Club Information

The 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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July 2018
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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Treasurer
Past President
Secretary
Public Relations
Sergeant at Arms
Director
Youth Exchange Officer
 
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
 
July 2018 Member Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting
Date
Front
Desk 1
Front
Desk  2
Meeting
Greeter
Saying
Grace
Introduce 
Speaker
Sergeant
at Arms
July
4
Bruce
Horsley
Michael
Howes
Ashi
Jain
John
Janisse
Cathy
Jeske
Ruth
Liebersbach
July
11
Martina
J-M
Paul
Lakin
Sharon
Levy-Cohen
Ruth
Liebersbach
Dora
Lomax
Frank
Stechey
July
18
Al
Lutchin
Joanne
McCallum
Janet
McNaught
Dan
Millar
Angelo
Misale
Sandy
Marincic
July
25
Sheryel
Raymes
Paul
Reardon
John
Mokrycke
Shikha
Sareen
Reeney
Stayshyn
Paul
Lakin
 
August 2018 Member Meeting Responsibilities
Meeting
Date
Front
Desk 1
Front
Desk  2
Meeting
Greeter
Saying
Grace
Introduce 
Speaker
Sergeant
at Arms
August
1
Frank
Stechey
Marta
Stiteler
Brian
Tisdale
Tom
Tweedie
Marita
Zaffiro
John
Janisse
August
8
Michelle
Austin
John
Baxter
Anne
Birmingham
Jane
Blums
Yolanda
C-B
Norm
Geddes
August
15
John
Dalgleish
Tim
Dickins
Clare
Freeman
Kim
G-C
Ruth
Greenspan
 John
Mokrycke
August
22
Don
Grennan
Dave
Gruggen
Cheryl
Gzik
Joe
Hamilton
Bruce
Horsley
Ruth
Liebersbach 
August
29
Michael
Howes
Ashi
Jain
John
Janisse
Cathy
Jeske
Martina
J-M
Frank Stechey
 
Recent Breakfast Speakers and Activities
The Rotary Club of Hamilton AM has been advised that the second drinking fountain donated by our club was installed in December at the Jose Maria Morelos Pavon primary school in Tesoco, a village within our municipality of Valladolid, Yucatan.
 
Local Rotarian Tey Stiteler , the president and the members of the Club Rotario Valladolid Pueblo Magico attended the inauguration of the drinking fountain which was officiated by Julio Perez Tovar, the governor of our district, District 4195 of Rotary Club International.
 
Our club's contributions to purchase three drinking fountains in the village of Valladolid will provide free, safe, clean, and healthy water on a daily basis to thousands of children over the years.
 
 
Club member Mariko Bown-Kai from the John Howard Society was our guest speaker on November 15, 2017.  She spoke about the  ‘Beasley Youth Developmental Asset Initiative’ and gave an update on the progress of this initiative to club members.  In the past, our club has donated $30,000 to this initiative, which develops the human assets of the children and youth in the Beasley community.  This project, according to club member Paul Lakin, is a replication of a successful Waterdown project.  John Howard is looking to extend their funding for this project beyond December, 2017.
 
Mariko's presentation can be found by going to https://prezi.com/view/oGyvUi8sjaE00Iys3JdT/.

The development initiative engages and challenges adults to develop sustained strength building relationships with people in the Beasley community and seeks to mobilize the talents of young people in this community.  Its aim is to engage adults, activate sectors, mobilize young people, invigorate programs within the community, and influence civic decisions.  This worthwhile development initiative is supported by the Rotary, the John Howard Society, and other organizations in the Hamilton community.

‘Beasley’ has a 20% ethnic diversity.  A community centre houses the programs and is located at Wilson and Ferguson.  The centre hosts a career fair for youth, ‘newcomers’ potluck dinners and a youth action committee which meets every two weeks, with discrimination and sexism being some of the topics for discussion.

The program focuses on Asset Development training.  It asks the question ‘what are the missing pieces in the community?’ This training focuses on commitment to learning, creating a positive identity within the individual, empowerment, and a youth’s constructive use of time.   Rotarians can support ‘Asset Development’ by teaching a life skill or hobby such as knitting or cooking, helping youth to celebrate their unique strengths, promoting leadership opportunities within the community such as Rotoract thereby giving the youth an opportunity to excel, and receiving feedback regarding youth programming.

74% of youth in this programme describe their best friend as modeling responsible behavior.  Only 14% of youth spend three hours of more a week in creative activities.  20% of the youth surveyed perceive that adults in the community value youth and their contributions to the community, and one quarter of the youth describe themselves as receiving support from three of more non parental adults.  A reasonable number of these youth report that violence occurs in the home, which eludes to the fact that mentoring opportunities may exist for adults in this community, however nearly half of the youth surveyed report having a high rate of self esteem.  Almost 70% describe a family member giving support and love to assist the youth in achieving their goals and childhood development.

John Howard Society is in the process of performing a closure survey for this project for which the aim of this survey is to identify on how to best serve the youth.  Mariko can be contacted through the club or through the website thepathto40.com.

Our guest speaker at our regular breakfast meeting on August 30, 2017, was Karen Craig from Living Rock Ministries. 

Karen Craig is a Registered Social Worker and Program Director for Living Rock.  Living Rock is a resource centre that engages, encourages and equips youth-at-risk and has been seeing lives change for 30 years.

Last year, Living Rock responded to over 32,000 visits, providing essential supports to one of Hamilton’s most vulnerable populations: youth between the ages of 13-25, who are affected by significant risk factors such as loss of family, poverty, substance misuse and mental health. These youth need support to navigate the social systems to find ways to meet their basic needs of food, education and shelter. The programs and services offered by Living Rock Ministries provide a continuum of care for youth and their children, while offering opportunities for personal development, life-skills and employment training.

For more information about Living Rock Ministries please go to:  www.livingrock.ca/

 
 
 
 
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