Rotary Club of Penetanguishene

PO Box 5006, Penetanguishene ON  L9M 2G2
 

Stories

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ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE PRESENTS $500 CHEQUE
 TO ST ANN'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL SNACK PROGRAM
From left to right:  Student Ian G. and ECE Ms. Atkinson and Rotarian Brian Angus.  Ian and Ms. Atkinson assist with the snack program.
 
On Friday, January 13, 2017,  The Rotary Club of Penetanguishene was pleased to present a $500 cheque to the St. Ann’s Catholic School’s Snack Program.   The snack program helps ensure students don’t go hungry while at school.
 
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE PRESENTS $500 CHEQUE TO ST ANN'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL SNACK PROGRAM Michele Gillesby 2017-01-30 05:00:00Z
Rotary Bulletin September 20/16

Rotary Bulletin September 20/16

 

Paul told tales of his boating experience. They did not sink but, well he is still here and were happy of it.

 

Bruce Wilcox was fined 1 looney because he did not get up to address our esteemed president, and not having his hands by his side during our anthem.

 

Daniel Cook introduced our student of the month from Le Caron . Olivia Lalonde is an outstanding student and it is comforting knowing the future is in good hands.

 

Jen Russell finaly received her Rotarian of the year plaque, a well deserved honour.

 

Bill had a quiz on the contents of our most recent Rotarian magazine. Glen and Jimmy were tie for the prize. The flip of the coin was in Glen's favour . He won a $10. gift certificate. Maybe next time Jimmy.

 

10 Commandments of Marriage

Commandment 7

Before marriage , a man will lie awake all night thinking about something you said.

After marriage , he will fall asleep before you finish.

 

Your reporter, Ray

Rotary Bulletin September 20/16 2016-10-04 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club supports "The Baby Needs Depot"

THE BABY NEEDS DEPOT Penetanguishene

In lieu of providing our guest speakers with a gift, the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene annually donates $500 to a charity in honour of our guest speakers.  For the 2016-2017 Rotary year, which began on July 1st, the club is supporting "THE BABY NEEDS DEPOT".    The Baby Needs Depot provides baby formula, baby food, a limited supply of diapers sizes newborn-6 at no cost to families in need and is a Community Reach program.   This Depot is located at Le Cle (aka French Centre) at  63 Main Street, Penetanguishene.  You can drop in or call 705-549-3116 between 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.               

For the 2015-2016 Rotary year, the club supported "The Guesthouse".

Rotary Club supports "The Baby Needs Depot" Michele Gillesby 2016-08-15 04:00:00Z
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE DONATES $5,000
From left to right:
Barry Goode of Georgian Bay Refugee Support and Rotarian President Elect Lisa McFadyen
 
On Tuesday, December  1, 2015, the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene was excited to present a $5,000 cheque to a new group,  the Georgian Bay Refugee Support. 
Georgian Bay Refugee Support is a local group of individuals who formed in the summer of 2015 in response to the Syrian refugee crisis.  Just recently, the group was very happy to learn that they are welcoming a Syrian family of four this winter who will be residing in our community.   Rotary Club of Penetanguishene congratulations the group for their effort and welcomes the new family to our area.
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE DONATES $5,000 Michele Gillesby 2015-12-01 00:00:00Z
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS STUDENT OF THE MONTH
Photo submitted by Jennifer Russell
From left to right:  Mitchell Plante with student Alana from PSS and Rotarian Glen Holmes
 
On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Rotary congratulates November Student of the month and welcomes her teacher for the monthly Student of the Month Presentation.  Mitchell Plante, teacher from PSS presented Student of the Month Alana.
 
This student will also be recognized by MP Bruce Stanton and MPP Garfield Dunlop for her achievements.  The Club thanked the teacher for introducing his very talented student to the club and wish the student well in her future endeavors.
On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Rotary congratulates Students of the month and welcomes their teachers for the monthly Student of the Month Presentation. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/218/Stories/rotary-club-of-penetanguishene-supports-students-of-the-month#sthash.8Y0Xae4Z.dpuf
 
