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Blue Jays Bus Trip

 
Join us for the Blue Jays Bus Trip on June 11th.  For tickets,  CLICK HERE.
 
 
Blue Jays Bus Trip 2016-03-19 04:00:00Z

Head for the Hills Craft Beer Festival - Sept 17, 2016

Head for the Hills Craft Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, September 17th from noon until 6pm at the Trafalgar Sports Park. The Beer Festival is a community collaborative event hosted by four of Georgetown's Service Clubs: Lions, Kinsmen, Kiwanis & Rotary. You will be able to sample the best of small and unique craft beers and ciders, enjoy culinary delights, peruse the wares of local artisans, all while being entertained by folk and country musicians in a beautiful open-air setting.
http://www.headforthehills.ca
Head for the Hills Craft Beer Festival - Sept 17, 2016 2015-08-09 04:00:00Z

Katie Arrives in Blumenau, Brazil

Katie Arrives in Blumenau, Brazil 2015-08-09 04:00:00Z

Welcome to our new President Matt!

Welcome to Matt, our president for 2015-2016.  We know you'll be great!
Welcome to our new President Matt! 2015-07-04 04:00:00Z

Katie is off to Blumenau, Brazil

Congratulations Katie! You're heading for Blumenau, Santa Caterina, Brazil! Rotary Georgetown is so excited to sponsor your Rotary Youth Exchange year away! We can't wait to hear about all your wonderful experiences.
 
Katie is off to Blumenau, Brazil 2015-06-14 04:00:00Z
Congratulations to Katie!
Congratulations to Katie, our outbound exchange student for 2015-2016.  She will be going to Brazil!
Eu espero que voce gosta o seu tempo no Brasil.
 
 
(photo Katie and Kristi)
 
 
 
Congratulations to Katie! 2015-03-14 04:00:00Z
60th Anniversary Party Highlights
On February 21st, the Rotary Club of Georgetown, celebrated our 60th Anniversary at the Club at North Halton.  Thank you to John Discenza for being a wonderful Master of Ceremony, and to our other speakers Barry Timleck, Barry Edington and Ave Edington.  We also were congratulated by The Honourable Michael Chong, MP and Councillor Jane Fogal.
 
President Doreen Govas (centre), with Katie (outbound exchange student to Brazil) and Tamara (our inbound exchange student from Ecuador).
 
 
 
60th Anniversary Party Highlights 2015-03-08 00:00:00Z
Congratulations to Alycia Boschman - Winner of First Prize Trip!
Congratulations to Alycia Boschman, winner of the trip for two to Grand Velas Resort in Riviera Maya! Also, to Lee Pacheco, 2nd prize winner of the Niagara Wine Tour and Yvonne McDonald 3rd prize winner of the iPad Mini! Last but not least, congratulations to Georgetown Rotary for achieving 60 great years of service!
 
Congratulations to Alycia Boschman - Winner of First Prize Trip! 2015-02-22 00:00:00Z

Consider becoming a Co-Sponsor of Rotary Georgetown

Co-Sponsorship.  A rewarding way to make a difference right here in our Halton Hills Community!
 
Click on the Rotary wheel to make a contribution via Paypal.
 
 
 
Consider becoming a Co-Sponsor of Rotary Georgetown 2015-02-21 00:00:00Z

The Missing Piece is You!

Join leaders, exchange ideas, take action!

Guests always welcome.  Just email georgetownrotary@gmail.com to let us know you're attending our next Friday morning meeting.  Meeting details on the website (bottom of page) or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rotarygeorgetown

‚ÄčAlso see our Georgetown Club Brochure (click here).

The Missing Piece is You!

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The Missing Piece is You! 2015-02-17 00:00:00Z
Rotary Youth Exchange - Announcement Day
A MUST WATCH video.  This was taken on Announcement Day 2014 (there`s Anna from Estonia and Lauren who is now in Italy!!!).
 
 
Rotary Youth Exchange - Announcement Day 2015-02-07 00:00:00Z
Volunteer at the Bennett Centre
Bennett Health Care Centre is looking for volunteers for an hour to two a week.  See the flyer for more info!
 
