Event Types

Norfolk Community Help Centre

The Norfolk Community Help Centre has been serving southwest Norfolk for over twenty-five years. Originally the NCHC was set up to assist Low German speaking Mennonites, but its services are available to anyone who requires support. The needs of the community are changing and we look forward to serving the needs of the community in the coming years. Frank has been the Program Director of the Norfolk Community Help Centre since 2013. Previously he served as a teacher, Vice Principal, and Principal with the Grand Erie DSB.

Nov 07, 2017
Nov 09, 2017
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Atheletic Travels

Peter has been involved in Masters Sport, like Curling and Basketball for many years. He has an avid interest in travel and learning. He has combined these in places like Slovenia, South Africa, Australia, and recently New Zealand. He will describe some of what he has seen and experienced as well as friendships made. Come and see what lies below the surface of this quiet Rotarian.

Nov 21, 2017

Update on Pikanjicum

Jim and Marjorie Dawson have been working with EBS school in Pikangikum on their music and education program for almost 5 years.  They will show how our work is really making a difference to the students and community of Pikangikum and update the club on the canoe training and Battle of the Bands in June as well as their recent trip to Pik to take 9 student leaders on a 3 day canoe trip.

Nov 28, 2017

Health Science Program - SCS

Carolyn Beam, Norfolk General Hospital’s Education Coordinator and Brian Snow, faculty at Simcoe Composite School will be educating you on the Health Science Program offered at Simcoe Composite School in partnership with Norfolk General Hospital. The program, a unique blend of classroom work, case studies and hands on experience introduces students to the many careers available in healthcare. The students work with physicians, nurses, physios, lab techs (etc) and even tour the hospital plant to understand the support service side of healthcare. Find out how this program has influenced students in healthcare career choices and even those who may have returned to Norfolk. One other tidbit. One of our club members was a student in the inaugural year of the program and one of our members has been part of the NGH team since the inception of the program.

Dec 05, 2017

Dec 12, 2017
Dec 14, 2017
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Dec 19, 2017

Dec 26, 2017

Jan 02, 2018

Jan 09, 2018

Sue Finnie, Jenni Mudge-Winters, George Cornfield

Jan 16, 2018

Group Study Exchange

Tom was born and raised in Halifax NS and attended the University of Guelph.

He joined The Norfolk Fruit Growers’ Association as a management trainee in 1983 and became the General Manager in 1991, a position he still holds today.

Tom joined Rotary in 1989 and is a member of the Simcoe Rotary Club.

In March 2017 he was the team Leader to the Vocational Training Team to District 9790 in Victoria Australia and Tom will be talking about this experience.

Jan 23, 2018

NACL Downtown Programs

Community Outreach Studio is an accessible space operated by the Norfolk Association for Community Living in downtown Simcoe.  
Dina Davidson, Manager of Community Outreach Services and Kadey Oliver, Direct Support Professional will discuss how the agency is striving to create a positive and welcoming environment for all members of the community and a beacon of light to Simcoe’s downtown core. 

Jan 30, 2018

Haldimand Norfolk Women’s Services

Jen Lados has been with Haldimand Norfolk Women’s Services for 15 years. She started as the full time night counsellor for over 2 years, then was case manager in the residency program, and now has been a STAR counsellor for the last 8 years providing counselling services at VH, HT, Cayuga and Dunnville and community education.

She is a feminist, wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, advocate and mixed media visual artist.

We welcome Jen to talk about her work with us.

Feb 06, 2018

Feb 13, 2018

Feb 20, 2018
Feb 24, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Polio Surviour

Doug will be speaking to us about his personal experience with Polio...

I was born in Hagersville and raised on a farm outside Jarvis.  I attended Hagersville High School then on to Seneca College in Toronto, graduating in 1974 with a Resource Management Technology diploma.

I was employed at Bell Canada in the Outside Plant Engineering Department and spent almost 31 years in various management positions ending as a Senior Project Manager.  I was offered and accepted early retirement package Dec 2002 and have spent my retirement working in the civil construction industry, and volunteering in the community on various non-profit organizations.  Currently I am an elder of St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Hagersville, a board member of the Grand Erie Business Centre which provides funding and support for small businesses in Haldimand and West Lincoln and I am also a board member on the South and Metcalfe Non-Profit Housing Corporation which includes Quetzal Family Homes, an entity that provides safe accommodations and programs for women and children escaping family violence.  Together with another person, I organize and run a popular community badminton club in Hagersville High School.  I have been involved in the political arena and ran as a Liberal candidate in the 1999 Provincial election.  I have participated in two overseas missions- one with Habitat for Humanity in Honduras and one with Medical Ministry International helping with eye surgeries in Ethiopia. I have also been a past member of the Haldimand Hydro board before it was sold to Ontario Hydro.

I have a blended family with my wife Flora.  Together, we have five adult children: two of whom are in Ontario, one in Alberta, one in BC along with two grandsons and one in the UK with a grand-daughter.  Between spending as much time as we can with our children and grand-children, we also spend a significant amount of time with our elderly fathers. Family is important to us.


Feb 27, 2018

HN Literacy Program

Mar 06, 2018

Sgt at Arms: Jim Oliver

Greeters: Meklejohn, Mercato, Merreweather

Mar 13, 2018

Cranberry Creek

Michelle Kloepher is a previous exchange student who went to Brazil a number of years ago!  Michelle has come back to the area as one of new owners of Cranberry Creek in Lynedoch.  Michelle will be talking about what she has done since her year long exchange and the plans for Cranberry Creek!

Mar 20, 2018

Red Apple Rides

Phil was born and raised in the Waterford area and has had a passion for our community from a young age.  After attending The University of Western Ontario, he decided to jump into entrepreneurship with Bruce Veltri in 2009.  They started Victoria Eldercare and have just celebrated the completion of their 8th successful year.  

He is  also part of the Norfolk Community Foundation, and most importantly happily married and a father of 2 wonderful children aged 4 and 2 years old. 

Just last year he launched a new company called Red Apple Rides.  Their Bicycle Rental, and guided bicycle tour company is about to start their second year of business and he is very excited to talk to us about what they are all about, and what they have planned in the community over the Spring/Summer/Fall seasons.

Mar 27, 2018

Apr 03, 2018

Apr 10, 2018
Apr 14, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

PR Committee Update


PR & Communications will be offering some know how on using social media. The focus will be on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. How can you support raising the awareness of the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise locally and globally? BRING YOUR SMARTPHONE and let's have some fun.


Apr 17, 2018
Apr 21, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Apr 28, 2018
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM