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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 519-797-3896
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Housing for All Forum  on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at 7:00 pm by ZOOM
 
Saugeen Shores is the fastest-growing community in Bruce County. This creates many opportunities with a wide variety of people who are bringing many needed skills and helping us to grow. On the other hand, it is also driving up the cost and creating a dire shortage of housing for many of our citizens. There is simply not enough inventory of housing of all kinds.
 
A local advocacy group begun by our two local United Churches has been formed and has established two major short term priorities:
  1. To serve as ambassadors for “Housing for All”
  2. To educate the public through local organizations and informal groups about the needs for housing in Saugeen Shores and the surrounding area and possible first step solutions.
Two members of this group will share their perspectives with local service clubs.
  • Mike Myatt, Vice Deputy Mayor and Chair of the Attainable Housing Task Force for Saugeen Shores will give a brief synopsis of the report to council and share some of the first steps taken by the Town of Saugeen Shores to address the needs.
  • Mark Havitz, local advocate for Habitat for Humanity will give a brief overview of recent work done in the area and possible plans for Saugeen Shores.
The Rotary Club of Southampton is thrilled to host this event via Zoom on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, at 7:00 pm.
 
Rotary Club Members and Advocacy Group Members REGISTER HERE.
 
Interested Members of the Public may contact us CLICK HERE.
Food Bank Van Replacement Project
A project spearheaded by the Rotary Club of Southampton, in partnership with the Port Elgin Rotary Club, the Port Elgin and District Lions Club, and the new Saugeen Shores Rotary Club, will plan and develop a sustainable fund to replace and maintain the van for the Salvation Army Food Bank.
 
At a ceremony at 11:00 am on Tuesday, October 12th at the Salvation Army Food Bank,
614 Barnes Avenue, Port Elgin, the Clubs officially announced the launch of the Food Bank Van Replacement Project. The fund will be managed by the Rotary Club of Southampton and has an initial target of $30,000 to be raised by October 2024.
 
Southampton Rotary along with the Lions Club and Port Elgin Rotary has a long history of supporting the Food Bank, having jointly funded the current vehicle which is nearing the end of its operational life.
 
John Van Bastelaar a member of the Southampton Club’s Community Services Committee said: “We are thrilled to make this announcement during ‘Celebrate Community’ Week which reinforces the local Service Clubs’ long term commitment to supporting this essential service”.
 
For further information contact Rotarian John Van Bastelaar at Tel: 519 832 5800 or by email. Click here
 
As we mourn the more than 1,000 children, as we wear orange, as we add an Every Child Matters banner to our Facebook page many of us are asking, how do I learn more? how do I understand? how do I help make a real difference? Rotarians in our area have started down this path. Our District Governor wrote. “This …will be a journey though some darks places on the way to enlightenment and unity.” 
 
Our District has joined HIP – Honouring Indigenous People, a Canada wide group of Rotarians and non-Rotarians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous who’s mission is to catalyze societal change by inspiring Indigenous & Non-Indigenous relationship building, strengthening community well-being and advancing the next generation of leaders. 
 
You don’t need to be a Rotarian or Indigenous to be a part of this. Click here to check out their website, sign up for their newsletter and to follow them on Facebook 
 
To read District Governor David Elliott's email to all area Rotarians and to watch last week's presentation on Honouring Indigenous People Click on  Read More
 

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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