Volunteer at the Bennett Centre 2015-01-31 00:00:00Z
Tamara from Ecudor Prepares for the Santa Claus Parade
Preparing for the Burlington Santa Clause Parade! Burlington Rotaract Rotary Club of Burlington Central.  Tamara is 2nd from the left, front row.
Tamara from Ecudor Prepares for the Santa Claus Parade 2014-12-06 00:00:00Z
Congratulations to Michael Hope Winner of the Honda
Michael Hope, winner of the Honda, is joined by many of the Georgetown Rotarians and Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette for the presentation of the car at Dominion Gardens Playground.  
Included with the presentation of the car is also a cheque of the proceeds from the raffle for almost $40,000.  Congratulations to everyone!  With this draw, everyone was a winner!

Congratulations to Michael Hope Winner of the Honda 2014-10-26 00:00:00Z
Early Bird Winner of a 3 Pack of Tickets Announced
Congratulations to Jasper Megelink! He is the winner of the early bird draw on Sunday, September 28th, for a three pack of Honda raffle tickets! The big draw, for the Honda is only two weeks away!!! Hurry to get your ticket before they're gone - tickets available online (see below) or from any Rotarian.
 
Early Bird Winner of a 3 Pack of Tickets Announced 2014-09-28 00:00:00Z
Let's Play Together Video
I am a Rotarian in Georgetown, ON, and we have a project that I’d like to share with you.  Many people in Georgetown have seen us out and about selling raffle tickets for a Honda.  What we are really selling is a dream – a fully accessible playground that is safe for all children and families.  Several years ago, our Rotary Club decided to create a play space for children, and we raised close to $200,000 to develop an area of the Dominion Gardens playground with surfaces and equipment especially designed for children with physical limitations.  Our project now is to finish that job by replacing the woodchips with rubberized surfaces.  Why is the Rotary Club of Georgetown committed to completing the universally accessible playground?  Because all children should be able to play together – regardless of the physical abilities.  
 
Please enjoy this one minute video, filmed at the playground, to illustrate the need and support the cause - Let's play together video    
 
National statistics tell us that 3.1% of Canadian children have a physical disability. Georgetown has an estimated population of 7,250 children under the age of twelve, indicating that we have approximately 224 children in town with a physical disability. We want to provide a safe physical space with equipment designed for ease of access.  We believe these children deserve a safe place to play with other children – after all, it’s better to play together.  In fact, the video I have included with this email is about Chase Galea, a 7 year old boy in our area who was born with quad Cerebral Palsy.  He is typical for his age in that he loves to play, race around, cool off on the splash pad, and make new friends.
 
This is my direct appeal to seek your support to help Rotary finalize the Universally Accessible Children's Playground (UACP) that requires the installation of a rubberized ground cover in place of wood chips that basically impedes the pushing of wheel chairs, maneuvering with canes, as you can see from the video.
 
We need to complete the playground...so our car raffle is back...bigger and better than ever.  Your donation will go a long way towards our goal, you’ll feel better about helping Chase, and other children like him, and you could win a new car – talk about a win, win, win!  

Win a 2014 Honda Civic EX (total value $26,901.23)
o 4-door sedan
o automatic
o loaded
o winner may negotiate with Georgetown Honda for a different vehicle (no cash value)
 
Honda Civic EX draw date: Saturday October 18 at 2:00 p.m. at Georgetown Honda 
 
Get in on the action...buy your tickets here: http://rotarygeorgetown-on.ca
 
·       Only 750 tickets will be sold (and each ticket has an Oil Change special rate coupon!) at $100 per ticket or 3 for $250 – fantastic odds but even more important – for a really good cause!

I would be pleased if you would forward this request on to your email contacts and Facebook friends.  Thank-you for your assistance in helping us help the children in our community.
 
Written by Susan Housel
Let's Play Together Video 2014-09-06 00:00:00Z
Lauren's Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser a Super Success
Lauren's Spaghetti Supper fundraiser was awesome! It was a packed hall and the Iron Siren's Riding Club for Chicks, Halton Hills chapter came out in numbers to support Rotary! Thanks to everyone for supporting Lauren's Rotary Youth Exchange trip to Italy.
 
 
Lauren's Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser a Super Success 2014-08-29 00:00:00Z
District Governor Patsy Marshall Visits
We were honoured to have District Governor Patsy Marshall visit our club this past Friday.  
 
