VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - WPF 2024-07-08 04:00:00Z 0
The Four Way Test - The Digital Age 2024-05-09 04:00:00Z 0

Rotaract Club Network Event

The Rotaractors crafted a VERY Special Networking Event for the Rotary community and vibrant guests in their 20s and 30s.
Five Members of the Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek attended a fun night of socializing and eventually karaoke at The George Hamilton Restaurant and Brewery.
Although our members didn't win the Rotaract Trivia Contest we did meet and get to know some of the wonderful young Rotaracts who hosted the event for about 40 people.
📅 Date: March 01, 2024 (Friday)
⏰ Time: 7:00 pm Onwards
Elevate your social circle and professional network in an atmosphere tailored for the dynamic community of Rotaractors, Rotarians, and energetic guests buzzing with excitement. But wait, the night doesn't end there! Channel your inner rockstar with karaoke starting at 9 pm.
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Blues and Brews Fundraiser 2024 2024-02-17 05:00:00Z 0

Celt-X 5406 Bishop Ryan Robotics

Feb 09, 2024 12:15 PM
Celt-X 5406 Bishop Ryan Robotics Students
FRC 2024 Season - Crescendo
FRC 2024 Season - Crescendo

The Students from Team Celt-X 5406 - Bishop Ryan Robotics will be joining us via ZOOM to update us on the new season's game challenge and the works of the team since Worlds 2023.

Celt-X 5406 Bishop Ryan Robotics 2024-02-04 05:00:00Z 0
Ground Hog Day - Fun Facts Paul Crossman 2024-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
Clare Dennis - Dora's Dream - Speaker January 19th Paul Crossman 2024-01-15 05:00:00Z 0

Rotary HSC - Cancer Assistance Program Support

Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek is Hands-on in the Community!

The Cancer Assistance Program (CAP) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization offering free services for individuals and families affected by cancer, living in the greater region of Hamilton and surrounding communities.

The Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek has been a long-time supporter of this vital service and this year we leveraged our access to a Rotary 7090 District Grant that allowed us to help supply CAP with some much-needed essentials!

Rotary HSC - Cancer Assistance Program Support 2023-12-20 05:00:00Z 0
The Four Way Test Paul Crossman 2023-12-11 05:00:00Z 0

2023 Santa Claus Parade

Santa Claus Has Come to Town

and Rotarians Marshalled the Way!

Members of the Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek donned their Neon Vests to help organize and corral the floats for the Annual Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade on Saturday December 2nd.
Tasked with keeping the show on the road the Rotarians herded the floats, marching bands, community groups. elves and more than one Shriner Car into place and along the parade route with smiles and laughter all morning long.
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2023 Purse Project 2023-12-03 05:00:00Z 0

HMCS Harry DeWolf has come to town and brought The Grey Cup with them.

At our meeting on Friday, 17 Nov 2023, at 7:30 a.m. at pa•ne & co, Commander Guillaume Côté, the Commanding Officer of the HMCS Harry DeWolf along with other members of his crew presented to our club about serving on the HMCS Harry DeWolf one of Canada’s newest naval ships is all about. This was a special presentation unique to our club as no other Rotary Club in District 7090 has been fortunate enough to host a presentation directly from the crew of the HMCS Harry DeWolf  let alone the Commanding Officer! 
A man stands on a ship with his arms folded across his chest
HMCS Harry DeWolf has come to town and brought The Grey Cup with them. Rick Bialachowski 2023-11-10 05:00:00Z 0


At our Friday, November 10th meeting we had a guest speaker:


Chief Warrant Officer Gerry Fraser CD 

Gerry had a wonderful presentation titled "The Life of a Canadian Solider".   He walked us through his career, from enlisting, training, soldiering, leading, commanding, going from regular armed forces to reserves, and eventually retirement.  He briefly mentioned the highlights and low tides of his time serving our country.  A very timely presentation.  It does not seem enough to just say "Thank You for Your Service" to the wonderful men and women who step up and serve in our Canadian Military.  Peace Keepers here and afar.  They do our flag proud. 

King Street Clean Up Fall '23

The Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek gets together every Fall and Spring to Sweep the Streets in downtown Stoney Creek.

We had a wonderful turnout on Sunday, November 5th making sure the sidewalks and street were clean for the Remembrance Day March to the Cenotypth on November 11th.  

King Street Clean Up Fall '23 2023-10-31 04:00:00Z 0

Julie Strobbe - Decluttering your life!

Julie Stobbe is the owner of Mind over Clutter Professional Organizing and Coaching Services. She is a Gold Leaf member of Professional Organizers in Canada. Julie virtually organizes almost anything bringing organization to offices and happiness to homes. Getting people organized is important to Julie because she sees how disorganization can cause stress, anxiety and overwhelm people.  For 17 years, Julie has been helping clients remove  distracting clutter, develop routines and systems and manage their time.   She guides, mentors and keep them accountable so they can meet their organizing goals and find solutions that suit their personality and lifestyle.

Julie Strobbe - Decluttering your life! Paul Crossman 2023-10-30 04:00:00Z 0

Rocking with Freedom Train at Nickel Brook

Let's Show the public that Rotary ROCKS!
Join the Party on September 30th at the NEW location of Nickel Brook's NEW Burlington tap room (3426 Mainway) for THE Oktoberfest party, with all proceeds going to the Children's Aid Foundation of Halton!
Join Rockin' Rotarian Tina and Freedom Train for a cause that is near and dear!
Rocking with Freedom Train at Nickel Brook Paul Crossman 2023-09-24 04:00:00Z 0

Smilezone Foundation Meeting September 8th

imageTammy Villeneuve, CFRE is the Director of Fund Development at the Smilezone Foundation. Smilezone Foundation is a non-profit organization that transforms, renovates, and enhances pediatric health care settings across Canada at no charge to the facilities creating ‘Smilezones’ for the children and families utilizing the spaces for medical appointments and treatments. Renovations and transformations include, but are not limited to, new paint, unique and empowering murals, video games/gamification, sensory equipment, storage, cabinetry, etc. based on the needs of each individual facility – no two ‘Smilezones’ are the same. ‘Smilezones’ can transform patient care rooms, treatment rooms such as pediatric chemotherapy rooms, waiting rooms, exercise and activity rooms, etc. and can be installed in any hospital, rehabilitation centre, autism centre, or mental health facility.  

