VISIT OUR NEW PUBLIC WEBSITE AT WWW.ROTARYCLUBCAMBRIDGE.CA
 
 
 
Club Charter Date:
April 22, 1974
  
Mailing Address: 
Rotary Club of Cambridge North
c/o KidsAbility
887 Langs Drive
Cambridge, ON  N3H 5K4

Contact Information: 
cambridgenorthrotary@gmail.com
 
Weekly Meeting Time: 
Every Wednesday at 12:00 noon
 
Weekly Meeting Place:
Galt Country Club
750 Coronation Blvd., Cambridge, Ontario
 
Membership Fees: 
$325.00 annually, plus social membership at GCC for meals
 

Rotary International District 7080

To find out more about Rotary, check out the Rotary International web site at www.rotary.org and the Rotary International District 7080 web site at http://www.rotary7080.org.
                                            
Club Information 2017-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 26, 2017
Ken Denholm is presented the 4-Sapphire Paul Harris Fellowship pin by President-Elect Mike Jennings for Ken's on-going and substantial support of the Rotary Foundation.  The Rotary Foundation uses donations to wipe out polio (99.9% thus far), train future peacemakers, support sustainable clean water projects and strengthen local economies around the world.
 
 
 
KEN DENHOLM HONOURED FOR SUPPORT OF ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 2017-04-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 12, 2017

The Foundation for International Development Assistance productive cooperatives HAITI ("FIDA") is a fully registered Canadian charitable organization, operating since 1984, which carries out its activities in Haiti through productive cooperatives Haiti (pcH). A staff of 30 Haitian agronomists, technicians and educators provide resources to rural communities who are motivated to advance themselves economically by forming a productive agricultural co-operative. FIDA/pcH currently partners with 25 co-operatives, representing over 7,000 members throughout Haiti.

The $2000.00 contribution today from Rotary Club of Cambridge North will support water and agricultural revitalization to cooperatives devastated by Hurricane Matthew. Betsy Wall, attended our meeting last Wednesday to update the club.

 

 

SUPPORTING HAITI! 2017-04-12 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 08, 2017
Cambridge North Rotary's very own club member, Kathi Dick, is also our District Governor Elect, and will take up the District Governor position for the 2017-2018 year.  Kathi is seen here giving the wrap-up speech for the Presidents-Elect Training at BMO Institute for Learning in Toronto this past week-end.
 
 
DISTRICT GOVERNOR ELECT, KATHI DICK 2017-03-08 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 22, 2017
Cambridge North Rotary inducted into membership Lodovico Sinchetto.  Welcome to our newest member!  In the picture below (from left to right) is President-Elect Michael Jennings, Sponsor Ken Denholm, Lodovico Sinchetto and President Sean Carragher.
 
 
WELCOME LODOVICO SINCHETTO! 2017-02-22 05:00:00Z 0
Club member, Larry Olney (centre), was honoured today for his personal and financial commitment to the Rotary Foundation.  The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, it taps into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into its priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.
 
 
THANK YOU LARRY OLNEY! 2016-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 28, 2016
The 30th Annual Rotary Classic Superhero Run held on May 29, 2016 was a huge success with over 450 participants and over $50,000 raised through both participants and sponsors.  Thank you to all our sponsors and to everyone for taking part in a great event for a worthy organization - KidsAbility!
 
 
30TH ANNUAL ROTARY CLASSIC SUPERHERO RUN Stephen Witteveen 2016-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 30, 2015
Cambridge North Rotary in the Cambridge Canada Day Parade!  Members also took this opportunity to remind the community of the upcoming Cambridge Rib-fest - August 7 to 9, 2015.
 
 
 
2015 CANADA DAY PARADE Stephen Witteveen 2015-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 17, 2015
Cambridge North Rotarians and guests, including members of the new Cambridge Rotaract club, gathered at the home of Sean and Bonnie Carragher for our Rotary year-end BBQ.  As per prior years, it rained, of course.  However, unlike prior years, the rain held off until we were finished the main course of our meal around tables set up outside.  Small delights.
 
Sean and Bonnie were gracious hosts, and their home is lovely.  Our out-going President (Ken Denholm) and our new in-coming President (Paul Goetz) exchanged president and past-president pins.  Perfect attendance pins were presented to Allan Fox (16 years), Kathi Dick and Stan Jones (9 years) and Peter Ashenhurst (29 years).  Ken Denholm declared Dave Thomas this year's "Rotarian of the Year" for the many ways in which he contributed this past year.  David Mitten presented a slide show on the life and contributions of our two newest Paul Harris Fellows, Liz Hopkins and Marietta Snetsinger.  Good times!
 
 
 
2014-2015 YEAR-END BBQ Stephen Witteveen 2015-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 25, 2015
Rotary District 7080's newest Rotaract Club has been chartered - Cambridge Rotaract!  Congratulations to all!  Stay turned for lots of events and news.  Please contact us if you are interested in joining.
 
Rotaract is a club for adults ages 18-30 that meets to exchange ideas, plan activities and projects, and socialize. While Rotary clubs serve as sponsors, Rotaract clubs decide how to organize and run their club and what projects and activities to carry out.
 
A number of Rotarians came out to help the new Rotaract members celebrate at the Galt Country Club!  To see more pictures from the home page of our club website, click on "Read more. . ." below the following picture.
 
ARE YOU A YOUNG ADULT IN CAMBRIDGE WHO WANTS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY? 2015-05-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 23, 2015
The Rotary Classic Superhero Run in support of KidsAbility was a huge success on Sunday, May 24, 2015!  Over 300 participants ran or walked to raise money and awareness, and a lot of money was raised.  Thank you to our sponsors, participants, donors and volunteers!
 
From the website homepage, click on "Read more. . ." below the following picture to see more pictures.
 
ROTARY CLASSIC SUPERHERO RUN 2015-05-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 12, 2015
Cambridge North Rotary inducted into membership Paul O'Krafka.  Welcome to our newest member!  In the picture below (from left to right) is President Ken Denholm, Paul O'Krafka and sponsoring member, Stan Jones.
 
 
WELCOME PAUL O'KRAFKA! 2015-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 11, 2015
As part of an effort to celebrate the decades long battle and the ultimate victory over polio in India, the Rotary Club of Madras in December launched a Rotary Flame, lit by Rotary International President Gary Huang. It will travel around the world to commemorate India becoming a polio-free nation and to share its experience and expertise with countries where polio still exists.. Before reaching Rotary’s international convention in São Paulo, Brazil in June 2015, the Rotary Flame will traverse through Colombo, Karachi, Kabul, Sydney, Manila, London, Lagos, Evanston and Toronto. Once the epicenter of wild polio virus, India, along with the World Health Organization’s Southeast Asia region, was officially declared polio-free in March 2014.  When Rotary began the worldwide eradication of polio campaign back in 1988, there were about 350,000 reported polio cases a year worldwide.  Last year, there were fewer than 400 reported polio cases worldwide.  Only three countries (Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan) now report having polio cases.  We must eradicate it!
 
