History of Activities

Casino Night - March 31st, 2017

We held our second annual Casino Night on March 31st, this time at the Canoe Club. About 170 people attended, and enjoyed both the gambling tables supplied by Full House Casino Rentals, and the superb performance of magical tricks by Kevin Smith. Each visitor was given $500 in play money, and there was fierce competition to amass as much as possible at the tables.

We also held a 50/50 draw, and the lucky winner took away over $200.

There was a silent auction for items supplied by the club members and other contributors, which raised over $1,000.

Tables were sponsored by several local businesses: Collins Barrow, Valley Tile and Granite, Bean Automobile, All-Purpose, SmileZ Dentistry, Seamless Autocare and Howard Kelford.

All profits will go to local charities, including a substantial contribution to the Lanark Community Programs.




Annual Dinner for Seniors - December 5th, 2016


On December 5th we hosted our annual dinner for senior citizens in Carleton Place and Almonte. About 100 people attended as guests, and we benefited from a great deal of assistance from the members of the newly-formed EarlyAct club at the Carleton Place High School. The Sage Age group performed after the meal to great applause, and the EarlyAct students demonstrated dancing and tap-dancing.




"Just Because" Annual Sale of Roses - November 2016


We sold 313 dozen roses this year, about the same as in previous years. Once again, John Gibson loaned us office space to do the packing, and the funds generated will be used for the annual Seniors' Dinner.

"Just Because" Rose Sale - 2016


Snow Suit Campaign kick-off - September 10th, 2016

The club helped with the start of the annual snow-suit campaign outside Mitchell's IGA. Louis Antonakis, the Mayor of Carleton Place came to join us, with a contribution of clothing for the campaign. The club sold burgers, hot dogs and cold drinks to hungry shoppers, and raised about $400 for the campaign. An OPP officer was in attendance, and gave OPP stickers to young children who came by.. Century 21 provided a "Bouncy Castle" for young children to play in.



Bridge Street Bazaar 50/50 Draw - July 30th, 2016

The club held its usual 50/50 draw at the Bridge Street Bazaar. We took in a total of $1,196, leaving, after allowing for expenses, enough for a prize of $566. The winners were Chris and Margie Vaughan.


Annual Handover Party - June 27th, 2016


The annual handover party was held at Brenda's house, as a pot-luck supper. The annual Russ Hicks Award for our Rotarian of the Year was awarded to Robert Lavergne, for his pioneering work on the Casino Night. This was so successful that it will become an annual fundraiser for the club. Teresa was inducted as the new President, and Marion as President-Elect. Kathy will be Secretary. Mike and Bernie continue as Treasurer and Sergeant-at-Arms respectively. Brenda was thanked for her services as President for 2015/16, and is now a board member as Past-President.



Lambs Down Festival - 50/50 draw - June 18th, 2016
We held a 50/50 draw at the annual Lambs Down Festival near the Wool Shop. A prize of $185 was awarded to the lucky winner, a resident of Carleton Place.

Mushroom Compost Sale - April 30th, 2016

The club held its 11th annual compost sale. Once again we encouraged customers to pick up their order at the site, by charging an extra $5 for delivery.  The Carleton Place Soccer Club volunteered to help with the bagging, and did an excellent job for us; in return for which we made a donation of $1,500 to the soccer club.




First Annual Casino Night - April 1st, 2016

The club held its first Casino Night at the Carleton Place Arena. Nearly two hundred visitors came for an evening of fun and entertainment. The gambling tables were supplied and operated by Full House Casino Rentals, and included Poker, Blackjack and Roulette tables, all of which were busy the entire evening. The gambling was for "play money'. Each visitor was issued $200 in play money, and the real enthusiasts could buy an extra $200 for $20 of "real" money. To comply with gaming laws, there were no cash prizes, but the three players who amassed the most play money were awarded their choice of three prizes that had been donated by members of the club or by local sponsors.

We also held a silent auction, for items that were donated by club members of corporate sponsors, and these were all sold at competitive prices.

A 50-50 draw was held, and this yielded a prize of about $175 for the lucky winner.

We were delighted to welcome a number of visitors from the Kemptville Rotary Club. They will hold a similar event in May.

All proceeds will go to the Lanark Community Programs, who will be invited to send a representative to a club meeting to collect a cheque.

We would like to thank everyone who came and helped make this an enjoyable evening, and also the corporate sponsors from the Town who showed great generosity.

