Posted by Keith Koke on Nov 25, 2019

Call Keith to take part in the door-to-door porch-light drive, or the street-corner collection. You will recall the objective/motto:                           "NO CHILD WITHOUT A CHRISTMAS"

 
Rotary Again Connects with Goodfellows Keith Koke 2019-11-25 05:00:00Z 0
We recently held another excellent Rotary Banquet with a full house at the Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Centre. Sincere thanks to everyone who attended and supported our banquet. And a special thanks to our dynamic and engaging keynote speaker, Mr. Rocco Rossi, President of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. He made some excellent points about the future of our workforce and definitely made us think. Thank you Mr. Rossi! And thanks to all who joined us. We appreciate your continued support. Here is a little more detail about the evening courtesy of Ellwood Shreve and the The Chatham Daily News.
 
Rocco Rossi Wows at Rotary Annual Banquet Alysson Storey 2019-11-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Bodnaruk on Nov 13, 2019

R.L.Stratton 2019 Scholarship

      On November 13, the Fall Student Awards and Banquet took place at the Ridgetown Campus of the University of Guelph. Sarah O'Carroll is a Graduate in Wildlife Management and currently enrolled in Environmental Management. She was presented the R.L.Stratton Scholarship by the Club's Richard Bodnaruk, representing President Paul Watson. Originally from SW Ontario, Sarah grew up in Nova Scotia has traveled and lived broadly, and has had a long interest in our planet's ecology. Sarah qualified for the $1500 scholarship by completing at least 6 Credits, maintaining a high academic standing, and demonstrating service to her community. She extends a sincere thank-you to the Club.
      The R.L. Stratton Scholarship of one of three introduced in 1985 by then President Barry Fraser, and subsequently named for the first President (1921-23) of the Rotary Club of Chatham. The others are the Ronald and Herbert Todgham Scholarship for the University of Windsor and the Rotary Club of Chatham Scholarship at St. Clair College Chatham Campus.
 
 
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Rotary Scholarships Richard Bodnaruk 2019-11-13 05:00:00Z 0 chatham,chatham-kent flood,flood,thames river,thamesville
Posted on Oct 24, 2019
Once again on World Polio Day October 24 2019, local Pizza Parlors donated a portion of their proceeds towards the Rotary and World Health Association objective of stamping out the last lingering traces of this ancient disease in Pakistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan. This year's contribution of $1600, tripled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will pay for 4 oral immunizations of 1200 children in those areas. Thanks to: Konstantino's, Andy's Place, Mike's Place, Steve's Pizzeria, Pizza Tonight, Godfather's Pizza, Original 2 Pizza, Boston Pizza, Quo Vadis Pizzeria, Pie Zano's, & Koka's Pizza. Click below for more on Pizza Day.
 
PIZZA FOR POLIO FOLLOW-UP 2019-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
Special Olympics Torch Run - Rotary Keynote May 2019 Alysson Storey 2019-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Chatham was pleased to present to the Children's Treatment Centre a cheque for $20,000. The money was raised through club members volunteer work at the Riverview Bingo Hall over the past 18 months.
 
Donation to the Children's Treatment Centre Tania Sharpe 2019-04-29 04:00:00Z 0
Xmas 2017 Social 2017-11-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Tania Sharpe on Oct 03, 2017
This year Rotary International celebrates 30 years of Women in Rotary and it is with great pleasure we announce our keynote speaker for our 78th Annual Banquet, Ms. Dianne Craig.
 
Ms. Craig, formerly head of Ford Motor Company of Canada and since January 1st, 2017 Head of Sales for the U.S. Craig's talk will focus on Today's Automotive: The Ford Journey. Craig joined the company in 1986 in an entry level field position and has held a variety of sales and marketing positions in Dearborn including advertising, product marketing, contests and incentives and field operations. Hear Craig's story about her impressive rise within one of the world's most respected automotive companies.
 
