Posted on Dec 01, 2017
Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us. We lead efforts both large and small. We set up temporary clinics, blood donation centres, and training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.
DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT MONTH 2017-12-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 21, 2017
Ralph Diegel was honoured as a recipient of the 2017 YMCA Peace Medal during the Peace Week 2017 luncheon on Monday.
 
The recognition comes as part of YMCA Peace Week, which runs from November 18-25 and invites people of all ages to reflect on peace, to talk, and to take action, individually and with others.
 
A special highlight of this week is the presentation of the YMCA Peace Medal to individuals who, without any special resources, have demonstrated a commitment to the values of peace through contributions made within their local, national or global community.
Long-Time Rotarian Ralph Diegel Honoured With Peace Medal 2017-11-21 05:00:00Z 0

Giving Tuesday is a global movement for charities and individuals to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving. On 28 November, join the community of donors that support Rotarian projects around the world by making an online gift to The Rotary Foundation. Online giving is a fast, secure way to help families and communities that need it most — no wrapping paper required!

Support The Rotary Foundation on Giving Tuesday 2017-11-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 01, 2017
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The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary International, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
 
NOVEMBER - THE ROTARY FOUNDATION MONTH 2017-11-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 24, 2017
North Bay Rotary, North Bay-Nipissing Rotary and Rotaract and family and friends participated in Rotary’s World Polio Day – October 24th - joining the fight to completely eradicate this disease.
 
Participants walked from the Rotary Gazebo to The Grande Event Centre, wearing red “End Polio Now” ponchos to promote the awareness of Polio. Proceeds from the walk will be going towards the cause. 
ROTARY'S WORLD POLIO DAY - October 24th 2017-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 10, 2017

 

The Adventure in Understanding Canoe Trip was initiated by Don Watkins of the Rotary Club of Peterborough Kawartha four years ago. Partnering with Camp Kawartha and Curve Lake First Nation, this year’s 6 day trip left on August 27th from Beavermead Park and concluded at Curve Lake First Nation, having traveled 100 km. There they celebrated a successful trip at a feast hosted by Chief Phyllis Williams, and planted a ceremonial Silver Maple tree they had brought with them from Peterborough’s Ecology Park. Diversity, cultural understanding, team building, along with the benefits of being outside is what the adventure was all about.
Adventure in Understanding Canoe Trip 2017 2017-10-10 04:00:00Z 0
OCTOBER IS ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MONTH 2017-10-03 04:00:00Z 0
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Incredible news: Two short weeks ago we had the honour of welcoming Rotary International President Ian Riseley and his wife Juliet to our Education Center in Guatemala! The President and his wife were received by Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP) Rotarians from Guatemala and North America, as well as staff and board members of Cooperative for Education (CoEd). We'd like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who made President Riseley's visit a success! Scroll down to see the full list of those we'd like to thank.

President Riseley Calls GLP "the Gold Standard" 2017-09-24 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 22, 2017
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The Ace of Spades was finally caught on the 20th and last week of the first licence on Friday, September 22nd, but not before an additional 10 tickets were pulled from the bin and the numbered envelops were opened.
 
The eventual winner of the progressive accumulating jackpot was Claude Boulet of North Bay, who pocketed $4,716.
 
The 2nd licence is now under way. 
 
ACE OF SPADES DRAWN! 2017-09-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 01, 2017

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 

Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.

How Rotary Makes Help Happen.

BASIC EDUCATION AND LITERACY MONTH 2017-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
 
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER. 26TH
5-7 PM
 
CECIL’S BREWHOUSE & KITCHEN
MAP ROOM
 
Want to join a network of business and professional people locally and internationally?
Want to do good locally?
Want to do good around the world?
 
ENJOY SOME ROTARY/ROTARACT HOSPITALITY
AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 3 CLUBS IN NORTH BAY
& THEIR PROJECTS
 
Contact/to Register
Jeff or 472-8271
Colin or 845-8909
Valerie or 492-2660
JOIN US...‘ROTARY AFTER HOURS’ 2017-08-24 04:00:00Z 0
MEMBERSHIP AND NEW CLUB DEVELOPMENT MONTH 2017-08-01 04:00:00Z 0
President Natalie MacDougall's Year-End Review 2017-07-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 01, 2017
June is designated as “Rotary Fellowships Month” to recognize the importance of international fellowship and good will among Rotarians with similar recreational interests, vocations, and health and medical issue-oriented interests, to promote increased participation in fellowships and increase understanding of this program.
 
The RI Board encourages fellowships groups to highlight activities through projects, activities, and events in celebration of “Rotary Fellowships Month” in June. Learn more about Rotary Fellowships.
 

“Fellowship is wonderful; it illuminates life’s pathway, spreads good cheer, and is worth high price.”

-Rotary Founder Paul Harris

Rotary Fellowships Month 2017-06-01 04:00:00Z 0
Guatemala Literacy Project Being Honoured at the 2017 RI Convention 2017-05-18 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 04, 2017
May 12th Winner!
                                                           Pat Dinnes with Chair Don Coutts
 
Six local organizations launched a joint fundraiser called “Catch the Ace (of Spades) Raffle Ticket Draw” at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 23 in North Bay today. Initially 7 local organizations and programs will be the beneficiaries of the available funds raised
CATCH THE ACE COMES TO NORTH BAY 2017-05-04 04:00:00Z 0
May is YOUTH SERVICE MONTH 2017-05-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 01, 2017
Rotary International's new monthly theme for April is Maternal and Child Health! Every day mothers risk their lives giving birth and millions of children die each year from treatable, preventable causes.
April is MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH Month 2017-04-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 22, 2017
This year’s Rotary4Kids” radio-a-thon raised over $74,000 and counting, with pledges continuing to come in after the show wrapped up at 10:00 a.m. today at Burger World on Hammond Street.
 
YOU CAN DONATE YEAR-ROUND! 
 
Longest Morning Another Great Success! 2017-03-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 22, 2017
The Rotary Club of North Bay launched its annual fundraiser, with the help of this year’s Rotary4Kids Ambassador, Summer Morison (10), a student at St. Hubert Catholic Elementary School, and representatives from the Nipissing Association for Disabled Youth (NADY) and One Kids Place today at One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centre.
 
Entering its 15th year, the Rotary club, in partnership with NADY, will be holding its radio-a-thon to raise much needed funds in support of area children and youth with special needs.
 
The longest morning, with 100.5 KiSS morning host Kevin Oschefski, will be broadcast live from Tower Court at Northgate Shopping Centre, on Thursday, March 30th and wrap-up with a final morning show breakfast at Burger World on Hammond Street on March 31st, from 7-10 am.
 
YOU CAN DONATE TODAY!
Kevin’s Longest Morning 2017 Supporting Rotary4Kids 2017-03-22 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 20, 2017
Callander Bay Dental Centre, who have been a very supportive and active partner, are back this year with their “Smiles for Life Campaign”. All proceeds, plus matching dollars from the Centre are being donated to the R4K's. As of May 10th, the Centre was at 62 Smiles, with a month and half to go! That equals $9,300 plus Dr. Sarhan's matching resulting in the current total of $18,600!
 
Their campaign runs until the end of June. Contact the centre to book you appointment.
 
"Smiles for Life" Supporting Rotary4Kids 2017-03-20 04:00:00Z 0
North Bay Downtown Waterfront Master Plan Supported by Rotary 2017-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
International Women's Week 2017 2017-03-07 05:00:00Z 0
Promote World Water Day
World Water Day on 22 March is an opportunity to learn about Rotary’s commitment to provide clean water and sanitation.
 
In rural Ghana, seven million people are at risk from waterborne diseases. Rotarians are working with partners to address community water and sanitation needs. 
 
Clean water is a basic human right that many are often denied. There are 2.5 billion people in the world that lack access to improved sanitation and 748 million people that don’t have clean drinking water. Nearly 1400 children die each day from diseases caused by lack of sanitation and unsafe water. When people have access to clean water, they live healthier and more productive lives.
Celebrate Rotary Water and Sanitation Month! 2017-03-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 13, 2017
(left to right) Hayden Wice, Ellen Perry, Julianna Head, Amber St. Jean, Victoria Zhou, Adam Strang
 

The Rotary Club of North Bay was pleased to presented this year's awards to Adam Strang from West Ferris Secondary School, Victoria Zhou from Chippewa, Amber St-Jean from Ecole Secondaire Algonquin, Julianna Head from St. Joseph’s Scollard Hall, Ellen Perry from Ecole Secondaire Odysée, and Hayden Wice from Widdifield Secondary School.

GREAT STUDENT AWARDS 2017 2017-02-13 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 01, 2017
 
By Azka Asif, RI Programs Staff
 
Millions of people all over the world are currently displaced by armed conflict or persecution. In fact, 90% of casualties in armed conflicts are civilians, half of which are children. Through service projects and Rotary programs, the Rotary family is committed to pursuing projects that address the structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
FEBRUARY IS PEACE AND CONFLICT PREVENTION/RESOLUTION MONTH 2017-02-01 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 31, 2016
Vocational Service is one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service that focusses on:
  • Adherence to and promotion of the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including fair treatment of employers, employees, associates, competitors, and the public.
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, not just those that are pursued by Rotarians.
  • The contribution of your vocational talents to solving the problems of society and meeting the needs of the community.
JANUARY IS VOCATIONAL SERVICE MONTH 2017-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
President Natalie and fellow Rotarians
 
Good Afternoon. It is a pleasure to speak to you and share a little about my life experiences and family.
 
I was born in Toronto and lived in several towns between Toronto and Windsor until we finally settled in Brampton when I was in grade 8. (This is a picture of a painting of our family home. It was painted by my sister Maureen).
 
I am the eldest of twelve children with 6 brothers and 5 sisters (Pat, Peggy, Maureen, Mary, Mike, Colleen, Dan, Jim, Gerry, Bob and Judy). The O'Neill clan!
 
My father was a veteran of WW11 and instilled in us the importance of family, education, hard work and Catholic Values. He worked 2 jobs for 80 hrs. a week to support the family.  He passed away in 1980.
 
My mother worked at Canadian Car in Fort William during the war and later efficiently managed our household. There were always hot meals and baking.  Sundays were family days and after church we would pile into the station wagon (seat belts weren't required back then) and go to the nearest park for recreation and in the good weather, picnics. There wasn't a lot of money but we always had what we needed. Mom passed away in 2002. 
Kathy Hallett's Classification Talk 2016-12-06 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Foundation helps make health care available for hundreds of orphans in Uganda.
 
Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. They also design and build the infrastructure for doctors, nurses, governments, and partners to reach the one in six people in the world who can't afford to pay for health care.
 
Disease prevention and treatment takes on many forms, from supporting studies to helping immunize people to improving drinking water and the sanitation infrastructure. The world relies on Rotary to tackle these global challenges, and to set an example for others to follow.
DECEMBER IS DISEASE PREVENTION AND TREATMENT MONTH 2016-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 15, 2016
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The Camp Tillicum Board launched the renewal project at the North Bay YMCA today, highlighting the plans for a new facility, sponsorship opportunities and our strong partnership with the local Y.
 
On hand to assist Board President Spencer Merritt with unveiling the conceptual drawing for the new facility was George Flumerfelt, President and CEO of the Redpath Mining Group, whose company has made an very generous gift to launch the fundraising effort.
Rotary's Camp Tillicum Renewal Project Launch 2016-11-16 00:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary International, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

NOVEMBER IS FOUNDATION MONTH – THE ROTARY FOUNDATION 2016-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
Hurricane Matthew/ShelterBox Update 2016-10-16 00:00:00Z 0

Staff from ShelterBox and the United Nation’s World Food Programme help unload a delivery of ShelterBox supplies at Les Cayes harbor in Haiti, where tents are likely to be used to help health professionals screen and treat cholera victims.

Photo Credit: Alexis Masciarelli

Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country 4 October, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless.

ROTARY AND SHELTERBOX ON THE GROUND IN HAITI 2016-10-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 30, 2016

A GLP Global Grant Is Getting Special Recognition from TRF!

As part of its centennial celebrations in Atlanta next June, The Rotary Foundation will be recognizing 10 outstanding global grants closed in the 2015-16 Rotary year, and guess what? One of them is a GLP global grant!

Guatemala Literacy Project 2016-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 30, 2016
Rotary members help Indian weavers achieve better wages and working conditions.
 
Nearly 1.4 billion employed people live on less than $1.25 a day. Our members promote economic and community development and reduce poverty in underserved communities through training, well-paying jobs, and access to financial management institutions. Projects range from providing people with equipment to vocational training. Our members work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities.
 
ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 2016-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Melanie McVeety, ESL Teacher with the Near North District School Board provided an overview of the program. Ten students and two volunteers also were in attendance. 

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program is free for immigrants and to those Canadians whose mother tongue is not English. Adult students may register and begin classes at any time during the school year (September - June). This is a very flexible program offered to adults. The curriculum is designed to meet the needs of each student whether at the beginning, intermediate or advanced level. The personal approach to education, combined with a balance between academics, social skills, Canadian culture and Canadian language development, will prepare the learner for future academic studies, employment and living in Canada. This program is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Culture and Immigration (MCI). For ESL students that do not qualify under MCI, a fee for service is possible dependant of enrolment.
 

The local program was originally located at Chippewa Secondary School and recently moved to the Laurentian Learning Centre.

The number of students in the program at any given time averages around 40 students, from up to 19 different countries. This poses some  challenges for the program's  one teacher, over and above dealing with students at different levels in their language skills. This is where having a core of volunteers to help out with small groups and one-on-one sessions is key. Anyone interested in volunteering for an hour or more a week is more than welcome to contact Melanie at melanie.mcveety@nearnorthschools.ca. Besides volunteering in the classroom, there is an opportunity to assist with field trips geared towards giving the students the opportunity to experience all things Canadian - such as sugar bush operations.

The program works very closely with the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program 2016-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Allan gave a enlightened presentation about his family, growing up and his many work experiences.
 
Born March 13, 1975, the Dell Family moved to North Bay in 1963. Some may know my father, Frank,  a hockey fanatic who was the Referee in Chief for the NOHA, a loyal Mason and a member of the St. John's Church. He passed away in 2014. My mom, Evelyn, still resides in North Bay. I have 4 brothers and 1 sister.
 
As a young lad I was quite the entertainer. Always the centre of attention.  I enjoyed the attention. At the age of 11 I was a rink-rat at the Ferris Arena. Sweeping, making hot chocolate, and coffee, selling 50/50 tickets, calling Bingo and setting up tables and chairs.  It was all so educational!  But I still remember the day the arena manager, Don Pecore, asked me to “go upstairs and play some records for skating”. That was the beginning of Mr. Bojanagles. From that day forward I would play records at weddings, parties and dances. In fact, while working at CFCH while I was 14 or 15 I would organize and play music at the “dance of the week”. That would make me about $1,000.00 per week, which was pretty good for a 14 year old.  
Allen Dell Classification Talk 2016-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 31, 2016
A Rotary grant helps bring tablet technology to students on Taveuni Island, Fiji.
 
Worldwide, 67 million children have no access to education, and more than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. Our members support educational projects that provide technology, teacher training, vocational training teams, student meal programs, and low-cost textbooks to communities. Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy.
Basic Education and Literacy Month 2016-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Liliane started her talk sharing information about her family roots and growing up on the shores of Lake Nosbonsing in the close knit community of Astorville.
 
She started volunteering at the young age of 8, joining her parents and siblings working at the Astorville picnic and winter carnival, which became an annual event until the end of high school. At Ecole Secondaire Algonquin, she worked for the school newspaper and was part of the council events committee. Liliane chaired the PTA groups, fundraising events and launched a volunteer based literacy program at Ecole Sainte Anne school where her children attended. Most recently she volunteered at the St. Vincent de Paul "Fresh Food" food bank.
 
Liliane has held a variety of administrative, accounting and credit management positions in banking at the Caisse Populaire of North Bay and l'Alliance des Caisses Populaires. In Toronto, her focus was Mercantile Credit Management for Noranda Mines, Gbc Canada and Beecham Canada.
 
In 1981, Liliane married a Torontonian, Robin Danielson, moved there and started our family shortly thereafter.   While Robin had a successful career in Marketing in Toronto, he eventually “saw the light” and decided to move here. They have 3 children, Patrick (29), Michelle (26) and Justin (24).  
 
Why Rotary? "I chose to join Rotary because of a shared concern for the well being and education of children and welcome the opportunity to work with all of you."
 
Liliane has joined the Music Committee, an easy decision for an individual who has always had a passion for music, starting in her hometown singing at fundraising events, on through high school to today. Over the years she obtained her grade 7 in vocal production and performance with the Royal Conservatory of Music and from 1997 to 2006 launched the musical group "Tangent". The group preformed contemporary, folk and jazz for events in Sudbury, Huntsville, North Bay and surrounding areas; and created a musical stage show "The Spirit of Canada - Something to Sing About".
 
Liliane Danielson Classification Talk 2016-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
#CLEANYOURCITY PROJECT 2016-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 20, 2016
 
The club welcomed Livia Huwyler, 2016-2017 Youth Exchange in-bound student to North Bay on Monday, August 22nd. Livia is from Muttenz, Switzerland [Rotary Club of Basel-Riechen, District 1980]. 
 
For more about the Youth Exchange Program...read here
Rotary Youth Exchange  2016-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Golf Day & Dinner 2016 2016-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Riley Beam provided an excellent presentation about this year's event and her personal experiences. She learned many new things about Canada and about herself and will have so many memories that she will keep with her for the rest of her life. Riley thanked the club for sponsoring her and giving her the opportunity to participate in the program. She expressed her hope that the club will continue to support this fabulous program so that other students in North Bay can benefit from the learning experience as she did.
 
This annual event provides a unique opportunity for a selected group of young Canadians to come together to gain a better understanding of our country. Through meetings with political leaders, senior officials and others, they learn a great deal about the workings of our democratic institutions. Through meeting one another and having discussions among themselves, they learn to appreciate the diversity of Canada and the privileges and responsibilities of Canadian citizenship. This year brought 120 students together in Ottawa - all hosted by the Rotary Club of Ottawa
Rotary Adventure in Citizenship ProgramMay 1 - 4, 2016 2016-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 29, 2016
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We are thrilled to announce that Global Grant 1531565 benefiting the Guatemala Literacy Project has been approved by The Rotary Foundation for the amount of$464,292! This would not have been possible without your generosity and that of the other 106 clubs and 24 districts that contributed to the grant, sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Valle de Guatemala (D-4250) and Glenview Sunrise, Illinois (D-6440).
GLP RECEIVES LARGEST GLOBAL GRANT EVER 2016-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 26, 2016

JOHN F. GERM

PRESIDENT 2016-17
ROTARY CLUB OF CHATTANOOGA
TENNESSEE, USA

John F. Germ is board chair and chief executive officer of Campbell and Associates Inc., consulting engineers. He joined the firm as an engineer in 1965 after four years in the U.S. Air Force. He serves on the boards of several organizations, including the board and executive committee of the Public Education

Meet 2016-2017 RI President John F. Germ 2016-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
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June 13, 2016
Rita Claverie de Sciolli, Guatemalan Ambassador to Canada, will be one of two special guests at the Rotary Club of North Bay’s Third World Literacy dinner fundraiser at the Davedi Club on June 25th. The doors open at 5:30 pm, followed by dinner and entertainment at 6:30 pm.
 
The Rotary club will also be honouring Tony Demarco, 2010 Davedi Club Order of Merit recipient, with a Paul Harris Fellow, the highest honour bestowed on individuals by The Rotary Foundation.
 
Proceeds from the evening will go towards supporting the club’s ongoing projects, in part with The Rotary Foundation, to address basic education and literacy needs around the world, including the Guatemala Literacy Project.
 
Tickets are only $30 and may be purchased by contacting Colin Thacker (cthacker@sympatico.ca / 705.494.8339), Jim Marmino (jmarmino@sympatico.ca / 705.472.8299) or rotaryclubofnorthbay@gmail.com.
Guatemala Ambassador to Canada to Speak at 3rd World Literacy Dinner 2016-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
June is considered as Rotary Fellowships Month in the Rotary calendar. There is a misconception among Rotarians on what aspect of the RI programs is being celebrated for this month of June. Let us clarify the issue. When we talk about "Rotary Fellowships", we actually refer to the groups of Rotarians, Rotarian spouses and Rotaractors who join together to:
 
  • Share a common interest in worthwhile recreational activities (sports, hobbies, etc.);
  • Further their vocational development through acquaintance with others of the same profession;
  • Make new friends around the world;
  • Explore new opportunities for service; and
  • Have fun and enhance their experience in Rotary.
June is Rotary Fellowships Month 2016-06-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 16, 2016

The government of Canada is providing C$40 million over three years in support of Pakistan’s polio eradication program. The funds will help the World Health Organization and UNICEF interrupt transmission of the wild poliovirus in Pakistan. Canada is the fifth-highest per capita donor to polio eradication, with over C$500 million committed to date. It coordinates its efforts closely with Rotary, matching Rotarians’ contributions during fundraising campaigns.

