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It is hard to imagine our community without Rotary.  For the past 100 years, Rotarians have been making a difference in Peterborough and the surrounding community.  Congratulations to our sponsor club, the Rotary Club of Peterborough on your 100th birthday!  In recognition of this significant anniversary, April 1st was proclaimed Rotary Day in Peterborough.  Our own Pres Nicole was on hand with Peterborough Rotary President Wayne Harding, Karwartha Rotary President Dan Grady and Her Worship Mayor Diane Therrien for the raising of the Rotary Flag at City Hall.  
At our Monday meeting DG Lynne presented the prestigious Service Above Self award to our own PDG Brian Menton. This award is considered the highest honor that Rotary International can bestow on a member. It recognizes up to 150 outstanding Rotarians and Rotaractors each year whose service activities make an impact on humanity. No more than one recipient is selected from a given district each year, and a person can receive the award only once. 
Brian’s dedication to Rotary and service to others is widespread.  He has served two terms as DG, travelled the district to raise awareness of Polio eradication and led a very successful Group Study Exchange team to Korea.  He participated in the building and administration of the Rotary School of Cambodia, the Rotary Wheels for Learning bicycle distribution and two polio immunization missions to Africa.   Brian is integral in all aspects of clubs life ensuring all members are heard and feel valued.  He is involved in all club projects and fundraisers, leaning his expertise and experience.  Above all Brian is a family man and with his wife Dorothy has ensured their three sons have had the love and support to be the successful men they are today.  Congratulations Brian - your "Service Above Self" has made the world a better place!

Many families in our community continue to face the daily challenges presented by the continuing reality of the pandemic.  Once again BEL Rotary rose to the occasion and purchased, packaged and delivered the makings of an Easter dinner with all the trimmings, treats, Easter crafts and special Easter “goodies” for the children.  The delivery included everything to make the holiday weekend a little more special.

Thank you to our generous community and specifically John's Valumart in Bridgenorth for your support.

Although we can't meet in person, BEL Rotary continues to meet virtually on the second and fourth Monday of the month.  Please join us for fellowship, fun and of course great speakers, and learn about the power of Rotary.  For information contact President Nicole or any BEL member.  Be safe!
The BEL Rotary 41st Annual Polar Plunge is almost in the books, and despite Covid 19 has been a huge success.  Thanks to the intrepid plungers, the generosity of our community who stepped up and pledged them and our amazing sponsors more than $22,000 has been raised to date.  We know this is a year like none other, and now more than ever many people in our community need support.  
Thank you to our sponsors, The Wolf, Fresh Radio, Global News, Bridgenorth Home Hardware, Savage Arms, Bridgenorth Guardian and of course the Lakefield Herald.  You can check out the plunges on the youtube link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIneMUQIxNSQ9tE2gFmk-Sg/featured.  If you missed the opportunity to pledge your favourite plunger, you can do so at www.belrotaryplunge.com until March 31st.
Once again, thank you to our wonderful community for your support and for making this event so successful.  You have helped to make the world a little bit better!
One of the true joys of being a Rotarian is the opportunity to induct new members into Rotary. On Monday evening the Rotary Club of Bridgenorth Ennismore Lakefield had the honour of welcoming Joan Hudson into their Rotary family.
Visiting District Governor Lynne Chant, spoke about the power of Rotary and how Rotary connections enrich our lives.   “The work of Rotary impacts lives in many ways from helping families in need in local communities to working globally toward a polio- free world,” said Chant.
What do Rotary International President Nominee Jennifer Jones, Director Valarie Wafer, Trustee Dean Rohrs and Past Director and Aide to the President 2021 – 22 Bryn Styles have in common?  They all provide inspirational leadership across the globe to Rotary International and they are “taking the BEL Rotary plunge” in support of the Rotary Foundation.
BEL Rotary continues to meet virtually on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Please join us!! Contact President Nicole or any of our members for information.
The tradition of the BEL Rotary Polar Plunge will continue, but with a twist. “Plunge, frolic or splash” in a kiddie pool in your own yard, make a snow angel or pour a bucket of ice water over your body in an attempt to emulate the polar  plunge. Upload a picture or video to your preferred platform (Facebook, Youtube or any other video sharing site you are comfortable using.) and send us a link or share the video with us so we can promote your plunge and thank you for participating and supporting the event.

All registration and pledges will be done on line at www.belrotaryplunge.com. Please contact Mike Richardson at 705 872 1624 if you need more information.

The theme is “The Pandemic Polar Plunge” and the goal is to have fun in the face of the pandemic and raise money for your favorite charity and the work of BEL Rotary.
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Welcome to the B-E-L Rotary Club (4534)!

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Mondays at 6:45 PM
Chemong Lodge
764 Hunter
Bridgenorth, ON K0L 1H0
We are currently meeting the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month via Zoom. Please contact President Nicole or any director to join us!
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June 2021