Gingerbread House Contest Susie Parker 2019-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
Get your diary out - this is going to be a busy season, and you are going to need to add these to your "To-Do" Lists!
 
  1. Remembrance Day! Always important and with many ways to acknowledge the sacrifices of a few for the good of many. For those of you signed up, I look forward to seeing you on Thursday. Otherwise, there will be multiple ceremonies on the 11th, including one graciously hosted by the Town of Innisfil.
  2. Christmas for Kids! Don't forget to bring in your bags of boy/girl personal care products this month. Christmas for Kids will be making sure everyone has something to open.
  3. Seniors Wish! Wrap Up Night is coming soon, stay tuned for details on how to help out and ensure our seniors don't feel forgotten. (December 14th)
  4. Oh Honey Honey! Orders in for November 28th by the 21st and for December 5th by November 28th - and thank you to Dickey Bee!
  5. Calendars - with odds like these, who wouldn't want a handy calendar! $25,000 in prizes and only 6250 calendars in print. Support your local KOA's Care Camp!
  6. Push for Change! Need a post-Boxing-Day gathering! Join Anne and Marlene for the Barrie Clubs event in support of homelessness.
 
If I have missed you or your event - flag me down, send me a note, or nudge me at Wednesday meeting!
 
 
 
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In new windowThe month of pumpkin pie and apple crumble is upon us!
 
What greater way to welcome it in than the official trail ribbon cutting ceremony!

 

 
   
 
September & October 2016 2016-10-04 04:00:00Z 0
If you were at the last meeting you would have heard Winston's vocational speech - thank you again to Winston for sharing some of your history with us - now we know the tie isn't just for our meeting!
 
 
 
This weekend is Dinner in White, so if you aren't attending, please hold you thumbs that the rain holds out (water + white = awkward!)
 
Next - we need to call all volunteers!
A few events are coming up and each needs a few extra hands...
1) September 10th - car show. Can you keep a hot dog on a BBQ? Can you flip a burger? Please reach out to Chris!
2) Halloween: Stroud Dental is asking us to flip pancakes and serve hot chocolate (we may still be needing a good sized griddle). Ken and Al are running with this for now, so please offer your help to them.
3) Innisfilm has kindly offered assistance in documenting the Trail (a joint Rotary & Innisfilm production). Featuring - YOU, filmed by - YOU!
Please help out but capturing any related meetings or events....cellphone footage is good, and we will hope the professionals can snip, cut and fix our bits and bobs into a short film for posterity! ... Also - any one up for coordinating the project with Innisfilm? We need to keep an open communication channel - can you help?
4) Sponsorship! Know anyone who needs to improve their visibility? Barrie Huronia club is seeking sponsors for the next cash calendar!
5) Donations - Christmas for Kids has their Back to School program running. Any school supplies you can spare are greatly appreciated - lets show the kids that the world does care about them! (Anne and Sue can coordinate the giving with you!)
 
 
Last, but not least, we have a series of interesting speakers lined up, so I encourage you to come by and hear them speak!
Aug 24: Ron Enwright on Human Trafficking
Aug 31: ADG Doug Moody
Sep 21/16: DG will be visiting. 
 
 
Have a great weekend - and don't forget to    
in hope that we don't need
 
Have some free time? 2016-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
A couple of reminders from here, and there, and everywhere.
Item 1:
 
Left click, right click, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious...
 
Firstly, training. 
You probably logged onto Clubrunner when you joined, to update your phone number and photo. Then, because your email was registered, received the emails and didn't login again (unless you were the chair sending the email)...
Well, there is more to Clubrunner, and it doesn't have to be intimidating.
Janet is giving her time to get you comfortable with Clubrunner and ensuring that everyone gets the most from this useful site!
ESS will generously host a room for the training session of Monday, August 15th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
**Please remember to let Janet know if you plan to attend so she can prepare...
...you can let her know by emailing her through the Clubrunner link. (okay - I'll give you a break until you get your training, info@creativetype.ca)
 
 
 
Item 2:
 
Who do you want?
DG nominations to Barb, please and thank you!
 
Item 3:
 
Save the Date
Lets get a jump start on the KOA car show which promises to be a big one this year. A reminder that the crew at KOA have been exceptionally supportive of our Trail fundraising. This is another opportunity to be out in the community and proceeds will benefit our efforts as well the the local Boy Scouts. 
KOA Cookstown off Highway 89 at the 400.
September 10th. Set up around 9:30am with teardown expected around 4:30pm.
 
 
 
 
Your To-Do List 2016-08-05 04:00:00Z 0
In the little Town of Innisfil we find a creative group looking to put Innisfil on the map.
 
Innisfilm presented us their film (which would appeal to anyone who has every tried to get through high school exams), as well as a brief outline of themselves. 
I would encourage you to look them up if you, or someone you know, has a budding interest in the visual arts and related technical fields.
They don't ask for a full-time commitment, but rather a project-based approached, join in when you have time or a project that appeals to you starts up.
Lights, Camera or being the "Action" - support and guidance is available to all who want to explore the art of film.
 
