Canada Day Celebrations, New Rotary Year

It was hot, hot, hot on July 1, but those kids and families who came out to Harold Black Park to celebrate our nation’s birthday had bouncy fun, crafty fun and cooled off with flavoured sno cones, all sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fonthill. 

July 1 also happens to be the first day of the Rotary New Year, as one executive winds down and a new one gets ready to put the new year in motion. Thank you to Past President Paul Snack and his executive for a successful year. The gavel has been passed to new President Mel Groom and her incoming executive. 

As part of an international service organization, the Rotary Club will set its activities around the new 2018-19 theme of incoming RI President Barry Rassin, of the Bahamas, who challenges the 1.2 million members from around the world to “Be the Inspiration.” Rassin delivered this message in person in Toronto at the end of June, as part of the Rotary International Convention, held for the first time in many years in Canada. Several members of our club had the privilege of attending the RI Convention in downtown Toronto, hearing from amazing guest speakers such as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and former First Lady Laura Bush.

The Rotary Club of Fonthill meets Wednesday mornings for breakfast at Lookout Point Country Club. Those interested in learning more about this humanitarian service club of dedicated men and women in the town of Pelham is encouraged to visit www.rotarycluboffonthill.ca