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We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Corner Perk Restaurant
103 Broadway St.
Tillsonburg, ON N4G3P5
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Notes from the meeting.

11 Rotarians and 3 guests attended at Corner Perk.  Guest:  Rachel Parker, Ryo (ROTEX), and Nancy Shields.

 

Rotary International's slogan for 2020-2021 is "Rotary Opens Opportunities".

 

President John Lohuis gave a presentation on Communities in Bloom for whom he is a judge and their visit to Lexington, Kentucky last year.

This is the 25th year for Communities in Bloom and they have been acquired by the Canadian Landscape Association. 

Communities in Bloom fosters civic pride in communities around the world and enhances green spaces.

Their criteria include tidiness, environmental factors, heritage conservation, urban forestry, landscapes and floral designs.

Lexington was founded in 1775 and now has a population of 330,000.  It is known as the Horse Capital of the World.

Until the 1840's, it had a large slavery commercial trade.  This continued for a while after that date despite regulations banning it.  John said the history of the Slave Trade in Lexington is mentioned but kept very muted.

The Rotary Club began there in 1915 and Rotary has been very active throughout the intervening years.  The Rotary Directory shows two clubs in Lexington today.

The city has pedestrian and bike paths, a historic clock (1830) on the street and decorative street lamps.  The streets have many (40) statues of horses located throughout the city.  John showed a photo of a street bench in the form of an open library book.  The first library was built in 1795 and in 1902, the Carnegie Library was constructed. 

There is lots of public art in the parks in Lexington.  John showed a photo of a downtown Off Leash Dog Park.  He also had photos of Keeneland Park, a large horse racing track and horse auction site.

 

The Tillsonburg Rotary Club announces the winners of the January Trip-of-the-Month Draw. On behalf of the Rotary Club of Tillsonburg, JOHN LOHUIS, President of the Rotary Club, congratulates the following winners of the Trip-of-the-Month draw:
 
 
1st Prize: # 0555 - Celeste Dawson
January Prize: Air Canada Vacations – Bellagio – Las Vegas, Nevada
2nd Prize $100: # 167 - Mary DeCloet
3rd Prize $75: # 301 - Chris Oliver
4th Prize $75: # 0354 - James Prouse
5th Prize $50: # 0169 - Cliff & Jacki McDowell
6th Prize $50: # 0444 - Holly Koss
7th Prize $50: #0410 - Magda Donck
 
Contact Information:
John Lohuis, President,
Rotary Club Tillsonburg
519-842-6780
ljohncanuck@hotmail.com

The Tillsonburg Rotary Club announces the winners of the November Trip-of- the-Month Draw. On behalf of the Rotary Club of Tillsonburg, JOHN LOHUIS, President of the Rotary Club, congratulates the following winners of the Trip-of-the-Month draw:

 

1st Prize: #0115 Marianne Sandham

November Prize: West Jet Vacations- Caesars Palace – Las Vegas, Nevada

 

2nd Prize $100: #0057 Ken & Olga Patterson

3rd Prize $75: #0406 Lindsey & Paul McLeish

4th Prize $75: #0282 Olga Patterson

5th Prize $50: #0452 Carla Cameron

6th Prize $50: #0552 Gail Mabee

7th Prize $50: #0370 Mary Lohuis


 

Contact Information:

 

John Lohuis, President,

Rotary Club Tillsonburg

519-842-6780

ljohncanuck@hotmail.com

 

 

The Tillsonburg Rotary Club announces the winners of the December Trip-of- the-Month Draw. On behalf of the Rotary Club of Tillsonburg, JOHN LOHUIS, President of the Rotary Club, congratulates the following winners of the Trip-of-the-Month draw:

 

1st Prize: #0259 – Colleen Szuba

December Prize: Transat – Ireland-Dublin, Galway & Kerry

 

2nd Prize $100: #0059 – Yean Armstrong

3rd Prize $75: #0202 – Kim Nethercott

4th Prize $75: #0350- Sien Cox

5th Prize $50: #0190 – Bob Sibley

6th Prize $50: #0262 – Larry Scanlan

7th Prize $50: #0141 – Dag Morris


 

Contact Information:

 

John Lohuis, President,

Rotary Club Tillsonburg

519-842-6780

ljohncanuck@hotmail.com

The Tillsonburg Rotary Club announces the winners of the December Trip-of- the-Month Draw. On behalf of the Rotary Club of Tillsonburg, JOHN LOHUIS, President of the Rotary Club, congratulates the following winners of the Trip-of-the-Month draw:

 

1st Prize: #0259 – Colleen Szuba

December Prize: Transat – Ireland-Dublin, Galway & Kerry

 

2nd Prize $100: #0059 – Yean Armstrong

3rd Prize $75: #0202 – Kim Nethercott

4th Prize $75: #0350- Sien Cox

5th Prize $50: #0190 – Bob Sibley

6th Prize $50: #0262 – Larry Scanlan

7th Prize $50: #0141 – Dag Morris


 

Contact Information:

 

John Lohuis, President,

Rotary Club Tillsonburg

519-842-6780

ljohncanuck@hotmail.com

 

 


 


 

The Tillsonburg Rotary Club announces the winners of the December Trip-of- the-Month Draw. On behalf of the Rotary Club of Tillsonburg, JOHN LOHUIS, President of the Rotary Club, congratulates the following winners of the Trip-of-the-Month draw:

 

1st Prize: #0259 – Colleen Szuba

December Prize: Transat – Ireland-Dublin, Galway & Kerry

 

2nd Prize $100: #0059 – Yean Armstrong

3rd Prize $75: #0202 – Kim Nethercott

4th Prize $75: #0350- Sien Cox

5th Prize $50: #0190 – Bob Sibley

6th Prize $50: #0262 – Larry Scanlan

7th Prize $50: #0141 – Dag Morris


 

Contact Information:

 

John Lohuis, President,

Rotary Club Tillsonburg

519-842-6780

ljohncanuck@hotmail.com

 

 


 


 


 


 

Here are the winners for July - Trip to Air Canada Vacations, San Diego, California

        Trip - John Labelle    $100 Marion Morris    $ 75 Kim Triska    $ 75 Colleen Szuba    $50  Dave Clergy   $ 50 Lyle Reckier      $ 50   Roy Fontaine

 

Winners for October - Air Canada Vacations, The Fairmont Banff - Banff Springs, Alberta

        Trip - Randy DeClercq    $100  Brad & Sara Clark    $75 Cliff & Jacki McDowell    $75 Vanessa Aykroyd   $50  Bryan Drinkwater   $50 Ashley Andrews

                                               $50 Leslie Martin

The Tillsonburg Rotary Club announces the winners of the September Trip-of- the-Month Draw. On behalf of the Rotary Club of Tillsonburg, JOHN LOHUIS, President of the Rotary Club, congratulates the following winners of the Trip-of-the-Month draw:

 

1st Prize: #0531 – Brad Hollister

September Prize: Great Canadian- Boston Sight Seeing Tour

 

2nd Prize $100: #0074 Brad & Sara Clark

3rd Prize $75: #0105 Marie Blake

4th Prize $75: #0500 Patricia Phelps

5th Prize $50: #0579 Wendy Phelps

6th Prize $50: #0572 Bill Hodgkinson

7th Prize $50: #0051 Linda & Dave Bertling


 

Contact Information:

 

John Lohuis, President,

Rotary Club Tillsonburg

519-842-6780

ljohncanuck@hotmail.com

 

 


 


 


 

 The Tillsonburg Rotary Club announces the winners of the August Trip-of- the-Month Draw.

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Tillsonburg, JOHN LOHUIS, President of the Rotary Club, congratulates the following winners of the Trip-of-the-Month draw:

 

1st Prize: #0398 Ann Schroder

July Prize: Hyatt Regency Montreal, Montreal, Quebec

 

2nd Prize $100: #0339 Sylvia Bakos

3rd Prize $75: #0282 Olga Patterson

4th Prize $75: #0507 Chris Ort

5th Prize $50: #0185 Laurie Beaver

6th Prize $50: #0538 Joan Weston

7th Prize $50: #0336 Pat & Kelly Luciani


 

Contact Information:

 

John Lohuis, President,

Rotary Club Tillsonburg

519-842-6780

ljohncanuck@hotmail.com

 

 


 


 

President Dave Rushton of the Rotary Club of Tillsonburg congratulates the following prize winners for the May Trip of the Month Draw.
 
