Rotary Sponsored School STEM Workshops

Rotary-Sponsored STEM Workshops Engage Local Elementary Students
For the third consecutive year, the Rotary clubs of Southampton, Saugeen Shores and Port Elgin have sponsored STEM workshops in 5 local schools throughout the spring term. Through the “Scientists in School” program, children from Kindergarten to Grade 8 get to do a variety of hands-on science experiments and activities to learn about important concepts in their science curriculum. This year, the three local clubs each sponsored one workshop in our 5 local elementary schools. A total of 14 engaging workshops were undertaken. From learning about seeds and plants to constructing structures for different purposes, students enjoyed and learned a good deal from the hands-on instruction and materials provided by the program. Teacher Cheryl Barnard comments: “The kids had a blast! They were engaged the whole time and loved the added challenge at the end of the program which they could work on here at school, or at home.” Teacher Victoria Ruby comments: “The invertebrates unit was very hands-on and engaging. The students loved working with the clay provided.” Grade 1 student Lily says “Scientists in School is useful to help kids minds grow and learn new things,” while a classmate adds, "“You get to learn about being a scientist by making and testing things.” And Grade 1-2 student, Cohen, says “I liked learning about different insects. It was awesome!”
Media Release June 18th 2024. Contact Dave Bertrand for further information,
 
 
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RYE Probus Talk 

 
Japanese Exchange Student Rei Kaneda Talks to Probus
 
Rotary Youth Exchange student Rei Kaneda has been in Canada since August and is proving to be an excellent ambassador for her home country of Japan. She talked to Probus on May 7th, telling the club about her life in Japan and some of her experiences and learnings throughout her exchange year. Rei is hosted by the Southampton Rotary Club, but the local program is supported by all three local Rotary clubs.
 
Rei’s current host mom is president-elect for Port Elgin Rotary, Katie Rice, who was an exchange student to Brazil herself as a teen.
 
Rei’s Youth Exchange Officer, Dave Bertrand, also talked about the Rotary Youth Exchange program in general after Rei’s presentation. Dave was a youth exchange student to Australia in 1980-81. In his talk, he mentioned that Southampton Rotary is still looking for two host families for next year’s German exchange student, Lena Storath.
 
If interested in hosting Lena in the Fall or in the Winter, please contact Dave at portelgindave@gmail.com. The relationships one forges as a host family last a lifetime.
 
You can aslo check out our Awards and Scholarship Page. CLICK HERE
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Winterama - Eastlink

Bearama Seals The Deal With Eastlink!
 
Louigi Salvati, Regional Director of Sales and Marketing at Eastlink Telecommunications, shakes the paw of Bearama and pledges to donate $1500 to help the 2024 Rotary Winterama campaign. Corporate dollars and individual donations to Winterama help to pay for this February program in 8 area schools by funding incentives, prizes, CanadaHelps administration fees and the cost of events. If there are excess funds after, these are distributed to the participating Rotary Clubs’ many youth programs. After 8 days, the 2024 Winterama program has already raised $ 12,200 online for local schools through CanadaHelps and more money is be raised via paper pledges. School children are collecting pledges from family and friends to build play equipment in their school yards, to provide an accessible swing for children with disabilities, to improve activity opportunities for school children on their playgrounds and to strengthen school nutrition programs. Individuals are asked to consider sponsoring a local student in their school’s journey across Canada this February, as children in all grades (and some of their teachers) skate, ski, sled, walk, run, and do other movement activities to earn kilometres, which they record daily on a master database designed by Nuclear Promise X. The kilometres from all participants in the school are added together in the database, and children find out each day where their school is on their cross-Canada journey along Terry Fox’s and Steve Fonyo’s route. Some schools are already over halfway across our nation while others are still “gaining steam” in the Maritimes. All money pledged to students goes directly to their school’s projects, through Rotary Winterama. Go to https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/Rotary/p2p/2024RotaryWinterama/ if you would like to sponsor a student in their February Winterama journey. Your support will encourage these students in their goal and help them to provide “service above self” in their schools, as they do their best to help fund their school’s major projects.
 