Patsy's message:
 
AUGUST is MEMBERSHIP and EXTENSION MONTH 
For most clubs and the District, membership growth is a priority in the coming year. Our goal  over the next two years is to grow District 7080 to 2000+ members which will require a net increase of approximately 200 Rotarians,  or 2-3 members per club per year.
 

District Governor Patsy Marshall Visits 2014-08-22 00:00:00Z
Congratulations to our Early Bird Prize Winner!
Heather Price-Jones is the winner of the iPad! Our next early bird draw is September 28th at noon at Holy Cross Church. You could win a 3-pack Honda Raffle tickets (value $250)! Buy your tickets now!
Congratulations to our Early Bird Prize Winner! 2014-08-17 00:00:00Z
2FourtyTwo Church Canoe Raffle for Food Bank
Dustin and Robert of 2FortyTwo Church visited our club this morning to introduce themselves and give us the opportunity to support the Food Bank via a Canoe Raffle.  The canoe is custom made and the pictures we saw were beautiful!
 
Click on the canoe image below to get to their website to purchase your tickets now!
 
 
 
Dustin showing up the canoe at our Friday meeting.
 
2FourtyTwo Church Canoe Raffle for Food Bank 2014-08-08 00:00:00Z
Thumbs up for Halton Women's Place Thumbs up for Halton Women's Place 2014-07-16 00:00:00Z
Photos from Canada Day in the Glen Photos from Canada Day in the Glen 2014-07-06 00:00:00Z
Playground Damaged by Vandals
This was recently in the news... we are so sad to hear of the damage to the playground surface we worked so hard to have installed! You can help us to finish the surface by purchasing your ticket for our Honda Car Raffle at http://www.rotarygeorgetown-on.ca/Stories/win-this-car-build-a-local-playground

Saturday, June 21
Firefighters responded to the report of a fire in the area of Guelph St. and Maple Ave. at the Dominion Gardens play area at 2:13 a.m. Upon arrival on scene crews located a small pile of clothing burning in the play area. The fire was on the cork of the playground and was an area of approximately 2 feet by 2 feet and had damaged the cork under the clothing. Crews extinguished the fire and then removed the burned clothing to the parking area and added more water to ensure the clothing was out. http://www.theifp.ca/news/fire-calls-2/
Playground Damaged by Vandals 2014-07-05 00:00:00Z
Men to Walk in Heels to Show Support for Women

Men to Walk in Heels to Show Support for Women 2014-07-05 00:00:00Z
Car Raffle comes to Georgetown Farmers Market
If you missed us this weekend at the Georgetown Farmers Market, we'll be there again on July 19 and 26th.  Plus, there is still time to get your tickets for the Honda Car Raffle in support of the Universally Accessible Children's Playground at Dominion Gardens Park.  And there is a new early bird draw to be held on August 19th for an iPad Air!
 
 
Car Raffle comes to Georgetown Farmers Market 2014-06-28 00:00:00Z
Canada Day in the Glen!
Come out to see us at Canada Day in Glen Williams.  We'll be in the parade with 2 entries - for the Car Raffle and for Hope in High Heels.  We'll also be selling our famous Montreal Smoked Meat sandwiches to support the food bank!
 
Watch for our float in the Canada Day Parade in Glen Williams. You still have time to register for 'Hope in High Heels' a (really short) walk to support Halton Women's Place. Don't like to walk in high heels? Just sponsor someone to support the shelter. 

Visit our website page for walk registration link and info!
http://rotarygeorgetown-on.ca/Stories/hope-in-high-heel-is-july-12
 
Canada Day in the Glen! 2014-06-28 00:00:00Z
Local Paper Publishes Raffle Info
If you missed it, check out the IFP article about the Honda Raffle to support the completion of Dominion Garden's Universally Accessible Children's Playground at http://www.theifp.ca/news/car-is-top-prize-in-rotary-raffle
Local Paper Publishes Raffle Info 2014-06-22 00:00:00Z
Anna's Farewell Party at Ormonds
Anna, our Estonian exchange student, is heading back to Estonia next week after a successful year in Canada.  We will miss you Anna!
 