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS STUDENT OF THE MONTH Michele Gillesby 2015-11-20 00:00:00Z
FESTIVAL OF TREES BACK AGAIN - TICKETS ON SALE !!!!
Festival of Trees TICKETS are on sale now.  Please visit one of the locations above or contact your favourite Rotarian or the Penetanguishene Rotary Club!
FESTIVAL OF TREES BACK AGAIN - TICKETS ON SALE !!!! 2015-11-04 00:00:00Z
September 8, 2015 News
September 8, 2015 News Glen Holmes 2015-09-15 00:00:00Z
PENETANGUISHENE ROTARY ASSISTS WITH BLOOD DONOR CLINIC
On Wednesday, September 9th, the Penetanguishene Rotary Club assisted the Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinic and invited the community to give blood in order to save lives. 
This event took place at the Penetanguishene Legion on Poyntz Street.  The club assists the clinic bi-monthly and as you can see from the first pic above, some of the rotarians even donate blood as seen here Rob McLaughlin from the Penetanguishene Rotary Club.  To book an appointment, please call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283).   
PENETANGUISHENE ROTARY ASSISTS WITH BLOOD DONOR CLINIC Michele Gillesby 2015-09-08 00:00:00Z
PENETNANGUISHE/MIDLAND ROTARY GOLF TOURNAMENT
Once again, the Midland and Penetanguishene joint Annual Rotary Golf Tournament turned out to be a huge success !!!
On Wednesday, August 26th, despite the rainy weather, golfers took to the Bonair Golf Course for a day of golf.
Thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors and players, the 2 clubs raised a total of $16,000 to be used in our community.
PENETNANGUISHE/MIDLAND ROTARY GOLF TOURNAMENT Michele Gillesby 2015-09-08 00:00:00Z
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS READING
From left to right:
Rotarian Brian Angus and Rotarian President Glen Holmes
 
St Ann's School thanks the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene.  The Club receives a Thank You Letter from the young students at St Ann's School for taking the time to participate in their Reading Program. On a weekly basis, a Rotarian from the Club reads with students at St Ann's School and James Keating School helping them become the best they can in literacy.  It is a lifelong pleasure if one can read!!
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS READING Michele Gillesby 2015-07-21 00:00:00Z
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE WELCOMES JENNIFER RUSSELL AS NEW MEMBER
From left to right:
Rotarian President Glen Holmes, new Rotarian Jennifer
 
On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene was pleased to induct their newest member to the club.  It was great pleasure for the board of directors and the Club to welcome Jennifer Russell as a new member.
The club is grateful to have Jen not only for the fellowship they shall share, but also for the strong arm that will help carry out many projects to make our community, our country and our world a better place to live!!   Welcome Jen!!!
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE WELCOMES JENNIFER RUSSELL AS NEW MEMBER Michele Gillesby 2015-07-21 00:00:00Z
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS GEORGIAN VILLAGE
 
Photo submitted by David Hobson
From left to right:   Rotarian Anita Dubeau, Rotarian Glen Holmes and Christine Puetz of Georgian Village
 
On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene presented Georgian Village with a cheque for $3,000.00.
A plaque in honour of this donation will be visible at Georgian Village. 
 
Thanks to all the fundraising the club does to help support the community!
 
 
 
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS GEORGIAN VILLAGE Michele Gillesby 2015-06-17 04:00:00Z
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS "STUDENT OF THE MONTH"
 

hoto submitted by President David Hobson

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Rotary congratulates Students of the month and welcomes their teachers for the monthly Student of the Month Presentation.

Kristie Pressé, teacher from Le Caron presented April Student of the Month Cameron Heins and May Student of the Month Samuel St. Amant.

Ken Mulin, teacher from PSS presented Thomas Riley and Rick White also teacher from PSS presented John Michael Rastin. 

Also present in the photo is Rotarian Lisa McFadden.

These students will also be recognized by MP Bruce Stanton and MPP Garfield Dunlop for their achievements.

The Club thanked the teachers for introducing their very talented students to the club and wish the students well in their future endeavors.

- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/218/Stories/rotary-club-of-penetanguishene-supports-students-of-the-month#sthash.FmqTOqil.dpuf
Photo submitted by President David Hobson

hoto submitted by President David Hobson

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Rotary congratulates Students of the month and welcomes their teachers for the monthly Student of the Month Presentation.

Kristie Pressé, teacher from Le Caron presented April Student of the Month Cameron Heins and May Student of the Month Samuel St. Amant.

Ken Mulin, teacher from PSS presented Thomas Riley and Rick White also teacher from PSS presented John Michael Rastin. 

Also present in the photo is Rotarian Lisa McFadden.

These students will also be recognized by MP Bruce Stanton and MPP Garfield Dunlop for their achievements.

The Club thanked the teachers for introducing their very talented students to the club and wish the students well in their future endeavors.

- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/218/Stories/rotary-club-of-penetanguishene-supports-students-of-the-month#sthash.FmqTOqil.dpuf

hoto submitted by President David Hobson

On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Rotary congratulates Students of the month and welcomes their teachers for the monthly Student of the Month Presentation.

Kristie Pressé, teacher from Le Caron presented April Student of the Month Cameron Heins and May Student of the Month Samuel St. Amant.

Ken Mulin, teacher from PSS presented Thomas Riley and Rick White also teacher from PSS presented John Michael Rastin. 