Their next meeting (monthly) is on August 26th from 7-8pm. Reach out to them at innisfilm@gmail.com
 
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Now, lets turn back the clock, and say thank you for a wonderful presentation last week...and a special thank you to Rick for his curiosity leading us to another interesting Innisfil-ian!
 
Any one who has applied themselves to a manual labour knows that it can be cathartic. Wednesdays display was a wonderfully visual reminder of the human ability to create and to capture emotion in an object! I hope you will all be able to join us for this weeks meeting (regular time, regular place, awesome company)!
 
Captured below are some of the carvings on display last week - and if you are looking for a class or studio tour, please reach out to "BELIEVE Barn" and the Wintergreen team!
 
 
 
 
Wood ... Working.... 2016-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 03, 2016
 

And with the "changing of the guard" behind us, we thank Doug once again for a great year! And we welcome Barb into her new role with Innisfil Rotary - we look forward to a year of collaborative spirit!

Wednesday was also a momentous day, with all the Innisfil Rotary Presidents in the same place at the same time. Thank you to each of you for providing the leadership needed at every stage of our growth!

In addition, we were able to present KOA Cookstown with their cheque! The KOA does wonderful work to ensure cancer patients and their families have an opportunity each year to get outside, play and connect!

A New Year! Cathlene Belknap 2016-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 18, 2016
Wednesday 15 June marked our celebration! Rotary Innisfil hit a 6 year mark...
Thank you once again to the team at ESS, especially Susie and Sinda, for generously hosting the event.
 
With a beautiful cake, great food and excellent company - including the Doug trio and our newest member - Susie provided an informative and emotional recap of the recent HHART trip.
 
Below are some of the pictures from her collection, and she continues to share her heartfelt thanks for all the support shown to her and the HHART team!
 
 
6th Anniversary! Cathlene Belknap 2016-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 18, 2016
The opening Farmers Market for 2016 can be summarised in one word....
 
....YUMMY
 
From baking, to packaging to set up and tear down - thank you to everyone for their effort and participation!
Any market that sells buttertarts and fresh strawberries is bound for success... but with the Rotary tent set up between fresh popcorn and the buttertart prize winner, we were in good company!
 
We look forward to the next seasonal celebration!
 
Buttertarts Cathlene Belknap 2016-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 18, 2016
Sun and Fun were both on the menu Saturday!
 
Like anything Rotary does, our VOLUNTEERS are essential, and with Saturday no exception, a heartfelt thanks goes to all the volunteers of the day.
There was building and sorting and fetching and running....and that was all before 9am!
But, our volunteers kept their energy up, stayed focused (and hopefully hydrated.) The train crew worked tirelessly with the train being the main attraction for the families. 
Hot Dogs were on order, with our volunteers cooking alongside the food. 
 
When all was said and done, we can't forget our participants. Setting up and being in the heat, the enthusiasm and energy remained tangible! 
Games, information and - the always popular parks & rec vehicles - provided opportunities for children of all ages to try their hand at something!
 
 
Family Fun Day Cathlene Belknap 2016-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Don't forget that the meeting on June 15th will be held at Suite Success.
The ESS Group has generously offered their location and catering for our breakfast meeting!
 
Same Time - Different Place - Same Good Company!
 
**411 Huronia Road #5, Barrie, L4N 9B3**
Celebrate! Innisfil Rotary's Anniversary 2016-06-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 31, 2016

What a AWESOME morning!!!!!

 

Thank you so much to Judy, Janet and Richard for working so hard behind the scenes to get the day organised! And thank you to everyone you gave their time and energy to making the 2016 event such a success!

Continue reading for a summary of the day, and some photo's. 

If would like to see more, please visit our facebook page!

 
 
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The Rotary Club of Innisfil presented an update to the Innisfil Town Council about the Rotary Trail, a multi-use trail that is proposed to have walking, biking, and accessibility trails along with a BMX Pump Track and a Living Classroom.

It was announced to Council that the Rotary Club of Innisfil was successful with their Capital Grant Application to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for $150,000. This will be the foundation to the first phase of the three to five year project, which will be starting construction this Spring. The Trail is to encompass 60+ acres located south of the Innisfil Town Hall and Works department and run adjacent to the Innisfil Recreation Complex. 

Reflecting on the Inspiring Innisfil 2020 plan, the Rotary Club, was given approval in principle in 2011 a look to see how it would create a Trail that would align with the Strategic Plan. Linking the community through walking and cycling will fit with the planned active transportation link from Alcona to the Municipal Campus when Innisfil Beach Road is reconstructed by the County of Simcoe. There will also be a link to other County trail systems such as Simcoe and Huronia Trails and the Trans Canada Trail. The Tourism Arts Culture and Heritage focus will be seen through the Living Classroom, a trail study of our local history, flora, fauna, and ecosystem.

