Walking to END POLIO 2023-11-09 05:00:00Z 0
District Conference 2023 2023-10-30 04:00:00Z 0
Our YEX student is settled in and enjoying Collingwood 2023-09-18 04:00:00Z 0
Collingwood Pride Parade 2023-08-02 04:00:00Z 0
Philippine Public School System – Keeping young children in school Penny Towndrow 2023-07-22 04:00:00Z 0
District and Club Changeover 2023-2024 2023-06-25 04:00:00Z 0
HIP National Y2Y Experience 2023 2023-06-15 04:00:00Z 0
A Taste of the Town 2023-06-12 04:00:00Z 0
Junior Achievement Barbara Edgell 2022-12-06 05:00:00Z 0
WELCOME NEW MEMBER 2022-11-24 05:00:00Z 0
November Social at the Pauls' 2022-11-15 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary 4 Kids Barbara Edgell 2022-10-26 04:00:00Z 0
We Walked For Polio 2022-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
POLIO WALK - OCTOBER 24, 2022 2022-10-16 04:00:00Z 0
Polio Walk October 24, 2022 5 p.m. 2022-10-11 04:00:00Z 0

Community Volunteering Opportunity - Support the GNE!

The GNE is back, and this is an open invitation for all service and social clubs, and anyone from the community, to show their support for this 165 year old tradition!

Parking Volunteers are needed for Sept 23, 24 and 25

This year, all service/social clubs in the Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Blue Mountains and surrounding areas are invited to work together to assist in providing GNE guests with access to the free parking onsite. 

Community Volunteering Opportunity - Support the GNE! Penny Towndrow 2022-09-19 04:00:00Z 0
Meet Our President Sue Bragg  2022-08-31 04:00:00Z 0 Member Profiles
Youth Exchange is BACK! 2022-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Awarded to Lorne Kenney 2022-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
A Taste of the Town 2022 2022-06-05 04:00:00Z 0

Rotary Fellowships Month

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Rotary Fellowships are international groups that share a common passion. Being part of a fellowship is a fun way to make friends around the world, explore a hobby or profession, and enhance your Rotary experience. 
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Great Rotary Fishing Raffle

Get on the Water in Style! 

Thanks to 12 local businesses, both of the Collingwood Rotary Clubs can raise funds in a district-wide, first ever, Great Rotary Fishing Raffle.   

The two Collingwood Clubs are working together to raise funds for youth programs.  The raffle itself has been organized by the Rotary Club of Barrie, and Clubs from Collingwood to Sudbury and beyond have been invited to participate. Clubs will benefit in proportion to the number of tickets they sell. 

Ticket holders will be entered to win the $85,000 Grand Prize: a Dream Package of a X20 Legend fish & ski boat with 150 XL Pro XS motor and drive-on trailer.  The second prize consists of TWO Exclusive Fishing vacations available in 2022 and 2023: the $5,000 Mar Mac Lodge Fishing adventure AND the $5,000 Vance's Resort Fishing adventure!  Use them both yourself or give them away! 


Great Rotary Fishing Raffle 2022-05-16 04:00:00Z 0
A TASTE OF THE TOWN 2022 2022-04-08 04:00:00Z 0

The Great Spuds Giveaway

Our club, along with several other Rotary Clubs, helped to distribute 3,853 bags of potatoes to local food banks, churches and social services organizations.
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Happy New Year 2022-01-01 05:00:00Z 0
Interact Fundraiser 2021-12-08 05:00:00Z 0
Our first 'in person' meeting at The Hub 2021-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
DG Steve Meadley attended our Sept. 2nd  meeting! 2021-09-12 04:00:00Z 0
President Connie Thompson 2021-07-01 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Eco Club 2021-06-08 04:00:00Z 0
End Polio Now Tulip Campaign 2021-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
2021 Virtual Convention 2021-06-05 04:00:00Z 0

