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Regular meeting Jan. 23, 2014

Posted by Maureen O'Hara on Jan 28, 2014

Meeting called to order by Pres. Lance followed by O Canada, Rotary Toast, Rotary Grace.

Introduction of guests: Wayne Lavery, Cheryl McCombe, Linda Litwin, Tom Reddering, Hannah Reddering, and Nerea Rosenthal joined us tonight.

Sergeant at Arms: Sergeant Brian fined Steve, and Richard, but most people were happy: Lance because he is attending There’s Something In The Water, and that he shaved his mustache; Steve because he is leaving on Sat. for Cambodia with a District group to distribute 1250 bicycles; Michele because Océane said what a nice day it was because it was so sunny; Andrew because he has nothing to do with Justin Bieber, and Linda because her daughter Alex has moved to a new family and is playing hockey, and she (Linda) is going to do something with exchange students while they are on exam break.    

Nerea shared some information and photos about her home in Argentina (Santa Teresita, Buenos Aires), her family, and her friends. While here she has gone snowmobiling, gone to Toronto to see an aquarium and the CN Tower, to Ottawa to see Parliament Hill and skating. Nerea presented Lance with a banner from her Rotary Club in Argentina, and received one of ours from Lance. Nerea thanked us and said she thinks Canada is beautiful.

David Zilstra introduced Monica Melichar of the Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary. Monica is originally from the Czech Republic, and has a BSc in Zoology, and many years work experience at the Metro Zoo and as an owner of a pet shop. She and her husband moved to the Blairhampton 3 years ago and opened the Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is a charitable organization which operates on corporate sponsorship, donations, and grants which is dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of orphaned and injured wildlife. Monica and her husband nurse injured wildlife and release them, if possible. They treat many injuries, and conditions, such as amputations, mange, abandonment. They have a number of volunteers who assist in spending time and care with the animals. Monica told of experiences with squirrels, weasels, porcupines, foxes, skunks, owls, seagulls, otters, and deer.

The Sanctuary is hosting a Have a Heart for Wildlife fundraiser at the Dominion Hotel on Feb. 15 including live music and silent auction. Tickets are only $15.

The Sanctuary has applied for a grant from Shell. By going to www.fuelling anyone can vote for the Sanctuary.

Monica and her family will enjoy some Gooderham Maple Syrup as thanks.

Club business:

1.      Lance read a letter from Barry Devolin MP regarding his Capital Experience Program, and a thank you note from Gillian Hawley for being sponsored by our club on the trip.

2.      Océane has been skiing, snowmobiling and wrote her Math exam today.

3.      Greeters for February will be Richard vanNood and Brian Nash.

4.      A reminder about There’s Something in the Water on Sat.

Adjournment at 7:20 p.m.

Ted had a shot at winning $319.50 but his luck didn’t turn over.

Minutes taken by: Maureen O’Hara

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Regular meeting Jan. 16, 2014

Posted by Maureen O'Hara on Jan 15, 2014

Meeting called to order by Pres. Elect David followed by O Canada, Rotary Toast, Rotary Grace. David shared that earlier in the week,  Pres. Lance fell on the ice at Pinestone, broke his arm, and is scheduled for surgery on a shattered elbow tomorrow.

Introduction of guests: Rosemary Jung

Sergeant at Arms: Brian issued a general fine/happy buck to all those happy enough to have made it safely to the meeting tonight. Maureen was fined for not having the membership list up-to-date. He fined Brian for torpedoing the opportunity for a book deal about the newest media baron – Lord Lebo. Bram paid a happy buck for having sorted out the media baron issue.

Andy Salvatori introduced tonight’s program. Karl Hartwick and Bob Davis have been travelling on canoe trips for many years. In summer 2013, they participated in a trip of a lifetime. They travelled from June 28-August 25 through the Northern Yukon.They travelled with 4 other friends/seasoned canoeists. They travelled with wood/canvas canoes and were actually above the Arctic Circle. Their route included the Rat R., Snake R.,, Porcupine R. Weather forced some changes to the original schedule, so the travellers measured progress by elevation of terrain rather than distance. Portaging provided many challenges. The photos of the trip showed spectacular landscape, beautiful plants, and some beautiful wildlife pictures including albino porcupine, grizzly bear, caribou . They did some fishing, much hiking, and met some incredibly welcoming and helpful residents of places along the way. Residents shared stories, food, traditions, and hospitality. Looking to show their appreciation, the group donated a canoe made by Hugh Stewart to the residents of Old Crow Village, their last stop on the trip. The story has many facets, experiences, and discoveries which were obviously a terrific adventure and have lifelong memories for the duo.

Club business:

1.      Auction. Brian began distribution of tickets for Auction. Date: March 1. Place: Pinestone. Price: $45 p.p. Please give David ticket numbers as they are assigned/sold to people.

2.      Chamber of Commerce. Rosemary reminded members of Chamber of Commerce Awards and Gala on Feb. 22 at Pinestone. Deadline for nominations for awards has been extended to Jan. 22. Go to Haliburton Highlands Chamber of Commerce web site for details.

3.      Hockey Night in Haliburton. Maureen reminded people that event coordinators are still looking for volunteers. Richard showed pictures of the 40’ screen which will show “There’s Something in the Water”.

4.      Océane shared that she went to Bracebridge to a sleepover with an exchange friend, went skiing, and visited the Haliburton donkeys at the Feed Store.

Adjournment at 7:30 p.m.

Andrew took a chance at winning $301, but flipped the 10 of Diamonds, and left the pot.

Minutes taken by: Maureen O’Hara

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Regular meeting January 9, 2014

Posted by Maureen O'Hara on Jan 08, 2014

Meeting called to order by Pres. Lance followed by O Canada, Rotary Toast, Rotary Grace.

Introduction of guests: Nerea Rosenthal (inbound short-term exchange student from Argentina), Hannah Reddering (outbound short-term exchange student to Argentina), Barry Devolin, Greg Metcalfe.

To accommodate schedule of speaker we moved right to program.