1st Prize   #0141  Andrew Lohuis     Great Canadian - Nashville Music City, USA.
 
2nd Prize   $100   #0580    Brad Hollister.
3rd Prize    $75     #0299    John Sol.
4th Prize    $75     #0227    Stacey leighfield.
5th Prize    $50     #0445    John and Heather Lamont.
6th Prize    $50     #0569    Don Sanders.
7th Prize    $50     #0570    Sandra Tanghe.
 
Contact information:
 
David Rushton, President
Rotary Club of Tillsonburg.
(519) 709-7745
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Tillsonburg, President Dave Rushton congratulates the following winners of the April Trip of the Month draw.
 
First Prize  #0368   Ken Grenier
Signature Vacations - Riu Playa Blanca 5* - Panama
 
2nd Prize  $100  #0533  David Palmer
3rd Prize   $75    #0011  Olga Patterson
4th Prize   $75   # 0349  Trevor Stuyt
5th Prize   $50   #0335   Margaret Long
6th Prize   $50   #0075   Colleen Szuba
7th Prize   $50   #0558   Rebecca Duran
 
Contact information:
 
Dave Rushton, President
Rotary Club of Tillsonburg
519-709-7745
The Tillsonburg Rotary Club announces the February Trip of the Month winners.  President David Rushton congratulates the following winners.
 
1st Prize   #0415   Bill Collins
West Jet Vacations      Marriott Biscayne Bay - Miami, Florida
 
2nd Prize  $100   #0023      Arlene Sage
3rd Prize   $75     #0102     Aaron and Melissa Phillips
4th Prize   $75     #0497    Gerry Nicholson
5th Prize   $50    #0129    Sylvia Caputo
6th Prize   $50    #0326    Ruth Thornton
7th Prize   $50    #0374    Dave Dyer
 
Contact information:
 
David Rushton, President
The Rotary Club of Tillsonburg
(519)  709-7745
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Tillsonburg, President Dave Rushton congratulates the following winners of the Trip of the Month Draw.
 
1st Prize    #0153   Maureen Adlard
March Prize   WestJet Vacations     Sheraton Vistana Village Resort, Orlando, Florida
 
2nd Prize  $100   #0124   Robert Cain
 
3rd Prize   $75     #0220   Margaret Cox
4th Prize   $75      #0372  Darrell Marshall
5th Prize   $50     #0157   Tom Logan
6th Prize   $50     #0224    Zachary Cox
7th Prize   $50     #0248    Brad Bennett
 
Contact information:
 
David Rushton, President
Rotary Club of Tillsonburg
(519)-709-7745
 
On behalf of the Tillsonburg Rotary Club, President Dave Rushton congratulates the following winners of the January draw.
 

1st Prize: #0098 Marc Babcock 
West Jet Vacations – the Roosevelt Hotel, New York City, New York

2nd Prize $100: #0559 Louise Dalby
3rd Prize $75: #0052 Dale Smith
4th Prize $75: #0446 Cliff & Jacki McDowell
5th Prize $50: #0250 Phil Harris
6th Prize $50: #0317 Eric VanMoerkerke 
7th Prize $50: #0339 Carole Stephenson

Contact Information:

David Rushton, President,
Rotary Club Tillsonburg 
(519) 709-7745

On behalf of the Tillsonburg Rotary Club, President Dave Rushton congratulates the following winners of the December draw.
 
First Prize  #0317   Eric VanMoerkerke
Transit Holidays - Clarion Suites, Lisbon, Portugal.
 
2nd Prize  $100:  #0265  Linda Ungar
3rd Prize   $75:    #0160  Janet Fuller
4th Prize   $75:    #0228  Howard lamb
5th Prize   $50:    #0190  Tom Reekie
6th Prize   $50:    #0155  Joan LaBelle
7th Prize   $50:    #0447  Hilda DeCloet
 
Contact information:
 
Dave Rushton, President
Rotary Club of Tillsonburg
519-709-7745
President Dave Rushton congratulates the following November winners of the Trip of the Month.
 
