filipe's Horseback ride to South America Bernie Rochon 2018-07-25 04:00:00Z 0

BBQ at the Nicholson's

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Jul 18, 2018
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.
BBQ at the Nicholson's Bernie Rochon 2018-07-18 04:00:00Z 0
Wines of the World 2018 Bernie Rochon 2018-07-08 04:00:00Z 0

International Convention dinner in Palgrave

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Jul 06, 2018
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
International Convention dinner in Palgrave Bernie Rochon 2018-07-06 04:00:00Z 0

Canada Day at Albion Hill Conservation.

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Jul 01, 2018
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.
Canada Day at Albion Hill Conservation. Bernie Rochon 2018-07-01 04:00:00Z 0

Jeff Ercul becomes an Active Member

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. 
Jeff Ercul becomes an Active Member Bernie Rochon 2018-06-20 04:00:00Z 0

Changeover Dinner Event

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Jun 20, 2018

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. 

Changeover Dinner Event Bernie Rochon 2018-06-20 04:00:00Z 0

Bolton Rotary hosts Palgrave Rotary

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Jun 05, 2018
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
Bolton Rotary hosts Palgrave Rotary Bernie Rochon 2018-06-05 04:00:00Z 0

New Active Member Inductions

Posted by Bernie Rochon
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 
New Active Member Inductions Bernie Rochon 2018-05-30 04:00:00Z 0

District Indigenous Resource Committee

Posted by Bernie Rochon on May 16, 2018
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.
District Indigenous Resource Committee Bernie Rochon 2018-05-16 04:00:00Z 0
Norma Bangay Park Bernie Rochon 2018-05-16 04:00:00Z 0

Our refugees have arrived

Posted by Bernie Rochon on May 16, 2018
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
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Volunteers serving Bolton Senior Centre

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Apr 19, 2018
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
Volunteers serving Bolton Senior Centre Bernie Rochon 2018-04-19 04:00:00Z 0

Hockey equipment donation with reward.

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Mar 30, 2018
From: Maureen Wainwright <>
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 ...


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
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Posted by Bernie Rochon on Feb 21, 2018
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
CLUB MEETING PALGRAVE AND BOLTON CLUBS Bernie Rochon 2018-02-21 05:00:00Z 0

Fun Breakfast this Saturday

Posted on Feb 20, 2018
Join in for breakfast to help out for the Special Needs Programs in Caledon Schools. Help Bolton Rotary with this cause. 
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Bed Kits for Children Worldwide

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Feb 20, 2018

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.
Bed Kits for Children Worldwide Bernie Rochon 2018-02-20 05:00:00Z 0

Downsizing with Brenda Alderdice

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Feb 07, 2018
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. 
Downsizing with Brenda Alderdice Bernie Rochon 2018-02-07 05:00:00Z 0

Palgrave Westview Park Project

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Jan 15, 2018
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 or 647-290- 9126 to make a donation to the Westview Park (Norma
Bangay) Accessibility Upgrade Project.  Thank you for your support.
Palgrave Westview Park Project Bernie Rochon 2018-01-15 05:00:00Z 0

Visit with Bam in Thailand

Posted on Dec 14, 2017
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.
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Our Holiday Season Celebration

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Dec 13, 2017
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 Holiday Season Celebration Bernie Rochon 2017-12-13 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary and Meals on Wheels

Posted on Dec 02, 2017
Our club was proud to supply and deliver some meals for Meals on Wheels operation. 
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Samantha Ferens and Ian Kittle Classifications Bernie Rochon 2017-11-29 05:00:00Z 0

 Used Hockey Equipment for Indigenous. 

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Nov 26, 2017
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
Used Hockey Equipment for Indigenous. Bernie Rochon 2017-11-26 05:00:00Z 0

D.G. Kathleen Dick visiting our Club

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Sep 27, 2017
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. 
D.G. Kathleen Dick visiting our Club Bernie Rochon 2017-09-27 04:00:00Z 0

Terry Fox Run

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Sep 17, 2017
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. 
Terry Fox Run Bernie Rochon 2017-09-17 04:00:00Z 0

BBQ at President  Doug

Posted on Sep 13, 2017
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. 
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BBQ at the Walters

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Aug 16, 2017
Thanks to Nadine and Gary, the evening was a real success. Here are a few of the people that attended out of 31 guests. 
BBQ at the Walters Bernie Rochon 2017-08-16 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary BBQ at the Rustja

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Aug 03, 2017
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.
Rotary BBQ at the Rustja Bernie Rochon 2017-08-03 04:00:00Z 0

Moving Road Sign

Posted on Jul 19, 2017
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 
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Alfa Dogs 

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Jul 05, 2017
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. 
Alfa Dogs Bernie Rochon 2017-07-05 04:00:00Z 0

Change Over Event 2017

The Change Over night took place on June 28th 2017. Doug Nicholson became our new president and President Janet Clark became our new Past President. Many awards were given out to dedicated members. Wearing hats was the theme for that evening. Sam Ferens and Doug Nicholson's families came to be part of the presentation. It was a great evening enjoyed by all.  
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Krysta Cadden Paul Harris Fellowship award.

Posted on May 31, 2017
Krysta was awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship award after 4 years of dedicated and innovative hard work for our Club. Krysta managed and organized many of our most important events while being also the Director for Youth at our club. We unfortunately will be losing her as she will be moving to Nova Scotia in August of this year. Thank you so much for your input and your vision for our club. You will be profoundly missed. Goodbye dear friend. 
Krysta Cadden Paul Harris Fellowship award. 2017-05-31 04:00:00Z 0

Palgrave Garage Sale

Posted on May 13, 2017
Palgrave First group in cooperation with the Rotary club of Palgrave and the support of the local Firehall organized the first Palgrave Community Garage Sale. It was a real success with all the generous donations from local residents. All the proceeds will be directed to improving the Palgrave tree lighting. Thank you Palgrave First.
Palgrave Garage Sale 2017-05-13 04:00:00Z 0

Volunteer's Luncheon at Bolton Senior Centre

Posted on Apr 27, 2017
Palgrave Rotary and Friends of Rotary helped to set up, serve and clean up for the volunteer's luncheon at the Senior Centre in Bolton.  Fifteen members and friends worked 2 shifts serving 70 volunteers. It was lots of fun. 
Volunteer's Luncheon at Bolton Senior Centre 2017-04-27 04:00:00Z 0

Club Visioning Meeting

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Apr 01, 2017
We all had (23 members) a very instructive and creative meeting at the community centre of the local United Church. For 6 hours we all endeavoured to project how our club should develop and continue to be successful through a visioning session. 
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Club Visioning Meeting Bernie Rochon 2017-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Gord Barr presenting history of our club

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Mar 15, 2017
One of our more senior member, Gord Barr, made a PowerPoint presentation to our club covering many of the years of his membership. He joined our club in 1984 and since then has participated in just about every major project that our club has undertaken. Thanks Gord for a great evening full of memories.
Gord Barr presenting history of our club Bernie Rochon 2017-03-15 04:00:00Z 0

Janet Gray presented with her Paul Harris pin

At the January 18 meeting - President Janet Clark was honoured to presented member Janet Gray with her Paul Harris award and pin. Congratulations Janet on your accomplishment!
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Palgrave Pond - Open for the Season!

