Southampton Rotary Club is proud to be partnering with our friends at the Southampton Marine Heritage Society and the Southampton Jazz Club to raise funds to restore the iconic Southampton Range Light 
 
Jazz for the Light” – an online night of jazz you can enjoy from the safety and comfort of your own home where ever you maybe. This exciting virtual event will feature 90 minutes of great musical entertainment,interviews and much more. The show was recorded in front of a LIVE audience at Southampton Golf and Country Club and is being broadcast through Zoom Webinar and Facebook Live on Friday 13th November.
 
The iconic Range Light at the mouth of the Saugeen River has been badly battered by recent storms, made worse by the high water levels and is need of extensive repairs. The Marine Heritage Society has established a special “Range Light Restoration Fund” and hope to raise $20,000 towards the restoration costs.
 

 

 

 

 

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
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
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.
For 2021 Winterama is being re-imagined as we respond to COVID-19 into a virtual event Winterama 2.0..! Watch this space as our plans evolve.
 
Winterama is a FUN AND FUNDRAISING PROJECT promoted by the Rotary Clubs of: Hepworth –Shallow Lake, Port Elgin, Southampton, & Tara held in early February each year for the benefit of Children’s and Youth Programs in Grey and Bruce Counties.
 
Prior to COVID 19 individual participants and groups solicit cash pledges of support for their involvement in: ice-skating, snow shoeing, cross country skiing, curling, and snowmobiling.
 
Proceeds are split between the participating schools and the participating Rotary Clubs. Since 2012 over $135,000.00 has been distributed back to the community.