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Rotary Club of Hamilton AM

Hamilton A.M.

"Making a Difference"

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
William's Fresh Cafe
47 Discovery Drive
Hamilton, ON L8L 8K4
Canada
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Mission Vision Values
MISSION:
Making a difference through service above self.
VISION:
Healthy and prosperous communities.
VALUES:
Fellowship – Global Understanding – Ethics and Integrity - Diversity
Upcoming Events
May 2020 Member Meeting Responsibilities
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4 - Way
Test
Invo-
cation
Introduce 
Speaker
Sergeant
at Arms
May
6
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John
Baxter
Shayna
Beeksma
Jane
Blums
Norm
Geddes
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Yol;anda
John
Dalgleish
Clare 
Freeman
John
Mokrycke
May
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Norm
Geddes
Don
Grennan
Dave
Gruggen
Sandy
Marincic
May
27
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Cheryl
Gzik
Joe
Hamilton
Walter 
Hardie
Paul
Lakin
 
           
June 2020 Member Meeting Responsibilities
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Test
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Introduce 
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Sergeant
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Michael
Howes
Ashi
Jain
Kerry
Jarvie
John
Janisse
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Cathy
Jeskie
Martina
J-M
Jennifer
Kinnunen
Norm
Geddes
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17
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Paul 
Lakin
Celine
Legret
Sharon
L-C
John
Mokrycke
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Ruth
Liebersbach
Dora
Lomax
Al
Lutchin
Norm
Geddes
 
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Recent Breakfast Speakers and Activities
The February 26 guest speaker was Dr. Matt Wheeler, District 7090's first Rotary Global Grant Scholar.

Matt Wheeler is a a Maori/Indigenous doctor, he is a haematologist from New Zealand here doing thrombosis research. It is hoped that some of the skills in research methodology he learns  can be applied to indigenous health on returning home. 

In this picture, Matt is thanked for his very informative presentation by Past-President, Marta Stiteler.  Matt was given a certificate indicating that funding would be sent to Rotary International to immunize 25 children against polio.

The De Mazenod Door food program at St. Patrick's Church does an amazing job of feeding the homeless and hungry each an every day of the year!  When serving hundreds at a time, you need quality and high capacity equipment that is up to the task.  A recent donation of $10,000 by the Rotary Club of Hamilton AM provided funds to purchase a high volume, durable coffee system that would rival a Tim Horton's!  Club members are happy to contribute to such a worthwhile community program!
 
On Friday, February 14 about 10 Hamilton AM club members and family served the noon meal to the hungry and homeless at St. Patrick's church's parish outreach program called "De Mazenod Door".  Church volunteers and staff organize and cook the meal and the sponsoring organization supports the program with a $500 donation and enough volunteers to help with meal service.  It was a cold but bright, sunny day and the welcoming environment brought out a significant crowd; mostly adults but some families with children.  Club members added to the spirit of the day by baking approximately 500 Valentine's cookies earlier in the week and handing them out with drinks and chips.  A great example of Rotary "Service above Self" in action!

Our club was treated this morning with an interesting presentation from Nour El Shamy (@NourTheShamy), from the McMaster Digital Transformation Research Centre (@macDTRC) at the Degroote Business School (@degrootebiz) about the Optimal Aging Initiative - learning how our brains work when stimulated - especially as we get older - see more at www.mcmasteroptimalaging.org.  Pictured below is our own Mark Ewer (@markaewer1) presenting a certificate to Nour confirming the innoculation of 25 children against polio - our gift to presenting speakers.
 
 
The Rotary Club of Hamilton AM is pleased to have been able to donate the sum of $5,000 to the De Mazenod Door Outreach for the purchase of new coffee urns.  The De Mazenod serves hot meals to 450 - 500 people a day - having heavy duty coffee urns is a must.  For more details on what goes on at De Mazenod, please go to:  http://demazenod-door.ca/  Pictured here is Sherrie Ramirez from De Mazenod, receiving a really big cheque from Anne Bermingham, president of the Rotary Club of Hamilton AM.
 
Once a month club members share fellowship at a Hamilton locale, often a new restaurant or venue.  This time we met at Pho Asparagus at 387 Barton Street East, Hamilton and enjoyed interesting new dishes (for most of us) and great service.  Thanks to Dave Gruggen for making the arrangements and ensuring everyone had a good time!  Photography by Cheryl Gzik.

Former Hamilton AM Club member, Frank Rocchi, gave an inspiring talk to his role in civic efforts to clean up Hamilton's Rail Track areas.  Tons of refuse are gathered twice a year by Frank and his volunteer team.  The next effort is April 25 and club members are more than welcome to join in the fun.
 
Below, Frank is thanked for his presentation by Club Member, Norm Geddes.  A donation to Rotary International will be made in Frank's name, to support the cost of immunization of 25 children against polio.

The Hamilton AM Rotary Club welcomed new City Manager, Janette Smith as guest speaker at the club's first meeting of 2020.  Janette started with the City of Hamilton in last May and "hit the streets running" it appears.  She explained her top 3 priorities were ensuring that the many aspects of the City operation was running as expected, working effectively with her new City Council members and "building partnerships".  These topics resonated strongly with club members who wanted to immediately accept her as a new member of the club!  After a considerable period of time in the new job (18 months, I believe) she did promise to give that strong consideration.  

In this picture, Janette is thanked for her presentation by President, Anne Bermingham and Past-President, Mark Ewer.  She was given a certificate indicating that the club would provide funds to Rotary International for the immunization of 25 children against polio, in recognition of her contribution to our meeting.
 
For the 6th time, on December 19 the Rotary Club of Hamilton AM was able to present refurbished business computers to senior students at Hess Street School.  10 computers, including flat screen monitors, keyboard and mouse we made available by the club's partner, greenBYTE, a program of the St. Leonard's Society of Hamilton.
 
The smile tells it all, as Gavin prepares to take his new found pc home for Christmas.  Maybe there is a Santa Claus!
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