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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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The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls is proud to announce the arrival of its newest member.
                      1970 Dodge Dart (with a hemi)
                      AppraIsed Value $47,9000
                          In addition, there will be 4 Early Bird Draws each worth $500.00
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May 31 was the biggest celebration of the year for the Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls with the presentation of three Paul Harris Fellow awards.  The Gord Innes Auditorium in the Fenelon Falls Community Centre was the venue for the awards night.  Everyone enjoyed the buffet provided by Sugar and Spice catering before the big event.  
Paul Harris was a Chicago attorney best known for being one of the four founding members of Rotary in 1905.     In 1957, the Paul Harris Fellows program was established to show appreciation for, and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Rotary Foundation. The Paul Harris Fellow is the highest recognition presented by Rotary Clubs around the world.
This year the club focused on three amazing women in our community, thanking them for their contribution to the clubs efforts over this past year with our International programs, our classic car draw and local community projects.
Congratulations to Lynda Cochrane, Frances Milton and Christine Keenan.  We appreciate all  your efforts in promoting Rotary.
Rotary’s commitment to eradicating polio worldwide won Best Nonprofit Act in the Hero Awards of the One Billion Acts of Peace campaign, an international global citizens’ movement to tackle the world’s most important issues. 
The campaign is an initiative of PeaceJam Foundation and is led by 14 Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Rigoberta Menchú Tum, with the ambitious goal of inspiring a billion acts of peace by 2020. 
Each year, the campaign picks two finalists in each of six categories for their work to make a measurable impact in one of the 10 areas considered most important by the Nobel laureates. Winners are chosen by people from around the world. 
Rotary and Mercy Corps were the two finalists in the Best Nonprofit Act category. Rotary and the five other winners will be recognized at a ceremony on  June in Monaco. Betty Williams, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for her advocacy for peace in Northern Ireland, will present the award.
The first LITTLE FREE LIBRARY is now open for business.  Located in the lobby of the Fenelon Falls Community Centre adjacent to the front door of the Rotary room, the Little Free Library will have books for all reading tastes.  The theme of the library is BRING A BOOK, TAKE A BOOK.
Little Free Libraries is a non-profit organization originally established in Wisconsin in 2009.  This past year, District 7010 (of which Fenelon Falls is a member) focused their attention on establishing Little Free Libraries in our District. 
The Fenelon Falls Little Free Library was constructed as part of a Rotary District 7010 project to promote reading in our communities.  A member of our community who is a professional photographer (Karen Suggitt of Baddow Road Photography) and her pictures are featured on the walls of the Little Free Library.  You may recognize some community members and or community activities that make our town so unique.
If this Library is successful, our club will consider creating more and positioning them in different spots around our community.  This first library was built for an ‘inside’ area.  Further builds can be constructed for outside sites. 
Next time you visit the Community Centre, take a look at the latest Rotary Club project…..and enjoy your book. 
The Early Bird Draw worth $500.00 was held Thursday 1 February.   Congratulations to
D. Snook of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.  His ticket has been returned to the drum for the remaining draws.
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KAWARTHA LAKES – Council has directed the voluntary $10,000 donation to the City of Kawartha Lakes from Evergreen Power Limited to the community funding component of the Fenelon Falls splash pad project.

In June 2017, Evergreen Power Limited made a deputation to Council to request a resolution of support for the proposed Small FIT Solar Project at 390 Northline Road. At the same time, the company noted a voluntary $10,000 donation to Council to use at its discretion.

The Fenelon Falls splash pad project is being constructed as a community led project. The Fenelon Falls Rotary Club is managing the project, which includes a total cost of $236,000. The City contributed $7500 to the project through tax support from the 50/50 Capital Partnership Fund. Allocating this voluntary donation will help to meet the projects’s funding requirements without possible reliance on additional tax-support funding if fundraising targets are not reached.

“This is a worthy community project that is accessible to all residents of Kawartha Lakes. I’m pleased that we can supplement the community fundraising efforts by allocating the donation from Evergreen Power Limited,” commented Mayor Letham.