Below is an image of the poster that was used to advertise the event. More photos are filed under "Photo Galley" and "Pictures from 2016".



Seniors' Christmas Dinner - December 7th, 2015

The club held its annual dinner for senior citizens in Carleton Palce and Almonte, in the same format and location as in previous years. About 100 people attended, and enjoyed a turkey dinner provided by LeatherWorks Catering. Club members helped serve the food, working hard to make sure guests did not have to wait long to be served. For the first time, we had a professional choir to provide entertainment; the Town Singers, directed by Kristine Maclaren.

You can see a short video of the choir, followed by a panoramic view of the guests.

https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=8lZUtGd_dLg&u=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DyRH_hn8BxO8%26feature%3Dshare





Annual Sale of Roses - November 16th, 2015

The club held its annual sale of roses, once again offering a dozen boxed roses for $20. John Gibson again offered us space for stroing and boxing the roses, and we sold about 320 dozen. The proceeds will mainly go toward the Seniors' Dinner to be held next month.


Bridge Street Bazaar 50/50 Draw - August 1st, 2015

The club ran a 50/50 draw as part of the Bridge Street Bazaar, as in several previous years. We took in a total of about $1,280, and the winner was awarded a prize of $640.




Visit to Camp Merrywood - July 20th, 2015

NO SUCH THING AS DISABLED!

Glenda Jones, July 28, 2015

On July 13, the local Rotary club joined their counterparts from Brockville at a place of true magic, Camp Merrywood. On one of the hottest nights of the summer, campers were excited to greet Rotarians and show them the way to the picnic area by the pool. Who knew wheel chairs could go that fast?

With three big BBQ’s churning out burgers and hot dogs, no one went hungry. More than sixty campers were served by their councillors trying to take orders and deliver dinners. It was obvious they were all having a grand time, as were the Rotarians.

Dinner was followed by entertainment for the campers. Never doubt that wheel chairs can’t bounce along to rhythm and dance with the best of them! The dance floor was crowded to say the least.

The Camp Director was pleased to be able to show off the whole facility: the accessible swimming pool, the sailboats and boat house, the huge dining hall ( an architectural masterpiece that overlooks the lake) the craft rooms, and finally the modern, sleeping cabins with facilities for every need.

The camp caters to about 65 campers per ten-day stay, with over 60 councillors, four registered nurses, a camp director, and a programme director. The Rotary Clubs in the area have been recognized for their considerable contributions to such things as the “rec” hall, the essential truck, the bus, and other amenities without which the camp could not function.

Campers come from all over Ontario, and thanks to subsidies can attend for only $150.00 per session, a mere fraction of the actual cost of their stay. Kids from about 10-16, boys and girls all together, love the freedom of camp, no parents to get in the way of a real good time. Everyone is “abled” when they get to Camp Merrywood!


Annual Handover Party, July 6th, 2015

Once again, President Brian and his wife Jennifer offered the use of their garden and home for the annual handover party. We inaugurated Brenda MacDonald-Rowe as the incoming president, and re-appointed Gordon MacNabb as secretary, Mike Jeays as treasurer, Bernie de Francesco as sergeant-at-arms, and Brian Armstrong as past-president. Mike Jeays was honoured to receive the Russ Hicks Rotarian of the Year award. Numerous friends of Rotary and guests were invited, and enjoyed a hearty supper of hamburgers and hot dogs, together with pot-luck salads and desserts supplied by members.


Lambsdown Festival - 50/50 draw - June 20th, 2015

The club held a 50/50 draw at the Lambsdown Festival, and sold tickets at $5 for $3, or $2 each. We took in just over $600, and awarded a prize of $300. The lucky winner bought one set of tickets, but they were appropriated by his sister, so he bought three more. One of these was the winning ticket.


Highway and Trail cleanup - May 16th, 2015

Members of the club assembled for breakfast at the Thruway Restaurant, and then picked up garbage from Highway 29, from the McNeely Bridge to Wilson Street. We were aided by a number of volunteers, and the job was done as usual in about 90 minutes. At the same time, other club members replaced the faded and missing signs on the Rotary Trail, which runs from the McNeely Bridge, behind the Old Barracks and Pentecostal Church up to Wilson Street.


