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It's plunge time!!
When: February 5th, at 2:00 p.m. sharp
Where: the west end of the James Gifford Causeway, Ennismore
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Past District Governor and long time supporter addressed the club at the occasion of our 40th anniversary. The year the BEL Club was chartered, the theme for the Rotary year was “Believe in Rotary": Tom talked about the meaning of this theme, both to the many people in our local and international communities that we support as well as for members and the way Rotary has been there to support us. He talked about the many contributions our club has made and referred to us as “Rotarians on Steroids”.
Our members are our strength. Our charter president Bob Ash shared some thoughts of the past 40 years. Bob remembered the charter evening, former members and the fellowship and service of 40 years. Bob was thanked by David Rook Green for his contributions over the past 40 years. Bob is an active participant in all of our local work and was instrumental in the development and maintenance of Rotary Park, the triathlon and polar plunge and is the “face behind the fishing tournaments”. David presented Bob with a plaque recognizing his service.
President Tony presented Don Thornton with the Avenues of Service Citation, in recognition of his commitment and dedication to the ideals of Rotary. Don lives the “4 Way Test” and has been involved in mock interviews, the Adventures in Tourism program and worked with local schools on the Rotary awards. He is an active participant in all service and fundraising projects. He has been on the Board of Directors providing input and direction and has supported and promoted the Foundation and club international service. Don planned and implemented many successful International Dinners to raise money for and awareness of the Foundation. He has been involved with our Youth Exchange program and has acted as counselor for and hosted many students. Don has led by example with 34 years of perfect attendance and more importantly 34 years of 100% engagement. Don was presented with the Avenues of Service Citation and his 34 year pin. Congratulations Don.
"In support of the world-wide eradication of polio, BEL Rotarians Brian and Dorothy Menton are in Nigeria with a team of Rotarians providing children with the life saving polio vaccine. Rotary will continue the fight until all of the world is free of the scourge or this terrible disease."
Following the Lakefield Santa Claus Parade, members celebrated with BEL Rotarians Dr. Negin Amin
at the the open house of her Dental Clinic, Lakeflower Family Dental. Congratulations Negin!!
Spirit was high as BEL Rotarians participated in the Lakefield Santa Claus parade. In celebration of Canada's 150th birthday
the theme for the 2017 Polar Plunge will be Canada 150!