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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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Pop Tabs for Wheelchairs

Rotarian Jim Goodwin has been collecting aluminum tabs that he delivers periodically to the Elora Legion. Here is some background on the program: The Programme now is its 25th year has been an outstanding success, thans to the Elora Legion. Aluminum tabs arrive at the Elora Legion from all across Canada. The proceeds of the sale of the aluminum are …

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We were; We are; We will be

For the past 75 years The Rotary Club of Gravenhurst has initiated and donated to some wonderful causes. In our first year, 1937, during the depression, we distributed milk to every public school child in town. Then in the 40s we started the swim programme at Gull Lake Rotary Park and running it until the town created their own Recreation …

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Bullies are everywhere.

They became bullies because someone taught them. What do bullies do  ? What is bullying ? ”  It is a conscious, willful, deliberate, hostile and repeated behavior by one or more people, which is intended to harm others.  Bullying takes many forms, and can include many different behaviors, such as:- physical violence and attacks – verbal taunts, name-calling and put-downs – threats and …

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2012 Gravenhurst Rotary TV Auction

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25th 2012 On Cogeco Community Cable 10 This year, the Gravenhurst Rotary Club celebrated 75 years of service to the community.  We marked this milestone by dedicating Rotary Main Street at the new Centennial Center and holding a free community picnic in September at Rotary Gull Lake Park.  Several of our current members have relatives who were among …

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Rotary Goes Diamond

The Gravenhurst chapter of the Rotary Club celebrated its 75th anniversary at the Gravenhurst Opera House on Monday, May 7. The club was officially chartered back on May 3, 1937 and was the 4,243rd club chartered. The first club president was Dr. Walter Kendall and the club consisted of 22 members. The current club has 55 members and the current president is Enno Hoekstra. “It’s a great club with …

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Rotary Brat Booth Retires

Over the past 75 years our Rotary Club has sought to fundraise in many different ways.   One of our most successful, in community involvement and  in fun, has been our Rotary Brat Booth.   She started off as an unused (for many years) travel trailer.   Many hours were spent completely gutting her; fitting her with brand new insides including a …

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Rotarians & Friends Team of 24 Ready to Distribute Bicycles January 2013!

  We have a team of 24 Rotarians & Friends ready to distribute Rotary Wheels for Learning Bicycles throughout Cambodia this coming January/February 2013!! Our team is comprised of people of all ages from cities and towns across the province of Ontario, Canada! – a handful of College Students from Cambrian College in Sudbury, a mother and daughter duo from Toronto, a pair 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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