Join Us on September 8th at The Stoney Creek Legion for our 12:15pm meeting.  PLEASE RSVP to Dan at Treasurer@RotaryHSC.org
Smilezone Foundation Meeting September 8th 2023-09-04 04:00:00Z 0


Thank you, thank you, thank you from The Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek to all our exceptional Corporate Partners, Rotarians, family, friends, volunteers, suppliers and of course, customers; all of whom contributed to another successful Winona Peach Festival weekend.
We depend on everyone and very much appreciate all the support for our largest annual fundraiser which allows our Club to give back to our wonderful Community.
THANK YOU!!!! 2023-08-29 04:00:00Z 0

The Peaches are on the Move 2023

The FRESH Peaches for our Peaches and Ice Cream Crepes are on the Move!
Andy Brown and the Puddicombe Peaches 
Andy Brown was loading up our fresh off-the-vine Peaches at Puddicombe Estate Frame Winery and Cider first thing this morning!

They cannot get any Fresher or Local than the Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek Peaches!

The Peaches are on the Move 2023 2023-08-21 04:00:00Z 0

President 2023-2024


A message from Norbert Augustine 2023-2024 President of  The Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek.

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Hamilton-Stoney Creek and to our website.  We look forward to returning to our normal post pandemic activities. We will continue to enjoy fellowship of Rotary and contribute to our local and international community through hands-on and fundraising projects.
If you are a member of this club, I would like to thank you for the confidence and trust you have given me to represent our club. If you are not a member yet, I would like to invite you to one of our meetings as my guest and find out more about our club in person. Please contact me either through the e-mail  President@RotaryHSC.org or text / call to 416-409-0041.
President 2023-2024 Norbert Augustine 2023-07-09 04:00:00Z 0
Myra James - Paul Harris Fellow Multi Award Receipent Paul Crossman 2023-07-07 04:00:00Z 0

New Year, New R.I. President

We gathered this morning's meeting of The Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek held at Pa-Ne & Co. to watch and discuss this year's Rotary International Theme announcement by the New Rotary International President for 2023-2024 Gordon R. McInally.  Gordon R. McInally, is a member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, Lothian, Scotland, 
Rotary International President-elect Announces 2023-24 Theme | Rotary Club  of Duluth Harbortown
Gordon is asking us all to "Create Hope in the World!"
New Year, New R.I. President 2023-07-07 04:00:00Z 0

New 7090 District Governor of Rotary International 

As we bid farewell to a year of memorable achievements under the dedicated leadership of outgoing District Governor, Lisa Bishop, we eagerly anticipate the dawn of a new chapter in our Rotary journey.
Today, we have the pleasure of welcoming our new Rotary International District 7090 Governor, Scott Marcin. As DG Scott embarks on his term of service, we would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to PDG Lisa for her excellent leadership and remarkable contributions during her tenure. Her dedication and effort have significantly empowered our district and enriched our collective efforts.
New 7090 District Governor of Rotary International 2023-07-02 04:00:00Z 0
Rick Bialachowski - H.M.C.S. Haida 2023-05-23 04:00:00Z 0

John B Whitman


John Whitman had a wonderful and far-reaching presentation on the languages of the North American 1st Nations and how they are working to restore the lost knowledge caused by the systemic way that it was suppressed due to the colonization of North America.  This was a great topic for our 7:30 am early morning meeting at PaNe & Company.  We invite the general public that have an interest in our guest speaker to come out and find out more about all the good that Rotary does in the local community. 


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King Street Spring Cleanup 2023 2023-05-07 04:00:00Z 0 #RotaryHSC,Hamilton,Stoney Creek,Tagthespirit,blatchy65,downtownstoneycreek,rotary7090,sarja1216,stoneycreekchamber
Rotary Blues and Brews Fundraiser Paul Crossman 2023-03-25 04:00:00Z 0
Angie Sandow Paul Crossman 2023-01-24 05:00:00Z 0

Jeff NG - Gore Park Community Outreach

Last Saturday was our last day of service for 2022 as we completed our 97th consecutive week of serving at Gore Park .  It was somewhat cool with light breeze coming from the Southwest.  The rain stopped while we were serving and the atmosphere was festive with many happy faces.  As we celebrated the end of 2022 and welcome 2023, we are very grateful to all our volunteers, partners and donors for making the lives of many others a little better.  THANK YOU!

Our sincere thanks to our friends from Sew on Fire for the donation care packages and for coming to help us distribute this wonderful year end gift!

You don’t have to be perfect to help people.  All you have to be is real” an inspiring quote from Trent Shelton.