Annual Compost Sale - May 2nd and 3rd, 2015

After a one-year break, the club held its annual compost sale for the 10th time. There were some minor changes; in addition to the $7 charge per bag, we charged an additional $5 for delivery. About 100 customers opted for delivery, with a total of about 750 bags being delivered by volunteer drivers; the rest were picked up by customers on site. We sold just over 1,400 bags this year. We were unhappy that about 150 bags were removed without being paid for, and this deprived the club of about $1,000 in income, which will directly affect our donations to local charities.

We had help from the CPHS Reach for the Top team, the CPHS Soccer team, students from the Omer/Deslauriers school in Ottawa, and from St. Mary's in Carleton Place. They made it possible to get the bagging and deliveries done on time. Each school will receive a donation from the club.



Annual Seniors Dinner, November 27th, 2014

We provided dinner for about 100 senior members of the community, at the Arena on Neelin Street.


Rose Campaign, November 13-15th, 2014

We conducted our annual "Just Because" rose sale, selling about 315 dozen roses. For the third year running, we would like to thank John Gibson for once again providing a place where we could assemble the boxes, at no charge to the club. Profits will go to a number of local charities, and will be used to fund the Seniors Dinner to be held later in the month.

Highway clean-up, October 18th and November 1st, 2014

We assembled on October 18th at the Thruway Restaurant as usual for the biannual highway cleanup. We enjoyed the breakfast, but then it started to rain. So we tried again on November 1st, with more success. As usual, we completed the section of Highway 29 between Wilson Street and the McNeely Bridge.


50-50 Draw at the Bridge Street Bazaar, August 2nd, 2014

Once again, the club operated at 50-50 draw at the Bridge Street Bazaar. We started assembling the canopy and table at 9:30, and opened for business at about 10:00 am. Members operated in shifts until about 3:45, when we closed the stall and asked a member of the public to draw the wining ticket. The prize of $558 was won by a visitor from Ottawa.



Annual BBQ and Handover Party - July 7th, 2014

We held the annual BBQ and Handover party at Brian and Jennifer Armstrong's house, inviting a number of friends and, hopefully, potential members. the highlight was the presentation of the "Rotarian of the Year" plaque to Robert for his services as President for two years. We welcomed Brian as the incoming President for 2014/15.



Trail cleanup - June 21st 2014

Several members met to cut back the huge collection of weeds along the sides of the trail. Robert rented a 'bush hog' from Rental Village, which made the work mush easier. Other members picked up garbage and whacked weeds.



Highway cleanup - May 6th, 2014

As usual club members met for breakfast at the Thruway Restaurant, and then spend an hour or so cleaning up garbage from the stretch of Highway 29 from the McNeely Bridge to Wilson Street. It was made easier by the purchase of 'grabbers' from the Dollar Store, enabling members to pick objects up without needing to bend down. We weren't quite able to complete the job this time, and will start with the missing section during the Fall cleanup


Annual Seniors Dinner - November 28th, 2013

Once again we held the annual dinner for seniors, in the Arena on Neelin Street. This year, there were about 110 guests, from both Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills. A substantial turkey dinner, with all the trimmings, was again provided by Dennis Burns of the Leatherworks. Afterwards, led by President Robert Lavergne, we all sang a selection of Christmas carols. You can see more pictures in the Gallery; the link is on the left side of this page. Follow it to the pictures for 2013.


Donation to Shelterbox - November 2013

The club made a donation to the Shelterbox project, to help the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. More can be found about shelterboxes in the www.shelterbox.com

Article on Shelterbox by Doug Hoover


Annual "Just Because..." Sale of Roses - November 2013

This annual event was held again on November 14th and 15th. For the second time, it was done as a joint project with the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital, with the promise that all the profits would go to the hospital redevelopment fund.

We sold about 300 dozen, 30 more than last year, and delivered them to customers' homes or work places.

We would like to thank John Gibson for once again providing a place where we could assemble the boxes, at no charge to the club.



Highway Clean-up - September 28th, 2013

The club did the second bi-annual clean-up of the section of Highway 29 from William Street to Wilson Street. Most members, and one spouse, turned out on a beautiful morning, and got the job done in about an hour. We were assisted by two non-members who were "invited" by Robert, for a total of 9 workers. Once again, it was made easier by having an excellent breakfast at the Thruway Restaurant beforehand.