Also present in the photo is Rotarian Lisa McFadden.

These students will also be recognized by MP Bruce Stanton and MPP Garfield Dunlop for their achievements.

The Club thanked the teachers for introducing their very talented students to the club and wish the students well in their future endeavors.

- See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/218/Stories/rotary-club-of-penetanguishene-supports-students-of-the-month#sthash.FmqTOqil.dpuf
Photo submitted by President David Hobson
Photo submitted by President David Hobson
 
Photo submitted by David Hobson
From left to right:  Hannah Smith, Rotarian Glen Holmes, Danielle Cook
 
On Tuesday, June 16, 2015, Rotary congratulates June Student of the month and welcomes her teacher for the monthly Student of the Month Presentation.
Danielle Cook, teacher from Le Caron presented Student of the Month Hannah Smith.
 
This student will also be recognized by MP Bruce Stanton and MPP Garfield Dunlop for her achievements.
The Club thanked the teacher for introducing her very talented student to the club and wish the student well in her future endeavors.
On Tuesday, May 26, 2015, Rotary congratulates Students of the month and welcomes their teachers for the monthly Student of the Month Presentation. - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/218/Stories/rotary-club-of-penetanguishene-supports-students-of-the-month#sthash.8Y0Xae4Z.dpuf
 
 
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS "STUDENT OF THE MONTH" Michele Gillesby 2015-06-17 04:00:00Z
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS THE BENNY CLUB
Photo Submitted by President David Hobson
 
Club President David Hobson presents the Benny Club of Waubaushene with a cheque for $1,000.00.
 
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS THE BENNY CLUB Michele Gillesby 2015-06-09 00:00:00Z
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE'S RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY
On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, the Club served approximately 408 hotdogs and drinks to the community.  Despite the very cold day, the turnout was a success and the of course, the coffee was a hit!!!
A great big thanks to Doug & Lena McLaren of Penetang Foodland who assisted us with the location and supplies.  As well as thanks to the following sponsors:
Penetang Foodland
Entertinment - Adrien Robitaille & Karen Warner
Tim Hortons
Home Cooked Website Solutions
Bright Ideas
KICX
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE'S RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY Michele Gillesby 2015-06-09 00:00:00Z
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS STUDENTS OF THE MONTH Michele Gillesby 2015-06-09 00:00:00Z
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE ROAD CLEANUP
Photo submitted by President David Hobson
The Club is engaged in another community project. On Tuesday, May 12th many Rotarians took part in the Annual Spring Road Clean Up on Champlain Road in Penetanguishene.
 
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE ROAD CLEANUP Michele Gillesby 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS McHAPPY DAY
Photo by SNAP (Rich Matty)
 
On May 6, 2015, Rotarian President David Hobson gives a helping hand at McDonald's Hwy 93 Midland Ronald McDonald Day!
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS McHAPPY DAY Michele Gillesby 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY - FREE BBQ LUNCH
 
The Rotary Club of Penetanguishene invites the community to attend a FREE BBQ lunch on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 11:30 - 1:30 at Penetang Foodland.  In return, the club asks that you "Pay It Forward" by offering a simple act of kindness anyway you wish.  Thanks to Lena & Doug of Penetang Foodland for their support!!!
RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY - FREE BBQ LUNCH 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS ECOLE STE-CROIX'S NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS
The students and teachers at Ecole Stre Croix in Lafontaine were overjoyed to receive a cheque for $500 from the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene to help with their nutrition program for students.
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS ECOLE STE-CROIX'S NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS Michele Gillesby 2015-05-05 00:00:00Z
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS JAMES KEATING SCHOOL'S HEALTHY SNACKS FOR STUDENTS

Rotarian Robert McLaughlin presents Principal of James Keating Elementary School Kathleen Hayden - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/218/Stories/rotary-club-of-penetanguishene-supports-healthy-snacks-for-students#sthash.Dq2bd5Oy.dpuf
Rotarian Robert McLaughlin presents Principal of James Keating Elementary School Kathleen Hayden - See more at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/218/Stories/rotary-club-of-penetanguishene-supports-healthy-snacks-for-students#sthash.Dq2bd5Oy.dpuf
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE SUPPORTS JAMES KEATING SCHOOL'S HEALTHY SNACKS FOR STUDENTS Michele Gillesby 2015-04-20 00:00:00Z
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE ORGANIZES POLAR PLUNGE
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHENE ORGANIZES POLAR PLUNGE Michele Gillesby 2015-02-14 00:00:00Z
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHNENE ORGANIZES WINTERAMA PARADE
OPP and Rotary President David Hobson with Milly & Willy lead the parade down Penetanguishene's Main Street.
 
