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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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Help Our Team of Rotarians and Friends Distribute Bicycles in January 2013

THE EXCITEMENT IS ON! – Our team of 10 Rotarians and Friends had their first Cambodia Bicycle Distribution Trip meeting this past week. We are hoping to get 10 more people to join out team. To learn more about how you can join this rewarding adventure, please visit the previous blog posting.  Lisa McCoy will be heading to Cambodia on October 30th to prepare …

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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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Giving

The Rotary Club of Gravenhurst has always been a proud supporter of our local hospital. A  new need has arisen at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie. This brand new Simcoe Muskoka Cancer Centre will service the District of Muskoka and expects to treat 65,000 patients in its first year of operation.  To assist cancer patients Rotary House was envisioned and …

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50 Rotary Wheels for Learning Bicycles for Rural Laos Children

  Rotary Wheels for Learning Field Coordinator, Lisa McCoy, is back from Cambodia with lots of news to share: 50 Rotary Wheels for Learning Bicycles for Children in Two Villages in Northern Laos The Rotary Club of Gravenhurst has sponsored 50 bicycles for children in rural northern Laos. The distribution took place in February 2012 and was conducted byAdopt a Village in Laos (AAVIL): http://adoptavillageinlaos.wordpress.com/ It …

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Surpassing Our Goal – 1097 Bicycles Distributed in Cambodia by Rotarians and Friends!

During the month of January 2012, 1097 Bicycles were distributed to needy school children in Cambodia – Thanks to the amazing efforts of our team of 19 Rotarians and Friends and all the Rotary Clubs and individual donors who supported the cause with their donations. Our 19 Rotarians and Friends came from the Bracebridge and Gravenhurst Rotary Clubs, District 7010, Ontario, Canada. The bicycles were …

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Couple donates $10,000 to Rotary’s bursary fund

via – Cottage Country Now The Rotary Bursary Endowment Fund this week received a surprise gift of $10,000 from a local couple wishing to support the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst’s effort to provide post secondary opportunities for students in Gravenhurst. The couple wished to remain anonymous. The donation was gratefully accepted by bursary endowment fund […] …read more

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