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Youth Service Month
Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders. Our programs help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service.
Live, original, Canadian, Theatre.  Shown with our club President, Doug Norsworthy, is Gil Garratt the Artistic Director of the Blyth Festival Threatre.  The guest speaker at our regular meeting, Gil, shared with the club brief snippets of this year's plays, some special events being planned and a new Deeper Roots Series of talks, panel discussions, presentations, receptions, and artist talkbacks over the season.  Of special note is the 45 years celebrations taking place. A season not to be missed.
(L-R) Doug Norsworthy, club president, Larry McCabe, CAO for Goderich,  Andrea Fisher, Deputy Clerk/Administrative Assistant to CAO
We were pleased to invite Mr Larry McCabe, Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Goderich, to our Rotary meeting.  Mr. McCabe shared with the group information about P3 Projects.  P3 Projects are “Public Private Partnerships” which are a long-term approach to procuring public infrastructure where the private sector assumes a major share of the risks in terms of financing and construction, from design and planning, to long-term maintenance.   The Canadian model of Public-Private Partnerships (often called P3s) is considered one of the most successful in the world. There have been major political commitments to P3s across Canada, and among governments at the federal, provincial and municipal level.  For us the Port of Goderich Expansion is an example. Mr McCabe updated the group on progress,  and future plans for the habour.  There was an active Q&A on many topics of interest to business and residents alike.
On March 14 Cyclone Idai devastated much of central Mozambique and parts of Zimbabwe and Malawi. In addition to the growing number of dead and homes destroyed, cases of Cholera have risen from 5 on March 27 to over 1000 by April 2 and over 4700 by April 11. In addition over 700,000 Hectares of crops ready to harvest have been destroyed!
The Rotary Club of Grand Bend’s Global Literacy Committee is preparing a 40’ sea container for shipment to the Rotary Club of Donda, near Beira Mozambique. Rotary Clubs will distribute the goods to those in most need. Container and Shipping costs will be $10000. Container will be loaded in Cambridge in early May and will include:
Dried Soup Mix from Ontario Christian Gleaners http://www.ontariogleaners.org/ 
Kidney Beans from Ferguson Bros. of St. Thomas http://www.fergusonbros.com/
Gloves, Isolation Gowns - Warehouse of Hope https://www.warehouseofhope.com/
Milk Bag Mats from all over (additional needed)
Women’s menstrual kits from the Exeter HUGS group
Baby kits made by Westover Layettes
Medical items from the Stratford Medical Depot & Jean Aitcheson
This container is only possible thanks to the support of our product donors above and our Partner - The Rotary Club of Stratford Charitable Foundation. Financial assistance from Rotary Clubs in Stratford, Port Elgin, Goderich, London, Sarnia, Southampton Watford and D6330 Passport Club.
Would You Like to Help?
Donations to this project will receive a tax receipt. Please make your cheque payable to The Foundation for Education Perth Huron and send it to box 1261 Grand Bend ON N0M 1T0 or donate online at http://bit.ly/GlobalLiteracyProject
 Brian Hall Rotary Global Literacy Project Rotary Club of Grand Bend 519-238-6116
Meeting Information


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Harbour Hill Retirement Suites
104 Suncoast Drive E
Goderich, ON  N7A 0A7
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Swinging for Kids Charity Golf Tournament
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Dave Cook - Historian
May 21, 2019
Creation & demise of the AVRO Arrow
Kathy Scanlon/One Care
Jun 04, 2019
Services Provided
Suzanne - Exchange Student
Jun 11, 2019
All About Me
Business Meeting
Jun 18, 2019
Maitland Air Cadets
Jun 18, 2019
Europe Battlefields Trip
Jun 25, 2019
Alice Sikma
Jul 02, 2019
Getting to Know me
Mark Fewer
Jul 09, 2019
Stratford Summer Music
Business Meeting
Jul 16, 2019
Mikayla Skyring
Jul 23, 2019
YMCA Celebration of Youth Award/ Environmental Project in Peru
DG Tony Sheard
Sep 17, 2019
Club Visit
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Fathers turn pain into healing solutions

Rotary 110th convention brings world to Hamburg

Rotary brings the world to Hamburg  One of the city’s largest and most multi-cultural conventions will bring €24 million HAMBURG, Germany (30 April 2019)

Community Involvement Award Receipient
Rotary Club of Goderich receives the Communities in Bloom, Goderich committee, Community Involvement Award for our service work of beautifying the town.
The Forget Me Not garden has been planted and maintained by the Rotary Club for the Alzheimer Society for many years. Colleen McGregor and her team of  gardeners  provide weekly care and nourishment.
The garden is located at the Lion's Lookout at the top of North Harbour Road.  The Town of Goderich supplies the plants for the garden and created a new gravel path within the garden to allow both workers and visitors a more interactive viewing of the flowers.
 The Rotary Foundation Donation Awards for 2017-18
Club members were recognized for their generous donations to the Rotary Foundation during 2017-18.  The Rotary Foundation transforms these gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.
PDG Martin Ward and AG Dianne Yundt visited the club to present the awards to the club for the 2017-18 Rotary year. Club Foundation chair Mike Henry accepted on behalf of the club.