1st Prize:  #0354  Kim Triska     Air Canada Vacations - Bellagio - Las Vegas.
 
2nd Prize  $100   #0289  Carole McNeely
 
3rd Prize   $75     #0240   Willy Desplenter
4th Prize   $75     #0067   Pat Simmons
 
5th Prize   $50     #0338   Pat and Mae Feeney
6th Prize   $50     #0150   Hank Schroder
7th Prize   $50     #0393   Larry Scanlan
 
Contact information:
 
Dave Rushton, President
Rotary Club of Tillsonburg
 
519-709-7745
 
L-R: President Dave Rushton, Rotarian Jay Weiler, District Governor John Gilvesy
 
DG John Gilvesy spoke on the theme "Be the Inspiration".  As Rotarians, we unite people, take action, solve problems and improve communities.
 
The Micro-Finance Project for Honduras has raised $50,000 of the $70,000 goal either in actual donations or pledges from the District 7080 Clubs.
 
Concert for Polio Plus on November 25th at 2 pm at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.  Call the Box Office to make a reservation.
 
 
Next April 24-27, 2019 we will hold a second Book Fair at the Town Centre Mall.
President Dave Rushton presented Paul Harris Fellow recognition to Shelley Imbeault at the Club's recent Paul Harris Night.  The recognition is named after Rotary's Founder, Paul Harris.
 

The most successful and sustainable Rotary service tends to fall within one of the following six areas:

Peace and conflict prevention/resolution.
Disease prevention and treatment.
Water and sanitation.
Maternal and child health.
Basic education and literacy.
Economic and community development.

You can find more information at www.rotary.org/en/our-causes

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Tillsonburg, President Dave Rushton congratulates the following winners.
 
1st Prize   #0086  Gary and Kathy Myny    Air Canada Vacations to The Plaza Resort and Spa, Daytona Beach, Florida.
 
2nd Prize $100  #0322  Gloria Aykroyd
 
3rd Prize $75   #0251  John Somerville
4th Prize  $75  #0434  Bob Bruce
5th Prize  $50  #0095  V. Holly
6th Prize  $50  #0192  Steve Munkasci
7th Prize  $50  #0477  Bill Balazs
 
Contact information:
 
David Rushton, President
Rotary Club of Tillsonurg
226-748-8125
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Tillsonburg, President Dave Rushton congratulates the following winners:
 
First Prize:  #015  Bruce Kendrick    
Great Canadian Big City Getaway  -  Chicago
 
Second Prize $100:  #0539  Keith Lucas 
Third Prize    $75 :   #0515  Judy Boutin
Fourth Prize  $75:   #0387  Bryan Drinkwater
Fifth Prize      $50:   #0466  Jenn Jackson
Sixth Prize     $50:   #0570  Sandra Tanghe
Seventh Prize$50:   #0168 Holli Koss
 
Contact information:
 
Dave Rushton, President
The Rotary Club of Tillsonburg
 
226-748-8125
 
On behalf of the Tillsonburg Rotary Club,  President Dave Rushton congratulates the following winners.
 
First Prize  #0093  Irene Gubesch  Air Canada Vacations, Hyatt Regency, Montreal, Quebec
 
Second Prize  $100   #0478  Rosalie Willaert
 
Third Prize  $75  #0338  Pat and Mae Feeney
Fourth Prize  $75 #0321 Betty Lou Graydon
 
Fifth Prize $50  #0405  Penny Durst
Sixth Prize $50 #0349  Trevor Stuyt
Seventh prize $50 #0232  Peter Luciani
 
Contact Information:
 
David Rushton, President,
The Rotary Club of Tillsonburg
226-748-8125
Programs:
August 21 - Aykroyd's are hosting us.
August 28 - we are at the Gyulvesi Centre to plan the Friends of Rotary Night on October 23.
September 4 - John and Mary Lohuis are hosting us.
September 11 - author Paul Allen is speaking about his new book "When Tobacco Was King".
September 18 -golf at Tillson View.
September 25 - brown bag dinner and a speaker.
October 2 - Car Rally
October 17-20 Book Fair at Town Centre Mall.
November 6 - Paul Harris Night
December 4 - Rotary Christmas Party.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Tillsonburg Rotary Club announces the winners of the Trip of the Month for July 2018.
On behalf of the Club, President Dave Rushton congratulates the following winners:
 
