Rotary Club of Kenora
Rotary Club of Kenora
P.O. Box 164
This is a PARITAL List of our 2012 - 2013 Grant Recipients:
Lake of the Woods District Hospital Foundaton
Community Wellness Centre
Kenora Fellowship Centre
Harbourfront Concert Series
Habitat for Humanity (Kenora)
Kenora Festival of the Arts
Salvation Army/Miracle Marathon
Kenora Canada Day Celebrations
Youth Dragon Boat Team
Community Fall Feast
Northern School of Medicine (Lobsterfest Tickets)
Kenora Public Library
NW Biz Kids
Lake of the Woods Concert Series
Youth and Philanthropy
Keora and LOW Community Foundation
7 area school breakfast/lunch programs
Rotary Youth Leadership Academy
Model United Nations Assembly
San Miguelito , Santa Eulalia, Huhuetenango, Guatemala
March 2013 Retaining wall and cemented playground and drainage is complete! Basketball hoops and soccer goals installed!
July 2012 Plans for Phase 3, consisting of a retaining wall, cemented playground, and drainage are underway.
July 2012 Phase 2, consisting of boys & girls washrooms, office and kitchen is complete!
Feb. 2012 Phase 1 consisting of 5 classrooms is complete!
We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Best Western Lakeside Inn & Convention Centre
470 1st Ave SKenora, Ontario P9N 1W5Canada
Gold Sponsor Northern Waterworks Inc.__________________
Dr. Marcy Little & Dr. Elizabeth Montero
9th Annual Rotary Golf Classic!
Wednesday June 12, 2012Shotgun Start 12:30 p.m. 32 TEAMS!!Registration forms are available by contacting Mark Duggan at email@example.com
You will be responsible to book your own carts by calling 807-468-7995
Great contests, fellowship, and prime rib dinner at the Kenora Golf and Country ClubAll proceeds go to local and international Rotary projectsSurvivor Ball: A&W and Movies on MainHole Sponsors: Canada Safeway, iLevel, Investor`s Group - Paul Reishel, 89.5 Mix FM, Home Hardware, Johnson Waste Management, Comfort Inn, Kenora Young Professionals Network (YPN), Super 8, Investment Planning Council and Safety Bay Financial, Lakeside Water Sports, BDO Canada LLP, and Kantola Motors!
For Corporate Sponsorship Information Click "more" below
Rotarians Mark Duggan-27 years, Cindy Behrsin- 5 years, Len Mark-10 years, Lloyd Mack 15 years honoured by the province for all their years of Community Service. Congratulations.
Claire giving final instructions to husband Ron
Volunteers Judy, Ruth and Claire
Gary and Kelly Williams with the results of highway clean up
By Reg Clayton, Reg Clayton, Kenora Daiy Miner & News
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:44:58 EDT PM
Doug Sweeney and Kristen Bailey with daughters Brook, 3, and Greer, 1, visit the hot dog stand hosted by Kenora Rotary volunteers in support of the Kenora Safeway fundraiser for Special Olympics, April 27.
Canada Safeway and the Rotary Club of Kenora joined forces to raise donations in support of Special Olympics Kenora, Saturday, April 27.
Rotary volunteers hosted a barbecue sponsored by Kenora Safeway on behalf of local special athletes. In addition to selling grilled hot dogs and popcorn, supporters could make a $2 donation at the checkout counter for a chance to enter a prize draw. Rotarian and Harbourfront Concert Series maven Lucia Melnick was also on site raising donations through cookbook sales.
“It was a great day and we appreciate the community support,” commented Garry Socholotuk, who along with Vicki Hawkins are community programmers for Special Olympics Kenora. “The barbecue provided good visibility and awareness for Special Olympics.”
Special Olympics Kenora athletes train year-round for regional events; although their travel plans are sometimes derailed by Mother Nature.
Socholotuk related how the team was looking forward to competing at the Spring Games in Thunder Bay April 19-21. Unfortunately, a late season snowstorm closed Highway 17 east of Ignace and the contingent returned to Kenora.
Socholotuk said members are now looking forward to their annual banquet on May 25. Later this summer, Special Olympics Kenora will host its own fundraiser sponsored by M & M Meats in Norman on July 6.
Rotarians Fred Wright and Steve Walker arguing on the price of the hot dogs with patrons(in support of Special Olympics)
John Dahl (Community Service), Lucia Melnick (Harbourfront Concert Series Organizer), Kelly Williams (Community Service), Mike Szajewski (Club President)
Rotarian Ted Szajewski with fan at Curling Championship in the Sault.