Our Early Bird Draw was held last Thursday Night at our Rotary meeting.
L. Jenkenson of Lakefield held the winning ticket and will receive a cheque for $500.00.  His ticket was returned to the barrel for the upcoming draws.
Congratulations Mr. Jenkenson.
The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls will mark historic progress toward a polio-free world, while urging community support to end the paralyzing disease 
Event among thousands to be held by Rotary across the globe on World Polio Day – 24 Oct.
Fenelon Falls Ontario Canada – Rotary members in Fenelon Falls are among millions reaching out on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds and support to end polio – a vaccine preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today.   
Since Rotary and its partners launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative nearly 30 years ago, the incidence of polio has plummeted by more than 99.9 percent, from about 350,000 cases a year to just 37 cases in 2016. To sustain this progress, and protect all children from polio, Rotary has committed to raising US$50 million per year over the next three years in support of global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match Rotary’s commitment 2:1. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to previously polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk.  
About Rotary
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. Visit for more about Rotary and its efforts to eradicate polio.
The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls and its partner clubs in District 7010 are holding End Polio Now walks in their communities.  Be on the lookout for the red ponchos in your neighbourhood

The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls is pleased to announce the arrival of their new classic car.  Tickets are now available
This 1969 Dodge Dart GT Sport is a Canadian car, bought new in Winnipeg.   The car is a 340 convertible, originally an automatic now a 4 speed which was professionally converted. The Dodge Dart GT Sport runs and operates excellently.    The floors are original and rust free, which is very rare in a convertible.    The drive train was rebuilt and has very low mileage.  The speedo was zeroed when rebuilt, about 12000 miles.   It has a 391:1 posi rear.  The roof works excellent and is very tight, no wind noise.    It has a glass rear window. All glass is excellent.  The third owner purchased the Dodge Dart GT Sport in the South Trancona area of Winnipeg and was able to restore the engine. He enjoyed the cars success at shows for many a year winning first place in restored convertible class every time he entered.   The owner said he drove it about 10,000 miles over the 23 years since restoration.  The fourth owner recently replaced new tail light bezels and lenses, new mirrors  The car has new under hood wring, new redwall radials about 500 miles
The Rotary BELL belonging to the Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls has gone missing and our club thinks its namesake Rotary Club has it in its possession.    Does anyone recognize the person in this picture?   This bell has been in existence since our charter in April of 1944.   Our bell was last seen at the Rotary SHOWCASE Event on June 1st.   Our heirloom has great emotional ties to our club as it represents hours of hard work improving of community over the years.  If anyone sees our bell, please call any member of the Fenelon Rotary Club. 
Thank you for your assistance at recovering our stolen items
Rotary Fellowships are independent, social groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world.
Fellowships are open to Rotarians, family members and alumni. You can contact a fellowship directly by using the information listed in the Rotary Fellowships directory. Or search the discussion groups to find Rotary and Rotaract members with similar interests.
Designated by the R I board to recognize the importance of International Fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational interests, vocations, and health and medical issue-orientated interests, to promote increased participation in fellowships and increase understanding of this program.  The RI board encourages Fellowships groups to highlight activities through projects, activities, and events.  In celebration of Rotary Fellowship, June is designated as Fellowship Month.  
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Along with the City of Kawartha Lakes, local community groups and businesses in Fenelon Falls, the Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls has taken the lead and is installing a splash pad, lakeside at Garnet Graham Park.   This is a very exciting project! Our fundraising efforts have already started!  There will be a public meeting at the Gord Innes Auditorium, Fenelon Falls Community Centre on March 2  from 7 – 9. 
“We know that we can do more together than we can ever hope to do alone."
               Rotary International President Elect  Ian Riseley,
               Rotary International Assembly, San Diego,
               January 2017

Every January, the Rotary International President Elect (RIPE) sets the theme for the coming year at the Rotary International Assembly.  This year, RIPE Ian Riseley has set the theme,  Rotary:  Making a Difference!