Message from DG Lynne Chant

Last week we learned of the discovery of 215 Indigenous children buried at a residential school in Kamloops, British Columbia. At a time when so many have experienced loss, our collective grief must swell to include these children, their families, and their communities. This is a devastating reminder of a history that is not as far in the past as we would like to think and our national shame must guide us to be better.
June is National Indigenous History Month. We ask that you support this national time of mourning to honor these children. Honoring Indigenous People (HIP) is asking that we wear orange in support.
May we all keep this part of our history as a reminder and a beacon in front of us as we work with our Rotary ideals to bring peace and equality to all.
Message from DG Lynne Chant 2021-06-03 04:00:00Z 0


Thanks to our amazing SPONSORS:
Celebrating World Polio Day 2020-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
We welcomed District Governor Lynne Chant to our August 20th meeting... 2020-09-07 04:00:00Z 0
The ‘rain crew’ on duty at the Sunset Point garden 2020-08-26 04:00:00Z 0
Weeds begone! 2020-08-26 04:00:00Z 0
President Mike Gauthier 2020-21 2020-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
Club Changeover and Paul Harris Fellowships 2020-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
YEX Daniel on his way home to Prague! Watch the video about Daniel... 2020-05-27 04:00:00Z 0
A New Type of Meeting-Rotary work continues... 2020-04-15 04:00:00Z 0
Junior Achievement class 2020-02-22 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary4Kids 2020-02-05 05:00:00Z 0
Our Rotary4Kids Auction is LIVE!! 2020-01-31 05:00:00Z 0
20th Anniversary of the RC Collingwood SGB 2020-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
Fours Hockey 2020 2020-01-22 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary participation in Collingwood’s Santa parade 2019-11-16 05:00:00Z 0
World Polio Day 2019-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
Not A Car Wash 2019-10-02 04:00:00Z 0
Believe it or not: Daniel, our YEX student attended his first ever Jays game and caught a foul ball! 2019-09-02 04:00:00Z 0
Sea Otter Fundraiser 2019 2019-07-07 04:00:00Z 0
Changeover June 2019 2019-06-27 04:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellowships 2019-05-23 04:00:00Z 0
New Member 2019-05-16 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting at GTHS 2019-05-02 04:00:00Z 0
A Taste of the Town - June 2019 2019-03-31 04:00:00Z 0
Norah Holder, President & CEO of CGMH 2019-03-28 04:00:00Z 0
Family Snowshoe and Ski Day at Highlands Nordic 2019-03-03 05:00:00Z 0
ROTARY 4KIDS 2019-02-22 05:00:00Z 0
Rotary 4KIDS Online Auction and Radiothon Mike Scholte 2019-01-30 05:00:00Z 0 Rotary 4KIDS,RotarySGB
FOURS HOCKEY 2019-01-19 05:00:00Z 0


5th  Annual Collingwood Adult FOURS Hockey Tournament
January 18th-19th 2019
Central Park Arena, Collingwood
FOURS HOCKEY 2018-11-17 05:00:00Z 0
Walk/bike to eradicate POLIO 2018-10-28 04:00:00Z 0
A new Rotary bench in Thornbury 2018-10-28 04:00:00Z 0
Walking for Polio Eradication 2018-10-24 04:00:00Z 0
Our YEX students 2018-08-30 04:00:00Z 0
Goodbye Caroline! 2018-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Cheque Presentation to the Collingwood Dragon Boat & Canoe Club 2018-06-14 04:00:00Z 0
Our Rotary year is winding down-thank you to President Juanita for a great 2017/18! 2018-06-14 04:00:00Z 0
Give Your Heart to Rotary 2018-02-15 05:00:00Z 0
A Taste of the Town - Sunday, June 10,2018 2017-11-24 05:00:00Z 0
Our Donation to the Collingwood Youth Centre 2017-11-23 05:00:00Z 0
Dr. Gillian Yeates and her OBGYN surgical team are supporting the campaign to End Polio Now!Thank you!  2017-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
Cheque presentation to the Georgian Triangle Humane Society for their Humane Education Program 2017-10-06 04:00:00Z 0
Cheque presentation to the Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts 2017-10-06 04:00:00Z 0
Cheque presentation to the Door 2017-09-14 04:00:00Z 0
September- Basic Education and Literacy Month 2017-09-01 04:00:00Z 0
Cheque presentation to the Collingwood Dragon Boat and Paddle Club! 2017-08-17 04:00:00Z 0
Thanks to those who showed up to weed our Rotary Garden 2017-07-24 04:00:00Z 0
Our donation to Home Horizons 2017-07-09 04:00:00Z 0
Our Rotary Changeover Celebration at Giffen's Farm 2017-07-02 04:00:00Z 0
Cheque Presentation to Georgian College 2017-06-30 04:00:00Z 0
Donation to Tim Hortons Foundation 2017-06-21 04:00:00Z 0
Meeting Venue Changes Juanita Hodgson 2017-06-21 04:00:00Z 0
Final presentation from our YEX student, Matilda! 2017-06-19 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome new member Chris! 2017-06-19 04:00:00Z 0
Toronto 2018 Rotary International Convention 2017-06-09 04:00:00Z 0

