ROTARY CLUB OF UXBRIDGE NEWS with Dennis Misurka
Gearing Up For A New Year Of Activity
The Rotary Club of Uxbridge started its new 2017/2018 year in July by electing a new slate of directors, putting plans in place for fund raising, and planning for the assistance of the many causes it supports. The Annual General Meeting to approval budgets and activities will be held September 28.
The new executive team is as follows:
Richard McGowan (President 2017-2018)
Deirdre Gibson (President-elect 2017-2018)http://firstname.lastname@example.org/
Dale Hickey (Past President 2017-2018)
Cyndie Jacobs (Secretary 2015-2018)
Ahmad Aslam (Treasurer 2017-2018)
Fran Taylor (Director, Foundation 2015-2018)
Kendra Clifford (Community Service 2017-2018)
Deborah Dee (Youth & Vocational Service 2017-2018)
Pam McGowan (International Service 2017-2018)
Toni Proctor (Club Service 2017-2018)
Dennis Misurka (Director Public Relations 2017-2018)
MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
Rotary is a global network of 35,000 clubs, 1.2 million neighbours, friends and leaders who together make lasting change in communities at home and abroad. During the past 100 years, Rotary Clubs have raised and spent $3 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. From literacy, polio, education and peace to water, health and economic action, Rotary Clubs are always working to better our world and the community we live in.
The theme for the coming year “Rotary: Making A Difference,“ reflects our approach.
The new committee chairs are already organizing committees and moving ahead with activities for the fall.
Seniors’ Thanksgiving Dinner – the annual Thanksgiving dinner for Uxbridge seniors will be held Thursday, October 5, at 5 p.m. at the Seniors’ Centre. A big thank you to ZEHRS, who will be providing the food! Another thank you to Andrew Moebus, who is coordinating this event, and to the Rotarians who will be in the kitchen prepping and cooking.
Christmas Home Tour – planning for this much-anticipated event is being coordinated by Deb Dee and Fran Taylor. The date is Sunday November 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are available at Blue Heron Books, Canadian Tire Uxbridge, and Presents, Presents, for $25 each. Tickets also available on line at www.uxbridgechristmashometour.ca . Only 1,000 tickets are available, so get them early, as last year was a sell-out. The tour features 8 new homes, including the Uxbridge Museum, an historical attraction in Uxbridge. A popular feature carried over from last year will be music by local musicians at each home providing a great festive atmosphere. Thanks to Cyndie Jacobs.
Trip of the Month Club – the Trip of the Month Club for 2018 is gearing up again. This popular lottery offers a total of 40 prizes, including a draw each month for a trip arranged by Getaway Travel. Watch for ticket availability.
Santa Claus Parade – plans are proceeding for another Rotary float to take part in the annual Santa Claus parade on Saturday, November 18.
Festival of Lights – after the Santa parade , Rotarians will move the float to Elgin Park for the fabulous Festival of Lights. Visit the festival from December 9 to January 1. This festival just keeps getting better and better. Thanks to the Optimists of Uxbridge.
Blood Donor Clinic – the next blood donor clinic will be Friday, October 13, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m. Rotarians assist with setup of chairs etc., as well as serve the tea, coffee, other beverages and cookies for donors.
LIKE TO GET INVOLVED?
If you are interested in what Rotary does, would like to contribute to /give back to the community, or get involved in the above activities, visit our website at www.uxbridgerotary for a comprehensive list of our activities, events and club history. You are also very welcome to join us, as our guest, for breakfast any Thursday, at Boston Pizza, 284 Toronto St. S. at 7a.m.