ROTARY CLUB OF GRIMSBY
Mailing address
Rotary Club of Grimsby,
P.O.Box 152,
Grimsby,Ontario L3M 4G3
 
MEETING INFORMATION
Rotarians from other Clubs are always welcome to attend our meetings and events. Normal costs apply.
We welcome any guest.
Please email our Past- President if you plan to attend .
 
NEW MEMBERS
If you wish to inquire about membership please contact our Membership Chair, Liz Fisk.
 
FANTASY OF TREES
November 23 to December 9,2018
Open each day except Mondays
 
Lead Sponsor- Grimsby Hyundai
Major Sponsors-Meridian Credit Union and Sharon Rizzuto,CFP,BCOMM,FOS
 
Held at Grimsby Museum, 6 Murray St
Free Admission
 
Raffle tickets are sold for the decorated trees and other prizes.  Silent auction.
 
Lottery License M785851
 
Information at www.fantasyoftrees.ca
 
 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY CLUB OF GRIMSBY
 
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All are WELCOME to join us !

Grimsby

Service Above Self

1st and 3rd Thursday of month at 6:15 PM
Maplecrest Village
85 Main Sreet East
Grimsby, ON
Canada
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Home Page Stories
 The Rotary Club presented a cheque for $500. to Tony Joose, Chair of the Save and Rebuild West Lincoln Memorial Hospital committee to assist with expenses.  Pictured here is Tony Joosse ,  (on the right )and Jim Howden, Past President of the Club at the Fantasy of Trees.
 
Pictured here is Assistant District Governor, Jeanette Murphy, presenting the Paul Harris Fellowship Award to Sandra Jaskula, Teddy Jaskula and Jim Howden.  Sandy and Teddy Jaskula are the owners of Teddy's Food Fun and Spirits bar in Grimsby and have been a strong supporter of many charities and causes.  Jim Howden  was recently the President of Rotary for two years and has served on several voluntary boards and committees.
 
The Paul Harris Fellowship recognition award , the highest award presented by Rotary International, was created in memory of Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary.  The award exemplifies Rotary's "Service above Self" motto through ongoing commitment and contributions to the community.
 
 
Our District Governor, Melisa Schrock, of District 4070 visited our local area clubs on October 11th.  Club members of Rotary Club of Grimsby,together with Rotary Club of Lincoln and Rotary at Noon donated personal hygiene supplies to Gillian's Place at the meeting.  Pictured here is a representative of Gillian's Place acknowledging the gift.  Jeanette Murphy, Assistant District Governor and District Governor, Melisa Schrock are on the left.
 
Gillian's Place provides emergency and transitional shelter and support services to mothers and children. Housing units are located in Grimsby, Beamsville & Smithville.
Planning for the 19th Annual Fantasy of Trees is underway. Each year, free of charge, several thousand adults and  children enjoy the glorious,twinkling display at the Grimsby Museum. The Fantasy of Trees has a silent auction and raffle tickets are sold for decorated trees and holiday items at the close of the event. There are many ways to get involved.
 
 
Pictured here is the 2018/18 President George Wagennaar receiving the Chain of Office from out-going President Jim Howden.  The chain includes the names of all Presidents since the club was formed in 1976.  The ceremonial ball was also passed to George.
The ceremonial passing of the chain was held at the Past-President BBQ  which was held at Bob Martin's farm on July 5th.
 
Happy New Year- The 2018/19 Rotary started on July 1st.  We welcome Barry Rassin as the incoming Rotary International President.  Rotary's President presides over the Board of Directors and is elected to a one year term.  The President's theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other.
 
Rotary Club of Grimsby welcomes George Wagenaar as our incoming President. George has been an active Rotary Member since 1992. 
 
Rotary Unites 1.2 million members in 35,000+ clubs from all continents and cultures.
 
 
 
More than  25,000 Rotarians from almost every country in the world converged on Toronto to find inspiration ,fellowship and friendship.  The six areas of Rotary was discussed which are Promoting Peace; Fighting Disease;Providing Clean Water;Supporting Education;Saving Mother and Children and Growing Local Economies.
Rotary unites 1.2 million members and 35,000 clubs from all continents and cultures.
 
 
Five members for the Rotary Club of Grimsby attended the convention.
 
Our Rotary Club provided to over 80 migrant workers at the St Alban's Church Hall in Beamsville which supports an Migrant Workers program managed by volunteers.  Pictured here are members of the club and their spouses getting ready to serve a wholesome meal.
 
The initial program focus was providing donated bikes to the workers so that they have a means of transportation. The bikes are refurbished before being provided ,together with helmets, bike lights and reflective vests, to the workers.  The program now offers suitable clothing to new arrivals, a volunteer driver pool, ESL training and other programs. Church Services are provided in Spanish and a community Sunday night meals are provided together with transportation in order to address social isolation. The program receives considerable support from the local community.
 