 
Anna's Farewell Party at Ormonds 2014-06-22 00:00:00Z
Mohawk Race Night a Success!
Thank you to all the attendees of our super successful Mohawk tri-club race night.  
 
 
Special thanks to Leslie for organizing the event and to Peter for keeping track of all the people!
 
Mohawk Race Night a Success! 2014-06-07 00:00:00Z
Introduction to Facebook
Thanks to Alex Hilson for presenting an Introduction to Facebook at our last meeting.  Alex's presentation can be found here.
 
 
Also, there is a really great free training site at http://www.gcflearnfree.org/facebook101
Introduction to Facebook 2014-06-03 00:00:00Z
Halton Women's Shelter - Golf Tournament
On behalf of Carmela Bozzo, of Halton Women's Shelter we're please to help to announce their Golf Tournament.
 
Our Golf Tournament is less than ONE month away!
 
We’d love to see you there as we raise much needed awareness and funds for the ONLY women’s shelter in the Region!
 
Please call or email me to register – only $200 for a day of golf (including lunch and dinner) or $750 for your foursome!
 
 
When – June 24
Time – 10:30 registration/lunch
Shotgun start – 12noon
Where – Crosswinds Golf & Country Club – 6621 Guelph Line, Burlington
 
Carm Bozzo
Development Manager
Halton Women's Shelter - Golf Tournament 2014-05-29 00:00:00Z
Doug Penrice Talks about Halton Hills New Brand
Doug Penrice from the Town of Halton Hills was our guest speaker on Friday.  He brough us up to date on the new Halton Hills community brand (which is most excellent!).
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
For more information, click on read more or visit the town website at:  http://www.haltonhills.ca/CommunityBrand/index.php
Doug Penrice Talks about Halton Hills New Brand 2014-05-25 00:00:00Z
Hope in High Heels is July 12!
  Register to participate or sponsor someone now : at Halton Women's Place https://www.gifttool.com/athon/SignUpMode?ID=85&AID=2751
 
 
Hope in High Heels is July 12! 2014-05-23 00:00:00Z
Win this car! Build a local playground!
 
Get a ticket for a chance to win this Honda Civic Sedan and support the completion of the Universally Accessible Children's Playground at Dominion Gardens Park in Georgetown, Ontario.  Tickets are 1 for $100 or a 3 pack for $250.  
 
 
 
 
Win this car! Build a local playground! 2014-05-22 00:00:00Z
Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Events!
Calling all Rotary members and friends/family of Rotary!  You don't need to be a member to help with these worthy causes.  Come out and have some fun!
 
 
 
June 14:  And!!! Bike-it to market is on Saturday, June 14.  We need pancake makers and transportation for the BBQ.
 
July 1:  We also need many volunteers for our two parade entries and booth for Canada Day (July 1) in the Glen.  We have a float to advertise the walk in support of Halton's Women's place.  We also will have the car out, which will be raffled off to support the completion of the Dominion Garden's accessible children's playground.   Again, you can volunteer by dropping at note to georgetownrotary@gmail.com.
 
And, And, And!!!  Tent rental season is in full swing.  Stay tuned for specifics from Glenn.
 
Volunteers Needed for Upcoming Events! 2014-05-09 00:00:00Z
Youth Exchange News 2014-2015
Great news!  We have just received info that our 2014-2015 youth exchange inbound student is Tamara from Ecuador!  Welcome!  More info to follow.
Youth Exchange News 2014-2015 2014-05-09 00:00:00Z
Dave Heydon Visits from chasethedream.ca
Dave Heydon was our guest speaker this past Friday to update us on the Chase the Dream Motorcycle Ride and Show.   Friends and motorcycle buffs will gather at the Terra Cotta Inn on Sunday, August 24, 2014 for a motorcycle ride in support of a local youngster who suffers from cerebral palsy.  The Ride and Show will start at 11 a.m. (registration is at 9:30 a.m.) with riders departing from King Street for a ride through the Caledon hills.
 
Dave Heydon Visits from chasethedream.ca 2014-05-02 00:00:00Z
Paws to Read at Library
Therapeutic Paws of Canada volunteers are involved with a number of activities in the community, including the Paws To Read reading program.
Please read more by clicking 'read more' link below to the right.
 