The Rotary Flame paused at city hall in Cambridge, Ontario on May 12, 2015 (seen in the picture below).
 
 
ERADICATE POLIO ROTARY FLAME 2015-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 25, 2015
A group of ambitious Rotarians from Cambridge North Rotary Club planted 165 trees at Dumfries Park in Cambridge, Ontario!
 
ROTARIANS PLANTING TREES, AGAIN! 2015-04-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Mar 23, 2015
Rotary International President Gary Huang from Taiwan and his wife, Corrina Yao, visited District 7080 on March 24, 2015. He is the first Rotary International President to officially visit our District. Rotarians spent the day with Gary and Corrina tourning local Rotary projects; Kids Ability, Waterloo, Accessible Playground and Aquatic Centre, Fergus, Hospice Wellington and Playsense in Guelph.  Seen in the picture below with various Rotarians from the District, including our own Past-President Kathi Dick!
 
RI PRESIDENT GARY HUANGE VISIT Stephen Witteveen 2015-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Dec 14, 2014

Cambridge Rotaract party at the Galt Country Club! An amazing group of young, active community members!

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CAMBRIDGE ROTARACT Stephen Witteveen 2014-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Nov 25, 2014

Cambridge North Rotary Club held its regular meeting at the Cadet Youth Development Centre at Waterloo Region International Airport. What an amazing place to develop the skills of our next generation of leaders!

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CADET YOUTH DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Stephen Witteveen 2014-11-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Nov 24, 2014

Congratulations to our Cambridge North Rotary Club and to Cambridge Sunrise Rotary Club for Cambridge Rotary Ribfest 2014 winning "Best Event of the Year" at last night's Cambridge Chamber of Commerce Community Awards! Also, congratulations to Cambridge Preston-Hespeler Rotary Club for winning best service club of the year!

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WINNER OF CAMBRIDGE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARD Stephen Witteveen 2014-11-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Oct 21, 2014

Hajra Wilson was recognized by Rotary International on the weekend at the Rotary Zone 24 & 32 Institute meeting in Toronto, and again today by the Cambridge North Rotary Club and by our District Governor, for her support and tireless efforts to eradicate polio through Rotary's End Policy Now campaign.

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CAMBRIDGE NORTH ROTARY MEMBER, HAJRA WILSON, HONOURED FOR WORK TO ERADICATE POLIO Stephen Witteveen 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Oct 20, 2014

WATCH THE LIVESTREAM EVENT OCT 24, 2014 (7:30 PM EST) at: http://new.livestream.com/rotaryinternational/worldpolioday

ROTARY INTERNATIONAL NEWS RELEASE (Oct 21, 2014) -- With the world  “This Close”—99%—to eliminating polio from the planet, the effort is receiving an additional US$ 44.7 million boost from Rotary to support immunization activities, surveillance, and research spearheaded by the , which aims to end the disabling viral disease worldwide by 2018.

For the second year in a row, Rotary will mark World Polio Day with a livestream event featuring a global status update on the fight to end polio as well as an array of guest speakers and performers. Streaming from Chicago, and hosted by TIME magazine science and technology editor Jeffrey Kluger, highlights of the event include:

  • Tessanne Chin, 2013 winner of the  TV show “The Voice,” will perform a song during the program, followed by a benefit concert after the event.
  • Reggae star Ziggy Marley will welcome participants to the event and perform via video.
  • Minda Dentler, polio survivor and Ironman competitor, will share her personal story.
  • Remarks via video by , chief executive officer of Sanofi Pasteur, and Bernadette Hendrickx, Senior Medical and Scientific advisor to the CEO of Sanofi Pasteur, will deliver remarks live.
  • Addresses by Rotary International General Secretary John Hewko, Rotary Foundation Vice-Chair Michael McGovern, and Dr. James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
'END POLIO NOW: MAKE HISTORY TODAY’ LIVESTREAM EVENT - October 24, 2014 (7:30 pm EST) Stephen Witteveen 2014-10-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Oct 17, 2014

Rotary International recognized Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Saturday, 18 October, with the organization's Polio Eradication Champion Award for his efforts to support a polio-free world.  

With a commitment of more than US$ 580 million to polio eradication since 1988, Canada has been a longstanding partner with Rotary International in the effort to eradicate polio and a major leader among a core group of strong donor nations.

For full news release, click on https://www.rotary.org/en/node/181486

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ROTARY HONOURS PRIME MINISTER FOR LEADERSHIP IN THE FIGHT TO ERADICATE POLIO Stephen Witteveen 2014-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Oct 04, 2014

A group of our excellent members and friends took time on October 5 to explore Ontario's finest wine estates and breweries.  Rotary is as much fun and fellowship as it is fundraising and good deeds!


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SOMMELIERS IN TRAINING! Stephen Witteveen 2014-10-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Sep 30, 2014

Thank you to Quilan Hammil, Akmal Syed, Jenny Ye and Daryn Huang, all part of the University of Waterloo Formula Motorsports team, for coming to speak to our Rotary club today and for showing off your car! Their driver is, of course, our past-President Kathi Dick, seen here in this picture.

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PAST PRESIDENT TAKES UP MOTORSPORTS Stephen Witteveen 2014-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Sep 16, 2014

Cambridge North Rotary inducted into membership Jyoti Joshi, a ReMax agent sponsored by Past-President, Kathi Dick (a great endorsement, indeed).  Welcome to our newest member!  In the picture below (from left to right) is Past-President and sponsoring member, Kathi Dick, Jyoti Joshi, and President Ken Denholm.

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WELCOME JYOTI JOSHI! Stephen Witteveen 2014-09-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Aug 20, 2014

The 2014 Rotary Golf Classic was held at Galt Country Club on August 21, 2014.  The day was beautiful, and the course was in fine shape.  The Osprey were diving for fish in the Grand River for the entertainment of the golfers!  On behalf of the Cambridge North Rotary Club and the many organizations and individuals (both local and international) that we support, we wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the numerous corporate and individual sponsors, to all the players, to Galt Country Club, to our Rotary golf committee and to our many volunteers.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2015 Rotary Golf Classic!

Here are all the golfers on the 1st tee!