50/50 Draw at the Bridge Street Bazaar, August 3rd, 2013

The club ran a 50/50 draw at the Bridge Street Bazaar as usual, with Doug Hoover once again making all the necessary arrangements. The prize of $803 was won by Mrs. Terri Shaver, a resident of Carleton Place. The cheque was presented to her by Doug, at the Thirsty Moose, on August 12th.



Annual hand-over party - July 15th, 2013

Last night we held our handover BBQ at Brian and Jennifer Armstrong's house in Appleton.  The event was well attended with Gordon's Friend of Rotary Andre, his wife and a special appearance by our Ex-President George Reilly, who was looking well tanned and in very good spirits.

As part of the evening President Robert spoke of the year past, gave us a briefing on our current financial standing.  He also re-introduced our Club Executive as; Robert Lavergne as President, Doug Hoover as Secretary, Mike Jeays as Treasurer and Faye Lavergne / Brian Armstrong as Co-Sergeant-At-Arms.

Members:

Front row from left: Doug Hoover, Gordon MacNabb, Robert Lavergne (President) and Judith Gilchrist
Back row: Mike Jeays, Alan Jones, Bernie DeFrancesco, Faye Lavergne, Marion Reilly, George Reilly, Brian Armstrong



Highway Clean-up - June 1st, 2013

The club did the bi-annual clean-up of the section of Highway 29 from William Street to Wilson Street. Most members, and one spouse, turned out on a beautiful morning, and got the job done in about an hour and a half. It was made easier by having an excellent breakfast at the Thruway Restaurant beforehand. Doug took the photo below, and so was not included.

From left to right: Marion, Robert, Faye, Gordon, Alan, Glenda, Bernie and Mike.





Annual Mushroom Compost Sale - April 27th and 28th

The club held its 9th annual sale of mushroom compost at the Old Barracks on County Road 29. Just under 1600 bags were sold, most being delivered by volunteer drivers to customers who had re-ordered. Bagging was done by the Notre Dame High School Soccer team and the Carleton Place High School Track team. Several former members of the club helped with the deliveries.


Past-presidents plaque - February 4th, 2013

A special meeting was held  at the Superior Restaurant in Almonte to show members the new plaque giving the names of the past presidents. Besides the members and their spouses, two former presidents, and the wife of the founding president were present.


Left to right, the people in the photo are Diane McGlade, Bernie DeFrancesco, Alan Jones, Fraser Scantlebury, Brenda Macdonald-Rowe, Robert Lavergne, Marion Reilly and George Reilly.








Presentation of cheque to the Hospital Foundation - December 13th, 2012

The club hosted an evening at Brush Strokes, to present a cheque to the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation for the proceeds from the "Just Because..." rose sale. A total of $2,000 was raised. We were joined by several guests from the foundation, from the Hospital Board, and three members of the Carleton Place Council.




Annual Seniors Dinner - November 29th, 2012

Once again we held the annual dinner for seniors, in the Arena on Neelin Street. This year, there were about 110 guests, from both Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills. A substantial turkey dinner, with all the trimmings, was again provided by Dennis Burns of the Leatherworks. Afterwards, led by President Robert Lavergne, we all sang a selection of Christmas carols. You can see pictures in the Gallery,; the link is on the left side of this page. Follow it to the pictures for 2012.


Annual "Just Because..." Sale of Roses - November 2012

This annual event was held again, this time on November 14th and 15th. For the first time, it was done as a joint project with the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital, with the promise that all the profits would go to the hospital redevelopment fund.

We sold about 270 dozen, and delivered them to customers' homes or work places. A cheque will be presented at a ceremony on December 13th, to be held at Brush Strokes.

Bridge Street Bazaar - July 2012

The club once again set up a booth on Bridge Street, and sold tickets for a 50/50 draw. Despite an unusually hot and humid day, the club sold $1272 worth of tickets. A prize of $636 was awarded to a lucky winner, who was presented with a cheque at a Rotary meeting.


The Willoughby-Rotary Park - July 11th, 2012

The new all-abilities park was formally opened by Wendy Leblanc, the Mayor of Carleton Place, on July 11. Funding was provided by  the Trillium Foundation, the Town of Carleton Place, and the club. Marion Reilly, Wendy Leblanc and Mrs Willoughby spoke at the ceremony, dedicating the park to the memory of Mr Willoughby, who was a prominent builder in the town many years ago. For more pictures, in a larger size, look in the Gallery.


