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Fenelon Falls

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:45 PM
Fenelon Falls Community Center
27 Veterans Way
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Fenelon Falls, ON  K0M 1N0
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Drum roll please.  It’s been eighteen years since our club sold every ticket on our classic car and we managed it again this year.  As a result, we were able to hold two early bird draws, each worth $500.  The winners were Gary Chambers from Port Dover and Gregory Turner from Conquerall Banks, Nova Scotia.
The grand prize winner of our car was Doug Simkins of Owen Sound.  Congratulations to our three winners and many thanks to everyone who supported us this year.
We have now started to sell tickets on our brand new baby, who arrived two weeks early.  Take a look at the picture above and you’ll see we are so proud and why it’s going to be another winner for our club.
1969 Plymouth Road Runner convertible with a 440 engine and a 4 speed.  Get your tickets on line at
Our three RYLA students from Fenelon Falls Secondary School just happened to be enjoying a beautiful day when they came across the new Rotary car being photographed on the boardwalk.  From left to right Emma, Ashleigh and Olivia. 
Congratulations to the three high school leaders.  
As a result of Covid19, the Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls has not been meeting since 12 March.  The Early Bird Draw originally scheduled to take place on 26 March was cancelled.  When the Club returns to its normal weekly meetings, the Early Bird Draw will be made and the winner notified.    
Thank you for your understanding.   


From the City of Kawartha Lakes web site:


COVID-19 update #1: programming and public access to certain facilities suspended as of March 14

Kawartha Lakes - As concerns about the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continue to grow, health and safety is our number one priority. We are taking proactive steps to prepare for and respond to COVID-19 in our community.

In keeping with the directive from Chief Medical Officer of Health, we are suspending service at all public gathering facilities with occupancy of 250 people or more and facilities that include activities with high risk of exposure, as listed below. We are not accepting future bookings for rental facilities. We strongly discourage public gatherings of large groups of people to avoid the risk of exposure.

Programming and public access to the Fenelon Falls Community Centre facility will be suspended effective March 14, 2020. 

2nd Early Bird draw held at our 23 January meeting.  Prize of $500 was up for grabs. With approximately 44,000 tickets in the drum, the winning ticket was purchased by Rene Cormier of Summerland B.C.
Thanks to a hockey Mum in the Community Centre for pulling our winning ticket.   We have approximately 6,000 tickets left before selling out.
Guests at our Rotary meeting of January 16 were Linda Hibbert and Dana Bachman from Grannies for Grannies. (The Grandmothers Mothers Campaign through the Stephen Lewis Foundation)
The Stephen Lewis Foundation was formed in 2003 then  Grannies for Grannies in 2006 in response to the AIDS epidemic in Africa with grandmothers left to care for their orphaned grandchildren.   Since 2006, more than 36 million dollars has been raised by grandmothers around the world, from Canada, US, Australia and UK.  Money raised is directed towards the provision of food, educational supplies, uniforms and school fees, medical care, HIV counselling and testing, adequate housing and bedding, counselling and support groups, home visits, and much more.
African grandmothers are central to the life of their communities. With almost no support, they have stepped forward to care for millions of children orphaned by AIDS, sometimes as many as ten to fifteen in one household. They display astonishing reserves of love, courage and emotional resilience, even while grieving the loss of their own adult children
The Fenelon Club holds events throughout the year in an effort to raise money which is then given back to the Steven Lewis Foundation to use towards the improvement of women’s lives in sub Saharan Africa.  Money is directed towards community based programs operated by Grannies in Africa. 
With 14 core members in Fenelon Falls, they continue to build relationships with community partners to assist with fundraising.  At present they have two major fundraisers, a musical evening at St. James Anglican Church.  Mark your calendars.  April 4 2020 is the date for this event.  In October they have a Dessert Buffet with speaker.  This past summer, the club held their first Art in The Park exhibit in conjunction with Maryboro Museum staff raising awareness of the Grandmothers Campaign. Garage sales over the year also contribute towards the Grannies for Grannies Program.
A presentation was made on 21 November to members of the club acknowledging a District Club Achievement Recognition Award.  Clubs meeting the award requirements were recognized at the District Conference in Huntsville.  From left to right.  A.G. Bruce Gravel, P.D.G. Sue Davidson, President Sue Griffin and P.A.G. Rick Storey

The Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha is proud to be a supporter of the Monarch Ultra Marathon (MUM) project which was designed using a marathon relay race format to focus attention on the educational and environmental concerns of pollinator habitat loss.


The Monarch Ultra is a 4,300km (2,670 miles) relay run, beginning in Peterborough on September 19th and will follow the migratory path of monarch butterflies from Peterborough to the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico. Ultra-runners are invited to explore a diversity of landscapes across the North American continent! This will be one of the world's longest relay runs, amplified even more by the monarch migration and a documentary being produced along the way!


Monarch Ultra website:

 View information on documentary being produced


Want to Help? 


Financial Assistance:

Please consider donating by forwarding a cheque to:

Monarch Ultra Productions

c/o Don Watkins

Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha

P.O. Box 2076,
Peterborough, ON
K9J 7Y4

Tax receipts through Canada Helps and the Rotary Clubs of Peterborough Foundation will be provided to individuals making a contribution.


1970 Dodge Challenger

440 Six-pack

Automatic with a floor shifter.

This Ontario Car has an Alpine stereo system with an amplifier in the trunk

The car is solid and straight with true factory body lines. 

The appraised value is $47,900.

We have 4 early prizes at $500.00.





24461 was the lucky number

Dennis Linton of Selwyn is now the proud owner of a 1970 Dodge Dart. Congratulations Dennis.
Also a big THANK YOU to all those people who purchased a ticket. 