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2014 ROTARY GOLF CLASSIC Stephen Witteveen 2014-08-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Aug 09, 2014

Well Cambridge, here is a "flavour" to remind you of what we all enjoyed on the August 8-10 week-end! As many as 23,000 people came out for Cambridge's inaugural Ribfest, and your Cambridge North and Cambridge Sunrise Rotary clubs are still on a major high from the success of the event. Thank you Cambridge! For those who missed it, we trust these pictures will help you and your families and friends decide to make your plans to attend in 2015. A shout out to the amazing Ribbers - Billy Bones BBQ, Blazin BBQ, Boss Hog's, Camp 31, Crabby's BBQ Shack and Silver Bullet Bar-B-Q, and to all performers!  A big thank you also to our sponsors and volunteers!

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CAMBRIDGE ROTARY RIBFEST 2014 A SUCCESS! Stephen Witteveen 2014-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Jul 03, 2014

Register Online: Register Here

Or for a printable entry form, click on "Golf Charity Classic" under "About Our Club" in the left column of this home page.

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ROTARY CHARITY GOLF CLASSIC Stephen Witteveen 2014-07-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Jul 01, 2014

Out-going President, Kathi Dick, ceremoniously hands over the gavel to Ken Denholm on his first official day as our new club President.

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PRESIDENT KEN DENHOLM Stephen Witteveen 2014-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Jun 30, 2014

Cambridge North Rotary once again entered the Canada Day parade in Cambridge, Ontario, with two classic vehicles as it's "float"!

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CANADA DAY PARADE Stephen Witteveen 2014-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Jun 20, 2014

Cambridge North Rotary and the community got together with the crew of TVO's the Giver, Sinking Ship Productions, to build this wonderful gazebo and play ground at Bechtel Park adjacent to St. Luke's Place in Cambridge, Ontario, where seniors and young people can now mingle!

To see more pictures, click on "More" beneath the picture below.

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COMMUNITY PARK BUILDING Stephen Witteveen 2014-06-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Jun 17, 2014

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, Cambridge North Rotarians and guests gathered at the home of Dave&Pip Mitten on Puslinch Lake for our Rotary year-end BBQ.  The rain fell softly on the white table-cloth-covered tables set up in the back-yard, while we all huddled under cover to eat and chat.  Our spirits were not broken one bit.

Our out-going President (Kathi Dick) and in-coming President (Ken Denholm) exchanged presidential and past-presidential pins.  Mike Jennings was fittingly declared our club's "Rotarian of the Year", for his dedication to the Golf Tournament Committee and the Social Committee.  Our host, David Mitten, presented a slide show on the life and times of our newest Paul Harris Fellow (and last years' "Rotarian of the Year"), Dean Brombal.  Finally, we were treated by our exchange student, Claire, to a slide-show presentation on the Kingdom of Thailand and on her life and family.
  A great evening!

To see more pictures of this event, click on "more" beneath the picture below.

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YEAR-END BBQ Stephen Witteveen 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Jun 12, 2014

The three Rotary Clubs of Cambridge came together once again to break bread and share fellowship at the Cambridge Sunrise Rotary regular meeting.  Pictured below is Assistant District Governor, Larry Hardman, together with Cambridge North Rotary President, Kathi Dick, and Sunrise President, Rob Konduros, and Preston-Hespeler Rotary President, Erica Tennenbaum.  Our guest speaker (also pictured below) was Dr. Alistair Edgar, Executive Director, Academic Council on the UN System, Wilfrid Laurier University.  Dr. Edgar gave a wonderful talk on Russia, Ukraine and the Crimean Peninsula, together with a unique glimpse into the Russian perspective.

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CAMBRIDGE TRI-CLUB ROTARY MEETING Stephen Witteveen 2014-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on May 24, 2014

On Sunday, May 25, 2014, the three Cambridge Rotary Clubs hosted the 28th Annual Cambridge Times Rotary Classic Fun Run in support of KidsAbility (serving local children with special needs) and other Rotary charities. For more information, link to the Cambridge Fun Run web site (see our club website home page, in the left column, under "Club Links").  For more pictures, click on "More..." below the following picture.

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CAMBRIDGE TIMES ROTARY CLASSIC FUN RUN Stephen Witteveen 2014-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Run, Jog, Walk or Wheel for KidsAbility! Stephen Witteveen 2014-05-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on May 06, 2014

Joining us for lunch today was Lisa Talbot from KidsAbility, together with KidsAbility ambassador, Nathan, and his Aunt Linda. Linda described Nathan's journey from birth to his remarkable progress with KidsAbility. KidsAbility has become part of their family. Nathan began treatment with KidsAbility at 6 months of age .. his treatment included Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech Therapy.

Nathan will be present at our annual Rotary Classic Fun Run on May 25, 2014.

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FunRun for KidsAbility Stephen Witteveen 2014-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Apr 22, 2014

The three Cambridge Rotary Clubs met together for dinner as part of our regular tri-club activities.  It is a great opportunity to stay connected and have fellowship with fellow local Rotarians.  The three clubs regularly act together on local fundraisers and events.  The guest speaker for the evening was Dr. John Cranfield, Professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of Guelph, and recent past-President of the Canadian Agricultural Economics Society.  His research focuses on the economics of consumer behaviour and demand analysis at the individual, household and market level, innovation in the agri-food and biotechnology sectors, and economic history.  Dr. Cranfield's topic for the evening was "The Economics of How to Feed 9 Billion People".

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Cambridge Rotary Clubs Meet Together! Stephen Witteveen 2014-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Apr 15, 2014

Cambridge North Rotary inducted into membership Anna Shepherd and Mario Mota.  Welcome to our two newest members!  In the picture below is (from left to right) President Kathi Dick, sponsoring member Hajra Wilson, past-District Governor Ian Ferguson, Anna Shepherd, Mario Mota and past-District Governor Ron Denham.

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Welcome Anna Shepherd and Mario Mota! Stephen Witteveen 2014-04-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Apr 08, 2014

Our club was fortunate to have Rotary International Director Bryn Styles attend our meeting as our guest speaker. Bryn Styles joined Rotary in 1986 and is a past-President and current active member of the Barrie Rotary Club.  He has served Rotary International as Council on Legislation representative, RI president's representative, regional Rotary Foundation coordinator and as District Governor.  Bryn Styles (seen below with our President Kathi Dick) talked to us today about the re-branding efforts of Rotary, and of the war on polio through the Rotary Foundation, which is close to being won.

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PUSH FOR POLIOPLUS! Stephen Witteveen 2014-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
LIGHT UP ROTARY Stephen Witteveen 2014-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Mar 04, 2014

You Are The Missing Piece!

Rotary is a worldwide organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional, and community leaders.

Members of Rotary clubs, known as Rotarians, provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

Learn More about Rotary today. Find a club near you. Visit www.joinrotaryontario.com

 

DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN YOUR COMMUNITY, AND IN THE WORLD? Stephen Witteveen 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Dec 03, 2013

Members of the Cambridge North Rotary Club met for lunch hosted at the Region of Waterloo International Airport, and received a first-hand account of how the airport operates; what type of services are offered; and what services they hope to offer in future.  We all then promptly booked tickets direct to Cancun, Mexico (or at least gave it some good thought!).