George introduced Barry Martin

Barry spoke of an exciting upcoming initiative about the performing arts. SPARC (Symposium for Performing Arts in Rural Communities will take place in Haliburton Apr.  in Rural Communities will take place in Haliburton Apr. 24-27. This event is the first of its’ kind in Canada and maybe North America. Many speakers, performers, and participants will be meeting and will be learning, sharing and developing networks (some international) to sustain and promote performing arts in rural communities.Sponsorship from HCDC, Trillium funding Ontario, Canadian Heritage, Ont. Highlands Rourism among others have assisted in the planning of the event. Many local venues will be utilized and showcased including Fleming College, Canoe FM, Forest Festival, Kinmount Theatre to name a few, with a gala to be held at Bark lake leadership Camp. It is expected that 50 presenters, and 150 participants from all points of the globe will attend and participate. Anyone can register. See for more info.

Sergeant at Arms: Brian fined Ted for Bragging (via Facebook) of weather in Florida, Barry Devolin for no adversity in parliament recently, Océane for not having her Rotary Jacket, Richard for not coming through as Brian’s mole. Happy buck donors included  Maureen for good Samaritans with snow plows, Ted for enjoying the Xmas lunch at no cost, Michele for a new grandson born Wed., George (sweet and sour) for being able to go and distribute bicycles in Cambodia and for missing Rotary for 6 weeks, Barry for the life-long impact Rotary exchange had on his life and glad of this club’s support of program.

Club business:

1.      Pres. Lance presented Richard vanNood with a Paul Harris +2 pin. Well done Richard.

2.      Rotary Summer Music Series. Andrew reported that the series will run for 6 Tuesday nights from July 8 – Aug. 12. It is hoped that event will be cost-neutral, through corporate sponsorship, and pass-the-hat donations. Tenders will be posted for performers. Sign-up sheets for volunteers will be prepared. Rotary car will be on-site.

3.      Bandshell blow-out. Celebration of bandshell  completion, and recognition of all contributors (paid and unpaid) will be held by way of a concert and BarBQ on Sun. June 22.

4.      Correspondence. Letter from community member Shannon Billings praising Rotary for Community Christmas Party and for community contribution and involvement.

5.      Océane went to Windsor (and Detroit to say she was there) over Christmas with her host family, She has also gone to Collingwood, went snowshoeing with Steve and Andrea Roberts, and tried skiing for the first time.

6.      There will be brief Board meeting following tonight’s meeting

Adjournment at 7:00 p.m.

Card Game:

George(yes, again!) tried to make a selection that would win him $279 but it was not to be.

Minutes taken by: Maureen O’Hara


1.      The District Bicycle Distribution effort had a goal of 800 bikes to distribute in Cambodia, will be giving out 1275 bikes!!! Wow.

2.      Steffy Ramos (former Exchange student) is studying International Studies and will be travelling to participate at UN in New York in April. Well done, Steffy!

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Regular meeting November 14, 2013

Posted by Maureen O'Hara on Nov 13, 2013

Meeting was called to order by President Lance followed by O Canada, Rotary Toast, Rotary Grace.

Introduction of Guests: Lorry and Connor Brandon, Brian Desbiens, and Sandra Dupret joined us.

Sergeant at Arms Jim Miners fined Ted for not attending to greeter duties, and imposed a general fine for anyone not wearing a Rotary pin. Happy bucks were paid by Mark for having the Christmas luncheon menu ready for perusal, and by Ted for going to Nevada, seeing Pat Sajak, and for the HHSS Jr. Football team playing in the National Captial Bowl in Orillia this weekend.

Tonight’s program was presented by Andrea Roberts (Dysart councillor) and Chris Lynd (Haliburton Arts Council). The ladies are members of the Dysart Cultural Resource Committee and spoke of the potential and possibilities that they hope to promote in conjunction with the Rotary Bandshell. They proposed the idea of a 6 week music concert series in the summer utilising the new bandshell, from July 8 to August 12, 2014. Tuesday nights were chosen based on other already planned events. The goal would be to promote use of the park, tourist (and local) entertainment events, and promotion of musical talent, as well as demonstrating to the community the possibilities and potential of this new and improved venue.

As someone or some organization need to be the “home” of this venture, it was suggested that Rotary fill that role, at least for the inauguration of the showcase project. It was suggested that a committee be struck consisting of 3 Rotarians, Andrea Roberts, Chris Lynd, Janis Parker, 2 members of Folk Society and perhaps 1 or 2 members of public.  Club would sign park use agreements, and flow money in and out. Committee members would utilize contacts and relationships to develop a schedule of performers.

Rotary would be the prime sponsors with revenue returning from donations from audience, other sponsors possible, have the role of identified volunteers collecting donations and promoting Rotary and Haliburton.

References were made to the Peterborough “Concerts in the Park”,  and Minden “Music on the Gull” which have both developed into successful entertainment venues and audience draws to the areas.

John thanked the ladies and stated that the Club would be discussing this proposal.

Club business:

1.      We were honored to be included in the announcement of Ted Brandon as the recipient of the Brian Desbiens Community Service Award. Sandra Dupret, Dean of Fleming College Haliburton Campus nominated Ted for this award. Namesake Brian Desbiens, Past Presidnet of Fleming College was pleased to present the award to Ted  at our meeting. The award is bestowed for contribution to the community on behalf of the College as well as a community developer locally and further afield. Brian cited Ted’s commitment, enthusiasm and efforts in the development of the college campus from its’ inception. As a colleague of MPP Chris Hodgson, he was instrumental in the initial funding proposal, and continues in his commitment to the College, to the Haliburton Campus and its’ unique programs, and to Haliburton as a community member and advocate.

Ted graciously accepted the award, thanking Brian for his inspirational leadership, thanking Barb Bolin and Sandra as campus leaders and developers, thanked his wonderful wife and son for their support, and thanked Rotary for their support and opportunities.

2.       Auction. Members are asked to notify Auction Chair Brian Nash as they secure donations to ensure inclusion in promotion and to avoid last minute panics.

3.      Christmas Events. A reminder of the Community Christmas party Dec.6, Club Christmas Party Fri. Dec. 13, and Christmas luncheon Dec. 19.

