WELCOME TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF GODERICH
 
 
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HEADLINES
 
Pictured with our club president, Doug Norsworthy is our exchange student Suzanne Thierry from France.  As Suzanne 's year draws to a close, she spoke to the club about her family and culture,  and her most enjoyable experiences and impressions about living here in Canada.  Susanne is very athletically inclined, passionate about basketball, and is watching the Toronto Raptors NBA finals.
 Leaving in July at the end of her exchange Susanne will be returning to Canada in the fall to attend Laval University in Quebec and plans on visiting her Canadian friends in Goderich as often as she can.
 
Rotary maintains one of the flower gardens in the town of Goderich.  Rotarians were out last week planting the flowers. 
 
Shelley McPhee-Haist, Communications & Engagement Specialist at One Care, was guest speaker at our regular rotary meeting this week.  ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services is a community based, charitable, not-for-profit health organisation providing supportive care to families in Huron and Perth Counties and surrounding area. The agency was formed in 2011 when three long standing Huron and Perth organisations came together as ONE CARE.  One Care helps older adults and  people with health challenges live at home within a network of support in a caring community setting.
A wide range of services are provided for a healthy life.
We know seniors and people with disabilities want to be at home as long as possible,  this is the agency that helps ensure that happens.
 
 
WOULD YOUR FAMILY LIKE TO HOST A ROTARY EXCHANGE STUDENT

We are seeking host families for our incoming exchange student for the Rotary year Sept 2019 to July 2020.  Your family may have young children, teenage children, or no children living at home.  All that is expected is that you provide a friendly caring home that includes accommodation and meals. Our student is a girl from Poland this year. 
Host families voluntarily open their homes to our students for a period of time during the students stay.  The time provides an opportunity for everyone to develop lifelong friendships.  Exchange students are between the ages of 15 and 18 years and must attend secondary school in Goderich.
Rotary provides a well managed infrastructure to support our student, and host family and everyone else involved in the exchange. 
 
Like to know more? Contact us.
 
Pictured with Rotarian Aurelio Henriques, is Dave Cook, former newspaper reporter, radio broadcaster, municipal councilor for Mississauga, and author of  several books, two of which "Fading History volumes 1 & 2 include  the history of AVRO and the Arrow, CF100 and C102, the AVROCAR (flying saucer), and the manufacturer of the Lancaster bomber.
Invited by Rotarian Mac Campbell Mr Cook shared his historical perspective of the Arrow. 
The Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow (the Arrow) was a supersonic interceptor jet aircraft designed and built in the 1950s by A.V. Roe Canada (Avro). ... Though the Arrow was widely praised for its power and beauty, the program was cancelled in February 1959 by the government of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker.
 
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.
 
 
 
Meeting Information

Goderich

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Harbour Hill Retirement Suites
104 Suncoast Drive E
Goderich, ON  N7A 0A7
Canada
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Speakers
NO MEETING
Jun 25, 2019
Kunle Onabanjo, Trudy Kernighan
Jul 02, 2019
Huron county immigration Partnership
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
NO MEETING
Jul 30, 2019
Alice Sikma
Aug 06, 2019
Getting to Know me
David Yates, Author Historian
Aug 13, 2019
Out of the Woods
Business Meeting
Aug 20, 2019
Dean Nisbett
Sep 03, 2019
Nicaruagua Mission
Heather Boa
Sep 10, 2019
Huron & Area Search & Rescue - HASAR
DG Tony Sheard
Sep 17, 2019
Club Visit
Wendy Yamamoto-Chapman
Oct 01, 2019
Bluewater Recycling
 
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CLUB RECOGNITION
 
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.