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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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Message from DG Jim Schlatman:
 

Hello District 6330! 

As we all know, Rotary must continuously evolve so that we may continue to attract new members, retain current ones, and come together to do good in the world.

With this in mind, I am excited to announce the formation of the Provisional District 6330 Passport Club! Passport Clubs are a new format of Rotary Club where members meet only a few times a year, instead conducting club business electronically. In lieu of weekly meetings, members are encouraged to engage in humanitarian service in whatever capacity works best for them! The founding principle is simple: make Rotary fit your life!

This is an exciting opportunity for former Rotarians who are ready to return, Rotaractors, Alumni, and anyone else who does not find that a traditional club fits their life.

 

For more information, and to stay tuned to what this new, provisional club is up to- visit the website and follow them on Facebook at the links below.

www.facebook.com/rotary6330passport

www.6330passport.org

District Governor Jim

 

 

 

At a regular meeting on July 23rd Rotarian Doug Fread  made a presentation of "Service Above Self Award" to Rotarian Len Hawkins (pictured on right). This award is presented by the club to a member who has exemplified the spirit of Rotary in thought and action and service. This is the fourth such award presented by the club. Congratulations Len from your fellow members.

Meet our newest Club President Claire Sherwin with club executive.
Shown at left: Pierre Chateauvert, Past President Ron Aitken, Lucie Stephens, Bruce Radford, Heather Ellis, President Claire Sherwin,
and Doug Goudy.
 
 
 
AG Dianne Yundt with Pres Claire Sherwin and Past Pres Ron Aitken
 
 
Ron Aitken performs his final act as Club President by pinning Claire Sherwin with his new Club President pin.
THANK YOU RON FOR A WONDERFUL YEAR!
With help from Rotarian Heather Ellis, photographer and Rotarian Mark Oliver was able to photoshop himself into the photograph. Although not the club's official photo as several members were unable to attend, it's the next best thing for our outbound exchange student, Jessica Lawson, to take with her to the Czech Republic when she leaves for a one-year exchange in August 2018.
 
 
Pres Ron Aitken has worked hard to organize the rejuvenation of Rotary sponsored Sparling Bush. With the help of club members, town employees, friends of Rotary, Upper Thames Conservation
Authority and students from the local public schools, we planted approximately 150 native trees. Please also look at the photo album on the left side of our website.
 
 
 
 
There was also a component for Literacy activities. Pres Ron prepared an article for the District Literacy website. Please click on read more...
 
 
Benefits of Rotary Fellowships:
  • Enable Rotarians to make lasting friendships outside their own club, district or country
  • Contribute to the advancement of Rotary's public image and identity
  • Serve as an incentive for joining Rotary and for continuing as a member

Examples of Rotary Fellowships available to Rotarians, Rotary partners and Rotaractors...

  

 

June is designated as Rotary Fellowship Month. Rotary Fellowships are international, independently organized groups of Rotarians, Rotary partners, and Rotaractors who share a common recreational interest or vocation. This month is recognition of the opportunity to have fun, make new friends around the world and enhance the experience of Rotary that belonging to a Rotary Fellowship enables.

Rotary Fellowships began informally in 1928 when a group of Rotarians with an interest in Esperanto joined together. In 1947, Rotarians organized a group of boating enthusiasts, which became the Yachting Fellowship. This joining together to share common interests and activities gained attention and operated over the years under various names as World Fellowship Activities; International Vocational Contact Groups; Rotary Recreational and Vocational Fellowships; and finally Rotary Fellowships.

Fellowship activities vary widely. Some groups come together around hobbies or special interests. Others are based on common vocations. Some Fellowships are purely social while others use their fellowship for service projects. Each Fellowship must maintain a membership base representing at least 3 Countries. Each Fellowship elects at least 3 Officers to oversee the group’s operations. Fellowships are expected to facilitate communication amongst their members and to maintain regular communication with Rotary International.

There are currently over 61 Rotary Fellowships. To find more information go to:

www.rotary.org/fellowships

 

 
Winners of the Putting Contest: Team members: Mike Wraith, Jim O'Toole, Ken Telfer and Gerry Teahen were presented with their prize by Rotarian Doug Goudy.
 
Rotarians Doug Goudy (far left) and Pierre Chateauvert (far right) pose with
2018 Rotary Golf Tournament Winners: Paul Noad, Matthew Awad, and Brent Costigan. Absent from the photo was Pete Morrison.  The Noad team from London finished at 10-under along with the team of Stewart Grant, Chris Connolly, Clive Slade and Ian Boyd, The Noad team won the tie-breaker based on retrogression.
 
ROTARY GOLF TOURNAMENT
 2018 CONTESTS AND  HOLE PRIZE WINNERS
Putting Contest -   McDonald’s Independent – 4 X 18 holes + cart (The Fox GC)
-Two teams were tied, Cement Plant team and Teahen team -55pts.  Tied teams used a coin toss to determine the prize winner which was the Teahen team.
Men’s Longest drive on # 6 – Meridian Credit Union - $40 gift card (Jackson’s Pharmacy) – Peter Morrison
Closest to pin on # 9 – St. Marys Buick GMC – $40 gift card (Jackson’s Pharmacy) – Josh Dowling
Ladies longest drive on #13 - O’Grady’s Clothing & Accessories - $40 gift card (Jackson’s Pharmacy) – Charlene Quinlan
Closest to pin on # 14 – St. Marys Ford – $40 gift card (Jackson’s Pharmacy) – Brian Hughes
Most Honest Golfers -   Little Falls Car and Pet Wash – 4 X $40 car wash cards – Ellis team – Heather Ellis, Brenda Elliott, Deb Soeder, Amie Shackleton
Team Grant and Team Noad were tied for low score – 62.  Retrogression was used to break the tie.
Runner-Up Low score– Ulch Transport– 4 X 18 holes of golf + cart (St. Marys GCC) –Team Grant – Stew Grant, Chris Connelly, Clive Slade, Ian Boyd
Low score -  JMRD – National Bank - Wealth Management – 4 X 18 holes + cart (Mitchell Golf CC) + 8 btls. Wine (4 white, 4 red) – Team Noad – Paul Noad, Brent Costigard, Gene Chiaraud, Matt Awad
 
 
 
 
Find inspiration around every corner at the 2018 Rotary Convention. Register by March 31, 2018 to take advantage of the early-registration discount. Join us June 23-27, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
 
Please use this address to register for the Toronto Convention-  http://www.riconvention.org/en/toronto/register
 
 
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We were delighted to have PDG Will Pugh (District 7080) as our guest speaker on March 5th. His enthusiasm for RI Conventions was infectious. He believes that by attending Rotarians will understand and appreciate the difference that each of us make in the world through Rotary.