Congratulations to G. Peifer from Amherstburg, Ontario the winner of the fourth and last Early Bird Draw worth $500.00.  His ticket is returned to the drum for the final draw for the car on July 1.
Guest Speakers Brian and Dorothy Menton took part in a NID trip two years ago.  This past November, they  were involved in their second National Day of Immunization in Pakistan, along with Dino (from Quebec City) Gretchen and Ann Lee (on her 39th NID trip).  From their Peterborough home to their final destination in Lahore required 48 hours of travel.
  • Polio virus lives in contaminated water.
  • 1 vial protects 20 children with two drops each
  • Vials must be kept cool or the protection is lost.
  • Each child needs multiple doses to maintain coverage.
  • It is estimated that 17.4 million children have not contracted polio by being vaccinated.
  • Countries also immunize with needles, however these are given by medically trained people. Costly to have the professionals to travel to all areas.  Drops can be given by non medical people and provide increased geographical coverage.
  • Virus can be active for up to six weeks. 
  • Lahore, their final destination has an estimated 11 million inhabitants.
Within Lahore is a UNESCO World Heritage (Lahore Fort) site that Dorothy and Brian visited. Every evening, they were
invited to attend a dinner organized by a club or home hosted by specific Rotarians.  They felt very comfortable and were warmly welcomed by their hosts.
Brian and Dorothy visited hospitals, artificial limb centres and health care centres while working. 
Pakistan now has permanent immunization sites to provide the vaccine. EG Railway stations and airports.
As of today, there are 6 cases reported in Pakistan and 2 in Afghanistan. “We are this close” to eradicating this horrible disease.
Julia Taylor was our guest in March discussing her vision of creating an environmentally friendly area at the Splash Pad and around the village.  An entrepreneur (owning The Country Cupboard here in Fenelon Falls) and “green activist”,  Julia’s vision is to have increased recycling at Garnet Graham Park by having specific containers for plastics, paper and garbage as well as rain barrels and a water refill station.  Rather than regular waste bins, she would like recycling containers, featuring environmental features with advertising on what items go in what bin.  55 gallon bins with lids are the ideal.  
The water refill station on the outside of the new change rooms/washrooms would be an added bonus for people who are using their own water bottles.  There is already a plan to install two showers on the outside of the building. It would not be a difficult task to add another tap for water. 
Julia estimates the cost to be $175 per bin with three bins in a cluster.  Perhaps three or four clusters around the Splash Pad, playground and park area would be considered.   Total estimated costs of around $2100.00. 
Guest speaker Amy Randell is presently a Teaching Assistant at a bilingual school in Frankfurt Germany.  The church that she attends in Germany has been very involved in helping refugees on the island of Lesvos in Greece. Amy’s plans are to travel to Lesvos Greece in July and work for a year inside the women’s and children’s section of the Moria Refugee Camp.  The camp has housed about 1,000,000 refugees all escaping from warn torn areas and seeking a better life away from war and starvation.  In 2019, there have been 3,500 refugees that have arrived and of those more than 50% have been women and children, unaccompanied minors and disabled.  The refugees are arriving from Syrian, Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan.  Moria is a decommissioned  military compound  with extremely poor living conditions.  “Houses” are made from shipping containers and will often house four or five families. There is no electricity. The weather is cold and damp.  People are dying because they have been sick and have been unable to get health care.  There are very few workers inside the camp.  Garbage is piled up.  No potable water and fires are used for heat.
Amy is working with the Euro relief group handing our blankets, and tents and visiting with families.  Her group recently was given the job of providing food to the refugees who are waiting to be processed. Very few government officials so waits times are extremely long.  Line ups for food with some people unable to wait in line (disabled) not receiving food. 
The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls wishes Amy safe travels on her mission.
The club held the third of four Early Bird Draws last night.  The winner was Paul Seguin of the Kingston area who now has an additional $500 to spend this month.  Paul’s winning ticket will go back in the drum for the car draw on 1 July.  Congratulations Paul.
Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives. We don’t just build wells and walk away. Rotary members integrate water, sanitation, and hygiene into education projects. When children learn about disease transmission and practice good hygiene, they miss less school. And they can take those lessons home to their families, expanding our impact.
Clean water is a basic human right that many are often denied. There are 2.5 billion people in the world that lack access to improved sanitation and 748 million people that don’t have clean drinking water. Nearly 1400 children die each day from diseases caused by lack of sanitation and unsafe water. When people have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives.
In 2015, the United Nations introduced their new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty and promote prosperity while protecting the environment and addressing climate change. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on water and sanitation encourages us to address universal access to drinking water and sanitation along with improved water management to protect ecosystems and build resiliency. *
Rotary members are committed to reaching the water and sanitation SDG through projects like building wells, installing rainwater harvesting systems, and teaching community members how to maintain new infrastructure.
During March, Rotary Water and Sanitation Month, we’re celebrating our commitment to create healthier communities by supplying clean water and sanitation facilities to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

February 2 Fenelon Falls hosted snow shoe racers from across Canada.  The Snow Shoe Race Committee has changed their name and will now be known as the Fenelon Falls Winter Festival. This year they hosted the Provincial Championships with attendance numbers topping the charts.
Initiated  a few years ago, the Rotary Club has financially supported the snow shoe race every year.  Tonight, Wayne Jolly presented President Joan with first plaque awarded to community sponsors. Many new events were added this year to the Winter Festival. A snow shoe race with Santa for kids, winter safety program,  a winter water rescue in winter presented by the fire department  and participation by college students who compete in snow shoe races at the college level. A world record was set this year for the number of children competing on snow shoe races.
The club is proud to be the recipient of the first sponsorship plaque. 
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