President Dave Nodwell
President Elect Kim Rixon
Vice President Margaret Carey
Past President Sissi Keast
Secretary Jan Veitch
Treasurer Valda Hoar
Community Service Chair Margaret Carey
Foundation Chair Kim Rixon
Administration Chair Bruce Reville
Public Relations Chair Sandra Winspear
Membership Chair Michael Duben
Treasurer Assistant Marlene Vettorel
Club Events
Annual Duck Race at Cranberry Festival Bala Falls
Oct 18, 2014 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Joint Business After Hours Event Muskoka Party Rentals
Nov 18, 2014 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Muskoka Lakes Chamber After Hours Muskoka Party Rentals
Nov 18, 2014 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Annual Santa Claus Parade Main Street Bracebridge
Dec 07, 2014 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Aug 12, 2014


Aug 15  Kim Rixon
Aug 18  Jan Veitch

Sept 04  Ron Ruthven
Sept 13  Anita Greavette
Sept 16  Judi Moore
Sept 24  Bruce Reville
Sept 28  Sandra Winspear


Aug 09  Leslie McCann (9 Years)
Aug 29 
Gayle Dempsey  (17 Years)


Aug 13  Don & Joyce MacKay  37 Years
Aug 28 
Barb & Dave Wright  43 Years

Sept 24  Dave & Sandi Nodwell  26 Years





Aug 12, 2014
by Dave Nodwell
Thursday August 21 5:30
 Muskoka Party Rentals
27 Barron Drive, Bracebridge
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend
Aug 12, 2014
I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it
Aug 12, 2014
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
Robin Williams

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Posted by Kim Rixon on Jul 29, 2014

"BMLSS Graduate Aaron Noonan is the 2014 recipient of the Tim Greavette Bursary from the Rotary Club of Bracebridge-Muskoka Lakes.  Image

Rotarian Greg Hammond presented the $500 bursary to Aaron, who will be attending Durham College this fall.  Congratulations Aaron!"

Posted by Kim Rixon on Jul 26, 2014

Rotarian Kim traveled to NYC to catch up with vacationing Past Rotary Exchange Student Sophia and her family!

For Kim it was a wonderful time to catch up with the family and see NYC at the same time.  So many sights to see and things to do, I think another week is in order!Image

L-R  Sophia, Kim, Matti, Ulli Sabine & "hang" out on Top of the Rock (Rockefeller Tower) as the men who built it did so many years ago!

Posted by Kim Rixon on Jul 15, 2014

We had a full house this morning and a lot to cover!  Thanks to President Dave for a lively, fast paced meeting!

Vistors from the Little Free Library were on hand to give us an update on the new library in Annie Williams Park for anyone who would like to read a book or leave a book.

Past member of our club Diane Chantler was in attendance from St. Thomas and she brought Rotarians Bill Chantler and Ian Chantler with her for a visit!  The visit is always too short when friends come to call!  It was so wonderful to see Diane & Bill again, they always bring smiles to my face!

Assistant District Governor Marg Walton was in attendance and busy with inducting new members and presenting Paul Harris pins to some of our members.Image

Two new members were inducted and we look forward to getting to know Shelly Duben & Phyllis Winnington-Ingram and welcoming them into our club!

Two members received recognition for multiple Paul Harris pins, Valda Hoar was recognized for her contributions in the form of a Paul Harris +5 and Jeff Hodges was recognized for his contributions in the form of a Paul Harris +6.  Thank you both for your dedication!

Alisa Drouillard spoke to us about taking care of our mental & spiritual health as well as our physical health, something we all need to remember in our busy stress-filled lives!

Wishing you all a happy & healthy week....oh and a week off next week for me, I'm off to visit Sophia, Ulli, Sabine and Matti as they tour NYC. 
For those who haven't met Sophia, she was our Rotary Exchange student 2010-2011.  Sophia's parents are Ulli and Sabine and Mattie is her brother.  I know they all extend greetings all around and I will give a full report when I return for the July 29th meeting.

Posted by Gary D. Lachance

Reminder of highway clean up on HWY 118W tomorrow
Meet at Kirrie Glen 5:30
Garbage bags & safety vests provided
Please bring gloves & bug spray

Posted by Kim Rixon


Posted by Margaret Carey on May 22, 2014

Our club honoured two very special people in our community and one local business for all of their tireless work in the community.

A heartfelt thank you goes out to Tony Armstrong, Orville Hammond and Rocky Island Tire (Greg Smith and Jamie Vanderveer) for their efforts to make our community a better place.
Unfortunately Rocky Island Tire was not able to attend our event but we will have them to one of our regular meetings to receive their award.

Posted by Kim Rixon on May 27, 2014

Gary was very happy to be pinned at this morning's meeting by Marg.Image

Posted by Cathryn Willard on May 25, 2014

Over 150 hotdogs & cake pieces were given out at the 3rd Annual Annie Williams Park Family Picnic Day

A great turn out to enjoy the park and a beautiful day!Image

Posted by Kim Rixon


Posted by Kim Rixon on Apr 12, 2014



Thank you to all the sponsors and attendees of the Annual Spring Gala held April 12, 2014 in Port Carling

A good time was had by all and some of the proceeds from the evening will be directed to the Nursing Station in Port Carling

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!


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

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!


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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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