Welcome to the Rotary Club of Orléans

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 8:00 AM
zoom meeting
Orleans, ON K1E 3E8
Canada
Phone:
(613) 824-8819
presently conducting ZOOM meetings only. Contact rotaryorleans2022@gmail.com
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Club Administration
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Our last Wednesday of each month will be our Club's "Breakfast Club" gathering, the first took place January 26th at Cora's Restaurant.  We enjoyed our time together along with delicious food.  We'll post these breakfasts in our calendar, so you can keep up to date on where/when we'll be getting together in person.  So lovely to catch up on each other's busy lives. [Photo, courtesy of Teresa]
It's Big Chill time again, celebrating it's 8th year.  Janice is a strong supporter of this project helping "at risk" children through outdoor activities, etc in Nova Scotia.  Club members have donated to this cause each year.  This year a paint fundraiser event will take place on February 10th.  See the poster for details.  Sign up early to ensure you can participate in this fun event!  
Sayuri Koshima gave us an informative 20 minute virtual tour of Bahia.  Salvador is the Capital of Bahia State and considered the most african city in the Americas.  The local traditions call for one afternoon eating the Acaraje (Brazilian version of Akara) or in the New Years Eve thousands of Brazilians give flowers to the ocean, in honor of Yemanja.  We were treated to sights of the most famous streets of the Old Town/Pelourinho and experienced the local and afro-Brazilian atmosphere.  In 1996, Michael Jackson made Salvador famous with a video - youtube.com/watch?v=QnJ6nfu_Q .   Earlier Paul Simon spent time there in the 1980s.  
Today Merle took a walk along the river at -20C, she is pictured here featuring her new hooded sweater, a gift from our Club. Merle says "Dear Rotary Club of Orleans, thanks so much for the hoodie. It is such a lovely gift, and hopefully will keep me warm all winter. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."
 
Peggy Gilmour, representing our Club, presented the Cumberland Resource Centre's Food Bank with a  $ 1200 cheque on January 17th, 2023.  This cheque provides CRC with buying power equivalent to $ 6000.  Way to go!  Our community really needed this funding to help alleviate hunger within needy families.  This funding came from the proceeds of our bake sales in November.
Chad Chartrand, Coordinator Fundraising and Gabriela Gutierrez, Food Bank Coordinator accepted the cheque, expressing their appreciation.
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