The Trillium grant has set a tight timeline for the first phase completion by the end of this year but we think with a partnership with the Town, and the community, they can achieve its collective goals.
 
The town will partner with the Rotary Club in designing and developing the project. Town employees will maintain the trail system. Work could start as early as this April.
 
For further information contact:  Janet Morozuk, Rotary Club of Innisfil, Trail Chair 705-791-2370.
 
The Rotary Trail - A Community on the Move 2016-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
 
For the months of December and January the Rotary Club of Innisfil is doing something with a twist. Normally we bring monthly food bank items throughout the year, however it was brought to the attention of our Sgt-at-Arms that there is a great need for socks. Yes socks! The Innisfil Community Church, Free Clothing Store, has a need for socks, both adult and childrens'. At the end of January the store opens up to the poor and needy people of Innisfil, and it is free. Please keep their tender tootsie's warm by helping us with our Rotary Sock Drive.
 
How can you do this? Check out your sock drawer! You may have new or gently used socks that don't suit your needs or no longer wear. This will give you a great opportunity to free up some drawer space. You may also want to donate new socks. They can be white socks, colourful socks, short socks, knee socks. Socks with toes and and sock with no holes!
 
Please bring your donations to the meetings or arrange for one of our Rotarian to drop by and pick them up. You can email rotaryinnisfil@gmail.com to arrange pickup.
 
A Gift of Socks 2015-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
Recently, at the 7th Annual Innisfil Rotary Lights and Wishes event, the Rotary Club recognized three very special people with Unsung Hero Awards. An Unsung Hero is a non-Rotarian who goes above and beyond through volunteering in and around the community. There are two awards - one for youth for the ages of 14 to 19 and one for adults for ages of 20 and above.
 
Three years ago, our Rotary club decided to honour people in our community who help others without looking for recognition for their actions. Rotary’s motto is ‘Service above self’, and we wanted to find and recognize people from Innisfil who have contributed something special to our community and who also reflect this motto, as they go about helping out residents in our Town. We know Innisfil has many Unsung Heroes who quietly make improvements and do ‘good’ for others, and we’ve started asking the community to help us find them. Every year now, we have received several Unsung Hero nominations from people in Innisfil who know someone out there who is doing good things to help others and improve our community.
 
Each recipient is awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship. When given as recognition to a non-Rotarian it is one of the highest recognition awards that a Rotary Club can give. Paul Harris, the founder of Rotary International, recognized the importance of how individuals could help their local and global community through volunteering, fundraising, and building awareness of concerns. By looking at these areas of focus the Rotary Club of Innisfil wanted to bestow the same honour to local volunteers. Serving others and making lives better, is what Rotary is all about, whether it’s in our own community, or in the worldwide community. So, we feel, an Unsung Hero is really a Rotarian in disguise, doing the kinds of things for others that Rotarians do. That's why, when our Unsung Hero project was born, we decided we would recognize each of our heroes with a Paul Harris award.
 
The person selected for our Unsung Hero Youth Award is Ryan Harding, young man who volunteers at the library, helping with after school programs like Lego League. He is described by his nominators as always having a positive and caring attitude towards the younger children, always being reliable and willing to help wherever he can, and often going above and beyond to help others. His calm and gentle demeanor makes him a perfect role model for children in the community.   
 
In addition to a Paul Harris Award, our youth Unsung Hero will receive a $500 Bursary provided by the Town of Innisfil, which he can use once he completes high school and heads off to college or university. He will also receive a free Three Month Pass to the YMCA here in Innisfil.
 
We also have an Adult Unsung Hero Award. The Rotary Club ran into a unique situation in that two ladies were nominated as a joint submission for the award. The recipients of this year's award were Elaine MacKinnon and Jamie MacKinnon. Both were nominated for the work they do at Goodfellow Public School. 
 
Elaine is a lead volunteer who spends several days a week helping out. In addition to training other volunteers, Elaine is responsible for organizing and purchasing all the food for the school's Eat Well to Excel Snack program and the Fun Lunch program. She always volunteers for special events held at the school and is a member of the School Council.
 
Jamie MacKinnon is an exceptional volunteer at the school who runs the Fun Lunch program each week, providing milk and a hot lunch for students. Jamie plans, organizes orders, and works with the secretaries and School Council almost daily. She has built a great relationship with children and provides free lunches for students in need. 
 
Both Elaine and Jamie work tirelessly throughout the school year and the summer to build connections with the community in order to successfully provide these services at Goodfellow.
 
In addition to a Paul Harris award, Elaine and Jamie will each receive a gift basket of goodies and gift cards from around Innisfil, as well as a free Three Month Pass to the YMCA.
 
