Rotary Club of Peterborough

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Welcome to the Peterborough Rotary Club!


Service Above Self

The Second and Fourth Monday of each Month. Lunch at 11:45, Meeting Commences at 12:10
Holiday Inn
150 George St North
Peterborough, ON  K9J3G5
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P.O. Box 172Peterborough, ON   K9J 6Y8 

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Our weekly meeting of July 09 was the occasion of our Presidential Changeover and the presentation of a Paul Harris Fellow Pin and numerous awards for Long Service, Perfect Attendance, and Lifetime Achievement. Rotarian of the Year is Susan Sharp, and the Service Above Self Award was presnted to Lucas Smith.  Pictured at the top are outgoing President Andi van Koeverden, District Governor Susan Davidson, and the President Ken Tremblay.  The four Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Art Turner, Don Earle, Peter Norris and Frank Bayliss, are shown in the bottom picture with Past President Andi van Koeverden, President Ken Tremblay, Assistant District Governor Rick Storey, and District Governor Susan Davidson. 
Our meekly meeting was the occasion for honouring our Canada Day Essay Contest winners.  Jaime Bondy-Donahue chaired the event for the fourth year.  Students in Grades 4 to 6 were asked to submit essays defining what it means to be a Canadian.  First place went to Jake Smith of Kawaetha Montessori School who was unable to make the meeting.  Pictured left to right are second place winner Amaelia Beaton  from Ecole Monsignor Jamot School, first runner-up Lilly Fenton from St. Catherine’s, third place winner Ryder Adair from the Kawartha Montessori School, and second runner-up Reilly Bates from St. Catherine’s.
At today's meeting we were treated to a presentation by Rotarian Marie Press who gave us an update on the activities of the International Service Committee, including its two trips to Honduras.  After the presentation members were asked to volunteer to assist in the Rotary Helping Women Project which is producing menstrual supplies for Honduran women. Sue Sharp  brought all of the supplies for making the menstrual kits and set us to work with some people tracing patterns on to fabric, two tables of volunteers cutting patterns, and a small group assembling the kits. Sue expressed many thanks for such a positive response to this project "given that it helps women in a personal way that we don't often discuss.  But the problem is real and you helped many women today! "
The 7th Annual Rotary Spelling Bee is right around the corner.  It will be held on Saturday, May 12 at Fleming College.  This year we have an impressive number of competitors from local elementary schools who will compete in the Grades 4 to 6 and Grades 7 and 8 groupings.  They will be competing for prizes and literacy awards for their schools.  Click on the Spelling Bee link on the left under Site Pages for information and downloads of the official bookmark words, the rules, and instructions for competitors.  
Our weekly meeting of April 23 had something a bit unusual.  Our Roteract Club sold draw tickets and the holder of a winning ticket won the distinction of pasting a pie into the face of one of five Rotary member volunteers.  It was a fun time for all and pictured is a clearly delighted Martin Parker planting a pie in the face of Kevin Duguay, who is pictured in the after photo.  All of the funds raised went to support the Youth Emergency Shelter and its services.  More photos can be seen by clicking on the link in the photo albums section on this page. 
The Rotary Club of Peterborough and the Peterborough Petes teamed up to send 150 Prince of Wales students and their families to the Petes game on Family Day.  Hats off to Rotarians Wayne Harding, Colin Mackenzie and to Matt D’agostini, Senior Coordinator of the Peterborough Petes, for making it all happen!  The best news was that the Petes won! Pictured left to right are Colin Mackenzie, Emery Comeau-Parrington, Pavel
Gogolev, and President Andi van Koeverden

The 2018 Rotary Dinner and Auction Fundraiser was held January 27, 2018 at the Peterborough Golf and Country Club. The gala event raised $23,890 for the local and international good works of our Club. There were 110 participants bidding on over 120 Live and Silent auction items.  In the top photo are Amy Simpson and Bruce Gravel who have co-chaired the event for six years in a row and raised a total of $186,893 for our Club's service projects. Pictured in the bottom photo are Bruce with Emcee Catherine Hanrahan from Fresh Radio Morning Show and Incoming President/Club Secretary Ken Tremblay.

The One Roof Community Centre serves 6,500 meals per month to needy and homeless people and the organization is on track to serve over 84,000 meals in 2017. Our Rotary Club along with 17 other groups volunteer to serve meals on a regular basis.  We were pleased at our meeting to have some of our Rotary volunteers present a cheque for $5000 to One Roof to help it in its worthy mission.  Pictured left to right are Brian Wilson, President Andi van Koeverden, Linn Thain, Alan Ingram, Cal Langman, Casey Watson of One Roof, Stan Pinneau, Diane Allen and Gord Fallen.
Our weekly meeting of December 04 was the occasion to honour some of our most dedicated Rotarians by presenting them with Lifetime Achievement Awards.  Assistant District Governor Rick Storey introduced the recipients and each of them reflected on the many years each had been in Rotary and how pleased they were to have worked within the Club to make a difference locally and internationally.  Pictured from left to right are ADG Rick Storey, Past District Governor Willis Cleveland, recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Awards Piero Ronca, William Morrison, Morris Cox, Charles Burge, Michael Evans, Robert Parr, and presenter Past District Governor John Cockburn.
Seven community leaders were honoured by the Rotary Club of Peterborough as Recipients of Paul Harris Fellow Awards, presented by District Governor Mike Kinsey at The Peterborough Golf and Country Club.

Recipients (seated, left to right): Mike Kasmetis, Nancy Calder, Faith Dickinson, Kevin Duguay, John Boyko, Alec Denys. (Not in photo: Joe Hall.) Nominators (standing, left to right): 2017 Paul Harris Awards Chair Bruce Gravel, Director Stan Pineau, Treasurer Wayne Harding, Linn Thain, Charlie Burge, Peter MacLoghlin, District Governor Mike Kinsey.

Cuddles for Cancer founder Faith Dickinson, 15, accepts her award for Vocational Service "on behalf of the community" from DG Mike Kinsey. Faith's nominator, Wayne Harding, is at right. You can read the Peterborough Examiner's complete story by clicking HERE.

Our weekly meeting of November 06 was the occasion of our annual Remembrance Day Service.  Dr. Garry Humphreys, himself a veteran of WW II, introduced our guests and conducted the service.  A highlight was a presentation by students from St. Peter's Secondary School who told us about a visit to significant war memorials in Europe in 2016, including a memorable visit to the Vimy Memorial.  Pictured from left to right is teacher Jen McGillis and students Dexter Lathangue and Brianna Roblin.
A group of Rotarians was on hand to welcome our newest exchange student.  Mati is coming to us from Italy and everyone in the Club is looking forward to meeting her and helping her experience all the wonders of our City and Canada during the next year.  The Rotary Youth Exchange Program is alive and well in Peterborough.
The public launch and sign unveiling of the Rotary Adult Outdoor Gym at Beavermead Park was on June 29, 2017. This is a joint project between our Club and the Peterborough Kawartha Club, in collaboration with the City of Peterborough. This outdoor gym is the two Clubs' joint gift to the city to commemorate Canada's 150th Birthday. From left to right at the sod turning are Mayor Darryl Bennett, Peterborough Club President Bruce Gravel, and the Peterborough Kawartha Club President Kim Winter. Despite the rain, a good number of Rotarians turned out to mark the occasion.
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