President Sissi Keast
President Elect Dave Nodwell
Past President Leslie McCann
Secretary Barb Wright
Treasurer Judi Moore
Vice President Kim Rixon
Club Events
40th Annual Cancer Dance Rotary Centre for Youth
Apr 26, 2014 08:00 PM - Apr 27, 2014 01:00 AM
3rd Annual Annie Williams Family Picnic Annie Williams Park
May 25, 2014 11:00 AM - 02:30 PM
Apr 01, 2014


Apr  02  Gary Lachance
Apr  03  Bruce Turner
Apr  04  Gayle Dempsey
Apr  07  Mike Clipsham

May 18  Greg Hammond
May 20  Bob Neibert
May 28  Susan Keast


Apr  01  Bruce Reville (6 Years)
Apr  07
  Bob Neibert  (10 Years)
Apr  16
  Mike Clipsham  (13 Years)
Apr  16
  Gary Froude  (13 Years)
Apr  16
  Jeff Hodges  (13 Years)
Apr  16
  Bruce Kruger  (13 Years)
Apr  16
  Don MacKay  (13 Years)
Apr  16
  Don MacLean (13 Years)
Apr  16
  Bruce Turner  (13 Years)
Apr 30
  Nicole Binstead (7 Years)

May 02  Bill McCutcheon (3 Years)
May 02  Kim Rixon  (8 Years)
May 18  Bob McMaster (1 Year)
May 19  Rick Hallam  (1 Year)
May 19  Jan Veitch  (1 Year)
May 19  Marlene Vettorel  (1 Year)


Apr 29  Bob & Barb Neibert  48 Years

May 16  Bruce & Lynne Kruger  45 Years
May 24  Bruce & Arlene Reville  28 Years





Apr 07, 2014
by Susan Keast
Monday April 28 5:15
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Oct 01, 2013
 Future plans require action now.
Steve Hawthorne
Oct 01, 2013
 There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged  to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Nelson Mandela
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Posted by Kim Rixon





APRIL 2014

Celebrate Magazine Month.

Today, with Rotary's club membership spanning more than 200 countries and geographical areas, its publications are more vital than ever. The RI Board of Directors has designated April of every year as Magazine Month, and it is a time to recognize the role that our Rotary publications play in our Rotary lives – and the role that we should play in our publications.

The Rotarian, which is edited here at RI headquarters in Evanston, Ill., USA, has a circulation of about 500,000. Around the world, 31 more magazines are published in more than 20 languages. In total, these 32 magazines reach more than 1.2 million people. To make this happen, it takes more than just an editorial staff – it also takes the good work of Rotarians. I always feel that the best part of reading any Rotary publication is the opportunity to find out what other clubs are doing. Each issue, each article, is a chance to be informed and inspired.

In an era when electronic communication seems to be everywhere, the role of paper magazines is still important to our organization, but we must be open to new formats to get the word out. That's why, this April, I encourage you all to explore The Rotarian magazine's new digital experience: Email the stories to friends and family. Share them on Facebook and Twitter. This is a chance to take the great ideas and great work of Rotarians even further and to inspire future generations to do the same. 

Posted by Kim Rixon on Apr 02, 2014

A huge thank you goes out the BMLSS Improv Teams for getting up early and attending our meeting on Tuesday April 1!!

Congratulations to the teams for their placing in recent competitions and best wishes for their upcoming Canadian Competition!

A reminder that the Improv Teams are holding an evening show at the Rene Caisse Theatre Tuesday April 8 at 7pm Tickets are $10 and available at the door.
Please come out and support these talented students!


Posted by Kim Rixon


What is media teaching our children?...
That it is Ok to objectify women
That to be a man they have to take what they want
That if they buy a girl dinner sex is included
That using derogatory words is Ok
That bullying anyone (women, each other, GLTG, children, disabled) is a form of humor
That it’s Ok to judge a book by its cover

If you agree that this is something society needs to re-evaluate…..BE THE CHANGE

We are trying to get this important message into the schools. There are many programs in place to help girls deal with the media and the way it distorts and objectifies women. Currently there are no programs for boys and some schools are saying the boys don't need to hear the message that it is not okay to objectify women or bully others or how to recognize how the media distorts messages

Come and hear Nigel Wilson as he offers insightful and effective stories which may reshape the way we think about the media and its message. In particular, the challenges facing our youth.

Nigel Wilson was born in Scotland and raised in New Zealand. He now lives in Muskoka with his wife and three children. He runs a small custom woodworking and furniture business and does various public speaking engagements drawing on his experience as an ex-Royal Marine Commando with special duties in the British Forces. He is one of the founding members of the local group “Dads of Muskoka”. 

