Rotary Club of Bolton

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We were pleased to host the district governor on her recent club tour.   L-R Ingrid Sproxton, DG Kathi Dick, Timothy Whitehead, Sherrin Palmateer and Don Ogden
District Governor visit Dec 6 2017-11-23 05:00:00Z 0
Our club is capable of accomplishing amazing things and yesterday was a perfect example.
Everything went smooth as silk!  
Nothing but positive feedback from participants.  Great to see lots of parents running with their kids and grand kids.
Thanks to all the members, spouses and friends of Rotary that volunteered, registered, sponsored and pledged participants.
 
Haunted Hill Run big success! 2017-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
North Hill Planting Donor Recognition 2017-10-29 04:00:00Z 0
Revitalization of the Bolton Camp Trails 2017-10-23 04:00:00Z 0
Community Spirit Award 2017 - Fines Ford Lincoln 2017-10-13 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome Allan Bennett new member 2017-09-27 04:00:00Z 0
IN JUST 2 DAYS!!
It only took ONE phone call from Josh (in St. Kitts) to Romas.....Romas called Aldo.....Aldo called Joe (Kinsmen Club)..they said come and get all you need from the warehouse!.Sea Cadets also offered bags of cargo pants...Aldo called 4 Rotarians with Pick Up Trucks....See Photos Attached.
All this will go to Romas’ warehouse & be added to much more that will be forwarded to St. Kitts for Disaster Recovery Distribution...ASAP.
(We have Kids Running Shoes, Sandals, Boys Clothing , Girls Clothing, Ladies Clothing, Men & Boys Jeans, Shirts, Baseball Caps, etc. etc.).
 
Clothes for Disaster Recovery - IRMA 2017-09-21 04:00:00Z 0
The supplies have arrived in Guatemala and getting ready for distribution to 100 schools (15,000 students) 
Pencils= 292,594 , Crayons= 120,034 , Erasers= 97,559 , Sharpeners= 4,900 , Writing Books= 25,711 , Dictionaries= 960 , Protractors= 354,
              Compasses= 77 , + skipping ropes & soccer balls.
The supplies arrived! 2017-07-24 04:00:00Z 0
Humberview Student Awards presentations 2017-07-04 04:00:00Z 0
28 companies were celebrated June 26 for their generous support of the Bolton Rotary golf tournament.  Over 23 years we have given more than $1.3 million to community groups & charities including $200,000. to local hospitals.  Charlene representing Woodington Lake Golf Club where we have hosted the event over the past 5 years.
Golf Sponsorship Recognition event 2017-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
Rotarian of the Year 2017-06-15 04:00:00Z 0
It was at Changeover on June2 that Scott Fraser was recognized with a Paul Harris Fellow and congratulated by DG Bill Proctor and outgoing President Aldo Villanovich.
Scott Fraser Paul Harris Fellow 2017-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Caledon Pare'nt Child Centre - support for Let's Get Together 2017-05-31 04:00:00Z 0
May 18 weather held until the end of the tournament to make for an amazing day!  We were able to donate $10,000 to each of 3 hospitals that will go toward research and equipment in our local community.  Members from Headwaters, William Osler and UHN joined us to volunteer and receive the donation.  260 golfers, 70 sponsors and 40 volunteers help to make the day such a huge success!  Thanks to everyone for their ongoing support.
Golf Classic huge success! 2017-05-25 04:00:00Z 0
Chandler induction 2017-04-11 04:00:00Z 0
Once again we are supporting the Humberview robotics team as they go on to the Ontario District Championships:
April 13th - April 15th

The Hershey Centre
Alphadogs - Robotics team 2017 2017-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
Bolton Rotary was recognized as a community partner in the AED-CPR Program that has trained more than 17,000 students in life-saving skills in 60 schools across Peel Region. 
ACT Foundation Partnership recognition 2017-02-20 05:00:00Z 0
Our club joined others to donate towards the Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines 3 years ago.  Some of the money went right away to lend a hand for the immediate emergency.
We were successful with $140,000 usd Global Grant to refurbish 5 schools that were still in need of rebuilding and refurbishing.
We loaded 2 large 40 foot sea containers with school desks, chairs, books, sports equipment etc. and dried soup, apples etc. A big thank you to all.
Philippines Global Grant School project 2017-01-13 00:00:00Z 0
Vitanova donation from Christmas Auction 2017-01-11 00:00:00Z 0
Honorary member Becky Smith 2016-12-14 00:00:00Z 0
Excellent day in the parade with a record crowd!  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Santa Parade 2016 2016-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Once again Murray & Aldo delivered a Truckload of items for the Shoeboxes, to Samaritan’s Purse, Kitchener.
Last year over 340,000 Shoeboxes were filled and delivered worldwide from Kitchener to the needy children Worldwide.
Samaritan's Purse 2016-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Parking at Rotaryfest is co-ordinated by the Navy League and their volunteer team - thanks for all their time and work on that weekend!  Proceeds from that event are shared with them. 
Navy League donation from Rotaryfest 2016-11-08 00:00:00Z 0
17 of our club members met to brainstorm, discuss and share ideas to help shape the future of our club...stay tuned for action items to follow
Club Visioning - hard at work 2016-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
On Monday October 31, a handful of Palgrave and Bolton Rotarians had the immense pleasure of surprising Teresa Colasanti (Executive Director) and Ailsa Stanners-Moroz (Program Manager) of the Caledon Parent-Child Centre with the fantastic news that our Clubs joined together to co-fund a full year of programming for the Centre's "Let's Get Together" program.
 