Canada contributes $40 million to ending polio in Pakistan 2016-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
RN John St. Jacques & Cst. Ray Yelle, NBPS
 
The Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) is a community-based collaborative partnership between the North Bay Regional Health Centre (NBRHC) and the North Bay Police Service (NBPS), established in order to respond to individuals or families experiencing behavioural health crises with the goal of reducing the immediate risk of danger to the individual or others. 
 
The team consists of one NBPS officer and one Registered Nurse experienced in mental health. In some instances it may be necessary for the officer to apprehend an individual and bring them to the NBRHC Emergency Department for further assessment.
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Posted on Apr 30, 2016
New Generations refers to the youngest generation in the family of Rotary. Many are participants in Rotary’s youth and young adult programs: Interact, Rotaract, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), and Rotary Youth Exchange. Others are service minded young people involved in Rotary club and district activities.
YOUTH SERVICE/NEW GENERATIONS MONTH 2016-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Hannah Bywater, 15, the club's Rotary Youth Exchange Student for 2016-2017, who will be heading to Switzerland for the year, was the guest speaker today. 
 
Hannah refers to her self as an animal activist and through sharing her stories and learning more about the things she is doing to help sustain the population of endangered species, others will be inspired to help, teach others and maybe even oversee their own project. 
 
Starting with her project to save sea turtles at the young age of 7, Hannah has been involved with other projects and initiatives including - Kenya Africa school build, Sumatran Orangutans, Monarch Butterflies and water conservation in North Bay. She has been very successful in raising thousands of dollars for all her causes along the way. Hannah started off by showing a short video. Click here to view the bulletin online to access the video.
To learn more about Hannah and her projects visit - www.hannahsplanet.ca. To contact Hannah for more info - hannah@hannahsplanet.ca. 
 
Hannah's PlanetSaving the Planet One Sea Turtle at a Time 2016-04-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 14, 2016
Reagan Lawton, 2014-2015 Rotary Youth Exchange Student to Manta, Ecuador, and Ashleigh Brady, will be competing at the Canada-wide Science Fair in Montreal, May 15-20. Reagan and Ashleigh, both senior students at Widdifield Secondary School, received the Rotary Club of North Bay Award of Excellence at the North Bay Regional Science Fair held on April 13th. Their project is called "Company in the Shower".
Former Exchange Student Reagan Lawton Heading to Canada-wide Science Fair 2016-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Immigrant Settlement Services
Vindra Sahadeo, Community Connections Facilitator, The North Bay & District Multicultural Centre (NBDMC) provided an overview about the centre.
 
The NBDMC evolved from the work of the North Bay Newcomer Network, spearheaded by the Mayor's Office of Economic Development. It became a reality January 1, 2008 and is a reflection of the changing face of the city. The official opening of the centre was February 22, 2008.
 
Young People's Press, the founder of the North Bay & District Multicultural Centre, was an active NNN member prior to the launch of the centre and worked with the City of North Bay and other community partners to organize a successful immigration symposium April 8, 2006, attended by more than 80 people. The need to create immigrant support services in the city was strongly identified as a necessary component to the city's immigration strategy.
North Bay & District Multicultural Centre 2016-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 31, 2016
NORTH BAY – This year’s Rotary4Kids” radio-a-thon raised over $75,000 and counting, with pledges continuing to come in after the show wrapped up at 10:00 a.m. today at Burger World on Algonquin.
Rotary4Kids Fundraiser Tops $75,000! 2016-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 31, 2016

The Rotary Foundation helps bring pre- and postnatal care to mothers in rural Haiti.

Our members improve access to essential medical services for mothers and their children. These efforts are aimed at reducing the number of children under age five who die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation – a figure that is currently estimated at 7 million.

According to another estimate, more than 80 percent of maternal deaths can be prevented with access to reproductive health services and trained health care workers. Our members provide education, immunizations, birthing kits, and
Maternal and Child Health Month 2016-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 21, 2016
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NORTH BAY – The Rotary Club of North Bay launched its annual fundraiser, with the help of this year’s Rotary4Kids Ambassador, Ethan Dokis (11), a student at St. Hubert Catholic Elementary School, and representatives from the Nipissing Association for Disabled Youth (NADY) and One Kids Place today at One Kids Place Children’s Treatment Centre.
 
Entering its 14th year, the Rotary club, in partnership with NADY, will be holding its radio-a-thon to raise much needed funds in support of area children and youth with special needs
“Kevin’s Longest Morning 2016 Supporting Rotary4Kids” 2016-03-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 14, 2016
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Rotary has released $35 million in new grants to support the global effort to eradicate polio. The funds will build on last year’s historic achievement of stopping transmission of the wild poliovirus in Nigeria and all of Africa. Just two countries reported wild polio cases in 2015, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Rotary’s funds will go toward efforts to end the disease in those countries and seven others.
Rotary Provides $35 Million in New Funding 2016-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
Pictured with Past President Tom Tucker, Tim Cassidy, Peggy Morrison and Bryan Eade.
 
Peggy Morrison talked about the Open Arms Café that has been operating for just over 2 years in the basement of the St. John the Divine Church on Main Street in North Bay. Peggy and her group of volunteers have been preparing and serving hot healthy meals to upwards of 160 individuals on Wednesday evenings.
 
The idea was originally designed in the winter of 2013, as an outreach project called “Out of the Cold”.
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Posted on Mar 02, 2016

March is Water and Sanitation Month

More than 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation facilities. At least 3,000 children die each day from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water. Our projects give communities the ability to develop and maintain sustainable water and sanitation systems and support studies related to water and sanitation.
 

In rural Ghana, Rotary members supply clean water and sanitation facilities to prevent the spread of infectious diseases.

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Project leads, Kevin Hutchinson and his brother Tim, both graduates of Baylor University, provided an overview about the project that is a research partnership between Baylor University and the City of North Bay. The project launched in early October, 2015, is focusing on assisting in the creation of a community vision, as well as identifying strategic priorities that will act as a catalyst for progress, sustain and improve capacities and ideally foster job creation within North Bay and area.
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Posted on Feb 18, 2016

The club held its annual Great Student Awards program at the noon meeting on February 8th, to recognize and celebrate grade 10 and 11 students from each of the local secondary schools, who best exemplify Rotary's motto "Service Above Self". This is done as a means of helping to promote the value of volunteerism.

Left to right, with President Brett Tucker - Amanda Mills (West Ferris), Breanna Wilson (Algonquin), Megan Lepoudre (Odyssée), Hannah Bywater (Chippewa), Kealey Ducharme (Scollard), Abbey Tanner (Widdifield)

Read about each recipients accomplishments - here.

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Riders set off on the 2015 El Tour de Tucson in Arizona, USA.
Photo Credit: James S. Wood Photography
 
The fight to eradicate polio got a major financial boost from the annual Miles to End Polio bike ride that took place 21 November in Arizona, USA. Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and a team of eight RI staff members helped raise $4.4 million. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match the funds 2-to-1, bringing the total contribution to PolioPlus to more than $13.5 million.
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Practicing Peace

 
A Rotary Peace Fellow graduate travels from England to Australia to collaborate on a project.
 
Sixty million people are displaced by armed conflict or persecution, and 90 percent of armed-conflict casualties are civilians, half of them children. Through service projects, fellowships, and other Rotary-sponsored campaigns, members train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict, and aid refugees who have fled dangerous areas. Members also pursue projects to address the underlying structural causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
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Posted on Jan 01, 2016
 
The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary’s purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Object, which calls on Rotarians to “encourage and foster”:
  • High ethical standards in business and professions
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
  • The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society.
 
Download document to Read more…
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The Rotary Foundation helps make health care available for hundreds of orphans in Uganda.
 
Rotary's top priority is the eradication of polio, but our members take on far greater responsibilities to fight disease. They set up health camps and training facilities in undeveloped countries and in communities struggling with HIV/AIDS and malaria. 
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Its purpose is to provide scholarships for students and training for teachers and is carried out in partnership with CoEd's programs in Guatemala. So what does this mean for our friends in the North? You can now directly support CoEd's programs in Guatemala and receive a tax credit for your donation. 
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Applications for the Youth Exchange Program must be received by Thursday at 6 p.m. Interviews are being scheduled for this weekend.


The Rotary Club of North Bay is seeking an outgoing, self-confident, friendly, adaptable and adventurous young person (between the ages of 15 and 18 on departure in August 2016) to participate in an exchange program, where they will spend the 2016-2017 school year in another country. 

If you are interested in participating or in receiving more information on this, please contact Natalie MacDougall at 63brucemac@gmail.com

For more information about the program visit - http://www.rotary7010youthexchange.com/

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Have you heard about #GivingTuesday? It’s a global movement for charities and individuals to come together for one common purpose: to celebrate and encourage giving.
 
Join us on 1 December as Rotary participates in Giving Tuesday and celebrates the good work our members do around the world. Invite your district to get involved by giving online on 1 December and sharing what inspires them to support our Foundation.
 
Top three reasons to support Rotary on Giving Tuesday
  1. Fund unique projects.
Our Foundation’s unique grant model creates locally led community development projects throughout the world. These life-changing projects are only possible because of the generous support from our members and friends of Rotary.
  1. Raise awareness.
While Rotarians give to their communities and our Foundation throughout the year, Giving Tuesday is a great chance to reach new supporters by leveraging social media and the momentum of Rotary Foundation Month in November.
  1. Continue the tradition.
Last year, we raised over $100,000 in a single day to fund sustainable, life changing projects. With your support this year, we can to do even more!
 
