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 Community Service is one of 5 Avenues of Service for Rotarians.  It covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.

Within the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise. the Community Concerns and Environment (CC&E) Committee takes the lead for all community service projcets. Committee members evaluate requests from the community for financial and non-financial support. They coordinate local projects with other clubs to get maximum effectiveness and avoid duplication of projects and programs. Members continually assesses local needs and suggest projects for club involvement. The Committee is also concerned with monitoring and improving the quality of the community’s environment and organizes projects to promote envireonmental awareness, conservation, and education.

Community service projects include:

 Waterford Trail - "Like a Bridge Over Muddy Waters"


The Norfolk Sunrise little “Bridge Over Muddy Waters” in the foreground is along the Waterford Trail leading into town. The next step, the steps up to the bridge in the background.  Click here to learn more about the Waterford Trail

Waterford Trail - Stairs

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Community Service Committee Chair Jim Peters(centre) presented Andy Koostra and Karen Lindsay with a cheque from RCNS to assist with construction of the new trail section which links the Waterford Heritage Trail and the downtown area.  Andy points out the location for the new stairs,

Coats 4 Kids
Our Annual Coats for Kids event Saturday Nov 3 was a great success. We estimate 200 coats were handed out in the first 1/2 hour and approximately 400 during the morning plus many awesome knitted mitts and hats to many needy members of our community - it was wonderful to see the joy and hope and thankfulness in so many!
Sunrise Trail Maintenance
trail work party oct 12

Saturday Oct 12 saw a hardworking group of Sunrise Rotarians out on the Norfolk Sunrise trial preparing it for winter. They installed rodent protection and mulch around all the new trees and lifted the plants out of the circular garden, installed agricultural cloth and re-planted the shrubs and covered the area with mulch. Lots of work for a dedicated crew. Don't you love to see Rotarians sweat!!

Norfolk Sunrise Supports Agricultural Awareness

The Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise is proud to carry on its long tradition of encouraging the importance of Agriculture among Norfolk’s youth by supporting youth programs in this year’s 172nd annual Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show. With a donation of $900, the club has once again supported the Fair’s Ag Awareness program which brings 16000 youngsters from across Norfolk County to the Fair. The program includes presentations on various agricultural commodities, educational displays, question and answer periods, as well as hands on activities and displays providing an important connection for area youth to this significant component of Norfolk’s economy.

I Like the Penguins!

 You know you’ve made a positive connection with an autistic child when their first reaction to a new stimulus (in this case, an IPad) is “I like the penguins!”. That was the reaction of one youngster in the Haldimand-Norfolk REACH Autism Intervention program using one of the five IPads REACH recently purchased with funds donated by the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise. IPads have proven to very effective in connecting with autistic children and the 5 units will serve children across the region. Click here to learn more about autism and the REACH Autism Intervention program.  Below Rotarian Bettyanne Carty visits the Autism Intervention program.

Supporting Literacy in Norfolk County

The Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise provided $600 to assist with cash prizes for Norfolk County Public Library’s 2012 Teens Write for Fun contest.  Norfolk County teens are being encouraged to submit stories and poems until the deadline date in October, with the awards presentation to be held in November.  This is the ninth year for this celebration of teens’ writing, and the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise has been a sponsor since the early years of the contest.   Lindsay Butler won gold in the Poetry category (ages 16-18 ) for the Teen Writing Contest and recieves her award form Rotarian Nancy Sherwin representing the Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise.                        


Rotary Club of Norfolk Sunrise Soap Box Derby

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Keith Flexman presents Norfolk Sunrise Trophies to Derby winners at first RCNS Soap Box Derby on Aug 6 at Rotary Friendship Festival. From left to right Best Decoration Winner Eric Davidson; First place – Dominic Gonzales; 2nd Mitchell Barker; 3rd & Furthest Travel Jackson Edge.  Mackenzie Dean of Delhi, first place Supercar participant. The derby drew a total of 22 competitors from across Norfolk and as far away as Welland and Peterborough. Next year – BIGGER & BETTER

PD!# - Rotarians Tell Bikers  Where to Go...

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PD13 was a roaring success Friday 13, July as evidenced by all the bikes and people in attendance. RCNS was there as our squad of volunteers worked to ensure bikes were placed in just the right spot....