Posted by Cheryl Kelley on Feb 04, 2017
Introducing Bracebridge Rotary's Newest Member
Congratulations to Oliver Reprich who was inducted as a member on January 27, 2017.
Oliver Reprich has been a resident for three years here in Bracebridge and a local realtor. He moved to Bracebridge with his wife and two teenage children three years ago from South Africa. Though born in Canada, he grew up in South Africa, Namibia and Malawi. He completed his schooling and college in South Africa; was posted in Namibia during his military service, and moved to Malawi for four years building and operating a small lodge on the banks of Lake Malawi.
It was not long after leaving Malawi and the hospitality industry that Oliver started a career in Real Estate, on the outskirts of Johannesburg. However he and his wife decided there would be a better future for their children in Canada, and started the long process of winding up their lives and careers in Africa in order to move to Bracebridge.
And while his wife still struggles with the long winters here, they consider Muskoka home.
Oliver’s classification is Real Estate and was sponsored by Brenda Rhodes.
On December 22, 2016 a number of Rotarians visited member Frank Jones at his home. The group presented Frank with a Certificate to recognize his 25 Years of Service to our Club.
Left to right: Don Forsyth, Andrew Smellie, Frank Jones, Richard Borland
Frank joined the Rotary Club in 1991 and was sponsored by Glen Coates. In addition to the certificate, Frank was presented with a Paul Harris +1.
Posted on Dec 13, 2016
Posted on Dec 09, 2016
On December 9, 2016 at Rotary's 80th Annual Charter night Bob Jacob was honoured with a Paul Harris Fellow Major Donor donation. The Club's Board of Directors wanted to formally thank Bob for all of his efforts in selling tickets, selling ads and for his passion for the Rotary Centennial Gardens. Thank you Bob!
Rotary Member Keith Montgomery honoured Linda Gillis-Davidson by presenting her with a Paul Harris fellow in recognition of her courage in fighting for all those involved in the recent class action law suit against the RCMP. Congratulations Linda!
In honour of the 80th anniversary of the Club, the Club's longest serving member, Bill Towns spoke about the history of the club including a former tradition of the Club known as the Rotary Fair and the annual Boat Draw.
The votes are in and the new Board for 2017-18 will be:
Gord Nielsen - President
Andrew Smellie - President-Elect
Dave Stevenson - Vice President
Tim Harvey - Immediate Past President
Richard Borland - Treasurer
Nancy Cox-Godfrey - Secretary