Rotarian father and son team compete in Sault Ste Marie in Dominion Provincial Curing finalsMike Szajewski, Ted Szajewski, Paul Warkentin and Russ Mclaughlin traveled to Sault Ste. Marie April 5-7 for the Dominion Provincial curling championships.
“We didn’t play as well on the ice as we would have liked,” said Mike. “But the games we lost were all close games and it just came down to the rocks not falling in. But overall the event was fantastic, it was a great experience.”
A Wine and Cheese was held at the Lakeside in on March 5th to welcome new and prospective members to the club!
First Time Paul Harris Awards for Rotarians David Nelson and Michael Szajewski, President
First Time Multiple Paul Harris Fellowships
- Don McDougald – PHF+1
Multi-Level Paul Harris Fellowships
- Doug Johnson – PHF+7
- Damon Merredew – PHF+8
New Member Induction - Andrea Lundy- Past President (2002-2003) Pat Brett, Barbara King
Rotarians served up FREE chili and buns at the 2013 Kenora Winter Carnival opening ceremonies!
The Canadian government and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have each agreed to match Canadian Rotarian donations to End Polio through the Rotary Foundation until March 31,2013. The match results in a 3 for 1 gift to the Rotary Foundation for PolioPlus on behalf of Canadian Rotarians. You can make a donation for PolioPlus to The Rotary Foundation through your Rotary Club or CLICK HERE to donate online. Donations are eligible for Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
left to right: Diane Pochailo, Don Parfitt, Rotary President Michael Szajewski, Meg Cameron, Randy Seller, Richard Roy
The Rotary Club of Kenora presented a cheque for $10,000 to the Kenora and Lake of the Woods Community Foundation.
The funds will be used for a Rotary Endowment Fund.
left to right: Rotary President Mike Szajewski, Jess Rheault, Rotarians David Nelson, and John Dahl
The Rotary Club of Kenora presented Foundation Managing Director, Jess Rheault with a cheque for $5000.00 to support the Diagnostic Imaging Project in memory of long time member, Earl Nelson, who recently passed away. Earl had been a member of the Rotary Club of Kenora for 58 years!
Since LWDHF’s inception, the Kenora Rotary Club has contributed almost $140,000!
Rotary Club of Kenora Make Donations to Community Programs
Ted Sazjewski(Director of Community Service) making presentation of $250 to Leana Leask from the NeChee Friendship Centre to help with their community Christmas meal.This event usually feeds about 250 persons.
Rod Lamb, member of the Community Service Committee making a cheque presentation of $250 to Kim Wlodarek from the Northland Supportive Housing for their Christmas Dinner. Northland offers safe and sober housing to adult individuals who are presently in recovery.
Congratualions Interactors!!Rotary Club of Kenora "Interactoars" won first place in the youth division at the 10th Annual Dragon Boat Festival on August 12, 2012. The race was completed in 2:48.79.The Interactors joined 15 Dragon Boat Teams from across the region as they raced the 500-metre water course on Rabbit Lake. The Dragon Boat Festival raised over $22,000 for the Kenora Community Foundation and the Mount Evergreen Ski Club.
Ripple Effect – Guatemala, District 5550’s signature project has just been informed that it has been selected to be one of eight “service spotlight” projects featured at the 2012-13 Zone 24/32 Institute.This year’s Zone 24/32 Institute takes place in Vancouver BC and runs from October 18-21st 2012 in Vancouver BC. I t includes a GETS, Governor Nominee Seminar and Governor’s Seminar as part of the pre institute program. It also offer s a Zone Foundation Seminar, District Trainers Seminar and a Zone Membership Seminar. All past officers, district committee chairs and interested Rotarians may register for the seminars. There is also a COL (Council on Legislation) seminar to be held for COL delegates, alternates and all interested Rotarians.Forty-nine submissions to be considered for a “service spotlight” profile were received. This means that Debra and Gord LeMaistre of the Kenora club must create a “dynamic, high energy and motivational creatively-oriented multi-media presentation of 7-9 minute duration on Ripple Effect for a plenary session. It is to be submitted no later than September 26th.
They will also be able to put up a display at the Zone’s House of Friendship.
San Miguelito School UpdatePhase 2 of the San Miguelito School in Santa Eulalia, Huehuetenango, Guatemala is now complete!New boys and girls washrooms, a kitchen and office have been added to the 5 new classrooms built in Phase 1 of this 3 phase project.Phase 3 will be the construction of a retaining wall and a new cemented basketball/soccer court/playground which will begin as soon as the paperwork is complete and funding is in place.