This program is one that our Club has been involved with for a few years and have had the pleasure of meeting some of the families who are in the program when they came to speak. For those who may not be familiar with it, this program is a 2x per month evening program for families with children with special needs. Parenting a child who has special needs is at times a long and arduous journey.  There are times when one feels completely overwhelmed and hopeless.  A place where people understand the joys, successes and the heartaches.  Where parents can share information, resources, opinions and feelings. Where people don’t judge.  Where they know that their children will be cared for and cared about.
 
Joint Project - CPCC 2016-11-05 00:00:00Z 0
A very successful day for our club.  The 6th Annual Haunted Hill Run was our very best ever. 
 
Thanks to the members and their spouses and friends that ran or walked or volunteered.
The road marshals, chili, music, prizes, set up crew, parking, slideshow and videos, registration, volunteer desk, take down crew were all AWESOME!
My biggest thank you to everyone for all your help. 
Haunted Hill Run huge success 2016-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
District Conference - Wonders 2016-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Daiki - Exchange Student from Japan  2016-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Jeanne was inducted by DG Bill Proctor as an Honorary member.  Proud to have her as part of the Bolton Rotary family.
Jeanne Egan Honorary member  2016-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to Andrew Miller 2016-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
New member Michael Abdallah 2016-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Tom Kitamura was honoured last evening at the District Changeover with Club Builder award to a Rotarian who has significantly supported and strengthened their club.  Congratulations to Tom !
CAREER BUILDER AWARD - Tom Kitamura 2016-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Only 2 gold and 2 silver and 4 bronze Presidential Citation awards were presented at District changeover June 28.  Karen was pleased to accept the Silver award on behalf of an amazing club !
Presidential Citation 2016 2016-06-29 00:00:00Z 0
Interact Club did a great job on Saturday washing cars.  They raised $485.00 and had a lot of fun!
Thanks to all who helped them out.
 
Interact Car Wash 2016-06-06 00:00:00Z 0
Planters on Hwy 50 2016-05-30 00:00:00Z 0
What a day! We exceeded all expectations and feedback from the golfers was fantastic - especially our entertainment with Todd and Greg from Golf With Attitude - we'll get some photos up on the golf website....boltonrotarygolf.ca.  Special thanks to sponsors, golfers, volunteers and the committee for making the day such a success.
2016 Golf Tournament - biggest ever! 2016-05-24 00:00:00Z 0
Coleraine Park Environmental Restoration Project 
 
Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), Town of Caledon, James Dick Construction, Rotary Clubs of Bolton & Palgrave & Kinsmen Club of Bolton
 
We completed this Project on schedule Friday May 13 and the TRCA Field Team did an excellent job machine planting all the 34 trees behind and adjacent to the Caledon Animal Shelter on Coleraine Drive.  The staff & volunteers of the Caledon Animal Shelter and the community dog walkers, not to mention their dogs, will greatly appreciate the shade from these trees on hot sunny days because there were only a few trees in these off-leash areas.  
Richard Hunt - Bolton & District Horticultural Society (BDHS) - Associate Director Environmental Projects
Animal Shelter Tree Planting 2016-05-18 00:00:00Z 0
Pope for Rotary crowd 2016-05-03 00:00:00Z 0
Alphadogs Robot win 6th 2016-03-20 00:00:00Z 0

This is the 2nd phase of the work done at Las Carretas School.....the old one where the boy was trying to drink water from the tap....but no water, also where the dogs and pigs were in the mud on the street.  Now they have 2 more classrooms, Toilets & wash station with clean water (there is a water tank on the roof).
 