4.      Banner presentation. Bram presented Pres. Lance with a banner from the Delray Beach Rotary Club in Delray Beach, Florida.

5.      Foundation. Richard reminded members of the option of having donations to the Foundation matched by club to a maximum of $200. To ensure a tax receipt for 2013, donations should be made by Dec. 1, but will still be matched by Club until Dec. 31 and will receive receipt for next year. Richard distributed RI pamphlets describing the Foundation, its’ history and operation.

6.      Correspondence:

a.      Community Care is looking for participants and/or teams to enter in a bowl-a-thon fundraiser. Lance will find out more details.

b.      Haliburton Christmas Parade is requesting financial support. Lance will find out details and enquire as to donations to Food bank.

7.         Youth Exchange:

Océane reported that her trip to New York City was an incredible experience, culminating in participation in Rotary Day at the UN.

Michele read an update from outbound student Alex Litwin in Finland. She expressed her gratefulness and pride in being a Rotary Exchange Student. It has opened many conversational doors. Alex is impressed with the characteristics if the Finnish people – they are an honest and introverted people who appreciate silences as part of conversations. She has not gotten lost yet, has slowly started to make friends and has made connections through her playing on the Finnish Women’s hockey team. Despite some challenges regarding her VISA card and the shipment of her hockey equipment, she is having a marvelous time and very grateful to our club and to Rotary for being part of the experience.

8.       Remembrance Day. Discussion occurred regarding looking into Rotary laying a wreath at the cenotaph next year.

9.      Board meeting next Thursday, Nov. 21 after regular meeting.

Adjournment at 7:15 p.m.

Richard took a stab at winning $174.50 in the Card Game but his Queen of Diamonds said otherwise.

Minutes taken by: Maureen O’Hara

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Regular meeting November 7, 2013

Posted by Maureen O'Hara on Nov 09, 2013

Meeting was called to order by Vice President David followed by O Canada, Rotary Toast, Rotary Grace.

Guests Adam Perecko and Miles Allen joined us.

Sergeant at Arms Brian fined anyone in short-sleeves, Jerry for finally moving gravel, and for anyone without a poppy. Jerry had a happy buck for Tim’s opening, from Maureen for getting a flu shot, and from Michele for Océane being able to go to New York city and for volunteer drivers Mark and Maureen. David had good wishes for Marlene and Andy Salvatori’s birthdays and for Ted’s anniversary in Rotary.

Tonight’s program was presented by Amanda Ranson, the Director of Tourism for Haliburton County.

Amanda’s job is to create tourist demand in Haliburton County. Building on already completed research and studies, Amada’s goal is to implement some strategies fairly quickly in order to create confidence, support, participation, and collaborative efforts. Prior fragmentation has been non-successful in creating larger benefits. The challenges include developing a brand for our County, incorporating brand guidelines and common themes. Her office will be hiring some one to develop a more definitive tag line.

They have already decided on the promotion of #MyHaliburtonHighlands as an identity brand and promoting this on identifying products.

Utilizing social and digital media in focused, positive manner will provide public relations, advertising, and county promotion in a cost-effective and interactive manner, engaging many sources of feedback and input.

Club business:

1.      Bandshell. Installation expected to occur Mon-Wed. of next week, with roof being put on Thurs. and Fri.

2.      Auction. Brian announced that personalized “ask” letters will be distributed. The goal is to have all donations in by Jan. 23, with auction on March 1, 2014. Plan are to include confirmed donors in advertising.

3.      Christmas luncheon.Mark has several choices for club to select from. He will be looking for input next week.

4.      Annual meeting. Per RI regulations and club by-laws, we are required to hold an annual meeting in December to elect executive for 2014-15. Due to December club commitment, we will be holding this meeting, in conjunction with Club Assembly on Nov. 28.

Adjournment at 7:10 p.m.

Lucky Diane used her ticket to try for $142 in the card game. The 3 of spades denied her the money.

Minutes taken by: Maureen O’Hara

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Regular meeting October 10, 2013

Posted by Maureen O'Hara on Oct 12, 2013

Meeting was called to order by President Lance  followed by O Canada, Rotary Toast, Rotary Grace.

Guests included Bill and Lisa Kerr, Adam Perecko, and Dennis Casey.

Sergeant Brian fined Andy Salvatori as being responsible for Curry’s tow truck, and Andy Glecoff for doing so well selling rain gear in this weather. Happy bucks came from Richard for having a houseful of company for Thanksgiving, from Curry for finding the key to the shed, and from Lance for going to District Conference.

Tonight’s program was presented by Melvin Tejada, the Director of the Eye and Dental Clinic in Honduras.

The clinic has been operating for 16 years. Melvin started working there in 2003. Since then 10,000 eye surgeries have been performed. Honduras is the 2nd poorest country, with 5% being in upper class, 10% in middle class, and 74% being really, really poor. All patients are seen and only pay if they can. Volunteer ophthalmologist visit villages where 20,000 people become blind each year – 50% of those with cataracts. Donated glasses are distributed to villages.

Government is not interested in dental side. The hospital is run by the government but supplies are insufficient. Outreach programs are run to educate and encourage dental hygiene and its far-reaching benefits. Honduras has only 70 opthalmologistd for 8 million people.

Some of the main causes of blindness are diabetes (often diet-related), being in sun with no eye protection, and genetics.

Club business:

1.      Library. Thank you from Bessie Sulivan for donation fo funds for books in Wilberforce. Harold and Chester will be recognized.

2.      Bottle drive. Volunteers for bottle collection are Lance, Maureen, John, Mark, Michele and Océane. Richard will set up tant ant table in morning. Andrew will collect tent ant table at end of day.

3.      Auction. Brian is planning auction for Feb. 22, encouraging bigger and better than ever. Donors to be recognized in advertisements, so get them early.

4.      Brian and Dorothy Menton. Richard read an update from the Menton’s about traveling in China fro a week due to a National Holiday. All is going well.

5.      Road clean-up. Andrew is organizing club road clean-up of Rotary adopted road for Saturday Oct. 19.

Adjournment at 7:30 p.m.

