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2020 Remembrance Day Celebrations will look a little different this year, but we will always Remember.
To all those who have fought and supported our country. Thank you. Happy Remembrance Day.
 
 
 
The Rotary club of Georgetown, working in partnership with other Rotary clubs in surrounding communities, are holding an online auction from Nov 7th - 21st.
 
There are over 1,000 items available for your bidding, from electronics, fashion, hardware, hobbies, household appliances, grocery store gift cards, home décor, services, sports, and much more…are all listed at www.rotaryonlineauction.ca
 
We have been helping people in our community for 65 years. A few of the many organizations we support include Cancer Assistance Services of Halton Hills, Georgetown Hospital, Food4Kids, Georgetown Breadbasket, Halton Women’s Place, and Links2Care. All proceeds from the auction support humanitarian projects and charities within our local communities and worldwide. Please help us help others.
 
On October 3rd, 2020, The Rotary Club of Georgetown organized and led an ambitious project to plant 2020 trees along the Hungry Hollow Trail network in Halton Hills.  This initiative, “Planting For Our Future,” was part of the club’s goal to positively impact the natural environment of our town for generations while recognizing the club's 65th Anniversary. 
 
“We decided, what better way to celebrate our anniversary in 2020, than to come together with members of the Georgetown community, to plant two thousand and twenty trees,” said Mike Elsey, Club President and project lead.  “This would be ten times larger than any previous tree planting in Georgetown!”
 
The initiative was over one year in planning, involving extensive consultations with municipal government and local conservation authorities. The ever-changing landscape of COVID-19 created volunteer restrictions and several unforeseen challenges. The club adapted and persevered.
 
At 9am on October 3rd the Rotary Club of Georgetown, along with 80 volunteers, planted 1,750 trees, in thick grass, up hills, in clay and rocky soil, along the trail. Though it was VERY hard work, the day was filled with smiles, laughter, and socially distanced group pictures.  Together, with the community of Georgetown, we planted a forest.
 
While the sun was setting, our club and volunteers realized that our ambitious goal would take more than a day to achieve. Not to be discouraged, the unanimous decision was made to continue on. Finding time throughout the next week, members planted in the area. Within 6 days, all the trees had found a home in Halton Hills and the Rotary Club of Georgetown had met the goal of planting 2020 trees!
 
Our goal could not have been achieved without the funding provided by TD Friends of the Environment, the Town of Halton Hills, and a generous contribution by an anonymous club member.
 
 
Lud, our exchange student, has returned to her home in Lima, Peru, after spending almost a year in Canada.  In that time, she became fluent in English and completed 7 high school credits.  She helped with Rotary activities.  She made new friends, and enriched the lives of the families who hosted her.  She enjoyed new activities in both winter and summer.  Lud says that she loves Canada and hopes to return soon.
 
The Rotary Club of Georgetown honoured our healthcare heroes during International Nurses' Week.  
 
On Mother's Day we delivered cookies to Georgetown Memorial Hospital's Emergency Department for all the medical staff risking their own health and missing their Mother's Day festivities in order to care for others.  On Wednesday, we supplied lunch to all the staff at Mountainview Residence, who have spent many weeks on the front line of Halton Hills' COVID-19 hotspot.  We capped off the week with a Friday delivery back to the hospital with cookies for all staff.
 
We were pleased through this initiative to bring some needed business to Teddy's Greek Grill, Terra Cotta Cookie Company, and Heather's Bakery, all in Georgetown.
 
Our healthcare workers continue to put in long shifts in risky situations to care for others.  When we feel stressed about the impact on our lives of the pandemic, imagine how bad this would be without these dedicated workers in our community.  We owe them so much gratitude.
 
 
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Halton Hills is working with Halton Region, municipalities and local organizations to help the most vulnerable residents. A team of Town Staff are combining and streamlining efforts to meet community needs as they arise during the pandemic.  Several key areas have already been identified such as: food security, isolated older adults, youth services, housing, active Living/well-being and community safety.
 
A reminder that the latest local information can be found at: https://www.haltonhills.ca/covid19/  or you can share the care at: https://www.letstalkhaltonhills.ca/covid-19
 
For those looking to help immediately, the United Way has set up an (https://give.unitedway.ca/donate/WHAMIL-3) where residents can donate immediately.
 
We can connect residents to the right agency or service should they require help. If you know someone, or require help yourself, please contact Service Halton Hills at 905-873-2600. 
 
During a time like this, many people will step up to volunteer.  We are handling this delicately as residents are reminded to stay home and social distance themselves. If you would like to be placed on a volunteer registry, please contact Service Halton Hills at 905-873-2600.
 
