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Tanner Family gives back to our youth

GRAVENHURST — The Gravenhurst Rotary Club Education Bursary fund continues to grow in leaps and bounds. Rotary fund chair Ken Little, left, accepts Tanner family cheque for $9,000 from Gordon Tanner, left, and his parents Doug and Ann. Rotary fund chair Ken Little, left, accepts Tanner family cheque for $9,000 from Gordon Tanner, left, and his parents Doug and Ann. …

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Rotary Opens 2013 with New Challenge

Neil Etienne via Cottage Country Now Gravenhurst’s largest charitable fund is quickly churning toward its first million dollars. This past Monday, Jan. 7, Gravenhurst Rotary’s Bursary Endowment Fund committee chair Ken Little announced through gentle tears another anonymous $200,000 donation to the fund has been received and if matched by Dec. 31, 2013, it means that […] …read more

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Isabel Heels Memorial Bursary and Hospital Foundation Commitment Completed

Neil Etienne via Cottage Country Now It’s a little bit of give and take that makes the world go around. Accepting one generous donation for $25,000 with their right hand and passing out another $10,000 with the left, the Gravenhurst Rotary Club bolstered two community funds Dec. 17, just in time for Christmas. With this […] …read more

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Rotary Completes 50k Pledge

It’s a little bit of give and take that makes the world go around. Accepting one generous donation for $25,000 with their right hand and passing out another $10,000 with the left, the Gravenhurst Rotary Club bolstered two community funds Dec. 17, just in time for Christmas. With this past Monday their last business meeting of the year, members of …

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Bill and Dora Rathbun Issue Challenge

Bill and Dora Rathbun have challenged other members of the community to donate to the Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund. With his donation he sent the following message: ‘Several months ago you announced the exciting news that an anonymous resident had challenged the Rotarians to match his/her donation towards the Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund. I wish […] …read more

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Major Donation Rolls Rotary Fund Over

Neil Etienne via – Cottage Country Now It’s no small victory for Rotary, for the local impoverished and certainly not for Little. Biting back his tears of joy this past Monday, Sept. 10 during the Rotary Club’s lunchtime meeting, Rotary member Ken Little, chair of the club’s Community Bursary Endowment Fund, announced that thanks to […] …read more

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Phyllis Williams Donates $100,000 to Fund

So when the Gravenhurst Rotary Club started its Education Endowment Fund, she called Ken Little and said she wanted to make a “little donation.” That little donation turned out to be $100,000. And Monday, she made it official with a cheque presentation at the club’s weekly luncheon meeting at the Opera House, where she received a standing ovation. She was …

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Town donates endowment funds to Rotary bursary

Neil Etienne via – Cottage Country Now The late Terence Haight would likely be proud. The first of the late resident’s $1-million-plus donation to the Town of Gravenhurst is in the recipient’s hands, as council members joined with local Rotary members at the Opera House July 30. Mayor Paisley Donaldson, surrounded by fellow members of council […] …read more

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Town donates endowment funds to Rotary bursary

Town donates endowment funds to Rotary bursary. ETCHED. The first funds given out from the Terence Haight bequest to the Town of Gravenhurst were passed on to the Rotary Club’s Community Bursary Endowment Fund July 30. From left to right at the presentation were council members Lola Bratty, Joe Donoghue, Rosemary King, Jeff Watson, Mayor Paisley Donaldson, endowment fund chair Ken …

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Donors hope one good turn will earn another

Neil Etienne via – Cottage Country Now The Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund has been given the most generous of gifts, and also a challenge for the community for the next year. Members of the local Rotary club’s endowment fund were thrilled to receive a $200,000 anonymous donation with a catch that will hopefully further boost […] …read more

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