It's time to lace up your skates again all ... the Palgrave Pond is up and running for the season!  Thanks to the efforts of the Palgrave Volunteer Fire Fighters and their mighty crew of Ice Angels.
Click here for another great video of the pond courtesy of Adam Stevens - who also filmed the Ice Angel short movie tribute to our local Ice Angel - Ken Hunt.
See you all at the Pond!
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Oh What a Night!

Rotarians, friends, family, guests and sponsors danced the night away at the Caledon Estates Banquet Hall on Saturday November 26th for our Annual Auction Gala event. See below for some photos and be sure to visit to see all of the great photos (100+) courtesy of Pete Paterson Photography   
Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Rotary Club of Palgrave!
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Caledon Meals on Wheels Frozen Meal Delivery

On Friday November 18th, members assisted Caledon Meals on Wheels volunteers in delivering frozen meals to their regular clients. Each year, our Club funds these frozen meals which are used in times of inclement weather when volunteer drivers cannot get around the city safely to deliver hot meals to the clients. 
Caledon Meals on Wheels Frozen Meal Delivery 2016-11-20 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Award presentation 

Posted on Nov 09, 2016
Pres Janet was then honored to present two Paul Harris Awards ... one to Gary Walters who received his +2 pin and one to Ross Farrelly who received his +1 pin. Congratulations to both of these long standing members. 
Paul Harris Award presentation 2016-11-09 05:00:00Z 0

Palgrave & Bolton Clubs co-sponsor Caledon Parent-Child Centre

The Rotary Clubs of Palgrave and Bolton have partnered together to co-sponsor the Let's Get Together Program at the Caledon Parent-Child Centre for one full year. This will ensure that this key program that offers support to families of children with disabilities 2 nights a month at the Bolton location will continue uninterrupted for 12 months. Members of both Clubs surprised Teresa Colasanti (Executive Director) and Ailsa Stanners-Moroz (Program Manager) at the centre on Monday October 31 with the news ... 
Palgrave &amp; Bolton Clubs co-sponsor Caledon Parent-Child Centre 2016-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
Save the Date - 2016 Silent Auction Gala 2016-09-27 04:00:00Z 0

Peace Ranch Open House

Rotary Club of Palgrave members helping out on Chuck at the Peace Ranch Open House on Sunday September 11, 2016
Derek, Ross, Samantha, Brenda and Pam served up lunch for all 
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Palgrave Rotarian's Build a Playground at My Sister's Place

On Tuesday August 23, a few of our esteemed Rotarians visited My Sister's Place - a women's shelter in Alliston - to assist with the installation of the children's playground our Club funded for them.  They were touched when one of the children living at the shelter discovered the new playground and was very, very excited! Great job team!
Palgrave Rotarian's Build a Playground at My Sister's Place 2016-08-25 04:00:00Z 0

Change over 2016

Posted on Jul 04, 2016
Galleries of pictures depicting the evening and the members and guests that attended. Presentation to Rotarian of the Year to Ian Kittle; Paul Harris Fellow awards to Warren May and Tom Fuller; John Davidson Memorial award presented to Diether Weeren. Our new president Janet Clark was handed over the official gavel and Jim Firth became our new PP and was given a plaque with a gavel and many more bar joke items.  
Change over 2016 2016-07-04 04:00:00Z 0
Max Layton at Palgrave Rotary 2016-05-18 04:00:00Z 0
Palgrave Rotary Open House in Caledon East - Wed. April 6, 2016 2016-04-06 04:00:00Z 0
Warren May receiving the Speaker mug 2016-03-03 05:00:00Z 0

Palgrave Rotary on Breakfast Television

Posted by Krysta Cadden
On Monday February 29 - Brenda and Krysta were live on scene with Jennifer Valentyne and the City TV Breakfast TV Crew to celebrate Meaghan Zaremba's Music Room at the Tisho Music Academy. There was singing, dancing and even head shaving - Meaghan shaved her head to raise funds for her program!
See all 5 segments here:
Palgrave Rotary on Breakfast Television Krysta Cadden 2016-02-29 05:00:00Z 0

Palgrave Rotary collecting Hockey equipment.

Posted on Feb 22, 2016

Palgrave Rotary needs Hockey Equipment

Thank you Caledon.

No more than 10 days ago, Susan Hicks from the Palgrave Rotary put out a request for new or slightly used hockey equipment that would be sent to John C. Yesno Indigenous School in Fort Hope, Ont. which is situated 3.5 hrs. Northeast of Thunder Bay. We partnered with Gerry Lue from the Etobicoke Rotary Club who were the lead on setting up this project.  Our members and friends of Palgrave Rotary jumped on board and reached out to the community and we have had a stunning response.
 The families of the Caledon Hawks were able to help out after Caledon Rep Hockey connected with 20 teams.  Sandra Tomona rallied the Investors Group team & received amazing donations from Caledon Women’s Hockey League, & Rexdale Women’s Hockey League.  Also Patti Foley and her “JustSayin” internet publication and Heather Savage of the Caledon Parks and Recreation department both passed on our message. The response has been overwhelming.
Here are the results:
260 Pcs. of equipment (hockey stick, pads, helmets etc.…)
326 Hockey Sweaters
175 pr. Of Hockey socks.
75 pr. Of skates.
17 full size hockey bags
Palgrave Rotary club would like to thank all the families and hockey teams that went out of their way to make this such a successful project with just 10 days’ notice. We are so grateful for your continued help and support.
\Palgrave Rotary
Bernie Rochon
Palgrave Rotary collecting Hockey equipment. 2016-02-22 05:00:00Z 0