Minutes taken by: Maureen O’Hara

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Regular meeting October 3, 2013

Posted by Maureen O'Hara on Oct 04, 2013

Meeting was called to order by President Lance  followed by O Canada, Rotary Toast, Rotary Grace.

Guests Colby Marcellus and Craig Gordon joined us.

Colby and Craig were introduced in the Business Profile segment as the new owners/operators of Baked and Battered. Colby is the baker and Craig is the batterer of the establishment. The 2 friends are from the Guelph and Acton area who had a desire to live and work in the Highlands. They opened in June and are identifying trends, likes, dislikes, and best practices.

Tonight’s program was presented by Nancy Bownsberger, the Manager of Communications at SIRCH Community Services. Nancy explained the development of the Community Kitchen project and thanked Rotary for their role in supporting and expanding of this initiative. The program has afforded the development of many social, skill-building, skill-sharing, educational, and communication opportunities in a positive and supportive manner. Contribution and participation fromn Rotary has helped the program grow from 272 meals the first year, to 800 meals the second year, to a second site in Minden and an increase from 4-30 volunteers. Nancy thanked us for our donation of funds, crockpots, roasting pans and support of the social development of members of the community. She demonstrated how one project can act as a catalyst and an animator of numerous positive outcomes.

Club business:

1.      Lance read a thank you from Jean Anthon for the club donation of $5000 to the Minden Flood Relief Fund.

2.      Lance read a thank you from Youth Unlimited for sponsoring the summer Water camp in which 21 youth participated.

3.      Board report. Maureen reported on actions of Board to donate $400 to Highland Storm, $250 for bicycle distribution in Cambodia, $1500 towards the purchase of books for the Wilberforce library, $500 towards Artist in the School Program, $1000 to John Teljeur to support the Fill the Truck initiative, and to have Club match member donations to Foundation made before Dec. 31 up to an amount of $200 per member, with a total cap of  $3000 on club matching funds. Library will be asked to recognize past Wilberforce Rotarians Harold Herlihey and Chester Schwandt in library donation.

4.      Walk A Mile in her Shoes. Dave Zilstra, Pete McTeague and Richard vanNood will be participating Oct. 19 to bring attention to domestic abuse against women.

5.      Bottle Drive. Bottle Drive at Haliburtton Beer Store Oct. 12 to raise funds for Polio Plus.

6.      Foundation. Richard presented Lance with a Paul Harris +2 award pin.

Adjournment at 7:30 p.m.

Minutes taken by: Maureen O’Hara

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Regular meeting June 13, 2013

Posted by Maureen O'Hara on Jun 12, 2013

Meeting called to order by President Andrew followed by O Canada, Rotary Toast, Rotary Grace.

Introduction of guests: Bram Lebo joined us to see if membership in Rotary is a good fit for both he and the club.

Sing Song: Songmaster  Art led us in a rousing version of Vive Le Rotary in the key of “D”.

Sergeant at Arms: Jim opened the floor for happy and sad bucks:

☺Marlene got play with her grandchildren

Pd double buck for Marran to tell members that she has a book of gear which can have the Rotary logo embroidered. See her for more info.

☺John Beachli needed replacement for his shift at the Home Show and 7 members showed up at his plea.

Leora hasn’t mastered her secretary duties and wanted to share an opportunity for an excursion to South Africa in October for $2000.

☺☺Lance has found a second youth exchange host family for next year – Sandra Dupret, Principal of Fleming College Haliburton; and he got several responses for a request for ideas of items to take to Portugal to Convention.

Jim’s last meeting as Sergeant. Be prepared with pins next week when Sergeant Diane will be on the lookout.

A general fine was levied for anyone who has attendance of less than 50%, and for anyone who has not sold a car ticket since the Early Bird draw.

Art Ward introduced tonight’s program presented by Kim Emmerson.

Kim was born in Haliburton and completed a diploma in Business Administration from Ryerson. Kim is a former Rotarian of 37 years. Kim was President of the club in 1990-91. He has always been interested  in History – especially Haliburton history and was instrumental in the writing of our Rotary History of the President’s of Haliburton Rotary book 1944-2004.

Kim is in the process of refurbishing a dam in the centre of Haliburton. He shared his plans, struggles, challenges, and successes to do so.

Kim shared history of Haliburton, the logging industry, and the 2 power dams on the Drag River that were originally owned by his family – at the end of Outlet Bay aka Mud Lake, and the at the site of the  Lumber Mill  adjacent to the bridge on Highland St.

Since 2004, Kim has investigated and worked towards refurbishing and operationalising the dam in town while keeping the historical importance and community enjoyment of the dam. Kim shared some of the trials and tribulations of the (up to now) 9 year project. Many, many tests, studies, and reviews have had to be completed, using a great deal of time and money. The first MNR study alone took 4 years to establish that the dam is a low-risk structure –a statement that Kim had made at the outset. Their recommendations were to tear the dam down or repair at a cost of approximately $1.2 million. Since removing the dam would have considerable environmental consequences and the money was the estimate of an expert-panel of engineers, Kim left the meeting.

Being persistent, Kim explored other options. As of last Friday, at considerable cost (but a lot less than $1.2 million), a temporary structure was put in place to begin to fill concrete into the re-inforced dam.

The future of the dam may hold production of power. The FIT program would provide income and enough power to power approximately 62 homes.

In the interest of preserving family history, community history and being aware of environmental impact and concerns, Kim is to be commended for his patience and perseverance in an exciting project that will benefit the entire community. Kim is happy to share his presentation to any groups who might be interested.

A number of anecdotes were shared by Kim and members related to the dam, logging, and history.

George thanked Kim for his presentation with Maple syrup from Gooderham – another natural phenomenon in the county.

Club business:

1.      A thank you card was read from the Interact Club for club assistance with Radio Day.

2.      A thank you card was read from SIRCH for support of Hike for Hospice to help them reach their goal.

3.      Thank you card was read from Fleming College for award donated to Kerry Nelson.

4.      Board meeting will be after tonight’s meeting.

5.      Year-end dinner will be at Bonnie View June 27. Members do not pay for dinner, guests can dine for $40. Please sign up.

