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Southampton

Serving Our Community Since 1938

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
Rotary Hall
39 Grey Street South
Southampton, ON N0H 2L0
Canada
Currently Meeting Online. For the link please contact us at 519-797-1818
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Congratulations to our May Dinner of the Month winners !!!
 
 
 
 
      
Dale Robinette of Southampton wins a
$250 gift certificate for Room 797
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Elyse Curtis wins a
$50.00 gift certificate for the Berkshire
 
 
 
 
 
Watch out for the next Draw on June 2nd   
 
Congratulations to our April Dinner of the Month winners !!!
 
 
 
 
      
Gwen McGrenere of Southampton wins a
$250 gift certificate for the Elk and Finch
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gary Cobean of Southampton wins a
$50.00 gift certificate for the Wismer House
 
 
 
 
 
Watch out for the next Draw on May 5th  
 
 

 
ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS – Seminar for Tomorrow’s Leaders
 
Southampton Rotary invites High School Students to attend this virtual life changing seminar on May 14th and 15th 2021 and Rotary will cover the cost for up to 6 students……So, it’s FREE!!!
 
What is the RYLA Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders?
 
RYLA  - Seminar for Tomorrow's Leaders is a weekend seminar usually held at Western University in London, Ontario. This year, however, it will be virtual! Our seminar is devoted to enhancing and expanding your leadership skills and abilities to be the next generation of leaders in communities.
 
RYLA aims to:
  • Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth;
  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders;
  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth;
  • Recognise publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities
 
Every RYLA program covers the following core topics
 
o   Fundamentals of leadership
o   Ethics of positive leadership
o   Importance of communication skills in effective leadership
o   Problem-solving and conflict management
o   Rotary's purpose and service to the community
o   Building self-confidence and self-esteem
o   Elements of community and global citizenship
 
Please email Southampton Rotary at southamptonrotary@bmts.com  if you are interested in attending by April 10th with your contact details and the reason why you would like to attend.
 
 
On October 24th - World Polio Day the Rotary Club of Southampton dedicated a new Garden area at Perkins Park and presented a $2,000.00 cheque to Rotary's End Polio Now Campaign.
 
The club planted 75 special red and yellow tulip bulbs and some purple crocus to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and Rotary’s commitment to the children of the world to eradicate polio. This coincides with the recent declaration that the African region is now officially free of wild polio, leaving just two countries to eradicate the disease.
 
This event was among thousands held by Rotary clubs around the world on October 24th.  Rotary members worldwide took action on World Polio Day to raise awareness, funds, and support to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. 
 
For more information on Rotary's End Polio Now campaign CLICK HERE
Rotarian June Van Bastelaar presented a $1,000.00 cheque to Phil Dodd, Executive Director of Keystone Child, Youth and Family Services in Owen Sound. Earlier in the year, the club had forwarded a $2000 cheque to the agency in support of their residential programs which are not government funded.
 
Keystone is the lead Children's Mental Health Agency for Grey Bruce. Founded in 1974, it has a dedicated team of professionals who respond to the needs of children and youth ages 0-17 and provide counselling. Phil Dodd has shared the hope that in the near future adequate funds can be raised to move their residential program from a separate building which no longer meets the needs of the youth to their main centre.
 
Check out the website at www.keystonebrucegrey.org for more information.

The World Health Organization (WHO) on 25 August announced that transmission of the wild poliovirus has officially been stopped in all 47 countries of its African region. This is a historic and vital step toward global eradication of polio, which is Rotary’s top priority. 

 

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Southampton Rotary Club's Youth and Vocational Committee donates $400 to the Grey-Bruce United Way Backpack Program. The Committee members delivered the backpacks to G.C. Huston School for students needing backpacks and school supplies. Principal Hugh Morrison accepted the backpacks and thanked Rotary.