Admission is free but donations will be accepted at the event

March 10, 2014  6:30 pm

 Rotary Centre for Youth, Wellington St., Bracebridge

 For information please call Kim 705-641-8732

Posted by Bruce Reville

This year our theme is “Heroes and Villains”  (Think superheroes & villains or political or your 5th grade math teacher perhaps?)


Same great format for this all-inclusive night, cocktails & appetizers start at 6pm, dinner and dancing to follow until 11:30. 

Free shuttle bus from Bracebridge, Gravenhurst or Bala and back to your house at the end of the evening.

Please consider supporting your local Rotary Club for this fun evening!!


If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Bruce Reville, he would be happy to answer all of your questions regarding the event!


Hope to see you April 20!



Richard D. King, Rotary International President 2001-02, Offers 20 Reasons to be a Rotarian:
1. Friendship: In an increasingly complex world, Rotary provides one of the most basic human needs: the need for friendship and fellowship. It is one of two reasons why Rotary began in 1905.
2. Business Development: The second original reason for Rotary's beginning is business development. Everyone needs to network. Rotary consists of a cross section of every business community. Its members come from all walks of life. Rotarians help each other and collectively help others.
3. Personal Growth and Development: Membership in Rotary continues one’s growth and education in human relations and personal development.
4. Leadership Development: Rotary is an organization of leaders and successful people. Serving in Rotary positions is like a college education. Leadership: - learning how to motivate, influence, and lead leaders.
5. Citizenship in the Community: Membership in a Rotary club makes one a better community citizen. The average Rotary club consists of the most active citizens of any community.
6. Continuing Education: Each week at Rotary there is a program designed to keep one informed about what is going on in the community, nation, and world. Each meeting provides an opportunity to listen to different speakers and a variety of timely topics.
7. Fun: Rotary is fun, a lot of fun. Each meeting is fun. The club projects are fun. Social activities are fun. The service is fun.
8. Public Speaking Skills: Many individuals who joined Rotary were afraid to speak in public. Rotary develops confidence and skill in public communication and the opportunity to practice and perfect these skills.
9. Citizenship in the World: Every Rotarian wears a pin that says “Rotary International.” There are few places on the globe that do not have a Rotary club. Every Rotarian is welcome – even encouraged – to attend any of the 29,000 clubs in 194 nations and geographical regions. This means instant friends in both one’s own community and in the world community.
10. Assistance when Traveling: Because there are Rotary clubs everywhere, many a Rotarian in need of a doctor, lawyer, hotel, dentist, advice, etc., while traveling has found assistance through Rotary.
11. Entertainment: Every Rotary club and district has parties and activities that provide diversion in one’s business life. Rotary holds conferences, conventions, assemblies, and institutes that provide entertainment in addition to Rotary information, education, and service.
12. The Development of Social Skills: Every week and at various events and functions, Rotary develops one’s personality, social skills and people skills. Rotary is for people who like people.
13. Family Programs: Rotary provides one of the world’s largest youth exchange programs; high school and college clubs for future Rotarians; opportunities for spouse involvement; and a host of activities designed to help family members in growth and the development of family values.
14. Vocational Skills: Every Rotarian is expected to take part in the growth and development of his or her own profession or vocation; to serve on committees and to teach youth about one’s job or vocation. Rotary helps to make one a better doctor, lawyer, teacher, etc...
15. The Development of Ethics: Rotarians practice a 4-Way Test that governs one’s ethical standards. Rotarians are expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships.
16. Cultural Awareness: Around the world, practically every religion, country, culture, race, creed, political persuasion, language, color, and ethnic identity is found in Rotary. It is a cross section of the world’s most prominent citizens from every background. Rotarians become aware of their cultures and learn to love and work with people everywhere. They become better citizens of their countries in the process.
17. Prestige: Rotary members are prominent people: leaders of business, the professions, art, government, sports, military, religion, and all disciplines. Rotary is the oldest and most prestigious service club in the world. Its ranks include executives, managers, professionals – people who make decisions and influence policy.
18. Nice People: Rotarians above all are nice people - the nicest people on the face of the earth. They are important people who follow the policy of it is nice to be important but it is important to be nice.
19. The Absence of an “Official Creed”: Rotary has no secret handshake, no secret policy, no official creed, no secret meeting or rituals. It is an open society of men and women who simply believe in helping others.
20. The Opportunity to Serve: Rotary is a service club. Its business is mankind. Its product is service. Rotarians provide community service to both local and international communities. This is perhaps the best reason for becoming a Rotarian: the chance to do something for somebody else and to sense the self-fulfillment that comes in the process and return of that satisfaction to one’s own life. It is richly rewarding
Posted by Margaret Carey

We also sell our bears to other clubs, schools or church groups for a great fundraising opportunity!