My Sister's Place Alliston

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Feb 17, 2016
 Our club presented a $4000 donation to Deborah Herrington and Jenn Cloutier-Jury representing My Sister's Place in Alliston. This to help build a new playground. 
My Sister's Place Alliston Bernie Rochon 2016-02-17 05:00:00Z 0
The Palgrave Pond opens for another season! 2016-01-25 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris pin presentation

Posted by Bernie Rochon on Jan 09, 2016
Pres Jim  presented Paul Harris pins to Gary Walters, Darrell Hudspeth and Susan Hicks
Paul Harris pin presentation Bernie Rochon 2016-01-09 05:00:00Z 0

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels receive $6200 donation and delivery service from Palgrave Rotary
Meals on Wheels 2015-12-10 05:00:00Z 0
Mayor Allan Thompson Becomes an Honorary Member 2015-12-08 05:00:00Z 0
Community Tree Lighting Attracts over 300!! Callen Hageman 2015-12-01 05:00:00Z 0
District Governor and Assistant Governor Visit Palgrave Rotray Callen Hageman 2015-11-25 05:00:00Z 0
Community Tree Lighting Callen Hageman 2015-11-19 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Supports Meals on Wheels Callen Hageman 2015-11-16 05:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Fellow

Mike Gauthier receiving the Paul Harris Fellow award from President Jim
Firth. Congratulations Mike!!
Paul Harris Fellow Callen Hageman 2015-11-13 05:00:00Z 0
Caledon East Children's Place BBQ Yard Sale Fundraiser Callen Hageman 2015-11-07 05:00:00Z 0
Get Your Tickets Now for the Annual Gala & Auction!!! 2015-10-22 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Fellowship with TRCA Callen Hageman 2015-10-13 04:00:00Z 0

Multi Club Rotary Meeting

Clubs from Palgrave, Bolton, Mississauga City Centre, Orangeville and Erin
met together for a fun evening and exchange club banners with Pathik Shukla
former governor from a district in India.

Multi Club Rotary Meeting Callen Hageman #023 2015-09-27 04:00:00Z 0
Out Bound Exchange Report from Thailand - Ella Barnard/Torfa Callen Hageman #023 2015-09-15 04:00:00Z 0

Visit from Former Members and Good Friends

On September 9th, we were visited by some great friends and former members - Trevor Hawkes (aka 'the Outlaw'), Geoff Dilley and Ken Weber (who was also our speaker for the evening).
Visit from Former Members and Good Friends 2015-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Ferguson Walk and Family Transition Callen Hageman #023 2015-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
Former Mayor Morrison Addresses Club Callen Hageman #023 2015-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
Inbound Rotary Exchange Student Dami from Taiwan Callen Hageman #023 2015-08-30 04:00:00Z 0
Outbound Exchange Student Ella Barnard Arrives in Thailand Callen Hageman #023 2015-08-14 04:00:00Z 0

Project Venu

Hajra Wilson received a donation from our club which was presented  by
Ricardo Aldrey. Hajra represented Venu Project who is in helping children
that need a cataract operations in India.
Project Venu Callen Hageman #023 2015-08-06 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary on Cavalier's new Community Trailer 2015-08-06 04:00:00Z 0

These Girls Can Too!

Krysta presented Nadia Zanardi and Danielle Scepanovic, who outlined "Girls Can Too Project" in affiliation with Bolton Camp.
These Girls Can Too! Callen Hageman #023 2015-07-31 04:00:00Z 0
Helix Hearing Care Presents to Rotary Callen Hageman #023 2015-07-23 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome to Rotary Gordon! Callen Hageman #023 2015-07-16 04:00:00Z 0

Caledon Loops and Lattes Hikes

Nicola Ross addressing the club with her activity book Caledon Loops and Lattes.  An opportunity for us all to become more fit!
Caledon Loops and Lattes Hikes Callen Hageman #023 2015-07-14 04:00:00Z 0

Wines of the World

These pictures from our successful Wines of the World event on June 6, 2015 were taken by Snap Caledon who gave us permission to put these on our web site.
Thank you Snap Caledon for your great coverage of our event!
Wines of the World Snap Caledon 2015-07-07 04:00:00Z 0
John Davidson Award - Darrell Hudspeth Callen Hageman #023 2015-06-30 04:00:00Z 0
Thanks for the Great Food at WoW!! 2015-06-20 04:00:00Z 0
Pan-Am Torch Relay Stop 2015-06-09 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Welcomes Greg Scott 2015-06-08 04:00:00Z 0
El Hogar Benefits Young Children in Honduras Bernie Rochon (#043) 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
Volunteers Lunch at Caledon Senior Centre Bernie Rochon (#043) 2015-04-26 00:00:00Z 0

Palgrave Rotary Supports CPCC

On March 11, the Rotary Club of Palgrave presented the Caledon Parent-Child Centre with a donation of $2,500 in support of the Let's Get Together program.
In the photo: Teresa Colasanti, Executive Director CPCC, Nicole Deckert Fund Development Officer CPCC, Krysta Cadden, PRC Youth Director, David, Melanie and Everett - participants of the Let's Get Together program at CPCC.
Palgrave Rotary Supports CPCC Krysta Cadden 2015-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Tin Roof Globla Project Callen Hageman 2015-02-19 00:00:00Z 0
SCAW Benefits from the Birthday Boys! Callen Hageman 2015-02-12 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Distributes Dictionaries Callen Hageman 2015-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Presentation to the Carson Foundation, Palgrave Callen Hageman 2015-02-06 00:00:00Z 0

Palgrave Pond

Palgrave pond skating rinks maintained by Ken Hunt and supported by
Palgrave Rotary - Jan 31, 2015
Palgrave Pond Callen Hageman 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Palgrave Community Kitchen Upgrades Callen Hageman 2015-01-30 00:00:00Z 0

Donna Acheson Joins Rotary

Posted by Callen Hageman
Our newest member, Donna Acheson, is inducted into Rotary by Ian Kittle!  Welcome Donna!!
Donna Acheson Joins Rotary Callen Hageman 2015-01-29 00:00:00Z 0

Humberview Robotics Support

Posted by Callen Hageman
Support for Humberview Robotics Project By Rotary Club of Palgrave almost automated!!
Humberview Robotics Support Callen Hageman 2015-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Our Club Continues to Support Caledon Meals on Wheels Callen Hageman 2015-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Santa's Final Visit to the Orange Hall Callen Hageman 2015-01-07 00:00:00Z 0

A Fond Farewell to Our Rotary Home for the Past 32 Years!!