If you or your business would like to donate directly to Winterama, email rotarywinterama@gmail.com, and all the necessary information will be sent to you.
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2024 Winterama Launch

2024 Rotary Winterama Race Across Canada in February Media Release Monday, January 22nd.
 
Phew......we launched the 2024 Rotary Winterama in 5 schools yesterday and will do the final 3 schools today.  The awards assemblies will be after March Break, and I promise to provide more lead time for those.
 
Dave Bertrand
2024 Winterama Committee
 

Mon. Jan. 22

9:15 - Sauble

10:15 - Hepworth

11:45 - Tara

12:45 - SDSS

2:15 - St. Joseph’s

Tues. Jan 23

9:15 - G.C. Huston

12:45 - Northport

2:15 – PESCS

This year, students and teachers at each school will be skating, skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, walking, running and doing other movement activities to collectively propel their school across Canada. Each school will leave St. John’s Newfoundland on February 1st and will try to get to Vancouver before February 29th, following Terry Fox’s and Steve Fonyo’s route. Students will be asking parents, relatives and friends to sponsor them on their individual Winterama challenge, and all donations collected by the students will go to special projects in their schools and school nutrition programs. Improved prizes will be awarded by Rotary for top pledge earners across the 8 Winterama schools and within each school. Rotary will also award fun prizes for all students achieving 25 kms, 50 kms and 75 kms, and a top class prize in each school as well. Nuclear Promise X has designed a slick website where students track their personal kms and compare how they, their class and their school are doing in the race across Canada. The website will keep students and teachers updated on what province and city they are in as they travel across our huge nation. Please consider offering a financial pledge to a keen student this February, as they try to achieve a personal fitness goal and provide "service above self" to their schools, to make their schools a better place. Businesses can also consider making donations to Rotary Winterama to help offset costs for the program and to support Rotary youth programs in our area. The 3 Rotary clubs involved thank our very generous businesses that have offered support this year so far, and in years past, as Winterama and many other Rotary youth programs would not exist without their steadfast generosity and community mindedness.

For more information on how the 2024 Rotary Winterama program works, go to the promotional/instructional video at https://youtu.be/_y4OV0HzjYQ .

To record your distances: https://www.npxinnovation.ca/winterama 

Here are a few pics from Northport.

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Salvation Army Van 2024

 
Salvation Army Replacement Foodbank Van – Service Clubs Partnership "WHEELS OF HOPE"
 
Handover Ceremony – January 18th at 11 am, 614 Barnes Ave, Port Elgin.
 
In a display of community synergy, the Rotary clubs of Port Elgin, Saugeen Shores, and Southampton, together with the Port Elgin and District Lions Club, have joined hands with the Salvation Army for the formal handover of a much-needed replacement Foodbank Van. This collaborative effort not only symbolizes the spirit of unity but also amplifies the impact of service clubs on community welfare.
 
The clubs jointly donated $32,500 and this was matched dollar for dollar by the Salvation Army to enable the purchase. The vehicle is a 2 year old van Ford Transit Cargo van, sourced by community minded Port Elgin Chrysler.
 
The replacement van represents not just a mode of transportation but a conduit for hope, illustrating how service clubs and community partnerships can drive meaningful change. This enhanced vehicle will undoubtedly elevate the efficiency of the Salvation Army's food distribution efforts, ensuring that support reaches those in need promptly.
 
The project was spearheaded by Southampton Rotarian and Food Bank Volunteer John Van Bastelaar who said: “The collaboration between the service clubs and the Salvation Army stands as a testament to the impact that can be achieved when organizations align their goals for the greater good. This venture is more than a van; it's a reflection of a caring community investing in those less fortunate”.
 
Members of the service clubs were then invited to a “Behind the Scenes” tour of the Foodbank and a talk about the array of services offered by the Salvation Army.
 
A Look Back: The Earlier Van
Reflecting on the history of community service, the original Foodbank Van, acquired in 2014, was made possible through the combined contributions of the Rotary Clubs of Port Elgin and Southampton, The Rotary Foundation, the Port Elgin and District Lions Club, the SouthPort Optimists, and public donations. With an initial investment of approximately $15,000, this van has been steadfastly serving the community's needs over the past decade.
 
For further information contact: John Van Bastelaar 519 386 8288.
 
