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Last week when the Kempenfelt Rotary Club helped Christmas Cheer Barrie by sorting toys and donating money.
It is sad to know that about 2000 receive from Christmas Cheer every year but this organization does a wonderful job of organizing everyone's donations and it provides community groups such as ours the opportunity to participate in some small way. The Kempenfelt Rotary also gave $1500 to Christmas Cheer this evening bringing them closer to their financial goal.
About 30 Rotarians and family members put together over 50 children's gift bags this evening! Job well done!
Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast with the Salvation Army -- annual fundraiser and launch of the Christmas Kettle Campaign -- is coming up on Wednesday November 16th. Please contact Jill Tibbenham by email or text as soon as possible to reserve your seat or table. Space is limited and tickets do sell out!!
This Year’s Speaker: Major Danielle Strickland
Danielle Strickland, a Salvation Army Officer, is passionate about caring for fragile communities around the world. This appetite for social justice has led her to back alleys and late night street corners to partner with Jesus in rescuing those struggling with drugs, homelessness, prostitution and despair.
Her aggressive compassion has been a force for change in the halls of government and the corridors of commercial power. She is committed to seeing laws changed and practices transformed so that women and children are no longer trafficked or enslaved. As detailed in her book ‘A Beautiful Mess’ Danielle has experienced redemption first hand. Her own story of recovery from addiction and transformation after time in prison is an inspiration. (www.daniellestrickland.com)
Date: Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Time: 7:30am – 9:00am
Location: Liberty North, 100 Caplan Ave, Barrie
Individual Tickets = $40 | Table of 10 = $375
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We are trying to do our part this year as we always do and are currently asking for donations to help with this important global cause.
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The three Rotary Clubs of Barrie decided to have a night each year to present awards to members of the community and the Rotary clubs that have gone above and beyond to help others. This picture is from our 1st annual awards night this year.
Pictured are: Rotaract President, Stephanie Dunn,; Kempenfelt Rotary President, Steven Gage; District Governor Lise Dutrisac, Vice President Innisfil Rotary, Barb Baguley; guest speaker Dr. Bob Scott; Barrie Rotary Club, President Bas Asselbergs; Wendy Miller, President Barrie-Huronia Rotary and RI Board of Director, Bryn Styles.
Kempenfelt Rotary was pleased to learn more about Team Broken Earth and their upcoming medical mission. Dr. Tina Whitty will be leading the first ever team from Central Ontario – Team Barrie. Dr. Whitty, an anesthesiologist, originates from Newfoundland and volunteered on a mission trip in October 2015 with several old friends and colleagues on Team Newfoundland. Within weeks of her return from Haiti, Tina was already planning to lead a team in the spring. Joining forces with her husband, military officer Major Ray Ryan, they have recruited a significant local medical team and will arrive in Port au Prince on May 7, 2016.
To learn more about this initiative and ways that you can offer support please visit brokenearth.ca or email Dr. Whitty at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictured are President Steve Gage, Dr. Tina Whitty and Major Ray Ryan.
Frank has been battling cancer for more than five years. During that time the doctors felt there was a possibility of a cure. They tell him that is no longer the case. Paying It Back is a group that helps Frank complete his bucket list of initiatives focused on helping others in need.
George Dangerfield has been a valuable Rotarian, a Charter member of the Huronia and Kempenfelt Clubs, Past President, and Assistant District Governor. George was instrumental in the Kempenfelt Rotary Club’s participation in foundation donations. Since 1999 Kempenfelt Rotary has had 100% participation among members in donating to the Rotary Foundation. Steve Gage presented George with a Paul Harris award, George’s 5th. Congratulations George! Pictured are President Steve Gage presenting George with his Award.
Kempenfelt Rotary was fortunate to have Mayor Jeff Lehman join us this morning to provide members with a look back on 2015 and share some of the exciting things happening within the City of Barrie for 2016. Pictured are Rotarian Gerry Pilon and Mayor Jeff Lehman – these gentlemen are also band mates in Sonic Coalition – updates to follow about this year’s Battle of the Bands – mark your calendars for Friday, February 26th and please note the change in venue to The Ranch!
Proceeds from a recent Kempenfelt Rotary fundraiser were directed to Candlelighters Simcoe. Their mission is to empower families on their childhood cancer journey lighting the way by providing hope, support and education. To learn more about this organization and how you can help, please visit candlelighterssimcoe. Presenting the cheque to Cheryl Gotthelf, Resource Development is Rotarian, Michael Smiley.
President Steve Gage enjoyed breakfast this week at Liberty North celebrating the Salvation Army’s “Hope In the City Breakfast”. This is the organization’s annual event for the kettle campaign kick off!
Pictured above are: President Steve Gage, Kempenfelt Rotary; Andrew Burditt, Divisional Secretary; Major Sandi Foster, Executive Director of the Bayside Mission; Guest Speaker, Peter Legge; Simcoe County Warden, Gerry Marshall, Mayor Jeff Lehman; Advisory Board Chair, Ted Handy and Captain Deana Zelinsky.