Posted by Callen Hageman
Lots of great projects and service originated within these walls over the past three decades ... many fond memories, lifelong friendships and service started here!!  Orange Hall, you have served us well!!
A Fond Farewell to Our Rotary Home for the Past 32 Years!! Callen Hageman 2015-01-07 00:00:00Z 0

Winner of Palgrave Christmas Lighting Contest

Posted by Callen Hageman
Congratulations to Elaine Varral for a beautiful Christmas home Lighting! ... and a meal courtesy of the Market Hill Cafe and Restaurant in Mono Mills!!
Winner of Palgrave Christmas Lighting Contest Callen Hageman 2015-01-07 00:00:00Z 0

Home James Receives support from Rotary Club of Palgrave

Posted by Bernie Rochon
Home James received a donation of $2000 from The Palgrave Rotary club.
Tayler Parnaby, the Chair of HomeJames, received the donation from Brenda
Alderdice and Warren Mayy the President of the club.
Home James Receives support from Rotary Club of Palgrave Bernie Rochon 2014-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Derek Clark New Associate Member Callen Hageman 2014-12-06 00:00:00Z 0

Happy Birthday Boys! Farewell Peter!!

Posted by Callen Hageman
The ladies sang a memorable Happy Birthday to Warren and Peter - 'twas Peter Swain's swan song before heading off for England. (am sure we will see him again!!)
Happy Birthday Boys! Farewell Peter!! Callen Hageman 2014-12-05 00:00:00Z 0

Steven Rudnik Inducted

Posted by Callen Hageman
Steven Rudnik being inducted (induced!! laugh) as our latest Associate Member by his wife Elizabeth (a relatively new member herself!! yes).
Steven Rudnik Inducted Callen Hageman 2014-12-04 00:00:00Z 0

2014 Silent Auction Gala - What a Success!

Posted by Krysta Cadden
Thank you to all who joined us at our annual Silent Auction Gala on Saturday November 15, 2014 at the Royal Ambassador in Caledon East. It was a GREAT evening and a HUGE success for the Rotary Club of Palgrave. Because of your generosity, we raised over $35,000 that will go directly towards Palgrave Rotary Projects - locally and internationally.
Below is a collage of some of the photos from the night (many are posted on - go to events, find the Rotary logo, passcode is Palgrave2014) - what a fun group of folks we are!
Again, thanks to all for coming out and sharing in the fun and helping to continue to support the good that Rotary does.
2014 Silent Auction Gala - What a Success! Krysta Cadden 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of Elisabeth Rudnik as an Associate Member Craig Robbins 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Award Winners-Janet Gray and Wendy Evangelista Congratulations! Craig Robbins 2014-09-24 00:00:00Z 0
Nikola Boadway becomes a full time member Craig Robbins 2014-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Terry Fox Run at Stationlands Park, Palgrave Craig Robbins 2014-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Robert Matson- Youth Award Winner Craig Robbins 2014-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Our club receives recognition for the construction of the greenhouse at Peace Ranch Craig Robbins 2014-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Supports Local Cubs and Beavers Callen Hageman 2014-07-16 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarian of the Year 2013-2014 - Krysta Cadden Callen Hageman 2014-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Change Over 2014-2015 Callen Hageman 2014-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Canada Day, Eh!! Callen Hageman 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Some PICs from Wines of the World 2014 Craig Robbins 2014-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Group Photo with Victoria Craig Robbins 2014-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Opening of Bolton Rotary Peace Park Craig Robbins 2014-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Victoria receiving a gift from Krysta Craig Robbins 2014-06-16 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of Greg and Gord as Associate Members and Sandra as a full time member Craig Robbins 2014-06-16 00:00:00Z 0
Farewell to Alan and Jennifer Whike Craig Robbins 2014-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Ron and Peter welcome Ian Kittle as a full time member. Welcome Ian! Craig Robbins 2014-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Release of 20,000 Salmon Fingerlings into the Humber River Craig Robbins 2014-05-25 00:00:00Z 0

Olive Branch for children

Posted by Craig Robbins on May 15, 2014

Pam Leudke, Jamie Rossiter, Ginette McCracken and Wayne McCracken from Olive Branch for children receive a cheque for $10,000 which supports the teaching of children in Tanzania.Image

Olive Branch for children Craig Robbins 2014-05-16 00:00:00Z 0

Peace Ranch-Greenhouse

Posted by Craig Robbins on May 15, 2014

Debbie Robertson from Peace Ranch accepts a cheque of $10,000 towards the Greenhouse project in support of their market garden.Image

Peace Ranch-Greenhouse Craig Robbins 2014-05-16 00:00:00Z 0

Stem Cell Dinner for Diabetes-Thursday May 1

Posted by Craig Robbins on May 04, 2014

Three hundred people attended the stem cell dinner for diabetes held at the Royal Ambassador on Thursday May 1. The speakers were Dr. Gary Lewis FRCPC,MD and Dr. Maria Cristina Nostro Phd. The MC was Rotarian Murray Stewart (Bolton)ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage and Assistant Area Governor Brian Gentles thanked the speakers.

Stem Cell Dinner for Diabetes-Thursday May 1 Craig Robbins 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z 0

Cheque presentation to David Lockett of PACT

Posted by Craig Robbins on May 04, 2014

PACT stands for Participation, Acknowledgement, Commitmment and Transformation-It empowers and supports youth through Lifeskills Community Service Programs and Lifeplan Coaching for high risk youth in conflict with the law.Image

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Janet Clark gave her classification speech on Wednesday, January 8 Craig Robbins 2014-01-10 00:00:00Z 0

Caledon Parent & Child

Posted by Ross Farrelly on Dec 10, 2013

 Ross, Amanda and their son Rowan help accept our support cheque to support the efforts of the Caledon Parent & Child Centre


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Santa Appears to Surprise Victoria at Palgrave Tree Lighting!! Callen Hageman 2013-12-07 00:00:00Z 0

2013 Auction Gala is a Huge success!

Posted by Terry Cutts on Nov 22, 2013

Thanks to Krysta Cadden, & Brenda Alderdice, with support from Warren May, Bob Hopson, Trevor Hawkes and Joe Sheppard.