January 18, 2024
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Winners Dinner of the Month 2024

Posted by Tony Sheard
Our Dinner of the Month Winners 2024
 
Month
1st Prize - $250 Gift Certificate2nd Prize - $100 Gift Certificate
January
 
Gary Cobean - Southampton,
Gift Certificate to the Berkshire
 
George Gruetzner - Southampton,
Gift Certificate to the Queen's Bar and Grill
February
 
Jonna Ebel - Port Elgin
Gift Certificate to Rosina's
 
 
Jane Kramer of Southampton
Gift Certificate to Southampton Thai
 
March
Denise Buttenaar - Southampton
Gift Certificate to the Elk and Finch
Stephanie Gomes - Port Elgin
Gift Certificate to Allan's Fireside Grill
April
John Clancy - Southampton
Gift Certificate to 797

Ann Veyvara-Divinski - Southampton

Gift Certificate to Little Black Dog

May
Bruce Fotherby - Southampton
Gift Certificate to Highview
 
B & K Speight
Gift Certificate to the Wismer House
 
June
Heather Conlin - Port Elgin
Gift Certificate to the Walker House
George Bulzer - Southampton
Gift Certificate to Smokey Cactus
 
Winners Dinner of the Month 2024 Tony Sheard 2024-01-03 05:00:00Z 0 Dinner of the Month,Draw,Raffle

Maple Leafs Draw Results

 
December 22, 2024 - GC Huston Public School.
 
President Dave and Principal Hugh officiated at the draw this morning.
And our winners are:
 
First Prize - Heather Howe
Second Prize - Alana Chambers
 
Thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket, you have helped give our playground fund a $4000 boost. Thank you..!
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Playground Donations

December 12th, 2022
Two major donations help us reach our goal...!
....but due to the early success, we are keeping the Fundraiser open as community members are keen to help us make the playground bigger and better...! THANK YOU.

Southampton Rotary, in collaboration with GC Huston, is thrilled to announce a major milestone: a
major donation of $20,000 from Tuggy’s Gas & Variety has propelled us to reach our $85,000 goal. This
follows a generous $10,000 donation last week from Roote’s Gas Bar and Top Shelf. Achieving this
remarkable feat in less than three months since the launch of our fundraising campaign (MOU Signed on
Sept 13th) speaks to the incredible support from across our community.

Thank you to each supporter who has contributed to this success. From the inception of the project, we
committed that any funds surpassing our initial goal would be dedicated to providing youth-related
initiatives at GC Huston such as further enhancements to the playground project.

While celebrating this achievement, our fundraiser remains open, presenting an ongoing opportunity to
enhance the proposed playground with additional features and accessibility. The continued support of
our community ensures that we not only meet our target but also create an even more inclusive and
vibrant space.
 
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1938 Lager

Cheers to 85 Years: Southampton Rotary Club Unveils Exclusive "1938 Lager"
in Partnership with Three Sheets Brewing!
The picture shows members of Southampton Rotary and Three Sheet Brewing owners Jeff Carver and Curtis Thomas.
From Left to Right: Sylvia Sheard, Tony Sheard, Jeff Carver, Curt Thomas, Cathy Janveau, Jim Wade and Dave Bertrand.
 
Southampton Rotary Club is excited to announce we have partnered with Three Sheets Brewing to produce a limited edition special brew known as 1938 Lager.
 
Jeff Carver, the driving force behind Three Sheets Brewing said: “I have been a longtime admirer of the good work of the Southampton Rotary Club and in recognition I am delighted to offer a special edition brew to commemorate the club’s 85th Anniversary.”
 
Dave Bertrand Club President advised:
“The club was thrilled to have been selected by Three Sheets to brew a special beer in our honour.”
He went to say “Club members ran a competition to pick a suitable name and by a unanimous vote “1938” was selected to mark the year the Rotary Club of Southampton was established”.
 
Extract from the Brewmaster’s notes about the lager:
“A light, crisp, and very drinkable beer, this beverage represents something that brings people together to celebrate ties of friendship and service that unite us all.”
 
Where can you purchase 1938 Lager?
The beer is now exclusively available from the Three Sheets Brewery Tap Room, 1246 Goderich Street, Port Elgin.
 