We are pleased to have one of the top 100 Women in the Automotive Industry speak at our Banquet. We hope you can join us at the John D. Bradley Centre in Chatham on November 2nd. Tickets are now on sale for $60 and can be purchased by contacting the Rotary Club of Chatham office at 519.354.8300 or rotaryc@ciaccess.com. Refreshments at 5.30pm, multi-course dinner at 7pm. All welcome!
 
 
Join us for Our 78th Annual Banquet - Thursday November  2nd Tania Sharpe 2017-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
YOU ARE INVITED TO
THE OFFICIAL RIBBON CUTTING OF ROTARY ECO-TRAIL
SATURDAY  JUNE 24  @   2:30pm
ENTRANCE TO O'NEILL NATURE PRESERVE 
AT MIDWOOD-OXLEY PARK 223 OXLEY DRIVE, CHATHAM
 
 
 
Rotary Eco-Trail in the O'Neill Nature Preserve has expanded to it's final 1.5 km length, including a bridge over Brown's Drain. The official opening hosts Chatham Rotary President Alysson Storey, and (almost) District Governor Barry Fraser will be joined by Environment Committee members and representatives of the Municipality. The Club thanks the O'Neill family, movers like Jeff Bray and Genevieve Champagne from the MoCK Parks Department. who did a lot of heavy lifting, Carolinian Canada Coalition and neighbouring residents for their community spirit.
 
 
 
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President Fannie's Swan Song, Recent Speakers 2016-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 10, 2016
We've moved, to the Links of Kent Golf Club on Indian Creek Road in Chatham's south side. It's been a long and winding road since the first meetings at the Grey-Dort Club in 1921; decades at the William Pit Hotel and Christ Church Auditorium, a shorter time at the Tree Room in the Wheel's Inn, and recently in the Rotary Lounge at the Capitol Theatre. The commonality in these otherwise uncommon venues has been the professionalism and attention afforded Rotary by our landlords and catering services, and it is much appreciated.
The Club is looking forward to welcoming prospective members, and anyone interested in joining us for lunch in the Events Centre to hear what Rotary is about.
Have You Heard? We Have Moved! 2016-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you, Chatham-Kent and visiting Beach Boy fans, for a great Evening. Picture have been added to the website - scroll down at the Left for Photo Albums.
 
 
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The official ground breaking of the future Chatham-Kent Hospice took place in Chatham on April 17. The 7 Canadian Rotary Clubs in District 6380 all support the Hospice, and in response the District has contributed grants of about $3,000 to each Club to aid in this signal project. Pictured with Hospice Fundraising Chair Jennifer Wilson are District Governor Don Riddell (Troy MI), Assistant Governor Barry Fraser (Chatham) and 2015-16 Governor Elect Henry Dodson (Auburn Hills). Watch this spot for future news.
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Posted on Mar 11, 2015
Barry Fraser and Don Leonard were singled out for honours by the Chatham-Kent Chamber of Commerce this week. Barry is of course a former Club President, current Assistant Governor, has been elected District 6380 Governor for 2017-18, and is now in addition Chatham-Kent Citizen of the Year. Sparky is our current Club President, marking his year with big fund raisers, big events, and big service commitments, and in his spare time is General Manager of Victory Ford-Lincoln. His firm has been named Corporate Citizen of the Year by the Chamber. Both are also local television personalities, appearing regularly on Cogeco with TV Bingo and taking the opportunity to talk about the service activities of the Rotary Club of Chatham.
 
Congratulations to Sparky, Laurie, Barry and Carolyn.                                
Chatham-Kent Chamber Recognises Rotarians 2015-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Bodnaruk

POINSETTIAS FOR ROTARY

The Club has partnered with Ross' Nurserymen to provide an array of great*
Poinsettias from now to Xmas. Coupons priced at $15,$25 & $35 are available
and can be gifted or used yourself at Ross'. Rotary will receive a portion of
the sale price for the Service Fund charitable causes.
See the poster under "Downloads" at the right for details.
*Yes! I picked up 2 today and they are!
 