6.      Romina had a weekend trip to yoga camp which included yoga, hiking, kayaking, zumba, yoga, and a snake (friendly).  This week she has palyed basketball, golf, has enjoyed getting to know her new host family, and will participate in the Relay for Life tomorrow night. She thanked the club for their donations to support her Canada trip, and to sponsor her Relay adventure.

Adjournment at 7:15 p.m.

Card Game:

 Marran’ ticket was drawn again which gave her a chance at taking home $1127. She asked Romina to pick a card and Romina turned the 7 of Clubs. To be continued next week.

Minutes taken by: Maureen O’Hara

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Park Clean Up Day

Posted by Richard van Nood on Apr 25, 2013

Grade 7 classes from JDHES joined us at Head Lake Park to do our annual cleanup. The kids were great. Lots of garbage pickup up and a fun BBQ to finish the day. Special thanks to David Zilstra & Steve Roberts for organizing & setting up. Also there to help were Andy Glecoff, Richarad van Nood & Romina Sabando (our Rotary exchange student).ImageImageImageImage

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Club Assembly Nov. 22, 2012

Posted by Maureen O'Hara on Nov 21, 2012

Club Assembly November 22,2012

President Andrew called meeting to order and led us in O Canada, Rotary Toast, and Rotary Grace.

Introduction of guests: Stuart Henderson, Don Pierson (Rotary Club of Oshawa/Basshaunt Lake), Richard Wanaan (welcome home)

Songmaster Art optimistically led us in “Nickelodeon” because we don’t sing it very often. I think we proved why it should be left that way..

Sergeant at Arms: Sergeant Jim kept to straight fines in the interest of time. Mark paid for typos in email, Greg for chasing deer, and Andy G. for not keeping the town contractor on task. A general fine was issued for not wearing a Rotary pin and/or not attending Foundation potluck.

Many were happy and willing to pay to talk about it: Steve Roberts happy to home after hunting and 3 week vacation, Andy Salvatori because his daughter Andrea is engaged, Jerry Walker as his wife is away in St Maarten, Art Ward for winning the Pot Luck trophy, Ted for hoping more will attend potluck next year to bring better “crap”, Greg Bishop celebrating that Curry shot an 8 point buck the day before he left for Arizona, and Maureen happy that daughter celebrated 21st birthday and she has “almost” figured out the electronic club bulletin.

President Andrew conducted Club Assembly in Lance’s absence.

1.      Lance’s wife Janice has been diagnosed with breast cancer, has had surgery, and will be undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Our thoughts and good wishes go out to the family.

2.      Stuart Henderson is coordinating a fundraising and community work initiative to clean up Rotary Beach of goose poop and have this community beach re-opened. He is organizing a Video Dance Party at Haliburton Legion on Jan. 19, and is in communication with other community groups, the Municipality and MNR. Stuart was praised for initiative and directed to several avenues which need attention regarding beach use approval.

3.      Richard provided a financial report:

a.      Community Trust Account – Balance $23,891. Outstanding commitments leave bal of $12,211.64.

b.      Lottery Guarantee Account – Balance $20,140.

c.      Club Account – Balance $12,965.11. O/s commitments leave balance approx $2581 at Dec. 31, 2012.

d.      Lottery Trust account – Balance $39,708.64.

e.      Charity Account – Balance $1557.00

Moved by Brian Menton, seconded by Lon Duncombe that financial report be accepted as presented. Motion carried.

4.      Mark presented information on Christmas luncheon (in lieu of regular evening meeting) Thurs. Dec. 20 at McKeck’s. Buffet lunch featuring BarBQ chicken will be at 12 noon. Guests and friends welcome. Please contact Mark with attendance and numbers. (

5.      Richard reminded members that the offer of club matching member donations to Foundation deadline of Nov. 30 is fast approaching. Our club goal for the year is $6000. We are currently at $2800.

6.      Greg Bishop gave update on Club Christmas Party – Dec. 14 at Bonnieview – and passed around a sign-up sheet. Numbers indicate that guests/past members, etc. should be able to attend. Contact Greg. To ensure numbers are as accurate as possible, please let him know if you know that you will NOT be attending as well.

7.      Andrew announced that due to time and commitment constraints our Community Christmas Party will NOT be happening this year on Dec. 7. Regular club meeting will be held on Dec. 6.

8.      George will be wading through the paperwork to apply for Matching Grant funding for eye operations in India. (Reminder that through this process our $2450, plus other clubs, plus RI, grew to $24,000 last year and provided 1500 eye operations). George and Diane are collecting information to apply for grant to donate cooking equipment to Community Kitchen participants.

9.      Auction. Brian and Stefan reported that 200 tickets will be printed (at cost thanks to Robert denboer and Signarama P’boro), Greg Bishop will store “stuff” at work, Richard vanNood will join committee, beef dinner will be $25, members and Dental clinic cohorts will be expected to sell 4 tickets each.

10.   Rotary Clock. Richard updated that clock is being built in Dec. For spring installation. Major donors ($500) will be named on plaques; other donors recognized. All donations welcome.

11.   Park Project. George reported that he and Michele met with performers, technicians, Alfredo Rico and brainstormed over design of bandshell to ensure inclusion of important considerations. Quotes are being sought. George expects to be ready to present to Dysart Council at Dec. Meeting.

12.   Car Draw (yes). Ted has coordinated tendering of request for proposals to enable online purchase of car draw tickets with credit card. Close date is Nov. 23.

13.   Trivia. Richard reported information on the history and symbolism of the Rotary Wheel. In case Jim is asking next week, the wheel has 24 cogs (for power) and 6 spokes (for strength) and the keyway was added after.

14.   Romina. Due to “auditing” some courses, Romi go her first “zero” ever on schoolwork. Because she wasn’t very good at volleyball, she is practising with the boys’ basketball team for exercise/workout. Romi moves to the home of Stefan and Elena Bjelis at the end of November. She will be joining the Rotary team fundraising and bowling in support of Community Care on Nov. 24 in Minden.

