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Our RCNS members are also a part of a County-wide program to provide for food support during the pandemic. Here we see Ross and Joyce helping to organize the food gathering part of the program as well as Jim and Lynda assisting with the delivery of the food boxes around the County.
I hope everyone has enjoyed the summer break and you have had ample time to recharge your battery.  As our summer recess draws to a close our club will embark on the genesis of a new year with renewed enthusiasm and vigor.
The Covid challenge continues as will our Zoom meetings for the foreseeable future.  This will make it challenging for Ways and Means, however I am confident this will bring new opportunities.  It is not always what we achieve but what we have overcome.  
I am looking forward to seeing everyone on August 11.  this meeting will provide an opportunity for the committees to meet for the first time.  I would like to remind the chairs to submit their reports to the Board members by the following Tuesday.  This would allow ample time for review followed by discussion at the Board meeting on August 20.
In the meantime stay safe and employ the gift each day brings!
President Steve
While so many functions have been cancelled, we are excited to move forward with our CAR RALLY event!
A fun afternoon is planned ending with a unique social aspect at the end.  The Car Rally lends itself to maintaining social distancing parameters. 
The Garlic Mustard Control Patrol.  Norfolk Sunrise Rotarians gathered at Lions Park on Saturday May 30 to pull an invasive weed species that is quickly gaining dominance on the Norfolk Sunrise Trail. 
We split into 3 work crews, with 5 people per crew, and pulled garlic mustard along several hundred metres of the Norfolk Sunrise Trail.  Notice the fashion statement 2020, worn by the crew, respecting social distancing.  After our hard work, we were treated to a selection of baked goodies by Gail Catherwood, to replenish our energy level.  
The job is not completed.  Who's interested in another patrol?
At our recent Changeover meeting, Past-Pres Keith Jones presented Gail Catherwood with a 2-sapphire Paul Harris Fellow pin for her hard work for the Club and the community, especially noting Catch the Ace (now in its 4th license) and the Panorama Christmas Farm Market initiative.
Dr. Keith Kerr must be one of Norfolk's best kept secrets. In a humble and low-key manner, Dr. Kerr has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit several charitable organizations benefiting the youth and health of people in our community and abroad. The Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise proudly recognized Dr. Keith Kerr with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award based on his amazing demonstration of Rotary ideals and selfless service to humanity. Steve Malo, President of the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise, is shown placing the Paul Harris Fellow pin on Dr. Kerr. Congratulations Dr. Kerr! You are a blessing to our community.

Diane Luke is a lady of action and commitment to her community. Recently nominated for a Paul Harris Fellow Award for her many projects in the community.  Diane is a charter member of the Twilight Quilters Guild and a member of the Norfolk Quilters Guild.   Early in the Covid pandemic, Diane became aware that the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit was in need of personal protective equipment and the skills of the Guilds were quickly put to good use.  

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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Ross Gowan
    August 7
  • Tracy Winkworth
    August 9
  • David Douglas
    August 12
  • Andy Kooistra
    August 13
  • Stella M. Barker
    September 23
  • Gail Catherwood
    Keith Catherwood
    August 14
  • George Cornfield
    George Cornfield
    September 5
  • Keith Flexman
    Joyce Flexman
    September 10
Join Date:
  • Rudi Atkinson
    August 3, 2007
    13 years
  • Ross Gowan
    September 30, 1997
    23 years

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