In his address to the 2017 International Assembly, RIPE Riseley shared the three priorities the Rotary International Board has set for all of Rotary in the current strategic plan:
  • to support and strengthen our clubs
  • to focus and increase our humanitarian service
  • and to enhance Rotary's public image and awareness
He connected all of Rotary's priorities in one word:  sustainability.  He said, "Today, environmental degradation and climate change threaten us all.  They are having a disproportionate impact on those who are most vulnerable, those to whom Rotary has the greatest responsibility.  Yet environmental issues barely register on the Rotary  agenda.  The time is long past when environmental sustainability can be dismissed as not Rotary's concern.  It is, and must be, everyone's concern."
For this reason, he is asking every Rotary Club to plant at least one tree for each member between the beginning of the Rotary year and Earth Day, April 22, 2018.

On 26 January 2017,  Chantal Ford a community  member drew the winning ticket at the Fenelon Falls Community Centre.
The winner is Tanya McCauley of Lindsay with ticket # 6479.  Tanya wins $500.00.    Our next Early Bird draw is 30 March 2017
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One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.”
The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books. And the experience sowed in Ban a belief in the transformative power of global solidarity, a belief he has spent his career working to achieve. 
A meeting with U.S. President John F. Kennedy at the White House after winning an essay-writing contest as a teenager inspired Ban to become a diplomat. He entered Korea’s foreign service in 1970, serving roles including ambassador and minister of foreign affairs and trade before being elected UN secretary-general in 2006.
Ban made polio eradication a top priority of his second five-year term. In 2012, he chaired a polio summit on the sidelines of the annual General Assembly, securing strong commitment to eradication from all the heads of state where polio is endemic as well as ministers from key donor governments, Rotary, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He has included polio messages in his briefings, during visits to polio-priority countries, and in statements at multilateral events including the General Assembly, African Union, and Group of Eight summits, and has personally participated in polio vaccination campaigns.
In 2016, Ban addressed the Rotary International Convention in Seoul and donated his $100,000 honorarium to Rotary’s End Polio Now campaign. “The ‘wind in our sails’ is Rotary International,” he now tells The Rotarian. “Thanks to its advocacy, we have been able to come within striking distance of a polio-free world. I will always be grateful to its leaders and its many volunteers on the front lines of this effort. They are truly noble humanitarians.”
Ban is stepping down from his position at the United Nations after a decade that saw declines in poverty and achievements in public health. But it was also a rough period for the UN, with rising violent extremism and an unprecedented population of refugees. His successor, António Guterres, former prime minister of Portugal, begins 1 January. The Rotarian’s Diana Schoberg interviewed Ban about polio, his legacy, and how Rotary and the UN can work together. “I believe the world is moving in the right direction,” he says. “I am generally hopeful.”
THE ROTARIAN: A cornerstone of your legacy will be the Paris Agreement on climate change. How were you able to rally people together about this issue?
BAN: It has been a long, hard road, but it has paid off. I went against all of my advisers by raising climate change with then-U.S. President George W. Bush in my first visit to the White House during my third week in office in 2007. He was a bit surprised – but he came on board. At the meeting in Bali where we adopted the first road map leading to the Paris agreement, the United States gave its last-minute support. President Bush confided to me at a private farewell lunch in 2009 that the U.S. delegation leader had phoned him from Bali for advice and he told her to do what I wanted.
While the outcome of the Copenhagen climate change conference in 2009 was not what we had expected, it was the start of a long road that led to the Paris Agreement. My vision to get to an agreement was based on one word: inclusion. The issue of climate is too important and too big for only governments to take on. We opened the doors of the United Nations to civil society and to the business sector. They, too, needed a seat at the table. Civil society has kept pressure on governments to act. Whether it’s the energy sector, the insurance industry, or transportation companies, they all have a role to play.
TR: What is your most unsung achievement at the UN?
BAN: I have made human rights a top priority, which is reflected across all areas of the United Nations. Human rights are integral to the Sustainable Development Goals [a set of 17 goals adopted in 2015 to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all within 15 years]. And after hearing “never again” over and over again in response to atrocity crimes, I created the Human Rights up Front initiative to prevent and respond to warning signs of looming atrocities.
I have also been proud to be the first secretary-general to speak out against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. And because I believe in leading by example, I backed up my words with full equality in terms of benefits. 
Sometimes in the world of diplomacy, “unsung” successes are destined to remain so. I have often employed quiet diplomacy, whether to ensure the release of an imprisoned journalist or convincing a leader to truly listen to the aspirations of his people. Quiet diplomacy is about letting the other party get the credit for doing the right thing. It’s not about me getting accolades.
TR: With the recent setback in polio eradication in Nigeria in mind, what is the key to ending polio?
BAN: Trust is essential. To earn and maintain trust, it is absolutely imperative that there be no politicization of polio eradication activities. Community and religious leaders are our best advocates in this effort.
The detection of wild poliovirus in Nigeria is a serious setback, but it is only a setback. The world has never been closer to eradicating polio, we have the tools and strategies that we know are effective in stopping the disease, and together we have reduced polio transmission to the lowest levels in history in just three countries worldwide. If we continue, with courage and determination, on our current trajectory, we will stop polio once and for all. Failure is not an option, and in the very near future, I believe we will deliver on Rotary’s promise of a polio-free world for all generations to come.
TR: What decision or course of action from your time as secretary-general would you change if you could?
BAN: I have made clear to the member states, and particularly to the members of the Security Council, that they work best when they are united. That is why I have felt so frustrated about the disunity in the Security Council when it comes to Syria. As I have argued, it shames us all that we as an international community have not been able to come together and halt this brutal war.  While that disunity has persisted, more than 300,000 people have died. I will keep working until my last day in office to resolve this horrific crisis, but I need the support of the member states – all of them.