15.   Upcoming speakers. Nancy Cornwall of District Mentorship program Nov. 29, Barry Butler of SIRCH on Dec. 6.

Meeting adjourned at 7:05 p.m.

Greg Bishop almost won $258 in the card game, except that he turned the Jack of spades. Stay tuned.

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Rotarians Compete in the Voyageur Cup Canoe Race. Ted Brandon 2012-08-13 00:00:00Z 0

Presidents Change Over!

Posted by Kim Emmerson on Jun 28, 2012
Here is a low resolution image of Brian Nash handing the chain of office over to Andrew Hodgson.
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District Governor Brian Menton sends his thanks for a great year! Kim Emmerson 2012-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Youth Unlimited gets some much needed cash! Kim Emmerson 2012-06-06 00:00:00Z 0
Community Kitchen receives some Rotary help! Kim Emmerson 2012-06-06 00:00:00Z 0

Foundation Night at Fleming College

Posted by Kim Emmerson on Nov 30, 2011
Past President Richard hosted a fun evening on December 1st. Brian and Dorothy Menton also received Paul Harris awards. Congratulations!
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New Member Night- The Video Kim Emmerson 2011-10-13 00:00:00Z 0
Delegates enjoy speakers at the Conference Kim Emmerson 2011-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
Our Club Supplies Clean water to 400 people in Africa Kim Emmerson 2011-07-07 00:00:00Z 0

Ted Brandon receives another Paul Harris !

Posted by Kim Emmerson on Jun 22, 2011
At our changeover meeting on June 23rd, a very deserving Ted Brandon received another Paul Harris recognition. He received it from outgoing District Governor Dawn Straka.
Ted Brandon receives another Paul Harris ! Kim Emmerson 2011-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Diane Smith receives Fred Jones Club Award! Kim Emmerson 2011-06-23 00:00:00Z 0

Presidents Change Over !

Posted by Kim Emmerson on Jun 22, 2011
President Richard vanNood has passed the heavy chain of office over to Brian Nash. In a great Rotary meeting at the Haliburton Curling Club on June 23, speeches were given and lots of praise was handed out to our Executive and Club members. Congratulations to both men!
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Mike Jaycock receives a Paul Harris award Kim Emmerson 2010-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Goose Plantation Effort October 30th Kim Emmerson 2010-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
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Haliburton Rotary Community Christmas & Skating Party Ted Brandon 0

Regular meeting, Aug. 14, 2014

Posted by Maureen O'Hara

Sergeant: Ted opened the floor to members fining members. Richard fined M&M captains for motivation methods, John fined George for wearing winter clothing. Happy bucks from Maureen for great carnival, car draw and selling winning ticket; from Jim Joseph for only being given a hard time by one lady on parade traffic duty; John for signing a food waiver for bringing celebration pies into Pinestone; David for pride in winning Voyageur Cup; Marlene for being so impressed by how happy people were to buy car draw tickets.

Rotary Minute – David brought 2 articles from the Echo 1983 – one about the club raising $13,000 at Snowerama, and one about Curry having a very close call with a mean tree (which Greg fought off).

Speaker Notes: Paul Graham, pastor at Lakeside Baptist Church, spoke about an initiative called “Find the Hope”. This consists of several churches in Haliburton area working together to provide a common message to community members about being able to approach churches to obtain support, or hope, about any number of needs – spiritual, financial, basic needs, mental health , etc. The idea is that people will see the churches as a glue that holds communities together, not solely a place of worship, and that anyone can approach any church for resources, contacts, friendship. The campaign will begin September-October as an information-sharing with entire community.

Club Business:

  1. Carnival. Richard provided initial snapshot of carnival results – all positive! Crown and anchor brought in $1771 (more than twice last year thanks in part to new Homeniuk tent), Food brought in $3477 (up $600 from last year), Rides brought in $6152, and fireworks were self-funded and were great. Final numbers will be presented when all receipts are in.
  2. Car Draw. Ticket sales landed at 5866. Winner Mike Stinson took money (yea!). Final bill from Curry’s still to come. Pot luck BarBQ on Sept. 4 at Hodgson’s Estate. Contributing members should be invited as well i.e. ticket sellers Kim and Art, Canoe race organizer Curtis, etc.
  3. Board meeting – Thursday, Aug. 21.
  4. HCDC community meeting for Aug. 28 has been cancelled until after election.
  5. District Governor Representative Dawn Straka will visit our Club Aug. 28 to share Rotary message and updates. She will meet with Board at 4:45 that evening prior to reg meeting.
  6. Celebrations – Ted wedding anniversary (20 yrs), Adam wedding anniversary (6 years), and Jim Joseph’s mother-in-law will celebrate 100 years of age this week.
  7. Storage Shed. Fleming College has a Storage Container that club can have – hurray- for thecost of helping to clean it out. Gerry has offered a place to store it to keep Rotary-owned equipment in good repair and accessible. Thanks to Ted and Gerry.
  8. Carnival comments. Curry asked that club discuss potential ticket sale options and the parade at Club Assembly on September 11.

Adjournment: 7:00 p.m.

Card Game. David hoped the card game would give up $89.67 to him. That didn’t work out.

Minutes taken by: Maureen O’Hara

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Regular meeting July 31, 2014

Posted by Maureen O'Hara

The Rotooter has been somewhat sporadic over the summer. It is geared to get back on track with the chaos of summer activities over.

Sergeant: Brian fined David for self-promotion (newspaper), Brian Nash for self-promotion (shirt), and accepted Happy Bucks from Richard, Marran John Beachli (for Partner greeter Marran picking up the ball for July), Andy Glecoff (for Art Dawson selling more than 100 tickets)), and from Maureen (for winning a prize at a family reunion and for the bandshell being used so often).

Brian Menton announced that due to serious health issues, District Governor Gary Traill had to step down from position. The District has agreed to name Brian Menton as District Governor who will have the assistance of a committee of Past District Governors to fulfil requirements of the role.