 
Youth award winner, Ryan Harding is joined with Jaimie MacKinnon, Innisfil Rotary President Doug Weber, Innisfil Rotarian Anne Kell, and Elaine MacKinnon.
 
If you know of someone that fits our Unsung Hero criteria, please keep them in mind for next year!
Innisfil's Unsung Heroes 2015-12-07 00:00:00Z 0
On December 5th, at the Innisfil Recreation Complex/YMCA, the Rotary Club of Innisfil held the 7th Annual Lights & Wishes. Visits and photos with Santa, craft tables for the kids, face painting, and rides on the Rotary Train were enjoyed by all. The funds raised through the silent auction, sales of Christmas ornaments and generous donations through our local sponsors will help local children, adults, and seniors be able to attend programs at the YMCA, when they normally are unable to.
 
7th Annual Lights & Wishes 2015-12-07 00:00:00Z 0

Remembrance Day (sometimes known as Poppy Day) is a day observed every November 11th since the end of the First World War, to recall the end of fighting on November 11th, 1918. It is to remember all those in the armed forces who have died in the line of duty during and since. In 1919 King George V inaugurated the tradition in 1919. Hostilities formally ended "at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month", in accordance with the armistice signed by representatives of Germany and the Entente between 5:12 and 5:20 that morning. ("At the 11th hour" refers to the passing of the 11th hour, or 11:00 am.) The First World War officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 1919.

The red remembrance poppy has become a familiar emblem of Remembrance Day due to the poem "In Flanders Fields" written by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. After reading the poem, Moina Michael, a professor at the University of Georgia, wrote the poem, "We Shall Remember," and swore to wear a red poppy on the anniversary. The custom spread to Europe and the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth within three years. Poppies were worn for the first time at the 1921 anniversary ceremony. At first real poppies were worn. These poppies bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I; their brilliant red colour became a symbol for the blood spilled in the war.

With all of this in mind, the Town of Innisfil hosted a Remembrance Day tradition of the laying of wreaths at the Innisfil Cenotaph. The Rotary Club of Innisfil was honoured to join in the ceremonies with President Doug Weber laying a wreath in remembrance. Also at our Club meeting we held a reading of the poem "In Flanders Fields" and its historical background presented by Rotarian Grace Doiron. Lest we forget.

Remembering our Fallen Heros 2015-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
A sweet way to fundraise! The Rotary Club of Innisfil has teamed up with Dickey Bee Honey to create honey gift baskets. Full of delicious honey products, these baskets are great for customer and service appreciation gifts, hostess and teacher gifts, gifts, thank you's, or for that special someone. Baskets are $20.00, $40.00, and $60.00. If you are interested in ordering a basket contact the Rotary Club of Innisfil at rotaryinnisfil@gmail.com for an order form. For more information call Judy at 705-436-9557 or Chris at 705-896-4634.
 
it's a Honey of a Gift! 2015-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
On Thursday October 8th the Innisfil Chamber of Commerce monthly MI5 networking event, and the Rotary Club of Innisfil's Meet and Greet was held at the Innisfil Town Hall. Members of both came out to meet with others from the community. Mayor Gord Wauchope, Deputy Mayor Lynn Dollin, and Councillor Donna Orsatti were also in attendance. The Rotary Train was lit up at the door entrance and many of the Rotary Committees had tables showcasing some of there community and global services, as well as the Rotaract Club, a Rotary extension for members ages 18 to 30. We all enjoyed the combined event and look forward to doing it again in the future.
 
Rotary's Annual Meet and Greet & the Chamber's MI5 2015-10-12 00:00:00Z 0
On Thursday October 8th, at the Innisfil Town Hall Community Rooms, the Rotary Club of Innisfil and the Innisfil Chamber of Commerce are partnering for a great networking and meet and greet event. You will see lots of great initiatives and events that both the organizations host or participate and learn about how they work in the community and globally. The Rotary Train engine, ShelterBox, and an overview of the Rotary Trail will be there.
 
This is a free event, with light refreshments, and is from 5pm to 7:30pm. We hope you can make it out and remember to bring your business cards. You never know who you are going to meet up with!
 
Rotary's Annual Meet and Greet & the Chamber's MI5 2015-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
After 6 years of hosting their morning meetings at the Innisfil Recreation Complex (IRC) / YMCA the Rotary Club of Innisfil is moving to the Innisfil Library Lakeshore Branch at 967 Innisfil Beach Road in Alcona on Wednesday September 23rd. We have seen a lot of growth during our time at the IRC/YMCA and the opportunity to meet at the Library became available. The meetings will continue to start at 7:30am and go to 8:30am and we are looking forward to meeting at the Library!
 
In 2010 the Club was chartered and held their Gala at the IRC/YMCA. Not only did they celebrate their inaugural charter but also 100 years of Rotary in Canada. Interestingly enough, when the first Canadian Rotary Club was chartered in 1910 it was in Winnipeg and they too held their meetings at the local YMCA. We have enjoyed a wonderful six years with the location and the staff of the YMCA who set up our meeting room and supplied us with coffee every Wednesday morning.
 
