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Bolton

 ROTARY Opens Opportunities

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Bolton, ON L7E 1Y2
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On June 29 Rita Cantelon was introduced as our new President during a Zoom meeting.  Not our annual Changeover celebration, to say the least, but the best we could do during pandemic.  We look forward to a great year never-the-less!!   Thanks to Doug Prince for his presidential leadership over the past 2 years.  
RI President Elect Holge Knaack’s theme “Rotary Opens Opportunities” brings a welcoming message to the world. There is hope…as we transition to the new Rotary year.  We welcome shortly our new club President-elect  Rita Cantelon.  
Proud to receive this recognition from Kyle Seeback, MP Dufferin-Caledon for the food vouchers from Garden Foods toward groceries for local residents during these difficult times.  
Ed Broeders donating 1000 masks to Dorothy Davis,  Executive Director of Caledon/Dufferin Victim Service. 
 
Bolton Rotary and Garden Foods has provided
$12,500 in grocery cards to be distributed to families very quickly, they will supplement non-perishable hampers that we continue to make available to low income families. The Exchange has well over 300 families that rely on our food support to maintain a healthy diet. Your kindness ensures fresh produce, eggs, milk, poultry and lots of other nutritious food is provided to many Caledon residents during these incredibly challenging days.

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Firoz Khan, President of Banas Stones in Bolton, donated 10,000 face masks to the Rotary Club of Bolton to distribute. On Friday, April 17, Ed Broeders, Ross Gray and Doug Prince, of the Rotary Club distributed those masks, and they were graciously and happily received.We started at the Vera Davis Centre, they received 2,000; next on to CCS where we dropped off a further 2,000;  2,000 more went to the King Home; and then cross country over to Bethel Hospice where we gave 1,000.  Another of our members, Dave Sammut, is delivering 500 up to Matthews House in Alliston.  We have also heard from local banks, food stores and pharmacies that they could all use whatever we can distribute.We are thankful to Firoz at Banas Stones for his donation and are happy to be supporting our front line workers during these unprecedented times
 
Frank and Ed here welcoming guests to our valentine dinner/dance! 140 guests arrived all decked out in Red and Black in the spirit of the event.  So much fun dancing to our favourite tunes.Thanks to all who joined in to make it such a big success.
So much fun to watch these girls in action on Saturday when we presented them with a cheque for $6,000. to support this great organization.  
Delivering $2500 cheque to Matthews Hospice...Andrea, Doug, Brenda and Ross. 

Matthews House Residential Program provides quality, compassion and comfortable care for clients at end of life. Our care is provided without cost.

We are currently the largest residential hospice in the CHLIN and our 10 beds help fill the gap for hospice palliative care beds in our community.

Meadowvale, Streetsville, Mississauga/Mississauga North, Mississauga Dixie, Mississauga City Centre, Mississauga Malton, Mississauga West, Oakville, Bolton, Cambridge North, Oakville Trafalgar, Guelph Trillium, Brampton, Palgrave, Burlington Lakeshore, Montreal, Knoxville (USA), Muenster (Germany)...
 
our project to supply 10 neonatal incubators to the Children's Red Cross Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa has been completed and is now officially closed.  Thanks go to the dynamic Knysna Rotary Team who facilitated and steered this project to it's final successful conclusion.
 
 
Rotary recently contributed to metal plaques for the Grieving Soldier memorial at Laurel Hill Cemetery.  Remembrance Day ceremonies will take place  at the new Fire Hall at Hwy 50 and Bolton Heights at 12:15 on Monday, November 10
You can see by the expression on Weston's face that he was proud of his accomplishment at the finish line!  Special thanks to all who participated 300 runners, 100 volunteers, committee, sponsors, family and friends to make this such a great day!...despite the weather.  The new location provided lots of good feedback to see what went well and how we can improve for next year.   10th Anniversary Sunday, Oct 25, 2020  !!
Becky Smith has gone 'above and beyond' to support our projects and is a well-deserved recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow.  This is an award "to honor a Rotarian or friend of Rotary in recognition of their contribution to Rotary and the community over several years." 
Time to contact your sponsors, sign up volunteers and encourage runners to register.  Looking forward to a great event again this year.   We have re-located the starting/end point of the race behind the Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness and Rotary Place!!
Starting at 9:30 am, register for our FREE Kids 1K Fun Run. Each child will receive a race finishers medal, drawstring backpack and snacks. Limited to the first 400 registrations. 
At 10:00 am run or walk along Kingsview to Longwood and into Bolton Camp along the Murray Stewart Trail.  Registered runners for the 5/10 km need to pick up a runner kit including Haunted Hill t-shirt and swag.  Lunch, awards and prizes! Limited to the first 400 Registrations. 
Register as a runner, volunteer or sponsor on rotaryhauntedhill.com
All net proceeds for the day will go to local youth organizations including Humberview Alphadogs Robotics Team, First Lego-League Caledon, Kids First Caledon among others. 
 
A few Rotarians and member of John Williams family - Kathy, Kelly and Kyle were present to see the bench in it's new location toward the West end of the Murray Stewart Trail in Bolton Camp.  It was a nice opportunity to recognize and remember all the contributions that John made to the club over his 25 years.  
We had a great day at the tournament on May 23 - started out rain and cold but ended sunny and bright.  Great energy in the room with golfers meeting up with friends old and new.  Thanks to all the volunteers, sponsors and golfers for supporting our event again this year.  
Key highlights:
Ranked 3/33 at North Bay Event
Ranked 6/40 at Ontario Provincial Championship (Science Division)
Ranked 1 in Offensive Power Rating at Detroit World Championship (Daly Division)
 
Won the entrepreneurship award at Durham
Won the Innovation and Control award at North Bay
Won the Industrial Design Award
Param Upadhyay won the dean's list award in Detroit, the 5th Canadian to ever win the award which is based on outstanding leadership and work done in the FIRST community.
The new Murray Stewart Trail through Bolton Camp was much appreciated by Haunted Hill runners and the community at large this fall ! Take a walk through the woods on the new fallen snow this Christmas and enjoy nature at it's best !
We are proud to recognize Murray Stewart for his 50 years in the Rotary Club of Bolton by naming the newly refurbished trail through Bolton Camp in his honor.  There was a ceremony on Sat. Oct 27, 2018 where friends and family joined together to celebrate this milestone.   A bench, designed by Girls Can Too, was dedicated to John Williams in remembrance of his 25 fulfilling years in the club and wonderful memories.  
Many happy faces, resulting in better education.  You are Making a Difference. 100 schools were sent supplies.
Regards,  Franky ,DGN Francisco A. Viau