Annual Mushroom Compost Sale, April 28th and 29th, 2012

The club held its ninth annual sale of mushroom compost at the Old Barracks on Highway 29. We sold 1,850 bags weighing about 30 Kg each, filled from 88 cubic yards of compost. Bagging was done on the Saturday by a team from Notre Dame High School, and on Sunday by a team from the Carleton Place High School.



Annual Club Bowling Night, March 12th, 2012

The club held its annual Bowling Night on Bridge Street. About twenty members and guests participated, both in spirited but somewhat unskillful bowling, and eating pizza afterwards (which everyone could do well). Prizes were awarded for the best and worst performances.

Trillium Grant for the All-abilities Park, January 31st, 2012

At the Council meeting of Monday January 31st 2012, Rotary members were invited to a ceremony to accept the grant by the Trillium Foundation for the All-Abilities Park to be built this spring in the Brigil Subdivision. We are delighted that this project is now funded and ready for construction. It is hoped that it will be complete by the end of June.

Annual Christmas Dinner for Seniors, November 28th, 2011

The club held its annual dinner for seniors, at the Town Arena on Neelin Street. About 110 people attended, many from the Mills Support Group in Almonte. Food was prepared by the staff of the Leatherworks as in previous years, and Rotarians and their spouses served the meals to the guests. After the dinner, Cheryl Hooghiem and a colleague sang carols, assisted by everyone present.


Annual Sale of Roses, November 17-19th, 2011

The club held its annual sale of roses, and we are pleased to announce that we have sold about 280 dozen, well up from last year's total of 214. As in previous years, roses were delivered directly to our clients at their homes or places of business.

Bridge Street Bazaar, July 30th, 2011

The Rotary Club took part in the annual bazaar on Bridge Street organized by the Town. We operated a hamburger stand, and, in partnership with the Carleton Place Daycare, sold 50/50 draw tickets to raise funds for local projects. Total revenue from the draw was $1,550, leading to a prize of $775. The balance was shared equally between the club and the Daycare.


Annual Compost Sale, April 30th 2011 - to May 7th


The club's popular annual sale of mushroom compost was held on the weekend of April 30th and May 1st. Customers from previous years were telephoned in April, and orders from new customers were welcome. This year, with the help of two local sports teams, we bagged and delivered over 2,000 bags.

Annual Bowling Night - Tuesday March 8th, 2011

The club held its annual bowling night at the Bowling Alley on Bridge Street, followed by pizza for all. A very wide range of skills was noted among the members.

Annual Seniors' Christmas Dinner, Monday December 6th, 2010

The club held its annual Christmas Dinner for Seniors on December 6th. This year, was held in the Arena on Neelin Street, as the Carleton Heritage Inn is currently closed. Catering was provided by the LeatherWorks at a very favourable price; the meal was a traditional turkey dinner with dressing, followed by lemon meringue  pie, pumpkin pie or cake. Eighty-five seniors from Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills were guests, along with twelve Rotarians and five of their partners. Music was provided by Sean Murphy as in previous years.

"Just Because" Sale of Roses, 2010

The club held its annual  "Just Because" sale of roses in the week ending November 20th. For $20, customers received an  attractively-boxed bouquet of a dozen red roses for that special person in  their life, delivered to their door. Total sales were about 215, comparing favorably with previous years. All proceeds from the sale will be returned to the community as donations to  charities, high school bursaries and other similar causes. 

Masker-Aid Ball - Saturday October 30th, 2010

The annual Masker-Aid ball was held in the Town Hall on Saturday October 30th. Guests were asked to wear Halloween Costumes. Music was provided by Stan Clark and the Capital Swing Band. About 30 guests enjoyed the evening, and several prizes were presented for costumes. A light meal was served at 10:30 pm.

Riverside Jam 5/50 Draw - July 30th to August 1st, 2010


The club once again organized the 50/50 draw for the popular Carleton Place Riverside Jam, with assistance from the Daycare Centre. Prizes for the three evenings were approximately $600, $1200 and $1600. Of the proceeds, 20% will be given to the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital as a joint donation from the club and from the Diamond Foundation, which organizes the Jam. The remainder will be shared equally between the club and the Daycare Centre, and all these funds will be returned to the community as charitable donations. We thank everyone who supported us by buying tickets.
Annual Compost Sale - May 1st, 2010

The club's annual sale of mushroom compost started on May 1st. Deliveries began on that day, and extended over several days as needed. We again offered 40 litre bags at $6 each, delivered to your door. All previous customers were called, and new customers were able to call in new orders. There were on-site sales at the Old Barracks on County Road 29, just north of Carleton Place. This year, we sold our entire inventory of about 1,700 bags. Bagging was done by  two local young peoples' soccer team, who each received a donation to help with the teams' expenses.