The beer retails at $5 per can and 50% of the proceeds of every can sold will be donated to support Southampton Rotary Causes.
 
CHECK OUT THIS SHORT VIDEO OF THE CANNING BRIGADE: CLICK HERE
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20th Annual Dinner Auction, 2023 - RESULTS

 
20th Annual Dinner Auction – Exceeds Expectations                             November 2nd, 2023.
 
Southampton Rotary held its 20th Annual Dinner Auction in support of Rotary Causes and the GC Huston Playground Project at the Walker House last weekend. The capacity crowd enjoyed a sumptuous 3 course dinner, and were entertained by the guest auctioneer, Bill Walker, former MPP and now President and CEO of the Organisation of Canadian Nuclear Industries.
 
GC Huston School Principal, Hugh Morrison gave a compelling address to illustrate the power of play and advised the new playground initiative transcends mere playground equipment; it's about crafting an inclusive space where children can play, learn, grow, and create cherished memories.
 
Dave Bertrand, President said “Businesses, citizens and friends once again demonstrated their unwavering support for Southampton Rotary causes on October 28th with a lively, sell-out dinner auction. The end result of all the very generous bids and donations was very positive indeed, and the Fund-A-Need portion of the night, by master auctioneer, Bill Walker, netted over $40,000 toward Southampton Rotary’s $85 000 goal to pay for a new state-of-the-art accessible play structure on the G.C. Huston school yard. Without such a generous, supportive community, ambitious goals like this would not be reachable. On behalf of our club and the community, thank you, to the friends of Southampton Rotary..!
 
Tony Sheard, the Auction Co-Chair said “We extend special thanks to National Bank Independent Network for being our Presenting Sponsor, Kelly and Sons for being our Table Sponsor and The Saugeen Team at Century 21, In Studio Reality for hosting the Bubbles Reception and all the businesses who donated items for the auction or took ads in our program. Without their support we would not be able to stage such a fun event., so we encourage everyone to support our community by continuing to SHOP LOCAL..!”
 
He further acknowledged “The net proceeds for the evening exceeded $65,000 and wished to thank all our Rotary members, partners, and friends who worked tirelessly to make this event such a success.”
 
Mark your calendars for next year’s event, which will return to the Walker House on Saturday, October 26th, 2024.
Picture Shows Auctioneer Bill Walker and Auction Co-Chair Sylvia Sheard.
20th Annual Dinner Auction, 2023 - RESULTS Tony Sheard 2023-11-04 04:00:00Z 0 Auction,GC HUSTON

Backpacks 2023

🎒✨Brightening Futures with Backpacks! 🌟🎓 - September 2023.
We're thrilled to share the success of our 2023 Backpack Program! With our help, students at GC Huston, Northport, Saugeen Central, and St Joseph are starting the school year with confidence and a smile. Together, we're shaping brighter tomorrows! 🌈📚 #CommunityStrong #BackToSchoolMagic" #RotaryPeopleOfAction "
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Peace Pole Re-dedication 2023

Rededication of Southampton Rotary Peace Pole: Embracing Peace in Ojibwa and Japanese
September 21, 2023
Earlier today at Perkins Park Southampton, we came together for a momentous occasion to rededicate the Southampton Rotary Peace Pole. This powerful symbol of unity united community leaders, representatives, and residents for a day of reflection and peace.
The ceremony featured addresses from notable figures, including Club President Dave Bertrand and Deputy Mayor Diane Huber, Lori Kewaquom from Saugeen First Nation illuminated the translation process of the Peace Pole's message into Ojibwa. - "Bekaadesewin".
This year the club is hosting Rei Kaneda, a Japanese Rotary Youth Exchange Student, and the club added a Peace message in Japanese and Rei took the opportunity to bring greetings from her home country.
Past President, Jenny Amy gave a short address on the meaning of peace to conclude the ceremony and formally invited all present to reflect and rededicate the pole by saying the words 'May Peace Prevail on Earth'.
Peace Poles Originated in post-WWII Japan, and our Pole now stands as a beacon of Rotary's commitment to peacebuilding. Inscribed with 'May Peace Prevail on Earth' in eight languages, it embodies the collective hope for peace worldwide.
Peace Pole Re-dedication 2023 Tony Sheard 2023-09-25 04:00:00Z 0

Everyone Can Play Launch, GC Huston

September 13th, 2023
 
 
Playground Project – GC Public School, Southampton – Everyone Can Play!
 
