Ryan Benoit will be joining us to talk about The Positive Inception
 
Greeters: Don Garrioch & Shane Gordon
Rotary Prayer: Sylvie Gaskin
National Anthem: Mel Dionne
Toast to the Queen: Shannon Kenrick-Rochon
International Toast: Shaun Pettris
 
**Please note that if you cannot attend a meeting where you are scheduled for a task, it is your responsibility to make arrangements with another Rotarian ahead of time!**
 
 
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Posted by Darlene Palmer

Greetings Sunrisers,

One of the changes that Rotary International made this year was the relaxation of the rules regarding attendance at meetings. This is something that we all know needed to be addressed because of more members having to travel for a living, and others raising young families and not always being able to be at every meeting.

Our club attendance stands at 49% for the year. However, we have observed that it is the same people consistently at the meetings. My fear is that people no longer feel the urgency that comes with the mandatory attendance, so they casually miss a meeting here and there and before you know it, a month has gone by and not one meeting has been attended. It is so easy to do in this very fast paced world.

Our Thursday meetings are opportunities not only to hear guest speakers but to enjoy the fellowship and comradery that is our reason for being. Each meeting brings us together to share stories, laugh and get to know each other better. By doing so, we learn that although each of us have “stuff” going on in our lives, we are all committed Rotarians joining together to “have fun while doing good” in our community.

Missing a meeting means you don’t get to see the beautiful glow that Becky has during her pregnancy. You don’t find out why Rob is using a cane or how Steve D. tore the ligaments in his foot. You miss out laughing at Brian's corny jokes or hearing about Steve H.’s latest adventures overseas. You don’t get to learn about upcoming projects that you might be interested in participating in or hear an update on how little Everett is doing at Sick Kids hospital.

So many of us think of Rotary as family and to me, each Thursday is like family dinner. We come together to catch up and feel the bond that brings us together. It is a great feeling to be a part of this amazing Sunrisers family, and you get to renew that feeling every Thursday morning for a wonderful breakfast and fellowship. If you have missed some meetings I encourage you to come and renew your commitment to the family, to the club, to Rotary. We make a difference – every Thursday morning at 7:30.

Yours in Rotary,

Darlene 

Message from President Darlene Darlene Palmer 2018-04-26 04:00:00Z 0
Hugo Chen recently stumbled upon the Rotary Club of Kufstein, Austria.
 
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Executive
 
Past President: Louise Bergeron
President Elect: Kris Cacciotti
Secretary: Tyler Stott
Treasurer: Curtis Roy / Luann Belfry
Sergeant at Arms: Mick Weaver
 
5 Avenues of Service
 
Club Service
 
     Director: Louise Bergeron
     
     Chairs:
     - Admin: Kris Cacciotti / Becky Ducharme
     - Membership: Luann Belfry
     - Fellowship:  Trina Tallon
     - PR / Media: Sandi Campbell
     - Program: Jeff Sutton (Don Garrioch, Gerry Lougheed, Jr., Brian Smith)
 
Community Service
 
     Director: Mel Dionne
 
     Chairs:
     - Rotary Park: Brian (Mike Staffen, Mike Pagnutti)
     - Fishing for Food: Mick Weaver / Lori Harris (Barb Roy, Amanda Berloni, Steve Doni, Becky Ducharme, Mike Pagnutti)
     - Fill-a-Crib: Shannon Kenrick-Rochon
     - December serving at the Mission: Dawn Larsen / Giorgio Lagana
     - Blood Donation Drive: Lisette Wirta / Mel Dionne
     - Vive Le Vin: Sue Lekun
 
Vocational Service
 
     Director: David Munch
 
     Chair: Annette Cressy
 
 
International Service
 
     Director: Sonia Del Missier
 
     Committee:
     - Stephen Havlovic
     - Barb Roy
     - Becky Ducharme
     - Amélie Hien
     - Maureen McNamara
 
New Generations (Youth)
 
     Directors:
     - Sheilah Weber (Protection Officer)
     - Maureen McNamara
 
Foundation / Paul Harris
 
     Director: Beau Frescura
Leadership Team 2017/18 2017-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
As you may have seen,  the Rotary Sunrisers' Presidential Turnover will be held at Raffi's house on Wednesday, June 28th starting at 6:00 p.m.
 
Weather permitting, the festivities will be held outside. Dinner will be catered by Regency Bakery and beverages will be supplied. The cost is $20 per person. Please bring your own folding chair, bug spray, jackets, and sippy cups. Spouses welcome.
 
The address is as follows:
 
185 Merrygale Drive
Sudbury, ON P3E 6K5
 
Please RSVP to Trina via email at trina@ndlc.ca.
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At the recommendation of the International Committee, the Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers recently provided $500 to Chanel to support her efforts on behalf of Me to We.  Chanel will be embarking on a mission to India to work on a water well project.  We are hoping that upon her return from India, Chanel will join us at a meeting to share her experiences with us.

 

Support for International Work 2017-06-08 04:00:00Z 0
The Noon Club has extended an invitation to the Sunrisers to come out and join them on Saturday, June 10, 2017 for Blues for Food.  There will be an excellent line-up of musical acts for the day, starting at noon and playing through to 8:00 PM.  Why not spend your Saturday enjoying a great event in support of the Food Bank!
 
Blues for Food 2017-06-06 04:00:00Z 0
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
 
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
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For years, Angalia Bianca had slept in abandoned buildings throughout Chicago. She stole. She did drugs. She spent time in and out of jail for forgery, theft, trespassing, and possession of narcotics. But after she landed in prison for the seventh time, something changed -- Bianca knew she wanted a better life. She just didn’t know how to make it happen.
 
After serving her time, Bianca sought help from a local homeless organization, A Safe Haven, and moved to its shelter in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Bianca followed the program closely -- she attended all the required meetings, passed drug tests, and volunteered at every opportunity.
Finding Safe Haven 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Throughout India and around the world, Rotary clubs are celebrating a major milestone: India has gone three years without a new case of polio. The last reported case was a two-year-old girl in West Bengal on 13 January 2011. To mark this historic triumph, Rotary clubs illuminated landmarks and iconic structures throughout the country with four simple but powerful words, "India is polio free."
 
The three-year achievement sets the stage for polio-free certification of the entire Southeast Asia region by the World Health Organization. The Indian government also plans to convene a polio summit in February to commemorate this victory in the global effort to eradicate polio.
 
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