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Vocational Services is one of Rotary's Avenues of Service.  Vocational service calls on every Rotarian to :
Aspire to high ethical standards in their occupation,
Recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations, 
Contribute their talents to the challenges and needs of the community and society.
Club Executives & Directors
Past President
Foundation Chair
Public Relations
Club Administration
Service Projects
Noon Meeting - venue - TBA
Feb 01, 2022 12:00 PM
Mike Dawson - The History of Menesetung Bridge
Zoom Mtg - @ 6:45 pm social time - 7:00 pm mtg
Feb 15, 2022
Kathlee Murphy - Kenyan Clean Water & Girl Empowerment Project
Meeting Information

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Harbour Hill Retirement Suites
104 Suncoast Drive E
Goderich, ON N7A 0A7
Meetings are less frequent and a combination of online and open air due to COVID-19 pandemic protocols. Join us by checking the Speakers section and contacting the club secretary for a meeting link.
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Guest speaker at our Rotary meeting, Gerry O'Brien and his wife started a Cycling Without Age chapter in Goderich last summer at Goderich Place and will be expanding the service this summer.  Cycling Without Age is a volunteer organization that makes seniors feel welcome again in the communities where they might otherwise think they have been forgotten. The simple act of taking them for a bike ride reconnects them with nature, their community and the world around them. There are currently 8 trained pilots operating the service in Goderich. Gerry explained the service; local volunteers called ‘pilots’ visit homes, care and senior centers / facilities around the community and offer rides on the Trishaw. Being out in nature and with the ‘pilots’, nurtures emotional well- being. Nature rides make passengers smile, bring back their memories, and allow them to be part of society again and thereby renew their appetite for life itself. The belief is life can and should be beautiful at any age – even at 100!
We had the pleasure of having Aiden Hogervorst, a new to our club Rotarian, introduce herself to the members. Aiden is a former Rotarian from the Mitchell club who moved to our area and joined our group.  Welcome Aiden!
The Columbus Park pickleball courts project co-ordinators are pleased  to be receiving a major donation from ABC Investments.  Shown for the cheque presentation  are (L-R) Nancy Boyce, Earl Pennington (Kinsmen), John Little (owner), Bruce Thomasson (Rotary), and
Caroline Carter. 
Pete's Wagon was such a great hit last year at Christmas we decided to again add to the Christmas spirit.  Everyone can see the wagon on display at 115 St Patrick Street in Goderich from now until the New Year.
Merry Christmas to all. 
We had the honor and pleasure of recognizing members who have contributed to The Rotary Foundation.   The presentation of Paul Harris Fellow recognition is The Rotary Foundation’s way of expressing its appreciation for a substantial contribution to its humanitarian and educational programs. It is because of gifts such as this that The Rotary Foundation can carry out an array of programs that achieve beneficial changes in our world. Shown is our Foundation Chair (R) Mike Henry  who made presentations to (L-R) Lynn Fergurson, Ross Barnett, and Alice Sikma. 
We were pleased to have our good reads guru Tom Fincher of Fincher's visit our meeting December 7 and provide his suggestions for great books that are out that can provide wonderful gifts or for personal reads this Christmas.  Always entertaining and informative. We are especially appreciative for Tom's willingness to provide a selling location for our puzzle fundraisers this past year.

The Columbus Park pickleball courts project received a major donation from West Wawanosh Mutual Insurance Company to assist with the construction of a pavilion at the courts. Shown is the Chair of the board of West Wawanosh Mutual, Lloyd McGillvray, presenting the cheque to the project coordinators (L) Earl Pennington (Kinsmen) and and (R) Bruce Thomasson (Rotary).  The pavilion will make a great addition to the facility.


On November 6th a ribbon cutting ceremony took place to officially open the newly constructed
community pickle ball courts. Mayor John Grace and MP Ben Lobb snipped the ribbon to mark the
occasion. Special recognition was given by Mr. Lobb to the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for
Seniors Program that provided funding instrumental to this project’s success. Mayor Grace
acknowledged the broad grass root support from the community. A joint project lead by the Rotary and
Kinsmen Clubs, with additional financial support from the Lions Club, this effort also attracted support
from over 120 individuals and in excess of 60 businesses. The organizing committee also wishes to
thank Goderich council for its support. An inaugural tournament and grand opening event will be
planned for next year when circumstance better allow public gathering. We can then properly celebrate
this effort and in particular properly acknowledge all the donors that made this facility possible.
In the meantime you can view those donor businesses on the Goderich Rotary Club website. This state
of the art facility is already in use by the many fans of the game of pickle ball. The Goderich Pickle
Ball community is a very active and welcoming group. It looks to enjoy this fastest growing sport in
North America for the reminder of the outdoor season and then expand even further next year.
Tennis/Pickleball Courts Project
A project many years in the making, the refurbishment of the tennis courts at Victoria Park was first introduced in a re-development master plan back in 2005.  The Rotary,Kinsmen, and Lions Clubs have now stepped up in partnership to lead this long overdue renewal.  The original project has been expanded to include new Pickleball Courts at Columbus Park. Your generous support is greatly appreciated.  Be part of these great additions to our community by donating now.
Donor Recognition Board
Columbus Park Pavilion
Major Donors
Columbus Park Courts Water
Corporate/Business Sponsors