At a landmark signing ceremony this morning at GC Huston Public School, President Dave Bertrand and School Principal Hugh Morrison signed a Memorandum of Understanding to embark on an ambitious project to build an inclusive school playground that will benefit all students, regardless of their abilities.
 
The estimated cost of this project is approximately $115,000, and the school already has funds in reserve of around $30,000, which they will pledge to help make this playground a reality. With Rotary’s participation, we have an opportunity to bridge the remaining $85,000 shortfall together. 
 
The target is to raise all the funds by Spring of 2024 to enable the School Board to tender and install the play equipment, ready for the new school year in the Fall of 2024.
 
Everyone Can Play Launch, GC Huston Tony Sheard 2023-09-12 04:00:00Z 0

Shop Local Mural

The Rotary Club of Southampton and Southampton Arts are delighted to confirm the installation of a mural in the “Gateway to the Arts” alley between the Town Hall and the Art School in Southampton, Ontario, Canada.
This whimsical mural of the High Street was originally commissioned by the Rotary Club of Southampton in 2022 for use as a tracking board for “Toonies for Tom”, a Rotary fundraiser for a CT Scanner for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation, raising $20,002 for the campaign.
The painting was created by local artists and friends of Southampton Arts and the project was led by Darlene McConnachie and Jo Ann Sturgeon.
After the “Toonies for Tom” campaign, the artists asked if the mural could go on permanent display and Rotary suggested changing the title to reflect a “Shop Local” theme.
The mural was installed by Town staff on August 2, 2023 and a photo op with the artists, Sara Porter of the BIA and Art School Manager Michelle Casolino was held on August 15, 2023.
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Dinner of the Month 2022

 
    DINNER OF THE MONTH
    Tickets are available until the end of January 2022...have you got yours? 
     
    Drop by "A Little of This and That" on the High Street or call Jenny 519 797 1818 to get yours. 
     
    Draws are the FIRST Wednesday of the Month from January to June 2022 at 6:00 pm.
     
    Your name could appear here?
     
    Winners:
    • January 5th 
    • February 2nd
    • March 2nd
    • April 6th
    • May 4th
    • June 1st
    Dinner of the Month 2022 Tony Sheard 2022-01-03 05:00:00Z 0

    Swing into Summer Online Auction

     
    Our Golf Tournament may be sold out....but have we got an opportunity for you to have some fun and support our causes.

    Why not register in our " Swing into Summer" Online Auction Click here to register and start bidding.

    Lots of great items, including Go Pro Camera, Restaurant Gift Certificates, Golf Shirts, Coffee maker, Gift Ideas, and much much more. Keep checking back as we add more items.

    The auction closes on June 30th at Midnight.

     
     
     
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    Every Child Matters – Honouring Indigenous People

    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
     
    Every Child Matters – Honouring Indigenous People Susan Macdonald 2021-06-01 04:00:00Z 0

    Jigsaw Puzzle

    The third in a series of Jigsaws will be available from May 5th at the "Light House Photo Gallery" and  "A Little Of This And That, both located on the High Street in Downtown Southampton, for a minimum donation of $20 CASH. or if you are from out of town don't worry just email us at rotary1938@gmail.com for delivery and shipping options.
     
    Our third Jigsaw in the series features a photo taken by the flag in Southampton at "Dominion Lookout" generously donated by Carol Norris of the Light House Photo Gallery.  Framed prints of the photograph are also available from Carol's Store. You can find out more about Carol's award-winning photography by CLICKING HERE.
     
    The 308 piece jigsaws are 17 inches x 11 inches when complete.....happy puzzling..!
     
     
    SOLD OUT
    The second in a series of Jigsaws will be available from Tuesday, November 8th  at the "Light House Photo Gallery" and  "A Little Of This And That, both located on the High Street in Downtown Southampton, for a minimum donation of $20 CASH. or if you are from out of town don't worry just email us at rotary1938@gmail.com for delivery and shipping options.
     
