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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Spring
 
I saw the first robin the other day. Baseball is on TV again.  We just celebrated another Rural/Urban dinner, an event timed to coincide with the arrival of warmer weather, just before the farmers hit the fields to begin another planting season. Despite the “April Fools” joke of a snow storm last weekend, I am convinced that it must be Spring!
 
As Spring arrives and the lawns start to green, we feel invigorated and renewed; it seems like the year begins again.
 
New members renew Rotary clubs just like the passing of the seasons renews our faith that flowers will bloom again.  The original four men who began the organization in 1905 witnessed its growth to over 2,000 members in only 20 years.  Could they have possibly ever imagined that today there would be 34,282 clubs with a membership over 1.2 million?
 
As we look forward to Spring, we celebrate the new members of our club and new Rotarians throughout the world; they bring new ideas and challenge established ways, fostering change while honoring the value of established practice. 
 
Rotary, like the seasons, is always in change and it’s our new members, the women and men who understand the value of Service Above Self, who will continue to drive Rotary forward and ensure that it remains relevant even as the seasons, and the years, pass.
 
We look forward to your contributions in the years to come.
 
Claire
April 2019
We were delighted to have AG Dianne Yundt induct our newest members, Diane O'Shea and AJ Ravichandran who were sponsored by Linda Schuyler. Diane's classification is Educator-Home Economics and AJ's is Retail Banking.
 
Linda Schuyler presides as Doug Goudy presents Mark Oliver with his first Paul Harris Fellow and
Ray Bennett receives a PH +3 pin and Pierre Chateauvert receives a PH +1 pin
 
On April 15, 2019 Rotary Foundation chair, Doug Goudy, assisted Linda Schuyler with the presentation of Paul Harris recognition pins to Ray Bennett, Pierre Chateauvert and Mark Oliver. Linda Schuyler shared her Foundation points to award Mark Oliver with his first Paul Harris Fellow and by transferring 250 points to Ray Bennett and Pierre Chateauvert who already participate in the 'Every Rotarian Every Year' program were elevated to the next Paul Harris levels and received multiple Paul Harris pins. 
 
 
New Members and New Paul Harris Recipients

The Rotary Club of St. Marys hosted the Area 3 meeting in conjunction with their regular meeting. President Claire Sherwin sponsored 3 new members, Peter Quigley, Toni McLean and Christina Silveira with DG Jim Schlatman presiding over the inductions. The Club presented Daryl McClure with a Paul Harris and Linda Schuyler shared her Paul Harris points to award Lucie Stephens and Heather Ellis with their first Paul Harris recognitions. Each Area 3 president gave a summary of what their club has been doing. In DG Jim’s words ‘What an active Area. Truly people of action.’ AG Dianne Yundt gave news from the District and chaired the Area 3 part. A memorable and enjoyable evening. A few photos follow:

 

 

This has been a challenging Spring for our purple crocuses this year. Lots of blooms in the lower part of the waterfall but the lack of sunshine and cold weather did not allow them to come into full bloom. Unfortunately the upper portion of the waterfall never blossomed. In fact, the ground appears to be very compacted, I'm not sure we will see blossoms again in the upper portion. Charlie, Gary and I have taken pictures at different times during last week.
April 8th, 2019 -photo by Linda Schuyler
April 8th, 2019 - photo by Linda Schuyler
 
To view the video, please click on the link below:
 
             https://youtu.be/6CqI1LhKiVI
 

Maternal and child care is one of Rotary's six areas of focus. Rotary makes health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger. This video shows how Rotary provides education, immunizations, birth kits, mobile health clinics and new mother training to help prevent and protect themselves and their children from disease.

 
 
 
Drop anchor in Hamburg
Situated on the Elbe River, Hamburg, Germany, is the third-largest port in Europe, a thriving hub of global trade. The city will host the 2019 Rotary International Convention 1-5 June. Local Rotarians are hard at work planning activities that will help you capture the moment. In the September issue of The Rotarian, you will learn more about what you can expect during your visit to Germany's gateway to the world. Register by 15 December to take advantage of the early registration discount.
 
 
 
Speakers
Morgan Askew
Apr 29, 2019
Rotary Youth Exchange Rebound Student Presentation on her year in Taiwan
Local Community Food Centre
May 06, 2019
Dinner and meeting to be held in Stratford
Samantha Berry
May 13, 2019
Rotary Youth Exchange Rebound Student Presentation on her year in Colombia
Kevin Oliver
May 27, 2019
Rotary Youth Exchange Rebound Student Presentation on his year in Denmark
Simon Lu's Farewell
Jun 10, 2019
His year in St. Marys and Canada
Katie Miles
Jun 17, 2019
From Judgement to Acceptance: One Brain Injury Survivor’s Journey
Presidential Changeover
Jun 24, 2019
President Claire Sherwin hands the gavel to Incoming President Lucie Stephens