Volume 21, Issue #10, March 19th, 2019 
Courtesy of the Chatham Voice (March 13th, 2019)
Rotarian Betty Manso (right) presents a Chatham-Kent Public Library Literary Angels book in thanks to Mary Lou Crowley, Foundation of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.
This past week, we had the honour of hearing from Mary Lou Crowley, President & CEO of the Foundation of CKHA. The Foundation of CKHA is this year's recipient of our proceeds from our annual Rotary for Roses fundraiser. 
As Mary Lou reminisced sadly at the beginning of her presentation, being able to receive cutting edge treatment in our home community of Chatham-Kent is a blessing.
Mary Lou watched as a child as her mother gave birth to her younger brother Joey three short days after burying Mary Lou's father. Her mother was later diagnosed with the first of five brain tumours six months to day after the birth of her brother Joey. 
Mary Lou was one of seven children growing up outside of Peterborough, born to a farmer and a registered nurse. She spent much of her childhood watching the ambulance take her mother to St. Mike's in Toronto for treatment, hoping that she would return home again. 
At a younger age, Mary Lou and her siblings grew up separated, taken care of by aunts and uncles, as her mother lived in a nursing home, much too young to be living there. 
As Mary Lou encapsulated, being a fundraiser is more than just a job for her. It's not about the glory of attending events or fundraisers, it's about making a difference in people's lives. 
Since our club's inception, we've provided the Foundation of CKHA with more than $50,000 including supporting such initiatives as the Make the Right Investment (MRI) campaign, Physician Recruitment, and Pediatrics. 
Mary Lou acknowledged that the two highest cancer incidences in Chatham-Kent are colorectal and lung cancers. Overall, the Oncology Department at CKHA received more than 3,200 visits in the 2017-2018 year.
Much like Mary Lou's story, my mother lost her own mother at 11 years old in 1972 due to colorectal cancer and lost her less a year old brother Edward due to scarlet fever in 1966. 
Today, I'm thankful that we have the medical technology we do in Chatham-Kent.  And proud to announce that RM Classics selected the Foundation of CKHA as the beneficiary of the proceeds of the Sam Roberts concert held at this year's RetroFest. 
Mary Lou has invited us to take a tour of the Oncology department to see first hand the impact our donation will have on cancer and patient care. 
Sunrise President Elect Kate Do Forno (second row, far right) with the 2019-2020 Rotary Presidents at 2019 Great Lakes Rotary PETS.
Sunrise President Nominee Ken Bechard (front row, far right) with DG Jane McManus, RI President Elect Mark Maloney, & DGE Sparky Leonard to his left at 2019 Great Lakes Rotary PETS. 
March 20th, 2012
Mar 19, 2019
World Water Day!
Mar 26, 2019
A Rotarian's Classification
Apr 03, 2019
Annual Fundraiser
Apr 09, 2019
EmployerOne survey results, Chatham Kent Workforce Planning Board
Apr 16, 2019
Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Apr 23, 2019
Getting the most out of your Chamber of Commerce!
Apr 30, 2019
100 Women Who Care Chatham-Kent
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We currently have 134 dozen roses sold (87 sunrise, 37 red), which means we have 966 dozen left to sell! We are two weeks out from April 3rd. 
Margaret Campbell reminded us that cash or cheque are easiest for her to process, and John Schinkel also reminded us that we can collect e-transfers! 
Customers can also submit rose orders to the Foundation of CKHA desk at 9 Ursuline Avenue. They can accept cash or cheque orders on our behalf :)
Roses for Rotary Order Forms!
RYLA Rotarian Camper Application
Roses for Rotary_Fax_Form
Kelley & Derek Robertson along with "Pie Man" Ron Corstine have been regularly cooking Monday night dinner for the men at the Chatham Hope Haven on the third Monday of the month. Kelley mentioned this morning that there is a desperate need for assistance cooking dinner on Friday nights at the Hope Haven. Kelley is looking for volunteers to assist on Friday, March 22nd, 2019, and potentially this could be an ongoing Rotary commitment to the Hope Haven once a month. Ps. Ron has great recommendations for pie ;)
Sunrise Rotarian Blake Vince with DGE Erna Morain (District 6000, Iowa) at North Central PETS in Ames, Iowa. March 14th, 2019
RYLA is accepting applications for Volunteer Rotarian Campers to act as Chaperones. Please contact Paul Toepp to apply at ptoepp@cbwm.com with your application form. The application form is located with the Roses for Rotary order forms above. 
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Women in Rotary. 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Join Date
Blake Vince
March 20, 1998
21 years
Darrin Canniff
March 20, 2018
1 year
Roger McRae
March 20, 1998
21 years
Linda Goldsmith
March 22, 2005
14 years
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