ROTARY CLUB OF PENETANGUISHNENE ORGANIZES WINTERAMA PARADE Michele Gillesby 2015-02-14 00:00:00Z
Aboriginal Residential School Presentation
On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015, the Rotary Clubs of Midland and Penetanguishene organized a joint meeting with Rotary Club of Midland on Wednesday February 11, 2015 at the Midland Cultural Centre for a presentation on Understanding the Aboriginal Residential School Legacy.  Presented by Sergeant Carol Clarke and appearance by Native Awareness Trainer Erin Dixon of the Aboriginal Policing Bureau both of the Ontario Provincial Police General Headquarters Orillia.
 
The first residential schools were set up in the 1840's with the last residential school closing in 1996.  Government funded, church-run institutions, literally stole children from their parents, brought them to residential schools thousands of kilometres away from their homes, physically, mentally and sexually abused them and decimated their sense of self, their sense of heritage and culture all in an attempt to mould them into good, Christian Canadians.  These Indian Residential Schools are a part of our shared history, a history that is disturbing and heartbreaking and not well understood by many.   Canada's relationship with Aboriginal people has suffered as a result of the Indian Residential School system. 
 
Healing and repairing that relationship requires education, awareness, and increased understanding of the legacy and the impacts still being felt for everyone involved in that relationship.  The OPP Aboriginal Policing Bureau’s Native Awareness Training Unit’s core function is to deliver and facilitate training in Native awareness, culture, history and current issues to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) personnel, community groups, other ministries and educational institutions. 
 
Aboriginal Residential School Presentation Michele Gillesby 2015-02-11 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Penetanguishene FESTIVAL OF TREES
Our 2014 FESTIVAL OF TREES was once again a huge success!! 
Thanks to all of our sponsors and everyone who purchased tickets and congratulations to all our winners!!
 
Rotary Club of Penetanguishene FESTIVAL OF TREES Michele Gillesby 2015-01-15 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Penetanguishene supports “Breakfast for Learning Program”
Submitted photo by David Hobson
From left to right:
Jen Robertson with Rotarian Aaron Kontkanen
Rotary Club of Penetanguishene supports “Breakfast for Learning Program” Michele Gillesby 2015-01-13 00:00:00Z
Rotary Students of the Month for November & December
Submitted photo by David Hobson
From Left to Right:
PSS Student Hannah Edwards with PSS Teacher Deanna Bastarache, ESL Instructor Jeff Gignac, ESL Student Joel Patenaude.  ESL Instructor Danielle Cook, ESS Student Karyssa Hamman, PSS Teacher Jim McLean, PSS Student Kara LaFleur and Penetanguishene Rotarian Gail Marchildon.
Rotary Students of the Month for November & December David Hobson 2014-12-16 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Penetanguishene Supports Township of Tiny Fire Service

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From left to right:

Fire Chief Tony Mintoff with Rotarian Bob Drapkin

Rotary Club of Penetanguishene Supports Township of Tiny Fire Service Shelly Price 2014-11-25 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Penetanguishene Supports Penetanguishene Fire Service

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Submitted picture from left to right:

Deputy Fire Chief Pierre Genier with David Hobson, President of the Penetanguishene Rotary Club.

Rotary Club of Penetanguishene Supports Penetanguishene Fire Service Shelly Price 2014-11-25 00:00:00Z
FESTIVAL OF TREES

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FESTIVAL OF TREES Michele Gillesby 2014-11-16 00:00:00Z
Rotary Students of the month for October

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Submitted photo from  Left to Right:

Penetanguishene Secondary School Teacher Mitch Plantt, Student Katarina Holt
Ecole Secondaire LeCaron Teacher Kristie Presse, Student Hannah McDowell
 

Rotary Students of the month for October Michele Gillesby 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Penetanguishene Welcomes Acting District Governor Reid Asselstine

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Submitted photo from  Left to Right:

Acting District Governor Reid Asselstine and Rotarian (President) David Hobson

Rotary Club of Penetanguishene Welcomes Acting District Governor Reid Asselstine Michele Gillesby 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Penetanguishene Supports the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge


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On September 2, 2014 many Rotarians participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge which turned out to be a real success.
What a bunch of good sports!!

Rotary Club of Penetanguishene Supports the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge David Hobson 2014-09-02 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club supports "In Grandmothers Hands Huronia"

In lieu of providing our guest speakers with a gift, the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene annually donates $500 to a charity in honour of our guest speakers.  For the 2014-2015 Rotary year, which began on July 1st, the club is supporting "In Grandmothers Hands Huronia".  They locally support the Stephen Lewis Foundation's "Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign".

                                          

For the 2013-2014 Rotary year, the club supported Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Simcoe.

