Weekly Rotary Meetings
Meetings:
Until further notice all 
meetings are cancelled
and replaced with teleconference 
Tues. 7am & 5:30pm
 
Speakers
Kim Landry, Administrator
Jun 02, 2020 7:00 AM
The Pines Long Term Care Home
Jennifer Jones
Jun 09, 2020 5:30 PM
Past Rotary International VP
Kate Ness
Jun 16, 2020 7:00 AM
Clinical Supervisor, Autsim Services, Hands
John and Katherine Vellinga
Jun 23, 2020 5:30 PM
Zirkova Vodka
Next Board Meeting
Monday - June 1st- 5:15 pm
Online
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Greg Hammond
    May 18
  • Susan Keast
    May 28
Anniversaries:
  • Debbie Walmsley
    David Walmsley
    May 5
  • Bruce Kruger
    Lynn Kruger
    May 16
  • Bruce Reville
    Arlene Reville
    May 24
Join Date:
  • Kim Rixon
    May 2, 2006
    14 years
  • William McCutcheon
    May 2, 2011
    9 years
  • Marlene Vettorel
    May 19, 2013
    7 years
  • Katherine Rannie
    May 29, 2018
    2 years
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Rotary Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
Public Relations Chair
Service Projects Co-Chair
Service Projects Co-Chair
Administration Chair
President Nominee
Assistant Treasurer
Rotary Club of Bracebridge Muskoka Lakes
 
Club  55319
District 7010
 
SERVICE ABOVE SELF
 
P.O.Box 488 ​​​​​​
Bracebridge, ON  
P1L 1T8
Stories
This week Bruce Revelle bought $25 worth of toys and donated to the Salvation Army Toy Drive. His wife and daughter matched the $25 which was pledged to the Salvation Army Radiothon during a "power hour" which doubled the donation to $100.
Dave Nodwell recognized that the staff at Community Living do a lot to help their clients. He added to his Pay It Forward money to purchase 20 $2 gift cards from Tim Hortons which he dropped off at Community Living. He asked that the cards be distributed to staff and residents/clients.    
In this edition of Pay it Forward Anita Greavette added to the club's $25.00 so that she could purchase and donate three larger toy gifts that went to the Muskoka Georgian Bay OPP Auxiliary  toy drive. 
Anita would like to remind us all how lucky we all are to have not only our Rotary Brothers and Sisters but also supportive friends and family to rely on while there are so many in our community and around the world, especially children, who may have very little under the tree.  Giving to the toy drive every year is Anita's way of Paying it Forward.
 
In week 18 it was my turn (Don MacLean) to pay it forward. I added extra cash to the club’s $25.00 and purchased four pre-loaded Bracebridge  “Wave”  transit passes.  As we all know, there are many in our community who can’t afford a personal vehicle and rely heavily on our public transportation system. I took the passes up to the Salvation Army Church where they will be handed out at their discretion.

 
 
Michael Duben was approached by an employee at the District of Muskoka who asked if they could start a food drive and challenge the surrounding municipalities. Michael liked the idea and decided to use his $25 to get the food drive started. He challenged members of his senior team to contribute to the food drive as well and to encourage their departments to participate. In less than a week, over 400lbs of food has already been collected and more is coming in each day. Besides collecting cans and boxes of food, they are collecting gift cards to give to food banks to allow them to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables as needed.   
Bruce Kruger used his $25 as a prize in a contest he set up at 2 elementary schools in Bracebridge. He challenged students to write an essay about what Remembrance Day means to them. He reviewed the essay submissions and selected a winner, Joanna McMurray. The winner received a special certificate, $25, 2 Swiss Chalet chicken dinners that Bruce donated and the opportunity to read her essay at the cenotaph on Remembrance Day in Bracebridge. When she was given her $25, she said that she didn’t want it. She said that the prize money was not the reason she wrote her essay. Bruce asked her to keep the money and use it to continue paying it forward.  
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Rotary Donations
$20,000.00
           Andy's House
$3,600.00
Interval House
$10,000.00 
Nursing Station
$3,000.00  
Annie Williams Park
$1,000.00 
Memorial Park - Tulips
$500.00
Township of Muskoka
Lakes - Tulips
$7,000.00
South Muskoka Hospital
$7,000.00
             Hospice Muskoka
$   300.00
To a local family in need
     
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