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
NO MEETING
Oct 23, 2018
Committees Meet
Oct 30, 2018
Ryan Erb, John Clarke, John Grace
Nov 13, 2018
The United Way - Ignite Possibilities
 
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
 
Economic and Community Development Month
 
 
 
 Provided by  Michael Milston 
 
The ultimate resource in economic development is people.  It is people not capital or raw materials that develop an economy.
Peter Drucker
 

Rotary members train people to become resources for their community, offering networking activities, advice on new business development, and mathematics and financial management training.

 
 
HEADLINES
 
(L-R) Mike Henry (Club Foundation Chair) Doug Burnard (District Foundation Chair) Doug Norsworthy (recipient and club president) Norman Pickell (recipient)
 
|At our regular meeting we were pleased to have as our guest District Foundation Chair Doug Burnard who presided over our donor recognition event.  Doug Norsworthy and Norman Pickell became Bequest Society members by pledging to  give $10,000 or more via their estate plans. Bequest Society members are recognized with an engraved crystal recognition piece and a Bequest Society pin.
 
 
(L-R) Mike Henry, Club Foundation Chair, Rosemary Davis (recipient), Doug Burnard (District foundation Chair)
 
Rosemary Davis was recognized as a Multiple Paul Harris Felllow (P+1) for her donations to the annual fund, polio plus, or an approved Foundation grant. Absent but also recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow was Ian Harper. Paul Harris Fellows are recognized with a Paul Harris pin.
 
 
                  
 
Doug Norsworthy (club president) presents Marianne Hogan a representative of the St Joseph's Kingsbridge Centre fundraising committee with a cheque  from the Goderich Rotary Club to help with sponsoring  the upcoming event "a John McDermott Family Christmas" being held at the Community Centre November 24, 2018.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
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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