Club News
We are thinking about our fellow #Rotarians throughout the province and all those who are affected by the ever-changing reality due to COVID-19.
"We rise by lifting others."
During this time in our province, we would like to remind everyone to simply, #BeKind Together, we will prevail.
Steadfast Newfoundland and Labrador. #COVID19NL
We are excited to once again Return to In Person Events!!!  We look forward to seeing everyone back for our in person meetings, however there are some protocols in place that each person attending must adhere too.  We want to ensure that everyone's health and safety are at the forefront.
Each Rotarian will receive an email prior to the weekly lunch meeting requesting an RSVP.  We need to have exact number counts in place prior to the meeting.  Please reply to the email letting us know if you are able to attend!
Please review these protocols prior to attending each meeting.
Jack Hynes,  A. Frampton,  Jack Greene,  Reg. Ball,  Rev. Ray Cole,  Desmond Kenny,  T. Baird,  Brother Batstone
Clayton Monk,  Boyd Cohen,  Peter Alaverdy,  Frank Howard,  Mun Ivany,  S.Inder,  Dave Green,  L.Alteen,  George Hutchings,  M. Oldford
Our Rotary Club was originally chartered by 18 men in the town formally known as Grand Falls on February 13th, 1970.  The Rotary club at that time was aptly named after the “Grand Falls” in the area.  Members consisted of men from the Town of Grand Falls and some from the neighbouring town of Windsor.
In 1991 the Town of Grand Falls-Windsor was incorporated with the two towns formally known as Grand Falls and Windsor amalgamated.  At which time to Rotary Club of Grand Falls, continued its tradition and name.
In 2017 our membership felt that the Rotary Club of Grand Falls no longer reflected our diverse membership, nor the growing number of communities we serve.   As Rotary International grows and changes with the times, so to does the grassroots of the international organization; the local Rotary clubs.  Therefore, we changed our name to the Rotary Club of Exploits.  We feel strongly that this name is more inclusive of the citizens, from many neighbouring towns that are part of our ever-growing club membership and we hope that this name also encourages more individuals from the central region of Newfoundland to learn more about our club, what we do and how they can get involved.

February 13th is the kick off to our clubs 50th Anniversary year!!!  River the Ro-terrier and all the human members of our club were so excited about our 50th Anniversary that we are starting the celebrations early!!!! Our first Anniversary Present is Literacy.  A gift that will continue to others!!!

River and all the human members of our club will be visiting two primary schools in our area.  Forest Park Primary, Grades K-3 and Woodland Primary, Grades K-3.  Members of our Rotary Club, will be joined by come other community minded volunteers, and of course me PI Puppy River (I just have to really behave in school and no barking...I think I can do it! ), together we will visit both schools on Family Literacy Day, Jan 27th, 2020.  We will read a selection of books to each class through out the day, and leave a present, all the new books as a donation to the schools library.

Family Literacy Day® is a national awareness initiative created by ABC LifeLiteracy Canada in 1999 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

This years book list will be all about diversity and inclusion!  Please see the list of books, their authors and illustrators below.

We were proud to partner with PFlag GFW to collectively select a great list of reading material appropriate for the K-3 age group!!

Ester the Wonder Pig - Steve Jenkins & Derel Walter
Heather Has Two Mommies - Leslea Newman & Laura Cornell
A Family Is a Family Is a Family - Sara O'Leary & Qin Leng
A Tale of two Mommies - Vanita Oelschlager & Mike Blanc
Angus All Aglow - Heather Smith & Alice Carter
Love Makes a Family - Sophie Beer
I Am Jazz - Jessica Herthel & Jazz Jennings
All Are Welcome - Alexandra Penfold & Suzanne Kaufman
I Am Human: A Book of Empathy - Susan Verde & Peter H. Reynolds
The Name Jar - Yangsook Choi
Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match - Monica Brown & Sara Palacious
Red: A Crayon's Story - Michael Hall
Meet ClaraBelle Blue - Adiba U Nelson & Llene Serna (Series)
El Deafo - Cece Bell
We'll Paint the Octopus Red - Stephanie Stuve-Bodden & Pam DeVito
We're Amazing 1,2,3! - Leslie Kimmelman & Mary Beth Nelson
Out of My Mind - Sharon M. Draper

Happy 50th Anniversary to us!!! We can't wait to spend all year celebrating and giving back to our local and global community!


Rotary Club of Exploits 
Community Grant Information
The Rotary Club of Exploits "uncorked the spirit of giving" during our Annual Something to Wine About Wine Tasting event.  To date our Rotary Club is proud to have given over $150,000++ to community organizations and over $20,000 to international projects during the past 8 years.  Now in the 2020-2021 Rotary Year we have continued the spirit of giving again!
Thanks to the business community and local citizens who support our event each year in both Grand Falls-Windsor and the surrounding Central, NL region and beyond since 2012 !!! 
Receiving organizations applied for funding through our community funding application!!  Any organization can apply for funding through this process through out the year.  We review applications on a quarterly basis.  Please visit our Community Funding Application link to learn more!
If you are an organization that requires financial support, have a great project you are working on or need a little help!  Please take this opportunity to check out our Community Grant Application.  Through this process, we have helped several organizations in the South and Central region of the province.
If you have any questions or require any assistance completing this application please email us
Club Executives & Directors
Public Image Chair
Service Projects Chair
Membership Chair
Foundation Chair
Club Admin
June 2021
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