A senior guest handed me a belated Christmas card to share with all the volunteers and donors.  I had it translated as follows:


Jeff NG - Gore Park Community Outreach Paul Crossman 2023-01-04 05:00:00Z 0

Coldest Night of the Year 2023 Fundraiser 

The Coldest Night of the Year fundraiser was on February 25th, 2023 and the Members of The Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek joined forces with Team Meridian - Stoney Creek to support the Hamilton Mountain N2N Neighbour to Neighbour organization.
Please Click HERE to donate on our behalf
Coldest Night of the Year 2023 Fundraiser Paul Crossman 2022-12-30 05:00:00Z 0

Santa Claus Parade - Stoney Creek 2022

The members of the Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek volunteered at the Stoney Creek Santa Claus Parade on December 3rd.
The weather wasn't great but the excitement on the faces of all those participating and watching was amazing to see.
Thanks to all the Rotarians who came out to help make sure the parade was a success after a long break due to COVID. Without the help of all of you who volunteered, this year's parade may not have been possible.
Santa Claus Parade - Stoney Creek 2022 2022-12-07 05:00:00Z 0

King Street Fall Clean Up 2022

Every spring and fall members of the Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek put on their 'People of Action' vests and walk Stoney Creek's King Street from The Cenotaph Park to Battlefield Park picking up garbage and cleaning up our neighborhood.  
King Street Fall Clean Up 2022 2022-12-07 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary Supports Hamilton Food Share 2022 2022-12-07 05:00:00Z 0
Seasonal Celebration December 2022 2022-12-06 05:00:00Z 0

Vincent Kuber November 25th Speaker

Our Friday November 25th in person lunch meeting was held at the Stoney Creek Legion upper board room B.
Our Guest Speaker was Vincent Kuber from the Steel Town Athletic Club.
He discussed his Covid Running Groups and how they have continued to grow.
He then talked about how he has developed House League and Rep Basketball teams at no cost to the individual players living in the Red Zomes in the Hamilton Area.
They are having some very impressive results with scouts coming out to watch the talent and some being offered scholarships that would have been out of their reach.
they are working with Empowerment Square and hope to expand into other areas of Hamilton and possibly launching a Soccer/Football program in the future.
Vincent Kuber training Black, Indigenous, People of Colour athletes for  success - The Caribbean Camera
Vincent Kuber November 25th Speaker Paul Crossman 2022-11-17 05:00:00Z 0
Food for Life - Laura Hickerson 2022-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Wine Elimination Game Dec '22 2022-10-25 04:00:00Z 0

Halloween Silent Auction Gala 2022

The Rotary Club of  Hamilton Stoney Creek

with Event Title Sponsor  

Hosted our  Annual Silent Auction Gala Event.

It was a wonderful evening with over 50 auction items, a Wine and Wine Fridge Draw, and numerous games to try your luck at.
The annual fundraiser helps The Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek to continue to fund many great organizations and causes in the local area.
Halloween Silent Auction Gala 2022 2022-09-26 04:00:00Z 0

Orchard Park's OP Robotics - Team 2056  Season Recap

Our Friday Morning Zoom Meeting on June 17th guest speakers were Kris Mouzakitis, Emily Kotyk, Ian Morse, all Grade 11 students from Orchard Park High School in Stoney Creek Ontario. Joining them was long-time Team 2056 mentor Stan Hunter from OP Robotics.  Guests and members were given an update on the activities of the team over the last few years. 
Orchard Park's OP Robotics - Team 2056 Season Recap 2022-06-17 04:00:00Z 0 FIRSTinspires,FirstRoboticsCanada,OMGRobots,OPRobotics,RotaryHSC,TagTheSpirit,Team 2056
Leo Johnson - Empowerment Squared 2022-06-03 04:00:00Z 0 Hamilton,Liberia,RotaryHSC,Stoney Creek,Tagthespirit,empowermentsquared
The Monarch Butterfly - Tina Blatchford 2022-05-27 04:00:00Z 0 Butteryfly,Hamilton,Monarch,RotaryHSC,Stoney Creek,Tina Blatchford,caterpiller,larva,lepidopterist,milkweed,tagthespirit
Coldest Night of the Year 2022 Paul Crossman 2022-02-26 05:00:00Z 0
Orchard Park Robotics FRC-2056 2022 Season Paul Crossman 2022-02-24 05:00:00Z 0
The Wine Elimination Game 2022 2022-02-18 05:00:00Z 0

Holiday Gala 2021

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The Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek held its 2021 Holiday Gala at the Powerhouse Restaurant in Stoney Creek.  A good time was had by all.
Holiday Gala 2021 Tom Peddle 2021-12-16 05:00:00Z 0

The Wine Elimination Raffle 2021

The Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek Held an ONLINE Wine Elimination Raffle over a 5 night period.
The event was a great success and many participants were requesting another round in the near future.
People from all over tuned in on Zoom and Watched the Facebook Live Event from Binbrook Ontario.
Each night dozens of names were drawn and eliminated from the game but as long as one team member was still in the barrel there was a chance...
Finally, they were down to a few remaining numbers until the Grand Winning Teams and runner-ups were picked.
The plans have been made to host a second game in March of 2022.
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King Street Clean Up Martina Bainbridge 2021-11-08 05:00:00Z 0
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Proud Supporter of Hamilton Food Share

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Generous neighbours like the Rotary Club of Hamilton Stoney Creek helped Hamilton Food Share raise 4.4 million pounds of nutritious food for food banks and hot meal programs across the city. Please view the recent Youtube Video sent to us from Joanne Santucci, CEO

Proud Supporter of Hamilton Food Share Martina Bainbridge 2021-07-05 04:00:00Z 0

Stoney Creek Community Food Bank

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On Wednesday June 30, 2021 Rotarian Michael Dunne is pleased to present a cheque from the Rotary Club of Stoney Creek to the Stoney Creek Community Food Bank with volunteers Shirley Vandenberg, Katherine Issac, Judi Hincks and Helen Gibson there to receive it.
Stoney Creek Community Food Bank Tom Peddle 2021-06-30 04:00:00Z 0
Orchard Park Robotics Team 2056 Tom Peddle 2021-05-18 04:00:00Z 0
58th Hamilton (Riverdale) Cub Scouts Tom Peddle 2021-05-11 04:00:00Z 0
Soles4Souls July 26th Meeting Speaker Tom Peddle 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Stoney Creek Community Food Bank Tom Peddle 2021-04-01 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Online Trivia

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Rotary Club of Wiarton hosted Online Trivia Night in Support of WES For Youth Online on Saturday March 20, 2021.  The Rotary Clubs of Hamilton East Wentworth and Stoney Creek were both well represented.