A great night was had by all.

We have learned that our check in and check out needs tweaking ..... so next year's Gala will be better than ever!

Thank you all Rotarians, donors and sponsors!

Special shout out to our LIVE auctioneer Tom Dolson, HVTA volunteers and the Cutts and Chauvin kids from Humberview... thanks !

Thank you Musical guests Phillip Darley and Andre and the J-Tones a great night of music and dance.

Terry Cutts

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Christmas Tree Lighting Dec 7, 2013 5:30 PM at Palgrave Stationlands Park Callen Hageman 2013-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Victoria and Abigail Fawcett ,outbound student from Bollton Rotary, at the UN Craig Robbins 2013-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Diether attending the UN conference in New York Craig Robbins 2013-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Our newest Associate Members, Ian and Nikola Craig Robbins 2013-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
Foundation for the Greenhouse at Peace Ranch Craig Robbins 2013-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Excavations for the Greenhouse at Peace Ranch Craig Robbins 2013-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
Guests Tim Maloney, Aldo Viganovich and Geof Kittle at meeting on Mercy Ships Craig Robbins 2013-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Krysta Cadden-our newest full time member Craig Robbins 2013-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Rap Star ADG introduces Rap Star DG Craig Robbins 2013-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Our Club's Newest Exchange Student, Victoria Costacurta Craig Robbins 2013-08-29 00:00:00Z 0
Canada Day, eh! Callen Hageman 2013-07-01 00:00:00Z 0

Letter to Rotary members from Paul Manchester

Posted by Craig Robbins on Jun 28, 2013

Paul Manchester is a platinum sponsor at our Wines of the World Event and has sent us a letter listing the winners of the wine draw at his booth and the 50/50 draw

Dear Rotary Members,

As a Platinum sponsor of Palgrave Rotary’s Wines of the World, we are pleased to announce the winners of our own Vintage Wine Draw.  Congratulations to the following lucky winners!

Cheryl Babcock

            Rosso ca del Merlo - 2003- Veneto

Bryce Clark

            Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon -2007

Barry Eversley

            Don Melcher Cabernet Sauvignon - 2008

Susan Leslie

            Elderton Shiraz - 2008 Barossa

Maureen Marley

            Marry Edwards Pinot Noir -2009

Marilyn McLaughlan

            Altesino Brunello Di Montalcino -2007 Tuscany

Robert Vaughan

            Chateau La Tour Carnet -2009 Bordeaux

Deborah Clarke

            Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon - 2010 Napa Valley

We also hosted a 50/50 draw where half the proceeds went to Palgrave Rotary and half was won by Mr. Jason Young of Toronto. 

Congratulations to Bernie and all the wonderful members for another very successful event.

We look forward to seeing all of you again next year.

A. Paul Manchester


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President Elect Ron ... and much more!! Callen Hageman 2013-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
WOW 2013 Success!! Callen Hageman 2013-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
Little Tykes Hike-Saturday May 11, 2013 Craig Robbins 2013-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Camp Enterprise -Thursday, May 9, 2013 Craig Robbins 2013-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Wines of the World 2013 Callen Hageman 2013-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Membership in Canada Callen Hageman 2013-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Snowfest 2013 Craig Robbins 2013-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Wayne Cowell and Dave Dryden at Palgrave School Craig Robbins 2013-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Pictures from Our Silent Auction Craig Robbins 2013-02-08 00:00:00Z 0
Jim Firth-New Associate Member Craig Robbins 2013-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Delaney Brogan Outbound Exchange Student Craig Robbins 2013-02-07 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our new Associate Member, Janet Clark Craig Robbins 2013-01-29 00:00:00Z 0
Grade Three Students at Caledon East Public School Craig Robbins 2013-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Induction of Marolyn Morrison as an honorary member Craig Robbins 2012-09-29 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Terry Cutts on Sep 12, 2012
Promising to be a great event with Andre and the J Tones performing, 

5:30 Champagne reception, 7:00 dinner, 

$60,000 in auction items. 
Live auctions & raffles.

Your very best in formal wear, show yourself off.

Contact all your friends and neighbours to join in.
NOVEMBER 17, 2012 SILENT AUCTION FORMAL GALA FUNDRAISER Terry Cutts 2012-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Hospital Equipment for South America Callen Hageman 2012-07-21 00:00:00Z 0

April Birthdays

Posted by Ross Farrelly on Apr 17, 2012
Happy Birthday to Gord and our exchange student Lars!!

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Outbound Rotary Exchange Update Callen Hageman 2012-03-21 00:00:00Z 0

Wines of the World 2012

Posted by Callen Hageman on Feb 28, 2012

Wines of the World

Come and join us for WOW’s 15th anniversary on June 8th at 6:00pm
at the Caledon Equestrian Park in Palgrave.


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SCAW 2012 at Palgrave Public School

Posted by Callen Hageman on Feb 28, 2012
These Grade 8 students contributed $350, enough to buy 10 bed kits for Sleeping Children Around the World. They presented the cheque to Dave Dryden recently.

SCAW 2012 at Palgrave Public School Callen Hageman 2012-02-29 00:00:00Z 0

Newest Member

Posted by Ross Farrelly on Feb 21, 2012

President Darryl and sponsor John Cox welcome David Gardner as a our newest member.
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Posted by Callen Hageman on Jan 14, 2012

Abbeyfield is an international society dedicateImaged to providing older people with affordable, companionable and secure housing in a family-sized household within their local

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Posted by Callen Hageman on Jan 10, 2012

Ascent of KilimanjaroFor those of you who missed a great presentation by Gail Grant click link below to re-live the adventure!!