    Our second Jigsaw in the series features a photo of Chantry Island generously donated by Carol Norris of the Light House Photo Gallery.  Framed prints of the photograph are also available from Carol's Store. You can find out more about Carol's award-winning photography by CLICKING HERE.
     
    The 308 piece jigsaws are 17 inches x 11 inches when complete.....happy puzzling..!
     
     
     
     
     
    Our First Jigsaw - The Harbour is almost SOLD out.
     
    Jigsaw Puzzle Tony Sheard 2021-05-22 04:00:00Z 0 Competition,,Jigsaw
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    RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

     

     
    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.
     
     
    RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Susan Macdonald 2021-03-22 04:00:00Z 0

    SHRED-N-GO how it works

    HOW IT WORKS 
    Address: 39 Grey Street South, Southampton. September 18th, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
     
    3 BOX LIMIT PER HOUSEHOLD
     
    COVID protocols are in place. Please wear a MASK.
     
    Entry is by donation…suggested minimum is $10 per Bankers Box or equivalent. (3 box limit per household) Have your cash or card payment method ready. (CASH preferred)
     
    On arrival choose your lane.
    • RIGHT Lane is Credit/Debit/Cash
    • LEFT Lane is CASH only
    After making your donation proceed to the next available unloading slot.
     
    Volunteers will help take the boxes, from your vehicle and quickly verify there are no metal or foreign objects and will then dump them into a Wasteco bin.  
     
    The Wasteco bin holds 10 boxes and is then lifted and dumped into the truck and the shredding begins. You may keep your boxes or you may discard them into the special cardboard recycling bins.
     
    On completion proceed towards the exit where the first 250 people will be offered a white pine seedling tree seedling.
    SHRED-N-GO how it works 2021-03-18 04:00:00Z 0

    SHRED-N-GO maps and directions

     
     
     
    Please follow the green arrows on the map and the blue and white Rotary signs on the roadways
     
    Watch out for our Rotary volunteers who will show you the way
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    SHRED-N-GO Our Sponsors

    Thank you to our Sponsors. It's companies like these and the people behind them that make our community a special place
     
     
     
                                     
     
     
     
    Co-operators
    281 Goderich St, Port Elgin
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Don Amy – Wilfred McIntee & Co Brokerage
    181 High St, Southampton
     
     
     
     
     
    RBC - Meeting Place
    556A Goderich St, Port Elgin  
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Susan J. Dollar Law
    44 Albert St S, Southampton
     
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    Dr Arra - COVID-19 Vaccines in Grey Bruce

    Wednesday, March 3rd at 7.15 p.m. 
    Speaker, Dr. Arra, Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health
    This is a free event
     
    We would like to offer all the communities in Grey Bruce the opportunity to join our Club’s meeting via Zoom Webinar, to hear our Speaker Dr. Arra from the Grey Bruce Health Unit speak on "COVID-19 Pandemic Management and rollout of Vaccinations in Grey Bruce". 
     
    Registration for this event is now Closed 
     
     
    Questions may be submitted during the meeting using our Zoom online Q and A feature.
     
    We look forward to you joining our meeting.
     
    In recognition of Dr Arra’s talk, the Southampton Rotary Club will be making a donation to the Rotary Foundation END POLIO NOW Campaign to assist in Rotary’s ongoing vaccination effort to rid the world of polio.
     
     
    READ MORE to Meet Dr Arra 
    Dr Arra - COVID-19 Vaccines in Grey Bruce Susan Macdonald 2021-02-19 05:00:00Z 0

    Culinary Wars on Huron Shores Challenge

    Fridays -  April 9th and April 30th
     
      2nd Culinary War on April 9th 
         with Chefs Kendra and Stacey from the Little Black Dog who will whisk us off to Ecuador
     
    Regular - $30.00 - Watch Along Ticket
    VIP - $70.00 (includes Ingredients Pack for 2) so you may cook along...Limited availability!
     
