SUDBURY SUNRISERS

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Feb. 20, 2024
 
District Team Learning Seminar
From DGN Sandi
Assistant Governor, Louise Bergeron and I had the pleasure of participating in the annual District Team Learning Seminar earlier this month in North Bay. What an amazing District Team we have! The purpose of the weekend is to refocus our efforts on the next four months of the Rotary year and to bring together the executive and committee chairs who will carry the torch in 2024-2025. District Governor Elect, Stephen Wilkinson, shared his goals with an emphasis on Membership, Foundation and Public Image. DGE Stephen also outlined the Rotary Action Plan with its 4 priorities:  Impact, Reach, Engage and Adapt.
 
PELS/Rotary Weekend
Mark your calendars! The annual President-Elect Learning Seminar and Rotary Weekend will be held April 12-14, 2024 at the Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre in North Bay.
As you know, President-Elect Mick Weaver will take over the reins of our Club on July 1st, along with 46,000 other Presidents-elect around the world. PELS is a mandatory learning session to help Mick prepare for a successful Rotary year.
 
The Rotary Weekend has something for everyone and will get you energized for the year ahead. You will learn about new trends in Rotary and great ways to engage club members in service, fundraising, membership and more!  Registration will open soon, so plan to join us for inspiration, learning, and fellowship with Rotarians from across the District.
 
Greetings from your new District Governor to you friendly Rotarians. Welcome to a new Rotary fiscal year. Welcome new Presidents and your boards. We have a new Rotary International President, Jennifer Jones, our first woman in this role from Windsor, Ontario!  Happy Canada Day.
 
 
 
At last week’s meeting our guest speaker was local funeral director and renowned philanthropist, Geoffrey Lougheed. While Geoff has received many community, provincial and national accolades, it was clear during his presentation on the Sudbury Food Bank, that what was most important to him, was his ability to do good in the world today. He provided some background on how the food bank started 40 years ago which focused on how individuals would eat that day. Today the Food Bank serves 17 thousand people every month, the majority of which are children. Geoff emphasized the importance of meeting people where they are at and treating everyone with respect and care. A full 100% of funds raised go directly to purchasing and distributing over 500 tons of food every year for our community.

We meet Thursdays at 7:15am at the Northbury Hotel, 50 Brady Street, Sudbury. Guests and new members are most welcome!

Upcoming Speakers
Barb Ridley
Feb 29, 2024
Intimate Partner Violence
Mick Weaver
Mar 07, 2024
Club Assembly
Mary Lou Hussak
Mar 14, 2024
Executive Director United Way/ Centraide North East Ontario
Gupreet Singh Broca
Mar 21, 2024
World Day of Elimination of Racism
Stephen Jacques
Apr 04, 2024
Homelessness / Social Service
The BEST way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
 
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