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Rotary Monthly Themes
Vocational Service Month

Vocational Service focuses on:

Adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including fair treatment of employers, employees, associates, competitors, and the public.
The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, not just those that are pursued by Rotarians.
The contribution of your vocational talents to solving the problems of society and meeting the needs of the community.
Through vocational service, we can truly exercise "Service Above Self" by contributing our professional expertise in our communities and around the world.  Promoting integrity through ethical behavior is also an  essential part of what it means to be a Rotarian.
Invited to our inaugural  meeting of the new year our guest speaker was Kimberley Payne, who has been Executive Director of the South Huron Hospital Foundation since 2013. Pictured here with our Club President Doug Norsworthy, Kim has had a long and distinguished career with community minded organizations such as  the Stratford Chefs School, Tilbury Information and Help Centre and Huron United Way among numerous others.   Kim is passionate about community involvement , making communities better, making a better world.
She shared with us the ideals of service and how to apply it to every day life.
(L-R) Colleen McGregor, President-elect and Pat Clifford, President St. Vincent de Paul, Goderich
Colleen McGregor, President-elect and Captain Laura Hickman of The Salvation Army , Goderich 
President Elect Colleen McGregor delivered  donations to the local  Food Bank/Christmas Hamper Programs from the Rotary Club of Goderich.  We know families feel added pressure at this time of year to provide a special Christmas.  By providing funding we're hoping to lighten the load helping them to enjoy the holiday season.
With Christmas not far away we were fortunate to have as our guest, Tom Fincher of Fincher's, a master of great reads, who brought suggestions for books for all ages to give or just enjoy.  Tom has an uncanny knack for knowing what readers want from a broad range of genres.  Pictured with Tom is our club president Doug Norsworthy. 
The Maitland Air Cadet Squadron is marking its 40th Anniversary.  The squadron is planning a trip in the March Break 2019 to Canada's Battlefields in Europe.  Twenty travellers are raising $18000 towards the total trip cost of $67000.  Pictured here is our president elect Colleen McGregor (centre back), with some of the cadets who are making the trip, presenting the Club's donation of $1000 in support of their efforts. This is a great educational opportunity for a group of deserving young people.
(L-R) Club President Doug Norsworthy, District Governor Elect Tony Sheard,
ShelterBox  Canada Ambassadors Rick Offord & Rob Munden
Guest speakers at our Rotary meeting were ShelterBox Canada Ambassadors Rick Offord and Rob Munden, also Rotarians of the Thornbury-Clarksburg Rotary club.  ShelterBox Canada and Rotary International are project partners in disaster relief.  ShelterBox Canada is a registered charity, part of the global ShelterBox network that provides emergency disaster relief around the world.  They work closely with local organizations, international aid agencies and Rotary Clubs worldwide. Rotary’s International partnership enables Rotarians to connect their own community directly with disaster-affected communities around the world. We were please to provide a donation to support the work of ShelterBox Canada.  See more details here
ShelterBox Canada
The aid we supply comes in the form of ShelterBoxes and ShelterKits. Our sturdy green ShelterBoxes contain family-sized tents specially designed to withstand the elements and provide people with temporary shelter until they are able to start the process of rebuilding a home. Our ShelterKits contain all of the essential tools people need to start repairing and rebuilding homes straight away.
That’s not all. We know that a home is much more than bricks and mortar or tarpaulin and tent pegs. Our kits and boxes contain the items that help transform shelter into a home, like cooking sets, solar lights and activity sets for children.”
Christmas is coming and with it the season of giving and sharing.  Pictured are Trish Harris, Huron Perth CAS, and Karen Kirk, Manager of the Goderich Bureau accepting toys donated by the Rotary Club from Club President Doug Norsworthy.
The Swinging for Kids Charity Golf Tournament hosted by the Rotary Club of Goderich and Goderich-Huron YMCA  last August 17, 2018 was a great success.  Rotarian Gary Gravett presents Anne Marie Thomson, General Manager and Brittany Kueneman, Community Engagement Coordinator at the  Goderich YMCA with a cheque for $2843.87
(L-R) John Grace (Chair GCC), Colleen McGregor (Club President Elect, John Clarke (Manager , Resource Developement and Community Impact)
The United Way Perth-Huron 2018 campaign is well underway running until March 2019.  We were pleased to have at our meeting today the Chair of the Goderich Community Committee, John Grace and the newly hired Manager of Resource Development and Community Impact of the GCC, John Clarke, who shared with us the mandate of the committee; to identify social issues directly impacting the Goderich area .   The goal through community consultation over the next year is to develop and put in place a strategy to deal with our most pressing needs.  It was stressed the monies raised by our community stay in the immediate area.  The fund raising goal for Goderich is $67000 of a UWPH goal of $1.44M.
Meeting Information


Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Harbour Hill Retirement Suites
104 Suncoast Drive E
Goderich, ON  N7A 0A7
District Site
Venue Map
Photo Albums
Business Meeting
Jan 22, 2019
Regular Meeting
Jan 29, 2019
Lynn Ferguson
Feb 05, 2019
China Travels
Erin Schooley & Capt Laura Hickman
Feb 12, 2019
Business Meeting
Feb 19, 2019
Stephen Tamming
Mar 05, 2019
A Visit to Isreal
The Honorable John Grace - Mayor of Goderich
Mar 12, 2019
The Vision for Goderich Looking Ahead
RSS - Rotary International
Connecting the world

2019-20 RI president announces his presidential

Rotary peace fellow helps refugees fleeing Myanmar

Resources for refugeesRotary peace fellow helps refugees fleeing

Rotary honors UK Prime Minister Theresa May

Rotary recognizes UK Prime Minister Theresa May with polio champion

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.