Speaker Notes: Brian and Dorothy Menton shared some of their experiences while teaching in China for 6 months with the Sino-Canadian International College. Photos of the urban growth of China, the mixture of Eastern and Western cultures, transportation challenges, history, and people gave members some insight into their experiences. Brian and Dorothy were students of Chinese culture and language, while being teachers of English and University life to Chinese students. They were able to share English customs such as Christmas, New Year’s, Hallowe’en while learning of Chinese customs and holidays. Brian and Dorothy became close with Ami and Emily, two teaching assistants who were welcoming and very helpful in translating language, educating about daily life in China and including them in their families.The college offers a 2-year English Program taught by 38 Western teachers. Brian and Dorothy each had 2 classes of 40 students.

Club Business:

  1. Carnival. All seems to be on track. Final sign-up sheets are available.
  2. Fireworks. Lance has done an outstanding job at raising funds for fireworks. Fund total is at $6000. Well done!
  3. Celebrations. Adam’s wife Kate has a birthday coming up. You’re welcome Adam.
  4. Bandshell. Final additions to bandshell will be another pull-down screen on the lake-side to cut down on wind.
  5. HCDC event. Brian Nash presented an opportunity for Rotary to co-host (with HCDC and Chamber of Commerce) a forum on Aug. 28 to solicit input into future planning for Haliburton County. With demographics poised to make significant changes to age groups, planning is important. Session will be held at Pinestone from 4-5:30 p.m. Members present approved.
  6. Thank you. Laurie from Rails End Gallery thanked club for assistance with tent for activities at Arts and Craft Sale July 25-7. It was a terrific year for the event with attendance up 4% from last year.

Adjournment: 7:40 p.m.

Card Game. Steve Roberts thought he might take $65.67 home but those plans didn’t work out for him.

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Car Draw Winner

Posted by Ted Brandon


Mike Stinson, winner of our annual car draw accepts a cheque for $30,000.00. Also pictured is Maureen O'Hara, seller of the winning ticket, Rotary Club President, David Zilstra and Car Draw Chairman, Andrew Hodgson. Congratulations Mike! And thanks to everyone who supported our raffle. Everyone is a winner, as all proceeds will be used for projects and contributions to our community.

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Rotary Carnival Wednesday August 6th Ted Brandon 0
Lance Edwards inducts David Zilstra as our 2014-2015 President Ted Brandon 0
Gerry Walker inducts Art Ward and Greg Bishop as Honourary Members Ted Brandon 0
George Kadoke is presented the Fred Jones Award for "Rotarian of the Year". Ted Brandon 0
Curry Bishop is presenteed with his 51 years perfect attendance pin. Ted Brandon 0
Rotary Bandshell Opening Concert Ted Brandon 0
Rotary Band Shell - Grand Opening BBQ & Concert Ted Brandon 0
Music in the Park Ted Brandon 0
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Regular meeting January 2, 2014

Posted by Maureen O'Hara

Date: Jan. 2, 2014

Props to Pinestone for putting a pizza and salad meal together for us on short notice!

Meeting called to order by Pres. Lance followed by O Canada, Rotary Toast, Rotary Grace.

Introduction of guests: Adam vanNood joined us.

Sergeant at Arms: Brian issued a general fine to members who did not sit with members from Minden club at Christmas party. Happy bucks were contributed by Richard for being volunteered to drive Bobby Baun to Pond Hockey Tournament, by Maureen in appreciation of good Samaritans, by Ray for the value of local retail, by Diane for having family visiting, by Jim for not moving homes anymore after 3 times last year, and a sad buck by Curry for missing sun and shorts of Arizona.

Guest speaker:  Shanthi Bascombe, coordinator of SIRCH “Need a Hand” program.

Program started in May 2013 as a method to assist community members to manage their homes and lives. Advertised as helping with “the little things”.Shanti’s job is to administer the matching process. Work can be done by paid workers or by volunteers. Workers/volunteers register with SIRCH listing skills, talents. Workers are asked to volunteer at least 2 hrs/month. People needing any tasks done can hire workers at $25 per hour or apply for subsidy. Workers receive $15/hr. Funding difference assists with admin. and with subsidies for others. Construction work is not an acceptable request. Some examples of requests have included yard work, dump runs, pet sitting/walking, friendly visiting, minor repairs, stacking wood, moving.

In the first 6 months over 400 hrs. of service have been completed. 1002 jobs have been completed.

What they have learned:

-         there is a market for the service, esp. from paying customers. Some just don’t know who to call.

-        More subsidy is needed.

-        Some services become wrap-around.

-        Better assessment of repair jobs is needed.

Focus must be on service quality.

Next steps include exploring business partnerships, geographic/hub models.

Community can help by hiring or purchasing a service for themselves or others (funds from these fund subsidy requests); volunteer work time; donate to subsidy pot.

Club business:

1.      January greeters are Michele McTeague and Ray Selbie.

2.      Asst. District Governor will induct Adam Perecko on Jan. 25

3.      Jim Miners reported that:

a.      He did a make-up in Whitby Sunrisers and presented Clubs of 4 to interest from members.

b.      He did an on-line make-up and got the idea for photo essay contest. He is proposing for our club to develop and sponsor a contest of our own.

4.      Christmas parties. All were a great success – community party saw upwards of 300 people in attendance, luncheon saw several past and honorary members attend, and club party was a great joint effort.

5.      Bike distribution in Cambodia. Members of Steve Roberts’ hockey team contributed $6-700 towards bikes! Wonderful generosity. District Group is up to about 1000 bikes, above goal.

6.      Rotary anniversaries – Maureen O’Hara (12 yrs.), Jim Miners (14 yrs), Andy Glecoff (17 yrs), Ray Selbie (34 yrs). Note that unless edited in your bio. Anniversary dates default to Jan. 1 of the year of joining.

7.      Youth Exchange. Inbound short-term student has arrived from Argentina and is staying with Hannah Reddering and family.

8.      Hockey Night in Haliburton. Richard has tickets for viewing of “There’s Something in the Water” in park on Jan. 25 at $20 each.