People's Choice winners:

The winners of the People's Choice awards are:
1. Tesoro
2. Gustav Chophouse and Bar
3. The Pottery Restaurant
People's Choice winners: 2017-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Thanks to our Sponsors 2017-06-04 04:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellow Recognitions 2017 at the BMFA 2017-05-30 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary garden clean-up Team 1 2017-04-27 04:00:00Z 0
RYLA Rotary Youth Leadership Awards 2017-04-24 04:00:00Z 0

A Taste of the Town 2017

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A Taste of the Town
On Sunday June 4th, 2017, the Gastronomic Event of the Year Returns for its 15th year.

The Rotary Club of Collingwood South Georgian Bay  presents:
A Taste of the Town 2017
For tickets click on the following link:

Sunset Point Park
Sunday June 4th, 2017
12 noon - 3:00 pm

Set on the Beautiful Shores of Georgian Bay at Sunset Point Park in Collingwood, gourmet chefs from over 20 of the finest restaurants in the Southern Georgian Bay area tantalize your taste buds.  Vintners and Breweries from around the world accompany the "Tastes".

Early Bird Tickets are EXTENDED- $135.00  (Tax receipt $95) Space is limited to 500 attendees.  Your ticket provides you to full access to Collingwood's premiere event with unlimited tastes and beverage samples.  Act now - tickets always sell out early.

100% of ticket sales go back into our local and international projects.  This year our local charities include Hospice Georgian Triangle, Big Brothers Big Sisters Georgian Triangle, and Georgian College - Collingwood Campus.  


Registered Charity # 82490 3421 RR0001
A Taste of the Town 2017 2017-03-16 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our newest member, Shari! 2017-03-12 05:00:00Z 0
Cops n' Kids free family skate 2017-02-14 05:00:00Z 0
Give Your Heart to Rotary 2017-02-14 05:00:00Z 0
Cheque presentation to the BMFA 2017-02-02 05:00:00Z 0
Rotaractors and Rotarians-in-training keeping score at Fours Hockey! 2017-01-22 05:00:00Z 0
Cheque presentation for Books for Babes 2016-11-24 05:00:00Z 0
Our donation to the Christmas Feast🎄... 2016-11-18 05:00:00Z 0
FOURS HOCKEY-Save the date! 2016-11-08 05:00:00Z 0
Amazing presentation by Mark Wafer at our Rotary Conference 2016-11-02 04:00:00Z 0
"The Ladies" at the District Conference 2016-11-02 04:00:00Z 0
District 7010 Conference-lots of inspiration and good times! 2016-11-02 04:00:00Z 0
Congratulations, Keith, our latest Paul Harris Fellow 2016-10-12 04:00:00Z 0
Detachment Commander Mary Shannon 2016-10-12 04:00:00Z 0