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CNR at Region of Waterloo International Airport Stephen Witteveen 2013-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Nov 28, 2013

The Rotarians of Cambridge North and their loved ones know how to have a good time in celebration of Christmas.  What a great club!

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Cambridge North Rotary Christmas Party Stephen Witteveen 2013-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Nov 26, 2013

Past District Governor Sid Harmon made a special presentation to Cambridge North Rotary member, Ken Denholm, on behalf of the Rotary Foundation.  For his generous annual contributions to the Rotary Foundation, Ken has now joined the growing ranks of Rotarians in our District to become a member of the Paul Harris Society.  Congratulations Ken!  The Rotary Foundation transforms such gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, it taps into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into its priorities, such as eradicating polio, addressing basic needs and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

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Ken Denholm becomes a Paul Harris Society member! Stephen Witteveen 2013-11-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Nov 19, 2013

Cambridge North Rotary and the chair of the Rotary Foundation for District 7080, Bob Palmateer, honoured Fred and Charlene Schiedel, as well as Hajra Wilson, for their personal and financial commitment to the Rotary Foundation over many years.  The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. As the charitable arm of Rotary, it taps into a global network of Rotarians who invest their time, money, and expertise into its priorities, such as eradicating polio and promoting peace. Foundation grants empower Rotarians to approach challenges such as poverty, illiteracy, and malnutrition with sustainable solutions that leave a lasting impact.

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Honoured Members and Rotary Foundation Stephen Witteveen 2013-11-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Nov 15, 2013

For the third consecutive year, Cambridge North Rotary Club entered a float in the 41st annual Cambridge Santa Claus Parade!  A big shout-out of thanks to Jake Bayley for organizing our float this year; to Kristen Dansen for organizing the signage; and to Sean Carragher for the truck and trailer, and also to the decorating committee and the attendees!

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Rotary in the Christmas Parade! Stephen Witteveen 2013-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 12, 2013

On November 13, 2013, all three Cambridge Rotary Clubs joined together for lunch at the regular meeting of the Cambridge North Rotary Club.  Our District's Assistant Governor Larry Hardman joined us for the meeting, and introduced our guest speaker, Dr. Andrew Hunt, Professor of History at the University of Waterloo.  Dr. Hunt gave a fascinating talk on "The Assassination of JFK - 50 Years Later".

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Three Cambridge Rotary Clubs 2013-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Nov 05, 2013

Our Rotary District's Group Study Exchange Team to Brazil came to our lunch meeting today to enjoy fellowship and to give a presentation on their recent trip to Brazil on behalf of Rotary.  The purpose of the GSE program is to give young business people and professionals the opportunity to observe how their vocations are practiced abroad; to develop personal and professional relationships; to exchange ideas; and to build goodwill among nations.  In October, 2012, our club and our District hosted a GSE team from Brazil that came here.

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GSE Team to Brazil Stephen Witteveen 2013-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Oct 29, 2013

To celebrate Halloween, Cambridge North Rotary Club came together for a Tapas dinner party at Monty's in Cambridge.  Good food; good beverage and good company.  Costume winners below are Fred Schiedel, Charlene Schiedel, Pip Mitten and Leslie Van Hazel as the Three Blind Mice and the Farmer's Wife.

For more pictures, click "more" beneath the picture below.

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Halloween at Monty's in Cambridge! Stephen Witteveen 2013-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Oct 23, 2013

Every year on October 24, people around the world shine a spotlight on the importance of global eradication.  The Cambridge North Rotary Club marked World Polio Day at its meeting, and also by wearing a purple shirt, pants, tie, underwear and/or other purple accoutrement.  Rotarians are shown below proudly displaying their purple colours (at least those items of clothing we could show online).

Join in helping Rotarians to raise the awareness to ultimately make the world polio-free for everyone, everywhere!

Go to: Rotary End Polio

 

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Marking World Polio Day Stephen Witteveen 2013-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Oct 05, 2013

The Cambridge North Rotary Car Rally held on October 6, 2013 was a wonderful day and a lot of fun. On behalf of the Cambridge North Rotary Club and the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation, we thank Bennett GM and all of our other sponsors, the Rotary Rally committee and all rally participants for a very successful event!

 

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2013 Cambridge Rotary Car Rally Stephen Witteveen 2013-10-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Sep 08, 2013
On behalf of Bennett GM, Dave Bennett delivers a cheque for $5,000.00 in sponsorship of Cambridge North Rotary's Car Rally to Club President, Kathi Dick, and Car Rally Chair, Peter Ashenhurst.

Register today!  Register Now

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Bennett GM Sponsors Rotary Car Rally Stephen Witteveen 2013-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Aug 19, 2013

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Join is for a day of fun on the road, great food and the chance to prove your rank as the Best Driver in Class at the first Annual Car Rally. Cambridge North Rotary Club will be hosting a Car Rally to raise funds for the Cambridge Memorial Hospital Foundation and for other Rotary supported causes.

Sunday, October 6, 2013 from 1:00PM to 7:00PM EDT at the Portuguese Club of Cambridge, 870 Townline Rd., Cambridge.  Contact: Kristen Danson, Rotary Club of Cambridge North at 519-620-1066, or by e-mail at kristen@mitographics.com

TO REGISTER, CLICK REGISTER NOW!

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October 6, 2013 - Charitable Car Rally! Stephen Witteveen 2013-08-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Aug 14, 2013

The 2013 Rotary Golf Classic was held at Savannah Golf Links on August 15, 2013.  The day was beautiful, and the course was in great shape.  On behalf of the Cambridge North Rotary Club and the many organizations and individuals (both local and international) that we support, we wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the numerous corporate and individual sponsors, to all the players, to Savannah Golf Links, to our Rotary golf committee and to our many volunteers.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2014 Rotary Golf Classic!

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2013 Rotary Golf Classic Stephen Witteveen 2013-08-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Aug 13, 2013

The Cambridge North Rotary Club inducted into the club returning member, Gerry Menezes, of BMO Bank of Montreal in Cambridge, Ontario.  We are glad to have you back Gerry!  In the picture below is (from left to right) Rob Wayne, Gerry Menezes, President Kathi Dick and Past-president Doug Cameron.

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Welcome Gerry Menezes Stephen Witteveen 2013-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Kathi Dick begins her year as President of CNR! Stephen Witteveen 2013-07-03 00:00:00Z 0
Cambridge North Rotary in the Canada Day Parade Stephen Witteveen 2013-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Jun 11, 2013

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On Wednesday, June 12, 2013, many happy, hungry Rotarians gathered at Dave&Pip Mitten acres on the shores of Puslinch Lake for BBQ, beverage and reflection on the past year.  A good time was had by all.  During the formal meeting portion of the evening, our out-going President (Doug Cameron) and in-coming President (Kathi Dick) danced the presidential pin exchange.  Tribute was then paid to Doug's anointed "Rotarian of the Year", Dean Brombal.  Finally, our host, David Mitten, presented a slide show on the life and times of our newest Paul Harris Fellow recipient, Anita Olney.  In the picture above, Anita stands with her husband (and CNR club member), Larry Olney, and family.

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Posted by Stephen Witteveen on May 25, 2013

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On May 26, 2013, the three Cambridge Rotary Clubs hosted the 27th Annual Cambridge Times Rotary Classic Fun Run in support of KidsAbility (serving local children with special needs) and other Rotary charities. The event attracted about 300 participants and raised in excess of $50,000!  For more information, link to the Cambridge Fun Run web site (see our club website home page, in the left column, under "Club Links").  For more pictures, click on "More..." below.

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Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Apr 04, 2013

At the End Polio Summit in Islamabad, Rotarians committed to help make Pakistan polio free through advocacy with government and religious leaders, immunizing migrant children at transit points, and conducting health camps and supporting local government councils in high-risk areas.

Organized by the Pakistan National PolioPlus Committee on 9 March, the meeting brought together representatives from government, Rotary International, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and others.

As for Pakistan’s Augmented Emergency Action Plan [for polio eradication], all government partners have shown ownership and commitment. The role of Rotary International is visible through intensified projects across the country. In the last quarter, activities have been carried out to cover the population of refusals and missed children by establishing three [Rotarian-supported] Polio Resource Centers, nine permanent immunization centers, and two permanent transit posts.

[Photos and write-up by Aziz Memon, Pakistan National PolioPlus Committee Chair - http://blog.rotary.org/2013/03/15/pakistan/]

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 In the following picture, our own club member, Hajra Wilson, immunizes a child during Pakistan's Subnational Immunization Days.

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A Great Club! Stephen Witteveen 2013-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Jan 22, 2013

In support of clean water projects in developing countries, Cambridge North Rotary contributed part of its International budget this year to the construction of a well and filters at a girls school in Moraradabad India.  The project was funded by various Rotary Clubs and Rotary International, and completed in conjunction with the Moraradabad Rotary Club in the State of Uttar Pradesh, India.

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Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Dec 18, 2012
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Thank you to everyone who supported our club this year through the purchase of Honey Hams this Christmas season.  Cambridge North Rotary is happy to announce that we sold all 800 Honey Hams, plus many boxes of Christmas Cakes, making this a bigger and bigger fundraiser for our club.  We appreciate your support, and we hope you enjoyed your honey hams!

In the picture above, our Hams/Cakes Fundraising Committee Chair, David Mitten, is congratulating our club's biggest seller, Fred Schiedel. 

800 Honey Hams Sold! Stephen Witteveen 2012-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Nov 29, 2012

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The members of Cambridge North Rotary Club came together for a social evening, dinner and Christmas murder mystery.  In the picture above, members gather around the actor from Mysterious Players pretending to be the "murdered" Scrooge.

For more pictures, click on "More..." below.

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Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Nov 16, 2012

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Following up on its performance last year, Cambridge North Rotary Club once again entered a float in the 2012 Cambridge Santa Clause Parade!

For more pictures, click on "More..." below.

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Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Oct 24, 2012

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On Saturday October 20th, 2012, the Cambridge Winter Hawks and the Cambridge Rotary Clubs hosted Polio Awareness night.  This hockey game gave the Cambridge Rotary Clubs an opportunity to reach their message to the Cambridge Winter Hawks fans, about World Polio Day. Rotarians were also on hand to provide assistance in how to make a donation, and to promote the Purple Pinkie Project. The significance of the “Purple Pinkie Project” is that when children are vaccinated for polio in affected countries, their pinkies are dyed purple to show they’ve been vaccinated and prevent an accidental double dose.

For more pictures, click on "More..." below.

Cambridge Winterhawks join Cambridge Rotary Clubs to Help Eradicate Polio! Stephen Witteveen 2012-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Oct 13, 2012

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Rotary District 7080 and the Cambridge Rotary Clubs hosted the 2012 Group Study Exchange Team from Parana in the south of Brazil.  The purpose of the GSE program is to give young business people and professionals the opportunity to observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, to develop personal and professional relationships, to exchange ideas and to build goodwill among nations.The Brazil GSE team was in Cambridge from October 8 to 14.  Shown in the picture with the Brazil GSE team are Cambridge North Rotary President Doug Cameron (right) and member, Hajra Wilson (left). The members of the Brazil GSE team are Alcione de Brue, Eduarda de Almeida, Rogerio Gomes Pitz and Vania Maria Tombini.

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Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Aug 15, 2012
The 2012 Rotary Golf Classic was held on a beautiful, warm 16th day of August, 2012.  The players came out in numbers, and the course was in great shape.  On behalf of the Cambridge North Rotary Club and the many organizations and individuals (both local and international) that we support, we wish to express our heartfelt thanks to the numerous corporate and individual sponsors, to all the players, to Savannah Golf Links, to our Rotary golf committee (Co-chairs: Michael Jennings and Glen Nixon; Committee Members: Jake Bayley, Liz Bouwmeester, Sean Carragher, Chris Thoms, Hajra Wilson and Dick Spencer) and to our many volunteers.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2013 Rotary Classic tournament!

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Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Aug 07, 2012
On August 8, 2012, our club had the privilege of hearing from and learning about our newest member, Kristen Danson, who gave the club her classification speech.  CNR inducted Kristen on June 27, 2012 at our year-end BBQ.  She was sponsored by member, Paul Witmer.  Kristen part owns and operates some very interesting businesses and will hold the classification of "Reprographics".  After her speech to the club, it became clear to all that CNR will be greatly blessed by our newest member.  Congratulations Kristen!

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Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Jun 26, 2012
Cambridge North Rotary Club's year-end BBQ was held on June 27, 2012 at the home of our gracious hosts, Fred and Charlene Schiedel.  Club members were excited to see Ken and Jayne Slade after a successful heart transplant for Ken. There was a changing of the guard between our outgoing President, Don Dagget (now Past-President) and our new President, Doug Cameron.  Don thanked many people and announced this year's Rotarian of the Year award as our club Secretary-for-life, Jim Dippel.  Congratulations Jim - the club members could not be more enthusiastic in their support!  Also, with an excellent presentation by David Mitten, the club presented very deserving Paul Harris Fellows to each of Glen Nixon and Brian Fischer (see picture below).  This fellowship was named after Paul Harris who founded Rotary in 1905.  The symbolism in this recognition is to say thank you for making a difference in your community and in the lives of people in less fortunate situations throughout the world through the promotion of Rotary and its objects.

