What's New At Rotary Sunrise
Congratulations and a well-done to John Lawrence, a Rotary Sunrise member. He has been such a great contributor to the benefit of the community.
"John Lawrence and Darcy McKeough are the first to be named to the Chatham-Kent version of the YMCA Wall of Distinction – the highest award the association can bestow on an individual, which represents those that have been instrumental in shaping the 'Y'."
October 24th was World Polio Day, and Our Club President, Linda Goldsmith, Past President, Mary-Francis Kluka, with Assistant District Governor Don Leonard, spent the morning at CKSS. They presented the Interact club with a new Banner for their meetings and presented the club instructor/teacher, Jen Rankin, with a Paul Harris Fellow award, for her involvement with the Interact Club over the last 10 years. Pizza was brought in for Pizza for Polio, and the students learned about the efforts to eradicate Polio worldwide.
Ian, a Chatham Rotary Exchange Student to South Korea, was our guest speaker today. We saw a great slide show of his 10 months away. He is pictured with Ivan.
A beautiful day to plant a garden at Howell park. It was a big job, but we had lots of help from our Rotary international Exchange Students. Thank-you for all the help!
October 10th - Some Sunrise Rotarians descended on Wilson's Conservation Area for the Chatham Kent Children's Water Festival. This was a great way to educate kids on the importance of protecting water for future generations.
At our October 4th meeting, we welcomed William Lindsay.
He visited Rotary Sunrise to talk about his volunteer experience at Canada House at the Rio Olympics.
William has volunteered at Canada House at 4 Olympics:
and the recent games in Rio
William is formerly from Chatham and was with the Chatham Figure Skating Club.
He has a BSc from Waterloo and a MA from Wayne State in Sports Administration.
Thanks for coming to visit and sharing about your experience!
On Saturday, October 1st some of the sunrise Rotarians headed out to Talbot Trail Park in Blenheim to support the Blenheim Rotary club in a day of fellowship. We ate some Pizza for Polio because what better way is there to raise money for a good cause than by eating pizza? We put up a booth to promote rain barrels and Cleanwaterforliving.com.
If you haven't checked out our Clean Water for Living page, click to view. Water is a non-renewable resource and we need to be careful with how we use it. If you would like to do your part to conserve, consider purchasing a rain barrel by contacting us!
We had a great group of dedicated Rotarians go out for the Terry Fox Run in September. Way to go, team!
MinJoo is our current Rotary Youth Exchange student all the way from South Korea. Best of Luck, Min Joo!
Every meeting Sunrise Rotarians have the option to buy a 50/50 ticket. Everyone who buys a ticket gets to pick a card from a deck to win a bit of money. For example: If you pull a 4 of any suit, you receive $4. The pot keeps building and building every week! This week Rotarian, Paul, pulled a joker which means he hit the JACKPOT! Paul won $232 and in true Rotary style, he donated it back to the Rotary International Polio Plus campaign. Right now, for every US dollar that is donated to Polio Plus, someone will match it to help end polio worldwide.
Way to go, Paul!
Sunrise Rotarian, John Lawrence, was featured in the Chatham Voice this week.
We were treated to some exercise! The sunrise Rotarians took a stroll around Howell Park on the river across from St. Clair College. Howell Park was named in honour of Ruth and the late Max Howell.
Ruth was presented with her fourth Paul Harris Fellow. Ruth is a tireless Rotarian. She has been to India 5 times to participate in National Immunization Days. She is a great support of the Rotary Interact club at CKSS.
Thank you, Ruth, for all that you do!
We hosted our Rotary district governor on a beautiful August morning with our sister club, Rotary Club of Chatham. Michael Angelo Caruso gave a fabulous presentation on professional development.
Thanks for a great morning! It was a full house.