Our container is now in the hands of the Rotary Club of Igoma

The 40 foot sea container we packed in Barrie in June has now completed its long journey to Igoma, Mwanza, Tanzania. Our partner club, the Rotary Club of Igoma will  unpack the contents and distribute them to the 6 schools in Igoma. The library books, chairs, desks, blackboards, pianos and school supplies will  be distributed to benefit 10,000 school children in the Igoma area. We did our work in the spring and the benefits come in their spring on the other side of the equator and more than half way around the world. Stay tuned for more frequent updates of the goods being distributed.
Our container is now in the hands of the Rotary Club of Igoma 2016-09-27 04:00:00Z 0
Our YEX student, Matilda-enjoying the view from the CN Tower 2016-09-09 04:00:00Z 0
New member Abby and visit from DG Margaret Walton 2016-09-09 04:00:00Z 0
Tim Hortons/Rotary Golf Tournament 2016-08-25 04:00:00Z 0
Garden cleanup on the bike path... 2016-07-18 04:00:00Z 0
Farewell Picnic for Agathe! 2016-07-14 04:00:00Z 0
Changeover 2016/2017 2016-06-30 04:00:00Z 0
The Taste of the Town 2016-06-12 04:00:00Z 0
Bowling for BBBS 2016-04-12 04:00:00Z 0
Cheque to Hospice 2016-04-07 04:00:00Z 0

Battle of the Bands

Posted on Jan 16, 2016
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2016 winner of the Youth category is The Truth! They've won recording time and serious bragging rights!
Battle of the Bands 2016-01-16 05:00:00Z 0
Donations to the Syrian sponsorship fund and to Big Brothers and Big Sisters 2015-11-26 05:00:00Z 0
RC Collingwood SGB-15th Anniversary 2015-11-15 05:00:00Z 0

Donation from Blue Mountain

Blue Mountain donated $1500 to the Rotary Collingwood SGB for supplying Jazz on the Mountain at Blue 2015 with a team of volunteers throughout the 3 day July holiday weekend Jazz Festival. Thank you!!
Donation from Blue Mountain 2015-11-11 05:00:00Z 0
Working with Habitat for Humanity 2015-11-04 05:00:00Z 0
Family Hike on the Ostler ski hills-Oct 18th 2015-10-20 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange-former,rebound and inbound! 2015-10-15 04:00:00Z 0
Thank you Tim Hortons! 2015-10-13 04:00:00Z 0
Mission to the Philippines-May 2016 2015-10-09 04:00:00Z 0
District 7010 Conference in Sudbury, ON 2015-09-15 04:00:00Z 0
Basic Education and Literacy 2015-09-04 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome new members! 2015-08-28 04:00:00Z 0
Our new membership directory 2015-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
RYLA 2015-08-19 04:00:00Z 0
Our new Board of Directors 2015-2016 2015-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
Welcome, Mary-Ann! 2015-07-03 04:00:00Z 0
2015-2016 Rotary Theme 2015-06-23 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary Changeover 2015-06-19 04:00:00Z 0
Rotary garden-Saturday Spring clean-up 2015-06-06 04:00:00Z 0
Donation to Tim Hortons Children's Foundation 2015-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
Our Exchange Student Alberto Carrasco Ávila and Rotarian John Saul at Blue Mt 2015-03-23 00:00:00Z 0
Cheque Presentations 2015-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Packing a container of books and desks for the African Literacy Project 2014-11-15 00:00:00Z 0
Cheque Presentation Barbara Edgell 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0

Polio End-Game Plan Announced at Rotary International Conference

Posted by Barbara Edgell on Jun 24, 2014

June 24th, 2014

Collingwood - Local residents Pamela Hillier and Martin Oosterveld were two of more than 18,000 Rotarians from around the world recently attending the 2014 Rotary International Conference held on June 1-4 in Sydney, Australia.

Hillier and Oosterveld, Presidents for each of the two Rotary clubs based in Collingwood as of July 1, were eager to share some of the major announcements about the global fight to end polio they heard at the conference.