Photo: from the Paws To Read program that was running for the past 12 weeks at the Halton Hills Christian School with two dogs on the job... Summer in the foreground and little Gracie in back. The school has requested  the dogs return in the Fall since they  are making a difference to their students who are reluctant readers.

 
Paws to Read at Library 2014-05-01 00:00:00Z
Acton Gala Dinner and Auction a Success
Acton held their annual Gala Dinner and Auction at Blue Springs Golf Course on Saturday.  It was a packed house and many great items were up for auction, with added bonus of a wonderful dinner.
(Photo: President-elect Doreen, President Linda and Exchange student Anna-Liisa at the Acton Rotary Gala. Great time!)
Acton Gala Dinner and Auction a Success 2014-04-27 00:00:00Z
Ninth Line Golf Helps with our Swing
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Paul and Darrel Skidmore were our presenters last Friday from Ninth Line Family Golf Academy which is a family owned and operated driving range that specializes in catering to golfers of all ages and abilities. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or experience player, they can provide you with an opportunity to:
- Learn fundamentals
- Improve your swing
- Increase your overall enjoyment of the game
Paul gave our members some pointers on a good swing and we learned about the great corporate and party packages they offer, including mini-golf!
Stay tuned for a club outing and join us!
 
Ninth Line Golf Helps with our Swing 2014-04-27 00:00:00Z
Old Rotarian Magazine's Wanted!
Our PR Guru, Alex, has agreed to distribute 'pre-owned' Rotarian magazines to Doctor/Dentist/Auto dealership/auto repair/etc. places around town as a way of increasing local awareness about what we do!
 
We will add a label to each magazine to:
  • cover any identifying info about individual Rotarians, and,
  • encourage readers to visit our web-site to learn more about local activities and consider joining us for breakfast.
 
So, for our next meeting, please bring in your Rotarian magazines (International and Canadian versions). We'll take it from there (although you will be asked to take a few to any upcoming appointments that you may have)!
Old Rotarian Magazine's Wanted! 2014-04-18 00:00:00Z
Food4Kids Donation
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Thank you so much – to all of you - for the incredibly generous donation to Food4Kids.  I just did the math, and because of the efforts of the Georgetown Rotary, all five children in our one local Public School Program will receive food bags each week for the entire summer.  This is exceptionally special to me because this school was the first school we initiated into the program last September due to a significant need by three families in particular.  The littlest one in the program is only two years old!
 
The families have already started to worry about how they will feed their children throughout the summer, so it is with great happiness that we will be able to offer them such peace of mind.
 
You truly are a wonderful group of people!!  How proud I am to be part of Rotary.
Food4Kids Donation 2014-04-13 00:00:00Z
Bill Stensson CEO Sheridan Nurseries Visits
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Mr. Bill Stensson, CEO Sheridan Nurseries presented to our club last week, celebrating Sheridan's 100th year in 2013.   From their modest beginnings in 1913, Sheridan has nine modern garden centres in the GTA and DW areas.  One of the most interesting green initiatives is that drip irrigation has replaced sprinklers & broadcast watering reducing water consumption by up to 80%!
At Sheridan, a leader means more than being the most successful or the most on-trend. It means anticipating their guests needs to improve their experience while setting an example in corporate social responsibility. They have designed an Environmental Plan that will see changes at their offices, farms and garden centres as part of a long-term commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainability.   Visit the Sheridan website 'Green Initiatives' here.
 
Mr. Stensson was also a Rotary Group Study Exchange participant some years back!  Rotary is everywhere!
Bill Stensson CEO Sheridan Nurseries Visits 2014-04-13 00:00:00Z
Spelling Bee Time!
We're got a table for 10 for the spelling bee and three great spellers:  Kat, Sandra and Alistair!  Please support our team and come out for a fun dinner.  We have 6 tickets left to fill our table of 10.  Just email georgetownrotary@gmail.com if you'd like to join us (tickets are $40 each).
 
The event is happening on Thursday, May 1 at Granite Ridge Golf Club.  Visit http://www.grategroanup.com/ for more info.
 