We continue to have a strong relationship with the YMCA in Innisfil as we will continue to hold our annual Lights and Wishes event where we bring children and their families to the YMCA to meet with Santa, do arts and crafts, ride the Rotary Train and fundraise for the Strong Kids campaign. The Club also has their Rotary Garden, hosts the annual Family Fun Day, and will be building the Rotary Trail that is accessible from the IRC/YMCA location so you can see we will still have a strong relationship and presence with the community through the IRC and YMCA.
 
Everyone is welcome to join us at any of our meetings on Wednesday mornings at our new location at the Innisfil Library's Lakeshore Branch. We have great speakers and you can hear about all the great events and community services happening in Innisfil and globally. Come and check us out!
 
 
 
The Rotary Club of Innisfil Has a New Home! 2015-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
After 6 years of hosting their morning meetings at the Innisfil Recreation Complex (IRC) / YMCA the Rotary Club of Innisfil is moving to the Innisfil Library Lakeshore Branch at 967 Innisfil Beach Road in Alcona on Wednesday September 23rd. We have seen a lot of growth during our time at the IRC/YMCA and the opportunity to meet at the Library became available. The meetings will continue to start at 7:30am and go to 8:30am and we are looking forward to meeting at the Library!
 
In 2010 the Club was chartered and held their Gala at the IRC/YMCA. Not only did they celebrate their inaugural charter but also 100 years of Rotary in Canada. Interestingly enough, when the first Canadian Rotary Club was chartered in 1910 it was in Winnipeg and they too held their meetings at the local YMCA. We have enjoyed a wonderful six years with the location and the staff of the YMCA who set up our meeting room and supplied us with coffee every Wednesday morning.
 
We continue to have a strong relationship with the YMCA in Innisfil as we will continue to hold our annual Lights and Wishes event where we bring children and their families to the YMCA to meet with Santa, do arts and crafts, ride the Rotary Train and fundraise for the Strong Kids campaign. The Club also has their Rotary Garden, hosts the annual Family Fun Day, and will be building the Rotary Trail that is accessible from the IRC/YMCA location so you can see we will still have a strong relationship and presence with the community through the IRC and YMCA.
 
Everyone is welcome to join us at any of our meetings on Wednesday mornings at our new location at the Innisfil Library's Lakeshore Branch. We have great speakers and you can hear about all the great events and community services happening in Innisfil and globally. Come and check us out!
The Rotary Club of Innisfil is on the move! 2015-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
On Saturday September 12 the Toronto North/Cookstown KOA hosted a classic car show that highlighted cars, trucks, and motorcycles of all makes, years, and models. The gray skies didn't hamper the attendance with lots of attendees and vehicles. There was a delicious Rotary BBQ, games, raffles, and music! The Rotary Club of Innisfil manned the entrance to accept Innisfil Foodbank items or donations to help with the Rotary Club's community projects. We are looking forward to participating again next year!
 
 
 
The KOA Car Show a Classic Success! 2015-09-08 00:00:00Z 0
 
On August 19th the Rotary Club of Innisfil inducted its newest member, Ryan Purdy, General Manager of the Innisfil YMCA.
 
Ryan brings to the Club a great amount of experience with the community of Innisfil through the YMCA, a not-for-profit organization that loves to help engage families, youth, and the young-at-heart keep fit and engaged in healthy activities. We are excited in having Ryan join the Club.
Welcome Ryan Purdy to the Club! 2015-08-25 00:00:00Z 0
The Innisfil Food Bank is in need of:
•canned fruit & juices
•cookies
•oatmeal, breakfast cereals
•pancake mix & syrup
•jams and spreads
•Side Kicks
• condiments such as ketchup, mustard, mayo, etc.

If you are able please bring any of these (or other) items to our July 8th Rotary meeting or directly to the Innisfil Food Bank it would be greatly appreciated. Financial donations are also accepted. 
Innisfil Food Bank Needs Your Help 2015-07-07 00:00:00Z 0
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On Saturday June 20th the 5th Annual Innisfil Rotary Family Fun Day was held. This free event saw the local community come and check out the services and organizations within our borders of Innisfil. This also gave those who attended an opportunity enjoy an event with free hot dogs, refreshments, popcorn, giveaways from different organizations, and a ride on the Rotary Train.
 
There was some of our local services such as South Simcoe Police, Fireman, Paramedics, and the Town of Innisfil in attendance. Organizations such as the Beaver, Cubs & Scouts, Horticultural and the Historical Societies, Lefroy Minor Hockey, Snow Dogs, the Innisfil Chamber of Commerce, and Lion's Clubs, to name a few, participated in building awareness of their organizations.
 