Dr. Bruce Aylward, a Canadian physician who heads the global effort for the World Health Organization, stated that of the three remaining polio endemic countries in the world, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria, one country is very close to elimination and plans are in place to end the eradication task by 2018.

In Nigeria there have only been three new cases since the start of the year. Earlier this year India and all of South East Asia announced they were polio-free and that means that 80% of all children in the world are now born in polio-free countries.

The remaining countries where the virus is still endemic are Pakistan and Afghanistan. The frustrating resistance to vaccination in the tribal border region between these countries is being worn down systematically. While there is concern about some secondary outbreaks in countries such as Syria, Dr. Aylward indicated that with an immediate massive effort these flair-ups can be controlled quickly.

Aylward announced a new strategy has been developed from recent experience that will be used in the next few years. When the secondary flair ups started, they were very concerned that the virus might find a new foothold in Somalia -- with a failed government and very dangerous conditions for vaccine distribution, this could be a major setback in the overall battle.

To avert the problem they set up controls at all the border points in and out of Somalia and vaccinated every person who crossed who could not prove they had previously been vaccinated. This new strategy of total containment worked very well and will now be deployed in all the other endemic and flare up situations. So while it may be very difficult to go into every home and community in the lawless and war torn areas of the world, this new strategy makes sure the virus cannot spread to surrounding areas.

The fight to end polio is not cheap, with an estimated $5.5 billion dollars required over the next five years. Several major funding announcements for the Polio campaign were made at the conference.

Rotary International announced it will be contributing $35 million a year for the next five years, and a new agreement with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will see matching Rotary’s contributions two to one. These two annual contributions result in $105 million dollars.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot attending the conference with his father, also a Rotarian, announced the Australian Government would be contributing $100 million over the next 5 years. Also at the event a Rotary member from Nigeria, Sir Emaka Offor, announced a personal donation of $1 million and free office space for the Nigerian effort for as long as required.

There are 34,282 Rotary Clubs and over 1.2 million members worldwide. The two Collingwood-based clubs will continue their efforts to support international, regional and local projects through fundraising and volunteer service. Combined the two clubs raise more than $200,000 each year and have almost 100 members. New members are always welcome.

If you have bought a Rotary calendar, a Trip of the Month ticket, or attended the Scotch Nosing & Noshing or the Taste of the Town events – you are supporting the work of Rotary in your community and beyond. For more information about the polio campaign visit www.endpolio.org and to find out about becoming a member visit one of the local clubs at www.rotarycollingwood.org or www.rotarycollingwoodsgb.org.



Dr. Martin Oosterveld is President-elect, Rotary Club of Collingwood - South Georgian Bay marled@rogers.com

(705) 446-8747 (mobile)


Pamela Hillier is President-elect of the Rotary Club of Collingwood phillier@communityconnection.ca

705-446-6831 (mobile)


References: http://www.endpolio.org/ http://www.gatesfoundation.org/What-We-Do/Global-Development/Polio

Polio End-Game Plan Announced at Rotary International Conference Barbara Edgell 2014-06-24 22:55:20Z 0
Club launches first Junior Achievement in Collingwood J.R. (John) Saul 2013-12-15 00:00:00Z 0
SGB Club Tours Collingwood Firehall J.R. (John) Saul 2013-11-14 00:00:00Z 0

Youth Exchange

Posted by Barbara Edgell on Oct 23, 2013
Our current exchange student Christian-Emil Hervel was our speaker this morning. He gave us great insight into his home town Nysted, Denmark! We are so excited to have you in Canada.
Youth Exchange Barbara Edgell 2013-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Rotartact is here Brad Miller 2013-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Newest Rotarian ......Jennifer Knight J.R. (John) Saul 2013-08-29 00:00:00Z 0

New Paul Harris Fellows

Posted by J.R. (John) Saul on Jul 31, 2013


President Peter and Assistant District Governor, Kim awarded their second PHF pins to past presidents John Saul & Sue Bragg and also to Dr. John Miller.Image 

