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Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of August auctions.
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August evening meeting is now in the record books for President Jen.  With numerous hiccups Jen pulled off a successful meeting and adjourned on time!
This group of honourable guest were given the pleasure of hearing about Jim Hutton our very own Math and Computer Science Graduate.
Long time friend George introduced Jim Hutton.
Jim just celebrated his 51st Wedding Anniversary with wife Elaine.  He lived in Toronto for 8 years, and has spent the last 17 years in Huntsville Ontario.  Jim worked at McClaud, Young and Weir on King Street for 10years.  Jim consulted for 5 years.
Some of Jims Rotary accomplishments included fundraising for Huntsville Hospital Day Surgery, 50 trees in Pioneer Village, Waterloo University Campus and Bingo calling on Tuesday evenings.  Jim also was involved with The Don Valley Watershed Elementary School Education Program.
Jim is also a member of the Tubac Rotary Club in Arizona.  Tubac helps local food bank, and  Fundraiser for Feast for Tubac.  Eighteen restaurants, two breweries and eight wine companies support this fundraiser.  Tubac is also very involved in their Youth Exchange Program.
Jim is owner of Hutton Investment Council.  Jim's company provides Portfolio Management catered to corporate clients.  Jim enjoyed his trip Eygpt with his wife, and he still has his Scuba Diving Certificate.
Brandy thanked Jim.
Here's the buffet you missed if you didn't attend August's evening meeting.
Gord and Keira even had a chance to have dinner together!

August 27th  Food and Beer tent at the Water slide event  11am to 7pm
August 4/5/6   4 hour shifts at the Parry Sound Baseball tourney
August 24th   Rotary Foundation Golf Tournament  Bonaire
Future possibiilty   Trip to Georgian Downs on a Sunday afternoon to see the Harness races

John Graham the OPP detachment Commander was our speaker at the July 27th meeting
He spoke about Policing in Muskoka and how analytics are now playing a very important role in putting officers in the right place at the right time.
The 45 members of the Huntsville detachment rely on the support of the Community and local groups for their success.

Janet Stead is our Assistant Governor for this year. She dropped by at a recent meeting to bring greetings from Governor Margaret Walton.

Ginny Bjorkquist is off to Belgium for a year as our outbound Rotary Exchange student this year
Have fun Ginny

Photo by Jon Snelson taken at the new Rotary Bandshell July 13 2016

It`s the start of a new Rotary year with president Jen Jerrett at the helm.
Looking forward to a fantastic year

Our dear friend and Rotary family member Don Dunton passed away on July 1 2016 with family by his side.  
Don will always be remembered for his dedication to Rotary and his many years of Service above self.
Our condolences go out to Brenda and the family.

1 July 2016 | A roundup of Rotary news
Meet the new RI president

Whenever John Germ saw a need in his hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee, he engineered a solution. He'll bring the same can-do attitude to the office of RI president.


Ian McTavish and 2 members of the robotics team at the High School demonstrated the prowess of Valkyrie the robot and let us know about their program at HHS  Very Impressive.

Hugh Holland gave us a presentation of many of the projects that our club has completed over the years
From the Muskoka Heritage place and train station to the fantastic Skate park to our latest project completed 
The Rotary Bandshell, our club has been very active in Huntsville for the 82 years of our existence.

Pamela McCluskey was the Rotarian of the Month of May  Congrats Pam.

Dave Van Gelder was the Rotarian of the Month of April for all the behind the scenes things that he does 
for the Club  Congrats Dave

Many hands make light work   In 2 hours all the sod was laid at the New Rotary Bandshell  and the watering began

Bill Pritchard was inducted as our newest member on May 18
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Huntsville 

 My thanks for all who braved the weather on Saturday May 14 to make sure our Annual road Clean up was a success.
We worked from 9 until noon, and recovered 28 bags of litter + one tire + one empty pail 
It rained the entire time, we were all soaked through and no one gave up, doing the Good Works of Rotary!!!
thanks to: Tammy, Lou, Hugh, Drew, Gord, Lea, Sandy, Barb and Me (Cam).  
Special thanks once again to Tim Horton's. 

Ian Blay and Rebecca Paul brought us up to date on Big Brothers Big Sisters Muskoka. Anyone looking for a 2-4 hour weekly commitment to helping a 6-16 year boy or girl should be in touch with them.

Kelly Hammond was awarded a Paul Harris fellowship for her fundraising efforts in the Dream Mountain Foundation.

Dr Jennifer Simpson as the witch from Shrek
Our joint musical with the Huntsville Festival of the Arts  TEN!  on stage from April 15

Our speakers this week were from the Huntsville Public Library. Sue Dixon, chair of the library board; Cortney Comeau ,Coordinator and Deb Duce
Chief Librarian spoke to us of the many partnerships programs and Services that our Library provides. Their Green initiatives won them a prestigious
award from the province recently.
They are looking forward to incorporating the recently purchased adjacent property into the many programmes that they run.

Bill Sibeon was honoured with the presentation of his Paul Harris Fellow + 3 for his considerable contributions to the
Rotary Foundation. Congratulations Bill

The D&R Construction crew  received Rotarian of the Month honours for their excellent work on the Rotary Bandshell out buildings
Peter Redwood Ross Kirwin Sandy Mackay and Doug Fairhall receive the plaques from Kelly Hammond and Kim O Grady of thew Membership committee

Aug 31, 2016
Keith and Marta
The adventures in Nicaragua
Sep 07, 2016
Our returning exchange student
Sep 14, 2016
DG Margaret Walton
District Governors vision for the new year
Sep 21, 2016
Sep 28, 2016
Various Committee Chairs
Club Assembly
Oct 12, 2016
Andrea Johnston
Community Living Huntsville

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