Our Rotary Club also had the ShelterBox organization on site with Susie and Shawn Parker educating us on disaster relief globally and what we can do to help by sponsoring a ShelterBox. There was also the celebration of Aboriginal Day in Innisfil.
 
The weather and turnout was fantastic and look forward to doing it again next year!
Innisfil Rotary Family Fun Day coming this Saturday June 20th! 2015-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
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This past weekend the Rotary Club of Innisfil had their Beverage Tent at the Innisfil Beach Park for the 20th Anniversary of Innisfil's Summerfest. We saw some great music on Friday (Country), Saturday (Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band), Innisfil's Got Talent, and on Sunday, the Martel's.
 
The rain didn't dampen the spirits of some of the 250+ that came out to see the Martels who were back for another incredible concert of 50's and 60's Rock and Roll for the 2015 "Our Last Date Tour" Retirement Year. If you missed the Martels the Barrie Rotary Club has them coming to Kempenfest on Monday August 3rd from 2pm to 6pm. Hope to see you there!
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A Quad Club Event held by the Rotary Clubs of Innisfil, Barrie, Huronia, and Kempenfelt on Thursday March 12, 2015 to celebrate Rotary Day and the Rotary International theme of Light Up Rotary.

Celebrating Rotary Day Janet Morozuk 2015-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Morozuk on Sep 01, 2014

As you might be aware there is a global awareness and fundraising campaign for ALS, know also as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Ted Barnaby, the Rotary Club of Barrie challenged the District 7010 President's to take the Ice Bucket Challenge. See the link for the challenge. http://youtu.be/Qi8MhtHkRRw
 
Here is the Rotary Club of Innisfil's President, Jason Reynar, (in the front row, wearing the Rotary Club of Innisfil's golf shirt) going the extra mile! Let's see them top this! Also, check out fellow Innisfil Rotarian, Town of Innisfil's Mayor Barb Baguley also taking up the challenge!
 

http://youtu.be/D7mUSjphQE4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGJi2LNnYgE&feature=youtu.be



The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Heats Up in Rotary! Janet Morozuk 2014-09-02 00:00:00Z 0
2012 The Community in Your Kitchen Cookbook Janet Morozuk 2012-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
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On June 23rd, 2012 the Town of Innisfil and the Rotary Club of Innisfil co-hosted at the Innisfil Recreation Centre/YMCA the 2nd Annual Family Fun Day. Here the residents of Innisfil had a chance to visit with the different Town Services, Emergency Service Providers, Regional and Local Service Clubs and Awareness Groups. It was a fantastic day of sun, information and handouts, a BBQ and Rotary Train rides. We are all looking forward to doing it again next year. You can see more pictures on our website, Facebook page and the Rotary International website at http://map.rotary.org/en/project/pages/project_showcase.aspx

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2012 Innisfil Family Fun Day Janet Morozuk 2012-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Morozuk on Jul 16, 2012

Below is a release given to us by Beverley Else of the Celebrate Lake Simcoe Committee. If you would like to get the word out to family and friends by all means pass it along.
 
The third annual Celebrate Lake Simcoe takes place at Innisfil Beach Park on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This is a family fun and learning day no one will want to miss:

·      Visitors will hear the stories about Lake Simcoe during the War of 1812 while discovering how to help their lake recover. 

·      A military encampment, courtesy of the Historical Military Establishment of Upper Canada and Southern Georgian Bay 1812 Bicentennial, will be on guard against imminent threat of an American invasion from the lake. 

·      Led by a Town Crier, Lord and Lady Simcoe will return to view the state of their lake and greet visitors.

·      Artists will be painting the lake “en plein air” and visitors will have the opportunity to paint their own version of Lake Simcoe.

·      Lots of fascinating interactive displays and activities will keep everyone busy throughout the day and raise awareness, not only about the plight of Lake Simcoe, but about all the work underway to help the lake recover.   

·      Music by Doug Pettigrew & Friends and Bridget Gowan will keep everyone entertained morning and afternoon.

·      Ladies of the Lake will show a preview of the Lake Simcoe Water Centre for Innovation, Research and Learning and provide a place for everyone to colour water scenes and “blessing boats”.

·      The Rotary Train will take visitors on tours around the park.

·      The Celtic Festival organizers will be selling fresh-boiled and buttered Ontario corn all day long.

·      We will be blessing and sending messages to the lake at the end of the day in bio degradable boats launched from the beach.

·      The Towns of Bradford-West Gwillimbury and Oro-Medonte will be joining us this year to demonstrate the work they are doing on behalf of Lake Simcoe.

