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PO Box 434, Wasaga Beach, ON, L9Z 1A4

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Wasaga Beach and Area

Service Above Self

Monday Meetings typically at the Recplex but look at upcoming events to confirm location.
RecPlex - Oakview Room
1724 Mosley Street
Wasaga Beach, ON  L9Z 1Z4
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Monday's meeting gave us the opportunity to tour the Wasaga Beach Fire Station.  We were able to see first hand how these first responders go above and beyond for our community.  Fellow Rotarians also got the chance to put out some flames themselves.
Congratulations to President Angela on her first meeting as President.
A big thank you to Elizabeth de Groot for sharing with the club her experience at the Rotary Convention in Atlanta.
 
Simon Ainley from Ainley and Associates generously donated a cheque for $5,000 to The Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach Gala.   Ainley and Associates will once again be the Platinum sponsor of the event.   The Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach is very pleased to accept this vital donation to support the development of one of our major fundraising evenings. The Gala theme this year is ``Dirty Dancing`` and will be held May 13, 2017.  .  Ainley and Associates has been a key supporter of The Rotary Gala for the past 23 years. Accepting the cheque for Wasaga Beach Rotary Club Gala are Co-chairs Elizabeth Koehle (left) and Elizabeth de Groot (right).  Picture by Bryan Davies
Busy meeting today!!! Jim Wilson MPP joined us for lunch today and gave us an update on the controversial Wind Turbines as well as an update on Collingwood Hospital. Agathe and President James exchanged Rotary flags and then she is off on her Canadian Tour before returning to France. Dr. Kellie Leitch MP joined us to welcome Holly as incoming president.
Tonight we welcomed the new Board of Directors and said ‘Thanks’ to those who were on the Board last year.   Congratulations to incoming President Holly who wears her crown well!!!
Steve Wallace presented today about HHART 7.  Everyone has just returned and there are many stories to tell. Steve discussed community projects that were completed as well as the work done by medical and dental teams.  Great experience – planning already underway for HHART 8 if you are interested, please contact Steve.
The new 2016 Corvette has arrived and the lottery has been officially launched!  Joining us for the launch today were representatives from the groups who benefited from the lottery in 2015!  It’s a  win-win all round!
Congratulations to James, Lorrie, Holly, Sylvia and Peter for receiving Wasaga Beach citizenship awards on May 14.  You make us all proud!!!
Have you seen our new Rotary Trailer?  It’s been parked in the best parking lots in town.  Thanks to the corvette committee for working hard to organize the acquisition of the trailer and to Susy Miranda for the great design work.
Congratulations to Ellen Rice who won one of our largest 50/50 draws.  She received $802.50 today and promptly donated back $250.00 to HHART7 – Fantastic!  Thanks so much!
Five of our fellow Rotarians attended District Training in North Bay the weekend of April 15, 16 &17.  A good time was had by all whether training or fellowship with fellow Rotarians from across the district.  Fun fact – Bryan Davies does a great Sinatra!!!
On the evening of April 12th our Rotary Club convened at Catch 22 for our annual Club Anniversary Dinner and Paul Harris Fellowship Evening.  A Paul Harris Fellow was presented to Dr. Peter Wilson and Mark Winegarden. Paul Harris Service Awards were presented to Dr. Ted Proctor, Anthony Beresford and Elizabeth Koehle. Multiple Paul Harris Fellow pins were given to Kevin deGroot PH+3, Marilyn Ruttan PH+3 and Sylvia Bray PH+2.
John McGiven and Martin Oosterveld presented the African Literacy Project to our club today.  The project working in Mwanza, Tanzania to establish schools and provide supplies to students.  Currently they are filling a shipping container to send over – once emptied the shipping container becomes a library.  For more information contact either John or Martin.
It was our pleasure today to present the Rotaract club with a cheque for $250.00 for their assistance at the Rotary Dance in February during Snowman Mania – Thanks so much for your help!!
We had some very special guests at our lunch meeting today – Our exchange student - Agathe’s parents came for a visit to Canada and joined us for lunch! President James presented Agathe’s mother Sophie, a Rotarian herself in France, with a Wasaga Beach Rotary Club Flag.
What a great turn out at the Food Bank for the annual Easter Hampers assembly and distribution.  Many hand make light work and that was certainly the case this year. Thanks to all who participated!!!
It was a cold March morning when several brave individuals ran into the frigid waters of the Nottawasaga River to raise funds for their favourite charity and the Rotary Club of Wasaga Beach.  Despite the cold temperatures a great time was had by all!!
Wasaga Beach, Collingwood and South Georgian Bay Rotary Clubs raising money for Big Brothers and Big Sisters at Bowl for Kid’s Sake. Collectively we raised over $4000.00!!! And had a fabulous time – it had been many years since some of us had bowled making for some interesting scores!
Fire Chief Mike McWilliams joined the WB Rotary Club for lunch today to discuss the current status of fire services in Wasaga Beach and the hiring of 6 more firefighters.  He also discussed smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and their importance in the home – and changing their batteries twice a year. For more information http://www.wasagabeach.com/town-hall/fire-emergency-management
Ellen Rice – Corporate member for RBC has won the 50/50 draw with the purchase of a single ticket.  The money in the draw had been steadily increasing for months to a grand total of $802.50.  Congratulations!!
Sheri Bufon joined our Rotary Meeting today to speak about the lack of programs for young adults with special needs once they graduate high school. She has formed a non-profit organization to provide services to these young adults in our community called CASLE which stands for Continuing Adult Special Learning Experience. CASLE is looking for funding and volunteers – contact Sheri for more information.
 
 
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