Give to The Rotary Foundation on 1 December at www.rotary.org/give.
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The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, we tap into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into our priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
 
Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of your contribution. Give and become a part of Rotary’s life-changing work!
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CELEBRITIES, HEALTH OFFICIALS COME TOGETHER TO HAIL PROGRESS TOWARD POLIO’S END Ryan Hyland, Rotary News 2015-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
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K.R. Ravindran
RI President, 2015-2016
 
Dear fellow Rotarians:
 
It is our pleasure to announce Rotary’s annual World Polio Day kickoff event on 23 October in New York City. We'll use this occasion to shine a light on Rotary’s leadership in the fight that has brought us This Close to ending polio.
The Livestream event, co-sponsored by UNICEF, will bring together our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, government officials, and global health leaders from nongovernmental organizations and will mobilize more than 30,000 supporters.
 
July and August brought great milestones in the polio eradication effort. For the first time in history, Nigeria -- then all of Africa -- marked one year with no new polio cases caused by the wild virus.
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Global Grant benefiting the Guatemala Literacy Project has been approved by The Rotary Foundation, in the amount of $372,425!
 
This would not have been possible without the generosity of 120 clubs and 18 districts that contributed to the grant, hosted by RC Quetzaltenango (D-4250) and RC Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (D-5450). 
 
The partnership is proud of the praise and feedback received from The Rotary Foundation, following the recent site visit by a member of the Cadre of Technical Advisers:
 
"I gave a presentation a few weeks ago on sustainability at our District Grants seminar [that] showcased your project as an example of how a sustainable project should be! You have a model program!"
- Maureen Duncan, TRF Cadre Member in Basic Education & Literacy
 
 
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Posted on Apr 28, 2015
Within hours of the devastating earthquake, Shelterbox assessment teams were on the ground in Nepal.
 
ShelterBox responds to disasters around the world, providing the emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies families need to survive in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.
 
A typical ShelterBox contains a family tent, blankets, water purification, cooking utensils, a stove, a tool kit, a children’s activity pack and other vital items. Highly trained ShelterBox Response Team volunteers deliver aid, working with other international organizations and local partners.
 
In 2012, ShelterBox became Rotary International's first project partner. The global support from the Rotary network is the cornerstone that ShelterBox is built on. The Rotary Club of North Bay serves as ShelterBox Ambassador for Rotary District 7010.
 
ShelterBox's HQ is in Cornwall in the UK, with 20 international affiliates including Canada. Shelterbox Canada is a Canadian registered charity. 
 

 
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The Rotary Club of North Bay 2015 Award Recipients
 
Award of Excellence
 
​Callum Abraham & Lauren McLaren
Widdifield Secondary School
“A Palette Of Perception”
* Callum and Lauren will be participating in the 2015 Canada-Wide Science Fair *
Fredericton, May 14-16
 
Junior Division Environment Project
Grades 7 & 8

Kyle Tremblay
St. Luke Catholic Elementary School
“What’s Our Ecosystem Coming To”
 
Intermediate Division Environment Project
Grades 9 & 10
 
Sam Brost  & Ryan Zamperoni
Widdifield Secondary School
“The Effects Of Microplastics On The Feeding Patterns Of Artemia Franciscana”
 
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Posted by Bill Hagborg on Apr 01, 2015
This year’s “KiSS – Kevin and Big Mike’s Longest Morning Supporting Rotary4Kids” radio-a-thon raised over $91,000 and counting, with pledges continuing to come in after the show wrapped up at 10:00 a.m. today.  The goal again this year was to raise $1000 an hour for the 53 hours the morning hosts were on the air.
Kevin Oschefski and Mike Bissett took to the airwaves at 5:00 am on March 31st, broadcasting from Sears Court at Northgate Shopping Centre with the final 4 hours at Burger World on Hammond Street.
This was the 13th year the Rotary Club of North Bay has organized the radio-a-thon in partnership with the Nipissing Association for Disabled Youth (NADY) and the invaluable support of Rogers Radio, Northgate Shopping Centre and Burger World.
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James Nightingale and Edith Palmer (T M Palmer) purchased the Tillicum property in 1926.  Mr Nightingale wanted a lakeside property where boy scouts could enjoy a summertime water and camping adventure.  In his frequent boating excursions around Lake Nipissing, he searched the shoreline for a suitable location for a scout camp. There was no road to the property but he persisted until he acquired the property from CNR. This was the beginning of a camp that soon became popular with scouts and church groups. After first functioning under canvas, a few permanent buildings and sleep cabins were erected beginning 1929.  Several noteworthy volunteers assisted with construction.
 
Tom Palmer was a driving force in developing programs for the camp.  TM was an outstanding citizen who established a reputation around the province for his contribution to boys work.  He became Rotary president in 1940, district governor in 1961 and throughout this period maintained a high interest in local matters serving as mayor in 1951.  TM is our first Paul Harris fellow.  With that energy, Palmer and Nightingale oversaw the development and operation of Tillicum. Together they made the camp an attractive and yearning destination for the countless youth who enjoyed the camping experience each summer.
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NORTH BAY – The Rotary Club of North Bay launched its annual fundraiser, with the help of this year’s Rotary4Kids Ambassador, Dylan Rivenbark (7), and representatives from the Nipissing Association for Disabled Youth (NADY) and One Kids Place and the today at One Kids Place.
 
Entering its 13th year, the Rotary Club, in partnership with NADY, will be holding its radio-a-thon to raise much needed funds in support of local children and youth with special needs.
 
The longest morning, with KiSS hosts Kevin and Big Mike, will be broadcast live from the Sears Court at Northgate Shopping Centre, starting at 5:30 am on Tuesday, March 31st and wrap-up with a final morning show breakfast at Burger World on Hammond Street on April 2nd, from 7-10 am.
2015 rotary4kids Ambassador Dylan Rivenbark (7), with Longest Morning hosts Kevin and Big Mike.
 
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Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds will be used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for polio immunization and surveillance activities in the 10 countries, as well as to provide technical assistance in several other countries in Africa.
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A total of 34 Rotarians and family members (Canada, United States, and Grand Cayman) took part in this year’s Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP) tour, along with 9 staff from the Cooperative for Education (CoEd), from February 6-16, 2015.
 
The tour included visits to 13 different schools – 10 participating in the Textbook Program, 2 with the Culture of Reading Program and one with a Computer Centre. 
 
One of the highlights for the North Bay club this year was the decision to become a textbook sponsor for a new school to the program – Chumanzana, with a total enrollment of 68 students.
left to right: Nancy Cornwell (Orillia), Colin Thacker (North Bay), Marlene Alger (North Bay), Ryan Handy (Mississagua), Barb Young (Calgary), Bill Hagborg (North Bay)
 
Latest Guatemala Literacy Project Tour a Great Success! Bill Hagborg 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
The club held its annual great student awards program during the February 9th noon meeting - to honour this year’s Grade 10 or 11 students from each secondary school in North Bay that best exemplified "Service Above Self" [Rotary International motto] - as part of the club’s effort to promote volunteerism.
The purpose behind this awards program is to ensure the youth of North Bay continue to be aware of the benefits of volunteerism. Although we promote youth leadership through International Youth exchanges, we have not specifically promoted the values inherent in our motto with the youth of North Bay.
 
 
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ImageRotary TV Bingo Committee Chair Don Coutts announced today that just under $1.2 million in funding has been donated to various Rotary projects and activities in the North Bay area as of June 30th of last year - thanks to Rotary’s loyal weekly players.  The committee goal is to generate $40,000 in sales for the current fiscal year, ending June 30, 2015.

The prize money to bingo winners in the North Bay and Callander area amounts to $105,000 annually.

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ImageThe Rotary Club partnered with Wingate Lotteries to donated 2 new scooters in time for the holiday season.

 “The new scooters are fantastic,” said mall general manager Paulette Gagnon. “They are so streamlined and compact that they are ideal for shopping, and they’re fast to, so you can really get around.”

“The customers of Wingate, through the purchase of lottery tickets, made it possible for Wingate to make a generous donation to the club with the expectation we would use that money to buy new scooters for the mall,” commented Rotarian Don Coutts.

 

left to right: Rotary President Colin Thacker, Cathy Strawn, Wingate Lotteries and Paulette Gagnon, General Manager, Northgate Shopping Centre.

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Mayor Al McDonald proclaimed  October 24th as World Polio Day in the city this past Friday, during a special End Polio Now fundraising lunch at the Davedi Club. The lunch, a joint effort of the Rotary Club of North Bay and the Davedi Club, raised an estimated $2,000 towards the complete eradication of polio by 2018. Thanks to the current partnership in place with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the actual amount being contributed will end up being doubled to $4,000.

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If you are 15 to 17 years of age and interested in "meeting new friends and forming international friendships" then this information session might be just the thing for you.  Come out and learn about the program, as well as hear the local testimonials form local past and current Exchange Students.

DATE:    Wednesday, October 29th, 2014.
TIME:    7:00 to 8:30 PM
PLACE:  Clarion Resort Pinewood Park - Tiffany Room

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MEDIA RELEASE
October 15, 2014

North Bay to Proclaim October 24, 2014 as “World Polio Day”

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As part of Rotary International’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness and funds towards the complete eradication of polio by 2018, the City of North Bay will be proclaiming October 24th as World Polio Day in the city. Mayor Al McDonald will be making the proclamation during a special End Polio Now fundraising lunch being held at the Davedi Club from
Club President Colin Thacker with Mayor Al McDonald

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. that day. The lunch is a joint effort of Rotary and the Davedi Club, which will result in half of each $20 ticket sold going towards the End Polio Now campaign. There will also be a flagging- raising ceremony at city hall at 9 AM.

You can read the Proclamation - here.

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MEDIA RELEASE

Rotary Club of North Bay Supports 2015 Winter Games

October 6, 2014                                                                   for immediate release

NORTH BAY – The Rotary Club of North Bay presented a cheque for $15,000 to Games Chair, Chief Paul Cook and Cst. Merv Shantz, Games Manager, with the North Bay Police Service at the club’s noon meeting on Monday.  With this donation, the Club will be participating as a Platinum Sponsor in the Special Olympics Ontario 2015 Provincial Winter Games, taking place in North Bay January 29th to February 1st.

In accepting the cheque, Chief Cook commented “the Club’s support is greatly appreciated, knowing just how involved local Rotarians are in so many projects and initiatives in our community and beyond”.  “With this donation today, we are well on our way to reaching our goal of $405,000”, Cook added.