The local farms and greenhouses are an important driver of the local economy and the positive impact that these workers contribute goes largely unnoticed.
Rotary Club is holding its 4th annual Garage Sale on June 9th.
 
Time: 7am-12pm; Sellers set up at 6am.
Where: Parking lot of Mountainview Christian Reformed Church, 290 Main St, East, Grimsby
Cost: $25 for two parking spots, $35. for four spots
Community groups, Charities, Private sellers all welcome
To reserve spot. Call 905 945 7056 or email rotaryclubofgrimsby@gmail.com
 
http://www.onlyfoods.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Breadfruit.jpg                                                                                                                                                                       Ian Riseley, President of Rotary International, asked each of the 85,000 Rotary Clubs to considering planting one tree for each of 1.2 million members worldwide for World Earth day.  Rotary Club of Grimsby joined with other local Rotary Clubs to plant Breadfruit Trees in underdeveloped countries with an expected 500 trees to be planted.  Our Clubs 35 trees will be planted in Haiti  being one of the poorest countries and where an effort is underway to restore the agricultural sector.  Rotary has partnered with The Trees That Feed Foundation and the cost was $15 US per tree.
 
Breadfruit trees is one of the highest yielding food plants with a single tree producing up to 200 or more grapefruit-sized fruit and is a staple food in many tropical regions.
 
This is a wonderful project as these trees will improve the environment while providing food for a local population in a very poor country.
 
 
Bill Hughes, Sharon Rizzuto,Wayne Fertich, and Charles Daly are representing the Grimsby Rotary  Club at the Rotary Worlds Curling Bonspiel being held at the Lanarkshire Curling Club, Hamilton Scotland from April 9th to April 14th. They completed the Friendship Round Robin in first place.
The Rotary Club of Grimsby donated $1,000 to the annual Amethyst for ALS fundraiser. This money will be used to in support Patient Care and Equipment Services for residents suffering from ALS in the West Niagara area. Hamilton Health Services currently assist 350 patients with ALS ( Lou Gehrig's disease) and as yet there is no cure. Pictured here is President Jim Howden presenting cheque to Amethyst for ALS supporter Paul Murphy.
 Past President Clarence McCloskey, on the right, and his neighbor Ben Orszulak updating Rotary Clock to LED lighting.
A GREAT DAY IN FULL SUN
 
Rotary and Community Living,Grimsby,Lincoln and West Lincoln held the annual Festival of Arts on June 3rd. The weather was ideal and over 1,500 adults and children attended. Over the years the event has expanded from local artisans to food and entertainment, beer and wine garden and this year a Harry Potter Kids Zone, This event has been held since 1964.
Funds raised is shared equally between Rotary and Community Living. Community Living provides services to support people living with intellectual disability.
Pictured here is a group enjoying the Harry Potter Zone.
The Rotary Club donated $9,000 to a group of twelve local charities at our dinner meeting on February 16th. The funds were raised from the annual Fantasy of Trees event. A wonderful and rewarding evening was enjoyed by all in attendance;it was especially gratifying to hear of the good work being done in the community by these local charities. Pictured are representatives of the various organization. President of Rotary, Jim Howden is standing on the extreme right, Roger Bradley, Chair of Fantasy of Trees is on the extreme left and Gerry Vandermolen, Director Community Service , is the tallest person at the rear.
The annual Service Club Bonspiel was held at the St Catherines Golf and Country Club with 10 club participating.  The 2 rinks entered from the Rotary Club of Grimsby placed first and second. Pictured here is Dick Cross holding the broom, and Rich Hueston and Charles Daly reviewing the layout of the rocks.
The speaker at our meeting on February 2nd was Mike Hahn who is very active with the Migrant Farm Workers Project which is operated out of St Albion Church in Beamsville.  The Migrant Farm workers is primarily directed at the 600 Spanish migrant workers that work on the surrounding farms and greenhouses but migrant workers from other countries are also assisted. The initial program focus was providing donated bikes to the workers so that they have a means of transportation. The bikes are refurbished before being provided ,together with helmets, bike lights and reflective vests, to the workers.  The program now offers suitable clothing to new arrivals, a volunteer driver pool, ESL training and other programs. Church Services are provided in Spanish and community Sunday night meals are provided together with transportation in order to address issues related to a feeling of isolation. The program receives considerable support from various local Partners and Sponsors.  The local farms and greenhouses are an important driver of the local economy and the positive impact that these workers contribute goes largely unnoticed.
In addition to being a passionate supporter of the Migrant Farmworkers Project Mike is a Rotarian . He was a member of this club for many years and is now a member of the Rotary club of Lincoln since relocating to Beamsville. 
Pictured above is a group of volunteers unloading donated bikes for refurbishing.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Community Service
Vocational Service
International Service
Club Service
Membership Chair
Chair- Fantasy of Trees
Assistant District Governor - 7090
Sergeant-at-Arms