Annual Bowling Night - March 27th, 2010

The club's annual Bowling Night was held on Saturday March 27th, starting at 6:00 pm, in the Bowling Alley on Bridge Street. It was followed by a "Get To Know Rotary" session at Brush Strokes.

Seniors' Christmas Dinner - December 1st, 2009

The Christmas Dinner for seniors was held at the Carleton Heritage Inn on December 1st. This is now a well-established annual event, that many senior citizens look forward to. The dinner is prepared by the staff at the Inn, and is served by members of the club. This year, entertainment was provided, at very short notice, by the Sage Age troupe of performers.

"Just Because" Sale of Roses, 2009

The club held its annual  "Just Because" sale of roses on November 21st. For $20, customers received an  attractively-boxed bouquet of a dozen red roses for that special person in  their life, delivered to their door.

All proceeds from the sale will be returned to the community as donations to  charities, high school bursaries and other similar causes.

Compost Delivery, 2009


For the fourth year, the club bagged and delivered bags of high-quality mushroom compost to clients within about 15 km of Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills. Despite the need to increase the price to $6 per bag, we were able to obtain advance orders for over 1,500 bags, and eventually sold all 2,000. Bagging was done by two local soccer teams, and in return the club made substantial donations to the team for equipment, travel and so on.

Visit to the Waterside Retirement Community - Feb 3rd, 2009
The club held its meeting at the Waterside Community Centre, a newly-opened retirement community on McNeely Avenue. Corinne Hamilton, the Community Relations Coordinator, gave members a tour of the common areas, and of several differently-configured apartments.

 

Seniors' Christmas Dinner - December 11th, 2008

The Christmas Dinner for seniors was held at the Carleton Heritage Inn on December 11th. This is now a well-established annual event, that many senior citizens look forward to. The dinner is prepared by the staff at the Inn, and is served by members of the club. Music and carol-singing follow the meal.

Rose Sale - November 15th and 22nd, 2008

The club offered attractive boxes of a dozen roses for sale, for the third year running. The club sold 222 dozen, for a total profit of about $2,400. This money will be returned to the community in the form of donations to suitable causes.

Masker-Aid Festival and Dance - October 25th, 2008

The Masker-Aid Festival and Dance was a success, despite the heavy rain that drove some events indoors. The exhibition by Ray's Reptiles was held in the Carleton Place Theatre, on Albert Street, and the auditorium was packed. Visitors also enjoyed the Junkyard Symphony, the Scavenger Hunt and the Pumpkin Carving exhibition.  Several members of the Rotary Club operated two hamburger stands on Bridge Street, despite the rain.
 

Sixty-two people attended the Dance in the evening, almost all in Halloween costumes.  There were prizes for best costumes, and a number of door prizes.  Music was provided by the Standing Room Only band.  Tania Munro, of Tania's Dance Studio, gave dancing lessons at the start of the event to encourage more people to try their skills on the dance floor.

50/50 Draw - Riverside Jam - August 1-3rd, 2008

The club organized the 50/50 draw that was held as part of the Riverside Jam. One member arranged for the required license and made many other arrangements, and several other members sold tickets during the festival. Members of other local groups also help sell tickets, and the proceeds were shared with the Canoe Club and the Carleton Place Daycare.
 

Visit by District Governor - July 8th, 2008

On July 8th, the new District Governor, Peter Bashaw, attended the regular club meeting, accompanied by the Assistant District Governor Tom Taylor.  Peter talked about the goals for Rotary, including the program to eradicate polio, and to reduce the impact of HIV/AIDS, malnutrition, infant mortality, poor sanitation and illiteracy.  He hopes to see a 10% increase in Rotary membership for the District, and the chartering of two new clubs.


Compost Sale - May 3rd and May 10th, 2008

The club ran its third annual sale of mushroom compost, delivering nearly 2,000 bags to customers in Carleton Place, Almonte, Pakenham, Beckwith and beyond. Many customers have said how well vegetables and flowers grow in soil that has been fertilized with this compost, and many have been repeat customers.

 
 

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