RECENT CLUB NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mark your calendars and sign-up for our next Flex's Road Rally for Rotary followed by a genuine face-to-face, social BBQ; all this fun being planned by our hardworking ways and means group, for Sunday 19 September 2021.
It'll be .. zoom-zoom .. in a very different way than we've been used to! Note even more of the event details at the 'Read more ...' tab
Click on Flex's Road Rally for Rotary for information concerning event details, registration and payment ...
This is an event open to the public, so why not pass this link along to your family and friends to create and team and join in the fun. 
On Wednesday, 29 September, at 7pm, we will welcome Amos Key Jr as the first of our Guest Speakers in the Indigenous Voices Speaker Series. Via Zoom, he will help us to learn more about Building Respectful Relations and Understanding - go to the 'Read more...' tab at the bottom to learn a little more about Amos.
We encourage open attendance by all of those who are interested in this topic.
If you would like to join in, it will be necessary to pre-register and pre-pay in order to receive the needed Zoom link. More details can be found by clicking on this link.
Mark your calendars for a unique series of presentations set out to inform and educate all of us in respect of a variety of First Nation issues we are confronted with.
Jim & Marjorie Dawson (Co-Chairs of the District 7090 HIP Cttee) are co-ordinating a joint initiative between Grace United Church in Port Dover and our own Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise, to bring us four informed speakers who will add some objectivity to four special topics. For information about pre-registering and pre-paying for this Zoom on-line, speaker series, please follow this link
Click on the 'Read more...' tab to see the speakers as currently scheduled.
Additional details are at this link but you may wish to set aside some Zoom-time at 7-8 pm on 29 Sept, 13 Oct, 27 Oct and 10 Nov.
The event will be widely opened to the public - all are welcomed.
After many years in the making, our idea to add some mural artwork to the downtown community is finally taking form.
Last year, we came to an agreement with the group that is transforming the old LCBO building into a new community support centre. It turned out that our desire for artwork merged perfectly with the need that Church Out Serving (CoS) had for the rebranding of the facility into their new Riversyde 83 centre. With RCNS encouragement and funding, CoS proceeded with their art plan, acquiring additional partners along the way.  They developed a jointly-agreed-upon theme (food and good nutrition) and then acquired a great, young street artist - meet Meaghan Kehoe - more of her work at this link.
The RCNS/CoS connection was great and is now bearing fruit - the work on the south face of the building started on 12 July. Next time you're in the Simcoe city centre area, drop around to see the progress; perhaps to meet and chat with Meaghan.
Our most recent donation in support of the Waterford Heritage Trail has now been spent - the work is complete and yet more trail has been opened up for the enjoyment of the Norfolk community and its neighbours.
Andy Kooistra provides us with some photos and writes - 'The trail upgrade work has been completed. Thank you Rotary!!
In response, Past-President Steve Malo writes - 'Great photos. The transformation is incredible.  We as well as your trail association are so very fortunate having you as the front man. Great work.'
The original story (as posted on 11 June) as well as some general information about the Waterford Trails is given below at the 'Read more ...' tab.
The planning has begun ...
The Little Lending Library (LLL) is a free book sharing/lending tool, increasing access to books for readers of all ages.  Currently over 100 countries around the world have established over 100,000 LLL, exchanging millions of books.
The Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise is in the process of establishing its first free Little Lending Library in Simcoe and is planning on establishing additional sites within Norfolk County.  
Lead for this District 7090 conceived initiative is with Mary Mercato with support form Alan/Yvonne Plater ... all in support of literacy and promoting the love of reading.
Upcoming Events
SPEAKERS
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Sep 28, 2021
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Amos Key Jr
Sep 29, 2021 7:00 PM
Indigenous Voices Speaker Series - Building Respectful Relations and Understanding
Bryant Peters
Oct 13, 2021 7:00 PM
Indigenous Voices Speaker Series - What You Need to Know about The Indian Act
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Oct 19, 2021 7:00 AM
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Oct 26, 2021 7:00 AM
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