Rotary Online Trivia Tom Peddle 2021-03-20 04:00:00Z 0
Ed Crichton, Honorary Rotarian Tom Peddle 2021-02-11 05:00:00Z 0

Liberty for Youth

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So proud to partner with our friends Frederick and Rebecca at Liberty for Youth here with Rotarian Olivia! President Tom acting as photographer!
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Gleaning Grapes

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Rotarians in Action picking grapes at Club member Norbert’s vineyard to donate to Food for Life.
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Jack Parent Reading Program

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Neighbour to Neighbour Jack Parent Reading Program

The Rotary Club of Stoney Creek's Martina Bainbridge, Tom Peddle and Ralph Button present the first of three cheques to Deban Brunette of Neighbour to Neighbour at their 28 Athens Street office in Hamilton.

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Welcome to Our Newest Member....Art Dyck

President Martina Bainbridge welcomes Art Dyck
This past Friday we welcomed Stoney Creek's newest Rotarian, Art Dyck.
Art has been an active member of the Hamilton business community for many years. He is a Benefit and Small Business Specialist with Harvard Risk Management. 
Art has been actively "trying out" our Rotary Club as a winner of a trial membership, drawn at our Paul Harris Fellow Award Night in honour of Police Chief Glen DeCaire this past winter. When his trial membership came to an end, Art knew he wanted to become a permanent member of our club.
Art got his first true taste of "service above self" at our recent Peach Festival perogie and peach crepe booth. His enthusiasm and commitment to help where ever needed was obvious.
We are looking forward to having Art's smiling face out each Friday morning and welcome him to our Rotary of Stoney Creek family.
Welcome to Our Newest Member....Art Dyck Phil Shames 2014-09-07 00:00:00Z 0

The Syrian Polio Endemic - An Outbreak of Polio

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Feb 09, 2014
Syria is currently experiencing a new outbreak of polio in its children. The World Health Organization has declared a polio emergency. After being free of the crippling disease for more than a decade, Syria recorded 10 confirmed cases of polio in October. While much of the world has seen progress in the last 10 years, the outbreak in Syria could cause some of those gains to be wiped out.



There's an article coming out in the February 20 edition of The New York Review of Books discussing the recent polio outbreak in Syria and what it means. 

Syria’s Polio Epidemic: The Suppressed Truth. One way to measure the horrific suffering of Syria’s increasingly violent war is through the experience of Syrian children. More than one million children are now refugees. At least 11,500 have been killed because of the armed conflict,1 well over half of these because of the direct bombing of schools, homes, and health centers, and roughly 1,500 have been executed, shot by snipers or tortured to death. At least 128 were killed in the chemical massacre in August.

In the midst of all this violence, it is easy to miss the health catastrophe that has also struck Syrian children, who must cope with war trauma, malnutrition, and stunted growth alongside collapsing sanitation and living conditions. Syria has become a cauldron of once-rare infectious diseases, with hundreds of cases of measles each month and outbreaks of typhoid, hepatitis, and dysentery. Tuberculosis, diphtheria, and whooping cough are all on the rise. Upward of 100,000 children are stigmatized by leishmaniasis, a hideous parasitic skin disease that flourishes in war. Many of these diseases have already traveled beyond Syria’s borders, carried by millions of refugees. Five million more children have been forced out of their homes but are still living within Syria, increasingly vulnerable to early marriage, trafficking, and recruitment as child soldiers.

And now polio is back. Since May, Syrian doctors and international public health agencies have documented more than ninety cases of polio in seven of Syria’s fourteen administrative districts, or governorates: Deir Ezzor, Aleppo, Idlib, Hama, Damascus, al-Hasakeh, and Ar-Raqqa. At an average age of just under two, most victims are—or used to be—literally toddlers. Few were fully vaccinated. None has had treatment to prevent paralysis from becoming permanent. All are from areas long opposed to the Assad regime, which reflects the political dimension of the outbreak. Not a single case has occurred in territory controlled by the government.

To read the entire article, click here: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/feb/20/syrias-polio-epidemic-suppressed-truth/?pagination=false

The Syrian Polio Endemic - An Outbreak of Polio Bartholomew Huizinga 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z 0

India Celebrates 3 Years Without Polio

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Jan 31, 2014
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Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011.

To mark this historic triumph -- reached after a decades-long battle against polio -- Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."


"India is polio free" (written in Hindi) illuminates Jodhpur Sojati Gate in Rajasthan, India. 

 Photo Credit: Courtesy of the India PolioPlus Committee


India Celebrates 3 Years Without Polio Bartholomew Huizinga 2014-02-01 00:00:00Z 0

It's National Hug Day!!

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Jan 20, 2014

It's national hug day, so why not give somebody a hug and a compliment!

This according to Wikipedia:

National Hug Day or National Hugging Day is an annual unofficial event devised by Rev. Kevin Zaborney now residing in Caro, Michigan USA. It occurs on January 21 but is not a public holiday. The day was launched on January 21, 1986 in Clio, Michigan, USA. There are reports of it being marked in some other countries. The idea of National Hug Day is to encourage everyone to hug family and friends more often. Zaborney cautions to ask first if one is unsure of the response. Whether you hug a family member or a friend or a stranger, the mental and physical health benefits are the same.

