RECENT CLUB NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
On Tuesday, 25 October 2022 we will welcome Angela Hogeveen, General Manager of the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show as our Guest Speaker. Via Zoom, she will speak to us about the status of, and experiences related to, the recently completed 2022 County Fair.
More information about the Fair may be found by clicking on this link. 
We encourage open attendance by all of those who are interested in this topic.
If you would like to join in, please contact our RCNS meeting coordinator at your earliest opportunity at this email link. 
Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise will be hosting a virtual (ZOOM) Speaker Series this fall : Climate Change - Taking Action.  Talks will be alternate Wednesday evenings at 7pm starting October 5 with Dr Samantha Green of the University of Toronto speaking on "The Climate Emergency - our greatest health threat".
On October 19, Dr Maria Strack, a Member of the University of Waterloo Interdisciplinary Centre for Climate Change, will speak on Nature-based Climate Solutions. 
On November 2  Lawrence Solomon of Energy Probe will speak on Sustainable Energy. 
On November 16 Glenn McGillivray of The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction will present " Building Resilient Communities".
Registration will be by donation, with a recommended minimum of $40 for the series. Net proceeds will be donated to Long Point Biosphere Reserve Foundation.  CLICK ON "Read more" to see on-line registration details.
More details on the series are on the poster available at this link: documents/en-ca/2fb54d91-8cd1-4815-b6d2-93f9af127f8c/1  Please share the poster with friends and family. 
Once again, our club is working with Peerless Cleaners and preparing for the annual collection of coats and other cold-weather clothing that will be useful for the less-privileged in our community. 
The event this year is scheduled for Saturday 29 October at the First Baptist Church, with the collection period ending on 26 October.
See the 'Read more ...' tab below to look at the poster and discover other details. Get in touch with Bettyann Carty, the event organizer, if you need any more information.
Mark your calendars - get in touch with the coordinator to sign up - once again, we are getting 'on the road again' to celebrate the life of our Rotary friend Keith Flexman and to have some serious fun.
This event is open to everyone; Rotary members, their families, friends, acquaintances and those who might wish to learn a little bit about us. Details about the event are available at the 'Read more ...' tab as below.
Whether you're a curler or not, you'll want to mark your calendar for this!
For over 60 years, Canada and Scotland have enjoyed a biannual exchange of Rotary members who want to promote fellowship and engage in a curling friendly. This year, 17 Scots have formed a team and will be touring Ontario in November. The third stop on the tour will be here in Norfolk on 10 November. To mark the occasion, there will be an afternoon bonspiel at the Simcoe Curling Club and a special joint meeting of the two local Rotary Clubs (RCNS+ RCS) at the Simcoe Legion in the evening (event details to follow).
Whilst the bonspiel will be a particular attraction for the Rotary curling community, the special joint meeting will be open to all Rotary members and their families.
Come on out and meet a Scot! 
On a beautiful Saturday morning a representative team from RCNS travelled to Welland Ontario to participate in the District 7090 Ride for Polio fundraising initiative.
Led by our Pres Louise Schebesch, the team included Paul Schebesch, Dave Nicolle and Andy Kooistra.
The Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise donated Norfolk County Fair tickets to the residents and their children currently living at The Haldimand Norfolk Women’s Services.   Accepting the tickets is Natalie, Counsellor at the Women’s Service.
Presenting on behalf of the Club is Mary Mercato.
On Tuesday, 27 September 2022 and on our behalves, Gail Catherwood welcomed Jane Scheel as our Guest Speaker.  Via Zoom, she spoke to us about the H&N Women's Service.  Jane offered a very informative overview of the history, programs, resources and challenges faced by that essential community support agency. 
More information concerning the H&N Women's Service may be found by clicking on this link
Following several questions about the address, Gail Catherwood noted the great work being done by the Women's Service and thanked Jane for an excellent presentation.
 
As an RCNS Regular Member, did you know that almost all of the information found on your home-based, Club Runner (CR) desk-top computer access, can be found on your cell phone?
All you need to do is download the CR App from any App Store and install it on your phone. To download the CR App from the Apple App Store or from Google Play, simply type in 'ClubRunner' in the search bar.
The enclosed, ~1 minute, video provides for some information and instructional assistance.
Once installed, your phone will then provide you with easy access to data from our RCNS records such as;
  • links our club and district websites;

  • regular club member personal contact information (phone numbers, addresses etc);

  • an up-to-date schedule of events and speakers; and

  • recent stories.