9.      Auction. Due to conflict with Chamber of Commerce Gala, auction will be March 1 at Pinestone.

10.   Good food Box. Brian announced that program has received funding for next year. This year, 200 boxes were delivered – 68 subsidized. Brian will continue to volunteer the use of his van on third Thursday of each month. Volunteer drivers to deliver boxes to community hubs are welcome. It takes about 4 hrs. (9-1).

Adjournment at 7:20 p.m.

Card Game:

George tried to make a selection that would win him $249.50 but couldn’t make it happen.

Minutes taken by: Maureen O’Hara

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Haliburton Rotary Community Christmas Party

Posted by Ted Brandon


Everyone is welcome to the second annual Haliburton Rotary Community Christmas Party. Skating, Shoot-to-Win Contest, Pizza, Hot Chocolate, prizes and give aways. FREE to attend! Friday December 6th 5:00 pm-8:00 pm AJ LaRue Arena, Haliburton

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December Meeting Changes

Posted by Maureen O'Hara

Please note that December holds several Christmas and seasonal events that will replace our regular meetings at Pinestone Inn.

Friday, December 6 will see the return of the Community Christmas Party at the A.J. Larue Arena/Community Centre from 5-8 p.m.

Friday, December 13 will feature the Club Christmas Party for members, guests and friends at Bonnie View Inn.

Thursday, December 19 will include a Christmas luncheon/fun gift exchange at McKeck's at 12 noon.

There is no meeting scheduled for Thursday December 26 as all recover from food, fun, family, and festivities.

Our regular meetings will resume at Pinestone on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

Best Wishes for a Happy and Healthy Christmas Season! 

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Haliburton Rotary leads Bandshell Initiative Ted Brandon 0
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Fred Jones Award

Posted by Ted Brandon


Ted Brandon was this year's recipient of the Fred Jones Award presented to our club's "Rotarian of the Year".

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New Honourary Members

Posted by Ted Brandon


Kim Emmerson and Arthur Dawson were inducted to the club as Honourary Members after long distinguished carreers as RotariansImage

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Foundation Potluck Nov 15, 2012

Posted by Maureen O'Hara

Foundation Potluck Dinner and Meeting

November 15, 2012

As in the past, Sir Sandford Fleming College has graciously allowed us to use their Great Room for this, now annual, event. Members bring the food and items for a “fun” raffle. Money that would have normally been paid to Pinestone for weekly meal guarantees, as well as money raised from raffles, is donated to the Rotary Foundation.

President Andrew called the meeting to order and led the singing of O Canada, a toast to the Queen and country, and the singing of Rotary Grace.

Guests joining us tonight were Elena Bjelis, Lori and Connor Brandon, Joan Ward, Shelley vanNood, Anne Hodgson, Marie Zahab, and Dave Zilstra.

The program tonight, presented by Richard vanNood, focused on the Rotary Foundation.

Richard presented information on the history, the mission, and the operation of the Foundation. He also explained Paul Harris Fellowship, the mechanics of the investment and use of donated funds, and featured several examples of projects funded by the Foundation – local and international. A remarkable video showed how Rotary clubs and their partnerships rebuilt 20 of the 187 schools destroyed by the tsunamai. The Foundation truly speaks to the power of many with a focused vision, and the ability to “Do Good in the World”.

Interspersed with the presentation were random draws (by the lovely Romina Sabando) of winners of the raffle items, as well as members in whom name the evening’s funds will be donated (for receipt and Paul Harris awards and points). The latter winners were Andrew Hodgson (x2), Diane Smith (x2), Richard vanNood, Maureen O’Hara, and Romina Sabando.

**Please Note that Art Ward is this year’s recipient of the Foundation Pot Luck Pot trophy.

The meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.

Minutes taken by Maureen O’Hara

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Foundation Potluck Dinner and Loonie Auction

Posted by Jim Miners
Word has spread about our little Foundation fundraiser. This year District Governor Tom Bennett and District Foundation Chair Bryn Styles and their spouses are joining us for some Haliburton Rotary Club fun and fellowship. Put it on your calendar for November 20. See the details in the Event listing.
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Rotary Christmas Party

Posted by Kim Emmerson

The Christmas pary is now history! Go to the club photos section of this website to view pics!

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District Governor Tom Bennett came for a Visit

Posted by Jim Miners

District 7010 Governor Tom Bennett visited our club on October 2, bringing messages from our District Executive and Rotary International. For those who missed the visit, Tom and his wife Grace are attending our Foundation Potluck Dinner and Auction on November 20.

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Carnival 2008

Posted by Jim Miners
This year's carnival is now history. The weather did cooperate, the canoe racing was exciting, the lineup at the food booth seemed never ending and the fireworks were AMAZING. We have another happy car draw winner and a new record for ticket sales. Thanks all around to organizers, volunteers, carnival visitors and ticket buyers.
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Car Draw 2008

Posted by Jim Miners
The winner of our 2008 car draw was Lynda Williams of Haliburton. Apparently Lynda bought her ticket as a birthday present for herself - very smart shopping. She chose to take the $25,000 cash prize instead of the car, as many of our recent winners have. Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket - we'll try to find you again next year.
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Take over the Radio Day! Kim Emmerson 0
Snowarama Successful Kim Emmerson 0
Merry Christmas ! Kim Emmerson 0
Russian GSE team Visits Kim Emmerson 0
Cheque Presentation Kim Emmerson 0
Train Update Kim Emmerson 0
CLub Shirts are In ! Kim Emmerson 0
International CBS News Correspondent to visit Kim Emmerson 0
Official Club Photo Kim Emmerson 0
New Exchange Student has arrived Kim Emmerson 0
District Governor to Visit ! Kim Emmerson 0
Passwords Handed Out! Kim Emmerson 0
Steak and Lobster Event a Success! Kim Emmerson 0
Car Draw Kim Emmerson 0
How secure is all this data? Kim Emmerson 0
Don't forget the Rotooter! Kim Emmerson 0

Welcome to our new website!

Posted by Kim Emmerson
We are all excited to see how ClubRunner will revolutionize the way we manage our day to day club activities, as well as communicate more effectively.
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