     
     
     
    Proceeds to "Southampton Rotary COVID-19 Response Fund"
     
    Thank you to our Chefs
    Kendra and Stacey, Little Black Dog
     
     
    Event subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time
    Culinary Wars on Huron Shores Challenge Susan Macdonald 2021-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
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    Rotary Winterama - 2021

    Winterama has gone virtual....check out our NEW Special Wintrama Page where you can support your local School online.

     

    Winterama Web Page

     

    #RotaryResponds  #RotaryWinterama  #RotaryBearama

    Rotary Winterama - 2021 Susan Macdonald 2021-02-03 05:00:00Z 0
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    Dinner of the Month Winners - June

    Congratulations to our June Dinner of the Month winners !!!
     
     
     
     
    Jane Kramer of Southampton wins a $250 gift certificate from Ristorante Rosina  
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Betty Macdonald of Southampton wins a $50 gift certificate from Duffy's 
     
     
     
     
    This was the last draw for the Dinner of the Month - Thank you for supporting us and our projects
     
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    Dinner of the Month Winner - May

    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   
     
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     Dinner of the Month Winners - April

    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  
     
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    Dinner of the Month Winner - January

    Congratulations to our January Dinner of the Month winners !!!
     
    H. Briggs from Southampton wins a $250 gift certificate from the Walker House
     
     
     
    Linda Harwood from Port Elgin wins a $50 gift certificate from the Little Black Dog.
     
    Don't forget you can still get tickets until January 31st from any Rotarian or just message us.
     
    Watch out for the next Draw on February 3rd.
     
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    The Our 2020 Ornament – The Chantry Lighthouse

    Sorry, ALL SOLD OUT..!
    Rotarian Liz Hawthorne has commissioned a decorative ornament of Chantry Island Lighthouse and the proceeds are going to support the Rotary Club of Southampton’s community and international projects.
     
    This the third in a series of ornaments. The first was an ornament of a water droplet to signify Rotary’s commitment to clean water and to support a global grant for a clean water project in Cameroon.
     
    The second was a star which contained the outline of a mother and child to signify Rotary’s focus on Maternal Health and the funds raised supported a maternal health project in Cameroon.
     
    The Light Houses are available for $5.00 each at a Little of This and That, High St Southampton, or by contacting any Southampton Rotarian
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    1945 - Saugeen Memorial Hospital
     

    The Rotary Club of Southampton was the original donor
     
    In 1945, as World War II was drawing to a close Southampton Mayor Ellis Millard had a dream to open a hospital as a memorial to the men who gave their lives in this ultimate sacrifice.
     
    The project was first supported by the Club who in September 1945 pledged $15,500 towards the purchase of Hillcrest Lodge as the site of the new hospital.  That's a whopping $260,000 @ 2022 price levels..!
     
    The total cost of the project was around $50,000. The Hospital was opened on October 16th, 1947 and boasted 21 adult beds and 7 infant cubicles according to the first Annual Report.
     
     
     
    Hillcrest Lodge Post Card Image.
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    1940 - War Time Donation to Southampton UK
     

    1940 Southampton, Ontario Club made a donation of 200 GB Pounds (the equivalent of 13,000 GB Pounds or around 22,000 Canadian Dollars in today’s funds) to the Rotary Club of Southampton UK club to help support the city right after it had been heavily bombed during WWII.

     

     
    2015  A British record dealer based in Austria discovered an old acetate recording of a soundtrack from the UK club thanking the Ontario club for their donation and he contacted the club via Facebook Messenger.  
     
     “Best wishes, from Andrew Milton, I am a record dealer and recently came across some acetate recordings dating from the 1950's, one of which appears to include a recording of a message to your Rotary Club from the Southampton Rotary Club in the UK. I have sent the recording to the Rotary Club in the UK in the hope that you can communicate with them about it. I'd be grateful if you could let me know if it means anything to you.”  Listen to the Recording
     
    2019 The two Southampton Clubs reconnected when an Ontario Rotaran visited the UK Club and made a presentation about  Southampton Ontario to the UK Club.
     
