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Goderich

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:15 PM
Harbour Hill Retirement Suites
104 Suncoast Drive E
Goderich, ON N7A 0A7
Canada
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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RSS - Rotary International
Stephanie A. Urchick selected to be 2024-25 Rotary International President

Stephanie A. Urchick is selected to be the 2024-25 president of Rotary International

Recognizing a woman’s worth

Programs of Scale grant-winner Together for Healthy Families in Nigeria helps families by focusing on the fundamental needs of women

RI President Jennifer Jones crosses Canada from coast to coast to coast

Organized around several hubs, the tour started on 17 June to draw attention to the positive impact that clubs have in their communities.

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HEADLINES
 
    
 
Actors from The Drawer Boy
 
Rotarians and guests celebrated the club 60th anniversary on July 14th.  Dinner was served by the Blyth United Church women in the open air pavilion at the Blyth Lions Park before taking in the play "The Drawer Boy" by Michael Healey at the new Harvest Stage of the Blyth Festival.
Our charter member Mac Campbell was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his 60 years of Service Above Self to Rotary and his dedication to our community's development.
 
Rotary's new year began July 1st, President Aurelio Henriques handed over the gavel to incoming president Rosemary Davis at our July 5th meeting. We are looking forward to another great year.  
 
Rotarian Colleen McGregor and a Rotarian gardener in training along with several volunteers completed mulching the Jasper Memorial Garden at the beach recently. The gazebo was placed at the waterfront by Tom Jasper in memory of his wife Mary Ellen Jasper.
The successful completion of the Columbus/Victoria Parks Development Project  was celebrated on Saturday June 25 by a Donor appreciation day and pickleball tournament at the new Columbus Park courts. Highlight of the day can be viewed HERE
 
The tournament came down to the four finalists Steve Beasley, Trudy Kernighan, Tracy Smith, Mark Coulthard.
 
Winners of the Lions Centennial Cup (L-R) mark Coulthard, presented by Lions President John Grace, Tracy Smith.
 
Rotarian Bruce Thomasson and Kinsman Earl Pennington were the leads on the project for the two service clubs. Club president Aurelio Henriques presented Earl with a Paul Harris Fellow to show our appreciation for his teamwork.
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 named for Rotary’s founder, a Chicago lawyer, who started our organization with three business associates in 1905.
Rotarians often designate a Paul Harris Fellow as a tribute to a person whose life demonstrates a shared purpose with the objectives of The Rotary Foundation.  Today we have the honor and pleasure of recognizing Larry McCabe, Deb Shewfelt and John Grace (absent) as they become  Paul Harris Fellows.
 
Shown here is Aurelio Henriques a multiple Major Donor, presenter PDG David Elliott and incoming District Rotary Foundation Chair, recipients Larry McCabe and Deb Shewfelt recognizing their many years of dedicated service to our community, Janet Henry representing herself and Rotarian Mike Henry as Multiple Major Donors and Michael Strickland a multiple Paul Harris Fellow.
Absent were Doug Norsworthy a Multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Mayor John Grace a recipient recognizing his many years of service.
The waterfront has new outdoor ping pong tables.  Thanks to the generosity of Rotarian Ken McGee and wife Sylvia there are two new ping pong tables just in front of the Wheelhouse at Rotary Cove. Paddles are available at the Wheelhouse or bring your own.