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Posted by Stephen Witteveen on May 26, 2012
On May 27, 2012, the three Cambridge Rotary Clubs hosted the 26th Annual Cambridge Times Rotary Classic Fun Run in support of KidsAbility (serving local children with special needs) and other Rotary charities. For more information, link to the Cambridge Fun Run web site (see our club website home page, in the left column, under "Club Links").


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Cambridge Times Rotary Classic Fun Run/Walk Stephen Witteveen 2012-05-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on May 21, 2012
August 16, 2012 at Savannah Golf Links. 

For flyer and sign-up form, go to the link for "Golf Charity Classic" under the "Site Pages" heading on the top, left side of this Home Page.

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Cambridge North Rotary 2012 Charity Golf Classic Stephen Witteveen 2012-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on May 11, 2012
On May 12, 2012, Cambridge Rotarians and their families donned garden gloves and picked up spades to plant trees at Chilligo Creek in support of the Grand River Conservation Authority's restoration project.  Over the past few years, Cambridge North Rotary has supported this project physically (tree planting) and financially (donations), and was also the sponsor for the GRCA's application for a $75,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant that got this project off the ground.  This time around, the trees were paid for by Borealis Restaurant, which also had people out planting along side Rotarians.

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Planting Trees in Cambridge Stephen Witteveen 2012-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on May 01, 2012
Rotary District 7080 and the Cambridge Rotary Clubs hosted the 2012 Group Study Exchange Team from the north of Italy.  The purpose of the GSE program is to give young business people and professionals the opportunity to observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, to develop personal and professional relationships, to exchange ideas and to build goodwill among nations.  On May 2, 2012, the Italian GSE team attended a meeting of the Cambridge North Rotary Club and gave a presentation on themselves and their homes and country.  Shown in the picture with the Italian GSE team are President Don Daggett and member, Hajra Wilson.  The members of the GSE team are Mario Bassetto (Team Leader), Tommaso Dal Corso (Engineer), Alessia Gobbin (Lawyer), Alessia Facco (Lawyer), and Giorgio Feletto (Engineer).
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Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Mar 20, 2012
On March 21, 2012, John McCready was inducted into membership in the Cambridge North Rotary Club.  John had previously been involved with Rotary in Thunder Bay.  He is an owner of Macco Cambridge, and will hold the classification of Autobody Repair.  John was sponsored by Brian Fischer.
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Shown in the picture with John is President Don Daggett and Past-President Stan Jones.
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Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Feb 14, 2012
On February 15, 2012, Cambridge North Rotary inducted Jake Bayley as our newest member.  Jake is an Investment Advisor with BMO Nesbitt Burns in Cambridge.  He was sponsored by member, Rob Wayne.  Past-President Stan Jones led the induction ceremony and read the charge.Image
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POLIO WAKE UP ACROSS THE CONTINENT Stephen Witteveen 2011-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Nov 18, 2011

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Following up on a very successful float entry in the 2011 Cambridge Canada Day Parade, Cambridge North Rotary Club enters a float in the 2011 Cambridge Santa Claus Parade!  Seen here in this picture is the float in the staging area just prior to being loaded up with Rotarians and beginning the parade.

CNR in the Cambridge Santa Claus Parade! Stephen Witteveen 2011-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Nov 15, 2011

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On behalf of the three Rotary clubs in Cambridge, Larry Olney presented to KidsAbility manager, Barbara Dyszuk, a cheque for $40,211.00, representing the funds raised for KidsAbility at this years' Rotary Classic Fun Run.

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 On November 2, 2011, our club inducted Peter Ashenhurst into the Cambridge North Rotary Club. Peter is an engineer with Ashenhurst Nouwens Ltd., and will hold the classification of "Engineer".  He is also a 27-year Rotarian with 25 years perfect attendance!  Peter comes to us from the Burlington Lakeshore club, and there were many of his fellow Rotarians from Burlington Lakeshore in attendance to witness his induction into our club.  President Don Daggett and Past-President Stan Jones officiated the induction ceremony.  Welcome Peter!

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 On September 14, 2011, our club inducted Chris Thoms as our newest member.  President Don Daggett and Past-President Stan Jones officiated.  Chris was sponsored by member, Al Bessey.  He is an industrial real estate representative with Colliers International and will hold the classification of "Realtor"  Congratulations Chris!
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 Assistant District Governor (and CNR member), David Kinder, presents the Rotary International Presidential Citation to immediate Past-President, Stan Jones, on September 7, 2011.  This award is a citation from Rotary International's President to our club in recognition of our club's achievements during 2010/2011 in membership development and participation in The Rotary Foundation.
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Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Aug 17, 2011

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 The 2011 Rotary Golf Classic, held on August 18, 2011, was another full tournament and a great success for the club and its sponsors.  We wish to express our heartfelt thanks to our numerous corporate sponsors, to all the players, to Savannah Golf Links, to our Rotary golf committee and to our many volunteers!  We look forward to seeing everyone at the 2012 Rotary Classic tournament!

2011 Rotary Golf Classic a Success! Stephen Witteveen 2011-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Jun 30, 2011

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Cambridge North Rotary Club took part in the 37th Annual Cambridge Canada Day Parade on Friday, July 1, 2011, which boasts being the country's largest Canada Day parade!  Club member, Kathi Dick, organized an anitque fire truck for the club's "float", adorned with club banners on both sides.  This picture shows the truck during the pre-parade marshalling.  Riding the truck were club members, Stan Jones, Larry Olney, Kathi Dick, Paul Witmer, Dean Brombal and Stephen Witteveen, together with children and/or grandchildren.