 
Poinsettias for Rotary Rick Bodnaruk 2014-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
NO TV BINGO REMEMBRANCE DAY 2014-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
TV BINGO SUPPORT MANY ROTARIAN COMMUNITY
EFFORTS, LIKE FREE SWIM PERIODS THIS SUMMER
AND FILLED SCHOOL BACKPACKS.
PLAY THIS TUESDAY 7 PM ON YourTV
CHANNEL 6 IN WALLACEBURG AND 11 IN THE REST OF
CHATHAM-KENT, CLICK ON TV BINGO FOR MORE.
CLI POSTERS!
PLAY BINGO AT HOME OR WITH FRIENDS 2014-09-11 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 26, 2014
A number of Club members were recently recognized for their service efforts in the community and within their professions. Recipients of 2014 Ontario Volunteer Awards were: Mike Davidson, Keith Dawson, Moira Kerr, Tom McCarthy, Paul McDonell and Brian Reid. Fannie Vavoulis earned the Canadian Association of Staff Physician Recruiters award for excellence in her field, while Kelley Doyle garnered the Citizenship Award from the Ontario Association of Community Care Access Centres, citing her volunteerism in Rotary, community development, and care for our aging population. Bill Grin completed his year as co-chair of the United Way Appeal.
 
 
 
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Posted by Rick Bodnaruk on Jul 18, 2014
 
Every three years, Rotarians meet at the Council on Legislation to review and vote on proposed legislation. The Council gives us a voice in how our organization is governed.
Each Rotary district sends a representative to the Council. Representatives deliberate and act upon all proposed enactments and resolutions. Enactments seek to change Rotary’s constitutional documents, and resolutions express an opinion or make a recommendation to the RI Board.
Our own Past President and Past District Governor Keith Koke has been selected to be District 6380's representative at the next Council - a well deserved and unsurprising choice!
Our Council on Legislation Representative Rick Bodnaruk 2014-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 23, 2014
        
Sandee and Keith display a cheque for $103,691.32 made out to ShelterBox Canada, earmarked for use by typhoon victims in the Philippines. 
This represents the total donations collected for by the 7 Chatham-Kent Clubs of Rotary District 6380. Over $100K was elgible for doubling by the Canadian Government, thus providing shelter and basic utensils for over 2,000 people. Thanks to all those members and others who responded, and to the Chatham Board of Directors for our Club's contribution from the Service Fund.  
ShelterBox was started by a Rotary Club in England, and ShelterBox Canada continues to partner with individual Rotary Clubs in humanitarian efforts.
                 
200 C-K Shelterboxes for Typhoon Relief 2014-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Bodnaruk

The newest addition to Chatham-Kent’s trail system -  Rotary Eco Trail in the O'Neill

Nature Preserve was officially opened. The Thornhill Park ceremony at 114 Thornhill Crescent in Chatham saw the cutting of the ribbon at the trail head . Two Rotary Club of Chatham members did the deed - Environment Committee Chair Barry Fraser (L) and Councilman Doug Sulman, who also represented the Municipality. Joining them was a vital member of the effort, the Manager of Parks, Cemetaries and Horticulture Tom Beaton (R).

 

Also on hand were Kathryn Kielstra of C-K, Bronwen Buck of the Carolinian Canada Coalition, resident neighbours of the Nature Preserve, walkers, Rotary members, and the Press. Following the official duties, Randall Van Wagner with the Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority, who has been invaluable in cataloging the Preserve, led an interpretive tour of the attendees and their families.

This granular surface trail forms an 880 metre loop through the O’Neill Nature Preserve, formerly Paxton’s Bush.  Building the trail has been the result of a collaborative effort between the Rotary Club of Chatham, Carolinian Canada Coalition, and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.

 

The trail will be developed as an “EcoTrail.” It is an interpretive trail with a difference. Hiking and biking are good for you and the environment, but this trail will go the extra mile to help nature as well. Features along the trail will inspire users to learn more about nature in their own backyard, and to make a difference in the environment where they live, work and play. 

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