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Parry Sound

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every Tuesday at 11:50 am
Wellington's Restaurant
105 James Street
Parry Sound, ON  P2A 1T7
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Parry Sound Rotary Club has partnered with Scotiabank, Harry's NoFrills and the Salvation Army to donate Christmas Hampers to families in our area who are in need.
 
Please give generously to help support this wonderful local cause this Holiday Season.
 
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
 
 
Beer for a Year - Tickets $20 each, available from any Rotarian. Only 550 tickets printed. Draw  to take place at 2:30 pm on July 1st at the Stockey Center
 
Proceed will support the following in our community:  
Strings Across the Sky
Music Scores Youth Program 
Youth Basketball Parry Sound
Parry Sound Minor Hockey 
Georgian Bay Biosphere Youth Programs

 

In October 1976, Rotarian Ken Dobson and I attended the Canadian Rotary Institute in Peterborough , Ontario . One of the sessions dealt with fund raising. An idea that caught our attention was one where a Rotary Club sent a $10.00 cheque to one hundred Rotary clubs around the world asking them to send back an item of interest from their country. All items received were then auctioned off at a gala promoting world understanding. Not only did they receive interesting items at a far greater value than $10.00, most Rotary Clubs returned the $10.00 cheque. Ken and I discussed the idea and felt it had an interesting fundraising dimension but more importantly, it had potential to create a greater global awareness and an appreciation for others.

 

At the time, I was teaching Grade 8 at McDougall School, Parry Sound. Ken and I decided that I would approach my principal, Mr. Bud Stevenson, to see about involving my Grade 8 class in contacting one hundred schools around the world inviting them to send us a package of information and items from their country. In lieu of sending them $10.00, the McDougall students would prepare a package of items and information representing the Parry Sound area and send it to them. 

 

 
 
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