It's National Hug Day!! Bartholomew Huizinga 2014-01-21 00:00:00Z 0

Who was Paul Harris?

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Jan 19, 2014

In the fall of 1900, Paul P. Harris met fellow attorney Bob Frank for dinner on the north side of Chicago. They walked around the area, stopping at shops along the way. Harris was impressed that Frank was friendly with many of the shopkeepers.

Harris had not seen this kind of camaraderie among businessmen since moving to Chicago in 1896. He wondered if there was a way to channel it because it reminded him of growing up in Wallingford, Vermont. Harris eventually persuaded local businessmen to join him in a club for community and fellowship. His vision laid the foundation for Rotary.

“The thought persisted that I was experiencing only what had happened to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of others in the great city … I was sure that there must be many other young men who had come from farms and small villages to establish themselves in Chicago ... Why not bring them together? If others were longing for fellowship as I was, something would come of it.”

Who was Paul Harris? Bartholomew Huizinga 2014-01-20 00:00:00Z 0

10 Million Charity Miles Giveaway

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Dec 21, 2013

Help Rotary International win 10,000 flight miles in the United Airlines mile giveaway contest. As of December 22, Rotary International was in second place, and is only behind by less than 200 votes. Vote online today, and every day, until December 31, and help further the work of Rotary. To vote: http://www.10millioncharitymiles.com/



10 Million Charity Miles Giveaway Bartholomew Huizinga 2013-12-22 00:00:00Z 0

Stoney Creek Rotary Donates $1000 to Food Bank

Posted by Phil Shames on Dec 05, 2013

President Norm Watson presents a cheque for $1000 to Stoney Creek Food Bank Chair Wilf Rogers and his wife Susan to help those in need.Image

The Rotary Club of Stoney Creek were proud to host Stoney Creek Food Bank Chair Wilf Rogers and his wife Susan at our breakfast meeting. Our club presented a donation of $1000 to help those in need through the Holiday season and beyond.

Wilf and Susan, along with a dedicated group of volunteers work tirelessly to make sure people in our community do not go hungry. the Stoney Creek Food Bank expects to distribute about 300 Christmas boxes this year.

Wilf told our members that the Food Bank saw 138 new clients between January and October.

In addition to food, the Stoney Creek Food Bank provides toys, games, books, and personal items to children and families. 

The need in Stoney Creek continues to be great and The Stoney Creek Rotary Club is pleased we could help support the Food Bank again this year.

Stoney Creek Rotary Donates $1000 to Food Bank Phil Shames 2013-12-06 00:00:00Z 0

Happy Universal Children's Day! (November 20)

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Nov 18, 2013
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Apparently November is full of international days that are focused on some of The Rotary Foundation's Key Areas of Focus: Maternal and Children's Health and Supporting Education. 


On 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It recommended that the Day was to be observed also as a day of activity devoted to promoting the ideals and objectives of the Charter and the welfare of the children of the world. The Assembly suggested to governments that the Day be observed on the date and in the way which each considers appropriate. The date 20 November, marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.

The Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) passes 10 principals that every country should follow:

  1. The child shall enjoy all the rights set forth in this Declaration. Every child, without any exception whatsoever, shall be entitled to these rights, without distinction or discrimination on account of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, whether of himself or of his family.
  2. The child shall enjoy special protection, and shall be given opportunities and facilities, by law and by other means, to enable him to develop physically, mentally, morally, spiritually and socially in a healthy and normal manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity. In the enactment of laws for this purpose, the best interests of the child shall be the paramount consideration.
  3. The child shall be entitled from his birth to a name and a nationality.
  4. The child shall enjoy the benefits of social security. He shall be entitled to grow and develop in health; to this end, special care and protection shall be provided both to him and to his mother, including adequate pre-natal and post-natal care. The child shall have the right to adequate nutrition, housing, recreation and medical services.
  5. The child who is physically, mentally or socially handicapped shall be given the special treatment, education and care required by his particular condition.
  6. The child, for the full and harmonious development of his personality, needs love and understanding. He shall, wherever possible, grow up in the care and under the responsibility of his parents, and, in any case, in an atmosphere of affection and of moral and material security; a child of tender years shall not, save in exceptional circumstances, be separated from his mother. Society and the public authorities shall have the duty to extend particular care to children without a family and to those without adequate means of support. Payment of State and other assistance towards the maintenance of children of large families is desirable.
  7. The child is entitled to receive education, which shall be free and compulsory, at least in the elementary stages. He shall be given an education which will promote his general culture and enable him, on a basis of equal opportunity, to develop his abilities, his individual judgement, and his sense of moral and social responsibility, and to become a useful member of society.
    The best interests of the child shall be the guiding principle of those responsible for his education and guidance; that responsibility lies in the first place with his parents.
    The child shall have full opportunity for play and recreation, which should be directed to the same purposes as education; society and the public authorities shall endeavour to promote the enjoyment of this right.
  8. The child shall in all circumstances be among the first to receive protection and relief.
  9. The child shall be protected against all forms of neglect, cruelty and exploitation. He shall not be the subject of traffic, in any form.
    The child shall not be admitted to employment before an appropriate minimum age; he shall in no case be caused or permitted to engage in any occupation or employment which would prejudice his health or education, or interfere with his physical, mental or moral development.
  10. The child shall be protected from practices which may foster racial, religious and any other form of discrimination. He shall be brought up in a spirit of understanding, tolerance, friendship among peoples, peace and universal brotherhood, and in full consciousness that his energy and talents should be devoted to the service of his fellow men.