Organizations and individuals participating in Celebrate Lake Simcoe this year include:

Committee to Establish an Ontario Water Centre for Innovation, Research and Learning on Lake Simcoe; Ducks Unlimited; Gable Brothers Shows; Bridget Gowan; Heritage Lake Simcoe; Historical Military Establishment of Upper Canada; Innisfil Arts, Culture and Heritage Council; Innisfil Celtic Festival; Innisfil Historical Society; Innisfil Public Libraries; Innisfil Parks and Recreation; Ladies of the Lake Conservation Association; Lake Simcoe Living Magazine; Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority; Ministry of the Environment; Ministry of Natural Resources; Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority; The Palette Club; Doug Pettigrew & Friends; Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition; Rotary Club of Innisfil; Simcoe County; Simcoe County Branch of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario; Simcoe County Museum; Simcoe Watershed Art Project; South Simcoe Pipes and Drums; South Simcoe Police Services Marine Unit; South Simcoe Streams Network; South Simcoe Theatre, SPLASH The Floating Water Festival; Town Crier Steve Travers; Town of Bradford-West Gwillimbury, Town of Innisfil, Township of Oro-Medonte and Windfall Ecology Centre.

For more information about Celebrate Lake Simcoe visit our blog spot at www.celebratelakesimcoe.blogspot.com.

This annual event is organized by a volunteer group of Lake Simcoe community residents, who are committed to preserving the health of Lake Simcoe by celebrating its past, raising awareness about its present condition and envisioning its future health.  
Celebrate Lake Simcoe Janet Morozuk 2012-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Morozuk on Jun 25, 2012
In March of this year, the Rotary Club of Innisfil, fellow Rotarians across Canada, friends and family set off to aid displaced Haitian refugees in the Dominican Republic. Going down were doctors, nurses, dentists, dental assistants, construction specialists and helping hands that brought medical and dental supplies, clothing and footwear, building supplies, toys, along with money to purchase much needed on-site supplies and food.Watch this compelling video to see how it impacted some of the participants and the refugees alike.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEP6DD3Ywwk
HAART Trip a Success! Janet Morozuk 2012-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Morozuk on Feb 10, 2012

In March, the Rotary Club of Innisfil is spearheading a humanitarian relief trip to help displaced Haitian in the Dominican Republic due to the 2010 earthquake. Check out the link and at the 11:34 mark see the who, when, why and what is happening in this trip.

http://www.ctvbarrie.ca/2012/02/friday-february-10-2012-ctv-news-at-6-webcast/#.TzX0T-T7niE.facebook 

CTV News Coverage on Club's Humanitarian HAART Trip 2012 Janet Morozuk 2012-02-11 00:38:15Z 0
Posted by Janet Morozuk on Feb 09, 2012
In March a group of our Innisfil Rotarians, friends, and family members are heading to the Dominican Republic to help in relief efforts for displaced Haitians due to the 2010 earthquake. Included in this relief effort is a contingent of doctors, dentists, nurses, dental assistants, and construction teams. A recent interview by CTV News highlights the reasons why, who, when and what is the Rotary Club is in need of. Anyone that is wanting to help with donations can contact the Rotary Club of Innisfil's President Al Gilchrist to find out more. Al can be reached at 705-436-4204 or email him at: al.gilchrist@gmail.com

Check out the link newscast link below. The story starts around the 11:34 mark of the newscast. 

www.ctvbarrie.ca/2012/02/friday-february-10-2012-ctv-news-at-6-webcast/

If you have a problem with downloading the link go to http://www.ctvbarrie.ca and in the archives download the February 10th 6pm newscast.
March 2012 Dominican Haitian Relief Trip Janet Morozuk 2012-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Morozuk on Jan 23, 2012

In March, seven of our members will be participating in a Humanitarian Relief Effort to help with displaced Haitians in the Dominican Republic. Included in the trip down are Doctors, Dentists, Nurses, Dental Assistants, and Construction specialists. If you would like to donate to this worthwhile cause financially you can link to the Wasaga Beach Rotary Club through their website. If you would like to learn more or find out how you can help with clothing and supplies, contact Innisfil Rotary Club President Al Gilchrist at 705-436-4204.

Access is at http://wasagabeachrotary.com

Humanitarian Relief Trip to the Dominican Janet Morozuk 2012-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Morozuk on Jan 23, 2012
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On January 18th, 2012 the Rotary Club of Innisfil had a lot to celebrate. Inducting seven members into the Paul Harris Fellowship, recognizing a member for his pre-Rotarian accomplishments that saw him achieve a PHF in 2000, honouring two special people and celebrating our accomplishments in 2011.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72oCxoM8Wqs&list=LLtsaCnAl0iaT84hhZLniFig&feature=mh_lolz 

