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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.
 
It has been a challenging year, and more than ever, many in our community have to face the difficult decision: do they buy presents for their children or do they put food on the table?

For the past several years the BEL Club has provided the “gift of Christmas” to local families through the club “Adopt a Family” program. This year, in response to the pandemic and increased need they doubled the number of families to be supported and expanded the mandate of the program to include food items and the makings of a festive turkey dinner. With input from the local schools and the families, members purchased toys, games, puzzles, sporting equipment, clothing and books suitable to the needs and interests of the children. The theme for 2020 is “Connections: games and resources for families to connect and enjoy healthy living indoors and out”.
 
Once again BEL Rotary stepped up to the challenge, this time supporting the local foodbanks. Thanks to the generosity of BEL members and community partners, Rotarians shopped for the delivered much needed staples and hygiene products to both the Lakefield and Bridgenorth depots. “It is one more small way we can help the community during these very difficult times”, said President Nicole. “As we head into the Christmas season, we know that many of friends and neighbours are feeling the strain of stretched budgets and extra demands”.
 
The BEL Club is devasted by the loss of long time member and Charter President, Bob Ash. Girv Devitt gave a heartfelt tribute to our dear friend. “Bob was known as Mr. Rotary. He was responsible for taking the club from the idea of a few likeminded individuals to a newly chartered club. Over the years he held all offices including three terms as President. “
 
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Welcome to the B-E-L Rotary Club (4534)!
B-E-L

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Mondays at 6:45 PM
Chemong Lodge
764 Hunter
Bridgenorth, ON K0L 1H0
Canada
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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