1St Prize  #0433  Gayle Augustine and Tom Thompson
Air Canada Vacations to the Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta
 
2nd Prize $100   #0186  Ron and Shirley Phillips 
3rd Prize  $75    #0463   Scott Morris
4th Prize  $75     #0355  Don Lauszus
5th Prize  $50    #0527   Ron Semenuk and Dianne Young
6th Prize  $50    #0371   Ron Stetzl
7th Prize  $50    #0386   Bob Prouse
 
Contact Information:
 
Dave Rushton, President
The Rotary Club of Tillsonburg
226-748-8125
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Tillsonburg, President Brian Clark congratulates the winners of the June Draw.  This is the final draw for 2017-2018 and a new Trip of the Month Draw begins in July.  Tickets are now on sale so be sure to get yours by contacting any Rotarian or online at www.tillsonburgrotarytriplottery.com
 
First Prize: Ticket #3093  Rosalie Willaert.  Maximum Vacations - Cabot Trail Discovery, Nova Scotia.
 
Second Prize: $100  Ticket #0531  Marsha Minor
Third Prize:     $75    Ticket #0208  Tony Steyaert
Fourth Prize:   $75    Ticket #0232  David Calder
Fifth Prize:       $50    Ticket #0537 Mary- Anne Murphy
Sixth Prize:      $50     Ticket #0436 Wilma Van Gurp
Seventh Prize: $50     Ticket #0431 Trudy and Dennis Vass
 
Contact information:
Brian Clark, President
Rotary Club of Tillsonburg
519-842-6791
We had 13 local members, Darrell Parker, President of the RC of Ingersoll, and 5 students (Olivia Davies, Noemie Dercourt, Becca Fink, Erika Klosler and Ines from Ingersoll/Switzerland) attend the meeting.
 
We will be selling Trip of the Month tickets in the Mall on June 7, 8 14, 21, 22, 28, 29.
You can also buy them online at www.tillsonburgrotarytriplottery.com.  To date, we have sold 301 tickets.
 
When the RI Convention is taking place in Toronto, local members can meet on June 26 at Boston Pizza at 4:30 pm with Rick Cox and Mike Cerna.  Mike is making the arrangements.
The Interact Club at Glendale has donated $1,000 towards the Memorial Park Renovation project.  Thank you for both this support and for helping out with our work parties!
 
The Club will be meeting at the home of Dave and Debbie Rushton next week for a Patio Party.  Contact Dave for further information.
 
Speakers: Noemie spoke about her year in Canada.  She has visited Niagara Falls, Toronto, Camp Wanakita Winter experience, Florida, a Line Dancing weekend.  She has played floor hockey, done painting, bumper cars, Lobsterfest, gone to the Iroquois Village, St. Jacobs, rock climbing, curling, Prom, and Blue Jays baseball.
 
Olivia spoke about her time on the Adventure in Citizenship in Ottawa.  She visited the Canadian War Museum, a traditional Quebec dinner, Parliament (House of Commons, Senate, Library and Supreme Court), an Aboriginal Centre at Ottawa University, a Citizenship Ceremony and she made friends all across Canada.
The Rotary Club of Tillsonburg congratulates the following winners of the May 2018 Trip of the Month Draw.
 
First Prize  #0133  Russell Jull      Air Canada Vacations - Gatineau, Quebec.
 
Second Prize   $100   #0271   Terry and Karen Boys
Third Prize    $75   #0542    Barb Howison
Fourth Prize  $75   #0053    Jackie Heeney
 
Fifth Prize      $50   #0566     Ray Fountaine
Sixth Prize     $50   #0100     Harvey Elliot
Seventh Prize  $50   #0017     Lesley and Gord Ryall
 
Contact Information:
 
Brian Clark, President
The Rotary Club of Tillsonburg
519-842-6791
 
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