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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 Club held its annual Paul Harris Awards Dinner on November 25, 2019 at the Peterborough Golf and Country Club and presented Paul Harris Awards to five deserving recipients.  Pictured in the back row L to R are Past President Ken Tremblay, Rotary Partner Joan Norris, Rotarians Sue Sharp and Lloyd Graham, President Kevin Duguay, Assistant District Governor Bruce Gravel, and District Governor Bill Hagborg.  Seated in front from L to R are the recipients:  Carolyn Mills for Community Service, Leigh Ramsay for International Service, Vincent Abrahamse for Youth Service, Paul Bennett for Vocational Service, and Rotarian Rick Storey for Club Service. (Photo by Frances Gravel)
Our Club is honoured to accept two more members of our community as members of the Rotary Club of Peterborough. Mark Orlecki is an account rep at Darling Insurance and Heather Negrych is a third generation Rotarian and was a member of Rotary in Eliot Lake where she served as president, and developed a passion for youth exchange. Pictured left to right are sponsor Atul Swarup, Mark Orlecki, Heather Negrych, sponsor Wayne Harding, and President Kevin Duguay.
Our annual Dinner and Theatre Social Evening was held at Globus Theatre at the Lakeview Arts Barn in Bobcaygeon on July 23.  The event was attended by 53 Rotarians and guests from 4 area clubs, an all-time-high. After an excellent dinner, we saw the comedy play "The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing  Derby" by Norm Foster.  This is the 5th year in a row that Frances and Bruce Gravel of our Club have organized this summer social event, and attendance has grown each year.
Our meeting of July 08, was the occasion of a presentation to Homeward Bound and the honouring of members of our Club for their efforts and commitment to the Rotary ideals.  In the top picture Homeward Bound received a cheque for $13,000. from our Club towards its service of  helping inadequately-housed or homeless mother-led families earn college diplomas, start careers and achieve economic self-sufficiency. Pictured left to right are Past President Ken Tremblay, Maisie Watson and Lisa Smith of Homeward Bound, Amy Simpson, and Assistant District Governor Bruce Gravel.  In the middle photo long-time member Garry Humphreys receives his Lifetime Achievement Award from Past President Ken Tremblay (L) and Assistant District Governor Bruce Gravel (R). Also honoured was Ken Seim who was awarded the Rotarian of the Year Award. 
Our weekly meeting of June 24, 2019 was a celebration of youth.  We were treated to a presentation by students who attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) camp in Orillia and the two winners of the Canada Day Essay contest read their winning essays on why they are happy to be Canadians.  Pictured from L to R are Peterborough County Warden J. Murray Jones, Hunter Masters, (RYLA), essay winners Valentino Schilling and Patricia LaMontagne, Larissa Skinner (RYLA), and Emily McCullogh,  representing the Ontario Government.  
Rotarians, Rotaractars and friends pose with a cheque for $2500. which the Club donated to Kids Against Hunger.  The group spent April 6 packaging meals for Kids Against Hunger and in one day they packaged over 10,000 meals. It was lots of fun.  We asked for 40 volunteers and filled the spots within 36 hours.

The 33rd Annual Rotary Carl Oake Swimathon was held on Friday, February 15, 2019 and it was a tremendous fun, and a huge success.  25 teams participated in the pool at the YMCA and we hit our target of $50,000.  Over the past 32 years, this event has raised more than $1,000,000 to support local worthwhile causes such as 5 Counties Children's Foundation, The New Peterborough Regional Health Centre, the New YMCA, the YWCA Women’s Crossroads Shelter, The Rotary Greenway Trail, and Easter Seals.

Peterborough Rotary operates a morning breakfast program at Prince of Wales Elementary School and recently volunteers from our Club were joined by some players from the Peterborough Petes hockey team.  Pictured from the left to right are defenceman Shawn Spearing, goalie Tye Austin, Joe McCulloch, Vice Principal Tania Lamond and  Bolton Kirkof, Group Sales Coordinator for the Petes who brought 50 tickets for the Pete’s game the following Saturday. Vice Principal Lamond distributed the tickets. 
The Annual Rotary Auction is an excellent opportunity to promote your business or organization by sponsoring the auction at one of several levels.  Click on the picture above to download the details in PDF document, or click on the Rotary Auction link in Site Pages to the left to display the various sponsorship levels. 
You can buy your tickets ONLINE at the link below! Buying online gives you many benefits: INSTANT charitable tax receipt, INSTANT tickets to bring to auction night, you can pay by credit card, and you will receive 2 reminders as auction night approaches that you have an event to attend. Click HERE to go directly to the online purchasing site. 
The Dedication Rock has now been put in place at the Outdoor Gym at Beavermead Park.  The outdoor gym equipment was funded by contributions of $25,000 each from the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha and the Rotary Club of Peterborough, with $40,000 committed by the City of Peterborough. The engraving on the rock reads "Presented to the residents of Peterborough in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday."
Our Club was very pleased to have a visit by District Governor Sue Davidson.  She gave a very inspiring presentation about the history and significance of our Club at our weekly meeting of September 24.  She also accompanied President Ken Tremblay on a short hike of Langley Rotary Park and assisted in the School Breakfast Program at Prince of Wales Elementary school. 
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.
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