Two of The Rotary Foundation's Key Areas of Focus:



At least 7 million children under the age of five die each year due to malnutrition, poor health care, and inadequate sanitation. To help reduce this rate, we provide immunizations and antibiotics to babies, improve access to essential medical services, and support trained health care providers for mothers and their children. Our projects ensure sustainability by empowering the local community to take ownership of health care training programs.



Sixty-seven million children worldwide have no access to education and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.

To find out what Rotary is doing in these areas of focus, visit www.rotary.org.


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Happy World Toilet Day! (November 19)

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One of The Rotary Foundation's (TRF) key areas of focus is Water and Sanitation. Within this area, TRF enables Rotarians to ensure that people have sustainable access to water and sanitation by:

  • Providing equitable community access to safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene;
  • Strengthening the ability of communities to develop, fund, and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems;
  • Supporting programs that enhance communities' awareness of the benefits of safe water, sanitation and hygiene;
  • Supporting studies for career-minded professionals related to water and sanitation.

The Rotary Club of Stoney Creek is committed to promoting sanitation and hygiene through support of Connecting Countries, Adopt-a-School (http://connectingcountries.net/), which provides safe and sanitary latrines for schools in Kenya. It should be noted though, that there are many other fantastic organizations as well doing good work in this area. Corrine Schuster-Wallace posted a great article today in Raise The Hammer highlighting an innovative future of sanitation. While not a Rotary project, is an excellent example of sustainability when it comes to water and sanitation.




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The Christmas Show 2nd Annual Hats & Mittens Drive!

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Oct 31, 2013
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The Rotary Club of Stoney Creek is pleased to present the second annual Hats & Mittens Drive! November 15, 2013 at 12:00PM until November 17, 2013 at 05:00PM

For the second year in a row the Christmas Show will be conducting their annual Hat & Mitten Drive! This year we hope to fill up Santa's Sleigh with brand new hats and mittens!

Bring in a new hat and/or mitten set* to donate to a local charity this holiday season and be automatically entered to WIN one of these amazing prizes:

  • One of six $100 Gift Certificate to the Samko & Mike Toy and Book Warehouse Sale
  • A private Cheese & Wine Tour for two valued at $226.00 courtesy of Hidden Gem Tours
  • Tickets to the Shen Yun Performing Arts Centre

* Please bring New Hats and Mittens that have tags attached

For more information, http://www.thechristmasshow.net/

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Fall Road Clean Up

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Oct 19, 2013

Our semi-annual Fall Road Cleanup on October 20 was a smashing success!! As always, we spent an hour on a Sunday morning cleaning up King St between Centennial Parkway and Queenston Rd, getting a healthy dose of exercise while we were at it. Wearing our bright and shining yellow Rotary vests, we continue to get positive feedback from members of the community as they drive by. To participate in the spring, stay tuned for more information. The spring road cleanup will take place during April 2014.

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Winona Peach Festival

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Aug 29, 2013
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This year we were at the Winona Peach Festival again and the weather was gorgeous! Serving perogies, peach crepes and frozen yogurt, we raised over $14,000 for our community. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us. See you again next year!Image

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THANK YOU: Hunger Awareness Week

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on May 12, 2013
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Dear Friends,

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Stoney Creek, we would like to thank you for making both Impact Day and Hunger Awareness Week successful events that make a tangible difference in our community. Through the money we raised, we are able to continue to fund some of our local projects which improve our community and the life of its residents.

The food we collected through Hunger Awareness Week went straight to the Stoney Creek Community Food Bank. The Food Bank’s supplies are running low as all of the Christmas donations are running out, and the food drive provided a much needed boost to their food stocks. If you were not able to contribute during Hunger Awareness Week, we would like to urge you to consider making a donation as hunger is an issue all year round.

Without you we would not be able to make such an impact.

The Rotary Club of Stoney Creek

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Thank You: Ontario Dental Education Institute

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on May 09, 2013
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Today we picked up the first batch of food collected during Hunger Awareness Week in support of the Stoney Creek Community Food Bank thanks to the students at the Ontario Dental Education Institute in Ancaster. The school of 32 students collected 4 overflowing boxes of food for our community. 

The student council adopted a creative approach to collecting food this year. During Hunger Awareness Week, students who brought a non-perishable food item could wear casual clothing for the day instead of their school uniforms. This resulted in 100% participation and a huge community impact!

Thank you to all of the students at the Ontario Dental Education Institute for such an amazing contribution!


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Hunger Awareness Week Food Pickups

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on May 08, 2013
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For everyone who is collecting food during Hunger Awareness Week for the Stoney Creek Community Food Bank, we will be coming by on Monday morning to pick up all of the food items (and books if you chose to collect those as well). The Stoney Creek Community Food Bank is very low on food supplies, so they are looking forward to the food donations everyone is collecting.

If you have any questions, we can be reached at info@impactday.ca or by submitting feedback through our contact page: http://www.impactday.ca/en/?page_id=281

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Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on May 05, 2013
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This week is Hunger Awareness Week! Help us fight hunger in our community by dropping off a non-perishable food item at any one of the participating businesses in Stoney Creek. 

For more information or to find a drop-off locations, visit www.impactday.ca

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May Meetings Update

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on May 04, 2013
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We're in the middle of planning our May Club Meetings. Here is what we have so far:

  • Friday May 3 - Randy Clare & Impact Day Status update as well as last minute updates for Impact Day, Saturday May 4 from 9am - 1pm.
  • Friday May 10 - Madiha Khan

  • Friday May 17 - Club Assembly

  • Friday May 24 - Karen Oaks - The Rotary Foundation

  • Friday May 31 - Dan Holstein

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Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on May 03, 2013
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Congratulations to T. Collura of Dundas, ON for winning the 2012 Harley Davidson Switchback! All of the proceeds from the draw are used to support local, community projects in Stoney Creek.

