Welcome to the Rotary Club of Midland

Midland

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Midland Cultural Centre
333 King Street
Midland, ON  L4R 4L3
Canada
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P O Box 93   Midland, ON    L4R 4K6

 
Stories
Community Reach TLC programs transportation program represented by Rick Ignace and Rolande Maracle, one of the users of the van purchased with our financial support. The van was parked outside and those who remained had a group photo taken with it. The program provides transportation for those who have limited income, providing 37000 rides since it’s inception, and 2200 so far this year. Since June 1, this van alone has had more than 100 rides.
 
Some of the volunteer drivers put in up to 85 hours in two weeks, sometimes getting up at 4:00 AM to make appointments in Toronto. Rolande described how this service has been a lifeline for her medical appointments as there is no bus service to Victoria Harbour where she resides. She can get in and out of this wheelchair-accessible van without throwing her hip out.
Don Chapman introduced Fred Fox, brother of a national hero Terry Fox. Fred led us on a journey as he lived it during the late 1970’s when Terry was first diagnosed with cancer and had to have his leg surgically removed, his recovery and the journey he started.
Terry was an average kid who dreamed big and set off on a journey in 1980 to run across Canada to raise some money for cancer research. He started in St. John’s NFLD in April and made it through the Maritimes, Quebec and most of Ontario, before his journey came to end on Sept.1 as his cancer had returned. Fred read us entries from Terry’s journal form the previous days of August 29th and 30th. Terry’s dream of raising $1M had changed along his route and that became $24M which at the time was $1 for every person in Canada. Today the Terry Fox Foundation has raised in excess of $750M and continues to grow, even though there are many other cancer fundraisers. Fred now is a director with the Foundation as are his brother Darrell and sister Judy. His parents Rolly and Betty Fox have passed away in the last few years and now it is up to Terry’s siblings to keep the dream of finding a cure for cancer going. Fred also mentioned his daughter has become involved.
Fred praised our local committee and volunteers as they have been in the forefront of fundraising across the nation as they have raised $2M.
Fred ended with a thought... 1 inspires many as a spark ignites a flame.
Jason Wilson introduced Kevin Cascagnette to us. Kevin is no stranger to Rotary as he is currently VP of the North Simcoe Rotaract Club. Kevin is a professional photographer and has been engaging in this for over 6 years. Working with Kelly Moss for a few years and has ventured out on his own and set up Kevin Cascagnette Photography, where he specializes in weddings, portraits and commercial photography.
Kevin shared his passion in attempts to make us better picture takers.
You just have to live and Life will give you Pictures!
He shared with us the rule of thirds as all images are broken into 3 grids – Center weighted...Negative Space... and Alternative Angles. Kevin was very engaging and there were many questions that he fielded from the audience.
Kevin also left us with: There are no Rules for good photographs.... there are only good photographs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Speakers
Katie Rothwell, ND
Sep 27, 2017
Reducing Stress and Increasing Energy Levels
Pam Brodie
Oct 04, 2017
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Mike Kinsey - District Govenor
Oct 11, 2017
DG Official Visit
Rachel Gerow
Oct 18, 2017
History of Mental Health in Canada
Walk for Polio
Oct 25, 2017
Brittany Black
Nov 01, 2017
Heart of Georgian Bay
Dr. Anita Federici
Nov 08, 2017
Mindfulness
Pam Wilkinson
Nov 15, 2017
OPP - Human Trafficking
Board
Dec 06, 2017
Annual General Meeting
Social Committee
Dec 20, 2017
Rotary Holiday Celebration
Board
Jan 10, 2018
Club Assembly