An old-fashioned spelling bee with a twist! Teams of three from local businesses and groups work together to spell their words, in support of a great cause – literacy in our communities. Now in its 11th year, ‘The Bee’ is an annual fundraiser for Literacy North Halton/Adult Learning Centre and  and brings together teams from Georgetown, Acton and Milton businesses and organizations in a hilarious battle for spelling supremacy.
 
Don't forget to like their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/grategroanup
Spelling Bee Time! 2014-04-06 00:00:00Z
Cashh (Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills) Visits
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Merry Little and Pat Stuart presented to our club last Friday and updated us on Cashh's mission statement, activities to assist Cancer patients and upcoming April Campaign.
 
Visit the Cashh website at http://www.cancerassistance.org/

Cashh is different
Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills is not associated with any cancer organization, nor do we receive any government grants to fund our services. We are entirely dependent on this community’s generosity and support. Our mandate is to help those touched with cancer.

Where does your donation go?
The majority of your donations go directly to our patient programs; only a small amount is used for fundraising, administration and overhead expenses.

Please be assured that your donations are managed responsibily, and stay within the Halton Hills community.

Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills 2014 Campaign Update

Letters from our VolunteersWhile it is still winter we are planning for spring!

We need your help as we get our team organized for the 2014 Campaign. 

We thank our wonderful campaign canvassers, teams and the generous people of Halton Hills who once again exceeded our goal for our annual April 2013 door to door campaign. The over $108,000 collected will ensure that our programs for practical help will be delivered with the same care and kindness that CAShh is known for.

We hope we can count on all of you this year to help keep our programs vibrant again this year.

I look forward to speaking to you soon. 

Marilyn Inglis
Campaign Coordinator
905-702-8886 or email me

- See more at: http://www.cancerassistance.org/events/campaigns/campaign-april-2014#sthash.2nuI3qti.dpuf

Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills 2014 Campaign Update

Letters from our VolunteersWhile it is still winter we are planning for spring!

We need your help as we get our team organized for the 2014 Campaign. 

We thank our wonderful campaign canvassers, teams and the generous people of Halton Hills who once again exceeded our goal for our annual April 2013 door to door campaign. The over $108,000 collected will ensure that our programs for practical help will be delivered with the same care and kindness that CAShh is known for.

We hope we can count on all of you this year to help keep our programs vibrant again this year.

I look forward to speaking to you soon. 

Marilyn Inglis
Campaign Coordinator
905-702-8886 or email me

- See more at: http://www.cancerassistance.org/events/campaigns/campaign-april-2014#sthash.2nuI3qti.dpuf

Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills 2014 Campaign Update

Letters from our VolunteersWhile it is still winter we are planning for spring!

We need your help as we get our team organized for the 2014 Campaign. 

We thank our wonderful campaign canvassers, teams and the generous people of Halton Hills who once again exceeded our goal for our annual April 2013 door to door campaign. The over $108,000 collected will ensure that our programs for practical help will be delivered with the same care and kindness that CAShh is known for.

We hope we can count on all of you this year to help keep our programs vibrant again this year.

I look forward to speaking to you soon. 

Marilyn Inglis
Campaign Coordinator
905-702-8886 or email me

- See more at: http://www.cancerassistance.org/events/campaigns/campaign-april-2014#sthash.2nuI3qti.dpuf
Cashh (Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills) Visits 2014-04-06 00:00:00Z
An Update from Chris Fiorito
Chris provided us an update on her work in Guatemala.  Read the update, with photos, here.
An Update from Chris Fiorito 2014-03-24 00:00:00Z
Creation of Hope Update
Our club recently made a donation to Creation of Hope and they have graciously sent us a note and pictures of the result.  
 
"I hope this email finds you well.
Yesterday we had our monthly food distribution and used the van for the very first time to do the round. There was no matatu and it felt so good to be able to do this exercise without considering that we had only three hours to finish the first leg. I have attached some photos of the van leaving in the morning. My son has been coming to drive each distribution."
 
Creation of Hope Update 2014-03-24 00:00:00Z
Derek Alton Visits from Tamarack
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We were privileged to have Derek Alton present at our last meeting.  Derek works with Tamarack, an Institute for Community Engagement. 
 