Gail's Kilimanjaro Adventure


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Lottery Calendar Winners

Posted on Aug 24, 2011
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August-03-11 $  100.00 Mary MacdougallCaledon East
August-05-11 $    50.00 Neil LePiez
August-10-11 $  100.00 Maria KaminskiCaledon 
August-12-11 $    50.00 Peter harrisCaledon
August-17-11 $  100.00 Bob HopsonCaledon
August-19-11 $    50.00 Greg GubitzCaledon
August-24-11 $  100.00 Judy KujanpaaBolton
August-26-11 $    50.00 Lorna JenkinsonCaledon
 August  31-11 $100.00Mary Lisi 
 September 2-11 $50.00 Phil Hookey Caledon

Our 2011 Calendar was very successful the first winner was Rita Ried of Boton pictured here with Wendy Evangelista and Warren May

. Click below to see previous 2011 winners.
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Rotary ChangeOver Night Callen Hageman 2011-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation Thanks You! Callen Hageman 2011-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
BBQ Season starts at Rotary!! Callen Hageman 2011-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
14th Wines of the World Enjoyed by All! Callen Hageman 2011-06-10 00:00:00Z 0
Visit with "Dixie Chicks" Rotary Club Joseph Sheppard 2011-05-18 00:00:00Z 0

SCAW at Palgrave School

Posted by Callen Hageman on May 11, 2011
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 Jan. 25 marked the 20th year that Palgrave Public School and the Palgrave Rotary Club have contributed to Sleeping Children Around the World (SCAW), a charity that provides bed kits to children aged six to 12 in under-developed and developing nations.
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Luncheon for Volunteers at the Community Senior Centre Callen Hageman 2011-04-19 00:00:00Z 0

Dave Lockett from PACT

Posted by Callen Hageman on Apr 18, 2011
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Rotary Club of Palgrave makes donation of $3600 to  Dave Lockett from PACT an organization that mentors troubled youth in the community.
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Caledon Parent-Child Centre

Posted by Callen Hageman on Apr 18, 2011
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Maureen Thornton, was introduced as the Executive Director of the Caledon Parent-Child Centre.  The Centre is an Ontario Early Years Centre and Family Resource Centre that provides support resources and education that strengthen families, plus promotes the optimal development of children.  Maureen  gave an over-view of the program and then Ailsa, program Director spoke about one particular program, Special Needs Resource Program.  Fathers that participate in the program also addressed the membership. 
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Palgrave Rotary’s 14th annual “Wines of the World” set to go!!

Posted by Warren May on Mar 03, 2011
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 A  much anticipated community event arrives Friday June 10 at 6 pm when Palgrave  Rotary hosts its 14th annual “Wines of the World” tasting evening at  the Caledon Equestrian Park, on Pine Ave. in Palgrave.

More  than 25 members of the local business community continue to support the event through  their active sponsorships which promises to make the 2011 event, with more than  60 wines from 13 countries, an even greater success.

Heather Abrey photo/courtesy of The Caledon Enterprise

Palgrave Rotary’s 14th annual “Wines of the World” set to go!! Warren May 2011-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Sleeping Children Around the World Bed Kit Distribution - Honduras 2010 Callen Hageman 2011-02-10 00:00:00Z 0

Celebrating Halloween

Posted by Paul Bonnici on Oct 30, 2010
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 On October 31st, the Rotary Club of Palgrave, friends and neighbors came together to celebrate Halloween.  This photo was taken on Herriot street where these 3 trick or treaters loaded up their loot bags and enjoyed hot chocolate and hot apple cider provided by the Rotary Club of Palgrave Chuck wagon.
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GULU Walk - October 23

Posted by Callen Hageman on Oct 14, 2010
 The Toronto GULU Walk will be taking place, Saturday October 23
Consider your Member Directed Funds (MDF) !!

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Rotary Night at the Church Pub

Posted by Krysta Cadden

Rotarians gathered to celebrate the opening of The Church Pub in Palgrave recently ... congratulations Terry!











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Wine Tasting Tickets now on sale!

Posted by Warren May

Get your wine tasting tickets for the big event June 21 2014, before they are sold out!

This year will be another great event with all new wins new food and a new location in the equestrian park

To get tickets please look at the wine tasting website

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The Club Honours Wayne Cowell while also saying Bye Bye! Douglas Nicholson 0
Santa comes to Palgrave Ross Farrelly 0

Humberview Robotics Club

Posted by Ross Farrelly

Following a presentation by the Humberview robotics team, VP Jennifer Kipfer and Lead Teacher Tibor Torontali were presented with a cheque to support the development of the program.


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some of the many friends of the Gala ... thank you for your financial support Terry Cutts 0

Tottenham Food Bank

Posted by Ross Farrelly

President Ron and Community Services Director Susan present  our cheque to support the Tottenham Food Bank.



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Weekly Meeting - August 21, 2013

Posted by Douglas Nicholson

President Ron rang the opening bell right on time, even remembered to provide members with a 2 minute warning to re-charge their glasses.  Opening festivities lagged a tad and Bob was heard to comment that the 'Anthem" was suspect!  This brought forth a comment from Trevor that Bob's membership should be re-considered so it was obvious that although we cannot sing the Anthem very well Fellowship is alive and well!  The saving grace was our usual fine version of the Rotary Grace. 

DG Mike had the pleasure of introducing our only guest, and speaker, Brian Harkness who is a former member and now with a club up north an hour or so away.  Brian informed the club that he felt our Anthem was O K and Rotary Grace great!!  Go figure.

President Ron must stay awake at night working on the perfect solution for table order for the buffet dinner.  After tonight's plan he will have many more sleepless nights!  Or should have!!  The twilight zone seems to have settled in around Palgrave. The members seem to listen to Pres Ron and then sort it out themselves.  Either way it works.

P P Diether used some air time to advise the club that our inbound student Victoria will arrive Sunday from Brazil and will initially stay with Diether & Eva.  Victroia will then move in with DG Mike & Karen, her first host family.  P P Diether requested members please keep Victoria in mind for any events or functions they may be attending or planning and please invite her so as to add to her experiences in Canada.  Diether will be her counselor for the year so please contact him if you would like to invite Victoria to an event.

Wayne then addressed the club as our Youth Exchange officer requesting at least one additional host family for Victoria's year, probably May - July next year.  There are 2 non-Rotarian families volunteering so far so we need at least one additional host and if more Rotarians come forward the better as Victoria is a Rotarian Exchange Student!!  Wayne then went on to inform the club that he will probably be moving to Westport ON next fall so we will need a replacement youth Exchange officer.  I for one would like to take this opportunity to thank Wayne for many years of dedicated service to the youth program and the results we have had is a testimony to his hard work.  Bob and Ross immediately made a motion that Wayne cannot leave, passed unanimously!!

Trevor advised the club that he was happy to be back form his summer at the cottage, anyone notice his absence?  Moving right along he then gave his normal comments about dues, VISA, overdue, laggards, I'm back, etc!!  Bottom line being that the VISA machine was set up and just a humming looking for cards.