The North Bay Police Service has supported Special Olympics for more than 20 years, beginning in 1987 when Toronto hosted the International Chiefs Conference and launched the Law Enforcement

Torch Run in Canada. This landmark event has gone on to spurn the most successful 27 year partnership across the globe.

The Games are being hosted by the North Bay Police Service, with the support and participation of numerous individuals, organizations and agencies throughout the community and beyond.  The Service is working in partnership with Special Olympics Ontario to organize and run the Games.  Learn more about the Games and how to become involved as donor, sponsor or volunteer at - www.specialolympics2015games.com

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For more information:

Cst. Merv Shantz, Games Manager
mshantz@northbaypolice.on.ca
705-477-0260 / 705-474-0626 Ext 2323

 

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The Rotary Club of North Bay and The Davedi Club are pleased to be hosting a fundraising lunch in support of Rotary's ongoing End Polio Now campaign. Tickets are $20 each for a 7-8 course meal, with $10 from each ticket sold going to Rotary.

Rotary District Governor, Brian Menton, will be joined by Mayor Al McDonald, in support of local efforts to raise awareness and funds for The Rotary Foundation's #1 priority to eradicate polio by 2018.

For tickets please contact Jim Marmino - jmarmino@sympatico.ca or 705-472-8299.

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Get ready for World Polio Day

Watch the End Polio Now: Make History Today Livestream event, including a global update on the status of polio eradication, on World Polio Day, 24 October, at 18:30 Chicago time (UTC-5), at endpolio.org. Your club or district can organize a viewing party or incorporate the viewing into your existing World Polio
Day plans. The archived video will be available following the live program.

Also, your club meeting during the week of World Polio Day can focus on Rotary's work to end polio. Community fundraisers scheduled on or around the day will raise public awareness of the need to eradicate polio and remind government officials to support the global commitment to a polio-free world.

 

GIVE NOW

 

 
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Rotary-At-Home TV Bingo returns for its 22nd season on North Bay’s TVCOGECO (Cable 12), starting Wednesday, September 3rd at 7:30 p.m.  Bingo cards go on sale at 29 participating outlets across North Bay and Callander, on August 28th.

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The Rotary Club of Gravenhurst’s International Program “Rotary Wheels for Learning” has its fourth Bicycle Distribution Trip to Cambodia January 27th - February 17th, 2015.  This service trip travels into many rural parts of Cambodia where the team assembles, prepares and distributes bicycles to children needing this means of transportation to get to school. The Bikes will be given out together with members of the Rotary Club of Angkor in Siem Reap. The visiting team also gets to see many of Cambodia’s historic sites and the trip includes some fun events such as attending a Cambodian Village Cooking Class, riding on the ‘Bamboo Train’ and swimming in Koh Kong.  It is truly a ‘rewarding adventure’ together with great fellowship.   The approximate cost including airfare is US$2,500. per person (if sharing). This trip is open to Rotarians and Friends; there is a limit of 25 participants. At the moment, there are only a handful of spots available. The registration deadline is September 1st, 2014.

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On Friday, August 15, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. the Rotaract Club of North Bay-Nipissing, in partnership with the North Bay Canoe Club, will once again be hosting our Sixth Annual Up the Creek Without a PADDLE. Last year, this exciting fundraising event raised $11,000 for the Providing Adults with Developmental Disabilities Lifelong Experiences (PADDLE) Program. 

 

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ImageRI President Gary C.K. Huang chose Light Up Rotary as his theme for 2014-15. Huang is urging club members to Light Up Rotary by hosting a Rotary Day in their community, continuing our fight against polio, and increasing club membership. "Light Up Rotary is more than our theme. It is how we make a difference -- every day, in every club, and every country we serve."

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ImageIt has been some time since we’ve had an update from Zack.  He has been very busy, getting the most he can out of his trip.  When he last spoke to his family, he was not quite ready to come home.  So much to do, so little time!  He did tell me that he plans to preserve his new language by speaking Japanese with the 10 Japanese exchange students who will be attending Widdifield in the Fall. 

Members can check out Scott's latest update - under Member's Login and then under Site Pages.

Zack will be back in North Bay mid July and making a presentation to the Club at regular Monday meeting.

Natalie MacDougall, Youth Exchange Chair

 

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Marg Moody, Committee Chair’s remarks to the Club - May 5, 2014

IT WAS AT MY REQUEST TO PRESIDENT CATHY THAT I ADVISE YOU OF THE FOLLOWING. DUE THE DECLINING ATTENDANCE AND ASSOCIATED COSTS, THE TRAVELOGUE HAS BEEN DISBANDED, AFTER 34 YEARS. OVER THESE YEARS, THE COMMUNITY HAS ENJOYED TWO HOURS OF FIRST-CLASS, LIVE NARRATED FILMS. SINCERE THANKS TO ALL ROTARIANS WHO SUPPORTED THE TRAVELOGUE BY DONATING TICKETS TO BE USED BY THE NURSING AND RETIREMENT HOMES AND APARTMENTS. THEIR APPRECIATION OF THE GENEROSITY WAS ALWAYS IN THE FOREFRONT.

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This year’s “KiSS – Kevin and Big Mike’s Longest Morning Supporting Rotary4Kids” fundraiser raised a record $106,300 and counting, with pledges continuing to come in after the Longest Morning show came to an end shortly after 10:00 a.m. today.  The goal again this year was $1000 an hour for 53 hours. 

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52ND North Bay Regional Science Fair

April 1, 2014
Nipissing University

The Rotary Club of North Bay 2014 Award Recipients

Award of Excellence

Kyle Parsons
Ste. Marguerite D’Youville Catholic School
“Calf’s First Drink”

* Kyle will be participating in the 2014 Canada-Wide Science Fair *
Windsor, May 10-17

Junior Level
Environment Project

Malcolm Thompson
William Beatty Public School
“Nature vs Nature”

Intermediate Level
Environment Project

Ryan Zamperoni & Sam Brost
Widdifield Secondary School
“Don’t be Mean to the Green”

Senior Level
Environment Project

Allyn Massana & Urmila Bhattacharyya
Widdifield Secondary School
“Counteracting the Effects of Acid Rain”

 

FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE FAIR

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The Rotary Club of North Bay, in partnership with the Nipissing Association for Disabled Youth (NADY), will be holding its 12th annual radio-a-thon to raise much needed funds in support of local children and youth with special needs.

The longest morning, with KiSS FM hosts Kevin and Big Mike, will be broadcast live from the Sears Court at Northgate Shopping Centre, starting at 5:30 am on Wednesday, April 2nd and wrap-up with a final morning show breakfast at Burger World on Algonquin Avenue on April 4th, from 7-10 am.

Pledges can be made online NOW at www.rotary4kids.ca OR during the 53 hour show by telephone at - 705-492-7330 OR by dropping by the Rotary pledge table at the shopping centre.

Since its inception, the radio-a-thon has raised over $650,000 that has gone towards numerous Rotary Children’s Committee projects - from special bicycles, lifts, computers, kid’s bridge club, communication aids, home renovations, to elevator systems and vehicle conversions.  The committee also provides approximately $30,000 funding on an annual basis to NADY.  

The success of this fundraiser year after year would not be possible without the very generous support of individuals and families, and some many organizations and businesses, both large and small, in our community.

 

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District 7010 Rotarians participated in a Rotary Friendship exchange with District 9520 South Australia. The trip to Adelaide, South Australia for most of us, took us from Toronto to Dallas, Brisbane and finally Adelaide - a jaunt of roughly 30 hours. Other Rotarians joined us from places like Cambodia. Arriving in Adelaide was very exciting as we were greeted by our first hosts.
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The Rotary Friendship Exchange is a Program that gives Rotarians and their families the opportunity to host and visit Rotarians around the world. The participants get to experience other cultures first hand while making lasting friendships.
The primary goal of a Friendship Exchange is to build greater international understanding and goodwill among Rotarians and their families. How else can you get to know someone better than by living in their homes, participating in their daily activities and having them take you on a tour of their communities?

Rotary Friendship Exchange between District 7010 Canada and District 9520 Australia. Bill Hagborg 2014-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
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Couple’s $1.1 million gift boosts push to eradicate polio

Rotary member Terry Caster and his wife, Barbara, announced a $1.1 million gift to Rotary to help eradicate polio. What’s more, their gift will be matched two-to-one by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, resulting in $3.3 million in new funding for theGlobal Polio Eradication Initiative. TheCasters’ giftis one of the largest-ever individual contributions to Rotary for polio eradication.

Couple's $1.1 Million Gift Boosts Push to Eradicate Polio! Bill Hagborg 2014-02-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Feb 09, 2014
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You can track the Club's latest donation of $5,000 in support of Shelterbox Canada.  The box numbers that have been sponsored with this donation are:  Box # 0110, 0111, 0112, 0113, and 0114.  To track the destination of our latest boxes, go to www.shelterboxcanada.org and click on the "Track your Box" link.  In the "Get Tracking" section, search by Box Number and select country code Canada. Then enter your box number as it appears above.  As boxes are deployeddetails about their destination will appear.

A ShelterBox can often mean the difference between life and death for families when they need it most.   Donations makes it possible to bring hope to families around the world.  Every year, millions of people across the world are left without a home when disasters strike.  Through no fault of their own and often without warning, families lose their homes, their possessions and their hope.  ShelterBox responds immediately when disasters strike, working closely with local organizations, international aid agencies and Rotary Clubs worldwide to deliver aid directly to the most vulnerable. 

We can never predict when the next disaster will occur, but ongoing donations help to ensure that ShelterBox is ready to respond quickly to help families in their greatest time of need.

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

   
Club Donates an Additional $5,000 in Support of Shelterbox Canada Bill Hagborg 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
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In celebration of Rotary's 109th birthday (on February 23rd) the Rotary Club is participating in The World's Greatest Meal to Help End Polio.

On the week commencing February 23, 2014, Rotarians and friends around the world are joining together with a meal to raise funds to end polio.

For members and guest attending the Club's February 24th noon meeting at the Legion - please bring along your favourite sandwich or two.  The Foundation Committee will be providing dessert and the Legion will be donating the coffee & tea. The $10 lunch fee will be donated to the polio campaign.

 

 

Club to hold Brown Bag Lunch in support of Rotary's End Polio Campaign Bill Hagborg 2014-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Feb 01, 2014

ImageCover story in the latest District Governor's February 2014 Newsletter...