Derek and his team are having 'a thousand conversations' across Canada with all types of communities looking for new ways to address poverty - check out http://seekingcommunity.ca
 
Imagine: city planners designing neighborhoods to increase social capital; elderly people staying in their neighborhoods for another 5 years; mental health rates declining because neighbours are caring for each other and creating a greater sense of connection and belonging together...
 
For more information, visit http://tamarackcommunity.ca
Derek Alton Visits from Tamarack 2014-03-22 00:00:00Z
Alex Updates Us on Social Media
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Alex Hilson provided our Club with an update on current uses and future plans for social media.  Stay tuned for Alex's upcoming lesson on Facebook!  As Alex said, "some of you have been Rotarians for 45 years, imagine all the great experiences you have to share!"  Let's get the word out to everyone on how great Rotary is in our lives, and could be in their lives and the lives of people in our community.
Don't forget to like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/rotarygeorgetown
Alex Updates Us on Social Media 2014-03-14 00:00:00Z
Presentation by Nicholas Discenza of Sustainable.to
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Nicholas Discenza spoke to our club today about low cost and low energy house designs, including his winning design for homes in New Orleans. Visit his website for more info. (Plus, Nicholas was a Rotary exchange student who went to Ecudaor!) Thanks Nicolas! http://www.sustainable.to/
 
Photo: President Linda Zammit, Linda Discenza and Nick Discenza in his original Youth Exchange jacket!
Presentation by Nicholas Discenza of Sustainable.to 2014-03-08 00:00:00Z
Welcome Leslie
Barry T. welcomed our newest Club member, Leslie, by administering the 'test'.  Leslie passed with flying colours.  Welcome Leslie.
Welcome Leslie 2014-02-23 00:00:00Z
The Timleck's Visit to China
Thank you to Jane, Sandra and Barry for sharing their experiences while in China.  The presentation was fantastic and showed us history, modern day life and aspects of Chinese culture.  We also noted that Barry made it to the top when climbing the great wall, with some fanfare!
The Timleck's Visit to China 2014-02-23 00:00:00Z
Another Fantastic Gala!
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Thank you to all who donated to the silent auction, our guests and volunteers.  A special thanks to Eric and Anita Walters from Creation of Hope for their presentation.  Mark your calendars for next years event!
Another Fantastic Gala! 2014-02-16 00:00:00Z
New Facebook Community Page Launched
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We're launched a new community organization Facebook page!  Please like us at www.facebook.com/rotarygeorgetown.  A special thanks to Alex Hilson for getting us moving on this and for his inspirational quotes. 
New Facebook Community Page Launched 2014-02-09 00:00:00Z
Grade 3 Dictionaries Distributed
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Thank you to all the club members who supported the Grade 3 Dictionary program by distributing dictionaries to all the local public schools in Georgetown the week of January 20!  As you can see from the Thank You note received, they were very much appreciated. 
 