Those who have it on their phones use it frequently - if you don't have it yet, why not give it a try!
One of the three ways that a Paul Harris Fellowship may be awarded is for the parent club to use its Foundation contribution points to nominate a particular member of its own club or the community at large.
At our 2022 Welcome Back BBQ at the Waterford Legion, Joanne Kiefer announced that two of those in attendance were to be recognized as PHFs for their ongoing and selfless contributions to the community;
Keith Catherwood. In a Paul Harris presentation to Keith, he was described as an unsung hero, humble, always flying under the radar but always illuminating service above self. He’s the roadie setting up and taking down events, he’s the volunteer driver taking friends and family to appointments and he’s the guy picking up auction items. Keith is the guy you call who you know you can depend on. In true fashion Keith was taken aback and surprised at his Paul Harris award but the club members were on their feet and making much noise to recognize him; and
Louise Schebesch. Our esteemed club President Louise was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow last evening that many club members would say was long overdue. Louise is a long term member of the club and in addition to serving her second year as President this term, she previously was club treasurer for several years. Louise has been instrumental in many of the clubs fundraisers, chaperoned a trip to welshpool for high school students and has hosted an international student. Louise has a passion for literacy and has also volunteered in this area. Louise is a compassionate, kind and inclusive individual and the RCNS group stood and cheered at her presentation to show their gratitude for her service. 
Well done, Keith and Louise. You all exemplify what it means to be a Rotarian. As a Club, we are all proud of what you bring to our community presence.
More picture may be found at our CR Photo Album site.
Following five, successfully-concluded licences of our ever-popular Catch the Ace (CTA) fundraiser, the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise, with the support of the Port Dover Legion Branch 158, is now well-advanced into the week-by-week draws of our sixth licence. It started on Friday 03 June 2022 and will conclude once the Ace of Spade is finally drawn.
Once a licence is concluded, a summary of the results is generated. This summary information is then shared with the local print media and can also be found on this web-site - ie see our FUNdraiser Tab at the top of this website to see the results and winners of our fifth licence.
For those who follow the CTA game on a more regular basis, the best way to stay abreast of the current results is to visit our FaceBook site. You may find an image of our FB Page as a panel on this web-page or you may wish to visit our FB Page by clicking on this link. Alternatively, the results are also posted to our weekly RCNS Bulletin (the 'Sunriser'). Normally, it is released to our members and friends on a weekly basis. If you are not a subscriber and you might wish to join the mailing list, please see the 'RCNS Bulletin Subscribe' panel as given at this website.
What an evening of club member recognition!
Following the 2021-2022 activity year, it was time to recognize those in our Club who have distinguished themselves - it was a great social moment to welcome our newest members, to recognize our most recent Paul Harris recipients, to induct our new Board for 2022-2023 and to re-appoint President Louise Schebesch into a second term. Moreover, we we're able to recognize several special district leader appointments, including District 7090 Governor Lisa Bishop, from within our own Area!
If that weren't enough fun, we were able to host 10 Rotary visitors from Latvia who were enjoying their exchange visit time in Norfolk County.
Go to the 'Read more ...' tab to read more and/or to see selected photos from each of these events.  Click on this link to see all of the photos of this event as kept on Club Runner.
Thanks to Club Services Gail Bouw for organizing the evening, the Simcoe Legion for the facility, John Wallace who lead us in prayer, Debbie Moffat and her crew who catered the event and Keith Jones who guided us through all of this, as the seasoned emcee that he is.
In a surprise announcement at this morning's Club meeting, President Louise announced that the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise had been selected as the myFM and Domino's Norfolk Community Partner for the month of June 2022.
A better description of this award in given at the letter shown at the 'Read more ...' tab.
It is a great thing to receive this kind of community recognition for the community service work we are engaged in - it's all 'Service Above Self'!
During the pandemic, we celebrated our 25th Anniversary as a Club.
As a marker to that event, we planted a Copper Beech tree along our portion of the  Sunrise Trail (click here to see more photos of the planting) but this was done in respect of the Covid restrictions at the time.
Now, we are back together (meeting like a 'new normal') and as Sunrisers, we gathered for a morning Sunrise group photo to mark the event.
Upcoming Events
GUEST SPEAKERS
Angela Hogeveen
Oct 25, 2022 7:00 AM
The Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show
The Norfolk County Fair & Horse Show
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