People in our Districraised enough money to distribute over 1,300 bicycles!  And many in our District are now in Cambodia for the adventure of a lifetime.  You can follow Mike Kinsey’s blog at http://www.kinseysincambodia.wordpress.com/

As well, Lisa received fabulous coverage in this month’s issue of the Rotarian Magazine.  Governor Hanson feels this is a real accomplishment for our District.  Please check out the story.

Rotary Wheels For Learning - Back in Cambodia Bill Hagborg 2014-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
India Celebrates 3 Years without Polio! Bill Hagborg 2014-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Nov 19, 2013
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The Rotary Club of North Bay supports an international Disaster Relief operation founded and operated by Rotary that is the foremost provider of shelter in the world.  Shelterbox has been a major presence in all recent disasters including Haiti (30,000 tents!), Japan, China, Syria (right click - open link) and multiple times in the Philippines, including their most recent typhoon disaster.  

First families move into Shelterbox tents since Typhoon Haiyan - 

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The Big Green Shelterbox contains shelter and dignity for a family of up to 10, including everything needed for survival for months, except food and sanitation.

Rotary Club Disaster Relief Appeal Bill Hagborg 2013-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
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The Rotary Club of North Bay participated in the local YMCA's Peace Week 2013 opening ceremonies on Monday, November 18th, in place of their regular noon meeting at the Legion.  Rotarian and President-Elect Colin Thacker was presented with the YMCA Peace Medallion for his international work in Guatemala.  

The presentation was made by YMCA Board Chair, Tom Welton and Kim Kanmacher, CEO and a fellow Rotarian.

 

 

 

PEACE WEEK 2013 Bill Hagborg 2013-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Nov 04, 2013

The Rotary Club of North Bay, World Community Service and International Literacy Committee, approved a $2000 contribution in support of The Rotary Club of Gravenhurst’s international program – Wheels For Learning – ‘Bicycles for Access to Rural Schools in Developing Countries’.  

This initiative in Cambodia provides a critical mode of transportation, allowing children to attend school and their family members to travel to work, shop or attend to other personal needs. 

ImageLisa McCoy accepting the award for meritorious service to the RI Foundation from RI Director Bryn Styles at the September 2013 District Conference.

Rotary Club provides funding towards “Wheels for Learning” Bill Hagborg 2013-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Oct 22, 2013
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ImageThe Rotary Club of North Bay was the recipient of the Not-For-Profit of the Year Award at this year’s “Bell Evening of Excellence Awards”, which took place at the Best Western North Bay on October 21st.  Hosted by the North Bay & District Chamber of Commerce and the sponsors of 

President Catherine Whiting (right) with Phil Sutherland and 
Melissa Levesque, Rebuilt Resources

the Annual Small Business Week, a total of 21 finalists in 7 categories were honoured during the course of the evening.

The Club was nominated by Gisele Cousineau, with YES Employment in North Bay.

This national week, celebrating its 34th year, is dedicated to promoting, celebrating and the development of small business in Canada.

You can read more by visiting the Chamber’s website.


 

 

Rotary Club honoured with Chamber Award Bill Hagborg 2013-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Oct 19, 2013
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ImageNORTH BAY – Chief Paul Cook, North Bay Police Service, and Andrew Hazlewood, Program Director for the Duke of Edinburgh Program run out of St. Joseph Scollard Hall, were each honoured with a Paul Harris Fellow [PHF] award by the Rotary Club of North Bay and the Rotaract Club of North Bay-Nipissing on Friday evening, for their outstanding service and dedication to the community and abroad. 

Organizing Co-Chair, Yvonne Weir, stated that “This award [PHF] is the highest honour a Rotary club can bestow on an individual, on behalf of The Rotary Foundation, and acknowledges ‘service above self’ by those persons who are selected”.  Weir added “our 2 clubs were very pleased to be able to recognize Paul and Andrew, both outstanding and deserving individuals in our community”. Image

 

Distinguished Awards Presented at Foundation Dinner & Dance Bill Hagborg 2013-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
50's Rock & Roll Dinner & Dance Bill Hagborg 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Oct 06, 2013

Suzanne Harmony and Dr. Mario Lemay from the Callander Bay Dental Clinic presented a cheque for $22,748.00 to the Rotary Club of North Bay at their noon meeting on Monday, in support of the Rotary4Kids fundraising campaign.  These funds were generated through the clinic’s participation in Smiles for Life campaign over the course of the last year.

Effective this year, the Smiles for Life Foundation has decided to increase their contribution from 50% to 100% of the funds raised by the dental clinic.  Previously, the other 50% of the funds went to other charitable organizations outside of the local area.

Each year the Rotary4Kids campaign generates up to $100,000.00, largely through the radio-a-thon, which in turn provides much needed funds for projects and initiatives involving local children and youth with special needs, largely through partnerships with One Kids Place and Nipissing Association for Disabled Youth (NADY).

Next year’s radio-a-thon, with KissFM morning hosts Kevin and Big Mike, will once again be broadcast live from the Sears Court at Northgate Shopping Centre, April 3rd to 5th.

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(right to left:  Frank Marusich and Bill Hagborg, Rotary Club of North Bay; Dr. Mario Lemay and Suzanne Harmony, Callander Bay Dental Clinic)

Callander Bay Dental Clinic 2013 Smiles for Life Cheque Presentation! Bill Hagborg 2013-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Aug 31, 2013
As we focus on membership, each one of us [Rotarians] looks for prospective members amongst our friends, family, colleagues and associates. Inviting someone to join Rotary and getting them to become engaged Rotarians is such a satisfying experience.

One of the key resources to getting good Rotarians is from within our Rotary family - our Rotary alumni - former Peace fellows, Ambassadorial Scholars, Youth Exchange and Group Study Exchange members, Rotaractors, Interactors, and similar.

The September 2013 issue of "Our Foundation Newsletter" [Published by the Rotary Global History Fellowship] carries such story of former GSE members who not only decided to join Rotary, but came together to charter a new Rotary Club...

A story of Rotary Alumni taking the step forward and forming a new Rotary Club
(as shared by Mathew Dempsey and Som Varma - former GSE Team members) 

One of the world’s newest Rotary Club recently born in Madison, Wisconsin USA, is not your average Rotary club. As many are aware, Rotary membership in the United States has been aging and declining for years. Leaders in Rotary recognize that one of the answers to this decline is attracting a new generation of Rotarians to build enthusiasm and participation in the organization. 

 

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Swearing in of Madcity Rotary club officers, including 2013-14 President Som Varma and Treasurer Mac Dempsey

In May of 2011, Justin Burnett, a local professional and former Rotary Youth Exchange student, attended the local Rotary District Conference in search for a way to get involved. Although there were 8 existing clubs in Madison at the time, Justin was unable to participate because club meetings occurred on weekdays during business hours. Like many younger professionals, he was unable to break away from work to attend. It was at District Conference that Justin came in contact with Dean Ryerson, the soon to be District Governor. The two of them set plans to sponsor a new Madison-based Rotary club that would meet after business hours and build a base of young professional members.

 

 

 

 

 

From Alumni to becoming Rotarians – A Journey Bill Hagborg 2013-09-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Aug 25, 2013
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The Rotaract Club of Nipissing-North Bay announced their 5th Annual PADDLE Fundraiser was a huge success thanks to their fantastic volunteers!  Over $11,000 was raised for the PADDLE program!

Our Club President, Catherine Whiting, raised a total of $1,515 on behalf of our Club.  Well done Catherine AND congratulations to the Rotaractors on another successful fundraiser for a very worthy cause.  President-elect Colin Thacker will be heading out on the water for next year's event to match or hopefully surpass Catherine's numbers.

Check out all the photos here.

Up the Creek Without a PADDLE a big success! Bill Hagborg 2013-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
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F or nearly 40 years, Paul and Jean Harris hosted Rotary board meetings and entertained visiting dignitaries in their home on Chicago’s South Side, which they affectionately called Comely Bank after the street where Jean grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland. Today, the house stands in disrepair, its walls stripped to bare studs, as the group of Rotarians that owns it struggles to raise the money for a restoration.

“Comely Bank is the Mount Vernon of Rotary – it’s the home of our founder, and it’s too important an asset to not do something about it,” says Robert Knuepfer, 2010-11 governor of District 6450 (Illinois) and president of the Paul and Jean Harris Home Foundation.
 


 

Foundation Established to Restore and Maintain Rotary Founder's Home Bill Hagborg 2013-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
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ImageThe Rotaract Club of North Bay-Nipissing welcome Rotarians and their families and friends to join them on August 16, 2013 @ 1pm at Olmstead Beach (Trout Lake) for their 5th Annual Up the Creek without a PADDLE [Providing Adults with Developmental Disabilities Lifelong Experiences].

The event will find individual participants from our community along with teams made up of club members, students, co-workers, families, and friends stranded in dragon boats on Trout Lake... They will have to call on their friends, families and colleagues to make pledges in order to “purchase a paddle” to return to shore.

North Bay Club President, Catherine Whiting, will be representing our club and is looking for pledges to raise funds for PADDLE .  Help Catherine reach her goal and return to shore!

Check out all the details here...https://www.facebook.com/events/322491091216992/

Up the Creek Without a PADDLE Bill Hagborg 2013-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Jul 20, 2013
3 May 2013
Dear Canadian Rotarian:

Over the course of the past year we have asked you to reach out to your Member of Parliament to encourage Canada’s continued financial support for global polio eradication as our highest priority. We are pleased to report that the Canadian Government has heard and responded to the collective appeal of Canadian Rotarians.
Pennies for Polio Thank You Bill Hagborg 2013-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
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Outgoing President’s Remarks – Changeover Meeting – July 8, 2013

Outgoing 2012-2013 President Bill thanked the Board for their input, advice and assistance over the course of the past year: Past President – Gisele Lynch; President-Elect – Catherine Whiting; Avenue Directors – Colin Thacker, Brett Tucker, Spencer Meritt, Chris Parkin, John Lewis, Kim Kanmacher; Appointed Officers – Secretary Nestor Prisco, Assistant Secretary Don Coutts, Treasurers John Lewis and Gerry Gaiser. He also thanked the Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs for their leadership and dedication to making this past year a productive one. “I would also like to extend a special thank you to each and every one of my fellow Rotarians for all their support, encouragement and participation over the past year – which truly made my year as your President both rewarding and very enjoyable.