Canada Day Parade features Cambridge North Rotary! Stephen Witteveen 2011-07-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen on Jun 28, 2011
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At its year-end BBQ on June 29, 2011, Cambridge North Rotary Club was pleased to induct Sean Carragher of Winser Doors as our newest member.  Sean was sponsored by member, David Mitten.  He will hold the classification of "Industrial/Residential Doors".  Congratulations Sean!
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Cambridge North Rotary Club's year-end BBQ was held on June 29, 2011 at the home of Charlie and Cindy Wedzinga, who were wonderful hosts.  The evening included the changing of the guard between our newest Past-President Stan Jones and our new President Don Daggett.  As a final gesture, Past President Stan Jones thanked many people and presented a Rotarian of the Year award to Bill Carins and several Presidential Awards to Wayne Burnet, Doug Cameron, Jim Dippel, Al Fox, Paul Witmer and Stephen Witteveen.  The club also awarded a Paul Harris Fellow to Kathleen Dick.  For more pictures, see the "Photo Albums" link off the home page. 
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On May 29, 2011, the three Cambridge Rotary Clubs hosted the 25th Annual Cambridge Times Rotary Classic Fun Run in support of KidsAbility (serving local children with special needs) and other Rotary charities.  Link to the Fun Run web site -- see our club website home page, in the left column, under Club Links.  Through this website, you can also link to the Cambridge Times Rotary Classic Facebook page to see posts and pictures!
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President Stan Jones planned a special day of appreciation and celebration on May 25, 2011 of all of Cambridge North Rotary Club's Past-Presidents since its formation in 1974.  Several Past-Presidents are still with the club.  Some Past-Presidents are no longer members, but were able to join us for this event.  Still others had to give their regrets for the event, but sent their regards.  President Stan also reminded us of those Past-Presidents who have since passed away.  In this picture are the following Past-Presidents of Cambridge North Rotary Club:   Joy O'Donnell, Rein Kao, Al Bessey, Larry Olney, Jan Pieter van Hazel, Bill Cairns, Gord Schnurr, Wally Little, Don Colin-Wright, Paul Witmer, Stephen Witteveen, Steven Glithero, Allan Ramsay, Ron Dumbrell, Ken Slade, Jim Ott, Dick Spencer, Brian Butcher and Don Daggett.

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On May 11, 2011, our club indicated Dave Thomas as our newest member.  Dave was sponsored by Jan Pieter Van Hazel.  He will hold the classification of "Financial Advisor".  Congratulations Dave!
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Once again, Cambridge Rotarians and family members took to planting trees on May 1, 2011 in Dumfries Park in support of the Grand River Conservation Authority.

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Members and friends of the Cambridge Rotary Clubs gathered to wish a fond farewell to our exchange student, Claire, as she returned home this week.  We know you had a great experience with us Claire, and we did with you as well.  All the best in your bright future!

 

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Cambridge North Rotary was pleased today to have Ron Denholm, Rotarian and Past-Chair of Water and Sanitation Rotary Action Group, speak to our club about the current plan and long-term goals for involving Rotary clubs in sustainable water and sanitation humanitarian projects.

Ron is pictured below with President Kathi Dick and Rotarian Hajra Wilson.

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Get Ready for it!  Tell your friends and contacts.  Have them visit our facebook page and/or our Rotary Web Site for all the information and registration. 

ALSO - PLEASE REGISTER YOURSELF!

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The three Rotary clubs in Cambridge have a shared history of camaraderie and collaboration, with joint activities that take place the year.  But once every year (since 1998), the three clubs formally come together on an evening to dine and to build goodwill and better friendships.  This year the meeting was held at the Galt Country Club on February 23, 2011.  Our three President-Elects (Don Daggett, Karen Keeling and Pedro Ribeiro) did an excellent job in planning the event.  Our three current Presidents (Stan Jones, Gord McSevney and Larry Hardman) gave inspiring accounts of club activities and triumphs.  Rotary District Governor Elect Brian Carmichael brought greetings and good wishes.  The clubs then awarded a Paul Harris Fellowship to a worthy individual - Frank Chaves, who had started the local fundraiser called "Scoring for Kids" in 2004 to raise money for Cambridge Memorial Hospital.  The evening was then highlighted by an address from Cambridge resident, Martha Deacon, a Canadian Olympic Committee board member and the 2010 Chef De Mission for the Canadian Commonwealth Team in India, who provided us with her insights on the administrative side of running successful games.  Martha Deacon is shown in the inset picture with Cambridge North Rotary Club President-Elect, Don Daggett.
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On January 12, 2011, our club inducted Jennifer Hendry-Lynn as our newest member.  President Stan Jones and Past-past President Joy O'Donnell officiated.  Jennifer was sponsored by member, Jody Moore.  She will hold the classification of "Naturopathic Doctor"  Congratulations Jennifer!
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On Friday, November 26, 2010, Rotarians, spouses and guests of the Cambridge North Rotary Club gathered together at the Galt Country Club for a Christmas meal and dance.  The food and music were great, and the fellowship was even better.  President Stan made a few remarks and then took the opportunity to hand out well-deserved "Service Above Self" awards to four of our club members -- Marietta Snetsinger (picture inset), Hajra Wilson, Larry Olney and Dick Spencer.  See also the "Photos" link off the homepage.
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From September 18, 2010 to October 19, 2010, Rotary District 7080 and the Cambridge Rotary Clubs hosted the 2010 Group Study Exchange Team from the Santiago area of Chile.  The purpose of the GSE program is to give young business people and professionals the opportunity to observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, to develop personal and professional relationships, to exchange ideas and to build goodwill among nations.  On September 22, 2010, the Chilean GSE team attended a meeting of the Cambridge North Rotary Club and gave us a presentation on themselves and their homes and Country.  Many of their pictures revolved around the devastation of the powerful earthquake that occurred just off the cost of Chile on February 27, 2010.  In this picture, Assistant District Governor Dave Kinder and Club President Stan Jones stand with the 2010 Chile GSE Team, Gabriel Ugarte, Carolina Mora, Rosemarie del Solar, Roberto Silva and Macarena Rojas.
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The 2010 Rotary Golf Classic, held on August 19, 2010, was a great success this year!  Thank you to our major sponsor, Logikor Inc., our numerous corporate sponsors and donors, our Rotary golf committee, volunteers, all our competitors and the owners and staff of Savannah Golf Links!  We offer our sincere gratitude to all of you.
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Cambridge North Rotary Club's year-end BBQ was held on June 30, 2010 at the Wedzinga home, who were wonderful hosts.  Fun and fellowship was experienced by all, and the highlight was to hear stories from our two founding members, Dave Mitten and Al Bessey -- the recipients of this years' Paul Harris awards from our club (the second Paul Harris award for each of them).  The evening also included the changing of the guard between our newest Past-President Gerry Menezes and our new President Stan Jones.  As a final gesture, Past President Gerry Menezes thanked many people and presented service awards to our own Brian Smith, Dick Spencer and Joy O'Donnell.  For more pictures, see the "Photos" link off the home page.
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On July 28, 2010, Cambridge North Rotary member, Al Bessey, presented a club cheque to Thie Convery, in support of her 52km swim across Lake Ontario on August 6th and 7th, 2010 for Rotary International's End Polio Now Campaign (with every penny raised being matched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).  Thie's goal (with the support of the Rotary Club of Dundas, Ontario, Canada) is to raise more than $52,000.  To donate, please visit www.SwimToEndPolio.ca. 
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On May 30, 2010, the three Cambridge Rotary Clubs hosted the 24th Annual Cambridge Times Rotary Classic Fun Run in support of KidsAbility (serving local children with special needs) and other Rotary charities.  Link to the Fun Run web site -- see our club website home page, in the left column, under Club Links.
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On June 2, 2010, Darryl King, President of Logikor Inc., presented a cheque to club President, Gerry Menezes, in the amount of $10,000.00 in support of the 2010 Cambridge North Rotary Golf Charity Classic.  The tournament will be held Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Savannah Golf Links in Cambridge, Ontario.  Please get your teams registered soon, as the number of spaces are limited.  See the left column of the club's home web page, under Site Pages, for information and sign up form.  Thank you to Logikor and to all our sponsors!
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John Keating, Chief Executive Officer of COM DEV International, speaks to the Rotary Clubs of Cambridge at the annual All-club meeting held at the Holiday Inn in Cambridge on February 17, 2010.  Mr. Keating spoke on the topic of giving back to the community and to the world.  Local artist, Dave Sopha, was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow by the Cambridge Rotary Clubs at the event for his contributions to the community throughout his life and for his on-going contribution to Canada through his work on the "Portraits of Honour" project (go to www.canadianportraitofhonour.net).  This fellowship was named after Paul Harris who founded Rotary in 1905.  The symbolism in this recognition is to say thank you for making a difference in your community and in the lives of people throughout the world.
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Cambridge Rotarians and family members plant trees in support of the Grand River Conservation Authority's project to restore Chilligo Creek's original values and habitat for the benefit of the community.  Cambridge North Rotary had presented a $3,000 cheque to the Grand River Conservation Foundation in September, 2009 for this project, and had also sponsored a successful application in the fall of 2007 for a $75,000 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant for this project.  After many years in planning, it was a great experience for Rotarians to have a hands-on role in the final stage of this restoration project.
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Cambridge North Rotary Club takes the lead on raising matching grant funds for Healing Little Hearts in India.  The program was started in July, 2006 when the first child was operated on. The President of the Rotary Club of  Calcutta Manahagar, Dr. Ram Pal Vidhawan, wanted to assist young children with congenital heart disease whose parents do not earn enough to pay for the Surgery. An average income for a father is 100 rupees a day (approx. $2.50).  An average income per family is a mere 3,000 rupees a month.  The surgery cost is $3,500.  The original goal was to perform 6 surgeries a year.  Past Rotary District Governor, Shekhar Mehta, was approached to chair the project. Under his leadership, 75 children were assisted. Dr. Bimal Khatawat joined the team and the number of surgeries rose 150 in two years.  Shekhar's enthusiasm is very infectious and one cannot help being drawn in. With the present donation, the team will be able to assist 50 more children.
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Cambridge North Rotary Club celebrated Christmas together on an evening in late November, 2009.  It was a fun evening of fellowship with one another and a chance to give recognition to a particular member.  For his dedication and contributions to Rotary and to the community, CNR awarded its own member, Brian Smith, a Paul Harris Fellow.  This fellowship was named after Paul Harris who founded Rotary in 1905.  The symbolism in this recognition is to say thank you for making a difference in your community and in the lives of less fortunate people in the world through the promotion of Rotary and its objects.
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On November 25, 2009, our club welcomed Stephen Walker as our newest member.  President Gerry Menezes officiated.  Stephen Walker will hold the classification of "Auto Dealer".  He was sponsored by member, Colin MacGregor.  Congratulations Stephen!
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From October 25 - 30, 2009, Cambridge North Rotary Club hosted a Group Study Exchange Team from South Korea.  The team was in Canada from October 11 - November 6.  The purpose of the GSE program is to give young businesspeople and professionals the opportunity to observe how their vocations are practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, exchange ideas and build goodwill among nations.  Club members, Hajra Wilson, Marietta Snetsinger, Stan Jones, Bill Cairns and Larry Olney, billeted the GSE team in their homes.  In this picture, President Gerry Menezes stands with Sun-Hee Lee, Yeon-Jae Hur, Chong-Seon Lee, Yoon-Chang Jang and In-Seok Kim.  See also the "Photos" link off the homepage.