Rotary Club supports "In Grandmothers Hands Huronia" Brian Angus 2014-08-25 00:00:00Z
Its not JUST Bio Sand Water Filters!
Don and Liz will talk about their Rotary Volunteer trips.
Although most of their focus the past few years has been 
Filters and teaching Sanitation and Hygiene, they are always
conscious of ways to Serve in Rotary's Six Areas of Focus:
PEACE & CONFILT  -  DISEASE PREVENTION & TREATMENT
WATER & SANITATION  -  MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH
BASIC EDUCATION & LITERACY  -  ECONOMIC & COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT.
Its not JUST Bio Sand Water Filters! Elizabeth (Liz) Stewart 2014-02-19 00:00:00Z
Rotary Students of the Month
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Left to Right: Ecole Secondaire LeCaron Teacher's Danielle Cook, Paul Laforest, Students Benoit Chin, Emily Robillard, Penetanguishene Secondary School Student Tim Monague, Rotarian Elizabeth Stewart, PSS Student Laura Wood with Teacher's Deanna Bastarache and Betony Main

Click below to read more about the students and their accomplishments

Rotary Students of the Month David Hobson 2014-01-21 00:00:00Z
New Rotarians

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The Rotary Club of Penetanguishene was proud to induct new members Mary Ellis, Brenda Slater, and Michelle Gilleby into the club on Tuesday January 14th. Pictured above with their sponsors are Brian Angus, Mary Ellis, Brenda Slater, Liz Stewart, Michele Gillesby, and Jill St. Amant.

New Rotarians Brian Angus 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z
Rotary Festival of Trees - 2013 Wrap-up

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The Rotary Club of Penetanguishene would like to thank our sponsors and patrons during the 2013 Rotary Festival of Trees.  Countless patrons viewed and purchased raffle tickets for the decorated trees, guft trees, and ornaments in all four locations, making it our most successful year ever.

The generous support allows the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene to benefit our local community by way of financial support as well as hands-on projects.  In addition, we are especially able to reach out to those less fortunate.

Click below to see a list of all raffle winners.

Rotary Festival of Trees - 2013 Wrap-up Brian Angus 2014-01-14 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club supports "Weekend Snack Program" at James Keating Elementary School

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Pictured are: Kathy Hayden Principal of James Keating School, Rotary Club of Penetanguishene President Anita Dubeau, and Rotarian James Whittier

 

On November 26, 2013 at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene, a cheque presentation was made to James Keating Elementary School of Penetanguishene.

A cheque for the amount of $1500.00 was accepted by James Keating Elementary Principal Kathy Hayden for the "Weekend Snack Program" which operates out of her school.

The program primarily supports those students who participate in the daily  "Breakfast" program over the weekend and the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene is pleased to support this program.

Rotary Club supports "Weekend Snack Program" at James Keating Elementary School David Hobson 2013-11-26 00:00:00Z
Rotary Students of the Month

 

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Pictured are: Penetanguishene Secondary School Guidance Councillor Lee Moreau with Student Lauren Mavrou, Rotarian Gall Marchildon, Student Melanie Forget and Music Teacher Una Brouillard of Ecole Secondaire LeCaron.

The Penetanguishene Secondary School (PSS) Grade 12 Student for the month of November is Lauren Mavrou who was introduced by Mrs. Lee Moreau, Head of Student Services/Guidance at PSS.

The Ecole Secondaire LeCaron Student for the Month of November is Melanie Forget who was introduced to the Club by Music Teacher Una Brouillard.

Both students will also be recognized for their dedication and commitment to their academiC, sports and community minded achievements by MP for Simcoe North Bruce Stanton and MPP for Simcoe North Garfield Dunlop.

Click the link below to read more about these wonderful students.

Rotary Students of the Month David Hobson 2013-11-19 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Penetanguishene - Festival of Trees 2013
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Rotary Club of Penetanguishene - Festival of Trees 2013 David Hobson 2013-11-18 00:00:00Z
Congratulations to Rotarian Rob McLaughlin!

Pictured is Penetanguishene Rotarian and Past District Governor Sue Cook presenting the 2012-2013 District Governor's Award to Rotarian Rob McLaughlin for his commitment to the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene!

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Congratulations to Rotarian Rob McLaughlin! Brian Angus 2013-11-12 00:00:00Z
Presentation By "The Guesthouse"

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Left to Right, Rotary Club of Penetanguishene President Anita Dubeau, Mr. Tom Kayser Capital Campaign Director for The Guesthouse Shelter.

On October 29, 2013 the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene convened for their weekly meeting at La Cle d'la Baie in Penetanguishene http://www.lacle.ca/.

