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Bowmanville Rotary Club

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Trinity United Church
116 Church Street
Bowmanville, ON  L1C 1T2
Canada
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bowmanville!
You Are the Missing Piece.
 

 

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization with more than 1.2 million members in over 33,000 clubs worldwide.  Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, nationally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto "Service Above Self".  We are proud to be a part of this dynamic organization as we celebrate 92 years of service in our community. 

Please click on the image below for the brief video, "You Are the Missing Piece".

 


Please take a few minutes to peruse our website and read our promotional brochure, "This is The Rotary Club of Bowmanville".
 
Making the world a better place is an intricate puzzle and piece by piece, the women and men of Rotary have worked hard to fight hunger, promote literacy, and move the world toward peace.  But there is still much to be done, still some missing pieces, and one of those missing pieces is you.  Learn how you can help Rotary put together a better world at Rotary International's website at https://www.rotary.org/.  Rotary - Humanity in Motion.

Are you the missing piece?  Are you interested in joining Rotary?  For more information about Rotary and the Rotary Club of Bowmanvville, please contact Terry Witherspoon at 905-410-4847 or email twitherspo@royallepage.ca.  Thank you.

 

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Each year for over twenty years the Rotary Club of Bowmanville has awarded bursaries to deserving students who have just graduated from high school and are furthering their education either at a post-secondary educational institution or in an apprenticeship program.  Each bursary has a value of $2,000 with $1,000 awarded for the first year of studies and another $1,000 offered upon confirmation of continuing into a second year of study.

This year, in order to streamline the selection process, the Student Guidance Office at our five local high schools were asked to each select one deserving student based upon several criteria.  Those criteria included financial need, academic achievement, and community and extracurricular involvement.  The students were also required to write an essay outlining their goals and plans for their future as they relate to the courses they have chosen.

The Rotary Club of Bowmanville is pleased to announce this year's recipients of our bursary program.  They are:
*   Rachel Witvoet  -  Durham Christian High School
*   Shelby Ravary  -  St. Stephen's Secondary School
*   Carly Diane Chisholm  -  Clarke High School
*   Brittany Foster  -  Clarington Central Secondary School
*   Tia Donovan  -  Bowmanville High School 


(L to R) Rotary President David Penney, Carly Diane Chisholm, Rotarian Renne Bos, Brittany Foster, Rachel Witvoet, Shelby Ravary, Rotarian Georg Krohn, absent Tia Donovan
 
 
 
The July 5, 2016 meeting of the Rotary Club of Bowmanville marked the annual changing of the guard as President Steve Code became Past-President and President-Elect David Penney became the Club's president for the 2016-2017 Rotary year.  The meeting was an evening fellowship event held at the home of Kim and Gord Wallace and catered by Kings Court Catering. 
 

 
 
Peter Hoekstra, owner of Graphic Lettering Services and a great supporter of Rotary, was honoured with a Paul Harris Fellowship during our June 7, 2016 morning meeting.  Peter was honoured for the support he provides to our community and to Rotary.  Paul Harris Fellowships are presented to recognize individuals who have made unique and outstanding contributions to our community.
 
Peter Hoekstra (R) receives his Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotarian
Kevin Anyan

 

 
 
At a special May 17, 2016 evening meeting of the Rotary Club of Bowmanville, Paul Harris Fellowships were presented to four Clarington residents who exemplify the spirit of Rotary in their volunteer work in our community.  The recipients were Sylvia and Ed van Haverbeck, Susan Sheen, and John Greenfield.  In presenting the fellowships their Rotary sponsors outlined the exceptional qualities of these special individuals and their outstanding contributions to our community.

Ed and Sylvia van Haverbeck with Rotarian Gord Wallace
Ed and Sylvia van Haverbeck with
Rotarian Gord Wallace

Susan Sheen with Rotarian Don Hutton
Susan Sheen with Rotarian Don Hutton

 
John Greenfield (L) with Rotarian Tom Hill
John Greenfield (L) with Rotarian Tom Hill

The Rotary Club of Bowmanville presents Paul Harris Fellowships to recognize individuals who have made a unique and sustained contribution to our community.

 

 
 

Rotary's Annual Ribs & Brews a GREAT success!!!

The Rotary Club of Bowmanville's annual Ribs & Brews event held on June 10th, 11th, and 12th was once again a great success.  A line up of truly amazing talent, including both Dixie Chicks and Bon Jovi cover bands, an incredible selection of craft brewers, a terrific midway, the best ribbers this side of anywhere, and loads of family fun all combined to provide a wonderful time for those who attended.  Your presence helped the Rotary Club of Bowmanville raise enough money to fund its charitable endeavours for the coming year.  We would like to express our sincere thanks to all who attended and look forward to seeing you next year.
 
 

 
 
The nasty weather did not dampen the spirits of those who braved the snow storm to participate in the Purple Pancake Breakfast in support of Epilepsy Durham Region.  Despite the snow, over $500 was raised to support the charity.  Thank you to everyone who braved the elements to attend and to Wilmot Orchards for providing the blueberries.
 
                     
                                  Chef Georg with his sou chefs Tom, Tim, and John
 
 
 
At its September 29th, 2015 meeting the Rotary Club of Bowmanville presented the 3rd Bowmanville Scout Troop with a cheque for $1000 to support their purchase of a new trailer to store and transport their equipment.  The trailer will be shared with the other local scouting troops.


Scouting Commissioner Angie Ball (L), Rotarian Lyle Goodin (C), and Rotarian/Scouter Steve Kay (R)
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The 24th Annual District 7070 Rotary Foundation Walk was a success again this year.  During the past 23 years the Rotary Foundation Walk has raised just under $3 million for the Rotary Foundation.  This year about 200 Rotarians, friends, and family walked in perfect late summer weather through scenic Morningside Park, Centennial College, and the new PAN-AM Facility in Scarborough to raise an additional ~$135,000 for the Foundation.  President Steve Code, who got lost coming into the event, and Past President Lyle Goodin represented the Bowmanville Rotary Club this year.  Breakfast and lunch were prepared by the Culinary School at Centennial College.
 
President Steve Code and Past President Lyle Goodin walking alongside Highland Creek
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Bono, lead singer and front man for the rock band U2, is well known for his humanitarian work.  In this video Bono pays tribute to Rotarians and their belief in their motto of Service Above Self"

 

 


 

 

 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
Vice-President
Secretary
Treasurer
Respite Care Chair
Director, Community Service
Rookie Committee Chair
Director, Youth Service
Director, International Service
Director, Membership
Director, Fundraising
Club History Project
VISION 2020
VISION 2020
Club History Project
Director, Club Administration
Vice-President
Immediate Past President
Director, Public Relations
Foundation Chair
Webmaster
 
 
 
 
Rotary Club of Bowmanville
P.O. Box 217
Bowmanville ON  L1C 3K9