SUMMER MEETINGS IN JULY AND AUGUST CHANGE LOCATION EACH WEEK - HOSTED AT ROTARIAN HOMES.  SEE UPCOMING CLUB EVENTS FOR MORE INFORMATION RE HOST AND ADDRESS EACH WEEK.
 
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of St. Marys

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
Canada
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Mailing Address: 12-20 Huron St. N, St. Marys, ON  N4X 1C5
 
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January is Vocational Service Month

Vocational service is the very essence of Rotary. It is what sets Rotary apart from other service organizations. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the second point of the Object of Rotary which calls on Rotarians to encourage and foster high ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society. Put these ideals into action by using your professional skills to serve your community, practicing your profession with integrity, and guiding others in their professional  development. If you do any of these things, you are performing vocational service.

 

District Conference 2018

Registration is now open for District Conference 2018 - May 4-5, 2018 - with a theme of "Embracing Change". Follow this link to the Grand Bend club website for details and a link to the registration page.

 

Our health is everything. Yet 400 million people in the world can’t afford or don’t have access to basic health care. We believe good health care is everyone’s right.

Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us. We lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centers, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.

Our members combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and polio. Prevention is important, which is why we also focus on health education and bringing people routine hearing, vision, and dental care.

How Rotary makes help happen

Disease does not prevent itself. We educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases. Rotary members have hundreds of health projects underway around the world at any given time. 

                             

 

 

 
 
Find inspiration around every corner at the 2018 Rotary Convention. Register by December 15, 2017 to take advantage of the early-registration discount. Join us June 23-27, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
 
Please click on the RI Convention Link on top left side of website. 
 
 
THANK YOU ROTARY
UNICEF and the World Health Organization have produced a nearly-four-minute video thanking Rotary and its members for protecting the world’s children against polio for more than 30 years.
 
Please click on the link below to watch the thank you video.
 
 
Every dollar you have donated and every drop of vaccine you have helped administer have brought us one step closer to a polio-free world. This video is a powerful reminder of the positive impact Rotarians have made around the world.
 
Outbound Exchange Student Abigail Luyten provided a group photo of the Rotary Exchange Students gathered in France.
 
 

New post on 300 Days in Denmark -

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I’m Back.

It's been a while since my last post, I think over a month to be honest.  A lot of stuff has been going on so I've been busy a lot!
Since my last post I've travelled to Western Europe when I visited Amsterdam with my school, I celebrated my 3 month anniversary since coming to Denmark, I changed classes in school, and I moved to my second host family.
Going to Amsterdam was phenomenal.  As you may know, I love large cities. My favourite place on earth is Manhattan; so, finally getting travelling outside of rural Denmark was fantastic.  Amsterdam was unlike any city I've been to before.  I was struck by just how quiet the city was at night.  I'd walk along the canals in the cool autumn air and could just quietly listen to the city.  Three months ago I was still in North America, never travelled to Europe, and now I'm sitting on a bench by the Canal enjoying one of Europes finest cities.

New York is a City to Dream in, but Perhaps Amsterdam is a City I Could Live in.

While I love Manhattan in all aspects, I find myself living Amsterdam in a different way.  Sure, there isn't a constant 24/7 hustle and bustle, but perhaps that's a good thing.  Seeing the sights in Amsterdam, the canals, the leaning houses, and the Dutch culture, it was amazing.  Oh, and I had the opportunity to see an old friend from Canada on Canadian thanksgiving.  Suffice to say, I had a great time.  I think Amsterdam is my #2 city of choice to live in.
Three months is a long time to be away from home.  No parents, no home, no Canadian comfort food (well, I brought maple syrup with me, but that's besides the point) and no familiarity.  This exchange was a leap before you look kind of affair.  It's been fantastic for me in more ways than one.  For instance, prior to leaving Canada, I was defined by certain characteristics.  Maybe I was that "smart guy", or the "cocky guy", but since coming to a country where I'm unable to express either of those things through language I've been forced to adapt and try to flesh out other parts of who I am.  It's been good for me to expand upon different parts of my character.
Today is my 100th day in Denmark.  300 days of Denmark only has 200 days left...  Chronophobia is the persistent and irrational fear of the passing of time.  I can definitely relate to that fear.  Sometimes I lay awake at night and think about all the people I meet here, the things I do, and the places I go— it's all temporary.  Sure, the memories will exist for the rest of my life, but in all honesty nothing has given me more profound sadness than remembering my old life.  I don't miss home, I miss the memories.  And perhaps someday I'll miss the memories of my Scandinavian home.  That thought constantly runs through my head, and the fact that I can't do anything to stop the passing of time really messes with me.  All I can do is try to ensure that I don't waste any time.
This year is approximately 5.26% of my life.  But if I play my cards right the memories will account for a much higher percentage.
 
Denmark at night - photo taken by Kevin Oliver, Outbound Exchange Student from St. Marys
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers
St. Marys Fire Chief Richard Anderson
Jan 22, 2018
Experiences in Afghanistan as a Task Force Fire Marshal and as a Chief Fire Inspector
TBA
Feb 05, 2018
Matthew Corbett, CEO St. Marys Public Library
Feb 12, 2018
Meet the new CEO/ Library update