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St. Marys

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 6:30 PM
Rotary Parkview building
22 St. Andrews St. N., St. Marys
Parkview banquet hall, lower level east entrance
St. Marys, ON  N4X 1C5
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Mailing Address: 12-20 Huron St. N, St. Marys, ON  N4X 1C5
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Oh what a party! Well done and congratulations to Len Hawkins and his committee. A big thank you to Janice Mitchell, our caterer, our volunteers and our sponsors - Ulch Transport, Vet Purchasing, Waghorn Stephens & Sipos. Thanks to Rotarian Ray Bennett for showing up with his Rural Urban suit. We enjoyed seeing it again. The live auction brought very active bidding when it came to Janice Mitchell's 8 homemade pies. Who would have thought we could receive bids of $40 per pie which turned out to be the steal of the evening let alone $100 each and then the last two pies brought in $130 each. Our District Governor, Nancy Ottwell, was delighted to be the lucky bidder at $130. We are certainly appreciative of the spirit of our audience who grasped the idea that this fun was all in the name of charity. The community will benefit from their generosity. We used to talk about the cinnamon buns that went for $65 per dozen. Now the pies will be the talk of the town.
Doug Fread, Chair of the Awards Committee announced two winners of the 'Service Above Self' award: Linda Schuyler and PDG Maurice Oliver, pictured below receiving their plaques from Ray Bennett:
Our keynote speaker Tim MacDonald was very interesting as he told the story of finding the Erebus, one of Sir John Franklin's lost ships.
The refitted trawler used to find the Erebus, one of Sir John Franklin's lost ships.
Tim MacDonald and Rotarian David Cunningham
Perhaps you might be interested in seeing two pieces of Arctic porcelain depicting the Franklin ships from a Rotarian's collection.

In celebration of Youth Services, here are some recent photos of our Inbound/Outbound Exchange Students. Do you recognize these inbound/outbound exchange students?
Joep Heddes (The Netherlands) Laura Vink and Angelica (both 2016-2017 outbound students) 
and Keely Iles (Australia) with Kevin Oliver (participant in '2016 Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders)
enjoy the 2016 90th Rural Urban Event in St. Marys.
Analee Leavitt and her new friends. 
Billy Strathdee and his friend in Athens.
Brett Dill out diving and enjoying the water. 

Purpose : The Seminar For Tomorrow’s Leaders is a youth service program Rotary international District 6330, with clubs in Michigan and Ontario. The Seminar combines lectures and discussions on career knowledge, international understanding, service opportunities, small group leadership and team development experiences and exercises. The program's been designed only for students who already shown leadership interests and skills. The effectiveness of the program depends upon the commitment of every student participant to be fully involved in every minute of the planned activities. Sharing of leadership experience and ideas with other student leaders, under the guidance of university student counselors is a vital part of the dynamic of this program. The Seminar will provide a very full program. There will be morning, afternoon, and evening sessions, with very limited free time.
History: The Seminar For Tomorrow's Leaders was begun in 1961 by Past District Governor, the late Herb J. Farrow, a London East Rotarian, who observed a similar program and recognized its potential value for student leaders in the District. His idea was enthusiastically supported by a recommendation from Lapeer Rotarian, Frank White. Thus the District 6330 program is older than most Rotary Youth Leadership Award (RYLA) programs now held throughout the world. The Seminar became coeducational, and moved from church camps to college campuses in 1981. Facilities at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada, and campuses in Michigan, USA, have been used since 1981.
Criteria for selection of participants: Each Rotary club may establish a youth committee, assign responsibility to an existing committee or director. The club then determines the number of participants it will sponsor. At this point, the club works with secondary school principals and counselors to choose the student leaders who will attend the Seminar. It should be emphasized that the choice of genuine leaders from schools is critical to the success of the program. Wherever possible, clubs are encouraged to send equal members of young men and young women. Schools would be well advised to recommend students are in the next‐to‐last secondary school year (Grade 11). In this way the outcomes of their leadership experience can be of significant benefit to the school and its programs in the following year.

2016 Rotary District Conference
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Welcome to our Rotary Club! 


May 30, 2016
Lynn Hainer
New member classification talk
Jun 20, 2016
Bruce Radford
New Member Classification Talk
Jun 27, 2016
Farewell to Joep Heddes
His year in St. Marys and his return to The Netherlands
Jul 04, 2016
Club Assembly/Business Meeting
President's Changeover and installation of new executive