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Welcome to the Peterborough Rotary Club!

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM

Holiday Inn

150 George St North
Peterborough, ON K9J3G5
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P.O. Box 172Peterborough, ON   K9J 6Y8 

 

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The student exchange program is a vital and ongoing part of our Rotary Club.  This week we welcomed our exchange student from Chile, Paula Perez, back from a cross-Canada trip with 42 other Rotary exchange students.  She is now heading back to Chile taking many memories of her year in Peterborough with her, and leaving many memories behind for all of the Rotarians who came in contact with her.  Pictured left to right is Lloyd Graham who has been a councilor for 15 exchange students, Paula, Elisha Miller who is heading off for a year in Denmark, and Rick Storey of the Exchange Student Committee who chaperoned the country-crossing group when they were in Ottawa.

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At our July 07 meeting we had the pleasure of welcoming a new member, and a new executive.  Our newest member is Audrey Lakien, a native of Montreal who has numerous interests and has had several interesting occupations including working with computers, health and fitness, real estate, and physical therapy and has traveled extensively. She is pictured along with (L-R) Nick Avlonitis, Joe McCulloch and President Gord Regts.  At the same meeting we also welcomed the new executive for the coming year.  Pictured on the right is incoming President Kevin Duguay (L) presenting outgoing President Gord with a plaque bearing a gavel and a Paul Harris Fellowship pin for service above self.

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This week we had the special honour of recognizing the winners in our Canada Day Essay Contest.  The essay theme was “What it means to me to be a Canadian.” 120 entries were submitted from 6 schools and this year’s 4 winners all came from the Grades 4-6 category.  Pictured cutting the special Canada Day cake prepared by the staff of the Peterborough Golf and Country Club are, left to right, Claire Corcoran of St. Theresa’s, Eric Dreslinksi, who read the winning essay of his son Simon of Orono Public School who was in Ottawa on a field trip, Lily Bowman of St. John Elementary and Dash Atayan from St. Theresa’s.  Also in attendance to bring their Canada Day greetings were local politicians from the City, County, Provincial, and Federal levels of government.

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Our weekly meeting had the great pleasure of welcoming the winning students of the 2014 Rotary Spelling Bee and their parents and teachers.  Chair Rick Storey, pictured along with the third place winner of the Senior Division, Sneha Wadhwani of Monsignor O' Donoghue and second place winner in the Senior Division, Oponaopemipo Remi-Adelasoye of The Children's Montessori School, welcomed all of the guests and recognized them for their tremendous efforts in making this year's Spelling Bee such a success.  Also on the program was our exchange student, Paula Perez from Santiago, Chile, who gave us an interesting presentation about her home city and country and the highlights of her one year stay with our Club. 

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Rotarian Lyn Kimmett presented a cheque for $6000 to Dave Adams representing Five Counties Childrens' Centre.  Lyn explained that the Freedom 55 donation of $6000 was specifically for the Centre. Dave and his daughter Amanda thanked the club. Amanda had been a client of Five Counties from infancy to her 19th birthday. She will graduate this spring from the University of Guelph and has accepted a full time position at the university. Our weekly presentation was by Rotarian Steve Kylie who provided a fascinating update on the Mount Community Centre project which was initiated by the Peterborough Poverty Committee as a project to provide affordable housing, a food centre, and preserve The Mount St Joseph historic building.

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A highlight of this week's meeting was a cheque presentation to Peterborough's Habitat for Humanity Youth Council members.  Accepting a giant cheque for $20,000 from Rotarian Bruce Gravel and President Gord Regts  is Kiersten Mangold, Jessica Kelly, and Erin Young.  The money will be used to fund construction of a local home built by the youth program of Habitat for Humanity. 