HARVEY HANSON August 22, 1936 - June 4, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Harvey Hanson on June 4, 2012. A memorial service celebrating his life will be held on Sunday, June 10, 3:00 p.m. at the Grace Bible Church, 1910 Mountain Rd., Dauphin, MB. If friends wish, donations may be made to the Rotary Foundation Polio Plus, c/o Dauphin Rotary Club.Please join us all in remembering Past District Governor Harvey Hanson and his wife Lorraine their 3 children and 4 grandchildren in our thoughts and prayers. We all have fond memories of Harvey as our District Governor 2010-11 and enjoyed his visits and fellowship to our club. He will be sadly missed. We extend our sincere condolences to Rtn Lee Hanson and his family.
Thank You to all Supporters ofThe AnnualKENORA ROTARYLUCKY DUCKY RACE!We increased our ticket sales over last year!!
$1.200 was donated to the Community Wellness Program to assist with their food program. Pictured are Rotarian Lloyd Mack (L) and President Cindy Behrsin (R) presenting the cheque.
left to right: World Community Service Chair Gord LeMaistre, Ana Maria Powell, John Powell, Foundation Chair Randy Seller.Rotarian John Powell from Rotary eClub One was presented with a Paul Harris Award for his 6 years of managing the Kenora Club's scholarship program out of Guadalajara, Mexico.Our 4 students (all girls) are now in university and we continue to support them as they continue their studies. John and his wife Ana Maria have managed scholarships for more than 1,000 students from Puerto Vallarta and Guadalajara, as well as being instrumental in getting help from our club for a nearby orphanage to build a kitchen there and replace beds ruined in a mudslide.
THANK YOU!!! TO ALL SPONSORS AND GOLFERS!FOR HELPING US RAISE OVER $25,0008TH ANNUAL ROTARY GOLF CLASSIC
Lynn Carlson, centre, pictured with President Cindy Behrsin and Sponsor Kelly Williams was welcomed into the club as a transfer from the Rotary Club of Dryden. WELCOME LYNN!!
http://www.rippleeffectprogram.org/The students at Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, under the coaching of Chaplain Dean Woodbeck raised $3,456.15 through many fundraising activities and presented a cheque for this amount at the Kenora Rotary Club’s meeting on June 4, 2012.
Kenora Model United Nations
Four students, Alexa Lesperance, Ana Alarcon, Zach Dearlove and Carmen Haw attended the Kenora Rotary Club's first local Model United Nations Assembly on April 27 and 28th.Students debated resolutions on 4 pressing global problems including:
Rotary Club of Kenora Assists in Fundraising to Refurbish the Recreational Centre Basketball Courts
Pictured left to right: Kevin Schabler (student), Mr. Steve Merry (teacher), Riley Burt (student), Bradey Lund (winner), and Rotarians Cindy Behrsin and Rod Riopel.
Over $3500 was raised by the collaborative efforts of St. Thomas Aquinas High School and the Kenora Rotary Club in the recent Cody Bland Memorial Raffle. The grand prize, an ice shack built by Steve Merry's Construction class, was won by Brad and Bradey Lund. All proceeds of the raffle are allocated to the improvement of the Basketball Courts at the Kenora Recreation Centre. The young Saints basketball player spent countless hours on the outdoor courts and often lamented the disrepair of the surface. Cody's family and friends are eager to see the improvements completed in his memory.
Welcome!Two new members were inducted into the Rotary Club of Kenora on Monday, March 5th.Welcome to Laura Dowdell and Rod Lamb
Awards Handed Out at the Rotary Foundation Paul Harris Dinner!Guest Speaker was District Governor Eva VidaPresentation of Paul Harris Fellowships New Paul Harris Fellowships Kristen Joy Bulmer, Lindsay Berringer,Nancy Tulloch, Elizabeth Claire Dingwall,Kelly Williams, Virgil Dahl, John Philip Loader
First Time Multiple Paul Harris FellowshipsCindy Behrsin, Barbara Roulston, Donna Friesen, Nancy Tulloch, Debra LeMaistreMulti-Level Paul Harris FellowshipsLloyd Mack – PHF+2, Fred Wright – PHF+4, Lucia Melnick – PHF+2,Bruce Krawicki – PHF+5, Barbara King – PHF+3, Betty Nelson – PHF+5,Gord LeMaistre - PHF+3, Keith Nelson – Over 9 PHFsPaul Harris Benefactor RecognitionDebra LeMaistre and Gord LeMaistre
Rotary celebrates 107 years of service on February 23rd! Listen to 89.5 FM to hear about the work of Rotary International and the Rotary Club of Kenora. It's Rotary Radio Day all day!!!
Have you ever wondered where the Ripple Effect Program schools that Kenora has sponsored are? Here is a map showing the locaton of the 3 schools.