November 2017
Club Executives & Directors
Board Member PP
Past President
Board Member - Director
Board Member SAA
Board Member - Director
Corvette Co-Chair
Corvette Co-Chair
Gala Co-Chair
Gala Co-Chair
Easter Hamper Chair
Community Relations
Membership & Retention
Membership & Retention
Public Image/Relations
Public Image/Relations
New Generations
Club Information

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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Home Page Stories
 We had a great time with Ms. Melanie Case at lunch on Monday.
Melanie gave us some great tips on how to market and promote our club
as well as reminding of the power of the media. She even let it slip how
we can get some free coverage on the radio station she works for.
Rotarian Greg Mitchell, Rotarian Elizabeth de Groot and Paul Harris
Service award recipient Dr. Dina Ghobrial contributed heavily to the
Fun and Fellowship fun so we all sang a heartwarming rendition of
Happy Birthday to them. Photos courtesy of our very own Mr.Bryan Davies
of Bryan Davies photography.
 We enjoyed a Halloween themed meeting that ended with a great group photo that has been sprinkled all over social media.
Our guest speakers were Mr Josh Pallas Recreation coordinator and Mr Chris Roo Manager of Parks and Facilities.
Their informative presentation brought the club up to date with the visions of revamping the Oakview Skate Park.
Rotarian George Vadeboncoeur won Octobers bottle of wine for our monthly food bank challenge.
Our meetings are packed with alittle business and alot of fun.See you next week.
Be the one. Rotary: Making a Difference.
Some highlights ...We were host to Assistant District Governor Mr Michael Christie and District Governor Mike Kinsey.
 I am also excited to report that we have chosen Miss Annalie Pender to be our exchange student for the year . Annalie is a mature 15 year old  from CCI high school  that is very service oriented and will be an excellent representative for our club.
District Governor Mike Kinseys presentation was inspiring, informative and entertaining. 
He shared his personal journey through Rotary. District Governor Mike Kinsey also made us proud of Rotarian Elizabeth de Groot by recognizing her for her outstanding work at the conference.
At the last minute she stood in as co MC for the weekend   and "killed it". He pinned her with a special black sheep pin for standing out. 
It was another great meeting!
As Rotarians one of the ways we make a difference is by creating and supporting student leaders.
The lovely Miss Caroline Finderup Masden was our guest speaker , she is the exchange student that arrived here
in August from the Rotary Clubs of Collingwood. She not only entertained us on her thoughts of Canada so far but also educated us on the customs and traditions of Denmark. We voted to participate in the 2018/2019 Rotary exchange program by hosting
an inbound student and sending an outbound student from our area abroad. .... and I have great news!
Its not too late to sign up to be a host family for the inbound student starting in August 2018.
If this would not work for your family, dont worry you will have plenty of opportunities to share your family's experiences, recreation time and Canadian customs with our student in a short term visit. It was a great meeting full of visitors!
Patricia Davidson is the Coordinator from Wasaga Beach Provincial Park and Friends of Nancy Island. 
She had a wonderful presentation on the endangered Piping Plovers that nest on our beaches and why its so 
important that they be protected. She entertained us with  some interesting  statics , updates, and behaviours of these small little birds.
Thank you for a great meeting!
No Guest speaker but a LOT was covered...
We got an update on the corvette lottery, presented an award to Todd Young, reviewed Food Bank requirements for October, Successfully organised several committees and volunteers and reviewed the District Conference.
Keith's ticket was drawn but the money is still safe and building for next meeting after our Thanksgiving break.
Have a joyous holiday everyone.
Today our Membership and Retention committee Rotarians Sylvia Bray and Dr James Koehle
presented the club with some great information to grow our club. Be the one to make a difference!
 Today we welcomed an old friend and the CEO Foundation Chair Mr. Eric Dean. Thank you for the update!
  Today we were treated to a informative presentation by the recruitment chairman for our district 7010 Rotarian Bill Montgomery from Penetanguishene Ontario. His presentation was full of great ideas, pointers and was educational. Our membership and retention committee past president Rotarian Sylvia Bray and past president Rotarian Dr James Koehle will be presenting  on the 21 of August. A meeting not to be missed!
 Today we learned all about Habitat for Humanity South Georgian Bay. The presentation was full of exciting pictures of the duplex all most at completion on Peel street Collingwood. We discussed screening of recipients, the restore, recycling of electronics, funding and financials of the organization. 
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.
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