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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The Second Annual Tri-Club Axe Throwing Social and Tournament was held on September 16, 2018, held at the Peterborough Axe Club. 20 Rotarians and guests participated. The top photo is of the entire group, except Wayne Harding who had to catch a plane and left early. The bottom photo is of the event organizer Bruce Gravel presenting the winner, Ken Tremblay, with the inaugural Tri-Club Axe Throwing Trophy.  Ken narrowly defeated  Frances Gravel by 1 point in the hotly-contested win.
About 45 Rotarians and guests attended a Rotary Club Social at Globus Theatre at the Lakeview Arts Barn in Bobcaygeon.  Attendees enjoyed a wonderful 3-course meal and then viewed Norm Foster's new comedy play, Lunenburg. It was a great night with lots of laughs and socializing.  This was the fourth year of the event.  In the top photo new President Ken Tremblay and his wife Siobhan and Assistant Governor Rick Storey and  his wife Helene are pictured in the middle and the bottom photo features Bruce and  Frances Gravel with Sarah Quick and James Barrett, owners of Globus and the LAB and the stars of Lunenburg.
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.

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