New Paul Harris Fellows J.R. (John) Saul 2013-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Donation to Hospice Georgian Triangle Capital Campaign J.R. (John) Saul 2013-06-20 00:00:00Z 0
Banner Exchange at Taste Event with District 2080, Castelli Romani Club, Rome, Italy J.R. (John) Saul 2013-06-11 00:00:00Z 0
Donation To Elephant Thoughts (Mirik , India building schools ) J.R. (John) Saul 2013-05-13 00:00:00Z 0
From The Connection: Rotary Club donates to Mully Children’s Family J.R. (John) Saul 2013-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Club Raises Over $3K towards Hospice Capital Fund Goal J.R. (John) Saul 2013-04-08 00:00:00Z 0
Donation To Elephant Thoughts (First Nations science teaching support) J.R. (John) Saul 2013-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Donation to The Door Youth Center (with CIBC's Jeremy Wentworth Stanley J.R. (John) Saul 2013-03-28 00:00:00Z 0
Wilf Wilkinson, Chair of the Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees spoke to the South Georgian Bay Rotary Club's sponsored Foundation Dinner J.R. (John) Saul 2013-03-02 00:00:00Z 0
President meets President J.R. (John) Saul 2013-03-01 00:00:00Z 0

Communication from your Board of Directors

Posted by J.R. (John) Saul on Dec 12, 2012
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To: Members of the Rotary Club of Collingwood – South Georgian Bay

From: The Board of Directors

The following is an overview as to thinking that went into the decision to have the Club commit to a 5 year, $25K commitment (with a caveat that in case of an emergency need in the community, that the Club can revisit this contribution each year) for the Hospice Georgian Triangle and Georgian College – South Georgian Bay.  

Hospice Georgian Triangle

The monies will be only used to help in building a Hospice Palliative Care Residential Home. Hospice has been to our Club with two presentations in the past two years. Please see the attached artist’s rendering of the building.

The building will provide a place, for those who cannot stay at home, other than the hospital, where persons approaching End of Life can spend their final days in Comfort with Compassion and Dignity.

The Club’s recognition of the South Georgian Bay’s aging population, the need for an alternative to an overcrowded hospital and short staffing of palliative care nurses, makes this bricks and mortar local effort a must.

Our Club’s contribution will allow the naming rights of one of the rooms i.e. family room or Garden, and this is dependent on the participation of the other three clubs in the area, Wasaga Beach has already verbally committed.


Georgian College South Georgian Bay

The funds are being used for the capital to fund the construction of a permanent campus in our area.  The College committed to our community with only partial funding from the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments. No more funding is expected. 

Our area has one of the lowest post-secondary educations rates in the Province.  Families were becoming economic and geographic prisoners due to our lack of post-secondary education opportunities.  They did not have the funds to send their children away let alone themselves, to get advanced education or technical training to be able to compete for the jobs in the current environment.

Much of the Club’s local charity is work is the direct result of the under-education of the people in the area.  We have been to this point addressing symptoms rather than the fundamental problem.  The College will allow those who wish to the opportunity to lift themselves through education out of their circumstances.

The College has committed to help us with our efforts to start a Rotaract Club like the one in Orillia which is College based. Plus one of the key members of the Barrie Rotaract is Georgian College’s Marketing and Recruitment Specialist, who has also committed himself as a resource to make the Collingwood chapter a reality.

And as we get our Rotary Mentorship program up and running the College will work with our Mentorship Program Leaders to refer grads with special needs who can then become potential protégés for the Rotary Mentorship Program

The College is a natural continuation of our club’s educational commitments that began with Sandparents, Big Brothers Big Sisters, The Door and now the College. 

The Rotary Club of SGB will be given recognition of its support in the College’s main hall.



There is no question that these two organizations bring to the South Georgian Bay area a benefit that fully meets with the Objects of Rotary and it truly meets the fourth state of the Four Way Test regarding benefiting all concerned.