The Club was treated to a thoughtfilled presentation on Homeless, Not Hopeless activities and new direction of The Guesthouse Shelter, formerly known as "Midland Out Of The Cold". Tom Kayser, who is the (volunteer) Capital Campaign Director, explained that the Guesthouse Shelter is all about helping the homeless by providing them emergency shelter and with programs so they are not left in an environment of hopelessness. He went on to say that 20% of Canadians will experience a psychiatric illness during their lives and of those with chronic mental illness, 50% will be homeless at some point.

Currently, The Guesthouse has become a registered charity # 845435007RR0001 and is fundraising to renovate the second floor of Knox Presbyterian Church in Midland into a Permanent Emergency Shelter.

Anyone wishing to assist can donate to them directly at www.theguesthouseshelter.com  or participate in an online voting program to obtain funding from the Aviva Community Fund to assist in funding the renovation project. Connect to the Aviva link below and register as a voter, then vote every day, please.  www.avivacommunityfund.org/ideas/ACF17161

In lieu of a gift, the Club thanked Tom for his presentation by supporting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe with a donation.

Presentation By "The Guesthouse" David Hobson 2013-11-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Students of the Month

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Rear Row- Penetanguishene Secondary School Teacher Ms.St.Amant, Student Joey Wilson, Student Hannah Thomas, Treacher Mr.Holt, Student Gillian Hutton, Ret.Educator Mr.Bissell, Rotarian Gail Marchildon, Teacher Mr.Daigle of Ecole Secondaire LeCaron.
Front Row- Ecole Secondaire LeCaron Teacher Danielle Cook, Student Eric Lefaive,  Student Patrick Mayer.

On October 15, 2013 the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene convened for their weekly meeting at La Cle d'la Baie in Penetanguishene http://www.lacle.ca/.

From Penetanguishene Secondary School, the Student of the Month recipient's are as follows for June Hannah Thomas, for September Gillian Hutton and for October Joey Wilson.

From Ecole Secondaire LeCaron, the Student of the Month recipient's are as follows, for the month of September Eric Lefaive and for October Patrick Mayer.

(Please click the More... link below to learn more details about each of these incredible students!)

 

Rotary Students of the Month David Hobson 2013-10-25 00:00:00Z
Gateway Centre for Learning receives a new SMART Board!
Midland and Penetanguishene Rotary Clubs, along with the Barn Foundation, joined together to fund the purchase of a SMART Board along with an installation and user instruction/education package for the Gateway Centre in Midland.Image
 
Gateway Centre for Learning receives a new SMART Board! Brian Angus 2013-10-15 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club supports Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Simcoe

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As has been the club's practice over the past several years, the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene will once again be making a donation of $500 to a local charity in lieu of providing guest speakers with gifts.  For the 2013-2014 Rotary year, which began on July 1st, the club will be supporting Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Simcoe.  Past recipients of this particular donation have been: Georgian Bay Cancer Support Centre, Midland Area Reading Council (now Gateway Centre for Learning), and the Learning Disabilities Association of Simcoe County.

For more information about Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Simcoe, click here.

Rotary Club supports Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Simcoe Brian Angus 2013-08-22 00:00:00Z
Penetanguishene 1615 Champlain 2015 Presentation

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Left to Right- David Dupuis and Anne Gagne of the Samuel de Champlain Committee, Rotarian Liz Stewart, Rotary Club of Penetanguishene President Anita Dubeau

On August 20, 2013 the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene convened for their weekly meeting at La Cle d'la Baie in Penetanguishene http://www.lacle.ca/.  Rotarians were treated to a special PowerPoint presentation by David Dupuis and Anne Gagne on the upcoming Samuel de Champlain 400 year celebration event scheduled for August 1, 2015. They provided an overview of the historical event that occurred back on August 1, 1615 and its significance to the Penetanguishene area and its residents, and how it continues to this day. Also highlighted were the celebration plans to be held in and around an upgraded Rotary Park in the Town of Penetanguishene

For more information of the upcoming Samuel de Champlain celebration please visit the following links:
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http://news.ontario.ca/ofa/en/2013/06/commemorating-400-years-of-francophone-presence-in-ontario.html
- https://www.uoguelph.ca/oac/news/seeing-student-designs-come-life

The Club thanked David Dupuis and Anne Gagne for presenting to the Club by supporting the Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Simcoe.

Penetanguishene 1615 Champlain 2015 Presentation Brian Angus 2013-08-20 00:00:00Z
TD Canada Trust Sponsorship for "Party in the Park"

TD Canada Trust has generously sponsored The Rotary Club of Penetanguishene's "Party in the Park" event to the tune of $1,000.  Rotarian and Penetanguishene TD Canada Trust branch manager Jackie Stott helped secure the sponsorship along with event sponsorship chair Ray Marchand.