TR: UN peacekeepers played a role in introducing cholera to Haiti after the devastating earthquake in that country in 2010. The epidemic has since killed 10,000 people and sickened 800,000. What can the UN do to restore trust?
BAN: It is clear that the United Nations has a moral responsibility to the victims of the cholera epidemic and for supporting Haiti in overcoming the epidemic and building sound water, sanitation, and health systems. During my own visit to the country, I made it clear that I deeply regret the terrible suffering the people of Haiti have endured as a result of the cholera epidemic.
I am working to develop a package that would provide material assistance and support to those Haitians most directly affected by cholera. These efforts must include, as a central focus, the victims of the disease and their families. The United Nations also intends to intensify its support to reduce, and ultimately end, the transmission of cholera, improve access to care and treatment, and address the longer-term issues of water, sanitation, and health systems in Haiti.
TR: The UN’s recent Sustainable Development Goals for 2030 are more numerous and seem more detailed than the Millennium Development Goals – 17 goals with multiple subpoints for each. What was the thinking behind that, and how can the UN and partners keep so many goals in focus?
BAN: I have heard the criticism that we have too many goals and they may be unwieldy.
These new goals matter because they will be the yardstick that everything between now and 2030 is judged against. These goals are far more than aspirations. They provide a guide for action in the key areas where countries will have to invest in order to move forward.
Moreover, the goals, including their subpoints, were not imposed by the United Nations bureaucrats like some forced agenda. The 17 SDGs are the product of long and detailed consultations by member states as well as the broader civil society through online portals and local meetings. We may have a big number, but the goals are a true reflection of what the world has been asking for.
TR: We are seeing globalism being rejected in many pockets. Nations are becoming less stable, and tribalism or religious sectarianism is gaining some appeal. What can the UN offer to counter these trends?
BAN: This has been a period of multiple challenges – from the financial crisis to the uprisings in the Middle East, from the rise of violent extremism to renewed geopolitical competition in Europe and Asia.
In times of uncertainty, we do see a rise of politicians who prey on people’s fear, especially when it comes to the rising number of refugees and migrants. We must reject the dangerous political math that says you add votes by dividing people, and we need to stand against bigotry and xenophobia in all its forms. The United Nations has just launched a campaign against this poison. It is designed to foster communities of inclusion and mutual respect – and we call it, simply, “Together.”
This time of uncertainty has also witnessed a rise in violent extremism. While it’s of course critical to counter this extremism, we must also work hard to prevent it. I recently put together the UN Plan of Action to Prevent Violent Extremism, which places heavy emphasis on human rights. Experience with counterterrorism measures has underscored the need to avoid stoking the fires we are trying to extinguish. To this end, civil society organizations, like Rotary, have an important part to play by promoting inclusion and dialogue between communities.
TR: What advice can you offer Rotary leaders on working with people in a diverse, multicultural, global organization?
BAN: I’m not sure that I can offer any advice to Rotary leaders. Your organization is older than the United Nations and, arguably, you have a broader representation than we do. When I had the privilege to address your members recently in Korea, I think I counted more flags in the hall than we have at the United Nations!
Since you are asking, I will share some thoughts. Every day that I have worked at the United Nations, I have combined my efforts with people from every part of the world, and that has shown me the value of having as broad a range of viewpoints as possible when dealing with the world’s problems. I found that I gain much from listening to people from cultures other than mine who approach problems and solutions differently. That intellectual diversity, whether in the UN or any other organization, is to be cherished and nourished. We all have much to gain from listening to others. No one culture holds the keys to all the solutions.
TR: How can Rotary and the UN make the most of our partnership?
BAN: Rotary and other similarly engaged civil society organizations represent the best that the world has to offer. You understand the need to get involved and participate positively in the lives of your communities and the world around us.
We now have a global agenda to build a better, more equitable, more sustainable world. I would encourage Rotary International to embrace the Sustainable Development Goals and find within them areas where we could, as partners, replicate the success of the polio eradication campaign. 
By Diana Schoberg/ The Rotarian Magazine , January 2017
The Christmas Season is a busy time of the year for the Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls.  We started off with Santa Day and our trailer and car participated in the twilight Santa Parade. Along the parade route, we gave out packages of cookies as well as hot chocolate to onlookers.  Our 800 packages went quickly and we ran out before the parade had reached the end.  A few days later we served our annual Christmas dinner to the residents of Fenelon Court.  Goodie bags of hand lotion were presented to all the residents.
We look forward to 2017 and all the goals we have to achieve over the next six months of this Rotary year. 
Have a wonderful time celebrating the joys of the season. 
Fenelon Falls Fire Fighters (Station #22) and St. John Ambulance (Kawartha Lakes) joined the Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls at tonight’s meeting.
Paul Harris, a Chicago attorney was best known for founding Rotary International in 1905.  In 1957, The Paul Harris Fellows program was established to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Rotary Foundation.  Paul Harris fellows include Mother Theresa and Nelson Mandela, to mention a few; good examples of those who made daily contributions to Service Above Self.  
Tonight the Paul Harris was presented to Walter Sweeney.  A resident of Fenelon Falls, Walter has 36 years of service as a volunteer Fire Fighter in Fenelon Falls, as well as a member of St. John’s Ambulance during those 36 years.   Walter spends most of his weekends at local fairs, public educational events or first aid classes throughout the area; always contributing his time to the good of others.  President Dave Kish presented Walter Sweeney with his Paul Harris Award.  
The St. John’s Ambulance was presented with financial support from the Rotary Club.
The City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Fighters (Station 22) were also presented with financial support from The Rotary Club.