We appreciate all of the support we have received from those who bought tickets and we are very much looking forward to doing this again next year. The 2013-2014 raffle will feature a brand new 2013 Harley Davidson Softtail motorcycle. Stay tuned for more details.

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Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on May 03, 2013
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Today is your last chance to get tickets for our Harley Draw. The draw will be held at 1pm sharp so come and visit us at FirstOntario Credit Union on Hwy 8 your tickets! 


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Next Saturday May 4 is Impact Day

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Apr 26, 2013
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Next week Saturday, May 4, 2013 is Impact Day. Come on out, have a beavertail, and get your paper shredded, your electronics recycled, or make a food and/or book donation. We'll be at FirstOntario Credit Union on Highway 8 in Stoney Creek from 9am to 1pm where we will draw the winning ticket for our Harley Raffle. Come and watch the draw live to see if you've won!

For more information visit www.impactday.ca

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paradigmSHIFT: Charity

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Apr 25, 2013
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The way we think about charity is dead wrong, says Dan Pallotta. In his engaging, thought provoking, and rational analysis of North American charities, Pallotta lays out how we need to think differently about the way charities operate if we really want to address global social issues that are massive in scale.

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Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Apr 14, 2013
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Polio cases have declined rapidly since 1985, but the fight isn't over. Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease, and for as little as US$0.60, a child can be protected against the virus for life. If we don't finish the fight right now, more than 10 million children under the age of five could be paralyzed by polio in the next 40 years.

The fight to end polio was first taken up by Rotary clubs in 1979. Since then, we have made tremendous progress, and there is reason for optimism that polio can be eliminated within our lifetime. For a brief and interesting timeline, click more...



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New Locations Added for Hunger Awareness Week

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Apr 08, 2013
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We have just posted our first batch of locations for Hunger Awareness Week! There are more coming, so check back again to find the location closest to you! Some businesses are offering promotions and savings for you because by donating food at their location, you’re showing that you care! For a complete list of locations, visit our location map.

Below are a list of locations as of 4/9/13:

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Posters are Springing Up for Impact Day

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Apr 05, 2013
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Everyone is about to start seeing posters spring up around town for Impact Day, such as this one seen at both the Starbucks on Hwy 8 near Millen and in Heritage Green. Keep your eyes open as there are more than 50 businesses around Stoney Creek participating.

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Rotary International Recognized by Global Humanitarian Charity ShelterBox

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Apr 02, 2013
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Rotary International Recognized by Global Humanitarian Charity ShelterBox, which provides humanitarian aid and other supplies to help families rebuild their lives after a disaster.

Extracted from: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/4/prweb10593177.htm

During its 2013 Humanitarian Awards, international humanitarian relief organization, ShelterBox USArecognized Rotary International for its outstanding commitment to disaster survivors around the world through partnership with ShelterBox.

ShelterBox provides humanitarian aid—emergency tented shelter and other supplies, such as stoves, blankets and water filtration systems, among other tools to help families rebuild their lives after losing their homes and possessions following a disaster such as earthquake, volcano, flood, hurricane, cyclone, tsunami or conflict.

“For more than 100 years, Rotary has provided Rotarians with the opportunity to provide service in their communities, and through connections with Rotary clubs in other countries, many make a global impact,” Rotary International Division Manager, Sharon Cyr, said.

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The Rotary Foundation

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Mar 27, 2013
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Did you know that Rotary International has a foundation that provides resources and grants for local, regional and international projects? The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. The Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely by voluntary contributions from Rotarians and friends of the Foundation who share its vision of a better world.

The Rotary Club of Stoney Creek also has a charitable fund (The Rotary Club of Stoney Creek Fund) which you can donate to and receive a tax receipt. All money raised by the foundation is used to further the mission of Rotary and make a difference in our community.

For more information about the Rotary Foundation, visit: http://www.rotary.org/EN/ABOUTUS/THEROTARYFOUNDATION/Pages/ridefault.aspx

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PETS 2 (Yes, Rotary likes their acronyms...)

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Mar 24, 2013
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Last weekend was PETS 2 (President Elect Training Seminar), part 2 of 2 of Rotary's leadership training weekend. While I'm not going to be club president next year, it was an excellent experience that is highly recommended for incoming club presidents. Besides highlighting skills like conflict resolution, effective club meetings, membership and energizing your club, it's a great time meeting other president-elects from neighbouring clubs.

Keynote speakers included David Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Stephanie Urchick, Trustee of the Rotary Foundation. Both were speaking of the power of Rotary as an international organization to create change in the world. With 1.2 million members world-wide, Rotary International is the largest service club and networking organization in the world. For more information, visit www.rotary.org.

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No Meeting March 29 (Good Friday)

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Mar 21, 2013
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There will be no meeting on Friday March 29, 2013 as it is Good Friday. Our regular Friday morning meetings will resume Friday April 5, 2013 at 7:30 AM.

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International Spring Motorcycle Show (Toronto)

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Mar 16, 2013
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What better place to sell Harley Davidson raffle tickets and talk about Rotary than at the International Spring Motorcycle show? We are there all weekend (March 16 and 17), so if you are in the neighbourhood and like bikes, come say "Hi".

The traffic was very busy around the booth yesterday and we can expect more of the same today since it is nice and chilly outside! There are only 3,500 tickets altogether and we're on our way to selling out , so get your tickets while they're hot!

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Hunger Awareness Week (May 6 - 10)

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Mar 14, 2013
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This year we are launching our first ever Hunger Awareness Week Food Drive in support of the Stoney Creek Community Food Bank.