Communication from your Board of Directors J.R. (John) Saul 2012-12-13 00:00:00Z 0
Donation To the Salvation Army J.R. (John) Saul 2012-11-29 00:00:00Z 0

Ted Rush - Paul Harris Fellow

Posted by Cameron Mitchell on Nov 14, 2012
Finally! On November 15th our Club finally awarded Ted Rush his Paul Harris Fellow Award. Well done Ted, well deserved!Image
Ted Rush - Paul Harris Fellow Cameron Mitchell 2012-11-15 00:00:00Z 0


Posted by Cameron Mitchell on Nov 14, 2012
This morning our Rotary Club donated $500 to a local community initiative headed up by our own Dan Hurley and former Rotarian Ted Rush. These two gents are raising money to buy rink liners for two neighbourhood rinks at Mair Mills and in Lockhart. We hope our donation helps the cause.Image
Donation Cameron Mitchell 2012-11-15 00:00:00Z 0

MPP Jim Wilson

Posted by Cameron Mitchell on Oct 10, 2012

Our MPP Jim Wilson visited our club on October 11th.  We thank Jim for coming out and keeping us up-to-date as to the happenings at Queen's Park.Image

MPP Jim Wilson Cameron Mitchell 2012-10-11 00:00:00Z 0

The Wine Guy - Eddie Sokoloff

Posted by Cameron Mitchell on Oct 03, 2012
This morning Eddie Sokoloff shared some of the wine wisdom he has accumulated in over 45 years in the industry.  It seems to be a topic that was well received by our members!  Eddie touched on glassware, decanting, tasting and many other topics.  He is an engaging speaker and is available for wine tastings and private parties.  His phone number is: 416-419-7129 or email at: eddie@churchhillcellars.com.Image 
The Wine Guy - Eddie Sokoloff Cameron Mitchell 2012-10-04 00:00:00Z 0

Battle of the Bands

Posted by Cameron Mitchell on Oct 03, 2012
Hi Everyone,

Please note that Battle of the Bands has been RESCHEDULED to January 17th and 18th, 2013 at the Collingwood Legion.  Ian Whitton will keep us all up to date with regards to tickets sales and all the other important info we need to know.
Battle of the Bands Cameron Mitchell 2012-10-04 00:00:00Z 0

Mayor Cooper visits our club

Posted by Cameron Mitchell on Sep 26, 2012
Collingwood Mayor Sandra Cooper visited our club as guest speaker on Thursday, September 27th.Image
Mayor Cooper visits our club Cameron Mitchell 2012-09-27 00:00:00Z 0

Simcoe Grey MP Gives Private Tour

Posted by Cameron Mitchell on Sep 26, 2012

Dr. Kellie Leitch MP for Simcoe Grey came out of Question Period in the House of Commons last Friday to greet, meet and offer a private tour of the Parliament Building to President John of SGB & President Todd of Wasaga Beach along with various Rotarians , YE Students and guests.

During the tour, and to delight of all, she introduced fellow MP's John Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs) and Peter Van Loan (House Leader) .Image

Simcoe Grey MP Gives Private Tour Cameron Mitchell 2012-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Our team at District Conference 2012 Cameron Mitchell 2012-09-27 00:00:00Z 0

Simcoe Grey MP Gives Private Tour

Posted by J.R. (John) Saul on Sep 26, 2012

Dr. Kellie Leitch MP for Simcoe Grey came out of Question Period in the House of Commons last Friday to greet, meet and offer a private tour of the Parliment Building to President John of SGB & President Todd of Wasaga Beach along with various Rotarians , YE Students and guests.

During the tour, and to delight of all, she introduced fellow MP's John Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs) and Peter Van Loan (House Leader) .  