Physical distancing is up to you. Stay safe.  haltonhills.ca
 
 
 
 
March 22, 2020
 
Hello members of the Halton Hills Community
 
During this global pandemic, all Canadians have been directed to remain in our homes unless absolutely necessary, such as to purchase groceries or needed supplies.  This presents a challenge for seniors and those with pre-existing medical conditions who are at significantly greater risk of serious illness should they contract the virus.  Those who are already socially isolated and do not have someone close by to shop for them are in a terrible predicament.
 
We wish to make the community aware that the Rotary Club of Georgetown remains active.  Here is what we are doing in response to COVID-19:
  • We have suspended all public Rotary events in the community for the time being
  • We continue to hold our regular Rotary meetings via virtual online platforms
  • We are in consultation with our local community service agencies to determine how we can best support vulnerable persons in our community.  We will soon release more information about our plans
 
It is vital that everyone in the community work together to stop the spread of COVID-19, and to keep ourselves, our neighbours, our friends and family safe
 
What can you do to stay safe and stop the spread of COVID-19?
See the following Ontario Ministry of Health links regarding:
 
Social distancing does not mean social isolation:
Consider how you can remain connected to your friends, family and work colleagues via telephone, email, social media, or the following free-to-access online meeting platforms:
 
Looking for local restaurants open for delivery or take out?
 
If you are aware of vulnerable persons needing support in our community, let us know by contacting us at:
 
Thank you and stay safe and healthy.
Rotary Club of Georgetown.
"Service Above Self"
On Monday February 17th the Rotary Club of Georgetown celebrated it's 65th Anniversary.  Current members hosted the evening, honoring Paul Harris Fellows, present and past, for their generous contributions to the Rotary Foundation. 
 
 
Another successful Georgetown Craft Beer Festival - Head for the Hills had it's biggest year yet! Close to 6,000 people enjoyed the perfect weather, great beer, cider, food and entertainment! This event is 100% volunteer run and 100% of the profits goes back into the community. Click here for more pictures of this event:  https://www.rotarygeorgetown-on.ca/PhotoAlbums/head-for-the-hills-2019
 
This event is proudly run by four of the local service clubs - Rotary Club of Georgetown, Georgetown Kinsmen, Georgetown Kiwanis and Lions Club of Georgetown.
 
 
Members of the Rotary Club of Georgetown gathered to thank outgoing president Ryan McLaughlin for his service and leadership over the past 12 months.  We are happy to welcome our new president, Rick Kritschgau, who will take over the helm July 1, 2019.  The evening also provided the opportunity to reflect on our achievements as a club this year, and to set our sights on new opportunities for fundraising and providing service to the community of Georgetown as well as to those in need  who live elsewhere in the world.
 
The Rotary Club of Georgetown supported the Jurassic Park Halton Hills event on Friday June 7, giving out free pizza to hundreds of fans who showed up to cheer on our Raptors.  While the Raptors soundly trumped the Golden State Warriors by a score of 105 to 92, our club distributed 1440 slices of pizza.  It was a great family event which contributed to a strong sense of community spirit.
 
Donations of food and dollars was provided to the Halton Hills Bread Basket.
 
A special thank you to Georgetown Toyota for providing the space free of charge for the evening.
And kudos to Emma Mann for organizing this event.
 
GO RAPTORS!
The Rotary Club was pleased to contribute to the 2019 Georgetown Hospital Foundation Gala.  The club sponsored a live auction item, a private shopping spree for two at Studio 49 in Georgetown.  The bidding on the item closed at $2,250.
 
In total, the gala raised over $140,000.  Proceeds from the event will be used to purchase vital surgical and lifesaving equipment, such as 2 new defibrillators and resuscitation carts for the Emergency Department.
 
Rotary is proud to support Georgetown Hospital.
          
 
The Rotary Club of Georgetown cares about youth in our community.  We became aware of a significant funding gap for the Intensive Youth Worker who supports young people presenting with mental health issues at the two Town-operated Youth Drop-In Centers in Georgetown and Acton.   Our club reached out to other service clubs in the area, and formed a collaborative service club group that collectively donated $18,500 to the Town, to avoid interruption or reduction of this vital service, while longer-term regional funding is sought.  Click on this link to read the article as published in the Georgetown Independent.  https://bit.ly/2waaHqe
 
 
 
Leading up to the Christmas season, the Rotary Club sold hams and cheese with all of the proceeds going to our international Impact Zambia Project.  In total, over $2,100 was raised for the project.  Additionally, 136 hams were donated to the Georgetown Bread Basket food bank. 
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