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Posted by Janet Morozuk on Aug 29, 2011
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 After the Rotary Club of Innisfil participated in a day of Dragon Boat races, selling Beaver tickets and holding a fundraising BBQ at an Innisfil Auction, the fellowship continued on Sunday with a BBQ at Susie and Shawn Parkers. 
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 Our Rotary has partnered up with Touch of Class Auctions to sell food and drinks to all that come out to their local auctions in order to fundraise for community projects.
Get Your Peameal Here! Janet Morozuk 2011-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Morozuk on Aug 29, 2011
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 With the count of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, the Rotary Club of Innisfil buried their paddles in Kempenfelt Bay. With Mother Nature on their side they participated in an amazing race where they saw challenges, successes and drama. Who knew what the day would bring. An experience like no other!
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Posted by Janet Morozuk on Jun 14, 2011
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The Innisfil Rotary Club celebrated its first year anniversary of being chartered by adding a new member. Doug Weber was inducted on June 15th admist balloons and streamers with his wife Cheryl watching. At his induction ceremony Doug recounted how involved his Father-in-law has been in Rotary and how fullfilling it has been. He is looking forward to helping out in the Innisfil community. (Photos submitted by Barb Baguley)

We Keep Growing Janet Morozuk 2011-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Morozuk on Jun 07, 2011
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 It was Mardi Gras in Barrie, or at least at the Rotary Club of Innisfil's Lobsterfest table. Thanks to Susie Parker who brought the theme back from the New Orleans Rotary Convention with beeds, streamers, and face masks. The lobster and roast beef dinner was fantastic, We all came away feeling extremely satisfied having all eaten our fill - some more than others! There was dancing, music and great prizes to be won. There was great fellowship between the clubs and a large representation from around our region. We would all like to thank the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia for hosting the event and are hoping next year to get all of our members out.
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Posted by Janet Morozuk on May 31, 2011
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On June 1st our Club inducted our newest Rotarian. Please help us welcome Tom Keila to the membership!

The main objective of Rotary is service  and our motto is Service Above Self. This reaches out – in the community, in the workplace, and throughout the world. Rotary also supports programs for youth, educational opportunities and international exchanges for students, teachers and other professionals, and vocation and career development. As our newest member we are looking forward to having Tom help us reach these goals in our community and abroad.

The Newest Innisfil Rotarian Janet Morozuk 2011-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Morozuk on May 22, 2011
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On Wednesday, May 15th the Rotary Club of Innisfil inducted three new members – Jason Reynar, Anne Kell, and Tyler Rollins. They were welcomed into the club by members, family and friends.
Our Three New Members! Janet Morozuk 2011-05-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Morozuk on May 13, 2011
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The weather couldn't dampen the spirits of the Rotary Club of Innisfil and their family, friends and neighbours on Saturday May 14th for the Annual Pitch-in Day. Out in full force they started at the Innisfil YMCA and then headed to the 7th line from Hwy 11 to the 10th Sideroad. Pulling a multitude of tires, oil jugs, assorted garden planters, toys, flooring, and pink toilets to name just a few items. When we all came together at the end the stories of wet feet, muddied clothing, garbage horror stories and drivers saluting our efforts warmed our hearts and encouraged us knowing that it was all worthwhile. One of the residents of the 7th Line noticed we were cleaning up the road and came out to help. Having struggled with people dumping garbage on his property he recounted how he spends $100's each year cleaning up and taking things to the dump. He truly appreciated the hard work that our Rotary Club was doing for him and his neighbours. Thanks to our Rotary Organizers Al Gilchrist, Barry Rutledge and Marilynn Roberts for getting us geared up. It can be said that we all felt damp, tired, and sore but satisfied for a job well done!
Helping to Clean Up Innisfil Janet Morozuk 2011-05-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark DeBeer on Feb 28, 2011
We would like to welcome new members Ché MacInnis and Barry Rutledge to the Rotary Club of Innisfil.
Welcome to new members Mark DeBeer 2011-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mark DeBeer on Jun 28, 2010
As of June 17th, 2010 the Innisfil Rotary Club is officially a Chartered Club! We look forward to years of continued growth and community service in Innisfil.
We're a Chartered Club! Mark DeBeer 2010-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
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Looking for a fun run or to join family and friends in a walkathon close to home? The Rotary Club of Innisfil is hosting its first annual Fun Run and Walkathon on Saturday May 23rd from 9am to 12 Noon at the Innisfil Beach Park.Image

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The Lion's Club of Thornton hosted their annual Chili Challenge on Saturday February18th this year and with the help of Innisfil's Rotary Club member, Ché MacInnis, they regained their crown as the best chili in town! With the support of family, friends and of course our Rotary Club members Ché's chili was voted the best. Well done Ché!
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The Rotary Club of Innisfil joins Charter Member Barb Baguley in celebrating her recent win to become Innisfil's first female mayor.

Barb has played a major role in helping the Rotary Club of Innisfil reach chartering status this past June and her commitment to the community is evident through her service with the club. We look forward to the leadership that Barb will bring to the town as she is officially sworn in as mayor on December 1, 2010.
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Posted by Mark DeBeer
As of June 17th, 2010 the Innisfil Rotary Club is officially a Chartered Club! We look forward to years of continued growth and community service in Innisfil.
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