Regretfully, our
Dundas Rotary
Lobster & Rib Fest
for Spring 2021
has been cancelled
to avoid undue risk
in the COVID pandemic
 
And, our annual
CANADA DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST
scheduled for July 1
will have to be posponed until 2022
 
In the past few months, as we close the Rotary year 2020-21, the Club has continued to meet, on-line only, every second week.  We have found little ways to serve:
 - We have helped to sponsor a “Walking Guidebook of Dundas - a nice compliment to the Rotary Heritage Walking Tours we launch in June.
- To assist frontline medical workers in their attempts to vaccinate persons with precarious living accommodations, we have provided a quantity of bus tickets and Tim Horton’s gift cards to help to attract vulnerable persons to come for their COVID shots.
- honouring Rotary’s international concern for garbage at our Great Lakes, we have so far conducted two cleanups: one of Cootes Drive along the Des Jardine’s canal, and one along the old rail trail south of University Plaza.
- The Club sponsored meals for a number of shut-ins for Valentine’s Day.
- Progress in our project with a Rotary Club in Kenya to provide toilet and water facilities for several schools in rural Kenya, has advanced to the stage where building contracts are being finalized.
- We are in the process of granting study/research awards for our annual McMaster Global Health endeavour.
 
 
 
See also our March 9 posting below.
 
Rotary Pushes Forward
In the summer of 2020, The Rotary Club of Dundas committed to maintain support of charitable services in our community and abroad.  The Club resolved that COVID times are times when people need us most.  Unfortunately, we have not been able to run our normal fundraisers, like our annual Lobster & Rib Fest, or Pancake Breakfast, and income is sparse, but members are opening their wallets to make the extra effort.  You can help with a donation to Rotary.
In late September, The Club presented another $5,000 cheque in support of St. Joseph’s Hospice project in Dundas.  On October 17th, President Karin Schuett presented a cheque of $4,000 to Routes Youth Centre at their Scrap Metal and Bottle Drive.  October 24, the Club donated approximately $1,200 to the “Bike Ride For Polio” (a ride from Niagara Falls to the lake and back) in Rotary’s ongoing struggle to eradicate polio from the world (we are down to our last two countries, Afghanistan and Pakistan).  November 20th, The Club gave $5,000 to Routes to help with its renovation of the Centre facility.  Next, President Karin is off to present a cheque of $1,000 in support of our Dundas Community Services agency for their support to seniors.  And we are currently working with a Club in Kenya on a hygiene project to provide toilet and water facilities for several schools in rural Kenya.  Early December we held our Winter Warm Clothing Drive for the needy in the City’s Downtown.  With Community Service donations, we are also part of the “Telling Tales” literacy work in downtown Hamilton and a few other community initiatives, including a small project supplying Valentine’s Day meals on wheels for seniors.
If you wish to help, cheques made to “The Rotary Club of Dundas” may be mailed to P.O Box 65595, Dundas ON  L9H 6Y6, or e-transferred to dundasrotaryclub@gmail.com.
9 March  2021