As we have over the development period of the Church Out Serving 'Food Hub' facility at Riversyde 83, our Club added to our offerings with a donation towards needed building improvements. We feel more than welcomed in our new meeting place and are proud that we can be a supporter of such a wonderful community support group.
The photo captures President Louise presenting the cheque to Church Out Serving Board member Virginia Lucas.
On Tuesday morning, 21 March 2023, Chair of Club Services, Gail Bouw welcomed Karen Matthews as our Guest Speaker. At Riversyde 83, she spoke to us about the Simcoe & District Chamber of Commerce as she sees it from her new vantage point as the recently appointed (4 days in the job!) Executive Director. Karen energized the room and entertained all of us as she spoke of her career adventures, her 'return to town' and her intentions, hopes and dreams for the Chamber.
More information about the Chamber may be found by going to the 'Read more ...' tab as given below.. 
Steve Malo added a special note of congratulations and Gail Catherwood thanked Karen for her great message. On behalf of all of us, she wished Karen well as she works towards an ever-developing business network and a better Norfolk.
On 24/25 June, we'll be paddling to fight cancer in Norfolk County and we want you to help out. You can just be aware of this initiative, you might make a donation to a great cause. or you could even assemble a team and challenge for the cause.
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Hic sunt dracones! Go you dragons!
Dave Nicolle, Chair of our Community Service Cttee writes in that; "This evening I presented a cheque on behalf of RCNS to the Waterford Tricenturena Skating Club to support their April 1st Carnival which will feature about 175 skaters from age 2 in their Me & My Parent Canskate Program to their Adult Starskate figure skating group. The money will go towards costs for lighting, ice rental, costumes, decorations and props.  Accepting the cheque is Maddie Bard, one of the Skating Club's Coaches".
Well ... how cool was that!?!
We did it again.  Our RCNS members along with many friends of the Club, came together on the Sunrise Trail to walk and support Youth Unlimited YFC Norfolk who in turn is fighting hunger, hurt and homelessness right here in Norfolk County. With only 12 registered walkers on RCNS Team Brrr, we raised over $11,000 and our own Chris Kindy exceeded his shirtless goal coming in at $5,100. Everyone went above and beyond in their fundraising. 
Thank you to all but we also want to offer a particular gesture of appreciation to Cathy Harrop who organized us and energized the team to this success for the second straight year. Well done Cathy - you make us look good.
See you again next year.
More photos from the walk as well as a link to the CNOY event page is shown by clicking on  the "Read more ..." tab below.

On week #38 out of a possible 40, on 17 February 2023 at the Port Dover Legion, our weekly RCNS Catch the Ace draw was held.  Winner Rob Cuerrier not only won the weekly prize of $500, but with envelope #1, he also found the Ace of Spades and so won the accumulated jackpot of  $28,500.   Congratulations Rob!  In the picture, Rob receives his prizes from RCNS member Gail Bouw and from our partner, the
Port Dover Legion, Judy Buck.  Missing from the picture is RCNS member Gail Catherwood.  Click on 'Read more ..." for a listing of each of past winners from this CTA Licence.

Stay tuned to this site for information concerning the start of our next licensed draw.

On the occasion of our evening 'New Members' information session, it seemed like a good time to pose a word picture of our Club given its relatively large, new membership numbers.
At this writing, our club is comprised of 48 active and/or business members. Of the total, we have 27 females (56%) and 21 males (44%). Of the 48, 10 are new members within the last year.
The average age of our group is 66 years; quite a bit lower as a result of our recent recruitment. With all aboard, we have 576 years of Rotary experience; on the average 12 years per member.
Looking good!
At our morning meeting on 31 Jan '23 at R83, we took the opportunity to formally 'pin' and welcome Annette Jacobs into our ranks as the newest regular member of the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise.
District Governor Lisa Bishop welcomed Annette with the Rotary induction preamble, noting her new-found responsibilities as a Rotarian. Annette's sponsor, Pres Louise Schebesch 'pinned' Annette and presented her with her Rotary membership certificate after which Lisa lead all of us through the Rotary four-way test and provided Annette with a Rotary induction kit. 
Annette has already proven her interest in, and value to, our community-minded group - we wish her a long and satisfying membership within her new Rotary family. Some extra photos of the occasion may be found at the 'Read more ...' tab.
Welcome onboard, Annette.
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!
Following six, 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 working towards restarting the contest with our seventh licence. It is being planned in a similar way as our preceding licences with the game intended to start in June 2023 - it 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 sixth 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.
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