Warren updated the club with reference to acquisition forms for the silent auction, available at the club as well as on-line.  Start early please, reminds me I must speak to AC for the sim.  Event is Nov 23 so let us get at it!  The club needs to sell 300 tickets and ideally it would be nice if each member brought in gifts or items for auction with a value of $800, averaged among all members of course.  Wendy you out there??  Of course she is.

Tom reminded the members of Terry Fox Day coming up on September 15th and a few volunteers are still needed so if able please contact Tom.  A great day for our community.

Pres Ron advised the club that Jim has accepted his invitation to be our 3d member of the Community Advisory Committee, joining Richard & Bernie.  We are in good hands.

Pres Ron reminded the club that our official dinner with DG Mike & Karen will be Sept 4th.  Would be great to have a the hall full of Rotarians, spouses and/or friends.  Mark your calenders.

 Wayne has volunteered to present a Rotary minute next regular meeting, Sept 4th.

Ross introduced our guest speaker, Brian Harkness, a former member of our club who spoke of the changes in aviation and why these have happened.  Brian is a retired Captain from Air Canada where he flew for 35 years.  Brian is currently New Generation Director with his club up north and passed out sponsor forms for a club event at his home club.  Brian also exchanged club banners with Pres Ron  On to events that have changed aviation!  Brian currently serves as a consultant to Air Canada working in the area of new policies and procedures dealing with new generation approach aids.  Events that have forced the aviation industry to look at itself unfortunately usually derive from incidents or accidents.  Brian started with the Swissair accident that ended up in the water close to Peggy Cove, why did it happen and what did we learn?  Primarily procedures were changed regarding smoke in the aircraft and how to create wire bundles in the a/c.  I could go on as to how the changes were implemented but will try to keep this reasonably concise.  Suffice it to say changes in procedures followed the lessons learned.  On the lighter side sometimes the lessons learned result in humerous events, like a Airbus 320 declaring an emergency and landing immediately for what turned out to be burned toast in the galley!  Brian went on to discuss 3 accidents Air France has had and applied the lessons learned to aviation today.  Some incidents/accidents result from a training/cultural problem and once recognized they must be addressed.  Korean Airlines would be a positive example of an airline recognizing they had a problem and addressing the problem quickly and positively.  Unfortunately there are examples that go the other direction.  Brian politely worked around the problem that the new generation of pilots tend to be under-trained today, lack the experience previous generations had and therefore present new challenges in training.  The discussion of automation in today's cockpit is on-going and something that must be addressed, vis-a-vi the Air France A 330 accident over the Atlantic.  Many feel that once the accountant mentality took over the airlines changes were made but not for the better.  This discussion could go on and on so suffice it to say that the membership seemed to enjoy the presentation and asked pertinent, interesting questions during the Q & A session that followed Brian's comments.  Bill asked an interesting question, why are young men and women still attracted to the profession today with such low starting salaries and poor working conditions?  The answer is that there is still the love of flying out there, and in my words "it beats working for a living"!  I would have hated to get a real job!!  Many thanks to Brian for a most interesting presentation, judging by the quietness of members while he was speaking the club obviously enjoyed  Your scribe had the pleasure of thanking Brian and presenting him a new coffee mug reminding him of his roots in Rotary.

Your scribe donated a bed kit for the usual rendition of Happy Birthday and was rewarded with a new low!!  I mean like a new LOW!!  Many thanks.

Happy Bucks were spent and if Nancy gets another hole-in-one we all get free drinks!

Warren was the Sergeant for the evening and made up for any lack of funds over the past few meetings.  He unfairly made the table where I was sitting pay a fine for $2 but what the heck, all for a good cause.  Pres Ron was fined and sent back to the drawing board for table selection, surprise, surprise.  Well done Warren! 

Janet returned from her cruise in Russia just in time to win the wine draw!  Well done.

Next week will be a Bar-B-Q with Gary & Nadine so please check in early, especially if bringing guests.  Yes Bob, a spousal event  See you there.

Have a super week, be well.

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Send quote to a friend
Woodrow T. Wilson (1856-1924) Twenty-eighth President of the USA.


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Palgrave Memorial Leadership Announcement

Posted by Ross Farrelly

The Rotary Club of Palgrave is pleased to announce the 2013 winner of the Leadership Award is Susan Robinson. Susan attended Mayfield Secondary School. Among her many achievements was the development and presentation of an anti-bullying program in area elementary schools. Runner-up for the award was Wolfegang Kornhauser. We wish to thank all those who nominated candidates. This year the selection committee considered 6 worthy applications. We appreciate greatly appreciate the contributions of all of these young people and wish them well in their future studies.

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Sea Cadets Thank Rotary

Posted by Callen Hageman
Bolton Sea Cadets thank the
Rotary Club of Palgrave for their
continued support!


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Sea Cadets Thank Rotary

Posted by Callen Hageman

Bolton Sea Cadets thank the Rotary Club of
Palgrave for their continued support


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Sleeping Children Around the World

Posted by Callen Hageman
Dave Dryden receiving our cheque to match the funds raised by the kids at Palgrave Public school. It's kind of unique that both International Service and Community Service is represented, since it spans both areas.Image
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Rotary Awareness Month

Posted by Callen Hageman
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We are a part of a multi-district, Ontario-wide television campaign to promote Rotary and hopefully encourage interest in membership. More than 754 spots, will air from mid January 2013 through mid February 2013, during Rotary Awareness Month, on The Canadian Television Network (CTV) and CTV Two Network.

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Palgrave Scouting

Posted by Ross Farrelly

 Brenda accepts our cheque in support of  Palgrave Scouting


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Spirit Tree Winery

Posted by Ross Farrelly
On October 10, forty of our members and guests were hosted on a winery tour and meal at Spirit Tree Winery on Boston Mills Road in western Caledon.
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Glassco Foundation Presentation

Posted by Ross Farrelly

Janet and Tom presented a cheque at our September 5 meeting to Colin Glassco  in support of the work of his Foundation in Zambia .
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Canada Day a Success!

Posted by David Hagenow

To all of you named below thank you so much. I think that we have proven to the club that this is a worthwhile fund raiser that should be pursued in future years. Considering that the attendance was down by about 35% from last year our totals are very good and the cost of administrating this event is nil outside of the water and the signage (which will only happen this first time).