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ROTARY LODE - July 8, 2013 Bill Hagborg 2013-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on May 21, 2013

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Written by Colin Thacker 
The Rotary Club of North Bay

 

The New Grants Model is here.  More than ever Rotary Clubs within Districts must work together to plan International Projects. The Guatemala Literacy Project is a partnership between North American & Guatemalan Rotary clubs and the non-profit organization Cooperative for Education.

The Rotary Club of North Bay is joining a multi-club, multi-district Global Grant to benefit The Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP). This grant will promote lifelong reading and writing skills in the Highlands of Western Guatemala by providing badly-needed story books, textbooks, and computers to impoverished schools.

The Guatemala Literacy Project (Sustainable, Measureable, Community driven, Proven, Fun and Rewarding) Bill Hagborg 2013-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on May 15, 2013

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The Polio Eradication and Endgame Strategic Plan 2013-18​ and about US$4 billion in funding commitments took center stage at the Global Vaccine Summit in Abu Dhabi 24-25 April. Developed by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the plan is designed to achieve the certification of polio eradication by the end of 2018, strengthen routine immunization, and transfer the eradication initiative’s assets to other public health efforts. Rotary International, along with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, are partners in the GPEI.

Global Vaccine Summit yields US$4 billion in funding commitments to polio endgame plan Bill Hagborg 2013-05-16 00:00:00Z 0
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Editor's Note:  Sandy Foster, Rotary Club of North Bay-Nipissing, Hope2Kenya Team Leader, was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of North Bay noon meeting today - April 22, 2013.

ImageThank you for inviting me to speak to you today.  I have some past team members with me that I would like to introduce.  This club has been unwavering in their support to me and Hope2Kenya for the past 7 years.  My teams and I could not have accomplished what we have in Kenya without this support.

I will speak for a few minutes and then invite Ken Perron to speak about his trip last year, and Steve Dreany will sum up and then we will show you a short power point.

“I am only one but still I am one.  I cannot do everything but still I can do something.  I will not refuse to do the something I can do.”  This is a quote by Helen Keller that I have painted on my kitchen wall to remind me that there is something that I can do to help make a small difference in the world.

Let me share a little bit about Kenya.  Kenya is located in sub-Sahara Africa and became independent in 1963.  Elementary education became free in 2003 as long as you could afford a school uniform.  It is a country of almost 40 million people with over 16 million under the age of 14 and over 2.3 million orphans.  It is the third poorest country in the world and is made up of 8 provinces and over 42 tribes.  56% live in poverty, 44% are undernourished, and the number of street children in Nairobi alone is between 15 and 25 thousand. The Gross National Income per capita is $780.00 per year which works out to $65.00 per month if you are fortunate enough to have a job. The life expectancy is 52 years of age and over 150,000 Kenyans die each year of AIDS.  Poor governance and corruption have had a negative impact on growth and HIV/AIDS continues to pose a long term risk to the economy.

Hope2Kenya Presentation by Rotarian Sandy Foster Bill Hagborg 2013-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Apr 20, 2013

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Bill Hagborg, President, Rotary Club of North Bay
 

Subject: Thank you for your club's support of the Guatemala Literacy Project

 

Dear Bill,

 

My name is Joe Berninger and I’m the Executive Director and co-founder of Cooperative for Education, Rotary’s partner in conducting the Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP).  I had the great honor and pleasure of spending 10 days with Colin Thacker and his wife, Marlene while in Guatemala.  Firstly, I want to thank you and your Rotary club for your most generous support of the GLP over the past two years.  Your club was the “top GLP club” in terms of giving for Rotary year 2012-2013, out of 65 clubs (from 16 districts) that participated in both the US and Canada.  Your support made it possible to deliver textbooks, reading books, school supplies, and computers to very needy schools, and provide a badly-needed scholarship to Alberto Catú Granados.

Club's Colin Thacker playing key role in Guatemala Literacy Project Bill Hagborg 2013-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Apr 12, 2013

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Club President, Bill Hagborg, was on hand at the award ceremony for the 51st North Bay Regional Science Fair to present the Club’s awards on behalf of his fellow Rotarians.  The Fair took place on April 3rd at Nipissing University. 

 

Fred McNutt, Environment Committee Chair, also participated as a judge for the day.

 

 

Aidan Kehoe, left, Lucas Oyeniran, Joshua MacDonald headed to Canada-Wide Science Fair (Courtesy NBRSF)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotary Club Award Recipients at 2013 Regional Science Fair Bill Hagborg 2013-04-13 00:00:00Z 0
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This year’s “rotary4kids Presents…Kevin and Big Mike’s Longest Morning” fundraiser raised over $90,000 and counting, with pledges continuing to come in after the Longest Morning show came to an end at 10:00 a.m. today.  The goal was $1000 an hour for 53 hours. 

“Rotary4Kids radio-a-thon surpasses goal!” Bill Hagborg 2013-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Apr 02, 2013

Rotary Club Award Recipients at 2013 Regional Science Fair

April 3, 2013

Club President, Bill Hagborg, was on hand at the award ceremony for the 51st North Bay Regional Science Fair to present the Club’s awards on behalf of his fellow Rotarians.  The Fair took place on April 3rd at Nipissing University.  Fred McNutt, Environment Committee Chair, also participated as a judge for the day.

 

 

Rotary Winners at this year's North Bay Regional Science Fair! Bill Hagborg 2013-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Membership in Canada Bill Hagborg 2013-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Mar 25, 2013

“Rotary 4 Kids presents Kevin & Big Mike’s Longest Morning”

NORTH BAY – The Rotary Club of North Bay launched its annual fundraiser, with the help of  with this year’s Rotary4Kids Ambassador, Jude Krause (14), and representatives from the Nipissing Association for Disabled Youth (NADY), One Kids Place and the Callander Bay Dental Centre today at One Kids Place.

ImageEntering its 11th year, the Rotary Club, in partnership with NADY, will be holding its radio-a-thon to raise much needed funds in support of local children and youth with special needs.

rotary4kids Media Launch with 2013 Ambassador Jude Krause Bill Hagborg 2013-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
As Rotary celebrates 108th anniversary, gains against polio continue Bill Hagborg 2013-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
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The Rotaract Club of North Bay & The Rotary Clubs of North Bay

April 6, 2013

The Rotaract Club of North Bay-Nipissing and the Rotary clubs of North Bay and North Bay-Nipissing, would like to lend you a helping hand this spring!

If there are common household tasks that are beyond your physical ability, and the cost of hiring others to complete those tasks is out of your reach, we can help!

 

 


 

A Day of Giving - April 6th Bill Hagborg 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Feb 16, 2013

Dave Saad is one this year's Order of Merit Award recipients.  Dave, along with fellow Rotarian Sandy Foster, with the North Bay-Nipissing Club and 5 other honourees were celebrated at the 6th annuual dinner on Saturday, February 16th.

Read about Dave's extensive accomplishments - go to the Home Page > Download > Dave Saad's CV.

 

 

Davedi Club Honours Club Rotarian Dave Saad Bill Hagborg 2013-02-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Feb 14, 2013
Rotary’s leadership considered vital to eradicating polio Bill Hagborg 2013-02-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Feb 12, 2013

Mark your calendars for March 2, 2013 for the Rotarians For Peace Symposium, at the Fairmount Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

Rotarians and their guests from Districts 6330, 7010, 7040, 7070, 7080 and 7090 will be invited.

And registraions for this Special Day in Downtown Toronto are being accepted NOW.

Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka will be there to open the Symposium.

We are encouraging you, and your fellow Rotarians and your friends to REGISTER TODAY.

Please go to the Rotary District 7070 Website at www.rotary7070.org and look in the upper right hand column for Rotarians for Peace Symposium and click on the Register Now button.

Rotarians For Peace Symposium - Toronto Bill Hagborg 2013-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
END POLIO NOW campaign - launches dedicated website Bill Hagborg 2013-01-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Jan 19, 2013

Rotary International President for 2013-2014, Ron Burton unveiled the RI theme during the opening plenary session of the 2013 International Assembly in San Diego, California, USA, the annual training event for incoming district governors.
2013/14 RI Theme: Engage Rotary, Change Lives Bill Hagborg 2013-01-20 00:00:00Z 0
Club launches its Facebook Page! Bill Hagborg 2013-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Jan 06, 2013

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     Steve Wright              Steve Haws

As part of the Club's efforts to inform and educate both Rotarians and non-Rotarians about local and international projects and initiatives, presentations are being made during this Rotary Year as part of the weekly meeting program.  Committe Chair, Steve Wright and member Steve Haws provided an overview on the committee's history and projects.

The following write-up is courtesy of the Club's LODE Committee...

 

The Children's Committee Still Going Strong Since Its Inception in 1926! Bill Hagborg 2013-01-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Dec 26, 2012

Rotary Foundation's number one priority remains the eradication of polio from the world.  The Rotary Club of North Bay continues to support this effort with annual donations ($3,500 for the current Rotary Year), as well as individual Rotarians, who designate funds contributed to the Foundation as part of their commitment to being a Sustaining Member.

 

The Latest Stats in Rotary's goal for a Polio-free World Bill Hagborg 2012-12-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Dec 21, 2012

The blood bank district wide challenge will be held again in Jan and Feb. 2013.  District 7010 would like to see all clubs in the district area participate in the "Blood Bank Challenge".

The Rotary Club of North Bay has registered as a ‘Partner for Life’, so if you or your family and friends are able to donate, please let the clinic know you are doing so on behalf of our Club.  The North Bay clinics (held at the Clarion Resort Pinewood Park) are scheduled for January 30-31 and February 27-28.  

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Rotary District - "2013 Blood Bank Challenge" Bill Hagborg 2012-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Dec 16, 2012

The following letter was sent to our Club by John Gordon, District Governor, District 7010...

Dear Rotarians:

On behalf of Newtown Rotary Club, my sincere thanks to all of you for your messages of support and offers to help. There has been a tremendous outpouring from across the nation and all over the world, Australia have a particular affinity to our District, thanks to PDG Alan Hurst who was a GSE Leader to that country.