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Today’s very special meeting announced the renaming of Highway 35/115 to the John M. Turner Memorial Highway. A record 160 people came out to
recognize the late John Turner and to support his family. Emcee Cal Langman described John as a hero, committed family man, businessman, Rotarian, and a man with a successful political career. John lived the Rotary motto, Service Above Self. His roles in politics included MPP of Peterborough and the very distinguished Speaker of the Legislature of Ontario. John held many volunteer appointments with local organizations, community groups, and charities. He received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award in 2012. He was a non-partisan politician, a true Canadian statesman, and a wonderful friend to many. Pictured at left is the unveiling of the John M. Turner Memorial Highway sign, and at right past president Sue Sharp presents flowers to John's wife June. 

 

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Elizabeth Manley told the fascinating story of her career as a figure skater, winning Canadian, World, and Olympic medals, but her very real and serious message was about her battle with and victory over depression. As a result of her struggle with mental illness and its stigma in the 1980s, and in thanks for all the support she has received over the years, her passion is to give back to the community.  Elizabeth is a supporter of Home of Our Own, which helps intellectually challenged people live in their own home and as part of the community.  The Elizabeth Manley and Friends ice show is coming to the Peterborough Memorial Centre April 5 to raise money for Community Living Peterborough and it's her only show this season.  Elizabeth received a standing ovation for her presentation. She is pictured with President Gord, Lesley Parnell who introduced her to the Club, and her husband Brent Theobald.

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Super Spring Clean Up-2014
John M. Turner Highway Announcement
Paula skis at KNSC
Paul Harris Fellow Recognition, November 4, 2013
Paul Harris Awards Nov 12 2012
Social at Viamede
Rogers Cove Splash Pad
Tri-Club River Road Rotary Park cleanup July 18
Presidential Changeover July 15, 2013
Taiwan GSE team bike ride Wed May 1
Camp Kawartha update
Lang-Hastings TCT photos
2013 Rotary/Carl Oake Swimathon
Whitby Rotary Fitness Park
Rotary Trans Canada Trail signs
Kawartha Trans Canada Day Celebration October 2012
Tri Club Meeting at Trent June 12 2012
2012 Garden Show Photos
Team Rotary at Camp Kawartha’s Green-in-Motion
Canada Day Meeting of June 25, 2012
Water tower work at Nuevo Paraiso, 2011
Langley Pk meeting Aug 29 2011
Rotary Can-Am Curling Bonspiel
Zgareb visit with Ryssa
July 5 opening of the Tollington Bridge
Rotary Trans Canada Trail
RGWT
MusicFest 50/50 Draw
2011 Canada Day Award Recipients
Garden Show
2011 Swimathon Awards
Rotary/Carl Oake Swimathon
DG Dawn Straka
Friendship Team Visit
Xmas Food Hampers
July 26 2010 meeting
July 12th - Name the Rotarian
50/50 Draw at Music Fest
A New Rotary Year Begins
Canada Day 2010
Camp K Surf n Turf
Breakfast Crepes
June 14 2010 meeting
The Great Grown-Up Spelling Bee
Meeting at OHAF June 7
Rotary/Holiday Ford Golf Classic
Rotary Fireworks May 22 2010
Swimathon 2010
Rotary Auction 2010
Steinmillers in Argentina
December 14 Xmas Meeting
November 23rd photos
Adventures in Agriculture Oct. 20 2009
December 7 2009 Meeting
Oct19 2009 Meeting
September Photos
50/50 Festival of Lights
Stoney Lake Cruise meeting - Aug 17
July 7- evening meeting
Canada Day meeting June 29 2009
Rotary Omemee Trail
Manon's Primtemps Soiree
Camp Kawartha's Green-In-Motion Fundraiser
Rotary-Carl Oake Swim-a-Thon
Robbie Burns Day
Scots Curling Tour in Peterborough
Kawartha Homecoming-2008 District Conference
Trail Tree Planting
School Breakfast Program
Can-Am Curling Bonspiel
Swimathon 2010
Rotary Victoria Day Fireworks
Paul Harris Awards Meeting
Johan's Polar Plunge
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