On Tuesday, 29 Nov 2022 we welcomed Daryl Granger, from RoseLe Studios here in Simcoe as our Guest Speaker via Zoom.  Gail Bouw introduced Daryl, a certified advanced drone pilot.  He gave us an interesting and informative talk on the work he does for construction companies and farmers using drones and associated software.  Judging from the many questions, he had us all intrigued by the opportunities with this technology.  Dave Douglas thanked Daryl for his overview of the uses of drones.
More information about the RoseLe Studios may be found by clicking on this link. 
On Tuesday, 22 Nov 2022,  Leah Logan & Jean Montgomery from Indwell, welcomed us to their new facility (Dogwood Suites). Introduced by Joanne Kiefer, Leah & Jean provided for a great update on the progress that they are making with the Dogwood initiative. Moreover, they had coordinated with the Dogwood residents to provide us with early morning refreshments/snacks as well as to break our group into two for a revealing tour of the new facility. What a great way to start the day!
Shown in the photo in front of the breakfast nook with our morning feast is (left to right) - RCNS Members Linda Muir & Bettyann Carty, RCNS Pres Louise Schebesch, Indwell Residents Lara Waite & Michelle Ruskinko, Indwell Staff Jean Montgomery, Indwell Resident Kurtis Swartzentruber and Indwell Manager Leah Logan.
Go to the 'Read more ...' tab below for more information on Indwell as well as a selection of other photos from the morning visit.
The Indwell development is nothing but a remarkable community success story; one that the Indwell staff can be so proud of; one that the community can be most satisfied with. How thankful are we all, to have this project undertaken in our community!
In 2018, Rotarians Margaret Bancroft (RCS) & Jim Simpson (RCNS) were privileged to spend a month in Scotland, curling at 12 different locations as a part of a long-standing Rotary exchange program. Four years later, 16 Scot Rotarians travelled to Canada to curl at 12 different locations; one of which was Norfolk County. While beinge 'wined & dined' by a wonderful group of local Rotary hosts, they were definitely looking forward to the bonspiel and righting the results of the previous visit. 
In the end, the curling was great, and, in the main, the games were close, with the Norfolk County teams edging out the Scotland teams with a small aggregate advantage. 
The 'roarin' spiel attracted good media coverage. As examples, you may read into the Hamilton Spectator coverage at this link and/or the Simcoe Reformer coverage at this link.
A compilation of collected photos from the day's events may be found at our CR Photo Album - go to this link. A smaller selection of photos from the spiel may be found by going to the 'Read more...' tab below.
A huge expression of gratitude goes to the Simcoe Curling Club and its staff and volunteers for their support of this high-profile, Rotary International event.
The two local 'seeded' clubs will each have an opportunity to place two curlers on the 2024 Tour list - Keith Jones (RCNS) & John Vallee (RCS) can scarcely wait! Good curling.
In a continuing role to provide for public & member information about important issues of the day,  the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise hosted a 4-part, Zoom-based speaker series on Climate Change. The speaker series included four speakers speaking to us about four different aspects of the climate change we are experiencing. 
The speaker series proceeds of $1,510 will be donated to the Long Point Biosphere Reserve Foundation. 
Details concerning the four speakers as well as a listing of the links to their presentations may be found at the 'Read more ...' tab below.
The Club extends its appreciation to the group who made this event the success that it was. Lead by Jim & Marjorie Dawson, the group included Mary Mercato, Nancy Sherwin, Ross Gowan, Peter Wheatley, John Wallace, Gail Catherwood, Steve Malo, Sue Finney and of course our $-manager George Cornfield. Well done to all.
Recognizing the special occasion of a visiting Rotary Team of Scottish curlers to Norfolk County on 10 Nov '22, it was decided to have a joint gathering of our two clubs; the RCS and the RCNS. 
Following a terrific lunch of perch at the Erie Bach and a great afternoon of curling, the group convened at the Simcoe Legion for an evening of fellowship, dining and entertainment ... all of this in the company of our 16 Scottish visitors. It was, indeed, a memorable night.
Added details about the evening's events as well as a selection of photos from the banquet may be found by going to the 'Read more...' tab below. A more complete assortment of photos from the day's events may be found at our CR Photo Album - go to this link.
As the Scottish curlers moved on to London (one of the other 12 stops on their '22 Tour), we were left to be grateful for chance to get together as sister-clubs, for the friends we had made, for our success in creating a memory for our visitors and for the pivotal part the special guests, curlers, hosts and partners played in it all.
Yes, it was a 'roaring' memory. Thankyou.
With so many new members, it was clear to Joanne Kiefer and Mary Mercato that it was time to have an RCNS fashion show; to provide for a Rotary fashion statement. Working with a local supplier, they brought together a range of Rotary wear for all to consider - jackets, polos, hoodies, t-shirts and sweaters. They are gathering their wear at Venture Norfolk for club members to see and try on these items and they will be available in all sizes.  Final pricing will be available at that time and purchasing any item is optional.  Please drop in and see them on Nov 16, 4-5pm or Nov 17, 1-2pm - at Venture Norfolk
If these dates don't work, the items will be at Mary's house until Nov 23. 
Shown at the photo is charter member Jim Peters convincing newest member Andi Matecsa of how good it would be for her to be sporting new Sunrise wear/kit. 
On Saturday, 04 November 2022, President Louise Schebesch and Past-President Steve Malo awarded Paul Harris awards to Dave Bradshaw, Andy Kooistra & Dave Nicolle for their hard work to achieve the paving of the Trail, north of Waterford. 
What better place to do this than right on the Trail and in the middle of a ceremony recognizing the growth and importance of that local Trail. Well done to all three Sunrisers.
The annual Coats for Kids & Adults event was held on October 29 at First Baptist Church with resounding success. Our community partner, Peerless Cleaners cleaned and washed over 1200 coats. Another partner, the Langton Knitters group donated 200 pairs of mittens and hats. Over 500 various items of warm winter wear were chosen by many visitors. The remainder of the coats and mittens were then bagged and distributed through several churches and thrift shops, the Salvation Army, the Pregnancy Centre and the Women’s Shelter.
Norfolk County residents will be a little bit warmer this winter, thanks to the generosity of citizens who donated coats. The RCNS wants to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to the Rotarians, family and friends who helped with unloading the trucks, setting up on Friday, welcoming and assisting guests on Saturday and distributing the overflow to the various centres this week. This event could not happen without you.The RCNS also needs to highlight the equivalence of the monetary donation that Peerless Cleaners has made over the past few years. We are so thankful for their support.
Shown in the photo is the RCNS organizing team - left to right; Linda Muir, Louise Schebesch, Sue Finnie, Gail Bouw, John Wallace, Bettyann Carty, Jim Peters, Pam Shantz and Yvonne DiPietro. BZ to Bettyann Carty for continuing to be the energy behind this outstanding community event.
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 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.
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Carrie Sinkowski
Jan 17, 2023 7:00 AM
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