Good work done by RC Gualan
 
Carretas School in Gualan 2016-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Stacey Tarrant joined Melanie Johannink and President Karen Fast to accept this cheque for $5000. from our Christmas Auction proceeds.  It will go toward an education program for youth to create awareness about impact of abuse on families
Family Transition Place 2016-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
New Member Greg Pannia 2016-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Over 340,000 being checked & shipped to needy around the world from this place in Kitchener.  Of these 73 were created or collected by Humberview Interact Club.  
Interact Shoeboxes 2016-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
Eight children waved from their skiis, sleds and snowboards coming down the snowflake hill this year!  weather was wonderful and children lined the streets to receive one of the 4,000 toothbrushes we distributed.  
Santa parade 2015 2015-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
North Hill and the baseball diamonds here are a couple of pictures of the Baseball pavilions we helped support along with the Town of Caledon, The Bolton Braves and the Kinsmen.
This the the Kinsmen's 50th anniversary this year so we were very happy to partner with them.
 
The picnic tables will be added in the spring and plaque commemorating the site
North hill baseball pavilion 2015-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Welcome to new member Karen Peirce! 2015-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
welcome to Aurane! 2015-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Club BBQ summer 2015 2015-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Cavalier Truck logo 2015-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Portable Ultrasound for EGH 2015-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Ribfest was a huge success - thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, Rotary family and friends, vendors, community partners!  We saw over 20,000 people over the weekend, diverted more than 5,000 lbs of compost, ate our way through thousands of pounds of ribs, danced to rockin' tunes and had a fantastic time in the hot summer sunshine!
Ribfest 2015 fast 2015-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
PDG Bob Palmateer was awarded the Rotary Foundation Citation for Meritorious Service for being highly active in service activities related to the Rotary Foundation at the District Changeover, June 23, 2015
Bob Palmateer Citation for Meritorious Service 2015-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
The students were excited to receive new school supplies and games at Las Carretas school, thanks to Hectorine and Aldo for their efforts in securing and shipping the supplies.
School supplies to Gualan 2015-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
Participating with our concession trailer for the 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay
Pan Am Torch Relay 2015-06-28 00:00:00Z 0
James and Anne Dick were recognized as Paul Harris Fellows at Changeover on June 5, 2015.  We appreciate all the support they have given the community over the years. 
Paul Harris Fellows 2015-06-12 00:00:00Z 0
  The ACT foundation has partnered with Rotary and the Humberview school to train students and staff CPR and defibulator skills as part of their health education program. 
ACT CPR-AED training Karen Fast 2015-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
 
Thank you again for your ongoing support of Etobicoke General Hospital.  Your annual contribution towards equipment for the  hospital help our physicians, nurses and all our clinicians continue to provide excellence in care to our patients.  Providing a brand new comfy stretcher to our ER patients will make all the difference to them whether they are waiting to be seen by a physician, waiting to be taken to diagnostic imaging for a scan or waiting for a patient room. THANK YOU for providing this indispensable piece of equipment and for helping to make our patients feel comfortable while waiting in the busiest unit of the hospital. Last year there were 72,911 patient visits to the Emergency Department, that’s almost 200 a day! On behalf of all the patients and families that visit our Emergency Unit- thank you for this wonderful gift!
 
I look forward to seeing you all at your annual golf tournament in May!!  Warmest Regards,  Anna
 
New Stretcher for EGH 2015-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Bob Smith plaque Karen Fast 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Humberview Robotics Club Scott Fraser 2015-02-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Karen Fast on Oct 12, 2011
Rotarians choose Toronto for 2018
Tourism Toronto is extremely pleased to announce that Toronto has just been chosen as the host city for the 2018 Rotary International Convention, to be held from June 24-27. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the local Rotary Organizing Committee and congratulate them on an admirable job. Thanks to the Rotary International Convention, Toronto will welcome over 20,000 Rotarians and their families, which will represent some 40,000 room nights in downtown and west side hotels, with an estimated direct visitor spend of $32 million. The Metro Toronto Convention Centre and the Air Canada Centre will serve as primary venues. Financial assistance for the event was made possible by the Convention Development Fund, a joint initiative of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, participating hotels and Tourism Toronto
RI Convention Toronto 2018 Karen Fast 2011-10-12 14:57:38Z 0
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Respect for cultural diversity, and the life and dignity

of every person without discrimination or prejudice

Rejection of violence toward all people in all its forms

ResolutIon of conflict within local and global communities

Reconciliation of differences in the pursuit of harmony

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 Kristin Morrison Andrea Norgate, Josh Lai, Debbie Findlay joined several of our members and expressed their appreciation for donations from our Electronic Re-cycling day. 

A life was saved by a successful double kidney/pancreas transplant and now the patient is exhibiting  no more diabetes symptoms.

TGH Kidney/Pancreas Transplant team Karen Fast 0