Local Service Projects
 
 
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
 
 
 
The Rotary Club planted 20 new trees in Joseph Gibbons Park, On Delrex Boulevard, on Saturday April 27, 2019, in celebration of Earth Week.  The new saplings accompany the 19 trees the club planted one year ago in response to a challenge to all clubs around the world from Rotary International to plant a tree per Rotary member - 1.2 million trees in total.  This year’s planting was only a local club event, but represents a continuation of a new worthwhile tradition here in Georgetown.
The Rotary Club of Georgetown is thankful to the Town of Halton Hills, Department of Recreation and Parks, and Planning and Sustainability, for their support in planning this initiative.
 
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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. 
The 18th annual Rotary Veterans Breakfast was held at Ares Restaurant on Friday November 02, 2018.  There were 52 attendees in total – 20 Veterans plus their 7 guests, 9 special guests/speakers and 16 Rotarians.
 

On Thursday November 08, 2018 the Rotary Club of Georgetown celebrated the 64th Annual “Norm Bigg” Senior Citizens Dinner at the Living Hope Alliance Church.  This year, 250 senior citizens were treated to a delicious meal and entertained by the Georgetown Seniors Centre Band.  This is the Rotary Club’s way to acknowledge and give thanks to those who have contributed to the vibrant and caring community that Georgetown is today. This project is the longest, continuous-running dinner in Rotary International’s 35,727 clubs worldwide.

On February 17, 2005 the Rotary Club of Georgetown reached the milestone of providing service work to the town of Georgetown for 50 years.  On June 30, 2005 the Rotary Club of Georgetown was presented with the prestigious Rotary International Significant Achievement Award for outstanding service in the community for holding the annual Senior Citizens Dinner for 50 consecutive years!

On September 15, the Rotary Club of Georgetown, in partnership with other service clubs, hosted the fourth annual Head for the Hills Craft Beer Festival in Georgetown.  There were 42 breweries present, 15 gourmet food trucks, and live entertainment all day.  Mother Nature cooperated, providing a hot humid day, perfect for tasting a few beers.
About 5,300 people attended the event, which was supported by over 165 volunteers.  Proceeds went to Food4Kids, The Georgetown Hospital Foundation, Cancer Assist Services of Halton Hills, and Field of Dreams and to fund other local projects of the four host service clubs.
 
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Mark your calendars for the upcoming festival which will be help on Saturday September 14th from noon until 6 pm at the Trafalgar Sports Park.
The Rotary Club of Georgetown was thrilled to sponsor the pancake breakfast at the Town of Halton Hills Bike-it-to Market event on Saturday, June 16th.
 
Rotarians had fun flipping pancakes, along with coffee and McDonald's "Orange Drink" provided FREE of charge to any cyclist, who pedalled to Market.  Fun day engaging with the community.
 
 
 
 
The Rotary Tree Planting challenge was initiated when the President of Rotary International, Ian Riseley (Rotary Club of Sandringham, Australia), asked ALL 1.2 million Rotarians across the World to plant ONE tree. In response, the Georgetown Rotarians set out to contribute to this goal by organizing a club tree planting event. 

On April 28th, in celebration of Earth Week, 19 members of the Georgetown Rotary Club and volunteers gathered to plant 19 trees in Joseph Gibbons Park, on Delrex Boulevard. (Tree varieties include: Red Maples, Sugar Maples, Paper Birch, Red Oak). Georgetown Rotarians are thrilled to contribute locally to the Rotary Tree Planting Challenge, as the
outcome Worldwide is significant. Our collective efforts will result in over a million trees placed in forests and open park spaces which are under threat from disappearing.
 
“Environmental sustainability…is, and must be, everyone’s concern.” 2017-2018 RI PRESIDENT IAN RISELEY.
 
We would like to thank the support received by the Town of Halton Hills, Recreation and Parks and Planning and Sustainability as we planned our tree planting event.
 
We plan to do more in the future! If you are interested to contribute to a future tree planting please contact our club http://rotarygeorgetown-on.ca/
 
Please also watch our video which captures our event. 
https://www.facebook.com/rotarygeorgetown/videos/1819662841423854/
 
 
 
Head for the Hills Craft Beer Festival will be held on Saturday, September 14th 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
The Rotary Club provided a donation of $5000 to the Georgetown Hospital Foundation, supporting their $1.5 million Project X campaign to acquire updated digital x-Ray technology.  To acknowledge the donation, and provide comfort to those attending the hospital, a bench has been installed outside the main entrance of the hospital.
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.

 
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.
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
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!
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. 
 
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!).  
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!
 
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.