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Community Thank You…Your Support Helps Us Help People
 
On behalf of the members of the Rotary Club of Port Hope, I want to thank each and everyone of the friend of Rotary in our community for your ongoing generous support…we can’t do what we do without your help.
As our Rotary year comes to an end on June 30, 2021, it has been my privilege to lead our club during an year of unprecedented public health issues that have affected all of us…in the 99th year of our club in Port Hope, we were determined to adapt and continue to help our community in this time of need.
Where does your money go? Our club is committed to return 100% of our fund raising dollars to the community…here are a few of the ways you have helped us donate over $30,000 this year:
  • Donations to 5 local public schools for a safe start in September 2020
  • Donation to Salvation Army for pandemic support
  • Donation to Fairshare Foodbank for pandemic support
  • Donation to Greenwood Coalition for pandemic support
  • Pizza dinners for PSWs working in local Port Hope nursing homes
  • Donation to local Port Hope family who lost their house due to a fire
  • Remembrance Day wreaths honouring our CAF veterans
  • Avenue of Heroes Banners – 11 new banners to add to the 29 from last year
  • Sponsoring of the Port Hope Rolls Bus in December 2020
  • Sponsoring the Farley Mowat 100th Anniversary Celebration
  • Donation to the Beirut Hospital pediatric reconstruction project
  • Donation to Shelterbox International
Rotary is about “ Service above Self “…very simply, we help people…and we could do it without your support every year.
Thank you sincerely from the 33 members of the Rotary Club of Port Hope.
 
Bob Biffin, President
Farley Mowat 100 Writing Contest Winners
 
The contest on the theme of “Canada’s North” was open to residents of Port Hope and also to those living in Arviat, Nunavut.  Arviat is a village on the west side of Hudson’s Bay.  Farley travelled there and worked with villagers on a film.  We did not receive any entries from Arviat this year due to Covid-19 protocols and severe weather, but we look forward to future collaborations.
 
THE ROTARY CLUB OF Port Hope invites you to the first ever 
SPRING WING FLING
Catered by Lisa's Catering and delivered to your door by Rotary Members and friends
FRIDAY APRIL 9TH, 2021
Celebrate the April Break with a delicious plentiful dinner bag for sharing with family or friends ( 4 to 6 people)
4 LBS OF WINGS with 4 toppings included
Nachos with all the fixings ready to heat (cheese, salsa, sour cream, cooked ground beef, jalapenos, olives – you get the idea!) 
Garlic loaf
Veggies and ranch dressing on the side
 
$85 per bag ($20 supports the rotary club of Port Hope local community giving and service projects)
 
Why Rotary………..what intrigued me to start is the Rotary Four-Way Test.  Simple to the point in a world that is continuing to become more complex and bereft of humanity and a soul :
                                                     Is it the Truth
                                                     Is it Fair
                                                     Will it build good will and better friendships
                                                     Will it be beneficial to all concerned
 
As I begin to comprehend the facets of Rotary, what becomes exciting is its depth of service……….and its sincere commitment to friendship within the club.
 
Rotary’s Symbol is the geared wheel, which to me represents disciplined work to be done .  If we look closer one can see the “key” within its hub.   Being a part of  that key to make that great geared wheel rotate and in turn generate community service and friendship is a good thing.  A very Good Thing.
 
With a disciplined and happy heart to do good service in this ever increasingly secular world is again ……Good.  I would like to be a part of that key to drive that gear to help others in their lives to make theirs and in turn mine better and a more satisfying life and a stronger and healthier community.
The Port Hope Rotary Club completed another first for the club with a very successful Rotary Christmas Market. Thanks to all our customers, Queenies, The Railside, Food Inspired and Jennifer's Jazz It Up.
The Port Hope club had a busy weekend. On Saturday the members made sure that Santa made it safely to the parade for all the community to see. On Sunday Santa made a special stop in downtown to serve breakfast to many people and collect toy and $$ for the Salvation Army.
Many Rotary members and the public joined in the Rotary Foundation Walk to see the Avenue of Hero's Banners
 
ONE STOP SHOP HOLIDAY MARKET
 
Sponsored by The Port Hope Rotary Club
 
Supported by Furby House Books, Queenie's, Food Inspired, The Railside Restaurant, Brandt Meats, Heritage Baking Company

This is your opportunity to get all your holiday shopping done safely and to support local merchants as well as a local service club.

Drive through pick up of your gift orders will be on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Elias St. in Port Hope between 1pm and 6pm
 
On Saturday November 7th The Port Hope Rotary Club is hosting a self paced walk around downtown to view the Avenue of Heroes banners.
 
Walkers can gather on the front lawn of the Town Hall between 10am and 12pm
 
Rotarian guides will be stationed throughout the walk. The walk will end at the Port Hope Library.
 
Donations will be accepted for Rotary Foundation that funds projects both locally and internationally.
 
All COVID-19 protocols will be in place, people will be asked to social distance and where masks
We are pleased to report that the Rotary Club of Port Hope has completed our committed $50,000 donation to Ed's House Hospice, with our final installment  made at a presentation on Wednesday October 28th.
 
The hospice is now open and at the time of our visit, was at capacity with 6 residents...it is a wonderful facility and fulfills an important need in our community. Ed's House has 4 additional suites that are semi-completed, awaiting operational funding from the Ministry of Health.
 
I am proud of our club's commitment to Ed's House - thank you to all members who supported this decision in 2018. 
The Banners are going up today on the Avenue of Heros in downtown Port Hope.
On Saturday October 24th, 2020 is End Polio Now day across the globe. Led by Rotary and many collaborative organizations, polio has been largely eradicated in our lifetime...truly a celebration.
 
Mayor Bob Sanderson has proclaimed Saturday October 24th as End Polio Day in Port Hope..
 
Thank you for your continued support for Rotary - in our community, for the Foundation and toward the ideals of Service before Self!
 
 
 
 
The Port Hope Rotary Club is again proud to recognize members of our community who have served in the military. These banner will be going up soon and there will be a community walk on November 7th to view the banners. There will be 40 banners this year.
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Port Hope

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Mondays at 6:00 PM
1 Elias Street,
Port Hope, ON L1A 3Z3
Canada
Phone:
(905) 885-4239
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