Oktoberfest 2018
 
Age of majority event, invite friends and neighbors for a fun filled evening! Proceeds to assist with tree planting at the Goderich Recreation Park.
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
Assistant Treasurer
Treasurer
President Elect
Past President
Rotary Foundation
Membership
Public Relations
Club Administration
Service Projects
Youth Exchange
Literacy
 
Speakers
Committees Meet
Sep 25, 2018
Douglas Burnard - District Foundation Chair
Oct 02, 2018
Presentations
TBA
Oct 09, 2018
Business Meeting
Oct 16, 2018
NO MEETING
Oct 23, 2018
Committees Meet
Oct 30, 2018
 
Upcoming Events
 
WELCOME TO THE ROTARY CLUB OF GODERICH
 
 
 
 
Rotarians are People Of Action, driven by a desire to create opportunities, strengthen communities, and find solutions to the tough challenges that affect people around the world.  Your time, energy, and a passion to improve your world are all you need to get involved with Rotary
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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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Rotary Monthly Themes
 
SEPTEMBER IS BASIC EDUCATION & LITERACY MONTH
 
 
 
             When you teach somebody how to read, they have that for a lifetime.  It ripples through the community, one by one.
                                                                                                              Mark Wilson               
                                                                                                             Rotary Club member
 
Worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate.  Rotarians support educational projects that provide technology, teacher training, vocational training teams, student meal programs and low cost textbooks to communities.  Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
 
 
 
HEADLINES
 
We were privileged to have our district governor Jim Schlatman and his wife Audrey visit our Rotary meeting. DG Jim outlined the year's goals and vision. He brought greetings from RI President Barry Rassinn whose theme this year is "Be the Inspiration".
Membership, public relations and RI Foundation giving are our main priorities over the coming year. Rotarians as the people of action we are: leaders who work together in communities to inspire, transform, connect, and celebrate what's possible.
 
 
 
Rotarian Jeff Wilson was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow +2  for his donations to the Rotary Foundation.
 
 
Bob Nephew, one of our 2 remaining active charter members (chartered 1962)  was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow +4 by the club as we thanked him for his many years of service to the club and our community. Bob is moving to Calgary to be closer to family. Best wishes were extended for this new chapter in his life.
 
 
On behalf of the club  president Doug Norsworthy announced the club would be making a donation to Polio Plus in District Governor Jim's name to immunize 500 children against polio as part of Rotary's on going effort to eradicate polio in the world.
DG Jim wished the club continued success.
 
 
 
 
 
 
(L-R) Lori Rounds (Deputy Returning Officer), Doug Norsworthy (Club President), Janice Hallahan (Clerk, Returning Officer), Andrea Fisher (Deputy clerk, Administrative Assistant to CAO)
 
 
Invited to our regular meeting were representatives from the Town of Goderich who spoke to us about the voting process for the upcoming  Municipal Election in October. The new process has been adopted by all municipalities in Huron County this year with the goal of making it convenient and accessible to all eligible voters. Electors will be voting by Internet and Telephone only. There will not be any polling locations and there will not be any paper ballots for the 2018 Municipal Election. Internet and Telephone Voting will be available from October 11th at 9:00 a.m. to October 22nd at 8:00 p.m. Full details are available on the town website.
 
 
 
 
                      Her Placement                                                   Her Drawings
 
Karin is our newest NGSE participant who recently arrived from Bangkok, Thailand.  She is a second year student majoring in Movie Design of Media Arts at King Mongkut's University of Technology, Thonburi Thailand. Karin has been interested in the arts since she was a child and enjoys painting, drawing, making costumes and design.  Karin hopes to build her work skills as well as to have the opportunity to improve her English language skills.  Fauxpop is her placement here in Goderich. She is looking forward to her time in Canada building her skills and learning more about her profession.  During her time here Rotarians Ross & Rosanne will take her to  Niagara with two other NGSE professional from Taiwan.  In her free time she looks forward to beach time, sail boating, fishing and hiking and other "Canadian" activities to enhance her experience.
 
 
(L-R) Doug Norsworthy, President,  Imran Khalid -  Huron County Engineering Project Manager Roads, Chris Watson - Huron County Economic Development Officer 
 
 Chirs Watson, EDO for Huron County, spoke at our meeting about Huron County's Workforce Attraction and Retention Strategy through to 2020.  The strategy looks to fill labour gaps along Ontario's West Coast.  With an unemployment rate in Huron County of 2.9% employers are having difficulties filling their job requirements.   We want to be as open and welcoming as possible to attract and keep our workforce so we can continue to grow and prosper. Our world is truly global we want to build a community that attracts business and people and makes them want to stay.
 
Imran Khalid, the Huron County project manager for Roads  came to Goderich from the Toronto area and is an avid cricket player. With his guidance the Goderich Cricket club was formed in 2017 and currently has 18 members.  The club is hoping the construct a cricket pitch at the Goderich YMCA, expand its membership, and hopes  to hold cricket matches in the area. We have the opportunity of bringing a new sport to the area that many can enjoy.
 
 
 
Picture provided by Kathleen Smith - Multi Media Journalist - Goderich Signal Star
 
(L-R) Nina R, Cara S, Colleen M, Shelley M, Adam S(in back), Jenna U, Mike H, John L, and Mike M
 
The Rotary Club of Goderich is pleased to support The Livery Theatre (Goderich Little Theatre), recently donating $10,000 to go towards a new sound system. Purchased were 6 speakers cabling and a new digital mixing board. Rotarians Colleen Murray and Mike Henry  together with representatives from the Livery were on hand for the presentation.
 
 
It is the end of an awesome year at the Rotary Club of Goderich.  As the 2018-19 Rotary year begins, Werner passes the gavel to Doug Norsworthy. Doug, in the Rotarian "Service Above Self" way, volunteered to take the position of club president when unfortunate circumstances left the club with no incoming president.  The club is looking forward to his leadership and another great year.
 
 
Doug introduced his 2018-19 executive. 
(L-R) President Doug, Treasurer - Betty Southgate, Service Projects Chair - Bruce Thomasson, Secretary - Rosemary Davis,  Membership Chair - Tom Jasper, Past President - Werner Ritgen, Rotary Foundation Chair - Mike Henry, and Club administration Chair - Aurelio Henriques. Absent:  President Elect- Colleen McGregor and Public Image Chair - Roland Archer.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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