Let me tell you of the action plan devised by the Newtown Club;

We are fortunate to have a small Club Foundation and the Board of that Foundation will be approving the establishment of the "Newtown Rotary Sandy Hook School Fund" with the purpose -

'Dedicated to the victims of this tragedy and their families, for both their short and long term needs.'

This is a somewhat comprehensive way of saying we will be helping those victims that need to cover the cost of counselling, which may well be long term, in addition there may be needs such as funeral expenses. Longer term and dependent on funding we may well need to help with schooling costs or possibly a memorial. This is obviously a fluid situation and the Board will adjust the thinking to suit the needs of the time.

The effect of this horror will be felt for a very long time and Newtown Rotary Club members are committed to supporting the Community for as long as it takes. Sandy Hook School is a wonderful school and we have worked with them over the years with such things as the Dictionary Project and we hope it will not be too long before we are visiting the school again, distributing books.

If any club would like to help this cause please refer to the club website
http://www.newtownctrotaryclub.org/ for contact information; this site will be updated from time to time with progress reports.

We have already heard from East Hampton who will actually be joining us on Monday as a show of support. Beacon Falls is organizing a fund raiser and Gloucester MA ise seeking a partner in the District for a Teddy Bear fundraiser. Anyone interested, please call me and I will put you in contact.

We are all still in a state of shock following this tragedy. There will be a town wide vigil on Sunday but please keep the families and children and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in your prayers.

Thank You.

Yours in Rotary Service,

Frederick Brian Amey
    

www.newtownctrotaryclub.org

Newtown Rotary Sandy Hook School Fund Bill Hagborg 2012-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
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The Rotary Club participated in the North Bay YMCA's Peace Week 2012 - November 19th to 23rd, which included 2 Rotarians - Sandi Hague and Don Wheeler - being presented with Peace Medallions for their international service in support of world peace.

The Club also participated with their Shelterbox Display and general Club information.

Club President, Bill Hagborg's remarks about Rotary's involvement in world peace and the Shelterbox Program are posted on our News Page.

 

 

Rotary Celebrates the YMCA's Peace Week 2012 - Join the Peace Movement Bill Hagborg 2012-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Nov 23, 2012

Bill Hagborg, President, The Rotary Club of North Bay, made the following remarks about Rotary's involvement in world peace and congratulated 2 fellow Rotarians who were presented with Peace Medallions by the local YMCA on November 23rd, as part of the Y's Peace Week 2012.

Rotary Club Remarks at the YMCA's Peace Medallion Ceremony Bill Hagborg 2012-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Oct 23, 2012

Bicycles for Children in Developing Countries.

An International Program of the Rotary Club of Gravenhurst, District 7010 

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World Polio Day - October 24th

 

Rotary International has committed US$75 million in additional funding to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative over the next three years. Rotary, which has already contributed nearly $1.2 billion to the GPEI, announced the commitment at a 27 September high-level side event on polio eradication convened by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

 

Rotary commits an additional $75 million to help eradicate polio Bill Hagborg 2012-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
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The Rotary Club of North Bay and Cecil's Eatery & Beer Society held their first Oktoberfest Celebration October 3-6th! 

The money raised will go towards supporting the many Rotary projects and intitiatives being carried out locally and internationally.

The 4-day celebration kicked off with the "Celebratory Keg Tapping Ceremony" at 4:00 p.m. on October 3rd, followed by a Family Night "buffet-style" dinner served at each table.  

Other events featured a beer judging contest, Beerhall Thursday and a pancake breakfast on the Saturday morning.

Plannning is already underway to for next year, with the goal of turning it into an annual fundraising event.

Rotary and Cecil's Oktoberfest Fundraiser Bill Hagborg 2012-10-08 00:00:00Z 0
2012 Mayor's Gala Bill Hagborg 2012-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Mar 12, 2012
The Rotary Club of North Bay is sponsoring Canadian multi-award winning and international Country Star, Gord Bamford at the Capitol Centere on Tuesday, March 27th @7:00 p.m.

Tickets are $42.50, and a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to Rotary for Kids projects in the area.

Tickets can be purchased online www.capitolcentre.ca or at the box office.

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Gord Bamford

Help Rotary to help the Kids...by spreading the word.  Let's sell out the show!
Rotary Fundraiser featuring Country Star Gord Bamford Bill Hagborg 2012-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bill Hagborg on Mar 12, 2012
Great promotional video from the Rotary Club of Seattle...about Rotary and becoming a member.
Membership in Rotary! Bill Hagborg 2012-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Don Coutts on Apr 03, 2011
The following is the history of the Rotary Club of North Bay's ROTARY-AT-HOME TV BINGO-----updated as of June 30th, 2009
ROTARY-AT-HOME TV BINGO Don Coutts 2011-04-03 09:20:29Z 0
Rotarian Don Haws Nestor Prisco 2011-04-03 09:19:48Z 0
Posted by Nestor Prisco on Mar 28, 2011

 

Rotary Club of North Bay is again sponsoring our Annual Rotary for Kids that will be live on Radio starting Wednesday March 30 and winding up at 10 am Friday April 1, 2011.


Rotary for Kids Nestor Prisco 2011-03-29 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary in the News.... John Lewis 2011-02-01 10:18:09Z 0
Program to Honour Ralph Diegel Nestor Prisco 2009-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
Longest Morning Show Nestor Prisco 2009-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
rotary4kids presents...Kevin & Big Mike's Longest Morning! Bill Hagborg 0
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23 February 2013

Dear Rotarian:

We are pleased to share that today, on Rotary’s 108th anniversary, it was announced at the Vancouver Peace Forum that Canadian Rotarians have raised over $1.6 million for the Pennies for Polio initiative. Thanks to you, we have exceeded our goal of $1 million. This is a true testament to the continued interest and commitment of Canadian Rotarians to Rotary’s priority program. Our funds, as you know, will also be further leveraged by matching funds from the Canadian government and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. By doing this we have ensured vital financial support for global polio eradication activities and we have sent a clear message about the continued commitment of Canadian Rotarians to the goal of a polio free world.

Pennies for Polio Intiative raises over $1.6 million Bill Hagborg 0
Rotary for Kids Nestor Prisco 0
Posted by Nestor Prisco

Monday November 16, 2009.

Club members pay well-deserved tribute to Jean and Dino Dottori who are departing for a new home in Orangeville.
Dino and Jean Dottori Nestor Prisco 0
Remembrance Day Nestor Prisco 0
Remembrance Day Program Nestor Prisco 0
Member Ray Mantha Recognized Nestor Prisco 0
WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE John Lewis 0
Dragon Boat Festival Nestor Prisco 0
Great Student Awards Nestor Prisco 0
Rotary in North Bay Nestor Prisco 0
YMCA - 50th Anniversary Charlie Olmsted 0
The Marshall Report Nestor Prisco 0
Spencer Merritt Nestor Prisco 0
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Colin Thacker, John MacFarlane and Bob Cunningham shared the spotlight at the noon meeting February 19 as they reviewed the club's involvement in world community service projects.
World Community Service Nestor Prisco 0
Kilometres for Kids Nestor Prisco 0
Rotarian Ralph Diegel Nestor Prisco 0
Upcoming Events Nestor Prisco 0
Rotary announces new board members Nestor Prisco 0
Foundation Gala Nestor Prisco 0
President Yvonne reports on International Conventi Nestor Prisco 0
President Mike's Year Nestor Prisco 0
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Brian Chute and Barry Pond undertook a successful project with the assistance of many Rotarians.  Brief account of Rose Day appeared in BayToday.
Rotary Rose Day Nestor Prisco 0
Douglas Walter McDonald Nestor Prisco 0
Article published in BayToday. Nestor Prisco 0
The Gift of Language Show Nestor Prisco 0
Camp Tillicum - Annual General Meeting Nestor Prisco 0
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In 1934 and 1935, Rotary partnered with Lions to present Dominion Day events and activities.  These events drew residents and visitors from surrounding communities.  It was a festive celebration.  In the winter season, Rotary sponsor an Ice Carnival in the new King Street arena.  The colourful program for the Ice Carnival is described in this newspaper ad that appeared February 3, 1937.  
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At the April 3 Rotary meeting, Marg Moody provided members with a Breast Screening Program update.  Marg maintains an abiding interest in this community service project and shared a progress report with the club.  Rotary's involvement in raising awareness for breast screening is outlined in this brief description.   
Marg Moody Reports:Breast Screening Program Nestor Prisco 0
Longest Radio Show John Marshall 0
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Members who made a difference and helped establish Rotary.

Rotary 1935 Nestor Prisco 0
Rotary is a family commitment Nestor Prisco 0
Rotary Frolic 1929 Nestor Prisco 0
Charles F Brown - Founding Secretary Nestor Prisco 0
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Rotary Club of North Bay presents Paul Harris award recognizing Dr R I Harris for establishing Rotary's Crippled Children's Clinic in 1926. 
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The first Rotary Club of North Bay president was Dr Rupert Lorne Dudley, a pioneer dentist and active resident of our town. He was born at Westmeath, near Pembroke, in 1879 and came to North Bay in 1903 following graduation from dental school. Dr Rupert was prominent in business and education. In partnership with George Leach, Dr Rupert built the block in which the North Bay Garage, the original General Motors dealer, operated for almost 40 years - building located Main and Sherbrooke.  Rotarians Sutherland (1928) and Trussler (1947) owned and operated North Bay Garage. Dr Dudley's residence was across the street and later on Jane Street. His dental office was above Fosdick's Main Street bookstore in 1923. A dedicated, public-spirited individual, Dr Dudley served numerous community organizations - president of the Board of Trade, Collegiate Board, Hospital Board to name a few.  He was first appointed to Collegiate board in 1911 and served until 1916; was re-appointed in 1929 and was a member until his death.  He served as chairman of the Collegiate board in 1915 and 1932. Dr Dudley died May 12, 1935. He was survived by his wife, daughter Mrs James Stewart and three sons, Rupert, Allan and Gordon, all of North Bay.  Prominent Rotarians attending his funeral included Dr Duncan Campbell, Norm McCubbin, George Lee, Carl Sanders, Jack McKerrow as well as Senator Gordon and Judge Valin, among others.

Founding President 1923 Nestor Prisco 0
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A brief history of the Rotary Club of North Bay complete with a listing of Charter members.
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We are all excited to see how ClubRunner will revolutionize the way we manage our day to day club activities, as well as communicate more effectively.
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