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On October 14, 2009, our club inducted Richard Zondag as a new member.  Sponsor, Jan Pieter, introduced Richard, and President Gerry Menezes and Past-President Joy O'Donnell officiated.  Welcome to our newest Rotarian!
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On September 30, 2009, our club welcomed Terry Sedore, an Electrical Engineer for Walter Fedy, as our newest Rotarian.  President Gerry Menezes and Past-President Joy O'Donnell officiated.  Congratulations Terry!  We look forward to a long Rotary relationship with you.
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Cambridge North Rotary Club presented a $3,000.00 cheque on September 30, 2009 to Sara Wilbur of the GRCF in support of the GRCA's project to restore Chilligo Creek's original natural values and habitat for the benefit of the community.

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The 2009 Rotary Golf Classic, held on August 20, 2009, was a great success this year!  Thanks to our major sponsor, Logikor Inc., our numerous corporate sponsors and donors, our volunteers, all our competitors and the owners and staff of Savannah Golf Links, this was our biggest fundraising year since the start of this annual fundraising tournament!  We offer our sincere gratitude to all of you.  Check out the photos link on the bottom right-hand side of this home page!
2009 Rotary Golf Classic a Success! Stephen Witteveen 0
Rotary Peace Scholar From Waterloo Anne Tinker 0
Posted by Stephen Witteveen
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On August 5, 2009, our club welcomed Rob Wayne of BDO Dunwoody in Cambridge, Ontario, as our newest Rotarian.  President Gerry Menezes and Past-past President Stephen Witteveen officiated.  Rob Wayne will hold the classification of "Accountant".  Congratulations Rob!  We look forward to a long Rotary relationship with you.
Cambridge North Rotary Inducts Rob Wayne Stephen Witteveen 0
Health Care Around the World Anne Tinker 0
Posted by James Dippel
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Doug Cameron and Stephen Witteveen attended the Family & Children's Services annual general meeting June 19, 2008 at which over 20 scholarships were given away to kids under their care, including the Cambridge North Rotary Scholarship. It was a wonderful event. Many moving stories were heard about the kids clearing the hurdles in their lives to succeed in school and move on to college. Many of you will remember when President, Peter Ringrose, came to speak to our club and brought with him one of the kids, Amber Hope, who also spoke to us about the scholarship program. As it turns out, Amber Hope (a Cambridge resident) is the recipient of the Cambridge North Rotary Scholarship. She completed the Business Foundations Program at Conestoga College and she will be entering the first year of the Public Relations program at Conestoga in September. Amber plans to take the Events Management Program after she completes the P.R. program. She is clearly a bright and ambitious young woman, and I think we have good reason to be very proud of her as the recipient of our Scholarship. On behalf of all the Scholarship recipients, Amber also delivered the "Words of Appreciation from a Scholarship Recipient". Folks -- this is why we are Rotarians!
Family&Children Services/CNR Scholarship June 2008 James Dippel 0