Pictured are: Rotarian Jill St. Amant, Jackie Stott, Past-President Sue Cook, President Anita Dubeau, and Rotarian Ray Marchand.

"Party in the Park" takes place on Saturday August 24th in Penetanguishene Rotary Park.  More details are available in the event listing on the right.

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TD Canada Trust Sponsorship for "Party in the Park" Brian Angus 2013-07-02 00:00:00Z
2012-2013 Rotary Recognitions

During the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene's annual President's Night on July 2nd, Rotarian were recognized for various accomplishments during the 2012-2013 Rotary year.  Rob McLaughlin received "Rotarian of the Year" recogniution, while Liz and Don Stewart received Rotary "Family of the Year" recognition.  In addition, Sue Cook received her 2012-2013 presidential plaque; and several members received "Perfect Attendance" pins.  Also picture below is 2013-2014 president Anita Dubeau.

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2012-2013 Rotary Recognitions Brian Angus 2013-07-02 00:00:00Z
2013-2014 Presidential Turnover
ImageAt a special "President's Night" meeting on July 2nd, Sue Cook turned over the chain of office to Anita Dubeau, the new President of the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene.  The "Rotary year" runs from July 1st until June 30th.  Sue Cook will remain on the board of directors acting as immediate Past President.
2013-2014 Presidential Turnover Brian Angus 2013-07-02 00:00:00Z
Winterama Draw
The Rotary Club is excited to announce that Peter DeWaard of Penetanguishene was the winner of the $500 Winterama Draw.  Peter's ticket was #731 and was drawn just after 6:00 PM on Monday February 18th, 2013.
Winterama Draw Brian Angus 2013-02-25 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Penetanguishene & OPP Bike Rodeo

Saturday June 2nd from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Penetanguishene Centennial Arena (Inside)

Bike

 

Parents bring along your child with their bicycle and helmet and head on over to the arena for a free Tim Horton’s coffee and Tim bits courtesy of Tim Horton’s Penetanguishene.

 

Members of the SIMCOE-MUSKOKA Health Unit will be on hand to check your child’s helmet for fit and condition and replace it if need be courtesy of the Penetanguishene Rotary Club. They will also demonstrate why all riders should wear their bicycle helmets.

OPP officers will be there to inspect the bicycles for fitness and each rider will be given a reflective wrist band courtesy of Penetang Home Hardware. There will be an indoor bicycle “Rodeo” course to challenge and to learn road safety. All attending riders age 14 and under will be eligible enter a draw to win a BMX Manhattan Cruiser courtesy of Penetang Foodland.

For further information please contact Provincial Constable David Hobson @ 705-733-5440 or david.hobson@ontario.ca

In the interest of “Road & Community Safety” we hope to see you there!

Click appropriate Event link on right for access to a poster. 

Rotary Club of Penetanguishene & OPP Bike Rodeo Brian Angus 2012-05-22 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Penetanguishene Seniors' Picnic
Saturday June 23rd from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM

Seniors

Includes:

  • Picnic Lunch - Served at 12 PM

  • Tours of Penetanguishene Rotary Park

  • Musical Entertainment

Meet at the Rotary Pavillion (west of the Curling Club)

Rain or Shine (Rain Location: Curling Club)

Please bring your own lawn chair

For complimentary tickets, please call Anita Dubeau at 705-549-3037
(Compliments of the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene)

Click appropriate Event link on right for access to a poster

Rotary Club of Penetanguishene Seniors' Picnic Brian Angus 2012-05-16 00:00:00Z
Polio Cases Update
Polio Facts & Figures
Polio Facts & Figures
Area Number of cases in 2012
Afghanistan 4
India 0
Nigeria 2
Pakistan 11
Non-endemic countries 1
Total worldwide 18
(Data as of 21 February/World Health Organization)

For the latest on the number of polio cases, progress reports on polio-endemic countries, and other information, go to www.polioeradication.org.

For more stories: "End Polio Now" Newsletter

Polio Cases Update Elizabeth (Liz) Stewart 2012-03-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Winterama Parade Results

Members gathered at La Cle d'la Baie in Penetanguishene on February 21,2012 at the regular Rotary Club of Penetanguishene weekly meeting. Rotarian Jill St.Amant proudly presented trophies and monetary prizes to the best parade floats entered in the 2012 Penetanguishene Winterama Parade.

Winner in the number three position was James Keating School awarded $100.00. Coming in second was H&S St.Amant and Sons and was awarded $200.00. First place prize went to Ecole St.Louie with an award of $300.00.

The club thanked all participants for another very succesful Winterama Parade.

