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Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
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 September auctions.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
 
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September 26   President's Potluck at Jennifer Jerrett's house  5:30-7:30
 
Oct 27-30         District Conference
 
Nov 10th           Rotary Runaround  Our dine on the run excursion continues for another year
 
Dec 14              Rotary Christmas Party at Hidden Valley resort
 
Dec 21              Christmas Lunch
 
Jan 23               Blow away the Winter Blues Bowling fellowship
 
Feb 20              Family Day
 
March 31          Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Pre Show get together and Theatre Night
 
May                  Brewery Bus to Bracebridge
  
 
 
 

 
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Our Party in a Box fundraiser has been very active this summer making a significant contribution to our charitable 
givings in the community. A new Grill was recently purchased replacing two smaller versions. The picture above is of Evan 
Reeder's birthday party setup in Meadow Park.
 

 
 
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Dr David Mathies spoke to us about The Muskoka & area Health System Transformation this week
The group has been formed to investigate the integration of all Health Care in Muskoka. With the current budget in our area
of $225 million they are looking to save 5% which could be used to offset future deficits. They advocate a 2 hospital
system in Muskoka  and feel that this could be accomplished thru the cost savings that can be achieved.
Dr Mathies has asked that we keep ourselves informed via their website at muskoka.on.ca/MAHST
 

 
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District Governor Margaret Walton visited our club on September 14th to bring greetings from district 7010
and bring us up to date on many interesting aspects of Rotary International. she specifically invited us to attend 
District Conference in Muskoka this year and the International Conference in Atlanta in 2017.  The Rotary Foundation is about 
to celebrate 100 years of Serving Humanity and hopefully next year will be the year that we END POLIO
 

 
 
Phil Betts was the Rotarian of the month of August. Phil as a new member has already demonstrated
that he is more than willing to pitch in to assist whenever he can. Congrats Phil
 

 
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Our returning Exchange student Marina Tusz entertained us with all her adventures
in Barcelona Spain during her year there. She obviously had a great time and saw a great deal
of the country during her stay.
 

 
 
 
 
The Rotary Bandshell wall of Honour was unveiled on Wednesday September 7 with a good number of the donors present
An amazing accomplishment thanks to the hard work of Dr Drew Markham  Ross Kirwin Peter Redwood and Rob Saunders
 

 
 
 
The Rotary Beer Tent and BBQ was a big success at the Urban Slide event in Huntsville on Saturday August 27.  We raised $2500 from the one day event
Thanks to the 24 volunteers who took part and especially to Brandy and Kim for organizing.
 

 
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Next Wednesday September 7 at 5:30 the wall will be unveiled at the bandshell. Pictures show the masons placing the final bricks on the border.
 
 

 
 
Keith and Marta discussed how they utilised our $2500 donation from last year at our August 31 meeting
The project that they completed in 2008 bringing water from reservoirs at the top of the mountain was completely 
wiped out by a land slide during the rainy season and required complete replacement. 120 PVC pipes were purchased and with 
the help of the villagers the system was replaced. They also built 3 latrines in the squatters village.  Another $2500 was donated
for their work to continue this winter.
 
 

 
 
 
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.
 

 
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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.
 
 

 
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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
 

 
 
 
Speakers
Sep 28, 2016
Various Committee Chairs
Club Assembly
Oct 12, 2016
Andrea Johnston
Community Living Huntsville
 
 


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