RECENT CLUB NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
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.
Recently, our Club was recognized by myFM as their Community Partner for the month of June. They've generously provided continuing airtime for us to get a short promotional message out to Norfolk listeners for the entire month of June.
A part of the Community Partner recognition is that Domino's Norfolk is the myFM sponsor, helping the radio station to showcase awesome local non-profit groups. To lend a hand even further, Domino's Norfolk (ie their stores in Simcoe and Delhi) is offering a special to their customers during the last week of June. With each purchase of  2 x Medium 3-Topping Pizza’s and a Cheesy Bread (for just $25.00 + HST),  $5 from each order will go to the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise - it's a great deal for everyone; just use the coupon code MYFM.
This terrific Domino's offer will be valid from Monday 20 June, to Sunday 26 June inclusive  .... so, go ahead get a couple of pizzas and help us out ... better yet, get your family and friends (and their kids!) to help out as well.
 
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'!
The fifth approved licencing of our ever-popular community fundraiser concluded on Friday 21 January 2022 - what an adventure that series of draws proved to be - congratulations to all winners but in particular to John Lloy our $15K Grand Prize Winner!
As a result of the continuing interest in this draw, the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise, with the support of the Port Dover Legion Branch 158, has secured a sixth AGCO/County license and intends to recommence the game on Friday 03 June 2022 - stay tuned for additional details.
See our Fundraiser Tab at the top of this website home page to see the details concerning this very popular game of chance.
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 our very successful speaker series 'Indigenous Voices', our Club has established a priority to carry-on with another themed, community education and information initiative ... so, it's now time to start planning the Norfolk Sunrise, Fall '22, Speakers Series. 
This year's topic is 'Climate Change/Climate Action'
If you have ideas on topics we could cover or speakers we should invite or suggestions on how to reach the greatest number of people to engage them in this series we'd love to have you join us in developing and organizing this event. 
Please EMail our Club coordinator, Marjorie Dawson at mevdawson@gmail.com or call her directly at 519-583-3328. 
Thanks so much!
Rudi Atkinson writes in:  You are invited to visit the local Rotary Sunrise Trail running north off of Davis St in Simcoe.
In two plantings, the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise, Simcoe Rotary Club, Delhi Rotary Club, and Norfolk Rotaract Club have planted over 10K daffodil bulbs and multiple Redbud Trees.
The blooms are beginning to adorn the trail with their colours. Daffodils represent hope, rebirth, and new beginnings. We await the spring-time beauty of our RedBud plantings!
More photos at the "Read more ..." tab below.
Enjoy!! We did it for you, our beautiful community.
Following a very successful venture in 2020 (right in the middle of the pandemic!), we decided it was important to try collecting hygiene products for those in need, once again. Our aim was to partner with community vendors (incl two employers) to collect feminine hygiene products for distribution to our local Norfolk County food banks (five of them), the woman’s shelter, St Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army.
After securing the support of eleven retail outlets/collection points in four of our Norfolk communities, we were able to bring the total collection together and produce 3-5 boxes of product for each recipient location. 
Between 15-20 volunteers participated in this very worthy service project with representation from each of the three local Rotary Clubs.  With Area Co-ordinator Bob Stevenson's oversight, Joanne Kiefer and Mary Mercato (both from RCNS) organized and ensured that the event would be as successful as possible. They would like to thank all those who participated and helped out in any way to bring this project to fruition. 
Menstrual health supports girls/young women’s mental and social well being. Plan International Canada reported in 2019 that 34% of women/ girls had to occasionally or often make budgetary sacrifices to afford menstrual products and that 63% missed an activity regularly or occasionally because they were menstruating and had concern for access to product or proper sanitation facilities. 
We would like to think that we made a modest difference in the face of this very difficult community issue.
Rotary's aim was as simple as it was important - to work with others in the community to help with a cleanup of our local waterways - this as a part of a greater Rotary initiative to do something useful across the entire Great Lakes area, during this years Environmental Week.
With District 7090 vision, local Rotary Club coordination (so many thanks to Bob Stevenson and Jim Dawson) and Norfolk County help and cooperation (thanks to Mark Boerkamp; friend of Rotary), we gathered on a beautiful April morning (Happy Easter!) and spread ourselves out to several locations to retrieve everything from steel barrels to baby seats to pandemic masks to concrete blocks to tires from our local waterways.
Part of the aim was to bring community members together - here we brought together the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise, the Rotary Club of Simcoe, the Rotary Club of Delhi, Lions Club Simcoe, Lions Club Port Dover, the Haldimand-Norfolk Geo-Cachers, Norfolk Youth Unlimited and several other civic-minded individuals - quite a gathering of over 90 participants.
Part of the aim was to clean-up our local waterways - here we worked at locations at Alligator Park Simcoe, Wellington Park Simcoe, Quance Dam Delhi, Port Dover, Turkey Point and Long Point.
A small selection of group pictures from the day may be found by going to the 'Read more ...' tab shown below. A much wider selection of photos may be found by clicking here to go to the Photo Directory.
It was a great day (of action!) - our gratitude goes out to all who participated.
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