WE'VE ADDED TWO $500 EARLY BIRD DRAWS
MAY 9TH AND MAY 23RD, 2022
AND
100 TICKETS FOR $50
 
SEE HOW MUCH THE DRAW IS AT RIGHT NOW
 
 
May 9 Early Bird Winner - Ticket 991270079
Debbie O., Bracebridge
 
April 5050 Draw Winner - Ticket 991074073
- Nancy B., Ufford
 
April 22 Early Bird Winner - Ticket 991077048
- Sharon B., Bracebridge
 
April 8 Early Bird Winner - Ticket  991053011
- Susan S., Bracebridge
 
March 5050 Draw Winner - Ticket 99931036
- Mark A., Bracebridge
 
February 5050 Draw Winner - Ticket 995280467
- Susan M., Bracebridge
 
January 5050 Draw Winner - Ticket 99415028 
- Kim M., Bracebridge

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    Rotarians Jon Denbok and Paul Mascarin deliver Rotary's monthly meals to the Manna Food Bank just before the Easter weekend.  Special treats from the Easter bunny were also on hand to brighten up little faces.
     
    40,000 pounds of Potatoes arrived at the Fanotech Plant on Feb 19, 2022 to be distributed throughout Muskoka by all the Rotary Clubs in the Muskoka area.  Ten-pound bags of potatoes went to food banks and social food programs across the area.  This project all started with Rotarian Paul Hammond of the Rotary Club of Bracebridge who thought we should help the PEI potato farmers and our local food programs.  Along with a grant from the District Municipality of Muskoka and the Province of Ontario, a truckload of potatoes came to Bracebridge.  The truck rolled in on Saturday morning and was totally unloaded and distributed by 11:30 AM.  Another Job well done by Rotarians in Muskoka!!!  Many hands made light work.  All enjoyed Poutine (what else) after the loading was done.
    Rotarians Steve Newroth, Joanne Wolochatiuk and Heidi Green are "Lights Out" along the Taylor Road fence as they remove the Holiday decorations for another year.
    The Club couldn't hold their traditional Seniors Holiday lunch in 2021 so some Rotarians decided to hold a Carol sing-song at Castle Peak Retirement Residence.  Those participating were (LT to RT): Neil Hutchinson, Carrie Fellows, Marnie Clark, Margaret Walton, Gord Nielsen and John Mullen.
    The Rotary Club held a mini toy drive on December 17, 2021.  Members were asked to donate new toys to begiven to the Salvation Army for their family hamper program.  Pictured here is Rotarian Jon Denbok with Captain Cam Robinson.
    Rotarians put a production line together on December 4, 2021 at the Rotary Centre when they assembled 50 Christmas boxes to distribute to Seniors around the Bracebridge Area.  Each box contained both useful and fun items!  After assembly, other Rotarians delivered the boxes to those seniors on a list that was made up by club members.
     
      Members of the club put the finishing touches on the 2021 Santa Claus Parade float held on December 5, 2021.  Along with the float, this year our club help fellow Rotary Club of Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes with parade supervision.  Helping on the float were Rotarians Paul Mascarin, Doug Marshall, Don Wilton, Darragh Parsons, Darcy Hammond, Dave Stevenson and Ron Walton (taking the picture!).  Dave Brouillette was on hand for the tear down after the parade.
     
    The finished float was a big hit with the community.  Riding on the float was Rotarian Paul Hammond and Rotary Club President John Mullen.
    ALL HANDS ON DECK to pick up and unload the Rotary Christmas trees for 2021.  Three hundred trees were purchased and all were sold by December 14!!  
    We hope the decorations on the fence at our Rotary Gardens brightens everyones days as we head towards the shortest day of the year.
     
    On the other side of that fence is our Rotary Gardens. If you have not visited that space we encourage you to stop and wonder. It is beautiful even in the winter!
     
     
    The Rotary Club of Bracebridge recently presented a cheque to the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation for the purchase of a pediatric crib.  This donation was a combination of the proceeds of the club’s recent musical fundraiser “All Together Now!” with an additional “top up” from the club to the level required for the purchase of the $2000 crib.    Jean Polak of the Rotary Club of Bracebridge (center) presents the cheque for a pediatric crib to Leah Walker, incoming Executive Director (left), and Colin Miller, retiring Executive Director (right) of the Hospital Foundation.
    DONATION TO THE BRACEBRIDGE LEGION
    On Remembrance Day 2021, Club President John Mullen presented a cheque for $500 from the Rotary Club to the Bracebridge L:egion's Poppy Campaign Chair Shirley Ruttan.
    The donation is given directly to the Legion instead of placing an advertisement in the local newspaper.
    END POLIO NOW TULIPS FOR POLIO AWARENESS DAY OCTOBER 24TH
     
    In recognition of Polio Awareness Day on October 24th, members of the Rotary Club and friends came to the Rotary Centennial Gardens and planted around 650 tulip bulbs apply named End Polio Now tulips.
     
      The Rotary Club of Bracebridge and the Rotary Club of Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes held their second roadside clean-up of the 2021-22 Rotary year on August 16, 2021.  The garbage was collected along the Taylor Road/Hwy 11 on/off ramps and boy was there a lot of junk (as you can tell from this photo).  Those Rotarians who came out to celebrate Rotary International's newest Area of Focus (Environment) were: Matthew Chapman, Karen Quemby, Bob Jacob, Anita Greavette (RCBB-ML), President John Mullen, Oliver Reprich, Neil Hutchinson who is taking the photo and Bruce Reville (RCBB-ML) helping Neil take the photo!  Refreshments followed at Boston Pizza.
     
     
    Canada Day was again different this year due to COVID but also in reflecting on the atrocities to our indigenous people, that have been occurring throughout Canada's history and especially those that have come to light in recent weeks.  There were no fireworks and the Club's July 1st program was scaled back as a sign of respect.  However, the Rotary Gardens did go ahead and provide a great display of Canadian and Provincial flags. with red and white lights. As well as signs denoting the names of plants in the gardens, signs asking for a Time of Reflection.
    Speakers
    Club Assembly
    May 20, 2022
    Club Program
    Darragh Parsons
    May 27, 2022
    Classification Talk
    TBA
    Jun 03, 2022
    TBA
    TBA
    Jun 10, 2022
    TBA
    Change of Officers' Night
    Jun 15, 2022
    Club Program
    No meeting
    Jun 17, 2022
    Change of Officers - June 15
    Andrew Smellie / Gord Nielsen
    Jun 24, 2022
    Club Financial Report / Canada Day Update
    No club meeting
    Jul 01, 2022
    Happy Canada Day!! See you at the fireworks!
    Events & Hall Bookings
    Bracebridge

    Service Above Self

    We meet In Person & Online
    Fridays at 12:15 PM
    Rotary Centre for Youth
    131 Wellington Street
    Bracebridge, ON P1L 1V3
    Canada
    As of March, 2022 we are now resuming in-person meetings and pairing them with online for a hybrid meeting experience.