Simcoe Grey MP Gives Private Tour J.R. (John) Saul 2012-09-26 12:10:48Z 0

Paul Harris Fellows

Posted by Cameron Mitchell on Sep 12, 2012
At a recent meeting three of our members (Kim Giffen, Leslie Paul & Sue Bragg) were to be honoured as Paul Harris Fellows.  But instead of accepting the honour themselves they very kindly decided that their spouses should receive the honour.  So congratulations to Mike Giffen, Doug Paul and Tom Bragg (his daughter Marissa Bragg standing in for him for the photo).Image
Paul Harris Fellows Cameron Mitchell 2012-09-13 00:00:00Z 0

Elephant Thoughts Cheque Presentation

Posted by Cameron Mitchell on Sep 12, 2012
The South Georgian Bay Rotary Club (SGB) has donated $1000 to Elephant Thoughts to sponsor local children in need to attend their summer science camp. Rotary SGB has also sponsored Elephant Thoughts to deliver their First Nations education programs in Attawapiskat as well as sponsoring a school build and travelling library in Mirik, India. SGB also sponsors education programs in the Philippines with Back to School and Kenya with the Mully Children’s Family. Image
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Tim Hortons Golf Tournament 0
Farewell to our Exchange students..... 0
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Donation to Georgian College

Posted by Barbara Edgell

Rotary gives a gift that keeps on giving: education

Georgian College students received a gift from the Rotary Club of Collingwood-South Georgian Bay this holiday season that will last the year through.

Future generations of students will also benefit from the club’s generosity.

Club President John Saul announced the club’s donation of $25,000 over five years, in support of Georgian’s first permanent location in the region, the John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus.

“The South Georgian Bay area has one of the lowest post-secondary education rates in the province. Education is a cornerstone of Rotary's international charity work so we are pleased to make a contribution that, locally, will have a direct impact to this issue,” said Saul.

This donation brings the college to 89 per cent of its $750,000 fundraising goal for the campus through its Power of Education campaign.

Jennifer Valentine, Pre-Health Sciences student and Students’ Administrative Council rep, was at the announcement to thank the Rotary Club on behalf of all Georgian College students. As a mature student, having a local option for post-secondary education is part of what motivated her to go back to school.

 “Having the college here to allow me to go to school on my own schedule to achieve my goal to work in radiology or physiotherapy, is important to me. It would have been really difficult if I would have had a two-hour commute on top of my classes,” said Valentine.

Saul says his club looks forward to working with Georgian in a variety of ways, including through the Rotary Mentorship Program. The college will refer graduates with disabilities to become Mentorship Protégés, who will then be matched with local business leaders for employment so they can add vocational value to the South Georgian Bay region.

Last year, the John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus served more than 1,300 students. They studied a variety of programs including Ontario college certificates, Continuing Education, corporate training, College and Career Preparation and courses designed specifically for college-capable high school students who are at risk of not graduating.



The Rotary Club of Collingwood-South Georgian Bay donates $25,000 to Georgian College’s John Di Poce South Georgian Bay Campus fundraising campaign. From left to right: student Jennifer Valentine, Campaign Chair Barbara Weider, Rotarian Janet Trude, Campus Manager Lynn Hynd and Rotary Club President John Saul.



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Rewarding Excellence : Congratulations to Lisa Farano and Elephant Thoughts

Posted by J.R. (John) Saul

Rewarding Excellence - 2012 Donner Awards Recipients from all over Canada, the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and Donner Awards' supporters at the 15th annual Donner Awards celebration in Toronto on November 7th.

Out of the 554 non-profit social service agencies that applied, seven agencies from across Canada were recognized as the best-run in the country and shared $60,000 in prize money.


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11th Annual "A Taste of the Town - South Georgian Bay"

Posted by J.R. (John) Saul

On Sunday , June 9 , 2013 the gastronomic event of the year returns . Starts at noon . Ends at 4PM.
Set on the beautiful shores of Georgian Bay at Sunset Point Park in Collingwood, gourmet chefs from over 20 of the best dining establishments from the South Georgian Bay area, tantalize the tastebuds: vintners and brewers from around the world accompany the "Tastes" . This is a major foodie experience.

Tickets are limited and go quickly. Don't delay . Call and book your ticket with Rotarian John Saul at 705-446-2565 or the ticket hotline number @ 705-606-0099

Early Bird : $100. with a $65 tax receipt prior to May 5th (Mother’s Day) ;

After that the tickets are $125. with a $90 tax receipt

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