Contact Marg Carey for more information!

Aren't they sooooo cute!



Posted by Kim Rixon on Oct 14, 2013


Thank you to the Rotarians who were able to attend and show support!
Don MacLean, Cathryn Willard, Anita Greavette & Bruce Reville pictured here

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Financial Speakers Warren Jestin and David Foot at the Rene Caisse Theatre in March

Posted by Kim Rixon

On behalf of District Governor, John Gordon, I am pleased to invite you to attend the first RLI Part 1 workshop to be held in D7010.


The Rotary Leadership Institute is new to our District but this grass roots leadership program has been in operation since 1992 and at this time more than 200 Districts are involved. Rotary cannot rise above the quality of our club leadership. The future of Rotary and the service we give to our community locally and internationally depends on strong club leadership . Our District has always had a culture of training and this program will greatly enhance this.


D7010 has joined with D6330, 7070, 7080, and 7090 to form the Shining Waters Division of RLI.

Rotarians of all levels of experience will be encouraged to attend sessions for Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of the program at workshops held in all 5 Districts. Faculty to provide the training will be drawn from a pool of facilitators from all 5 Districts.


District 7010 is hosting a Part 1Workshop at the Days Inn at Barrie on Saturday May 11 beginning at 8:30 AM. This meeting will be facilitated by several experienced Rotary trainers from neighbouring Districts.


To register for the Faculty Development Workshop please email Jim Williams at For more information about the Rotary Leadership Institute please visit our website at

David Porter - Webmaster
District 7010

Posted by Kim Rixon

Rotary members, Angela LeMaitre and Leslie McCann presenting a cheque to Colin Miller for $5000 to the South Muskoka Hospital Foundation
Posted by Kim Rixon

I just wanted to remind you that 2013 District Conference at Fern Resort October 4th to the 6th is filling up fast.  There are  very few rooms left at Fern, and as a President/President Elect it would be ideal to have your room at the conference location as opposed to off-site.

There are 2 steps to ensure you are part of the conference. 

1.  Register online for the conference.

2.  Book your room in Orillia.

This link below has all the information you need including speakers, proposed schedule, maps, hotels and the registration link.

I look forward to working with you for a very successful year.

Yours in Rotary,

Marilyn Hanson CGA Professional Corp. 
Rotary District 7010 Governor Elect

Posted by Kim Rixon

Do you have a message you would like to get out to local business people? 
The Rotary Club of Bracebridge Muskoka Lakes is looking for speakers. To arrange a date, please contact Judi Moore 
*Please no sales.
Posted by Kim Rixon

The club is the cornerstone of Rotary, where the most meaningful work is carried out. All effective Rotary clubs are responsible for four key elements: sustaining or increasing their membership base, participating in service projects that benefit their own community and those in other countries, supporting The Rotary Foundation of RI financially and through program participation, and developing leaders capable of serving in Rotary beyond the club level.

What Rotarians get out of Rotary depends largely on what they put into it. Many membership requirements are designed to help members more fully participate in and enjoy their Rotary experience.

Posted by Kim Rixon on May 13, 2011

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Posted by Kim Rixon on Apr 21, 2011

Join your local Rotary Club!

The benefits are endless.

Great people, great cause and LOTS OF FUN!

Become a member of a positive change.  Rotary provides benefits that go beyond our backyard and allows you to connect with interesting people around the globe.  

If you have been thinking about joining and haven't done it yet, ask yourself why?  If it's because you need more information, please come to a meeting.  Rotarians love meeting new people and you will have the opportunity to see for yourself the benefit of Fellowship and Service above Self..

For further information please click Rotary International site

Our club, the Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes Club meets 7:00am Tuesday's at the Old Station in Bracebridge and the Bracebridge Club meets 12:00 noon Friday's at the Rotary Centre for Youth on Wellington Street in Bracebridge.

Feel free to contact any of our members to arrange to come to a meeting...we'll even buy you breakfast!


This is RotaryEN from Rotary International on Vimeo.

Posted by Kim Rixon

Do you know of something interesting going on that you would like to share with the club?  Why not get it in the bulletin & target all of our members at once!

To get your information in the bulletin please forward all information to Kim Rixon

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