Paul Harris - circa 1896
President Dave Kish, City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham, newest Paul Harris recipient Walter Sweeney, City of Kawartha Lakes Counsellors Doug Emslie and Steve Strangway and City of Kawartha Lakes Fire Chief Mark Pankhurst
The newest member of an elite group - the Paul Harris Society Walter Sweeney receives his award from President Dave Kish
Thank you Walter for all that you have done for our community. A well deserved award. 

The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls was one of twelve major financial Rotary Club contributors to the school build in Daunleb village last February.  Over a 3 week period, 24 Rotarians and friends built the second school to offer English to children as well as sewing classes to the women of the village.  The school is located in the rural south east part of Cambodia not far from the Vietnam border. The families in the community are involved in agricultural activities as their livelihood.   Since the build, the school has helped the women to become proficient in their sewing skills and hopefully will be able to start a micro business or work in the garment industry.  The English classes offer all the children an opportunity to learn English as a Second Language  improving their chances of a better job in the future.
Another example of a successful Rotary project. 
On July 2, the Rotary Club held the final draw for our Go Green 1971 Dodge Charger. The winner was S. Robinson of Burlington.
The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls wishes to announce the latest addition to our family.     SUPER BEE arrived in Fenelon Falls on July 2 and tickets are now available.     Details:  1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee A12 Tribute 2 door hardtop with a 440 cubic inch motor modified to the A12 specifications with a six pack.  This Coronet has a Hemi 4 Speed transmission.  The Paint is in excellent condition.  4 wheel drum braking system.
Please visit our web site  for further details.