Grade 3 Dictionaries Distributed Linda Zammit 2014-01-26 00:00:00Z
Literacy North Halton Donation and Tri-Club Meeting
Literacy North Halton joined the Acton, Milton and Georgetown clubs for an excellent dinner hosted by Acton at newly renovated Acton Town Hall.  The dinner was fabulous and it was a great turnout.  After the cheque presentation by Acton and Georgetown to Literacy North Halton, Anna Liisa Johanson (Estonia) and Nicola Fiori (Italy) presented an update on their home towns and their past 5 months in Canada.  The evening ended with announcements by each club and a challenge for the three clubs to support each other by attending the 3 upcoming Rotary gala dinners (stay tuned for details!).  
Literacy North Halton Donation and Tri-Club Meeting Linda Zammit 2014-01-22 00:00:00Z
Food 4Kids - speaker Leslie Salisbury
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Leslie Salisbury joined us as our guest speaker on January 10th to provide insight into the Food4Kids program.  "A 10 year old boy waited outside the locked doors of a school breakfast program. The program was to start at 8:15 and the child stood outside at 7:15 in the dark, in the cold and alone. He explained he had not had any food on the weekend and was hungry. Could he please have some food? This child inspired the launch of the Food4Kids program."
Food 4Kids - speaker Leslie Salisbury Linda Zammit 2014-01-01 00:00:00Z
Happy New Year!
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May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Happy New Year! Linda Zammit 2014-01-01 00:00:00Z
Brent's Update from Venezuela
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Our outbound exchange student, Brent, updates us on how his exchange is going in Venezuela.
Brent's Update from Venezuela Linda Zammit 2014-01-01 00:00:00Z
Club Schedule for Updating the Website and Bulletin
Name Month  Year
Boschman, Matt  February 2014
Chalmers, Ormond  March 2014
Housel, Susan  April 2014
Deligiannis, Dino  May 2014
Discenza, John  June 2014
Edington, Ave  July 2014
Edington, Barry  August 2014
Govas, Doreen  September 2014
Chesher, Ray October 2014
Knight, Carolyn  November 2015
Lamb, Follick  December 2015
Macewan, Alistair  January 2015
Pacheco, Lee  February 2015
Price-Jones, Glenn  March 2015
Timleck, Barry  April 2015
Zammit, Linda  May 2015
Zavitz, Peter         June 2015
Bentley, Tom  July 2015
Club Schedule for Updating the Website and Bulletin Linda Zammit 2013-12-17 00:00:00Z
Thank you Tom!
Tom was presented with a small gift for hosting the Grab Bag for 15 years including 10,000 pics & newsy bites of interest, entertaining Rotarians and friends in several countries and provinces.  
Thank you Tom! Linda Zammit 2013-12-08 00:00:00Z
Another Great Party
Our annual Christmas Party at the Timlecks brought lots of guests and long-time friends.  Many thanks to our hosts Barry and Sandra!

Another Great Party Linda Zammit 2013-12-08 00:00:00Z
Building a Preschool Kindergarten in Oltpesi N. Tanzania
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Several years ago, the Rotary of Georgetown (a major contibutor to this effort) and another club in this district decided to take on the task of raising the funds to build a pre-school kindergartenin the area of Oltpesi, N. Tanzania after personally seeing the condition of the old school while on another project.
Building a Preschool Kindergarten in Oltpesi N. Tanzania Harry Hope 2013-12-07 00:00:00Z
Youth Exchange Student Lauren!
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Congratulations to Lauren who was selected from a group of outstanding applicants to become our 2014/2015 Youth Exchange Student ambassador.
Youth Exchange Student Lauren! Linda Zammit 2013-12-01 00:00:00Z
59th Annual Seniors Dinner
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Thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors and the seniors for making the 59th Annual Norm Bigg's Seniors Dinner another great success!  Special thanks to Doreen Govas of Ares Restaurant for organizing and catering this years event.  Click on 'Read more' to see all the photos!
59th Annual Seniors Dinner Linda Zammit 2013-11-15 00:00:00Z
Barb Fisk on Vocational Service
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Barb Fisk presented on the topid of Rotary Vocational Service.   For more information visit www.rotary.org/en/document/569‎.
 
 
Barb Fisk on Vocational Service Linda Zammit 2013-11-15 00:00:00Z
Veteran's Breakfast
 
Vets    
 
This is Georgetown Rotary's 39th year hosting our veterans breakfast. This year we drew 27 of our finest.  
Our speaker was Lorne Scots regiment's Mike Kase.  A 15 year veteran of operations in Yugoslavia, Kabul, Afghanistan, and peacekeeping in Bosnia.
Veteran's Breakfast 2013-11-13 00:00:00Z
Tent Rental
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The Rotary Club of Georgetown has a large tent available to local businesses, groups and individuals for special events.
This tent is available in 30' x 30', 40', 50', 60' and 70' sizes. Side curtains are available if required.
We deliver, install and remove the tent from your level, clear site for your event. 

Email us at georgetownrotary@gmail.com for more info.

Tent Rental Linda Zammit 2013-11-04 00:00:00Z
Welcome Anna!
  The Rotary Club of Georgetown welcomes Anna, from Estonia, for her year long exchange.  (Anna's on the far left in photo)
Welcome Anna! 2013-11-04 00:00:00Z
Club Brochure

Please review our new club brochure. We`d like to have one last look before we send it off to the printer for printing! Thanks for all the feedback, it`s looking great! Click here to see the latest version of the brochure.

Club Brochure Linda Zammit 2013-10-26 00:00:00Z

Sponsors

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