Rotary Winterama Parade Results Brian Angus 2012-02-24 00:00:00Z
Rotary Polar Plunge Results
The Rotary Club of Penetanguishene is proud to announce that over $6,500 was raised for our community during the 12th Annual Rotary Polar Plunge held on Saturday February 18th during Penetanguishene’s Winterama.  Sixteen plungers collected pledges on behalf of various non-profit organizations.  These pledges were then given to the Rotary Club of Penetanguishene which subsequently made a donation of 60% of the pledged money to the specified non-profit organization.  The other 40% will be used by the Rotary Club for its various projects within the community.  A total of over $90,000 has been raised by plungers over the past 12 years.
Rotary Polar Plunge Results Brian Angus 2012-02-24 00:00:00Z
ROTARY DAY, February 23

ENDPOLIONOW_4p Rotary began as an idea, more than 100 years ago.
 Today Rotary flourishes worldwide, with 1.2Million members
in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.
Celebrate 30 YEARS of Rotary in Penetanguishene this year.

          

 

ROTARY DAY, February 23 Elizabeth (Liz) Stewart 2012-02-12 00:00:00Z
Festival Of Trees
The Festival of Trees is underway at the Village Square Mall in Penetang, and the Mountainview Mall In Midland. Here is a simple video of some of the set-up in Midland. Thanks to all who are participating this year.
Festival Of Trees Dawn Critchley 2011-12-01 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club of Penetanguishene now on Facebook

Exciting news for our Club!

Check out the link below and please add to it with photos, updates, announcements.

Thanks goes out to Rotarian Dawn's husband Rob for setting this up. 

 

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rotary-Club-Of-Penetanguishene/286770064684439?ref=nf

 

 

Rotary Club of Penetanguishene now on Facebook Elizabeth (Liz) Stewart 2011-10-07 00:00:00Z
GBGH Foundation Launches Buy-a-Bed Project

Rotary Club of Penetanguishene

purchases first bed as part of the

Georgian Bay General Hospital Foundation's

Buy-a-Bed Project

GBGH Foundation Launches Buy-a-Bed Project Brian Angus 2011-09-21 00:00:00Z
New Historical Signs for Rotary Park

On Tuesday afternoon, after our Rotary meeting a few Rotarians joined Rotary member Jim Martin to remove the damaged Historical signs along the walkway at Rotary Park

Rotarian Gerry Light began this job of getting replacements for the vandalized signs some time ago.  He has been instrumental in this work to bring beauty and dignity to our community.

If you have never walked along the bay at Rotary Park in Penetanguishene, you have missed a lovely and educational experience.

Joining Jim in this project were new Rotarian Dawn Critchley, Rotarians Anita Dubeau, Gerald Merner and Don and Liz Stewart.

It took several hours but it was a beautiful day and we were rewarded with having accomplished this much needed improvement

enjoying fun and laughs along the way. 

 

New Historical Signs for Rotary Park Elizabeth (Liz) Stewart 2011-08-17 00:00:00Z
NEW LOCATION FOR FESTIVAL OF TREES TICKET SALES

HURONIA MALL

``BY THE SHORES`` OF GEORGIAN BAY REALTY INC.

NEW LOCATION FOR FESTIVAL OF TREES TICKET SALES Elizabeth (Liz) Stewart
Champlain Rd Cleanup

The Rotary Club of Penetanguishene recently completed their annual Cleanup of Champlain Road. 

Bags of coffee cups, water bottles, pop cans, beer cans and bottles, along with paper, cardboard, and other junk were removed from the ditches and sides of the road.

This is one of many of our local Service Above Self projects. Some of the other Community Services we support are:

  • Help fund and provide "hands on" assistance to several Youth Programs
  • RACE Program (Respect, Action, Courage, Excellence)
  • High School Bursaries at PSS and ESLC
  • DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
  • Cancer Support Centre
  • Leadership Camp

 

Champlain Rd Cleanup Elizabeth (Liz) Stewart
13th Annual Rotary Foundation Golf Tournament

Date: August 31, 2011 at 9:00

Location: Bonaire Golf Club 

 Event Fee: $150

13th Annual Rotary Foundation Golf Tournament Brian Angus
Jenna Reid - Youth Exchange Student in Germany

Click on the title above to read an e-mail we received from Jenna in mid-May.

Jenna Reid - Youth Exchange Student in Germany Brian Angus
Top five reasons to support The Rotary Foundation
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Top five reasons to support The Rotary Foundation By Antoinette Tuscano
Rotary International News -- 29 December 2009

By contributing to the Foundation, you advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. Rotary Images There are as many reasons to support The Rotary Foundation as there are ways to do good in the world.

Top five reasons to support The Rotary Foundation Jill St Amant