Rotary’s founder, Paul Harris, believed that serving humanity is “the most worthwhile thing a person can do,” RI President-elect John F. Germ said, and that being a part of Rotary is a “great opportunity” to make that happen.

Germ unveiled the 2016-17 presidential theme, Rotary Serving Humanity, to incoming district governors on 18 January at the International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA.

“I believe everyone recognizes the opportunity to serve Rotary for what it truly is: not a small opportunity, but a great one; an opportunity of a lifetime to change the world for the better, forever through Rotary’s service to humanity,” said Germ.

Rotary members around the globe are serving humanity by providing clean water to underdeveloped communities, promoting peace in conflict areas, and strengthening communities through basic education and literacy. But none more important than our work to eradicate polio worldwide, he said.

After a historic year in which transmission of the wild poliovirus was stopped in Nigeria and all of Africa, Germ said we are closer than ever to ending polio.

“We are at a crossroads in Rotary,” he added. “We are looking ahead at a year that may one day be known as the greatest year in Rotary’s history: the year that sees the world’s last case of polio.”

Last year’s milestones leave just two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan, where the virus still circulates. Polio would be only the second human disease ever to be eradicated.

When that moment arrives, it’s “tremendously important” that Rotary is ready for it, said Germ. “We need to be sure that we are recognized for that success, and leverage that success into more partnerships, greater growth, and even more ambitious service in the decades to come.”

Germ, a member of the Rotary Club of Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, encouraged attendees to return to their clubs and communities and spread the word about Rotary’s role in the fight for a polio-free world.

“People who want to do good will see that Rotary is a place where they can change the world. Every Rotary club needs to be ready to give them that opportunity,” Germ said.

Enhancing Rotary’s image isn’t the only way to boost membership. “We need clubs that are flexible, so our service will be more attractive to younger members, recent retirees, and working people.”

He added: “We need more willing hands, more caring hearts, and more bright minds to move our work forward.”


Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls purchased a PAD for Women’s Resources of Lindsay
On 20 April 2016 the Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls provided an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to the Women’s Resources in Lindsay. Women's Resources provides an 18 bed safe, short-term shelter for women and their children who are seeking safety from abuse.  The shelter operates 24 hours, 7 days a week including a crisis support line.    Women's Resources offers supportive counselling to women who have been abused or are currently in an abusive relationship. Information is available at
The Heart and Stroke Foundation, report that approximately 7,000 cardiac arrests occur in Ontario alone each year. The odds of survival are almost four times greater if someone performs CPR immediately, and when combined with early defibrillation, AEDs can increase sudden cardiac arrest survival rates up to 75% if delivered in the first few minutes prior to the arrival of EMS.
Padcore Plus is a privately owned business providing Defibrillator PAD sites across the province of Ontario. Information is available at   The guidelines that are adhered to are the same guidelines that were created through the Heart and Stroke Foundation in the recent 2010 ECC Guidelines of Resuscitation.    Having medical oversight allows them to develop this program. It also allows them to provide Quality Assurance and Continued Quality Improvement. Should a PAD site experience an event where someone collapses due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest, a Padcore Plus consultant will retrieve the data of the event that is stored in the AED, download it and will review the data for compliancy to the program in consultation with the medical director.     Should the victim have a return of spontaneous circulation, the data that is retrieved will be forwarded to the location where the patient is transported.
The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls offered to purchase a PAD for Women’s Resources and will continue to provide the funding for the service agreement through Padcore. The Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls obtains funds for projects like this through fund raising such as selling tickets in their Classic Car Draw which can be seen at
Pictured from left Helen Robinson, President of the Rotary Club of Fenelon Falls, Terry Lowe from Padcore Plus, Penny Chatson, Residential Services Manager Women’s Resources and Randy Johnson, Chair of the Classic Car Committee.

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