    The story of the ongoing connection between the two Southampton Clubs was recently featured in the Peace Edition of the UK and Ireland Rotary Magazine. Susan Macdonald said “I was thrilled to be interviewed about this when Colin and I visited with the UK Club and I made a presentation about our Southampton and the history between the two clubs”. Take a look:
     
     
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    1981 - Rotary Hall
     

    The Club built the Rotary Scout and Guide Hall at 39 Grey Street, South

     

    The Girl Guides still use this space, and many community organizations hold meetings and gatherings in the Hall

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    Winterama

     
    22nd Annual ROTARY WINTERAMA..!!!
     
    The recording website is at https://www.npxinnovation.ca/winterama 

    Winterama is a FUN AND FUNDRAISING PROJECT promoted by Southampton, Port Elgin, and Tara Rotary Clubs. and held during February. 

    This year, students and teachers at each school will be skating, skiing, sledding, snowshoeing, walking, running and doing other movement activities to collectively propel their school across Canada. Each school will leave St. John’s Newfoundland on February 1st and will try to get to Vancouver before February 29th, following Terry Fox’s and Steve Fonyo’s route. Students will be asking parents, relatives and friends to sponsor them on their individual Winterama challenge, and all donations collected by the students will go to special projects in their schools and school nutrition programs. Improved prizes will be awarded by Rotary for top pledge earners across the 8 Winterama schools and within each school. Rotary will also award fun prizes for all students achieving 25 kms, 50 kms and 75 kms, and a top class prize in each school as well. Nuclear Promise X has designed a slick website where students track their personal kms and compare how they, their class and their school are doing in the race across Canada. The website will keep students and teachers updated on what province and city they are in as they travel across our huge nation. Please consider offering a financial pledge to a keen student this February, as they try to achieve a personal fitness goal and provide "service above self" to their schools, to make their schools a better place. Businesses can also consider making donations to Rotary Winterama to help offset costs for the program and to support Rotary youth programs in our area. The 3 Rotary clubs involved thank our very generous businesses that have offered support this year so far, and in years past, as Winterama and many other Rotary youth programs would not exist without their steadfast generosity and community mindedness.

    For more information on how the 2024 Rotary Winterama program works, go to the promotional/instructional video at https://youtu.be/_y4OV0HzjYQ .

    ROTARY WINTERAMA raises funds for youth in GREY-BRUCE. All funds stay local with 100% of the pledge money raised going to the participating schools or youth groups for their specific projects and programs including breakfast programs.
    Nearly $600,000 has been raised and distributed back to local schools and the community in the past 20+ years. And a big THANK YOU to all our participants and our generous SPONSORS!!!! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor email us at: Rotarywinterama@gmail.com
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Huron Shore Run 

    Rotary Huron Shore Run is a community event raising money for the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation while promoting physical fitness through road races and walking.
     
    This is a class AA race accredited by Athletics Ontario. It is a beautiful course along the shore of Lake Huron, with very little elevation change. In addition to the half marathon, there are 5 km and 10 km races for various age groups (male & female) and a 3 km race for 14 and under. We will once again have a children’s PLAY Fun Run organized by Saugeen Shores PLAY Network.
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    Our History

    Our History
    This page contains some of the key events in our history and a  list of our Past Presidents and Club Members who have served beyond the Club level in support of our District 6330. 
     
    The Club was founded in March 1938 and held its Inaugural Charter Dinner at the Walker House in May.
     
     
     
     
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    Creating and Maintaining Perkins Park

    In 1999 the Club bought the lot on Perkins Blvd (corner of McNabb and Highway 21) from the Perkins family for $30,000 and then in turn donated back to the town which made a double lot and formally created Perkins Park.

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    Supplying Back to School Backpacks

    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.
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    Building an Accessible Playground 

    This joint $350,000 project with the Town of Saugeen Shores was completed in Summer 2010
     
    Our club with our friends from the Rotary Club of Port Elgin were the naming donors for the playground project by each contributing $25,000. Club members from Southampton were also key members of the Fundraising Committee that raised the full $350,000 over a 5 year period.
     
    At the time, this was the first fully accessible playground of its type in Bruce County and provides integrated play opportunities for young and old of all capabilities. A sensory garden is included in the design and this was named the Bruce Power Sensory Gardens after the company's lead donation to the project.
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    Backpacks for G.C. Huston

    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.

    Backpacks for G.C. Huston Susan Macdonald 2020-09-04 04:00:00Z 0
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