In order to maximize our collective impact and raise as much food as possible, we are looking for retailers and small businesses to partner with us by allowing their customers to drop off non-perishable food items at their place of business. There is no cost to you; we’re just looking for local businesses where customers can drop off non-perishable food items. We would love to have as many of our fellow chamber members be part of this event as we continue to find ways to build up our community.

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Friday March 15 -- Offsite Meeting

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This morning we met at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 285 Nash Rd N in Stoney Creek. We had our usual breakfast and heard a presentation from Habitat for Humanity Hamilton CEO Bob McConky and toured the facilities where they have been since 2006.

For more information on Habitat for Humanity Hamilton's Restore or how to become involved, visit habitathamilton.ca

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Rotary at the Ideal Home Show

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Mar 02, 2013
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The Rotary Club of Stoney Creek was at the Ideal Home Show in Hamilton this weekend selling tickets for our 2012 Harley Davidson Switchback.

Look for us next at the Toronto International Spring Motorcycle Show March 16th and 17th. 

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Rotary Club of Stoney Creek and the Christmas Show Support Local Charities

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Feb 08, 2013

The Rotary Club of Stoney Creek and The Christmas Show teamed up this past November to help support local charities in their efforts to keep those in need warm this winter.

During The Christmas Show, November 23 -25th, the operators of the show Premier Consumer Shows were offering a discount on the admission price with the donation of hats, scarves and gloves or mittens.  Over the course of the three days, Show manager’s Greg Davies and Karen Halstead presented the Rotary Club of Stoney Creek with 5 boxes of warm winter wear to be distributed.

The Rotary Club of Stoney Creek was an exhibitor at the show with the 2012 Harley-Davidson Switchback Raffle.  The bike looked excellent on display at this well attended show.

With pride and appreciation these items were presented to the Good Shepherd Centre for distribution to the other groups that they support, Mary’s Place, Martha’s House and the community clothing program through the Good Shepherd Centre.

Thank you to the Christmas Show, Greg and Karen and premier Consumer Shows for their assistance and support for Rotary and the community that we all live and serve in.


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We're at the Central Ontario (Hamilton) Boat Show & Sale

Posted by Bartholomew Huizinga on Jan 31, 2013

We will be at the Central Ontario Boat Show & Sale in Hamilton at the Careport Expo Centre (270 Longwood Rd S. Hamilton, ON, L8P OA6) from February 15 - 18, 2013. 

Find out about how we are making a difference in our community and for your chance to win a 2012 Harley Davidson Switchback motor cycle. Tickets are $20 each and we are only selling 3,500, so this is your best chance to win a Harley right in time for 2013 riding season.

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International Projects

Posted by Nicole Chamberlain on Feb 16, 2012
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The guest speaker for February 17 was Cam Rothwell of the Burlington Central Rotary Club and he was giving an update on the work of the Samaritan Foundation in the Dominican Republic. He was also presented with a cheque from our Club for $1000 to be used for that project.

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Posted by Nicole Chamberlain on Nov 21, 2011


We held this event on Saturday November 5th from 9am-1pm.

Our club will be again be holding a shredding fundraiser so we can continue our good work supporting organizations in our local community and around the world in the new year.  Come back to our site to confirm the exact dates and times.

Bring your boxes to be shredded : FIRST ONTARIO CREDIT UNION, 95 Highway # 8, Stoney Creek (accross from Fortino's)

The cost is $5 per box: CASH or company cheques accepted

For further information contact Norm Watson at 905-662-5959  

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Year End BBQ

Posted by Nicole Chamberlain on Jul 25, 2011
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On June 30, 2011 Bob Martin hosted our Year End BBQ. 
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Rotary & My Giving Moment | Discover What You Have To Give

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This November Governor-General David Johnston, in collaboration with the Rideau Hall Foundation launched My Giving Moment (www.mygivingmoment.ca). The goal of the campaign is to create a more caring Canada. To quote his Excellency:

There are two Latin words on my coat of arms: Contemplare Meliora. In case your Latin is a little rusty, here’s the translation: To envision a better world. Those words are both a source of pride and a challenge to all of us.
They sum up the history of Canada, a place where people have always come together to help one another. They also make us ask ourselves what we are doing today to make our world better. I believe that the key to a smarter, more caring Canada lies in helping more of us discover what we have to give. That’s why I’m delighted to invite you to join My Giving Moment, a campaign that will celebrate and generate the kind of giving that, as Canadians, is in our DNA. Opportunities to give are all around us, every day. We call them “Giving Moments”. They're those special moments when we see someone who needs help, something that needs changing, or other people giving. They’re those moments when we suddenly realize that we can give, too. My Giving Moment will help Canadians seize these moments, and then act upon them. It will help more of us give something, whether big or small, and whether it involves time, skills, or money. Join me in spreading the word about My Giving Moment. Use the website to discover and share your own Giving Moments. Read and share stories from other Canadians about giving. Find out creative ways to increase your community participation or to make a charitable contribution to an organization you had never thought of.  Together, we will inspire one another to achieve great things through giving of all kinds, one moment at a time. We will forge a stronger, more caring nation that innovates by embracing the talents and natural generosity of all its citizens. 
We will do more than just envision a better world. We will create one.
-The Right Honourable David Johnston
If you're looking to do more in your community, consider attending one of our Friday morning Rotary meetings to find out how we're involved in the community, or check out www.mygivingmoment.ca for hundreds of giving ideas. 


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Winona Peach Festival

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Our club participated in the Winona Peach Festival held Friday August 26th, 2011 to Sunday August 28th, 2011.  The weather was great, and we would like to thank all of the volunteers who made this event possible.  The perogies and peach crepes were a big hit!


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