I had suggested that we could reach $6000 in revenue if the attendance was the same as last year. As it turned out we collected $5893.56 with only 65% of last year’s attendance. If we reach the attendance of previous years again and we will, the revenue should reach close to $7500 in future years. The 2011 revenue for this event was at the same level as this year with parking fees forcing the donation.

Without the help of friends and neighbours that volunteered to help,  we could not have achieved what I thought was a very smooth operation  which also was lots of fun. So thank you Lymans, Grant, Evangelista, Dwyer and Hopsons. We did have 6 members that also participated in this endeavour. A big thank you to you also. WE DID IT!!!! AND IT WAS FUN WITH MUSIC AND DANCING.

Bernie Rochon

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Winners of Wine Draw

Posted by Craig Robbins
The following are the winners of the wine draw held by Paul Manchester, Scotia McLeod, one of our Platinum sponsors at Wines of the World:

  1. Shirley Armstrong-Chateau Langoa Barton, Saint-Julien, 2002
  2. Robert Bury- Two Hands Bella's Garden, Shiraz, 2009
  3. Linda Downey- Tignanello V, 2008
  4. Daphne Guest- Lan Rioja, Bodegas Spain, 2005
  5. L. Macks- Grgich Hills, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2008
  6. Hugh Phelan- Fattoria LePupille Saffredi, 2007
  7. Cynthia Trevelyan- Castel Giacondo DiMontalcino, 2003
  8. Alan Whike- Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon, 2006

Many thanks to all who participated in the draw.

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June 13 Happenings

Posted by Ross Farrelly
President Darrell welcomes our newest member, Terry Pavy, and Wanda Janes presented the club with a wall plaque in appreciation of the support the  Palgrave club has given the Bolton Sea Cadets.
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A Celebration!

Posted by Ross Farrelly
Our exchange student Lars and his host families, along with members of the May birthday club.
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Wines of the World 2012 - Wine Listings Callen Hageman 0

Community Shredding

Posted by Ross Farrelly


PE Diether and President Darrell assist event co-organizer Trevor  at our May 5 Shredding Day. The service was provided by Ian and Janice Chandler of the Carbon Neutral Shredding Co. Thank you to Susan and her committee for organizing this event.
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Camp Enterprise 2012

Posted by Ross Farrelly

A record of 17 club members joined Tayler Parnaby and this years participants from Humberview and Woodbridge Christian Secondary Schools.
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Seniors' Centre Appreciation Luncheon

Posted by Ross Farrelly
Thank you to all who volunteered to help serve and wash dishes at the Caledon Seniors' Centre Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.

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Operation Red Nose 2011

Posted by Ross Farrelly


Operation Red Nose 2011. Thank you all for another safe holiday season!

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New Members !

Posted by Ross Farrelly


We welcome Ricardo, Monique and George.

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Headwaters Presentation

Posted by Ross Farrelly


Cathy Campbell and Catherine Matzig attended the November 2 meeting to receive a cheque as a part of the club's support for our local hospital.

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Jazz Night

Posted by Callen Hageman

Be sure to get your tickets for the Swing'n Jazz Night Dinner & Dance,
Saturday, November 5, 2011, Glen Eagle Golf Club


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Terry Fox Run in Palgrave

Posted by Tom Fuller
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 This year's edition of the Terry Fox Run in Palgrave raised over $10,500.  Thanks go to the 175 participants and 32 volunteers who contributed to making the run such a resounding success.

FOUND at the park after the run:  2 jackets and one reporter's notebook - if these belong to you, contact Tom Fuller at 905-880-3774


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Winners of the Draw at Paul Manchester during Wines of the World

Posted by Warren May
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Please see the letter from Paul Manchester
Just a short note to thank the “Palgrave Rotary” for allowing us to participate in this year’s event.  We had a wonderful time and are thrilled that the club was able to raise over $30,000 again this year despite the not so perfect weather.   Congratulations to Bernie and all of the great volunteers that helped make this such a fun and very worthwhile event.


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Palgrave Rotary Celebrates Hospice Caledon

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Palgrave Rotary was pleased to present Hospice Caledon with a $2000 donation to help the wonderful work they are doing for the surrounding communities. They are an organization that is primarily volunteers, all 200 or so of them helping others live with dignity, choice, without pain in within the best possible quality of life. Check this great charitable foundation out @ hospicecaledonfoundation@hospice Gabriella Coe(Executive Director, Hospice Caledon) is featured with Palgrave Rotary's incoming President Joe Sheppard along with Club Rotarian Peter Swain. 


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Palgrave Rotary Christmas Tree Lighting

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It was another festive community gathering in Palgrave on Saturday, December 5th at Palgrave Rotary's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Crafts for kids, hay rides and carols were enjoyed by all. Club Rotarians hosted the evening and provided free hot beverages from their Chuck Wagon. It was a great family event!  A big thanks to all those Palgrave Rotarians and volunteers, for making it happen.

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Mike Gauthier/Paul Harris Recipient

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Mike is pictured here addressing the Club after receiving his Paul Harris Award from Palgrave Rotary. Mike too, has been honoured with this award to celebrate his commitment to Rotary and all it represents. He is another exemplary example of selfless giving for the good of others. Congratulations Mike, as fellow Rotarians we are delighted.
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Bernie Rochon/Paul Harris Recipient

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The Palgrave Rotary Club was delighted to present Bernie Rochon with the coveted Paul Harris Award for his ongoing exemplary commitment to community and giving. Congratulations Bernie, it is well deserved!
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A Big Thanks for a Successful 2009 Silent Auction

The Silent Auction Committee would like thank its Guests and fellow Rotarians for helping make this year's Silent Auction event a very worthwhile undertaking. The event raised in excess of $26,000 which will help fulfill Palgrave Rotary's many charitable commitments in 2010. You have all helped, once more, "to make a difference". And it is greatly appreciated.

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Palgrave Rotary's Change Over Night

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What a great night of celebration! A Black Tie event that thanked our out-going President Alan Whike for his leadership through 2008/2009 and welcomed our "first-ever" Lady President, Nancy Hageman. What a wonderful tribute to Rotary and the Club. And yes, she sure commands the attention from the members! Her ideas are new and bold and our 2009/2010 year will no doubt be one that will be remebered fondly and carried with a pride of accomplishment. We've got your back Nancy----go for it!

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